March beauty greats: 10 products that I’m loving

 

 

March beauty greats- why greats and not favorites? Being a beauty blogger, I get to try a number of incredible beauty products. Therefore, I have too many favorites! So I’ve decided to highlight my 10 great trending products on a monthly basis. Here are my 10 March beauty greats:

Hawthorne Face Cleanser– This cleanser was designed as a men’s skincare product, but it works for women too! It’s unscented, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and aluminum-free. This product leaves my skin feeling smooth, refreshed, and definitely not irritated. Hawthorne has a cool online quiz to cater your cleanser (and other skincare/beauty products if you choose) to your skin type and lifestyle. You can then make it a monthly subscription. What a clever idea!

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Cream with Avocado– I’ve tried a lot of eye creams and none of them deliver like this one. I love the subtle avocado smell and how the product feels cool and refreshing on my skin. You only need a pea-size amount for each eye, which will really open those eyes up. Plus, it has avocado oil and shea butter. I’m going to be so bummed when I run out of this eye cream!

Uroui Moisture MilkThis hydrating moisturizer blends into my skin quickly and leaves it ultra smooth. I love the milky, lightweight texture.  It has proprietary Denka Pure Hyaluronic Acid and natural moisturizing factors that lock in my skin’s natural oil and moisture balance for healthy, hydrated skin. What a great gamechanger!

Rahua Beauty Shower Gel I love a luxurious shower gel and this one definitely hits the mark. It has calming lavender, uplifting eucalyptus, sweet vanilla, and woodsy Palo Santo. This shower gel also has Rainforest-grown Sacha Inchi and Rahua oils that give my skin the ultimate moisturized glow. I also love how it smells- it’s intoxicating. The product really makes my daily ritual feel like a spa experience!

Martino by Martino Volumizing Hydrating Conditioner– This conditioner leaves my hair smooth, detangled, and hydrated. Plus, it smells incredible.  I love the volume it gives me hair. The brand’s proprietary blend of Myrrh, Papyrus Milk, Blue Nile Honey and Rose Attar combined with biotin and caffeine deliver fortified, healthy and vibrant hair. I’m obsessed with this luxurious conditioner!

Eufora Urgent Repair ShampooI’m very picky when it comes to shampoo, but this one gives me no fuss. It removes buildup and is very gentle on my scalp and hair, leaving both strong and healthy. It also has a unique botanical extract blend of chamomile, horsetail, nettle and henna that delivers the ultimate clean feeling. This shampoo is definitely a keeper!

Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner This calming treatment toner is alcohol-free and effectively maintains my skin’s  pH balance. It contains extracts of Apricot, Sweet Betty Flower and Saponins from Quillaja Wood. This combination leaves my skin feeling and looking revitalized and radiant. I can’t get over how soothing this toner is!

Korres H2Rose Hydrating Face MistI love anything rose infused or scented so this invigorating face mist drew me in right away. It has natural ingredients such as aloe vera and orange blossom flower water that keep my skin hydrated, refreshed, and toned.  Plus, it minimizes the appearance of my pores. I use the mist a couple of times a day to give my skin a refreshing boost!

Crystal Clear Skincare’s The WandI’m all about skincare tools that deliver a difference instantly- cue the magic of The Wand. After just 1 use, The Wand immediately firmed and tightened my skin. Moreover, each treatment only takes 60 seconds! It’s very easy to use and I noticed that it depuffed my under-eye area,  reduced the appearance of my fine lines, and left my skin looking plumper and more hydrated. In addition, the wand comes with a 30mL bottle of Crystal Clear’s pharma-grade hyaluronic acid serum which has further given my skin the ultimate lift, plump, and hydration boost.

Each & Every Deodorant in Rose VanillaI’ve really been into natural deodorants lately and I’m a huge fan of this one. It has simple, clean ingredients like rose essential oil and vanilla extract that mix together perfectly. In other words, the scent is a perfect balance of floral and subtly sweet notes. This deodorant really works and leaves me odor-free, smelling great all day!

Hope you enjoyed my March beauty greats. Let me know if you want to see more of anything!

 

*All images are courtesy of the brands

 

wagamama midtown: Pan-Asian cuisine at its finest

First three photos by Ria Osborne

wagamama midtown recently opened on 55th street between 6th and 7th avenues, and I’m beyond excited! This is the Pan-Asian eatery’s third location in Manhattan. The new venue is gorgeous with high ceilings, vibrant lighting, and ample seating for 85 patrons. Above all, it’s a casual, inviting environment. Besides that, the cuisine is a mix of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean dishes, all conceived by Executive Chef Steve Mangleshot. Think Shichimi Tofu, Chili Chicken Ramen, Ginger Chicken Udon, Grilled Duck Donburi, and Yasai Samla Curry. I attended the grand opening party and enjoyed veggie and chicken gyozas, veggie tempura, and panko chicken bao buns. All of the dishes are delicious and fit well with wagamama’s mantra of nourishing the body and soul.

In addition to the news of the wagamama midtown opening, the eatery also has some news on the ownership front. Robert Cornog and Richard Flaherty, two experienced restauranteurs who led Punch Bowl Social, are the new operational partners of the U.S. business. This is part of an 80:20 joint venture partnership with The Restaurant Group (TRG)- the parent company of wagamama. Cornog and Flaherty aim to quickly expand the brand across the U.S. They’re planning on opening 30-40 restaurants over the next few years.

I spoke to Flaherty about what inspired him to join Wagamama. He mentioned that “Pan-Asian cuisine is where it’s at. Not everyone in the US is aware of Wagamama and I want to change that.” I also spoke with Cornog about how Wagamama picks its locations. He said: “we want to be able to fit in different spaces with some elements that carry over, but not just be the same everywhere. There is an element of discovery when you dine at wagamama.” What an intelligent, dynamic duo!

So if you haven’t checked out wagamama midtown yet, be sure to stop by. You’ll enjoy tasty Pan-Asian cuisine in a vibrant, welcoming environment!

 

Impressive NYFW events: Highlighting vibrancy and inspiration

Impressive events during NYFW are always memorable. I like when an event surprises you with vibrant activations or inspiring messages. Here’s my final round-up for NYFW February 2020.

First , we have the Neon Coat New York Fashion Week Recharge Lounge with Gerber Group that took place at Mr. Purple. Guests enjoyed touchups with Avarelle and Glo Skin Beauty products, and manicures by Sundays. They also got to check out t-shirts by Tom Foolery and energy drinks from EBOOST. Mr. Purple provided lunch and ample seating. It was a great way to unwind and enjoy sweeping views of Manhattan!

Next, Jeff Wan presented his SS20 handbag collection at the Arlo SoHo Hotel. The collection is inspired by his trip to Italy, noted by its vibrant colors and its stylish designs. It features the Hillside Collection, handbags in a signature laser cut leather, and the new Lunch Box 11 in all-over crossgrain leather.  The styles are all made in Italy. These handbags are beautiful and perfect for the individual who knows how to balance relaxation with getting things done. They’re also so lightweight, spacious, and statement-worthy. My favorites included the white and navy Hillside handbags and the pink and red Lunch Box 11 handbags. The collection is truly innovative and impressive!

Following this presentation, The Studio at Tractenberg hosted its seasonal NYFW Suite where pampering and unwinding took centerstage. This is definitely one of my favorite events during fashion week! Showcased brands included Color Street, TOCCA, Gülsha, Hairdo, Drybar, and Bioré. Other brands included Korres, Burt’s Bees, Lavanila, and more. Drybar was doing some glam dry styling and  Color Street was offering polish nail strip applications. In addition, Eylure provided eyelash applications for guests and Gülsha offered relaxing applications of its facial products on the hand. I certainly enjoyed stopping by this invigorating suite between shows and presentations!

Last but not least, Boy Meets Girl x Roots debuted its collection at a presentation at Metropolitan West. The limited edition streetwear collection features 15 pieces that are unisex. The pieces include hoodies, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and a mini-me kids collection. Together, the two brands embrace three important values: Community, Integrity and Freedom. The pieces are modern, trendy, and unique with a positive message. What an inspiring collection!

Therefore, these impressive NYFW events were definitely noteworthy!

Empowering style at NYFW FW 2020 that stunned

At this season’s NYFW, empowering style made a defining statement on the runway and at presentations. I had the pleasure of attending a couple of these presentations and shows. Check out my highlights below!

L’Agence

First up, L’Agence showed off its Fall 2020 collection at the Bowery Hotel. It featured chic looks that mixed Parisian aesthetic with a West Coast vibe. Denim continues to be the main focus for the brand, but the collection also showcased tailoring and suits. Tweed, silk, and leather carried through the collection. My favorite looks included a silver sequin blazer paired with a black silk blouse and black pants, a grey tweed ankle-length coat paired with black leather gloves and a black hat, and a mustard silk suit. All of the looks were very mod and embraced empowering style and femininity. Such a stunning collection!

Fashion Hong Kong

Additionally, Fashion Hong Kong, took place at Spring Studios. The event is organized by HKTC to elevate Hong Kong designers on the global front. It featured three designers that expressed innovative vision. The first one was Heaven Please+, a brand inspired by the Princess of Wales and traditional British royal costumes. It showcased classic styles with edgy accents. Next, SUN=SEN, known for its optimistic personality, featured colorful, detailed styles. Each look combined a mixture of patterns and fabrics that expressed an individualistic appeal. Lastly, Harrison Wong featured structured lines and color blocking for abstract contrasting. Blue, green, and black color blocking and dramatic style accents played large roles in the collection. What an inspiring designer collective!

Cynthia Rowley

Later on in the week, Cynthia Rowley presented her FW 20 collection on the runway at Spring Studios. The collection was colorful, full of invigorating spirit, and empowering style. It was filled with floral prints, puffy sleeves, and fur jackets. Some of my favorite looks included a white dress with a unique pink pattern, a  gold floral silk top with puffy sleeves paired with matching pants, and a black floral trench coat. What an exciting collection!

Blue Jacket Fashion Show: Standout fashion for a great cause

One of my favorite shows, the Blue Jacket Fashion Show, took place during this past fashion week at Pier59 Studios. The show promoted and benefitted the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving cancer research. Some of this year’s celebrity models included David Bryne, DJ Envy, Alex Lundqvist, Simon Coonan, Doctor Mike, Nigel Barker, Bill Nye, Jesse Palmer, and many more. Janssen Oncology sponsored the show with participation by Hennessey, Lyft, Saratoga Spring Water Co, and Curious Elixirs, among others. It was also hosted by fashion icon Mr, Andre’ Leon Tally, who brought lots of energy to the runway!

So many jackets on the runway made noticeable statements. However, they’re certainly were some top contenders. My favorites included a dark blue Ralph Behk jacket worn by Lee Tergesen, an ocean blue Hugo Boss suit worn by Young Paris, and a navy floral Nicholas Graham suit worn by Bill Nye. Other participating designers included Kenneth Cole Awareness, Bruno Magli, Hickey Freeman, Ben Sherman, John Varvatos, and more. It was wonderful to see so many inspirational men walk the runway for such a great cause! For more information about PCF, please visit www.pcf.org. Looking forward to next year’s Blue Jacket Fashion Show!

7th Annual WindowsWear Awards: Innovation at its finest

A few weeks ago, WindowsWear hosted its annual WindowsWear Awards party at Marquee. I love this event because it celebrates the innovativeness and intelligence that goes into creating incredible retail design and storefront windows. Legendary window dresser Simon Doonan hosted the event for the second year in a row. Award categories ranged from Best Pop-Up, Best Prop, Best Window Display, and Best Packaging. Some of this year’s winners included Bottega Veneta for Best Interior, H&M and Giambattista Valla for Best Collaboration, Michael Kors for Best Interactive Experience, and Dior for Best Use of Light. Alice and Olivia’s creative team won the Simon Doonan Award. Check out the rest of the winners here.

Guests enjoyed dancing to the beats spun by Marquee’s DJ and they also enjoyed eating quinoa veggie burgers, french fries, pretzels, shrimp, mini grilled cheese sandwiches, and macarons by La Maison du Macaron. So much energy and creativity in one room! A well-deserved congrats to all of this year’s WindowsWear Awards winners!

LLK: A dental studio that offers innovative care

First 3 photos courtesy of LLK

Last month, I attended the launch party for a new dental studio by celebrity cosmetic dentists Lowenberg, Lituchy, and Kantor (LLK). These dentists have enhanced the smiles of many actors, models, and other famous figures. The space is beautiful and Dr. Lowenberg designed it (He has a passion for art, photography, and interior design). The dental studio definitely has an art gallery feel with well-known photographs from his own personal collection, including those of Arthur Elgorz, Mark Seliger, Albert Watson and David Yarro.

The practice’s focus is on the art of the smile with an exclusive partnership with Master Ceramist Jason Kim. He has been the sculptor for every major cosmetic dentist for the past 25 years, enhancing a countless number of celebrity smiles. The office has expanded to accommodate a state-of-the-art onsite lab for Kim’s masterful work. I really enjoyed being able to see this lab in person!

In addition, LLK’s treatment rooms have the most up-to-date technology for both cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Patients can enjoy watching shows on in-room televisions with access to HBO, Netflix and Hulu. They also can use the room’s wireless headphones and internet connections, while enjoying Central Park views. Lastly, patients can also take advantage of the in-house reflexologist and get a relaxing massage during their appointments.

So if you’re looking for a dental studio that provides top-notch service and an artsy ambience, LLK hits the mark. What an innovative office!

 

Holiday 2019: CityChick Style Beauty and Fashion Finds

Holiday 2019 is all about sparkly, luxurious, elevated gifts. I can’t believe that the core holiday season is less than two weeks away, but it’s not too late to get your friends and family something memorable. Whether you’re looking for haircare, skincare, makeup, grooming, or fashion gifts, this Holiday 2019 guide has you covered.

Rahua Customizable Daily Haircare Set– I love this set because it’s such a creative idea: haircare to meet every need. It features 8 exquisitely packaged 22ML OZ -bottles of Classic, Color Full, Voluminous and Hydration shampoo and conditioner sets. Even the box itself is designed with a beautiful Amazonian-inspired illustration. These shampoos and conditioners give hair and scalp the ultimate nourishment and renewal!

Trilogy Rosehip-it-up Kit– This kit is perfect for cleansing, hydrating, and moisturizing your skin. It includes a Rosehip Transformation Cleansing Oil, a Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, and a Vital Moisturising Cream. I’m obsessed with the cute red canvas cosmetic travel bag. The set is great for all skin types and delivers the perfect skin glow!

Leovard Luxury Nail Kit– This top-notch 10-piece nail kit caters to all nail and cuticle needs. It features tools made with premium, durable materials such as clippers, tweezers, and a nail file. The kit is unisex and comes in a chic leather case that’s easy to carry around. I think it’s perfect for the person that’s meticulous about his or her nails. It’s sure to last a long time!

Eminence Cleanse and Glow Daily Cleanser & Exfoliation Gift Set- Who doesn’t love smooth skin? This kit features 2 Eminence best sellers: Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser and Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. I love how the duo gently exfoliates skin and evens out skin tone. It leaves your skin soft and glowing. The box is also super cute with a geometric design. It’s the ultimate mini-spa experience!

Joico JOIFULL Hair Goals Box Set– This cute winter-inspired kit is perfect for managing any hair dilemma. It comes with JOIFULL Shampoo, JOIFULL Conditioner, and Defy Damage Masque. The shampoo cleans hair of all oils and dirt and protects hair from humidity while the conditioner detangles, leaving hair bouncy and manageable. The masque keeps style protected all day long. This trio is the perfect knockout for hair dilemmas!

Shiseido ModernMatte Powder LipstickThis non-drying formula delivers matte, full-coverage color that feels utterly weightless and leaves a powder-soft finish on lips. It has a unique blend of waxes and oils that turn into an ultra-thin, featherweight powder. It also blurs imperfections. This lipstick is the ultimate gift offering for the makeup lover!

SH- RD Nutra Therapy Shine Serum–  This serum delivers amazing hair protection. It’s made with natural oils and hydrolyzed keratin protein that gives long-lasting vibrant shine to hair. The product protects and repairs all hair layers and smooths the hair cuticle. It’s the perfect gift for soft, shiny hair!

SH- RD Protein Cream– This cream is the ultimate leave-in treatment for repairing, restoring, and renewing hair. It has a formulated Silk Protein Complex that locks in hydration and strengthens hair. The cream delivers shine, bounciness and softness. This product is an amazing pampering gift!

Ulta Beauty Exclusives– For some unique beauty gifts, you should check out Ulta Beauty! A couple of these include: Tarte’s Gift & Glam Collector’s Set with 24 eye & cheek shades in 4 pocket palettes; Smashbox Cosmic Celebrations Photo Finish Primer Water Duo, a set of 2 scented travel-size Primer Waters to hydrate and refresh skin; Proactiv Holiday Glow Kit, Kendall’s Favs: Deep Cleansing Face Wash, Amazonian Clay Mask w/ Silicone Applicator Brush, and Green Tea Moisturizer  for the smoothest skin; and NYX Professional Makeup Love Lust Disco Body Illuminating Puff, a multi-colored shimmer puff for a beautiful glow. So many beautiful Holiday 2019 gifting ideas!

Chapstick Gift Packaging– These sets are the cutest stocking stuffers! The packaging includes a tree, an ornament, a snowman pouch, a santa pouch, and a light blue mini stocking. This year’s holiday flavors are so festive: Candy Cane, Holiday Cocoa, Sugar Cookie, Pumpkin Pie and Vanilla Latte. There’s also the ChapStick® Total Hydration Snowflake which features Soothing Vanilla & Cooling Peppermint and Soothing Oasis & Coconut. Any of these options are the perfect gifts for moisturized lips!

Laura Mercier Caviar Vault Collection– This set is the ultimate gift for eye makeup aficionados. It includes 10 pigment-rich colors: Rosegold, Amethyst, Moonlight, Au Naturel, Blossom, Vanilla Kiss, Cocoa, Orchid, Sandglow, Tuxedo. These Caviar Sticks are cult favorites and are perfect for creating multiple eye looks that last for 12 hours. You can use them as eyeliners, to create a smoky eye look, or to create a sophisticated mauve look. The possibilities are endless. I also love the red and rose gold patterned box that these Caviar Sticks come in. It’s such a luxurious holiday 2019 gift!

Morgan Taylor Lacquer Champagne and Moonbeams Holiday Collection– This beautiful collection includes 12 new colors that are perfect for the holiday season. It features gorgeous hues of pink, nude, mauve, and some deep holiday glam shades. The collection is available in mini 4 packs and makes the cutest holiday gift!

FRÉ Skincare: The 123FRÉ Set– The athletic woman in your life will love this nifty gift that’s designed for skin that sweats. It includes Purify Me (a hydrating facial cleanser), Revive Me (a deep replenishing serum), and Protect Me (an ultra-light moisturizer with SPF30). The trio’s Argania Active Complex helps to reduce signs of aging, sun damage, and dark spots. Plus, the travel bag is super cute and easy to travel with. It’s the perfect set for the active warrior!

Old Navy Sherpa Slipper Socks– These socks make the perfect winter-warming gift. They have holiday-themed designs such as candy canes, penguins, and snow cones. Plus, they’re made out of a soft knit fabric and have a plush, warm Sherpa lining. They’re essential for the Holiday 2019 season!

Duluth Trading Women’s Ponte Pro Dress– This dress transitions wonderfully from work wear to cocktail hour. It’s designed with ponté knit fabric that’s super-smooth and completely cling free. This gift is so stylish and comfortable!

ISDIN Si-Nails– This gift is perfect for strengthening brittle nails. It increases the nails’ thickness, density, and durability. You apply it to the entire nail and cuticle, and you’ll see a noticeable difference in as little as 2 weeks. Cuticles get improved hydration and nails are less brittle. I love how it’s an easy to use one-click applicator pen!

ISDIN Mineral Brush 50 This powerful brush protects against the visible signs of photoaging and delivers breathable coverage. It evens out skin tone and gives a natural, matte appearance for various skin tones. For protection from environmental damage, this is a must-have!

SGX NYC Dry Touch Volumizing Dry Shampoo– This luxurious product is made with sea botanicals and bamboo. It’s designed to absorb oil, wake up flat, second-day hair, and boost volume. It’s perfect on-the-go, brushing invisibly with no residue. What a game-changer!

SGX NYC The DO-IT-ALL 3-in-1 Dry Texture Spray– This miracle worker instantly revitalizes flat styles adding texture and a light, flexible hold. It has sea salt, sea kale, and red seaweed extract and is humidity-resistant. It‘s the essential pick-me-up for instantly texturized hair!

Illuminations Cranberry Orange Deluxe Signature Scented Candle– This gift has an intoxicatingly wonderful scent. It features a blend of cranberry, orange, plum, and vanilla-scented tonka bean spiked with spicy cinnamon. The candle has red-toned wax and the glass is wrapped in marbleized vellum. It’s absolutely beautiful and has a striking glow when lit. The candle burns for 60-70 hours and perfectly captures the holiday 2019 spirit!

L.A.C Lip Kit Honey Love Liquid Lipstick and Matching Lip GlossThis lovely duo has a specially formulized blend of antioxidants, nourishing Olive Oil and Vitamin E. The blend helps hydrate, nourish and condition your lips. The lipstick is cruelty-free and has globally sourced materials. This is the ultimate gift for the environmentally-conscious beauty aficionado in your life!

BX GLOW Daily Cleanser Redefining Radiance– If you’re looking for a game-changing cleanser to gift someone, this is definitely it. Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada created this product for her plant-infused line. It has licorice root and antioxidant-rich coffee seed extract. The pure cleanser actively works to bring out the natural radiance and clarity of your skin.

Mizz Bloom Luscious Organic Body Butter in White Chocolate–  This luxurious body butter has the most amazing white chocolate aroma. It’s made with almond oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, and virgin coconut oil. The product glides on skin easily with an incredibly smooth texture. It’s filled with beneficial vitamins, antioxidants, and omega fatty acids to emanate the beauty and moisture in your skin.  The body butter is the perfect holiday gift for someone who loves the decadent smell of chocolate and a lovely whipped texture!

Biossance Rose Radiance Trio– This trio delivers the ultimate hydration and radiance. It consists of Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm, and Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Mask. The products feel so luxurious and really moisturize the skin. The pink holiday-themed box is a pretty cute keepsake too. This gift is a real skincare treat!

Biossance Clean Favorites Trio– This 3-piece set is perfect for hydrating, brightening, and moisturizing the skin. It includes Squalane + Omega Repair Cream, Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil, and Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream. The green holiday-themed box is adorable. I’m obsessed with how these 3 products give you an even toned, glowing radiance!

Benefit Cosmetics Brow Superstars– Looking for a gift for the brow-loving queen? This is definitely the one to get! It includes 6 full-size bestsellers: Gimme Brow +, Precisely, My Brow Pencil, Goof Proof Brow Pencil, Ka-BROW!, 3D BROWtones and 24-HR Brow Setter. The gift is perfect for creating any natural or dramatic brow look. Plus, the products come in a cute top-hat themed box. This gift is a real brow-lifting winner!

Sol De Janeiro Carnaval Celebration Set– This set contains addictive scents and skin-loving benefits. It consists of Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (240ml), Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel (90ml), Brazilian Touch Hand Cream (50ml), and Brazilian Crush Fragrance Mist. I love the Carnaval-inspired box that they all come in. Your gift recipient will smell amazing and have the smoothest skin with this perfect set!

Beekman 1802 Triple Milk Skincare Travel Set– When it comes to your skincare, sometimes you want something practical, cute, and easy to carry. You can definitely have that with this set! It includes a full-sized Milk Bar facial cleanser and Skin Milk moisturizer, and mini versions of the Milk Cleanser makeup remover and exfoliating Milk Peel. It’s perfect for the clean beauty aficionado since it’s EWG verified. This trio leaves skin moisturized to the max and glowing!

Iroha Nature Foot Mask Socks: These socks are made with natural ingredients such as peach, peppermint, and argan. They work in 15 minutes to visibly heal, hydrate and brighten feet. The packaging is also super cute. These foot mask socks are the perfect gifts for super soft, radiant feet!

Paul Mitchell The Book of Texture Holiday Gift SetThis book-inspired holiday gift set is perfect for effortless, undone looks. It includes: Invisiblewear® Shampoo, Invisiblewear® Conditioner, and Invisiblewear® Undone Texture Hairspray. Say goodbye to dull locks and hello to great hair!

Neuro Liquid Treat & Protect Holiday Gift Set–  This set is great for someone who is addicted to blow-drying or straight ironing her hair. It includes Repair HeatCTRL® Treatment, Protect HeatCTRL® Iron Hairspray, and Prime HeatCTRL® Blowout Primer. All three products deliver the ultimate thermal protection!

 So there you have it- a sensational list of Holiday 2019 offerings that will surely please beauty and fashion mavens!

 

*All product images are courtesy of the brands except for the Iroha Foot Mask Socks image, which is my own.

The Biggest Baby Shower Ever: A hub for expecting and new parents

Earlier this month, I attended the Biggest Baby Shower Ever at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The event was hosted by Big City Moms, the nation’s largest resource for new and expectant parents. Brands at the event included Huggies, Baboo Naturals, Tiny Organics, Uppababy, Chicco, Hello Products, and Green Toys. Additional brands included Happiest Baby, WaterWipes, Pippette, Earth’s Best and so many more. Sema4 hosted an exclusive reception focusing on recent advances in genetics. There were also a number of seminars from parenting experts on topics such as breastfeeding and early childhood education.

The Biggest Baby Shower offered an excellent one-stop resource for parents to explore a variety of products. It also gave them the opportunity to speak with informative brand reps about these products. They were able to enter raffles for items such as a year supply of Similac or a baby basket put together by New York Life. So many great prizes!

The event is hosting its last edition of 2019 in Miami on December 10. It’ll be back in NYC on May 15, 2020. Looking forward to that!

A chocolate event like no other: Salon du Chocolat

Chocolate is one of my favorite sweets. Who can resist? So I’m thrilled to share that Salon du Chocolat, an interactive experience that offers unique treats from chocolatiers around the world is coming to NYC! The event will also feature other innovative activations.  It’s happening at the Javits Center from November 16-17 from 10AM-5PM. Some of the exhibiting brands include Éclat Chocolate, Hotel Chocolat, Neuhaus Chocolates, Ronnie Sue’s Chocolates, and Valrhona. This event is perfect for diehard chocolate fans and the whole family. Activities will include Decorating Cakes With Pipiing, Holiday Pies, Crafting Cookies, and the Salon du Chocolat Fashion Show. The fashion show will showcase unique dresses designed with edible fabrics as well as a number of Instagrammable moments. The dresses will be on display following the show.

In addition, the event will host a slew of other great activations. There’s a special area for aspiring young chefs called Salon du Chocolat Junior that will host lots of interactive workshops. The event’s artist-in-residence, Paul Joachim, known as the Chocolate Genius, will create an enormous, unparalleled chocolate sculpture throughout the weekend. The Valrhona Hot Chocolate Festival will also have its moment at the event. It’s the perfect time of year for hot chocolate! Lastly, guests will have the opportunity to make their own vegan chocolates. So many delicious experiences to enjoy!

For more information about Salon du Chocolat, be sure to check out https://www.salonduchocolatny.com. You can purchase tickets on Eventbrite. I’m definitely looking forward to it!

*All photos courtesy of Salon du Chocolat