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HD Cosmetics – Are You Ready For Your Close Up?

In Beauty on July 24, 2009 at 2:34 pm

cargo Blu Ray

With the ever increasing popularity of High Definition (HD) television and movies, it has become quite clear to TV viewers that actors/actresses/newscasters/etc “look” different. We are acutely aware of lines, crows feet, acne marks, pore size and cakey makeup because of this increased clarity in cinematography. And since everyone wants to be ready for their close up, cosmetic manufacturers are using high tech ways to improve the makeup that we use everyday so everyone can look HD perfect..all the time!

Okay, so maybe you aren’t in front of any cameras but still, we all want to look flawless. Cargo Cosmetics has created a line of Blue-Ray makeup that is designed to hid flaws while illuminating skin under bright lights. This collection of five products claims to be powerful enough to provide full coverage all the while looking completely natural. Ideal for filming, photography, weddings, special events and for everyday beauty because life happens in high-definition.

Cost: $20-$30 per product

Buy It: www.sephora.com

Stylish Surfer Girl

In Fashion, Health & Fitness on July 24, 2009 at 8:41 am

atleta

Surfing may be about catching the best wave, taking your endorphins to the limit and becoming one with nature- but there is no reason you can’t look absolutely stylish while accomplishing all of the above!

Gap Inc, the fashion juggernaut that also owns Banana Republic, Old Navy and Piperlime has just introduced their new line of ladies sports apparel Athleta . The Athleta swimwear is sporty and highly functional while maintaining flattering cuts and great prints. This Match Maker Rashguard is so cute, you could wear it with jeans!
Their gym wear, swimwear and lounge wear is all very enticing!

Cost: $59
Buy it: www.athleta.gap.com

Lovely To Go!

In Beauty on July 23, 2009 at 1:51 pm

kenzo

When getting ready to hit the town after a long day of work, there are a few staples which can help make you feel brand new: powder touch up to the lose the shine, a fresh dose of blush or bronzer and a shiny coat of gloss. Well, a splash of fragrance also goes a long way but isn’t as conveniently stored in a makeup bag. That’s why this new mini set from Kenzo is so amazing!

With hints violet, vanilla, and rose- Flower by Kenzo is an attention getting fragrance. The bottles are bigger than sample sizes, so you lose the risk of breaking, and it is adorned with this super cute poppy!

Add this to your arsenal, and hit the town prepared to be asked “ooooh, what are you wearing?

Cost: $35
Buy it: www.sephora.com

Romping Around

In Fashion on July 23, 2009 at 10:34 am

Forever21 Ruffle Trim Linen Romper

Love it or Hate it, the reinvented jumpsuit is here to stay! This super comfortable and practical outfit allows you to perform the one-stop outfit choice in your closet and look fresh and fashionable all day long. To complete this summer look, just throw on some strappy sandals, add some funky jewelry and you are ready to hit the runway (or supermarket)!

Forever21 once again gives us an affordable and cute option for jumpsuits. This Ruffle Trim Linen Romper is the perfect summer option which you can dress up or down for only $19.80!

Cost: $19.80

Buy It: www.forever21.com

Foot Fetish Heaven – Bachelorette Jillian

In Shoes on July 22, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Badgley Mischeka Christi - Anthracite

For anyone watching the Bachelorette – Jillian “The Men Tell All” reunion episode on Monday night (7/20/09), it was hard to miss the spectacular heels Jillian was wearing. With the perfect combination of grace and sophistication, these Badgley Mischka, Christi shoes stole the show!

A t-strap and adjustable ankle strap make this shoe fit for a princess. The final touches include a 4 inch stiletto heel and ½ inch platform. YowZa!

Cost: $195

Buy It: www.Heels.com

Forget Me Knot!

In Accessories on July 22, 2009 at 10:14 am

Forget me Knot

“Don’t forget the milk!”
“Pay those bills!”
“Pick up the dry cleaning!”

So much to remember everyday- we all need some reminders and not just from our Outlook calendars.

What a sweet way to never forget your true love- with a precious string tied around your finger.

Available in gold or silver, this Kiel Mead designed ring is beyond adorable. Who says fashion can’t be sentimental?

Cost: $54.00
Buy it: www.fredflare.com or www.momastore.com

Superhero Style

In Accessories on July 21, 2009 at 5:14 pm

super hero cuffs

We all try to be a superhero more often than we’d like to admit. Career, school, friends, significant others, charity work, exercise, shopping…the list goes on. Where do we find the time?!

Finally a look has come along that will help us channel the wonder woman in us (fingers crossed) and look hot at the same time.

Sporting dual-wrist bracelet cuffs not only completes your outfit in an edgy, powerful way, it will hopefully give us the mojo to power through our daily to-do lists!

Cost: $15-$150+

Buy It: www.alloy.com

Buy It: www.pinkmascara.com

Choose Choos!

In Shoes on July 21, 2009 at 11:45 am

Jimmy Choo HM

Starting November 14th, 2009, H&M will start carrying Jimmy Choo shoes, bags and accessories…and your reasons to keep frequenting this deliciously high fashion, low price retail store just got stronger! Typically Jimmy Choos will run you between $400 – $1,000 but coming soon, feet everywhere will be donning Jimmy’s for a fraction of the cost! H&M and Jimmy Choo have collaborated to bring high fashion footwear for the abbreviated cost of $40-$200!

Be-still my heart; I can now choose to wear Choos!

Cost: $40-$200

Buy it: HM store near you! www.hm.com


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Channeling your inner cowgirl

In Fashion on July 20, 2009 at 4:16 pm

destroyed jean shorts

Sometimes you want to hang up the summer dress, put away the clean-cut white shorts and pour yourself into a naughty pair of destroyed jean shorts. Maybe there is am inner-cowgirl in all of us? Then again, maybe we just want to show off our sun-kissed gams and pretend we’re 10 again.

True religion satiates our need to rock out in a pair of hot, distressed jean shorts! This lil item will guarantee a couple of tipped 10 gallon hats and a lot of cowboy cat calls. ;)

Cost: $220 (a pretty penny)

But It: www.truereligionbrandjeans.com


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Pretty in Pearls

In Accessories on July 20, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Chunky Twisted Pearl Necklace

Need an immediate lift to your preppy outfit but abhor the idea of putting on a simple pearl necklace? Check out Forever 21’s latest addition to their cheap and chic accessory catalog. This chunky twisted pearl necklace will add a spicy, atypical polish to your garden party outfit…or just throw in on with a white tank and jeans for an instant sparkle. The best part? It’s under $20! Wear it once and it’s practically paid for itself!

Cost: $19.80
Buy it: Forever21.com


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