Burberry to Launch Cosmetic Line!

burberryWell color me plaid! — Burberry will be launching a cosmetic line in July of 2010.  The launch will consist of 100 new products for eyes, lips and skin.  All I can say is with Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, and Dolce & Gabbana out there, it’s about time we saw a little plaid on the shelves.  Speaking of which, I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE PACKAGING!

See You Next Year Fashion’s Night Out

fashions_night_out_official_tshirt_11Mark your calendars girls and boys, on September 9, 2010, Mayor Bloomberg, Council of Fashion Designers of America, Vogue, and NYC & Co., are heralding the encore of Fashion’s Night Out, the brainchild of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, originally created to give a much-needed boost to the retail economy.

The success and popularity of this year’s global shopping event, which in NYC alone included an estimated 800 stores, has inspired these sponsors to make 2010 even bigger and better. According to WWD, it seems next year’s challenge is to get the required city and state approvals for making the day of Fashion’s Night Out tax-free (Yeah!) for retail sales.

Thousands of New Yorkers attended

Birthday Makeup by Paul Labrecque

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In anticipation of my birthday this week, it triggered the usual, ‘What do I wear? How should I wear my makeup?’ freak-out.  Fortunately, I received a complimentary makeup application at Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa in the gift bag from Nicole Williams‘, Girl on Top book launch.  No time like the present to use it!

Considering the reputation of the salon, and the many beauty awards they’ve received (everyone from Vogue, and InStyle, to Allure Magazine), I plopped myself down on the chair and placed my complete trust in them.  I gave no guidelines on the application or makeup look, just a description of my outfit to my big event so the stylist could make sure they matched.

Without any hesitation, my lovely stylist Salome, who has been with the company for over 8 years, gave me a gorgeous bronzed glow, using product by NARS Cosmetics and Cle de Peau.

But see for yourself:




My birthday look:


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NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Pandora, Kilimanjaro, and Isolde

Cle de Peau Intensifying Cream Eyeliner in #101

Cle de Peau Mascara in Volume in Black #101


NARS Liquid Foundation in Sedona

NARS Face Powder in Mountain

NARS Concealer in Toffee

NARS Multiple Stick in Palm Beach


NARS Blush in Exhibit A


NARS Lipliner in Papau

NARS Lip Gloss in Turkish Delight and Stolen Kisses (NARS)
The staff was so great and warm, I had such a lovely experience and my makeup lasted all night, without any touch ups.

Thank you Salome and Paul Labrecque for making my day so special!

For more information onn Paul Labrecque Salon and Spa click HERE

Philip B pH Restorative Detangling Toning Mist

pH Toning Mist

Made with apple cider vinegar, Philip B pH Restorative Detangling Toning Mist is a marvelous addition to your hair routine. Suitable for all hair types, this paraben-free leave-in mist helps combat frizz and keeps your hair clean and healthy by adjusting the pH of tap water as well as toning hair from root to tip.  I highly recommend this product for those who notice a difference in the water after showering while traveling.  For instance, when I’m in Boston, my hair is greasier and the water is harsher in comparison to when I’m in NYC.  I realize that sounds strange, but this product really helps keep my hair balanced.

Best used out of the shower as a detangler (saturate hair and comb through-don’t worry, it’s light weight and non-greasy thanks to it’s plant-based conditioners Gardenia, Lavender and Sweet Almond Oil).  I’ve also benefited from spraying it in my hair prior to straightening. Not only does it provide a protective shield but also adds a nice shine (not to be confused with grease) to my locks and mixes well with my straightening balm.

So if you can get passed the idea of your hair smelling like salad dressing (literally, think spritzing apple cider vinegar in your hair), and embrace the amazing benefits of this natural astringent,