Monday, May 28, 2018

WETNESS BELONGS IN THE POOL, NOT UNDER THE ARMS - BAN ROLL-ON DEODORANT REVIEW


Sometimes a product rolls across the desk at Polarbelle Headquarters and my Associate Product Tester and Business Analyst will get grabby hands to test it.  Such was the case when Ban Roll-On Antiperspirant Deodorant, (3.5 oz / $4.29),  arrived.


Just when you think your guy can't possibly surprise you, he does.  He has used Old Spice stick deodorant for decades.  But being the good sport I am, I tossed it to him with a wink and a nod and told him "go for it, kid".

Ban has the roller ball delivery that you'd expect from the name and to my surprise, my husband said he prefers this application.  I just thought of us as stick people so his reaction really surprised me!!  It turns out, after all these years, my hubs is a roll-on man!!! And Ban Roll-On Antiperspirant Deodorant is his product of choice.


 He loves the roller ball for many reasons; the first is the ease of application.  He said the ball rolls easily and smoothly unlike his stick, which tended to have a bit of drag.   The application goes on wet, (which you'd expect from a fluid), and he loves that because you can easily tell if you've covered the armpit.  With a stick, sometimes coverage wasn't complete which would come with a sad realization later in the day.

The deodorant dries quickly, which he's also a big fan of.  He enjoys the nice mild pleasant fragrance and remarked that even with as light as it is, it dissipates quickly so as not to be bothersome.  Best of all, one application of the deodorant lasts all day.  A quick wiff of a manly armpit reveals a light pleasant scent and confirms his testimony.

Has he made me a believer?  Yes, he sure has!!   He's quite enthusiastic about this antiperspirant/deodorant!!

The ingredients:


You can find Ban Roll-On at any drugstore or mass merchant as well as on Amazon.   Learn more on the Ban website.  Am I going to try it based on his review?  You bet I am.   Have you tried Ban Roll-On?  What was your experience?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

THE MAKEUP SHOW NYC POST SHOW WRAP UP #1

Hello friends!!   I recently returned from a whirlwind trip to New York to attend The Makeup Show.  There were three days worth of activities, shopping, teaching and meetings, and every moment was just spectacular.  It was incredible to me to be surrounded by artists all weekend and people who understand the love and passion I have for color and makeup.  I spoke to seasoned famous artists as well as to beginners.  Each were absolutely excited to be there and experience all the show had to offer.  It was just everything to me to be in such an artistically supportive all-encompassing environment.  I'll be floating on my artist's high for quite awhile.

When I returned home, I had pressing contracts and events I had to attend to before I could sit down and tell you all about the show.  I'll be covering everything here and on youtube as well in an ongoing fashion.  To open, I'd like to share the official press release from The Makeup Show, NYC as well as some pictures I took throughout the weekend.



THE MAKEUP SHOW WRAPS A WEEKEND OF INSPIRATION AS BOBBI BROWN, MISS FAME, AND OVER 100 OTHER SPEAKERS TOOK THE STAGE 


Community, networking, education, and inspiration remain the best four words to describe the largest pro makeup event in the United States. 


NEW YORK, NY (MAY 2018) – The Makeup Show NYC, took place on MAY 6 th and 7 th at Metropolitan Pavilion. This year, the show brought a great platform for attendees to network, learn, get inspired, receive amazing deals on some of the top brands in the world, and so much more!

Shelly Taggar, Owner of The Makeup Show states, “The Makeup Show is so much more than just a trade show. It is a place for artists to network, shop, take classes, set new beauty trends in the industry, and for top brands to launch new products to the pro community. With our increase in education this year there was an even stronger sense of community and inspiration for artists. Our goal for the show is to continuously change people’s lives by creating new opportunities and inspiring artists to advance in their careers. I’m very proud of what this show has become and look forward to continuing to achieve these goal in Orlando, Chicago, and Los Angeles.”

 Below you will find a snapshot of what the weekend offered.

The Makeup Show NYC Highlights 

The Makeup Show NYC kicked off on Saturday, May 5th with The Beauty Brunch and Marc Jacobs “Meet the Artist” pre-event. These exclusive events gave attendees the opportunity to meet and network with artists, industry insiders, and top brands, in a more intimate setting. Not only did guests get to socialize and enjoy a cocktail with their idols, they received a gift bag filled with the pro community’s favorite products. The events were well attended by some of the biggest names in the industry, including Sarah Tanno, Kristofer Buckle, Hung Vanngo, Charlotte Willer, Kabuki, Miss Fame, Jordan Liberty, Roshar, and so many more.

(Here I am creeping on Jordan Liberty after the Marc Jacobs Event)

(Jordan was very kind to let me disrupt his lunch to fawn all over him. :)

This year the show featured more than 90 top beauty brands including: Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsors Crown Brush, Silver Sponsors, Frends Beauty, KISS, and TEMPTU, Supporting Sponsors, Smashbox, MustaeV, GLAMCOR, INGLOT, and Alcone Company and Contributing Sponsors NYX Professional Makeup and Pinnacle Cosmetics. Brands from Danessa Myricks Beauty, Breakups to Makeup, Rebels and Outlaws, and black|Up all used the show as a platform to launch and showcase new products to the pro community.

(The new incredibly creamy long wearing artist's pencils from Make Up Forever)
JLo
(Inglot was MOBBED due to the new JLo Collaboration)
(Veil Cosmetics released their new primer at TMS NYC)

The Makeup Show continues to set trends in the beauty industry! This years show was no exception with rose gold product launches, new brand collaborations, and glitter everywhere !

The legendary Pat McGrath hosted a Casting Call for new talent exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC! Artists lined up with portfolios in hand for a chance to be considered and to have the opportunity to interview with the Mother herself!

“Shades of Beauty” Art Gallery made its debut at The Makeup Show NYC! This gallery featured Danessa Myricks and Moshoodat Sanni, two individuals who have inspired us to embrace the artistry of makeup. With their insight of the elements of makeup and fine art, each of these women gave inspiration with every color chosen, every line drawn, every shape and texture.

(Shades of Beauty was the most incredible display of makeup art that I've seen.  I could have spent hours studying the techniques, colors and textures.  This collection proves that "skin is IN".  Sadly, pictures just couldn't capture what I saw with the naked eye but the pics will just give you a little idea of what was there.  The spotlight made for visual perfection in person but rough for photo capture.  You can see more images on my Instagram.)

Shades Of Beauty
(Art by Danessa Myricks.  Look closely at the use of violet on the shoulders and neck.  Stunning use of tone and highlights.)

Shades Of Beauty
(Queen by Danessa Myricks)

Shades Of Beauty
(Artwork by Moshoodat Sanni.  Stunning!!)

Shades Of Beauty

Shades of Beauty
("Bare Your Soul 2" by Moshoodat Sanni)

The Makeup Show NYC also featured a stellar lineup of today’s greatest celebrity artists in a series of keynotes, workshops, and seminars. A few in attendance included Bobbi Brown (bonus: she signed copies of her book to a long line of attendees!), Miss Fame, Elizabeth Scherle, Kevin James Bennett, Jordan Liberty, and more. These speakers shared their secrets to success, techniques, tips and more.

(Bobbi Brown inscribing a book to li'l ol ME!)

The Makeup Show’s Director of Education & Artist Relations, James Vincent took attendees on a beauty tour to some of his favorite makeup destinations. They grabbed a glass of bubbly and hopped on the bus through a ride around Manhattan, making stops along the way at all of James’ favorite makeup haunts.

Metropolitan Pavillion


About The Makeup Show NYC

The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels from LA, NYC, Chicago, Dallas, and Orlando. Bringing each destination over 60 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional. Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business. You can also stay up to date on the hottest show news on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

To stay update to date on The Makeup Show news, participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit www.themakeupshow.com.

I hope you'll come back to read my continuing serious on The Makeup Show NYC. I'll send my youtube vidoes here as well so that you don't miss out on one spectacular moment I experienced during the show. My thanks to Shelly Tagger and Melody Joy PR for this incredible show and opportunity. I have SO much more to come. What are you most excited to hear about from my time in New York?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

BATTLE OF THE BODY GLOWS - ROUND 1 FENTY BODY LAVA VS SMASHBOX VLADA MUA...

New Summer Series!!  Battle of the Body Glows.  Round 1 is Fenty Body Lava in Who Needs Clothes vs. Smashbox X VladaMUA Petal Metal spray.  See which might be right for you thru this video demonstration.



What's your favorite body glow for summer time?

Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads For Mother's Day

Shu Uemura Art of Hair makes incredibly luxe and effective products that are a joy to use! Here are a few of Lola's Secret Beauty Blog's current favorite cleansing, treatment and styling products from them that you will want to know about!

Did you know that May is Melanoma Awareness Month? Cindy from Prime Beauty helps you get your tan on yet keeps it safe with Bondi Sands Self Tanners.

Never Say Die Beauty is a real fan of the unique texture and pigmentation of Butter LONDON's Glazen line. Check out the swatches from the Majestic Metals Glazen Eye Gloss set and the Glazen Blush Gelée.

Did you ever find something that you are just crazy about? That's how Marcia of feels about her RescueHer Essential Kit. You'll want one too once you see it.

Find out how Pammy Blogs Beauty layers her SPF products for Summer!

The new Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter is not only versatile it's absolutely flipping GORGEOUS! Find out why Christa from Realizing Beauty can't get enough of it.

Justina's Gems has tried both the matte and the hydrating versions of Tarte's Shape Tape foundation. See which one is her favorite!

15 Minute Beauty has noticed that her skin has gotten drier over the years. She's just tried the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist and she's amazed at what a difference it has made in her makeup!

Polarbelle has began a new series leading into summer entitled Battle Of The Body Glows. The first edition is a Glow Off between Fenty Beauty Body Lava Who Needs Clothes and Smashbox X VladaMua Petal Metal spray luminizer. See which you prefer for glowing summer skin.

Beauty Judy took the new Urban Decay Beached Collection for a test drive. Check out her looks and thoughts on the palette and lipsticks!


The Beauty Spotlight Team Weekly Reads

Hi guys!! I was away for the weekend at The Makeup Show in LA with no computer, so I'm posting a little late but wanted to make sure y...