I shot a segment today with In Touch Weekly’s Noah Levy about some awesome mother’s day gifts.
The best thing is, I got some discount codes out of it – so I am happy to share with you guys who want to save some $
Heres the complete list of all the gifts WITH SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODES
Andaz Hotel and Spa – $65 cucumber melon body scrub. And an extra 10% for the month of May in honor of all mothers. When booking, mention NY1 for the discount. www.andaz.com
Phytomer Skin and Body – Oligomer Well-Being Duo Shower and Body Cream with a 20% savings retailing for $77. Now through mother’s day, if you order $100 or more on www.lespausa.com you’ll receive a FREE silk robe.
Annieglass “Text” Collection Glass Letters – $50 per letter, handmade in California. www.annieglass.com
Harney & Sons – $29 Tea and Cookies for Mom. The SoHo store is located at 433 Broome St. www.harneyandsons.com (212) 933-4853.
Tavalon Tea – $50 Mother’s Day Sampler Gift Set Deluxe includes a Gift Set of 3 teas and a Tea Pot www.tavalon.com
Allison Parris Fashion – $75 Chain Belt with Grosgrain Ribbon. NY1 viewers get 50% off through mother’s day with code “NY1” at check out. http://www.allisonparris.com/
Who watched the Oscars? I don’t LOVE award shows. There is too much talking and and ooh-ing and trailer-ing and not enough Melissa McCarthy.
But, I love watching the red carpet coverage to see what everyone is wearing.
Anyway, Michael Dueñas from Hair Room Service gave me some tips on how to recreate that red carpet hair.
(He’s pretty legit – he’s worked with Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Yoko Ono, the cast of GLEE, InStyle, WWD, US Weekly, Glamour, Elle, Allure and People)
You can bet your butt I’m going to give these a try the next time I go to… um… something fancy.
Trend #1 – hot hot hot Buns
Michael says: All the buns have one thing in common, they all began their lives as ponytails. To achieve Emma Stones twisted bun: Simply gather the hair into a tight ponytail with a deep side parting. Separate the ponytail into five different sections. Taking one section at a time, wrap loosely around the base of the ponytail and pin. Taking your next section, weave in and out and around your first section. Proceed in this manner until all sections are weaved throughout each other and pinned securely to the head.
Trend #2 – sweep it to the sideMichael says: The deep side parting with hair on one shoulder is a look anyone can achieve. blow out your hair with as much curl and or body as you choose. Once done set the style with hair spray. Decide what side of your head you would like your hair to cascade down. Bring all the hair over to the side and place either in front or behind your shoulder. Gather the hair at your nape and twist it under (if you do not want to see the hair that is secured to your head) or over (if you want to see the twist) and pin with hairpins. Finish with elastic.
I’m adding a beauty category to the blog because I spend a good chunk of my time trying to reverse the aging process and make sure I look halfway decent on camera.
I discovered the most amazing product last week.
Mario Badescu is known to have the “best facial in Manhattan.”
I havent had every facial ever in NYC but i will say the facial i had was amazing. My esthetician, Maria, wasn’t shy about squeezing everythign out of my pores.
But because I have to wear so much makeup day to day, (and because I love to eat rich, fatty foods) I get the occassional breakout.
Well, while I was there, I picked up the MB drying lotion and buffering lotion. Not kidding you, the combo of the two will take care of any breakout you can have.
You know those really deep zits that kind of hurt and when you squeeze em it gets you nowhere? This fixes it. and trust me, I’ve tried everything.