Summer Skincare Tips from Jan Marini

Jan Marini, CEO of Jan Marini Skin Research, is a pioneer in the professional skincare arena. She has more than three decades of experience researching and developing new and innovative skincare technologies.  Below are three of her top beauty tips to help keep skin protected and youthful during the summer months.


Protect Your Hair

·        Sun exposure breaks down the Disulfide bonds in hair, causing color fading (think of that $200 color service), brittleness and breakage. Remember, your scalp is an extension of the same skin that is on your face and it requires the same attention! Cumulative sun exposure, throughout the year, damages and ages the scalp and, as a result, compromises and decreases the factors that promote luxurious, full, healthy hair. 

·        Be sure to use a conditioner or leave-on spray that contains a sun protectant…and, wear a hat!


Protect Your Lips

·        Your lips are one of the most vulnerable and most exposed areas and, often, the most forgotten.

·        To prevent skin cancer while keeping your lips soft, hydrated and supple, generously massage sun protectant into the lip area.

sunblock and legs

sunblock and legs

Your Skin Continues to Age in the Summer Months

·        There is a widely spread misconception that it is wise to stop using glycolics, retinols, etc., during the summer months.  Not the case! These powerful, gold standard tools can prevent a significant amount of damage, and repair damage that hasn’t yet surfaced while reversing superficial signs of aging and enabling skin to more effectively respond to UV radiation.

·        Remember, your skin ages every day and you need to consistently apply medically and clinically validated topicals that can truly assist in keeping your skin looking healthy, vibrant, refined, hydrated and luminous. Taking a break, especially during a period of more intense sun exposure, only compounds the aging process and further compromises your skin’s ability to repair and rejuvenate. 

For more information on Jan Marini and her product line go to

May ipsy Glam bag review 

There are so many beauty sample boxes out there, but one I really love is ipsy !! For $10 a month you get to sample 4-5 amazing beauty products tailored to you in a cute collectible bag. When you become a member you get to watch product tutorials from ipsy stylists and save up to 70% on products as well as win free products through contests and giveaways. 

I am OBSESSED with the glam bag this month!! Congrats to my friend and creator/owner of Breakups to Makeup Angelique for being the bag!! So happy and proud of her as always! 

Inside: Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Color, Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone Sheer Matte Finish Foundation, Klorane Laboratories Smoothing &  Relaxing Patches, Luxie 205 Tapered Blending Brush, and Urban Decay High-Color Lipgloss in Failbait and Bittersweet. Also came with the 24/7 Glide-On Lip pencil. 

To join ipsy simply go to to sign up today or click on the link below. 


What are some other beauty box subscriptions you all subscribe to? 

Makeup Show NYC


The Makeup Show has become one of the most anticipated trade shows for makeup artists and this year they celebrated their 10 year anniversary! This show takes place every first weekend in May at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC. This year the show did not disappoint!

Makeup artists and industry pros come together to not only shop, but get education from leading top professionals in the makeup industry.

(Body painting being done by a makeup artist for Graftobian)



The energy at the show was amazing! This show is a lot less chaotic than IMATS NY because you have to show industry creditenials in order to get into the show. You can show a business card, professional state license or makeup artist union card.

I was so excited to see my sorority sister and friend Angelique Velez, founder and owner of Breakups to Makeups. Her custom makeup bags, tee shirts, hats, tote bags have, and accessories have been all over social media to every magazine. Now her items will be available for purchase at Sephora. She is a super talented makeup artist and entrepreneur and if you haven’t already checked out her site I highly suggest you do. The website is and her Instagram is @breakupstomakeup.


(CEO/Founder and my friend Angelique Velez of Breakups to Makeups… She is the best!

The highlight of my afternoon came by total surprise while I was checking out what vendors were upstairs,   when all of a sudden I looked up and saw KAT VON D at her Kat Von D Beauty booth! The line to take a picture with her was only five people at that time so I hopped in line too! She is beyond beautiful, her skin is porcelain, and she is the most gracious woman ever! She expressed so much gratitude to every person, thanking them for their support, and after each picture was taken made sure each person was happy with the photo! It was a cool moment!


So overall I had a great day at this year’s Makeup Show NYC! I got a lot of great things for my professional kit and some items for myself 🙂

For more information on the Makeup Show go to their website