From Morningstar Minerals, Derma Boost, Rejuvenating Spray Mist. This rich vitamin, mineral & amino acid replenisher can be used on skin and hair. Extracted from ancient plant matter, Derma Boost is formulated to restore skin to a smooth, healthy condition. I love using this mist on my face and body after a shower, before applying moisturizer. Not only is it refreshing, but softens and smooth my skin. In addition, I like to use it intermittently during the day as a refreshing facial spray. The price is just right too! It's far less expensive than its competition, and of higher quality. Click on the link below to find out more about the line and what they have to offer.
Beauty sleep is a necessity after a certain age. All nighters require recovery time . No more stepping out the next day without a trace of evidence. Sleep deprivation is epidemic. We all know that it wreaks havoc on your body. Unfortunately, lack of sleep can take a toll on your appearance as well. Getting a good night's rest is paramount. Fortunately, there are quite a few ways to enhance your beauty sleep.
Firstly, assess your bedroom. Make it restful, relaxing, clean, and calm. Create your own private oasis with decor that makes you feel cozy and comfortable. If you haven't done so already, get the tv out of there! Electronics disrupt your circadian rhythms. The same goes for cell phones. I have to confess, that lately, I feel like my phone is my "boyfriend". I sleep with it, check on it, and it's the first thing I think of every morning. Let's try to break these bad habits!
Secondly, invest in a silk pillow, and, or, a silk scarf. Silk is soft and gentle on your hair and skin. Say goodbye to unwanted creases on your face, and fuzzy hair in the AM. Go to bed with a glamorous headwrap, and wake up looking refreshed and naturally beautiful!
You can find inexpensive faux silk headwraps at CVS and Target, or opt for a cool vintage real silk scarf. Just make sure it's a large enough square to wrap your hair thoroughly, and tie the knot in the front towards the top (like a unicorn), so that it's comfy to sleep in.
Invest in a silk pillow cover to save your hair from tangles, and breakage. Toss and turn as much as you need to, but your hair will stay smooth and frizz free!
Be sure to get a 100% silk product, with a hidden zipper. Fishers Finery sells high quality mulberry silk pillow cases. Click Link Below to see the colors and sizes.
Another worthwhile investment, is a silk eye mask. Soft and gentle on your face, an eye mask is essential to a deep sleep. Great for cat naps and travel too...treat yourself. xoxo
Multi task by adding a simple beauty treatment overnight. Make your dry strands silky smooth by applying a few drops of argan or jojoba oil just before sleep. Less is more, so start with a couple of drops on your palm and rub your hands together before smoothing though your hair with a brush or comb. Next, wrap your hair in the silk scarf. Be sure it's silk, as cotton will increase breakage. In the morning, your hair will be smooth, soft and shiny.
Doing makeup over the years, I like to believe that I have a good radar for estimating someone's age. Occasionally, I am shocked, and yes, I live in LA, where you can get botox at the stripmall. But, I'm talking about natural looking beautiful skin. Recently, a client came in fresh faced at 4 am. Her makeup free skin was glowing, soft and smooth. Of course I never ask a person their age, but I did ask her what she uses on her skin. She told me about Lacrème Beauté. Founded by Victoria Galbraith Wachtel, this line is organic and luxurious, ethically sourced, and made with the power of bee venom. Bzzzzz. How about some "Beetox", instead of Botox?
One of the most iconic makeup looks has to be red lipstick! With so many choices out there, it's easy to get overwhelmed. If you're searching for something tried and true, I suggest you visit Besame Cosmetics line. Created by Gabriela Hernandez, Besame is a collection of iconic lip colors, as well as powders, encased in beautiful vintage inspired packaging. The colors are replicas, while the formulas have been refined to give you a perfect pout every time. The finish is a natural soft almost matte. Besame offers a range of reds for various skin tones, as well as a few gorgeous neutral lip colors.
If you visit Burbank, be sure to visit the adorable boutique on Magnolia! Check out Besame, and enjoy visiting the retro inspired website!
Trends come and go, evolve and improve. False eyelashes, for example, have made a giant comeback and they are better than ever. Lashes are key to finishing any look. From naturally enhanced, to all out glam, lashes can truly transform your eyes.. Whether you prefer soft and feathery, or super sexy intense styles, Lilly Lashes has so many options to choose from. Founded in 2013 by reality star and glamazon Lilly Ghalichi, Lilly Lashes is the one stop shop for all of your starry eyed looks. Visit Lilly's luxury lash online boutique to find your prefect fit!Read More
You must have heard by now about the incredible properties of the cannabis plant. It's been around for a very long time. A long time, as in thousands of years, dating back to 2000 bc. So, I think it's only fair to say that cannabis is here to stay. Lately there has been a resurgence in the medical, as well as myriad uses of this gift from nature.
This is where cannabis infused skincare products come in! It's just the beginning with infused skin oils, creams, salves, and serums, and I foresee a giant trend in this arena.
Blending ancient Korean beauty secrets with the power of cannabis, Cannabliss Organic has created a gorgeous line of skincare to heal, enhance and beautify your complexion.
Visit the link below to learn more! Use this code: thebeautyicon10, for 10% off! xo
I love stockings. I'm talking about sheer nylon or silk stockings. Super sexy and smoothing on the legs. Not only do they camouflage a myriad of flaws, but if you know how to select the best denier (weight & elasticity), they can actually create a more streamlined silhouette. Unfortunately, in warmer climates, stockings can be a moisture trapping nightmare; in other words, not even an option. In this case, there are a number of products out there to recreate that flawless French stocking look. Of course you can try self- tanners, but you know how that story can go, all streaky, and stinky.
Move over fake tan legs, and make room for something tres tres belle...Introducing:
Picture Perfect Leg Lustre by none other than a Parisian skincare line, VotreVu. This gorgeous product is a multi-tasker, and can be used anywhere on the body for an ultimate smoothing glow. It comes in three shades, all sheer, which can work on a variety of skin tones. In addition, it's cruelty and paraben free. Click on the link below to check out this sexy win-win combo, as well as the other incredible products offered by this botanically activated fabulous French line!
With so many options out there for foundation, it can be completely overwhelming. From drugstore brands to high end cosmetic lines, the choices seem endless. On top of all that, there is the search for a shade that matches your own skin tone seamlessly. Fortunately, cosmetics have come a long way from back in the day when the main shade was "plastic bandaid color pink-beige"....a tone that, thankfully, doesn't even exist in nature! Today. you can find a much wider array of skin tones covered. Not all, but most cosmetic lines, have caught on to the fact that women come in many variations of each skin tone, and we all want to enhance our natural complexion to look like the best version of ourselves!
If you are looking for a new line to try, I recommend you check out Sappho New Paradigm Foundation. With age-defying moisture and impeccable ingredients, it's easy to create a radiant, smooth flawless finish. This feather light foundation provides medium to full coverage while nourishing the skin. Click on the link below to find out more about this VEGAN & CRUELTY-FREE line!
Perfect for travel, refreshing your skin anytime, and setting makeup, face mists are a must have. The thing is, they've come a long way since Evian. There's a new face mist in town and I am about to introduce you to her....Her name is Coco Ensolleile, and she is irresistible...Scented with natural florals, and full of skin nurturing ingredients, you can use this spritz to set your makeup, on your makeup brush to buff out a dewy base, or anytime as a pick me up! Click link below to discover this incredible newly launched line!
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Aloe Vera
Ever since I was a little girl, I've dreamt of going to Hawaii. Beautiful beaches, flowers, and music, all floating on the soft ocean air. At one point my father even got a job offer to teach at the University of Hawaii. He took a position in Albany, New York instead...but, I digress....
Not too long ago, I finally took that trip to Kauai. It was absolutely beautiful and exceeded my expectations. Especially the nature. Some day soon, I will go back, but until then, I've been searching for skincare, and beauty products that can take me away to a tropical Hawaiian garden, with lush, rich, and natural fragrances.
In this blog, I'm sharing with you some treats I've found. Malie, The Essence of Hawai'i is a delicious collection, with scents ranging from fragrant mango shampoo and conditioner, to frangipani and plumeria scented lotions and body glosses. I want everything, and you will too! They even have candles and oil diffusers, so you can create a little Hawaiian paradise in your own home. The products are all made in Hawaii, and the U.S., with organic ingredients. Click on the link below to check out the site! You will thank me. xoxo
If you haven't heard of CBD Oil yet, you will very soon. With a myriad of health and wellness benefits, CBD Oil is also an amazing ingredient in skincare products! In my research on various serums, I sought out vegan, organic and ethically sourced small companies, and I will be posting in my blog about a few items that I have tried and recommend.
The first one is from a company in Kentucky, Kat's Natural. A husband and wife team created this brand, and I've tried a few items and love everything! They offer CBD oils to be taken internally, as well as salves for topical pain relief. I've been taking the drops called "REST", and believe me, it works to get a calm good night's sleep if you suffer with any sort of insomnia. There is one skin serum, and I love it! A healing serum, which moisturizes without feeling greasy, it can also be used for blemishes, and even has healing properties which are soothing for those suffering with rosacea. Check out some of their products and more details on their website!