• New York,  WorldWide

    Honestly Margo Instilling Confidence in Women of All Ages This Holiday Season

    With self-esteem beginning to plummet in the tween years for girls and then often never returning to baseline, there is no greater holiday gift than one that builds confidence in teens and that restores it in Millennials and women of all ages. Built on the platform of embracing individual uniqueness, the Honestly Margo line of bath and beauty products helps females feel good about themselves no matter their stage of life. And because all items falling under the brand’s umbrella are inspired by nature with nothing but goodness in them, gift givers can feel good about their Honestly Margo purchase as well.

    According to the April 2018 “Time” magazine article “How to Help Young Girls Keep Their Confidence During Puberty”,“Boys and girls run neck and neck, confidence-wise, up to then (the age of puberty), but when the estrogen-testosterone waves start flooding kids’ brains, all that changes. For girls, confidence takes a huge hit.” In fact, “between the ages of 8–14, girls’ confidence levels drop by 30 percent.” To make matters worse, “the effects are long lasting. For most women, once opened, this confidence gap fails to close.” That means many Millennials, Gen Yers and Gen Xers are still suffering the consequences. The solution according to the article’s authors? “Risk more, think less, be yourself.”

    Margo, the inspiration and titular founder behind Honestly Margo, personifies all these confidence-boosting actions. In 2013, when she was just 12 years old, Margo took a risk. Thinking less about what the world might think of her and instead focusing her full attention on her passion for beauty (i.e., being herself), she came up with an all-natural lip balm with only four ingredients. And thus, Honestly Margo was born.

    Since then, the company has expanded into a full-spectrum bath and body brand, yet the focus has remained the same since day one. The company always uses the finest, safest ingredients in each and every one of its products. The Unicorn line from Honestly Margo was designed with younger girls, tweens and teens in mind. Playful and colorful, it includes bath dust, body lotion and hand/body scrub. The body lotions also come in more mature, woman-friendly scents. Each one is labeled with its own female name to highlight its individuality. Joining the body lotion in matching scents is a line of bubble fizz bath powders. When sprinkled into the tub, they fizz, bubble and shimmer.

    The brand is about pure goodness with good for you ingredients, like the recently launched Roller Girl Roll-On Lipgloss collection of crystal clear lip glosses with natural flavors including: DESTINY Bubblegum, AMBER Strawberry, ALEXIS Watermelon, JAZMIN Grape, CHERRY Cherry, and CRYSTAL Vanilla. MSRP $12.00 for 4 oz.

    Honestly Margo stands for a strong women sisterhood,” explains Margo’s mom and brand co-developer, Irene. “We believe that the most effective way to instill female confidence is for women to build other women up. Honestly Margo is all about celebrating women’s ability to be empowered, to have confidence in themselves, to dream big, to take chances and to know that anything is possible.” No price tag can be placed on a holiday gift that encourages so much of today’s and tomorrow’s women.

    Holiday gift givers who want to instill greater self-esteem in the women on their shopping list can learn more about the Honestly Margo female empowerment philosophy and discover all the bath and body products in the line at https://honestlymargo.com.

    About Honestly Margo

    Honestly Margo is a bath and beauty brand with the tagline “Inspired by Nature & You” underpinning its core beliefs and principles. Helmed by a mother-daughter team, the brand began from a young girl’s dream to create a business based upon inspiration, belief and persistence. Honestly Margo represents today’s women, creating products that are not only fun and fresh but also unique and relevant to what teens, tweens, Millennials and women are seeking. Pure goodness with good-for-you ingredients and products that feel amazing when used are the hallmarks behind Honestly Margo. For more information, please visit https://honestlymargo.com.

  • Asian,  Las Vegas,  Los Angeles,  New York,  WorldWide

    Urban Outfitters + Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

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    Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
    announces 10 new Urban Outfitter store locations and introduces an Urban Outfitters exclusive SS2016 Collection of 6 new Lip Tars now available on urbanoutfitters.com.
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    Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is proud to announce an all-new partnership with Urban Outfitters just in time for Spring! Introducing “In Bloom”, a capsule collection of six Lip Star shades created exclusively for Urban Outfitters. These Lip Tar shades deliver opaque, true-to-color coverage in both satiny matte and metallic textures. Formulated with a complex of naturally derived oils including Hemp, Peppermint, and Vitamin E, this cult-classic liquid lipstick delivers a comfortable matte finish that’s true-to-color, longwearing and lightweight! Lip Tar is also free of silicone, parabens, and gluten.
  • New York

    Ricky’s NYC & Velvet 59

    Ricky's NYC & Velvet 59

    Newcomer to the market and 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free cosmetic line

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    Beginning January 29, 2016, Velvet 59 will enter 10 Ricky’s NYC stores located in New York City and Miami in addition to their already highly successful partnership on rickysnyc.com and in Ricky’s store located in NYC.


    It stands to reason that Ricky’s, one of the leading retailers of cutting edge beauty brands since 1989, has picked up on the buzz surrounding Velvet 59. Ricky’s will carry the full line-up of Velvet 59 products, including Matte to the Max Liquid Lipsticks, Contour is a Girls Best Friend palette, The Exotic Lotus Palette, full Lipstick and Lipgloss collection, as well as Velvet 59 My Fair Lashes. This partnership is an exciting expansion for Velvet 59 as it brings them to the hands of their growing fan base by making them available at brick-and-mortar stores in major US cities along the East Coast.

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    The Exotic Lotus Palette: $39.00

    She is the Queen of beauty, the most exquisite flower of the river; the exotic smoked lotus. Let these ultra-pigmented colors transport you to a far away land where the lotus blooms in vast misty waters under a silver moon.
    Want a classic Hollywood pout? This liquid to matte vegan lip color promises starlet glamour and so much more!
    Check out more Velvet59’s items at Ricky’s!
  • Toronto

    The hottest lip gloss this summer

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    All you really want from a lip gloss is shine and colour – that lasts from day to night. Not a lot to ask for, am I right?

    Make Up For Ever is always on point when it comes to hot, vibrant colours, and their staying power is pretty top-notch too. But their new Artist Plexi Gloss Lip Lacquer is a whole new ball game – the shine catches the light in all the right places. It’s got a really soft shimmer to it, not like super obnoxious glittery, and not like plastic-looking.

    Here’s a play-by-play of how easy it is to get an instant shiny red lip. Just a few quick swipes and voila! 💋


    The main reason it’s my official go-to gloss this summer is because it’s so versatile. Like you don’t have to use a lip liner or lipstick with this, just choose a sheer version for a subtle pop of colour or the opaque version for a bold look. With 35 shades available, I guarantee you’ll have a hard time choosing your top three.

  • New York

    Candy Inspired Beauty @Flickable

    Looking for a great stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift?

    For the selfie-snapping glamour girl in all of us, IPDA award-winning Flickable is a line of luxe lip glosses that makes picking your perfect shade super easy with their new line of on-trend, vibrant colors. Highly concentrated pigments make each color remarkable, while offering complete, long-lasting coverage. Even better? You get all the style, without all the sticky–giving you that irresistible shine without the mess. With fun colors like Citrus How We Do It, Better off Red and Toffee Talk, you’re sure to find that special hue that reflects your personality. Find it all stored inside a show-stoppingly unique lollipop-shaped bottle with easy-to-hold brush that guarantees perfect application every time.

    If you want curvaceous and plump lips, you’ll love Coolact, Flickable’s all-natural ingredient that helps stimulate your nerve receptors and helps increase circulation to create a natural and healthy plump look. Avocado Oil also guarantees that kissable softness we all go crazy for. Made right here in the U.S.A using the highest-quality products, and proudly cruelty free, Flickable is a lipgloss innovation for lust-worthy shimmer and color, without all the fuss.

    How about a natural, sheer, adorable and kissable one?


    Check out Flickable Lollipop Luxe Lipgloss! It comes in an adorable packaging that is sure to be a conversation starter. Flickable is a lipgloss where the wand is the ‘candy stick’ and the lipgloss sits in the round part. It makes it a fun and cool gift – not to mention easy to find in your purse.

    Flickable come in a range of colors but I would recommend Citrus How We Do it!  I am a huge fan of candy, glossy lips and made in USA products.

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    Orange you glad you’ve got fresh citrus color? Avocado oil, vitamin E, and multifaceted pearls drench lips in unbelievable moisture, shimmer and shine.Citrus How We Do It’s exclusive blend of select ingredients glides on smooth to deliver vibrant, long lasting color with an all-natural cooling sensation that gives lips a fuller, curvier, more luscious look. All in our revolutionary never-sticky formula that’s cruelty free and made in the USA.

    Screen Shot 2014-11-30 at 10.55.09 PMFind out more info on FLICKABLE Beyond kissable, feel lickable… http://www.flickable.com


  • New York,  Toronto

    3 Pretty Pinks from @BurtsBees

    There can never be enough pink lip products in my life. 3 really exciting new pink products coming out in Feb from Burt’s Bees are perfect for the wintery weather we are having in Toronto and New York these days. With just a splash of color and a ton of moisture, one of these 3 will become your new favorite must-haves in your coat pocket.

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    *Burt’s Bees Lipgloss $12.99

    A beautiful day time lipgloss with micro silver and pink shimmer within a sheer gloss. This gloss comes with a doe foot wand and debossed honeycombs on the cap for easy grip for unscrewing. It contains the goodness of fruit oils, sunflower oil and also beeswax too.  It has a really yummy vanilla fragrance and jojoba esters. With 12 colors – Autumn Haze, Fall Foliage, Sweet Sunset, Sunny Day, Ocean Sunrise, Rosy Dawn, Spring Splendor, Summer Twilight, Evening Glow, Ruby Moon, Nearly Dusk and Starry Night.

    These will be available in stores early Feb!


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    *Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm – $7.99

    This lip balm comes in a double cardboard outer tube and a standard swivel bottom stick. It is deceiving how big it actually is because of the outer packaging but the lip balm inside is just regular size. A perfect container to reuse for bobby pins and Q-tips! It is made with the goodness of Burt’s Bees beeswax with just the perfect hint of color and coconut oil along with floral waxes (Ylang yang and Jasmine).  Colors include: Sweet Violet, Red Dahlia, Rose, Hibiscus, Pink Blossom, Petunia, Blush Orchid, Caramel Daisy and Honeysuckle.

    All 9 shades are in stores early January.

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    *Burt’s Bees Lip Shine – $9.99

    This squeeze tube lipgloss has an amazing scent! It is fruity, fresh and reminiscent of your favorite candy. Wearing the Lip Shine on it’s own or over lipstick is perfect. It gives off a non-sticky shine without glitter or shimmers. This one is by far my favorite of the three because of the convenient squeeze tube, the moisture factor and the natural apricot scent. It provides a wash of glassy color and nourishing hydration.

    The Lip Shines come in 6 colors – Whisper, Blush, Wink, Flutter, Pucker, Smooch

    Look for these colors in store early Feb 2013

    More info on www.burtsbees.ca