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Lora “The Beauty Buster” Hosts the 2013 Beauty Buster Awards

By August 19, 2013No Comments7 min read

Winners Include Teresa Giudice’s Milania Haircare, Xtreme Lashes, Shea Moisture, American Spa Magazine and many more

On Wednesday July 31st celeb esthetician, makeup artist and beauty consumer advocate Lora Condon hosted “The Beauty Buster Awards” in Manhattan at Lexington Plastic Surgeons and Next Vanity Salon. Condon is known as a “pitbull” of the beauty industry and for her tireless consumer advocacy work and for providing exceptional and innovative spa services. With over 15 years in the beauty and spa industry, it is no wonder Dr. Oz he called her the “ultimate beauty insider.” The Beauty Buster Awards are an expression of her commitment to excellence in skincare, haircare and cosmetics.

Teresa Giudice attended the event, which was quite notable as it was her first public appearance after being indicted. Her appearance caused quite a stir at the event, with event host and “Beauty Buster” Lora Condon noting: “Everyone was very surprised to see her there, but definitely excited. Teresa Giudice was gracious and took time to take pictures with all the guests at the Beauty Buster Awards. Her acceptance speech for Youthful 8 Milania Hair Care was extremely passionate and even told how she came about developing the product with her hairstylist.”

The Beauty Buster Awards brought together many of the renowned names in the beauty industry who will be featured in the sequel to Lora’s popular memoir and beauty tome SPA WARS. The new edition, entitled SPA WARS: True Stories From The Beauty Industries Front Lines, will feature stories from celebrity makeup artists, hair stylists for stage and screen, cosmetic visionaries and spa owners. Celebrity interviewer Stephen Marinaro, TheSalonGuy interviewed VIP guests and winners all night including Winner Teresa Guidice, Beauty Accessory Winner Satin Van Cleef, Presenter and spa owner Enrique Ramirez, and Winner Dima Mousselli for Xtreme Lashes. Celebrity Makeup Artist Troy Edwards, celebrity Stylist Ianthe Foushee, Brow Artist Sara Kosmyna, television personality DeeDee Benkie and other VIP’s also joined in the festivities.

Lora Condon with Satin Van Cleef of Vienna Victoria

Television commentator DeeDee Benkie presenting the award for Best Lash Extensions to Dima Mousselli accepting for Xtreme Lashes.

Full List of Winners:

Overall Best Skincare – Control Corrective – The most effective non-prescription medical skin care line on the market

Best Sunscreen – Control Corrective Aroma Matte Day Cream SPF 30 It really is matte, long lasting and anti-aging.

Best Body Moisturizer – Shea Moisture – Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Eczema Therapy – The best thing I’ve ever found in Target! This dense balm is healing, soothing. If it’s good enough for a babies skin, it’s good enough for mine.

Best Nail Polish – Del Sol Color Change – So much fun to wear and see how it becomes a completely different color in the sun.  Perfect when you don’t have time to change your nail color from day to night!

Best Nail Appliques – OPI Peel Trend Tips, Real Lacquer Strips – These strips are very long lasting and higher end looking than a basic nail design.  Perfect for people that don’t have time to wait for their nails to dry.

Best Overall Hair Care – Davines – The LOVE line is perfect for colored and damaged hair.

Best Specialty Hair Products– Youthful 8 Milania Hair Care – These  3 hair healing products will revolutionize your hair, save it from breaking, frizzing and further damage.  Every girl must have these if they blow-dry, flat-iron, color or straighten their hair.

Best Airbrush Makeup – Temptu – Temptu is the industry leader for airbrush makeup in Hollywood and the best makeup artists in the world.  Once you airbrush, you can never go back.

Best Overall Makeup – Makeup Forever – MUFE really delivers high impact colors, pigment and coverage.

Best Spa Trade Magazine  – American Spa Magazine – The best way for professional spa owners and therapists to stay ahead of the curve and competition.

Best Spa Consumer Magazine  –Spa Finder – A leader in bringing wellness to the spa and educating consumers on what to expect at the best spas or the spa around the corner. Beautiful pictures of places I’ll never be able to afford to go!

Best Lip Treatment  –Herbalife – Lip Refiner SPF 15 – This has a slight plumping, which feels refreshing. It’s so effective, you don’t have to keep reapplying it all day long and of course the SPF clinches this award.

Best Mens Fragrance – FRESH – Cannibis Santal Eau De Parfum – – Sexy, smoky and oh la, la!  Every man loves this fragrance and every woman loves it on them.

Best Womens Fragrance – Ivanka Trump – Another instant classic from my style heroine! A little sweet, a little smoky and a little powder that works for any occasion

Best Tweezers – Anastasia – No hair will left behind!

Best Eyelash Extensions – Jo Mouselli Xtreme – The safest glue, best training and the answer to most of life’s problems is lashes!

Lora with Dima Mousselli of Xtreme Lashes and TV Personality DeeDee Benkie photo by Lora Warnick

Best Body Bronzer – Scott Barnes Body Bling – Body Bling is the reason behind JLO’s glow, need I say more?

Best Glitter Makeup – Eye Kandy- A Jersey girls dream come true. Finally a glitter that stays on all night while fist pumping in the club.

Best Spa Music – Paradise Music – – If you can’t hit the spa, make sure to pick up a few CD’s from their collection to distress, focus and breathe deeply.

Best Ingestible Tinctures – Medicine of the People

From appetite suppressants to liver cleansing, these are safe, all-natural and made in the U.S.A. by Navajo Indians in Arizona.

Best Sore Muscle/Joint Oil – Medicine of the People – Sore Joint Massage Oil – A miracle for sore muscles, tight shoulders and tired feet.

Industry Visionary Leader – Spa Week www.spaweek.comSpa Week was able to allow the general non-spa going public, hit the spas and try treatments they might never experience. It was so successful, us spa junkies started to go to multiple spas in one week. Genius!

Best Scar Repair Treatment – Keloid Care by Dr. Michael Jones. No one wants unsightly scars and this cream makes them disappear or diminish to the point that you can feel confident showing as much skin as possible!

Lora Condon with Genevieve Malandra representing Lexington Plastic Surgeons and Keloid Care

Best Beauty Accessory – Vienna Victoria
A genius idea where your makeup is secretly housed in a piece of Swarovski jewelry.

Attendees enjoyed treats by Posh Pop Cupcakes and fabulous gift bags featuring award-winning product lines to celebrate with the winners. Phase 3 Recovery provided liquid energy and Grace Forster and Karen Biehl of Doggie Moms attended as did EricAndrewNYCSocialite.

Lora Condon with our cupcake sponsor Posh Pop Bakeshop

As a professional makeup artist, a licensed esthetician and the owner of “Magic Hands Skin and Body Spa” in New Jersey and Manhattan, Lora Condon has won 5 awards for her work including “Best Facial” and “Best Treatment” in the National SPA WEEK Awards. As a makeup artist, Lora’s work has appeared in publications such as, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Times, Time Out New York and in spots for Good Morning America, The View, Larry King, CNN, Fox News and ESPN. She is known as the “Lash Dr.” among her celebrity and socialite clientele and she is New York’s premier Xtreme Lash technician, giving mega-watt lash extensions to an elite group. Lora also honed her skills for the perfect brow under “brow guru” Anastasia of Beverly Hills and had the honor of being the New 2012 Pick for Brows in NJ by InStyle Magazine.

In 2012 Lora authored Spa Wars: The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry, which brings together her funniest true stories and professional insight gleamed from over 15 years in the industry. Spa Wars received rave reviews and write-ups in the New York Times, New York Magazine, American Spa, Better TV,, Spa Finder and numerous other outlets. The first edition of SPA WARS is available at Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. The new edition of SPA WARS, entitled SPA WARS: True Stories From The Beauty Industries Front Lines is accepting submissions now from beauty industry professionals and is slated for release in early 2014. For more information on Lora, her services, books and events visit and

Brow Artist Sara Kosmyna and Kara from Celebrity Hairstyles

TheSalonGuy Stephen Marinaro and Enrique Ramirez

Teresa Giudice with Stephen "TheSalonGuy"