Archive for Marta

author photo

I am one of the top fashion and beauty bloggers in the world also a Luxury Paradise Valley and Scottsdale REALTOR with Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty.

Top Clean Beauty Picks for June Acne Awareness Month

June is acne awareness month according to the American Acne and Rosacea Society (AARS). Since acne can deeply affect one’s self-esteem, having awareness of the treatments and products available for these outbreaks is very beneficial.

jane iredale

jane iredale acne fighting beauty products

Listed below are four essential acne fighting beauty products from the top holistic skincare makeup brand, jane iredale. The list includes a new ingestible beauty supplement which helps to naturally treat acne and create glowy skin, a two-in-one blemish fighting concealer, a light-weight mineral foundation (perfect for acne-prone skin) and a green tea infused hydration spray – known for its benefits for acne-prone skin.

The Secret Is Out With PUR’s New Diary Palettes

The Latest from PUR Cosmetics. Sculpt and define your makeup story with PUR Contour Diaries Palette Ultra Matte Contour Kit ($32). Featuring three creamy and blendable shades for contouring and three luminous shades for highlighting, this 6-piece contour and highlight palette makes it easy to accentuate like a pro. The buildable powders are mixable and customizable to create the right highlight and dimension for every skin tone. Get truly envious features instantly.

PUR Contour Diaries Palette Ultra Matte Contour Kit ($32).

PUR Contour Diaries Palette Ultra Matte Contour Kit ($32).

Go Gold

Everyone needs a little gold in their life. Whether you’re in the market for flawless skin, a killer next-day blowout, or 8 hours of shut eye, the following products will make sure you are golden.

STARSKIN The Gold Mask™ VIP Revitalizing Luxury Bio-Cellulose Face Mask - The Gold Mask

STARSKIN The Gold Mask™ VIP Revitalizing Luxury Bio-Cellulose Face Mask – The Gold Mask

STARSKIN The Gold Mask™ VIP Revitalizing Luxury Bio-Cellulose Face Mask – The Gold Mask a luxurious pampering treat for complexions in need of a boost.

New Guinot Fluid Cream

Guinot’s NEW Hydrazone Fluid Cream Launching in July 2017. Day to night moisture with no shine. Guinot’s new Hydrazone Fluid Cream is a fresh, light moisturizer that absorbs quickly and hydrates intensely to keep skin glowing day and night. This face cream uses ingredients like mattifying powders and Zinc Gluconate to reduce the appearance of shine and create a velvety, matte finish. Without leaving a greasy residue, this cream keeps skin deeply moisturized all day.

Guinot Fluid Cream

Guinot Fluid Cream

Relaxation for Beauty

Stress has a lot of ill effects on an individual’s health. Physically stress can cause signs of aging to appear faster, which can lead to your overall appearance appearing duller. To counteract the effects of stress on your body, there is an easy solution, that is, relaxation. Relaxation is easy to attain, just follow the below steps and you will find yourself happy and relaxed in no time:

1. Meditation: Meditation is one of the best ways to calm down and to observe what is really going on inside our heads. In the hectic lives that we lead, it can get really hard to focus on things that are important to us, and as a result we often find ourselves stressed and worried.

2. Gaming: Gaming is one of the best ways to relax after a long and tiring day. You can play online bingo for cash or pull out your UNO cards if you like. You are never too old to play some light games to relax.

3. Exercise: Exercise can not only help to keep you physically fit, but also keep your mind and body relaxed and calm. Physical exercise increases the amount of serotonin in your system, and basically keeps you happy and well.

4. Reading: Just grab something by a writer you like, ,make yourself a hot cup of coffee, and let the book transport you to a world within itself. Reading can make you forget your worries and lead you to new experiences and adventures. There are a number of ways to relax and to feel better. Just try out the ones mentioned above and see how they do wonders to your general health and beauty.

Maxim Hailey Baldwin Hot 100 Issue Cover Star

Hailey Baldwin tops the 2017 MAXIM HOT 100 issue. The 20-year-old cover star and supermodel heir to a Hollywood dynasty – has been named number one on MAXIM’s annual HOT 100 issue. The cover spread was artistically photographed by world renowned fashion photographer, Gilles Bensimon in Paris, France. The issue along with the complete HOT 100 list hits all newsstands on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017.

Maxim Hailey Baldwin Hot 100 Issue Cover Star

Maxim Hailey Baldwin Hot 100 Issue Cover Star

Maxim/Hailey Baldwin – Hot 100 Issue/Cover Star
Fashion Credits
MAXIM HOT 100 COVER & INSIDE FEATURE CREDIT INFO
Talent: Hailey Baldwin
Photography: Gilles Bensimon
Styled by: Caroline Christiansson

COVER IMAGE CREDIT INFO
Mesh Bodysuit: Elisabetta Franchi
Gold and Leather Necklace: Philipp Plein
Over-the-Knee Boots: Maison Ernest
Stay-ups: Falk

Go From Barely There To Bold Brows With Toppik

Gone are the days of barely-there brows; nowadays we have fluffy, full brows that frame the face, and are always bold. Helping you achieve that bold brow look naturally, the Toppik Brow Building Fibers Set has everything you need to thicken up even the most over plucked brows.

Toppik Brow Building Fibers Set

Toppik Brow Building Fibers Set

5 Popular Haircolor Myths Debunked By Redken Artist Sean Godard

Coloring your hair shouldn’t be a scary thing. Whether you want to hide a few greys or go bold with a new vibrant haircolor, the process of dying your hair isn’t actually that alarming. Think of haircolor like makeup. For instance, like your go-to foundation, haircolor has the power to hide imperfections (read: greys, brassiness, and dull tones) and create a flawless base. Also, like your favorite eyeshadows and highlighters, haircolor can transform your look and illuminate your complexion. It’s a pretty cool thing!

Redken Ph-Bonder

Redken Ph-Bonder

However, the transformative process of haircolor often gets lost behind claims of damage and breakage. With all of these unchecked assumptions out there, it’s no wonder that some are a little weary of how haircolor can affect their strands. To help clear up the confusion, Global Redken Artist Sean Godard weighs in on some of the web’s most popular haircolor theories to set the record straight.

HAIR MYTH #1: “COLORING YOUR HAIR WILL LEAVE YOUR STRANDS DRY AND BRITTLE”

Sean Godard: Fiction! Colored hair has more shine and condition compared to uncolored strands. This is especially true if a client has had a Shades EQ Gloss service. Generally, the only color that will make your hair feel dry and brittle is when using a lightener to strip the color.

L’Oréal USA Announces Cradle to Cradle Certifications for Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner

L’Oréal USA Announces Cradle to Cradle Certifications for Biolage R.A.W. Nourish Shampoo and ConditionerCertifications Underscore L’Oréal’s Commitment to Innovating Sustainably and Advancing the Company’s Sharing Beauty With All Objectives

Biolage R.A.W

Biolage R.A.W

DETROIT, MI, May 23, 2017 — L’Oréal USA announced today that its products Biolage R.A.W (Real – Authentic – Wholesome) Nourish Shampoo and Conditioner have achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified™ SILVER based on an evaluation of the products’ material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness.

Purchasing a Diamond: What’s the Best Cut?

If you consider purchases anything with diamonds, whether it be an engagement ring, a necklace or an earring, there are four things to consider. These are cut, color, clarity and carat weight. A common question many prospective customers may ask is what the best “cut” of diamond is.

Ritani Diamonds

Ritani Diamonds

When it comes to jewelry like diamonds, saying what’s the “best” cut is something that can be considered rather subjective. It depends on the piece of jewelry, it’s size, the color and its purpose (formal, casual or general wear). Thankfully, since there are varying opinions, it does mean that you can find one that is unique to the person for whom you’re buying it: whether it be for a significant other, a parent or yourself. Ultimately, the “cut” refers to the diamond’s ability to reflect light.

The shape of the diamond will therefore have a significant impact on how much the rock will sparkle. Not everyone wants a blinding stone, so that’s also good to keep in mind when expanding your diamond education.

Diamond Shapes

Some of the most common diamond shapes include round and square (also known as “cushion”), the rectangular types (emerald, Asscher, radiant and princess). Two other common types are pear and heart-shaped. Oval is also known as marquise, with pointed edges. Preferences for shape are, of course, a matter of taste and the kind of jewelry you’re purchasing.

Cutting a Little Deeper

Facets and angles are referred to when speaking about the “cut” of a diamond. Number, proportion and symmetry are all factored in as these are what effects the way in which light reflects out of the stone. Diamonds that reflect as much light as possible are referred to as “excellent”. “Poor” stones are those which lose light either out of the bottom or the sides.

Diamonds that are cut with great skill will reflect as much light as possible from the top face (known as the “table”). It is this “brilliance” which will then have an effect on the value of the stone.

Popular Diamond Cuts

Those buying diamonds may wonder what the most popular cuts are. These tend to be round brilliant stones as a number of sources announce that three-fourths of diamonds sold are of this shape. When purchasing a stone or an engagement ring of any kind, however, popularity isn’t the only thing you should look for. Your own personal taste is going to have just as much an effect on the satisfaction you get.

Brushing up on diamond education will ensure that you make an informed choice. To reiterate, it’s also important to keep other factors in mind. Color, clarity and carat weight will all end up

determining the price you pay. Then there are much less technical details to focus on. Do you like the actual shape itself? The jewelry or ring band it comes on? Will your significant other appreciate it, or is there something that is more their taste? These are questions that you can only really answer yourself as they are far more subjective in nature.