Getting Glam at Duane Reade’s LOOK Boutique

This past Friday night, our Duane Reade VIP Blogger group had a fantastic 2nd meet-up (you can read about the first meet-up here). We were treated to lots of pampering at the gorgeous, marble flagship store at 40 Wall Street. Did you know that Duane Reade’s “LOOK Boutiques”–housed within many of its NYC locations– offer everything from mani/pedis to brow shapings to make-up applications to hair styling? It’s quick, easy, and the pricing is very competitive for NYC. Use Duane Reade’s Store Locator to find a LOOK Boutique near you.

First, I got my eyebrows done. Duane Reade’s eyebrow artists are trained by renowed “brow guy” Ramy Gafni. I was so pleased with the results. A brow application costs just $30 which, trust me, in NYC is a very fair price for such professional treatment.

I also got my makeup done (and even wore fake eyelashes for the first time). I usually wear little make-up (just a dab of lip gloss) and even though at first it looked like way too much for me, I actually like how it looks in photos:

The LOOK Boutiques also offer these cool computerized “Find Your Look” makeovers where you can give different colors and looks a virtual spin:

Besides cosmetics and fragrances, the LOOK Boutiques carry pretty accessories like these shiny cosmetic bags by Trina & Co.:

Here is Duane Reade VIP Blogger extraordinaire Melissa Chapman, author of Staten Island Family, getting her hair blown out (and tweeting at the same time, of course).

The meet-up was co-hosted by a fantastic NYC beauty blogger, Christine Tsang (of Tineey). You might remember that Christine came to cover my makeover that I won at BlogHer two years ago.

As a total aside, I covet Christine’s Rilakkuma Bear iPhone CoveriPhone cover. I may buy it from Amazon where it costs just $3.99. Awesome.

Fellow Duane Reade VIP blogger Victoria Pericon (of Veep Veep) joined me for mini manicures. I got turquoise (I love choosing bold colors for spring and summer) and she chose periwinkle blue. There are so many great color options by Essie. And manicures cost just $10 at the 40 Wall Street store!

It was a fantastic evening, and even though I turned back into a pumpkin well before midnight (this mama has to get up at the crack of dawn, with a clean face) it felt awesome being pampered for two precious hours. Thanks so much to Duane Reade for this opportunity! I encourage those of you in NYC to go treat yourself at the 40 Wall Street flagship store, too.

Disclosure: I received complimentary salon services and a gift bag at this event. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions expressed herein are, as always, entirely my own.

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4 Responses to Getting Glam at Duane Reade’s LOOK Boutique

  1. CanCan says:

    you looked great! So fun to be pampered!

  2. Serena says:

    You looked great – amazing colors and such a fun night out.

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  4. Alfa says:

    Yes, so very real, love. *exhale* You’ve been nothing but kind and fltrteaing to Tobias et al., so I expect they’ll just happily vacate your body without too much fuss. I am and will be thinking of you muchly up until and past that date. Sending gentle hugs and ungentle love.

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