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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Beauty and All That June 2009 Posts

Here are the June 2009 posts that you can see on Beauty and All That @ http://igknowidea.blogspot.com

Original posts by Beauty and All That

* Happy One Year Anniversary, Beauty and All That!
* Maybelline Stylish Smokes Collection
* Stila Cosmetics' Free Free Twitter Gift
* Everyday Minerals New Products in June
* VitalJuice Pop-Up Wellness Retreat in New York City
* Fendi Annual Warehouse Sale in New York City
* Gucci Fall Winter 2009 Collection
* Clinique Summer Favorites - 4 Free Sample
* Solstice Yoga in Times Square June 21, 2009
* MAC Cosmetics Friends & Family 25% off
* Crafty and All That blog
* Shecky's Girls Night Out- Summer 2009
* Free Sample of Benefit Crescent Row at Sephora
* Jersey Shore Wedding - Part 1
* Jersey Shore Wedding- Part 2 Beauty Tips
* Everyday Minerals New Eye Color Compacts
* LeSportsac Sample Sale June 9-11, 2009
* L'Occitane - Provencal Warehouse Sale June 5-6, 2009
* Sephora for Your Guy- Free Samples
* Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale NYC June 2-6, 2009
* Burt's Bees 25th Anniversary Celebration
* Prince Harry visits NYC
* Review on L'Oreal Paris Double Extension Beauty Tubes

Lovely TotalBeauty.com posts
* Quiz: Solving your Skin Challenges
* Get long, thick eyelashes now!
* Best Long Hairstyles
* Best Anti-Aging Serums
* Quiz: What's Your Ideal Foundation?

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Maybelline Stylish Smokes Collection

I was on my way to Rite-Aid to pick up a few things and I saw on the beauty displays a new eyeshadow quad collection by Maybelline. I tried to find more information on their website but I was not surprised they did not have it on their website. (I tried to find more info on their previous collection, Viva La Violet, earlier this year but didn't have much luck either. Check out the Violet collection here.)

This new Summer collection is called Stylish Smokes and includes 4 different color sets- Natural, Smoky black, Purples, and Greens. Each set contains 4 complimentary colors to achieve a smoky eye look with easy directions for your lids, crease, brow bone and outer corner. Maybelline makes it easy for beginners to apply which colors to which part of your eye with a diagram tutorial in the back of the packaging.

You don't necessarily have to use all 4 colors at once. Instructions include ways to have a Subtle Look (using only the lid color), a Casual look (using the lid and crease color), a Classic Smoky look (using the lid, crease and brow bone) and the Dramatic Smoky look (using all four colors).

I bought two of the four from the Stylish Smokes collection- Natural Smokes and Charcoal Smokes.

The Natural Smokes collection has more brown-ish tones. The Brow Bone (highlighter) color is more champagne/beige; the Lid is a shimmery dark taupe; the Crease is a shimmery dark brown, and the Outer Corner is a matte brown/black color.

The Stylish Smokes collection (similar to many other smokey eye palettes) has the silvery/grey/black tones to achieve a perfect smoky eye. The Brow Bone color is a shimmery silver color; The Lid is a darker Silver, the Crease is also a shimmery darker Silver with hints of purple, and the Outer Corner is a black tone with hints of sparkle.

The other two palettes I did not pick up were the Emerald Smokes (greens) and Amethyst Smokes (purples).

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Quiz: Solving your Skin Challenges

Your Skin Challenges -- Solved!

Take this quiz to get customized tips on winning your skin battles, from acne and wrinkles to chronic dryness

Does it feel like your skin is conspiring against you, sprouting pimples or fine lines when your back is turned? It may seem impossible but you can overcome any skin challenge and have a flawless complexion -- with the right care. Take this quiz to identify your enemies and get tips on how to conquer them.

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Stila Cosmetics' Free Free Twitter Gift

As one of Stila Cosmetic's first 2,000 followers on Twitter, I was given a link to retrieve a special gift with an online purchase. Check out My Twitter page here and Stila's Twitter page here.

The gift is their new 24kt lip gloss in Radiant Sunset- a gorgeous bright color. According to the ad, this lip gloss is infused with real 24kt gold as well as Vitamins A, C, and E to keep your lips hydrated and protected!

As readers of my blog, I am sharing with you the the link to the special Twitter Gift from Stila Cosmetics. (Don't forget to follow them on Twitter!) Hurry b/c offer ends July 1, 2009 !

To get your Stila lipgloss with a purchase of $30,

Go to this website: http://www.stilacosmetics.com/special_twittergift.asp

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Everyday Minerals New Products in June

So on June 15, actually June 14, around 10:30PM Central time, new product were unveiled including their new Everynight Minerals eyeshadow collection. Many, many EDM fans were waiting anxiously for the past month really to see what new products were going to be available on their site.

The list of products that came out are:

1) Eyeliner kit including the new angled brow/liner brush, and 4 sample size of the colors: Smokey, Postcards (dark green), Wallaby and dark brown brow. (Note: This kit is not in their new plastic compact)

2) Everynight Minerals- Nighttime Garden Collection- 3 colors (Midnight Rose, Angel's Trumpet and Maples & Mum) and the new angled brow/liner brush

3) Three new brushes- Angled brow/liner brush, a retractable kabuki (shown in picture) ,and a baby flat top.

4) Three new base foundation colors- Toffee, Truffle, and Bronzed Tan

5)Three new lip colors - Coffee Shop, Spring Berries and Plum

They currently have a *Special* valid until June 28, for more details

Their special is called "Pruning the Garden" and you will get 3 free samples of:
Cookie Sheet (a blush), 10 Items or Less (a blue eyeshadow) and Natural Reflections in Cool Pink (a face powder), with any order of $18+.

Check out: www.everydayminerals.com to purchase these new products!
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Get long, thick eyelashes now!

How to Get the Longest, Thickest Lashes Ever

These makeup artist tricks will take your mascara to a whole other level

Just because you've bought a great mascara, doesn't mean you'll automatically have perfect lashes. It all depends on what you do with it. That's why we asked the experts for their tricks to getting long, voluminous lashes. With these tips, your lashes will stop people in their tracks!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Best Long Hairstyles

Best Long Hairstyles

Got long hair? Then we've got 10 celebrity hairstyle inspirations for you

Long hair has its pros and cons. Cons: high-maintenance, like keeping split ends at bay and tangles to a minimum. Pros: Practically limitless style possibilities. If you have long hair, check out these hairstyles. The looks are all quick and easy, so you can update your 'do in minutes.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

VitalJuice Pop-Up Wellness Retreat in New York City 2009

This past weekend was VitalJuice's first Pop-Up Wellness Retreat- a three-day bonanza of spa treatments, fitness classes and healthy food samplings. They rented the space of what used to be the Virgin Megastore, before they closed, in the heart of Union Square. Although the event was open to the public, it seemed pretty hush-hush as they didn't just want anybody coming in. The security guard asked us what we were here for and we just told him, "VitalJuice."

One sponsor that was giving away samples of their product was SoyJoy. I had never tried their bars before and I was pleasantly surprised. (I tried the Apple flavor and could taste real natural bits of apple pieces inside the bar.) They cost about a dollar a bar, so it is a bit pricey. The packaging makes the product look a bit more like a granola bar but it is actually thinner, like a biscotti. Nevertheless it is a tasty treat full of fiber, protein and omega-3. It is a great pre-workout snack!

Another yummy treat I had was from the World of Grains. They offered Cranberry cookies and Garden Vegetable crackers to taste and bring home. After trying their sweet cookies- I am sold! Luckily they are available in Whole Foods across the country. They are selling 4 little packs with about 6-7 cookies in each pack in a box for about $4-5. Again, also a bit pricey but it tastes delicious and it is good for you too! I can't wait to try their other flavors of cookies- including Apple Cinnamon, Blueberry, Multigrain, and Oatmeal Raisin. Their other flavors of crackers include Garlic Herb, Tomato Basil, Rosemary and Multigrain.

Whole Foods was also another sponsor and they provided delicious home-made breakfast bars. They also came out with a cart full of apples. :) The workouts were provided by Crunch and seemed like a lot of fun. I didn't attend any but I did get to play some table tennis. (There was a table right when you walked inside the building.)

This Wellness Retreat by VitalJuice was a lot of fun to sample and try out different healthy products. I am so glad they were able to do coordinate this event for us and I look forward to attending next year's event!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Fendi Annual Warehouse Sale in New York City June 23-24, 2009

Fendi Annual Warehouse Sale in NYC June 23-24, 2009
Collections include: Women's Ready to Wear, Handbags, Fur and Small Leather Goods

Times: June 23 -8AM-8PM and June 24 -9AM-3:30PM
Place: Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th St., NY NY

Happy Shopping!

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Gucci Fall Winter 2009 Collection

The Fall and Winter Collection for Gucci is available at Neiman Marcus now. Check it out! Isn't this bag gorgeous? :)

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Clinique Summer Favorites - 4 Free Samples

They currently have these samples to offer:
1)Men's Age Defense Hydrator SPF 15 Sample
2)High Impact Lip Colour SPF 15 Sample in Rose Spectrum
3)Liquid Facial Soap in Oily Sample
4)Take The Day Off Makeup Remover Sample
5)Men's Face Scrub Deluxe Sample
6)Clinique Happy Fragrance Sample
7)Different Lipstick Sample in Angelic
8)Lash Doubling Mascara Sample in Black
9)Dual Ended Full Potential Lips in Luscious Lilac and Blackberry Bloom Sample
10)Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Sample
11)Repairwear Intensive Eye Cream Sample
12)All About Eyes Rich Sample

To read the fine print on the offer...

*Quantities are limited and offers are subject to availability while supplies last. To ensure best availability, there is a limit of one offer to a customer. Offer is subject to change without notice. Offer is valid with in-stock merchandise only—some exclusions may apply. Offer is not applicable to pending purchases, purchases made prior to the start of the offer or after it has concluded. All purchases are subject to bank authorization prior to processing. Only authorized purchases will be processed and shipped. We reserve the right to cancel any order due to unauthorized, altered, or ineligible use of offer and to modify or cancel this promotion due to system errors or unforeseen problems. We reserve the right to substitute any free item offered with an item of equal or greater value. Offer is subject to change without notice.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Best Anti-Aging Serums

Best Anti-Aging Serums

From Avon and Olay to Madonna's rumored fave, find out which wrinkle treatments really work

Finding the perfect balance of moisture and effectiveness in an anti-aging treatment isn't easy, but with the help of TotalBeauty.com product reviews, you can pinpoint the right skin care serum for your budget and skin type.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Solstice Yoga in Times Square June 21, 2009

One of first event posts was the Solstice Yoga in Time Square. (Read the original article here.) Unfortunately I was not able to go last year because of my friend's wedding, but I will be attending this year!! :)

I noticed a few changes based on last year's info/my blog post. First: SOYJOY, among many other brand names like Danskin and Snapple, is not their sponsor anymore. Hence they cannot brag about it when they mention the goodie bag. Second: This year they will be giving out 1500 gift bags and yoga mats, as opposed to only 300 last year. Third: Classes this year do not have instructor names already specified and do not require a certain level of experience.

In preparation for this exciting and healthy event, I have been practicing stretching exercises as well as the Wii Fit Yoga routine. Some of my favorite poses include the Tree pose, Bridge pose and Warrior pose. It's all about strengthening your core and keeping your balance. The Boat pose is one of my least favorites and requires a lot of your core strength. It is the pose where your body creates a V shape..

Practice ahead.. If you will be attending and need a few yoga exercise moves, check out slideshows from Women's Health magazine's website. Click for the slideshow on 10 great poses here and an At-Home yoga routine with 18 steps here .

Health Magazines.. Women's Health is one of the several women's health magazines that I read. Of course, I read SELF (read about my recent trip to the SELF Workout in the Park this year here) , SHAPE, and Fitness magazine. My favorite part is that these magazines have tear-off cards/or step-by-step routines that I can easily rip out of the magazine (either cards or the entire page) and take me with me (to my living room.)

For more details on attending the event...

Go to the website: http://www.timessquarenyc.org/about_us/events_solstice.html

Basically, the event will be held in the heart of Times Square all day on Sunday, June 21, 2009. The 6pm class is available for registration, while all other times are full.

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MAC Cosmetics Friends & Family 25% off June 16-18, 2009

Starting today, June 16 until June 18, you can get 25% off your online purchase of MAC Cosmetics. To get the code..

Use: SAVE25 to get your discount! :)

What will you be getting?
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Crafty and All That blog

In case you haven't checked out my other crafty blog, here's your chance!

Go to: http://craftyandallthat.blogspot.com

Here are a few reasons why:
1) You're a fan of Beauty and All That- no questions asked!

2) You're wondering what crafts Beauty and All That has.. hence Crafty and All That. :)

3) You want to know what the heck Clay Food is. (That's the first entry of Crafty and All That)

More Craft entries to come!!

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Quiz: What's Your Ideal Foundation?

Quiz: What's Your Ideal Foundation?

Find the formula that will finally give you flawless-looking skin

We talked to celebrity makeup artists Gita Bass and Molly Stern and Procter & Gamble senior scientist Sarah Vickery to help you figure out the perfect formula for your skin type. Take the quiz to find out what kind of makeup your skin really needs and get expert tips on making your skin look its best.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Shecky's Girls Night Out- Summer 2009

Ladies- it's baaackkk! Shecky's Girls Night Out in back in town in NYC from June 23-27. If you haven't been to one of these before, it's a must! Where else can you get have a great time with your girls, shopping the latest jewelry trends, tasting some yummy local snacks and having a few drinks all in the same place?

Where is taking place? At the Puck Building, downtown Soho area, located at 293 Lafayette St. (@ Houston St.) The Shecky's Girls Night Out was at this venue last Fall and it was a great location. The one earlier this year was a bit on the west side and a pain to get to so I appreciate it being back here.

I have been to three of these events already and I may sit this one out. Chances are if I go, I won't be getting a Shecky's Goody Bag this year. (See my Winter 2009 goody bag here and Fall 2008 goody bag here. Note: My Holiday 2008 goody bag was similar to the Fall 2008 one.) Plus, I wouldn't want a repeat of last time's fiasco, see here.

They do have some great sponsors, including my favorite Yes To Carrots, and some familiar ones from last year (Aveeno and Aquafresh).

I noticed the National Sponsors, the drink sponsors, at this event do not include Budweiser. There is usually a beer sponsor there to have a beer tasting at the event. They give you a sampling of 4 beers that are not yet in the market, and they gauge the audience to see how well they like it. That's disappointing to see, since that is usually one of my favorite parts of the event. (See pictures of my previous attendance here)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Free Sample of Benefit Crescent Row at Sephora

Preview Benefit's new Crescent Row fragrances in this adorable set with any Sephora purchase. To get your free sample, use code: CRESCENT.


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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Jersey Shore Wedding- Part 2 Beauty Tips

At every wedding, there is always someone designated to do the bride's makeup, usually a makeup artist, a professional or a good friend. At the Jersey Shore wedding that I attended, there was a professional makeup artist who worked in weddings as a part-time job. We were all eager to chat with her about beauty tips, her experiences in the industry, and her schooling to get into the business. She told us about her struggles with juggling a full-time job and classes for her cosmetology license. She also said her main driving force was her passion for cosmetics/beauty and doing what she loves. :)

So a few basic tips that she told us to get a bride-beautiful face included:
1)Use primer! Primer will give your face/eyes a clean slate and palette so the colors will look their best. If you have dark circles around your eyes, you can use a yellow based primer to neutralize the discoloration around that area. Primers can also be used to control the oil on your face, to prevent shininess throughout the day.

2)Ask the bride what look she wants. The bride opted for a very natural look so minimal color was used, while looking fresh and gorgeous. She mixed two blush colors to achieve a radiant glow. She also used basic black eyeliner and a light, neutral shimmery shade for her eyelids.

3)Don't stick with just one brand. We had asked her what her favorites were and while she mentioned MAC, she told us that there were so many different companies with similar formulas so don't stick with just one name brand.

Other advice/tips in general included:
1) Checking for expiration dates on products.
2) Going to makeup shows to see new products/brands/colors and learn more about makeup!

Here are some pictures of her stash:

Her makeup palette, including the two blush colors.
Her collection of makeup brushes!

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Monday, June 08, 2009

Happy One Year Anniversary, Beauty and All That!

Happy Anniversary to my blog, Beauty and All That! My, what a year it has been. I started this blog writing about random things and it quickly evolved into a beauty and shopping blog.

My first post was on an indie film, called Take Out, read here. Then, for a while I posted YouTube links on cute kittens. By the fall of 2008, my blog had become more of a beauty blog with beauty and shopping events/tips. I also came across the wonderful site, TotalBeauty.com, which features skincare, hair and beauty product reviews and once I signed up to be a part of their Blog community, the rest is history. Thank you TotalBeauty!

Follow me on Twitter: @BeautyAllThat

Be sure to check out my new sister site, Crafty and All That, soon with updates!

Thank you readers of Beauty and All That. Stay tuned for more great posts and info on your beauty needs!

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Everyday Minerals New Eye Color Compacts

Here are the other Everyday Minerals Eye Palettes, in addition to the gorgeous Everyday Resorts eye palette featured in my Everyday Minerals Haul post. Again, I do not own these yet, but I have been reading mixed reviews on the EDM forum. Some say the mini brush, which is very adorable, is too thick to actually get any product within the little hole of eyeshadows, and some say that there is too little eyeshadow minerals in each. The compact itself is very cute and convenient for travel, since it is too hard to carry loose minerals when you're out. It's also refillable, even though the plastic caps are a bit tough to take out. You can either get these eyeshadows in this each compact set for $10 or buy samples of each color for $2.50 a shade.

The Spring Collection (colo
The Sand Castle Collection

The Lavender Collection
The Jane Austen Collection

To purchase these eye palettes yourself, they are under the "Kits" category and "Best Sellers" subcategory at EverydayMinerals.com

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Friday, June 05, 2009

LeSportsac Sample Sale June 9-11, 2009

There's another LeSportsac sample sale coming up on June 9th. Last time, there were a lot of discounts by the last day, so hopefully it will be the same this time around.

Discount: 60-90% off past and current LeSportsac products

Dates/Times: June 9, Tuesday: 4pm - 9pm; June 10, Wednesday: 8am - 9pm; June 11, Thursday: 8am - 9pm

Location: Metropolitan Pavilion 123 West 18th Street 4th Floor Gallery (Between 6th - 7th Avenue) New York City, NY

To get a $5 off coupon, valid on June 9th only, bring a printout of the above flyer! Click on above picture or here to get a larger sized image.

Happy Shopping!

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L'Occitane - Provencal Warehouse Sale June 5-6, 2009

L'OCCITANE, maker of some of the best skincare products in the world, including their wonderful Shea Butter creams, is having a Warehouse Sale in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. If you're lucky enough to be living around the area, go check it out! Details in the above advertisement or check it out here on their website.

This takes place TODAY, June 5 from 9AM-8PM and ends tomorrow, June 6, from 9AM-6PM.
Address: 1270 Valley Brook Ave., Lyndhurst, NJ, 07071

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Sephora for Your Guy- Free Samples

Sephora Guy Supple Ad

Ladies: Father's Day is just around the corner (June 21 to be exact) and if you're looking for a gift for your pops or for your boyfriend, Sephora has a freebie to share with you with any purchase.

Guys: If you're planning to buy your girlfriend or mom something from Sephora, you can get yourself the Guy Supply sample kit filled with scents and skin samples.

It's a Win-Win situation here. Sephora is offering you a free 14 scent and skin sample kit (9 scents and 6 skin samples) for guys and it's available online only!

* Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani Diamonds For Men (0.05 oz)
* Giorgio Armani Code (0.05 oz)
* Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Pour Homme (0.05 oz)
* Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme (0.04 oz)
* Sean John I Am King (0.05 oz)
* Hugo Boss Hugo (0.06 oz)
* John Varvatos Artisan
* Carolina Herrera 212 Sexy Men (0.05 oz)
* Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash and Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15 (2 x 0.06 oz)
* Jack Black Beard Lube (0.33 oz)
* The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream (0.27 oz)
* Billy Jealousy Hydroplane Super Slick Shave Cream (0.135 oz)
* Zirh Protect (0.1 oz)
* Cartier Declaration (0.05 oz)

More details:

* Enter promotion code HANDSOME in the promotion code box during sephora.com checkout to receive your free men's sample bag with any online merchandise order. While supplies last. Samples may vary. One per order. Not valid in US or Canada retail stores, or Sephora inside JCPenney. Not valid on previous purchases, nor with purchases of eGift certificates or gift cards. Cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions. Sephora reserves the right to end or change this promotional offer at any time.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Jersey Shore Wedding - Part 1

This weekend I went to a friend's wedding and it was absolutely gorgeous! Not only was it fun catching up with good friends but the overall atmosphere was so nice. It was a small wedding and most of the guests stayed in the same Bed & Breakfast. (The breakfast was delicious, by the way) It was the first time I ever stayed at a B&B so the experience was interesting. All the rooms were furnished with its own decor. The ceremony and reception was so beautiful (as was the tasty wedding cake.) Congratulations to the bride & groom!!

Bed & Breakfast
Here's are some pictures of the B&B I stayed in, including the room:

The view of the front gardens from one of the rooms.

The view of the grand kitchen, where the yummy breakfasts were made (including fresh, delicious blueberry muffins.) Unfortunately, guests were not allowed in this area. The kitchen is stunning and I really love the island :)

This is a view of the living room area. They had board games, books, and travel information.

This is the opposite side of the room with a nice table and two chairs. In the middle of the room (now shown) is a couch seating area overlooking a fireplace.

This is a picture of the bedroom I stayed in. This only shows one of the double beds, and this was my roomie's side. The decor was very pink, as you can tell. Pink sheets and drapes and yellow walls. Very girly!
This picture here is the view from the main entrance. Once you walk inside the grand mansion, you see the staircase and this common area. The wedding ceremony actually occurred between the two staircases. The groomsmen and groom walked up the stairs and the bridesmaids and bride walked down the top stairs to meet in the middle. :)

Stay tuned for Jersey Shore Wedding - Part 2: Beauty Tips

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Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale NYC June 2-6, 2009

The Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale is taking place in New York City from June 2-6, 2009.
Location: 260 Fifth Avenue, between 28th and 29th Street
Time: Tues 9-6:30pm, Wed 10AM-8PM, Thurs 10AM-7PM, Fri 9AM-5:30PM and Sat 9AM-3PM

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Monday, June 01, 2009

Burt's Bees 25th Anniversary Celebration

burt's bees 25 anniversary

To celebrate Burt's Bees 25th Anniversary, they are giving away 1,000 beeswax lip balms everyday, anytime until June 20, 2009. The giveway can start any time between 9AM to 12Noon EDT so be sure to check out their website, www.burtsbees.com and follow the link on their site to "Join the Celebration."

What is beeswax?
According to Burt's Bees, it is a "natural wax made by bees in the cell walls of honeycombs, this substance is a natural emulsifier used in cosmetics." Their lip balms are made with ingredients like ultra-emollient lanolin, coconut oil and sunflower oil. All natural ingredients that is good for you and your lips!

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Prince Harry visits NYC


Last Friday, May 29, 2009, Prince Harry visited New York City.
Recap: He made a quick speech and planted a tree before he quickly left to eat lunch at India House.

For pictures, go here.
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Review on L'Oreal Paris Double Extension Beauty Tubes

My review on the L'Oreal Paris Double Extension Beauty Tubes mascara:

This mascara definitely gave my eyelashes noticeable length and volume. It stayed on most of the day and some smudging by the end of the night. When I saw that it was a two step system which consists of first nourishing your lashes and them applying the mascara, I was hesitant. It made me wonder if the mascara was going to do any damage to my eyelashes, so I made sure I applied sufficient amount of the white coating. It took a while to apply since I was being very careful that I used enough coating too, and it also took a while to remove the mascara. The process seemed tedious so I think I will stick with my other mascaras instead.

(Disclaimer: I received this product from a third-party to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)

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