BeautyPress Spotlight Day

BeautyPress Spotlight Day 2015

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending the final beautypress Spotlight Day of 2015. This media showcase featured a diverse group of skin care, hair care, cosmetics and fragrance brands. The bright and airy Midtown Loft & Terrace provided a perfect setting to discover and connect. Here is a brief introduction of the exhibitors I was introduced to.

Spa Week 2015

Spa Week
Spa Week is a national event from October 12 - 18 that brings affordable spa treatments to the masses at hundreds of health and wellness facilities across the country. Take advantage of signature spa treatments (regularly $100 - $500) at a special rate of $50 at participating spas (day, medical and resort) yoga and pilates studios, fitness and nutrition centers. Appointments can be booked starting September 9th on where you can also see the full list of participating spas. This is the perfect time to treat yourself or give a gift of wellness by purchasing a Spa Wellness Gift Card which may be used during Spa week or any time of the year without expiration.


Arts&Scents is a German based company that creates unique fragrances by combining the classical European tradition of perfume and craftsmanship with modern art and design elements. Their perfumes have a high concentration of fragrance contain no artificial preservatives or chemical additives. 

Cheryl Lee MD Skincare

Cheryl Lee MD
CherylLeeMD Sensitive Skin Care offers an "Intelligent Skin Care" approach with it's TrueLipids products and provides global skin barrier optimization through an effective use of patent pending technology. As the most useful and multitasking line of skin care products on the market, TrueLipids contains anti-aging formulations and answers for redness, dry skin, enlarged pores, excess oil, irritation and allergy, bringing new meaning to hypoallergenic non-toxic skin care.

CoTZ Sunscreen

CōTZ was created in 1989 to provide a healthier sunscreen, people would actually love to wear because it feels great. CōTZ sunscreens sit invisibly on top of the skin and functions like thousands of mirrors to deflect UVA/UVB rays before they can penetrate the skin. CōTZ contains a balanced mineral complex that is 100% free of oils, fragrances, preservatives, parabens, PABA, gluten and pthalates.

Elvis + Elvin

Elvis + Elvin
A brand of high quality luxurious products ranging from skincare, makeup, fragrance, body and haircare launched by Victoria Leung in 2014. The products are made with the greatest care in small batches and packaged by hand.


Visão MD
Engineered on a powerful, anti-inflammatory platform, VisãoMD medical grade skin care is formulated to improve mild to severe skin conditions such as aging, pigment, texture, rosacea and acne at the root cause. Each product offers "power of 12" repair which delivers at least 12 bio-functional ingredients in one application. VisãoMD administers personalized product therapy based on targeted skincare needs through a proprietary technology know as the Skin Care Cocktail that not only super charge overall results but offer mixology of two or more products for an easy, one step application.


Since 2005, Bluebeards has specialized in a line of beard care products including beard wash, beard conditioner and beard lotion to help maintain facial hair. Their beard care products which are always tested on real beards, are formulated to cure beard itch, make tough beards manageable and leave skin and facial hair smooth, healthy and smelling great.

Do any of these brands/products sound interesting to you?


Joan Lee said...

Ohlala, how fun! Thanks for the tip about Spa Week coming up - a massage sounds up my alley. Also, I'd look into some of these skincare brands but I feel like I have my hands full already with the crazy number of Korean skincare brands out there.

John Kim said...

That's a lot of skincare choices you just through out there. I've been suffering from skin problems for a long time, so I might look into some of these products.

May Cho said...

All of these brands sound interesting, honestly, but I'd say that the VisaoMD range piqued my interest the most. I've not heard of any brand that specializes in bearcare, so BlueBeards was pleasantly surprising, too!


Emmylou said...

They all sound interesting and would love to try all of them...well, maybe except for the Bluebeards one....hehe

Coco said...

I love this kind of sense pampering events! Baci,
Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

sonia // daring coco said...

This must have been a wonderful event to attend to. I've had a horrible day today and wouldn't mind some pampering.


Ivana Split said...

I find all of them very interessting, except from the last one because I don't have a beard but I do think that there is place for bluebeard on the market because beards are becoming very trendy with men. I'm not a fan of facial hair, but it is always nice to see somebody do something they want and feel comfortable with, so I'm not against beards even if I honestly don't like beards on most men. Fortunately my husband doesn't plan to grow one anytime soon:)!

Most of these products does sound fantastic. It is amazing how far the beauty and care skin products have come! everyday there is some new product, new's great. Someday we might all really have perfect skin.

Jackie Harrison said...

I will love to try the treatment mask that sound so relaxing after a stressful day.

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Hi sweetie,
beautiful and cool event. Great brand
Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary - Fashion blog

Unknown said...

Hello from Spain: great beauty products. Keep in touch

Paola Lauretano said...

Wow, Great event and Interesting beauty products!!!!
xo Paola
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Lilli said...

Yes and have to add a lot!:) What a fun day Rowena, I bet it must have been very interesting to discover all these brands/products. To be honest, Id soon join the spa week, wish it was even here! Then Im very inspired by Arts&Scents and Elvis+Elvin stuff, both sound very good. Happy Monday, many kisses! xo

Elle Sees said...

what a lovely event! i loved your recap.

Lenya said...

Sounds like it was an amazing event, Rowena. They all sound interesting, well except the beard one, lol. I would love to try any of them. Happy Monday, girl.

Shireen L. Platt said...

This is a gorgeous event because it's such a good introduction to brands that I have never heard of. I really like CōTZ, never heard a sunscreen like that before and that really piqued my curiosity.

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Unknown said...

Looks like a very nice event. I love their set up.

little luxury list said...

Bluebeards is such a funny, but I'm guessing much needed line for that segment!
I remember Spa Week and had a certificate to one of their spas a few years ago. I'm curious about CoTZ now. Thanks for the review!
Sorry for being MIA. Life has been insane personally and professionally but I'm glad i could pop by!

little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living


It must be nice to live in NYC, as I see many NY bloggers talk about so many great events. I will have to check into the Bluebeards for my bf. The CheryLee MD products also sound promising. :)
Style For Him

A Very Sweet Blog said...

What a great roundup Rowena! I've never heard of these brands, but I think it's awesome to be introduced to them. Sounds great!

Marcela Gmd said...

Great event!!! interesting products!!!
Have a good week, dear Rowena!!! my g+ for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Anonymous said...

A nice event to discover interesting brands. I hadn't heard of any before yet.


Oh to Be a Muse said...

It always makes taking photos so easy when you have such a bright setting. Looks like a great event.

ALLIE NYC said...

Ooo that Visomd sounds GREAT, and Spa Week, how have not heard of this? THANKS for the heads up!!


Midnight Cowgirl said...

The perfumes from Arts&Scents sound lovely!

Effortlesslady said...

Looks like a great event. I would like to try a product from Arts&Scents.

Raden Ayu/MI said...

The decoration is so pretty :)

trishie said...

What a fun event. All these brands are new to me. I like the look of the Arts and Scents products

Unknown said...

Spa Week sounds all kinds of amazing!

miasmode said...

Hi Rowena, what an amazing event. All products sound interesting. Of course I have no need for Bluebeards :D I have never heard of Arts and Scents although they are a German brand. I would love to try their fragances :D Besides that I wouldn't mind to try Elvis and Elvin. Wish you a happy Tuesday. Hope you had a great time at the event :D


Unknown said...

I love how there is a National Spa Week - what a great excuse for some nice treatments. The Arts and Scents sounds like my kind of thing. I love mixing scents and yes, it is quite a big thing in Europe. We did it for our wedding X

Jessica said...

This event looks so fun! All of the products have beautiful packaging.

BEAUTYEDITER.COM – Beauty Blog said...

Awesome! Happy Wednesday dear! :)


Edyta said...

Epic, epic, epic event!


Wonderful event to get to know all those exhibitors at one place, Rowena! So many multitasking high quality products, even for the men! Mus have been the beauty heaven in NYC! :) Lovely and clean presentation!

xoxo Ira

JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

Ahhh Rowena,

Looks like a great kind of event to get to know more beauty brands. I have not heard of any of the brands here but it sounds like quite some TLC sort of beauty brands here. The one that got me curious is the last one, Bluebeards. I never knew that there is such brand that caters to even such needs.

Why didn't I think of that, huh? Cool.

An eye opener for me, haha. Enjoy the rest of your week, Rowena!

And yes, the bad haze is still haunting us... I am so wishing for a clear blue sky right about NOOOWWW! please. and I am glad to hear that the humidity level in NYC has gone down. But like you said, there is plenty of time to be cool when winter hits, ya? haha


Stanislava E. said...

They all sound interesting to me, but again I've never heard of any of them. So thanks for the introduction! I would love to attend the spa week, haha.