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SELF Magazine Rocks the Summer with Nelly Furtado and Essie

Nelly Furtado, our favorite Maneater, singing at the SELF Magazine party earlier this week.

On Tuesday night, I was lucky enough to stop by SELF Magazine's Rock the Summer party. The shindig at Kiss and Fly in Manhattan’s ever-posh Meatpacking District, thrown in collaboration with standout polish brand Essie, was an hommage to the season and celebrated the release of the glossy’s August issue (with a gorgeous Demi Lovato on the cover). Major bonus: the event featured a performance by singer-songerwriter Nelly Furtado, whose new album, Spirit Indestructible, will be released on September 14th.

From getting down on the packed dance floor, to the delicious libations inspired by Essie’s newest polish colors, to Nelly’s awesome mini-concert, I had a fantastic time. Click through to see some snaps from the party!

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Self Magazine’s 2012 Healthy Beauty Awards: Dr. Jart, Yes To & Many More

Health and beauty: a winning combo, no? At this morning’s Self Magazine 2012 Healthy Beauty Awards, the theme was products that make you look and feel amazing.

The event, held at the Museum of Modern Art, revealed 89 winners across the categories of face, makeup, nails, sun, hair, and body—from Top Acne Spot Solution (hello, Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Spot Stick) to Best Deep Conditioner (woot Ojon Super Sleek Smoothing Conditioner). The products were chosen by a panel of Self readers who tested them in their own homes and submitted their honest feedback. I recognize plenty of favorites on the list, but there are also ones I’m excited to try!

Beyond celebrating the phenomenal products, Self’s Editor-in-Chief, Lucy Danzinger, also set the tone of the event by bringing attention to social media. She told the audience of editors, industry execs, and brand bigwigs that companies shouldn’t try to strong-arm their message—they should just ensure that people are talking about their products and their brands. As a Twitter and Instagram addict, I loved hearing her give a digital call to action.

Check out the Birchbox products that made the Self list!

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