BCRF’s Pink Outside the Box: Shop these BCA Products Year’ Round

Did you know you don’t have to wait until October to purchase products that support the fight against Breast Cancer? Thanks to the Breast Cancer Research Fund, we were introduced to several products that are helping to fund breast cancer research. No longer do you have to wait until October to show your support. With lots to shop for in the beauty, fashion, home, lifestyle, travel, health, fitness, and more categories, these pink BCA products help you do good 365 days a year. So join us in supporting BCRF’s Pink Outside the Box products.

A few weeks ago, the US observed National Cancer Survivors Day, a day that highlights and celebrates the fact that many are enjoying life after cancer. As anyone who lives with cancer will tell you, it is a 365-day issue, so we thought, why not highlight products you can purchase 365 days a year that helps the cause. While you can donate at any time during the year (and we encourage you to do so), there are many Pink Outside the Box products, many we use daily, that will help further the cause. Plus, for those who can’t donate, purchasing these everyday items pink BCA products ensures you are helping.

Cuisinart Kitchen Appliances

Need a new kitchen appliance? Why not try one of these from Cuisinart who donates $32,500 annually to BCRF, regardless of sales. Your purchase of a food processor, mixer, or blender will help continue to fund research and achieve a cure.

Apollo Precision Tools

Let’s face, we all need tools. Home repair is a continuous need and they will always need fixing. Apollo Tools offers a wide variety of tools and toolkits where a portion of sales are donated to BCRF. For every cordless drill sold, $2.00 is donated; for every 18 piece garden tool set, $3.00 is donated, and so on. Your home repair could save a life.

Conair Hair and Beauty Tools

Beauty tools have become essential in making sure your routine runs smoothly and quickly and these just happen to also help those in need. Whether you’re in the market for a new hairdryer, facial cleansing tool, curling iron or spa treatment device, Conair donates $110,000 annually, regardless of sales.

Everlast Training Gloves

What better way to help fight Breast Cancer than with boxing gloves! Whether you’re a beginner or a pro at sparring, heavy bag workouts and mitt work, purchasing these Everlast pink BCA products help them continue to donate $75,000 annually to BCRF, regardless of sales.

Streamlight LED Lights

Streamlight offers keychain lights, patio/camp lights and far-reaching flashlights in pink including the Pink Strion LED, Pink ProTac HL, Pink Siege AA, and Pink Nano Light. $1.00- $5.00 of every purchase of Streamlight pink BCA products are donated to BCRF.

Teleflora Pink Grace Bouquet

As the saying goes, “Say it with flowers.” So why not share how much you love them with this lovely mixed bouquet featuring pink roses arranged in a perky pink cube. With 15% of its $54.95 price going to BCRF, it’s a beautiful way to pay tribute to those who need it.

Aveda, Clinique, and Estee Lauder BCA Products

Aveda’s limited-edition Hand Relief Moisturizing Creme comes with pink cap and band featuring an invigorating rosemary mint aroma of certified organic rosemary and peppermint. $4 U.S. from the purchase price of this pink BCA product goes to BCRF, with a maximum donation of $331,000.

Each year, Clinique offers a special, limited-edition bottle of its Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+, which combines all-day hydration with skin-strengthening ingredients to help skin look younger, longer. $10 from the purchase price, with a maximum donation of $475,000.

Estée Lauder’s #1 repair serum, the Advanced Night Repair, not only comes packaged with a 3-charm pink ribbon keychain that empowers you to show their support for breast cancer awareness, it also contains a touch of blue in the design to represent the less than 1% of men who are also diagnosed with breast cancer, and 20% of its $95.00 retail price is donated.

There are hundreds other pink BCA products available for purchase year’ round that helps support the cause including fashion from Lane Bryant, office supplies from Officemate, jewelry from Alex and Ani, and much, much more. To shop all of BCRF’s pink BCA product categories, visit www.bcrf.org/shop-pink.

SHOPPING NEW YORK: Alice + Olivia Sample Sale

Today in shopping deals news, there is an upcoming Alice + Olivia Sample Sale happening very soon. If you’re a fan of stylish and feminine contemporary fashion, you will want to check out this sale. From June 11th – June 16th, you can shop discounts on all women’s fashion including one-of-a-kind samples, outerwear, dresses, sunglasses, bags, and this year – shoes, too! Keep reading for full details on this great sale.

Be one of the first to get your hands on the brand’s signature low-rise, slim-fitting pants, beautiful printed dresses and blouses, chic purses and accessories, and as previously stated, for the first time ever, shoes at discounted prices. We’re not sure what women’s footwear styles will be available at the sale, but we know the Alice + Olivia Rachelle, and Logan heels are fashion favorites that we would love to personally get our hands on. We recommend you add this sale to your calendar now so you don’t miss out on the great deals and discounts. The full details on the sale, including location and date and times, are featured below:

260 Fifth Avenue
(Btwn 28th and 29th Street)
Take the W or R trains to 28th St or the 6 Train to 28th St

Days and hours of sale are as follows:

June 11th – June 17th
Monday : 12pm – 8pm
Tuesday : 9am – 8pm
Wednesday – Saturday : 10am – 8pm

Launched in 2002, Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet is a brand that allows customers to express their personal style. With clothing that juxtaposes the whimsical and flirty with the sexy and sophisticated, Alice + Olivia epitomizes the personality and perspective of its founder, Stacey Bendet.

Will you be taking advantage of the incredible deals at the Alice + Olivia sample sale in New York? What key Alice + Olivia pieces are you hoping to score at the sample sale? Happy shopping ladies!

You Glow Girl! Hard Candy Just Glow Baked Highlighting Trio

We all want great, glowing skin. Skin that glistens and a complexion that looks like it’s been kissed by the sun. A great beauty glow up is an essential part of today’s makeup trends and there’s an easy way to achieve it. Want to add the perfect amount of instant and flawless shine to your complexion? The new Hard Candy Just Glow Baked Highlighting Trio offers the right amount of instant glow that you want. With their trio of skin tone complimenting baked highlighters, you can wear one Hard Candy Just Glow shade at a time, or mix and layer them for your own custom beauty glow up!

Each of the Hard Candy Just Glow Baked Highlighting Trio palettes contains three baked face powders that brighten your skin and gives off a soft glow. Available in four shimmer shade palettes – Meet Me In Tahiti, Cruisin’ The Coast, A Touch Of Midnight, and Rooftop Rendezvous, the Just Glow collection is inspired by the exotic beaches of the South Pacific islands.

The Just Glow Highlighting trios are packaged in convenient compacts that include a blending brush for easy application and on the go convenience. We love the beautiful bronze tones of Meet Me In Tahiti, and the more natural pink and peach tones of Crusin’ The Coast for daytime glow; and the silvery hues of A Touch of Moonlight and the starry sunset tones of Rooftop Rendezvous for that alluring nighttime glow. No matter the time of day, your radiance will definitely shine through with these stunning highlighting palettes.

To get glowing this summer, simply put the Hard Candy Just Glow Baked Highlighting Trio where you want to be sunkissed. Apply to the bridge of your nose, brow bone, cheek bone, under your eyes, and at the top of your chin. The Hard Candy Just Glow Baked Highlighting Trio is available now, exclusively at Walmart and www.Walmart.com for $9.98 each. Time to get glowing ladies.

Sephora Studio Hoboken: Small Store Concept, Big Beauty Experience

Hey Jersey girls, we’re excited to share our amazing trip to the newest member of the Sephora family, the Sephora Studio Hoboken. This newest location in Hoboken, New Jersey is the second small-format urban Sephora concept store which offers a more intimate format designed to offer a highly-customized shopping experience for all the neighborhood’s beauty addicts.

The 3,580 square foot Studio, located at 319 Washington St., offers a comprehensive menu of new and classic offerings to meet all of your unique wants and needs during your visit. The intimate beauty haven offers a carefully-curated product assortment, store beauty advisors with the highest level of Sephora training and certification, and a variety of high-tech digital tools that enhance your experience.

The new location is all about celebrating your beauty. We had the pleasure of experiencing the NEW Perk Hydrating Facial at the Skincare Studio – a premium 2-in-1 facial service that utilizes the PERK technology to exfoliate, hydrate and nourish skin for instant, glowing results, complimentary with a $75 minimum skincare product purchase.  Beauty lovers, you will love this facial.

Using suction and a nourishing solution for the face and a replenishing serum for the eyes, the Perk facial acts like a magnet for skin gunk. The device boasts five suction levels but none are even remotely painful or annoying, and there is no redness or soreness afterward. You may cringe a little at the gunk the Perk facial removes from your skin.

The Sephora Studio Hoboken also has apps that offer easy and convenient access to information, like the Digital Makeover Guide, Digital Skincare Guide, Beauty Studio Check-In,  and more. There are several digital components throughout the store that make beauty personal for you, like the Moisture Meter, Color IQ, Online Reservation iPads, and Sephora Virtual Artist.

They also have elevated service offerings at the Beauty Studio include Makeovers,  Studio Concierge, and Beauty Classes. With eight seats and four sinks, customers can the 15 Minute Mini Makeovers + Facials, 45 Minute Custom Makeovers, and the 75 Minute Custom Makeover Plus. Of course, all of your beauty favorites are available. Although smaller in square footage, the Sephora Studio Hoboken has a curated selection of brands across prestige cosmetics, skincare, hair care and fragrance (although the fragrance area is reduced to only rollerballs, it’s more than what you need). After our Perk Facial, we enjoyed a mini makeover using some of the prestige cosmetics and skincare brands Sephora offers.

We also took some time to tour the space to test and try products from the curated selection of brands available. This is something the Sephora Studio Hoboken highly encourages. Check out some of our favorites below:

Naturally, we couldn’t leave the Sephora Studio emptyhanded. Thanks to Sephora’s Scouted by Sephora initiative, we discovered new brands like Dr.Jart+, as well as new products from some of our favorite brands.

If you’re a beauty lover who lives in or near Hoboken, New Jersey, you must visit the Sephora Studio Hoboken location. You will love how this studio’s highly-customized approach to beauty aims to truly raise the bar for personalized services. Happy Shopping Hoboken beauty lovers.

Get the Duchess of Sussex’s Wedding Day Makeup with Honest Beauty

The Duchess of Sussex’s wedding day makeup was a literal breath of fresh air….ehh…face. Meghan Markle’s choice of minimal makeup wonderfully highlighted her stunning natural beauty. According to Vogue Magazine, the new Duchess of Sussex’s wedding day hair and makeup bill was a whopping $18, 431.00. While you may not be marrying a handsome prince or have the budget to pay a glam squad that amount, you can achieve the Duchess of Sussex wedding day makeup with Honest Beauty……for much, much less.

Known for its clean beauty approach, Honest Beauty offers high-impact, pigment-rich makeup with ingredients you can trust. The new Duchess walked down the aisle with a natural look with a subtle pop of color, You can achieve a similar look with the following three clean beauty products from the famed beauty company:

  • Honest Beauty Truly Lush Mascara ($22.00) – this 2-in-1 primer and mascara work together for lush length and volume. A genius primer that coats lashes to create an even base and intensifies color. Rich mascara lays down smoothly for dramatic length and sky-high lift. It boasts specially molded bristles that define every last lash for expert definition. Two wands are better than one!
  • Honest Beauty Creme Blush in Truly Exciting ($22.00) – a buildable and blendable color for a healthy-looking flush, a no-makeup look, or a perfect pop of color.
  • Honest Beauty Truly Kissable Lip Crayon in Sheer Chestnut Kiss ($18.00)  – a moisturizing lip crayon that lays down a natural wash of color and shine thanks to its antioxidant blend of coconut oil, murumuru butter, and shea butter to help moisturize and cushion for a soft, natural finish. Its lightweight texture glides on for quick, convenient color any way you want it.

The total for these three beauty products – $62.00, a far cry from the amount quoted by Vogue. Here is your chance to let your natural beauty shine through with the clean makeup and beauty products from Honest Beauty. You can find these three clean beauty products and much more at Ulta and www.honestbeauty.com.

It’s Shop’O Clock: PONO by Joan Goodman Spring Sample Sale

Hello fellow fashion lovers. If you haven’t noticed, the season of savings is upon us. That’s right, sample sale season has begun. It’s time to “not-splurge” on some of your favorite splurge-worthy luxury fashion accessories at a budget-friendly price. We’re happy to share the upcoming sample sale of one of our favorite luxury jewelry labels, PONO by Joan Goodman. What’s so wonderful about the PONO by Joan Goodman Spring Sample Sale? Aside from the fact that they are gorgeous and you’ll be rocking the same fabulous pieces that have become it’s own character on shows like The Good Wife, you’ll be in the same style company as Rihanna who recently wore a few pieces in June’s issue of Vogue Magazine.

So join us in springing into spring and summer style by heading over to the PONO by Joan Goodman Spring Sample Sale where bold and beautiful pieces are yours for the taking at 50-80% off. Peruse all the pretty things with Creative Director, Joan Goodman, and enter their raffle to score an astonishing ensemble of jewelry that will knock your fashionable socks off!

You will fall in love with links like the Lena Necklace, originally $500.00, now up for grabs for $200.00; or find fashion in the stars with the over-sized Gemini Necklace, once $340.00, now a novel $100.00. For the edgy and elegant, there are the perfectly pastel Ice Angle Bangles available, normally $60.00, now simply half price at $30.00, or PONO’s sensational Swing Earrings, all your favorite pool-side hues, normally $55.00, now all yours for only $25.00. Finally, take home this season’s “must-have” on-piece “Maker”- the textured Touchstone necklace, it’s everything you’ll need to be beach glam, now $50.00, way down from an earlier $490.00!

 

 

See all the location and sale details below:

Date: May 30th – June 8th, from 9am–6pm
Location: 224 W 30th St, suite 304, between 7th and 8th Aves.

Getting to the PONO by Joan Goodman Spring Sample Sale is easy via the following subway lines: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to Herald Square, 1, 2, 3, A, C, E to Penn Station.

I Am Kreyol Fashion Collection: Empowering Women Through Fashion

There have been times when we’ve heard the saying, “It’s only Fashion”. For many fashion brands it is, but there are the few that this statement is categorically untrue. These are the fashion labels that care more about the opportunities they create and less about the bottom line. One such fashion brand is I Am Kreyol. This women’s high fashion brand empowers ALL women through design and impacts Haitian artisans through sustainability.

We had the pleasure of getting to know I Am Kreyol at Wolf & Badger, a fashion boutique known for featuring some of the most fabulous and distinct fashion labels, most of them unique and indie. I Am Kreyol is inspired by the Haitian cultural ideals of freedom, resilience, and strength. The label’s core purpose is creating a movement and giving back. I Am Kreyol is currently on Indiegogo, looking to raise $30,000 to produce their stunning Lotus capsule collection and to begin creating economic stability and sustainability in Haiti.

Inspired by the beautiful flower with the penchant for growing in some of the harshest of environments, the Lotus collection illustrates a woman’s tenacity to be strong, resilient and powerful even in the midst of adversity. The spring/summer 2018 collection features vibrant colors and distinct prints made of luxurious fabrics.

We love the bold colors and prints, extravagant details, and powerful message that I AM Kreyol is conveying with their fashion collection. The capsule collection includes the Buttercup Sleeveless Crop Top ($100.00), the Laceleaf Pants (featured on the model above, $150.00), The Begonia Dress (featured on the other model, $225.00), the Amaryllis Yop ($160.00), the Tulip Skirt ($125.00), and the Lily Dress ($750.00). Several of the featured pieces are available for pre-order.

Founded by Joelle Fontaine (pictured below), I Am Kreyol is seeking to produce their garments in her homeland of Haiti. By working with skilled Haitian artisans, they hope to provide the opportunity for sustainable income for those Haitian artisans in producing their garments.

For more information on Joelle Fontaine and their Indegogo campaign, visit www.iamkreyol.com.

GIVEAWAY: Give Her the Gift of Teleflora Mother’s Day Flowers

Mother’s Day is about a month away and we want to help you celebrate the most important women in your life. How would you like to win free Teleflora Mother’s Day flowers to give to the woman who gave you life, shares your life, or just generally makes your life special? This Mother’s Day, Teleflora’s paying tribute to moms everywhere with their “Love Makes a Mom” campaign, which celebrates sacrifices and fearless acts of love. They’re also honoring moms everywhere with an assortment of gorgeous Mother’s Day bouquets.

 

The new Teleflora Mother’s Day 2018 collection of bouquets are housed in gorgeously designed keepsake vases and containers. The lineup, now available for sale at www.Teleflora.com in standard, deluxe or premium size options include classic arrangements bursting with bright colors with subtle stylish touches. There is something beautifully unique for every mom on your list. We are featuring five of our favorite floral bouquets are, which one of you lucky readers can gift. Read all about them below and enter our giveaway.

HEART’S PIROUETTE BOUQUET (available for $94.95)

Celebrate the greatest mom in the world with this elegant treasure overflowing with soft pink roses, fragrant white lilies and lavender cushion spray chrysanthemums nestled in an exquisite azure glass vase.

WINGED BEAUTY BOUQUET (available for $59.95)

Bring all the elegance of a peaceful Victorian garden into the home with this spectacular Teleflora Mother’s Day arrangement. A luxurious mix of pink roses, chrysanthemums, and soft purple accents are nestled within a gorgeous ceramic vase featuring soft brushstroke lines and an embossed hummingbird medallion mom will love.

ALL EYES ON YOU BOUQUET (available for $74.95)

Honor her timeless devotion with a stunning floral arrangement filled with fresh roses, pink lilies and a variety of purple blooms. Delivered in a hand-blown one-of-a-kind glass vase, this piece is sure to make an unforgettable impression on Mother’s Day.

WILDFLOWER IN FLIGHT BOUQUET (available for $39.95)

Remind her how special and beautiful she is with this whimsical French garden inspired floral arrangement. Wrapped in a poetic script and a striking dragonfly in midflight, this exclusive glass cube brings together an old-world charm and contemporary European style.

COUNTRY BEAUTY BOUQUET (available for $49.95)

Surprise her with the rustic charm of a beautiful floral bouquet brimming with crème carnations, fresh pink blooms, and seasonal stems. This 2-in-1 gift arrives in a functional hand-glazed stoneware crock that is perfect as a decorative piece and is also FDA-approved to safely serve and store food.

The Teleflora “Love Makes a Mom” Mother’s Day campaign is part of Teleflora’s overarching “Love Out Loud” platform. The campaign will introduce three sixty-second videos featuring fearless moms who earned their title with incredible displays of love in the face of adversity. Launching on April 30, just in time for Mother’s Day on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, each Teleflora Mother’s Day video will focus on the stories of various moms with unique backgrounds or challenges.

One reader will win a $75 gift code, with free delivery service fee included, to shop for Mother’s Day flowers on www.Teleflora.com (there is no cash value). The one-time use code expires on May 11, 2018, is not valid on sale items, and cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion codes. To enter this giveaway, see the Rafflecopter entry form below:

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