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LANO now available at NET-A-PORTER!

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Do you have any idea how long I’ve been trying to get my hands on Lano 101 Ointment Superbalm? It was the one product line I forgot to pick up while in Australia — I don’t know how it slipped my mind! Fortunately, the cult favorite and award winning lip balm (like literally winner every beauty award ever), alongside favorites from the collection have landed in the US and are exclusive to Net-A-Porter.com.

Skyn Iceland Winter Launches: Arctic Face Oil + Under-Eye Illuminator {Review}

Lara-Eurdolian-Sarah-Kugelman-Skyn-IcelandFar before the whole stressed skin thing became a trend in the skincare industry, Skyn ICELAND was a pioneer. Born from a life-changing mission to treat and alleviate the effects of stress on skin while promoting a stress-free life full of balance, health and wellness, their latest product launches follow that inspirational mission. If you haven’t used their eye gels and cleansing face wipes, those are two of my favorites from the line. I sat down with Skyn Iceland found, Sarah Kugelman before the

Brighter Days with Clinique Pep-start

clinique-pep-startIf you follow me on snapchat (which I hope all of you do @prettyconnected), 3 things you’ve probably noticed: 1. I’m not a morning person, 2. I’m always busy and running around to events, and 3. I don’t sleep enough.

We all have our AM routines, for me it’s up-beat get-me-out-of-bed music, a body shower and coffee to kick start my day.  However, none of those help the looming tired eyes after a long day or sleepless night. Well my fellow sleep deprived friends, there is good news! Clinique’s NEW Pep-Start Eye Cream ($26.50) is designed to brighten eyes and show results in just 3 seconds!

I’ve been a long-time fan of Clinique and their eye products. Their Smart Custom-Repair Eye Treatment is one of my all time favorite eye creams and a staple in my bathroom. It’s a brand I trust and I’m so excited to partner with them for the launch of their latest eye cream,Pep-Start.

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After getting an early sample of the new Pep-Start Eye Cream and using it for the past week, I joined Clinique yesterday for the launch and Daybreaker morning party.

If you followed the snapchat you know I was up at 6am, brightening those eyes with the product and then headed to Daybreaker

It Cosmetics for the Launches of Superhero Mascara and Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer

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Last Friday was epic! I spent the day indoor skydiving with It Cosmetics for the launch of their NEW Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara and Confidence in a Cream. If you’ve never used It Cosmetics, you’re missing out! Their CC Cream with SPF 50+ and Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer, are two of my staples and all time favorite products. As it turns out I’m not alone, as those are the two top selling products from the line. Here’s the official top 5 ranking as of now:

  1. Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+
  2. Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer
  3. Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro Powder
  4. Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil
  5. Hello Lashes Clinically Shown 5-in-1 Mascara

I have no doubt these new products, especially the Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara will be on this list shortly! Here’s what’s launching in February:

It Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara

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I have a confession. I’m one of small minority of folks that isn’t obsessed with their Hello Lashes mascara (although as you’ve seen above, it’s one of their top five selling products). On the other hand, I’m completely in love with their NEW Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara and selfishly

Our Favorite Holiday Skincare Sets

best-skincare-setsThere’s little I geek out over more then skincare sets and these are the best of the best! The holidays are the best time to stock up on on your favorite brands since a lot of the best sellers usually land in their gift sets at great value. I also love when brands put an assortment of their top sellers in travel size since it’s a great way to try all the products you read about without the hefty price tag.

1. Clarisonic Mia 2 Keith Haring Skin Cleansing Set ($149) –  This isn’t your average Clarisonic Mia, it’s the Clarisonic Mia 2 limited edition Keith Haring Love design. If you’re looking for a meaningful gift, one that collaborates with the Keith Haring Foundation is the way to go. 

Must Do: L’Occitane En Provence Factory Tour

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For any skincare lover, one of my must-do’s if you’re headed to the South of France is to visit the L’Occitane En Provence factory. Located in the Manosque region of Provence the location is home to the skincare brand’s factory, museum and garden. It also houses the factory store where visitors can enjoy a 10% off discount on all products.

Colbert MD’s Latest Launch: Sheet Masks

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Revolutionary skincare line Colbert MD has expanding their product line to introduce the brand’s first face masks – illumino Anti-Aging Brightening Masks – developed and researched by esteemed dermatologist and Founder of the New York Dermatology Group, Dr. David Colbert. The concentrated Bio Cellulose anti-aging brightening masks deliver brighter, smoother, plumper looking skin using patented QuSome technology.

Jessica Alba Launches Honest Beauty Line

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Jessica Alba’s highly anticipated beauty line hit NYC just in time for NYFW. The line, which promises safer chemicals in its products, features more than 85 skincare and makeup items. Aligning with the brand’s message, the beauty products promise to be safe and effective, underlined with the message of celebrating diverse beauty.

Indie Beauty Expo hits NYC

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Saying I’m an indie beauty product groupie is an understatement. What’s better than a day devoted to up-and-coming beauty products and discovering them BEFORE they become “cult classics”? Nothing. Although it’s really challenging to keep up with all the new brands I keep reading about, so when I heard about the Indie Beauty Expo, I was giddy with anticipation.

Dr. Jart+ Launches New Sheet Masks and Cleansers

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Dr. Jart+ is synonymous with sheet masks and quickly became a cult beauty favorite. These sheet masks we’ve come to know and love are getting a handful of new shelf-mates with the Dermask collection. The collection comprises of nine sheet pasts broken down into four Dermask Jet lines, each inspired by cosmetic procedures such as hyaluronic acid injections, laser peels, INTRAcel treatment and Botox injections.