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Farmacy Green Clean

Farmacy Green Clean

FARMACY, the supercharged skincare range, is one of those brands you can’t help but fall head over heels in love with.

Pioneering the idea of farm to face with products that are ALL NATURAL, cruelty free, deliver on every claim PLUS they have a straight out of a storybook origin.

It all began with a mutant flower. In 1999, Mark Veeder noticed a strange green bloom among the purple echinacea plants growing on his garden in upstate New York. He sent the strange flower to several horticultural labs for analysis. The scientists informed him he’d found a new genus of echinacea. Tests also showed the plant Veeder discovered had set a new record for high levels of cichoric acid, a plant chemical renowned for its antioxidant effects. It boasts a 300 percent higher concentration of cichoric acid than any other echinacea purpurea on the market.

He named this new plant Echinacea GreenEnvy and partnered with farming expert Robert Beyfuss to start growing the plant at scale. Since 2014, they’ve been producing eco-chic skincare products with a lab in New Jersey, maximizing the benefits of the natural ingredients by pairing them with key man-made components.

They cultivate and farm their own ingredients – making them among the freshest and most potent around – which are then activated in the lab to maximize their skin care benefits. The ‘hero’ ingredient throughout the range is their patented Echinacea GreenEnvy complex – an antioxidant-rich powerhouse that works to firm the skin and protects from the ageing effects of free radicals.

Framacy Green Clean

BrandBacker sent me FARMACY’s cult classic Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm to test drive.

I am a HUGE fan of cleansing balms and always looking for natural/organic beauty products so I was super excited to try this one out.

Formulated with antioxidant-rich Echinacea GreenEnvy extract, sunflower oil, ginger root oil, and moringa extract, it is nothing short of amazing!

The luxe balm is a minty-green, melts-in-your-fingertips balm made with nourishing oils, like sunflower and ginger root, along with papaya extract, a natural exfoliator, to remove every trace of makeup (even waterproof mascara AND my NARS Powermatte lip pigment (ladies you know how hard that one is to remove).

It also targets dirt, grime, free radicals and buildup from pollution.

Green Clean Farmacy

The balm has a soft citrus limey/orange fragrance and melts upon contact with skin.

Apply to dry skin and massage in- I applied over my lashes as well to remove my mascara and eye makeup.  It will break down and transform to an oil upon contact.

After rinsing with water, my makeup had magically vanished and my skin felt softened and clean without any tightness.  It also left my skin feeling super hydrated- even BEFORE I added my moisturizer.

I am in LOVE with this little natural wonder and am sure it will now be a permanent part of my makeup regime.

Love the product, love the story and LOVE that it’s cruelty free!

Farmacy Green Clean

You can check out all of FARMACY’s amazing products at FarmacyBeauty.com  Use CODE  Green92 to recieve at 20% DISCOUNT

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The Vintage Cosmetic Company

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Dolly Bow Headband

I am obsessed with all things vintage.

The quality, the charm and glamour of the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s has been a huge inspiration in both my personal style and my work as a stylist.

So of course when I stumbled upon The Vintage Cosmetic Company it was love at first sight.

This 1950’s inspired British beauty line recently premiered in the US and is available at Ulta Beauty.

Known for their lashes, which deliver a flawless natural look that serves everyday beauty needs, they also offer fun unique everyday essentials that evoke the look and feel of glamour from yesteryear while providing up-to-date performance and convenience.

Just picture yourself primping in front of the mirror with tools, kits, and products that look like they came straight from a 1950s film set. From classic eyelash curlers to dolly bow headbands (perfect for holding your locks back while applying makeup), fluffy bath pillows, makeup melts which literally melt away your makeup and the chicest shower caps around.

“I was inspired to create a range of products for me. A product that offers something unique in the market. A product that would pay tribute to old-Hollywood and harks back to the glamour and charm of the 1950s, but one that serves the everyday beauty needs of women everywhere. My goal with The Vintage Cosmetic Company is to offer a range of high quality beauty accessories with a unique, feminine personality. A range that combines affordability, efficacy and elegance.” – Clare Tarry The Vintage Cosmetic Company

The Vintage Cosmetic Company sent me a few of their picture perfect pieces to play with:

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Makeup headband

Dolly Bow Makeup Headband

This headband is “I Love Lucy” Perfection.  Great for holding your hair back while applying makeup, a mask or just for instagram photos lol.  It is so cute and girly it puts me in a cheery mood each morning while doing my makeup.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Makeup Melts

Make-up Melts

Ok I know this sounds crazy but its true.  These pretty in pink little cloths will remove EVERY last trace of makeup with just a splash of water! No makeup remover solution needed, the specially formulated polyester is dual sided providing both makeup removal and exfoliation!

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Show Cap

Pink Floral Satin Shower Cap

I don’t know about you but I want my blow-out to last as long as possible which means protecting my locks in the shower.  This super glamorous and oh so retro shower cap is satin (making it super soft) while the waterproof pink polka dot lining keeps every inch of your hair dry.

Pink Polka Dot Hair Turban

I AM ADDICTED and totally crushing on this beauty-baby.  In fact friends and family be warned, you will probably all be getting one from me for the holidays because I am so in love. This hair turban is made from lightweight super absorbent microfiber which absorbs excess moisture, resulting in less split ends, zero frizz and stronger, shinier hair.  With two vintage inspired buttons, it fits comfortably on those with thick or fine hair.

Click to Shop Some of The Vintage Cosmetic Company’s Glamorous Beauty Products:

Golden Girls Nail Decals and Nohea Nails

Nohea Nails Las Vegas

When I find something I REALLY, REALLY  like I tend to zero in and hyper focus.  I get tunnel vision, it’s all I can see, nothing else matters.  Totally and completely OBSESSED.

This is exactly what happened last week when I attended a Blogger event at The Gramercy.  I followed along touring the property and everything was just fine until we entered Nohea Nails and my ginger bloggin’ sister Melissa from The Daily Nail started flipping through the nail decal book and landed on “Golden Girl” nail decals.

Oh Mah Gawd “Thank you for being a friend” Nohea Nails! Let the OBSESSION begin.

These opaque/solid decals, can be worn on natural or acrylic nails, work with regular or gel topcoat and feature all four Golden Girls (Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sofia).

In order for the decals to stand out, you need to place them against a neutral background.  Nude, white and of course black work really well.  They are a fun and easy way to spice up your manicure.  They have lasting power and are pretty quick to apply so if you are one of those people (like me) who have no patience to sit and wait while someone applies nail art then Nail Decals are perfect for you!

Whether you use them as an accent nail or a full set, nail decals are a super fun way to up your manicure game.

Golden Girls Nail Decals

Check out Nohea Nails HUGE selection of nail decals and get one of the best manicures you’ve ever had!

Nohea Nails is Located at The Gramercy 9275 W Russell Road Suite 160 Las Vegas, NV 89148 for an appointment call  (702) 985-4888

Click Below to SHOP some of my Golden Girls Finds:

Man Ray for NARS Holiday Collection

Man Ray for NARS Holiday 2017 Collection

It’s my favorite time of the year again, holiday beauty launches!

This is the time of year where everything gets a bit more shiny, a bit more glossy and oh so glamorous!

Kicking things off, NARS has launched their Holiday Collection which is inspired by the Surrealist photographer Man Ray. Not only does the new collection contain high shine lip glosses, gorgeous mini sets and the most ethereal highlighters you will ever see, but it also has gifting sets which are truly works of art. While The Color Collection and the Gifting Collection launched on October 6 in NARS Boutiques and on-line, the Gold Anita Audacious Lipstick and the Love Triangles (not shown here) will be exclusively available at Sephora starting in mid October.

Here’s a peek at some of my must-have’s from the collection:

Man Ray for NARS Blush

Man Ray for NARS The Color Collection Blush. We all know NARS is the industry leader in blush, umm hello the most well know shade EVER: Orgasm.  This season NARS delivers two amazing healthy looking colors that will immediately brighten your complexion and provide a natural looking flush: Intensely Blush (Bright Tangerine) and Fetishized Blush (Pink Grapefruit).  They blend like a dream and give just the right amount of color without being too intense.

Man Ray for NARS Duo eyeshadow

Man Ray for NARS The Color Collection Duo Eyeshadow in Montparnasse (Shimmering Gold and Iridescent Orchid).  I am a Duo eyeshadow addict.  They are perfect for smokin’ things out or creating the ultimate color combination.  I love the deep purpley brown combined with the gold.  So lux and mysterious.  Perfect for the season.

Man Ray for NARS Overexposed Glow Highlighter

Man Ray for NARS The Color Collection Over Exposed Glow Highlighter.  Come to momma.  This Highlighter gives you The Golden Touch.  Second-skin luminosity in a shade flattering for all skin tones stamped with Man Ray’s Signature lips.

Man Ray for NARS The Color Collection Photogloss Lip Lacquer.  After a few seasons of dry, dull Matte Lip trends,  Gloss is back and better than ever!  Glisten up in saturated lip shades with the highest shine around. Available in four shades (three shown above left to right: Off Limits, Muse and Zambeze).

Man Ray for NARS Gold Anita Audacious Lipstick

Man Ray for NARS Gold Anita Audacious Lipstick.  This one will be available exclusively at Sephora.  NARS has taken their best-selling Anita lipstick and packaged it in this luxe gold case.  Glides on smooth its a perfect universal shade.

Man Ray for NARS Lipstick Coffret

Man Ray for NARS The Gifting Collection Noire Et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret. I am in love with this chic gifting set which includes four mini statement shades (Lee, Dolores, Josephine and Charlotte) in this gorgeous reusable coffret.  These shades are a master’s class in wine washed lips, Merlot perfection. The perfect gift for that Beauty Junkie on your list.

Man Ray for NARS Lipstick Coffret Open

Man Ray for NARS Lipstick Coffret Colors

Man Ray for NARS Is Available at The NARS Boutique in The Forum Shops at Caesars and at NarsCosmetics.com with a few exclusive pieces available at Sephora in The Forum Shops at Caesars and Sephora.com

Fall’s Must Have Fragrance Note: Leather

Best Fall Leather Fragrance

Some of the best things about fall are the smells that come with it — smoky fires, pumpkins, cinnamon and of course, leather.

According to fragrance experts, the hottest trend for Fall 2017 in fragrance is masculine-influenced scents with notes of leather.

The sensual scent of leather makes it’s mark this season in the form of unisex fragrances providing smoothness, warmth and an animalistic quality for both him and her to share.

In the world of fragrance, leather notes are in a category all their own.

Historically, leather is one of the earliest notes in perfumery.  During the 16th century leather gloves were perfumed with oils, musk, ambergris and civet to cover the scent of the tanned hides.

Although it lands on the fragrance scale in the “woodsy” notes category, leather fragrance is unique because it doesn’t grow in a forest, garden, field or jungle which means it can’t be harvested, expelled, cold-pressed, or cultivated.

It’s a man-made note meant to mimic the smell of leather created from naturally derived notes combined with those synthesized in a lab.

Exciting, intoxicating, comforting, sensual and unique adding a leather scent to your fragrance arsenal this season is a MUST!

Stylists Tip:  Your Fall/Winter Fragrance should be bolder and stronger than your summer one so that it will be able to stand out against the layers and layers of scarves, jackets and sweaters. 

I sniffed my way through Neiman Marcus for you to gather the BEST Leather Fragrances for Fall 2017:

Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

Tom Ford Tuscan Leather. A unisex fragrance inspired by Tom Ford’s love of fine leather, this ultra-sexy scent captures the animalistic scent of leather.   With Notes of Saffron, raspberry, thyme, night-blooming jasmine, leather, black suede, and amber wood it is rich, sophisticated, mysterious and oh so Tom Ford.

Armani Prive Cuir Noir

Armani Prive Cuir Noir is inspired by the splendors of the Orient where leather is an art. Notes include sandalwood, rose, coriander, nutmeg, guaiac wood, oud, leather, vanilla and benzoin.   It is soft and elegant, and it surprises with a relatively prominent oud note.  During its long wear-time this unisex fragrance develops dramatically, from cool and distant oud-leather scent to a warm, almost gourmand vanilla-benzoin base to snuggle into.  Exotic, warm and addictive.

Atelier Gold Leather

Atelier Gold Leather. Full disclosure here, I am super biased about this brand.  Atelier is my own personal favorite fragrance line.  All of their colognes are unisex and made of the highest quality ingredients and they always have fantastic stories to represent each of their scents that really sets the mood.  “A man of such great power and charisma could have anything he asked. Despite it all, he could not have the only thing he really wanted. For the first time in his life, he had found the absolue woman and he was a better man for it. He would not let her go. Anything but that. He would trade all the gold in the world to be with her.”  Notes include: bitter orange from Seville, Indian saffron, Jamaican rum, plum, davana from India, eucalyptus from California, heart of gaiac wood from India, heart of cedarwood from Texas, leather & oud accord.  Oh my oh my so sexy and delish.  A perfect Fall scent.

Molton Brown Russian Leather

Molton Brown Russian Leather. This isn’t a fragrance you spray on, it is one you bathe in.  Fresh pine oil mingles with aged leather accord, smoky black tea and deep tobacco uplifted by fresh elemi, vetiver and spicy purple basil. It must be the pine oil combined with the leather that makes me think of being in a cabin on a snowy night in front of the fire.

Yves Saint Laurent Cuir

Yves Saint Laurent Cuir. Another Unisex scent, Cuir (which means leather in French) captures the rock ‘n’ roll aspects of leather. With guaiac wood, saffron, rum, tobacco, ginger, black tea, osmanthus and oud wood.  Yves Saint Laurent calls thier frangrance collection a “fragrance wardrobe” and this scent definitely feels like you are slipping into the chicest most bad-ass leather jacket to ever hit the runway.

All of these Must-Have Leather Fragrances are Available at Neiman Marcus.