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Newly Released: The COVERGIRL Capitol Collection Beauty Looks

Every month or so I’ve been getting these little teasers in the mail of images from the newly released COVERGIRL Capitol Collection. Well Hunger Games fans, here’s the complete beauty breakdowns of the 12 high-fashion Catching Fire beauty looks, inspired by each of the districts by COVERGIRL. Each look uses the district’s specialty trade as inspiration, and then transforms it into a couture, Capitol reinterpretation.

COVERGIRL’s Capitol makeup artist, Dotti, used COVERGIRL’s Flamed Out Collection and our new limited-edition Capitol Collection to create the looks.

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For more on the looks and products visit the COVERGIRL Capitol Beauty Studio.

{Giveaway} Win the Beauty.com/HONOR Heartbeat Bag + Beauty Products ($120 Value)

beauty.com Honor cosmetic bag

Happy Friday everyone! #FreebieFridays are back and I’m so excited for this weeks giving away featuring Beauty.com’s latest designer collaboration with none other then HONOR! In conjunction with the New York fashion house, Beauty.com has launched the limited edition Heartbeat Bag, a black cosmetics case with white hearts, which folds out to reveal a white lining dotted with black hearts. On the inside there’s multiple translucent pink pockets to easily store your favorite beauty products.  And considering it’s made out of waterproof material both inside and out, it’s easy to wipe down and keep clean, make it the perfect travel bag. The Heartbeat Bag comes filled with 12 prestige beauty samples in both deluxe sample and full sizes and is valued at $120! (See bottom of post for complete list of products included in this giveaway).

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Win it! There are three ways to enter (each option counts as a separate entry):

1. Leave a comment on why you want to win

2. Follow us on twitter and tweet about the giveaway or event using the hashtag #PCgiveaway OR TWEET: RT & follow @prettyconnected 4ur chance to #win @beautydotcom + HONOR Heartbeat Bag filled w/ these beauty products: http://bit.ly/1afxw7x

3. Follow @prettyconnected on Instagram and like the matching post (going live on Monday!): instagram.com/prettyconnected

**Extra credit if you “Like” Pretty Connected on Facebook at Facebook.com/PrettyConnected

As for what’s in the bag..

A Date with Bailey’s: The Most Stylish Shot of the Night {Sponsored}

Last night, GLAM invited me to a private tasting of Bailey’s Vanilla Cinnamon at NYC’s DreamDry (aka where I got my awesome VMA hair done), for an evening of makeovers, blow-outs and what may possibly be the most stylish shot of my life. Featuring a custom DIY Bailey’s shot bar, I made concoctions that involved Bailey’s Vanilla Cinnamon mixed with whiskey and topped with an orange twist to something called the “Rich & Famous” that mixes Bailey’s Vanilla Cinnamon with Ciroc Armaretto and adds accents of edible gold around the mouth of the glass and isn’t complete without a cherry on top!

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Now with the amount of hair I pack, my hair-dresser had her work cut out for her — giving me a blowout isn’t s quick job, it’s a workout. And while we chatted, the waiters came over for more mixed samplers using Bailey’s Vanilla Cinnamon. I don’t really have words for how delicious the addition of this liqueur added to every shot I sipped, but lets just say it took it from a drink to a dessert. And I should know, I may or may not have woken up with diabetes after the insane amount of sampling that went down — but at least my hair looks fantastic!

Inside Barney’s NEW Beauty Floor #BNYBeauty

Barney's New York beauty floorLast night, Barney’s New York  hosted the opening party for the launch of A New Foundation, which marks the newly renovated beauty floor at their Madison Avenue location. Coast to coast customers can now enjoy the new space as the NYC renovation coincides with the relaunch of their Beverly Hills location as well.

NYFW: Trina Turk California Dreaming for Spring 2014

Trina Turk Spring 2014

I was sifting through my New York Fashion Week pictures and was so inspired by the entire ambiance of Trina Turks Spring 2014 collection. While it’s gray and rainy in NYC, this collection has me dreaming of California road trips; warm weather, sparking beaches and pink sunsets. Inspired by a scenic route up the Pacific Coast Highway, the prints give the clothes vintage vibe and that crop top we’ve been seeing all season definitely has it’s place in this collection. Just hand me a pair of sunnies and sign me up!
Trina Turk Spring 2014 collection

For the hair, Martin Christopher Harper for Cutler Salon went with a textured, middle part beach wave using  Redken Full Frame 07 Volumizing Mousse and Redken Rootful 06 Root Lifting Spray. Then followed with a curling iron and to create a soft wave before finishing off with Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Working Spray. As for the makeup, Sarah Lucero for Stila Cosmetics went warm and peachy. Here’s the complete how to:

Get the look with Stila for Trina Turk Spring 2014 collection

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Katie Couric Kicks off Self Esteem Weekend with Dove at the Empire State Building

photo 5On Thursday, Dove kicked off their 4th Annual Dove Self-Esteem Weekend event in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of America, Girls Inc. and Girl Scouts at the Empire State Building with Katie Couric. Celebrating and reminding girls of their inner strength and beauty, Dove focused on making girls unstoppable by hosting a self-esteem workshop in tandem with the brand’s first-ever lighting ceremony. And where better to host 

M·A·C Cosmetics and Proenza Schouler Collaborate for Spring 2014 Collection

MAC Proenza Schouler Visual FINALShut the front door! Proenza Schouler is partnering with MAC Cosmetics for a limited edition collection for spring! Launching globally in April 2014, the collection will feature Ombre Face Powders, Lipsticks, Pro Longwear Eye Liners and Lip Pencils, Nail Lacquers, and a 129SE Powder Brush. Inspired by one of Proenza Schouler’s past collections, the collaboration packaging will be extremely unique. .

“I have always respected Jack and Lazaro’s keen vision and point of view. We’ve worked together backstage creating beauty looks for their runway shows for many years and  it has been fascinating to me watching them evolve.  They have a very particular perspective on their makeup look each season. It has been a great experience collaborating with them to bring their beauty vision off the runway to our customers.” – James Gager, Creative Director, Senior Vice President, M·A·C Cosmetics

REVEALED: NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday 2013 collection

NARS Guy Bourdin Collection

This morning, NARS Cosmetics released images of the limited edition NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday 2013 collection. The NARS/Guy Bourdin connection runs long and deep — we’ve seen several Bourdin images used in NARS campaigns over the years.

NIVEA New Look, New Size

Nivia announces new packaging Attention value shoppers, NIVEA recently announced it’s getting a new look and here’s the best part — it’s 25% bigger! As in 25% more product in each container without a price increase.

Saks Launches New Fragrance Floor

Saks Fifth Avenue Fragrance Floor

This morning, I stopped by Saks Fifth Avenue for the official unveiling of their new fragrance floor. While the location has not changed, just about everything else about the space has. For starters ten of the brands (including Creed, Hermes, Bond No.9 New York, Diptyque, Le Labo, Panhaligon, Kilian, Acqua di Parma, Cartier and CHANEL) are now separated as if they we’re their own boutique, allowing the brands to use their counter space to show off their distinct personalities.