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!

Subscription Boxes For That Time of Month


Nowadays there seems to be a subscription box for everything. Whether it’s all-natural beauty products, gym clothing, shoes and even food, there’s a subscription service that will deliver these items to you at least once a month. But, a lot of subscription boxes are unnecessary. You do not need to have new clothes and nail polish every month; but, if you are female, there is one thing you do need once a month, because of something you have that comes once a month…your period.

I recently discovered a variety of subscription boxes that provide all you need to get through that special visit from Mother Nature. Gone are the days of running out of the necessities you need to help you get through your monthly cycle. Below are just a few, but believe me, there are plenty of more out there. You’re welcome.

Lola ( – Choose your preferred assortment of 18 light, regular, and super 100% cotton tampons in a customized assortment delivered to your door. You can select your shipment frequency and cancel or modify your subscription anytime. (Prices start at $10)

Le Parcel ( – Get 25 items of tampons, pads and panty liners, as well as gluten-free truffles to satisfy your chocolate craving during that time of month and a special, curated gift. ($15/month)

The Period Store ( – Customize your package with your feminine hygiene products from traditional, alternative, eco-friendly or international. Then select gourmet sweets, tea bags and medicine packs. (Prices range from $15-$30)

Helloflow ( – Select a monthly plan based on how heavy your flow is, and it will be delivered to you 5 days before your expected period in a discrete box. You can choose pads or tampons, or a combination of both, and even order specialty boxes including period starter, college campus, and new mom kits.

Nubian Skin: Lingerie Line For Women of Color

Nude undergarments are a must-have for women who want a polished look when wearing sheer or white clothing. But, for many women whose skin tones are darker than the average version of “nude” available on the market, which is usually a shade of beige, finding the perfect seamless undergarment can be difficult. A new hosiery and lingerie line, NubianSkin, is aiming to change that with the introduction of a line of essential undergarment needs, available in suitable skin-tones for women of color.

Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, developed the line after being frustrated by the lack of undergarments that met the needs of ethic women. With the new line, women can choose from four different dark skin tone shades including Café au Lait, Caramel, Cinnamon and Berry. The company has a skin-tone matching guide on their website to help customers select the hue that best suits them.


Nubian Skin, which is based in London, recently launched at Nordstrom stores in the US and ships worldwide. Learn more.

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

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

Airport Beauty: Kiosks That Get You Glam While Traveling

During a recent trip I was walking through the airport and noticed that among the rows of restaurants and souvenir shops, stood a few vending machines. But, what was most interesting about these vending machines is you couldn’t get candy or drinks out of them; you could, however, get beauty products. Beauty kiosks are popping up in airports across the country, making it easy for you to get glam on-the-go, or make that flight delay seem a whole lot shorter.

Sephora offers a kiosk stocked full of over 50 products ranging from skin care to fragrance from a wide range of brands.

Last year, Essie launched self-service digital beauty kiosks across airports and malls with 48 different bottles of polish, retailing for $8.50 each.

Benefit Cosmetic’s placed their kiosk, Glam-and-Go, in over 26 airport terminals across the US, offering their best-selling products in a vintage pink bus design.


And, want to bring your favorite beauty product in your carry on, but airport liquid restrictions holding you back? 3 fl oz’s kiosks offer TSA approved travel-sized beauty, grooming and wellness products.


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.