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Summer Skin Care

The Hip List: Summer Skin Care

Check out #HipNJ’s Maria Falzo’s secrets to soft, sexy summer skin!

Soften Her Soften Stubble
This little round pad is the secret to soft, smooth, sexy skin. Soften Her gently exfoliates, prevents in-grown hairs, softens grow-back hair, and reduces razor bumps. It’s easy to use, hypoallergenic, compact, and made with a chemical-free solution that softens unwanted hair before it’s removed. 1 box includes three pads, which each last up to 2 months each! $11.99,

Pura Naturals Soap-Infused Sponge
Each Pura Naturals sponge is infused with Levels Naturals soap, botanicals, and essential oils that are all 100% vegan and gluten-free. While the sponge exfoliates it also removes oils and contaminants from your skin. The sponge is gentle, smells amazing, and cleanses thoroughly.  This sponge is perfect for traveling as well! $5.99-$8.99-

Benzac Acne Solutions
The newest acne treatment from the makers of Cetaphil has created this three-step process to clear skin in a simple, cost-efficient way. The cleanser, hydrator, and spot treatment get to the bottom of your breakouts before they begin and prevent them from coming back. Benzac’s clinically proven formula combines salicylic acid to help unclog pores with East Indian Sandalwood Oil to combat redness and irritated skin. Visit Benzac’s website or click for a $5 coupon as well! $26.99,

D’or facial peals gold elements
In order to get your golden summer glow, you can actually use real gold! This soft facial peel is enhanced with active ingredients to remove dead skin cells, dirt, and unclog pores leaving your skin refreshed and healthy. Let your skin “breathe” this summer with this light, soothing, and cleansing peel. $149,


The Hip List: Makeup Must Haves

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo ran down what you need in your makeup bag on This is it TV!

1. Eye Shadow Base 

Trish McEvoy’s Eye Base Essentials’ Brightening Eyeshadow Primer

A shadow primer and upper-eye brightener designed to correct darkness and discoloration of the eyelid, instantly creating a more vibrant, bright-  eyed look while locking shadow in place for crease-proof, all-day wear.  Best of all, this product has not been tested on animals and is gluten free.

Retail: $26, available on

2. Eye Pallette of the Season

Bobbi Brown has amazing seasonal collections that can be used for any occasion, day or night.  Just work your colors around where you are going.

Retail: Instant Pretty Eye Palette, $54, available on

3. Foundation Base

Giorgio Armani’s Fluid Master Primer

An innovative primer for the face that visibly smoothes skin’s surface, refines pores and creates a flawless canvas on which to apply foundation.  The silky, gliding texture imparts a matte, yet transparent glow to skin.  The Primer smoothes away fine lines and imperfections, and its perfectly even facial canvas is ideal for application of foundation.

Retail $57,

4. Foundation/Powder

Dieci Colori- Mineral Makeup

Liquid formula fortified with an exclusive Multi-Mineral Complex, is Hypoallergenic and has an SPF 15. This foundation formula glides on velvety smooth and sets to a soft -powder finish. In addition to having sunscreen protection, it has antioxidants, is oil-free and has micro-diffusers which keeps the skin looking flawless. They have a full line of mineral makeup as well.

Retail $35,

5. Mascara Primer

Diorshow Maximizer

A Lash Primer Serum instantly primes, plumps, and lengthens lashes with an ultra-light and quick-drying formula. The first “active serum” mascara primer also contains a unique cell-conditioning complex made up of hydrolyzed soy proteins that promote long-term lash growth, strength, and Vitality.

Retail $28.50,

6. Mascara

Dior Show Blackout-Mascara

A ‘big show’ mascara, inspired by models’ behind-the-scenes runway tricks. The result is ultra-sophisticated, ultra-glamorous; lashes are lengthened, thickened and curved to the ‘nth’ degree. Winner of Allure magazine’s ‘Best of Beauty Reader’s Choice’ award for Best Department Mascara, 2012.

Retail $27.50,


The Hip List: NeriumAD

#HipNJ’s Maria Falzo dished on the latest in skincare on This is it TV!

Nerium International has partnered with Nerium Skincare to develop and manufacture top-of-the-line skin care products. With a brand founded on cutting edge technology and research, Nerium has harnessed the benefits of the “Nerium Oleander” plant in its premiere skincare product, NeriumAD (Age Defying) night and day creams. Used for a number of centuries as a medical herb to treat various ailments, the Oleander plant is a key ingredient in Nerium AD and assists in the products anti-aging skin treatment.

NeriumAD contains “the highest concentrated amount of the NAE-8 antioxidant (derived from the Oleander plant), powerful proprietary protein blend, and vitamin E to help tighten the appearance of skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, discoloration, and enlarged pores”.

It assists users in achieving a more youthful appearance, addressing both texture and tone issues.

Behind its breakthrough cream, NeriumAD is a savvy choice for consumers when it comes to combating aging lines and wrinkles. In fact Nerium is quickly amassing a significant amount of popularity as one of the fastest growing skin care brands in North America. It has even been featured on the television talk show, “The View” and in various national beauty magazines.

Rave reviews have piled in, with people highlighting their fresher,newer look. And with today’s obsession with looking and feeling younger, NeriumAD is a must have!

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