My son Westley’s hair is as wild as he is. It’s wavy/curly, grows like a weed and he’s got this swirl pattern in front that creates one crazy cowlick. So if the person cutting his hair doesn’t know what they’re doing, he can end up looking ridiculous – which no parent wants for their child.
For a while, I was taking him to my hair stylist. But as Westley got older, my husband, Graham, took over the task. On the one hand, I was grateful to Graham for helping out – since most child grooming responsibilities land on my plate, by default. But on the other hand, Graham was taking him to a whole bunch of random barber shops/salons – so there wasn’t any consistency. Sometimes the cut/style would be good and sometimes it would be really bad (like once when he brought Westley home with a buzz cut).
So last month when Hair Cuttery contacted me about writing a review (as part of their #MyHCLook campaign), I immediately thought of Westley. Hair Cuttery sent me a $50 gift card to try their services, so I told Graham to get his hair cut too. I scheduled an appointment at a location near me with a stylist named Anna.
I didn’t accompany them to the appointment, but Graham relayed to me what a great experience they had at Hair Cuttery.
At first glance, the new Diane von Furstenberg ‘Secret Agent’ Bag looks like a sophisticated tote bag. But its ingenious design hides a secret…It easily transitions from day to night thanks to a detachable front pouch that becomes a chic clutch – which means that this secret agent is actually a double agent because it’s two stylish bags in one! And you can switch out the clutch to match your outfit or your mood.
Why didn’t I think of this?!?!?!?
COVERGIRL is joining forces with Star Wars for a limited-edition makeup collection.
COVERGIRL’s Global Creative Design Director Pat McGrath designed a series of six out-of-this-world beauty looks inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, its iconic characters and themes, using new limited-edition items from the COVERGIRL Star Wars Makeup Collection, as well as existing products.
Pictured above are two of the six avant-garde looks representing the Light Side and Dark Side.
Droid features a luminous look that reflects the Light Side in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. A swatch of golden eye shadow across lids and cheekbones sets the tone, with gold lipstick and gloss punctuating the lustrous palette. Droid is rocking a new metallic lip shade – COVERGIRL Star Wars Lipstick – Colorlicious in Gold #40.
Stormtrooper features a strong and graphic look to represent the power from the Dark Side. The eyes dominate with a black winged liner and white contrasts. Lips measure up in a deep, mysterious red. Stormtrooper’s edgy look is topped off with a new lip shade – COVERGIRL Star Wars Lipstick – Colorlicious in Dark Purple #50.
The limited-edition collection includes:
For years, I have loved the Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flat. I love the timeless design, the color selection and the signature logo medallion. Basically everything about the Reva, I adore. But Reva didn’t love me back because I have wide feet.
Well, I’m happy to report that Reva has finally reciprocated…because Tory Burch now offers extended (aka wide) width!!! (more…)
Whish, one of my favorite bath and body brands, sent me these mini tubes of their new Soda Fountain Collection to try. And let me tell you – these body butters (which I’ve been using as hand lotion) smell so yummy, I’ve unconsciously morphed into Mary Katherine Gallagher. As I type this, I’ve probably stopped two or three times to sniff my hands.
The collection features vintage soda fountain flavors (Black Cherry, Ginger Melon, Key Lime and Orange Cream) and is available in the form of Whish’s bubbly Bath & Body Gel and super-hydrating Body Butter.
The entire collection is available for purchase on the Whish website, but a limited selection of super-sized bottles is available as part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives. (more…)
When it comes to hair dryers, the most important feature to me is a pik attachment. Some women need a concentrator attachment to achieve a salon quality blowout. I need a pik attachment to simultaneously dry and straighten my relaxed hair. So when the pik attachment from my old hair dryer broke nearly every last tooth, I went on a quest to find a new dryer – because it’s easier to start from scratch and get a new dryer that comes with a pik attachment than to find a new pik to fit my old dryer. Those of you who require a pik know. The struggle is real.
So after an exhaustive search, I found an awesome replacement. It’s called the ConairPro YellowBird Hair Dryer. As the name implies, this dryer is used – and beloved – by many professional hairstylists.
They likely love it for the same reasons I do: (more…)