April 2014

Get Camera-Ready with Carlene K!

If you're ready to sport beautiful and glowing skin, then it's time to try Carlene K's Shine Body Bronzer! Whether you're a sun bunny or a faux tan addict, you will love the gorgeous glow you will get from this amazing skin bronzer. If you've never used tanning products, but have always wanted that sexy bronze, then this wonderful bronzer is ideal for you.

Celebrity makeup artist Carlene K knows what it takes to have a successful photo shoot in the industry: Beautiful and bronzed skin. She has helped celebrities like Nicole Scherzinger look amazing on the X Factor with her gorgeous makeup and incredibly glowing skin. Shine Body Bronzer has been one of Hollywood's best kept secrets but is now a go-to product for women everywhere.  Unlike a self-tanner, Body Bronzer washes off in the shower. So, if you've tried self-tanners in the past and were left with an undesirable streak or color, you don't need to worry. Applied like a lotion, this bronzer dries in minutes, leaving you looking naturally radiant and ready for summer. The scent is light and lovely, which won't interfere with your favorite perfume. The formulation is extremely moisturizing and is infused with antioxidants to keep your skin healthy all summer long. If you have any concerns like leg veins or scars, you can apply a little more for extra coverage. 

Get Rid of Purse Clutter

A few years ago at a bachelorette party, we played a purse game where we had to scavenge around for miscellaneous items like pens, bobby pins, etc. There really wasn't anything my group of friends and I didn't find. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about when I say a woman's bag really has her life's contents in it. After all, you don't know when you're going to need that bandaid or breath mint. However, every now and then it's a good idea to give your purse a spring cleaning. Not everything has to go, but not everything should stay, especially when it comes to your beauty arsenal. 

If you start your day with by using a great primer and foundation, then you really shouldn't need to lug those items around in your purse. However, you should definitely carry your favorite touch-up powder along with you. Too Faced's Amazing Face Powder Foundation is a great option because it can go from sheer to full coverage, depending on what you need. If you want to keep your purse even lighter, try Palladio Rice Papers to blot away excess oil and give your skin a light dusting of powder to refresh your makeup. 

Eliminate Stress Today

If you're a busy woman on the go, then you understand how hard it is to find time to decompress and enjoy a moment to yourself. However, finding that time is vital, not only for your piece of mind, but overall health. Stress can wreak havoc on your immune system, making you more susceptible to fatigue and illness. If you've been feeling a little stressed lately, maybe it's time to try one of our stress busters.

Taking a bath is a great way to relax and release harmful toxins in the body. Kneipp's Bath Oils have a high amount of natural essential oils that instantly calm or invigorate the senses, depending on your ailment or need. If you're feeling slightly under the weather or just battling allergies, then the Cold and Sinus Relief will really do wonders for your mood. Another favorite of mine is Kneipp's Joint & Muscle Rescue Bath which helps soothe achy joints and muscles. So, if your job requires a lot of standing or walking, this will help you relax and improve circulation, with the holistic power of Arnica and essential pine oils. 

Earth-Friendly Skincare Lines

With the celebration of Earth Day this week, we're reminded of all the contributions we can make to better our environment and preserve the beautiful Earth we live in. Planet Beauty recently went green by eliminating paper waste and offering employees electronic access to pay stubs. Every little change makes a big difference and as a company, we're committed to any change that benefits the planet. To commemorate Earth Day, we invite you to check out some of our well-loved skincare lines who strive for change on a daily basis. 

Tata Harper Skincare: Not only is her skincare line 100% Natural & Non-Toxic, but all her products are produced and packaged right on her Vermont farm. This helps guarantee the quality of all ingredients and extensive research is conducted to continue improving the line. Tata Harper utilizes renewable energy to run their business, while using recyclable paper, glass and packaging materials for their products. This year, Tata Harper is partnering up with Maiyet and the non-profit organization Nest to raise money for Nest's Edible Garden Initiative, which will help the silk-weaving community of Varanasi, India. 

Travel Must-Haves

Planning for summer vacations can entail quite a bit of planning. Between finding airline tickets, hotel deals and things to do on your trip, there can be a lot to consider and plan for. If you're anything like me when it comes to traveling, then you'll understand the stress behind what beauty products to take or leave behind. Whether you're off to Europe this summer or just heading on a road trip down the coast, Planet Beauty has your travel must-haves to keep you sane and looking beautiful. 

The Lay-n-Go Cosmo: If you haven't heard of the Lay-n-Go cosmetic bag, then you're missing out on one of the best travel accessories for women on the go. The Lay-n-Go Cosmo holds all your beauty products neatly, while laying flat when needed for easy access. I personally dislike digging through my makeup bag while traveling. The Cosmo not only helps you stay organized, but is easy to clean, as well. This innovative bag is going to make your travels much more pleasant. 

X5 Superlite Travel Dryer: Let's face it. Hotel dryers just don't cut it sometimes. If you absolutely can't style your hair without a dryer, this travel-sized X5 will be your lifesaver. At only 0.56 lbs, this dryer folds in half for easy storage. Tourmaline and Ionic Ceramic technology gives your hair a beautiful shine, while eliminating frizz. It also includes a concentrator nozzle for round-brushing. 

Pastel Picks for Spring 2014

Aside from the flowers that start to bloom around us, you know it is spring when you start to see the burst of pastels everywhere. Whether you’re off to the park for a picnic or a bridal shower for a friend, wearing pastels will have you looking youthful and pretty. Check out some of our spring pastel picks for 2014!

 

Favorite pastel lip colors: 

Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipstick in Pout: A true bubblegum pink, this lipstick will look great with soft, neutral eye shadow for day or a smokey eye shadow for night.

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Fly High: Anyone looking for the perfect pink-lavender shade won’t be able to resist this beautiful lip color. I’m looking at my mod-inspired ladies to have fun with this lip color.

Too Faced’s La Crème Taffy: If you’re not ready to commit to a bubblegum pink, Taffy has a hint of nude mixed with pink marshmallow for an irresistible pretty pout. 

Favorite nail colors:   

Essie’s Mint Candy Apple: This creamy, mint shade is perfect for every occasion and compliments just about everyone.

Smooth your way through summer

Getting smooth, silky hair isn’t always the easiest task, especially if you have gorgeous waves or curls that are stubborn. Women are always on the lookout for the best straightening tools, which is vital in achieving shiny, frizz-free hair. However, using a great smoothing system makes a huge difference and can make the styling process so much easier. If you’ve been struggling to straighten your hair with ease, check out 3 of our favorite smoothing systems.

Colure’s Organic SmoothStraight System:

This line will temporarily straighten hair without harmful chemicals. Made with 70% organic ingredients, this line is also sulfate and sodium chloride-free. Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, Jojoba and Safflower Oils are just some of the ingredients that will leave your hair feeling amazingly smooth and silky to the touch. The SmoothStraight Elixir is among Planet Beauty’s top-selling smoothing products because of its lightweight feel, thermal protection and beautiful results.

 

Colorproof’s CrazySmooth 4-Step Smoothing System:

More than Makeup Products

We are always in search of that amazing product that does more than its basic job. We love beauty products with multiple purposes, and having added benefits can really make a difference in our beauty routine. Aside from the instant gratification we get from makeup, we crave products that are going to help maintain our natural beauty, as well. If it's time to change things up in your makeup bag, check out these high-performance Planet Beauty favorites. 

Peter Thomas Roth-Lashes to Die For Mascara 

This top-selling mascara delivers on all levels. Formulated with conditioning ingredients like Aloe Vera and Macadamia Nut Oil, lashes get a dose of moisture with every use. Vitamins A, C and E help rid harmful free radicals while Pro Vitamin B5 goes to work for your lashes, strengthening and keeping them healthy and beautiful. At only $22, this mascara is a steal.

Jane Iredale Cosmetics-Liquid Minerals A Foundation

Time-Saving Beauty Products

If you've ever forgotten to set your alarm the night before, then I'm sure you've experienced the sheer fright of waking up with only ten minutes to spare before flying out the door. If your morning beauty routine takes thirty minutes or more, you may have to put the curling iron down, but it doesn't mean your entire look for the day has to be compromised. There are ways to look fabulous in ten minutes or less with the help of time-saving beauty products.

Stylists constantly advise clients against excessive shampooing. I've been guilty of doing this myself and understand how hard it is for some of us to go one or more days without washing hair. If you're in a rush, a dry shampoo is going to be a lifesaver. Philip B's Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo not only gives you volume and shine, but helps neutralize build-up and gives hair a beautiful finish. Pure Russian Amber fragrance will have you feeling fresh and smelling fabulous. For a professional look that doesn't take a lot of time, wear your hair up in a sock bun.

Special Guest Appearance by Jane Iredale

On Tuesday, April 29th, Planet Beauty will be hosting an event to celebrate 20 years of Jane Iredale Cosmetics. President and founder Jane Iredale will be present to introduce her newest spring collection and share her passion for makeup artistry, which has made her name a staple in the beauty industry. For 20 years, Jane Iredale has worked to give her clients the best in cosmetics, offering a wide range of tones and coverage, while maintaining true to her promise of having a line that is multi-fuctional and good for skin.

Planet Beauty is honored and excited to have Jane Iredale in person and wishes to invite you all for an evening of demos, mini makeovers featuring the new Magic Hour Spring Collection and sips and sweets. There will also be a meet and greet and photo opportunity with Jane, including gifts with every purchase. The cost of attending this event is $35, which is redeemable on Iredale cosmetics. If you've been looking for something fun to do for girl's night out, this is your perfect chance. We hope to see you there!