Wednesday, March 30, 2011

You Don’t have to be a Future Princess to be a Royal Beauty!

With just weeks to go until she becomes the newest member of England’s royal family, princess-to-be Kate Middleton is showing no signs of nerves and is looking as beautiful as ever! Knowing that millions of people around the world will be watching her march down the aisle on April 29th, Kate is already taking the steps to get herself looking like she was born into royalty. Not able to hop across the pond to London to get Kate’s exact beauty regimen? Then here’s how you can get the look at home here in the USA!

Kate’s wedding to Prince William is going to be a long day, so she’s going to need to look as awake as possible. If you’re in need of a little wake me up (but can’t make it to the local Starbucks) just reach for First Aid Beauty’s Detox Eye Roller (SRP: $24.00)! This portable roller ball is packed with caffeine to help diminish visible redness and increase collagen to reduce fine lines. Within minutes of application, the under-eye area is looking smoother, brighter, and revitalized

All that goes into planning a wedding can really stress out the bride to be! De-stress and detoxify when things get crazy in your own life with Freeman Feeling Beautiful Chocolate & Strawberry Detoxifying Facial Clay Mask (SRP $3.99). This deep cleansing, luxurious mask, perfect for all skin types, works to unclog pores and re-hydrate and moisturize the skin. Strawberry extract tones the skin, while Shea & Cocoa Butters work to hydrate and moisturize.

In order to flaunt a tiara, Kate’s hair will need to be styled perfectly. To get your own gorgeous ‘do in just 3 easy steps, all you need is Goody Start.Style.Finish (SRP: $2.99-$8.99). Whether you’re looking to achieve sleek straight hair or voluminous, bouncy curls, there is a brush or styling tool to fit your exact needs!

The last thing Kate will want anyone tuning into her wedding to see is even the tiniest imperfection on her face! Get your own flawless complexion with Hissyfit Saving Face Foundation (SRP: $29.00). It provides buildable, creamy coverage as well as optimal UVA/UVB protection by containing SPF 50. The soothing blend of Australian daisy cehami, green tea, and pomegranate makes for long lasting coverage that will leave your skin feeling like royalty.

Saving Face Foundation SPF 50+ (1 oz.)

At the end of the big day, Kate will surely want to gently remove all of the makeup she’ll have on. If you’re looking for a gentle way to remove makeup as well, Mustela Facial Cleansing Cloths (SRP: $7.50). These cloths, perfect for women and children, are your one step cleansing cloths for face, including eyes and lips. They leave behind a pleasurable sensation of freshness- the perfect ending to a fairytale wedding!
Facial Cleansing Cloths (25 piece)

Every princess deserves long, luscious lashes. You can have the same –in just 4 to 6 weeks with Obagi Medical Products ELASTILash Eyelash Solution (SRP: $60.00). This revolutionary solution has been proven by dermatologists and ophthalmologists to be a safe method to achieving thicker, fuller lashes. Just one swipe of the wand along the lash line each light will give your lashes the enhancement you’re looking for in no time!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Check out the Try-on Tool! sponsored post

I've been putting off getting a new pair of reading glasses for about, let's see...3 years now. In fact, my old reading glasses are scratched, the earpiece is bent from where I slammed it in my desk drawer (totally an accident), one of the frames is cracked and they are just a knocked-off-the-nightstand away from being held together with electrical tape. And they do absolutely nothing for my sense of style. So why haven't I replaced them yet? I just don't have the time to go to try on frames! Now don't get me wrong, I go in for my yearly eye exam, but when it comes to trying on and choosing new frames while I'm there I always end up waiting in line behind the adorable little girl who can't decide which Disney Princess frame to choose and the sweet octogenarian needing industrial sized frames. Then my lunch hour ends and I'm out the door...with my same old boring glasses.

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There is also a Style Recommender, which is a quick and simple survey that helps you determine the best style frames for your face shape, activity level, and style interest.

You can try on as many
different styles as you want, then save your favorites to a Voting Gallery to compare styles and let friends pick their favorites. You can also share photos on Facebook to find out what your friends think of your new look! Not only is it simple but it is fun! Check out a few of my new looks!

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Exquisite Style at an Affordable Price!

You have got to check out the absolutely gorgeous jewelry from Taylor Kenney Jewelry, a Colorado-based jewelry brand creating beautifully raw, organic-inspired feminine styles.

Combining luxurious gold wire crochet with vivid rough-hewn gemstones such as turquoise, pink amethyst, labradorite, pink garnet, golden citrine and blue topaz, Taylor Kenney Jewelry captures the essence of natural beauty and translates it into everyday glamour.

Wire wrapped gems of every hue and tiny luxurious details are signatures of the line. I am in love with these exquisite earrings - perfect for a summer wedding!

Taylor Kenney Jewelry donates ten percent of its sales to aid in relief efforts which fight hunger, poverty and extreme need in many areas of the world.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day Giveaway From JewelMint!

JewelMint, created by the actress/stylist duo Kate Bosworth and Cher Coulter, wants to get in on the St. Patrick's Day holiday cheer with an exclusive giveaway!

Starting March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, JewelMint will be giving away 7 pieces of jewelry to 7 Lucky winners lasting 7 days (until March 23rd). Tweet #JewelMintlucky7 and follow @jewelmint on Twitter to enter! One winner will be chosen at random at the end of each day of the contest.

Log onto JewelMint at and become a member today!

JewelMint, launched in October 2010, is a monthly jewelry membership created by fashion icon Kate Bosworth and her stylist Cher Coulter. JewelMint members can pick one piece of jewelry designed by the actress/stylist duo every month that is catered towards their style profile- for only $29.99 a month! Prior to subscribing, each potential member completes a style personality assessment that helps JewelMint customize its monthly jewelry selections to each person. With each piece selected, the subscriber is give suggestions on how to wear, what it’s perfect for and inspired by. All the pieces are 70 percent off retail and they offer free shipping and easy returns. Invite friends and each time the person referred makes a first purchase, the JewelMint subscriber receives a $30 credit!


Always on the pulse of fashion, Shopbop’s buyers are continuously made privy to young designers, new collections and exclusive product. With so many amazing brands in the market, Shopbop is not always able to carry a complete assortment from each designer they’re lusting after that season, but why not carry their best piece; 1 absolutely amazing style by that particular designer or brand? And what better way to showcase the best of the best than by creating a new destination on known as ‘ONE BY’.

‘ONE BY’ will launch on March 17th as its own boutique on, housing a curated selection of stand out pieces. ‘We are combing the market to give our customers a highly edited assortment of items we deem as the best representation of that product category’ says Kate Ciepluch, Shopbop’s Fashion Director. ‘For ONE BY we’re looking for the best hats, ballet flats, beach towels, blouses, dresses, cool accessories, a cool gym bag, the best leather flip flop....and the list goes on!’.

‘ONE BY’ Brands include but are not limited to: Levis X Opening Ceremony, Seneca Rising, Steven Allen, Falling Whistles, Persol, Otis McClain, Katherine Hamnett, Spring & Clifton, Soludos espadrilles and many more up and coming young designers!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Get Shiny Healthy Hair with L'Oreal Paris Sublime Mousse by Healthy Look.

I admit it, I color my hair at home. Gasp! I know, I know, you're all picking yourselves up off the floor because not only did you NOT know that I color my hair, but you wrongly assumed that I forked out major bucks at a chi chi salon for the treatment now didn't you?

Well, my darling girls, you know that I am a girl who is always on the lookout for the latest, hottest, most innovative beauty products, so I'm about to let you in on my secret: L'Oreal Paris Sublime Mousse by Healthy Look.

This latest hair color technology from L'Oreal Paris is a permanent conditioning home hair color that is as easy to apply as shampoo - no parting or sectioning the hair. You simply rotate the pump bottle
to mix the formula (no shaking!), then dispense the foam into your hand and massage it into the hair - what could be more simple! The unique micro-aerated mousse hair color expands around every strand of hair for pure, natural-looking color that never looks dull or fake. It provides perfect gray coverage while maintaining your hair's natural high and low lights. And it doesn't have that harsh, chemical smell - just a clean delicate fragrance. Also included is a tube of Healthy Shine Conditioner, which leaves your hair so soft and shiny - I love it and my hair loves it even more!

The best part about the application is that there is no mess, no drip...and no stained bathrobe! (Been there, done that, now use the robe to wash my car...)

Take a look at the Application Video to see it for yourself just how simple it is to use and get other advice from L’Oreal Professionals.

Try it! I know you'll love it. (Have I ever steered you wrong?) And the fab folks at L'Oreal Paris know you'll love it too - they have provided a coupon for you for $3 off your purchase of L'Oreal Paris Sublime Mousse by Healthy Look. With 12 gorgeous shades to choose from you'll be rocking shiny healthy hair at a great price!

Disclosure: A free review sample of this product was provided by L’Oréal Paris via Glam Media.

Monday, March 14, 2011

For a Limited Time Only - Two Faced at 85% off!

Hello darling girls!

I just wanted to share with you the latest and greatest from Too Faced – they are having their Semi-Annual Vintage Super Sale. Select products are available at 85% off! Get 'em while they last!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Betsey Johnson Friends & Family Sale!!

Shop now and save! For a limited time only. Sale ends March 14th


Get Kate Winslet's Hot New Style!

There’s a new celebrity hair ‘do in town— Kate Winslet has people talking with her fresh, cropped, platinum look! We went straight to the experts, Sedu Elite Styling Consultant/ celebrity stylist Tommy Buckett and’s resident beauty guru Tracy Ogden, to find out which must-have products will re-create this hot, new look for Spring.



Bring out your inner blonde bombshell with L'Oreal Paris Superior Preference Color Care System in Extra Light Natural Blonde sold on As an added bonus, add this to your Subscribe & Save regime and you’ll never have to let those unsightly roots show again. When you place a subscription order, you'll automatically receive a new shipment of the item in intervals you select every one, two, three, or six months--and at a discount on the everyday price. Talk about a beauty steal!

Want a sleek, no-fuss dry? Try the SEDU Revolution Pro Tourmaline Ionic 4000i Dryer. With its unique compact size and light-weight design, the Sedu Revolution Tourmaline Ionic 4000i Hair Dryer, is the most technologically advanced hair dryer in the market, providing more power than a conventional dryer and quick drying while reducing frizz and static. $159.99 on

Say au revoir to pesky frizz and hello to a sleek, smooth look. Get the shine with Sedu’s NEW Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment with Pure Argan Oil. Formulated with pure argan oil, SEDU Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment creates shinier, smoother, and more polished hair instantly – all while protecting against heat. A must-have in your styling regime! $35 for 3.4oz and $16 for 1.0 oz (SRP) on

Monday, March 07, 2011

SILKtáge™ Rejuvenating Styling Serum

Is your hair suffering from the winter blues? Dry, brittle, fly-away hair that won't behave no matter what? Well, I've discovered the perfect remedy to dry winter-weary hair:

SILKtáge™ Rejuvenating Styling Serum is a hair oil serum made with the most luxurious and exotic botanical oils to beautify, nourish and protect all hair types. This proprietary Organic Camellia, Monoi Oil-infused blend, with the delicate essence of Organic Geranium, Organic Rosemary and Wild Harvested Palmarosa essential oils is rich in the vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that healthy hair needs to shine and flourish naturally. The ultra-light, nourishing formula absorbs into hair quickly without oily residue. Hair instantly looks healthier, silkier, smoother and shiny.

I've been using SILKtáge™ for the past week and I can't believe what a difference it has made to my hair! My normally dry and unruly hair is sleek, shiny and very healthy looking. I adoreSILKtáge™ and will never leave home without it!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

The Perfect Gym Bag Buddy!

Clearasil Ultra Deep Pore Cleansing Pads fight pimples fast and prevent their return without the mess. These Ultra next-generation cleansing pads are clinically proven to start working instantly to fight acne. Clearasil Ultra deep cleans pores to clear existing pimples fast and help prevent new ones from forming. Starts working instantly! Visibly clearer skin, guaranteed. *

Clearasil Ultra Deep Pore Cleansing Pads are the perfect must have for your gym bag! Nothing cleanses and refreshes you skin better after a tough workout. Compact and easy to stow! Keep them in your locker, in your desk, in your car, and keep your skin clear and glowing.

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Betsy Franco Wears Gown by Bay Area's Own Camilla Olson

Best Actor nominee and Oscar host James Franco’s mother, Betsy Franco, supported a hometown talent by wearing a custom-designed Camilla Olson gown to the Academy Awards. Designer Camilla Olson hails from Franco’s hometown of Palo Alto, CA and worked closely with the actor’s mother to create a series of looks for her TV appearances and events (Oscars pre-show and “Oprah”) surrounding the awards show.

Given the increased attention on the Oscar "moms" this season, the red carpet debut marked a significant moment for the designer. Before receiving her M.F.A. at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Olson held 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and operating manager. In September 2010, Camilla Olson launched her namesake collection at the Academy of Art University Fashion Show during Spring 2011 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. Inspired by the movie "Blade Runner" and samurai arts, her collection represented women as rebels breaking the restrictions of their historically constrained roles. With a strong belief in socially responsible design and production, OIson uses natural methods to apply color and prints to silks and favors creative cutting techniques to eliminate fabric waste and use of toxic chemicals. Camilla Olson retails at the Academy of Arts Atelier in San Francisco

I love, love, LOVE the gorgeous silk gown she wore to the Oscars!