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Nima Nyima: A Himalayan Retreat

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Last month at New York Fashion Week, while chillin’ on the steps at Bryant Park, I noticed a woman handing out bars of beautifully wrapped soap. So you know this beauty junkie made a beeline over there and snatched one up.

When I returned home, I took Nima Nyima’s Tibetan Safflower Citrus Soap for a test drive and it was love at first shower. Its creamy formula, a combination of Safflower oil and petals, softens skin and imparts a delicate floral-citrus fragrance. And the soap, itself, is super-cute.

Nima Nyima soaps (also available in Himalayan Mountain Woods, Himalayan Nettle Spearmint, Himalayan Rose Honey, Tibetan Herb Spikenard, and Yak Milk Lavender) are handmade in Nepal using all-natural ingredients and native philosophies imported from the Himalayas. Cold-processed and eco-friendly, they’re biodegradable and never tested on animals.

These soaps are perfect for a guest bathroom. Or impress your friends by giving them this chic gift. But if you’ve only got one bathroom (like me), or you’re kinda stingy with your beauty goodies (me again), just buy a whole bunch for yourself. I won’t judge.

nncandle2 Nima Nyima: A Himalayan RetreatAnd while you’re at it, be sure to try Nima Nyima’s wonderfully perfumed, candles.

Like the soaps, they’re both functional and fragrant. Plus they’re blinged out with gemstones – which, besides being pretty, are also essential to the precious pills of Tibetan medicine.

As I type this, I’m burning the midnight oil with Nima Nyima’s Wild Saffron with Camelian and Ginger Candle. Get yours at Rescue Beauty Lounge.

I’m Baaaack!

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I’m back, y’all. Did you miss me? I sure missed all of you. And it was pure torture being unable to bring you the latest beauty news and product reviews.

Though I was only in NYC for a hot minute, I did manage to meet Amber for some convo over some vino. And I must admit that the sight of Bryant Park left me all nostalgic about my inaugural trip to New York Fashion Week. It was so strange to see it sans the white tents, shutterbugs, and modish masses. Without the accoutrements, it reminds you that Bryant Park is – in fact – a park.

Anyway, now that I’m back in Philly, you can expect more regular posts. I’ve got so much juicy juice to share, I don’t know where to start. I’ll be making up for lost time, so stay tuned.

Oscar Blandi Perfects The Bed Head

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For her Fall 2008 collection, Jenni Kayne was inspired by the 90’s grunge scene and styles from the 30’s and 40’s. For the hair, she wanted the models to look “real,” so hairstylist Oscar Blandi created sophisticated, bed-head hairstyles to compliment the designs.

Creating these “very organic and very earthy” dos is a little more involved that one might think – just as a nude makeup look requires more than taupe shadow and a swipe of lip balm. I mean, does anyone really wake up looking this chic?

First, the mane maestro used Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo, which refreshes and revives hair by removing dirt and buildup. Next, he sprayed Oscar Blandi Volumizing Spray on hair, concentrating on the roots; this heat-activated product adds body and texture to hair, while providing flexible hold and incredible shine. He finished the styles with Proteine di Jasmine – Protein Mist for Restyling Hair, which allows hair to withstand heat and prevents static.

Though not used at Jenni Kaye’s presentation, worth a mention is Oscar Blandi’s Olio di Jasmine Shine Spray, a convenient new version of Oscar’s Jasmine Oil Serum. This spray moisturizes and controls frizz, and makes locks lustrous. I especially appreciate the light formula, which doesn’t build-up or weight down my fine hair.

All products are available at Beauty.com.

MAC First Look: Rad Hourani

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Face
MAC Studio Moisture Fix was massaged into the skin. Select Moisturecover Concealer was applied where needed. Prep+Prime Invisible Powder was brushed onto the center of the face to minimize shine. Cheeks were slightly contoured with a touch of Bamboo Cream Colour Base.

Eyes
MAC Hush Cream Colour Base mixed with MAC Gloss Texture was blended over the eye lids, through the crease and wrapped around to the high plains of the cheek with Brush 222. One coat of MAC PRO Lash in Black was applied to the top lashes only. Brows were brushed with Clear Brow Set.

Lips
PRO Lip Erase in Dim mixed with Lipstick in Fresh Brew was patted onto the lips with fingers.

 MAC First Look: Rad Hourani

MAC First Look: Donna Karan Collection

MAC First Lips: Christian Cota

MAC First Look: Bill Blass

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“Sexy, 80s, Glam – rock – power girl.”
Tom Pecheux – Key Artist

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Face
For matte skin, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation was stippled onto the skin. Cheeks were coloured with a mix of Full Fuchsia and Orange Devil Blush.

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Eyes
MAC Rouge Flambe Pigment was applied to the lids for a pop of plum and shimmer. Smolder Eye Pencil was lined onto the top and bottom lash lines. Carbon Eye Shadow was layered over the liner with an Eye Liner Brush, extending at the ends and winged upwards toward the hairline.

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Lips
The lip was kept very nude and natural with an application of Spice Lip Liner and MAC PRO Lip Erase in Pale.

 MAC First Look: Bill Blass

MAC First Look: Tommy Hilfiger

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“Young, chic, clean and well-mannered. The neatness of Lily Allen.”
Lisa Butler – Key Artist

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Face
MAC Face and Body Foundation was applied with a 190 Brush and Mineralized Skinfinish in Natural was dusted over from center out to create a sheer finish. Cheeks were coloured lightly with Fleur Power Blush.

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Eyes
MAC Blue Storm Eye Shadow was applied with Brush 209 to the top lash line for a soft, bright blue line. Lashes were curled and MAC PRO Lash Mascara was applied to lashes to create dark, separated lashes. Lingering Brow Pencil was softly applied to brows with Brush 311.

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Lips
MAC Vegas Volt Lipstick was brushed on the lips with Brush 194 for a sheer, bright coral stain.

 MAC First Look: Tommy Hilfiger

MAC First Look: Zac Posen

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“It’s a sexy, mannequin look. Just like the girls have been partying all night.”
Charlotte Tilbury – Key Artist

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Face
MAC Moisturecover Concealer was applied where needed. Blot Powder Loose was applied to the center of the face with Brush 168.

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Eyes
MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder was applied on top and bottom lash lines, around the eyes. Sharkskin Shade Stick mixed with MAC Gloss Texture was applied on lids and crease and extended past the outer corner of the eyes using Brush 217. MAC Zoom Lash Mascara in Black was applied to top and bottom lashes. Brows were combed with Brow Set Clear.

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Lips
MAC Cherry Lip Pencil was used to line the lips. MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick was applied to the entire lip, followed by Charred Lipstick placed in the center of the lip and blended with Brush 316.

 MAC First Look: Zac Posen

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