Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ann Taylor + St. Jude Children's Hospital

As often as possible, I like to share ways that people who love to shop (like us) can give back and here's a great opportunity for fans of Ann Taylor!
 As part of Ann Taylor’s annual partnership with St. Jude Children’s Hospital, the brand has created a limited-edition elephant charm jewelry collection. Available in-stores and online on November 11th, 50% of the purchase price will benefit St. Jude’s. Isn't that awesome?

Ann Taylor has chosen the elephant because Elephants are believed to bring good luck, they have a high retentive memory which is symbolic of the medical research performed at St. Jude. Elephants also live in families, and if something happens to one family member, the community adopts the affected family for life. This is symbolic of how St. Jude takes care of families whose children are affected by deadly diseases. And I for one think that the Elephant is beautiful and graceful so that makes them the perfect choice and too top it all off... Elephants live for a very, very long time. 
Let's all do what we can to further the efforts of those dedicated workers at St. Jude Children's Hospital taking great care of some of the most beautiful children in the world who just happen to need a helping hand. Shop the collection NOW

Dodge Viper ACR Concept - AutomotiveSTYLE

The SEMA trade show is the perfect place to gauge reaction to concept vehicles of all types. That was the plan for the Dodge Viper ACR Concept recently on display at SEMA.
The Dodge Viper ACR Concept featured an aggressive carbon-fiber front splitter and a new rear wing mounted on sculpted aluminum stanchions. The front fascia was outfitted with carbon-fiber dive planes, adding to overall performance.
Rolling on 19-inch wheels, the Viper ACR Concept featured a Slingshot wheel design similar to the wheels on the Dodge Charger SRT and Dodge Challenger SRT.
A new ACR sill badge and a Stryker nose badge identified the Dodge Viper ACR Concept.The white Dodge Viper ACR Concept at SEMA featured distinctive ACR stripes. True to the original ACR design, a black stripe ran down the center of the Viper and an offset red accent stripe ran through the full length of the vehicle on the driver’s side, including through the steering wheel.

Lincoln Black Label Part Deux - AutomotiveSTYLE

Redefining what it means to shop for, purchase and own a luxury automobile, The Lincoln Motor Company is delivering Lincoln Black Label. Unveiling details of a dealer network that offers personalized service as exceptional as the vehicles it sells, Lincoln recently announced its plan to provide an enhanced shopping and service experience to complement luxuriously appointed Black Label vehicles that surround occupants in premium materials.
When the program launches in December, 32 dedicated Lincoln Black Label dealers in six states will provide showroom space dedicated to serving Black Label customers. Lincoln plans to expand the network nationwide in late 2015.

At launch, Black Label will be offered on the 2015 Lincoln MKZ midsize premium sedan and the 2015 Lincoln MKC small premium utility. Ultimately, Black Label versions of all new Lincoln vehicles will be available in the U.S. Black Label will be launched in China later in 2015 under the name Presidential.
The first generation of Lincoln Black Label design themes drew inspiration from a variety of sources – from fashion and food, to luxury travel and architecture. Each was created to make driving a Lincoln a more personal, emotive experience. Set to debut on the Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln MKC are Indulgence, Center Stage, Modern Heritage and Oasis.

All four interior themes showcase some of the finest automotive materials, including Alcantara-wrapped headliner, pillars, package tray and accent details; Venetian leather on the seating surfaces, armrests and doors; fully leather-wrapped and stitched instrument panel, console and doors; subtle branding elements with unique Lincoln perforation designs; and elegant trims of crafted woods or woods rare to the automotive industry.

While delivering sumptuous interior luxury, Lincoln Black Label vehicles will feature understated exterior cues.Customers can choose from a palette of standard exterior colors exclusive to Black Label: Black Tie, Confidential White and Crystal Silver are core colors, and are offered with all interior design themes. Other standard exterior color choices are Chroma Flame, a deep red; Chroma Couture, a rich brown; and Notorious, a vibrant blue.
Earlier this week, Lincoln hosted a party in LA to celebrate the Black Label launch. Check out some photos of who was in attendance.

Anna Kendrick

Garcelle Beauva

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Who's ready to get their shop on?

H&M, Hennes & Mauritz, is thrilled to announce fantastic holiday deals for the entire family. From Pre-Black Friday and Black Friday Deals to Cyber Monday, H&M has the best gift giving this holiday season!

H&M will be kicking off Black Friday with Pre-Black Friday Deals starting at just $9.95 from November 20th. Get ready to do some serious holiday shopping before the biggest sales day of the year! For those ready to brave the crowds, H&M will be offering exclusive fashion finds you’re not going to want to miss beginning Black Friday through the weekend!

On Black Friday only, women can find warm knits starting at just $4.95, while men can shop the perfect plaid shirts for $9.95. Catch amazing kid’s deals for both boys and girls such as graphic print shirts for just under $5.00. Scratch Offs will be handed out to the first 100 shoppers, so don’t forget to wait in line to claim your prize valued up to $300! Want to avoid the Black Friday frenzy? No sweat, H&M will have amazing online deals during Black Friday with up to 70% off on select items on

But what about Cyber Monday? H&M has you covered there as well. With up to 70% off on select items, will be hosting deals from Sunday, November 30th – Monday, December 1st with 30% off your entire purchase and free shipping valid on all orders over $50!

This Black Friday and Cyber Monday, H&M has all your shopping bases covered with the following exciting offers:

  • November 20th – 29th
    • Online and In-Store  Pre-Black Friday Deals with up to 70% off on select items
  • November 28th
    • Black Friday Only Deals from $4.95 and In-Store Scratch Offs for the first 100 shoppers valued up to $300
  • November 30th – December 1st
    • Online Cyber Monday Deals with 30% off entire purchase and Free Shipping valid on all orders over $50

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Change Your Makeup Without Using Product - BeautySTYLE

By Joy Nichelle Randall

As a professional Makeup Artist, I find that so many women have it completely wrong when it comes to what they think about makeup. They look to celebrities, friends or family or sales people (aka makeup artist who work at makeup counters) for advice on what looks good. I’m here to tell you something you probably never heard from a makeup artist… our opinions really don’t matter.
Makeup is such an individual thing! I like to say it’s the finishing touch to your style, your look. And no matter how much “I” love something on you, if it doesn’t reflect your personality, you won’t pull it off. So here are some tips from a pro, that could change everything about your makeup, and believe it or not, I won’t mention one product. 
Know what you genuinely like and dislike. It makes it easier to ask for help and make decisions. If you love pink, that’s awesome. If you hate pink, that’s awesome too. Knowing will make it easier for a sales person to help you narrow it down and then apply it properly. And you won’t be stuck looking uncomfortable in something that someone else told you looks amazing on you, but deep down, you really hate.

It’s ok to wear the same thing every day. In fact, I encourage women often to find a signature look they can master. Something that no matter what you know how to apply it well and it looks good on you. After mastering a look, it becomes much easier to play with color variations when you’re ready. Application is more important than color selection. So find what works and stick to it.
Don’t take suggestions or criticisms too personal. We all have a way we see ourselves and then there is the way the world sees us. Be mindful of the days everyone tells you that you look amazing! Also be mindful of the days your husband or kids tell you something is not so flattering. Part of having a polished look is knowing what works for you. And a lot of times, it’s not exactly what we would choose, because it’s not how we see ourselves. Compliments are always great indicators of what other people perceive that you look great in. 

Get honest with what’s in the mirror. It’s so heartbreaking to listen to women talk down on themselves. “My nose is big”, “My lips are small, blah blah blah. The hard truth is that insecurity oozes into your demeanor, and that is what people see, not the little things you nit pick yourself about. We all have things we can improve on, but embracing what is unique about you is where you will find true beauty. Use makeup to enhance your attributes, not change your face. You have to be ok with who you are to even start to form healthy opinions. Otherwise, you become the cosmetic industries ideal target. The woman who purchases everything that someone suggests, to try and solve issues that really can’t be resolved with cosmetics. 

I hope this is helpful for all women! Feel free to comment with opinions and/or questions. I definitely want to hear from you! Until next time ladies!  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Reviews Reviews Reviews

It's always a pleasure for me to try out new and interesting products...especially around the holidays because it gives me so many gift ideas. Wanna know what I've been in the lab experimenting with on myself, my daughter and anyone else that will let me? Of course you do! First up...gotta take care of your lips, right?

Pucker up for healthy and natural, yet long-lasting color with Mineral Fusion’s Holiday Lip Tints Kit. This sheer, hydrating formula composed of natural ingredients smoothes lips with moisturizing cocoa butter while delivering vibrant color with staying power. Its sleek automatic packaging allows for easy application, buildable color and an always-rich pout for chic, on-the-go women. The lip-firming peptide locks in moisture for luscious lips and a perky pout while the natural Vanilla Mint flavor leaves fresh breath for any occasion.

This limited edition holiday kit includes 3 universally flattering shades that shimmer and shine while hydrating lips to the max. The Holiday Lip Tints Kit is available for $19.99 at Whole Foods Stores nationwide and

Next, soothe dry skin instantly with this creamy body butter enriched with shea butter and quince extract to soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin. There's nothing like a great hydrating body butter to get you through the cold winter months and this one from Korres is perfect in doing just that. I love their products so my expectations are always high when I'm reviewing their products and as expected, they didn't let me down. This Guava body butter by Korres is now a part of my daily grooming process.
(Available at, $29)

 Lavanila's collection of all-natural fragrances is luxurious and addictive and this idea of a Roller Ball of fragrance that you can take with you on the go is definitely my type of product! Each fragrance starts with a warm base of Madagascar vanilla and layers on a unique blend of pure essential oils for an exquisite expression of nature that capture a mood, a memory or a moment in time. Hailed as the World’s First Healthy Fragrance, organic sugar cane alcohol is infused with skin saving antioxidants for a modern twist on the classic art of perfumery. Lavanila's contains no Parabens, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, Silicones, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oils, Synthetic Dyes, Sulfates, Chemical Sunscreens, or Aluminum.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Get Cheeky This Thanksgiving - HomeSTYLE

Cheeky hit the shelves earlier this November with a brand-new line of fun and colorful tableware that marries style and design with social responsibility. In U.S. Target stores nationwide, Cheeky pairs brilliant designs with an incredible giving model intended to help end hunger one meal at a time. In partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization, Cheeky aims to provide 10 million meals to Americans facing hunger by the end of 2015.

Cheeky enables fun loving, design savvy, socially-minded consumers to live a Cheeky lifestyle while donating meals to those in need. Cheeky’s freshman offering is a collection of exuberant, on-trend paper and plastic tableware including plates, bowls, napkins, cold cups, hot cups and cutlery. You can even mix and match prints to create and customize your own unique Cheekyplace setting. Moyo Labode, vice president, Target, explains, “Target has a legacy of making great design accessible to all, and we are pleased to offer our guests the latest in tableware with Cheeky.”
Cheeky’s focus goes far beyond just drawing attention to their eye-catching designs – they’re shining a spotlight on the reality of hunger right here in our country. According to a recent USDA report, 1 in 6 Americans face hunger. With the cost of food on the rise and underemployment continuing to be a problem, more than 46 million people are receiving food assistance from the Feeding America network. An astounding 90% of recipients are not homeless – they could easily be your neighbors or your children’s classmates.

The plan is simple. For every Cheeky item purchased at Target, Cheeky will donate the monetary equivalent of a meal to Feeding America. The Feeding America network of food banks then provides food to adults, children and seniors across the country.

Cheeky motivates shoppers of all ages to get excited about enjoying a meal, while providing that same experience for someone in need. Because satiating the palette is great, but feeding the soul is even more satisfying.

Every product in the Cheeky line is priced competitively at $3.99. Support the Cause. Help feed America.

Visit for more information.