Monthly Archives: February 2014

Forever 21 Premium Cosmetics in Stores Now!

Forever 21 Cosmetics

Forever 21 has always given us bargain seeking gals a few beauty products to spoil ourselves with, some nail polishes here and some lip glosses there. Now they are introducing Forever 21 Premium Cosmetics, a full range of cosmetics available online and in select stores with a mix of trendy shades as well as core make-up essentials. This full collection of beauty must-haves includes 23 products and 72 styles with prices ranging from $7.80 to $14.80 USD.

The line was developed with the makeup savvy in mind (this means us!) and includes both cream and single eye shadows, lipstick, shimmer stick, blush, mascara, foundation, concealer and pressed powder in an array of shades and tints. The collection will be displayed in stores to allow for swatching and testing before purchasing.

Did you see the lip and cheek stains? I need to track down a store nearby so I can check these out for myself! How about you? Is your curiosity peaked?

Daisy Marc Jacobs Tweet Shop is Open!

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Any time a brand uses social media in a new and exciting way, I am all ears, so to speak. Last year it was NARS and right now that brand is Marc Jacobs.

WHEN
February 7-9 from 11:00AM – 7:00PM, during New York Fashion Week.
WHERE
SoHo at 462 West Broadway
New York City

Posting photos using the hashtag #MJDAISYCHAIN on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook allows you to purchase purchase Daisy Marc Jacobs fragrance samples. The most creative posts will have a chance to win Marc Jacobs handbags and accessories throughout the day. The shop has a social media-friendly vibe with a comfortable lounge, drinks and wi-fi, naturally. Products, fragrance samples and Marc Jacobs fashion items and accessories will be displayed.

Oh, how I would love to see more brands do something like this. How about you? Which brands would you like to see follow suit? This definitely seems like something Urban Decay could do, for one.

Introducing philosophy loveswept

philosophy loveswept fragrance

The new philosophy loveswept fragrance has hit store shelves and is ready to sweep you off your feet, so to speak. This newest floral eau de toilette from the brand retails from $16 for a 0.50oz. to $46 for a 20z. bottle.

loveswept opens with a burst of bergamot and citrus that slowly fades out and gives way to notes of jasmine, lotus blossom and passion fruit with a base of amber and musk. philosophy describes the fragrance:

loveswept: A vibrant, feminine, romantic and youthful fragrance. by definition, loveswept is about energy and emotion, following your heart and seeing where that can take you and that is the sentiment that philosophy seeks to achieve.

I could not come up with a better description, philosophy definitely captured the essence of this fragrance with these words but let’s discuss this a little further.

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Super Bowl Nailgating with Cover Girl

Cover Girl Fanicure with Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Polish

In the city of Seattle and its surrounding areas, today is a very special day. Our beloved Seattle Seahawks are playing in Super Bowl 48, just now taking the field and the 12th Man, a.k.a. the fans, is standing behind our team in full force. I grew up in Seattle and I’ve never seen my city light up like this before and it has even made me, someone far from a football fanatic, get behind the team… and get decked out in Hawk gear from head to toe. You can’t help but get swept up in all this hometown pride!

One way I’ve been all about the Seahawks has been with my nails, I’ve been rocking a little navy blue, white, neon green and a hint a grey for a few weeks now. When Cover Girl invited me to #nailgate with them during the Super Bowl and create my own fanicure, I was completely on board. I played around with some Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail polish shades to create some nail art and figure out what I was going to wear on game day today. Granted, my looks are not as amazing as Cover Girl’s look,

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Common Fur Storage Mistakes To Avoid

When people are preparing to buy luxurious fur items, they usually think about how great that mink vest will look or how many years that shearling coat will stay stylish.  Something that most people don’t think twice about is how they will store their fur garment during the portion of the year when they can’t wear it.  However, proper care is crucial when you own a fur garment.  Here are a few common storage mistakes to steer clear of if you want your furs to look gorgeous and lush for years.

Storing at the Wrong Temperature and Humidity  

Most people know that fur needs to be stored in a cool environment — in fact, professional fur storage is refrigerated to between 40 and 50 degrees.  Cool temperatures have a preserving effect.  However, many people don’t appreciate the fact that the environment also needs to have the right humidity level.  You can’t, for instance, store your fur in a normal refrigerator or cooler at home, because the humidity levels are too high.  Air conditioning systems like swamp coolers also make the average home humidity level too great for furs.  In general, you don’t want humidity above 55 percent, or your garment could rot or mildew.

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