5 Goodies in my purse this Fashion Week!

Fashion Week is in full swing and for once I’m not pouting that I can’t attend. I think it has something to do with my being pregnant and knowing that I’d be an uncomfortable mess trekking about NYC trying to catch shows. Okay, I’m lying. I STILL really want to be there. Not so much to see any shows but to attend all of the events. I’m still pouting that I’m not there. So much so that I’m creating “What if I was at Fashion Week” scenarios. Play with me, will ya? Soooo, if I was at Fashion week this season, these are the beauty goodies that would be in my bag.

 

La Fresh Acetone-Free Nail Polish remover

Shufflin’ around the city, hoppin’ off of trains, snappin’ shots, blogging on the go and huggin’ fellow beauty bloggers is a tough job. The nails usually take a beating and I’m far too vain to walk around with chipped nails. A simple swipe of this pad will help remove polish from all 10 nails. And they’ll be fresh and ready to go when it’s time to apply a new coat of polish. Woot!

Korres Lip Butter Glaze

I likely wouldn’t apply this first thing in the morning (I’d go for something much brighter) but when lipstick starts smudging off, this Lip Butter is not only incredibly moisturizing but gives a fantastic pop of color.

A handkerchief

Because mama said a lady should always carry one. Plus, I sweat at the drop of a dime and subtly dapping my brow is far more attractive than sweeping my hand across my face. Know what I mean?

Johnson’s Baby Oil

Aside from using this as makeup remover, the popular oil is also great for quickly dapping on those super dry spots. Lotions usually don’t last long for me and my natural oils don’t come in portable sizes so I like to opt for this stuff. Just a dab on an eczema flare up and I’m good to go!

Phone charger

Obviously, right? These smartphone thingies aren’t all that smart because they just can’t stay charged up allllllll day. So unfair.

Business cards

You never know who you’re going to meet and being caught without your business card at Fashion Week is the ultimate business faux pas. Unless of course you’re a celebrity that everyone already knows… Yours truly ain’t exactly on that status yet.

Pretty short list for a beauty editor, uh? Less is more when it comes to attending fashion shows. Or anywhere for that matter. I have great longwear makeup products so I usually never have to re-up with mascara, powders and blush.

 

Okay – so let’s say you’re going to Fashion Week (and if you’re there, don’t tell me…I can’t take any more jealous twinges. ha!)…what’s the #1 beauty item you’d HAVE to have with you?

 

*This is a paid post but all opinions are my own.

NYFW S/S 2012: Bright Lights from butter LONDON

Oh wow. I have yet to try any of butter LONDON’s polishes but ohmigoodness, their runway Skittle nails are rocking my world! butter LONDON, the cult phenomenon of the nail industry, is a backstage staple once again – creating the nail looks for top shows this season including Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, Betsey Johnson, Erin Fetherston and more. Founding Creative Director Nonie Creme is known throughout the industry for her innovative design and technique and custom blended colors that are always Fashion Week highlights.

At the Erickson Beamon show on Sunday, September 11th, Nonie created a technicolor palette with custom colors, presented by Beauty.com

Creme describes the look:
“The story is super duper theatrical – we stuck with a palette of bright colors and painted each nail a different color. No side by side nails with the same color, no two models with the same pattern – a whimsical free for all! We wanted the nails to look almost like little flickering lights while the dancers were moving.”

NYFW S/S 2012: Maybelline for DKNY

“The beauty look at DKNY is inspired by a California girl who has come to New York,” said Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Charlotte Willer. “It’s about the simplicity of beauty – fresh sun-kissed and glowing.”

GET THE LOOK:

Charlotte prepped skin with a light layer of Fit Me! Foundation. She then used a mix of bronzer and blush to create a sun-kissed “California Girl” glow. She started by applying Fit Me! Bronzer in Light Bronze to the temples, top cheeks and eyelids.  Next she applied Fit Me! Blush in Deep Rose to the middle of the cheeks, where a natural flush would appear.

Eye Studio Color Explosion Luminizing Eyeshadow in Caffeine Rush: Charlotte applied the lightest shade from this neutral palette to the inner corners of the eyes. She applied the light beige shade all over the eye up to the brow bone for a subtle, glowing look.

Volum’ Express One-by-One Mascara: Charlotte added instant drama to the eyes with this clump-free, volumizing mascara. “We need to create definition with a strong lash so the eyes won’t be lost among the beautiful hats in the collection,” she said. Charlotte called extra attention to the eye area with perfectly groomed brows. She used Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil to fill in the gaps – creating a perfect frame to the face.

Color Sensational High Shine Lipcolor in Glisten Up Pink: Charlotte created a natural flush to the lips by dabbing this lush pink shade on with her finger.

She finished the lips with a layer of Baby Lips Lip Balm in Quenched.

NYFW S/S 2012: OPI Samoan Sand at the BCBG Max Azria show

It looks like the nude nail polish trend will still be with us Spring 2012. OPI was backstage at the BCBG Max Azria show putting the nail polish Samoan Sand on the models’ nails and toes.

If you’re a fan of the “mannequin nails” look, check out the post I did on Mannequin Hands for Brown Girls. I used OPI’s San Tan-tonio I can’t say this is my favorite nail polish trend but hey, if you’re going to rock it Samoan Sand and San Tan-tonio are the shade to roll with.

Beautiful mishaps with BAND-AID

I know, I know. I’ve got some ‘splanin’ to do. But honestly, are you surprised that I’m walking around with a bandage on my cheek? This is me we’re talking about. I’ve been known to do a lot of loco-ness. But I promise you…there is a purpose behind the BAND-AID. Speaking of which, who knew a BAND-AID could be so…fashion forward? Those were my thoughts when I first laid eyes on the brand’s bandages designed by fashion designer Cynthia Rowley.

How ca-ute, uh? Sold anywhere BAND-AID brand products are sold, you can grab a box of these the next time you  you have a fashion malfunction. And considering I’m Clumsy Clara, I HAVE to have a box of  bandages on deck.  Have you ever had a super fly pair of shoes that do a number on your legs? Protect ‘em with a BAND-AID.

And don’t even get me started on paper cuts. I get those suckers alllll the time. But at least now I can heal in style.

 

In.love. Scoot over Hello Kitty BAND-AIDs. There is a new crew in town.

Yep, I keep BAND-AIDs in my glove compartment. I know, I know. 8) As a Fashion Emergency Blogger Ambassador, I’ve got to keep you up on what’s going on with BAND-AID. They are currently running a Fashion Malfunction Contest on Facebook. Share your embarrassing fashion mishap and be entered to win a $2,500 Cynthia Rowley fashion spree and styling session.

And if you’re in NYC for Fashion Week, be sure to visit the Glambulance.

This repurposed ambulance is rollin’ with a hair stylist, seamstress, make-up artist and First-Aid supplies. You can catch these beauty box on wheels in New York City’s 65th and Broadway from 1pm-9pm.

And don’t forget to follow the fabulous Cynthia Rowley on Twitter and follow Glambulance updates using the hashtag #glambulance.

Ciao pretties!

YouTube+Maybelline New York=You at Fashion Week!

‘ello darlings! Today kicks off the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City! Fashion Week is like the beauty/fashion lovers’ holiday. We go bananas for the styles and trends that hit the runway. I wasn’t able to make it but that doesn’t mean I can’t clue you in on all of the happenings on the stages and behind them. This season I am a Maybelline New York Beauty Ambassador and wooooowsers….Maybelline has SO many ways for you to be involved in this season’s Fashion Week. Even if you aren’t in New York.

*squeals* I’m excited! While I don’t think I can watch every show (you know…with my day job and all), I’m be tuning in as much as I can. If you’re stuck in the tumbleweeds like I am, follow Maybelline’s Tumblr.

Anyone else excited about Fashion Week? Excuse me while I go do a cartwheel and few skips down the hall. Weeee!

New York Fashion Week Fall 2011: DKNY

While I’m not at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this season, I am loving the looks that I am seeing on some of these runways. Take the DKNY runway, for example…

Maybelline New York Global Makeup Artist Charlotte Willer used such a unique technique for the lids.

Charlotte used Maybelline’s Line Express Eyeliner in Soft Black. She drew a line from the inner corner and took it out past the outer corner of the eye. The results?

A look that I’ll probably try to re-create myself. How hot is that?