Steal VS Splurge

Posted by Christine on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 6:42 PM

No matter how committed you are to following Gwyneth Paltrow’s enviable lifestyle as cataloged in GOOP, we recognize the reality of needing to find the “steal” items versus splurging at every turn. Case in point:

You can’t put a price on scent. Then again, we are fragrance junkies. With so many great choices -- and prices -- available, we say buy one…or buy all … that entices you. Our faves right now:

Treatment products are like water – your skin’s vitality depends on both. With advances in technology, there is a serum for even the most complex skin issues. Fortunately, there are also various price points.

The debate is still on about which is more important – shampoo vs. conditioner -- and which has the most impact on your hair. So which product should we spend the most on? We are torn; Both shampoo and conditioner feel critical to good hair days. And hair masques? A must-have. All the more reason to have fiscal options!

As the most important tool in your beauty regimen, the price is less important than the ingredients. As we are not chemists or doctors, we relied on some to guide our research for the best – in all price ranges. This summer, we plan to slather, swim, and repeat with these:

WINNERS: Father's Day Cologne

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 7:00 PM

Janice, Hattie, Joe, Billie, and Michael...CONGRATS.

You guys are five lucky winners of this contest. If you're not going to wear it, give it to dad or your man! Be sure to check your inbox, we've sent you an email with what you need to do to redeem your prize!

Thank you to everyone who entered & shared...and stay tuned to our social sites for our next contest ;)

Skincare Brightening Products

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 7:36 PM

This summer season, forget the poolside tan! An irresistible and sexy glow is what summer beauty is all about! For that ultimate brightening fix, look on the bright side with any of these luminizing skincare products.

1. Elizabeth Arden White Glove Extreme Brightening Pore Refining Gel ($48,

Banish dark spots and discoloration with this brightening gel which helps hydrate the skin as well as delivering a noticeably brighter complexion. After washing the face, apply onto the neck and facial area right before bedtime.

2. Kanebo Sensai Silk Brightening Cream ($100,

For a gorgeous pearly sheen, slather some of this brightening cream onto the face in the morning right before you moisturize.

3. Kose Medicated Seikisho Pure Brightener ($28,

With this medicated pure brightener, say goodbye to deep-seated dirt and impurities, and hello to a glowing, rejuvenated complexion.

4. L’OREAL Dermo-Expertise White Perfect Purifies & Brightness Milky Foam ($11,

Need a brightening cleanser? This brightening foaming wash leaves the skin supple and oh-so radiant.

5. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder ($30.50,

Every girl needs to have some sort of beauty secret, so let this luminizing setting powder be yours!

6. Peter Thomas Roth Un Wrinkle Concealer & Brightener Light/Medium ($39,

Make dark circles a thing of the past with this illuminating concealer delivering only a natural finish.

7. SHISEIDO White Lucency Brightening Serum For Neck & Decolletage ($79,

A serum is always a guaranteed way to get a more glowing complexion, so apply a generous helping of this luminizing serum to the neck and decolletage areas to help even out skin tone, and reduce the appearance of pesky facial flaws.

8. SK II Whitening Source Derm Brightener ($138.50,

Is your skin tone looking a bit dull these days? Perk it up by applying a small amount of clarifying brightener onto the face!

9. Shu Uemura White Recovery Ex + Protective Brightening Eye Cream SPF30 ($57.50,

Wake up those peepers instantly with this brightening eye cream enriched with SPF 30 to help shield your eyes against harmful sun damage.

10. Bare Escentuals Makeup Hydrate & Brighten Brush ($14,

A brush that brightens? No seriously! This hydrating and brightening makeup brush is for real!