Posted 05/13/2013 by Chamberlin Elizabeth
It was an epic day at The Crosby Hotel. Last week IFB hosted a Q&A chat for the collaboration between our favorite pink hair designer, Chris Benz and Michael Knapp, Art Director of the new animated 3D feature film EPIC (in theaters May 24th). From the creators of Ice Aga, EPIC is an adventure comedy that tells the story of a teenage girl who finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, and teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save the world. The film stars the voices of Beyonce Knowles, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz and Amanda Seyfried.
After a short preview of the film Micheal Knapp went in detail showing some of the drawings and process behind the intricate designs for the character’s wardrobe in the movie. I was blown away by the amount of detail and process Continue Reading…
Posted 05/12/2013 by Lara
Happy Mother’s Day! As part of this day of celebration I wanted to highlight my mom, Audrey who is most definitely the reason I landed myself in the beauty industry. She’s someone who taught me to always invest in good skincare and beauty products and to keep experimenting. StyleBlazer recently did a feature asking bloggers to share what their mother’s taught them. (You can read what I wrote HERE.)
Now the thing about Audrey, she’s a tough customer. I give her products all the time, and very few make the cut. She’s not impressed by high price tags or Continue Reading…
Posted 05/10/2013 by Tiffany
It’s been a big season for Clinique, last month they dazzled us with launch of their CC cream that is still brightening even the dullest days, but now it’s time to give them a hand, literally so they can polish it with their new line of nail enamel. Of course this isn’t just any line of finger paint, Clinique is all about products that provide a beautiful solution. So what’s the problem you ask? Continue Reading…
Posted 05/09/2013 by Chamberlin Elizabeth
Mother’s Day is Sunday! Time is running out to get the most important lady in your life something to show her how much you care. Whether you have $10 or $100 here are 10 Awesome Gifts for less then a single Benjamin.
1. Flowers bring feelings of love, sincerity and appreciation. Give Mom a scent to remind her of springs beauty with Tocca’s newest Eau de Parfum addition Liliana ($68) full of intoxicating bouquets of the lily of the valley, and peony wafts as subtle Continue Reading…
Posted 05/08/2013 by Chamberlin Elizabeth
Jockey is known for their comfort, and now with as they re-collaborate with Rachel Zoe for another season, you can expect an update in fit and style. In a fun and playful presentation I got to see Jockey’s Fall 2013 Line. In addition to their classic fits ladies showed off the new cheekier cuts that have a sexier line and not as much full back coverage (aka mom fit). Styles come in an array of pop colors, patterns, with and without lace detail. Here’s a sneak peek!
Jockey showed off their Clean Edge fits which includes panties, in a boyshort and thong style. As well as their new anti-static Skimmies which uses high tech fabric to seamlessly reduce chaffing, suck in, and perk things up. Wear under 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 05/07/2013 by Lara
There’s something about at-home hair removal system that takes me back to my childhood and an era where I feel like every mom (and this teenager) was using them. Maybe it’s because I moved out of the suburbs and into NYC where there’s a salon on every other block or suddenly my busy schedule pushed me to exclusively use razors when left to my own vices, but somehow I can’t remember the last time I tried one.
Nair Hair Remover recently launched two NEW Brazilian Spa Clay Total Care one for your body and the other for your face. These two new depilatories join the popular Brazilian Spa Clay Line inspired by the beauty secrets and hair removal expertise of Brazil. Each product is infused with mango butter and açai berry known to moisturize the skin, and mineral-rich clay known to purify the skin. Promising ‘professional results at a fraction of the cost’, I sampled both products with incredible results. And with summer around the corner, smooth legs have never been more in season. Continue Reading…
Posted 05/06/2013 by Lara
I’m so excited to announce that I’m partnering with Wantable this month to help curate their spring make up box! If you’re not familiar with Wantable you should be beauty queens! It’s a subscription service where they hand pick 5 – 7 full-size products based on your beauty profile and shipped it to your door every month. You have the option to do a one time buy or subscribe for a monthly membership where you can pause or canceled at any time, so you’re never locked in. (Think Birchbox but instead of samples you get full size product.) Shippings and returns are always free so your happiness is guaranteed! Wantable also offers a jewelry box version which I’m a little obsessed with as well, considering accessories are my other vice.
This month they have just the products to help you ease into the final months of Spring and get ready for a Summer! Remember the quickest way to become a beauty expert, is to keep trying new products, and Wantable is an amazing way to do just that. By filling out your beauty profile (it’s quick) they’re able to customize the perfect box for you. Product offerings spans brow, eyeliner, blush, highlighters, lip color, nail polish, lash product, bronzer, brushes and eye shadow. You rate each product according to “love”, “like” or “dislike”. Any products in the “dislike” pile, you’ll never see in your box so if you only want eye products, that’s all you’ll get in your box, if you want a mix, you can fill out your profile accordingly. From there it will have you pick your favorite shades.
Some of my favorite products from this month include FACE Stockholm lipsticks + blush, Knock Out Cosmetics matte nail polish, Three Custom Color mini pressed powder, Cailyn eyeliner, and Manna Kadar transfix. (I mean how good looking is my block!). Plus prior to Wantable, I had never tried Cailyn or Manna Kadar, and I’m so glad for the introduction. All of these brands and products are available in the may box, plus many more!
Subscribe for $36/month or buy a single box for $40 (all valued between $80 and $100+). Each box is packed with 5- 7 full-size products hand-picked from unique, specialty, and premium brands and includes expert application tips and tricks.
Check it out for yourself at Wantable.com and let me know what you think!
Posted 05/05/2013 by Lara
The Makeup Show officially kicked off this morning (and runs through tomorrow) and spans 2 floors with over 85 beauty brands (including top brands like NARS, Make Up For Ever, OCC Makeup, Inglot, Stila, Smahbox…), 10 keynote speakers, and more then 20 seminars. An event truly dedicated to makeup artists with discounts on products (you otherwise never see), top educational speakers, and the opportunity to meet the creatives and founder behind the brands we love. This is where the leaders of the beauty industry will be and probably one of the most important networking events for anyone trying to break into beauty or has any questions on how to advance or develop their skills and career.
Last night, I joined the incredible the Director of Artistry for The Makeup Show, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine and celebrity makeup artist, James Vincent as he gave us bloggers a sneak preview of some of the products debuting at the show. And as you can tell from the goody bag above, there’s a lot to be excited about! I wish I had time to test everything out to tell you which booths are a must visit but here are a few of the products that instantly caught my eye…
OCC Makeup Lip Tar Staind Gloss – this is the only product I’ve had a chance to try and I’m IN LOVE. 5 years ago at The Makeup Show, David, OCC’s founder launched lip tar which is still one of the most pigmented HD lip products on the market and was one of the first innovators in that category. This season at The Makeup Show he’s launching Lip Tar Stained Gloss and it’s beautiful. The payoff and color that comes out of that small tube is incredible. And it’s so light (which is not something I would say about the original Lip Tar). It has great shine and is considerably softer shade then you see in the tube. I have shade Rhythm Box, which I thought would be a dark wine color but instead is more of a soft, bright raspberry shade. It’s so pretty!
The others that stood out were ALCONE MAKE-OFF professional make-up remover for eyes, face and lips. James went on about these remover pads and how it not only gets off everything (waterproof products and all) but doesn’t leave a film on your face. This makes it a lot easier for makeup artists that want to use it for touch ups possible since they have the ability to apply product over it without hassle.
Kevin Aucoin has a new eye palette, The Essential Eye Shadow Set that has a mix of black, olive and maroon (which are now acceptable for spring) mixed with a dusted blue and white.
The Magic Touch I’m extremely excited to try. It’s a new kind of makeup sponge that sqweegees your makeup on for a flawless application. It makes less product go further and last longer. The part about it hiding your pores and giving you perfect skin really spoke to me. If this can enhance everything from my foundation to bronzer application, I’m all in.
Brooklyn based Armour has a new nude pink lip gloss, Divine that’s so pretty. They have great glosses with beautiful finishes that don’t get messy or stuck in your hair.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Rouge — which is an existing dual sided stain and gloss that has been a staple in my makeup case since launching. At the show they are debuting their newest shade #16, which is a pretty bright fuchsia.
Stila is always launching fun, inexpensive mini lip glaze sets which are the perfect fit for any makeup case. Plus at $12 for 3 shades ($41 value), it’s a great brand for encouraging customers to try new shades and experiment with different colors. The newest trio, Harvest Set has vanilla, orchard and spice shades that range the gamete of bronze, pink and gold with a little sparkle.
So what are you waiting for, head to The Makeup Sho!
The Makeup Show starts Sunday, May 5th 9 – 6pm through Monday May 6th 9am – 5pm a the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NYC. For a complete list of participating brands, tickets, speakers and events, visit the makeupshow.com
Posted 05/05/2013 by Lara
John Wind Maximal Art Punchy Pink Initial Bracelets & Pop of Neon Pearl Necklaces $128 (individual charm also available separately for $22)
Neon accents put a twist on the traditional strand of pearls. Layered or Continue Reading…