A Super Easy and Cute Way to Store Your Makeup Brushes

11.2.13

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As my makeup brush collection started to grow, I needed a container to put them in where they were easily accessible and visible. Somehow, they ended up in a red Solo cup. Classy, right?

Since my makeup area is my little sanctuary where I can go and relax and feel good about myself, I decided to spruce the area up a bit. The first order of business was to get rid of the solo cup.

I found a rectangle glass vase yesterday at A.C. Moore that I thought was the perfect height and shape to hold makeup brushes, $4.99.

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I also added clear frosted pebbles for–2 packs at $1.96 each

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A super easy and cheap way to display your makeup brushes beautifully. Next on the list: scented candles and white roses  icon smile A Super Easy and Cute Way to Store Your Makeup Brushes

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Whats Your Nightly Moisturizing Routine?

09.2.13

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I’m over 40 so I’m constantly  looking for products to give me that quick fix ( Ya know  shrink  large pores, diminish lines etc!) I stumbled across NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment. NeriumAD Age-Defying Treatment is a night cream developed from the patent-pending extract of the Nerium oleander plant. Nerium International’s skincare ingredients are blended at optimum levels to nourish your skin and provide real results.  Third-party clinical trials show that NeriumAD dramatically reduces the appearance of:

-Fine Lines and Wrinkles
-Discoloration
-Uneven Skin Texture
-Enlarged Pores
-Aging Skin
Nerium AD is non comedogenic, and free of  Parabens and gluten. Cruelty free as well.

 

How to Use:

1. Wash your face, use a mild cleanser ( alcohol and acid free)

2. Apply 4 pumps onto slightly damp skin ( face and neck)

3. Next morning you will rinse your face off

3. Use for at least a month to see your results

4. Take before and after photos to see the difference ( see my photo below)

 

What I found out about this product:

During advanced research on the uses of the Nerium oleander plant, an accidental  discovery was made: the unique properties of Nerium oleander provided remarkable   age-defying results when applied to the skin. This finding led to the creation of  the NeriumAD skincare line.   Nerium scientists developed a breakthrough process, NBio-PL2, to extract from the  Nerium oleander plant in a way that preserves its unique and beneficial properties.  This patent-pending extraction process yields the NAE-8 extract used to formulate  this first-of-its-kind age-defying product line.

My experience with Nerium AD:

I applied it onto my face nightly for 30 days ,( my boyfriend used it as well) It dries onto your face and feels tight), also has a unique scent (like a plant).  In the morning I jump into shower and wash it off, my face feels so soft and looks tighter and I notice the lines between my eyebrows  have softened up. I have to say this product really worked for us., Its worth a try!

 

See my difference ( sorry I am makeup free here)

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You can find out more about this product and or  purchase through here: www.renaemadore.arealbreakthrough.com

{$80 as a preferred customer or $110 retail}

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Author: Danielle Minnella www.danielleminnella.com

L’Occitane Spring Regimen

08.2.13

Hello ABL readers!!

Happy Weekend.. I am in the middle of a storm here in NY but I thought what better time than right now to start thinking about Spring!!

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With Groundhog Day behind us, its official – spring is quickly approaching! There is no better time to update and refresh your beauty regime. Why not start with L’Occitane’s NEW Immortelle Brightening Mist? 

To let the light reveal all of skin’s youth, L’Occitane has extended its Immortelle Brightening rage with a new product, formulated with the same rigour and exacting standards as the most advanced anti-aging creams. 

The NEW Immortelle Brightening Mist is an alcohol-free mist that refreshes, softens and brightens the complexion. Also perfect for spraying over make-up to help it stay fixed all day! It combines the unique properties of Immortelle essential oil with Bellis Perennis to keep skin young-looking, radiant and even-toned. The Immortelle breathes youth visibly into the skin, helping to correct wrinkles while the Bellis Perennis acts to help visibly reduce the appearance of pigmentation marks. 

L’Occitane products are sold in store and online at usa.loccitane.com.

 

 

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Author: Danielle Minnella www.danielleminnella.com

NOVIS Autumn/Winter New York Fashion Week 2013 Presentation at Eyebeam Gallery

08.2.13

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week has hit NYC in full force. On day 1, we were lucky enough to be present at the NOVIS 2013 Autumn/Winter Presentation at the beautiful Eyebeam Gallery in Chelsea, NYC!

As I entered the grand, well lit room, I was greeted with a bubbly glass of champagne and directed to the stage where I found 18 models standing in some of the most perfectly tailored ensembles I had ever seen. The line was full of texture, color and incredible shape. In the presentation there was a royal blue full velvet pantsuit (my absolute favorite ensemble!), a black empire waist sheer ballgown completely covered in crystal ‘studs’, blazers and shifts made of a frizzed gray shag-type wool, crisp leopard separates and lady like gloves in a bold stripe.

The collection was eclectic and upbeat with variety that flowed together perfectly to create a line that would likely be rocked by a young fashionista that embodies grace with an edge.

 

The hair was, in my opinion, to die for! Every model had a strong bang that was, as my colleague hairstylist Katie Papson (www.katiepapson.com) pointed out, oh so Bridget Bardot with heavy yet soft fringe and jaw length pieces at the temple.  Some models had their hair down and shaggy, some had a voluminous pony. Every model’s hair teetered between sexy-freespirit and polished-work appropriate.  All looks created by hairstylist Linh Nguyen for Cutler/Redken with perfection.

 

I saved the best for last- the MAKEUP! The makeup genius, Lisa Aharon, created this look using Kevyn Aucoin Beauty products. At first glance, the makeup was just fresh, simple, and clean… until we got closer. It wasn’t until Katie said ‘Is that glitter on her bottom lid?’ that I realized there was something else going on here. Each model had one perfectly placed rhinestone in the center of her lower lash line. The rhinestone was small enough to be overlooked at a quick glance, but large enough to catch the light and make you do a double take. Add the stone to the well defined and slightly darkened brow…. with the strong bang? Absolute. Perfection.

 

I was thoroughly impressed with every aspect of this presentation and I am so glad we made the trip all the way to 12th Avenue in Chelsea! Rock on NOVIS! 

 

Hair and Make-Up:
Make-Up – Lisa Aharon for Kevyn Aucoin
Hair – Linh Nguyen for Cutler/Redken
Nails – Casey Herman for Etoile
Skincare – Murad

 

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 Photography credit: David X Prutting/Billy Farrell Agency

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