Showing posts with label Gabriel Cosmetics. Show all posts
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Friday, July 19, 2019

Four Summer Beauty Essentials You Need Right Now



Summer is in full swing and we have found four beauties to keep your hair, body, face, and lips looking beautiful! Yes, you'll want to try them this weekend and yes, each is going to become an essential in your summer beauty regimen. 



For Your Body - The MOST Luxurious SPF on the market... Blue Lagoon Iceland Hydrating Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($82) – formulated with the Blue Lagoon's unique, mineral-rich geothermal seawater – protects and moisturizes, giving your skin renewed vitality with ingredients like Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder.



For Your Hair - Don’t FRIZZ out! RICH Haircare has you covered with their Pure Luxury Argan De-Frizz & Shine Mist. It quickly moisturizes hair, reduces frizz, adds shine and protects against heat and UV damage! Can be used on wet or dry hair.



For Your Face - Feel the Mist of the Sea with Gabriel Cosmetics Sea Mineral Hydra Mist ($13.50). The perfect replenisher for “tired” skin. This versatile product can be used throughout the day to refresh and hydrate your entire body. And, it's vegan!



For Your Lips - W!NK Lip Scrub and Balm Duo ($48) is  a luxurious formula that can be used daily. Sugar crystals are paired with natural humectants to gently buff and revive skin. The balm's natural oils (apricot kernel, avocado + sweet almond) nourish, moisturize, brighten, and tone with 25 mg CBD.

Have A Beautiful Weekend! xo TME




Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Celebrate July 4th With These Beauty Must-Haves


Happy Summer 2019! 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!




PATRIOTIC LIPS

Bring on the fireworks with these fiery hues from Gabriel Cosmetics! We love any excuse to rock a bold scarlet lip color, and 4th of July festivities are the perfect occasion.

Pomegranate: This deep red crème is the classic shade your lipstick wardrobe needs, Enriched with nourishing Ingredients this exquisite long lasting formula provides natural, luxuriant lip color with all-day or night hydration. 
Nectar is a bronzed berry with a warm shimmer that is perfect for any Independence Day celebration! Plus, the Gluten-Free moisture rich formula helps to protect lips while adding brilliant shine for a burst of sheer color to your lips.





FRAGRANCE FIRECRACKERS

Derek Lam 10 Crosby Parfum Stick in Silent St. – 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 – Be irresistible this Fourth of July with an intimate burst of salty caramel and crystallized amber




CELEBRATE YOUR STRANDS

Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk Collection  – 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 – Perfect for a weekend full of festivities, this collection creates movement and bounce without weighing hair down




SKIN SAVERS

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 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


Monday, February 4, 2019

Recovery For Your Beauty Routine




Woohoo it's going to be 50 degrees today, breakout that bikini baby! Hmmm... thinking about that for a moment, you may want to hold off and take care of your skin. After the arctic blast from the polar vortex, our hair and skin might be left a little worse for the wear. But we have some recovery products that will have your skin and hair looking absolutely stunning.



BANISH THE HAT HAIR: As you probably quickly realized last week, suffering in the name of good hair is just not worth it. After donning a beanie and dealing with flat, hat hair you can give those locks a makeover and be prepared for the next polar vortex! We have come to swear by the VOLOOM Volumizing Iron ($129.99). Hats are no match for the damage-free, locked-in volume you can achieve. The secret is in the patented plates – which gently build lasting structure into the under-layers of the hair, lifting the top layers up and away from the scalp. In only a few minutes (and without damage) hair is volumized and ready to brave the cold... or whatever life swings your way.



TLC, tender loving conditioner: You’ve battled hat hair, but all that cold air and dry heat has done major damage to your locks. Treat it to a little TLC, without any of the hassle. Because The évolis Professional Treatment Mask ($40) dries to a candy like hard shell when applied to dry hair, you can leave it on overnight without fear of it ruining your silk pillowcase. When you wake up, rinse out for hair that is smooth as silk with improved texture, manageability and shine thanks to ingredients like Baobab, Rosa Multiflora and Sanguidorba Officinalis.



WARM UP Your Beauty Routine: Channel warm weather vibes with these NEW spring beauty launches from Gabriel Cosmetics and Zuzu Luxe! Gabriel Cosmetics and Zuzu Luxe have created a line of professional-quality products that are not only cruelty-free, but also vegan, all-natural and gluten-free!

1.  Zuzu Luxe Mineral Highlighter ($30) – a perfect dupe for “Champagne Pop” with a cleaner, greener formula. This long-wear, mineral powder highlighter with luminescent pigments create a lit-from-within glow and its creamy texture blends easily to the cheekbones, brow bone or wherever else you apply it.

2.  Gabriel Cosmetics Classic Palette II ($27.50) – An update on the original GC “do-it-all” eyeshadow collection, these 4 shades of taupes and browns are expertly paired to create a multitude of looks with just one palette. Richly pigmented with excellent color payoff and no fallout, these shadows contain nourishing ingredients like, Sea Fennel Extract, Jojoba Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide (a natural sun protectant!), and Koalin (built-in primer!). Gabriel Cosmetics Daydream Palette ($27.50) – Same benefits as the Classic II Palette but inspired by the serenity and beauty of nature’s elements and in four dreamy, fairylike shades.

3.  Gabriel Cosmetics Ephemeral Beauty Nail Collection ($8.50 individually, $24.50 as a set) – Five shades of 10-Free polishes in various finishes: Rose Quartz, Wave (lavender), Breeze (pale blue), Cactus (jade green) and Moonstone (holographic shimmer).

4.  Gabriel Cosmetics Soft Berry Lipstick ($18) – Based off the brand’s top-selling Soft Berry Lipgloss, this muted-purple/pink shade is flattering on all literally everyone. The creamy, long-lasting formula contains sea fennel extract, jojoba seed oil and sesame seed oil to lock in hydration and keep your lips oh-so-kissable.





Tuesday, December 11, 2018

5 Easy Beauty Picks For Pantone Color of the Year




By now, you’ve probably heard that the Pantone Color Institute has  determined the color of the year for 2019 to be Living Coral. What is Living Coral you ask? If you look online, you’re going to find this hue described as a sort of pinky peachy red orange… actually it’s a hue that’s open to a little interpretation. However the hue can best be described as the natural pigmentation of healthy ocean coral.

We love what seems to be a bit of symbolism here, as not a days goes by sans a headline about climate change and the associated destruction of reefs worldwide. So we have an entire year to reflect on that issue and hopefully take action to improve the situation -- we digress. Looking at this hue, it’s easily incorporated into home décor, wardrobe and best of all… MAKEUP! Below are a few of our vegan, gluten-free and all-natural picks from Gabriel Cosmetics & ZuZu Luxe to help you incorporate “Living Coral” into your everyday look.



Gabriel Lipstick in Coral ($17.60): Enriched with nourishing Ingredients this exquisite long lasting formula provides natural, luxuriant lip color with all-day or night hydration.



ZuZu Luxe Blush in Sunset ($22.60): Sunset ids a rich apricot hue with warm shimmer and the formulas is silky that blends perfectly over skin to provide lasting color and a radiant glow.



ZuZu Luxe Eco Palette Refill Pan in Graffiti ($11): This hue is a vibrant peach with golden shimmer!




Zuzu Luxe Lip Gloss in Luscious ($18.15): This is a soft shimmer hue that is long-lasting glosses give your lips an ultra-glossy, sheer pop of color while keeping your lips soft and supple.



Gabriel Nail Polish in Forbidden Fruit ($8.50): As a color authority for natural, non-toxic nail polish, it’s a super easy brand to turn. This formula is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, non-toxic and 10-Free. Formulated without: formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, fragrances, phthalates and animal ingredients.

Hopefully, we’ve given you a little inspiration to try this hue. If you’re interested in the learning about the living inspiration of this stunning hue, check out the article “Ways You Can Help The Great Barrier Reef,” by Jilara Kuch.  



Friday, April 21, 2017

Top Eco-Chic Beauty Products For Earth Day and Everyday


Each year since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated on April 22. An early Happy Earth Day to you! No one at The Makeup Examiner is going to tell anyone how to live his or her life, but we are going to share a little bit of our founder’s story. Yvonne was raised in an eco-conscious household by an --across the board-- activist mother. She shared with us that she’d always taken for granted that other people lived the same way that she did. Entering her teenage years, she had zero interest in the things that her mother taught her and became very interested in big business. 

Fast forward to eight years ago when she left a position as a CEO and decided to become a freelance writer. Wanting to give a voice to the voiceless, Yvonne focused on women’s issues. The media outlet that gave her a steady gig had asked if she’d wanted a beauty column. As she tells it, “I thought, ‘Yeah, like a hole in the head,’ but I took the gig anyway and hit the ground running. Six years later, I have been privy to a unique view of the beauty industry and have worked with so many amazing and wonderful people. This journey has taught me more than I could have imaged to learn about sustainably, the environment and how to tell the difference between a true eco-friendly product and a brand that is just straight up greenwashing.” Sustainable, organic, and fair trade are the issues that we hold close to our hearts and in celebration of Earth Day, Team TME has chosen a few of our favorite eco-friendly brands! Oops, we almost forgot that each of the brands listed are also cruelty-free!


COSMETICS:

Chantecaille - Chantecaille Beauté launched its brand with the philosophy of making women feel beautiful and beautifully making a commitment to the environment through responsible practices and philanthropic endeavors. Chantecaille’s philosophies haven’t changed, and we’ve yet to try a Chantecaille product that we don’t love. Non-GMO Too!

Rouge Bunny Rouge (RBR) – Pretty much still in the Indie category, Rouge Bunny Rouge is quickly becoming a favorite by all. With enchanting (and minimal) recyclable packing, Rouge Bunny Rouge has us hopping for more!

jane iredale - The Makeup Examiner Team chose jane iredale, as the brand’s Hydration Sprays have earned ECOCERT’s Natural and Organic Cosmetics certification. In conjunction with earning the aforementioned award from ECOCERT, jane iredale products are made without harsh chemical dyes, talc, parabens, formaldehyde, heavy metals or synthetic preservatives.


NAILS:

Gabriel Cosmetics – Offering a plethora of colors, Gabriel Nail Polishes are both eco-friendly and “5-free.” Plus, the brand is completely committed to sustainable practices.




HAIRCARE:

Davines - Davines is a cruelty free, organic and sustainable brand that belongs to 1% For the Planet! There isn’t much more to elaborate upon other then to say that each product we’ve tried from this Italian brand is exceptional.

Pureology – Understanding the importance of water conservation, Pureology has taken conservation measures that include designing shampoo and conditioner packaging that use 39 percent less water during the manufacturing process, utilizes 100 percent recyclable packaging made of 50 percent post-consumer recycled materials, uses 100 percent vegan ingredients, and ultimately saves nearly 60,000 gallons of water each year through its overall conservation efforts.

ECRU New York – ECRU is dedicated to making products that are eco-friendly. ECRU New York’s products are not tested on animals and do not harm the environment. Of course, all of the brand’s packaging is recyclable.


SKINCARE:

Eco-Amour Advanced Skin Fitness – This brand has been a TME favorite for a long time. All Eco-Amour products are organic, vegan, cruelty-free and packaged in recyclable containers.

Merlot Skin Care - Featured on The TODAY show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, is a family-owned and operated brand with its products made in the USA. That aside, the entire Merlot Skin Care line is cruelty-free and incorporates the healing benefits of natural red grape seed antioxidants, which are gentle and effective.

NUDE Skincare – The brand’s products are made without parabens, phthalates, sulphates and other harmful chemicals, and they also avoid non-biodegradable mineral oils and silicones.



BODY CARE:

L’Occitane - The beautiful company with Parisian-inspired stores across the nation offers many eco-friendly products. L’Occitane offers refill pouches for most of its best-selling product formulas like soaps, face wash, shampoo, etc., which is the perfect way to refill your bottle or jar without having to purchase another container.

Daily Concepts – The brand’s products are environmentally-friendly and made from natural components such as soy based foam, charcoal and turmeric. Daily Concepts is a vegan brand and is committed to the global community through it’s participation in Lava Mae, a non-profit organization determined to “deliver dignity one shower at a time” to the world’s homeless.



PERFUME

Lotus Wei - The Makeup Examiner chose to highlight this particular company because of its all-around philosophies of integrating the plant, planet and beauty. Lotus Wei offers Flower Elixirs, Balancing Serums, Energy Mists, and Transformative Perfumes. Each of which are available in varying moods -- Joy Juice, Infinite Love, Pure Energy, Inspired Action, Quiet Mind and Inner Peace -- aimed to help us focus upon a specific issue in our lives by shifting our mood and physiology.

For more information on living a “greener” life, visit the Eco-Friendly or Earth Day sections on TME and visit the Earth Day website.



Sunday, April 5, 2015

Spring Into Action Spring 2015 Beauty Must Haves




After digging out of yet another snowfall, we are officially so over WINTER 2015! And speaking of “officially,” Spring 2015 begins tomorrow, March 20th … of course you’d never know it with today’s weather! Chapped lips, watering eyes, skin that feels like a crocodile … enough already! We are completely ready to leave the winter behind, but the same cannot be said for our lips, nails, skin … you get the picture. So kicking into high-gear Team TME went on an expedition to find the go-to, must-have beauty products that will get you ready for the warmer weather ahead … and do so in style.

Hair Care: Rejuvenating our locks after the cold and brutal winter, and managing our hair, can be quite the endeavor. We found Davines’ MOMO collection and Redken’s Frizz to be the perfect products for getting our hair back into shape and for maintaining it throughout the often frizz producing weather of Spring and Summer.



  • Davines MOMO Shampoo ($25) and Conditioner ($29) are ideal for dry or dehydrated hair. Formulated with Cartucciaru Melon from Paceco, the collection leaves hair smelling delicious and offers up amazing hydration without weighing hair down. Major bonus – Davines is a cruelty free, organic and sustainable brand that belongs to 1% Forthe Planet!
  • To maintain those lovely locks, Redken Frizz Dismiss collection offers the first-ever Frizz Protection Factor (FPF) with 4 levels of smoothing and humidity protection for all hair types -- from fine to coarse. Frizz Dismiss offers heat and humidity protection with a sulfate-free, sodium chloride-free cleansing system. The Redken Frizz Dismiss collection ranges from $18-$25 and includes all of the haircare items that you will need to weather the weather! 


Skin Care: Look … we all know that your skin is nowhere near ready for those beautiful shoulder-to-pins revealing ensembles.



  • For an all over body rejuvenation, we pick Daily Concepts MY Zen Konjac Sponge ($18), which is 100% natural and comes in three selections -- Charcoal, Pure and Turmeric, and Daily Concepts is a vegan brand! Use your new Daily Concepts Sponge with Sebamed’s Spa Shower ($14.95) for a relaxing, skin-loving shower experience. Sebamed Spa Shower is soap and alkali-free, perfect for sensitive skin, and smells absolutely delicious.
  • Out of the shower, our pick is L’Occitane’s NEW Almond Velvet Youthful Body Serum ($52) and Almond Velvet Youthful Body Balm ($60). These ultra-concentrated formulas combine a powerful complex of natural almond ingredients infused with 2% Vitamin C, helping to get your winter skin ready for a sexy spring!
  • Of course you can’t ignore your face! For a relatively instant Spring prep, Green Apple Peel Nightly Brightening Pads ($45) by Juice Beauty smooth and tone while reducing the appearance of dark spots. Apple Peel Nightly Brightening Pads are eco-friendly and made of bamboo, which are saturated with antioxidant-rich organic fruit acids to brighten your skin. L’Occitane’s Divine Immortelle 28Day Renewal Program ($130) is a real “must-have” product to help rejuvenate winter skin and prepare for spring. This luxurious skincare treatment adapts to the skin’s natural renewal cycle to help regenerate tired, over-worked skin!

Now that you have your hair, body, and face all prepped you need the hot products for Spring 2015! Oh, and these will take you through Summer 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 discard that old makeup!



  • NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($43 - available in 11 shades and travel size) is an oil-free formula that provides buildable coverage with the sun protection you need.
  • Gabriel Cosmetics ZuZu Luxe La Sirena Palette ($45) is a fantasy palette of ocean blues and playful pinks creating an ethereal look perfect for this season. Also from Gabriel Cosmetics is The Beach Beauty Collection, which Team TME is calling a total must-have for Spring/Summer 2015! The Beach Beauty Palette ($27.50) is a collection of four ultra-wearable earth tone eye shadows featuring Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala! Multi Pot in Conch ($18.35 – Limited Edition) can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks. Bonus: Gabriel Cosmetics is a cruelty-free brand!
  • Stila Cosmetics, another cruelty-free brand, has lunched two amazing brow products! Courtesy of “it” girl Cara Delevingne, “boy brows” are in. But, you gotta keep ‘em tame and pretty. Stila Stay All Day Brow Gel ($34) comes in five shades and a dual-ended brush that lets you contour and define your brows. If you’re more of a pencil person, the Stay All Day Brow Pencil ($21) has a micro-point for a precise application.
  • For a super pretty pout, we found a super interesting brand … Vintage by Jessica Liebeskind. Velvet Lip Crayon in Vintage Rose ($22 – includes sharpener) is a perfect hue for spring. This matte color can be worn alone or punched up with Jessica’s Sparkling Lipgloss ($21). Vintage Sparkling Lipgloss in Papaya gives lips a beautiful glittery glow in a super on-trend hue.

Nails: No look is complete without a little lacquer on your paws. Meow!



  • Team TME looked at a lot of lacquer for our Spring 2015 Must Haves. When we found Londontown, we stopped looking. After all, when you find a brand so deliciously good why bother looking anywhere else? The Londontown Nail Lakur Spring 2015 Collection ($16 – each), which includes eight cream colors and four matching glitters, offers sophisticated hues that are on-trend, luxurious, highly pigmented and 5-free!

Looking for a new fragrance for Spring? Check out TME’s fragrance section for thorough reviews and visit soon for upcoming reviews of the newest scents from Clique, Lotus Wei, Fragrances of Ireland, Victoria’s Secret, Quartier Latin, Laura Biagiotti and more!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Nail Trends For Spring And Summer 2015



Before you can wear the nail trends for Spring/Summer 2015, you may want to take a good look at your hands and feet. With months of cold temperatures, your hands have probably taken a bit of a beating and if you’re like a lot of women you may not have bothered with pedis.

First, invest in spa gloves and socks! Our pick - Spa Sister Moisture Enhancing Gloves and Socks ($7/each). They’re inexpensive and they work!


Hand Care:

Wash your hands with gentle soap, pat dry and apply Rituals Miracle Scrub in Ginseng & Ginkgo Biloba ($17). Gently massage and rinse. Hands are left super soft and as you massage your palms, you’re hitting reflexology points, which lends to a sense of well-being. Apply your favorite hand cream and slide on those spa gloves.

Foot Care:

Soak your feet in warm water and the oil of your choose. Pat dry. Apply Footlogix Callus Softener Exfoliating Formula ($24) and work with Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation Set ($199) to remove dead skin cells. Rinse feet with warm water, pat dry, apply L’Occitane Shea Butter Apricot Solidarity Balm ($6) and slip on your spa socks!


Now that your hands and feet are soft, you’re ready for Spring & Summer 2015!

Nail Art is still hot and we’ve found a brand that makes it easy with on-trend colors. KB Shimmer ($8.75) offers glitter-infused nail lacquer in an array off colors, as well as insanely cool holographic shimmers.

Half Moon Manicures With Color, Double-Tipped French Manicures and (shockingly) Classic Manicures are all in for S/S 2015! Gabriel Cosmetics just introduced its Cabana Collection -- consisting of five tropical inspired hues ($8.50/each), this is the set that you want for the season!