Exclusive Invite: Beauty Buster Skincare Launch at Lips on April 28th

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Will you be able to join us on Monday April 28th for the official launch of Beauty Buster Skincare by award winning esthetician, author, makeup artist and Women’s Mafia contributor Lora “the Beauty Buster”?

Women’s Mafia guests will enjoy mini spa treatments, live entertainment with our special celebrity hosts, a Milagros Tequila bar, Lips signature Frozen Cosmos made with local Adirondack Distilling Co. Vodka, coveted gift bags with the new all natural skincare line and much more!
Monday April 28th 7-10pm
Lips Restaurant, 227 East 56th Street, NYC.
RSVP (required!): Marcy@yellowskyagency.com

“Strength In Beauty”

Lora Condon “The Beauty Buster” is an award winning esthetician and author who has appeared on Dr. Oz, The New York Times, the NY Daily News, American Spa, Better TV and numerous other outlets. Come celebrate the launch of her new all-natural skincare line. Guests will enjoy mini spa treatments, gift bags, and live entertainment featuring “AllBeefPatty” of America’s Got Talent and more!

Lora’s Beauty Buster Skincare will be donating 10% of proceeds to charities benefiting military families. Celebrity faces of the new line include Miss Kansas Theresa Vail, Fitness Expert NikkiFitness, motivational speaker and former Marine Rachel Luna, and Actor and US Army Reserve SPC Justin Michael.

For more details about celebrity esthetician, makeup artist and author Lora “The Beauty Buster” visit: www.thebeautybuster.com/home.

Lora “The Beauty Buster” Hosts the 2013 Beauty Buster Awards

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Winners Include Teresa Giudice’s Milania Haircare, Xtreme Lashes, Shea Moisture, American Spa Magazine and many more

On Wednesday July 31st celeb esthetician, makeup artist and beauty consumer advocate Lora Condon hosted “The Beauty Buster Awards” in Manhattan at Lexington Plastic Surgeons and Next Vanity Salon. Condon is known as a “pitbull” of the beauty industry and for her tireless consumer advocacy work and for providing exceptional and innovative spa services. With over 15 years in the beauty and spa industry, it is no wonder Dr. Oz he called her the “ultimate beauty insider.” The Beauty Buster Awards are an expression of her commitment to excellence in skincare, haircare and cosmetics.

Teresa Giudice attended the event, which was quite notable as it was her first public appearance after being indicted. Her appearance caused quite a stir at the event, with event host and “Beauty Buster” Lora Condon noting: “Everyone was very surprised to see her there, but definitely excited. Teresa Giudice was gracious and took time to take pictures with all the guests at the Beauty Buster Awards. Her acceptance speech for Youthful 8 Milania Hair Care was extremely passionate and even told how she came about developing the product with her hairstylist.”

The Beauty Buster Awards brought together many of the renowned names in the beauty industry who will be featured in the sequel to Lora’s popular memoir and beauty tome SPA WARS. The new edition, entitled SPA WARS: True Stories From The Beauty Industries Front Lines, will feature stories from celebrity makeup artists, hair stylists for stage and screen, cosmetic visionaries and spa owners. Celebrity interviewer Stephen Marinaro, TheSalonGuy interviewed VIP guests and winners all night including Winner Teresa Guidice, Beauty Accessory Winner Satin Van Cleef, Presenter and spa owner Enrique Ramirez, and Winner Dima Mousselli for Xtreme Lashes. Celebrity Makeup Artist Troy Edwards, celebrity Stylist Ianthe Foushee, Brow Artist Sara Kosmyna, television personality DeeDee Benkie and other VIP’s also joined in the festivities.

Lora Condon with Satin Van Cleef of Vienna Victoria

Television commentator DeeDee Benkie presenting the award for Best Lash Extensions to Dima Mousselli accepting for Xtreme Lashes.

Full List of Winners:

Overall Best Skincare – Control Corrective – www.controlcorrective.com The most effective non-prescription medical skin care line on the market

Best Sunscreen – Control Corrective Aroma Matte Day Cream SPF 30 www.controlcorrective.com It really is matte, long lasting and anti-aging.

Best Body Moisturizer – Shea Moisture – Organic Raw Shea Butter Baby Eczema Therapy –www.sheamoisture.com The best thing I’ve ever found in Target! This dense balm is healing, soothing. If it’s good enough for a babies skin, it’s good enough for mine.

Best Nail Polish – Del Sol Color Change – www.delsol.com So much fun to wear and see how it becomes a completely different color in the sun.  Perfect when you don’t have time to change your nail color from day to night!

Best Nail Appliques – OPI Peel Trend Tips, Real Lacquer Strips – www.sephora.com These strips are very long lasting and higher end looking than a basic nail design.  Perfect for people that don’t have time to wait for their nails to dry.

Best Overall Hair Care – Davines –www.davines.com The LOVE line is perfect for colored and damaged hair.

Best Specialty Hair Products– Youthful 8 Milania Hair Care – www.milaniahaircare.com These  3 hair healing products will revolutionize your hair, save it from breaking, frizzing and further damage.  Every girl must have these if they blow-dry, flat-iron, color or straighten their hair.

Best Airbrush Makeup – Temptu – www.temptu.com Temptu is the industry leader for airbrush makeup in Hollywood and the best makeup artists in the world.  Once you airbrush, you can never go back.

Best Overall Makeup – Makeup Forever – www.makeupforeverusa.com/mufe. MUFE really delivers high impact colors, pigment and coverage.

Best Spa Trade Magazine  – American Spa Magazine – www.spatrade.com/americanspa. The best way for professional spa owners and therapists to stay ahead of the curve and competition.

Best Spa Consumer Magazine  –Spa Finder – www.spafinder.com A leader in bringing wellness to the spa and educating consumers on what to expect at the best spas or the spa around the corner. Beautiful pictures of places I’ll never be able to afford to go!

Best Lip Treatment  –Herbalife – Lip Refiner SPF 15 –www.goherbalife.com/celebrityweightloss This has a slight plumping, which feels refreshing. It’s so effective, you don’t have to keep reapplying it all day long and of course the SPF clinches this award.

Best Mens Fragrance – FRESH – Cannibis Santal Eau De Parfum – www.fresh.com – Sexy, smoky and oh la, la!  Every man loves this fragrance and every woman loves it on them.

Best Womens Fragrance – Ivanka Trump – www.ivankatrumpfragrance.com Another instant classic from my style heroine! A little sweet, a little smoky and a little powder that works for any occasion

Best Tweezers – Anastasia – www.anastasia.net No hair will left behind!

Best Eyelash Extensions – Jo Mouselli Xtreme –www.xtremelashes.com. The safest glue, best training and the answer to most of life’s problems is lashes!

Lora with Dima Mousselli of Xtreme Lashes and TV Personality DeeDee Benkie photo by Lora Warnick

Best Body Bronzer – Scott Barnes Body Bling – www.ScottBarnes.com. Body Bling is the reason behind JLO’s glow, need I say more?

Best Glitter Makeup – Eye Kandy- www.eyekandycosmetics.com A Jersey girls dream come true. Finally a glitter that stays on all night while fist pumping in the club.

Best Spa Music – Paradise Music – www.paradisemusic.us.com – If you can’t hit the spa, make sure to pick up a few CD’s from their collection to distress, focus and breathe deeply.

Best Ingestible Tinctures – Medicine of the People www.medicineofthepeople.net

From appetite suppressants to liver cleansing, these are safe, all-natural and made in the U.S.A. by Navajo Indians in Arizona.

Best Sore Muscle/Joint Oil – Medicine of the People – Sore Joint Massage Oil – medicineofthepeople.net A miracle for sore muscles, tight shoulders and tired feet.

Industry Visionary Leader – Spa Week www.spaweek.comSpa Week was able to allow the general non-spa going public, hit the spas and try treatments they might never experience. It was so successful, us spa junkies started to go to multiple spas in one week. Genius!

Best Scar Repair Treatment – Keloid Care by Dr. Michael Jones. www.lexingtonplasticsurgeons.com No one wants unsightly scars and this cream makes them disappear or diminish to the point that you can feel confident showing as much skin as possible!

Lora Condon with Genevieve Malandra representing Lexington Plastic Surgeons and Keloid Care

Best Beauty Accessory – Vienna Victoria www.viennavictoria.com
A genius idea where your makeup is secretly housed in a piece of Swarovski jewelry.

Attendees enjoyed treats by Posh Pop Cupcakes and fabulous gift bags featuring award-winning product lines to celebrate with the winners. Phase 3 Recovery provided liquid energy and Grace Forster and Karen Biehl of Doggie Moms attended as did EricAndrewNYCSocialite.

Lora Condon with our cupcake sponsor Posh Pop Bakeshop

As a professional makeup artist, a licensed esthetician and the owner of “Magic Hands Skin and Body Spa” in New Jersey and Manhattan, Lora Condon has won 5 awards for her work including “Best Facial” and “Best Treatment” in the National SPA WEEK Awards. As a makeup artist, Lora’s work has appeared in publications such as, Ladies Home Journal, The New York Times, Time Out New York and in spots for Good Morning America, The View, Larry King, CNN, Fox News and ESPN. She is known as the “Lash Dr.” among her celebrity and socialite clientele and she is New York’s premier Xtreme Lash technician, giving mega-watt lash extensions to an elite group. Lora also honed her skills for the perfect brow under “brow guru” Anastasia of Beverly Hills and had the honor of being the New 2012 Pick for Brows in NJ by InStyle Magazine.

In 2012 Lora authored Spa Wars: The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry, which brings together her funniest true stories and professional insight gleamed from over 15 years in the industry. Spa Wars received rave reviews and write-ups in the New York Times, New York Magazine, American Spa, Better TV, About.com, Spa Finder and numerous other outlets. The first edition of SPA WARS is available at Barnes & Noble, www.bn.com and Amazon. The new edition of SPA WARS, entitled SPA WARS: True Stories From The Beauty Industries Front Lines is accepting submissions now from beauty industry professionals and is slated for release in early 2014. For more information on Lora, her services, books and events visit www.makeupwithme.com and www.thelashdr.com.

Brow Artist Sara Kosmyna and Kara from Celebrity Hairstyles

TheSalonGuy Stephen Marinaro and Enrique Ramirez
Teresa Giudice with Stephen "TheSalonGuy"

Oscar Beauty Tips: The Rule of Three

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Rooney Mara rocking the rule of three

by Lora Condon “The Beauty Buster”
Award Winning Esthetician and Makeup artist for GMA, Film and Print

The ultimate night for elegant and classic beauty is the Academy Awards. The Oscars is the one night where celebrities go all out in making sure everything is perfect. They’re stitched into their dresses with millions of dollars in diamonds around their neck, perfectly coiffed hair, and of course flawless makeup over glowing skin.

Let’s face it, the average woman does not have a team of well paid professionals putting them together every time they step out of their front door. Achieving an Academy Award winning look for beauty, may be much easier than you think, with a few easy steps.

I like to call it the Rule of 3. There are 3 major points on the face that people notice first and make your face look balanced and beautiful. The 3 major points are brows, eyes and lips. Correctly accentuating these 3 points can easily give you a va-va voom look.

Strong brows are a must to frame your face, make you look younger, give you an instant eye lift as well as give expression to your whole face. I suggest getting a professional opinion, take before and after pictures after they’re filled in because it’s almost impossible to see yourself objectively in the mirror. It may take a while to get used to having your brows filled in, but once you do, you’ll feel naked without them!  Google celebrity brows and get a good laugh over some of the really bad brows.

The second point is of course eyes. Long eyelashes and strategically placed liner will captivate your audience. If you use lashes, I recommend eyelash extensions for the most natural but glamorous look that can work just as well for everyday glam. Using cluster lashes instead of strip lashes is my favorite natural false lash look. They’re more natural, no poking or coming off at the corners of the eyes.

A dark green or royal blue THIN eyeliner extended a little bit past the corner of the eye will make eyes pop and pretty much go with any outfit and skin color.  Use an angle brush and press the liner into the base of the lash line so you can let the lashes do the talking for your eyes.

Viola Davis worked thin green eyeliner right

The lips can be the most difficult because it is imperative to choose a color that has the right undertone.  Bold is better when going for award winning lips and it’s all about the undertone of the color you choose. Take into consideration the natural color of your lips and how the lipstick may change after an hour. With darker colors, I like to fill in my lips with a lip pencil and put a gloss over it. Many times the lip liner lasts longer and is the perfect color.

Anne Hathaway's famous bold red lip

Always remember the rule of 3 and experiment! Take pictures and have friends give suggestions.  Find a pretty dress and start writing your acceptance speech for Most Beautiful!

Milla Jovovich, working all her angles and the rule of three

Event Recap: REFRESH, the NYFW Fashion & Beauty Retreat

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Model Constance Zheng relaxing between takes

During the first two days of Fashion Week, February 7th and 8th, the Women’s Mafia and ThatGirlAtTheParty.com hosted, in conjunction with Yellow Sky Agency PR, the premier fashion and beauty lounge. Situated in a sun-lit studio at the Kaufman Music Center, just two short blocks from Lincoln Center and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the first bi-annual Refresh Lounge was a relaxing oasis for busy fashion editors, celebrities, bloggers, stylists and key trendsetters to recharge, refresh their look with and discover exciting fashion and beauty brands outside of the tents.

(Spa Owner and Beauty Expert Lora Condon [left] with Keisha from Patrick Wellington Salon [right])

Gretel-Ann of TLC's Next Great Baker

In keeping with the theme “Rejuvenate and Recharge” the guests were greeted with a warm cup of tea from Le Palais Des Thes Tea and a scrumptious cupcake prepared by Gretel-Ann of TLC’s “Next Great Baker” and Cupps Cafe.  As the featured fashion designer, Dore Designs Couture previewed their new evening gown collection. Dore Designs head designer and CEO Dawn Smart was on hand to discuss the line with the fashion editors and bloggers in attendance.

The fortunate guests were then able to enjoy a brow treatment or Aroma-Reiki healing spa treatment from celeb esthetician Lora Condon aka “the Beauty Buster” and author of the book Spa Wars, consult with our Fitness Expert Stacie Smeal, get their hair blown and styled by Keisha from Wellington Hair Spa with products from official hair sponsor Dr. Miracle’s and have makeup touch-ups provided by LiSi Cosmetics makeup artist Nixie Ramirez. DJ Sharri Model provided an upbeat mix of chill and hip hop, further adding to the rejuvenating ambience of the lounge. Guests went home with gift bags featuring Dr. Miracle’s, Body Brite, ID Pop Shop and Magic Hands Skin and Body.

In Dore Designs Couture capsule presentations styled by celeb and Royal stylist Engie Hassan, top models such as Brett O’Conner, Constance Zheng, Myranda Berner and Juliana Harris, modeled some of the glamorous gowns by the famous atelier. Dore Designs is well known for dressing the stars of “So You Think You Can Dance,” Olympic ice dancers and the 44 top professional ballroom dance couples in the world. Featuring hand-painting, dramatic cut-outs, luxurious Italian stretch crepe and genuine Swarovski elements the gowns wowed guests who snapped photos all day long. Engie, who plans on bringing some of the gowns to LA to dress her Oscar clients, noted that the intimate presentation allowed the press and prospective clients to engage with the collection and see the gowns’ detailed artwork up close.

LiSi cosmetics founder Lisa Hill noted: “We loved having our makeup artist Nixie work on both the presentation models and press guests at the lounge, the pictures and personal connections we made at the lounge will last far beyond New York Fashion Week and help us further our reputation as a high fashion makeup brand.”

With 200 fashion editors, bloggers, and other VIP fashion week attendees passing through the lounge,  brands received major fashion week exposure. Social Media also played a major part in the Refresh Lounge with attendees tweeting and instagramming throughout the event.

“Even snowstorm Nemo could not keep the guests away and we did our best to make sure that each visitor to the lounge had a relaxing and fun time right till the very end with blowouts, tea and cupcakes provided till the final minutes,” stated lounge co-producer and co-host, Courtney Henley, Editor-In-Chief of That Girl At The Party, “With the buzz about the venue and the lounge, the plan is to make the Refresh Lounge, a regular Fashion Week fixture and include more brands and amenities each season.  We started small but because of our proximity to the Tents, there are already potential sponsors and exhibitors lnquiring about September.”

“Taking care of guests to the Refresh lounge and helping our sponsors make meaningful connections to the press was the goal of the event,” states co-host Marcy Clark, President of Yellow Sky Agency PR and founder of The Women’s Mafia. “We received feedback from the press afterwards that the spacious, relaxed lounge was the ideal way for them to meet our talented event partners and experience their products and services in a personalized, intimate way.”

For further press information about the Refresh FW2013 lounge sponsors and planning your next Fashion Week event contact: Marcy@yellowskyagency.com

Dore Designs Couture Designer Dawn Smart being prepped for an interview
Celebrity Interviewer Cognac Wellerlane preparing to interview Dawn Smart of Dore Designs Couture
The hair team from Patrick Wellington Hair Spa Using Dr. Miracle's product with guests of the press lounge
Models fresh from the Project Runway show recharged and rejuvenated at the VIP lounge

Models with Women's Mafia fave DJ Sharri Model at the press lounge

Engie live-styling the presentation for Dore Designs Couture
Fitness Expert Stacie Smeal (left) talking wellness and beauty with award-winning esthetician and makeup artist Lora Condon
Designer Dawn Smart with Baker Gretel-Ann and producer Alvin Calo
Stylist Patricia Parenti and TV Interviewer Cognac Wellerlane
Editors visiting the Dore Designs pop up boutique at New York Fashion Week
Models fresh from the pop-up salon by Dr. Miracle's and Patrick Wellington Hair Spa

FRAME THE FACE: Jan 22nd Brow & Makeover Event by Lora “The Beauty Buster” and Lisi Cosmetics

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Our celeb beauty expert and Women’s Mafia contributor Lora Condon is hosting an amazing event with the exciting new cosmetics company LiSi Cosmetics at their new flagship store (741 Broadway at 8th Street). Lora, who recently was recognized as InStyle’s new 2012 Pick for Brows, will be doing expert Brow Shaping and consulting with editors and Women’s Mafia members on how to best frame their face, and LiSi Cosmetics will be completing the look with makeup applications designed to play up the eyes and finish a truly glam look. Would you like to join us? Oh, and don’t forget cocktails and unforgettable GIFT BAGS!

RSVP and Make an Appointment request (while available) with Marcy Clark at Marcy@yellowskyagency.com.
$20 special for Brow Shaping with Lora and Makeovers Complimentary. Few Appointments left!

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Spa Grand Opening: Magic Hands Skin & Body Now in Westfield

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Please accept our exclusive invitation for the Grand Opening of Magic Hands Skin & Body in it’s new location in Westfield at Salon 1100. This VIP event will include entertainment, a fashion presentation, complimentary services, refreshments and deluxe gift bags.

This award-winning spa, which recently expended into Manhattan as well as Westfield, will be offering 24 hour concierge appointments as well as including wellness consultations in a relaxed, nourishing Spa setting.

Grand Opening of Magic Hands Skin & Body
Monday May 7th – 6-9pm
New Westfield Location at Salon 1100
1100 South Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090
Now Introducing 24 Hour Concierge Appointments!     973.715.3826

Hosted by Lora Condon, Award Winning Celebrity Esthetician and Author of “SPA WARS The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry”

  • Live Performance by Tap Dancer and R&B Artist AC Lincoln
  • Summer Trends Fashion Presentation by Engie Hassan of EngieStyle
  • Healthy Indulgences From Herbalife
  • Italian Savories from Cioffi’s
  • Chair Massages
  • Free Wellness Profiles and Entry Into Our Weight Loss Kick Off
  • Charity Raffle Prizes All Evening
  • Deluxe Gift Bags With Discounts of Future Services

RSVP to Marcy Clark at: rsvp@yellowskyagency.com or call 212.729.9619

Dress Code: Jersey Chic

VIP Guests including celebrity stylists “The Salon Guy” Stephen Marinaro, Jason Hayes (Carrie Diaries, SNL, Gossip Girl), Ianthe Foushee, Eric Alt and many more!

For The Trade: Discount membership for the New Jersey Beauty and Wellness Professionals Association

Sinful Sunday Spa Days! Starting March 18th

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Beginning Sunday March 18th Lora Condon, the National SPA WEEK Award-Winner for Best Facial and acclaimed “Lash Dr.” will be offering weekly specials every Sunday at her new Chelsea Location.

Specials include $100 off Lash Extensions (Normally $300) and 30% off her custom Anti-Aging Facial featuring: an anti-aging peel, reiki therapy, a Young Living essential oil treatment for the back, and an arm and hand massage.

Sunday’s 11am – 7pm.
Call for appts. 973.715.3826
20 West 20th Street Suite 603, NYC.

The Pre-Oscar Beauty Secrets of the Stars

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How Celebs Get The Red Carpet Look & How You Can Create It at Home

By Marcy Clark
As we approach the Oscars this weekend, seasoned celebs are already beginning their Red Carpet beauty routine for the big day. Lora Condon, a professional makeup artist and licensed esthetician, is a sought after beauty expert. As a 15 year veteran of the Beauty Industry, and the author of “Spa Wars: The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry,” Lora knows first-hand how many skilled hands it takes to get an A-List celeb like Reese Witherspoon or Michelle Williams Red Carpet Ready.

For the benefit of those of us with charity events, office parties and very special days of our own coming up (or maybe you are going to the Oscar’s too?!), Lora shares the celebs Red Carpet tricks of the trade:

Shimmering Skin – It all starts with soft, hydrated and glowing skin, and the best way to accomplish that is with a sugar scrub.  Phoenix Rising, All Natural Skin Care, has a healing sugar scrub that is marinated in luxurious natural oils that leave your skin, oh, so touchable. www.phoenixrisingskincare.com Next I recommend applying Body Bling. Lots of celebs use spray tans, but Christina Aguilera can tell you how that can go wrong. Scott Barnes, the make-up artist for JLO, developed Body Bling, the world famous instant tan and shimmer in one.  This cream looks beautiful on every skin type and can even be used as a blush.  It’s also incredible at fixing and blending self-tanning mistakes.  The best part is that it washes right off when you have to go back to reality. www.scottbarnes.com

Give Good Face – As the winner of the SPA WEEK award for Best Facial 3 times now, Lora knows what goes into a great facial. Her number one tip is to use hot moist towels rather than steam. Too much steam can make the skin irritated, red, more sensitive, flushed and dehydrated. This is the reason that people are often red and blotchy after a facial. Some estheticians say the reason for steaming the skin is to open the pores. This is false. Pores do not open or close like gills on our face. This is a lie that salespeople made up to sell products like toners. Steam or warm, moist heat is used to soften the dead skin cells and should not be used for more than three minutes far away from the skin in order to make the skin pliable enough for extractions. Warm, moist towels are the perfect way to achieve the same result without irritating the skin. Lora is also a Reiki Master and very practiced with her hands so she know how to make every facial relaxing and healing overall, even if extractions are required. If your facial isn’t at least somewhat relaxing, go to someone else. Being relaxed means being beautiful. Lora recommends a facial about 2 or 3 days before a big event. www.makeupwithme.com

Lash Extensions – Lash Extensions are an easy way to look great 24/7 and a staple of Red Carpets, Film sets and Broadway Stages. Celebs love Lash extensions because they are like a mini eyelift and immediately make you look younger and fresher. Many of Lora’s clients noticed that it takes the precision of a skilled surgeon to properly apply individual lashes. They started calling her the “Lash Doctor” and the name really describes the technical ability needed for the perfect lash application. If you only try one Oscar Beauty Trend, this is one you don’t want to miss out on. If you can’t come see Lora in New York or New Jersey, then make sure to see another certified Xtreme Lash professional. www.thelashdr.com

Pearly Whites – White teeth project a youthful, healthy image. Most celebs go for professional whitening. Whiter Image has a great in-salon teeth whitening where you get about 6 shades whiter in 45 minutes. You won’t get fluorescent white which looks really strange, just pearly white. You can also do it in fifteen minute intervals which is great for those short on time, money or pain tolerance. For an At-Home solution Whiter Image’s Chic-Flic, is a rhinestone studded, teeth whitening pen and lip plumping gloss in a convenient dual ended brush that fits perfectly into any clutch.   www.whiterimage.com

Airbrush – Airbush makeup is what the pro’s use because it gives the most even and thorough coverage and hides imperfections. If you have steady hands and want the look at home I recommend investing in Stream Cosmetics as the best laymen’s airbrush system. It is very easy to use with three pressure settings so you don’t have to know the p.s.i. needed like professionals do. There is a ton of education provided to the consumer, which includes a DVD, online tutorials and distributors who will come to your house to help you. Yes, this is a company that has distributors and I loved the product so much, I became a distributor. They also have personal airbrush tanning systems that give the most beautiful color. www.streamcosmetics.com/lora

Red Carpet Workout – Lora’s friend Nikki of NikkiFitness is a dynamic trainer famous for her Red Carpet Runway workout and she shares her top tips: “My tip for red carpet arms is to do three sets in a row that work one muscle group, then do a cardio interval. Then move on to the other sets. For example I will do stains triceps presses, then bent kickbacks, then triceps push ups, then revolving cardio lunges with a kickback.” She calls that quick and effective set “Impressive Arms and Camera Kickbacks.” www.redcarpetrunway.com/shop/accessories/nikkifitness-red-carpet-runway-workout

Red Carpet Diet – Celebs know how to eat healthy and light the day of, and at least a few days before, a big event. The biggest trick is – DO EAT. Fainting and loud stomach rumbling aren’t sexy. Lora recommends lean protein with some non-bloating vegetables for even-keeled, sustainable energy. And whether you are at the Oscars or at your work event, avoid too many sugary drinks – they go down faster and get you drunk quicker. You don’t want to lose your cool when your boss congratulates you for your stellar sales numbers or become a sobbing mess when you accept your award for “Best Punctuality.”

Lora Condon
“The Beauty Buster” and “The Lash Dr.”
4 Time National SPA WEEK Award Winner
Author of SPA WARS: The Ugly Truth About The Beauty Industry


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Get your MAKE – UP done by Celeb Make Up Artist and “Lash Doctor” LORA CONDON! Appointments from 1pm – 7pm!

Makeovers starting at $100! Glam Lashes Extensions starting at $95!

(Lash Extensions also available on Friday December 30th, call Salon for more details!)

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A Jersey Girl’s Holiday Beauty Secrets – Gifts For Nearly Every Girl On your List

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Our good friend and contributor Lora Condon, the National Award winning New Jersey esthetician and “Lash Dr.” dished with us this week about what every true Jersey Girl (and there is one in all of us – even in swanky Manhattan) wants to wear and receive this holiday season. A real Jersey girl knows exactly what she wants and it usually includes some form of glitter, shimmer and glow! Fortunately, companies have caught on and now you can unleash your inner Jersey girl and have an over-the-top holiday with these must have gift items. Lora, who is also the author of the hilarious and jaw-dropping, tell-all book, Spa Wars – The Ugly Truth About the Beauty Industry, reveals the secrets to looking sexy, and glowing no matter where you live.

Start with soft, hydrated and glowing skin. The best way to accomplish this is with a sugar scrub.  Phoenix Rising, All Natural Skin Care, has a healing sugar scrub that is marinated in luxurious natural oils that leave your skin, oh, so touchable. www.phoenixrisingskincare.com

Jersey Girl’s love to be TAN! It doesn’t matter if it’s August or December, they want to be tan, and the darker the better. Maybe being tan in the middle of a blizzard is a good way to find them if their car slides into a snowbank? Girls want 2-3 layers of a spray tan and flourescent white teeth. Scott Barnes, the make-up artist for JLO, developed Body Bling, the world famous instant tan and shimmer in one.  This cream looks beautiful on every skin type and can even be used as a blush.  It’s also incredible at fixing and blending self-tanning mistakes.  The best part is that it washes right off when you have to go back to reality. www.scottbarnes.com

Whether you hail from Jersey, San Francisco or San Paulo, glowing white teeth are on everyone’s list.  Whiter Image’s Chic-Flic, is a rhinestone studded, teeth whitening pen and lip plumping gloss in a convenient dual-ended brush that fits perfectly into any clutch.  www.makeupwithme.com

Everyone loves the look of tousled, day at the Jersey shore hair, so Jersey’s own, celebrity hairstylist, Eric Alt, developed Bayside Ocean Spray, to give you Jersey shore hair without having to hit the beach.  The fresh ocean scent makes me feel like I really spent the day at the Jersey shore! www.ericaltsalon.com

Nothing gets your hair pumping like Big Sexy Hair’s, Root Pump Mousse.  If you plan a long night of fist pumping at the club, you can remain perfectly coiffed with a shot of Root Pump directly on the roots of wet hair before styling. www.sexyhair.com

If you really want to complete the Jersey look for the holiday, get some false lashes or lash extensions for a longer lasting effect.  Lora “The Lash Dr.,” is the preeminent Lash Extension specialist in the New York area, and her clients love giving the gift of Luscious Lashes to their nearest and dearest. www.thelashdr.com

Of course, the most important part of the Jersey look is confidence, so rock your glitter, shimmer and glow right through the middle of the holiday party. Fist-pumping optional… but a whole lot of fun!

Lora Condon
“The Beauty Buster” and “The Lash Dr.”
4 Time National SPA WEEK Award Winner
Author of SPA WARS: The Ugly Truth About The Beauty Industry