Belated Birthday Thank You!

A very belated thank you to everyone who called, texted, emailed, sent cards and came to my birthday.  You all made this day very special for me.  Leila and Natasha (and Jon), I really appreciate you helping me get ready.

Special thanks to…

Jordi for all the photographs!

Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa for doing my makeup. More details on my look HERE

Brad Stevens, my most favorite tattoo artist who doesn’t know it yet, but is going to draw me a belated birthday picture.

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Photographed with Brad Stevens

To Daniel Feld for the AMAZING necklace he made me out of a butterfly wing from the Amazon (I love it so much!).

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To Spin New York for hosting a wonderful birthday and showing my guests a great time.  I think I worked off all the calories from my birthday drinks playing ping pong in my heels.

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To Ducks, the restaurant at Spin for the great food and Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Sandwich that was better then any cake I could have asked for!

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Making my wish!

And especially to the LOVES of my life who got me the jazz band, the Mad Jazz Hatters from one of my favorite restaurants, Moto to play my party.  This is probably one of the most amazing gifts I’ve ever received.

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Mad Jazz Hatters

The custom lyrics about my life they worked into their songs was really the icing on the cake!

Unconventional Beauty Tips

Sometimes you’re not at home to fix some of life’s little inconveniences.  So here are a few quick tips:

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  • You’re out on the town and you’ve broken a nail.  No nail file? Use either a brick off a building to file or even better a matchbook! This should help tie you over until you’re home and can properly file.
  • On a trip and you break out? Try eye drops on your blemish to diminish redness.   Also, toothpaste can be used to spot treat and help dry out that pimple so that it’s cleared up by morning.
  • A little nippy out? Turn your high beams off with Bandaid ActivFlex! They hide amazingly well under clothes.  I find this one hilarious!

Got Acne? Try Kairos

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With the amount of innovative products on the market, it seems that it was only a matter of time before the first hair care line would be developed to help treat acne.

Knowing that standard hair products could have a major impact on their patients skin, nurses, Catherine Parker and Doreen Campbell, developed Kairos — a full line of hair products formulated to help counteract these effects.

Some standard hair products contain acne-aggravating oils. This leads to the overproduction of oils which causes inflammation of new acne or exasperate existing breakouts. Kairos uses natural “safe” oils that don’t clog pores. In addition, several of their products are formulated with acne-fighting Salicylic Acid, a proven medication to help fight existing blemishes and prevent the recurrence of acne.

Here is Kairos’ three-fold approach to acne:

  • Eliminating acne-aggravating and pore-clogging ingredients
  • Treating breakouts by unclogging

Send a Kiss on Veteran’s Day

kisses-lips-mdnIn honor of Veteran’s Day, tomorrow, November 11th, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Maybelline New York are partnering with the United Service Organizations (USO) to collect and deliver “Kisses for the Troops.”

There goal is to set a new Guinness World Record for most lip-print kisses collected in 12 hours on postcards to be mailed to our troops overseas.  For every kiss collected, Cosmo & Maybelline New York will donate a $1 to the United Service Organizations (USO), the designated charity partner.

Here’s how it works:

From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Cosmo will be traveling throughout New York City to collect kisses. Participants will be asked to leave their kiss mark (Maybelline New York will provide new ColorSensational lipstick)