March 30th, 2012
Deal Alert: Weekend Swag + Swap



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March 30th, 2012
Beauty Flashback!



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March 29th, 2012
8 Ways to Make It All Go Away



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8 Ways to Make It All Go Away…

Toleriane Eye Make-Up Remover by La Roche-Posay, $22

What: Eye make-up remover with a unique formulation that removes cosmetics from the eye area instantly and comes in easy to use, sterile monodoses that may be resealed for later use.

Why: Perfect for those with very sensitive, intolerant and easily irritated skin and eyes that requires specific care to minimize risk of allergy or irritation.

NARS Makeup Removing Water, $28

What: A soap-free, oil-free and alcohol-free water that removes face makeup and tones the skin.

Why: It gently, yet thoroughly sweeps makeup away without rubbing while soothing botanical ingredients hydrate and add radiance.

Bare Escentuals ‘On the Spot’ Makeup Remover Swabs, $5

What: 24 soft cotton tips are individually filled with a pre-measured amount of gentle, skin-conditioning solution to provide easy, goof-proof removal of eye makeup.

Why: For quick corrections and eye-makeup removal, the alcohol-free formula also contains aloe vera and vitamin E for sensitive eyes.

Milk Shake Point Make-up Remover, $12

What: A two-layered shaking-type point makeup remover with milk extracts like a milkshake with rich and white foam.

Why: Smoothly removes makeup in sensitive eye and lip areas gently without stimulus and dryness.

Mineral Quick Clean by Pür Minerals, $17

What: Waterless facial cleanser & makeup remover.

Why: Perfect for when you’re traveling or on the go it gently and effectively cleans skin and removes makeup without water.

Lavish Makeup Wipes from Lavish Body+Home, $12

What: Soft, disposable sheets infused with makeup remover.

Why: A few quick sweeps dissolve everything, even body makeup.

Japonesque Makeup Artist Wipes, $12

What: Soft cloths that instantly dissolve and gently remove all types of makeup (including waterproof makeup), dirt, and grime, while hydrating the skin with Vitamin E.

Why: These individually packaged nourishing cloths for on-the-go use are alcohol-free and environmentally friendly—made of biodegradable materials.

jane iredale ‘Magic Mitt’ Makeup Remover, $15

What: Cleansing Magic Mitt quickly and completely removes makeup using no cleanser.

Why: Promotes the health of skin as it does not affect its natural acid mantle.


March 28th, 2012
What We Love: Spring Break Essentials



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Check out some of our favorite warm weather essentials and shop the styles online…

Missoni Home Malika Beach Towel, $200 - SHOP

Herve Leger Rhea Swimsuit, $1,100 - SHOP

Large Beach Tote No. 12 by Make Good, $160 - SHOP

Coppenhagen Sunglasses by Prism, $421 - SHOP

Geisha Colorblock Sandals by United Nude, $295 - SHOP

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March 27th, 2012
What’s New: The DermStore Flagship Store



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From its beginnings as a dermatologist-backed online store, DermStore.com is now one of the premier online destinations for beauty and skin care products. Now, West Coast beauty buffs can rejoice as the company’s first ever DermStore flagship shop lands in Hermosa Beach. Opening its doors just steps away from the Hermosa Pier, the new retail spot not only offers an expansive array of products, it includes a luxe hair salon and spa featuring treatments from Decleor, Eminence, Phytomer, YonKa, Dermalogica, Guinot and Thibiant, to name a few, as well.

To meet each customer’s individual needs, DermStore will offer access to skin consultants, video demonstrations and both customer and dermatologist reviews - just as it does online.

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DermStore is stocked with a carefully selected product list (23,000 in total to be exact) with more than 620 brands like Kinerase, Colorescience, Cellex-C, Obagi, SkinCeuticals and La Roche-Posay. Along with these popular lines, the list will expand as new luxury brands are added monthly. Known as a safe haven for traditional beauty brands (DermStore only sells products purchased directly from the manufacturers and sells according to the brand’s requirements) the retail location will also be used to test products before they hit the market.

Visit the flagship store, open seven days a week from 10 am to 8 pm:

1316 Hermosa Beach Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA | Shop ONLINE


March 26th, 2012
Jack Spade Spring 2012 Sunglasses Collection Launch in NYC



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JACK SPADE launched their newest line of sunglasses in NYC this past week.

The handmade French collection, which retails from $295-$325 is the designer’s second  collaboration with trend-setting, luxury brand Selima Optique. Check out the event images below…

Styles are available at JACK SPADE boutiques and ONLINE.


March 26th, 2012
What’s New: Get Ready For Your Close-Up



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Nicole Richie brightens up the red carpet at Macy’s “Fashion Star” Celebration in New York City on March 13, 2012.

Celebs on the red carpet know that radiant, glowing skin is just as important as wearing the right gown and the perfect accessories. Now, everything you need to get a photo-op worthy look comes in one, simple kit. New from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, the Limited Edition Red Carpet Glow Kit, $120, features the best of basics set contains all the products to help fight aging, boost collagen production and provide a natural looking glow.

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Achieve professional results at-home with Alpha & Beta Hydroxy Acid treatments to immediately reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, reduce pore size, improve texture & skin tone, and treat breakouts making skin look younger. The kit includes best-loved products from the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare line: Alpha Beta® Peel, Alpha Beta Glow Pad and the Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel.

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More products we love…

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DNA Defense SPF 30+ by DNAEGF Renewal, $45

Smoothing & Firming Body Lotion by Skinnygirl Body Solutions, $10

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish, $29

Microquatic Tinted Body Moisturizer by Sue Devitt, $36


March 25th, 2012
What’s New: Mexican Mamas



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Above: Ibis Coral Long Chiffon Cocoon, $374 by Mara Hoffman

Known for her bohemian flair, designer Mara Hoffman’s Frida Kahlo-inspired Spring/Summer 2012 collection has us dreaming of warm weather. The lineup of long and short jumpsuits, sheer skirts, caftans, and tea-length column dresses feature interlaced woodcut, tribal, woven, and geometric designs with neon embroidery and seed-beading. Check it out…

See the collection!


March 24th, 2012
What’s New: Spring Fashion at H&M



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Super glam launches, eco-friendly lines and nostalgic springtime accessories are all the rage this season at H&M.

Check out the styles coming to racks near you…

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H&M Conscious: The Exclusive Glamour Collection.

As part of its Conscious initiative, H&M has created an exclusive collection of red-carpet looks, all made from more sustainable materials such as organic cotton and hemp as well as recycled polyester. The Exclusive Conscious collection will be available from April 12 in around 100 stores H&M worldwide, as well as selected looks on-line.

Lingerie: Neon brights and romantic touches.

This spring, underwear at H&M isn’t just about being part of a complete outfit. Romantic lace bras have a modern touch, with vivid neon shades such as pink and yellow, or animal prints trimmed with black lace.

Get the sweet nostalgic look: straw hats, cat-eye sunglasses and big jewelry.

H&M’s nostalgic accessories boast the Fifties look. Sunglasses are in spring’s nostalgic cat-eye style; the line of embellished jewelry includes silver starburst earrings, oversized plastic bracelets, chunky rose gold-colored necklaces, and a sparkly ring in the shape of a leopard’s head. Clutches and straw bags complete the ensemble.

H&M Conscious: Sustainable spring style for everyone.

In addition to the Exclusive Glamour Conscious collection, H&M Conscious collections also span other store concepts. This is all part of Conscious, the ongoing initiative to increase the use of organic cotton and other more sustainable materials. Preppy pieces like cotton espadrilles, tie waist khaki shorts and floral smocked dresses will be available for women, men and children.

Check out H&M ONLINE


March 23rd, 2012
7 Ways to Look Better in the Buff



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No body (well, let’s say most people) feels comfortable baring it all. Unless you’re some kind of freak of nature, there’s probably something (or a lot of things) you wish you could cover up when it comes to your body. From tinted body enhancers and hair removal products to calming and hydrating lotions, there are plenty of ways to boost your (naked) self-confidence on the market these days. Here are seven of our favorite products that will leave your body looking and feeling in tip top shape.

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(From L-R): mybody SAFETY BLANKET, $60; DNAEGF Renewal Scar Therapy, $45; Schick Intuition Tropical Splash, $9-$18; Bronzing Self-Tanning Gel by Fake Bake, $25; Miracle Skin Transformer BODY SPF20, $34; emerginC blemish control, $28; Spray-On Shower-Off Hair Removal by Sally Hansen, $8.

1. Hide Imperfections

Conceal blemishes and camouflage scars for a smooth and irresistible canvas. Intensive treatments such as DNAEGF Renewal Scar Therapy, that minimize the appearance of scars - cuts, burns, stitches, and other minor skin lacerations - can restore skin’s smoothness and tone.

2. Correct & Protect

Find a high-performance skincare solution depending on your skin type to treat problem areas. For dry skin: Use an ultra-hydrating lotion to nourish delicate skin. We love mybody’s SAFETY BLANKET for its calming botanicals and protective antioxidants that work harmoniously with holistic anti-inflammatory extracts and active sensitizers to calm itchiness. For oily or blemished skin: The potent spot drying treatment, emerginC blemish control, not only rapidly improves both body and facial breakouts, it calms problematic skin with ingredients such as zinc oxide, sulfur and camphor without overdrying.

3. Hair-Free Means Carefree

Rid yourself of unwanted hair and achieve touchable, smooth skin with your pick of convenient, no-mess applications and tools. Say good-bye to stubble by using a a spray-on solution that delivers quick results. We like the long-lasting, 360-degree spray from Sally Hansen, Spray-On Shower-Off Hair Remover, which helps target hard-to-reach places for all-over smoothness. Give legs a silky soft feel using a one-step razor that lathers and moisturizes like Schick Intuition’s  Tropical Splash, which is enriched with Vitamin E, Shea Butter and 100% natural Aloe.

4. Get Glowing

Apply a tinted body enhancer or bronzing gel to give skin a natural glow. To give legs and decollete fresh and flawless coverage, we love Miracle Skin Transformer BODY SPF20, which comes in three shades (glow, bronze and sheer) to suit your skin tone. Lightweight, non-sticky tanning products like Fake Bake’s Bronzing Self-Tanning Gel easily glides on with silky perfection and can be used on most skin types. Both products are packed with natural antioxidants to give skin a total transformation. Say good-bye to the appearance of cellulite, spider veins and uneven tone by using these products year-round.




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