Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Beauty Box 5: October Reveal

Hello dolls!  For anyone not familiar with BeautyBox5it is a monthly beauty box subscription that selects five of the industry's must haves and delivers them straight to your door!  There are various subscription options to chose from, but my lucky self receives a complimentary box each month in exchange for sharing each month's goodies with all of you lovelies :)
The theme of the box changes each month, and October's "Boss Babe Coming Thru!" is dedicated to embracing the girl boss we all have somewhere inside of us!  Scroll down to see which essentials will help it shine through ;)  
 Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil
Retail: $18.00
I have lots of highlighters, but not many in pencil form.  This one is nice because it can help with smaller areas where you want a more precise application like the inner corners and waterlines of your eyes, under the brow or to accentuate your cupid's bow. 
 Color Me Femme Gold
Retail: $10.00
I'm all about a fun, sweet scent.  Made with fruit and citrus notes, this one hits the spot!   
 Emery + Ivory Custom Nail Applique
Retail: $12.99
 Nail appliques are always great for the girl on the go when she doesn't always have the time to pencil in a mani.  Set aside a few minutes to peel and stick, and boom!  Your nails are salon style perfection. .
 Real Her Miosturizing Lipstick
Retail: $18.00
I had never heard of this brand before now, and it's one I'm going to look for.  The formula is described as a combination gloss and matte that won't leave your lips cracked or dry, and is highly pigmented.  Check, check and check!  I'd call it a creamy matte that lives up to it's hype.  Very rich, amazing color pay off, and definitely didn't dry out my lips.  In short, I'm really into it.  Oh, and the packaging is mad chic too!    
 Amlactin ULTRA Hydrating Body Cream
Retail: $2.99
Amlactin has a patented ULTRAPLEX formula that gently exfoliated and is clinically proven to deeply hydrate.  With the winter coming up, this will be great to have on hand to help combat dry skin. 
I loved that everything in this month's box (except the fragrance) was full size!  And I'm excited to see what other products Real Her offers.  One of the things I like most about BB5 is I usually find at least one new brand each month to start obsessing over.
Do you subscribe to BB5?  What'd you think of this month's box?        

Sunday, October 23, 2016

EcoTools Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Last week, EcoTools celebrated their 10th Anniversary at the Penthouse 45 in NYC, and invited press to sneak a peek at all the brand new upcoming goods.  Since I use EcoTools makeup brushes in my daily make up routine, I couldn't wait to see what the brand had up their sleeve! 
The brand decided to shake things up and give all its brushes a sexy new face lift.  The handles are a lighter, sleeker shade of whitish/gold, and their bristles now have a slightly darker hue.  Plus, there's some amazing new products to watch for, and I highlighted my favorites below: 
Retail: $19.99
The first product to catch my eye was, the rose gold colored brush canister, which turned out to be part of their Limited Edition Anniversary Set.  It includes six tools, the canister and is totally affordable.  It's ideal for travel or any girl on the go.  
Retail: $9.99
Their awesome new blending duo is unlike any others you own.  Seriously.  This patent- pending pair is made from 71% sugar cane and includes two sponges; Base Blender and Detail Blender.  Both have a unique shape and density that's designed to make application super easy and flawless.  
The Modern Romance Collection is the fourth in its exclusive collector's series.  Inspired by vintage dusted pink hues, it's the perfect vanity candy. 
Retail: $14.99
Top: Full Powder Brush ($8.99)
Bottom: Define and Highlight Duo: includes Define Brush and Highlighting Fan Brush ($11.99)
Retail: $8.99
This is possibly the crème de la crème of the line (IMO).  EcoTools' new Full Powder Brush comes with a jaw dropping 70,000 bristles and feels like absolute silk on your skin.  This bad boy offers 200% more bristles then a standard powder brush, and is advertised to distribute product evenly and completely steak free.    
Throughout the evening, guests had the chance to sit for hair and makeup touch ups and try out the brushes.   
Had to snap a pic of this gorgeous rooftop view!
The new styles and products are not available until January 2017.  But don't worry, you can shop current EcoTools products here in the meantime! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

OK! Magazine and SPLAT Host PINK HAIR WE CARE! Event

Earlier this month, OK! Magazine and SPLAT hosted the PINK HAIR WE CARE! event at NYC's chic Bar Beaute to help raise Breast Cancer awareness.  It's such an important cause and for the month of October, and it's all about the PINK!      
The night came complete with a killer sake bar, delicious pink bites, hair styling and manicures, and special guest host Ariana Madix from Bravo's hit TV show Vanderpump Rules


Such a fun night for such a great cause!
Shop SPLAT here!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Kryolan Hosts Grand Opening in New York City

Last month, professional make up brand Kryolan held it's grand opening celebration at its first ever New York City store location!  The store is located smack on the corner of 277 Bleecker Street, making it super easy to get to and even easier to spot.  The event gave press a sneak peek at the at all the goods and the chance to sample tons of products. 
Kryolan  has quite an impressive history.  It has been working with film and theater professionals for over 70 years and is one of the world's first ever professional make up brands.  They produce a massive array of high quality products that are functional for everything from body art, to everyday wear. 

Kryolan products boast long wear ability, formulas that hold up on stage, and always feel comfortable on your skin.  I'm addicted to the Lip N' Cheek color, which I've been wearing as lip color practically everyday since I got it.  It goes on as a liquid and quickly dries into a matte that feels soo smooth and lightweight.  It wears all morning and into the afternoon before I need a touch up.  And even then, the color is still pretty visible, it's more like it just needs a little oomph.  So I slick on some lip balm and keep on glamming. 

As you can see, it's pretty awesome one stop shopping.  The store has everything you need from brushes, and lashes, to concealers and shadows galore.  
If you have never tried Kryolan, I definitely recommend that you do.  They also work closely with dermatologists to develop formulas that are safe for more sensitive skin, and they never test on animals.  Overall, it's a brand a true make up lover should get to know. 
If you're not in the Tri-state area to check it out, no worries, you can shop Kryolan here

Monday, October 3, 2016

Free Beauty Events October Giveaway

It's that time again!  If you haven't already heard about Freebeautyevents.com 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 best must haves.  Let's check them out! 

This month's includes products from Nexxus, L'Oreal, Almay, Hawaiian Tropic, Dark and Lovely, Clean & Clear, KISS, Maybelline, Neutrogena and more!
  The Contest runs from now through now through 10/31/16, winners will be chosen on 11/10/2016 and notified by 11/15/2016.  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.    
Get more on FreeBeautyEvents.com:
Do you follow FBE?  Have you attended any events in your area?
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