October 23rd, 2014
Beauty Tech: StyleSeat.com



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Your new beauty and wellness connection, StyleSeat helps users to discover and book top professionals - from hair stylists and massage therapists to personal trainers - nearby. The app is the largest online and mobile marketplace that makes it easy when you’re always on the go.

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With over 260,000 beauty professionals in over 15,000 cities (over 75% of the US), StyleSeat makes it seamless for members to book top hair, makeup and nail professionals in their home city and also discover new talent right from their desktop or phone based on users’ recommendations, location and pricing.

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Members can also browse through over 2 million images, posted by StyleSeat’s beauty professionals, to obtain style inspiration, whether it be for a wedding, work or just a Friday night.


StyleSeat is available for download on both iOS and Google Play.


October 22nd, 2014
Beauty DIY: Evo’s Modern Day Beehive



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October 21st, 2014
Accessory Report: We See Beauty



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1. Classic Fold Over Clutch, $50 | VIA

2. Lily Horn Cuff, $205 | VIA

3. Grannytunes iPhone Holder, $70 | VIA

4. Expert Veil Brush #13, $42 | VIA

5. Aether Palette, $40 | VIA

6. Isis Necklace, $220 | VIA

7. Satin Finish Blush, $25 | VIA


October 20th, 2014
What’s New: tokidoki x LeSportsac Fall 2014 Collection



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Above: Gelatino Cosmetic Bag (Tulipets), $48

A cute new way to tote your makeup? LeSportsac’s collaboration with pop culture brand, tokidoki makes for a very playful yet eye-catching collection. The 19 piece tokidoki for LeSportsac collection features new styles and fabrications for LeSportsac showcased by two tokidoki prints created for the collection and a quilted solid black offering.

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Above: Sorbetto Cosmetic Bag (TD Black), $54

A new tokidoki character, Palette, is found in both the tokidopoli and tulipets prints, and accompanies every bag by transforming into a too-cute-for-words charm. On printed bags the charm will come in black, and on black bags the charm will come in the tokidopoli print. All bags are lined in either solid turquoise or boysenberry. The collection ranges from $48–$288. In addition to all LeSportsac locations, the tokidoki for LeSportsac Collection can be found at the tokidoki flagship store in Los Angeles.

For more information, or to purchase log on to shop.tokidoki.it


October 18th, 2014
Beauty Tech: PRIV (Promo Code for Our Readers!)



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Dove Hair has partnered with the on-demand beauty and wellness app, PRIV that sends vetted industry professionals to the doors of its users. Until November 15, Manhattan and LA-based users who schedule a hair service via PRIV’s free app will receive access to special offers from Dove Hair:

  • In-app look book with hair styles from Dove Celebrity Stylist, Mark Townsend
  • Dove Hair products used during the PRIV hair service appointment
  • Limited-edition Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil product gift set (while supplies last)

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Revolution Beauty readers can use promo code privdove10 for $10 off a Dove Hair x PRIV service before November 15. For more information, visit PRIV on facebook.com.


October 17th, 2014
Facial Solutions: Our Top 7 Moisturizers



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1. PREVENTS CLOGGED PORES - Dr. Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Oil Free Moisture, $78 | VIA

2. SILKY SMOOTH COMPLEXION - Shamanuti Cream No. 1, $46 | VIA

3. ANTI-AGING ASSET - Indie Lee Squalane Facial Cream, $86  | VIA

4. LIGHT MOISTURE FOR MEN - Molton Brown Ultra Light Bai Ji Hydrator, $38 | VIA

5. WRINKLE REDUCER - Scalisi Skincare Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $110 | VIA

6. CALMING BEAUTY BALM - May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon, $160 | VIA

7. NAUTURAL + ORGANIC SALVE - Etta + Billie Grapefruit Cardamom Skin Balm, $11 | VIA


October 16th, 2014
Scent We Love: Narciso Rodriguez’s New Eponymous Fragrance



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Right now we’re into the latest scent unveiled by renowned fashion designer Narciso Rodriguez. Defining sensuality with a modern elegance the fragrance embodies femininity that’s both assertive and elusive, illuminating the universal magic of seduction and attraction. The new women’s fragrance “NARCISO” ($95-$112) marks Rodriguez’s fourth scent created in collaboration with the Paris-based fragrance division of Shiseido Cosmetics.

A man once shared with Rodriguez that, “Every time my wife puts on one of your dresses, we never leave the house.” In the spirit of this sentiment, Narciso Rodriguez presents a fragrance that celebrates a woman’s powers of seduction with the utmost luxury. The fragrance transforms notes of vetiver, the most elegant note from the classic woody family, with a daring olfactory composition that encapsulates intense femininity. While musk remains the signature heart of the scent, it’s a voluptuous musk softened by amber, providing warmth and sensuality. Assertive woody notes of vetiver and luminous white and dark cedars meet tender florals, lucid gardenia and soft radiant Bulgarian rose to create a singular synthesis both bold and subtle. The result: A seductive most feminine fragrance that lingers and endures.

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From the distinctive eye of a purist comes a bottle that personifies fine artistry and eloquence. Evolving from a simple square, the cube evokes the designer’s signature tenets: beauty and logic. Within the transparent glass cube, a soft sculpted half-oval floats, made of stone-white lacquer.

To learn more, check out narcisorodriguez.com.


October 13th, 2014
What’s New: EVOLUTIONMAN’s Resurfacing Clay Mask



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Guys, caring for your complexion isn’t just for the ladies. And now, there’s an even better way to get fast and dramatic results thanks to the latest from EVOLUTIONMAN. Full of naturally-sourced, beneficial ingredients (Jojoba Ester, Lemon Grass Extract, Green Tea, and Vitamins E,C, B3 & B5, to name a few), the Resurfacing Clay Mask ($48) is the the perfect way to transform your complexion from the inside out without stepping foot into an aesthetician’s office. Working on the skin’s deepest layer’s the innovative new product utilizes EXFO BIO, a powerful new blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids that are naturally derived from tropical fruits. In addition, the skin treatment is packed with vitamins and minerals which help to clarify the skin, tighten pores, brighten and smooth out skin texture.

Made from Kaolin Clay, EVOLUTIONMAN’s Resurfacing Clay Mask can be used by anyone with either dry, oily, or combination skin.

How to Use: Use as full mask or spot treatment. Apply an even layer to clean skin avoiding the eye and lip area. You will feel a tingling sensation in under 10 minutes. Remove mask with water in a circular motion to maximize exfoliation. Use twice a week or as often as desired.

For additional information, visit evolution-man.com.


October 10th, 2014
Deal Alert: LiveLoveSpa.com



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Good news spa industry professionals…thanks to the new launch from LiveLoveSpa.com there are plenty of discounts galore now at your fingertips. The website’s new Pro-Deals portal is the first of its kind, designed similar to Groupon and Living Social, but with the needs of spas, brands and professionals in mind.

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Granting access to top treatments, brand products and services at significantly low prices, spa professionals who hold a LiveLoveSpa.com Pro-Insider Individual membership ($49/12 months) can take their industry connections to the next level. Spa properties and brands can become business members and post a deal, giving their company the ability to gain additional revenue and exposure from the industry. Current Pro-Deals offerings include 30% off select services at the Viceroy Miami, 50% off the retail price of Coola Suncare products and many more.

The new industry deal portal is exclusive to working spa owners, managers, aestheticians, office staff, brands and more to not only offer services at a discount but to provide community resources as well. Pro-Insiders can also stay in tune through Live Love Spa’s Savvy Spa Community and special Pro-Insider events.

To learn more about the Pro-Insider membership and Pro-Deals, visit livelovespa.com.


October 9th, 2014
Get Enviable Eyebrows



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Believe it or not, eyebrows can make or break a face. As a focal point, they frame your features, which is why a polished look should be priority number one. The trend right now? Thick but clean. Full, groomed brows make you look younger and actually allow you to wear less makeup, but it’s important they look natural—not painted on.

Because you can only work with what you’ve got, try to make your brows as perfect as they can be for your face. Copying the brow shape of your favorite model or celebrity may not be flattering. So just how do you find the right shaw for your face? Use these no-fail tips:

▶︎ Know the beginning and the end. You’ve heard of that old pencil trick—but have you actually ever tried it? Hold the pencil vertically against the side of your nose until it intersects your brow—that’s where the edge of your brow should begin. Then, tilt the pencil diagonally so that it hits the outer corner of your eye—that’s where your brow should end. (We like to mark the spots with an eyeliner just to be sure we don’t over-tweeze.)

▶︎ Better yet, leave it to a trained eye. It’s hard to have a good perspective on your own brows. If possible resist doing your own brow overhaul and tweeze obvious strays only if necessary between appointments.

Naven designers Kym & Alexis McClay show off their strong brows.

Naven designers Kym & Alexis McClay show off their strong brows.

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PROBLEM: OVER-TWEEZED BROWS

FIX IT: Too much tweezing can lead to bewildered or timid and retreating arches. Undo the damage by setting down the tweezers. It takes 3-4 months up to a year for brows to grow back entirely. But, if you leave them alone those stray little hairs will eventually form a full brow. (Tip: If a little hair is growing at an odd angle, resist the urge to tweeze—trim it instead.)

PROBLEM: OVERGROWN BROWS

FIX IT: Strong brows need shape and separation otherwise they’ll overwhelm the face. Start with a trim by combing the hairs straight up with a spooley brush, then trim only the longest hairs, staggering the length as you go. Next, attack that unibrow - make sure to determine where each brow starts by holding a pencil vertically from the outer edge of your nostril to your eyebrows before grabbing the tweezers. For a friendlier effect, remove a few hairs from the top of the arch if they are interfering with an ideal shape. Make sure to taper the ends to a clean point for a sharp finish without shortening the ends. (Tip: Follow up with a brow gel to keep hairs in place.)

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PROBLEM: COMMA BROWS

FIX IT: These occur when one is in the habit of raising their eyebrows while tweezing - this causes one to remove too much from the arches and the ends. The first order of business? Let your hair grow back before finding a face-flattering brow shape which has a slight arch by letting your forehead be your guide. If you have a high forehead, your arch should go high, a lower forehead calls for a lower arch. (Tip: Use a white eye pencil to draw two parallel lines up to the point of the arch, and down towards the temples, slowly tapering into a point to figure out where to start the brow, how long it should be and where to place the arch.)

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Above: It Cosmetics Brow Power Lift, $24 VIA; Benefit Brow Zings, $32 VIA; ARCH DE TRIUMPH Two-Step Shaping & Highlighting Crayon, $15 VIA

PROBLEM: BARELY-THERE BROWS

FIX IT: Fill in sparse areas with a brow pencil (eyeliners are too creamy and heavily pigmented). Go one to two shades lighter than your hair if you’re a brunette, or try taupe if you’re blonde. Since your first strokes lay down the most color, start at your arches, which are naturally the darkest part of your brows, and move toward the tail, finishing with the lightest application at the inner corners. Use short, angled strokes in the direction of hair growth to beef up bald spots, but stay within your natural brow line. (Tip: Never create an arch with makeup, let your bone structure create the arch for you.)

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Above: The Crave Collection Brow Braun, $85 VIA; Wink Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancer, $39 VIA; Revitalash Revitabrow Advanced, $110 VIA

PROBLEM: STUNTED RE-GROWTH

FIX IT: Want to jumpstart or speed up the regrowth process? Nutritious and healthy foods are vital in the growth stimulation of your natural brows. Incorporate healthy proteins in your diet with essential vitamins and minerals (like zinc, iron, copper and calcium). Some healthy nutritious foods that are helpful in increasing the growth of eyebrows are: Nuts or fruits containing Omega-3 fatty acids; Vitamin A-rich fruits and vegetables like sweet potatoes and carrots; iron containing foods like lean cuts of meat and fish; and green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale. Besides natural remedies, using a brow serum that is designed to stimulate growth at the follicle level with peptides, can greatly accelerate growth.




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