Monday, April 20, 2015

Earth Day Giveaway with Derma|e

By: Joy Randall

Happy Makeup Monday! Well, it’s no secret that I’m a super freak for some skin care! And great skin care is the base of beautiful make up. So when the StyleMayvin asked me if I wanted to do a review for Dermae? Of course I jumped at the opportunity! Dermae is an award winning leader in natural skin care and what’s even better? We’re partnering on  a giveaway so you can share in this celebration of natural beauty! I’ll tell you how to enter after I tell you how much I love this line so far.

They sent over a few products and so far my favorites are the Evenly Radiant Cleanser and the Hydrating Mist. The cleanser is a gel formula which really breaks down makeup and leaves the skin squeaky clean while evening out the skin tone. The mist is excellent for adding moisture to the skin with hyaluronic acid and it smells absolutely amazing! You can set makeup with it too. Both products are free of sulfates, which are basically synthetic ingredients like sulfur and petroleum. Both known to be terrible for the skin and rumored to be linked to cancer. In simpler terms, the simpler the ingredients, the easier to trust the product you’re using.  

This line is perfect for men and women; I mean everyone wants beautiful skin right? Oh, you have Sensitive skin? This line is completely natural too! 100% vegan, gluten-free, GMO Free, paraben free and cruelty free. They took all the bad stuff out but they put back in plenty of antioxidants, vitamins and botanicals. Which of course are soothing and nourishing to the skin. Sounds amazing so far right? Well it gets even better! This product line is awesome from the inside out. Packaged for recyclability and proudly made in the USA. They even sponsor human, animal and earth saving causes such as Special Olympics and Heal the Bay. I love how they keep you beautiful and keep our Mother Earth beautiful at the same time. Whether you’re the tree hugging type or all about the Vanity… this line has something for you! 

So as promised, you too can get a chance to try some amazing skin care products from Dermae! Earth Day is this Wednesday, April 22nd  and we are hosting a GIVEAWAY

First...show Derma|e Beauty some love and go like one or more of their social media sites: www.twitter.com/derma_e 

THEN...Repost this photo with the following Caption:
I’m celebrating #Earthday by entering the StyleMayvin and Dermae Beauty Giveaway! And make sure to include Hashtags #SMEarthDayGiveaway #DermaeEarthDay #StyleMayvin and #TheBeautyInfluencer in your post! That’s where we’ll be looking for our lucky winner! 

1 lucky winner will receive:

derma e® Evenly Radiant® Brightening Cleanser 
derma e® Evenly Radiant® Brightening Day Crème SPF 15 
derma e® Hydrating Eye Crème with Hyaluronic Acid  
derma e® Microdermabrasion Scrub  


You will receive ALL 5 products valued over $100! We will be on the lookout for your posts until we announce the winners on #Earthday! So get creative! Entries must be U.S. Only. Good Luck! You've only got two day so go post your arse off...NOW! This is not an opportunity to miss!

More About Dermae:
Family owned and operated for 30 years, derma e® has pioneered the development of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare solutions.  The award-winning line features over 80 doctor-developed and clinically-test products that are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petrolatum. Dermae products are cruelty-free and 100 percent vegan.  Manufacturing and operations are offset 100 percent by wind power.  derma e® can be found in over 8,000 retail outlets across the U.S. with additional distribution in 25 countries internationally and on www.dermae.com.  For more information, visit www.dermae.com, call (800) 933-9344, or follow on Facebook.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pure Living Energy For Your Skin


After FINALLY coming out of the winter weather temperatures (fingers crossed), I decided to go back and pull out a new holistic skin care moisturizer I had by Tammy Fender. I briefly touched on this product in a Valentine's Day post a couple of months ago but wanted to dig a little deeper.

There are so many different lotions on the market and sometimes its hard to select one that would work best for you but this is when I tend to love my job even more than I already do because I'm able to try out fabulous products and report back to you! Since I'm one of those people who tries to keep it positive, if you see a review on StyleMayvin it's because myself or someone from my staff has actually tired it and we actually like it. If not, we ditch it. Sounds cruel but it's true!

Now...let's talk about this "ultimate moisture barrier" in a bottle. I've been sampling the Tammy Fender Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion for the past couple of weeks and I've found a new love for sure. The nourishing power of a crème with the delicacy of a lotion offers total "beauty and luxury in a bottle.

It's a soothing blend of botanicals that lock in moisture all over the body. Known to reinforce the yin and yang, pure Geranium oil balances the energy of the body. And since I'm all about cleansing not only the body but also the soul, smoothing a little of this product on just before my morning meditation has proven to be quite effective. This particular lotion hydrates the skin and boots the immune system via the pure essential oils of Geranium and Neroli. Among the many healing properties of Rose Geranium and Tangerine body lotion are:

  • Refreshes and harmonizes
  • Hydrates and tones
  • Energizes and promotes cell regeneration via a blend of vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients
  • Restores essential moisture balance to leave skin soft, supple and nourished via essential fatty acids
  • Helps one reconnect with nature and center one's being
  • Helps skin retain moisture by swelling the cells
  • Increases immunity
  • Gives skin an energizing scent

Sound awesome? It totally is! 

Tammy Fender formulations are Pure Living Energy for the skin - a collection of pure, organic custom blended skin care products based on the healing traditions of holistic medicine, freshly prepared in small batches and formulated with a divine consciousness. With an unwavering commitment to excellence and purity, Tammy Fender formulas radiate healing energy, benefitting one's physical, emotional and spiritual well being. All products are synergistically blended and energetically balanced, working on a cellular level to restore harmony and vitality while addressing the psychology of the cell, bringing one's whole being into balance.
What’s Inside….
  • 100% Botanical – living formulations created from the energy of the Earth
  • Certified Organic herbal infusions
  • Certified Organic plant oils, beneficial vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids
  • Natural food supplements – offering complete support & nourishment to the skin
  • Therapeutic grade pure essential oils – the life force of the plant or flower
  • Energetically balanced formulations to assist optimal health and vitality of the skin
  • High concentrations of naturally active ingredients
  • Synergistically blended formulations to promote health & healing of the skin
  • Products that are cruelty-free and never tested on animals
  • Glass packaging that is 100% recyclable
  • Ingredients that are sustainably harvested from the wild or grown in ways that yield the best crop with the least environmental harm

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe - AutomotiveSTYLE

I drive a Chevrolet Tahoe. It's our family car and although I will not divulge the year of it's make, let's just say I call him "ol' reliable". So, when I had the opportunity to drive the new 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, I fell in love all over again.
There's nothing about this SUV not to love. See the look on my face?
If you're a lover of all things SUV, this is definitely one to consider. Aside from it's sexy, sleek exterior look, it has all of the bells and whistles you would expect from a vehicle of it's magnitude...and a few maybe you wouldn't expect. Plus, the front and rear park assist features as well as the outside heated power adjustable, power folding mirrors with memory function make it one of the easiest I've been able to park as well as navigate through the busy streets of NJ.

Additional features to love:
  • Heated and cooled driver and front passenger seats
  • Heated second row seats
  • Power release second row 60/40 split folding bench seat
  • Third row seat
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure warning
  • Remote vehicle start (perfect for the brutal winter NJ weather)
  • Side blind zone alert with lance change alert
  • Triple sealed, noise suppression doors and windows
The Tahoe comes standard with 18" wheels though 20" and 22" are available. This is a great time to go for a larger "shoe" ladies (I know, it sounds un heard of right? But...) since even while rocking the 22's, the Tahoe maintains it's luxury car ride. With a huge console and more headroom than the past models, it's super comfortable and gets 16 mpg city (22 highway) so it also leaves room in the budget for a new pair of driving shoes...heel, if you dare. I always do!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Get On Trend With Platform Sneakers

For all of my readers who check in during New York Fashion Week twice a year to Stay In the KNOW on all things runway style and my own personal style, please know that I try to share as much as I can. That is always a crazy busy time for me and I tend to still cover various styles, brands and items even into the months following NYFW but who's complaining? I'm sure you're not considering we are all so style crazed!

With that in mind, let me introduce you to J Slides!

Since platforms of all kinds, especially sneakers were all over the runways and you couldn't walk more than 10 feet without seeing someone who had incorporated sneakers into their street style. Now one person you will not find complaining about this is me...my feet were beyond thankful for a few days break from navigating the concrete jungle in sky high heels. 
Nothing is better than wearing a comfortable, stylish shoe when headed off in the cold (rocking a mink of course) toward the tents at Lincoln Center.

One of my favorite color combinations for winter is various earth tones and white. This look for fashion week was definitely one of my favorites. 

The J Slides I'm wearing are the Jibbie Beige Belly Snake style and are currently on SALE online. Not only are they cute and comfortable, they're also right on trend. They are very easily dressed up and down so they're sure to quickly become a favorite of yours too. If this particular style is not your favorite, no worries, J Slides definitely has something for everyone.

Here's a look at a few of the styles I'm currently crushing on from the newest collection plus sandals and espadrilles to wear now.




Miami Mini Roccia -Made in Spain





Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Earth Day Beauty

With Earth Day just two weeks away (April 22nd), we've already started thinking about brands and companies that are Earth Friendly. Here's a few we love:


FABY borrows the colors of the Earth and revitalizes them in six lustrous shades with the FABY Nature collection. This new formula puts an emphasis on protecting the environment without sacrificing the quality of the product. The polish glides on perfectly, dries in minutes and is long-lasting, ensuring vibrant and luminous color.  The ingredients, 87% of which are of natural origin, are derived from the manufacture of wood pulp, cotton, maize, cassava and other raw vegetable materials and are not derived from petroleum. Safe and eco-friendly, FABY polishes come in a glass bottle, a material that is both ecological and recyclable.

Etruscan Clay - a grey with an antique and refined flavor
Afromosia - a deliciously deep chocolate brown
100% Cashmere - a natural, light beige nude 
Cymbidium - a green with sharp orchid tones
Peau d'Ange - a  fun, light coral 
Silk Cocoon - nude with silk and cream undertones





Why not celebrate by giving back with Lavanila! I've written about their products before, so my readers already know I'm a fan. Not only are the products safe for both your body and the environment, Lavanila will be partnering with the Plant a Billion Trees Mission to give back to the Earth in an amazing way.


For every order placed on Lavanila.com, Lavanila will plant a tree in conjunction with the PLANT A BILLION TREES mission until the Nature Conservancy reaches its goal of 1 billion trees! Since Earth Day 2009, Lavanila has joined the Nature Conservancy’s cause to help restore forests around the globe. As of April 7, 2014, Lavanila has planted 17,421 trees in conjunction with the Nature Conservancy’s Plant a Billion Trees program. So get ready to place your order knowing that a special tree is being planted because of you.


If you love the idea tree planting, keep it up with emerginC. Their scientific organics product range is 100% natural and at least 70% organic, throughout the collection. Formulated without parabens, petro-chemicals and synthetic fragrance, the scientific organics products are not only good for your, but work too! For every product sold, emerginC will plant a tree in an indigenous area with the Plant-It 2020 campaign.

All products available via www.emerginC.com and heres a look at what's available.


NEW citrus-kombucha body wash, NEW peptide booster serum, kombucha cleanser, spirulina toner, phytocell serum, phytocell detox mask, phytocell cream, eyelight cream, eyelight serum, at-home facial peel + clarifying kit, grape stem cell, white tea + seaweed body butter, in lips we trust, coconut-argan body oil, ginger-lime sugar scrub and trial/travel set.

Want to get in on a Facebook promotion that gives you the opportunity to support twice? In addition to making a purchase, you can also simply support with a "like", Now through Earth Day, emerginC will be planting 2 viable, indigenous trees in non-harvest locations for every Facebook page like they receive. https://www.facebook.com/emerginC?fref=ts

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Model Restrictions

Ever thought you could go to jail for employing the wrong size person? Sounds like an interesting new law right? Indeed it is and for the overly body conscious women and girls out there, it could be a life saver.

The French parliament has passed a measure that bans modeling agencies and fashion brands from employing models the government deems too thin. Now models will be required to present medical documentation of a body mass index (BMI) of at least 18, Reuters reports. People who employ models who fail to meet the requirement could face six months in prison and a fine of $82,417. Can you say WOW?!? 

This is all in an effort to discourage the use of ultra thin models and unhealthy practices, and now Denmark is looking to do the same, according to the New York Times. Rather than go through government channels, the Danish Fashion Ethical Charter is a document written with the help of Danish fashion organizations, eight model agencies, a eating disorder support group and model union. The document includes guidelines like annual health checkups, an age limit of 16 for models and healthy food available at shoots.

So what are the penalties in Denmark? For brands looking to be a part of Copenhagen Fashion Week, they must sign the charter. If brands continually go against the guidelines, they will be kicked out. And ultimately, perpetrators will be publicly shamed with a blacklist posted online. Ouch! 
If you've been watching Israel, Denmark and France are a bit behind the game. Ultra-skinny models have been confined to history following a law that went into effect in Israel at the beginning of 2013.
Only healthy looking models with a Body Mass Index of more than 18.5, have been able to work there. Not to mention Vogue banned too skinny, underaged models from their pages in 2012. With this currently being such a hot topic once again, will the U.S. finally follow its own laws as well?

Well readers, what do you think? Is this a move that's long overdue or one that could be very intrusive of designers' freedoms of creativity? I'm all for anything that promotes health personally. Being healthy is number one about fashion and whatever promotes love of self and individuality, for me, also promotes love of the brand being represented.

Tech Time with the Subaru Legacy - AutomotiveSTYLE

Let's talk features! When I had the chance to drive the Subaru Legacy, I was beyond excited by the technology of this car. Want to know why? Well, there are a few reasons but let me start with the first...most impressive reason. Eyesight Driver Assist Technology.


Using two cameras mounted above the rearview mirror to monitor traffic, the EyeSight driver assist technology can react to conditions even before you do. An alert will be sounded along with a visual warning when it senses danger of a collision. It can even apply the brakes automatically if you don't. How cool is that?!? EyeSight also optimizes cruise control and can warn drivers when they're swaying outside their lane. Just think of how helpful this could be for new drivers...honestly, any driver! See how it works...



Another feature I love is Voice Activated GPS Navigation. Legacy offers an available GPS navigation system with XM NavTraffic to help guide you to your points of interest, all via voice command. So all you have to do is say "Take me home" and the Subaru will get you there safely with turn by turn instructions from any location. It also features a 7-inch high-resolution touch-screen display, HD Radio, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

The last of my top three favs is the Rear Vision Camera. These days, I can't understand why any car wouldn't have this feature because of how many lives it can safe and accidents it can avoid. A standard rear-vision camera enhances rear visibility when backing up. It even displays guide lines to help you see the vehicle's path and judge distance to other objects. In the same way EyeSight keeps an eye on other vehicles, it also watches your vehicle's space in the lane, warning you if you've accidentally swayed too far to either side.

For more information on the Subaru Legacy log on to www.subaru.com