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Beauty Trend Spotting

clairol age defy

Things are heating up in NYC. Nope, not talking about the weather--I'm talking about fabulous beauty events. Last week I got the scoop on two beauty trends I want to share.

First, I spent an afternoon learning about a fab collab from Pantene and Clairol. You know I've been using the Pantene Age Defy line for a year and have seen fabulous results--especially taming the wiry grays that pop in. Now they are targeting the 7 signs of aging with the Clairol Age defy color products. These are at-home coloring products you can use to cover gray and restore luster and shine. The event was hosted at the James Corbett Studio and had a guest speaker Vivian Diller talking about the "negotiation with aging" we all go through. James Corbett, is the Clairol Color Director, and he walked us through the process. TIP: use the Step on conditioner from mid-shaft downwards to keep the color consistent over time.

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Vivian talked about the aging process and how women feel about it. I for one have decided gray hair is not in the game plan! Thanks to the new hair products on the market, coloring your hair is quick, easy and looks great. I'm not alone when thinking hair can impact how you feel. When surveying women 35+, Clairol found out:

  • 91% have gray hair
  • Women agreed gray hair did make them look old (47%)
  • 80% of women said it made them feel unattractive

Age Defy is available in 12 shades wherever health and beauty aids are sold; $8.99 suggested retail price. For more information, women can visit or call the color experts at 1-800-CLAIROL.

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The other buzz-worthy event I attended is was the opening of Pucker Makeup Studio in SoHo.Founders Hiyam McKelvey and Julio Sandino opened a chic, bi-level studio and filled it with the most talented makeup artists incredible artists. Pop in to get pretty for a big party, interview, date, board meeting or just because. What I love? The artists are talented, AND there is NO pressure to buy anything. They only sell lipstick (77 shades).

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My makeup artist was Yoli. I am thrilled with the way she did my eyes. From start to finish, the look took 45 minutes and would cost $50 plus tip. A great treat for any busy NYC mom or any woman visiting NYC looking for a way to experiment and play with makeup without a big commitment.

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Head to Pucker if you are in NYC for a beauty boost! There is a full lounge downstairs where you can freshen up your hair or shower! 129 Grand Street (on the corner of Crosby). Get more details.

Each week I team up with Lulu of SimplyLuluStyle.comJanise of and Alison of Get We’ve started a conversation that we want you to join in. Every Tuesday we’ll post about beauty. We’ll share tips for finding the beauty within and tips for looking your best. This week I'm hosting and I've got a great giveaway from to share! Since 2002 Sircuitskin has been fighting aging and giving you the straight up facts on skincare. The formulas are specifically designed to help maintain your skin’s important moisture balance (pH), resulting in maximum skin protection and a more vibrant, youthful appearance.

Sicuitskin Giveaway

Prize: 7 piece essentials collection sample set includes (value $68):
x-trap™+ | daily gentle face wash
molecular mist™+ | hydrating moisture care
white out™+ | daily under eye care
day care™+ | protective day moisturizer
sircuit addict™+ | firming anti-aging serum
cloud 9™+ | intensely protective moisture creme
sir activ™+ | zeolite invigorating scrub

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Nothing I mentioned today is sponsored. As usual, when I attend events there is always swag. 

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