George Wayne & Janice Dickinson Hosts Fashion Week Style Lounge

Former model extraordinaire Janice Dickinson dropped by and slipped off her stilettos to indulge in a foot and neck massage from Cygalle Healing Spa at the Fashion Week Style Lounge event hosted by Super Duper Records, NY Resident and Cygalle Healing Spa at the Empire Hotel. Indie artist Jon Sandler serenaded the “world’s first supermodel” with his guitar as she got pampered.

Also on hand to celebrate in the Fashion Week Style Lounge festivities was famed celebrity editor, George Wayne. Guests sipped on Moscow Mules cocktails created by Russian Standard Vodka as they took in timeless high fashion images at the Patrick McMullan art salon.

Fashionistas and NYC power women enjoyed a delicious luncheon earlier in the day at the Empire Hotel’s Chowder House hosted by Cygalle Healing Spa and producer and director Jennifer Howard Kessler of The Robert Evans Company. In attendance were N’Kenge “Mary Wells,” star of Motown the Musical, Stephanie Sharis, CEO of SnagFilms & IndieWire, Author Suzanne Corso, Tatijana Shoan, Editor in Chief of As If Magazine, Betsy Berg of The Agency Group, and Alisa Vitti, author of WomanCode.

Elizabeth Arden | Flawless Summer & Travel Beauty

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I had the pleasure of attending Single Edition’s Blog Meet Brand Event, where I was introduced to new products from Elizabeth Arden as well as enjoy a subtle but sexy makeover from the brand using some of their newest beauty products. The three products highlighted at the event were the Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, and the NEW Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss.

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After some networking and mingling, we learned some great beauty tips on achieving flawless summer beauty looks and quick and easy travel beauty tips from Elizabeth Arden’s Global Makeup Artist Rebecca Restrepo. Ms. Restrepo also shared one of my favorite quotes from Elizabeth Arden that I think all women should remember – “To be beautiful is the birthright of every woman”Elizabeth Arden.

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Rebecca Restrepo‘s must try tips include:

  •  Skincare is even more important when traveling. Must-have beauty products for traveling should be multi-use products and ones that can be packed in your carry-on. The Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum deliver a lot of moisture and one capsule can easily fit into your pocket. Rebecca applies hers mid-flight for extra hydration and also uses it as a makeup primer when traveling.
  • Skin can get very dehydrated when flying, Rebecca advises packing the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream as an essential part of your travel arsenal! She applies it to her lips before every flight and use it on her hands and elbows throughout the flight. As a bonus tip, she says to warm up the product in the palms of your hands before applying to your skin. This helps the Eight Hour Cream to activate and be absorbed quickly.
  • Per Rebecca, someone told her that solids travel better than liquids, so now she never goes anywhere without her Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge-On Cream Makeup. It provides all the coverage she needs without making a mess in her makeup bag.
  • Last but not least, she left us with this parting tip – Before I land after a long flight, the perfect pick-me-up is a touch blush to brighten the cheeks, a swipe of brightening shadow to open the eye and a dab of rosy lip gloss. To achieve this fresh and well-rested look, Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar, Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Innocence and Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Sweet Pink are my go-to products. 

After taking us through the products, we got to play and test out some of the products ourselves

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After trying out the three products highlighted, it’s no surprise that Elizabeth Arden has been a favorite of beauty lovers everywhere.
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The Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum delivers the perfect amount of hydration and Ceramide (essential lipids found in the skin that are essential in maintaining defense against signs of aging) benefits to your skin. If you’re like me and live in an apt that has terrible air circulation, these little capsules will be your best friend.
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The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is legendary, a beauty favorite and staple since it was created by Ms. Arden in 1930, the formula has never been changed. I personally keep mine in the fridge so when I get those puffy eyes from late night blogging, the cooling effect helps reduce my unsightly bags.
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The newest addition to the Elizabeth Arden brand is the NEW Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss which offers high-shine, increased moisture with Mango and Shea Butters and a light vanilla scent. A key ingredient is Maxi Lip which is clinically proven to increase lip volume by 40%. I usually stay away from nude tones because I haven’t found tones that I like but I fell in love with Sunset (shimmery pink) and Cameo (shimmery nude). Get all insider information on the latest news on product launches and product information on Elizabeth Arden products on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elizabetharden, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizabetharden, Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/elizabetharden/ and Instagram: http://instagram.com/elizabethardenThis is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Beauty and Skincare Spotlight – Olive Oil

We all know the benefits of Olive Oil, the rich in healthy fats and antioxidant vitamin E wonder oil also softens, smooths, tones and firms the skin, making it excellent for stimulating and healing. It’s great for sunburns, extra dry and sensitive skin, in other words, your beauty arsenal should definitely contain products that contain Olive Oil like the following products.

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DHC Olive Body Butter
This conditioning Olive and Avocado oil-based butter, along with nourishing Cocoa and Shea Butter is a great way to pamper your skin in luxurious softness. It melts so quickly and easily into your skin without leaving you feeling greasy or overly oily plus it features a light rose and olive oil scent that doesn’t overpower your perfume. The DHC Olive Body Butter officially launches July 2013 and will retail for $19.00!

NIVEA’s A Kiss of Olive Oil & Lemon
Prepare your lips for hours of soft kissable fun with NIVEA’s A Kiss of Olive Oil & Lemon. The fab lip balm combines the moisturizing effects of olive oil with the power of lemons to soothe and nourish dry, rough lips. Grab it for only $2.99

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa Professional Olive Moisturizing Body Cream
This intensely moisturizing body cream combines a rich blend of Olive and Sunflower Oils and Shea Butter to nourish and lock in skin moisture day into night, leaving skin soft, supple and glowing. Unfortunately you can only get it at the Red Door Spa locations but think of it as a great reason to get one of their amazing spa treatments. The thick and rich moisturizer retails for $45.00.

Discover John Frieda’s Color Protection Technology Collections

John Frieda introduces a few new additions to their Color Care Collection and brings the future of color protection technology to today. Achieve and protect your rich and vibrant color with the following products which boast John Frieda’s Color Protection Technology, including the John Frieda Precision Foam Color and John Frieda Color Protecting Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner (shown in Brilliant Brunette) – they are also available in Everlasting Blonde Color Preserving Shampoo & Conditioner and Radiant Red Color Protecting Shampoo & Conditioner.

The John Frieda Precision Foam Color is new and improved – with a thicker, denser, more saturating foam formula, it locks in rich color longer. Get improved color performance, improved coverage and durability with this salon-caliber, at-home hair color. The Salon Blends range, a collection of some of the most popular custom blends created by salon colorists, also sees two new colors added to the collection – Dark Cool Espresso Brown (4PBN) and Medium Chestnut Brown (5NBG). These and all the other colors are available now at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide.

Formulated with crushed pearls and sweet almond oil, the advanced moisturizing formulas of the John Frieda Color Protecting Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner addresses the way brunette color fades on three color dimensions. It protects and preserves brunette color as it rehydrates and replenishes dry hair. Like the improved Precision Foam Color collection, the color protecting shampoos and conditioners are available at food, drug and mass retailers nationwide. will you be trying out the latest John Frieda’s Color Protection Technology products?

Dark and Lovely’s NEW Au Naturale Celebrates Curl Power

Singer/Songwriter Marsha Ambrosius (one-half of the soulful duo Floetry), Blogger Curly Nikki, and VH1 DJ Amanda Seales helped Dark and Lovely introduce the newest addition to their hair empire, Au Naturale, which celebrates the power of Curls.

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Check out some video of Marsha Ambrosius and Curly Nikki welcoming the events attendees

Curly and natural-haired girls enjoyed a night filled with curl consultations from the SoftSheen-Carson Style Squad at the curl stations (stocked with the complete Au Naturale line for guests to personally enjoy), sharing curly hair stories in the Curl Talk booth, taking fun photos at the photo station, delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails

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Models with curly hairstyles were on display and later walked the room allowing the events attendees to get a closer look at their very soft, curly hairstyles and the products used to create their looks (we are so in need of one of those Curl Power tees).

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Surviving Winter with GLOSSYBOX and The Man Repeller

For the month of January, The Man Repeller collaborated with GLOSSYBOX to bring us a few beauty favorites to help us survive this very unpredictable winter. The GLOSSYBOX and The Man Repeller winter survival kit featured items hand selected by Leandra Medine and features such brands favorites like Tarte Cosmetics, Living Proof, Le Metier de Beaute, Estee Lauder, OPI, etc.

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GLOSSYBOX is all about beauty discovery. Every month they introduce you to luxe products from some of the world’s most exquisite, niche beauty brands. Featuring a mix of sample size and full-size products, this monthly subscription has become a favorite of beauty lover the world over. So what product does The Man Repeller use to survive this roller coaster of a winter?

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Estee Lauder’s Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara – want a high-volume, false-lash look? Look no further than this mascara for bright, seductive eyes. Achieving bigger, bolder, more extreme lashes is a whisk of a wand away.

Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum – as someone with oily skin, this is one of my favorite products. The high-mineral content of Umbrian Clay neutralizes acidity as it purifies and clarifies your complexion, tones and hydrates while controlling shine and minimizes those pesky enlarged pores.

Le Metier de Beaute Replenishing Daily Solution – perfect for those cold drying winter days, this rich, paraben-free emollient formula protects, conditions and hydrates while it nourishes, rejuvenates and detoxifies your skin.

Living Proof Prime Style Extender – another favorite of mine, this weightless, style extending hair primer is a must. It allows you to go longer between shampoos and touch ups.

Narciso Rodriguez for her Eau de Toilette Spray – a lovely spicy and sweet floral fragrance that screams femininity and sensuality.

OPI “Can’t Let Go” Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer – looking for the perfect matte purple with a touch of shimmer, you have found it. Now you can have matte without giving up a bit of shine.

Vincent Longo Lipstain SPF 15 Lipstick – I love an immaculate blue-red and this award-winning SPF 15 lipstick in “Americana” is divine. This nourishing and softening lipstain won’t bleed and can easily be a go-to red for anyone.

What do you think of the GLOSSYBOX and The Man Repeller? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Pür Minerals Launches New Palette Inspired By the Feature Film Beautiful Creatures

Inspired by the highly anticipated, upcoming film Beautiful Creatures, Pür Minerals’ newest makeup palette is equal parts charming and dangerous. Embrace the light and dark beauty within with eight otherworldly shadows, one sultry eyeliner and one luscious lip gloss. Light or dark — which side will you choose?
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Eye Shadow colors include:

Forbidden (Taupe)
Supernatural (Nude)
Siren (Moss)
Spellbound (Neutral)
Fate (Mushroom)
Cursed (Plum)
Secret (Pink)
Fantasy (Violet)

Eyeliner: Black Magic (Charcoal)
Lip Gloss: Lust (Sheer Pink)

Whatever your mood, whim or occasion, claim your look with this limited edition supernatural collection. The Limited Edition Beautiful Creatures Palette retails for $39.00 and is available on www.purminerals.com.

Visit www.purminerals.com/beautifulcreatures for inspired looks, games, and a chance to win a trip for two to Hollywood! while supplies last

Holiday Gift Guide for the Eco-friendly and Fit Fashionista

A while back I attended the Crier Beauty’s Eco-Friendly Fitness, Health & Beauty Trends Forum where different media outlets were introduced to a variety of brands catering to those with active lifestyles.
There was so much catered to the woman who is on the go but who needs maximum results very quickly, I thought it would be a great idea to show a roundup of gift ideas for that woman:

Ugi

Ask them about their balls. Ugi is a quick 30 min workout and supplemental fitness plan. They equip you with everything you need to strengthen your core in a stylish way.
My pick: Ugi At Home System $169.00

Adventuress

Adventure seekers need beautiful skin too! This brand is designed as no fuss quality skin care for the woman who enjoys travel and outdoor physical activities. Can be taken on the go since the entire regimen fits into one travel friendly pouch.
My pick: Intro Offer Collection $85.00

Indie Lee

A brand dedicated to the health conscious woman, was birthed out of the founder ‘s recovery from brain surgery. When learned that toxic chemicals could be the culprit, she decided to educate herself about ingredients. My pick: Squaline Moisturizing Facial Oil $32.00

Santalia

Chances are if you’re a woman who’s working out on a regular basis, you already understand the importance of cleansing your face directly after workouts or else suffer the ck sequences of pimples. Based on sandalwood, Santalia helps keep skin clear without harsh chemicals like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide.
My pick: Acne Therapy Kit $80.00

Here are more scenes from the forum and insights into a lot of other brands.

***A huge thank you to Guest Blogger, Laura A. Floyd of Blush and Beakers for attending Crier Beauty’s Eco-Friendly Fitness, Health & Beauty Trends Forum. Make sure to check out her blog.