Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Summer Skin Care Tips For Men

Team TME is yet convinced that men understand the importance (and actual enjoyment) of “luxury” grooming, let alone the basics of skin care. That’s not to stay that men folk are stupid, we believe that it’s a simple issue of not necessarily knowing what to do. We find it quite endearing when one of our “manly-men” stop by our office, poke around in the well-stocked TME closet and shyly ask what a particular men’s grooming product is for.

There seems to be some sort of silly shame in asking (kind of like for driving directions), so Team TME has put together a few easy to understand tips … just for the guys! The cooler months can leave your skin super dry, so if you don’t currently have a skincare regimen now is as good a time as any to begin one. A skin care regimen is seriously simple and you’re going to look and feel better once you begin one. Our editor had the opportunity to interview Hollywood’s leading stuntman, Bobby Holland Hanton, who offers quick and simple skin care tips. And this comes from a guy who has an insane schedule!

TME has also interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Benabio, on several occasions, who advises that you resist the temptation to take long, hot showers. Those showers may feel fantastic while you’re in there, but they’re actually hydration stealers. Limit your shower to no more than 15 minutes and keep the temperature warm. After your shower, you need to get moisture back into your skin so, we give you permission to steal your partner’s moisturizer and lotion… until you go buy your own!

Shaving is another issue for men. You guys just tend to be hairier. Dr. Jeff advises that guys prep their skin with a pre-shave gel. Because you’re dragging a blade across the skin of your face, you want to do everything you can to prepare and soften your stubble. Also, after-shave care is super important. Follow up your shave with a soothing balm that rehydrates skin.

You only get one face, so you gotta take care of your skin. Take care to use a moisturizer that contains SPF 30 or higher, use sunscreen when you’re playing outside (even in the winter), and don’t forget that pretty pout! Use a lip balm that contains SPF 30 or higher and a crazy but effective hack is to dab lip balm on your eyelids when you’re playing sports. 

~xo Team TME! 

Monday, July 9, 2018

ELEMIS x Lily and Lionel Must-Have Skincare Travel Bag

ELEMIS has again teamed up with an amazing designer to create another stunning travel kit. This time ELEMIS collaborated with luxury British fashion house Lily and Lionel! The Lily & Lionel Luxury Travel Collection For Her is an absolute must-have for this summer. Featuring an iconic innovative print, the Elemis Lily and Lionel Women's Luxury Traveller bag just says summer travel time! Perfect for your all of your adventures, this adorable limited edition bag is packed with the skincare essentials you need to achieve beautiful skin on the go. 

“Fashion is in my blood. Lily and Lionel is actually named after my maternal grandparents, who both worked in fashion. Partnering with ELEMIS was the perfect fit, because both our brands are about integrity and authenticity. I wanted to bring the spirit of Lily and Lionel to the print design of the ELEMIS bags. I love the energy of this print. It’s both bohemian and classic. If this print were a person it would just jump off the page and start talking to you,” -Creative Director Alice Stone.

  • ELEMIS Lily and Lionel Women's Luxury Traveller ($99/Value $170)
  • Pro-Collagen Marine Cream 30ml
  • Gentle Foaming Facial Wash 30ml
  • White Flowers Eye & Lip Make-Up Remover
  • 28ml Balancing Lavender Toner 50ml
  • Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil 10ml
  • Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream 50ml
  • Frangipani Monoi Body Oil 35ml

And just in case you think that they left out the guys, nope! Alice Stone has also created the ELEMIS lemis Lily and Lionel Men's Luxury Traveller ($65/Value $103). Both additions are available online at ELEMIS.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Celebrate July 4th With These Beauty Must-Haves

Happy Summer 2018 (finally)! Oh, we know that it's arrived with full-on summer heat. However, we have you covered. Whether you’re hangin’ in the city, on the beach, or chillin’ lakeside, this July 4th make sure you celebrate in style with a few of  Team TME’s favoirte beauty essentials in patriotic colors. Yep … Celebrate July 4th with these Red, White, and Blue Beauties! Read on to the end to find out about our absolute favorite after celebration skin savers!


e.l.f. Tinted Lip Oil in Red Kiss ($6) – Jojoba, Apricot, and Vitamin E moisturize the lips for a healthy and hydrated glow from day-to-night

e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator in Mint Maniac ($3) – Prep your lips for that bold, bright look with this sweet, sugary and smoothing scrub


Derek Lam 10 Crosby Parfum Stick in Silent St. ($38) – This clean, pure scent will keep you feeling fresh, especially at your all-white summer party

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Parfum Stick in 2AM Kiss ($38) – Be irresistible this Fourth of July with an intimate burst of salty caramel and crystallized amber


Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk Collection ($8.99)  – Get hair that shines with this Aloe, Coconut Milk, Guava Oil and Mango Butter formula that provides nourishment and luscious shine

OGX Gravity-Defying & Hydration + O2 Collection ($7.99) – Perfect for a weekend full of festivities, this collection creates movement and bounce without weighing hair down


Between delivering products with assured efficacy and Golden Door’s philosophies that align with our own, is it any wonder that this spa’s skincare products have made it into the TME Vault? (And Golden Door’s Artisan Foods have made it into our picnic baskets!)  Anyway … GD has just introduced the Try Me Kit ($38) that contains TSA approved sizes of the Golden Peel-A-Way Masque, Bamboo Face Scrub, and Hydrating Cleaning Milk that are a combination guaranteed to bring life back to tired and dull skin!

NAIL ART … We bet you thought that we forgot about one of the most fun beauty projects for Independence Day. Well, nope. We didn’t. Checkout “16 Independence Day Nail Art Ideas For Patriotic Fingers,” for guaranteed July 4th Nailspiration!

Have A Safe and Amazing July 4th! ~xo Team TME

16 Independence Day Nail Art Ideas For Patriotic Fingers

Fourth of July weekend is finally here and many are enjoying an extra day off. So, before you head out to the July 4th BBQ or Fireworks, take a few moments to get some nailspiration and polish up those paws. Peruse TME's slideshow and we've taking care to link to all of the "How-Tos" so that you get get started on your favorite Independence Day mani! FYI - You can get creative with your tootsies too!

Still looking for July 4th nailspiration? Or do you just love amazing nail art ideas? Check out “The Makeup Examiner’s Top Five Nail Art Blogs” and you’re sure to find amazing creativity! 

From Team TME - Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! 

July 4th Beauty Inspiration with Chantecaille

With July 4th celebrations not too far off, Team TME wanted to share a little American pride, via a beauty look as bold as the fireworks. Chantecaille sent over an easy to do look that’s beautiful and bold in Red, White and Blue! Team TME would like to give a shout out to our Canadian readers … Happy Canada Day! And to our French readers … Bastille Day is just around the corner on July 14. So, with our two countries sharing the same colors you can keep this look in mind for your celebration!


Set off fireworks with a red lip. Smooth Lip Stick in Poppy ($36) onto your pout for a creamy, pigmented pop of color that will last all day at the beach, the pool or your friend’s BBQ. The formula is enriched with Vitamins A and C for moisture plus an SPF 6-8 for extra protection.


An ideal oil-free, lightweight moisturizer for a day in the sun, Water Flower Fluid ($72) is a hydrating and brightening white fluid that is loaded with Vitamin C and is especially designed for younger skin. It can be used in warmer, more humid climates and on all skin types. Apply before heading outside after cleansing your face to create a base for your American Beauty look.

Essential after a day out in the sun, the Jasmine and Lily Healing Mask ($82) is an ideal first aid for sunburned or wind chapped skin. This luxurious white cooling and hydrating mask soothes, brightens and hydrates dry and irritated skin and doubles as a sleep-in night cream to be used for maximum results.


Incorporate blue into your look with a modern, defined eye. Use the easy to apply 24 Hour Waterproof Liner in Sapphire ($26) across the top lash line for an eye-enhancing pop with lasting definition. Waterproof pigments protect against rain, shine and humidity for up to 24 hours - ideal for all day wear. Next, apply Opal Lasting Eye Shade ($26) to the lid and Lapis Lasting Eye Shade ($26) to the outer corners. The texture of these shadows is uniquely ultra-fine which allows them to never fade, crease or run.

Chantecaille products are available at select retail locations such as Barney’s New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Space NK, select Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and Nordstrom Locations and online at Chantecaille!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer's Hottest Fragrances

The summer heat might be in full effect for the next 10 days, but don’t let that stop you from smelling your best! We’ve found a few amazing scents that will absolutely keep you feeling fresh all through those long summer days -- and nights -- no matter what adventures you have on tap this season. 

For An Instagram Worthy Road Trip:
Proenza Schouler Arizona ($100) - Inspired by nature, this scent includes an innovative floral accord of white cactus flower never before used in perfumery combined with a creamy orris will ignite your adventurous side.

For A Romantic Date Night: 
Cartier La Panthère Eau deToilette ($120) - A floral fragrance with feline notes, illuminated with gardenia, a lively flower peppered with chypre and velvety nuances will have you feeling perfectly poised and beautiful.

For The Concert of a Lifetime:
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Nectar ($120) - The delicate floral foundation of the Flowerbomb family is blended with an explosive gunpowder accord imparting a unique, impactful impression and trail of smoky and metallic notes.

All fragrances are available at fine retail locations and you know that it is definitely time to change up your scent! 

Thursday, June 28, 2018

KIERIN NYC Launches New Perfume Collection

KIERIN NYC announced today its collaboration with perfumer, Mathieu Nardin, known for combining traditional techniques and materials with new innovations. The result is KIERIN NYC's new premium collection of fragrances, artfully crafted collages of scents with signature vibes and this comes just in time to switch up your fragrances for the summer season!

Mathieu, also the creator of Nectar for Commodity and Iris de Champs for Houbigant, masterfully encapsulates the art of storytelling with great, olfactive quality in the new KIERIN NYC's collection:

  • Highline Flirt- fresh and magnetic with a blend of woody, floral and green.
  • Nolita Noir- spicy and hypnotic with a harmony of chypre, floral and gourmand.
  • Santal Park- woody and intimate with a refreshing hint of spice and mystery.
  • Sunday Brunch- citrusy and cheerful with just the right touch of floral.

KIERIN NYC perfumes are clean and conscious, vegan, cruelty-free, free of skin allergens, parabens, phtalates, hypo-allergenic, using sustainable materials, no chemical stabilizers and made in the USA. Each scent is $78 and can be found on the KIERIN NYC website.