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Your Perfect Red: Marc Jacobs Beauty Launches Le Marc Lip Creme


A vampy red lip is the LBD of my make up arsenal, an absolute necessity. It instantly transforms a look and is always super chic and in style. Everyone should have their go to red, but if you are still searching, look no further than Marc Jacobs Beauty. The now full on beauty brand (remember when they just had nail polishes?) just launched Le Marc Lip Creme, a collection of 20 lipsticks shades which offer creamy moisturizing pigments that boast 10 hours of staying power. And this collection is on point!

REDKEN Expands Diamond Oil Haircare Line


After the much success of the Redken Diamond Oil (have you tried it? We’re obsessed!), they expanded the line late last year to now include a Diamond Oil Shampoo, Conditioner and Mask!

If the packaging isn’t enough to attract you to these sparkling beauties, the results to your hair will!  The shampoo and conditioner look like they are made with tiny pieces of shimmering diamonds submersed in the formula.  And ok, while it might not be real diamonds, it could just be the next best thing!  The Diamond Oil Haircare line contains a blend of natural apricot, camelina and coriander oils which penetrate to the core and from the inside out to not only strengthens your hair (3X stronger), it also adds shine (by 2X)!

Throughout the bitter winter months my hair usually takes quite a beating (static, dry, dull, ugh), but with three weeks of Redken’s Sparkling Oil Complex nourishing it those days seem far behind me.  The IPN technology (included in the shampoo, conditioner, and mask) work together in the wet and dry phases to repair hair. Here’s the breakdown of how it works:

  • KeralinkTM – a specialized protein co-polymer that acts in the wet phase by binding moisture to hair while strengthening deep within the hair fiber.
  • Amino Acids and Protein – act together in the dry phase creating an ionic bond with hair’s keratin to rebuild surface protection and help enhance hair’s texture and shine.

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I wash my hair 2-3 times a week and in the in-between phases used the Shatterproof Shine Intense on the ends of my hair to keep them nourished.  I also recently dyed the tips of my hair so the contrast from before and after has been dramatic.  Where my hair felt stiff and damaged before it now feels soft and manageable.  Just add 2-3 drops in the palm of your had, rub together to warm and distribute to the tips of your hair (or where ever the driest area is for you).  Added bonus: It smells great too.

Disclaimer: I received a sample.  

PC Reviews: L’Oreal Paris Liquid Lipcolour, BB Cream, Ombre Eyeshadow, Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara (and more!)

Over the holidays, I received a lovely package from L’Oreal and was literally so overwhelmed with product that it wasn’t until last week, I took it out of the packaging and started playing with it — and there’s so much good stuff!

L'Oreal Paris makeup

For starters the L’Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier Anti-Fatigue BB Cream ($10.99) – it’s fantastic! I’ve tried a lot of BB Creams and this one is more lightweight and hydrating then the others. And in all honesty the way the term BB is thrown around it’s in a bit of a grey area if this qualifies as one (there’s no SPF, it’s not really a foundation and I’m not sure how many skincare properties it holds…), but no matter, it did what it promised by waking up my skin.

Murad Launches Youth Builder Body Care line and More!


Last week, I had so much fun catching up with one of my favorite dermatologists, Dr. Howard Murad. Since our last encounter he’s written another book, as well as launched some new products and a body care line! Here’s what’s new:

Shu Uemura Launches Color Lustre Collection


Cult beauty favorite, Shu Uemura has created another hair masterpiece: The Color Lustre Collection. To all the women who spend their monthly shoe allowance constantly highlighting their hair, Color Lustre Brilliant Glaze will save you money and salon visits.

Our Favorite Products to Get Thick, Full, Cara Delevingne Eyebrows

Cara Delevingne

If there’s one beauty trend that’s proved it’s not going anywhere, it’s big, bold Cara Delevingne brows! I have spent countless hours testing, growing, filling in, and learning about what it takes to have bodacious brows and the good news is with the right tools, better brows are possible for everyone.

Got Damaged Hair? Try Neutrogena’s new Triple Repair Collection {Sponsored}

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When it comes to curing dry hair, Neutrogena is at the top of my list!  To date their Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask is the best I’ve ever used and a staple in my bathroom. I have a self proclaimed dry mullet. I’m literally normal to oily in the front and utter dryness in the back. So when Neutrogena launched their newest haircare collection, Triple Repair which consists of a Fortifying Shampoo, Fortifying Conditioner and Fortifying Leave-In Treatment, I was all over it. It’s formulated to make hair 3x’s stronger and clinically proven to instantly repair the three leading signs of hair damage, it helps mends split ends, strengthen brittle hair, and protect from new hair breakage.

Neutrogena Triple Repail

I have an ombre so I use the shampoo on my scalp; I keep the conditioner off my roots and focus it on my ends and they after towel drying I add in the  leave-in treatment about four inches away from my scalp working it down to my ends. Since this line is all about hair repair dry, and mending dry, damaged locks (as in if you have shiny, healthy hair it’s not for you!), I had my (un-naturally) bleach blonde bombshell roommate test it out with me. Here’s what I figured out: the more damaged your hair is (whether it’s heat, chlorine, sun, or hair coloring damage), the more you will love it! Or rather the more drastic the results.

Coming Soon! Dove DermaSeries Skincare

Dove Dermseries

Get ready to drench your dry skin in DermaSeries.  Dove’s new skincare line launching this spring was developed in a partnership with expert dermatologists to supply superior mild cleansers and moisturizers to the masses.  

Great Last Minute Gifts for Him

Men can be impossible to shop for, especially in the 11th hour! Which is why we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite last minute finds for him. 

1. Herschal Backpack ($54.99)  You know what they say, “behind every great man is a great backpack…” right?  Well, maybe that’s not how it goes, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still have a great backpack.  And lets face it Herschal basically made backpacks cool again — which is convenient given how much

BEE-eautiful Honeymania Body Butter from The Body Shop! Shop Today for 50% off!

16Winter months in New York City always leave my skin crying for nourishment—between the inside dry heat and outside bitter cold its hard to keep my skin pleased.  Since the launch of The Body Shop’s Honeymania collection