Here are 6 things we’re currently obsessing over — most of which are going down this week!
1. The Derek Zoolander Center for People Who Don’t Age Good Opens this Week!
Kiehl’s is opening The Derek Zoolander Center for People Who Don’t Age Good and you’re invited! The skincare brand is partnering with Zoolander 2 to bring a state of the art, anti-aging center in NYC. Located on the corner of 8thAve & 14th St for one week only! At the Center, guests will be able to experience an interactive and complimentary 6.5 step program to ensure amazing skin. Open to the public, check it out Tuesday Feb 9th – Thursday, Feb 11th from 4-8PM; Friday, Feb 12th , 3-9PM, and Saturday, Feb 13th, 12–6PM. The skincare brand is also launching two exclusive sets including “The Ridiculously Youthful Collection” unisex anti-aging kit ($26 USD) and “The Blue Kiehl’s men’s kit ($25 USD). Follow me on snapchat: @prettyconnected if you can’t make it and want to peek inside, I’ll for sure be stopping by this week.
2. C. Wonder is back with Brad Goreski as the new Creative Director
Mark your calendar’s for March 3rd when C. Wonder heads over to QVC. The recently acquired brand will be exclusive to QVC and boasts Brad Goreski as their new creative director! We got a sneak preview of the spring collection and it’s on point with all the merchandise we remember from the retailer: vibrant printed bags, enamel cuffs and jewelry, preppy clothes, fun flats and of course those signature bikes we wish we snagged before their stores closed. (Now we can!).
3. We’re Featured in the Caravan Stylist x Save The Garment Center Map Project On Display this Week for Auction!
Claudine DeSola of Caravan Stylist Studio asked New York “creatives,” ranging from bloggers, editors, photographers, artists, designers and TV personalities – including Charlotte Ronson, Shoshanna, Patricia Underwood, Byron Lars, Alice & Trixie, Dana Bronfman, and Me! to inventively decorate New York maps with a tailored selection of their top 5 destinations in NYC. I of course got carried away and picked 13 destinations. Mine folds up into a little square and comes with a notebook so you can take notes of your NYC trip. It’s also great framed flat! During Fashion Week, the original maps from all of the creatives, will be on display and auctioned off at The Gregory Hotel with proceeds going to Save The Garment Center, whose mission is to promote, preserve and save New York City as the fashion capital of the world.
This event is open to the public and the maps will be on display at the Gregory Hotel, 42 West 35th Street, NYC on February 11th-13th and 15th-17th from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. There are so many amazing ones up for grabs!
4. Beauty Crawl with ‘And I Get Dressed’: Sephora vs. Ricky’s
We all need a beauty blogger in our lives someone who listens to what you’re looking for in a product and then tells you what you need. This week in @itsmekellieb’s latest youtube video for And I Get Dressed I’m just that to take her on a tour of Sephora and Ricky’s. Top Sephora beauty picks for black eyeliner goes to NARS Kohliner. Best lip pencils: Tarte Lip Crayons. Best matte liquid lipsticks goes to Stila Stay All Day, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick. Ricky’s excels more for hair and then expands in other categories of beauty. Instead of carrying a full line of one brand they usually take the top pick or cult favorite. And offer a great range of high and low prices. It’s also the place to get crazy eyelashes and more eccentric beauty finds which is why they are so known for their Halloween pop-ups. Watch the video for a peek at our day. Have any beauty questions? Tweet me or send me a snapchat: @prettyconnected or leave me a comment.
Say goodbye to Greene Street, Space.NK just moved a short walk away to Nolita and is now open at 31 Prince Street. As if any beauty lover needed an excuse to pop over, I’m about to give you one (actually 25)! This Wednesday, February 11th, Space NK will host the “Sprint Beauty Edit” at all of their US Space NK locations where guests can meet with experts for makeovers, advice and tips For any shoppers that spend $250+ they will receive this gift featuring 25 coveted products valued well over $400. (The gift is available to N. Dulge members Feb 9-10th). Filled with deluxe, travel, and full-size items the gift includes:
Gift includes: Space NK Limited Edition Cosmetic Bag, 111SKIN Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel NAC Y2 (5ml), Bumble & bumble Straight Blow Dry (15ml), By Terry Mascara Terrybly in Black Parti-Pris (4g), Chantecaille Bio Lifting Cream+ (5ml), Diptyque Candle (assorted scents, 35g), Eve Lom Cleanser (20ml plus muslin cloth), Goldfaden MD Plant Profusion Regenerative Night Cream (7ml), Juara Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel (59ml), Kat Burki Complete B Eye Crème Concentrate (5ml), Kevyn Aucoin The Eye Pencil Primatif in Defining Navy (0.024oz), Lancer The Method: Polish (0.5oz), Lilah B Divine Duo Lip & Cheek trio in b.real, b.fearless, & b.sassy (0.6g x3), Lipstick Queen Vesuvius Liquid Lipstick in Vesuvian Candy (full-size), Lord & Berry 20100 Crayon Lipstick in Intimacy (0.06oz), Malin + Goetz Grapefruit Face Cleanser (15ml), MD Solar Sciences Mineral Crème SPF50 (.25oz), Mila Moursi Revitalizing & Beautifying Oil (8ml), Mio Workout Wonder (30 ml), Natura Bissé The Cure Sheer Cream (3ml), Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream (15ml), Philip B. Light-Weight Deep Conditioner (0.5 fl oz), Radical Skincare Advanced Peptide Antioxidant Serum (8ml), Ren Keep Young and Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot (10ml), Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing Balm (20ml) and Sunday Riley Good Genes (10ml). Phew!
6. Thrive Causemetics Expands Beauty Empire
Huge news! Our favorite lash adhesive brand — the one that took the internet by storm is expanding their beauty offerings AND is launching at one of our favorite retailers! Since the successful launch of the Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Lash Adhesive and extensive lash range they’ve expanded the line to include the Infinity Waterproof Eyeliner, Infinity Waterproof Brow Liner and come spring they are launching a new lip, eyes, and face, cream to powder, Triple Threat Color Stick! Boosted with Vitamin C to brighten and Evening Primrose to soothe skin, it’s launching this April in four shades: Joy (gold), Maggie (rose), Olivia (coral) and Dionne (brick). Not only are their products long lasting and waterproof but also sweat-proof. We recently put the line to the test during a Flywheel class. And for every product purchased, one is donated to a woman going through cancer treatment. Be on the lookout for them and we can’t wait to announce where they are landing!