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!

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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