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Sweet Styles for Spring!
Every year I think I’m never gonna make it, but here I am, on the other side, still pretty, but lacking a little Vitamin D. The award shows have helped me through that last bit of the winter season, and I have really enjoyed the red carpets from said award shows. I stopped in my tracks (picked up the remote and paused my DVR) when I saw Claire Danes at the Golden Globes in J. Mendel, and Emma Stone in Lanvin. They were both so gorgeous and stunning! Once I stopped freaking out about how great they looked, my mind soon turned to my own wardrobe, as it frequently does.
I’m always looking for excuses to shop, (but really, I always look good, so my shopping is basically a service to human kind), and the other day I realized my next motivation for shopping is Daylight Saving Time! With more sun in my life, it’s obvious I will need a few new things to help me embrace the sun and really celebrate the season.
Shoes: Let’s celebrate with shoes. Maybe because it’s such an easy transition, I always always always gravitate toward spring shoes before anything else. There is just something in the straps, the peep toes, the cork, the wedges, the colors and the prints that set my heart aflutter dreaming of gorgeous days and pretty pedicures. That’s right, I dream in my heart. That’s where the most serious dreaming is done.
I have my eyes set on this pair, as I’m sure they will go with everything in my closet. Ankle straps are SO of the moment. If you want to take a walk on the daring side, try out the bright neon and metallic sneakers trend. I always love them when I see them on the streets, but I admit that I am a bit dumbfounded when it comes to working them into my everyday wardrobe. Perhaps this is one trend that I will simply have to adore from afar. That sounds depressing. Better idea: Find a pair at an awesome flash sale and figure it out once I have them.
Garden Party: The lovely thing about this year’s garden party trend is that you get to pick when and where this party is taking place! Is your party on a manicured patio in Florida? Fab! Wear a dress inspired by the palms, espadrilles, and croc clutch and you are good to go. Is your party in Grandma’s old-fashioned backyard with rose trellises and cobble-stoned pathways? (I hope so, that sounds fabulous.) Throw on your floral knee length sundress, cork wedges, and top handle handbag. Are you invited to a modern garden party surrounding a sleek pool and water feature as the sun sets on a hot spring day? Then pull out your light shorts suit and ankle strap shoes and keep your hair loose and flowing. Is your party in a more rugged and natural setting? Maybe towering oak trees overlooking a small stream? Then wear outdoorsy crops, neutral camp shirt, canvas carry all, animal print shoes, and tribal inspired accessories. Are you attending a Victorian tea? Then pull out your pleated skirt and wear your modestly lacy blouse, and enjoy a cup for me! See, the garden party is so fun and easy because YOU get to decide your favorite garden!
Pastels: Spring equals pastels, obvi. So how do we make it different this year? First, all pastels aren’t just a faded washed out color. Some are rather bold, and I recommend seeking those pieces. Fall and winter had us color blocking, and the trend isn’t over. Color block your pastels! I find shades of light blue and green the easiest to pair together. Pastels are fab for the girl who usually sticks to neutrals. They are a great way to add color without too much of a change. Need just a jolt of pastel? Try it in your shoes, cute watch, or find a great pastel skirt to get you through spring. I know myself, and I know that as soon as summer hits, I’m going to be jumping on the bright neon train faster than you can say, “obvi,” and I will be leaving my pastels behind till next year. I better just get my pastel fix in nail polish and call it good.
Bump it up a notch: I was helping a dear friend put together an outfit for this fancy event she is attending, and I told her, “Try on exactly what you are planning on wearing, look in the mirror and say to yourself, ‘How can I bump this up a notch?’” Perhaps this is the best advice I’ve ever had the pleasure to dispense. This spring, after you get dressed, think to yourself how you can bump up your outfit at least one notch. Maybe that means streamlining your accessories, adding texture with a broach, scarf, pleats, pintucking and ruching, swapping a plain blouse for one with an all over heart print, or choosing the more daring footwear choice. You will look simply phenomenal! I think it’s going to be a good spring.
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Introducing QVC's exclusive kit from tarte, the miracle of maracuja skin smart collection, infused with our amazing maracuja oil, also known as nature's "pure milagro" or pure miracle. Mark your calendars —
the entire set (consisting of 8 pieces) will sell for under $60 for one day only — Friday, March 16.
Bring the fresh, dewy scent of Spring into your home with Slatkin & Co.’s Bloom Collection
Vivid greens and first buds begin to break through as crisp mornings give way to bright sunny days. The warmer weather is preparing us for the first day of Spring with its unmistakable scent of classic florals and young greens. Bring the fresh, dewy scent of the season into your home with Slatkin & Co.’s Bloom Collection. Below are a few of my favorite candles from the collection that embody the surprise and delight of inhaling the season’s first blossoms.
|Green Grass: Refreshing as shaded grass on a warm, sunny day, this candle blends dewy greens and Meyer lemon, infused with Lily-of-the-Valley and a touch of jasmine
||Spring: Like a dream of walking in a lush garden in full bloom, this candle combines sweet apple blossoms, yellow daisies and daffodils
||Drenched Apple Flower: Invigorating as a walk through the orchard after a spring shower, this candle combines crisp Fuji apples with rain-soaked greens and pink lotus blossom
Brighten Your Spring with L'Occitane
Immortelle Brightening products, which helps defy the signs of aging and helps create a youthful glow. In honor of the February 2012 launch, we invite you to take the Immortelle Brightening challenge, so you can see the results firsthand.
The immortelle flower grows abundantly on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, has an exceptionally long life and retains its form and color when dried. L'Occitane has extracted a precious essential oil from the immortelle, which has anti-free radical and anti-wrinkle properties. The Immortelle collection offers a complete anti-aging solution for the face. The three new products added to the Immortelle Brightening collection are enriched with a new extract, Garden Nasturtium, for boosted action to leave skin instantly dewy and youthfully radiant. The additions include:
|Brightening Essence: A concentrated serum that optimizes penetration of active ingredients for dramatically brighter, more radiant skin.
||Brightening Moisture Cream: A daily moisturizer with an ultra-fresh gel-cream texture that helps correct wrinkles, even skin tone and brighten the complexion.
||Brightening Hand Care SPF 15: A non-oily, protective hand lotion that smoothes the skin, evens skin tone and reduces the appearance of age spots.
Target and Reduce Wrinkles By 45%: Murad's Time Release Retinol Concentrate
Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles formulated to help tackle stubborn deep wrinkles and fine lines. Utilizing innovative technology with encapsulated retinol that releases slowly over time, this formula provides maximum results while helping to reduce sensitivity and irritation.
Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles is the first targeted spot treatment in Murad’s Age Reform® line and is clinically proven to visibly reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles by 45% in six weeks*.
How it works:
This triple-action wrinkle-fighting treatment, which has the highest retinol content of all current Murad products, combines Encapsulated Retinol, which reduces the appearance of deep wrinkles by increasing cell turnover and improving skin’s resilience and reduces the sensitivity some may have to retinol.
- Matrixyl Synthe’6, a youth building peptide that helps rebuild damaged collagen to plump creases and crow’s feet
- Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramide-3, to attract and maintain essential moisture for a smoother, more youthful appearance
Providing immediate and long-term results, Time Release Retinol for Deep Wrinkles can be used with all Murad lines and in conjunction with other anti-aging products for an added boost. The silicone, antibacterial applicator tip allows for precise application and controlled dispensing to deliver concentrated power directly to targeted areas of concern.
Time Release Retinol Concentrate for Deep Wrinkles (0.5 FL OZ, $65), will be available on Murad.com and at the Murad Inclusive Health Spa® and in salons and spas March 2012 and at Sephora and Ulta April 2012.
*Individual results will vary. Clinical study results on file.
Also we’re giving one away each day on our Facebook page thru the end of March! Enter here!
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