It all began because a husband wanted to give his wife a very special gift…
Revitalash® was developed by Dr. Michael Brinkenhoff as a special gift for his wife, Gayle, while she was recovering from breast cancer. Intensive chemotherapy treatments had damaged Gayle’s once-beautiful eyelashes, leaving them sparse, breakable and fragile.
After extensive research with a team of talented cosmetic chemists, Dr. Brinkenhoff formulated an eyelash conditioner that, after just a few weeks, gave a renewed look of vitality to Gayle’s eyelashes.
Soon friends and family wanted to know Gayle’s secret to beautiful looking eyelashes. Gayle knew immediately the perfect name for the amazing eyelash conditioner that had given her eyelashes a renewed look of vitality: Revitalash®.
Thus, a new product was born; and a formula created originally for just one special woman has become a product available to women everywhere who want to have beautiful looking eyelashes.
Gayle and Michael are committed to donating a portion of the proceeds from RevitaLash® sales to benefit non-profit breast cancer research and education initiatives.
“Often we feel helpless when someone we love is suffering. I am very fortunate, in my own small way, to have been able to help Gayle through her recovery. Watching her be excited about her beautiful looking eyelashes has been a real joy.”
— Michael Brinkenhoff, M.D.
I Like to be on the natural side of things, more often than not I don’t wear makeup. Especially in the summer months I feel like this is the one time of year that my skin needs to be bare. So RevitaLash is a perfect natural way to make your eyes pop! I used to spend hundreds of $$$ on eyelash extensions and now people ask me all the time if these are my natural eyelashes!
For more information on RevitaLash and products made by RevitaLash please vist www.revitalash.com
Why does this luxe legend continue to cultivate a cult following among celebs and skincare addicts from Fire Island to the French Riviera to Fiji?
La Mer’s miraculous story began more than forty years ago, under extraordinary circumstances. Aerospace physicist Max Huber was conducting a routine experiment in his lab when it exploded in his face, leaving him with severe chemical burns. Frustrated by the few remedies available, Dr. Huber went back into his lab, and twelve years and some 6,000 experiments later, Crème de La Mer was born.
Even with today’s technological advances, La Mer’s Miracle Broth is still manufactured by the same slow, meticulous bio-fermentation process developed by Dr. Huber. It starts with freshly-harvested seaweed from the California Coast, which is rushed on ice to the labs in New York. There, the seaweed and other broth componmesnts are fermented by a series of light and sound waves, releasing vital energies and bringing it to its full potency. Since each jar of Creme de La Mer is hand-filled to sustain its delicate balance, quantities are limited. La Mer has been a Hollywood secret amoung the most elite…
Retail: $ 230 .2oz
For more information on La Mer products please visit www.cremedelamer.com
With a hairstylist father and a manicurist mother, it’s safe to say that LORAC creator Carol Shaw was born into the beauty business. As a teenager, a makeover at a Beverly Hills salon (a graduation present from her aunt) changed not only her look, but her life as well. “I’ll never forget how incredible that makeup artist made me feel, I looked and felt like a star!” says Shaw, who left that day realizing her destiny: To be a makeup artist.
Shaw got her start at a posh L.A. salon frequented by some of Hollywood’s most famous faces. Eventually she moved to fashion, working with world famous photographers and models, while racking up a slew of magazine cover credits. Her celebrity clientele grew so devoted, Shaw has been known to book-up a year in advance for the Academy Awards.
Through the years, Shaw noticed that most of her clients had the same major grievances about skincare and makeup as she did. They complained that too many products irritated their skin, looked and felt artificial, and simply didn’t last. So Shaw set out to develop a line of products that met these standards, using the purest and mildest ingredients possible. Three years later, LORAC (which is Carol spelled backwards) was born. The line launched 10 shades of oil- and fragrance-free foundations (a totally revolutionary concept back in 1990), which set the precedence for the natural, effective, and easy-to-use products that LORAC would become famous for.
As a brand that puts care before color, but sacrifices neither, LORAC’s treatment-based makeup is truly unique. From the plant extracts, emollients, skin rejuvenators, and conditioners they pack into their products to the stuff left out (oil, fragrance, and other harsh ingredients), every LORAC product fulfills Shaw’s dream to design makeup that makes you look Hollywood-gorgeous. Whether you’re walking down the red carpet or walking the dog, LORAC makes you look and feel like a star.
Everyone needs a Little Black Palette! Create long-lasting, hot looks for days, evenings, and after-hours in the city with this must-have palette. Shine in rich golds and bronzes with 4 color-coordinated, mineral-infused, silky-smooth, shimmering Baked Eye Shadows and a mini Behind The Scenes Eye Shadow Primer, all packed in a must-have sleek black case. Buy a little perfection with LORAC’s Little Black Palette—it’s the must-have accessory for every season!
For more information on Lorac please visit www.lorac.com
The Marriage of Beauty and Science Leads to Innovation
Following the outstanding launch and success of her first innovations, CLEAN™ fragrance and Dessert Beauty™, self-proclaimed beauty junkie and leading cosmetic entrepreneur Randi Shinder recognized that women who wanted full, beautiful lips had very few safe and effective alternatives to an in-office injection.
As such, Shinder successfully set out to find the perfect solution. She created LipFusion™, utilizing a revolutionary delivery system that provides women with similar results of those achieved in a doctor’s office, only without the needle. Unveiled in February 2005, LipFusion, the premiere product from Fusion Beauty, was instantly touted as a breakthrough phenomenon in lip enhancement by top industry sources and immediately became a best seller. Utilizing a patented technology, which permits high-performance ingredients to penetrate the lip tissue painlessly and instantly, LipFusion creates a remarkably fuller, softer, sexier pout—instantly.
While many products list and utilize collagen as a key ingredient, in actuality, the collagen molecule is too large to penetrate the skin. LipFusion’s technology dehydrates the molecule into tiny microspheres, allowing them to easily penetrate the lip tissue. Once it’s absorbed through the skin, it searches for the body’s natural water to rehydrate and swell, creating a remarkably plumper pout that lasts up to 48 hours.
Based on consumer demand, in the summer of 2005 Shinder unveiled LipFusion Lip Plump Color Shines and Lip Plumping Pencils. Utilizing LipFusion’s signature formulation, these products helped shape Fusion Beauty’s mantra for the lips—line and define, plump and shine. Designed to dramatically enhance lip contour and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, LipFusion Lip Plumping Pencils launched in four longwearing stains, while LipFusion Color Shines offered seven sheer, wearable colors.
From the Today Show to Cosmopolitan to The New York Times, the LipFusion collection has garnered significant national and local media attention. All LipFusion products have earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal from the Good Housekeeping Institute, lending even more credibility to this truly innovative line. Hollywood has also taken note. Several A-list celebrities are using LipFusion products.
Always innovating, Shinder has taken the LipFusion brand to the next level, introducing LipFusion XL, the first-ever, nighttime lip plumping therapy that double teams the lips with two of the most effective, doctor-administered injectables—collagen and hyaluronic acid. Using the same delivery system as the other LipFusion products, LipFusion XL takes it a step further, stimulating collagen production and offering both instant and long-term plumping benefits.
According to Shinder, the LipFusion collection is the first of many innovations to come from Fusion Beauty, which will continue to apply its patented formulations and knowledge to products beyond what anyone has imagined.
A few item’s every women should have!
Lip Fusion Color Shine
Achieve maximum volume and brilliance for a truly stunning pout. This formula contains tiny, dehydrated, marine collagen micro spheres that absorb instantly and seek out the body’s natural moisture. As soon as the spheres become rehydrated, they plump and hold onto the moisture they’ve collected, creating a mild “swelling” of the lip tissue. The result is fuller, smoother, perfectly plumped lips in seconds. Results can last for up to 48 hours.
What it is:
A revolutionary new self-tanning technology that delivers your perfect shade of sun-kissed glow. The first ever clear, all natural, fast drying, odor-free, self-tanning mist. No odor. No streaking. No staining. No kidding.
Breakthrough micro-nutrient technology delivers a potent blend of vitamins and powerful antioxidants to boost skin’s inherent, sexy, “lit-from-within” luminosity. The pure, natural sugarcane-derived formula works with your skin’s natural keratin proteins to create your perfect, customized shade of glow—every time, all the time. GlowFusion™ is completely odor-free, stain-free, and streak-free. The crystal clear mist dries immediately, evenly, perfectly. And to maintain that perfect glow, the emulsion is great for a tanning extender because it has a little bit of the DHA (a colorless chemical derived from glycerin that interacts with the amino acids in skin cells to produce a color change) added to it plus other hydrating and moisturizing ingredients.
Retail: $98 ( sale ) $58
For more information olease visit www.fusionbeauty.com
I’m kind of freaking out,” Rachel Zoe admitted, while giving us an exclusive guided preview of her new fall collection for QVC. “Look, those are my initials on that bag. I’ve never had my name on anything before!” After browsing through the faux-fur outerwear, chic accessories, and luxe leather handbags yesterday at New York City’s Gramercy Park Hotel, we’re pretty sure that Zoe’s fans will freak out as well—after all, her first collection for the channel, which debuted during QVC’s Shop the Show event at last February’s New York Fashion Week, enjoyed massive success. And now, the star stylist has added even more to-die-for pieces to the line. But the best part may be the price: Most of the items retail for under $100
Here are some pictures of the collection:
Those were the only three I liked out of the whole collection. You can view the rest of the items online at www.instyle.com
Youth is both a state of mind and a product of your makeup bag,” says Marissa Shipman, founder and CEO of TheBalm. “The brand is fun and nostalgic—perfect for women of all ages.” With a “beauty in five minutes” philosophy, TheBalm’s multiuse, mega-fabulous products have become their calling card, offering quick fixes and wondrous solutions for a wide range of beauty wants and needs. And their plethora of striking colors and fantastic formulas allow you to release your inner artist to create looks that will keep you looking and feeling forever young
|Marissa Shipman’s search for the charmed life leads her to all things beautiful|
|When Marissa Shipman decided she had had enough of the corporate world, she took matters into her own hands and started thinking of a way to marry her love for beauty with her desire to work in an environment where she could think outside the box. She envisioned a place where everything smelled delicious (no, not exactly a bakery) and where people looked and felt fabulous. So, instead of searching for this perfect environment, she decided to create her own world of all things beautiful.She started by ordering 11 books on how to create makeup from scratch and literally began mixing in her kitchen. For anyone who knows Marissa, this impulsive nature to act is not hard to believe. Her degree in theatre didn’t exactly help when it came to reading the chemistry formulas, but she was able to master one thing: creating the classic formula for a balm which included shea butter, beeswax, and castor oil. And believe it or not, this is how TheBalm was born.
While beauty means different things to different people, to Marissa Shipman it means being kind to others, loving your pet, excelling in what you’re good at, not being afraid to indulge in dessert, having wonderful friends, maintaining great relationships, and looking (as she would say) “damn fine” while doing it.
TheBalm does indeed help you achieve this “damn fine” persona. And even better is that their products are made with only the best ingredients to give you a beautiful, totally natural look. Many products serve dual purposes and provide a quick fix to make you look and feel your best anytime, anywhere. They are also known for their amazing formulas, gorgeous shades, clever designs, and sexy shade names that are hard to forget like “Curvy Cami” or (ahem) “Down Boy.”
“The sassy names we give our products reflect the personality of TheBalm,” Shipman says. “It’s a mix of sexy and serious, smart and funny, romantic and rebellious.”
A couple must have items from the collection:
From Dawn ‘ Til Dusk and Dusk ‘ Til Dawn, timeBalm’s Got You Covered
Eye declare, timeBalm is a beeswax-based concealer packed with hardcore science to help you fight wrinkles, conceal circles and look stunning ’round the clock. Whether Your’re a daytime achiever or evening diva, keep your cover morning, noon and night. Bonus: Apply before bed to wake up looking fabulous
TimeBalm is a uniquely smooth anti-wrinle concealer that commits all day to covering dark circles and blemishes. Using a cocktail of beneficial ingredients ( vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, soybean oil, panthenol, linoleic acid and phospholipids), timeBalm combats wrinkles and protects your delicate eye area from environmental stresses.
So Many Men, So Little Time…. Introducing Two Multi-Tasking Talents from theBalm
Time management is a skill that every successful women knows how to master. And, just liek she multi-tasks in her office, she likes to multi-task in her beauty routine. Enter the ” Boy Series ” from theBalm, a duo of shadow/blush compacts in fresh, flattering shades. Men may not be able to do two things at onece, but at least the Boys of theBalm can – wink, wink.
The good-for-you talc & paraben-free formula is made of fine-graded powder for a smooth, even texture. The light reflecting particles give off an aura of elegance while the subtle shimmer catches the eye so when she can’t keep the boys aways, she can blame it on the blush.
Guilty by Application Intoducing Mary – Lou Manizer Aka ” The Luminizer ” highlighter, eyeshadow & All-over Shimmer in one.
Sometimes too much of a good thing can get you into trouble. First comes the great looking skinm then the stares and before you know it, your schedule is booked with a different date every night. If they only knew the secret was in the shimmer!
Meet Mary-Lou Manizer, a seemingly innocent honey-hued luminizer that catches everybody’s eye. This highlighter, shadow and shimmer uses mica to diffuse light so your skin looks softer and younger while adding a subtle glow. The oil-free and paraben free formula can be layered onto your lids for a luxe look, swept on your cheeks for a sexy sheen, or used as an all-over finish before you head out for the night. Thanks to its high quality ingredients that give it a creamy, satiny texture, it will be your guiltiest pleasure.
Beauty and brains – from A-list colorist to beauty entrepreneur and innovator, Kelly Van Gogh, has always been at the forefront of hair color trends. An internationally renowned hair colorist with over 15 years of industry experience, Kelly has been known for her sophisticated
and sensual hair color techniques that developed a cult following of VIP clients and models from all over the world. After observing that her busy clients had less and less time to devote to their color maintenance, the trend-setting entrepreneur decided to get to the “root” of this problem and get to work on creating a unique at home hair coloring concept.
Kelly Van Gogh “the company”, was founded in 2008, by world-renowned Master Hair Colorist and product innovator Kelly Van Gogh, because of a passionate desire to revolutionize the hair color experience at home. The Kelly Van Gogh Company is focused on creating beautiful hair color. Kelly Van Gogh is dedicated to continuously developing and creating new advances in prestige hair color and hair color support products by providing the latest in technology, the best available ingredients and the most innovative hair color products. Our constant goal is to make the lives of our clients easier, more beautiful and more fun while coloring at home, and to save you time and money. After all, hair color should not be a chore, or cause stress because of uncertain results. Kelly Van Gogh formulas and hair coloring systems are complex and intelligent. Kelly does the thinking for you so you don’t have to. Now you can relax and enjoy the endless creative opportunities while maintaining your color at home. No longer does anyone have to walk around with bad roots for two to three weeks trying to extend the time between salon visits.
Kelly Van Gogh wants all of her clients in and out of the salon to look and feel beautiful all of the time. Thank you for your purchase of Kelly Van Gogh Hair Color and welcome to Kelly’s extended family of clients. We hope you enjoy!
A few Products from here collection that are must haves!
Wonderlust : Can be used in the following ways:
What’s in it:
This technologically advanced, spray is the ultimate multi-tasking tool that can be used before, during and after hair color. Mica shine particles are suspended in this omega rich cocktail that is specifically designed to add protein, restructure and illuminate hair color. For daily a daily dose of vitamins to the hair, SPRAY ON CLEAN DAMP HAIR and blow dry as normal. The key ingredients in the formula – caviar proteins, amino acids, and strengthening keratins – all work together to lower pH levels, correct porosity, condition and strengthen the hair. The mineral mica shine particles illuminate and give hair color high reflective qualities creating multi-dimensional shine.
Retail $30, can be purchased at Space NK
Daily Caviar Shampoo & Daily Caviar Conditioner:
Step One: Daily Shampoo
Retail $28 for 8oz
Step Two: Daily Caviar Conditioner
Retail $32 for 8oz
The Kelly Van Gogh ColorDefinition System of Hair Color Support Products are your hair color’s new BFF (best friend forever) to protect it against it’s worst enemies. Caustic water (water with deposits of chlorine, copper and other hair color havoc causing substances), along with UV rays, thermal styling and environmental pollutants, can really beat up your hair color causing fading, porosity, frizz and all around hair color gloom. Kelly Van Gogh TO THE RESCUE!!!!! The Kelly Van Gogh Color Definition System works with a lock and key ingredient building block structure, that when one product is used with another Kelly Van Gogh product, it magnifies the results turning on key ingredients in each formula for even better results with each use. Now that is a nutritious relationship. Every product in the Kelly Van Gogh system has ingredients that fight against caustic water, thermal heat styling damage, porosity, and has built in UV protectors in all of our formulas. Packed with amino acids, caviar proteins, and keratin proteins, mica shine minerals and a complete moisture enriching system, Color Definition Strengthens and Releases unbelievable shine and color vitality. We are serious about maintaining and preparing your hair for beautiful Kelly Van Gogh hair color.
Rich & Delicious
For more information on Kelly VanGogh please visit www.kellyvangogh.com
Audrina Patridge in JOE’s JEANS!
LOS ANGELES - June 8, 2010 - Audrina Patridge rocked JOE’s JEANS while grabbing a smoothie in Beverly Hills. The Hills star looked casual yet sexy in her Chelsea Ultra Slim jeans, $167; http://www.joesjeans.com/.
I loved these jeans so much I had to get a pair!
About: LEONOR GREYL, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HAIR DREAMS ABOUT HER
Behind the success of the LEONOR GREYL brand, there are all the ingredients of success: the expertise of more than 35 years in hair care treatment using only natural products, the passion of healthy and glamorous hair and the most important: the love of her profession.
LEONOR GREYL is a brand, a range of hair care products, an institute, a family business, where everyone is passionate by hair beauty.
The meeting with her future husband Jean-Marie Greyl, in 1968, decided the creation of LEONOR GREYL brand.
Jean-Marie Greyl has an extraordinary knowledge in botanics. Plants have no secret for him.
Natural is not yet the fashion but it is at this time that the first products have their success and continue to have success today. The first treatments are called: PALM OIL, WHEAT GERM OIL, MAGNOLIA, HONEY SHAMPOO, CREAM OF FLOWERS…
Success is immediate. The most prestigious hairdressers of Paris and abroad grab up LEONOR GREYL products, making them a must for their most experienced clients.
LEONOR GREYL is now the brand specialist in hair treatments by using natural ingredients. Created with delicate aromas and plant extracts, the products give our hair more brilliance, more glamour and more beauty.
LEONOR GREYL has for the first time incorporated vitamins in her shampoos. The first oil that washes and cure while foaming to water contact, the Wheat Germ Oil, is signed LEONOR GREYL, the first gentle use dandruff shampoo, Propolis Treatment Bath is also LEONOR GREYL, the excellent Cream of Flowers that takes care of the driest hair is again LEONOR GREYL, the divine Mask of Jasmin, the Bamboo Shampoo for long hair is once again LEONOR GREYL.
Adored by the press, public, top models, VIP’s and beauty experts, LEONOR GREYL has received the prestigious Prize of Excellence by Marie Claire in 1999 for the brand, the Prize of Consumers and the Cosmetic News Oscar given by the professionals in the same year.
A family story…
Caroline Greyl, second generation, graduated from an international business school , proudly carries LEONOR GREYL into the 21st century. Today, under the guidance of Caroline, the brand is present in more than 450 hairdressers, in 50 department stores, 60 Sephoras and in more than 20 countries. With her American husband, biologist, chemist and plant lover, they will continue the success of this family tradition
Shampooing Reviviscence uses only the finest natural ingredients to revive even the most dehydrated and brittle hair. Amaranth extracts rich in sugars and vitamins B &C moisturize and condition, while the Sea Lavender, rich in amino acids, hydrates and helps to prevent static electricity.
Thanks to the combination of these two ingredients this shampoo repairs the hair’s lipid barrier, thus helping to restore the integrity of the surface of the hair. Dehydrated hair caused by the damaging effects of straightening, coloring and highlighting instantly reveals a healthy new shine and manageability.
For more information on this line visit www.leonorgreyl.com
About: The brow expert
Anastasia Soare is widely referred to as the Beauty Innovator and The Definitive Brow and Eye Expert, and that is for good reason. Over the years she has achieved iconic status in the beauty industry for her unique way of shaping the eyebrows and enhancing the eye area. Anastasia’s Beverly Hills and Brentwood, CA salons have built on a steady flow of celebrity clientele which includes the likes of Oprah, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Naomi Campbell, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lara Flynn Boyle, Penelope Cruz, Sharon Stone, and others. Anastasia has been featured in the pages of top publications such as Vogue, W, Town & Country, Elle, InStyle, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, People, Flaunt, and Los Angeles Magazine.
Growing up in the culturally rich Romanian seaport of Constanta, Anastasia was exposed to the classic styles of the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine empires at an early age. Working as an apprentice in her parents’ tailor shop, she first took notice of how proportions apply to the human body. Anastasia broadened her field of interest with studies in architecture, engineering, drawing, and mathematics during college. She learned of the Fibonacci sequence, as well as Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings and studies of the Golden Ratio, as it applies to Nature and the human body. Combining her artistic interests with more technical ones, Anastasia trained professionally as an esthetician in Romania before moving with her family to California.
For information on making an appoitment to get your brows done by Anastasia contact:
Anastasia also offers a variety of skincare, cosmetics and tools for the face. Some of her recent launches are two of my must have’s for Summer 2010.