Sunday, October 14, 2012

L'Oreal and Project Runway come to Duane Reade

I don't have to explain to you, my loves, that I'm a total beauty junkie - HELLO! Beauty Blogger here!  So when Duane Reade recently invited me to experience a Beauty Make-Over event from L'Oreal, I couldn't have been more excited! 

The icing on the cake was that the event was featuring L'Oreal's Limited Edition Project Runway make-up collection!



Who doesn't love Heidi Klum on Project Runway?!


For this event I got to visit the Duane Reade Look Boutique at Union Square. I love getting a chance to visit Duane Reade Stores around the city! 


There were four signature looks featured in L'Oreal "Project Runway" Limited Edition Collection.
These were "Looks" fashion design contestants on "Project Runway" had to take inspiration from in creating their design, and for top fashion judges to choose the episode's winners to go on for the next challenge. 



Each of these looks were completely stunning. 

For a in depth photo journey of the L'Oreal Project Runway Event - Take a look at my Google+ album,  HERE -  you'll also find more pics of beauty items available for the L'Oreal Limited Edition Project Runway Collection.



For my make-over, I had the opportunity to choose which look I liked the best and I decided for the Seductive Temptress which the neutral shadow palette and a plum lip.






Thanks to the L'Oreal Make-Up Artists working the event, they made me look fab!


I must say I had so much fun at this event! It was so exciting to try first-hand the wonderful items L'Oreal had for this Limitied Edition Collection and I loved that Duane Reade made it possible! Customers were loving the chance for a free make-over! 

After getting all glammed up and picking up some goodies I had to have before it was completely gone,  I went home and settled in to watch the collection make it debut on Lifetime's "Project Runway".

Don't forget these goodies are Limited Edition, so stop by at your closest Duane Reade and create your own "Project Runway" inspired look with these L'Oreal must-have beauty items!  

As always, for Future event info and the latest on Duane Reade, be sure to visit Duane Reade online at http://www.duanereade.com/

Duane Reade on Twitter: http://twitter.com/duanereade

Check out the hashtags #DRLoreal
 #DReade #DReadeVIP

Duane Reade on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/duanereade


Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective BiasTM Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective BiasTM. #CBias #SocialFabric 


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mandii's September Favorites...

It's been a couple of blog post in between in which I haven't posted my beauty favorites of the month, and well - because it's been long overdue... here is my SEPTEMBER BEAUTY FAVES! 


I won't make this post overly long, just quick, simple and to the point- much like the my picks for September. This month's picks are basically the make-up staples in my beauty bag. 




First up is the Essie Nail Polish in Recessionista from their Fall 2012/ Styleconmics line. 
I really love the selection of rich jewel tone colors for this line and this has to be one of my favorite  creamy, magenta tone color from Essie.


This favorite, which I don't know why I haven't featured it in my blog before - is the Beauricua Lip Scrub. My New York Shecky dolls are familiarized with this Indie Brand and can tell you how amazing is this lip scrub! All ingredients in this jar are natural and will make your lips feel buttery smooth! Perfect for when you want to strut a gorgeous berry lip color for this season! 


Next up is The Revlon 3D Volume PhotoReady Mascara. What I love about this mascara is the formula and the applicator! The mascara is smooth and does not go on clumpy. Best is, you can do numerous coats with out it making your lashes look all spidery!  



One of my favorite lippies this past month that I kept reaching for was MAC's Hug Me. OMG- this is my dead on match for nude lips without looking dead! I love that it leaves just a beautiful, non-overwhelming, brown-pinkish sheen on my lips. 




Since September's overall makeup look for me was a basic, wearable, everyday look - I kept reaching for nudes, browns and peaches- as with the simple lip, I kept the eyes neutral, yet played them up a bit with a simple brown eyeliner.  My eyeliner of choice was Mally's Evercolor liner in Deepest Brown. I rave about how smoothly they go on, and after they set they don't smudge! Perfect for creating winged looks! 

If you have any questions about the September picks, want individual reviews about the products mentioned in this post, or have a general question - share it below!

As always,

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hollywood Comes to New York

If you follow Mandii A La Mode on Instagram and Twitter, then you know it's been an action packed week here! I've had the opportunity as a Duane Reade VIP Blogger to attend some awesome in-store beauty events recently and I'm so excited to let you in on last week's adventure! 


The Hollywood Comes to New York event was being held at the Duane Reade on Herald Square, and I couldn't be any more intrigued about a Beauty Runway show held in a drugstore! 



The Duane Reade on Herald Square is amazing! Being right in the middle of a major New York Shopping District you couldn't expect anything less! 






The Duane Reade Hollywood event was full-on Red Carpet status - Hosted by the Duane Reade Herald Square Manager as well as a live DJ in store! 


What I loved about the Hollywood Glam Show was that there were a diverse group of models showcasing the various beauty brands found at Duane Reade. 

Products Highlighted at the Glam Show were The Balm, Cargo, Vera Moore and Whirl A Style


Those that attended the event, in true beauty show style, were able to take home a goodie bag! 


The event was such a great experience, and I was completely in awe that Duane Reade could do so unique in a "drugstore"! Just a sign of the great things your neighborhood Duane Reade can offer! 



Ohh, and I can't forget... got to enjoy the event with a fellow VIP Blogger - Tineey, as well! We were able to take a quick shot while enjoying the Glam Show! Don't forget to check out her blog as well here


For Future event info and the latest on Duane Reade, be sure to visit Duane Reade online at http://www.duanereade.com/

Duane Reade on Twitter: http://twitter.com/duanereade

Check out the hashtags #DRHollywood #DReade #DReadeVIP

Duane Reade on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/duanereade


Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective BiasTM Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective BiasTM. #CBias #SocialFabric 

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