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Maybelline New York Great Lash Royal Blue is Back!

The cult-classic Maybelline New York Great Lash Royal Blue Mascara is back by popular demand!

With prices reaching over 5x the suggested retail price on eBay and constant customer requests for its return, Maybelline New York heard the cries of their fans and have brought back the coveted Royal Blue shade. Starting May 2017, you can bat bold, blue lashes using this creamy formula that is quick and easy to apply.

The love affair with Maybelline New York Great Lash Mascara began forty years ago, and has continued from generation to generation. With one tube being sold every 6 seconds, Great Lash Mascara is America's best-selling mascara!

Today, Maybelline New York announced Royal Blue's official return on their Instagram. In response to all the dedicated Royal Blue fans,Great Lash Mascara in Royal Blue will be available exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com for a limited time, at a suggested retail price of $6.40. 

Save the Date: Free Yoga Class with Rituals

Attention my NY beauties! Want to take a free yoga class?

On May 4th, to celebrate the opening of Ritual’s newest store and 11th in NYC in Grand Central, the brand will host 5 free yoga classes (taught by Pure Yoga instructors) in Vanderbilt Hall to offer a moment of peace in your day and receive a free Rituals gift.

Rituals inspires you to live soulfully and to turn everyday routines into more meaningful rituals by paying just a little more care and attention to everything you do. You can read about some of my favorite products from Rituals.

To sign up for the class, visit rituals.com/slowdown.

My Feelings on #Sponsored Content

A quick note about #sponsored content.

 In my early days of being a blogger, there was so much hustle! 😌No one knew where things were going, I certainly didn't. It took me a lot of hard work to get me where I am today and I've been able to get to a point where I can participate in a larger conversation. I've had many editorial titles and roles, and have always actively watched 👀 all these changes that were happening within media & entertainment. There is a perception that doing a #Sponsored post is something to be ashamed of, that advertising for brands is some capitalist form of selling out. 🤑 Roger Federer 🎾 is sponsored by Nike and even Jessica Simpson 🎤👗 was sponsored by Proactive. Sponsorship is not a new concept and shouldn't create a sense of illegitimacy if it is properly disclosed. As a content creator, I have spent endless hours to create one blog post, one video or even a single image. Yes, it's worth it. 🤗
I work with brands in many ways to tell stories 📖 that resonate with my readers and followers and I've been doing this for years! Let's continue the conversation.

British Classic: The Mini Remastered #OriginalRemastered

Launched just recently, Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive is the eagerly-awaited second model to be made by the low-volume, British-based coachbuilder. Based on a classic Mini and reborn into a city car for modern living, Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive combines the iconic Sixties car’s looks with Speedback GT design cues, unique coachbuilding construction, modern technology and luxury hand-finished materials – all handbuilt at the company’s new Silverstone HQ in Great Britain.

Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive launched in Shoreditch, London

Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive launched in Shoreditch, London

Designed to be the ultimate in modern and classic town and city driving, Mini Remastered uses a range of luxurious materials and finishes to create the ultimate classic Mini. The first of its kind, each car is built by hand from the ground up using brand new body panels, which David Brown Automotive refines in-house to create smooth and accurate surfaces with perfect shut lines. The exterior shape has been refined, visually softened and ‘cleaned’ by de-seaming the silhouette and welding in bespoke structural beams, with additional support struts added for rigidity. Each car also undergoes a laborious sound-proofing process to ensure passenger comfort in the cabin.

The classic British icon, remastered for the 21st Century, blending modern technology and connectivity with bespoke coachbuilding techniques

The classic British icon, remastered for the 21st Century, blending modern technology and connectivity with bespoke coachbuilding techniques

David Brown Automotive’s unique design language is carried over from Speedback GT and includes custom-built aluminium grilles and a full LED exterior rear light cluster with the same jewel-like details and bezels as Speedback GT. Each car will have handcrafted enamel David Brown Automotive badges and modern detail touches such as puddle lights fitted to each classic bullet-style wing mirror.

The car, which is offered as standard with an in-built infotainment and navigation system, perfect for city-dwellers, has a host of modern connectivity, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a four-speaker sound system, keyless-go, USB connectivity and charging, as well as push-button start and remote central locking.

Mini Remastered to be offered with modern technology and conveniences such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Keyless-Go, USB connectivity and an all-new, fully bespoke and handcrafted interior layout

Mini Remastered to be offered with modern technology and conveniences such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Keyless-Go, USB connectivity and an all-new, fully bespoke and handcrafted interior layout

The interior is beautifully designed around modern convenience and luxury. Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive offers bespoke sculpted seats with a hand-trimmed interior swathed in British-sourced hides and a combination of paint, leather and fabric finishes to the dash. Premium retro Smiths dials, a David Brown Automotive engraved Moto-Lita steering wheel with enhanced driving position, and the addition of a cup holder to the centre console make Mini Remastered one of the most luxurious classic cars ever re-imagined.

Launched in standard trim and two limited production special editions - ‘Inspired by Café Racers’ and ‘Inspired by Monte Carlo’ - with unique exterior, interior and accessory finishes

Launched in standard trim and two limited production special editions - ‘Inspired by Café Racers’ and ‘Inspired by Monte Carlo’ - with unique exterior, interior and accessory finishes

Remastered from the ground up, the David Brown Automotive team has completely rebuilt each classic Mini engine and power is increased by up to 50% more than the original unit. Teamed with a fully reconditioned four-speed gearbox, upgraded suspension and brakes, David Brown Automotive has also placed enormous emphasis on reliability, integrity and driving dynamics.

Not only that, bespoke built for each car is a leather-lined luggage space and a petrol tank painted in each car’s contrasting roof colour. Each paint finish is exceptional, with a full four-week paint process applied to every car to give it an equivalent flawless finish to that of Speedback GT. Each customer can personalise their car’s exterior finish, contrasting roof, full interior trim and wheels, with the opportunity to add further options and accessories to make their Mini Remastered truly bespoke. Just like Speedback GT, the company will be offering customers the option of developing their very own exterior paint colour, alongside the opportunity to request other completely bespoke options.

Launched in standard trim and two limited production special editions - ‘Inspired by Café Racers’ and ‘Inspired by Monte Carlo’ - with unique exterior, interior and accessory finishes

Launched in standard trim and two limited production special editions - ‘Inspired by Café Racers’ and ‘Inspired by Monte Carlo’ - with unique exterior, interior and accessory finishes

Taking inspiration from the original British motoring icon and remastering with bespoke design, modern connectivity and handcraftmanship, each car takes around 1,000 man hours to create by David Brown Automotive. Revealed at the fashionable Behind The Bike Shed location in Shoreditch, London, this afternoon, Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive was showcased in three specifications – standard trim and two limited-production special editions, ‘Inspired by Café Racers’ and ‘Inspired by Monte Carlo’, each with unique interior, exterior and accessory finishes. The company is confident the car will find an eager audience of new customers.

Prices are still to be announced, but the company maintains Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive will be highly-exclusive and built in strictly limited numbers.

“Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive has been a long time in the making and I’m delighted to be able to share it with you today,” said company founder David Brown. “The car has been subtly transformed and updated to retain the original’s DNA, yet includes key design details from Speedback GT as you can see by the grille, taillights and interior styling, as well as providing modern comfort and luxury. However, it’s been important to remain true to Alec Issigonis’ wonderful original concept, yet bring it into the 21st Century in our own way.

“It’s not only the design that is special, though. Powered by a fully reconditioned 1275cc engine and re-engineered gearbox, the car will have all of the style and feel of a classic with modern dynamics. We’ve built this car to sit alongside any classic or modern collector’s garage and I can see this being a fantastic city car, too. We’ve had an amazing response to the car from Speedback GT customers and David Brown Automotive fans and we believe this is a car that will appeal to men, women, the young and old.”

Launched in 2014, Speedback GT set the standard and ethos for David Brown Automotive and its all-new Mini Remastered is the second in a line of classic-inspired, coachbuilt, luxury cars from the marque. Building in stature, the company has stayed true to its British roots and recently moved its HQ and manufacturing facility to Silverstone, UK. A stone’s throw away from the home of British motorsport, the new HQ will also incorporate a new design and sales studio, due to open in summer 2017.

Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive will be launched to the public at the upcoming Top Marques Monaco show, taking place from 20th – 23rd April in the Grimaldi Forum, Monte Carlo.

More information on the car can be found here: www.davidbrownautomotive.com/mini-remastered

 

2017 New York Auto Show: Genesis Concept + Big Giveaway

It's that time of the year where automakers bring out their best, brightest and most chromed out vehicles to see up close and personal at the New York International Auto Show!

I was thrilled to join She Buys Cars for their annual Girls Night Out gala and get a sneak preview of all of the excitement and see what's new for 2018 and beyond!

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I am also sharing details on how you can win tickets to the show and also a new handbag from SheBuysCars at the end of this post!

Talk about luxury! I spent the night exploring some luxe vehicles. See more on my FB Live & periscope posts: https://www.pscp.tv/LeAura/1lPKqZOnrQbGb?t=1s 

I got behind the wheel at Genesis and learned about the G80 and also the new concept GV80!

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The Genesis GV80 concept is a hydrogen fuel-cell luxury SUV, complete with luxury design. 

Kate Fabian, Marketing Manager for Genesis, share news about the future direction for the Korean luxury brand. The brand is committed to the luxury with 6 vehicle to be introduced by 2021. The Genesis experience is designed to enhance the ownership experience. That includes:complientery maintenance and service valet for 3 years, 24/7 roadside assistance, and Amazon Echo (plus Prime membership) connectivity (for remote start). 

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READ: Genesis - WHAT DRIVES HER: GENESIS’ KATE FABIAN SPEAKS UP (AND THINKS YOU SHOULD TOO) 

Genesis is part of the Handbag Challenge at the NY Auto Show. Consumers can win one of six Kate Spade designer handbags SheBuysCars is giving away during the show! To enter to win, you need to snap a photo with a participating auto brand (Toyota, Mazda,
Learn more here: http://shebuyscars.com/new-york-auto-show-win-a-designer-handbag/Genesis and Hyundai) and post to social media using the hashtag #HandbagChallengeNYIAS. Show us where you'd put your handbag when you're checking out all the incredible new cars!

Want a chance to win tickets to the NY Auto Show? Join me on Facebook for details on how to win your pair of tickets here: facebook.com/eversopopular

3 Tips For Your Best Festival Season Hair

With Governor’s Ball and Coachella coming up we've got festival style on our minds. From bedazzled hair colors to funky braids—the one thing that’s the most important for festival-ready hair is a healthy scalp.

90-degree heat and humidity are some of the biggest perpetrators for scalp issues such as dryness, itchiness or flaking. Fortunately, Chronic Scalp Issues, or C.S.I, can be addressed with the NEW Clinical Solutions Collection by Head & Shoulders with Selenium Sulfide for all of your scalp needs – see attached for the latest stats from our recent global survey about the most common questions about dandruff. 

Here are 3 things you need to know to have healthy, great-looking hair for festival season:

·        For the latest hair trend, boxer braids with a defined part are here to stay! Defined part = exposed skin. Did you know 1 in 5 have washed their hair 3 or more times in a day to try to get rid of stubborn dandruff – with Head & Shoulders, you can keep your focus on the music and feel confident about your beautiful hair!

·        To protect your strands from breakage, having a healthy scalp is essential to pulling off trendsetter braids. Head & Shoulders celebrity stylist recommends using snag-free elastics. Add a bit of fun by tucking a couple of daisies or hair chalk into the boxer braids.

·        For multiple-day festivals, Head & Shoulders celebrity stylist Sunnie Brook Jones recommends Clinical Solutions Daily Scalp Leave-On Treatment with Zinc Pyrithione for 24-hour anti-dandruff protection for advanced, fast-acting relief in between washes.

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How To Make Your Dream Kitchen A Reality With BestBuy + LG #bbyremodeling

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Looking to makes some kitchen improvements? Now is the time to upgrade during the Best Buy’ Appliances Remodeling Sales Event! Best Buy makes it easy for you to stretch your remodeling dollars by offering the best deals during the season on LG appliances.

Save up to 30% with major appliance top deals and minimum savings is 5% (valid 3/22-4/12). Plus, get a free $100 gift card when you buy 2 Major Appliances totaling $1500 or more. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2nIsI8t

Buying LG? When you do you can receive up to $400 back from LG via mail on select Kitchen Packages (valid through 5/3/17). Link to learn more here: http://bit.ly/2nIyyGW 

Check out this LG - InstaView™ Door-in-Door®.  (Sku 5365900). With it's large capacity, 24 cu ft., you can store more with this ultra capacity French Door refrigerator. These InstaView™ Door-in-Door® refrigerators have a sleek glass panel that allows you to see inside the easy access door without letting the cold air out. Simply knock twice on the glass to illuminate the contents within.     

The LG Black Stainless Steel Series elevates your kitchen with a satin-smooth, warm and sophisticated finish unlike any other. You will also save money and energy with this ENERGY STAR® qualified LG refrigerator that exceeds energy standards.     

Learn more here: http://bby.me/4l2h

Beauty Obsession: Immerse Yourself In The Ritual Of Sakura Glossybox #GBxRITUALS

Recently, I attended the launch of Ritual of Sakura Limited Edition Box at the RITUALS store on 5th Avenue in NY. I learned all about the products and how you can immerse yourself in the ritual of Sakura.

In Japan, the harbinger of Spring, Sakura (Japanese for cherry blossoms), has been welcomed and celebrated for centuries with the breathtaking spectacle of the blooming cherry trees. 
As a leading beauty expert, GLOSSYBOX joins in the celebrations by collaborating with Amsterdam based scent and cosmetic brand Rituals on a mono-branded Limited Edition Box making the change of the season.

Since RITUALS is renowned for its scents and skincare products that are inspired by the traditions and philosophies of the East. The five full-size products in the GLOSSYBOX Ritual of Sakura Limited Edition Box combine the sweetness of the cherry blossom with the nourishing properties of organic rice milk.

This amazing GLOSSYBOX has amazing products you'll want to try. I am obsessed with the Ritual Of Sakura Showering Oil. In the shower, this oil becomes a beautifully scented foam. Another standout, Ritual Of Sakura Bed & Body Spray, for your sheets and body. I actually sprayed my luggage before my last trip to give my clothes a pretty soft cherry blossom scent.

Want to learn more? Visit: https://www.glossybox.com/ 

Is ThermiSmooth Body The Non-Invasive Way To Smoother Thighs?

With spring arriving, warmer weather will be arriving soon. For me, it usually signals the start of skirt and dress season! No tights or leggings needed just bare legs and heels! 

For some that might be a daunting thought but I tried something that might help. ThermiSmooth Body is performed by targeting the areas under the skin, providing a temporary reduction of cellulite. There are a series of applications over 6-8 weeks that are gentle and pain-free. 

Recently, I met with Dr. Paul Lorenc to try out ThermiSmooth Body to help me feel more confident going bare!

I met with Dr. Paul Lorenc and had a Thermi Q&A session! Here are some things you need to know for your ThermiSmooth Body treatment.

The Thermi250 machine. 

The Thermi250 machine. 

ESP: There is a lot of new technology in the non-invasive space, how do I know if Thermi is right for me?

Dr. Lorenc: Anybody who has laxity of the skin, meaning anyone losing collagen and elastin, is a good candidate for ThermiSmooth. Can be used all over the body – face, legs, arms and torso.

ESP: What kind of results can I expect overall? 

Dr. Lorenc: This is related to the number of treatments a patient has done and how much you can tolerate the radiofrequency energy. Typically younger patients respond better due to many variables but one is they produce more collagen. These treatments stimulate collagen production. A 30-40 year-old will see better results than 60-70 year-olds due to the rate of collagen production.

ESP: Will I see results in one treatment? 

It is possible to see some results. We recommend 3-4 treatments one month apart and to maintain this once a year. Stimulating collagen can be seen after one treatment but an increased result will be seen after 3 treatments at spread out a month apart.

Great results from ThermiSmooth Body on thighs. 

Great results from ThermiSmooth Body on thighs. 

ESP: Are results permanent? If not, how often do I need to schedule treatments?

Results are not permanent so we recommend at least one treatment a year to maintain results.

ESP: What is the approximate cost per treatment?

Dr. Lorenc: Approximately, $500 per area.

ESP:  What are the potential side effects and risks?

Dr. Lorenc: ThermiRF, which is the machine we use for ThermiSmooth is a well-controlled system that allows us set the temperature and the machine measures the temperature up to that point leading to no injury of the skin. The potential side effect of this procedure is a burn but since the machine controls the temperature, this is impossible.

After my consult/Q&A session I had my first treatment. The technician applied a gel or jelly to the treatment area (in this case my thighs). Then used the Thermi attachment to give me what felt like at most times a heated massage. After about an hour, the treatment my thighs were a little pink (likely from the heat) but there was no pain. Later that day the pink color went away and there was no pain or bruising. I did notice my thighs were a bit smoother but I know to keep up the results I will need to book more treatments.

I hope that answers some of your questions about ThermiSmooth Body. If you want to learn more visit: https://www.thermi.com/treatments/thermismooth-body.

How To Get A Flawless Glow With Conture

I wanted to share some beauty news about a new skincare tool I am obsessed with. It’s the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System.

You already know I am all about #skingoals right now. So my makeup look is no-makeup makeup. So I want to share my new secret skincare weapon and how I use it as part of my routine to get more vibrant skin.

What is it exactly?

I like to think of it as a Skin Enhancement System. It is an at-home non-invasive device designed to treat the signs of aging quickly, effectively and painlessly. It is clinically shown to deliver younger looking, glowing, healthy skin. How?  The device utilizes a unique combination of Isometric Compression & Low-Frequency Vibrations. Yes, it is safe, painless and easy use.

The Conture Skin Toning Device has three treatment programs, targeted to treat, firm land restore radiance to the eye area, face and neck.  

When used twice daily, an independent, 8-week clinical test demonstrated improvements in:

- Skin Radiance & Luminosity (91%)

- Smoothness and Evenness (84%)

- Lifting of Facial Skin

- Crow’s Feet, Fine Lines & Wrinkles

- Facial Firmness

There were more than 250,000 hours of research, development and testing to support these results.

The device can be used with any skincare routine or products. You do need to use a serum while using your Kinetic Skin Toning System so I have been using the Kinetic Skin Toning Serum, it’s a light-weight moisturizing serum, when I use my device.  

I have also added the Kinetic AM Ignition Crème and Kinetic PM recovery Crème to my routine. These both work for all skin types which is great especially since my skin type changes  due to hormones, season changes and travel.

How do you use it?  

It is important to use the device properly to see the full benefits.

1. Cleanse your face.

2. Apply pea-sized amount of Kinetic Treatment Serum. Don’t rub the serum into your skin.

3. Press POWER button to the Face setting.

4. You’re doing it right when you the treatment head is firmly against the skin to create a vacuum seal.

I watched this application tutorial video before I started using the system to make sure I got it right. You can view it below:

It felt like a light suction over each area on my skin and was really easy to use. Anytime I didn’t feel that suction, I knew I had to adjust to the contours of my face to get it back on track.  It does take a bit of time to treat your entire face, that’s because it’s precise and controlled. Once I finish, my skin feel a little bouncier but there is no redness or irritation. I was excited by these results and couldn’t wait to use it again.

After the first time using my Conture Skin Toning Device just once my skin looked more radiant overall. When I applied my day moisturizer and added a little CC Cream I noticed it went on a little smoother than usual.  After that, I finished off my look lip and cheek color and I was good to glow!

Guess what? You can get yours on March 21st on QVC. For now, shop Conture here: http://bit.ly/2mzEYZg.

6 Tips For Protecting Your Heart While Shoveling Snow

The wet, heavy snow from this late season storm can spell disaster for crews clearing the way.  Dr. Laxmi Mehta, a cardiologist with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers the below tips to make sure shovelling is as safe as possible.

  • Give your body time to wake up. Instead of shoveling snow right after jumping out of bed, give your body time to wake up. Heart rate and blood pressure tend to be higher in the morning so giving your body some time can minimize these effects.
  • Take it slow. Shoveling isn’t a race. Warm up before beginning and then start off moving small amounts of snow. Take frequent breaks as needed.
  • Get Water First. You lose fluids while shoveling, so hydrate before you begin. Dehydration can put extra strain on the heart.
  • Skip the coffee and cigarettes. Both coffee and cigarettes are heart stimulants and you’ll already be giving the heart a workout by shoveling
  • Eat Light. Avoid eating a heavy meal beforehand because blood is diverted to the stomach, putting additional strain on the heart.
  • Dress in Layers. You’ll probably find yourself sweating while shoveling. To avoid overheating and making your heart work even harder, remove a layer each time you feel overheated.

Tech Talk: Let The Music Play With Google Chromecast Audio

I'm excited to share what new in tech. Today, I want to share what's hot in audio streaming: Google Chromecast Audio.

I recently tested out Google Chromecast Audio from Best Buy. This product enables you to play music on your speakers, new or old, wirelessly from your phone, laptop or tablet. 

Because Chromecast Audio uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth, you can stream crystal clear hi-res sound.

Here are 4 reasons why you need to upgrade your audio with Google Chromecast Audio     

1. Convenience

Listen to your favorite tunes on your speaker right from your phone. By using your phone, it’s easy to play, pause, or change the volume from anywhere in the home. And while streaming, you can still text or call without interrupting what's playing or draining your battery.

2. Crystal clear sound, powered by the cloud

Use Chromecast Audio to stream over Wi-Fi which has many advantages over Bluetooth including higher sound quality (and is battery life improvement, as mentioned above). 

3. Enjoy hundreds of your favorite audio apps

Stream millions of songs, radio stations, and podcasts through apps like Pandora, Spotify, YouTube Music, and Google Play Music. Find more at chromecast.com/apps

4. Play music everywhere with Multi-room

Now you can easily fill every room in your home with synchronous music. Simply group Chromecast Audio devices together so you can listen to the same song on multiple speakers.

Will you let the music play with Google Chromecast Audio? Let us know!

 

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.