Friday, August 18, 2017

M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM Taraji P. Henson 2

She’s back to bring VIVA GLAM even more unstoppable allure. Taraji P. Henson has built her own empire, winning over millions with her striking style, charisma and confidence. For her return to this iconic campaign, she infuses coppery brown lipstick and lipglass with gold pearl for a regal, seductive color. Thanks to Taraji, VIVA GLAM takes on a powerfully enticing new attitude.

  • VIVA GLAM Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipstick – Deep Coppery Brown with Gold Pearl (Frost) ($17 US / $21 CAD)
  • VIVA GLAM Taraji P. Henson 2 Lipglass – Bronze with Gold Pearl ($17 US / $19 CAD)

M·A·C AIDS Fund: The philanthropic arm of M·A·C Cosmetics, is a leader in the global fight against HIV and AIDS, supporting organizations in more than 96 countries and territories that are working to combat the epidemic and improve the lives of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The M·A·C AIDS Fund is supported exclusively by a consumer-based model that directs 100 percent of the selling price of VIVA GLAM Lipstick and Lipglass to help fight HIV/AIDS. To date, the Campaign has raised more than $460 million. As the largest corporate non-pharmaceutical HIV/AIDS funder, the M·A·C AIDS Fund strives to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. It focuses on highlighting the link between poverty and AIDS, and strengthening services available to underserved populations. Integrating a #MACCares initiative, the M∙A∙C family volunteers in local charities and in M∙A∙C stores globally selling VIVA GLAM. A pioneer in the HIV/AIDS arena, the M·A·C AIDS Fund has been a trailblazer for more than 20 years, funding groundbreaking and innovative programs and investing in regions and populations that are not often prioritized by other funders.

  • 1 rapid oral HIV test
  • 1 pair of school shoes for a child orphaned by AIDS
  • 1 resident at an HIV/AIDS housing organization with a new job interview outfit
  • 1 week of fresh fruit, vegetables and grocery essentials to a mother and child affected by HIV
  • 2 nights in a clean, safe place for one resident living with HIV/AIDS
  • 10 individually tailored, nutritious meals for a person affected by HIV/AIDS
  • 14 HIV tests for pregnant mothers 32 safer sex kits that include condoms, lubricant and instructions
  • 200 new syringes, which are given to injection drug users in exchange for used needles to prevent HIV infection
  • 254 condoms to prevent transmission of HIV

Every cent of the selling price of M·A·C VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipglass is donated to the M·A·C AIDS Fund. M∙A∙C VIVA GLAM Taraji P. Henson 2 is available online and in-store September 7, 2017 through February 2018.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Golden Door To Host Child Abuse Prevention Summit

Each year more than 3.6 million referrals of child abuse and neglect, that involve approximately 6.6 million children, are made to child protection agencies across the United States. According to studies by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States has one of the highest incidences of child abuse among industrialized nations with an average of four and seven children lost to abuse and neglect every day.

The Child Abuse Prevention Summit, Golden Door's first round-table forum focused on bringing about real and lasting change in society, will be a 3-day sponsored event held at Golden Door on how to stop the escalation of child abuse and neglect in America. Attendees will include leaders in the field of child abuse education and prevention as well as child advocates from the communities of business, government, medicine and academia.

"Child abuse is an on-going issue that will not go away on its own," said Kathy Van Ness, COO, Golden Door. "There is a report of child abuse every 10 seconds in the United States, and we need to determine together how to stop this from happening. Through the Golden Door Foundation, we pledge 100 percent of our net profits to support philanthropic child abuse-related causes. The Child Abuse Prevention Summit is the next step in our mission to positively change lives and to extend our responsibilities beyond our walls."

Currently, Golden Door works with The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC), San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, Palomar Health FoundationRady Children's Hospital and others to help stop child abuse and bring awareness to the cause. The Golden Door Child Abuse Summit will take place May 20–May 23, 2018, at Golden Door in San Marcos, CA. This three-day summit provides in-depth discussions and speakers on how to end child abuse. For more information visit Golden Door online.

About Golden Door: The Golden Door Foundation was founded in 2013 to show support to improving our communities, both globally and locally. Golden Door is passionate about the values and principles that we share with our beneficiary charities and believe in changing lives. We believe that responsibility extends beyond our walls.  As a show of support to those involved in making the world a more loving, more humane and more peaceful place. 100% of Golden Door profits go to help end child abuse and transform young lives.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Zendaya and Maddie Ziegler’s Beauty Looks at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards GTL

For last night’s Teen ChoiceAwards, COVERGIRL Zendaya opted to do her own makeup -- as she often does for the Red Carpet -- and we have a quick breakdown of the product’s that she used to create this 70s inspired look.

Recreate Zendaya’s TCA’s beauty look at home using the following COVERGIRL products:

  1. COVERGIRL Melting Pout Liquid Lipstick in Gel-Ful
  2. COVERGIRL Farewell Feathering Lip Liner in Clear
  3. COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Elixir Foundation in Classic Tan
  4. COVERGIRL Total Tease Mascara in Very Black
  5. COVERGIRL truNaked Eyeshadow Palette in Goldens
  6. COVERGIRL Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Black Onyx
  7. COVERGIRL Easy Breezy Brow Powder Kit in Rich Brown
 RETAILERS: Mass Worldwide

INSPIRATION: “When I saw her Asian-inspired two piece I was truly inspired to go with a simple, sleek hairstyle to have the outfit come together. Maddie’s two-piece had an elaborate design that called for a very simplistic sleek, smoothed out hairstyle.” -~ghd brand ambassador Justine Marjan


  1. To start, I prepped Maddie’s damp hair with leave in conditioner and ghd heat protectent spray.
  2. Then blew out her strands with the ghd air hairdryer and used the ghd ceramic vented radial brush size 3 to straighten her natural hair.
  3. Then, I used the ghd tail comb to create a clean middle part.
  4. I then worked my way throughout her hair using the ghd platinum styler and ghd narrow dressing brush to straighten ½ inch horizontal sections.
  5. To complete the look, I sprayed the ghd narrow dressing brush with hairspray and brushed through her stands, focusing around the part and hairline, for a super sleek frizz free finish.
PRODUCTS: 1. ghd air hairdryer, 2. ghd heat protectent spray, 3. ghd ceramic-vented radial brush size 3, 4. ghd platinum styler, and 5. ghd narrow dressing brush

RETAILERS: Sephora and ghd

Friday, August 11, 2017

World Elephant Day: How Will You Celebrate?

World Elephant Day is tomorrow, August 12th and how will you celebrate these beautiful creatures? Did you know that elephants are the planet's largest living land mammals? Elephants symbolize strength, wisdom, and intelligence -- and with good reason. Elephants, like humans, will care for one another’s babies and mourn the loss of one another. Known as Africa's Gardeners, they clear new paths in the bush and disperse seeds contributing to the ecosystem. Sadly, the threat to elephants from ivory poachers is greater than ever with an estimated 38,000 elephants killed annually for their tusks.

Before we tell you what we’re doing to celebrate one of our favorite creatures, we need to give a shout out to a brand that has a long-standing commitment to philanthropic endeavors surrounding wildlife and the environment -- Chantecaille. In 2012, Chantecaille launched its limited edition “Elephant Palette” and “Elephant Cheek Colour.”  Proceeds for these products were donated to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, who Chantecaille has partnered with in the past.

L to R "Elephant Palette" & "Elephant Cheek Colour" Currently SOLD OUT 

Chantecaille continues to strengthen its commitment to philanthropic causes each season with the launch of “cause-metics” that raise awareness for issues that need immediate attention today. The limited edition “cause-metic” palettes have been influential in educating a broader audience and engaging more people in conservation and global issues … we’ll be bringing you Chantecaille’s newest limited edition cause-metic, as well as the Fall 2017 Chantecaille Collection soon -- so stay tuned!

As for World Elephant Day we look to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The Trust works on the front line -- in the field, to protect the elephants, treat and rescue victims of the ivory trade, and educate people on the importance of these great creatures. Speaking of victims, many baby elephants become orphans due to the illegal ivory trade. One way in which you can celebrate World Elephant Day is to foster a baby elephant! That’s how we’ll be celebrating. This is, of course, not the only thing that you can do. Visit The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to learn more about these elegant creatures and what you can do to help. 

Happy World Elephant Day! ~xo Team TME

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Jane Iredale Fall 2017 Collection

We love summer, who doesn’t? But come the end of July, beginning of August we can’t wait to share some of our favorite Fall offerings from our favorite brands. And it seems that jane iredale top’s the list season after season. For Fall 2017 jane iredale has created the gorgeous Naturally Glam Collection. As Jane says, she "always falls for a little extra glam this time of year," so the collection includes rich, vibrant neutrals that provide deep, dazzling color -- wearable for day or night!

The jane iredale Fall 2017 Naturally Glam Collection features a five-color eye shadow palette with shimmering neutrals, a bubblegum pink blush with a subtle gold shimmer, and two beautiful, seasonal lip colors in apple red and port wine. Even the packaging evokes the trends for the season, with the eye shadow palette housed in a stunning rose gold compact.

Naturally Glam Eye Shadow Kit ($59) – These highly pigmented shadows are simple to blend, sensitivity-tested, and stay put for gorgeous, crease-free, long-lasting eye color. The compact is sized to fit recommended application—a generous base shade, plus perfectly sized detail shades. For added intensity, use a Hydration Spray or water with PurePressed Eye Shadow to amplify the color. Adding to the glam experience is an elegant rose gold-mirrored compact with a dual-ended applicator. 

PurePressed Blush in Clearly Pink ($30) – This is a gorgeous bubblegum pink with golden shimmer! A cheerful wash of color that creates a just-blushed look to define and highlight cheekbones. Formulated with minerals and antioxidants, non-comedogenic, and free of chemical dyes and irritating ingredients.

PureMoist Lipstick in Gwen (Apple Red $25) – Vivid pigments blend with nourishing natural oils and superfruit extracts for petal-soft lips that feel, look, and taste amazing. Moringa Oil saturates the lips with Vitamins A & C while Coffee Seed Extract infuses with even more antioxidant protection. Orange Peel Wax protects the delicate lip area while ultra-moisturizing Avocado and Sunflower Seed Oils give a luxurious conditioned and quenched feel to the lips. Organic Pomegranate and Blackberry Fruit Extracts deliver luscious flavors that stimulate the senses. 

Just Kissed Lip Plumper in Paris (Sheer Light Port Wine $25) – Top-selling Just Kissed formula delivers moisture and contributes to the appearance of a fuller lip. Tinted lip plumper with unique, time-released peptides designed to increase hydration. Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil, and Avocado Oil soften and hydrate. Essential Oils of Lemon and Tangerine help to exfoliate dead skin cells. Beeswax for antioxidant protection.

The jane iredale Fall 2017 Naturally Glam Collection launches August 2017 online at jane iredale!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summertime Scents That You Should Try

There’s been some sort of tomfoolery going on over the past few days … weather that’s attempting to have us believe that summer is gone and that autumn is here. Well, we know better. One brief respite from the dog days of August isn’t enough to convince us that there aren’t plenty of hot, humid days ahead. And if memory (and instinct) serve us correctly, that hot, humid weather is going to last well into the early fall.

You know that warm days and nights call for fresher, lighter scents that won't overpower you or those around you. No matter fruity or floral, one spritz of these fragrances will conjure up the sweet smell of summer and leave you feeling like the summer goddess (or god) that you are! So, with that in mind we thought that we would give mention to a few warmer weather scents that won’t break the beauty bank.

1.) Escada Taj Sunset ($49.99) - Exotic, juicy and summery as always, Escada Taj Sunset opens with notes of Alphonso mango, nectarine and blood orange. The heart features aquatic flowers with raspberry and pomarosa or Malay apple. The base consists of coconut, sandalwood and musk.

2.) DKNY Be Delicious ($36.99) - This is a bright, fresh and energetic fragrance, which matches a picture of a bold, but charming woman. The top features green notes, violet leaf, apple, grapefruit and magnolia. The heart brings tuberose, lily of the valley, rose and violet, while the base – sandalwood, amber and musk.

3.) Incanto Shine ($28.99) - Incanto is a fruity floral fragrance, in a colorful bottle adorned with carefree summer motives. It starts with fresh notes of pineapple, bergamot and passion fruit. Pink peony, freesia and peach are at its heart. The base consists of cedar, amber and musk.

4.) Marc Jacobs Honey ($53.99) - This buzzing fragrance energizes with the freshness of green pear and a bright splash of fruity punch and juicy mandarin. Orange blossom resides at the heart of the fragrance and mingles with the nectars of honeysuckle and peach for a note of sparkling femininity. Honey, vanilla, and smooth woods dry down to a warm, golden base.

5.) Vince Camuto Capri ($37.79)  - Capri Vince Camuto is an effervescent, floral-fruity fragrance with citrusy top notes of Violet Leaves, Juicy Pear, and Pink Grapefruit wash over a floral bouquet of Peach Blossom and Violet Flower to reveal a rich heart of Musk and Vanilla.  Like a cool Mediterranean breeze, this floral-fruity fragrance transports your senses.

6.) Tommy Bahama St. Kitts for Men ($22.39) - Refreshing and relaxing at its core, a zesty blend of Kaffir Lime, juicy Mandarin and tropical Star Fruit paired with Cedarwood, fresh Sea Salt and a Watery Accord, create an invigorating woody scent reminiscent of the sea breeze. The fragrance is rounded out with Driftwood, Ambergris and creamy Musk adding a salt swept warming effect like suntanned skin after a day in the sun.

7.) Vince Camuto Solare ($36.39) - A robust yet fresh scent profile is created by incorporating top notes of French Lavender, Juicy Mandarin, and Red Apple combined with Pimento Leaves, Wild Sage, and Cardamom and is anchored by a dry base of Sensual Musk, Tonka Leaves, Creamy Blonde Woods and Cashmere Woods.

All prices referenced are Summer 2017 special sale prices for FragranceNet.Com! Go stock up!

Friday, August 4, 2017

TME Travel Must Haves Continued

We realize how completely fortunate that we are to be able to follow our passions. And yes, travel is a major passion for all of us here at TME. As we wander, or receive a special package, as is the case with our top Summer 2017 Must Have, each member of TME will find amazing products that simply make traveling more enjoyable. Of course, we would be completely remiss to not share these luscious items with our beautiful readers. So without further ado, let’s get to the latest travel-friendly beauty essential finds!

Our first, and thus far top Summer 2017 Must Have is the ELEMIS x Misha Nonoo Luxury Travel: Essentials for Her ($104). This is a limited edition, elegant travel bag that is packed with the most essential skin care items that you’ll need no matter whether you’re headed on a long-haul flight or a weekend at the beach. Misha was born in Bahrain, lives in New York, and studied in London and Paris -- Does it get any better than a gorgeously designed bag with perfectly curated products from someone who truly knows jet setting?!? Not to mention the price is an absolute bargain!

ELEMIS x Misha Nonoo Luxury Travel: Essentials for Her – Inside:

  • Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser 
  • Balancing Lavender Toner
  • White Flowers Eye & Lip Make-Up Remover
  • Papaya Enzyme Peel
  • Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
  • Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream
  • Frangipani Monoi Body Oil

Of course, you need a little more than just skin care products when participating in summertime wanderlust. These beauty finds will not only keep you looking and feeling good while you travel, keep in mind that travel sized products are a fabulous non-committal way to try out new products without breaking the beauty bank!

  1. OGX Shampoos & Conditioners ($2.99 each) in travel size. We’ve become huge fans of this drugstore brand! OGX’s various formulas smell delicious and have amazing efficacy!
  2. When we travel, we like to travel light and L’OCCITANE Almond Shower Oil ($9.50) pulls double duty as the perfect shaving companion and body moisturizer. Don’t forget a razor! Venus Snap with Embrace Razor in Cosmo Pink ($9) is a must-have for travel, and actually for all occasions.
  3. We just discovered this bit of heaven -- Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose and Nirvana Bourbon Dry Shampoo ($14) that extends the life of your blowout, even in the summer heat!
  4. Sometimes we overdo on vacay and our hair pays the price. For strands damaged by sand and salt, Maui Moisture Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter Shampoo & Conditioner ($2.99 each) are the ultimate hair savers! 
  5. Keep hands smooth and freshly scented with L’OCCITANE Shea Butter Rose Heart Hand Cream and Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel ($12 each).

We hope that you check out, and enjoy our travel essential suggestions. And ... Have an amazing weekend wherever you go! xo ~Team TME