November 2015 Neiman Marcus POPSUGAR Must Have Box

The Neiman Marcus POPSUGAR Must Have Box is curated by POPSUGAR Editor in Chief Lisa Sugar and Neiman Marcus Fashion Director Ken Downing. This box features seven of their favorite items to bring you the best in fashion, beauty, home, and more for the holiday season ahead. The box includes seven luxurious items with a total retail value of over $650 and is the perfect collection of gifts to give and receive for the holidays.

Last Box Revealed: September 2015

HUDSON+BLEECKER Labyrinth Onyx Travel Trio
KRIS NATIONS "XO" Stud Earrings
TOO FACED COSMETICS Brow Envy Brow Shaping & Defining Kit BRIOGEO ROSARCO Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray
NCLA So Rich Vitamin-E Enriched Cuticle Oil
NOURISH SNACKS Almond to Cherries

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The Green Beauty Rules

While most of us wouldn't think of lacing our food with chemicals, many of us don't take it into consideration that's exactly what we're applying on our skin. Our bodies absorb 60% of what we apply on our skin, which is why it's crucial to learn about what's in our beauty products! Jillian Michaels is one of many celebrities who rely on makeup artist Paige Padgett to not only make them look beautiful, but for her sound advice on the do's and don'ts of skin care. Paige takes it a step further by revealing her findings in her new book, The Green Beauty Rules: The Essential Guide to Toxic-Free Beauty, Green Glamour and Glowing Skin – a guide that helps readers learn how to go 'green' with their own cosmetics and skin care!
"Finally, a green beauty book written for the glamorous girl. Paige has been a makeup artist for ten years. No one is more qualified to show you how to be glamorous and green. She explained to me that just like toxic chemicals in food, toxic chemicals in cosmetics are just as harmful to your body. Paige Padgett shows you exactly how to rid your beauty routine of toxic chemicals without having to make your own cosmetics or settle for substandard beauty products that don't work. She will empower you to make good choices for you and your family while keeping you gorgeous. With something useful for everyone, The Green Beauty Rules is the green beauty book you've been waiting for.” – Jillian Michaels

In The Green Beauty Rules, Paige shares her tried-and-true tips in a no-nonsense, yet down-to-earth manner. I have similar books, such as the books by Sophia Uliano (Gorgeous for Good: A Simple 30-Day Program for Lasting Beauty – Inside and Out, Do It Gorgeously: How to Make Less Toxic, Less Expensive, and More Beautiful Products, and Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life) and The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You by Jessica Alba. I still find myself sifting through these books from time to time. The Green Beauty Rules is one of those books that I can easily pick up again and again since the advice is timeless, practical, and inspiring!

One of my favorite chapters is "Green Beauty Looks," which covers ten achievable looks that is complete with a step-by-step guide: Flirty, Sultry, Bronzed, Glamorous, Natural, Bold, Flushed, Gamine, Chic, and Classic. Some of Padgett's go-to beauty products include ZuZu, Ecco Bella, Jane Iredale, Zuli Organic, Kjaer Weis, and my personal favorite - Tata Harper!

Inside The Green Beauty Rules, You’ll Find:

► Debunking the five biggest green beauty myths
► A list of the top estrogenic chemicals to watch out for in products
► Three eco-attitudes and how to flow between them
► How to achieve the look of NARS Orgasm Blush
► Paige's 80/20 beauty diet
► A step-by-step guide to greening your beauty routine
► Paige's Top Ten daily use products
► The three P's to avoid — perfume, parabens, petrochemicals
► Tools for identifying greenwashing, reading labels and decoding packaging seals and stamps
► The difference between natural, organic, and chemically safe
► How to effectively use the Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Database
► The 60-Second Save – How to quickly identify chemically safe products
► Sample Green Beauty Routine

About Paige Padgett

Paige Padgett, a leading authority on green beauty, has never been afraid to go against the grain. An irreverent free spirit, she follows her instincts and her heart. At the mere age of 12 she announced to her family that she was no longer eating red meat. Ironically, her half-Native American grandfather was a cattle rancher. It was no surprise then, that when beauty experts said she couldn't provide safe and eco-friendly makeup artistry and still create beautiful faces, she set out to prove them wrong — and did.

Now considered a leading authority on green beauty, Paige is the Green Beauty Expert for Dasani ECOmmunity Facebook Page,, Jillian Michaels Wellness Team, and founded, a green beauty website. In addition, she is often sought out by the press and has been featured in Shape, Elle, GenLux,,, The Los Angeles Times, Vegetarian Times, Natural Health and Whole Life Times Magazine. Her television, radio, podcasts and live appearances include "Martha Stewart Radio," "San Diego Live," "The Jillian Michaels Radio Show," "Green Is Good," "The Healthy Voyager" and "The Jillian Michaels Wellness Cruise."

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2015 Young Living Holiday Catalog

Essential oils like Young Living can create an a tranquil, inspiring, and beautiful ambiance while promoting wellness. Tia Mowry, Maria Menounos, Natalie Grant, Kerry Washington, Donna Karan, and Gisele B√ľndchen are fans!

The Gift of Wellness: Young Living Holiday Catalog 2015

This holiday season, give the gift of wellness! You'll find gifts like the Collector's Edition Roll-On Set (Breathe Again, Deep Relief, and Stress Away), Wolfberry Tea Gift Set, NingXia Red Gift Set, Aria Diffuser, and diffusers for kids (Dolphin Reef or Dino Land) within the digital pages of the Young Living 2015 Holiday Catalog. That's a mere sampling of what they have to offer!

Young Living Holiday Catalog 2015

How to Order

► Signing up and ordering is an effortlessly easy process. Simply head to to Young Living's site via here.

► To avoid paying full-price, you can sign up as a Wholesale Member. As a Wholesale Member, there's no obligation for you to sell for Young Living. You'll receive essential rewards and 24% off retail pricing.

Note: You can apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) online or provide your social security if you decide to go into business. This is required for tax purposes, especially if you make $600 or more by selling Young Living products. They'll send a 1099 form, which is required by law. You can be rest assured that Young Living will not share your information with anyone!

► Be sure that the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID both state the same: 3289681

You can email me at for more information. You can also learn more about Young Living via here.

This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Getting Shady with FREYRS: The Cat Eye Edition

The notion of sunglasses being exclusive for summer is a thing of the past! Research has indicated that the sun in the cooler seasons can just be as damaging to the eyes just as much it is in the warmer season. This is one of the reasons why sunglasses are one of the most popular accessories throughout the year. The right pair of sunglasses can add an element of style to any ensemble. There are a variety of styles and colors of sunglasses that can easily adapt to different seasons, moods, and vibes. I have quite of a collection of sunglasses since each pair serves its purpose. I love them much as shoes and handbags! My latest obsession is FREYRS.

FREYRS has one of the largest and most eclectic selections of designer sunglasses without a costly price tag! From vintage inspired, cat eye sunglasses to classic aviators, there’s something for every face shape. In fact, they have over a thousand models in stock, ready for shipping the same day! To ensure your eyes are protected, all FREYRS eyewear comes with 99% - 100% UV protection, as standard. Their strategic location is in the Greater Chicagoland, enabling them to ensure a timely delivery, no matter where you are.

I'm particularly fond of cat eye sunglasses and eyeglasses. Cat eye glasses first made their appearance in the 1950s. It's not surprising that the make a re-appearance periodically. They’re ultra flattering on most face shapes. They're also timelessly chic and sophisticated with a hint of alluring quirkiness. That's why I I love that FREYRS offers a variety of different styles and colors of cat eye sunglasses! I opted for the Audrey (Matte Black), Magnolia (Pink) Evelyn (Round; Gold), and Ruby (Black) Cat Eye Sunglasses from FREYRS' Premium Collection.

Nothing is basic about the Evelyn sunglasses. It's fun to wear them, because they're quirky in every sense of the word! I normally don't wear anything that would be considered as outlandish, but there is something that's undeniably chic about these sunglasses. I liken this style to John Lennon Meets Lady Gaga! They exude a confident style that makes these sunglasses a definite head turner.

The Audrey sunglasses have been my go-to sunglasses lately. They're beautiful, classy, and they harmoniously blend in with any outfit that I'm wearing. One of the most notable things about these sunglasses (or any of the sunglasses that I've worn by this brand) is that they're not flimsy in the least. Instead, they're very durable and meticulously crafted at an argumentatively affordable price - $39.95.

I was going to the opt for the Magnolia in black, but I decided to shy away from the norm by selecting the pink frames instead. I'm glad I did! A gentleman stopped me to compliment me on my sunglasses while hiking one day. He said that they were so chic, and I couldn't agree more!

I had been sorely missing my Wildfox Couture sunglasses since I somehow lost them while traveling a few months ago. However, the Ruby sunglasses have been filling in the void since they're strongly reminiscent of the sunglasses that I had.

You can easily find a pair of sunglasses at FREYRS that will sync with your personal style. The toughest part is selecting one pair out of many!

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Pink Out Loud

This month marks the 30th year for the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been educating women about the power of prevention and early detection of breast cancer. Paul Mitchell® and Paul Mitchell Schools partnered with Bright Pink®, a national non-profit organization that focuses on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. Paul Mitchell launched a Pink Out Loud campaign to inspire and empower women of all ages to be proactive and join the conversation about women’s breast and ovarian health.

In spirit of their campaign and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paul Mitchell has unveiled a Pink Out Loud Collection. Their Pink Out Loud Collection consists of beautifying necessities to help you look and feel good! This includes fan-favorites like the Express Ion Smooth+, Express Ion Dry+, paddle brush, sculpting brush, Super Skinny Serum, and Stay Strong. They also have a Blow Out Cancer Kit that includes a bottle of Extra-Body Daily Shampoo, Extra-Body Daily Rinse, Thicken Up, and a limited edition Pink Out Loud Sculpting Brush! These products will help you achieve tantalizing tresses by creating definition and body, while protecting them from harmful UV rays - everything to ensure a covetable blow-out!

Lately, the Express Ion Dry+ has been my go-to blow dryer! It's a better version of their classic Express Ion Dry that comes with state-of-the-art features: ultra-lightweight ergonomic design, digital LCD display that shows temperature, airflow and cool shot settings; 5 temperatures/5 speed settings, 1875-watt professional DC motor, easy-snap removable filter, and a diffuser with vented fingertips to lift and define curls.

I love how the blow dryer gives me full control of the heat settings. Most blow dryers don't give you this kind of control! The lower the heat is, the better for me. The ability of being able to the change the temperature while maintaining the strength of the air stream is one of my favorite features. I also love the diffuser! The diffuser adds fullness and stretches my hair without disturbing my waves in the process. My hair is noticeably shinier, healthier, and less frizzy since I've switched blow dryers.

How to Get Involved

Text PINKOUTLOUD to 59227 to sign up for Bright Pink's monthly Breast Health Reminder with tips to be Breast Self-Aware, and encourage the women in your life to do the same!

Know Your Risk


Visit their Pink Out Loud! donation page to contribute to Bright Pink. Their goal is to raise up to $100,000.

Where to Buy Paul Mitchell

Hair care products by Paul Mitchell, such as Pro Tools, MITCH, Tea Tree, and Awapuhi Wild Ginger, may be found at mass retailers, but it isn’t guaranteed that they’re authentic. They could be old, tampered with, or even counterfeit, and they often cost more than the suggested retail price. To make sure that you’re getting the genuine Paul Mitchell, visit a salon or Paul Mitchell School. Their online salon locator will guide you to the nearest location. You can also purchase authentic Paul Mitchell hair products at Loxa Beauty if you prefer to purchase online. To find out if your territory services Loxa Beauty, visit any product page on Paul Mitchell’s web-site and use the “check availability” button. If you’re eligible to purchase online, you’ll be directed to Loxa Beauty’s web-site, and the best part is, a salon or professional stylist will receive commission on every purchase you make.

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