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New Years Eve Foot Fashion

In Fashion, Shoes on December 31, 2010 at 10:48 am

Go from the office to a girl’s night out in these gorgeous Steve Madden Caryssa metallic gold pumps with a metallic platform and heel. A dazzling shoe for any special occasion and the best way to ring in the new year in style! Teen queen actress Brittany Snow at the Activision E3 2010 preview event, shown here with pal Vanessa Hudgens, is rocking these kicks! So cute!

Buy It: Bloomingdale‘s
Cost: $129.00

Flower Power

In Fashion, Shoes on December 29, 2010 at 10:28 am

Prance into 2011 like a princess in these Giuseppe Zanotti Flower Sandals. These leather open toe sandal adorned with three chiffon florettes and zipper enclosure are instep with every shoe fantasy you have! These delicious sandals come in black and nude and would be perfectly paired with a silk sheath dress, liquid leggings, or a long sleeved mini dress.

Buy It: Barneys
Cost: $750

Looking for Love?

In Accessories on December 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Looking for love this blustery winter season? Or are you just looking for someone to smooch when the the clock strikes twelve? Regardless of your motivations, look no further to be draped in love. This Solange Azagury-Partridge 18-carat gold Love necklace is your perfect match.

The delicate handwritten gold love necklace is the ultimate token of the designer’s exquisite style. Let love come to you by wearing it around your neck and close to your heart!

Buy It: Net-a-Porter
Cost: $1,500

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

In Accessories, Fashion, Home on December 22, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Christmas is literally around the corner and if you’re like me, you love/loathe shopping for last minute items. Stocking stuffers are the best last minute gifts to pick up on a whim and sometimes, they are the funniest kind of gift. Here are a few perfect last minute stocking stuffers for your mom, girlfriend, wife, or best friend!

Stella McCartney Rollerball Perfume Set $42.00

NARS Nail Polish in Jungle Red $16.00

Michael Kors Oversized Chronograph Watch – Goldtone $250.00

Kiehl’s Delights Set $39.00

Victoria’s Secret Flannel ‘Dream’ PJs $39.50

Forever21 Beaded Bracelet $8.80

Standout in Sensational Style

In Fashion on December 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Holiday parties are upon us and during this festive time of year, our regular black or brown purse doesn’t work with our new years outfits! Jazz up your look this year with a fancy lil clutch!

Here are some of my favorites:

Jimmy Choo Glitter Twill Clutch $1,150

Top Shop Black Twisted Leather And Suede Clutch Bag $100.00

Banana Republic Jeweled Fold over Clutch $79.99

JCrew Zig Zag Zipper Clutch $59.99

Forever21 Beaded Clutch $22.80

Bountiful Bun

In Beauty on December 17, 2010 at 4:36 pm

If you’re racing from work to holiday parties all season, you need a simple updo that will take your look from day to night in just minutes. Check Eva Longoria’s updo: it’s chic, it’s classic, it’s flattering, and it’s easy!

The classic bun is timeless, and it accentuates your cheekbones and facial features. Pair with drop earrings and your favorite shade of red lipstick to look completely glamorous. If you don’t know how to create a bun, take a tip from professional ballerinas and dancers, who use the Whirl-A-Style. The tools helps create a polished, smooth bun every time.

How to Create a Bun Video!

Buy It: Whirl-A-Style
Cost: $9.50

Holiday Heels

In Shoes on December 16, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Be still my heart. Jimmy Choo must be Santa Claus this year because my shoe wishes have been fulfilled. Ring in the New Year with these delicious Snake & Mesh Booties!

Hot pink faux snakeskin leather and mesh structure give this bootie a sexy and saucy look all the while, supporting your precious ankles. The 4 3/4″ platform heel will allow you to reach new heights of fashionista status and the delight you receive from compliments galore may just make your 2010.

Buy It: Neiman Marcus
Cost: $1,095.00

Sparkle, Shine and Celebrate Healthy Hair

In Beauty on December 15, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Who doesn’t want hair like Megan Fox’s? Its a bummer that winter weather zaps the moisture right out of your hair and makes star quality hair difficult to obtain. If you’re dealing with frizz and dull, drab locks, it’s time to trim, deep-condition, and add shine! Unfortunately, you can’t repair what’s broken. If your ends are split, it’s time for a trim. As a rule of thumb, a fresh cut is necessary every six weeks to keep your shape and edges looking clean.

Use a leave-in conditioner daily or a deep conditioning treatment once a week. Lock-in moisture while delivering lustrous, natural shine to hair. After styling, add celebrity shine to your hair with a hair shine product in a serum, lotion, or spritz.

Some of my favorite products are Ouidad 12 Minute Deep Treatment Intensive Repair and Frederic Fekkai Glossing Sheer Shine Mist.

Ouidad 12 Minute Deep Treatment Intensive Repair
Buy It: Sephora
Cost: $50.00 (8.5oz)

Frederic Fekkai Glossing Sheer Shine Mist
Buy It: Sephora
Cost: $23.00

Shake Your Booty

In Electronics, Health & Fitness on December 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm

With all the baked treats at work, holiday meals and parties, and traveling, your healthy diet may take a backseat the next few weeks (or more)!

Don’t wait until New Years to make your get-fit resolutions. Start now, by watching your portions of desserts and treats and getting some fun exercise in. Fun exercise? I know that sounds like a oxymoron but it’s actually a reality.

Dance off the pounds with the new Xbox Kinect Dance Central game or Zumba Fitness. This amazing new video game technology brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways without using a controller. The video game actually uses your body as the remote control! As you dance and move around your living room floor…so does your game avatar. This is one fun way to shake off the pounds.

XBox Kinect
Buy It:Best Buy
Cost: $299.99

Xbox Kinect Dance Central Game
Buy it: Best Buy
Cost: $49.99

Xbox Kinect Zumba Fitness Game
Buy it: Amazon
Cost: $39.96

Ring in the Holiday Spirit

In Accessories on December 13, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Stackable rings are so hot right now and Gorjana Stackable Rings are topping the charts for me. These highly detailed and bejeweled rings are the perfect right hand accessory or a fun left hand substitute ring set! They come in yellow gold, rose gold, and silver and have plain metal bands and bezel-set crystals bands. The best thing about these little treasures is that they are affordable and are the perfect stocking stuffer or GF gift.

Check these delicious rings out here:
Buy It: ShopBop
Cost: Starting at $50