Monday, February 25, 2013

Enjoy Good Days by Unruly Heir: Repost of My Ultimate Grooming Guide for Men

Thank you to @EnjoyGoodDays for Reposting my @PGBeauty Men's Grooming Guide!

For the recent #NYFW, Good Days by Unruly Heir was gracious enough to repost a story I did for by P&G Beauty on ultimate men's grooming. Here's your one stop list for making yourself or your man to look his platinum best, whether it's body trimming or blemish treating, high or low end. I've got it covered it head-to-toe for the wood-chopping macho dude to the metrosexual George Clooney suavé. Check it out! Thank you! xoxo

And please *follow all of us at on twitter/instagram @PGBeauty, @EnjoyGoodDays and @NuyBeauty for the latest in fashion, style and beauty for women and men!  Good Days has got you covered for you and/or your man! And they've also got my friend, Jill Di Donato as their Editorial Director (who's also an author and a columnist for the Women's section/sexual politics section of the Huffington Post). ENJOY!



Saturday, February 16, 2013

Two-Minute Confessional with Makeup Artist Nick Barose

Nick Barose, Makeup Artist

I met Nick Barose back at my days at InStyle magazine and have always been a huge fan. He is warm, sincere and just a genuinely sweet person — not to mention a very talented makeup artist. I was lucky enough to sit down with him at Andrea’s Barber Shop in Long Island City, New York (many thanks to the warm staff for cooperating with our shoot!), to chat about makeup, beauty inspirations, and what to do when you realize you’re missing some key essentials from your pro makeup kit.

LOVE him! Follow him @NickBarose on Twitter!

Join us as we gab about his ride into the ultimate makeup world and artistry, and get in on his pro backstage/photo-shoot tips -- my latest for StyleUnited by P&G Beauty! Thank you dear Nick! xoxo

And a very special thanks to Susanne Dollnig, my videographer, who was such an amazing help with the shooting of this video.



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

100% Organic Hair Salon Review: Mauricio Hair in NYC

Prepping for my cut and blow-out at Mauricio Hair in his sanctuary like setting

Preggers? Super Green? Combing the tri-state area for a salon that only carries formaldehyde-free, 100% natural, ammonia-free and hair and hair color products certified organic by the USDA? Well Mauricio Cifuentes's zen-like private salon in the Flat Iron district is your answer: Mauricio Hair.

Mauricio Hair Salon:  212.532.3030
When you walk in, the atmosphere is floors above the buzz and chaos of Manhattan's crazy and the calm quiet and Mauricio's calm and gentle attitude will take all your worries away. He only uses premium organic products like Rahua (an amazing haircare line made with an Amazonian, natural oil - my favorite :-)) and Organic, (ammonia-free hair color) and his salon is an excellent option for those of you who want to keep up your hair color while pregnant, as all his hair care is completely organic as well.
Soft, minimal and white, the ambiance is zen and natural.
You will be offered tea and peace and, most of all a truly natural and soothing experience, both to you and your hair. My haircut and blowout were wonderful. Go to Mauricio and be treated royally by him. You won't regret it!

Thanks for my beautiful cut & blow out Mauricio (follow him ;-)! xoxo

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Friday, February 8, 2013

NYFW Inside-Out: Chadwick Bell F/W 2013 + Backstage Beauty

Chadwick Bell Fall/Winter 2013 at "Monterey Pop" Feb. 8, 2013. Photo via /InDigital/GoRunway -
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Jane Birkin and Francoise Hardy served as muses for the collection.
Photo via /InDigital/GoRunway
There's something always inexplicably refreshing and exciting about fashion shows. Yes, there are the annoying crowds and the pushing and shoving. But under the surface of all the supposed nonsense, the bottom line is designers, when it comes to the core, are seeking to relay their creative spirit through wardrobe. I appreciate that. Getting a piece of clothing to move and show off the best parts of the human body on a creature in motion is no easy feat.  I will always appreciate the love, the aspiration and the dedication to create original clothing.

Chadwick Bell, for his F/W 2013 collection dedicated his collection to the a rock festival film Monterey Rock from 1968. It conveyed non-conformity and self-discovery through expressionism. Bell's clothing was quite sophisticated for the premise (cotton jacquard suits, velvet dresses) but I appreciated the homage to my ever favorite decade the 60s with pops of orange, plums and kelly green. And I loved the simple pieces -- like the long, lean wearable pants and neoprene sweatshirts that were far from schlumpy, and quite beautiful. The gowns were also simple, slightly 60s rebel and striking.

Backstage Beauty:

To prime the skin, Makeup Artist Daniel Martin worked with Intraceuticals, a treatment that uses oxygen under pressure to deliver a serum paired with low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, essential vitamins, botanicals, antioxidants and peptides on the skin leaving the skin visibly hydrated, firmer with reduced fine lines and wrinkles No other makeup was used other than for the lips, which was applied with the finger for a sultry and effortless look.

To accentuate the poppy colors, skin was kept dewy and minimal.

Daniel Martin served as lead make-up artist; Beauty's focus was relaxed beauty with a focus on flawless skin (Martin is on far right). 
Bumble & Bumble's Rolando Beauchamp overseeing the hair styling, which was kept stylishly undone and pretty.
The hair's inspiration was just a girl you see walking around in Paris - clean, fresh and natural. It was placed underneath jackets - to accentuate the casualness of it all. Using a braid took the fullness away from the hair with a low ponytail took the volume away to achieve a nice rounded shape at the base of the head.

Zoya Nail Polish's Erin nails helped bolster the minimalist makeup and hair.

Nails were done by Zoya, one of my favorite brands as it has no formaldehyde. The color was a sheer translucent neutral called Erin with a hint of iridescence. It had a clean polished look with a rounded shaped.

N.C. with additional reporting and photography by Aaron Rosa.
Special thanks to Aaron for being of amazing assistance while I was out of commission for a bit at the show! Hooray for my intern/assistant! 

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