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

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

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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.

OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time

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opi+colorcopia OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited TimeToday, I met up with my Mom and she was sporting the most gorgeous magenta mani. When I asked the color, she said, “It’s OPI Kinky in Helsinki. I think it’s new.”

The name was vaguely familiar, but I knew that the shade hadn’t been new for at least a couple of years. So I did some research and found that my mom, while misinformed, was on the right track.

OPI’s new Colorcopia collection is a limited edition collection celebrating over 20 years of OPI favorites. Best sellers from the last 20 years of OPI nail lacquer are back to celebrate OPI’s 20th anniversary.

The Colorcopia lineup includes:

Berry+Berry+Broadway OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Berry Berry Broadway (New York City Collection, 2000)
A brilliant berry, bright as the Broadway lights.

Cancun+Fiesta OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Cancun Fiesta (OPI Nail Lacquer Launch, 1989)
Rich warm pink worth celebrating!

Copper+Mountain+Copper OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Copper Mountain Copper (Winter Resort Collection, 1995)
Take a “peak” at this coppery-wine shade.

DC+Cherry+Blossom OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
D.C. Cherry Blossom (9091 Collection, 1990)
A vivid cherry-pink that’s politically correct.

Florentine+Fuchisa OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Florentine Fuchsia (International Collection, 1991)
Pink-red with the accent on beautiful.

French+Bordeaux OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
French Bordeaux (International Collection, 1991)
A rich, full-bodied red.

Kinky+in+Helsinki OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Kinky in Helsinki (European Collection, 2002)
A wild magenta that warms even the coldest nights.

Mediterranean+Moonlight OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Mediterranean Moonlight (Mediterranean Collection, 1994)
A light shade of gleaming caramel.

Purplepolis OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Purple-opolis (Greek Isles Collection, 2004)
The Parthenon of all purples- a vibrant violet.

sahara+sapphire OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Sahara Sapphire (Painted Desert Collection, 1998)
A radiant violet-blue, chilled by the desert night.

Shoot+Out+at+the+Ok+Coral OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Shootout at the O.K. Coral (American Collection, 1995)
A pink-peach that’s way more than okay!

Venus+di+Violet OPI Colorcopia: Your Old Faves Are Back For A Limited Time
Venus di Violet (Collezione Italiana, 2001)
A delicate, opalescent violet that’s a true work of art.

New From Revlon: Scented Nail Polish!

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Revlon+Fruitful+Temptations+Nail+Polish New From Revlon: Scented Nail Polish!Just in time for summer, Revlon releases Fruitful Temptations – a limited-edition collection of scented nail polishes. Each shade has a matching fruit fragrance.

The 8 shades are inspired by the freshness of exotic summer fruits and infused with succulent tropical scents. Each fruit shade has a matching fruit scent when the enamel is dry.

Available in Coconut Crush, Mad About Mango, Pretty In Papaya, Sublime Strawberry, Raspberry Rapture, Mon Cherry, Passionate Fruit, and Not So Blue-Berry.

Are You Feeling Fergie’s Striped Nails?

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fergie+striped+nails Are You Feeling Fergies Striped Nails?
Are you feeling Fergie’s black and silver mani? Personally, I think it looks a little too DIY.

Check out Think Thru Fashion for a more sophisticated way to wear stripes.

Photo: Wireimage

Gray and White French Manicure

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Gray+and+White+French+Manicure Gray and White French ManicureSo I was just messing around with my new Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen and created this awesome gray and white version of a French mani; the base coat is MAC Hello Kitty Nail Lacquer in On The Prowl.

What I love about Sally Hansen’s new pens is that, if I make a mistake, the pigment wipes right off and I can start all over again…ideal for perfectionists like myself. And once I’m satisfied, I just seal the deal with a clear top coat. Genius!

Thank Heavens For Seche Vite!

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 Thank Heavens For Seche Vite!
As usual, I waited until the absolute last minute to paint my nails, in preparation for my 10! Show appearance. I feared I might have to fall asleep with my hands carefully resting on my chest (as not to awaken with a sheet-marked manicure). But my beloved Seche Vite came through in the clutch and dried my two coats of MAC Hello Kitty Nail Lacquer in On The Prowl before my klutsy self had a chance to mess it all up.

Coming Soon: MAC Sugarsweet Collection

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sugarsweet Coming Soon: MAC Sugarsweet Collection
New from MAC – Sugarsweet Collection

Temptation is everywhere – luscious, whipped-cream decadent, deliciously decorative frosting colours and sugared almond combinations. Like peering through the window of a Parisian patisserie, you’ll want to become one of each! Have fun with a new Red Velvet recipe Shadestick. Tricolour Lipglass is like a mille feuille of layered lip gloss colours, each gives way to the next in a triple-layered pearl-swirl of prettiness; add extra-yum to Eye Shadow; Perfect Topping Mineralize Skinfinish is the ultimate cake walk. We could eat you up.

mac+sugarsweet+lipstick Coming Soon: MAC Sugarsweet Collection
LIPSTICK
Bubbles: Sheer frosty white beige
Saint Germain: Clean pastel pink
Lollipop Loving: Clean mid-tone coral and subtle green with gold iridescence
Sweet Thing: Mid-tone magenta with multidimensional pearl
Touch: Peachy cinnamon
Suggested Retail Price $14.00

sugarsweet+tricolor+lipglass Coming Soon: MAC Sugarsweet Collection
TRICOLOUR LIPGLASS: Three stacked layers of Lipglass in one vial add a fun and playful effect to the final product. Each layer is a different color that smoothly gradates into the next layer. Different pearl combinations give an appealing textural look to each layer.
Suggested Retail Price $17.50

Consume Me
Top: Sheer white with reflects
Middle: Pale mint with duochrome pearl Bottom: Creamy light peach with pearl

Just Dessert
Top: Sheer yellow pink with reflects
Middle: Mid-tone yellow pink with duochrome pearl
Bottom: Mid-tone creamy yellow pink

Simply Delicious
Top: Sheer peach with reflects
Middle: Pale coral with duochrome pearl
Bottom: Creamy mid-tone coral

Triple-Yum
Top: Sheer gold with gold reflects
Middle: True gold with duochrome pearl
Bottom: Mid-tone bronze

Tasty
Top: Sheer blue pink with reflects
Middle: Mid-tone blue pink with duochrome pearl
Bottom: Dark creamy red pink

mac+sugarsweet+eye+shadow Coming Soon: MAC Sugarsweet Collection
EYE SHADOW
Sugarshot: Pale frosty beige
Dear Cupcake: Mid-tone pink coral with gold pearl
Aquavert: Soft mint with white pearl
Stars ‘n’ Rockets: Dirty lavender with red and pink reflects
Club: Muted reddish brown duochrome with green opalescent shimmer
Suggested Retail Price: $14.50

mac+sugarsweet+shadestick Coming Soon: MAC Sugarsweet Collection
SHADE STICK
Lemon Chiffon: Frosted pewter
Butternutty: Frosted pale white gold
Penny: Light pinky copper
Red Velvet: Frosted mid-tone pink
Cakeshop: Frosted light neutral beige
Suggested Retail Price: $16.50

ZOOM LASH
Zoomblack: Rich black
Suggested Retail Price: $12.00

mac+sugarsweet+nail+lacquer Coming Soon: MAC Sugarsweet Collection
NAIL LACQUER
Peppermint Patti: Creamy mint green
Seasonal Peach: Creamy pale peachy pink
Suggested Retail Price: $11.00

mac+sugarsweet+mineralize+skinfinish Coming Soon: MAC Sugarsweet Collection
MINERALIZE SKINFINISH

Perfect Topping: Pink/peach/lavender mélange
Refined: Tan/peach/coral mélange
Suggested Retail Price: $27.00

34 Lash 300 Coming Soon: MAC Sugarsweet Collection
LASH

34 Lash Dramatically long. Wispy. Features a long, winged-corner edge.
Suggested Retail Price: $12.00

Sugarsweet will be available starting March 19th – for a limited time – at MAC counters and at maccosmetics.com.