Monday, June 27, 2011

Enter to Win a Year's Worth of Vichy Skincare Products!

How did you celebrate your birthday this year? Vichy USA is celebrating with the launch of a US Facebook page (! Vichy is celebrating 80 years of healthy, beautiful skin by hosting a digital birthday party on Facebook and giving 80 prizes to 80 lucky Facebook fans – one grand prize winner will be gifted a year’s worth of Vichy skincare, and 80 others will win Vichy best-selling products!

In addition to entering the birthday sweepstakes, fans can sign a digital birthday card, browse a pictorial history of Vichy (Did you know that the first thermal treatment center in Vichy was built in the 1600s at the King’s house?), take a personality quiz (What’s Your Party Face?) and more.

Log onto today and become a fan for your chance to enter! Hurry, the contest is running until July 31, 2011.

PHYTO’s Summer Friends & Family Sale

Check out the great deals at the Phyto Friends and Family Sale!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Benefit Cosmetics at Cake Plate Boutique: Beauty & Fashion Experts Under One Roof!

Just wanted to let all your gorgeous girls know about the exciting new Benefit Cosmetics Pop-up Shop at Cake Plate Boutique ( Napa Valley’s premier designer destination. With California’s beauty and fashion experts all under one roof, they’ve got just the tip!

Every California girl knows that a fabulous frock simply cannot go unaccompanied without a fabulous face! But thanks to Cake Plate Boutique’s latest pop-up shop partnership with international beauty brand, Benefit Cosmetics, valley vixens (and you!) can reap the “Benefits” of having a fashion and beauty at their perfectly polished fingertips all summer long!

Check out the new "Stay don’t Stray” Benefit Cosmetic product! This first ever 360 degree eye primer is a not only a triple threat (as it protects, perfects and locks on concealer), but is also a Benefit Cosmetic exclusive, and a makeup must-have… With just a few quick dabs around the eye, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is which gorgeous eye shadow to wear today!

Barneys New York Spring Sale!!

Barneys New York Spring Sale (2nd markdown)
Up To 60% Off Regular Prices On Selected Clothing, Shoes And Accessories For Men, Women And Children As Well As Gifts For The Home. Free Shipping On All Orders**(U.S. Ground Shipping)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Beach Beauty from Jemma Kidd Makeup School

Looking good at the beach can seem a challenging proposition…especially at the beginning of the summer. International make-up artist and award winning product designer Jemma Kidd offers tips for the beach-bound to feel confident and ready for the summer months ahead.

To get started, “Mix a little body shimmer into sunscreen to prevent skin from looking dull, and use make-up to define the eyes and add a healthy glow.”

For a day at the beach:

Eyes: Line the upper lash line with dark brown pencil for definition. Apply a shimmery peach eye shadow from the upper lash line to the socket crease. Add a little shimmer under the lower lash line using a gold eyeliner pencil. Apply dark brown waterproof mascara. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Define Stayput Eyeliner in Mahogany and Vintage Gold, Eye Essentials Shimmer Shadow in Peachie, and Lasting Tint: Semi Permanent, Waterproof Lash Colour in Brown)

Lips: Use a hydrating lip balm with a nude shimmering finish and high SPF to protect lips and keep them feeling moist despite sea spray and sun. Nude/brown tones are more flattering with a tan than red. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Ultimate Lip Care Protect & Shimmer SPF 12 in Nude)

Face: Apply sunscreen and layer sheer tinted moisturizer on top, blending it well. Pat on concealer as needed to cover blemishes or redness. Bring a natural flush to your cheeks by blending in pink cheek stain, which is water-resistant and will last longer than cream blush. If you need it, blend a little gold-toned highlighter or cream bronzer onto the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, chin and temples. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint SPF 20, Rosy Glow Lip & Cheek Tint, and Dual Illuminator Crème Highlighter & Shimmer Dust in Champagne)

From beach to bar:

Eyes: Draw along the upper and lower lash line with black eyeliner pencil. Apply bronze crème eye shadow over the lid and layer with bronze metallic pigment. Apply black mascara to define and thicken the lashes. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Define Stayput Eyeliner in Pitch, Crushed Jewel Crème Duo in Bronzite, and Lash Xtension Mascara)

Lips: Moisturize with nude lip balm and add a layer of non-sticky nude or soft pink lipgloss. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lipgloss in Shell)

Face: Apply a tinted moisturizer and concealer as needed, then lightly dust with a little translucent powder before sweeping a little bronzer over the cheekbones and temples. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint SPF 20, and Bronze Perfection Natural Skin)

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Lasting Allure of One-Piece Swimsuits

Bikinis will always have their place on the beach, but this season, elegant one-piece suits are subtly stealing the show. Suddenly, beach sirens from the Hamptons to the Riviera are catching on to the notion that a little strategic concealment creates a lasting allure.

Who can forget a red-suited Farrah Fawcett? Or the striking one-piece numbers worn by Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Brigitte Bardot.

Check out Barney's to see how you can channel said beach goddesses in this covered up, classic look.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Saving a Life is Stylish!

Introducing the 2011 “give” program – an annual campaign by Nexcare Bandages, America’s Blood Centers and The American Red Cross to promote World Blood Donor Da

y on Tuesday, June 14, and the importance of giving blood during the summer months.

Exclusive for 2011, Nexcare is introducing the limited-edition “Saving a Life is Stylish” give Bandage collection. Inspired by the latest runway trends, the Saving a Life is Stylish bandage collection makes doing good look good. Available in the vibrant patterns of chevron, plaid, gingham and zebra, show off your donation and help to promote World Blood Donor Day.

Throughout the week of World Blood Donor Day, you can register to receive free samples of the giveSaving a Life is Stylish” Bandage collection by visiting the Nexcare Facebook page (accessible via Here, you can also find local participating blood centers and share your personal stories with friends and the broader give community.

So show your style girls! Donate blood and show that it's stylish to save a life!

Bucket Bags are on My Bucket List!

For the summer and fall, celebs have been spotted everywhere sporting drawstring bucket bags for versatile looks to take from day to night. Crossbody, shoulder bags, neutral, bold, studs, chains, and fringes; you name it. Galian has it all, enabling all women to feel confident and daring with their new accessory to tote around town.

Think function and fashion when purchasing your next handbag. Galian sacs consisting of long shoulder straps and spacious interiors allow women to utilize stylish handbags to the max. Casual and luxe, drawstring bucket bags are ideal for completing any perfectly put together ensemble.

Cross buying a bucket bag off your bucklet list with Galian’s affordable collection available at

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

White Hot Summer Style

This season it’s all about the glamorous shade of white! We couldn’t help but notice the trend on the red rug from Cannes Film Festival to the Billboard Awards.

Styles go from smart and sophisticated to fun and flirty -- and white isn’t just for daytime there is nothing hotter than white at night!

Start your summer right with these white-hot pieces from A|X Armani Exchange all available in stores nationwide and online now at!

Monday, June 06, 2011

LovingEco Launches Eco-Friendly Discount Sales Site!

LovingEco is a members-only, social commerce platform, that offers unsurpassed and innovative eco-friendly products at exclusive price points (up to 70% off retail), without compromising style.

Launching today with products from Kenya, Cri de Couer, Stewart + Brown, English Retrends and Eko Miko the site will be working with many brands in the fashion space including: Clary Sage Organics, Eberjey, Happy Endiings, Leaky Collection, Margaret Rowe, Novica and Souchi.

Through a series of limited-time and brand-specific sale events, subscribing consumers are given the opportunity to access and shop for eco-friendly, fair trade and natural products at a discount including: fashion, accessories, beauty and kids items. Each sale features the best eco-friendly brands, which are hand-selected and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additionally, 3% of net proceeds from each purchase is donated to the current ‘tastemaker charity’ to help support a social or environmental cause.

Friday, June 03, 2011

6 Fantastic Swimsuit Cover-ups

As women, we often spend most of our energy searching for the perfect bathing suit, and we forget to consider what we’ll wear with it. Yes, you can throw on shorts or a dress over a bikini, but these days, there are so many great cover-up options that really complete the beach-holiday look.

Whether you’re sporty or sexy, covered-up or risqué, bohemian or refined, there is a cover-up out there that will work for you. Enjoy the hunt!

1. Chloë Sevigny solidifies her style-icon status, covering up in a bright coral romper for a day at the beach.
2. Lem Lem Marta Dress
3. Diane von Furstenberg Calypso Cover-Up Dress
4. Mikoh Strapless Romper
5. Lanvin Leopard Cover-Up
6. Lem Lem Eden Cover-Up Dress

-Amanda Brooks for Barney's New York

Follow Amanda Brooks on Twitter: @BarneysFASHION


Eucerin®’s Newest Skin First Council Member
and Top Che
f Star Shares Her Favorite
Skin-Protecting Product from Eu

As a Food & Wine contributor and judge of Bravo’s Top Chef, Gail Simmons knows good ingredients when she sees them. That’s why our newest Skin First Council Member has chosen Eucerin® Everyday Protection Face Lotion SPF 30 as her beauty essential.

“It’s not unlike a recipe,” she explains. “If you use good ingredients, you’ll get the best results. I put on Eucerin Everyday Protection SPF 30 every day, and not just on days I’m hitting the beach. Even if it’s cloudy or I’m in my office the sun’s rays can get through, so when I use Eucerin I know I’m protected. Just like the best foods, it’s made from the very best ingredients.”

Join Gail in putting your skin first by visiting and taking the Skin First Pledge! By joining us in treating your skincare more like your healthcare, you’ll make skin health a priority for both you and your family.

Eucerin® Everyday Protection Face Lotion SPF 30

All products are conveniently available at, all food, drug and mass merchandisers nationwide.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

THE OUTNET Introduces StyleCred App for iPhone!

THE OUTNET'S StyleCred iPhone app is the cool new way to create and share looks with friends anytime, anyplace, anywhere.
Plus, you can earn £20/€20/$30 every time you bring a new friend to shop at THE OUTNET. Play stylist and browse 1000's of fabulous designer items at THE OUTNET to create a look to share with your friends via Facebook, Twitter and email. It's a sure-fire way to get everyone talking about your style as you shop on the go - what's not to love!

Love it, shop it, StyleCred it!


Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Barney's New York Spring Sale - Shop Now!!

Barneys New York Spring Sale Up To 40% Regular Prices On Selected Clothing, Shoes and Accessories For Men, Women And Children As Well As Gifts For The Home. Complimentary Ground Shipping On All orders. Shop Now!

Barneys New York Spring Sale

Malibu Beach Style

Since the 1930s, Hollywood hotshots have considered Malibu their home away from home. Malibu Colony, the famous gated community that opened in 1929, has served as an escape for everyone from Gloria Swanson to Barbara Streisand.

But despite the glut of glamorous residents, this beach-side enclave remains relatively laid-back. After surfing or relaxing by the ocean, you can tone up and rejuvenate your senses at The Ranch at Live Oak spa. For the more culinary-minded, dinner at Savory or stargazing at Nobu are musts, and the culturally-inclined can expand their knowledge of Greek and Roman history at the Getty Villa.

In your overnight bag? Think casual with a capital “C,” mixed with a Boho-chic vibe. Forget the heels and gowns—ground yourself in flat sandals and give in to your groovy side! ~ Jennifer Alfano, Barneys New York

  1. Antik Batik Fringed Thong Sandal.
  2. We Are Handsome Balloon String Bikini
  3. Lem Lem Marta Tunic
  4. Jerome Dreyfuss Igor Shoulder Bag
  5. Dita Targa Aviators