Friday, May 30, 2014

HSN 'Maleficent' Collection

The HSN 'Maleficent' Collection, designed in spirit of the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty, is now available at The summer collection captures the drama and magic of Maleficent, which launched in theaters today.

Top designers across HSN's fashion, jewelry, beauty and home categories have curated an assortment of exclusive products that evoke the feeling of the film. Participating designers include TIMELESS by Naeem Khan, N Natori, G by Giuliana Rancic, R.J. Graziano, Amika, Clever Carriage Home, Highgate Manor, Scentaments, & more.

R.J. Graziano

Heidi Daus

Ranjana Khan

Amika hair tools

G by Giuliana Rancic

Highgate Manor

- Kim Weling

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Food Fete Health & Wellness Roundup - Spring 2014

Here are highlights from last month's Food Fete Health & Wellness event, with some new food favorites to lookout for at the grocery store. At the top of my list are Mamma Chia vitality beverages and Chia Squeeze snacks. In fact, I can't stop by Whole Foods without picking up a few bottles of the vitality beverages. They are available in nine varieties - Blackberry Hibiscus, Cherry Lime, Coconut Mango, Cranberry Lemonade, Grapefruit Ginger, Guava Mamma, Kiwi Lime, Pomegranate Mint and Raspberry Passion, with 2,500 mg of Omega-3, 6g of fiber, 4g complete protein and lightly sweetened with only 120 calories per bottle. The Chia Squeeze snacks are available in Blackberry Bliss, Mango Coconut, Wild Raspberry, Green Magic, Strawberry Banana and Apple Cinnamon with 1,200 mg of Omega-3, 4g of fiber, 2g complete protein in a 70-80 calorie pouch. 

Another favorite of mine is Dr. Praeger's Asian Veggie Burgers. I haven't actually picked these up yet but they were tasty when I sampled them! These would also taste great minced and mixed in a stir fry, crumbled and tossed with sesame noodles, chopped and added to tofu, or sliced and placed on a bed of vegetables.  

I also can't wait for Starbucks Customizable Iced Coffee beverages to launch! The Starbucks Customizable Lightly Sweetened, Unsweetened and Caramel Iced Coffee beverages will be located in the chilled section at major grocery stores nationwide by August 2014 (suggested retail: $4.99). It is made from 100 percent arabica coffee beans and ranges from 10 to 60 calories per fl. oz. serving. These beverages are perfect for tailoring to your own tastes and preferences at home. 

Mamma Chia vitality beverages

Mamma Chia - Chia Squeeze

Barbara's organic cereals

Enjoy Life Foods

Dr. Praeger's Sensible Foods - Black Bean Burgers and Kale and Asian Veggie Burgers


Arnold, Brownberry and Oroweat Premium Breads

think Thin

Step One Foods

BelGioioso Fresh Mozzarella Snacking Cheese

Stonyfield Organic 

So Delicious Dairy Free - love it all! From Cococcino and Coco Whip to Pumpkin Spice and Nog Coconut Milk

Starbucks Customizable Iced Coffee 

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods

- Kim Weling

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MODEL CASTING CALL: Fashion House - SHANE by AxelJordan - June 2

Fashion House, SHANE by AxelJordan, will be holding a casting call on Monday, June 2, 2014 - for models to come, drop off photos/portfolios, and take snap shops. The casting call will take place at 225 West 19th Street (on the Ground Floor) b/w 7th and 8th Avenues in Manhattan, New York City.

The casting call will be from 12pm - 1pm, and the invited model call is from 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

"We are looking for beautiful people from all walks of life," says CEO, Rick Eberle. "We would love for you to stand out, have fun, and exude creativity."

SHANE which means SHINE & AxelJordan, is a place where designers, creators and artists alike can work in an open space of creativity. From clothing & jewelry to lifestyle & trend, SHANE has become a way of looking into the minds of today and tomorrows creators.

There is no charge to attend the casting call. Interested talent should come camera ready.

Applicants who are unable to attend Monday's open call should email their contact information, and portfolio to

For more information, please visit or call (347) 421 - 0481.

Monday, May 26, 2014

DVF Sample Sale - 5/27 - 6/1/2014






Recap: The Makeup Show NYC 2014

The Makeup Show NYC 2014 took place on Sunday, May 4th and Monday, May 5th at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The 9th year of The Makeup Show NYC brought together 7,000 attendees, over 120 beauty brands, 70 keynotes, hands-on-workshops, seminars and kit focus. This year included additional exhibitors and classes, the return of the Career Fair and the debut of The Makeup Show Icon Gallery.

120 top beauty brands included 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

Over 20 new beauty brands joined The Makeup Show NYC for their first ever year, including Sephora, ARDENCY INN, Black | Up Cosmetics, CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIERAshunta Sheriff Beauty, Charlotte Tilbury, Gorgeous Cosmetics, Jouer Cosmetics, Surrat Beauty, Vincent Longo, Breakups to Makeup, and more. 

Over 10 of the best makeup artists in the industry took the stage to bring a flood of inspiration over the pro-community, including Nick Barose, Troy Surratt, Kabuki, Jake Bailey, Charlotte Tilbury, Alice Lane, Ashunta Sheriff, and more. These artists are responsible for beautifying the faces of models, celebs, and musicians on the cover of magazines to music videos and red carpets. 

Here are some of my favorite highlights from The Makeup Show NYC including new products launched at the show and brands that were new to the show that I was excited to meet with!

Sephora Collection Pro Brushes

Biggest kabuki brush ever!

MAKE UP FOR EVER debuted Aqua Matic in 10 shades

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics launched new shades of Stained Gloss in Nomad and Hedonist 

Zombie sighting! According to bdellium, it took about 4 hours to get zombie-ready!

Artistry by dBorkel for Kett Cosmetics

Eve Pearl - Can't wait to try PEARLfx HD Primer Moisturizer!

A Smashbox must- have and a huge hit at the show: Be Legendary Lip Gloss

Loved meeting celebrity makeup artist Lauren Napier! You need to try her luxury, facial cleansing wipes, CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER, that she launched exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC! They are sold in a box of 12 individual facial cleansing wipes. I always make sure I have a few of these wipes in my bag for on-the-go touch-ups. Definitely needed on those hot and humid summer days, especially in the city. They are gentle, lightweight and will remove all that stubborn makeup off your face. The facial cleansing wipes are made with water, aloe, camomilla and cucumber extracts to hydrate smooth and refresh your skin. 

Ellis Faas in Creamy, Milky, Glazed and Hot Lips 



ARDENCY INN was one of my favorite brands to hit up at the show - with an additional 40% off retail! I got my MODSTER Long Play Lip Vinyl in Dubstep Remix and MODSTER Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner in Dark Blue

Preview of ARDENCY INN eye shadows launching in a few months!

ARDENCY INN MODSTER Lip Balm & Primer and BOOM BASE Lip Balm & Base

In love with Charlotte Tilbury, expected to launch for the first time in the U.S. at Bergdorf Goodman this September!

 Mario Badescu emulsions including the Vitamin C Serum

black | Up


I absolutely love these Breakups to Makeup sayings! 

- Kim Weling