Charlotte Tilbury Launches Crowd-Sourced Lipsticks

New for Valentine’s Day 2016, Charlotte Tilbury is launching two limited-edition lipsticks that have been named by her social media followers.

In a first-of-its-kind initiative for the brand, Charlotte Tilbury offered her followers an exclusive chance to become creators [Read more…]

Social Media Insights From Women’s Health Magazine’s Beauty Awards 2015

Bobbi Brown at Women’s Health Magazine’s 2015 Beauty Awards Panel

This morning I attended the 2015 Women’s Health Magazine’s Beauty Awards at the Andaz Hotel on 5th Avenue.

Part of their #WHSocialMoments ongoing campaign imitative, a panel was selected to discuss the current trends in beauty, fashion and lifestyle:

  • Bobbi Brown, Makeup Artist and Founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
  • Lisa Chudnofsky, Site Director of Women’s Health Magazine
  • Lucia Moses, Senior Editor at DigiDay
  • Radhika Prakash, Brand Strategist at Pinterest
  • Valentine Uhovski, Fashion Evangelist at Tumblr

While the discussion only lasted a little less than an hour, there were great insights, stories and tidbits that were shared.

For example, did you know that Pinterest does not consider itself a social network? [Read more…]

Starwood Debuts SPG Keyless for World’s First Mobile Hotel Entry

With a rollout beginning November 2014 at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide’s Aloft, Element and W Hotel brands around the world, patrons of the luxury hotel fortress can now use their smartphones as their hotel key. Dubbed SPG Keyless, under the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program, it’s a hospitality industry first.

SPG Keyless will make its official debut in 10 hotel marketing including Beijing, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and Doha.

Always pushing the limits and [Read more…]

Things To Do With Your Acer Iconia Tab 8

In our first post on the Acer Iconia Tab 8, we discussed the more technical side of the device. This time we want to focus on the more lifestyle and day-to-day aspects of owning one of these tablets.

Students

Whether it’s a high-schooler or that daughter or son at university, the Iconia Tab 8 is a good buy for three specific reasons: cost, size and speed.

If you’re a budget conscious parent or you happen to have a ‘typical’ teenager, [Read more…]

Ladies First at Luluvise: Is there such a thing as too pink?

Imagine a social network that is like one giant sorority: This is what Alexandra Chong has been building over the past 6 months since launching Luluvise. Her platform, defines itself as a space dedicated to “girl time, all the time”, and attempts to re-create the patterns of close female friendship online. [Read more…]

Conflict of Pinterest: The Most Beautiful Country in the World

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What country do you deem to be the most beautiful in the world?  If you were to ask me, I would have to be bias and scream out SPAIN!

Pinterest is the new social media outlet that is literally taking over the world with pins and repins of visually appealing photographs on anything from DIY projects, to fashion, weddings, travel and more! [Read more…]

Don’t Forget To K.I.T.! … BFFs?

City LightsImage via weheartit.com

By: Alexandra Campuzano, guest blogger

For the past few months I’ve been adjusting to life in a new city.

Anyone who has made a change from a city they consider home to a city that is virtually the opposite of home will understand the transition is tougher than anyone might have warned you about.

Prior to the big move, friends who had made similar transitions tossed bouquets of advice my way.

“Don’t forget to keep a weekly and monthly budget”, “Make sure your place has a night guard”, “Have a few months of rent and utilities in your savings account, you know, just in case”,”Don’t be afraid to live off Cup-o-noodle—it’s a perfectly decent meal.” [Read more…]

Social Hosting: An Airbnb Experience

Last weekend I test-drove one of the most talked-about travel accommodation websites out there: Airbnb.

I’m very pleased to report that

  • my first guests were not axe-yielding psychos
  • the house stands totally undamaged and as lovely as ever
  • my small furry one, Watson the dog, loved them and was loved back
  • the payment went through the very next day. [Read more…]

The Badoo Project (#BadooProject)

“NYC was an easy choice as the place to first introduce Badoo to the U.S. It’s young, diverse, and social–a lot like Badoo!”
 – Jessica Powell, Chief Marketing Office for Badoo worldwide

It’s no surprise we love Badoo.

We’ve been writing about them for quite sometime now and thereby, it still should not be a surprise that when heard about The Badoo Project, we took our happy little selves to SoHo for an evening to hang out with our favourites from Londontown.

What is the Badoo Project you ask? [Read more…]

What Can Google+ Offer Your Business?

In June of 2011, Google announced Google+, its next effort for social.

On the heels of the not-so-successful Wave project, Google+ is clearly intended as an amalgamation of many social services already on the market, but better.

With the company reportedly preparing to launch their official brand profiles platform by late fall, they’ve asked major brands to hold-off marketing their businesses on the outlet until formalized pages have been released.

Rumor has it this new platform will include an open API for applications and potentially good insight into data usage.

One of the challenges currently facing brands is the desire [Read more…]