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August 2014



New Korres Black Pine Collection

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the new KORRES skincare collection called Black Pine. This breakthrough anti-aging range offers advanced firming, contouring, and lifting; and will debut with a day cream, night cream, eye cream and serum.

 Resilient Black Pine trees have thrived in the Mediterranean for millions of years, surviving the harshest weather conditions from deserts to mountains while continually improving their defense systems against environmental stressors. In short, Black Pine is ageless.

Inspired by this natural phenomenon, the KORRES Black Pine Collection was cultivated by blending the highly active and efficacious Black Pine Extract with a proprietary blend of eight unique active extracts, five of which are patented, including Hexapeptide 11 – the first ever natural polypeptide and a global innovation in the beauty industry. The results prove advanced firming, contouring, and instant lifting.

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Available at Sephora, and Sephora.com, this collection is another milestone in the Greek skincare brand.



August 2014




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It’s been 20 years since French makeup icon François Nars launched his beauty line with just 12 lipsticks. Since then the beauty mogul has evolved and expanded his collection with cult classics like Nars Blush in Orgasm, and The Multiple cream color stick, and he has collaborated with fashion designers like Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld. As he prepares to launch Audacious Lipsticks, a collection of 40 new shades, he reflects on his epic career as well as the industry that helped shape him.

To read the full story on Glamour’s beauty site Lipstick.com, click here:http://glmr.me/1pY5h7K


Nars on his big break into the industry…

Legendary fashion editor Polly Mellen booked me to shoot the fashion collections in Paris with [photographer] Peter Lindbergh. It changed everything.”

Nars on how he has influenced women during his career…

“Women don’t want to feel like they’re wearing makeup. I hope I was partly responsible for that. Polly Mellen always felt that my touch was lighter than other makeup artists’ at the time. That was the start of seeing more freckles, seeing more skin on models. It’s like what Coco Chanel did for women by freeing them from corsets—not that I want to compare myself to her.”

Nars on how to follow a beauty trend …

“Your look should fit your personality…. If a friend says that red doesn’t look good, listen to your friend. Well, listen to yourself first; just don’t follow fashion blindly…. Do single elements of an extreme look, not the whole thing.

Nars on the difference between French and American women…

“American women are still lovers of makeup. They want a total, perfected look. French women, not as much. It’s a different attitude to what they feel sexy is. I love them all!”



August 2014



August 31st is National Trail Mix Day

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A powerful high-energy snack, trail mix done right is great for days on the trail or behind the desk.  In honor of National Trail Mix Day, leading food dehydrator brand, Excalibur Dehydrators, shares some recipes for trail mix you can make right in your own kitchen. These at home versions are preservative, additive and junk-free, but best of all taste great!

More about Excalibur’s Food Dehydrators: Since 1974, Excalibur Food Dehydrators have changed the way people all over the world prepare and preserve food.  Compact enough to fit on your kitchen counter, the Excalibur Dehydrator replaced sun drying, solar drying, and oven drying.  The electrical dehydrator created a more predictable dehydration method that allowed people to dry 24 hours a day, come rain or shine.  Excalibur Dehydrators are the only home appliance that incorporate the Parallexx™ Horizontal-Airflow Drying System for best performance, thermostat adjustability, speed, durability, clean-ability and versatility. Dehydrate fruits, vegetables, meats and fish for jerky, herbs and nuts in the comfort of your home.

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Harvest Granola

4 cups Rolled old fashion oats
1/2 cup Chopped pecans
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Dried pineapple
1/2 cup Craisins
1/2 cup Walnuts
1/2 cup Chopped dried apples
1/2 cup Chopped dried apple peels
1/2 cup Chopped dried bananas
1/2 cup Olive oil
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 tsp Vanilla

Heat wet ingredients – stir olive oil, honey, and vanilla together then drizzle over the dry ingredients stirring as you go to coat all ingredients. Put in Excalibur dehydrator at 125 degrees and let dry to the consistence your family will enjoy. You may add so many other things of your choice – here are a few ideas. •Wheat Germ•Wheat Flakes•Coconut•Agave nectar•All kinds of fresh or dried fruits •Differentkinds of oil to replacement the olive oil – possibility would be coconut oil • Seed of different kinds, like pumpkin – sunflower seeds – flax seed • Other kinds of chopped nuts – like almonds – Brazil nuts – peanuts – the list is endless • Bee pollen • ½ cup maple syrup instead of honey • Sprouted buckwheat or sprouted sunflower seed • Sea salt • Cinnamon • Orange juice or other juices you enjoy added to the wet ingredients as desired

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Crunch and Munch Bars

4 Cups Rolled Oats

1/3 Cup Oil

½ Cup Honey

½ Cup Sunflower Seeds

½ Cup Sliced Almonds

½ Cup Dried Apricots or Cranberries

½ Cup Raisins

Mini M&Ms or Mini Optional

Mix oats, oil, honey and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add sunflower seeds, apricots and almonds and mix well.  Spread on dehydrator trays about ½ in thick.  Dehydrate at 135°F/ 57°C for 5-7 hours or until dry.

For more snack recipes, images or information on Excalibur Dehydrators (www.ExcaliburDehydrator.com), please contact me at 212.584.4279.



August 2014



End of Summer Beauty Routine

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It’s the end of summer and I am not sad!  I am excited to transition into cozy sweaters and boots! While your closet is having a slight change, so should your beauty routine. For my hair, after my Keratin and Ombre treatments last 6 months – it is finally getting back to normal. I have been using restorative Aubrey Organics Green Tea Shampoo and then Frizz Ease Conditioner. Once the temperature drops, I will have to blow-dry my hair again.  The Dove Dry Oil is the perfect finish for any kind of heat treatment. It is easy to use and I put it on the ends of my ponytail or braids to keep it moisturized.

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After the summer, I probably won’t use BB cream as much and will use a heavier type of concealer and foundation. The best way to keep your face clean is use a family favorite. I will never forget the smell of Pond’s Cold Cream my mom used to use when I was young. This Pond’s Exfoliating cleanser is helping my skin transition into fall! US PD 5oz LuminousClean Exfol 550x1024 End of Summer Beauty Routine



August 2014



DIY Flower Crowns for Your Puppy

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Pit bulls tend to get a bad rap in popular culture, usually being portrayed as ferocious and aggressive beasts. Sophie Gamand, a U.S.-based French photographer, has set out to change all that by photographing pitbulls posed with beautiful hippie flower crowns.

Her photo series, entitled, “Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution,” aims to show the sweeter side of these oft-misunderstood animals.

The models in Gamand’s photos are just a few of the dogs looking for homes at three rescue groups in New York. The proceeds from photo print sales will go to these shelters as well!

Inspired by Sophie Gamand, you can make your very own Flower Crown for your dog.

Step 1. Measure your dog’s head with a shoe lace, string or measuring tape.

Step 2. Create a circle with Floral Wire

Step 3. Fold the wire in half and twist each end so that you have a loop.
Step 4. Trim the flowers and wind the wire around the stems.  Secure the stems with a little piece of floral tape.
Step 5. Once you have all your flowers placed and taped to the wire, tie a piece of ribbon to each loop.  The ribbon doesn’t have to be that long – just long enough to tie the crown around your dog’s head or neck.
You can put it above or below the ears to secure it
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August 2014



@Inninails Emmy’s Nail Design Contest – Have You Entered to Win Yet?!

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Contest Dates

  • Start: Now
  • End: Midnight of Sunday, August 17th

Direct Link to the Contest Page:


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How to Participate

  1. Create a design using INNI Open Studio design platform (you can upload any photo from your computer or make a graphic design on their program)
  2. Take a screenshot of your design or download to save for Facebook
  3. Post your design to the contest section of INNI’s Facebook page here http://bit.ly/1uswQYl  (remember you must like Inni’s Facebook page 1st)
  4. Share your contest entry and info about INNI on your blog and social media channels and use the hashtag #InniForEmmys

How to Win

  • The nail designs with the most votes will win
  • Share your contest entry and info about INNI on your blog and social media channels and use the hashtag #InniForEmmys
  • Encourage and remind fans, friends and family to vote for your design
  • People may vote once per hour – they must “Like” Inni’s Facebook page before being allowed to vote

**Tag INNI on Social Media**


  • The design with the most votes will be  gifted to celebrities at the Emmy’s lounge!
  • The winner will also receive a year subscription to INNI – that means 3 free nail sets every month!
  • 5 runners up with the most votes will win a gift code for a free sets of custom INNI nail wraps
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