Posted 05/23/2013 by Lara
Tuesday night I joined The Glam Network and Smirnoff for a much needed girls night out. Hosted at the NYC nail salon, tenoverten we we’re treated to makeovers, mani + pedi’s, massages, tarot card readings, a sushi dinner and an assortment of cocktails using Smirnoff’s new Sorbet Light vodka. Available in three flavors, Mango Passion Fruit, Lemon and Raspberry Pomegranate, Smirnoff had a list of specialty cocktails using their new infused vodka line. I opted to try all three and while I was impressed by the light refreshing taste of them all, hands down their Smirnoff Sorbet Light Mango Passion Fizz cocktail was my favorite (Note the recipe: Mango Passion Fruit Smirnoff Sorbet Light, Fresh Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup or Agave Nectar, Club Soda or Basil Leaves). It may just be my new summer drink!
No girls (or shall I say ladies…) night out would be complete without a gal pal to enjoy it with. I was fortunate to bring one of my favorite makeup artists and good friend, (we used to work at NARS together) Jenny Smith! Sitting in a-joining mani/pedi stations, catching up on life, while getting our nails done reminded me of High School — only this time it came with alcohol. New rule, Continue Reading…
Posted 05/22/2013 by Lara
Many of you know my friend and colleague Jeremy Goldman (aka @jeremarketer on twitter) from our stints at Jurlique and Kiehl’s together (before we split off and he went on to Temptu, and then to Unilever to launch a new brand. Now pay attention (especially you want-to-be social media experts), Goldman recently wrote the book Going Social: Excite Customers, Generate Buzz, and Energize Your Brand with the Power of Social Media. It’s a great guidebook for those of you looking to take your social media marketing to the next level, and features case studies of Bonobos, Modcloth, DKNY, and many more! It’s a great read which I’m not saying just because I may or may not be in the forward;)
So here’s the good news your you (and you’r bank account). Amazon just picked up picked up Going Social for its “Kindle Big Deal” promotion! From now until this coming Memorial Day, they’ve dropped the eBook price from $19.95 to just $1.99! Be sure to pick up your Kindle copy if you haven’t already.
Of course, if you want to simply tweet your support for the book, just go here and post away! Happy reading!
Posted 05/20/2013 by Chamberlin Elizabeth
As a girl constantly on the go I am always looking for ways to make my bag a little lighter and more efficient while still having all the essentials I need on hand. Basically if it doesn’t fit in my carry-on-bag it isn’t coming. Having recently stopped by the Blog Meets Brand! event, I had the pleasure of meeting with the Elizabeth Arden team and learning some travel beauty tips from their Global Makeup Artist, Rebecca Restrepo.
Whether you will be away for a few days or weeks the Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum let you can bring just enough capsules for however long your away. They are compact and individually packed to ensure fresh product every time you apply. Ceramides comprise of 50% of the essential lipids found in the skin and are essential in maintaining defense against sign of aging. Rebecca Restrepo’s tip: apply mid-flight for extra hydration and also can be used as a makeup primer.
Since skin can get really dehydrated when flying another must have in the bag: The legendary Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream (created by Ms. Arden herself in 1930 and has yet to be changed) Rebecca Restrepo’s tip: apply to lips and use on hands and elbows throughout the flight. Warm up the product in the palms of your hands before applying to the skin to help activate Continue Reading…
Posted 05/16/2013 by Lara
May has been one of the most rewarding and busiest months for my blog. (And I say that with utter excitement). Under any other circumstances taking on 7 – 10 hour work days would seem intolerable, however with all of the new brands I’m meeting with, online features I’ve been asked to contribute to, events I’m hosting, and partnership I’ve had the opportunity to participate in, I’ve never feel more energetic in my life! I can not wait to share all of these collaborations!
The one tole that these long hours has taken is that on my personal life and workout goals (although running around the city almost counts as a regimen). So one thing I’m committed to this summer is picking up new fitness activities, and spending more quality time with my friends and family. And I’m kicking off these resolutions starting next week. Smirnoff is hosting a Stir Up Your Summer soiree, where I get to bring a friend for a night of pampering (doesn’t that sound so perfect right now?). Mani’s, pedi’s, massages and a bottomless glass of Smirnoff Sorbet Cocktails. I could not be looking any more forward to this girls night and some much needed relaxing and gal pal time. I’ve also Continue Reading…
Posted 05/07/2013 by Chamberlin Elizabeth
I can not think of a better designer to bring the glam back into flying then Vivienne Westwood. The collaboration between the two British brands will be long term as Virgin Atlantic plans to redesign uniforms across all areas in the flight crew in 2014. I am also delighted to learn Continue Reading…
Posted 05/04/2013 by Chamberlin Elizabeth
Until now I did not believe it was possible to achieve a whiter smile with this product grade without equally achieving incredibly sensitive teeth. With LUSTER PRO LIGHT TEETH WHITENING SYSTEM I had quick results and was still able to drink everything from cold water to hot tea without sensitivity. Developed by dentists, Continue Reading…
Posted 04/30/2013 by Lara
Make a difference this week, and join Only Make Believe, for their first ever SPiN OUT OF SPRING event on May 3rd from 7 – 9:30pm. Hosted at the swanky, social table tennis club, SPiN New York, (you all know how much I love this place), the evening will consist of a ping pong tournament, music, complimentary beer/wine, silent auctions and more! Co-chairs for the event include Josh Lucas, who will be in attendance as well as Susan Sarandon, Rachel Weisz, Petra Nemcova, John Hardiman and Brad Oscar.
“I am excited to spend an evening with the Only Make Believe team and this beautiful organization’s supporters at the cool NYC spot SPiN. OMB has held a dear place in my heart for many years. The experience of what OMB brings into hospitals and institutions is like watching a magical whimsical children’s book come to life. Watching the laughter, joy, and creativity build as the team of actor’s perform and involve their audience is truly special and this great organization’s growing success and expansion is well deserved. I am looking forward to an evening of ping pong and hellos.” - Josh Lucas
WHAT: ONLY MAKE BELIEVE’S SPiN OUT OF SPRING! Event for Young Professionals and the Young at Heart
WHERE: SPiN: NYC | 48 E. 23rd St. | NEW YORK, NY
WHEN: May 3rd | Main Event & Tournament: 7:00PM – 9:30PM |
COST: Please visit: spin.charityhappenings.org
ABOUT ONLY MAKE BELIEVE: Founded by Dena Hammerstein in 1999 in memory of her late husband, Broadway producer and director James Hammerstein, son of Oscar Hammerstein part of the legendary musical writing and composing duo Rodgers and Hammerstein. The organization was created to bring live interactive theater free-of-charge to children living with chronic illnesses and disabilities. Only Make Believe provides theatrical workshops conducted by teams of professional actors, once a week for six weeks, free-of-charge to hospitals and other medical institutions.
Hope to see you there!
Posted 04/20/2013 by Lara
As some of you may remember, I partnered with the Glam Network a few months back to part-take in mini-webisode hosted by U by Kotex. With 10 other bloggers, 2 Kotex ambassadors (Kat of TheeKatsMeoww and Vanessa or Read My Lips), and 1 moderator (Caitlin from Healthy Tipping Point) by my side. We sat around a table having true girl talk. Everything from online bullying, women empowerment to the amount of mis-information out there and lack of good resources for girls today that have questions about sex, periods, and other feminine related issues (because who really wants to ask a question in sex ed? And often times this isn’t a subject we feel comfortable discussing with our parents or friends). Continue Reading…
Posted 04/15/2013 by Lara
Well this is major… Join Oscar de la Renta in celebration of his latest fragrance, Something Blue, and meet the designer with your purchase.
WHO: Join Mr. de la Renta in celebrating the launch and meet with iconic designer.
WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 6:00pm Meet Mr. de la Renta
WHERE: Bloomingdales, 1000 Third Avenue at 59th Street, New York, NY 10022. Fragrances on 1
A scent that makes a woman feel her most beautiful, Something Blue celebrates life’s most magical moments. A woman’s good luck charm for when she wants to feel her most vibrant. Feminine, romantic and full of life, Something Blue is a fragrance to cherish forever.
There will be an opportunity to purchase an exclusive Something Blue gift box, only available during the event. The gift box contains a 1.7oz Eau de Parfum Spray, 7.0oz Fragrance Candle, 4ml Deluxe Mini, 1ml Purse Vial and a Charm Necklace designed by Mr. de la Renta for $150.
Posted 04/08/2013 by Lara
If you’re in the beauty biz, especially packaging, product development, or sourcing don’t miss out on HBA Global. Hosted every year at the Jacob Javitts center in NYC the trade show exhibits hundreds of beauty suppliers ready to be sourced on the show floor as well as offers educational program with 50+ seminars. It’s a whole week of networking, education as well as industry events. In addition, HBA Global recently added SPLAH! Pavilion which highlights more than 20 new emerging brands.
HBA Global is set to take place June 18 – 20th with the International Package Design Awards Cocktail Reception hosted on June 19th.
Sign up today and register for a FREE exhibits pass, PLUS save up to $300 off any conference pass!
For show information and our list of exhibitors, visit www.hbaexpo.com