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Giveaway: Bath and body products from Essence of Beauty!

Essence of Beauty products took me by surprise. The brand, exclusively at CVS/pharmacy, has beautifully crafted scents – so much so I leave two of their body mists in my bathroom at all times to spritz on after a shower (Sensual Night is one of my faves). And what I love, I share, so without further ado, this week TWO winners will win a bundle of these three products below:

1) Essence of Beauty Shea Indulgence Body Scrub – made with sunflower, apricot, macadamia nut, and avocado oils, it gently exfoliates with natural pumice for radiant skin.

Shea Butter Indulgence Scrub

2) Essence of Beauty Secret Woods Fine Fragrance Body Mist - with passion flower seed, aloe vera, and notes of red apple, pomegranate, golden quince, jasmine petals, purple violets, white chocolate, and vanilla, and

Secret Woods body mist

3) Essence of Beauty Secret Woods Body Lotion – hydrates and nourishes without any artificial dyes.

Secret Woods Body Lotion

TO ENTER: (Do either of the following to qualify, both to increase your chances):
1) LIKE Beauty and the Feast’s Facebook fan page and leave a comment on this giveaway’s post
2) FOLLOW @BeautyNDFeast and @CVSBeautyClub on Twitter and tweet “Follow @BeautyNDFeast and RT to win Essence of Beauty bath products from @CVSBeautyClub! #giveaway”

MAKE SURE to leave a comment below letting me know how you entered (either on FB or with your Twitter handle).
Winner will be selected and notified Monday, March 3rd. Open to US residents only. Thanks for entering and good luck!!

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Giveaway! Suave Morrocan Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner

Another day, another giveaway :) . I don’t know about you all, but I’m pretty excited to take another trip this month. If anyone else is on a travel tip, this is the perfect giveaway for you — THREE winners will receive 3 travel sets of Suave Morrocan Infusion Shampoo and Conditioner!

Suave Morrocan Infusion

To enter, just leave a comment below or on the FB post about your travel plans, love for argan oil, etc. Winners will be notified at the end of the week! Good luck!

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What catches our eye?

A new infographic just came out on the Psychology of Attraction. Some interesting round ups here!


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Swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen on food, her fiance John Legend, and partnering up with Venus & Olay!

Ok, I’m not sure how this will sound but it’s the truth: When I walked into Townhouse Spa last week for the launch of the new Venus & Olay razor, I’m pretty sure I stopped mid-sentence while talking to my friend, Valeria, when I caught sight of the disarmingly beautiful Chrissy Teigen to comment as follows: “Woah. Her legs are out of control.” Clearly, it’s not hard to see why the brand decided to partner up with the Sports Illustrated model on their revolutionary new razor. But more than that, Teigen is just as much a guy’s dream girl as much as she’s a girl’s girl, I learned from talking to her. She makes you feel instantly comfortable, and not to mention, leaves you laughing uncontrollably — the girl is hilarious!

Me with Chrissy Teigen. I need to really stop taking pictures next to models.

This is the first time Venus & Olay are pairing up to come out with their unique five-blade razor. The ergonomically designed razor contains Olay moisture bars infused with shea butter (and no shave gel needed! Just wet for a light lather). Teigen, who just recently got engaged to longtime beau, singer John Legend, says she’s an ardent “twice-a-day” shaver. She waxed poetic on her love for the new razor:

“I’ve been a Gillette girl for so long,” Teigen said. “Like I used to steal my dad’s razors. Now obviously I’m a Venus & Olay girl, I don’t feel the need to use a men’s razor anymore. With this one, you really do get a smooth, close shave which is really important to me because I can’t afford to have nicks on my legs. I know Photoshop exists but I prefer if they didn’t zoom in and touch up my blood [laughs].” During long photo shoots, Teigen said they would have a six-hour break where “the guys were gone surfing, and I’d be up in my hotel room to shave…again.”

The new Venus & Olay razor

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UGS Event: Chic (and Fast!) Hair & Makeup Transformations

I’ve had people ask me where they can go for quick makeup/hair lessons so I thought this would be a perfect event in NYC that you can attend (added bonus that you can meet some really cool gals in the process):

Wonderland Beauty Parlor

Some of you may have read my post on Urban Girl Squad – a social networking group in NYC for women in their 20s and 30s that always has a crazy fun lineup of events. On January 25th, they’re hosting “Chic (and Fast!) Hair & Makeup Transformations” at Wonderland Beauty Parlor (which I can tell you I found to be pretty buzzy at the beauty mags!). The owner Michael Angelo’s clients include Helena Christensen and the Queen B herself, Beyoncé. I’m already signed up, so let me know if any of you can join! I promise it’ll be a lot of fun. Here’s the description from their website:

Wonderland Beauty Parlor

Chic (and Fast!) Hair & Makeup Transformations

Wednesday 1/25 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Wonderland Beauty Parlor, 418 West 13th Street
Just like your very own Fairy Godmother, the hair and makeup experts at Wonderland Beauty Parlor and Kimiko will magically transform you! Take your look from “day” to “night” with personalized, one-on-one consultations. Learn to add drama to your eyes or create a sexy, voluminous lip. Learn how a curling iron can be your very own magic wand! Socialize with Urban Girl Squad members and enjoy the fantasy experience that is Wonderland.


Wonderland Beauty Parlor is a uniquely creative experience: whimsical, sparkly and chic. Dive into owner Michael Angelo’s visionary world, where “beauty dreams come true.”


A night of beauty and hair transformations with experts from Kimiko and Wonderland Beauty Parlor
15 min. of personalized makeup tips
15 min. of personalized hair styling advice
Light refreshments
Shopping incentives

Spots fill up quick so sign up soon before it gets full!

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OH EM GEE: The Hunger Games ‘Colours from the Capitol’ nail polishes

Colours from the Capitol

Yes, I am one of those people who devoured The Hunger Games trilogy so when I saw that Lionsgate and China Glaze have officially launched their nail polish line inspired by the colors of the fictitious Capitol, I had to share. It didn’t happen without a little bit of drama though! You’ll also notice that the colors at the core are influenced by the twelve districts of Panem (not just the Capitol):

Luxe and Lush – District 1 (Luxury)
Stone Cold – District 2 (Masonry)
Riveting – District 3 (Technology)
Hook and Line – District 4 (Fishing)
Electrify – District 5 (Power)
Fast Track – District 6 (Transportation)
Mahogany Magic – District 7 (Lumber)
Dress Me Up – District 8 (Textiles)
Harvest Moon – District 9 (Grain)
Foie Gras – District 10 (Livestock)
Agro – District 11 (Agriculture)
Smoke and Ashes – District 12 (Mining)

Cliff notes: If you have no idea what I’m talking about, BASICALLY The Hunger Games is about a post-apocolyptic world where whatever’s left of it is called Panem. Panem is broken down into 12 districts and the Capitol is the governing city. They have an annual televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each of districts for a massive televised battle in which only one person can survive. And the main character Katniss pretty much kicks ass. And yeah, at times they make her wear nailpolish before doing so.

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