#GetGlossier Giveaway

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Many of you may have already heard about the release of the beauty line Glossier created by Emily Weiss of ITG. This cruelty-free beauty line was created by Emily Weiss to erase that line between makeup and skincare. Glossier currently offers four products: a soothing face mist, priming moisturizer,  universal skin salvage and tinted moisturizer that is offered in three different shades.

The products can be purchased as a set or individually. All purchases include stickers and the set includes a complimentary tote bag. Unfortunately, Glossier isn’t offering shipping outside of the US. Bummer right?

Well, what if I told you there’s a way to get your hands on your very own Phase 1 kit for FREE. Are you up for the challenge? Keep scrolling to find out how to win.

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GIVEAWAY DEETS:

Beginning November 1st I will be raffling off the Glossier Phase 1 kit.

To get your hands on this baby you’re going to have to work for it!

You can enter everyday to be considered for the grand prize. A minimum of 25 points are required over the 30 day period to be considered for the grand prize. The person with the most entries at the end of the month wins the raffle.

Giveaway ends on November 22nd may the best man (or woman) win! #getglossier

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Copy Cat Style: Kendall Jenner At A Knicks Game

Kendall Jenner sits court side during NY Knicks game at Madison Square Garden with with Hailey Baldwin and Gigi Hadid

Kendall Jenner has been killing the game on both the runways during fashion week and the sidewalks with her off-duty looks. Last week, she was spotted at a Knicks game in New York City with Hailey Baldwin and Gigi Hadid. That night Kendall was sporting a mohair blend turtleneck from H&M (sold out), Helmut Lang faux-pocket leather leggings (buy me), Celine booties (unavailable online), and a Celine nano luggage tote (unavailable online).


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New York Fashion Week Freebies

freebies (1)Did your invitation get lost in the mail again this season? Well I’ve got your back! These events aren’t super exclusive, but they will be filled with many different people in the industry like bloggers, editors, makeup artists and manicurists. Wait, it doesn’t stop there! You could score some cool prizes, get a makeover, and even grab a bite to eat for FREE!

You can thank me later, Enjoy!

  • What: Barbie Fashion Lounge
  • When: Friday September 5th- 11am-4pm and Saturday September 6th- 11am-6pm
  • Where: 14th Street and 9th Avenue, North Plaza ~ Meatpacking District
  • Freebies: Wifi, Charging Stations and Drinks
  • What: Refinery 29 Country Club
  • When: Friday September 5th- 2-10pm and Saturday September 6th- 11am-7pm
  • Where: 82 Mercer Street ~ New York, NY 10012
  • Freebies: Miniature golf, Food and Drinks
  • What: Nylon Magazine NYFW High-Speed Blogger Retreat
  • When: September 4th and 5th- 12-6pm
  • Where:18 9th Avenue ~ Gansevoort Meatpacking
  • Freebies: Gifts, Giveaways, Food, Drinks, Hair & Makeup Stations, and Massages
  • What: Glamour Magazine’s Glam Street
  • When: September 5th-7th 12-7pm
  • Where: 410 West 16th Street ~ Chelsea Market
  • Freebies: Makeup Applications, Skincare Treatments, Hair Styling and more!
  • What: Twelv Magazine Fashion Week Party (*RSVP here*)
  • When: Monday September 8th, 9-3am (Vodka Bar 9-10pm)
  • Where: Guilded Lily ~ 408 W15th Street
  • What: City Mani
  • Where/When: TRIUMPH HOTELS: The Cosmopolitan Hotel Tribeca on (Friday, September 5th) The Washington Jefferson Hotel on (Monday, September 8th) and The Gershwin Hotel on (Tuesday, September 9th) between 10am and 2pm
  • Freebies: Manicures with Pretty Please polish
  • What: Birchbox NYFW Events
  • When/Where + Freebies:
    • W3LL People: Thursday, September 4th, 1pm – 7:30pm
      Touch up your makeup with one of our favorite all-natural brands. 
    • amika: Friday, September 5th, 4pm – 8pm
      Get glam braids and buns courtesy of the high-performance haircare line.
    • Temptu: Saturday, September 6th, 12pm – 7:30pm
      Polish off your makeup look with the masters of airbrushing.
    • Sarah Potempa: Sunday, September 7th, 12pm – 7:30pm
      Get celebrity waves with the Sarah Potempa Beach Waver.
    • Laura Geller + Fekkai: Tuesday, September 9th, 4pm – 8pm
      Make up touch ups with Laura Geller and runway inspired styles by Fekkai.
    • Toni & Guy: Wednesday, September 10th, 4pm – 8pm
      Get hair touch ups from the on-trend, runway-inspired line.
    • MAKE: Thursday, September 11th, 4pm – 8pm
      Enjoy touch ups by well-known makeup artists Rafael Pita.
    • What: MM. LaFleur Donut Week 
    • When/Where: 8-11am ~ (Monday, 9/8) Flatiron: 23rd Street & Park Avenue South (Tuesday, 9/9) Financial District: Water & Wall Streets
      (Wednesday, 9/10) Midtown East: Lexington & 53rd Street
      (Thursday, 9/11) Midtown West: Broadway between 50th & 51st Streets
      (Friday, 9/12) NoHo: Broadway between Bleecker & Houston
    • Freebies: DONUTS!

D.I.Y Avocado Masks

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Besides the fact that avocados are extremely delicious! Did you know there were tons of beauty benefits that come along with this super fruit? Avocados are high in vitamins such as A,D, and E. These vitamins promote a clearer complexion and are great for sun damage treatment.They are are also loaded with potassium which promotes things like hair growth, hydrated skin, and new skin cell growth. With benefits this good I couldn’t keep them to myself!

Check out some mask recipes below to give your skin and hair the good loving it deserves!

First Look: Stila Cosmetics Fall Product Line

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Stila Cosmetics released their Fall product line yesterday featuring three new products, new formulas and new packaging with the same great quality!

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The Mile High mascara is one of the most coveted items of the collection. The patented V-Shaped bristles glide effortlessly from root to tip while providing length, lift and volume to your lashes. Talk about all in one!You can purchase your Mile High Mascara here!

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The “Eyes Are The Window” eyeshadow palette is for creating those glam au naturel looks this fall. The palette features 12 luxurious shades created to bring that inner beauty.You can purchase a Eyes Are the Window eyeshadow palette here!

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The last product I want to share with you guys is the Magnificent Metals lip gloss.  This product is what I call a hybrid lip color. By infusing moisture properties of conditioner and micro-fine pearls leaving your lips with a radiant satin shimmer finish. Perfect for the those who love to add a little shimmer to their matte lipstick or just want to add a little luxe to their everyday makeup look. You can purchase the Magnificent Metals lip glosses here!

Beauty 911: 6 Reasons Why You’re Breaking Out

Do you ever get a random breakout and can’t pinpoint the reason why it happened so that you can stop it from reoccurring?

Well you’ve come to the right place! Discover some of the common reasons why you’re breaking out and how to prevent them from reoccurring.

  • Reason No.1 – Your Diet

You know what they say “you are what you eat!”

Solution: By eliminating things like dairy, caffeine, peanuts, seaweed, sugar, and soy from your diet could lead you to clearer skin.

  • Reason No. 2 – Your Phone

First things first, your phone collects the oil and dirt from your skin every time you hold your phone up to your cheek (aka pimple central).

Solution: Try to wipe your phone off with facial cleansing wipes as often as you can. You could also opt for the handsfree headset or using the speakerphone option on your phone to eliminate pesky breakouts.

  •  Reason No. 3 – Your Shampoo and Conditioner 

There’s a huge misconception about not washing your face after washing your hair in the shower and washing your face and body while letting the conditioner soak into your hair. Well I’m here to tell you that both practices should be stopped immediately!

What leaves your hair feeling and looking great has an adverse effect on your skin, by clogging your pores and leaves to those unwanted breakouts.

Solution: Wash your face and body after shampooing and conditioning your locks.

  • Reason No. 4 – Your Workout 

We’re all striving for that natural dewy glow, but unfortunately sweat isn’t the solution it’s actually the problem.

Solution: After working out make sure to wash your face immediately. Not in a position to give your face the TLC it needs right after working out?  Then opt for a facial cleansing wipe containing salicylic acid to tie you over until you get home.

  •  Reason No. 5 – Your Makeup Brushes

I’m going to put it this way just as you wash your hair, body, clothes, sheets, and towels your makeup brushes are NO different. Using dirty brushes on your skin not only cause breakouts, but the also contaminate your makeup.

TIP: Synthetic brushes hold less bacteria than brushes made of animal hair. 

Solution: Clean your makeup brushes once a week. Brushes used around the eyes can be cleaned once a month. I recommend using baby shampoo with four parts water because using regular soap and water could cause damage to your brushes especially if they’re made of natural hair.

  •  Reason No. 6: Your Hands 

We all have this gross habit of touching our faces and it’s so bad that we even do it without even realizing it. By touching your face you’re introducing it to new bacteria which causes even more breakouts.

Solution: Try to gross yourself out about all the things you’ve touched  all day like money or door handles before thinking about touching your face. I guarantee you’ll think twice about laying even a finger anywhere near that gorgeous face of yours!

You’re now one stop closer to clearer skin! If you have any other solutions you’d like to share or any reasons you’d like solutions to please comment below.

Beauty On The Beach

Memorial Day weekend is finally here and we’ve all been dying to get a piece of the heat. While you’re out this weekend getting your tan on or BBQ hopping remember:

SPF IS YOUR FRIEND! 

Otherwise you will be putting your skin and hair at risk for a host of other problems such as dryness, wrinkles, brown spots, scaly skin, and skin cancer.

Below are a few suggested products for your hair, skin and lips that will protect you from sun damage. Allowing you to soak in the sun all summer long!


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10 Beauty Products To Replace With Coconut Oil

Can we just pretend like Argan oil never happened? The popularity behind coconut oil is much more than hype. Turns out that you can replace almost everything with coconut oil making the benefits endless! Below is a list of everyday beauty products that can be replaced with coconut oil. Here’s to saving time and tons of money!

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Beauty Moment: Scrunchies

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Velvet, printed ,metallic, neon, fuzzy, polka dot, etc. We all used a scrunchie at some point in our lives (and probably still do) because it was the fashionable and/or convenient thing to do. For that reason alone I think its only right to pay homage in this Beauty Moment feature. 

All images via Scrunchies of Instagram

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Let’s Make BB Cream

 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 tsp Moisturizer w/ SPF
  • 1 tsp Foundation (heavy coverage) **use half a teaspoon if you’re using powder
  • 1/2 tsp Serum
  • 1/2 tsp Liquid or powder illuminator
  • 1 tsp Silicone Primer (*optional; to fill in your pores)
  • Mixing bowl (preferably glass) and spatula
  • Small plastic jar or bottle with pumpbbcreamdiy

Directions:

Mix the moisturizer,foundation,serum, and illuminator together until the consistency is smooth and free of lumps and bubbles.

Then it’s time to test it out!

  • If you want more coverage add a little more foundation
  • If you want less coverage add a little more moisturizer and serum
  • If you want more shimmer add a little more illuminator
  • If you want to cover your pores better add in a silicone primer

Once you’re happy with the results of your mixture then you’re ready to store your BB Cream.  Put it into the small bowl or bottle with a pump and put it to use!


Additional Tips:

You can also create a CC cream by adding either more moisturizer or serum,distilled water or Evian facial spray  (to thin out the BB cream mixture), and more illuminator.

*Be sure NOT to use too much water! The water should not be more than 2/10s of the whole mixture.

Thanks Project Vanity! 

 

Top Ten: Vegan Lacquers

The vegan beauty community has been growing at a tremendous rate. Thankfully enough they don’t keep all this information for themselves! With a little bit of research I was able to compile a top ten list of animal byproduct- free and cruelty-free lacquer brands. So if you’re intrested in decking out your digits in some vegan shades check out my list below!

THE LIST:

1.) Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

2.) Zoya

3.) Scotch Naturals 

4.) RGB

5.) Priti NYC

6.) Nubar

7.) NCLA

8.) Ginger and Liz

9.) Beauty without Cruelty

10.) Color Club

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Beauty Breakdown: Gucci S/S ’14

The Italians were “lashing” out during Milan Fashion Week with beauty looks heavily focused on the eyes. I’m a sucker for a sixties makeup look so it came as no surprise that Pat McGrath caught my eye with her rendition of a sixties eye over at Gucci for their Fall ’14 show.


Here’s What You’ll Need:

  1. Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer,$20.
  2. MAC EyeShadow in White Frost,$15.
  3. Urban Decay Naked2 Palette,$52.
  4. Kevyn Aucoin Precision Liquid Liner,$34. 
  5. Estēe Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Eye Pencil in Onyx,$22.
  6. Eylure Upper and Lower Lash Set – Choppy,$11.  
  7. Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler,$21.
  8. Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Vanilla,$28.
  9. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ,$30. 

Here’s What You Do:

  1. Prep the eyes with primer to achieve a longer lasting look
  2. Brush the off-white shadow over the eyes
  3. Sweep the gray-brown shade along the crease, dragging it past the outer corner
  4. Define the upper and lower lash lines with a combination of the black liquid + pencil liner
  5. Trace the waterline with the beige shadow stick to open up the eyes
  6. Brush mascara onto the lashes
  7. Apply falsies to the top and bottom lashes
  8. Add a little more liner to conceal lash bands
  9. Curl the lashes
  10. Complete the look with a spritz of setting spray to hold your makeup in place all day long

Voilà!

#Trending: Orange is the new red

 

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The orange lip is one of the most talked about beauty trends of the season. It has been up and down runways and featured in many magazines on women of all skin tones and still manages to look amazing! Which is all the more reason why orange happens to be the new the red of the season.

Why you ask? Because it’s new, fresh, and unmistakably BOLD! With that being said I know just like finding the perfect red can be a bit challenging and even scary, but after watching the video featuring one of the Nars leading stylist, Uzo you will be able to wear an orange lip with you head held high all season long.

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