LASHEM® sympeptide infused Liquid Eyeliner. Press Release

le001.02com-lashem-best-false-eyelashesAzusa, California, USA. February 11, 2014 – Chrislie Formulations, the industry leader in state-of-the-art cosmetic technologies has added an innovative liquid eyeliner to their LASHEM® product line. le001.01com-lashem-liquid-eyeliner (1)

The LASHEM® brand has debuted Colour Strokes Liquid Eyeliner, formulated with a peptide rich complex, Sympeptide, designed to stimulate and enhance natural lashes. The product, which derives its lash boosting benefits from natural plant and flower extracts, uses QuSome Patented delivery system, to rapidly reveal lashes that look both younger and more voluminous.

LASHEM® Colour Strokes Liquid Eyeliner is a multi-purpose beauty essential for any modern woman’s makeup bag. The product’s precision tip applicator allows for easy use as both an eyeliner and shadow and is available in three intense shades: Blackest Black, Black Pearl and Espresso.

The product line, LASHEM®, is best known for helping to enhance the most beautiful part of a woman, her eyes. The technologically innovative formulas reveal a more youthful look so that a woman can feel confident that the world is gazing back at the best version of who she is. LASHEM® customers feel empowered because they look good and feel good.

According to CEO and Founder, Helga Arminak, “In a world where women of all ages and cultures juggle families and work, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, women will continue to depend on products created by Chrislie Formulations to help them look and feel their best.”

As a company created by women for women, Chrislie Formulations is actively involved in donating to charities that make a difference in women’s lives. That’s why three percent of all LASHEM® sales are donated to the “Look Good Feel Better” program. The program was originally founded by the Personal Care Products Council who later joined forces with the American Cancer Society to be able to reach a broader group of women. The program, “…teaches beauty techniques to cancer patients to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment” and is active in all 50 states including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

In addition the company continues to show its ongoing support to women experiencing life altering events by encouraging them to become active participants in the community. The social networking site hopes to inspire and provide support for women facing challenges, since, “Nothing enhances a women’s beauty more than empowering others.”

For more details about LASHEM® products, log on to the official website or connect with the brand on Facebook or Twitter.


I have used Lashem products before, and they are great. I specifically used a lash growth enhancing serum that REALLY worked! I am really curious to see how these new products fare, and I am putting them on my list for when my makeup buying ban is lifted!

The Balm- Time Balm Rose Face Cleanser- Review

I have been dying for months to try some products from The Balm. When I saw them on Haute Look, I jumped at the chance to get a few things I have wanted forever at GREAT prices. I purchased a primer, a makeup palette and this cleanser. Lets take a look at it!photo 2 (66)

From The Balm’s website:

“This cleanser will gently exfoliate your skin with Glycolic and Alpha Hydroxy Acids, while removing makeup and impurities. The gel texture of this cleanser leaves the pores feeling refreshed and tight.”

Full of botanicals such as rose, apple, and lemon peel extract, this cleanser is WON-DER-FUL. Light like a lotion, it is very gentle and makes your skin feel great. photo 3 (63)

Once mixed with water, you get a fairly light lather. It has a very mild scent, almost nothing at all, which is kind of a bummer, (because I love yummy smelling things) but also good because it means no fragrance is being introduced to you face. Massaged in gently, and rinsed with cool water, your face feels squeaky clean, yet still very soft! It’s actually the first cleanser I have used in awhile that didn’t leave my skin feeling tight and dry after cleansing.

I also love that it is Paraben-free, Synthetic Dye-free, Phthalate-free, Cruelty-free & Made in the USA.

I would definitely recommend this cleanser, and will keep using this one in the future!

*This was purchased by me, for review.*

Koh Gen Do Soft Gommage Gel- Review

Exfoliating is a huge part of skin care. I am constantly looking at and using different exfoliants to see which ones I like best. Some use gentle acids, some use granules or fibers, or even grains. Koh Gen Doh Gommage Gel is just what it says, a gel. Lets take a look at it!

From the Koh Gen Doh website:pic89-detail

“Botanically enriched peeling gel gently exfoliates while stimulating circulation and encouraging cellular regeneration.

It is an important step in your skin care complementary treatments to maintain a bright, smooth and glowing skin.

Using scrubs with granules may be too abrasive for your skin.

Without the use of harsh granules, this formula’s nourishing and gentle composition makes it ideal for even the most sensitive skin.

This gommage gel requires no technique, but gives you a great treatment just like a professional Spa.

Resurface, Enrich and Revitalize
  • -Removing dead skin cells allows greater absorption of the nutrient–rich moisture to hydrate deeply.
  • -Eliminates impurities build-up on the skin, which dulls the complexion and contributes to the development of micromedones. (clogged pores)
  • -Maintains capillary health and increased oxygenation which is essential to healthy skin.
  • -Contains Chrysanthellum indicum extract which reduces redness and irritation as it smoothes, working to help combat common skin problems associated with Rosacea.
  • -Continued use provides the health of the skin to come into balance.
How it Works

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The Soft Gommage Gel quickly adsorbs dead skin cells as you massage it on your face.

Delivers nutrient-rich minerals into your skin helping it become healthier.”

I really enjoyed this gel! There was no burning, stinging or irritation whatsoever from it. Since it has a smooth texture, there is no abrasiveness.  It feels soft and cool on your skin, soothing! It kinda reminds me of those St. Ives peel-off masks I would do when I was teenager, only it does so much more. My skin felt soft, exfoliated, and looked healthier after several uses.

I love that it was able to do what it does, without using abrasive particles, or chemicals. Just gentle botanicals and fruit oils.

Gentle and natural. What more can you ask for?

Shop Koh Gen Do!

*Samples were provided to me for review. My opinions are my own.*

Rivet & Sway Announces New Collection!

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Rivet & Sway Unveils The Essential Collection, 10 New Styles Inspired by Powerful, Effortlessly


Stylish Women Everywhere

NEW YORK, NY (April 8, 2014) — Rivet & Sway, the fashion-forward online eyeglass boutique designed by and for women, introduces The Essential Collection, offering 10 new styles of opticals and sunglasses

curated for the woman on her way. The woman who knows the smallest details leave a lasting

impression and that classic can look the most contemporary.

Designed for the woman running around town who is always impeccably dressed yet looks effortlessly

stylish, the Essential Collection offers five new optical styles and five new sunglass styles that accentuate

each woman’s ambition and intellect. Featuring a warm palette of pastels and earth tones (with clever

shade names like Tabby Cat, Juneberry and Red Confetti) with hints of bright colors on sharp yet

feminine frames, the collection includes:

• First Edition – A distinctive cat-eye with an inspired palette, this frame is one for the books.2014_fristedition_peacock_front_0

• Shift – An easy, oversized square shape that’s always flattering and forever in style. (Just slip ‘em

on and go.)2014_shift_jetblack_front

• Matchpoint – Fall in love-love with this classic round shape that’s been updated with a flattened

brow and fresh color scheme.2014_matchpoint_tortoisepearl_front

Ampersand – With its sophisticated round shape and rivets dotting each corner, this frame is

designed to punctuate your look.2014_ampersand_redconfetti_front

• Monogram – Make your mark in these square frames accented with rivets and perfectly preppy


• Garden Party – Perfectly round lenses lend a posh air to a playful keyhole bridge and

blossoming color palette.2014_gardenparty_grapefruit_front

• Ambassador – A subtle cat-eye and bowed brow line create a silhouette that’s stately and sexy.2014_ambassador_redamber_front

• Tilda – It’s all in the details. An open, airy shape, subtle rivets and uniquely rounded temples are

both delicate and self-assured.2014_tilda_midnightaqua_front

• Ivy – Curvy angles, classic rivets and a barely-there cat-eye flare put this frame in a league all its


• Derby – Oversized and oh-so-round with glossy, textured temples, these frames make a

statement even from under your most fabulous hat.2014_derby_sablegray_front


“We believe that putting your best face forward includes wearing a perfect-fitting pair of frames – be it

out of necessity or accessory,” said Sarah Bryar, CEO of Rivet & Sway. “The Essential Collection is another

incredible wardrobe of eyeglasses this time inspired by the woman on the verge of something great,

who is beautiful because of the confidence she exudes and who lives her life on the go.”

The Essential Collection retails between $129 (non-RX) and $199, with additional pairs for $99 each.

They will be available for purchase online at, in Rivet & Sway’s showroom in Pioneer

Square in Seattle, Washington and at Caruh Salon in North Seattle.

About Rivet & Sway

Rivet & Sway is the fashion-forward online eyeglass boutique designed by and for women. Their mission is simple: to

set out to change the perception of glasses from being a necessity to being a fun accessory that’s as easy to shop for as

shoes and handbags (perhaps even more so since your face is the first thing people see!) The Rivet & Sway experience

includes online stylists, a free home try-on program and a specially created face shape guide. For more information, visit .


I absolutely love Rivet and Sway. I own two pairs of their glasses and get tons of compliments on them. Interested in purchasing? Use my discount code “stephsways” and receive 10% off!

AcnEase® Tablets from Herborium – Press Release

I thought those of you with acne or Roseacea might find this helpful.

AcnEase Tablets by Herborium

Clinically Tested Herbal Product up to 96% Effective in Treating Acne, alleviates Rosacea symptoms. AcnEase

Over 60 million people in the U.S. have acne, and contrary to popular belief, it’s not a condition that only affects teenagers: In fact, the average age of people with acne is 26.5 (5 more than just a decade ago!). Acne is a skin condition, but it leaves psychological scars. It is commonly treated with topical agents and antibiotics, both of which can result is serious side effects. Now people fighting acne have a new weapon in their arsenal: Herborium Group, Inc., a publicly traded Botanical Therapeutics® company, offers all-botanical ingredients based, clinically tested AcnEase® tablets that have achieved up to a 96% response rate in the treatment of acne and improving symptoms of Rosacea.

The proprietary formula, which is safe and causes no side effects, was developed specifically to treat the underlying causes of acne and works for adolescent and adult acne sufferers (women and man a like) with a variety of acne types, including androgen-related, cystic and hormonal acne. AcnEase® treats current outbreaks and prevents new acne from forming with a holistic, effective approach to skin health. It works for all complexion types and colors and does not discolor or irritate the skin. There are no contraindications or restrictions on sunlight exposure for AcnEase® as there are for many traditional acne treatments. Benefits include:

  • Affordable, effective treatment for acute and chronic acne.
  • Treatment that is safe and all natural (botanical) and can be used on a long-term basis.
  • Prevention of acne scar formation.
  • Pain relief and elimination of the need for surgery or steroid injections.
  • Convenient vitamin-like small tablets suitable and for all ages, skin tones and types of acne for both women and men.
  • Elimination of skin sensitivity and outbreaks due to rosacea.
The acne treatments currently on the market don’t prevent new acne from forming, focusing solely on symptoms. Antibacterial therapy can result in resistant strains of bacteria, and topical treatments can irritate and discolor the skin. Oral contraceptives taken to treat acne can have contraindications and side effects and are obviously not suitable for growing number of men suffering from acne, and the only other systemic acne treatments –Accutane has been withdrawn from the market due to severe side effects.(Generic forms of Accutane- Isotretinoin are still unfortunately on the market and can cause the same very serious adverse side effects).AcnEase® eliminates drawbacks.

“AcnEase® is effective because it treats the causes of acne, not just the symptoms,” said Dr. Agnes P. Olszewski, CEO and Chairwoman for Herborium Group. “A primary cause of acne is an overproduction of sebum (skin oil) by sebaceous glands, which blocks the pores and provide a fertile ground for bacteria to develop, leading to localized inflammation and consequently scarring – it’s a vicious cycle. AcnEase® breaks the cycle, using a proprietary herbal compound to restore balance and skin health. It works for people who suffer from acne of any type at any age, regardless of skin color and complexion.”

AcnEase® has been clinically tested and proven effective. But for Dr. Olszewski, the most touching proof points are the emails and letters the company receives from users who tell the Herborium team that AcnEase® has changed their lives. People who lived in shadow of breakouts and in a fear to show their faces and bodies at any special occasions, those who were reluctant to leave their homes because of their dissatisfaction with their appearance have written to tell the Herborium team that after trying every remedy on the market without success, they’ve finally found the solution they were looking for in AcnEase® and that they have never looked or felt better.AcnEase

Herborium’s unique products (Botanical Therapeutics®) blend Eastern and Western medical traditions to provide the benefits of both. Shaped by the Western emphasis on science, testing and metrics to ensure safety and effectiveness and influenced by the holistic wellness focus predominant in Eastern traditions, Herborium’s Botanical Therapeutics® – including AcnEase® – offer new hope to patients with unmet treatment needs.

The company is currently developing other Botanical Therapeutics® that will address sexual health issues in men and women, energy and stress problems, symptoms of BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia) and other health concerns. To find out more about Herborium, please visit Learn more about AcnEase at

Directions for use (if appropriate): Depending on the severity of acne will depend on which treatment the customer chooses. They have the option to choose mild, moderate, severe, body or severe body. Each treatment has a specified dosage and we also recommend taking the treatment atleast for one month (more severe treatments are 6-weeks). Moderate to severe cases can take longer. The product has over a 96% user success rate. 

AcnEase® Mild Acne Treatment, $79 USD, 72 tablets per bottle, 3 bottle pack
AcnEase® Moderate Acne Treatment, $129 USD, 72 tablets per bottle, 5 bottle pack
AcnEase® Severe Acne Treatment, $175 USD, 72 tablets per bottle, 7 bottle pack
AcnEase® Body Acne Treatment, $195, USD, 72 tablets per bottle, 8 bottle pack
AcnEase® Severe Body Acne Treatment, $230 USD, 72 tablets per bottle, 10 bottle packAcnEase

Where to buy (online and retail):

About Herborium Group, Inc. 
Herborium Group, Inc., a Botanical Therapeutics® company, focuses on developing, licensing, and marketing proprietary, botanical-based medicinal products to consumers and healthcare professionals. The company uses clinical validation to establish and maintain a differential advantage. The company sells its products in the U.S. and Europe. For more information, please visit and

About AcnEase®
The new botanical acne treatment called AcnEase® is the first of its kind, clinically validated, all-botanical acne treatment that breaks the cycle of acne by treating the cause. With a 96% user success rate, this systemic treatment eliminates acne symptoms and prevents acne from coming by rebalancing the sebaceous glands to produce a normal amount of oil, all without interrupting the body’s normal processes.

AcnEase® is a safe and healthy alternative to commonly prescribed prescriptions with side effects. It is a premium acne treatment that is chemical-free, safe to use for women and men of all ages, skin types or types of acne and has no sun or dietary restrictions. Even pregnant women can use this because it is safe and has no side effects. The minimum recommended treatment duration is one month, but in moderate to severe cases, it can up to a few months.

The website has recently been Doctor Trusted™ approved by an independent third party consumer organization.

The product has stellar reviews on popular independent sites such as and and has been successfully used as part of a daily regimen by beauty bloggers including Cassandra Bankson and Coline of Et Pourquoi pas Coline.

Dr. Agnes Olszewski, CEO of Herborium (makers of AcnEase) is also a natural medicine specialist and has been featured as a guest expert on BACK


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