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No Nonsense Celebrates Earth Day

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015

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No nonsense, who offer a stylish array of tights, leggings and socks, has the perfect program to help readers reduce their ‘fashion carbon footprint’ – by recycling their tights!

  • While we love the way sheer hosiery and stylish tights look on legs, we’re not as thrilled to see them in landfills. NoNonsense has developed the first tights recycling program that repurposes the Nylon/Spandex blend found in many tights, and turns them into things such as park benches, running tracks, car insulation, and playground equipment.
  • Simply visit Nononsense.com/recycle to download a mailing label, box up your used tights and pantyhose (they will accept all brands), and bring them to your nearest shipping location. No nonsense collects them all and sends everything to a recycling facility.

Sinful Colors are Sinfully Fun

Posted on: April 21st, 2015

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Spring has sprung!! This means “out” with the winter colors and “in” with the “NEW”  Sinful Colors and they are fabulous. My girls and I had fun this weekend trying to decide which Sinful Colors we should start the season off with. We loved them all. Of course, Tempest (light lavender) is one of my favorites. This color is light, springy and looked beautiful with just a single coat.

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There are 24 vibrant colors in the NEW 2015 Spring Collection ranging from Mattes, Opalescents, Bloom Blasts, Citrus Twists and so many more.

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I tried Bloom Blast Flower Power over my favorite color, Tempest and the effect was amazing and perfect for spring. Sinful Colors are easy to apply as the brush is the perfect size. The most difficult  part was trying to decide which colors to choose from. I think we are off to a good start.

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View the entire collection and the NEW Spring Sinful Colors at www.sinfulcolors Sinful Colors can be found at most drugstores nationwide at at a fabulous price as low as $1.99.

Kiehl’s Benefits Recycle Across America

Posted on: April 20th, 2015

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Kiehl’s Since 1851 continues our on-going environmental commitment with our seventh annual Limited Edition Label Art Series for Earth Day, this year, partnering with Elizabeth Olsen and Maggie Q, to benefit Recycle Across America.

Maggie, of course, is currently on-screen in Insurgent while Elizabeth will be in The Avengers: Age of Ultron in May, OR, you can check both of them out on our Instagram feed @KiehlsNYC, in this sneak peek of their shoot with artist Christopher Makos!  https://instagram.com/p/0-hGPqR1Tn/?taken-by=kiehlsnyc

 

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In collaboration with artist/sculptor Fernando Mastrangelo, Elizabeth and Maggie have each designed a limited edition label depicting their vision of social responsibility for our .95 oz. Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, which will be available April 14, in Kiehl’s stores and www.Kiehls.com/EarthDay. 100% of net profits, up to $50,000, from this series will benefit Recycle Across America™ (RAA). The funds will be used to create 65,000 standardized recycling labels to 650 K-12 schools in the United States, to encourage and simplify recycling.

RAA is not-for-profit organization dedicated to delivering society-wide solutions that eliminate public confusion, stimulate the environmental economy and expedite progress. I hope you’ll visit www.recycleacrossamerica.org to learn more!

Earth Month for Kiehl’s is also the time to remind our customers of  Recycle and Be Rewarded!, our in-store recycling program. This ongoing program is available only in Kiehl’s free-standing stores nationwide, and allows our customers to return their empty Kiehl’s bottles, tubes and jars for recycling, in exchange for product.  Since 2009, Kiehl’s has recycled 2,500,000 bottles, and counting! Not only can our customers support recycling with our Limited Edition collection, but they can also recycle at Kiehl’s themselves, and earn complimentary product while doing so!

Kiehl’s retail stores (find your nearest Kiehl’s store at www.kiehls.com/storelocator) will also be celebrating Earth Day with the following activities:

  • Recycle & Be Rewarded!: From April 22 through April 26, at all Kiehl’s retail stores, customers can receive 5 stamps for every 1 Kiehl’s empty returned (normally, it’s 1 stamp per empty), AND customers who bring in an empty skincare jar or bottle from ANY brand will receive a deluxe sample of Kiehl’s skincare.
  • Complimentary Lip Balm!: From April 14 through April 27, while supplies last, customers spending $65 or more will receive a complimentary Lip Balm #1.
  • 20-Minute Seated Facials & Dehydration Skin Tests: From April 22 through April 26, at all Kiehl’s retail stores, customers can experience a 20-minute pampering facial, and full healthy skin check, including skin analysis with Kiehl’s new Dehydration Analyzer Tool.

BEAUTY FIXES From the PROS…FOR THE AFTERMATH OF A GOOD CRY

Posted on: April 15th, 2015

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We all need to “let it out” sometimes. Crying, whether it’s because of a breakup, a loss, or just out of sheer frustration, is actually beneficial according to researchers, who tell us that “emotional tears, such as those formed in distress or which are related to grief, contain more toxic byproducts than tears of irritation – those that may happen when peeling onions,” for instance.1

Researchers have found that tears remove some of the chemicals built up in the body from stress. New York Times reporter, Benedict Carey, referred to tears in a recent piece as “emotional perspiration1.”Maybe this is why those who are near and dear to us, sensing emotional misery, often tell us we need “a good cry.”  

But, a good cry, as cathartic as it may be, can leave you with puffy, red eyes and a red nose. But, there is no reason why the world needs to know you’ve just had a “good cry.” Here are some beauty fixes that can help. If you’re at work, you may need to improvise. Throwing some cool water on your face may help and holding some cold wet paper towels over your closed lids may make your eyes look less puffy.

But, a quick solution, if your tears spillover at home, is to use the
Bausch + Lomb THERA°PEARL® Eye Mask, which can help your eyes look and feel refreshed. This unique eye mask, which can also help relieve puffy eyes and swelling, may be used cold and contains hundreds of tiny pearls of gel that contour to the shape of your face, delivering soothing relief from post-crying puffiness.

This must-have beauty essential measures 9 inches by 2.75 inches, so it takes up virtually no room in the fridge or freezer. It features a comfortable band to help keep it in place. The Bausch + LombTHERA°PEARL® Eye Mask should be applied to skin or closed eyelids for no more than the doctor recommended time of 20 refreshing minutes. Use it cold to help you get puffiness-relief quickly, leaving you looking like yourself again.

For more information on Bausch + Lomb TheraPearl®, please visit http://therapearleyemask.com/.

Bausch + Lomb THERA°PEARL® Eye Mask: SRP: $9.99

Bausch + Lomb THERA°PEARL® EYE MASK is available at Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kroeger, Ahold, Meijer, Harris Teeter and Publix.

CAUTION: For external use only. Do not use on infants. Do not ingest contents. Do not use for purposes other than intended. Check with your doctor before use on broken, irritated, highly sensitive or insensitive skin. Use only under adult supervision. Always test pack temperature prior to application. Overheating or prolonged application may cause injury to person, including burns. Heating beyond suggested time may damage or destroy THERA°PEARL pack.

About Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, is a leading global eye health organization that is solely focused on protecting, enhancing, and restoring people’s eyesight. Our core businesses include ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. We develop, manufacture and market one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in our industry with products available in more than 100 countries.

References

1 Borchard, Therese. “7 Good Reasons to Cry Your Eyes Out.” Frey, WH; DeSota-Johnson, D; Hoffman, C; McCall, J T. Effect of stimulus on the chemical composition of human tears. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1981;92:559-67

http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/blogs/7-good-reasons-cry-your-eyes-out

Bausch + Lomb is a trademark of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated or its affiliates.

TheraPearl is a trademark of TheraPearl, LLC licensed by Bausch & Lomb Incorporated or its affiliates.
© Bausch & Lomb Incorporated.

 

Invisiblur Perfecting Shield is silk in a bottle

Posted on: April 15th, 2015
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I am a big fan of Dr. Murad’s line of anti-aging skincare. It is a brand that I always have good luck with and often, a brand that I tell my family and friends to try when they have certain skin problems. I was very impressed with  Murad’s Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum which really worked for my husband. Several of our bloggers tried Murad’s  Resurgance line and loved it and you will always find a Murad Suncare product in our basket of sunscreens by the pool.
The Father of Internal Skincare – Dr. Murad’s Bio
Murad Skincare was developed by Dr. Howard Murad. You will find his website extremely helpful and informative. Dr. Murad also offers his  tips on living beautifully, including skin care, diet and more. Get advice directly from Dr. Murad at murad.com/blog/category/dr-murad.

I have been using Murad’s Invisiblur Perfecting Shield for 3 weeks now and I love it. Murad’s Invisiblur Perfecting Shield was formulated to “replace your, primer and SPF to immediately blur and correct while combating signs of aging.” I am quite fortunate that I do not have many skin problems but signs of aging, well, that’s another story.  I have been using Murad’s Invisiblur Perfecting Shield mainly as moisturizer/primer and sun screen. I love how my skin feels right after I apply it. It covers up minor skin imperfections and leaves my skin feeling smooth as silk. I am using it day and night and notice a difference in the texture of my skin skin. I love the silkiness,the product itself feels like silk, never greasy, it just dry and silky.

Murad’s Invisiblur Perfecting Shield is a lightweight formula designed as an anti-aging, corrective treatment, primer and SPF moisturizer. Formulated with mushroom peptides, this helps to “diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles by helping aid natural regulation of collagen and elastin, while a soft-focus complex smooths and blurs imperfections for improved tone and texture.” Murad’s Invisiblur Perfecting Shield contains barley oil and is a naturally gluten-free substance.

 

Murad’s Invisiblur Perfecting Shield is suitable for all skin tones. It features SPF 30 with invisible sunscreen technology. It is scientifically proven, dermatologist developed, and tested on people, never on animals.

Murad’s Research results:
In a Murad sponsored study:
– 71% saw fewer lines and wrinkles
– 94% saw improved smoothness and texture
– 100% invisible SPF 30 protection
 Other important ingredients:
-Mushroom Peptides: Fight visible signs of aging to help restore youthful-looking firmness, elasticity, and skin resilience.
-Soft-focus Complex: Smooths skin and blurs imperfections for improved tone and texture to create an ideal canvas for makeup application.
-Barley, Sunflower, and Cucumber Extracts: Enhance skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Spa Sonic is a Shower Lover’s Dream

Posted on: April 7th, 2015

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If you haven’t tried a Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System then you definitely must!!!! This is a device you can actually take with you in the bath or shower because it is waterproof. The Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System is a dermatologist recommended device designed  to cleanse smooth, exfoliate, buff and cleanse your body. The 4 attachments that are included with the system are amazing. The attachments easily clip on and off the device so you are able to use all of the 4 attachments if you choose, during your shower, bath or right at the sink. The battery (batteries included) operated  Spa Sonic really does kick cleansing up a notch.

Try using the Large Brush when showering. The brush is designed to buff your entire body. Simply apply a soap or body wash to your body (I apply body wash right on the brush head) and using circular motions, buff away! The large brush is softer than a wash cloth and a loofah and feels soothing on your skin.

The Pumice attachment works beautifully after drying up.  The Pumice buffs the rough spots right out AND efficiently exfoliates rough skin cells and reduces calluses. The pumice stone can be used on any rough parts of the body such as knees, elbows and heels.

The small facial brush is made of soft bristles and is perfect for sensitive skin.  If you have a favorite exfoliater product,  use it in conjunction with the brush and smooth away using a circular motion.

I love the facial sponge, it’s the perfect microdermabrasion tool. You use this attachment to gently massage your skin. The sponge helps your skin absorb your skin care products while reducing fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots.  If you have large pores, this sponge will help with that too. After exfoliation and/or cleansing simply dip the sponge into your favorite skin care product and apply. It sounds like a lot of information but once you use the Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System one time it won’t seem complicated at all. The attachments are easy to clean and conveniently stores in a drawstring tote included with the system. The tote also make the Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System  easy to travel with, anywhere, anytime.

Purchase your Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System today at  www.Drugstore.com

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Ephraim Doumato Jewelers Celebrates Mother’s Day

Posted on: April 7th, 2015

Custom  Mother’s Bracelets for the Mom with distinctive taste! This heirloom is customized with your children’s names and birthstones to make a truly personal and heartfelt gift!

Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10th

Custom Mother’s Bracelets take 7-10 days to arrive once ordered. Plan ahead and order yours now!

Custom Mother’s Bracelets take 7-10 days to arrive once ordered. Plan ahead and order yours now!

 

Organic, holistic and healthy soaps are “Made from Earth”

Posted on: March 31st, 2015

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I could smell the amazing aroma as I was opening the package. The soaps were Citrus Lavender, Lemongrass Tea and Lavender Calm and I couldn’t wait to use them. The soaps were made from earth. My husband saw them on the counter and asked who they belonged to because he really liked the smell and was curious about them. I told him he could try one . Well, that led to three empty boxes and none for me to try. He has been using them and enjoying them very much. Oh well, I will just have to get a few more bars and hide them this time.

Citrus Lavender Soap

 

What’s all the fuss about? made from earth of course! made from earth organic soaps not only smell fabulous but contain healthy certified organic ingredients. The Citrus Lavender organic soap contains orange essential oil, with hints of tangerine, lemon and lime making a perfect citrus blend. The touch of calming lavender really makes this soap full of aroma. Did you know that the soap contains fresh squeezed citrus with a touch of lavender flowers?

Lavender is one of my favorite fragrances and Lavender Calm was made for me. Well, not really but it could have been.

Lavender Calm is the perfect soap for sensitive skin and the natural properties of lavender, soften and clean while you enjoy the fabulous aroma.

made from earth soaps contain  spectacular ingredients like green tea, natural earth sea salt, organic honey, tea tree, a variety of organic berries, organic Aloe Vera and Joboba nut, rose hip and habiscus. made from earth soaps are handmade fresh with USDA Certified Organic ingredients. These blends produce a healthy lather and leave your skin soft and supple.

 made from earth wants you to know that  “Our ingredients / plants are from organic farms. There are no toxic ingredients in our products. There is no diluting or watering down of our potent organic plant ingredients. There is no synthetic coloring agents or fragrances, or paraffin and other petroleum products are permitted. Preservatives from synthetic sources are not permitted, such as Parabens (propyl, methyl and ethyl). Lastly, all suppliers must provide a certificate of organic certification from either of these three certifying agencies: USDA Organic, ECO-CERT and Certified Organic.”

made from earth offers a variety of products and fragrances and you can view them all at http://www.madefromearth.com/

HAIRraising benefits the Boston Children’s Hospital

Posted on: March 31st, 2015

John Frieda is excited to announce a partnership that’s very dear to John Frieda Hair Care’s heart. This year, John Frieda Hair Care is supporting HAIRraising (www.hairraising.org), an organization created by the founders of the brand, John Frieda and Gail Federici, to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. The hospital is the number one pediatric hospital and research center in the nation and HAIRraising aims to raise one million dollars in 2015 to help sick children in need.

On Sunday April 12th, salons around the country will be participating in a cut-a-thon to raise funds. Participating salons offer discounted cuts all day (appointments and walk-ins) with all proceeds benefitting the cause. In addition to the brand’s monetary donation, John Frieda Hair Care will be hosting a cut-a-thon at the new Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in Chelsea. Cuts will be $80 for the day (normally they start at $125).

We urge you to participate in this important organization!

Get ready for sandal season with Skyy Hadley

Posted on: March 31st, 2015

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Get ready for sandal season with Skyy Hadley’s tips on how to moisturize, hydrate and perfect your feet for the warmer months ahead! These are great tips you can do right in the privacy of your own home:

  • Remove your polish and let your toenails breathe for a good few days. If toenails look discolored, squeeze some lemon into your foot lotion or rub lemon wedge directly onto nail to brighten nails.
  • Mix a few cups of warm whole milk in a bowl with vanilla essential oil followed by an exfoliating scrub to remove the dead skin. Avoid using pumice stones since they trap bacteria and use a diamond file instead for those extra rough spots.
  • Apply a shea butter lotion or non-greasy cream to lock in moisture; use Vaseline or light vegetable oil on the heels to prevent cracking.
  • Begin painting! Apply a cuticle oil to the base of your toenails (or even when they are already polished), focusing around the cuticle area to hydrate and bring moisture into the skin, helping the polish last longer.
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