Posts Written On January 2016

New Releases: It Cosmetics

It Cosmetics recently release two new products into their amazing product line! I was able to test them both out during an event where I got the #Superhero treatment (wink wink). The results are in: BUY NOW!! I have dry to normal skin and It’s first release, Confidence in a Cream, is the perfect product to give your skin that needed balance. Formulated with anti-aging armor to rejuvenate skin, this cream will give you that intense hydration and smooth texture we all desire. The second product they released in the Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing  Mascara. During the event everyone wore one eye with mascara and one without and the difference was mind-blowing. Did I mention that all you need is one coat? The propriety Elastic Stretch Technology wraps each individual in a volume-boosting, lengthening and ultra-conditioning black cape of power and color, for your longest, thickest, and most defined lashes. Check out more on these two products below! Screen Shot 2016-01-30 at 1.05.35 PM

Developed with plastic surgeons, the leading experts in skin rejuvenation, this revolutionary super cream is your quick-absorbing moisturizer that goes beyond hydration for results you can feel confident in. Paraben-free, hypoallergenic and non-irritating, Confidence in a Cream™ nourishes your skin with collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides, antioxidants and colloidal oatmeal to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the texture of your skin and delivering the ideal amount of moisture.

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Formulated with powerful peptides and proteins, strengthening biotin, lash-lifting polymers and plumping collagen, this anti-aging mascara will take your lashes to new heights. The innovative formula and Lash-Changing Power Brush work together to coat every lash from base to tips, lifting and separating to create a fuller lash line—no lash is left behind! This super-black mascara is also super-buildable, so lash power is at your fingertips; simply apply more coats for additional volume and length. Available February 16th on 


Make Gift Giving a (Tropical) Breeze


Gift sets from Key West Aloe include luxuriously blended products made with 100% lab certified aloe vera, which delivers soothing properties all while moisturizing, softening and promoting cell growth and even nourishing hair. Made in Florida, the brand’s 5 in 1 aloe foundation superfood naturally contains amino acids, antioxidants, immunity boosters, DNA& cell builders, as well as vital minerals.


Feel refreshed from head to toe with Key Lime hair and skin products – complete with travel bag.
Set includes:

Key Lime Shampoo, 8 oz.

Key Lime Conditioner, 8 oz.

Key Lime Bath & Shower Gel, 8 oz.

Key Lime Lotion, 6 oz.

$55 via



Receive four full size products, a travel bag and a free Travel Size Aloethera Intensive Hand Lotion.

Set includes:

6 oz. Aloethera Facial Scrub

6 oz. Aloethera Intensive Body Moisturizer

8 oz. Aloethera Body Wash

12 oz. Aloethera Intensive Hand Lotion

FREE 1 oz. Aloethera Intensive Hand Lotion ($6 Value)

$55 via


Upcoming travel plans? Moisturize and protect skin with a travel-size Aloethera On The Go set.

Set includes:

  • Aloethera Bath & Shower Gel- 2 oz
  • Aloethera Intensive Body Moisturizer- 2 oz
  • Aloethera Moisturizing Shampoo- 2 oz
  • Aloethera Keratin Conditioner- 2 oz

$25 via



Begin and end the day with a dose of Lab Certified Aloe Vera, complete with a free travel bag, facial sponge and a travel size Gentle Aloe Facial Cleanser.

Set includes:

  • Gentle Aloe Facial Cleanser
  • Day Moist
  • Night Moist
  • Oatmeal Facial Scrub
  • Free Facial Sponge
  • Free Gentle Aloe Facial Cleanser

$85 via



No need to be in the tropics to enjoy the sweet smell of Mangos. Let these travel-sized products bring the tropics to you, no matter where the destination.

Set includes:

  • Mango Shampoo- 2 oz.
  • Mango Conditioner- 2 oz.
  • Mango Bath & Shower Gel- 2 oz.
  • Mango Lotion- 2 oz.

$25 via



Specially formulated for men, this collection meets every guy’s grooming needs – free travel bag included.

Set includes:

  • Excel Shave Cream- Tough Beard- 6 oz
  • Zele Aftershave Gel- 6 oz
  • Quench EX Face & Body Scrub 2 oz

$39 via



Put your best face forward with Daily Aloe Facial Essentials, complete with a free travel bag, facial sponge and travel size Gentle Aloe Facial Cleanser.

Set includes:

  • Gentle Aloe Facial Cleanser
  • Day Moist
  • Cucumber Under Eye Gel
  • Aloe in the Pink toner
  • FREE Facial Sponge
  • FREE Travel Size Gentle Aloe Facial Cleanser

$ 75 via



Packaged in a ready-to-travel bag, lather on these creamy Coconut products for head-to-toe moisture.
Set includes:

  • Coconut Shampoo, 8 oz.
  • Coconut Conditioner, 8 oz.
  • Coconut Bath & Shower Gel, 8 oz.
  • Coconut Lotion, 6 oz.

$ 55 via


Celebrate Nat’l Bloody Mary Day with Pinnacle(R) Vodka

Although everyday should be National Bloody Mary Day, January 1st marks the official holiday to honor the delicious cocktail everybody loves.

You can celebrate with a classic take on the Bloody Mary with the Pinnacle® Sunday Funday or spice it up with Pinnacle® Double Spicy Mary. Both equally delicious and equally deserving of their own holiday!

Here has some cocktail recipes to share with you!

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Pinnacle® Sunday Funday

1 part Pinnacle® Vodka

2 parts Tomato Juice

Dash of Tabasco

Dash of Horseradish

Dash of Worcestershire Sauce

Shake, then add celery and other fun toppings.


Pinnacle® Double Spicy Mary

1 part Pinnacle® Habanero Vodka

½ part Fresh Lime Juice

½ part Softened Herbed Goat Cheese

¼ part Sriracha Sauce

1 ¾ parts Bloody Mary Mixture

(Add a pinch of Sugar & Sea Salt)

Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir at room temperature until mixed evenly. Then, over ice, roll back and forth. Strain over fresh ice in a tall glass. Garnish with lemon wedge and a stuffed pepper.


Pinnacle® Hot Cocoa

1 part Pinnacle® Whipped®

2 parts Hot Chocolate

Pour into a festive mug and garnish with whipped cream and cherries.


Warby Parker Eyewear – WINDSOR COLLECTION


Introducing Windsor Collection, a new range of extra-special frames influenced by the timeless Windsor rim—and the careful construction and details that went into making it a classic.

First off are three new styles that offer fresh takes on the Windsor’s distinct circular shape, ranging from the perfectly round and oversized Phipps sunglasses to the more traditional, slightly undersized frames, Gellhorn and Henry (both available in sun and optical).

Each pair is crafted from lightweight Japanese titanium and wrapped in premium cellulose acetate coils along the rim. The custom coils are hand-cut from a single sheet of acetate at a small Italian factory, where the 100-year-old technique has been perfected.

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And for the first time ever, they’re launching sunwear clip-ons with the Durand and Chamberlain frames, now available in brand-new hues.

Exclusively for this collection, both styles come equipped with premium leather-wrapped stainless steel clip-ons that are outfitted with polarized lenses (plus a leather carrying case)—because layering in the winter should always start with your glasses.


Available December 8 in stores and online, starting at $195

For every pair of Warby Parker frames sold, a pair is distributed to someone in need.



Feel The Hydration with Burt’s Bees

Hydration is key to maintaining healthy, plump skin. Think about it this way – a desert is an area that lacks hydration which causes the land to become dry and eventually crack. Think of your skin as a piece of land. If there is no source of hydration your skin will eventually dry under harsh conditions such as weather change. When this happens your skin will begin to dry and form wrinkles. Here’s how you can feel the hydration!


Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Mask: Infused with Clary Sage, Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask instantly quenches parched skin. Clary Sage not only survives, but thrives in its harsh environment because of its fierce will and exceptional ability to trap and retain moisture. The mask is also Enhanced with Probiotic Technology and formulated with moisturizing Mafura and Tacuma Butters, leaving your skin feeling soft, totally revitalized and healthy-looking (Price: $18).


Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter: Infuses exotic ingredients for an ultra hydrating lip conditioner that is clinically proven to provide long‐lasting moisturization. Ultra soft natural waxes, butters and oils combine to make this formula just melt on your lips. Kokum Butter, rich in essential fatty acids, helps deliver moisture, while antioxidant‐rich Marula Oil absorbs quickly, leaving lips feeling hydrated and super soft, naturally (Price: $4).


Put Me In Your Story – Personalized Coloring Books

The coolest kiddo I know just turned 2 this month and what better way to celebrate her but with the personalized color books from our friends at Put Me in Your Story!   With the most creative and artsy parents ever… Her dad is a Pratt graduate industrial designer and mom is a DIY everything plus amazing baker… I just can’t wait to see what Dali’s medium will be.

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Keep Calm and Color On

by Katie Martin

$19.99 Personalized Coloring Book


Looking for a new way to get inspired? Boost your creativity with a personalized Keep Calm and Color On coloring book! Enjoy over 60 beautifully designed patterns and discover inspiring quotes throughout. From cool little kids to artsy adults, everyone deserves a few mindful moments for themselves. Keep your creations bound in the book or decorate your space with your colorful masterpieces. The creative possibilities are endless with this hands-on way to have fun and keep calm.

Personalize this intricately designed, completely calming coloring book with a name and dedication message for the creative person in your life, or gift yourself a much-needed getaway.


This is the best way to ‘unplug’ and get some ME time. Coloring is therapy and spending time with yourself is a way of meditation. So color on and clear your mind while you are at it.