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August is officially here and this is the hottest month in a year – a lot of heat, a lot of sweat. What should we do to keep our skin clean? One of the best solutions is to use refining mask to clean the pore, keep the skin fresh.

Juice Beauty’s new Bamboo Pore Refining Mask is designed to help refine pores and detox the skin. This luscious aromatic mask provides a deep clean utilizing activated bamboo charcoal made from renewable and sustainable bamboo plants, as well as unique clay ingredients. The newest addition to the award winning Blemish Clearing Skincare Collection is formulated with a unique blend of AHA’s and PHA’s (Alpha and Polyhydroxy Acids) to help unclog pores by purifying deep-dwelling impurities and daily pollutants, leaving skin softer, smoother and more even toned. Designed for all skin types and especially recommended for oil, combination, and blemish-prone skin.

Bamboo Pore Refining Mask

$36 USD / $48 CAD Size: 2.0 fl. oz. / 60 mL

Benefits & Ingredients:

• The absorbent properties of Activated Bamboo Charcoal combined with Bentonite and Kaolin Clay help draw out excess oil, impurities and daily pollutants from deep within pores resulting in a healthier, clearer-looking complexion.

• Rich phenols, flavonoids and lignans provide rich nutrients and antioxidants.

• Organic Aloe helps calm and hydrate skin.

• A unique blend of alpha and polyhydroxy acids (AHAs & PHAs) such as Malic Acid (from organic apples), Citric Acid (from organic lemons), along with Lactic and Phytic Acids exfoliate to reveal smoother-looking and softer-feeling skin.

• Dual-action Aspen Bark acts as an antimicrobial and leaves the skin feeling clean, smooth and


• Salicylic Acid helps clear clogged pores and gently exfoliates to clarify skin.

“Treating oily or blemish-prone skin can sometimes be very harsh on the skin. At Juice Beauty, we formulate all our Blemish Clearing products with antioxidant-rich organic ingredients to hydrate while clearing the skin. This new mask does just that – it provides a wonderful detox without stripping the skin – a win win!”

-Karen Behnke, Founder, Juice Beauty

About Juice Beauty:

JUICE BEAUTY IS THE ORGANIC SOLUTION. The ‘OG’-Original Green antioxidant-rich skincare & plant-based makeup.

  • Cleaning up Beauty since 2005.
  • Vegan. Cruelty Free. Sustainable.
  • Certified Organic Ingredients. Wellness. Farm to Beauty.
  • Clinically validated formulas. Authentically organic ingredients.
  • Every Organic Drop Feeds Your Skin.

Karen Behnke, a serial wellness entrepreneur who built one of the first corporate wellness companies in the country, became passionate about the safety and efficacy of personal care products upon becoming pregnant with her first child at the age of 40. Karen set out to find healthy skincare solutions that delivered visible results. She quickly discovered the majority of leading personal care products on the market contained many chemical ingredients that were potentially harmful to the body some of which had been banned from our food. Knowing that skin absorbs up to 60% of what is placed on it, she wanted to create meaningful change through advanced beauty solutions that worked better, and were better for you, than conventional products. Juice Beauty harnesses the best of certified organic ingredients to deliver clinically validated skincare and vibrant plant-pigment makeup.

Today, Juice Beauty, headquartered in a beautiful sustainable building in Northern California with a stunning farm in Sonoma County, offers antioxidant-rich and amazingly effective skincare and makeup formulas that meet the rigorous organic product regulations in the United States.

Juice Beauty is available for purchase at, ULTA Beauty, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Blue Mercury, Dillard’s, Credo, and In Canada, available at Sephora.


Premier Below-the-Waist Hygiene Brand Asks Canadians an All-Important Question on a Totally Taboo Topic: Have You Embraced the ‘Scape?

MANSCAPED, the first and only brand dedicated to men’s below-the-waist grooming, is venturing… above-the-belt. The leading and fastest growing male hygiene company is bursting at the drawstrings, having officially announced its hotlyawaited arrival in Canada. This milestone launch answers the strong Canadian demand the brand has received across multiple platforms for MANSCAPED‘s sought-after products.

“We’re beyond excited to pioneer the men’s below-the-waist grooming movement in Canada, catapulting off a successful groundswell in the U.S. and, most recently, Australia,” said Stephanie Hinze, Director of Global Operations at MANSCAPED, who hails from U.S.’s neighbor to the north. “Canadians across provinces and territories are embracing the global trend toward more progressive male grooming. Now, they will finally have access to the right tools for the job.”

MANSCAPED has developed a full line of top-tier products that have quickly become a staple and part of the daily grooming regimen of more than 1,000,000 consumers in the U.S. – and counting. The intelligently designed product range includes precision-engineered tools, unique formulations and innovative accessories that ensure a simple, effective and hygienic manscaping routine.

With a reported 85% of women who prefer men who groom their goods, MANSCAPED is sure to be warmly welcomed by Canadian ladies and gents alike. “We believe our notion of Refining the Gentleman aligns with the multi-faceted culture in Canada and will spearhead a new era for the country’s modern consumer, across all genders and walks of life,” added Hinze.

“The MANSCAPED Movement is more than providing the proper tools for the job; we’re on a mission to empower men and end the stigma that comes with tending to one’s nether regions,” said Paul Tran, Founder and CEO of MANSCAPED. “Together with our amazing partners at the Testicular Cancer Society, we are opening up the conversation, answering questions and clearing up any misunderstandings about the subject – and in our signature light-hearted and humorous way that Canadians have been very receptive to already!”

Dedicated to cultivating relationships directly with their customers, MANSCAPED offers a one-stop-shop online at Here, manscapers can purchase a range of packages and hygiene plans, get limitedtime offers, and even learn some trimming tips and tricks on the highly educational and entertaining blog, The Man Cave. In addition, Canadians can find MANSCAPED products on, with Prime and pickup options available. Major retail updates throughout Canada are to follow, after a successful national rollout in Target stores in the U.S. last fall.


Founded in 2017, San Diego, California-based MANSCAPED is the only brand dedicated to men’s grooming and hygiene below-the-waist. The product range includes top-of-the-line precision-engineered tools, unique formulations and accessories to ensure a simple and effective manscaping routine. With direct-to-consumer shipping in the U.S., Australia and Canada, as well as in-store options across the U.S., MANSCAPED is a one-stop shopping destination for men looking for a brand that is focused on the needs of what has, for too long, been a sensitive and often taboo subject. For more information, visit or follow on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube.


Thinking in Icons, by design expert Felix Sockwell

I recently received a really cool design book! It is a book on symbols, graphic design, and hand-lettering for the designer in all of us that newly launched.

Designers are always working and thinking spatially and it is difficult to articulate their brilliant thought process. A new series of books on design from The Quarto Group help do exactly that.

Symbols, emojis, and hand lettering are becoming a big part of our daily lives. We use it in texting, emailing, and overall communication. For first-hand knowledge of this trend, reference Thinking in Icons, by design expert Felix Sockwell. A Designer’s Research Manual, an essential in any design library, has been completely revised, with all new case studies, photos and graphics, and updated technical information. Every day hand-lettering is gaining popularity, kids love to do it, adults try their hand, and we all have a unique spin on these elegant fonts. To get started try, Written by Hand, a guide for hand lettering your signs, posters, and activities.

Thinking in Icons, by design expert Felix Sockwell was the book that I received and I spent a very nice afternoon checking it out. Page after page, learning about how iconic logos came to be and the thought process behind the designer’s mind. Often you start with something complex that has so much meaning on every level. Then pairing it down to what is sleek, simple yet meaningful – that is the icon.

In Thinking in Icons, artist and designer Felix Sockwell takes readers through the process of creating an icon, covering many styles and visual approaches. Sockwell also offers examples of his collaborations with Stefan Sagmeister, Debbie Millman, and other high-profile designers, and features the work he has done with an impressive roster of blue-chip international brands, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Hasbro, Sony, The New York Times, and Yahoo.

From the most refined corporate visual systems to the ubiquitous emoji, icons have become an international language of symbols as well as a way to make a wholly unique statement. Without even realizing it, billions of people interpret the language of icons each day, this is the designer’s guide to creating the next great statement.

Discover many styles and visual approaches to this deceptively complex art. – Buy it here


Statement Hair this Fall? You Need THESE Products!

ColorProofand Macadamia Professional, a brand that infuses a unique blend of Macadamia and Argan oil into their products. ColorProof is launching a body builder for your hair (seriously…) – the SuperPlump Whipped Bodifying Mousse provides a power boost of body, bounce and shine with lasting style memory and maximum color and heat protection. While Macadamia Professional is launching their first Leave-In Protein Treatment – replenishes stressed-out, depleted strands with essential vitamins and minerals – andSmoothing Curl Cream – controls unruly curls while still providing a light, crunch-free feel.



Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Leave-In Protein Treatment ($22.00, Available at Ulta/

Delivers reinforcement to strengthen, replenish and protect. Used regularly, hair feels healthier and becomes more resistant to breakage. The perfect balance of ingredients leaves hair soft, conditioned and never brittle (over-proteinized.) Protects hair strands and helps to prevent against future breakage by increasing elasticity.

Key Ingredients:

  • Premium Protein Blend – Soy, quinoa and potato proteins fortify and help prevent breakage by increasing elasticity.
  • African Baobab Extract – Known as the “Tree of Life,” this sustainable source helps supplement with essential vitamins and minerals

Recommend usages include:

  • Before coloring to strengthen hair resulting in longer lasting color
  • After any chemical treatment / process
  • After using heat tools
  • As split end mender
  • After being in the sun / beach / pool


Macadamia Professional Smoothing Curl Cream ($19.95, Available at Ulta/

A conditioning styling cream that controls and smoothes unruly curls, while still providing a light, touchable-soft feel. Fights humidity for fizz control, tames flyaways and creates a natural-looking shine. Premium blend of hold and styling agents provide long term curl retention.

Key Ingredients:

  • Rice and Soy Proteins – Help reduce breakage and tame unruly curls.
  • Vitamins A & E – Nourish and lock in moisture.
  • Coconut Oil – Provides moisture and softness to dry, damaged hair.
  • Olive Oil – Maintains color and provides shine.
  • Grape Seed Oil – Provides hydration and protects against moisture loss.
  • Pistachio Oils – Protects against environmental extremes.




ColorProof SuperPlump Whipped Bodifying Mousse (9oz/$26; 2oz/$9 at

This ultra-rich, all-over bodifying crème mousse instantly delivers astonishing volume for a full-bodied silhouette. Designed to nourish and keep strands soft and flexible, this incredible, alcohol-free, salt-free formula provides a power boost of body, bounce and shine with lasting style memory and maximum color and heat protection. With this super-concentrated formula, a little goes a long way for instant lift and larger-than-life style.


Pumpkin Spice Latte Inspired Beauty

It is finally starting to feel like fall around New York City, and that can only mean one thing: Pumpkin spice everything! Yes—that includes your beauty routine! Try a PSL-inspired look using glimmering bronzers, warm-toned eyeshadow, orange-hued lipstick and more. Shop our favorites below!



Emmy Looks for Less From Azazie

Television’s elite rocked the red carpet to celebrate the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards and a rainbow of fashion frocks took center stage.  If you want to sport a similar style, but not sure you can handle the price tag, don’t fear! – an online bridal wear retailer that boasts made-to-measure dresses at a fraction of industry costs – has an array of stunning styles to make sure you look like a million dollars, without spending it. For some style inspiration, highlights of the night include:


Wonderful in White – With summer wedding season barely in the rearview mirror, many celebrities – such as Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) – opted to wear white for television’s big night.  Trying to extend her newlywed status a little longer, Sofia Vergara joined the club, donning a beautiful strapless white Marx Zunino mermaid gown that showed off her amazing figure. For a similarly stunning look, Azazie’s Misty ($249) gown is a flattering sweetheart tulle strapless gown with a full pleated bodice and corset back that is sure to fit you like a glove, without breaking the bank.


Red Carpet Ready  – Red is always a sizzling color that ensures you’ll stand out in a crowd. Helping her to do just that, Edie Falco wore a beautiful one-shouldered red gown that accentuated her curves in all the right places.  Similarly stunning, Azazie’s Carissa floor-length one-shoulder chiffon dress boasts a trumpet/mermaid silhouette, twisted flare in the back and one-sided ruching at the hip, all for the incredible cost of $129.


Orange is the New Black – Color dresses were abundant at the award show and Viola Davis is always one to embrace a bold hue. Tonight was no exception, as she wore a bright orange Zac Posen gown with thick straps and front detailing. Azazie carries several similar styles that offer a ton of bang for your buck.  The floor-length Melinda dress (shown in Tangerine; $129) features spaghetti straps leading up to a halter neckline, pleating throughout the top of the bodice and pockets to stash some money and your favorite shade of lip-gloss.  Kaitlynn (shown in papaya; $119) is a floor-length, empire style dress with a heavily pleated bodice that is sure to flatter any figure.

Back to the Basics – Celebrities were looking to make their mark at the Emmys and did so with interesting necklines (plunging galore!), embellishments and back detailing.  Shailene Woodley showed off her sexy side, wearing a green spaghetti strap dress with double back strap detailing for a little edge.  Azazie’s floor-length Kailyn ($119) dress boasts a similar strappy look, featuring an overlay of chiffon for an illusion halter neckline and back straps held together with a jewel button.

All dresses range in size from 0-30, as well as custom sizing and come in over 60 colors.