Saturday, February 20, 2016

Review: Envious Lashes Salon

Long, full lashes are by far, my favorite part of any look.  I'm so addicted that I spend more time applying mascara, then I do on any other element of my makeup routine.  So you're probably thinking I must have already experienced the magic of lash extensions, right?  Wrong.  But I recently got my chance when PR invited me to check out the luxurious Envious Lashes  on 5th Ave in NYC.      
Salon founder is celebrity lash expert, Clementina Richardson who has worked with iconic figures like Mary J. Blige, and Nichole Baharie.  During the consultation, she evaluated everything from my natural lashes to my eye shape.  The we chatted about my makeup style and how dramatic I usually go with my look.  Since I lean towards a more subtle, glowing effect and like to enhance what's already there, we finally decided on the "natural shape" lashes.
 The whole process took about an hour and a half.  Being it was my first time, I didn't know what to expect, and admit I was a little nervous.  I expected to feel some discomfort at some point, but as it turns out, the process is completely painless.  In fact, the only discomfort was the piece tape placed under my eye, which is what makes the natural lashes visible to the technician so they can work.  Each individual extension is placed directly on top of your natural lashes.  So neither the lashes or the adhesive, which is medical grade and FDA approved, go anywhere near the skin of your eye lid.    
While she worked, Clementina explained the complexities of choosing the right shape, curvature, and noting how important it is to choose the correct length and volume.  There are so many elements to consider.  For instance, selecting a length longer then your natural lashes can support could result in them falling out faster, and end up damaging your natural lashes.         
After "Natural Shape" style was applied
Photo by: Clementina Richardson
Once the process was finished, I was truly impressed.  The extensions were synthetic, and looked and felt just like real lashes.  The best part?  They eliminated the need for curling or mascara!  They've been a huge time saver while getting ready in the morning.   
Photo by: Clementina Richardson
The maintenance is simple.  Clementina gave me a brush and Protective Coating Sealer to be used (sparingly) 3-4 times a week from root to tip.  The sealant is designed to help protect them against daily environmental stressors and keep them in tact.  She advised not to over brush them so I only do it twice a day; morning and evening after I wash my face. 
 I've had them for almost 2 weeks now, and they're holding up well.  Clients are advised to come back 2-3 weeks after application for fills because they will eventually start to shed and fall out.  And let's face it, bald spots ain't cute.  I love that I don't feel them and that they're so easy to maintain.  If you're tired of drugstore falsies and want a more realistic look, I'd say this is an investment worth looking into.  It's awesome to wake up and have instant drama without any of the fuss.  If you crave luscious lashes, Envious Lashes will definitely deliver.
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NYC - 303 5th Ave Suite 1907
New York, NY 10016 646-397-8877
LI -2950 Expressway Dr. S Suite 101
Islandia, NY 11749 631-258-0985

 Have you tried lash extensions?  Are you interested in Envious Lashes?


Monday, February 15, 2016

New Launch: DenTek Professional Whitening Polisher

I recently attended the ever so chic, white themed launch event for DenTek's newest must have product: The DenTek Professional Whitening Polisher. 
The #DenTekWhitePartyEvent was an evening filled with delicious hors d'oeuvres and some fabulous signature cocktails.  Guests sat down to salon style white and gold manis, and had their pick of treats from the world's sweetest, most glorious candy buffet!   

The DenTek Professional Whitening Polisher  is advertised to be effective after just one use, and is ideal for sensitive teeth.  This was music to my ears since I always have to pass on whitening strips because they're just too painful for me. 
Using it is as easy as brushing your teeth!
1. Dip rotating tip into the whitening gel and apply it to your teeth the same way your dental hygienist does during a cleaning
2. Gently polish across your teeth and watch it brighten in just 3 minutes 

Features & Benefits:
  • Bristle- free flexible polishing tip that contours perfectly to each tooth for more effective contact than brushing, applying the whitening gel evenly and thoroughly across each tooth surface for a maximum shine
  • Kit includes 4 month supply of whitening gel cups and polishing tips
  • A superior beauty tool that goes beyond brushing, messy/time-consuming strips, and gels to instantly whiten and brighten your teeth
  • Clinically whitens teeth in ONE use (less than 3 minutes)
  • Removes grime and surface stains
  • No peroxide or harsh chemicals – it is no harsher than your toothpaste
I'm so excited to give this a try!  Have you tried teeth whitening methods?  Are you interested in DenTek?
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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Free Beauty Events February Giveaway

Happy Valentine's Day beauties! If you haven't already heard about then this is the time to treat yourself and get in the know!  The site is a great tool for all beauty lovers alike.  It lets you stay up to date on the latest beauty happenings in your area and serves as an awesome way to snag some killer free samples. Best of all, each month the site gives away a bundle chalk full of the industry's newest must haves.  Prepare to start drooling as we check them out!    
February's basket includes products from Lumene Skincare, Vaseline, Simple Skincare, Clear, Essie, Elf Cosmetics and more! The Contest runs from now through 2/29/16, winners will be chosen on 3/10/2016 and notified by 3/15/2016.  Entering is simple!  Visit FreeBeautyEvents on Facebook (don't forget to like them!) or enter directly on their website.
Besides the monthly giveaways, the site also offers great beauty advice and product reviews on their blog.  Like any of the products you read about?  Keep your eyes open for your chance to stock up!  Easy as 1-2-3, just enter your zip code into the site's search bar to find out which locations in your area might be handing out samples.  It's a helpful way to keep up to date with the beauty events happening in your town.    
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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Beauty Launches for the Spring/Summer 2016 Season

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to industry hot spot Caravan Stylist Studio in NYC, for a private media viewing.  The event showcased fresh new products from the Spring/Summer 2016 collections of several popular brands and a chance to snag some awesome samples!          


Bella Schneider Beauty 
retail: $29.50- $95.00
Bella Schneider Beauty is a luxurious line of skincare products created and developed by spa owner and world renowned skin care innovator, Bella Schneider. Her popular blue Beauty Globes and De-Puffing Eye Serum, three luscious new face masks infused with rose stem cell, marine collagen and 24K gold, the rejuvenating Nature to Glamour exfoliating Facial Peel and facial sheet masks packed with snail enzymes are just some of the results-oriented skincare products under the BSB umbrella.
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Baby Foot Exfoliant 
Retail: $25.00
Baby Foot is a revolutionary, all-natural, Japanese foot exfoliant will make your feet as smooth and soft as a baby’s foot. The unique formula, which includes 17 types of natural extracts, allows your feet to exfoliate naturally, leaving them highly moisturized.
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Mirakle Cream 
Retail: $34.00
Nicknamed “Genius in a Jar,” Mirakle Cream is the secret recipe of Natalya Rachkova, an Uzbekistanian aesthetician with 27 years experience, and beauty executive Murphy Bishop, II (from butter LONDON and Stila). With the perfect blend of nature and science, Mirakle Cream is a one-stop, skin-saving, problem-solving, all purpose cream that cures over 25 ailments and counting. Handcrafted with love and natural ingredients such as beeswax, coconut oil, sea buckthorn, shea butter, cocoa butter, aloe and soothing algae to help moisturize, soften, balance and brighten skin. Perfect for day or night.
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Maskeraide Facial Sheet Masks & Eye Gel Patches 
Retail: $7.00- $21.00
MaskerAide is a line of eco-friendly hydrating facial sheet masks and eye gel patches drenched in a highly concentrated Argan Oil based serum that are jam packed with vitamins and nutrients.
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Reviews coming soon!

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