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Friday, March 21, 2014


And if you suffer from acne or excess oil, listen up – many of these finds actually have activated charcoal powder as in an ingredient, which zaps oil and leaves skin smooth and matte. Plus, it’s known to remove toxins.

Julep’s Konjac Cleansing Sponge ($12) leaves skin squeaky clean without abrasive exfoliation. A natural way to remove dead skin cells, it’s made from the root of a Japanese Konjac plant. Keep in the shower and use it every other day with cleanser.

Sometimes nothing’s better than an old-fashioned bar of soap. LUSH Coalface ($14) is a brick made from powdered charcoal. It’s perfect for washing your face in the shower, especially for oily skin.

The best part of Julep’s Mask Noir ($32) is peeling it off when you’re done. The sticky black mess comes off in one sheet and leaves skin firm and clear. Black volcanic ash in the mask reduces inflammation.

The only thing charcoal about Adovia Dead Sea Mud Soap ($10) is its color, but this wonder-working soap uses dead sea mud instead to nix dirt and treat acne. Use it on your entire body.

LUSH Dark Angels ($13 and up) is an exfoliating cleanser made of charcoal and black sugar, perfect for people who suffer from acne. It mattifies and smooths oily skin.

Boscia’s Revitalizing Black Hydrating Gel ($38) is a light, cooling moisturizer that brightens skin and minimizes pores. Charcoal soaks up oil, while the gel consistency is ideal for summer.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014


"L'Wren Scott, 49, used a scarf to hang herself from a doorknob inside an eighth-floor apartment at 200 11th Ave. at West 24th Street, there was no note and no signs of foul play, sources said. Cops were called to the apartment by an assistant, who used a key to enter the apartment and found Scott’s body shortly after 10 a.m. Scott had sent the unidentified assistant a text message about 8:30 a.m. saying, “Come by,” police sources said. The 6-foot-3 brunette began dating Mick Jagger the Rolling Stones’ frontman in 2001 A spokesman for Jagger, currently on tour in Australia, said the singer was “completely shocked and devastated” by Scott’s death. Scott’s suicide followed the last-minute cancellation of her London Fashion Week show, which she had blamed on fabrics that arrived too late for samples to be sewn in time for the event. But a fashion-industry source said that “L’Wren’s business just crashed,” and that was the real reason her show was scrapped. Another fashion source said: “I knew something was wrong when L’Wren canceled her London Fashion Week show. That would have been so important to her. She was very prolific on Instagram and recently had gone quiet and hadn’t been posting so much.” A third source added: “Everybody who knows L’Wren and Mick are totally and completely shocked.” “Neither of them drink or do drugs, and they were always really affectionate with each other. There were no signs of problems in their relationship,” the source said. The adopted daughter of Mormon parents, Scott was raised in a small town in Utah as Luann Bambrough. As a teen, she was discovered by famed fashion photographer Bruce Weber and changed her name to model for Chanel and Thierry Mugler before becoming a stylist for celebrities. She later branched out into fashion design". (from the New York Post March 17, 2014)
L'Wren Scott, fashion icon and beauty guru Bobbi Brown have teamed to create a mini makeup collection. The limited edition collection is filled with pretty pinks, mauves and lilacs, colors found in the Amnesia roses  L’Wren Scott’s grows in her garden. The collection has 5 pieces, a face palette and 4 beautiful lipsticks. Launched in Feb. 2014.



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