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Holiday Beauty News: The Makeup Show Makeup Shop Returns to NYC

We’ve always loved getting products as gifts, but as we get older, we find receiving experiences and fun activities as gifts to be exceptionally wonderful and meaningful. As a beauty lover, we’re excited about the receiving the combination of the two, as will the beauty lover on your holiday gift list. Just in time for the holiday season, The Makeup Show will once again host their highly anticipated beauty sale and experience, The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC, on December 16th and 17th!

This luxury beauty sale, a makeup addict’s dream, which is usually only available to industry pros, is now open to the public. This anticipated beauty sale makes an amazing gift idea for anyone who loves makeup. Not only does The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC offer steep discounts and sample sale prices, it also offers amazing and free beauty seminars and hands-on workshops. What beauty addict wouldn’t love that experience! This is definitely a sale you won’t want to miss because you can also stock up on last minute holiday shopping or sneak a gift in for yourself!

Many of your favorite and most respected makeup and beauty brands are participating in The Makeup Show Makeup Shop, including MAKE UP FOR EVER, Kevyn Aucoin, Frends Beauty Supply, and many more. This year, there are several new brands joining the shop including, Hourglass Cosmetics, Guerlain, Malin+Goetz, Dr. Brandt, Smith Cosmetics, Menaji, Rebels and Outlaws, Blot Beauty, Kenia Ontiveros Beauty, and ACHI.

Not only is this an amazing sale, but it’s also going to be an entertaining one too! Guests will be able to sip on cocktails, meet with their favorite brands, influencers, and artists, and learn from some of the best in the industry by attending the seminars and hands-on workshops.

These complimentary seminars are usually only offered to pro artists, but for this rare weekend, they are open to everyone attending The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC. Whether you want to learn the tips and tricks on how to create that statement eye or lip to multidimensional makeup, these industry pro sessions are perfect for any aspiring makeup artist or someone who just wants to brush up on their makeup skills. Learn these tips from legendary artists like James Vincent, Nicholas Lujan, Siam Richards, and Danessa Myricks.

The Makeup Show Makeup Shop NYC will be held on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 from 10 am to 5:30 pm and on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 from 11 am to 5 pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th Street, New York, NY. Tickets are $25 each day or $40 dollars for two days and are available for purchase now.

#GivingTuesday: Virgin Mobile Gives Back this Holiday Season

While all of us are still enjoying multiple servings of Thanksgiving dinner, many of you will venture out to partake in Black Friday sales. Others will opt to stay home and enjoy the Cyber Monday sales. Whichever way you choose to save, we hope you’ll also be participating in  #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday begins and celebrates the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Sometimes your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping helps you to easily give back. A great example of this is the red-hot deal mobile pioneer, Virgin Mobile USA announced. Virgin Mobile announced they are giving $200 to new members, and they will donate 200 Meals to Feeding America.

From 12 a.m. on Black Friday (Nov. 24) through 11:59 p.m. on Cyber Monday (Nov. 27), Virgin Mobile is offering a $200 Visa prepaid card plus six months of wireless service with unlimited talk, text, and data for only $6 ($1 per month) when you join the Inner Circle by Virgin Mobile. Plus, in advance of #GivingTuesday, Virgin Mobile will help fight hunger in the United States by donating support for 200 meals to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization that provides food and groceries to more than 46 million people, for every person who joins the Inner Circle. This special, limited-time, web-only offer is only available at Virgin Mobile USA and is a great way to help feed those who are less fortunate. Virgin Mobile has already committed to donating more than 1.6 million meals through 2018 to Feeding America.

In a time when staying connected is essential, and sticking to a budget, even with gift giving, is a must, this amazing deal offers the best of both worlds. Plus the added benefit of doing something you can feel great about. Will you be taking advantage of this wonderful deal? How will you be helping those less fortunate on #GivingTuesday?

New Year, New Style with Burlington’s Holiday Collection

We are officially into the new year, and it has us thinking what our 2017 wardrobe should be. Will our style be evolving? Will our budget allow for the new items we seek? We know we definitely want to be stylish, comfortable, and of course, effortlessly chic. With the wonderful and very affordable fashion options from Burlington’s holiday collection, we are sure to achieve our style goals. This season Burlington offers classic and key on-trend pieces that will definitely make 2017 your most stylish year yet. Take a look at some of our favorite items from Burlington’s holiday collection.

Whether you’re celebrating a new job, a new body or a new outlook on life, Burlington has the women’s fashion you’re looking for. Fall in love with the remarkably low prices of the “perfect for work” dresses and blouses, the billowy maxi skirts (we’re head over heels in love with the gorgeous printed maxi skirt featured above; amazing at only $16.99), trendsetting ponchos (like the black and white plaid poncho sweater for $19.99), cool sweaters and jackets (we love the Bomber Jacket with shirred sleeves, so affordable at $24.99), and activewear options. We also have the Sleeveless Sweater (available for $29.99), and the Denim Lace-Up Top for $21.99 on our wish list.

Want to keep your look casual and cool for 2017? Burlington’s holiday collection also boasts denim in just about every silhouette, wash, and length, great seasonal jackets, vests, and coats to keep you warm and stylish during these cold months, tops that are great for wearing alone or layering, and to die for accessories. And because these items are at Burlington, you know they’re all budget-friendly. There’s no fear of being broke in 2017 with their wonderfully low prices.

For those of you ladies planning on adding several memorable nights out on the town, you’ll love the above social dress styles like the Shimmering Cold Shoulder Dress, and the black and gold Body Con Dress, both $29.99 each. Dazzle everyone when you step out in these glitzy dresses from Burlington.

Do you love what Burlington has to offer for this season? Any favorite pieces from this collection? Have you scored a great find at Burlington? We’d love to hear. Share your thoughts in our comments below.

 

SHOPPING NYC: PONO Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale

The holidays are almost right around the corner, which means it’s just about that time to start getting your gift ideas ready and taking advantage of sample sales. One great upcoming sample sale is the annual PONO Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale. The luxury jewelry brand is offering many of their stunning pieces at 50-80% off their regular prices, plus many of their accessories are limited edition, one-of-a-kind pieces.

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You have ten days to grab as many gifts as you can for the special women on your holiday list at the PONO Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale. Expect to see rows and rows of exquisite beautiful jewelry at amazingly affordable prices, did we already mention the sale is 50-80% off?

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The best part, while shopping for these beautiful pieces (some of which you can see above), you can chat with PONO Jewelry designer Joan Goodman and learn all about the things that make PONO so wonderful. You’ll be left in awe as you drool over the PONO Sunstone Angle Bracelet, now only $30.00, down from $60.00; or the magnificent Many Moons Resin Necklace originally $440.00,  now a steal at $180.00; why not go for gold with the Crescent Moon Resin Choker, now wonderfully available at $75.00, down from the original price of $215.00; or make a “great taste” statement with the Egyptian-inspired Sophia Resin Choker, originally $385.00, but can now be yours for $200.00. If that’s not enough, the PONO Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale promises lots of arm candy with their bracelet stacks at their bangle bar where 10 bracelets are on sale for $50.00 (that’s $5.00 per bracelet). These bracelet stacks normally retail for $250.00, so you know this deal is amazing.

The PONO Holiday jewelry Sample Sale will be held at 347 W 36th St. suite 405, between Eighth and Ninth Aves, Monday, Nov 28th until Wednesday, Dec 7th (the location is closed on Sunday), from 9am to 6pm. For more info on the sale, contact PONO at 212-216-0044 or log on to www.ponobyjoangoodman.com.

Shopping NYC: Creeds Collective Charity Gift Emporium Pop-Up

We’re so excited to share another holiday pop-up shop that has a charity connection. Starting tomorrow, December 11th, Creeds Collective returns for another year of charity-supporting shopping fun when it opens its doors for a 3-day stint at the Redbird Gallery space, located at 72 Gansevoort Street in NYC’s Meatpacking District. For the 2nd time, this charitable holiday gift emporium will feature men’s and women’s brands across accessories, beauty, grooming, home, food and wellness products with 100% of the pop-up profits to be donated to charity.

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Along with the fabulous offerings, the Creeds Collective Charity Gift Emporium Pop-Up will also offer an in-house barber shop and beauty lounge. Creeds Collective will showcase 45+ brands with prices ranging from $5.00 to $750.00 at the 4000 square foot Redbird Gallery space. Some of these brands include Wholestory handcrafted hammocks, a company that builds a home for a family in need for every 100 hammocks sold; Conscious Step, an apparel organization that raises money and awareness for important causes through the production and sale of organic cotton men’s socks; Mestiza NY an ornate and exotic women’s cocktail line that partners with the Habi Foundation, with a percentage of sales allocated to employ women in the Philippines to weave textiles.

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For those of you who prefer to gift something home-grown, the pop-up shop will offer multiple MADE IN NYC brands like Carolyn Colby Handmade Jewelry, Sasha Essentials skincare for men and women, and CFDA Fashion Incubator participant, A Peace Treaty, whose caftans, capes and more, are designed in NYC and handmade globally.

Creeds Collective even gives you a place to relax if you break from holiday shopping. head over to their Don’t Peak Parlor, a small getaway lounge where you can sit, sip a cocktail, charge your phone, and even recline and relax. It’s Creed’s “Give Back & Relax” mantra at its best.

Head over to the Creeds Collective Charity Gift Emporium Pop-Up on December 11th, 12th, and 13th from 10 AM – 8 PM to shop for great gifts and support a great cause.

Holiday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Artisan Jewelry Lovers

We’re always on the hunt for gifts that are extra special, not because they’re the most expensive, but because the people we are gifting will really love what they receive. As the holiday and gifting season draws near, we’re finding that people are really interested in getting gifts that celebrate the likes, style, and personalities of their friends and family. Today we share gift ideas for those who love supporting small business, jewelry lovers, and artisan supporters with connections to a few celebrities. If any of these sound like someone in your life, keep reading on to find out about the giftable products from the Artisan Group. Let’s get ready for some wonderful gift ideas for Artisan jewelry lovers.

NECKLACES

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  1. Sassy Belle Wares Funky Fashion – Dress Form Necklace: fans of Vampire Diaries, Law & Order: SVU and Parenthood may recognize some of this designer’s jewelry unique jewelry pieces on their favorite characters. This particular necklace boasts a statement wood pendant and Czech glass beads in black, gold, and silver. Retail price: $40.00
  2. Hope Anchored Designs Gold Bar & Ruby Necklace: this minimalist style, hammered gold bar necklace features two gorgeous rubies and is one of many pieces inspired by the designer’s love of travel, culture, and gemstones. With many bracelets gracing the wrists of several celebrities, you can’t go wrong with this designer. Retail: $84.99
  3. A Bead in time Jewelry Wire Spiral Beaded Necklace: you’ll love this unique handcrafted necklace made from metal, wire, and beads. Everything is handmade by designer Dale Ellison, who geometrically cuts and hammers sheet metal before she begins beading. Retail: Contact shop owner
  4. Bare and Me Necklace: if the “ampersand” symbol has a special place in your heart, you’ll love the jewelry from Bare and me. We love the simplicity of this dainty, hardwired necklace, which is available in 20 gage beaded wire in 14K GF or Sterling Silver. Retail: Contact shop owner
  5. Susi d. Jewelry Horseshoe Layering Necklace – who doesn’t need a bit of luck in their lives….we certainly could use some. This simple, yet stylish, hammered horseshoe necklace boasts an understated elegance that compliments everything. It is available in sterling silver, 14k gold filled, rose gold filled. Retail $36.00

EARRINGS

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  1. Hippie Chick Jewelry Flight of the Dragonfly Earrings: when we think of dragonflies, we think of the elegance and grace with which they flitter about, a characteristic that is perfectly captured in these gorgeous earrings. Featuring natural brass, painted lampwork beads, and Swarovski crystals, these stunners will capture the heart as well as the eye. Retail $34.00.
  2. Helen’s Adornments Sterling Silver Earrings with Tear Drop Links: lampwork glass beads, Sterling Silver tear drop links, and Sterling Silver Ear Wires combine to create these beautifully delicate earrings, a modern classic to soften any hard edge look. Retail $39.50.

BRACELETS

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  1. Horse Feathers Follow Your Arrow Silk Wrap Bracelet: when you need a bit of empowering, look no further than your wrist at this hand sculpted from reclaimed fine silver and hand dyed silk wrap bracelet for some positivity. Available in a variety of silk wrap colors, this makes a great gift for any stylish bohemian. Retail $51.00
  2. Hole in Her Stocking Black Champagne Boho Wrap Bracelet: a lovely wraparound bracelet made of black glass beads and champagne metallic seed beads strung on silver toned memory wire. Retail $20.00

PINS AND HAIR ACCESSORIES

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  1. The Glossatteer Vintage 35mm Slide Pin: Not every piece of  jewelry has to be made from traditional materials. The Glossatteer’s transparencies collection of very cool jewelry, like the above pin, is made from 35mm slides, vintage negatives, and model train figures. A wonderfully unique gift for someone on your list. Retail $30.00
  2. Raven Boutique Pink Flower Hair Clip:  that super stylish person on your list will love this eye-catching hair clip. Boasting soft, satiny chiffon flower petals, sparkling stones, and curly Ostrich feathers, this stunning headpiece will make any  outfit perfect in every way.  Retail $20.00

Any fan of unique and special accessories or artisan jewelry lovers will adore these pieces we’ve highlighted, you may even find yourself falling in love with a few for yourself. We advise you to check them all out, you won’t be disappointed. Happy holiday shopping!!

 

Holiday Fashion Essentials & Gifts for Her from Burlington

You can’t deny that the holiday season can have you at odds with your budget. With money spent on gifts for friends and family, your holiday feast, decorations, etc, there’s hardly anything left over to spend on a great holiday wardrobe for yourself. Thanks to Burlington, you won’t have to sacrifice style or your favorite designer labels, just to fit your holiday budget.

Keep your chic style all season long with these great head to toe looks. Burlington has looks for every hot style trend this season, whether your signature holiday style is luxe bohemian, embracing winter with Alpine-inspired fashion, 60’s mod, dark romantic silhouettes, or rocker chic, you will find what you’re looking for, and more at Burlington.

Say goodbye to fighting with your budget this season and hello to exceptional style, and great holiday gift ideas that your loved ones will praise you for.

We have our eyes on their great accessory offerings as well. There is a treasure trove of great finds in the Burlington accessories department. We are completely smitten with the uber-feminine, pink pearl clutch, the stunning rose gold watches, the collection of stylish footwear, and cozy knit accessories.

We can’t help but be excited about what we’ve seeing this holiday at Burlington, and so is our budget. What’s your budget telling you?

Shopping NYC: Leg Resource 2014 Holiday Sample Sale

We know you’ve been patiently waiting for this amazing annual legwear sample sale and we’re happy to share the details and dates. Yes ladies, it’s time again for the Leg Resource 2014 Holiday Sample Sale where you can get your hands on…eh…legs in designer leggings, hosiery, socks, etc for women and children (plus size legwear is available as well), and socks for men. The CASH ONLY sale runs for four days and is at a new location this year. Check out the flyer below for all details

The Holiday Sample Sale will be held from Monday, December 15th thru Friday, December 19, at 29 W. 36th St., 8th Floor, between 5th Ave and 6th Ave. Call (212) 736-4574 for more information and to add your name to the list. Happy Shopping ladies