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

Laura Mercier Master Class: Makeup Bag Must-Haves in Your 30s


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

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014: 20 Can't Miss Beauty Exclusives!


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

Nail Polish

O My Goodness: Coolest Trick With MAC’s Style Warrior Nail Lacquers!

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mac+nail+lacquer O My Goodness: Coolest Trick With MACs Style Warrior Nail Lacquers!

Today, I stopped by the Bloomie’s MAC counter at the Willow Grove Mall to pick up a few necessities (MAC Clear Lipglass and Nail Lacquer in Peaceable).

While I was there, my girl Hope showed me the coolest trick with the new Style Warrior Nail Lacquers. Paint on a layer of Violet Fire, then let dry. Then apply a layer of Mercenary.

When it’s all said and done, it looks almost identical to one of my fave MAC lipsticks, O.

 O My Goodness: Coolest Trick With MACs Style Warrior Nail Lacquers!

Please pardon my raggedy cuticles and sloppy paint job. But trust me, it’s gorge in person.

Peachy Keen

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I don’t look good in peach, so I was pleasantly surprised that it looks good on me. Case in point: two of Chanel‘s offerings from Cote d’Azur, the brand’s summer 2009 collection.

 Peachy Keen

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Orange Fizz drenches nails in a vibrant, orange creamsicle shade that looks gorge against golden tanned skin…which I happen to have (year-round, I might add). Oh, don’t hate…appreciate! Two coats of Orange Fizz followed by a layer of Seche Vite creates a pretty pedi that looks ‘just-did’ for 2 weeks!

chanel+in+love+blush Peachy Keen

And I’m absolutely head over heels for Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in In Love. At first glance, it seems a doppelganger for NARS Orgasm Blush. But upon closer inspection, you’ll find that the pigment is less sheer and sparkly. Light brown girls who have been disappointed by NARS‘ best-selling blush will absolutely swoon over In Love’s peachy glow.

Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

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zoya+truth+or+dare Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

The choice is yours…Truth, Dare or both?

Zoya‘s fall 2009 collections, Truth and Dare, will be available on July 15th.

zoya+truth Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

Truth Collection: classic, bright and straightforward
Penny – copper gold metallic
Kalmia – rose copper metallic
Salma – scarlet red metallic
Isla – venetian red metallic
Anaka – fuchsia metallic glimmer
Drew – mauve rose metallic

zoya+dare Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

Dare Collection: edgy, dark and mysterious
Vanessa – blue red cream
Ciara – burgundy plum cream
Demi – purple mauve cream
Pinta – inky violet cream
Envy – gleaming Jade green
Ibiza – gleaming Sapphire blue (with a little shimmer too)

Zoya Nail Polish truth or dare Coming Soon: Zoya Truth and Dare Nail Polish Collections

Six new Zoya Hot Lips Gloss will compliment the nail polish collections.

MAC Violet Fire Nail Lacquer

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 MAC Violet Fire Nail Lacquer

Today, I’ll be on the NBC 10! Show again…this time, chatting about my favorite summer beauty must-haves.

On my nails, I’ll be rocking MAC Violet Fire Nail Lacquer – from the new Style Warrior color collection.

Matte Nails NOW

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instyle+magazine+june+2009 Matte Nails NOW

As a beauty expert, I have the skinny on which trends are going to blow up come next season. And one that I’m particularly excited about is matte nail polish.

Most of the upcoming matte nail polish formulations haven’t yet hit shelves, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until fall to rock the trend. The June issue of In Style Magazine has a great tip:

“Simply use your base coat as a top coat to remove shine from your nail lacquer.”

Genius! Thanks, In Style!

NARS Vintage 2009 Nail Polish

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nars+vintage+2009+nail+polish NARS Vintage 2009 Nail Polish

Seems like everyone is re-releasing discontinued nail polish shades, as of late.

While perusing the NARS website, I just learned that (for a limited time), the brand is pulling a Lazarus on some oldie but goodie lacquers.

The NARS Vintage 2009 collection includes:

Blue Lagoon – iridescent powder blue
ChaChaCha – semi-sheer tangerine with gold reflections
Hunger – hot orange red
Tallulah – rich grape
Zizi – clear with peach and gold glitter

Zoya MATTEVELVET Collection For Fall 2009

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zoya+mattevelvet+collection+nail+polish Zoya MATTEVELVET Collection For Fall 2009Okay, I realize that summer hasn’t yet arrived. But Zoya has some exciting news for fall 2009, and it’s impossible for me to keep my big mouth shut until July. Just can’t do it.

After working with hundreds of matte formulations and color options, the Zoya color experts have just announced three limited edition MATTEVELVET shades for fall.

Loredana: gunmetal gray matte shimmer
Dovima: black matte shimmer
Posh: wine matte shimmer

Designed to appeal to a multitude of matte color trend lovers (including every metro mod, vintage stylista, retro pin up, goth beauty, street chic fashionista and color junkie out there), MATTEVELVET shades deliver the new color of fashion. Zoya’s exclusive blend of matte base and subtle shimmer result in utterly wearable and truly stylish nail polish.

MATTEVELVET is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. And due to the unique matte formulation, the color isn’t as long-wearing as Zoya’s traditional nail color.

MATTEVELVET will be available starting June 1, 2009 and retails for $6 per bottle.