Sunday, September 22, 2013

Get the Look! Jessica Paré at The 2013 Emmy Awards with tarte!

Get the Look: Jessica Paré
event: The 2013 Emmy Awards
makeup artist: celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh for tarte
date: 9/22/13

inspiration: “Because her dress was such a bright color, I wanted to keep the makeup romantic and fresh by using neutral plums, bronzes, and pinks.” 




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Get Red Carpet Ready with L’OCCITANE

Stars are flocking to Los Angeles in anticipation of the Emmy Awards. This Sunday, stylists, makeup artists and hair pros will be working around the clock ensuring their Hollywood clients look their very best.

To get red carpet ready without an entourage, turn to L’OCCITANE for flawless skin with minimal effort. With extracts of organic iris and angelica, L’OCCITANE’s BB Cream and Sublime Essence offers every woman the freedom to forgo (or enhance) her make-up.

Iris Angelica BB Cream ($39): Offers all of the benefits of a moisturizer, foundation and SPF in one velvety, luminous cream. Your complexion will appear naturally smooth with an impeccably even tone.


Iris Angelica Sublime Essence ($52): A fresh, sheer, first-step formula which helps to correct skin irregularities and reduce redness. Skin’s texture appears visibly refined, pores quickly feel tighter and skin looks more radiant.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Celebrities join Burt's Bees® and Lipstick Angels to Make a Difference!

Health and beauty care brand, Burt's Bees®, joins forces with emerging non-profit, Lipstick Angels to support their mission to transform the healing process of hospitalized women through professional makeup services.

The partnership kicks off with an online auction to benefit Lipstick Angels beginning on September 16. Celebrities Candice Accola, Christa B. Allen, Camilla Belle, Beverley Mitchell Cameron, Katie Cassidy, Selita Ebanks, Isla Fisher, Melanie Fiona, Heather Graham, Georgia King, Denise Richards, LeAnn Rimes, AnnaSophia Robb, Mena Suvari, and Ariel Winter have lent their support by signing limited-edition "Nature Knows Color" totes filled with Burt's Bees® Lip Color products—Lip Glosses, Lip Shines, Tinted Lip Balms and Lip Shimmers. Burt's Bees® will also donate its Lip Color and Face Care products to the charity, equipping volunteer beauty professionals with the tools they need to brighten women's lives.
You're just one bid away from making a difference

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Instagram Guide to NYC Fashion Week

As everyone knows, fashionistas flock to Instagram and as Fashion Week heats up in NYC, I wanted to share a quick guide with you on the best ways to experience Fashion Week through Instagram. Whether it is the backstage madness at a runway show, the view from the front row, or inside the hottest parties, Instagram lets everyone at Fashion Week snap photos and video on the go - giving everyone VIP access no matter where they are. 

This marks the first year that Instagram video has been a part of Fashion Week and now through September 12th, fashion lovers all over the globe have the opportunity to go behind the scenes like never before with special Instagram installations in some of the hottest spots including backstage at Lincoln Center, Milk Studios and Barney's flagship Madison Avenue store. In order to make the most out of Fashion Week, we’ve curated a short list of the best hashtags to use and explore, accounts (celebrities, bloggers/editors, designers, models, makeup artists) to follow and Instagram-glammed up NYC hot spots to check out.

The 2013 Instagram Guide To Fashion Week 
WHO (To Follow) 

For all official Fashion Week shots, follow @mbfashionweek

For the best venues and retail experiences: @MilkStudios, @Barneysnyofficial and @Lincolncenter

Noteworthy Designers: @Oscardelarenta, @mbastiannyc, @adamselman, @rebeccaminkoff, @zac_posen and @rachelzoe

Fashion Week’s Hottest Models: @tonychungmodel, @nueves, @coraemmanuel, @soojmooj and @nadjabender

Behind the scenes insider access: @cocorocha, @TheSartorialist, @GucciWestman, @EvaChen212, @JohnJannuzzi, @LauraBrown99, @KyleEditor, and @martialvivot 

WHAT (To Explore) 

For real-time Fashion Week trends, looks, designer campaigns and happenings, search in the Explorer tab: #madeFW, #NYFW, #dayinthelife, #MBFW, #perfectpairs


Lincoln Center: The lobby of Lincoln Center will showcase Fashion Week Instagrams in real-time on a giant display screen, pulled in across the city that are from a variety of accounts and hashtags (see above!) Instagrammers will also have exclusive behind the scenes access at Lincoln Center via an Instastop situated in the back of house which is directly connected to the @mbfashionweek IG account capturing models, celebs, etc. as they come into the shows.

Milk Studios: Similar to Lincoln Center, Milk Studios will have a display set up in the media room featuring real-time, curated Instagram images and hashtags from across the city. There will also be an Instastop situated in the makeup/beauty room where models get made up to go walk the runway which will be directly connected to the main @instagram account.

Barney’s NYC: Situated in the show department at the flagship Barney’s there will also be a display highlighting real-time, curated Instagram images and hashtags from across the city. Also, beside the monitor is a Barneys-branded backdrop with instructions on how to tag photos with the hashtag #perfectpairs to get them on the screen while in store.

Fuel Your Passions!! Nissan Versa Note


Summer may be waning, but that doesn't mean my pursuit of amazing adventure is going to take a backseat anytime soon!  Lucky for me I live in fabulous Northern California, where the air is clear, the skies are blue, the sun shines 350 days a year and the weather is ideal nearly all the time - which is perfectly conducive to pursuing amazing adventures!

There is nothing that fuels my passion more than spending time in the great outdoors, taking advantage of the glorious scenery and enjoying the bounties of nature.  I've teamed up today with the fabulous folks at Nissan to introduce you to the new Nissan Versa Note, the perfect partner in your pursuit to do more of what you love.  This past weekend I filled my little car (which just happens to be an earlier Nissan Versa!!) with good food, fabulous friends, terrific tunes and an inflatable boat and headed up the California coast in pursuit of our latest adventure.


We meandered north, through the vast vineyards of California wine country, winding our way through the towering redwoods and fragrant pine forests until we reached the Lost Coast, north of Mendocino.  Never have I seen more beauty in one location!  Towering cliffs above a craggy coastline and pine forested hills that plunge into a crystal blue sea, where seals and sea otters frolic on the rocks. Absolutely amazingly gorgeous!
So much adventure to fit into those last three days of summer!  Our inflatable water craft, aptly named The Sea Hawk, provided hours of fun as well as a fabulous workout while dodging the rocks and riding the waves! And the fun continued right up until the moment a rogue wave tossed us all overboard...


Next, a little rock climbing and bouldering in Mother Nature's climbing gym.  Honestly, nothing compares to climbing actual, physical rocks and boulders. I found muscles that I didn't even know I had! The views from the top of the cliffs made it well worth the excruciating effort it took to climb them!


And the perfect end to a perfect day, dinner and s'mores over a blazing campfire.  Seriously, it doesn't get much better than this!

Nature and adventure. That's what inspires me and fuels my passion.  I hope you feel inspired to get out there and do more of what you love, and what fuels your passion!  

With its outstanding MPG, advanced technology and ample cargo capacity, the all-new Nissan Versa® Note™ is designed to be the perfect partner in your pursuit to do more of what you love.  The all-new Nissan Versa® Note™.  Your Door to More™.

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nissan via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nissan.”

Monday, September 02, 2013

Mally Beauty Rocks the QVC Customer Choice Awards! Vote now!

Each year, QVC allows customers to weigh in on their favorite brands, products and innovations in beauty with their Customer Choice Awards. And, this year, Mally Beauty has been nominated for ten categories! Absolutely phenomenal!   Check out each category below, then click on the link to place your vote!


Voting is live until September 20th at 11:59pmEST.