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Friday, March 30, 2018

Nordstrom Event


Every New York Fashion Week, Nordstrom goes backstage to assess the biggest beauty trends and then brings this intel direct to their customers. For the Spring 2018 season, they’ve identified trends such as Luminous Skin and Hi-Definition Lips.

Guests can learn how to achieve the freshest runway-inspired looks of the season and get free samples and exclusive gifts with your purchases (while supplies last). Receive one-on-one time with Nordstrom beauty experts, tips tricks to nail the newest trends and receive beauty buzz intel from industry insiders — and it’s free to attend! 


Customers can simply RSVP online or ask for special accommodations by calling or stopping by their favorite cosmetics or skincare counter, located within Nordstrom. 

To read more about the trends, click here: https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/beauty-trends-store-services and to learn more about Nordstrom Beauty Trend Events, click here: https://shop.nordstrom.com/c/spring-trend-week-by-store

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Fragrance: Dolce Garden

Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Garden – Eau de parfum 75mL/2.5 oz. - $118.00

While National Fragrance Day was March 21st, everyday is fragrance day. My outfit is not complete and I can't leave home without a sexy scent, which are always sweet, captivating and sensual. With spring finally here, Dolce Beauty reps recently sent me tHE NEW Dolce&Gabbana fragrance that launched earlier this month: Dolce Garden. "A delicious new flower blossoming in a garden where simple pleasures and spontaneity set the beat for a joyful dance during a lazy yet groovy afternoon." The compliments I received all week have been endless and well welcomed. Available at Macy's and Macy's.com - #DGDolce

Dolce&Gabbana DOLCE GARDEN, A joyful, solar aura blending citrus and cream. A new flower: the luscious frangipani blossom. With Dolce Garden – a floriental gourmand – the perfumer Violaine Collas captures its every nuance. In the sun-kissed top notes, juicy mandarin, bright neroli and airy magnolia express its radiance. Coconut essence, a unique natural extract of the fruit’s white flesh, accents the creamy freshness of its petals. A silky almond milk accord evokes the traditional sweets of Sicily. Enriched with vanilla absolute and sandalwood, it extends the exquisite sensuality of the frangipani note into the drydown. An exquisite balance of freshness and sweetness, the scents of a blooming garden. 


THE PACKAGING: To express the playful femininity of Dolce Garden, the unique designed bottle, the fragrance and flower cap take on a pastel pink portraying the innate delicatessen of flowers in bloom. Twining blossoms petals, the outer pack showcases a soft touch finish. A thin black grosgrain ribbon, presented in an elegant bow, is the signature of the Dolce line. In contrast, the green “garden” signature underlines the fresh, natural facets of the new fragrance. 


Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Garden – Eau de parfum 30mL/1.0 oz. - $76.00
Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Garden – Eau de parfum 50mL/1.6 oz. - $94.00
Dolce&Gabbana Dolce Garden – Eau de parfum 75mL/2.5 oz. - $118.00 (pictured here)

Sunday, March 25, 2018



Sleep. If you know me (#sleepqueen) then you know that I get plenty of it - 8 to10 hours nightly, depending on my schedule. If you follow me on social media, then you also know that I have a large collection of sleeping masks and always sleep with one, well before my teenage years. Why? Well for starters, I get a much deeper, uninterrupted night's sleep (I don't nap, no time with a 9:00 - 6:00 job and events afterwards), and of course, any light is blocked out. I also attribute my wrinkle-free eyes to sleep masks. My eyes are protected all night. This is why I'm so glad reps for Slip Silk Sleep Mask sent me my two latests additions pictured above. #SlipSilkPillowCase

Slip Silk Sleep Mask ($45) — Made using the highest grade (6A) long fibre mulberry silk, with a thickness of 22 momme and non-toxic dyes, Slipsilk is specially-commission and made to exacting stands, developed and refined over ten years to provide the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability. This slippery soft silk is used to create the amazing Slip Sleep Masks, for the best zzz’s! Pair them with matching silk pillow cases and available at SlipSilkPillowcase.com and Sephora.

Now before you disagree that sleep masks are comfortable (a few pals have argued, so if yours isn't, then you definitely have a cheap one) a good mask will not dig into your eyes and should never feel tight behind the ears. Just light pressure on your eyelids, which in my opinion reduce eye movement while you sleep, thus helping you wake up rested and will less puffiness. 


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Enchanted Diamonds



A week ago I attended an Oscar screening party with Enchanted Diamonds at The Bryant Park Hotel - a rarity for me to go out on a Sunday - and boy was I glad I decided to go (thanks Anneka!) As an editor, I receive amazing products and perks from brands, but a diamond in my gift bag, I was not expecting. I've been wearing this beauty all week and it just launched today! #EnchantedOscars

NEW YORK, NY (March 13th, 2018) – Enchanted Diamonds, a leading online jeweler specializing in bespoke engagement rings and quality diamonds, brings the heat just in time for spring with the debut of NEW Enchanted Diamonds Limited-Edition Red Silk Diamond Solitaire Bracelets ($500). This beauty features a handcrafted .20 ct fine white diamond set in a beautifully polished 14K bezel set at the center of a fine red silk string and elegantly pieced together with a 14K lobster clasp. 

Enchanted Diamonds Limited-Edition Red Silk Diamond Solitaire Bracelets are currently offered in two sizes (5 inches and 7 inches) for both men and women, and you can select between white gold and yellow gold hardware with additional customization options available upon request. Perfect for everyday wear, this elegant beauty wows with the season’s hottest hue, designed to be worn on it’s own or stacked with other bracelets. The red-hot pop of color exudes heat, energy, and power, while the solitaire diamond sparkles and shines from every angle having you feeling fancy in no time. Plus, there’s no wrong way to wear it! 
I love my Enchanted Diamonds Limited-Edition Red Silk Diamond Solitaire Bracelet

Sunday, March 11, 2018

AQUIS Hair Towel


It's always all about the hair with me, so hair towels and turbans are just as important as the products I use to wash and style my hair with. I have been using AQUIS turbans over 20 years (yes, Aquis has been around that long, little over 25 years and sold at Bed Bath & Beyond under the name Britanne - confirmed to me directly from the brand). It's where I purchased my first one in 1996 while I worked there, which I still have (beyond tattered for a pic.Trust me). #AquisHair

Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban in desert rose ($30)

First I received the Aquis Waffle Luxe Hair Turban in dream boat blue ($40) from PR reps and then the brand reached out directly sending me the LISSE Luxe Hair Turban ($30) and long hair towel ($35), explaining that LISSE is actually better for curly hair. They were right. See, for years many curl brands have advised against the use of hair turbans to dry curly hair. Why? Well, it creates more frizz and can break your hair. I upset many when I say that "I wash my hair everyday" - but I do, sorry. Have done so over 30 years and my hair is fine.

20 mins post shower - beats wet hair all morning!

Sunday, March 4, 2018



A few days ago I kicked it with Cantu at an early morning launch preview for their NEW salon-inspired collection: TXTR (pronounced texture). TXTR by Cantu is custom made for textured hair (waves, curls and coils), contain NO silicone, sulfates, mineral oil or parabens, and is only available at ULTA Beauty. Also on hand, were a few new additions to Cantu: Hypoallergenic Shampoo and Conditioner - for sensitive scalps, and a Frizz Fighting trio: Cantu Curl Stretcher, Mega Hold Styling Stay Glue Gel and Style Stay Frizz-Free Finisher. I grabbed my empty Cantu tote and selected my hair picks (note: I tend to go for hair gels. Always. See below). #MyCantu


Pick your path with NEW Cantu TXTR