Tuesday, November 7, 2017

GIFTED: The Top Holiday Beauty Gift Sets for 2017

The holiday season is one of the most exciting times of the year for anyone beauty-obsessed, myself included.  Brands put together the most enticing sets, palettes, duos and trios of special edition products, as well as tried and true favorites. While the general holiday shopping idea is to find gifts for friends and family, the urge to splurge on myself at the beauty counter is too much to resist.  

Here are some of my top favorite gift sets from Sephora for this holiday season, from products to get a glowing complexion, to luxurious palettes with shades to create countless beauty looks, to the newest in hair technology to achieve my dream hair.  So while I will definitely be spoiling my nearest and dearest, I won’t forget a little beauty treat for myself.  Get shopping, beauties!

Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda “Don’t Let Today be A Waste Of Make-up”

This adorable zip-around agenda features 24 shadows, a luminizer, bronzer, blush, lipstick and mascara, all in limited-edition colors, a paper agenda with 12 monthly tutorials to create new looks, a beauty tips guide, stickers, and a mirror. 

Tarte Limited-Edition Treasure Box Collector’s Set

This gorgeous treasure box contains all new universal, richly pigmented shades that blend beautifully.  The set features 24 shadows, 2 Amazonian Clay blushes, 2 bronzers, on highlighter, one eyeliner, one mascara, and one lip paint.

Glam Glow “Let It Glow! SUPERMUD" Set

Whatever your skin concerns are, whether it is an oily complexion, large pores, winter-weary lackluster skin, or acne and blemishes, these treatments have you covered.  You will find Supermud Clearing Treatment for all general skin concerns, Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment to smooth and brighten, Gravitymud Firming Treatment to lift and firm, and Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment to restore, replenish, and moisturize. 

Bite Beauty “The Perfect Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set”

This gift set includes four best-selling deluxe-sized shades with a satin finish.  Bite Beauty products are formulated without petro-chemicals, parabens, sulfates, or phthalates, so you can feel extra good about splurging on such gorgeous lip treats. 

Dyson “Blown-A-Ouai” Set

Dyson teamed up with Ouai Hair Care to create this gift set that includes the Dyson Supersonic Dryer, with smoothing nozzle, diffuser, styling concentrator, and travel bag, and Ouai shampoo, conditioner, mousse, and hair oil.  This kit has all you need to achieve shiny, voluminous hair, in no time flat. 

Becca “Après Ski Glow Face Palette”

This palette contains 3 highlighters, a luminous blush, mineral blush, and sunlit bronzer, all in universal shades that can be worn separately or layered together to create any beauty look a multitude of beauty looks that work with your own skin tone.

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet Set

This limited edition set features four best-selling shades with a matte cream color finish, something for every mood and look. Brit-girl cool in a tube.  Four, to be exact.  

                                                      All gift sets available at Sephora.com

                                                             XOXO  Shelley

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

The Timely Acceptance of Ageless Beauty and Style

Notice the emergence of the many bright, shining silver stars staring back at you from the pages of the magazines lately?  The beauty and fashion industries have finally taken off the blinders and realized the glorious appeal of the mature woman.  Maybe it is the aging population, or the purchasing power of the largest demographic in the US, the demand of the ageless woman to see herself represented in the media and in advertising which is addressed to her as much as anyone else, or the realization that a woman doesn’t simply turn off her appeal, handing it down to her younger counterparts when she reaches “a certain age”.  Beauty and style do not have an expiration date.

Maybe it is riding the wave of the new inclusivity and individuality in the fashion and beauty industries.  Or maybe people just began to acknowledge the intense beauty, sophistication, vibrance, and allure of women of all ages.  Quite a counterpoint to the traditional standard of implying that beauty is solely the domain of youth. Allure Magazine declared that it will no longer use terms such as anti-aging, and is leveraging their editorial might to persuade advertisers to do the same, driving home their point with a recent stunning cover and feature of the glorious Helen Mirren. 

Maye Musk, mother to Tesla founder Elon Musk, looks gorgeous wearing makeup trends normally reserved for younger women, proving that glamour is for anyone who has the confidence to pull it off, destroying the notion of being “age approporiate”.  L’Oreal Paris featured Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren in their triumphant show on the Champs Elysees in Paris this past season to resounding applause, and are the faces for skincare lines Age Re-Perfect and Age Perfect. 

Legendary supermodel Lauren Hutton has appeared in J Crew campaigns for the past decade, rocking her “tom girl” look page after page – and we are buying whatever she is selling.  Fashion designer Rachel Comey is just one of many designers embracing women of all ages to respresent her brand, featuring Joceline Beaudoin in her latest campaign.

Fashion icon Iris Apfel at age 96 is as busy as ever, collaborating, modeling, and sharing her unique and fresh perspective on fashion, beauty, and life in documentaries and interviews world-wide.  Her short silver white hair and oversized black round glasses are instantly recognizable, not to mention her exuberant love of color, texture, and personal flair.  If Iris doesn’t prove that beauty and style are indeed ageless, who could?

My own experience as a model over fifty was not something I foresaw in my early career as even a possibility.  I neither look nor feel my age and I am not about to be pigeonholed into traditional fashion or beauty standards of the past.  And I am not the only one.  I am represented in Paris by Silver Model Management @agencesilver where models over forty are championed and careers continue and thrive without an expiration date.  I feel a part of a wonderful movement that has been a long time coming.  The day when we open a magazine or see a campaign where the model – or celebrity – was chosen because she represented what the public actually wants to see is not far away. 

                                                            XOXO Shelley

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Angelina Joli Shines in Harper’s Bazaar 150th Anniversary Collector's Edition

Eternally beautiful Angelina Joli stars on Harper’s Bazaar Magazine’s 150th Anniversary issue, photographed by Alexi Lubomirski on a nature reserve run by the N/a’an Ku sê Foundation in Namibia. 

A strong advocate for global women’s rights and preservation of the environment, Joli writes of her commitment to these issues to ensure a better future for today’s children.  Admired as much for her advocacy as for her directing and acting career, watching Joli make the journey from Hollywood rebel, to star, to mother, to humanitarian is inspiring, making her a perfect choice for Harper’s Bazaar’s landmark anniversary issue, highlighting issues that are paramount at this moment in time.

“If my life experience has taught me anything, it is what you stand for, and what you choose to stand against, the defines you.  As the San people say: you are never lost if you can see your path on the horizon.“ Angelina Joli

                                                            XOXO  Shelley

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