A Million and Counting, with Duane Reade!


It’s not everyday you get to join your favorite NYC drugstore and celebrate them hitting over 1 million twitter followers! But I was more than thrilled to join Duane Reade, Duane Reade VIP bloggers, and even many of you on twitter to party and celebrate Duane Reade hitting a history making 1 million followers on twitter!

Prior to the #DR1MM celebration I headed down to Duane Reade’s 40 Wall Street location where I was prepped to party by having an amazing manicure, and later having my hair done.

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I decided I wanted to go for The NYC Talon colors (black and hot pink) and my manicurist – who was amazing by the way – not only did a flawless job on my nails, but also assured me that if I came back to visit her she could help me rehab my yellowing nails. “You paint your nails a lot” she pointed out, “make sure you’re using a basecoat”. I haven’t used a basecoat in ages, I know, I’m incorrigible. “Come back, and I’ll help you make your nails white again.” I plan to.

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My amazing manicurist! She was sooo nice!

The polish I chose were OPI’s Charged Up Cherry for the tips, and Black Onyx. Also, if you’re in NYC definitely consider going to one of Duane Reade’s Nail Bar’s to get your nails done – my manicurist informed me that they can do any number of styles or designs, including – my favorite – matte nails.

#DR1MM #cbias #shop

I also had my hair done by Koni Bennet (@glassofclass on twitter) at Duane Reade’s in-house salon, who did an amazing job with my hair! I absolutely love the curls! I still can’t believe that NY’ers can walk into a Duane Reade with a messy do and walk out with hair like this. Amazing. It’s that kind of service that makes me not surprised (though really happy) that Duane Reade has hit 1 million – and counting – twitter followers.

#DR1MM #cbias #shop

In between dining on Duane Reade’s in-house brand DeLish sushi, and fruit smoothies, and rubbing elbows with Duane Reade executives and Duane Reade’s own PR/Digital Communications Manager, Calvin Peters, I also twitter partied with many of you – who joined us for a evening of celebration! Some of you who tweeted with us at our party even won some pretty amazing gift cards!

It was so cool seeing all your tweets on the the jumbo screen while at the event – and I loved sharing them with you too! Thank you for joining us!

While not all of you have had the opportunity to meander through NYC streets and waltz into a local Duane Reade, many of you pointed out that the things that have made Duane Reade so popular, is a combination of stellar service, great products, and dependability. I couldn’t agree more.

I’m so happy to be a Duane Reade blogger and definitely am looking forward to Duane Reade’s next celebration – here’s to looking forward to two million! 😉


  1. September 26, 2013 / 10:33 am

    love the nails, the hair and the food. looks like a great time!!

    • blogging
      September 26, 2013 / 2:07 pm

      It was! I had a blast – love Duane Reade! Thanks for stopping by Shari! 🙂

  2. September 26, 2013 / 10:39 am

    I love love love love love the pink and black nails. I must try that look. If only my nails would grow out a little. Lucky you for being a Duane Reade Blogger. I love that place!

    • blogging
      September 26, 2013 / 2:08 pm

      I do feel incredibly lucky 😉 I’m so glad that you like the look (and that you’re also a Duane Reade fan!), I think next time I’ll go for matte black polish just to mix it up a bit.

  3. September 26, 2013 / 10:48 am

    Love the nails! Such awesome contrast! Your hair looks amazing too. Sounds like a great day!

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      September 26, 2013 / 2:10 pm

      My manicurist did a great job, and I was giddy with gladness over how my hair came out – lol! Now, I just have to learn how to do it myself 😛

  4. September 26, 2013 / 11:07 am

    I can’t wait to host the 2million fan party on Twitter!! I also need to get my self down to a Duane Reade so I can experience the awesome for myself 🙂

    • blogging
      September 26, 2013 / 2:13 pm

      I can’t wait to join you for the 2Mil party too! You were an awesome host! I hope you get a chance to visit soon – I’ll take you to all my favorite Duane Reade’s! 😉

  5. Marika
    September 26, 2013 / 12:17 pm

    Oh the black with the red edge colors on the nails are simply awesome. I don’t think I’ve seen nails with this color design so far.

    • blogging
      September 26, 2013 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  6. September 26, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    wow. this looks amazing. love the nails. alot.

  7. September 26, 2013 / 1:35 pm

    Yeah for Duane Reed on the twitter followers! I wish we had a Duane Reed here. It looks like a place I could really love hanging out and shopping.

    • blogging
      September 26, 2013 / 2:19 pm

      I’m sure you’d love it Amber! 🙂 Can you believe they jumped from 10,000 to 1 Million in only one year?!

  8. Jennifer
    September 26, 2013 / 1:42 pm

    your nails are so cute!!

    • blogging
      September 26, 2013 / 2:15 pm

      Thank you! It was so nice having them done for me right before the event – that way I didn’t have a chance to ruin them, lol!

  9. September 26, 2013 / 1:47 pm

    I’m on the west coast so we don’t have Duane Reade out here, but every time I’ve visited New York it’s been a great place to shop.

    • blogging
      September 26, 2013 / 2:18 pm

      I’m glad you’ve had a chance to shop at Duane Reade!!! Now we’ll just have to campaign for them to open a location in the West Coast too! 😉 I’m of the opinion that there should be Duane Reade’s everywhere!

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