DFW Beauty News: Wellness Shop at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus Wellness Shop

The Wellness Shop at Neiman Marcus will be offering natural and organic beauty brands inside our NM Active areas! 

Launched at NorthPark and Willowbend on Friday, 6/9 and will expand to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Michigan Avenue in August 2017. The Wellness Shop is being installed within existing NM Active shops. Wellness is part of the NM Active experience. Wellness represents a variety of brands that are either natural, organic, eco-cert, or clean and green

More details...

  • First NM Active shop opened at NorthPark (Dallas) in Fall 2015
  • Currently, there are 23 Active shops, with 14 additional stores opening in August 2017
  • Brands in Active include Alo Yoga, adidas by Stella McCartney, Alala, Blanc Noir, New Balance, The North Face, Tory Sport, and many more.
  • Open-sell concept; shelving units, towers and tables for customers to shop and explore product freely. Products organized by type, rather than vendor -- Bath, Cleanse, Moisturize, Masks, Serums + Oils, Body, Supplements, Hair + Fragrance
  • Vendors within The Wellness Shop are brand new to Neiman Marcus, with the exception of Kiehl's and 8 Greens
  • 21 brand new vendors to Neiman Marcus, 3 existing (8 Greens, Tata Harper and Kiehl's)

"With the opening of the The Wellness Shop at Northpark and Willowbend, within our NM Active apparel and lifestyle areas, we've added an edited assortment of unique natural, organic, and clean beauty brands.  NM Active serves as a one-stop-shop for customers seeking a fashionable, healthy and active lifestyle." - Jim Gold, Chief Merchandise Officer, Neiman Marcus

Full product line list below...

  • 8 Greens
  • Clean Fragrance 
  • Cool
  • de Mamiel
  • DedCool
  • French Girl Organics 
  • HUM
  • Joanna Vargas
  • Kaia Naturals-Juicy Bamboo
  • Kiehls
  • LE BON 
  • May Lindstrom
  • One Love Organics
  • Original & Mineral
  • Palermo Body
  • Primally Pure
  • Pursoma
  • Sangre de Fruta 
  • The Beauty Chef 
  • Tata Harper
  • TULA
  • Vintner's Daughter


DFW Beauty Guide: Daddy + Daughter Makeup 101 Tutorials

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Blushington Launches Daddy + Daughter Makeup101 Tutorials

Parents are always looking for events and activities to do with their children and it can be especially hard for men find ways to connect with their tween or teen daughters. Blushington has just launched new Makeup101 classes specially designed for Fathers and Daughters to learn and enjoy together. During the 90-minute class, Fathers and daughters will both learn how to cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin, how to contour and conceal, how to apply eyeliner and shadow, how to choose the right shade of lipstick and more! A professional makeup artist will lead the class, but Fathers and their daughters will BOTH be learning to select and apply products so it is very interactive. What makes Blushington's Father/Daughter classes so great is that instead of the parent telling the child what activity they are doing, the roles are reversed and the daughter is getting to pull her Father into something she's passionate about. The class empowers Dad's to be more hands-on with their daughters and creates a bond that is powerful for both parties. 

Blushington is offering group classes every Sunday this Summer from 3:30-5:00pm at their Dallas studio located at 4218 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219. Cost is $50 per Daddy/Daughter pair with a maximum of 4 pairs per class. 60-minute private lessons can be booked at your convenience for $125. 

To book a class, visit: www.blushington.com or call 214-521-9200

DFW Beauty Guide: Summer Vibes With Ahhsoles!

Trade your normal everyday footwear for these uniquely designed shoes

Slip into Ahhsoles and experience incredible comfort and joy with every step – without sacrificing style. Ditch that boring, everyday footwear and throw on a pair of Ahhsoles flip flops! 

Uniquely named for that “Ahhh!” feeling you experience when taking your shoes off after a long day on your feet, this innovative brand designs an irresistible selection of wild foot bed textures that are “Offensively comfortable”.

Explore the different, daring designs from Ahhsoles that will make your feet feel fresh:

  • The Blue Coral: Give your feet a unique massage with the Coral sole of this stylish sandal. Its soft web-like feel is meant to mimic the feel of a soft bed of soft spindly coral!
  • The Green Ripple: This relaxing Ripple-Sole gives your feet a much-needed break! The wave-like feel of the soft soles will have your heels resting on newly formed sand.
  • The SeaGrass: Send your feet to radiant relaxation with the SeaGrass soles! The soft grass feel tickles your toes and massages your most needed pressure points.

Soak up the sun with the perfect pair of flip flops for all your spring break or summer trips - Ahhsoles! Grab this gear for your feet at https://ahhsoles.com.


DFW Beauty News: Body Machine Fitness Brings Innovative Fitness Concept to DFW

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Unique luxury fitness studio to open in Plano this July

Body Machine Fitness, the world’s largest luxury High Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T.) studio featuring one-of-a-kind workout classes and amenities, opens its first location this July in Plano, Texas.

Body Machine Fitness offers high-intensity group classes led by certified trainers in a unique setting. The studio, or “Transformation Room”, is divided in two parts, with one half comprised of 30 treadmills arranged stadium-style, and the floor comprised of a variety of equipment including free-weights, TRX® bands, bikes, and a number of other pieces of unique equipment.  In addition, the studio will feature a massive fitness structure called a QueenaxTM, an innovative suspension body weight training system that allows users to target key muscle groups with numerous cutting-edge apparatuses to achieve greater results. 

Sixty-six people can train in the Transformation Room at one time.  The playlists are customized daily by a well-known music producer and DJ, Tog, AKA “The Hi-Yahs,” whom has opened for such groups as Tiesto and deadmau5, and has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine and Billboard.com.  Each custom mix is perfectly synchronized with the workout while an immersive lighting system moves and dances to the beat of the music.  So when the trainer tells everyone to sprint, the beat will drop and the lights will put on a show at the exact same time. 

Body Machine Fitness will feature a number of technological advances, such as offering a 3-D body scanner that will render a precise three dimensional model of the user so gains or losses in body fat and muscle mass can be tracked down to the centimeter at points all around the body.  Additionally, members can log on to the Body Machine Fitness app prior to class to reserve their spots in class and choose their starting points on either the treadmills, bikes or one of the strength training stations. A double-floor option is available for members who prefer to spend the hour-long class weight training instead of doing cardio intervals. 

In addition to the Transformation Room, the 6,500 square-foot space features an indoor/outdoor smoothie bar, called The BMF Bar that is open to the public and serves up an array of all natural fresh smoothies, juices, yogurt bowls and super-food power bowls.  The patio serves as a place to relax, play yard games that include corn hole and giant Jenga, and enjoy a healthful smoothie post-class. 

Body Machine Fitness features a number of high-end amenities throughout the space, including spa-like locker rooms with complimentary towel service and Health & Wellness services. Body Machine Fitness is also launching its own line of luxury vegan body products called PureBody which includes shampoo, conditioner, body wash, facial cleanser, body lotion and foaming hand soap, all of which are complimentary for clients to use. In addition to PureBody, Body Machine Fitness is launching its own line of all-natural supplements called Rawthentic Nutrition that includes tasty cookies & cream vegan protein powder and ultra clean pre and post workout powders.

Prior to grand opening, Body Machine Fitness is offering a two-week trial period for visitors to experience the heart-pumping workout for free and receive a free smoothie or power bowl from The BMF Bar. 

The following special introductory rates are offered to guests who pre-enroll prior to grand opening:

·      Starter Package (8 Classes/month): $99

·      Committed Package (12 Classes/month): $149

·      Devoted (Unlimited Classes/month): $199

·      VIP Monthly Membership (Unlimited Classes/month & Exclusive Perks): $349

Body Machine Fitness is slated to open in early July, and the free trial begins late June.  The studio is located at 6153 Windhaven Pkwy Suite 130, Plano, Texas.  Visit www.bodymachinefitness.com for more information or to sign up for the two-week trial.

DFW Beauty Review: PureBeauty Salon & Spa


Last Tuesday our Beauty Contributor, Francois was kindly invited by Jeana Delano, Manager of Purebeauty Salon & Spa in Dallas, to try one of their beauty treatments. 

Read below for his experience...

Located in Neiman Marcus at North Park Center, Purebeauty Salon & Spa is one of the most luxurious beauty and well-being centers in the DFW area. It is the perfect place to escape from your busy life of city-dweller, and pamper yourself with everything from massages, facial and body treatments, to manicures, pedicures and salon services.

Because I tend to have a combination skin with tiny black heads on my nose, I decided to have the "deep pore cleansing facial" (priced at $120), and I am very excited to share my experience with you guys.

I arrived a little bit before 11am, time at which my treatment was scheduled. After being warmly welcomed by Jeana, I was invited to follow the beauty technician Lulu (not to be confused with Lulu, the Founder of DFW Beauty Guide) who took care of my face for the next hour. I was told Lulu was the best, and she proved it! She was friendly, gentle and very professional. 

The treatment was composed of 4 major steps:

1) Face cleaning and exfoliation

2) Deep pore cleansing (T zone)

3) Mask

4) Hydrating

I had a great time and left Purebeauty Salon & Spa with a clean, and definitely more unified, skin. Not only were the black heads on my nose gone, I also felt very relaxed and happy. I totally recommend this beauty salon to every guy out there. And remember, Father's Day is right around the corner. A facial treatment at Purebeauty Salon & Spa makes the perfect gift for the perfect dad!

I invite you to check out Purebeauty Salon & Spa's website for more information and bookings: http://www.purebeauty.com

Beauty Contributor

Beauty Contributor

About Francois

Born in France, but shaped by the world, Francois is a new comer to Dallas. He is the proud founder and editor of www.hellofrancois.com, one of the few Dallas-based blogs dedicated to men's fashion, grooming and lifestyle. Launched in September 2016, the blog has gained a lot of exposure since, especially among Dallasites, and now ranks #1 on Google under "Dallas Men Blogger".



DFW Beauty News: Innovative Company Combines Beauty and Utility


Be beautiful on purpose with BEAUTILITY®. Passionate about creating groundbreaking, solution-oriented beauty tools and accessories that help you get the most out of your makeup and other beauty products, BEAUTILITY® is designing unique, revolutionary products that have never existed until now!

When we get toward the bottom of our beauty products, we’ll do almost anything to get it all out – shaking, setting it upside down, or cutting open tubes. Unfortunately, there is usually still plenty left clinging to the sides and bottom. Consumer Reports stated that up to 25% of your product can be stuck in the bottle. That’s a savings of $250 each year for the average woman, or over $12,000 in a lifetime of makeup! How can you use every last drop you paid for? BEAUTILITY’s recoup BEAUTISCOOP®. Find out how this “beauty spatula” won’t let any products go to waste:

  • Vibrant and Versatile: Available in a crisp green and white color, this flexible tool’s patented dual scoop design allows you to get every last drop of your beauty. From lotion to lip gloss, makeup to moisturizer, serum to shampoo, the scoops fit into the narrow openings of the smallest to tallest containers to capture every ounce.
  • Patented Technology: No wait, no waste with this unique tool. The scoop collapses to fit through any tight opening, and then flares back out to cling, capture and cradle product without spilling.
  • Scoop and Save: The recoup BEAUTISCOOP® works with ease and, even better, pays for itself over and over as you scoop and save. An essential tool for any woman to recoup her beauty, time, and money.
  • Keep it Clean: This multi-functional product is easily cleaned with soap and water or makeup wipes for various use.

Founder Michelle Gast came up with the idea behind recoup BEAUTISCOOP® back in October of 2006. While getting ready for her day, she realized, yet again, that she was near the bottom of her face lotion. With no spatula small enough to do the trick, the idea struck her – a beauty tool that reached into every container from tiny to gigantic to use every last drop.

“The beauty of the product is that not only do women get to enjoy what we call ‘the satisfaction of the scoop,’ but the recoup BEAUTISCOOP® effectively pays for itself, as women use it over and over again, to scoop and save.”

The recoup BEAUTISCOOP® is available in two color combinations, and an 8” and 11” length for tall body lotion, shampoo and conditioner bottles. The product is sold 8” devices separately or in a DUO set including the 8” and 11” devices.  It is currently available for purchase at www.LIVEBEAUTILITY.com, various spas and boutiques.


BEAUTILITY® founder, Michelle Gast, set out to create a company whose tagline, “beauty on purpose,” is evident in both their problem-solving products, and in their mission to uplift women and help solve bigger problems. With a focus on purpose, rather than pretention, BEAUTILITY® combines beauty and utility with revolutionary products like the recoup BEAUTISCOOP® and recoup BEAUTISCOOP PRO®, innovative tools that help women to make the most out of their beauty. The idea of giving back is at the heart of the company – a portion of every product’s profits will go towards partnering with global initiatives that fight poverty and injustice around the world.

DFW Beauty Research: Can You Die from Too Much Caffeine?


Too much caffeine caused the death of a 16-year-old high school student from South Carolina who collapsed during class last month, according to the county coroner. Davis Allen Cripe died from a caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia. During an arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body, and lack of blood flow affects the brain, heart and other organs. The teen consumed three caffeine-laced drinks -- a cafe latte, large Diet Mountain Dew and an energy drink -- in a two-hour period before collapsing in his classroom at Spring Hill High School on April 26, Watts said. (Source: CNN) So where does this tragic news leave adult java lovers?

How much caffeine can I drink a day?

"Most people can safely take in about 400 milligrams of caffeine daily or about 4 cups of coffee," says Dr. Christopher Calapai D.O., a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine. He adds that, “the limit varies from person to person.” It’s difficult to assign an exact amount for everyone because people can have different sensitivities or reactions to caffeine based on age, medical history, and tolerance. However, there is enough research available to make a recommendation based on an individual’s weight.

To keep it safe, health experts recommend a maximum daily dose of 400 mg. To see what this means for you, check out the caffeine in some of these common drinks:

Starbucks Coffee (16 fl oz): 320 mg caffeine

5-hour energy (1.93 fl oz): 207 mg caffeine

Dunkin Donuts regular (16 fl oz): 203 mg caffeine

Starbucks Latte (16 fl oz): 150 mg caffeine

Coffee, brewed (8 fl oz): 133 mg caffeine

Red Bull Energy Shot (2 fl oz): 80 mg caffeine

Red Bull (8 fl oz): 80 mg caffeine

Tea (8 fl oz): 53 mg caffeine

But how, exactly, can the world's most popular drug kill?

Like other stimulants, caffeine raises blood pressure, boosts heart rate and temporarily shrinks blood vessels. Dr. Calapai explains that, “In excess, the effects can be deadly by causing a heart attack, stroke or other cardio-vascular-related problem. Researchers think daily caffeine intake can increase the risk of coronary heart disease, but the results so far have been inconclusive.”

It’s also important to realize that medical conditions can affect sensitivity to caffeine. “If you have anxiety, panic disorder, heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure, diabetes, take medication or have any sort of medical condition, then you may tolerate less caffeine and should speak to a doctor,” says Dr. Calapai.

There are “caffeine overdose symptoms” that are important to watch for. These include:

Jitters, Restlessness, and Nervousness

Increased heartbeat



Heart palpitations (cardiac arrhythmia)





Cardiac arrest

Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine, and anti-aging medicine. Proclaimed as the "The Stem Cell Guru" by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S. His stem cell treatments have achieved remarkable results in clinical trials on patients with conditions as varied as Alzheimer's, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, frailty syndrome, heart, kidney and liver failure, lupus, MS and Parkinson's. He has worked with Mike Tyson, Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and Fox series Gotham's, Donal Logue; he was a medical consultant for the New York Rangers. Connect with him via twitter @drcalapai or at www.drcal.net


Sweat Cosmetics Gleam Illuminator


Price: $42

A super lightweight water- and sweat-resistant mineral illuminator with SPF 25 and all natural skin-friendly ingredients.

The Mineral Illuminator powder combines finely milled highlighting powder, skincare, and sunscreen that protects and soothes active skin. This twist-brush was created with a tapered tip, making it easy for a natural, radiant finish. This breathable, dermatologist-approved formulation won’t clog pores and is packed with natural, skin-loving ingredients like antioxidants and vitamin E. It is water- and sweat- resistant for up to 40 minutes.

0.09 oz


  • Zinc Oxide: all-natural sunscreen that is known to be the safest and most effective protection against UV rays.
  • Vitamin E: super antioxidant that increases the efficacy of active sunscreen ingredients, retains moisture, and strengthens the skin’s barrier.
  • Milk Thistle: anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that aids in DNA repair after skin has been exposed to the sun.
  • Rhodiola Rosea: antioxidant and anti-aging ingredient that helps skin resist stress and remain strong when faced with pollution, UV rays, and hot and cold weather. It also has the ability to assist with the production of elastin, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Sweep along cheekbones to highlight or use all over face, collarbones, and chest for a radiant look with just a hint of gold.

To control the flow of powder, use the BUFF setting on your Twist-Brush to close the powder flow and blend for a natural finish.


Sweat’s mineral powder makeup is hypoallergenic, gluten-free, cruelty-free, dermatologist approved, and noncomedogenic. It is also free of oil, silicone, and artificial fragrance.The synthetic, antibacterial soft buffing brush head is magnetic and detachable for easy cleaning.


Zinc Oxide 12% || Mica, Boron Nitride, Squalane, Silica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Lecithin, Isopentyldiol, Silybum Marianum Seed Extract, Rhodolia Rosea Root Extract, Propanediol, Water || May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

DFW Beauty Jobs: U. MedSpa - Full-time Licensed Esthetician

Full-time Licensed Esthetician

U. Med Spa- Plano, TX 75024 

5717 Legacy Dr, Suite 170, Plano Texas 75024


U. Med Spa is a full-service medical spa located in the beautiful Shops at Legacy in Plano, TX. 

We specialize in cosmetic injectables, facial fillers, anti-aging skin care and laser treatments. 

U. Med Spa is looking for an experienced medical esthetician to add to our highly skilled staff.  Experience in LHR and CO2 laser is a plus.  You must be experienced in medical grade peels and facials. And of course, a professional appearance and demeanor with a well-spoken personality and great people skills are necessary.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Greets guests in a timely and friendly fashion and ensures guests are comfortable throughout their service.

• Provides skin care services including facials, body treatments, hair removal, laser treatments, microdermabrasion and dermaplanning. 

• Educates guests in recommended retail products to continue homecare.

• Consistently increases guest retention by building relationships. 


•Appropriate State/County/City Esthetician License

•Certified laser technician.

•1-2 years of experience preferred

•Strong professional presentation, technical ability and relationship building. 

•Follows all state salon/spa regulation in rgard to cleanliness and sanitation. 

Must be able to work flexible hours including Saturdays and holidays. 

Job Type: Full Time


TUE     9:00-7:00 

WED    9:00-7:00

THU     9:00-7:00 

FRI       9:00-6:00

SAT      9:00-5:00 


Compensation: Competitive Compensation Structure

DFW Beauty News: Just One Alcoholic Drink a Day Increases Breast Cancer Risk

Drinking just one glass of wine or other alcoholic drink a day increases breast cancer risk, finds a major new report by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF).

The report also revealed, for the first time, that vigorous exercise such as running or fast bicycling decreases the risk of both pre- and post-menopausal breast cancers. Strong evidence confirmed an earlier finding that moderate exercise decreases the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer, the most common type of breast cancer.

“It can be confusing with single studies when the findings get swept back and forth,” said Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD, a lead author of the report and cancer prevention expert at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

“With this comprehensive and up-to-date report the evidence is clear: Having a physically active lifestyle, maintaining a healthy weight throughout life and limiting alcohol – these are all steps women can take to lower their risk.”

Brisk Walking, Alcohol and Breastfeeding

Diet, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Breast Cancer systematically collated and evaluated the scientific research worldwide on how diet, weight and exercise affect breast cancer risk in the first such review since 2010. The report analyzed 119 studies, including data on 12 million women and 260,000 cases of breast cancer.

The report found strong evidence that drinking the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer a day (about 10 grams alcohol content) increases pre-menopausal breast cancer risk by 5 percent and post-menopausal breast cancer risk by 9 percent. A standard drink is 14 grams of alcohol.

For vigorous exercise, pre-menopausal women who were the most active had a 17 percent lower risk and post-menopausal women had a 10 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to those who were the least active. Total moderate activity, such as walking and gardening, linked to a 13 percent lower risk when comparing the most versus least active women.

In addition the report showed that:

  • Being overweight or obese increases the risk of post-menopausal breast cancer, the most common type of breast cancer.
  • Mothers who breastfeed are at lower risk for breast cancer.
  • Greater adult weight gain increases risk of post-menopausal breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in US women with over 252,000 new cases estimated this year. AICR estimates that one in three breast cancer cases in the U.S. could be prevented if women did not drink alcohol, were physically active and stayed a healthy weight.

Emerging Findings: Dairy and Veggies

The report points to links between diet and breast cancer risk. There was some evidence – although limited – that non-starchy vegetables lowers risk for estrogen-receptor (ER) negative breast cancers, a less common but more challenging to treat type of tumor.

Limited evidence also links dairy, diets high in calcium and foods containing carotenoids to lowering risk of some breast cancers. Carrots, apricots, spinach and kale are all foods high in carotenoids, a group of phytonutrients studied for their health benefits.

These links are intriguing but more research is needed, says McTiernan. “The findings indicate that women may get some benefit from including more non-starchy vegetables with high variety, including foods that contain carotenoids,” she said. “That can also help avoid the common 1 to 2 pounds women are gaining every year, which is key for lowering cancer risk.”

Steps Women Can Take

Aside from these lifestyle risk factors, other established causes of breast cancer include being older, early menstrual period and having a family history of breast cancer.

While there are many factors that women cannot control, says Alice Bender, MS, RDN, AICR’s Head of Nutrition Programs, the good news from this report is that all women can take steps to lower their breast cancer risk.

“Wherever you are with physical activity, try to nudge it up a bit, either a little longer or a little harder. Make simple food shifts to boost protection – substitute veggies like carrots, bell peppers or green salad for chips and crackers and if you drink alcohol, stick to a single drink or less," said Bender.

“There are no guarantees when it comes to cancer, but it’s empowering to know you can do something to lower your risk.”

About AICR

Our Vision: We want to live in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer.
Our Mission: The American Institute for Cancer Research champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.
We have contributed over $105 million for innovative research conducted at universities, hospitals and research centers across the country. Find evidence-based tools and information for lowering cancer risk, including AICR’s Recommendation for Cancer Prevention, at www.aicr.org.