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50 Classics for Your Closet

April 1, 2012

A girl’s must-haves…

What’s missing from your wardrobe?

Best Blush Application for Your Face Shape

April 1, 2012

Many women avoid blush because they don’t know where to put it.  No fear; here is blush application, demystified.  Just follow the easy steps below based on your face shape and you’ll be good to glow!

Elongated Face


If you have an elongated face like Tia Mowry, you want to create balance by drawing attention to the center of the face.  Apply blush directly to the apples of your cheeks. It will visually cut your face in half, give the illusion of more prominent cheekbones and highlight the widest part of your face.

Triangular Face


If your face shape is triangular like Reese Witherspoon, you want to apply blush closer to the eyes. This compliments your prominent cheekbones by framing the eyes. Be careful not to go too far onto the temples!

Round Face


When you have a round face like mine, the goal is to add dimension to give the appearance of a lifted cheekbone. In this case, you want to apply blush on the bridge of the cheekbone and directly below it. If you have a round face with more prominent cheekbones, you can apply blush on the apples of the cheek, similar to the technique for the triangular face shape.

Expert Tip:  For those of you worried about looking like a clown and adding too much color, simply spank the brush against your arm or the blush compact to release the extra powder.

Go for the Gold

October 18, 2011

I’m all for glamour and gold is the perfect way to add just a touch to your life.  Whether through a fabulous sequins dress, a huge gilded mirror or cute flats, you can make a serious style statement with the metallic that looks good on everyone!  Here: a few of my gold obsessions…

Inspired yet?!


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Animal Magnetism

October 17, 2011

Whether you’re afraid or unwilling to commit to color or just want a pop of pizazz, animal prints are the perfect way to add tonal texture – both in your wardrobe and your home!  There’s nothing like a pair of leopard print flats to punctuate the perfect Sunday brunch outfit.  Same goes for a pair of zebra print pillows.  But rest assured that there’s an animal print for everyone.  Here are a few classic ways to take a walk on the wild side.

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Color Therapy with The Divine Chair

October 16, 2011

Whether in fashion or home decor, I LOVE a vintage find.  And while I’m the queen of the greige apartment, I love a pop of color, especially in the form of a well-placed chair.  Enter The Divine Chair.  I first learned of the company when I moved to the UWS as they can be found at the GreenFlea Market at 77th and Columbus every Sunday.  I walked by on my way to search for antique jewelry and was greeted by founder and designer Kitty McBride and about half a dozen gorgeous chairs!

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Kitty started making the eccentric pieces when she couldn’t find furniture that she liked for herself.  She bought vintage chairs and brought them to life with paint, and fun, unexpected colors, prints and textures, creating real works of art.  She started selling them on Craigslist in 2009 and has been in demand since.

Alberto, $1500

Whether you have a favorite piece that needs a little TLC or you want Kitty to help you select one, she will customize your piece to suit your needs.  Divine chairs range in price from about $400 – $1800.

Betsy & Cleo, $1600

I’m in love with the Camille below but I can’t wait to see what she has today!

Camille, $835

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Beautify Your Beauty Products

October 16, 2011

I love getting dolled up and I love for my beauty products and tools to be just as glam!
On my dresser are my fragrances on this gorgeous glass tray with metal beaded trim.
Add a candle for an extra feminine touch.


 And in the bathroom, I keep my makeup brushes in this pretty mercury-inspired glass cup that
I found at Gracious Home in the candle section.


Space permitting, here are two more chic ways to beautifully display your products and tools:
Pretty Dresser…


Va Va Va Vanity!

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Bethenny Frankel Launches SkinnyGirl Skincare

July 27, 2011

Mere months after Bethenny Frankel sells her SkinnyGirl Margarita line for $120 million and a month after launching the SkinnyGirl Cleanse, she announces her entrance into yet another product category, leveraging the success of the SkinnyGirl brand.  This time, the reality star has partnered with Lotta Luv to create Skinnygirl Face & Body Solutions, featuring a personal care line called Honesty by Bethenny which consists of 30 beauty products, ranging from plumping lip gloss to body creams to cooling foot spray.

Bethenny tells WWD about the name she chose for the line, “$150 eye cream is ridiculous and absurd”. “[Products that promise] ‘you’re going to look like Heidi Klum in two days’ or ‘like you had a face-lift’ have always bothered me.”

According to Women’s Wear Daily, SkinnyGirl Face & Body Solutions launches in November at select Walmart stores – just in time for the holiday season – and will retail for $15 and below.

I can only wonder and wait in anticipation of what she’ll do next.  My guess?  A clothing line.  What do you think?

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