Posts Tagged ‘beauty’

Salon Lynne turns 1

14th Street boutique salon owner Lynne Wooden hosted guests in celebration for the Salon Lynne one year anniversary. TV personality Paul Wharton served as the night’s emcee. While sporting his signature flowing locks, Wharton encouraged guests to embrace their owner beauty with an impromptu “vogue and hair-swinging” session. Photo credit: Jennifer Jean-Pierre,Comme Coc

A bevy of salon clients, friends, family and local beauty and fashion bloggers surrounded Wooden and her skilled team to celebrate the milestone. Sweet addition: there were brownie bites by the Brownie Bar!

Beauty Queens “Rock the Look”

Talk about an event that lived up to it’s name. “Rock the Look” W Salon Fashion & Beauty Show had some of our area’s beauty queens living on the edge. Guest models included Miss DC Ashley Noel and Miss DC USA Heather Swann. The show was part of the Burke Festival in Virginia!

Be the next “Miss Singergy”

The annual Miss Sinergy Competition is coming up and it’s not too late to enter.

APPLY: for a Miss Sinergy application

Previous Miss Sinergy’s reign have worked with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Becky’s Fund, USO and more. This year Miss Sinergy group has partnered with the Libby Ross Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to breast cancer survivors. 

Applicants must be between the ages of 18-28, and must provide height, weight and photo of themself. For more information or to apply, go to Deadline for application is August 27th and applications are reviewed until August 31st.

This year’s contest will be October 22nd at the French Embassy.

Face Time

When it come to putting my makeup on I often say “It’s time for me to go paint my face.” Between the lotion, the primer, the matte cream, the liquid foundation, the powder, the highlighter, the bronzer and of course the blush I end up feeling like a work of something. Everyday I pile that stuff on for work knowing it’s the last thing my poor pores need.

I wish I could say I take care of my skin. I exfoliate, I get facials but in reality I don’t. In fact, I’d much rather get a massage over a little face time when it’s between the two.

But recently I decided it was time to apologize to face and reward it with a little revival. I headed to new posh new spa Nectar Skin Bar in Georgetown.

That’s where brow and face guru Adrian Avila gave me an intraceuticals oxygen infusion facial. A what? It sounds fancy but it’s real simple. He re-hydrated my skin by using topical oxygen. It’s also infused with vitamins, anti-oxidants and hyaluronic acid to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.

Don’t even ask me what all that is.. just know the results were glowing and I felt great!

Next visit: I’m planning to meet up with Kaitlin who I hear gives the best organic chocolate spray tan.  Yep sugar that safely sun kisses you..  you can even top it off with some caramel bronzer. Who could resist!

Combat BABY balm

Hey I have an amazing update on Operation Sand Flea. Sara Damelio and her team at Skincando sent their 6000th care package to the Middle East recently. To refresh your memory, Skincando makes Combat-Ready Balm the all natural balm that helps fight treacherous heat, sandstorms and sadistic sand fleas. Everytime you buy a jar, another is donated to our soldiers overseas.

I’ve always been a fan of the balm and their awesome chapstick but now there’s even more reason to check it out. There’s a new baby line. Combat Ready Balm babies + kids works not only on diaper rash but also bug bites, chafing, sunburn and scratches. The best part is that it’s all organic. We’re talking apricot kernel oil, beeswax, fish oil, grapefruit seed extract.. lavender.  I like how it smells too. Just a little goes a long way, and that means more than ever now that I’m on a big budget.

PS- I got Adora an Operation Sand Flea baby shirt too— how can you resist a cute panda in arms!

New in DC: Nectar Skin Bar (w/ outdoor services!)

Nectar Skin Bar opens in Georgetown and offers up treatments in their garden! Read more here..

Sweet Treatment: Nectar Skin Bar Opens

The next time you’re slurping down Serendipity’s frozen hot chocolate or doing your usual shopping, check out Georgetown’s newest addition: Nectar Skin Bar. Located at 1633 Wisconsin Ave., Nectar Skin Bar is a cozy spa that boasts an impressive selection of skin care and beauty products along with signature spa services. Yoni Lee check out the new place along with others who tried out their services. Apart from other salons, NSB has a patio for outdoor treatments when the weather’s good! Hot pick: Their organic sunless tanning treatment.

Powerful Makeover: Everyday Woman to Superhero

Local makeup artist Nour Kazoun, is making everyday women in DC into superheroes! She explains how DC is a pretty conservative place and so her mission is to bring the level of artistry found inNY and other fashion capitals to DC. She picked these women because they are the DC woman – and DC women have ambition, and drive on its own is a super power so why not create our own super heroes that live in the Capital of the world?!

heck out these ‘wonder women!’… For more info about Nour Kazoun’s work, check out Made.Up.Art on facebook HERE! Photography by : Mykl Anthony, Hair executed by : Elegant Hair by Giselle, Character concept and Makeup by MadeUpArt Makeup by Nour.



Nour did my make up for a magazine shoot.. and did this in 15 minutes before the Newsbabes Bash! I told her “Make me J. Lo” ha!


Celebrating Posh

Congrats to the latest line of couture to go online! Posh Boutique is now open on the information highway. We celebrated with PB founder Jewell Green and friends at the style diva’s Virginia home. The theme: Champagne, Chocolate and Couture. There was plenty of all three everywhere! Coming soon: Posh Baby. A line of Posh Couture clothes and accessories just for the little ones. This could be dangerous. Shop Posh Boutique now…

Baby Adora meets Posh Boutique founder Jewell Green

Trends that are a step ahead!

Debra Claire with Perfect Organics gave me the most amazing hand treatment!

Gown Designer Liz Stajka has her hands full!

Jonee Love and Melanie Board indulge in some jewelry

Exquisite cards designed by Aaron Potts. Yep he’s the guy who did the Sex and the City sketches.

Jewell has an eye for budding designers

Chestnuts Roastin' on my Roots

He hates me for my refusal to give up washing my hair with Herbal Essence but he still sees me and does whatever it takes to make me feel great!

The dashing James Cornwell (who’s single ‘wink’ ‘wink’)  at PR at Partners in Chevy Chase always knows when I need a change.

He also knows I like to try new stuff so after Dr Oz told me it was safe to dye my hair… voila… I give you Cellophanes in Deep Brunette by Sebastian Professional. Not only is the color difference subtle how I like it.. it’s protein rich and amonia and peroxide free. Baby likes that.

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