Get 30% Off EVERYTHING at Ann Taylor This Weekend!

 

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Remember how I was telling you about all of the goodies I was stockpiling in my Ann Taylor virtual cart? Well, I just made quite the purchase (hopefully, Mr. Spoiled Pretty isn’t reading this and he’ll think that new, cute clothes just magically appeared in our closet). I was frugal all summer – and I really do need some new Fall staples – so this was my gift for being good and practicing some retail restraint these past few months.

I scored a HUGE discount on this purchase thanks to Ann Taylor’s Fall Fashion Weekend, which starts today and ends Monday, September 10. Get 30% off EVERYTHING (even sale) by using the promo code FALL30!

Here’s what I snatched up:

Ann Taylor White Leopard Camp Shirt Get 30% Off EVERYTHING at Ann Taylor This Weekend!

White Leopard Camp Shirt

Ann Taylor A Line Sweater Get 30% Off EVERYTHING at Ann Taylor This Weekend!A-Line 3/4 Sleeve Sweater

Ann Taylor Stretch Twill Pencil Skirt Get 30% Off EVERYTHING at Ann Taylor This Weekend!

Stretch Twill Pencil Skirt

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Static Print Cropped Pants

 

If you end up taking advantage of the sale, let me know what you buy in the comments section. Happy shopping!

Did Michelle Obama Wear OPI Nail Polish at the 2012 DNC?

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Last night, Michelle Obama nailed her Democratic National Convention speech, but it was her manicure that stole the show. Her nails – painted in a smoky blue (that just so happened to match the hem of her Tracy Reese dress) – nearly broke Twitter.

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Okay, I exaggerate…but people were going cray cray trying to guess what brand and shade the F.L.O.T.U.S. was sporting.

Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Executive VP & Artistic Director for OPI, thinks she might know the answer. (more…)

L’Oreal Paris New York Nudes Collection

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Colour Riche Nail shades (l to r): park ave luncheon, broadway boogie, till the sun comes up, hudson sunset, downtown chic, brownie points. For Colour Riche Le Gloss shades, see below.

As a beauty blogger, sometimes I contact brands to request products I would like to try or products readers have requested that I review. But sometimes, products that I never knew existed – and are a million times better than anything I could’ve asked for – just show up on my doorstep. Today was that kind of day.

I returned from a long day at work to be greeted by a goody box from L’Oreal Paris. Inside was their brand new New York Nudes Collection, a sophisticated limited-edition range that includes six flesh-toned shades of Colour Riche Nail and coordinating Colour Riche Le Gloss. These modern shades – from soft ivory to rich ebony – beautifully complement the unique tonalities of women of all skin tones – creating a flawless nude look.

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream in Gold1 1024x1024 MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua CreamThis morning, I wanted to do something interesting with my makeup for work. My first thought was to wear some fun lipstick, but then I remembered that it was going to be a hot and humid day, and that I would probably melt.

Enter MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream in 11 Gold, advertised as an ultra-pigmented, long-lasting waterproof cream.. These pots of color are amazing – great color, easy to apply, and don’t go anywhere until you use makeup remover. I opted for a quick swipe of this color as liner, extended a bit into a cat eye. I also put a little bit underneath my eyes, to mirror the top lid. (more…)

Free Fitness Class at Nordstrom – King of Prussia

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If you’re in the Philadelphia area, you won’t want to miss this FREE fitness class hosted by the Nordstrom store in KOP – taught by local fitness expert Christina Stoltz!

Fashion and Fitness at Nordstrom with Christina Stoltz

ploome cardio barre Free Fitness Class at Nordstrom   King of PrussiaNordstrom has partnered with famed fitness guru and owner of Ploome, Christina Stoltz to promote an active lifestyle! Christina will be at Nordstrom The Plaza at King of Prussia to host an awesome Ploome work out class – voted Best Workout of 2012 by Philadelphia Magazine. Christina and her fellow instructors will demo the famous class in style showing off the fashionable side of fitness with Zella!

While being addictively comfortable and completely affordable, Zella fitness gear features figure-flattering design elements that make it easy to amp up your workout routine and stay perfectly on-trend. Nordstrom Active Specialists will be on hand following the workout to help you find the look that best suits your fitness routine. Any customers that try on Zella will be entered to win some fabulous fitness prizes. Plus, receive a complimentary class at Ploome with your $50 in-store Zella purchase.

 

WHEN:         Saturday, September 8, 2012 – 2 to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:      Nordstrom The Plaza at King of Prussia – Women’s Active on 3

For more information please call Nordstrom Active Manager, Amanda Coutu at 610.265.6111 ext. 1560.

Paul Mitchell Introduces The Truth About Curls Collection

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As a beauty blogger, one of the questions I get asked most is to recommend products for curly hair. But I don’t have curls (well, not anymore…my hair is relaxed, and has been for 25+ years), so I’ve been reluctant to endorse products that I don’t myself use. That is, until now…

Paul Mitchell recently introduced a new hair care range for girls with curls. If your ringlets are going rogue, your waves are wilted or your tendrils have got it twisted (and not in a good way), The Truth About Curls collection is the detangling, frizz-fighting, defining, hydrating and smoothing answer to your prayers.

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Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo: Rich lather gently cleanses curls without roughing up the cuticle. “Prepares curls for a frizz-free finish.” Ultra-moisturizing and sulfate-free.

Full Circle Leave-In Treatment: Lightweight conditioning treatment won’t weigh hair down. Do-it-all formula hydrates, detangles and tames frizz. Replenishes thirsty locks and helps protect against damage.

Twirl Around Crunch-Free Curl Definer: Dual-formula swirls together hydrating cream and smoothing gel. Defines, separates and tames unruly curls and waves without frizz or crunchiness. Helps curls retain their shape and bounce all day long.

Ultimate Wave Beachy Texture Cream Gel: Secret weapon for creating sexy, tousled beach waves. Forms, separates and adds loads of texture. Humidity-resistant for perfectly imperfect frizz-free styles.

Even if you don’t have curly hair, you can benefit from the shampoo and leave-in conditioner. I’ve personally used the products on my dry, chemically-straightened hair and found them to be gentle and very hydrating. And at $6-40 (depending on bottle size), the price point is nice too.

To learn more about The Truth About Curls collection, “like” Paul Mitchell’s Facebook page.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Paul Mitchell, however, all opinions expressed are my own.

Don’t Forget to Enter the ABC Family Pump My Style Sweepstakes!

epiduo Dont Forget to Enter the ABC Family Pump My Style Sweepstakes!Makeup is great. But what’s even better is the confidence that comes with clear skin that doesn’t need a lot of cosmetic enhancement.

As someone who has struggled with acne for more than half of my life, I know firsthand how blemishes and blackheads can sabotage self-esteem. And while masking these imperfections with foundations and concealers provides a quick-fix, heavy face makeup can exacerbate skin issues, rendering you more dependent on these products.

Ready to break the cycle and break up with your breakouts? Tell your acne, “I’m just not that into you” by making an appointment with your doctor. Ask about how Epiduo® (adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) Gel 0.1%/2.5% can help you, literally, save face.

Epiduo Gel is the #1 branded topical acne product. Its combination of two hardworking ingredients helps clear up the breakouts you have now and prevent future pimples from forming. It also comes in a convenient pump dispenser, which makes it super easy to integrate into your everyday routine.

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And did you know that, in addition to transforming faces, Epiduo also does closet makeovers?!? It’s true. Just in time for back-to-school, ABC Family and Galderma Laboratories, L.P., the makers of Epiduo® Gel, launched ABC Family’s Pump My Style Sweepstakes, running 8/20/12 through 9/3/12. You could win a fabulous shopping experience in Los Angeles with an ABC Family stylist, and a personal consultation with a doc who can create a skincare and acne regimen customized just for you! Getting your closet and skin school-ready has never been so easy – just enter the ABC Family’s Pump My Style Sweepstakes here, and you could be on your way to LA!

Important Safety Information

Indication: EPIDUO® Gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients 12 years of age and older. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse events (≥1%) in patients treated with EPIDUO® Gel were dry skin, contact dermatitis, application site burning, application site irritation and skin irritation. Warnings/Precautions: Patients taking EPIDUO® Gel should avoid exposure to sunlight and sunlamps and wear sunscreen when sun exposure cannot be avoided. Erythema, scaling, dryness, stinging/ burning, irritant and allergic contact dermatitis may occur with use of EPIDUO® Gel and may necessitate discontinuation. Please click here for full prescribing information.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit http://www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‐800‐FDA‐1088.

Disclaimer: I am an official “ABC Family Pump My Style” Ambassador and this post is sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P., however, all opinions expressed herein are my own.

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