Monday, July 16, 2018

Zadig & Voltaire Sample Sale | 9/17 - 9/22/18

Zadig & Voltaire Sample Sale
Shop discounts on men's, women's and kids' fashion including apparel, shoes, and accessories from this incredible French brand!

About the Brand: Zadig & Voltaire
"Founded by Thierry Gillier, Zadig & Voltaire invents a diverse universe that thrives in the in-between. Not just for him or her, day or night, or work or leisure, the Parisian fashion house redefines modern femininity with wild, free, and rock-fueled wardrobe essentials that embody the strength and sensuality found in the rough and undone."

260 Fifth Avenue
(​Btwn 28th & 29th Street)
NY, NY 10001
​W/R T​rain to 28th St.
6 T​rain to 28th St

July 17th - July 22nd
Tuesday : 9am-8pm
Wednesday - Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday-Saturday : 10am-8pm
Sunday : 10am-5pm

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Gluten Free, Naturally by Caroline Byron Book Launch

Model turned gluten-free chef Caroline Byron, known for her blog, celebrated the launch of her book Gluten Free, Naturally on June 18th at Ladurée Private Garden in Soho in NYC.

Gluten Free, Naturally features one hundred recipes for meals on your own, weeknight suppers, and for larger gatherings with friends and family. The range of balanced, healthy recipes include soups, broths, salads, and stews, with lots of vegetarian options. Gluten Free, Naturally is filled with lots of kitchen basics and a useful gluten-free flour glossary. This cookbook is perfect for anyone that has celiac disease or is looking to cut down on gluten or has gluten intolerance. 

There are some tasty recipes I can't wait to try, including Exotic Rose and Cardamom Milk Pudding, Zesty Beet and Pomegranate Salad, Asian Summer Rolls, Peach, Almond and Raspberry Crisp.

Caroline trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York and now runs her own successful catering company. Her gluten-free recipes have gained her thousands of followers on Instagram and Twitter, and she has been featured in such publications as Vogue and Town & Country.

- Kim Weling

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tocca + Artis Brush + Stila Cosmetics + Dr. Jart Sample Sale Updated | 7/10 - 7/15/18

Tocca, Artis Brush, Stila Cosmetics, and Dr. Jart Beauty Sample Sale
Shop discounts on skincare, makeup, makeup brushes, and fragrances!

About the Brand: Tocca
"Tocca is a niche luxury fashion and fragrance house based in New York City. Tocca continues to celebrate the independent, travel-inspired, whimsical lifestyle of its founding mission - to make masterfully crafted, luxury good accessible."

About the Brand: Artis Brush
"Artis is the Latin word meaning: "skill, method, technique, conduct, character." Artis was born from the realization that makeup brushes have never evolved from the watercolour paintbrushes they copy, and therefore don't fully meet the challenge of modern makeup and skincare application objectives. Artis is dedicated to the creation of the modern cosmetic and makeup beauty tools."

About the Brand: Stila Cosmetics
"For over twenty years, Stila has created innovative, artistry-proven products that perform from morning to moonlight. Stila is spirited, passionate and approachable and it is committed to inspiring every women to celebrate her authenticity, beginning with her makeup."

About the Brand: Dr. Jart+
"The Dr. Jart+ skin care line was created in Korea in 2004 and now has products available throughout the world. The line is Asia's leading skincare brand and includes products for dry skin, anti aging serum selection, blemish balm (also known simply as BB cream), and gels and creams that treat dark spots on face and uneven skin tone."

260 Fifth Avenue
(​Btwn 28th & 29th Street)
NY, NY 10001
​W/R T​rain to 28th St.
6 T​rain to 28th St

July 10th - July 15th
Tuesday : 9am-8pm
Wednesday - Thursday : 10am-7pm
Friday - Saturday : 10am-8pm
Sunday : 10am-5pm

Monday, July 9, 2018

ELEMIS Superfood Skincare

My go-to skincare recently has been 100% vegan-friendly ELEMIS Superfood. The Superfood skincare range features a Pre-Biotic, designed to aid on supporting the good-for-you microflora on the skin's surface, helping to balance and maintain the skin's delicate ecosystem. Supergreen and Supergrain Complexes, rich in anti-oxidants, omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals nourish the skin. 

 The ELEMIS Superfood skincare line includes Superfood Facial Wash ($25), best-selling, award-winning Superfood Facial OilSuperfood Day Cream ($45) and Superfood Night Cream ($55).

Avocado, Broccoli and Pumpkin Seed oils are combined with a natural Pre-Biotic to help balance my skin when using the The Superfood Facial Wash. Wheatgrass, Kale and Nettle combine to leave the skin looking luminous, bright and radiant. This facial wash is deep cleansing and feels so refreshing. 

A little goes a long way with the Superfood Facial Oil, so I don't need to apply too much of it. I apply 1-2 drops on my face and 1-2 drops on my neck, before applying a moisturizer. The facial oil contains anti-oxidant and omega-rich oils including Broccoli, Flax Seed and Daikon Radish.

The Superfood Day Cream is rich with anti-oxidant oils and hydrates the skin with vitamin rich Superfoods. A protective Pre-Biotic is combined with Superfoods of Ginger, Matcha Tea and Goji Berry. leaving the skin healthy looking. The day cream is lightweight and has a non greasy formula, which is especially important to me since my skin tends to be more oily in the summer. 

The omega-rich Superfood Night Cream is perfect for dry and deleted skin. A protective Pre-Biotic and concentrated Superfoods of Barley, Quinoa and Sweet Almond Milk nourish the skin. I've at times used the same moisturizer for day and night, but I love having this night cream as a dedicated moisturizer for my nightly skincare regimen. I don't get enough sleep during the week (usually about 5 hours) yet I feel like this does wonders for my skin overnight.

Since I just turned 41 this spring, I'm looking more toward skincare lines that will help my skin maintain a radiant and youthful appearance, and I feel like I can really count on this skincare line. The line is also beautifully bottled and I prefer how the day and night cream dispenses to ensure you are only using the amount that you need.

I love trying out an entire skincare line together, as I feel all the ingredients are really working together as a whole. The entire line smells amazing, and leaves my skin feeling soft, refreshed and hydrated. It's the perfect skincare regimen for spa-at-home luxury. I'm amazed at how well the Superfood Collection really absorb into my skin and doesn't just sit on the surface.

- Kim Weling

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Superdry Sample Sale Extended | 7/2 - 7/8/18

Superdry Sample Sale Extended
Shop menswear, womenswear, and kids fashion including clothes, shoes, accessories, bags, and more - at up to 75% off retail!

About The Brand: Superdry
"Superdry is an exciting contemporary brand which focuses on high-quality products that fuse vintage Americana and Japanese-inspired graphics with a British style."

151 Wooster Street
(​Btwn Houston & Prince Street)
NYC NY 10012
​W/R T​rain to Prince St.
C/E T​rain to Spring St
B/D/F/M T​rain to Broadway/Lafayette

Tuesday, July 2nd - Saturday, July 7th
Sunday, July 8th

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Celebrate 4th of July with Smirnoff Red, White & Berry

How quickly time flies by! I can't believe it's already July 4th! Smirnoff Red White & Berry is the perfect way to celebrate 4th of July festivities! 

Right before Memorial Day I went on a boat cruise hosted by Smirnoff and "The Bachelor" star Nick Viall to kickoff the summer and celebrate the patriotic flavors of summertime variants - Cherry, Blue Raspberry & Citrus. I wanted to share these Smirnoff specialty cocktails featuring Red, White & Berry.

'Merica Mule
2 oz Smirnoff Red, White & Berry, 3 oz Ginger Beer, 0.5 oz Lemon Juice, Garnish with a Lemon

Sippin' On Summer
Smirnoff Red, White & Berry, Lemonade, Basil Syrup

Berry American
Smirnoff Red, White & Berry, Club Soda, Garnished with Berries

- Kim Weling

Sunday, July 1, 2018

POPSUGAR Play/Ground Festival Recap

Iskra Lawrence

On June 9th and 10th, I attended the very first POPSUGAR Play/Ground at Pier 94. The two-day festival included captivating panels from Mindy Kaling, Kate Hudson, Tiffany Haddish, Yara Shahidi, Arriana Huffington, Cleo Wade, Iskra Lawrence and more. Attendees also enjoyed workout classes from Kayla Itsines, Body by Simone, and barre3, brand activations from Freeform, Victoria's Secret, Nordstrom, Kohl's and a large shopping bazaar. 

Since I spent the majority of my time meeting with brands and participating in brand activations, I missed out on seeing the panels. I made sure not to miss Gabrielle Bernstein's talk, since she is my favorite motivational, spiritual and inspirational speaker.

Check out my two-day festival experience. I really hope POPSUGAR hosts this event next year! 

Photo credit: Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images

The adult size ball pit was so much fun! It was filled with 208,000 balls and included eight rainbow colored slides.

Both days kicked off with a Kayla Itsines workout. It was jam packed! You have to get there extra early to secure a spot!

UR Bath & Body products are handmade by women who are transitioning out of homelessness and domestic abuse situations. The product line includes bath bombs, soaps, sugar scrubs, bubble sands and shower steamers. I love how the soaps and some bath bombs (available at Bloomingdale's) are embellished with florals and herbs. 

FOREO hosted DIY Express Facials, offering 90, 150 and 210 second facials utilizing a combination of four of their devices: LUNA mini 2, ESPADA, UFO (recently launched in January) and IRIS. 

I chose to go with the 210 second facial, using the LUNA mini 2, UFO and IRIS. My skin was immediately refreshed! 

FOREO ISSA play toothbrush combines Sonic Pulse Technology with a silicone /polymer brush. I have sensitive gums so the soft bristles/brush is perfect for me, and I don't have to worry about brushing too hard. 

This was my first introduction to Asian skincare brand Skin Inc. and enjoyed an amazing facial utilizing the Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light. My skin was glowing all day!  

Right after my facial, I got to try Skin Inc.'s Facial In A Flash Mask Series, where you can combine different top and bottom masks together and leave on for 20 minutes. For the top half of my mask, Get Glowin Platinum Mask for Brightening & Radiance was applied, and for the bottom half Lines Be-Gone Rose Gold Mask for Anti-Aging & Lifting was used. The end result --- radiant skin!

I was introduced to Monat's haircare line, including their Refinish Control Hairspray, which doubles as a makeup setting spray! 

I was shocked at how good Wendy's new Berry Burst Chicken Salad is for summer! It's under 500 calories too! Guests were treated to a free salad + drink during both days of the event.

Nordstrom Wellbeauty Shop welcomed guests with complimentary hairstyling and makeovers

The Nordstrom Misting Bar was such a refreshing experience. They even made you your favorite mist samples. My favorites were Tata Harper's Hydrating Facial Essence, Kiehl's Cactus Flower & "Tibetan Ginseng" Hydrating Mist, and Herbivore Jasmine Green Tea Jasmine Water Balancing Toner.

S'well + glotrition

Nordstrom Flower Wall

New WELL WITHIN plant-based, clean and sustainable nutritional supplements that promote skin health.

WELL WITHIN Planted in Beauty skincare line, available at Neiman Marcus

Vooray bags - perfect for the gym and travel, available at Nordstrom

goldno.8 leather trapezoid clutch

goldno.8 customizable reversible nylon bags

K-Deer activewear donates a portion of proceeds from their Signature Stripe collection to selected charities. High waisted, full coverage leggings with UPF 50+

Adidas Ultraboost Parley Shoes

For every 0.62 miles that you run, $1 will go to Parley for the Oceans charity and prevent 11 plastic bottles from entering the ocean. Download the Runtastic app and run through July 8th to participate!

Tarte provided makeovers with the Shape Tape contour concealer

Beauty by POPSUGAR makeup



Splendid Studio activewear

Huda Beauty 

On Sunday, I stopped by Huda Beauty for an eyemakeup touchup with lashes

Guests who stopped by Victoria's Secret received a bra fitting and picked a card to win a locker prize from Victoria Sport (leggings, socks or t-shirt)

Kohl's activation included a "Price is Right" spin to win $10, $20, $50, $100 or $200 Kohl's Cash

Words with Friends complimentary manicures with Spa Chicks On-The-Go

Pinkie Swear previewed the new Party Powder, along with Clip Paint and Clip Gloss

Otter Box previewed the new iPhone X cases exclusively available at Target. Letters were painted on each case so guests could spell out words along the Otter Box wall. 

Freeform provided complimentary makeovers and hair styling, plus a photo area

I ended my POPSUGAR Play/Ground experience with Gabrielle Bernstein's talk, The Universe Has Your Back, teaching you how to transform your fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Gabby guides you to clear away all the blocks to your attracting power, retrain your thoughts and energy, and attract exactly what you want into your life. 

- Kim Weling