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Shabby Apple

Shabby Apple offers a wide selection of vintage inspired fashion. They have tons of sexy pencil skirts and trendy peplum dresses. It’s sure to satisfy your retro craving! Enter now for a chance to score a $50 gift card! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below – enter daily to increase your chances of winning! Good Luck!

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Estee Lauder

I absolutely love, love, love Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel! It’s definitely one of my all-time cult favorites, but there is nothing more that I love than trying new things.

Estée Lauder Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Hydrating Gel is the latest oil-free hydrating gel to hit the market. It’s very similar to Clinique’s moisturizing gel, but with a few added extras. It has anti-aging benefits such as their new Tri-HA Cell Signaling Complex. It’s their latest breakthrough in the hunt for the fountain of youth. Basically what it does is helps your cells communicate with each other to help boost the natural production of hyaluronic acid in your skin. Okay so enough of the fancy scientific stuff – I love the lightweight oi-free texture, it’s lightly scented and cool to the touch. The only added ingredient I wished it had was SPF, but it works as a perfect nigh time moisturizer for oil-skinned girls!

Estée Lauder Advanced Time Zone Age Reversing Line/Wrinkle Hydrating Gel 1.7 oz. $65

(Photo courtesy of Estée Lauder)

Kiss Nail Dress Chanel Le Vernis

I fell in love with the new Marabou nail dress design from Kiss. The colorful gemstones look so refreshing over the leopard print. Unfortunately, I didn’t love the way the strips covered my nails. These strips are kind of thick and the stones don’t help the situation either! The strips on my index finger and middle finger looked ridiculous, so I removed them and decided to use Chanel Le Vernis in Vertigo. I thought the dark color would compliment my outfit and the leopard print. Mini crisis adverted! Have you tried these yet, what do you think?

Lancôme Gift at Macy's

For a limited time, get a free gift from Lancôme at Macy’s with a Lancôme purchase of $35 and if you spend $70 – you also get to choose an additional gift.

The 7 piece gift set includes:

    • Cosmetic Bag: Choose pink or printed
    • Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover
    • Hypnôse Star Mascara
    • Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor:  Choose Love It!, Wannabe or Pretty Burgundy
    • Body Essential: Savon Fraîchelle Invigorating Body Cleansing Gel, Hydra Fraîchelle Invigorating Body Moisturizer or Exfoliant Fraîchelle Invigorating Body Scrub
    • Moisturizer: Bienfait Multi-Vital -Rénergie, Lift Multi-Action or Absolue Premium BX

 
Make a Lancôme purchase of $70 and choose an additonal gift from the following options:

    • Option 1: Créme Mousse Confort Comforting Creamy Foaming Cleanser for Dry Skin & Tonique Confort Comforting Rehydrating for Dry Skin
    • Option 2: Créme Radiance Clarifying Cream-to-Foam Cleanser & Tonique Radiance Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser
    • Option 3: 3 Juicy Tubes Ultra Shiny Lip Glosses

 
If you live in the Tri-State area, visit my friend Karinna at the Lancôme counter at Macy’s inside Livingston Mall! Offer ends February 25th or until supplies last. Great Valentine’s Day present!

 

MAC Archie's Girls Collection

Inspired by the icon comic book – MAC Archie’s Girls collection offers fun colors for Spring 2013. It highlights the innocent rivalry between Betty and Veronica with contrasting hues. The Betty collection features bright pops of pink and pastels; while the Veronica collection vamps out with deep reds and dark purples.

Lipstick — Veronica $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Mac Archie's Girls Veronica Lipsticks

MAC Daddy’s Little Girl

Daddy’s Little Girl – Mid-tone pink violet (Satin)

MAC Ronnie Red

Ronnie Red – Bright red (Matte)

MAC Boyfriend Stealer

Boyfriend Stealer – Deep blackened plum (Cremesheen)

Lipglass — Veronica & Betty $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Veronica Betty Lipglass

MAC Lipglass Veronica Strawberry Malt Bright red

Strawberry Malt – Bright red

MAC Lipglass Betty Kiss & Don’t Tell Bright coral

Kiss & Don’t Tell – Bright coral

Pearl Glide Intense Eye Liner — Veronica $16.50 (Limited Edition)

MAC Archie's Girls Veronica Eye Liner

MAC Veronica Eye Liner

  • Designer Purple – Violet with pearl
  • Petrol Blue Deep – navy with pearl

Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette — Veronica $44.00 (Limited Edition)

MAC Archie's Girls VeronicaPaletteMAC Archie's Girls Spoiled Rich

MAC Archie's Girls Spoiled Rich Swatches

MAC Archie's Girl Collection Heart

(Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)

 

 

What better way to show your sweetheart how much you love them than with a gift of beauty. This year a whole bunch of brands launched Valentine’s love inspired gifts ranging from eye shadow palettes to fragrance sets. Here are my top picks:

 Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Set $110

Currently one of the most popular fragrances, this is sure to put a smile on her face! Features notes of bergamot, tea, freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, orchid, rose and patchouli. Set includes: Flowerbomb Bomblicious Body Crème (1.3 oz.), Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray (1.7 oz.), Flowerbomb Bomblicious Shower Gel (1.7 oz.).

 

Smashbox Love Me

Smashbox Love Me Eye Shadow Palette – Admire Me $34

Smashbox got it right with this palette. First of all – it’s just so pretty to look at! The neutral colors blend together so effortlessly and these eyeshadow glide on so smoothly and evenly.

Lancome Blush in Love

Lancome Blush in Love – Pommettes d’Amour $49

This dual sculpting blush add the perfect touch of color for the ultimate romantic makeup look. It’s designed to work well with all skin colors – Coral Effect adds a pop of bright color and Urban Ballet helps soften it so it looks radiant and natural.

Lipstick Queen Look of Love

Lipstick Queen Look of Love $39.75

This set offer a sheer tint of color for lips and cheeks. Use them separately or blend them together for a customize look.  Set includes: Saint Pinky Nude Lipstick, a romantic natural pink shade (.12 oz.), Oxymoron Honest Politician Lip Gloss, a natural shade (.28 oz.), Butterfly Ball Lipstick in Smitten, a sheer shade with a hint of turquoise – that make teeth appear whiter (.134 oz.).

Philosophy X and O

Philosophy X’s and O’s Valentine’s Day Gift Set $24

The perfect gift box filled with Valentine’s Day inspired goodies. The set includes: Vanilla Cream Topping Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath (4 oz.), Vanilla Cream Topping Body Lotion (2 oz.), Cherry On Top High Gloss High Flavor Lip Shine (.5 oz.)

A little something for him:

Gucci Guilty

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Gift Set $88

The man in you life deserves some V-Day gift giving love too – it’s not all about the ladies you know! But in all honesty, this gift pleases both. Top notes of invigorating Italian lemon and mandarin orange alongside crushed green leaves, fresh lavender and a defiant punch of pink pepper. The set includes: Gucci Guilty Eau de Toilette (3 oz.), Gucci GuiltyDeodorant Stick (2.5 oz.),  Gucci Guilty On The Go Spray (.25 oz.).

(Photos courtesy of Viktor & Rolf, Smashbox, Lancome, Lipstick Queen, Gucci, Philosophy)

Black on black manicure

I went out last weekend and I wanted a sexy manicure to match my LBD. I had recently seen a pic posted by Kim K. on Instagram of a black on black manicure. I liked the idea of back on black matte – but I wasn’t so thrilled about the french tip design.

I picked out China Glaze Black Diamond – a gunmetal black and paired it with a matte effect top coat. My manicurist created designs using black and silver nail art polish. I am in LOVE – I have not stopped looking at my nails. My nails look soo fierce – like a manicure Beyoncé would choose!

Black on Black nail design

The Face of Bangz

Bangz Salon and Wellness Spa in Montclair, NJ is hosting their 2nd annual Face of Bangz Contest, a tri-state competition in which women can compete for the grand prize as well as be named the next face of Bangz!

Entries will be accepted from now through February 28, 2013. In addition, all entrants will receive 15% off of any salon or spa treatment. Ten finalists will be selected for a final online vote.

Go to www.bangz.net to upload a photo and in a short 100 word statement explain why you should be The Face of Bangz.  The statement should tell why beauty on the inside is important to you and which charity/community service project you support and why.  Entries must be received by February 28th, 2013.

One Grand prize winner will be crowned as The Face of Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa for an entire year.  Her prize also includes a year of Bangz treatments valued at $1,500, $500 charity donation to the charity of her choice and appearances at Bangz Better World Foundation events. The four finalists will be awarded prize packages that include $100 gift cards to the salon and a $50 donation to the charity of their choice.

The top ten semi- finalists will be posted on www.bangz.net for open voting March 11-18th, 2013.   The five contestants with the most votes will be selected as finalists and invited to compete live in front of a judging panel at Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa in Montclair, at a date to be determined in April 2013.

Good Luck!

(Photo courtesy of Bangz)

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