Kiehl’s Partners with Artistic Collaboration, FAILE, to Launch Its 8th Annual Limited Holiday Edition

Gift giving season is upon us and one of my favorite NYC-based brands continues its true philanthropic tradition this holiday season! Kiehl’s Since 1851 has partnered with Brooklyn-based artist duo, Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller (also known as FAILE) to launch its 8th Annual Limited Edition Creme de Corps Holiday Collection, in which 100% of Kiehl’s net profits, up to $100,000 will help provide 1,100,000 meals to families this holiday season via Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.

I love working with brands that give back. This collaboration entitled “Baby Give Back” conveys the idea that we can care for ourselves while caring for others which is also beautifully reflected in the artwork and packaging. I’m absolutely loving the Ultra Facial Cream and the artsy message which says Reveal / Truths / Search / Within – FAILE Edition. Can’t wait to shop the collection in person when I’m in NYC next week!

The Limited Edition Crème de Corps Holiday collection includes the following products:

Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter: This luxuriously scented cream is decadently air-whipped for instant penetration to restore, protect and soften skin. ($15-$38 = 85-350 meals)
Ultimate Strength Hand Salve Trio: Formulated for the most active hands, this moisture treatment offers all-day protection to actually draw water from the air, preventing moisture loss.  ($34 = 295 meals)
Limited Edition Gift Set: This set of hydration essentials includes Creme de Corps, Ultra Facial Cream, Daily Reviving Concentrate and a FAILE sticker. ($45 = 415 meals)

 

Product samples were provided to me by Kiehl’s for review purposes.

CND® VINYLUX® Weekly Polish Partners Up with Ulta for Fashion Week Pop-Ups

I love beauty pop-ups! The concept is pretty genius because, if done correctly, pop-ups let you experience a brand in a fun, creative way! CND, the global leader in professional nail products and services did just that by teaming up with ULTA Beauty to bring CND® VINYLUX® Weekly Polish experience to life. 

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This CND® VINYLUX® Weekly Polish co-branded pop-up nail studio is making its way at select Fashion Week events in six key markets and they stopped in Vegas last week.

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CND® VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is fast-drying and delivers 7-day, chip-resistant wear and brilliant shine that lasts and no base coat is needed! Available at ULTA stores and ulta.com.

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And as part of this partnership, here’s an exclusive social media sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017 in February! Enter here and get all the deets. Good luck!

 

In the meantime, you can follow CND on Instagram & Twitter @cndworld and like CND on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CNDworldfan/.

 

L’OCCITANE x The Gansevoort Team Up For the Ultimate Summer Getaway!

You must take a second from your Memorial Day Weekend shopping and BBQs for this!

Now until 5.31, enter to win a luxurious getaway in NYC sponsored by L’Occitane. One lucky winner, chosen the first week of June will receive round trip airfare for two, a two-night stay the Gansevoort hotel (one of my faves!) and a $500 L’Occitane shopping spree.

All you have to do is sign up at this link, entering your name and email address.

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Good luck! In the meantime, have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend 🙂

PRODUCT REVIEW: beautyADDICTS Introduces the Perfect Nudes

I love experimenting with bright lip colors during the summer but my all-time faves are the NUDES. So when beautyADDICTS sent me some samples to review, I was excited to try them out. Then I realized this cosmetics company is based near my hometown in Fair Lawn, NJ!

There are various different shades of nudes and finding the right one can be a challenge. I like to have a range as I tend to get darker in the late summer months. BeautifulLIPS and Lip ADDICTION are creamy lipsticks and high-shine lip glosses infused with vitamin E, Shea butter and jojoba oil. It also plumps with natural peptides and stimulates collagen for smoother fuller lips.

Here’s a tip: When I wear nude lip color, I like to use a nude color lip liner to define the overall look but please make sure it’s not darker that the nude gloss or lipstick shade itself.

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So if you’re a fan or would like more information on beautyADDICTS, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

 

There’s Still Time! Today is FREE Shipping Day!

I am in rush mode already with only a week left until Christmas. But for all of you who wait to the last-minute like I do, there’s still time to order online with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve!  With over 950 stores participating, the sixth-annual event is expected to be the best yet thanks to stricter participation requirements. This year, stores must waive all minimum order requirements to participate in addition to guaranteeing delivery by Christmas Eve. The following is a list of the top 10 health and beauty offers currently available at FreeShippingDay.com.

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1. The Body Shop – Free shipping plus 50% off all orders.
2. Elizabeth Arden – Free shipping on all orders.
3. Too Faced – Free shipping on all orders.
4. Bobbi Brown – Free shipping plus 20% off all orders with promo code.
5. GNC – Free shipping plus 30% off everything.
6. MAC Cosmetics – Free 2-day shipping with any order.
7. Estée Lauder – Free shipping and returns on all orders.
8. PurMinerals – Free two-day shipping on all orders with coupon code.
9. Clarins – Free 2-day shipping on all orders with promo code.
10. Perfumania – Free shipping on all orders.

Gotta get to shopping, will be back soon! Happy Holidays!

Introducing CureDiva.com, the First-Ever Online Shop for Women Facing Breast Cancer

On Thursday, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a special luncheon took place in Bryant Park Hotel in NYC to launch CureDiva.com, the first online site created to help so many women going through the disease still feel like a “Diva.” It’s a high-end shopping site and community platform that provides women at every stage of breast cancer with all of their lifestyle needs.

E! News’ Giuliana Rancic and CureDiva founder and breast cancer survivor Efrat Roman were on hand to discuss their own experiences and struggles with the disease and the importance of maintaining your femininity throughout treatment.

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* Bottom Left, (L-R): CureDiva co-founders Dan Vigdor, Ester Gofer, Giuliana Rancic, and CureDiva co-founder Efrat Roman

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“When I heard about CureDiva, I was surprised it hadn’t been created sooner and wondered why I didn’t have this when I was going through breast cancer. Going through treatments, it’s so hard to know what products you need and where to go. The great thing about CureDiva is that it specifies to your needs and helps you based on what you’re going through at each phase. Now because of CureDiva, women have a more accessible support system, and can still feel like a diva through their treatments. I wish CureDiva was around when I was going through it all” said Guiliana Rancic.

Ladies, please spread the word of  this wonderful resource! You can also follow CureDiva on Twitter and Facebook.

The Kimberly Hotel, a Gem in the Heart of New York City

On a recent trip to New York City, we had the pleasure of staying at the Kimberly Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Manhattan.  It has recently made Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List 2013. I’ve always preferred boutique over large corporate chain hotels because I love to appreciate the beauty and character in the details. The details at the Kimberly hotel were all about European flair, lucky me.  The “Upstairs” rooftop was an amazing spot for an early morning breakfast with a view. Being as beauty obsessed as I am, I always check out the hotel’s bathroom products. I was delighted to see Neutrogena and Bath & Body Works products in this one. On our tour of the hotel, we learned that the owner named it after his daughter. We also learned that some celebrities that have stayed at the Kimberly Hotel include Jennifer Hudson, Lauren Dern and Mira Sorvino. I would definitely recommend the Kimberly Hotel to anyone who wants to be in the middle of all that NYC has to offer from Broadway to Central Park. Follow the Kimberly Hotel on Facebook and Twitter and if your name is Kimberly, you’re in luck!

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