La Prairie Invite, SEPHORA launches The Beauty Insider Community, Rihanna keeps us on our feet!

Here are some of our favorite headlines to start your week in the know!  Happy Monday!

La Prairie is hosting ‘The Art of Caviar’ public exhibition on Thursday, September 7th from 10AM to 8PM at 3 West 57th Street in New York City. The exhibit celebrates the 30th anniversary of its iconic Skin Caviar Collection – combining art, science, and beauty with a select group of contemporary artists. RSVP@LAPRAIRIE.COM

Maybelline ups their influencer game. They just dropped their first influencer collection ever with Shayla and now announced they will be doing a YouTube series with NikkieTutorials.

Android users, protect yourself (it’s free!)

Tonight, I joined fitness expert and Bravo TV personality Layla Luciano for an awesome self-defense class in celebration of Security Master, the leading privacy protection, and antivirus app. Protecting yourself and your phone are two pretty important things. One takes work and the other is a simple download. Although if you do get attacked go for the groan and or eyes (my key takeaway of the night!).

Security Master just launched a new privacy and antivirus app to keep your phone safe and your personal matters discreet. Which is great since the whole internet security scare is real! I don’t even like to make online purchases on my phone, I’m so nervous about getting hacked.

Between my photos, passwords and all of my stored credit cards on my phone, it getting compromised is probably one of my worst nightmares. The new app is now available worldwide for free on Android devices (you can download it HERE). It’s a revamped version of the CM Security app, which is the leading privacy protection and antivirus app with almost 500 million downloads and a 4.7 rating (out of 5) on Google Play. The free app can keep you worry-free that everything on your phone is safely secured and protected.

This weeks top beauty picks from Urban Decay, Dr. Dennis Gross, Lancome, Ursa Major and more!

As you see from my unboxings and obnoxiously large beauty closet (err apartment) I’m starting a new weekly column of what makes it to the top of my list and cabinet. This week some big headliners like Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette to Lancome’s Monsieur Big Mascara made the count as well as ones that are probably not new and not sure how their amazingness hasn’t broken the internet by now — I’m talking about Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush. What’s going to be a weekly top 10 column, I had to make a top 11 since there’s so much good stuff!!

1. Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite EyeCare Pro LED Device, $159

You may have seen these funky LED glasses on your Instagram feed recently, and while you may look like a character out of a Spy Kids moving while wearing them, it’s 100% worth it! One of my all time faves, Dr. Dennis Gross launched this innovative anti-aging device featuring professional light therapy that has been proven to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as stimulate natural collagen production. Although I’m going to add in dark circle rescuing as well since I noticed a big difference. It’s the most efficient at-home solution — literally, clean your face, put it on, hit a button and it shuts off in 3 minutes. I find as I get busier if a gadget has too many steps or requirements around my face I lose interest. This one could not be more foolproof. So much so I’ve even gotten my boyfriend into using it. The other thing I love about gadgets, you can share, and you never run out of product! PS if you’re in NYC this Friday 8/18, the Dr. Dennis Gross pros will be at Sephora 34th Street (112 West 34th Street) from 11am – 7pm doing complimentary consultations and treatments. RSVP: [email protected]

2. Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush, $6

I picked this up at The Makeup Show and it’s been a total game changer! I used to shy away from gel or cream liners and favor liquid pens because I found the application so much more challenging. This brush changed that for me. It makes applying eyeliner so quick, even and easy that if you’re a cat-eye enthusiast (or general liner enthusiast), this one’s for you. This handy little tool features a fuss free silicone tip that allows for smooth and precise liquid, gel or cream eyeliner application, plus, it’s super easy to clean. It doesn’t have hairs! It’s a silicone tip. GENIUS!

3. Ursa Major Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum, $54

So many of my favorite ingredients including Vitamin C and Rose hip in one super natural and clean beauty product that brightens and evens skintone while tapping into the anti-aging category to minimize fine lines and dark spots. This radiance booster is super lightweight, moisturizing, absorbs beautifully for an all around exquisite formula. You can wear it alone as a moisturizer or layer it beneath your foundation or night cream for added protection. You’ll notice over time with continued use that your skin tone will be brighter and more even! And it’s great for all skin types!

I’m Profiled in Vanity Fair!

Freak out of the century! It’s not every day that you get to see your face within the pages of Vanity Fair! For the August 2017 issues, I was lucky enough to be profiled as one of Vanity Fair’s “incredibly talented, influential and interesting people.” Could you die?! The cherry on top — actually there was two, the first being they mentioned Charlie, as my “favorite sidekick” and tagged his Instagram @pompomcharlie. DEAD.

The other major highlight, was the August issue features Serena Williams (who I’m obsessed with) and her bare baby bump on the cover, so let’s just chalk it up to this was a very iconic issue to be included in. Major congrats to Serena and her fiancé Alexis Ohanian, who is ~ fun fact~the founder of Reddit, and even more fun, Armenian, just like me! I love seeing magazines who show love to strong women, it’s an honor to have my name in a publication featuring the legendary Serena Williams.