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Meet me at Nail Tech

21 Aug

Calling all nail addicts and Instagramers: Makeover your nails—and your iPhone— at Nail Tech with Polish Bar and CaseMate!

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Looking for a more personalized case for your smartphone? Polish Bar of Brooklyn and Blogger Baze Mpinja are teaming up with CaseMate to allow tech savvy nail art junkies the opportunity to marry two fashionable trends—manicures designed to match graphic iPhone cases. Attendees will get a unique nail design by one of the trendy salons manicurists and select an iPhone case from the latest CaseMate collections to match.

NailTech is a high-energy atmosphere where gadget girls and beauty babes mix, mingle and walk away with two eye-catching accessories. Grab a friend, and a cocktail, and upgrade your phone and nail designs together!

NailTech takes place this Saturday, August 24 from 12pm to 3pm at Polish Bar’s Prospect Heights location at 641 Vanderbilt Avenue. Tickets are $40, which include the case and the manicure. For more information or to purchase tickets visit nailtech.eventbrite.com. RSVP soon as space is limited!

10 best things to happen this August

1 Aug

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We’re only halfway through the summer so there’s still lots of fun ahead of us. Read below for what’s happening in television, live performances and beauty this month.

August 1

Butter London, the nail polish line known for its carcinogen-free formulas, is launching it’s first cosmetics line complete with lipsticks, mascaras, blush and cream eye shadows all at around $20.

August 2

Jay Z debuts his video for “Picasso Baby”, based on a six hour performance of the song. The video premieres on HBO at 11pm following an interview on Real Time with Bill Maher.

August 5

Lindsay Lohan fills in as the guest host on Chelsea Lately. We’re used to her being the butt of late night jokes but can she handle making fun of people who are just like her?

August 9

Marc Jacobs x Sephora Photo Courtesy of WWD

Marc Jacobs x Sephora
Photo Courtesy of WWD

Marc Jacobs x Sephora is available in stores and online. Shop the 122-piece collection of lipglosses, nail polishes, eye shadows and more in cutesy names like “Lust for Lacquer”

After 10 years of helping repeat fashion offenders, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly kick off the final season of TLC’s What Not to Wear. Start the countdown to the series finale with the duo at 10pmEST.

August 14

Put away the flat iron – Garnier Fructis has declared today “Wear Your Hair Curly Day”. Let your naturally curly tresses flow free, style ’em with braids, or take a curling iron to your straight strands. Pledge to wear your hair curly and Garnier will make a donation to Willie Mae Rock Camp on your behalf.

August 19

lady-gaga-applause-single-artwork-revealedLady Gaga is back with a new single! Download “Applause” and pre-order her album ARTPOP, available November 11.

August 20

Guy Code star Charlamagne the God kicks off his half-hour, five-episode series “Charlamagne & Friends” where the Breakfast Club co-host discusses music, sports, pop culture and the MTV VMAs with celebrity guests. The show airsnightly until August 24 on MTV2 at midnight.

August 25

No sleep til Brooklyn!

No sleep til Brooklyn!

MTV brings their annual Video Music Awards back to NYC, but this time it’s in Brooklyn! Watch Lady Gaga perform “Applause” live for the first time as Miley Cyrus battles it out with Justin Timerberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and a few others for moonmen.

August 31

Bringing summer to an unofficial close, Philly’s 2nd Annual Made in America festival kicks off with headliners Nine Inch Nails and Beyonce. Ticket prices range from $106- $599 and are available at madeinamericafest.com.

Meet me at the 2nd annual ‘Look Good Feel Better Beauty Editors Day

11 Jul

Saks Fifth Avenue and Look Good Feel Better have teamed up to bring back Beauty Editors Day!

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Saks Fifth Avenue will host Look Good Feel Better’s Beauty Editors Day on Thursday August 1 from 12-7pm.

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Thirty-one top beauty editors will host readers at the counters of 31 prestigious beauty brands for one-on-one beauty advice. Each editor sit-down will last 20 minutes, and be followed by a makeup application, skincare or fragrance consultation at her partner beauty counter. An added bonus – every participant will receive a free (full-sized) gift! Participating magazines include Cosmopolitan, Essence, Vogue, Fitness, and Vanity Fair. Among the beauty counters participating are Clinique, Jo Malone, Dior, Clarisonic and Lancôme.

Appointments cost $30.00 and all proceeds go directly to Look Good Feel Better, a program that helps cancer patients to cope with the outward side effects of treatment.

Anxious for your one-on-one consultation? Visit Look Good Feel Better’s website to register today!

Meet me at Great GoogaMooga

2 May

Presented by the folks who bring you Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and other major festivals—and served up with Brooklyn “indie” spirit—Great GoogaMooga is a celebration of all that’s good to eat, drink, experience and share here in America’s food capital.

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GoogaMooga’s 2013 food lineup includes 85 restaurants  serving everything from duck sausage to Guinness stout brownies. Participating restaurants include Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, Calexico, DBGB Kitchen and Bar, Eataly, LA NewYorkina,  Max Brenner Chocolate Bar, Melt Bakery, Pok Pok Phat Thai, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and more. Got dietary concerns? GoogaMooga has added more vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options to its menu!

The wine tasting tent features over 100 wines from around the world, presented by 30+ Winemakers, Importers, and Sommeliers who will be on hand to expertly guide you through the weekend of wine tasting. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a taste size or glass size of over 100 wines at the Winery, Importer, and Regional tasting stations under the tent. Participating wineries include Ca’ Del Bosco, Gotham Project, Red Hook Winery, and Summer of Riesling with Paul Grieco.
 
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Great GoogaMooga is a three-day festival, kicking off with a concert Friday May 17 and continuing through Sunday May 19. For tickets and more information visit brooklyn.googamooga.com.
 

Meet me at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

8 Apr

 

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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry is a three-day music and film festival curated by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner of The National.  This genre-spanning event  features bands, singer-songwriters, improvisers, composers, new music ensembles, and filmmakers from all corners of the New York City music scene.

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry takes place in the various spaces of BAM’s Peter Jay Sharp Building. Offerings include headliner acts each night (The Roots April 25, Solange Knowles April 26, and TV on the Radio April 27) at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, intimate music performances at BAMcafé, screenings of commissioned short films with original scores at BAM Rose Cinemas, and a late-night dance party on Saturday night.

Tickets for the entire festival are $120 or for a one day pass, $50. Ticket prices include admission to all performances and film screenings for that day.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit crossingbrooklynferry.com.