Vichy Idealia Life Serum [GIVEAWAY]

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Vichy Idealia Life SerumLooking to transform your skin before the holidays? Vichy’s Idealia Life Serum will improve the quality of your skin in just 8 days—no matter what you’re up against! It refines skin texture, visibly, reduces the appearance of pores and illuminates complexion for a more youthful appearance. Idealia Life Serum features Vichy’s first behavioral molecule association, LR2412 + LHA. Inspired by skin’s natural rejuvenation process, LR2412 accelerates the skin’s repair process and boosts its resistance to external aggressors. Micro-exfoliating LHA helps to stimulate renewal and reduce the appearance of surface pigmentation. It has a lightweight, hydrating texture that absorbs easily into the skin. Golden, pink micro-pearls instantly illuminate the skin. Sound amazing?! Enter our Facebook Giveaway for your chance to win one of your very own! Click HERE to enter.




Quick Tips for a Holiday Glow!

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Want to look radiant and bright for upcoming holiday parties? Here are a few of our favorite ways to boost your radiance!

Add a few drops of this serum under your moisturizer and foundation and it will make you look like you are always standing in the perfect lighting. We love Orico London Transcend Marine Radiance Serum. It also deeply hydrates the skin and we all need that. Tighter skin and diminished wrinkles are also huge benefits. Orico London is brand new to SkinStore. Certified Organic ingredients and essential oils make this a winner for our naturalists.

An extra 10 minutes is all it takes to brighten dull skin, recover and nourish distressed skin, reduce redness and soften skin. Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask is a staple for any pre-event regimen. This staff favorite will not disappoint. You will get a more hydrated, glowing complexion in just 10 minutes. Now that’s what we call quality time!

So we all know that exfoliation helps get that top layer of dull, dead skin off revealing the younger, plumper skin cells right?! Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel /2 Steps is the fastest, easiest way to get holiday ready. If you haven’t “peeled” before, don’t let the word scare you. There won’t be any redness, flaking or down-time with these pre-soaked pads. Just swipe Step 1, the peel, over your face, leave on two minutes and swipe Step 2, the neutralizer, right over the top and viola! You are now ready for a mask and/or serum. These handy wipes are even safe for sensitive skin and those with rosacea. If you have more tolerant skin, they come in an Extra Strength formula as well. If you are using them for this first time, we recommend trying them a week ahead of a big event, just to make sure you have no reaction. You don’t want to be Rudolph at the holiday party!

In review, if you wanted to do all three of these steps, the correct order would be (after cleansing): 1) Peel or exfoliate, 2) Mask, 3) Serum followed with your favorite make-up. Heck, it’s the holidays use a little shimmer and make things bright!

You can find all of these amazing products on SkinStore.com!



Somme Institute Boost Mask

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Are you looking for a mulSomme Institute Boost Maskti-faceted face mask? Well look no further than Somme Institute Boost Mask! It’s the perfect product that targets all signs of aging. With a gentle warming sensation the mask purifies, nourishes and leaves the skin feeling smooth and refreshed. Boost is infused with a specialized blend of minerals, enzymes and vitamins that help bring a new clarity to the skin. Pumpkin enzymes smooth away dead skin cells without leaving the skin dry. This is the perfect go to fall mask that is suitable for all skin types.



Get the Look: BodyBuilder Waves

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By T3 Lead Stylist, David Lopez

This season is all about big, loose, voluminous waves that look natural and effortless, but still polished. T3 has created two new tools which I absolutely love, because they make creating this trending look fast and easy. The key to this style is waves that start lower down the hair section (at lip to chin level), which adds incredible body and movement to the bottom half of the hair. Here’s how to get the look:

Start by prepping hair with your favorite body building product (Mousse, Thickening Spray, Texturizing Spray), then rough dry hair until it is 100% dry.

Divide hair into four sections. Start with your part, divide hair all the way to the back and split into pig tails. Split those pig tails into two sections divided from the top right behind the ear.

Using the T3 Micro BodyWaver  wrap 1″ sections of hair flat along on the barrel, then gently unwind into a long coil. Pro Tip: Curl all hair with sections being fed over the barrel and towards the face, as pictured. This ensures perfect symmetrical waves on both sides.

After allowing coils to cool, gently rake through hair from roots to tips with a large comb or your fingers.  Detail the crown and hairline with the T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Wand using the 1” barrel attachment. Gently wrap 1/2″ sections away from the face to create more texture and polish.

Finally, spritz on your favorite texturizing spray.

You can find T3 products on SkinStore.com.

About David Lopez

T3 Lead Stylist, David Lopez, is a rising session and celebrity hair stylist based in NYC. David has lived all over the world and learned at an early age to appreciate the beauty of different cultures and hair types. He started out studying film but quickly transitioned to his true passion, beauty school. David was trained in the French technique of hair cutting and educated by Aveda, Goldwell, Redken & Wella, before going to work for New York’s top salons, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and today’s most prominent magazines. David’s expertise is sought after by media outlets the world over from national television to web series, and is known for being  creative and always enthusiastic, with an infectious passion for his craft. He is represented by NEXT Artists in NYC & FORD Artists in Miami.



Respond to the Changing Seasons

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Elemental Herbology combines the ancient holistic healing know-how of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Five Element philosophy with high-performing and nutritious natural botanical ingredients. Each of the UK-based ranges mElemental Herbology Purify and Soothe Cleansing Balmeets your skin’s needs as the seasons change.

As we move into fall, nurture sun parched summer skin with Elemental Herbology’s star product, Purify & Soothe Cleansing Balm. This oil-rich cleansing balm deeply cleanses the pores without stripping the skin’s own natural protections. The natural oils penetrate the skin delivering vital nutrients and are super-hydrating, for silky, soft and glowing skin.

As featured on MSN GLO in “13 Skin & Makeup secrets from Kate Hudson” quoted “If I’m not wearing much makeup that day, I’ll use Elemental Herbology’s purifying cleanser at night.”

Elemental Herbology Purify and Soothe Cleansing BalmFollow with the go-to moisturizer throughout the fall & winter, Cell Plumping Facial Moisturizer, which is packed with moisture-boosting Royal Jelly, Argan, Sacha Inchi and Evening Primrose oils which plump, nourish and deliver instant hydration.

Post-summer and throughout the colder months skin can become dull and dry, so exfoliating weekly with the Facial Glow Radiance Peel to shed dryness and stimulate cell turnover is really important!

These three simple steps to create your at-home spa facial will leave your skin radiant, healthy and hydrated!

You can find Elemental Herbology products on SkinStore.com.



Anthony Logistics Shave Cream [GIVEAWAY]

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Anthony Logistics Shave CreamThe Anthony Shave Cream has a rich, dense, whipped formula that spreads easily over skin. It does the hard work for you and softens beard hair giving you the best shave ever! The Benzocaine free formula prevents skin numbness so you can’t over-shave and it cools on contact. The shave cream will also be your blade’s best friend as it does not clog.

Sounds awesome, right?! Now you can enter to win one! CLICK HERE to enter our giveaway!

 



Let the Giving Begin! Top 5 Holiday Gifts under $50

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‘Tis the season for gift giving! You can cross everyone off of your list because and we’ve got you covered. We have everything from beauty, relaxation, to luxury and with our wide variety of gifts. These are a few of our favorite things for under $50.Bliss Crown Jewels

1. Bliss Crown Jewels: A’skin’riching selection of our top selling cleansing, revitalizing, toning and smoothing sensations. The set includes Lemon and Sage Body Butter, Fabulous Foaming Face Wash, Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask, and Love Handler.

(Limited quantities. Available while supplies last.)

butter LONDON Steampunk Ball Lacquer Set2. butter LONDON Steampunk Ball Nail Lacquer Set:

Set the stage for a new realm in fashion with seductive shades inspired by the wondrous world of Steampunk. Create elegant looks with high-fashion color and shimmering textures that will make you the belle of any holiday ball.

3. Best of Juice Beauty Kit:Juice Beauty Best Of

The perfect gift for yourself or any beauty lover. Behind each door is a Juice Beauty surprise, open one every day or all once, the choice is up to you! Enjoy this daily treat of beauty treasures and discover some of Juice Beauty’s bestsellers from skin care to makeup.

(Limited edition. Available while supplies last.)

Billy Jealousy Wanderlust Travel Kit4. For the man in your life, Billy Jealousy WanderLust Travel Kit: While you are on the road, leave that crappy hotel stuff they supply you in the dust. Take the WanderLust Travel Kit instead. This Airline-Approved bad boy contains all the grooming essentials you need to look and feel your best.

5. Too Faced La Belle Carousel: This beautiful carousel of eye shadows, blushes, bronzers and the best-selling Better Than Sex Mascara is created from six individual sections that split apart Too Faced La Belle Carouselto create on-the-go looks or can be separately gifted to everyone on your list. Too Faced Co-Founder and Creative Director, Jerrod Blandino, carefully curated the palette, each offering a different way to own your holiday look.

(Limited quantities. Available while supplies last.)

With all these wonderful choices it’s hard to pick just one! You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.

 



Hostess with the Mostess

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The weather is getting colder and the holiday season is quickly approaching. Soon your calendar will be full of fancy parties and beautiful dinners to attend that are a bit more elegant than the barbecues we went to all summer. It’s customary to bring a small gift for the host or hostess as a thank you. The most common and generic gift is a bottle of wine. YAWN!! Boring! Everyone brings wine as a gift, it has been way overdone. Instead show up to a party with an awesome gift that shows you put a little thought and effort into it! Here’s a few of our favorite party gift ideas that are sure to impress.Philosophy Thank You Set

Philosophy Thank You Set ($20) Raspberry sorbet shower gel and lip shine in great packaging, no need to wrap!

Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Festive Bauble ($15) This Christmas ornament is filled with the popular Black Peppercorn shower gel. Men will love this gift! It is also available in 7 other Molton Brown scents.

NEST Fragrances Scented Candle-HolidayNEST Fragrances Scented Candle – Holiday ($34) This candle smells like Christmas with a blend of Pine, Cinnamon, Amber and Vanilla. Classy gift for any party you attend.

Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Starter Kit ($15) Hair care set is great for that friend who travels often. Smells amazing and works with all hair types.

bareMinerals Magnificent Seven Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss Sampler ($18) Set of purse size lip bareMinerals Magnificent Seven Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss Samplerglosses in a beautiful array of colors.

These amazing hostess gifts will not disappoint! You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.

 



NuFace Mini Giveaway

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NuFACE Mini nuface-giveawayis a petite, portable and powerful microcurrent facial toning device that’s FDA-cleared for facial stimulation. This natural, non-invasive solution uses microcurrent, a soft wave technology to target the core of the aging-process in order to improve facial contour, skin tone and reduce wrinkles. NuFACE Mini gently stimulates the larger surface areas of the face–such as the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline–to provide a five-minute facial-lift and help improve your appearance.

The NuFACE mini was built on the same microcurrent technology as the popular NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer. However, the mini is more petite and portable. The mini delivers microcurrent only and does not offer various treatment attachment options like the NuFACE Trinity multi-solution device.

Sounds amazing, right?! Well, now you can enter to win this amazing device. Just answer three questions and you’ll be entered in today’s contest to win a NuFace Mini. Just one entry per person please—you will be included in every daily drawing occurring after the date of entry.

CLICK HERE to be directed to the giveaway page.



Best Masques: Halloween Edition

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BOO! Happy All Hallows Eve! While your bunnies, ghosts, princesses and pirates are out trick-or-treating, treat yourself to a masque of your own, here are our favorite skin treats… no tricks involved:
Oily and acne-prone skin types benefit from a weekly purifying masque. Purifying masques help to minimize the appearance of large pores while drawing out impurities and excess sebum. A purifying masque is typically clay based and contains anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. We recommend Astara Blue Flame Purification Mask.
Everyone should exfoliate! An exfoliating masque will remove dead skin cells from your skin. Exfoliating masques provide brightening, purifying and tightening benefits. After exfoliating, treatment products will penetrate deeper into the skin. We suggest June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Mask.

Dull skin can benefit from a brightening masque. Brightening masques are infused with glow-getting antioxidant ingredients like berry extracts and vitamin C. We love Alchimie Forever Kantic Brightening Moisture Mask.

Dry skin loves a hydrating masque. Hydrating masques contain moisture-driving ingredients like sodium hyaluronate, essential oils, kernel oils and shea butter which soften the skin. Some of our faves are June Jacobs Age Defying Hydrating Masque and SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Masque.

Have a blast masquing! No costumes necessary!

You can find the products mentioned on SkinStore.com.




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