October 31st, 2014
What We Love: Paintbox’s Haute Halloween



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New York-based high-design nail studio, Paintbox has unveiled their Halloween Capsule Collection and thanks to the unique designs and fun colors, it’s the perfect way to celebrate the holiday. Edgy and elegant, the designs are available in both classic polish ($55) and gel manicures ($65) and are completely customizable.

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The four frightfully gorgeous new looks are available in four styles before November 2:

Raw Talons - a ten-finger style inspired by trompe l’oeil techniques. A nude base gives way to wicked black triangles painted to mimic claws. And though they are introducing it at Halloween, we like this look so much we’d wear it year round.

Ties That Bind - another ten-finger look, this time with bondage-based inspiration. Black polish creates a cage against bare nails and Swarovski crystal accents round out the manicure for a style that’s more glam than ghoul.

Bone To Pick - a copper skull and crossbones accent nail is the perfect way to dress up a single-color manicure.

Zombie Invasion - another accent nail option for the timid few. We love this look for its Tim Burton-esque vibes and the way it plays nice with just about any color polish at the base.

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Paintbox is located at 17 Crosby Street in SoHo. For more information, or to check out the salon, go to paint-box.com.


October 30th, 2014
Wet Hair? Blow Away



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Yearning for a salon quality blowout right at home?  Just like achieving the perfect liquid line, a flawless blowout takes practice and the help of quality products and tools. Take drying your hair to the next level with Bumble and Bumble’s new line of styling balms. Joining the brand’s popular Straight Blow Dry is the All-Style Blow Dry and Repair Blow Dry - each with their own unique benefits to accommodate different hair types and textures while providing the same healthy, long-lasting style.

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All-Style Blow Dry ($14-$30) is your go to for healthy or fine/oil prone hair. This lightweight creme is perfect for a smooth, soft and frizz-free style and has tiny oil-absorbing powders to give hair oomph (plus it smells good too.) Next up. the hydration-packed Repair Blow Dry ($14-$30) is the crème de la crème for chemical and heat styling junkies.  The serum-in-crème helps seal split ends, protect dry, damaged hair from heat and works to repair locks too.

To learn more or to purchase, check out bumbleandbumble.com.


October 29th, 2014
What’s New: Poppy Wildflower by Coach



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Looking for some sensuality in your fragrance? The playful yet edgy new fragrance from Coach has just that. Modern, sophisticated and intriguing, Poppy Wildflower is a lively scent that opens with a blend of mandarin, cassis, a dash of bergamot and freesia paired with leafy greens. Adding brightness and modernity, there’s a little touch of pink pepper also at the top. Encased in a stylish oxblood-colored round bottle adorned with a faux suede blossom, the fragrance reveals a chic, velvety signature.

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Middle notes include white florals of jasmine sambac, orange flower and muget increase the rich intensity of the scent while dry notes of patchouli, violet, cedarwood, iris. vanilla and musk round it out. The result is a deeply luxurious yet sheer and delicate scent.

Eau de Parfum, $48-$88 is now available at retailers like Macy’s and at coach.com.


October 25th, 2014
Skin Saviors: Solutions for all Skin Types



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Solution: Salcura Antiac Activ Liquid Spray, $18-$27 VIA

The new formula from Salcura fights acne with minerals and vitamins. Spray liquids are more easily absorbed, so the naturally active ingredients can get straight to work on the newly forming cells at the base of the skin.

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Solution: Cell Revive Eye Serum Complete, $69 VIA

This new breakthrough formula from Stemology Skincare addresses all the major concerns of the eye area including dark circles, fine lines, puffiness and sagging with all-natural ingredients.

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Solution: Carita Progressif Lift Fermete, $147 VIA

This anti-aging treatment slows down the signs of saggy and wrinkles thanks to a targeted firming action on the genesis dermis, a key area controlling the preservation of the skin’s youth.


October 24th, 2014
Jetset Inspired: R+Co’s Hair Collection



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Our latest hair obsession? The collection from R+Co - a collective of forward-thinking, rule-bending stylists offering treatment-oriented products with the health of the hair and scalp in mind. Using a blend of unique ingredients and complexes to ensure that each product delivers true benefits, the R+Co line is about an experience. All formulated without parabens, sulfates (SLS or SLES), mineral oil and petrolatum, the line is entirely vegetarian, cruelty-free, gluten-free and color-safe.

Each product is packaged, fragranced (for both men and women) and designed to enhance worldliness and evoke a feeling, place, style or attitude. But sophistication doesn’t have to mean complication - just a glance at a bottle or tube will let you know how it’s intended to be used.

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On left: Park Avenue Blow Out Balm, $28. Top right: Dallas Thickening Spray, $28.

Bottom right: CONTIN ENTAL Glossing Wax, $27.

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From left to right: AIRCRAFT Pomade Mousse, $29; Rockaway Salt Spray, $25; Death Valley Dry Shampoo, $29

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Top: Bel Air Smoothing Shampoo, $24 & Conditioner, $25

Bottom: Atlantis Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner, $28/each

Spanning 23 products in their lineup, R+Co’s formulas are designed to enhance hairstyling by embodying experimentation, design, artistry, passion and curiosity. Explore the R+Co line. For more information or to make a purchase, call 855-RANDCO-5 or visit randco.com.


October 24th, 2014
Beauty Flashback!



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October 23rd, 2014
Beauty Tech: StyleSeat.com



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Your new beauty and wellness connection, StyleSeat helps users to discover and book top professionals - from hair stylists and massage therapists to personal trainers - nearby. The app is the largest online and mobile marketplace that makes it easy when you’re always on the go.

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With over 260,000 beauty professionals in over 15,000 cities (over 75% of the US), StyleSeat makes it seamless for members to book top hair, makeup and nail professionals in their home city and also discover new talent right from their desktop or phone based on users’ recommendations, location and pricing.

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Members can also browse through over 2 million images, posted by StyleSeat’s beauty professionals, to obtain style inspiration, whether it be for a wedding, work or just a Friday night.


StyleSeat is available for download on both iOS and Google Play.


October 22nd, 2014
Beauty DIY: Evo’s Modern Day Beehive



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October 21st, 2014
Accessory Report: We See Beauty



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1. Classic Fold Over Clutch, $50 | VIA

2. Lily Horn Cuff, $205 | VIA

3. Grannytunes iPhone Holder, $70 | VIA

4. Expert Veil Brush #13, $42 | VIA

5. Aether Palette, $40 | VIA

6. Isis Necklace, $220 | VIA

7. Satin Finish Blush, $25 | VIA


October 20th, 2014
What’s New: tokidoki x LeSportsac Fall 2014 Collection



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Above: Gelatino Cosmetic Bag (Tulipets), $48

A cute new way to tote your makeup? LeSportsac’s collaboration with pop culture brand, tokidoki makes for a very playful yet eye-catching collection. The 19 piece tokidoki for LeSportsac collection features new styles and fabrications for LeSportsac showcased by two tokidoki prints created for the collection and a quilted solid black offering.

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Above: Sorbetto Cosmetic Bag (TD Black), $54

A new tokidoki character, Palette, is found in both the tokidopoli and tulipets prints, and accompanies every bag by transforming into a too-cute-for-words charm. On printed bags the charm will come in black, and on black bags the charm will come in the tokidopoli print. All bags are lined in either solid turquoise or boysenberry. The collection ranges from $48–$288. In addition to all LeSportsac locations, the tokidoki for LeSportsac Collection can be found at the tokidoki flagship store in Los Angeles.

For more information, or to purchase log on to shop.tokidoki.it




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