As you read this, I'm running around with last minute duties before I hop on a flight to head to New Orleans! I will be at the Essence Music Festival as I am a Brand Ambassador for Crest 3D White - which means I will be sharing accessories tips to everyone, styling and showing what's the best way to accessorize in the summer as well as transitioning into fall! Of course a white smile is essential; however, I do have my faves. In addition, I am obsessed with a number of my beauty needs as well!
I love fun scents so I have been trying our Flirt! Cosmetics - Kittenesque which is always a great item to have on hand. I'm all about items that restore my skin as well as making it look amazing so I love that I can use Jane Iredale to scrub my lips with brown sugar to keep them soft and then to put on the fabulous lipstick if needed. You can also add another layer of lipgloss such as this fab shade by Elizabeth Grant. My skin stays amazing with Ole Henriksen's sugar flow face scrub which is soft against the skin. When I catch a little nap, I love these DuWop IGels. I love that I can relax with these on and listen to music while breathing in Mor candle in Sugar Rose Tiger Lily! When you're traveling to do appearances or other work related items, this is a nice way to use special beauty items to help you settle in!
She stays connected with her Blackberrys - one for work and one for personal!
TV addicts who are always out can depend on their DVRs to keep them connected! Holly's guilty pleasure is a show her mom tuned her into - Criminal Minds (my mom loves this too) she loves the suspense and since she's catching up on 6 seasons she watches it 3 - 4 times a week at her leisure!
But when it's about being back in NYC, her recent obsession is Osteria Morini's Gramigna pasta dish which she has been dreaming about!
Your fave meal is affected by zipcode! Holly has been going to Bridgehampton with her boyfriend and his family for the past few summers and adores Trata's Octopus Salad.
Not only is Holly Bernesser, Manager of Global Communications at Beauty Bank but she is also the fab Flirt It Girl that chats with us via videos!
Holly Bernesser is a busy girl! Not only is she Manager of Global Communications for Beauty Bank (which is apart of Estee Lauder) but she can also be seen talking about Flirt Cosmetics on their fun videos for Flirt It Girl on YouTube! She lets us know about new items that are popping up within the brand and I had the pleasure of joining her in a Spring Accessorizing video earlier this year! With all that work, she's always being taped, traveling and much more! Above you'll find out about her fave places to eat, her guilty pleasures as well as how she stays connected!
In addition to the above, I loved hearing that although her Nook is also one of her favorite tech toys that keep her connected for personal travel, it also has internet access as well (news to me). When it comes to app this tweet-a-holic loves using Twitter which is an essential wherever you are. There's tech style and personal style - I have always loved the way Holly is so put together and that's probably because she rocks Boho Chic so well which is something that I love as well! She's obsessed with all things 70s inspired from drapy one shoulder silhouettes, bright colors and the gold jewelry! She also loves bold lipstick – orange, pink, even purple! My two must-haves from FLIRT! right now are Chickstick Smooth & Shiny Lipcolor in Sangria (bright pink) and Energy (orange-coral). These are definitely on trend this season and she wears it well.
Our busy jetsetter seems to be on my page when it comes to some vacation spots - whenever there is a spare moment. She's wanted to get to the Greek isles for some time and would love to visit Brazil. Actually, anywhere with a beach sounds good to her right about now! Somehow this sentiment has been echoed by a number of those that have been within our Mingling Mondays posts so she is not alone!
Having two distinct roles as someone who is involved in Global Communications with Beauty Bank and as someone who brings the Flirt It Girl to live and interacts with so many personalities via videos and tracels, I wanted to know what she has learned from being on the segments that gives us insight into the brand. "I’ve learned tons of great makeup tips and tricks. I’m constantly inspired by the looks our product development team develops for the brand – and I’ve even been introduced to new shades in the line I haven’t personally tried through the tutorials we produce, if you can believe it. With over 250 shades in our line, there is always something new to try, or a new look to create and it’s just so much fun for me!" She definitely has a lot of energy and makes it all seem exciting and fun. With the brand's recent inclusion within the 2011 Billboard Awards Gifting Suite in Las Vegas this past weekend, it's just another example of the hectic but colorful life that Holly leads! We're also loving that for every celeb that snags a bag, due to Flirt's partnership with Prom Fairy, will allow the brand to donate a gift to the fund so that girls will look fabulous as they head out for their big moment! But I love that as much as she learns a lot from the brand she explains that she has "really enjoyed getting to interview some of my favorite experts from the world of beauty and style – like our Celebrity Style Ambassador, Heather Morris of Glee and some of my favorite bloggers and style experts like Jeannine Morris (Beauty Sweet Spot) and Kimmie Smith (so sweet) of course!
The most essential part is how she keeps it flirty as she is definitely a fab expert in this! Holly says, "I think it all comes down to confidence. If you feel good about yourself your true personality will shine through. And of course, a good mascara never hurts!" Truer words have never been spoken and I definitely agree that the eyes are definitely a way to bring in flirty action!
I don't know about you but I love playing up my eyes! I am a huge fan of mascara, eyeliner and of course making sure that my eyebrows are perfectly threaded! In addition, when it comes to going out, I love rocking a fab eyeshadow. We all love to have a sexy eye and to have the chance to do a bit of flirting! Thanks to Flirt! Cosmetics, you have the opportunity to look amazing regardless of the time of year. We're allowing one winner to have the amazing eyeshadow set above just in time for the holiday season! Leave us a comment from now through next Thursday about what your favorite flirt is! One comment will randomly be selected so that you have an array of hues to play with when it's time to go out!
If you love my look, you can check out myself as well as other bloggers who also participated in this fun 12 Days of Holiday event! Whether we shared pics OR fab video, we all showcased how to rock fab eyes for optimal eye flirting! Take a peek at Flirt Cosmetics 12 Days of Holiday page! Congrats to LadyBoarder who was randomly selected and thank you to everyone who participated!
Who knew a little color would rock my world. I have to say that when I get mani's (my pedi's I love being daring) it's always something that matched the tones of my nail. I have always been happy like that but here lately, I have realized that I do want to step it up. Last week I headed to Polished Beauty Bar and fell in love with Zoya's Indigo. Then, when I had lunch with my mom the other day, she actually said - you look so much better with a darker nail color so now I am all about it. Above are some fab hues as I am actually drawn to items that have an element of black in it for the super chic macabre look. Above, you'll also find a package of colors from FLIRT Cosmetics! What I love about this is that I love the grey color and was able to share with friends on the others!
She's Kimmie is a virtual scrapbook and is the best way for fans of Kimmie to connect with her, see where she's heading next and of course to get fab insider info!
As an Accessories Expert, Kimmie appears on HSN, designs, is quoted/featured in various publications talking about style from an Accessories Forward perspective! To work with Kimmie or to see project portfolio, visit her site here.
Kimmie is the Co-Founder/Creative Director of Shoe Week which launched during NYFW Sept '12 and is styling a number of shows as well as having evening leading up to our second season of shows during NYFW Sept '13.
Co-Founder, Kimmie, connects brands with bloggers in intimate event settings via Style Tweetup.