For those with extremely dry skin, it can be an uphill battle to find products that work best for them. Enter Atopalm’s rich and emollient formulas. Designed for those who suffer from sensitivity, allergies and rosacea dryness, the skincare collection is powered by plant derived ingredients that mimic the skin’s natural structure. Working to restore its protective moisture barrier system, the complex hydrates, soothes and calms distressed skin to leave it renewed.
The collection ranges from facial creams and cleansing foam and hand and body treatments. Our personal fave? The Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream ($18). Providing a smooth foundation for an even, long-lasting makeup application, the restorative cream is infused with Vitamin E and antioxidants.
Raise a glass in celebration of tonight’s Academy Awards!
February 25th, 2012
Sneak Peek: A New Salon Arrives in Beverly Hills
Kristoff Ball won’t celebrate the grand opening of his Beverly Hills Salon until March 1st, but thanks to us (yeah, we know…) you can get a sneak peek inside the space right here.
The Kristoff Ball Salon is located at 8621 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. To schedule an appointment after March 1st or to inquire about services, call 424.777.0978.
Images: Changing room with beaded curtain; Front Desk with Peter Gronquist YSL deer trophy; Salon overview with backyard swing; Shampoo bowls with Joshua Levine piece; Stylist station; Reception area with backyard swing and Banksy’s “Trolly Hunt.”
Technology has made it easier than ever to find the perfect beauty buys online. And, when it comes to nails, a selection of interactive apps, online tools and how-to guides allow users all the info they need right at their fingertips (no pun intended). For an up-close-and-personal look at the newest products, shades and applications, check out some of our favorite resources below.
Virtual Nail Salon App by ModiFace
How It Works: Upload a picture of your own hand and paint your nails with photorealistic polish in a multitude of colors. Adjust shade and shine options to create your own polish. Next, save it or share your creation via email, Facebook or Twitter via the app’s full social network and sharing integration.
Virtual Polish Change
How It Works: Just point and click to use Sephora’s simple, quick and clean solution to trying on nail colors.
dailyglow Nail Polish iPhone App
How It Works: Take a photo of your hand to try on hundreds of nail polish colors and styles. Move nails around the screen with your fingertips and then send to all of your friends.
How It Works: Create the perfect nail look with this point and click web application from NP2 Beauty. Choose your skin tone, nail shape and length and then try on a large selection of colors.
Sally Hansen Nail Tips
How It Works: Log on to the site for pro nail tips on everything from rescuing old polish and finding your perfect shape to the five minute manicure.
CND’s Who Are You? Quiz
How It Works: What’s your polish personality? Find out what kind of nail girl you are by taking Shellac’s online quiz.
How It Works: OPI’s portable studio gives users a look at all the latest lacquers and allows them to try them all on. Search for the colors you want by name or collection, match them with your skin tone and keep track of your faves via the ‘Favorite’ bar.
The butter LONDON Dictionary
How It Works: Decode the names of your favorite shades online with this handy reference guide.
The Perfect Pair: Pumps and Polish
How It Works: Pumps are matched with seasonal colors via Target’s ‘A Bulls Eye View’ site to help you find your perfect ‘pair.’
Dashing Diva Pro Demos & Instructions
How It Works: Visit the site for demos and step-by-step instructions from celebrity manicurist Patricia Yankee Williams to create metallic nail looks and the French wrap manicure.
How It Works: Choose your skin tone to pair a bevy of shades and a special effects top coat.
Right now we’re loving The Vamoose, a one-woman created jewelry line from UK designer Kathryn Blackmore. Sourcing vintage components worldwide, Blackmore’s collections of charms and lockets, pom palms, semi-precious and vintage brass pieces are inspired by natural history. The selection of bracelets, earrings, necklaces is what the designer calls “an exploration of traditional crafts with modern influences.”
Getting organized is easier than you think…take a look at some of our favorite repurposed items to get some ideas for your bathroom, vanity or closets.
Arrange toiletries on a stylish, signature tray. Personalize one of Erin Condren’s Lucite Trays ($119) signature designs for your vanity counter HERE.
These notepads are perfect for shopping lists, jotting down new makeup looks to try or as reminders when starting a new regimen. Oversized, candy-colored To-Do Adhesive Notes ($10) from russell+hazel make it easy to jot down memos that can be stuck right to your bathroom cabinet. Check them out HERE. Knock Knock’s Office Speak Mini Memo Pad ($5) keeps pen and paper together and on-hand for last minute thoughts or reminders. Find it HERE.
Organization for Odds ‘n Ends
The Brocade desk set (prices range per piece) from The Container Store is not only stylish but easily doubles as various compartment options for small stow away items like makeup brushes, sample jars and seasonal compacts. Scope out the different models HERE.
We all know that bad breath and yellow choppers are deal breakers - even if you have a go-go-go lifestyle with little time for pampering. These new fast fixes provide efficient solutions for the gal-on-the-go without the sacrifice of a monthly whitening routine…
Available in three stylish hues, Cenoire’s Eluo sonic toothbrush ($25) comes in a compact size that’s perfect for your purse. Designed for those on-the-go, the battery operated accessory uses the latest electric toothbrush technology and is capable of up to 23,000 brush strokes per minute to ensure a fresh, clean smile. Get yours by clicking HERE.
A dentist-developed at-home (or on-the-move!) solution, Luster NOW Instant Whitening Toothpaste ($8) delivers a special optical effect that instantly makes your grin appear whiter with just one brushing. Packaged in a portable tube, the Bluverite technology infused toothpaste keeps whites dazzling wherever you go. Find it at drugstores NATIONWIDE.
Have a long commute or short flight ahead of you? Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips ($55) make it easy to whiten while you wait. Removing tooth stains below the surface, the whitestrips utilize a thicker ingredient layer that provides enamel safe whitening. And, with no messy residue, the easy and clean removal keeps it your little secret even in public. Pick up a box at drugstores and mass retailers NATIONWIDE.
Pop a Mint
Helping boost your barrier to bad breath and providing relief from dry mouth, SmartMouth Mints ($3) provide additional zinc ions for an extra fresh feeling. The sugar-free, long-lasting flavor is the easiest way to maintain that minty feeling throughout the day. For coupons and where-to-buy information, click HERE.
A new wellness program featuring “fun” fitness has launched in Santa Monica. Featuring the “Fit For Fun” wellness program, the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel encourages participants to get outdoors and experience the beach’s 26-mile paved strand that includes the famous outdoor workout equipment of Muscle Beach.
Culinary tours of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market with Chef Keith Roberts, oceanside yoga, “Rings & Swings” on Muscle Beach, adventure bike rides, guided hikes, “Run from the paparazzi” jogging tours and surfing and stand up paddle lessons are included in the outdoor fun. Indoor exercise is also part of the program. Guests can take advantage of fun classes like Hula Hoop Fitness, Spinning, Pilates and Zumba.
Led by the award-winning team of degreed exercise physiologists, certified personal trainers and lifestyle coaches, State of the Heart Fitness, the wellness program embraces the philosophy that optimal health and well-being is created through a balance of exercise, eating and stress management.
To get involved or to learn more, call 310.458.6700 or visit the SITE.
1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica
February 16th, 2012
Resource Guide: Find It Tool for Discontinued Favorites
It took you three long years of experimenting and searching for the right concealer, skincare lotion or eyebrow pencil (etc.) to finally find out that not only worked - but worked flawlessly. Then, one day it’s gone…never to return again. Gasp! There’s nothing worse for a loyal beauty junkie when her (or his) best tried-and-true product is suddenly discontinued.
Before freaking out and subjecting your skin or tresses to another few rounds of routine ‘testing,’ log on to Stockn’go to find a (not-so) secret stash of your recently to long discontinued favorites. In addition to hard to find goods like from brand’s like TIGI and Pureology, also carries a range of new products from Dolce & Gabbana perfume to new Essie nail polish colors.
Click to shop Stopn’go
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