Tuesday, April 29, 2008
One product that I am frequently asked about is dry shampoo. Women want the scoop on this stuff: does it work, how does it work, does it make your hair feel like it's been coated in baby powder? To appreciate dry shampoo, you've got to understand that it does not replace regular shampoo. Instead, use the product to revive hair post workout or when you're running late in the morning. Your hair will not feel squeaky clean and soft after using dry shampoo. It will look cleaner than straight up dirty hair- the starchy ingredients in this product trap oil in the hair and create volume at the roots.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Calling all Bombshells in the L.A. area: book your appointment today for a complimentary spring makeover from Hourglass cosmetics. The event is coming up on May 10th at the Beverly Hills Barney's- this is a great opportunity to treat yourself to a new look. Or bring your mom for some pre-Mother's Day bonding time. In addition to a full makeover, you can meet Hourglass creator Carisa Janes and lead makeup artist Josh Wolf, take home a free full-sized eye shadow and qualify for free gift-with-purchases.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
- Bombshells believe that a print will be "too much" on their bodies.
- Clothes featuring prints of the past were not crafted to create shape or definition on the body - two musts for a voluptuous woman.
Sometimes all a printed piece needs is a little help to go from "I'm not sure" to "Heck yeah!". The Crochet Yolk Foiled Tunic from Lane Bryant is a great example. Despite the structure of the yolk neckline, this tunic is way too fluid for most Bombshells and will do nothing for a curvy figure (other than hide it - not an option). But the foundation of this print is good - it features a combination of larger and smaller graphic elements that work together. It would work best on someone with a little length in her torso, although this doesn't necessarily mean only tall girls can work this. A wide belt to cinch in the waist or a cropped cardigan/jacket are both options for adapting this tunic to accentuate the shape of your body.
If you're still unsure about whether or not to get in on the print trend, start small. A pair of shoes, a chunky bracelet, a scarf tied onto your purse or worn as a head band. And if a printed tunic or skirt catches your eye, try it on before saying no. You just might surprise yourself.
Photo credits: JessicaLondon.com; LizClaiborne.com; LaneBryant.com; Avenue.com
Friday, April 18, 2008
I understand that there's a time and place for taking things slow- on a first date, cutting off 6 inches or more of hair, buying a house. But when it comes to perfect skin? I don't wanna wait around for that. And Prescriptives gets that. In fact, they've named a product after me - Instant Gratification. This all-in-one micro dermabrasion-peel comes pretty freaking close (in my opinion) to replicating a professional treatment at home. Plus, it's oil free and non-acnegenic - both good things.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
- It's taking place at Chuck E. Cheese
- There will be a million kids there, along with their moms/dads/assorted guardians
- Equally important are style (because it's always important!) and functionality-it's just not in me to do the Hokey Pokey with Chuck E. in 6 inch heels
Jeans are kind of a no-brainer here - I'm going with flares because they always make me feel kicky and fun.A cute print and crochet detailing make this top from Avenue perfect for the Sunday morning party- casual, comfortable, and springy with a really appealing retro feel. Footwear is obviously very important. I'm going with a neutral gray flat like this one by REPORT - the Caley flat features cutouts which makes them a nice compromise between sensible flat and springy sandal.
Minimal accessories because the outfit has enough going on and doesn't really warrant a whole lot more. Oh and the less dangly things for the little munchkins to snag on, the better.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
wear a white pant suit? This one from ALS Woman is beautiful, in no small part to it's notched lapel and single button jacket, the body-skimming trousers. The white is indeed striking, yet incredibly simple and elegant. For a burst of spring, swap this suit in for your usual black or gray at the office. Or stand out in a sea of little black dresses at a cocktail party. Break up the jacket and pants for maximum versatility (the true beauty of a good suit). Let's put the question, 'Can women over size 14 wear white pants?' to rest with a resounding, "Yes!"
Photo credit: Macys.com
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I may be in the minority here, but I'm not a big fan of makeup palettes. Don't get me wrong- I love the idea of them; a bunch of makeup compacted into one portable little compact? So tempting. It's just that most palettes don't live up to the hype for me- the colors are never quite right for my skintone, there's always at least 2 colors that don't work, etc. But when I got a look at the new, limited edition Stila Kitten Palette, my cold, frosty heart melted a little.
- ray- a shimmering golden copper, perfect accent to a healthy summer glow
- mystic - shimmering aqua blue, a bold shade for summer soirees
- wheat- pearlescent beige, a perfect base for a bronzed eye
- prize - soft gold shimmer, can be paired with any shade in the palette for a golden sheen
- sun - shimmering golden peach, a sunny sparkle for day or night
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
- Ultra wide legged pants add the illusion of extra weight throughout your butt and thighs.
- They do nothing for balance - most women would have to wear football pads on their shoulders in order to balance out all the width on these legs.
- To the floor styles like this one do not make you look taller. They make you look like you have no feet, which cuts off the illusion of height.
Just to be clear, I'm not against more moderate wide legged pants. They compliment my shape very well and are a personal favorite. It's these ultra wide legs that are such a no. Rule of thumb- your pants are too wide legged if, while the pants are on you, someone can fit their head up them.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Photo credit, top to bottom: OldNavy.com; Nordstrom.com; Evans.co.uk.