Posts Written On March 26, 2016

Beauty Buys Under $25

Don’t break the bank when looking for your beauty essentials! These drugstore must-haves are under $25 and will keep you looking and smelling like a million bucks.
Bioré Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub gently exfoliates dry flakes without over-scrubbing! This ingenious concentrated powder cleanser is specially formulated to foam up on contact with water, leaving skin 2.5 times as clean as a basic cleanser. The formula gently exfoliates while forming tiny bubbles that dive deep into pores to break up oil and impurities. When you rinse the foam away, oil, debris and dead cells are swept away, for instantly smoother, softer texture and visibly tighter pores after just one use! ($9.99; Drugstores and mass retailers)
Curél Rough Skin Rescue works with your skin’s natural exfoliating process to uncover healthy, smooth skin. Ideal for severely dry, flaky skin, this smoothing lotion gently loosens flakes without irritation, allowing essential hydration to reach the areas that need it most. The dermatologist-recommended formula uses natural ingredients to relieve roughness and help prevent it from returning. ($7.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers)
Beyoncé Heat Kissed captures sensual intensity in a bottle. The heart of the scent is surrounded by fruity top notes – Sri Lankan dragonfruit, lychee, and ripe mango – together giving Beyoncé Heat Kissed it’s lively vibrance. Exotic woody notes of natural patchouli and African sandalwood combine with an infusion of vanilla, creating an enchanting love potion ($19.99; Walgreens).

Bed Head: Who Said Size Matters?

Great News! Bed Head just launched a new collection of mini hair tools, which have all the power in half the size. Now you’re able to touch up quickly, easily style short hair and bangs and conveniently bring them on any getaway!
The line consists of three mini styling irons that have Ceramic Technology and high heat up to 400° F. What’s more, each iron includes a heat-resistant drawstring pouch, making these irons easy to stash. So, whoever said good things don’t come in small packages, they just proved you wrong.
Bed Head Line Up™ Electric Green Mini Ceramic Straightener ($19.99, Ulta): Straight-out sexy, shiny, stress-free hair. Perfect for small touch-ups, including bangs, roots and ends.
Bed Head Power Lift™ Purple Haze Mini Ceramic Crimper ($19.99, Ulta): Style intervention to power your hair and pump up the volume. Perfect for adding volume at the roots and creating quirky styles on the fly.
Bed Head Attitude Overhaul™ Pinkaholic Mini Ceramic Straightener ($19.99, Ulta): Keep your attitude in check with seriously straight, extra shiny, frizz free hair. Perfect for creating sleek styles, no matter where you go! Ideal for thick or longer hair types.

Experience the Spa at Trump


SPA SERVICES. For guests of Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas, rejuvenation is never far away. Whether in search of an extended getaway or a day spa experience, The Spa at Trump® is a serene sanctuary featuring luxurious treatment rooms with services for women, men, and couples. Pamper yourself with a relaxing full-body massage, clarifying or detoxing facial, warm herbal wrap or one of the many other ways to recover from the excitement of Las Vegas.

Since I am relatively new to Las Vegas, I have no idea what kind of amazing services are in store at the Trump! The Day Spa has body treatment, massage and the works! Once you enter the luxurious spa on the pool deck floor, you are greeted by lovely service staff that make you feel welcomed and relaxed immediately.  If you want luxury, Trump knows best.

Las-Vegas-4.3-SpecialOffers-HeaderI was able to check out the the “Spa Flight” package which is perfect for beginners. You can select ‘mini-services’ a la carte and see if you truly like it first.  The massage and body scrub were my top choice and it was heavenly. The locker and dressing room has automatic locking lockers that were equipped with sandals, towels and a robe. In the dressing room, there are combs, brushes, hairspray, hair dryer, lotion and cotton swabs. The best part is the HUGE mirror with lights all around it. You can really see your complexion and relaxed face (or how stressed you are!) clearly.

The Spa Flight includes the following choices:

Choose your own combination of the following 30 minute services customizing your own ritual experience:

  • Carboxi Express Facial
  • Foot Reflexology
  • Neck, Back and Shoulder Massage
  • Custom Body Scrub
  • Relaxing Head & Scalp Massage
  • Custom Bath Experience

Once you are ready, you are escorted into the relaxation room where fresh lemon water, iced tea and hot tea are available. There are also some fruits and magazines as well. The overstuffed armchairs and lounge chairs also include a cozy blanket for you to doze off and really relax. Some spa users opt for the day pass, and they come in and out all day long.  My masseuse was professional, friendly and amazing! He was very mindful with his strength in helping me alleviate tense muscles I didn’t even know I had. Particular stiff are my lower back and right shoulder.  When my massage was complete, I also had a body scrub (which was different than the Korean style scrub I had in Tribeca) it was more gentle and relaxing. Once everything was done, I went into the eucalyptus steam sauna and shower. What a great way to start the week!

Stiffness and tight muscles can be caused by so many reasons like a heavy purse, backpack, sitting at a desk for long periods of time and even walking your dog, favoring one side or if he pulls. The tight muscles actually block your chi and locks so many of your chakras. It can make you feel down and you don’t even know why. Immediately after my massage, I felt so much happier and relaxed.

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The non-smoking, non-gaming property is home to 1,282 ultra-luxurious hotel rooms and one, two or three bedroom penthouse suites featuring marble entrances, modern decor and luxurious furnishing with floor-to-ceiling views of the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountain ranges. Italian marble baths and European-style kitchens with appliances by Wolf, Bosch and Sub-Zero complete each room.
DJT restaurant, helmed by Executive Chef Sydney Jones and Sous Chef Vincent Green, serves a crafted menu of modern American cuisine. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, and featuring Nevada grown market fresh products whenever possible, signature items include the six ounce filet mignon with hand cut sweet potato fries, or grilled quail with Chinese black rice. Chef-inspired “Prime Picks” butcher selections include unique cuts such as bison or tomahawk. Expert mixologists create custom fruit and spice-infused liquors to use in seasonal and signature cocktails.
The 11,000-square-foot Spa at Trump offers a getaway within a getaway, with a diverse selection of facials, massages and treatments, and unique services like the Vegas Recovery Treatment. A full-service hair and nail salon along with an extensive health club featuring daily wellness classes, state-of-the-art equipment and panoramic views of the outdoor pool deck, add to the overall experience. The spa also offers treatments designed specifically for kids and teens with manicures, pedicures, facials, blowouts and makeup applications.
The signature Trump Attaché service goes above and beyond the typical concierge or butler, with customized guest services and personalized attention. Available to every hotel guest, Trump Attaché offers comprehensive services from pre-arrival transportation, to grocery stocking, personal shopping, messenger services and much more.
Other available programs are designed to help every member of the family feel comfortable:
  • Trump Kids – kiddie cocktails, no-tear bath amenities, map of the city with “must see” spots, cribs with plush linens, board games, children’s books and in-room children’s movie channel
  • Trump Pets – gourmet treats, entertaining toys, plush bedding and walking services
  • Trump Wellness – in-room dining program catered to personal nutritional needs and preferences, healthy snacks delivered in 15 minutes or less and workout gear, apparel, footwear and pre-loaded iPod shuffles
Trump International Hotel™ Las Vegas
2000 Fashion Show Drive
Las Vegas NV 89109 US
Hotel: 702.982.0000

Urban Outfitters + Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
announces 10 new Urban Outfitter store locations and introduces an Urban Outfitters exclusive SS2016 Collection of 6 new Lip Tars now available on
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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is proud to announce an all-new partnership with Urban Outfitters just in time for Spring! Introducing “In Bloom”, a capsule collection of six Lip Star shades created exclusively for Urban Outfitters. These Lip Tar shades deliver opaque, true-to-color coverage in both satiny matte and metallic textures. Formulated with a complex of naturally derived oils including Hemp, Peppermint, and Vitamin E, this cult-classic liquid lipstick delivers a comfortable matte finish that’s true-to-color, longwearing and lightweight! Lip Tar is also free of silicone, parabens, and gluten.