Intelligent Nutrients opened their first store in NYC this month at One Fifth Avenue on the corner of 5th Ave and 8th Street near Washington Square Park. As some of you know I’ve been on a ‘clean beauty’ kick and it doesn’t get any safer than Intelligent Nutrients. Founded by “the father of Safe Cosmetics” Horst Rechelbacher, who was also the founder of Aveda, they offer an extensive range of USDA Certified Organic Hair and Body Products. Today the company is run by his wife Kiran Stordalen and daughter Nicole Rechelbacher. (I’m a little obsessed with his daughter and may or may not bought similar aviator glasses after meeting her).


Up until now I’ve been getting my Intelligent Nutrients fix at ABC Carpet & Home Apothecary, which carries a limited line. Walking into the store was eye-opening on just how vast the collection is. They also offer FaceLove Fitness sessions — don’t worry, you don’t do any of the working out. You basically lean back in a chair (30 – 45min sessions available), while your instructor gives you the most amazing face massage of your life.  Incorporating muscle movement-skin firming massage and interval face muscle resistance training to wake up your skin, you walk out so refreshed.


A few weeks back I had the pleasure of having lunch with one of the industies best, Terry de Gunzburg, founder of By Terry for the launch of her new Rouge-Expert Click Stick. A click lipstick is so appropriate considering Terry is the click queen — she’s the one that developed the YSL’s iconic Touche Eclat in 1992 before starting her own line. The tear drop like shape of these lipsticks creates a hybrid three-in-one wonder product for your lips. It lines flawlessly the way you would with a lip liner, wears comfortably with a cream-like formula that isn’t to heavy with lipstick comfort and completely nourishes with balm-like conditioning. Click it about ten times to release the color and then click up everytime you need more product. This collection includes 25 cult-worthy shades range from bright to barely there, nudes to darks.




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This week I did nothing but pack and try to get ready for the 4 trips I have coming up, starting with Lisbon on Monday! I did such a good job packing and getting all the forms — and multiple vet, office, airport visits — to bring Charlie with me (it just costs as much as a human ticket in certifications and fees and two days of your time but no biggie) that I decided to reward myself with taking the morning off from adulting to join Disney and ahem, costume designer, Colleen Atwood for a tea party in celebration of Alice Through the Looking Glass, which comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray this Tuesday, October 18th. I brought my sister and Charlie since we’re all huge Alice fans, and had a blast in the photobooth — Charlie steals the show as the Cheshire Cat.

With my fellow New Beauty Tastemakers, Danielle Gray and Milly Almodovar

Earlier this month, I was really honored to join New Beauty Magazine for their Tastemaker event, as one of their tastemakers! Hosted at the New Beauty offices in Rockefeller Center, it was basically speed dating, with beauty brands — my kind of dating! Each tastemaker had their own table and then brands would rotate visiting me (on a timer) and tell me about their companies and new product launches. There were so many cool indie beauty brand, many of which I worked with in the past so it was exciting to catch up with the founders and hear about the progress their brands had made. While there wasn’t time to meet with every brand in attendance, here were some of my favorites and brands you should have on your radar:new-beauty-tastemaker-event

Grande Cosmetics

Grande Cosmetics also has a special place in my heart. I discovered them when I was judging the ICMAD awards a few years ago and they blew it out of the water! Their liquid liner won my vote for the category because it was by far the best product choice in the category. EVERYTHING I’ve used from the brand since has blown me away, I love their GrandBROW-FIll! Their latest addition is a Grande Lips, a collection of lip plumpers available in clear and six additional colors, including my dream pink! It’s the best plumper I’ve used yet, it tingles and plumps and they offer a great shade range. This is a brand to have on your radar! Check it out at

Dermarche Labs

Dermarche Labs has a variety of products including Roloxin Lift, which funny enough I was at the launch of this event in 2014! It also won the Allure best of beauty award that year. It’s the perfect mask for when you need to rebook skin since it instantly lifts, hydrates and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and pores. How it works is you activate the formula by massaging the sachet in your hands for 20 seconds, then cleanse and lightly dampen your skin and apply the formula to your face for 7-10 minute or until it dries. Then rinse it off and apply your moisturizer or continue with your regular beauty routine — your skin will feel instantly more even, and your skin will be so soft and glowing! I also learned about two new products Fullfill, which is a big dose of Hyaluronic Acid which is a plumper and wrinkle filler. As well as Biorewind which is two part serum — an AM Full-Spectrum Antioxidant Serum and PM Pro-Grade Retinoid Repairing serum.

LiftLab Skincare

Another really cool brand which is basically from my hometown in Massachusetts. I first learned about Lift Lab from Caravan Stylist Studio when they gave me a sample of their face wash. It was phenomenal.  It was


It’s been a lot of change recently. Between going blonde and finding out I’m nearsighted — which I have LensCrafters to thanks for! It’s been a really fun week of playing dress up. If you missed my post on my eye process, check it out HERE.  They made the whole process digital so all you do is look in a machine and then the Ophthalmologist shows you a scan of your eye and tells you things like you’re nearsighted! In all honesty, I’m getting a little carried away. I don’t have to wear them fro walks in the park, they are mostly for reading and my endless hours in front of the computer writing. Something I’m actually trying to cut down on a bit.lenscrafters-miu-miu-glasses-white-crow-brand-corderoy-skirt

Outfit Details:

Miu Miu glasses c/o LensCrafters

Wool Turtleneck Sweater c/o Lafayette 148

Austin Corduroy Skirt c/o White Crow

Kyboe! Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch

Soho Backpack c/o Henri Bendel

Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Over-the-Knee Boots

Nail polish c/o Maxus in shade Respectedlara-eurdolian-lenscrafters-miu-miu-glasses miu-miu-glasses-black-turtleneck-maxus-nail-polish miu-miu-glasses-henri-bendel-backpack-black-kyboe-watch


It’s been a lot recently so I’m embracing fall and planning some trips. I’m more creative when I get away and am heading to Lisbon on Monday! NYC will always have my heart, but it’s been a lot of running around recently. Fall is one of my favorite seasons though. Leaves in the air, autumn colors… I love this Corduroy Skirt skirt I got during fashion week and my Henri Bendel Soho Backpack. I feel like I’m back in the 90’s getting ready for school. A black turtleneck is a staple but I’ve been having trouble replacing a Marni one I had for 6+ years (it needed to be retired last year) and had some luck with this Lafayette 148 Wool Turtleneck Sweater. I’m working on building my fall staples. I’ve also been wearing my Kyboe! watch non-stop. I just booked my flight to Miami for Art Basel which is where I discovered the brand; now every time I wear it I think of warmer days to come. Lastly Maxus came out with the perfect fall wine nail polish shade as part of their Empower Collection, it’s called Respected and it has a gel like finish.

Happy fall everyone! xoLara


It was a family affair at LensCrafters last week when James and I (and Charlie!) went to for a Clarifye eye exam. James is nearly blind and was overdue to get his eyes checked and update his prescription and I haven’t had an eye exam in over a decade. Which is pretty bad since I think you’re supposed to do it every year or so. From what I remember about the process it’s anything but pleasant, droppers in your eye, blurring your vision and tests for what feels like days. I’m so appreciative LensCrafters gave us the extra nudge to come in to try out their new technology making everything easy and digital (no drops required) and so fast. I’ll admit, I assumed my vision was perfect, at least for the big stuff, like everyday life. But I have noticed the fonts on the back of my beauty products have been getting smaller and harder to read. Which begged the million dollar question — was it the smaller font or do I need glasses?lenscrafters-rayban-glasses-clarifeye

Well let me tell you, I was excited to find out. I actually wanted glasses growing up and remember being disappointment in high school when the doctor said my vision was perfect. I wasn’t remotely attracted to the idea of contacts but I did feel like I was missing out on the fashion of glasses (It wasn’t cool back then to wear fakes since it was considered trying to hard). Fast forward to last week when James and I were blown away by LensCrafters Clarifye digital eye exam. We each looked into some machines that instantly scanned our eyes — they check our vision, producing detailed pictures of our retina and eye health, measuring 5x more optical characteristics then that of a visual exam (it also checked us for glaucoma).

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Celebrating with Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren the Viktor&Rolf Magic collection

Last night was a dream. I met two of my all time favorite designers, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren aka Viktor&Rolf to celebrate their latest fragrance collection, Magic!

As Beauty Magicians, Viktor & Rolf believe everyone needs a little magic in their lives and to help spread the magic they created a collection of six magic potions – fragrance illusions with a magical twist. The whole event was stunning, hosted at Academy Mansion, an actual Mansion in NYC with magician Dan White levitating people and showing us the impossible, the whole night was magic. In the magical world the impossible is possible. The six scents are:viktorrolf-magic-fragrance-dirty-trick-liquid-diamonds-sage-spell-sparkling-secret-dancing-roses-lavender-illusion

Dirty Trick – Classified as an Oriental Leathery scent, it’s a unique mix of Iris and Ink Accord, and was possibly my favorite of the collection!

Liquid Diamonds –  The most floral of the collection it’s inspired by peonies, which like diamonds has many facets. Blending Peony accord with pink pepper, Bulgarian rose, patchouli and musks it kind of has a floral powdery effect that makes me think this is what laundry smells like in heaven.

Sage Spell – Casting a spell with sage and Absinthe the fragrance sparkles with notes of pink grapefruit essences, pink pepper and peppermint essences. 


Outfit Details:

Castaway Nantucket Wool Ankle Capri Tartan Pants and LS White Oxford With Royal Stewart shirt ** I’m usually a size 2 in pants and wore a size 6

Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses

Daniel Wellington Classic Bristol watch

Anna Verry Jacket

Lafayette 148 Namaro City Shoecastaway-nantucket-wool-plaid-pants-rayban-sunglasses



Yesterday was a dream. Castaway Nantucket hosted an intimate boat ride around New York City. With perfect views of the skyline and around the Statue of Liberty, we could not ask for better weather. The two brothers photoed above are the men behind the brand, bringing to life coastal clothing and Nantucket lifestyle of embroidered shorts and pants, seersucker shirts, prints and now emoji’s! I’m originally from Boston so It’s second nature going back to my preppy routes.

As part of the Barton & Gray Mariners Club we boarded a beautiful Hinckley boat and coasted the afternoon away. It’s not everyday a Tuesday can feel like Friday or that I’m ever this relaxed in this city! It’s amazing what some fresh air and afternoon rose can do for a person.

Thank you Castaway Nantucket for having me!


No really, Lipstick is my vice. Even after being in the beauty industry for over ten years, it’s still a thrill opening a gorgeous lipstick shade.  I was really fortunate to be apart of the Urban Decay mega lipstick launch a couple of months ago, back in May, when the did a complete lipstick revamp launching 100 reformulated shades (74 of which were completely new!) as part of the Vice Lipstick collection ($17 each). They teamed up with 100 influencers for each to be the face of one of the shades.


Being the bright pink queen that I am, I was matched with shade, Jilted (you can see the whole lookbook and everyone featured HERE). It was pretty surreal to see my face on Urban Decay’s website. They really are one of my all time favorite makeup brands and just embrace color and cater to so many different ethnicities. Granted, they picked a really strange image of me — I look so angry, ha! But I’ll take it! It’s hard to believe 3 months ago i had purple and green hair and now I’m a bleach blonde. Jilted is a deep fuchsia shimmer cream lipstick with blue shift. The massive lipstick assortment range in six different finishes from mattes, creams, to sheers.

urban-decay-vice-lipstick-jilsted-fuschia-pinkSwatch of shade Jilted

Now for the holidays they have launched two new limited edition Vice palettes, Blackmail and Junkie. They are a steal at $35 and feature 12 Vice Lipstick shades and the Vice Lip Brush, which is retractable. I’ve been seeing them all over Instagram but not swatched out and I think that’s key to these palettes since the finishes range. The colors you see in the pans completely transforms for a lot of them when you put them on. I only have the Blackmail palette, swatched below:

urban-decay-vice-lipstick-palette-blackmailLeft to right, top row: Sheer Shame, Firebirth, Big Bang, Disobedient, EZ, and 714. Bottom Row: Vanished, 1993, Ex-Girlgriend, Amulet, Conspiracy, and Blackmail.

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Last night was one for the books! Charlotte Tilbury hosted a private master makeup class as part of her major launch event at Bloomingdale’s to debut her exclusive new “Miss Bloomingdale’s Uptown Girl”  at their flagship store on 59th Street.F rom the moment I walked into Bloomingdale’s the energy was on fire, so many fun displays everywhere! Clearly Charlie was having a great time…

Doing my makeup to Charlotte Tilbury is epic!
Doing my makeup to Charlotte Tilbury was epic!

I’ve met Charlotte a number of times between her personal appearances, fashion week events and backstage at fashion week but I feel like everything was leading up to this moment where I got to take a makeup class with her at the helm.  

clive-christian-noble-no7-vii-perfumeI’ve had a really blessed week. Minus the terrible NYC weather and my allergies trying to keep me down, I met so many beauty heroes, including Clive Christian earlier this week! For me, Clive Christian has always been this mythical person. Super mysterious, probably because he’s British and has what seems like this heritage fragrance brand that would date back to a royals in the 17th century. But alas he’s only been doing fragrance since 1999, starting with fragrance No. 1 which quickly earned him the crown for creating “the worlds most expensive perfume”.  No mater in date, his fragrances carry that elegance and regal feel (the caps are even crowns). And it should be noted he was very established (or maybe famous is a more appropriate word) in the world of interiors when he introduced fragrance as an extension of his brand.  I took none of that lightly as I walked into the ever elegant Baccarat Hotel, to meet him and hear about his latest fragrance pair, Noble VII Cosmos Flower and Rose Rock.


So just a few notes on brand for anyone looking to get more acquainted, Noble VII is in fact the 7th fragrance pair. And he launches every new fragrance as a pair (so technically its the 13th and 14th scent in the collection). Back in the day you could say the pairings were a feminine and masculine scent but now all the lines are blurred with so consider it unisex with one leaning more in one direction.

The Original Collection featured the first three scent pairs, followed by the Private Collection, which featured the next 3 pairings, and now in a new category we have the seventh scent pairing, Noble VII available in Cosmos Flower and Rock Rose.


Inspired by his magnificent residence, specifically the exquisite garden, which to give you some idea of how vast and stunning this property is it was Queen Anne’s residence in 1730! And of course it’s in the English countryside which just adds to the romance (click HERE to see an image and learn more about the residence).


While the rest of the world was getting ready to watch the presidential debate last night, I was on my way to the set of Amazon’s show, StyleCode Live to join hosts Frankie Grande and Rachel Smith and film a segment on my vanity must-haves! Don’t worry, while it’s filmed live you can watch it anytime and get the 411 on my favorite vanity mirrors, organizers, brushes and so many more fun must haves! (Link below to watch)


swarovski-crystal-bracelet-cynthia-rowley-bell-sleeve-dressOutfit details:

Cynthia Rowley Bonded Suede Bell Sleeve Dress 

Swarovski Crystal Dust Bangle Double black bracelet and single white cuff

Jean Paul Gaultier for Atelier Swarovski Reverse Necklace Tie

Kenneth Cole reptile booties (similar)


I did get some compliments on my “tan” legs and it was all Vita Liberata Tan Mousse – in dark (which is perfection and amazing on it’s own) with a little bit of St. Tropez Self Tan Luxe Dry Oil on top for more of that sheen, glow finish. This was probably the only time I saw myself on screen and thought the camera took of ten pounds.


Head to to watch the segment live (scroll in 17 minutes and 30 seconds) and if you look at the tab below the screen that says “Your Vanity Checklist” it features all of the products I’m talking about in the segment with direct links.

Thank you to everyone that tuned in and to StyleCode Live for having me! xoLara


Calling all teenagers (and adults)! Sephora Teen has made it easy for you to dive head first into the world of beauty with confidence.  Sephora offers beauty classes for all — how to apply lashes, no-makeup up, contouring and their latest a class for teens!

Starting a beauty ritual can seem overwhelming with so many exciting products to choose from. So Sephora is introducing a brand new class dedicated entirely on educating teens on how to look and feel their best. The 90 minute Teen Makeup Class focuses on finding the perfect products in a pressure free environment where teens can feel comfortable exploring and learning with the help of Sephora’s expert coaches. Whether they want to learn an easy everyday look, or they are trying to broaden their makeup knowledge, Sephora is the place to go to for getting an education in a comfortable environment.

nars-velvet-lip-gloss-swatches-reviewNARS latest lippie, Velvet Lip Glide is the perfect marriage between a liquid lip and gloss in one. It goes on smooth with great pigment and high shine. The color range features 13 phenomenal shades which ranges from pretty nudes, bright pinks and reds to a range of wines to plums with a brown thrown in.


Swatched left to right here are the shades:

  • Stripped – beige pink
  • Unlaced – nude pink
  • Playpen – pink coral
  • Bound – rose pink
  • Danceteria – fuchsia
  • La Main Bleue – rich berry
  • Mineshaft – poppy red
  • No. 54 – raspberry red
  • Le Palace – deep cherry red
  • Unspeakable – garnet
  • Toy – deep aubergine
  • Area – rich chestnut
  • Devaint – deep burgundy


I assume the “velvet” is more directed to the sheen, since the finish is smooth and not textured like you would see from a matte. It’s great on it’s own and mixes beautifully with lipsticks and other lip products to adjust the shade should you want to or extend the wear. On it’s own it does have some staying power but like most gloss finishes diminishes as you drink, eat… My suggestion though if you want longer stay power is to put a matching lip liner or longwear lipstick under it and then apply on top. It will help keep it put and last longer then a glass of wine (or several). Plus whatever is underneath doesn’t mess with it’s brilliant finish on top, which makes lips look smooth and hydrated.

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When it comes to fashion week I always bring out the big guns of skincare to help deal with my lack of sleep, over intake of caffeine and more glasses of champagne then I care to admit. I’ve recently partnered with Pulsaderm, which offers a full range of skincare devices that I played with during the NYFW Beauty Bar Event.


Some of you saw me demo the Sonic Washcloth at the event on snapchat where I took off a models heavy body makeup, which was covering her back tattoo, in seconds. I took the device home (which ahem is only $45!) that day and considering how much makeup I was wearing – and with the heat – was melting into my pores, having the Sonic Washcloth, was the biggest saver.


I’ve been using it religiously every morning and night since – it’s a now a staple in my NYFW (and everyday skincare) routine. Available in a bunch of different colors (I have pink!), it’s great for travel and so easy to use. Just splash water on your face, apply your cleanser to the device and then use it on your face for 1-2minutes. Wash it off and you’re skin feels amazing. It helps face wash work more effectively! In clinical trials they found it cleans your skin 97% better than manual cleansing alone. I found a clear difference in how my pores and skin felt after using the same face wash with and without it after just one use. And it’s only gotten better throughout the past week.


I’ve owned several sonic devices but this is the first that doesn’t have a brush head I have to replace every three months. This is very convenient since I don’t want bacteria getting into my skin. Made with medical grade silicone and ultra-hygienic surface, there’s no fear of anything funky getting in contact with my skin. It’s ultra-convenient, especially since I’m on the go so much, I don’t have to worry about it getting dirty in my travel bag.

The brush is great for all skin types, sensitive included and has two speed settings; setting one, 5,000 pulses per minute in setting two does 10,000. It’s battery operated and water resistant so you can leave it and use it in the shower. The only other silicone brush I know of on the market runs upwards of $150 but this one is only $45!

The best part about Pulsaderm is that they offer a 90-day “Try Me” guarantee and 2 year product warranty so you can shop confidently on their devices.

Thank you Pulsaderm for partnering with me on this post!