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$25 OFF $75 at Lane Bryant!

If there is one thing I love to do, it’s hook you curvy ladies up! Lane Bryant wants to hook you up too! They’re offering this amazing Inside Curve Gift Cheque! Print it out here and for more info. Are you a member of Inside Curve yet? I am! Join today!! You get exclusive Lane Bryant coupons, tips, and more.

You can even join them on Facebook, like them and you’ll be entered to win a $250 gift card once they reach 80,000 fans! Fun!

If you’re going to BlogHer in NYC, look for me. I’ll have these Gift Cheques on hand and I’d love to chat with you about Lane Bryant.


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Blogger Q&A: Amelia

Amelia
Boston, MA
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Who is your favorite fashion designer and why?

My favorite designer changes with each season, as I constantly see my perspective on style and fashion change. Marc Jacobs is a consistent favorite and I love what the Rodarte sisters do, as well. However, right now, I am crushing on a local designer from Boston, Millie Bautista, who after seeing her clothing first hand, has converted me into an instant fan. She works with textures in a creative way to add interest to very basic pieces, such as a black sheath dress. I like designers who can make clothing look like art, but still feel like something you could wear with your friends out to brunch.

What is the one fashion accessory/item you can’t live without?

I love this simple silver ring from Bali that one of my students gave me as a Valentine’s Day Gift. I love accessories that have a story attached to it, as it makes it more interesting when someone asks you, “Where did you get that?”

If you were allowed to create a beauty product, what would it be and what would you name it?

Great Question! I’d make a hair product that made sure every girl with curly hair had perfect frizz-free curls everyday! I’d call it, “Amelia’s Miracle!”

If you only had 10 minutes to pack for a fashion extravaganza in your favorite city, what would you bring and where would it be?

A black dress with a scoop neck to reveal the sexy collar bone/neck, black tights to elongate the legs, black platform pumps, a cocktail ring, and Nars lipstick in Red Lizard in Paris, of course. Oh! And I’d bring along my iPod to play a pre-party music mix!

Do you live by a fashion philosophy or quote? What is it?

“Dress for where you wish you could be, not where you are going.” My mom has always taught me through her own style that fashion is not only about self-expression, but about telling a story. Usually, that story is based in some sort of fairy tale/dream.

Perricone Cold Plasma Deluxe Sample Tube & Giveaway!

We have a winner!!
(The winner was randomly selected using random.org.)

And the winner is Martina! Congrats!!

Do you have wrinkles, enlarged pores, dryness, redness, discoloration, uneven skin tone, impurities, loss of firmness, loss of smoothness, and loss of radiance? (I don’t know about you, but I have a few of these!)

Do you love free samples? (I do! I do!)

Do you love Perricone MD? (Of course!)

Now, let’s combine them together…How would you like a FREE Cold Plasma Deluxe Sample Tube by Perricone MD? Let’s fight those 10 visible signs of aging! All you have to do is go here and pay the $4.95 shipping fee.

And you know that’s not all. I love my loyal readers way too much! Here’s your chance to win a full-size jar of their best seller Cold Plasma for the Face ($150 value)!

To enter you must do BOTH:

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For an extra entry:

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Rules: Must be 18 years or older, a U.S. or Canadian resident, and only one entry per household (unless tweeting for extra entry). Giveaway ends 08/11/10 12pm PST.
Good Luck!


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Contest Closed!!

Beauty Buzz: Two Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection

It’s no secret that I’m not a makeup guru when it comes to eye shadow. I always stare in amazement at my cousin’s makeup. She’s amazing and can create the perfect eye.

One day I will learn how to create the perfect eye! So, until then, I think I need to buy the Too Faced Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection. Seriously? Isn’t this delish? It even comes with a tutorial, for gals like me. I got an email from Sephora today and it’s selling this $73 value for $35! Need it now!

Do you own this Too Faced palette?


Beauty Buzz: Beach Tousled Waves


WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - JULY 02: Actress Jessica Simpson attends the grand opening of the Casino Club at The Greenbrier on July 2, 2010 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)


Do you want those beach tousled waves without going to the beach? This is one of my favorite hairstyles. It’s a simple style and it’s the classic “California Girl” look. There are even products out there specifically made for “beach waves.” Doesn’t Jessica Simpson look lovely?

I found this easy tutorial on eHow:

Step 1 Wash and condition hair

– don’t over condition!

Step 2 Apply hair product, such as Frederick Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves all over hair. Blow dry hair

using fingers only, scrunching as your dry.

Step 3 If you need extra curl, take a medium barrel curling iron and curl only the top of hair, starting mid-shaft.

Step 4 Flip hair upside down and toss hair with fingers to loosen curls. Spray a fine layer of hairspray and flip back. Use fingers to “tame” down any wild strands. Beautiful!

  • Step 2

    Apply hair product, such as Frederick Fekkai Summer Hair Beach Waves all over hair. Blow dry hair

    using fingers only, scrunching as your dry.

  • Step 3

    If you need extra curl, take a medium barrel curling iron and curl only the top of hair, starting mid-shaft.

  • Step 4

    Flip hair upside down and toss hair with fingers to loosen curls. Spray a fine layer of hairspray and flip back. Use fingers to “tame” down any wild strands. Beautiful!

  • Above tips found here.

    Video: Mini-Haul and Update

    Why does YouTube capture this image as the thumbnail? LOL Anyways, I said it’s short, but it’s about 10 minutes you’ll never get back! hahahahaha…wait should I be putting down my own video? Oh well, if you can’t laugh at yourself…well you know!

    Bank Breaker V$. Bargain

    Most of us dream of carrying a hot designer bag on our arm. But, what if you can’t afford one? I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford those high priced beauties. I get out there and find a designer-inspired handbag. I found this gorgeous Lanvin Amalia bag, but it’s going to cost you $3,105.00 at Barney’s New York. Now, that’s a “Bank Breaker!” Scroll down to find out where the “Bargain” bag comes from.


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    The “Bargain” bag is the Audrey Leatherette bag from Forever 21 and costs a whopping $22.80. It’s definitely inspired by Lanvin’s design with it’s quilted look, front pocket, and its chain and ribbon wrapped handle.

    Would you buy the “Bargain” bag?

    NYC Here I Come!


    I'm  going

    I am super excited to announce that I will be attending the BlogHer 2010 Conference as a volunteer! This has made my year! Just to get the opportunity to see some of the faces behind all of these amazing blogs is an honor.

    I am still trying to figure out the financial aspect of actually getting there, but if there is a will…there is a way. Right?

    If any of you know of a company that would like to sponsor me or if you are a company that would like to sponsor me, please contact me.

    Thanks!!

    Wish List: Love Ady via Bloomingdales

    I love when I come across a plus-size line that I’ve never heard of. Like today, I was browsing Bloomindales.com and I saw this really cute line named “Love Ady.” I know…I’m so late on these things sometimes. I fell head-over-heels, for these pieces. And they’re on sale here!

    So, please spill the beans! I want to know more about this line-quality and fit please. I couldn’t find a web site or anything.


    OOTD: Back to Basics

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    If there is one thing I love about shopping, it’s getting more bang for my buck. By this, I mean buying a lot of basics that I can rework into other outfits. I love this gray vest and simple black cotton dress. They can be worn with many different pieces that already exist in my bargainista wardrobe. You’ll probably be seeing a lot more of them. This entire outfit cost around $30. Yay bargains!! How many versatile pieces do you have in your closet?

    Vest: Marshalls
    Dress: Ross
    Shoes: Target
    Necklace: Kohls