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

Dermadoctor Physical Chemistry


One of my all-time favorite products is Dermadoctor KP Duty, a dual action body exfoliator that combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion. It was developed to treat chicken skin - those little red bumps that many people get on their upper arms. But, for years, I've been using it to exfoliate my legs pre-shave.  There's really no body exfoliator CONTINUE READING

Prime Time with Olay Regenerist

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Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex Prime Time with Olay RegeneristAs a beauty expert, women always ask me for tips on long-lasting, fresh-looking, flawless makeup. And my answer is always the same: make time to prime. It doesn’t matter whether you have 50 minutes or 5 minutes to apply your makeup – you should always take the time to prep your canvas to achieve the best result possible. You wouldn’t apply a saturated, matte lipstick to dry and cracking lips – would you? And you wouldn’t dream of wearing that bodycon dress without slipping into some Spanx, right? The same theory applies to your face.

Now that you understand the importance of prime time—as I like to call it—it’s equally important to find the right priming products for you. Primers aren’t just the product you put on your face before foundation. In fact, my favorite primers are actual skincare products that have priming benefits. As a mom and a businesswoman, I have very little time to mess around – so I appreciate priming products that do double duty, like two of my new favorites from Olay Regenerist.

Olay Regenerist’s new Advanced Anti-Aging Wrinkle Revolution Complex ($24.99) is a moisturizer that utilizes optics-based skincare to smooth skin and instantly relax the appearance of wrinkles. I’ve been using this moisturizer for the past few weeks and I love it. It provides just the right level of hydration and moisture for my finicky skin, leaves a velvety soft finish, and smells great too. The product’s priming qualities help my makeup glide on like a dream and lock it on for all-day wear.Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Eye Cream Lash Serum Duo Prime Time with Olay Regenerist

I’ve also been using the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo ($25.99), a 360° anti-aging eye care solution, designed to treat lids, lines and lashes for younger looking eyes that are brighter and firmer in one week. The dual-ended product contains an eye cream that smoothes and firms the appearance of lids and softens fine lines, while the lash serum instantly thickens and nourishes lashes. This product really helps prep my eye area for shadow, liner and mascara.

But what I love most about these new Olay Regenerist products is that they can be used with or without makeup. If you’re having a low-maintenance kind of day, just apply a little to bare skin and it gives you a you-but-better look.

Just proof, once again, that it doesn’t take a million bucks to look like, well, a million bucks.

 

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Olay through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo and Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex, all opinions are my own.

Kerry Washington is a Neutrogena Spokesperson

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Neutrogena announced today that Emmy nominated actress (and my homegirl) Kerry Washington has joined the brand’s current roster of talent. Smart move, right? I mean…just look at this goddess’s face!

Not only will Kerry be one of the faces for Neutrogena – but for the first time ever, she will also serve as a “creative consultant” to the brand, sharing her valuable insights with the marketing, scientific, and retail teams.

“The more I learned about the company’s values, guiding principles, and commitment to quality, the more I realized that Neutrogena is so much more than your average beauty company.   I knew I wanted to be a part of a company that is helping to make a difference in people’s lives.  As a creative consultant, I will be able to have a real voice inside this amazing company, which is a tremendously exciting endeavor,” says Washington.

“Neutrogena is about making a difference in women’s lives. We partnered with Kerry because she’s an inspiration to women everywhere and shares this same value system.  Her work ethic, charity commitments and, of course, her ability to balance it all while also having beautiful, healthy skin, made this an obvious fit.  She is truly aspirational to everyone,” says Michelle Freyre, General Manager, Neutrogena.

Washington joins beauty icons Jennifer Garner, Julie Bowen, Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts, Diane Lane and Sandra Echeverria as a member of the Neutrogena family.

About Time: Coming to Theaters on November 8

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As you probably know, I am a marketing professional by day, a beauty blogger by night and a mom/wife 24/7. But what you may not know is that, after graduating from college, I attended law school. Ultimately, I chose a different path – which makes me much happier. What doesn’t make me happy, however, are the school loans I’ve been paying off for the past 10 years…and I still have a ways to go. Every month, it pains me to pay off an education that I’m not even using.

I’ve often fantasized about how awesome it would be if I had discovered my talents for marketing and communications a few years earlier, so that I could have bypassed law school and saved myself a lot of money. And I’ve sometimes wished that I could go back and make some different decisions – knowing what I know now.

The only snafu with this fantasy is that I met Graham – aka Mr. Spoiled Pretty –  on the first day of law school. We became best friends our first year, started dating the second year and we’ve been together ever since (12 years and going strong). So while I sometimes regret going to law school and incurring all of that student loan debt, the truth is that the amazing life I’ve built with Graham is invaluable and I wouldn’t want to change a thing about it.

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These are exactly the themes explored in About Time – a film from Richard Curtis, the creator of Love Actually, Notting Hill, and Four Weddings and a Funeral (three of my all time favorite rom-coms). The movie tells the story of a young man whose gift allows him to go back and relive any moment of his life. But instead of making every moment perfect, he learns that life and love are most extraordinary when you embrace all of their imperfections.

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Critics are already calling About Time “the first must-see movie of the fall” and “easily the most heartwarming, feel-great film of the season.”

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I don’t know about you, but this movie sounds like a must-see. I’m ready to get the popcorn poppin’.

About Time comes to a theater near you on November 8, 2013.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Universal Pictures through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about About Time, all opinions are my own.

Shopbop Friends and Family Sale: Take 25% Off

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 Shopbop Friends and Family Sale: Take 25% Off
 

WE ARE FAMILY
GET 25% OFF WITH ME!

Shopbop.com, one of my favorite online retailers, is having a Friends & Family Sale. Now through October 17, take 25% off your purchase using coupon code INTHEFAMILY25.

Shopbop doesn’t have sales often, so I plan to take advantage of the savings. Here’s what I’ve got in my virtual shopping cart (I won’t get everything, but definitely a few pieces):

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New From Urban Decay: Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body

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Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Powder Face Body New From Urban Decay: Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body

There’s a new member of the Urban Decay Naked family: Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body.

This smooth, silky powder contains a sophisticated, microfine shimmer and light-reflecting particles that give skin a luminous, radiant look. You really have to see it to appreciate how insanely beautiful it is! This lightweight, shimmering powder is baked on a terra cotta disc for 24 hours and then hand-finished, just like our popular Baked Bronzer. Baking the formula gives Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder a high level of just-perfect shimmer (without the metallic look of cheaper formulas). It also provides the color payoff of a loose powder, with the convenience of a pressed powder.

The perfect way to get (or give) Naked, this shimmering powder comes in a gorgeous rose-gold box and makes the perfect gift for any Naked fan. Includes a generous mirror and a brush (housed in a separate compartment underneath the powder).

The Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder for Face and Body ($29) is an ULTA exclusive.

Stock Up Now On Designer Fragrances at Ideeli

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Ideeli is having a designer fragrance sale right now, so take this opportunity to stock up on your faves – or start your holiday shopping a little early. I’m really impressed by the selection. Some of my signature scents are deeply discounted. Here’s just a sample of what’s on sale:

Vera Wang Princess Stock Up Now On Designer Fragrances at Ideeli

1.7 oz Vera Wang Princess Eau de Toilette Spray, $49.99 (orig. $60)

Prada Infusion dIris Stock Up Now On Designer Fragrances at Ideeli

1.7 oz Prada Infusion D’Iris Eau de Parfum Spray, $69.99 (orig $82)

 

Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette Spray Stock Up Now On Designer Fragrances at Ideeli

1.7 oz Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette Spray, $34.99 (orig. $48) CONTINUE READING

OPI Partnering with Gwen Stefani on New Nail Polish Collection

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Gwen Stefani OPI Nail Polish OPI Partnering with Gwen Stefani on New Nail Polish Collection

OPI is partnering with Gwen Stefani on a new, seven-piece limited edition nail polish collection for 2014 – featuring standout color in breakthrough finishes. Highlights from the collection include a bold red lacquer that pays homage to Gwen’s signature lipstick, a new semi-matte satin finish in shades of gold and black, and a mirrored chrome paired with a special base coat.

Gwen’s signature red OPI hue – Over & Over A-Gwen – will be available in a boxed set, which includes Swarovski black crystals and silver, gold and pewter studs in bar, square, diamond and circle shapes for creating unique nail designs, as well as nail glue for easy application.

Love.Angel.Music.Baby. and 4 in the Morning feature a new, semi-matte satin finish designed to be worn without top coat. Push and Shove, a bold chrome hue, is also worn without top coat but requires a special complimentary base coat – Lay Down that Base. One thin coat of Lay Down that Base topped with two thin coats of Push and Shove yields an intense, mirrored finish. The collection is rounded out with two glossy crème lacquers and one sparkly glitter shade: Hey Baby, I Sing in Color and In True Stefani Fashion.

This collection will be available beginning January 2014 at Professional Salons, including Dillard’s, JCPenney and ULTA, for $9.00 suggested retail for each nail lacquer. The boxed set including Over & Over A-Gwen and SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS will retail for $14.95.

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