Repair your Hair with VO5 Haircare

Let’s face it, we, and our environment does a lot to our hair and skin. From all the various products and hair tools we use to the dirt, dust, and smoke that gets into our hair, our tresses take quite a beating. That is why it is essential to repair any possible damage the day might bring and get your hair back to your hair looking vibrant and beautiful. For this, it’s best to start with clarifying hair products, like VO5 Herbal Escapes Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner, to remove all product residue and remove excess oils, dirt, dead skin cells, and air pollutants from clogged follicles; and end with a conditioning treatment like VO5’s Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil to add ultra hydration to your hair. Are you ready to repair your hair with VO5 Haircare?

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Remove hair of unwanted product residue and restore moisture and shine with Alberto VO5’s Kiwi-Lime Clarifying Shampoo and Conditioner, which boasts Rosemary and lemongrass extracts to quench dry hair’s thirst, and Kiwi and lime to rinse your hair as clean as can be with its clarifying formula. Your limp hair will bounce back with clean vibrancy.

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This multi-essential vitamin containing oil replenishes both your dried out hair and skin, leaving it feeling soft, silky and looking radiant. The Alberto VO5’s Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil is a light, natural oil blend that you definitely want to keep in your beauty arsenal year’ round. Your hair and skin will thank you.

Get both these affordable products now at www.vo5haircare.com, or at mass retailers.

Holiday Gift Guide: Rock Her Holiday Beauty Wishlist w/ Julep

A beauty maven is the easiest person to shop for at holiday time. Especially when there are great brands like Julep to love. The beloved beauty brand has a wonderful array of stunning cosmetics and cosmetic tools that make great stocking stuffers and under the tree gifts this holiday. Whether your beauty addict loves nail polishes, makeup brushes, lip or eyeshadow colors, or all of the above, this Holiday Gift Guide highlights some of our favorite beauty gift offerings from Julep. These gifts assure that your Christmas morning will be filled with lots of hugs and kisses of appreciation.

Rock Her Holiday Beauty Wishlist w/ Julep

Load up their stockings with Julep beauty treats like the Hands in the Air, a trio of skin-loving, travel-friendly hand crèmes; Mini Lipstick Trio – Dancing, a trio of deep hued, richly colored, matte-finish lipsticks; Festival of Lights Trio, a celebration of the Hanukkah colors at your fingertips; Stargazer Collection, a set of five shimmery waterproof eye pencils; and Brush With Greatness, a set of five super-soft brushes: blush, bronzer, eyeshadow, angled liner, and shader. Add some more beauty to your tree by adding the 2014 Birthstone Collection, a 12-piece nail polish collection inspired by the birthstones. We can’t wait to rock Joni (Citrine for November); Sweep – Eyeshadow Photogenic Palette, a stunning collection of eleven anti-aging eyeshadow colors (thanks to its Power Cell Complex) that range from matte to subtly shimmery; and the 2014 Gem Collection, a set of twelve gemstone polishes that will have your nails sparkling like diamonds.

For those who want to really wow your loved one, go big and gift her with Rock Her Wish List ($224.00) Gift Set, we definitely have it on our own wishlist. This bundle of happiness features some of Julep’s most covetable beauty products and sort after favorites, such as the Plié Wand Nail Polishing System, Luxe Lip Conditioning Treatment Duo, Hands in the Air Hand Cremes, Nailed It! nail color minis, Mighty Nail & Cuticle Serum, Stargazer shimmery Gel Eye Gliders, Sweep Eyeshadow Photogenic Palette, Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat, and Oxygen Performance Top Coat.

All of these amazing products, and so much more, are available now. You may find yourself getting products for yourself, as well as or holiday gifts. Here’s to you having a beauty-filled holiday.

Everything’s Coming up Rose Gold | Lenovo’s Rose Gold Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

Late last year we highlighted the very cool Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10, it’s amazing features and capabilities. Today we’re focusing on the new Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ in the stunning and fashionable Rose Gold color. This warm pinkish-gold tone is so very hot right now and is an extremely subtle and sophisticated color. It compliments everything and is truly the most universally flattering, colored metal.

Like the Yoga Tablet 10, the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ boasts the innovative, multimode design, which places the battery cylinder and kickstand on the side of the device, a 32GB EMMC hard drive, a 1.6M front facing camera, a 3 Cell 9000mAH Li-Polymer battery, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless network card, and Bluetooth Version 4.0. But the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ offers so much more. Get ready for a 8.0M rear facing camera that offers crisp, clear video chats, a 10.1″ FHD IPS LED Backlit (1920×1200) display for dazzling visuals in everything from direct sunlight to low-light, a 2.0GB LPDDR2 800 MHz memory, Android 4.3 operating system, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8028 Processor (1.60GHz 1MB).

Your mobile commuting will last longer thanks to the epic battery life of the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. Its battery lasts up to 18 hours so you can go all day, well into the night, without recharging allowing you to watch videos longer than with competing products. While in Stand and Tilt modes, you can stream TV, watch movies or browse YouTube clips at a comfortable angle on the wide, 178 degree viewing angle, thanks to the display’s in-plane switching (IPS) technology.

The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ also allows you to immerse yourself in audio that’s unlike most tablets with its front facing speakers, and Dolby® Digital Plus enhancement. With its preloaded apps, you can do more with your Yoga Tablet 10HD+. With SHAREit, you can share files quickly without network charges or a WiFi connection, while SYNCit backs up and restores your contacts, SMS messages, and call logs.

Can’t function without a keyboard? With the optional, wireless, Accutype keyboard, you can turn your Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ into a productivity machine, a stylish Bluetooth accessory that also serves as a cover for your device.

Rush to Print w/ Gentle Fawn this Summer

We are ready to get lively this summer and we don’t mean party-wise. We’re ready to liven up our wardrobe with some very boisterous prints and standout pieces from Gentle Fawn. The brand offers a sophisticated but youthful approach to women’s fashion with fun, flirty pieces that pairs well with any wardrobe.

We love the above poly crepe, and rayon fabric shorts; from the tailored and polished, pleated and cuffed dark floral print shorts, to the sexy, wide band jogger-style, global geometric print shorts, and comfy-as-pajamas drawstring tropical print shorts, these summer must-haves are perfect to add some fun prints to your wardrobe.

Make a statement every time you wear this colorful, over-sized vest with drop armpit sides. It’s perfect to invigorate a a classic tank top and jeans look or spice up a dress. Although the last piece, the colorblock tank top, isn’t a print, we are still in love with the fashion details. We love the studs, and colorblocked fabrication of jersey with chiffon; a subtle way to invigorate your summer look.

We’ve shared some of our favorite Gentle Fawn looks, which of these stand out to you?

La Nuit En Rosé – New York’s First Rosé Wine Festival

Rosé wine lovers set sail on NYC’s Hudson River on June 13-14 to indulge in exquisite wines and seriously good times. The occasion? The country’s first large scale Rosé tasting event, La Nuit en Rosé. The sold out event, taking place during four 4-hour sessions over two days, gave the public and members of the press, the opportunity to taste 85 rosés crafted by 58 wineries from around the world. The vast selection ensured that wine connoisseurs and novices alike, would be able to discover rosés that seduced their taste buds.

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As if sampling a bevy of rosé wines weren’t enough, La Nuit En Rosé up’d the experience with a hot DJ, beautiful views aboard the state of the art Hornblower Hybrid, and decadent cuisine to compliment this great summer wines including: a selection of ice creams (one rosé-infused) from The Tipsy Scoop; French pastries, canelés and financiers by Céline; oysters provided from the Brooklyn Oyster Party; and some of the most delectable cheese and charcuterie we’ve ever experienced from Vin sur Vingt, among others. We were elated to be part of this first event there, and we will definitely not miss the next, which promises to be bigger and even better.

Here’s a look at just a few of our favorites form the La Nuit En Rose experience:

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Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé

Mulderbosch

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Notes: A richly hued and versatile South African wine.

If you are not usually a red wine lover, consider this

Mulderbosch as a pleasant midpoint between whites and reds.

Serve well chilled, paired with a summer salad, salmon, tuna, or sushi.

 

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Berlucchi Franciacorta Rosé NV

Origin: Italy, Franciacorta

Blend: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay

Notes: Beautifully light and refreshing

 

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Ouled Thaleb Rosé 2013

Morocco, Benslimane

60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 10% Cinsault

Notes: The grapes used to craft Ouled Thaleb are free of herbacides and fungicides.

Pair with tuna and appetizers such as sausage.

 

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OG by Les Eoliers 2013

Chateau Les Eoliers

Origin: France, Languedoc Corbiere

Blend: Grenache, Mourvedre

Notes: If you need a celebratory rosé, this is it.

A Luxuriously designed bottle with a lighted bottom and gold flecks inside.

Its sure to catch the attention of all party goers.

 

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Domaine Vico Rosé 2013

Origin: France, Corsica

Blend: Nielluccio, Sciaccarellu, Grenache

Notes: This rosé is light and crisp, but still manages to maintain deep flavor.

 

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Tentation by Reunucci Rosé 2013

Domaine Terra Vecchia

Origin: France, Corscia

Blend: 60% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 10% Vermentinu

Notes:
A great bottle for a ladies party. Besides its sleek exteriour,
Tentation boasts a flavorful, pronounced rosé taste, but with a smooth
finish at the end.

 

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Cotes des Roses Rosé 2013

Gerard Bertrand

Origin: France, South of France

Blend: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah

Notes: This variety is beautifully floral and bares a rose patterned

bottom on it’s bottle to prove it.

 

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Pineto Brachetto d’Acqui 2013

Marenco

Origin: Italy, Brachetto d’Acqui DOCG

Blend: 100% Brachetto d’Acqui

Notes: If you like your rosés and wines sweet,

this certainly fits the bill. This tasty dessert wine has a pronounced

Strawberry bouquet.

 

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Bridge Lane Rosé 2013

Lieb Cellars

Origin: United States, Long Island

Blend: 63% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot, 8% Pinot Blanc, 5% Riesling, 3% Gerwurztraminer

Pairing: Fish, raw seafood, oysters, shrimp

 

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Merlot Rosato 2012

Omina Romana

Origin: Italy

Notes: Merlot Rosato is delicately sweet, with a fine balance 

 between fragrant and fruity.

le Rosé de Mouton Cadet 2013
Origin: France, Bordeaux
Blend: 60% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon
Notes: fruity aroma with an elegant subtle fullness, hints of raspberry and red currant make this rose a perfect summer drink.
Food Pairings: great with light dishes – fish, seafood, and light pasta

Terres de Berne Rosé 2013

Chateau de Berne 

Origin: France, Provence, Cotes de Provence

Blend: 50% Cinsault, 40% Grenache, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon

Notes: floral and crisp summer fruit flavors, fresh bouquet and taste

Food Pairings: it’s crisp and fresh taste makes it perfect for spicy cuisine such as Indian

Champagne Barons de Rothschild Brut Rose
Origin: Champagne, France
Blend: 85% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Noir
Notes: it has the aroma of rose petal, wild strawberry, and a touch of citrus; it’s light in color, full bodied, and features subtle bubbles. The first taste is fresh and crisp and it pairs perfectly with sushi and lightly cooked lamb.

For the times we needed to take a break or cleanse their palate from wine tasting, the refreshing Lorina Pink Citrus Lemonade was on hand. The sparkling, premium french beverage was a welcomed and delicious cleanser.

We advise anyone who is a fan of the pink-hued wine or for those who just want to learn more about it, to absolutely attend their next event, the experience is wonderful. Check out a few more photos from the event:

Shopping NYC: Religion Clothing Sample Sale

Repeat after me: “I am not a shopaholic, I am simply helping the economy”. Say those words as you add the latest must-attend sample sale to your calender. fashion (and saving) lovers, get ready to indulge in a two day, Religion Clothing sample sale that will feature discounted prices on all merchandise, starting at just $15.00.

We New Yorkers are known to live in black clothing and so does Religion Clothing, a perfect marriage we’d say. So why not show your budget and your wardrobe some love by keeping more money in your pockets while you increase your style quota. The sample sale begins tomorrow, Thursday, June 26th, and goes through Friday, June 27th, from 12PM-7PM at 580 Broadway, Room 1207. Happy Shopping

Surviving Summer | Beauty Essentials for the Hottest Season

Summer time is both an enjoyable and frustrating time for us. On one hand, the weather is beautiful, there’s so many wonderful things to do, and of course the amazing summer fashion and beauty launches. On the other hand, it can get too hot, extremely humid and since we spend more time outdoors, we get exposed to the dirt and grime of the city……bad for our skin. Having an arsenal of beauty products is essential for optimal beauty survival, as well as keeping our skin and makeup looking fabulous during the summer. We are currently relying on beauty products from Bullet Pocket Acne Aid, Skindinavia, Boscia, and Sun Bum, to keep our skin summer ready:

Skindinavia Primer Spray & Finishing Spray – keeping your makeup looking fresh can really be tested during the summer months. The heat and humidity can have your makeup running down your face, which is a disaster for any beauty lover. With the genius primer Spray and Finishing Spray from Scandinavia, your makeup (even lipstick – say goodbye to bleeding) goes on flawlessly, holds perfectly, and lasts for hours – even in the most horrible humid conditions. Both products take seconds to apply and the result is a day of impeccable makeup.

Boscia Green Tea Blotting Sheets – If your t-zone is cursed to shine on like ours, having a pack of these shine controlling Green Tea Blotting Sheets. Made from 100% natural Abaca Tree fiber, and infused with soothing Green Tea extract, these miracle sheets absorb excess oil and reduce shine without disturbing your makeup.

Bullet Pocket Acne Aid – excess oil, humidity and the city’s dirt and grime can clog up your pores and cause acne, so having a one-step, all-in-one, acne fighter on hand is a must for those surprise outbreaks. This small but potent acne aid is small enough to fit in any bag and even your pocket, it kills 99% of bacteria, and can be used either under or over your makeup.

Sun Bum SPF 30 Lip Balm – as far as sun protection goes, we tend to ignore the skin on our lips. Aloe and Vitamin E will moisturize your lips while SPF 30 will protects it from sun damage.

While we certainly have more products that are essential to summer survival, these are the ones we currently can’t leave the house without. We’d love to hear what products you’re loving this summer, so feel free to share your summer beauty favorites.

Tide OXI Open House hosted by HGTV Property Brother Jonathan Scott

Was there furniture or household items you threw away because they were dingy, stained, and seemed unsalvageable? Maybe it was a piece that’s been in the family for generations, a found/salvaged item, or maybe your household items were damaged or soiled by an unfortunate event like a flood or natural disaster. You’ll be happy to know that there is an effective and very affordable way to give new life to furniture that may seem lost, thanks to Tide’s newest and first multi-purpose cleaner – Tide OXI Multi-Purpose Stain Remover. That’s right, for this first time, Tide moves outside the laundry and brings the power of Tide to your entire household. so before you throw away that piece o furniture, why not just “#Tidethat. To introduce this amazing new launch, handsome and hilarious HGTV Property Brother Jonathan Scott, was on-hand to host and walk us through the Tide OXI open house which housed several found pieced brought back to life.

The powerful multi-purpose cleaner can be used in and out of the wash; use it as an additive with your detergent. or make a solution with water to use it almost anywhere around your home. Jonathan scoured the streets of New York and Craigslist ads to find some of the dirtiest household items people discarded and cleaned them up with the new multi-purpose cleaner, which can be used on over 225 surfaces, to show the true power of its stain removing power, to miraculous results.what gives Tide OXI its  powerful cleaning ability? An ingredient called NOBS, which works with peroxide to form peracid – a stronger form of bleach versus peroxide alone, resulting in stronger stain fighting power. Using this amazing product, Jonathan and the Tide team were able to give these items a through deep clean and rid them of dirt, grime and stains. The below photos pictures shows some of the items before they were cleaned:

We got a chance to speak with Jonathan Scott about some of the found furniture pieces and the money-saving benefits of using Tide OXI. Check out our brief interview below and some of the furniture and household items after the cleaning:



“If you plan on selling your home, make sure your home is spotless and immaculately cleaned, including the furniture, to optimize the staging experience,” Jonathan Scott advised. “Staging can increase the selling time and value of your home.” In his years of experience, Jonathan has seen homes sell for up to $20,000 more than the asking price when they staged well.

Jonathan also shared a few tips on how to revamp your home this summer without breaking the bank:

  • Prep Your Home: Even before meeting with a Realtor, get your house ready to sell. To increase the selling value of your home and even help it sell faster you’d be surprised the value that cleaning provides.
  • Restore Overly Used Surfaces: The kitchen is one of the messiest areas of the home subject to food and drink spills. Be armed to tackle a variety of kitchen messes with a multi-purpose cleaner that can clean everything from counters to floors and even kitchenware.
  • Look for Bargains in Unexpected Places: There’s no need to buy expensive furniture. Scour the internet and flea markets for used pieces to upcycle. Many items others find unusable just need a good cleaning with Tide OXI to experience a transformation.
  • Reuse Items from Last Season: Make your patio the talk of the neighborhood without spending a lot of money. Transform key pieces of furniture, such as patio furniture from old to “is that new?” with Tide OXI. Get into crevices and remove tough stains and dirt leftover from last year by giving cushions a good scrub with this terrific cleanser.

Our favorite transformation, besides the gorgeous antique lounge chair, are these black and white text tea cups, the before to after transformation is completely unbelievable. The tea cups look brand new and are a far cry from where they started

What makes the entire event more amazing is some of the items shown above were made available to the Habitat for Humanity Restore resale outlets, which sell new or gently used household items to raise funds to help create affordable housing. A 7.5 lb or 144 oz tub of Tide OXI Multi-Purpose Stain Remover retails for $12.99 and can be found in the laundry section in stores.