Thursday, February 28, 2013

If the boot fits...

So many shoes, so little time...

So many shoes, so little time...

Christian louboutin shoes
christianlouboutin.com

Christian louboutin shoes
christianlouboutin.com

Gucci red heels
$695 - profilefashion.com

Ted Baker platform heels
tedbaker-london.com

Guess? shoes
heels.com

GUESS high heel shoes
bloomingdales.com

Nude wedge
boohoo.com

Call it SPRING wedge heels
$64 - debenhams.com

Bring A Taste Of Italy Home With Häagen-Dazs® Brand New Gelato Line


I recently spent a whirlwind week in Italy (I know, I know, you wish you had my job!) and fell in love with all things Italian.  The awe-inspiring landscapes, the amazing architecture, the quaint sidewalk bistros...and the gelato!  If you have never had Italian gelato you have not truly lived and loved.  The creamy texture, the amazing flavors, it is like nothing you have ever tasted before.  I believe I actually shed a tear when I ate that last spoonful of lemon gelato shortly before boarding my plane home...


So when I heard that Häagen-Dazs® was introducing a line of gelato I was thrilled to say the least.  A little taste of Italy, right here at home.

Meet ice cream’s Italian cousin, gelato. The Häagen-Dazs® brand is excited to introduce its newest thoughtfully-crafted offering, Häagen-Dazs Gelato, a smooth indulgence that is surprisingly light on your palate, yet bursting with robust flavors. Häagen-Dazs Gelato will debut with seven Italian-inspired flavors that will transport you to Italy with every spoonful.

Truly made like no other®, Häagen-Dazs Gelato uses only the finest, most essential ingredients to achieve a perfect expression of the Italian experience.  Madagascar vanilla, Brazilian coffee, San Francisco sea salt, Oregon cherries and South African lemons are just some of the ingredients used to create rich and creamy gelato flavors like Stracciatella, Sea Salt Caramel, Black Cherry Amaretto and Limoncello that will transport you to Italy with every spoonful.

As the first super premium national brand to offer gelato, extra care was taken to get every detail right.  Häagen-Dazs Gelato has a softer texture than regular ice-cream which creates a unique and delicious eating experience that will certainly have your readers going back for more.


Häagen-Dazs Gelato will be available nationwide beginning April 2013 and will feature the following irresistible flavors: 
  •       Stracciatella Gelato - Inspired by the Italian classic, Häagen-Dazs Stracciatella gently folds rich chocolaty shavings into smooth, sweet cream gelato.
  •       Sea Salt Caramel Gelato - Rich in flavor, Häagen-Dazs Sea Salt Caramel blends ribbons of sea salt caramel into creamy caramel gelato.
  •       Dark Chocolate Chip Gelato - Decadent and creamy, Häagen-Dazs Dark Chocolate Chip is a perfect blend of bittersweet chocolaty chips in dark chocolate gelato.
  •       Vanilla Bean Gelato - Elegant in flavor, Häagen-Dazs Vanilla Bean is a blend of rich and creamy vanilla gelato with flecks of vanilla beans.
  •       Cappuccino Gelato - Bold and complex, Häagen-Dazs Cappuccino is a beautiful blend of cappuccino and sweet cream gelato.
  •       Limoncello Gelato - Sweet and zesty, Häagen-Dazs Limoncello is a blend of creamy lemon gelato with vodka.
  •       Black Cherry Amaretto Gelato- Delightfully creamy, Häagen-Dazs Black Cherry Amaretto is a blend of delicious black cherries with amaretto, an Italian liqueur.


(it is currently available in select Walmart stores). 



Leather and Lace

Leather and Lace

River Island lace tank
$33 - riverisland.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs leather jacket
$1,205 - harveynichols.com

Paige denim
lordandtaylor.com

Jimmy Choo high heel shoes
forwardforward.com

Julie k handbag
couturecandy.com

Leather and Lace

Leather and Lace

River Island lace tank
$33 - riverisland.com

White tank top
modcloth.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs leather jacket
$1,205 - harveynichols.com

Paige denim
lordandtaylor.com

Jimmy Choo high heel shoes
forwardforward.com

Julie k handbag
couturecandy.com

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rock Oscar-Worthy Retro Waves with Ouidad


Loose, cascading retro waves were all the rage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Chastain were just a few of the screen sirens who opted for this timeless look. Morgan Willhite, Creative Director at Ouidad, shares her styling tips for re-creating their glamorous, wavy locks. 


Morgan’s Tips:     
  •         For achieving this sleek polished style, Morgan recommends treating the hair the night before with Salon Series by Ouidad Omega-3 Replenishing Hair Treatment. This will boost color and increase shine, while helping to control frizz and keep curls silky, smooth
  •       First, apply Ouidad's PlayCurl Volumizing Styling Spray to wet hair. This product allows the hair to be prepped for styling prior to drying. To create these soft waves, use a large one inch iron or hot rollers. Whether you use an iron or rollers, make sure hair is completely dry before touching the achieved curl pattern
  •       After you have set the curls and allowed them to cool, avoid a brush and use your fingers to break up the waves until they naturally interlock
  •         Finish with Ouidad's Climate Control Frizz & Flyaway Fighter by spritzing onto palms and running over the surface of hair. This will add shine, while taming frizz



Omega-3 Replenishing Hair Treatment

  • A potent blend of Omega fatty acids (Omega 3, 6 and 9) helps restore the natural lipid barrier of the hair and fortifies its protective surface layer
  • In addition to the Omega fatty acids, there is a proprietary amino acid cocktail – including Flax Seed Oil, Passion Fruit Seed Oil and Acai Pulp Oil to re-hydrate the hair shaft and replenish lost moisture
  • Certified organic Macroloba Oil, harvested from the Amazon rainforest, promote softness and shine as it conditions and repairs the hair
  • Ideal for dry, damaged and tired looking hair, this formula delivers increased radiance, shine, and softness, nourished hair shaft and healthy, hydrated tresses
  • $36 for 6 fl. oz. at Ouidad.com, Ouidad salons and Sephora

  •        Unique polymer blend technologically defines, accentuates and holds natural curl patterns so waves and curls are instantly defined
  •       A blend of Wheat Proteins, Wheat Amino Acids and Glycerin deliver moisture and condition curl for increased manageability and softness
  •       Easy spray on application to clean, damp hair provides even coverage and a soft hold
  •       Available for $22 for 8.5 fl oz. at Ouidad.com and Ouidad salons


  • Fosters long lasting shine and protects curls from the elements
  • Can be layered over any product for the perfect finishing touch
  • Use as a pre styler on damp hair to stop flyways before they start
  • Safe for chemically treated hair
  • $22 for 4 fl oz. at Ouidad.com, Ouidad salons, Sephora and ULTA

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Jenna Dewan-Tatum wears tarte to the Oscars!

Get the Look: Jenna Dewan-Tatum

event: The Oscars

makeup artist: celebrity makeup artist Kayleen McAdams for tarte

date: 2/24/13

Inspiration: "Our inspiration was iridescence. Jenna wore opals and had a hint
of mother of pearl in her dress so we wanted something with a touch of shimmer."

Face: "Jenna's skin is gorgeous and has that pregnancy glow so she needed very
little coverage."
* Kayleen started by applying tarte's BB tinted treatment 12-hour primer in
light to prepare Jenna's skin.
* Then she used Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation in tan all
over her face and maracuja creaseless concealer in tan just under her eyes.
* She finished by applying tarte's Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in peaceful
on the apples of her cheeks.

Eyes: "We wanted something iridescent, so I mixed a lot of shimmery shadows and
liner to get the look."
* Kayleen mixed Amazonian clay waterproof cream eyeshadow in slate and plum
smoke all over her lids and along the bottom lash line.
* She then used skinny smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner in onyx
on the outer edges of her eyes, both top and bottom and
 skinny smolderEYESAmazonian clay waterproof liner in slate on the inner corners and blended them
well.
* She finished by applying two coats of lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1mascara.

Lips: "We wanted a statement lip, but kept it sheer so the look was fresh."
* Kayleen used two coats of tarte's LipSurgence lip tint in moody to build
up the color and smudged it very well.

Body: "I wanted to give Jenna a little sheen on her skin.  I rubbed a little bit
between my hands and applied wherever the sun would hit her skin."
* pure maracuja oil