Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Feel Good & Look Good Chocolate Makeup for the Grammys & Valentine's Day, Zero Calories but Packed with Healthy Benefits.

By Laura Medina

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette


You can't judge a product by its package.  That is the case with Too Faced's new hit Chocolate Collection.

Chocolate has been used as a facial and body ingredient for years, for as long it's been a food treat.

With Valentine's Day smack dabbed in the middle of Grammy Week, the innovation and the creativeness of being dipped in makeup made of chocolate, that's equally healthy as it is durable matches the fun appeal of the Grammy Week while wearing and smelling chocolate theobroma is romantic as Valentine's Day, without the calories or the cavities.  Plus, you'll be wearing these chocolate makeup long after the holiday is gone.

Since the realities of being a fun-loving rockin' rocker is tough and intense, this current crop of anti-oxidant packed chocolate makeup is ideal for them.

While on vacation, Too Faced Co-founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino learned of the healing properties of cocoa while getting a chocolate facial in Maui. With his first chocolate-based eye palette, Chocolate Bar he created a first-of-its-kind palette that combines the healing benefits of chocolate with richly pigmented, velvety smooth shadows. Chocolate has been used for centuries for its soothing properties and to protect, condition, and heal skin that has been damaged by sun and wind. Studies have shown that the scent of cocoa powder can increase memory and brain power. 

Using state-of-art technology extracting then inducing cocoa antioxidants into everyday makeup that people use daily, Too Faced is able to use chocolate to its full use.

Incorporating food grade ingredients into mainstream cosmetics and skincare is the hottest trend, as exemplified by Too Faced's red-hot Chocolate Collection.

First, it's Too Faced Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection Kit that was the first item to be sold-out at Sephora and on its own website.  It's brown and beige contour and highlighting powder comes from real powdered cocoa that's cosmetic-quality.  The whiff of chocolate's theobroma raises the brain's endorphins, the all-natural high while Too Faced's Exclusive Cocoa Complex is a proprietary blend of antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and moisturizing cocoa butter that work together to hydrate and smooth skin and boost your mood. 

It's slanted mini-kabuki brush with the Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection Kit is nimble and easy to sculpture along the cheekbone and the jawline.

Now, it's a cult makeup item because it's basically sold-out!

 Too Faced's Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette, https://www.toofaced.com/p/eye-shadow-palettes/chocolate-bon-bons-eye-shadow-collection/

The newest and third addition to their Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette Collection is their hot pink/violet-based Chocolate Bon Bon, making it outlandishly Grammy-worthy.

Already a sold-out hit, second after the Too Faced Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection Kit, at Sephora, smearing and brushing this chocolate-based eyeshadow kit feels and is good for your delicate eye lids that need all the cocoa anti-oxidants they can get.

Cocoa Powder Foundation


The next soon-to-be sold-out hit will be Too Faced's Cocoa Powder Foundation in eight realistic skin shades.

They took chocolate to the next level, from chocolate-deep brown for eyeshadow to cheek contour to a barely there beige to olive skin tones infused with Cocoa Complex, a proprietary blend of antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and moisturizing cocoa butter that work together to hydrate and smooth skin and boost your mood.  It has additional skincare bonus of Hyaluronic filling spheres diminishing the appearance of fine lines and pores with long-lasting hydration.  This face powder absorbs oil with medium-to-full undetectable coverage.  The Crystalline Powder is made up of hexagonal-shaped platelets that slide over each other to bring out skin’s natural radiance while added pearl powder creates a soft focus effect leaving skin with a luminous rose petal finish. 





On it's way to being a sold-out hit at Macy's and Too Faced's next fourth sold-out hit is its Melted Chocolate Liquified Lipstick.

Next step up above lip gloss and an evolution of the cocoa butter lip balm, this is a cocoa-amped version of the current liquid lipstick, the opaqueness  in pigment coverage in a lip gloss liquid and sheen.  It's a dream of wearing melted chocolate as lipstick come true.  No wonder it's flying off the shelves at Macy's.  Again, it's packed with antioxidant-rich cocoa powder and a mood-boosting chocolate scent. 


100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer - Cocoa Glow


If all of Too Faced's Chocolate Collection is sold-out, no need to despair.  Give 100% Pure Beauty a chance.

100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer  in Cocoa Glow is pure cocoa powder, food-grade enough to sleep in.  It's a decent substitute for the cult Too Faced Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection Kit.

It's a solid block of cocoa and coffee pigments with tomato and berries anti-oxidants.


Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Tint: Shimmery Cocoa Berry


This good-enough-to-eat lips and cheeks tint stick is packed with what it says in it's name:

Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Honey Beeswax, Grapeseed Oil, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), pigments of Cranberry, Pomegranate, Blackberry, Raspberry, Cabernet Grape, Plum, Strawberry, Cherry, Peach, Apricot, Blueberry, Carrot and Tomato, Strawberry Extract, Mica.

If your beloved is worried about gaining fat on the hips yet you want to be affordable romantic about it, buy something from Too Faced's Chocolate Collection or from 100% Pure Beauty.

If the power of cocoa powder and it's anti-oxidant flavonoids are healthy and tough enough for rock stars, then it's healthy and beneficial for you too.


Friday, February 5, 2016

For Valentine's Day, Celebrate Chinese New Year then Visit Blancpain's Virtual Underwater Exhibit.

By Laura Medina

For Valentine's Day, why don't you jet off to Vegas, baby.

Other the usual glamorous resorts, clubs, restaurants, and entertainment, Caesar's Forum has a host of events to make your Valentine's unique.

The city of Las Vegas has an equally cosmopolitan population as it does tourists.  To celebrate it's Chinese-American residents and it's Chinese visitors, Caesar's Forum is celebrating the Year of the Monkey on Chinese New Year.

A legendary creature in Chinese mythology and folklore, the dragon is a traditional symbol of power, strength, and good luck. The Forum Shops at Caesars is once again sharing this fabled creature in a big way by welcoming a 22-ft. long, 6-ft. wide and 12-ft. high dragon to the world-renowned retail destination. Perfectly situated on the Fortuna Terrace near the entrance to The Forum Shops from Caesars Palace casino, the massive 950-lb steel-framed dragon is covered in 30,000 red and amber LED lights, many of which flicker, giving the mythical beast a vibrant look and dynamic feel. The dazzling dragon sits upon a lush red carpet surrounded by hand-painted wood pillars, gold fencing and red velvet ropes. The impressive display was custom created exclusively for The Forum Shops and will be on display throughout the Chinese New Year season.

The five-days celebrations will start on Monday, February 8th with students from the Meadows School, who will perform the traditional dragon parade throughout The Forum Shops at Caesars on Monday, Feb 8 beginning at 10 a.m. 

From February 9th to 11th, there will be Chinese Hospitality stations with Mandarin translators available to assist our visitors and distribute a special Chinese New Year brochure.  Located near the dragon display, the Hospitality Station will be available February 9th to 11th  from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

As a finale, on February 12th, talented artists from the Hunan Provincial Song & Dance Theatre Company will perform for visitors to The Forum Shops at Caesars on Friday, Feb 12. The popular troupe will perform in front of the Fountain of the Gods at 3:30 p.m., and again in the rotunda near Casa Fuente at 4:30 p.m. Each complimentary performance will be followed by photo opportunities with guests. 

In addition, until Febraury 15th, The Forum Shops and Blancpain have decided to extend the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Exhibition walk-through exhibit through February 15, 2016. Visitors to the exhibition are able to explore and discover the underwater universe and learn about the tangible and meaningful results that have been achieved by the organizations Blancpain supports.  The Blancpain Ocean Commitment Exhibition will be on display directly in front of the Blancpain boutique and will now be open to the public through February 15, 2016 at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. 

In between celebrating Chinese New Year and walking through the Blancpain Ocean Commitment Exhibition, you can gift your Valentine at the numerous high-end Forum Shops with limited-edition Las Vegas collections that can only be found at Caesar's Forum, such as Blancpain's limited edition Ladybird Saint Valentin watch at their Caesar's Forum shop.

David Yurman is spotlighting the ideal gifts for her with the Chatelaine Valentine Heart Earrings with Diamonds and matching Chatelaine Heart Ring with Pink Sapphires. This season of love, two of The Forum Shops most loved retailers, British luxury shoe and accessories brand, Charlotte Olympia and exquisite lingerie brand, Agent Provocateur, have announced a capsule collection inspired by the bygone era of old Hollywood glamour.  The collection includes three lingerie sets and three complementing shoes styles. 

Lush has exploded all over Vegas with their hand-made, organic skin/hair care.

On Saturday, Feb 20 from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m, come celebrate LUSH's One Year Anniversary at The Forum Shops with yummy treats, catchy beats, and limited edition product.

Winter Hair Care & Hair Care Year-Around.

By Laura Medina


For my blizzard-bound beauty fans up in the Northeast, here are very affordable and very reason priced hair care that can pamper your tresses in arid conditions.

If you believe cleansing conditioners are out of your league...wrong.

Thank God for Carol's Daughter, they make affordable hair care that isn't cheap on quality.

If it's too cold to wet and wash your hair or you're still in a middle of a drought, for a mere $12 with a simple combing and brushing, you can wash your hair while moisturizing it with Carol's Daughter's Cleansing Conditioner.

This sulfate-free, color-safe, and no lather cleansing conditioner rinses away impurities as it deeply moisturizes and quickly detangles curls, coils, kinks, and waves so your fingers can do the combing. 

It’s made with Agave Nectar to detangle, deeply moisturize and condition hair from root to tip, plus Pro-vitamin B5 and Biotin to strengthen.

Short on time and money, you can get a lot done with Carol's Daughter's Hair Milk 4-in-1 "Combing" Creme.  It untangles, moisturizes, defines, controls frizz, adds shine while prepping the hair for styling.  Made with Agave and Keratin, this lightweight leave-in gives your curls the glide they need to style with ease.


After years of globe-trekking on high-profile fashion shoots and campaigns then jet-setting fixing celebrities' hair, prestigious hair-stylist, Wendy Iles noticed it'll be easier on herself and her clients to make an hair system that is simple to use and follow that brings a lot of effectiveness and results.

Once she decided to embark on her endeavor, Wendy shop the world for the best and most efficient all-natural ingredients that brings the best results for the least amount products and steps.

This is how she come-up with her simple 1-2-3 steps Iles Formula.   There's a reason why she calls her line, "haute performance," quality ingredients for quality performance.

The First Step, the Shampoo, was created by selecting the most exclusive, high performing antioxidant-rich ingredients to work for ALL AGES and HAIR TYPES. It immediately detangles + repairs + protects hair while providing manageability and a luscious silky texture. This delicate formula cleanses without ever stripping colour or drying. You will immediately feel the goodness of ILES FORMULA by the bounce and lustre you’ll have after just one shampoo. For the final touch, silk proteins will nourish the hair resulting in sumptuous volume and body.

The reason your hair feels immediately silky soft is because in the First Step Shampoo, it's sulfate-free.  To maximize the most use out of this sulfate-free shampoo, you must really soak your hair to apply the product and distribute it through your hair.

A little goes a long way and you'll save money on usage of product, apply more water, instead of more product. The water will help activate the shampoo and spread it through your hair. In the case of Iles Formula, the root juices we chose to clean really awaken and form a great lather just with the addition of a few more drops of water.  Rinse your hair thoroughly. Any residue from the sulfate-free shampoo may make your hair feel heavy.

The Second Step is Conditioner.   It's the jewel of her haircare line, this CONDITIONER is the reason ILES FORMULA care range was born.

Ideal for ALL HAIR TYPES, this conditioner was designed to INSTANTLY turn damaged, straw-like hair into spun silk perfection. Put to the test on the world’s most famous women – on the sets of prestigious directors and photographers – this formula repairs + revitalizes even the most damaged hair in less than 60 seconds.

One application and you will immediately see any dullness and rough texture disappear. Silk proteins create an immediate voluptuous effect on the hair. You will see that even when wet, your hair feels smooth and silky. Knots and tangles slide away, leaving hair beautifully healthy, with a delicate perfume of white flowers.

After using the Iles Formula shampoo apply the Iles Formula conditioner.  Comb your conditioner through from mid lengths to ends (no need to condition your scalp, especially if you have fine or oily hair).

If you have old color in the ends of your hair, or very dry damaged ends hold these away in the palm of your hand as you rinse off the scalp and mid lengths allowing some conditioner to stay in the ends. Think of this conditioner as gourmet food for your hair, a little residue left in the problem areas won’t harm, it will repair.

The Third and Final Step is the Serum.  It protect ALL HAIR TYPES from environmental assaults with the signature FINISHING SERUM. Hand-picked, custom blended ingredients including vitamins, nut oils, silk, and ceramide, feeds hair without weighing it down. This paraben-free formula creates a screen against UV rays, humidity and free radicals – strengthening hair as it repairs split ends while preventing color fade. Lightly scented with white flowers.

This can be used before and/or after drying.

Apply a small amount throughout the mid length and ends of your hair before blow drying or styling.
Comb through for even distribution as it contains your UV protection, your color fade protection and protection against heated tools, as well as the most precious cocktail of vitamins to keep your hair as strong and as healthy as possible.

One can apply small amounts daily to control humidity problems like frizz.

Fine lank hair: This serum with its base of silk will envelope your fine hair giving the feeling of
thicker voluptuous hair. They have found that customers who normally cleanse their hair every
day to create volume, go several days before shampooing, just because of our serum.

Frizzy curly hair: For customers who like to let their curl dry naturally.
  They advise to use more quantity of serum, comb through for even distribution and allow your
curl to dry naturally or with a diffuser. Do not disturb the hair until dry. The curl will dry with a
beautiful form, will feel soft like silk and have much less frizz.

Thick course hair: Be sure to use enough product to accommodate your thick hair. The silk inside the serum will make your course hair very pliable and supple, aiding your hair to hold its shape once coiffed.

Color treated hair: It’s a must for you to use the finishing serum. It contains color saver protection and UV filter protection.

Greasy oily hair: Once hair has dried, apply a small amount over hair surface like a buffer. It is not necessary you apply before drying your hair, unless your hair is very thin and lank.
(please read notes on lank hair ) This will be enough to add the protection your hair needs against harmful UV rays.

Combination Hair greasy roots dry ends: Concentrate the application of serum on the
problem dry areas more and less on the greasy areas .

Very dry damaged hair:  Transforming your hair on each application to their sumptuous spun silk signature finish. Apply before and after drying and if necessary apply a small amount over hair surface and hair ends each day.

You can continue using Iles Formula long-after the winder doldrums are over.  Tough enough to tackle Winter dryness, soft enough to use in Summer, Iles Formula is the new year-around basics.


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Be the first #SchickMagnet

By Laura Medina

Not is the new Schick Hydro 5 is now available in stores, Schick Hydro has teamed up with Sports Illustrated and model, Sam Hoopes in search of America’s first #SchickMagnet – a social media contest that launched this week.

To celebrate this launch, Schick Hydro teamed up with Sports Illustrated (SI) Swimsuit to search for America’s ultimate #SchickMagnet via a week-long social media contest. Guys can enter for a chance to win to be upgraded #SchickMagnet status and attend the SI Swimsuit launch in NYC to walk the red carpet with SI Swimsuit Model, Sam Hoopes, and get a professional shave from the brand’s official barber.

To enter, simply upload a photo of your clean-shaven selfie, reply to @SchickHydro on Twitter or Instagram, using #SchickMagnet and #contest, and tag a buddy you’d like to bring along to the event.

The #SchickMagnet contest is a social media contest hosted through the brand’s Twitter and Instagram channels, 2/1 – 2/5. Guys 21 and older can enter for the chance to win a trip with a buddy to the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit launch party in New York City. In New York, the winner will be upgraded to full #SchickMagnet status, including a perfect shave from the official Schick Hydro barber and a walk on the red carpet with SI swimsuit model Samantha Hoopes.

The NEW Schick Hydro 5 Features:
  • Improved Hydrating Gel Reservoir: Schick Hydro delivers 40 percent less friction, reaching 80 percent greater surface area to provide more advanced lubrication throughout your shave and hydrating* skin up to one hour after you shave. Now featuring a wider gel dispenser for improved protection, Schick Hydro 5 uses proprietary ingredients to pack lubrication – with aloe vera and vitamin E – into the Hydrating Gel Reservoir that sets it apart from the traditional lubricating strips found on most razors today.
  • Wider Guard Bar: Schick Hydro 5 redesigned the guard bar at the base of the cartridge to make it wider, to help better stretch the skin, providing a smooth shave with each stroke.
  • Reduced Blade Span: The five Ultra Glide® Blades have been moved closer together, minimizing skin bulge between each blade to better protect against shaving nicks and cuts.
  • Bold New Color: Schick Hydro 5 brings back the same ergonomic handle with a comfortable grip and balanced feel – now with a sleeker, bolder look.
  • Same Signature Flip Trimmer: Some things are too good to change, so the new Schick Hydro 5 continues to feature the signature Flip Trimmer, which offers a unique design for those hard-to-reach places – just flip the top back to let all five blades touch the skin compared to a single edging blade on most razors.

Mineral Fusion for Winter Care

By Laura Medina


Spent this past Holiday Season and this Winter to get better acquainted with Mineral Fusion.

Better known for their healthy nail polishes, there's more to Mineral Fusion than that.

 Limitless Beauty Cream

This is their answer to petroleum jelly, coconut oil cream made better.  Unlike most coconut oil, this doesn't freeze solid.

It stays consistently creamy.

Since it's a more wholesome version of oil jelly, Mineral Fusion's Limitless Beauty Cream can:

1. Night Cream.  Nourishing Rosehip Oil, considered a dry oil, easily absorbs into the skin without feeling heavy to nourish dry skin. Nutrient-replenishing Mineral Water helps restore and retain moisture deep within skin cells. Apply to entire face prior to bed and wake up to supple, radiant skin.

2. Heal Chapped Lips.  Sunflower and Jojoba Oils form a protective barrier that helps prevent moisture from escaping the delicate lip area while restoring soft, soothed lips.  Apply a small amount to the lips and outside the immediate lip area. Don’t forget the corners of the mouth - these areas are prone to cracking and sensitivity.

3. Tame Brows. Apply a small amount to fingers and gently sweep across brows to groom unruly strays.

4. Dewy Glow. Before applying makeup, dab Limitless Beauty Cream on the apples of the cheeks or under eyes to create a dewy glow.

5. Create Cream Shadows or Blush. Mixed with powder blush or eye shadows to create long wearing cream shadows and blushes.

6. Heal Dry Elbows. Dry elbows have met their match. Limitless Beauty Cream combats flaky, cracked elbows leaving them smoother and softer.

7. Rich Hand Cream and Cuticle Treatment. Dry hands and rough cuticles will welcome this soothing superstar. Apply Limitless Beauty Cream to the palms of the hands and massage into hands and cuticles.

8. Restore Dry Knees and Cracked Heels. Don’t hide your legs due to dry, coarse skin on your knees. A little Limitless Beauty Cream will help hydrate and renew these trouble spots.  TIP: At night, after applying cream to heels, slip on a pair of cotton socks and wear to bed to seal in moisture.

If you're a DIY Beauty crafter, Mineral Fusion's Limitless Beauty Cream comes in handy.  Obviously, #5 is this scribe's favorite tip, making your own creamy eyeshadow and blush&lipstick cream by simply mixing loose powder eyeshadows, bronzers, and blushes for your own healthy beauty, or as another form of home-made crafted beauty gifts that goes beyond bath salts and bath bombs.  Buying lots of Limitless Beauty Cream does come in handy.

Believing the simpler, the better especially when it comes to flying and traveling, this coconut oil cream has: Flax Seed Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Rosehip Oil, Argan Nut Oil, Chamomile, Cucumber, Borage Seed Oil, Calendula, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Lemon Peel Oil, Geranium, Vitamin B5 and E.

Just like #1 and #2 suggested, it makes a quick eye cream for crow's feet, good lip cream,  and a decent face cream for all-over chappiness.


SPF 16 Age-Defying Treatment Serum


For those in transition from purely oily in a sticky, humid climate to you got spots that are drying up, you can dab SPF 16 Age-Defying Treatment Serum on those emerging crow's feet without the fear of clogged pores or pimples where you least need them.

Alpha Lipoic Acid, natural antioxidants, and their powerful wrinkle-fighting, collagen-boosting, dual-peptide blend help firm skin and restore natural radiance.

In the morning-after, you can start your basic routine washing while nourishing with creamy cleansers like their Ultimate Moisture Facial Cleanser and Creamy Brightening Cleansers. Cream cleansers gently remove makeup and impurities while leaving skin hydrated.

For those in dry, cold blizzards, just in time for Valentine's Day, you can smooth Intense Hydration Face Cream then  Face Primer.

This is how you get your Winter Glow, effectively and naturally.




Monday, February 1, 2016

Anne Hathaway Opens this Year's L.A. Art Show 2016

By Laura Medina

Mom & Dad to Be, Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman.

An expecting Anne Hathaway made her formal as a mom-to-be in a black and white, geometric scale Marc Jacobs Trapeze Mini Dress, proving that pregnancy can be classy and chic without being frumpy or dumpy.

Her husband and father-to-be, Adam Shulman provided moral support when they hit the red carpet, right before they entered the L.A. Art Show supporting St. Judes Research Hospital, the beneficiary of the opening gala.

Covering L.A. Art Show for a good six years, this scribe has witness the rising profile and metamorphosis  of the Los Angeles Art Show.  It went from making do with Spoleto USA-sque performance art with nary a celebrity in sight to a major art show gradually attracting Hollywood's rising starlets and today's New Guard, Amy Adams from last year to Anne Hathaway this past Wednesday with significant charities aligning themselves with a major international art market.


The exhibits themselves have gone more risque and heading where only New York art galleries...or Art Basel Miami would dare to go and had gone before.  Los Angeles is just catching up.

Melanie Pullen re-created one of her "high fashion set" as an installation for her "High Fashion Crime" photo exhibit heavily influenced by Guy Bourdin for French Vogue and his old co-hort, Helmut Newton for American Vogue.

Melanie Pullen is the new generation of this genre.


Yes, there were performance art popping up at the Opening Night of the L.A. Art Show.  The typical artist/muralist live paint a work-in-progress, the L.A. Art Show has up the ante with the infamous performance artist, Millie Brown.

Millie was Lady Gaga's "puke artist" who vomited on Lady Gaga during Jimmy Kimmel at SXSW in Austin last year.

She was much more formal last Wednesday by simply resting naked on a floral garden, subsisting on water for the entire duration of the L.A. Art Show.

Her performance is titled, "Wilting Flower."

It wilted on Sunday, yesterday. 

The Los Angeles Art Show only gets better.


Friday, January 29, 2016

EcoLuxe Lounge teams up with Choices Recovery at Sundance Film Festival 2016

By Laura Medina

 Kendra Wilkinson

When you're in the middle of nowhere, it's good you don't have to worry about appearances because you have little resources.

This is where producer extraordinaire, Debbie Durkin, comes in with her EcoLuxe Lounge.

Yep, she brings Hollywood into the heart of Sundance, Utah but they're quality stuff that attendees need as they slog through the snow, from one indie film to another.

Debbie is the leading producer of sustainable product placement in TV and film, and organizes celebrity events like the EcoLuxe Lounge at many red carpet events like Sundance through out the year. Promoting healthier living for the world by showcasing ecologically sound, holistic products and services, the EcoLuxe Lounge is always packed with entertainment professionals and industry leaders. The 2016 Sundance EcoLuxe Lounge was held at the Blue Iguana in Park City on January 23rd and 24th

Chariot Travelware's durable but hip suitcases and luggage on wheels come in handy for attendees hauling necessary gear from lodging to screening.

LaCroix Water kept everybody hydrated.

Because she aligns eco-conscious brands with celebrities in the movies she produces, it makes sense she aligns good-hearted charities with celebrities she has worked in the past.

Los Angeles Shriners are one of the beneficiaries of Ms. Durkin's EcoLuxe Lounge.  Here's good-hearted Jason Ritter goofing around with LA Shriners' patient, Abassador Marius Woodward.

The wife of legendary musician  and Motley Crue bassist, Nikki Sixx, Courtney Sixx became an accidental socialite when she married Nikki Sixx.  Through him, she became acquainted with Choices Recovery where he is a strong supporter.  Now using her unique and privileged position, Courtney is one of the champions for Choices Recovery.  

Debbie Durkin also supports Choices Recovery at her EcoLuxe  Lounge,  raising awareness as well as helping to promote a holistic and sustainable lifestyle.  

Some of those who took a few moments to sit and chat with Courtney Sixx included Sam Neill of Jurassic Park fame, Aldis Hodge from box office smash Straight Outta Compton, Katie Maloney of Vanderpump Rules, and Monique Coleman of the High School Musical series.

Debbie Durkin's EcoLuxe Lounge, Sundance 2016 edition, nourish the outside and the inside.