N & J's "Beauty Steals!"

Tonight at midnight starts the Stila Cosmetics online warehouse sale -up to 80% off!!! Below are N&J's favorite Stila products:

Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in "Fiery"

Smudge Pot in "Black"

Smudge Pot in "Jade"

Convertible Color in "Peony"

Convertible Color in "Poppy"

Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in "Black"

Stila Eyeshadow


Love, R

N & J's "Mani/Pedi's"

Anything with gold & shimmer always gets me this time of year - and I LOVE Color Club's "Snakeskin" nail polish! The green/glitter combo is perfect!

Love, R

N & J's "Holiday Traveling - Beauty Must Have's"

What beauty products are you all packing to go home for Thanksgiving? I can't be without my:

1. Dior 'Hydra Life' Facial Moisturizer
2. Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum
3. Clarisonic 'Mia'
4. Philosophy 'Help Me' Night Cream
5. Smith's 'Minted Rose' Lip Balm
Have a happy & delicious holiday!

Love, R

N & J's "Product of the Day - Lavender Blotting Papers"

Oily skin is a blessing and a curse.

The Blessing: Natural oils in your skin keep fine lines & wrinkles away LONGER, making you look younger longer! This we love!

Now The Curse:  That oil causes a greasy shine that's not pretty.

N & J's Solution: Sephora 'Natural Lavender Blotting Papers'-- But Rebecca, I already have blotting papers like 'Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets' and they work great! I know.....I used those too. And they do work. But THESE are like someone took your hand softly and said "You're so pretty but your face is oily so let me take you to this field of aromatic calming lavender and softly blot your face for you while you relax and take a second, you sure deserve it." They remove the oil without over-drying and leave no residue on your face. No joke, I will never use anything else. "Tea Tree" & "Vitamin C + E" are also available.

N&J Tip: Lightly pat the papers on your face, don't rub. This will ensure your makeup stays perfect!
Sephora Natural Lavender Blotting Papers, $8.00

Buy them here (or at any Sephora store):

Love, R

N & J's "Beauty Breakthrough: PERFUME JEWELRY!!!"

Lisa Hoffman has officially changed the game. (And if you don't know who Lisa is, she's the woman behind one of the most luxurious and sought after fragrance companies in the world. http://www.lisahoffmanbeauty.com/ Her husband is also the very talented actor Dustin Hoffman.

So last week I was invited to a private unveiling of her highly anticipated collection of perfume jewelry at Behrman Communications. Lisa's brilliant VP of Product Development, Joan Sutton, was about to reveal the next generation of fragrance. Now I know I get excited, but this was too much! Bracelets, necklaces, earrings unlike anything I've seen before ...With perfume in them! And they're GORGEOUS!

Each color bracelet represents one of Lisa's signature scents - Japanese Agarwood, Tunisian Neroli, Tuscan Fig, French Clary Sage or Madagascar Orchid. You can find which scent you will love most by using her state-of-the-art 'iScentify' application on her website- it's like Pandora but for finding perfume preferences! The fragrance never touches your skin, so anyone can wear the jewelry - and you can take it on or off whenever you like. Men are wearing them too! Japanese Agarwood has a unisex irresistable spa musk, and the bracelet is brown wood with a few blue beads (a few celebrity men have already picked them up!) Not to mention the bracelets are stackable, trendy and give this yummy acoustic sound as they all wear together beautifully. MUST. HAVE. EVERY. ONE.

Now. The magic...is in the fragrance beads. Made from eco-friendly sustainable wood flour, each color bracelet comes with it's matching exclusive scented beads (The red 'Tunisian Neroli' -my personal favorite- is shown below. Once you receive your bracelet, the charm is already filled with beads. Slip the bracelet on and you're in bliss! The fragrance seems to catch you at different times through the day, never overpowering. The scent will naturally begins to fade over about 2 weeks weeks. You can then empty the charm and fill it with a few more from the container of beads that come with it. Once you run out of those (at least 3 months later!), you can purchase any frangrance beads you would like seperately from her website. Try them all!
*N&J Tips:
1. Don't throw away those old beads! Save them and put in a frangrance sachet for your drawers!
2. Don't wear the jewelry in the shower, the fragrance beads aren't meant to get wet and this will allow you to have that amazing scent last as long as possible!
3. All the frangrances blend together well! So don't worry about wearing more than one bracelet at a time!

And aside from the jewelry (as if that's not enough), Lisa also offers a complete line of luxuriously scented products like "4 Set Variations" of your favorite fragrance to be worn at all different times of the day(even at bed time:), body creams, washes, scrubs and - get this - candles with actual wood burning wick's that "crackle" as they burn! A MUST for every nightstand, bathtub..anywhere!

Honestly, her products become a part of you. A crackling candle that calms you at night, a scented bracelet for an escape at any moment, the highest quality bath and body products that pamper you every morning - even on the tough ones! She's absolutely brilliant and I can't imagine a more perfect holiday gift for all the women I love in my life!


Love, R

N & J's "Giving Back"

Last night at Step Up Women's Network 'Stepping Out In The City' Event:
Patron sponsored photo shoots - they even had fur and patron bottle props!

Part of the scene downstairs - such amazing talented people!

The event at District 36 was beautiful!

Jennifer Hyman, Founder of 'Rent The Runway' speaks to everyone about starting her company and is an inspiration!
I believe it's important that women support one another and give back to great causes like this! Selfless giving not only helps others, it helps you too!
Love, R

"People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway."
-Dr. Kent M. Keith


Love, R

N & J's "Giving Back"

Tonight I'll be attending the Step Up Women's Network annual event "Stepping Up In The City" - I'm honored to be involved in helping to change the lives of women & young girls and giving back. We need to all stick together and help one another!  Below I attached some footage from last years event, I hope to get some from tonight for you!

To become more involved with SUWN, please visit their website http://www.suwn.org/

Love, R

N & J's "Rebecca Minkoff Love Affair" - Sample Sale Starts Today!

The Rebecca Minkoff sample sale is here! Nov. 16th-20th!! What gorgeous bag are you lusting after?

I went through the collection at http://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/ & fell in love with:

Circle Quilt Swing in 'Eggplant', $395

Circular Quilt iPad Case, $78

Nikki Hobo in 'Eggplant', $495

Black M.A.B Mini w/ strap, $495
Love, R

N & J's "Product of the Day"

If you're a chapstick / lipgloss / lipstick "How many can I fit in my purse" junkie like me, you'll love the new 'Green Apple' Chapstick & 'Girl Scout Cookie' Lipsmackers (obsessed w/Coconut Caramel Stripes)!

LIPSMACKER 'Coconut Caramel Stripe', http://www.lipsmacker.com/

Chapstick 'Green Apple', http://www.chapstick.com/

Love, R

N & J's "Find Your Style - $95.00 Stylish Eyeglasses!"

This is a company that sees eyeglasses a little bit differently. I recently visited Warby Parker's NYC showroom and the terms "four-eyes" and "geek" have no home here. It's all about embracing that prescription and choosing a frame that says "I'm hip, and chic, and fancy AND the life of the party..can't you tell?! Look at these glasses!" They offer free shipping and returns, and get this- an online program that allows you to virtually try on any pair you like. You aren't down with the virtual try on? No problem. Choose up to 5 pairs and they will ship them to you for free to try on at home, ship back any that don't work for free. It's a beautiful thing. And for you 20/20's out there - they offer killer sunglasses and non-prescription lenses so we can all be a part of the club.

Huxley Sandalwood Matte (optical), $95.00

Mabel Gimlet Tortoise (sunwear), $95.00
Larkin Lunar Fade (optical), $95.00

Wiloughby Tennessee Whiskey (optical), $95.00

Harry Potters of the world, unite.

Love, R

N & J's "Beauty Research"

Does the Sephora Collection "Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara" stand up to the more expensive, high-rated brands (Dior "DiorShow", Clinique "Lash Power", Lancome "Defincils", etc)?? While at Sephora today I noticed this one is a $15.00 mid-priced option that claims to do it all - volume, length, separate, curve... worth a shot for the price! I'll let you all know!

Love, R

N & J's "MUST!!!!!!!!!!"

Get up. Find keys--wallet--phone. Go to Sephora.

The Urban Decay "Naked" Eyeshadow Palette (the one Anna Wintour dies for. The top selling product EVER at Sephora) is back. Every single shadow is so rich and so gorgeous, especially my long time favorite "Sin" as a base color & for the tear ducts. This is such a great gift idea for the holidays and must for your own collection. You can do any smoky eye, daytime look, gold goddess, anything with these 12 colors. Can't love it more - go! Before they sell out!

Urban Decay "Naked" Eyeshadow Pallette, $48.00 www.sephora.com

Love, R

N & J's "Ultimate Indulgence"

N&J is in LOVE with Lisa Hoffman Beauty! Especially their exclusive scent "Tunisian Neroli" - I actually crave this scent. The 9 oz candle is luxury and a must for every beauty's nightstand...and the 4-Vial sets can be split between your favorite bags so you can smell delicious everywhere you go! www.lisahoffmanbeauty.com
♥, R

N & J's "Beautiful Memories"

Do you guys remember "Outrageous" Shampoo & Conditioner by Revlon?? I miss it! ....wish they would bring it back! What are all of your favorite shampoo/conditioner scents?

Love, R

N & J's "Halloween - Glamorous Zombies!"

This year I did Halloween "N&J" style - it was all about the makeup! I really put my makeup artistry to the test to create a "glam zombie" look for myself and a "glamorous vampire victim" for my good friend Kelley Moore (http://kelleymoorecreativemedia.blogspot.com/)

What you'll need to recreate my "Glam Zombie" look:

1. White Cream Makeup-(apply all over face with a makeup sponge) $2.99 at Rickys/Halloween store etc.
2. MAC Eyeshadow in "Carbon" - (Apply this to your cheekbone area with a blush brush - dabbing lightly and building more color as desired). This will give your cheeks a hollowed look) This color is also applied all over your eyelids and underneath your eye before applying flase lashes.
3. MAC Eyeshadow in "Shock-A-Holic" - (Apply this color also with the same blush brush over the same places you applied the "Carbon" - the combo of the black & purple is great for a dead skeleton feel! And again- this color is also applied all over your eyelid and underneath your eye before applying your false lashes.
4. Sephora Collection False Lashes in "Showstopper" - (Apply with lash glue that comes attached--if you don't know how, definitely watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_c0LI-gr64 ,$8.00 **I use the "Carbon" eyeshadow listed above as an eyeliner before/after I apply my false lashes using a MAC #209 eyeliner brush (wet the brush to make the liner darker)

5. Sephora Naano lip-liner in #5 "Native Nude" - (apply all over your lip before gloss) $5.00
6. Sephora Collection Glossy Gloss in "Creme Brulee" -(finishing touch!) $10.00
N&J tip: You can skip the white face paint and use these same products for a dramatic smoky eye!

Kelley's "Zombie Victim" look became super glamorous when we added:
1. Sephora Collection False Eyelashes in "Flair" (or any other dramatic eyelash you fall in love with) $8.00
2. Violent Lips Temporatry Lip Tattoos $15.00 at Sephora

Good luck & I hope you love it!

Love, R

N&J's "The Beautiful Business of Makeup"

I'll be doing the makeup of a special friend this weekend for a big event! Getting inspired by "eggplant" & some of Hollywood's most glamorous! Blog & pictures to come :)
Love, R