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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

#itsAtSephora

IT COSMETICS IS NOW 
AVAILABLE AT SEPHORA


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Have you heard the great news? IT Cosmetics™ is now available at Sephora! That's right and I attended two events with the brand this month prior to the launch: #ByeByeFilters and #ITsAtSephora . We previewed, tested and took home nine exclusives, each developed with leading plastic surgeons to give you life-changing results, enjoyed make-up touch-ups and of course, took a ton of pictures (and by pictures I mean I hijacked the photo-booths). 

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I am already a huge fan and loyal lover of IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara, Confidence in a Cream and Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment, and just recently began using their Bye Bye Under Eye Cream. What do I think? Totally eight hours of sleep in a jar, and it got me through NYFW!

Second photo-booth, at the Sephora soft launch last week


IT Cosmetics™ Color-Infused Skincare™ line featuring your Bye Bye Exclusives is a collection of game-changing products that are designed to help you say bye bye to everything skin concern, from dark circles and pores, to stubborn makeup and fine lines.

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My Bye Bye Gift set from IT Cosmetics

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Prismacolor - Coloring

PRISMACOLOR TOOLS, ADULT 
COLORING & EVENT RECAP

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Prismacolor color tools have been the key to helping me maintain my creativity and calm, in all the daily chaos. See, I tend to doodle (you know, scribble, draw, etc.) so anytime I want to relax and unwind and let my ideas flow, I doodle on napkins, at meetings, while on the phone, when writing - even decorating my notebooks (it's so soothing.) So it helps to have the proper color pencils handy. I've been hooked on Prismacolor colored pencils and pens since attending a fun press event this summer, an evening of adult coloring, cocktails and creativity, at The Painting Lounge in NYC. 

My finished piece (lots of colors on small details...took a while)

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PRISMACOLOR PREMIER COLOR PENCILS (24 count)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

M∙A∙C Selena

M∙A∙C SELENA
EXCLUSIVE PRE-SHOP SEPTEMBER 28th

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The vivacity of Mexican-American singer, Selena Quintanilla, lives on through the passion of her fans and her impact on Latin culture and beauty. Inspired by the devotion of all those still touched by the iconic Latin legend, M∙A∙C Selena is a makeup collaboration tenderly curated with Selena’s sister. Selena not only taught us to move, she moved us – let’s keep that rhythm alive! 


LIPSTICK

SRP $18.00 US/$22.20 CAD 

Dreaming of You: deep wine (matte) 
Como La Flor: muted cherry red (amplified) 
Amor Prohibido: pinky mid-tone brown (glaze) 


EYE SHADOW

SRP $17.00 US/$20.50 CAD 
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1. Fotos Y Recuerdos: bright warm pink (satin) 
2. Is It The Beat: deep black (matte) 
3. Missing My Baby: light pinky nude beige (matte)
4. No Me Queda Mas: warm dusty brown (matte) 
5. Selena: intense pearly violet (veluxe pearl) 
 

LIQUID EYE LINER
SRP $21.00 US/$24.00 CAD 
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Boot Black: intense black

OPULASH MASCARA
SRP $18.00 US/$21.00 CAD 
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Optimum Black: intense black 


TECHNO CUMBIA
SRP $29.00 US/$34.00 CAD 
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Ven Conmigo: beige pink (matte) 
Blunt: muted golden brown (matte) 



BRUSH 129SH Powder/Blush 
SRP $35.00 US/$42.00 CAD 
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LIPGLASS *Online Exclusive* 
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 SRP $17.00 US/$20.50 CAD
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom: bubblegum pink with silver pearl


#MACSelect Obsessed & Devoted Members exclusive pre-shop is September 28th: http://bit.ly/MACSelect ~ #MACSelena will be available online October 1, 2016 and in stores October 6 through November 17, 2016.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

WTC Tattoo - 9/11 15th Anniversary

MY 9/11 "NEVER FORGET" TATTOO
& WTC SURVIVOR STORY IN USA TODAY

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A few weeks ago, USA Today reached out to me regarding the 9/11 WTC "Never Forget tattoo" on my right wrist. While I was excited at the thought of it being featured, I couldn't hide the fact that a part of me was a extremely nervous. See, I knew that it meant telling my story as to why I decided on this tattoo; recounting the events of that dreadful day. It also meant facing my biggest fear, something that I had avoided for nearly 15 years: finally visiting the 9/11 memorial, the footprints of where the towers once stood. 


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My beloved tribute as a WTC survivor, on my right wrist
I said I would never go visit them, but somehow, the time finally felt right, and I am so glad USA Today was with me to capture this moment. Tomorrow marks the 15th anniversary and I will keep myself busy (thankful for NY Fashion Week to keep me busy and running around!) 

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"Reflecting Absence" indeed. Finally standing where my office (2 WTC) once stood...

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I am so honored and touched at the amazing job the USA Today team did, and yes, I did break down and cry the moment I finally stood in front of the 2 World Trade footprint for the first time (see the full interview and pictures here.) For those who don't know, I am a 9/11, 2 World Trade Center survivor (35th floor, only four months on the job with ABM as an administrative assistant). I will never forget, but I am so resilient because of that day. 

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Photo taken by USA Today for the 9/11 15th Anniversary
To see the amazing 9/11 tattoos featured in USA Today's amazing and heartfelt article, please visit: www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/10/watch-incredibly-moving-911-tattoo-stories/90125184/

~Evelyn Lugo

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Jurlique: #PowerOfNature

NEW JURLIQUE ACTIVATING

WATER ESSENCE


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Behold the "power of nature". This past June, I escaped the hustle and bustle of the city and ventured into a subterranean oasis for the debut of Jurlique's latest skincare launch. I indulged in an evening of relaxation, beauty, treats (plenty of raindrop cakes) and my very own personalized bottle! Introducing Jurlique Activating Water Essence ($55 at Jurlique.com). A new and highly concentrated activating water essence that is the essential step in every skin care ritual and works great on every skin type. It hydrates your skin, which in turn enhances the performance of your serum and moisturizer, and leaves you with rejuvenated skin. What’s truly innovative about this product is that it captures the vital living energy of plants to continuously hydrate, soften and revitalize your skin.

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My personalized bottle from the Jurlique June 15, 2016 press launch!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Mineral Fusion Brush-On SPF

MY YEAR-ROUND SUN SAFETY SECRET:
MINERAL FUSION SPF 30 BRUSH-ON SUN DEFENSE

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Summer may be officially coming to an end, but that does not mean that your use of daily sun protection should. I always say "great skin is always in" (because it is), so you better believe that I use SPF all year round (SPF 50 or 100 on my face, even with my tanned skin tone!) Since I am not a fan of foundation and never wear it, I needed a product that would protect me from the sun, while combating shine. This is where Mineral Fusion comes in: Mineral SPF 30 Brush-On Sun Defense, with antioxidant protection. I carry Mineral Fusion Mineral SPF 30 Brush-On Sun Defense with me in my bag at all times, it's especially handy for the beach. I have been using this silky powder for two years now, since attending an intimate desk-side meeting with brand reps back on July 2014.

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Mineral Fusion desk-side meeting, July 23, 2014