Thrive Causemetics is one of those empowering brands, that takes beauty with a purpose to a whole new level. Their founder + CEO, Karissa Bodnar is an incredible woman who makes the world a better place. We share a mission of wanting to empower women to feel confident through beauty, mine with with blog and my Share Your Beauty foundation, and Karissa with all that she does for women fighting cancer. For every product purchased from the line, one is donated to a woman going through cancer treatment. She also names her products after inspiring woman. Having made a large splash in the industry with their line of lashes and lash glue, they have now expanded past eyes and brows to their first major color launch, Triple Threat Color Stick. To blush and highlight, these sticks can be used on cheeks, eyes and lips. They are paraben and sulfate free and infused with age-defying vitamin C and evening primrose oil to brighten and hydrate skin. They blend beautifully and includes a built-in brush to effortlessly apply and sculpt. Just the name Triple Threat alone makes you feel like a bad a$$ putting them on.
There are four shades in the collection: Maggie (rose pink shimmer) and Joy (pearl white with a twinge of rose gold shimmer), Dionne (brick red shimmer), Olivia (coral shimmer) all swatched above in order left to right, top to bottom. Great for travel with a very pretty prismatic sheen these are four very pretty, wearable shades that are perfect for summer.
Here are 6 things we’re currently obsessing over — most of which are going down this week!
1. The Derek Zoolander Center for People Who Don’t Age Good Opens this Week!
Kiehl’s is opening The Derek Zoolander Center for People Who Don’t Age Good and you’re invited! The skincare brand is partnering with Zoolander 2 to bring a state of the art, anti-aging center in NYC. Located on the corner of 8thAve & 14th St for one week only! At the Center, guests will be able to experience an interactive and complimentary 6.5 step program to ensure amazing skin. Open to the public, check it out Tuesday Feb 9th – Thursday, Feb 11th from 4-8PM; Friday, Feb 12th , 3-9PM, and Saturday, Feb 13th, 12–6PM. The skincare brand is also launching two exclusive sets including “The Ridiculously Youthful Collection” unisex anti-aging kit ($26 USD) and “The Blue Kiehl’s men’s kit ($25 USD). Follow me on snapchat: @prettyconnected if you can’t make it and want to peek inside, I’ll for sure be stopping by this week.
2. C. Wonder is back with Brad Goreski as the new Creative Director
Mark your calendar’s for March 3rd when C. Wonder heads over to QVC. The recently acquired brand will be exclusive to QVC and boasts Brad Goreski as their new creative director! We got a sneak preview of the spring collection and it’s on point with all the merchandise we remember from the retailer: vibrant printed bags, enamel cuffs and jewelry, preppy clothes, fun flats and of course those signature bikes we wish we snagged before their stores closed. (Now we can!).
3. We’re Featured in the Caravan Stylist x Save The Garment Center Map Project On Display this Week for Auction!
Claudine DeSola of Caravan Stylist Studio asked New York “creatives,” ranging from bloggers, editors, photographers, artists, designers and TV personalities – including Charlotte Ronson, Shoshanna,Patricia Underwood, Byron Lars, Alice & Trixie,Dana Bronfman, and Me! to inventively decorate New York maps with a tailored selection of their top 5 destinations in NYC. I of course got carried away and picked 13 destinations. Mine folds up into a little square and comes with a notebook so you can take notes of your NYC trip. It’s also great framed flat! During Fashion Week, the original maps from all of the creatives, will be on display and auctioned off at The Gregory Hotel with proceeds going to Save The Garment Center, whose mission is to promote, preserve and save New York City as the fashion capital of the world.
This event is open to the public and the maps will be on display at the Gregory Hotel, 42 West 35th Street, NYC on February 11th-13th and 15th-17th from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. There are so many amazing ones up for grabs!
4. Beauty Crawl with ‘And I Get Dressed’: Sephora vs. Ricky’s
We all need a beauty blogger in our lives someone who listens to what you’re looking for in a product and then tells you what you need. This week in @itsmekellieb’s latest youtube video for And I Get Dressed I’m just that to take her on a tour of Sephora and Ricky’s. Top Sephora beauty picks for black eyeliner goes to NARS Kohliner. Best lip pencils: Tarte Lip Crayons. Best matte liquid lipsticks goes to Stila Stay All Day, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick.Ricky’s excels more for hair and then expands in other categories of beauty. Instead of carrying a full line of one brand they usually take the top pick or cult favorite. And offer a great range of high and low prices. It’s also the place to get crazy eyelashes and more eccentric beauty finds which is why they are so known for their Halloween pop-ups. Watch the video for a peek at our day. Have any beauty questions? Tweet me or send me a snapchat: @prettyconnected or leave me a comment.
5. Space.NK moves to Nolita and their Spring Beauty Edit Event is happening this week!
Say goodbye to Greene Street, Space.NK just moved a short walk away to Nolita and is now open at 31 Prince Street. As if any beauty lover needed an excuse to pop over, I’m about to give you one (actually 25)! This Wednesday, February 11th, Space NK will host the “Sprint Beauty Edit” at all of their US Space NK locations where guests can meet with experts for makeovers, advice and tips For any shoppers that spend $250+ they will receive this gift featuring 25 coveted products valued well over $400. (The gift is available to N. Dulge members Feb 9-10th). Filled with deluxe, travel, and full-size items the gift includes:
Gift includes: SpaceNK Limited Edition Cosmetic Bag, 111SKIN Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel NAC Y2 (5ml), Bumble & bumble Straight Blow Dry (15ml),