Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jane Iredale Cleansing Accessories

When I was first introduced to Jane Iredale's cleansing accessories I knew I had to share with you.  The Magic Mitt was demonstrated to me with just the mitt, foundation and a bottle of water.  "This mitt COMPLETELY removes makeup without any cleanser" says the trainer  My interest is piqued, I need to see her pull this off with just a bottle of room temp water.  She proceeds to slide the mitt on, pour a bit of water on it, then remove a good portion of her foundation.  I watched intently and yes, the area she wiped was CLEAN.  So now I'm really into the demo.  She pours more water on the mitt where there is now foundation and it instantly rinses off, indeed she had a clean mitt.  All of this done with less than a quarter of the bottled water. So of course my question is: "How does the Magic happen?"   Well, the soft plush mitt is made from knitted micro fibers, that when wet, they create a hydro-mechanical process that breaks the surface tension of the oils that bond makeup to the skin.  The mitt easily sweeps away the emulsion while also gently exfoliating the skin.  I love this mitt, it even removes mascara! Now, remember this is a cleansing aid, so you still need to follow up with your normal skin care regimen after removing makeup with the mitt.   

Note** the directions suggest that you wash the mitt with warm water and hand soap after removing makeup to ensure all residue is removed as to prohibit any bacteria from forming

Next up was Dot the i, a cotton swab with pre measured makeup remover in the tube. When you snap the blue line the remover quickly drains into the other end of the swab. The remover which is formulated with botanical extracts including lavender, aloe and avena sativa (oat) provides calming, conditioning and soothing  to the even the most sensitive eyes (also safe for contact wearers).  There isn't any dripping so whether you are removing your eye makeup or needing to make a correction, your able to do so quick,clean, and easy.

I really love both products.  they deliver on their promises and packaging allows for travel convenience which is always a plus.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fashion comes to Harvard Yard September 25, 2010

Kembrel.com , an online shopping community unites with HerCampus, a popular online magazine catered towards college women, to bring a the next pop-up shop to Harvard University.  Students will be able to shop the latest clothing, accessories, and more. A portion of the proceeds from this event will support Freeze/HerCampus Harvard, a student organization.

Attendees will receive discounts up to 70% off latest fashions from Aryn K, French Connection, American Apparel, C&C, Neivz,  Maui & Sons, Dolce Vita, Life after Denim and more

 Saturday, September 25, 2010
12 noon to 5pm

Harvard University
The Democracy Center
45 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge,MA 02138

See you on the yard!!! 
Psst!, can't make it to the event? no worries! go check out Kembrel.com 's innovative online shop for amazing deals! 

I'm Back!!

Hey Gorgeous Ones, I'm back!! Sorry I have been away for a bit, but now school is back in session  I can talk to you all more.  The summer was great and last month I was able to get to New York twice in one week. Yes, one week, two visits, and three fun stops. So let me share:
My 1st stop:
Jones Magazine Fall Preview :
If you need to keep up, then keep up with these Joneses. Jones Magazine, "the insider's shopping guide for the woman who knows better"  is sure to do more than wet your palate, it will indeed quench your thirst for beauty and fashion. Their vision is fresh and honest; "We won't print anything we have not tried ourselves" says Editor, Tracey Ferguson. Jones Magazine is committed to being a trustworthy resource for it's readers.

"This is a magazine for the educated woman who is unapologetic about liking high end brands. She likes to travel, shops at boutiques, and is not ashamed to tell you that she loves the sale racks" -Tracey Ferguson, creator & editor

Get your copy on newsstands now and let me know what you think.  Also for your daily Jones check out the website: www.jonesmag.com 

My next stop: Hanging out with my friend Sam Fine. We talked shop a little and clowned a whole lot.   When we did get a little serious(not really) this is what came up:
1. As an artist it's important to set boundaries; know how much you are willing to give away for free. We don't think about the importance of protecting ourselves when it comes to sharing our knowledge.
2. Always be prepared to network! If you attend an event smile, say hello, mingle, and most importantly HAVE BUSINESS CARDS!!  Don't just expect people to come to you to find out who you are.
3. Manage your brand with integrity, be careful of your online content! Sam shared that several of his recent clients have commented on how professional he is on his social media sites. So, it goes back to that saying "You never know who is watching you"

My last stop:
I had to visit Makari on 125th to pick up a couple of my Iman Cosmetic favorites. I played with makeup and chatted with Makeup Artist, Douglas Snuggs.  Douglas was very attentive, he showed me some great combinations as well gave me endless suggestions as to how to get the most out of my Cote d' Azur palette.  He is quite knowledgeable and an absolute sweetheart, so go check him out if you are in the area (he works Thurs, Fri. & Sat)
                                                     52 West 125th Street NY, NY 10027
                                             Iman Cosmetics Makeup Artist, Douglas Snuggs

                                              Cote d' Azur and Luxury Liquid Liner (Sapphire)

My beautiful sister in love accompanied me but she lost herself in the wonder vintage shop B.O.R.N.  (Borrowed, Old, Refurbished and New). She was whisked into a fab styling experience by a resident stylist (I can't remember his name but I must get it, he was just wonderful)  I watched him pull gorgeous piece after piece, each one making my sister look like she was worthy of a haute magazine spread. Upon leaving we had the privilege and honor of speaking with Owner, Johnathan Broderick. He is an amazing man full of passion and vision.  SO! when you stop by Makari make your way back of the store to B.O.R.N.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Boston Pretty City, The Beauty Sample Sale Event- September 15, 2010

The Beauty Sample Sale Event Hits Beacon Hill September 15,2010
www.Boston.PrettyCity.com brings the best names in Boston beauty to The Estate

Come out and join Boston PrettyCity.com to sample some of the best in beauty products, services, and trends under one roof. You will enjoy complimentary treatments from dry styling and massages to make-up applications and skin care. Plus, each guest will receive one complimentary cocktail courtesy of Absolut Raspberri as well as sampling sweet treats from the candy buffet.  Each guest will also leave with a goodie bag featuring full sized products from KISS nails, KIND health bars, CoolOff, Rescue Remedy and more as well a variety of beauty samples.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6-9pm
WHERE: The Estate Boston, 1 Boylston Pl., Boston MA 02115
RSVP: tickets are $25 & can be purchased at www.Boston.PrettyCity.com
(space is limited. must be 21 and present a valid photo ID to enter)

The gracious people at PrettyCity.com is giving 10 of you Gorgeous readers  in the Boston area a complimentary ticket into this fabulous event. So the first 10 people to post: full name & email address (one you check frequently) will receive a ticket. I look forward to seeing you there!!

about prettycity.com:
PrettyCity.com is a beauty, leisure, and wellness website devoted to making women everywhere prettier in some small way and richer in many big ways; by saving them money on the products and services they need to look and feel their best.  The site boasts  a comprehensive database of the country's top spas< salons, medspas, and more including editorial reviews, reader reviews, and service discounts plus product reviews, beauty trend stories and more.

Carolyn Brundage, a respected beauty expert, author, and entrepreneur, founded Pretty City Inc. in 2001 with the belief that, "Women can achieve more when they feel great about how they look and being your prettiest self is something to be proud of."  Since launching PrettyCity.com, Brundage has penned over 750 beauty and style columns and reviewed over 10,000 beauty products


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