The Lash Lounge West Lake Hills Announces Grand Opening of First Austin Location

Guests Are Invited for an Opening Celebration on June 21 

The Lash Lounge is excited to announce the opening of their newest location in West Lake Hills. The upscale salon offers eyelash and eyebrow extensions, tinting, threading, microblading and permanent makeup, all delivered by expert hands passionate about making clients feel their best.

To celebrate, The Lash Lounge will be hosting a grand opening party on Thursday, June 21 at  5:30 p.m. Austinites are invited to visit the new space and learn all about lash extensions and the services the salon offers. The first 50 guests will receive carefully curated swag bags with goodies from Lash Lounge, surprises from neighboring businesses, and more. Attendees will enjoy an evening of photo booth fun and tasty treats from Nothing Bundt Cakes, Daily Juice and Maggie Louise Confections, accompanied by refreshing beverages from Independence Brewing Co. and Austin Eastciders.

Guests will also have the opportunity to win complimentary services from The Lash Lounge and neighboring businesses through a fun prize wheel. Additionally, there will be opportunities to take advantage of exclusive Grand Opening specials and discounted VIP membership. The following specials will be available starting on June 21 through September 30:

  • $99 full set of classic lashes or $129 volume full set of lashes
  • $99 VIP membership to include:
  • - 2 refills per month
  • - 20% off first microblading or permanent makeup service
  • - 10% off all additional services and products
  •  -$25 credit for additional services
  •  -Locked-in monthly rate for as long as membership remains active
  •  -Month-to-month, contract-free membership that can be cancelled at any time with 30-day notice
  • Double loyalty points for referrals through September 30th!

The newest Lash Lounge is located in the Westbank Market Shopping Center at 3300 Bee Caves Road, Suite 630. They will be open seven days a week to accommodate their clients’ busy schedules. For additional information about Lash Lounge, or to take advantage of the introductory offers, call the salon at 512-361-LASH or visit the website here.

June 21, 2018

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The Lash Lounge West Lake Hills

Westbank Market Shopping Center

3300 Bee Caves Road, Suite 630.

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About The Lash Lounge:

Anna Phillips founded The Lash Lounge® in 2006 because she recognized a need for a service that gives the everyday woman a simplified and effortless beauty routine while still looking and feeling beautiful and empowered. Our passion for lashes drives who we are and what we do. What makes us unique is our commitment to providing safe, sanitary, and truly customized lash applications with our proprietary face-mapping system and innovative training program. We seek to provide exceptional customer service by building personal connections with each person, treating every customer like a special guest and creating a relaxing escape from daily life!

Introducing Galactic Glosses and More Hot Summer Picks by Puckerd

Introducing the latest bold and bright, liquid lipstick by Puckerd! Haute Nights represents the newest collection.  Just what the summer ordered! This lipstick has a matte finish for long lasting wear and a comfortable feel. You’ve reached the entire rainbow with this collection.

The names are just as provocative as the colors, embodying power and demanding attention. This line is made for the exceptional girl who likes to walk on the bold and trendy side. Four colors to start with and a new color added each week in the month June. These lippies will leave you kissable and won’t dry out the lips. Also, just released is the Galactic Gloss.

This super lustrous gloss leaves lips lush, full and sparkling like precious gems. The doe foot applicator delivers even more coverage and extraordinary shine. Preservative-free and paraben-free lip plumping peptide complex maxi-lip helps to stimulate collagen and glycosaminoglycan synthesis, leaving lips looking voluptuous. Marine-Filling Collagen Micro-Spheres instantly plumps and hydrates lips, making them smoother and fuller. Mango, Kokam and Shea Butter hydrates and conditions lips. Vitamins A, C and E antioxidant vitamins help to protect cells from free radical damage.

Prices:

  • Hydra gloss $15
  • Liquid matte lipstick $19
  • Matttastic matte lipstick $16.50 (haute nights summer collection)
  • Mattastic metals $21.00
  • Galactic gloss $18.50

@puckerd.com

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Check out the new commercial here.

“PUCKERD” is a line of cosmetics that celebrates the beauty in every woman and empowers women of color, and of different ethnicities, to create the life they want.  Founded by female brainchild and powerhouse, Sylvia Russell,  the brand encompasses the flirty vivaciousness and ability that females emit, and the celebration of all things “girlie.” “PUCKERD” is a lifestyle exuding strength, and the imagination to create things that  transform dreams into reality.

Facts about the product: 

  • Vegan and Gluten Free
  • Hours of kiss proof wear
  • Soft silk texture with a flexible feel
  • Paraben,  and sulfite free
  • Made in the USA
  • Cruelty Free

Russell states, “After years of selling cosmetics in my own salons, it has always been a dream of mine to create and build a business focused solely on cosmetics, while educating and motivating  women. I finally decided to take a leap of faith and do it.” The line currently carries over 20 products, with an online-only ecommerce structure, and plans to expand to retail and is dabbling in pop ups everywhere. Selections include liquid mattes, mattetastic metals, hydrating lip glosses, line and define lip liners, lip kits and more ranging from $12-$21. Visit puckerd.com for more.

More about Sylvia Russell

Sylvia Russell has been working in entertainment and with celebrities for over 25 years. She was the key makeup artist for the Tampa Bay cheerleaders and worked on various celebrities, ranging  from Hulk Hogan and family to foodie Adam Richman and HSN show hosts. Russell has been a beauty and lifestyle expert host for 10 years in Tampa at WFLA, Channel 8 @ The Daytime Show and Channel 10 @studio10. She has also worked for NBC Dateline, TLC Network, The Travel Channel and has been an educator in the classroom for top beauty companies, as well as owned and managed salon start ups. Russell founded the business in August 2017 in St. Petersburg Florida and is a proud mother of 3.

Drink Your Way To Glowing Skin

Lulu Ge recently left her corporate career leading change and transformation at the parent company of Saks Fifth Avenue, GILT Groupe, Lord & Taylor, etc. (Hudson’s Bay Co) to become the first U.S. organic importer of a rare handpicked antioxidant-rich superfood she discovered while traveling through China’s border with Tibet.

Her love for Chinese herbs started at a young age; her grandfather ran a hospital in the Southern Chinese province of Hunan where she grew up drinking homebrewed super fruit elixirs, adaptogen teas and medicinal mushroom tonics before they were trendy. It wasn’t until the demands of her career left her feeling chronically tired, stressed, immune-deficient and on the edge of burnout that she found her way back to these ancient healers. The unsustainable hours, lifestyle and a feeling of ‘is sacrificing my health for success really worth it?!’ left her wanting to do something more purposeful, sustainable and connected to her Chinese heritage.

As she explored finding a new career, she discovered the use of Chinese herbs – especially a type known as adaptogens, which help naturally lower stress levels in the brain and rebalance the body – were on the rise. Unfortunately, most companies using adaptogens prioritized getting the lowest price over quality. This mentality is cheapening production methods and hurting many indigenous communities in China whose livelihood depends on wild harvesting and sustainably growing these precious plants.

Lulu saw this as an opportunity to launch a brand focused on social impact and health by introducing Chinese herbs that are beneficial for well-being while also putting resources back into the indigenous regions where they are sourced. Voila! Sustainably sourced black gojis are the first product of ZenChi Health Teas + Tonics.

Lulu is currently receiving her MBA at the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and has a previous Masters of Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. She lives in NYC with her husband Justin and practices Ashtanga yoga daily. Her guilty indulgence is brunello and french fries.

ABOUT ZENCHI

ZenChi means ‘to cherish and treasure’ in Chinese. We believe in cherishing our health in order to unlock our greatest potential and live a long, fulfilling + laughter-filled life. We strive to make a positive social impact by partnering directly with indigenous communities in China and putting resources back into these regions. ZenChi Background Info

Why black gojis?

Lulu spent this past summer traveling through remote, high elevation regions of China and meeting with different indigenous communities known for sustainably harvesting the highest quality herbs throughout the country. It was in the Tibetan-Qinghai Plateau that members of the Salar people, one of China’s 55 ethnic minorities, introduced her to their precious superfruit used in Tibetan Medicine for 300+ years.

While it’s in the same family as the red goji berry more familiar in the West, the black goji is much more rare and has the potent antioxidant known as anthocyanins.

What are the benefits?

The anthocyanins found in black gojis offers anti-inflammatory and anti-viral benefits acting as an amazing immune booster. It also helps the body naturally produce collagen, which supports healthy skin and digestion.

The people of Tibet have used black gojis for centuries to help with everything from cleansing the liver and kidney to enhancing blood circulation and detoxing to reducing stress as this superfood contains a variety of minerals and amino acids.

How does it work?

You can literally see the nutrients flow out. Due to its high levels of antioxidants and water soluble polyphenols, black gojis immediately release potent streams of purple micronutrients when infused in water.

What are your favorite ways to enjoy its benefits?

1. Sip as a hot tea or cold water infusion: the black gojis turn either purple or blue depending on the pH of the water, creating a stunning micronutrient-rich beverage to enjoy throughout the day!

2. Squeeze some lemon into your black goji water and watch it transform into a natural pink lemonade.

3. Mix black gojis into your yogurt or trail mix for a nutrient boost.

4. Infuse black gojis into your milk-of-choice to create a calming purple latte.

5. Enhance your favorite smoothie bowl or chia-seed pudding with this antioxidant powerhouse.

Last Minute Father’s Day Grooming Gifts from SteelMclean


McLean

Give dad a grooming gift he’ll love this Father’s Day from SteelMclean. This gift set includes four of the latest and greatest products from the SteelMclean collection of hair and body care products including the Scalp Cleanser and Shave Lotion, Oil Purpose, Sport Culture and our newest launch, Parallel. (www.SteelMclean.com).

  •         Scalp Cleanser and Shave Lotion: for those who want a smooth shave experience without the painful irritation, inflammation or overdrying, this perfectly pH-balanced product can be used on the face or scalp for the ultimate shaving experience.
  •         Oil Purpose: created to eradicate dryness and replenish your skin and hair’s natural protective barrier.  Perfect for use on the moustache and beard to provide shine and luster without weighing down hair collicles or clogging pores.
  •         Sport Culture: this rich, plant-infused, face and body cleanser that packs a powerful 1-2 punch. Infused with 11 botanical extracts that effectively remove dirt and impurities while leaving skin moisturized and refreshed.
  •         Parallel: this 2-in-1 product offers rapid relief from skin irritation caused by shaving, waxing and clogged pores acting as a non-abrasive exfoliant, removing dead skin, rapidly and gently, while reducing the appearance of bumps, dark marks and fine lines.

SteelMclean is paraben-free, sulfate-free and cruelty-free.

Available at www.SteelMclean.com.

Meet the Designer Behind the World’s Most Iconic Perfume Bottles

From Jean Paul Gaultier’s Classique and Scandal to Olympea by Paco Rabanne, Bloom Room by Marc Ange Designs the World’s Most Iconic Perfume Bottles

Photography courtesy of Bloom Room Studio.

Founded in 2008 in Paris by Artist & Designer Marc Ange, Bloom Room (www.bloomroomstudio.com) is a creative agency at the service of the extraordinary. Clients from all over the world commission the creation of unique designs,, from iconic perfume bottles to new concepts for champagne brands,  luxury cars, restaurants and private residences. While the Bloom Room team does not limit itself to designing for a unique field, it specializes in bringing to life the client’s most unconscious and abstract desires. Clients of Bloom Room include: Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Prada, Paco Rabanne, Penhaligon’s, Louis Vuitton, Moet et Chandon, Ferrari, Orient Express and more.   Today Bloom Room has a second office in Los Angeles with a team of creatives that under Marc Ange’s vision continue to create the dream product.

Olympea

Scandal

About Marc Ange

Marc Ange

Marc Ange

Marc Ange was born in Rome and relocated to Paris at age 5. His childhood marks his universe and his creations, eternally balanced between the real and the unreal, perfection and mistake, harmony and chance. It is in Paris, the city where he grew up, that Marc Ange develops his work as Artist & Designer.

Marc Ange is currently based in Los Angeles and shares his time between his creative agency Bloom Room (LA /Paris) and as Creative Director of LJ Edition (www.ljedition.com), his furniture brand and signature of his iconic piece “Le Refuge” first unveiled during Milan Design Week 2017 and subsequently seen at the Beverly Hills Hotel.


Miracle Fruit Aronia Berry, Rose Water & 3 Botanical Milks are Key Ingredients in Latest Anti-Aging Products by FarmHouse Fresh

We’re thrilled to introduce 2 new facial products in the FarmHouse Fresh Ageless collection:

The pore-minimizing Vitamin Berry Facial Tonic by FarmHouse Fresh (retail $36) features aronia berry, a little-known miracle fruit harvested in the U.S. and containing one of the highest antioxidant contents ever recorded among fruits. Delivered with hydrating rose water steam distilled from the Rosa Damascena flower and a touch of gently exfoliating polyhydroxy acid, this uniquely cocktailed tonic can be spritzed on after cleansing, as well as midday, to freshen up tired skin.

The intensely hydrating Three Milk Night Cream by FarmHouse Fresh (retail $45) uses coconut milk, milk vetch, and milk thistle along with advanced firming peptides and time-released retinol to intensely hydrate skin and firm skin at night without causing irritation.

Learn more by visiting www.farmhousefreshgoods.com.

Must Have Beauty “I Do’s” for Brides on a Budget 

 Barely Xtensions Gives Tips for Getting a Luxurious Wedding Look Without the Hefty Price Tag 

 

Every bride wants to be beautiful on her wedding day, and for many that image incorporates a vision of long cascading hair or a dream updo with thick, lustrous curls and other adornments to crown the perfect dress, makeup and veil. In fact, brides-to-be spend countless hours looking through social media sites and bridal magazines looking for inspiration and on average spend $500+ on hair and makeup for their wedding.  

“Many brides might think that if they weren’t born with their ideal hair they are out of luck, but that’s not true,” says Jennifer Hutchens, Brand and Product Development Director with Barely Xtensions, “There are so many alternatives for women that want to add length, volume, and color to enhance their natural beauty — whether it’s for daily use or a special occasion. We make hair extensions easy-to-use, affordable and fun.” 

Here are some simple tips to say “I do” and stay within your beauty budget: 

DIY Hair. With DIY education at your fingertips on platforms like YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest it is easier than ever to avoid salon prices and achieve photo-worthy hair in the comfort of your own home. Clip-in hair extensions will instantly add the volume and length you need to achieve the perfect style. When selecting the right clip-in extensions it is key to find something that will be discrete and blend seamlessly with your natural hair. Barely Xtensions 18″ Ultra-Seamless Clip-in Hair Extensions feature a very thin ultra-seamless weft that is lightweight and lays flat to the head for a virtually undetectable blend that can be work again and again. It’s as easy as part, clip, and go!  

DIY AccessoriesCreate the perfect accessories to complement your wedding theme or dress; or even use as bridal party gifts.  For instance, create the latest on trend, “hair jewelry” by attaching petite flowers, gems, and ribbons to hair pins with a glue gun from any local craft store. Little touches like this can will go a long way in personalizing your wedding, not to mention look fantastic in close ups and save hundreds of dollars. 

Make Your Eyes PopStunning eyes can completely transform your “I do” look. Add drama and flair by experimenting with a natural smoky eye paired with glitter eyeliner and a pop of highlighter. Complete the look with false eyelashes for your big day to keep him gazing! An Ardell 5 Pack is less than $20 and is available in a variety of colors and styles. 

Go for the Glow. Buff and polish your skin to achieve the wedding glow of your dreams for a fraction of the cost at home with a microdermabrasion facial. The Dead Sea Salt Microdermabrasion Scrub available at Sally Beauty Supply will instantly improve the appearance of your skin leaving it soft, smooth, and younger-looking with an incredible glow.  

By taking advantage of our budget friendly ideas, the savvy bride can walk down the aisle with a little less stress, more confidence and a few extra dollars in her pocket for the honeymoon.  

About Barely Xtensions: 

Barely Xtensions offers the ultra-seamless difference in hair extensions featuring a revolutionary Micro-Thin Skin Weft technology providing the smoothest application on the market allowing the extensions to lay flat to the head for a virtually undetectable finish. Made of 100% premium quality Remy human hair Barely Xtensions is setting the standard of luxury hair extensions at an affordable price with the latest trend-setting colors and styles and are sold exclusively at Sally Beauty Supply stores throughout the county. 

For more information visit the website at www.barelyxtentsions.com or connect with Barely Xtensions at:

Instagram/barelyxtensions

Facebook/barelyxtensions

Twitter/barelyxtensions

Pinterest/barelyxtensions

InFluential Trend Alert: Coffee Scrubs to Revitalize Skin

Most people kickstart their day with a cup of coffee in the morning to get their blood pumping.  Not only can coffee give you that extra boost but can also be used to revive and brighten your skin while reducing puffy eyes and prevent premature aging.

The beauty industry is turning to coffee scrubs because its acids exfoliate the skin both chemically and mechanically, constricting the blood vessels to prevent clogged pores and soften the lines of the skin.

One such treatment called the Weekend Warrior serves as the ultimate skin refresher.  The 150-minute massage and facial therapy treatment is a fatigue-fighting sequence that starts with an invigorating coffee and sea kelp scrub to slough away unwanted dry and flaky skin. Following that comes a massage targeting areas of tension, knotty tissue and tightness to ease stress. The grand finale is a facial to revitalize, exfoliate, brighten and tighten your skin while boosting healthy cell regeneration. If that’s not enough, research proves that topically applied coffee helps to protect against some skin cancers at the molecular level by inhibiting a protein enzyme in skin.

The Weekend Warrior is currently offered by SpaQ at QT Sydney in Australia.

Give Mom the Gift of Glamour with HSI Professional Products

Your mom deserves the best! Surprise her with a 10-in-1 gift that will make her feel like a beauty queen! With HSI Professional’s Groover Master Kit, let mom choose between 10 different curling wands to match her look of the day! Whether she wants to keep it casual with bouncy beach waves or keep it classy with corkscrew curls, mom can easily switch the curling barrels to match her vibe.

Give the gift of glamour with the easy, convenient and unique features from the Groover Master Kit. What better way to show mom your love and appreciation than with the hottest hair tool on the market! Spoil mom on her special day to make it one to remember!

The Groove Master Kit – 10-piece Interchangeable Curling Wand Set is specially designed to help declutter and save money on curlers and salon visits! With different shapes and sizes, you can achieve those loose beach waves or more formal tight curls, with one hair tool! This hair curler set is easy to use and can heat up within 60 seconds!

HSI Combo

HSI Combo

HSI Groove Master Kit:

  • Heats up in just 60 seconds!
  • 360-degree swivel cord makes it easy to curl those tough to reach locks
  • Heat-resistant glove prevents burned fingers
  • Carrying case so you can get ready anywhere
  • Just push a button to change the barrel

For more information, visit www.hsiprofessional.com.

RHONY: Get the Look

While all of our DVRs are set up and ready for the RHONY premier tonight, let’s take a look into what makes these ladies always look so fabulous! With an endless amount of $$$ behind their names, it’s crazy to find that fan-favorite Ramona Singer actually uses affordable makeup!

Ramona was recently asked about what products she uses to look so glamourous, to which she responded “I love this one foundation called FACE Atelier — it’s very natural-looking. It’s really good. I like looking as natural as possible. I don’t wear a lot of heavy makeup. It looks really natural and evens out your skin tone.”

FACE atelier is a PETA-approved & Leaping Bunny approved cosmetics line that prides themselves on offering affordable makeup that is also age & race neutral! Globally known for their Ultra Foundation, every woman can add in a few drops of their shade adjusters to find the perfect match to their unique skin tone.

Ultra Foundation Pro is the heart and soul of FACE atelier and the star of the line, is an innovative approach to foundation that allows you to be in control.

  • Highly pigmented, long-lasting innovative foundation
  • Available in 18 shades with shade adjusters to find perfect match
  • Provides buildable coverage with a natural satin finish
  • Silicone-based formula is sheer enough for younger women, yet can meet the needs of anyone that requires more coverage
  • Outstanding performer on mature, troubled or sensitive skin
  • Forms a delicate, lightweight and flexible second skin with a natural breathing ability.
  • No primer needed: Sets without powder, preserving the youthful, dewy finish and has soft-focus properties that diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.