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Dr.Konstantin Vasyukevich: Advanced Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Upper East Side NYC

The Upper East Side, particularly Park ave in the 70’s and 80’s is the Rodeo Drive of who’s who in the plastic surgery world. Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich, who looks way too young to have achieved what he has to date is smack in the middle with an art filled office located at 59 east 79th street. He is a double certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial rejuvenation.
As an assistant clinical professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he is at the forefront of the massive changes and technology that has evolved in the world of plastic surgery in the last year or two.
Specializing in face lifts, gone are the days where the stereotype of a face lift involves a pulled up face that has no movement, a long and painful recovery, and an end result where everyone knows you had work done. The new era of facelifts has a much younger clientele coming in for preventive work, facelifts have a greater effect and longer lifespan on a younger client because skin is still rather tight and recovery is faster on a younger healthier patient. Chatting with Dr. Konstantin the funniest story he told was of a patient who after getting a facelift done, was questioned by a TSA worker at the airport while traveling because her new face was 15 years younger looking than her Passport. 
The modern facelift assisted by an endoscope, developed by Dr. Konstantin, allows clearer visualization of the surgical area and it’s furthest points so that it’s minimally invasive. According to Dr. Konstantin, just in this year alone, facelifts are starting to be performed under guided local and twilight anesthesia which eliminates a fear factor in patients and greatly reduces recovery time. Above are before and after pics where the skin is lifted, the neck is tightened, but the faces have a natural aesthetic just with the clock turned back 10 to 15 years.
Dr. Konstantin also performs brow lifts, eyelid surgery, neck lifts, rhinoplasty an non- invasive Botox, Dermal Fillers and Skin Resurfacing.
For more info and to book a consultation: Dr. Konstantin Vasyukevich 59 East 79th Street New York, NY 10075. (212) 380- 3634

Dr. Andrew Jacono: Master of the “Natural” looking facelift.

  • 170320_DrJacono_s2_104-768x1024Walking into the swanky brand new office of Dr. Andrew Jacono, 630 Park Avenue, we noticed Damien Hurst art on the walls, a sleek elegant decor, a VIP waiting room, and walls strewn with plaques showcasing the philanthropic work Dr. Jacono does in third world countries as a volunteer surgeon with “Beyond our Borders” and “Healing the Children”, providing free surgery here and abroad for children needing reconstruction due to birth defects, trauma, or disease. 

    Dr. Jacono is a dual certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery in his Manhattan location. He is prominently know for The Natural Looking facelift, making patients look up to 15 years younger without that pulled skin effect we have all seen on actresses and socialites. Looking at before and after photos on his computer, the transformations are truly amazing. The results are you, only better, well you 15 years ago. Natural best is his motto.

    Over a timespan of 20 years Dr. Jacono developed and perfected the most advanced deep plane lift. The procedure lifts the cheeks, jowls, and neck line. The key to a youthful appearance is a strong jawline and lack of jowls, even more important than wrinkle free foreheads or eyes. Incisions are made under the muscle layer leaving skin intact, unlike in a standard facelift. This creates a natural looking appearance without any tightness.

    Dr. J knows that not every patient is ready or wants a surgical face lift. He offers several non-surgical options using Ultherapy to lift, strengthen, and tone the skin. The treatment is 30 to 60 minutes, lasts 2 to 3 months with no downtime. Sculptra, known as the liquid facelift, builds collagen in cheeks, across the jawline and under the eyes. the injections create a rested rejuvenated appearance. A firm believer in a natural looking appearance he customizes filler dosages where needed on the face to not create an over filled face. Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Radiuses, and laser treatments are performed as well depending on the needs and goals of the patient.

    During the consultation the Doc explains the expected results and expectations for every procedure. He is brutally honest so that patients understand that fillers/non-surgical options are great,but they will not heed the same result as a lift. He explains the advantages of pro-active treatments to prevent aging and how work on younger patients can have better and longer lasting results.

    Dr. Jacono’s 3rd book “The Face of The Future” gives a more in-depth insight into the most modern/ hi -tech current invasive and non-invasive procedures available to maintain a youthful appearance. The book can be purchased here:

    For more info on Dr. Jacono and to book a consultation please visit 

    New York Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery Andrew A. Jacono, MD FACS 

    630 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065 (212)570-2500

Sanctuary Salon: Brooklyn, NY 

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Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn this salon opened late summer 17 is exactly as the name suggests. Walking in the space is serene, the decor is soft and subtle with plants and murals throughout. Owner Jill Syslo of Sacred Skin NYC wanted to create a warm comfy environment while offering top notch hair services. I was immediately offered a glass of wine by my colorist/stylist James, it was a friday afternoon after all. 

He gave me a consultation and we decided on a single process and balyage to update my look for fall. Having done lots of color and summer, pools, and salt water my hair needed a little work. He lightened up my base a bit and gave me golden highlightes around the front. I ended up with a golden look I love. He also gave me a great blowout that lasted for days. I also received a much needed Olaplex treatment to keep my hair healthy and shiny. The salon also offers cuts, bang & neck trims as well as Keratin. 

Sanctuary Salon  677 Lorimer Brooklyn, NY 11211 (929) 373 – 8682 

AmorePacific Vintage Single Extract Essence: Must Try Skincare Product for Fall @amorepacific_us




Korean Skincare brands are really gaining steam and becoming leaders in innovation and  research using the latest technology in skincare.

 AmorePacific’s latest product is the Vintage Single Extract Essence. Using green tea cultivated from the Dolsongi Green Tea Garden, a garden that AMOREPACIFIC owns on Jeju island of the coast of Korea.

The single extract formula promotes prebiotics for pre-tox which are preventive anti-aging measures. The hero ingredient is Catechin, found naturally in the Vintage Tea Leaf. The skin is brighter and more youthful looking with increased elasticity. It is good on all skin types including sensitive skin.

It takes 100 days to get this single extract ready for production. 50 days for fermentation and another 50 placed and buried in the earth in “onggi’s” . The actual extraction process takes another 24 hours to be perfected. $145 #ad

Giannillo Salon: Upper East Side Retreat for Precision Color & Cuts 

The Giannillo Salon is located on a picturesque block on the Upper East Side filled with cafes and high-end shops. Celebrity Stylist Gregg Giannillo, a veteran in the beauty industry with over 20 years experience, even though his youthful appearance can fool you, has styled countless celebrities like Vanessa Williams, Lara Spencer, Beyonce and many more. He works with Good Morning America and has developed almost a cult-like following for his precision haircuts and long lasting blowouts.

His staff is equally talented specializing in Color, Highlights, Corrective Color and a variety of Conditioning Treatments. Maricela did my color and highlights. She matched and softened my roots then added highlights for a softer updated look. 

Gregg believes in cutting hair dry for greater precision. He chopped off a few inches of my ends, much needed and added long layers. He left my hair long, but healthier and more on trend.


Recently Gregg debuted a new haircare styling collection “Boudoir Hair by Giannillo”. Six key products designed for different hair types to make styling hair simpler and more effective. Products include my favorite, Silk Stocking, a super lightweight spray infused with vitamins C & E, bringing out bounce and shine without weighing hair down. $20. Other products in the line are the Satin Slip Styling Gel Serum $25, Bustier, a Volumizer for lift and body $20, Sheer Glamour a shine enhancing polish $20, Crushed Velvet, a texturizing cream  $20 and Fishnets, a hairspray that holds but is barely there and can be brushed through. $20

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Giannillo Salon is located at 217 East 60th Street New York, NY 10022 (between 2nd & 3rd avenues). Phone: 1-917-470-9695 Email:  Web:

Valmont launches “Essence of Bees” from their prestigious skincare “l’Elixir des Glaciers collection on September 1st. 


Valmont is a luxury skincare company from Switzerland that for over 30 years has used the latest scientific findings and the unspoiled natural resources that Switzerland possesses to help men and women battle visible signs of aging.

The latest collaboration involves a partnership with Pollinator with the “Essence of Bees” collection ,and to raise the awareness of the importance of preservation of Bees to our ecosystem.

The collection is comprised of 3 products. Cure Majestueuse (face nourishing oil) $350, Masque Majestueux (nourishing face mask) $425, and Serum Majestueux (eye lifting serum) $390 Available now on , and SPA Valmont at Hotel Plaza Athenee (212) 606-4675


 1.) Cure Majestueuse Votre Visage Nourishing Beauty Oil The High Sensory Nectar absorbed in record time to merge with the skin, releasing powerful omegas and precious ingredients from the hive. Bathed in these extraordinary compounds, skin appears transformed, suppler, softer and visibly more radiant. 15ml $350

2.) Masque Majestueuse Votre Visage Universal Nourishing Massage Mask infuses the skin with precious ingredients from the hive. Used once or twice a week leaves skin plumper and more radiant. 50ml $425

Serum Majestueux Vos Yeux High Potency Eye Serum  firms the eyelids for younger looking eyes. Used morning and night daily lifts the upper eyelids. Wrinkles are smoothed visibly. Eyes appear more rested and brighter. 15ml $390

Cosmoprof North America 2017 @Cosmoproflv #Cosmoprof @MandalayBay


Cosmoprof North America is the largest B2B trade show in the United States where beauty professionals, media, buyers, retailers and influencers congregate at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention center for a whirlwind 3 days of product exhibitions, business forums, award dinners and press previews.

This year over 1200 exhibitors from around the world showcased the latest and greatest offerings in skincare, haircare, cosmetics, nails, and professional beauty products and tools. The show was divided into multiple categories like Discover Green, which focused on organic and natural products and Discover Beauty where the newest beauty companies from around the world promoted their skincare and beauty collections.

In the next few months we will test and review many of the products received and will have follow up posts and inclusions in gift guides. Stay tuned!

Health and Beauty Summer Product Must Haves for Healthy Skin, Hair, and Body #SummerSkin #BeachLife

1.) Oscar Blandi At Home Glaze. Brightens Natural and Color treated hair. Prevents color fading from chlorine & adds moisture. $27 Buy Here:

2.) Jane Iredale Skin Accumax Supplements. Synergistic combination of vitamins & plant nutrients which address the underlying causes o cystic acne. Available in single, double, or triple pack. $65.80- $157 Buy Here:

3.) YBF Beauty Gelus Eyes 5 Piece Collection. 5 eyeliner shades in great summer colors. $28.80 Buy Here:

4.) NatureThin Healthy Weight Loss Supplements with Essential Vitamins, Botanical Based Ingredients, & Water 16 Day Free Trial Available Here: 

5.) Heliocare Daily Antioxidant supplements with Fernblock Polypodium leucotomos extract (PLE). Active ingredient helps maintain skin ability to protect itself against the aging effects of free radicals. $29.99 Buy Here:

6.) Frownies Gel Neck Mask. Softens, Smoothes, and Firms the neck area with a bio-metric membrane carrier patch. $15 Buy Here:


VSPOT New York’s Premiere “ReVAJENation”MediSpa Spa opens it’s Madison Ave Doors @vspot_medispa


Cindy Barshop of Completely Bare fame has been an innovator and pioneer in women’s sexual health and aesthetics. Her latest venture is the VSPOT Medispa that focuses primarily on lifting the taboo on women’s sexual ‘s health with treatments that correct problems millions of women have, but may be too embarrassed to discuss. Problems that interfere with our quality of life and sexual satisfaction.

Located on Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side, surrounded by some of the top retailers in the city, Cindy’s team of trained and certified female gynecologists perform “The Femilift” and administer “The O Shot”. The Femilift tightens the vagina and The O shot increases blood flow to the area for a more enjoyable sexual experience. (more…)

Dr.Edward Alvarez “Bro-Tox” Day of Beauty. Cosmetic Dentist, Wrinkle Eraser and much more…. @NYCLaserDentist


The last few years has seen a huge rise in men requesting non-invasive anti-aging outpatient services that were normally reserved for women. Men wanting to look younger but not done are booking Botox, Juviderm, and Kybella injections (removes fat from the chin aka the double chin. 

Dr. Edward Alvarez has been a distinguished cosmetic dentist practicing his craft in The Murray Hill area of Manhattan for almost 20 years. A fellow of The World Clinical Laser Institute, the most respected organization leading to advancement of lasers in dentistry. Dr. Alvarez holds degrees from several top schools including a degree in acupuncture from Harvard Medical School.

About a decade ago Dr. Alvarez discovered the close connection between cosmetic dentistry and facial aesthetic enhancement. As we age we develop lines, lips lose their fullness, and skin loses its tightness due to collagen loss.

Dr. Alvarez became certified in dermal fillers for the reduction of facial wrinkles and in lip augmentation. He figured that by closely examining, and charting a patients face, yes he actually plots where the injections will go with a sharpie like pen for accuracy and symmetry purposes, he can achieve the most positive results for his patients. His patients come in to fix their mouths and walk out with both their teeth and faces revitalized.

During the “Day of Beauty” we had the chance to meet celebrity chef Chris Nirschel and former NY Giants Christian Peter, while they spent time with Dr. Alvarez and got pampered.

For more info & to book your consultation please visit:

 Dr. Edward Alvarez 210 east 36th street Suite 1H New York, NY 10016 (212) 519-8360

This Weekend: The Makeup Show NYC May 7th-8th @TheMakeupShow

This weekend The Makeup Show arrives in NYC . The creme de la creme for the makeup industry, every top beauty brand and makeup artist professional descends on the Metropolitan Pavilion for 2 days of beauty brand launches from over 75 brands, education classes, and appearances by top artists in the industry.

The Makeup Show is open all professionals who are working or studying in the beauty and fashion industry. For more info and to purchase tickets please visit: The Makeup Show

Review: Ziip Nano Current Device; A Sleek New Device that promises to conquer breakouts and wrinkles @ziipbeauty

The last few weeks I had the chance to review one of the newest and most hi- tech beauty devices out on the market today.  The Ziip Nano Current Device was developed by Melanie Simon an electrical esthetician. The device looks like a super fancy computer mouse that with the aid of the app through your iPhone/ipad offers up 6 different treatments “electrical cocktails” depending on your skin goals.

The technology behind Ziip is that it sends tiny electrical wavelengths deep below the surface of the skin and depending on the setting will deliver different results. When set on low it breaks down dirt and bacteria in the skin to help get rid of acne. My favorite treatment was the “vitaleyes”. The 2 to 4 minute treatment, I did the 4, really helps with dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines.

For sensitive skin and for 1st time users the “sensitive energize” treatment is a gentle 12 minute ant- aging treatment. For men who don’t want to spend much time on their face, the 2 minute treatment, twice a week is perfect to help reduce dark circles, fine lines and tighten pores. 

The first step is to prepare the face for treatment. The Golden Conductive Gel Treatment, which feels like petroleum jelly, has to be applied liberally before you glide the Ziip device over your face and neck. Time depends on treatment selected. It is recommended to use the Ziip 1 to 3 times a week and the results are cumulative.

After a few weeks of use I find that my pores are tighter, skin definitely looks brighter and my under eye area is way less puffy. It is on the pricey side but worth it and makes a great gift for mothers day. $495 Where To Buy



Top Beauty Picks for Spring 2017

Paula’s Choice Smoothing Primer Serum with SPF 30, Good for all skin types. Prepares skin for flawless makeup application. $3o Buy Here

YBF Beauty Bloomin’Cray Cray Crayons trio. Tons of pigment with with a creamy lush feel and lasting color. $29 Buy Here

Glo.Minerals Lipstick has lots of nourishing ingredients while providing bold shades, soft nudes and shades in between $20 Buy Here

Cargo Swimmables Longwear Eye Shadow Sticks are water resistant. 20 second playtime then they are set to stay on till you take it off. Many Shades to choose from. $20 Buy Here

Jane Iredale Purepressed Eye Shadow Triple. Shown Above in Brown Sugar. Can be used wet or dry. Deeply pigmented and long lasting. $30 Buy Here

MILK MAKEUP Blur Stick is an oil free primer that blurs out skin imperfections on all skin tones. Perfect for creating that flawless selfie. Parabens ,Sulfates, and Phthalates free. Vegan and cruelty free. $36 Buy Here

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Neck gels. Only 10 minutes once a week. These masks tighten and restore elasticity to sagging and aging skin in the neck area. They contain niacin amide and plant collagen. 4 masks in a package.$35 Buy Here

Sonia Kashuk Always Organized Cosmetic Bag  in Shazam pattern. Vibrant design with multiple zippered compartments including a separate one for brushes. Exclusively at Target. $18.99 Buy Here

Red Carpet Gel at home manicure kit. Long lasting shiny nails at home. Includes LED Gel polishes in light cream pink & classic cream red, Adhesion nail primer, Structure Base Coat Nail Gel, Brilliance Seal & Shine Top Coat, Revitalize Nail & Cuticle Oil, Purify Pre & Post Cleanser, Erase Gel Nail Polish Remover, Pro 45 LED light – USB cord – AC/DC adapter, 10 Foil wraps, 20 Lint-free wipes, and Accessories Kit :Cuticle and pro buffing stick, 2 strips adhesive buffing tabs, Emery board. From HSN on sale on for $59.97 for a limited time. Buy Here

Curls Blueberry Blissfull Lengths Liquid Hair Growth Vitamins. With organic blueberry extract this liquid vitamin promotes hair growth and hair health. Liquid vitamins have a 98% absorption rate as opposed to 20% from pill intake. $25.99 at Target. Buy Here

Gliss Ultra Moisture Shampo Hair Repair plus moisture & Conditioner. Extra hydrating. Prevents hair breakage up to 85%. $6.99 Buy Here

Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam. This waterless cleansing form removes oil and product buildup to prevent from over shampooing. Good on all hair types. Paraben free. Our favorite and a must try! $28 Buy Here



Major Skincare Collection Launches to be excited about now

Every season we are introduced to dozens of skincare brands and launches. These 4 chosen are must haves in different price ranges and for different age groups and skin types. All featuring  the newest technologies and only the finest ingredients for your best skin.

Sustainable Youth‘s key ingredient is Alasta, the most potent immunostimulatory ingredient sourced from the aloe vera plant. Known for aloe’s soothing and healing properties these products also delivery anti-aging results minimizing and reducing fine lines and wrinkles with visible results in 4 weeks and noticeable skin improvement in just a week. The collection consists of Sustainable Youth Super Boost Night SerumSustainable Youth Elasticity CreamSustainable Youth Ultra Creamy Cleansing LotionSustainable Youth Firming & Revitalizing Serum, and Sustainable Youth Anytime Lift Eye Treatment.



Cellcosmet Switzerland Face & Neck Treatment set. This is a higher price point product, but is ultra luxurious with advanced liposome-encapsulated amino-peptide complexes with 75% high performance ingredients with 15% Active Stabilized Bio Integral cells that restores density, hydration, energy and youthful contours.


A Complete was founded by Angelica Fuentes, a prominent business woman and philanthropist from Latin America. This collection is designed for the woman on the go with a 5 step routine that can be purchased as complete set or individually. Step 1: Youth Preserve Deep Cleanser, Step 2: Highly Concentrated Youth Preserve Serum, Step 3: Youth Preserve Eye Contouring Creme, Step 4: Youth Moisturizing Creme, Step 5: Beauty Concentrate Supplement.


Swiss Perfection is another product from Switzerland that offers a comprehensive collection of skin care products featuring Cellular Active IRISA, high in enzymes and proteins, accelerates the regeneration of skin cells, increases the oxygenation of the pores, provides optimal hydration for the skin, improves the metabolism of the dermis & epidermis and its unique anti-aging qualities rejuvenate the skin visibly.

It’s All About The Brows at Hibba Beauty Studio @BrowbarbyHibba @HibbaBeauty


Hibba Kapil of Hibba Beauty and her team of experienced Browologists and waxing technicians have been busy shaping women’s eyebrows and providing organic whole body hair removal services in New York City since 2010. Now with 3 locations, with the latest being a cozy cheerful salon in the heart of Columbus Circle.

For eyebrows or any hair removal on the face, Hibba does not believing in waxing. The areas are too sensitive and waxing can be harsh and not as precise as the threading method. The focus is on the arch and recreating the arch is Hibba’s main focus. When done correctly eyebrows are the centerpoint of the face and accentuate features and bone structure.

Initially I was little bit nervous about threading because I always plucked and waxed my eyebrows. However, with a few mishaps in the last year and the last few months I have been letting them grow out and even out, I was ready to try it out. I was pleasantly surprised at how quick it was and less painful than waxing. She was able to grab hard to reach hairs that waxing could not. I highly recommend it!

Brow Reformation or Microblading is a huge trend right now and is a specialty of Hibba’s. Although I did not have it done yet many colleagues have praised her work. It’s basically taking thin sparse brows and reforming them into fuller brows with a semi-permanent tattoo. The process takes about 2 hours including an extensive consultation and costs between $400-650 dollars. Considering how thick eyebrows are all the rage now, this is a valuable investment, plus you save on not having to purchase all those eyebrow pencils!

For the body Hibba uses Azulene wax which is infused with chamomile and honey, which have soothing properties, to relieve the pain and her well trained staff provide a quick and surprisingly pretty painless experience.

Sugaring is also offered for hair removal on the body. This very gentle natural method uses a paste made from sugar, lemon, and water. This method has been around for thousands of years and Hibba’s salon is one of the few in the city to offer a truly authentic shugaring experience.

There are many packages available when purchasing multiple sessions. I highly recommend  a visit! Hibba Beauty

Disclaimer: While I received complimentary services at the salon all opinions are my own.


Beth Minardi Colorist Extraordinaire X Samuel Shriqui Salon Upper East Side @BethMinardi #SamuelShriqui #BethMinardi

Recently Beth Minardi, colorist to the stars, educator, and entrepreneur was welcomed to the exclusive Samuel Shriqui salon on the upper east side, home to some of the most exclusive shops. The salon houses the flagship Essie Nail Salon with over 250 shades available, and will soon be home to the flagship Kerastase salon later this spring. A lovely courtyard is available, weather permitting, for clients to have lunch, process color, and can be booked for a private event. The full service salon is filled with some of the most talented people in the business offering color, cuts, Keratin treatments, waxing, nails, skincare and makeup.

Beth has a loyal client and fan base because of her rich passion for education and for being on the forefront of what’s new in haircolor as it translates within the fashion and beauty industry. She translates this onto the regular client wanting color that’s on trend yet personalized. Every season Beth has a vision and for Spring 17 she is creating lots of brunette silhouettes tweaked to ones individual features and skintone. Beth’s line of signature color is used in the salon, it’s focus is to nourish the hair while achieving optimal color results.

Beth's Work

Some of Beth’s better known clients include Christie Brinkley, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brad Pitt, and Julianne Moore to name a few along with socialites and business executives galore. Beth’s personality and charm add to her bedside manner as she is genuinely interested in getting to know and bond with her clientele.

For more info on Beth visit

Samuel Shriqui Salon 35 east 65th street New York, NY 10065 (212) 472-6805


Beauty Review: Dr. Kenneth Mark Skincare Collection Launch

This is one Skincare Brand that we are excited about this fall! Dr. Kenneth Mark is considered to be one of the preeminent dermatologists in the field of skin cancer detection, treatment and surgery. Considered in the top 5% of physicians nationwide selected by his peers and with a fellowship in Mohs’ Skin Cancer Surgery, Plastic Reconstruction, and Cosmetic Procedures. Dr. Mark practices in Manhattan (Soho), The Hamptons, and Aspen and has treated every kind of customer including several socialites, “housewives” and celebrities.

The recently launched skincare collection features Four products for all skin types that tackle a variety of skincare concerns in a simple ,easy to use skincare regimen containing key powerful ingredients for maximum efficacy.


1.) The All -In One Cleanser combines a multi-tasking formula exclusive to Dr. Mark to cleanse, tone, and remove makeup. Key Ingredient Green Tea Extract removes impurities and pollutants from the skin for glowing and radiant skin. The cleanser is the first step to prepare before applying Dr. Mark’s other products.Contains Hyaluronic Acid to increase skin hydration and enhance tissue repair.

Directions: Apply to face & neck twice daily rinse off. $65 8oz.


2.) Exfoliating & Hydrating Mask contains 5 Alpha Hydroxy Acids(AHA), Peptides, Jojoba and Calendula Oils, and Hyaluronic Acid. A patented delivery system of AHA’s prevents skin irritation. Exfoliates, soothes and smooths skin. Effective for men after shaving as well. Reduces appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. Increases cell turnover and extracellular matrix renewal.

Directions: Use twice weekly. Apply to face & neck. Rinse with warm water after 10 minutes. $85 2.5 oz


3.) The Antioxidant Boost is the “Hero” product in the collection containing “Asta- Zome”, encapsulated astaxanthin( Dr. Ken’s proprietary ingredient), stem cells, peptides, precious mineral extract and vitamins. Also Argan Oil, Acai Oil, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, and Grape Seed Oil. Protects skin from free radicals and significantly reduces appearance of wrinkles by up to 46%. 

Directions: Apply morning and/ or night after applying The Dr. Kenneth Mark All in one cleanser $190 1.7 oz.


4.) The Moisture Cure for deep and long lasting hydration contains Argan Oil, Acai Oil, Grape seed oil and Shea Butter. Also contains anti aging peptides, antioxidants and botanicals that work synergistically with the Dr.Kenneth Mark Antioxidant Boost. Decreases skin discoloration, increases skin cell renewal and smooths skin texture.

Directions: Apply Morning and/or night after applying Dr. Kenneth Mark all in one cleanser or after applying The Kenneth Mark Antioxidant Boost. $175 1.7oz

Fox & Jane Salon Lower East Side @FoxandJane


Co- Founder and Creative Director Lorean Cairns opened this flagship location in 2011 and since then has expanded to 3 locations in NYC, Brooklyn, and San Diego. Not an easy feat in the hair business, especially in NYC where salons are a dime a dozen. The Fox & Jane approach is synonymous with street fashion, current trends, expertly trained staff specifically in balayage, dramatic color changes, and fresh hair cuts

Lorean herself has built a loyal following and is now in demand doing editorial work as well as being a beauty and trend forecaster for several publications. Her partner Billy Canu is the marketing force behind the operation.

After a long summer of pools, the beach, humidity and products my hair was ready for a makeover for fall. Jackie Marie, a lovely and professional colorist & stylist in the LES location created a plan for hair that had included a single process to match my roots and go a little darker, more to my natural hair color, then she balayaged warm/dark blonde tones throughout my hair for an updated, even look.  My hair feels healthy and shiny. The relaxed and friendly vibe complete with wine makes for a happy hair experience.


Fox & Jane Salon

154 Orchard St. New York, NY 10002

(212) 837-2774

Alpessence Skincare: Luxury Tech-Infused Skincare from Switzerland @Alpessence #Beauty

The Skincare Industry is saturated with hundreds of brands from all over the world, each vying for a spot in the Uber competitive US Market. To be recognized in the luxury market, a brand has to have the newest technology, quality ingredients, and prove to be highly effective. Alpessence Skincare, a luxury brand from Switzerland, launched a collection with all these qualities in 14 countries, and earlier this year started delivering them stateside.

The collection includes eight products at the moment with a range of moisturizers, serums, cleansers, toners, and masks infused with diamonds, pearls, caviar, rose stem cells and other luxurious ingredients. Each product is designed to deliver unique anti-aging results and to regenerate and repair skin damaged by stress, toxins, and the environment. An important aspect in our review is that Alpessence does not test on animals and is cruelty free.

The newest wave in skincare technology is based on infusion and product absorption. Alpessence scientists discovered that efficacy rates of a product greatly increased when the product was absorbed deep into the outer layers of the epidermis instead of remaining on the surface. The team came up with a group of active ingredients that when combined, provide deep absorption and therefore maximum results. The collection focuses on aiding with dark spots, dull skin, lifting & firming skin, pores, wrinkles, dry skin and anti- oxidant protection. The Hero product and our favorite is the Caviar Serum that boost’s the skin’s ability to absorb the product and any product applied after. 

Alpessence delivers top of the line ingredients, quality, and results, and is on it’s way to becoming a player in the luxury skincare market here in the US, yet with an attainable price point ranging from $99 to $149.

Indie Beauty Expo NYC August 24/25th @IndieBeautyExpo #IndieBeautyExpo #WearIndieBeauty #IBENY2016

Last week The Indie Beauty Expo returned to NYC’s Metropolitan Pavillion for the second year and it was a dream come true for lovers of skincare, makeup, fragrance, and more… Over 130 Indie Beauty Brands from all over the world gathered to showcase their newest, best selling, and future product ideas. To name a few ,and there were many many more were Skinvolve, Au Naturale Cosmetics, Hydrohair, Phace BioActive, LiftLab, All Caps, (Shower, Sleep Spa), Goldfaden MD, Lyeska, NuVsio, Volante Skincare and Unwash.

Open only to trade professionals and press on the second day, brands had the ability to connect and make relationships directly with buyers, retailers, beauty bloggers, and editors. 

Day one, also known as Shop Indie, was a sold out event for over 900 consumers. Vendors offered big discounts and the open bar was sponsored by Boston Beer’s latest beverage, Truly Spiked & Sparkling. Crowns by Christy provided stunning flower crowns, Chic Studios provided a braid and lip bar, Amika had hair touch-ups, Beauty RX by Dr. Schultz offered quick mini face peels while DJ Alexis Krauss of The Sleigh Bells spun tunes for the crowd.

Photos Courtesy :Indie Beauty Expo

Guests had a chance to listen to expert presentations on all things beauty from the Founder of Clarisonic, Dr.Robb and actress Kimberly Elise to beauty experts Nadine Abramcyk of TenOverTen, Blair Lawson of Goop, and Annie Atkinson of She’s In The Glow

With so many new and exciting products coming this fall we are looking forward to providing more in-depth reviews and will keep you posted here!




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