What We LOVE: Lola by Marc Jacobs

Posted by Assunta on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 3:33 PM

Want a fragrance that's sweet but soft spicy and a mix of musky? Mmmm.. we thought so! It's one we simply can't get enough of and we thought you'd like to know about it. Lola by Marc Jacobs includes pink pepper, pear, ruby red grapefruit, peony, rose, geranium, vanilla, creamy musk and tonka.
WHY we can't get enough?! It's very soft and feminine, a complex fragrance that is sweet, rosy, and makes you feel very pretty! Not only do we currently carry the 1.7 oz and 3.4 oz at discounted prices, but we also carry a cute gift set that includes an eau de parfum, body lotion, and shower gel!

Layer up in luxury (at a fraction of the cost) in this intriguing scent by Marc Jacobs...can't wait to try it, huh?!

From Runway to Realway: Statement Red Lip

Posted by Assunta on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 8:00 PM

The red lip is a 'super' staple on the runways, but this season, for Spring 2013, makeup artists stepped it up with an even, stronger lip. Many required 4 to 5 steps -(filling in lips with lip liner, layering with lipsticks, sprinkling power pigment on top - so there was this exciting play of texture and color. Because it was paired with luminous skin and a minimalist eye, it didn't look overbearing, but modern.

Photo: Prada Spring/Summer 2013, Credit: Beautypress.com
Anna Kim, a beauty editor at Stylesight says, "Red lipstick is the quintessential symbol of womanity, confidence and sophistication.Pink and lip gloss has youthful associations. Now, you see teenagers and twenty year olds wearing red lipstick all the time. I also think, on some subconscious level, it has something to do with separating yourself from reality tv culture (the Kardashians, Real Housewives, etc). These reality show ladies tend to favor a smoky eye with a glossy lip. So the red lip has come to stand even more for ladylike and sophisticated."

Who did it well on the runway? Prada, Jason Wu, Rochas, Loewe

Create Easy Waves With a Flat Iron

Posted by Assunta on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 8:11 PM

Perfect curls...from a flat iron? Yes, that's right, you didn't just read this wrong. This technique will create bouncy curls and a sexy beach wave...and now, after reading this, you can easily create this look at home.

First, and always, you'll want to protect your hair with a thermal spray, we love Abba's Pure Thermal Protect Spray.

Section off your hair so that it's easier to curl.

Now, smooth out the hair with the iron, grab at the plates, wrap your hair over and twist, and make sure your hair is locked between the two plates. 

Once it is locked between the two, 'straighten' your hair down into a beautiful, wavy curl. 

Shake out your hair and see if there are any spots you have missed. Spray some hair spray into your hair to add some more volume. Spray underneath and spray any fine, stray baby hairs. 

What do you think? Will you try this technique for a wavy hair look?