April 14th, 2014
Happening: Beautify LA


Kuyam, a local online scheduling platform, will host the first ever Beautify LA event from May 3 to 10. For one week only, locals can book their favorite beauty or fitness appointments at participating salons and studios throughout Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood,Brentwood, Century City, West LA and Pacific Palisades.

Participating local salons and yoga studios will offer select services at a discounted price on the specified dates. Users can sign up at beautify-la.com and book appointments starting April 29 in just a few clicks.

Participating salons include: SPA at Sunset Marquis, Ocean Spa & Fitness in Loews Santa Monica, Marco Pelusi Hair Salon and many more. The official media partner for Beautify LA is Angeleno Magazine.

How To Sign Up for Beautify LA:
1. Visit beautify-la.com and enter your email.
2. Wait for an email with your Beautify LA invitation to book your appointments.
3. Choose your favorite service and book your beauty appointment in a few easy clicks!

April 13th, 2014
Accessory Report: Summer Lovin’


1. Chasm Cuff by Dean Davidson, $335 | VIA

2. Chan Luu Light Rose Mix Short Necklace Set, $120 | VIA

3. Kate Spade New York Passport Case, $98 | VIA

4. Heather Hawkins Angel Ring, $155 | VIA

5. Blanca Monros Gomez Dainty Stacking Solitaire, $410 | VIA

6. Jimmy Choo Juliet Sunglasses, $350 | VIA

7. Dannijo Rigby iPhone 5 Case, $98 | VIA

8. Sara Designs Coral Leather & Chain Wrap Watch, $196 | VIA

9. Eugenia Kim Chiara Colorblock Turban Headband, $90 | VIA

April 12th, 2014
Get the Look: Miley Cyrus’ Texturized Pixie


ELLE’s May issue is devoted to women in music, so who better than the Bangerz girl herself for the cover? Miley looked very natural and absolutely stunning while shooting the issue, one could say she is quite comfortable in her own skin.

Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist, Andy LeCompte created a texturized style for Miley’s platinum pixie. It looked remarkable with the minimal makeup and her sparkly Marc Jacobs jumpsuit. Feeling motivated to join in the Hollywood pixie trend? Here are some tips on how Andy achieved the severely chic short-haired style.


LeCompte created lightweight style by starting with a strong base for hair using Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner for color-treated hair.  He primed Miley’s wet hair with Wella Professionals Oil Reflections to increase shine to overall end look. Then, blowing hair dry in all directions, he roughly used his hands and a small ceramic brush to tousle locks. Andy finished by spraying leave in conditioner onto his hands and ran through Miley’s hair, giving moisture as well as that much desired texture seen on the cover.

Stylist: Andy LeCompte, Wella Professionals Celebrity Stylist

April 10th, 2014
What’s New: Tweezerman Purple Reign Petite Tweezer Set


They may be miniature, but these pint-sized tools are all you need to perfect your brows, even in a pinch. Don’t let last-minute or on-the-go circumstances keep you from framing your gaze perfectly. Tweezerman’s famous brow set now comes in a hot new hue - the Purple Reign Petite Tweeze Set, $30 is a beauty tool duo that features the brand’s famous stainless steel Slant and Point tweezers in a smaller size, featuring the same perfectly aligned hand-filed tips as their full size versions. With its matching metallic leather case the set is perfect for both purse and travel.


The stainless steel, 3-piece set is fashionably dressed in regal, luxurious purple with a chic leather snakeskin case to match. To purchase, log on to sephora.com.

April 9th, 2014
On Our Bookshelf: The SFP Lookbook 2014


One spring title every fashionable gal needs on her bookshelf? Jesse Marth’s latest from Schiffer Books is The SFP Lookbook: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 Collections, $45. With over 3,200 color images of runway looks from 85+ designers, it’s the ultimate style guide for high-end ready to wear, sportswear, menswear, swimwear, resort and evening wear.


The hard cover book follows on the acclaimed success of its inaugural SFP LookBook, Marth’s latest is ideal for identifying trends in color, fabric, embellishment, styling and silhouette. Peruse through looks styled by Carolina Herrera, Mara Hoffman, Nicole Miller, Noon by Noor, Rebecca Minkoff and more. But, more than just fashion presentations - the glossy pages feature key beauty and hair styling trends in one volume of high-quality images.


The SFP Lookbook: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 Collections, $45 (ISBN: 978-0-7643-4651-4) is available now from Schiffer Fashion Press and can be found online at schifferbooks.com.

April 8th, 2014
Your Beauty Emergency Kit


Every modern-day girl must be prepared for those “O-M-G I can’t believe this is happening to me at the (enter location here)” moments. We love Flight 001’s new, cute F1 Emergency Makeup Pouch, $18. The little flat case can hold a plethora of supplies for nearly every last minute or unexpected occasion - think: cosmetics, toiletries, chargers, jewelry and other odds and ends. Made from a heavy duty cotton canvas with metal zipper. To purchase, or to learn more, log on to flight001.com.


So, now that you have the pouch, what exactly do you need for the inside? From coffee stains to sudden breakouts, the key is to be well-equipped with an emergency kit to combat any fashion or beauty crisis with a quick fix. Here are some ideas for on-the-go solutions…

Concealer - You can never go wrong with some concealer - point blank.

Compact Mirror - Don’t go the entire day without checking your little mirror at least once. Don’t have one? Purchase an inexpensive one at your local drugstore.

Roll on Perfume - Sometimes an extra dab of your signature scent is necessary, especially on your way out for after-work cocktails. Score a roll-on version of your favorite fragrance that’s easy to tote around.

Stain Remover - Your day got off to a rough start when you spilled your morning coffee all over your ensemble. Having stain remover wipes on hand will help tone down the damage.

Oil Blotting Paper - Refresh your skin without re-applying your makeup. Minimize oil by gently patting your face with one of these sheets that can be found at most drug stores. Easy peasy!

Vaseline - This versatile, functional and necessary product is super multi-functional. It can be used for just about anything -scoop up a travel size to use to control baby hairs, cure chapped lips, smooth out stray eyebrows or sooth agitated cuticles.

April 7th, 2014
Editor’s Picks: 11 Ways to Spruce Up Your Vanity


1. Whale Tissue Box Holder, $44 | VIA

2. John Robshaw Bathmat, $59 | VIA

3. EVA SOLO Mirror Box, $165 | VIA

4. Half Moon Shower Curtain, $115 | VIA

5. Wishbone Ring Holder, $45 | VIA

6. Stray Dog Designs Mr. Bill Mirror, $575 | VIA

7. Kenzo Neon Towel Set | VIA

8. Coral & Tusk Chevron and Stripe Buckets , $32-$44 | VIA

9. Deco Tissue Cover in Ice, $100 | VIA

10. Wooden Wastebasket, $99 | VIA

11. Guthrie Boxes (Set of 3), $480 | VIA

April 5th, 2014
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April 4th, 2014
Covering Grays Just Got Easier


Stop plucking the gray and extend the life of your color instead. Thanks to the new San-Fran based Roostix, now you can easily do just that. The answer for rogue grays and roots in between haircolor appointments, the long-lasting temporary hair color is easy-to-use and to carry for quick touch-ups.


Just the size of a pen, Rootstix ($15-$25) makes instant change (that lasts up to three days) possible. The topical product uses natural ingredients and is a pigment that goes on as if you were actually coloring the hair with a marker. Here’s how it works:


1. Place the small comb at the root of the hair

2. Swipe with the Rootstix pen (choose from light, medium brown and black shades)

3. Comb through the color

Color comes out after washing. Can also be used as a temporary color on the eyebrows or beard for men.

For more information, log on to rootstix.com to learn more.

April 3rd, 2014
What’s New: Crow Catcher Serum from Farmhouse Fresh


Stop the signs of aging now - and that’s the mission of the latest launch by Farmhouse Fresh. The brand’s new Crow Catcher Serum, $46 uses a bio-peptide, seaweed & algae actives to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness near the eyes. According to tests done by dermatologist, the powerful serum significantly reduces the visibility of crow’s feet. In fact, 91% of participants during clinical studies noticed a major difference.


The Crow Catcher serum - now available for retail - is 98% natural, vegan and free of gluten, parabens, sulfates and mineral oil. Apply twice daily after cleansing for best results. To purchase, or to learn more, log on to farmhousefreshgoods.com.


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