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OPI Brings Back Popular Nail Polish

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

 

Have you been missing this minty shade? Well, you’re in luck.  “Damone Roberts 1968” is doing another limited engagement.

OPI first collaborated with eyebrow expert Damone Roberts in 2009. Roberts, who has sculpted the arches of some of our favorite celeb moms (Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow), used the color of the walls in his Beverly Hills and New York City salons as inspiration to create this perfect-for-summer polish.

You can purchase the highly coveted hue here for $20.

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Wanted: Beauty Product Testers!

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

For an upcoming issue, Parents is looking for moms to test out new facial skin care products. If you’re interested, send an e-mail to parentsbeautydept@gmail.com by June 24, 2014 that includes the following information:

1. Name

2. Age of your child(ren)

3. E-mail address

4. Mailing address

Important Notes

Sorry, but you are not eligible if you:

  • Are currently pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Live outside the U.S.
  • Receive mail at a P.O. Box

 

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Image: Woman Splashing Face With Water Above Bathroom Sink via Shuttershock

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Urban Outfitters Brings Cute Korean Beauty Stateside

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Don’t mistake these adorable fruits and veggies for a child’s play cooking set! A look inside reveals the latest skin care offerings from the store for all things quirky and cool.

 Last week, Urban Outfitters debuted its Beauty Shop at the new three-story Herald Square location in New York City—the largest one in the world. Korean brands like Tony Moly (maker of these darling delights), along with Clio, Mizon, and The Face Shop, fill up most of the shelves.

 Can’t make it to The Big Apple? You can purchase the products online and in select stores.

 Our Faves:

 

Peachy keen: This hand cream smells just like the fuzzy fruit! ($8)

Cherry picked: Packed with SPF 15, this lip balm is the perfect addition to your beach bag. ($8)

Apple a day: Keep wrinkles away with this peeling cream that reveals softer skin. ($16)

 

More summer beauty finds:

Beauty Products That Help You Beat the Heat

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Wanted: Moms for Makeovers

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Are you craving a new look? Parents magazine is seeking moms in their 20s and 30s in the NYC area who are game for a makeover. You must be willing to cut/color your hair and be available for a full-day photo shoot in June. Send a few lines about what you’re hoping to accomplish with your makeover, along with your age, city, and one or two recent photos (one should clearly show the issues you have with your hair) to parentsbeauty@gmail.com by May 8th, 2014. Put MOM MAKEOVER in the subject line. Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wanted: Beauty Product Testers!

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

For an upcoming issue, Parents is looking for moms with children under the age of 10 to test out new beauty products in the following categories: facial skin care, body skin care, hair, and makeup.

If you are interested, send an e-mail with Mom Tester 2014” in the subject line to parentsbeauty@gmail.com by January 22nd, 2014. Please include the following information:

1. Name
2. E-mail address
3. Mailing address
4. Age of your child(ren)
5. Your hair type (curly, wavy, straight; thick, thin)
6. Your skin type (dry, oily, combination)
7. Do you color your hair? (highlights count!)
8. Would you be willing to color your hair at home?
9. Do you have stretch marks?
10. Do you have cellulite?
11. Do you wear body sunscreen on a daily basis?
12. Please refer to the chart below and list the number that most closely matches your skin tone.

 

Important Notes

Sorry, but you are not eligible if you:

  • Are currently pregnant or are planning to become pregnant by May 2014
  • Live outside the U.S.
  • Receive mail at a P.O. Box

Also, you cannot be allergic to ingredients commonly found in cosmetics (i.e. fragrance), and must be willing to test products that don’t promote themselves as “natural” or “organic.”

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Image: Three young women applying makeup via Shutterstock

 

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Safe Body and Skin Care Products for Kids

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

It’s scary to think of all the harsh chemicals we ingest daily during harmless activities. Until recently, I didn’t even know that the shampoos, soaps, and cosmetics I was using contained ingredients that were actually dangerous for my health. Many moms are deciding not to take their chances and are instead switching to products made with natural, organic, and easy-to-pronounce ingredients for themselves and their little ones.

Gregg Renfrew, founder of Beautycounter, is one of these moms. After noticing a lack of safe yet stylish products on the market, Renfrew created the body and skin care line, which launched last spring. Renfrew’s Beautycounter products, such as the Everyday Shampoo and Conditioner, are vegan, gluten-free, and made without harmful petrochemicals. Bonus: they come in sleek, sophisticated packaging so you can feel good about replacing some of your old favorites on your vanity.

Of course, parents and their children appreciate different styles and tastes, so with that in mind, Renfrew has decided to extend Beautycounter to create Kidscounter. The line, which launched with its Bath Collection in November, is made with the same healthy goal in mind but with a kid-friendlier approach. The first three products of the kids’ line are the colorful and fruit-scented Nice Do Shampoo, Not a Knot Conditioner, and Squeaky Clean Body Wash, retailing for $16 each.

All of the Beautycounter and Kidscounter products are available for purchase at beautycounter.com or through a local Beautycounter consultant.

Image courtesy of Beautycounter

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Grooming Dad: Q&A with Facial Hair Expert, Dr. Allan Peterkin

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and we had the chance to interview Dr. Allan Peterkin, a facial hair expert and author of three books on the subject: One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair, The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide To Shaving Face (co-written with Nick Burns), and One Thousand Mustaches: A Cultural History of The Mo. Here’s what he had to say…

What are your thoughts on the ever growing trend for men and facial hair? Are we in a cycle like fashion?
We’ve definitely seen facial care come in and out of fashion. We’ve been on this particular wave since the 90’s and within five years I think the pendulum is set to swing the other way—right back to the preppy, clean shaven, Mad Men look. It’s an up and down: moustaches, beards, etc. were once a look relegated to rebels and eccentrics, but now they’re really accepted as mainstream. I think the moustache was probably the final hurdle to surpass, and I’ve think we’ve largely gotten there.

If a guy has a beard, how should his regimen differ from that of a guy with a shaved face? Aside from the need to shave every day…
Men really need a baseline level of care that transcends facial hair. Beard or no beard, guys need to wash their faces and moisturize every day, at least twice a day. Because men’s skincare needs are different from women’s, companies are making new products designed specifically for men’s skincare needs, like the new Dove Men+Care Face Range. Guys can follow three easy steps: cleanse with face wash, shave, and finish with either moisturizer or a gentle post shave balm—a really simple way for the everyday guy to step into grooming.

What are the difficulties of maintaining facial hair?
The biggest difficulty of maintaining facial hair is the upkeep. Guys think that once they grow a beard, the work is done—but it’s really just the opposite. Guys need to clip and trim their facial hair, and keep the margins clean (the lines that define the particular style). It is also important for guys to wash and condition their facial hair to maintain moisture and keep it soft.

What styles of facial hair have you tried? What was your favorite?
I’d say since college, I’ve done it all! I’ve had mustaches, a goatee, beards… you name it, but, I think my favorite look has to be stubble. Like a lot of guys, I’ve experimented and been influenced by pop culture—and I think this post-modern era is great because men can experiment in a way they never have, and try a lot of different looks.

One caution, though, is to consider your face shape! Mutton chops just don’t work for everyone—and while I’d love to have a ‘stache, it just doesn’t work for me.

What is your #1 advice for men and their face?
Guys need to care for their skin on a daily basis and utilize the right products: wash your face on a daily basis to keep it clean and fresh, use the appropriate technique when shaving, and choose a moisture rich product (I prefer a gel) to avoid irritation. Lastly, protect and moisturize, whether you choose to shave or not, with a product like Dove Men+Care Hydrate Face Lotion that contains SPF to protect your face from harmful UV rays. So many of us grew up with the mentality that we need to tough it out—if it hurts, it’s working—but grooming isn’t meant to be torture.

If you still need to find dad something for Father’s Day, try the Dove Men Care Father’s Day Gift Pack. It has everything dad needs to keep his face clean and moisturized, and for only $10 can you think of a better deal? Pick it up at your local drugstore for a done-in-a-flash Father’s Day gift that won’t collect dust on the shelf.

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Make Your Beauty Routine Bippity – Boppity – Boo-tiful!

Monday, October 15th, 2012

We know that when moms invest in beauty products, you’re expecting them to work a little bit of magic. New lines from EOS, Sephora, and Basq are promising to do just that, all with a touch of whimsy thanks to their Disney-inspired packaging.

Using Alice in Wonderland as its muse, skin care company EOS just launched a new line of lip balms in Blueberry Potion, Sweet Vanilla Nonsense, and Watermelon Wonderland flavors. As if that’s not fun enough, the egg-shaped applicator features Mickey Mouse shaped grooves.

For a bit more of the “royal” treatment, head on over to Sephora, which is unveiling individual cosmetic lines for every Disney Princess. The three piece Cinderella collection is available now. The stunning packaging references different scenes in the film, and each shade name is based on objects or characters in the film.

Last but not least, The Disney Store recently teamed up with maternity skin care company Basq to create a line for expecting moms. Our favorite product is Pure Bliss, a lotion that chills your skin to provide relief from daily aches and pains. Now if that’s not magic I’m not sure what is!

 

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