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Saturday, October 29, 2016

NEW NYX in NYC

NYX COSMETICS OPENS 
FLAGSHIP STORE IN UNION SQUARE
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NYX Cosmetics Flagship Store - Union Square!
Not even a downpour Thursday night could keep top beauty mavens and influencers, from attending the grand opening party of NYX Professional Makeup in Union Square (41 Union Square W, corner of E 17th), myself included. See, I attended the NYX opening in Kings Plaza, this past spring, but unless you live in Brooklyn, trekking to that location is a but much. Opening a flagship store conveniently located in Union Square, was definitely a smart move, especially where you can find over 2,000 products in every color and shade from the NYX (pronounced "nicks", many have asked) collection. The store officially opened yesterday, October 28th and the line wrapped around the block long before doors opened (check out #NYXCosmeticsUSQ on social media and see the pictures for yourself.)



Thursday, October 27, 2016

AMOREPACIFIC Future & Time Response

AMOREPACIFIC FUTURE & TIME RESPONSE: 
THE POWER OF GREEN TEA

Amorepacific TIME RESPONSE Intensive Hand Renewal Crème

AMOREPACIFIC, is one of my absolute skincare guilty pleasures and believe it or not, so is green tea (not just coffee, I do a lot of both). With busy schedules, meetings, upcoming holidays, very unpredictable weather; life in general, your skin takes a beating and screams for relaxation and rejuvenation. Well, Amorepacific is the only cosmetics company in the world to grow and harvest its own green tea, and places antioxidant-rich green tea at the heart of its total health vision of skincare. 
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The brand only uses green tea plants harvested from the AMOREPACIFIC-owned and operated green tea gardens on Jeju Island off the coast of Korea. With over 40 years of bio-science research on green tea, the brand continues to develop highly effective green tea ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin for visible effects.

The first layer of skin defense, the FUTURE RESPONSE Age Defense Serum ($160), combines a concentrated blend of green tea and pine mushroom to prevent premature skin aging. Formulated with the Future Response Complex™ that combines green tea, EGCG and polysaccharides, which helps to provide antioxidant protection against environmental aggressors including pollutants, free radicals and urban lifestyles. Green Tea Monocell Technology™ enables continuous release of anti-aging ingredients.

I have very dry hands and after two weeks, I can see and feel a major difference in my hands. This luxuriously textured, TIME RESPONSE Intensive Hand Renewal Crème (one pictured, $90 for 3 bottles) is absorbed into the skin and provides intensive hydration to the hands for a soft and supple appearance. Make sure those hands are hydrated through the harsh winter or after a couple of hours of dish-washing.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Beauty: 6 Hour Sleep Supplement

SERENE SLEEP WITH
6 HOUR SLEEP SUPPLEMENT

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Sleep is serious business for me, especially since I need (and get) about 8-10 hours a night, because SLEEP is the best beauty product there is. But there are some nights where my beauty sleep hits a bump, throwing my schedule way off and that's when trouble hits. Let's just say that I'm not exactly cute and cuddly in the morning and bags and dark circles are never on my agenda! Perfect timing, because that's when reps for 6 Hour Sleep came to my rescue and sent me a 12-pack ($29.99 12- 1.93 oz bottles) of a their pure, antioxidant packed sleep supplement. Best.Sleep.E-V-E-R! What does it do? Helps you fall asleep sooner, stay asleep, and catch up on your beauty rest. Within 15 minutes I am sound asleep, stay serene for six hours and when I wake up, I am well rested and focused - not groggy. Another plus? Drug free and ZERO CALORIES. 

**Use Promo Code : evelyn16 ($10.05 off)**
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Well into my 6 Hour Sleep 12-pack

How does it work? 6 HOUR SLEEP is formulated with proprietary Sleep Synergy Blend - a powerful mix of antioxidants and proven sleep agents that work with your brain and body to gently ease you to sleep and encourage your natural sleep cycles, giving you the most productive sleep possible with no grogginess when you wake (unlike other sleep aids and supplements). The active ingredients in 6 HOUR SLEEP are: Melatonin, Passion Flower, Vitamin E, Chamomile, Magnesium, Lemon Balm, Mangosteen, and Acai Extract.

6 HOUR SLEEP will give you back your most energized self so you can tackle the day with focus, performance, and clarity. Where can you get it? Available at Amazon.com and you can also visit www.6hoursleep.com for more information. Remember to use my promo code: evelyn16 for $10.05 off your order. Definitely Ev approved!



Friday, October 14, 2016

M∙A∙C HOLIDAY: Nutcracker Sweet

M∙A∙C NUTCRACKER SWEET
AVAILABLE OCTOBER 27 - DECEMBER 8, 2016
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Leap into a magical land that's a bit nutty, a little naughty, and bursting with whimsy. Lose yourself in an eccentric kingdom of over-sized treats and rosy-cheeked nutcrackers. Twist, turn and tumble deeper into the Land of Dolls. M∙A∙C Nutcracker Sweet, who knows what thrilling adventures are in store? A collection of kits invite the unexpected, with fabulous hues leading way for an imaginative evening.

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Two absurdly pretty M∙A∙C Nutcracker Sweet Face Compact bursting with enchantment. Sweet up those cheeks with a rosy swipe of blush, then let it glow with Extra Dimension SkinFinish. Available in Peach and Copper - SRP $35.00 US / $42 CAD

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M∙A∙C Nutcracker Sweet Eye Compacts (Wrap your eyes in a candy-coated fantasy of sugared plum, rich caramel, dark spiced cocoa, sweet taffy pink, ripe peach and smoky black licorice; all in the sweetest trio of cool, warm and smoky. SRP: $39.50 US / $47.50 CAD
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Sunday, October 9, 2016

NYX Lip Vaults at ULTA

UNLOCK THE NYX LIP VAULTS
EXCLUSIVELY AT ULTA BEAUTY


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My NYX Lip Vaults sent by NYX reps last month

Looking for some major lip love in the lippie department, either for yourself or as a great make-up gift this holiday season? Well then hurry and check out these two NEW incredible lip vault sets from NYX Cosmetics, available now exclusively at ULTA Beauty.  

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

#MACSelena Hits Stores

MAC SELENA HITS STORES TODAY + 
CHANEL BRICK COMPARISON PART II

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MY MAC Selena heavenly haul (stored safely in my locked MAC train case!) 


Finally, the day so many Selena fans have been waiting for has arrived: the #MACSelena store launch! YES, by now we have all seen the countless social media posts from lucky bloggers and beauty gurus, even those lucky souls who snagged items online last week, before the servers crashed across the board. Everything sold out in minutes (nice job - still missing my two Bidi Bidi Bom Bom lipglasses) but it was amazing to see how many braved the long lines this morning, waiting for stores to open, even devoted guys in line for their wives/girlfriends! My favorite item from the entire collection? The Amor Prohibido lipstick (yep, not Como La Flor). "Dreaming of You" is too dark to be compared to Brick, so I didn't bother with the swatch comparison. (If you recall last year when her lipstick was unveiled, it was initially Como La Flor, and the full collection was unveiled later). 

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Comparison: MACxSelena Como La Flor, Elizabeth Arden & CHANEL Brick

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Mini

GARNIER INTRODUCES NEW MINI
MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER

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Travel size Micellar Cleansing Water will retail for $3.99 -  Regular is $8.99
This past weekend, I spent my Saturday covering BeautyconNYC (my third consecutive year) and this year I received some pretty amazing products, including an upcoming newbie,from Garnier. What is it? My must-have, one that I use ev-er-y-day: Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water in TRAVEL SIZE (3.4 oz). 

Garnier Smooth Air Dry and Smooth Blow Dry
Also launching 2017: Garnier Fructis Smooth Air Dry & Smooth Blow Dry
Garnier reps sent me both All-in-1 Micellar Cleaning Waters earlier in the year (regular/pink cap & waterproof make-up/blue cap) and let me tell you that I use this product daily, not only to remove my eye make-up and lipstick, but to refresh and hydrate my skin. Even without wearing any foundation, you would amazed at how much dirt and grime it actually removes! Best of all, it is dermatologist tested for safety, perfect for sensitive skin types, free of: oil, alcohol and fragrance - with no rinsing necessary.


Travel-Size All-in-One Micellar Cleansing Water: Perfect for on-the-go, convenient travel size that is TSA-approved and fit perfectly in your weekend bag, suitcase or gym bag. Price: $3.99 each and will be available in January 2017 at drugstores nationwide and GarnierUSA.com