Retail Therapy: Shoes & Handbags
I don't know if it is the on-again off-again rain pounding down, or the ominous gray and dreary skies above, or the fact that aforementioned poopy weather is making it virtually impossible for me to inaugurate my lovely new sundresses and sandals, but I seem to have become a victim of overcompensation.To wit: When one is unable to express oneself through well-overdue seasonal fashion transition, one has a tendency to express oneself through continuous and mindless consumption of foil wrapped chocolate delicacies and animal shaped marshmallow confections. Ergo, one now resembles a bulging sausage in one's new crop's and springy tops. What's a twirty girl to do?
According to Girly, I need to refocus my energies into something positive and worthwhile; something which will benefit me physically as well as psychologically. Therefore, I am going to replace chocolate/marshmallow/jelly bean therapy with the equally satisfying (and much more rewarding) retail therapy. Now I know, dearest girls, that you are wondering about that extra poundage currently residing on my belly, hips and thighs (aforementioned sausage effect). Never fear, a solution is well at hand! I will embark on my course of retail therapy through SIS (Size Independent Shopping), which as any twirty girl worth her weight (pun intended!) in gold knows encompasses handbags, sweet accessories, fabulous footwear, beauty supplies and makeup, all of which will be stylish and chic regardless of my wearing a size 4 (unfortunately, not since the Bush administration) or a size 14. In the meantime, with the impending nuptials of a dear friend, and the definite possibility of yet another bridesmaid dress (hopefully something stylish that can be worn again!) hanging in my closet (always the bridesmaid, never the bride!) I should undertake a fitness regimen designed to trim the tummy, tighten the tushie and whittle the waistline (have the sinking feeling this will require much more than skipping past (not into) my local Krispy Kreme). Anyhoo, such sweaty ponderings earn a well deserved Scarlett,so I'll think about that tomorrow. In the meantime, I'm going to take Girly's advice and shake this Spring Fever. Will grab my trusty parasol and head out into the wet wild world in search of:
Things That Put a Spring in My Step
- Fun, fun, fun sandals. Seriously, scoring a pair of fabulous sandals is a sure-fire way to brighten your day!
- Elegant, dance-til-dawn sandals. Every girl needs a pair, and they are guaranteed to attract attention of the male variety, as well as the envy of your fashionista posse. Also, they have the added benefit of elongating the leg, which counteracts sausage-ness.
- Chic flats to wear with my new capri's and springy tops (once I am sans sausage-body).
- Terrific everyday handbag. Rich leather. Clean, sleek lines. Great details. Perfect size.
- Sassy mini bag. Great for date night or girl's night out.
- Chic professional tote. Perfect for stashing manuscripts and proposals, as well as all the fun little promo items floating around the office. Best of all, it doesn't look like a sissified briefcase.
- Hand-crafted jewelry. My current fave is this whimsical little bangle. Looks great with my new Sperry flips!
- In continued effort to be on time, I recommend this stylish timepiece — it's gorgeous and it's très She She.
- Give those winter-weary lips a boost! Just love Neutrogena lip soother. Lightly glossy moisturizer, soothes your lips while giving them a wow punch!
- Fabulous new spring shades for your mani/pedi! Don't forget to give those gorgeous tootsies a little TLC in preparation for their spring sandal debut!
- Brighten your eyes with great sultry, shimmery color. I just adore tarte's new golden days & sultry nights Amazonian clay collector's shadow palette. Perfect for spring and summer!
- Bronzer! Yes girls, it's a proven fact that your glamorously gorgeous gams will look ever so much more sleek and sexy with a bit of a tan. Make that a safe tan. Oodles of tanners and bronzers to choose from. Check out these fabulous self-tanning towelettes from tarte.
- Find a fabulous refreshing scent for spring. I am in love with Lavanila Fresh Vanilla Lemon. Bright, juicy lemon blends with lush watery fruits, fresh bamboo, and pure Madagascar vanilla for a clean and sexy softness. Bursting with freshness, this energizing scent is utterly addictive.
Well girly girls, that should get you started on the right (and stylishly shod) foot. Happy shopping! Be sure to check out the Chic Shop and the homepage for updates from She She Me!
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Enter to Win! La Lumière illuMask
Finally, all of your skincare problems can be solved without ever having to step foot in the doctor’s office. Introducing the La Lumière illuMask, the world’s first LED light therapy mask, is scientifically proven to treat acne and achieve younger looking skin in just 4 weeks.
This revolutionary device is available as an anti-aging or anti-acne treatment and slips comfortably onto the face, like a pair of sunglasses, allowing you to “bring the dermatologist home” by providing a gentle 15 minute per day treatment by emitting safe, effective LED light to the skin.
This amazing device and works as well as department store devices that cost hundreds of dollars and with the added benefits of convenience and affordability. illuMask is the skincare device that everyone has been waiting for – ages young and old!
The illuMask™ Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask uses gentle red and infrared light wavelengths and uniformly distributes the light over the entire face for a short 15 minutes a day. Containing 30 treatments in one convenient, lightweight mask, the Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask is an ultra-affordable step in your skincare routine that delivers clinically proven results. Safe for all skin types and tones, the gentle treatment does not emit any damaging UV rays. Clinical results showed illuMask™ Anti-Aging Phototherapy Mask to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in as little as two weeks.
Price: $30 for 30 treatments
illuMask™ Anti-Acne Light Therapy Mask
Scientifically proven to be an effective way to treat acne, among other skin conditions, light therapy, or phototherapy, is a transformative treatment safe for all skin types. To make phototherapy accessible and easy for all, illuMask uses groundbreaking, patented technology to deliver all the benefits of light therapy in a convenient hands-free mask. The at-home light therapy device slips comfortably onto the face, just like a pair of glasses, for a 15-minute treatment that delivers better results than the leading prescription drug acne treatments. The illuMask Anti-Acne Light Therapy Mask is FDA cleared for the treatment of mild to moderate acne. Clinical results proved illuMask left skin clearer, smoother, and less oily with fewer blemishes.
Price: $30 for 30 treatments
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She She Me's Favorite Things
Personalized Hand Stamped Jewelry
from The Silver Loft
You can choose to have your ring stamped with multiple names or choose to stack them for more fun!
This listing is for one hand stamped sterling silver ring. These are available in 3 sizes, 6, 7, and 8. If you are a half size, I suggest sizing up to the next whole size.
Remember to be specific in your personalization request and try to keep your personalization under 25 characters.
This dainty necklace is classic and will be a go to piece for years. Available in 14K Gold Filled, or Sterling silver it will also most likely become a keepsake for years to come. This necklace is stamped in my favorite "bare naked" style with the letters un-oxidized. If you would like your letters oxidized (blackened) please let me know. Customize this as much as you want with the placement to the right, left or centered!
Get Glowing for Spring!
Modern Family Star Ariel Winter looked stunning at the recent Mr. Peabody & Sherman movie premier in Los Angeles, CA. Ariel's makeup artist Toby Fleischman shares the scoop on how to recreate her Spring look.
INSPIRATION: Spring looks - glowing skin, a fresh, soft palette
GET THE LOOK: Celebrity makeup artist Toby Fleischman was feeling spring fever, so for the premiere of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Ariel Winter's look was all about glowing skin and a fresh, soft palette. “This is one busy 16 year old! With her crazy schedule, we don't always have a lot of time for frills when it comes to glam time. That's why I love Bioré's Self-Heating One-Minute Mask - it does its job well...and quick!” says Toby.\
Ariel shared a cute photo on Twitter "getting her mask on' wearing the Bioré Self-Heating One Minute mask while prepping for the premiere .
Here is Toby's step-by-step breakdown:
• After the Bioré Self-Heating One Minute mask, her skin is not only cleansed, but really refreshed, so I just need minimal foundation. I used Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation very sparingly with a fluffy brush to even out skin tone.
• Using a soft palette of spring pastels in mints and pinks, I created a defined eye with some sparkle and cheeks and lips in juicy shades. Chanel Illusion D'Ombre eyeshadow in Epatant is the most gorgeous pastel light mint color that just shines like a shimmering ocean.
• I love using a matte black eyeshadow smudged in between the lashes on the lash line to create definition. I used Clinique Colour Surge Eye Shadow Stay Matte in Midnight .
• Chanel's Creme blushes are amazing. The perfect pop of pink on Ariel's cheeks is called Afinité and it is gorgeous.
• Finishing of the look is Tarte Lipsurgence in Charmed.
About Bioré Self Heating One Minute Mask: In just one minute, this thermal mask warms to open pores, draws out and dissolves 2.5 times more dirt, oil, and surface toxins than a basic cleanser, and rinses them clean away with an invigorating cooling sensation. Infused with natural charcoal, this breakthrough mask melts dirt and oil better than the leading competitive mask. So clean your pores from the dirt, oil and makeup of the past and clear the problem. Available at drugstores nationwide - www.biore.com
Snap2Live Belts - the accessory that saves lives
Social Entrepreneur, Do-gooder Ernesto Arguello created the Snap2Live belt to spread awareness on the “United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety.” The Snap2Live inspired fashion accessory engages brand enthusiast to become vocal supporters of the road safety campaign, helping save millions of lives and raise funds for the same mission. Snap2Live belts, which feature the UN decade of action logo are unisex, one size fits all and come in a variety of colors.
Snap2Live belts were designed to raise awareness on a global phenomenon: Road Crashes. Upon hearing that, “road crashes are the leading cause of death among youth,” Snap2Live founder, Ernesto Arguello felt compelled to do something. In an effort to support the, “United Nations decade of action for Road Safety” Snap2Live pledges 70% of the profits to the Road Safety Fund, which includes donations for the UN’s work in road safety and to create safe, affordable communities in developing countries. Utilizing his background as both an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ernesto is fashionably bringing attention to the fact that over a million people are dying every year on the world’s road and that together, we can do something about it. For further information, visit www.snap2live.com.
I am in LOVE with TwirlyGirl — a site devoted to the little girls in our lives. From their iconic "twirly" dresses and skirts to adorable leggings and all things girly enough to melt your heart!
They even have matching dresses for your little one's dolls! Check it out today — your little girl will be the belle of the ball!
tarte Golden Days & Sultry Nights
Summer 2014 Collection: Discover our latest collection inspired by the pure pleasures of summer.
Summer 2014 Collection: Discover our latest collection inspired by the pure pleasures of summer.
receive a free sample with any order plus, receive free shipping on orders of $40+ at tarte cosmetics
LUSH Splashes into San Jose!
California beauty junkies can rejoice because a new LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics store is opening soon at the Westfield Oakridge Mall in San Jose (925 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose CA 95123-1294). Get your skin and hair prepped for warmer temps with a vast array of products that use fresh ingredients and therefore contain higher concentrations of beneficial vitamins, minerals and proteins to make skin radiant and clear and hair healthy and glossy.
She She Me girls love LUSH — the fresh, ethical retailer has more than 900 stores worldwide and is a veritable beauty delicatessen that features gorgeously fragranced soap; facemasks fresh with raw ingredients that are kept in a refrigerator; a vast skin care range; top-quality hair products to satisfy all guests “mane” concerns and of course the infamous Bath Bombs, invented by LUSH. As well as pioneering the freshest cosmetics, LUSH has an ecological message: products are suitable for vegetarians and those suitable for vegans are clearly marked (82% of products). Nothing is tested on animals and both packaging and preservatives are kept to a minimum.
Get Your Skin in Shape for Spring
with Orico London
Leave the winter blues behind and start getting your skin into shape for spring with Orico London.
With three must-haves to get your skin firm, tight and smooth, you’ll be more than prepared when warm weather rolls around.
||Dare to bare your skin. Orico U Turn Organic Stretch Mark Elixir contains a clinically proven extract of green microalgae bioactive rich in peptides and amino acids to increase collagen production and restore skin tone and elasticity. After just one month of use, it helps to visibly reduce stretch marks and smooth the skin.
||Treat your skin to a natural facelift. Orico Pure Uplift Face Firming Elixir provides a fast and easy lift for any woman looking to tighten up. This elixir contains clinically proven bioactives, skin conditioning extracts and glycerin to lift and reduce wrinkles while smoothing skin.
||Without ever stepping foot in a doctor’s office, Orico Full Cup Bust & Neck Enhancing Elixir has been proven to enhance breasts by 1 to 1.5 inches after six weeks of use while improving skin quality. This all-natural enhancement oil contains powerful natural moisturizers and antioxidants which intensify results by toning and firming both the bust and neck area naturally.
Skincare Survival Kit from HydroPeptide
This crazy is-it-winter-or-is-it-spring weather has definitely wreaked havoc on my skin. Thankfully, I have discovered HydroPeptide, the leading peptide-based anti-aging cosmeceutical line that has the hydrating, protective products you need in your beauty survival kit.
Wash away the effects of winter temps (we’re looking at you, dry and rough skin) with HydroPeptide’s Exfoliating Cleanser: Energizing Renewal. This anti-aging cleanser features a foaming peptide that contributes deep cleansing and nourishment while reducing irritation and dryness. It also contains a preservative peptide to provide broad spectrum antimicrobial protection for clearer skin, as well as a triple action peptide proven to stimulate collagen production and preventing breakdown by 53%. Jojoba beads gently resurface without leaving micro-tears in the skin, while buffered glycolic acid improves cell turnover, restores radiance and enables deep and healthy hydration.
Take the next step in pampering with a super-hydrating daytime moisturizer. Face Lift: Advanced Ultra-Light Moisturizer is a triple threat –a 3-in-1 anti-aging cream, smart hydrator and antioxidant treatment that also contains a mega-dose of multi-performance peptides that reinforce skin’s defenses while thoroughly protecting against environmental stressors. Hyaluronic acid in three different molecular weights targets fine lines and wrinkles on three levels: as a topical filler, by promoting elasticity and by deeply restoring hydration. Face Lift also contains Beta White, a peptide that works to lighten imperfections by addressing the genetic and environmental causes of hyperpigmentation.
No matter the weather, UV rays can interfere with your skin-barrier function and reduce moisture retention. Luckily, HydroPeptide’s Solar Defense: Broad Spectrum SPF 30 contains a moisture binding peptide rich in protein that reactivates epidermal lipids and allows for improved, long-lasting hydration. You can also lighten the load on your skin, as Solar Defense features micro-encapsulated pigment spheres that self-adjust to even out all skin tones, which allows it to act as your SPF, makeup primer and tinted moisturizer all in one. This physical sunscreen also contains titanium and zinc oxides that offer broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB damage without leaving a white, chalky appearance.
Discover Lancôme's New
Hypnotic Eyes Collection
Spring is finally here and there’s no better time to let your natural beauty shine. Matte, velvety textures are trending this upcoming season replacing the dewy, glowing look and for eyes specifically, using shades that are neutral and not too shiny create a flattering, natural look. Lancôme is taking your nude look to new heights with its three NEW mesmerizing matte eye shadow palettes and five eye shadow singles.
Lancôme National Makeup Artist, Darais knows a thing or two about creating an alluring eye look. “Women are always in search for more matte and neutral eyeshadow shades as they’re known to hide the wrinkles and lines around the eyes,” he says. Need a great tip to getting that ultimate natural look? Darais notes “Cohesive looks are more natural. When using more than one color together make sure the transition has been blended together.”
The complete Hypnotic Eyes Collection reveals lush lashes and smoky lids with perfectly groomed eyebrows.
NEW Shadow Palettes: These silky shadows glide on smoothly to define, contour, and highlight eyes, leaving a coveted matte finish ($50)
Available shades: Beige Brulee, French Nude, and Chocolate Amande
NEW Shadow Singles: Swipe on the most hypnotic shades that bring out the best in every skin tone ($20)
Available shades: Café Crème, Golden Amande, Cinnamon Sucre, Smoldering Cocoa, and Éclair
Hypnôse Mascaras: Bring lashes to their fullest and most dramatic heights with Hypnôse mascara in Black, Hypnôse Drama in Excessive Black, and Hypnôse Star in Noir Midnight ($27.50 - $28.50)
Le Crayon Poudre in Taupe: This dual-ended brow pencil and brush shapes, shades and grooms brows in seven perfectly polished, natural looking shades ($25.50)
Artliner Precision Point EyeLiner in Noir: Add drama to your hypnotic presence with this precision point liquid eyeliner pen ($30.00)
Cils Booster XL: Give lashes an extra large boost with a sweep of this innovative mascara base that enhances the lengthening and thickening benefits of your favorite Lancôme mascara ($24.50)
A Spritz of Spring with Lavanila
It's Spring!! Time to celebrate! And I've got the just the perfect thing - Check but Lavanila’s two fruity fragrances are sure to evoke a spring spirit every time you spritz!
Get Your Best Spring Blowout with John Frieda!
Now that spring is finally here it's time to get your hair back into swingy, springy style and it’s important that you have a blow dryer that can do the trick. The John Frieda Full Volume Dryer is the best kind of heat that you need, adding volume and shine back into dull lifeless hair.
Featuring Advanced Ionic Technology and titanium ceramic coating, the Full Volume Dryer works to smooth and protect your hair for a sleek and shiny finish. Whether you a looking to create natural curls, beachy waves, or silky straight hair, this dryer come with two snap-on concentrators for targeted airflow to achieve any look you desire!
Also developed with frizz-fighting technology, 3 eat and two speed settings, and a cold shot button to lock in curls, the Full Volume Dryer offers salon-quality blowout results at home.
Award Worthy Complexion: OLEHENRIKSEN
Flawless, radiant skin is a standard for celebs, and fortunately, you don’t need to be a movie star to achieve a luminous complexion—incorporate OLEHENRIKSEN into your beauty regimen to get A-list, lust-worthy skin. Skincare-makeup hybrids, Perfect Truth CC Crème and Perfect Truth CC Eye Crème are formulated with five sources of Vitamin C to simultaneously illuminate, protect and perfect.
These CC’s offer sheer, luminous coverage, while light-reflecting pigments diffuse the telltale signs of aging. Providing the ultimate “complexion perfection,” skin instantly glows showcasing youthful luminosity and red carpet radiance.
illuminates with light-reflecting pigments
diffuses flaws and provides sheer, illuminating coverage
nourishes with sodium hyaluronate and ceramides
protects with broad spectrum SPF 30
Over time CORRECTS:
brightens, fades dark spots with five sources of vitamin C
reduces redness and calms with green tea extract
minimizes lines with Tripeptide-5
prevents free radical damage with ferulic acid, a powerful antioxidant
Enjoy Sweet Dreams!
Studies have shown that across the globe, no one is getting a full night’s sleep, which is an essential part of your skin’s healing process. Set yourself up for a blissful, uninterrupted snooze courtesy of Elizabeth Arden’s NEW Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Nighttime Miracle Moisturize. The lightweight formula glides on easily to impart its silky and nourishing ingredients into dry skin, while a unique, lavender-scent de-stresses skin, calms your mind and soothes your senses.
Why you also need this overnight miracle moisturizer? A full night of restful sleep boosts collagen levels, initiates cell turnover and increases melatonin.
Elizabeth Arden spa estheticians developed a unique application ritual to maximize the calming, soothing, and relaxing benefits, from this new Miracle Moisturizer:
Step 1: Dip fingers into the jar and take a small amount of moisturizer onto fingertips.
Step 2: Gently warm the product between fingertips.
Step3: Breathe in the scent of the soothing lavender to calm and lull senses.
Step 4: Lightly massage onto face in small circular motions. Apply product generously to other dryness-prone areas such as hands elbows and legs.
Body Oils - the Perfect Skin Hydration
The weather is finally warming up, and the dryness in the air continues to wreak havoc on our skin. Luckily, body oils have emerged as a trend and these multitaskers are the perfect solution to get you through the winter months. Providing radiance, hydration and nourishment, body oils are the ultimate cure to dry, cracked winter skin.
None of us have a minute to spare in the day. We’re always looking for ways to cut corners, save time and eliminate “to do’s” from our busy routines. Mornings can be particularly hectic. Between getting kids ready for school, getting ready for work and getting out the door – the first thing to get phased out is often parts of your beauty routine.
Luckily – you don’t have to sacrifice the health and appearance of your skin just because you’re rushed in the a.m. These wonders work while you sleep to ensure you wake up looking well-rested and even more gorgeous than when your head hit the pillow. Skin actually goes into recovery mode while you sleep, allowing for better ingredient abortion. So lay back, relax and let these products work their magic!
||ZO Skin Health Ossential Radical Night Repair Plus – Night is the best time to use retinol/retinoic acid since it’s when skin cells are most active. With this powerful formula, a full 1% concentration of retinol stimulates new cell activity and collagen formation in aged and UV damaged skin. You’ll notice a more youthful glow after six weeks of use.
||Lumixyl Revitaleyes - Revitaleyes is the first and only eye cream formulated with Decapeptide-12 as part of a truly comprehensive treatment to correct dark circles, eye-area lines and wrinkles, dryness and inflammation. Most other products tackle just one or two of these issues, leaving behind unresolved problems. Revitaleyes addresses all of the major contributing factors to dark circles under the eyes. The result is brightness, smoothness and firmness even if you didn’t get your full 8 hours.
||elure Advanced Brightening Night Cream – As part of elure’s three step system this rich cream uses the naturally occurring enzyme Melanozyme™ to treat hyperpigmentation and reveal a visibly brighter, more radiant complexion.
||Clear Clinic Labs ClearME – Acne sufferers rejoice! ClearME padsare medicated treatment pads designed to fight acne and enhance complexion. Simply swipe one over skin after cleaning in the evening to clear skin with a combination of salicylic acid and glycolic acid while you sleep.
||ZO Skin Health Oraser Daily Hand Repair. Applied daily, Oraser Daily Hand Repair helps erase the signs of aging hands. Using powerful antioxidants, brightening and amino acid complexes, it helps minimize age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen helps prevent future damage.
Celebrate Earth Day With Jurlique
Sustainability is more than skin deep at Jurlique. It’s what keeps us and our products ‘beautiful on the inside’. Our founders searched the world for the richest, purest earth on which to establish our farm, and found it in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. Today, this pristine environment is home to a wide variety of plants, herbs and flowers that form the heart of Jurlique’s high performance formulas.
To preserve the perfection of nature we tend, pick and sort our crops by hand. By working with nature and never against it, we foster richer soil which means healthier plants, more potent extracts and powerful, efficacious products. It’s a natural progression from better farming to more beautiful skin.
As the leader in natural skin care, Jurlique strongly believes in following sustainable practices and doing the right thing by the earth. Help Jurlique celebrate this Earth Day, by heading over to their YouTube station for eco-tips straight from the lips of real Jurlique Insiders, from their farm in south Australia to retail stores worldwide.
Inspired to show us your eco-love? Between April 7-30, we invite you to post your favorite nature snapshot on Instagram by tagging #beautifulontheinside and @JurliqueUSA. Three winners will be chosen to win an eco tote bag filled with our Jurlique insiders’ favorite Earth Day
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