Monthly Archives: November 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

While I’m on my way to Thanksgiving dinner with my family, I want to wish all my readers in the US a Happy Thanksgiving. I’ll be back tomorrow so until then Happy Thanksgiving!

Recommended Reading: The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style

The Lucky Guide to Mastering Any Style So now you know what your staples are but do you know what style you identify with? This is where this book comes in.

Lucky’s Guide to Mastering Any Style breaks down different styles like California casual, bohemian and Euro chic. It shows you examples of what pieces make up the particular style so you can get the look. It also highlights individuals who embody the particular style being shown and features stores you may be interested in.

Being a fashion challenged gal, I found this book really interesting. I liked the information that this book provided and I got some ideas that I now want to try out. Now if only I had an unlimited budget to go shopping with… :)

The best part about this book? We’ll be giving away 2 copies of Lucky’s Guide to Mastering Any Style. Check back with us on Monday to enter our giveaway… or follow us on Twitter to get updated the moment the giveaway starts.

Recommended Reading: The One Hundred

The One Hundred by Nina Garci I have a confession to make. While I adore beauty products and have a special place in my heart for makeup in particular, I am very far from a being fashionista. When I went to Paris, I felt a little out of place for not being very stylish. After all, I’m from Seattle! Some of us wear socks with our Birkenstocks in the winter! :) A gal can learn though and this book definitely can help.

The One Hundred by Nina Garcia of Elle and Project Runway fame is a guide to the pieces every woman should own. The illustrations in this book are so charming and the book is a good resource on what to look for in your clothes when you are shopping. It even branches out into other areas such as jewelry, gadgets and cosmetics. Of course, take these suggestions from Ms. Garcia with a grain of salt… this is her take on the essentials.

For me, this book is a little bit of Fashion 101 for the stylishly challenged, which I kind of am! :) You can find this book online at retailers like Amazon.com and in bookstores nationwide.

Recommended Reading: Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual

Today I’m all about recommended reading. We’ll be suggesting a few books worthy of picking up to help you master your makeup and your personal style.

Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual Bobbi Brown is releasing a new book on December 1st in bookstores nationwide and it’s for everyone… from the novice to the professional makeup artist. You can also get your hands on the this makeup manual at Bobbi Brown counters and at her website in January.

I have been lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book and it’s a fantastic resource to have. I love that this book includes everyone, the ones who need a little more guidance and the ones who have more experience that most. I really enjoyed reading this book and I even picked up a few tips. I’ve been experimenting a bit more with color and breaking out of my everyday shades.

You can find a sneak peak video for the book here. Stay tuned for the rest of our recommended reading throughout the day!

New Giveaway! Harajuku Lovers Makeup Bag

Harajuku Lovers Gift Boxes Are you about to start doing your Christmas shopping this weekend? For once, I’m going to start this weekend and not leave it until the week of!

Here is a cute idea for you: Harajuku Lovers Gift Boxes. They are adorable and have a cute little wallet, makeup bag or purse inside and the box is designed to look like a boom box. Then when you open it up, you will here Miss Gwen Stefani singing to you. You can find these gift boxes and Macy’s and the prices range from $38 for the makeup bag, $48 for the wallet and $58 for the purse.

Want to get your hands on one for free? Good! From now until the end of the year, we’ll be hosting weekly giveaways and the first giveaway is a Harajuku Lovers makeup bag as seen here. Stay tuned for more information on how to sneak in a few extra entries!

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Green with Envy: Everyday Minerals Mint Color Corrector

Like any person with Rosacea that has been unable to find anything to cure it (believe me I have tried), I am always on the hunt for an effective color correcting product but in my opinion most fall more than short, they either just don’t correct or leave a weird texture under your makeup, don’t blend etc. It’s sad how many green creams, lotions and potions fill my makeup drawers and get no use.

Everyday Minerals Mint Color Corrector I personally have switched to mineral powder foundation because I find it kinder to my rosacea than liquid but even then still need something to cut the red. So I had finally about given up when I tried an awesome product from Everyday Minerals called Mint Color Corrector. Hallelujah, the makeup gods had finally answered my prayers… I know your reading this online but if I could make the computer squeal with giddiness about this product I would. This powder applied with a light hand definitely cancels out the red and leaves a very nice base for your mineral foundation to be applied on top of. No weird texture or inability to blend in here. My rosacea now looks not existent. This product is definitely now in my top 5 list of my must have products.

Oh!  I almost forgot to mention that the price is as amazing as the powder. Definitely worth taking a serious peak at the site.

MAC Cosmetics + Hello Kitty = Mass Hysteria

Update: Official photos can be found here.

Today WWD announced that MAC Cosmetics has teamed up with Hello Kitty to release 2 product collections in February 2009. This is prompting MAC addicts and Hello Kitty fans everywhere to loose their mind with excitement, including me. :)

MAC Cosmetics Hello Kitty Collection

Some fellow beauty bloggers have seen the collection up close and personal at a MAC event earlier this week. Unfortunately being in Seattle works against me in this case or else I could tell you more but from what I’m seeing here, I already want it all! Word also has it that the packaging this time around will not dissapoint, unlike Fafi’s.

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Kiehl's Friends and Family Discount

Starting tomorrow you can take advantage of Kiehl’s Friends and Family Discount.

To get 20% off your purchase just print the invitation seen here and bring it in to a freestanding store from Saturday to Monday, December 1st. If you’re shopping online, just use FAMILY as a code during checkout. As a bonus, purchases over $30 will get free shipping.

What will you be picking up?