August 28, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of August 29th

  • Dr. Hauschka (Sale begins Noon ET 8/31)
  • BASQ Skin Care for Expecting and New Moms (Sale begins Noon ET 9/1)

  • Redpoint Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 8/29)
  • FHI Heat (Sale begins 8am PT 8/30)
  • Sensa (Sale begins 8am PT 8/31)
  • Mirabella Beauty, suki (Sale begins 8am PT 9/1)
  • Amir Argan Oil, Le Angelique, LORAC (Sale begins 8am PT 9/2)

  • E.V.A (Sale begins 11am ET 9/2)

  • Tweezerman (Sale begins 11am ET 8/31)
  • AHAVA (Sale begins 11am ET 9/3)

August 23, 2011

Fall 2011 Trend Report: Blush Crush

After seeing this article last week and seeing many brands and designers featuring blush colored pieces for fall, I began my own search for the perfect blush colored pieces. Read on for a few of my favorites...

Stuart Weitzman elite clutch $415

Steve Madden raven ankle booties $82.47

August 22, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of August 22nd

  • Laura Mercier (Sale begins Noon ET 8/23)
  • Bliss Spa for Her (Sale begins Noon ET 8/24)
  • H2Pro Hair Tools (Sale begins Noon ET 8/26)
  • Level Naturals (Sale begins Noon ET 8/26)
  • 100% Pure (Sale begins 8am PT 8/22)
  • Budhi Teencare (Sale begins 8am PT 8/22)
  • Vincent Longo (Sale begins 8am PT 8/23)
  • TruDerma (Sale begins 8am PT 8/24)
  • Eve Pearl (Sale begins 8am PT 8/25)
  • Beauty Tools (Sale begins 8am PT 8/26)
  • BE Beverly Hills (Sale begins 8am PT 8/26)
  • Pangea Organics (Sale begins 11am ET 8/23)
  • Cosmesis Skincare (Sale begins 11am ET 8/26)

August 21, 2011

Kim Kardashian's Wedding Fashion

Kris Humphries has "caught up with" Kim Kardashian. Kardashian, 30 and Humphries, 26 wed in Montecito, California on August 20th.

Exclusive video from inside the wedding, including photos and interviews will air on a sepcial early edition of E! News August 21st at 6 p.m. ET.
You can check out lots of photos and exclusive video on
E! will be airing footage in a two-part special called "Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event", airing 6 p.m. ET October 9 and 10.
Photos and details will be available in the September 5 issue of People magazine, hitting newsstands August 26.

Kim left the Santa Barbara Four Seasons en route to Montecito's Sotto II Monte venue in a formfitting white tracksuit that read: "Mrs. Humphries" accompanied by her family.

Kim's ceremony dress was a custom ivory Vera Wang gown which had a full tulle skirt, basque waist and hand-pieced Chantilly lace applique on the bodice and train. She had two costume changes later in the evening, both ivory Vera Wang dresses. According to People, “the first was a Georgette mermaid gown with hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliqué on the bodice and a skirt with hand-cut organza petals intermixed with Chantilly lace motifs and organza sprig embroidery”, and the second was a “bias-cut crepe back satin gown with V-neck and circle skirt”.

Kim's hair was up in a soft updo by Peter Savic, her hair was accentuated by a 65-carat diamond headpiece and veil. Kim's makeup was done by Mario Dedivanovic and was flawless as usual. Kim wore Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and carried a Judith Lieber clutch to the reception.

The newlyweds exchanged $1 million Lorraine Schwartz wedding bands, Schwartz also designed Kim's 20.5 carat engagement ring, her 65-carat headpiece, a bracelet, and her 28-carat drop earrings. His wedding band is a black gold band with black diamonds with matching custom cuff links. Hers: a diamond eternity band of more then 15 carats of emerald-cut stones.

Kourtney and Khloe were the co-maids of honor, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner were bridesmaids along with Kris’s sister Kaela. In a style that is "very Pippa", Kim's bridesmaids wore all white mermaid-style Vera Wang dresses. Kris Jenner the "momager" also wore Vera Wang for the occasion.

Kris donned a Ermenegildo Zenga tuxedo with black pants, with a white peak lapel jacket and a white bow tie. Humphries' groomsmen (including brother-in-laws Robert Kardashian and Lamar Odom), and the fathers of the bride and groom wore coordinating Ermenegildo Zenga tuxes, albeit with black jackets and bow ties. Kris later changed into a black jacket and bow tie, as well. Kourtney’s son Mason was the ring bearer and kept guest laughing in a custom tux by Charlene Roxborough and shirt by Anto of Beverly Hills.

Kim's step-father Bruce Jenner walked her down the aisle in front of over 400 guest including Demi Lovato, Eva Longoria, Lindsay Lohan, Mario Lopez, Mario Menounos, Ryan Seacrest, Kris's New Jersey Net's basketball team members, and of course the entire Kardashian family.

photo credits: celebuzz

August 19, 2011

Recipe: Toasted Marshmallow Shakes

Although I have never been to Stand in NYC, I have heard many raves over their Toasted Marshmallow Shakes, I thought that sounds easy- and it was! The shake was delicious and decadent, perfect for a relaxing evening at home, and if you're entertaining your guests are sure to love them! I found the recipe here and I hope you enjoy. The shake was the perfect blend of warm melted marshmallows and cold vanilla gelato.

August 15, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of August 15th

  • Allure New York (Sale begins Noon ET 8/16)
  • Mario Badescu (Sale begins Noon ET 8/18)
  • Beauty Secret Weapons: Luminess Air, Revitalash & Brite Smile, Malin+Goetz (Sale begins Noon ET 8/19)

  • Philosophy (Sale begins 8am PT 8/15)
  • JEAN-MICHELLE Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 8/16)
  • Corioliss Hair Electronics (Sale begins 8am PT 8/17)
  • Hairdo by Jessica Simpson (Sale begins 8am PT 8/18)
  • GO SMiLE, myfaceworks (Sale begins 8am PT 8/19)

  • Senna Cosmetics (Sale begins 11am ET 8/16)
  • Ritual Alami (Sale begins 11am ET 8/17)
  • Beauty Must-Haves (Sale begins 11am ET 8/19)
  • Chi (Sale begins 11am ET 8/20)

August 13, 2011

Review: August 2011 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
WEI Tibetban Chrysanthemum Correcting Eye Treatment Pads- Save the cucumbers for your salad. These clever pads quickly de-puff and brighten the under eye area using natural flower and plant extracts.

blinc eyeliner in black- This inky formula lays on a seamless line of color that stays put through rain, tears, sweat, anything else you throw its way.

Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing Hair Mask- A creamy treatment that revives dull or dry strands with natural monoi oil, and leaves hair smelling like tropical flowers.

Pangea Organics Cleanser for Oily to Combination Skin- Made from all natural ingredients, this foaming wash purifies pores and keeps oil levels in check without drying out skin.

Birchbox Treat: twistband Hair Tie- This soft elastic gives the hair tie a sophisticated makeover-it looks as good on your wrist as it does in your hair.

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August 12, 2011

At Home: Perfect Palettes

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Kelly Wearstler, is an interior designer who has designed some of the most beautiful rooms I have ever seen. Here are a few of my favorite spaces she has designed.

August 11, 2011

Quote du Jour: Audrey Hepburn

I don't want to be alone I want to be left alone.

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

I've been lucky. Opportunities don't often come along. So, when they do, you have to grab them.

August 10, 2011

Crave or Save: Sparkle Pumps

Recently, I have been into all things sparkly and shiny. While browsing the shoe department online, I came across this gorgeous pair by Christian Louboutin, since they are a little out of my budget I started searching and found these pumps by Steve Madden, which met all of my requirements for heels for a fraction of the cost.

August 7, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of August 8th

  • Aveda: New York, Molton Brown (Sale begins Noon ET 8/10)

  • Ouidad (Sale begins 8am PT 8/8)
  • Joon Natural Skin Care for Girls, Nia 24 (Sale begins 8am PT 8/9)
  • Tammy Fender (Sale begins 8am PT 8/10)
  • Ottilie and Lulu Tween Skin Care (Sale begins 8am PT 8/11)
  • L'OJESS Tweezers, NYX Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 8/12)

  • Priti NYC (Sale begins 11am ET 8/8)
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August 3, 2011

All Things Pretty: Coral Me Happy

This summer has been absolutely crazy, I work five days a week and on weekends I am usually out of town. Coral is one of my favorite colors to sport and these pieces are super fun and feminine for summer. What has been your signature summer color?

1. Melissa Odabash Rio Halterneck Swimsuit $200
4. Betsey Johnson Sea Horse Hinged Bangle Bracelet $50
6. ASOS Keyhole Sunglasses $20.69