Archives for June 8, 2013

Laura Mercier’s travel-friendly products for the summer!

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Summer has officially started, I wanted to make sure that you were aware of Laura Mercier’s travel-friendly products that are perfect for any summer get-away.  All of the products below will ensure that you  stay flawless while on the go!

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact SPF 20, $45 – This innovative update to the classic Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer features a lightweight crème formula that gives skin a dewy, natural-looking flawless finish, ideal for all skin types. With SPF 20 and a hint of color, this portable compact is perfect for travel and touch ups at home, or on the go.

Laura Mercier Undercover Pot, $34 – This travel-friendly pot combines steps three and four of the Flawless Face into one convenient package for touch-ups. The compact product, available in four shades, features Secret Camouflage in the left pan, Secret Concealer in the right pan and Translucent Loose Setting Powder in the bottom compartment. It’s the perfect size to pack in a travel makeup case or keep in your bag for touchups.

Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette, $48 –  This ultra-sheer, blendable and portable palette was inspired by Laura Mercier’s work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin and give them an immediate glow.  With multiple bronzer, blush and glow shades, it’s the easiest way to achieve sun-kissed skin throughout the entire summer.  And best yet – 100% of the profits are donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund, so you can truly bask in your guilt-free glow.

I received a sample of the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Creme Compact SPF 20 and love that it provides SPF 20 and isn’t heavy. It is lightweight and looks very natural! Perfect for the summer!


Kids Ages 11-17 Looking for A Chance to Shine on Disney Channel – GET READY! Disney sponsored Feature

Disney Channel just announced the ultimate contestant search for kids ages 11-17 to compete in Disney Channel’s new game show “Disney’s Win, Lose or Draw.” BEGINNING SATURDAY, JUNE 15, “Disney’s Win, Lose or Draw” will host various contestant searches throughout Southern California, including HollywoodSan DimasIrvine and San Diego. The latest edition of the hugely popular game show “Win, Lose or Draw” will feature a game play powered by leading edge technology, including motion control, interactive multi-touch screen displays and graphic technology, along with physical comedic challenges. Additionally, kid contestants will be able to compete with some of their of favorite Disney stars for prizes!

KIDS MUST AUDITION IN TEAMS OF TWO AND HAVE A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN PRESENT IN ORDER TO AUDITION.  So kids… grab your friend, brother, sister, cousin and get ready for your team’s chance to audition for Disney Channel’s “Disney’s Win, Lose or Draw!” Additional information is available at

 Additionally, Disney Channel and Disney XD are hosting a Nationwide Talent Search for kids ages 10-17 who can act, sing and dance for upcoming Disney Channel and Disney XD Series and Movies. The search will begin in Southern California with casting directors for Disney Channel and Disney XD visiting elementary, middle and high schools, performing arts schools and academies, dance studios and after school programs. For additional information and upcoming dates, you can visit


“Disney’s Win, Lose or Draw” contestant search will take place in the following locations:


•            SATURDAY, JUNE 15 at Raging Waters at 111 Raging Waters Drive, San Dimas, CA 91773, from10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


•            SUNDAY, JUNE 16 at Lucky Strike Hollywood at 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


•            SATURDAY, JUNE 22 at Boomers Irvine at 3405 Michelson Drive Irvine, CA 92612, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


•            SATURDAY, JUNE 29 at Boomers San Diego at 6999 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92111, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

nyakio offers the perfect solutions to common summer skincare dilemmas!

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Problem: Your regular hydration cream is too heavy for the summer

o   Solution: nyakio Hydrating Face Oil with Kola Nut is a light, non-greasy fusion of African Kola Nut, Ximenia Oil, Chamomile Oil and Trichilia Oil that invigorates and hydrates for 12 hours, leaving skin with a naturally healthy radiance.  The caffeine-rich Kola Nut contains more caffeine than coffee beans and is known for its skin-energizing properties. With only one-to-two drops that are quickly absorbed, all skin becomes smooth, moisturized, and more youthful-looking. ($49)

Problem: Your self-tanner application is uneven

o   Solution:  Smooth, even skin is key for an even self-tanner application. Achieve this by exfoliating with nyakio Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub. This scrub blends naturally energizing and exfoliating Kenyan Coffee with sugar to remove dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. With Mongongo Nut Oil, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Grape Seed Oil and Avocado Oil, this unique fusion leaves all skin moisturized, smooth and soft. ($55)

Problem: Too many late night summer soirees have left you feeling (and looking) exhausted

o   Solution: nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish blends naturally energizing Kenyan Coffee with Jojoba to gently remove dull skin while providing antioxidant benefits. With Lemongrass and Neroli Oils, indigenous to Africa, this unique fusion leaves all skin toned, moisturized, soft and immediately radiant. nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish wakes your skin up revealing fresh, more youthful-looking skin! ($34)

I had the opportunity to sample these products and love them! My favorite is the nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish! It really made my skin look more radiant and refreshed.

Nyakio Kamoche Grieco, the brand’s founder and namesake, is an American beauty entrepreneur of Kenyan descent. She was inspired by her Kenyan family’s personal beauty secrets to create nyakio.  Just as Africa represents many cultures and ethnicities, nyakio products were formulated to benefit women of all ages, skin types and backgrounds.  All nyakio products are completely free of parabens and sulfates.


The products shown above are now available on HSN and and are available on this month!

Self Disclosure: I received samples of the above products to review but any opinions are my own.