Fashion, Beauty, and the pursuit of everything Fabulous.


CND for The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Nail Art



Professional nail care brand CND was responsible for 24 gilded nail designs at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. The creations drew inspiration from ancient Egypt and including Cleopatra, the Sphinx and various elements of Egyptology, to compliment the dramatic, avant-garde clothing.

The elite artists of the CND Design Lab Team hand-sculpted the nails and embellishments with CND™ Liquid & Powder and BRISA™ Gel, then added layers of color with SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish and CND™ Additives. Royal golden tones ruled the color palette – antiqued, shimmering and expensive – while accents of blue, turquoise, red and green added texture and dimension. Hieroglyphics, snake and crocodile skins, gold-plated wings, draped headdresses and scarab beetles were constructed and embellished with an array of unconventional materials, including feathers, foils, ribbons, chains, gems, jewels and stones. A sarcophagus nail even opened to reveal a mummified pharaoh donning the actual golden locks of designer Phillipe Blond. A result of over 600 combined hours of production, these highly sculptural designs were the perfect accessory for The Blonds’ theatrical collection.

“The CND team never ceases to amaze us with their unique creative vision. If we can dream it, they can bring it to life,” said The Blonds designer David Blond. “The nails are an integral part of our overall story. Seeing it all come to life on the runway is incredible,” added Phillipe Blond.

Get Free Beauty Touch-Ups During NYFW

Triumph Hotels, a collection of seven boutique hotels, and Pucker Makeup Studio are partnering to bring you complimentary beauty touch-ups in some of NYC’s most fashionable neighborhoods including NoMad, TriBeCa, Upper West Side.

Guests who stop by one of the pop-ups can get a quick min-makeover by the “Get Puckered” beauty service and receive a makeup application, including sheer coverage, powder, blush, concealer, lip color, brow fill-in and mascara.

All services are first come, first serve, and are not available for groups. The full schedule and locations can be found here.

Also, exclusively for Triumph Hotel guests, Glam & Go will offer Glambassador insider pricing, with a 20% discount off all single services during fashion week ($20 express styling and $32 blowouts).

CVS Beauty Deals and Free Sample Offers



CVS is offering a few fabulous online deals to reward shoppers with offers and deluxe samples from CVS-exclusive brands. Beauty lovers can snag FREE new products on qualifying beauty purchases by logging into their ExtraCare accounts and entering in the promo codes at checkout! And if you’re not already a member, you can easily create an account here.

Here are some of the awesome deals up for grabs now:

August-September Deals (now-9/26):
• pop-arazzi: Spend $10 on qualifying beauty purchases, receive a full size sample of any pop-arazzi nail polish shade!
• Makeup Academy: Spend $15 on qualifying beauty purchases and receive a free sample of the new Makeup Academy Intense Gel Color Liner, available in six intensely pigmented shades!
• Essence of Beauty: Spend $20 on qualifying beauty purchases and receive a free sample of an Essence of Beauty Naturally Indulgent Body Oil, availabe in three indulgent scents!

Aug. 25 is National Kiss & Makeup Day


Yes, there is a holiday for just about anything, so if you are unaware, I am here to inform you that this Tuesday, August, 25, 2015, is National Kiss & Makeup Day. The day is meant to remind people that life is too short to hold on to grudges, so use the day to make up with a friend or family member you have been at odds with, or, maybe just start a fight with your sweetheart you can makeup.

To celebrate the holiday, consider checking The Phuse™ Let’s MakeUP Kit which contains all of the brush essentials you need, so you never get into a fight with your eye makeup. Available for $60, the kit includes:


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Best Ways to Organize Your Beauty Products

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Beauty products are such an important part of the morning routine, once you’ve seen an organized cosmetics area, you’ll want one of your own. With all of the small packages and different sizes and shapes of beauty products, it’s so easy to see the bathroom as a cluttered mess. With so many different types of beauty products, finding where to even begin with organization can be stressful, but by organizing your collection, you are protecting your investment and your products will last longer. At Modernize we want you to be able to see everything clearly as you begin your beauty routine, and you may even find yourself inspired to use a few products you may have forgotten about.


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The first step to any organizational project is to go through your products and throw out anything that expired or that you no longer use. Combine bottles of similar products into just one single jar, or part ways with colors that you haven’t used in years. Once you have thrown out a few things, organize your products into like items or like shapes. This will help you decide what goes where in your new display.

Store your makeup brushes so that the fragile bristles will be protected. Fill a mason jar halfway with beads or marbles and stick your brushes inside. Do not overfill the jar. The purpose of the beads will be to keep your brushes separated so that they are not knocking together, damaging the vital brush hairs. Each brush has a specific shape based on its purpose, and when the shape is compromised, you loose the effectiveness of the brush.

Small compacts and eye shadows can be the most difficult to organize. Because of their varying shapes, they look messy quickly. Add a small magnet to the back of each of your cases with hot glue. You can then place each compact on a magnetic board for display. You could cover the board with chalkboard paint to make an even more interesting display. Group your compacts like a gallery wall, or write notes next to certain products. Your makeup collection becomes an inspiring mood board where you can take your products off for use quickly and easily.


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Another interesting idea for your compact storage uses a jewelry organizer. Just insert your products into the clear flaps and you’ll be able to see what is inside easily. You can store this on the back of your bathroom door, freeing up all of the counter space and making everything look fresh and clean.

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Organize your nail polish inside of a candy jar. Allow your colors to be mixed in randomly to create an exciting array. All of the bright colors will be reminiscent of candy, bringing a smile to your face when you see it. These wide-mouthed jars are also great for items like cotton balls and Q-tips that you often use and may have a lot of.

Follow these easy ideas to a more organized vanity and feel yourself get inspired to use your products in more exciting ways.

Product Review: Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Smoothing Crème


Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Leave-in Smoothing Crème enhanced with Avocado and Olive Oil

The cream helps replenish moisture to hair with a special formula containing with provitamins and amino acids, which has been developed with the goal of hydrating the hair, enhancing shine and also taming frizz.

Anyone who wants increased hair manageability, softness and shine.

I’ve been using this product for two weeks and love the silky smooth way it makes my hair feel. I apply it to freshly washed hair to seal in moisture and then reapply throughout the week as necessary. It does a great job of keeping frizz and flyways away. Because of how silky the product is, I’ve also been using it to detangle knots that develop throughout my curls.



The lotion is very lightweight and melts into the the hair seamlessly


The product applied through damp hair











Disclaimer: This product was provided for free to review by Influenster

Find Your Favorite Florals In Essence of Beauty Products!


Like many of you, the thing I love the most about summer is all of the beautiful flowers blooming and fragrance the air. Skincare and fragrance line, Essence of Beauty, evokes summer in a bottle with their products which features in-season florals, so you can experience the floral aroma all year long.

If you love Peonies, try… peonies

Essence of Beauty Luscious Peony Fine Fragrance Body Mist and Body & Hand Cream – Evoking a lavish floral garden bursting with freshness, white grapefruit, peony and magnolia exude a vibrant spirit that exhilarates.

Fine Fragrance Body Mist: $6.99
Body & Hand Cream: $6.99


If you roselove Roses, try…

Essence of Beauty Rose Enchantment Fine Fragrance Body Mist

Escape to a vibrant and lush rose garden with top notes of bergamot and radiant orange, mid notes of strawberry, elegant rose and geranium bloom, and base notes of garden rhubarb, sunshine daisy and dewy musk.

Fine Fragrance Body Mist: $6.99




If you love Lavender, try…lavender

Essence of Beauty Body Oil in Lavender with Rosemary Oil

Highly restorative blend of exotic oils rich in antioxidants, vitamins and essential nutrients balances and nourishes skin, absorbing quickly for all-day hydration.

Nourishing Body Oil: $9.99



Essence of Beauty exclusively sold at CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.

DIY Beauty Recipes for Health Hair & Skin


Many of us would love to buy every single beauty product that comes out on the market, but not all of us have the funds to do so. Moreover, why spend tons of money on products when you can make your very own? Recently, the Vitamin Shoppe introduced a line of Aromatherapy Oils, including carrier, essential and skincare oils that have a variety of benefits. If you are into the Do-It-Yourself beauty trend, or considering giving it a try, below are popular oils in the collection you can use for a variety of beauty needs. All of the oils can be found here. After reading that, keep scrolling for DIY recipes for healthier hair and glowing skin from the Vitamin Shoppe.

• dry scalp? apply a few drops of avocado oil to help restore moisture
• chapped lips? add a few drops of argan oil to brown sugar for an exfoliating lip scrub
• split ends? try a few drops of macadamia or argan oil in your hair
• dry skin? add 1 tbsp of coconut oil to your bath water, soak and enjoy!
• dry cuticles? rub a few drops of argan oil on your nail beds for a moisturizing treat

Peppermint Foot Scrub:


1 cup raw sugar
½ cup plnt™ Coconut Oil
8 drops of Vitamin Shoppe Peppermint Essential Oil

Directions: Use sugar as the base then add in oils. Mix ingredients together and apply.

· Use loofah for extra exfoliation
· Try applying it in the shower to easily wash off the scrub

Avocado & Argan Oil Hair Mask:


½ of a mashed avocado
1 tbsp olive oil
2-3 pumps of Vitamin Shoppe Moroccan Argan Oil

Directions: Mix ingredients together. Heat in the microwave for 10 seconds. Let mixture cool then apply to clean, wet hair. Tie hair up and let sit for 30 minutes, then wash out.

· Make sure to mash the avocado to a fine texture with a fork before mixing in the oils
· When applying the mask, begin at the front of the head near the roots, and work your way back through the rest of the hair

Lavender Body Scrub:


1 cup raw sugar
½ cup plnt™ Coconut Oil
8 drops of Vitamin Shoppe Lavender Essential Oil

Directions: Use sugar as the base then add in oils. Mix ingredients together and apply.

· Use loofah for extra exfoliation
· Try applying it in the shower to easily wash off the scrub

Your Shampoo Is About To Get Personal


travel-size-set_1Just like you need to wear the right size shoes for your feet, you need to use hair care that is specifically formulated for your hair type. One company, ProfilePro, has developed a way for you to get customized hair care by just taking a quick quiz about your hair type and habits. The company says that after several rounds of testing, their team of hair care formulators identified the best formula for each different hair profile, including type, texture, behavior and scalp condition.

Here’s how it works:
1. On their website, create your personal profile by answering a few questions about your hair
2. Select you’re your favorite sc ent and personize the bottle with your name
3. Choose if you want a Size ($15) or Full Size ($24)
4. Wait for your custom formula shampoo and conditioner to arrive

This could be a great personalized gift for someone (assuming you know their hair needs), or just a nice little treat for yourself. Let me know if you give the program a try. Click here to get started.

Tweezerman Second Limited Edition Art of Elysium Tweezer


For the tweezermansecond year in a row, Tweezerman has partnered with nonprofit organization, The Art of Elysium, to design a limited edition tweezer. This year, Here Comes the Sun Mini Slant Tweezer, is a light blue color and features a cheerful, sunny design that was inspired by art created through a collaborative in-hospital workshop with children and the 2015 Spirit of Elysium recipient, Amber Heard. The design represents the dawning of hope in each new day supporting Art of Elysium’s mission of enriching the lives of ill children.

One dollar from each limited edition tweezer sold at Sephora will be donated to The Art of Elysium organization.

The tweezer is now available at Sephora for $16.