Labor Day weekend activities to celebrate summer’s end in New York


So long, summer.

Labor Day weekend is the last chance to indulge in the city’s warm-weather delights, such as making a splash at the free outdoor pools, tasting many seasonal restaurant menu items, jamming to an entrancing music festival, braving rollercoaster rides in reverse, and more.

Soak these up before the joys of summer have gone.


The city’s 50-plus outdoor pools close after Labor Day, as do the Cedar Grove and Wolfe’s Pond beaches on Staten Island. The rest of the city’s 14 miles of public beaches remain open until Sept. 13. Lifeguards are on duty daily between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the sandy strands, while the pool lifeguards operate between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., with early bird and night owl lap swim hours varying by pool. See for details on the swimming hole nearest you.


Holy backwards, Batman!

This weekend is the last chance to ride the Six Flags Great Adventure Batman: The Ride in reverse.

The Jersey theme park has been running the rollercoaster backwards all summer, meaning daredevils have been flying blind through the zero-gravity roll and flipping 180 degrees.

But after Monday, the ride will return to its regular, forward route, so strap yourself in for this added adrenaline rush while you still can. Tix run $42.99-$69.99 in person, or save $20 by booking online at


Several summery items will be taken off city menus after the holiday weekend, including Racines NY’s seasonal $20 Squash Blossom with lobster, morcilla and spiced carrot foam, as well as its $14 Ajo Blanco almond and garlic gazpacho with tomato sorbet, cherrie and green beans. See

The Pier A Harbor House ( stops pouring its $10 End of Summer Rose Sangria this weekend. And Shake Shake ( salutes the end of the season with a limited-time Labor Day weekend menu of $4.50 corn dogs and Peach Pie oh My Concretes ($4.50-$6.75) at every location, except for stadiums and airports, from Friday through Monday.


The Noguchi Museum toasts the summer’s end with its final Free First Friday evening, which includes a wine and beer cash bar and special programming from 5 to 8 p.m.

Moving forward, Friday admission will still be gratis from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but you’ll have to get your buzz on elsewhere after eyeing the works of Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi and the gorgeous sculpture garden. 9-01 33rd Rd., at Vernon Blvd., Queens. See


There’s one last outdoor musical festival rocking the city this season: the three-day Electric Zoo that transforms Randalls Island into a rave from Friday through Sunday.

Headliners include The Chemical Brothers on Friday, Above & Beyond on Saturday, and Alesso on Sunday. Single-day passes start at $109, with remaining two-day passes beginning at $199, and remaining three-day passes starting at $299.99. See


The Broadway revival of “On the Town” starring Misty Copeland is closing on Sept. 6 after its year-long run at the Lyric Theater.

The toe-tapping Tony Award-nominated showcase follows three sailors swept off their feet by three riveting NYC women during their 24-hour shore leave, and includes beloved numbers such as “New York, New York,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.” 213 W. 42nd St. See for tickets.


There’s just a few days left to catch the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s breathtaking China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition, which has been extended through Monday. The sprawling exhibit showcasing more than 140 haute couture and avant-garde pieces explores China’s impact on Western fashion and culture, with designer looks displayed amongst Chinese costumes, paintings, ceramics and jewelry. Suggested admission is $25 adults, $12 students. 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd St. See

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Apply a Face Mask For Radiant, Beautiful Skin

Young woman receiving facial treatment in spa

Facial masks are a great way to reduce impurities in the face, as well as make your skin seem smoother and softer. They also help shrink pores, which further enhances your skin’s softness.

There are three main types of skin masks to choose from. Clay masks work best with oily skin, removing oil and dirt from the face. It also leaves your pores clean and makes your skin radiant. Next are paraffin masks. They are safe for all skin types. Paraffin masks work to help blood circulation in the face, as well as moisturizing and softening your skin. Finally, peel-type masks work to remove dead skin cells from the face, leaving skin looking beautiful. It’s important to check the box to make sure that the mask works with your skin type.

Before applying your mask, clean your face with your favorite facial cleanser. Make sure that your face is completely clean, and allow your face to dry. Always follow the directions for your facial mask, and don’t leave it on any longer than it needs to be. While the mask is curing, relax and try not to move your face too much because moving too much can cause the mask to crack.

When the mask has finished curing, clean your face again to remove all traces of the mask. Make sure to remove every last bit of the mask, and rinse with warm water. Next, pat your face dry. With your face clean, apply moisturizer to prevent your skin from drying out or over-producing oil.

It’s best to use masks before you apply makeup so your face can be prepared for what is coming next. It is very important to prep your skin to keep it healthy and glowing.

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7 Trendy Up Hairstyles to Try Out

Woman brushing hair

If you have longer hair, you may be looking for something different to try. Putting your hair up is often fun to do and there are many ideas to choose between. Some can be tricky but as you develop a routine you will find them to become flawless. Here are seven styles to try out with your hair.

  1. A Side Fishtail Plait

This is a great look for the summer and works with many different outfits and styles, especially when you’re going on a trip to the beach. The side fishtail plait is actually relatively easy to do, but your arms may get tired half way through. The best thing to do is practice a couple of times before you go out with it.

  1. The Messy Bun

The messy bun is quick and simple. You simply put your hair up and allow parts of it to fall away. The more time you spend on it the worse it will actually look! You can add different things to your messy bun too like headbands and hair accessories, but avoid doing too much. The whole point of the style is to make it look like it was done quickly.

  1. The Side Ponytail

Make your hair look luxurious but find something extremely easy to do. The side ponytail is a great option and there are many things that you can do with it. Use a hair tie that is the same color as your natural hair color so that it is easily hidden. You could opt for adding a plait along the bottom of the hair at the back to add a little more detail.

  1. Wear Your Hair to One Side

Similar to the side ponytail, you could remove the hair bobble and just use clips and grips to put your hair to one side. This will allow you to keep your hair down and just cover one ear, while showing the other one off. This works great with asymmetrical earrings and there are some pretty clips that you can use for the back of your hair.

  1. Half-Up, Half-Down Look

It may sound like a childish option but the half-up, half-down look is a trendy summer option. You can do all sorts with it to make it stand out and look great. Create a quiff at the top of your head or add some clips and fancy ties at the back. This works really well when you also clip your fringe out of the way.

  1. Make a Quiff with Your Fringe

If you have a fringe, clip it out of the way on the top of your head. You can quickly make a quiff with it by using a couple of grips. If you still want a bit of a fringe, just clip part of it out of the way. To get the rest of the hair off the back of your neck, a simple ponytail works wonders.

  1. The Plaited Bun

Create a bun at the back of your head but leave a strand of hair out. Create a plait with that strand and wrap it around the bun. You can also buy headbands and bobbles that are plaited in the same color as your hair to create the look quickly.

So those are the seven super easy up hair dos for you to try next. Along with having fantastic looking hair, try our Kenise fragrance to tie your whole look together. You will look flawless while smelling great too. Be brave, bold, and beautiful with Kensie fragrance.

Sunglasses: From Basic Eyewear to Fashion Trend

Sunglasses or (spectacles) are said to have originated as far back as the 12th century or possibly earlier by Chinese court judges. They used flat panes of smoke colored quartz that protected the eyes from glares, but did not have corrective sight abilities like prescription lenses. There is some historical data
that states the crystals were used to hide the facial expression and/or having eye contact during interrogation of witnesses.

Other experiments in the mid-18th century have documented the use of blue or green lenses with spectacles, not necessarily called sunglasses at that time, but it was believed to have corrective abilities for specific vision impairments.

In the late 1920s, inexpensive sunglasses were introduced to America by Sam Foster and his company called Foster Grant on the beaches of the most famous East Coast summer vacation hot spot Atlantic City, NJ at the legendary Woolworth department store on the boardwalk.

Around 1926, the famous Bausch & Lomb eyewear had one of the best developments in the world, the Ray-Ban brand sunglasses. They were made for pilots during the First and Second World War period and are still available to this day. Ray-Bans have timeless form, function and style. 1936 was another year for a major development in technology for sunglasses / sun shade use. Edwin H. Land experimented using his patented Polaroid filter by covering the lenses to further enhance the ability for sunglasses to reduce glares. Later, that development carried over to cameras, camera lenses and various optical accessories.

The 1950s is when sunglasses started to play as more of a fashion statement for movie stars and musicians. Sunglasses became a cultural phenomenon and a fashion accessory in the world no matter the time, place, indoor, outdoors, day, or night. Sunglasses were raised to a whole new level in those days.

Foster Grant came forward with an ad campaign that took their sunglasses to the ultimate chic level with the popular saying “Who’s that behind those Foster Grants?” That made the company a dominant force in the world of must-have fashion eyewear in America and abroad. Today, sunglasses or shades have come a long way since its introduction and this fashion accessory trend keeps on evolving to a must-have as part of any wardrobe, anytime of the year.

Exposure to ultra-violet rays (UV) can cause short and long term ocular problems and proper protection is vital with fashion or work-related eyewear and should be taken into consideration. Beside from looking good, consumers need to be aware of what to look for when buying sunglasses no matter the price range. Remember, price is not necessarily an indicator of quality as one might think.

Now, Sunglasses are available from a multitude of designers and manufacturers. There are designer sunglasses by Prada, Oakley, Hugo Boss, Versace etc. and even some old school originators come in almost any size, color, shape and style. From a simple experiment in the early days to worldwide fashion statement, the sunglasses movement is more than just a spectacle, it’s a fashion icon. Pair your favorite pair of sunglasses with our Kensie fragrance. Look and smell fierce and sexy with Kensie.

Lipstick 101

How many tubes of lipstick do you have in your makeup drawer? If you are like me, you probably have about forty or more! I love lipsticks and I have at least one tube in every color. It was only recently, however, that I really learned exactly what words such as “matte” and “frost” (which appear at the bottom of each lipstick tube) meant. Now I know why I have so many lipsticks in my drawer! Read below to see which one is your favorite and why!

Matte – These lipsticks provide full coverage color and tend to stay on longer than any other type of lipstick. They are best in dark colors, but might make your lips feel and appear dry because they contain zero shine ingredients. Don’t worry as you can always apply lip balms before applying your lipsticks so you lips can stay hydrated all day long. You can also try to exfoliate your lips to help the matte lipstick stay on longer.

Cream Matte– This type of lipstick contains more emollients than the matte ones, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they will shine more. You may still need that lip-gloss! You’ll find that the majority of lipsticks are cream matte because they are the most versatile and they wear very easily.

Frost – Mature women should steer clear of this type of lipstick. Frost lipstick tends to be pale and metallic in appearance, which makes lips appear dry and older than they are. If you have a “frost” in your lipstick collection and you are in love with it, try pairing it with a lip-gloss that has no metallic tint to it or a solid lipstick. The gloss will tone down the harshness of the metallic pigment or the solid lipstick will help tie the whole look together.

Sheer – This type of lipstick is perfect for the “natural” look. They are light, like gloss, but have a deeper and longer lasting color than gloss. I love this type of lipstick because you don’t need a mirror to apply it! It goes on easily and doesn’t smear or transfer onto your teeth.

So… Which one of the above types of lipstick do you own the most of? Along with a great lip, you need the perfect fragrance to finish off your look. Try our Kensie fragrance to feel sexy and confident like the powerful woman you are!

Personal Appearance And Attitude

Personal appearance is usually defined by the way we groom and dress ourselves and is generally instrumental in how other people form opinions about us. It’s an obvious feature therefore that care and attention should be given to how we look in order to make the best impression. In a working environment, there is often a dress code, which is, in most cases, obligatory. To the ambitious, keen, dedicated person this dress code can present an ideal opportunity to become noticed. Smart, well fitting, well-pressed clothing will make a huge difference to how one is judged. Certain industries and professions are not very flexible concerning dress and insist on company uniforms being worn. Even then it’s possible to stand out from the crowd by giving attention to good grooming, which will always result in a smart appearance.


If there are no restrictions on the type of clothes you wear at work it is generally easier to make a good impression with your choice of clothing. Putting care and effort into deciding on the clothes you wear to work makes a statement about you. Take this opportunity to make that statement a positive one. Dress sense is a very useful attribute to have, but not everyone possesses it. If you fall into that category, follow the dress code used by your colleagues, but always endeavor to be that little bit smarter. This extra attention to detail helps to create a business like appearance.


A person’s attitude is extremely important as the wrong one can have a negative affect and spoil their chances of promotion. The wrong attitude can result in someone appearing to be offensive, giving a completely false impression. Attitude has a lot to do with confidence and can provide the wrong signals to other people. It’s not uncommon for a person’s attitude to affect their whole performance adversely in a work environment even though they may be good at their job. Recent studies have shown that these are some of the qualities that are seen as being unhelpful: failure to build a team, arrogance, unethical, not trustworthy, poor administration, no strategic thinking, over managing, tunnel vision, unwillingness to network, inflexibility, defensiveness.


Clearly there is a need for being practical, helpful, sympathetic and truthful plus being able to spot a problem and have the ability to deal with it. Your personal attitude that you carry to the job counts for a great deal in how your performance is evaluated. It is obviously beneficial to maintain a positive, constructive and helpful attitude at work. Such an attitude will help you to cope with every singe aspect in the workplace and brings its own rewards and very often leads to promotion.


If you are fortunate enough to have a company cell phone, laptop, or tablet provided, these items should be taken care of. These are not simply “perks” of the job, they are privileges that should be looked after. Looking after these things as if they were your own and had been paid for by you can only result in positive comments about your attitude. One other place where you can make a good impression is in your office or workplace. We have all seen offices and workplaces where chaos reigns. Desks littered with paper, paper trays overflowing, newspapers and magazines spread around, empty coffee cups lying around, all give the wrong signals. So do filing cabinets with the tops loaded with files and plants in dire need of a drink of water. All these points paint a picture of inefficiency.


Just imagine how much better the impression if the desks are tidy and the filing cabinets and other furniture are used for the purpose for which they were meant. It doesn’t take long to tidy up, particularly if it is done regularly. Once again, if you do it often it becomes a habit. There is a saying in business that ‘A tidy desk shows a tidy mind’. Very true!


Most of the above will be seen to be common sense and obvious to most readers, but we make no apology for emphasizing them. It is very often a lapse of common sense and neglecting the obvious which lead to bad practices, thus reflecting on the person concerned, so please, very carefully, consider these points. To conclude, remember that a positive appearance and a positive attitude result in a positive impression of you.


Another great way to make a good first impression is to smell good! Spritzing on a dash of your favorite perfume before walking out the door can be the extra boost of confidence to help in maintaining positive appearance. We recommend checking out our line of kensie Fragrance products, of course!

High Heel Boots Are Every Woman’s Fetish

Woman with Curly Hair

Boots with high heels are a fetish for every woman. Every girl wants to have the best pair of boots in her wardrobe. Confusion arises when you start asking yourself what type of boots will suit you, which material is the best providing you with great comfort and durability etc. The market is full of all different kinds of boots with different sole patterns and colors. It’s crucial to know certain rules when it comes to boots in order to avoid slipping into the wrong pair. Boots should be selected keeping in mind that you have to walk and dance in them. In case you choose the wrong pair of boots they would end up hurting your feet for days.

Arrays of options are available when it comes to high heel boots. The most versatile are the ankle boots that can be worn with formal attire, jeans or pants and make you look stunning at the same time. Ankle boots come in suede, patent, faux leather,  wool and leather combinations. The most unique ankle boots like platforms with sparkles and stilettos with ballet style are definitely ruling the boots market.

Another form is the mid calf style. Wearers of these boots are basically the business women who prefer to wear pants instead of dresses or skirts. They look fabulous with pant suits. Available in several patterns and designs, these boots are an add on to your personality and make you look way more attractive. Whether you are a party girl, a fashionista or a business woman, these boots will always add that little oomph to your walk.

Style of high knee is the queen of high heel boots. These boots look great with any kind of attire. One can wear them on any occasion whether it is a party night with friends or a meeting for business. There are slip-ons, zip ups and the very sexy lace ups are some of the different styles in which knee high boots are available. If you want to make a statement and achieve the most classy look then you can wear a pair of knee high boots along with a short or a mini skirt ending before your knees.

This combination will surely grab people’s attention.
Three basic things which should be kept in mind before buying a pair of boots: the quality of the material, the price, and if it is long lasting comfort. If you don’t have high heel boots, it is the time to grab one!

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Is Perfume Appropriate for an Interview?

We all want to make the best impression when going to an interview. Most likely the first impression you give off will be based on your appearance. Even if the job you are applying for is a casual one, it’s best to dress professionally in order to make the best first impression. You want to show that you’re serious about this job. When dressing for your interview, think conservative. This doesn’t just involve clothing and make-up, but it also involves the amount and the kind of perfume you wear. Your perfume choice may make a difference in the first impression you make.

Don’t feel like you’re not being yourself if your work clothes are completely different from your street clothes. They should be different. There is a time and a place for everything. After work, feel free to put on your dangly jewelry and high heels and spray yourself with your exotic and sexy perfumes, but at work or at an interview you don’t want to attract this kind of attention. You want to come off as a serious, hardworking, and determined person. Don’t think about how to appear attractive, but instead think more about how to present yourself as a neat and professional person.

Your scent  may make your interview positive or negative. Again, stay conservative. Don’t wear a perfume that is too heavy, strong or sexy. Choose something light, clean and crisp. Even if you do use a very light perfume, don’t overdo it. Just spray a small amount so it is not overwhelming. When in doubt, spray less! Also, don’t spray the perfume directly on you. Spray once or twice away from you and walk into it, letting the perfume fall on you. Lastly, don’t spray yourself with perfume 2 minutes before you walk into the interview. Allow yourself at least 20 minutes so the perfume has time to settle.

Kensie is a great perfume for an interview. It is very clean and pure. It’s very smart and classy, and definitely conservative. When choosing a perfume for an interview, stay away from those cheaper, fruity, synthetic perfumes. If you don’t have something appropriate, it is better not to wear any perfume than to wear too strong perfume.

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Eye Makeup Techniques – Enhancing Your Best Beauty Feature


1697320 (1)Eye makeup techniques depend a lot on the skin tone of the wearer and on their eye color. The eye shape is secondary: how you apply can greatly enhance the shape or size of your eyes or even diminish them if incorrectly done. Here is some advice for showing off your best beauty feature.

Brown eyed women with medium complexions can wear just about any eye shadow color. For daytime, espresso, pale beige and medium brown tones look best. Some extreme shades such as the darkest brown, metallic shades and navy blue are more suited for nighttime. Blue eyed women can wear navy blue, dark brown and cream shades, but those with fair complexions can truly accentuate their features when sticking to the paler shades for daytime. Green eyes and hazel eyes are well suited with browns, greens and taupe while gray eyes can handle a variety of blues, grays and even black.

The eye shape is a factor in how to apply the eyeliner. Wide eyes can be rimmed all around to make them look even bigger while narrow eyes should not be rimmed completely since it will make them look smaller. Instead put the eyeliner and shadow on the outer half of the eyes to make them look bigger and rounder.

Applying eyeliner calls for a steady hand. Pull the eyelid and make a line of dots if you are having trouble drawing a straight line. Fill in the gaps between the dots. Work from the inside towards the outside lid. Putting eyeliner on the bottom lid can make your eyes appear a lot smaller than they are so be cautious when applying to the bottom lid.

When applying eye shadow, you should have a trio or a quad of similar shades from lightest to darkest.

The first step involves putting the lightest color on the brow bone, the area directly below the eyebrow arch. After that, line your eyes with eyeliner so when you are putting on the darker shades, you do not smudge your liner. Then put the medium shade in the eyelid crease, covering the entire crease. The darkest shade now goes on the lowest part of the eyelid from the outside corner.

The second step is applying mascara. This is the easiest step of eye makeup.  Look in the mirror as you apply. Put the mascara on the lash tips. Put it on from the inside top corner of your eyelid and then the outer corner, moving the wand horizontally. For the bottom lashes, hold the mascara brush vertically and very lightly touch the lower lashes. Make sure to just brush over the bottom lashes lightly so they do not clump.

Like eye shadow, choosing the right color of mascara depends on your skin tone and eye color. Eye and hair color are also factors in your decision. If you are a fair skinned blonde or redhead, black may be too harsh for you unless it is nighttime. Go with dark brown mascara instead. Medium complexions are flattered by dark brown or soft black mascara. The darkest eyes can wear the darkest black possible.

However always remember that less is more! You don’t wanna look like you have too much makeup on. Make sure you apply your makeup in a way that it gently compliments your features and does not overpower them!

Looking good is not the only step to being confident. It is key to smell good as well. Compliment your makeup with a kensiefragrance perfume to complete your overall appearance. Go get em!

The 25 Best Companies For Women

Whether you’re actively looking for a new job, or are simply doing a bit of harmless research into what’s out there — it might be good to know which workplaces are a hit among women.

Including “female-friendly” among your qualifying parameters might seem reductive in a job search. Of course, there are lots of factors to consider when choosing a job — from whether it pays enough to whether it’ll advance your career. However, having a general sense of which businesses and organizations are actively invested in and promoting their female employees (throughout their careers and life changes) might be useful when making these decisions.

Whether you’re actively looking for a new job, or are simply doing a bit of harmless research into what’s out there — it might be good to know which workplaces are a hit among women.

Including “female-friendly” among your qualifying parameters might seem reductive in a job search. Of course, there are lots of factors to consider when choosing a job — from whether it pays enough to whether it’ll advance your career. However, having a general sense of which businesses and organizations are actively invested in and promoting their female employees (throughout their careers and life changes) might be useful when making these decisions.

To that end, job reviewing platform Fairygodboss released its annual ranking of the 25 best companies for women, based on their members’ anonymous surveys and reviews.

Each company received a score on a scale of 0 to 100, based on the answers women gave about job satisfaction, whether women and men are treated equally at this particular workplace, and whether they’d recommend their company to other women.

The 25 companies with the highest scores include juggernauts in media, consulting, energy, and financial services. So, although startups are supposedly all the rage these days, this list could suggest that older, more established companies (perhaps those with seasoned human resources departments), may be better at supporting employees in general — and women in particular.

“If you read the job reviews women have left of these employers, you’ll see that nobody necessarily does a perfect job. However, these companies uniformly have a lot of female employees who give their companies credit for trying,” says Georgene Huang, the CEO and cofounder of Fairygodboss. “Almost all of these employers have made significant and real investments in hiring, retaining and promoting women. They have done so through improving their benefits, programs, and culture.”

In real terms, she explains that means these companies offer paid parental leave, sponsorship, and mentorship programs to advance promising women at the company. On an experiential level, these workplaces tend to be the ones where women are not micromanaged, are paid and promoted fairly, where women see other women being advanced into management roles, and boasts management that truly values work-life balance.

“None of these things are rocket science, but they’re way [beyond] cosmetic, single-policy changes,” Huang adds. “These companies understand that what make a place great for women is not a sexy single perk, but an ongoing effort to really listen and respond to their female employees.”

Here’s who made the cut:

1. Boston Consulting Group

Score: 86.3

2. Dell

Score: 78.7

3. Accenture

Score: 77.3

4. PepsiCo

Score: 76.7

5. General Electric

Score: 75.3

6. SalesforceDeloitte & PwC

Score: 73.7

7. Vanguard Group & Apple

Score: 73.3

8. American Express Company

Score: 72.7

9. Kaiser Permanente

Score: 72.0

10. Thomson Reuters

Score: 70.7

11. Time Inc.

Score: 69.3

12. Cisco Systems

Score: 67.3

13. Microsoft

Score: 65.7

14. Google & Bloomberg

Score: 65.0

15. McKinsey & Company

Score: 64.0

16. KPMG

Score: 63.3

17. EY

Score: 62.3

18. Wells Fargo

Score: 61.3

19. Goldman Sachs

Score: 61.0

20. JP Morgan Chase & Co

Score: 60.7

21. Target Corporation & The Home Depot

Score: 59.7

22. IBM

Score: 59.3

23. Dow Jones

Score: 58.0

24. Liberty Mutual Group

Score: 56.7

25. Intel Corporation

Score: 55.7


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