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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Review: Kaplan MD Lip 20 Mask #KaplanMD #lipmask

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Are your lips dry, cracked, chapped, dull and lifeless? Are you in need of some plumping up? Kaplan MD now offers the first “needle-less” lip injection! The Kaplan MD Lip 20 Mask offers the look of professional lip injections at home. The exclusive High & Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid, combined with Marine Collagen and natural fruit enzymes instantly plumps up lip contours while exfoliating away flaky chapped skin. You will find the result of softer, smoother, fuller and more luscious lips. This treatment is free of parabens, sulfates, petrolatum, castor oil and BPA. 

Stuart H Kaplan MD is a world renowned clinical dermatologist with offices in Beverly Hills. He is a brilliant scholar, who graduated from NYU (with Honors!) after only 2 1/2 years! He attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and graduated with distinction. He served as Chief Resident at UCLA Medical Center. He has been named one of America’s Top Dermatologists for the past 5 consecutive years. Dr. Kaplan has also received volunteer awards from the U.S. Congress for the for the work the work he performs for the youth and foster children of Los Angeles County.

The Lip 20 Mask contains High & Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid. An exclusive combination of low weight hyaluronic acid penetrates deeper into the lips for an intense cellular hydration. The high weight hyaluronic acid instantly smoothes, softens and plumps up the surface of the lip. Papaya enzymes dissolve dry, flaky, chapped skin without irritating or drying skin. Marine Collagen helps to replenish the collagen in the skin and helps to keep lips soft and smooth. It also enhances lip fullness. There are 22 certified organic plant extracts in this mask that are clinically proven to provide exceptional hydration, skin nourishment and skin soothing benefits. Some of these ingredients are: aloe vera (moisturizer), squalane (humectant/moisturizer), shea butter (moisturizer), Vitamin E (anti-oxidant), allantoin (soothing/healing), panthenol (soothing/healing), white tea (anti-oxidant), rose hips (anti-oxidant) and borage (anti-oxidant).

To use this mask, apply a generous amount directly to lips and a small amount above and below lip line (1/2” beyond lip contour). Let sit for 5-10 minutes. Then remove excess with a soft, damp cloth. A tingling sensation is normal, is caused by the papaya enzymes. Apply this mask to the skin above the upper lip to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Also use as a great nighttime treatment, just apply a thin layer to the lips. Wake up with beautiful, full luscious lips! 

lips before using Kaplan MD Lip 20 Masklips after using Kaplan MD Lip 20 Mask
(left to right: On left, lips before using Kaplan MD Lip 20 Mask. Lips look dry and chapped. On right, lips after using Kaplan MD Lip 20 Mask. Lips are plumped and full, hydrated and moisturized.)

Prior to using this mask my lips were chapped, flaky and dry. I have this problem all winter long, due to the dry air and low humidity. I also have the problem of cracks in the corners of my lips and I cannot figure out why I get them. So, I not only used this mask for 10 minutes to help soothe and moisturize my lips, I used this mask overnight to help soothe and heal the cracks in the corners of my lips. After using the mask for 10 minutes I found that my lips were softer, smoother and definitely more moisturized. The dryness disappeared. The flakiness was gone. This is due to the great ingredients that are in the mask. The enzymes help with the flakiness and the collagen, hyaluronic acid and humectants help moisturize and soften the skin of the lips. After using it overnight for a second time the cracks healed up completely.

This mask is definitely something that I would recommend for anyone who has issues with their lips. It did not completely heal the cracks in the corners of my lips the first night but it did help to make them somewhat smaller. They did start to heal right away. That is a good thing. The allantoin and panthenol did do their job. I am extremely happy with how well this mask did its job. After the second night my lips were plumped up, soft, hydrated and healed.

Kaplan MD has a whole set of products devoted to the lip: Lip 20 Treatment, Lip 20 Treatment Gloss, Lip 20 Ultra-Hydrating Balm, Lip 20 Liner and the Lip 20 Essentials Set. Kaplan MD skincare is also some of the best on the market. The ingredients in the products are what set them apart from other products. Dr. Kaplan uses only the finest ingredients available and uses ingredients that work to help against aging, acneic skin and to prevent aging. 

The Kaplan MD Lip 20 Mask retails for $48.00 and comes in a 1 fl.oz./30 mL jar. It is available from www.kaplanmd.com. Like Kaplan MD on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kmdskincare; Follow Kaplan MD on Twitter: @kaplanmd; Follow Kaplan MD on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/kaplanmd/; and Follow Kaplan MD on Instagram: http://instagram.com/kaplanmd.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Up For Auction At $10 Million - World’s First Gravity-Defying Bra #kewibra #bra

I am posting this, mainly because it seems absurd. Or because I am aghast at the price!

10 million dollar bra
2014 marks one hundred years since the first bra patent recorded in history in 1914 by Mary Phelps Jacob.  The first ever gravity-defying KewiBra invented – is up for auction with the starting bid at $10 Million. The bra currently holds a world record lift of 16lbs through its patented floating lift system. This first bra invented is to be auctioned as an artistic piece commemorating a hundred years of history as the conventional brassiere enters the modern age. This history is also featured on the KewiBra.com website. 
The ‘floating’ bra is set to revolutionise how women dress themselves, and how the apparel industry approaches bra design. Large-breasted women no longer need to worry about support or covering up – the bra takes pressure off their shoulders and back to improve their posture and the strapless design allows them to wear vests, bandeaus and other daring fashion items that they might previous have shunned.  
For more information about the KewiBra, visit the website: http://www.kewibra.com/
View the bra in action on YouTube: http://youtu.be/U5vqyc8RMq4 

Editor's Note: Issued by Dakota Digital.

Back By Popular Demand: The John Frieda® Beach Blonde™ Collection

john freida beach blonde collection
When John Frieda® Hair Care discontinued its iconic Beach Blonde™ line, beauty insiders and real women worldwide were devastated. For nearly a decade now, consumers have been petitioning the brand online for the return of the original, cult classic beach waves spray. Today sea salt sprays have become commonplace, but devoted fans still long for the original John Frieda® innovation that started the beach waves trend so many years ago. Now, finally, due to overwhelming popular demand, the brand has introduced a new and improved John Frieda® Beach Blonde™ collection to help women achieve effortless, beachy-worthy hair, year round. 
The collection features four essential products to prep and style hair to flawlessly beachy results: Beach Blonde™ Cool Dip™ Purifying Shampoo, Beach Blonde™ Smooth Seas™ Detangling Conditioner, Beach Blonde™ Sea Waves™ Sea Salt Spray, and Beach Blonde™ Sun Streaks™ Lightening Spray. Each product is formulated to help you look like you spent a day at the beach—minus the sand. First, the professional-inspired, lightweight shampoo and conditioner formulas nourish and purify detoxify and smooth strands, revealing shimmering blonde hair with soft, touchable texture. Then, create the perfect windblown waves, tousled texture or piecey definition to bring out your sun-kissed highlights with the revamped sea salt-infused Salt Spray and Lightening Spray.   
John Frieda® Hair Care's recent social media poll asked fans to "Vote Now to Bring Back Your Favorite Throwback." Unsurprisingly, the original Beach Blonde™ Ocean Waves™ Texurizing Styler won by a landslide as the discontinued product fans clamored for. Karen Frank, Vice President of Marketing for John Frieda® Hair Care explains, "When we first introduced the Beach Blonde™ Sea Spray in the early 2000's, we started the laid-back beach waves trend that has since become a coveted style mainstay. After launching the beach-chic look so many years ago, it's only fitting that now we're bringing this beloved product lineup back to give our loyal consumers the formulas they love that perfectly meet their styling needs." 
Although the collection officially hits stores in January 2015, consumers don't have to wait until the New Year to purchase these coveted items. John Frieda® Beach Blonde™ Sea Waves™ Sea Salt Spray, along with a few more 2015 launchesFrizz Ease® Beyond Smooth™ Frizz-Immunity Primer, Frizz Ease® KERAFLEX™ Flexible Hold Hairspray, and John Frieda® Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment—are available now for presale on Target.com
For more information, please visit: JohnFrieda.com
Kao USA Inc. is a leading manufacturer of premium beauty care brands that are recognized around the world for their innovation and quality. The Kao USA Inc. Consumer Products portfolio includes Ban® antiperspirants; Jergens® and Curel® hand and body lotions; Biore® facial care; John Frieda® Frizz-Ease®, Luxurious Volume, Beach Blonde™, Sheer Blonde®, Brilliant Brunette®, Radiant Red®, Precision Foam Color and Luminous Color Glaze® hair care. Founded in 1882, Kao USA Inc. is a member of the Kao Group of companies.
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Randi Shinder Launches i smell great A New Beauty Line That's Irresistible And Self-Renewing #ismellgreat #creategreat #greatness

Beauty Mogul Returns with Greatness in Mind

i smell great logo
Randi Shinder, creator of CLEAN Perfume, is back to conquer the fragrance world one scent at a time with her new project, i smell great. Shinder, a pioneer in the beauty industry, is launching the first ever product line that extracts scent molecules directly from the things women love most. The collection uses true extraction and scent sphere technology to recreate long-lasting, sophisticated perfumes.
"I was looking for a product that did what it promised," said Randi Shinder. "I took some time after my last successful acquisition to analyze the market place and found there are a lot of like-minded women out there. What was born is a brand that embodies greatness -- i smell great."  
i smell great, made in the United States, is available in the U.S. and Canada. The brand follows a round of successes for Shinder. In 2003, she partnered with multi-platinum recording artist Jessica Simpson to create the groundbreaking Dessert Beauty fragrance and body care line and in 2005, LipFusion, the first micro-injected collagen lip plumper under Fusion Beauty.
Shinder's i smell great collection is intended to leave behind a simple and gentle feminine fragrance.  The products can be mixed to create a custom scent. The line features a range of hair fragrances, eau de parfums, wellness water mists, soft body whips, and reactive lush lip hydrations and is offered in four intoxicating selections: Angel Cake, Beach Babe, Candy Crush, and Wild Honey. 
"I want women to feel empowered to create their own unique scent, one that will represent her mood and the way she feels for the day by layering her favorite long-lasting scents from head to toe," explained Shinder.
The products deliver aromas of powdered sugar, candied flower petals, tropical breezes and hints of honey, leaving behind a simple and soothing trail of scents. By using an extractor, the scents are sent to a lab and recreated, carefully mixed, and bottled for greatness.  
i smell great

i smell great uses self-renewing scent sphere technology that allows the fragrance to be activated hours after the first application by applying pressure or motion. The sweet smells are unlocked in the scent spheres and released up to 6-8 hours for a lasting experience.
The collection is now available for purchase on www.ismellgreat.com and retails from $28 to $68. Shinder will be expanding her collection of greatness with even more unique and innovative products in 2015. 
For more information, please visit www.ismellgreat.com.  Join the i smell great conversation on the following platforms and by using the below hashtags: 
  • Twitter: @ismellgreatinc
  • Facebook and Instagram: @ismellgreat
  • #creategreat , #ismellgreat, #greatness
SOURCE i smell great


NEW Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Look + Contest #CharlotteTilbury #CTSupermodel @CTilburyMakeup

NEW Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Look + Contest

International makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury is launching her limited edition Supermodel Look for the holidays soon in America! To celebrate, she’s hosting an Instagram contest for the chance to WIN all seven products (three of them are limited edition) that are made to transform you into a glamazon! Starting Friday, November 21st, Charlotte will kick off the competition by asking everyone to re-create your favorite supermodel look. Then, post the picture of your creation to Instagram, follow and tag @CTilburyMakeup, and hashtag #CTSupermodel

There will be 4 winners per week that will be posted on Charlotte’s Instagram until Friday, December 19th. For more information on each limited edition product that comes with this look, please see below!

The Supermodel Look
A universally glamourous look inspired by the divine supermodels of the 1990’s to the current icons of the catwalk (think Linda, Cindy, Claudia, Helena and Naomi to Kate, Cara, Jourdan, Joan and Miranda). This look is for the glamazon women who understands the power of the ultimate smoky eye paired with the perfect nude lip. Charlotte has captured the DNA of this “beautiful on everyone” look with shades and formulas that work for every skin tone. This is the ultimate, most beautiful look that everyone looks good in.

The limited-edition products include: 
· Luxury Palette in The Fallen Angel: The limited edition palette is the first Luxury Palette with a wet and dry finish. Either use dry for a buildable layer of colour, or dampen the brush with water for three times the colour intensity and a highly reflective finish. 
· K.I.S.S.I.N.G in Confession: Introducing a dusky, tawny nude, flecked with pure, gold particles inspired by the full, ample lips of Helena, Christy, Naomi, Cara, Joan and Adriana. The genius of this colour is that it suits everyone. K.I.S.S.I.N.G includes an extract from the Lipstick Tree to naturally protect lips from UV damage and external pollution, leaving them cashmere soft and irresistible.
· Lip Lustre in Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (LSD): A vintage rose champagne bubbling with golden pearls, inspired by the shimmering, starlit catwalk shows of Versace and the hedonistic, champagne-fuelled world of the Supers backstage. Enriched with Lotus Flower Extract to protect, hydrate and smooth lips.

To complete the look, use Cheek to Chic Blush in Sex on Fire, Rock ‘n’ Kohl Eye Pencil in Bedroom Black, Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillow Talk & Full Fat Lashes Mascara, all available at CharlotteTilbury.com, Bergdorf Goodman, BergdorfGoodman.com, Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com, and Net-a-Porter.com.


Hey Beauty Lovers,
It is that time of the year where everyone starts to think about gifts for themselves or their beloved ones. 
Holiday Glossybox

Valued at $140, you receive our limited edition box with 8 products for $40 (+$5 shipping to Canada) or FREE with any new 12 month subscription with code: HOLIDAY
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Unique Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with L’OCCITANE! L’Occitane Holiday Ornaments & Advent Calendars

Advent Calendar:
This 13 Desserts of Provence gift set ($68) includes the best of L’OCCITANE’s miniature delights. Inspired by the Provencal holiday tradition, this adorable advent calendar is sure to please any crowd by delivering a darling treat on each of the 13 days leading up to the holidays!

Christmas Tree Ornament:
Our Shea Butter Travel Treats ($20) will keep toes and hands warm and happy this holiday season. This chic set, complete with a Shea Butter Hand Cream and Shea Butter Foot Cream, doubles as an adorable ornament that will brighten any tree!
Shea Butter Travel Treats(1)

Available from www.usa.loccitane.com or L’Occitane Boutiques!

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