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2012 April

Archives for April 2012

 Neon colors have been one of the major trends for spring 2012 and can be seen in many fashion collections this season (especially the resort collections).  When most people think of neon colors they think of the 80’s, legwarmers, acid wash denim and spandex or cheap clothes (eeek)!   With a modern and refreshing take, neon has made a huge comeback in the past 2 years and can virtually be worn by everyone no matter what their style is.

Some designers used neon colors to create bold garments and shoes and some used neon as more of a compliment to their main colors by using neon colored accessories and neon trims on their bags and shoes — this allows for everyone to incorporate the color into their existing wardrobe, whether it just be a statement necklace, blazer or the ever so popular choice for this season, neon colored skinnies!

I can’t say I’ve ever been a huge fan of neon colors (I own a lot of black) but this season I’ve really been embracing these bright colors!   My favorite neon color for the season is hands down the florescent yellow – it compliments so many others colors and patterns and looks good on everyone!  I realize there are many of us out there who are a tad bit more reserved with wearing all those bright colors however as I stated the neon trend is for EVERYONE and if you really are loving these colors but are feeling hesitant to take the leap, start off small (try an accessory or a neon trimmed shoe)!  If you love to overdose in color, GO BLOD — color block with the neon colors and grab everyone’s attention :).

 I’ve posted some photo inspiration (with some of my favorite celebs and designers)  for ALL my ladies — those who want a more refined and classic take on neon as well as those who want to step out in a bold and colorful way this summer.

Will you be partaking in the neon trend this season?  Are there any items you have your eyes set on??!

Neon outfit(s)  inspired post to come shortly!

SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

Lady Foot Locker Launches First-Ever Pinterest Promotion

 NEW YORK, April 24, 2012 – Lady Foot Locker celebrates spring by donating $5,000 to American Forests Global ReLeaf program, a national nonprofit organization that restores and protects urban and rural forests. Many will choose to take their workouts outside as the weather gets warmer, enjoying the sun and fresh air. As the destination for active women across the country, Lady Foot Locker’s partnership with American Forests ensures that those natural environments where we run, live and play continue to flourish.

 Lady Foot Locker invites everyone to be a part of the green beautification conversation through their own “Spring Refresh” pinboards on Pinterest. From now through May 11, participants can “pin” their outdoor and fitness inspirations and the three most creative boards will be selected to win a $250 Lady Foot Locker gift card. The promotion will run alongside the national “Spring Refresh” in-store campaign, encouraging customers to lead a healthy lifestyle and rejuvenate their wardrobe.

 For more information on how to participate in Lady Foot Locker’s Spring Refresh program, visit www.facebook.com/ladyfootlocker.

 

THE MAKEUP SHOW NYC OFFERS A SNEAK PEEK OF THE NEWEST PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET, AND YOU CAN BE AMONGST THE FIRST TO PICK THEM UP

Over a dozen brands will be launching new products in an array of eye-popping colors and must-have accessories

NEW YORK, NY (April 2012) – The Makeup Show NYC is excited to offer a sneak peek of the newest products on the market, and you can be amongst the first to pick these up. The highly anticipated show will continue to deliver the LARGEST pro-only beauty event and bring you the hottest trends and beauty products in the industry. Be in the midst of top beauty brands as they show you the trends and new products you can’t be without this season. Below is just a sampling of these products, which can be found all under one roof at The Makeup Show NYC.

· ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Launching exclusively at the show is their highly anticipated, Lash Genius waterproof topcoat. This colorless mascara makes any mascara waterproof and is guaranteed to become a staple in anyone’s beauty kit this summer.

· Armour BeautyThis naturally based, long wearing, rock n roll lip-gloss has recently launched in new shades of Iridescent Silver Shimmer and Bright Orange Opaque. Be sure to stop by their booth to make your lips pucker ready.

· GLAMCOROnce again GLAMCOR is revolutionizing the industry by introducing their Hygienic Hand Palette along with their collection of GLAMOUR VEIL, which will be available in five shades of foundation and concealer. This is sure to be a showstopper amongst the pro community.

· MEHRON You are not going to want to miss this one! Mehron will be using The Makeup Show NYC as a platform to launch a slew of new products from Intense, Celebre Pro HD Loose Powder, Celebre Pro HD Pressed Powder, Face Kabuki to Eye and Lip Pencils.

· London Brush Company Launching exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC is their brand new Brush Cleaner, which is made here in the US…by hand! This product is naturally anti-bacterial and has no alcohol, acetone, or chemicals in it. It will be available in 2 fragrances made from combined essential oils, and also fragrance free – for those who react to essentials.

· Beauty Addict – For intense dramatic lashes, you will want to stop by Beauty Addicts booth where they will be showcasing their newest mascara!

· INGLOT CosmeticsNow available is their newest line of Colour Play Mascara, in 5 eye-popping colors. Stop by their booth at The Makeup Show to take a look and pick one up for yourself.

The Makeup Show NYC will feature more than 60 top pro-focused brands, including: Diamond Sponsor Make Up For Ever, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and Temptu Pro, Silver Sponsor Stila, Supporting Sponsors Make-Up Designory, Smashbox, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, and INGLOT Cosmetics, Other Sponsors The Powder Group, On Makeup Magazine, and HauteLook. In addition, over 60 pro-makeup industry companies including: MAC, Alcone, Senna, Kett Cosmetics, Embryolisse USA, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, KevynAucoin, Armour Beauty, Cinema Secrets, to name a few.

The Makeup Show NYC is held on Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, May 14, 2012 from 9am to 5pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY. For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit www.themakeupshow.com.

About The Makeup Show

The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationally from LA, NYC, Chicago, Europe, and Orlando. Bringing each destination over 60 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional. Each show offers an unparalleled lineup ofeducation and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business.

You can also stay up to date on the hottest show news through an informative blog covering all things beauty at www.themakeupshow.com/the-makeup-show-blog/. Also, be sure to connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.

“Life never stops moving forward, and neither should you.” -Anonymous

This weekend journalists, models, actresses, musicians, comedians, politicians and a host of others pulled out their “best” for the 98th Annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner. This occasion is one that is fun and filled with laughs. Let’s take a look at what some of our favorite celebs wore

Whenever I see a photo of the President and First Lady I just smile. They are amazing. I have yet to see a full length photo of Michelle Obama’s dress, but from what I can see it is beautiful. FLOTUS is just radiant. She is a true beauty.

Mary J. Blige and husband Kendu Isaacs attended the event. I am not crazy about Mary’s look. I can see she tried to add a pop of color with the red shoe, but the shoe just doesn’t compliment the dress well. I love the top of Mary’s dress, and probably would love the entire look if she chose a different shoe.

Kerry Washington went for a spring fresh look. Her natural makeup and minimal accessories down plays the look. I love the color on Kerry but I think with a little more drama she would have us all amazed, as she usually does.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz attended the event and it seems like she thought she  was just going to a regular dinner, not a dinner at the white house. Maybe I’m being a little too critical, but this look is too relaxed and that belt needs to go.

John Legend and Christine Teigen are just the cutest. She knows how to wear a red dress! Their look is super chic and they compliment each other very well.

Sticking with the Black and Red theme we have Viola Davis and her husband. She looks so regal in this red gown.

Rashida Jones wore a peplum gown to the event. Her style is very quirky, but it works for her. I actually love the gown and would love it more if it was a short cocktail dress.

Who rocked your favorite look?

Check out the rest of the photo gallery below