#GiftThisHB: Shopping Party in NYC

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Last Thursday we gathered at Henri Bendel in NYC to celebrate the holidays with a whole lotta shopping and little champagne sipping – or was it the other way around? Either way, the most important detail of the event is that that evening we also OFFICIALLY launched our Android and revamped iOS apps. Woot!! 

Our featured ambassadors from Her Campus and StyleList led the charge, demo-ing the app to shoppers while our lovely hostess, Christine, from NYC Pretty helped guests make the perfect holiday gift picks.

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#ShopcadeStyle ambassadors (L – R), Divya Bahl (Senior manager of client services), Michelle Lewis (Senior Editor), Kelsey Thorn (Designer), and Chelsea Evans (Director of Operations) from Her Campus with their iPads in tow, all set to show off our brand spanking new app.

 

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The brown stripes of Henri Bendel say it all – classic New York City style. What girl wouldn’t want to play dress-up in this giant closet. I mean, look at the view from the top!

 

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Man, do our Shopcaders know how to accessorize!

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3 Holiday Nail Looks from NYC Nail Artist Extrordinaire, Miss Ladyfinger

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Taryn Multack, better known by her profesh name, Miss Ladyfinger is a nail artist living in NYC. The Syracuse U grad majored in fashion design but uses her trained eye to turn digits (in lieu of fabric) into haute couture. She finds trends everywhere – from the streets to the catwalk – to create her cutting edge nail art. Her goal is to make the world a more stylish and, ahem, polished place.

We think she’s doing a pretty good job so we caught up with Taryn to talk about her designer wish list, 2014 nail trends, and tips (get it) for every girl on new ways to style their holiday nails.

If you could have ONE designer item under your tree/menorah/kwanzaa bush this year, what would it be?

A drawstring backpack from The Row.

Nail polish is getting banned. You can only safely stow away ONE color. Which one is it?

I’d have to say Peridot by Chanel.

2014 is almost here! Last year was all about the pointy nail, what new nail trend do we have to look forward to in months ahead?

My new favorite thing ever— matte! And nude. Together they look really chic.

Imagine you have three girlfriends. One lives Uptown, one lives Downtown, and one lives in Brooklyn. How would you paint their nails for a holiday party?

Easy…

Brooklyn Babe – Eclectic

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Inspired by Celine | Ciate Paint Pot in Big Yellow Taxi, $15, available at Sephora; Zoya Nail Polish in Jacqueline, $8, available at Zoya; Maybelline Color Show in Tenacious Teal, $2.99, available at Target; Maybelline Color Show in Onyx Rush, $2.99, available at Harmon Face Value; Nails Inc in Chelsea Bridge Road, $17.24, available at ASOS; Essie Too Too Hot, $8.50, available at Essie; Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Ultra-Matte Top Coat, $10, available at Sephora

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