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Fabulous Links of the Week

I met Romero Jennings At The Makeup Show NYC! I interviewed him and Johnny Weir a while ago about MAC’s Glitter & Ice collection for holiday 2011.

I was at The Makeup Show NYC this weekend! As always, it was a great time, with inspiring keynotes, photo ops, makeup, a press preview led by the always hilarious James Vincent, and did I mention…makeup?! I’ll try to get a pic up on Instagram ASAP of some highlights from the goody bag. This year there was really good skin care, and a cool Kat von D lip liner.

While I ran around The Metropolitan Pavilion, where the show was held, beauty news still happened elsewhere in the world. Remember my friends at Memebox? They announced this week they are no longer selling K-beauty products in the U.S., in order to focus more on K-beauty content, such as product reviews and tutorials. But fear not, K-beauty fans. You will still be able to buy Memebox’s K-beauty finds through Amazon. (WWD) (Fashion Network)

And Johnson & Johnson must pay the largest settlement ever in a series of law suits claiming it’s Johnson’s Baby Powder, which is formulated with talc, causes ovarian cancer. In this case, J&J must pay a Virginia woman $110.5 million.  Last year, the personal care giant was ordered to pay plaintiffs in similar cases $70.1 million, $72 million, and $55 million. I’ll just stick to sprinkling it in my shoes. (Allure)

Have a great week! xo

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter.

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Fabulous Links of the Week

The sun reflecting off the Hudson on a cloudy day

It’s that special time: the second week of January, and the first full week after the holidays. How are those New Year’s resolutions going for ya? I know its been a pretty long week for me.

At least the beauty world was busy. A Korean sheet mask subscription service, Michelle O’s best beauty and fashion moments, a great essay by Bobbi Brown, beauty brands that will be big news in 2017, and an 80s revival, in this week’s Fabulous Links!

Sheet mask junkies will love FaceTory, a new beauty subscription service. For only $5 a month and $1 shipping, you get four sheet masks picked for you by the FaceTory team. You’re all set for #skincaresunday each month! (Allure)

As we prepare to say good bye to FLOTUS, the New York Times, Glamour, and Allure have curated roundups of her best beauty and fashion looks. No one made a statement with fashion, wore color, or mixed prints quite like Michelle. We’ll miss you, Mrs. O! (New York Times) (Glamour) (Allure)

Bobbi Brown wrote a moving open letter for Refinery29. She looked back on building her company, and reiterated her powerful message of using makeup to be your best you. Bobbi may be leaving her company, but she’s not going anywhere. (Refinery29)

Here are the beauty start-ups to watch this year, according to Fast Company. And yes, Memebox and Glossier made the list. (Fast Company)

If you remember mall bangs, AquaNet, and scrunchies, beware: 80s beauty is apparently poised to make a comeback in 2017. Gnarly! (Allure)

This week on the blog, I reviewed Babe Scrub coffee body scrub and SimySkin Nourishing Eye Cream.

This year, I’m doing the Eyecandy Project 52 photography challenge. Every week, we have to take a picture inspired by a prompt, such as From Above. Some prompts are relevant to the time of year, some are more evergreen. I’m thinking I’ll post my more successful efforts here about once a quarter. Wish me luck!

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Fabulous Links of the Week

Late summer faves: Essie Gel Setter top coat and Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Oil

Late summer faves: Essie Gel Setter top coat and Living Proof Nourishing Oil

Customizable lipsticks, an online dollar store you’ll love, genius makeup hacks, Olympic nail art, and a K-beauty fave scores major funding, in this weeks Fabulous Links!

AmorePacific, Korea’s answer to Estee Lauder, has introduced customizable lipsticks at its Laneige store in Seoul. I hope the company brings this to the U.S.! (The Korean Herald)

Check out Hollar, the new online dollar store with a ton of beauty booty. (Racked)

These makeup tricks from celeb makeup artists are so genius, I had to share! (Byrdie)

The coolest Olympic nail art in Rio. Its almost as exciting as the competitions! (Allure)

Remember when I discovered Memebox, the K-beauty e-tailer? The company just scored $66 million in funding! (Forbes)

I forgot to mention in last week’s Fabulous Links that Max Factor cosmetics is returning to the U.S. with a limited-edition collection. Remember those commercials with Jaclyn Smith? “Thanks, Max!” (Allure)

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Handmade Beauty Box

Handmade Beauty Box

Handmade Beauty Box

The beauty subscription box is nothing new. Birchbox, Memebox, and friends have been surprising subscribers with a monthly stash of beauty goodies for a while now. But newcomer Handmade Beauty Box puts a new twist on the genre: DIY. I never heard of DIY skincare and makeup, except for maybe using coconut oil as a moisturizer or hair mask.

I reached out to the company and its founder, Anne-Marie Faiola. She was kind enough to answer some questions for me via e-mail. Here’s what she had to say:

What inspired you to start Handmade Beauty Box?

I developed Handmade Beauty Box when I realized how much fun I was having crafting with my kids with their subscription boxes. I thought, “Imagine a DIY beauty box for me and my girlfriends!” I also noticed the popularity of my easy-to-use Bramble Berry soap kits, which made it clear that there was an entire group of people that wanted fully tested, skin-safe beauty and spa projects without having to spend hours researching techniques and ingredients. From there, Handmade Beauty Box was born!

How are you planning to grow the company?

I am so excited to grow the business over the next three years by listening to what our community of Handmade Beauty Box’ers is asking for. Moving into video is a natural as is expanding the scope of the projects into haircare and aromatherapy as well.

You are a beauty box subscriber yourself. What, to you, is the appeal of a subscription beauty box?

As a busy mom, I subscribe to both beauty boxes for myself and also crafting boxes for my kids. I’m constantly looking for shortcuts that help me have experiences as a family, and boxes make it easy for me as a parent. Plus, beauty boxes make it easy for me to try stuff without going in store.

Anne-Marie is quite the DIY’er. She is the owner of Bramble Berry Soapmaking Supplies, wrote a book called Soap Crafting, and is the writer of the Soap Queen blog.

I lack the Martha Stewart gene, but are you a DIY’er like Anne-Marie? Think you’ll try Handmade Beauty Box?

 

 

Memebox and K-Beauty

Memebox Mother's Day Box

Memebox Mother’s Day Box

I recently discovered Memebox, an online store for all things Korean beauty (a.k.a. K-beauty), via this post in BeautyBlitz. So I called up Sulin Yeo, brand strategy manager for Memebox (pronounced “me-me” box), to learn more.

Yeo said the company was founded in Korea in 2012, and moved to San Francisco at the end of last year.

What sets Memebox apart from other beauty box e-tailers is that it is not subscription based. You can purchase a box (or several) as often as you want.

Each box contains 4-7 deluxe-size samples and full-size products centered around a particular skin care concern or theme. The company also offers “Superboxes,” which contain only full-size products. Some Superboxes are specially curated by influencers and bloggers. Said Yeo, “We source everything from Korea, where we have over 680 brand partnerships.”

Memebox offers an Antiaging Box and a Collagen Box to help you win the battle against fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage. I am getting the Collagen Box. I can’t wait, and will definitely do a follow-up post when it arrives!

And yes, the site has a Memeshop, where you can purchase full size versions of your new K-beauty faves.

When I asked Yeo about the name Memebox, she told me the company was named after a popular doll named “Mimi,” a Korean version of Barbie. She said it is spelled Memebox, because “We felt beauty should be all about the individual and the self – hence ‘Me, me’.”

I know I have mentioned K-beauty products before. Did you know that although BB cream was invented in Germany, it first gained popularity in Korea? K-beauty products are rumored to be amazing, and score bonus points for not being too expensive. Memeboxes are less than $30, and Superboxes pretty much run less than $40. Value Sets, which feature two or more boxes, are a little pricier.

Have you tried Korean beauty products? Will you log on to Memebox?