Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunnyside Holds 4th Annual Restuarant Week

 I'm a sucker for restaurant week because it's a fun way to try new places without breaking the bank.  When I learned Sunnyside Queens had started holding their own, I couldn't pass it up.  Each participating restaurant was offering a three course meal for just $25, and that's pretty hard to beat.  Scroll down to see where I ended up!
Restaurant: Dazies Restaurant
Style food: Italian

Appetizer: Minestrone Soup
Entrée: Rigatoni Vodka
Dessert: Tartufo
Restaurant: Riko Peruvian Cusine
Style food: Peruvian

Appetizer: Papa a la Huancaina
Entrée: Ceviche de Coco
Dessert: Postre de Tres Leches
Restaurant: Arriba Arriba
Food Style: Mexican
Dish: Chips and Guacamole
 Drink: Frozen Margarita
Appetizer: Calamari
Entrée: Seafood Enchiladas

 Dessert: Fried Ice Cream
 It was my first time at each of these restaurants and I enjoyed them all.  The portions were very satisfying and the service at each was commendable.  If you're ever in the area, I highly recommend treating yourself to one of these local gems!






Sunday, September 18, 2016

Betsy Elisa Hosts Stylish NYFW Beauty Bar

As you probably know, New York Fashion Week just wrapped up and there were a ton of amazing shows and events.  Among them was the Betsy Elisa Beauty Bar held at The Lofts at Prince, where guests received the red carpet treatment and got glammed up between shows.

I felt like a total movie star as I sipped champagne and got pampered by hair and makeup. 

I loved the finished look!  We decided on a natural looking glow with a sleek top knot.
Hair and makeup: @betsyelisabeauty
The team generously gifted majorly killer swag bags to guests to take home, containing top industry products like:
- Mario Badescu Skin Care Facial Spray with Aloe, Herb and Rosewater
- Hempz Yuzu & Starfruit Daily Herbal Body Moisturizer
- CHI Argan Oil Shampoo
- CHI Argan Oil Conditioner
- CHI Argan Oil
- Schwarzopf got 2B Mess- Merizing Messyfying Putty  
- FACE atelier Lip Glaze
- Rapid Lash Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancing Serum
- Click N Curl Blowout Brush Set with Detachable Barrels
- CHI G2 Aqua Couture Titanium Infused Ceramics Hairstyling Iron
The stunning view from the rooftop! 

About Betsy Elisa Inc.
Betsy Elisa Inc. was founded in 2001 as a Hair and Makeup Beauty Agency, with the purpose of meeting the industry demand for professional artists on sets, shoots and events. The team has an impressive resume and has worked on shows including MTV’s TRL & VMA's, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, CBS’s Entertainment Tonight, and NBC’s Saturday Night Live. Based in New York City, Betsy Elisa Inc is available for all Hair and Makeup Jobs, from Production to Personal, and Weddings! 
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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Free Beauty Events September Giveaway

It's that time again!  If you haven't already heard about then it's time to get in the know!  The site is a great tool for any and every beauty addict.  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.  Let's check them out!   

This month's includes products from Marc Anthony, Design Essentials, Simple Skincare, RoC, Nexxus, Essie, Neutrogena, NYC Cosmetics and more!  The Contest runs from now through now through 9/30/16, winners will be chosen on 10/10/2016 and notified by 10/15/2016Entering 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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Do you follow FBE?  Have you attended any events in your area?

Monday, September 5, 2016

Summer Eats

Happy Labor Day!  I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday and savoring these last few days of summer.   Being that the summer is coming to an end, there's only a few more chances to check out those roof top hot spots!    

A few of us hit up the rooftop bar at the downtown W Hotel for happy hour, and I had to post about their Champagne Mojito!  

This was so yummy and was a really good deal at just $11.00 (happy hour price). 

After drinks we headed across the street to Morton's The Steakhouse for appetizers, where I ordered the Filet Mignon Trio.  

OhhMG this was delicious, made with sauce Au Poivre, Béarnaise and Blue Cheese Butter.  I thought it was nicely filling for an appetizer, and I still can't believe it was only $9.00.    

The Financial District isn't known for its plethora of great eateries, but every now and then I stumble across a fun one.  I happened across Thai Sliders and popped in for lunch.  

I decided this was a popular spot because by 12:30, the place was jam packed.  The line moved quickly though so don't worry about the wait.  

I ordered the Basil Chicken which turned out to be really tasty- and spicy! Yum :D  They gave a hearty portion and despite the fact that I got full about halfway through, it was so good that I still ate every last bite.  Overall, it's cute spot and for $8.00, how could you go wrong?  

Sunday, September 4, 2016

John Paul DeJoria Unveils Aubio Cold Sore Treatment Gel

Aubio Cold Sore Treatment Gel goes beyond your average cold sore cream, and not just because it's the latest venture from billionaire John Paul DeJoria, the co- founder of Paul Mitchell Hair Care and Patron Tequila.     

Aubio is a unique blend of plant extracts based on century's old Native American remedies to aid the body's ability to stop the virus from replicating.  This specialized blend is in a soothing gel that helps the body speed the healing process as well as helping to blunt some of the discomfort of a cold sore.  Audio offers comprehensive treatment for every stage of your cold sore, from that first tingle to last redness.  

DeJoria unveiled Aubio Life Sciences at an exclusive luncheon held at the Benjamin Hotel in NYC, and expressed his confidence in the product.  He has spent millions building the company and stated that Aubio has worked for everyone he's given it to; including the company's trial on 250 people.    

I've never had a cold sore but the product sounds promising.  It's secret weapon comes from the Carnivorous Plan known as Serracenia, whose extracts have been known to fight smallpox   Thus far, it has shown effective on cold sores, fever blisters, and herpes virus 1.  DeJoria has high hopes and is working on possibly branching out with related products aimed to combat similar issues.  

The really great thing is that the gel is available over the counter and without a prescription, making it accessible to everyone.  Cold sores are a common problem for many people and DeJoria is certain Aubio will bring anyone who suffers from them a lot of relief. 

Retail: $29.99
Available nationwide at Target and Amazon

Photos courtesy of PR

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