Keep Active Teens Happy Year-Round

School is back in full swing and for many teens, that means it's time for fall sports activities. One of the advantages I have from working in the store is that I get to talk with moms one on one and many of them voice concerns over what their teens should be using. If you have an active teenager at home and are looking for ways to get them through the school year with minimal breakouts and hair concerns, check out some of my top picks for them to try. 

If your teen is prone to breakouts, Dermalogica's Clear Start line has eight products available to help minimize teen acne. The Foaming Wash is clear must-have for both day and night use. Made with Salicylic Acid, this foaming cleanser helps clean pores, and remove debris on the skin that can cause breakouts. Help your teen calm their skin with eight powerful botanicals which include Tea Tree, Lavender and Camellia Sinensis. Another great benefit from this cleanser is that it can be used on the back and shoulders, as well. If the problem is a little more serious, incorporate the All Over Toner to treat breakouts on the body.

Teens spend a great amount of time outdoors, and if they're athletes, they spend twice as much time outside. Protect their skin and help them control shine with Dermalogica's Clear Start Oil Clearing Matte Moisturizer SPF 15. This ultra-light moisturizer contains special botanicals that act as micro sponges, absorbing oil and eliminating shine. SPF helps protect their skin against damaging rays that can aggravate skin and cause breakouts. 

Get the Victoria's Secret Angel Look with Beachwaver & Sarah Potempa!

This year, Beachwaver was the official hair sponsor of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and we teamed up with creator Sarah Potempa to bring you a how-to tutorial on achieving the perfect, VS Angel Look! From Giselle to Gigi Hadid, the iconic look of soft waves, highlighted, bronzed skin and sexy, natural lips has always dominated the VS runway. Consistently effortless and youthful-looking, this is one look you'll want to keep in your beauty catalog. 

What you'll need:

The Beachwaver s1

bareMinerals Glow Together Powder Trio

Artist Couture "Conceited" Glow Powder

Stila Eye Shadow Trio: Gold Glow

Jane Iredale Iced Mocha Gloss

Check out Sarah's quick and simple tutorial below!


VS Hair How-To with the Beachwaver S1:

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If you’ve been flaunting red lips for the holiday season, it’s time to take this classic makeup staple and take it from pretty to amazing with one simple addition: glitter! If you’re a glitter fanatic when it comes to the holidays, then you’re going to love this beauty trend. The perfect way to stand out from the crowd, glitter lips are fun, glamourous and easy to do with the right makeup products.

We teamed up with beauty, fashion and lifestyle correspondent, Stacy Cox to create a gorgeous glitter lip just in time for Christmas and New Year’s Day!

Products used:

Smashbox Cosmetics Be Legendary Legendary Lipstick

Gorgeous Cosmetics Ruby Glitter

Gorgeous Cosmetics Glitter Glue

Lip Brush


Join Us for Our Annual Charity Event Benefiting CHOC Children's Hospital

It’s that time of the year again! We’ve officially entered the season of giving and goodwill! The holidays are always the perfect time to give back to those in need. Every year, we host a charity event to help strengthen our community and support a good cause. This year, the contributions of our annual charity event will benefit CHOC Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Our event will be held on Thursday, December 8th 2016 at our newly-remodeled Planet Beauty location in Dana Point, CA from 6-8 PM. The evening will include yummy bites, delicious sips and sweet treats provided by The Habit Burger Grill and Donut Junkie! Everyone in attendance will receive a gift bag (valued at $300). Sun Bum will also be present with their party van offering a fun giveaway to our guests.

In addition to complimentary food and beverages, we will have beauty stations offering mini touch-ups and mini services for our attendees. The newly-remodeled boutique is now home to The Studio, which is a lush makeup studio adjacent to the regular shop. The Studio is beautifully decorated in Planet Beauty’s signature colors of pink and black, with gorgeous vanity stations and an array of makeup displays to browse and shop to your heart’s content.

Many of our esteemed vendors have been invited to join us in making this evening fun and successful, as well! They’ll be available on the sales floor offering beauty demos and personalized consultations.

Nude Makeup Is The Hottest Red Carpet Trend Right Now

The MTV Video Music Awards were this past Sunday and it's official---Nudes are IN! (Nude makeup, that is!) This Sunday, the Red Carpet was flooded with bold outfit choices and sultry, nude makeup that focused on the eyes and lips. Where daring choices are normally applauded at the VMAs, this week proved that nude makeup can make a smoldering statement when it comes to beauty. We narrowed down our favorite looks from the 2016 VMAs and picked our favorite beauty products to recreate the gorgeousness from home. 

We loved everything about Hailey Baldwin's look at the VMAs. Her smokey bronzed eye and textured messy lob paired perfectly with her see-through jumpsuit. To create her tousled tresses, we love Matrix's Mess Maker from their Style Link Series. This lightweight sea salt spray gives the right amount of hold and texture without making the hair look dirty or matted. To copy her bronzed smokey eye, our go to product is Smashbox's versatile eyeshadow trio in Screenshot. Complete her look with the new Gen Nude Lipstick from bareMinerals in XOX. This dusty rose shade will give you a medium wash of color, while leaving your lips moisturized and ready to conquer the day.


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Now available at Planet Beauty: Keranique

If you're one of the many women who have experienced or are currently experiencing hair loss, then you know the stress that accompanies seeing your hair lose its life and fullness. Many different factors can contribute to hair loss and finding the right treatment can seem complicated with so many options on the market. One hair care line has made it easier for women to find a solution for hair loss. Created with a woman's biochemistry in mind, Keranique has taken away the stress of sifting through countless treatments and broken it down in easy steps. 

The first step begins with a shampoo and conditioner system that promotes stronger, thicker and fuller hair. The Scalp Stimulating Shampoo is specifically designed for fine, thinning hair. A sulfate-free formula that won't fade your hair color, this deep-cleansing shampoo helps remove excess scalp oil that can weigh hair down and make it appear limp. Peppermint oil stimulates the scalp and rejuvenates the hair follicles while Keratin and Pro Vitamin B5  fortify and strengthen the hair, making it fuller and thicker-looking after each shampoo. 

One of the many concerns women share when it comes to hair loss or thinning is using hair conditioner. Since regular conditioner can feel heavy on fine hair and weigh it down, Keranique's formula is a light gel cream that conditions the hair without heaviness. This Keratin-rich conditioner gives the hair a healthy coating that protects and gives the hair volume and bounce. Hair is lightly conditioned, but won't be left with a greasy residue that can be unflattering on fine, thin hair.


The Next Best Thing For Touchable Volume is Here

When your hair is fine, it can be tough to find the right balance of products to get the perfect hairstyle you want. While some volumizing products work great at first, many can leave fine hair feeling dry and lifeless. The thought of treatments, especially anything with oils can sound pretty scary. When we think of oils, the immediate fear is that it will weigh the hair down. However, when used correctly, oils can actually work wonders for all hair types. 

Matrix recently launched their new Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose line and it is just what fine haired clients have been dreaming about. This volume-boosting line comes with a Pre-Shampoo Treatment, Shampoo, Conditioner, Styling Mousse and Finishing Hairspray for soft, touchable volume and shine. The Pre-Shampoo Treatment Oil is perfect for fine hair because it minimizes the heaviness that can occur in using styling oils. This treatment oil works to reduce breakage and damage while nourishing and strengthening your hair from root to tip. Rapeseed Seed Oil and Rosa Canina Fruit Oil enrich your hair and leave it shinier than before. 


Dr. Perricone's No Makeup Products are Here!

The long wait is over, dedicated Perricone users! The No Makeup products have finally arrived at Planet Beauty and we can't wait to show you how amazing this range is. If you've already fallen in love with No Foundation Foundation, you've really only begun to scrape the surface. For anyone looking to enhance their skin with minimal makeup, this line is heaven sent. 

If you love your No Foundation Foundation, then make space on your vanity because you're also going to want to add the No Foundation Foundation Serum to your arsenal of Perricone products. This serum does more than provide coverage. It's packed with some of the best anti-aging ingredients to make your skin look better with each use. Neuropeptides keep your skin looking firm and supple. Vitamin C Ester helps correct blotchy skin tone, while optical diffusers combat the look of red, blue and yellow undertones. Fine lines and wrinkles are minimized with the power of Alpha Lipoic Acid which a non-chemical SPF 30 shields your skin from UVA and UVB rays. All it takes is three to four drops, but you can customize your coverage by adding more or pairing it with your No Foundation Foundation. When used alone, you'll have a semi-matte suede finish that is both natural and flattering. 


Introducing BeautyPrep from jane iredale!

Getting the makeup look you want every day starts with taking care of your skin as part of your daily routine. For years, Jane Iredale has helped women enhance their natural beauty with high-quality cosmetics. Now, she's taking it a step further with three new skincare products to make your skin look extra beautiful. 

If you're still not on board with the micellar water trend, then jane iredale's new BeautyPrep Face Cleanser should help jumpstart your excitement. This refreshing, high-performance micellar cleanser is just what you need in your daily beauty routine. While micellar waters seem like the ultimate lazy-girl product, it even works great as a first cleansing step. The way micelles work is by attracting dirt and oil in the skin without drying it out. This particular formula is antioxidant and vitamin rich, using dual Cucumber extracts in a liposome form which keep your skin clean, hydrated and refreshed. Aside from feeling great on your skin, this wonderful micellar cleanser also comes packaged with a push down dispenser, which makes it extremely easy to saturate your cotton ball or pad without wasting precious product. Use this at night to remove your makeup and in the morning to gently cleanse your skin.


Check Out This Week's Events at Planet Beauty

If you love all things beauty and you're looking for something fun to do with your friends and loved ones, then we invite you to take a look at this week's events at Planet Beauty. There is always something new and exciting happening at our many locations and this week is no exception. Check out what's happening at Planet Beauty and RSVP today!

This Thursday, our gorgeous location in Newport Beach on Jamboree is hosting their annual Charity Event for CHOC Children's Hospital. This year, Peter Thomas Roth Skin Care will co-host the event which will include complimentary mini services from some of Planet Beauty's top beauty vendors, gift bags and raffles, as well as appetizers and drinks for all who attend. This event is the perfect time to get to know some of our amazing brands as well as our knowledgable and talented staff. You'll be able to sample some of the best products Planet Beauty carries while engaging with brand representatives. The best part about this event is that 20% of ALL purchases will be donated to the Choc Children's Hospital. If you have some Christmas shopping to do, this is the best night to do it. Invite a friend or two and enjoy a night of beauty while you help us support an important cause. RSVP today and don't miss out on this wonderful event. 

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