Spooky Suds and Boo-tiful Baths!‏

Fall is here, and it’s time to turn a dark and stormy night into a fabulously frothy bath time experience! That’s right, LUSH’s limited edition Halloween and Day of the Dead products have arrived and this year we have online only exclusives. Make sure to check them out on lushusa.com as well as our in-store products and get your ghoul on with these clever concoctions:

ONLINE EXCLUSIVES

CALACAS SHOWER JELLIES ($5.95)
Supernatural treats for your shower
These colorful fruit-scented shower jellies are designed to represent dancing “calacas” or skulls – an iconic image found in the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations.

LADY CATRINA SOAP ($6.95)
Hauntingly beautiful
This zesty and uplifting hat-shaped soap decorated with brightly colored flowers is a homage to Lady Catrina, a symbolic image for the Day of the Dead (she also wore hats!).

JACKO BATH BOMB ($5.95)
Spooky merriment
Jacko is a brew of cinnamon powder, ground chili and cayenne pepper to warm you up on those chilly fall nights.

COBWEB BATH BOMB ($5.95)
For swirling, sparkling fun in your bathtub
This spiced cobweb-shaped bath bomb magically turns your bath water into a shimmering Halloween night sky.

PUMPKIN KNOT WRAP ($3.95)
Wrap up your very own Jack-o-Lantern this Halloween
Wrap up your Halloween goodies in this little Pumpkin version of our Knot Wrap, or pop in a spooky bath bomb of your choice to create a fabulously seasonal Jack-o-Lantern.

AVAILABLE IN STORES

GHOST SHOWER GEL
($17.95 for 250ml / $27.95 for 500ml)
Spiritually uplifting & shimmery
Made with rose and dove orchid infusions, this shower gel is translucent, lovely and only around for a moment before it disappears.

PUMPKIN SOAP ($6.95)
Our spicy Fall soap warms you up when you’re chilled to the bone
This limited edition soap is pumpkin-colored and shaped with a lovely and rejuvenating scent of cinnamon, good enough to eat.

CALAVERA BATH BOMB ($5.95)
An explosion of vibrant colors to lift your spirits!
Calaveras are an iconic image for Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations, and we at LUSH like to fill ours up with marigold petals and zesty lime oil to make your bath time festive, not frightening!

 

Check out these great items and more at your local LUSH shop, or online at www.Lush.com


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Introducing Glam.com’s Beauty Board!

 

Make Her Up was so happy to be invited to be part of Glam’s Beauty Board. As part of this awesome community within Glam, we’ll be trying out the latest and greatest beauty products – and reviewing them for you! This week we have six awesome new products ranging from quite possibly the perfect blue finger nail polish to a helpful eyebrow grooming kit!

1) Essie Nail Color in Midnight Cami

When I opened my cute little bag of goodies from Glam, this nail polish was the first thing I pulled out and “ooooohed” over. I took a quick peek at everything else, then went back to this gorgeous polish. I’ve tried on lots of blue polish in the past, and nothing – nothing I tell you – comes even close to how great THIS BLUE is. I’m wearing it now, and I would take a picture but I’ve loved it so much it’s chipping off now, and not beautiful at all. In fact, I’m on my second application. I tried it on that first day – and fell quickly in love. If you like blue polish, heck, even if you don’t – you should give this try. All you need is base coat (I made a mistake and didn’t do that the first time, yikes!) and two coats of this gorgeous color. You’ll have a deep twilight blue that shimmers all week long. Love it!

MSRP $8

2) Volume Accelerator Mascara by Rimmel London

If there’s one product I love trying the most, it’s mascara. Have you ever noticed how mascara brings the promise of so many different outcomes!? You name it! It lengthens, it curls, it adds volume, it separates, it darkens, it defines the eyes! If you get the right mascara, you’ll know it immediately. Get the wrong one, and you’re cringing in your robe. I hate coming to the end of my makeup, eye shadow and eye liner looking perfect, and then I top it off with the wrong mascara, and the whole look is shot. Anyway, back to my product. I’m happy to announce that Rimmel London’s Volume Accelerator Mascara is NOT the latter. It is a great mascara formulated with an advanced volume boosting complex. Your lashes can look up to 10x fuller with only one application! This mascara separates your lashes beautifully looking fresh – and clump free! Love it!

MSRP $7.99


3) Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black

This is one of those rare products you find, and you think to yourself – THANK GOD I found this! I love me some eyeliner, and truth be told, I usually spend WAY too much money on it. I used to have this awesome gel eyeliner from another brand – but it costs a fortune! As soon as it ran out – the pot just sat in my drawer and dried up. Not to mention you have to buy the eyeliner brush separately! Forget about it! Well, Maybelline has an incredible gel eyeliner that is perfect – AND it comes WITH the brush! How cool is that! The brush draws on the eyeliner perfectly every time. It’s smooth and beautiful, and doesn’t smudge! Perfect!

Why You’ll Love It

Now gel reinvents liner:
• Oil-free formula holds highly concentrated pigments in a clear gel base
• Smudge-proof and waterwproof for 24 hours
• Most intense line for lasting drama
• Safe for sensitive eyes and ophthalmologist-tested
• Contact lens safe

MSRP $7.99

4) Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red

This lipstick makes me feel like a movie star. No joke. It’s so beautiful, and so smooth it’s ridiculous. It’s moisturizing like a lip gloss, but the color is rich and bold like a lipstick. This lipstick doesn’t ever feel cakey – and it doesn’t fade. Perfect for a date with your man! Try this new matte lipstick in Really Red!

This new beautifully rich matte color glides effortlessly across lips. Suede-like, cushiony feel and with maximum color impact. Beautifully rich shades from nude to deepest berry.

MSRP $7.99

5) Urban Decay Eyeshadow in S&M

Urban Decay has always been one of my favorite eyeshadow brands. I love how their shadow goes on. It doesn’t take much to get the color/look you’re after. It’s rich – and bold – and gorgeous! Every time! I’m loving their new shade, S&M. It’s a beautiful metallic color. When I tried this shadow, I paired it with the gel liner and mascara I reviewed above. The results were amazing! The three together make the perfect look! Add the lipstick, and voila! You’re looking hot!

The shadow is loaded with color, with very few binders (the stuff that holds shadow together), resulting in beautiful color that blends easily and lasts. Lots of finishes to suit your mood: sparkle, shimmer, duochrome or metallic.

$17

6) Benefit Brow Zings

Benefit Brow Zings comes with all the tools you need for clean, smooth, perfectly-defined brows. The instructions tell you to use the wax to set your brows where you want them, then apply the powder to fill areas that need it. Use the handy tweezers to pluck away stragglers!

The kit includes a soft, pigmented wax that defines and shapes brows and a color complementing setting powder to keep them looking wow, plus discreet tweezers for pesky stray hairs, a hard angle brush, and a blending brush.

$30

Check out the rest of the family at Glam’s Beauty Board!


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BRAVE WINDY WEATHER HEAD-ON!

BRAVE WINDY WEATHER HEAD-ON: TAMING FLYAWAY HAIR FROM JOHNATHAN BREITUNG SALON & LUXURY SPA

Blustery days can upset your perfectly-styled coif and leave hair looking messy and dull – not a cute look for any girl. Luckily frizzy, windblown hair can be controlled with a few easy tricks. Johnathan Breitung of Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa in Chicago shares his top tips for keeping your hair looking fabulous whether your hair is wavy, curly, or straight.

Wavy Hair:
Powerful gusts of wind can leave wavy hair looking limp. Johnathan Breitung recommends Texture from Bumble and Bumble to help style hair on windy days. Apply a small amount to damp hair. Scrunch and ruffle it through the hair and let the product sit for a couple of minutes. Texture can be air dried or for extra lift and movement use a diffuser. This will give your hair enough volume and bounce to resist losing its shape on a breezy day.

Straight Hair:
Try wearing your hair in a bun or pulling the front pieces into a half-up half-down ‘do. Straight hair can lose body and tangle easily, so a structured hairstyle is your best bet.

Curly Hair:
Windy weather can leave your hair looking lackluster. Eliminating alcohol products helps curly hair stay nourished and full-bodied. Deep-conditioning your hair weekly with products like Bumble and Bumble’s Deeep or Mending Conditioner will also keep your curly locks looking fabulous.

Tips for All Hair Types:
1) Get the tousled look. Work leave-in conditioner into your hair to keep it soft and sleek even in the most turbulent weather.
2) Check yo’ ponytail. A low ponytail is chic and works with any ensemble. It only takes a second to sweep it up and dodge flyaway strands all day long.
3) Head for the hills, or at least look like it. Heidi braids are a perfectly cute way to tie back your hair to avoid it getting swept away by the wind. Try crisscrossing them on the crown of the head and securing with bobbypins for a more sophisticated Nordic style.
4) Sleep chic. Opt for a satin pillow so hair slides smoothly instead of getting frizzy while you snooze.

About Johnathan Breitung
Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa is a full service salon and spa with professional staff that offers hair and color-services, facials, massage, microdermabrasion, nails, waxing and more. Johnathan Breitung Salon & Luxury Spa is located in Lakeview at 3226 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657. For further information call 773-348-1800 or visit www.johnathanbreitungsalon.com


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