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Getting My Glam on at Duane Reade

On Friday April 13th, my fellow Duane Reade VIP bloggers and I met up at Duane Reade’s flagship store at 40 Wall Street in NYC for a fun filled evening of beauty.  This store is unlike any other of the Duane Reade locations you may have visited in the past.  It houses a full service hair salon, and a nail bar.  All of the VIP bloggers had the opportunity to get their hair done, get a mini-makeover, and manicure.  We were also treated to a delicious spread of sushi from their sushi bar.

sign outside the 40 Wall Street NYC Duane Reade location

Lobby at Duane Reade 40 Wall Street NYC location

Sushi from the sushi bar at Duane Reade 40 Wall Street NYC location

First up, I got a mini-makeover.  I’m pretty much a no fuss girl when it comes to make-up.  Typically, I put on a little lipstick and I’m done, so needless to say, I was a little nervous at the thought of getting all made up.  Lawrencia, put me ease and gave me some tips on how to enhance my own natural beauty.  She then went on to apply some make-up and even applied some fake lashes.  I must say that she did an amazing job!

Lawrencia did my makeup at the Duane Reade LOOK Boutique at Duane Reade 40 Wall Street NYC location

Me all made up!

After getting all made up, I went over to the nail bar for a quick manicure.  At this point, Z.E.N., who tagged along with me, took control of my camera and started snapping some pictures.  The following pictures were all taken by him.

crystal chandelier at the Duane Reade 40 Wall Street NYC LOOK Boutique

More crystal decor at the Duane Reade 40 Wall Street NYC location

Me getting my nails done at the Nail Bar at Duane Reade LOOK Boutique located at 40 Wall ST NYC

Great selection of nail polish at the Nail Bar at Duane Reade

Another shot of me getting my nails done

Antique mirror which hangs over fireplace.  Legend has it that this very spot once housed David Rockefeller's office.

Me yet again

Z.E.N. took a picture of my Duane Reade VIP blogger badge

Z.E.N. taking a picture of himself

Z.E.N. taking a picture of him and mommy!

The final product! Beautiful nails!

Even Collective Bias Project Manager Matt Garcia got in on the action and got his brows done!

Matt Garcia getting ready to have his eyebrows done

Matt Garcia getting his eyebrows done

Here is fellow Duane Reade VIP blogger Linda getting her make-over

Duane Reade VIP blogger Linda having her makeup applied

Here is fellow Duane Reade VIP blogger Ghada all made up!

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fellow Duane Reade VIP blogger Ghada all made up!

I had a great evening and can’t wait to meet up with my fellow Duane Reade VIP bloggers again!

Please make sure to check out these posts from some of the other Duane Reade VIP bloggers who covered the event:

Can Can – Mom Most Traveled

Kitten Lounge

Mama Goes BAM

Mama Goes Natural

Mommy Factor

My Mom Shops

NYC Single Mom

Disclosure:  As a Duane Reade VIP Blogger #DReadeVIP I received a gift card for attending this event. As always, views expressed are always 100% my own.

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Diane Nassy

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Check out Diane's Google+ profile "

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