Monday, May 15, 2017

GIVEAWAY: 1 Day Pro Pass to PhamExpo 2017 (Saturday Only)

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored giveaway, I just have an extra ticket to giveaway. PhamExpo is aware but this is not a sponsored giveaway. I do a giveaway each year, some are sponsored and some are not, this year it is not sponsored, I purchased the ticket.

The ticket is a 1 day Pro Pass to PhamExpo 2017, Saturday only. 

I attend every year and it's always an amazing beauty event. 

The winner will be announced and emailed 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Nanogold masks applied on Kris and Caityln Jenner on Season 13: Episode 7

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Knesko Skin is an enlightened pathway to beautiful skin and a glowing spirit. Company founder Lejla Cas applied the nanogold repair facial on Kris and Caityln Jenner using the face, neck and décolleté masks.

Since the brand’s launch in 2012, Knesko Skin has a number of celebrity skin care clients who indulge in the benefits of the natural masks, infused with crushed diamonds and 24 Karat Gold. Knesko Skin partners with hotels and resorts including many Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton locations, Fairmont Hotels, St. Regis, Westin, Wynn, Delano, Mandalay Bay, Hilton, Omni, Encore, JW Marriott, Vdara, Aria, Langham, Caesars Palace, Bellagio, Canyon Ranch Spa Club and Viceroy Dubai. 

Lejla Cas is an internationally renowned licensed celebrity skincare specialist, aesthetician, reiki chanel and makeup artist. Originally from Australia, Lejla’s idea for Knesko Skin has now grown into a complete wellness solution. Men and women globally are using her holistic lifestyle approach, along with Knesko’s high-performance masks and skincare products to reveal and enhance the skin’s natural beauty.
Knesko Skin has two collections the nanogold repair and the diamond radiance collection. Both collections include, face masks (box of 4 treatments), eye mask (box of 6 treatments) and the “Limited Edition” signature facial set- which is now available for sale online for the first time. All products are now available on

Knesko Skin takes a unique approach to beauty and self-care. Knesko believes true beauty comes from within so the Knesko collection is designed to treat the skin, the mind, the body and the spirit as a whole. The Knesko experience includes gemstone-infused, premier collagen masks are infused with nature’s bountiful and powerful elements. The products are designed to:
·        Revitalize, brighten, hydrate the skin 
·        Connect, heal, and nourish the mind body and spirit.

Monday, May 8, 2017


Recycle Your Old Nail Polish for Free with Lauren B. Cares Nail Polish Recycling Program

This weekend, bring any brand of old polish to be recycled AND
get a FREE change of polish and 20% OFF all Lauren B. Beauty Products.

When: Saturday, May 13th from 11pm-4pm

Where: Whole Foods Market El Segundo
760 S. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, Ca 90245

Why:  Did you know throwing nail polishes away hurts our environment? Most nail polishes contain harmful
chemicals that are toxic to living organisms. These chemicals can leach into groundwater and cause
great harm to the local ecosystem. Bring in any nail product and we will see it is properly recycled!

If you purchase any Lauren B. Beauty Nail Polish during the Recycling Event, you will receive a FREE Lauren B. Nail Perfecter Base Coat ($20 value) or Quick-Dry Top Coat ($22 value).

Lauren B. Beauty polishes are proudly 7-free, TPHP-Free, chip-resistant and vegan-friendly.

For more information, please visit or reach out directly.

GIVEAWAY: 2017 California Strawberry Festival May 20 & 21 in Oxnard CA

It's that time of year again and I can't wait to visit the CA Strawberry Festival!!

This year I am hosting a giveaway

Contest information:

I am giving away a 4 pack of tickets that are being sponsored by the CA Strawberry Festival. You must be 18 years old to enter. I will be mailing the tickets to the randomly selected winner via US Mail with delivery confirmation. Although this is a sponsored giveaway I am not affiliated with the Festival but I can't wait to see you all there.

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Last year we traveled from Union Station by train to the festival and we had a blast. We will be doing the same this year.

Kids have a kingdom of their very own at the 2017 California Strawberry Festival May 20 & 21 in Oxnard. Strawberryland For Kids isan oasis where rides and interactive attractions and contests create smiles for the young at heart.

The Strawberryland Kids Theatre presented by Wells Fargo hosts live shows throughout the day and the Berry Best Dressed Baby Contest encourages infants up to four years of age to participate to win prizes.

The heralded event offers plenty for the entire family to enjoy with 50+ food booths, gooey contests, celebrity chef demonstrations, concerts, hundreds of arts & crafts, and more. The Festival grounds have been expanded by 50% this year on the parks 15 acres.

Hours are 10:00am to 6:30pm. Proceeds benefit southland charities.

INFO: 1-888- 288-9242


LOCATION: Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 South Rose Avenue, Oxnard.

Oxnard is 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. Free park ‘n’ ride shuttles run from convenient locations just off the 101 freeway offer direct access. Limited parking is available on site for $10.


Adults: $12; seniors 62+, active military and dependents with ID card: $8;
Youths (5-12): $5, Free for kids 4 and under.


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Friday, May 5, 2017

essence cosmetics is available at Forever 21!

hey, free shipping above $15 always!
 essence makeup 
new  eyes  lips  face  nails  accessories  collections 
How to Make Nude Eyes Palette ($9.99)
This all in one palette includes six matte and shimmer eye shadow shades, a dual ended brush, built-in mirror and easy to follow instructions to create a gorgeous, never boring, nude eye look!

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Longlasting Lipstick ($2.99)
Dark and vampy or barely there, these versatile shades are a must-have for your makeup bag, with a longlasting formula that never dries out lips.

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Make Me Brow ($2.99)
The tinted gel formula contains tiny fibers to fill in gaps to create fuller, more defined eyebrows without the fuss of other brow products.

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2in1 Shadow and Liner ($4.49)
Line and define or swipe on a wash of color, this waterproof chubby stick combines the benefits of shadow and liner with its conic tip that doesn’t need sharpening.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

June 17: SHAPE Magazine Hosts Second-Annual SHAPE Body Shop

Join Us For the Second-Annual “SHAPE Body Shop”

A-List Trainers including INSANITY creator Shaun T., The Biggest Loser trainer Jen Widerstrom and E!’s Revenge Body trainerLacey Stone, Will Lead 2,000 Participants in more than 20 Workout Classes



A one-day boutique fitness event featuring 20+ pop-up workout classes – including PlateFIT and BoxUnion– taught by top trainers like Shaun TJen Widerstrom of The Biggest LoserE!’s Revenge Body’s Lacey Stone, Jenny Gaither founder of the events partner charity Movemeant Foundation and Anna Victoria creator of the Fit Body Guides.

Nearly 2,000 participants are expected.

All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Movemeant Foundation, a nonprofit, community-powered organization that inspires young women to be confident in their bodies by using fitness and physical movement as a platform for building self-worth and positive body image.

In addition to the workout classes, the event space at Hudson Loft features anAthleisure ShopEat Right Café, a DJ, rooftop lounge, branded locker roomand photo booth, and sponsor activities and sampling from Advocare, Blue Diamond, Burts Bees, GEICO, Le Petit Marseillais, OGX, Olly, Playtex SportPoise, Propel, Purely Inspired, Secret, Sparkling Ice, TheraBand and White Claw.

·         Jen Widerstrom — SHAPE columnist, The Biggest Loser star and author of “Diet Right for Your Personality Type”
·         Shaun T – Fitness motivator & trainer, author of "T is for Transformation" (available for pre-sale) and SHAPE Advisory board member
·         Anna Victoria – Instagram sensation and creator of The Fit Body Guide
·         Lacey Stone — Celebrity Trainer on E!'s Revenge Body 
·         Kaisa Keranen – Social media fitness influencer & trainer 
·         Jenny Gaither – Founder & CEO of Movemeant Foundation & Fitness Trainer
·         Chase Weber Celebrity personal trainer
·         Sophie Jaffe – Founder of wellness brand Philosophie; health and wellness expert; certified raw food chef and yoga teacher
Want to work out with celebrities and your favorite A-list trainers at the ultimate boutique fitness space?  Raise the bar, sweat it out and crush your goals at theSHAPE Body Shop – a kick-ass pop-up studio event offering innovative classes by your favorite fitness stars. Get your body ready for summer, and support the nationwide movement dedicated to living life with a body-positive, confident and fit mindset.

For more information, visit
Hudson Loft
1200 S Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Saturday, June 17, 2017
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are available at $15 per class. Reserve your spot at   

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Endless Summer Collection by Macadamia Professional

This complete hair routine will protect you from the elements that tend to dry and damage your hair during those warm months.
The Endless Summer Collection features 4 products, a shampoo, conditioner, pre sun oil treatment, and post sun leave in conditioner, that all work in tandem to keep your hair healthy and happy from UV rays and chlorine. The shampoo and conditioner, are gentle and sulfate free that can be used daily, cleansing the hair of salt and product build up, while locking in moisture with the coconut cream scented conditioner.
 The pre sun treatment, The Sun Shield Dry Oil Veil, contains Macadamia, Argan, and Avocado Oil, in addition to Sunflower Seed Extract, which will hydrate hair cuticles while leaving hair smooth and shiny.  The After Sun Leave-In repair is formulated with a pro oil complex that revitalizes sun parched hair, making this a restorative and botanical treatment.
 Macadamia Professional believes in the power of oils and this summer the Endless Summer Collection will keep your hair flawless whether you are beachside or out and about in the city. Below you will find additional details on each of the products in this collection. The colorful blue and yellow packaging would look great for any summer related stories you could be working on. Of course should you be interested in receiving samples to review please let me know!
 Additionally, I also work with a few other hairs brands so do keep me posted should you have any hair related stories in the works.
Sun & Surf Shampoo ($20; Gentle, sulfate-free daily shampoo nourishes and strengthens hair to defend against harsh summer environments and prevent future damage. Helps fight against frizz and humidity. Cleanses hair of lingering salt, chlorine and product build-up.
 Sun & Surf Conditioner ($20; A replenishing conditioner that safeguards against humidity and harmful UV rays. It protects against moisture loss and seals out harsh summer elements, leaving hair feeling hydrated and smooth with more manageability and less damaged ends.
 Sun Shield Dry Oil Veil ($20; A pre-sun treatment spray that helps protect and shield hair from harmful rays. It hydrates, conditions hair cuticles, and helps minimize loss of color, dryness and damage. Hair is left looking shiny and smooth.  Imparts shine and smooths down fly aways.
 After Sun Leave-In Repair ($20; A restorative leave-in conditioner that absorbs instantly to help nourish summer hair and reduce breakage. Revitalizes sun-parched hair and protects against future damage. The formula hydrates hair follicles and leaves hair feeling remarkably stronger, healthier and shiner with more natural body and bounce that is silky and smooth to the touch

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Lush shampoo bar re-launches in the United States to support global #BeCrueltyFree campaign

Cruelty-free beauty company Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics  is re-launching its global best-selling New Shampoo Bar to encourage consumers to get behind The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund, and Humane Society International’s global campaign to ban cosmetic animal testing and trade by signing their petition at The revamped bar is now adorned with the charity’s #BeCrueltyFree message in both English and simplified Chinese, the two most commonly used languages on social media, and will roll out in the United States from April 11th.     

More than one million people worldwide have signed #BeCrueltyFree petitions calling on their governments to ban cruel cosmetics. In conjunction with intensive political lobbying and public campaigning by HSI and others, this pressure has so far driven 38 countries or regions around the world to pass animal testing or sales bans in their cosmetics laws – including the European Union, Israel, India, New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, and most recently Guatemala.

In the U.S., The HSUS and HSLF are spearheading efforts to pass legislation that will prohibit cosmetic animal testing and phase out the sale of animal-tested cosmetics. In addition to LUSH, more than 190 companies in the cosmetic industry have lent their support to end cosmetic cruelty in the U.S. Consumers can show their support for this important legislation by signing the HSUS e-petition and calling their federal legislators to urge support for legislation to prohibit cosmetic animal testing in the United States.

Vicki Katrinak of #BeCrueltyFree USA, comments: “#BeCrueltyFree USA is excited to collaborate with Lush on our efforts to end cosmetics cruelty around the world once and for all. More than 1.8 billion consumers now live in cruelty-free cosmetics markets and it is time for the US to join this global movement away from animal testing. We’re proud to have Lush’s support of our #BeCrueltyFree campaign.”

Hilary Jones, Lush ethics director, comments: “The horror of cosmetics testing will not be over for animals until the whole world switches to more modern non-animal safety testing methods. Only when this ugly practice is over will our industry truly be the Beauty business. Until that day we all need to keep spreading the message, so it is an honour to be able to help the #BeCrueltyFree campaign.”

New Shampoo Bar is a solid bar with cinnamon, clove and peppermint to stimulate the scalp. According to Lush, cinnamon leaf, bay and clove bud essential oils combine with peppermint to boost blood flow, stimulating the hair follicles. An infusion of nettle and peppermint helps to stimulate the scalp and promote healthy hair. Rosemary soothes, calms your scalp and adds a glorious shine to your hair.

Each year around the world an estimated 500,000 animals suffer and die in cruel and outdated cosmetic safety tests. Rabbits, guinea pigs, mice and rats are the most common animals used to test cosmetics, who may be subjected to having cosmetic chemicals dripped in their eyes, spread on their shaved skin, or force fed to them orally in massive, even lethal doses. Much of this testing is a product of legal requirements in China, which continue to mandate animal testing for most types of beauty products.
Lush believes that the most effective and humane way to test the safety of both ingredients and finished products are through modern non-animal tests and a panel of human volunteers.
Products and ingredients are never tested on animals, nor do they engage with third-party suppliers to test on their behalf. Lush’s strict policy means they will not buy any ingredient from any supplier that tests its materials on animals for any purpose.

About The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States is the most effective animal protection organization, as rated by our peers. For more than 60 years, we have celebrated the protection of all animals and confronted all forms of cruelty. We and our affiliates are the nation’s largest provider of hands-on services for animals, caring for more than 150,000 animals each year, and we prevent cruelty to millions more through our advocacy campaigns. Read more about our more than 60 years of transformational change for animals and people.

About Humane Society International
Humane Society International and its partner organizations together constitute one of the world’s largest animal protection organizations. For more than 25 years, HSI has been working for the protection of all animals through the use of science, advocacy, education and hands on pro- grams. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide – on the Web at

About the Humane Society Legislative Fund
The Humane Society Legislative Fund is a social welfare organization incorporated under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code and formed in 2004 as a separate lobbying affiliate of The Humane Society of the United States. The HSLF works to pass animal protection laws at the state and federal level, to educate the public about animal protection issues, and to support humane candidates for office. Visit us on all our channels: on the web at, on our blog at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at

About #BeCrueltyFree   
#BeCrueltyFree is the largest campaign in the world to end cosmetics animal testing. Globally there are #BeCrueltyFree campaigns in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, and Taiwan. #BeCrueltyFree USA is spearheaded by The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society Legislative Fund.

About Lush
Lush invent, manufacture and retail fresh handmade cosmetics. A beauty company with a campaigning heart, Lush operates a strict policy against animal testing and lead the cosmetics industry in combating over-packaging by developing products that can be sold ‘naked’ to the consumer. In 2012 Lush launched The Lush Prize (in conjunction with Ethical Consumer Re- search Association), which is a quarter of a million pound annual prize rewarded to politicians, lobbyists, researchers and scientists who are working to end animal testing.

Yoke Bar: The Hottest Whole Body Workout

The Hottest Whole Body Workout 

Want to kick your workout into high gear?  

Introducing Yokebar, the latest and most versatile exercise product on the market today. Whether you're a competitive athlete, personal trainer, or just tying to shed a few pounds before vacation, Yokebar will adapt to your fitness level and will help bring you to your goal.

With easy installation, this bar is great for muscle toning, body building, core strengthening and stretching.

How It Works:

Yokebar, the core of the Yoke Training System, is an overhead trainer that moves freely on all 3 planes, forcing each of the muscles to work together to find balance. It has a versatile and easily adjustable chain system, allowing anyone to create customized exercises.
  • Increases Muscle Stamina
  • Improves Strength & Flexibility
  • Significantly Enhances Core Stability

Who Can Use Yokebar?
From gym owners and body builders, to the casual pilates and yoga crowd, Yokebar is designed to fit every fitness level - even kids!

It's the exercise equipment that the entire family can use!

This bar has withstood the test of time, has proven to be extremely effective with all training programs, including (but not limited to) crossfit, high intensity interval training and pilates. Yokebar has also been an extremely effective supplement to rehabilitation and physical therapy. 

What it Does:

Yokebar trains your muscles to work together (instead of against each other) and transforms your body into a unified powerhouse. You'll find muscles you didn't know you had!

Easily installed, this bar is great for:
  • Upper Body Workouts (chest, shoulders, arms, back)
  • Lower Body Workouts (quads, glutes, calves)
  • Core Strengthening (abs, obliques)
  • Stretching
  • Plus much more... 
What Sets Us Apart?
The value of our system is that it can complement any strength training system. Because you are training your core and other stabilizers, you’re better prepared to prevent common injuries while achieving the goal of maximum muscle recruitment. With a simple re positioning of your body, you can go from easy to advanced which makes this the perfect training system for all ages and ability levels.
Traditionally, we are taught to isolate the larger muscle groups: back and biceps, chest and triceps, legs, etc. The Yoke Training System connects the muscle groups by forcing instability. Using Yokebar requires the use of the smaller supporting muscles of the body, that your larger muscle groups depend on. 
"The Yokebar workouts have taken me to a level of fitness that I have not been able to achieve with any other workout. Yoke is challenging and inspiring." - Cari Farquhar

"I used to have back pain every day from years of working in construction.  I no longer do and I can say with 100% certainty it's because of the Yokebar." - Dan Koenig
Husband and wife team, Denise & Danny Locsin, created Yokebar to be the ultimate family exercise program.  As a busy mother of four, Denise wanted something that was high intensity, but also safe and easy to set up. Finding a system that could adapt to a variety of fitness needs and ability levels was challenging. The requirements became even broader when Danny injured himself and was forced to give up his usual exercise routine.
After much scientific research and testing, Yokebar was born. Today, Danny and Denise train people in the Yoke Training System and also are the founders of Hi5 Produce, a leading corporate produce delivery service located in the Silicon Valley.

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Yokebar can be purchased: ONLINE