November 20th, 2014
Happenings: The Fresh Blue Box Lip Makeover Station Lands in LA



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The Fresh Blue Box’s inaugural animation will be “My First Fresh Kiss”, a celebration of the beloved Sugar Lip Treatments. Guests can play and discover at Lip Makeover Stations shaped like Sugar Lip Treatments, record and share the story of their First Fresh Kiss in the Kissing Confessional booth, and design a makeup bag with digital renderings of their own lip print and signature. A selection of Fresh favorites will also be available for purchase, and guests will receive complimentary Soy Face Cleanser samples along with special offers to be redeemed in store or on Fresh.com.

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In honor of Fresh’s west coast store renovations and a new opening in Pasadena, the Fresh Blue Box’s first stops will be retail locations and a college campus in Southern California this fall. Most visits will last two days, with the first being a “teaser” when the Fresh Blue Box is parked but remains closed to pique curiosity and build anticipation. On the second day, the Fresh Blue Box will be “unwrapped,” revealing all of the excitement and wonder of “My First Fresh Kiss”.

Details:

Date(s): 11/20/2014
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): all day
Address: 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036


November 20th, 2014
Deal Alert: Kayu Sample Sale



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Get big savings on cute little clutches by Kayu Design now until November 24. The brand’s online sample sale is going on all day and night so you can score up to 70% off their signature collection.

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1. Jen Straw, $180

2. Jill Straw, $30

3. Casta Natural, $133

4. Adeline, $185

5. Tista, $180

6. Capri, $180

7. Java, $185

8. Jen Jute, $189

9. Luzon Sunglasses, $80

10. Railey, $185

11. Mykonos Green, $105

12. Ava, $180

13. Nina Shell, $415

14. Rachel, $175

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November 19th, 2014
5 Ways to Organize Your Beauty Products



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1. Cosmetic Organizer Scarlett P, $130


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2. EMMA Lipstick Holder & Organizer, $138 | 3. Jewelry Holder Organizer MAX, $70

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4. Big Scarlett Makeup Organizer, $145 | 5. Magic Pen Cubes Vladimir & Kazimir, $35

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November 13th, 2014
Deal Alert: 50% Off Lisa Hoffman Beauty



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Calling all Beauty Gurus and Bargain Hunters: Lisa Hoffman Beauty is offering 50% off sitewide starting Black Friday through December 2nd. Indulge in Lisa’s coveted Fragrance Bracelets, Necklaces, Earrings and Eau de Parfums for just half the price. It’s the perfect way to get a jump start on your holiday shopping while this deal lasts.

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Plus, with your purchase of $50 or more you’ll receive a Serenity or Garden Fragrance Bead Trio to create your own custom fragrance blend for the holiday season.

Get comfy by the computer and visit LisaHoffmanBeauty.com to begin shopping.

**Offer excludes Brazilian Begonia Collection, Couture Collection, Gold Collection, Gift Sets and Tom Binns Collection.


November 12th, 2014
Building a Custom Skincare Routine



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A regular skincare routine is important for maintaining a glowing complexion. Establishing your perfect skincare plan? That might not be as easy. We’ve provided a great guideline you can follow to select a skincare routine and products, step by step. First things first - make sure to identify your skin type so you know which products will be the most beneficial for you.

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Regardless of your skin type, there are basic types of products that everyone should use and an order in which to use them every day (morning and evening). These include a cleanser, exfoliant and a moisturizer used twice a day. When it comes to personalizing your routine by skin type. targeted treatments should be added to match your skincare concerns. These may range from acne, red marks, wrinkles, sun damage, brown spots, or rosacea.

Routine: MORNING

Cleanser

Toner

Exfoliant

Treatment

Moisturizer w/ sunscreen

Optional: Targeted treatment (applied as needed before sunscreen)

Routine: EVENING

Cleanser

Toner

Exfoliant

Treatment

Moisturizer

Optional: Targeted treatment, as needed, applied before or after your treatment product.

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ABOVE: Skincare products we love for different types of skin.

1. Kahina Giving Beauty Facial Cleanser, $65 VIA

2. Province Apothecary Nourishing & Revitalizing Moisturizer, $40 VIA

3. Consonant Ultra Moisturizing Organic Eye Cream, $36 VIA

4. meow meow tweet Walnut Oat Face Exfoliant, $18 VIA

5. Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick, $8 VIA

6. RMS Beauty Oil, $74 VIA


November 7th, 2014
Beauty Flashback!



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November 1st, 2014
Beauty Flashback!



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November 1st, 2014
Create the Ombre Look by Eye Shape



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Want to create the ombre eyes? Try universally flattering shades that offer the perfect contour and luminous highlight on the lid. The latest highly pigmented powder set from BECCA Cosmetics makes it super easy to create a luminescent yet matte style - the Ombre Nudes Eye Palette, $40 is an array of 5 neutral shades that work to brighten and illuminate eyes. With a built-in primer that allows for smudge-proof, 12-hour wear, and Green Coffee Oil for micro-circulation to create an awakened look, the collection allows users to create natural dimension  and depth upon application.

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Almond Eyes - Using an eyeshadow brush, press shade 1 onto lid, starting from the lashline and moving up to the brow. With a blending brush, apply shade 3 to the bottom of eyelid. Apply shade 4 into crease, blending inward and down toward lashline with a crease brush.

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Round Eyes - Repeat step one from almond eyes using shade 2. Then, with a crease brush, apply shade 3 to the part of the eyelid closest to lashline, and to the outer corner of lashline to elongate the eye. Apply shade 5 into the crease of the lid.

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Creaseless Eyes - Repeat step one from almond and round eye instructions. To create crease, trace a line with shade 4 or 5 in the middle of the lid and blend toward the outer corner of the eye. Then, using a blending brush, apply shade 3 to blend.

For more info or to purchase, check out beccacosmetics.com.


October 31st, 2014
What We Love: Paintbox’s Haute Halloween



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New York-based high-design nail studio, Paintbox has unveiled their Halloween Capsule Collection and thanks to the unique designs and fun colors, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday. Edgy and elegant, the designs are available in both classic polish ($55) and gel manicures ($65) and are completely customizable.

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The four frightfully gorgeous new looks are available in four styles before November 2:

Raw Talons - a ten-finger style inspired by trompe l’oeil techniques. A nude base gives way to wicked black triangles painted to mimic claws. And though they are introducing it at Halloween, we like this look so much we’d wear it year round.

Ties That Bind - another ten-finger look, this time with bondage-based inspiration. Black polish creates a cage against bare nails and Swarovski crystal accents round out the manicure for a style that’s more glam than ghoul.

Bone To Pick - a copper skull and crossbones accent nail is the perfect way to dress up a single-color manicure.

Zombie Invasion - another accent nail option for the timid few. We love this look for its Tim Burton-esque vibes and the way it plays nice with just about any color polish at the base.

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Paintbox is located at 17 Crosby Street in SoHo. For more information, or to check out the salon, go to paint-box.com.


October 30th, 2014
Wet Hair? Blow Away



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Yearning for a salon quality blowout right at home?  Just like achieving the perfect liquid line, a flawless blowout takes practice and the help of quality products and tools. Take drying your hair to the next level with Bumble and Bumble’s new line of styling balms. Joining the brand’s popular Straight Blow Dry is the All-Style Blow Dry and Repair Blow Dry - each with their own unique benefits to accommodate different hair types and textures while providing the same healthy, long-lasting style.

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All-Style Blow Dry ($14-$30) is your go to for healthy or fine/oil prone hair. This lightweight creme is perfect for a smooth, soft and frizz-free style and has tiny oil-absorbing powders to give hair oomph (plus it smells good too.) Next up. the hydration-packed Repair Blow Dry ($14-$30) is the crème de la crème for chemical and heat styling junkies.  The serum-in-crème helps seal split ends, protect dry, damaged hair from heat and works to repair locks too.

To learn more or to purchase, check out bumbleandbumble.com.




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