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Australia Welcomes Sephora at Sydney Pitt St Mall

sephora opening sydney

It started with a countdown — one much larger then the counting clock on their door — the long awaited opening of the first Sephora location in Australia. While it was announced in April the world’s biggest retailer would be opening in Sydney, it wasn’t until this past Friday it opened it’s doors at the Pitt St Mall. And the crowd went wild! The line since the opening (just to get in the front door) have been so insane they had to create a barricade around the proximity to secure the line and hire multiple security guards to monitor the coming in and out process.

Go Out Night with Buxom

Style & Pepper, Pretty Connected

Since attending Buxom’s Speakeasy event last week, I’ve had so much fun experimenting with the line. Prior to the event I was only really familiar with their lipsticks and mascara — which is to be expected, they rule those categories. Well apparently I missed the memo on their blushes, BB Creams, cream eye shadows and a whole slew of other products. I listed some of my favorites (thus far) in last weeks post. Here’s the makeup I tried at the event (as seen in the photos above):

Buxom Babe Top Beauty Picks!


Buxom is one of those beauty brands that I’ve been meaning to experiment with more. They are exclusive to Sephora and have this very sultry, burlesque-like appeal that’s going to wow and stand out with every makeup piece you put on. And last week they put on quite a show! Hosting a

Repetto Launches First Signature at Sephora

repetto paris fragrance

Internationally recognized ballet brand, Repetto Paris has launched their first fragrance, Repetto Eau de Toilette($20-$75). The signature perfume captures the elegance and femininity of ballet dancing. Repetto called on perfumer Olivier Polge to create the formula.

How do you use Skype? Tell us for your chance to win a $100 gift card

Skype, Lara Eurdolian

Hi my loves! As many of you know I’m Skype’s Global Beauty Brand Ambassador and today my fellow ambassadors and I are kicking off the #SkypeSavvyChallenge! Here’s the deal, tell us how you use Skype creatively for your chance to win a $100 gift card to Sephora or Starbucks (your choice). Whether it’s using the message system to check your makeup, skpying with your friends for outfit advice or bringing them into a store with you through your phone to help them pick your wardrobe, we want to hear your secret!

SEPHORA Launches Disney’s Ariel Collection

Recently, SEPHORA celebrated their 15th birthday and what an empire they have built over the past decade (and half). While the retailer is no stranger to collaborations, they have expanded their private label offerings to include everything from designers, fairy tales and a global color authority, in addition to their signature collection available at store. (Psst: August 9th they are launching the Marc Jacobs makeup line.)

This month one of our favorite Disney princesses is sharing her world under the sea with the bold, refreshing Disney Reigning Beauties Ariel Collection by SEPHORA. With such a broad range of color inspiration, from Ariel’s perfectly quaffed red hair to the shimmering tones of the sea, it is obvious that the pros at SEPHORA must have had a field day designing this collection.

6/1 NYC EVENT: Join Living Proof at Sephora Times Square

Living Proof SatinIf you’re free on Saturday, our friends at Living Proof (yes, that hair brand that Jennifer Aniston is a part owner of and has been promoting like cray), Ward Stegerhoek (LP Founder) and Tim Rogers (their Creative Director) will be performing a live styling demonstration at Sephora Times Square and  offering guests a sneak peek of their new Satin hair product before it hits stores.

Here are the full dets!

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2013

12pm – 1:30pm: Touch-Ups and consultations with Tim Rogers

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Master Class with Ward Stegerhoek, live transformations on models using products from the Living Proof Style Lab Series

WHERE: Sephora Times Square @ 43rd Street and Broadway, NYC

WHAT: Celebrate the launch of Satin, the latest technology from the Living Proof Style Lab series with consultations, styling and demonstrations from Living Proof’s renowned

GIVEAWAY: Win the PC Blogger Challenge Beauty Pick — NARS Blush in Sin

TheBlush.com recently toured the US hosting parties at Sephora stores in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City. At each event, they featured a blogger challenge in which top beauty bloggers to pick their 5 beauty must-haves for winter in five minutes with only a $100 budget. Well, I won New York City so one lucky winner gets to win my favorite product from the list (and mostly likely the reason I won — I picked the best blush!), NARS blush in shade Sin.

Nars sin blush

There are 2 ways to enter:  Each option counts as a separate entry.

1. Follow @PrettyConnected on Instagram and like any post that the blush is featured in.

2. Follow @PrettyConnected on twitter & tweet, “Follow @prettyconnected and RT for your chance to win NARS blush in Sin #PCgiveaway http://bit.ly/Xfyw7B” or tweet us why you want to win using the hashtag #PCgiveaway

Extra Credit: Leave a comment under this post telling us why you want to win

Enter by March 1st. All local, state and federal laws apply. US residents only. One winner will be chosen at random by March 3rd.

NYFW: Backstage at Charlotte Ronson Fall 2013 with Color Club Nail + Sephora

Backstage with Simcha Whitehill Charlotte Ronson Fall 2013
Backstage with Simcha Whitehill aka Miss Pop

I stopped by backstage at Charlotte Ronson Fall 2013 show at Lincoln Center to see my favorite nail artist/manicurist Simcha Whitehill, aka Miss Pop (check out her blog if you ever need nail-spiration). Leading the nail team for Color Club, she created a “Picture Frame” nail art look — 5 to be exact.

Charlotte Ronson Fall 2013

NYFW: Charlotte Ronson Fall 2013 Fashion Presentation + Samantha Ronson’s Playlist

Charlotte Ronson Fall 2013

The Charlotte Ronson Fall/Winter 2013 collection was inspired by British Rock and Roll. There was a definite trend of leather, color blocked florals, and gray wool blends that streamed through the collection. From slouchy grunge