Showing posts with label Lucky Magazine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lucky Magazine. Show all posts

Friday, August 23, 2013

A 'Boost' for the mind and 'Boosts' for the skin too with @SeventhGen & @LuckyMagazine #AllNaturalStyleSecrets

#ad: I received a free sample of this product from Lucky and Seventh Generation for editorial consideration.

Seventh Generation Boosts, Soothing with Oat Extract, Argan, Zi Cao, #AllNaturalStyleSecrets
Seventh Generation Boosts Natural Skin Serum

For me Beauty always begins from the inside out. My mind, body and spirit have to be aligned and in the right place for the external to reflect the same. Taking time for meditation and getting myself centered helps me to discover my inner beauty.

And thanks to Lucky Magazine and Seventh Generation I found a Natural Skin Serum that helps me keep my outer glow beautiful with a simple 'boost'.


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Highly Concentrated - NO Water Added
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Absorbs Quickly
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Non-comedogenic - Won't Clog Pores
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Free of Parabens, Phthalates and synthetic fragrances
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Hypoallergenic
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - USDA-certified Biobased (100%)
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Soothing Blend of Oat, Argan, Apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, sunflower seed oil, chamomile flower oil, rosemary leaf extract and Zi Cao

Instructions: Apply 1 to 2 pumps to fingertips and massage into damp skin.

My Take:

Seventh Generation Boosts actually does what it says, it's a perfect boost to your skin, and also boosts your sunscreen perfectly! I find most products that contain sunscreen to be very thick, and using Boosts with my sunscreen makes it easier to apply. It has a nice liquid consistency to it, goes on easy, and feels just a little tacky to the touch when you first put it on your face, but it absorbs quickly and easily and leaves my skin soft and smooth after. You can easily incorporate it into your existing routine, by adding it to your sunscreen by day and your night cream at night. This does NOT make my face break out, good argan oil shouldn't, and this one does not cause any breakouts on my skin. And trust me, my skin is acne prone and can get super sensitive, and I've had no reactions to this serum except softer, 'boosted', skin and a radiant me!

If you would like to re-tweet or share this post, be sure to use the hashtag #AllNaturalStyleSecrets

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FTC Disclosure: Lucky Magazine and Seventh Generation provided a sample of Boosts for editorial consideration, all opinions are 100% my own, no monetary compensation has been received, but this entry does make me eligible for additional incentives and serves as a contest entry. I am a member of the Lucky Community and am participating in the Lucky Community Challenge. You may visit our full giveaway and disclosure page for complete policy information.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

@LuckyMagazine Bloggers Luncheon with @JaneIredale + @JeanGodfreyJune Lucky Beauty Director #beauty #makeup #inspiration

Last month in the midst of holiday madness, a whirlwind of personal and professional events, (including Spring and Summer 2013 Previews how bizarre is that right?), came a gem of an event that left me truly inspired and uplifted afterwards, a bloggers Luncheon with Jane Iredale hosted by Lucky Magazine.

My first introduction to the brand was during the Makeup Show in NYC in 2010. When I got to the Jane Iredale booth I met Kevin Mendleson who is now the Global Educator for the Jane Iredale Cosmetics Brand. He gave me what I considered then and still consider to this day a total transformation. His makeover truly transformed the way I saw myself.  And that of course started my fascination with the brand. Kevin actually really took the time to understand my lifestyle, my rush out the door barely time for anything mornings, down to my eating habits and diet! I was pleasantly surprised, he gave me a ton of advice, and decided on giving me an all out glam girl look and he *gasp* introduced me to the muted/aka 'Nude' lip! (and I was delighted that he did appreciate the work that goes into my signature custom daily red lip). He made me let go of my comfort zone and help to see myself in a new way.

And that inner/outer combination is what exactly Jane Iredale is all about!

So in a mixture of personal pictures, professional pictures and quotes, here is a recap of the luncheon:

Lucky Event Table
Lucky Magazine Jane Iredale Bloggers Luncheon, Pro Shot used WITH permission!

Before the event began we were given the chance to write out a question we wanted to ask Jane! Which I thought was fantastic, nothing scripted, and everything straight from the heart and on the spot!

Jean Godfrey June and Jane Iredale at Lucky Bloggers Luncheon Dec 2012 PRO shot 03
Left: Lucky Magazine Beauty Director Jean Godfrey-June, Right: Jane Iredale, President and Founder of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics (makers of jane iredale)

Our Moderator and all-around 'hostess with the mostest!' was none other than Lucky Magazine Beauty Director, Jean Godfrey-June (can I be her when I grow up?), and many of us curious bloggers also wanted to know Jean's answers to many of the questions that were also asked of Jane.

"Good skin is important to the longevity of a career" ~ Jane Iredale

Jane Iredale and Jean Godfrey June Lucky Bloggers Luncheon Pro shot 02
LeftJane Iredale, President and Founder of Iredale Mineral Cosmetics (makers of jane iredaleRightLucky Magazine Beauty Director Jean Godfrey-June
"I asked myself, why can't we have a makeup that's GOOD for the skin?" ~ Jane Iredale

Much like me Jane is NOT yet a mom, but dotes over her 'furbabies'. She said "Having two dogs helps, they have to be walked, they have to be taken care of - that at least gets me out of the office! One of my absolute favorite quotes from the luncheon was:

"To be a successful entrepreneur, you have to have passion for what you are doing then that passion is all consuming" ~ Jane Iredale

Jane Iredale and Jean Godfrey June Lucky Bloggers Luncheon 

We learned that the company came about after a broadway show that had flopped in a week left Jane searching for what was next. I personally think being at a standstill be it personally or professionally is where our best ideas come from, and hearing someone that has reached such an amazing level of success say the same just added fuel to my flame to stick with my passions, allow myself to sometimes go down the rabbit hole and see where it leads!  When Jane said "The Public Failure, it was just ugly, but I learned that I didn't know enough about it to take on writing a Broadway show, but it was good. If that hadn't happened I wouldn't have started my company", I think it was an 'a-ha' moment for everyone. I doubt there is anyone out there who can't relate to personal or professional mis-steps of their own. But it's what she did with that 'failure' that led to her ultimate triumph and victory.

"Lifestyle and diet are absolutely key, I think supplements help a lot with Health. What you put on the skin is absorbed by the body." ~ Jane Iredale

Jane's Greatest Moment? - The first testimonial that came in from a consumer

How Jane Defines Beauty and who she thinks is beautiful? - "Beauty is very nourishing for the soul, whether it's a person or place or art. Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep - they have both inner and outer beauty!

What does Jane do in her 'spare time'? - "I love to read. I love Gardening, it resonates to everything I do" She also likes to play Golf and hang out with her Dogs!

When asked - What do you have in mind when you design? she replied "Things I have personal interest in, and things consumers would like. We have two seasonal collections that are really, really about color."

When asked - Do you have advice regarding criticism of your work? I really loved her response:

"It's hard to deal with, but you can't ignore it. The worst thing you can do is pretend it didn't happen. you have to face it. And have some objectivity. Confront it, deal with it, it's an opportunity to learn." ~ Jane Iredale

Jane Iredale's Advice for women over 35:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Don't ignore makeup

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - It's not about wearing less and less, it's about ADJUSTING

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Feel free to pay attention to trends, but adapt it to what works for YOU

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Too much blush can be aging

How to prevent the dry skin look that mineral makeup can sometimes impart in winter:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Use a tinted mouisturizer

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - or you could also try a facial spritz then pat your face gently to set the minerals

What is the #1 benefit of using Jane Iredale Cosmetics?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - It lets skin breathe and function normally. The skin is the body's 3rd lung and 3rd kidney, it must breathe, it's important that you are NOT blocking things!

What are your preferences for applying Foundation?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - For Powder - Definitely a brush!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - For Liquid - I use my fingers but many of our artists will use a brush with Liquid also

What is the Go-To Product in your line?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ  - Loose Powder as well as our Lash Conditioner (to help them grow and keep them healthy!)

I found Jane to be a true inspiration, and the luncheon was incredibly empowering!

Jane was nice enough to give us a gift to give to YOU, so stay tuned butterflies for a Jane Iredale Cosmetics Giveaway coming SOON!

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FTC Disclosure: I attended a Lucky Magazine Luncheon as a member of the Digital Press. Our lunch was provided and Jane Iredale provided a product sample for editorial consideration, however this is NOT a compensated post and no monetary compensation has been received to recap this event. All opinions are 100% my own.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lucky Magazine and Lord & Taylor's Shop. Eat. Blog. Blogger Breakfast

@loribergamotto  (Left) & Suze Yalof Schwartz (Right) Kicking off Blogger Breakfast at Lord & Taylor New York City

My schedule hadn't permitted me to attend any events hosted by Lucky Magazine until today, and what an event to make my first! I was invited to a very unique' Fashion Morning In' hosted by Lucky Magazine and Lord & Taylor this morning. The 'Shop.Eat.Blog' Breakfast Blogger Event was a heavenly way to start the insanity that has been Fashion Night Out. (Don't get me wrong it's Good Insanity, but being this over-booked in a walking commuter city in inclement weather can be a challenge!)

You can sometimes feel very much lost in the shuffle no matter how 'intimate' an event claims to be, but this morning I didn't feel that way at all, the team at Lucky Magazine and Lord & Taylor truly went out of their way to make us feel like we were just hanging out with friends. (You know if you and your friends get to shop privately at your own equivalent of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.)

After breakfast, the bloggers in attendance were gifted with a shopping spree at Lord & Taylor before the store opened to the public.  (Insert Choir of Angels sound here). Being able to shop before the store even opened gave us the opportunity to really see styles we might have missed in the crowds, and I got the chance to interact with some amazing folks including the visual merchandiser for Guess who happened to be stocking when I walked over to the Guess Section! I probably spent WAY too much time checking out shoes and handbags which will always be my weakness!

As many of you already know I have dropped 26 pounds this year so far, and was pleasantly surprised to find that many of the stuff in the womens section was actually too big! YAY! I was super stoked to experience the REVERSE problem, usually stuff is too small, but today a ton of way 'too bigs' had me leaving the store floating on a confidence high.

I met some wonderful bloggers I didn't know whose blogs I am off to follow, and discovered a scent that an employee was wearing that I fell in LOVE with! (More to come on that scent later!)

And of course as with everywhere I go, there was a butterfly sighting, I spotted quite a lovely butterfly necklace with a swarovski crystal that did catch my eye.

I can't think of a better way to have started Fashion Night Out! I certainly hope Lord & Taylor was on your agenda!

And now, tell me all about your Fashion Night Out experiences. Where did you go? Which shows did YOU see?

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FTC Disclosure Info: A Gift Card to shop at Lord & Taylor was provided to bloggers in attendance, however, no monetary compensation has been received and I was no under no obligation to post and all experiences and opinions regarding the blogger breakfast are my own.