Ladies, MAC means business. They are stepping up their nail game. First, they revamped their nail polish formula (more on that soon) and now they are launching the new MAC Cosmetics Nail Transformations collection; shade transforming top coats you can apply over any nail polish to give your nails a twist.
Fusing her unique background as a former forensic scientist with a striking and innovative design sense, Marian Newman brings her modern aesthetic to a collaboration with M·A·C, featuring a collection of nail lacquers and topcoats designed to give nails a stylish twist. Six glowing topcoats in Texturize, Shadow, Blue, Pink, Green and Gold will transform the look of your lacquers into totally new shades.
I’ve been trying to impose a strict moratorium on beauty purchases lately but there have been a few slip ups, now there’s going to be another one… Starting today, you can get 20% off your purchase on LauraMercier.com and take $50 off of a $250 purchase on RéVive Skincare. We are big Laura Mercier fans here and new converts to ReVive, hello Gel Cleanser!
· Enjoy 20% Off & free standard shipping on any $75 purchase on LauraMercier.com. Wed., 6/25-Fri., 6/27. While supplies last. No offer code needed.
· Enjoy $50 off your $250 purchase. Plus, also select 2 deluxe samples and enjoy free shipping. 6/25-6/27. No offer code needed.
The sale ends Friday, June 27th so act quickly! Are you hauling anything? Let me know in the comments.
Just when I was thinking Fresh should come out with a new Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, something new and different for summer, they drop this on us… their new Fresh Sugar Tulip shade.
This new shade was tested during the L’Wrenn Scott and Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 runway shows. Fresh co-founder Alina Roytberg was inspired by the streets of New York City, where 60,000 tulips are planted along Park Avenue every spring. That particular year, the tulips were a bright, vibrant pink and Fresh Tulip was born. The color is buildable, like other Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments, to give you a sheer bubblegum pout or rich full-on fuchsia.
This is exactly the kind of shade I have been waiting for Fresh to make. It joins other shades in the Fresh Tinted Lip Treatment lineup: Petal, Honey, Coral, Rose, Passion, Cherry, Berry and Plum. To me, this is the kind of product I just buy, I don’t need to try it. I have all the other shades so I know the product well, I just want that new color.
The relationship that we have with our hair stylist is one of the most important ones we have. The good hair they help us achieve gives us confidence, it picks us up and makes us feel good. Does it not? Good hair is a powerful thing! I’ve been without my trusted stylist for a little while now and my hair has had some ups and downs. Since I moved closer to the heart of Seattle, I’ve been looking for a new salon to call home and I finally think I found it. I was recently invited to visit the Robert Leonard Salon & Day Spa in downtown Seattle to see what they are all about. Since my hair was still in recovery from the damage done by another well known local chain, it was definitely an invitation my hair was ready to accept.
For those of you in Seattle, the Robert Leonard Salon is located on 6th Avenue between Lenora and Virginia. If you’re familiar with the Westin Hotel, it is right around the corner from the hotel. Founded over 30 years ago by Robert Salmons and his partner, the salon is home to over 20 stylists and colorists that offer a complete range of haircare services, including extensions. From what I gathered from my stylist during my visit, the salon also offers stylists the opportunity to continue to learn with education offered along the way, most recently from Oribe.
Keep reading for a look inside the salon, more about my experience at the salon and a giveaway!
Birchbox’s limited edition Modern Mermaid box is all about summer and I’m currently in love with it, the gorgeous blue tones have me feeling all aquatic up in here. What better inspiration for summer than the mythical beauty of a mermaid?
For $44.00, the sea goddess inspired limited edition box includes:
RUFFIAN Endless Summer Nail Polish Trio
Vasanti Kajal Eye Pencil
Anastasia Beverly Hills Mascara Topcoat
Coola SPF Lip Lux
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Spray
Atelier Cedrat Enivrant
Stephanie Johnson Mermaid Mirror
This box includes some great summer staples, like the Anastasia topcoat and the sea salt spray. The Anastasia topcoat makes any mascara, including your favorite mascara, waterproof so you can get in the water and not worry about your lashes. Plus the sea salt spray is great for beachy waves for this time of year.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.