After the dry air, grey skies, and dark colors of winter, spring can't get here fast enough. From bright eye-shadows to carry you through festival season to organic foundation and skin repair serums, check out our favorite products for this season.
1. Zuii Certified Organic Powder ($34) Made with vitamin C and rose petals, this organic powder foundation goes on smooth and light and is a perfect transition foundation for slightly dry winter skin, because it moisturizes as protects.
Ah, New Year's. A time for us all to decide which party to go to and which friends to party with. Should we head to NYC to watch the ball drop? Should we go skiing up in the mountains? House party with some close friends? The decisions are endless, as are the decisions on what to wear. Everybody wants to look glam, damnit, and it can be hard to know just how to pull off that special look. Well, we are here to help. Here are some options to make your decision-making a little more easy.
Make-Up: First and foremost, the right makeup on New Year's Eve is so important. No one wants their eyeliner to run or their lipstick to fade as the night goes on. Make sure you start with a primer to keep that make-up lasting into the wee hours of the night. We like Benefit's That Gal Brightening Face Primer ($29) so give those cheeks an extra glow. If you're going for a bold lip, there's nothing better for NYE than Susan Posnick's Coloressentials line ($19). The lipsticks come in fun, bright colors and is super moisturizing and shiny, plus it's very compact so can fit into the smallest clutch for touch-ups. Make those eyes pop with Lashfully's Lash Appeal Kit ($38). The kit contains two sets of eyelashes with adhesive and tweezers and will provide the most natural and lusciously long lashes for you to don. With the most essential make-up musts out of the way, it's time to move onto what to wear.
Colorful lips are a huge trend right now. Whether it’s the bright red-lipped look, or the trendier orange and nude colors, bringing out a colorful smile is all the rage. However, sometimes lipsticks and glosses can be a pain through multiple applications, or worse, rubbing off on your clothes or your man’s cheeks. This is why the gods of cosmetics so brilliantly invented the lip stain! Similar to gloss or lipstick, but also different through its ability to last through whatever the day brings --without the mess! There are several to accommodate any budget and the color options are endless. Check out our list of the best lip stains on the market right now and choose your favorite!
Valentine’s Day Charity Date Auction
Hosted by Seeds of Africa, a non-profit providing educational resources to children in Zimbabwe. Proceeds will directly benefit the Seeds of Africa Knowledge Center. Dress in the spirit of the holiday: Red, White, or Black!
Location: 80 5th Avenue, Penthouse. New York, NY.
Autism Speaks to Young Professionals Winter Gala
The exciting Manhattan nightclub Avenue will host a Young Professionals Gala, where guests will enjoy full access to an open bar, a wide array of appetizers, as well as music by DJ Caleb Loftus. All proceeds go to the Autism Speaks Foundation, in support of biomedical research on causes, treatments, and other vital information for children and families struggling with Autistic Disorder.
Miami's Design District is soon to have one more Fancy Furniture showroom as part of its collection. Kreiss, a fourth-gen family business famed for creating the "California Look" will host a Grand Opening Celebration on Tuesday, January 10th from 7-9 PM. In addition to being the first to peruse their three new collections, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and sip eco-conscious cocktails courtesy of VeeV. (RSVP Kreiss@taraink.com or 305.864.3434 ext. 199)
What’s better than shopping your favorite brands, locally, in the city? Shopping your favorite brands at a brand spanking new retail space, of course! We’ve rounded up details on the latest new ventures, each bringing their own unique flair to various Manhattan neighborhoods. Crisp and clean, fresh and new, we guarantee these stores to be worth the trek around town.
Lacoste, a brand synonymous with preppy chic, brings their niche to a new market with a brand new store opening in Soho mall. The 4,700 square-foot space opened this past weekend featuring men’s, women’s, and children’s lines and the most extensive footwear assortment in the country. The “Croc’s new look downtown” is slightly less institutional and a bit more historical behind the cast iron fronted location. Colorful contemporary collections and accessories are plentiful; a 180-degree turnaround from the Footlocker that previously occupied the address. Located on one of the most trafficked streets in New York, the newest venture is expected to rank among the brand’s highest-grossing stores per square foot. The streamlined shopping experience at Lacoste remains and despite our appreciation, we’ve concluded OCD must be a requirement to work there.
541 Broadway (between Prince and Spring Streets); 212-219-9204
To start the beginning of your fashion week off right, head over to the Metropolitan Pavilion this Friday, September 9th for the New York Fame Fashion Week Charity Benefit. Come see amazing designs and styles that all benefit a social good. This year, New York Fame is partnering with the Twin Towers Orphan Fund, where all the proceeds are headed. Teaming together, New York Fame writes they are proud to "restore hope, revive spirits, and repair lives."
The mission of the Twin Towers Orphan Fund is to provide long-term higher educational assistance and mental and physical healthcare assistance for children who lost one or both parents on September 11th, 2001.
For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here.
You don't want to miss this awesome Brooklyn event! Grab your denim vest, scrunchie, gym shorts, and high-wasted acid washed jeans and come out to the Second Annual Bayside High Summer Dance and Benefit.
You'll be dancing the night away to 90s DJs all night long, with two complete sets of your favorite 90s songs covered live by The Bayside Tigers!
$3 of every ticket purchased will be donated to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), which works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws, and share resources with shelters nationwide.
Date: August 13th
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: The Bell House
Address: 149 7th Street, Brookly NY 11215