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Holidazzle

In Fashion on October 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Light up the holidays with more than your smile this year! Sequins, bright and dazzling, are the best way to add instant shine and color to any holiday party or dreary winter night! Whether you decide to flaunt a sequin mini skirt and cashmere sweater or a long sleeve sequin dress with black tights, you can’t go wrong!

Here are some of our favorite holiday-sizzle looks!
Vince Scattered Sequin Mini $295.00

Joie Portia Dress $498.00

Express Sequin Mini Skirt $39.90

Vince Sequin Crop Silk Tee $295.00

Precious Pixie

In Beauty on October 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Pixie Cuts have taken Hollywood by storm and they are now the hottest hair style to sport this season! This isn’t your moms generation pixie cut either. The celebs rocking this ‘do’ are keeping the look feminine, clean and hip and there’s something fresh and fun about super-short hair for winter. It’s as unexpected as it is effortless, and it allows you to play with the season’s boldest make-up trends

Everyone from Emma Watson, Carey Mulligan, Michelle Williams and Jessica Stroup have sacrificed their long locks for the popular cut. And if you’re thinking about following in their footsteps, celeb hairstylist Jen Atkin has some advice. Before getting the drastic do, make sure it works with your face. Atkin says “this style works best on oval or round face shapes”.

Pixie Advice Here

How to be Lady Gaga for Halloween

In Beauty, Fashion on October 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Who doesn’t want to look like Lady Gaga at least once a year (her dress code is so much fun!) Here are some an awesome tutorials to look just like lady gaga for all hallows eve!

Ear Gear

In Fashion on October 27, 2010 at 7:09 am

Keep ears warm this winter without dreaded hat hair from stocking caps. Don’t worry, it’s not the puffy ear muffs of your youth. Winter headbands come in every color, shape, and style.

Headbands are ideal for wearing a ponytail in your hair, as stocking caps only allow you to tie the band at the base of your neck. For running outdoors, look for a style to protect from wind and cold and snow. The North Face, a trusted brand in winter gear, offers a couple options to keep ears toasty.

Looking fashionable isn’t always the most practical in winter months. The Ugg brand makes it possible with their Shearling Headband in chestnut. You’re sure to stand out in the sea of black stocking hats. If you’re crafty, knit your own, unique winter headband.

Buy It: North Face
Cost: $25.00

Buy It: Dillards
Cost: $75.00

Natural Halloween Makeup

In Beauty on October 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm

To even out skin tone while maintaining natural-looking coverage, try Cream Foundation. MyChelle’s foundation gives light to medium coverage, and the stick applicator makes it portable and mess-proof. Also, if you’re not a fan of cakey face makeup, cream stick foundation is the perfect halloween makeup that will give your face a new look!

In addition to being an effective cosmetic product, Cream Foundation is packed with antioxidants (grape seed oil, natural vitamin e, peach extract, and camellia seed oil.) MyChelle products are free from phthalates, parabens and fragrance.

Cream Foundation gives skin healthy sheen from mica and silica in the product. The ingredients have light-reflecting properties, so skin looks brighter and darkness and fine lines are less noticeable.

All skin types can use cream foundation. It is available in six colors, ranging from ivory to cocoa.

Buy It: MyChelle or find a nearby store
Cost: $25.89

Venomous Vixens

In Beauty on October 25, 2010 at 4:55 pm

Just in time for Halloween, MAC cosmetics has delighted us again with our favorite Disney characters in their Venomous Villains cosmetic line. Be inspired on All Hallows Eve (and so forth) by the most infamous, frosty leading characters: The incomparable Cruella De Vil and Snow White’s Evil Queen are dazzlingly devilish; Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent and The Princess and the Frog’s DR. FACILIER. Bad has never looked so good.

Who’s the fairest one of all? Four separate mini-collections, in haute animated couture. Uniquely designed iconic packaging you will kill for, cunning characters and bedeviled beauties that are so alluring, you can’t help but wonder what it would be like to be one!

Buy It: MAC
Cost: $15.50 – $25.00

Bootie Call

In Shoes on October 22, 2010 at 3:53 pm

Fringe boots are all the rage right now and I couldn’t help but fall madly in love with Sergio Rossi’s Metallic Suede Fringe Bootie. The chic and sassy look of these luxe booties are styled in creamy soft suede with five rows of gold metallic-tipped suede fringes running from foot to ankle. So delish!

I can imagine wearing these hot booties with black leggings and a black boyfriend jacket or slouchy leather jacket with a simple white tee underneath and chunky bracelets. Outfit complete.

Buy It: Intermix
Cost: $1,310

Don’t want to spend rent on shoes (I don’t but a girl can dream)? Try these instead for the same great look!

Buy It: Endless
Cost: $190

Bedroom Eyes

In Beauty on October 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Looking for a smoldering new wintertime look? Always wondering what makeup artists are putting on celebrities, like Vanessa Hudgens, to get those bedroom eyes? Its actually a lot easier to create the perfect smoky effect than you think! Get dark, sexy eyes by lining the inner rim of the lower lid. Done and done.

While you may know this trick, the real trick is finding the right eye pencil. Some pencils are too hard and sharp for the delicate lower eyelid. The Endless Silky Eye Pen from Pixi glides on effortlessly and doesn’t tug the fragile eye skin. The soft eye pen is waterproof (so it doesn’t smudge) and perfect for adding an instant pop to your gorgeous eyes!

Choose from 6 eye pen colors (black brown, black blue, black noir, deep noir, black plum, true teal), which go on as intense as a liquid eye liner. Pixi’s products are hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and preservative-free.

Buy It: Target
Cost: $14.00

The Ugg & Choo Collaboration

In Shoes on October 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Its Uggs season again. There’s stylish new boots to choose from, and they’re far from Ugg-ly. The haute way stand out in a crowd and to personalize your Uggs this season is with designer studs and fringe. This fabulous customizable option comes from a collaboration between Jimmy Choo & Ugg — talk about a marriage of fashion and comfort! The iconic sheepskin boot lends it exterior to the brilliance of Jimmy Choo to create a truly one-of-a-kind capsule collection. You can get these hip, comfortable boots in animal prints, fringe, and studded. Tres chic!

Buy It: Ugg Australia
Cost: $595+ (only available for pre-order now)

Herbal Recovery

In Beauty on October 18, 2010 at 10:03 am

Welcome the newest addition to the Herbal Recovery line from Jurlique. Herbal Recovery Night Cream, an antioxidant moisturizer, is packed with vitamins and herbs to neutralize free radicals and keep you looking younger longer.

Kim Kardashian’s a fan of Herbal Recovery Eye Cream, another product recently introduced to the Herbal Recovery line. She’ s one of many celebrities that can’t get enough of the organic and biodynamic skincare line from South Australia.

Herbal Recovery Night Cream is dermatologist-tested. It boasts a variety of plants, flowers and herbs (sweet violet, daisy and clover to name a few) from the Jurlique farm. The product comes just in time with the change in season to hydrate and revitalize troubled skin.

Buy It: Jurlique
Cost: $48