Weekend Getaway

Going on a mini getaway for the weekend? whether you go far away or stay local – make sure these beauty essentials are packed and ready to go for the ultimate prep and protection you need from head to toe for the end of the summer!


1)    Deep Clean Mask – Even when you’re away, skin always needs a good deep clean. Individually packaged and easy to store in your cosmetic bag, Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask is your travel friendly, deep cleansing mask! These thermal masks warm to open pores, melting away deep down impurities and grime, then rinses them away with invigorating cooling sensation. Formulated with natural charcoal, this masks works in one minute to clear up 2.5x more dirt and oil than leading competitors for clean, tingly-smooth skin! ($7.99; Drug and Mass Merchant Stores)
2)   Sweat Protection – Feel confident and sweat free through all your fun in the sun thanks to Ban Roll-On Deodorant! Ban’s breakthrough technology specifically targets and virtually eliminates (not cover up) spicy and s-odor that other antiperspirant/deodorants may leave behind. Ban Roll-On Deodorant glides on easily with a formula that provides an outstanding 24 hours of invisible protection against odor wetness. ($4.99, Drug and Mass Retailers)
3)    Itch Relief – Moisturize irritated, eczema prone skin with a uniquely cooling formula, Curél Itch Defense Instant Soothing Moisturizing Spray. Uniquely soothing, this formula delivers a mix of light yet potent hydrators — including a proprietary ceramide complex, allantoin and panthenol — to ease parched, itchy skin right where you need it. The Proprietary Cooling Complex feels soothing like a cold compress, lending you instant relief. ($8.99; Drug and mass merchants)
4)    Healthy Hydration – Keep your body and skin hydrated with the a cold and refreshing Glowing Green Smoothie (GGS). This smoothie is a perfect whole food blend with carefully selected ingredients by celebrity nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder, that helps you consume large amounts of fiber, greens, fresh fruits and vitamin C-filled lemon, so your body can easily digest and receive maximum nutrition. The GGS is perfect and safe to consume every day as an essential foundation of your healthy diet! ($8.75; order in bulk on www.myglowbio.com or purchase at the Glow Bio Store at 7473 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90046)
5)    Sandal Ready Feet – Make sure you have smooth, sandal ready feet with Look Beauty! PediSpa Intensive Moisturizing Foot Mask! These treatment filled wearable socks noticeably smoothsoften and repair dry creaked, calloused feet and heels. With ingredients like Shea butterapple extract and peppermint, this foot mask significantly improves the look and feel of even the driest feet. ($9.99 for two complete pairs; Exclusively at Target Stores in the Foot Care Aisle and Target.com)



Must Eat Paris – An Eclectic Selection of Culinary Locations


Must Eat Paris – An Eclectic Selection of Culinary Locations

Luc Hoornaert, photography by Kris Vlegels

Super foodie Luc Hoornaert has been involved in gastronomy for more than 25 years. His never ending curiosity and quest for good and tasty food has given him an insight into a wide range of kitchens and preparation methods.

Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 12.03.03 AMAs a genuine foodie, listomaniac Luc Hoornaert knows the culinary side of the City of Lights like the back of his hand.

Together with photographer Kris Vlegels, he presents the greatest spots for tasting the best of the French and international kitchens that Paris has to offer. The locations continue to amaze. In spite of being multi-faceted, all the spots have several things in common: authenticity, devotion, genuine top ingredients and a no-nonsense approach.

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  • A perfect guide for those who want to become familiar with established values, new addresses and upcoming greatness
  • More than 100 tips from the ‘restaurant whisperer’ Luc Hoornaert
  • With beautiful characteristic photos by top photographer Kris Vlegels
  • New title in the very successful Must Eat series

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Also available in the series:
Must Eat London
Must Eat NYC
Must East Amsterdam


Drink me for a more beautiful you – Gold Collagen

Pure GOLD COLLAGEN is a liquid beauty supplement promoting beautiful looking skin, hair and nails. And it is a anti-aging beauty supplement designed for women who wish to promote beautiful skin and fight the appearance of early signs of aging.  It helps to boost natural collagen, elastin and hydration levels that decline over time causing the appearance of wrinkles, dryness and loss of firmness.

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Formulated with a unique blend of active ingredients that includes hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, borage oil, vitamins and minerals, PURE GOLD COLLAGEN® works by nourishing you from the inside for a more beautiful and younger looking you on the outside.

With daily and consecutive use, PURE GOLD COLLAGEN® is proven to increase skin hydration (+12% in 3 weeks) 1, reduce the appearance of wrinkles (-27% in 6 weeks)1 and improve skin suppleness (+20% in 9 weeks)1.  Consumers also report an increase in skin radiance (72% agree)2 and smoothness (76% agree)2  with 89% saying that they would recommend the product to a friend3.

Designed for women wishing to promote beautiful skin and fight the visible signs of aging. Containing a unique blend of collagen and active ingredients, it nourishes you from the inside, promoting a beautiful and younger looking you on the outside.


Key Ingredients:

  • Hydrolyzed Collagen: Using the highest quality hydrolyzed collagen from Peptan™, this provides the amino acid building blocks to form new collagen and stimulate your body’s natural collagen production molecules.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Essential for tissue hydration, lubrication and cellular function
  • Borage Oil: Rich in gamma-linolenic acids and omega-6 essential fatty acids which improve skin hydration
  • N-acetylglucosamine: Aids the production of hyaluronic acid
  • Vitamin C: Contributes to normal skin and collagen function
  • Vitamin E: Protects cell constituents from oxidative damage
  • Vitamin B6: Contributes to an energy-yielding metabolism and reduces fatigue
  • Zinc: Helps the maintenance of healthy skin, hair and nails.

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  • Helps increase skin hydration and radiance
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Promotes skin suppleness
  • Promotes healthy looking hair and nails

Pure GOLD COLLAGEN is the original and best-selling liquid anti-aging supplement in the UK.

  • Shortlisted for Best Classic Premium Skincare Product at Beauty Magazine Awards, UK 2014
  • Winner of Best Food Supplement: Anti‑Aging and Beauty Trophy, France 2014

Don’t Break the Bank: Affordable Serums from Art Naturals

An essential skincare step for glowing, smooth, skin shouldn’t be costing you an arm and a leg. From aging and sun spots to fine lines, wrinkles and bags, facial serums from Art Naturals have got you covered!


Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Serum


A blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E and jojoba seed work together to fight wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, dryness and protect from irritation. Your skin will be left nourished and moisturized!

Price: $15, available online via www.artnaturals.com.




Enhanced Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid


Organically infused, reducing signs of aging and sun spots all while restoring youthful, glow and minimizing existing wrinkles while preventing new wrinkles from forming. A gentle and rapid absorption allows it to be used along with makeup and daily moisturizers!

Price: $15, available online via www.artnaturals.com.





Enhanced Retinol Serum 


This serum is ideal for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, age spots and under eye bags. The antioxidant properties will restore skin’s healthy and youthful complexion and shine.

Price: $15, available online via www.artnaturals.com.


Fall Wedding Must Haves

Although summer may be coming to an end, wedding season is still in full swing! So, whether you’re planning a wedding, or looking for that perfect gift for newlyweds-to-be this fall, we’ve got you covered!

May Arts

Decorate your dress, ceremony or reception with beautiful artisan ribbon! May Arts has the best and most high-quality ribbon on the market that is sure to add an elegant touch to your special day. Their ribbon selection has a wide variety of sizes, textures and colors with beautiful attention to detail to make your wedding decor a true work of art!


Gift the newlyweds-to-be in your life with V SHOP stationery! V SHOP makes beautiful stationery, including weekly to-do lists, weekly meal planning lists and much more! Available in their signature black and white designs, V SHOP can fit perfectly with any household décor. Lots of love goes into the production of each individual product – each piece is printed, cut, glued, scored, foiled and packaged by hand.

Worldly Goods, Too

Looking for a unique wedding gift that the bride and groom can use in their home? Worldly Goods, Too  has stunning decor accents to liven up any space! Worldly Goods, Too specializes in artisan crafted, fine mouth-blown glass pieces seen on display in art galleries and high-end lifestyle stores! Their dramatic bottlesbowls, MetalArt serving treys, stunning candle holders and unique wall art are great pieces to display all year round! They have pieces for every season! Products are available to both wholesale buyers via Worldly Goods, Inc. (password: “pete”); and retail consumers via their new retail site: World Goods, Too.

Trust Fund Beauty

Get wedding gorgeous with Trust Fund’s new fall colors! The folks at Trust Fund take your outer beauty very seriously – that’s their business. They sell nail polish and lipstick products formulated with love in the U.S.A. and EU, which are always vegan and cruelty-free. If you are looking to minimize the toxic content you are exposed to, and you believe you can be beautiful without being cruel, Trust Fund is the cosmetics company for you. Needless to say, Trust Fund products are a must have for your wedding glam!

Fake Bake

Get that sun-kissed glow for your honeymoon with Fake Bake’s newest tanning phenomenon. The Flawless Coconut Tanning Serum is a “bronzing hybrid,” that will give you that highly sought-after glow celebrities rock all year around. This luxurious serum is easy to apply, dries quickly and contains nourishing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, coconut oil, glycerin and silk amino acids. It works vigorously to plump and cushion skin while preventing dehydration and wrinkles. 5 oz. retails for $31. 

Or, try Fake Bake’s Double Shot Expresso Tan, which is a high-performance self-tanner that gives you a natural, but rich looking tan. Great for experienced self-tanners, the Double Shot Expresso Tan glides on smooth, absorbs evenly and dries fast. With triple-tanner activators, you can achieve that deep, golden tan that looks stunning against whites and vivacious colors. Retails for $27.50.

GLOW for a cause

 Look and feel your best with GLOW for a cause products! From body butter to lip balm and perfumes, you will smell divine and look fine on your big day. Delicate fragrances will keep you smelling fresh all day and you can feel good knowing that every Glow for a cause product you buy is directly helping one of the many charities that Glow for a cause donates to with each purchase!


CareRing is a genius little innovation as seen on The Today Show, that protects your ring from getting nicked, scratched, lost or damaged! Do you take your ring off when doing dirty housework, traveling, working out, swimming, or doing your hair? It can be a pain to always take it off and on, but now you don’t have to! 

CareRing not only protects your ring from getting damaged and slipping off your finger; it gives you that calming peace of mind knowing that your precious jewelry is safe. This genius ring protector covers all shapes and sizes of diamonds, with its patent pending dome shape and ring guards on both sides. It even comes in a wedding band for for men! Price: $9.99.

CareRing is made of a safe, inert material with many features that make it the ideal choice for ring protection. The benefits to having a CareRing cover makes life a little easier. Watch this 60-second video here.


  • is made of a CLEAR silicone that provides excellent visibility of rings beneath it
  • is Hypoallergenic, no open pores to harbor bacteria
  • protects and insulates from extreme temperatures, abrasions, and impacts
  • has excellent sealing performance – keeps moisture out!
  • is easy to put on and take off!

CareRing is a must for anyone with ring “bling” they want to cherish and keep forever. The ring cover comes in various colors and prices and is also available for WholeSale buyers.

Ecco Bella

Experience long-lasting makeup that will keep you looking even more radiant as the day goes on with Ecco Bella! From makeup to hair care to skin care and fragrance, Ecco Bella has beautiful and cruelty-free lines that make you look better as the day goes by. Have clear skin, beautiful hair, fabulous makeup and smell amazing with Ecco Bella’s stunning variety of products!

Born Skincare

Achieve perfect skin for the big day with Born Skincare. Nourish your skin without the exposure to toxins and chemicals with Born’s full range of chemical-free skincare products! Born products are not only made with ingredients that are healthy for your skin but avidly works to keep your skin glowing all season long.

Sugar Bean Jewelry

Give your bridesmaids something they will love as a “thank you” for standing by your side on the big day! Sugar Bean Jewelry is made to look and feels like high-end jewelry, so much that even celebrities like Kim Kardashian love this line! Now you can gift your girl besties with this same look of luxury at an affordable price!  Made with great attention to detail, there is sure to be a piece that fits everyone’s style, from classic elegant looks to more trendy pieces. Sugar Bean has perfect bridesmaids gifts that your bridesmaids can wear to all match on the big day. This is something they will surely want to wear again!

Million Dollar Tan

Maintaining that bronzed glow for the big day has never been easier, thanks to Million Dollar Tan’s Ultimate Sunless Tanning Products, which come in all types of applications. Whether you prefer lotions, sprays or mousses, their tanning products are sure to give you a natural looking glow for your wedding without having to spend a minute in the sun!

Mother Trucker & co.


Mother Trucker hats are the perfect gift for the future BRIDE. The lucky bride, and future MRS. can also gift her favorite ladies with TEAM

BRIDE hats, which are all smaller than traditional trucker hats, with less space on the cap top to ensure a perfect fit! The brand boasts a variety of collections including their new “MRS.” collection, celebrating wives and future wives with messages like “Wifey.” The perfect accessory for upcoming bridal showers, bachelorette parties, or everyday wear. HGTV Flip or Flop star, Christina El Moussa loves hers, as do Real Housewives stars Tamra Judge, Vicki Gunvalson, and Lizzie Rovsek.


PrayerBowls are stunning porcelain bowls elegantly trimmed with a gold edge and hand-applied Swarovski Crystals. Inscribed on each bowl is a powerful Bible verse, and each set includes a bundle of PrayerCards that the loving couple can use to pray together as they begin their marital journey with a strong relationship with God.

All New Natural Self Tanner

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Skinny Tan, a fast growing all natural sunless tanner that reduces the appearance of cellulite, is now available for the first time in the United States, just in time for bathing suit season. The 7 Day Tanner, a blockbuster in its home country of Australia, as well as the UK and Korea, is available exclusively through Skinny Tan’s new US website, www.skinnytan.com.

Skinny Tan is a salon quality self tanner that instantly bronzes the skin for up to 7 days. Skinny Tan’s range of products contains a natural tanning active plus Guarana for an instant bronze that develops into a lasting tan. Skinny Tan makes it possible to tan and tone at the same time. Made with organic oils and a coconut and caramel scent, Skinny Tan goes on smoothly without streaking or off colors. Specifically, the collection includes high quality naturally derived and eco-friendly agents derived from the Brassica Napus plant that work to create a natural tan. Simply massage into the skin for a tan that looks natural, disguises blemishes, dissimulates cellulite and helps add visible definition. It is a PETA approved ethical brand, ready to make its mark in the US.

Skinny Tan is available in a crème, mousse or oil for ease of use. Retail products are available in a Skinny Tan 7 Day Tanner (Natural or Dark), Skinny Tan Gradual Tanner, Skinny Tan Tanning Mousse, Skinny Tan Tan & Tone Kit and a Skinny Tan Tan & Glow Kit. A Skinny Tan Applicator Mitt also is available. Product prices range from $29.95 for the Gradual Tanner to $54.99 for the kits and products can be purchased only from the Skinny Tan website.


Skinny Tan 7 Day Tanner Natural ($39.95) or Dark ($42.95)


  • 7 Day Tanner that combines a natural tanning active with naturally derived skin soothing and firming agents
  • Natural actives react with the skin to create a natural lasting tan, streak free
  • Instantly bronzes and then develops into a medium tan
  • No drying or flaking
  • Fades over 7 days with skin’s natural cell turnover
  • Can be reapplied for a darker effect

The Skinny Tan collection of products is available at www.skinnytan.com



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