Get Catty With Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses


I've been searching for some cat eye sunnies for forever. On a whim, I bought these Wildfox Catfarer Sunglasses from Shopbop - hoping that they wouldn't look too cartoonish. Even though I was afraid they'd be too large, I'm digging the oversized frames. They make a statement without overwhelming my face. And the cat eye shape is subtle, so it's not CONTINUE READING

Peep My Polish: Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel in Superstitious


Now that I have two kids - and the youngest being 6 weeks old - I needed to get better acquainted with quick-dry nail polish options. I hardly have time to do anything, let alone a DIY - so I needed to find some lacquers that fit my new lifestyle. Yesterday, while going my grocery shopping, I picked up Revlon CONTINUE READING

Tatcha, I'm So Glad I Gotcha


I'm home on maternity leave, so I spend an inordinate amount of time nursing my daughter, burping her and changing her diapers - all the while, watching hours of QVC. I don't know what it is, but I am mesmerized by QVC demonstrations. If I'm channel surfing and I happen to land on QVC, it's damn near impossible for CONTINUE READING

Shopbop Sale: Take Extra 25% Off


  Take an extra 25% off select sale items at Shopbop.com until Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:59 PST. Enter code 25EXTRA at checkout. You're CONTINUE READING

StriVectin Tightening Face Serum Giveaway


Roll back the years with the NEW StriVectin “Roll Back the Years” Firming Collection - a trio of formulas that help to improve skin’s appearance. This three-piece set, which includes the StriVectin-TL Face Serum, the StriVectin-TL Body Cream and the new QVC exclusive StriVectin-TL Neck Serum Roller, helps skin appear firmer and softer on the face, body and neck. . The StriVectin CONTINUE READING

Bath & Body Works Cooling Gel Lotion Needs A New Name


A few weeks ago, I paid a visit to my local Bath & Body Works store. I was on the hunt for a tropical-smelling body wash that wouldn't break the bank, and B&BW seemed like a good place to search. When I entered the store, I was greeted my a really nice saleswoman who asked me what I was CONTINUE READING

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Keeping Up With Khloe Kardashian: Exclusive Beauty Q&A

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 Keeping Up With Khloe Kardashian: Exclusive Beauty Q&A

It’s not easy keeping up with Khloe Kardashian. She films Keeping Up With The Kardashians in Los Angeles. She and her sister, Kourtney, filmed their upcoming reality show in Miami. Khloe recently traveled to Africa with other sister, Kim. And just this past weekend, she appeared with her family at an event in Atlantic City.

On Sunday, the fates smiled on me when our paths crossed in New York City. And thanks to her magician of a makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, I scored an interview with this dashing diva. I hope you enjoy this exclusive Q&A with Khloe as much as we enjoyed filming it.



Products featured in these videos include:

Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup
Lancome Hypnose Mascara
MAC Lip Pencil in Spice
La Mer Moisturizing Lotion
Child Fragrance by Apothia Beauty
The Celestial Powder in Candlelight by Kevyn Aucoin

Click here for 10 things you don’t know about Khloe Kardashian.

Many thanks to Khloe Kardashian and Mario Dedivanovic for generously sharing their time and tips. Mwah!

If you loved this Q&A, my interviews with Kim Kardashian and Mario Dedivanovic are must reads!

Nordstrom’s Beauty Director Talks To Spoiled Pretty

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Nordstrom is one of my favorite beauty destinations. So it was an absolute treat to chat with Nordstrom National Beauty Director Debbi Hartley-Triesch. In the video, Debbi dishes on fall trends, getting the most bang for your beauty buck and how she spoils herself pretty.

Kim Kardashian’s Sun Maid Summer Makeup Look

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kim+kardashian+summer+makeup Kim Kardashians Sun Maid Summer Makeup LookLooking for a summer look that sizzles? Well, look no further than Troy Jensen’s blog.

Using Kim Kardashian’s face as a canvas, the makeup maestro demonstrates how deliciously juicy shades of peach, coral, tan and tangerine can brighten up a tired-looking complexion.

“And when paired with beautiful, bronzy browns, you’ve got a combination that is nothing less than sizzling hot,” Troy says.

To create this look, Troy used products from Estee Lauder, Smashbox, Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Shu Uemura, Dior, Make Up For Ever, Bourjois and Lancome.

For more of Kim Kardashian’s beauty and makeup tips, click here.

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Free Hair Workshops at ULTA Locations Nationwide

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ulta+salon Free Hair Workshops at ULTA Locations NationwideSummer is a time for barbeques, beaches and poolside cocktails, not a time to worry about frizzy, flat or unmanageable hair.

Now, ULTA stores nationwide are stepping in to help women reinvent their coifs during these hot and hazy summer months.

The Salon at ULTA’s pro Designers will host a series of free workshops demonstrating the techniques women need to know to create salon styles at home.

Choose from two customized workshops…

Turn Up the Volume: Learn quick tricks to create maximum volume, boost and body.

Workshop Schedule:
Saturday, July 11th – 10:00am-Noon
Sunday, July 12th – 11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, July 18th – 10:00am-Noon

Tame Your Mane: Learn industry secrets to help you gain control of even the wildest head of hair.

Workshop Schedule:
Sunday, July 19th – 11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, July 25th – 10:00am-Noon
Sunday, July 26th – 11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday, August 1st – 10:00am-Noon

Pre-book your appointment today for a free one-on-one consultation with a Salon Designer to receive personalized tips. First-time guests also can take advantage of 30% off Hair Color or a $30 Signature Cut at the Salon. Walk-ins are always welcome, but only those with reservations will be guaranteed a seat for this event. To book an appointment call 1.800.968.5823 or visit ulta.com to find a location near you.

Can’t Get to ULTA? Tracy Guthrie, ULTA’s Manager of Salon Training, shares how to get the look at home:

Turn Up the Volume
* Wash hair with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to add density to the hair shaft.
* Comb hair with a wide tooth comb to eliminate frizz.
* Apply a volume enhancing styling product from roots to ends.
* Blow dry with a round brush for fine straight hair or paddle brush for thick curly hair.
* Lift hair up from the scalp to create height.
* Finish your blow out with a frizz fighting blast of cold air.
* Back comb hair at the crown and around the temples.
* Smooth the top layer of hair over the teased portion with a dollop of finishing serum.
* Use a large-barrel curling iron on 2-inch section of hair from the chin down to add big curls to the bottom.
* Set your style with a volumizing hairspray

Tame Your Mane
* Wash hair with a smoothing shampoo and conditioner.
* Comb out hair with a wide tooth comb to eliminate frizz.
* Apply a smoothing cream mixed with a drop of shine serum onto damp hair.
* Blow dry hair until 80% dry.
* Use clips to section hair to complete the blow out.
* Pull small sections straight with a paddle brush and direct heat from the blow dryer until completely dry.
* Apply a heat protective styling spray on dry hair and smooth with a flat iron.
* Tame fly aways and add shine with shine spray or serum.

You Glow Girl: LORAC TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15

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Lorac+Tantalizer+Bronzer+SPF+15 You Glow Girl: LORAC TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15

I am a firm believer in the ‘before you leave the house, take off one accessory’ rule. Unfortunately, when it comes to beauty, a trip to tranny-ville isn’t so easily averted. So my best advice to avoid going overboard is to think simple before applying anything to your face.

One of the best tips to prevent product overload is to invest in a good bronzer. Adding warmth to your complexion allows you to get away with wearing less. My new favorite bronzer is LORAC TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15, which has a mineral-based, baked formula that goes on silky-smooth for a glow that lasts. It can be used wet or dry, depending on the intensity you desire, and is great for contouring and highlighting. It might just be the best bronzer I’ve ever used.

Using the TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15, I’ve been borrowing a technique from my girl Jenn Falik‘s playbook. Apply the powder in the shape of a 3 on each side of your face; hit your forehead, cheeks and jawline evenly for a super natural looking all-over glow. I dust it on with my ecoTools Powder Brush; it’s super-soft and picks up just the right amount of pigment.

Swipe on two coats of your must-have mascara and coat your pucker in a sheer gloss, and you’re good to glow.

Ten Questions with Tory Burch

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tory+burch Ten Questions with Tory Burch

It’s hard to believe that Tory Burch launched her eponymous label only five years ago.

In 2004, she opened a flagship store in the NoLIta neighborhood of New York City; the boutique, filled with ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and jewelry, sold out on the first day. In 2005, she was endorsed by Oprah; the following day, toryburch.com received 8 million hits and Oprah’s prediction became a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Since then, Tory Burch has become the unofficial outfitter of celebrities and soccer moms alike. With its zesty color palette, striking prints and forgiving cuts, the brand furnishes fashionistas with stylish yet wearable clothing and accessories, sans sticker shock. And her much-imitated Reva ballet slipper are on many a girl’s wardrobe wish-list (including my own).

tory+burch+pink+reva Ten Questions with Tory Burch

Recently, I had the much envied opportunity to chat up fashion phenom and fellow Philadelphian, Tory Burch. So if you want to know more about the brainy beauty behind this chic lifestyle brand, try this interview on for size.

SP: When did your fascination with fashion begin?
TB: It would have been impossible not to have developed a passion for fashion and style growing up with my mother and father. They have both always had an amazing and innate sense of style. I did not always dream of being a designer, but I think the fashion industry was a natural fit for me. After over 15 years working in marketing and public relations for great designers like Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Narciso Rodriguez, it became clear that my passion was in the design process and I knew it was something I wanted to do.

SP: What was your first big break in the fashion industry?
TB:
Eight months after our launch I got a call from a producer at Oprah saying that they were doing a show dedicated to the “next big things” and Oprah wanted to feature the line. I was sure it was some friend of mine making a prank call, but it wasn’t. After going on Oprah’s show everything changed. The day the episode aired we got eight million hits on our website and suddenly women in America seemed to know who we were. It was amazing. I can definitely say we owe a huge part of our success to Oprah’s support.

tory+burch+summer+2009 Ten Questions with Tory BurchSP: How would you describe your design aesthetic?
TB:
We design timeless yet modern American sportswear with a bohemian sensibility. I design clothes that I want to wear myself and being a working mom I need easy pieces that work well with my busy lifestyle. I think most women can identify with that and they want to look chic and fashionable without having to spend a lot of time putting an outfit together.

SP: In your opinion, what makes a woman stylish?
TB: I think everyone probably has their own idea of what is stylish, but the best guide to looking chic is to focus on what looks well on you. I like to mix unusual colors and prints and have learned what silhouettes suit me the best. I love fashion and pay attention to trends but don’t necessarily always follow them too literally, again I think it’s best to know what works on you. I like when women show their individuality and put a bit of their own personality into their style.

SP: Favorite color combination?
TB:
The combination of pink and orange is classic yet unexpected. Our signature 3T print is done in pink and orange on everything from our shopping bags and shoe boxes to flip flops and cosmetic bags. The chairs in our showroom are orange with pink velvet cushions and I love the way they brighten up the space. They are both uplifting and vibrant colors that go well together on everything from accessories to clothing to furniture.

tory+burch+logo Ten Questions with Tory BurchSP: I absolutely adore your double T logo. It’s genius! How did it come about?
TB:
We worked with a branding company called MODCO who showed me about 200 different logo designs. I was drawn to the one we chose because it didn’t look like a traditional logo. I see it as more of a design element that we incorporate into our prints and our signature hardware.

SP: Favorite places to shop in Philadelphia?
TB:
Anthropologie is one of my favorite places to shop for unique gifts and I love their home section. Blue Mercury has the best selection of candles, lotions and beauty products. They have a mix of both well-known and up and coming brands so I always find something new to try. My step-daughters love to shop at Boyd’s and Skirt. They have great denim brands and a terrific mix of designers at all price points. Neiman Marcus in King of Prussia has everything. Definitely one stop shopping.

SP: If I were to search your handbag, what beauty products would I find? And what is your signature fragrance?
TB:
NARS Lipstick in Mitzi. Signature fragrance – Vetiver by Guerlain.

guerlain+vetiver Ten Questions with Tory Burch

SP: What is your everyday beauty routine?
TB:
My beauty regime is very easy. I don’t wear a lot of makeup and often leave the house with wet hair. My style is very natural and easy and my beauty regime is similar. Not too much effort goes into it.

SP: What’s the best beauty tip/secret you’ve ever heard?
TB:
Protect your skin from the sun.

Tory Burch is available at 16 free-standing Tory Burch boutiques across the US, toryburch.com and over 400 select department and specialty stores worldwide. Follow Tory on Twitter at twitter.com/toryburch.

Do You Like My New Nude Lip Look?

Posted on by daneen in Beauty Tips, Foundation, Kim Kardashian, Lipgloss, Mario Dedivanovic | Leave a comment
nude+lip+gloss Do You Like My New Nude Lip Look?

Can you guess what lipstick/gloss combination I used to create this nude lip look?

Okay…stop guessing. It’s a trick question because there’s actually no lipstick involved. I stole a tip from Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic:

I applied a tiny* bit of foundation (here, Clinique Superfit Makeup in Nutty) to partially cancel out the pink tones in my lips; then I coated my lips in MAC Clear Lipglass.

Genius!

*Make sure you just use a tiny bit of foundation. Too much will have you looking like crackhead Tyrone Biggums from Chappelle Show.

Tyrone Biggums Do You Like My New Nude Lip Look?
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