If You Have Hair, The Wet Brush is a Must Have


For years, I have used an oversized wide-tooth comb to detangle my notoriously impossible to detangle post-shampoo hair. The amount of hair that would get caught in the teeth was somewhat alarming. But I chalked it up to the fact that I only wash my hair once a week - so maybe the hair loss really wasn't all that CONTINUE READING

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Review


You know how awesome BB creams are for your face? Well, the geniuses at Jergens have harnessed the power of BB and infused it into a lotion for your body. Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream promises flawless-looking skin with 5 visible benefits in just 5 days.  But does it deliver? Watch the video to find out...   Disclosure: This post was CONTINUE READING

Laura Mercier Sale at Gilt.com


As a huge fan of Laura Mercier (I swear by the foundation primer and tinted moisturizer), I was so excited to see that Gilt.com has a nice assortment of beauty products currently on sale. There's everything from sophisticated nail polish colors and soft mineral blush to lip glaze palettes and pencil sets to create an alluring smoky eye. Oh, and CONTINUE READING

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover April Issue of Vogue


Welp, folks, it looks like Kanye finally wore Anna Wintour down and got his baby mama a coveted Vogue cover. So the rumors were true. There was buzz a few months back that Kim would cover the fashion bible, but then everyone assumed it would be a foreign Vogue - given Anna's alleged aversion to all things Kardashian. I CONTINUE READING

10 Beauty Products to Get You Through the Flu


Hey Guys! As you all know the weather lately has been terrible and most of us have been getting all kinds of horrible colds and the flu, as a result. This is very personal for me because I work in retail and it seems like I get one disease after the other with all of my customers constantly sneezing CONTINUE READING

Fashion

$20 Off at Ann Taylor

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ann+taylor+coupon $20 Off at Ann Taylor

Tomorrow and Saturday, print out the above coupon and take it to your local Ann Taylor store. Then take $20 off your full-sized purchase!

Nina Garcia on The Style Strategy

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nina+garcia+the+style+strategy Nina Garcia on The Style StrategyMarie Claire Fashion Director and former Elle Editor-at-Large Nina Garcia knows a thing or two about fashion. On this week’s episode of Barnes & Noble Tagged!, host Molly Pesce sits down with the multi-tasking fashion maven and New York Times bestselling author to discuss the release of her third “fashion bible,” The Style Strategy.

Watch Nina talk about how her style has been forced to evolve due to raising a toddler, and how her new book will help readers shop smart, stay chic, and make their style last in these tough economic times. Stay tuned for Nina’s favorite frugal shopping tip from the book, and to hear about the intense emotions on the set of her hit show, Project Runway.

Ideeli Sales This Week

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Hayden-Harnett Sale
Starts Tuesday, August 18
Prices start at $14 (up to 57% off)
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Marc Jacobs Sun Sale
Starts Tuesday, August 18
Prices start at $89 (up to 79% off)

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Essentials by ABS Sale
Starts Tuesday, August 18
Prices start at $29 (up to 81% off)

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Ben Sherman Sale
Starts Wednesday, August 19
Prices start at $15 (up to 70% off)

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Just Cavalli Jewelry Sale
Starts Thursday, August 20
Prices starts at $29 (up to 63% off)

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Coach Giveaway Giveaway

Ideeli membership is free…click here for an invite, courtesy of Spoiled Pretty.

Old Navy Tanks For $2: One Day Only!

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old+navy+ribbed+tank Old Navy Tanks For $2: One Day Only!

With the muggy August heat, now is the perfect time to stock up on the ultimate hot weather staple that can also be worn under cozy layers this fall. You can never have too many rib-knit tanks!

So, this Saturday, August 15th, get your favorite tanks for only $2 each at Old Navy.

Available in a variety of color choices including solid, stripe and print…they won’t last long!

*This promotion is only available in stores, with a limit of 5 per customer on select styles only – while supplies last.

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The Cutest Skirt In America

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banana+republic+essential+skirt The Cutest Skirt In AmericaToday on my lunch break, I popped into Banana Republic for some “window shopping.” But my intentions of looking but not buying flew out of window when I spotted this Cotton Essential Skirt. The gathered, elastic waistband is so adorable, it pretty much dictates that you tuck in the top you pair it with; it’s such a fantastic detail, it almost serves as a belt. The inverted pleat in front is another nice touch. And the pockets…well, they pretty much sold me on this skirt. I love anything with pockets.

What I love most about this piece is its verastility. Wear it with a silk blouse, kitten heels and pearls for an office-appropriate ensemble. Or top it off with a simple tank and slip on some gladiator sandals for an urban chic look.

Though it pained me to pay full price for this skirt (I have a magnetic attraction to sale racks and keep coupons on my person at all times), I couldn’t bring myself to loosen my kung fu grip and return it to the display table. So now it’s hanging in my closet…at least until tomorrow. I can’t wait any longer to wear it. And after I get paid, I might return to the scene of the crime and pick up another one – in Mountain Blue.

This photo really doesn’t do it justice. Let’s just say that when I brought the skirt back to the office and showed off my new find, two of my co-workers were talking about making a beeline for Banana Republic.

Venus Razor Giveaway Winner

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spoiled+pretty+venus+giveaway Venus Razor Giveaway WinnerCongrats to Casie Starr, winner of the Venus Razor Giveaway. Casie has won:

* Venus Embrace and Embrace replacement blades
* Gillette Satin Care Lavender Kiss Shave Gel
* Olay Touch of Sun Quench Plus
* Fedora hat with changeable black ribbon around the brim
* Colorful oversized beach towel
* Mara Hoffman bikini

Big thanks to Gillette for sponsoring this giveaway. Casie is one lucky gal.

All of you ladies who were hoping to read your name in this post, don’t get discouraged. Check out the other contests that are currently running.

Have a great weekend, y’all!

Getting Dressed With Zahra Saeed

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zahra+saeed+dress Getting Dressed With Zahra SaeedA few weeks ago when I was packing for a 4-day trip to New York for the Daily Makeover Beauty Bloggerati conference, I did the usual. I loaded a 30″ suitcase (which happens to be bigger than many NYC studio apartments) with 10-days worth of wardrobe options. But of all the clothes that I crammed into my luggage, the piece that I was most excited to wear was a dress by Philadelphia designer, Zahra Saeed.

Late last month, I stopped by Saeed’s Rittenhouse boutique – looking for something special to take on my trip. Upon entering the shop, I was immediately smitten with the romantic silhouettes, bold prints and intricate details of the designer’s spring/summer 2009 collection.

After perusing the racks, I took several dresses into the fitting room. Zahra Saeed’s line doesn’t offer petite sizes, so I kept my excitement in check until I tried everything on. But to my surprise, most of the dresses fit amazingly well. It was almost as if Zahra Saeed had crafted patterns based on my exact proportions.

amber+and+daneen Getting Dressed With Zahra SaeedThough all of the dresses that I tried on were beautiful, I didn’t have a difficult time choosing which one to take home; actually, it chose me. The second I slipped on this high collared, tea dyed dress – with its ruffled sleeves and delicate embroidery – I knew it was meant to be. I adored it so much that I wanted to wear it out of the store that day.

And when I was in New York, I kept waiting for the right occassion to wear it. I didn’t want to waste such a gorgeous dress – the perfect summer dress, to be fair – on just any ole shindig. So I saved the best for last.

For my final night in NYC, I wore my Zahra Saeed dress to dinner at Kingswood (the see and be seen hotspot in the West Village), then drinks and dancing at bOb Bar (best hip hip on the Lower East Side).

Joining me were my blogging besties (Amber, Erika and Julia), Heather (from MAC) and Andrea (from Essence Magazine).

Here are some of the highlights:

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Erika and me

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Julia and Amber

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Erika and Heather

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Andrea and Julia

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Don’t drink and tweet

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Andrea and Heather

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I wonder what our drinks say about us

If you’re in Philly, check out the Zahra Saeed flagship store at 1905 Walnut Street. Nowhere near Philadelphia? Don’t fret…shop online at zahrasaeed.com.



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