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Monday, May 30, 2011

iFABBO Blogger event in NYC

Last Monday, iFabbo members were invited to their New York City meetup! Those in the NYC area got together for en evening of fun, drinks, and fabulous chat sessions with Dr. Colbert w/ the NY Dermatology Group and fashion designer Stacy Igel of Boy Meets Girl! Had a great time that evening and so glad to be a part of iFabbo!
That's Sinead & Tonia next to Dr. Colbert! W/o them iFabbo would not have been found! Lovely meeting them!

While eating snacks, courtesy of PopChips, we also sipped on Hint Water & FRS Energy drinks! YUM!

Here's a quick snapshot of the rest of the party listening intently to our guest speakers, Dr. Colbert and Stacy Igel. It was fascinating to learn about their personal achievements and charities close to their hearts.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

StyleFixx Premier Shopping Event in New York City, May 2011

StyleFixx Girl's Night Out

This past week, I attended the StyleFixx Premier Shopping Event in New York City. I first attended this beauty & fashion shopping event back in the Fall of 2009, so I was excited to come back after going hiatus for more than a year. (Recap/goody bag pics of 2009 event here.)

Again, there were lots of fashion vendors, selling dresses and clothing and jewelry shops. I was hoping to see some more beauty products but overall, I had a fun time! Thank to StyleFixx for the VIP Tickets!

StyleFixx Girl's Night Out
StyleFixx Girl's Night Out

I got to sip on SmartWater and snack on RiceWorks- gourmet brown rice crisps aka HEALTHY Doritos in a Salsa Fresh flavor the entire night.

StyleFixx Girl's Night Out
Everyone got to walk down the red carpet before entering StyleFixx 2011!!

I had a nice time browsing through the vendor's merchandise and seeing such gorgeous jewelry! It's always inspiring to see the new designs, especially hand-made items since I'm thinking of making some of my own pieces too! (easy ones of course) Of course at the end of the night, everyone got to take home a huge goody bag full of snacks and products!

To see all the fun (including the goodie bag)....

StyleFixx Girl's Night Out
Snapshot of the venue on the left when walking in..
StyleFixx Girl's Night OutSnapshot of the venue on the right when walking in.. including YUMI CHEN!!! Gorgeous jewelry in case you want to check theirs out.. follow them on twitter @yumichen
StyleFixx Girl's Night OutA close up pic of a jewelry vendor.. thought they had a lot of bling going on so I had to take a pic! Affordable prices and great style.. what more can a gal ask for?
StyleFixx Girl's Night OutHere is a closeup picture of a JAR of Fifth Madison soaps.. I bought this scent b/c of its blood orange scent. :) This retails for $10 but I got a steal for getting one for only $5!~
 StyleFixx Girl's Night OutHere's the entire table of the Fifth Madison soaps & candles! So many scents, so little time (to use them all) If you're a scent-aholic like I am you will go sniff-happy trying these out!
 StyleFixx Girl's Night Out
One of the vendors (didn't catch its name b/c there were so many people in the back) were selling clothing- dresses in particular that caught my eye. Here are the racks of dresses starting at $20 !
Last but not least, is the GOODY BAG!! If you saw my post from last year, you would notice this year's is a bit snack-heavy. However, I love to munch and I am excited to try the Freeman's Lemon & Mint clay mask so I am a happy camper!

All in all, StyleFixx Girl's night out event is fun for you and your friends to grab a drink or two, and shop!! Scored my Fifth Madison soaps but, no jewelry this time, so had a great evening. :) Learn more at www.stylefixx.com to see if it's coming to a city near you!
 StyleFixx Girl's Night Out

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Garnier Pure Clean Shampoo & Conditioner Samples from the Self Magazine's Workout in the Park

At the Self Magazine's Workout in the Park earlier this month, the Garnier booth gave out samples of their new Pure Clean shampoo & conditioner. If you follow me on Twitter, @BeautyAllThat, you may have heard me rave about this already. The shampoo is clear, clarifying and really feels different from their other shampoos. Although it has a pleasant scent like their other shampoos....I have noticed my hair feels less weighed down and gets less "build-up" if you know what I mean. With other shampoos/conditioner combos, my hair sometimes feel like it needs another wash within the second day. With this, I can get away with the third day and just use dry shampoo. Ingredient in this duo? Acerola Berry Antioxidant! Smells great!

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PrettyCity's Green & Gorgeous Beauty Bash June 14, 2011

The third annual Green & Gorgeous Beauty Bash hosted by PrettyCity.com is coming back to NYC! I'm psyched since I had such a great time last year (see my full recap with vendors/goody bag pics here.) and I'm looking forward to going again on June 14.

Learn more about brands such as: Cheeky Monkey, G2 Organics, Natural Being, Prema Naturals, American Laser Skincare, Body Blessings and more!

Afterwards, enjoy the great products in the goody bag! They have Weleda, Nature's Path, Suki, Whishbody and many more sponsoring items in this goody bag.
What's in the goody bag this year?

Want in on the fun??
Purchase tickets here! ($15, USD)

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Makeup Show in New York City

One of the most popular trade shows in NYC is The Makeup Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Last weekend, the annual show came to town with loved brands such as Makeup Forever, Stila, Inglot, Mario Badescu and many more! My fave part is learning about their new launches as well as discovering new brands.

It was complete chaos in a good way at this event- filled with beauty fiends and makeup artists who love beauty and couldn't wait to get their hands on purchasing products. I found my way to the RMSBeauty booth and couldn't help myself- I had to buy their loved organic products. (More on my haul soon!)

For now, enjoy the pics of the many makeup/skincare brands that were at the Makeup Show!

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How-to: Keep your Makeup from Melting!

How to Keep Your Makeup from Melting

Going to an outdoor wedding or just fighting the daily onslaught of humidity? Check out these tips to keep your makeup from dripping

How to Keep Your Makeup from Melting

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I'm going to an outdoor wedding in the sticky hot month of June and to prep for the guaranteed makeup meltdown, I went to celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles to get the lowdown on keeping my face from running down my couture.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Self Workout in the Park 2011 Recap

Oh, how I miss blogging! This happened two weekends ago but had such a fun, fitness day! On May 7, SELF Magazine hosted their annual Workout in the Park in Central Park, NYC. As always it drew a huge crowd and I was excited to go (again) this year! I got there decently early- 9:30AM- a full hour and a half before they let us in to sign up for a Quiet Zone class or a Reebok toning class. I was able to sign up for one of each and had time to take a main stage cardio kickboxing class too!

Lots of brands were there too but my favorite is the Spin & Win wheel hosted by Garnier- giving out branded goods, full size face or hair products and iTunes card! My friend was lucky to have snagged one! ;) Also Luna was there to give out samples of their Luna protein bars- delish!! Gave me the energy I needed to go through my workouts!

Overall, had an amazing time stayed for a few hours and got a great workout from Crunch instructors! They are fabulous and if I ever decide to join a gym, I will probably choose them!
Here are some more pictures...
Yes, I was the one connected on my phone while everyone was staying zen during our "quiet zone" class.

This is how PACKED the main stage area was... spilled to the sides and even all the way at the entrance. People were starting to get creative too and made their own little workout areas!!!

Reebok was also there for people to try on their new shoe.. the line was too long but would've loved to try it out!

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Help your dry, itchy skin with Curel!

Got dry, itchy skin due to allergies? You're not alone! I feel like allergy season is at its all-time high b/c everyone I know is either sneezing, itchy or somethin'! Me? My throat has been really dry this past week and my legs are itchy & dry! The past two weeks I have slathered on Curel Itch Defense Lotion on my legs to help with dry patches. So far? My legs feel normal and not as flaky as it was before. This lotion has kept my skin hydrated without a sticky formula! Yay! The Shea butter and olive oil are key ingredients to soothe and soften the skin. If you have eczema, this formula will also help improve your skin with special ingredients to help relieve it.

See more reviews..
on Curel products at TotalBeauty.com here!

(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balms: Color + Moisture!

This season, I'm loving the plethora of natural products in the market. Plus, I've been hearing such wonderful things about the new Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balms. It provides your lips a hint of color and goes on incredibly smooth, which surprised me the most. It's made of coconut, olive fruit and sunflower seed oils as well as beeswax so your lips are kept hydrated throughout your wear. The color is definitely sheer but you can tell it's slightly colored. The Pink Blossom is a light pink color and the Honeysuckle is a very natural color. It's also got a sweet pear flavor too! Check out all the colors available here.

Check out this cute video here..

(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)

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Makeup Brushes You Need!

The Makeup Brushes You Need Now

See which 7 makeup brushes are the only ones you need

The Makeup Brushes You Need Now

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Investing in and using the right makeup brushes and tools will not only give you a flawless makeup look, but help save money in the long run -- no more wasting your cash on unnecessary products. With these seven brushes, you can do it all.

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Sunday, May 08, 2011

May: Melanoma Awareness Month

This month is Melanoma Awareness Month! If you haven't been checking your skin for any unusual signs of moles, or sunspots, now is the time to start doing so! Melanoma is a growing and deadly form of skin cancer, so it's important to use sunscreen every day! I have really sensitive skin and can only use physical sunblock protectors (those with titanium dioxide and iron oxide as ingredients). Any other sunscreen with "-ene's" and others at the end are chemicals and cause huge red patches on my skin. :(

Here are some products for your face/lips that contain only titanium dioxide/iron oxide for your best summer sunscreen protection:

Girls Who Surf Sunscreen Face Stick- Read my complete review here.

Josie Maran Argan Protect SPF 40+ Natural Daily Sun Protection
(read more reviews on Josie Maran products here.)

Lavanila Healthy Lip Screen SPF 30

Lavera Anti-Aging Facial Subscreen
My in-depth review here.

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10 Best Homemade Beauty Products

10 Best Homemade Beauty Products

Those leftovers that even the family dog wouldn't eat are actually great ingredients for homemade beauty products

10 Best Homemade Beauty Products

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These bargain beauty tips will show you how to turn kitchen leftovers and more into everything you need to look great. Bonus: These tips all use natural ingredients.

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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Goody Hair products- featured at the Getting Gorgeous Events

At the NYC Getting Gorgeous event in April, I got to view a table-full of Goody Hair products. From their Ouchless hair ties to their new "Spin" which is like a scroll that you "spin" into your hairbun to make it stay, there are great hair accessories for you. I'm digging their new floral clips, and stretchy headbands that can be casual or for working out!

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