LAQA&Co Fat Lip Pencil

I love products with a story behind them, which is why I am positively crazy in love with LAQA&Co. Fat Lip Pencils. The Fat Lip Pencil is a glossy jumbo lip pencil that does not need a sharpener, which I think is absolutely brilliant because there is nothing worse than Read more

Karin Herzog Choco2 Face Cream Review

I've always considered myself lucky when it comes to my skin.  Sure I've had the occasional pimple or was inconvenienced by random dry skin or oily skin a times, but it was never out of control or got to the point where it was a stressor for me. I wish I would Read more

La Fresh hello Eco-Beauty Lip Treat Review

In the summer, the last thing I want to do is to apply any sort of sticky or gooey product to my lips.  I am a lip gloss fanatic, but even the lightest gloss is too much product for me when it's sweltering.  I will usually just opt for Read more

Sabon Loofah Soap

// // Exfoliating my body is one of those acts of beauty that I try to perform about twice a week. I love how soft, smooth and radiant my skin feels and look after exfoliating.However, as much as I love freshly exfoliated skin, sometimes I am just too lazy Read more

A Girl's Gotta Spa! Natural Bath and Body Products on Amazon

A Girl's Gotta Spa! natural bath and body products can now be found on Amazon.com via etailz. I'm beyond thrilled at the exponential growth we're having with our retail partnerships! Amazon.com strives to be Earth's most customer-centric company where people can find and discover virtually anything they want to buy Read more

$10 Off Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel

triple-berry-smoothing-peelExfoliation is a key part of a proper skin care routine to keep skin soft, smooth and clear. Renée Rouleau has formulated an invigorating peel with a blend of powerful antioxidant-rich berries and five skin smoothing AHA and BHA acids that help to stimulate renewal and improve texture while refining the appearance of large pores. Layer by layer, her new Triple Berry Smoothing Peel will peel away dullness to reveal younger-looking skin that has literally been resurfaced.

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Summer Nail Trend: Nude Nails

china_glaze_nude_polishWith summer just around the corner, more and more Hollywood starlets are being spotted with the hottest trend in footwear: Nude heels! It’s no secret that if you’re able to choose a shade that’s close to your own skin tone, the heels will elongate your legs, creating a sexy and lengthened silhouette! Interestingly, this trend isn’t just limited to feet, but is great for complementing the hands as well! What complements a set of nude heels better than a set of nude hands? To match these nude heels, nude nail polishes are creating a perfect complement and illusion of long, sexy, and elegant hands!

China Glaze offers up a great selection of nude polishes that can complement any skin tone. Some favorites include:

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Interview with Daniela Ciocan of Cosmoprof

cpna09-daniela-ciocan_headshot_hrBeauty lovers, I hope you’ve heard the news, this July I will be guest speaking at Cosmoprof North America! I am really excited about this opportunity (but maybe even more excited to be among the movers and shakers of the beauty industry!) I recently had the chance to speak with Daniela Ciocan, Marketing Director for Sogecos Americas, whom I’ve met previously last year at the ICMAD awards dinner (and she is quite personable and fabulous.)

Shannon Nelson: Cosmoprof North America is only about 2 months away, what are some exciting things being put into place for this event?

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Lather Up with k. hall Designs

bath_and_bodyLet’s not downplay the incredible therapeutic powers of a great shower or bath. k. hall designs has created a line of shower, bath and body products that are the recipe to the best cleansing and relaxation experience ever!

Soak: Relax and exfoliate with Bath Salts ($25) – mineral salts that come in a beautiful glass bottle.

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