Giveaway! Uncover a New Scent from Naked Princess Body & Boudoir Spray


Why not start off the new season with a new fragrance? One to try this fall is from Naked Princess. With scents as intriguing as their name, Naked Princess is a luxury body, beauty & boudoir luxuries brand that pride themselves on engaging the senses with exquisite design details, collection-based private blend scents & romantic inspiration.

A Beauty Loft is giving our readers a chance to win Naked Princess’ Body & Boudoir Spray in Fleur de Vivre,  ‘an eau de parfum for the passionate and the practical…':

An inviting & seductive eau de parfum that can be used to scent linens, lingerie & the body.Formula Features:
To create a captivating aphrodisiac fragrance, perfumers blended subtle base notes of vintage Rose & flirtatious Violet with stimulating top notes of Petitgrain & Neroli. Japanese Green Tea, Aloe Vera & Chamomile Extracts added to indulge all skin types.
No Parabens. No Sulfates. No Phthalates. Clinically & Allergy tested. Non-irritating.A little something extra:
To add a touch of romantic boudoir style to your room, display glass vessel on your vanity or lightly mist love notes to convey a more sensual message. Feather tickler & silk cord adorning Body & Boudoir Spray may be removed & worn around neck.

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FNO 2012: Sephora Celebrates With Big Names in Beauty


This September 6th, SEPHORA will be hosting interactive beauty events at fifteen of their Manhattan locations in celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, the most anticipated annual global fashion initiative.  SEPHORA has pulled out all the stops to make this the most beautiful night of the year.  Stop by throughout the day to get prepped and primped for fashion’s biggest night out and make memories in the evening with help from the hottest names in beauty and fashion, like Marchesa design duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig and the Clarins daughters!


Choose from these exciting events and more, including:


Meet the Marchesa Designers, SEPHORA 5th Avenue, 597 Fifth Ave.                        Starting at 7:30 pm                       

Design duo Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig will be in store to introduce you to their new fragrance, MARCHESA PARFUM D’EXTASE. See the stunning Marchesa gowns previously worn on the red-carpet and have your picture taken on the red carpet in a life-size Marchesa dress cutout!


Party with Clarins “It” Girls, SEPHORA Union Square, 45 East 17th St.                       Starting at 7 pm

Celebrate the launch of the Clarins IT Kit, a must-have travel-friendly assortment of skincare for anyone on-the-go with the Clarins daughters, themselves! Clients will get their kits signed and picture taken with the lovely Claire, Prisca, Jenna and Virginie.



                Get Your Fashion Week Fix at SEPHORA                                                                               All Day

SEPHORA wants to you to celebrate beautifully all day long! Visit any of SEPHORA’s 15 Manhattan locations where you will enjoy refreshments, makeovers, music and free gifts from many of the amazing brands available, like Bobbi Brown, Kate Somerville, DKNY and more!  SEPHORA artists and brand experts are on hand for Express Services to get you ready to rub shoulders with fashion’s finest.


For more information, please visit the Sephora Guide To Fashion’s Night Out.


FNO 2012: Grab Fall’s Hottest Hair Trends From Redken Stylists


 It’s the biggest shopping night of the year! Redken stylists will be on hand at the Redken Gallerie to give you the Season’s latest hairstyles – plus FREE gifts with purchase and complimentary refreshments!


WHEN:     Thursday, September 6, 2012

4:00 – 8:30 p.m.


WHERE:    The Redken Gallerie and Exchange

565 Fifth Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets




  1. FREE with PURCHASE OVER $30.00

– NEW quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray — full size!

– “Dry-style” in one of Fall/Winter 2012’s hottest runway hair trends


  1. FREE with PURCHASE OVER $50.00

– Shampoo and blow-out OR runway dry-style

– NEW quick tease 15 backcombing finishing spray — full size!


Visit for more information!


Invite your friends to the event with you on Redken’s Facebook page!

Can’t make it on Sept. 6th? Follow @Redken5thAve on Twitter to join the fun!

Out With the Old, In With the New: 3 Bad Beauty Habits to Stop Today


Fall is around the corner and in honor of the new season, A Beauty Loft, in conjunction with Kotex, is revealing our old bad beauty habits! I’m revealing my top 3 beauty sins and how I kicked them.

Bad Beauty Habit #1: Sleeping with makeup. It’s something my mother always told me to do and unlike her obsession with buying me velvet every Christmas (“Velvet is in this year!”)- she was right on target. But by the time I dragged myself to bed, I was too exhausted to be bothered with washing my face. My older sister can pass as my younger sister and the only skin care regimen she’s been religious about since a teenager is washing her face every night. Idris Elba could be waiting in her room for her and she would still wash her face first.

The Fix: I got an electric face brush. Not only did I get one, but I’m obsessed with it to the point where I look forward to using it 2x a day. And guess what—I barely ever break out these days and my skin looks great.


Bad Beauty Habit #2: Hair abuse. I’ve done everything to my hair. It’s been relaxed, colored blonde, blue black, brown and then back to blonde.  Blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, extensions—the list goes on. I love the changing my hair, but it comes with a price. It has been damaged with split ends, fried with heat appliances, and has even fallen out from bleach.

The Fix: It took me awhile to figure out that my hair looks its best the less I do with it. I keep it one color (not my natural one…not sure that will ever re-appear), wash only every 3 days with a non-sulfate shampoo, and trim my hair every 2 months. My hair is easier to manage, less frizz, and full again since I’ve been gentler to my locks.  You know your on the right track when strangers ask you “Who does your hair?”


Bad Beauty Habit #3: Smoking. It started in college with clove cigarettes. I never considered it as really smoking…it was a social thing with cocktails. They had a sweet taste to them and an exotic scent that was always a conversation starter. Problem is, they weren’t available at the corner store, and if I didn’t have any, I would just bum a cigarette. Fast forward 10 years later, and I was up to a 1/2 pack a day. The health benefits were always a concern, but once I noticed the physical effects of smoking, it was extra motivation to quit. The biggest change I noticed? My skin. It was dull and unhealthy looking.

The Fix:  It’s been 2 months now since I quit using the patch and good old will power. My healthy (and youthful!) glow has already started to return. This isn’t the first time I quit, but I think it’s the last!

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