Showing posts with label Spring Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spring Beauty. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Four Fresh Makeup Ideas for Spring 2019

It's time to change up our look a little bit and try a few fun new products for spring. So, we've pulled beauty looks straight from the Spring 2019 runways and provided cosmetic options from clean beauty brand, jane iredale and the cruelty-free, luxurious cosmetic line --Nanacoco!

Featuring jane iredale Spiced Peach PureGloss Lip Gloss. This long-lasting, sheer tint of coral color features an ultra-glossy finish  without feeling tacky. Hydrating moringa butter and avocado oil make lips feel conditioned, moisturized, quenched and nourished.

Add jane iredale Sunset PurePressed Blush. This pigmented guava with gold shimmer shade defines and highlights cheekbones and is formulated with minerals and antioxidants. Provides a soft wash of just-blushed color.

Add a pop of shine to lips with just a sprinkle of Nanacoco Glitzn Face & Body Pigment in Orange Gold for a shimmering and glamorous look! The pigment offers multidimensional shimmer formulated to stay put. Adding a radiant and illuminating sparkle to any look.

Get the perfect amount of shimmer and shine on the lips for a show-stopping, light-reflecting effect with Nanacoco Shimmertallics Metallic Lip Gloss in Fall Rush. This water-based formula is filled with iridescent and long-lasting shimmer that is perfect for any occasion.

Start with jane iredale Solar Flare Eye Shadow Kit. This highly pigmented, crease-resistant and long-lasting shadow kit features shades of metallic ivory; metallic peachy beige; metallic deep taupe; metallic deep gold red and metallic burgundy brown.  Packaged in a sleek mirrored rose gold compact with a dual-ended wand for effortless application. Use each shade alone, layer or blend together. Formulated with minerals, botanical extracts and silica.

Try out jane iredale Deep GreatShape Contour Kit. These easily blendable, pressed powders feature three matte shades in each kit to sculpt and enhance all your best features. Contour shade give a natural, shadow-effected, sculpted look. Highlight shade illuminates and enhances features. Blush shade adds a lit-from-within finishing touch. Includes an easy-to-follow, illustrated application guide.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Beauty Products To Try This Weekend

Did you enjoy our week-long organization series? We hope that you did. Now you can treat yourself to some "me time" and a few awesome new products! We gotta share a little back story -- There was a point in time that our schedules got busy -- real busy -- and a day at the spa wasn't an option. It was a time factor. So we got into the habit of doing "at home" mini spa days and then even that became a time issue. Well, you can only go at full speed for just so long until something's gotta give. And for us, when that something gave, we decided it was tome to go back to making self-care a top priority. Now, self-care is not a one-size-fits-all and what works for us may not work for everyone. But we're fairly confident that a mini-spa day could do nothing but good for all involved. So take an hour, or two, this weekend and try out a few of these products!

For Your Face: 

Two amazing brands that just came onto our radar -- W!NK Spa and I Dew Care. Since our "me time" is so coveted we don't play. When it's time to relax and really chill, we reach for W!NK Spa Calm CBD Hydrating Mask. It's scented with refreshing cucumber and in 15 minutes we have gloriously moisturized skin.

I Dew Care just launched three new wash-off face masks and there's one for whatever your skincare needs are. We kind of tend to get multiple types of masks so that we're always prepared for whatever our skin needs. The I Dew Care Ice Cream Collection sells as an pack of three Mini Scoops or individually. Included in the collection are Cake My Day, Berry Groovy, and Matcha Mood. Each targeting a specific need!

For Your Lips:

Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub - Recently, one of our best friends brought us this lip scrub. And, never has "seeing is believing" been more true with Jeffree Star Velour Lip Scrub. It's one of the best scrubs that we've ever tried and there are tons of different flavors! We used the scrub and followed up with the mask below for a perfect pout!

KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask is a set of three insanely rejuvenating masks! Each sheet is infused with collagen and hyaluronic acid to leave your pout plump. This in conjunction with mega moisturizing rose flower oil, cherry extract and vitamin E kicked our winter lips to the curb!

For Your Hair: 

Rich Argan Color Protect Therapy Mask is just one more product from the RICH brand that we love! This nourishing mask offers intense hydration with Argan oil -- is free of sulphates and parabens, and offers UV and heat protection -- which is just what we needed after a brutal winter!

A collection that recently dropped on the market is the Aveeno Rose Water & Chamomile Blend Collection and is fast becoming a fav. The Collection consists of Aveeno Rose Water & Chamomile Blend Shampoo, Conditioner and Dry Shampoo all of which contain a gorgeous blend of rose water and chamomile that is gentle on the scalp and smells delicious. Bonus is the price point of $8.99 each! 

For Your Body:

Golden Door Bamboo Body Scrub is pretty new to the market. There is a reason why we love GD! And this body scrub reaffirms our love! It's a lavish blend of rich butters & skin loving oils that leave the skin smooth, soft and stunning! 

For Your Feet:

To round out your "mini spay day" give your feet some love. For us, the go-to products have got to be Footlogix Exfoliating Foot File followed with Sole Solution Foot Treatment by NuSkin. The combination of these two products absolutely does the trick! And of course you need some polish for those tootsies.

We're loving Gabriel Cosmetics Ephemeral Beauty Collection! This collection for Spring 2019 features 5 on-trend shades (each available individually too) in long-lasting, easy to apply, 10-free formulations! 

Monday, March 18, 2019

Secrets Of Organized People From Expert Emma Gordon

With Spring 2019 kicking off this Wednesday, March 20, we have been on a major Spring Cleaning kick. It began with cleaning out our products closet and has led to the office and beyond. When you start a major cleaning project we think that most people often ask, “How did things become so disorganized?” At least that was the question that we were all asking.

The answer is that life happens -- we all get busy with work, school and families. But, it is actually possible to have a very busy life and a well organized one too. Turning to Organizing and Storing Expert, Emma Gordon of Clutter, we found out about a few brilliant tips and secrets … Secrets of organized people! So read on and check back all throughout this week as we share tips from our own in-house experts!

Secret Number One: Clutter piles up quickly when you're not paying attention. One of the easiest ways to prevent clutter is to follow a simple rule … when you have an object in your hand (book, jacket, house keys) don't just put it down anywhere, put it away.  When you challenge yourself to put things away in their designated places, not in the most convenient location at the moment, keeping your home organized or office becomes second nature.

Secret Number Two: If a task takes less than two minutes to complete, do it immediately. Small tasks that are allowed to pile up will turn into fodder for procrastination later.

Secret Number Three: It is really easy to schedule away your time and be left with no room for bigger projects that require more concentration. If you're having a hard time making progress on personal projects, a major presentation, or other “deep work,” put it on your calendar as if it’s an appointment. Then treat it like an appointment … don't be late, turn off your phone, don't cancel at the last minute. This is especially helpful if you share your calendar with others to book appointments.

Secret Number Four: Whenever possible, outsource mundane errands. Use on-demand storage like rather than wasting driving your stuff to and from storage. Instead of running to the grocery store, use Instacart or find a tasker on TaskRabbit. Everyday a new service company emerges who can lighten your task list for a small fee.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

2018 Wanderlust Traveling To Parts Unknown

After months of nonstop beauty, fashion, and lifestyle coverage we are desperately in need of rest and relaxing. Of course, does anyone ever really completely “veg-out” on vacation? Well, maybe... but definitely not Team TME! We are scattering to the four winds and will return refreshed and ready to bring you all of the best that summer has to offer. While we’re gone peruse through the Spring Beauty, Summer Beauty and Travel sections …and follow our travels on Instagram!

See you soon! ~xo Team TME

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring Skin Saviors

So we’ve been mentioning the fact that it’s spring and that we have a lot of snow. Maybe it’s time to stop, but we’ve been waiting -- like so many others -- for the first warm days of spring and it’s a bit discouraging to see daffodils pop up through the earth only to find them buried under 2 feet of snow. We digress as usual… moving on to a few products that we are loving for our skin!

This time of year is slightly like a roulette wheel when it comes to the weather so while the calendar says Spring 2018, it is still cold outside and we are in need of some problem solving for our skin. These must-have skin saviors will brighten, revive and replenish giving your skin a true spring awakening.

Problem: Dull Complexion
Solution: ELEMIS Superfood Facial Oil ($55) - Formulated with a Superfood Complex containing the power of 9 antioxidant and omega-rich superfood ingredients, this oil leaves skin balanced and brightened with a healthy, radiant glow.

Problem: Parched Skin
Solution: Blue Lagoon Iceland Mineral Mask ($115) – Derived from the Blue Lagoon’s unique Geothermal Seawater, this ultimate hydrating mask contains three unique ingredients -- algae, silica and minerals reverses the effects of aging on the skin; reduces UV-induced degradation of collagen in the skin and stimulate skin’s natural collagen production.

Problem: Nutrient-Deprived Skin
Solution: Youth To The People Age Prevention Moisture Cream ($48) - Packed with kale, spinach, green tea & hyaluronic acid, this lightweight, antioxidant-rich cream helps to refresh, restore and hydrate while protecting against free radical damage.

Problem: Congested Pores 
Solution: Honest Beauty 3-in-1 Detox Mask ($22) - This mask contains naturally derived detoxifiers & plant-powered conditioners removing impurities to reveal a softer and healthier-looking complexion making it the perfect skin-reset just in time for Spring.

Problem: Overworked or Weather Fatigued Hair
Solution: évolis PROMOTE Treatment Mask ($40) - With ingredients like Sanguisorba Officinalis and Baobab, this treatment will leave your hair as smooth as silk, improve manageability, enhance texture and shine and increase hair’s elasticity, preventing breakage and split ends.

Monday, March 19, 2018

jane iredale ‘Pretty In a Snap’ Spring 2018 Collection

For Spring 2018, jane iredale brings vibrant color and natural-looking neutrals that make getting ready a snap. The NEW Pretty In aSnap Spring 2018 Collection is beautiful, smart, and on-trend! With lippies that offer a subdued sexiness to eyeliners that offer a knock of color, and a Makeup Kit that has everything you need for on-the-go beauty, this collection is one of our favorites for spring -- which by the way begins tomorrow, March 20! 

Snap Happy Makeup Kit ($58): The Snap Happy Makeup Kit keeps her gorgeous on the go with a trio of long-wearing, universally flattering shades of matte finishing powder, shimmery blush and mix-and-match eye shadows in a three-tiered compact.

  • Mixing and matching products is a “snap” for on-the-go touch-ups and the perfect selfies.
  • Holds a mini finishing powder, blush, triple eye shadow and mirror.
  • Three-tiered lightweight compact snaps apart for easy travel.
  • Magnetic closure keeps compact sealed.

Emerald and Sapphire Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner ($24): Line and define eyes with two stay-put Mystikol eyeliners. New Hues - Sapphire & Emerald

  • A versatile, water-resistant powder/cream eyeliner with all-day staying power.
  • Snap-in brush creates precise fine lines or dramatic smoke.
  • Won’t fade, crease or smear.

PureMoist Lipstick ($25): Ultra-moisturizing formulations soften, soothe and protect lips with natural oils and superfruit extracts for a luscious nude look. New Hues - Tricia & Jamie

  • Soothing Moringa Oil saturates lips with vitamins A & C and Coffee Seed Extract gives antioxidant protection.
  • Orange Peel Wax and ultra-moisturizing Avocado and Sunflower Seed Oils protect, hydrate and condition lips.
  • Flavored with luscious organic Pomegranate and Blackberry Fruit Extracts.

TIP: For enhanced, vibrant lip color, apply Tricia to neutralize lip undertone then layer with your favorite bold lip color.

Lip Fixation Lip Stain/Gloss ($32): Get double-duty beauty with a convenient lip stain and gloss in one. New Hue –Content

  • Provides hydration, color and shine without petroleum-based ingredients.
  • Gives long-lasting, rich color without feathering.
  • Protects with organic vegetable oils.
  • Deliciously flavored vanilla gloss conditions lips as it accentuates the stain color.
  • Versatile dual-ended wand.

TIP: Apply solo as a stain or gloss or layer gloss over the stain for a deep, luscious shimmer.

The jane iredale Pretty In A Snap Spring 2018 Collection is available now online and in select retail locations

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Maui Moisture Expands Into Color Protection and Preservation

Maui Moisture, a refreshing and reparative hair care line developed with exotic botanicals and plant essences found on the tropical islands, is introducing the next wave in handcrafted haircare. Just off its one-year birthday, the new Maui Moisture Color Protection + Minerals range harnesses the power of sea botanicals like Minerals, Algae, and Sea Kelp to give you mermaid hair that’s vibrant, smooth, and shiny.

This new collection, comprised of Shampoo, Conditioner, and Heat Shield Mist, protects against color fade with gentle surfactants, while transporting you to the fresh, ocean air with a luxurious spa scent. Like all Maui Moisture products, there are zero parabens, phthalates, sulfate surfactants, colorants, petrolatum, silicones, gluten, or animal by products.

The Maui Moisture Color Protection + Minerals Collection:
• Maui Moisture Color Protection + Sea Minerals Shampoo
• Maui Moisture Color Protection + Sea Minerals Conditioner
• Maui Moisture Color Protection + Sea Minerals Heat Shield Mist

About Maui Moisture
Maui Moisture is inspired by handpicked and handcrafted ingredients that can be found on tropical islands like Maui. Maui Moisture haircare starts with a unique blend with Aloe Vera Juice and is infused with pure Coconut Water. We have eliminated parabens, sulfate surfactants, silicones, synthetic dyes, and mineral oils to help restore hair back to looking healthy. Maui Moisture offers six ranges for all hair textures and types.

The Maui Moisture Color Protection + Minerals Collection ($8.99 each) is currently available at major retailers.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Golden Door Offers Up A Pop Of Citrus For Spring

After so many weeks of wicked winter weather, we’re getting a brief (very brief) reprieve. This seems to happen every winter -- it’s a day or two, smack in the middle of February, that fools us into thinking that spring will soon be here. But don’t worry. Just in case you were actually missing winter slop, it’s returning with full force.

However, just in case you are so over winter and so ready for spring you can keep that fresh and revitalized feeling of spring with a few items from our favorite spa -- Golden Door! The Golden Door’s Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub and Yuzu Body Oil is an absolute dynamic duo for your skin. These two Golden Door products are an amazing way to say Bye-Bye to winter ravaged skin and bring a little spring into your life.

What is Yuzu and why we love it? Yuzu is a fruit known in East Asia for its uplifting and fragrant citrus scent. The Yuzu Fruit is known to guard against colds, treat the roughness of skin, and relax the mind. What better way to give yourself a complete boost?!?

Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub, Japanese Citrus Blend ($58 on sale for $44): This aromatic and invigorating body scrub contains an extraordinary combination of selected ingredients to immediately improve the appearance of the skin. Sugar granules meticulously exfoliate while nourishing sesame, sunflower, safflower and jojoba oils deeply condition and moisturize the skin leaving it radiant and silky soft! All while the invigorating Yuzu citrus blend uplifts your spirit and mind.

Yuzu Body Oil, Japanese Citrus Blend ($48): A combination of essential oils in a light, nourishing coconut-based oil. As the oil is applied, it releases several different natural aromas from the essential oils that heal, calm and soothe in addition to uplifting the spirit. Perfect for dry or mature skin.

Always made with love -- 100% of Golden Door’s profits go to select charities across the U.S. dedicated to transforming the lives of children. You can find Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub and Yuzu Body Oil, as well as many skin-loving products, online at Golden Door

Friday, January 19, 2018

CoverGirl Spring 2018 Collection

CoverGirl Spring 2018 has arrived! And there are so many new things to play with! We actually received the Spring offerings from CG earlier, but it’s taken us awhile to experiment with the newest collection. We gotta tell ya’ the it’s been super difficult to pick out our favorites… there’s just soooo much to love and something new to try for everyone!

This collection has a few staple products like a new Lid Lock Up Eyeshadow Primer ($7.99) that promises to keep eyeshadow holding long and strong, as well as a new Look Lock Up All Day Setting Mist ($12.99). We love these staple products that have been done really well. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the New CoverGirl Spring 2018 Collection!

CoverGirl Lid Lock Up Eyeshadow Primer
  • Formula that smooths and preps lids for all-day, crease-proof color
  • Maximize the wear and intensity of your favorite shadows

CoverGirl Look Lock Up Setting Mist
  • Microfine mist with a weightless, barely there feel that prevents makeup from smudging or settling into fine lines
  • Infused with cucumber and chamomile extract
  • Humidity, sweat, and heat resistant

CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Concealer ($11.99 – Available in 6 Shades)
  • Vitamin infused formula that conceals imperfections as well as brightens complexion
  • Concealer pen with soft-brush tip that’s gentle on skin where needed most, such as under eye

CoverGirl Vitalist Go Glow Luminizing Lotion ($11.99 – Available in 2 Shades)
  • Includes Vitamins E, B3 and B5
  • Lightweight moisturizer
  • All day hydration (8 hours)

CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Powder ($11.99 – Available in 6 Shades)
  • Vitamins E, B3 and B5 nourish the skin and give a soft natural look
  • Wear alone to enhance natural beauty, or over makeup as a setting powder

CoverGirl Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter ($11.99 – Available in 6 Shades)
  • Microfine light-reflecting shimmer particles create vibrant, luminous color
  • Smooth, silky application of buildable color
  • Contains cucumber extract, sunflower seed oil and is infused with pearl

CoverGirl truBlend Pre-Touching Color Correcting Palette ($12.99)
  • Full coverage with a blendable, creamy texture
  • Conceals and corrects uneven skin tone while reducing the appearance of imperfections
  • Green to counteract redness, yellow to even discoloration and Purple to brighten skin tone

Covergirl TruNaked Smoky Kit Palette ($12.99)
  • Eight blendable shades
  • Shades are universally-flattering and offer multiple highlighter, base, crease and liner options per palette
  • Skin conditioners provide a smooth texture


CoverGirl Melting Pout Metallics ($8.99 - Available in 12 Shades)
Super metallic!

CoverGirl Vitalist Lip Oil ($6.99 – Available in 6 Shades)
  • Lips feel renewed and restored with deep moisture while enhancing the natural healthy color of lips
  • Packed with a blend of coconut, pomegranate, Abyssinian and Daikon radish seed oils
  • High shine, gloss finish

CoverGirl Melting Pout Mattes ($6.99 - Available in 12 Shades)
Marvelous matte

CoverGirl Melting Pout Glitz Top Coat ($6.99 - Available in 2 Shades)
Enhances any lip

COVERGIRL Easy Breezy Brow Sculpt + Set Pomade ($11.99 - Available in 4 Shades)
  • Smudge, fade and smear resistant cream-gel
  • Precision applicator with built in angled brush
  • Removes easily with soap and water

COVERGIRL Easy Breezy Brow Micro-Fine + Define Pencil ($8.99 - Available in 4 Shades)
  • Ultra-fine tip perfect for mimicking the look of fine hair strokes, no sharpening required
  • Built in spooley brush to groom natural brow hair before and after filling
  • Easy to apply, long-wearing formula that lasts all day

CoverGirl Get In Line Liquid Eyeliner ($7.99 - Available in 5 Shades)
  • 0.1MM feather fine tip and contour-grip handle for precise application of ultra-fine lines
  • Long-lasting, quick dry formula
  • Fade, flake, smudge and transfer resistant

The CoverGirl Spring 2018 Collection is available online and at mass retail outlets!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Fragrance Of The Month May 2017

While the heat and humidity have been absolutely oppressive for this time of year (welcome to the Northeast), we still love to enjoy our fragrances. The trick to keeping your chosen scent from making others gag during the warmer weather is to opt for something light and refreshing. And for that, we turn to Bulgari for Fragrance Of The Month May 2017.

We rarely opt for a unisex fragrance and find that very few fragrances that claim to be unisex truly are. Happily, we’ve found Eau Parfumée au thé vert Eau de Cologne (Perfume of Green Tea). Eau Parfumée au thé vert Eau de Cologne ($160, 150 ml) is the world’s first tea fragrance, created by Master Perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, and introduced by Bulgari in 1992. Eau Parfumée au thé vert Eau de Cologne doesn’t so much stand as a typical tea fragrance as it does a rapturous reminder of the fresh spring morning -- when dawn breaks and the world begins to come alive yet again. It is a true classic warm season scent. 

Bulgari Eau Parfumée au thé vert Eau de Cologne Notes:
  • Top Notes: Italian Bergamot and Green Peppercorns
  • Mid Notes: Green Tea Accord and Cardamom
  • Base Notes: Beeswax and Tonka Bean

The scent classification is Citrus. Season: Warmer Months; Sillage: 3-Moderate; Longevity: 4-Long Lasting; Bottling-5. Eau Parfumée au thé vert Eau de Cologne from Bulgaria is available at select fine retailers around the globe.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easy Spring and Summer Hair Style with Sarah Potempa

There is a really good reason why we love Sarah Potempa! Our “love affair” started long ago when Sarah was working with a hair care brand … long before the days of the Beachwaver … yep, we knew way back in the day that this woman had the inventive mind and magic touch to create the styles that we absolutely adore for Spring and Summer! So, we are again very thankful to share Sarah’s latest with our beloved readers! The looks are Cali-inspired and perfect for the entire season!

Braided Ponytail:

Step 1: Make a heavy side part. Take the top section of hair and lightly back brush with The Beachwaver Co. Mini On Set Brush for volume.

Step 2: Create two French braids, one across the side of the head and the other starting at the ear and curving down around the hairline.

Step 3:  Pull the hair into a ponytail, leaving the bottom braid out. Wrap the braid around the ponytail and secure with a pin.

Step 4: Loosely curl the remaining hair in the ponytail with The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver S1.25.

Braided Headpiece:

Step 1: Using a comb, part hair so there is an even one inch section in the center of your head. 

Step 2: Starting from the back of the head, do an inverted French braid until you reach the front.

Step 3: Separate the section of hair in the front into two sections. Braid each side and pin behind hair. 

Step 4: Smooth the ends with The Beachwaver Co. Coast ProCeramic Styling Iron.

Tiered Bubble Ponytail Braid:

Step 1: Divide hair into clean, even sections with The Beachwaver Co. Darby Clips and curl with The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver S1.

Step 2: Create an inverted French braid down the center of the head and secure with a clear elastic at the crown of the head.

Step 3: Make two 3 strand braids on either side of the head and add them to the ponytail, securing with a clear elastic 1 inch below the first. Create two more 3 strand braids one inch below, securing with a clear elastic.

Mixed Braids and Waves:

Step 1: Divide hair into clean, even sections with The Beachwaver Co. Darby Clips and curl with The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver S.75 from the bottom layer up.

Step 2: Create a fishtail braid on each side of the head. Pancake the braids by gently tugging at the edges to give them more texture and fullness. Add a three-strand braid on one side of the head and pin it back over the fishtail. Watch the “How-To” on our YouTube Channel.