CityShopGirl and Skincando team up for scavenger hunt

The hunt begins on Monday, October 5 with daily clues appearing in CityShopGirl’s daily email publication and on twitter handles ( and ( After 10 days of hints and over 20 clues, participants will meet with their scavenger hunt items at 6 pm on Saturday, October 17 at Lotus Lounge. This event will be open to the public featuring light appetizers, specialty cocktails, and an announcement of the winners. The Scavenger Hunt DC grand prize (valued at over $2500) includes gift certificates from area vendors including The Ritz-Carlton, iLori, Still Point Spa, Sweetgreen, Urban Chic, LA Boxing, Ginger, … Continue reading CityShopGirl and Skincando team up for scavenger hunt

Denver terrorist thinks beauty stores are da bomb

Najibullah Zazi, an Afghanistani shuttle driver from Denver, was seeking “urgent” help recently to make explosives using his newly purchased supplies. Where’d he get such destructive materials? Beauty supply stores. Zazi plotted for more than a year to set off bombs in NYC trains and subways. He was indicted Thursday on federal charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. Zazi has previously been charged with lying to the government about suspected involvement in a New York-Denver-based terror plot. In July and August, Zazi bought unusually large amounts of hydrogen peroxide and acetone, and people should have been tipped … Continue reading Denver terrorist thinks beauty stores are da bomb

Shiseido Cosmetics America unveils luxurious products for Fall/Winter 2009

Shiseido Cosmetics America is pleased to introduce an impressive array of beauty products for the upcoming festive season. Launching September 2009 and straight off the NYC Fashion Week runways, the trend for the season is flawless skin with a Fall color palette of bright and cheerful shades, inspired by the endless possibilities and shade combinations found in mosaic art. Check out a few of my favorite items, including a little something for the men, created by Dick Page, the artistic director for Shiseido: § Shiseido Makeup Luminizing Satin Eye Color is the first mono-eye shadow compact for Shiseido.  New technology … Continue reading Shiseido Cosmetics America unveils luxurious products for Fall/Winter 2009

Martini and a Makeover

Blackfinn in Bethesda will be hosting the ultimate ladies’ night event this Friday, August 28th from 6-9pm, called Martini and a Makeover. The event will be every girl’s dream, complete with pampering, complimentary hors d‘oeuvres, great drink specials, and giveaways every 20 minutes. It is a free event! Some notable vendors participating are Massage Envy, Medi-Spa, Arbonne International, Hollywood Tans, The Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Veria, Bethesda Sport and Health, Slumber Parties by Ashlea and Lia Sophia Jewelry! Continue reading Martini and a Makeover

Beauty Night Out at Beacon Hotel

The Style and Image Network threw its annual Beauty Night Out (BNO), and this was the perfect one-stop shop for the recissionista looking for a stylish splurge but definitely getting the bang for her buck. Vendors were nestled into every corner of the luxurious Beacon Hotel’s downstairs ballroom. Canapés stuffed to the gills with delicious treats, like vegetarian spring rolls, spinach and brie quiche, and beef beggar’s pouches were perfect alongside a bar featuring smooth Winter’s Palace Vodka and beer and wine: a sumptuous feast for a decadent “girls’ night out” event. Continue reading Beauty Night Out at Beacon Hotel