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ISH – NEW Makeup Line from FabFitFun

We’re excited to welcome ISH into the world
 – the brainchild of celebrity makeup artist Joey Maalouf and lifestyle brandFabFitFun
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ISH, which stands for #IMSMOKINGHOT, is a fresh and inventive makeup line designed for the needs of the modern woman: versatile, no-fuss, and accessible.
The line’s debut product is an innovative Contour Kit made with the highest quality ingredients (right here in the US), paired with simple step-by-step video tutorials led by Joey. Also launching alongside the ISH contour kits are premium companion brushes that are expertly matched for each shade to make application even easier.
Additionally, ISH has brought on board Emily Greener, founder of I AM THAT GIRL, as a creative consultant to assist with messaging and marketing initiatives that speak directly to women. ISH was built on the foundation of promoting the playfulness of makeup and using it as an accessory to enhance – not mask – your natural beauty.
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ISH Contour Kit:
  • Available in two color palettes (Light/Medium and Medium/Dark)  
  • Each all-inclusive kit includes a highlighter, matte blush, bronzer, and matte contour shade
  • Made in the USA; cruelty-free
  • Available for purchase on ISHBeauty.com for $32

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ISH Companion Brushes:
  • Brushes include: Contour Brush ($18), Bronzer Brush ($22), and a Double Headed Blush + Highlighter Brush ($28)
  • The trio of brushes can be purchased as a set for $55
  • Available for purchase on ISHBeauty.com 

Want to know more information about ISH, click the video here~https://vimeo.com/156347393.

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Holy Sheet! Eco-Friendly Masks for You and Mother Earth

Everyone seems to be wearing sheet masks these days, but little do they know the amount of chemicals they’re leaving on there for 15-20 minutes. Many of those trendy treatments contain ingredients such as synthetic fragrances, parabens, phthalates, etc. that sit there, being soaked up by your skin. Not to mention, they’re not the most environment-friendly once they’re thrown away.

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This Earth Day, unmask the first-ever line of eco-conscious sheetmasks from BioRepublic. Offering a 15 minute rejuvenating facial treatment, these masks ensure optimal delivery of vital nutrients and nutrients to the skin. Paraben, sulfate, phthalate and triclosan-free, a blend all-natural ingredients including witch hazel water, licorice root, star anise, green tea extract and vitamin E deliver the necessities the skin needs to maintain a natural glow. Plus, each biodegradable and recyclable mask is formulated with bamboo fiber, which consumes less water in production than trees used for pulp fiber masks, takes out more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than trees used for pulp fiber masks, prevents soil erosion and deforestation and does not require fertilizers or pesticides.

With BioRepublic sheet masks, you can green up your beauty routine 365 days a year in 20 minutes or less!

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No More Years Eternal Radiance Biocellulose Mask

A targeted express facial treatment designed to slow the signs of aging. The mask delivers a powerful infusion of regenerating nutrients, Swiss Apple Stem Cell Extract, marine collagen and hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture and keep skin looking plump, firm and full of life.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Encourages younger, more youthful looking skin
  • Provides intense hydration and improves elasticity

Directions:

Gently unfold the maskand apply on clean skin. Wear the mask for 15-20 minutes or until dry. Remove mask and lightly tap excess product into skin. No need to rinse. For best results, use 2-3 times per week. 

Price: $10.00/mask; $71.99/set of 8; available online viawww.biorepublic.com

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Lost Baggage Under Eye Emergency RepairMasks

Clinically designed to repair late night damage and delay the signs of stress and aging, these under eye patches deliver a swift blow to wrinkles, bags and dark circles. Each one contains a restorative infusion of peptides, elastin, vitamin E and hyaluronic acid. Made from 100% pure biocellulose hydrogel material, which is known for its ability to absorb and lock in moisture, these express masksoffer an effective, luxurious treatment for all skin types.  

Directions:

Remove one layer of backing and apply to clean skin just beneath the eye, then peel away the remaining layer of backing. Wear the eyemasks for 15-20 minutes or until serum is fully absorbed. Remove and massage excess serum into skin. No need to rinse. For best results, use 2-3 times per week – anywhere, anytime.

Price: $5.00/mask; $44.99/set of 10; available online viawww.biorepublic.com

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Pomegranate Crush Illuminating Sheet Mask

A brightening facialmask infused with natural pomegranate and green tea extract.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Brightens and energizes skin tone
  • Evens and smoothes complexion
  • Creates radiant, fresh and balanced skin

Directions:

Gently unfold the maskand apply on clean skin. Wear for 15-20 minutes or until dry. Remove mask and lightly tap excess product into skin, no rinsing required. For best results, use 2-3 times a week.

 Price: $4.99; $14.95/Set of 3, available online viawww.biorepublic.com

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Cucumber Breeze Soothing SheetMask

An ultra-soothing sheetmask infused with natural cucumber extract, plant collagen and vitamin E.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Soothes stressed skin and improves complexion
  • Tightens pores and reduces the appearance of fine lines
  • Creates calm, rejuvenated, spring-fresh skin

Directions:

Gently unfold the maskand apply on clean skin. Wear for 15-20 minutes or until dry. Remove mask and lightly tap excess product into skin, no rinsing required. For best results, use 2-3 times a week.

Price: $4.99; $14.95/Set of 3, available online viawww.biorepublic.com

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Green Tea Detox Purifying SheetMask

A purifying fiber maskloaded with natural green tea extract and vitamin E.

Key Benefits:

  • Provides a boost of anti-oxidants and helps remove excess sebum
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes and imperfections
  • For clean, supple and refined skin

Directions:

Gently unfold the maskand apply on clean skin. Wear for 15-20 minutes or until dry. Remove mask and lightly tap excess product into skin, no rinsing required. For best results, use 2-3 times a week.

Price: $4.99; $14.95/Set of 3, available online viawww.biorepublic.com

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Aloe Rescue Revitalizing SheetMask

A skin revitalizing facialmask infused with natural aloe vera extract, phytocollagen and vitamin E.

Key Benefits:

  • Soothes dry skin and is perfect for after-sun use
  • Provides immediate hydration
  • For healthy, revitalized and lush skin

Directions:

Gently unfold the maskand apply on clean skin. Wear for 15-20 minutes or until dry. Remove mask and lightly tap excess product into skin, no rinsing required. For best results, use 2-3 times a week.

Price: $4.99; $14.95/Set of 3, available online viawww.biorepublic.com

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Mother’s Day Necessities

Gifting the most important women in your life

with a present that shows how much you care has never been simpler!

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Here are some recommendations from us, give her the best gifts ever!

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FOR THE NATURAL BEAUTY LOVER: Tata Harper Natural Glow from Head to Toe ($115 at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and TataHarperSkincare.com):

Rejuvenate, restore and revitalize the look of dull winter skin with this luxurious body collection, designed to deliver a natural, beautifully healthy glow from head to toe. This collection polishes, perfects and deeply hydrates every inch of the body while calming and comforting dry, irritated skin. First, smooth and polish the skin with our award-winning Smoothing Body Scrub; follow that with softening, strengthening and nourishing moisture delivered by the Revitalizing Body Oil, Fortifying Body Lotion and Redefining Body Balm. Finally, the Rejuvenating Hand Cream restores comfort and glow to one of the body’s most exposed areas. This Set makes the perfect indulgent winter gift.

Set Contains:

  • Smoothing Body Scrub (full size)

Spa-strength exfoliation and moisture

  • Rejuvenating Hand Cream (full size)

Intensive moisture treatment

  • Redefining Body Balm (15ml)

Stretch-mark minimizing elasticity treatment

  • Revitalizing Body Oil (15ml)

Antiaging body treatment

  • Fortifying Body Lotion (15ml)

Corrective tissue treatment

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FOR THE AT-HOME SPA EXTRAORDINAIRE: NEW! Tata Harper Purifying Mask ($65, 1 fl. Oz, or 30ml. at TataHarperSkincare.com)

Fight visible aging effects caused by environmental exposure and pollution, while flushing away impurities from the surface of the skin with this probiotic-powered deep cleansing mask that protects from harmful environmental aggressors, without stripping or affecting the skin’s natural balance. Containing 23 high-performance ingredients, including yogurt probiotics, broccoli extract, brown algae, prickly pear seed oil, sandalwood seed oil, white clay, Turmeric, Fennel, Ginger, Clove and Silver Fir essential oils, this powerful product supports the natural detox process, while helping energizing the skin for a firm, lifted and more youthful appearance. Suitable for all skin types.

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FOR THE ONE WHO HAS IT ALL: Artis Elite Smoke Collection ($32-$350 at ArtisBrush.com and Net-A-Porter.com):

The newest introduction from Artis, this luxury line of game-changing brushes revolutionizes cosmetics application with its trademarked CosmeFibre® technology and an ergonomic handle for effective and exceptional application, not to mention the aesthetic design is one you might find at any high-end design store. Created by one of the makeup industry’s innovators and a former MAC Cosmetics Senior Executive, Matthew Waitesmith focused on the challenges of makeup “self-application” and delivering superior cosmetic performance, while taking inspiration from how he would draw a human face.

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FOR THE ONE WHO LOVES THE PERFECT CURL: NEW! The Beachwaver Co. BEACHWAVER S.75 Ceramic Rotating Curling Iron ($129 at Beachwaver.com)

The upcoming addition to the Beachwaver family, this iron boasts a thinner barrel width, created for women of all hair types and textures to achieve gorgeous tighter curls. The new Beachwaver® S.75 offers the same high-quality professional results as the Beachwaver® Pro, with the same user-friendly features from the S series. Key benefits include a heat range of 290° – 490°, lighter 5.5” ceramic barrel length, .75 barrel width, arrow button for rotation control, 8 foot swivel cord, ergonomic handle, beveled no-kink clamp, fast/slow speed switch and a home button.

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FOR THE ONE THAT LOVES THE SLEEK LOOK: The Beachwaver Co. Coast Pro Titanium Styling Iron ($229 at Beachwaver.com)

The Coast Pro® Titanium provides professional quality results in minutes and is perfect for curly, coarse and thick hair. The titanium evenly distributes heat, resulting in even faster styling and maximum frizz reduction. Touch Sense technology monitors the iron to reduce heat during non-use and automatically returns to previous temperature when touched. Includes small size removable Blow Out Attachments for a blowout finish.

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FOR THE AT-HOME HAIR EXPERT: Bosley Professional Strength Healthy Hair Strengthening Masque ($38.95, 7oz. at BosleyPro.com)

This revitalizing deep conditioning masque provides strength and volume to limp, damaged, or weak hair. Biotin and vegetable proteins strengthen, while chamomile and jojoba extract help to condition the hair. Strengthening Masque contains LifeXtend complex to help nourish hair and ColorKeeper complex to help prolong and protect color.

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FOR THE WHO NEEDS ULTIMATE PROTECTION: NEW! Dermaflage ScarScreen SPF 30 ($25, 2 fl oz./60g at Dermaflage.com)

So, what’s different and exciting about this SPF product? Dermaflage is a sunscreen especially for scars! Scar tissue is fragile and particularly susceptible to the harmful rays of the sun, which is why Dermaflage developed ScarScreen SPF 30, the perfect protection for scars’ sensitive skin. Ideal for use following cosmetic procedures, doctors recommend sun protection for minimizing a scar and preventing hyperpigmentation. This dermatologist-tested, non-irritated and hypoallergenic product contains no synthetic chemicals, is fragrance free and is specially formulated to work with Dermaflage topical filler (or without it)!

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FOR THE MAKE-UP GURU: NEW! Dermaflage Made In The Shade SPF 26 Foundation ($24 at Dermaflage.com):
This very water-resistant, long-wear, mineral-powder foundation provides a luminous glowing complexion, with the added benefit of sun protection and antioxidants for your skin. Specially formulated to work with Dermaflage topical filler (or not!), this cosmetic product is offered in eleven options of life-like shades and was created in Hollywood special effects.

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FOR THE WHO LONGS FOR HAIR-HYDRATION: PHYTO Ultimate Hydration Travel Set ($25, 1.7 oz. Phytojoba Intense Hydration Brilliance Shampoo, 1.7 oz. Phytojoba Intense Hydrating Brilliance Mask, 1 oz. Huile Soyeuse Lightweight Hydrating Oil at Sephora.com)

An essential three-piece travel kit to help hair stay hydrated while locking in moisture for luminous, healthy-looking hair. This trio is your answer to conditioned, smooth, healthy-looking hair. The hydrating, fast-acting shampoo restores moisture to dry hair without weighing it down. Jojoba oil combined with mallow and cornflower extracts (40 percent) instantly replenishes hair with moisture while restoring its natural protective barrier. Hair regains its softness, elasticity, and shine. Ideal for all hair types, the deep hydrating hair mask helps restore softness and luster. It’s enriched with nourishing jojoba oil and melts into a luxurious hair softener to deliver intense hydration and weightless detangling. A unique concentration of angelica seed extract (78 percent) and sweet orange essential oil imparts brilliance and vitality. The ultra-lightweight, beautifying treatment oil delivers serious hydration to dry, fine hair with incredible softness. The 98 percent natural, silicone-free formula can be used prior to blow drying or as a finishing touch to soften, control, tame flyaways and frizz, and add extraordinary shine.

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Hair News – Cure Split Ends with Orchid Flowers

Orchid Flowers: The “Cure” for Split Ends

Split end camouflage creme uses orchid extract to fasten frayed ends back together, lasting through 2-3 shampoos

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White Sands Haircare’s interest in orchid flowers for hair treatments was inspired from findings showing this flower’s mysterious capacity for immortality, beauty, and its versatility to adjust to different environments with vibrant color. Orchid cell membranes contain a longevity molecule allowing for this eternal quality. In short, due to this molecule, as the plant cells age they will continue to act as if they were brand new.

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After multiple tests, an orchid extract Bulbophyllum sp was discovered. It could mend split ends and fill holes in the fabric of each strand to instantly enhance hair health and heal damaged cuticle layers. This extract also provides hair the ability to hold moisture and control frizz which, in turn, gives a high shine.

As a split end camouflage creme, White Sands The Cure 24/7 effortlessly mends split ends, repairs damaged hair fibers, restores internal moisture, while making tresses stronger, smoother, and shinier. Also with Cellular Bridging, this innovative process stimulates hair cell renewal with micro-gels so tiny they instantly fill cuticle cracks, leaving each strand smooth andrepaired up to 7 days.

 

Price: $29.99 via Fine Salons & whitesandsproducts.com

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Endless Summertime Vibe with Nature’s Gate

There are certain scents that are synonymous with summer: sunscreen, salt water and… coconut! Nature’s Gate is excited to launch their NEW deliciously smelling Coconut Body Wash and Body Lotion. Both infused with coconut water for ultimate hydration and that “can’t get enough” beachy scent, these beauty essentials will make your summertime vibe last forever.

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Nourish on a deeper level with the NEW Nature’s Gate Coconut Body Wash. Formulated with Coconut Water, skin is deeply hydrated and touch-ably soft! (SRP: $8.59/Wholefoods)

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The NEW Coconut Body Lotion is made with coconut water and contains a gentle blend of Dragon Fruit, Passionflower and Banana to moisturize skin, leaving you feeling soft and smooth. (SRP: $8.49/Wholefoods)

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Earth Day is just around the corner, and no matter how eco-conscious you are, it’s good to go green every now and again! Celebrate the Earth with Nature’s Gate, a brand inspired by the eco-conscious consumer and influenced by Mother Nature.

Nature’s Gate offers a cohesive line of wholistic (whole (body) + holistic (lifestyle)) beauty products from hair to toes, economically-sound without sacrificing substance or quality. The products are trusted for their safe, vegan, wholesome, responsible and cruelty-free formulas. The packaging is recyclable and made with post-consumer recycle materials. In addition,Nature’s Gate has been a proud partner with WaterAid since 2008 by supporting Water Aid’s mission to help support the development of sustainable uses for rainwater and help communities, families and children around the world obtain long term access to safe, clean water.

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Nature’s Gate Body Washes are formulated with nourishing and hydrating oil blends to keep skin soft and smooth. The NEWNature’s Gate Lavender + Peony Replenishing Body Wash is infused with natural botanicals Lavender and Peony to help soften, soothe and repair skin. (SRP: $8.59/Wholefoods, Sprouts)

 

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Soften and soothe! The NEW Lavender Lotion is a blend of Valerian Root, Violet and Frankincense to help repair skin. (SRP: $8.49/Wholefoods, Sprouts)

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Nature’s Gate has the solution for everyone’s hair concerns. Say goodbye to lifeless locks and hello to Nature’s Gate Shampoos! Infused with natural botanical, Nature’s Gate Vegan Shampoos are formulated with effective, on trend ingredients that gently cleanse hair without stripping or weighing it down. Each shampoo nourishes and fortifies hair and scalp and addresses different hair types and conditions for every member of the family.

The NEW Jasmine + Kombucha Shine Enhancing Shampoo & Conditioner ($8.39, Whole Foods & Sprouts) is infused with natural botanicals Jasmine and Kombucha that smooth and nourish hair leading to increased shine and resiliency.

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The NEW Lavender + Peony Replenishing Shampoo ($8.39, Whole Foods & Sprouts) is infused with natural botanicals Lavender and Peony to soften and repair damaged hair.

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More information please check via http://www.naturesgate.com/.

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Calling All New Yorkers: Learn How to Have Fun with Hair Color

Henna Made Easy: Surya Brasil Demonstrates How to Have Fun with Hair Color

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Looking for an easy, noncommittal way to change up your hair color or for a more natural solution to cover up pesky greys? Look no further, the “Henna Experts” from Surya Brasil will be visiting NYC this month to demonstrate how to use their safe, all natural henna haircare products.

Made with all natural ingredients like acai, aloe vera and brazil nut oil, Surya Brasil’s Henna Cream nourishes hair for increased luster, softness and elasticity. Surya Brasil Henna Cream does NOT contain ammonia, PPD, parabens, peroxide, resorcinol, heavy metals, artificial fragrance, mineral oils, GMO’s or gluten.  Like all of Surya Brasil’s products, the Henna Cream is 100% vegan and cruelty free.

Surya’s experts will be on hand to answer any questions while offering free samples, haircare tips and gifts.  So please stop by!

April 5th April 6th April 7th April 13th April 19th April 20th
11am – 2pm / 5pm – 8pm
A Matter of Health1478 1st Avenue 

5pm – 8pm
Whole Foods Columbus Circle

10 Columbus Circle (59th Street)

 

11am – 2pm
Whole Foods Bowery95 East Houston Street 

5pm – 8pm
Whole Foods 57th Street

226 East 57thStreet

 

 

5pm – 8pm
Whole Foods Union Square40 East 14thStreet 
11am – 2pm
Whole Foods Upper East Side1551 3rd Avenue 
11am – 2pm
Whole Foods Upper West Side808 Columbus Avenue 
11am – 2pm
Whole Foods Tribeca270 Greenwich Street 

 

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