With the temperatures rising, the rooftop bars opening, and the beaches beckoning, it’s about time I embarked on some much-needed summer shopping. So I’ve conveniently formed a wish list of fun fashions and accessories that I’m dying to add to my wardrobe. Apart from the Material Girl side of Summer 2013, there are so many warm weather activities in and around New York that I’ve made goals of completing by September. I can’t believe I’ve lived in New York for four years now and never been to Coney Island or Jones Beach. I’d also like to go to the Brooklyn Brewery and maybe even spend a long weekend on Fire Island, but I have to do some shopping first.
1. YOOX Dress Gallery Short Dress 2. Jack Rogers Marbella Mid-Height Espadrille 3. Deborah Lippmann The Mermaids Summer Nail Lacquer Collection 4. White Pineapple Bikini 5. Sun Bum Spf 50+ Sunscreen Lotion 6. Crocs Adrina Flats
Happy Birthday Stir! Match.com is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Stir Events, a program dedicated to taking online dating offline by offering a wide range of activities to Match members around the country ranging from large-scale happy hours at popular venues, to more intimate events like tequila tastings and DJ lessons. While some cater to more general interests such as after work drinks, others focus on specific activities where participants can find a potential match with a similar hobby or interest. In just one year, Match has hosted a total of 2,850 events and counting. Broken down, that’s 14 events each day, 75 events a week, and 320 events per month! Match has collaborated with over 1,200 venues and partners, including House of Blues, Banana Republic, Sur la Table, and Warrior Dash, along with local gems in each city. Events have been organized in over 80 cities across America including in Anchorage and Honolulu. To date, over 225,000 singles have attended a Stir event and they are only getting started.
In celebration of the Stir’s anniversary, Match.com is offering the opportunity for singles to create their own Stir event. To enter, visit Match.com’s What Stirs You? Contest Page now through Tuesday May 28th, telling them what you think would make for the perfect singles event. Entries will be judged based on quality, creativity, uniqueness, and geographical relevance. The selected winner will have their idea executed by the Match.com Stir Events team in their city, and will receive an invitation to attend the event along with ten of their singles friends – all at no charge. In addition, the winner will also receive a free six-month Match.com subscription which could come in handy for those socialites seeking summer love!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful Mother, Renee! Here we are on the beaches of her home country, Venezuela, enjoying some sunshine at our favorite beach club, Club Puerto Azul, back in 1987. I can’t get over how cute these photos are and how much I want to go back to Puerto Azul with my Mom and little sister. Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mothers out there!
I really like this picture because I look like E.T.
The start of summer is the perfect time to brighten up your beauty routine. Be sure to start with a smooth foundation paired with perfectly shaped brows for a fresh summer look. Thanks to Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips you can achieve that polished salon shape without the hassle of having to make an appointment or paying salon prices. Nair has an excellent selection of depilatory and wax products to give you perfectly smooth skin.
The new Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips with Perfect Temp™ technology added to the popular Brazilian Spa Clay line are infused with mango butter and açai berry, known to moisturize the skin, and mineral-rich clay known to purify the skin. The new wax strips take the guesswork out of waxing at home with the Perfect Temp™ technology. Each wax strip contains the Nair logo embossed across the strip. The wax strips are heated by hand and when the logo fades across the entire strip, you apply it to your skin. You can’t overheat it, so there is no risk that the wax will burn you. Results last up to 8 weeks!
Though I love a good salon wax, I’ve long been a fan of waxing at home, especially for those much-needed touch-ups in between appointments. Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips with Perfect Temp technology provide superior results at home at a fraction of the salon price. In just two steps you can remove hair and moisturize skin for a smooth finish. It retails for only $5.99 which is a small fraction of the salon price.
Want the perfect look this summer? Check out these flawless Summer Makeup Tips from celebrity makeup artist, Ashunta Sheriff:
1. Less is More
A picture perfect look starts with a smooth foundation. Achieve a fresh, clean look this summer with Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Total Care Face Trio, the only 3-step depilatory for your face. Also try lightening your makeup regimen with SPF foundation primer and a tinted moisturizer. Tinted moisturizer will give you a sheer finish, while still having the option of layering with another coat for medium coverage. It’s best to apply with a foundation brush for a smooth result.
2. Get the Perfect Brows
To find the perfect brow shape, hold a ruler parallel to your nose, and level with the inner corner of your eye to determine where the brow should begin. If your eyes are close together, make the gap between the brows wider, and vice versa if your eyes are further apart.
Get salon quality results at home with Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Face Wax Strips with Perfect Temp™ technology. My favorite part about the wax strips is that they can be cut to create the perfect brow shape. Apply thinly cut strips above, below, and at the start of the brow in a triangle to achieve the perfect look.
3. Make Your Eyes Pop
This summer, incorporate colored eye liner into your makeup kit. Apply two coats along your lower lash line to make your eyes pop. Select colors that complement your eyes. For example, if you have brown eyes, use purple eyeliner to make your eyes stand out.
4. Get Great Lashes
In three simple steps your lashes will have volume, life, and separation for a truly memorable look. Using your favorite mascara, start by applying it the traditional way from the base upward, or “uptown.” Next, apply mascara “downtown” to the top of lashes curling the lash down then up. Finish with a “crosstown” by wiggling the wand from side to side as if you are teasing and separating the lashes.
5. Waterproof Everything
Prepare for summer showers and heat by switching to waterproof formulas for your mascara, eye liner, lip liner, and cream eye colors. Always set makeup with waterproof finishing spray to ensure you look great all day!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.
Yesterday, I attended the unveiling of Chris Benz’s EPIC film collaboration hosted by IFB. It was truly one of the most unique fashion presentations I’ve ever been to. In partnership with the film’s Art Director, Michael Knapp, who described the artistic challenges he faced in creating and conceptualizing costume design for the animated film, we learned how patterns found in nature inspired the costumes in the movie which in turn inspired the famed designer’s creative process. The result was a beautiful emerald green dress re-imagined from Chris Benz’s Spring 2013 Collection born out of EPIC’s rich forest landscape.