Out & About; BLF Celebrates Tweezerman’s 35th Anniversary!

While BLF normally is seen at our favorite fashion events, we had the honor of being invited to celebrate the 35th anniversary of beauty-pro darling Tweezerman! Makeup artists and bloggers, as well as select media and retail partners, gathered at the Chester in Meatpacking to sip and sample Tweezerman’s signature beauty products.

Currently enjoying sips and beauty tips at the #TweezermanTurns35 event!

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Tweezerman started 35 years ago with a single product- the Splintertweeze. Their iconic original product-a best-seller for its precision tips and famous “Tweezerman Slant”- became a launching pad for the brand, which branched into providing head to toe beauty tools for celebrities, makeup artists, and those like us who just want to look like a million bucks.

In celebration, Tweezerman offered guests a showcase of their most popular items-which we were invited to try for ourselves by filling our own pro-makeup pouch- while ambassadors were on-hand to give us info and tips on how to make the most of their beauty tools. Guests also had the opportunity to win great prizes like an iPad mini, gift certificates and a trip to Las Vegas!

While I was familiar with their tweezing products, I was excited to learn that tweezerman has products for the total eye, ranging from eyelash curlers to makeup brushes! Because you know I love a smoky eye, my fave product of the evening was the Brush IQ eye defining kit.

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Consisting of the line glider, shader and blender brushes, the Brush IQ series features DuPont Natrafil patented technology which performs like animal hair fibers while being more hygienic (hello, sensitive skin solutions!). The brushes can be used with wet or dry makeup.

Check out the tutorial below and let us know, have you tried any of the Tweezerman or Brush IQ products?

 

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BLF does NYFW- Beverly Johnson and The Face that Changed it All!

Ok, now THIS is how you kick off Fashion Week!

You are not allowed to make fun of my fangirling, I have laughed enough at this picture for the both of us!
You are not allowed to make fun of my fangirling, I have laughed enough at this picture for the both of us!

On the eve of New York Fashion Week,  Beverly Johnson and over 300 of her friends gathered at the Museum of the City of New York for a celebration of the life and memoirs of the accomplished supermodel.

Johnson, whose Vogue cover in August of 1974 broke grounds and opened doors for models of color in the US and abroad, graciously hosted and mingled with the impressive crowd of entertainers, fashionistas, executives and die-hard fans at the stunningly decorated venue, which boasted signature cocktails and tasty bites over two floors.

I got mine!!!
I got mine!!!

The star-studded gala, attended by the likes of Clive Davis, Mikki Taylor, Cheryl Lee Ralph, CeCe Peniston and more was quite the family affair; she was flanked by her daughter and best friend during her note of thanks, a short speech was also given by her long-term partner and we were treated to a musical performance by her nephew!

When I wasn’t fangirling it out I did take a few pictures, so check out the rest below. And you can get your own copy of Beverly’s “The Face that Changed it All” on Amazon. Here’s to a fun fashion week!

StyleWatch: SAG Style!

The “little” awards show that could brought some big style statements! Nestled between the Globes and the Oscars, the SAG awards often comes and goes with little fanfare but that did not stop the ladies from giving us a burst of color on the red carpet. Check out my favorites below!

 

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Camila Alves rarely disappoints and this red carpet was no different. Ms. McConaughey wowed with this sweetheart design in the evening’s popular jewel tone. I am loving her hair as of late, the highlights really compliment her skin and she’s been hitting it out of the park with complimentary makeup looks!

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BLF fave Dascha Polanco (no, really, she is the highest searched name on this site!) absolutely wowed in white lace. Opting for a high neckline and long sleeves, Polanco let her back do the talking in what would normally be a high-risk choice. Lace has not fared well on the red carpet but pair it with Dascha’s curves and you can never lose! And speaking of winning, Orange is The New Black continues its awards tear taking home the awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series (the incomparable Uzo Aduba) and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Shut it down ladies!

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And who is once again shutting down the red carpet? None other than Lupita Nyong’o in Elie Saab! Really, we should all just go home. This look is without flaw.

 

What were your favorite red carpet looks so far?