1. Glam Squad

    Glam Squad Review by Fashionable Hostess 1

    This Valentine’s Day was slightly different than most… it happened to coincide with my sister-in-law’s 21st birthday, so she and my in-laws flew to New York to celebrate the occasion, booking a fancy dinner reservation at Il Mulino {seriously the most delicious Italian restaurant in the East Village}. While we wanted to get all dolled up for the special night, my in-laws weren’t keen on the idea of leaving the kids given that they don’t see them as often as they like. I had been hearing tons about GLAMSQUAD {a service where professional hair and makeup artists come to your home to get you prepped, hair for $50, makeup for $75}, so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. We could get done up in the comforts of my home {have the kids rummaging around all the while!}, I could put out my usual FH spread of cheese and champagne for us to enjoy… essentially it would be the best of both worlds… So we gave it a try, and man we LOVED it.

    My sister-in-law went with a Kardashian inspired cat eye and smooth wave, while I opted for beachy waves and a bright red lip. My mother-in-law who doesn’t even usually wear too much makeup loved that she looked ‘enhanced’ natural! Ok so here is the BEST PART!!!! GLAMSQUAD is offering my readers a COMPLIMENTAY blowout!! See below for how you sign up to redeem!

    About Glam Squad and How it works by Fashionable Hostess

    To book GLAMSQUAD, you simply download the GLAMSQUAD App to a smartphone or visit GLAMSQUAD.com to book an appointment. You input the desired appointment day and time up to ten days in advance or in as little as one hour, then browse signature styles from the GLAMSQUAD inspirational menu. Enter your credit card info to pay and you are done. Come your appointment time, you should be ready with washed hair and stylists arrive with products to style {Kérastase being my favorite!!}, and makeup galore.

    Ready to give it a try and redeem your FREE Blowout? Download the GLAMSQUAD app and enter invite code FHxGLAM *

    I am excited for you guys to get gorgeous!!

    *Valid for new users only // Must book on the GLAMSQUAD iOS app // Enter invite code by 3/30/15 to redeem // GLAMSQUAD is currently available in New York, LA, and Miami

    Glam Squad Review by Fashionable Hostess

    Thank you to GLAMSQUAD for sponsoring this post.

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  2. Backstage Beauty Recap from New York Fashion Week

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    This past week I got to head backstage with Beauty.com as their team prepped for some of the most coveted fashion shows of New York Fashion Week 2015. So today I wanted to share the hottest products, hair styles, and nail colors taking place backstage, PLUS step by step details for how the experts created these looks! Here’s a look behind-the-scenes at some of my favorite shows…

    MILLY  // Inspiration: “70’s of the future” // See the Look here.

    HAIR {Hair: Recine for Beauty.com using PHYTO}

    SKINCARE {Makeup Artist: Romy Soleimani using Jurlique for Beauty.com}

    MAKEUP {Makeup Artist: Romy Soleimani using Kevyn Aucoin for Beauty.com}

    NAILS {Nail: Nonie Creme using Colour Prevails}

    • One coat of Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Lacquer in Mr. Right

    THAKOON  // Inspiration: A strong slicked part // See the Look here.

    HAIR {Hair: Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris}

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    HONOR  // Inspiration: A classic Catherine Deneuve look with a bit of an updated 70’s reference for the hair. Girly and whimsical elements at play // See the Look here.

    HAIR {Hair: James Pecis for Beauty.com using PHYTO}

    SKINCARE {Makeup Artist: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com using bliss}

    MAKEUP {Makeup Artist: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com using Kevyn Aucoin Cosmetics}

    NAILS {Nails: Nonie Creme using Colour Prevails}

    • Apply two coats of Nonie Crème Colour Prevails Nail Lacquer in Party Girl

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    LELA ROSE  // Inspiration: A nod to the American West // See the Look here.

    SKINCARE {Makeup Artist: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com using Kevyn Aucoin and Darphin}

    MAKEUP {Makeup Artist: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com using Kevyn Aucoin and Darphin}

    HAIR {Hair: Esther Langham for Beauty.com using Alterna}

    NAILS {Nails: Nonie Creme for Beauty.com using Colour Prevails}

    • Apply two coats of Nonie Crème Colour prevails in Mr. Big

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  3. Natural Aromatherapy Essential Oils: 21 Drops

    21 Drops Oils

    Ever since I got pregnant for the first time I have gradually changed my lifestyle to become healthier. I gave up artificial sweeteners {I cannot believe I used to use 2 and a half splendas in my coffee and now use none!}, I started eating primarily organic {check out this FH post where I got advice on what organic foods are most important to splurge on}, and I swapped as many over the counter medicines for all natural remedies as possible. Three years ago if a headache or migraine hit, I immediately ran for 2 tylenol and a can of soda to wash it down {oh, I now maybe drink 1 soda a month… another thing I gave up!}. More recently when a headache hits I try a variety of natural remedies like massages {a huge perk of living in New York City where every local nail salon offers 10 minute massages for $15}, herbal teas, and 21 Drops aromatherapy oils.

    If you are not familiar with 21 Drops then I am excited to introduce you because my cousin Cary, a Licensed Massage Therapist and certified Aromatherapist, is the founder. 21 Drops is a collection of aromatherapy oils made from 100 percent natural essential oil blends sourced from either wild-crafted or organically grown plants. They have formulas for sleep, headache, de-stress, and invigorate {my four favorite} but also equally as popular are the decongest, immunity, and detox! From ailments to overall healthy living, they can be used daily!

    21 Drops All Natural Headache Oil

    To use the drops, simply pick your oil {check out options here or even better are their sets} and dab a few drops of oil whenever you need a mood enhancer. From your temples, back and sides of your neck, collarbone, to right under your nose, each one comes with directions for the best method. Simply breathe in deeply and take in the soothing aromas to begin the healing process.

    I was beyond thrilled when my cousin told me I could even rub a bit of the ‘sleep’ oil on Baby Brooks’ feet at night {he is not a great sleeper} or that I could rub a bit of the ‘focus’ on my temples rather than that extra afternoon coffee! So for those of you out there who are hunting for a new healthy and all-natural way to heal or simply enhance your well-being, I recommend you check these out!

    21 Drops Oils on Fashionable Hostess

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