Saturday, July 6, 2019

Jersey City 4th of July Celebration with Pitbull and Akon

On July 4th, Jersey City hosted a full day of festivities with food truck eats, carnival rides, a beer garden, performance first by Akon, and headliner Pitbull and fireworks at Exchange Place. This was actually the first time I've spent 4th of July in Jersey City. As a local resident right outside of Manhattan, I miss the years when the Macy's fireworks were over the Hudson River. All I had to do was walk up the street. Now Jersey City is my new go-to for not just fireworks but for plenty of lobster rolls, tacos and gourmet grilled cheese, and an exciting performance. It's also an easy commute for me via light rail, or path for my friends coming from the city. I hope the city of Jersey City continues to bring concerts, food and fun with their fireworks show. I missed Snoop Dogg's performance last year but glad I didn't miss this one! Check out highlights from the concert performance here.

Akon presented with the key to Jersey City

- Kim Weling

Monday, June 24, 2019

La Perla Sample Sale | 6/25 - 6/30/19

 La Perla Sample Sale
 Shop discounts on women's ready-to-wear, lingerie, bras, panties, accessories, and menswear, too.

About the Brand: La Perla
"La Perla was started by Ada Masotti. Creating an atelier of corsetry in the name of the best italian tradition. Presenting her creations in boxes lined with velvet as if they were precious jewels, led to the name La Perla - representing the most feminine and harmonious gem."

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

 June 25th - June 30th
Tuesday : 9am-8pm
Wednesday - Thursday : 10am-7pm
Friday - Saturday : 10am-8pm
Sunday : 10am-5pm

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Paris Exhibit by Hélène McGuire at Choc O Pain Bakery

CHOC∙O∙PAIN French Bakery & Café will host an art opening reception on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 6-8pm. To kick off a three-month exhibition from June through August, Choc O Pain's Hudson Tea Building in Hoboken will feature the artwork of artist Hélène McGuire, a former Hoboken resident. 

 The popular artist will be presenting a collection of her fine art photography works entitled The Paris Exhibit, a series that came naturally after 15 years living away from her native city of Paris. Returning to France, slowly but surely, became a pilgrimage, a way to rediscover the city through a blend of memories and fresh eyes, French blood in an expat shell. This anthem is intended to keep growing with the years.

CHOC∙O∙PAIN will offer light refreshments and bubbly/wine.

CHOC∙O∙PAIN / Hudson Tea Building
1500 Hudson Street, Hoboken, NJ
(entrance through 1500 Washington Street, off the roundabout)
201-683-3300/ /@chocopainbakery

Friday, May 31, 2019

Recap: The Makeup Show NYC 2019

The Makeup Show NYC, held on May 5th and 6th at the Metropolitan Pavilion, welcomed more indie brands this year as well as over 130 educational opportunities for makeup artists through seminars, panels, forums, momentum series (look & learn sessions), hands on sessions and the first ever Danessa Myricks International Stage. The International stage featured makeup artists from all around the world, showcasing their craft using Danessa Myricks Beauty.

There were also plenty of discounts from exhibiting brands, including MAKE UP FOR EVER, NYX Professional Makeup, Rodial, Benefit Cosmetics, Inglot and more!

Check out some of the featured makeup artists below as well as favorite highlights from the show.

Check out my recap from The Makeup Show NYC press preview for new product launches and James Vincent's picks! 

Artistry by Pepe Gutierrez from Mexico, at the International Stage

Artistry by Vanessa Davis from England, at the International Stage

Aristry by Lorcan Jude Devaney from Ireland, at the International Stage

International Stage, sponsored by Danessa Myricks Beauty

Artistry by Toshi Salvino

Twinmedix has launched the new Pro: Refine Collection, including a Toner in Lavender, Lemon Grasse and Rosewater scents, Charcoal Beauty Detox, Moisturizer, Eye Corrector and more.

INGLOT Lab skin care line including a micellar water, day serum and night serum

Just launched! MĀSK CBD-infused sheet masks: ageless, luminouss and spotless

Leaders Cosmetics offers a variety of sheet masks including calming + soothing Too Much Fun in the Sun to Good Hair Don't Care! Shine Hair. They have sheet masks for the face, hands + feet and hair!

Rodial offered some seriously good discounts on products priced as low as $3 - $5, including their sheet masks!

Perricone MD offered 75% off retail and featured the No Makeup Foundation and No Makeup Foundation Serum

Cotz sunscreen products including an SPF 40 sheer matte facial primer and an SPF 40 sunscreen for face & body 

Urban Decay Heavy Metal glitter eyeliner

Stila Beauty Boss Lip Gloss

Bana Cosmetics eyeshadow palettes

MAKE UP FOR EVER: customized your own palettes

Melanie Mills Hollywood Gleam Body Radiance makeup, moisturizer and glow all in one for face and body

Marmalade nails with gorgeous details and designs for short (1-4 days) and long (up to 14 days) wear

rephr sampled their new brushes (handmade in Japan) at the show. Launching on Kickstarter June 10th!

Bdellium Tools brushes in lavender + gold and cobalt + rose gold

- Kim Weling

Monday, May 27, 2019

Recap: The Makeup Show NYC 2019 Press Preview

During The Makeup Show NYC Press Preview on May 4th, James Vincent, The Makeup Show's Director of Artistry and Education, walked us through highlights for this year's show as well as must-have beauty products and new launches. 

Right after the press preview was The Makeup Show brunch, which included an introduction to the talented makeup artists taking part in the first ever Danessa Myricks International Stage. 

Guests also got the first glimpse at the captivating FACES photo gallery by Matthew Jordan Smith.

Here are some of the beauty must-haves discussed during the preview:
  • Alcone Company Makeup Remover and Makeup Sponges, and Powder Puffs
  • Ardell Remy Lashes
  • B3 Astraea Facial Oil
  • Crown Pro Matte Lipstick in shade Felony
  • Color Street Nail Strips
  • Danessa Myricks Illuminating Veil 
  • LimeLife by Alcone Take a Hont Sheer Lipstick
  • MAKE UP FOR EVER Skin Equalizer Primer, HD High Definition Microfinish Powder, Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation (also an extra thank you to MAKE UP FOR EVER for sponsoring the press preview tote bag, with matching LIFE IS A STAGE small pouch and mirror
  • Melanie Mills Hollywood Gleam Body Radiance makeup, moisturizer and glow all in one for face and body
  • Natasha Denona Blush & Glow - Powder #01 Light / Blush Golden Coral
  • NYX Cosmetics Fill & Fluff Eyebrow Pomade Pencil which includes a paddle brush for fluffing and blending
  • Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Nourishing Moisturizer 
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil
  • Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow - Dollish
  • TwinMedix Pro:Refine Collection including a Toner in Lavender, Lemon Grasse and Rosewater scents, Charcoal Beauty Detox, Moisturizer, Eye Corrector and more
  • Urban Decay Brow Endowed Brow Volumizer Primer + Color in Gingersnap

- Kim Weling