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
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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
Every month, my girlfriends from college and I get together for dinner in the Philadelphia area. We started this tradition about two years ago, and - of course - we have a great time catching up and reminiscing! Most of them are product-obsessed (like me), and most have been through some sort of make-up introductory when we became "of age" to wear it. Now CONTINUE READING
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. July 18th through August 3rd, shoppers nationwide will participate in what has been an annual ritual since the 1960’s. Vacation days are planned around it, lines form in anticipation of it – and it’s not only for the pre-season savings on fall fashion and accessories.
During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, the Cosmetics department provides their devoted beauty customers the opportunity to scoop up unique limited-edition items from CONTINUE READING
I am of the opinion that a woman never have enough makeup bags. But when it comes to cosmetic cases, I advocate saving money when you can…so that you have more moolah to spend on products to fill them.
Right now, Sephora’s got some great makeup bags on sale. Their discounted items never last for long, so snatch them up before a fellow beauty addict beats you to the punch.
Beauty.com has collaborated with New York fashion designer Lela Rose* to offer customers a limited edition beauty valise filled with prestige beauty products. The exclusive Lela Rose Travel Bag comes just in time for the busy vacation season and is available to customers with a purchase of $100 or more on Beauty.com.
“Beauty.com has a sophisticated customer who is both feminine and fashionable,” says Lela Rose. “She inspired me to want to design an accessory, not just a make-up case…one that looked just as cute as the handbag holding it.”
The limited-edition Lela Rose Travel Bag features Lela’s signature dot print for 2008 with vintage luggage trim and feminine detailing. The travel bag is perfect for toting beauty essentials, with useful built-in features such as brush holders and zippered plastic compartments for more delicate items.
The case, with products valued at more than $120, contains both deluxe and full-sized favorites, including:
* ARCONA Cranberry Toner * Alterna Caviar Moisture Shampoo with Seasilk * Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion * L’OCCITANE Verbena Harvest Shower Gel * L’OCCITANE Verbena Harvest Body Lotion * Vincent Longo La Dolce Vita Lashes * Vincent Longo The Curl Mascara * Freeze 24/7 IceShield Facial Cleanser with Sunscreen SPF 15 * Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash * Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy
Get yours now while supplies last.
* Remember when I met Lela backstage at her Fall 2008 show during NY Fashion Week? You don’t? Extra, extra! Click here to read all about it.
Amber, winner of the Felix Rey Giveaway, emailed me to say thanks for her prize. Here’s what she had to say:
So, I’ve been using my totally gorgeous cosmetics bag from Felix Rey this past week and it is absolutely fabulous. I cannot get over how perfect it is and how pretty the floral print is! It’s bigger than a typical cosmetics bag which is PERFECT for me, because all of my beauty tools actually fit. Thank you so much for the amazing contest, and you tell Felix Rey or post on your blog that I am absolutely thrilled with my prize!!! The clear plastic-y outside material is perfect so I don’t worry about staining the bag with makeup or getting it wet. Basically, it’s just what I needed!
Every year an average of 2.4 million weddings are performed in the United States. And June is the most popular month for marriages – accounting for 10.8% of weddings.
March may seem somewhat early to start thinking about wedding season. But, trust me – many June brides are already at their wits’ end, trying to decide on a makeup look that will be immortalized in their wedding photos and videos.
Last year at this time, I was preparing for my own nuptials – so I remember what an exciting, yet physically/mentally/emotionally taxing time it can be; I clearly recall agonizing over the makeup I would wear on my wedding day.
This Spring, Bobbi Brown, the bridal beauty authority, has done the hard work and assembled her wedding day must-haves in a new Bridal Kit. Exclusively designed with brides and their bridal parties in mind, the Bridal Kit contains special occasion essentials that flatter all complexions. The sleek white case includes: Ivory Eye Shadow, Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, Black No Smudge Mascara, Pink Sugar Shimmer Lip Gloss and a Short Handle Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush.
With the exception of the eye shadow, I own all of these products – and would highly recommend them to future brides. I’m speaking from experience, as I used a few Bobbi Brown products on my wedding day. Plus, if you were to purchase these products separately, it would cost you more than $100 (not including the cosmetic case) – but the Bridal Kit only costs $75.
Get 25% off Jaqua’s cosmetic and travel bags, just in time for Spring break!
The Getaway Bag, with a cute Jaqua heart logo zipper pull, is perfectly sized for a weekend getaway and it’s so lightweight you can fill it up without it dragging you down.
The Necessary Bag is made with pink faux leather (for easy rinses!) and a removable clear PVC pouch for access to all of your hair and body products. It opens out to hang on a hook or a bathroom door, and has zippered pockets for accessories. I have this one…I luvre it!
To carry smaller cosmetic items and precious jewelry, Jaqua’s set of three Treasure Bags is perfect. They are elegantly designed with a sturdy, lightweight nylon oxford front and a faux pink leather back, each lined with fabric in chocolate brown. These precious bags are tied together with a pink grosgrain bow and ready for travel!
Get 25% off these wonderful bags as Jaqua’s way of saying “happy spring!”
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I don’t really fancy myself a trendsetter. But for New York Fashion Week, I pulled out all the stops. Nordstrom LBD. BCBG patent pumps. Oversized sunglasses. Designer handbags galore.
Unfortunately, one of my most stylish accessories never saw the light of day because it stayed hidden in my purse. So it makes its debut tonight. Behold, my Felix Rey cosmetic case.
Check out the intricate lace motif and the logo zipper pull…super chic!
Felix Rey was born in 2001, when friends Lily Rafii and Sulaika Zarrouk decided to design accessories for the smart and stylish girl-about-town. They soon realized they were on to something when their bags started selling out at Bergdorf’s. Then fictional fashionista Carrie Bradshaw carried one of their bags on “Sex And The City” – and the rest, as they say, is history.
Today, Felix Rey continues to create haute handbags – as well as belts, wallets, umbrellas, and other small accessories that round out the line. They describe their customer as “the modern girl with a whimsical flair for style,” and their celebrity fans include Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Liu, Jessica Simpson, Anne Hathaway, and Paris Hilton – just to name a few.
I’m a huge fan too…which is why I am so thrilled to announce that Spoiled Pretty is giving away three of their cosmetic bags! Yay!! Thank you, Felix Rey!!!
To enter the giveaway, visit the Felix Rey website and find out who the company is named after. Then send an email to email@example.com – be sure to include the answer and your full name. The subject line should read “Felix Rey Giveaway.”
The contest ends at 9 pm EST on Sunday, February 17th. Winners will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, February 18th, I’ll announce the winners’ names. Please, only one comment per person; duplicate comments will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. & Canadian residents. Good luck!
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