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January 23, 2017
Wish List

Somehow my wish list always seems to include a number of beauty products...  K-beauty continues to be my jam and green beauty is also up there.. How cool is it that Nordstrom now has a dedicated natural beauty shop? What are you coveting lately?

1. Herbivore Botanicals Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask
I'm currently in love with the Herbivore Botanicals Brighten Pineapple Enzyme + Gemstone Instant Glow Mask (check out my mini review!) so this mask which is supposed to be like a facial in a jar is next up.

2. CLE Cosmetics Melting Lip Powder
K-beauty never fails to blow me away with their innovations. This product transforms from a powder to a long-wearing lip tint when you put it on! Now that's pretty flipping cool.

3. ZIIP Beauty Nano Current Device
I became interested in beauty devices when I started using a long forgotten home microdermabrasion device regularly with positive results at the end of last year. The ZIIP Beauty Nano Current Device uses gentle electrical wavelengths to firm, brighten and banish fine lines, dark spots and acne. Some lofty claims and I'm definitely intrigued. My husband actually offered to buy this for me for my birthday but I can't justify the cost right now.

4. AMOREPACIFIC Moisture Bound Intensive Serum Masque
This unique two step ampoule mask works to instantly boost hydration, firmness, and radiance while an exclusive blend of 5 Asian botanicals work to restore and improve skin's ability to retain moisture. It sounds like a perfect solution for keeping dry winter skin at bay.

5. Rodin Facial Cleansing Powder
This cleansing powder that combines granular rice bran with moisturizing jojoba, sea algae along with olio lusso's signature Jasmine and Neroli scent allows you to customize your cleansing routine based on your skin's needs and your personal preference. Cleansing powders are such a lovely way to gently cleanse and clarify in the mornings. My husband and I currently share a bottle of Farmacy New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains (review) which works equally well on our very different skin types and I think this would too.

6. Youth to the People Kale + TriPeptide 37 Vitamin C Age Prevention Firm and Brighten Serum
A high performance, firming and brightening serum loaded with kale and spinach for a healthy looking complexion. There's something really appealing about skincare which combines superfoods and science. I mean if it's good enough to eat, it's certainly good enough to put on your face.

7. KORRES  Greek Yoghurt Smoothie Priming Moisturiser
This double duty moisturizer and primer is packed with with 26 percent Greek yogurt proteins to deeply nourish and smooth skin, while prepping it for flawless makeup application and all-day wear. I'm already a big fan of their Suncare Yoghurt  Nourishing Fluid Veil so I'm thinking I might like this as well.

8. GLOSS Moderne High Gloss Serum
This unisex, luxury serum offers up brilliant shine, heat protection and control in a formula that is clean and cruelty-free.  I'm partial to multifunction hair care products and this sounds like one that my husband and I could share.



Eye Candy : Ji Chang Wook for Marie Claire

January 20, 2017
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I don't think it needs to be said anymore that Ji Chang Wook is a favorite around here. Ahead of the release of his film Fabricated City next month in which he plays an online gamer who goes on the run to clear his name after being framed for a crime, the handsome actor is making an appearance in Marie Claire Korea. The crime thriller marks Chang Wook's big screen debut and may be his last action project at least according to him. All the stunt work has been taking a toll and he wants to challenge himself beyond action. I passed on watching Chang Wook's last two projects but the trailer of Fabricated City looks pretty compelling. The first 3 photos of this editorial are absolutely beautiful especially the one above with that mesmerizing stare but the styling for the rest is a bit dodgy. What's with the long coat and weird boots and what does that teddy bear have to do with anything. Okay I'm just gonna go back to staring at the first photo...

Marie Claire Korea February 2017 // Photographer: Kim Tae Won // Editor: Park Min
Hair: Chung Mi Young // Makeup: Shin Soo Ji  // Styling: Lee Han Wook

MB45 = Manicure + Blowout in 45 Minutes

January 18, 2017
MB45, MB45 NYC, MB45 Tribeca

It's a fast paced world we live in these days and MB45 understands that with their new salon that lets you double down on your beauty treatments by offering a simultaneous manicure and blowout service in just 45 minutes. Founders Fernanda Lacerda and Manuela Giannini who were already accommodating client requests for manicures along with blowouts at their Maria Bonita Salon & Spa in Nolita wanted to create a solely dedicated space to streamline the process.

Meet The Byrdie Beauty Box

January 16, 2017
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When The Review by Byrdie Beauty Box first got onto my radar, my interest was piqued. The box is described as a limited-edition, curated collection of beauty editor favorites that features a mix of highly covetable full- and travel-size skin, makeup and hair products. These are high end products that have been tried, tested and selected for their effectiveness.

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Eye Candy : The Snow Queen

January 13, 2017
Harper's Bazaar UK, The Snow Queen

I'm definitely not one of those people who revels in winter since I absolutely cannot stand being cold but I can still appreciate the unique beauty of the season. This magical Harper's Bazaar UK editorial lensed by Alexandra Sophie that finds a resplendently attired Joséphine Le Tutour cavorting about a seemingly enchanted forest is definitely the stuff of fairytales and the type of winter one can only dream about! So how is winter treating you?

Harper's Bazaar UK January 2017 // Photographer: Alexandra Sophie // Model: Joséphine Le Tutour
Stylist: Charlie Harrington  // Makeup: Polly Osmond // Hair: Philippe Tholimet

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