Category Archives: Event

Complimentary Makeup Application at Bajon Salon

Jane Iredale Foundation ... aka dippin' dots! : )

As I gabbed in last week’s  award-winning issue of Cincy Chic, I love Jane Iredale makeup. I mean L-O-V-E! It provides great coverage, but it’s light (because it’s mineral makeup), so it’s like having the best of both worlds.

A makeup artist who did a lot of work for TV stars actually developed this makeup, so as an added benefit, it looks dynamite on camera (photos and video).

My favorite is the liquid foundation. It looks like “dippin’ dots” in the container, but when it goes through the pump, it comes out like regular-looking foundation. This process is supposed to make the makeup look more fresh, but it’s also a cheap form of entertainment! haha!

I just learned that Bajon Salon & Spa now offers this line. Only a few places carry it locally so I’m happy to be adding to the list for where I can pick some up when I run out! I’ve been able to find it at at Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa, Dr. Mendelsohn‘s office in Rookwood, Avalon in Rookwood plaza (by Biggs) and Tuscany Salon and Spa by Harper’s Point.

To celebrate their new product offering, Bajon is offering a complimentary makeup application. If you buy $75 of Jane Iredale Makeup you get a $40 Makeup Application for free! The owner told me that the staff at Bajon’s has been training for four months to prepare for this big day! So, let them get your ready for a big night out or a special occasion when you want to look extra snazzy (Valentine’s Day is coming up soon!).

PS thanks to my intern, Holly Hoover, for helping me put this blog together.

Black and White Exchange Grand Opening Event Jan. 26

A couple weeks ago, I told you about Black & White Exchange, a new boutique opening in Sharonville. Since then, I went in and got the fierce “Fabushoe Friday” shoes pictured above. They’re Bebe brand (the BWE owner bought a bunch of Bebe stock to start the store) and I get so many compliments on them!

To celebrate the grand opening of the boutique, they’re hosting an event on Jan. 26 starting at 6p.m. When I told the owner I’d be blogging about my new hot heels, she told me to say that anyone who comes to the event on the 26th and mentions “Cincy Chic” will get an additional 15% off their purchase.

Remember you can buy and sell items there, so if you have any LBDs (or even wedding dresses) you want to sell, bring those with you to the event. See you there!

BYOB (brush) Event at Perfections Salon

I just got an invite to this event. The name is very clever! The event concept is very practical too. After reading my email and this invite over coffee this morning, I got ready and looked at my brush with its old bristles fraying every which way. I wondered when and where I actually bought my brush and I honestly couldn’t remember. Granted, I can’t remember what I ate for lunch two days ago, but still. I think it’s time for a new brush, so I’ll definitely be heading to this event for a new one. I doubt I’ll be bringing this relic of a brush though. I should probably take it to the history museum instead. : )

Lady in Red Feb. 4

Lady in Red

A fashionable fundraiser for the American Heart Association on National Wear Red Day

When: Friday, Feb. 4, 9 p.m.-midnight
Where: Tonic on Fourth 125 W. Fourth St., Cincinnati OH 45202

What: Swag bags for first 150 RSVPs, freeze modeling of the latest fashion trends, music by Storm Bennett, specialty red cocktails and a spectacular silent auction – 100% of the proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association!

Dress: Cocktail chic… red attire preferred!

Tickets: Pre-registration tickets are $10 per person. Swag bags will be given to the first 150 RSVPs! Click here to RSVP and get more information. This event sells out every year, so get your tickets early!

Presenting Sponsor: Krombholz Jewelers
Healthcare Sponsor: St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Supporting Sponsors: Lexus Rivercenter and Performance Lexus
Hair/Makeup Sponsor:
Me Salon
Fashion Platform Sponsors:
Paris J Boutique, Corwyn Apparel, Serket Jewelry
Swag Bag Sponsor: Adventure Boot Camp for Women
In-Kind Sponsors:
Yelp, Cincy Sweets by Liz, Walk on Site
Media Sponsors: Star64 WSTR and Locals on Living, an affiliate of the network

Posh up Your Profile Pic

With about 600 million users on Facebook now, it’s no longer just a social network. It’s now a utility. Something you need … water, heat, trash removal and Facebook.

I know it sounds funny, but as the owner of an online-only business where facebook is my largest link referral (second only to Google) I do see it as a necessity. It also helps me find clients and new hires at Cincy Chic. Several of our interns have been from listings we post on our Facebook page.

With that said, it always boggles my mind when people have a cruddy profile picture. Really? More people probably see this photo in a day than see your REAL face in REAL life. This is what people use to see if they should hire you, friend you, or “like” you, so it should be one heck of a good photo.

I recently read this funny article about the five profile photos that make you look like a tool. The list included “group photo,” “photo of you drinking,” “picture of your dog,” “picture of your baby,” or my favorite “random inanimate object.” I would also add “super blurry photo” or “too small to even see photo” to that list.

So, if you’re thinking “wow, I really need to update my profile pic” after reading this, I have a great event for you to attend. I just got this email from Saks inviting me to come. Unfortunately, I can’t go because we’re having our Cincy Chic anniversary party that night (yay! we’re four years old!), but hopefully you can go! Especially if your profile pic needs some poshing up!

Your Beauty. Your Style. Your Profile.
Saturday, January 22

Need a great photo for your social network page, website or blog? Come to Estee Lauder for a great complimentary makeover with our experts. Then we’ll take your photo and even help you post it online, if you wish.  Put your best face in cyberspace and get a 10-day supply of foundation.

It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s free.

Also, enter to win Harper’s Bazaar’s “Fabulous At Every Age” Contest.
Visit for Official Rules.
To book your appointment, please call 513.421.6800, ext. 362.

So, in a nutshell, you come in for a complimentary makeover and a headshot. We will have a photographer and a re-toucher on hand to insure that you look your very best! You will be able to upload your photo to any social networking site or email the jpeg to yourself and you get a 5×7 headshot.

Cincinnati Boutique Sale Dates Announced

Today I was on Fox19 (click here to watch the video segment) talking about looks for New Year’s Eve. I picked four outfits from Paris J Boutique for the segment. In the green room as we were getting ready, Teresa the owner of Paris J, mentioned that the date for the Cincinnati Boutique Sale had just been selected and announced. I tried to contain my excitement, but I think I let out a little squeal. : )

They usually keep this date a secret until the very last minute because they don’t want their clients to hold off on buying things to get them at a discount at the sale. But, the cat’s officially out of the bag, so mark your calendars…

Tom Ford Trunk Show Tomorrow at Gamine

What do Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston have in common… other than Brad Pitt? Tom Ford Sunglasses of course!

They’ve both been spotted trotting around Tinseltown in these spectacular specs. Lots of other stars love this brand, too…  Gwenyth. Rihanna, Demi, and Kim Kardashian just to name a few.

Me in my Tom Fords... this picture makes me laugh every time. A friend snapped it while I was test driving a super fun SmartCar convertible!

Well, here’s your chance to share shades with the stars. I just found out about a Tom Ford sunglass trunk show going on tomorrow at Gamine, an adorable store in Dayton (promise it’s worth the drive). On Dec. 16 from 1-5pm, their Tom Ford rep will be at the store that day with all the latest styles for women and men.

They’re giving 15% off all Tom Ford Sunglasses purchases that day. Plus, if you bring in an unwrapped toy for them to donate, they’ll give you an additional 5% off your Tom Ford purchase! The price tag for this brand averages around $300-$400, so a 20% discount can save you a big chunk of change.

Here’s where you can find Gamine (formerly The Pink Daisy):
2504 Far Hills Ave.
Dayton, OH 45419

Like I said, it’s a drive, but I promise it’s worth it! They carry lines by Velvet, Milly, Nanette Lepore, Michael Stars, Tory Burch, J Brand, Susanna Monaco, Chan Luu, Kendra Scott, Big Buddha, Joie, Paige Denim, Diane von Furstenburg and Theory. Gamine is like Cincy’s north star of fashion!

A “Fashionable Tie” to a Good Cause

I just got an email from a friend and I thought I’d share … it’s a good cause! And there’s a “fashionable tie” to the cause… literally! : )

Here’s the gist: Make a $57 dollar pledge on December 17 to WVXU and get a Dhani Jones bow tie and that tax deductible donation will help support WVXU. Also, all who pledge/call in to the station on December 17 will be entered to win an iPad.

Here’s the email I got so you can get all the details and share it with your friends!

On December 17, WVXU will be having a one-day fund drive in order to prevent any funding shortfall for 2010. And as with any fund drive, there are incredibly cool, community-rooted, just in time for the holidays, incentives.

The one incentive we think will be a social *spark* is the custom-designed Dhani Jones bow tie. There will only be 200 of these available for the one day drive and they are a true exclusive. A $57 dollar pledge gets you the tie … and will help a great radio station continue to keep Cincinnati connected to a world of ideas. And yes, it is tax deductible and will be sent out on December 18.

And here’s how you can help (again, only if you want to) … simply ‘like’ 917 WVXU on Facebook and/or follow @917WVXU on Twitter. As we post information re: this incentive prior to December 17, we’d love it if you could help get the buzz rolling with a few shares, re-posts, RTs, etc. Again, it is a Cincinnati exclusive and it will help to bring awareness not only to the station but also to Dhani’s Bow Tie Cafe in Mt. Adams … an effort developed to give people a place to gather and converse/collaborate about issues that matter and develop working solutions that benefit the community.

In addition to the tie, there are other thank you gifts that give back to the community (feeding hungry children) and tickle the ear drums (a fantastic Cincinnati-only Christmas guitar CD called “Ring.”) Also, all who pledge/call in to the station on December 17 will be entered to win an iPad.

And in case you were curious, here’s a great video about how to tie a bowtie… with instruction given by Mr. Dhani Jones himself.