New York Fashion Week is here! And Beauty.com and J. Mendel have partnered up just in time. The duo have collaborated on the perfect “Matin” Vanity Pouch for toting beauty essentials while keeping it classy for those cooler autumn evenings.
Starting now customers will receive the product-filled faux leather pouch when they spend more than $125 at Beauty.com. Valued at $155, the pouch is fully stocked with 13 prestige beauty samples in both deluxe and full sizes from some of the beauty world’s top beauty and skin care brands.
To celebrate the collaboration we’re giving away the bag filled with all the beauty goodies to one lucky winner. There are 3 ways to enter (each counts as a separate entry):
- Liking @prettyconnected on Instagram and liking and/or commenting under the matching giveaway image (direct link HERE).
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Whenever Beauty.com does a collaboration with a designer, I’m all over it! And this season they are partnering with Tess Giberson! I was just in St. Louis with with Tess where the fashion designer was being and honored and showing her latest collection. I’m so happy to see that she’s been playing in the beauty world (she also currently doing a limited edition nail polish collaboration with Jin Soon). While supplies last customers that purchase $125 at Beauty.com will receive this Tess Giberson Winter Forest makeup bag filled with 13 deluxe and full size beauty products! (And there’s great stuff in it!!!)
A walk through the LA Flower market was Trina Turk’s inspiration for her Spring 2015 collection. Exploding blooms of poppies influenced her spring line. Brilliant color sprang up in every inch of the show.
Hair accessories, makeup and even the menswear all encompassed intense hues. Viewing her collection gave you the feeling that the sun is shining somewhere. A range of rompers, separates and long breezy dresses graced the presentation. The models seemed to have just stopped in on their way to the beach.
We started Backstage with Beauty.com who worked with Esther Langham on hair using PHYTO products and T3 tools to create perfectly straight hair, and with Jason Araujo who prepped the models skin with Boots NO7 before passing the models to one of our favorite makeup artists, Sarah Lucero for Stila Cosmetics.
The inspiration behind each look was a Californian girl going to the flower market- healthy and fresh. The hair was blow dried straight with volume at the roots using PHYTO Professional Intense Volume Mousse and PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing and finished off with PHYTO Porfessional Glossing Cream and PHYTO Phytolisse Ultra-Glossing Finishing Serum for that smooth frizz-free hair. They then parted hair in the middle and topped off the look with a headband.
Unlike a lot of California inspired makeup looks we saw at Fashion week Stila incorporated a pop of color in the eyes and the lips. For the eyes they used Stay All Day Waterproof Smudge Stick in Turquoise and Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Carina. Other products that were used to create this look are shown above.
Bursting through the collection was a bright coral chiffon dress with shorts and a magenta jump suit. Vibrant board shorts and blazers were the theme of the menswear. Her collection was resort wear with a touch of sophistication.
Lately, all I want to do is travel. Which says a lot since I’ve been out of town the past month. Going away is one of my favorite times to stock up on beauty samples and test them on the road. In Beauty.com’s latest collaboration, they have partnered with designer, Daryl K. to create the Overnight Kitty makeup case and loaded it with tons of beauty samples from brands like Caudelie, Origins, Urban Decay and more.
On April 18th at Kleinfeld presented the ISAAC MIZRAHI New York for Klienfeld 2012 bridal collection in NYC with an intimate runway show and celebratory reception. I had never been to Kleinfeld’s before and was completely taken by it’s serenity and elegance of the store.
The show opened and out came the models sporting tight, low buns with flowing gowns. 15 dresses in the collection, which had an abundance of tulle, sparkles, sachets and contrast of white and black. The black laces up some of the white dresses was a surprise touch as was the finale black gown.
A stunning collection — I expected as much. Enjoy it for yourself, I filmed it for you:)
As most of you know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And to help raise funds for the cause many fashion and beauty brands are donating a portion of their sales to the cause. Below are some items in support!
ShoeDazzle – has created a special pink line consisting of a hot pink ‘The Beth’ bootie, ‘The Baila’ scarf, and ‘The Hope’ clutch (featured above on Kim Kardashian), $40 each. 10% of all sales of these pink items will be donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation for the Cure.
Ralph Lauren – Donating 10% of proceeds from all Pink Pony products to the Pink Pony Fund for Cancer Care and Prevention. The Pink Pony collection includes men’s and women’s clothing, sportswear, accessories and gifts.
BodyRock Sport – will be donating 10% of the proceeds from the sales of all pink-colored bras (6 styles) and headphones (2 colors) to Susan G. Komen For the Cure.
Ouidad – As a breast cancer survivor, Ouidad, the woman behind her namesake curly hair line created the Curls for a Cure campaign to help fund the fight against breast cancer. Her company will