Thursday, November 27, 2014

Shopping Season Survival Kit!

The frenzy of the ultimate shopping season kicks off this month with Black Friday!!  Running around in crowds while checking off your holiday shopping list, means two things - getting frizzy and overheated. Don't lose your cool, Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths, and John Frieda Hair Care and Tools have got you covered. Make sure to tote these products in your hand bag this shopping season to keep yourself cool and your hair under control, on the go!

Ban Total Refresh Cooling Body Cloths Invigorate

John Freida Conair Ionic Brush

  • Deep shine silicone creates shine and smoothes flyaways to help reduce frizz
  • Tourmaline infused for intense shine
  • Advanced ionic technology for smooth style
  • Easy to grip and hold while styling
  • For all types, textures and hair lengths

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original Serum

  • Instantly and dramatically transforms dry, frizzy, or chemically-treated hair
  • Protects and prolongs the life of color treated hair
  • Delivering a layer of crystal-clear gloss for perfectly polished, frizz-resistant styles
  • Repels humidity to help prevent weather-related frizz; Contains sunscreen

John Frieda Frizz Ease Secret Weapon Touch-up Crème

  • Instantly camouflages imperfections
  • Leaves dull
  • dry hair shiny, soft & supple
  • Use anywhere, anytime

Monday, November 24, 2014

Fabulous Holiday Footwear from TOMS!

TOMS Shoes 

 Shop for the holidays at TOMS and help someone in need. With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One.®

Friday, November 21, 2014

30 of our favorite things (under $30!) from tarte cosmetics!

shop sweet dreams holiday 2014 collection - tarte cosmetics

Shop gifts that will surprise & delight, but on your wallet be light!
Be sure to grab these sets before they’re gone!

sweet dreams best-sellers collection, $19

ladies who lash limited-edition picture perfect™ eyelash curler, $19

power couple Amazonian clay blush & bronzer duo, $20

all eye need 5-piece skinny smolderEYES™ eyeliner set, $27

tarte now ships to Canada!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Accessory Sneak-Peek! Timepiece + Chain Bracelet = Orchard Gem Chain

Nationally known watch brand, RumbaTime has elevated the look of a traditional timepiece and styled it to be worn as jewelry for any occasion.

The Orchard Chain, launching mid-November, is a must-have for the fashion trendsetter looking for the next best statement piece. Can be worn alone or dress up a simple look by adding more bling and bangles.

  • $70 – Available in Crystal, Rose Smoke, Emerald and Black Diamond, wrapped with a chain link band and lobster clasp in IP plated silver, rose or yellow gold.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Elizabeth Arden on HSN November 20th!!

Elizabeth Arden’s best-selling Red Door fragrance will be available in a holiday gift set this Thursday, November 20th on HSN’s Beauty Report from 7-9pm. Go ahead, give the gift of luxury this holiday season, at a great value!

And there’s more! To snag Elizabeth Arden’s other coveted scent gift sets, like UNTOLD, Green Tea or the Fragrance Coffret featuring six sprays, visit

Elizabeth Arden Red Door Gift Set ($68)
Enjoy our classic, signature fragrance all day with this exclusive gift set that includes an Eau de Toilette spray as well as a luxurious body cream and a bath and shower gel. This mèlange of rich and rare florals creates a sensuous and sophisticated scent. A $100 value.

UNTOLD Gift Set ($85)
A luxurious and modern floral composition, UNTOLD celebrates the sophistication and intrigue of the multi-faceted modern woman. Sparkling Pink Pepper fused with crisp Bergamot expose her vibrant optimism and joyful spirit. This gift set includes an Eau de Perfume spray as well as a body cream, shower gel and the EDP replica. A $127 value.

Green Tea Gift Set ($39.50)
Green Tea, the fragrance that energizes the body, excites the senses and invigorates the spirit. This scent harmoniously intertwines natural ingredients to form an uplifting, revitalizing and balanced fragrance experience. Included in this gift set is a refreshing body lotion, energizing shower gel and a scent replica. A $54 value.


Elizabeth Arden Fragrance Coffret Gift Set ($38)
Can’t pick a favorite fragrance? This gift set includes six of our Eau de Toilette sprays featuring Green Tea, Red Door, Fifth Avenue, Pretty, Provocative and Green Tea Honeysuckle, so you don’t have to! A $56 value. 

Get The Look: Kelly Rutherford in Joe Fresh

Kelly Rutherford looked fresh and fabulous this past weekend at Free Arts NYC Kidsfest decked out in Joe Fresh!

For Kelly Rutherford's Look:

Joe Fresh Duffle Coat - $169
Joe Fresh Cashmere Turtleneck - $99
Joe Fresh Distressed Boyrfriend Jean - $49

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Get The Look with KMS California: Willow Shields

Willow Shields dazzled on the red carpet last night in a mermaid green, custom Christian Siriano dress with a long train. Celebrity hairstylist, Ryan Richman, states “It was such a glamorous dress that I wanted to offset it with a more natural feel to keep her look youthful.”  As a fun last minute decision Ryan decided to cut four inches off of Willow’s hair and add a soft undone wave.  Ryan then brushed her hair into a deep side part to add a touch of old Hollywood glamour. See below for steps from Ryan on how to get Willow’s look using KMS California.

On towel-dried hair, Ryan applied a few pumps of KMS California TAMEFRIZZ de-frizz oil.  This lightweight leave-in is a great detangler and prevents frizz, leaving the hair smooth.

Next, before blow drying each section, Ryan sprayed KMS California ADDVOLUME volumizing spray at the root for fullness and heat protection.

Ryan then blow dried 1" sections using a large boar bristle round brush and set with clips to maintain volume. After, he set a deep side part and curled 1" sections using a large barrel curling iron.  To achieve a soft uniform wave he wrapped and twisted Willow’s hair around the curling iron.

To set Willow’s hair, he applied KMS California HAIRSTAY medium hold spray to the brush and brushed the curl into a soft wave.  Adding hairspray to your brush before brushing will prevent fly-aways. He then finished off this look with an additional spray of KMS HAIRSTAY medium hold spray.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Gifts that Give Back – Ann Taylor St. Jude Elephant Charm Jewelry Collection

As part of Ann Taylor’s annual partnership with St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the brand has created a limited-edition elephant charm jewelry collection. Available in-stores and online, 50 percent of the purchase price will benefit St. Jude.

Ann Taylor has chosen the elephant because: 

  • Elephants are believed to bring good luck
  • Elephants have a high retentive memory; symbolic of the medical research performed at St. Jude
  • Elephants live in families, and if something happens to one family member, the community adopts the affected family for life; symbolic of how St. Jude takes care of families whose children are affected by deadly diseases
  • Elephants live for a very, very long time

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fabulous Holiday Party Jewelry - from Avon!

So excited to share these gorgeous jewelry pieces from AVON’s fall collection - absolutely perfect for your holiday party styling!  Check out these and the many other gorgeous pieces at

The Vince Camuto Reach New Heights Giveaway is now live!

Vote for your favorite look styled by the bloggers Girls Off Fifth and enter to win a pair of Vince Camuto boots! Enter for your chance to win here:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Kylie Effect

The lips, the eyes, the hair! Kylie Jenner has defintely rocked 2014 and what’s better than updating your makeup arsenal than by including some products that will help you achieve her style?  From conair to scunci and Smashbox to Lumene, try it out, you just might love it!

Lips: Small or not, lip liner is her main makeup focus. Get the look with Smashbox’s Always Sharp Lip Liner!

Skin: For heavy makeup, you would want a sheer coverage yet luminous BB or CC and look no further than Lumene! Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Cream

Eyes: Those gorge shadows? Look no further than the Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Eye Shadow for eyes:

Brows: Smashbox Brow Tech: absoutely lasts through anything!

Hair: Streekers and TouchBack Plus is the best for ever changing hair looks!

Saturday, November 08, 2014


On October 23, 2013 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC as the first and only filler to temporarily correct age-related volume loss in the cheek area in adults age 21 and over. It helps create a more youthful appearance to the face and provides natural-looking and long-lasting results - up to two years with optimal treatment.

As people age, the cheek area can lose volume, causing the cheeks to flatten out and the skin to droop and sag. Age-related facial volume loss is a growing need in the field of aesthetic medicine. The 2013 American Society for Dermatological Surgery (ASDS) Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Procedures revealed that one of the top reasons why people choose to undergo a cosmetic procedure is because they want to look as young as they feel, with sixty-one percent of respondents most bothered by sagging facial skin.

  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is a non-surgical treatment option that is performed in the physician’s office. 
  • JUVEDERM VOLUMA ® XC is a gel that is injected into the cheek area to gently lift the skin. It temporarily corrects age-related volume loss in the cheek area helps create a more youthful appearance to the face. 
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is made from a modified form of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural complex sugar that occurs within the body. 
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is made with Allergan’s proprietary VYCROSS™ technology, an advanced manufacturing process that results in a smooth gel that flows easily and consistently. The unique formulation in JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC contributes to the lift capacity and to the duration of the product.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC also contains a small amount of lidocaine which helps to numb the treatment area during the injection procedure. 
  • The side effects observed in more than five percent of patients in the clinical trial included temporary injection-site tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. Most were moderate in severity and resolved within two to four weeks. 
  • The JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® formulation without lidocaine was first introduced in Europe in 2005.  JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® with lidocaine was first introduced outside the U.S., in 2009. As of Aug, 31, 2013, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® with lidocaine (branded as Juvéderm VOLUMA® XC in the U.S.) is distributed in 72 countries, including markets in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Asia Pacific region, and Canada. The JUVÉDERM® family of products, including JUVÉDERM® Ultra and Ultra Plus are marketed and sold in 85 countries outside the United States.
  • JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the latest product offering from the JUVÉDERM® family of products, the number one prescribed dermal filler brand in the United States. 
  • For further product information and important safety information please visit 

Friday, November 07, 2014

Prereqs for Plastic Surgery

Surgeon Says a Little Care in Planning Can Avert a Nightmare
Thankfully, society’s understanding of plastic surgery has matured as the practice has demonstrated its ability to improve human well-being, says board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Zannis.
“Decades ago, I think it’s fair to say there was a stigma that plastic surgery was for those with too much money and vanity, but now it’s known to help people who have perfectly healthy reasons to alter their bodies -- from breast cancer survivors to people with breathing obstructions,” says Zannis, head of the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery, (
“However, plastic surgery is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States, and some of the doctors performing these procedures are not certified,” Zannis says. “Their patients are at risk not only of botched surgeries, but of undergoing unnecessary procedures for the wrong reasons.”
Zannis, who studied art and art history in Florence, Italy, says context is extremely important in plastic surgery. He offers his prerequisites for plastic and cosmetic surgery.
•  Don’t undergo a procedure that makes you unrecognizable, unless you’re correcting disfigurement. Whether you want to gain more confidence because you’ve recently reentered the dating scene or you’ve decided upon aesthetic improvements for your career, there’s something distinctly American about continued self-improvement throughout one’s life. Recently, actress Renee Zellweger shocked much of the public with her new, post-surgical look.
“Zellweger has since stated that she embraces her new look, adding that change is the purpose of her surgery,” Zannis says. “However, many patients prefer to remain recognizable to their friends and family. Make sure to choose a procedure with a surgeon who grasps the idea of undergoing improvements while maintaining a recognizable appearance.”
•  Board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery is a must! Just like everyone else, doctors want to make money. In many cases, doctors aren’t required to be certified to inject Botox or perform other procedures. We’ve all heard the plastic surgery nightmares, which are often caused by a botched surgery, a surgeon who didn’t explain to the patient the overall change to a face with oversized lips, or a combination of the two.
•  Do it for your own reasons and not someone else’s. It’s one thing to seek breast enhancement in order to boast one’s own confidence; it’s another to do  so to please a boyfriend.
“It’s your body,” Zannis says. “You will have to deal with the consequences of a larger chest for the rest of your life. Be clear that you are the one who wants to change your body.”
•  Avoid the rabbit hole of too much cosmetic surgery. You don’t have to have a single bad surgery to miss the mark of your intended self-improvement. It’s possible to get several excellent procedures done with a result of diminishing returns.
“If you think your nose could be better or you’d like help eliminating fat in places that, no matter how much you diet and exercise, simply will not go away, then a procedure may be in order,” Zannis says. “And, you may want multiple procedures done. If this is the case, keep in mind the overall picture of what you’re going for.”

About Dr. John Zannis
Dr. John Zannis is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He studied human biology and studio art at Stanford University and medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Zannis received his formal training in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at Wake Forest University under the guidance of world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Louis Argenta. During this time, he performed more than 5,000 surgical procedures and covered all aspects of plastic surgery. He has given numerous national academic presentations and keeps abreast of the latest technologies in plastic surgery at symposia across the country. His studies in art and art history in Florence, Italy cultivated a passion for the Renaissance and geniuses of that time, such as Leonardo DaVinci, which continues to inspire and inform his practice of surgery.

Fall Beauty Trends Inspired by New York Fashion Week

Rock New York Fashion Week style with these great products!

Berry stained lips
This look can be easily achieved with Burt’s Bees Lip Crayons. All 6 crayons are moisture rich and come in creamy matte colors. They are perfect for everyday use or a night out.

Dewy skin
Who can resist glow-y fresh skin? No one. This look was pretty much everywhere last week and we were loving it. Accomplish this look with Satin Smooth Brightening Ultra Bloom Serum. This serum will not only moisturize the skin but will help with fading dark spots and increase cell turnover – you’ll be glowing in no time.

Bed head
The easiest look we have all grown to love, while its simple and easy, it has also grown to be such a “chic” look. Needless to say – we can’t get enough. Our favorite product to achieve this look is Lavett & Chin Sea Salt Texturizing Spray. Spray on to damp hair and you are ready to go.

Holiday Hair from KMS California by Sonna Brado

KMS California Artistic Director, Sonna Brado shows how to style waterfall braids in your hair while keeping the rest of your hair texturized and fun. This look will go great with any cocktail dress for a holiday party. 

First, prep hair with KMS California FREESHAPE 2-in-1 styling + finishing spray for heat protection.

Then, iron curl hair into barrel curls for movement with a 2-in curling iron. Starting at the front hairline take a square section of hair and divide into two parts, cross over two times and begin adding hair into the middle of the two strands. You can create as many rows as you would like!

Spray in KMS California HAIRPLAY playable texture  for soft hold and a workable, moldable texture. Finger tease the hair holding on to the ends while softly pushing the hair back on itself. This will create soft volume and wave in the ends of the hair.

Finish with KMS California HAIRSTAY dry xtreme hairspray for a long lasting hold.

How Your Favorite Breakfast Ingredients Have Taken Over Your Beauty Routine

Experts say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day for your mind, body and overall wellness but did you know that many ingredients from our favorite morning dishes are great for your skin and hair care? In the spirit of National Breakfast Month this September, here are some of the newest ways to enjoy some of the most beloved breakfast ingredients well into your day and treat your skin and hair without the calories!

Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo & Conditioner 

It’s time to think outside the bowl. As much as we love a steaming bowl of oatmeal in the morning, this whole-grain powerhouse is ready to get off the table and into your haircare routine! Weleda’s Oat Replenishing Shampoo and Conditioner contains organic oat extract to help strengthen hair and reduce breakage and split ends. The formula also provides intensive moisture, a smooth surface and maximum shine. Ideal for all hair types, this hair care system contains 89% organic ingredients.

Innovative Skincare Warming Honey Cleanser 

Often known as a favorite sweetener for your morning tea and oatmeal, honey also is no stranger to skincare. Harnessing the power of natural honey, papaya enzymes and green tea extracts, Innovative Skincare’s Warming Honey Cleanser gently warms upon application, providing a sensational cleansing experience. It exfoliates and cleanses the skin while protecting the skin's natural ceramide barrier.

Feeling Beautiful Pink Grapefruit Facial Exfoliating Scrub 

Love topping off breakfast with some grapefruit? Incorporate the natural exfoliating properties of grapefruit’s enzymes with Feeling Beautiful’s Pink Grapefruit Facial Exfoliating Scrub. This non-abrasive scrub with Pink Grapefruit bursts onto skin, sloughing off dead skin cells that make skin look dull.

L’Dara Advanced Anti-Aging Serum 

Goji berries are all over the breakfast menu! You can find them in teas, smoothies, muffins, scones or even raw, but have you ever put them on your skin? The new L’dara Advanced Anti-Aging Serum contains goji berry extract, which calms inflammation, protects with antioxidants and hyaluronic acid for improved hydration. Get more bang for your beauty buck by pressing pressure points on your face during application to improve lymphatic drainage, reduce puffiness and soothe achy sinuses.

Glow-ology Smile.Wish.Believe. Hand Balm 

The quintessential breakfast topping is also a pampering skin ingredient in this luxurious hand balm from Glow-ology. This pure shea butter balm with natural alpha-hydroxy acids provides long-lasting moisture with skin-loving ingredients like sugar maple while softening and exfoliating dry rough skin. Dermatologist-tested for sensitive skin.

Environ Intensive Hydrating Oil Capsules 

For tea-lovers a morning is not complete without a steaming mug of this beloved brew. An anti-inflammatory from the inside out, green tea extract is a powerful anti-oxidant that calms skin and helps promote and protect the skin cell renewal process when applied topically. Environ’s Hydrating Oil Capsules offer single use caps that energize and hydrate tired, dry skin with proteins, vitamins, herbal extracts like Rosemary Leaf and powerful antioxidants like Green Tea—leaving skin moisturized and soft.

Konstantina Tzovolou launches luxury footwear collection

Introducing, a high-end footwear brand designed specifically for today’s modern, fashion-forward female consumer, the KONSTANTINA TZOVOLOU fall 2014 collection combines femininity with refined elegance. Combining modern silhouettes with the perfect amount of edginess, the KONSTANTINA TZOVOLOU debut collection features styles to suit every personality and occasion – from a day at the office to a night on the town. 

Handcrafted from the finest materials in Italy, the collection is available in women’s U.S. sizes 6 to 11. Konstantina created this collection of luxury footwear for the trendsetter of any age that has a flair for style and a taste for luxury and finesse. 

Each style truly combines all elements of femininity, from sexy and playful to girly and chic.  The collection is now available on with more retailers to come this year. Launched in November 2013, KONSTANTINA TZOVOLOU is a San Francisco-based luxury footwear brand that epitomizes the personality and youthful style of its founder and Academy of Art University graduate, Konstantina Tzovolou.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Helena Christensen: Creative Director of deadofnight

Helena Christensen partners with ERH1012 as Creative Director for the launch of their debut fragrance, deadofnight.

Artisanal perfumery, ERH1012 creates deadofnight, a captivating new perfume oil featuring the hypnotic ingredient, Oudh.  A compelling scent for men and women, ingredients for deadofnight, including signature Oudh, are all harvested from one of the world’s only sustainable plantations located in Southeast Asia.

Model, photographer, and writer, Helena Christensen, shapes the brand’s identity as Creative Director, and legendary nose Christophe Laudamiel brings the fragrance to life. “When I first smelled a sample of the fragrance, I thought it was the most incredible, intoxicating divine scent,” explains Helena. “I immediately knew I wanted to be on board. It has been a few years now, and we finally have it out.” 

Reef Has You Covered for Boots this Winter!

Looks like winter is on its way!  With the temps dropping and wet weather on the way it's definitely time to get serious about winter footwear.   Reef has a fantastic selection of styles, from ankle boots to midcalf boots, and knee-high boots to leather and shearling.  You're sure to find a style that is perfect for you this season!  Check out the great selection of boots at Reef!

GET THE LOOK: Miranda Lambert in Old Gringo Boots

Miranda Lambert took home an impressive 4 out of 9 awards at the recent Country Music Awards! The days leading up to her big night, she was suited and booted up in Old Gringo Boots!

NASHVILLE, TN: Gearing up for the CMAs, Miranda Lambert took time out of her busy schedule to spend time with a few four legged friends to promote the partnership of her foundation Muttnation and Pedigree, and during an appearance on Good Morning America. Per usual, the Grammy award winning singing kept it casual for the day, accessorizing her denim ensemble with non other than Old Gringo Boots. This is just one of many times Lambert has proudly worn Old Gringo, so it’s no surprise she’s seen here wearing the brands latest, the Belinda. Fans can grab their own pair of Old Gringo boots at 

WHO: Miranda Lambert 

WHAT: Old Gringo Boots - “Belinda” (seen in black on Miranda Lambert) 

photo courtesy of Getty Images

Driven by a deep rooted passion and extraordinary boot making skills, Old Gringo boots are the nation's most coveted boots. Styles emblazoned with exemplary embroidery, edgy studs, and even Swarovski crystals, make these enviable boots stand out amongst other well-known boot designers. Unique designs as well as Old Gringo's commitment to providing top quality, hand crafted pieces, keeps their boots on the shopping lists of top celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Rooney Mara, Grace Potter, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift.