NOVIS Autumn/Winter New York Fashion Week 2013 Presentation at Eyebeam Gallery

08.2.13

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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week has hit NYC in full force. On day 1, we were lucky enough to be present at the NOVIS 2013 Autumn/Winter Presentation at the beautiful Eyebeam Gallery in Chelsea, NYC!

As I entered the grand, well lit room, I was greeted with a bubbly glass of champagne and directed to the stage where I found 18 models standing in some of the most perfectly tailored ensembles I had ever seen. The line was full of texture, color and incredible shape. In the presentation there was a royal blue full velvet pantsuit (my absolute favorite ensemble!), a black empire waist sheer ballgown completely covered in crystal ‘studs’, blazers and shifts made of a frizzed gray shag-type wool, crisp leopard separates and lady like gloves in a bold stripe.

The collection was eclectic and upbeat with variety that flowed together perfectly to create a line that would likely be rocked by a young fashionista that embodies grace with an edge.

 

The hair was, in my opinion, to die for! Every model had a strong bang that was, as my colleague hairstylist Katie Papson (www.katiepapson.com) pointed out, oh so Bridget Bardot with heavy yet soft fringe and jaw length pieces at the temple.  Some models had their hair down and shaggy, some had a voluminous pony. Every model’s hair teetered between sexy-freespirit and polished-work appropriate.  All looks created by hairstylist Linh Nguyen for Cutler/Redken with perfection.

 

I saved the best for last- the MAKEUP! The makeup genius, Lisa Aharon, created this look using Kevyn Aucoin Beauty products. At first glance, the makeup was just fresh, simple, and clean… until we got closer. It wasn’t until Katie said ‘Is that glitter on her bottom lid?’ that I realized there was something else going on here. Each model had one perfectly placed rhinestone in the center of her lower lash line. The rhinestone was small enough to be overlooked at a quick glance, but large enough to catch the light and make you do a double take. Add the stone to the well defined and slightly darkened brow…. with the strong bang? Absolute. Perfection.

 

I was thoroughly impressed with every aspect of this presentation and I am so glad we made the trip all the way to 12th Avenue in Chelsea! Rock on NOVIS! 

 

Hair and Make-Up:
Make-Up - Lisa Aharon for Kevyn Aucoin
Hair - Linh Nguyen for Cutler/Redken
Nails – Casey Herman for Etoile
Skincare - Murad

 

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 Photography credit: David X Prutting/Billy Farrell Agency

New Product Alert! Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Foundation Review

07.2.13

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I’ve heard so many great things about Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation, I was excited to try out their newest foundation, Pro Finish. A powder foundation that can be used either wet or dry, it was designed to give phenomenal matte coverage quickly and on the go if needed. Here’s how it stacked up:

Color Match: Since this was the first time with the brand, I had no clue what color to try. No worries. From just a photo, a MUFE artist was able to match my complexion with the right shade, #127 Golden Sand. The color was a perfect match….which isn’t always easy since I have such yellow undertones.

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 Application: Since this foundation can be used either wet or dry, I decided to apply it wet for a less matte finish. Inside the compact is a high quality sponge that can be wet for application of Pro Finish. I loved how quickly I was able to apply the product—I’m always late, so this is an added bonus.

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Coverage: This is an area where Pro Finish excelled. I had a small minor burn on my face from a depilatory (long story, folks) and was super self conscious about it. One swipe of Pro Finish and the mark disappeared from my face.  Flawless finish. Even when applied with a wet sponge, the coverage is still more matte then I’m used to, so I’m saving it for when I need a little more coverage. For day to day, I prefer a tinted moisturizer.

Longevity: Lasted my whole work day and longer.

In all categories, Pro Finish met or exceeded my expectations. I love the fact that it’s also purse friendly for easy touch ups on the go. It’s available at www.sephora.com, $38

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Full Disclosure: The products in this post were provided by the manufacturer for consideration. For more information on my disclosure policy, please see my disclaimer page

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We Have to Ask: Is This Really Necessary??

06.2.13

Purse Makeup We Have to Ask: Is This Really Necessary??

 

 

Is carrying around this much makeup in your purse necessary? It’s no wonder I feel like my tote weighs 10 pounds. A quick inventory of my makeup bag reveals:

  • 9 lipsticks
  • 10 lip glosses
  • 2 lip liners
  • 1 concealer
  • 1 pressed powder
  • 1 eyeliner
  • 1 small tube of hand lotion (empty??)
  • 1 eyebrow kit

Worst part about it, is I probably use the same 1 lip gloss everyday. But I always feel like it’s better to be prepared rather than unprepared.

This week I plan to seriously streamline my makeup bag contents for the sake of my shoulders to just a few essential products. Now the trick is, to narrow down on what is “essential”!

Anybody else’s makeup bag resemble mine? Suggestions for makeup essentials?

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Valentine’s Day Products We Are Loving

05.2.13

Irresistible Sun Bum® Flavored Lip Balms

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If your perfect date is more about catching rays and waves than dinner and a movie, Sun Bum’s flavored Lip Balms are for you. This Valentine’s Day keep your lips kissable, soft and protected with these flavored Lip Balms in Banana, Key Lime, Coconut, Mango, Pink Guava and Pomegranate. All flavors offer SPF 30+ protection, so your most sensitive skin is protected while you live and love in the sun.

WHAT IT COSTS: $3.99

WHERE TO FIND IT: Select specialty stores and www.trustthebum.com.

 

 

Streekers in Red & Pink

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A touch of romance for hair. Roses are red; violets are blue; Streekers are the perfect hue (for Valentine’s day). This February 14th, give hair a lift with Streekers in pink and red. Streekers are easy-to-use, temporary hair colors that allow you to add vibrant, unique hue to your hair whenever you choose. Available in eight colors – including the holiday’s signature shades, pink and red. They let you express your personality and have fun with your style without fear of commitment.  Washes out after just one shampoo.

WHAT IT COSTS: $11.95

WHERE TO FIND IT: Available at all Ulta stores or online at www.ulta.com and www.streekers.com

 

 

BeautyBar.com

Forget chocolates – this Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with a BeautyBar.com gift card for your sweetie. Whether she’s a lipstick queen or all about the smoky eye, BeautyBar.com is the ultimate online boutique to find tried-and-true essentials and discover new favorites from the most exclusive, chic domestic and international brands. With convenient 1-2 day shipping (same day in Manhattan if ordered before 10 am), free samples with every order, and a no-questions-asked, year-round return policy, Beauty Bar merges lux, premium selections with customer care in the convenience of a virtual boutique.

WHERE TO FIND IT: www.beautybar.com

 

 

Lavanila’s “I Love Lavanila” Gift Set

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This Valentine’s Day, say ‘I love you!’ with the “I Love Lavanila” gift set from Lavanila Laboratories. When it comes to selecting the perfect gift this v-day, look to these healthy beauty essentials. Each “I Love Lavanila” set features three Lavanila favorites – The Healthy Fragrance, Healthy Body Butter and Healthy Deodorant – in perfectly portable sizes for easy on-the-go application. Available in classic Pure Vanilla or crisp Vanilla Grapefruit, this set is perfect for gift giving (and gift getting).

WHAT IT COSTS: $49.50

WHERE TO FIND IT: Sephora.com and Lavanila.com.

 

 

Philip B® Lovin’ Leave-In Conditioning Crème and Lovin’ Pomade

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February is the month for love, so love your hair with the Philip B® Lovin’ Leave-In Conditioning Crème and Lovin’ Pomade. Revive and restore your glossy, gorgeous hair and you will be sure to beckon someone to run their fingers through your silky locks

WHAT IT COSTS: $26.00

WHERE TO FIND IT: Available at www.philipb.com

 

 

Bath & Body Works’ Forever Red Fragrance

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An empowering blend of luxurious, rare, carefully curated ingredients, Bath & Body Works’ Forever Red Fragrance is the ultimate Valentine’s Day accessory. The scent combines red-inflected notes like Brazilian red pomegranate, fiery marigold, peche de vigne, and the sensual yet delicate red osmanthus for an alluring feminine effect.

WHAT IT COSTS: Forever Red EDP: $44.50; Forever Red Shower Gel: $18; Forever Red Body Lotion: $20

WHERE TO FIND IT: Available at www.bathandbodyworks.com

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