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?

 

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!

Out & About; BLF at the Punto Grand Opening Gala!

 

 

A little thing like the first snow of the season didn’t stop the Fashion District’s elite from turning out to view the area’s newest event space- Punto!

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Brought to you by Creatives and Event Planners Debora Balardini and Sandie Luna, Punto boasts over 2700 square feet of possibilities over three levels. To showcase the venue’s versatility, each section hosted a different activity; the main entry level treated guests to drinks & bites courtesy of Crave Caterers and a lively samba band and dancer; a photo booth awaited guests who ventured to the rear main level; and the DJ spun tunes in the lounge overlooking the main floor.

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A lovely time was had by all! To see more pictures of the event visit Punto’s Facebook page, and for more info on all of the sponsors for the evening’s even visit the Viva Punto Event page. Congrats on a great event!

 

StyleWatch: Red Carpet Style!

The carpet may have been all colors, but the ladies were white hot for the weekend’s awards celebrations! There was no shortage of color, skin ans sexy in this week’s lineup, check out the looks below:

BLF fave Dascha Polanco rocked the Heineken-sponsored green-carpet with this red-hot number at the Latin Grammy’s!

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Abandoning her grey locs for a more classic style, Polanco let her curves be the star in this simple silhouette with minimal makeup and jewelry.

Model Mauza Antonio brought a well-needed pop of color to the carpet with her leggy ensemble:

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This is normally not my favorite color but she rocked it! The peek-a-boo slits keep it sexy without being pageant-y. Love!

And *literally* bringing up the rear on the green carpet was Rocsi Diaz!

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I absolutely cannot say enough about how enamored I was with this dress! It allows me to forgive her for this next misstep…

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..later this week at the AMA’s. I’m not quite sure what she was going for here. It’s a bit too youthful, I would have liked it more on Zendaya or Ariana Grande.

On the other hand, Garcelle Beauvais shows the ladies how to keep it grown and sexy.

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I have no idea why she is attending but I sure am glad she did! SPEAKING of grown and sexy..

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Jennifer Lopez is 44.

J-Lo. Is. Forty. FOUR.

**pops in Tracy Anderson DVD**

How about you? What were your favorite looks on the red carpet this week?

 

Out and About; BLF at Noir et Blanc Fall Trunk Show Event Featuring Anni Kuan!

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Signature Coat, Anni Kuan

Fashion Week has been a whirlwind of events, so I was happy to close out this season’s offerings by visiting one of my favorite shops, Noir et Blanc! This evening’s festivities were a showcase of designer Anni Kuan.

Perhaps best known for being First Lady of New York Chirlane McCray’s go to choice for high-profile events, Anni displayed her Fall/Winter 2014 Collection at the chic boutique. Selections included her signature coat (shown above) and dress collections, as well as new additions. Besides the coat (which also has quilted lining to take you from Fall to Winter) one of my favorite pieces was a shirt-dress made from vegan suede that felt like butter and draped perfectly!

Guests of the event were treated to wine, cheese and fruit to sweeten their shopping experience, while NEB owner Deborah Koenigsberger was on hand to assist shoppers in personalizing their dress choices with the boutique’s many accessory offerings.

For more pictures from the event and to learn more about Noir and Anni Kuan head over to NEB’s Facebook page. I definitely enjoyed myself this season! What were some of your favorite looks from SS2015?