Fresh from their performance at NYC’s Governor’s Ball music festival, THE KNOCKS came to SoulCycle to drop the beat in a LIVE DJ RIDE this past Thursday, June 9th, in their West Village studio.
By 2016, we are no strangers to the miracles of coconuts. From the million and one uses for coconut oil to the health benefits of coconut water, by this point we have heard and tried it all, but when we hear about a budget friendly organic facial moisturizer made with coconut milk we can’t help but be intrigued. Here’s the 411:
What does it do?
It’s been clinically proven to moisturize, brighten, and improve skin’s texture
What’s in it?
Some of the 100% naturally derived ingredients include: Organic Aloe, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Glycerin, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Natural Fragrance, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Coconut Milk Extract, Organic Hibiscus Flower Extract
What’s not in it?
No parabens, harsh sulfates, silicones, and artificial colorings
What’s it like?
The cream, light pink in color, has a very sweet scent that smells like it’s straight out of a coconut.
Why do we like it?
All of the ingredients are organic, plant-based, or natural. It’s a simple, down to earth moisturizer. We experienced softer skin without the grease and a rather dewy effect. We were able to layer make up on top without any problems. It’s perfect for sensitive to normal skin.
Where can I get it?
It retails for $14.99. You can find it here.
On Thursday, May 5th, guests ventured to the opening of the new Madonna & Co. Boutique and Beauty Bar in Midtown East.
On Wednesday April 27th, Meatpacking’s newest venue, Invite Only, invited us (naturally) to their opening night.
On Thursday April 21st, Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) hosted Key Ingredients which paired innovative chefs and TFI-supportedLatin America fund grantee films for delectable interpretations.
On Tuesday April 5th, Elizabeth Taylor Fragrances celebrated their 25th anniversary with a party co-hosted by Eva Longoria.
Guests were instantly greeted warmly with hors d’oeuvres and white wine. Prior to the panel, guests enjoyed the P&G Beauty Bar where they were treated to hair and make up touch ups and well as some gifts from Pantene, Olay, Crest, Secret, and Venus. To document the beauty consultations, guests were able to take advantage of the photo booth. The guests were also gifted Orgullosa shirts that reflected different Latino backgrounds, including Mexican, Dominican, Puerto Rican, Venezuelan, among others.
Guests proceeded to the auditorium for the panel of powerhouse Latina trendsetters hosted by actress, Diana Guerrero (Orange is the New Black). The panel included singer/songwriter, Raquel Sofia, personal branding expert, Denise Soler Cox, Vixen Workout founder, Janet Jones, and Head of Multicultural Marketing at Google, Eliana Murillo.
Check out some of our favorite quotes from the panel below:
“I want to share advice that I was given from someone that isn’t Latino. He was male actually. He told me once, don’t be subtle. It’s this one line that I’ve thought about a lot, and so now whenever I’m a little nervous or waiting for permission, I tell myself ‘don’t be subtle, just go for it.’ ” -Eliana Murillo
“The biggest thing I want all of you to remember is the importance of authenticity and originality. Someone once told me, people don’t have time for things that aren’t transparent. The more authentic you can be and true to yourself, the more you’ll want to keep going and the more you’ll want to pursue your dreams.” -Raquel Sofia
“The importance of you know when you find something that you want to do and you find a purpose where you say maybe I can contribute to that, don’t ever think ‘oh, that’s been done. Don’t waste your time.’ It’s already been done yes, but it hasn’t been done by you. You can bring something so incredibly special, so incredibly different, so don’t waste your time thinking ‘it’s already been done. I can’t tap into this.’ because yes you can. Who says you can’t?” -Diana Guerrero
“All of my mistakes happened when I stopped listening to this feeling that you have here (put hand on heart). Sometimes the brain is telling you something different, but it’s what is in here (put hand on heart) that connects you to your journey.” – Janet Jones
We got the chance to speak to the guests of honor on the red carpet. Check out our exclusive interviews here.
Last Thursday at the American Natural History Museum, the red carpet premier of the Matthew Miele’s ‘Crazy About Tiffany’s’ took place. The upscale event featured a screening of the must see film followed by a cocktail reception.
The textured embellishments and distinguished textures at the Lela Rose Fall/Winter 2016 show were not for the fashion faint of heart. The collection evoked effortless sophistication with a luxe approach.
With a rich palette of oxblood, indigo, dusted pink, pink, fawn, moss, and jewel tones, Lela Rose presented a sleek and feminine perspective. There was an emphasis on texture and dimension with a focus on layering, clean lines, and modern suiting. The geometric and graphic botanics created a mesmerizing effect. The oxidized metallic fabrics with elegant hand embroidered that added a luxurious touch to gowns and outerwear. The draping embellishments on the clothes and accessories captured our attention with every step. Needless to say, we were left in awe.
To complement the collection, Beauty.com created an effortlessly polished look with a slightly rebellious touch. We went behind the scenes and spoke to the beauty mavens themselves about how the looks were created. See below for what they said and how to re-create the look.
Hair: Esther Langham for Beauty.com using Alterna Haircare and The Beachwaver Co.
“The idea for the hair is effortless. The Lela Rose girl looks effortless and easy and not too heavy handed with the hair. We kept a little structure in the front by keep the side part and sweeping the hair across the forehead. For the texture in the back, it’s very easy. It still looks and feels like hair.”
Get the Look: Hair
· Prep the hair with a light spray of Alterna Bamboo Volume 48 Hour Sustainable Volume Spray from roots to ends
· Give the hair added texture by spraying Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Perfect Texture Finishing Spray through the roots of the hair
· Create a clean, side part in the hair starting at the arch of the brow
· Create soft waves using The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver S1 by wrapping large sections of hair around the iron, leaving the ends out creating a more natural look
· Comb through the hair with a large tooth comb to maintain texture
· Tuck the hair at the front of the face behind the ears on both sides to create a clean, sleeker feel
· Finish the look with a light spray of Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hairspray
Skincare and Make Up: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com using Marula Pure Beauty Oil and Bliss Color
“We are pressing the oil into the skin for an added glow, which is especially helpful in this winter craziness. For make up, we using the Bliss color concealers where needed. It’s all about this khaki green smoke. It’s a gorgeous khaki with gold called “Olive Me”. We are rimming the whole lower lash line and then smudging it out with a brush, and then continuing on top.”
Get the Look: Skincare
· Apply Marula Pure Marula Eye Cream to finish the look
Get the Look: Make Up
· Apply Bliss Stay’cation Long Wear Liquid Foundation for sheer coverage where needed in the center of the face
· Press Bliss Feeling Bright Illuminating Under Eye Concealer in Radiant Ivory in the inner corners of the eyes and to the orbital crescent to brighten
· Take Bliss Holy Brow Tinted Brow Gel and apply to the brows, pushing them upwards for a full look
· Apply Bliss Where There’s Smoke Long Wear Eyeliner in Olive Me under the lower lash line
· Take Bliss Hey Four Eyes 4 Piece Eyeshadow Palette’s Brulee Crème and diffuse under the lower lash line and up into the crease of the lid
· Apply Bliss Accent Lighting Brightening Stick in Candlelit to the inner corners of the eyes and press in using the pad of your finger
· Press Marula Pure Marula Facial Oil into the cheeks for added glow
· Finish the look with Bliss Un-Buffing Believable Smoothing Finishing Balm to mattify the center of the face
Nails: Geraldine Holford for Beauty.com using Londontown
“Usually the look for Lela Rose is very polished, and that shows in the make up and the hair, and obviously in the clothes. This season, she has lots of golds, beautiful olive greens, and jewel tones, so we decided to sort of put a little nod of rock and roll in the girl. We chose this dark gray, charcoal grey.”
Get the Look: Nails
· Apply one coat of Londontown Lakur in Put The Kettle On to the nails
Rachel Zoe’s Autumn/Winter 2016 collection was unlike anything else she’s ever done.