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Sophia Bush Reveals Her Top Beauty Tips

Sophia is so stinking adorable! Like Sophia I am hooked on my Philips Sonicare DiamondClean. I love how well it cleans and whitens my teeth with each use. Check out Sophia’s tips for looking good on the go.

Whether traveling the world with her friends or doing stunts on her hit show Chicago PD, actress, foodie and activist Sophia Bush has had countless indescribable experiences, and she knows how important it is to live in the moment and feel confident in everything you do. Sophia has partnered with Philips Sonicare and Philips Zoom, the start to any incredible, confidence-boosting beauty routine, to share those experiences and her beauty tips for this summer and beyond. Here’s a sneak peek into are some of the tips she swears by:

  •  Day to night in 1, 2, 3: “I love to keep a bold lip color and dark brown or black liquid eyeliner in my purse. It makes transitioning from day to night as simple as adding a swipe of lipstick and a quick winged liner. I’ll throw my hair up in a bun, and I’m done.”
  • Your smile is your secret beauty weapon: “A healthy smile is so important. I pride myself on being an enthusiastic and inviting person, and there’s no better way to make people feel welcome than with a big smile. It’s the first thing you see when you meet someone, so I visit my dentist to whiten my teeth with Philips Zoom and maintain using my Philips Sonicare DiamondClean power toothbrush!”
  • Make a bucket list and stick to it: “Traveling Patagonia with my best friend was one of the most indescribable experiences of my life. Visiting Patagonia always been on my bucket list and being there was truly incredible – we just reveled in awe the whole time.”


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Introducing La Nuit Trésor by Lancôme


Introducing La Nuit Trésor by Lancôme

An Iconic Heritage
Twenty five years ago, Lancôme introduced Trésor, a beloved fragrance inspired by the enduring power of love. Translated as “treasure,” Trésor was created to embody life’s most precious moments. Grounded in the rose, the enduring symbol of love, beauty, and femininity, this unmistakable floral experience has become a priceless member of the maison Lancôme.
Over the years, the Trésor fragrance family evolved with new additions—Trésor Midnight Rose, Trésor in Love, and most recently, Trésor Lumineuse. Now, in honor of the scent’s quarter century anniversary, celebrated perfumers Amandine Marie and Christophe Raynaud have re-imagined the legendary fragrance as a modern aphrodisiac, to envelop wearers in the sensual, addictive mystique of night.

The New Story
Starting with a crystalline rose—the essence of Trésor—Marie and Raynaud envisioned a new 21st century love potion. Adding a heady dose of luxurious vanilla leather, they created the world’s first gourmand aphrodisiac. The result, like love itself, is an addictive universal experience designed for women of all ages. With a 24-hour hold, designed for the most sublime diffusion, La Nuit Trésor can be worn from day into night.

Inspired by the original Trésor, new La Nuit Trésor captures the essence of a black crystal rose swathed in black vanilla. A mysterious adornment whose power grows petal by petal, its creators treated the rose like a diamond set in a case of wild vanilla leather. Like a gem, they refined each of the flower’s fragrance facets to create sparkling contrasts and bright edges, elevating the composition to set smooth sensual notes against sharp green facets reminiscent of a rose’s thorns.

The Notes
In this all new interpretation of the enduring beauty of Trésor, La Nuit Trésor takes the classically recognizable composition and gives it a unique new signature. Irresistible and precious, this enticingly sensual scent represents a delicious yet refined masterpiece of mouth-watering desire.
Rose Oxide: The queen of flowers and symbol of absolute love, the rose beats at the heart of every Trésor creation. This newest composition is full of glittering vibrancy reminiscent of a starry night sky.
Vanilla Tahitensis Orchid: Perfumery’s own black gold. Prized as the most luxurious of all vanillas, this bewitching, noble ingredient brings the reinvented classic scent into the heady realm of night.
Praline: Intensified to perfumery’s highest dose, this addictive element creates mouth-watering gourmand appeal.
Natural Incense: Often used in the most luxurious niche perfumes, this sensual note creates a halo of mystery to add to the intoxicating nigh-time effect.
Lychee Accord: Perfectly blended to deliver an effusively luminous, refreshingly zesty note.
Chypre Blend: Created from Papyrus—a little known ingredient that evokes the Trésor original classic leather facet—alongside Patchouli to deliver a refined, modern, new signature element.
Sandalwood Accord: A vibrant wooded accord articulated with musk and rich, modern wood notes like derambren, cedramber, and boisambrene.


La Nuit Trésor Eau De Parfum, Available exclusively at Dillard’s and on Lancô, 1 oz. ($62), 1.7 oz. ($80), 2.5 oz. ($100)
Le Nuit Trésor Body Lotion, Available exclusively at Dillard’s and on Lancô, 6.7 oz. ($46)
Le Nuit Trésor Shower Gel, Available exclusively at Dillard’s and on Lancô, 6.7 oz ($46)

Get The Look: Met Gala 2015 Hairstyles with T3

Cassie Ventura – The Look A Modern Twist on A Classic Pony
1.Beginning with damp hair, Roddried the hair using the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer ensuring the roots of the hair were completely dry and smooth.
2.Next, he pulled the entire head into a high ponytail and securedit with a bungee elastic band,wrappinga piece of hair around the hair tie to hide it.
3.Once secured, Rod generously back-combed underneath the start of the ponytail to create fullness.
4.Holding the ponytail high in the air, he then brushed the back of it and used the T3 BodyWaver 1.75” Styling Iron to create a slight bend in the ponytail.
5.Then, Rodbrushed through the curls in the ponytail and used a small amount of ReneFurterer Styling VegetalFinishing Spray before starting the braid.
6.Once complete, he then pinched and pinned the hair at the nape of the neck and proceeded to braid until the end of the ponytail securing with an elastic.
7.Rod finished the look with the Rene Furterer Wax Finish at the hairline and nape of the neck.

Tools used:T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer, T3 BodyWaver 1.75” Styling Iron, ReneFurterer Styling VegetalFinishing Spray, ReneFurtererStyling Wax Finish

Kate Beckinsdale – The Look Classic Hollywood Waves with an Edge
1.Starting with damp hair, Creighton used the T3 Featherweight Luxe2i Dryer and a blowout spray to rough dry the hair1.Expert tip: If you have straight to wavy hair, and want your curls to last through the night, rough dry it instead of blowing out with round brush. This will ensure the cuticle stays intact, and the curlswill last longer!
2.Creating a deep side part, Creighton sectioned the hair into 4 parts. Starting with hair at the back/bottom of the head, Creighton took 1’’ horizontal sections and curled using the T3 BodyWaver1.75”Styling Iron all in the same direction. After each curl, he pinned with a bobby pin to hold in place.
3.Next, moving to the front/top sections, Creighton curled 1” horizontal sections with the T3 SinglePassTwirl1.25” curling ironall in the same direction,continuing to pin the curls as he went.
4.Once her hair was set, he took pins out and spritzed whole head with brushable hairspray and lightly brushed out with T3 Paddle Brush.
5.Next, Creighton brushed back oneside of the hair and smoothed and secured with bobby pins.
6.To keep waves in place while her makeup was being finished, Creighton placed aluminum clips horizontally, going along with the waves. 1.Expert tip: Aluminum clips are best for these purposes because they won’t create marks in the hair.
7.To finish, Creighton sprayed whole head with hairspray andremoved pins.

Tools used:T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer, T3 BodyWaver 1.75” Styling Iron, T3SinglePass Twirl, T3 Paddle Brush



Keri Russel: Sleek, Chic, Soft, Romantic
1.Prior to styling the hair, Brian used a small amount of Brazilian Blowout Acai Daily Smoothing Serum to ensure the naturally curly hair remained smooth, sleek and frizz-free.
2.Next, beginning with damp hair, he dried the hair in 2” sections using the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer and set the entire head in T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers.
3.Once he removed the cooled hot rollers, Brian then used the T3 BodyWaver 1.75” Styling Iron to add additional curl around the head and to create a more finished look.
4.To relax the curls, he then brushed through the hair.
5.For a modern, youthful look, he incorporated a small amount of Brazilian Blowout Acai Restorative Sculpt & Define Polish and pulled the hair back into an imperfect bun, leaving some pieces out in the front to create a long, sexy, swooping bang that can be left out or tucked behind the ear.
6.To finish, Brian spritzed the hair with Brazilian Blowout Acai Shine & Shield Shine Spray.

Tools used:T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Dryer, T3 BodyWaver 1.75” Styling Iron, T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers, Brazilian Blowout Acai Daily Smoothing Serum, Brazilian Blowout Acai Restorative Sculpt & Define Polish, Brazilian Blowout Acai Shine & Shield Shine Spray


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Murad #ShadeAmerica Sun Safety Set

Press Sample: Disclosure a sample of the products in this post were sent for review for this post. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.


murad sun safety duo

Spring is warming up and summer is just around the corner. With more time outdoors its even more important to make sure our skin if protected. While a little sunburn might not seem like a big deal, as few as five sunburns in your life can dramatically increase your risk for skin cancer.

Not to fear Murad skincare has launched the Shade America Sun Safety Set. Two special products to protect your skin and keep it beautiful all year long. Even better Murad has teamed up with the American Academy of Dermatology with the goal to shade 1 million children over the next 5 years by building shade structures in parks and playgrounds across America. Every purchase of the Shade America Sun Safety Set supports the Shade America initiative.

I have 3 immediate family members who have had skin cancer so this is a cause close to my own heart. And not only protecting my own skin but protecting my kids through learning sun safe habits and keeping them in shaded areas during the most dangerous house of the day.




What is Shade America?
Murad has teamed with the American Academy of Dermatology with the goal to shade 1 million children over the next 5 years by building shade structures in parks and playgrounds across America. By providing shade and sun-safety education programs, Shade America will help protect a new sun-smart generation from sun damage and skin cancer.

What is a shade structure?
Shade structures are permanent installations, similar to canopies, built to create shade in outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces.

Murad Shade America Sun Safety Set
This protect-and-correct Sun Safety Set pairs the bestselling Essential-C Day Broad Spectrum SPF 30 moisturizer with the sun-damage correcting Advanced Active Radiance Serum in an exclusive, full-size cosmetic bag featuring an original painting by Dr. Murad reproduced on fabric and printed on the inside.


murad sun safety kit


The dreaded sun spots have started to show up from sun damage done in my younger sunbathing days and just lots of hours spent in the sun. I adore the Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum, its so light and refreshing my skin feels fantastic when I apply it.  It not only feels great its starting to lighten the sun spots on my cheeks. I apply every morning after I wash my face and per the instructions let it set for 60 seconds before using my moisturizer. With combination skin this feather light formula is perfect,  hydrates without feeling heavy and leaves my skin feeling and looking radiant.

Advanced Active Radiance Serum (0.5 fl. oz) – With a faster-acting formula, the Advanced Active Radiance Serum boosts skin’s radiance and clarity and reverses visible signs of environmental damage with Resilient-C Complex™, a stable Vitamin C technology that delivers 50 times the collagen-building, skin-brightening power of topical Vitamin C.

Hexapeptide-2, a skin brightening peptide and Indian Fig boost skin clarity and encourage cell renewal to keep skin radiant.
Ectoin and Green Tea Extract jump start the cellular defense system by helping cells resist drastic environmental stresses including UV exposure and chemical aggressors


A must have moisturizer for combo skin. I have breakout problems with quite a few daily moisturizers but the lightweight Essential-C Day Moisture is hydrating without being greasy or heavy. The ultra light formula has a great citrus scent and absorbs quickly leaving my skin hydrated and protected with SPF30.

Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 | PA +++ (1.7 fl. oz) – This antioxidant-rich broad spectrum sunscreen provides powerful protection against sun damage, prevents free radical damage and improves skin’s appearance and elasticity.

Ectoin, a protective substance produced by organisms called extremophiles that thrive in the harshest conditions on the planet, improves skin’s barrier function by reducing trans-epidermal water loss to preserve deep hydration. Contains MuraSol™ Antioxidant Defense, a proprietary blend of powerful antioxidants that penetrate the skin’s top layers and create a protective barrier of encapsulated free radical neutralizers


Through the sales of this set, Murad will donate $125,000 to the American Academy of Dermatology to build shade structures across America. The Shade America Sun Safety is a great value set for only $68 ($105 value!) and is available on, Ulta and Massage Envy Spas nationwide.