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

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

Lip Balm

MAC Baby Bloom

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mac+baby+bloom MAC Baby Bloom

BECOME A FORCE OF NATURE…Introducing MAC Baby Bloom, the newest and simplest way to combat hot and cold extremes, air-conditioning and outrageous heat. Shift your look to the sunny side of the street but keep face and lips soft, lightly-tinted, everyday sun-safe! Choose from five neutral SPF 15 shades of new Studio Moisture Tint, and five soft-as-air shades of new Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm.

Mac+Baby+Bloom+Product+Shot MAC Baby Bloom

Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15, $29.50
Light: Soft pale beige
Medium: Warm beige
Medium Dark: Caramel beige
Dark: Deep caramel
Deep Dark: Rich golden bronze

Suntints SPF 20 Liquid Lip Balm, $14.50
Just A Smidge: Soft, pastel yellow with multi-colored pearl
Lilt of Lily: Soft, creamy pale pink
Pink Tinge: Clean bright yellow-pink with gold pearl
Full of Grace: Soft, sheer rose
Moist Plum: Light lilac with very fine pearl

Available now at all MAC locations and maccosmetics.com.

Serena Wins Wimbledon and Announces New Beauty Line

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serena+williams+photo Serena Wins Wimbledon and Announces New Beauty LineOver the weekend, not only did Serena Williams beat her older sister and two-time defending champion Venus Williams to take the Wimbledon women’s tennis title in London, but she also announced the news of her very own beauty line with Mission Skincare.

On July 23rd and 24th, Serena Williams, a Mission Skincare co-founder, will appear on HSN to launch her luxe new skincare line called Mission Skincare Active-Beauty Line: Featuring Serena Williams. The products are engineered to offer proven solutions for the demanding active lifestyle of today’s woman.

The signature hero product is the Oxygen-Active Daily Facial Cleanser ($39.99), engineered with a unique, self-foaming oxygenating technology that cleans impurities, removes makeup, nourishes and renews skin in only 90 seconds. Antioxidant properties help fight free-radical damage and environmental aggressors. The result: skin that appears younger and healthier looking.

The line also includes the following all-star products:

Mission+Skincare+Sugar+Body+Scrub Serena Wins Wimbledon and Announces New Beauty LineSugar Body Scrub ($29.99): Honey Sugar – Refined sugar granules suspended in a moisturizing gel that gently exfoliates the body, leaving the skin smooth, hydrated and healthy.

Restorative Body Butter ($29.99): Honey Sugar – A rich blend of natural extracts and moisturizing agents formulated to deliver superior nourishment and emollients to the skin to protect and hydrate.

Lip Balmer SPF 15 ($3.99): Pomegranate – Who better to design the perfect lip balm than professional athletes who battle heat, sun, sweat and freezing temperatures all in a day’s work? Introducing a long-lasting lip balm in Serena’s favorite flavor – pomegranate. Featuring broad-spectrum SPF 15 sun protection and moisturizing cocoa butter and soybean oil to hydrate and nourish lips. Added bonus – the formula is preservative and paraben-free.

Lip Balmer SPF 15 ($3.99): Pink Lemonade – Formulated to nourish, protect and deliver long-lasting hydration, this refreshing Pink Lemonade lip balm is clinically proven to lock in moisture for up to 8 hours, while providing powerful SPF 15 sun protection.

The products also highlight Mission Skincare’s unique M-10 formula, loaded with a variety of ten vitamins and antioxidants that meet the needs of active women worldwide.

Stranded On A Deserted Island: Make Sure To Have A Hissyfit

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hissyfit Stranded On A Deserted Island: Make Sure To Have A HissyfitAs a beauty aficionado, I get asked a plethora of product-related questions. The most common query being which products I’d want with me if a three-hour tour turned into an episode of Lost. As my beauty faves change, so do my ‘stranded on a deserted island’ picks. Well, now I’m adding Hissyfit to the list.

Hissyfit is a new range from Australia that straddles makeup and skincare. The line delivers 3-in-1 treatment benefits in the form of powerful anti-aging, advanced sun protection and luxurious formulations that wear comfortably and smell divine!

Products include:

Saving Face Anti-Aging Foundation: This natural anti-aging foundation provides flawless foundation coverage with a SPF 50+, broad spectrum protection from the sun’s damaging UVA/UVB rays. Water-resistant, Saving Face is perfect for protecting skin after exfoliation, dermabrasion or chemical peels.

Body Double Anti-Aging Body Moisturizer: This advanced natural body lotion provides intense hydration, beautiful fragrance (think a delicate blend of vanilla, almond, orange and grapefruit) and SPF 30+ broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection.

Handy Work Anti-Aging Hand Cream: This luxuriously moisturizing anti-aging hand cream offers SPF 30+ UVA/UVB protection, and smells of orange and mint.

Lip Service Anti-Aging Lip Balm: This feather-light lip balm with SPF 50+ broad spectrum protection is the perfect skincare and cosmetic product in one. Wear it alone for gorgeous, glossy, natural lips. Or layer over your favorite lipstick for a soft, supple kissable finish.

I’m particularly impressed by how delightful and un-sunscreeny these skin savers smell. And the Saving Face Foundation gets major props for its wide range of shades. Brown skinned beauties, rejoice!

Hissyfit is sold at dermstore.com and hissyfit.com.

Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week: eos Lip Balm Smooth Spheres

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eos+lip+balm+smooth+sphere Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: eos Lip Balm Smooth Spheres

If the thought of sticking your bacteria-laden fingers in a pot of lip balm/gloss doesn’t appeal to you, I have an excellent (and economical) solution.

ed+westwick+eos+lip+balm+smooth+sphere Recessionistas Fabuless Pick of the Week: eos Lip Balm Smooth SpheresNew Lip Balm Smooth Spheres from eos have this cool, ergonomic packaging that bridges the gap between high-end lip balms and chapsticks. And the USDA certified organic formula is enriched with hydrating ingredients (Vitamin A, shea butter, and jojoba oil). Available in three delish flavors (Summer Fruit is my fave…and it’s pink, natch), these balms will only set you back a couple of bucks.

I love ‘em. Chuck Bass loves ‘em. You (and your wallet) are gonna love ‘em too!

Lip Balm Smooth Spheres are now available at evolutionofsmooth, drugstore.com and will soon be available at Walgreens (July), Rite Aid (July), SpaceNK (August) and Duane Reed (August).

Bacon Flavored Lip Balm

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bacon+lip+balm Bacon Flavored Lip BalmMy girl Beth tipped me off to the looniest lip balm I’ve seen in probably forever – J&D’s Bacon Flavored Lip Balm. For just $3.99, you can moisturize you lips and make yourself taste like bacon!

“A great stocking stuffer, J&D’s Bacon Flavored Lip Balm will keep your lips from chapping while constantly reminding you why bacon is the king of meats.”

Buy a 12-pack of the lip balm for $24.99, and give the “gift of bacon flavored kisses” to “friends, lovers or anything in between.”

The product has skyrocketed to fame, since being featured on last Friday’s episode of Oprah. Pretty ironic, considering the Swine Flu going around. No?

Do It Your Damn Self Lip Balm Recipe

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lip+balm+girl Do It Your Damn Self Lip Balm Recipe
Got dry skin on your lips and free time on your hands? Head on over to College Candy for a cool Do It Yourself lip balm recipe!

Photo: Getty Images

Sara Happ Lip Slip: Kiss Dull, Chapped Lips Goodbye

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sara+happ+lip+slip Sara Happ Lip Slip: Kiss Dull, Chapped Lips Goodbye
When it comes to beauty products, I’m like a general practitioner. But if I had to declare a specialty, it would definitely be lip products. So when I tell you that Sara Happ’s new Lip Slip is the balm, you know you’re hearing sage advice.

sara+happ+lip+slip2 Sara Happ Lip Slip: Kiss Dull, Chapped Lips GoodbyeWhat is so amazing about Lip Slip is its pudding-like texture; it is unlike any other balm that I’ve ever tried. It’s hella hydrating and imparts the most luxurious looking shine you’ve ever seen.

Lip Slip slips on, melting onto your mouth and moisturizing with Sweet Almond, Jojoba and Macadamia nut oils. But what really gives it valedictorian status is the rich sheen it leaves on the lips. It’s so much sexier than full-on gloss because it looks so effortless, yet so polished.

There is no doubt in my makeup-obsessed mind that Sara Happ’s Lip Slip is destined to be a cult classic, just like her Lip Scrub.

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