Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sweet Summer Must Have!

I have been on the search for the perfect body butter, and I think I have finally found it! 

Korres is a skin care / cosmetic / body line that believes natural formulations that create maximum results. 

For Summer 09' they formulated an awesome body butter that is "Melon" scented. The sweet melon scent literally made me feel like I was lounging in a white sand beach in Greece ; ) 

It smooths on the body without a greasy feel and quickly gets absorbed. A little bit truly goes a long way. 

It is enriched with Shea Butter, Almond, Avocado & Sunflower oils.

 It also has quince, which reminds any stressed skin that everything is going to be just fine.

The jumbo size of this body butter is $29.00 and can be found at:

If you really love this product you will most likely love their body wash as well, it has the same amazing sweet scent, is enriched with "Active Aloe"- Anti aging and also stimulates collagen and elastin. And has vitamins E, C and Zinc. 



Monday, June 29, 2009

luscious lips

nothing is worse than dry-chapped lips...and picking at your lips with your teeth or fingers does not scream attractive.

my tips on keeping your lips l-u-s-c-i-o-u-s:

1. the only person in this world that should NOT drop the habit of lip smacking is ll cool j. but the fact is, frequently licking your lips makes the dry. our lips have a natural protective barrier and saliva contains digestive enzymes that can break down these barriers.

2. exfoliation is key. ever feel you are constantly putting on your lip balm/chapstick on over and over again and nothing seems to do it? that is because you are hydrating the dead skin on your lips and not really getting to your lips.

3. hydrate your smackers not only with the obvious blam of your choice but with water too.

4. protect. spf should not only be on your face and body but on your lips as well.

my favorite product:

la prairie lip renewal

i know that it is a hefty price tag. but, if you really want to splurge and treat your lips this is an amazing product. this really does it all! it will repair, firm, exfoliate and deeply hydrate your lips while reviving your natural lip color.

those that wear lots of lipstick know that overtime, your lips will start to look a bit pale.

i use this product night and day and i've found that i don't have to apply chapstick/lip balms throughout the day because this makes your lips THAT soft and kissable. not only will you appreciate but your significant other because they won't end up with sticky lips.

an alternative for less than $5:
(a quick tip & trick used by many models)

good ol' vaseline. slather a good amount on your lips before going to bed at night and in the morning using a soft toothbrush, manually exfoliate the dead skin off your lips. using a toothbrush on the lips will help temporarily bring blood flow and circulation leaving your lips a bit rosy. last, put on your favorite lip gloss/balm of your choice.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sula Nail Polish

I came across this interesting nail polish when I was browsing at Ulta. 

Created by Sula, a Canadian based fragrance line, these nail polishes are water based - vibrant hues - that DO NOT need nail polish remover! I wasn't sure how I really feel about these polishes. 

The info that I can offer is that although they are water based, they add a great intensity of color, but since it is water based the color really isn't too long lasting. It does peel off in nice and neat strips. 

Overall, I think its a fun polish but I personally prefer a longer lasting polish. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Living Proof

Living Proof. No Frizz technology is the first anti- frizz technology in over 30 years!

Living Proof has solved the global "frizz" problem by creating a new molecule, PolyfluoroEster, which targets the two main causes of frizz; humidity and friction.

PolyfluoroEster, is a thin humidity barrier, smaller than silicone, that reduces surface friction and and absorption of water aka humidity. Resulting in, frizz free, light weight, gorgeous hair.

From personal experience of using this product, I can say that after using it the first time my hair was not frizzy, and I have thick super coarse hair!

All you need to do is wash hair and apply cream or spray to damp hair and continue to style.

I think it works better if you use hot tools, such as a blow dryer or flat iron to get maximum results, but letting your hair air dry will do too.

They have different creams / sprays for different hair types. Check the chart above to match your type.

This product costs $24.00 and is well worth every penny!!!

You can find this at:

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Sugar Lip Treatment!

Fresh has just announced the new birth and addition to its Sugar collection - Sugar Rose!

This new lip treatment offers the same great qualities of the original lip treatment (SPF 15 UVA/UVB, hydrates, repairs and protects lips) but now adds a hint of rose to the lips.

What it is WITHOUT:
  • Petroleum
  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Synthetic Dyes
  • Phthalates
And what's even cooler, is that they dropped the price from 24.00 to 22.50! 

You can find this at:



Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rose just came out and can be found at Sephora

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

mac facecharts

i won't go into explaining what a facechart is because i know everyone that is reading this blog right now has been to the mac counter. it was one of my favorite things to do besides a makeover to make the day go by. it's was also one of my bigger responsibilities at the counter since i was the facechart specialist. my job was basically to make sure that our facechart book looked fabulous @ all times. also to give my fellow girls guidance, tips & tricks when needed.

here are some samples of my work.

one of my accomplishments @ work. this was chosen to go into a MAC prom lookbook-
which is a compilation of the best facecharts from different counters in my region.

i tried to really focus on making each and every single one different. i was told a while back that the artist tends to create facecharts that'll resemble them in some way or another. i've noticed & have been told in mine that it was the brows. the overall shape is very similar to my own. other than 2 of the lip looks, i've had all of the looks on my own face at one time displayed here in my facecharts. that is really the biggest thing i miss being at a mac counter. it was only there i could get away with having crazy, funky makeup looks on my face. makeup-wise, everyday was halloween! it really pushed the artistry aspect of it all.

so now it goes from my face to yours~

~jenn =)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

beauty getaway

this is last minute but i thought i'd put it out there.

date: friday, june 19th
time: 10am-6pm
where: mona's - 12 sylvan ave. englewood cliffs, nj 07632

*there is tons of parking in the back, just make sure to go in through cafe italiano.


shiseido experts will be at the store giving free skin analysis, 30 minute facials and makeovers. one of the trainers and i will be doing the makeovers all day but it is by appointment so if you are in need of a little tlc and want to look fabulous friday, call the store and stop by.

the remaining times that are available: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 3:00 and 3:30.
the store number is 201-585-6045/6046. call asap because spots are limited!
AND don't forget to mention to mention me~!!

hope to see you there!!

~jenn =)

Monday, June 15, 2009

my HG (holy grail) sun product

darphin soleil plaisir spf 30

do sunscreen without smelling like it or having that sticky fly trapper feeling. like most darphin products, this silky-light, water-resistant cream sinks immediately into the skin. and the best part about it is that it is oil-free!! this product protects against both uva and uvb rays. say no to aging and burning!

key ingredients:

  • state-of-the-art antioxidants. venuceane is a heat activated antioxidant which means as the sun intensifies, this product works harder to protect your beautiful face. (as much as i should...i will not be applying sunscreen over my makeup so this is perfect!)
  • aloe vera
  • vitamin e

as with all sunscreen, this should be the last thing you put on when it comes to your skincare regimen right before your makeup AND sunscreen should not be replace your moisturizer either.


  • use an ounce (think a shot glass full) of sunscreen for our entire body
  • wait about 15 ~30 minutes before going outside to allow our skin to absorb the product

~jenn =)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Minerals in the Mist

YoungBlood Cosmetics has launched these awesome Minerals in the Mist collection in three different scents:

  • Refresh- Citrus, Tangerine and Grapefruit
  • Restore- Citrus, Grapefruit, Lime and Rosemary
  • Recharge- Spearmint, Peppermint, Ginger and Lime  
What is it?
-Water base enriched with vitamins and minerals

What it does?
-Maintains a radiant and healthy complexion
-Hydrates skin and locks in moisture

What it contains? 
-Vitamins A & E

What it DOESN'T have?
-Artificial Color

When to use?
-After cleansing
-Before makeup

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Revolution Organics Body Balm

The only beauty balm you'll need!! 

This travel friendly all over certified solid organic moisturizing balm is formulated using only USDA food grade health promoting organic ingredients such as:
  • Organic Cocoa Butter
  • Organic Shea Butter
  • Organic Beeswax
  • Organic Olive Oil
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Organic Apricot Oil 
What's even better, this balm has over 22 uses from your nose to your toes! 

Just to name a few:
  • Soothes chapped lips
  • Fights free radicals
  • Softens lines
  • Prevents stretch marks
  • Conditions dry skin
  • Feeds parched nails
  • Tames unruly brows
  • Primes skin for makeup
  • The list goes on and on and on 
You can find this product at:


New Addition to Beauty Logistics / Jenn Kang

I am super excited and honored to say that one of my closest friends, Jenn Kang will be writing for Beauty Logistics! 

Jenn is a passionate, dedicated, and talented as heck!! - She can prescribe anyone a mean skin care regimen that will make you put your best face forward!! She has been in the beauty industry for over a decade and together we're going to make the universe beautiful once face at a time! 

Here is some of Jenn's work for your viewing pleasure! 


Hope you enjoy everything that we write!! 
We are Beauty Logistics! 

Monday, June 8, 2009

Sun 101

as we enter summer and start baring more skin, i cannot stress how important it is to protect yourself from the sun. although, may was the official month for skin cancer awareness, it is something we should constantly be aware of.

we all know and have been told time and time again the dangers of UV (ultra violet) rays but sadly, in most cases, vanity almost always trumps the warning signs of skin cancer.

raise your hand if.....
  • you have told yourself in the blistering winter months how you couldn't wait for the warmer months so you could just lay out on the beach.
  • you have signed up for a great package deal at your local tanning salon because self tanners made you orange and (we're in the recession baby~) spray tans are just too damn expensive, smell and don't last long enough.
  • you only apply sunscreen when you know you'll be exposed to the sun....and THAT if you remember.
some quick facts:

UVA = aging
  • is present all 365 days of the year like your postman. (rain, sleet, snow or sunshine)
  • penetrates deep into the skin layers
  • affects long term skin damage. (again, going back to aging!)
UVB = burning
  • responsible for the tanning & burning
  • is related to more than 90% of non melanoma skin cancer
  • protected against spf (sun protection factor) in sunscreen

did you know?
  • one person dies every hour from melanoma or skin cancer. (scary~ if you think about it)
although, melanoma is far more dangerous than skin cancer and is the leading cause of skin cancer death, it is preventable and almost always curable if it is detected early on.

my favorite products in protecting yourself is next~!

~ jenn

Permanent Manicure

O.P.I has come out with a collection of superpowered polishes. Mimicking the technology of acrylics without of the thick fakeness of it.

Axxium Gels is the new reincarnation of acrylic paste - pliable as regular paint, but once set under UV light, it forms a lasting bond with the nail that won't chip. 

Not only that, these gels also provide a protective covering over your natural now so they can effortlessly grow without breaking or chipping. 

Available in some of O.P.I's most popular colors such as :
  • Lincoln Park after Dark- (Deep Purple)
  • Russian Navy- (Deep Blue) 
  • Minx
For anyone who wants a supercharged manicure, Minx, a pliable film that is available in 165 variations including, Gold Studs and Silver Lining (Beyonce Knowles & Blake Lively's favorite!)

Guaranteed to keep your nails looking shiny, polish perfect and flawless! 

You can find this product only at salons. 

Prices vary from $45 - $60 and last approximately 10 days.

The application process is half the time of a regular paint job. The nail technician applies the the gel under a heat lamp without the possibility of zero smudging . Removing it is even easier - a direct blast with a hair dryer will do the trick. 


Friday, June 5, 2009

Kiehls New Limited Edition Superbly Restorative Body Lotion

               Parson's The New School of Design

          Kelly Slater

Erykah Badu 

Adrian Grenier 

Kiehl's has collaborated with Adrian Grenier, Kelly Slater, Erykah Badu, and Parson's The New School of Design in order to raise up to $100,000 for the waterkeeper alliance. 

100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Waterkeeper Alliance 

Not only is this for a good cause, the lotion itself it wonderful! 

This body lotion is packed with: 
-Argan Oil 
-Vitamin E

Help's improve skin's texture and resilience. 

Help's enrich skin's moisture barrier.

Leaves skin soft with a healthy glow.

Formulated with a naturally derived preservative system

You can find this at:


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Korres Pomegranate Makeup Wipes

What it is? 
  • Refreshing, moist cleansing wipes that are perfect for oily and combination skin.
What it does? 
  • Remove makeup, dirt & impurities, tightens pores and provides antioxidant protection. 
What is contains?
  • Pomegranate Extract
  • Vitamin E
What it's WITHOUT?
  • Parabens
  • Sulfate
  • Synthetic Dye
  • Petro Chemicals
  • GMO
  • Phthalates 
  • I think these wipes are so yummy!
  • They smell delicious
  • Remove heavy / waterproof eye makeup and lipstick
  • Don't leave your face feeling tight or dry
  • Only 25 wipes come in a package
  • Sells for $12.00
You can find this at:



Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Frederic Fekkai Summer Hair Collection

Guaranteed to make you hair look like you just spent the day chill'N in St. Tropez! This must have summer hair set will keep the frizz away while protecting your locks from UV damage, chlorine and sea water! 

Zero Humidity Frizz Control 

What it is? 
- Anti Frizz treatment to be used pre-style

What it does?
- Blocks humidity and seals in hydration

What it Contains?
-Sea Algae
-Aqua Nutrients

   What its WITHOUT?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bliss Bikini Perfect Deluxe

I think that this is the most amazing thing for summer! Bliss has collaborated with Phillips for this baby! This is a personal hair removal system that even your man will be wanting to use! 

What is it?
  • Personal trimmer that is cordless and rechargeable

What it does?
  • Trim and tame unwanted hair 

What this kit includes? 
  • 6 different attachments for hair removal for different areas of the body
  • Precision Trimmer
  • Precision Comb
  • Epilator
  • Micro Shaver
  • Micro Trimmer
  • Eyebrow Comb
  • 5 Ingrown Hair Eliminating Pads
  • Lemon & Sage Body Butter
  • Lemon & Sage Body Scrub
I have personally used this and I can't live without it! I carry it with me when I travel for a quick trim on the go! 

You can find this at: