Friday, October 13, 2017

AiRS Foundation Hosts Dinner at Clover Grocery


 
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it is an important conversation for all women to have.  The Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery (AiRS) Foundation  recently hosted an intimate press dinner at Clover Grocery in NYC, to spread the word about their mission and efforts to assist women who are seeking education and financial assistance for reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy.
 
 
Founded by Morgan Hare, Janet Denlinger, Ph. D and Dr. Rod Rohrich, AiRS focuses on the aftermath of cancer and the path to healing.  The foundation raises funds to connect women with doctors for help with emotional, and surgical needs.  AiRS assists women in understanding their health coverage, surgical options, and ultimately handles reconstructive costs of those that qualify.   
 

 "It's been impressive to see the number of organizations developed over time to educate about breast cancer... but what we realized is that after mastectomy, we go quiet and aren't doing much to address the continued healing that needs to take place with women who have gone through a mastectomy"- Morgan Hare
 
It is estimated that 70% of women do not have breast reconstruction options discussed with them or they are unable to pay for the surgery, which is why AiRS is a very special and necessary foundation.
 
 
 
Following the dinner, guests were gifted high end skin care products from eraclea .  The brand is operated by AiRS founders Morgan Hare and Janet Denlinger, and money from each purchase helps support the AiRS foundation.  The brand is one to keep in mind during your holiday shopping, or if you're looking to shop and want to give a little something back.  
 
 
 
 


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Upcoming Event: Mercado Global Celebration

  
 
  
Mercado Global Celebration is an evening of dinner to support women entrepreneurs on October 18, 2017 at the The Prince George Ballroom (15 East 27th street, New York). The benefit will honor Target and Accompany with the Global Impact Award and Pamela Love with the 2017 Fashion Forward Visionary Award.  
 

Chaired by Yaz Hernández, this year's will celebrate Mercado Global’s work to empower women and promote ethical practices in the fashion industry. Business leaders, top retailers, major philanthropists, and members of the press will enjoy an evening of inspiration and action set against a three-course dinner, open bar, silent auction, which starts at 6:30 and an after- party featuring a special guest DJ from 9PM to midnight.

Mercado Global is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers rural indigenous Mayan women by connecting them to international markets, fostering sustainable livelihoods for their families, and pioneering a socially responsible business model within the fashion industry. In the rural areas where Mercado Global works, forty-eight percent of the indigenous population lives in extreme poverty, earning an average of $1.25 or less per day. Mercado Global offers these women economic empowerment by providing financial literacy education, business development support, microloans for sewing machines and looms, design, and access to international retailers.

For more information about Mercado Global Celebration 2017, click here

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Oon Arvelo Salon Hosts Night of Beauty


 
The luxury Oon Arvelo Salon in midtown recently treated press to an exclusive night of beauty.  The evening included hydrating scalp treatments, blowouts and yummy cocktails!  
  
 
The salon used PHYTO, one of my favorite brands, to perform the scalp treatment.  Its lavender scent was both delicious and relaxing.  I sipped my prosecco and drifted away while my stylist sectioned off areas of hair, and applied the scented oil throughout.  She let the oil sit for about 10 minutes and then rinsed it out.    
 
 
The result?  Super soft hair and a sleek looking blowout!  Before leaving, guests were gifted swag bags with more amazing PHYTO products to help keep their hair in check.
 
 
The staff proved to be super talented, very friendly and were extremely attentive throughout the night. The salon offers an array of services including hair, makeup, nails, and waxing and is definitely worth checking out!
 
 
Located:
12 East 52nd St, 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10022
Phone:
212-897-1800
 
Browse the salon menu here
 

Friday, October 6, 2017

Free Beauty Events October Giveaway


 
 
 Freebeautyevents.com is back this month with another amazing giveaway.  For anyone not familiar with FBE, the site is a great tool for all beauty addicts.  It helps you stay up to date on the latest beauty happenings in your area and serves as an awesome way to snag killer free samples. Best of all, each month the site gives away a bundle chalk full of the industry's best must haves.  Let's check them out!
 
 
 
 
 
This month's basket includes products from some of my favorite brands including Rimmel, La Roche, Posay, L'Oreal, Vichy, Revlon, Maybelline, Juicy Bath Co. and more! The Contest runs from now through 10/31/17, winners will be chosen on 11/10/17 and notified by 11/15/17.  Entering is simple!  Visit FreeBeautyEvents on Facebook (don't forget to like them!) or enter directly on their website.
 
Besides the monthly giveaways, the site also offers great beauty advice and product reviews on their blog.  Like any of the products you read about?  Keep your eyes open for your chance to stock up!  Easy as 1-2-3, just enter your zip code into the site's search bar to find out which locations in your area might be handing out samples.  It's a helpful way to keep up to date with the beauty events happening in your town.    
 
 
Get more FBE info here
 
 
 
Have you ever attended any events after using the site? 
 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

MANIC PANIC Lanuches New Professional Collection at Ricky's NYC


Last week, MANIC PANIC launched its brand new Professional Collection at the popular beauty haven, Ricky’s NYC.  Founders Tish & Snooky were even in attendance to meet guests and chat about their innovative new hair dye. 

When asked about what sets their new product apart from other dyes, the duo explained that it's a gel- like dye designed to stay in place and not bleed. 
 
 

What's in it?
- Castor Seed Oil smoothes split ends and improves moisture retention to create smooth, shiny, healthier looking hair
- Lactic Acid conditions, moisturizes, and strengthens hair to prevent breakage

How does it work?
- A semi permanent dye formulated to identify and bond with hair fibers.  Once bonded, the molecules mimics the fiber, thus creating a flawless finish

The end result?
- Increased saturation of the hair shaft
- Maximum color longevity - can last up to 40 shampoos
- True fade on tone result
- Even deposit throughout the hair length creating uniform results

 
 A table was set up for guests to test out various colors on clip in extensions and experience the dye's anti- bleed ability up close. 
 
 
 
The end result was an impressive rainbow of colors, all very meticulously placed!
 
 
I'm not a professional hairstylist but even I felt like the dye was easy to work with.  The consistency was gel like, and it was super easy to apply the color right where I wanted it.  You can see on my sweet looking samples below how the colors stay separate.  Definitely a great option dye for when you want to work with more then one color at a time, or if you want color placement in specific areas only.        

 

It was such a fun time mingling with these two dolls over cocktails and talking hair!  Make sure to stop over at Ricky's NYC and check out the new line.      
 

 
 

Monday, September 4, 2017

New Launch: ecoTools 2018 Collection

 
  
In July, ecoTools hosted an exclusive press preview of their upcoming 2018 Collection at the luxurious Red Door Salon and Spa on 5th Ave in NYC.  The spa-inspired collection showcases a variety of new brushes, kits and beauty sponges.  Press also got a peek at the brand's 2017 Holiday Collection which is full of fun holiday colors!   
 
 

 
These brush sets and festive colored sponges make for the perfect stocking stuffer, not to mention fun holiday décor for your vanity!  
  
 
  Among the new 2018 sponges will be the Total Perfecting Blender, Tri-Fecting Wedges, and the Perfecting Cushion Wedge.  Each is made with Eco Tools' unique EcoFoam Technology and 70% plant based materials, and are designed to achieve the perfect finish with any liquid, cream or cushion compact.  

 
 The collection has several new brushes in every shape and size.  One of the awesome new features is that some of the sets are package in handy stackable organizers.  The trays make storage so much easier and the prices are still incredibly affordable.  
 
 
I nearly died over the new Buki brushes (bottom right).  The three versions include the Style, the Sculpt and the Bonze.  Each has a curved handle for maximum control, and the specially shaped brushes are designed to provide various types of coverage.   
 
 The Sculpt has a waved brush which is designed to fit the curves of your face and is great for contour and color definition.  
   

 
The brand's on the go and travel size kits are a must for any makeup addict who travels.  Every season they debut a fun new color scheme or design and this year's is the chic "Stay Matte and Beautiful", which I love.   

 
 
Some of the brand's popular items are its cleansing tools the Cleansing Cloths and Makeup Brush Shampoo
 
 
I'm a fan of the sleek white handles and stylish ombre bristles.
 
 
 
After a tour of the new collection, guests mingled over glasses of prosecco and delicious bites.   The brand also treated guests to on site manis, facials and massages, as well as the chance to personalize their make up brushes!  A professional was on hand to engrave the brushes with whatever your little heart desired. 
 
 
 
 
 
ecoTools has been one of my favorite brands of makeup brushes since I first tried them back in 2012.  They're sleek, soft, durable and totally affordable.  I can always count on ecoTools to bring something new to the table and the upcoming collection definitely didn't disappoint.   
 
 
Shop the new products here
 
 
 
Have you tried ecoTools?  What did you think?
 
 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Security Master Hosts Self- Defense Class with Bravo TV Personality Layla Luciano


 
Last month Cheetah Mobile invited press to an exclusive self- defense class lead by fitness expert and Bravo TV personality, Layla Luciano.  The event celebrated the launch of a brand new app by Security Master, the leading privacy protection and antivirus app.
 
Myself and Layla Luciano
The class included everything from an intense full body workout to a computerized punching machine!  Layla also demoed some serious kick butt moves on how to get out of an attacker's choke hold or bear hug.  Ladies, never underestimate the power of your thumbs and go for the eyes ;)  
 
 
Being physically prepared to protect yourself is important, and in 2017, digital protection is a must!  
 
 
 
 
Cheetah Mobile Inc., the leading developer of mission- critical mobile utility and security applications and just launched their newest Security Maser app.  It is available nationwide for free on Android devices and is a revamped version of CM Security, which has nearly 500 million downloads and a 4.7 rating on Google Play.  
 
Security Master provides real- time protection for any Android device and conducts live device diagnostics with recommended solutions.  Security Master will suggest options from one of three scenarios; SCAN, which provides ultra- fast malware detection and protection in less then 10 seconds, BOOST; which frees up your memory and boots speeds and CLEAN which removes unnecessary junk files.   
 
The app also offers a feature called "SafeConnect",  designed to enhance mobile internet security through protecting and encrypting data transmitted across the internet.  It also extends protection to apps with higher security concern like Instant Message, Financial Banking, E- Commerce and Browser. 
 
"As Android system and mobile internet usage continues to grow, traditional anti virus apps are no longer sufficient" said Pan Qi, Vice President of Cheetah Mobile.  "Consumers nowadays need a comprehensive, yet scalable product to help them tackle ever- growing internet security threats while catering the basic mobile optimization needs.  We hence created a Security Master- a product with intelligent, real- time on top of baseline features for a worry free mobile experience".
 
All this peace of mind for FREE?!  Android users do yourself a favor and download it here




 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Free Beauty Events September Giveaway


 


 
Freebeautyevents.com is back this month with another amazing giveaway.  For anyone not familiar with FBE, the site is a great tool for all beauty addicts.  It helps you stay up to date on the latest beauty happenings in your area and serves as an awesome way to snag killer free samples. Best of all, each month the site gives away a bundle chalk full of the industry's best must haves.  Let's check them out!
 
 
 

 
 
This month's basket includes products from some of my favorite brands including Garnier, L'Oreal, Vichy, Revlon, Circa, Sally Hansen, Maybelline and more! The Contest runs from now through 9/30/17, winners will be chosen on 10/10/2017 and notified by 10/15/2017.  Entering is simple!  Visit FreeBeautyEvents on Facebook (don't forget to like them!) or enter directly on their website.
 
Besides the monthly giveaways, the site also offers great beauty advice and product reviews on their blog.  Like any of the products you read about?  Keep your eyes open for your chance to stock up!  Easy as 1-2-3, just enter your zip code into the site's search bar to find out which locations in your area might be handing out samples.  It's a helpful way to keep up to date with the beauty events happening in your town.    
 
 
Get more FBE info here
 
 
 
Have you attended any events through the site? 
 

 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Free Beauty Events August Giveaway


 
Freebeautyevents.com is back this month with another amazing giveaway.  For anyone not familiar with FBE, the site is a great tool for all beauty addicts.  It helps you stay up to date on the latest beauty happenings in your area and serves as an awesome way to snag killer free samples. Best of all, each month the site gives away a bundle chalk full of the industry's best must haves.  Let's check them out!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This month's basket includes products from some of my favorite brands including Nexxus, L'Oreal, Almay, Hawaiian Tropic, Dark and Lovely, Clean & Clear, KISS, Maybelline, Neutrogena and more! The Contest runs from now through 8/31/17, winners will be chosen on 9/10/2017 and notified by 9/15/2017.  Entering is simple!  Visit FreeBeautyEvents on Facebook (don't forget to like them!) or enter directly on their website.
 
Besides the monthly giveaways, the site also offers great beauty advice and product reviews on their blog.  Like any of the products you read about?  Keep your eyes open for your chance to stock up!  Easy as 1-2-3, just enter your zip code into the site's search bar to find out which locations in your area might be handing out samples.  It's a helpful way to keep up to date with the beauty events happening in your town.    
 
 
Get more FBE info here
 
 
 
Have you used FBE or attend any events through them? 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Free Beauty Events July Giveaway

 
Freebeautyevents.com is back again with another fab giveaway!  Woo hoo!  For those not familiar with FBE, the site is a great tool for all beauty addicts.  It helps you stay up to date on the latest beauty happenings in your area and serves as an awesome way to snag killer free samples. Best of all, each month the site gives away a bundle chalk full of the industry's best must haves.  Let's check them out!
 
 
 
 
 
This month's basket includes products from Cantu, Rimmel, La Roche-Posay, Nexxus, Maybelline, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, John Frieda, Well at Walgreens and more! The Contest runs from now through 7/31/17, winners will be chosen on 8/10/2017 and notified by 8/15/2017.  Entering is simple!  Visit FreeBeautyEvents on Facebook (don't forget to like them!) or enter directly on their website.
 

Besides the monthly giveaways, the site also offers great beauty advice and product reviews on their blog.  Like any of the products you read about?  Keep your eyes open for your chance to stock up!  Easy as 1-2-3, just enter your zip code into the site's search bar to find out which locations in your area might be handing out samples.  It's a helpful way to keep up to date with the beauty events happening in your town.    
 
 
Get more FBE info here
 
 
 
Have you used FBE or attend any events through them? 
 
 
 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Makeup App Perfect365 Kicks it up a Notch with Release of Perfect365 Pro

Makeup addicts might already be familiar with Perfect365, the free app that lets them digitally try on various looks and products.  Recently the innovative app has taken things a step further and launched the Perfect365 Pro.  The enhanced version is specifically designed to aid makeup artists and their clients.  Press was invited to view a live demo led by celeb makeup artist Kabuki at the NYX Professional Makeup store in NYC.  
 
 
Make up artist to the stars, Kabuki, used a NYX palette to create a customized look for the event, which is also available on the app. 


"Perfect365 Pro will drastically change the makeup industry.  For my clients, getting the look right is the only option.  Now, with the face detection technology in Perfect 365 Pro, I can experiment and play with makeup looks on my client prior to applying it for a photo shoot and I can give them a realistic idea of what it will look like.  Digital Beauty is really the future of my industry"- Kabuki. 
 
Why Perfect365 Pro is great for every makeup artist:

- Design makeup looks to send to clients prior to real- life application
- Manage and organize client contact information, reference photos, facial features, and payment details
- Create looks using your client's photo, include hot- to application videos and specific product information
- Allow clients to try on looks you created instantly using Perfect 365's Live Mirror Feature



Kabuki's customized look for the app.  
 
Makeup Brands in Perfect365 Pro:
Similar to the Perfect365 digital beauty platform, Perfect365 Pro also works directly with brands to digitize looks in the app. Perfect365 Pro can digitize any complete looks for brand makeup artists to recreate and make minor adjustments, or, include individual products for them to create custom looks for a client. This can include an entire new line of products or specific looks for the current season. When the brand artist logs into Pro, instead of having general colors across the lip, eyes and face categories, they will have the colors from the brand they are affiliated with. In addition, brands can gain exposure to millions of users of Perfect365 by having their brand makeup artist and/or MUA influencers submit looks to the explorer section of the app.
 
 
Have you used Perfect365?  Are you interested in the new version?
 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Japanese Superstar Ryoko Yonekura Returns to Broadway


Last week Asia Society hosted an exclusive meet and greet with Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura.  The popular actress has returned to Broadway to revive the iconic role of Roxie Hart in the legendary hit musical Chicago.  Performances kicked off this past weekend on July 3rd and will run through July 13th, 2017 only.      

Yonekura originated the role in the Japanese- language production in 2008, then made her Broadway debut in 2012 where she performed the part in English.  

When asked to describe how playing Roxie Hart today, differed from playing her years ago, the actress admitted she was less worried about her pronunciation and was having more fun with the character. 

 "This time, I'm much more confident and I look forward to expressing more of my personality... I could very easily get overwhelmed thinking about the great actresses that have come before me in this role, and how they compare to my take on Roxie Hart.  But, I'm not giving into that kind of pressure.  More than anything, I just feel very thankful.  It's a pleasure to do this role again on Broadway"- Ryoko Yonekura.  




Set in the glamorous 1920's, the story follows Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her.  Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago's slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids.  


The music, the sets, the acting, Chicago is the total package.  A six time Tony Award winner, and officially the #1 longest running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago is one the show you'd be crazy not to see.     


Get ticket information here

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