ILIA Beauty Releases New Spring 2014 Collection

Although it may not look like Spring outside (at least here in the New York area), ’tis truly the season! And what better way to envision a warm and sunny Spring season than brand-new bright lip products from ILIA Beauty’s Spring 2014 Collection! The Collection introduces 2 new Tinted Lip Conditioner colors and a refillable, translucent powder product which are now available for purchase today on the ILIA Beauty website.

Since I’m a beauty product hoarder–erm blogger, I jumped to pre-order the new translucent powder from Spirit Beauty Lounge last week and hovered, drooling over the new tinted lip colors because I wasn’t able to order them yet. My undying love for the ILIA Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioners (see my review here) is due to their ultra hydrating, pigmented, balm-like formulation and as a devout ILIA convert, who am I not to pick up these new color offerings? Someone please hide my credit cards, it’s going to be a rough month…

Between Jump, a bold fucshia shade and Hold Me Now, the perfect pastel pink, I might have to add both of these new Tinted Lip Conditioners to my collection, pronto! 

ILIA describes Jump as, “a bright pop of magenta, mixed with hints of electric, blue undertones. The intensity of the color can be layered to a bold hue and sits on trend with the purple movement of 2014.”
Hold Me Now is described as, “a soft pastel pink lends some similarity to our multi-stick Tenderly, which has been requested repeatedly to be made into a lip shade. The lightness of this white-pink hue pairs beautifully with some of the stronger eye looks of the season.”

As for Fade Into You, the new translucent powder product, here is how ILIA describes it: “Soft to the touch, Fade Into You is a light universal finishing powder, packaged in a refillable brush component. The translucent base is a blend of organic powder and oils including Aloe Leaf Extract, full of minerals and vitamins to help keep skin looking soft and supple. Passion Fruit and Rosemary Oil contain anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe the skin.” Sounds like another must-have, right?

Will you be picking up anything from the Spring 2014 ILIA Beauty Collection? What are your favorite ILIA Beauty Products?

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Happy New Year! Top 10 Posts From 2013

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Wishing you a healthy and happy 2014! In celebration of the New Year, check out the most read posts on Plein Vanity from 2013:

10. Juice Beauty Event & Reflecting Gloss Reviewjuicebeautyevent

9. My VISIA Complexion Analysis

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8. Berry Sultry: ILIA Beauty Arabian Knights Tinited Lip Conditioner ReviewArabianKnights1

7. Vapour Organic Beauty Siren Lipstick in Knockout and Holiday ReviewVapour3-1

6. My Organic Lash Love: Juice Beauty Lash Defining Mascara ReviewJuice Beauty Mascara 1

5. Voluminous Lashes with Alima Pure Natural Definition Mascaraalimapure-mascara-1-2

4. Beauty Chat: Svetlana Sanchez, Founder of Gressa Skinsvetlana1

3. A Countertop-Worthy Makeup Organizer thebeautystation

2. 100% Pure Tinted Moisturizer Review 

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1. Easy as Pai: Pai Skincare Review paiskincare1

*Runner up: Au Natural Factual: Witch Hazel*

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To see more posts from yesteryear (okay, so it’s not that far back), click on over to the Archives.

From makeup to skincare to sustainable fashion, this year has been a whirlwind of awesome: meeting and connecting with other bloggers and brands, learning more about makeup and healthattending interesting events, being featured on Organic Beauty Talk and lastly, discovering I can succeed in doing something I love. Looking forward to more exciting moments ahead! 

Thanks for reading and see you lots more in 2014! 🙂

What else would you like to see on Plein Vanity in 2014? Let me know!

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Links to Love This Week Vol. 1

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It’s almost the weekend, hooray! Here are some links from the web that are getting me through the rest of this week:

Thinking about Halloween costume ideas? This mom dressed her daughter up as 5 historical, inspiring women and the result is super sweet and heartwarming – Upworthy

The smarties in the Psychology department over at my alma mater found that Oreos are as addictive as cocaine.Their research showed that Oreos triggered the same pleasure center of the brain as drugs do – CBS

I’m obsessed with National Geographic’s Tumblr blog: “FOUND”. I find myself getting lost in all kinds of vintage photo goodness there – Tumblr

A helpful guide from Well + Good NYC on what you should be thinking about when buying organic versus local produce – Well + Good NYC

Jessica Biel’s brother, Justin Biel launched his own line of eco-friendly, up-cycled burlap bags. The designs look cool but the idea doesn’t seem too unique. Meh – Ecouterre 

This Kate Spade Saturday reversible/multi-wear wool mini skirt is so cute!  – Kate Spade Saturday

I may just have to purchase this new, limited edition S.W. Basics of Brooklyn Hibiscus face mask along with my order for a bunch of their lip balms, which are still $1 each until the end of October  – S.W. Basics of Brooklyn

Read about the designer who created the cute and versatile Android logo and some logo design tips – The New York Times

This inspiring memoir about Malala, the Pakistani girl who fought for women’s education rights, was targeted and shot by the Taliban is next on my “to-read” list – Amazon

Yoga inspiration from some cute bunnies  – Pinterest

The blog,“Humans of New York” finally released a book compiling all the photos that depict the heartfelt, emotional, funny and beautiful people of New York City I’ve grown to love – Amazon

Recommended Fall reads from the Design*Sponge team and cool book-inspired designs – Design*Sponge

What are you loving this week?

Are you following me on Bloglovin, Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter yet? 🙂

Featured on Organic Beauty Talk!

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The lovely Brandie from Organic Beauty Talk interviewed me for a “Meet the Organic Beauty” series. I am honored to be featured on the site today as Organic Beauty Talk was one of the first sites that inspired me to start my own blog.

You can read the entire interview here.  More exciting things for my blog coming soon….

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FDA Releases Long-Awaited Standard on Gluten-Free Labeling

Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration finally introduced standards on labeling products regulated by the FDA with the term “gluten-free”. This long-awaited standard on gluten-free labeling has been augmented by the increase of individuals diagnosed with celiac disease. With nearly 3 million Americans suffering from celiac disease, a disease where individuals cannot process gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye, this seems to be an important regulatory milestone.

The published FDA guidelines define food and drugs with less than 20 parts per million of gluten as “gluten-free” and thus provides manufacturers with a specific standard to follow in regards to labeling products.  Here are the specific details which allow a product to be labeled as gluten-free by the FDA definition (as posted on the FDA website):

  1. an ingredient that is any type of wheat, rye, barley, or crossbreeds of these grains
  2. an ingredient derived from these grains and that has not been processed to remove gluten
  3. an ingredient derived from these grains and that has been processed to remove gluten, if it results in the food containing 20 or more parts per million (ppm) gluten

The new FDA standard for gluten-free labeling poses many interesting outcomes for both consumers and manufacturers. Many gluten-free advocates have applauded the FDA in their release of the labeling guidelines as there will now be a greater reassurance among the gluten-free community when purchasing food and drugs. It is also reassuring for food manufacturers to actually have a standard to use and to produce products reflecting upon a specific definition.

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However, like other FDA standard guidelines, such as labeling products as organic or cruelty free, there are still many loose ends where manufacturers can misbrand their products and use the “gluten-free” labeling standard to their advantage disregarding a consumer’s health. For example, the FDA even declared that water, fruit, eggs or vegetables may be labeled “gluten-free” because they do not specifically contain any gluten. Hmm…

The new standard on gluten-free labeling applies only to voluntary labeled products regulated by the FDA and manufacturers will have one year after the rule goes into effect to comply with the new definitions.

What is your opinion on the new FDA ruling?

Sources (click for links): NPR,  Food Safety News, FDA News, USA Today

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