Great news, Costa Mesa residents! Planet Beauty has opened up a convenient location in your city and this weekend, we're inviting you to stop by for the special grand opening. 

The gorgeous Costa Mesa location will be managed by Stephanie Radic, who has been with Planet Beauty for eight years! Stephanie brings a wide range of experience with her, as she was previously working in one of our Los Angeles area boutiques. From working in sales to moving up to management, she is excited for this new adventure in Costa Mesa. The new store is beautifully designed with wall lighting and spacious makeup counters with vanity mirrors for customers to enjoy their shopping experience to the fullest. Some of Planet Beauty's most exclusive lines like Gorgeous Cosmetics, OPI's Infinite Collection and Alfaparf Milano Haircare will also be available at this location.


(From top left: Stephanie, Diana and Tiffany)

If you're in the area this Saturday, November 15th, we invite you to stop by and meet the talented Costa Mesa team and celebrate the grand opening. The first customers to arrive will receive a free gift bag filled with some of our favorite products. There will also be a 25% off sale that will go until Sunday, November 16th. We hope to see you there! 

Coming Soon--OPI's Infinite Shine

Great news, OPI fans! If you're a polish lover and have been in search of a long-staying polish without the hassle and cost of gel manicures, OPI Infinite is coming to Planet Beauty doors. Satisfy your polish addiction and add to your collection with one or two of these high shine polishes. 

OPI's Infinite Shine Gel Effects Color System produces rich color with high, intense shine and the staying power of gels without having to use an LED light. This system also eliminates the need for soaking to remove polish which can damage and dry nails. Thirty shades will be available for now in a classic creme finish that applies and removes like a lacquer. This 3-step system includes the base coat to help your color stay and protect against nail stains, your Infinite Shine polish of choice and a high-gloss top coat for exceptional shine. 

Call your local Planet Beauty and see if OPI's Infine Shine is available near you! Or, make a request to bring it in. Happy painting!


Allure Magazine 2014 Beauty Winners

The 2014 Allure Beauty Winner have been announced and we're excited to see some of our own favorites and top-sellers on the list, once again! Check out some of the award-winning products you can find at your local Planet Beauty boutique.

Category: Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer                                    

bareMinerals Bare Skin Foundation

St. Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Anti-Aging Multi-Action Face

Category: Body

Thymes Aqua Coralline Body Scrub

St. Tropez Self-Tan Express

Category: Hair

Wella Professional Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner

Fekkai PrX Repairative Shampoo and Conditioner

Bumble & Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil

Big Sexy Hair Get Layered Hairspray

Redken Move Ability Lightweight Defining Paste

Klorane Nettle Dry Shampoo                                                                       

Color Wow Root Cover Up

Category: Eyes

Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Sumatra

Revitabrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner

Category: Men

Clarisonic Mia (In any masculine color)

New From Pureology--Curl Complete

Pureology's launching six new products this month and if you have curly or wavy hair, you're in for a treat! Up until now, those of us with textured hair types have really only had the Hydrate and Precious Oil lines to rely on for beautiful, frizz-free curls and waves without compromising color. The new Curl Complete not only delivers intense moisture and nourishment but helps eliminate frizz, promote shape and give textured hair much needed shine. See what's coming to shelves near you.

If you're currently riding the low-lather trend train with your curls, you're going to love the formula for Curl Complete Shampoo. This gentle cleanser has a low lather and cleanses hair without stripping it from its much needed moisture. Infused with coconut oil and a new cleansing polymer, this shampoo is effective and contains less surfactants than the other shampoos available from Pureology. This special formulation allows the hair's natural oils to thrive, making room for bouncy, healthy hair. Follow up the conditioner to smooth the cuticle of the hair, lock in moisture and protect your hair against humidity. 

Another exciting new product that will finally give curls and waves the much needed love it deserves is the Curl Complete Moisture Melt Masque. This conditioning masque helps fight static, promote softness and bounce while improving hair fiber with curve-enhancing polymers. Coconut and Amine help condition color-treated hair for healthier feeling hair. Leave on for 2-3 minutes once or twice a week for best results.

Co-Washing Trend Alert

If you have curly hair or know someone with curly hair, then you are probably familiar with the concept of co washing or conditioning washing. People with textured or curly hair are constantly struggling with dehydrated strands, which is one of the many reason many opt for this way of cleansing. (I know this all too well, since I have naturally wavy hair.) Cleansing with conditioner not only cuts down on frizz but gives hair an unbelievable amount of smoothness and shine. In recent months, co washing has become extremely popular among all hair types and women who color-treat are particularly showing interest in this trend. Now, before you toss out your shampoo, don't. Co washing isn't for everyone. In fact, some stylists recommend switching back and forth, as long as the shampoo you use is sulfate-free. If you've been looking to try a cleansing conditioner, check out some of Planet Beauty's options.

1. DevaCurl No-Poo: This award-winning, non-lathering shampoo alternative has been a favorite among curly and wavy-haired gals for years. Ingredients like Grapeseed Oil, Peppermint Oil and Rosemary Extract keep hair highly moisturized and gently stimulated and cleansed. 

2. Ouidad Curl Co-Wash: This rich, low-lathering, sulfate-free cleansing conditioner gives your hair intense moisture, while eliminating frizz and clearing hair of buildup. Black Cumin Seed Oil and Jamaican Black oil work thoroughly to condition hair, while adding nourishment with vitamins and minerals. Rosemary and Sage Oils balance the scalp, leaving it feeling refreshed and cleansed. A naturally-derived coconut cleanser gives this co-wash a unique foamy texture.

Coming Soon--Perricone MD's Hyalo Plasma

Dr. Perricone is constantly at work, developing new ways to revolutionize the way we treat our skin and and this month, we're excited to introduce his latest and greatest treatment. The skin care industry can seem fickle at times, disappointing us with cheap marketing ploys and claims that seem a little far-fetched. Perricone MD Skin Care, however, has always stayed true to itself, putting science on the forefront of everything it stands for, while implenting a mindset that invites its loyal users to care for their skin like the vital organ it is. 

Hyalo Plasma is the newest treatment to make its way to our shelves and it is sure to be a best-seller come Christmas. Customers concerned with a loss of volume, suppleness and wrinkles will find Hyalo Plasma a favorite in their regimen. This hybrid serum/cream treatment is the first dermatologist grade Hyaluronic treatment, making it a wonderful alternative to invasive procedures that can often appear unnatural. Cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid creates a hydrating reservoir that helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, keeping skin looking smooth and youthful. Micro Hyaluronic Acid infuses skin with a plumping effect, giving the skin much-needed suppleness. Barrier Hyalutonic Acid gives the skin a visibly smooth appearance, creating a translucent glass-like surface. The world Hyalo itself is derived from Greek vocabulary, which means "resembling glass." Who doesn't want wrinkle-free, glass-like smoothness?

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is officially Breast Cancer Awareness month and this year, some of our favorite beauty lines are teaming up with great organizations to spread awareness, support and education for women across the country. As we know, breast cancer affects millions of women every day. The fight against this potentially deadly cancer is awareness and preventative health. Join the fight and check out just some of the products you can feel really good about purchasing this month. 

1. Kenra Hair Care: This year, Kenra has teamed up with The Rapunzel Project, a non-profit organization who has dedicated their time and energy into helping chemotherapy patients keep their hair during treatment. Both of its founders are breast cancer survivors whose experiences led them to starting this noble cause. This month, when you purchase PINK Kenra Volume Spray 25 and Kenra Platinum Blow Dry Spray, a donation will be made to The Rapunzel Project. To learn more, check out their website. 

2. Murad Skin Care: Quench your skin AND help fight breast cancer with Murad's Hydrate for Hope Hydro-Dynamic Moisturizer. Murad's been working closely with City of Hope to educate and raise awareness for years now. Like previous years, ten percent of the sales will benefit the Women's Cancers Program. Murad has already donated over $200,000 to City of Hope with the Hydrate for Hope program. This year, the specially marked moisturizer will come in a pink bag featuring fabric print with Dr. Howard Murad's original art work. 

Glamour Magazine's 2014 Glammy Winners

Glamour Magazine has listed its 2014 Glammy Winners and we are proud to see some of Planet Beauty's own favorites and top-sellers on the list! Check out some of the winners and see if any of your must-have products made the cut. 

Best Foundation: A 10th time Glammy winner, it's no surprise that Bare Minerals foundation takes the prize yet again. A favorite among women of all ages, this foundation feels light, offers great coverage and looks beautiful on virtually all skin types.

Best Facial Cleanser: Philosophy Purity Cleanser effectively removes makeup and tightens pores while keeping skin balanced and fresh. Ingredients like Sage, Chamomile and Carrot invigorate your senses and soothe your skin. 

Best Gadget Tool or Innovation: Ladies, if you don't already own a Clarisonic Mia 2, put it on your wish list this holiday season. You will never cleanse with your hands again once you've felt the power of Clarisonic on your skin. 

Best Fragrance: Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy takes the cake for fragrance because it's a fresh, fun and sexy perfume you can wear all year long. The scent of berries, warm Vanilla and Jasmine never gets old.

Best Bronzer or Self-Tanner: Summer may be coming to an end, but it doesn't mean your tan has to. St. Tropez Self-Tan Bronzing Mousse gives you a beautiful, sun-kissed glow that will have you turning heads year-round.

Best Nail Polish: OPI, OPI, OPI we love you. OPI Polish never disappoints us with their gorgeous new shades and endless creative and fun names.

NYFW: Natural Runway Beauty

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and we are loving all the gorgeous looks on and off the runway! Nothing makes you crave retail therapy more than seeing beautiful designs and collections from some of the hottest designers around the world. Working in the beauty aspect of it, I'm always checking out the latest makeup and hair looks on the runway. While I'm in awe over some of the makeup trends, one thing I can't help but notice is how all these models seem to have naturally-glowing skin and shiny hair. Now, I'm well-aware that there are tips and tricks for achieving that natural-looking beauty and I'm here to share it with you. Maybe we can't all be runway models at Fashion week, but we can definitely steal their beauty secrets. Check out some of my favorite skin, makeup and hair products to get that glow from head to toe.

A New Brightening Trio Has Arrived

If your skin needs a brightening boost, Dermalogica has a new trio system to give you a healthy, gorgeous glow. The new Powerbright TRX system replaces the previous ChromaWhite regimen and is a condensed, improved and is easier to incorporate into your skincare routine. These three new products are the perfect solution for Dermalogica fans whose main concern is hyperpigmentation and discoloration of the skin.

C-12 PureBright Serum is a light-weight, powerful and active topical treatment that fights hyperpigmentation all day long. This advanced formula absorbs effortlessly into the skin, working quickly to increase skin luminosity. Dermalogica's exclusive blend of oligopeptides, rice-derived Phytic Acid, antioxidant Zinc Glycinate and Red and Brown Algae work together to regulate the overproduction of melanin, while treating hyperpigmentation. Over time, skin looks brighter and smoother. 

Follow with Dermalogica's Pure Light SPF 50. This medium-weight moisturizer is ideal before makeup application. This new daytime SPF contains Oleosome technology, which uses natural plant spheres filled with sunscreen to boost performance. A powerful peptide helps regulate melanin, while a potent blend of Red and Brown Algae and botanical extracts help balance uneven and discolored skin tone. Hyaluronic acid strengthens skin's natural moisture barrier, reducing the appearance of fine lines. 

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