CND Vinylux could be sending you to New York Fashion Week

CND is inviting you to share your images of your Vinylux® Weekly Polish to win a trip for two to fashion week in New York. Just show off your CND manicure on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #VINYLUXULTASWEEPS and you could be front and center at New York Fashion Week this February.

CND Vinylux Weekly Polish
CND Vinylux Weekly Polish

Be sure to also fill out an entry at and you’ll also get a buy one get one free coupon valid at the nearest ULTA store.

CND will also be in D.C. for fashion week on Sept. 24-25, 2016.

Catch them at the following events:

M.E.D.I.A (Metropolitan Emerging Designers & Indie Artists Showcase)
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 6 to 9 p.m.
Place: Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001
The show will feature emerging fashion designers from United States showcase together at fashion week. Special music guests perform. Doors open at 6 p.m., fashion show starts at 7 p.m..

International Couture Collections Show
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m..
Place : Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon, 801 k St NW, Washington, DC 20001
International designers will present their latest collections at DC Fashion Week’s finale event. Fashion show starts at 6 p.m..

For more information and to buy tickets, go to

Ann Taylor hosting friends and family event at DC store

image001It may be hot in the city but it’s never too early to outfit your fall wardrobe!

Ann Taylor is holding a friends & family event slash meet-and-greet at its Penn Quarter location on Friday, Aug. 19,2016. The event will be hosted by blogger Sarah Azani  of Style MBA. She will be on hand to give styling  tips on creating the perfect fall wardrobe. As an added bonus, you’ll get 40% off your entire purchase!

The event runs from noon to 2 p.m. (you can run over during lunch) on Friday, Aug. 19 and includes sweet treats and refreshments.  

Ann Taylor is located at 600 13th Street, N.W.  Washington, DC 20005-Not far from the Metro Center Station.


Mr. Bubble goes Luxe

If you were born in the seventies, you probably remember Mr. Bubble, the pink bubble bath with cartoon bubble on the bottle.

The popular kids brand is branching out to adults with a new line called Luxe by Mr. Bubble. The line will include powdered bubble bath, shower creme, bath bombs, fragrance mist and lip balm in two scents, Sweet & Clean and Sparkling Sorbet.

Luxe by Mr. Bubble introduces new line of bath and body products available at select Ulta stores and (PRNewsFoto/Mr. Bubble)
Luxe by Mr. Bubble introduces new line of bath and body products available at select Ulta stores and (PRNewsFoto/Mr. Bubble)

Each item comes in chic reusable packaging like martini shakers and retro tins.

“Mr. Bubble is synonymous with childhood fun but even women need a ‘timeout’ once in a while. Now with our Luxe line, you can pamper yourself and enjoy a relaxing escape,” said Michelle Hanson, Director of Marketing of Bath & Body Products, The Village Company, parent company of the Mr. Bubble brand. “We invite adults to indulge in a bit of nostalgia for themselves or purchase the fun and giftable beauty essentials for friends and family.”

Luxe by Mr. Bubble is available now at Ulta Beauty stores in select cities and online nationally at  The line will also be producing special gift sets that will exclusively sold at Target stores beginning in early November. Visit for manufacturer coupons and other special offers.

Aveda Institute ushers in fall with guest appreciation event

The Aveda Institute is celebrating you and fall with a customer appreciation event on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., get 20 percent off services you pre-book through Nov. 19 plus free makeup rituals and spa experiences featuring  Aveda’s new Foklor makeup and Tulasara skincare collections.


The Aveda Institute is the brand’s beauty and cosmetology school that focuses on teaching students hair, makeup, massage and  nails the Aveda way. When you visit the Aveda Institute,  you’ll have amazing Aveda services performed by students  at amazing prices. A haircut and style by a master student will only set you back $18, a 90-minute Elemental Nature™ Facial starts at $45 and a 75-minute Spa Service pedicure is just $20.

Call now to book your service. Future services must be booked at the Aveda Institute on Aug. 18. The Aveda Institute is conveniently located at Gallery Place accessible via Metro. Not in DC? Check the Aveda Institute website for the Customer Appreciation Event near you!

The best OTC treatment for hormonal acne

Hormonal acne can come at any age but the term is most commonly used to describe adult acne.  Most adult acne occurs on the chin and jaw line and can pop up out of nowhere. A trip to the dermatologist is always recommended for sudden skin changes but if you are pretty sure the culprit is hormones, there are some treatments you can try at home first.

FullSizeRender 5One of the best OTC treatments is Benzoyl Peroxide. Yep, that old teenage acne cream still works for adults. Benzoyl Peroxide works by releasing oxygen into the pores, killing the acne causing bacteria. My favorite is Clean & Clear Persa- Gel 10 Acne Treatment. It can be paired with salicylic acid and can be applied several times per day. Now, if you have never used benzoyl products, there are a few things you need to know:

  • It can dry out your skin, causing peeling and redness. When this happens you may want to alternate with a  salicylic acid  lotion.
  • It will bleach out clothing, sheets and any other fabric your skin touches. Wash your hands thoroughly and use old sheets and towels – you can also buy benzoyl peroxide resistant sheets.
  • It comes in formulations from 2.5% to 10%. Start out on the low end until you an see how your skin tolerates it.

You should start to see results in a few days. You will have to keep using it until your hormones settle – so maybe forever. The Persa Gel works fine under makeup and doesn’t cause any major discomfort. Another product it pairs well with is Kiehl’s Acne Blemish Control Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment, $30. It is a combo of salicylic acid and lipo hydroxy acids that work to reduce inflammation and remove dead skin.


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