Genlux beauty editor Beau Dunn picks her favorites for this season. Have a peek!
You can guarantee jaw-dropping looks from all of the award shows, but because the Golden Globes boast stars of both movies and television, the quantity and quality of the red carpet beauty is especially impressive. From intricate updos and messy braids to smoky eyes and femme fatale red lips, there's plenty of pinworthy style inspiration ahead.
Cyber Monday is here - The best shopping day of the year ! Here is my Beauty edit for the hottest Cyber Monday (and Black Friday) sales. Let the holiday shopping begin... xx
La Mer’s Celebration of an Icon in honor of their 50th anniversary was one of the most gorgeous events.
Developed in 1965 in California by Dr. Max Huber, La Mer is a luxury skincare brand to the stars known for being iconic while transforming skin to look and feel endlessly youthful.
La Mer celebrated 50 Years of an Icon on October 13th, 2015 at Siren Studios in Hollywood. Celebrities and influencers, decked out in “Hollywood Glam” ensembles, posed on the green carpet titled the “$3 Million Wall” because was constructed of $3,200,000 worth of Crème de La Mer jars.
Guests included Erin Wasson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Nicole Richie, and Chrissy Teigen.
La Mer transformed the 26,000 sq. ft. space into a massive art installation inspired by the sea. At the entrance stood a giant Crème de La Mer jar, that guests could step inside. Beyond that, incredible things hung from the ceiling like fringe, a giant harp, and acrobats reminiscent of Cirque de Soleil. Models decked out in under-the-sea garb served hors d’oeuvres and bottomless samples of La Mer cremes. The grand finale was a live performance by The Atomics and insanely ridiculous gift bags filled with $1k worth of La Mer’s most popular products.
Celebrity nail artist Sarah Chue gives us inside scoop on what we will see on the red carpet for Emmy's 2016 and what we should anticipate for this fall.
1. You’re the manicurist to the stars. What nail looks should we be anticipating on the red carpet for Emmys 2016?
A. If I could take an educated guess, I am thinking it would be something more on the Fall, "clean" side. I'd expect nudes, reds, dark reds, and possibly geometric nail art or striped patterns for more of the edgy look.
2. How did you begin as a manicurist?
A. I began as a Manicurist in my Senior year in High school, taking up Nail school simultaneously towards getting my license for it. Then after, I started working in at a Nail shop to a Spa Nail setting in total of about 9 years before moving to LA where I began to freelance my work.
3. Who was your first celebrity client?
A. My first celebrity client was Debby Ryan, an Actress who starred on the Disney Channel and is also a talented singer.
5. Will we see gels or regular nail polish on the red carpet?
A. I think we will see both regular polish and gels. Gels are so in right now!
6. What is your favorite nail shape?
A. My favorite nail shape are oval nails. No matter how your fingers look, an oval shape will always elongate it! Not to mention, it's super classic looking to me.
7. Do you have any nail tricks or secrets you can share?
If you just polished your nails and knick it on accident while they are still drying, you could actually fix it pretty easily without having to take off the whole polish off the nail so as long as the mistake is huge. Lightly dab your finger with acetone (polish remover), then gently dab it maybe a few times over your smudge to smooth out its wrinkles. Polish it over with your color and there you have it! Don't forget to top coat it again.
8. What do you see as the up and coming nail trend for fall?
A. I see gray, dark greens, and nudes as the upcoming fall trend. But I would definitely love to see chocolate browns in there! As far as designs go, I see symmetric lines and geometric shapes as the on-coming trend. Be on the lookout!
1. Cochine Jasmine Garden Diffuser 2. Alterna Bamboo Beach Summer Hair Shine 3. Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Body Cremé 4. Kai Body Butter 5. Calypso St Barths Mimosa Parfume 6. Philosophy Sea of Love Fragrance 7. Nest Blue Garden Candle 8. Maison Martin Marginal Beach Walk Toilette Spray 9. Bobbi Brown Beach Perfume Rollerball 10. Tocca Beauty Rollerball 11. Oribe Cote D'Azur Perfume 12. Summer Haus Coconut Vanilla Candle
Bobs, blush and red lips hit the Chanel show at Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris. “Karl sent me, as usual, a sketch of a very specific, sharply angled bob, which he felt perfectly accentuated his designs,” said mane master Sam McKnight. “We went to work in the studio, cutting and shaping dark wigs into slightly different lengths and angles.” The end result was a “wig hat,” a “slightly futuristic accessory” we saw the French house call upon at the Resort show in Seoul.
Just landing from a 12 hour flight from London, I have to admit, jet lag is the worst. Here are a few products I love and use, to combat the pesky exhaustion that comes with travel.
Hotel Bel-Air has welcomed Susan King, Intuitive Counselor to the stars, for her week long residency at the Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie. Susan has over 25 years of experience on working with clients to find a new perspective on what may be troubling or confusing in life.
I was lucky enough to attend a media event last night, and was able to meet Susan in person. Within two minutes of speaking, she clued in on troubles I was having. Lets just say I already made my 60-minute appointment - and can't wait to hear more!
Susan King counseling and therapeutic services include:
Intuitive Counseling Session
60-minute intuitive counseling session with Susan to heal the mind and reduce stress levels, leaving you refreshed, lighter and happier.
Mind, Body & Spirit Package
75-minute massage with focus on the scalp and head to deeply relax and rejuvenate the body. This will be followed by a 60-minute intuitive counseling session with Susan.
120-minute ultimate indulgence body therapy, with two spa therapists for a full body relaxation experience. This will be followed by a 60-minute intuitive counseling session with Susan. Intuitive counseling helps participants see clearly and look at their life in a new and different way. It is ideally combined with any type of massage or holistic therapy, allowing this unique partnership to heal the mind, body and spirit alike.
To reserve a package or request additional information, please contact Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie directly at +1 310 909 1681; or email laprairie.HBA@dorchestercollection.com.
RGB has created a polish that contains no formaldehyde, toluene, DBP (dibutyl phthalate), formaldehyde resin or camphor, which makes it better than most of the polishes we own. All of RGB's products are cruelty-free and vegan. They come in a multitude of gorgeous colors that are perfect for spring/summer and are long lasting.
RGB polishes are available online at RGB and priced at $18.
The perfect introduction to 100% natural & nontoxic skincare! This award-winning beta-hydroxy treatment works like a traditional peel to provide an instant solution for dull skin – without causing downtime or irritation. Delivers instant glow, minimizes the appearance of pores and improves texture for smooth, glowing skin. Formulated to deeply purify and help decongest surface debris and dead skin for a refreshed, instantly revitalized appearance.
Juice Beauty offers skincare and makeup that’s certified as organic. The skincare line uses a certified organic juice base in its products which actually does wonders for the skin. They offer some pretty insightful reasons to implement an organic makeup routine and with this beauty line it wouldn’t be hard to make the switch.
A deeply hydrating balm, formulated with rare East African shea butter, cold-pressed oils and botanical ingredients to help soften, moisturise and promote skin suppleness. Pomegranate, seabuckthorn and raspberry oils revitalise the appearance of ageing skin and restore radiance.
Suitable for dry, mature or environmentally stressed skin.
Certified natural, socially responsible and with the clinical data to back it up, Amala Rejuvenating Eye Cream goes to work on pretty much every under-eye perfection with a potent mix of beautifying botanicals like acai, licorice root and green algae.
The antioxidant-rich and free radical-defender cocoa bean, a key ingredient in the cream, is sourced from a fair-trade farm in Peru. Plus, all the ingredients are custom-distilled, which helps the plants keep their potency.
ILIA is an eco-friendly cosmetics line complete with lipsticks, eyeshadows and powders. All products are organic and natural, even the packaging is eco-friendly as the lipstick case is made of recycled aluminum. Each product is also certified as 85 percent organic, which is pretty darn good if you ask us. After some pretty rapid growth, the cosmetics brand now offers over 44 pieces and is available in more than 15 countries.
The Destination: Situated on Canon Drive in prime Beverly Hills 90210, Thibiant Beverly Hills was founded more than 40 years ago by Aida Thibiant, known as the "Face Saver to the Stars." Aida believed in a customized approach to each clients particular beauty needs, due to the skin's always evolving and changing surface.
The Appointment: Thibiant offers a multitude of treatments ranging from customized facials, massages, and body wraps to a full beauty salon including make up, hair, spray tanning and a full nail salon.
Dr. Harry Glassman, world renown plastic surgeon to the stars, and now owner of Thibiant has built onto the existing foundation of the European Skin Clinic, and added on the institute of Aesthetic Medicine that includes Botox , Dermal Fillers, facial peels and body treatments to name a few.
Beyond the Spa: Catering to a eclectic clientele of travelers and everyday Beverly Hills locals, Thibiant over the past forty years has perfected their skin care line so you can take a bit of Thibiant Beverly Hills home with you. They have formulated a luxurious line of treatments for the face and body that include custom blended creams with nutrient-rich botanical extracts, seaweed extracts, botanical extracts and aromatherapy. If you have the pleasure of having a customized treatment at Thibiant, the estheticians personally cater to your beauty needs and create a personalized beauty regime so you can continue your care anywhere in the world.
The Giveaway: We are so excited to announce we have partnered up with Thibiant for our first ever Instagram Giveaway! To apply please click here!
How to Enter : Follow @Genlux & @ThibiantBH on Instagram | Repost Photo with Hashtags #Genlux & #ThibiantProduct and tell us why you would love a day at the spa! We can't wait to hear why!
Win : A customized facial valued up to $200.00 !
If you are not Los Angeles based you will win a Customized Product Package valued up to $200!
Rules & Regulations : No Purchase Necessary . The Giveaway will last a week. Friday March 20th - March 27th. The winner will be chosen at random. The winner will be announced here on Beau's Beauty Blog and on Instagram. The winner will be contacted via direct message on Instagram. Accounts can apply as many times as they would like.
449 N Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210
Tom Ford has swapped his London location to show his Fall 2015 collection in Los Angeles, in the city of angels, two days before the Oscars. The beauty look was a mix between Old Hollywood, and concentrating on a smokey eye that brought sex appeal - a smudged up and f*ed up look to all the models. "I'm going to say that word that Tom Kept using: shaggable," says makeup artist Mary Greenwell. The skin was prepped with Tom Ford Illuminating Primer, to give the models a glow before applying Traceless perfecting Foundation. The focus of all the looks was given to the Tom Ford Beauty Eye Color Quad in Cocoa Mirage, that gave the smudged sexy smoky eye look. The hair was pulled off the face, and created by lead stylist Sam McKnight, required a lot of tested texture with a braid twisted into a chignon.
Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and if your looking for a last minute romantic gift idea, look no further. La Prairie spa is nestled among the sprawling 12 acres of gorgeous landscape gardens of Hotel Bel-Air. Just minutes from Beverly Hills, Hotel Bel-Air is regarded as one of the most beautiful and romantic hotels in the world.
Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie has featured an exclusive Valentine's Day package entitled "Do Not Disturb," which includes a 60 Minute Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage with a complimentary scalp massage with aromatherapy essential oils. Following your couples massage, Chocolate covered strawberries and champagne will be delivered to your Enclave suite, a 570+ square foot sprawling private suite, which includes a shower, bathtub, shaded patio with a waterfall and outdoor seating. Now that sounds romantic!
Happy Valentine's Day!!
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