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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The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!

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NARS The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Great news…

NARS’ Fall 2008 Collection will actually be available on narscosmetics.com two weeks early – starting next Tuesday, July 15th!

And here are some product shots, hot off the presses…

Fall08 BEAUTIFUL LIAR The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Beautiful Liar Lipstick: sheer spiced coral

Fall 08 SENORITA  The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Señorita Lipstick: sheer shimmering cherry blossom

FALL08 female trouble The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Female Trouble Lip Gloss: lilac mauve

Fall08 Fez The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Fez Single Eyeshadow: velvety cocoa

Fall08 Isolde The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Isolde Duo Eyeshadow: frosted ginger & shimmering copper

Fall08 Cordura The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Cordura Duo Eyeshadow: shimmering warm rich brown & shimmering sooty dark brown

Fall08 Dolce The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Dolce Vita Blush: dusty rose

Fall08 Rebel The Early Bird Catches The NARS Fall 2008 Collection!
Rebell Yell Nail Polish: dusty pomegranate

80s Ladies Week: Laura Mercier 24 Karat Nail Lacquer is a Scene Stealer!

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justthetenofus0 80s Ladies Week: Laura Mercier 24 Karat Nail Lacquer is a Scene Stealer!
If you’re a child of the 80s, you probably remember a delightful gem of a spinoff called Just The Ten Of Us. Coach Graham Lubbock, introduced on Growing Pains, moves his super-sized family to California and takes a job at St Augustine’s Academy. The sitcomy twist? It’s an all-boys school, and he has five daughters to enroll.

justthetenofus1 80s Ladies Week: Laura Mercier 24 Karat Nail Lacquer is a Scene Stealer!Why can’t the daughters attend a nearby coed or all-girls school? Shhhhh…don’t ask questions.

Anway, most of the laughs come courtesy of the eldest girls: nun-wannabe Marie, sweet but slow Cindy, Wendy the blond flirt, and snarky intellectual Connie (my fave). Despite their diverse personalities, I think they would have all loved Laura Mercier’s new Nail Lacquer in 24 Karat.

24+karat+005 80s Ladies Week: Laura Mercier 24 Karat Nail Lacquer is a Scene Stealer!
This long-lasting, quick-dry, formaldehyde-free formula looks amazing…not just on the ten of your fingers – but also on toes! And as you can see, it’s the perfect color to set off your summer sun- (or spray-) tan.

Picture it…it’s Friday night and Cindy and Wendy don’t have much time to get ready for their respective dates. They wrestle and pillow fight over who gets to wear 24 Karat, while Connie jealously schemes to pilfer the polish for herself. All the while, Marie’s praying for her sinful sisters’ salvation. Hilarity ensues.

[Insert laugh track here.]

End scene.

Check out 24 Karat Nail Lacquer and the rest of the Gold Digger Collection at lauramercier.com.

And be sure to check out what 80’s inspired beauty product Amber reviewed today.

MAC Metalist and Neon 8 Nail Lacquer

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mac+nail+polish+018 MAC Metalist and Neon 8 Nail Lacquer
Hello, my pretties. Meet Metalist and Neon 8, two pretty polishes from MAC’s Neo Sci-Fi collection. The former is described as a “neutral coppertone with white pearl,” the latter as “bright orange with matching pearl.”

I’m partial to Metalist – it’s the perfect compliment to my summer tan. Neon 8 is good, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call it great. It just didn’t do it for me. But don’t take my word for it…the shade is sold out online, so someone is feeling it.

The formula is long-lasting, and is enriched with conditioners and UV protection.

I’ve been walking around for nearly two weeks with mismatched nails (a running joke at work). What kind of self-respting beauty blogger does that? Anyway, I’ve gotta go…I’m overdue for a date with the polish remover.

Toodeloo!

Nailing It: OPI Don’t Socra-tease Me!

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angela+Don%27t+Socra tease+Me Nailing It: OPI Dont Socra tease Me!

Dont+Socra tease+Me Nailing It: OPI Dont Socra tease Me!My friend Angela just got her nails did again. Last time, she rocked OPI’s Pompeii Purple. This time around, she went with Don’t Socra-tease Me, a spicy orange. As you can see, it’s hot like fiya!

Orange makeup is in full effect this summer, and painting some on your nails is an easy way to try the trend. Angela wears it well – don’t you think?

Check back in a two weeks for the next edition of Nailing It.

Sephora Finally Nails It: Beauty Behemoth Makes Nice With OPI

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sephora Sephora Finally Nails It: Beauty Behemoth Makes Nice With OPI
I adore Sephora as much as your average makeup addict. For skincare, hair products, and color cosmetics, Sephora and I are BFF. But when it comes to nail polish, we’re more like frienemies.

For what seems like forever, they’ve been coming up seriously short in that department. I mean, the beauty emporium isn’t completely bereft of nail lacquer…but you don’t have much to choose from in terms of brands or shades.

When Sephora unveiled NARS Orgasm nail polish a few months ago, I thought it might be enough to mend this rift in our relationship. But I wasn’t particularly impressed by the orange creamsicle-like color on my tips. Nice try, Sephora…but no dice.

 Sephora Finally Nails It: Beauty Behemoth Makes Nice With OPI
Now, I hear that OPI has teamed up with Sephora to create Sephora By OPI, a collection of 54 stylish shades – each with a price tag of $9. I think this is another of Sephora’s thinly-veiled attempts to woo me and get back in my good graces. And by the sound of this line, it’ll likely work.

 Sephora Finally Nails It: Beauty Behemoth Makes Nice With OPISephora By OPI will include a base coat, top coat, nail color drying drops, remover, and on-trend colors. The long-lasting, chip-resistant polishes are free of DBP, Toluene, and Formaldehyde. Sephora by OPI Nail Polish will be available at Sephora stores in early August, and on Sephora.com in late July.

I haven’t gotten my hands on this collection yet, but with names like Don’t Go There, I’m With Brad, Never Enough Shoes and Metro Chic, how could it be bad?

For a sneak peek at the polishes, pop on over to Beauty And The Blog.

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Nailing It: OPI Pompeii Purple

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nailing+it+opi+pompeii+purple Nailing It: OPI Pompeii Purple
My friend, Angela, has the most fabulous nails.

pompeii+purple Nailing It: OPI Pompeii PurpleEvery two weeks, she visits her local nail salon and emerges with the most marvelous manicure. And Angela doesn’t play coy when it comes to color. With nail polish, she goes for the gusto. Right now, Ange is rocking OPI’s Pompeii Purple – a shimmery magenta. Oooh…pretty!

Since I’m lazy when it comes to doing my own nails, I will be featuring Angela’s on a regular basis. Check back in early July for the next edition of Nailing It. I can’t wait to see what shade she chooses next!

Trend Alert: Fluorescent Fingernails

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essie neon collection Trend Alert: Fluorescent Fingernails
Fancy yourself a nail trendsetter like Rihanna? Then the next addition to your beauty arsenal must be Essie’s Neon Collection.

Even if you’re a bit color-shy, your little piggies will love these polishes. In fact, these eye-popping shades are so sublime, your fingers will be jealous that your toes are having all the fun!

essie+neons+008 Trend Alert: Fluorescent Fingernails
The Neon Collection consists of four va-va-voom varnishes:

Short Shorts: shockingly flamingo pink (see above)
Mini Shorts: vibrant orange pop
Shorty Pants: light up the night electric yellow
Bermuda Shorts: high-voltage violet

Each color is such a superstar, it’s hard to play favorites. I can tell you my mom’s fave, though…she pleaded and pestered me until I surrendered Bermuda Shorts.

Essie’s Neon Collection is limited-edition, so get ‘em while they’re hot. And they’re hot, trust me.

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