Beauty Box 5

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With Halloween right around the corner, we’re gearing up with all sorts of bold makeup tutorials to make sure you put your best (and fiercest!) face forward. 

Declare yourself an Ice Queen and bring the chill to any party with the blue hues we modeled on Courtney of B.Y.O. Beauty, above. The cool cosmetic work you’ll achieve will be worth everyone asking you if you want to build a snowman all night.

Our favorite products for nailing the Ice Queen look include:

Tarina Tarantino Pearl Glow Primer in Pearl to prime and illuminate the skin for the layers of products

LashEm False Lashes dusted with some light shimmer eyeshadow powder to give them an icicle feel!

NYX’s Macaron Lippie in Blue Velvet for the perfect blue pout

Bellapierre Cosmetics’ Get The Look Kit in Deep Ocean to layer mineral shadows on lids for maximum intensity, dust them lightly in a contour pattern around the face and lightly on brows, too!

Sparkles and Pop’s Opal Crystal Flower Bib: because every Queen needs some bling.

Self-adhesive rhinestones or regular rhinestones applied with any body-safe glue (like eyelash glue) in a crown pattern

Ready to Let It Go with this look? Snap a picture of your interpretation and tag it on Twitter or Instagram with #bb5icequeen for a chance to be featured on our page!


We’ve got more tutorials on the way this month (hint: under the sea, anyone?) so let us know what other costume-inspired looks you want to see in the comments below!

It’s good to have options. 💋

Busting out some seriously fun color for Halloween makeup tutorials that we’re shooting today!
What looks do you want to see? 👻🎃

You’ve been loving this month’s Eco Chic Limited Edition Box, full of organic makeup and skincare must-haves, and we’re so happy to reveal one of the brands featured: [re]Fresh Skin Therapy!
Created in 2013 by a busy power couple from Boston with a combined 30 years in the beauty industry, [re]fresh Skin Therapy’s philosophy is real results from highly effective therapies which are safe and natural, for healthy skin. 
The [re]Fresh Skin Therapy products are produced in the USA using state-of-the-art equipment at a climate controlled, FDA-registered facility; they use USP-grade ingredients which are all botanically-derived and never test on animals or use animal-derived ingredients. [re]Fresh products are always free from parabens, perfumes, dyes, and phthalates!
We recently had a chance to chat with [re]Fresh co-founder, Joanna Elkayam, about her line, her favorite products, and what sets [re]Fresh Skin Therapy apart from the rest.
BB5: What inspired you to create an eco-friendly/natural brand?
Joanna: I’ve always had very sensitive skin that is prone to allergic reactions if there are too many ingredients in any of my skin products. Because of my sensitivities, my dream was to make my own skincare products that I’m not allergic to! All of our products have very few and simple ingredients, all botanically-derived, and with no preservatives, parabens, or added colors or fragrance.

Are there any tips or tricks you can share with our subscribers about your Rose Glow Cleanser, featured in our Eco Chic box?
A very simple step, that most of us (including me) tend to skip is using facial cleanser in the morning AND at night. Your skin will thank you- the action of taking off all the dirt, oil, makeup, and pollution is like going to the gym for your skin, and it has all kinds of benefits! It boosts circulation and prevents those pesky free radicals from aging your skin while you sleep. When you cleanse both day and night, your skin can repair itself and stay younger-looking for years to come.

Which product is your favorite? Is there one product you never leave home without? 
My everyday go-to is the Rose Cleanser - I love that it smells so clean, and it really gets all the oil and makeup off my skin. But my weekly can’t-live-without product is our Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel - if my skin is breaking out, or I look tired - this instantly brightens my complexion, and leaves my skin really smooth feeling and even-toned.

What products are in your makeup bag right now?
I keep it really simple: the Rose glow cleanser, our Hyaluronic moisturizer, Dr. Perricone’s No Foundation Foundation, and Blistex’s Deep Renewal Lip Balm.

What do you feel sets your brand apart from other eco-friendly and natural brands?
We’ve skipped the trendy ingredients: coconut water! snail slime! (yes, that’s a thing) for ones that Dermatologists have proven to work, like Glycolic Acid, but we make sure they’re naturally derived.
To learn more about [re]fresh Skin Therapy, visit them here and score the Reveal Pre-Peel Rose Glow Cleanser, plus, 6 other full-size organic beauty faves in our Eco-Chic Box, here!

You’ve been loving this month’s Eco Chic Limited Edition Box, full of organic makeup and skincare must-haves, and we’re so happy to reveal one of the brands featured: [re]Fresh Skin Therapy!

Created in 2013 by a busy power couple from Boston with a combined 30 years in the beauty industry, [re]fresh Skin Therapy’s philosophy is real results from highly effective therapies which are safe and natural, for healthy skin.

The [re]Fresh Skin Therapy products are produced in the USA using state-of-the-art equipment at a climate controlled, FDA-registered facility; they use USP-grade ingredients which are all botanically-derived and never test on animals or use animal-derived ingredients. [re]Fresh products are always free from parabens, perfumes, dyes, and phthalates!

We recently had a chance to chat with [re]Fresh co-founder, Joanna Elkayam, about her line, her favorite products, and what sets [re]Fresh Skin Therapy apart from the rest.

BB5: What inspired you to create an eco-friendly/natural brand?

Joanna: I’ve always had very sensitive skin that is prone to allergic reactions if there are too many ingredients in any of my skin products. Because of my sensitivities, my dream was to make my own skincare products that I’m not allergic to! All of our products have very few and simple ingredients, all botanically-derived, and with no preservatives, parabens, or added colors or fragrance.

Are there any tips or tricks you can share with our subscribers about your Rose Glow Cleanser, featured in our Eco Chic box?

A very simple step, that most of us (including me) tend to skip is using facial cleanser in the morning AND at night. Your skin will thank you- the action of taking off all the dirt, oil, makeup, and pollution is like going to the gym for your skin, and it has all kinds of benefits! It boosts circulation and prevents those pesky free radicals from aging your skin while you sleep. When you cleanse both day and night, your skin can repair itself and stay younger-looking for years to come.

Which product is your favorite? Is there one product you never leave home without?

My everyday go-to is the Rose Cleanser - I love that it smells so clean, and it really gets all the oil and makeup off my skin. But my weekly can’t-live-without product is our Fruit Acid 15% Gel Peel - if my skin is breaking out, or I look tired - this instantly brightens my complexion, and leaves my skin really smooth feeling and even-toned.

What products are in your makeup bag right now?

I keep it really simple: the Rose glow cleanser, our Hyaluronic moisturizer, Dr. Perricone’s No Foundation Foundation, and Blistex’s Deep Renewal Lip Balm.

What do you feel sets your brand apart from other eco-friendly and natural brands?

We’ve skipped the trendy ingredients: coconut water! snail slime! (yes, that’s a thing) for ones that Dermatologists have proven to work, like Glycolic Acid, but we make sure they’re naturally derived.

To learn more about [re]fresh Skin Therapy, visit them here and score the Reveal Pre-Peel Rose Glow Cleanser, plus, 6 other full-size organic beauty faves in our Eco-Chic Box, here!

Thought we’d join Vine with some help from Chapstick's Hydration Lock from this month's box.

It’s double-ended to treat lips day + night!

Up your falsies game just in time for Halloween.

Red is classic for a reason, right?

(via clashist)

How to cure the Monday blues? Paint some pretty blue hues on your digits!

What shade of Nanacoco polish did you get in your box this month?💙

Now in the shop: a featured set of 6 Nicka K New York Eye Light Crayons for 50% off!

Our Senior Product Junkie, Felicity used Gold, Bronze, Brown and Violet to make her peepers POP here- and you can grab all 6 for just $13.50, while supplies last!

Mondays are for brushing up on your skills.

Mondays are for brushing up on your skills.

(via makeupfever)