May 31, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of May 30th

  • NuFace: Facial Toning Device (Sale begins Noon ET 6/1)

  • MOR, Neil George (Sale begins 8am PT 5/30)
  • Crown Brush (Sale begins 8am PT 5/31)
  • Alison Raffaele, Whitening Lightning (Sale begins 8am PT 6/1)
  • Chaacoca, Immoral Tanning (Sale begins 8am PT 6/2)
  • Baby Quasar, bellapierre (Sale begins 8am PT 6/3)
  • e.v.a. haircare (Sale begins 11am ET 5/31)
  • lava flo, tweezerman (Sale begins 11am ET 6/3)
  • beauty- must haves (Sale begins 11am ET 6/4)

May 27, 2011

All Things Pretty: The Skinny on Maxi's

Maxi dresses are a great staple for your summer wardrobe. Whether you accessorize with a chunky belt, a statement necklace, or embellished sandals, you're bound to find a maxi style that works for you.

4. dELiAs Ethnic Print Maxi Dress $39.50
6. Juicy Couture Printed silk-georgette maxi dress $380

May 25, 2011

Review: Formula 10.0.6

Formula 10.0.6 is a skincare line by Bonne Bell Co. that I had never heard of prior to an Ulta adventure where I was on a mission to try out an all new skincare routine. Here are my thoughts on a few products from their line.

Deep Down Detox Ultra-Cleansing Mud Mask I love this mask! It smells like sweet citrus and is perfect for a mid-week treat for your skin.
Keep Me Clean Purifying Facial Wipes These wipes not only smell great, and remove your makeup without drying your skin, but they really do remove all of your makeup without much effort.
One Smooth Operator Pore Clearing Face Scrub The exfoliator gets your pores of course! It not only exfoliates your skin, leaving your skin smooth, but clears up impurities.

Best Face Forward Daily Foaming Cleanser This was helping clear up my acne scarring, so I thought things were going good, until I started breaking out- at this point I had only been using this in my routine, so I knew this was what broke me out.
Seriously Shine Free Mattifying Oil-Free moisturizer My skin is combination, a little oily and a little dry in places. I figured this should keep my skin in balance, and it did- but all too well. My skin began peeling off and cracking. Nothing not even my heaviest moisturizer would prevent it even a week after I stopped using this.

May 23, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of May 23rd

  • Beauty & the beach: Clarins, Ojon, MALIN+GOETZ & more (Sale begins Noon ET 5/25)

  • Freeze 24-7 (Sale begins 8am PT 5/23)
  • Macadamia Hair Oil (Sale begins 8am PT 5/24)
  • QuickTrim (Sale begins 8am PT 5/25)
  • Bremenn Research Labs, Hairdo by Jessica Simpson, Three Custom Color Hair Specialists (Sale begins 8am PT 5/26)
  • Beauty Gadget Day, skyn ICELAND (Sale begins 8am PT 5/27)
  • Pangea Organics (Sale begins 11am ET 5/23)

May 21, 2011

All Things Pretty: Pirates of the Caribbean Inspired

In honor of yesterday's movie premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (which was great), here are a few of my favorite pirate inspired pieces.
3. Alexander McQueen Skull-print silk-chiffon scarf $295

5. 3.1 Phillip Lim Sash-collar silk-chiffon blouse $375
6. Topshop Black Fringe Leggings $40
7. Forever 21 Beaded Leatherette Sandals $22.80

May 19, 2011

All Things Pretty: Short on Prints

With warm weather comes fun prints and patterns on the market. Sure, you can buy the conventional floral skirt, tank or dress, but what about shorts? This versatile style can be worn with anything from a breezy tunic, to a chunky knit sweater, or a plain tank.

1. Topshop Rust Tribal Print Contrast Waistband Lace Trim Shorts $70
2. Forever 21 Pleated Floral Shorts $17.80
3. Tibi Marble Print Shorts $198
4. Free People Printed Woven Shorts $39.99
6. Parker Blackwave Shorts $165
7. Nom De Plume by YaYa Trip Short $54
8. J.Crew Batik saunter short $79.50

May 17, 2011

Gossip Girl "The Wrong Goodbye" Fashion Round-Up

Amirita Singh Beatrice earrings
Diane von Furstenberg clutch
M.C.L Snowflake cuff

Alberta Ferretti coat
Sequin earrings
Thomas Pink shirt
Hugo Boss coat
Drake for Barney's tie
Dior shoes
M&S Schmalberg pin

Sequin earrings
Kara Ross cuff
Lia Sophia and Swarovski rings
Carlos Falchi clutch

Pamela Dennis Couture dress
Alexis Bittar bracelet
Double Happiness earrings
Nancy Gonzalez clutch

Matthew Williamson dress

Mara Hoffman bathing suit
Rag and Bone denim jacket
Bottega Veneta handbag
Stephen Dweck necklace

May 16, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of May 16th

  • H2Pro Hair Tools (Sale begins Noon ET 5/18)
  • By Terry Cosmetics (Sale begins Noon ET 5/19)

  • kaplanMD, Rock & Republic Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 5/16)
  • Barielle, RapidLash (Sale begins 8am PT 5/17)
  • Skinn Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 5/18)
  • Lotus Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 5/19)
  • Beauty Problem Solvers, Lash Advance, Sprayology (Sale begins 8am PT 5/20)
  • Deep Sea Cosmetics (Sale begins 11am ET 5/16)

May 11, 2011

Gossip Girl "Shattered Bass" Fashion Round-Up

Good afternoon Upper East Siders, get the lo-down on what Serena, and all the Gossip Girls wore on Monday's episode.
You know you love me...
xoxo Gossip Girl
Sequin necklace
Stephen Dweck necklace
Sorrelli necklace
Swarovski ring

Sequin earrings

Pheobe Marais by Milly coat
Oscar de la Renta scarf
Hue tights
Lous Vuitton Les Extraordinaires Monogram Guipure

Who Wore it better?
Pamela Dennis Couture
Serena- season 1
Charlie- season 4

Next Week's season finale preview:
Georgina is back...
Serena fights back...

May 10, 2011

Sweet Sale: Friends & Family Sale

The Friends and Family sale begins today and lasts through Friday, May 15th.
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May 9, 2011

Review: May 2011 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Jouer Mini Tinted Lip Enhancer- A satiny moisturizer loaded with healing vitamin E and shea butter, plus plumping peptides Extra: Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint

BVLGARI Mon Jasmin Noir- The Italian fragrance house's latest winner has waves of ripe fruit with a base of heady jasmine.

Erno Laszlo TranspHuse Night Serum- A wrinkle-fighting wonder from the cult skincare brand. Apply to clean skin at night for noticeably smoother, firmer skin.

Archipelago Pomegranate Soap- A triple-milled (read: ultra-smooth) soap loaded antioxidant-rich white tea and pomegranate to gently cleans hands and body.

Birchbox Treat: Tiny Prints Card- We're hooked on Tiny Prints, which lets you customize all their adorable greeting cards, from birthday wishes to thank you notes.

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May 7, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of May 9th

  • Dr. Hauschka (Sale begins Noon ET 5/12)

  • BriteSmile, LORAC (Sale begins 8am PT 5/9)
  • Being True (Sale begins 8am PT 5/10)
  • Creative Hair Tools, VIOlight (Sale begins 8am PT 5/11)
  • Divaderme, ME! bath (Sale begins 8am PT 5/12)
  • Alterna, Amal Oils, Supergoop!, TanTowel, Twist & Pout (Sale begins 8am PT 5/13)
  • Colorescience (Sale begins 11am ET 5/9)

May 5, 2011

Tip du Jour: Sweat Stains Fast Fix

Unsightly sweat stains on your favorite white tee or tank? Try this to get rid of stains in one wash!

  • 2 to 3 non-coated baby aspirin
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of water
  1. Crush 2 to 3 baby aspirin in a plastic bag
  2. Mix the crushed aspirin with approx 2 tbsp. of warm water with a toothbrush
  3. Put some of the mixture onto the toothbrush and brush it into the desired area, both the inside and out
  4. Wash the shirt as usual
  5. Repeat as needed

May 4, 2011

Gift Guide: Mother's Day 2011

Happy Mother's Day to all, here are 4 of my top picks for your mother! (plus a bonus!)
  1. Dogeared 'Healing Gems' Cherry Quartz Long Pendant Necklace $38 This beautiful quartz stone is available in four different colors on a gold chain, and it's a perfect way to incorporate a little color into a drab outfit.
  2. Banana Republic Heritage Dawn feather scarf $39.99 This shimmery scarf is beautiful and is perfect for any casual or dressy outfit. It can even double as a shawl or coverup on the beach!
  3. Philosophy With Gratitude $22 Show some gratitude for your mom with this Philosophy 16 fl oz. triple-use body wash, bubble bath, and shampoo.
  4. L'Occitane Sparkling Verbena Mother's Day Kit $55 This verbena scented gift set includes some of L'Occitane's most popular products, and it's nearly 30% off right now and ships free if you order online. This set includes; Verbena Shower Gel 8.4 fl oz, Verbena Body Lotion 8.4 fl oz, Shea Hand Cream 1 oz, Two Verbena Shea Soaps 3.5 oz each, Verbena Perfumed Sachet, and a Mother's Day card.
BONUS: Shop at Tory Burch from May 5-8, and get this adorable mirror as a gift with a $250 purchase.

May 2, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of May 2nd

  • Beauty Secret Weapons: Tweezerman, Miss Oops & More (Sale begins Noon ET 5/4)
  • Mario Badescu (Sale begins Noon ET 5/5)

  • Red Ginger Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 5/2)
  • Lava Flo (Sale begins 8am PT 5/3)
  • Oscar Blandi (Sale begins 8am PT 5/4)
  • La Fresh, Paula Dorf (Sale begins 8am PT 5/5)
  • Colorevolution (Sale begins 8am PT 5/6)