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Get Free Manis and Mini-Makeovers During NYFW

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New York Fashion Week is coming and if you can’t make it into the shows, you can still opt to get glammed up like you’ll be sitting front row with free makeovers. Triumph Hotels is partnering with PRIV, an on-demand beauty service, to offer quick and free manicures and makeup applications at each property throughout NYC.

You can even choose your lip and nail colors based on your favorite Triumph Hotel from the hotel’s signature collection including: Belle-claire of the Ball, Don’t Be So Iro-quois, WJ Up Up and Away, Chandler Cabernet, Electric Edison, Revel-In-Evelyn, Berry Cosmo-politan and of course, Triumph-ant.

The complimentary pop-ups will follow this schedule:

• Wednesday, February 10: Cosmopolitan Hotel, 4:00 p.m-8:00 p.m.
95 West Broadway (at Chambers)

• Thursday, February 11: The Evelyn, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
7 E 27th St. (between 5th & Madison)

• Friday, February 12: Hotel Chandler, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
12 E 31st St. (between 5th & Madison)

• Monday, February 15: Hotel Belleclaire, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
250 W 77th St. (between West End Ave & Broadway)

• Tuesday, February 16: The Iroquois, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
49 W 44th St, (between 5th & Avenue of the Americas)

• Wednesday, February 17: Hotel Edison, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
228 W 47th St. (between 7th & 8th)

• Thursday, February 18: Washington Jefferson, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
318 W 51st St. (between 8th & 9th)

*All services are first come, first serve, and are not available for groups. One service per person.


Want to know what every lip color looks like on you?

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Sephora is launching a new Virtual Artist app that uses facial recognition software to allow you to test lip products sold in their stores right on your face. The software is very similar to Makeup Genius by L’Oréal Paris, and acts like a virtual mirror that automatically moves with your lips so that it actually looks like you are wearing the color.

You’ll then receive information about the product including the name, brand and price, as well as the ability to purchase directly in the app.

Learn more on their website.


A Mirror to Boost Your Self-Confidence

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“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” This famous line from Snow White is well known, and so is the mirror’s response “Thou, O Queen, art the fairest in the land.” Most little girls who see Snow White emulate this famous exchange, but unfortunately, in real life, mirrors don’t talk back to give you the self-confidence you need. bottledBrooklyn, wants to change this with a new collection of mirrors which feature cute self-empowerment mantras.

The collection was developed by founder and designer Rameses Crisi to remind people that they are awesome. Check out some of the mirrors below, and click here to see additional designs.

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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Collection Makeup Look

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If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I’m obsessed with the new limited-edition Urban Decay Gwen Stefani makeup pallet. I created the above look using colors from the collection, which are absolutely gorgeous.

Here are the makeup details:
Eyes: blonde on the lid, danger on the crease and bathwater on inner corner
Lips: Rocksteady liner and lipstick
Cheeks: Easy from the blush palette

Review:

Eye shadow:  I was surprised at how pigmented the colors are, especially since there are a lot of muted colors in the palette. The brightest colors are deep blue and gold. There is a lovely soft pink and some purple hues that are light, but the rest of the palette actually reminds me of Urban Decay’s Naked palette with black, white and brown tones. Regardless, they are easy to blend and so versatile.

Lipstick: Many of the lip colors in the line have a matching lip liner. The liner glides on effortlessly and so does the lip color. I tested a bunch of colors on the back of my hand the night before and woke up the next morning and still saw residual color, even after I showered! These lips colors definitely have some serious staying power.

Cheeks: The cheek palette is great if you like a light flush of color. I tried to contour with it, but the colors are not contrasting enough; however, there are fabulous if you want a glow and you can deepen the colors depending on the type of brush you use and how many times you apply the product.

 


Target’s New Nail Polish Line Launches Today

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If you got a Target gift card for Christmas, then you’re in luck because you can spend it on Target’s new nail-polish line, Defy & Inspire.

The line consists of 38, yes, 38 shades, of Instagram-worthy nail colors and will retail for $7.49.

The polishes are five-free – meaning it’s free of 5 harmful ingredients: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor.

Each bottle will retail for $7.49, and are named after reality TV shows. So, if you are a Bachelor junkie, there’s a cornflower blue polish for you, or, if you want to relive your teenage days, Laguna Beach (ocean blue) may be in order. Other colors include You’re Fired (red), Toddlers and Tiaras (baby pink), Made (coral), and Tribal Counsel (nude).


L’Oréal Paris wants to know what you think is #WorthSaying

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L’Oréal Paris is launching a new Twitter campaign during this weekend’s Golden Globes awards called called #WorthSaying, encouraging women to share thoughts and ideas that they feel need to be promoted. The campaign is rooted in the brand’s iconic tagline “Because You’re Worth It” and the belief that all women have something worthy to say.

Powerhouse celebrities have signed on to participate including, Julianne Moore, Karlie Kloss, Eva Longoria, Frieda Pinto and Liya Kebede, and will be tweeting their powerful words to spark dialogue and inspire women everywhere.

But, you don’t need to be a celebrity to get in on the action. All women are invited to take part in the conversation on Twitter during the broadcast on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 5:00pm EST – 11:00pm EST by tagging @LorealParisUSA and using #WorthSaying.

According to new research from the brand, 3 in 4 women agree that powerful and motivating language makes them believe they can accomplish whatever they set their mind to, and the majority of women agree that powerful and motivating language gives them a stronger sense of self-worth.

Will you be joining the conversation?


2016 People’s Choice Awards Nude Lipstick Trend & How to Choose the Best Shade For You

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Celebrities arrived for the 2016 People’s Choice Awards looking glamorous, and while many may be focused on the fashions, I am completely fixated on the makeup…or lack thereof. The red carpet trended with nude lips, defined brows and full lashes. So, how do you get the nude lip look yourself?

1. Nude lipstick isn’t as forgiving as vibrant pigments, so make sure you exfoliate your lips and then apply some balm to make sure it’s super soft and flake-free.

2. If you have fair skin, chose something that looks warm, like peach colors. If you are medium to dark, select something that brightens your skin with golden and bronze undertones. If undertones mean nothing too you, just chose a color that closely matches your lip color. Most people with olive skin can get away with just about any shade of nude.

3. Nude lips can make you look washed out, so warm up your cheeks with some color, or do like the celebs at the People’s Choice Awards and intensify those lashes.

I’ve featured nude lip colors a lot on my Instagram. Check out the most recent nude lipstick look I did here.


Guide To Solve Common Bra Problems

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We’re about to get really personal…and I mean really personal. I remarked to someone the other day that my favorite party of the day is getting home and taking my bra off. As a woman, there’s no greater feeling than releasing the material confining your chest and feeling free. Turns out, I’m not the only one who feels this way. A 20-second Buzzfeed video titled, “What It Feels Like To Take Off Your Bra” has over 700,000 views on Youtube. But, bras are here to stay and when sized correctly, the right one can enhance the appearance of your clothing, make you feel more confident and maximize your, eh-hem, assets.

Bras do come with a lot of tricky nuisances, though. I’ve learned for example, when buying a bra with padding, I personally have to get a size up to avoid the feeling of tightness and suffocation. I also spend an intimate 20 minutes with new bras adjusting the straps so they fit just perfectly.

Below, ThirdLove, a company that boasts a 100% fit bra guarantee, has created an infographic with some “bra-blems” and solutions, so that you can easily solve any issues that prevent you from feeling your best. You’re welcome.
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Essence’s December 2015 BeautyBox

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At some point in time, even though I am surrounded with tons of free beauty loot, I became a beauty box junkie. From subscription boxes that host all-natural, organic products to boxes filled with “indies” aka the next big thing in beauty, I need them all. The box I am most excited about this month is Essence’s Beauty Box, which is loaded with everything you need to get holiday ready with a gorgeous red lipstick and gold sparking eyeshadow. It also includes a bodywash, all-purpose moisturizer and luxurious hair products. Watch the video below to see the magazine’s beauty editors Deena Campbell and Nykia Spradley ‘unbox’ the December BeautyBox.


Statement Necklaces for Every Occasion, Plus Discount Code

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I was introduced to Mirina Collections on Instagram. After seeing the gorgeous photos of Mirina girls wearing these beautiful, one-of-a-kind statement necklace pieces, I knew I had to get my hands on them as soon as possible. The items in the collection are not for the timid; they are for the bold fashionista that doesn’t mind capturing the attention of everyone in the room. The best part of these necklaces, is that they are stackable, so you can wear just one for a chic and trendy look or wear multiple to be a complete head turner. If you follow me on Instagram then you have already seen we rocking some of these amazing pieces in the pictures below. Want to snag one of these hot necklaces for yourself. Use coupon code “delia20” for 20% off anything on the website. Happy shopping!

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