When I first started my reviews La Mer was one I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. After little results and major breakouts I decided La Mer wasn’t the product line for me. Since then I have again re-visited the line and have fallen in love with three products! Below is a little about each one!
La Mer Introduces The Moisturizing Gel Cream!
Inspired by sea kelp’s naturally refreshing and humectant properties, The Max Huber Research Labs have designed a uniquley lightweight new form of La Mer to moisturize the skin-The Moisturizing Gel Cream. Created with the orginal concentration of Miracle Broth and exclusive Lime Tea found in Cream del la Mer, The Moisturizing Gel Cream has the power to visibly transform the skin, leaving it hydrated, conditioned and refreashed.
The Treatment Powder Foundation SPF 15
I am always looking for the next best thing when makeup is on topic. I was amazed by this product, it didn’t make my skin dry or look like I was wearing tons of powder. It gave my complextion a even flawless finish. The color that I wear is Ivory and it’s a perfect match.
La Mer developed this luxurious lightweight powder foundation with weightless color and La Mer’s remarkable skincare properties to visibly transform the complextion and complement the benefits of Creme del la Mer. Gemstones, including tourmaline and malachite, capture light energy, while creating a unique transparent color palette that optically erases imperfections to reveal a naturally flawless complextion.
I think this is by far one of my favorite foundations that I have ever used or even tried. Trust me I have tried them all lately I have been using just a tinted hydrator during the summer months. This foundation is perfect for the winter months I think for myself personally because it has a bit more coverage then something I might need during the day and during the summer. Although I would use this on a night out because of the coverage!
The Treatment Fluid Foundation SPF 15
Retail: $85.00 1oz
To learn more about La Mer please visit www.cremedellamer.com
All products are available at select Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and online.
Some of my personal favorite products include the following:
Below is a signature look created by julie hewett with her Zoe Palette!
This is not my first review of julie’s line I have fallen in love with her makeup since the very first day I tried it. It’s simple it takes all the guess work out. Palette’s that are created for the women who are on the go. I like that everything I need is in one location. That I don’t need to carry a makeup bag around with me all the time. The formulations of the makeup works very well with my skin, I can’t say that for every brand I use or have used in the past. It’s a fresh, easy line and I really love it. You have done it again julie I think julie is the best in the industry. One day when I make it big ( big smile ) I will be requesting julie to do my makeup!
Julie Hewett has created a stellar line of cosmetics straight from the heart, with passion, as a labor of love for her craft.
She is one of the foremost beauty makeup artists actively working in Hollywood today. and is also a member of the exclusive Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, of which there are only 150 members internationally in the Hair and Makeup Category. This honor is bestowed to those having demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in the art of Motion Pictures
An idea born of necessity on the set of Pearl Harbor , Julie needed to create her own line of long-lasting technicolor reds. The Noir Collection was the answer to the call for good, old-fashioned red lipstick made with today’s updated, more natural ingredients.
Julie’s philosophy has always been to work from the lips up. She was Inspired by her love of 1940’s French black and white films, where the eyelid was clean and the lips were a strong sensual focal point. Throughout history red lipstick has been an absolute beauty staple, like the “little black dress”. Embracing the divine, Julie has created these classic film noir colors which are ageless and timeless.
For every woman who never thought they could wear red lipstick, this is their line. Julie Hewett takes the intimidation out of wearing red. From sheer to matte with matching lip liners you’ll be confident and feel beautiful.
Julie saw that even in this overcrowded marketplace there was still a lack of absolute beauty classics. Collaborating with leading chemists, Julie has made lipsticks of the highest quality natural ingredients. The lipsticks are made of a Camellia oil base, which is said to be the closest to human skin oil, creating a perfect natural texture. Also using pure essential oils for fragrance, such as rosebud and orange blossom oil. Julie Hewett’s products perform to makeup artist’s standards.
Celebrities have relied on Julie Hewett’s exquisite eye for beauty for 20 years. We know you will too. h
Building on over a decade of bringing A-list glamour and flawless tanning to all women, at St. Tropez we’re evolving into a new era in tanning. Based on what our customers love and want, we’ve extended our top-to-toe beauty regime to include new formulations and desirable new packaging along with four fabulous new products. With everything from a groundbreaking, beautiful new fragrance to see off the tell-tale self-tan aroma to a range of must-haves for your bathroom and your make-up bag, we’re delighted to introduce you to a whole new us.
This super-lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse delivers the ultra-even all-over tan you’ve always wanted. Infused with conditioning aloe vera and long-lasting color, you’ll have a perfectly natural looking, streak-free tan that dries in an instant. Our innovative Aromaguard™ fragrance technology eliminates the tell-tale self tan aroma by a minimum of 70% and instead gives a beautiful subtle, yet refreshing fragrance. Created by St. Tropez, the tanning experts you trust to get it right. So whatever your skin type it’s easy to use for the most natural looking, ultimate tan.
Exfoliate with St. Tropez Body Polish before moisturizing dry areas thoroughly with St. Tropez Body Moisturizer (elbows, knees, ankles and feet). Help protect light eyebrows and hairline with a little extra moisturizer. Then, pump the mousse into your palm and sweep it from top to toe making sure you’re well covered as it’s only missed areas that can look patchy. Once you’ve got even coverage wait for 60 seconds before getting dressed. Then try not to get wet, or sweat, for at least four hours. Finally, shower off to reveal a perfectly golden, natural looking tan.
4 fl oz and 8 fl oz
$30 and $40
These products are used amoung Hollywoods most elite, lovers of St. Tropez include Kim Kardashian
I posted in a previous post that my new found love for sunless tanners went to Fake Bake Sunless Mouse. Well I loved the stuff so much I ran out and to be honest the other Fake Bake products I had such as the gel and lotion well weren’t working as well as the mouse did. So I was off looking to replace my emply can of Fake Bake Mouse. I thought I had seen it in my local boutique called 2nd Street Beauty here in Irvine. So I quickly ran into the store to only find the gel and lotions and I already had those. However I did see the whole St. Tropez line. I was hesitant at first I typically find a product that works and stick with it. Why change something if you are getting the results you want right?
The manager told me that I would love the line and said if I didn’t then I could return it. She was even nice enough to give me a pair of gloves for free ( thanks 2nd Street Beauty ) So I came home took a quick bath and shaved and exfoliated. Whipped out my Laura Mercier Sponge and went at it. The mouse was similar to Fake Bake except it didn’t dry as quickly ( that’s a great thing ) because when you use a sponge you are trying to apply it evenly without it drying in one area before the next. I woke up this morning and loved my results I think I might stick with the St. Tropez moving forward.
For more information on where St. Tropez products are sold please visit www.sttropez.com
Check out all the awards this brand has won!
As the original professional and the first natural-looking self tanning range, we’ve won a fair few awards over the years. We’re thrilled to have recently won the award for Best Facial Self Tanner in the Star Beauty Awards 2009 for Rapide Face. We’re very proud of our products and the hard work and expertise that goes into making them, so we’re always delighted to be short listed for and, more importantly, to win awards. You can’t blame us for wanting to share them with you – but also, this is an opportunity for us to say thank you to our lovely staff who have the brilliant ideas that keep us ahead of the competition and make them happen, every day. And a big thank you, too, to all our lovely customers who vote for us time and again. Here’s a few of our awards, past and present:
Star Beauty Awards 2009 – Best Facial Self Tanner
Sunday Times Beauty Awards 2009 – Best Self Tan for Face and Body
CEW UK Beauty Awards 2009 – Everyday Body
Woman&home Beauty Awards 2009 – Everyday Body
Favorite Sunless Tanning Line – Professional Choice Awards
Bridal Beauty Awards 2008 and 2009
Cosmo Girl 2006 – Auto Bronzant
Style 2006 – Whipped Bronze Mousse
In-Style 2006 – Whipped Bronze Mousse
Debenhams 2006 – Whipped Bronze Mousse – Best 2005/6 – Auto Bronzant
Cosmopolitan 2005 – Whipped Bronze Mousse
Cosmopolitan Hair 2005 – Whipped Bronze Mousse
Cosmo Girl 2005 – Auto Bronzant
Handbag 2005 – Self Tanning Mousse
Every girl has to have the perfect tote or beach bag when hitting the pool or beach right? so here it is! Retail is $58.00 and can be purchase online at www.stephainejohnson.com
This chic tote bag is fashioned in a feather light, yet ultra resilient mesh. Featuring an interior zip pocket, bamboo zipper pull and handles in chocolate pvc, this stylish carry-all can easily make the transition from office companion to weekend tote.
Named for the country known as the Warm Heart of Africa, these alluring animal print cases feature chocolate giraffe spots against a field of feather light yet ultra resilient ivory mesh. Striking lime green grosgrain trim and natural bamboo zipper pulls add exotic flair. With a portion of the proceeds donated to Raising Malawi, an organization dedicated to bringing an end to the extreme poverty and hardship endured by Malawi’s two million orphaned children, being charitable never looked so good.
We also need to get the perfect tan and pertect our skin from the sun rays, wrinkles and dry skin = NOT HOT! so here are a couple choices for sun blocks and some tanners.
This is a suntan lotion with SPF 30 smart tanning retail $35.00
To protect the skin from the sun I really like the next product
This cosmetically elegant, all-physical sunscreen contains 5% transparent zinc oxide and 10% titanium dioxide, two non-irritating active ingredients ideal for use on all skin types.
Breakthrough dispersion technology minimizes the “whitening” Effect commonly found in other all-physical sunscreens by equally distributing reduced sunscreen particles.
To maintain protection, reapply every two hours. Reapply after swimming, excessive perspiring, and after towel drying.
Hope these little tips helped you out!
The selection of scents are as follows:
These products really remind me of being in each State! Although I have only been to Washington, Napa this will keep me looking forward to going to the Siesta Keys Florida, Savannah and my dream of growing old in Montana. Below I have tried to post a picture of each place enjoy.
Grapes of Napa Valley
Siesta Keys Florida
My favorite place of all Montanna
It is our belief that although a woman may be sophisticated, smart, sexy and forward thinking in her world, beneath the strong exterior lives a woman who is innately modest, and has a desire to be loved and respected; a different kind of strength.
Often, situations arise where self-betrayal replaces self-knowledge with the belief that having unprotected sex will please her partner and begin or keep a relationship going; all of which could put her life at risk. Furthermore, the idea of purchasing condoms herself or carrying them in her purse where others may see them, might be just too embarrassing. Or she may feel judged for having them in her possession.
We believe we can take the messages in the media about safe sex practices and the risks of unplanned pregnancy, the epidemic numbers of AIDS or STD’s, and transform them into action with Just in Case®. We provide a product that will discreetly and stylishly protect and make a difference in the lives of sexually active women, and restore her self-respect, confidence, and honoring of her own body.
It is our goal to provide a stylish, discreet compact for every woman’s purse. Our designs are as evolving and beautiful, as the women we serve.
We provide an online dialogue for women to share ideas, and some of the latest news in fields of sex education and health.
We are dedicated to the pursuit of our goals through active listening and experience, and continued education of a committed team at Just in Case, Inc..
Our values adhere to the highest ethical standards while providing quality products and a message of hope. We respect and value all women’s rights to their bodies and privacy.
Love Well. Love Wisely. ™
For that extra Bling! Custom Just in Case compacts using only the finest Swarovski Crystals are now available for special order! With two complimentary condoms. Limited quantities – may take 2-4 weeks for delivery.
We want to see Just In Case® in every sophisticated, sexy, independent woman’s purse!
We want today’s woman to be prepared for any encounter without having to be conspicuous. The compact is stylish and versatile enough to carry from daytime to evening.
If you are affiliated with an organization and would like to purchase Just In Case® for special events, fund raisers, or gift baskets contact us for a group discount rate. Sororities, community groups, or just girlfriends can also take advantage of this discount rate for multiple orders (15 or more). Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s time for us to take control and take pride in ourselves, and to lift each other up. It’s our time, ladies!
Love Well. Love Wisely.™
Just In Case II holds two condoms with any size foil. Two Lifestyle condoms are included with purchase. Widest points are 2 6/8″ by 2 6/8″ – total depth is 6/8″.
Choose YouthAIDS Red, and 10% of your purchase will be donated directly to YouthAIDS, a global initiative dedicated to the fight against AIDS.
This very chic ruby red compact will take you from daytime to evening. Compacts are coated in sparkling clear acrylic. Compact opens to a mirror, with a hidden compartment for condoms. Measures 2 1/2″ tall by 2 1/2″ wide and 7/8″ deep. Comes with a red organza gift bag and two complimentary condoms. Your Price: 24.95
For more information on where you can purchase your own case please visit www.justincaseinc.com
|Mehron unleash yor inner makeup artist!
Step away from the department store cosmetic counter. Say no more to makeup that looks good when applied in th store by a professional but when you get home it’s a whole different story. Enough of cosmetics that say they do one thing but don’t hold up to their promise and quality! Introducing to the consumer, Mehron, a line of high-quality, performance oriented makeup that has been used in the entertainment industry for over 80 years and proves that makeup is truly an art that can be easily used by all.
Mehron has been the hidden secret of professionals since its early roots on Broadway in the 1920’s to worldwide distribution today where it can be found on the faces of celebrites and regular consumers alike.
What began as a limited line of rouges and pomades has developed into a diverse product mix of over 1,200 brand sku’s and can be found in over 3,000 retail specialty stores worldwide. With the knowledge gained from making performance and extreme beauty makeup, Mehron has a wide array of lush, vibrant, sexy, exciting colors that are great for work, special occasions, travel, or simplu everyday use.
Mehron Melik founded Mehron Inc. in 1927 in a small New York City loft just off Broadway, in the heart of the theatre district. For years, Mehron catered to the makeup needs of performers in theatre, vaudeville, burlesque, opera, ballet, and silent films. His staff of as many as 10 “Mehron Ladies” would fan out each evening to different theatres and offer cosmetic products and application advice to the entertainers before their performances.
When WWII began, Mehron devoted his talents and expertise to helping severely disfigured soldiers learn how to use makeup products to camouflage their scars, wounds and burns. Mehron traveled from New England to Virginia for nearly 2 years visiting Veterans’ hospitals. This selfless donation of his time and talent aided hundreds of returning servicemen in picking up the pieces of their lives after the war.
During the 1950’s and 1960’s, the entertainment business began to migrate across the United States. In order to keep pace, the distribution of professional quality makeup products shifted to retail outlets. Hundreds of stores became Mehron dealers and the era of the “Mehron Ladies” was over.
|In 1971, Mehron’s son, Martin Melik, assumed control of the family business. He implemented new methods of promotion and distribution, expanded and improved the Mehron product line, and ushered in a new era of aggressive growth and customer service.
Milestone Anniversaries of the Mehron brand are a celebration of the dedication it takes to maintain the leadership in the performance makeup industry. Today, many large productions including Blue Man Group, Cirque du Soleil, The Metropolitan Opera, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and The American Ballet Theatre depend on Mehron products to look their best.
We continue to thoughtfully build our product line to meet the demands of today’s marketplace. We want to take this opportunity to thank each of our customers for their loyalty and support of the Mehron brand and we look forward to many more years of growth and success.
Below are a couple of my person favorites from Mehron
E.Y.E Powder 8-color Palette $39.95
Our velvety-smooth E.Y.E Powder eye shadows never cake or crease. Creamy powder blends easily and evenly to create dynamic eyes for stage and screen. Convenient 8-color palette
This palette works wonders on both eyes and on the face for contouring.
$5.95 thats a deal
Glosstone by Mehron is a proprietary blend of rich, healing ingredients such as Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, infused with specially made color pigments for a sheer glow with vibrant shades. Glosstone adds a pure glossy glow to your lips which highlights the beauty of all skin tones. Glosstone is available in three sheer, vibrant shades to add a distinctive glow and shine to your lips. Mehron, the Leader in Theatrical Makeup, produces Glosstone with the same lasting durability as the Professional Theatrical Makeup. The current sheer Glosstone shades are: Pearl Frosted, Gold Frosted and Clear. Glosstone will also heal and protect your lips and skin from environmental and oxidation damage caused by pollution and the sun.
Mehron is taking off in the Beauty Launchpad May issue. L.I.P color is featured on pg. 58
Mehron does fashion week with Indashio celebrity designer in NYC.
For more information on where to purchase Mehron products please visits www.mehron.com
The look for the Fall 2009 Collection is romantic and feminine but with a distinct edge,” says François Nars, Founder and Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics.
Look created by: Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics.
( Photo copyright Nars )
Items used for this look
Items from the collection below
This whole look can be purchased at Nars website www.narscosmetics.com for a price of $176.00 us
I personally have to have the nail polish and the Silk Road eyeshadow duo
Below is a video of myself receving Botox Cosmetic made by Allergan at Bella Luce Medi Spa in Huntington Beach, CA by Dr. Michael Lawton. http://www.bellalucespa.com/
Below is a list of products that I can’t live without. July is a hot hot month! so wearing makeup can be tricky below are my favorite products that help me beat the heat and still look fabulous.
You may see the same products from month to month it just means it’s still my fav
DEX New York Mineral Tinted Hydrator SPF 20 $32.00
This is a must have for summer even winter. It not only hydrates your skin without feeling heavy but gives a great coverage. I apply it with the Cover FX 140 brush.
This little pallette has the most beautiful shades of bronze, silver and grey frost shadows. It’s perfect for day looks and even workes well as a foil eyeliner with a little bit of eye drops on a brush swipe the brush into the color and instant foil color. What’s even better is this only costs like $3.00 online.
okay so these are my products for the month of July. Check back soon for more reviews and posts.