Feb 252013

Did you lovelies catch the 85th Annual Academy Award? If you did, then you will have to admit that the “glamour” in nails – stole the spotlight. Celeb manicurist – Kimmie Kyees was the mastermind behind the beauties – Adele and Rose Huntington Whitley’s red carpet worthy looks! And the star of the looks – none other than Sally Hansen – which was used to create the signature nail styles for these coveted red carpet moments.


Adele, the songstress nominated for best original song, with “Skyfall” from the latest James Bond picture, adorned layered Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Color in Quick Sand under Complete Salon Manicure in Almost Almond. download-1 download


Whiteley, the amazing English model and actress – wore a custom-mixed color set with beaded adornments — creating chic and trendsetting nails. To get this look – Kyees painted one layer of Complete Salon Manicure in Mudslide under two coats of Complete Salon Manicure in Sheer Ecstasy.  While nails were still wet, Kyees applied a pearl and a gold metallic bead to the bottom center of each nail. download-2 download-3


Kyees – who is L.A’s best nail creating native – is known for her originality, creating mini works of art on each fingertip for A-list stars at the hottest events. To express her creativity, Kyees loves Sally Hansen’s award-winning range of cutting edge, fashion-forward colors.


Feb 192013

Take beauty to the ultimate level — encased in 24K gold to be exact! I am an avid believer in anything SPAtacular, and I have to admit that the Cenoire 24K Beautè Bar is by far — one of the best beauty finds — I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing — for 2013. This innovative creation — is a facial massager, which encourages facial and body circulation — for a quick beauty rejuvenation on-the-go! It doesn’t matter if you’re working, traveling or enduring the simple hustle and bustle of life — now you can stay rejuvenated — while keeping the blood flowing!

The Cenoire 24K Beautè Bar delivers deep skin massage — up to 6,000 vibrations per minute, utilizing the newest nanometer 24 karat Gold Technology. Adorning a chic compact and portable T-design — this baby fits discreetly and comfortably into your purse, pocket, bag — anywhere.

The amazing Cenoire 24K Beautè Bar boast the following:
Cenoire 24K Beautè Bar
·       24K gold-plating
·       6,000 vibrations per minute
·       Twist On/Off activation
·       1 AA battery operated (not included)
·       Waterproof
·       Weighs 2.5 oz.

You can get your very own 24K facial massager for $59.99 — available at Cenoire.comShoebuy.com and
Amazon.com. For more info — visit http://www.cenoire.com. I highly recommend this beauty must-have!

Dec 052012

This must-have has an overall grade of:


Since my last b.liv review (told you there’s more to come :) ) — I went on to try their Dullness Cessation Original Japan Silk Mask. I think I am surely becoming addicted to these masks. With the slogan imprinted on the packaging: “bright is right,” I have to admit — this mask is a must-have for any beauty enthusiast or pro — who needs a quick pick me up. It is chicly formulated for dark and uneven skin tones. I saw immediate results, and got tons of compliments about my face’s overall appearance. I was able to chase away the clouds — that darkened my complexion (olive skin tone) — allowing it to glow. I glistened as my admirers stopped me — pondering about my skin care routine!

This beauty miracle lightened my complexion (temporarily…more permanent with constant use) by heightening its reflective properties — refining and smoothing my skin’s texture (bye-bye fine lines, creases and wrinkles). My skin glowed with a new transparency. I believe it’s because of the Nano-Pearl Proteins -  which regulated pigmentation and revitalized my skin…as the moisture-retaining ingredients provided instant hydration!

Key Ingredients & Benefits:

  • Black Pearl – an oriental beauty tonic which helps restore skin’s natural radiance, lightens skin discoloration — making it softer, smoother, finer and more luscious!
  • Silk Protein – this naturally hydroscopic material has an excellent moisture binding quality to condition and hydrate skin.
  • Camu Camu Extract – this beauty secret is known for its anti-aging properties, boosts collagen synthesis for firmer, smoother skin — while restoring skin’s natural radiance.

Beauty Fixx: wash face and apply mask to clean skin. Leave mask on for approximately 20-30 minutes (I left on for 30 minutes). You can rinse away residue or allow formula to dry on skin. No additional moisturizer is required. “Ready-set-GLOW!”

This mask is formulated to minimize the risk of allergies. No animals were harmed or utilized with this brand (#cruelty-free).

I highly recommend this product! ;)

Nov 302012

It’s not easy living your dreams! It’s even harder — indulging in your creative passions! For me, I wear many stylish hats — with writing, photography, graphic/design and PR — all dwelling within! But what truly allows me to float on cloud 9 — is the fashion, beauty, health, travel (lifeSTYLE) worlds! Bliss has become my latest addiction! I apply it to everything I do! I find pleasure in the simplest things…trying to weed out the negatives — and accentuate the positives!

To help me to stay in the game, while keeping you all chic and in the know — I’ve launched Fashionation Fridays — which is a roundup of the best in beauty, fashion & lifeSTYLE…including the latest deals, news and unique finds! So sit back, relax — and get ready to get your bliss on ;) !

Beauty News

Magic & Mayhem
It’s holiday time lovelies — and magic soars threw the brisk air! Visions of sugarplums — dancing through our heads, as we gear up for all of the fabness — is fashion, beauty and lifestyle! Have any of you heard of Nakeah Cosmetics? Well, I’m a beauty blogger and I haven’t…however, this unique beauty brand has recently launched their newest collection for the holiday season — “The Magical Collection” on November 21st!

They boost flawless all natural foundations… as well as exquisite eye palettes that enhances your natural beauty. With royal purples, pinks, and gold’s while wearing hypnotizing lip shades of creamy nudes, sparkly pinks, and luxurious purples, there’s always a magical beauty moment.

This Holiday “The Magical Collection” will have you looking and feeling your best. In fact, the collection will make a magical appearance at the Magic & Mayhem holiday event today…November 30th, 2012 at Nakeah Cosmetics & Beauty Lounge located at 7471 Melrose Ave., Suite 22, Los Angeles, CA  90046 or visit www.nakeahcosmetics.com, as you’re magical moment awaits you!

Nakeah Cosmetics is an environmental conscious company that does not contain chemicals such as sulfates, parabens, and phthalates. Their products are not tested on animals and were created with women of all ethnicity — and various skin types in mind.

A Chic Holiday Beautygasm by Total Beauty
Indulge yourself in a special little gift — just for YOU! You have to check out the latest deluxe beauty sample collection a la Total Beauty. The BEAUTYGASM COLLECTION from Total Beauty.com, adorns great beauty products for the season, including a special gift — the Trojan Vibrations Interchange 5.3 (a $79 value) for only $29.99.  Yes, spice up your holidays while steaming up your bedroom (bliss…remember? :) . Here’s a beautiful bonus…get exclusive access to an additional 10% off now through Dec 1st with promo code: SPICE

Every month, TotalBeauty.com offers beauty junkies The Total Beauty Collection, a package of deluxe beauty samples hand-picked by their editors for gals to try at home.  For December, they’re spicing it up a bit and inspiring women to indulge in themselves during this holiday season!”

New Facial Exfoliant Set to Shake Up Your Skincare Regimen
I am loaded with chic, new and innovated ways to put your best face forward — literally :) . I can’t stress enough — how vital exfoliation is to the skin’s wellbeing and overall health. There’s a new patent pending process — which focuses on the “rolling action” — which removes dead skin…without stripping away your skin’s healthy tissues! It’s called POWDERWorks. This unique and new approach — is a powder-based facial exfoliant — which maintains it’s powder form, even after it is massaged onto your face. It leaves you with a clean feel, minus the icky residue build up — which can clog pores. This allows you to get full strength treatment — with exceptional performance! Did I mention that it is also all natural, and made with non-toxic ingredients? Or that it is formulated with a patent-pending one-of-the-kind rolling action technology, which is conveniently packaged in a shaker? What a chic alternative to those harsh scrubs, and facial peels. It exfoliates your face and neck without irritation!

It is infused with natural oils to polish and soften your skin as it literally “rolls away” the dead skin without harming the healthy layers. It is created for all skin types, and in particular for sensitive skin. This beauty product stands out from others: It utilizes a patent-pending “mechanical” process that results in zero irritation for all skin types.

“I am really excited that POWDERWorks facial exfoliant is now available to consumers –women, men and teens. We are confident that this will become very popular. So far, the response has been overwhelming. My two teenage daughters and I all have very sensitive skin and we have tried a variety of facial exfoliants and were not satisfied and experienced side effects, such as irritation,” says Leslie Granberry, Founder, POWDERWorks facial exfoliant. “I was in search of an effective treatment and could not find one, so I decided to create my own skincare facial product. My husband and I teamed up and consulted with industry and skincare experts and after two years of R&D, POWDERWorks facial exfoliant has launched. What we created is an exceptional and high quality facial exfoliant that is very different.”

How to Use — Easy as 1-2-3. First, lightly dampen your clean face with water. Secondly, shake desired amount of the powder onto your moist fingertips. Thirdly, massage onto face in circular motion & thoroughly rinse your face with water and pat dry. After one use, your skin will feel smoother and look brighter, renewed and glowing. The results are instant. Recommended use is twice a week for all skin types. It has been clinically tested to safely and gently exfoliate the facial skin (even neck) without any side effects, such as burning/itching/flaking. Many exfoliants – referred to as scrubs or peels – contain acid and harsh ingredients and often times strip and damage the healthy skin on the face leaving it red, flaky, burning and irritated. According to Granberry, exfoliation is the first step to beautiful skin. It is a technique that removes dead skin cells from the outermost layer of your skin, and, as a result the healthy living cells are revealed.

It is also safe enough to use around the sensitive eye and lip area and to use on the back of hands. Beautifully packaged (100% recyclable) in a 2 oz./60 ml shaker, it retails for $39.00 and consumers can purchase online at thepowderworks.com.

Get Fun, Festive & Flawless Holiday Hair With John Freida
Nothing says seasonal style like gorgeous curls. The Spiral Curls heat styler from John Frieda® — delivers healthy, beautiful, holiday curls, that are easy to attain without the heat damage or hassle of other irons. What’s their secret? Well, it’s thanks to the cutting-edge clamp-free barrel — which ensures a kink-free curl.

Made with a Ceramic Titanium Coating and Superior Ionic Technology, the Spiral Curls curling iron from John Frieda has a tapered barrel, measuring ¾” at the tip and 1 ¼” at the base.Beauty Fixx: For face-framing modern curls, be sure to roll sections inward. Want a retro-fifties look? Roll sections outwards and tousle with fingertips.

Let Fake Bake Prep Your Holiday Glam
It’s practically December — and that means Holiday parties, travel, overeating and stress…oohh my. Thank goodness — Fake Bake has a whole line of products dedicated to combating all of the above.

When there is no time to work out, fall back on Lipo Bronze! When there is no time to get a spray tan but you¹re too pale for that party dress, lean on our 60 Minute Tan! When you need a quick fix for one night only ­ Golden Faux Glow is the answer!”

Lipo Bronze is a self-tanner that is also clinically proven to help diminish cellulite! Lipo Bronze creates a measurable smoother skin texture and a golden glow J.

Golden Faux Glo is a tan without the commitment. Golden Faux Glo is a wash-off self-tanner that goes on smoothly and washes off in the shower and won¹t rub off on your clothes. I recommend the ³shimmer² version!

60 Minute Tan is our new, express daily tanner that develops into a beautiful, natural looking tan in 60 Minutes. Its pretty amazing and so easy to apply.

‘E’ by Evelyn Cosmetics Extends Cyber Monday
This chic cosmetic line of pro shadow palettes, brush sets and skincare — will continue their coveted 40% off sale — through December 5th.

The cosmetics line is formulated for every shade of today’s woman and features an array of professional shadow palettes and glamorous pigments that will show off your sassy side.”


·      Smoke It Out – Perfect for the woman who wants to create a dynamic array of colorful smokey eye looks. This palette contains thirty-six highly pigmented shades.

Regular price: $24.95
Sale price: $14.97

·      Neutral Palette – Great for the “E” by Evelyn Lozada consumer who loves creating looks from natural everyday to show stopping sultry. This palette contains twenty-eight highly pigmented shades ranging from nudes to rich browns and everything in between.

Regular price: $26.95
Sale Price: $16.17

·      78 Color Combo Palette – This combo palette is perfect and convenient for the woman who prefers an easy look to create.  From highly pigmented matte to shimmer eye shadows this palette contains sixty wide ranges of colors to choose from.

Regular price: $28.95
Sale Price: $17.37

·      88 Color Shimmer Palette – This palette is for the daring and edgy “E” by Evelyn Lozada consumer, containing eighty-eight shimmer shadows that any woman can create endless looks with ease.

Regular price: $29.95
Sale Price: $17.97
Glam up for the holidays for fewer than $30.00 (thirty-dollars) with dramatic pigments that will make you stand out from the rest at your holiday party!


·      E-Factor! Collection, E-Drama Collection and E-Reality Collection is a collection of 6 (six) pure mica pigments and cosmetic glitter each individually packaged in their own pod and assembled in a stack. The collection also includes a matte shadow base and a clear lip base.
Regular Price: $49.95
Sale Price: $29.97
E-Reality      E-Factor       E-Drama

The 7 piece professional brush set, also on sale for $29.97 is constructed with the highest quality bristle for customers to achieve a flawless application and includes the following:
·      1-Pointed Powder – Fantastic for all over powder and also pointed for highlighting
·      1-Angle Blush – The ultimate tool for contouring and shading the cheek
·      1-Dual Foundation – Designed for application of any foundation or concealer
·      1-Pointed Blender – Perfect for blending and shading eye shadow
·      1-Precision Crease – Great for contouring eye shadow
·      1-Chisel Shadow – Excellent for applying your base shadow
·      1-Brow / Lash Groomer – Created to groom and shape your brows and lashes
·      1-7 Slot Folding Case/Stand

“E” by Evelyn Cosmetics is available online at www.EbyEvelynCosmetics.com

Chic & Colorful Stocking Stuffers
You have to check out these amazing little beauties — which are perfect stocking stuffers for the little glam maven — on your shopping list!
Sun Bum SPF 30+ Flavored Lip Balms – $3.99 each at www.TrustTheBum.com

Sun Bum, Cocoa Beach native sunscreen company with a heavy surf following, made so many smile with their original banana flavored SPF Lip Balm that they made more! The new flavors (Pink Guava, Mango, Coconut, Key Lime and Pomegranate) are guaranteed to delight lips – and protect them with Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection.

güd Body Mists – $6.00 each at www.gudHappens.com

From the imagination of Burt’s Bees comes güd, a novel and extrasensory approach to natural beauty created for the of-the-moment girl and woman. The gud Body Mist comes in four scents – Pearanormal Activity, Vanilla Flame, Floral Cherrynova and Orange Petalooza – have guilt-free formulas and make skin say “aaahh”. Just like Burt’s Bees products, güd products contain no parabens, no phthalates, no petrochemicals and are never test on animals – No way!”

Great news lovelies — Media Maven has been nominated for a Wego Health Award! And as an ambassador — this has me floating on cloud 9! Take a moment, and share the love, by voting for your favorite Wellness LifeSTYLE Ambassador today!

Nov 292012

If you haven’t tried Crabtree & Evelyn — well lovelies, now is the ideal time! Why is that you ask? Well, the coveted beauty brand has a new Pomegranate Body and Hand Care collection — which boasts a unique blend of antioxidant boosting pomegranate, Argan oil and grapeseed! What a total inspiration — rooted deep in powerful ingredients — all found in nature. Now that’s Beauty Philosophy!

Let’s Take A Botanical Beauty Journey to Morocco, where you can lavish in succulent fruits and nourishing oils of Morocco, surge the beauty inspiration of this body and hand care collection.

It features rich, replenishing botanical ingredients and natural antioxidants that will leave skin feeling velvety soft and radiantly supple. Each product has been formulated with ingredients that are specially selected for their skin-conditioning properties including pomegranate (long associated with hope, fertility and prosperity), fair trade argan oil, grapeseed oil, pistachio oil and ginger extract.”

Botanicals                                                                                    Benefits
Pomegranate and grapeseed extracts                                             Anti-oxidant rich
Pomegranate, Argan and grapeseed oils                                        Nourishing
Apricot extract and Shea butter                                                        Conditioning
Ginger extract                                                                                   Anti-oxidant rich
Pistachio oil                                                                                       Nourishing


To compliment the anti-oxidant rich Pomegranate — this collection includes the highly nutritive Argan oil which is sourced in Morocco according to fair trade standards. This fair trade Argan oil is sustainably sourced through an approved network of cooperatives, mainly run by women. These women are offered literacy and educational programs about maintaining and expanding Argan forests, following environmental best practices.


The distinctive fragrance blend of the tart sweetness of Pomegranate with a burst of zesty citrus and clementine blossom and fresh fig leaf, will leave your skin beautifully scented.


Naturally effective, enriching yet refreshing, the Pomegranate Body and Hand Care products are ideal for all skin types and are formulated without sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol and mineral oil.


  • Replenishing Body Bar (140g $10.00)

Containing creamy Shea butter to replenish moisture, and fragranced with the tart sweetness of pomegranate, a burst of citrus and fresh fig leaf, this over-sized body bar will leave skin clean and fragrant. Contains pomegranate oil and extract, Argan oil, and grapeseed oil and extract.

  • Skin Cleansing Bath & Shower Gel (250ml $20.00)

This rich-lathering bath & shower gel gently cleanses and softens the skin. The conditioning blend of antioxidant-rich pomegranate and grapeseed extracts, together with nourishing Argan and glycerin helps replenish the skin. Formulated with a gentle surfactant derived from Argan.

  • Skin Smoothing Body Scrub (175gm $26.00)

Achieve more beautiful skin with this total body smoothing treatment – sunflower wax beads gently exfoliate, while pomegranate, sunflower, jojoba, pumpkin and sesame oils work to replenish and soften skin, and grapesseed-extract helps protect skin. Contains both pomegranate oil and extract, and Argan oil.

  • Skin Quenching Body Lotion (250ml $22.00)

Rich and revitalizing, yet easily absorbed, the body lotion contains ginger extract to help protect your skin while the blend of pomegranate, Argan, sesame, grapeseed and almond oils will nourish and condition.

  • Skin Indulging Body Cream (225gm $34.00)

Shea butter combines with pistachio, almond, grapeseed and Argan oils to make a luxurious cream which melts easily into your skin for a smooth, supple and radiant finish.



Nov 172012

November officially rings in the holidays, and my social calendar is rapidly filling up — with tons of events, dinners and party requests. But unfortunately, I don’t have time to purchase new party wardrobes, so a Little Black Dress will have to do — as I get creative with various chic accessories — and focus on my hair and makeup to glam it all up! And the best part — it can be done in 5 minutes


I’m not a fan — but maybe it’s time to bring out the favorite red lipsticks! FYI…nothing screams the holidays like glamorous red pout. But thank goodness (for me a non red lipstick wearer) there are many shades that can compliment any skin tone…

If you’re more fair skinned look for a blue based red (which will make your teeth look super white), and if you’re a yellow-tone gal look for warmer shades of red to bring out your exotic complexion. Tip: To rock a bold lip be sure to keep the rest of your makeup minimal so your pout can be the focal point!

A classic smokey eye is the perfect holiday must-have. FYI…every eye color can be complimented with brown shadows. Just think lid, crease and V.

Add a light “skin-tone” shade to your lid and brow bone, take a medium shade brown and add it to your crease. At the end take a black or dark brown (depending on your preference) and add it to your outer V (outer corner of the eye) and blend out all the harsh lines. Add some eyeliner, mascara and false lashes if needed.

Rosy cheeks are perfect for this time of year, especially a cream blush in a natural pink rosy color and add it to your apples.

Apply your foundation/powder lightly over the cream blush to give the illusion of an inner glow. Add a highlight to your cheekbones to make them pop and brighten your complexion.

Hair Time:

Curls, curls and more curls. Curls are a great way to glam up your look. If heat is required to curl your tresses, simply section off your hair — wrap 1-1.5 sections around your favorite curling wand.

Half-do’s look great with straight or curly hair. Be sure to add a medium hold hairspray to ensure that your hair stays in place all day. Another curl variation is a timeless 40s retro look. After blowdrying with a large round brush, set your hair in pin curls all over your head. Spray all over with a strong hold hairspray and then brush to create this beautiful sexy style.  Also, an elegant chignon or side bun is easy and will never fail if you don’t have much time to do your hair. They are super simple, sleek, and look great with any outfit.

Nov 152012

Hey Lovelies,

Sapphire K., your “Haute Hairess” — is ‘hair’ (pun intended) with some frugally chic, safe and natural beauty news! I stumbled upon a great hair care brand at Walgreens, the other day — and I must say, I am totally impressed! I recently purchased a BioInfusion Hydrating Shampoo — as I am always looking for paraben, chemical and sulfate free shampoos and conditioners! The shampoo promised to nourish, repair and replenish my tresses — with its gentle cleansing formula, containing wheat germ oil and lemongrass!

I was overall impressed with the outcome! My hair wasn’t dry, brittle or dull looking. The formula was indeed gentle enough to sit in my hair (in between shampoos — as I wash approximately 2-3 times before completing my hair ritual). I usually lather up and let it sit for at least 5 minutes — before washing it out and applying another dose or two! I do this because I have long (down to my lower back), super thick locks (dreads) and really like to get deep down between each twists –to remove all residue! Because of this mantra — I need my shampoos to be gentle, yet effective! I am an avid Peter Lamas and Carol’s Daughter fanatic — but at times, my pockets prefer the more frugal aspect of beauty! However, let’s just say — that more times than not –” one gets what they pay for!”

Upon rinsing — my hair had a nice shine to it! It smelt great and felt absolutely clean (I wash my hair weekly, but this formula is safe for daily usage). BioInfusion Hydrating Shampoo is great for all hair types! It retails for $7.99 at Walgreens, but I was lucky to get mine on sale for $4.99 (and the state of Delaware doesn’t have ANY sales tax *woo hooooo*).

I finished up with the BioInfusion Daily Volume Leave-in Conditioner spray It detangles hair, added additional shine and marvelous luster. The bottle says that it makes brush-throughs easier and smoother.  But what attracted me the most — was that it was safe for use on color treated hair! It is enriched with health botanical blends that also nourish, replenish and repair — leaving your hair naturally beautiful. It is super lightweight — and great for detangling (not a major concern for me as I have locks and don’t want to detangle my beautiful masterpiece). It boasts rich antioxidants of grape seed, pomegranate and white pine bark. This amazing leave-in also contains panthenol — for that super rich shine and luster I was talking about — also thanks to myrrh extract! Oh, did I mention that this brand is also cruelty free?

*Beauty Fixx — after shampooing tresses, spray on liberal amounts on already wet/damp hair and proceed with drying and styling (in my case — twisting)! DO NOT RINSE OUT this product!

I highly recommend this beautifying hair must-have (especially for the frugal beauty mavens)! I love you lovelies so much — I am also adding a chic “natural” hair care tutorial courtesy of Professional hair stylist Amita Moticka…enjoy!

Nov 142012

How many of you lovelies — love face powder? By face powder — I am referring to foundation/finishing touch products! I am not a huge fan of foundation (unless it adorns matte appeal), or any finishing powder products…period! But I never gave it too much thought, as I usually wash, tone, moisturize and then — glam up my eyes! I just recently got into eye primers (love them) and I always covet my liners and shadows…but that’s as much makeup as I am willing to go! I prefer to splurge on skin care products (to protect, heal, fix and prevent skin damage), rather than mask or cover up my flaws — with makeup! Oh yeah…I love my mascara and lip gloss as well!  But that’s as far as my “glam” routine goes! And it’s still not on a daily basis!  I strongly believe that makeup — should enhance and accentuate your natural beauty! I accept it’s transforming abilities also!

Today, my rave is about the new Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender (which I received for review thanks to Mally Beauty ;) )– which is by far…one of the best finishing perfection for a flawless look! It’s extremely sheer (don’t let the white appearance scare you — it blends completely to any and all skin tones), light as a feather (especially upon application) — all to diffuse the look of pores, minimize fine lines and to protect your makeup…from morning to night!  This amazing face defender leaves a fierce matte finish, doesn’t dry out your skin (or make it appear ashy like powder does).  Your skin is left totally silky smooth and your makeup will last longer! 

I highly recommend this Mally Beauty must-have!
It comes with a chic buffed-edge Japanese sponge! I am totally in love! Check out this video, courtesy of Mally Beauty — demonstrating the unique ability of this powder-free innovation!

Nov 062012

All I want for Christmas — is an amazing “beauty full” glowing experience!November is National Healthy Skin month — so go beyond the “regular routine” of washing, moisturizing, applying makeup — and learn about the functions of skin and the many ways to keep it healthy.

I’ve rounded up some chic tips to help you keep your skin fresh, hydrated and healthyall year long.

  • Wear Sunscreen: You may think sunscreen is only necessary when tanning on the beach or lounging by the pool, but even in the winter months the sun’s rays can still be damaging to your skin. A heavy sunscreen may not be necessary but make sure to use a moisturizer containing at least SPF 15 everyday.
  • Follow a Healthy Diet: What you put on the outside is just as important as what we put inside. Eating a diet that is filled with Omega 3s, Whole Grains, and B Vitamins is essential to maintaining your skin’s youthful glow.
  • Stay Hydrated: There are a million different reasons to drink water but staying hydrated to help your skin may not be an obvious one. Drinking the recommended 8 ounces of water a day helps flush out toxins in your system, which in turn helps get rid of unwanted acne and blemishes. If you’re looking to add a little kick to your water, try naturally flavored water like HINT containing zero calories, zero sugar and no artificial flavors or preservatives. www.drinkhint.com
  • Keep the Moisturizer at Hand:  Having healthy skin doesn’t only mean having a blemish-free face, make sure you aren’t neglecting the rest of your body. Every morning after you shower and at night before bed you should be applying moisturizer to your entire body to keep skin hydrated. Also, it wont hurt to keep a bottle of lotion in your bag or on your desk at work for moisturizing your hands throughout the day.
  • Get Your Beauty Sleep: Last but not least, you need to get 7 to 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. This will help keep off dark circles, puffy eyes, and keep your skin looking fresh and relaxed.

This year, Cult beauty has got you covered, with their coveted Christmas Beauty Guide! It is loaded with the best in beauty “hot list” — which is a collection of the most wanted beauty products for 2012! Cult’s Christmas Shop ;

Ready to get “GLAMOROUS“?

Liquid Gold Discovery Collection

Alpha H Liquid Gold Discovery Collection

Moroccan Rose Experience

REN Moroccan Rose Experience

Perfect Partners

Eve Lom Perfect Partners

Want You to Want Me Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Want You to Want Me Palette

Jet Set Travel Collection for Men

Elemis Jet Set Travel Collection for Men

Little Treat

Aromatherapy Associates Little Treat

Pro-Collagen Queen

Elemis Pro-Collagen Queen

Best in Glow

Bliss Best In Glow
Best in Glow

Travel Set

Kai Travel Set

Discovery Kit

Astalift Discovery Kit

It’s not too early to start stocking up…
We have some great stocking fillers to treat yourself & someone else… Free gifts on selected brands.. so shop NOW!
Special Offers
Also enjoy an “EXTRA10″ at the checkout. *This offer applies only to sale lines & ends midnight Friday 16th November 2012.

The Body Shop is offering a “Buy 4 get 2 (cheapest of the bunch) free with “SPARKLE” code entered at checkout!

Get into the festive spirit with The Body Shop’s great Christmas gifts including their seasonal ranges Cranberry, Vanilla Bliss and Ginger. With some fantastic offers now is a better time than ever to ramp up activity.”

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Coconut Body Butter

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Aloe Soothing Day Cream

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Tea Tree Oil

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Shea Beautifying Oil

25% off your first purchase. Enter code: Welcome

Friends and Family Event – Save 25% off your entire purchase. Use code: FFEVENT

Some of the purest, cleanest and effective skincare solutions are ALL on offer this time — like Saaf products, which are 100% Natural, Certified Vegetarian/Vegan, Alcohol-Free, Cruelty-Free, GMO-Free and Halal Certified.

Pure Clean Saaf

Media Maven is a blogazine — which donates 20% (for the holidays) of sales to The Goddess Project — in efforts to fund social change! Sapphire Kharyzma is a Global Team of 200 Ambassador & an official Beverly Johnson Beauty Ambassador! If your purchase equal $50 or more — Beverly Johnson & I, would be happy to give you a luxury gift — from the new BJE Luxury Lifestyle beauty collection, as a special thank you for your support!

Nov 042012

Sensitive Salvation DIY Original Japan Silk Mask has an overall grade of:


This amazing repair & rescue with Gingko Extract, Sea Fennel Callus Culture Filtrate and Licorice Extract — was the very first of it’s kind for me! I have many facials, but never a diy — at home, salon (professional) quality one — performed by myself! I love the easy-to-use design — which came with the eyes, nose and lips already cut out.

The safe, chemical free and gentle formula, which the mask was submerged in…within it’s packing — didn’t itch, burn or irritate my sensitive skin! I left the mask on for exactly 30 minutes (from 4:51 to 5:21 p.m). BEAUTY FIXX – relax and just lay with mask — read a great book, soak in some epsom salt and organic essential oils…or whatever is your personal approach to a spa ritual. Avoid talking, eating or doing anything that makes your face move — as the mask will rip!

When the 30 minutes was up (the recommended time is 20-30 minutes) — I removed the mask from my face, by lifting it off — and then I rinsed my face in cool water (to close my pores) to rinse away any residue! I love my skin’s overall appearance and it’s smoothness! The mask is geared to rescue and repair skin from damage and sensitiveness. It restores skin’s natural renewing & regenerating properties to your skin’s tone, while it rejuvenates the complexion — taking it on a cellular level, deep into the skin’s layers. It intensifies healing, repair and damaged skin — while boosting renewal and cell functioning. Give your skin a leg-up in rejuvenation and hydration. The soothing ingredients “sing” away irritation and sensitiveness — like a lullaby, leaving you with soft, smooth and healthy skin.

Key Ingredients

  • Gingko Extract — possesses wondrous anti-inflammatory and anti-sensitive properties to help reduce irritation to protect skin against environmental stresses.
  • Sea Fennel Callus Culture Extract — promotes cutaneous healing and repairing while regulating renewal of skin’s horny cell (:0) to tone and rejuvenate complexion.
  • Licorice Extract — is known to soothe dry, irritated skin. It assists tissue repair while preserving skin’s natural luminosity.

I highly recommend b.liv by Cellinique Sensitive Salvation DIY Original Japan Silk Mask! For more information, check out Cellinique’s website!