February 27, 2012

Gossip Girl "The Princess Dowry" Fashion Round-Up

Badgley Mischka for Sequin NYC Chandelier Necklace

Ralph Lauren Sweater Dress
Loeffler Randall 'Myrna' Stiletto Boot
Roberto Coin Earrings

Derek Lam Scarf Print Skirt

Carven Cut-Out Long Sleeve Dress

February 26, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of February 26th

  • Molton Brown (Sale begins Noon ET 2/28)
  • Mario Badescu, NuFACE, Pixi & Pop Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 2/27)
  • Jemma Kidd Cosmetics, Nail Girls London (Sale begins 8am PT 2/28)
  • JEAN-MICHELLE Cosmetics, Panier des Sens (Sale begins 8am PT 2/29)
  • Glam Glow Mud Mask, KOR Professional (Sale begins 8am PT 3/1)
  • Baby Quasar, Lash Food, TEI Spa (Sale begins 8am PT 3/2)
  • Harvey Prince (Sale begins Noon ET 2/26)
  • M Lab (Sale begins 11am ET 2/28)
  • Lifetherapy (Sale begins 11am ET 3/3)
  • Pangea Organics (Sale begins 9am PT 2/27)
  • ME! Bath (Sale begins 9am PT 3/1)

February 23, 2012

Gossip Girl "Cross Rhodes" Fashion Round-Up

McQ Alexander McQueen Oat Phantom Print Dress

Diane von Furstenberg 'Harrington' Coat
Casadei 1563 Kitten Heel Pumps
Autumn Cashmere Fuschia Scarf

Jimmy Choo Enford Glitter Pull On Boots

February 21, 2012

Spring 2012 Trend Report: Top Trends in Makeup

As Fall 2012 fashion week came to a close last week, Spring is getting closer and closer. Here are the top five trends in beauty that were seen on the S/S 2012 runways just a few months back that you can rock in the upcoming months.

1. Silver Shadows
Whether you use silver shadow as an unexpected liner color, or blend to make a smokey eye, cool silvers are making a comeback. [3.1 Phillip Lim]
Try this: MAKE UP FOR EVER Iridescent Anthracite Eyeshadow $19

2. Modern Cat Eyes
Flirty up-do's paired with flirty winged liner, and nothing is boring about cat eyes anymore. [Badgley Mischka]
Try this: Eye Rock Designer Liner $13

3. Doll Lashes
Thick and glam lashes for day or night were seen on the runways. [Louis Vuitton]
Try this: Katy Perry for Eyelure Cool Kitty Lashes $6.99

4. Rosebud Lips
Glossy soft roses are perfect for every skintone, whether you find your perfect shade from a gloss or lipstick. [Peter Som]
Try this: Rosebud Salve in a Tube $6

5. No Makeup Makeup
Skin that looks barely touched by foundation is what's in for spring, pair it with a fun eye look for toned-down glam. [Stella McCartney]

February 20, 2012

Link Love: Feb. 12-18

Hypnotizing Eyes: My Go-To Subtle Smokey Look [missglamorazzi]

Fall 2012's Weirdest Runway Looks [Marie Claire]

Hankyu Very Much... non bargain shopping in Japan [The Luxury Spot]

Mattel Is Releasing Royal Wedding Barbie Dolls For The One-Year Anniversary [Crushable]

NYFW: The Major Fall Color Trends For 2012 [The Gloss]

Slim Tip: Surviving the Snack Attack [Lauren Conrad]

February 18, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of February 19th

  • By Terry Cosmetics (Sale begins Noon ET 2/22)
  • TRIA Beauty: Laser Hair Removal & Acne Devices (Sale begins Noon ET 2/24)

  • Iso Beauty, Kide, Pangea Organics, Trend Tweeze (Sale begins 8am PT 2/20)
  • Sula Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 2/21)
  • Segolene Paris, Stila (Sale begins 8am PT 2/22)
  • BriteSmile, Coola Suncare, HerStyler, LORAC: Inspired by the Runway, Napoleon Perdis, Ouidad, Proliss, (Sale begins 8am PT 2/23)
  • Amal Oils (Sale begins 9am PT 2/21)
  • Crystal Peel (Sale begins 9am PT 2/22)
  • Cosmesis Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 2/24)

February 15, 2012

Review: MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation

The foundation hunt has finally prevailed! Ever since the dawn of time, women have searched high and low for the perfect foundation, and I have found the perfect one for me. The MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover foundation in shade 117. It may seem pricy at $40, but isn't perfect skin worth it? The foundation highlights your skin in all the right places giving you a flawless soft-focus effect, perfect if you have to be in a ton of photos.
I prime my pores to perfection before applying this either with a MAC 190 brush or a Beauty Blender Sponge. My skin has pink undertones, so when I went searching for the perfect shade of this foundation, I was surprised to find that shade 117 which has yellow undertones gave my skin the perfect appearance.

February 14, 2012

Gossip Girl "Crazy, Cupid, Love" Fashion Round-Up

Gryphon Fall 2011 'Timeless' Coat
Marc by Marc Jacobs Python Print Scarf
Evocateur Pompei Cuff

Josie Natori "Beguile" Wrap
Josie Natori "Beguile" Chemise

French Toast Plaid Tie
French Toast Plaid Skirt

Reem Acra Resort 2012 Silk Gown
Valentino Red Wool Blend Coat

Opening Ceremony Plaid Scoopback Dress
Brian Atwood Boots

February 13, 2012

Review: February 2012 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
BENTA BERRY G-1 Moisturizing Face Cream- This French skincare line is brand-new to the U.S. Try their all-natural moisturizer, which regulates oil levels and keeps skin matte.

colorscience pro glow and go Travel Puff- Use these handy, powder-filled puffs to keep your skin shine-free and luminous while you're out on the town.

EYE ROCK Designer Liner- Stop wrestling with the liquid liner and achieve a perfect cat eye with these single-use stick-on liner strips.

LA FRESH Eco-Beauty Waterproof Makeup Remover- Even the most stubborn mascara will disappear when you use these biodegradable wipes, laced with moisturizing jojoba and other plant oils.

Lifestyle Extra: Nail File- There's no shame in filing your nails in public with this heart-shaped, neon looker.

Birchbox Digital Download: Six free tunes from Green River Ordinance, an indie rock band poised to hit the spotlight.

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February 11, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of February 12th

  • bodyography, Lava Tech & Lava Flo, Terax Hair Care (Sale begins 8am PT 2/13)
  • Dr. Brandt, Feather Hair Extensions, Laura Gellar (Sale begins 8am PT 2/14)
  • Mica Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 2/15)
  • NuME Style, Pharmaskincare (Sale begins 8am PT 2/16)
  • Crown Brush, Eden Allure, Epilady, Immoral Tanning, The Hair Doc Company (Sale begins 8am PT 2/17)
  • Beauty Must Haves (Sale begins 11am ET 2/16)

February 10, 2012

All Things Pretty: Sunny Disposition

Sunny Disposition
Stuck in a winter beauty slum and tired of the same bland routine? Try these products to keep yourself sunny and glowing without hitting the tanning bed.

1. Benefit Cosmetics Sun Beam $26
2. Givenchy Mister Radiant $36
3. Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel $48
4. Zoya Pippa Nail Polish $8
5. NARS Miss Liberty Highlighting Blush $27
6. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Beige Caress Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick $34
7. Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Luminizing Body Butter $7-$24
8. Stila Kitten Smudge Crayon Waterproof Eye Primer + Shadow + Liner $22

February 9, 2012

Gossip Girl "The Back-Up Dan" Fashion Round Up

I Love New York Pink T-Shirt

Burberry London Lace Trench
Vera Wang Farrah Gown

Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2011 Dress

February 8, 2012

Gift Guide: Valentine's Day 2012

Valentine's Day Gift Guide 2012
1. Stila Love at First Blush Set $20
2. philosophy Sweet Talk Trio $22
3. Hanky Panky Polka Dot Heart Box $49
4. Lindt Romantic Heart Set $28
5. MARC JACOBS Oh, Lola! Gift Set $72
6. Zoya Chloe Fleck Top Coat Nail Polish $8
7. Sephora Favorites Collector's Edition Fragrance Sampler for Her $75
8. Tarte Maracuja Blush & Glow $32

February 7, 2012

Can't Make It To Fashion Week?

Can't make it to Fashion Week- check out some of the shows on LiveRunway's youtube channel. You can also find a full list of shows on mbfashionweek.com. Fashion Week runs from Feb. 9-16 and showcases designer's Fall/Winter 2012 collections.

February 6, 2012

Link Love: Jan. 29-Feb. 4

My January Favorites: Beauty [MakeupByTiffanyD]

39 Reasons To Wear Make-Up [TheGloss]

Budget Stylista: Spring Looks For Less [College Candy]

February's Best New Beauty Products [BellaSugar]

Super Bowl Food Shockers You Won't Believe! [Shape Magazine]

Zoya True Spring 2012 Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review [All Lacquered Up]

February 5, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of February 5th

  • Luminess Air (Sale begins Noon ET 2/6)

  • Freeze 24-7, Urban Decay (Sale begins 8am PT 2/6)
  • Onsen Skincare (Sale begins 8am PT 2/7)
  • La Tweeze Tweezers, Rain Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 2/8)
  • Senna Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 2/9)
  • Iso Beauty, RapidLash, TanTowel (Sale begins 8am PT 2/10)

February 3, 2012

Review: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush

One of the most popular product in the drugstore for January was the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush. While the blushes aren't extremely pigmented, they blend easily into your skin and give your skin a natural glow without looking cakey, powdery, or fake.

While the shades I have (Pink Plum & Orchid Hush) aren't extremely pigmented, they work well to give you a beautiful flush with or without another blush. I felt that Orchid Hush was the most unique (a light lavender mixed with baby pink), but it doesn't give a lot of color payoff. However, Pink Plum (a true pink with coral undertones) gave my skin a flawless glow.
Maybelline's revolutionary powder-gel formula blushes are available in 10 shades ranging from light peaches to bright reds. $7.99 and can be purchased wherever Maybelline products are sold.

Quick tip: For a more natural look (and to slim your face), do not apply the majority of your blush on the apples of your cheeks, but in between your apples and your temples with the most in the center and blended out.

February 2, 2012

Gossip Girl "G.G." Fashion Round-Up

Vera Wang Spring 2011 Esther Dress (lace top removed on Blair's)

Vera Wang Spring 2011 Farrah Gown
Dana Rebecca Stud Earrings
Joanna Breitbart Headpiece
Sequin NYC Rounded Cuff
Sequin NYC Diamond Lattice Bracelet

Vera Wang for David's Bridal Organza Dress

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2012 Sequin Tank Dress
Burberry Gem Embellished Trench Coat
Phillip Treacy Hat

Redux Charles Chang-Lima One-Shoulder Mermaid Gown (customized by Eric Daman)

Diane von Furstenberg Mikhalia Wool Coat
Loewe Amazona Calf Leather Bag
Badgley Mischka Ophelia Pumps