• Visit the Mario Badescu Skincare Salon!

    Why? Because it’s facial time!

    If you’ve been reading my skincare articles, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Mario Badescu products. I love this brand because they give customers (yes, you!) a free “skin analysis” before recommending a range of relatively inexpensive products that target your skincare needs.

    I decided to check out the Mario Badescu Skincare Salon, located at 320 East 52nd Street, for one of their European Facials.

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    The waiting area, chic and spotless, is decorated with framed pictures of celebrities who have visited before. The wait time for my appointment was not very long. I was brought into a facial room where I changed before meeting my esthetician who explained everything she was doing throughout the entire facial process. The European Facial includes a detoxifying steam, extractions, a light facial massage, and a mask that is customized to the client’s skin type. The facial was definitely enjoyable and my skin definitely felt cleaner and looked more radiant afterwards!

    Consultation Room (Photo: Mario Badescu)

    After my facial, I had a one-on-one consultation with my esthetician. She informed me of my skin needs and recommended both products and a regimen for maintenance and upkeep. The products were displayed conveniently behind the esthetician on glass shelves. I was then allowed to choose which items I wanted to purchase.

    Totally love how Mario Badescu products come in various beautiful colors! 😍

    Here is a mini haul of what I picked up! I went home with the Orange Cleansing Soap, Papaya Body Lotion, Botanical Exfoliating Scrub, Rose Hips Nourishing Oil, and Vitamin C Serum.

    If you’re in the NYC area, definitely check this place out! This skincare salon provides more of an in-and-out treatment that gets the job done. I definitely recommend it! 

  • The Lo Down Guide to Halloween

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    Ultimate Halloween Guide

    Over the last several days, we’ve shared several different guides on creating the spookiest Halloween yet, and, after all of the excitement, it’s finally here! Happy Halloween, ghouls!

    Whether you’re still struggling to come up with a Halloween costume or have your outfits figured out, keep on reading for some last minute tips for tonight.

    Tip #1: You Can Wear Outfits More Than Once 

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    Be green, help out the earth this Halloween! We all have those clothes in our closets that easily transform into boo-tiful ensembles. Make sure to check out our very first Halloween (can you believe that was 19 days ago?) post for some inspiration!

    Tip #2: You Can Be An Icon 

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    Fashionistas, artists and actors in the house? Recreate some of the most iconic looks this Halloween. You can be anyone you want (really!). Karl Lagerfeld, Bill Cunningham, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Neal Caffrey, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Audrey Hepburn, Josephine Baker and Anna Wintour. The world is yours for the taking.

    Tip #3: Show Your Bones

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    This Halloween, don’t be afraid to go nude (not in the way your thinking!), and show your bones with a skeleton outfit. You’ll need some MAC Chromacake, several different brushes and our amazing skeleton make-up tutorial. Your bones will be dancing all night!

    Tip #4: You’ve Still Got Time

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    It may be October 31st, but you’ve still got a couple of hours! With a few dollars, you can party until the morning light (and protect yourself from all those germs– Ebola we’re looking at you). Onesies, masks, headpieces and bags to the rescue!

    Tip #5: Throw a Party

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    Yum! Make sure to keep these spooky cocktails on the bar cart for tonight’s party.

    Make sure to check out the full guides if you need some more help: Outfits You Can Wear More Than Once, Dress Like Fashion’s Best, Recreating Fashion Icons, Skeleton Make-Up Tutorial, and Last-Minute Hallowear

    Happy Halloween! May your night be spooky-full! Let us know how you’re spending tonight in the comments below.

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