Because Shaving is the Pits: DERMAdoctor Gorilla Warfare Antiperspirant Giveaway!


My hair grows like a weed. Unfortunately, the hair of which I speak is not on my head. My legs and underarms give my razor a workout. If I shave in the morning, by afternoon, I've got stubble. And forget about skipping days...unless I want to look like Sasquatch. Getting rid of the hair is not only expensive (I CONTINUE READING

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: BlowPro Perfect Shower Cap


The shower and my chemically-straightened hair are frenemies. Every seventh day when I wash my hair, they get along great in a shampoo Shangri-la. But the rest of the week, I employ a shower cap to keep the steam from undoing the silky straightness. I have been wearing shower caps since I was a child, and I’ve tried them CONTINUE READING

Miss Oops is On Sale at HauteLook


I love Miss Oops fashion fixers and have been using them for years. If you wear clothes, you NEED to get acquainted with Miss Oops. All of those things that can and do go wrong with your wardrobe can be fixed by Miss Oops problem-solving products. Shirt revealing too much cleavage? Accidentally get a deodorant stain on your top? Are your CONTINUE READING

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

Jewelry

Calendar Girl

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calendar+necklace Calendar GirlI want this right now…

Dalla Nonna’s signature piece, The Calendar Necklace, exemplifies Dalla Nonna’s blend of tradition and trend. Derived from an old tie pin of Jess’ Grandpa Howard, each piece is executed in sterling silver or 14k gold (with dimensions of about 1″ x 3/4″), suspended on an 18″ chain and accented with a sapphire in a color chosen by the wearer to commemorate a date of her choosing (birthday, birth of a baby, graduation, engagement, anniversary, wedding – the list is endless!). With its sleek and modern design, the calendar necklace is a subtle statement piece that allows the wearer to hold a date that is close to her heart even closer still.

The necklace is available in rose gold, yellow gold, white gold and silver. Choose between blue, light green, pink, purple, red or yellow sapphire.

Entourage Star Emmanuelle Chriqui in Women’s Health

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With his soulful eyes and Cheshire grin, Adrian Grenier would be in contention for prettiest star of HBO’s Entourage – if not for Emannuelle Chriqui. As Eric Murphy’s on again off again gal pal, she sizzles up the small screen on Sunday nights.

In the July/August issue of Women’s Health, Chriqui opens up to the mag about her exotic look, challenges she’s faced in her career, and imparts advice on how to embrace being different.

Embracing her uniqueness:
 Entourage Star Emmanuelle Chriqui in Womens Health“There’s been a massive shift of consciousness. We have an African American president, there’s been a huge influx of Latin talent in mainstream music and film, and there’s a real audience for international films like Slumdog Millionaire. Guess what? The girl next door isn’t necessarily blonde and blue-eyed anymore. So I don’t feel like I need to morph into that All-American thing. Now it’s about accepting who you really are and being proud of that. When you have confidence that’s what becomes attractive to other people and makes them want to work with you and spend time with you.”

Emmanuelle found herself being passed over for roles that went to more conventional-looking actresses:
“There have been some incredible things that I’ve lost out on because I don’t fit the {all-American} mold. It can be frustrating.”

After filming Zohan, Chriqui tried to audition for another part and the producer wouldn’t see her:
“It was like, ‘NO – not the look we’re going for.’ Period.”

Scrutinizing her exotic appearance:
“I’ve thought to myself, ‘What hair color will make my hair look lighter but won’t look weird?’ or ‘Are these contacts I can wear to not come off quite as exotic as I am?”

Emmanuelle’s 7 Ways to be Totally Irresistible, Just Being YOU…
1. Don’t freak over so-called imperfections: “Never reveal your insecurities to a man, because nine times out of 10 they have no idea they even exist. Most guys are not as observant as women are.”

2. Let the real you shine through: “For the record: I wear makeup. All. The. Time. But I do it in a way that looks natural. My skin is blotchy, and I’m Mediterranean – I’ve got dark circles. So I need foundation and concealer. One thing I swear by is Armani Silk foundation. It offers coverage, but it breathes, so people never think I’m wearing makeup. For under my eyes, I use Touche Eclat by Yves Saint Laurent, which I love because it’s moisturizing and creamy and blends into my skin without getting cakey. I also wear a bronzer – Cargo and Nars have great sun-kissed colors – just to give a little depth to my cheeks.”

3. Play up your best feature: “I would say that my favorite part of my face is my eyes. I have very long lashes, but they’re not thick, so when I apply mascara – I love L’Oreal Voluminous – suddenly my eyes are transformed. It’s cool. I’ve also learned a few eye makeup tricks. For example, highlight your brow bone to give your eyes a more wide-open look. Also, as you’re applying mascara, twirl the brush – from the root [to the ends] – so the color covers the whole lash for a fuller look.”

4. Find a good role model: “To me, natural beauty means having a real sense of confidence. I just think that there is something so incredibly sexy about a woman who takes care of herself and doesn’t try to bend to be something she’s not, like Robin Wright Penn, Meryl Streep, and Diane Lane. And Kate Winslet – I mean, my God! She’s gotten even more beautiful with age!”

 Entourage Star Emmanuelle Chriqui in Womens Health5. Develop your own sense of style: “Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Moss both have great personal style. So does Katie Holmes. It’s risky, but it’s a statement and I like that. In elementary school I was always transforming stuff, like turning the top of [a pair of pantyhose] into a bandeau. It was my way of expressing myself. Now my look is tomboy meets hippie chic. A great pair of jeans, a T-shirt, hoop earrings, and a pair of boots or sandals, and I’m good to go.”

“You have to be comfortable in what you’re wearing, because it shows. I know what fits my body and I’m crazy particular about that. Something I’ve been living in: my AG jeans. They’re tight, boot-leg, low-waisted and holey. You can wear them dressed up or dressed down, with running shoes or sandals, whatever. Sometimes I follow trends, like when the skinny-jeans craze was going on, but usually I just do what feels good to me. I’m not afraid when it comes to fashion. If I love the way something looks – whether it’s ethnic, Goth, or ultra sexy – I’m like, let’s do this!”

6. Express yourself with accessories: “I love David Yurman rings, but overall, I’m much more into street jewelry. I find the best bangles and the coolest, most gigantic ornate earrings – things that you just don’t see just anywhere else. I’m very even-handed when I jewel myself up. I’ll either wear a serious pair of earrings or a ton of bangles, but not both. Less is more.”

7. Be brave in your beliefs: “My spirituality happens to be a big part of my life. For example, I believe that we’re constantly surrounded by energy; things we don’t see that guide us. So I go to a healer who uses, among other things, essential oils to align my chakras [centers of energy, according to Indian medicine]. I think if you are open to this, it can be transformative; I’ve actually seen it in my own life. Of course, here [in California], this kind of stuff isn’t considered all that weird. Still, I’ve had somebody very close to me belittle my journey. It was really difficult because I felt as though they were rejecting a really big part of me – but, you know, it didn’t make me waver for a moment.”

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This Week’s Ideeli Sales

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nancy+rose+top This Weeks Ideeli Sales
Nancy Rose Sale
Starts Monday, July 13
Prices start at $25 (up to 87% off)

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TDM Design Sale
Starts Monday, July 13
Prices start at $19 (up to 65% off)

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LinQ Sale
Starts Monday, July 13
Prices start at $19 (up to 69% off)

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Devon Leigh Sale
Starts Tuesday, July 14
Prices start at $109 (up to 54% off)
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Gwyneth Sale
Starts Thursday, July 16th
Prices start at $44 (up to 57% off)

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213 Industry Sale
Starts Saturday, July 18
Prices start at $45 (up to 70% off)

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

Ideeli Red Sale: Get On This!

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LAMB lam003121930 black white FEISTY Ideeli Red Sale: Get On This!Are you summer ready? If not, ideeli is here to help with their blow out Start of Summer Red Sale! Expect to save up to 90% on crave worthy clothing and accessories, like these lovely L.A.M.B. sandals. Prices start at a mere $10!

The sale includes clothing by Just Cavalli, Julie Brown, Malene Birger, Simone Perele, Mac & Jac, Earnest Sewn Jeans, Jay Godfrey, Bedhead Pajamas, Escada, and Nicole Miller.

The Red Sale will also feature accessories, handbags and shoes by Raj (scarves), LAMB Shoes, Pade Vavra Jewelry, Melissa Joy Manning Jewelry, Tila March Shoes, Abaco Handbags, Pucci Shoes, Roberto Cavalli Sunglasses, Ed Hardy Handbags, and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Sale starts at 11:00am, Thursday, July 2nd.

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

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Earnest Sewn jeans

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Jay Godfrey gown
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Zip It

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My girl Sydne over at mystyle.com just alerted me to these Zipper Hoops from Fred Flare. Exposed zippers are one of my favorite current trends…and these earrings needed to be in my jewelry box, like, yesterday.

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Ideeli Sales This Week

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castle+starr+top Ideeli Sales This Week

Castle Starr Sale
Starts Tuesday, June 16
Prices start at $39 (up to 83% off)

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Me&Ro Sale
Starts Tuesday, June 16
Prices start at $240 (up to 70% off)

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Cullen Sale
Starts Tuesday, June 16
Prices start at $25 (up to 72% off)

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Vera Wang Sale
Starts Friday, June 19
Prices start at $129 (up to 75% off)

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And don’t miss the Jimmy Choo handbag giveaway. How ferosh is this canvas hobo?

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

Spoiled Pretty Street Style: Dayna In Philadelphia

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 Spoiled Pretty Street Style: Dayna In PhiladelphiaBecause I know how much you love themed posts, like Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week and my celebrity articles, I’m adding another one to the roster…

Welcome to Spoiled Pretty Street Style – a new column that shines a spotlight on fashion and beauty trends, and how they’re being interpreted in your neck of the woods.

For the inaugural post, I’m spotlighting Dayna, an impossibly chic Philadelphia lawyer.

In the photo, Dayna is rocking: a Black Halo dress, J. Crew cardigan, Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Heidi Klum earrings, Lagos ring, David Yurman and Charriol bracelets, Louis Vuitton handbag, and Boutique 9 sandals.

SP: What are your top five beauty products for summer?
Dayna: Darphin Cleansing Foam Gel, NARS Bronzing Powder, NARS Blush in Orgasm, Diorshow Black Out Mascara, and Chanel Aqualumiere Lip Gloss in #72 (Bubble Plum)

SP: Are there any celebrities whose style you admire?
Dayna: Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, Lauren Conrad, Diane Kruger, and Nicole Richie

SP: What items are you currently coveting?
Dayna: Burberry trench coat and Gucci sandals. Oh, and a Chloe Paddington bag. I just don’t think I should be living without it.

SP: What is your #1 beauty tip?
Dayna: Use a heated eyelash curler. They make a travel one at Sephora. It’s amazing.

Want to be featured in Street Style? Take a photo of yourself or someone you know, stylin‘ and profilin‘…with a breakdown of the fashion and beauty products pictured. Then send it to my inbox. If you’re chosen, I’ll feature the look on Spoiled Pretty – and I’ll send you a beauty goodie for your troubles!

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