Beauty Products that Save the Day!

With the nice weather finally having made its way into the city, you probably have begun to update your seasonal wardrobe. But don't forget about your beauty routine! Owning a few key beauty products will enable you to cut down on the time it takes to look effortlessly beautiful. has our manicured fingertips on some spring beauty faves we wanted to share with the readers!

The Silk’n Flash&Go is a light-based hair removal device that offers permanent results and an easy at home beauty fix. It's the safe way to get smooth and beautiful skin. Say goodbye to unwanted hair and say hello to those party dresses that show off your fabulous legs! A city girl must-own and really incredible!

Cute-As-A-Button Easter Mani from MARS the Salon!

This Easter, demonstrate that eggs are not the only things to be decorated by dressing up your digits! This easy step by step guide from MARS the Salon, located in West Hollywood, features the season’s leading pastel shades, adorable miniature egg designs, and fun, festive patterns. It’s easy as one, two, three…so grab your tools and get going!

Apply a base coat.

Paint an egg shape on the thumb with white nail polish, green nail polish on the index finger, blue nail polish on the middle finger, yellow nail polish on the ring finger and pink nail polish on the pinky finger.

Paint a flower with green, blue, and beige nail polish on the thumb. Paint a zigzag line with blue nail polish on the index finger. Paint dots with a pink nail polish on the middle finger.

Liz Earle Brings British Beauty Across the Pond

We're sure you guys have head of Birchbox (and if you haven’t, where have you been?), the fun and fabulous monthly beauty subscription service that sends you great products to try. These little packages have started many a beauty obsession for the ladies of Joonbug, and getting a one in the mail every month is really fun. Recently, Birchbox invited us to test some products at a Birchblogger breakfast. And we have got to tell you, we have a new love...her name is Liz. Liz Earle skincare products won us over as soon as the first moisturizer hit our palms!

MARS the Salon Coachella Nail Designs

This weekend marks the beginning of Coachella, and we can feel the excitement all the way over here on the East Coast.

Without a doubt, you've had your outfit planned for months, with each bohemian detail perfected to the T. That being said, you cannot forget about the most important accessory--nail art! Luckily, MARS the salon is here to help with these nail designs specifically created for Coachella. Best part? They're easy to do!

Weekend Pick: Smashbox Beauty Brunch Expo at The Penthouse Chicago

This Sunday, Smashbox cordially invites you to attend a beauty brunch during which they will introduce you to the new Santigold collection and demonstrate a few of the top spring trends in beauty. Included with each ticket purchase is a brunch hor d’oeuvres, a mimosa and bloody mary bar, makeup application tutorials by Smashbox experts themselves, as well as a braid bar.

You can also enter the raffle to win a beauty basket consisting of top-rated Smashbox products, essentials from Aveda hair care, 1 bottle of Piper champagne, 1 bottle of Russian standard Vodka, a Smashbox beauty experience for you and two guests at the Smashbox Studio at the Nordstrom location on Michigan Avenue, and even a personal styling session with Nordstrom styles, Angeliki Garris.

When: Sunday, April 13th, 11am

Where: The Penthouse Chicago, 235 W Van Buren St., Chicago, Il

Stylish Travel Must-Haves

Perhaps you are planning a spring getaway, or have an upcoming business trip--whatever the scenario packing your bag with the right things ensure stress free travel! As always, has our pulse on the latest and our excited to share with you a few absolute must-haves. So, unzip that DVF luggage and let's start packing!

Frizzy hair while on the go is an absolute no-no. When we heard about the new Nexxus Frizz Defy haircare line we just had to give it a try. The results are gorgeous soft locks.

Looking Ahead: A Wellness Workshop with Thorbjörg

To celebrate the U.S. launch of her best selling book titled, 10 Years Younger in 10 Weeks, Scandinavia's celebrity author and all-around wellness guru, Thorbjörg will host an inspiring wellness workshop entirely dedicated to achieving beauty and youthfulness from the inside out.

And in addition to learning tips on natural ways to improve your well-being from Thorbjörg and two of New York's leading wellness experts, you will learn natural makeup techniques from Makeup Artist
Rebecca Casciano, as well as the beauty benefits of yoga from Raquel Griffin, Yoga, Spirit and Lifestyle Coach.

Spaced is limited. RSVP required: When: Wednesday, April 9th, 7pm Where: Great Jones Space, 9 Great Jones St. #2, New York, NY
Grand Opening of Ricky's Opens in Murray Hill this Saturday

This Saturday, March 21st, marks the Grand Opening of the Ricky’s Murray Hill location. The opening party runs from 1pm to 4pm and features free samples, beauty makeovers, giveaways and more. The brands running special offers include luxury skincare and hair care lines such as Murad, Klorane, Moroccan Oil and Carol’s Daughter.

The new store’s on third avenue and 27th street and will include one of the built-in Revolver hair salons. This should be a fun treat for any and all hair-obsessed ladies living in Murray Hill.

Beauty and the Braid

Braids have been a big trend for the past few years; from the French to the fishtail, the five-strand to the milk maid, braids always make an impressive statement. Celebs like Jessica Alba, Amanda Seyfreid, Kim K, and of course fish-tail lover Blake Lively have all sported braids on the red carpet. Though they may seem intimidating, braids can be very manageable once you get the technique down. This past Wednesday at the Pierre Michel salon at 135 57th St., hair stylists taught New York City’s trendiest ladies how to get the hottest braided hair-dos. The salon was the perfect location for this ladies’ night. Huge, sleek and modern, the hip stylists skillfully created stunning braided styles in a matter of minutes. Ladies learned the do’s and don’ts of braiding, such as taking your time and not freaking if it’s not exactly even (that’s what bobby pins are for)!

Beauty and the Beat