Sunday, June 28, 2015

(W)ring in America's Birthday in Style

Rian Castillo

There is nothing like the Fourth of July in New York City. When you think of America's Birthday you think of Ben Franklin, Red White and Blue, and the Macy's Fireworks. They are iconic. Being in New York for the day is a must do. Whether you are a local looking for a staycation or making a last minute, the W Hotels in NYC is making it much easier to celebrate the big day. They are offering great packages for stays of two or more nights starting at $199. From July July 2nd to July 6th  when you book receive complimentary yoga class and 30% off all BLISS services and products tin order to embraceLIFE, relax into the weekend and prepare for the festivities. Guests will receive a complimentary pass to Strala Yoga, an innovative practice and movement system created to ignite freedom founded by W’s FIT partner, model and yogi Tara Stiles. W Hoboken guests will be offered a complimentary pass to Devotion Yoga.  With your stay you will get  two SIP tickets for complimentary cocktails in the Living Room (Blue Fin at W New York – Times Square). Tied to Independence Day, guests can take the LIBERTY of dating offline and revert back to pre-smartphone days with unique cocktail programming using the color of your cocktail as the signifier. You will receive a signifier for your status. There is RED, “Not at LIBERTY” for the taken, WHITE,“Wherever LIFE Takes Me” for those who prefer no label and BLUE,  “Pursuing HAPPINESS” for the single and ready to mingle. These great packages are available at for all W Hotels in NYC: W New York, W New York – Union Square, W New York – Times Square, W New York – Downtown, W Hoboken. W Hotels are conveniently located throughout the city to make it so easy to enjoy everything that will be offered during the holiday weekend. Take advantage of this amazing deal that helps make it even more enjoyable.   For more information click the following link http://whotelsnewyork.com/life-liberty-happiness.







Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

This time of year may make you excited for turkey, stuffing, touch football. Or this time of year may make you excited for deals and steals. As you are finishing off your pumpkin pie, deals are brewing to help your holiday shopping make the least impact on your wallet. The beauty department gets to play a role in the fun. Below are Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that cannot be missed.  

Townhouse Spa: The luxurious midtown Manhattan spa is offering a host of deals on some of their best packages from the Duo Package a $250 value for $200 which includes a facial, massage and manicure. Enjoy a 90 minute massage for $125 which is normally $195.

Anthony: From 11/28-12/1 enjoy 30% off site-wide from this favorite Men’s grooming company.

Ahava: Enjoy 35% off using the code BFRIDAY14 and on Cyber Monday recieve the 35% off and a Triple Mineral Body Lotion with the code CYBRMON35

Sibu Beauty: Enjoy 60% off the entire site of their ethically sourced skin care products by entering the code SIBU60 at checkout. Enjoy free shipping when you spend $50 or more.

Dr. Brandt Skincare: Enjoy 40% off the entire site and free shipping. No code necessary, runs 11/26-11/28. For Cyber Monday, enjoy 40% off eye creams from 11/30-12/1

Perricone MD: They are launching a curated selection of 18 products at up to 60% off starting Wednesday, 11/26 through Monday, 12/1.
VMV Hypoallergenics:  This hypoallergenic skincare line will be offering 20% off several of their skin care lines including Essence, Red Better, Illuminants+, Re-Everything, Id, SuperSkin and Grandma Minnie lines and 50% off of their Skintelligent Beauty Line. As well they will be offering free shipping from November 27th to December 1st. Those who spend $100 or more will received a branded VMVerdant canvas tote.  

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: Enjoy 20% off site-wide on from 11/28 to 12/1, plus the return of the Black Box Set.  

Breakups to Makeup: 15% off site-wide on from 11/28 to 12/1 with the code HOLIDAY15.  

Susan Posnick: They are offering great deals from 30% off Colorflo and 50% off any colorflo refill.  Additionally 20% off all orders and a free mascara with any purchase. Free shipping and holiday packaging is being offered as well.  

Rita Hazan: Enjoy 25% off all products on site through Cyber Monday

Yes To: There are a variety of deals being offered. Enjoy 40% off on Friday and 35% off on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday enjoy a free gift with purchase of $35 or more. From Tuesday on, free shipping will be offered.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Boxed and ready to go

Less is more and then more is less. Sometimes you can spend less to get more. However, you often need to be a member. Well, a member of a warehouse club to get the exclusive on bulk items. Some of those memberships can cost a small fortune and you still have to find a way to schlep it all home. However, our small cars, or New York City problems have been answered with Boxed. Boxed is an online bulk retailer. Just like the giant warehouses there are major savings, but you can shop in the comfort of your own home. Boxed has all the products you need on hand from cleaning supplies to shampoo and other beauty necessities. By buying in bulk you are able to save money. You can get 5 EOS Lip balms for under $12. That is 20% off for each one if you buy them individually. If you do not need five lip balms, split them with friends. Everyone loves a deal and a good lip balm. When you fill up your cart, your deals ship to you for free. There is no need to figure out how exactly you are going to pack everything into your car. Waiting time for your Coconut Waters to arrive is minimal. There is less of a temptation to buy every sample you try which ultimately saves you money. Just admit it you bought the Channa Masala after trying it, yet it sits unopened in your pantry. Since membership is free sign up and enter the invitation code WN2IV to receive a $20 discount on your first order. That’s enough to cover the Dove Beauty Bars which will keep your skin looking eternally young.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

My life in 4 pictures!


College Friends at our 5 year reunion 
Obsessed with my Dores! At a basketball game 
Sunset on my cruise with dad! I love color

Mom, Michael, and I at Soul Cycle. Reping Campus Protein, ALL the time

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Giveaway alert: 30-Day Introdctory System from Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford



30-Day Introdctory System from Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford

It is no lie that one of the most beautiful women to this day is still Cindy Crawford. That mole is recognized anywhere, but it’s the ageless skin that keeps her so gorgeous. Instead of keeping it all to herself Cindy has created her own line of skincare, Meaningful Beauty by Cindy Crawford. She has helped to create a line of 30 plus products to transform skin.  Cindy has partnered with Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh to create remarkable anti-aging products from natural ingredients. The comprehensive skin care collection is designed to moisturize, protect, hydrate and rejuvenate by using powerful antioxidants to fight free radical damage, vitamins to enhance radiance and marine extracts for intensive moisture and firming. A great way to introduce skin to the benefits of Meaningful Beauty Skincare is with the 30-Day Introductory System ($40).  The system comes with Crème de Serum, Advanced Formula Lifting Eye Crème, Skin Brightening Décolleté and Neck Treatment SPF 15, Antioxidant Day Crème SPF 20 UVA/UVB, and Skin Softening Cleanser. There is also two great bonuses of the Wrinkle Smoothing Capsules and Glowing Serum.  For example, Crème de Serum is three distinct products that combine when pumped from the bottle to uses the powerful antioxidants to reduce fine lines and increase skin’s hydration. 

One lucky reader is going to have the chance to win the complete kit and watch her skin transform. Follow the link below to rafflecoptor to ensure that you are entered to win this revolutionary skincare kit. Start to look as youthful as Cindy Crawford.


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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

H&M is coming to Nashville!!!!



When I moved to Nashville from New York I missed 2 things: the ability to jay walk across 2nd ave to fulfill my chocolate craving at the bodega at 3 am and fabulous fashionable clothing on a reasonable budget. I traded my just out of college and working for a fashion company salary to being a poor i have no salary grad student. However what didn't follow me was H&M to help me look great without breaking the bank. Well it was following but at a glacially slow crawl. As i finish grad school with the intentions of staying here i was overjoyed this past winter when Nashvillians started posting announcements on their Facebook walls about a little stores opening. Next month, Thursday June 6th at Noon in Opry Mills the first Tennessee H&M finally opens its doors. It will be almost 25,000 square foot, 25,000 square feet of AFFORDABLE fashion for ladies, men, young ladies and young men, with separate “store within store” sections for accessories, lingerie, sports apparel and maternity. There will also be they ridiculously inexpensive children’ line and the plus-size line, H&M+.
Want to save even more while in there? Clean out your closet because H&M is part of a global garment recycling program. Bring in a bag of unwanted clothes from any brand and in return reiceve a 15% off coupon for an item of your choice.
In celebration of opening day, H&M at Opry Mills will offer the first 300 shoppers in line an H&M t-shirt and Access to Fashion Pass, valued from $10 to $300, in addition to other fantastic opening offers for the whole family!
H&M will open its doors at Opry Mills in just a few short weeks.
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