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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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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

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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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Halloween Makeup with Illamasqua

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I’m such a procrastinator when it comes to finding a costume for Halloween. And then, once I find the perfect assemble, I have to worry about creating a fabulous makeup look to bring everything together in the most spooktacular way. I found some inspiration from makeup brand llamasqua, which has released how-tos for several different Halloween makeup looks to make sure your scarily glam. Check out the looks below.

Dead Drag

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A glam drag look perfect for all zombies. Highlight and contour with Skin Base Foundation in a lighter shade and create a bold brow using the Precision Gel Liner. Create the illusion of fake blood by drawing blood drips randomly around the eyes using a mixture of Pure Pigment in Berber with Sealing Gel. Top off the look using Lipstick in Box to create a bloody lip.

Dead Graphic

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A ghostly animation. Create a phantom-like base by layering Skin Base Foundation and Loose Power to lighten your complexion. Sculpt comic-style contours using Powder Eye Shadow in Pivot, Anja and apply Lipstick in Eurydice to animate the lip. Lastly use the Precision Gel Liner to outline the Cheeks, Lips, Brows and eyes to bring life to your cartoon-inspired look

Dead Skull

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Add depth to a corpse skull. Create a ghostly base using the Skin Base Foundation and contour deep cheekbones using Powder Eye Shadow in Incubus. Use the Precision Gel Liner to draw sunken eyes and dust Pure Pigment in Berber above and below the eye to set the look. Finish adding stitch-like details to the face using the Precision Ink in Abyss.

Dead Kitty

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A fierce look for those who dare. Begin by blending the Precision Gel Liner to create a deep, smoky eye base. Use the Neutral Palette to add detail to the look and blend to create a feline-shaped eye. Draw with the Precision Gel Liner to a black line extending from the tip of the nose to the bottom lip, fill in the bottom lip and add in whiskers to finish the look.


Product Review: ViaBuff Custom Exfoliators

Studies have shown that taking a shower can ease stress, calming your body and your mind. While you’re in there getting great emotional benefits, make sure your skin gets the optimal value of your time in the water by cleansing with the right sponge. ViaBuff may just be your answer. The new bath sponge line features four levels of exfoliating sponges so you can customize the perfect one for your body and face. For example, purple and blue are gentle and work well on people with skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis; green is mild for eczema suffers; pink is moderate for keratosis pilaris, waxing and ingrown hairs; and white is clinical for very rough, dry skin.

Designed as a soft foam ball, the sponge aims to remove dead skin cells, promote clarity, even out skin tone and boosts the skin’s natural renewal cycle.

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I received the product for review a couple of weeks ago, and I have been using the blue ViaBuff Facial Mini Buff as well as the pink and white ViaBuff Body Duo Exfoliator (Level 3& 4: moderate and clinical). I liked that having two sides allowed me to adjust the sponge for my skin’s needs. For example I used the pink side of the sponge all over before shaving, and the white side to gently buff away the rough skin on my knees and elbows.

faceUnlike a lot of other bath products I have tried, it doesn’t absorb all of your soap, so you as can use less and save more of your cleanser! It is also eco-friendly and cost-effective, as the sponges are machine washable and durable. As an added bonus, you can purchase a 19-inch ViaBuff Handle to hook the sponges onto, so that you can make sure your body gets the benefits of the product in hard to reach places from head to toe.

My recommendation when using both the face and bath sponge would be to move it in circular motions – you’ll get a nice little massage and I also just think you get better benefits of the exfoliator that rubbing back and forth won’t give you.

ViaBuff prices range from $4 to $25 and can be purchased here.


4 Things to Consider for Your Skin’s Summer to Fall Transition

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When the weather starts getting cooler in the winter, the first things that enter our head is our new wardrobe. We think of replacing our shorts and camis with long sleeved tops and sweaters and instead of sandals we take out our boots. The most important thing that we need to worry about however is the largest organ in our body… the skin. Skin gets affected by the change in temperature and the change in the level of humidity. Fall brings about chillier and drier air. We also need to consider repairing all the damage that we have caused our skin during warmer months. The beach parties and sun exposure causes terrible harm to our skin. Let’s see what changes we should bring about in order to preserve our skin.

1. Body

After exposure to the sun your body is likely to suffer from sunburn. No matter how good your sunblock may be, it cannot block the effect skinof the sun completely. Some people’s skin also gets so dry that it flakes off. This is the time your body requires in order to heal.

Before going to bed make sure you rub lotion all over your body. Include it as a part of your sleeping ritual. Massaging lotion in your body actually helps relax you. It also helps the circulation of blood throughout your body. This generally reduces your fatigue.

After you come out of the shower you should also apply a small quantity over your wet skin. This is the perfect timing to do so as your pores are usually open after taking a long shower with warm water. This helps lock moisture in your skin.

2. Face

faceYour face is the mirror to your soul! Gotta keep it looking fresh ladies!

Your face needs moisture. Don’t use cleansers that have alcohol or any other drying agent. Instead of gel based face washes go for a creamy one. It will help lock moisture in your skin.

Use a night cream when you go to bed. Always wash your face before putting on a cream before bedtime. Get a serum if you have dark circles under eyes as well.

Exfoliate! Summer leaves your pores all clogged up with dirt as you go to sandy beaches. Try to exfoliate at least twice a week. As fall is drier dead skin cells also tend to accumulate on the skin so try and scrub it off frequently. Never scrub too hard as it can damage your skin instead of reviving it.

You also need to stop using your toner as your skin does not require you to dry it up more. However a primer is a must then as you do not want to end up with a shiny nose and forehead at the end of the day.

Now fall demands a softer look so get rid of your bronzers and apply lighter foundations. Also make sure that you use a liquid foundation. Maybeline dream liquid mousse works best for me during winters.

3. Lips

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Don’t forget your lips. They get chapped in winters and lipstick never looks good on chapped lips. Don’t forget to wear a chap stick during the day. Whenever you exfoliate your face also exfoliate your lips. No his does not mean you should put scrub on your lips. However there are amazing DIY lip scrubs. Simply put Vaseline on a toothbrush and lightly brush your lips with it. You should always use Vaseline before going to bed.

4. Hair

hairWhile worrying about your skin, don’t forget your hair. Fall can bring about dandruff. Dandruff not only leads to an itchy scalp and hair fall but some extreme cases of dandruff also starts coming on your forehead and makes your skin look bad. The simple solution to this is oiling. Oil your hair at least two times a week, if possible. Olive oil is best for a scalp massage. You can just put hair oil 15 minutes before you shower and then wash it off with shampoo. You can also leave the hair overnight if it does not bother you. Do not shampoo your hair twice or thrice to get the oil out otherwise the whole purpose of applying it will be countered.

You need to understand that different skins require different level of care. Although oily skin maybe a handful in the summers, drier skins cannot bear the effect of a dry winter. If your skin is too dry you should refer to a dermatologist for special creams for winter months.

Your skin is the first thing that can give away your age. It is very important to take good care of your skin even in younger years so that it does not start deteriorating as you get older.

Guest post by Catherynne Johns, Senior Writer for OLWOMEN.com, an avid reader, fashion and make up enthusiast who simply lives to write and talk about all kinds of stuff. Focusing on Fat burning foods especially for women to lose inner thigh fat!