Valentine’s Day Edition: Beauty Gift Ideas for Him and Her

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we know there are still quite a few of you that have no idea what to get for yourself…and by get for yourself I mean get for your loved one(s). *insert wink*

Have no fear, the team over at Bloomingdale’s has got you covered. You still have time to ship or pick up in-store. We took a moment to hand pick a few His and Her items in the beauty arena that you…OK or that special someone…will love!

Browse through these HOT items below:

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‘Missoni’ Eau de Parfum by Missoni


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Velour Lovers Lip Color in Joy, Joie de Vivre Collection by Laura Mercier


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Maxi Lash Mascara Set by Guerlain


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Skin Illusion Blush in Golden Havana by Clarins


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LUNA™ Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush by FOREO


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The Original Eau de Parfum by Eight and Bob


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Mini Print Dopp Kit by Paul Smith


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Cologne Soap Gift Set by HERMÈS


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Shave Tonic by Baxter Of California


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Sonic System Deep Cleansing Brush by Clinique For Men

2017 Holographic Beauty Must-Haves!

The Holographic beauty trend is back like it never left….think Jem, My Little Pony and Lisa Frank. The runways and magazines have been talking about this trend for months. Well it’s finally here….and available for you in everything ranging from highlighters to make up bags.

We’ve selected some cool holographic must-haves you should definitely incorporate into your 2017 hauls. For those who just want subtle participation, to the full on Unicorn Glitter Divas, there is something out there for everyone.

Check these products out below, available now at Sephora:

neo-limelightThe Neo Limelight Highlighter by Kevyn Aucoin


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Face Time Complexion Brush Set by Sephora Collection


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La Vie En Rose Nail Polish by Deborah Lippman


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Holographic Tweezer by TWEEZERMAN


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PRO Dimensional Highlighting Palette by Sephora Collection


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Frosted Light – The Weekender by Sephora Collection


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Lip Lustre gloss in Amethyste by Surratt Beauty


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Minimergency® Kit For Her – Silver Hologram by Pinch Provisions

High Fashion now available in waterproof options

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Getting ready for a last-minute summer getaway or planning a beach day soon? Well make sure to pack your First Aid kit…(and no I don’t mean the giant white nurse box lol) . Thanks to Cynthia Rowley and Band-Aid, you can choose an ultra-chic alternative to cover up those everyday scratches that we always seem to get RIGHT before its time to slip into that new bikini.

Not only has Cynthia Rowley launched new Band-Aid designs, but these bandages are now available in a waterproof version as well. So no need to worry about losing your Band-Aid in the water. They can withstand ocean tides, swimming pools, and even last through showers.

The best part is that they come in a cool Beach Sport Kit which includes 20 bandages and 4 single use Neosporin Neo To Go! packets, all tucked inside a reusable ziplock pouch that can double as a cell phone protector as well.

Hint: For all of you iPhone users, you can still type on your screen through the plastic while it’s sealed inside the pouch ; )

These Limited-Edition Band-Aid Brand Beach Sport Kits retail for $12 on CynthiaRowley.com and $7 on Amazon.com

Hurry up and get your kits before they’re all sold out!

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T-Touch II: Tissot teams up with NBA Star Tony Parker

NBA Star Tony Parker gets in touch with his inner designer as he takes us through an intimate walkthrough of his Tissot T-Touch II watch in this new video.

The T-Touch II is perfect for those active, adventurous spirits. Its functionality equals that of professional sports instruments and includes 13 features such as an altimeter, backlight, perpetual calendar, two time zones, two alarms and more.

Choose from a solid stainless steel or titanium bracelet, a black rubber or an orange silicone strap. The tactile scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating protects the Swiss Made quartz ETA movement.

For more information and to see more watches from Tony Parker’s Collection, visit www.TissotShop.com


Backstage Beauty: Elene Cassis S/S 2012 x L’Oreal Professionnel x Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Elene Cassis made waves, literally, at this year’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. With the help of L’Oreal Professionnel and Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, her S/S 2012 collection cascaded down the runway showcasing a variety of textures and glamorous undone coifs.

I was able to catch up with L’Oreal’s Lead Stylist and 5 year NY Fashion Week vet, Amit Abraham, about what the latest trends will be for this upcoming S/S 2012 season:

“People are getting more comfy with their hair. More natural, less perms. They are ok with wearing what they have. Look forward to matte, dry hairstyles. Not too done.”

Amit’s inspiration for the styles for the Elene Cassis show came from the textures in the collection. To create the looks, he utilized a new ‘Crimping’ method, by applying L’Oreal Infinium 3 to hair and then wrapping aluminum foil around each section. He then clamped a barrel curling iron down the full length of the hair to make a wave pattern. The foil is used to conduct heat and help the waves last longer throughout the day.

Fresh Dust, a new L’Oreal product to hit salons in April 2012, was used to absorb oil on the hair and make it less shiny. This was the first test run for the product prior to the release date and was the key element to create the looks for the show.

Another product, Mythic Oil, which launches this month, is one of the latest L’Oreal Professionnel products. This multi-purpose oil was used on the models to protect the hair prior to styling, as well as a finishing product used for sealing the ends. This product contains a blend of avocado oil which nourishes the hair, in addition to grape seed oil, a powerful antioxidant.

For the makeup looks, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics’s Lead Makeup Artist, Miguel Collado, was on hand to give us insight on what palettes he used to create the looks for the show and what we should look forward to for next Spring:

“I wanted to recreate ‘Beautiful and Wearable’. Matte, fresh, natural finish. A dewy look. Look like yourself, but a little bit more pretty”.

Face: Skin Prep and Foundation

Eyes: Black Gel Liner to create angular line for cat eye look. Thin inside and thick outside. Candlelight Creme Shadow with Gold on top.

Cheekbones: Bronzer, Rose Gold Shimmer Brick on top with Pale Pink, Peony or Nectar.

Lips: Bare look using Beige Gold with Sunset on top.

For more photos from the Elene Cassis S/S 2012 Collection, click on the image below:

For information on where to find these products, visit Lorealprofessionnel-us.com and BobbiBrownCosmetics.com

Nolcha Fashion Week New York 2011

This year’s Nolcha Fashion Week New York was absolutely amazing! It showcased the latest S/S 2011 fashions from some of today’s top up and coming designers. In addition to the show, beauty brands were on site providing complimentary beauty services and free goodies.

KISS styled us with the Everlasting Pearl French Tip Nails and NEW Exotic Lashes. The coolest thing about these products are the user-friendly applicators. The nails have break-away applicator tabs, while the lashes have applicator strings to help ensure a faster, more precise application.

LypSyl equipped us with plenty of Lip Balm to get us through Fashion Week, and probably the end of the year! (LOL)

What’s great about this lip balm is the unique package design with the easy, sliding side bee applicator that helps you control the amount of lip balm you want to apply with each use. This product contains all natural pure Swedish Beeswax along with organic shea butter, coconut oil and Vitamin E & A.

Click on the image below for some more beauty sneak peeks and a look inside this dazzling September showcase:

For information on these exciting products visit KissUsa.com and LypSylhome.com

Fashion Week Emergencies Solved With Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids!

We hit the streets of this year’s Fashion Week NYC in search of anyone in need of a little stylish First Aid….or  just anyone who wanted to add a trendy addition to their ensemble. Check out the fun Cynthia Rowley Band-Aid Fashion Emergency Photos by clicking on the image below:

….and don’t forget, there’s only 20 days left to enter the Fashion Malfunction Contest. Submit your worst fashion emergency story for the chance to win a $2,500 Cynthia Rowley fashion spree and styling session. Check out www.Facebook.com/BandAid to enter now!