De-Zombify Your Eyes With Benefit Erase Paste


For the past month or so, I've been looking (and feeling) like a straight up zombie - but for good reason. I gave birth to my second child - a daughter, Arwen - on June 5 (a month before her due date).   It's hard enough being a mom to a preemie, but Arwen also spent her first 8 days in the Neonatal CONTINUE READING

L'Occitane Vitoria Regia: Botanical Beauty From Brazil


L'Occitane does a lot right when it comes to making their products - one of my most favorite things about the company is their ability to get the true fragrances of flowers.I had the pleasure of trying Vitoria Regia Hand Cream (above) from the Brazil Collection, and it's amazing!  The cream is not too thick and it doesn't leave that sometimes CONTINUE READING

Love Your Glasses with Glasses.com


When I was about 11 years old, my mom took me to see a play. I can’t remember exactly what show it was – probably because, at the time, I couldn’t see it very well. As we were driving home from the performance, my mom rattled off her favorite parts of the performance and engaged me in conversation. It CONTINUE READING

Kimye Wedding Makeup Artist: Mario Dedivanovic


By now, you've probably heard all of the Kimye wedding details. Kim Kardashian wore a Givenchy Haute Couture lace gown (she slipped into a bodycon Balmain dress post-ceremony) and Kanye West was outfitted in a custom Givenchy tuxedo. Not to be outdone, little North wore a dress also designed by Givenchy's creative director, Riccardo Tisci. The couple exchanged Lorraine CONTINUE READING

Brighten Up with Dermalogica Tri-Active Cleanse


As many of you know, I am currently pregnant. Very pregnant, in fact. I am due to give birth a week from tomorrow...and I am so ready to meet my little girl. This pregnancy has been rough. Not that my first pregnancy with my son, Westley, was easy - but this one makes that one seem like a walk in CONTINUE READING

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Free Fitness Class at Nordstrom – King of Prussia

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If you’re in the Philadelphia area, you won’t want to miss this FREE fitness class hosted by the Nordstrom store in KOP – taught by local fitness expert Christina Stoltz!

Fashion and Fitness at Nordstrom with Christina Stoltz

ploome cardio barre Free Fitness Class at Nordstrom   King of PrussiaNordstrom has partnered with famed fitness guru and owner of Ploome, Christina Stoltz to promote an active lifestyle! Christina will be at Nordstrom The Plaza at King of Prussia to host an awesome Ploome work out class – voted Best Workout of 2012 by Philadelphia Magazine. Christina and her fellow instructors will demo the famous class in style showing off the fashionable side of fitness with Zella!

While being addictively comfortable and completely affordable, Zella fitness gear features figure-flattering design elements that make it easy to amp up your workout routine and stay perfectly on-trend. Nordstrom Active Specialists will be on hand following the workout to help you find the look that best suits your fitness routine. Any customers that try on Zella will be entered to win some fabulous fitness prizes. Plus, receive a complimentary class at Ploome with your $50 in-store Zella purchase.

 

WHEN:         Saturday, September 8, 2012 – 2 to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:      Nordstrom The Plaza at King of Prussia – Women’s Active on 3

For more information please call Nordstrom Active Manager, Amanda Coutu at 610.265.6111 ext. 1560.

Stila Spring 2012 Giveaway

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sarah lucero Stila Spring 2012 GiveawayAttention, local ladies. If you’re in the Philadelphia area,here’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss. On Saturday (March 24),   makeup artist, Sarah Lucero, will be at the Sephora at the King of Prussia Mall. As Stila’s Global Director of Education, Sarah spends half her time traveling and training Stila’s field team on how to use and sell the latest Stila products. The other half of her time is spent as the lead artist at top fashion shows, helping A-listers like Victoria Beckham and Brooke Shields get red-carpet ready.
From noon until 7:00 p.m., Sarah will be sharing tips and tricks on everything from how to achieve a cat eye swoop to how to best rock a bold lip.
Speaking cat eyes and bold lips, Stila just launched some fabulous new products for Spring that can help you rock those looks. CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Winterize Your Skin Event at King of Prussia

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Join Nordstrom for their Winterize Your Skin Event today and tomorrow at the King of Prussia, PA store.

It’s the perfect time to learn about winter skincare essentials. Let Nordstrom teach you the latest break-throughs and innovations in advanced skin care, and how to look your radiant, rejuvenated best all season long.

Book your appointment (appointment required) for a one-on-one consultation with our specialists, meet industry experts and receive a personalized skin care regimen to address your individual needs. Plus, let Fragrance Advisors indulge you with luxurious scented creams and lotions for long-lasting fragrance during those winter months!

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Receive a gift with your $100 Cosmetics or Fragrance purchase during the event; while supply lasts. This limited-edition green tote was designed by Nordstrom’s National Beauty and Fragrance Director, Cheri Botiz.

Friday and Saturday, January 13th and 14th
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Nordstrom – The Plaza at King of Prussia
190 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406-2932
(610) 265-6111

Fall Beauty Forecast Class!

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It’s time to go back to school!

As a beauty expert, I’ve been enlisted by Skillshare to teach a class on – you guessed it – beauty!

The class, Fall Beauty Forecast, is now listed on the Skillshare website – but it is currently in ‘Pilot’ mode. This means that, before I set a date/time/location, I’m waiting to gauge interest in the course.

So if you’re in the Philadelphia area and interested in attending, visit the page and click the eye icon. This lets me know that you want to learn – and will alert you once I’ve set the date.

Here’s the class description:

Want a fresh look for fall? Class is in session for those who, while still sporting shorts and flip flops, want to get a jump start on the upcoming season.

It might seem far away now, but Autumn is just around the corner – prime time to start stocking up on the season’s essential beauty gear. In Fall Beauty Forecast, beauty expert Daneen Baird will share the fiercest fall beauty trends and introduce you to new must-haves – from cosmetics, skin care, hair care, bath and body, fragrance and tools.

Test drive these fabulous fall products before the temperature drops. They’re so hot, these products are sure to raise the mercury a few degrees.

If your makeup bag is so last season, secure your spot at the head of this class.

Note: The Fall Beauty Forecast class will culminate with a beauty basket raffle!

Based on the response to this first class, I might make teaching a regular thing. So stay tuned for more announcements. That is all for now. Class is dismissed.

The Goods: Double Duty Beauty

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For this week’s installment of The Goods (Philadelphia Magazine’s shopping newsletter), I gave shout outs to some of my favorite beauty multitaskers.

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Nordstrom Christiana Mall Opening Day Beauty Bash

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Friday, April 8th – 8 to 10am at the Nordstrom mall entrance on the first level
132 Christiana Mall
Newark, Delaware 19702
For more information, call 1.866.504.9860

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Bring your girlfriends and start shopping the world of cosmetics while you wait for the new Nordstrom Christiana Mall store to officially open. You’ll get the inside scoop on new products and trends, plus tips and tricks for looking your best. You’ll also enjoy special beauty demonstrations, gifts with purchase and other fun surprises. And don’t forget to check out fantastic items exclusive to Nordstrom, including Estée Lauder Nutrious Skincare.

The first 1000 Beauty Bash attendees will receive a free Nordstrom Beauty Swag Bag with goodies inside to help get the Nordstrom Christian Mall experience started!

In addition, you’ll receive a deluxe train case (while supplies last) with your purchase of $150 or more from the department as Nordstrom’s exclusive grand opening gift to you. Plus, meet your new best friend in beauty! The Nordstrom Beauty Stylist will give you free personalized advice and help you find the best cosmetics, skincare and fragrances across all our brands. No appointment necessary. For more information on the Beauty Stylist service, call 1.800.7BEAUTY.

Special Gifts with Purchases and Events on April 8

Philosophy Oxygen Peel
Great Skin is in! Please join Nordstrom’s skincare team of experts for a complimentary Oxygen Peel and skincare consultation. Receive a 5-piece gift with any $50 or more purchase of Philosophy.

Enhance Your Style with Estée Lauder
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Join Estée Lauder and InStyle magazine to celebrate the grand opening of Nordstrom’s newest store and enhance your style for spring. Receive a complimentary style consultation with an InStyle representative, plus take home a copy of InStyle’s book, Instant Style, when you make a qualifying purchase of Estée Lauder products.

Clarins Beauty Party
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Meet makeup and skincare experts and learn about the latest trends in signature Clarins beauty and skincare products. You’ll receive two deluxe-size samples with your two-item Clarins skincare purchase.

Shiseido Facial Massage
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Experience the signature Shiseido facial massage. After your relaxing treatment, receive a makeup lesson using Shiseido’s amazing spring color collection created by master makeup artist Dick Page. Plus, receive a makeup pouch filled with Shiseido samples with your two-item skincare purchase.

Tria Beauty ‘At Home Laser Hair Removal’ Event
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Experience Tria Beauty At Home Laser Hair Removal. Tria Beauty experts will be available to demonstrate and educate customers on how to acheive hair-free skin in just six months. Plus, with your Tria beauty purchase, receive a full-size oil-free SPF 32 sunscreen.

April 8-9

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare ‘Peel the Difference’ Event
Enjoy a one-to-one consultation and experience better skin tone, smoother texture, a softening of fine lines and wrinkles, and more. In addition, receive an Alpha Beta Daily Face Peel with your $100 purchase.

Peter Thomas Roth ‘Undo the Damage’ Event
Get skincare tips and tricks from Peter Thomas Roth expert during a complimentary consultation and mini facial. In addition, receive a deluxe gift with your $75 purchase from the line.

Elemis ‘Teaser’ Event
Enjoy a mini Anti-Aging Facial and Exotic Hand & Arm massage during a one-to-one consultation with an Elemis Skin Expert. Plus, with your $150 purchase from the line, receive three deluxe Elemis skincare samples.

Meet Dior National Makeup Artist Rodderick Gregg
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Meet Dior celebrity makeup artist Rodderick Gregg. Rodderick and his team will show the latest tricks and trends for the spring season. You’ll take home a complimentary Skincare Starter Set with your Dior purchase of $125 or more. Please reserve your appointment with a Dior Beauty Advisor.

Jack Black Neck, Shoulder and Hand Massages and Mini Facials for Him
April 8, Noon – 8:00 p.m.
April 9, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Relax and experience Jack Black Skincare and Grooming products during professional treatments. Experts will be available to customize a skincare and grooming routine that’s best for you. With your qualifying Jack Black purchase, receive a special gift.

April 8-10

Clinique Gift with Purchase
With your purchase of $25 or more from Clinique you’ll receive four smile-brightening lip shades, instant pick-me-up eye cream and more! Turn your smile at least one shade brighter with a lip palette filled with four shades of Clinique Brighter Smile Lip Colour – only in this gift. For healthier-looking skin, there’s radiance-enhancing Clarifying Lotion, fresh-face cleanser and de-puffing eye cream. Add lash-boosting mascara and a cheery cosmetics bag and you’re happily glowing.

Lancôme Exclusive Gift with Purchase
Choose five of your favorite eleven Lancôme items as our gift with your purchase of $32.50 or more from the line. Plus, receive a four-piece makeup brush set with your purchase of $75 or more from the line.

MAC ‘Quite Cute’ Event
Receive pastel shades for Eye Quads, Lipstick, Plushglass, and Nail Lacquer. And by popular demand, MAC is completely revamping three favorite Lip Pencil shades from last season that will join in on the fun and frolic. You’ll love the Mineralize Blush with the sweet heart baked right into it. If it shines, shimmers and pops it’s completely, contagiously cute!

Nars ‘Best of Bronzers’ Event
Discover the makeup essential for summer as NARS beauty experts custom match the perfect shade of bronze to your skin tone. Plus, receive a mini lipgloss trio with your purchase of $85 or more from the line.

Anastasia Brow Event
Receive a personal eyebrow consultation to achieve the ideal eyebrow that complements your hair, eyes and overall complexion. An Anastasia-trained Brow Expert will shape, create and educate you on what eyebrow shape flatters your facial structure. Plus, with your $85 Anastasia purchase, you’ll receive a complimentary
service bounce-back card to use toward a brow service on your next visit.

La Mer ‘Skin Essentials’
Enjoy a luxurious treatment during a personalized consultation with La Mer expert and discover why devotees say the La Mer Miracle Broth is a secret well-worth knowing. Space is limited; please inquire for further details and reserve your appointment today.

Mario Badescu ‘Mini Facial’
Come and have some one-to-one time with a Mario Badescu skin specialist. Whether you need to maintain your complexion or solve a skincare quandary, experts will create a regimen to fit your individual skin type and lifestyle. In addition, with your $50 purchase receive three deluxe samples of Mario Badescu skincare in a signature cosmetics bag along with a mirror.

Clarisonic ‘Sonic Cleansing and Infusion’ Event
Stop by our Clarisonic Station for a quick cleanse or lift prior to your skin or makeup consultations. Learn about these innovative tools and the sonic technology that make both the Clarisonic Skin Care Brushes and the Clarisonic Opal so effective. Plus, receive a travel case and replacement brush head with your Clarisonic
purchase of $149 or more.

Deborah Lippmann Nail Collection Event
Preview the season’s hottest colors and experience this chic, sophisticated collection of nail lacquers and treatments during a one-to-one consultation. Plus, with your $30 purchase receive a full-size nail lacquer.

Xen Tan ‘Perfect Tan’ Event
Xen Tan tanning experts will demonstrate the natural color and delicious vanilla scent of Xen Tan self-tanning products. Plus, learn tips and techniques to a perfectly beautiful, year-round tan.

Prevage ‘Skin Scanner’ Event

Meet the Prevage experts and discover the latest in diagnostic technology, the Skin Scanner. This powerful tool will analyze your skin and reveal signs of premature aging that the naked eye can’t see, such as sun damage, dehydration and enlarged pores. Plus, with your $98 purchase from the line, receive a special tote with Prevage deluxe sample.

Jo Malone ‘Fragrance Combining and Hand & Arm Massage’ Event
Experience the Jo Malone lifestyle by learning about the art of combining fragrances – mixing, matching and layering fragrances on the skin to create a bespoke scent that’s unique to you. Relax as Jo Malone treats you to a complimentary hand & arm massage using the sought-after line of Jo Malone hand and body products.

Victor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb
Experience the floral explosion of Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb fragrance. Receive a special deluxe gift with your qualifying Flowerbomb purchase.

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
Enjoy the ultimate pampering experience – fragrance experts will help you discover the Cashmere Mist fragrance that is right for you and help personalize your fragrance experience. You’ll also receive a hand massage using our soothing lotion and cream. With your qualifying Cashmere Mist fragrance purchase, receive a special gift. Exclusive gift sets are also available.

Angel by Thierry Mugler Gift with Purchase
With your qualifying Angel fragrance purchase, receive a deluxe token as their thanks.

Marc Jacobs ‘Create Your Own Button’ Event
This spring, Marc Jacobs wants you to experience the World of Marc Jacobs fragrances. Add your own unique touch to the World of Marc Jacobs fragrance with your very own personalized button pin – it’s a collectible!

Gucci ‘Guilty Pleasures’ Event
Are you a Guilty or a Flora lady? Take a Gucci Personality Test to make the best choice for your personal style. With your qualifying Gucci fragrance purchase, receive a special gift.

Narciso Rodriguez for Her
Come experience the best-selling fragrance harmony of Narciso for Her and Narciso Essence. With your qualifying Narciso purchase, receive a special gift.

The Art of Shaving ‘Lather Up!’ Event for Him
Want to find out how to get the smoothest, cleanest shave? Join The Art of Shaving as they demonstrate the 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave. Specialists will focus on the features and benefits of wet shaving, and with your qualifying purchase, receive a token of appreciation.

I’m Featured In Philadelphia Magazine!

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If you’re in the Philadelphia area, swing by your local newsstand, pick up a copy of Philadelphia Magazine, turn to page 34…and booyah!

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A few months ago, the lovely Lauren McCutcheon (Philadelphia Magazine’s Lifestyle Editor) invited me to their offices to play around with some local makeup lines and share my thoughts. When I arrived, splayed out on a table was a veritable buffet of beauty products, from fabulous brands in my own backyard: Carie Brescia, Tenshi Beauty Bar, sh. cosmetics, and Tu by Claudia.

Many thanks to Philadelphia Magazine for including me!

PS – Did you know that I’m also a regular contributor to Philadelphia Magazine’s online column, The Goods? Check out my latest beauty roundup, Five New Beauty Breakthroughs.



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