Natural Brand Review: RealHER Metallic Liquid Lipstick

If you’ve checked out my Instagram, you’ve already seen me talk about a makeup brand called Real Her. The natural and cruelty-free makeup brand empowers women by adding positive affirmations to the packaging of each eye, lip and face product. Messages range from “I am a queen” to “Yes I can” and are meant to uplift the you in the morning and serve as a … Continue reading Natural Brand Review: RealHER Metallic Liquid Lipstick

Product Review: Winky Lux 24kt Glimmer Lip Balm

If you’re beauty obsessed like I am, then you’ve probably already seen Winky Lux’s Flower Balms, which look like magical must-haves, as the lip product is transparent, allowing you to see a tiny flower that is nestled within the formula. The brand recently released a limited edition 24kt Gold Glimmer Balm for $16 which will have you feeling like royalty with its luxurious gold packaging … Continue reading Product Review: Winky Lux 24kt Glimmer Lip Balm

15 Brands Petition for Cosmetics Regulation

Typically, the beauty industry is filled with competition and it’s unusual to see several brands work together, but in the indie community, that’s different. According to an article in Cosmetics Business News, 15 indie beauty brands joined forces to form a group called Counteract Coalition, designed to take on the lack of regulation in the cosmetics industry. The companies include CEOs from Beautycounter, Annamarie Skin … Continue reading 15 Brands Petition for Cosmetics Regulation

Couture Fashion Week New York Recap: Opera Recycles

On Saturday September 9, I attended the Opera Recycles runway presentation by Opera Carolina. The show was part of Couture Fashion Week New York’s 26th season and held in the Broadway Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. I was excited to see this presentation, as the concept is completely innovative. The company developed the clothing line as the result of a new recycling … Continue reading Couture Fashion Week New York Recap: Opera Recycles

Pat McGrath Labs Launches Permanent Collection + Swatches from the Line

Perhaps no makeup launch is as highly anticipated than that of Pat McGrath Labs. On Tuesday night, the internationally renowned makeup artist invited a group of beauty editors and makeup artists to The Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City to reveal what she says, “will change everything for the brand.” As I walked into the unveiling of Pat’s latest collection, I was both a … Continue reading Pat McGrath Labs Launches Permanent Collection + Swatches from the Line

Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: Stewart & Claire

I love to discover new brands, especially those that are natural and have an amazing brand story. About a year ago, I attended a beauty tradeshow where I received a ton of products and forgot about them all. I recently found the bag of products while cleaning, and Stewart & Claire lip balms were the first products I tried. The brand’s co-founder Kristin Donnelly, developed … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: Stewart & Claire

New Lipstick Line Launches with Allergies In Mind

On June 29th, a new color cosmetics brand, Impromptu, will be launching its lipstick line, The Lola Collection. The line was created by business-savvy Latina Leyna Topete whose mother, Lola, developed an allergic reaction to lipstick. Dedicated to finding an option that her mother could wear, she created a brand with a thoughtful list of ingredients, which considered those with rare allergies. The collection will … Continue reading New Lipstick Line Launches with Allergies In Mind