Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Celebrate Halloween with Rock & Republic!

Please join Rock & Republic in celebrating Halloween in style this Friday, October 29 at the Rock & Republic store at 105 S. Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Come by for treats and cocktails and don’t forget to wear your favorite Rock & Republic jeans as a part of your Halloween costume and compete to win a $500 shopping spree!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shopping Addicts Meet Your New BFF

Shopping addicts – meet your new BFF: Wishpot.com, a (free of charge) social shopping site and universal gift registry that streamlines all of your online shopping and quite simply, makes your life easier! How does it work? It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3: 1 – sign up. 2 – download the Wishpot button to your toolbar. 3 – go shopping! While browsing your favorite sites, simply drag and drop items you like into the Wishpot button – items from not just 1 site, but from anywhere on the net. Meaning you can say buh-bye to countless bookmarks and retailer-specific wish lists! With Wishpot all of your fave online finds are consolidated into one centralized place. And isn’t that easier than spending hours trying to find that must-have pair of boots you spotted on oh wait – what was that website?

You can choose to set price alerts to keep your wishes within budget, request monetary contributions (tactfully!) for large-ticket items, consult Wishpot Experts and even other users for helpful shopping ideas & tips, and choose to save or share your lists with family and friends. Use for any occasion in which you might want to drop a friendly hint (holidays, your upcoming birthday, housewarming party, bridal party, Mother’s/Father’s Day – after all, there’s nothing wrong with getting what you really want!), as an organizational tool to plan said occasion, or to simply store and compare your favorite things, travel/vacation packages and more!

Check it out now...you'll thank me later!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Get Naturally Beautiful with a Detoxified Beauty Routine

Get Naturally Beautiful With a Detoxified Beauty Routine:

Tips from SpaRitual Founder Shel Pink

From eco-friendly, to organic, to sustainable, to wild crafted, the labels of green products alone are enough to overwhelm the average consumer. What is the best way to beginning exploring these categories?

A beauty regimen is an excellent place to start dabbling in natural products, as the average individual slathers, lathers, rubs and sprays up to ten different skin care products on his or her body every day. This means that the average woman is exposing her skin to up to 130 chemicals in her daily beauty routine alone. As a result, women absorb up to five pounds of chemicals a year.

The founder of SpaRitual, Shel Pink recently addressed the “Women in Green” forum about the importance of becoming a conscious consumer, detailing what to look for and what to avoid in buying personal care products. Below, please find Shel’s top tips for choosing healthier products that are equally effective.

In order to find products that are truly organic (at least 70 percent), study labels for products that are Certified Organic or USDA Organic.

Look for products made with certified organic ingredients. While these products may not be 70 percent organic overall, they contain organic ingredients. Other certifications to look for include products labeled as vegan and products that are not tested on animals, signified by the leaping bunny symbol.

It is also extremely important to check the ingredient list for each product, paying special attention to the ingredients near the top of the list, as they compose the majority of the formula. Common ingredients to avoid include parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate and other preservatives.

In becoming a conscious consumer, the most important step is for people to educate themselves to develop their own knowledge base. Several outlets to investigate include:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Celebrate FAB's FIrst Birthday with free prizes!

It's First Aid Beauty's birthday! Celebrating FAB's First Birthday with giveaways everyday until October 29th! For the first two weeks the site is live, there will be a giveaway EVERYDAY. Go to FirstAidBeauty.com and sign up for a chance to win!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Adidas Moves Pulse wants you to Show Off Your Moves for a chance to Win $15,000 for your school!!!

Adidas Moves Pulse is encouraging students across the United States to create short videos showing the nation their “ultimate moves.” Videos of anything from sports to dance to music to debate—all the ways you can play—will be entered in a nationwide contest with a $15,000 prize for the winner’s school. As of September 15th, students can visit www.pulsefragrance.com to upload their videos and find all the contest rules. The winner will be announced December 12th, 2010.

Moves Pulse is a dynamic new fragrance duo for those who enjoy staying active and experiencing each day to the fullest:

Adidas Moves Pulse her is a vibrant, floral, fruity fragrance. It opens with a refreshing burst of Pink Lady Apple, Blood Orange and Mirabelle Plum top notes. Then, the feminine fragrance unfolds to reveal a delicate floral heart of Indigo Violet, sweet Freesia and Night Jasmine, before moving into a warm, sensual base of sexy skin Musk and creamy Woods.

Adidas Moves Pulse him is a fresh, spicy, woody fougere fragrance. Top notes of Yuzu leaves and bursts of Watermint join the stimulating aroma of Coriander. Mid-notes of Violet leaves, Artemisia and Vetiver capture a fresh, dynamic heart of invigorating freshness. Finally, rich base scents of warm, woody Cedar and sun-drenched Woods are wrapped in the masculine magnetism of Musk.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Celebrate 50 years of Hello Kitty and Sanrio!

Celebrating 50 years of Sanrio, Hello Kitty® and her friends have joined forces with Target to bring the party to fans of all ages with Small Gift — the 8 week mobile pop-up tour — that kicks off in San Francisco on October 23rd. Bringing this fun, inspired and unique experience directly to fans through the newest trend of fashion trucks, two trailers wrapped in super cute graphics debut in Justin Herman Plaza on Saturday, then travel to Pier 39 on Sunday before hitting the road on their cross country tour!

Inspired by Sanrio’s “small gift, big smile” philosophy, Small Gift will provide a super-fun atmosphere for
all to share their love and appreciation for Sanrio and their myriad of characters. Guests can immerse
themselves in the Sanrio experience while playing games, entering contests, sharing photo ops with their
favorite characters and enjoying the interactive space with other fans. Devotees will have the opportunity to purchase “50 must have” collectible products featuring Hello Kitty®, Little Twin Stars®, My Melody®, Patty & Jimmy™, Tuxedosam™, Keroppi®, Badtz-Maru®, and Chococat®. Be sure to get there early – goody bags will be handed out to the first 50 people in attendance! Also, stop by the Sanrio spin wheel for the chance to win prizes including Target gift cards. Small Gift is free to the public.

Sanrio fans can stay up to date with the remainder of tour by downloading a special iPhone app, which
provides a truck locator along with updates on upcoming stops, info on product, launches and fun character facts. You can also follow the tour and other 50th Anniversary celebrations at sanrio.com/smallgift, Hello Kitty’s blog and Sanrio and Hello Kitty’s Facebook pages (facebook.com/Sanrio and facebook.com/hellokitty).

Justin Herman Plaza
1 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Saturday, October 23rd
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Pier 39 – East Park
The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94113

Sunday, October 24th
11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Five Shoe Trends Worth Investing In

Are you ready to pull together your look for fall, but wondering which shoe styles will best help you put a stylish foot forward? This fall Brazilian shoe designer Luiza Barcelos introduces classic yet trendy styles, all available at www.endless.com. Check out these five new versatile trends worth investing in.

Aw132 Flat: Nothing like a sweet rosette to help day-to-day outfits blossom. This lovely leather flat from Luiza Barcelos flaunts an almost irresistible simplicity, perfect for pairing with livelier prints and patterns and versatile enough to complement frocks, skirts, denim and more. Price: $184

Qv022 Peep-Toe Bootie: Soaring height and an unexpected elastic vamp offer glam edginess in this pump from Luiza Barcelos, that'll work beautifully alongside on-the-town frocks and other straight-from-the-runway looks. Fashioned in embossed leather, this platform also features a flirty open toe and refined leather outsole. Price: $268

Jb017 Oxford Bootie: This glam bootie walks the linebetween sophisticated pump and edgy oxford. Crafted in supple suede, this bootie's lace-up closure creates a luxuriously rippled vamp for a coquettish silhouette, while a chunky heel and platform keep the soaring loft wearable. On Sale! $189.75

Vc035 Boot: A dual palette and moto-minded studs up the ante of this fabulous boot from Luiza Barcelos. The slouchy shaft shows off the top-grade leather, a skinny toe keeps the look on the dressy side, and the chunky heel and pull tabs offer a dash of cowgirl flair. Try this pull-on boot with short hemlines, over denim, and with shorts and tights for an unbeatable finish. Price: $358

Vy007 Pump: Topstitch detailing accentuates the soft-to-the-touch suede of this fabulous pump from Luiza Barcelos. Perfect with suiting for the office and with frocks for after-hours plans, this pump features a foot-flattering shaped collar, a chunky heel for comfortable loft, and a sweet tie embellishment for a feminine finish. Price: $195

Friday, October 08, 2010

7 For All Mankind Warehouse Sale!! LA, San Francisco, New York & Chicago

Woo Hoo!!! Just got back from the 7 For All Mankind Warehouse Sale at the Hilton in San Francisco and I SCORED!!! We are talking 8 pair of jeans!!! Adorable jeggings, perfect straight legs, beautiful bootcuts, and even a pair of cords! I also snapped up a couple of gorgeous tops to go with my new jeans! I can't believe what a great deal I got! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!!!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

7 For All Mankind Warehouse Sale!! LA, San Francisco, New York & Chicago

The FIRST time to visit San Francisco, this premier "7" denim shopping event will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm -8pm and 10am -6pm at the Hilton San Francisco and will give shoppers the opportunity to preview over 30,000 pieces of 7 Jeans for All Mankind denim, outerwear and sportswear - at prices up to 80% off retail!

The Warehouse Sale will also be encouraging shoppers to “Think Pink” and show their support for breast cancer awareness by wearing pink to the sale. The Warehouse Sale will be making a donation to breast cancer research at the close of the 4-city tour.

The sale will then move to New York City October 15 – October 17 at the Metropolitan Pavilion and round out the tour with a first time appearance in Chicago October 22 – October 24 at the Great Hall in Union Station.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Get a Firmer Décolleté and Help Breast Cancer Awareness!

Mama Mio Skincare will be donating $1 to the cancer support charity, Look Good…Feel Better for every Boob Tube ($45) and Boob Tube Magic Shimmer ($30) sold on MamaMio.com.

About Boob Tube: A bust and décolletage cream, the gravity-defying formula promotes firmer, fitter, glowing, dewy, youthful skin from the neck down. The product is smartly accompanied by an instructional self-breast-exam pamphlet

What women really love about Boob Tube is that the quality of their skin changes so quickly. Within a week, you will notice that the skin on your neck, your chest and your boobs looks firmer, fitter, glowing, more dewy and youthful. Daily use will maintain this beautiful skin and over the years you will be so pleased you took the time to befriend your bust. No crinkles or droop for you – no turtle necks or even turkey necks! You are so wise to daily dose with Boob Tube, feel free to thank us in 20 years.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Pantene Pro-V Makes Bad Hair Days a Thing of the Past

Wouldn't it be wonderful if bad hair days were a thing of the past? Especially for those of us whose natural hair color has received the occasional boost from our stylist. As a girl whose hair color has gone from brunette to auburn-highlighted brunette to brunette with streaks of honey, caramel and copper, I can honestly say that my hair needs all the help it can get.

Thank heaven for Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions! Pantene's Pro-V science has developed customized hair solutions for every possible hair type, including fine hair, medium/thick hair, curly hair and color treated hair, so you're sure to find the perfect hair solution for your particular hair type.

The fabulous folks at Pantene sent me their newest line of Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions products, which I have been using for the past month, and I can honestly say that I am thrilled with the results after four weeks of use. My hair feels healthier, it looks shinier, and my hair color has remained rich and vibrant.

If you color your hair you know how dry, brittle and damage prone it can be. That's because color-treated hair gets stripped of the outer protective layer. Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions are designed to give color-treated hair a new protective outer layer resulting in shiny, vibrant, healthier looking hair.

The Color Preserve Shine Shampoo is a very gentle shampoo which removes product buildup while protecting the color, resulting in hair that is absolutely lustrous. It also smells heavenly!

The Color Preserve Shine Conditioner provides a protective moisturizing conditioner which smoothes each hair strand, leaving them glossy and smooth.

The Color Nourishing Treatment is my favorite. Used weekly, it helps seal the cuticles and repairs the surface of the hair, which helps protect the hair and keeps it looking healthy and shiny. I love how manageable my hair feels after I use the Color Nourishing Treatment too!

Since I am 99% certain that I will be coloring my hair for the foreseeable future, and possibly the next 40+ years, I'm thrilled to have found Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions - it's going to make the job a whole lot easier, and my hair a whole lot stronger and healthier!

“Disclosure: A free review sample of this product was provided by Pantene via Glam Media.”