Rimmel London and NYC New York Color – Perfect Brows

BROW THIS WAY COLLECTION FROM RIMMEL LONDON
From natural arches to power brows, this season’s hottest looks are all about fierce eyebrows. Groom your brows with the Brow Styling Gel, designed for easy application with a mascara-style wand, or go for a stand-out look with the four-piece Brow Sculpting Kit. Each long-lasting formula dries to a lightweight finish, offering comfortable, all-day brow control. Take inspiration from the catwalks and wear your super-styled brows with minimal makeup—your perfectly defined arches are all the impact you need.

Brow Styling Gel ($4.49): Tame, enhance, and beautify brows with this styling gel. A mascara-style precision applicator makes it easy to brush brows into just the right shape, defining and enhancing each hair. The lightweight, long-lasting gel sets fast, giving you all-day perfection. A palette of three tinted versions and one clear variety lets you choose from a natural look or high-impact brows, and each gel sets with a non-sticky shine. Packaged in a sleek tube embellished with a Union Jack in white silver, this gel makes defined brows simple. AVAILABLE SHADES: Blonde (001,) Medium Brown (002,) Dark Brown (003,) Clear (004)

Brow Sculpting Kit ($4.49): For a bolder, sculpted look, this four-piece kit includes styling wax, setting powder, a specially designed double-ended brush, and a spooly brush, giving you everything you need to create a gorgeously groomed brow. First, shape your brows by applying the styling wax with angled brush, using smooth strokes to define and contour. Next, use the other end of the brush to blend the setting powder, filling in sparse areas with as much color as you dare. Finish by using the spooly brush to lock in the look. With three color palettes, you can match your natural hue or go a shade darker for even more impact. AVAILABLE SHADES: Blonde (001,) Medium Brown (002,) Dark Brown (003)

NYC New York Color Lovatics by Demi Eyebrow Liner ($1.99) -Want that little detail that changes it all? The secret is out with new Lovatics by Demi Eyebrow Liner. Complete your perfectly poised look like your favorite stylishly cool star and create a work of art with long wear color that easily defines natural brows in high definition. The pencil easily glides for color application while the built in brush enables you to groom and shape your brows for a masterpiece only suitable for the Met. Make the difference in shades Medium Brown and Dark Brown

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NYC New York Color Showtime Lash & Brow Clear Mascara ($2.99)– GROOM YOUR LASHES & EYEBROWS FOR A PERFECTLY DEFINED LOOK! NYC New York Color Lash & Brow Clear Mascara grooms and defines for flawless lashes and eyebrows. Transluscent formula allows versatility for groomed lashes and eyebrows. Contains provitamins for hair lash health.

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Ann Taylor Botanical Prints and Accessories

Keep things tropical this summer whether or not you have an exotic getaway planned. Ann Taylor has all of the botanical prints you need to channel an exotic escape with birds of paradise, leafy and palm motifs in light fabrics and silhouettes sure to keep you cool as temperatures spike.

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These summer prints are also the perfect companion for last-minute tropical getaways. Presenting Ann Taylor’s “Destinations Summer Sweepstakes,” where one sweepstakes winner (and a friend) will win a getaway to Tulum, Mexico. Additionally, weekly winners will win stylish prizes now through July 8. Click here for more information.

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Sparkling Ice Water and Recipes

Sparkling Ice has a new water product line.  This is awesome because you can take your health and beverage selection to the next level.  The carbonated water’s infused with natural flavors and zero calories.  My personal favorite is Peach Nectarine.

Customers can also enjoy Sparkling Ice in a variety of ways beyond sipping from a glass.  Did you know the product line’s used in recipes?  Take a look at the selections below:

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Ingredients

SPARKLING ICE Cherry Limeade
Mint Leaves
Mashed cherries
Lime
Club soda

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Yield – 1 cup

Prep Time – Less than 5 minutes

Ingredients

½ cup Peach Nectarine Sparkling ICE
½ cup seedless raspberry preserves
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Combine Sparkling ICE and preserves in a bowl and beat with a whisk until combined.
Whisk in Dijon mustard and black pepper.

Serving Suggestion:

Pairs well with cooled roasted beets, topped with walnuts, and blue cheese.

Toss dressing with baby spinach, red onion, goat cheese, and strawberries.

 

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Yield 2 cups

Serves 6-8 people

Ingredients

2 Bottles Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade
1/3 Cup Soy Sauce
5 Garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger, minced
1 Tablespoon whole black peppercorns
1 Teaspoon red pepper flake
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 lbs. Pork Tenderloin
Salt and Pepper
1/2 cup Scallion, sliced thinly

Directions

To prepare the marinade, whisk together Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, whole peppercorns, red pepper flake and olive oil in a large bowl.
Place pork tenderloin in a large zip lock bag or shallow baking dish.
Pour marinade over pork, cover or seal.
Refrigerate for 6 hours.
Remove pork from marinade and pat dry. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Reserve the liquid.
Place marinade in small saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Preheat your grill (medium high heat).
Place pork on pre-heated grill and close the cover. Turn and brush the pork with the simmered marinade every 5 minutes. Cook until meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork registers 145°F, about 15-20 minutes.
Rest for 10 minutes, slice and serve with scallions and warm marinade liquid.

All recipes are from Sparkling Ice.com

Talk of Alabama Lifestyle Segment – Safe Decorating for Kids Rooms

I was invited to host a lifestyle segment on ABC 33/40, Talk of Alabama and share safety tips for kids rooms. The segment was a lot of fun because I truly enjoy discussing new products with a local audience!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH:  TALK OF ALABAMA

The main focus was to bring safety awareness of products for kids rooms.  Parents must ask are home decor items functional and eliminate hazards for little ones?

As a mom, I love to decorate my kids room (especially in character themes) but there’s also consideration for electric plugs, heat consumption, contained storage bins, and comfortable sleep.

The products shown below are beneficial and can be successful in everyone’s home:

 

 1.  Blindsgalore (BG Kids Brand) Shade – recommends completely cordless blinds or shades when children in the home.  The company offers hundred of independently certified child safe blinds and shades.


2.  Kidzooz Pillow – Designed by a chiropractor, parent and grandparent, this is more than just a stuffed animal or pillow but a product that combines the two while encouraging good sleep habits.


3.  BPA Free Storage and Organizers

  • Available in three colors – grey, pink and blue
  • Includes three pieces – a caddy, bucket and tote
  • The storage items are BPA Free and made of a durable canvas exterior.


4.  Interactive Finding Dory Wall Friend –  The interactive light-up, talking Wall Friend from uncle Milton toys is a perfect addition to a child’s bedroom.

  • Just touch the remote control button and watch as Dory lights up and talks with many fun, familiar phrases from the new Finding Dory movie.

 

Sally Hansen at Stella McCartney – Paris Fashion Week

SALLY HANSEN PERFECTING THE NATURAL NAIL AT STELLA MCCARTNEY’S
WINTER 2016 FASHION SHOW

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Sally Hansen, the exclusive nail sponsor of Stella McCartney Collections in 2016, added the finishing touch to the Stella McCartney Winter 2016 Fashion show with a flawless and always on trend nude nail look. S Adding to the elegant and polished silhouettes, Sally Hansen’s Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole elevated the natural nail look by using a warm beige tinted shade giving nails a deeper nude undertone perfect for the runway.

Madeline Poole used two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “Au Nature-al”, a fresh clean shade that reveals unexpected added coverage while still maintaining the neutral aesthetic. The warm shade matches precisely with skin tone and delivers the perfect amount of color for a flawless finish.

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“This season we wanted to celebrate the signature Stella look. Luxurious and effortless, sensual with a sense of humour and a tomboy side” – says Stella McCartney
“This year at Stella McCartney we are using a very classic shade. “Au Nature-al” is an amazing shade from Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in a sheer mid tone beige. With built in base and top coat the models are getting a quick and thorough high shine manicure that’s perfect for every day, every scenario, and every outfit change”– says Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador

THE SHADE

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Au Nature-al

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Sally Hansen’s award-winning Complete Salon Manicure collection infuses trend-setting shades with an expert quality formula to deliver salon-caliber results. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure delivers seven salon manicure steps in one bottle. Chip resistant strength joins gel-quality shine. Must-have color meets nourishing benefits. Plus, a built-in base and top coat, it’s everything you need to achieve a professional manicure at home.

THE STELLA MCCARTNEY WINTER 2016 COLLECTION

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Celebrating signature Stella. Luxurious and effortless. Sensual with a sense of humour and a tomboy side.Urban puffa jackets in imposing dimensions with feather free wadding. Mock turtlenecks and fluid knits with ruffle detailing in shades of bright pink, scarlet, caramel, and black. Cropped ‘Skin Free Skin’ bomber jackets and quilted black shorts.Denim adopts a sporty mood in a bold tie-dye finish and elasticated cords looping through dresses.

A swan print motif glides effortlessly on loose jacquard pieces and silk garments. Contrast fringing on pyjama legs, shorts and shirts introduces a fuzzy and playful feeling.Softly structured silhouettes in speckled grey and black tweeds play on volume with high waisted trousers and tops buttoning at the cuff. Nipped waists and handcrafted detailing create a sense of form and fabrication with an elegantly unpolished and light-hearted attitude. Raw edges and visible topstitching toughen up outerwear. Felted and fluid flecked knitwear wraps around the body.Tailoring plays with suspended sheer tulle with velvet tuxedo jackets seemingly floating off the shoulders.Delicate lace cocktail dresses are fully foiled with sunken Swiss lace collars and kilt-like pleating. A sense of romance is heightened in plush tones of rose, forest green, teal, pastel yellow and peach combined with silver, gold and copper metallics. Shoes are minimal with a sporty sensibility in velvet, denim and eco alter nappa finishes. Pointed-toe styles, mules and pumps have a triangular wedge, while sustainably made flats have zip detailing on the front. Bags are hand-held with a cartridge pleated carry-all and smooth rounded metal handle and furry balls or with a marble finish and gold edging. Enamel jewellery in crescent, cylindrical and artistic shapes that hang from ears and necks on curves of precious metals.

THE MANICURIST
Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole is a nail expert working in New York and LA. Trained as a painter, Madeline worked odd jobs like vintage poster restoration as an art student in Baltimore. Her unique talent in crafting innovative designs, emphasis on skin care and attention to the hand as a whole makes her one of the most sought after names in the beauty industry. As part of the collaboration with Sally Hansen, Madeline helps setting the artistic direction for a new generation of modern nail looks and collections with her fashion-forward vision on a worldwide basis.

Nude Makeup Products – Rimmel London, Sally Hansen, and NYC New York Color

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Rimmel London, Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color have the perfect new products to give you a subtle and sexy “nude” look! The new Expert Last Matte Lip Lacquer in Noho Matte Nude and the Rimmel London NEW! Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Nudes collection will add a subtle glow to your lips while the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (new formula infused with Keratin Complex) in Camelflage or Au Nature-Al, will add the perfect “nude” hue to your nails!

NYC New York Color Expert Last Matte Lip Color: ($3.99)
With a comfort of a gloss and a color impact of a matte lipstick, the NYC NEW YORK COLOR Expert last matte lip laquer offers you the most glamourous look ever
With High Impact, explosive color, a velvet smooth, non-sticky finish and full coverage, this gloss has it all.
Available shades: Bowery Matte Berry, Riverdale Matte Red, Noho Matte Nude (shown)

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FOOD FOR YOUR NAILS: SALLY HANSEN COMPLETE SALON MANICURETM IS NOW INFUSED WITH NEW KERATIN COMPLEX ($7.99)

YOUR FAVORITE NAIL POLISH TAKES STRENGTHENING TO ANOTHER LEVEL! SALLY HANSEN LAUNCHES NEW AND IMPROVED COMPLETE SALON MANICURETM FORMULA INSPIRED BY HAIR-CARE TECHNOLOGY.

Sally Hansen continues to lead in nail innovation! Complete Salon ManicureTM, loved by millions of women worldwide, is now even better. Drawing from technological advances in the hair-care arena, the newly revamped formula now incorporates a keratin complex to help reinforce nail strength to resist breaking and chipping for up to 64% stronger nails and up to 10 days of chip- resistant wear. It’s everything you need to achieve a professional nail look at home.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon ManicureTM boasts 7 benefits in one bottle, plus a flawless-finish brush for easy application and a salon-quality finish. The chip-resistant polish still features all of the elements you know and love: base coat, strengthener now featuring a keratin complex, growth treatment, salon color in runway-ready shades, top coat, and gel shine finish.

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RIMMEL INTRODUCES THE NEW NUDE COLLECTION BY KATE MOSS, A SOPHISTICATED PALETTE OF DELICATE AND CHIC SHADES FOR LIPS DESIGNED BY THE SUPERMODEL HERSELF.

THINK: Dare to go bare!

WHAT IT IS: Ready to go bare? No one knows better than Kate that neutrals create a gorgeous and understated look, transcending day to night and demure to sexy. What’s more, there is a perfect, flattering nude for Each and Every skin tone – perfect for boosting your natural glamour.

Kate has created the season’s most lust-worthy nude shades for lips and tips. Inspired by the catwalks and her own timeless sense of style, the Nude Collection By Kate Moss offers delicate pinks, subtle apricots, cashmere beiges and rich toffee tones – there truly is a chic shade for everyone!

Talking about her Nude Collection, Kate says: “I want every girl to feel great in her own skin and find her prefect nude. Makeup is all about having fun and experimenting with both natural looks and red carpet glamour. But, for this collection, I really wanted to go back to basics, so I have designed a perfect palette of nudes to suit everyone. I think we’ve truly got a shade for every Rimmel girl.”

The Essential Nude Lip: Lasting Finish Lipstick By Kate
Nude lips are having a major moment. Whether you’re a delicate rose or a caramel beauty, every girl needs the perfect au naturel lipstick. The Nude Collection stars ten new shades of Lasting Finish Lipstick, each carefully created by Kate. You’ll love the tan nude hue of shade #043, flattering for girls with warm undertone. Add warmth to skin with three pretty nude pink shades: #040, #041 and #042. Brighten-up your look with coral-hued #044, rose-tinted #045 and olive nude #046. Or give dimension to lips with the brandy, chocolate and coffee tones of #047, #048 and #049. Find your fave then go nude with total confidence and a full-on London attitude. Don’t know which nude is right for you? Keep an eye out for Rimmel lipstick map on social media platforms to find your perfect nude.

The lipstick’s ultra-elegant design makes it a must-have. The soft peach nude pack echoes the shade palette with the Kate signature emblazoned on the cap in chic white.

AVAILABLE SHADES: #040 – a pale nude (not pictured), #041 – a pink nude, #042 – an apricot nude, #043 – a tan nude, #044 – a coral nude, #045 – a rose nude, #046 – an olive nude, #047 – a brandy nude, #048 – a dark nude, #049 – a coffee nude

WHAT THEY COST: $5.79 exclusively at Walmart

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Sally Hansen and Stella McCartney Summer 2016 Nail Look

As the exclusive nail sponsor of Stella McCartney Collections in 2016, Sally Hansen freshened up the look, on the Stella McCartney Summer 2016 catwalk in Paris Fashion Week, with a subtle and modern nude nail. To accessorize the effortlessly elegant in the designer’s collection, Sally Hansen’s Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole elevated bare nails by using an understated sheer polish that sent clean nudes down the runway.

Revealing the nude nail’s unexpected potential for uniqueness, Madeline Poole used two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in “Arm Candy,” maintaining a neutral aesthetic.

“We wanted to reflect and compliment the explosion of colour, energy and movement within the collection by celebrating a true summer beauty look that is fresh and natural, while also embracing the individuality of women” – says Stella McCartney

“We’re using a sheer pale pink “Arm Candy” for Stella’s SS16 show. Stella’s whimsical and mixed use of color and pattern need a nail that’s understated and low maintenance. This is a look that anyone can wear – a sheer polish looks refined and subtle on any shape nail bed and any skin tone. “Arm Candy” leaves a bit of the natural nail showing through so it creates a custom finish for each girl.” – says Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador

THE SHADE

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Arm Candy

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Sally Hansen’s award-winning Complete Salon Manicure collection infuses trend-setting shades with an expert quality formula to deliver salon-caliber results. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure delivers seven salon manicure steps in one bottle. Chip resistant strength joins gel-quality shine. Must-have color meets nourishing benefits. Plus, a built-in base and top coat, it’s everything you need to achieve a professional manicure at home.
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THE STELLA MCCARTNEY SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION

An explosion of colour, energy and movement. A true celebration of summer, exuding a vivacious and liberated spirit.

A feeling of fearlessness is expressed through the unexpected layering of masculine bold checks and stripes to create a play on feminine transparency with rich and graphic textures.

Contrast color pleated dresses quiver and float in sharp sculptural layers of bright blue, spring green, chili red and pink. Either thigh-skimming or floor-grazing, their engineered hemlines rise and fall to reveal tempting flashes of leg.

Knitwear sits close to the skin. Polo tops in wrapping shapes with sporty striped edging. Pleated ribs with cut-aways stretch to reveal slices of sky, berry and mint. Raw indigo denim is highly structured with visible white stitching, whilst two-toned ribs with undulating movement feature extreme fringing.

Clean tailoring reflects the ease of summer in dusty rose, tan and black. Trousers are wide, yet the silhouette is elongated and free, retaining a sensual connection to the body. Monochrome statements in organic cotton piqué shirting and black summer knit tailoring. Scoop necklines expose and accentuate the female form.

Inspired by abstract sculptures, ribbons are distilled into primitive swirls and refined spirals layered on embroidered mesh in pure white and black, or chili red on berry.

A unique airtex effect is created using transparent eyelet embroidery. Asymmetric or floor length, they stand out in acid shades of lemon, bright orange, cobalt blue, and black and white.

Accessories include a modern take on the Riviera open sandals with sporty soles. Cherry tinted sustainable wooden platform clogs in nude, tan and black. Wicker and alter nappa bags with round buckles and gold chain mail. Oversize aviator sunglasses with a square color contrasted detail, in a palette that compliments the tones of the season.

THE NAIL ARTIST

Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole is a nail expert working in New York and LA. Trained as a painter, Madeline worked odd jobs like vintage poster restoration as an art student in Baltimore. Her unique talent in crafting innovative designs, emphasis on skin care and attention to the hand as a whole makes her one of the most sought after names in the beauty industry. As part of the collaboration with Sally Hansen, Madeline helps setting the artistic direction for a new generation of modern nail looks and collections with her fashion-forward vision on a worldwide basis.

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