Once again, Beautypress succeeded in bringing together beauty brands, beauty editors and industry insiders for their better-than-ever Spotlight Day at Midtown Loft & Terrace.
This is an event I look forward to where I always discover new brands and exciting collections, this time showcasing seasonal products and holiday gift recommendations, all while enjoying the fun energy filled ambiance complete with deliciously decadent treats from Baked by Melissa and Parisian premium tea from Palais des Thes. Kaia Winebar offered a South African inspired menu of small bites which paired along wonderfully with their delicious Southern Hemisphere New World Wines.
After some great food and cocktails it was a treat to get pampered at Manicube. Their professional manicurists worked their magic and had a wonderful assortment of polishes from Deborah Lippmann, Essie, Chanel, and OPI. This smart service offers 15-minute manicures at your office. For the woman short on time, Manicube brings the nail salon to you, a perfect and thoughtful gift for any New Yorker with a busy schedule.
Exhibitors represented a great mix of the traditions and innovative excellence from various countries, highlighting skincare and beauty brands from around the world. From M. Asam’s anti-aging products made in Germany with the finest plant based ingredients, to the luxurious Orlane with their high performance skincare line from Paris, France. Savane, an organic fair trade beauty brand inspired by Southern Africa combines ingredients sourced from the entire continent for a regenerating and revitalizing approach to healthy skin. Other exhibitors included Brocato, Australian Scientific Skincare Bioelixia, Pour Le Monde, Menaji, Mani Diaries, and Look Good, Feel Better.
A common theme seemed to bring together some of these fresh innovative brands in their attention to naturally sourced ingredients and focus on quality and well being. Pour le Monde, a vegan and natural fine fragrance company presented a collection of 3 beautiful chemical free scents, with the added benefit of contributing 10% of the sale to charity.
For ladies looking for the perfect holiday gift for any man in her life, Menaji is the perfect solution with their beautiful presentation and superior formulations. The collection features simple yet effective cover up and moisturizing products for men to look their best all day long. It’s no wonder they have such a large celebrity following.
With so many great brands to select from, gift giving this holiday season will not only be painless but fun, tempting us beauty mavens to keep in mind a few of these fab gift ideas for ourselves as well!