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

“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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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?

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.

Pat McGrath Launches Limited Edition Pigmet

International makeup artist Pat McGrath is officially launching Pat McGrath Labs with its first limited edition product, GOLD 001, which will be available to the public for the first time on Thursday, October 29th at 12pm.The product will retail for $40, but beauty addicts will have to sit with computer mouse in hand as only 1,000 units will be available when the it goes live on patmcgrath.com.

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Gold 001 is a pigment which features a highly malleable formula, so users can use the product in however many creative ways they would like. The formula features intense color and shine so “the resulting look is liquid-like, a gilded glaze of intense color,” McGrath explains.

McGrath encourages experimentation and fun and advises on the packaging: USE WITHOUT CAUTION Requires unrestrained play and a reckless attitude.

Consumers who purchase GOLD 001, will receive a gold foil bag that contains the pigment and its tools which includes a spatula, mixing liquid, and a second life container, all packed in couture sequins.

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