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Favorite Summer 2013 Trends

Well my darling girls, it's been a long weary winter but summer is finally here! Actually, it's not official until Memorial Day, but with the holiday weekend looming (and many of us getting a head start!) I declare the Summer of 2013 formally open! (Not that I needed a formal occasion to debut my gorgeous new red-carpet sundress and sandals, but it's kinda fun to invent one on occasion!)

I was getting just a wee bit worried, since a group of us are headed up the coast to kick off this holiday weekend in style (in Girly's gorgeous convertible no less) and it just isn't the same if the top isn't down. Seriously, we all have these fabulous chiffon scarves that we are going to wear à la Grace Kelly and you just can't do justice to a breezy scarf unless the top is down. Thankfully, Mother Nature has one sunny day after another all lined up, so no worries on the accessory front!

So now that the weather is cooperating it's time to make sure we've got the goods to get us through summer in style. The girls here at She She Me have been scouring our sources for the flirtiest skirts, the cutest capris and the most wonderful wedges — all those girly goodies that one simply must have to enjoy a chic and stylish summer. Let's take a peek at what fashionistas have their eyes on for the upcoming season:

White sundress. Time to trade in your lbd for something a little more seasonally sensational. A crisp white sundress is perfect for just about any occasion this summer, from lunch at a bistro with your gal pals to dinner and a movie with your beau. You can even wear a sweet white dress to a summer wedding — just add a pop of color with your footwear and accessories so you don't steal the bride's thunder.

Safari Style. This summer pair your neutral skirts and capris with gorgeous animal print blouses and sweaters. I like to approach this style with a less-is-more attitude. One statement piece is all you need to carry this trend. Snakeskin sandals with a cargo shorts and a silky blouse. A big bold bag with a sleek dress and peeptoe pumps. Think of it as adding just a bit of adventure to your closet!

Sweet shades. I just love a gorgeous pair of sunnies! In the fall and winter I tend to go with tortoiseshell frames or metal aviators, but when the days get longer and the sun shines bright I love a pair of sunglasses with bit of pizzazz.

Espadrilles. Nothing says summer like a comfy pair of espadrilles. The thing I love most about this style is that you can find it in so many height options, from fabulous flats to flirty mid-heels to sky-high platforms! A sweet neutral is perfect for just about everything from jeans and tees to sundresses, but my must-have for this summer is a fun floral print!

Make a statement. I am in love with these adorable handmade necklaces that I found on Etsy! They can be personalized with names or initials or even fun statements! They make fabulous gifts for your friends and family members as well. In fact, I think I'll get one for my mom — she'll LOVE it!

Beautiful bags and terrific totes. This is my favorite way to add a pop of color to an ensemble. So many colors, styles and fabrics to choose from this summer. This is my personal fave: my go-to bag for summer adventures!

Happy holiday weekend girlie girls! Smile pretty and try not to break too many hearts!

xoxo.

Shop Girl

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Jurlique! Skincare Fave of
Arrested Development's Portia de Rossi

I don't know about you, but I have been counting down to the return of my all-time favorite comedy series, Arrested Development, ever since the rumors first started floating around ages ago. And it's nearly here! We are merely days away from the Netflix debut and I cannot wait to see how my favorite Bluth family members have fared over the past few years.

One thing I do know is that Portia de Rossi (Lindsay Bluth Fuhnke) is a big fan of Jurlique skincare. Portia stocked up on several of these great products to keep her looking lovely during filming and beyond.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist 3.3oz Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cleanser 3.3oz

To keep her skin soft and supple before makeup, Portia turned to the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist. This daily hydrating mist features the relaxing scent of rose that restores and hydrates the complexion. For added moisture that never irritates, Portia relied on the Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus With Antioxidant Complex Moisturizing Cream. This high-performance moisturizing cream provides the dual benefits of hydration and antioxidant protection. Jam-packed with powerful plant oils and an antioxidant complex to help address signs of dehydration, this wonder cream even delays premature aging.


Kick of Memorial Day Weekend
with 25% Off Kinerase!

Summer if officially here! To help you kick off the warmer weather with great skin, Kinerase is offering an exclusive 25% off all Kinerase from May 30th through June 4th. Visit Kinerase.com with promo code SAV25 and instantly save 25% on ALL regular priced items.


FREE Zensation Beaute Phototherapy Treatment at Henri Bendel NYC!

What a fabulous way to kick off the summer! Zensation Beaute will be offering FREE phototherapy treatments at Henri Bendel in NYC this Saturday & Sunday.

The Zensation Skin Rejuvenating Device uses a combination of superluminous infrared and red light emissions combined with sonic vibration to smooth and treat fine lines & wrinkles. It improves skin firmness, oxygenation and detoxification, stimulates tissue renewal leaving skin with better tone and texture, decreases skin redness and inflammation and normalizes dermal oil production and assists in pore reduction. The Superluminous LED light emitted by the Zensation Skin Rejuvenating Device is twice as powerful as the leading LED therapy products and safe for eyes,  producing a number of biological and cellular reactions that include:

  • Improved absorption of vital nutrients needed for tissue repair
  • Increased collagen production. Collagen renewal leads to reduction of fine line wrinkles and softening of skin tissue
  • (Collagen replenishment is through an increase in stimulation of mitochondria [cellular healing] and ATP [energy] production)
  • Accelerated wound healing, dermal elasticity and pore improvement

Unlike other LED devices, the Skin Rejuvenating Device does not need to be used indefinitely. It is safe and gentle with no side effects or harmful residuals.

Check it out this Saturday and Sunday at Henri Bendel NYC!


Summer Beauty Kick Off!!

Memorial Day weekend; the long awaited unofficial start to summer is just days away. Whether your 4 day weekend consists of digging your toes in the sand, or celebrating with BBQs, remember to pack these products to look your best all weekend long.  

 

Worried your bottom half is looking a little rounder, now that it’s time to welcome shorts, dresses and dare I say, bathing suits into your daily wardrobe? Soap & Glory Sit Tight™ Super Intense XS is your summer time savior. Designed to reduce the appearance of orange peel skin, plus firm, rehydrate and tone – all while you sit! This new sit activated lower body firming serum is formulated with a firming caffeine complex and detoxyboost technology to give you maximum smoothing results.

Available at Sephora stores and www.Sephora.com: $38

Travel lightly this weekend with the multitasking wonder of Clark’s Botanicals Cellular Lifting Moisture Mist. A spritz or two allows you to clean and calm skin, neutralize bacteria to prevent blemishes, moisturize and address wrinkles. Use in place of your face lotion, apply after the beach to revive dehydrated skin or spray on top of your makeup to set it in place for a long day of parties and gatherings.

 

Philip B. Maui Wowie Beach Mist

If you can’t make it to the beach this weekend but still want sexy beachy waves try the Philip B. Maui Wowie Volumizing & Thickening Beach Mist. Laced with fresh coconut and Tahitian gardenia this mist will not only leave a summer scent lingering behind you, but also nourishes hair with aloe vera.

 

Complete your beauty routine with these summer-friendly products to achieve a look that’s can easily go from day to night. Leave heavy foundations in the past with cold weathered days, Lancôme Bienfait Teinté BB Cream allows for healthy-looking perfection by giving natural, even coverage, while serving as a daily source of vitamin-enriched hydration for 24-hour nurturing moisture. . 

 
Use Lancôme Color Design Eye brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Peach Opulence to create a golden glow on your lids. Apply lightly during the day and build color to quickly create the ultimate night eye

Stay Safe in the Sun this Memorial Day

Whether barbecuing with friends, vacationing with family, or just planning to spend some time outdoors, make sure skin is protected this Memorial Day weekend with La Roche-Posay’s NEW Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Fluid and Anthelios 60 Melt-In Milk with Cell-OX Shield XL.

Designed with optimal safety and efficacy in mind, CELL-OX SHIELD™ XL is a synergistic combination of filters that provides advanced UVA/UVB and antioxidant protection using 21% fewer ingredients than before in a fragrance-free, paraben-free texture adapted for even the most sensitive skin.

 
NEW! La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid with Cell-Ox Shield XL  is a breakthrough innovation in the next generation of advanced UVA/UVB protection, featuring an ultra-light, sheer blendable texture and matte finish for the face.
 
NEW! La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-In Milk with Cell-Ox Shield XL has a fast absorbing non-greasy texture with advanced UVA/UVB protection to hydrate and protect both the face and body.

t's Not Too Late To Celebrate Pregnancy Awareness Month with Bio-Oil

May is national Pregnancy Awareness month, and America’s #1 selling multi-use skincare oil, Bio-Oil,  is excited to announce their a new initiative with BFFLBag®—because there’s no better way to celebrate expectant mothers in your life than with a bag full of mommy-to-be necessities!

Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, a Radiation Oncologist, developed the Mommy/ Delivery BFFLBag® (SRP: $120), a fashionable collection of hospital essentials that is sure to put any new mom at ease when preparing for her bundle of joy.  Each Mommy/ Delivery BFFLBag®   comes complete with a full-size Bio-Oil product ($19.99) to help combat pesky stretch marks and scars caused by traditional or surgical childbirth.

“At BFFL Co, our mission is to help people recover and feel their best.  We pack only quality, useful products in to our BFFLBags. I’ve had hundreds of requests over the years for something that would reduce stretch marks and scars.  I recommend Bio Oil to them, it’s soft, absorbs quickly, smells great and it won’t stretch your wallet. – Elizabeth Chabner Thompson, BFFL. Co-Founder”

Each bag also includes a specially designed axillapilla® pillow for recovery and nursing support; a collapsible water bottle; perineal ice packs; soft, washable nursing pads; wound/incision care pack, toiletries, amusements, KIND healthy snack bars, and much more! In addition, 15% of the net profit from your purchase will be donated to the Harvard School of Public Health Women's and Health Initiative.


Lavanila - Vanilla Blackberry

Everyone knows berries are high in anti-oxidants, but were you aware your fragrance could be too? Lavanila uses timeless blends of pure essential oils, skin-safe botanicals and vita-rich technology for long-lasting, anti-oxidant rich fragrances bursting with beauty benefits.

Amplify your health regimen with this blend of ripe blackberry, juicy raspberry, velvet iris and warm Madagascar vanilla.

The Vanilla Blackberry Collection Includes:

The Healthy Fragrance: Inspired by the appeal of vine-ripened berries, this twist on vanilla creates a crisp, sparkling and delicious experience. The Healthy Deodorant: 100% all-natural deodorant will leave you smelling like ripe blackberry and velvet iris. The Healthy Roller-Ball: Housed in a slim, spill-proof bottle, this tote-able scent lets you dab on vanilla goodness whenever you need a quick refresher.

A Breath of Botanicals
Ouidad Moisture Infusing Refreshing Spray

 

Bathe your hair in a bevy of botanicals with the Ouidad Moisture Infusing Refreshing Spray.  This lightweight detangler refreshes, nourished and revives curls all in one.  The blend of proteins and botanical extracts preserves moisture, prevents frizz and enhances shine giving hair an instant “botanical boost.”

Key Features

  • This leave in conditioner is designed to soften, moisturize, detangle, fight frizz, protect from the sun and make hair extra manageable
  • Antioxidants and conditioning aloe leaves hair healthy, locks in moisture, and leaves curls less prone to breakage and damage from heat styling
  • Apply throughout the day or in the morning to refresh your curl pattern without rewashing
  • Free of oils and waxes so it won’t weight hair down, it is infused with aloe vera to promote hydration and keep tresses tame and smooth

Ride the Wave with Ouidad’s NEW Wave Create Collection   

As the warm weather months quickly approach, we can’t help but dream about swimsuits, cover ups and tousled beach hair.  With the launch of Ouidad’s new Wave Create™ Collection, give hair touchable and effortless waves without even a hint of an ocean breeze. New products Sea Spray and Texture Taffy will turn any hair texture – particularly straight, lifeless hair – into coveted “day at the beach” waves. Ouidad’s new Wave Create™ Collection will allow you to have soft summer waves all year round.  

Wave Create Sea Spray 

Sea Spray

  • Ideal for straight hair that has slight texture, as well as curly hair
  • An exclusive wave making complex of natural seawater and mineral rich sea salt crystals creates a tousled texture
  • Algae extracts condition and help maintain elasticity; rich in B12 amino acids that deeply nourish
  • Giant kelp seaweed extract includes a high content of vitamins and minerals to nourish curls; adds superior shine
  • Panthenol and Vitamin B5 act as a penetrating moisturizer
  • $22 (6.4 fl oz)
Wave Create Texture Taffy 

Texture Taffy

  • Ideal for wavy, even straight hair, that desires a sexy, tousled look
  • Marine Complex, high in vitamins and minerals, condition and add softness and shine
  • Giant kelp seaweed extract includes a high content of vitamins and minerals to nourish curls and add shine
  • Algae Extract acts as a moisturizer that leaves hair supple and shiny
  • Milk Thistle extract acts as a botanical extract rich in antioxidants to moisturize
  • $22 (4 fl oz)

3Strands Global  - The Eco Friendly Fashionable Brand that Gives Back


3Strands Global is an eco-friendly fashion brand created in 2012 working to fight human trafficking around the world. With the sale of every 3Strands handmade bracelet and gift box, money is raised to help empower, teach and employ young women who have been rescued from the evils of human trafficking.  Profits from 3Strands helps to support organizations like Agape International Mission (AIM), based in Cambodia, that help to rescue and restore these young victims.


3Strands bracelets are handmade by rescued young women in Cambodia.  The bracelets are made from wax-cotton cord that is dyed with eco-friendly chemicals and materials for treatment, processing, coloring and finishing.  The woven bracelets each feature a signature 3Strands metal closure with the words “freedom, love and empowerment” appearing on the closure made to purposefully remind the wearer of the trafficking survivor who made it. The incorporation of a single red string, barely visible inside the center of each bracelet, illustrates the souls of these women and how they are practically invisible to those who have bought and sold them in the past. Every bracelet displays one fragile, red seed from the pods of Sandalwood trees, native to Cambodia. The discovery of seeds from the native Sandalwood tree were literally underfoot.  From this litter of dry, colorless pods, the women select a fragile red seed to include in each bracelet they make.  The natural beauty of this glossy, recycled, scarlet seed represents the beauty in each of the women who have been freed and empowered with a hope for the future.  To Don Brewster, founder of AIM, these once discarded seedpods equate well with the human trafficking industry.  Each 3Strands bracelet proudly carries with it a reminder of the inner beauty of its creator along with their personal signature. 

For more information check out 3strandsglobal.com


 L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening
Dream Team

Your face and hands are the first body parts to show signs of aging. For this reason, L'Occitane created two multi-tasking products to help diminish wrinkles, infuse skin with vitality and protect against future sun damage. Immortelle Brightening Shield and Brightening Hand Care will serve as a dream team to help fix your most delicate skin’s past and put its future on hold!

  Immortelle Brightening Hand Care SPF 20: A triple-action formula that helps smooth hands, even out skin tone and protect against UV rays. Hands are also protected with SPF 20 sunscreen to help your palms and fingers look ladylike longer.
  Immortelle Brightening Shield SPF 40: Made of Immortelle essential oil and Daisy extract, L’Occitane’s Immortelle Brightening Shield offers triple action benefits to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, unify the complexion and protect skin against the sun’s harmful ultra violet rays.

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