Friday, May 20, 2016

MAC Cosmetics introduces MAC Blue Nectar

MAC Blue Nectar
Inside the field of beautiful flowers, a perplexing plethora of people epitomizing blue ripe desire lies a woo of attraction with only the strongest strains of fixation and obsession over lipstick and animalistic desire. With an intriguing intoxicating essence you are not going to want to resist your instincts, as you are going to only want to let your blue nectar flow.

It is official, MAC Cosmetics is launching a brand new makeup collection consisting of 12 brand new lipsticks. The lipsticks will retail for $17 USD/$21 CAD. These lipsticks include:


 
Riot House, a light vivid orange (matte)

 
Barbecue, a vivid orange-red (matte)

 
Breathing Fire, a bright, warm fuchsia (matte)

 
Courting Seduction, a creamy pastel lavender (amplified)

 
Give In, a creamy natural pink (amplified)

 
Heroine, a bright purple (matte)

 
Intoxica, a bright raspberry red (matte)

 
Invite Intrigue a cool, bright fuchsia (matte)

 
Lured In, a mid-tone pastel purple (amplified)

 
Lust Extract, a deep royal purple (matte)

 
Ablaze, a bright apricot (matte)

 
Sweet Venom, an intense pink coral (matte)


With the launch of the new Blue Nectar collection, MAC Cosmetics is also releasing 6 new Plushglasses. The Plushglass will retail for $20 USD/$24 CAD. These Plushglasses include:

 
Fulfflilled, a full-blush creamy pink (cream)

 
Robust, a sheer bubblegum pink

 
In Abundance, a bright coral pink

 
Full For You, an ultra-cool pink with silver pearl (frost)

 
Ample Pink full, soft rose (cream)

 
Fashion Fanatic, a sheer baby pink

 
The Blue Nectar collection will be available online at MAC Cosmetics Thursday, June 2, 2016 and in-store Thursday, June 9, 2016 through Tuesday, June 21, 2016. #MACBlueNectar
 
For more updates on this collection and other collections by MAC Cosmetics, simply click here today.
 
The Blue Nectar collection will be available online Thursday, June 2, 2016 and in-store Thursday
June 9, 2016.
 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

PUR Cosmetics launches Glow Together Bronzing Powder for World Water Day

Over 20 years ago, the United Nations declared March 22nd as World Water Day. As a worldwide observance and opportunity to be inspired to take action, make a difference and spread the word about the importance of clean water, World Water Day honors life in more ways than one. Did you know that our bodies are made up of 50 to 65% of water? Did you know that almost 2 billion people alone drink unsafe water? Did you know that one billion people do not have access to improved sanitation? Did you know that over 70 percent of the planet consists of water? Amazing right? To read more, simply click here right now.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

NYFW February 2016 Schedule

New York Fashion Week is quite possibly the hottest fashion event on earth. Founded by Eleanor Lambert, this event alone is estimated to spend over $850 million every year. For the Fall and Winter collections 2016, New York Fashion Week (NYFW) will take place on Thursday, February 11th and will continue until Thursday, February 18th. So, what does this year's schedule look?

The day before Fashion Week, you can join Sachin & Babi at 10 am. For tickets to this particular event, email: tyson@sachinandbabi.com. Then, at 5 pm you can join Cristina Ruales.

On Thursday, February 11th the NYFW kicks off with the Nicholas K collection at The Dock at 9 am. Then, at 10 am BCBGMAXAZRIA demonstrates their Fall/Winter collection at The Arc. At 11 am join Kye at the Gallery. Erin Fetherston will be showing her collection followed by Jay Godfrey at 11 am at the Space. As the festivities continue for Thursday, at 3 pm Desigual will show their collection for the Fall and Winter 2016 collections at the Arc along with Helen Yarmak who is also showing her collection at 3 pm. Then, at 4 pm join Marissa Webb as she shows off her collection for Fall/Winter at the Gallery.

At 6 pm join NYFW for the Kids Rock! event at the Dock and then join Hanley at 7 pm at the Space. Marcel Ostertag at the Gallery along with Paul Penaranda will both be showing their collections at7 pm, as well. Join Go Red for Women at 8 pm at the Arc, as the first night of fashion week concludes with this show along with Yuna Yang at 8 pm.

Rise and shine on Friday, February 12th for Karigam at 9 am at the Space. At 10 am join Tadashi Shoji as he shows off his Fall/Winter collection at the Arc. Yigal Azrouel will be showing his collection at 11 am at the Gallery followed by Concept Korea at 12 pm at the Dock. With a few hours of break in between, join Cushnie et Ochs at 3 pm at the Gallery followed by Fashion Hong Kong at 4 pm at the Dock. Then at 4:30 pm join O'2nd as they show off their 2016 collection for Fall/Winter at the Space.

At 6 pm join Couture Fashion week along with Nicole Miller at the Gallery and PLY who both are having shows during the 6 pm time frame. Then, at 7 pm NYFW will be holding the Carol Galvin Foundation Women's Cancer Fundraising Gala. As the gala is happening, you can also join Francesca Liberatore as she shows off her Fall/Winter collection for 2016 at the Dock. Closing out night is Demoo Parkchoonmoo at 9 pm at the Gallery.

Starting off Saturday, February 13th at 10 am is Lacoste. Then, at 11 am Taoray Wang shows off her collection for Fall/Winter 2016 at the Dock. As the day continues, you can join Rebecca Minkoff at 12 pm as she shows off her latest collection for the Fall and Winter season of the year at the Gallery. Then, at 1 pm Herve Leger will be showing the collection at the Arc. At 2 pm join Son Jung Wan at the Dock followed by Leanne Marshall at 3 pm at the Gallery. At 5 pm join Alexander Wang. Then, at 6 pm join Baja East at the Dock. At 6:30 pm the pre-show event with FTL Moda and FWO. #IAmNYFW At 7 pm join Monique Lhuillier as she shows off her newest collection for the Fall and Winter season at the Arc. New York Fashion Week ends at 8 pm on Saturday with Altuzarra.

Sunday, February 14th kicks off with Tome at 9 am at the Dock. Then, at 12 pm join Asia Fashion Collection at 59 Chelsea Piers, Floor 2 followed by Derek Lam who is also hosting a show at 12 pm at the Gallery. At 12:30 pm join Rachel Zoe as she shows off her Fall/Winter collection for 2016 at the Space. Then, at 1 pm join Noon by Nor for NYFW festivities at the Dock. At 4 pm, Cesar Galindo Collection will be showing their latest. As fashion week continues in the big apple, join Diane Von Furstenberg 5 pm. At 5:30 pm join Runa Ray at the Space. At 6 pm join Jenny Packham as she shows off her latest and greatest at the Gallery. Then, at 7 pm join Prabal Gurung as he shows off his collection for Fall/Winter 2016 at the Arc. As the night continues, Vivienne Hu is also at 7 pm at 540 West 21st Street in the big apple. With quite a few hours in between, Couture Fashion Week concludes the day at 11:30 pm.

Fashion Week allows designers to show off their latest and greatest collections including individual pieces. As this week continues on Monday, February 15th, you can join The Row at 9 am. Then, at 10 am join Carolina Herrera as she shows off her Fall/Winter collection for 2016. As the day continues into the late morning, you can join Tommy Hilfiger at 11 am. At 12 pm, you can join Anna K as she shows off her newest collection along with Lela Rose who is also showing her latest collection at noon at the Gallery.

Then, at 1 pm join Thomas Wylde at the Dock followed by Jeremy Scott at 2 pm at the Arc. As NYFW continues, join Maiyet at 4 pm. As 6 pm reaches, you can join Reema Acra as they show off their fashion collection for the Fall and Winter season of 2016 at the Dock. As the hottest event in fashion continues, you can join FTL Moda 6:30 pm along with Libertine at 6:30 pm the Gallery. Then, at 7 pm join Vivienne Tam at the Arc. Finishing the day at 8 pm, join Rag & Bone as they show their collection for Fall/Winter 2016.

Tuesday, February 16th is a new dawn, a new day and a brand new life at this year's NYFW . Tory Burch kicks off the day at 9 am. Then, at 10 am join Badgley Mischka along with Chiara Boni La Petite who is also showing their collection at 10 am at the Dock. At 11 am, you can see Vera Wang and her newest collection for Fall/Winter 2016 at the Arc. Then, at 1 pm join Angel Sanchez at 148 West 37th Street. As the day continues, you can also join Hiromi Asai and Hiromi Asai & Kimono Artisan Kyoto at 1 pm at the Dock. What is happening at 2 pm? Join Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet at the Gallery. Also at 2 pm is Dennis Basso at the Arc.

As fashion week continues in the city that never sleeps, join Venexiana at 4 pm. Then, at 5 pm join Carmen Marc Valvo at the Arc followed by Amber Poiter at 5:30 pm. Also at 5:30 pm join Salinas at the Dock. Fashion Week Online VIP Lounge - Public Event is held at 6 pm. Also at 6 pm join Salinas as they show off their Fall/Winter 2016 collection. As the night continues, join Oscar de la Renta at 6:30 pm. Then, at 7 pm join Georgine as they show off their collection for the Fall and Winter season at the Gallery. What else is happening at 7 pm? The NYFW Fashion Charity Rising Stars Runway Show. As the night comes to an end, join The Art Institutes at 8:30 pm at the Arc followed by Kelsey Randall at 9 pm.

So, what is happening on Wednesday, February 17th? The day starts with Michael Kors at 10 am. Then, Xuly Bet at 11 am at the Gallery. Starting at 12 pm join Naeem Khan the Arc followed by Bibhu Mohapatra at 1 pm at the Dock. Then, at 2 pm join BOSS Women as they show their Fall/Winter collection for 2016. Also at 2 pm is Dan Liu at the Gallery. At 3 pm, join DKNY. Then, at 4 pm join Victorinox Installation. As NYFW continues join Jasmine Chong at 5 pm followed by Anna Sui at 6 pm at the Arc.

As Thursday, February 18th approaches, so do quite a few upcoming shows that are so exciting. So what is happening on the last day of fashion week? Join Ralph Lauren at 10 am at 550 Washington Street. Ralph Lauren is also having another show at 11 am at the same place. Then, join J. Mendel at 1 pm followed by Calvin Klein at 2 pm. Then, at 6 pm join Marc Jacobs. New York Fashion week concludes wtih The Blind Fashion show at 6 pm.

This year's sponsors include: Lexus, TRESemme, DHL, Maybelline, Aquafina, Fashion GPS, Intel, Papyrus, Getty Images and E! Pop of Culture. I will continue to update this information as more information is made readily available. For more information visit NYFW.com.

#NYFW
#FW16
#MBFW
#FashionWeek

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Victoria's Secret: Pink Citrus with Patchouli + Seafoam with Galaxy Grape

When it comes to fashion-forward bra and panty sets, Victoria's Secret has immensely evolved as a brand. Recently, the brand has featured an extensive selection of bra and panty sets including these new additions to the Very Sexy collection - Pink Citrus with Patchouli Lace (P49) and the Seafoam with Galaxy Grape Lace (18R).
 
The bras are different from the original Very Sexy push-up, as they offer a very sensual lace material which gives a more lingerie appeal. They are gorgeous and fit like the classic, but as stated they are made for lingerie purposes due to their lace material. Would I recommend these two bra and panty sets? Absolutely. For more information about Victoria's Secret, simply click here.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

January 2016: Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale Haul

 Recently, me and my amazing boyfriend Joe went shopping. About a week ago, we found ourselves at one of my favorite stores, Victoria's Secret. Victoria's Secret started their semi-annual sale early last week both online and in-store. I grabbed the Hottie Halter swimsuit in four different colors along with matching bottoms. The Hottie Halter tops were originally $54.50-$64.50 and I was able to get them for $19.99 each with an additional $3.99 savings, bringing down the price to $15.99. The Strappy Bottom was originally $24.50 each and I was able to get it for only $7.99. I was also able to get an additional $1.59 savings. So, the price was brought down to $6.39. The price of the Skimpy Bottom was originally $22.50 and I was able to get it for the bargain price of $7.99. Instead of paying $79-$89 for a bikini, only $22-$23 per set. Talk about an amazing savings.
 
Aside from those four bikini sets, I was able to find another bikini along with a Very Sexy bra and panty set that was marked down. I had my eyes set on this particular bra and after much contemplation, it made it's away into my shopping bag. The bra was only $31.99. Originally almost $60. The panties were on sale for $5.99. The original price is $18.50. The mesh bikini was another bargain find during the semi-annual sale, as I was able to get it for $9.99 for the top $4.99 for an addition savings of $1.99 and $.99, making the price only $11.98. The original price was over $40.
 
The Lace Halter Babydoll was not on sale, at least not at the time. These two colors caught my attention more so than the other colors, but I do love them. I made the mistake of getting a small which fits around, but does not fit the bust area. If you are a DD, you may want to think of getting a bigger size. I should have got a medium. The best time to get started shopping is now, as the semi-annual sale is one of the best times to shop. As Victoria's Secret makes room for their new inventory, they offer an array of amazing savings and incentives both online and in-store. #VSSemiAnnualSale


Monday, December 28, 2015

Givenchy Earrings

As quite a few of you already know, I love Nordstrom. It is an amazing place to shop and also eat. In case you haven't had the chance, you need to head to a Nordstrom nearest you so you can enjoy an amazing lunch at one of their cafes.
 
My amazing boyfriend Joe is always surprising me and this holiday, he went all out. One of the things he bought me were these gorgeous Givenchy earrings from Nordstrom.
 
I fell in love with these earrings the moment I saw them. They are stunning yet simple and are in my element. I also love the gold shade, as gold is one of the most universal colors ever and works all year round.
 
Also I want to let you know that checked the site and from my understanding they are still there, only marked down. Shopping is always fun, but if you are looking to save money, the best times to shop are after Thanksgiving (the beginning of the countdown to Christmas), a few days before Christmas and after Christmas. It's officially 4 days after Christmas, so you just may want to check out Nordstrom when you get the chance. Just click here to visit the site now.

Victoria's Secret: Rose Foil + Neon Hot Pink

My amazing boyfriend Joe goes above and beyond when it comes to surprising me with gifts. Especially those little gems from one of my favorite stores, Victoria's Secret. I was only a child when I first discovered Victoria's Secret and back then, the brand was different. And although it has always been a great brand, it has evolved immensely since then.

Everything is intensified now. Back then, they had an array of beautiful styles, but it wasn't original let alone different than what you could find in your nearest department store. Now, they have unique things that you cannot find other places that in short, stand out.
 
The Very Sexy in the Rose Foil (which you can find here) and in the Neon Hot Pink (which you can grab here) are stunning. The colors really embody romance at it's finest and are the perfect dynamic duo to wear during the holidays, including Valentine's Day which is approaching us soon. My boo said he loved these colors hence why he got them for me for Christmas.
 
Remember, today is the start of their semi-annual sale online so you can expect to save up to 60% off, sometimes more. The deals are endless and this is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of them considering the brand is offering free shipping when you spend $50 on clothing or $100 or more on your entire purchase. To get started shopping at Victoria's Secret, just click here.

Victoria's Secret: Love Red Lace with Nude Illusion Embellished + Silver Foil

Do you know what today is? Today is Victoria's Secret's semi-annual sale online. Not sure when it is suppose to happen in-stores, but I think if you tweet @VictoriasSecret you could probably find out when. I am a huge fan of Victoria's Secret. I don't care what anyone says, I love their bras. My favorite collections are both the Very Sexy and the Dream Angels; however, for Christmas this year my boo bought me a lot of bra and panty sets from the Very Sexy line.
The two new additions include the Very Sexy in both the Love Red Lace with Nude Illusion Embellished and in the Silver Foil. You grab these two gems both here. The matching thongs really make me love and appreciate these stunning VS additions even more so. Absolutely gorgeous and look even more beautiful in person than in the photos.
 
To get started shopping at Victoria's Secret just click here right now.

Victoria's Secret: Ivory Embellished

 
As many of you already know, I love shopping at Victoria's Secret. I love everything from the bra and panty sets to the underwear (bikini, cheekini, brief, hipster, thong, G-string, etc.) to the pajamas and lounge wear to even their beauty products including their fragrances. Recently, I have also garnered a liking towards their swimwear along with their athletic (or sport line). Last year, I was very proud of my bikini purchase, as earlier this year I was very proud of my sports bra and matching pant purchase, so of course when my boo asked me what I wanted for Christmas, one of the first things I said to him was "Victoria's Secret".

I don't know a single woman who would turn down Victoria's Secret, as the brand has evolved and offers an extensive selection of bras, panties, lingerie, sleep, beauty, swim, sport and clothing. They also offer and individual PINK line and an array of ongoing clearance. Every time I go into a store or look at the official website, I am like a kid in a candy store.

One of my very first choices was the Very Sexy push-up in Ivory Embellished. The matching thong of course is gorgeous too. Included with the purchase was this beautiful yet quite chic and simple backpack kind of bag. I really enjoy Victoria's Secret's gift with purchases (or GWPs) because they offer a great selection quite often. I am so happy I grabbed this bra and panty set while I did, as I looked on the website today and it is sold out. I am unsure if they are still offering it for sale or if you have to shop via catalog to find it or if they are going to include it in their semi-annual sale which started at 3 am this morning on the website.

If you are looking to shop at Victoria's Secret, I suggest heading to the official website today, as they just started their semi-annual sale this morning. You can save a lot of money. If you make any clothing purchases of $50 or more, you can receive free shipping. And if you spend $100 or more, you can receive free shipping on your purchases too. I am unsure when the semi-annual starts offline (or in-store) but I am sure you can ask one of the representatives on the site, as they offer online chat. You can also tweet them @VictoriasSecret and ask them when it starts in-store.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Holidays 2015: Desert Essence

Desert Essence oil blends
Founded over 30 years ago (1978 to be exact) Desert Essence is one of the most popular organic beauty brands in the world today. As a cruelty-free beauty brand, all over their products are 100% vegetarian. As the entire organics line is vegan-friendly, some of their beeswax and honey ingredient essentials are not vegan. When I first discovered this brand, I guess you could say that I fell in love with almost everything from it. With everything from skin care to hair care and more, they are evolving.
 
In fact, as the brand continues to grow there is a lot to discover and experience. Some of my favorites from the Desert Essence brand include:
 
These three essentials literally remind of Italian ice. You know, the kind that smells like limoncello? If you love a fresh lemon scent that is not overpowering, this is the one. I don't know what it is, but I have been obsessed with lemon lately.
 
If you are a chai lover like myself, you will appreciate the gourmand notes in this hand and body lotion. As moisturizing as this product is, the scent leaves a lot to love and appreciate. If you love chai, it's simple - you will love this amazing Desert Essence addition.
 
This has a nice gourmand smell that one can really appreciate, especially if you enjoy a unique fusion of a creamy fruity fragrance with a plethora of warm notes. If you love coconuts and enjoy a good coconut cream that smells uniquely fresh, this is the one.
 
If you can appreciate a spicy Fall scent that embodies true tradition, this hand cream is definitely one you will not only love, but appreciate. I discovered this beauty essential this year and have been quite a fan ever since.
 
 
What makes the above essentials different from other brands? They are organic and certified organic. This means that there are no artificial ingredients and nothing is lab created. So, what you are using is free of everything from parabens to sulfates to phthalates to synthetic chemicals and dyes and much more.
 
When it comes to stocking stuffers, I love virtually everything that I can take on a plane. When you travel often or are constantly on-the-go, it is important to have those little travel sized essentials always on hand. Some of my favorite travel size essentials include:
 
 
Whether you are looking to discover beautiful skin in the most natural yet effective way possible or simply looking to give back, you can do so when you purchase any of Desert Essence's Oil Blends. Every time you purchase one, Desert Essence will donate 1% to the Plan International USA 'Because I am a Girl' initiative. Amazing right?
 
The oil blends include:
 
When it comes this dynamic duo, the results are ultimately divine. This oil will hydrate even the driest of skin and hair, making it one of the best ever. This is also amazing to use for oil pulling. Great for every area including your face, your hair, your body, your teeth and more.
 
As this terrific trio of blended oils works generously to hydrate the skin, it also works to soften skin and renew the skin too. It also works as a natural toner and makes an outstanding protector. This is amazing for every part of your body, especially your face, your body and your hair.
 
This outstanding beauty essentials offers an array of benefits. Whether you are searching to protect your skin from various forms of DNA damage, including environmental stressors such as pollution, smoke or anything that can harm the skin; this trio also works to prevent and repair your skin too. Infused with a variety of nutrients, this is great for the face, the body, the hands, the nails and the hair.
 
With every purchase one of these oil blends, you are supporting an amazing organization. Check out other oils from the line hereTo visit Desert Essence, simply click here right now. Happy Holidays!

Holiday Hair Hacks from TRESemmé

TRESemmé offers some of the greatest
hair care essentials in the world today.
TRESemmé is a world-renowned hair care brand that can be found in virtually every drugstore across America. Started in the late 40s (1947 to be exact). After being part of the Godefroy Manufacturing company for many years, TRESemmé was purchased a little over two decades in 1968 by Alberto-Culver. With the intent to distribute only to salons, TRESemmé eventually became an Unilever brand. With everything from shampoos and conditioners to an array of styling products, this amazing hair brand is the official sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
 
For the holidays TRESemmé has shared various ways to keep your hair very merry and bright during the holiday season. So, what are they?
 
Suffering from dry hair? No problem. Just wash and condition your hair with the TRESemmé Moisture Rich Shampoo followed by the TRESemmé Moisture Rich Conditioner. The Moisture Rich line offers targeted hydration which works to restore hair from root-to-tip.
 
Looking to protect your hair? Simply use the TRESemmé Thermal Creations Mousse for the ultimate blow out experience. Heat can do a lot to hair; however, you should never feel guilty about blow drying your hair let alone straightening or curling it. Another amazing product is the TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray. By adding these products into your life, you achieve results without ruining your hair.
 
Is your hair frizzy? Are you searching for smooth hair? Just apply the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Smoothing Crème Serum. As the ultimate treatment, this is a real gift for your hair so expect nothing short of amazing.
 
Looking for a chic yet very sleek style? Simply apply the TRESemmé Extra Firm Gel. Not only will this hair care styling essential keep your hair in place, but it will create a very chic yet sleek style without weighing the hair down.
 
Suffering from static? No Problem. Just take the TRESemmé Climate Control Hair Spray and style your hair a spritz of this incredible styling product and addition to TRESemmé. The cold weather can really counteract with your style in more ways than one. The last thing you want is for your hair to turn into a dryer sheet this holiday season.
 
Do you want to bring some holiday cheer to your hair this season? Simply grab the TRESemmé Fresh Start Voluminizing Shampoo Dry Shampoo and spray your hair. It is the perfect pick-me-up for those of you looking for volume and also those of you looking to combat oil this holiday.
 
Happy Holidays!