Blending brushes created by Atlanta model, Alex & Ani Olympic collection


Atlantan Carol Martin, a former model turned plastic surgery consultant, has created a tool to help women avoid makeup mishaps. BlendSMART is an automated rotating makeup brush system that allows women to apply makeup and other products quickly and evenly. Rotating brush heads spin 360 degrees and are interchangeable for moisturizer, sunscreen or foundation. The starter set costs $69 and comes with a foundation brush head. Additional brush heads cost $29. Get the brush online at or locally at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics, 2339-A Peachtree Road, Atlanta, or 3509 Northside Parkway N.W., Atlanta.


Stop hair damage with a new product collection from eSalon, the makers of custom hair color solutions. Gaining Strength Shampoo and At Full Strength Conditioner ($15 each) include proteins and coconut oil to help re-energize dull strands. The shampoo is sulfate-free, and both products are safe for color-treated hair. Add Joining Forces ($14) to smooth split ends, reduce breakage and give troubled strands a needed boost. The collection is available now at


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Eco-conscious jewelry and accessories brand Alex and Ani announces the Team USA Rio 2016 collection of bangles, which features Olympic sports, two Rio-inspired bangles and the unisex “Hope Rope.” The bangles, made from recycled materials (except the braided red, white and blue Hope Rope), come in gold and silver. Prices start at $32. The purchase of the Team USA Rio Collection helps support U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Find the collection at Alex and Ani, Lenox Square, 3393 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, and Ponce City Market, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta, or online at

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