Showing posts with label Elizabeth Arden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elizabeth Arden. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Holiday Travel Gear: The 2018 Beauty Must-Haves


Oh, it's on .... the crazy travel of the Holiday Season is here! There's no doubt that we love the holiday season. Maybe it’s because we know that parties are in abundance, or perhaps it’s the thought (and sigh of relief) that soon we'll be spending a week in January with our toes in the sand -- far, far away from the cold! Most likely it’s a lovely combination. However before we get to jet off to parts unknown, Team TME has to share the beauty must-haves for traveling with ease this holiday season.

Traveling is essentially second nature to us, although it hasn’t always been so. When we sat down to really think about traveling during the holidays, it was a chat filled with memories of “OMG” moments, a lot of laughs and the realization that we need our creature comforts! Read on for Team TME’s must-haves that will have you arriving in style and looking beautiful all season long.





Elizabeth Arden SPARKLE ON HOLIDAY COLLECTION ($67), which includes: Superstart Skin Renewal Booster, Pink/Purple Eye Shadow Compact, Glam Eye Shadow Compact, Elizabeth Arden Blush Compact, 2 Full Size Lip Glosses, Full Size Grand Entrance Mascara, Elizabeth Arden Eye Pencil, 4 Elizabeth Arden lipsticks and comes in a Sparkle On Holiday Collection Custom Case.



So, what else will you need? … ECRU New York’s Travel Hair Dryer ($108.75) with patented Japanese ion technology, your hair dries hair from the inside out to infuse it with moisture, restoring luster and reducing frizz and flyaways. This hair dryer offers dual voltage to adjust drying power to meet European and American requirements and is compact. If you want to have pretty holiday hair, we say go with ECRU New York Luxe Treatment Travel & Trial Set ($22), which contains portable sizes of ECRU New York Luxe Treatment Shampoo, Protective Silk Conditioner, and Sunlight Finishing Spray MAX all come packaged in a convenient travel bag, ensuring that your hair will be the ultimate fashion accessory wherever you go … all TSA approved.



You can’t forget skincare… even on the go! 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 and make a fab hostess/host gift!)  Anyway … since we discovered the Try Me Kit ($38) it has become a staple and 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!




You also probably don’t want to forgo shaving … A gadget that we discovered many summers ago is the Venus Snap Razor ($12.99) and we do not go anywhere without it. This mini razor allows for instant smoothness on the go! With five curve-hugging blades and a portable compact, you’ll be ready for anything, anytime, anywhere.



Don’t forget fragrance and if you’re looking for something new, check out TME’s Fragrance Section. On the subject of scent … we’re going where many have gone before … but most feel uncomfortable talking about. While we were swapping “war” stories, the subject of bathroom time came up -- more specifically the potty and the lingering scents left behind. We had a recent experience when attending a get-together at Yvonne’s house when a guest had emerged from the powder room reeking of air freshener. The powder room is not exactly around the corner in Yvonne’s home and all could smell … uh … let’s just say we could smell whatever had occurred in the powder room from three rooms over. What happens in the bathroom needs to stay in the bathroom -- for all parties concerned. Enter The Porcelain Company.

Designed by an organic chemist, Porcelain ($12.95 - Travel Bottle) is formulated to create an odor barrier between you and the toilet water, while actively reacting with and neutralizing the volatile gases in the water. A spritz is all you need. Made in the USA and available in five scents -- Belle, Day in the Country, Game Day, Simpatico and Teal -- don’t leave home without it! Porcelain is also available gifts sets for at home use and currently offering Free Shipping with the code: SCIENCE.

So, we’re just about packed and ready for a long weekend with friends and family. From our family here at TME to yours … xo Happy Thanksgiving! 


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster Review


Elizabeth Arden launched its SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster Fall 2016 and with these types of products, we tend to take our time when gauging the efficacy. Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster is one of a growing number of products on the market that’s aimed to boost our skin’s ability to defend and repair itself. It’s a great concept, but not a new one and that’s perfectly fine. We’ve reviewed a lot of skin care products over the years and as the years have passed, we’ve become fair more particular about what we put on our faces.

SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster is a sheer, water-based formula that’s suitable for all skin types -- including acne-prone skin. The product is housed in an insanely well-designed and attractive glossy pump bottle that neatly dispenses the product. SUPERSTART is packed with skin-loving ingredients like caprylic/capric triglyceride, oligosaccharides, ceramides, and cholesterol -- all of which are excellent for repairing and replenishing the skin. Good stuff in our book, but for some there is a serious downside.



SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster contains fragrance. So many people have had a lot of negative things to say about the fragrance and we get it. Not everyone wants scented skin care and fragrance can be an irritant to sensitive skin. This actually wasn’t a deal breaker for us. While many here at TME prefer fresh and natural scents in our skin care, the SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster only seemed to bother one of us.

Our opinion of Elizabeth Arden's SUPERSTAR Skin Renewal Booster ($95 – 1.7 FL. OZ.): It’s a sheer and lightweight booster that layers very well with other products and contains ingredients that are perfect for barrier and repair. The packaging is superior, as its design ensures a containment free product, plus the packaging looks good.

Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster is available online at Elizabeth Arden and select retail locations around the globe.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 People’s Choice Awards Claire Danes and Lea Michele Get The Look


The 2016 Awards Season kicked off last night, Jan. 6 with the People’s Choice Awards and TME has the how-tos for two stunning stars. Straight from Celebrity Makeup Artist, Matin, we have PCA Winner Claire Danes’ look, as well as Lea Michele’s look created by Celebrity Stylist John D.


Claire Danes 2016 People’s Choice Awards Get The Look:

Skin Prep - To prep, I used Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster and Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum on face and neck to keep skin dewy.

Complexion - To create a smooth canvas, I applied Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer followed by Flawless Finish Sponge–On Cream Makeup in Vanilla to the her entire face, working outwards. Next, I dabbed a bit of Ceramide Cream Blush in Pink to the apples of your cheeks for a slight flush.

Eyes - For a subtle eye, I brushed Beautiful Color Eyeshadow Duo in Café Au Lait across the lid to the inner eye. I used Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Truffle along the lash line, instead of traditional eyeliner, to add warmth and definition. Next, I applied Beautiful Color Precision Glide Eyeliner in Black Velvet as dots between individual top lashes for a fuller lash look, and finish with Grand Entrance Mascara.

Lips - To complete Claire’s look, I prepped her lips with Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm and applied Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Power Red, for a bold and beautiful pop of color.



Lea Michele 2016 People’s Choice Awards Get The Look:

This Hollywood sweetheart stunned on the red carpet last night before presenting at People’s Choice Awards. Celebrity Stylist John D. opted for a fun, textured knot to avoid upstaging her intricately beaded black Elie Saab cocktail dress.

“We wanted to stay away from overdoing this look, while keeping in mind the major storm that is currently covering Los Angeles, so we kept the overall vibe fresh and cool.” – John D.

Step 1: Prep clean, towel-dried hair by running a dollop TRESemmé Climate Control Mousse from roots to ends to add light hold and keep the elements out.

Step 2. Blow dry hair using a large round brush to help smooth lengths and give lift at the root.

Step 3. Gather hair at the back of the head and secure ponytail with an elastic, making sure that roots aren’t pulled back too tight. Then, split the ponytail into two sections and tie sections into loose knots. Wrap knots around ponytail to create an intricate bun and fasten all around with bobby pins.

Step 4. Finish the look by spraying TRESemmé Climate Control Hair Spray all over for a frizz-free, strong hold.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Carrie Fisher ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Premiere Get The Look


The Los Angeles premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took place last night, Monday Dec. 14 and stars from the original series including Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher joined newcomers including John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. There were plenty of other celebs in attendance including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who turned up in green face paint and Yoda ears – we are working to acquire Joseph’s “Get The Look”. :) But for now, hopefully TME readers will be pleased with the stunning and timeless look for Carrie Fisher. 

“Today is the largest film release and red carpet in Los Angeles. I wanted to create a look that is iconic but accessible. It’s believable beauty; a look that enhances but still has a unique glow,” Celebrity Makeup Artist Jeffrey Paul

Carrie Fisher Get The Look:

SKIN PREP:
  • To prep the skin, I used Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging + Intensive Repair Daily Serum for a smooth, hydrated canvas

COMPLEXION:
  • To create a dewy glow, I mixed a drop of Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Aging Moisture Cream with Flawless Finish Sponge–On Cream Makeup in Perfect Beige and applied it to her whole face, working outwards.
  • Cheeks are contoured and flushed with Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Radiance Blush in Terrarose.

EYES:
  • I used the same foundation to prime her eyelids. I started with Beautiful Color Eyeshadow in Blonde as a base and layered Beautiful Color Eyeshadow Duo in Café Au Lait in the crease for an ombré effect.
  • To play off of her eye color, I used Beautiful Color Smoky Eyes Pencil in Midnight along the lash line. Next, I applied two coats of Beautiful Color Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black for definition.

LIPS:
  • I chose two lip liners to help ensure lasting color throughout the night. Starting at the cupid’s bow, I filled in lips with Beautiful Color Precision Glide Liner in Bare to add fullness, and then I lined the lips again with liner in Plum Wine to contour and define.
  • To finish, I dabbed on Beautiful Color Moisturizing Matte Lipstick in Raspberry for a gorgeous pop of color.

The long-awaited sequel to Star Wars hits theaters on Dec. 18 and we are super excited! As for Carrie’s look, all products are available at Elizabeth Arden.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fall Back Into Beauty Fall 2015 Beauty Must Haves




Summer 2015 was definitely one for the history books. But with Fall 2015 officially beginning today, September 23, it’s time to say goodbye to the beach and hello to all of the stunning fall hues! Did you notice that all things “Pumpkin Spice” have remerged? Yum! So kicking into high-gear, again, Team TME went on an expedition to find the go-to, must-have beauty products that will get you ready for the cooler weather ahead … and do so in style.



Hair Care: Rejuvenating our locks after fun in the sun, and managing our hair, can be quite the endeavor as the weather cools down. PHYTO Phytokératine Repairing Shampoo ($22) and PHYTO Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Mask ($59) are full of amazingly restorative and nourishing fabulousness for your locks, but do not contain Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates. To keep those locks locked, we’re loving ECRU NY Silk Texturizing Balm ($28), Volumizing Silk Mist ($24) and Sunlight Finishing Spray MAX ($22.95) PHYTO and ECRU NY are cruelty-free!



Skin Care: Fess up … you still don’t have a solid skincare regimen! Okay, we’re not pointing any fingers – who are we to judge? We just want you to know that your skin will be with you for your entire life and eventually even the best of concealers will not be able to hid years of neglect. For Fall 2015, Team TME is very into Davines, Tata Harper Skin Care and Peter Lamas.

For an all over body rejuvenation, we pick Davines OI Body Wash ($25) and Tata Harper Smooth Body Scrub ($58). Out of the shower, our pick is Tata Harper Fortifying Body Lotion ($68).

Of course you can’t ignore your face! Begin and end your day with Peter Lamas Detoxifying Citrus C Cleanser ($24). Peter Lamas Nourishing Buriti Oil Moisturizer ($36) and once-per-week Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub ($28). Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum ($185), Tata Harper Be Fierce Lip Care ($24) and Tata Harper Rejuvenating Hand Cream ($48) are absolute must-haves for fall and WINTER 2015!

Now that you have your hair, body, and face all prepped you need the hot products for Fall 2015! Oh, and these will take you through Winter 2015 too!

Cosmetics: Out with old, in with the new and we’ve found a few new products that you should check out this season. Speaking of out with the old, now is a perfect time to do Fall cleaning and discard that old makeup!



We absolutely fell in love with jane iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener ($48) a while ago and Team TME isn’t changing up for the season. Smooth Affair has anti-aging properties that even skin tone, minimize the appearance of pores and increase luminosity. Plus, it’s the best primer that we’ve found thus far.

Moving on to foundation, we’re really liking CoverGirl Outlast Stay Luminous Natural Glow Foundation ($11.30 – available in 5 shades) and worn by the stunning Sofia Vergara at Sunday night’s Emmys!

Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint ($35 – available in six shades) does double-duty when you’re trying to get out the door and this new product is 100% natural & nontoxic Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint delivers a more modern beauty experience, by combining lush natural pigments with the latest in anti-aging skincare technology.



NARS Pro Palettes are the first offering in a line of products designed with the professional makeup artist community in mind, but that doesn’t have to stop you from grabbing one! With two size options of the NARSPro Palettes (Large Palette, $18 and Small Palette, $14) and over 64 refill shades ($18 - $27 each), the opportunity to mix and match different shades of eyeshadows, blushes, bronzer, and pressed powders is endless.

More for the eyes … Mirabella Beauty just launched its Jewel Thief Collection and you’ll want to grab their Eye Palettes ($48 each) in Lavender Larceny and Diamond Deceit, as well as a Mirabella Velvet Lip Pencil in Wanted ($25).

Beauty ADDICTS offers up a few Fall Musts Haves starting with Effortless Eyes Eyeliner ($17.50 - Five custom shades) that are made from vegetable waxes, which provide a long-lasting wear.  Also From Beauty ADDICTS is Show Off Mascara ($22). This mascara rocks! With its unique formula you get volume, length and curl with Argan Oil to condition and protect. The curved brush hugs the natural eye shape to coat every lash while fanning and feathering. No clumps, no flakes, no smudges! Comes off effortlessly with a gentle cleanser.



As for lips, red is out and brown is in. Yeah, we never thought that we’d write that. However, it’s true. Brown has been the overlooked color and it is smokin’ hot for Fall and Winter! TME shared this new trend in “Celebrity Beauty Alert For Fall 2015,” which you can work with Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Color Moisturizing Matte Lipstick in Chocolate ($25), Almay’s Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick in Nude-Medium ($6.99), or Revlon’s Ultra HD Lipstick in HD Snapdragon ($8.99).



You will, of course, need a few tools for which to apply your makeup. There probably aren’t too many makeup brushes that we haven’t seen and tried. So, you’ll have to trust us when we tell you that you’ll want to invest in Artis brushes. Artis brushes are made exclusively with CosmeFibre, a revolutionary engineered fibre made for applying cosmetic and makeup products that is 100% cruelty-free. The brushes are packaged in a beautiful velvet gift box with satin lining, and close using a flap with magnetic closure. The inner tray is removable so the box can be repurposed. The Artis Fluenta Collection can be purchased individually or in sets of 3 ($105), 5 ($190) or 9 ($400).

Looking for a new fragrance for Fall? Check out TME’s fragrance section, that includes our exclusive Fragrance Of The Month thorough reviews! Stop back ‘cause we are far from finished with Fall! 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Elizabeth Arden Launches New Fragrance And Redemption




Admittedly, we were beginning to become anti-fans of Elizabeth Arden fragrances. While we’ve remained completely enchanted with Elizabeth Arden’s cosmetics offerings such as its Sunkissed Pearls Limited Edition Color Collection, the same cannot be said for the brand’s scents, which have brought to mind descriptives like boring, passé and well … cheap … as in drugstore perfume cheap. But like the cycle of life things change and Elizabeth Arden Always Red -- released July 2015 -- may just have brought redemption with Team TME.

Elizabeth Arden Always Red ($69 – 3.3 fl oz) celebrates boldly living out loud and making your own rules. With an Oriental Floral theme, Elizabeth Arden Always Red opens with a blend of blood orange, red plum and passion fruit. As the composition evolves, a textured heart of jasmine sambac, pink freesia and velvet rose petals evoke bold femininity. Drydown brings a sensually inviting rapturous blend of Mahogany and amber. We aren’t sure where the praline comes in, but we thoroughly enjoyed this perfume.

Elizabeth Arden Always Red Notes ~
  • Top: Red Plum, Blood Orange, Passion Fruit
  • Mid: Jasmine Sambac, Rose Petals, Pink Freesia
  • Base: Mahogany Woods, Red Amber, Praline

We see so many bottles of fragrance that it is seriously difficult to impress us and while we aren’t screaming, “must have the bottle ‘cause it rocks,” the bottle is worth noting with its gradation from black to red and onyx-inspired topper. Elizabeth Arden Always Red is a nice perfume for cooler months and definitely gives the brand redemption.

  • Seasons: Cooler Months
  • Sillage: 3 - Moderate
  • Longevity: 4 - Long Lasting
  • Bottling - 4

Elizabeth Arden Always Red is currently available online at Elizabeth Arden and Elizabeth Arden counters nationwide.




Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sunkissed Pearls Limited Edition Collection and How-To With Rebecca Restrepo



Inspired by the lustrous colors of pearls, Elizabeth Arden is excited to introduce the new Sunkissed Pearls Limited Edition Color Collection for Spring/Summer 2015. This collection combines subtle, iridescent tints with deep, mysterious tones from the sea.

Cheeks are sculpted with the perfect bronzing and highlighting duo in golden neutrals and soft pink hues. A wash of blue, bronze, and pink opalescent color gives eyes a gleaming, radiant appearance, while a sleek gel liner completes the stunning eye look.  Lips are glazed with pink, coral, and berry shades reflective of a summer sunset. The Sunkissed Pearls Limited Edition Color Collection is encased in sleek white pearl packaging and features decorative seashell accents.

“Elizabeth Arden’s new Sunkissed Pearls Collection embodies the effortless glow that all women want to achieve with their makeup,” says Rebecca Restrepo, Elizabeth Arden Global Makeup Artist.  “Contouring is the beauty trend of the moment, so I designed the new bronzer and highlighter duo to make the look easy and beautiful. The pearlescent shadows and juicy lip colors give the face an all over gorgeous and luminous look.”

Sunkissed Pearls Limited Edition Color Collection:


Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Highlighter ($39.50) - This bronzing powder and highlighter duo instantly gives a sun-kissed, contoured glow to the complexion.  The compact includes two bronzing shades and one highlighting shade, which are formulated with skin perfecting ingredients to protect and illuminate skin. Sunkissed Pearls Bronzer and Highlighter is packaged in a pearl white compact with a window and includes a metallic silver half-moon brush for easy application. Shades: Warm Pearl (Light/Medium), Deep Pearl (Medium/Deep)

“The bronzer and highlighter compact can be used in a multitude of ways. It can be used by blending all 3 colors together for a soft, glowing, bronzed look. Each shade can also be used separately – The darker shade as a contour color, the lighter shade as a color enhancer and the shimmer as a highlighter.” -Rebecca


Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylo ($21) - A high-pigment cream eye shadow stick glides effortlessly onto eyelids for beautiful, buildable color that lasts. These stylos feature longwearing, color-enriched pigments in opalescent shades of blue, bronze, and light pink. Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylo includes a built-in sharpener. Shades: Bronze Pearl, Fresh Water Pearl, Blue Pearl

“Apply the Cream Eye Shadow all over the lid and blend with a fluffy eye shadow brush for a beautiful, iridescent wash of color.  Draw a line on the lower lash line and blend with a short, stiff brush to further define eyes and achieve a smoky effect.” -Rebecca


Sunkissed Pearls Gel Eye Liner ($23) - A highly pigmented gel eyeliner in sleek black, perfect to complete any eye look. Rich with emollients and natural oils, this liner glides on with ease to enhance and define eyes. Sunkissed Pearls Gel Eye Liner is encased in a glass pot with a small angled eyeliner brush for precise application.  Shades: Deep Sea Pearl 01

“The gel liner is a great tool because it offers a creamy, modern finish to the eye. It’s very easy to use and doesn’t move around on the lid. It’s not only a great liner, but can be used as an eye shadow, as well. Once the gel liner has set, you’re ready for the day and even into the night.” -Rebecca


Sunkissed Pearls Lip Gloss Trio ($24) - Moisture-rich lip-glosses in three mouth-watering shades give lips longwearing, beautiful color and shine. In pink, coral, and berry hues, these glosses finish any summer beauty look while softening and conditioning the lips to deliver a fuller looking pout. Shades: Pink Pearl, Coral Pearl, Berry Pearl

“These lip glosses can be used just as they come. They are full of beautiful, fun pigment with easy tube application. They can also always be used in combination with lipstick and/or lip liner for more of an impact.” -Rebecca

Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Color Collection 2015 is currently available online at Elizabeth Arden and select retail locations nationwide!



Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Elizabeth Arden Signs Karlina Caune As Brand Ambassador



Elizabeth Arden announced today, Dec 2 that it has signed an exclusive agreement with supermodel Karlina Caune. Named Brand Ambassador, Karlina will appear in the brand's advertising global campaigns, marketing programs and public relations events.  Caune will also be an active participant in Elizabeth Arden's digital and social media platforms.

"The modern Elizabeth Arden woman is a passionate, multi-cultural individual who leads an active professional lifestyle," says Scott Beattie, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Arden, Inc.  "In Karlina Caune, we have found a beautiful and intelligent young woman who embodies the ideals of the Arden brand."

Based in New York, the Latvian born model is one of the most coveted faces in beauty and fashion.  Caune has graced the pages of fashion magazines globally and walked the runway for the world's top fashion brands. 

"I am honored to join this iconic brand. Not only have I always loved the products, but Elizabeth Arden as well," says Karlina Caune.  "She was a woman ahead of her time and her philosophy about embracing women's natural beauty is inspiring to me. I'm excited to join this community that supports strong, confident women."

Caune will appear in Elizabeth Arden advertising campaigns beginning in Spring/Summer 2015.