Showing posts with label Prada. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Prada. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Last Minute Holiday Beauty Essentials & Gifts


Well beautynistas and suavies, we’re down to the wire on our holiday shopping. Again this year, only one member of Team TME has her holiday shopping finished. Yes, we are hating her. So, we set out to do our own last minute shopping and we’re sharing our favorite finds with you! Sometimes one of the easiest go-to gifts is a Subscription Beauty Box and Team TME has seen just about every one currently on the market. To choose one that’s right for anyone on your list, check out TME’s Subscription Box section! For ideas that offer you a gift in hand, read on ...

FRAGRANCE


A quick and cost savings place that we’ve found, and come to love, is Fragrance.com. Below are just a few amazing scents that you can find! 

  • Prada Candy Eau De Parfum Spray ($44.99) – Prada Candy has a novel olfactory balance combining exceptionally high-quality ingredients in excessive proportions. Magnified by white musks, noble benzoin comes together with a modern caramel accord to give the fragrance a truly unique signature.
  • Marc Jacobs Variety Daisy Set ($49.99) - This 4-piece mini variety set makes the perfect holiday gift for any fragrance fanatic. Set includes: Daisy Eau So Fresh, Daisy, Daisy Dream Forever, and Daisy Dream.

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 gift baskets!)  Anyway … GD has 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!

Baré Alchemy Ambrosia Collection Serum Minis ($50 each) make the perfect stocking stuffer!
  • Ambrosia Protect Serum (for normal skin) - Containing Kakadu Plum and Caviar Lime Pearl, the Protect Serum boosts hydration at the cellular level. Rich in AHAs, this serum provides a gentle exfoliation, and stimulates the skin to reduce the appearance of aging and improve luminosity.
  • Ambrosia Soothe Serum (for dry/sensitive skin) - Containing Kakadu Plum, Argan Oil and Tasman Pepper Berry Extract, the Sooth Serum restores hydration to the skin’s layers, boosts collagen synthesis and structural cellular integrity of dry, damaged, and sensitive skin.
  • Ambrosia Cleanse Serum (for oily skin) - Containing Kakadu Plum, Manuka Oil and Tea Tree Leaf Oil, the Cleanse Serum boosts hydration with a blend of vitamins, minerals and hyaluronic acid. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory ingredients help minimize acne, blackheads and whiteheads.

Blue Lagoon Iceland Duo Masks ($199) - From one of the 25 wonders of the world comes one of the most natural skincare duos for healthy, glowing and radiant skin, Blue Lagoon Iceland Algae and Silica Mud Mask!
  • Silica Mud Mask – composed of the Blue Lagoon’s iconic white wonder, Silica deep-cleanses and strengthens your skin, reduces the visibility of pores, and leaves your skin fresh and glowing.
  • Algae Mask – composed of unique Blue Lagoon patented algae, this mask nourishes your skin from within, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and providing an immediate lift and youthful glow.

G.M. Collin Instant Radiance Anti-Aging Eye Patches ($50) - Prep you under eyes for the holidays! These eye patches deliver a quick relief from tired, stressed out eyes, providing a visibly younger and relaxed look in just 20 minutes. These can be used any time or anywhere, immediately reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and fatigue. The unique mixture of active ingredients sink into the skin, leaving the eye area hydrated and rejuvenated. The eye contour is visibly revitalized with a more youthful appearance.

A LITTLE GLOW & GLAM




jane iredale Dream Luminizer Trio ($45) – Beautiful three-in-one expandable illuminating palette enriched with pine bark and pomegranate antioxidants for a soft-focus glow. Use anywhere on the face and body to add a candlelit glow on all skin tones.

HydroPeptide Perfectly Plump Kit ($68) - Perfect your pout for the mistletoe without injections. HydroPeptide's Perfecting Gloss instantly adds volume, shine and hydration using plumping peptides. Not only is this pouch with glosses a perfect stocking stuffer, but also it's the perfect clutch-friendly, desk to dinner essential for party prep.

A LITTLE LIFT


VOLOOM Rootie The Rootlifter ($130) is a volumizing iron that takes seconds to work and provides major, long-lasting volume! We absolutely fell in love with this tiny wonder! It is also the perfect choice for finer, thinner or shorter hair. With ceramic-coated plates and a ¾ inch design, Rootie creates little pockets of volume close to the roots without leaving a clear texture in the hair, for natural-looking lift. And has a heated volumizing iron, Rootie heat-locks the volume into your hair, helping your volume last for days! Oh, while you're on their website you should check out the new styling product collection

Happy Holidays!





Monday, February 5, 2018

2018 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide From The Makeup Examiner



Valentine’s Day 2018 is a little over a week away, but no one should despair because we’ve got you covered with Team TME’s Gift Guide. Valentine’s Day isn't just about celebrating your partner -- it’s about celebrating all of the love in your life! Whether it’s a special gift for your significant other or your precious BFF (Galentine’s Day is February 13th), The Makeup Examiner has found gifts that they will love! 



GIFTS FOR HIM

  • Baxter of California Starter Kits ($50 - $60) Shave Starter Kit,  Shower Starter Kit, Skin Starter Kit, or Travel Starter Kit - Whatever your guy's style, you'll find something perfect here.
  • Bespoke Post Box ($45 per month): Give the guy in your life a curated “box of amazing”. Each themed monthly box can include anything from men's lifestyle gear to tools and ties to cigars and more.
  • Palo Santo Limited-Edition Cologne ($110 - 2 fl oz): With deep smoky woodnotes, a hint of suede and sweetness this fragrance is bold and intriguing. Palo Santo evokes the spirit of Los Angeles and Palo Santo is available in a travel size.



GIFTS FOR HER – BEAUTY TOOLS

  • VOLOOM ($130 - Red Hot Galentine’s Gift): is a volumizing iron that takes seconds to work and provides major, long-lasting volume! We absolutely fell in love with this tiny wonder! It is also the perfect choice for finer, thinner or shorter hair. With ceramic-coated plates and a ¾ inch design, this styler creates little pockets of volume close to the roots without leaving a clear texture in the hair, for natural-looking lift.
  • ghd Dry & Style Nocturne Gift Set ($349): To say that ghd stylers are the best is basically a major understatement. Our editor purchased a ghd flat iron 11 years ago and it still works very, very well! As for this gorg set, it sent our hearts racing! This set features the award-winning ghd gold professional 1" styler and the ghd air professional 1600w hairdryer, plus a bonus luxe heat mat.
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Brush Collection ($650): Designed to Kevyn Aucoin's exact specifications, this brush collection is the ultimate in makeup application and brings out the artist in everyone! The complete set of 14 professional quality, handcrafted brushes is perfect to create a complete face. The collection is packaged in a chic black faux leather carrying case with magnet closure that doubles as a brush easel.



SKIN CARE

  • Silk'n Titan Skin Tightening and Lifting ($269): The Silk'n Titan is an anti-aging device that works with harmonized energy technology to reduce wrinkles and lift facial contours. Designed to be used on all areas of the face and neck, this revolutionary technology repairs collagen and elastin fibers from the inside out.
  • NUFACE Trinity + ELE Bundle ($429): This FDA-cleared, handheld facial toning device that is clinically tested for improved facial contour, skin tone, and wrinkle reduction along with the Trinity ELE attachment for the eye and lip area.
  • Dear by Renée Gentle Face Scrub ($50): This rejuvenating gentle gel-based scrub sweeps away dead skin cells, refines surface texture and helps decongest skin. Skin will be smooth and glowing.
  • Dear by Renée Youth Soothing Crème ($75): Infused with Hollywood celebrity favored Arnica Extract, Youth Soothing Crème contains several active components that hydrates and soothes dehydrated, itchy, or red skin. It is also a wonderful moisturizer for seasonal transitions. 
  • Chuda Healing Hydrating Cream ($150): In 40 minutes, Chuda’s Healing Hydrating Cream will repair, nourish and diminish fine lines and wrinkles on your skin. It’s a first-ever formula rooted in the centuries-old, skin-healing Remedea Compound and boosted by the most scientifically advanced, medical grade actives. For a quick lit from within glow, this Healing Hydrating Cream delivers.
  • G.M. Collin Instant Radiance Anti-Aging Eye Patches ($50): deliver a quick relief from tired, stressed out eyes, providing a visibly younger and rejuvenated look. They work to immediately reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and fatigue. Formulated with a luxurious touch of Pearl Powder and Rose Extract to reduce dark patches and improve elasticity while its hydrogel texture provides an instant feeling of cool comfort and revitalization.
  • Cheeky Physique Cheeky Cups Body Contour Kit ($32): Say goodbye to cellulite with Cheeky Cups. This simple and convenient skin-toning system uses ancient cupping massage techniques to improve the look of cellulite and stretch marks.




MAKEUP

  • G.M. Collin Lip Plumping Complex ($33): Plump your pucker in minutes. G.M. Collin Lip Plumping Complex has a deliciously scented and light silky textured that offers healthy-looking, supple and visibly re-plumped lips, improving their global appearance.
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette ($49 each): A long-wearing eyeshadow palette that features seven shades, including four fashion finishes, velvet, satin, silk, and lamé -- to layer and dress your eyes.
  • Benefit Cosmetics Cheek Parade Bronzer & Blush Palette ($58): A limited-edition palette featuring five best-selling, full-sized bronzers & blushes.
  • Stila Cosmetics Stay All Liquid Lipstick ($24): Offering up incredible staying power, lightweight feel and beautiful matte finish. We’re loving Bella, Beso or Rosa for Valentine's Day! 
  • Stila Cosmetics Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Cream ($25 - Red Hot Galentine’s Gift): We love any two-in-one makeup, especially if it comes from Stila! This creamy, luscious product if the perfect go-to, on-the-go makeup and will absolutely become a staple in your bag!



FRAGRANCE

  • Ineke Perfume Deluxe Sample Collection ($30 – Red Hot Galentine’s Gift): This collection includes a nice sized sample (1.5ml each) of all eight perfumes in The Alphabet Collection. This is an exquisite gift. With eight unique scents ranging from floral to woodsy.
  • Prada Candy Valentine’s Day Gift Set ($122): The heart-adorned gift box is stocked with the classic Prada Candy EDP, Prada Candy Body lotion and a compact mirror for quick date-time touch ups on-the-go.  
  • Carolina Herrera Eau de Parfum Spray ($115):  The ground-breaking bottle, the first in the form of a high heel, speaks as eloquently of the power of modern femininity and a woman’s dual nature as the fragrance itself. Made of sleek, smoky midnight blue glass, it stands on the tallest, thinnest gold heel.

Have Happy Valentine’s Day! ~xo Team TME


Monday, September 28, 2015

Milan Fashion Week Beauty Recap



SHOW: Alberta Ferretti MFW SS2016

In classic Alberta Ferretti style, Redken Global Creative Director Guido styled soft, feminine updos to add romance to the runway at the designer’s Spring/Summer 2016 show.


GET THE LOOK: Alberta Ferretti MFW SS2016

  1. Spray Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer all over damp hair and comb through.
  2. Blow dry hair using a round brush to create volume at the roots.
  3. Thoroughly spray Redken wind blown 05 dry finishing spray all over hair for added texture.
  4. Use fingers to create a deep side part.
  5. Take the back section of hair and twist up into a ponytail and secure with gold elastic.
  6. Twist the length of the ponytail around the head and secure with hair pins.
  7. Wrap the gold elastic multiple times around each of the two front sections of hair, and then twist each section around the head, securing in the back with hair pins.
  8. Pull out baby hairs and random strands to soften the hairline before finishing with another mist of Redken wind blown 05 dry finishing spray.


SHOW: Prada MFW SS2016

Playing off of the designer’s idea of “conservative eccentricity,” Redken Global Creative Director Guido took us back to the 20s with an extreme style for the runway at Prada’s Spring/Summer 2016 show.

GET THE LOOK: Prada MFW SS2016

  1. Book an appointment at your favorite Redken salon, and ask your stylist for bangs with tapered edges that best suit your face shape.
  2. To style the look, start by spraying Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer all over damp hair and comb through.
  3. Work a nickel-size amount of Redken satinwear 02 prepping blow-dry lotion into damp hair.
  4. Blow dry hair straight using a flat brush.
  5. Tie hair back into a low ponytail, securing at the base of the head with an elastic.
  6. Apply a dime-size amount of Redken hardwear 16 super-strong sculpting gel to the hairline and bangs, and then spray with Redken forceful 23 super strength finishing spray to set the style.
  7. Finish by spraying a light layer of Redken triple take 32 extreme high-hold hairspray all over hair for lasting hold.


SHOW: Versace MFW SS2016

To enhance the individuality of the girls at Versace’s Spring/Summer 2016 show, Redken Global Creative Director Guido used Redken’s glow dry style-enhancing blow-dry oil and Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist to add sexy, easy shine to the finished look.

GET THE LOOK: Versace MFW SS2016

  1. Apply 4 – 5 pumps of Redken glow dry style-enhancing blow-dry lotion throughout damp hair and rough blow-dry to keep most of the hair’s natural texture.
  2. Let hair air dry completely.
  3. Create a center part with fingers and tousle to enhance movement.
  4. Finish by spraying Redken Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist all over hair to add instant lightweight shine.


SHOW: Bottega Veneta MFW SS2016

Achievable for the everyday woman, Redken Global Creative Director Guido created a fresh-looking ponytail for the runway at Bottega Veneta’s Spring/Summer 2016 show.

GET THE LOOK: Bottega Veneta MFW SS2016

  1. Start with dry hair in its natural texture if slightly wavy. If needed, bend random sections of hair around a 1-1/2 inch curling iron for additional body.
  2. Liberally spray Redken wind blown 05 dry finishing spray all over hair to enhance natural texture.
  3. Create a rough center part with fingers.
  4. Gather hair into a low ponytail, pulling the length halfway through an elastic to create a bun, and leaving the ends exposed.

SHOW: Roberto Cavalli MFW SS2016

Drawing inspiration from the 80s, Redken Global Creative Director Guido created an easy, unstructured style for Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2016 show.

GET THE LOOK: Roberto Cavalli MFW SS2016

  1. Start by spraying Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer all over damp hair and comb through.
  2. Apply Redken guts 10 volumizing spray-foam to damp hair.
  3. Using a round brush, blow-dry hair, lifting the crown up and to the side to create height in the front, and then blow-dry the back straight.
  4. Create a clean side part with a comb, keeping the lift in the front.
  5. Finish by Redken triple take 32 extreme high-hold hairspray all over hair, focusing at the top of the head for extra hold.



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Prada Fall 2015 Ready To Wear Redken Recap



Photo Credit: Lucas Flores Piran

Show: PRADA Fall 2015 Ready To Wear - Milan

Putting a twist on the classic Prada look, Redken Global Creative Director Guido created a young, sophisticated updo adorned with beautiful jeweled barrettes for the Fall/Winter 2015 runway show in Milan. Recreating the look from Prada’s Men’s show, Guido used Redken’s Stay High 18 high-hold gel to mousse and Fashion Work 12 versatile working spray to pull the hair into a high, tight updo. Then, Guido hand-placed Prada’s bejeweled barrettes on each model for the perfect finishing touch.

“The look at Prada this season is really a redux of the hair that I created at the Men’s show, but this version is a little bit cleaner and very young, but in a sophisticated way. There’s always an offness to the classic beauty of Prada, and that’s the feeling that we achieved with this style. It has a slightly 50’s or 60’s kind of feeling, which is always Prada-like, but it’s still very modern and sort of futuristic. I used Redken’s Stay High 18, which is a very strong gel to mousse formula, to blow dry the hair up against the roots to pull it into this very high ponytail in the middle of the head. Then, I covered the elastic securing the ponytail with a piece of hair, and flipped the hair over into this little updo, holding it in place with the jeweled barrettes. I finished the style with Redken’s Fashion Work 12 hairspray to clean the hair up and hold the style in place. The loose ends of the ponytail give you that feeling of youngness and easiness, which adds to the modernity of the look.” - Guido

Redken Products Used: stay high 18 high-hold gel to mousse, fashion work 12 versatile working spray

Create The Look:
  1. Apply a quarter-size amount of Redken Stay High 18 high-hold gel to mousse to damp hair and blow dry flat against the head and away from the face
  2. Gather hair into a very high, tight ponytail in the middle of the head and secure with an elastic
  3. Hide the elastic by wrapping a small section of hair from the ponytail around the band, securing with a small U-shaped pin
  4. Section by section, backcomb the ponytail near the elastic to create volume
  5. Flip the length of the ponytail to one side and secure with closed fasteners (i.e., bobby pins) and a decorative barrette
  6. Finish with a thorough spray of Redken Fashion Work 12 versatile working spray to hold the style and clean up any flyaways

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Prada MFW Spring/Summer 2015 Recap With Redken




It’s often the little things that make a big difference, and Redken Creative Consultant Guido proved this to be true with the hairstyle he created for Prada’s Spring/Summer 2015 show in Milan. Guido achieved this tough, yet sophisticated, low ponytail by using a combination of Redken’s mess around 10 disrupting cream-paste and Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist to add small details that made a bold statement on the runway.

“I cut bangs around the face of each of the girls to lend a boyish-ness to the hairstyle. This greasy, kind of tough-looking ponytail is really an indication of who the woman is. She’s very pulled together and sophisticated, but has a bit of a dark, eccentric edge. I used mess around 10 to get that rough texture, and then tucked the girls’ hair behind the ears so it has more of a boyish feeling. Then, I added some richness by spraying Diamond Oil High Shine on the top of the hair, and finished the look by pulling out baby hairs around the hairline and misting them with water so they stick to the face. It’s these tiny details that give a hairstyle a big impact.” Guido, Redken Creative Consultant

Redken Products Used: mess around 10 disrupting cream-paste, Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist (launching in November)

Get The Look:
  1. If working with curly hair, rough blow-dry until 100% dry.
  2. Apply mess around 10 disrupting cream-paste to dry hair section-by-section from roots to mid-shaft (do not apply product to the ends).
  3. Gather hair into a rough low ponytail, securing at the nape of the neck with an elastic.
  4. Spray Diamond Oil High Shine Airy Mist from roots to the mid-shaft without spraying on the ponytail to keep it natural.
  5. Pull out the baby hairs around the face and spray with a light mist of water, allowing them to stick to the face.

Photos by Lucas Flores Piran for Redken