Friday, January 17, 2020

Hourglass Cosmetics Launch Both Their Vanish Concealer Along with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Their New Brand Ambassador at the Same Night for the Same Day.

By Laura Medina

The model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, has always been an Hourglass Cosmetics fan.  So, it was an honor for her to be appointed their brand ambassador.

They celebrated the news on the same night Hourglass debut their new Vanish Concealer, since Rosie is a big fan of their Vanish Foundation.

What's with the bouncy raindrops in 16 skin shades.  They represent molecular bouncy balls
of microsphere balls of powder for better, improved seamless appearance for bags underneath the eyes and blemishes,  bluring and brightening for up to 16 hours of air-brushed looks.  It's the concealer spin-off of their Vanish Foundation Stick.  Still vegan!


Any and all makeup launches and Awards Season lounge offers a makeover station, not just promoting but giving big help to those who go bare year-around and now need makeup help and prep. Alright, it's a fine and fun time to try out these high-performance yet all-natural makeup to help you get ready for awards nights.


First and foremost, it's about the Vanish Concealer then the Vanish Foundation Stick to test drive...


Anyone who wears makeup, blush is second if you skip eye makeup.  Remember, that night is all about skin...


That night is also when Hourglass also debut their Confessional Lipsticks shades, along the one created specifically with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, "You Make Me" terracotta nude.


Then, you top it off with their Unreal High Shine Volumizing lip glosses...

Like CoverGirl's Clean Fresh Collection and Nation's Fire movie, Hourglass Cosmetic's Vanish Concealer is dropping January 21st, 2020.

Start a New Year with CoverGirl's Clean Fresh Collection, Healthy, Clean Cosmetics at Attainable, Affordable Prices.

By Laura Medina

Why not start the New Year with not just new makeup, but clean, healthy makeup at sustainable prices that, even, your kids can afford from the pennies, coins, dollars, and allowances that they can save up on their own.

Hello, CoverGirl's Clean Fresh Collection, it's the first mass-available and under-$11 clean makeup line, under $11.  Good for complexion and healthy on the wallet.



Even writer/producer/director of "Lifelines," Miranda Spigener-Sapon stepped out to enjoy the new CoverGirl Clean Fresh Collection.

This recent Thursday (on this scribe's birthday), is when CoverGirl and the CW's "Riverdale" Lili Reinhart officially launch Clean Fresh Collection, fittingly at Rolling Greens's newest and biggest 2-acres nursery in Downtown Los Angeles, with built-in bar...


A custom outdoor kitchen exclusively at Rolling Greens' Mateo location, provided by WWOO California. This beautiful kitchen, complete with a wood-fired pizza oven and Big Green Egg grill, is available for private events.

Not only CoverGirl's Clean Fresh Collection fits in with Rolling Greens Nursery's garden, the two main ingredients in CoverGirl's Clean Fresh Collection is based on coconut milk and aloe vera…


Furthering reinforcing the aloe vera base, CoverGirl had an aloe vera crafting bar where guests can decorate their own aloe vera potted plant with pink and ivory moss and broken, left-over crushed mirror glitter and colored sands, to take home.

Since they're the world's biggest makeup brand, CoverGirl can afford to decoration the nursery with their Clean Fresh Collection...

Rising celebrity makeup artist, Patrick Ta, helped developed Lili Reinhart's CoverGirl Clean Fresh Collection looks, Patrick Ta... “I had so much fun creating this clean and fresh look on Lili for her COVERGIRL shoot – these products are so versatile and easy to use. The Skin Milk was ideal for evening out her skin tone without too much coverage – its natural and perfect for every day, I used my finger tips to apply and really give it that natural look. Monochromatic looks are some of my favorite to create and to keep this look simple I applied the Cream Blush in Sweet Innocence on both the apples of her cheeks and all over the lids – it’s the perfect amount of color to really round out her look. Of course, I finished off the look with COVERGIRL’s tried and true mascara in Lash Blast Volume in Black and a bit of the Lip Oil on her lips.”
Products Used:

·         COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Skin Milk Nourishing Foundation in 530 Fair/Light on skin to even out complexion
·         COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Cream Blush in Sweet Innocence on the cheeks and on the lids for all over color
·         COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Stick in Opal Dreams on the tops of the cheekbones
·         COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Lip Oil in Quench on the lips
·         COVERGIRL Lash Blast Volume in Black on the lashes
·         COVERGIRL Micro Fine + Define Pencil in Soft Brown on the brows

It's not just for Lili. Remember, CoverGirl is meant for everyone. This is why they're in drugstores and mass retailers at affordable prices.

Lucky launch guests, such as Gladys Magazine's "Jenny in the City," Jenny Leeser got a test-drive with CoverGirl Clean Fresh touch-ups then see how it goes.




Available in 14 sheer shades, ranging from Light to Dark, pricing at $9.99, this coconut water and aloe vera-based CoverGirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk foundation is for everyone.  Sheer coverage skin milk that provides instant and all-day hydration with a long wearing formula. Infused with good for you ingredients like coconut milk and aloe extracts and is formulated without fragrance, parabens, talc, formaldehyde, phthalates, mineral oil, and sulfates.


Their Cream Blush is the most useful, dab on cheeks, lips, and eyes.  You'll get a lot of use at affordable $8.99.  The long-lasting formula is infused with hyaluronic acid to plump the skin and is free from talc, parabens, formaldehyde, phthalates, mineral oil, and sulfates.


For an even lighter, more sheer hint of color for those living in hot, humid, sticky climates, CoverGirl Clean Fresh's Cooling Glow Sticks are highlighters giving fresh relief with cooling sensation to refresh and rejuvenate anytime.


Mind you, this is a CVS exclusive but still drugstore available, the always needed Clean Fresh Lip Oil. Non-stick lip oils that provides a high shine finish and moisture to the lips. 6 shades add a tint of color to boost the natural color of your lips.

CoverGirl Clean Fresh Collection is now available at ULTA, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart.

Clean fresh makeup never means an arm and a leg.  It means to be sustainable from ingredients, to being able to afford it everyday so you can use it everyday. No waste. Useful. Healthy.  CoverGirl Clean Fresh Collection covers all the bases.

Available at ULTA, Walgreens, Walmart, and CVSnationwide in January 2020. For more information,go to www.covergirl.com.

Nation's Fire, A Kick-Ass Female Easy Rider.

By Laura Medina

A legacy to her dad's motorcycle gang, tough-as-nails ex-Marine Gloria Nation (played by Krista Grotte Saxon) left her alcoholic mother and troubled ex-husband behind to start a new life as a single mom and kick-ass, take-no-prisoner bails bond woman.


Once trouble starts coming close to home, Gloria turns to her own female biker gang to back her up while saving another life.  It's maternal love standing up against the patriarchy.  Among the local biker gangs who watched her grow up, as a daughter of a biker leader, she already got their respect and support.  In-between, it deals with returning veterans, mental health, and school shootings and no-good husbands.  Don't want to give away the ending, but she's carrying her dad's legacy.  Bruce Dern plays her dad.


Veteran character actor, Lew Temple, shows up for the premiere.

Nation's Fire, https://www.nationsfireofficialmovie.com/ is debuting on January 21st.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Kris Jenner for Nazarian Institute’s ThinkBIG 2020conference.

By Laura Medina

Plastic Surgeon and founder & head of her own business branding conference, "Nazarian Institue's 'ThinkBIG 2020." Dr. Nazarian picked Kris Jenner because she's a business lady who thinks like a surgeon.

"She's Type A, organized," Dr. Nazarian.


Up and coming fashion designer, Jonathan Marc Stein...


Hip-Hop artist, Chef Sean...


Reality celebrity and fashion stylist, Ali Levine-Jacaruso...


MTV celebrity, Farrah Abraham and all showed up for Dr. Nazarian's ThinkBIG Conference.


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Gold Meets Golden 2020, Where Hollywood Sports Fans Meet Their Star-Struck Athletes.

By Laura Medina

Hollywood has long been inspired by the sports industry and vice versa, but rarely do these two worlds have the chance to mix and mingle. On Saturday, January 4, 2020, Los Angeles welcomed many of the world’s greatest athletes to celebrate during one of the year’s most Golden weekends. 
The seventh anniversary event also saw Hollywood wish good luck to the athletes of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, who will begin competing six months later. Gold Meets Golden benefitted Angel City Sports, a Los Angeles organization that fosters young athletes with disabilities with the resources, coaching and equipment they need to train as future adaptive Paralympic hopefuls. “Gold Meets Golden 2020” was presented by The Coca-Cola Company, the longest continuous corporate partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A moving rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine” was performed by award-nominated Cynthia Erivo (Harriet, The Color Purple). A second special performance introduced by Coldplay’s Chris Martin featured The X-Factor’s Emmanuel Kelly, who honored the Paralympic community with his new song “Never Alone.” (Kelly’s brother is a record-holder Paralympic swimmer for Australia). Wheelchair Dance Troup The Rollettes joined Emmanuel with an inspiring choreographed routine.

Highlights of the 2020 event included a Coca-Cola Summer Tokyo-style Bodega featuring Sports & Hollywood memorabilia, cherry blossom trees, Good Luck Team USA Wall, and the new Dasani Purefill water dispenser which kept guests refreshed on a warmer than usual LA winter day. Premier auto dealership BMW Beverly Hills created a Winter-themed lounge showcasing a golden-dipped M8 series car, and teamed up with award-winning ROCKETMAN actor Taron Egerton and actress Sistine Stallone
to present the BMW-sponsored Team USA Sochi 2014 Olympic Bobsled team with upgraded Silver medals, a recent result of the Russian team’s doping disqualification. 

Olympic fanatic actor Matt Bomer joined event founders Charley Cullen Walters and Scott Orlin on stage to surprise legend diver Greg Louganis with a gold medal cake and round of “Happy Birthday” for his 60th birthday.

Popular global shopping marketplace FASHWIRE championed a debut Fashion Show at the event, helping Hollywood celebrity, athlete and adaptive athlete attendees alike to look and feel their best throughout the Awards Weekend. Locks were styled by Paul Mitchell, and Skincare enhanced by Ghost Democracy, a leading new provider of clean products with transparent ingredients.

On the athletic front, TONAL Fitness showed off their strength-training system powered by electromagnetism resistance technology and machine learning. USTA and Tennis provider Babolat held a special tennis clinic at the Virginia Robinson courts, where attendees could face off with Paralympic tennis legend David Wagner and Angel City Sports para-athletes, and experience the sport of wheelchair tennis themselves. Attendees participated in a virtual live “Brunch of Champions” box moment provided by Wheaties, and several athlete attendees posed with the original commemorative cereal boxes.

Tequila Herradura, the world’s most GOLD-medal awarded Tequila, poured custom libations for guests including a signature Golden Guava Margarita with edible gold flakes, along with some custom lawn games to invoke the spirit of healthy competition. Le Grand Courtage handled wine and displayed an artistic golden bottle tower. Celebrating the new natural garden venue, a plethora of custom golden rose arrangements adorned various locations throughout the party, designed by renowned celebrity floral company J’Adore Les Fleurs (JLF). 

A special display of Olympic torches and mascots from the past Los Angeles, Japan and France games greeted guests upon entry, provided by the LA84 Foundation. Food for the event was mastered by celebrity caterer Lucian Tudor from 1212 Restaurant, who have locations in both Santa Monica and Tokyo, and delighted guests with a healthy Japanese-themed menu of delectables.


Upon exit, lucky attendees of Gold Meets Golden 2020 left with a jam-packed Gold-Medal Rolling Gift Bag from the Mr. Morris Foundation valued at over $10,000.  Items included a Sanchaya Indonesian Resort Plush Robe and 5-night Resort StayCoca-Cola Commemorative Toyko 2020 smartphone wallet BMW Beverly Hills mini Golf Kit,  Herradura Tequila Ultra Anejo Bottle with Commemorative Gold Meets Golden MedalGhost Democracy Full Clean Skincare KitTONAL Fitness $500 coupon and Blender bottleJ'Adore Les Fleurs Everlasting Golden Flower ArrangementUNIQLO Golden ultra-lightweight down jacketCBDfx Hydrating CBD Mask and Muscle Balm, Rosetta Stone 24-MONTH access card for learning a new language, Paul MitchellSugar Cream, Sugar Day Cleanse and Sugar Spray CollectionWheaties Commemorative USA Women’s Soccer Champions BoxUR+H CBD Fire and Ice roll-on and Peppermint lotionGolden Door Full luxury body skincare kit + Gift Card to a 5 night stay at their resort spaCann Deux Full Spectrum CBD serum Le Grand Courtage Brut Rose Wine bottlebeatsbydre Golden Edition Headphones, The Giving Keys Rose Gold Mini Key Pendant Necklace and Official Limited Merchandise for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.