1. Frette Bath Linens

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    I am loving spending time in my new bathroom… a vanity area to prep for my day, natural light from my large window, counter space to lay out my makeup… it’s amazing how you truly appreciate these things after living in tight bathrooms with minimal counter space {or any space for that matter} in New York City!

    For today’s post I partnered with a brand that’s quite familiar with the idea of enjoying life’s small luxuries, Frette. Frette is one of the world’s leading fine linen brands, with bed and bath linens that can be found in some of the world’s most prestigious hotels, homes, and stores. When we spoke about partnering I knew their towels would be my dream finishing touch to make this space my mini sanctuary of relaxation.

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    Because I have been sharing my home updates, I figured I should share how I transformed this space to start. {No, it did not look exactly like this when we bought the house…while we didn’t move the countertops or change the hardware… we did give the bathroom a nice “facelift.”} The mini makeover consisted of replacing the sconces {which I got from Worlds Away}, the mirrors {which I got from Gabby}, cabinet knobs {which I got from Bathroom Unique}, and painting the cabinetry and walls {with paint from Benjamin Moore}.

    Personalizing the space to become my mini haven meant incorporating Frette’s plush terry bath sheets {which are about twice the size of any normal towel}. Then merchandising a dish of my favorite summer perfumes {the newest being Figue eu de Perfume from Calypso St Barths}, purchasing a funky vanity stool {which I was thrilled to come across at HomeGoods}, and of course displaying the prettiest pink roses throughout. Welcome to my happy place!

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  2. Glam Squad

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    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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  3. 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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