Friday, June 28, 2013

Introducing Fitting Room Social!

Fitting Room Social is an exclusive social shopping destination where women find fashion that fits. When you join Fitting Room Social, you serve as inspiration for the style choices of our other members while you gain the confidence that your favorite looks will also fit you great. Instead of relying on size charts or dressing room mirrors to make size choices, Fitting Room Social members get great size recommendations by leveraging the collective fashion savvy of our ever-increasing membership. By participating in our collaborative shopping platform, you can shop with confidence because each recommendation has been personally tailored based not only on your style and fit preferences, but also validated against other members who share your style and size. 


We know how much time you spend defining and refining your personal style statement. Each unique note, whether an article of clothing, an accessory, or a hair style, reflects how you view yourself and how you hope the world will view you. Achieving that personalized style in today's world is becoming more difficult as the act of shopping becomes less physical and tactile in the e-commerce age. We find style tips and suggestions from all corners, whether they be our favorite blogs, social media or from our girlfriends, but the very final act of confirmation - trying on the fashion we love - has been all but lost in the digital age. The solutions are many, but the results are inadequate. 

At Fitting Room Social, we aim to bridge that space between the online store and the physical fitting room with a social shopping experience crafted to replicate the confidence of shopping with friends. We hope that each of our members will contribute content to our community so that ultimately each of you can serve as a model and a muse for the style of other members while gaining inspiration for yourself. 


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Summer Skincare Must-Haves!!





This summer, keep hair lustrous, frizz-free and full of color by shampooing your hair every other day. In between washes, Stylist and Founder of UNITE Hair Andrew Dale recommends using a dry shampoo to freshen up your look. The UNITE 7Seconds Dry Shampoo ($28.75) will:

  • Aid in preserving hair color 
  • Remove excess oil
  • Increase volume
  • Leave no visible residue
  • Refresh hair without the use of water
  • Brand fans include Kim Kardashian, Julianne Hough and Lauren Conrad
 The UNITE 7Seconds Dry Shampoo be found on Unitehair.com






For those that are showing more skin this summer, make sure that your – face and body – are smooth and firm. To improve firmness, overall texture and reveal a bright, fresh, youthful complexion, Radical Skincare has just the secret product – Age-Defying Exfoliating Pads ($95):

These deep-cleansing pads harness the potency of Glycolic Acid, Chamomile, Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids in combination with fruit acids to exfoliate, smooth and soothe skin while improving firmness.

Here’s a trick: Use these exfoliating pads on trouble areas like elbows and knees for instant brightness and smoothing.
 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Garment Care Tips!


The time has come to debut those light khaki pants, linen blazers and pretty bright dresses! Maintaining delicate fabrics by avoiding stains and wrinkles is one of the key tips to spring garment care. Deodorant stains on the armpit of a dress or pulling pants out of the dryer without ironing them can completely ruin a fresh summer look. 



To protect garments and to look your best this season Rowenta- the leading manufacturer of high-quality steam irons, steam stations and garment steamers is offering garment care tips. Rowenta can help with tricks for keeping pleats neat on skirts and dresses as well as avoiding wrinkles in khakis that were just ironed.



Stain Removal

  • Deodorants: Scrub with alcohol or white vinegar and rinse. Rub with liquid detergent and launder in hot water.
  • Grass: Soak in enzyme presoak and then rinse. Rub with detergent and launder in hot water, if safe. If stain persists, sponge with rubbing alcohol
  • Fingernail polish: Sponge with cotton with nail polish remover. All other fabrics, sponge with amylase acetate (banana oil) and scrape with dull knife. Launder.

Ironing Challenges & Solutions

  • Many people make the mistake of wearing a garment immediately after ironing it. This can cause new wrinkles to form. To protect against those wrinkles, let the garment hang for about five minutes after it has been ironed. As a result, a sharp, pressed look lasts longer.
  • Many people like the extra crispiness that starch can provide, particularly with shirts. The correct way to obtain that look is to spray the starch on the shirt, roll the shirt into a ball, and wait about 30 seconds before pressing. This allows the fabric to absorb the starch.
  • To reduce shine caused by over pressing, or wear, soak a press clothing in water, then wring it out. Place the damp press cloth on top of the shiny surface and press. Repeat several times until the area is almost dry. Using a soft brush, raise the nap of the fabric.
  • For razor sharp creases, iron in the crease then set it with a burst of steam.
  • Gathers and ruffles should be ironed on the inside from the outer edge toward the center or middle gathers. If material is too difficult to maneuver on an ironing board, hang garment and use a vertical burst of steam.
  • Pleats should be ironed from the bottom, starting with the inside of the pleat, and then moving to the outside of the pleats. If necessary, pin pleats to the ironing board at top and bottom; avoid ironing over the pins. To set pleats, use a burst of steam.

Garment Care Tools
DG5030 Steam Station: 

Rowenta DG5030 Pro Iron Steam Station with Stainless Steel Soleplate 1750 Watt, Grey

  • An iron and garment steamer in one
  • Can help save up to $1,200/yr in unnecessary dry cleaning
  • Ideal for large batch ironing

Eco Intelligence Iron: For the Eco-Friendly
Rowenta - Rowenta Eco Intelligence Iron (Green) - Home

  • Steam iron combines ironing efficiency and energy savings
  •  100% efficiency, 25% energy savings
  • New patented Microsteam400 3De soleplate helps concentrate steam
  • Exclusive steam optimization system offers 3 settings

 First Class Travel Iron:

ROWENTA First Class Travel Iron  plum One Size

  • Compact / easy storage
  • Doubles as a garment steamer
  • Ideal for last minute touch ups and wrinkle release


IS6300 Master Valet Full Size Garment Steamer

with Exclusive Roll and Press Support

  • Exclusive vertical support for improved results & optimized ergonomics in use 
  •  High steam output and wide diffusion from large steam head for quick  and efficient wrinkle removal 
  •  Unit heats up in just 60 seconds and is ready to use 
  • Large hanger for shirts and jackets
  • Suitcase inspired, the steamer base can be tilted onto its back wheels and rolled using the handle 
  •  Holds 1 gallon of water for up to 1 ½ hours of prolonged, continuous steam
  •  Included fabric brush, lint pad and steam bonnet for added convenience

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Save 30% on all Mama Mio Products This Weekend!

Mama Mio Summer Skin Sensation 

Took the summer’s first heat wave too far? Sunburned on shoulders, décolletage and the tip of your nose? Sooth tender skin with Mama Mio’s OMega Wonder-Full Balm. Packed with natural Omega-rich oils in a beeswax base, forming a solid oil that melts in contact with your skin, this truly wonderful balm, provides rich, intense, healing moisture.  
Mama Mio’s OMega Wonder-Full Balm contains all-natural ingredients, proven to nourish, sooth irritation, and give intense hydration.
Mama Mio Skincare is offering a special discount! This weekend only (June 27th – June 29th), Mama Mio is offering all customers 30% off at mamamio.com. Use promo code SUMMER30 at checkout and start saving on all of the fabulous Mamo Mio products!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Fashion Inspired Wedding Invitations from Bliss & Bone

Your Wedding should be perfect, but planning it shouldn’t ruin your life. At Bliss & Bone, we believe that the entire process can be memorable and fun without the stress and anxiety. Our approach helps keep the decision-making to a minimum and the planning process more manageable, while offering top shelf, unique designs that look like you agonized over every detail.

Bliss & Bone has meticulously created fashion-forward Wedding Collections that provide you with everything you need for your big day. No shopping around, inconvenient appointments or wasted time trying to get it all together on time and on budget. We’ve done it for you and put everything in one simple place.




 
 




Bliss & Bone Prana Collection:

Bliss & Bone Reverence Collection:

Bliss & Bone Collections are seasonal, and only available for purchase for one year. Every summer a new season is released and the old season is retired, so your Collection is yours forever.  We go beyond paper to incorporate materials such as acrylic, chiffon, tulle, wood veneer and more. We are always exploring and experimenting to bring you the most unique and luxurious products around.

For the discriminating bride and groom, Bliss & Bone will make your day uniquely memorable and stylishly chic!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Perfect: Messy Bun, Sleek Ponytail and Beach Waves

Whether you’re enjoying down time over the weekends at the beach, or just want a quick hairstyle that you don’t want to fuss with, here are three styles to looking fabulous with no energy required at all:






Messy Bun: Starting on damp hair, apply a thickening spray such as the UNITE Tricky Lite Finishing Spray. Let hair air dry and pull into a high bun, securing with bobby pins.









Sleek Ponytail: Sprinkle in a texturizing powder like the UNITE Hair Expanda Dust to give your pony some volume. Next, sweep hair into a ponytail using a paddle brush to smooth the sides and leaving the top voluminous. Finish by securing with a ponytail holder.





Beachy Waves: Effortless locks that look like you just went for a swim in the ocean can easily be recreated by using a salt-water texturizer. Try the UNITE Beach Day Spray that will give you full, tousled and very sexy hair.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Celebrity Fans of UNITE!

What do Kim Kardashian, Julianne Hough, Christina Ricci and Lauren Conrad have in common? They all have gorgeous hair and are all fans of UNITE Hair. Here are some of their favorite products:



7Seconds Condition ($26.25): This leave-in condition spray locks in color, detangles in 7 seconds, offers both UV and thermal protection and works on all hair textures. Fans include: Julianne Hough, Eva Longoria and Christina Ricci. 




7Seconds Dry ($28.75): Made with fine clay, this instantly transformative dry shampoo aids in preserving hair color, removes excess oil, increases volume and refreshes hair without the use of water or a trace of visible powder. Fans include: Kim Kardashian.







Boing Curling Cream ($26.25): Ultimate curl enhancing cream that keeps hair soft. It provides the right amount of hold and works on all curls – big and small. Fans include: Lauren Conrad





All UNITE Hair products are available on unitehair.com. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Get GLO-ing with GLO Science on HSN today!

Love GLO’ing as much as we do? The Edison Awarding GLO Brilliant personal teeth whitening device is the first-ever system to harness the power of heat and light technology with an innovative whitening gel delivery system to offer superlative, clinically proven results in just eight minutes per use. Normally retails for $199, if you tune in to HSN tonight  at 8PM, June 12th at 4PM & 7PM or June 15th at 7PM the device will be featured and available for purchase for only $160! 

GLO Science is committed to providing the latest knowledge, innovative techniques, and tools that allow people to lead confident, glowing lives. Be sure to spread the word and tune in for some amazing teeth whitening and oral care tips that are sure to leave you ‘GLO-ing’.
GLO Brilliant™ Compact Personal Teeth Whitening Device

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Prune for June Summer Style Contest with Schick® Quattro for Women® TrimStyle®

Summer is officially here and we can finally tuck all those bulky sweaters and knee boots into the back of the closet and bring our sassy sundresses and strappy sandals front and center.  It's probably a good time to break out that new bikini that's been hanging on the back of the closet door for the past month as well! 

Don't you just adore summer styles?  I just love the feel of a silky sundress slithering over my shoulders and swirling around my legs  Positively sensuous!  Unless, of course, I forgot to shave my legs. Somehow swirling silk isn't quite as pleasant when my legs are all prickly. 


It's a fact.  Pruning, trimming and shaving are absolutely essential to keep ones legs, underarms and, um, nether-regions sleek and smooth for summer's silhouettes. Which is why I love my new Schick® Quattro for Women® TrimStyle® shaver, the only four-blade razor and waterproof bikini trimmer in one. Shave, trim and transform with just the flip of a handle!

To celebrate the start of summer, you've got to check out the Prune for June Summer Style Contest, hosted by Schick® Quattro for Women® TrimStyle® .  They are giving away a prize package worth $2,500 and a second prize worth $1,000!


Now through June 28th you can discover your trimstyle personality by creating a Pinterest board for a chance to win a fabulous grand prize of summer must-haves.  To enter the Prune for June Pinterest contest,  create a summer style board on Pinterest and submit the URL at http://PruneforJune.com. Be sure to  have friends and family vote on your board entry. The top ten boards for each trimstyle will be based on fan votes. One grand prize winner per trimstyle will be selected based on creativity, uniqueness and overall look and feel to win a prize package worth $2,500. A second place winner will receive a prize package worth $1,000.

Which style board fits me best?  I just adore the Bare Muda Triangle!  Very boho chic with just a touch of mystery - my perfect summer style!  I love the combination of a light and airy printed maxi skirt and a skinny tank or tee worn with a pair of embellished sandals.  Accessorize with chunky jewelry, a pair of stylish shades and a floppy hat.  Très chic à la bohemia!
 

Schick® Quattro for Women® TrimStyle® enables women to shave, trim and transform themselves with a simple flip of the handle. Getting your garden ready has never been this much fun thanks to the Prune for June Pinterest contest. Share your best summer style for a chance to win amazing prizes.
https://www.pruneforjune.com



Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Schick® Quattro for Women® TrimStyle® via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Schick® Quattro for Women® TrimStyle®.