Thursday, July 31, 2014

5 Pieces Every Wardrobe Needs!!

Combining updated silhouettes and proportions, timeless neutrals and versatile pieces with a twist, Ann Taylor’s Fall A-List celebrates the dualities of the modern woman. Here are five fall essentials for every wardrobe that can be styled up or down, day or night, for work or play:

  1. The (Vegan) Leather Pencil Skirt
  2. The Cropped Sweater
  3. The Sophisticated Suit
  4. The Ankle Pant
  5. The Moto Jacket in an unexpected neutral

Check out Ann Taylor for A-list fashion pieces, perfect for your fall wardrobe updates!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

It's National Lipstick Day!!

It's National Lipstick Day (who knew??) and women everywhere are celebrating!  Did you know that lipstick was an indicator of social rank during Roman times?  Or that British Parliament briefly considered placing a ban on the wearing of lipstick because it indicated that one might just possibly be a (gasp) lady-of-the-evening?  Thankfully, the bill did not pass, and the Brits even changed their attitude toward lipstick so completely that during World War II all cosmetics were rationed except for lipstick!  Winston Churchill felt that lipstick had a positive effect on morale. Which it did!
Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick
Join in the celebration and pucker up with Elizabeth Arden! Looking for a shade to last so you can celebrate all day long? Try BeautifulColor Moisturizing Lipstick ($25) – it’s infused with moisture-enriched pigments that are clinically proven to keep lips moisturized all day, providing exceptional color payoff that lasts for 12 hours without feathering or fading.  And with more than 30 shades to choose from, you’ll definitely find your perfect match!
Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick
A great wait to mix up your up your look is with a pop of bold color on your lips, says Elizabeth Arden Global Makeup Artist Rebecca Restrepo. “Makeup should be fun! It’s a constantly changing accessory that completes any look.  My best advice is not to be afraid to experiment.  Try out new colors and styles.  If you don’t like it, you can easily take it off, but you may just find a look or colour you love.” 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

UV Safety for your little ones!

With July being national UV Safety Month, see how kids can stay safe in the sun by wearing Platypus Australia's stylish UV swimwear.

Platypus Australia (, the leading children's UV swimwear brand, their wide range of awesome products including rash guards, bikinis, boardshorts, protect kiddos from 97.5% of the sun's harmful UV rays. 

Studies show that excessive exposure to the sun during childhood increases the risk of skin cancer in adulthood. 

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, with ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun being the main cause of skin cancer

Even celebs are in on this fabulously stylish (and UV safe!) trend which protects kids from the sun while allowing them to have that cool surfer style:

Check out these adorable swim shorts that are a fave with Charlize Theron and her little guy Jackson:

Alessandra Ambrosio dresses son Noah Mazur in this great sunshirt:

Check out these and other great swim styles at Platypus Australia

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pout Protection with a Pop of Color!

Pucker up buttercup!!  Get kissable lip protection this summer: 

 #TargetBeautyGoesGlam, #spon

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Silky Smooth and Gorgeous Hair with KeratinPerfect Duo Kit Keratin Smoothing System

KeratinPerfect Duo Kit Keratin Smoothing System is sheer perfection!  My unmanageable, frazzled-halo-of-hair was transformed after the very first treatment. Those frizzy little flyaways springing up all over my head?  Gone!  Nothing but smooth-as-silk gorgeous, shiny locks.  And for a fraction of the price of a salon smoothing treatment -- total bonus.  Another benefit is being able to blow-dry my hair in half the time that it used to take.  My morning routine has been completely transformed -- no more wrestling matches with my blow-dryer and round brush -- which means I am leaving the house in half the time and in a much better mood!

KertainPerfect is a proven keratin system with patented Nano-Keratin Technology that delivers long-lasting, salon-quality smoothness.  Unlike chemical treatments, which can damage hair,  KeratinPerfect infuses hair with the highest concentration of pure keratin to improve texture for up to 30 days.The Duo Pack kit contains everything you need to transform your hair in just one treatment.


This kit contains:
  • PerfectPrep Pre-Treatment Clarifying Shampoo
  • At least two treatment applications of ThePerfector Hair Smoothing Treatment

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Skin is In!

This summer, skin is in! Show off those glorious gams but be mindful of the sun’s effect on your precious skin. From cancerous spots to melanoma, the dangers of overexposure to the sun are obvious so it is super vital to protect the skin you are in no matter what. After all, you only have one! Take care of it with Sun Bum’s rad line up of products, West Coast approved!

Sun Bum SPF Spray and Lotion
Key Benefits:
·         Formulated with antioxidant, anti-aging Vitamin E
·         Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection
·         Waterproof and Sweatproof
·         Hypoallergenic, Paraben-Free and PABA-Free
·         Free of oils that clog pores and cause breakouts
·         Gluten-free and suitable for vegans

Also Available in classic Moisturizing Lotion Formula

Also, don’t forget after sun products:
Cool Down After Sun Hydrating Lotion or Gel

With ingredients like Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter, it protects the skin after being exposed to the sun and moisturizes it for a comfortable feel, without alcohol or parabens

Friday, July 11, 2014

Chic and Cool!

Cool down while looking chic! This summer, don’t let the heat ruin your look and use our fave tips riddled with picks to bounce back and regain that gorgeous summer glow.

Start your day off right…apply Sun Bum’s Continuous Spray SPF followed by Lumene’s Time Freeze CC Cream for a double dose of sun protection that is light and airy!

When you feel a bit hot and unable to cool down your body temperature, spritz on Sun Bum’s After Sun Cool Down Spray, which has moisturizing Shea Butter and Aloe Vera for an added kick. Throw your Sun Bum After Sun Cooling Gel in the fridge for an extra dose of ‘cool down’ and avoid any post-sun peeling skin!

SUN BUM Cool Down Continuous Spray Aloe Vera (6oz)

Throughout the day and for a quick refresher, use Lumene’s Sensitive Touch Cleansing Wipes, which is made with 100% Organic Arctic Linen Seed. It contains over 95% natural ingredients and is free from colorants, alcohol, fragrance, parabens, paraffin oil and silicones, which can further aggravate reddened and sensitive skin.

Make sure to keep hair off your face (which can trap bacteria and create a playground for those pesky irritations and zits) with Scunci’s Everyday & Actives Cool Fabric Headwrap or for a fashionable look, the Bun Wraps are the next best thing.

30% Off with Free Shipping and FREE RETURNS! Now through July 21st at Swimwear Anywhere!

Now is the perfect time to stock up on the latest, hottest swimwear!  Today through July 21, Swimwear Anywhere is offering 30% off with free shipping and free returns!  Choose several styles, order them all, try them on and keep what fits and flatters - and return the rest at no shipping cost to you.  It's a total win-win!

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014


A Mesh-Bottom Beach Bag for More Fun, Less Sand

Introducing the new Shake women’s tote, a mesh-bottom beach bag for more fun and less sand. Available on for $39.99, Shake was invented by celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn and Charlie Dougiello and was developed by Quirky’s online community.

Life’s a beach, but when sand gets into your bag… well, now that’s just a b*#%h. Shake totes are designed to keep your items in and the sand far away. The bags feature a reversible flap that can be pinned to either side, allowing you to reveal or conceal the netting at will. Flip the bottom flap to reveal mesh netting that keeps your beach swag in while you shake unwanted sand out. Its coated canvas repels water, its roomy interior includes a zippered pocket for valuables, and its soft plastic straps won’t slip off your shoulder.

Like all Quirky products, Shake was invented and influenced by real people like you. Avid summer surfers Charlie Dougiello and Spike Mendelsohn spend a lot of time at the beach, waging a constant war against sand in their stuff. To solve this problem once and for all, they co-designed a waterproof, mesh-bottom bag—and submitted it to Quirky. They still spend plenty of time in the sand, but bring a lot less of it home with them now.

Need to Shake things up even more? Check out the rest of the line for our men’schildren’s backpack, and clutch versions.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Gym Bag Must Haves!

Let’s face it we all wish going to the gym was as easy as putting on spandex and walking out the door. But these days, you need a few more items to make your next gym trip worthy. Try out these 4 gym-goer must haves:

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Currently Coveting: Boho-Chic Braid as seen on Emma Stone

Emma Stone’s effortlessly chic boho side braid is the perfect style for these sweltering Summer months. The beloved braid has been worn since the beginning of time, but it has recently taken on a more “undone” and laid back feel, perfect for keeping cool and still looking polished during all outdoor activities.

KeratinComplex International Creative Team member Abraham Sprinkle provides tips on how to easily recreate the look at home!

“The boho side braid trend is all about texture.  When creating texture, the most important step is priming the hair in order for the hair to react properly to later steps.  In the picture above, a loose disheveled braid is created by using a product that contains grip in order for the hair to look lived in and unpolished.”
  • Start by applying Keratin Complex Lift Off Root Amplifying Styling Gel to wet hair. 
  • A rough finger blow-dry will add to the imperfections needed.  
  • Making sure not to add tension when starting the braid to keep body throughout, take three unequal sections and begin braid on the far side of the nape.  
  • If hair is extremely fine, use a slight back comb technique and lightly mist with Keratin Complex Flex Flow Flexible Shaping Hairspray to give added grip.  
  • Begin loosely braiding and secure at the end.  
  • Once braid is complete, lightly mist the palm of the hand with Flex Flow and then run hands upward over the braid to release bits and add to the lived-in feel of a boho braid.