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Los Angeles, CA… January never ceases to amaze me with all the beauty brands launching new product innovations. In LA it goes like this: The beauty community waits patiently by their mailboxes for these coveted samples to arrive while everyone else stalks their mailbox for the SAG/AFTRA Movie Screeners. That’s LA for ya. I know I’m certainly no pro movie critic, but want to share with you, I did watch “Brooklyn” and  “The Room.” Both were powerful in different ways, but well worth your time and popcorn calories. So there perhaps was my one movie review (probably forever on my blog). Digressing aside and back to my intention, let’s have a look at 6 of the top beauty brands inspiring cheekbones, candy coated nails and plaque free teeth in the second week of this New Year.


Moschino Fresh Couture                                                                                                                                                                              The concept for this fragrance was to juxtapose the most mundane and commonplace of all products, the household cleaner, with something so precious, the juice of a luxury brand’s fragrance, creating the ultimate dichotomy of high and low. What could be more Moschino than that? The scent of the fragrance plays with fresh and joyful accents and a tempting femininity. The sparkling and compelling top notes, made of a bright accord of Mandarin and Bergamot, is enriched with the intense and exotic character of Ylang Ylang. A juicy and inviting touch of Raspberry adds a colorful and amusing contrast to the floral heart, made of an elegant and velvety accord of White Peony and Osmanthus. The dry-down underlines the refined and contemporary character of the perfume, thanks to a luminous and sensual trail of Cedar Wood, White Patchouli and Ambrox.

Price: $82 for 3.4 oz Available exclusively at Bloomingdales and

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PLAQUE HD Professional Plaque-Identifying Toothpaste
Introducing the 2016 version of the hot pink tablets that we took as kids that turned mouths fuchsia to show plaque: A new and first-of-its kind toothpaste, containing plaque-indicating dye that turns the plaque on your teeth teal and only disappears once you’ve brushed it all off. Since plaque is clear and hard to detect, Plaque HD contains teal disclosing agents (plant-based dye so it’s all natural) to color and identify plaque build-up on teeth, allowing the user to target any areas of plaque that may have been missed during usual brushing – and drives them to brush until all the teal is gone, ensuring the American Dental Association’s recommended 2 minutes is met. Independent studies conducted in the orthodontic department at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry show that patients who used Plaque HD had twice as much plaque removal compared to patients who used a standard toothpaste on the market – leading to brighter, whiter and healthier teeth.

Price: $21 Available,, professional dental offices and

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Hello Kitty by OPI
Hello Kitty® is a pop icon with fans ranging from four to forever and she is OPI’s newest muse. Hello Kitty by OPI celebrates all things happy, cute, colorful and sweet with 12 limited-edition nail lacquers and matching GelColor shades.

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Price: $9.50, Available at
· Kitty White – Pearl-of-a-girl white
· Charmmy & Sugar – Sparkly pink for pretty pets
· Let’s Be Friends! – This cotton-candy pink is my new bestie
· Look at My Bow! – This sweet-girl pink sits right at the top
· Small + Cute = © – Do the math…this baby pink is perfect
· Spoken from the Heart – I have deep feelings for this pretty coral
· Starry-eyed for Dear Daniel – I just love this fun pink super-glitter
· Super Cute in Pink – I always say, “the pinker, the better”
· My Twin Mimmy – This sunny yellow is twice as nice
· 5 Apples Tall – This apple red really measures up
· My Pal Joey – This true blue is always there for you
· Never Have Too Mani Friends – Let’s ink a date for our next manicure!
· Say Hello Kitty! Special Edition – And say hello to bright, fuchsia shimmer

UD | Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette                                                                                                                                                Urban Decay has a thing for strong, independent women. And if they dig makeup, even better. So it should come as no surprise that: A) they’re big fans of Gwen Stefani and B) they’ve been dying to collaborate with her for years. With that being said, Urban Decay announces their first-ever celebrity collaboration with the limited-edition UD | Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette – a true creative partnership and design collaboration. Chief Creative Officer and Founding Partner Wende Zomnir spent countless hours at Gwen’s house talking makeup and working with her on every detail of this launch from the packaging to the formulation to the shades. They carefully crafted each product, creating the exact shades Gwen always wished she had in her collection. In the end, they loaded a palette with her 15 must-have shades of eyeshadow (12 new shades and 3 classic UD shades Gwen can’t live without.) With an insane range of neutrals and a few jewel tones to mix things up, this is Gwen’s go-to kit to achieve her most iconic looks. And with these shades in your arsenal, you’ll have everything you need to recreate those signature looks for yourself.

Price: $58,  Available: Sephora, Ulta, select Macy’s,,,, and

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L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Contour Kit                                                                                                                                            Creating defined and enhanced features in seconds, the new L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Contour Kit allows women to master the biggest trend in beauty with ease. Available in 3 shades and paired with the unique Pro-Sculpt brush, the Infallible Pro-Contour Kit ensures mistake-proof application with easy to follow pointers on the packaging.
Price: $12.99, Available at and drugstores nationwide

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Kérastase Elixir Ultime Volume Beautifying Oil Mist
Kérastase introduces the innovative breakthrough to their cult Elixir Ultime collection – Elixir Ultime Volume Beautifying Oil Mist. The brand’s first-to-market bi-phase spray oil, this mist is designed specifically for fine hair. For years, those with fine hair have steered clear of using oils for fear of weighing the hair down.

Intra-Cylane™ Technology, provides the power to expand hair’s thickness, amplifying the diameter of each individual hair strand, combined with the carrier oils in the Oleo-Complexe Technology providing ultimate shine and softness. The spray functionality helps to facilitate application and diffusion throughout the hair. After use, hair is left feeling lightweight and voluminous with enhanced body and opulent shine.
• Maize Oil: Delivers emollient and anti-oxidant active ingredients for ultimate shine
• Pracaxi Oil: Brings shine, nourishment and deep conditioning to the hair
• Camellia Oil: Helps smooth the hair fiber, resulting in incredible shine
• Argan Oil: Helps restore strength to the hair and protects it from external aggressors
Price: $58, Available at and Kérastase Salons

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