Pretty Woman x Time Out New York x ME!

Scream!!!!! I got to be in a all day photoshoot with the cast of Pretty Woman the Musical and take them around NYC to some of the best spots to cool down in NYC, read the full article in timeout.com/newyork.

Ice Cream at Ample Hill. Photo Credit: Joshua Simpson.

Our visit included stops to Canal Street Market which is divided by shops on one end and a food market on the other. Followed by drinks at Gallow Green on the rooftop of the McKintrick Hotel (which is an epic rooftop bar/event space), and also houses the fantastically creepy interactive show/experience, Sleep No More, that is definitely worth checking out if you’re in NYC.

Gallow Green rooftop. Photo Credit: Joshua Simpson.

Lastly we stopped at Ample Hill for ice cream!!!!!!!!! Read all about at timeout.com/newyork.

All photos by Joshua Simpson, cast members from Pretty Woman the Musical included Orfeh, Eric Anderson, Allison Blackwell, Robby Clater, and Lauren Lim Jackson. Pretty Woman the Musical is showing through August 18th in NYC, if you haven’t seen it yet, drop everything! To call it engaging, and the most fun you’ll have sitting down is an under-statement. I smiled the entire time! For tickets visit prettywomanthemusical.com/tickets

Sharing our Favorite New Product in the NewBeauty Beauty Report Issue!

New Beauty Report Lara Eurdolian

It’s no secret, I’m a HUGE New Beauty fan! And I’m so honored to share one of my new favorite products in the latest Beauty Report issue. New Beauty introduced me to Definage a few years ago and I finally started using them at the beginning of the year. It’s a 4 step (mask, cleanser, moisturizer, serum) turned 5 step system with the addition of a new DefenAge 3D Eye Radiance Cream.

Happy National World Bee Day + a Tour Burt’s Bees HQ in North Carolina

To say I’ve had an awesome few weeks with Burt’s Bees would be an understatement. They are so aligned with everything I’ve been working on with my @insteadofmovement, and encouraging brands to be more sustainable and they share my love and appreciation of bees. We did some fun activations in Palm Springs during Coachella and recently in New York with my water bottle chain promoting hydration from the inside and out (their new Hydrating Stick is amazing on planes or when you need a hit of moisture and is so cooling!). Earlier this month I got to visit their headquarters in Durham, North Carolina and see where all the magic happens.

Welcome to Burt’s Bee’s! Tour inside Burt’s house and the offices!

Today, the UN celebrates the first ever World Bee Day (May 20th) to raise awareness of these tiny helpers and the role they play in ending hunger and achieving sustainable development. And in honor of this day I wanted to give you a tour of the office, Burt’s original cabin in Maine (which they moved onto the property), interior and all, and for you to meet their bees!

How to Organize Your Beauty Closet – Expert Tips from my Elle Decor and Spotlyte Features

My best organization hack: Ikea Alex organizers (the wide and skinny ones)

Spring cleaning is here and I’m also currently moving offices so I’ve been decluttering, donating and reorganizing my beauty closet like a mad woman. I had two amazing features this month, one with Elle Decor, the other with Spotlyte all focused around tips for storing/organizing your beauty products. I was also featured in an awesome article in Self last year that goes super in depth with their recommendations.

In the 10+ years of blogging and 15 years in the beauty industry, I’ve literally tried it all. And for me the Ikea Alex Drawers — both sizes, ALEX™ Drawer ($89) and ALEX Drawer Unit ($129) are the holy grail. For the latter I remove the casters and I stacked two on top of each other.

Most of the suggestions I read in these articles by other contributors are good for smaller beauty stashes (I definitely recommend reading them all for inspiration) but I’m highlighting a few that inspired me from each article. Check them out below but between all of these articles you should have what you need to get organized!

Elle Decor 7 Brilliant Ways to Organize and Store Your Makeup

Highlights: Mugs and candles to hold brushes (I do this too) and it’s a common hack but definitely noteworthy.

Acrylic Organizers in Drawers, amazon to container store have a lot of options but containers for inside your shelves is so necessary.

Spotlyte Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Beauty Stash — Straight from Editors and Influencers.

Highlights: Whitewashed Wooden Storage Bins with Handles ($12.99). You definitely need some type of box to put your products on a shelf, and I like the aesthetic of this suggestion by Andrew Fitzsimons, Celebrity Hairstylist.

The Clear Stackable Large Shoe Drawers (on sale $9.74 each) from The Container Store, another winner for when you need to see through your stash. A lot of the acrylic organizers are cute but not practical if you have a large stash I found this one to be genius and affordable. Awesome recommendation by Christen Dominique, Founder of Dominique Cosmetics