Monday, April 27, 2009

Global Spa Finder 2009

Spa Finder has a special book out called Global Spa Finder
2009. Essentially this book contains a large reference to
spas all over the world- including day, medical, and resort
locations. This book contains facts, colorful photographs,
spa treatments, activities, and much more. If you like to
browse, you will love this book.

Buy Global Spa Finder for $7.99(including no extra shipping
and handling charges) at the Spa Finder website.

Unfortunately, this offer is only available in the United States.
International orders are $12.99 plus s & h.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

If you haven’t guessed already(which I’m sure you have),
I have an affinity for limited edition makeup and cosmetic
sets/kits. Oh yeah, I’m also really into natural based
products, because nobody really knows what goes into some
of the faux derivatives that go tin the cosmetics we use.
Maybe if we ever did we all would buy only natural products.
And before I forget, I must confess that I really appreciated
a good bargain or deal, so now we can cut to the chase and
talk about Tarte’s Be Good To Your Mother(Earth) gift set.

This lovely kit contains three naturally made sheer lip balms
and a mighty cute cotton tote bag. The lip balms are packaged in
recycled aluminum tubes. I also love the names of these balms-
Reduce(sheer peach sheen); Reuse(sheer poppy pink);
Recycle(sheer light beige pink)
. Look at the colors below.

The natural lip balms contain no synthetic fragrance, parabens,
sulfates, mineral oil, phthalates, or propolyne glycol.

Tarte’s Be Good To Your Mother(Earth) gift set is available at
Sephora for $35(did I forget to mention that this set is worth
$62 ?)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My S/S 2009 Trend Guide is back! Right now, its all
about footwear: this spring brings brings in various
styles of shoes(all of which are unequivocally fab).
I'm talking about bohemian sandals, colorful shoes,
sexy sandals, and even darling little ballerina flats.
There are so many cute pairs of shoes, so little time
(and space) to show everything on my blog-so I will share
absolute faves.

Jessica Simpson Carsi $79 at Piperlime.

Burberry Thong Espadrilles $295 at Bloomingdale's

Red Herring Gold Strap Sandals £22.00 at Debenham's

Eyelet Bow Ballerina Flats £20 at Next

Blue Cherish Wedge Shoes £30.00 at Monsoon

Animal Print Pumps $54.00 at Spiegel

Dana Buchman Eva Sandals $38.99 at Kohl's

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Usually I think of leggings as something you'd wear
only during the fall. But as I was browsing the Next,
I couldn't help but change my mind. You can wear
leggings anytime!

Unlike skinny jeans(which I thoroughly avoid), leggings
are perfect to wear during the summer, either as pants
or under mini skirts and dresses. Black is always the
preferred shade, but colored leggings are wearable too
(as long as you stay away from floral printed leggings!)
Here are a few more tips!

If you're wearing leggings as pants, please wear a
tunic or some other billowy blouse. It looks much more
flattering and balanced.

If you're a little on the short side and you're
wearing cropped leggings, trade flats for wedges or
even heels to add a little height.

All the clothes shown above are available at Next.
Unfortunatly I can't shop here, but I will be on
the lookout for leggings!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Allure's Olay Giveaway

Remember my previous post about Olay's newest product kit?
Well, this month Allure magazine is giving away a whole lot
of Olay goodies!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Can't make it to the Caribbean? No problem, just fake it!
With Too Faced Caribbean In A Compact bronzing powder, you
will bask in the glow of a faux tan. It appears to be
bronzing elite product that comes in two powder compact-
both of which are great!

Sun Bunny
Two varying shades of gold bronze will give a summer-y
glow or full out faux tan.

Snow Bunny
The four shades in one(kind of reminds me of neopolitan
ice cream) are fawn, pink, beige, and white. Simply mix
up the four shades for a subtle tan.

You can buy Too Faced Caribbean In A Compact at Too Faced.

Monday, April 13, 2009

I'm getting a little excited for upcoming fall. Particularly
now that I can view Christian Louboutin 2009 Pre-Fall Trunk
Show which includes a very exquisite collection of ruched boots,
glittery heels, and patent shoes in the lusciously vibrant shade
of red.

Did I forget to mention there are two bags in the Christian
Louboutin 2009 Pre-Fall Trunk Show collection? The bags are the
same design of leather shoulder bags with goldtone hardware and a
cute little medallion that hangs from the strap. You can choose
from Vision(gray) or Rouge(red).

Here are some of my absolute must haves for the upcoming
season. You can find even more on Neiman Marcus.

Hidden Platform Booties

Glitter Sling Back Sandals

Glitter Platform Pumps

Velour Scrunch Boots

Red Patent Platforms

Peep Toe Boots

The Bags

You can pre-order any of these items from the Christian Louboutin
2009 Pre-Fall Trunk Show, as well as view the entire collection at
Neiman Marcus.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I've got a lot going on right now with my freelance writing,
and this blog. Don't worry, I am not going to quit writing
this blog or even taking a break! I am in the midst of creating
more great posts and promoting my blog so keep reading!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Guerlain's newest beauty must have(and I should someday
create a list of all their beauty must haves!)
is a simple concept of bronzing mineral powder called
Guerlain Terracotta Mineral Flawless Bronzing Powder.
You already know how I feel about mineral products as I'm
pretty much convinced that they're healthier, but this
one takes it up a notch by adding bronzer(which Guerlain
is legendary for, and you'll see why) to the mineral

You cannot find a better way to perfect your skin while
achieving a nautral look faux glow. And there's no easier
way to get an natural looking tan, since there's no messy
cream or lotion to apply. Granted, if you already have a
tan(faux, I hope), Guerlain Terracotta Mineral Flawless
Bronzing Powder will only enhance it.

This wonder bronzing mineral powder comes in a very chic
case, and it also included a professional Kabuki brush,
which only makes the application and blending that much
easier. And it comes in three shades: 01 Light,
02 Medium, and 03 Dark. See below.

Buy Guerlain Terracotta Mineral Flawless Bronzing Powder at

Friday, April 3, 2009

Classic artsy looks that might have come from a fairy tale

No, its just Smashbox Muse Spring 2009- the newest collection
to actually be inspired by the art of cosmetics.

p.s. please check out this link for a video and makeup tutorial for Smashbox Muse Spring 2009

Muse Artist Eye Palette
This mini kit contains ten eyeshadows and an artist eye
shadow brush
. Most of the colors are naturally rich and
a little luxe- yet they still are very wearable. The kit's
colors include purples, blues, browns, greens, greys and
neutral shades. The palette comes with a mirror.

See colors below left to right

Biscuit, Chocolate, Soft Green, Dark Celery Green, Light
Silver Blue, Dark Blue Grey, Sheer Lilac, Deep Orchid, Rose
Copper, Coffee

Muse Cream Eye Liner Pencil Set
Truly clever shades as none of the colors are basic. And
best of all, you get four of these in a set! Talk
about a deal! But what really sets this apart from most
pencil eyeliners is the fact that these are rather softer
and therefore easier to use.

See colors below clockwise

Deep Ocean Blue, Deep Violet, Deep Chocolate, Deep Gold

Muse Lip Paints
These lovely lip paints only come in three colors, and my
most favorite shade is Virtuso, a pretty pink. It's
the perfect shade day and night. All of these glosses have
a nice texture and they do shine a bit.

See colors left to right

Luminary, Artiste, Virtuoso

Muse Blush Rush
In the season of coral based cosmetics, this shade of blush
is a no brainer. The long lasting blush comes in mirrored
compact(as all blush compacts should).

You can buy this Smashbox Muse Spring 2009 collection at Smashbox.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Victoria Beckham leaving Wembley with the kids

I found this little article about Victoria Beckham's recent
style shocker on Shine.

We actually gasped when we saw this picture of Victoria "Posh" Beckham in baggy jeans and flip flops, and wondered what on earth was wrong, and where was she going dressed like that. You see, it's not that we don't run to the supermarket in our sweatpants from time to time, it's just that we've never seen Beckham in pants that weren't skin tight or heels that were under four inches high.

The 34-year-old mother of three has worn stilettos to amusement parks, malls, children's birthday parties and even wore high-heeled sneakers to to throw out the first pitch at a Dodgers game. It turns out the dressed-down picture on the right was taken on a recent trip to London's Wembley Stadium. (Note: She is still carrying an ultra expensive Hermes Birkin bag! Whew!)

"I just can't concentrate in flats," Posh has told the Britain's GMTV. "I'd love to go to the gym," she added, "but I can't get my head around the footwear." Her friend Heidi Klum even laughed about Beckham's high-heel addiction to Harper's Bazaar, saying, "What might feel like a nine-inch heel to most people is like a flip-flop to her."

Is Beckham allowed to wear flip-flops? Of course she is! We're just surprised to see it. Now working from home, my style has become infinitely more casual than it used to be, mostly out of laziness, so my friends are often caught off guard when I dress up to go out in heels and a really fancy dress.

Do you have a strict fashion image you project like Victoria Beckham, or does your style change from day to day?