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Meet Me at Cosmoprof in Vegas + 11 Beauty Trends Around the World

cosmoprof northa america beauty trendsIt’s been an exciting week with my Cosmoprof family! As some of you know, Cosmoprof is the largest and most awarded B2B beauty event in the US, they have shows around the world but their Vegas show, which is coming up July 29-31st is not to be missed if you’re based here or looking to launch your beauty brand in the US. I’m so honored to be their on-air personality this season and can’t wait to interview the brands coming out to the show in Vegas.

I’ll be available Sunday, July 29th and Monday, July 30th from 1-3pm interviewing brands on their star items. I’ll also be on the :How Influencers are Shaping the Beauty Industry” Panel on Tuesday, July 31st from 11-12:30pm.

Cynthia Nixon for NY Governor, and of course a SATC Carrie moment!

Cynthia Nixon and Patricia Field holding the infamous Carrie necklace on the 20th anniversary of Sex And The City.
Cynthia Nixon and Patricia Field holding the infamous Carrie necklace on the 20th anniversary of Sex And The City.

What a night, as many of you know Cynthia Nixon is running for NY Governor and she needs our help! The Sex and the City star co-hosted an event with Sex and the City award winning costume designer aka our favorite person, Patricia Field. This week kicks off the 20th anniversary of the show so to see the two reunited with a Carrie necklace in hand (and ahem, PATRICIA FIELD IS WEARING MY BOSS RINGS!!! Actually two of them stacked because shes a major boss). Fun fact, Patricia Field created the original Carrie necklace and it’s available on her website and yes, you can get it personalized to your name.

Patricia Field, Lara Eurdolian, Cynthia Nixon at her campaign fundraiser
Patricia Field and Cynthia Nixon

Back to the real reason for last nights event, Cynthia Nixon is running for NY Governor! Her platform is around improving and reforming public education, clean energy, fixing our subways and equality. Read more about why she’s running HERE. She’s a born and bred New Yorker — so is Patricia for that matter and they see the change we need for our state. Her campaign needs our help though, all progressives for that matter! She’s not accepting corporate donations like her competition so we need to do our part and register to vote, sign her petition and get her on the ballot. She needs 15,000 signatures statewide to get on the September Democratic primary ballot for governor.

Get involved at cynthiafornewyork.com

6/11: Bobbi Brown, Huda Kattan, and Leandra Cohen Headlining FounderMade Consumer Discover Show

Foundermade Consumer Discover Show invitaiton
Foundermade Consumer Discover Show invitation

This Monday, June 11th join FounderMade’s for their annual Consumer Discovery Show in NYC! Meet me there to discover 100 outstanding brands in food, beauty, and wellness & hear industry leaders like Bobbi Brown, Huda Kattan, and Leandra Cohen share their business insights!

This is a great place for entrepreneurs, investors and influencers to come together and see what’s happening in the beauty industry. FounderMade created the Consumer Discovery Show to be a place where self-care brands can connect with potential investors and customers. It’s part networking, part entertainment, and part education.

The Consumer Discovery Show is Monday, June 11th from 9am – 5pm at Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street. Use code CDSBSH18 for 15% off your ticket at on foundermade.com

NOW OPEN! Patricia Field ArtFashion Lower East Side Gallery

What an exciting week! The icon, legend, Patricia Field opened her shoppable ArtFashion gallery space in the lower east side. Featuring 16 exceptional artists, creating custom, one of a kind hand painted clothing, accessories, paintings & sculpture. The collections were previously available on their website, patriciafield.com and now have expanded into the space at 200 East Broadway, NYC.

5 Ways to Wear Our Lara Chain Strap

It’s been an awesome few month since we started the Pretty Connected accessories line. We started with camera straps that doubled as bag straps, and now have launched customizable silver bags (more styles coming soon!), BOSS rings, and our chain straps which pretty much do it all.

We have two styles of the chain strap, the LARA and the PATRICIA strap (the Patricia is featured above). Both are bag straps that double as camera straps that you can add charms to and customize. The above Patrica Strap really shows off some of the many charm offerings! The LARA chain strap also works really well as a necklace, waist chain and lanyard and more! So here it is 5 ways to wear the LARA chain:

sony mirrorless camera strap

1. On a camera – any camera with split or D-ring (we also have a converter for point and shoot cameras), works with our straps. I use it on my Sony Mirrorless cameras but also on my Fujifilm Instax Mini 7 instant camera (see above), so I can shoot instant shots on my travels.

Saks Fifth Avenue’s New Beauty Floor Opens Tomorrow!

Alas, the ‘future of beauty’ opens tomorrow at the flagship Saks Fifth Avenue location in NYC! Today, Charlie and I took a sneak peek of the new beauty floor, which took a trip upstairs to the 2nd floor. No longer in the lobby the space could not be more epic!

Givenchy Flagship Store at Saks Fifth Avenue

Everything is white marble and so open with incredible lighting! The move and expansion includes 58 new brands to the floor, and a plethora of space to house them in! The new floor is 32,000 square feet and now features more than 120 color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance and wellness brands.

Buxom Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats {Review}

Buxom Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top CoatsBuxom makes some of my favorite lip products so whenever they have a new launch, I’m all over it. While I’m not usually a gloss girl, it’s hard to escape the holographic trend and anything that promises to lip plump.

The Holographic Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Top Coats live up to their name. Available in 8 shimmery, holographic shades we have (swatched left to right):

  • Crystal (berry sparkle)
  • Selena (universal opalescent gloss that shifts from blue to green to pink)
  • Mariah (mermaid prism)
  • Ariana (gold sparkle)
  • Iris (pink prism)
  • Camila (bronze sparkle)
  • Jordan (blue with pink prism)
  • Savannah (peach pink prism)

Whats cool about these lippies is the holographic undertones are what pop, even more so then the base color on lips.

NARS Limited Edition Orgasm Launches May 20th

Take a sneak peek at NARS Cosmetic’s best-selling shade, Orgasm in new form. Launching on May 20th to Sephora.com, NARS is launching the Orgasm Illuminating Loose Powder ($28), Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm ($28), and Limited Edition oversized Orgasm Blush ($39). This blush has been a staple in my makeup bag for over a decade. The universally-flattering pink shade lives up to it’s iconic status and I’m happy to see the range extended.

Karl Lagerfeld + MODELCO Collaboration Launches Today!

The Karl Lagerfeld + MODELCO limited edition collectable beauty collection launches today and features over 50 product including stickers, which I glued onto my @prettyconnectedshop bags launching soon (the chain strap is currently available HERE to create the above masterpiece! I was lucky enough to get my hands on a handful of the collection in advance. Much like my current feelings towards Mr. Lagerfeld, I had mixed reviews over the products. I loved him so much before his negative #metoo stance — why Karl, why? But I’ll leave my recent disappointment out of the review.

Lets start with the lipbalm, $15, available in two shades. One silver packaged, the other pink! If you’re #teamkarl this will be a favorite simply because of the packaging and price. I mean for $15, who doesn’t want this on their desk? Plus the added bonus of a balm inside the head.

MAC x Puma launches at Six:02

If you’re one of the lucky people who are in NYC today you can get your hands on the limited edition MAC Cosmetics x PUMA sneaker, for everyone else they will officially be launching May 17th at all Six:02 locations and on their website.

MAC Cosmetics x Puma launch at Six:02

The collection included three colors based on MAC Cosmetic’s best-selling lip shades Lady Danger (coral-red), Sin (deep dark blue red/wine) and Creme D’Nude (pale muted peach beige).