Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and I purchased the ticket to this event
Happy Summer y’all! I finally have a little time to catch up on my blogging, and I wanted to start by sharing my experience at Beautycon NYC. I went back to Beautycon this Spring, so in case you’re interested in checking it out, you’ll have to wait until next year. However, if you’re in California, BeautyconLA is happening on August 10th and 11th!
One of the first booths I stopped at was a hairstyling one. I always wanted to try extensions, so I did and I loved the transformation! Needless to say, I purchased them, although they were highly discounted!
Once my hair style changed, I had to stop to get some hair products. Fortunately the Verb booth was around the corner! In addition to receiving a free canvas bag and Ghost oil sample, there was a sale going on, so I decided to give their shampoo and conditioner a try! They also had this fun tub set up for photo ops!
Bioderma was another brand I was excited to see at Beautycon! I had been meaning to try their cleansing products. I bough a 2 pack of makeup remover wipes for $14.90, and I received a free travel micellar cleansing water with the purchase of a large one. They were also giving out samples of their face cleanser. (See picture below)
Disclaimer: I received the products featured in this blog complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes
Hi everyone! This summer I was one of the lucky people chosen by Influenster to review the Hourglasss Vanish Seamless Foundation Sitck & Brush set!
I’ve never used a stick foundation before, so I was very excited – and a little nervous- to try this! The appearance of the product alone is beautiful (see pictures below) and it received rave reviews on Sephora, but of course I had to test it and see for myself if it really lived up to its reputation.
Dislaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Hello lovelies! Summer is in full swing, which means we have to plan weather appropriate outfits for beach getaways, weddings, outdoor concerts and other events and/or gatherings. So many clothes, so little time! When it comes to my summer style, I try to keep it simple, a little sassy and fun! I try to find pieces that are chic and on-trend, but also comfortable and easy. Below are three outfits I’ve worn for different occasions, listed by event type and trend. For more information about the individual pieces, please read the captions and check out the online shopping links below. As always, thank you for following and enjoy!
For those of you who are new to the brand, Alterre is an innovative shoes brand that was created by two women here in New York City. Alterre shoes are 2-in-1, which means they have interchangeable heels and straps, so you can create multiple styles (up to 125 combinations!) just by changing the straps.Furthermore, they have padded insoles and are made in Brazil with genuine leather. For more information about the brand, you can visit their website: www.alterreny.com or read my previous post here: Alterre Shoes Holiday Giveaway!
Happy Spring everyone! After taking a short break from blogging, I’m back today with my review of Make Beauty. I was one of the lucky bloggers selected to review two of their products. Before I get into my review, I’d like to share some information about the brand.
Make Beauty is a hypoallergenic beauty and skincare brand and all their products are made in NYC. Here is a description of what this beauty company does:
“We develop products to spark your own irresistible desire to create. Professionally formulated but user friendly, every product is designed for personal experimentation –wear wet or dry, alone or layered, subtle or super-pigmented. The collections for lips,eyes, cheeks and skin offer rich formulations and rare palettes for an unconstrained range of colors, finishes and textures. Whether the look is a perfect no-makeup makeup or modern minimal alongside a more pigmented finish is entirely up to you.”
Hi there! While we are only a couple of weeks away from Spring, it’s still cold here on the East Coast -well, some days anyway, it’s been a crazy Winter! With the cold comes dry skin, which means I’m in desperate need for hydrating skincare products. I was one of the lucky people selected to try a hydrating skincare line by a new company called Valentia. The timing could not have been more perfect!
Valentia was the Roman Goddess of healing and she relied on what nature provided to heel the citizens of Umbria. She would help farmers heel their damaged skin from the sun with natural ingredients, such as berries and herbs. Similarly to the goddess that inspired it, the Valentia skincare company uses natural ingredients that can help repair sun and wind damage, and prevent wrinkles and dark spots (paraphrased from http://www.valentia.com/pages/about-us).
I received two products for testing: the Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask and the True Glow Eye Cream. I tested both of them for about 2-3 weeks. I’m going to review the hydrating mask first.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.
As many of you know, fashion week just ended here in NYC. This year I had the pleasure and honor of attending the Zac Posen Fall/Winter 2016 show at Spring Studios in Tribeca. This was a fan moment for me, since he is not only one of my favorite designers, but also one of my favorite judges on Project Runway.
“For this collection, I had in mind the incredible journey of Princess Elizabeth of Toro who gained a level of fame around the world in the 1960s for her kind nature, stunning appearance, and exceptional intellect.” -Zac Posen
Mr. Posen’s quote explains where the inspiration for this beautiful, elegant and versatile collection originated. Princess Elizabeth of Toro was the first black woman to get a spread in Vogue Magazine and one of the first few female attorneys in East, Central and Southern Africa. (source: http://biography.yourdictionary.com/elizabeth-bagaaya-nyabongo-of-toro). Given the inspiration, Zac Posen decided to cast a majority of of black models for this runway show, which is still rare in the fashion world.
Now onto my report of the runway show. While I anxiously waited for the show to begin, I was able to spot some celebrities, such as Katie Holmes, Carla Gugino, Nina Garcia (also from Project Runway), Coco Rocha, Jennifer Hudson and Miss J Alexander Runway Coach Diva Extraordinaire (you may remember him from ANTM).
Happy Valentine’s Day! If you have been in a relationship for a while and are no longer an amateur, you may be the type of person (like me) who likes to make “suggestions” for Valentine’s Day gifts. Or maybe you use Valentine’s Day as en excuse to treat yourself (also like me), a girlfriend or family member, but you can’t make up your mind. Here are some last minute gift ideas for the beauty & fashion lover in your life (again- that might be you!), that hopefully will inspire you.
Too Faced Blush & Bronzer set. Retails on http://www.sephora.com for $25. It comes in a cute little box and it includes: 2 Love Flush Long Lasting 16 Hour blushes (Love Hangover and Justify My Love), 2 bronzers (1 natural, 1 medium/deep) and a brush.
I don’t about you, but I’m always searching for an affordable, natural eye cream that works. Fortunately, I was selected to test the derma e Firming DMAE Eye Lift! With this cold weather, it was perfect timing since my skin gets very dry.
Before I get into my review, here is some background information about this California based company.
In 1984 Linda Miles, co-founder of derma e, stated that “One day, mainstream skincare formulas will look like the healthy formulas we make today.” At the time, people didn’t consider how their internal health affected their outward appearance. And, nobody understood that what you put on your skin matters too. However, derma e® pushed skincare forward in a new direction by fusing powerful vitamins and plants together with modern science, and the results are that derma e® built a passionate following in the natural products industry and beyond, always aspiring to make highly effective, premium skincare formulas but with cruelty-free green chemistry.
Hello everyone! I hope that you’re all having a lovely holiday season with your loved ones. As we approach the end of the year, we want to look our best for the New Years festivities! This includes having fabulous eyebrows! If you’re thinking that you often ignore your eyebrows like I do, you are not alone. I’ve been searching for a product that can make my eyebrows look like a Billion Dollars in a short amount of time, and I finally found it! Billion Dollar Brows is the solution to my eyebrow drama.
I received the following two products to review: 60 Seconds to Beautiful Brows and the Best Sellers Kit.