Posts Written On February 2014

Bliss Fabulips ‘Pout’-o-Matic

WHAT:  Want to make a statement with your smile?  Let MAKE UP FOR EVER and Bliss help you perfect your pout and define your lip style!  Pucker up to a complimentary spa treatment for your lips with the NEW Bliss Fabulips ‘Pout’-o-Matic, the must-have beauty tool for women who must have beautiful lips.  Then meet with a MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist for a personalized lip lesson including a color consultation to help shade match you in your signature lip shade!

Spring is just around the corner, and it’s time to bring your lips out of hibernation!  There’s nothing worse than dry, flaky lips—a beauty woe that causes discomfort on multiple levels, from the way we look to the way we feel.  Let a Bliss specialist revitalize and rejuvenate your lips with the Fabulips ‘Pout’-o-Matic, a spa-powered lip-perfecting tool.

Once your lips are polished to perfection, it’s time to choose your signature shade from the MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist collection that boasts over 100 long-wearing shades available in matte, pearly and satin finishes.  Finish off your appointment with a MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist, who will teach you a 3 step lip lining technique that’ll forever change your lipstick routine.  

 WHEN:  Saturday, March 1st: 12:00 – 6:00pm

WHERE: MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique in Sephora 555 Broadway New York, NY 10012

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@DarkandLovely Giveaway

Dark and Lovely recently launched their Au Naturale anti-breakage line at No 8 in Chelsea.  The recipe for the entire line is designed for longer, thriving hair. It is made with Guarana Root and Honey. For any Dry and Damaged hair, this is your perfect remedy!  With food and drink specially designed by Chef Roble, we all went home with products to try and a pair of Cognac glasses and a fab recipe.

Here is the recipe below:

Hey Honey (Cocktail)

1 oz cognac, 2oz pineapple juice, 1 1/2 tsp honey, 1 1/2 tbsp ginger simple syrup, 1/2 tbsp simple syrup and 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice. Mix and garnish with pomegranate seeds!

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IMG_5998To win the whole Dark and Lovely new Au Naturale Collection

1. Like Dark and Lovely on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/darkandlovely

2. Tweet @Heydoyou and @Darkandlovely “Hey Honey, I was amazing hair”

Good luck!

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Event LOVE: #BlendSomethingFamous with @thefamousgrouse

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We were recently invited to challenge our taste buds, and all of our senses in a fierce competition to recreate Scotland’s finest blended Scotch Whisky, all in the hopes of being crowned the “Master Blender.” The Famous Grouse treated us to an intimate creative tasting and blending session led by Brand Ambassador Marc Laverdiere at The Caledonian on College Street.

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Armed with nothing but our palates, noses and half a dozen unidentified Scotch Whiskies, we had to recreate  the complex and beloved profile of the Famous Grouse. It was definitely a fun experience, Marc was as helpful as he could be, but let me tell you recreating The Famous Grouse Whisky is quite the challenge!

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So did I bring Fame or Shame to Scotland’s most loved Scotch Whisky? I’d like to say I did an awesome job… I didn’t win, but if you ask me my creation tasted exactly like it… kinda. I’m not a Whisky drinker (I know I say this all the time), so I’m always afraid and excited when I’m invited to an event that involves me drinking Whisky, but I was given some great advice by one of the attendees who say to drink a different Whisky everyday and I’ll definitely find one that I like…I’m not sure how good that’ll be for me in the long run… hmmmmm.

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After we were done recreating or rather attempting to recreate the Famous Grouse Whisky, we were treated to a lovely dinner of smoked salmon and these AMAZING potatoes, Scotch Eggs (which I loooove) and another Whisky tasting. We definitely ate, drank and were very merry, and we also learned a great deal about Scotch! It was a great night 🙂

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Thank you for inviting us!

Bella

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So Oscar Ready with @Verizon Wireless

The Super Bowl of fashion is right around the corner, how will you be watching? While the 86th Annual Academy Awards may be recognizing the best in film, all eyes will be on the red carpet.

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To capture all of the latest news and updates in real-time, Verizon Wireless has put together a list of the top three tech accessories and apps to ensure you don’t miss a step on Sunday, March 2, including:

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Take advantage of second screen resolution, watching the red carpet coverage on your television and using your tablet to search for the designer behind your favorite celebrity’s gown.

  •         Tracking down the latest updates with the E!  app

Get instant access on the breaking entertainment news, photos, and videos that you can’t live without.

  •    Sharing your opinions on Twitter using the #AcademyAwards hashtag

Engage with your friends and celebrities alike to take part in the conversation on your mobile device.

Snatch the latest styles from the red carpet with a click of a button to keep all eyes on you at the next party.

 

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Happy 100th Anniversary to @BrooksHeritage

There was a very special party at Ace Hotel for an iconic running and fashion brand… Brooks!  Extremely iconic for us 80’s babies – Brooks unveils its heritage footwear collection in celebration of the brand’s 100th Anniversary.  The entire Liberty Hall was decked out in theme with amazing snacks, Vanguard and Vantage inspired cocktails and a really cool surprise.

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The Vanguard (with the Octopi outsole) and the Vantage shoe were displayed in various color ways on floating displays or clear acrylic. Fashion bloggers were able to take pictures and check out the shoes from every angle without touching the displays. The bar, in front of a wall of colorful laces, offered beers and cocktails for us thirsty bloggers all night long.

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The Vanguard is so 70’s! It has clean design lines, rich aesthetics, classic iconic T-toe. It features a pigskin upper, pebbled Chevron and heel tab for opulence.  Can’t wait to wear my Vanguards this spring!

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https://www.brooksrunning.com

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Shopping LOVE! @_CostaBlanca

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I was recently chosen to be a Costa Blanca Ambassador and I. Was. Thrilled! I always used to shop at Costa Blanca years ago, but hadn’t really been in the last couple years. Then they had their Shop The Store event last year, where I got to tour the newly renovated store and was even treated to a beautiful turquoise maxi dress, a wicked neon yellow sweater and several gorgeous bangles… the spark was back, I was in love again!

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I couldn’t wait to get in the store, and begin my ambassador duties! I told myself that I would be in there for an hour max, but I shopped for over four hours, and literally tried everything on! It was awesome, and I loved every minute of it. I’m pretty much over winter, so my focus was on pretty summer dresses, crop tops, flirty/sexy cocktail dresses, cute skirts and shorts and the occasional light sweaters, shorts… basically everything that had to do with lovely warm weather, I tried on and bought!

Check out some of my favourite pieces!
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“Blending timeless elegance with indelible luxury, Costa Blanca’s collections are designed for styleconscious women around the world.”- Costa Blanca

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I hardly wear black, but this dress stole my heart!

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Can’t go wrong with a navy blue, cute and flirty party dress! I don’t have navy blue or anything so this was a win for me!20140218_142508

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“…a go-to destination for design conscious women who know that great style does not have to come with an extravagant price ticket.”
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I remember the stores being kind of dark a few years ago, but now they are brightly lit so you can see all the fabulous clothes! Love!PicsArt_1392754015808

I fell in love with this skirt, and couldn’t decide between the black or the grey!
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Sweaters with leather sleeves, cropped sweaters, striped comfy sweaters, fitted sweaters… I tried them all and loved them all!SI_20140218_145949

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Pretty florals are always a win for me, paired with some cute shorts, and you’re good to go!
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“Costa Blanca embraces the passion and sensuality of the European lifestyle.”
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You can never go wrong with a sexy silk jumpsuit!

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I was merciless with this Costa card. I left with bags full of goodies and was smiling from ear to ear the whole day…then I got home and played dress up with my new Costa Blanca gear.

Do you shop at Costa Blanca? If not, YOU SHOULD START! My favourite thing about Costa Blanca is that it caters to all my style needs, from modern basics to elegant pieces, and I can always find what I want, without having to spend an arm and a leg!

A big thank you to Costa Blanca for this awesome opportunity!

Bella

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