Whenever I am indecisive about which Breakout Brand to choose for the month, suddenly – poof! – Out of no where, an indisputable talent falls right in front of my face. The talent I am referring to is a make-up artist who literally was right in front of my face, helping conceal my dark under eye circles, and tired complexion. This artist and his line are The Beatuty Marketplace’s November Breakout Brand of the Month – Christopher Drummond Beauty.
Tired and fatigued from my travels to a recent Spa convention, I decided to pay a visit to the resort salon. After getting my hair done, I needed my face to match. I turned to leave the salon, and there was Christopher Drummond,like a God send, performing free make-up consults to lucky guests in the salon. After five minutes in Chris’ chair, I went from drab to fab using his shimmery and vivacious products.
Christopher Drummond has brains and beauty. In his early days he was a model who managed to earn a Bachelors Degree from the University of Michigan as well as an Esthetician’s License. After experiencing make-up for 15 years both in front of and behind the camera, Chris developed quite an aptitude for the color palette. After working as head make-up artist of Sephora assisting Beauty Icons such as Bobbi Brown, Chris is now venturing into product development himself. New additions to his self titled line – Christopher Drummond Beauty – are getting ready to launch this December – just in time for the holidays!
What is unique about Christopher Drummond Beauty is it is a premium line of natural, organic based, vegan cosmetics following Chris’ basic philosophy to create a company that would both develop products that are revolutionary in texture, ingredients, and application. As he did in my consult, Chris supports his line of cosmetics with practical advice and instruction.
When I sat in Chris’ chair pleading for help on my dark circled and tried eyes, he used some of the following honestly effective flagship products from the Christopher Drummond Beauty line:
– Saúde Pele Radiance Booster – perfect for any skin tone and made to liven up the look of the skin. Saúde Pele is a versatile product that will give all skin types a luminous glow.
|– Veludo Velvet Foundation – perfect for sensitive skin types, this hydrating powdered foundation conceals imperfections and offers a healthy finish.|
|– Finale Finishing Powder– a skin balancing powder that gives you a beautiful airbrushed HD look while moisturizing skin, without setting into fine lines.|
Christopher Drummond is a Beauty/Fashion Industry veteran who is obviously a force to be reckoned with, and hisChristopher Drummond Beauty line certainly follows suite. Get your Christopher Drummond Beauty fix at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel or the Relàche Spa at the Gaylord National .To scout out all his fabulous products such as his titanium dioxide free blush, eye creams and lip stains visit – www.christopherdrummond.com .
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When I think of the holidays I think of being with my favorite folks, all loving and toasty by the fire.
When I think about Love & Toast, I think about an honestly effective natural, and super cute bath and body line I just had to deem The Beauty Marketplace’s December Breakout Brand of the Month.
Brainchild of Margot Elena, Love & Toast joins the family of impossibly stylish fragrance brands Lollia and TokyoMilk. Love & Toast is an adorably whimsical, colorfully packaged, to die for brand that should be on everyone’s wish list. Developed with the belief natural formulas should function and not fail, Love & Toast’s hand cream is created to quench thirsty skin with moisture-rich natural ingredients, that absorb quickly and form invisible protection.
Love & Toast believes that science and nature are not only compatible, but are inextricably intertwined. It is Love & Toast’s goal to utilize the best of both worlds to create eco-logical hand creams, fragrances, and balms, healthiest to our bodies. I carry a tube of the Love & Toast hand cream around with me wherever I go. The Love & Toast fragrances are also honestly divine, made from thoughtfully selected essential oils and botanical blends.
Love & Toast creator Margot Elena opened her first bath and body boutique in Lawrence, Kansas in 1993. At her boutique Margot Elena created custom blended perfumes, handmade soaps, and natural facial products. As her business grew, new identities were created. Beginning with Bloom and Lollia, brands were sold nationwide to retailers. As demand increased, it became difficult to supply the batches made by hand. The transition to serve wider demand required intense research and development, and here began Margot’s long term commitment.
Margot has spent the last several years developing Love & Toast’s natural formulas that meet her exceedingly high standards. It is a brand well worth the wait! A return to her roots as well as love of bath and beauty, Love & Toast is Margot Elena’s current brand showcasing her signature style.
For Love & Toast, pretty is as pretty does. Since it is far more important to do good then to look good, a portion of every Love & Toast sale goes directly to Regional Chapters of Girls Inc. – providing vital education and services to millions of American girls, particularly girls in high-risk, underserved areas. Along with Girls Inc., Love & Toast encourages girls everywhere to be “Strong, smart, and bold”.
Have an Honestly Beautiful Holiday,
Sometimes life can creep up on us in unexpected ways, taking us on all kinds of twists and turns. You never know what new adventure or happening lies around the corner into the future, so it is almost imperative we set aside personal time to take care of ourselves.
Lately the wear and tear of my busy schedule and the demands of my life have been creeping up on me. As I am sure many of you can relate, I have been feeling worn out and fatigued as my ToDo list just grows longer and longer. During instances like these, I find it really important to retreat, even for just a little while, so I can unplug and regain my focus for what is next on my agenda. The brand I have found most useful during these moments of retreat is The Beauty Marketplace’s May Breakout Brand on the Month – Lisa Hoffman Beauty.
Most notably recognized as the wife of Hollywood elite, Dustin Hoffman, Lisa Hoffman is really establishing a name for herself as she takes the beauty world by storm with her high end, worldly products for Skin, Spa, and Scent.
Simplicity is key: Lisa Hoffman is committed to the continuous development of products that simplify the beauty process, making products easier to use and convenient to carry. Lisa provides products that represent the best ingredients science and nature have to offer.
Lisa spent years travelling the world with Dustin and their 6 children becoming well informed on beauty secrets from around the globe. As she travelled, Lisa Hoffman methodically uncovered the most essential skincare ingredients. Lisa was the driving force behind some really unique skin formulations.
After six years in development, Lisa Hoffman launched her very own self titled beauty line dedicated to, none other, then excellence and simplicity. Every product in the Lisa Hoffman line is designed not only able to yield the most exceptional results, but also make the application process as simple as possible.
The Lisa Hoffman beauty regimen comes in regular sizes, or easy-to-travel-with tubes, broken down in numbered order, which you follow step by step. My favourite products through the entire process are Lip Exfoliator and Lip Moisturizer from the Spa Facial Collection. It is not very often you see products focused on the lips. In my opinion lips are one of the most integral features we often do not give enough attention to or take enough care of. Lisa Hoffman tends to the lips with luxurious, nourishing formulas taking skincare to an advanced level.
From the Lisa Hoffman Spa Shower Collection, I love the Body Oil. Start to finish this 5 step Shower Collection pampers you from head to toe. The Body Oil is ideal for slicking up your skin and then slipping on a sun dress for a warm Spring or Summer evening. Unique and rare ingredients sourced in Rainforest Regions from around the world, Lisa Hoffman’s shower products identify new scents never before known to the fragrance world.
Lisa Hoffman has also partnered with Givaudan for the creation of her fragrances Japanese Agarwood and Madagascar Orchid. The innovative VARIATIONS concept features pulse point oils specifically formulated to satisfy your shifting olfactive senses throughout the day. DAYTIME and EVENING variants cased in eco-friendly packaging were envisioned by Lisa’s daughter.
You should be so eager to try Lisa Hoffman’s signature scents and skincare because simplicity really is key! Please visit www.Lisahoffmanbeauty.com for more details.
My younger brother suffers from acne. During his lacrosse season, my brother’s acne tends to worsen. Not very often will my 17 year-old “know it all” little brother turn to me for advice. However, during lacrosse season, my brother will actually look to his beauty product obsessed sister, to find a product that will keep his skin clear on and off the field.
When I first me Noreen Young, I was instantly drawn in to her ineffable energy and charm. Even through e-mail, I could sense her charisma and passion for what she does. This same passion and charisma, is what prompted me to deem Noreen’s product line – Irresistible Beauty – July’s Breakout Brand of the Month.
If you fall into the category of women whose skin type has moved beyond the acne prone years, but are not quite ready for a reparative anti-aging remedy, then I have found a brand for you! The Beauty Marketplace’s January Breakout Brand of the Month – Lily B.
Lily B. is a new, all-natural skincare line developed for young women. Lily B., the first collection from Lily Blue, LLC, launched at an exclusive yacht party on the French Rivera during the Cannes File Festival. Formulated with natural botanicals and sea sourced ingredients, the line features five all-natural skin care products designed for women ages 22 to 38.
Lily B. Founder – Liz Bishop – says the philosophy behind Lily B. is to provide natural, effective products designed to balance, nourish and protect your skin, while ensuring your skin looks and feels it’s very best.
I first tried all five products in the Lily B. line when I was vacationing in London over the New Year. I can honestly assure you, despite the harsh and chilly London weather, my skin stayed hydrated and looked supple the entire trip! The Rose Hip Infused Cleanse Facial Wash, Red Tea Defense Booster Hydrating Serum, Multi-Action Rescue Ultra Eye Cream, 24/7 Defense Daily Moisturizer, and Botanical Rich Protection SPF 30 Ultra Defense sun block – all work best when used together.
If you can only afford just one or two items from the Lily B. line, my picks would be the Rose Hip Infused Cleanse Facial Wash and the 24/7 Defense Daily Moisturizer. The Rose Hip Infused Cleanse Facial Wash has moisturizing properties, perfect for harsh weather conditions, like London in the winter. The best part is the cleanse doubles as an honestly efficient make-up remover! The 24/7 Defense Daily Moisturizer is the ideal follow up to the foaming cleanse.
With over 20 years of cosmetic and pharmaceutical sales, marketing, and product development experience, Ms. Bishop is uniquely qualified to bring Lily B. to today’s younger skin care consumer. Liz Bishop founded Lily Blue, LLC and began developing Lily B. in 2009, dedicating research and production to the new line in order to offer skincare products to younger woman with “in between” skin.
All in all, I honestly loved Lily B.’s line so much, I have adopted the Lily B. skincare system into my New Year’s beauty routine and, if this product applies to you, I feel you should too!
Have an Honestly Beautiful Day,
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