Hi lovelies,

I'm back in New York for the week and apparently I brought the California sun with me! It's warm here and summer is threatening to shine through and surpassing spring altogether. So I just had to put together a summer beauty and style guide to take the upcoming warmer months by storm.

eos x Keds Collaboration

This spring, fashion and beauty comes together like never before! Millennial-loved brands eos and Keds partner together to bring you a Limited Edition eos x Keds Collection that has you covered head to toe featuring three new shoe designs inspired by flavors from the wildly popular eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm collection! Keds’ iconic sneakers are reimagined in bright solids and an eos sphere-inspired print that adds just the right amount of whimsy to warm-weather style.

This capsule collection contains three “flavor” styles in coordinating bright colors that are the perfect accessory to spring and summer style. The eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balms in Passion Fruit, Blueberry Acai and Pomegranate Raspberry are the inspiration behind the collection, with each Keds shoe matching the color and flavor of the corresponding eos Lip Balm. Finishing touches such as glitter laces and a striped sole accented with a lips icon are an added delight for the sunny season. 

The eos x Keds Collection includes the following pairs:

  • eos x Keds Champion eos Passion Fruit
  • eos x Keds Champion eos Blueberry Acai
  • eos x Keds Double UP eos Pomegranate Raspberry

The limited edition styles are available exclusively at Shoe Carnival now retailing for $50 - $55


Matt & Nat: Vegan Accessories

Keeping in line with their philosophy; MATT & NAT, standing for MAT(T)erial and NATURE, are a Montreal-based, 100% Vegan accessories label. Specialising in deluxe bags created using animal and environmentally friendly materials, MAT(T)erial and NATURE explores the synergy between both material and nature. You can shop here.


Molton Brown Coco & Sandalwood Body Wash

This is a unique blend of Filipino coconut fruit with honey-derived complex and sandalwood. Close your eyes and head to the islands.
Price: 30.00
Where to buy: moltonbrown.com


Carrie Dunham‘s stylish and functional line of handbags

The Dunham Collection offers sophisticated, modernized versions of the Bermuda bag.  The upgrades are plentiful all while maintaining that vintage Bermuda vibe.  The differences lie in the Dunham Collection’s revolutionized design and broad use of materials for covers. The original Bermuda bag came with a limiting wood handle and a small white muslin base that required a cover, of which there were few cover options.  - In contrast, both the Dunham clutch and Carrie clutch are stunning enough without having to use a cover, yet give the option of using a cover, therefore maximizing their versatility.

The Dunham clutch comes with a leather handle and a base constructed from either soft suede or genuine Italian leather (choose from gold, brown, black or white).  

The Carrie clutch has no handle, but rather a stylish, adjustable/removable chain.  The Carrie base comes in leather and is firmer in structure for a sleek, sophisticated look.  Both retail for $265.00.


Dakota Vox Lighted Mascara

This luscious black mascara is  designed to lengthen lashes, and simplify application. The wand includes a light and mirror, so you can easily apply your mascara on the go. $12.99 Available at www.beauty9.com

  • Packaged in a lighted case with mirror
  • Press button on top of cap to turn LED light on and off
  • Rich black  pigment
  • Flake Free
  • Silicone brush evenly coats lashes without clumping
  • 0.23 fl. oz. / 7 mLota Vox Mascara that lights up with application

Mastey: Healthy beautiful hair 

Mastey products are eco-friendly, green focused, and good for your hair, so you get the gorgeous natural hair color you desire and the peace of mind knowing your hair care products are environmentally friendly!

  • 100%  Vegan- With natural ingredients comes natural beauty that is good for your hair! Using plant-based moisturizers means you will have softer and more natural feeling hair, with absolutely no animal based products!
  • No PPD!- This means less irritation or allergic reactions thanks to our formula that leaves out the “bad guy” known for causing skin and allergy irritations. More information on the negative effects of PPD is here: http://masteyhaircolor.com/no-ppd/
  •  No Ammonia- Ammonia can damage hair, period. As pioneers in this market, we formulated hair care without ammonia back in 1982. You can trust us to have your hair’s best interest at heart! More information on why Ammonia is bad is here: http://masteyhaircolor.com/no-ammonia/
  •  Rich in Antioxidants- Not only do we leave out the bad ingredients, but we add good for you grape seed extract to our line of hair color and products! This means longer lasting color and luscious, touchable locks that you will love!
  • Formulated with Argan Oil & Olive Oil  to protect your hair from styling heat and the environment -- let's your hair be soft and shiny without any greasy feeling. 

Facial Smoothies 

Facial Smoothies® Wrinkle Removal Strips. Facial Smoothies® are transparent adhesives shaped for the wrinkle-prone areas of your face, and they are sure to leave your skin looking baby smooth and line-free. I would love for you to sample and review the product!

Facial Smoothies® hypo-allergenic strips take control of your skin’s contour. It’s a lot like how an iron removes wrinkles, by actively flattening the material, and holding it that way to train it back to its original smooth shape. (Without the heat, of course.) Just smooth a wrinkle with your fingers, and let Facial Smoothies® strips hold and train your skin back to its natural, unlined state.


Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eye Shadow

This pigment packed liquid shadow will instantly make eyes look and feel hydrated.
Price: 18.00
Where to buy: Sephora.com


Lauren B. Beauty Nail Couture

Rock bright fun summer nails with Lauren B  Beauty in Venice Beach Venus and Malibu Beach.
Price: 18.00
Where to buy: LaurenBBeauty.com


NYC New York Color 

iquid Lip Stain in Faithful Coral: Whether you’re grabbing drinks after the beach or spending a summer night out on the town, this coral shade will catch everyone’s eye. 
Price: $2.99
Where to buy: drugstores  


Bio HydraWhite from 2B Bio Beauty

The principle: The alpha-MSH (or melanotropin) controls the activity of the tyrosinase, the synthesis of the melanins (eumelanins and phaeomelanins), as well as the transfer of the melanosomes. As an antagonist of the alpha-MSH, the lightening ingredient of 2B Bio HydraWhite thus has an original mode of action compared to the reference active principles commonly in use. The undecylenoyl phenylalanine, main active ingredient contained in 2B Bio HydraWhite, is a pure and unique lightening molecule that respects the cutaneous integrity and plays a role of inhibitor of the melanotropin. It acts upfront of the melanogenesis on all stages of the pigmentary cascade induced by this same melanotropin.

The secret of the formula:

  • Vitamin E: antioxidant.
  • Corn extract: moisturizing, matifying agent, anti-microbial.
  • Allantoin: soothing and anti-irritant.
  • Undecyl phenylalanine: lightening.
  • Calming ingredient.
  • Biosaccharide: moisturizing.
  • Glycerin: moisturizing.
  • Fruits extract: moisturizing.

ModelLauncher Cosmetics

ModelLauncher Cosmetics introduces a complete line of premium quality fashion makeup for aspiring models and all women around the globe. The inaugural collection is composed of 27 products, available in a variety of colors, specially formulated to create the perfect look for every woman.

ModelLauncher offers a full portfolio of products for eyes, lips, and face, with prices ranging from $12 to $40. The collection incorporates various color palettes that feature bold and vibrant hues as well as softer shades and neutrals. Each product was developed and launched to help women create every-day and runway-ready looks in minutes.

The 2015 collection includes an array of both liquid and powder foundations, available in a variety of shades designed to work across a wide spectrum of skin tones. The hydrating formula provides long lasting coverage and SPF 15 sun protection. These can be topped off with a Sheer Matte Bronzer to create a glowing, sun-kissed look, and a Mineral Blush made with natural ingredients for sensitive skin.


RITUALS 

A wonderful way to pamper yourself during the warm months and to give a gift that will spoil mom on her special day, these RITUALS gift sets include the best-selling foaming shower gels, shampoo, body scrub and body cream in four different scents, aimed at calming and soothing your everyday beauty routines.

Available in Sakura Time Out (Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk), Hammam Treat (Eucalyptus and Rosemary), Laughing Buddha True Happiness (Mandarin Orange and Cedarwood) and Ayurveda Ancient Beauty (Indian Rose and Almond Oil).

The RITUALS gift sets are available for $25 each at RITUALS store locations, Barneys, www.barneys.com and www.rituals.com.


Shadow Shields

What do the makeup artists behind Carrie Underwood, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Emily Blunt, and Kelly Ripa all have in common?  They all use Shadow Shields, a new product which creates the perfect eyeshadow and eyeliner look without fallout or smudging. Created by Michelle Villanueva. 

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