June 30, 2011

All Things Pretty: Some Like it Hot

Summer is all about bright colors, and as you may be able to tell I adore brights for summer! Here are some summer must-haves, let me know what your's are!

5. Kelly & Katie Atheena Gladiator Sandal $39.95
6. Lacoste Monaco Beach Towel $29.99

8. ZIMMERMAN Ebony Rose frilled bikini $102.50
9. Merona Round Crown Floppy Hat $12.99

10. Forever 21 Aztec Beaded Bracelet $6.80
11. Christian Dior Painterly printed silk scarf $128.25
12. OPI In My Back Pocket Nail Polish $8.50

June 28, 2011

All Things Pretty: Baby Bibs

Sometimes, bib necklaces aren't flattering- but finding the perfect one you can rock can be easy once you find a style that suits you.

1. Day Birger et Mikkelsen Day Tribe Bib Necklace $229.35
2. Kenneth Jay Lane 22-karat gold-plated bib necklace $290
3. Forever 21 Neptune Bib Necklace $10.80
5. Topshop Beaten Disc Necklace $40
7. Fallon Leather Bib Necklace $179
8. Morgan Ashleigh Goldplated Beaded Bib Necklace $35.99
9. Warehouse Khaki Bead Collar $23

June 26, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of June 27th


  • Summer Skincare Solutions (Sale begins Noon ET 6/30)

  • blinc, Cosmedicine (Sale begins 8am PT 6/27)
  • Pixi & Pop (Sale begins 8am PT 6/28)
  • Senna Cosmetics, TruDerma (Sale begins 8am PT 6/29)
  • Hairdo by Jessica Simpson, LUCKY Health & Wellness (Sale begins 8am PT 6/30)
  • Comptoir Sud Pacifique, Immoral Tanning, Oro Gold Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 7/1)
  • Aglow Eco Living (Sale begins 11am ET 6/28)
  • Le Angelique (Sale begins 11am ET 6/30)

June 24, 2011

Review: Red Door Spa by Elizabeth Arden in Galloway, NJ

I recently took a day trip and I was able to go to a Red Door Spa by Elizabeth Arden. I decided upon Microdermabrasion....Read on to find out more about my overall experience!

-For starters...love the red door!

-When you walk in there was a small sitting area, checkout table, Starbucks, and a shop where there were not only Elizabeth Arden, but tons of other brands they use in their services for sale.

-There were Illume pineapple cilantro reed diffusers everywhere, and they smelled delish!

-The lounge had an array of magazines, tea, cucumber water, apples, and banana chips available.

-My esthetician, Diane was super sweet! She answered all of my Microdermabrasion questions as this was my first time having it done. The overall process took about 1 hour for $175.

-The locker-room which had not only a whirlpool jacuzzi, but a cold pool, 2 saunas, a dry rooms, showers, bathrooms, and a vanity area.

-Was it worth the $175? Absolutely! This appt. was about 3 weeks ago and my skin feels smoother to this day, and my acne scarring appears less pigmented. I will probably get it done again in about 4 months.

Diane Loporto
Seaview Resort
400 East Fairway Lane
Galloway, NJ 08205

Find your nearest location on reddoorspas.com

June 22, 2011

All Things Pretty: Stop, Tunic Time

There are some beautiful tunics out for the summer months, and here are a few of my favorites from a variety of stores.

1. DAY Birger et Mikkelsen Day Grand Kantha embroidered silk tunic $230
3. Warehouse Lace Up Tunic $80
4. J. Crew Embellished cotton tunic $40.80
5. Topshop Floral Frill Tunic $70
7. French Connection Shimaree Cotton SS Tie Neck Top $98

June 20, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of June 20th


  • Clairins (Sale begins Noon ET 6/22)


  • Actifirm, Tan Towel (Sale begins 8am PT 6/20)
  • Luminess Air (Sale begins 8am PT 6/21)
  • Nutra Luxe MD (Sale begins 8am PT 6/22)
  • Anthony Morrison Hair Care, bellapierre (Sale begins 8am PT 6/23)
  • belvada, Pamper Your Baby Event (Sale begins 8am PT 6/24)


  • Pangea Organics (Sale begins 11am ET 6/21)
  • Chi (Sale begins 11am ET 6/23)

June 18, 2011

Summer 2011 Trend Report: Top Summer Colors

With these hot summer months, the temperatures rise, and the nail polish colors get brighter and bolder. Say goodbye to browns & burgundy, and say hello to fluorescent fuchsia.

1. Essie Turquoise & Caicos $8
2. Essie Topless & Barefoot $8

3. OPI Cozu Melted in the Sun $8.50
4. OPI Purple with a Purpose $8.50

5. China Glaze Lighthouse $8
6. China Glaze Papaya Punch $8

7. Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic $14
8. Butter London Blagger $14

June 14, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of June 13th


  • On-The-Go Beauty: TEMPTU Beauty (Sale begins Noon ET 6/14)
  • GO SMiLE (Sale begins Noon ET 6/16)


  • Carol's Daughter (Sale begins 8am PT 6/13)
  • Smashbox Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 6/14)
  • 360 Skincare, Ginger & Liz Colour Collection (Sale begins 8am PT 6/15)
  • Rock & Republic Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 6/16)
  • Beauty Gadget Event (Sale begins 8am PT 6/17)

June 12, 2011

All Things Pretty: Watch the Time

Personally, I'm not much of a watch girl, I would rather check my cell phone for the time. Here are a ton of fun watches at a variety of price points.

2. Lucien Piccard Florence Collection Brown Watch $53.99

3. Baby-G Grey BGA100-8B $99
4. Swatch Purple Classiness $110

6. Marc by Marc Jacobs "Rivera" Gray Logo Watch, 40mm $175

7. Juicy Couture BFF White Jelly Watch $195
8. Marc by Marc Jacobs "Rivera" Rose Gold Accented Watch, 40mm $200

June 10, 2011

Review: June 2011 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Kate Spade Twirl Perfume- This flirty scent feels carefree and joyful--just the thing to wear on your adventures at home and abroad.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil Free Lotion - The latest addition to Kiehl's award-winning Ultra Facial line, this weightless moisturizer isn't even in stores yet. Try it before anyone else.

Laura Geller Apricot Berry Baked Blush N' Brighten- Made in Italy, this swirl of warm and cool tones is infinitely versatile -- dust your cheeks for a flattering flush or use the lighter shades as a highlighter.

XEN-TAN Deep Bronze Luxe- Get an island glow with this easy-to-use self tanner. The tinted formula lets you see where you've applied it and it develops to an even, tawny hue.

Birchbox Treat: Herban Essentials Orange Towelettes- Infused with pure orange oil, these little guys are detoxifying, germ-killing, and mood-perking.

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June 8, 2011

All Things Pretty: Nautical Nonsense

Nothing says summer to me more then a nautical inspired outfit- and here are my 2 outfits including some of my top picks to make you scream sailor.
Pauls Boutique Olivia Anchor Print Large Tote $138.49
Forever 21 Knotted Espadrille Wedges $24.80

Chinti and Parker striped organic cotton t-shirt dress $210
Tory Burch Emmy Sandal $195
Forever 21 Mirror Mirror Bangles $4.80
Marc by Marc Jacobs Pouchette Small Leather bag $230

June 6, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of June 6th

  • Gilt of Grooming: Caswell-Massey 1752 Collection (Sale begins Noon ET 6/7)
  • TRIA Beauty: Blue Light & Advanced Skincare (Sale begins Noon ET 6/9)

  • Urban Decay (Sale begins 8am PT 6/6)
  • FHI Heat, Olivina (Sale begins 8am PT 6/7)
  • 29 Cosmetics, Terax Hair Care, Valera Haircare Appliances (Sale begins 8am PT 6/8)
  • Don't Leave Home Without It Event (Sale begins 8am PT 6/10)
  • Crystal Peel (Sale begins 8am PT 6/10)
  • Michael Todd Cosmetics (Sale begins 11am ET 6/9)
  • Dermanew (Sale begins 11am ET 6/12)

June 4, 2011

Beauty Ads Through the Years

During these weeks of stress due to finals jitters, I was pleased to see a 1920's Maybelline ad on my US History final. Here are some of my favorite vintage makeup and beauty ad's from years' past, including 2 commercials. Enjoy!

1910: Palmolive

1920: Maybelline

1930: Skol

1940: Dorothy Gray

1950: Bobbi

1960: Lustre-Creme

1970: Chanel

1980: AVON

p.s. check out a fun post on SHiNE by yahoo all about vintage commercials!

June 2, 2011

Summer 2011 Trend Report: Shatter Polishes

Lately, almost every nail care brand has been coming out with shatter-effect top coat polishes in a variety of shades. Check out these brands that offer you the earth-shattering effect.

1. OPI "Shatter"- available in Black, White, Red, Blue, Turquoise, Navy $8.50 each

2. Nicole by OPI "Texture Coat"- available in Black, White, Gold, Silver, Turquoise, Red $7.99 each

3. Sally Hansen "Crackle Overcoat"- available in Snow Blast, Fractured Foil, Antiqued Gold, Distressed Denim, Vintage Violet, Fuchsia Shock, Cherry Smash, Ink Splatter $6.99 each

4. China Glaze "Crackle"- available in Lightning Bolt, Cracked Concrete, Black Mesh, Crushed Candy, Broken Hearted, Fault Line $6.50 each China Glaze also came out with a line of "Crackle Metals"- available in Cracked Medallion, Haute Metal, Latticed Lilac, Oxidized Aqua, Platinum Pieces, Tarnished Gold

5. KrackPolish- available in Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, White, Hunter Green $2.99 each

If you know of any other brand that offer's shatter/crackle polishes feel free to let me know!