Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Seychelles & BC Footwear Spring Launch Party

Scotch & Soda Sample Sale



NEW YORK, NY 10001



Monday, April 21, 2014

Review: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

Having previously reviewed the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S, I already knew I was going to love the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. One of my favorite features is the unique 360-Degree Flip-and-Fold Design, easily changing between the four different modes - Laptop, Stand, Tablet and Tent. The 13.3" QHD+ 3200 x1800 (versus 11.6 HD, 1366 x 768 on the IdeaPad Yoga 11S) IPS widescreen with 10-point multi-touch has the best display I've ever seen on an ultrabook. Whether I am catching up on the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries, editing video footage or pictures, the images are incredibly crisp and sharp. 

This ultrabook also has great portability - 1.39 kg, 15.5 mm thin with a 9 hour battery life to get you through the whole day, versus the 1.4 kg, 17.2 mm thin, 6 hour battery on the IdeaPad Yoga 11S. Like the IdeaPad Yoga 11S, there are two USB ports and a 2-in-1 card reader.It also has up to 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor with integrated Intel graphics,  up to 8GB DDR3L memory, up to 512 GB SDD storage and stereo speakers with Dolby® Home Theatre® for immersive sound. 

Lenovo motion control allows you to browse and select files with simple hand gestures. This is perfect for navigating through recipes hands-free. With voice control technology, you can just speak to open programs and websites. The Yoga Picks custom software detects and recommends the most suitable apps for any given mode. Some of the preloaded apps include Phone Companion, Camera Man, Photo Touch, and Yoga Chef. Yoga Chef has some easy-to-follow recipes I definitely want to try, with vivid photos that make me instantly hungry.

All these enhancements and features are user-friendly and interesting to explore, but for the most part I've been using the Yoga 2 Pro for watching tv shows, blogging and editing photos and videos. My main laptop is currently a MacBook Air but I despise editing videos with iMovie. I still prefer Windows Movie Maker, so I feel like I'll always need a Windows-friendly ultrabook just for that reason. During February and March, the Yoga 2 Pro came in handy specifically for editing fashion week videos, uploading them to YouTube and downloading photos from my Nokia 1020 (which is incompatible with my MacBook). Since I do a lot of blogging late night, the backlit keyboard really helps. This function can be turned on and off by pressing the Fn key and space bar. The touch screen capability comes in handy as well. It's so much easier to swipe through pictures when deciding which ones to use and edit. Every now and then I'm reminded of how my MacBook isn't touchscreen when I tap the screen out of habit. 

The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is available at lenovo.com with a list price starting at $1199.00.


- Kim Weling

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spa Week - April 21-27

Last chance to book your spa appointments! Spa Week is back and celebrating its 10th birthday! From April 21st – 27th, hundreds of spas (day, medical and resort) fitness facilities and wellness centers nationwide will offer up to three signature treatments for just $50 each. Featured services are valued at anywhere from $100 to $500.

National spa participants include Red Door Spa, Clarins Spa, The Salon & Spa at
Saks Fifth Avenue, Jurlique, Fresh, Lord & Taylor Salon & Spa, Massage Envy and
Elements Therapeutic Massage.

To check out the complete directory of spa participants and massages, body treatments, facials and more, go to www.spaweek.com

The Makeup Show NYC 2014

The Makeup Show NYC is quickly approaching! Over a dozen beauty brands will be making their first appearance at the show, including Sephora, Adamis, Cao Cosmetics, Ve Neill Brushes, Vincent Longo Cosmetics, Black-Up, Gorgeous Cosmetics, Serenity and Scott and more

The Makeup Show continues to be a platform for top beauty brands to launch their most coveted products and introduce them to the pro-community. Here's a look at a few of the products that will be featured at the show:

SEPHORA COLLECTION will be showcasing the PRO makeup brush collection along with a special edition 5-piece kit, exclusively created for The Makeup Show. Featured at the booth will be experts from Sephora PRO, Sephora's national artistry team, who will be sharing best practices on how to use, maintain and clean Sephora PRO brushes along with a demonstration of how they are made. The Makeup Show attendees will beable to purchase a selection of the Sephora Collection PRO brushes along with the limited edition set for a discounted price of 40% of retail.

Launching exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC will be OFRA’s Foundation Stick in seven new shades. This is a creamy, oil-free foundation stick that will glide on with the ease of a cream. With a built in primer for a long-lasting wear, the stick provides a silky texture and sheer-to-full coverage.

CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER will also be launching exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC. This premium skincareproduct is like no other, and the single use technology allows one to cleanse on-the-go. Whether you take one or three, the wipes remain saturated and ready for use.

Kett will be showcasing their recently launched Crème Correctors. The Crème Correctors will conceal, correct, and neutralize under eye discoloration with their signature waterproof formula and are enriched with vitamins a, c, e and licorice root extract.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics will be launching their summer collection at The Makeup Show NYC! Don't miss their booth to pick up these popular products that are sure to sell out!

CATTIVA recently launched a beautiful Lip Kit, which includes a number of lip products all offered at a special price! Be sure to pick yours up at The Makeup Show NYC.

TEMPTU Pro will be featuring their new 2.0 Starter Kit which comes equipped with two airbrush guns. This is a must have for any pro!

The Makeup Show NYC will also feature over 85 beauty brands, keynote speakers, seminars, hands-on workshops, and more. A few of the brands you will find at the show include: Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and Temptu PRO, Silver Sponsors Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, NARS, Stila, Supporting Sponsor Smashbox, Alcone, Pinnacle Cosmetics, INGLOT, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine.

The Makeup Show NYC will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, May 5, 2014 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.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring 2014 Favorites From Jennifer Lopez Collection at Kohl's

Get ready to take on spring/summer with the Jennifer Lopez Collection at Kohl's. This season, mint green continues to be a favorite, on-trend color of mine along with snakeskin prints and sequin shorts. The Chiffon Drop-Tail Hem Top - Petite (on sale for $17.60), Snakeskin Contrast Infinity Scarf in Blue (on sale for $21.00) and Sequin Shorts (on sale for $24.00) create a youthful and fun, glamorous look for an evening out, especially when paired with Embellished High Heels (on sale for $49.99) with metallic and rhinestone accents, JLove by Jennifer Lopez 10K Gold 1/7-ct. T.W. Diamond Wings Necklace (on sale for $337.50) and Falsetto Rhinestone Aviator Sunglasses (on sale for $22.99).

- Kim Weling

LC Lauren Conrad and Rock & Republic Spring 2014 Favorites at Kohl's

LC Lauren Conrad Spring 2014 at Kohl's features pleating, 3/4-length sleeves, peplum hems, polka dots, and bow accents and prints. Key pieces from LC Lauren Conrad include the Bow Pintuck Top (on sale for $32.99), Polka-Dot Chiffon Blouse (on sale for $32.99), Bow Pleated Shorts (on sale for $36.99) and these Ankle Booties (on sale for $31.99).

For LC Lauren Conrad jewelry, you'll find adjustable bracelets fit for layering, like the Elephant Woven Bracelet (on sale for $7.70), Teardrop Slipknot Bracelet (on sale for $5.60) and Bar Woven Bracelet (on sale for $7.70). These pieces are all under $10, including the Heart & Skull Stud Earring Set (on sale for $9.10) and the Arrow Ring (on sale for $7.80).

Rock & Republic Spring 2014 at Kohl's features edgy tops with studded details, nailhead accents, leopard prints and roll-tab sleeves. Favorites include the Embellished Bib Shirt (on sale for $26.40), Studded Tee, (on sale for $26.40), Roll-Tab Twill Shirt (on sale for $28.80) and Leopard Chiffon Shirt ($24.00) and French Terry Sweatshirt (on sale for $30.00). My Rock & Republic shoe picks this season include the Chop-Out High Heel Ankle Booties (on sale for $35.99) and Cutout High Heel Ankle Booties (on sale for $43.97). I'm all metal accents, zippers, buckles and lace-ups on booties!

- Kim Weling