Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Make The Switch: Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant

Make the switch this October to an all-natural, aluminum-free deodorant in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Deodorant Collection is rich in natural and organic ingredients, and is clinically proven to be effective, safe, and nourishing.

Get superior odor protection with this 100 percent natural, freshly scented deodorant. Soothing essential oils blend with beta-glucan technology fight odor effectively while soothing, conditioning, and nourishing the delicate underarm area. It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results.
LAVANILA is free of: petrochemicals, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicone, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrance, sulfates, parabens, and aluminum.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

4 Myths About Washing Your Jeans

Every girl knows that a great pair of denim jeans is worth every penny that you spend, which is why it is so important to take great care of them!  A few tips and tricks to help extend the life of denim jeans.

When it comes to washing denim, everybody has laundry superstitions. But the experts over at Downy that created the Downy Ball is here to help reveal the truth about washing your jeans. Here are five denim-related myths you should stop believing.

Myth 1: “I separate my jeans from other fabrics, so I’m totally good to go.”

The Bust: To keep your dark denim from potentially staining your lighter denim, we recommend separating your darker shades from your lighter shades.

Myth 2: “Denim is a tough enough fabric to withstand the tugs and pulls of any wash.”

The Bust: No matter how resilient denim seems, you still need to take precautions. Button buttons, zip up zippers, and flip your jeans inside out to prolong their life. Taking a second to prep your denim will help prevent it from getting damaged in the wash.

Myth 3: “I should was my jeans in warm or hot washer cycles.”

The Bust: As a general rule, use cold water and a laundry detergent that will respect the denim’s color and wash. It’s fine to wash denim in the washing machine on a gentle cycle with other deep-colored clothing, preferably turned inside out. 

Myth 4: “My jeans love being toasty, so I tumble them on a high dryer setting.”

The Bust: Dry on the lowest dryer setting or line dry your jeans to help prevent shrinking and stretching. Such precautions will keep your denim fresh and timeless, just like your style.

About Downy Ball

No more waiting for the rinse cycle. No more cleaning out the dispenser. With the Downy Ball, fabric softener is automatically released during the rinse cycle. To enjoy the convenience of Downy Ball just pour the Downy fabric softener of choice up to the right fill line in the Downy bottle cap, pour into the ball, seal it, and drop it in at the start of the wash on top of fabrics. Downy Ball will release the softener on its own, making laundry less complicated.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Moroccanoil Backstage at Zac Posen SS17: It's All About Texture

Moroccanoil was backstage at Zac Posen with hair design by Odile Gilbert. The hair look was all about beautiful texture using NEW Curl Re-energizing Spray and Dry Texture Spray.


  • Prep damp hair by applying Moroccanoil Treatment from root to tip to create the perfect foundation for styling. 
  • Next, use fingers to rake a generous amount of Moroccanoil Volumizing Mousse through strands.
  • Rough dry with Moroccanoil Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Dryer using the diffuser attachment.  
  • Using a ½” barrel curling iron, wrap random sections of hair around the iron leaving the ends free.
  • Flip head upside down and shake out hair with hands. Then, generously mist the entire head with NEW Moroccanoil Curl Re-energizing Spray and Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray, giving the hair texturized volume and hold with a dry, gritty finish.
  • Beginning at the top, gently pull hair towards the back of the head—leaving lift and volume at the roots—and secure with a large hair pin. Do the same for the hair at the sides of the head, crisscrossing the two sections, and secure with hair pins. The sections chosen should be random to achieve a carefree look. 
  • Pull out a few face framing whisps and mist in place with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium.
  • Finally, mist the entire style with Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Medium, creating added shine, hold and piecey-ness. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Celebrate National Just Because Day - August 27th!

August 27th is National Just Because Day, and what better way to celebrate this day than gifting your beauty obsessed friends, just because!

Have your friend feel like a pop star with Katy Perry’s Mad Love fragrance. This fruity scent opens with the succulence of Lady Apple Sorbet and Mara Strawberry blended to perfection with freshness of delicious Pink Grapefruit. Middle notes of Peony Petals, smooth Sun-Kissed Jasmine, and the hypnotic pull of the Bleeding Heart flower captivate the senses.

A friend is always in need of a delicious smelling body butter. Gift them with Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Body Butter. This super soft, all-natural body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. 100 percent pure shea and cocoa butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration. Five sweet-smelling scents and a non-greasy formula create the ultimate indulgence.

Give a few KORRES Lip Butters to the friend who is obsessed with lip balm. This rich butter leaves lips deeply moisturized, supple, and kissably soft. Korres Lip Butters are formulated with natural oils and extracts to soothe and condition lips. Shea butter and rice wax provide lasting hydration and softness. This shiny, juicy pop of color comes in an array of "flavors" and is ideal for dry lips.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Beach Daze With Sun Bum, Smashbox and MALIN+GOETZ

A day at the beach is just the ticket to the perfect day off – but it’s no doubt that prepping for it can be just as much stress. Protecting and hydrating your skin is an essential part of the planning. Let these products from Smashbox, Sun Bum and MALIN+GOETZ help take some of the work off of your shoulders. 

Before the Beach:
Smashbox BB Water with SPF 30 $42

Cheers to the first and only BB with water-like texture to quench thirsty skin and blur imperfections. Inspired by the glowing look preferred by top photographers, this ultra-hydrating, oil-free formula literally glides onto your face to blend in a snap and move with your skin.

At the Beach:
Sun Bum Flavored Lip Balm $3.99

Keep your lips soft and protected with our flavored Lip Balms in Banana, Key Lime, Coconut, Mango, Pink Guava and Pomegranate. All flavors offer SPF 30+ protection, so your most sensitive skin is protected while you live and love in the sun.

Sun Bum Continuous Spray Sunscreen $15.99

Speed up your sunscreen application without skimping on coverage with this quick-dry spray, available in SPF 15, 30, 50 and 70.

After the Beach:
MALIN+GOETZ Recovery Treatment Oil $82.00
Our luxurious facial treatment combines nine natural oils to help protect skin from free radical damage and renew skin’s appearance. When applied daily, skin feels softer, looks smoother and takes on a youthful radiance.

Sun Bum Cool Down Hydrating After Sun Lotion $11.99

Complete the post-beach ritual with the ultimate post-sun skincare: Sun Bum’s Cool Down products. This supreme indulgence revives sun-sapped skin with Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter. Insanely soothing and incredible smelling, the products are like a beach in a bottle. 

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

A Touch of the Wild Wild West at Coach!

Rivets, studs and cowboy-inspired details
reimagine Western wear for the city girl!

 Coach Western Rivets Saddle Bag 23 In Suede


A-line skirt with stud detail

Coach Western Embroidery Turnlock Saddle Bag 23 In Glovetanned Leather

Coach Suede Jacket With Studs 

 Coach Western Rivets Rogue Bag In Pebble Leather

Friday, July 22, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts NOW!!

It's the sale we wait all year for and it's starting NOW!!  Get in quick and snap up your favorite goodies while they last!

The annual event features amazing values on exclusive and limited-edition offerings from all of your favorite beauty brands! 

Check out a few of our favorite fabulous deals!

Bobbi Brown

$169.00  ($258 Value)

$52.50 ($165 Value)

NARS 'Survival - II' Kit $59.00 ($116 Value)

And with so many more options there is an Anniversary exclusive perfect for every beauty enthusiast! And while you’re there - don’t forget to check out Nordstrom’s Glam Out Events! 

NORDSTROM -Shop Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusives chosen by Allure

@Nordstrom or #Nordstrom

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Are You the Next Pacifica Muse??

The Pacifica Muse Contest officially kicked off at BeautyCon Los Angeles on July 9th. The worldwide search for the new face of the vegan friendly brand is in its third year and bigger than ever. 

The grand prize winner will not only be the face of the brand for 2017, but also receive $15,000 in cash and prizes and get to collaborate with brand founder Brook Harvey Taylor on developing a special product.

To enter, applicants simply upload a 30-60 second video to Instagram explaining why they should become the next Muse, using the official #PacificaMuse hashtag. From there the top 30 videos will be chosen and challenged to another video task. 

The 2017 Muse judges include Pacifica founder Brook Harvey Taylor, 2016 Muse Rhian Harrington Yeoman, international celebrity makeup artist Fanny Maurer and Nylon Digital Editorial Director Gabrielle Korn. 

This formidable group will choose the ultimate winner on at BeautyCon NYC on October 1st. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Discover the Spring/Summer 2016 Collection from Soma Footwear

Introducing Soma, exquisite hand-crafted, leather footwear featuring gorgeous details, intricate designs & feminine embellishments. Soma offers ethnic beaded flats -- a style of handcrafted footwear that has been around since the 17th century and originated under the Mughal Empire of India.

Soma has reinvented the traditional shoe to embody a mix of East and West fashion style identities, with special attention given to comfort and quality. This is attributed to our method of sourcing high quality leather and superior stitching by craftsmen engaged in this art for generations.

Each piece, like art, is exclusive and handmade by artisans world-renowned for their quality hand stitching
Cleverly designed for everyday comfort & style (lined with cushion and foam for support)
Available in a variety of styles and colors — embroidered, sequined, beaded, etc.
Effortlessly blends East & West fashion style identities to create innovative designs 

Check out the latest spring styles from Soma!

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