Monday, December 31, 2012

San Francisco Winter Fashion Window Displays

Nordstrom Holiday Window Display
Nordstrom Window at San Francisco Center

Over the Christmas holiday I visited my family up in Northern California and spent a few days in San Francisco. I waited until last minute to do gift shopping, so I found myself in downtown San Francisco during one of the busiest weekends of the year. I tend to avoid crowds, but when you're in your favorite city in California, it doesn't make it so bad. Of course, I had to take pictures of window displays that caught my eye...

Friday, December 28, 2012

New Year Party Beauty and Fashion Ideas

Still don't know what look to do for the New Year celebrations? Here are a couple ideas I came across while browsing Twitter this morning...

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fun and Tacky Holiday Nail Art Ideas

Need some fun ideas for holiday nails?

Daily Glow has put together 15 wacky and tacky ideas if you have the time, patience, and skills to try something new.

I actually like the Snoopy nails :)

I also like the nail art I found on Instagram by user "brittniriane1" (pictured above).

What fun nail art will you try out this holiday season?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Year, New You Part 1: John Frieda Giveaway

Zac Posen Beauty Look Spring 2013
Zac Posen beauty look Spring 2013
Update 1/11 :  Congratulations to Alaina, Vilma, and Tina for winning!

Update:The giveaway is extended until Thurs., Jan 10!

This time of year many of you are thinking about trying something new...Maybe it's a new haircut, new hair color, or even a whole new look for the upcoming year. You upgrade everything else in your life, why not give yourself an "upgrade"?

That's why I'm doing a series of giveaways over the next couple weeks to offer up ideas and ways to create a new look...

To kick off this series, the first giveaway will be for John Frieda's Precision Foam Colour from the Salon Blends Collection OR the John Frieda Clear Shine Luminous Glaze for those who don’t want to color their hair, but want an extra boost of shine.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Last Minute Gift Ideas: Anastasia Beverly Hills 2012 Limited Edition Holiday Sets

Ask any beauty fanatic what is on their gift wish list and most likely they'll tell you, "Makeup!"  So here are a couple last-minute gifts from Anastasia Beverly Hills that I absolutely love...and while you're at it, why not buy these for yourself to get glamoured up for parties and family gatherings!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Plastic Surgery Trend and Erasing Judgments

I was browsing online today and stumbled upon an article talking about a trend in which companies are marketing plastic surgery abroad as part of a vacation package.

This is something I wouldn't do myself, but I do find it interesting from a marketing standpoint. You could go on this "vacation" to another country where you get all the bells and whistles of an all-inclusive trip while recovering from your surgery. At the same time, you can prepare yourself mentally for the backlash you may receive from friends or loved ones...or the media if you're a celebrity.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Online Shopping Tips: 5 Ways to Score Deals on Your Favorite Fashion & Beauty Products

As the consummate bargain hunter, I absolutely love finding deals online. With the holidays here and everyone doing their gift shopping, I want to share some of my “secrets” on scoring deals to your favorite shops...

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dear Farrah Abraham: A Nose Job Will Not Prevent Criticism

“To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.” - Denis Waitley

Farrah Abraham, reality TV star who became famous for her stint on MTV's show, Teen Mom, said that she got a nose job and chin implant so that people will stop criticizing her. She supposedly was "annoyed" by all the comments about her face.

What Farrah doesn't know yet is that the criticism will not stop. Once you become famous, you'll forever be under scrutiny by the public. You know what? Now Farrah will be criticized by people who will say that she's fake and insecure for getting the plastic surgery. The plethora of comments on this article at Huffington Post is already filled with judgments about how she looked better before all the plastic surgery.

Headphones As a Fashion Statement? (SOL REPUBLIC HD Tracks Giveaway)

I was on Twitter not too long ago and came across someone tweeting about how some people nowadays seem to be wearing headphones as fashion statements. As if they were a phenomena that was just conceived...

But we can't deny the fact that music is an important part of our lives and we want to enjoy this music in the best way possible. I think this may be something enjoyed by men more than women, but after listening to music through SOL REPUBLIC headphones, I must urge EVERYONE to have this experience.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Inner Beauty Reminder

Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

Once in awhile you need a reminder to tell yourself just how beautiful you are - not just on the outside, but on the inside too...

Give yourself a hug, look in the mirror and say, "I am beautiful!"


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