The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today and here’s what’s on my wish list:
bebe Mixed Media Trench Coat, $119 (after sale: $198)
When I received the Anniversary Sale catalog a few weeks back and spied this trench, it was love at first sight. The faux-leather sleeves are FIERCE and I can’t resist an asymmetrical zipper, so if this ends up fitting (sadly, it doesn’t come in Petite sizes), I’m bringing this bad girl home.
DV by Dolce Vita ‘Folly’ Bootie, $66.90 (after sale: $99.95)
Again…another love-at-first-glance situation (it was also in the catalog). Give me a haircalf bootie in an animal print with an exposed zipper and I’m a happy gal. I don’t really need this boot, but I want it. Truly, madly, deeply.
Hue Denim Leggings, $25.90 (after sale: $39)
Come fall and winter, I live in leggings – and Hue makes some of the highest quality, affordable and fashion forward styles. I already own two pairs of these leggings and I love them (my mom and sister own pairs too). What makes them a must-have is how they suck you in and make your legs and butt look firm and toned. It’s like a denim legging pair of Spanx. Speaking of Spanx… (more…)
A few weeks ago, I received a massive package from the kind folks at L’Oreal Paris. Inside was mountain of makeup, skincare and hair products. There’s entirely too many products to get through in this one little post, so this will be the first in a series of L’Oreal Paris product reviews.
First up is my favorite: L’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lacquer Liner. The first time I used it, the pot went straight from my review pile right into my makeup bag – and it’s been there ever since. Whether you’re in the market for a new liner or you have a million (like me) and don’t think you need any more, L’Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Lacquer Liner is a must-have. It’s the bidness, y’all. And here’s why: (more…)
I’m not very good at subtle nail polish. I never get a french manicure – too stuffy for me – and I never really got into the habit of using pale pink or nude polish. My nails are either bare, sporting a coat of clear polish, or covered in a great color. I think of nail polish as an accessory – why be boring?!
My allegiance to bright polishes was swayed when I tried Thanks a Windmillion from OPI’s Holland collection. This pale sage green is gorgeous, and looks extra interesting when paired with a matte top coat. I wore this religiously all spring, and am looking forward to bringing it back in the fall to contrast all of my go-to dark colors.
This past Spring, I embarked on the 2012 Eucerin Healthy Skin Challenge. To kick off this partnership, I met with dermatologists from the Eucerin Skin First Council to develop my own personal skincare regimen (stay tuned for more progress updates and fabulous giveaways). But in the meantime, I want to encourage you to join me in taking the Eucerin Skin First Pledge:
I pledge to protect and defend my skin as it does me.
I pledge to make skincare a priority for me, my family, and my friends.
I pledge to treat my skincare more like healthcare.
Make a commitment to the health of your skin by taking the pledge and Eucerin will send you a free sample of Eucerin Daily Replenishing Lotion!
By pledging to put the health of your skin first every day, we make skincare a priority for our family, friends and ourselves. And when our skin is healthy, we feel confident, and it shows.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Eucerin, however, all opinions expressed are my own.
You know the old saying that when you love something, you should set it free? Well, I’m no fool. When I find something I adore and can’t live without, I don’t part with it. I get the hook up for my friends, so they can share my joy.
This week, I’m partnering with Nailene and giving THREE lucky ladies the opportunity to try (and fall in love with) SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish, which I raved about last week. Side note: it’s been a week and my mani looks exactly the same as day 1 – no chips and still high watt shine. (more…)
You know I love a good giveaway and I know you love ‘em too – which is why I wanted to share this too-good-to-miss contest that ends tomorrow. Perhaps, one of my girls can get seriously spoiled pretty.
This summer marks the arrival of Tone® Fruit Peel Body Wash with Alpha-Hydroxy Fruit Acids ($3.99), which combines a blend of citrus, kiwi and apple essences to gently wash away dull skin and bring out a natural glow. To celebrate their latest launch, Tone has partnered with country singer/songwriter and American Idol alum Kellie Pickler. The Tone Turn it Up! series provides exclusive access to Kellie while on tour for her current album 100 Proof, and also invites fans to keep up with her via Facebook through personal blog posts and a live Facebook chat.
The culmination of the Tone Turn it Up! series is a ridiculously amazing giveaway in which one lucky grand prize winner will receive:
- Roundtrip airfare for two to Nashville, Tennessee
- Two nights’ hotel accommodations
- Two salon gift certificates
- Two $200 boutique gift cards
- A private meet-and-greet session with Kellie Pickler before her concert
- Two concert tickets for the Kellie Pickler performance on September 18, 2012
- Limousine service to and from the concert
- $1,000 in spending money
To enter, simply visit the Tone Turn it Up! Facebook page, hit “Like,” and complete the entry form (which takes all of 30 seconds). Then be sure to share the contest with your nearest and dearest – so that if you don’t win but they do, they’ll take you!
Remember, the giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on July 12, 2012. Bonne chance, beauties!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tone, however, all opinions expressed are my own.
Next week, LUSH launches its first color collection, Emotional Brilliance.
This line consists of 13 liquid lip colors ($22.95), 11 liquid eyeliners ($22.95) and 6 cream eyeshadows ($22.95) and is less about wearing makeup that’s in-season or on-trend and more about wearing colors that shape your mood. (more…)
You know that…
OMFG, I can’t live without it!
How did I ever survive before this?
This is the answer to my prayers!
Was someone reading my mind?
Why didn’t I think of this?
Where do I get more?
…feeling you got the first time you tried Moroccanoil? Well, if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you need to go read this post and then get yourself a bottle. But if you’re familiar with the miracle elixir that is Moroccanoil, you’re going to love my latest discoveries.
So a few weeks ago, a surprise package from the Moroccanoil geniuses showed up on my doorstep. Waiting for me inside was their new bath and body collection, which includes Body Buff, Intense Hydrating Treatment, Hand Cream, Cleansing Bar and Body Souffle.
I must admit, even though I’ve been a Moroccanoil nut since 2008 (I own almost every single hair product), it never occurred to me that they would or should venture into body care. Their products are so amazing and transformative for hair that I figured they’d just concentrate on that. But if they limited themselves to my myopic thinking, the world would be missing out on some seriously Holy Grail body products. (more…)
As a busy mom who loves the look of fresh nail polish, but has neither the time for regular salon visits nor the time to invest in an at-home mani, I was very excited by the idea of a DIY gel manicure kit. So when Nailene offered me their SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish Starter Kit to try, I jumped at the opportunity.
Yesterday, I tested the system – with gorgeous results. In less time than it typically takes for me to paint my nails and wait for them to dry, I gave myself a SensatioNail manicure and pedicure with mirror-like shine that promises to last 2 weeks with no chipping. (more…)
NARS introduces the Foreplay Cheek Palette, created exclusively for Sephora.
Inspired by NARS best-selling blush, Foreplay is Orgasm deconstructed. This palette includes a matte peach, a matte pink and highlighting gold to create your own signature Orgasm glow. (more…)