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New Elizabeth Arden Gelato Crush Color Collection

What’s better on a hot summer day than indulging in ice cream and playing with makeup? We joined the Elizabeth Arden team at Cool Mess NYC to celebrate the launch of their new Gelato Crush Color Collection, which included 22 new plumping lipsticks, 10 lip liners and 4 cheek tints. The collection launches next week so here’s a sneak peek!

Elizabeth Arden Plump Up Lip Liner, $21

Definitely the rockstar of the group, these super pigmented lipliners and boosted with peptides to plump! And they actually do! The smooth and creamy formula is great to shape and defines lips or use all over lips as a base to lock in color for long-wear. Seriously, this liner stays on so well and I definitely felt the plumping effect!

First Look: Elizabeth Arden Liquid Assets Color Collection

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Earlier this week, I hit up the #BRINGONTHEBOLD launch party for Elizabeth Arden’s new Liquid Assets Color collection consisting of the new Beautiful Color Bold Liquid Lipsticks ($22) in 9 shades, Beautiful Bold Defining 24HR Liquid Eye Liners ($24.50) in 5 shades and Beautiful Color Bold Illuminating Liquid Highlighter ($25) in one shade, Golden Kiss. The collection will launch in July and below are swatches and product details!

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Beautiful Color Bold Illuminating Liquid Highlighter

Available in one shade, Golden Kiss gives a translucent golden shimmer that goes on smooth and with flexibility. The lightweight soft gel formula is easy to apply anywhere from cheeks to eyelid or under the brow for a pretty highlight that isn’t heavy or anything dramatic. Just a very pretty, natural shimmer and color enhancer. It features mineral pearls of mica and titanium dioxide that help reflect light and diffuse sparkle to create a multidimensional effect.Elizabeth-Arden-Beautiful-Color-Bold-Illuminating-Liquid-Highlight

Beautiful Color Bold Liquid Lipstick

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Now that every brand has launched mattes and summer is here I’ve seen a definite trend towards liquid lipsticks being the next hot ticket — which I’m all for! Available in 9 shades, 8 of which I swatched above at thee event. They go on wet and then dry to a more neutral, smooth gloss finish that’s very comfortable and stays in place.

I took home shade, Pink Lover, which some of you may have seen me test on snapchat (@prettyconnected). I have dark lips and Pink Lover gave a very natural everyday dusted pink hue. I’ve been rocking it all week and put the above on instagram as part of Charlie and my look for tonights Pride party.

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The packaging looks like a vaporizer (ignore the more standard gloss tubes two pictures up, those were just for testing. The final packaging is what you see above, with the clicker visible in the center that deposits the color to the sponge. 

6 New Beauty Launches to have on your Radar

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1. After much anticipation (and hype) Elizabeth Arden’s SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster launched this week. The breakthrough product is designed to boosts skin’s ability to renew itself and enhance every product you put on over it. The texture is amazing. It’s super light weight and absorbs in seconds into skin.

Get a Flawless Finish with Elizabeth Arden

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Foundations have got to be one of the toughest products to get right. If the formula is great, the shade is off, if the shade is right it then dries a different color within minutes of application (I could go on with my grievances forever). It’s rare to find a product that combines 24-hours of color-true makeup that recognizes the skin’s oil levels to control excess sebum without clogging pores. Correction: It’s nearly impossible…until now!

Girls Day Out at Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa in Garden City

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As you can probably imagine I’ve been to my fair share of spas but I’m embarrassed the say, that past my immediate family, I’ve never done a spa day with the girls. Maybe it’s because I work in the industry, or subliminally consider being pampered my “me” time but if there’s one thing I learned it’s everything it’s cracked up to be in the movies.

Elizabeth Arden launches Red Door Spa Professional

Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 10.43.07 AMThe first lady of facials, Elizabeth Arden recently launched Red Door Spa Professional, a premiere spa-based skin and body care line. The new collection captures the essence of Red Door’s signature services, with luxurious, results-driven skincare formulated directly from the spa’s professional treatments. Designed to enhance and extend the benefits of any Red Door skin or body therapy, the Professional line creates a true at-home spa experience.

I got a sneak preview of the new line on a cold, gray evening, which definitely put me in the mood for some pampering. Situated in the glamorous Chatwal Hotel, the newest Red Door is a welcome escape for the mind and body. Expert aesthetician Cornelia Zicu, who is also Elizabeth Arden’s global chief creative officer, welcomed me with

Vacation Flawlessly With Travel Beauty Tips From Elizabeth Arden

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As a girl constantly on the go I am always looking for ways to make my bag a little lighter and more efficient while still having all the essentials I need on hand.  Basically if it doesn’t fit in my carry-on-bag it isn’t coming.  Having recently stopped by the Blog Meets Brand! event, I had the pleasure of meeting with the Elizabeth Arden team and learning some travel beauty tips from their Global Makeup Artist, Rebecca Restrepo.

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Whether you will be away for a few days or weeks the Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum let you can bring just enough capsules for however long your away.  They are compact and individually packed to ensure fresh product every time you apply.  Ceramides comprise of 50% of the essential lipids found in the skin and are essential in maintaining defense against sign of aging.  Rebecca Restrepo’s tip: apply mid-flight for extra hydration and also can be used as a makeup primer.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss, Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectan
Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss, Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectan

Since skin can get really dehydrated when flying another must have in the bag: The legendary Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream (created by Ms. Arden herself in 1930 and has yet to be changed)  Rebecca Restrepo’s tip: apply to lips and use on hands and elbows throughout the flight.  Warm up the product in the palms of your hands before applying to the skin to help activate

Ain’t no party like a Spa Week party… (SPA WEEK starts today!)

Last week, PC joined the Spa Week team to celebrate Spa Weeks 16th season, which starts today!! Since coming to fruition in 2004 (in just a few spas in New York), Spa Week quickly gained a following for offering their infamous $50 spa treatments at some of the top spas nationwide! Their expansion has made for a very Sweet 16, now being available in hundreds of the fine spas and salons across North America.

Visit  spaweek.com for participating spas and bookings. Appointments are available from April 16 – 22nd.

{Spa Week Media Launch Party}


I look forward to the Spa Week launch party every season. It’s such a fun way to meet some of the participating members and sponsors, plus I get to spend time with the fab Spa Week team and catch up with my fellow bloggers, including…

{Myself with the fabulous Michelle from Spa Week and Lorna from TheFabulousReport}

{Cindy Barshop owner of Completely Bare}

Completely Bare is offering an assortment of $50 services during Spa Week including Laser Hair Removal for Basic Bikini, Chin, and Lower Stomach Line.

{Emily Giffin and Spa Week CEO Cheryl Reid }

Big news for Emily Giffin fans (author of Something Borrowed… you know the movie), she’s releasing a new book, Where We Belong. Emily was at the event signing autographs and mingling with fans.

I had to stop by the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spas booth… this season they will be offering a number of treatments including the Spa Week Stress Melter Body Treatment – a 50-minute signature service that features a deep body exfoliation, relaxing aromatherapy body wrap and soothing pressure point scalp massage and their signature Spa Week Facial (50 minutes). And exclusive for SPA WEEK, they are adding the Diamond Tip & Organic Flower Peel Microdermabrasion or Oxygen Blast for an additional $50 ($85 value). Lastly, you can get your feet summer ready, with their 60 minute Magnolia Pedicure, which is also being offered.

I also got the 411 on Keri Glassman’s new Nutritious Life Meals – I’m always looking for a good snap me out of my winter layers and into a bathing suit ready programs. They offer 3 freshly prepared gourmet meals and 2 snacks at your doorstep daily. And what’s so fun about their offering is you can mix and match based on your dietary preference.

And lastly I could pass up some time at the TY KU bar — they are one of my favorite alcohol sponsors of all time. Besides being so fun, their Sake is superb.

Pretty in Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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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's 'The Beth' booties, 'The Baila' Scarf and 'The Hope' clutch

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 Bras and headphones

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.

aerie bras by American Eagle Outfitters

aerie – the intimates and apparel line by American Eagle Outfitters, will donate a dollar for each bra purchased from October 18-31st to Be Bright Pink.

Skyn ICELAND Pink Detox Kit

Skyn ICELAND – Pink Detox Kit for stressed skin. $5 from the sale of each Pink Detox Kit sold in October will be contributed to the Cancer Support Community.

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