Monday, February 21, 2011

Ouidad Creates Curls on the Catwalk‏

Ouidad Creates Curls on the Catwalk
New York Fashion Week 2011

 This season, Ouidad was the official sponsor of two high profile shows – Rebecca Minkoff and Tara Subkoff for IMITATION.  Ouidad kicked off NY Fashion Week 2011 with the Rebecca Minkoff show, the inspiration was a throwback 60’s vibe with a gypsy feel, and Ouidad’s “morning after” long, loose tousled styles were the perfect compliment to the collection.  To get the look, Ouidad used PlayCurl Volumizing Foam and Climate Control to give models a less polished “urban gypsy” look.

Below are some key images from the Rebecca Minkoff Show:
Kristen Somody Whalen for all photography 
The Ouidad team works together with other beauty stylists to prep a model who arrived well after her call time
Ouidad backstage with Musician Sean Lennon and Model/Musician Charlotte Kemp Muhl, both of whom preformed at the Rebecca Minkoff show 

At Tara Subkoff for IMITATION, Ouidad created a femme fatale, “crazy socialite” inspired look to channel the seductive vibe.  Ouidad’s Tress Effects Styling Gel and PlayCurl Volumizing Foam helped shape the soft, 40’s Jane Russell-like curl.  The show was held at the Milk Studio Penthouse, and the front row was star studded, evidence of Tara’s huge celebrity following – including Chloe Sevigny, Gina Gershon, Natasha Lyonne, Rose McGowen and Liev Schreiber. 
Ouidad backstage creating volume and coaxing curls

Curling irons added texture and curl to a model’s otherwise straight hair

The Ouidad Styling Mist Setting and Holding Spray kept models hair in place

The final look – sophisticated soft waves

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fashion Week Highlights


Duckie Brown
Nicholas K
Victor de Souza

Napoleon Perdis kicked off the first official day of fashion week with a variety of looks. From the all natural, fresh faces of the Duckie Brown boys, the strong brows and nude matte lips at Nicholas K, to the extreme look of the Victor de Souza show – Napoleon and his talented team has and continues to cover it all.  At Nicholas K, to echo the rugged, outdoorsy feel, Napoleon mirrored the tones in the collection and used the Napoleon Perdis Eye Pencils and Color Discs to achieve dark tomboy brows and smoky eyes.  For the boys in the Duckie Brown show, Napoleon used his Auto Pilot Pore Minimizer and Mattifer to tone down shine and keep the look natural, yet camera ready.  Napoleon’s talent as a makeup artist really shined at Victor de Souza, where he used Eye Will Survive Eye Primer and Neo Noir Liquid Liner for high impact results.   

Below are some key snapshots from the shows, photo's courtesy of Kristen Somody Whalen:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Save 20% at Pistachio!

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Palmers Cocoa Butter Giveaway

With Fall and Winter dry skin comes.  Sorry but drinking more water to hydrate your skin is a MYTH!  H2O has nothing to do with the lipid factors in your skin or the sebaceous glands to increase your skins natural oils.
Pregnancy and itchy bellies and change of skin tone and texture, well that can happen and weather has nothing to do with it but there is something that can help!

Pure Cocoa Butter, enriched with Vitamin E, in a soothing emollient base.  Heals and softens rough, dry skin.  Smooths marks, tones the skin and an excellent all-over-the body moisturizer and after tanning butter.  Also available in fragrance free formula.

Palmers wants to give one lucky mama or mama to be a gift set of Cocoa Butter Lotion, Cocoa Butter Jar, Swivel Stick and Fragrance Free Cocoa Butter Lotion.  Retail Value $40.00.

Contest Rules, answer the following question:

1)  How do you keep your skin healthy in the dry winter months or what did/are you doing to prevent stretch marks from occuring? please include your email address

Additional Entries
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@ @ Palmers Giveaway, ends 12/20/10:

Open to US & CDN's
Ends 12/20/2010 at 12pm EST 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jenny Milk Face Cream from Druide-Must Try!!!

I love Druide, such a fantastic line and I just found out they launched this!

This is truly a unique cream that I MUST try!  Milk does have an exfoliating action(lactic acid) so it would refine the skins texture and even out skin tone too.
I don't have this yet.....but if this is similar to what Cleopatra used I am so curious to check this out.
I don't know what Jenny Milk is derived from but I am too excited to wait, but I will update once I know more.

From Druide: 

Jenny milk, a timeless beauty secret

It began with Cleopatra, who bathed in jenny milk to preserve the youthful beauty of her skin. The secret wound its way through ages among the greatest beauty queens from ancient Greece and Rome until today…

The rich complement of vitamins (A, B, C, D, E), and minerals (calcium, zinc), polyunsaturated fats (omega-3 and omega-6), amino-acids and bioactive peptides, accounts for the milk's remarkable soothing, restructuring, nourishing and anti-aging properties.

In its composition, jenny milk is the closest to human milk, and is thus highly compatible with the human body and skin. It is perfect even for the most sensitive skin.

The scent is discreet; Myrrh (used since Egyptian antiquity), delicately dressed with the fresh notes of Rose, Camomile, Magnolia and Myrtle.

The benefits:
It improves the tonicity, the elasticity; hydrates and revitalizes the skin- making it smooth, firmed and radiant with health.

99,4% of the total ingredients are natural in origin
44% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
70% of the total ingredients are bioactive

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Aunt Ruby's Winner!

Woo hoo!  #3 is Monika......
You are the lucky winner of Aunt Ruby's Cocoa and Coffee Scrub!
Please email me at: to claim your prize!

You have 48 hrs to respond and if I don't hear from you, another draw will be conducted.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Aunt Ruby's Review and Giveaway

What can I say about Aunt Ruby's?  Um.....delish, Canadian, handmade & one of my favorite body scrubs that I have used!

How about if you love coffee or shall I say that wonderful, heavenly smell of freshly brewed coffee then I have the body scrub for you.
Yes body scrub.

What are the benefits of caffiene for the body as a scrub?

  • It can reduce inflammation on the skin and promote the skin to heal.
  • The scent of coffee in Aromatherapy has been linked to clear the mind of excessive thoughts
  • A natural antioxidant
  • Caffeine in body scrubs helps to improve blood flow, therefore "may" reduce the appearance the cellulite.
  •  Benefits of tighter, firmer skin because it constricts blood vessels.

I finally got around to using this after my class last week of Bootcamp.  I tried it on my hands at first but that did not give this wonderful product the justice it deserves.
So after a strenuous work out and wanting to eliminate toxins and keep that blood flow moving and to help with cellulite(really it's all about estrogen and you can't get rid of it completely) I had a hot shower and applied the scrub all over.  What a scent!
The texture is perfect, not too rough at all and I haven't felt that good in a long time.  It massages so nicely into the skin.  The texture is truly perfect.
It's worth having to clean the tub after using it.

Aunt Ruby's Cocoa & Coffee scrub in locally made in Toronto in small batches to ensure quality.
Ingredients are simple such as turbinado sugar, olive oil, grapeseed oil, Vitamin E oil, Glycerin, Coffee, Cocoa and essential oils of peppermint and vanilla.

Aunt Ruby would love for you to have a Cocoa & Coffee Sweet Scrub so you can enjoy it as much as I have, also check out their holiday specials!

1) To enter please join Aunt Ruby on Facebook and tell them I sent you.
2) Tell us here what scents you love in a body scrub.
3) Giveaway ends November.14, 2010 11:59pmEST
4) Open to US & CDN's
5) )(optional)I could use some new me out.  It's new, LOL!