Beauty Sundae

Serving Up the Pretty

Share Beauty with Regency Beauty and Refinery29

When my grandmother came to this country in the 60s, she enrolled in cosmetology school. I can only imagine the styles she had to learn back then. Beauty trends from back then are a faint memory now when you walk on the streets of New York. Now everywhere we turn there are beauty products and beauty aids to help us with our every disaster.


And it seems like every season there is a new trend to try or wish never happened. It’s especially fun for me when I am not willing to join a trend and am the odd woman out. Oh well. That is what makes me, me, right?

That’s why it’s pretty cool that Regency Beauty Institute teamed up with Refinery29 for an Instagram contest featuring so many summer beauty trends. Every week they give a theme (popsicle lips! modern pomp!) and Instagram users with public acounts can enter using the hashtag #sharebeautycontest in order to win amazing prizes.


I spent up until my teen years dressing up in things from my grandmother’s closet. Trying different trends to find my sense of style. I love that this contest will inspire creativity and showcase some amazing talent, too!

Watch the video above to find out how Regency Beauty Institute believes beauty grew around us!

Thanks to Regency Beauty Institute for sponsoring today’s discussion

Happy Travels with Expedia

I’m all for planning things in advance — dinner, careers, vacations… but sometimes especially in the summer there’s nothing like a spontaneous getaway. And the place that has helped me do that time and time again is Expedia. I would just head over to the site and type in my destination and find an interesting place to visit (depending on how much time I had to getaway) and a place to stay.

For the July 4th holiday weekend, I typed in Southampton, New York and it shared “Village Latch Inn” with me. While my family stayed with a friend instead, I love that it shared with me an actual option from visiting many times that I had known was a good one. I trusted it’s suggestion.

And other times, I booked through Expedia and it gave me options of airport car services so I didn’t have to worry about getting to my hotel. And my favorite was a trip booked that allowed me to choose excursions. I love how easy it is to plan with Expedia.


There is still a respectable amount of summer left to enjoy so I wanted to share an exciting Expedia giveaway with everyone. is giving away $3,000 worth of Visa gift cards courtesy of Expedia travel to help make vacation a little easier this year. From Tuesday, July 15th at 9:00 AM ET to Thursday, July 17th at 9:00 PM ET users can enter the giveaway by heading to the Expedia page on and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page. Three (3) winners to each receive $1,000 Visa gift cards courtesy of Expedia and will be chosen via a lottery drawing on Friday (7/18/14) and notified via the email address they used to enter.

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