NYX Cosmetics comes to the East Coast!

As a huge fan of NYX Cosmetics, I was thrilled when I found out that their first East Coast store opening would be at one of my local malls – Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, NJ.

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I had the oportunity to attend the Grand Opening on February 18th and the store is absolutely gorgeous.

Some of the activations NYX consumers can come to store and experience include:

NYX Beauty Bar – consumers are to sit at the beauty bar, choose from a number of different of-the-moment tutorials i.e. strobing, ombre lips, etc. and then re-create those looks using the iPads in front of them that feature their favorite beauty influencers/vloggers taking them through the look step-by-step
NYX Shadow Bar (first one to launch was at the East Coast Willowbrook location) – consumers can create their own custom palettes in store
NYX Lip Bar – a bar of NYX’s most beloved lip colors in a variety of formula options to choose from i.e. soft matte lip cream, butter gloss, etc.

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The NYX Willowbrook opening marks the 5th opening in the US (4 in California previously); globally, NYX has opened stores in Canada, France, Italy and Spain. Additional openings are planned throughout the remainder of 2016, with stores in the Southeast and Midwest scheduled in the next few months.

If you are from the North Jersey area, visiting NYX Willowbrook is a must!

Here are some additional photos from their Grand Opening:

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Prints on Black

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How adorable is this vest? My favorite color is black and I wear it daily so I love being able to throw on a strong print to accent my outfit. You can instantly turn a boring and dull outfit into something that pops with color or a print.

This vest is from ShopSosie.com and is still available in a few sizes, so get it while you can!

Trending: The Cuff Life

If you follow my instagram (@pearls_and_paris), then you know I’m all about accessories! They can make or break an outfit. Currently trending are Arm Cuffs! They are very chic and add tons of detail to whatever you are wearing. Here’s a look at some of this seasons hottest statement cuffs.

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To view more items from these fabulous designers, click on their link below.

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2. Ayana Designs

3. Charmed Circle

4. Margaret Elizabeth

5. Marcia  Moran

BeautyCon NYC

BeautyCon is the world’s premiere fashion, beauty & lifestyle destination for fans, brands, and creators. We’re bringing your favorites to the fabulous Pier 36 in New York on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 and we’re so excited to see all you beauties there!
BeautyCon is a community of creators redefining beauty. We talk about what matters; culture, trending news, fashion + beauty, your favorite content creators, and important issues. Our mission is to bring fans, brands and creators together in one place. BeautyCon isn’t just about beauty; BeautyCon is about connecting you to heartbeat of the internet. At #BeautyConNYC, hundreds of content creators and celebrities will come together to network, mingle, discuss the future of online media, hang with you and participate in panel discussions + Q&As. Thousands of beauties will attend BeautyCon NYC to participate in interactive presentations, watch performances, create content, shop, play games, learn about new products, and above all, mingle with some of their favorite content creators! Can’t wait to meet you in New York!

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Old Navy + Joe Zee Fashion Week Party

On September 4th, Katie Holmes came out to celebrate Old Navy’s partnership with Joe Zee and introduce him as the brand’s Style Ambassador for the Fall. Katie wore an Old Navy Long Sleeved Poplin Shirt for $24.94 and paired it with her own Acme Jeans and Isabel Marant heels. Other guests at the party included Hilary Rhoda, Joe Zee, June Ambrose and Jay Emmanuel.

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Katie Holmes even joined in on the fun of applying some temporary flash tattoos on the back of her neck and arm at the event.

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The 1st Annual ‘Lobster de Mayo’

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to attend the First Annual “Lobster de Mayo” event which was presented by Homarus, who supplied all the Lobster for the evening, and hosted by The Food Network’s Katie Lee.

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The event was held at the beautiful space, Capitale, in downtown Manhattan. Chefs from 20 of the city’s finest restaurants whipped up Lobster & Mexican inspired dishes.

Some of these restaurants included:

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Patron was serving up cocktails throughout the night and there was even a special Margarita Bar for guest to squeeze their juice of choice to make their own drink.

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 This elegant evening helped benefit NY’s own City Harvest, a food rescue organization that helps to feed two million New Yorkers who face hunger each year. There was also a silent auction consisting of sports and music memorabilia, donated dinner packages from all of the participating restaurants and a special gift package from FreshDirect. All proceeds from the Silent Auction will be donated to City Harvest.

Here’s a look at some of the yummy dishes that were served:

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While all of the food was delicious – 2 of the dishes really stood out to me.

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Lobster Tacos from La Bodega Negra

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Macaroni & Lobster Cream from Catch

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about these 2 dishes & will absolutely be making a visit to both restaurants in the near future.

Here are a few photos from the event:

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Chrissy Teigen with the host for the night Katie Lee

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Overall, Lobster de Mayo was a blast. It was a night that was filled with Food & Fun while raising money for an amazing organization.

JBL presents Maroon 5

This weekend was Super Bowl mania in the NYC/NJ area. The “Big Ticket” most people were trying to score actually wasn’t to Sunday’s game BUT to all the exciting  pre Super Bowl concerts and parties happening all weekend long.

On Friday, January 31 – JBL hosted a private concert at the Beacon Theatre which featured Maroon 5.

The only way to score tickets to this event was to win in the sweepstakes held for customers or to be a JBL or Harman client, employee or family member.

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The 70 minute concert had a straight forward play list with a mixture of new music with some of their classic hits!

ONE MORE NIGHT

THIS LOVE

LUCKY STRIKE

HARDER

SUNDAY MORNING

MAKES ME WONDER

WAKE UP CALL

LOVE SOMEBODY

STEREO HEARTS

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PAYPHONE

SHE WILL

DAY LIGHT

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Here’s some video of the event:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu04GYHtEDw

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Overall it was an AWESOME event & I’m glad I was able to attend.

Thanks to my girl Jocelyn for the invite! xo

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