Introducing Pevonia's Stem Cell Phyto-Elite Intensive Cream #PevoniaLife

This post was created in partnership with Pevonia. I have been compensated and/or given product for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

As an influencer for Pevonia, I had the opportunity to try their latest anti-aging formula, the Stem Cell Phyto-Elite Intensive Cream ($159). Their Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Cream is a revolutionary formula that was created to brighten, protect, hydrate, and rejuvenate the skin. Although it's mostly targeted for those who have mature skin and are showing severe signs of aging, it's also ideal for those who want to use it as a preventive. I fall into the latter. I normally get apprehensive about using anti-aging skincare products that I've never used before, considering how unpredictable my skin can be. There are some days that it's dry, while other days it is out of control: oily and acne prone. Then there are the days that my skin is seemingly perfect. I believe that Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Cream has been bringing the balance that it needs, as I haven't experiencd any breakouts lately. Even though the hydrating benefits are instantaneous, I know that it takes weeks, sometimes months, to see true results. In my upcoming review, I'll touch more base about the Intensive Cream. I'll also review two other products from the Stem Cell line, the Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Serum ($159) and Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Cleanser ($43.50). To top it off, I'll also be hosting a giveaway for 5 Pevonia Stem Cell Phyto-Elite sample kits.

In the meantime, join their Pevonia Life Advocate Experience to learn more about their products. It's also a good way to accumulate rewards and samples!

Share the Health Event at The Vitamin Shoppe

The Vitamin Shoppe® will host its latest “Share the Health” Expo this Saturday, August 16, in more than 600 stores nationwide from 11 AM – 2 PM (local time). As part of this event, each store will offer its own specialized festivities, such as free product samples and consultations with local wellness partners. Health Enthusiasts, who strive to be the most knowledgeable associates in the industry, will also be on-hand to help answer any product-related questions. This marks the 9th Share the Health Expo hosted by the Vitamin Shoppe since 2012.

During the Share the Health Expo, the first 50 shoppers at each location will be treated to a complimentary gift bag full of samples of a number of health and wellness products from popular brands, such as Coromega®, Nature’s Way®, NeoCellTM and more.

“Part of our mission is to ensure our customers have a personalized shopping experience to fit their health and wellness needs, which includes providing them with the knowledge they need to pursue their goals,” said Doug Henson, Senior Vice President Retail, the Vitamin Shoppe. “During our Share the Health Expo, we are proud to make it even easier for customers to explore the variety of products we offer and learn how to easily incorporate them into their everyday lives.”

The Vitamin Shoppe stores will host wellness partners from their communities throughout the day, ranging from local gyms and spas to chiropractors and product representatives. For information on the specific wellness partners attending “Share the Health,” customers are encouraged to contact their local store.

While supplies last. Samples will vary be region/store location.

bareMinera​ls Opens First-Ever Shade Shop in Soho Today

Today is the opening the first-ever bareMinerals Shade Shop in the heart of Soho, NY. A Shade Shop is a new concept shop for the brand and one that really heroes their award-winning complexion products and brings their California heritage to life.

The shop is absolutely stunning and is an open and airy, gallery-like bi-level space that utilizes raw, natural elements such as wood, polished concrete and repurposed brass fixtures to create a warm and refined atmosphere. One wall is dedicated to portraits featuring women (both models and the brand's employees) with responses to the question "What makes you feel beautiful?" inviting the community to #bareyourself and share their answers as well.

The loft-level floor of the Shade Shop—opening this Fall— will be used exclusively for special events and community activities such as artistry workshops, girlfriend parties and inspired conversations with Leslie Blodgett, Creator of bareMinerals, throughout the shop's two year duration.

A Pomegranat​e a Day Keeps the Toxins Away

With each changing season come new challenges for any skin care routine. This year, make some smart changes to your daily regimen using one of nature’s fruit- pomegranate. This superfood does more than boost your health; it can boost your beauty, too!

Nicknamed the “Chinese Apple,” the Pomegranate has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries because of its antioxidant and antiseptic power to deeply clear the skin’s Micro channels so energy can flow freely.

WEI Beauty’s Pomegranate Buffing Beads ($20) bring out the best of detoxification and exfoliation to your skin in one convenient packet. The combination of finely milled pomegranate peels and round delicate beads buff away dead skin to encourage the growth of fresh new cells and reveal the brighter, younger looking skin trapped underneath. Mix grains and a small amount of any non-abrasive cleanser in the palms of your hand and massage onto face. Rinse with warm water.

beautyblen​der Makeup Hacks

This summer, who isn’t looking for ways to simplify their beauty routine? With these easy makeup hacks and the new beautyblender sur.face pro, anyone can get by in a pinch. Here are our best beauty shortcuts and money-saving cheats!

Top 5 Makeup Hacks with beautyblender & sur.face pro

1. Need to touch up your cheeks? Using your sur.face pro ($40), mix any lipstick with a drop of your favorite foundation for a custom cream blush. Apply with the original beautyblender for a flawless finish.

2. In a rush? Mix your primer and foundation together for one-step application that will last all day.

3. Not sure what to do with all those loose pigments? Put some Vegaline (a 100% natural vegan alternative to petroleum jelly) on your sur.face pro, sprinkle any shade into the Vegaline to create and store a custom lip tint or cream eye shadow.

4. Want light coverage with SPF protection for a day in the sun? Blend using a stick foundation with your daily moisturizer and any SPF using the sur.face pro spatula to create your own BB/CC cream.

5. Looking for a fuller pout? Mix your favorite lip gloss with a drop of peppermint oil to give it a plumping effect. Apply with the new

6. Don’t know what to do with your old beautyblender? Cut the sponge in half lengthwise. Apply three of your favorite nail polish colors to the tip and apply onto your nails for one-step ombre nail art. Use a Q-Tip with nail polish remover to clean the edges.