As I headed over to the Cooper Square Hotel to see the Shiseido presentation, I had no idea what I was in store for but I knew it would be an amazing fall presentation. Upon entering the penthouse, there were a few skincare stations and everything was numbered. I enjoyed walking through each station that integrated a pre-recording of what I was prepping to see, which then allowed me to chat with the appropriate consultants that were staffing the space and then a chance to have the products used on me in terms of makeup. I began the tour learning about their silky Bio Performance Advanced Super Revitalizing Cream and Future Solution LX Ultimate Regenerating Serum and the importance of staying hydrated (and of course staying well rested). Shiseido utilizes many of the Japanese elements that I have come to love when it comes to ensuring that my products have all natural items in it that boost your skin without stripping it.
There was a fab moment during the audio tour that Dick Page, Artistic Director had an amazing video installation that talked about how his love for fab skin and makeup could also be translated into food, shopping, music and so much more. As we ended the skincare portion, I loved learning about the Perfect Foundation Brush that works well whether you are using powder or cream to create that flawless red carpet look that we all want. As I moved into the back of the penthouse, I loved being able to see a number of the hues from light natural tones to those that were more dynamic in eyeshadows! Via the audio tour, Dick Page shares his inspiration behind each hue and I love that by listening to it, I can see exactly what he's describing and how he got there. Above you can see all the shades and I selected 3 of the darker tones - my fave. I selected Patina (11 - an amazing greenish/gold), Tin (14 - a silvery greenish hue) and Caviar (16 - an inky black shimmer that yes was created because he loves caviar). There are other fun hues that are reminiscent of a leather couch, baby doll blues and so much more. What a fun experience!
Now we all know that I am a Crest 3D White girl but a fab item to include for your friends who may have left their toothpaste at home (and you're not interested in sharing yours) is Lush's Toothy Tabs that come in a number of flavors. Simply pop one in, crunch them up and let your toothbrush do all of the work. You don't have to be concerned about space, squeezing any tubes or anything along those lines!
We're fans of Elizabeth Grant and are obsessed with this Vitamin C Travel Kit that comes in a sassy zebra bag and has a number of Vitamin C essentials that will keep your skin glowing. In addition, we were at Victoria's Secret Media Lounge during NYFW and have been loving their Gorgeous Collection which definitely brings out your inner bombshell! Combined, these items are phenomenal house guest gifts and perfect to slip in your bag as we begin to enjoy one of my favorite seasons!
With NYFW firmly behind me, I started out the week at Marchon Eyewear Showroom for yet another fun Accessories Council Tweet Up. This one focused on items that give back to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and also highlighted a number of gifts that are apart of this year's Shop Pink 2011. This was a fun way to get our hands on a number of products that were in accessories as well as in beauty categories. Some of these items are ongoing products that are available while others are limited editions. I wanted to share with you some of my faves within beauty and tomorrow, you will see some of my fave accessories that were included! It was a fun and impassioned evening as many brands told their personal stories as well as Myra Biblowit, President of BCRF chatted with us to kick off the night and popped in throughout to share additional information. You can follow conversations from that night by searching #ACPinkPicks. As someone who had been diagnosed at a young age to possible have breast cancer (thankfully, I took a second and third opinion to find that this was not the case), we have always on Kitten Lounge and all my projects, supported this effort in any way possible. Starting on October 1st and running throughout that month, we will have our Pink Shop to connect you to brands that are mobilizing on this important effort that should be supported year around. You can see who is added to this by searching #KLShopPink
You can find out more about those participating this year by visiting their site or following them on BCRF's Facebook Page or @BCRFWorldPink. You can't talk about BCRF, supporting brands and amazing products without starting off with Estee Lauder (@EsteeLauder) - especially since Evelyn Lauder is the Founder and Chairman of BCRF. Although there were a number of goodies from this brand, I was super excited about La Mer's Lip Balm which I enjoyed its mintiness last night! It's available on their site starting in Oct and at specialty stores such as Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's and Saks. Our Canadian Kittens can enjoy getting it exclusively at Holt Renfrew. Available at $45, $10 will be donated from each purchase.
Elizabeth Hurley Pink Ribbon Collection is $24 with 20% of the purchase price going to the cause. This was available starting on Aug 1st and will continue through to the end of the year at Estee Lauder counters, their website or until supplies last! I love that you receive Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Lavish Pink as well as this fab accessory bag which is super cute.
Finally, Bobbi Brown offers a limited edition set in her Bellini High Shimmier Lip Gloss and Pink Lip Color. This is the perfect shade of pink and will be available from Oct 1st through the end of the year at theur counters, website or until supplies last. Available for $44, they are donating $10 to the cause. There are a number of beauty products that are supporting this cause so make sure that you check out BCRF and tomorrow I'll share my fave accessories finds with you!
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