Category Archives: Retail Store Beauty Treatments

Brrrrr… 3 Ways to Pamper Yourself on Extremely Cold Winter Days

blog cold 1The bitter cold winter can be tough on our looks, so here are 3 tips to keep warm and look hot!

1. Make sure your hands are dry from the cold winter with your favorite pair of gloves. We personally like leather gloves; they are chic and protect hands beautifully- especially when they are lined.  Remember to apply hand moisturizer a few minutes before donning a good pair. Keep it close by and reapply often.

2. Lips are always exposed to the elements so we need to avoid the dry, flaky consequences of leaving them bare. Make sure to re-apply lipstick, and use chap stick, lip gloss, or any lip balm at all other times to create a protective layer.  Soft kissable lips are possible all year round if you take care of them!

3. Cold, grey dreary days are depressing, so try to occasionally head to the spa or salon. Make sure you take time to pamper yourself.  Get a haircut, manicure, pedicure, back massage. Any of these are wonderful pick-me-ups, and come with the bonus of lovely lasting effects. Hang in there ladies!!

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Newsday announced our “Forward to Fashion” Event tomorrow at Saks

What thoughts are buzzing about the CVS & Sephora type in-store beauty treatments?

In May, Sephora began offering the Special Occasion Makeover, an appointment-only makeup application that requires a minimum purchase of $50, according to a Sephora cast member, or sales associate, which can be used on any item in the store, online or for a future purchase. Or, MAC Cosmetics’ makeup application service for a flat fee of $50.   At Barneys New York, resident beauty guru Jason Ascher’s sales model is built around offering expert advice during free prebooked makeup consultations.   A visit generally requires an appointment be booked one to two weeks in advance.

CVS Pharmacy and Duane Reade, in particular — have added services as part of new high-end beauty concepts. For instance, Duane Reade’s Look Boutique offers brow shaping by the Ramy brow specialists for $35.

CVS’s upscale concept, Beauty 360, offers three tiers of services on its menu, namely facials priced between $50 and $65; 15-minute complimentary services, including the Hot Toddy hand massage, and service with a purchase, such as Balance the Day, an express face treatment with the purchase of any skin care item. It also offers brow shaping by a beauty adviser trained by Billion Dollar Brows for $20, and every purchase of a set of Pop Beauty false lashes comes with a free application lesson.