September 28, 2011

Gossip Girl "Yes, Then Zero" Fashion Round-Up

Oscar de la Renta S/S 2011 dress
Nancy Gonzalez clutch

Herve Leger dress
Jimmy Choo Sandals

September 26, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of September 26th

  • GO SMiLE: Teeth Whitening Kits (Sale begins Noon ET 9/27)
  • NuFACE: Facial Toning Device (Sale begins Noon ET 9/28)

  • Pixi & Pop Beauty, Tweezerman (Sale begins 8am PT 9/26)
  • NYX Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 9/27)
  • Kevyn Aucoin, Tru Derma (Sale begins 8am PT 9/28)
  • Pop Hair, Skinn Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 9/29)
  • Elemis, Think Pink for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Twist & Pout (Sale begins 8am PT 9/30)

  • Casafina (Sale begins 11am ET 9/28)
  • T3 featuring Oribe (Sale begins 11am ET 10/1)

September 24, 2011

Style Icons: Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn is to this day my favorite actress, I have seen all of her movies and envisioned myself as Holly Golightly on more than one occasion.

Everlasting Style
  • Audrey never considered herself pretty, but the world fell in love with her. Her gamine features, bold eyebrows, and childish grin made her a worldwide sensation. Audrey was never one to go over the top, but preferred a minimalist palette, with clean and simple lines.Audrey Hepburn

Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1961

  • The Givenchy LBD that rocked the world was sold at a 2005 Christie's auction for approximately $920,000.

Friendship with Hubert de Givenchy
  • Givenchy and Hepburn met in 1954 when Audrey came to his studio looking for dresses for her role in the 1954 film Sabrina. He continued to dress her for various roles and events until her death in 1993.

September 22, 2011

Sweet Sale: Kiehl's Friends & Family Sale

Enter code FAMILY at checkout for 20% off, Enjoy!

September 18, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of September 19th

  • Amika Hair Tools (Sale begins Noon ET 9/23)

  • FACE atelier, Mario Badescu (Sale begins 8am PT 9/19)
  • Whitening Lightning, Youngblood Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 9/20)
  • Fusion Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 9/21)
  • Baci Eyelashes, Orofluido (Sale begins 8am PT 9/22)
  • Amal Oils, Brocato, Crown Brush (Sale begins 8am PT 9/23)

  • VIOlight (Sale begins 11am ET 9/21)
  • Peter Lamas (Sale begins 11am ET 9/23)
  • Harvey Prince (Sale begins 11am ET 9/25)

September 16, 2011

Recipe: Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I have never been a big pancake eater, and if I make them I just use this trusty recipe for pancakes, but I decided to jazz them up a little. These sweet pancakes are perfect on a Sunday morning or whenever you have time to indulge in something sweet, no syrup or butter needed. *Please note I cut the recipe in half from the website.*
I incorporated 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and 1 - 1/2 banana. Simply mash or blend the banana until it can blend easily in the batter, then fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips.

September 14, 2011

Review: September 2011 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Truth Art Beauty Face Nourish Birchbox Blend- DIY skincare: We mix and matched our favorite ingredients for this custom face oil, which nourishes with organic argan, pumpkin seed, and geranium oils.

Jouer Lip Enhancer- Why settle for plain 'ol lip balm when you can hydrate, plump, and condition all in one go? Right, we thought so.

Jurlique Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer- A must for any urban adventure, Jurlique's sanitizer neutralizes bacteria with Austrailian mint and hydrates with safflower oil.

Incoco Nail Polish Applique- We all have a wild side. Eye-catching nail strips are the latest strend-try them on your fingers or toes.

Birchbox Treat: Birchbox Friendship Bracelet- 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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September 12, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of September 12th

  • Fall Fresh Skin: Crystalift Microdermabrasion System & Cosmedicine (Sale begins Noon ET 9/15)

  • Urban Decay, Zents (Sale begins 8am PT 9/12)
  • gloProfessional, myfaceworks (Sale begins 8am PT 9/13)
  • Isomers skin care, Jane Cosmetics, Out on the Town (Sale begins 8am PT 9/14)
  • Terax Hair Care, VIOlight (Sale begins 8am PT 9/15)
  • Beauty Electrics Event, RapidLash, Romantic Evenings (Sale begins 8am PT 9/16)

  • Babyliss, Basq (Sale begins 11am ET 9/12)
  • Dr. Copeland Skincare (Sale begins 11am ET 9/15)

September 10, 2011

Quote du Jour: Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf

Leighton Meester as Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl.

A hot lifeguard is like kleenex! Use once and throw away. You could ask for a better rebound!

Damn that mother Chucker.

No. It says 'let's skip dinner and make a sex tape.' Keep looking.

September 4, 2011

Beauty Sales: Week of September 5th

  • Best Face Forward: ClickR Skincare, Actifirm, kaplanMD, Malin+Goetz 7 More (Sale begins Noon ET 9/7)
  • Fashion Week Survival Kit: Kelly van Gogh, TEMPTU & More (Sale begins Noon ET 9/8)

  • Barielle, MOR (Sale begins 8am PT 9/5)
  • Chaacoca, Michael Todd Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 9/6)
  • Paula Dorf, TanTowel (Sale begins 8am PT 9/7)
  • Beauty Addicts- Girls' Night Out, Being True Cosmetics, Macadamia Hair (Sale begins 8am PT 9/8)
  • Dr. Brandt, GO SMiLE, LORAC (Sale begins 8am PT 9/9)

  • M Lab, Panier Des Sens (Sale begins 11am ET 9/6)
  • Fusion Beauty (Sale begins 11am ET 9/9)
  • Aromachology, HerStylers (Sale begins 11am ET 9/10)

September 1, 2011

Fall 2011 Trend Report: Crimson Colors

Fall 2011 Trend Report: Crimson Colors

Crimson is an extremely hot color for Fall 2011, along with blush-toned nudes- which are completely opposite so take your pick for a favorite fall shade (see my trend report on blush tones here). On your cheeks or on your feet, crimson is a shade you can rock for fall.

1. Vanessa Bruno Athe Jersey Drape Dress $308.55
4. Dolce & Gabbana Suede Platform Sandals $645
5. Ted Baker Quilted Across-Body Bag $126.24
6. Deborah Lipmann Razzle Dazzle Polish $18
8. Tarte for True Blood Limited Edition Cheek Stain $30