October 30th, 2012

Outside our building- that “swimming pool” is the entrance to a tunnel.

I hope everyone is safe and sound wherever you are!  We are in uptown NYC in the middle of the island, which luckily was not too badly affected by the storm.

XO

Photo - via my husband, not sure if he took it or a neighbor

February 7th, 2012
I vaguely recall a time when I would spend a stray hour or two on the weekends in any old massage place with a neon foot in the window.
Now that I don’t have so much time on my hands, I try to get the most out of any beauty experience.  Pedicure: can I get fries with that?  When it comes to facials, yes, I like to leave glowing … but total relaxation is the end goal.
So I was in bliss this weekend at the new Cecilia Wong Skincare location in the Flatiron. Cecilia’s approach is non-invasive, holistic and completely natural.  And by holistic, we mean detoxifragalistic and massagetastic.
I had an Oxygen Facial ($175), which included: cleansing, a herb peel treatment, lymphatic drainage and acupressure massage, extractions, a Vitamin C mask, neck and shoulder massage, a Hyperbaric Oxygen Spray session infused with Cecilia’s cult Reviving Black Currant Serum and …
                 
… a head massage. I love my liiiife.
Cecilia is located right near both Shake Shack and Hill Country Chicken, so you can really make a date out of it.  A date with yourself.  I left smelling like roses and came home smelling like fried chicken - awesome.
If you’re not in NYC, you can get the essence of Cecilia in a bottle below.  Massage not included.
Does this: Hydrates, revives and regenerates all skin types while calming skin and controlling oil (+ smells amazing).Is this: Reviving Black Currant SerumGet this: Above, or at Cecilia Wong’s salonPrice: $72
Image via The Fashion Spot; treatment c/o the salon

I vaguely recall a time when I would spend a stray hour or two on the weekends in any old massage place with a neon foot in the window.

Now that I don’t have so much time on my hands, I try to get the most out of any beauty experience.  Pedicure: can I get fries with that?  When it comes to facials, yes, I like to leave glowing … but total relaxation is the end goal.

So I was in bliss this weekend at the new Cecilia Wong Skincare location in the Flatiron. Cecilia’s approach is non-invasive, holistic and completely natural.  And by holistic, we mean detoxifragalistic and massagetastic.

I had an Oxygen Facial ($175), which included: cleansing, a herb peel treatment, lymphatic drainage and acupressure massage, extractions, a Vitamin C mask, neck and shoulder massage, a Hyperbaric Oxygen Spray session infused with Cecilia’s cult Reviving Black Currant Serum and …

                

… a head massage. I love my liiiife.

Cecilia is located right near both Shake Shack and Hill Country Chicken, so you can really make a date out of it.  A date with yourself.  I left smelling like roses and came home smelling like fried chicken - awesome.

If you’re not in NYC, you can get the essence of Cecilia in a bottle below.  Massage not included.

Does this: Hydrates, revives and regenerates all skin types while calming skin and controlling oil (+ smells amazing).
Is this: Reviving Black Currant Serum
Get this: Above, or at Cecilia Wong’s salon
Price: $72

Image via The Fashion Spot; treatment c/o the salon

October 21st, 2011
We interrupt our beauty programming for today’s GIVEAWAY, which is all about shopping. 
CONTEST OVER - BUT YOU CAN STILL USE THE DISCOUNT CODE!
Lucky Shops is a unique shopping event in NYC (at the Highline Stages) opening on Nov 4th and running through the 6th.  It’s chock full of designer deals up to 70% off from folks including Rebecca Minkoff, Botkier, Rachel Roy, Foley & Corina and so so much more.  See the list here.
                 
I’m partnering with Lucky to give away a set of 2 tickets for you and a friend to attend the VIP opening night charity event on November 4th from 6-9pm.  These tickets are $150 EACH!  First dibs on the deals and a fun party (I’ll be there with bells on) … what else can you ask for? If you live in the NYC area or can get yourself here for November 4th, enter below!
If you’d like to buy tickets for the night or the weekend shopping event, you can get ‘em 15% off with my code holierthannow here.  (That’s my other blog, case you didn’t know).
TO ENTER:
1. Do ONE of the following…. reblog this post OR follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR follow Cult of Pretty on tumblr OR subscribe via email.
2. Leave a DISQUS comment below and tell me WHAT YOU’LL BE BROWSING FOR - A NEW BAG?  A NEW COAT?  HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR YOUR FRIENDS?  Don’t comment in “Ask Me Anything.”  
Contest ends next Friday October 28th, 2011 at 11.59pm   Eastern.  If  you subscribe or follow to enter, you must be subscribed   or following  at the time of the drawing.  Prize is the tickets only. XO  
Image via Fancy Fine

We interrupt our beauty programming for today’s GIVEAWAY, which is all about shopping. 

CONTEST OVER - BUT YOU CAN STILL USE THE DISCOUNT CODE!

Lucky Shops is a unique shopping event in NYC (at the Highline Stages) opening on Nov 4th and running through the 6th.  It’s chock full of designer deals up to 70% off from folks including Rebecca Minkoff, Botkier, Rachel Roy, Foley & Corina and so so much more.  See the list here.

                

I’m partnering with Lucky to give away a set of 2 tickets for you and a friend to attend the VIP opening night charity event on November 4th from 6-9pm.  These tickets are $150 EACH!  First dibs on the deals and a fun party (I’ll be there with bells on) … what else can you ask for? If you live in the NYC area or can get yourself here for November 4th, enter below!

If you’d like to buy tickets for the night or the weekend shopping event, you can get ‘em 15% off with my code holierthannow here.  (That’s my other blog, case you didn’t know).

TO ENTER:

1. Do ONE of the following…. reblog this post OR follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR follow Cult of Pretty on tumblr OR subscribe via email.

2. Leave a DISQUS comment below and tell me WHAT YOU’LL BE BROWSING FOR - A NEW BAG?  A NEW COAT?  HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR YOUR FRIENDS?  Don’t comment in “Ask Me Anything.” 

Contest ends next Friday October 28th, 2011 at 11.59pm Eastern.  If you subscribe or follow to enter, you must be subscribed or following at the time of the drawing.  Prize is the tickets only. XO 

Image via Fancy Fine

April 29th, 2011

GPOY I Dream of Goth Genie edition - why is my hand like that??

What: Dior Eyeshadow from the Night Dust palette plus the Brow Brush from this set to apply and smudge the eyeshadow.  Kind of a subtle Egyptian thing. The usual Nars blush in Desire and Cover Girl Outlast Lipstain in 415 Teasing Blush.

Where: Oak NYC + Obesity & Speed party followed by pizza in the West Village.


Likes