Holiday Sparkle with ybf beauty: Liquid Star Shadows

Swipe, set, and glow! These intense, pigmented liquid eyeshadows are perfect for the holiday season.

Featured Photo from DIY Makeup Tutorials

ybf Liquid Star Shadows

These lightweight, liquid eyeshadows feature a creamyself-settingopaque formula that requires no primer to create a crease-resistant, smoldering look. The thinly consistent yet lustrous formula can be worn as a sheer wash of color or layered with ease for high color intensity. The long-lasting shadows set within moments.

USAGE: With our flat paddle applicator swipe across the eye, smudging to soften and diffuse. Lightly line along the top and bottom lash lines for a soft, smudged liner look.

SHADES: Magnetic Moonlight, Beaming Beige, Supernova Spice, Stellar Sienna

PRICE: $35


vbeauté Soft Core Rejuvenating Glacial Oil – Product Review

It takes time and effort to have beautiful skin.  There’s a few basic techniques that one should incorporate in their skincare routine which includes applying vbeaute’ Soft Core Rejuvenating Glacial Oil.  The rejuvenating oil is unscented and provides instant hydration.

Product Review –

vbeaute’ Soft Core Rejuvenating Glacial Oil holds true to the beautiful violet container and swiss botanical ingredients.  The oil improves skin smoothness and leaves a radiant-looking finish.  I tested this product (after cleansing my face) and the results included a glowing, youthful appearance.

vbeauté Soft Core Rejuvenating Glacial Oil can also be used morning and evening.

To learn more about the product, read below:

vbeauté Soft Core Rejuvenating Glacial Oil

  • Fast-absorbing, dry, lightweight oil that increases skin moisture for up to 12 hours
  • Contains BerryFlux Vita Complex, an oil-soluble extract of raspberry cultured stem cells plus a blend of lipids
  • Formulated with 34% squalene to help optimize skin’s moisture and help with the look of skin suppleness
  • Contains antioxidants from Swiss Alpine rose plant stem cells to help protect skin against free radical aggressors
  • Contains highest quality raspberry extracts and jojoba seed oil originally sourced from the semi-desert areas of the United States
  • Contains camellia oil from a winter-blooming flower that has been harvested for centuries
  • Contains avocado oil extracted from the flesh of the avocado fruit, and not the seed
  • Dermatologist and allergy tested; Free of parabens, fragrance and mineral oils

Price: $50


After using Soft Core just once, 100% showed an average of 143% increase in skin hydration.

Spa Day at Home – Beauty Favorites

Treat yourself to a spa day at home with beauty favorites ranging from skincare to hair and everything in between.

Hop in the shower with Lavanila Laboratories’ Healthy Vanilla Bean Cream Body Scrub. Blended with whipped shea butter and five nourishing essential oils, it whisks away dead skin cells—revealing soft, hydrated and, glowing skin ($40;

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Wrap up your wet hair with DreamDry’s Dream Turban™, and cut drying time in half. Made from an incredibly plush, extra-absorbent fabric, the Dream Turban™ gets the job done, leaving your hair healthy and shiny ($30;

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Keep your skin looking and feeling great with KORRES Body Oils. They come in an assortment of scents that will leave your skin feeling it’s best. Moisturize with a spritz after showering for smoother looking skin. This lightweight body oil provides a soft glow and fresh scent. With an easy-to-apply spray, it’s perfect for trouble spots and dries quickly so you can get going on your day ($28;

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Treat your feet with PediSpa by Look Beauty Gentle Exfoliating Foot Mask. This non-traditional masque contains a foot exfoliate plus treatment filled in a pair of wearable socks. Found in the Pharmacy Foot Care Aisle, the effective treatment contains key ingredients like chamomile and natural botanical fruit extracts to help control callus build-up for visibly smooth feet within two weeks ($9.99; Target in the Pharmacy Foot Care Aisle and

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Beautyblender Care and Tips from Instyle Magazine

I wanted to share this article titled, “Stop Ruining Your Beautyblender By Following These Tips” written by Alexis Bennet from Instyle Magazine.  For those who may not know, this particular makeup sponge is significant due to the shape, material, and application technique.


Although the blender’s considered to be much pricer than normal applicators, most makeup artist (and enthusiast) notice a difference after use.  I also love the fact that it’s small enough to fit in my pocket or cosmetics bag.  I’ve noticed several questions (on Instagram) asking how to properly care for the Beautyblender.  Thankfully, Instyle Magazine explained the best tips for preventing holes and breakage.

Photo Credit: Instyle Magazine
Photo Credit: Instyle Magazine

 Beautyblender creator Rea Anna Silva states, “First and foremost, it still amazes me how after so many years that people (even friends and family) still don’t know to wet it,” Silva exclaims. “You have to wet your Beautyblender to get it in its optimum condition for use and for the best makeup application.”

The brand has also expanded to cleansers, tools, and more accessories.  Click on the article and watch more “blending magic” on January 21, 2016, the upcoming HSN special:  Stop Ruining Your Beautyblender By Following These Tips

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Christie Brinkley Skincare Collection – HSN Feature

Christie Brinkley Skin care

Mark your calendar now to tune into HSN on October 29th where Christie Brinkley will be back to share the details behind her skincare collection – Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare!

This breakthrough skincare line features products from a IR-Defense Day Cream to a Foaming Cleanser that address multiple signs of aging.  Also, don’t forget to stay connected and follow all tweets during the show via @HSN



Nicki Minaj The PinkPrint Fragrance and Video

Nicki Minaj has launched her new scent titled The PinkPrint Fragrance.  The celebrity was excited to share the product and discuss details on


I’m a fragrance girl and had to share with my fellow beauty enthusiasts!

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Photo and Video from @HSN Instagram



Soledad OBrien and Brad Raymond


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Soledad OBrien and Mindy Grossman

Award-winning Journalist Soledad OBrien along with her husband Brad Raymond hosted the annual fundraising event, “New Orleans to New York City Gala,” with guests Bevy Smith, Ubah Hassan, Geoffrey Fletcher and more. The celebration was the biggest night of the year for the Starfish Foundation, created to provide promising young women a bridge between obstacles and opportunities. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception followed by the evening’s festivities which included a special music performance by members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

The Starfish Foundation Industry Roundtable Powered by Build N Blaze gave Starfish scholars a behind the scenes look inside running the Home Shopping Network (HSN). HSN CEO Mindy Grossman was on site for a Q&A with Soledad OBrien and to take the young women scholars through a day in the life at the network.

ABOUT THE STARFISH FOUNDATION: After witnessing the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina in 2006, OBrien and Raymond began privately awarding scholarships to young women who didn’t have the resources for success. As their efforts grew, they officially formed the Starfish Foundation to expand their reach and help even more young women. Today the Starfish Foundation provides scholarships to disadvantaged young women in under-served communities and is committed to giving more than just financial assistance to its scholarship honorees. The Foundation creates a customized support program for each participant that reflects that person’s specific needs.


HSN Annual Spring Fashion Series from Wendy Williams, Lisa Kline, Serena Williams, June Ambrose, Diane Gilman, Hal Rubenstein, Snob Essentials

HSN’s Annual Spring Fashion Series Features the Debut of Stylish Exclusive Collections from Wendy Williams and Lisa Kline and New Spring Offerings from HSN Favorites:

Serena Williams, June Ambrose, Diane Gilman,

Hal Rubenstein, Snob Essentials and More! 

Innovative entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN celebrates the return of spring with an impressive line-up of top style experts and fashion icons during The Fashion Edit, the company’s popular annual spring fashion series.  Over the next two months, HSN will serve as the ultimate destination for spring style across all of its platforms – TV, online, mobile and social – allowing women to freshen up their wardrobe from a curated mix of new and existing fashion and jewelry brands.

HSN’s own in-house style expert Dree Harper will help customers ‘Get the Look’ through a series of informative and fun The Closet with Dree Harper styling videos, available exclusively on  Dree will show customers the “must-have” pieces they will need to be on-trend this spring.   Hot styles this season include the Jumpsuit & Wedge, the Spring Sweater & Footbed Sandal, the Skirt & the Scarf, and the Easy Pant & Sport Inspired Shoe.  Spring essentials also include jackets, dresses, sporty shoes, scarves and jumpsuits, colored denim candy colored gem jewelry and nude nails.


On March 25, celebrity stylist, June Ambrose, returns with gorgeous new additions to her June by June Ambrose collection for HSN that will brighten up anyone’s wardrobe with sophistication and style.   Three days later on March 28 media icon Wendy Williams will make her HSN debut with the Wendy Williams collection, a line of modern, chic, figure-flattering apparel that is versatile for every occasion.

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Not only does “The Fashion Edit” feature new styles from top HSN designers like ImanSteve Madden, Liz Lange, Hal Rubenstein, Vince Camuto and Christos; but the series boasts exciting new beauty launches as well from Jay Manuel, Elizabeth Arden, Wei East, Martino Cartier, BECCA, Christie Brinkley , Dr. Brandt and exclusives from Benefit and Lancôme.  Exquisite fashion jewelry collections from Iris Apfel, RJ Graziano, Roberto by RFM, Jean Dousset,  Melissa Gorga  & King Baby, celebrity stylist Crystal Streets and Ranjana Khan will provide customers the perfect finishing touch to their new spring look.

“The Fashion Edit” fashion series is now underway with a special preview available on HSN’s digital platforms (online and mobile), followed by an on-air “first look” on February 12 featuring Serena Williams and Tiana B.  Later in the month, Lisa Kline will join Diane Gilman, Marla Wynne, Emma Fox and Snob Essentials’ own Tina Craig for the official series kick-off February 22-26.


For more show dates, times and to shop the special preview of the spring fashion collection at HSN now, visit and join the conversation @HSN on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

 About HSN:

HSN is a leading interactive entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. AtHSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts live to 95 million households in the US in HD 24/7 and its website – features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSNapps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 37 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI). For more information, please visit, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.