June 28, 2012

All Things Pretty: I Want My Mullet Back

Mullet, Low-High, High-Low- whatever you'd like to call it, these dresses are really in for summer!

1. Topshop Fluro Dip Hem Dress $96
2. Chiara Fashion Coral Pink Chiffon High Low Dress $26.57
3. Calypso St. Barth Rosario Linen Cascade Dress $165
4. Elizabeth and James Rosaria Belted Silk Dress $495
6. Jane Norman Hi-Low Bandeau Maxi Dress $86
8. Diane von Furstenberg Cassandra Beach Dress $398

June 27, 2012

Yay or Nay? Emma Robert's Bangs

Emma Robert's recently sported new bangs at Seventeen's Pretty Amazing finalist luncheon on June 18th. She admitted to US Weekly soon after that she was unsure about her new bangs that she was asked to get for her role in Empire State. Personally I think the bangs take away from her angular face shape which I thought was one of her best qualities, and makes her face look more round.

Are you as unsure as Emma or do you think it's fresh for summer? Yay or Nay?

June 26, 2012

Crave or Save: Tortoise Links Necklace

Large necklaces are one of the biggest trends for summer, and linking jewelry items are everywhere, the design is commonly seen on watches but is expanding into other jewelry fields such as necklaces. Tortoise is a beautiful medium often in sunglasses, but looks sophisticated when it moves into the jewelry realm. BaubleBar has recently become my favorite jewelry shop and this tortoise resin links necklace is classic and beautiful for only $58. Michael Kors offers a similar version, the tortoise link necklace goes for $275. What do you think- crave or save?

June 24, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of June 24th

  • OO Lube (Sale begins 11am ET 6/24)
  • eShave (Sale begins 11am ET 6/27)
  • KOR (Sale begins 11am ET 6/29)
  • Le Savonnier Marseillais (Sale begins 11am ET 6/30)

  • Bikini Ready (Sale begins Noon ET 6/26)
  • Dr. Hauschka & Kide: All-Natural Makeup We Love (Sale begins Noon ET 6/28)

  • TEI Spa (Sale begins 8am PT 6/24)
  • ISO Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 6/25)
  • Mica Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 6/26)
  • Nia 24 (Sale begins 8am PT 6/27)
  • e.l.f Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 6/28)
  • Best Teeth Bleaching, Immoral tanning, NaiLuv (Sale begins 8am PT 6/29)
  • RapidLash, Twist & Pout Blowout (Sale begins 8am PT 6/30)

  • Panier des Sens (Sale begins 9am PT 6/26)
  • M.A.D Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 6/27)
  • Belli: Skincare for Mamas-To-Be, Escape Summer Skin: Moisturizers and Creams, Lotus Cosmetics Set (Sale begins 9am PT 6/28)
  • Cosmesis Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 6/29)
  • June Jacobs Spa Collection (Sale begins 3pm ET 6/27)

June 23, 2012

Link Love: June 17-23

3 Easy DIY Summer Headbands [DulceCandy87]

How To Get That Brooklyn Look From the Cast of "Girls" [Beauty High]

How to Make an Organizer Out of Old Birchboxes [Birchbox Blog]

Poshmark: Second-Hand Clothing App [Fashionotes]

The 10 Pieces of Jewelry You'll Need in Life [fab Sugar]

Under $100: Printed Denim Shorts [Who What Wear]

June 21, 2012

Quote du Jour: Sophia Loren

A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.

Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.

If you haven't cried, your eyes can't be beautiful.

June 19, 2012

Summer 2012 Trend Report: Nail Art

Nails are an easy and fun way for you to spruce up your look and summer gives everyone a little extra time to spruce up your look. Here are my favorite new ways to do your nails this season, click on the title to watch a tutorial to achieve the look.

June 17, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of June 17th

  • NuMe (Sale begins 11am ET 6/21)

  • HerStyler (Sale begins 8am PT 6/17)
  • philosophy (Sale begins 8am PT 6/18)
  • Ouidad (Sale begins 8am PT 6/20)
  • Hairdo by Jessica Simpson (Sale begins 8am PT 6/21)
  • Proliss, Sula Beauty, TanTowel (Sale begins 8am PT 6/22)
  • Avani Dead Sea (Sale begins 8am PT 6/23)
  • Weekend Essentials: The Makeup Kit (Sale begins 9am PT 6/17)
  • Pangea Organics, Proliss Hair Tools, Stephen Hair Tools (Sale begins 9am PT 6/18)
  • Makeup Sets from Studio Gear (Sale begins 9am PT 6/19)
  • Pharma Skincare (Sale begins 9am PT 6/20)
  • Nature's Shea Butter, Skincare by the Lab Room (Sale begins 9am PT 6/22)
  • Must Have Face Cleansers (Sale begins 9am PT 6/23)
  • Crabtree & Evelyn (Sale begins 3pm ET 6/21)

June 15, 2012

Review: The 'MINT' Lines

Established: October 2010
What They Sell: Jewelry
Celebrity: Kate Bosworth
Designer/Curator: Cher Coulter
My Thoughts: This was the first e-commerce site launched by BeachMint, and to this day it is probably the most well known and most popular of the sites. The jewelry styles range from classic to trendy but many options are available for you to choose from at all times in a variety of tones and sizes.

Established: July 2011
What They Sell: Clothing
Celebrity: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
Designer/Curator: Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen
My Thoughts: The clothes are super comfortable and are well-made for an inexpensive price. The only complaint I have is that sizing is very difficult to determine- I ordered a skirt in a size 3 (M or 6-8), but it ended up being huge and I had to exchange it for a 1 (XS or 0-2).

Established: October 2011
What They Sell: Skincare
Celebrity: Jessica Simpson
Designer/Curator: Nerida Joy
My Thoughts: I believe this is the least talked about and least popular of the brands. Skincare is hard to sell, especially when many are happy with their routine. I love my current skincare regimen so for right now I will stay away from ordering from beautyMINT.

Established: November 2011
What they sell: Shoes
Celebrity: Rachel Bilson
Designer/Curator: Nicole Chavez & Steve Madden
My Thoughts: I have yet to order a pair of shoes from shoeMINT because my shoe size can vary between a 9.5-11 depending on the brand and style. I love all the styles of shoes and am interested to try a pair soon.

Established: May 2012
What they sell: Home Decor
Celebrity: Justin Timberlake
Designer/Curator: Estee Stanley
My Thoughts: While I love home decor and interior design, I rarely purchase home decor items for my apartment (as I live with my father). I love the items on here and the price points vary but seem reasonable for the items.

Established: June 2012
What they sell: Intimates
Celebrity: Brooke Burke-Charvet
Designer/Curator: Brooke Burke-Charvet
My Thoughts: The site launched this week, and I am very impressed by their selection of intimates, sleepwear, and more. I will be placing an order in the near future for sure.

June 13, 2012

Sweet Sale: Philosophy Friends & Family Sale

Shop at philosophy and get 30% off your order with the code PHILOSOPHY12 now through June 16th.

June 12, 2012

Review: June 2012 Birchbox

This month's box includes:
Ada Cosmetics Bronzer- Get an island goddess look the dermatologist-approved way with this shimmery, talc-free mineral powder. It flatters every skin tone.

BORGHESE Crema Saponetta Cleansing Bar for Face and Body- Pack light with this versatile bar, which cleanses and conditions skin all over your body. You can even use it in lieu of shaving cream.

BVLGARI Omnia Crystalline Eau de Toilette Spray- Inspired by luminescent crystals (so glam), this elegant scent combines notes of lotus flowers, bamboo, and Nashi pear.

theBalm cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen- We're crazy about this two-in-one lip and cheek stain: the sheer gel formula delivers a subtle, long-wearing flush.

Lifestyle Extra: BAND-AID Cynthia Rowley Dress Up Band-Aids- Be prepared for life's little emergencies with these stylish designer bandages.

Check out Birchbox:

June 10, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of June 10th

  • evLOVE Perfume (Sale begins 11am ET 6/12)
  • Royale (Sale begins 11am ET 6/14)

  • Beauty Tools of the Trade (Sale begins Noon ET 6/12)
  • Dr. Hauschka (Sale begins Noon ET 6/13)

  • TruDerma (Sale begins 8am PT 6/10)
  • Belegenza, Freeze 24-7 (Sale begins 8am PT 6/11)
  • Proliss, Sorme Cosmetics (Sale begins 8am PT 6/12)
  • Kinerase (Sale begins 8am PT 6/13)
  • Amir Argan Oil, Napoleon Perdis (Sale begins 8am PT 6/14)
  • Coola Suncare, Crown Brush, Pure Collagen Instant Face Lift (Sale begins 8am PT 6/15)
  • Luminess Air (Sale begins 8am PT 6/16)

  • Organic Skincare by Michael Todd (Sale begins 9am PT 6/10)
  • My True Nature, Panier Des Sens (Sale begins 9am PT 6/11)
  • Chaacoca: Organic Argan Products (Sale begins 9am PT 6/12)
  • Crystal Peel: Microdermabrasion (Sale begins 9am PT 6/13)
  • Skincare by RepĂȘchage (Sale begins 9am PT 6/14)
  • Wrinkle-Free Skincare Treatments (Sale begins 9am PT 6/15)
  • Smashbox Cosmetics (Sale begins 3pm ET 6/12)

June 9, 2012

Link Love: June 3-9

My Updated Skincare Routine [CheckInTheMirror]

How Just Accessories Can Transform An Outfit [Refinery 29]

Stylish Travel Essentials [Already Pretty]

Summer Must Have: The Cropped Bustier [Fashion Pulse Daily]

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Boat Parade Extravaganza [Betty Confidential]

What They Wore: 2012 CFDA Awards [Who What Wear]

June 5, 2012

Tip du Jour: Overcoming Stress

Stress is something everyone deals with- no matter the age, sex, race, or gender, everyone has stress in their life. Especially with the end of school and beginning of summer fast approaching, I figured this post would be a perfect fit for today. Here are a few tips that have helped me overcome stress:
  1. Exercise: Working out has helped me not only feel better about myself, but it is a great escape. Work out whenever you can, but I love working out at night because it helps clear my mind and relieves a lot of stress and anxiety built up from a long day.
  2. Eating Healthy: This goes hand in hand with exercise, you'll feel better about yourself and your body will thank you.
  3. Sleep: Try to get a little extra sleep each night- you'll feel refreshed and well rested if you get a good night's sleep.
  4. Have 'You' Time: Take 15-30 minutes out of your day to relax, whether it's with a glass of wine, a magazine, a chat with your best friend, or a fast aromatherapy bath- take a little time out of your day for you!
  5. Laugh: Laughing is a natural way to not only burn calories, but release endorphins. Watch a funny youtube video or do whatever makes you laugh!

June 4, 2012

Sweet Sale: Smashbox Friends & Family Sale

Use the code FRIENDS20 at checkout to get 20% off your order at Smashbox Cosmetics.
Expires June 10th

June 3, 2012

Beauty Sales: Week of June 3rd

  • Beyond the Beauty (Sale begins 11am ET 6/4)
  • Belmondo (Sale begins 11am ET 6/5)
  • CHIEFS (Sale begins 11am ET 6/5)

  • Clarins (Sale begins Noon ET 6/5)
  • Amore Pacific Skincare: Discover Ultra-Luxury (Sale begins Noon ET 6/7)

  • Baby Quasar (Sale begins 8am PT 6/3)
  • Mario Badescu (Sale begins 8am PT 6/4)
  • Rickycare, Tela Beauty Organics (Sale begins 8am PT 6/6)
  • Fabulous Nails, Model in a Bottle, NuFACE (Sale begins 8am PT 6/8)
  • Beyond The Beauty (Sale begins 8am PT 6/9)

  • Whitening Lightning (Sale begins Noon ET 6/4)
  • 360 Skincare (Sale begins Noon ET 6/6)

  • Dead Sea Spa Care (Sale begins 9am PT 6/5)
  • Skincare 101: Sets from Boscia, Belvada & More (Sale begins 9am PT 6/6)
  • Corioliss (Sale begins 3pm ET 6/4)
  • Tweezerman (Sale begins 3pm ET 6/7)