Bloomingdale’s Willow Grove presents ‘The Makeup Date’

Hello Philadelphia darlings!

This Saturday I’ll be serving as MC at the Bloomingdale’s in Willow Grove for The Makeup Date. This is a very VIP event offered to special Bloomies customers and TSD readers, of course! It’s a fantastic morning that will include a runway showcase of all the latest Summer 2013 beauty trends, an opportunity to have a one-on-one with a makeup artist to experiment with a new look, and goodies to go: a limited-edition travel bag filled with deluxe samples. To reserve your spot for this ultra exclusive event it’s $25 which is then credited towards your beauty purchase.

So grab a girlfriend and come by Bloomies in Willow Grove on Saturday for a morning beauty and glamour!

The Makeup Date

 

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The Beauty Breakdown: Favorite Summer Haircut

There’s no denying long, healthy hair is always a style ‘do’. But lately, I’ve seen more celebrities trimming their tresses and opting for a more fuss-free length. And I’m loving it! It’s so fresh and much easier to manage, especially for beach-filled weekends and balmy summer nights.

One of the greatest parts about this cut is that if you’re tired of your long locks this length is just as versatile. It’s also a great style for all face shapes and hair textures: curly, straight, textured, smooth. For finer hair, this style offers tons of movement and body and for thicker hair, the length still provides weight that makes hair more manageable. I also love that it can be styled with blunt bangs, a soft side-swept fringe, or just long layers. So if you’re in the mood for a little summer switch-up, take a cue from the bevy of beauties below!

All images courtesy of Google.

The Beauty Breakdown: GlamGlow

I am a huge skincare buff and I am constantly searching for that glamorous spa facial feeling at home. I’ve tried a lot of products and every once in a while you find one that makes your skin feel born again. GlamGlow is that product. I stumbled upon this special mask while perusing the internet (probably Pinterest) and since I’ve been on the mad search for a new facial mask, I was game to try it. Pretty motivated, I wasted no time heading down to Sephora and when I asked for GlamGlow, the sales associate nearly exploded with excitement! She had nothing but rave reviews and there were only two left on the shelf. I took this as a good sign. I apply it to restaurants, too: the less empty tables, the better the restaurant. I figured if a huge retailer like Sephora only had two left, I was in luck.

GlamGlow mud mask

And I was! I rushed home, washed my face, and applied the mask. Within minutes I could see it drying and then I waited. Waited for something to happen…naturally, I got distracted watching the Real Housewives of Crazytown and when I checked the mirror (about an hour later), I was surprised at what I saw. The mask dried into a light green gray and the areas where the mask purged impurities were a bit darker. It sounds gross but I thought it was pretty cool because these were results I could see! Once I washed my face and moisturized, I examined my skin again. It was soft and yes, glowy, and didn’t feel dry (before the moisturizer) the way most masks leave your skin. My pores also looked much smaller and overall, my skin looked much smoother.

Since my first use, (over a week ago) I’ve been using GlamGlow as a spot treatment and it definitely does the trick! The healing time is considerably reduced for any imperfections that might have popped up and it’s gentle enough to wear overnight.

The only downside is the price. At $69, it’s a luxury but such a small amount goes a long way and I believe that your face deserves the very best. Having clear, healthy skin is integral to any makeup look. It all begins with beauty basics.