Tuesday, April 22, 2014

{Recap} @ElementsShow NYC - Brand Highlights - It's #Beauty, #Makeup, #Perfume #Nails #Cosmetics GALORE!



Elements Showcase is the definitive marketplace for established and emerging visionaries in the world of Beauty and Fragrance Design. They are the most innovative curated fragrance tradeshow in the industry, linking the best in fragrance and apothecary with top tier press and buyers from boutiques, major retailers and key independent storefronts. The aesthethic of Elements Showcase is unlike any other tradeshow, featuring an open floor plan, special projects, and intriguing art installations at an incredible location in the heart of New York City.

And while it's meant for Press to experience it across multiple days, I can normally only attend one day (more like a few hours of that day too boot), so I have to maximize my time, sit down with a list of exhibitors and figure out my plan of attack very early on.

Here are the amazing products and brands I met with during Elements Showcase in mostly alphabetical order:

Adornia Jewelry
Adornia Jewelry



I loved their creative display and had to stop and take a few extra pictures to get better close up details:

Adornia Jewelry
Adornia Jewelry













Adornia Jewelry
Adornia Jewelry


Ulrich Lang New York fifth fragrance, Aperture
Ulrich Lang New York presented his fifth fragrance, Aperture














“Introspective and intoxicating Aperture Ulrich Lang New York is a wood-spicy fragrance for the new age,” 

Introspective and heady is the best way to describe Ulrich Lang's Fifth Fragrance, Aperture, it's a bit woody/spicy with top notes of pink, black and white pepper, Mid Notes of Tobacco, Jasmin, Cedarwood a hint of Muguet (another name for day lily - nothing to do with Lord of the Rings I promise) and Dry Notes of Musk, Vevier, Ambergris, Animalic Notes and Amber.


Arts&Scents - as the packaging indicates, these are young, fresh and different perfumes.



I can never have too many make up brushes!
Unhinged by Bliss Lau

More Unhinged by Bliss Lau Jewelry
Unhinged Jewelry Creative Directed by Bliss Lau




Calming Park Candles
Calming Park Candles come in scents including: Fig-Bamboo, Sequoia, Cashmere (which includes precious balms like incense and myrrh making it my personal favorite), cactus and spa de provence.
Calming Park No 7 Music CD and Calming Park Various Candle Scents


As you can see there is also a CD! The CD shown above is Calming Park No 7, and you can hit HERE for the full Track Listing.

Common Good Products
Common Good featured at Elements Showcase in New York City, February 2014
Common Good Products are safe to use around kids and pets! I would definitely love to test all of these as I am asthmatic and do have allergies!

Condense Paris by Nathalie Lamande offers a wide range of Natural Skin Care Products
Condense Paris by Nathalie Lamande offers a wide range of Natural Skin Care Products!


Condense Paris by Nathalie Lamande offers a wide range of Natural Skin Care Products
The range is structured by skin type so you can get  truly targeted care that fits your unique skin and skincare needs.
Detaille 1905 Paris offers Skin Care, Perfumes, Essentials Oils, Powders, Room Fragrances
Detaille 1905 Paris offers Skin Care, Perfumes, Essentials Oils, Powders, Room Fragrances and you can order samples sizes to try them all out before you commit to a full size product purchase!
Dude Wipes, HairBond haircare products
Dude Wipes - who feels if you are still wiping with just toilet paper, you're a chump and your ass hates you for it. Any red-blooded American knows Dude Wipes are something you never leave the crib without. (They are *Also sweet for your face, hands, pits, and of course dude regions.) And for those of you who need some grooming aids for areas up North (C'mon folks I mean your HAIR) try HairBond haircare products.
With makeup only tested on SuperModels, Ellis Faas offers a wide range of lips, eyes, skin, and one of the most unique holders I've seen to house your skincare treasure trove . The Ellis Holder and Ellis Clips make your makeup arsenal something to akin to a bullet! Stylish with a dash of Urban Cool!
OK so my hand played supermodel for a day testing out some of Ellis Faas range of colors, I really liked this one!
Magnolia Flower, Grandiflora, Fragrances, Scents, Perfumes
I love when approaching an exhibitor booth gives you a sense of anticipation!
Grandiflora, Magnolia Grandiflora Sandrine, Magnolia Grandiflora Sandrine, Magnolia Flower, Grandiflora, Fragrances, Scents, Perfumes
Sydney floral designer Saskia Havekes presented the Fragrances inspired by Magnolia and using the same name as her floral design business, Grandiflora. Two visions of Magnolia were created, Magnolia Grandiflora Michel and Magnolia Grandiflora Sandrine. A third Grandiflora fragrance will be based on Madagascan Jasmine and will be called Stephanotis Floribunda. I'm going to link you guys directly to the Stockists page on their site so you'll know exactly where to buy it.
ILLUMINUM Fragrance display signage at Elements Showcase Tradeshow
The Trade Show was sectioned by 'Elements' and as you can see ILLUMINUM was in the Gold Elements area of the showcase.
ILLUMINUM Fragrance testing area at Elements Showcase Tradeshow
Scent Testing area, it is super hard to pick a favorite!

I will say that I have worn the scent 'Bergamot Blossom' most often this spring and do not fail to receive various compliments when I am wearing it! Its notes include: Bergamot Calabria, Neroli Tunisia, Pimento Berry, Black Pepper and Thyme at it's heart and base notes of Labdanum, Musk and Oak Moss. Other standouts were Rajamusk, Arabian Amber, and of course Piper Leather (very masculine, but I tend to find 'leather' scents appealing).

Eco Beauty Brand Indie Lee
Eco Beauty Brand Indie Lee was in the Mercury Section of the Showcase!
Eco Beauty Brand Indie Lee Products Display at Elements Showcase New York City February 2014

Eco Beauty Brand Indie Lee Products Display at Elements Showcase New York City February 2014



I would love to try the Clear Complexion Kit as I hear such wonderful things about the Squalane Facial Oil that is included in that kit!

Isabelle Ariana Parfums Paris display at Elements Showcase
Isabelle Ariana Parfums Paris display at Elements Showcase. Their range includes: Magic Amber, Mystic Wood, Rose Sultance, Ombre Sublime, Ombre Coquine, Reine de Saba and Oriental Blossom.
I would definitely love to try the full sizes as it's hard to gauge on the test strips how it will smell against your own body chemistry.

Joya Studio Candles at Elements New York Showcase February 2014 signage display
We were happy to see Joya return, as we had featured them the last time they did Elements Showcase in New York City, in case you missed our original feature on them, press HERE

Joya Studio Candles at Elements New York Showcase February 2014

Joya Studio Candles at Elements New York Showcase February 2014

candle in honor of the Famous Katz's Delicatessen, a NYC institution since 1888
Couldn't resist getting a closeup of this candle in honor of the Famous Katz's Delicatessen, a NYC institution since 1888, 3 generations in my family got to enjoy their corned beef sandwiches that's for sure!
Kjaer Weis Eco Make Up was also on display at Elements Showcase in New York, their website is currently under construction, in the meantime you can connect to them via Facebook intead.
k/ller collection Jewelry on Display at Elements Showcase New York City February 2014
k/ller collection was back again. Last time we featured their Brass Engraved Nail Shield Sets, if you missed that post, check it out here.

k/ller collection Jewelry on Display at Elements Showcase New York City February 2014
I love bold statement necklaces and these definitely caught my eye!

k/ller collection Jewelry on Display at Elements Showcase New York City February 2014


Londontown's KUR: Nail Treatment System, Lakur Enhanced Nail Colors
Londontown's KUR: Nail Treatment System caught my eye as all the products in the system work in unison to repair, strengthen and hydrate the nail and cuticle! I also loved their lakur: enhanced nail colors as well.
MD Solar Sciences offer a wide array of  'ProVention-R' Skin Care and MDSolarSciences Sun Care Products
MD Solar Sciences offer a wide array of  'ProVention-R' Skin Care and MDSolarSciences Sun Care Products - offering sun damage prevention while diminishing many of the signs of photo-aging.

Meow Meow Tweet offers Vegan + Pure + Crafted by Hand small batch natural apothecary products based in Brooklyn, New York. And let's face it, anything that says 'tweet' catches my eye!

Meow Meow Tweet Tea Tree Rosemary Liquid Soap
Bellegance Perfumes premiere fragrance Midnight Promise, a beautiful Eau de Parfum, butterfly bottle
Bellegance Perfumes premiere fragrance Midnight Promise, a beautiful Eau de Parfum, gets five out of five butterflies for both the beautiful butterfly packaging and the beauty of the scent. It's Top Notes include: Sparkling Red Mandarin and a whisper of Tangy Cinnamon, a Heart Note of Red Moroccan Rose and Base Notes of Vanilla, Amber, Incense, Fresh Vetiver, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Musk. (Which as many of you might remember, when I got the opportunity to do a 'custom scent' my notes were strikingly similar to these. I have been alternating wearing this scent and the Bergamot Blossom by ILLUMINUM referenced above and get tons of compliments on both of these!) This is a perfect gift for any butterfly lover in your life! With Mother's Day Coming Up Soon, I urge you to keep this one in mind!

MINE Luxury Nail Lacquer
MINE Luxury Nail Lacquer is handmade using the finest raw minerals in the world! Each exclusive color is richly pigmented, hand-mixed and poured into a hand-crafted Austrian crystal bottle. They are fnished with a custom brush and application requires only one coat. These are designed by a jeweler and it certainly shows! 

MINE Luxury Nail Lacquer Manicure
I got the 24K Graphite Crystal Top Manicure ($325) using the GRAPHITE & GOLD Lacquer and a Crystal Top Coat. My mani brings all the boys to the yard.....LOL (This was definitely a five out of five butterflies rating, best manicure ever! Just wish my nails were longer!)


This is literally perfect for the mom that has it all, turning her nails into 24K works of art? I would say that will definitely bump you into favorite status!

Portland General Store Apothecary
Portland General Store is an apothecary with a little something for everyone!

Products on Display during Elements Showcase New York City February 2014 Portland General Store Apothecary
They have a ton of neat stuff for men and the TSA Compliant Dopp Kit on the upper right hand of the picture would make a wonderful Father's Day Gift!

Products on Display during Elements Showcase New York City February 2014 Portland General Store Apothecary


Cirque Colors hand-blended nail lacquers
Cirque Colors is a New York based beauty brand that specializes in hand-blended nail lacquers. The name 'Cirque', meaning ring or circle, represents the color wheel and endless color possibilities in the continuum. They also have a color called 'AU' made with real 23k gold leaf flake at a much more budget friendly price than MINE!
Ray Simons of Amsterdam RAYMAN Organic Skincare for Men
Ray Simons of Amsterdam big smile and welcoming display drew me in! RAYMAN is a 100% natural and organic Skincare line for men - Skull, Face and Shave Oil with NO chemicals, NO synthetics, only Botanicals!

Ray Simons of Amsterdam RAYMAN Organic Skincare for Men
I adore the packaging!


This is definitely another great choice if you are shopping for something unique for Dad for Father's Day, trust me, he'll appreciate THIS way more than a tie!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Make-Up, Skincare, Fragrances
It was also nice to see Rouge Bunny Rouge Back Again, we covered them the last Elements HERE

sans[ceuticals] - New Generation Beauty presented their products for skin and hair at Elements Showcase New York City, February 2014
sans[ceuticals] - New Generation Beauty presented their products for skin and hair at Elements Showcase New York City, February 2014

Suleko Perfumes
Suleko definitely gets my vote for most unique bottle packaging, even their website opens up to words by John Keats, and the scents are certainly as unique as their packaging. These are like mini works of art for your vanity, dresser, or night table! Enjoy!

tenoverten at Elements Showcase New York City February 2014
It was great to see tenoverten back at Elements Showcase New York City, I got a really great manicure from them the last time, here is a link to my past tenoverten mani and coverage of them.

tenoverten at Elements Showcase New York City February 2014
I spotted some great colors for Spring!

Thymes Natural-Smelling Fragrances
I was very happy to spot Thymes as I am quite familiar with their products!

Thymes Natural-Smelling Fragrances products
Thymes Natural-Smelling Fragrances have been a long time hit with me, the only hard decision is settling on just one, and they even offer a sample kit on their website to help you do just that!

Thymes Natural-Smelling Fragrances


Union Fine Fragrance Collection
Union Fine Fragrance Collection was developed by an eclectic group of friends to offer truly British fragrances that contained ingredients sourced from the shores of the UK.

uslu airlines is a Berlin based luxury cosmetics brand
uslu airlines is a Berlin based luxury cosmetics brand, (not an airline!)

uslu airlines is a Berlin based luxury cosmetics brand
You know I can't resist a display of lipsticks! How I love my red lippies!

vbeaute is a vegan, gluten free, paraben free, fragrance free, nut and oat free line made for all skin types
vbeaute is a vegan, gluten free, paraben free, fragrance free, nut and oat free line made for all skin types!

Verso Skincare offers the first non-prescription high dose Vitamin A derivative that can be used safely in the daytime
Verso Skincare offers the first non-prescription high dose Vitamin A derivative that can be used safely in the daytime.

w3ll people utilizes Organic Aloe infused makeup to help sooth, nourish, moisturize and heal the skin
w3ll people knows that our skin absorbs 60-80% of what we put on it, and that drives their mission to create innovative cosmetics of quality, integrity and purity to achieve not just external beauty but also healthy results on the inside!

w3ll people utilizes Organic Aloe infused makeup to help sooth, nourish, moisturize and heal the skin.

My Take:

Elements Showcase definitely delivered a great mix of brands. But I will say that Midnight Promise with that memorable and delightful scent AND in the perfect butterfly packaging and the MINE Luxury Nail Lacquer Manicure were definitely my top two highlights!

Butterflies which brand resonates most with you? Which one would you most like to try? Let them know you saw them featured on Ascending Butterfly so we can hopefully come back with something fun for YOU too!


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