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During my trip to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley I traded my heels for sneakers and non-stop hiked. And now that it’s summer, that’s all I want to do! If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that a night on the town (in six inch heels) and a 3 hour hike have one thing in common: foot pain. So I brought along some of my trusted friends to help soften the experience and from heels to hills these are 4 products to have on your radar!

haciendaA few days into our trip through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu we headed about 10 minutes away from the town center of Urubamba, went up an unassuming dirt road and arrived at the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba hotel. Traveling through some local farms and ranches, the hotel is located in a secluded nook of the Peruvian highlands, with postcard views all around. Being that the hotel itself is so new and the area so private, it was hard for our cab driver to figure out where it was. I see that as a great feature and luckily, I printed out step by step directions. 

Maybelline Better StayFoundations make a lot of claims nowadays. Everything from removing redness and evening skin-tone to protecting from the sun. However, most don’t make claims to improve your actual skin by using them, at best they don’t clog your pores. So when one comes along claiming all of the above, you better believe I’m all over trying it!

For me Vera Bradley is a very nostalgic brand. Their fun prints and travel bags take me back to my childhood with summers down the Cape and in Nantucket. Recently, I joined the brand at the top of the World Trade Center where they took over the observatory deck to showcase their new look for fall.


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essie diy artsy manicureHi loves, I’m partnering with Target to share all kinds of easy, cool nail looks for summer! While New York’s unofficial color may be black, once summer hits I’m all about the vibrant hues the streets of NYC has to offer. From the flowers at the farmers markets to the great street art around every corner, it’s the beautiful arrays of bright shades that inspire me. And what easier way to incorporate some color into your look than with nail polish?

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Making lipsticks at Avon!

As some of you know, I have a long rooted history with Avon. Well, maybe not that long rooted when you consider the company has been around since 1886 when founded by David H. McConnell. While I was never an Avon representative, I did work for the brand in marketing for over a year in their Mark. division. And as you can imagine it was incredibly inspiring. Their commitment to women and all that they have done to create financial independence at a time when women didn’t have many options was truly impressive. And it’s that commitment that reigns them the title of largest global network on earth (on earth people!). Beauty has helped Avon empower more than 6 million women globally, which is how large their network of representatives is!

LA friends! Head to the Macy’s Cerritos location (​​500 Los Cerritos Center) this Friday, June 26th, 2015 from 4-7 pm and meet Clinique Colour Pro Stephanie Flor! She’ll be dishing out her top tips and tricks to help kick start your summer beauty routine.

Stephanie will also be doing live makeup demonstrations showcasing Clinique’s Summer Colour, many of which we’re giving away!

Georgia May Jagger poses in front of her Electrify Your Summer Campaign with Sunglass Hut
Georgia May Jagger poses in front of her Electrify Your Summer Campaign with Sunglass Hut

The summer countdown is on and leave it to Sunglass Hut to turn up the heat for the launch of ELECTRIFY YOUR SUMMER. Hosted on the water at Industry Kitchen in NYC, the cute downtown spot brought together ELECTRIFY YOUR SUMMER campaign stars, Georgia May Jagger, Chanel Iman and Nick Fouquet (aka The Mad Hatter).

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A few weeks backs we joined Celebrity Makeup Artist and LORAC Cosmetics founder, Carol Shaw, for the brands Fall 2015 preview. Every fall, LORAC launches a new PRO collection and again, they never fail to impress! And this year they have some amazing values! The new collection consists of the must-have PRO Contour Palette and Brush, 14 Matte and Shimmer PRO Eye Pencils, PRO Matte Eye Shadow Palette, PRO Shimmer Eye Shadow Palette and PRO Plus Fiber Mascara.

Jackie Collins book launchIf you’re a Jackie Collins fan, then you’re a fan of the Santangelos. The two are mutually exclusive in my book (pun intended). If you have no idea what I’m talking about, I’ll clue you in. Icon and novelist, Jackie Collins has written 31 books over the course of her career, all of which have appeared on The New York Times bestsellers list. And it’s because they suck you in, murder, betrayal, love, lust all run through the eccentric characters. Inspired by the rich and famous and world of celebrities Collins is privy too, she bases her stories and characters on real life occurrences (well, hopefully not the murder parts), and takes you on a world of adventure with every page.

TOCCA candlesFragrance has the ability to create and transform a room and if you look at the immaculate packaging and soft color scheme of TOCCA, it alludes this fairytale aesthetic that completely came to life as I walked into the brands showroom. The brands top scents Cleopatra (grapefruit cucumber), Stella (Italian blood orange), Florence (bergamot, gardenia), Giulietta (pink tulip, green apple), and Bianca (green tea, lemon) — or as I like to call them the fab five — are expanding their range of products offered as well as some exciting launches, collaborations and fragrances come to bloom this month. Here’s what’s new:

Lots of tools, a chainsaw… even a designer slingshot. In the past I’ve given some interesting, possibly questionable presents to my dad. Growing up in the coutnry, these are all practical gifts we could use to build things together or enjoy an outdoor adventure. Living in the city with a love of the country, here are a few of our choice picks whether he’s a city dad or outdoors man.

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Lab Series Age Rescue+ Essentials Kit: Having a beauty blogger for a girlfriend has pushed me to know the importance of a good skincare routine. That said, like most men I want a low maintenance routine that includes a face wash, moisturizer and eye cream.  This set perfectly hydrates my skin without being oily and keeps those city miles from showing up.

Marcelle Parish, head of fashion for eBay Marketplaces, and renowned fashion blogger Garance Dore celebrate the expansion of eBay Valet into apparel at The New York EDITION (Photo: Business Wire)
eBay’s Marcelle Parish and Garance Dore celebrate the expansion of eBay Valet into apparel. Photo Credit: BFA

Did you know that most people wear 20% of their clothes 80% of the time? Well downsizing and getting in that last minute spring cleaning has never been easy thanks to eBay Valet. Now extended to the fashion category, eBay will sell your new or like new high end apparel, shoes, handbags (and electronics) for you. And the best part is they cover all of the shipping costs for you to send it to them.

Congratulations to @sarahsphotobooth on the win! This giveaway is now closed.Timex Expedition Field Chronograph and Timex 80 giveaway

In case you woke up this morning and thought, when is Father’s Day? It’s Sunday, June 21st! With less then 2 weeks out if you haven’t figured it out yet don’t worry, we’re posting some suggestions shortly.  Until then one of our top picks is a Timex watch! Whether he’s sporty, classic or more retro, Timex has a very affordable range of cool watches for him. And to celebrate dad’s big day, we’re giving one away!

As many of you know I’m on a huge workout kick! I’m not at the 6 month mark since my back surgery and can finally get back into my fitness routine. Plus with the weather being so nice I’m completely motivated. The only part of getting back into exercising that is such a pain is having enough, clean workout clothes. The good news is since getting out of the hospital we acquired a new addition to the Eurdolian residence — a washer/dryer!!!!