September 30, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of September 30th

  • Brilliance NYC (Sale begins 11am ET 9/30)

  • Sprayology (Sale begins Noon ET 10/1)
  • Caroline Chu (Sale begins Noon ET 10/2)
  • Quasar Pro: Light Therapy Devices (Sale begins Noon ET 10/3)
  • Beauty Tools of the Trade (Sale begins Noon ET 10/4)

  • NYX (Sale begins 8am PT 10/1)
  • Nature's Shea Butter, Orofluido (Sale begins 8am PT 10/2)
  • Neutrogena Microdermabrasion Kit MD (Sale begins 8am PT 10/4)
  • Napoleon Perdis, Smile Sciences, Verseo (Sale begins 8am PT 10/5) 
  • Duri Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 10/6)

  • eva NYC (Sale begins 9am PT 9/30)
  • Avani: Dead Sea Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 10/1)
  • Jonathan Haircare (Sale begins 9am PT 10/2)
  • Dr. Hauschka (Sale begins 9am PT 10/3)
  • Philip B. Haircare (Sale begins 9am PT 10/6)

September 29, 2012

Link Love: September 23-29

Get Ready With Me: Autumn Day Out [FleurDeForce]

14 Reasons Why You're Still Single [YourTango]

30 Money-Saving Beauty Tips [Real Beauty]

Emily Schuman Talks Cupcakes and Cashmere [The Everygirl]

FAQ's [Sequins & Stripes]

philosophy holiday 2012 collection + gift sets [Temptalia]

September 27, 2012

Fall 2012 Trend Report: Bordeaux + Burgundy

Wines, burgundy's, and bordeaux shades are the hottest shades this season. Here are some of my favorite picks in these shades for Fall/Winter 2012.

September 26, 2012

Event Announcement: Meet Marcia Kilgore

Marcia Kilgore is the British brains behind Bliss Spa, FitFlop, and Soap & Glory. She will be making an appearance at the Sephora Times Square in NYC Thursday September 27 from 3-6pm. Come with beauty or entrepreneurship questions ready!

1500 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

September 23, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of September 23rd

  • Baby Quasar (Sale begins Noon ET 9/26)
  • T3 Hair Tools (Sale begins Noon ET 9/27)

  • Belletto Studio, NuFACE (Sale begins 8am PT 9/23)
  • Julep, Ouidad, theBalm (Sale begins 8am PT 9/24)
  • Pur Minerals, SUPER by Perricone MD (Sale begins 8am PT 9/25)
  • Booty Parlor, The Lab Room (Sale begins 8am PT 9/26)
  • Chiara Cosmetics, DaraZ Cosmetics, Orly (Sale begins 8am PT 9/27)
  • Crown Brush, Kiehl's Since 1851, StriVectin (Sale begins 8am PT 9/28)
  • Vivant Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 9/29)
  • Michael Todd True Organics (Sale begins Noon ET 9/24)

  • EF Studio (Sale begins 9am PT 9/24)
  • Freeze 24-7, Chaacoca: Organic Argan Oil Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 9/25)
  • Au Naturel Skin Care, 360 Skin Care (Sale begins 9am PT 9/26)

September 20, 2012

Emily Schuman's Book Signing Party

The past three weeks have been a complete whirlwind, I started my senior year in high school, have been to New York on two occasions a week apart, and have been generally stressed with the responsibilities from work, maintaining my blog and sanity, and school. For my latest trip to New York on Sept. 14th, I headed uptown to Bloomingdales for a book signing party at the Estée Lauder counter for Emily Schuman of the blog Cupcakes and Cashmere.

a sign for the event in Bloomingdale's 
Emily is by far my favorite blogger, and I was holding off on buying her book because I figured she would be having a book signing (some stores are particular about where/when you bought the book). The deal was: Buy $40 of products from Estée Lauder, and receive a free copy of Emily's new book Cupcakes and Cashmere.

my new goodies
I don't own anything from Estée Lauder, so I went with pretty straight forward products: Star Pink Pure Color Gloss(Emily's must-have!), and Smashed Pure Color Nail Lacquer. There were cosmetic counter ladies with mini video pins showing videos of Emily's work with Estée Lauder, and also attendants with snacks including: lemon cupcakes, milk chocolate truffles, and flat or sparkling water.

with Emily
Emily was extremely nice and even prettier in person! She looked gorgeous in a dark green Tibi dress which went perfectly with her Gilded Fade Manicure!

Thank you Emily, Estée Lauder, and Bloomingdales for a great event!

September 19, 2012

All Things Pretty: Summer's End

Although I have been in school for about 3 weeks, summer officially ends tomorrow. I'm very excited for seasonal flavors, scents, and sweaters. What are you doing to prep for the fall season?

September 18, 2012

Review: September 2012 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Benefit Cosmetics b.right Skincare (foamingly clean facial wash, refined finish facial polish)- Purify your skin with this glycerin-packed cleanser and natural clay exfoliator.

Color Club Birchbox Custom Polish 'Status Update'- We teamed up with Color Club to create this custom shade, inspired by the Fall 2012 collections.

Nexxus Pro-Mend Split End Treatment System (Shampoo, Conditioner, Targeted Treatment Creme)- Infused with coconut oil and amino acids, this shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in treatment work together to fix unsightly split ends.

twistband Birchbox Custom Lace Hair Tie- Designers went gaga for lace this season and we don't blame them. Get on board with these ouch-free hair ties.

Youngblood Mineral Primer- Prevent makeup meltdowns with this clear gel primer, which contains skin-soothing vitamins and minerals.

Lifestyle Extra: Mighty Leaf Tea Company Teas- Swap your afternoon latte for these yummy tea blends, made from natural, ethically sourced ingredients.

Check out Birchbox:

September 17, 2012

Sweet Sale: Kiehl's Friends & Family Sale

From September 18-24, use the code FRIENDS at checkout on or print this image out and bring it into your local Kiehl's Retail Store for 20% off your order. Enjoy!

September 16, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of September 16th

  • NARS Andy Warhol: Pop Goes Sephora! Exclusive Preview on Gilt (Sale begins Noon ET 9/18)

  • Neo Hair Tools, Spa De Soleil At Home Spa Equipment (Sale begins 8am PT 9/16)
  • Cortex, Nickel Skincare For Men (Sale begins 8am PT 9/17)
  • JUARA, nailuv, Tweezex (Sale begins 8am PT 9/18)
  • VIOlight (Sale begins 8am PT 9/19)
  • Billion Dollar Brows, Mario Badescu (Sale begins 8am PT 9/20)
  • GLAMGLOW, La Coluleur Couture Nail Lacquer, philosophy (Sale begins 8am PT 9/21)
  • Skinn Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 9/22)

  • 29 Cosmetics (Sale begins 9am PT 9/16)
  • Face Forward: Must-Have Skincare, Goldfaden Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 9/17)
  • Replenish and Rejuvenate: Skincare Essentials (Sale begins 9am PT 9/18)
  • Wet Line Pro Hair Tools (Sale begins 9am PT 9/19)
  • Dayna Decker Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 9/20)
  • ME! Bath (Sale begins 9am PT 9/21)

  • Tweezerman (Sale begins 11am ET 9/17)

September 15, 2012

Link Love: September 9-15

How To: DIY Chevron Nail Art [BirchboxTV]

Blog Tip of the Day [vmac+cheese]

Fashion Week Top Five [Design Darling]

Personal Branding- DIY Business Cards [In Honor Of Design]

NYFW Spring 2013: Beauty Trends [glitter guide]

The Scoop on Blogger [Katelyn Brooke Blog]

September 13, 2012

Fashion's Night Out 2012

Last week I had the pleasure of traveling to New York City for Fashion's Night Out 2012. Here are my favorite photos from the fun I had. Enjoy!
Bethenny Frankel after the show

Bethenny introducing a model during the show
At Macy's, Bethenny Frankel debuted her new line Skinnygirl Solutions, a line of intimates and shapewear items with a fun fashion show featuring real women!

Erin Fetherston
Warren Tricomi
Hairstylist to the stars Edward Tricomi of Warren Tricomi Salon was doing bang cuttings in the style of designer Erin Fetherston who watched as Edward worked his magic at Saks.

with Terry Schaefer, Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer of Sak's Fifth Avenue
As I headed up the escalator, I passed a familiar face. It was Terry Schaefer, Executive VP and Chief Creative Officer for Sak's Fifth Avenue. I recognized him from the show Fashion Star where he was the Sak's buyer.

with Max Azria, founder of the Max Azria empire
While wandering around Saks staring at some new fashions from my favorite designers, I stumbled upon a photo booth with none other than Max Azria, accompanied by his wife Lubov Azria taking some pictures inside.

with Keren Craig, co-founder of Marchesa
A gorgeous Marchesa dress stared back at me through the window of Sephora at 49th + 5th, and as I looked around the dress- I could see Keren Craig, Marchesa co-founder posing with her new perfume and fans.

A model in Rockefeller Center

Mannequins at Sak's

September 12, 2012

Quote du Jour: Jacqueline Kennedy

I want to live my life, not record it.

I am a woman above everything else.

One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.

September 9, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of September 9th

  • AHAVA: Experience the Dead Sea (Sale begins Noon ET 9/11)
  • Hourglass Cosmetics (Sale begins Noon ET 9/14)

  • Geri G, Tela Beauty Organics (Sale begins 8am PT 9/9)
  • Jose Eber, Kinerase (Sale begins 8am PT 9/10)
  • Be Lip Savvy, Hairdo & POP by Hairuwear (Sale begins 8am PT 9/11)
  • Alterna, Beyond the Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 9/12)
  • Chaacoca (Sale begins 8am PT 9/13)
  • Best Teeth Bleaching, Color Club Nail Polish, HerStyler, Lashfood and Dermafood, VMV Hypoallergenics (Sale begins 8am PT 9/14)
  • BIOELEMENTS, e.l.f. Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 9/15)

  • Fall Style: Autumn Beauty (Sale begins 9am PT 9/10)
  • My True Nature (Sale begins 9am PT 9/12)
  • Kahina Giving Beauty (Sale begins 9am PT 9/14)
  • Actifirm (Sale begins 9am PT 9/15)

September 5, 2012

Currently Craving: Oversized Necklaces

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Fall, Autumn, Sweater Weather is coming soon! Part of my fall uniform (literally, I wear a uniform to school) is button downs and skinny jeans. I am always looking for ways to add something extra to my outfit, and jewelry is the perfect way to do it. Chunky oversized necklaces over a buttoned up shirt is a beautiful way to dress up your look.

September 4, 2012

Glam It Yourself: Studded Phone Case

While I don't wear studs on a day-to-day basis, a little edge can be fun! A cell phone case is the perfect way to incorporate some rocker glam into my usual routine. Since I have yet to upgrade to the latest iPhone, 3G cases with studs are not easy to come by. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own case.

Supplies: Phone Case, Studs, Krazy Glue

Step 1: Begin arranging studs into a pattern

Step 2: Apply a small bit of Krazy Glue to the bottom of each stud and firmly press down for a few seconds

Step 3: Ta-Da! You're Finished, enjoy your phone case!

September 2, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of September 2nd

  • Boutique Fragrance Finds: Bois 1920, Yosh & Carthusia (Sale begins Noon ET 9/4)
  • Sonya Dakar (Sale begins Noon ET 9/6)

  • Cortisio Hair Tools (Sale begins 8am PT 9/2)
  • Avani Dead Sea (Sale begins 8am PT 9/3)
  • Eve Pearl, Patyka (Sale begins 8am PT 9/4)
  • Cosmedicine, Rain Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 9/5)
  • Mia Beauty, Wet Line Pro (Sale begins 8am PT 9/6)
  • Trend Tweeze (Sale begins 8am PT 9/7)
  • derma e, Luminess Air (Sale begins 8am PT 9/8)
  • Dr. Brandt Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 9/2)
  • Cosmesis Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 9/4)
  • Belvada One Moment (Sale begins 9am PT 9/8)

September 1, 2012

Link Love: August 26- September 1

Marchesa Journey of the Dress [Sephora]

Beauty Best: MAC's Styleseeker Collection [StyleIT]

Style Coalition TV Launching for NY Fashion Week [Fashionotes]

The 15 Hottest Events At This Year's Fashion's Night Out in NYC [Business Insider]

The 15 Top NYCers To Follow On Instagram [Refinery 29]

Trend Report: Ties [Who What Wear]