April 30, 2012

Gossip Girl "Raiders of the Lost Art" Fashion Round-Up

Dries van Norten Fall 2011 Tweed Coat

Theodora & Callum Orange Multi Diamonds Scarf

Louis Vuitton Monogram Fascination Lockit Bag

April 29, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of April 29th

  • Juniper Ridge (Sale begins 11am ET 5/1)

  • Tanda Facial & Personal Care Devices (Sale begins Noon ET 5/4)

  • Napoleon Perdis (Sale begins 8am PT 4/30)
  • BeFine (Sale begins 8am PT 5/1)
  • Alterna (Sale begins 8am PT 5/2)
  • KOR Professional, Pangea Organics (Sale begins 8am PT 5/3)
  • Best Teeth Bleaching, VIOlight (Sale begins 8am PT 5/4)
  • DECLEOR (Sale begins 8am PT 5/5)

  • Summer Glow: Facial Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 4/29)
  • Celebrate Mom: Spa & Relaxation Essentials, RepĂȘchage (Sale begins 9am PT 5/3)
  • The Lab Room (Sale begins 9am PT 5/4)
  • Bionova: Nano Tech Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 5/5)

April 27, 2012

Recipe: Fluffy New Potatoes

Nothing is quite like comfort food like hearty potatoes. These twice-baked potatoes are warm and rich with a southern feel. This Pioneer Woman recipe, is delicious and perfect for the last days of cold weather.

April 25, 2012

Gossip Girl "Despicable B." Fashion Round-Up

Blumarine S/S 2012 Floral Dress

Lela Rose Spring 2012 Abstract Dress

Mason by Michelle Mason Cut Out Shoulder Mini Dress

Elie Saab F/W 2011 Beaded Feather Gown

April 22, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of April 22nd

  • Meow Meow Tweet (Sale begins 11am ET 4/24)

  • Mario Badescu (Sale begins Noon ET 4/24)

  • emerginC Scientific Organics, Indie Lee, Lash Food (Sale begins 8am PT 4/22)
  • MOR, Mother's Day Luxury Scent Event, Vincent Longo (Sale begins 8am PT 4/23)
  • Lady Primrose, TEI Spa (Sale begins 8am PT 4/24)
  • Caswell-Massey and Gianna Rose, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Terax Hair Care (Sale begins 8am PT 4/25)
  • JUARA, Mirabella Beauty, Pure Collagen Instant Face Lift (Sale begins 8am PT 4/26)
  • Crown Brush, Kinerase, TanTowel (Sale begins 8am PT 4/27)
  • Royale USA, VERABELLA Beverly Hills (Sale begins 8am PT 4/28)

  • Priti NYC (Sale begins Noon ET 4/22)
  • Boyd's Cosmetics, Whitening Lightning (Sale begins Noon ET 4/23)
  • Carol's Daughter, Conair, I Coloniali (Sale begins Noon ET 4/26)
  • Sonya Dakar: The Problem Skin Specialists (Sale begins 9am PT 4/25)
  • Amal Oils, Me! Bath (Sale begins 9am PT 4/26)
  • Celebrate Mom: Panier des Sens (Sale begins 9am PT 4/27)

April 20, 2012

Review: Garnier Fructis BB Cream

BB Cream's are the latest skincare fad. Popular in Asia, BB Creams provide a variety of benefits to your skin including moisture, SPF 15 to protect your skin from the sun, and give your skin flawless, radiant skin. For an affordable and accessible option, I chose the Garnier Fructis BB Cream. At around $15 at the local drugstore, this will last for a really long time as well, so you get a good bang for your buck.
I bought the shade Light/Medium, and it still applies slightly too dark for my skin, but paired with the right shade of powder it looks natural and beautiful. I recommend this for summer to keep your skin looking glowing and gorgeous, I know it does this for my skin!

April 19, 2012

Meeting Whitney Port

This evening I was lucky enough to attend an event hosted at a local ApricotLane Boutique hosted by Whitney Port.

Now if you haven't heard of Ms. Port, you can't say you were an MTV watcher a few years ago. Whitney started off with Lauren Conrad as a Teen Vogue intern in the first episode of The Hills (a show I still watch reruns of). Whitney became a recurring character, but soon left the sunny streets of LA where she worked for cutthroat Kelly Cutrone at People's Revolution, for a new job at Diane von Furstenberg's headquarters in New York City. She has since written her own book, and developed two clothing lines. whitney eve, and her latest WE by whitney eve; a less expensive line carried exclusively at ApricotLane boutiques.

(l-r) my sister, Whitney Port, and me

Whitney was so sweet and looked amazing in her outfit (she even had neon green toes under her sparkly kitten heels). Everything from her line is to die for, from lavender shorts to a flowy apricot tank. The party guest filled the door to take photos with the glowing Ms. Port who also helped girls style her pieces with other items from the boutique. All in all it was a great experience, and I loved meeting one of my style inspirations!

You can also read a post on Whitney's celebuzz (she even posted the photo [see above] of us together that I sent to her on twitter)


April 18, 2012

Gossip Girl "Salon of the Dead" Fashion Round-Up

French Connection Wonderland Flared Coat
Diane von Furstenberg Black Mini Harper Bag

Temperly London Wanda Beaded Dress

Alexander McQueen Cowl Neck Shift Dress

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Metallic Crochet-Knit Dress
Nancy Gonzalez Shoulder Bag

April 17, 2012

The Best Day Ever

Hi readers,

I wanted to share with you some very exciting news! I am in the May 2012 issue of Seventeen Magazine on page 76. Thank you for your continued support.


April 16, 2012

Review: April 2012 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Marula The Leakey Collection Omega Rich Pure Marula Oil- Sourced from the rare East African marula fruit, this sustainably harvested oil has sky-high levels of antioxidants to fight premature signs of aging.

tarte Lipsurgence lip tint in Joy- This oversized lip crayon boosts moisture levels while adding a wash of sheer pigment.

Wonderstruck Taylor Swift- The pop-country songtress' scent is as catchy as her lyrics. We think it's worthy of a standing gig on our vanity.

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream- This bestselling Japanese cream has a highly concentrated formula that heals cracked hands, chapped lips, and all other forms of dryness.

Beauty Extra: MicrodermaMitt Body Mitt- This all-natural silk mitt gently exfoliates away dead skin cells and pore-clogging debris.

Check out Birchbox:

April 15, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of April 15th

  • NuMe (Sale begins 11am ET 4/17)
  • Duke Cannon (Sale begins 11am ET 4/17)

  • Earth Day Beauty: Tela Beauty Organics & Ginger + Liz (Sale begins Noon ET 4/18)
  • H2Pro Hair Tools (Sale begins Noon ET 4/19)
  • Bridal Beauty (Sale begins Noon ET 4/20)

  • TruDerma (Sale begins 8am PT 4/15)
  • Hydroxatone (Sale begins 8am PT 4/16)
  • CARGO Cosmetics, myfaceworks (Sale begins 8am PT 4/17)
  • Goldfaden Skincare, Hairdo by Jessica Simpson (Sale begins 8am PT 4/18)
  • GLOSS Moderne, Pur Minerals (Sale begins 8am PT 4/19)
  • Jane Cosmetics, Strixaderm, Trend Tweeze (Sale begins 8am PT 4/20)
  • GMJ Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 4/21)
  • Goldfaden Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 4/17)
  • Amal Oils (Sale begins 9am PT 4/19)
  • Dead Sea Spa Care, Pharma Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 4/20)
  • Makeup: Eyes, Lips & More (Sale begins 9am PT 4/21)
  • Freeze 24-7 (Sale begins 3pm ET 4/16)

April 14, 2012

Link Love: Apr. 8-14

Boot Camp, Ep. 2: White Tee Shirt Contest [ulookhaute]

4 Ways to Wear a Brooch [Style List]

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with 'Mad Men' Lead Hairstylist Terrie V. Owen [Beauty Blogging Junkie]

Fragrance Spotting: Take A Whiff Of This Shoe [The Luxury Spot]

I Exfoliate, Therefore I Am [Beauty Bets]

Solutions To The Most Common Skin & Beauty Problems [Beauty High]

April 12, 2012

Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

A recent trip to visit family introduced me to Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman. Ree's recipes are delicious homestyle meals that will be a hit at any party. You can watch The Pioneer Woman every Saturday morning at 10am EST on The Food Network. While contemplating what dessert to make for Easter, I decided upon Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, a rich and delicious pie that takes about 20 minutes to make.

April 10, 2012

Gossip Girl "It Girl, Interrupted" Fashion Round-Up

Oscar de la Renta Strapless Gown

Melanic Auld Designs Grace Necklace
Diane von Furstenberg Bag

Peter Som Orchid Dress
Bounkit Kaynite and Clear Quartz Bracelet
Christian Dior Cruise 2010 Bag
Sergio Rossi Shoes

April 8, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of April 8th

  • GO SMiLE (Sale begins Noon ET 4/9)
  • StriVectin (Sale begins Noon ET 4/12)

  • HerStyler (Sale begins 8am PT 4/8)
  • Urban Decay (Sale begins 8am PT 4/9)
  • Cures by Avance, Bella II Fiore (Sale begins 8am PT 4/10)
  • Mica Beauty, skin ICELAND (Sale begins 8am PT 4/11)
  • Immoral Tanning, M Lab (Sale begins 8am PT 4/12)
  • Nia 24, Stila, Tweezerman (Sale begins 8am PT 4/13)
  • FHI Heat, RapidLash (Sale begins 8am PT 4/14)

  • Aromachology, Panier Des Sens (Sale begins Noon ET 4/12)
  • Ahava Deadsea Products (Sale begins Noon ET 4/13)

  • 360 Skin Care: Natural Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 4/8)
  • NuMe: Hair Tools (Sale begins 9am PT 4/9)
  • Votre Vu: Skincare from France (Sale begins 9am PT 4/12)
  • Age-Defying Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 4/13)

April 6, 2012

Quote du Jour: Grace Kelly

Getting angry doesn't solve anything.

Women's natural role is to be a pillar of the family.

I don't want to dress up a picture with just my face.

April 3, 2012

Gossip Girl "Con-Heir" Fashion Round-Up

Porter Grey F/W 2011 Bandage Dress
MCL by Matthew Campbell Laurenza Necklace

Vera Wang Lavender Lace-Sleeve Lame Dress
Zara Jeweled Slingbacks

April 2, 2012

Link Love: Mar. 25-31

1 top 3 spring outfits! [meganheartsmakeup]

Bridal Style From Around The World [bellasugar]

Fashion Fix: Baublebar's Personalized Pieces [StyleIT]

Get January Jones 'Mad Men' Hairstyle [Beauty High]

If Girls Is The New SATC, This Is The Cooler Charlotte York [Refinery 29]

NY Chic City Style vs LA Cool Style [Betty Confidential]

April 1, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of April 1st

  • Vincent Longo (Sale begins Noon ET 4/4)

  • PRAI Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 4/1)
  • Too Faced (Sale begins 8am PT 4/2)
  • derma e, Proliss (Sale begins 8am PT 4/3)
  • bodyography, E.V.A (Sale begins 8am PT 4/4)
  • Sibu Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 4/5)
  • Epilady, Twist & Pout (Sale begins 8am PT 4/6)
  • Pharmaskincare (Sale begins 8am PT 4/7)

  • ghd (Sale begins 9am PT 4/2)