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RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura 🌺Celebrate the Season of Cherry Blossoms

Few events herald the birth of spring like a shower of luminous pink petals falling softly from hundreds of cherry trees. Cherry-blossom festival, known as Hanami, is a centuries-old Japanese custom, a springtime occasion for merriment and the contemplation of life’s beauty and transience. For 2019, Tokyo’s sakura blossoms are expected to start opening around today, with peak bloom around March 29.

With this cherry blossom season about to begin, you definitely can’t go wrong with beauty products inspired with this picturesque pink flowers like RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura!

Ready to celebrate Hanami with new beginnings
and being mindful of the fleeting nature of life and beauty? 

RITUALS Ritual of Sakura Shower Foam $9.5

Make each day feel like a new beginning with RITUALS Ritual of Sakura Shower Foam. Purify and soften your skin with the spring-like fragrance of Cherry Blossom and nourishing organic Rice Milk. Simply squeeze a small amount of gel into your hand, massage it into your skin and watch it transform into a rich, creamy, moisturising foam. Lasts up to 50 showers (depending on how much you use!) Enhance your Sakura ritual by using the Ritual of Sakura body cream and experience the same fragrance sensation.

RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura Bath Foam $19

Make your bath even more blissful with the renewing scent of cherry blossom and rice milk. This luxurious bath foam leaves your skin feeling nourished and silky soft while enveloping you in a feeling of ultimate relaxation.

RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream $33

Unique blend containing antioxidants, Vitamin E and the ingredient Centella Asiatica, which helps strengthen your skinEnriched with nourishing Rice Milk and a flowery fragrance of Cherry Blossom

RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura Scented Candle $35

Light your way to a new beginning with this luxurious scented candle. Based on the renewing fragrance of cherry blossom and organic rice milk, the candle is composed of 70% natural wax and lasts for up to 50 hours.

RITUALS The Ritual of Sakura Gif Set $29.50
(Perfect for Mother’s Day!!)

Give someone – or yourself – the gift of a new beginning. Rejuvenate body, mind & soul with this medium gift set containing a foaming shower gel, body scrub, body cream and hand wash: all enriched with renewing cherry blossom and organic rice milk. The gift set comes wrapped in a luxurious, eco-friendly keepsake box to store your favorite things.

I am totally fall in love with this collection. The beautiful smell and feeling of the cherry blossom bring me a lot of happiness when every time I use it. It can be a great gift to your mom, your friends, and of course to yourself. Spoil yourself at this beautiful Spring time in 2019.

You can rest assured that there’s no shortage of cherry blossom products to choose from at RITUALS and bonus: they’re all as pretty as they are effective! All products are available to purchase at Rituals.com and Rituals stores.

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Care Skincare: A Consumer-Direct Clean Beauty Brand Formulated with High Quality Ingredients

After a year of intensive research and development, Digital Brands LLC announced the official launch of CareSkincare. The brand was developed by a team of world-class experts who formulated five key highly effective multi-functional products that would address the skin’s most important needs in a straightforward, simple way using high-quality ingredients.

A clean beauty brand, all formulas were developed using only safe, proven ingredients that are fragrance-free. Additionally, no products in the line are ever animal-tested. Care Skincare sells directly to consumers—avoiding retail markups and costs. These savings are passed along to the consumer in the brand’s pricing.

“After having spent many years leading product launches globally for Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., I came to the conclusion that what works in skincare is actually very simple,” said Care Skincare Co-Founder, Ricardo Quintero.“We felt we really owed it to the marketplace to launch a brand that offered a straightforward approach with quality product at a better price.”

The Care Skincare launch includes essential products designed to deliver outstanding results, with minimal daily effort. The collection is straightforward, clean and honest. The brand strives to be easy to understand, having stripped away any unnecessary jargon from its marketing. Packaging is simple, legible, functional, and always recyclable.

“Having tried out skincare regimens throughout my pregnancies, seasonal changes, and travels, I was very much in touch with the challenges of committing to products that weren’t flexible enough to fit my needs at different stages in my life,” said Care Skincare Co-Founder Pilar Quintero. “Careoffers safe, highly effective products that work for all skin types. We knew it was possible to achieve that.”

All products in the Care Skincare line were developed by a team of world-class experts using high quality ingredients that strictly adhere to the brand’s clearly communicated standards for “Clean Beauty.” Everything offered from the brand is fragrance-free, alcohol-free, mineral oil-free, paraben-free, phthalates-free, and cruelty-free.

“The most important lesson I have learned in my 35 years of developing prestige skincare products is that it’s not just about a singular ingredient—it’s how each formula has been independently and expertly curated to work at its maximum potential,” said Debbie D’Aquino, Head of Product Innovation for Care Skincare. “The comfort and elegance of a skincareproduct is equally important to performance and safety.  That’s why each Careproduct has also been designed to be extremely pleasurable to use. This way, you enjoy using them each and every day.” 

The Care Skincare launch collection features five key products:

Soft Sweep Micellar Cleanser + Toner—This gentle, rinse-free formula cleanses effectively without stripping the skin. Its microscopic micelles act as dirt and oil magnets. Soft Sweep Micellar Cleanser + Toner is available in 8 oz. at a retail price of $24.

Deep Moisture Fix Hydrating Water Cream—This gel-cream moisturizer has a soothing texture. The hyaluronic acid in the cream absorbs deeply to provide multi-level hydration and support skin elasticity. The product was designed for use as a daily moisturizer and can be applied under or over make-up and as a quick rehydrating mask. Deep Moisture Fix Hydrating Water Cream is available in 1.7 oz. at a retail price of $35.

Tireless, Retinoid Night Serum—This transformative serum renews and repairs skin overnight. Granactive Retinoid™ provides unparalleled anti-aging benefits without irritation. The product was designed to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation for a visibly brighter, smoother complexion. Tireless, Retinoid Night Serum is offered in two sizes: 1 oz. at a retail price of $45, and 2 oz. at a retail price of $68.

Eye + Lip Nourishing Cream—Formulated to treat and repair the delicate area around the eyes and around the lips, this dense cream with a light-diffusing finish softens the look of fine lines and dark circles. It absorbs quickly and won’t drift into eyes or interfere with makeup. Eye + Lip Nourishing Cream is available in 0.5 oz. at a retail price of $30.

The Everything Multi-Level Moisturizer—This multi-functional formula nourishes, hydrates and repairs the skin and includes powerful antioxidants, turmeric and black tea ferment. Additionally, peptides provide the benefits of a serum in the comfort of a cream. The Everything Multi-Level Moisturizer is available in 1.7 oz. at a retail price of $40.

About Care Skincare
Care Skincare was launched by husband and wife founders Ricardo and Pilar Quintero. Its products are developed by a team of world-class experts who formulate highly effective skincare that addresses the skin’s most important needs in a straightforward, simple way. Care Skincare sells directly to consumers, avoiding retail markups and costs. The most expensive thing about Care Skincare products is each best-in-class formula, crafted with high quality ingredients.Care Skincare products are available exclusively at careskincare.com, where you can find more information about the brand.

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Celebrate Beautiful March Season with IT Cosmetics

I wanted to let you know, that the IT Cosmetics QVC Today’s Special Value is going live TONIGHT, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at midnight!

The IT Cosmetics’ IT’s All About You! Your Customer Favorites Collection celebrates products that are truly life-changing for IT Girls everywhere! This Today’s Special Value will be offered for one day only! As a reminder, each day, QVC picks one special item they believe shoppers will love, and offers it at an exceptionally low price from midnight (ET) until 11:59 p.m. (PT) that day.

This exclusive four-piece collection features a NEW! brow-transforming essential, a lip-loving favorite in a new shade, an illuminating complexion must-have in new shades—plus a perfectly paired brush! First, create the look of your fullest, most natural-looking brows with the NEW! Brow PowerFULL Universal Voluminzing Eyebrow Pencil. Use your included Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush No. 702 to flawlessly apply your Supersize CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+, then apply your NEW SHADE! of Je Ne Sais Quoi all over your lips for your most beautiful finish.

About Each Product:

NEW SHADES! Supersize CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+ Color Correcting Illuminating Full Coverage Cream Infused with micronized light-reflecting pigments for subtle radiance without glitter or shimmer, this multitasking beauty miracle is your one step for color-correcting full coverage, anti-aging skincare and SPF 50+ broad-spectrum sunscreen. It’s suitable for all skin types—and helps give you better-looking skin! 

NEW! Brow PowerFULL Universal Volumizing Eyebrow Pencil 

It’s your brow phenomenon that creates the look of real hair—now featuring a triangular tip for your fullest-looking, most beautiful brows! This pencil adheres to skin for long-lasting wear, and comes in one universal shade that adjusts to all hair colors based on pressure.

NEW SHADE! Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment Now in a beautiful Honey shade, this treatment contains nourishing butters and oils, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants for your softest, smoothest-looking results. 

Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin-Perfecting Brush No. 702 

A makeup bag must-have, your game-changing brush features ultra-soft Heavenly Skin brush hair for your smoothest application. Perfect for pairing with your favorite powders, foundations and complexion products, it blurs away the appearance of imperfections for your most beautiful finish! 

About IT Cosmetics:

Developed with plastic surgeons, IT Cosmetics creates clinically tested, innovative, problem-solving makeup and skincare products that harness cutting-edge anti-aging technologies and high-performance skin-loving ingredients to provide you with serious beauty solutions that help you look and feel your most beautiful! IT Cosmetics is a top beauty brand sold at ULTA Beauty, Sephora, QVC, Macy’s, Selfridges, Nocibé, Douglas, Boots, Kicks and itcosmetics.com. Discover it. Love it. Believe it. 

GAME-CHANGING PRODUCTS, LIFE-CHANGING RESULTS! 

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Clear out your makeup clutter with JOAH’s Under $10 Products!

Clear out the clutter in your cosmetics bag, and cut your makeup stash in half with JOAH! JOAH Beauty is a K-Beauty inspired brand  with affordable products that can be used in multiple ways for easy on-the-go looks.

I am so excited to introduce JOAH to you. As a makeup lover, I always look for more beauty products that I love and I can share with friends. K-Beauty is a key point for me. As I grew up in China, we use a lot of cosmetics from Korea. I love K-Beauty for sure, the foundation is not too thick, the eye shadow colors are more natural… Yes, that is the point. K-Beauty gives you a more natural look than other styles. Who wants to look like a party girl everyday? No, we want to look beautiful in a casual and natural way. JOAH Beauty surprised me. It is very affordable with such great quality.

Here are some best sellers you might like:

JOAH I’m your Jelly Bae Matte Gel Lipstick($6.50)(Colors top to bottom: Babe + Hubby)JOAH’s matt gel lipstick glides on and provides weightless comfort thanks to dry-touch oils and a wax-free formula. Richly pigmented, this lipstick doesn’t have to just stay to the lips. Three dabs on the side of the cheek will leave your cheeks looking naturally flushed without an  oily finish. I’m Your Jelly Bae comes in 10 rich shades to suit any skin color and desired look.

JOAH La Bam Balm Tinted Lip Balm ($5.50) (Colors left to right: Tini Bikini, La Bamba, Tequila Sunrise and Fiesta)JOAH La Bam Balm is an easy glide gel treatment balm that imparts a highly pigmented tint, reverses chapping and dryness and leaves lips soft and smooth. But in a pinch, use your fingers to blend the gel formula onto your eyelids for a trendy glossy eye look. La Bam Balm comes in 6 colors.

JOAH Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil($9.50)(Color: Cool Blonde)The fine tip of the Brow Down To Me Precision Brow Pencil creates fine hair-like strokes, perfect for drawing in the most natural looking brows. The spoolie side smooths brows into place for a smudge proof, budge proof look that lasts all day. It doesn’t stop there – use this product on your top and bottom waterline for everyday eyeliner look or try creating natural freckles across the cheeks that will last. Available in 6 shades. 
Don’t waste your money on more products you don’t need. Go multipurpose with JOAH Beauty.

Now Let’s finish the daily look with me.

First Step, I use TRULY YOURS BB CREAM and SELFIE READY SETTING POWDER for the foundation. And TRULY YOURS FULL COVER CONCEALER to conceal under eyes and some pores.

Second Step: Eye brow and eye shadow times. I use BIRTHDAY SUIT EYESHADOW PALETTE and BROW DOWN TO ME AUTO BROW PENCIL.

Next, EYE CANDY AUTO EYELINER and EYE SCREAM VOLUME AND LENGTHENING MASCARA to finish the eyes.

The last: Lip! TINTATION LIP STAIN and MIRROR MIRROR LIP GLOSS to finish the whole look!

My favorite products from my look:

TRULY YOURSBB CREAM$

Multitasking mavens, this is truly everything! Tinted BB cream is makeup, skincare, primer & much more all in one! Available in 4 shades.

Benefits: Multipurpose beauty cream combines the benefits of tinted moisturizer, primer, concealer…you name it! Formulated with emollients and other goodies you need to blur imperfections, reduce the appearance of lines, brighten skin, hydrate, and works as a foundation to improve skin texture and more.

TRULY YOURSFULL COVER CONCEALER

What imperfections? Prepare to look fabulous wearing this long-lasting concealer. Help your skin appear more youthful and say so long to discoloration, blemishes and dark circles. Available in 6 shades.

Benefits: Helps your skin appear more youthful and lets you say so long to discoloration, blemishes, scars and dark circles. Light weight and creamy texture is budgeproof, so anything you prefer to hide stays undercover all day.

BIRTHDAY SUITEYESHADOW PALETTE

Grab your chance to bare all! With warm tones and blushing browns, this eyeshadow palette can be used to create looks from natural to magical.

Benefits:

  • Long-lasting eyeshadows that don’t need a primer.
  • Blend of mattes and shimmers for a variety of looks.
  • Neutral colors for everyday wear.

EYE CANDY AUTO EYELINER

Get in line, buster! This retractable never needs sharpening eyeliner pencil has a non-drying, buildable formula that will make your eyes stand out from miles away.

Benefits: Waterproof, non-drying, silky, creamy formula smoothly glides on and lasts 24 hours.

Brushes

Behind every great makeup is a brush, so JOAH created brushes with greatness! You’re going to love how the soft, pro-quality bristles blend & blend.

About JOAH:

Born from Korean Beauty, Inspired by a SMILE, JOAH is Korean for “I LIKE IT”.

JOAH believes in celebrating life, fearlessly flaunting your femininity & being unapologetically girly. JOAH knows beauty confidence comes from within, but she realizes that makeup helps, too. Let’s face it-dressing up is fun, glam gets you everywhere, & the sweet things in life really do matter most. That’s where JOAH comes in. With a carefully curated collection of cosmetics & skin care (that do a lot more than just make you look good), the JOAH philosophy centers around easily achievable beauty benefits, based on innovative high performance formulas that work. At JOAH, innovation is their motivation & they’re proud to be beauty pioneers…bringing the best of Korean Beauty to cosmetics. With amazing products, on-trend colors & ridiculously cute packaging, consider us your grownup beauty playground!

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Everyday is Valentine with Wrinkles Schminkles!

I believe 2019 is off to a great start for you.  I want to introduce you to Wrinkles Schminkles. This heart shaped, medical grade silicone pad is the perfect romantic gift to yourself!  I know a lot of people have used this miraculous treatment from Wrinkles Schminkles and the results are absolutely visible overnight! I am sure you would be amazed as well!  For just $30 (with 20-30 uses) and available at Amazon.com, it doesn’t get easier and more affordable than that for such incredible results!! 

Instead of wearing your heart on your sleeve, wear it on your chest! Be your own Valentine and celebrate self-love by indulging in self-care with Wrinkles Schminkles Chest Smoothing Kit. Stick one of these heart-shaped 100% Medical Grade Silicone Pads to your chest before bed, give yourself a big hug for being uniquely you, and wake up to a smoother chest, instantly!

Want to share the love beyond the chest and say schminkles to all your wrinkles? Check out the EyesForeheadMouth,Neck and Hands Smoothing Kits! Sharing with a lover or BFF? Gift them our Morning After Glow Serum, or if it’s a guy, bring out their handsome with our Men’s Eye and Forehead kits!

Wrinkles Schminkles Chest Wrinkles & Décolletage Wrinkles – Chest Smoothing Kit

The Silicone Chest Decollete Pads perform simple little miracles while you sleep to smooth our chest, cleavage, and decolletage wrinkles

  • Non-invasive chest wrinkles treatment that visibly reduces the signs of aging and sun damage
  • 100% medical grade silicon hydrate, heal and stimulate collagen over time
  • Comfortable shape that keeps skin taut so it can’t crease orwrinkle
  • Apply at night to relieve and visibly soften chest, cleavage and décolletage wrinkles, so you wake up looking refreshed and ready to start each day loving yourself
  • FDA-cleared and made in USA
  • Available on Amazon.com or wrinklesschminkles.com

About Wrinkles Schminkles: Wrinkles Schminkles founder, Gabrielle Requena, realized that living in Australia, her décolletage was showing signs of aging faster than other parts of the skin! While there are countless lotions and potions on the market for the face, there was nothing for the body! Not one to shy away from a challenge, Requena got to work developing an affordable, super-effective and non-invasive range of products to help women look and feel confident in their skin. The solution? Wrinkles Schminkles, an anti-aging range of reusable 100% Medical Grade Silicone Pads for men and women especially designed to treat the chest, eyes, forehead, hands, neck and mouth—overnight!

Next time someone stresses over wrinkles, just say “Wrinkles? WrinklesSchminkles!”

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Skin Care Predictions to Keep You on Track

Often the start of a new year, predictions in varying market categories are made. From top diets for the New Year, to new workout trends, to bucket list travel destinations. Let’s not forget the beauty marketplace. With the start of 2019, BREVENA Laboratories’ Skin Expert and Advanced Practice Esthetician Susannah Courteau is already seeing a few skin care trends that can help you ensure your healthiest skin ever.

Top 3 2019 Skin Care Trends: 

  1.  Replenishing Oils:  The use of replenishing oils in skin care has grown significantly in the past year.  I see this trend not only continuing but growing significantly in 2019.  We grew up hearing “fat free” food was the gold standard and up till recently, the same thing has been propagated in skincare. Thankfully we’ve learned that fat doesn’t actually make you fat (thank you avocados), and in skincare the right oils aren’t greasy and can actually help breakouts. There are a multitude of emollients and fat-based ingredients for the skin that are absolutely phenomenal.  They provide not only the right amount of hydration but anti-inflammatory effects as well that support the skins barrier function. Thank you to science, for putting the spotlight on the proper way to hydrate!
  2.  Blue Light Awareness: Technology is now part of our day to day existence and while we love our apps, they can have a negative effect on our skin.  Thankfully, awareness is growing about the many harmful effects that blue light can have on our bodies including the long-term damaging effects it can have on our skin.  I predict that the role of antioxidants and reparative ingredients in skin care will take on an elevated position in 2019.
  3.  Sheet Masks:  This is a current trend that I see increasing in the coming year.  I like to think that this trend is a reflection of the changing mindset in our society around self-care.  Multitasking has its limits and its hazards. Thankfully, we are beginning to realize the importance of self-care by slowing down and taking time for ourselves to relax and rebalance.  Treating your skin with something special like a mask or scrub is the perfect, healthy way to accomplish this, and it feels amazing!  Trade that last email for a hydrating mask instead.  I promise, you won’t regret it️.

“As you continue to evolve your own wellness regimen, consider these predictions and consider adding even just one of these into your routine to help you jump start a healthier you,” Susannah advises.

About Susannah Courteau: Skin Expert and Advanced Practice Esthetician Susannah Courteau is a member of BREVENA Laboratories’, LLC leadership and advisory team. BREVENA is a luxury skin care cosmetics company based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. A Minnesota native who graduated from St. Paul College as a licensed Esthetician in 2004, Susannah specializes in the medical side of esthetics, performing advanced skin treatments for complex conditions including acne, sensitized and irritated skin. Susannah’s extensive training and expertise lead her to become an Advanced Practice Esthetician and Spa Director at Sunbear Salon and Med Spa in White Bear Lake, MN. Susannah has partnered with BREVENA Laboratories as a Skin Health Consultant to further develop the brand’s line of clinical grade skin care products, ensuring the needs of the most sensitive skin types are met. Visit: www.Brevena.com

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