It doesn’t hurt that most of them can be worn as crossbody bags which is a bonus in my book. Especially, since I need my hands free for shopping. The Coral Leather Lock Handle Bag is divine, but for $110, I might need to find a cheaper alternate. Unless I can get my hands on some coupon codes (hint, hint).
Roaman’s®, a Redcats USA plus-size women’s apparel brand, announces the launch of their “All About You…All About Savings” campaign. They are featuring a “new look that showcases feminine to glam at affordable prices.”
“We want to be the fashion magazine and website that women go to for must-have products, styling tips and fashion advice,” said Blanca Vera, SVP, General Brand Manager for Roaman’s®. “Customers will still find all of their favorites, along with a selection of new styles from dressy to casual that fit every woman’s lifestyle.”
And to celebrate they are offering you, the curvy shopper, 30% off one item when you place an order on their web site using coupon code RD31446 (valid through 2/14/11). Don’t you just love coupons?! What will you buy?
Beauty and Fashion lovers rejoice! Spend $150 at Beauty.com and receive this glamourous Marchesa designed beauty bag filled with goodies as a gift with purchase.
Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig designed this luxurious black fabric exterior with tiers of ruffles and a dramatic bow, with a silky ballet-pink interior.
“This season we wanted to create a beauty bag that could double as a chic day or night clutch. The draped bow detail and ruffles are Marchesa signatures and the classic noir finish will go with any outfit. We also made it roomy enough for even the most extensive beauty collection, so you can carry everything or nothing at all and still look chic regardless of where you go.”
—Marchesa co-founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig.
Included in the bag, along with a $10 gift card, is 17 deluxe samples:
1. Juice Beauty® Reflecting Gloss in Organic Fig
2. Urban Decay™ De-Slick in a Tube
3. Fekkai Advanced™ Brilliant Glossing Shampoo
4. Nick Chavez® Amazon Infinity Mist
5. Exuviance® Rejuvenating Treatment Masque
6. Borghese Crema Saponetta Cleansing Face & Body Bar
7. Origins Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash
8. GoSmile® Touch Up® Watermelon Mint
9. Laura Geller Wonder Wand Eye Brightener
10. Darphin PREDERMINE Firming Wrinkle Repair Serum
11. bareMinerals® Original Foundation in Medium Beige with Brush
12. Bliss® FatGirlSlim™ Skin Firming Cream
13. Dr. Dennis Gross™ Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel
14. Clean™ Warm Cotton Eau de Perfume
15. Jonathan Product™ Finish Control™ High Shine Aerosol Hairspray
16. Phyto™ Phytocitrus Restructuring Mask
17. Alterna® Bamboo Smooth Pure Kendi Oil Pure Treatment Oil
A few months ago, I was lucky enough to try out a few pieces courtesy of JMS and I am pleasantly surprised at not only the great quality but, the price point. All the designs above range from $13.99-$19.99 and a lot of them make great basics and layering pieces. I actually have the JMS EasyDressing Sweater Coat in black and I love it!
In fact, I have an extra pair of the Just My Size – Womens Plus Pull-On Denim Jeggings (left) in a size 18/20 to give away! (FYI…these do run 1-2 sizes big)
To Enter: Leave a comment, along with a valid email address, below telling me how you’d style these jeggings.
For an extra entry: “Like” them on Facebook. Leave a separate comment stating you’ve done this.
Rules: Must be a U.S. resident, 18 years or older, and winner will be chosen on 2/2/11 using Random.Org. Only one entry per person, unless using the 1 extra entry.
Disclaimer: I was NOT financially compensated for this post. Although, the items were gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion.
As I write this, the snow has already begun to fall in the Northeast. Brrrr…I love the snow, but what I’ve heard about this storm is not appealing. So, what does any fashionista do in the snow? Put on fabulous snow boots of course! As a California girl, I’ve never owned a pair of snow boots. The closest I’ve gotten to any cold weather boots are my trusty Uggs. Sad, I know.
If I had to choose a free pair, I’d definitely take these Aquatalia boots for a whopping $450 or this Yves Saint Laurent boot that’s on sale for $675! I said if they were free! I wouldn’t pay that much for boots! What’s the most you’ve paid for snow boots? Was it worth it?
Regardless of your snow boot style, just promise me you’ll stay warm out there!
KleanSpa is a company that is dedicated to sharing their gift of “scentual discovery with others by providing luxurious and refreshing products.” Products that are “high quality, competitively-priced, naturally-focused, while pleasing the body, nose and spirit.”
Of course the mist isn’t the only thing I’ve fallen in love with. Thanks to KleanSpa, I was given a “Taste” of KleanSpa gift set ($34.50) to try out. ((Enter to win your own set below!)) This included the Sugar Body Polish in Let it Snow, the Whipped Shea Body Butter in Perfect Pumpkin, and the Mist in Roasted Nut & Orange Peel. Seriously, I just want to eat it all…BUT YOU CAN’T! It’s not edible. Oh darn!
And you don’t have to buy these products in a set. The Sugar Body Polish ($13.50) , Whipped Shea Body Butter ($12.50), Mist ($10.50), and more are sold separately at delicious prices. I might just have to try out their Bath Syrup ($7) or KleanSpa Candle ($9).
Their ingredients consist of items like shea butter/oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, green tea powder, and more. MOST of their ingredients are natural…but, where it’s impossible to find a substitute, they do use a fragrance oil. And all products are always human tested first and they use a non-paraben preservative.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area you can stop by their Burbank or Santa Monica locations for their monthly Blending Bash where you can “Kreate” your own signature fragrance for only $35!
At the Bash, you will personally work with Jennifer (the owner) to create your own signature fragrance. Then you will make a 1/3oz Roll-on Perfume and a 4oz Lotion (or a bath Syrup in the Santa Monica store). Sounds like fun! Hmmmm…wonder what I’ll call my signature scent?
Giveaway: Here’s your chance to win your very own “Taste” of KleanSpa Gift Set valued at $34.50!
To enter, go to the KleanSpa web site HERE and tell me which scents you’ll choose in the polish, butter, and mist if you win as a comment below. Make sure to leave a valid email address or twitter i.d.
For extra entries:
*Make sure you add the extra entries as a separate comment, will not count if they are not a separate comment. This means no more than 3 comments per person. Only open to valid U.S. residents and you must be 18 years or older to enter. Winner will be chosen using Random.org on February 1st, 2011.
Disclaimer: I was NOT financially compensated for this post, although the items were gifted. The above is my true and honest opinion.
I don’t know how many times I’ve expressed my love for Anthropologie; only to be so disappointed with their lack of plus sizes. I am such a fan of the vintage and romantic vibe I get from their clothes, but I’m definitely not a fan of their prices.
If you feel the same way I do, then you’re going to love the designs from Ruche! At first glance you think it’s just straight sizes, but they have a “Curvy Plus” section, sizes 1X-3X. Great romantic designs for a romantic dinner with the love of your life! I’m just sayin’!
Ok, I admit I’ve never worn their clothes, but I think I just might make a purchase to find out what the quality and fit is like. Oh…did I mention their price point is super reasonable? If you’ve purchased from Ruche please share!!
Here are my picks below:
COVERGIRL encompasses beauty and glamour on the inside and out! And as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary, they want you to know that “Every woman is a COVERGIRL!”
I found out exactly what it means to be a true COVERGIRL. All thanks to an exclusive invite to their star studded 50th Anniversary party at BOA in Los Angeles! And there’s no better way to get red carpet ready, other than an exclusive “primping party” at The London hotel.
With a glass of champagne in hand, Besma from Frederic Fekkai Salon styled my hair with products from the Fekkai luxury product line. She was awesome! I had the chance to chat with a fellow bloggers and enjoy the amazing view from the suite’s patio; all while hosting my first ever Twitter Party!
I made my way over to the amazing make up artist Toby Fleischman. Not only was she crazy talented, she was so nice! She used the new NatureLuxe Silk Foundation, COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Corrector, COVERGIRL and Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush, LashBlast Fusion Mascara, Eye Enhancers 1-Kit Shadow, and new COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick on me. I was in love with my look of the night! I honestly didn’t even feel like I was wearing makeup. It was all so light, but it had great coverage and the lipstick was “perfection.”
Celebrities on hand were Queen Latifah, Dania Ramirez, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift, Selena Gonzalez, Mario Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Riley, Ana de la Reguera, Cory Monteith, Kendra Wilkinson, Lauren Conrad, Niki Taylor, Portia De Rossi, Rachel Hunter, Sam Ronson, Sophia Bush, and Whitney Port…to name a few. I even bumped into a few celebs unknowingly.
Check out myCOVERGIRL, now featured on facebook.com/covergirl, it offers women the opportunity to star in their own COVERGIRL video or advertisement, with exclusive chances to win free makeup and once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Ellen DeGeneres, Taylor Swift, Queen Latifah or Drew Barrymore. In addition, COVERGIRL will donate $1 to the U.S. Make A Wish Foundation® for every COVERGIRL who joins – up to a $50,000 donation.
I can’t say I’m a regular at Fred Segal, like Miss Rihanna here, but I do love that necklace. So of course, I found you all a few alternatives. (Click on the pendant for shopping info)
What do you think? Which necklace would you rock? I love the first one…of course! It’s by Betsey Johnson.
Stunning Australian model Teer Wayde models some of her favorite pieces from the Simply Be lingerie line. She’s wearing the Naturally Close Control body and the Naturally Close Pack of two plunge bras in Navy and Coral. I might have to check these pieces out. And why haven’t I heard of her before? Hopefully we see more of her here in the U.S.
Although, we are still in the middle of winter, it’s never too early to start thinking about spring! Especially, when China Glaze brings us 12 amazing colors like these in their new nautically-inspired collection.
“These bold and confident brights are reminiscent of a carefree natural getaway, with soft ethereal hues that inspire leisurely thoughts of sand and sea.”-China Glaze
Colors in the collection include:
· Life Preserver: Highly pigmented and luxurious poppy crème.
· Hey Sailor: Vibrant crème red.
· Ahoy!: Delightfully intense pink that flashes with reflective glass speck.
· First Mate: Sophisticated and rich navy crème.
· Starboard: Hip and playful green crème.
· Lighthouse: Multi-dimensional, bright yellow glass speck.
· White Cap: Whimsical and sparkling multi-dimensional white.
· Pelican Gray: High shine, cool toned grey crème.
· Sea Spray: Calming pale blue crème.
· Below Deck: A flirty mix of taupe and violet.
· Sunset Sail: Delightful peachy pink high shine crème.
· Knotty: Micro-particle beige shimmer.
China Glaze is free of DBP, toluene, and added formaldehyde.
China Glaze nail lacquers are available through salons and professional beauty supply stores nationwide. For more information, visit: www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChinaGlaze
This year, beauty giant COVERGIRL cosmetics commemorates its 50th anniversary and that every woman is a COVERGIRL!
Last night, I had the extreme honor of being an honorary COVERGIRL by attending an exclusive “Primping Party” and Hollywood Red Carpet party! Don’t worry my full recap is coming soon! But, I did want to share the looks that COVERGIRL’s Queen Latifah, Taylor Swift, Drew Barrymore, Ellen DeGeneres, and Dania Ramirez were rocking on the red carpet as told by their makeup artists for the night.
Queen Latifah – by Celebrity Makeup Artist D’Andre Michael
Queen Latifah’s wardrobe for the show varied between Black, Hot Pink and Turquoise Blue so I wanted to give here a look that accentuated the eyes.
I started by using COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Compact Foundation<http://www.
covergirl.com/beauty-products/ face-makeup/foundation-makeup/ queen-natural-hue-compact- foundation> in Golden Honey and set it with COVEGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Pressed Powder<http://www.covergirl. com/beauty-products/face- makeup/powder-makeup/queen- natural-hue-pressed-powder> in Brown Bronze 1.
For the eyes, I started by applying COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.
covergirl.com/beauty-products/ eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky- shadow-blast> in Onyx Smoke (black color) on eyelid and under the lower lash. Doing this allows you to blend your darker shadows into a softer color. I then used COVERGIRL Queen Collection 1-Kit Eyeshadow<http://www. covergirl.com/beauty-products/ eye-makeup/eyeshadow/queen-1- kit> in Black Tie over the Onyx Smoke and blended it above the crease of the lid. I did this to intensify the color and set the Smoky ShadowBlast. I lined the inner bottom eyelid for depth with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www. covergirl.com/beauty-products/ eye-makeup/eye-liner/ liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Black Fire. To finish the eyes I applied 2 coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Waterproof Mascara<http://www.covergirl. com/beauty-products/eye- makeup/mascara/lashblast- volume-blasting-mascara> in Very Black.
For Queen’s lips, I offset the smokey eye with a lavender lip gloss. Try COVERGIRL ShineBlast<http://www.
covergirl.com/beauty-products/ lip-makeup/lipgloss/ shineblast-lipgloss> in Dazzle. By doing lighter colored lips, this allows her eyes would stand out.
I accentuated Queen’s cheeks with a light powder blush to add a hint of color and tone. To complete Queen’s overall look I brushed COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer<http://www.covergirl.
com/beauty-products/face- makeup/bronzer/queen-natural- hue-bronzer> in Brown Bronze for a soft and subtle glow.
Taylor Swift- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Lorrie Turk
We decided to go for a fresh, pretty beauty look for Taylor for the People’s Choice Awards and the COVERGIRL 50th Anniversary Party. She opted for a slight departure from her signature bright red lip for more of an orangy-red, which added a pop of color to complement the light color of the dress.
I prepped her face with COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer<http://www.covergirl.
com/beauty-products/face- makeup/foundation-makeup/ simply-ageless-serum-primer> and applied COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation<http://www. covergirl.com/beauty-products/ face-makeup/foundation-makeup/ natureluxe-foundation> in Alabaster with a brush and blended with a sponge. You can also apply the foundation by mixing it in your palm and applying directly with your fingers. The foundation gave Taylor a polished finish.
On her eyes, I used COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www.
covergirl.com/beauty-products/ eye-makeup/eye-liner/ liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Black Fire to create the minimal winged liner. We didn’t want to make the eyes too dramatic since we were focusing on a bright lip. I finished the eyes by curling her lashes and applying COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume<http://www.covergirl. com/beauty-products/eye- makeup/mascara/lashblast- volume-blasting-mascara> in Black.
Taylor’s lips were the standout of the look. I first used COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lip Liner<http://www.covergirl.
com/beauty-products/lip- makeup/lip-liner/lip- perfection-lip-liner> in Passion to line her lips and also help the color stay through the night. I then finished the lip by applying COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick<http://www.covergirl. com/beauty-products/lip- makeup/lip-color/lip- perfection-lipstick> in Flame.
Drew Barrymore- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Debra Ferullo
Inspiration: It all started obviously with her dress. It was a gorgeous orange color that reminded us of the French Riviera so I wanted to create a fresh, dewy look.
On Drew’s skin I created a luxurious polished finish with COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Silk Foundation<http://www.
covergirl.com/beauty-products/ face-makeup/foundation-makeup/ natureluxe-foundation> and then warmed up her cheeks by applying COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush<http://www.covergirl. com/beauty-products/face- makeup/blush/simply-ageless- sculpting-blush> in Lush Berry for a natural sun-kissed glow.
For her eyes, we wanted to create some depth, but nothing too strong, so I created a wash of bronzes and plums using COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www.
covergirl.com/beauty-products/ eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky- shadow-blast> in Bronze Fire all the way up to the browbone and under the eye and COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www. covergirl.com/beauty-products/ eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky- shadow-blast> in Purple Plume. I then lined her eyes with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www. covergirl.com/beauty-products/ eye-makeup/eye-liner/ liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Brown Blaze and smudged it with my finger to create depth but without harsh lines. I finished the eyes with 2 coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume<http://www.covergirl. com/beauty-products/eye- makeup/mascara/lashblast- volume-blasting-mascara> Mascara.
Lastly I applied COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm<http://www.covergirl.com/
beauty-products/lip-makeup/ lipgloss/natureluxe-gloss-balm> in Anemone on her lips to complete the fresh look.
Ellen Degeneres- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Heather Currie
Since this party was representing 50 years of COVERGIRL, I wanted Ellen to have a classic, clean, and beautiful look. At the same time, because she has such vibrant eyes, I wanted to do something sexy and smoky to add a little glamour.
I began the process by prepping her skin with COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer<http://www.covergirl.
com/beauty-products/face- makeup/foundation-makeup/ simply-ageless-serum-primer>. I like to use the primer because it hydrates the skin and helps the foundation to last longer.
Next I used the COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Foundation<http://www.
covergirl.com/beauty-products/ face-makeup/foundation-makeup/ simply-ageless-foundation>. Ellen is a little tan right now so I used the foundation in Warm Beige, but normally I use Buff Beige on her.
I like to use the sponge that comes with the foundation, and I prefer to use it wet. Just make sure that all of the excess water is squeezed out of the sponge.After the foundation I applied the Simply Ageless Concealer<http://www.
covergirl.com/beauty-products/ face-makeup/concealer/simply- ageless-concealer> in light/medium. I used a brush, but it works just as well to apply with fingers. I basically put a little concealer under her eyes, and a tiny bit in the T-zone area to reduce any redness.
For Ellen’s eyes, I started by lining the eye with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www.
covergirl.com/beauty-products/ eye-makeup/eye-liner/ liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Brown Blaze. I used my finger and smudged the line so that it wouldn’t appear hard. I then used an eye shadow brush and continued to smudge the liner area with COVERGIRL Eye Enhancers<http://www. covergirl.com/beauty-products/ eye-makeup/eyeshadow/eye- enhancers-1-kit> in Brown Smolder. I wanted Ellen’s look to seem more edgy so I added some of the COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www. covergirl.com/beauty-products/ eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky- shadow-blast> in Silver Sky on top of the shadow. Adding the metallic cream gave the eye a bit more dimension and a bit of glamorous sheen. I then added a very thin line of the COVERGIRL Line Exact<http://www.covergirl. com/beauty-products/eye- makeup/eye-liner/line-exact- liquid-liner> in Brown. I did this to give the lash line more intensity. The last step for the eyes was to curl her lashes and I applied two coats of the COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume<http://www.covergirl. com/beauty-products/eye- makeup/mascara/lashblast- volume-blasting-mascara> Mascara. Since Ellen is blonde, and typically prefers a more natural look, I opted for brown mascara.
To give Ellen’s skin that fresh glow I added some of the COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush<http://www.covergirl.
com/beauty-products/face- makeup/blush/simply-ageless- sculpting-blush> in Royal Plum to the apple area of her cheeks. I prefer to use a synthetic brush for this, but the fingers can work just as well.
I then used a bit of the COVERGIRL Clean Pressed Powder for Normal Skin<http://www.covergirl.com/
beauty-products/face-makeup/ powder-makeup/clean-pressed- powder-normal-skin> in Natural Beige, and just swept it lightly over her skin. Because I wanted her skin to appear natural, I focused the powder more in the T-zone area. We want the shine to appear more on the cheekbones and on the sides of her face.
Because the eyes were more of a focus for this look, I wanted to keep the lips more natural and subdued. I used COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lip Liner<http://www.covergirl.
com/beauty-products/lip- makeup/lip-liner/lip- perfection-lip-liner> in Seduce, but I didn’t line the lip with it, I lightly applied the pencil to most of the lip area. I like to do that because it holds the gloss and lip color longer, and gives it a primer affect. Then I applied COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Gloss Balm<http://www.covergirl.com/ beauty-products/lip-makeup/ lipgloss/natureluxe-gloss-balm > in Clove to add a light luxurious sheer color and finish the look.
Dania Ramirez- by Celebrity Makeup Artist Matthew VanLeeuwen
Dania’s makeup inspiration was a twist on a classic beauty look. She called me earlier that day to tell me she was in love with her dress and thought she wanted a red lip, which I totally agreed with once I saw her outfit. We stuck with a fairly clean, pale lid and sculpted brows, but I also wanted to add a little gold to the eyes in honor of COVERGIRL’s 50th Anniversary.
To start, I prepped the skin with a light moisturizer and then applied COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Serum Primer<http://www.covergirl.
com/beauty-products/face- makeup/foundation-makeup/ simply-ageless-serum-primer>. I then used COVERGIRL NatureLuxe Foundation<http://www. covergirl.com/beauty-products/ face-makeup/foundation-makeup/ natureluxe-foundation> in Nutmeg which gave her perfectly polished skin with a luxurious finish.On her eyes, I applied COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www. covergirl.com/beauty-products/ eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky- shadow-blast> in Citrus Flair, using the green color on the lid and the bronze color in the crease and then darkened the outside of the eye with COVERGIRL Smoky ShadowBlast<http://www. covergirl.com/beauty-products/ eye-makeup/eyeshadow/smoky- shadow-blast> in Bronze Fire. I created a minimal line to define the eye with COVERGIRL LiquiLineBlast<http://www. covergirl.com/beauty-products/ eye-makeup/eye-liner/ liquilineblast-eyeliner> in Black Fire and finished with a few coats of COVERGIRL LashBlast Length<http://www.covergirl. com/beauty-products/eye- makeup/mascara/lashblast- length-mascara> Mascara in Black.On her lips, I created a strong, glamorous red lip with COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lipstick<http://www.covergirl. com/beauty-products/lip- makeup/lip-color/lip- perfection-lipstick> in Hot.
Lastly, I applied COVERGIRL Simply Ageless Blush<http://www.covergirl.
com/beauty-products/face- makeup/blush/simply-ageless- sculpting-blush> in Plush Peach on the apples of her cheeks to balance out the look. It is really important to create a natural looking balance on the skin especially when working with a bright red lip. I finished it off by setting her face with a light dusting of COVERGIRL Clean Pressed<http://www.covergirl. com/beauty-products/face- makeup/powder-makeup/clean- pressed-powder-normal-skin> Powder in Tawny.
You can check out the products worn by all the COVERGIRL as well as share what makes YOU a COVERGIRL to win fantastic prizes. Check out www.facebook.com/covergirl<htt
((ALL images courtesy of COVERGIRL))