Far 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
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The Perfect Stocking Stuffers Under $35
There’s nothing quite like a little beauty surprise in your stocking and this holiday here are some full-proof stocking stuffer ideas all under $30. They also make for a great secret santa gift!
1. Burt’s Bees Fruitmix Beeswax Bounty ($5) – Perfect for that kiss under the mistletoe, Burt’s Bees Fruitmix Beeswax Bounty contains 4 tubes of original Beeswax Lip Balm. Their compact size is the perfect fit for not only stocking stuffing but also holiday clutches.
2. Fresh Lip Treatment (Fig Pictured, $22.50) – The Fresh Lip Treatment does double duty: soothes chapped winter lips while leaving a pearlescent wine tint, offering sheer coverage or buildable color. Holiday parties here you come!
3. Tarte Dressed to the Nines Lipsurgence Lip Creme Gift Set ($34/$126 Value) – This Tarte Dressed to the Nines Lipsurgence Lip Creme Gift Set is a great value containing nine shades of Tarte Lipsurgence Lip Cremes in a variety of shades. Perfectly packed in three sets of three lippies, you can break the gift apart to create three gifts or pucker up and try every shade out.
4. Lorac Matte Pro Mini Palette ($25/$45 value)- Created by celebrity makeup artist Carol Shaw, this PRO artistry palette is packed with 8 shadows in all the Lorac matte shades. The shadows are ultra-pigmented to perform wet or dry so they can be used to shade, shadow, line and definethat holiday sparkle in that woman in your life’s eye.
The Beauty Products Used on Scandal #PrettyGlamazonSCANDAL
#TeamFritz fans may have had a tough night last night at the finale of Scandal, but it was all sunshine at the Carlton hotel in NYC. Makeda from Glamazon Diaries and I hosted a fun soiree in honor of the big finale and hosted a twitter party where we gave away some of the products used on set (congratulations to our winners @jenniferzeno, @OhLaLaChrissy, and @NJBeachGrl!). We sipped our Tiziano wine all Olivia Pope Style, our friends at Davios did some delicious catering and we tweeted up the products from the set.
Friday Freebies: Henri Bendel + Skyn Iceland Giveaway! ($300+ value)
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Kellie Rose Wilson, @mirnarabbat (from instagram) and Diane Redcay (from twitter)
Happy Friday friends! I had so much fun last month partnering with my favorite retailer, Henri Bendel and skincare brand, Skyn Iceland for our summer ‘Calm Down and Cool Down’ event that we’re going to celebrate some of the highlighted products with a giveaway!
While Skyn Iceland has all the products you need to keep your skin refreshed and hydrated, there’s nothing quite like a weekend away to rejuvenate the soul. And where better to shop for those weekend essentials then Henri Bendel? So this week I’m giving away some key must-haves from both brands to keep you cool and chic all summer long.
One lucky grand prize winner will get a selection of Henri Bendel products (photographed above) including the Bendel’s Large Hanging Weekender Bag ($70), Bag Tag, Contact Case, and Pill Box as well as our 4 must have Skyn Iceland products for Summer: Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, Glacial Cleansing Cloths, Arctic Face Mist and ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion. The grand prize is valued at over $300!
Two additional winners will get a set of the four Skyn Iceland products ($119 value)! There are 4 ways to enter: Each option counts as a separate entry.
Sarah Kugelman’s 8 Tips to help combat stressed skin
Stressed skin is a topic we can’t seem to escape and a trend we’re seeing skincare brands now address. And a woman who’s no stranger to this topic, Sarah Kugelman, a true pioneer in helping women combat their effects and the founder of the skincare line, skyn Iceland (which is formulated to absolve the stress from your skin) has shared her best summer de-stress tips with us!
You may be thinking, what’s stressful about summer? Where to begin… High heat and humidity. Being stuck in the city all weekend with your makeup melting off, sweaty crowds, ouchy sunburn. The intimidation of the ‘bikini’ body… (our list only goes on from there). Earlier this month I hosted an event with Sarah Kugelman and the Skyn Iceland team appropriately themed, Slow Down and Cool Down sharing Skyn’s Tips for a more relaxing summer. Take note!
1. Skin Superfoods: When you are stressed and overheated your body craves ‘skin vital’ potassium. Seek out foods high in potassium like sweet potatoes, bananas, or raisins.
2. Make Plans With Yourself: Everyone’s out of town. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, head home and plan some “me time.” Light a candle, rent a movie, have a
PC Hosts Calm Down and Cool Down with Skyn Iceland and Henri Bendel!
As summer heats up it’s important to take a moment for a little R&R and pampering and we did just that. And at my favorite store in NYC no less! On Tuesday night I had the pleasure of hosting an event with skincare brand, Skyn Iceland at the private event space at Henri Bendel’s (where you an now purchase Skyn Iceland products). We transformed the room into a relaxing mecca offering manicures by Spa Nail, cold juice pressed drinks from Liquiteria and the most amazing gluten-free cupcakes (arguably the most amazing cupcakes ever) by Kaked, and of course some bubbly to toast summer. Guests enjoyed an eye cooling bar using Skyn Iceland’s Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, which instantly de-puff eyes in 10 minutes and are everything you need to look refreshed after a night out or not enough sleep. There were also stress tests on hand, which involved putting a strip under your tongue for 30 seconds and it reads your stress level — on a scale of 20 to 91+ I got a 130 which was a bit of an awakening that maybe I need to slow down a bit!
We also showed off the perfect summer products to help you cool off and cool down (the theme of the event) and have healthy, radient skin. The products included the Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, Glacial Cleansing Cloths with Biospheric Complex (foaming cleansing wipes perfect for any girl, or man on the go!), Arctic Face Mist, which is the most refreshing spray toning mist and is filled with vitamins. It’s incredibly refreshing and another product I carry around if I’m out all day in the sun. And lastly the ANTIDOTE Cooling Daily Lotion with Biospheric Complex which is a cooling, lightweight moisturizing lotion perfect for red and irritated, oily or acne-prone skin. All of Skyn Iceland’s products are paraben free and great for sensitive skin.
Outfit dets! Dress: Alice + Olivia, Shoe: Schutz Shoes, Necklace: House of Harlow. Eyelashes c/o Velour Lashes. Makeup by Julio Sandino using NARS.
Thank you Skyn Iceland and Henri Bendel for a magical night!
Skyn Iceland is now available at Henri Bendel. Learn more at skyniceland.com
NYFW: Backstage at Charlotte Ronson Fall 2013 with Color Club Nail + Sephora
I stopped by backstage at Charlotte Ronson Fall 2013 show at Lincoln Center to see my favorite nail artist/manicurist Simcha Whitehill, aka Miss Pop (check out her blog if you ever need nail-spiration). Leading the nail team for Color Club, she created a “Picture Frame” nail art look — 5 to be exact.
NYFW: Charlotte Ronson Fall 2013 Fashion Presentation + Samantha Ronson’s Playlist
The Charlotte Ronson Fall/Winter 2013 collection was inspired by British Rock and Roll. There was a definite trend of leather, color blocked florals, and gray wool blends that streamed through the collection. From slouchy grunge
Brands Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is special month, when brands rally together to help raise awareness and funds to help fight against breast cancer. This year for BCA month, I received a record number of emails by brands participating, so as I weed through (and I’ll try to update this as more come through), here’s a list of how some companies are showing their support:
**assume all of these product promotions are for the month of October unless otherwise stated**
Dior fans can go to www.diorauction.com to bid on items in three categories: Luxe Trips, Elite Experiences and Lavish Products as well as a “Shop Now” section, where customers can purchase items like a Christian Dior book or an engraved Dior Blue Tie palette, all available exclusively through Dior and select partners. 100% of the proceeds benefit Look Good…Feel Better, an organization dedicated to helping women deal wit the appearance related effects of cancer.
Catwalk for a Cure – Tickets ($100) to this annual breast cancer charity event in benefit of The MA Affiliate for Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation hosted in Boston on October 13th includes a cocktail hour, hors d’oeurves, silent auction, fashion show, reception and gift bag. When: Oct.13th from 7-11pm at 60 State Street, Boston, MA. Click HERE for tickets.
Stila – Get empowered in pink with Stila’s limited-edition Positive and Pretty Palette featuring four award-winning Eye Shadows, a Cheek Color and a Highlighter. A mirror is included for on-the-go application and a detailed face chart offers how-to tips and tricks. 10% of the proceeds will go to a variety of BCA charities including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Price: $14 (a $62 value).
OLEHENRIKSEN is offering a special 1.7 oz. size of their best selling Truth Serum in BCA packaging ($65), with a portion of the proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation available at www.olehenriksen.com and Sephora.
Clarisonic is donating a portion of the proceeds of its “Pink” products to Look Good…Feel Better throughout the year as well as $15 for each specially designed, limited edition Almond Blossom Plus Skin Cleansing System ($235) sold during October to LGFB available at Clarisonic.com, Nordstrom or the Ritz Carlton spas. Additionally for the month of October, Clarisonic will donate $1 to Look Good…Feel Better for every Facebook “Like” they receive (Facebook.com/clarisonic). They have also partnered with The Ritz-Carlton who is working with them and Skin Authority skin care company to offer an exclusive Look Good…Feel Better facial in select Ritz-Carlton spas. With every LGFB facial performed, $15 will be donated to Look Good…Feel Better ($5 each from Ritz Carlton Spas, Clarisonic and Skin Authority). The facial will be available through November 5, and costs $180 for 50 minutes.
Bumble and Bumble is donating $5 from every purchase of Spray de Mode on bumbleandbumble.com to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Skyn ICELAND – For the 7th consecutive year, skyn ICELAND is releasing a limited edition Pink Detox Kit ($45), donating $5 from the sale to Cancer Support Community.
AHAVA – For every purchase of their Hope Blossoms Mineral Bath Salts ($22), AHAVA will make up to a 15% donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in support of their mission to help fund research and promote education and early detection. These mineral-rich salts contain 21 essential Dead Sea minerals, including Magnesium, Potassium and Calcium that work to melt away stress, while providing essential moisture to skin and relief to tired muscles.
CND launches Pink Wishes Colour & Effect duo nail polish set ($20) to help raise awareness against breast cancer and commemorate women everywhere fighting against it. Plus what better way to match that pink ribbon then with some extra pride on your fingers and toes? Available for a limited time, visit CND.com for locations.
TIGI’s BCA Collection – With each purchase of TIGI’s pink ribbon products, TIGI will donate a portion of the proceeds to City of Hope, a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Darphin is donating $15 for every specially packaged Redness Relief Soothing Serum in pink ($85) sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This high potency
Pretty in Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
As most of you know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And to help raise funds for the cause many fashion and beauty brands are donating a portion of their sales to the cause. Below are some items in support!
ShoeDazzle – has created a special pink line consisting of a hot pink ‘The Beth’ bootie, ‘The Baila’ scarf, and ‘The Hope’ clutch (featured above on Kim Kardashian), $40 each. 10% of all sales of these pink items will be donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation for the Cure.
Ralph Lauren – Donating 10% of proceeds from all Pink Pony products to the Pink Pony Fund for Cancer Care and Prevention. The Pink Pony collection includes men’s and women’s clothing, sportswear, accessories and gifts.
BodyRock Sport – will be donating 10% of the proceeds from the sales of all pink-colored bras (6 styles) and headphones (2 colors) to Susan G. Komen For the Cure.
aerie – the intimates and apparel line by American Eagle Outfitters, will donate a dollar for each bra purchased from October 18-31st to Be Bright Pink.
Skyn ICELAND – Pink Detox Kit for stressed skin. $5 from the sale of each Pink Detox Kit sold in October will be contributed to the Cancer Support Community.
Ouidad – As a breast cancer survivor, Ouidad, the woman behind her namesake curly hair line created the Curls for a Cure campaign to help fund the fight against breast cancer. Her company will