1. Glam Squad

    Glam Squad Review by Fashionable Hostess 1

    This Valentine’s Day was slightly different than most… it happened to coincide with my sister-in-law’s 21st birthday, so she and my in-laws flew to New York to celebrate the occasion, booking a fancy dinner reservation at Il Mulino {seriously the most delicious Italian restaurant in the East Village}. While we wanted to get all dolled up for the special night, my in-laws weren’t keen on the idea of leaving the kids given that they don’t see them as often as they like. I had been hearing tons about GLAMSQUAD {a service where professional hair and makeup artists come to your home to get you prepped, hair for $50, makeup for $75}, so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. We could get done up in the comforts of my home {have the kids rummaging around all the while!}, I could put out my usual FH spread of cheese and champagne for us to enjoy… essentially it would be the best of both worlds… So we gave it a try, and man we LOVED it.

    My sister-in-law went with a Kardashian inspired cat eye and smooth wave, while I opted for beachy waves and a bright red lip. My mother-in-law who doesn’t even usually wear too much makeup loved that she looked ‘enhanced’ natural! Ok so here is the BEST PART!!!! GLAMSQUAD is offering my readers a COMPLIMENTAY blowout!! See below for how you sign up to redeem!

    About Glam Squad and How it works by Fashionable Hostess

    To book GLAMSQUAD, you simply download the GLAMSQUAD App to a smartphone or visit GLAMSQUAD.com to book an appointment. You input the desired appointment day and time up to ten days in advance or in as little as one hour, then browse signature styles from the GLAMSQUAD inspirational menu. Enter your credit card info to pay and you are done. Come your appointment time, you should be ready with washed hair and stylists arrive with products to style {Kérastase being my favorite!!}, and makeup galore.

    Ready to give it a try and redeem your FREE Blowout? Download the GLAMSQUAD app and enter invite code FHxGLAM *

    I am excited for you guys to get gorgeous!!

    *Valid for new users only // Must book on the GLAMSQUAD iOS app // Enter invite code by 3/30/15 to redeem // GLAMSQUAD is currently available in New York, LA, and Miami

    Glam Squad Review by Fashionable Hostess

    Thank you to GLAMSQUAD for sponsoring this post.
  2. Nursery Shelves

    In the last few months we have had a few exciting changes in the kiddos’ rooms… Brooks was rolling and moving so much he was ready to transfer from a mini alba crib {or similar} to a standard size crib, and since Reese was turning two {and realistically we didn’t want to purchase a second crib}, it was time for her to move to a big girl bed {ie. a twin bed with a little guard fence}. Since the new crib in Brooks’ room took up substantially more space than his last, we had todo a bit of re-arranging and move…

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  3. Highlights of Instagram

    I love sharing snapshots of the real me on Instagram… Follow me at @FashionableHostess if you don’t already! Today I wanted to share a glimpse of what has been most popular {and gotten the most ‘likes’} because some are just too pretty to miss. The highlights include… 1. A hashtag I created called #FHCoffeeTable which showcases my living room coffee table and how I style it, whether it’s with daily floral arrangements or for Happy Hours. 2. Pictures of stunning flowers that I find in the Flower District; I am so lucky to live only a few short blocks away! And 3. The perks of being a…

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  4. The New Keurig 2.0

    Keurig 2.0 hot beverage brewing system on Fashionable Hostess

    Today I am partnering with Keurig to showcase their new product, the Keurig 2.0. The Keurig 2.0 is the first Keurig brewer to brew both a single cup of coffee as well as a four-cup carafe, which is perfect for someone like me who hosts endless brunch parties. How does it work? Select if you would like one cup or a full carafe. Could be for a fun gathering… could be because you had a late night… I won’t ask questions! Depending on the size you chose, either place a standard size Keurig cup {No need to toss the Keurig cups you…

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  5. Backstage Beauty Recap from New York Fashion Week

    Honor Show NYFW15 - Backstage Beauty Recap from NYFW15 on FashionableHostess.com

    This past week I got to head backstage with Beauty.com as their team prepped for some of the most coveted fashion shows of New York Fashion Week 2015. So today I wanted to share the hottest products, hair styles, and nail colors taking place backstage, PLUS step by step details for how the experts created these looks! Here’s a look behind-the-scenes at some of my favorite shows… MILLY  // Inspiration: “70’s of the future” // See the Look here. HAIR {Hair: Recine for Beauty.com using PHYTO} Work PHYTO Professional Intense Volume Mousse and Phytolaque Soie Hairspray into dry hair. Blow dry using fingers to keep the hair textured. Finish with PHYTO 7 Hydrating day cream for…

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