Melinda Lombardi
October 2, 2017

Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit

These are miniature versions of roller lash mascara & Nars orgasm blush

I need an easy way to keep myself fresh with small amounts of products that I need at any given time

Donna Spangler Actress & Producer

As an actress, producer & business woman, I am often on the go.  Weather it is on a formal trip or just a day trip, I need to have my beauty items handy to look & feel my best.  When we are on the road or going places where we may need to primp or completely do our makeup or freshen up, it is great to be prepared with a little beauty kit with all the essentials needed to look your best. The problem is taking everything you need in normal size containers you may need a suitcase. I have come up with a solution for this!
Donna’s on-the-go beauty kit made with samples

Beauty kit

ON THE GO BEAUTY KIT

In today’s world, we want to look our best at all times with the least amount of effort. I have come up with essentials every girl should have on hand, so you will be able to look fresh whether you are on the go, staying overnight with your boyfriend or simply need a touch up. Stash these necessities in your purse, and you will always be prepared.

I love samples. It gives me a chance to try high-end products of all sorts. Since you receive ample amounts in small packaging, you can make a full-on beauty kit to haul along in your purse. This can be very effective, especially when you may be out somewhere away from your packed arsenal of at home products.

First, you need a case for your makeshift beauty kit. It should be something you can fit easily into your purse. I used a handy foldable holder that I had received from a business flight, but you can also get a makeup holder at the 99 cents store or any drugstore. Just make sure it is somewhat flat and can be comfortably stowed in your purse.

Next comes the fun part. You need to get the ingredients to put into your kit. Take a trip to the department store and get samples of makeup base that fits your color, creams, perfumes, liner, mascara, gloss or whatever useful items you can find. I like the samples that are in flat packets because they are easy to fit into the kit. The other alternative is to have the salesperson make samples for you. High-end lines usually have tiny plastic containers the size of a quarter with tightly sealed lids that will work for your kit as well. Gather all the essentials possible in one visit.

You can also gather the beauty freebies attained through larger makeup purchases. These items tend to be smaller and can be easily stored in your kit. Figure out when makeup lines are offering free gifts, and keep track any ‘points’ you’ve accumulated (Sephora’s point system gives spectacular yet small gifts). Sephora also sells small beauty items as you are standing in line which are great for your beauty kit as there is everything from small hairspray and mascara to pint size foundation.

Add a sample perfume of your choice. I recommend a black or brown eye pencil, earth tone shadow, sample mascara (I like ARMANI – and they are small!). If desired, throw in a couple of packages of Advil for those emergency days. Remember one feminine product (tampon), and put in a flat comb and hair band so that you can tie back your hair when you wash your face. A few Q tips and cotton balls are a must – store them in a tiny sealable baggy.

Pick up some shine eraser sheets (Elf Brand makes a great one). Get a pocket-sized toothpaste and
toothbrush. I have

Dental Floss

gotten these items in hotels as well as in airline kits, or you may already have a few saved. Also add a small dental floss or put two or three dental claws into the kit.

You can also add any samples or small packed products that you think you may need. Go to the section in the drug store where they have the samples. Other items to consider are razors, baby wipe samples, mouthwash, face wash, etc

I also like collecting hotel items because they can be used in your kit. When it is put together, it should supply you with what you need for one day or night out. It is great if you are spending the night at a friend’s house and want to appear fresh without bringing a suitcase.

You can keep your kit in your purse or car so you will be prepared to look, smell and feel your best at all times. This inexpensive condensed beauty kit is incredibly handy, and you will be glad you took the time to have it constantly within your reach. Knowing you are prepared to wow in any situation will give you a priceless piece of mind.


ON-THE-GO BEAUTY KIT

6 Q tips, 2 cotton balls, samples of eye makeup remover or cream to remove makeup, and tissues (there is nothing worse than running eyes at the end of a night. These essentials can fix this pesky problem)

Put the cotton balls, Q tips and tissues into a small sealable plastic baggie

One black liner to re-apply for later

One black or brown mascara

Brown or earth toned eye shadow

Blush in your favorite color (I like NARS orgasm), brush for application

Your favorite color lip liner

Lighter lip gloss to go over liner

Add a few samples of foundation in your color and bolting powder paper

Get some perfume samples perfect for your kit

Small tube toothpaste, toothbrush, floss and gargle (Remember, these should all be sample sizes)

1 feminine product, small comb, ponytail holder and package of Advil

With this kit, you will be ready for your on-the-go life and always look your best!

There are also mini flat irons & curling that are as tiny as a few inches long.

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September 19, 2017

New York’s downtown scene, Marie-Lou & D’s flagship salon

MARIE-LOU & D

 MARIE-LOU & D

Inspired by the carefree elegance of classic French salons and the trendsetting edge found in New York’s downtown scene, Marie-Lou & D’s flagship salon is nestled in the heart of SoHo on 345 West Broadway.
Founded by Dharmendra Manwani and headed up by Creative Director Leon Gorman and Color Director Tre Wyrosdick, Marie-Lou & D is home to top European trained session stylists, colorists and beauty experts that are hot in-demand.
Marie-Lou & D’s vision is to maintain a unique salon experience for the world’s au-courant clients by offering a full-service menu in an inviting, warm atomosphere. MLD is also proud to host and support their “Beautiful Karma” program that provides education to underprivileged girls; they are invited in and taught skills in haircutting, styling, and spa servicing that offers them lifelong career paths in the bustling beauty industry.
Marie-Lou & D’s full-service menu includes:
haircare, nails,
massages and makeup application.

 MARIE-LOU & D

Click HERE to view the list of services
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August 4, 2017

Historical Highlights of Elizabeth Arden

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July 27, 2017

Now accepting entries for the Louie’s Legacy 2018 Calendar Contest!

Want to be a part of our next calendar? Does your pup have what it takes to be a star? Enter our photo contest to be considered for a month in the Louie’s Legacy Animal Rescue 2018 Calendar! Diversity is one of the most important, hotly discussed topics of the day. Louie’s Legacy hopes to bring attention to the beauty of diversity, both human and companion animal with our next calendar, set in the iconic scenery of the New York City streets. Photographer Candy Kennedy’s uniquely edgy yet soft touch offers an intimate window into the human and pet bond.

The finalist will be selected by three judges including actor/producer/philanthropist Theo Rossi and photographer Candy Kennedy.

The deadline to enter is August 4, 2017!

All pets submitted MUST be rescue pets.
Pets must also be altered unless a veterinarian’s documentation of medical waiver is provided.
There is a $25 submission fee for each pet entered or human entered, or $50 for each pet/human combo. All donations go to support the animals of Louie’s Legacy.
The winner of the contest must be able to provide their own transportation to NYC for the photo session.

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July 24, 2017

Joan Smalls Wears Bentahar!

Los Angeles, CA – July 24, 2017 – Joan Smalls wore Bentahar in an Instagram post earlier today!  The supermodel looked sultry as she posed in her Bentahar cropped hoodie (Price Available Upon Request, fayebentahar.com).

Photo Courtney of Instagram.

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June 8, 2017

Stunning Hillary Scott wearing Swarovski at the CMT Music Awards

Nashville, TN – Hillary Scott, of Lady Antebellum, attends the 2017 CMT Music Awards wearing the Hologram earrings from the Swarovski Fall/Winter 2017 Collection.

www.swarovski.com @Swarovski #BeBrilliant

Photo Credit: Michael Loccisano / Getty Images

About Swarovski

Swarovski delivers a diverse portfolio of unmatched quality, craftsmanship, and creativity. Founded in 1895 in Austria, the company designs, manufactures and markets high-quality crystals, genuine gemstones and created stones as well as finished products such as jewelry, accessories and lighting. The Swarovski Crystal Business is run by the fifth generation of family members and has a global reach with approximately 2,800 stores in around 170 countries, more than 27,000 employees, and revenue of about 2.6 billion euros in 2016.

Together with its sister companies Swarovski Optik (optical devices) and Tyrolit (abrasives), Swarovski Crystal Business forms the Swarovski Group. In 2016, the Group generated revenue of about 3.37 billion euros and employed more than 32,000 people.

A responsible relationship with people and the planet is an integral part of Swarovski’s heritage. The global Swarovski Waterschool education program has reached 461,000 children on the world’s greatest rivers, and the Swarovski Foundation, set up in 2013, works to support culture and creativity, promote wellbeing, and conserve natural resources to achieve positive social impact.

www.swarovskigroup.com

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April 19, 2017

The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay Wears Randi Rahm!

LOS ANGELES – April 19, 2017 –  The Bachelorette’s Rachel Lindsay wore a custom made ‘red rose’ inspired Randi Rahm red chiffon and tulle gown for the official portrait revealed yesterday for the new season.  Show stylist Cary Fetman has hinted that Lindsay may be wearing additional Randi Rahm designs during the upcoming series that premieres May 22. In addition, Randi Rahm has recreated the red rose inspired gown in white for her upcoming bridal collection.  www.randirahm.com).

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March 6, 2017

Kelsea Ballerini’s and Christina Milian’s iHeartRadio Music Awards Looks!

INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Kelsea Ballerini attends the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

INGLEWOOD, CA – MARCH 05: Kelsea Ballerini attends the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES – March 5, 2017 – Kelsea Ballerini was photographed carrying Tyler Ellis and Christina Milian wore 21HM to the iHeartRadio Music Awards earlier today. Country star Kelsea Ballerini accented her sequin jumpsuit with a Tyler Ellis Mini Perry Clutch in Black (price available upon request, www.tylerellis.com), while Christina Milian hosted from the red carpet in a silver mini and the 21HM Mia Ring ($60, www.21hmboutique.com).
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February 27, 2017

Busy Philipps Glamorous look at the 2017 Oscars

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Celebrity Makeup Artist Kindra Mann worked with Busy Philipps for tonight’sred carpet. Below is how to get the look from Kindra.

Inspiration: Kindra was inspired by Busy’s deep green velvet Elizabeth Kennedy gown with sheer simple cut-outs. To complement the color of the dress and her sleek, straight hair, Kindra wanted to accentuate the eyes keeping it fresh with a hint of glamour.
Face: The glam session started off by prepping Busy’s skin with Avon nutraeffects Radiance Day Cream, to give it a luminous glow. Kindra then used Avon Extra Lasting Cream-to-Powder Foundation in Medium Beige to even out Busy’s complexion. On the cheeks, she used Avon True Color Luminous Blush in Coral Radiance for a shimmery peach pop to warm up the look.

Brows and Eyes: To keep the eyes looking simple yet romantic, Kindra kept the base shadow soft by using a wash of a light beige (shade #1) from Avon True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Latte. She then applied a warm green (shade #4) from Avon True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad in Emerald Cut to the lid and into the crease, using a slightly damp angled brush; this created the defused winged liner effect. To give the eyes a bit more sparkle, Kindra used Avon Extra Lasting Eyeshadow Ink in Gold Gleam on the inner corner of the eye and slightly underneath the lower lash line mixed with the green shadow. To finish off the eyes, she brushed Busy’s brows in place and added a few coats of NEW Avon True Color SuperExtend Nourishing Mascara in Black to her lashes.

Lips: To complete the look, Kindra applied NEW Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Melon, which perfectly complemented the peachy hue on Busy’s cheeks.
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February 26, 2017

Chelsey Crisp Wears Randi Rahm!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 19:  Actress Chelsey Crisp attends the 2017 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by J. Countess/WireImage)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 19: Actress Chelsey Crisp attends the 2017 Writers Guild Awards L.A. Ceremony at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 19, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by J. Countess/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES –  February 20, 2017 – Chelsey Crisp wore Randi Rahm to the Writers Guild Awards Ceremony last night in Los Angeles. The Fresh Off The Boat actress looked stunning in a delicate leaf applique Randi Rahm black cocktail gown (www.randirahm.com) and accented her look with a Tyler Ellis Black Satin Lee Clutch (price available upon request, www.tylerellis.com).

Photo credit Getty Images

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