Category Archives: FACE + EYES

You’ll Never Guess What This Device Does!

September 19, 2017



Welp, that is what it is.

JUVALIPS is here

According to Instagram, the millennials have called it:  Plump asses and full plumped lips are now the norm.

But seriously, why would any young woman spend her hard earned money on overpriced fillers and lip injections? Save that for us older women who are really battling with anti-aging fullness-depletion!

JuvaLips, is a perfect way to see if this is even right for you. You may prefer your natural pout. You may find plumper fits your face better. Who knows. But here is a very temporary, noninvasive way to find out.

The convenient, safe and natural way to plump- no more ridiculous looking lips or bruising while achieving your fuller pout and seeing if this is right for you.

The process lasts one minute to two minutes and can be done longer for stronger effects. It works with suction to the lips that boosts blood flow into the capillaries of your lips and also minimizes the fine lines around the lips. This is the part that speaks to us too, as years of smoking, sun and aging certainly create unsightly lip lines that can cost a ton to manage.

The sleek design comes in a compact size so it is easy to take on the go for touch ups and travel.

JuvaLips is battery powered with a soft contoured fit that provides a gentle comfortable seal and comes with a removable mouthpiece for easy cleaning as well as replaceable felt liners that apply equal pressure on the lips. The pushbutton control provides consistent treatments for each use as the pressure regulated pump gives safe and reliable results.

Purchase includes:

  • JuvaLips Original lip plumper device
  • Removable mouthpiece
  • Microfiber carrying bag
  • Two AAA batteries

Also includes 5 replacement pads, these pads last for hundreds of uses and are available for purchase.


*Sponsored post - 
XX Ashley

Keep Your Face in Place with Cargo! Swimmables Collection

September 9, 2017

I’ve been asked by many of you – what is the best swimmable/waterproof make up…? Hmm…This was a good question, as the only thing I LOVE to be waterproof are lips, eyeliner and mascara. So my challenge to hunt down a fresh summer look that wouldn’t wash off during that dip in a pool was a good one. And let’s not forget just a basic sweaty face from summer heat and humidity.

Alas, my fave – Cargo Cosmetics – has got you covered with their waterproof, sweat-proof Swimmables collection. Sounds too good to be true, huh? Try it out for yourself!


Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Bronzer: Achieve an instant radiant glow with this silky powder that’s not only sweat-proof and weatherproof, but also gives your skin a natural looking-color without the dreaded orange tone. This bronzer is customizable due to its buildability and doesn’t streak or fade, leaving a bronzed look from day to night! (, $29.00)

Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush: The perfect complement to Swimmables Bronzer, this sweat-proof, waterproof and weatherproof blush allows your cheeks to stay colorful without streaks or fading, no matter the occasion. (, $26.00)

Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat: Finish off your waterproof makeup look and transform any mascara you own into a tear-proof, waterproof, and sweat-proof formula. This invisible top coat transforms your lashes without affecting the performance of your favorite non-waterproof mascara! (, $22.00)

My Favorite Childhood Vanity Mirror Is Back!

September 1, 2017

Ok so growing up this mirror was life. I was looking for a fun mirror for me and my now tween and thank you Amazon. I LOVE THIS! Ok, full disclosure – my 11 year old nabbed and is doing fake Youtube slime tutorials while looking in it  – but it’s all good.

Super fun and affordable for the holidays as they are UPON US NO JOKE!!

Jerdon’s Tri-Fold Two-Sided Lighted Makeup Mirror .

Here’s why it’s one of the most-loved mirrors on the market:

Adjustable magnification, 1x and 5x

Adjustable light settings for daytime, evening, home and office to view yourself in the best light no matter your environment (this can be SCARY!!! office? NO PLEASE!)

Built-in electrical outlet to plug in a curling iron or cell phone charger

LOVE IT!  Has a totally retro 80’s vibe but I don’t even think they are thinking of that when selling it. I do, and it’s so fun.



Modern Masculinity: Men’s Grooming Day 2017

August 18, 2017

For National Men’s Grooming Day, Groomed LA teamed up with Baxter of California to support their #LifeLivedTrue Campaign. Baxter of California, a brand born in LA from its founder’s independent spirit, sought to reimagine its position in men’s grooming through provoking, real stories and cultural observations that connect with evolving trends, preferences, and lifestyles.  The resulting brand campaign, “Life Lived True,” is an honest depiction that grounds the brand in a modern California culture through a lens that is inclusive of all expressions of masculinity—modern masculinity. “Life Lived True is about being honest with yourself, embracing your imperfections, and not being afraid to showcase who you are as you experience life. This campaign aims to show our consumers that we will never be a brand that wants to dictate who they should be or how they should live their lives. Baxter of California wants to be a partner on your journey, empowering you to make your unique mark on the world by living freely and authentically,” notes Baxter of California’s Global General Manager, Yann Joffredo.

The brand teamed up with agency of record Exposure America and photographer Ben Grieme to introduce “Life Lived True” in the city it has called home since 1965—Los Angeles. The series of portraits, accompanied by scenic imagery, shine a light on the diverse subjects, cast from the streets of LA—true to the spirit and culture of this city.  It was important for the brand that this honest, authentic spirit of California culture was captured not only by the subjects’ stories and their environments, but also through their unique styles and grooming habits. The brand enlisted the help of Baxter of California Lead Stylist, Whitney VerMeer, to get the job done.

“I work with a lot of career models, but my favorite projects are the ones where I cast people from Instagram or someone I pass on the street who has an interesting or intriguing look – most don’t have a modeling background in any capacity. There’s something really beautiful about watching a person transform behind camera and see their confidence blossom throughout the process. It was easy to appreciate the fresh approach and styling of this Baxter of California shoot since it’s very much in line with what I do,” Whitney VerMeer, Baxter of California Lead Stylist and NAHA 2017 Men’s Hairstylist of the Year.

xx Jonathan Stinson 

The Limited Edition Clarins Summer Collection You Don’t Want To Miss

August 7, 2017

The Clarins 2017 Summer Collection is a limited-edition collection aimed to making you look and feel Sun kissed all summer long and into fall.

Behold the bronze-Gold gorgeousness of the Bronzing & Blush Compact, 4-Colour Eyeshadow Palette, Waterproof Eye Pencil, and Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil.

Clarins 2017 Summer Collection has your summer makeup pared down and taken care of. Underneath the color lies effective, natural plant extracts that respect and care for your skin.

Available at all Clarins counters and on in April 2017.

4 Colour Eyeshadow Palette Wet & Dry. Smoothing & Long Lasting $43.00

Four satin, matte and iridescent eyeshadows – Matte Beige, Golden, Orange Pop, and Brown – create a flawless gradient of solar shades. Formulated with 100% mineral and vegetal pigments, they can be applied wet to create an intense effect, or glided on dry for softly defined eyes.

Bronzer & Blush Compact $40.00

Create an instant, sunny-looking glow with this limited edition easy-to-use Bronzing & Blush Compact. Formulated with an exclusive Vegetal Micropatch which creates a natural film on skin’s surface to prevent dehydration. This ultra-fine texture also contains the Clarins’ exclusive Anti-Pollution complex leaving skin soft and protected all day

Water Proof Eye Pencil Waterproof Eye Pencil $26.50

These new gold and copper Eye Pencils offer a creamy ultra-smooth tip that glides on effortlessly for precise application above or below lashes. The water-resistant formula delivers long-lasting hold and prevents color from running, even in strong heat.

Available in: Gold 06 and Copper 07

And don’t miss the Lip Comfort Oil – summer lovin’ has me so good!!