SLIM CERA-GIVE YOURSELF A LIFT!!

Lets face it- for most of us beauty junkies, the quest for gorgeous skin is an endless journey. Creams, serums, and vitamin infused potions line the bathroom shelves of people like us ( ok, me) on the hunt for the Magic Bullet. When I came across the SLIM CERA, I was impressed by the sleek, chic, Japanese designed tool. But, its claims to “massage me a facelift” left me a bit skeptical. 3 minutes, 3 times a day, and I was going to give Gisele some competition? Lets just say that it is CRAZY how fabulous this tool is. The premise is simple: the diamond cut roller head is composed of tourmaline, quartz and 10 other minerals that stimulate your skin. Gently rolling the SLIM CERA  over your face  stretches and contracts the skin, leaving it refreshed, invigorated and revitalized. Plus, the super high tech rollers push out and remove dirt and buildup. its nuts, but after you use it, you skin feels dewy and supple.

slimcera08Imagine the glow you get after the aesthetician  gives you that awesome facial  massage. This is how you look after a few minutes with this wonder tool. Best of all, there are no rules- use it anytime, great in the shower, and guess what? Its not just for your face! I’ve taken to rolling my neck, upper arms, and even my stomach. Because if my face looks this good, then I can start working on the bikini bod I’m dreaming of.  I roll with my morning coffee, while binge watching the E Channel, and before bed. Its amazing for sore muscles too. Small enough for travel, perfect to toss in your purse.  My hunt for the magic is officially over..

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JAO-less is more!

So many reasons to love JAO, and at the top of the list is their philosophy: THE LESS YOU BUY, THE LESS YOU CONSUME, THE LESS YOU THROW AWAY, THE LESS YOU SPEND… We could stop right there- if it weren’t for the sheer amazing-ness of their products. Totally unisex, totally multitasking, and lovingly crafted with no parabens, fragrances, sulfates, or another unnecessary nasty chemicals. Thank you to founder Gale Mayron and her brilliant chemist father, David for this simply beautiful brand.

image GOE OIL…When DON’T we use this?? After shower, after shave, as a hair styling tool and leave in conditioner, as a massage oil, eye makeup remover- it’s kind of crazy! Intensely hydrating, but not greasy, leaves a sexy sheen wherever it lands, and a little goes a very long way. The consistency is deliciously creamy and lustrous, and the ingredients are equally impressive: A sumptuous blend of 28 (yes, 28) plant, fruit, and flower oils mixed with a big dose of omegas and essential fatty acids- this is truly your “stranded on a desert island” product. As they say, you will never GOE without!

imageJAO REFRESHER is…brilliant. Gone are the days of germaphobes reaching for chemically laden hand sanitizers that smell like Lysol and leave your skin feeling like sandpaper. This super high tech, antibacterial wonder immediately knocks out any really serious hand contaminants, while managing to be completely refreshing and an aromatherapy booster at the same time. Contains an unparalleled blend of antiseptic essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree) so not only does it do the dirty work, it has a fantastic fresh scent. An absolute in the set bags of all Hollywood (and, of course Lipstick Angels) makeup artists, JAO REFRESHER will also take a spot in your car, purse, travel bag and kid’s backpacks. And, of course it does double duty as an underarm pick me up and even a blemish blaster. Can you say Multi-tasker??

 

imageApply, wait 20 minutes, INHALE. These are the instructions for using JAO INSCENTAL BLEND #21 BODY INSCENSE. In a word, this stuff is SEXY!  This chic rollerball fragrance is not instant gratitude, but a long lasting, ever-changing super unique scent-sation. Essentail oils of Patchouli, Frankincense, and Vetiver (just to name a few) combine to create a dreamy, totally evolving fragrance. Truly takes its time to develop, and morphs into one of the most outstanding blends we’ve tried. We’ve often found that some natural scents fade away quickly, but this one stays and stays and just keeps getting better. Hide it from your significant other, because like all JAO masterpieces, this is fabulous for everyone!

Lipstick Angels Love…

JAO-LESS IS MORE!

So many reasons to love JAO, and at the top of the list is their philosophy: THE LESS YOU BUY, THE LESS YOU CONSUME, THE LESS YOU THROW AWAY, THE LESS YOU SPEND… We could stop right there- if it weren’t for the sheer amazing-ness of their products. Totally unisex, totally multitasking, and lovingly crafted with no parabens, fragrances, sulfates, or another unnecessary nasty chemicals. Thank you to founder Gale Mayron and her brilliant chemist father, David for this simply beautiful brand.image GOE OIL…When DON’T we use this?? After shower, after shave, as a hair styling tool and leave in conditioner, as a massage oil, eye makeup remover- it’s kind of crazy! Intensely hydrating, but not greasy, leaves a sexy sheen wherever it lands, and a little goes a very long way. The consistency is deliciously creamy and lustrous, and the ingredients are equally impressive: A sumptuous blend of 28 (yes, 28) plant, fruit, and flower oils mixed with a big dose of omegas and essential fatty acids- this is truly your “stranded on a desert island” product. As they say, you will never GOE without!

imageJAO REFRESHER is…brilliant. Gone are the days of germaphobes reaching for chemically laden hand sanitizers that smell like Lysol and leave your skin feeling like sandpaper. This super high tech, antibacterial wonder immediately knocks out any really serious hand contaminants, while managing to be completely refreshing and an aromatherapy booster at the same time. Contains an unparalleled blend of antiseptic essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree) so not only does it do the dirty work, it has a fantastic fresh scent. An absolute in the set bags of all Hollywood (and, of course Lipstick Angels) makeup artists, JAO REFRESHER will also take a spot in your car, purse, travel bag and kid’s backpacks. And, of course it does double duty as an underarm pick me up and even a blemish blaster. Can you say Multi-tasker??

 

imageApply, wait 20 minutes, INHALE. These are the instructions for using JAO INSCENTAL BLEND #21 BODY INSCENSE. In a word, this stuff is SEXY!  This chic rollerball fragrance is not instant gratitude, but a long lasting, ever-changing super unique scent-sation. Essentail oils of Patchouli, Frankincense, and Vetiver (just to name a few) combine to create a dreamy, totally evolving fragrance. Truly takes its time to develop, and morphs into one of the most outstanding blends we’ve tried. We’ve often found that some natural scents fade away quickly, but this one stays and stays and just keeps getting better. Hide it from your significant other, because like all JAO masterpieces, this is fabulous for everyone!

Renata’s Five Valentine Picks

Habit-Cosmetics (1)

Nail Polish from Habit Cosmetics (image c/o Kelly from Vampy Varnish)

It’s a new year, and it’s time for a new habit, especially when that habit is beautiful, strengthening, and free of destructive chemicals. Habit Cosmetics creates nail polishes that have an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal ingredients that multitask as nail strengtheners. “All of these in one product? But how?,” you may be asking. Well, I’ll let you in on their not so little secret ingredient – myrrh. Those Magi were on to something! With names like “Sunset Boulevard”, “Belle de Jour”, and “Blue Velvet,” you can’t help but feel glamorous every time you take a glance at your nails. You can even keep the glamour rocking from Valentine’s Day all the way until Oscar night. If you’re really into Pantone’s color of the year, “Sweet Life” is a must! The creator of Habit Cosmetics, Aja Frierson, was working on color stories for shoes when she realized how much color can make a difference to an ensemble. At the same time, she got frustrated when she found that many nail polishes were weakening her nails. She decided enough was enough and that she was going to make her own. Good for us that she did as these are habits I can definitely get used to.

RLLinden

R.L. Linden Beautifying Mist

Imagine your dream bouquet of flowers. How the scent envelopes you in a romantic, ecstatic feeling that kind of  just makes your entire day. A deep breath that fills your heart, calms your spirit, and makes you supremely HAPPY! Now, imagine spraying that in a gentle rain all over your face and you have realized the dream of R.L. LINDEN and CO THOUSAND PETALS BEAUTIFYING MIST. We know, it sounds a little dramatic for a.. Toner…. But, this is really more than just a facial spray- it is quite an experience. Perhaps it’s the simple fact that the scent is beyond outstanding. The extracts of rose, calendula, and therapeutic grade essential oils just embody the the combination of luxury and aromatherapy. Added to that is a healing blend of honeysuckle and neroli.  We can’t stop using it-as a morning wake up. After cleansing. Before moisturizing. During bad traffic… the possibilities are endless! BFFs Robin and Lynn are passionate about formulating the ultimate in luxe, natural beauty and this dewy mist is just dreamy. Use this and intoxicate your senses- THOUSAND PETALS BEAUTIFYING MIST is a gift of flowers that you can give yourself all year long. Happy Valentines Day- HAPPY EVERY DAY!!!

Escentual Alchemy

Esscentual Alchemy

Nothing gets our “sexy on” like a perfume that is just luscious-the kind you dab on your wrist and then keep smelling. ESSCENTUAL ALCHEMY NATURAL BOTANICAL PERFUMES are an extraordinary line of handmade scents created by Amanda, an entrepreneurial mom who has poured her soul into blending essences that have knocked us off our feet.Topping our list, and sure to spark the attention of your Valentine, is Come to Me Love Potion. You had us at “hello” with a name like that! This simply intoxicating recipe of Rose, Dark Patchouli, Jasmine and Bergamot, is just the epitome of warmth mixed with a great big dose of sensual. Mouth watering Moon Valley (again, the name is just genius) “opens up with a hint of dew that falls at night, and ends with a spicy dry dawn…” That is a direct quote from Amanda, because frankly, we really couldn’t do better than that! These scents really have the most brilliant, layered quality. Not to be missed is Little Black Dress. Classic, refined and subtle but definitely sexy, the mix of Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and Rose was sort of woodsy, but super elegant at the same time. We rocked our inner Audrey Hepburn when we dabbed that behind our ears! Lumberjack Man is for the hot guy that makes our Valentine’s list, but is actually the perfect unisex scent for when you feel like raiding your man’s side of the bathroom counter! Smoky tobacco, a bit of leather, zesty pepper and a touch of floral will have you and Mr. Right fighting over this glorious potion. ESSCENTUAL ALCHEMY PERFUMES are a gem – created with the utmost love and passion. What better way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day?

NatFragrance_LURK

Natural Fragrances from Lurk

To add to the essence of love in the air, I can think of no better fragrance than those that are Lurk made. Each of the unisex Lurk perfume oils are hand blended and poured using only pure essentials in an organic jojoba base. If you’re not too fond of fragrances or tire easily of them, TBP V1 is your little bottle of heaven. With an au naturel base of resinous black pepper blended with sultry florals, this little guy is here to stay. If you like a bit of spice but you gotta keep things subtle, then you must try AS O1. This warm and sensual scent contains cedarwood, tuberose, and sweet rose, perfect for date night. Now if you’re really looking for some aphrodisiac properties in a scent, look no further than PRJ V1. This charmer has layers of jasmine, petitgrain, and rose which have calming and sensual effects. New York based Lurk founder Anne Sanford is a branding, product development, and marketing specialist with a keen sense of smell. These oils are perfect for those of us who prefer something light, but still pleasant with a little punch. With each fragrance containing beautifully unique qualities, we can’t wait to see what else Anne has in store.

Water-based Perfume from Crow

Water-based Perfume from Crow

If you want the kind of scent that will totally blend into your own lovely pheromones, Crow Water Perfume has just the stuff. There are six beautifully subtle scents to choose from: with the more floral Enchanted + Lily to the sweeter Fruta + Leche and even a green-tea inspired Paper + Lantern. Midnight + Swim is infused with hints of salty sea air, ozone, wildflowers, and woods and is one of our unique and personal favorites. As the name suggests, each scent comes from a water-based formula that is free of phthalate, paraben, and alcohol and completely nontoxic. The boxes printed on custom paper are so gorgeous, opening a bottle is like opening a gift in itself! Each scent also has its own accompanying literary inspiration that truly creates an experience that will last long after Valentine’s Day is over.

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