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Join Dr. Brandt in Supporting BCA Month!

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dr. brandt skincare will donate a portion of the proceeds from any GLOW, DNA or XYY online purchases from October 1st through 31st. Simply pick up one of these breakthrough anti-aging products on during the month of October and you’ll be helping to support breast cancer awareness, fund invaluable research, and enable lifesaving treatment. All donations will go to the important work done by Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF) and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).



I had my first try of the Dr. Brandt ruby crystal glow through a deluxe sample. Within the first week I noticed my face looked much brighter and during the day it was less oily. I recently had the chance to try out the Dr. Brandt glow travel kit and it really is doing wonders for my skin.

A long summer in the sun left me with some sun spots and uneven spots on my face. I have been using this duo for almost two weeks and I am really happy with the improvements. My skin is looking bright, radiant and my pores even look smaller. This is a truly great duo if you are ready to really see some results. The price tag is on the higher end but the dup lives up to its promises and works for every penny spent!

glow by dr. brandt™ ruby laser technology travel kit $65
What it is:
A breakthrough skincare routine to help reveal a flawless, glowing complexion.

What it is formulated to do:
The synergistic ingredients of retinol and micronized ruby crystals come together in this kit that mimics the power of Dr. Brandt’s in-office ruby laser procedure.

A potent nighttime skin renewal treatment, glow by dr. brandt™ overnight resurfacing serum is formulated with a time-release retinol complex to promote radiance from within. It supports natural cell turnover to improve skin texture and tone and softens the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Glow by dr. brandt™ ruby crystal retinol hydracréme, is formulated with skin illuminators, optical diffusers, and micronized ruby crystals. These ingredients transform light into energy, providing a smoother, more even look and a healthy glowing complexion.

This set contains:
– 0.5 oz overnight resurfacing serum
– 0.5 oz ruby crystal retinol hydracréme

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Dr. Brandt performs ruby laser procedures on patients concerned with dull, uneven skintone and texture. These in-office treatments reveal a smoother, more even complexion and a healthy glowing aura. This incredible technology inspired Dr. Brandt to create this skincare routine.

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Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample of the above mentioned product. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own.

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July 4th Beauty!

Beauty Stars: July 4th Beauty Loot
Show off your national pride this Independence Day with these patriotic picks from Anastasia, BITE and Too Faced! Be well-equipped for a long weekend of beach, BBQs and fun in the sun with celebratory statement eyes, lips and even hair!

I am head over heels for this new BITE Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss! The formula feels amazing on my lips its hydrating and smells delicious. The color is really buildable I can go light and get a soft red like my swatch above or do a second coat and get the full candy apple red look.

This gloss stays on my lips for an exceptionally long time and even after the gloss has gone my lips have a touch of color and stay soft. Love it!

BITE Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in “Apple”
Make “Apple” your dessert of choice this July 4th! Infused with real fruits, BITE Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss is a superfruit smoothie for your lips. Make your statement pout a patriotic one with highly pigmented color and intense shine. This luscious lip treatment delivers the perfect pairing of hydration and intense color for a beachside BBQ or a backyard fete. ($22 at Sephora)


Keep Reading to see more great 4th of July beauty picks and swatches.  More »

Get The Look: Elizabeth Banks and Miranda Kerr at the 2013 Met Ball

Elizabeth Banks by Hairstylist Matthew Monzon

About: “Elizabeth wore an amazing Versace gold chain dress with a custom pair of Brian Atwood Shoes (her date). With the drama of the outfit, we didn’t want her hair to be too insane, so we tried to downplay it a little bit, but keep the punk effect. We came up with a cool, sleek ponytail that had a sculptural effect when fused to the head with barrettes in the back.“ — Monzon


How To Get The Look:

  • Spray a generous amount of Davines Melu Shied ($31.50/ onto damp hair. Follow by putting a healthy amount of Davines For Wizards No 3 Universal Mattering Mousse ($26/ throughout the hair along with a few pumps of Davines OI/OIL ($39.50/ on the ends.
  • Blow dry with a big paddle brush to try to maintain the sleek straightness, avoiding any “bend.” Add extensions, when desired.
  • Create a masculine, sleek square look in the front. Once the squareness is established, pull hair into a ponytail at the crown of the head. Do this by first focusing on pulling hair from the nape, then the sides, and lastly the top. Secure with a bungee band and take a 1/4 inch of hair and wrap it around to hide the band.