I am in a shoe obsessed mood right now, so bear with me. I can thank Chinese Laundry for that. Last night, I spent a few hours over at the Chinese Laundry Golden Globes after party held at the W hotel in Hollywood.
The night was filled with laughter and fun (wink wink) with a few gal pals. There were even a few interesting sightings. It was held in “The Living Room” inside the W, which was massive.
Evans model, Quinn Miles picks her favorite pieces for 2011 (above). They are fun, flirty, and perfect for spring. Will harem pants make it on your spring list? My picks from the UK retailer are below, what do you think?
Glee star Amber Riley looks amazing on the red carpet as she arrives for the Golden Globes. She was my favorite curvaliscious star of the night! Actually, she was one of my favorite looks of the night period. Doesn’t she look flawless in her Oliver Tolentino creation?
My night as a CoverGirl was a very exciting night! Now, you get to see my makeover process during the “Primping Party.” I was having technical difficulties after the party and I couldn’t post the video until now.
My hair was styled by Besma of the Frederic Fekkai Salon and my makeup was done by Toby Fleischman. I felt so glamorous!
Below are the products I received as part of my experience:
CG & Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer
CG & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush
CG & Olay Simply Ageless Foundation
CoverGirl Clean Oil Control Pressed Powder
CoverGirl Lash Blast Length Mascara
CoverGirl Smokey Shadow Blast
CoverGirl Liquiline Blast Eye Liner Pencil
CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick
CoverGirl NatureLuxe Gloss Balm
CoverGirl Smokey Shadow Blast
Disclaimer: I was NOT financially compensated for this post, although the products were gifted.
Eliza Parker, the very chic plus size apparel brand, is looking for fan photos wearing their favorite EP pieces! One of their goals with their blog is to inspire you and your wardrobe. And what better way to do that show you “real women, at real events. looking fabulous!”
Submit a photo wearing your favorite Eliza Parker style and they just might feature it on their blog. If you include a quick note telling them about you and how you accessorized you look you’ll get a gift!
Move over handbags, the satchel with the handle is making it’s mark as one of my favorite bags of the season! I love all handbags and I don’t discriminate, but this style is definitely on my to-buy list. I found a great selection over at Topshop.
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).
Do you love this bag or will you be on the search for a different style?
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
If there’s one thing I love more than anything, it’s getting proven wrong when it comes to clothing. I know that sounds weird, but it’s true. I love that feeling of thinking a clothing brand is one way and then finding out I was completely mistaken.
I’m kinda ashamed to say that’s how I felt about the Just My Size clothing line. I had this whole idea that because it was sold at Walmart that I wouldn’t like it and the quality wouldn’t be that great. Why do I even judge clothing before I try it? I don’t know! I am so happy to say JMS has proven me wrong!
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.
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!
Little did I know a scented mist I received in a swag bag at BlogHer would start a beauty love affair with KleanSpa. First of all, I’m not a fan of strong over powering scents. I love natural floral and fruity scents and the KleanSpa mist was so yummy!
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!
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.
*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!!
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.
After the “primping” was over, we made our way to BOA for the party! I was nervous! It was my first red carpet and I don’t think I’ve ever been around so many celebrities. The venue was stunning and the free Godiva chocolate didn’t hurt. Neither did getting greeted at the door with a glass of champagne!
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.
I definitely felt like a true COVERGIRL!
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.