As a huge fan of NYX Cosmetics, I was thrilled when I found out that their first East Coast store opening would be at one of my local malls – Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, NJ.

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I had the oportunity to attend the Grand Opening on February 18th and the store is absolutely gorgeous.

Some of the activations NYX consumers can come to store and experience include:

NYX Beauty Bar – consumers are to sit at the beauty bar, choose from a number of different of-the-moment tutorials i.e. strobing, ombre lips, etc. and then re-create those looks using the iPads in front of them that feature their favorite beauty influencers/vloggers taking them through the look step-by-step
NYX Shadow Bar (first one to launch was at the East Coast Willowbrook location) – consumers can create their own custom palettes in store
NYX Lip Bar – a bar of NYX’s most beloved lip colors in a variety of formula options to choose from i.e. soft matte lip cream, butter gloss, etc.

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The NYX Willowbrook opening marks the 5th opening in the US (4 in California previously); globally, NYX has opened stores in Canada, France, Italy and Spain. Additional openings are planned throughout the remainder of 2016, with stores in the Southeast and Midwest scheduled in the next few months.

If you are from the North Jersey area, visiting NYX Willowbrook is a must!

Here are some additional photos from their Grand Opening:

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How adorable is this vest? My favorite color is black and I wear it daily so I love being able to throw on a strong print to accent my outfit. You can instantly turn a boring and dull outfit into something that pops with color or a print.

This vest is from ShopSosie.com and is still available in a few sizes, so get it while you can!

I cannot remember the last time I was able to style some pieces then go out and shoot them for Pearls & Paris. It literally has been FOREVER, therefore it felt great to get back out there. One of my best friends has picked up photography and she has a great eye so it was a pleasure to have her shoot me.

I absolutely believe that Leopard is a neutral. It’s a staple print to have in your wardrobe and it blends well with so many shades and colors.

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 I splurged on these Coach booties because they were truly love at first sight. Once they went on sale, I didn’t think twice about purchasing them. This chunky heel is not only super comfortable but very trendy this season. I’m looking forward to styling these with some fun colors in the upcoming months.

Unfortunately, these Felicia booties in leopard have sold out BUT if you like the style and shape, they are still available in black.

(Edit: as of 10pm / 12.28.15 certain sizes have come back in stock)

Booties: Coach (similar) // Cape: H&M (similar) // Leggings: American Apparel // Bag: Michael Kors

PC: @luciaviolaphotography

Today is the 4th day of my -5 Days of Christmas Giveaways-

Today’s giveaway is a set of 4 OPI nail polishes. These shades are from the Starlight Collection.

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To enter, go visit my Instagram page – @pearls_and_paris

Today is the 3rd day of my -5 Days of Christmas Giveaways-

Today’s giveaway is a great duo from Pacifica Beauty! All of their products are 100% Vegan + Cruelty-Free.

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To enter, go visit my Instagram page – @pearls_and_paris