Amazon Prime Now Celebrates Mother’s Day with Free Two-Hour Delivery of Fresh Flowers

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Prime Now, Amazon’s superfast delivery service, will be offering FREE two-hour delivery of fresh flowers starting on 5/13 through Mother’s Day, 5/14.

 Featured Photo from Passion for Savings.com

Fresh flowers are always a great way to show the moms in your life how much you love and appreciate her. Whether you want to save time by skipping a trip to the store, you can’t be with your mom on this Mother’s Day and want to send her a gift, or you just forgot to get a gift until the last minute, Prime Now has you covered!

 

In addition to fresh flowers, Prime Now offers one and two-hour delivery on tens of thousands of items from Amazon, including awesome last-minute Mother’s Day gifts such as jewelry, cards, candy and beauty products.

 

Amazon Prime members can shop all items available in their area and place orders via the Prime Now app or on www.primenow.com. One-hour delivery costs $7.99, and two-hour delivery is free.

Wanderlust Hoodie and Leggings – Fashion Nova

One thing on my bucket list:  Skydiving

The definition of a perfect day:  Hanging out at the beach with family & friends

Hidden talent:  Dancing

Best advice received as a woman:  Live in the moment and be present

Favorite beauty essential:  Mascara

Middle name:  Jeanette after my grandmother

Least favorite food:  Roasted Duck

Moment Falling in Love:  When I couldn’t live without him

Best career advice:  Just keep going

Favorite Inspirational Book:  Your Best Life Now by Joel Osteen

Dream vacation:  Tokyo, Japan

Wanderlust Hoodie & Leggings collaboration from Fashion Nova.com

Artis Elite Mirror Oval 7

It’s no secret that celebrities, influencers and makeup artists can’t get enough of Artis. So, why would it be a surprise that everyone’s favorite celebrity makeup artists, Sir John (responsible for achieving Beyonce’s flawless looks), and Ana Marie Rizzieri (behind Rose Byrne’s gorgeous looks in Henrietta Lacks on HBO), have one major thing in common – they both love using the Artis Elite Mirror Oval 7!

Artis Elite Mirror Oval 7 ($62 at ArtisBrush.com):

This patented, perfect size face brush brilliant applies foundation, blush, highlighting, bronzing, skincare, and setting powders. Artis brushes are made exclusively with CosmeFibre, a revolutionary engineered fibre made for applying cosmetic and makeup products.

GET THE LOOK: Rita Ora at the 2017 Met Gala

Who: Rita Ora at the 2017 Met Gala
The Look: 1930’s Hollywood
The Inspiration:  Rita’s gorgeous silk gown confection by Marchesa immediately inspired Celebrity Makeup Artist Kathy Jeung to give Rita a strong red lip to match her dress. Kathy added strong brows and bold lashes with a matte skin finish, added glowing shimmery highlights on the cheekbones and lower lash line.
How to Get the Look: 
Skin
Kathy applied Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer all over Rita’s cleansed face to create a smooth mattifying canvas for makeup. She then applied Rimmel London Match Perfection 2 ‘n 1 Concealer in shade Light with her ring finger in a tapping motion underneath Rita’s eyes, erasing dark circles. Kathy applied Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation in Sand with a flat foundation brush in broad strokes over Rita’s face, and blended with a damp sponge, giving Rita a sheer, natural looking matte finish.
Cheeks
Kathy used Rimmel London Kate Moss Sculpting & Highlighting Kit in Golden Sands to highlight the tops of Rita’s cheekbones, above her jawline and down length of her nose. She contoured the hollows under her cheekbones, just under her jawbone and under her chin using a narrow wedge brush and applied the blush using a rounded brush on the apples of her cheeks and extended towards temples.
Kathy added a natural glow and a healthy dose of color by applying Rimmel London’s Natural Bronzer in Sun Bronze, with a large fluffy brush, by dusting lightly along hairline, on temples, on cheeks and under chin. She also blended into the face to soften the contour.
Eyes
Kathy applied the beige shade of the Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Shadow Contouring Palette in Keep Calm & Wear Gold all over the eyelid to browbone as a base color and browbone highlighter. She used the dark beige matte shade in the eye socket hollow to enhance the crease. She lined Rita’s eyes using Rimmel ScandalEyes Thick & Thin Eyeliner by applying a thin line along the lashes to subtlety blend in the lash line. Lastly, she enhanced Rita’s eye look by using Rimmel London’s brand new volumizing, clump-free Shake It Fresh Mascara to complete the look.
Brows
Kathy gave Rita a structured brow, using Rimmel London Brow This Way Brow Sculpting Kit in Dark Brown. She brushed the powder on to fill in, and extend the shape and give structure to Rita’s eyebrows. She then used Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel in Clear to keep stray hairs in place.
Lips
Kathy lined Rita’s lips using Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish Lip Liner in  Red Dynamite to give added shape and staying power. She finished off the lips by applying Rimmel London’s Show Off Lip Velvet in Burning Lava and Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Matte Lipstick in Kiss of Life. She layered Rimmel London #Insta Fix & Matte Translucent Powder in between the layers to keep everything in place.
Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Get The Look App available on iTunes and Google Play. Rimmel London’s new Shake It Fresh is available now at Target.com.
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HAILEY BALDWIN WEARS GIGI BURRIS MILLINERY TO THE 2017 COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA IN NEW YORK

Hailey Baldwin attends the 2017 Met Gala clad in a Swarovski studded crystal veil by Gigi Burris Millinery. Baldwin donned a veil created from delicate french netting hand studded with hundreds of clear colored Swarovski crystals.

ABOUT HAILEY BALDWIN’S LOOK
The veil head piece comprised of french netting is embellished with hundreds of hand placed Swarovksi crystals.

ABOUT GIGI BURRIS
Gigi Burris Millinery is a New York based luxury accessories line of hats and headpieces. The brand was a 2014 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist and 2016 CFDA Award Nominee.  It is exclusively distributed internationally at boutiques such as Colette, Lane Crawford, Neiman Marcus, and The Webster. More info can be found at   www.gigiburris.com

KENDALL JENNER AND MARY J. BLIGE WEAR LA PERLA HAUTE COUTURE TO THE 2017 COSTUME INSTITUTE GALA IN NEW YORK

Kendall Jenner and Mary J. Blige attend the 2017 Met Gala clad in two creations from the La Perla Haute Couture Collection designed by Creative Director Julia Haart. Jenner donned an all-over crystal draped gown in dégradé shades, complete with a barely-there painted macramé bodysuit. Blige debuted La Perla’s latest innovation: latex lace. The corseted column gown in stretch tulle, latex lace, and silk cady perfectly links La Perla’s lingerie heritage with its future in haute couture.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Kendall Jenner attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Mary J Blige attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

ABOUT KENDALL JENNER’S GOWN
Created from 85,000 hand painted and placed crystals, Jenner’s La Perla gown is a culmination of over 160 hours of work, spanning 5 cities and 26 craftsmen. Each hand painted crystal is placed en dégradé, creating a flow of color from Diamond into Jet Hematite and finishing off in Jet Black.

“I was inspired by Rei Kawakubo’s concept of ‘un-fabric’ and her ability to create movement out of seemingly immobile materials. So, I created my own ‘un-fabric’ by affixing stones to a single thread, creating a beautiful and liquid suspension that mirrored the qualities of a fine silk.” – Julia Haart, La Perla Creative Director

ABOUT MARY J BLIGE’S GOWN:
Inspired by Rei Kawakubo’s concept of ‘un-fabric,’ Creative Director Julia Haart created hand-sculpted latex lace as the principal feature for Blige’s provocative column gown. Starting with a corset that features a built-in La Perla bra, the black stretch tulle is adorned with scalloped latex lace and hand-placed boning detail.

“I am so honored to be attending the Met Gala with the legendary Mary J. Blige. Her strength and femininity inspired me to create a gown that is both tough and feminine – strong and sexy.” – Julia Haart, La Perla Creative Director

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Mary J. Blige (R) attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

ABOUT JULIA HAART’S GOWN: The bordeaux stretch tulle and georgette gown is embellished with hand painted metallic feathers and crystal beadwork. Complete with a hand shredded tulle train and structured shawl collar, the look is an elegant testament to La Perla’s expertise in the world of Haute Couture.

ABOUT LA PERLA:
Founded in 1954 by the talented corsetry maker Ada Masotti, La Perla is a leading Italian fashion house renowned for its expertly crafted ready-to-wear, lingerie, and beachwear. Artisanal heritage, knowledge of the female body, blend of innovation and tradition and Italian identity are the founding values of the La Perla universe. In the second half of 2013, the company was acquired by Pacific Global Management, owned by Silvio Scaglia’s family holding and already active in the fashion industry through the world’s largest model management network, operating under the brands Elite, Women and The Society. La Perla sells its creations through a network of flagship stores, shop-in-shops and corners located in the heart of the most important fashion districts, as well as being present in the best department stores and specialized boutiques worldwide. The company, led by Creative Director Julia Haart, offers collections of ready-to-wear, lingerie, sleepwear, beachwear, loungewear, accessories and haute couture for women and men who aim at expressing their style with ease and sophistication. www.laperla.com

How Are You Going to Change Up Your Hair For Spring?

Ammon Carver, L’ANZA Healing Haircare Global Creative Director is here to help put that extra little pep into your step!

Celebrate your tousled texture and strut your natural stuff – now is the time to have more fun and go with a beach-inspired, bouncy and free-spirited style!

o   If you have finer/straight hair, use a dry texture spray like the L’ANZA Healing Style Dry Texture Spray – it has similarities to a dry shampoo and provides that extra volume and juj, without the greasy oil or residue.

o   If you have textured hair (insert Beyoncé’s gorgeous curls), an oil like the L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Hair Plumper is great for providing gorgeous fullness, without leaving the hair feeling dry.

  • Go with a lighter shade of Bayalage. Or, if you’re looking for something a bit more drastic without the commitment, a temporary rose gold color tone is a great option.

o   Protect with the L’ANZA Healing ColorCare Color-Preserving Shampoo and Conditioner, which replaces vital nutrients and moisture to maintain color and contains Flower Shield Complex for anti-fading.

  • Braided accents and ponytails are all the latest rage right now – everyone is longing for a fresh and youthful look in the spring! And, if you’re looking for something a bit more edgy, sport a side spiked side part for going out.

o   Finish with the quick-drying L’ANZA Keratin Healing Oil Lustrous Finishing Hairspray that provides great hold, extended UV/hair color protection, shine and volume, and fights frizz/humidity (not to mention it smells amazing).

o   Use the L’ANZA Healing Style Brilliant Texture to polish and provide flyaway control and shine for your spring pony.

Conair Hairbrushes Product Review – Affordable Styling Tool

Owning the right set of hair brushes can be the same as purchasing a gorgeous lipstick.  It’s essential to your beauty routine and a must-have product.

I decided to give my hair some attention and invest in the proper set of brushes. The summer requires a lot of hair manipulation and can lead to loss at the root.

To help out in this area, Conair shipped a set of brushes.  I’m huge fan of the hot air brush that was featured on this site a year ago and was excited to receive the package.  In terms of hair maintenance, the brush is by no means a substitute for professional blowouts but I have received compliments after using this product.

My technique is to apply serum, section the hair, start on a low-heat; working until the hair is straight.

Product Review:

Let’s talk about the new set of brushes!  I received the Quick Blow-Dry Metal Vent Brush, Carbon Smooth Fast Drying Anti Static Brush, and Ultra Detangler Large Nylon Round Brush.  Again, each brush has an individual use, which is very important to remember.

The Quick Blow-Dry Metal Vent Brush allows airflow from your dryer to the hair; Smooth Fast Drying Anti Static Brush prevents static after blow-drying, and Ultra Detangler Nylon Round brush easily glides through wet hair.  You’re probably asking, “Which brush did I use?”  And the answer is all of them!

The ultimate purpose of using a hairbrush is not just for styling but it’s critical to the health of your hair. I suggest researching the right hair tools and visit your local Ulta to purchase a set of Conair Brushes.  The company has a variety of brushes for all hair types.

After using the set of brushes, I have received several compliments on my hair and it’s not because I’m a great stylist (smile) but due to using the right tools!

 

Sephora Grand Opening in Riverchase Galleria

Sephora cosmetics store will be opening on Friday, May 5, 2017 in the Riverchase Galleria.  If you don’t know about Sephora, they offer an array of beauty products such as fragrance, makeup, nail polish, and hair care.  

The grand opening will be located inside of JCPenney from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  More details about the event are below:

“Join us on May 5th as we launch the newest addition to our store!  We will have entertainment, door prizes and LOTS of fun for our Grand Opening!  With over 40 years of experience in the cosmetic industry and the company’s rapid expansions inside JCPenney since 2006, Sephora continues to be a leader in the beauty industry by providing unbiased, personalized service in a fun, interactive, client-inspired environment!”

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2017: Smashbox, Sophia Gushee, and Wink Brow Bar

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time we start thinking about the perfect gift for her. Thank god ColorMetrics, Smashbox, Sophia Gushee and Wink Brow Bar.

For the busy mom: Get real hair color in one swipe with TouchBack Marker

Unlike mascara, crayons, gels, and powders, TouchBack won’t flake or rub off with brushing.TouchBack bonds to the hair and stays true until shampooed out.

For the healthy mom: Learn how to detox your home (and your life) with A to Z of D-Toxing, written by Sophia Gushee

“I share the lay of the land that I wish I had sooner–a road map of a family’s potentially toxic exposures, especially those that are avoidable–so that you can formulate a game plan that suits your family’s unique environment, lifestyle, and budget.”

For the bold mom: Give her brows that wow at Wink Brow Bar

“Defined brows make you look in control and portray your mental outlook on life. From an aesthetic perspective, they structure your face, so that the eye rests on a person’s upper area, make your jawline lift and cheekbones higher.” – Umbreen Sheikh, Founder of Wink Brow Bar

For the glam mom: Help her get the glow with Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Radiance Primer

This satin-smooth formula illuminates, perfects and enhances radiance while hydrating for better makeup application.