Upgrade Your Beauty Routine This Spring with Molton Brown’s New Products

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Are you tired of the dull-looking hair and skin you’ve been rocking all winter? Embrace a fresh, new look this spring with the help of Molton Brown.

For shiny hair and polished skin, pick up the brand’s decadent Mer-rouge Deep Conditioning Mask ($40) and Ylang-Ylang Comforting Body Polisher ($50).

Molton Brown’s Mer-rouge Deep Conditioning Mask is blended with seaweed and amino acids for strength and shine.

The Ylang-Ylang Comforting Body Polisher exhumes deep, tranquil aromas and exfoliating black vanilla grains that refines your skin for a smooth, toned and reassuringly comforting feel.

To view the full Ylang-Ylang collection, visit http://www.moltonbrown.com

 

What I’m Reading: THE PIPER PROTOCOL: The Insider’s Secret to Weight Loss & Internal Fitness

THE PIPER PROTOCOL: The Insider’s Secret to Weight Loss & Internal Fitness

I’m currently reading a paperback edition of THE PIPER PROTOCOL: The Insider’s Secret to Weight Loss & Internal Fitness.

As the master of internal fitness, A-list celebrity cleanse expert, Tracy Piper shows readers how to make your body, your mind, and your spirit feel better, look better, and behave better on every level. Not only does Tracy’s structured four-week eating plan promise that you will lose up to 25 pounds in the first month, it will change the way you feel and change the way you live.

“Tracy has been an integral part of my journey toward internal fitness, teaching me that external beauty truly comes from the inside. Her book will inspire others to use her knowledge to help themselves.” — Kate Upton, model and actress

“Tracy Piper is a force of nature. I call her my shaman. Her charisma and experience in the healing arts make her a fountain of information and people flock to her. I cannot wait to buy any book that she publishes and recommend it to my community.”— Dr. Alejandro Junger, New York Times best-selling author of Clean and Clean Gut

THE PIPER PROTOCOL incorporates step-by-step instructions, helpful drawings, 16 pages of beautiful photography, and delicious recipes for cleansing and rejuvenating foods as well as powerful home remedies including:

•  Recipes: Cocoa Almond Smoothie, Energy Smoothie, Asparagus Omelet, Caribbean Spicy Beef Stew,  Curry Shrimp Pot, Sweet Potato Lasagna, Spicy Butternut Acorn Squash Soup, Zucchini Chips, and Macaroon Chews

•  Home Remedies: Castor Oil Packs, Healing Clay’s various uses, oil pulling, and enemas.

Emily Ratajkowski Oscars Makeup

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Emily Ratajkowski

The Look: Simply Gorgeous

Who: Model, Emily Ratajkowski, needed a makeup look that worked for not one, but two stunning outfits on Sunday night so she turned to celebrity make-up artist and Rimmel London Makeup-Artist Ambassador, Jo Baker.

How to Get the Look: 

· For Emily’s eyes Jo really put the emphasis on her lashes. She used three coats of Rimmel London 24HR Supercurler Mascara which not only lengthened from root to tip but the jet black formula set the lashes at a beautiful and upright curl.

· Jo kept Emily’s lip natural and unlined. She used Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Summer Angel, the perfect easy nude that kept her pout hydrated and looking perfect all night long!

· Emily has beautiful bushy eyebrows so Jo wanted to keep them natural and undone yet have them stay in place. She combed them through using Rimmel London Brow This Way Styling Gel in Dark Brown.

Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit http://www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Virtual Makeup Tool.

Grammy Awards Beauty: Tori Kelly #GRAMMYs

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Tori Kelly 2016 Grammy Awards

TORI KELLY’S LOOK: A modern interpretation of old Hollywood style

INSPIRATION: Celebrity hairstylist Nikki Providence was inspired by Tori Kelly’s one shoulder green dress.  “I wanted to let her natural texture shine through a classic pincurl set,” she said.

How To Get The Look:

Nikki started with clean wet hair, and prepped the roots with John Frieda Frizz Ease® Curl Reviver Mousse and sprayed 12 sprays of the John Frieda Frizz Ease® Go Curlier™ Heat-Activated Spray throughout the hair. Then she used a wide-tooth comb to shape the front and sides into sculpted waves, clipping each section into position.She twisted the remainder of the hair in 2-inch sections and dried her with a diffuser before taking the clips out. Nikki used her hands to smooth and sculpt the final shape, applying a thin coat of John Frieda Frizz Ease® Secret Weapon® Touch-Up Crème on her hands to make sure her fingers glided over the hair for a final touch of smoothness.Then she used a 3/4 inch curling iron to touch up any areas that needed extra hold or curl.She finished off the look with John Frieda Frizz Ease® KeraFLEX™ Flexible Hold Hairspray.

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Valentine’s Day Brunch – Recipes

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This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday. If the key to your sweetheart’s heart is through his/her stomach, make a delectable, home cooked brunch that screams I LOVE YOU!

The special spread includes: lemon cakes, sweet french toast, coffee and even a Bloody Mary.

Gaea Lemon Zest Cake

Gaea Lemon Zest Cake

Ingredients: 

1 ½ cups organic rye flour
¼ teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
¼ cup finely ground pine nuts
Zest of 2 lemons
1 cup organic sugar cane
3 eggs
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup Greek yogurt
2/3 cup Gaea Organic extra-virgin olive oil (MSRP $12.99 http://www.gaeaus.com)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease the pan. In a medium bowl mix the flour, sea salt, baking powder and pine nuts. Next, mix the lemon zest into the sugar cane. In a separate bowl mix the zesty sugar cane with 3 eggs for about 2 minutes, then add the lemon juice, Greek yogurt and Gaea olive oil. Combine both bowls and pour the batter into the cake pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Coconut Banana French Toast

Carrington French Toast

Servings: 6

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 banana

1 cup milk

1 cup coconut milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

11/2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

12+ slices bread

2 T Carrington Farms Coconut Oil (MSRP: 12 oz. $7.99, 54 oz. $23.30, http://www.CarringtonFarms.com)

Instructions:

Heat griddle and brush with coconut oil. Blend remaining ingredients (except bread) in a blender until smooth. Pour into a shallow dish. Submerge each slice in mixture and place on griddle.

Cook till golden brown, then flip over to cook other side. Serve with maple syrup.

Colman’s Mustard Bloody Mary

Colmans Bloody Mary

Serve Up to 4 People

Ingredients

3 cups tomato juice
1 cup pickling liquid
1 cup of Vodka
​3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons Valentina hot sauce
2 teaspoons Colman’s Prepared Mustard
1 and a half Tablespoons horseradish
1 and a half teaspoons ground pepper
1 and a half teaspoons salt
1 and a quarter teaspoons celery seeds
Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder (available nationwide at supermarkets such as Whole Foods, Walmart, Safeway and Kroger for $4.99 – $6.99)

To Finish

In a pitcher, combine the celery seed and horseradish. Muddle the mixture with the end of a wooden spoon to blend and break up the celery seeds. Pour in the tomato juice, pickling liquid, hot sauce, Colman’s Mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Stir everything together to combine. In Collins glasses, fill with ice (4 cubes) and pour 2 oz of Tito’s Vodka over top. Fill the rest of the glass with the Bloody Mary mix, and garnish with pickled vegetables (i.e. asparagus, green beans, celery) and an olive and lemon slice.

For the Rim

3 parts salt to 1 part Colman’s Mustard Powder as a salt rim

3 Layer Iced Bon Bon

IMUSA Espresso

Ingredients

1 can condensed milk  (14 ounce)
Ice cubes Shots of room temperature espresso coffee, unsweetened made in an IMUSA ESPRESSO MAKER (Available at Target.com for $10.99)

Instructions:

First, pour 2 inches of condensed milk into the base of 4 (4oz) juice glasses.

pour the equivalent of one shot of coffee on top of the condensed milk in each glass.

Take the remaining four shots of coffee and put them in a blender with four ice cubes. Blend in the blender until a thick foam is formed.

Pour the foam into each glass carefully. Serve immediately.

Slow Jam by KRUPS Brand Ambassador, Sam Lewontin

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Ingredients

1 double­shot espresso (use  an espresso with a chocolaty  or nutty flavor profile here)
1oz. dark chocolate syrup
3 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
1 dash Bittermen’s Orange  cream citrate
5oz. steamed almond milk
Instructions:

Combine espresso, chocolate,  bitters, and orange citrate  in an 8oz. mug. Stir, and top  with steamed almond milk.

“Chocolate bon­bons are a  classic Valentine’s Day treat.  With this drink, I wanted to  recreate those flavors in liquid form:  espresso and dark chocolate  are naturally complementary,  Peychaud’s bitters and Orange  cream citrate lend an  alluring suggestion of  preserved fruit, and  the nutty sweetness of almond  milk ties the whole thing  together.”

Beauty Products That Get You “In The Nude” This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, Rimmel London, Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color have the perfect new products to give you a subtle and sexy “nude” look!

NYC New York Color Expert Last Matte Lip Color

NYC New York Color Expert Last Matte Lip Color: ($3.99)
With a comfort of a gloss and a color impact of a matte lipstick, the NYC NEW YORK COLOR Expert last matte lip laquer offers you the most glamourous look ever. With High Impact, explosive color, a velvet smooth, non-sticky finish and full coverage, this gloss has it all. Available shades: Bowery Matte Berry, Riverdale Matte Red, Noho Matte Nude.

SALLY HANSEN COMPLETE SALON MANICURETM IS NOW INFUSED WITH NEW KERATIN COMPLEX

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Infused with New Keratin Complex ($7.99)
Sally Hansen Complete Salon ManicureTM boasts 7 benefits in one bottle, plus a flawless-finish brush for easy application and a salon-quality finish. The chip-resistant polish still features all of the elements you know and love: base coat, strengthener now featuring a keratin complex, growth treatment, salon color in runway-ready shades, top coat, and gel shine finish.

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Rimmel The Essential Nude Lip: Lasting Finish Lipstick By Kate ($5.79 exclusively at Walmart)
Nude lips are having a major moment. Whether you’re a delicate rose or a caramel beauty, every girl needs the perfect au naturel lipstick. The Nude Collection stars ten new shades of Lasting Finish Lipstick, each carefully created by Kate. You’ll love the tan nude hue of shade #043, flattering for girls with warm undertone. Add warmth to skin with three pretty nude pink shades: #040, #041 and #042. Brighten-up your look with coral-hued #044, rose-tinted #045 and olive nude #046. Or give dimension to lips with the brandy, chocolate and coffee tones of #047, #048 and #049.

 

 

Indulge Your Scentual Side With @OGXBeauty

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Why do I love OGX Beauty products? Let me count the reasons:

  1. They have a divine scent
  2. They make my hair look amazing
  3. My husband notices my alluring hair and showers me with compliments

So this Valentine’s Day, when I’m getting ready for our date, I will  prep my locks with one of these fabulous sets from OGX Beauty’s Scentuals Collection! Each salon-inspired formula is crafted to gently cleanse and indulge both the mind and body with sweet, invigorating, and floral fragrances derived from exotic ingredients cultivated around the world!

Cherry Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner

Scentuals Heavenly Hydration Cherry Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner
A lightweight, hydrating blend of cherry blossom extract and green tea for moisture that won’t weigh your hair down. The formulas are best for volumizing while hydrating.

Eucalyptus Mint Shampoo and Conditioner

Scentuals Intensely Invigorating Eucalyptus Mint Shampoo and Conditioner
A weightless, invigorating blend of eucalyptus extract, mint extract, and tee tree oil that cleanses while calming the scalp with a fresh fragrance to wake up the senses. The formulas are best to bring scalp and hair to a healthy balance.

Tsubaki Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner

Scentuals Sensually Soft Tsubaki Blossom Shampoo and Conditioner
A lightweight, exotic blend of Japanese Tsubaki extract from the Camellia flower along with bamboo oil to actually soften the texture of the hair strands. The formulas are best for silky, touchable, soft hair with every use.

OGX Scentuals Collection products are available at Walmart, ULTA, Target and a retailer near you. For more information, please visit https://www.ogxbeauty.com/