Nail Trend: Cranberry Nails


image001You have been so busy with your Thanksgiving meal prep, you may have forgotten about your Thanksgiving beauty prep! Take some time for yourself and either paint your nails on your own or treat yourself to a manicure in a salon. According to celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Salon, Skyy Hadley, “A gorgeous red polish is a beauty classic and should be a staple in every girls’ beauty closet.



I love wearing a red polish, especially during the holidays because it makes me feel festive and goes well with all of my outfits.” Below are some tips from Skyy Hadley on how to apply a red polish just like a professional manicurist. Which red would you wear?

1. Make sure nails are clean and all residue is removed. This can be done with nail polish remover.
2. Always use a base coat. This will prevent nail staining and make your polish last longer.
3. Apply two coats of a red polish of your choice making sure the polish glides on smoothly without clumps.
4. Finish with a quick dry top coat to prevent any smudging.
5. Use a toothpick with a little piece of cotton soaked with acetone to go around each nail and clean up any polish that may be on the skin.
6. Once nails are completely dry, apply a cuticle oil. This will make your manicure last longer and look like you just walked out of the salon!



attends the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion After Party at TAO Downtown on November 10, 2015 in New York City.
attends the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion After Party at TAO Downtown on November 10, 2015 in New York City.

The fashionistas were out and about in NYC for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and after party. Our beloved comedian Trevor Noah was spotted at  Tao donning a tie silk dinner jacket by Samuel Sohn.

Agent Provocateur AW15 Holiday Collection


Shot by the renowned Liz Collins and starring the stunning Abbey Clancy, the Holiday look book features Agent Provocateur’s most festive holiday pieces against a dramatically beautiful snow-covered mountain backdrop. Featuring key pieces from each Agent Provocateur range, such as the Classic Molly, the Soiree Vega, and the Willa from the AW15 collection, each timelessly sexy piece is perfect for a holiday ski expedition or that warm and cozy cuddle by the crackling fire.

Pharell Williams is on Fire with Adidas, Timberland and G-Star Collabs


The “Because I’m Happy”, Despicable Me super music-producer Pharrell Williams has had a remarkable year in fashion .  With a great 2014  of chart topping singles rolling into 2015 with major endorsements and designer collaborations, there is no stopping his talents.

His Adidas Superstar collaboration had sneaker heads, fashionistas and their children,  flocking to every sports chain only to have sold out nationwide in just one month.  The footwear collection featured the classic Adidas shape in just about every color way.  Quite genius!

Adidas-Supercolor-Pharrell-Williams-multiBack in August, Pharrell’s Billionaire Boys Club label decked out the classic 6-inch Timberland  boots in an eco-friendly canvas made from Williams’ Bionic Yarn  in unique prints.  When Beyonce wore the shoe in her music video, it was pretty much a wrap  making the Honeycomb  a must-have boot.  Werk Bey-hive!
timberland-bee-line-honeycomb-bootHis most recent collaboration with G-Star, Raw for The Oceans,  should just about close out his 2015 with a bang.  Pharell utilized his Bionic Yarn which collects plastic waste and turns it into fabric so the plastic doesn’t end up floating in the middle of the ocean or in the stomachs of sea creatures hence the name of the collaboration.



The day after her debut at the world-renowned Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Kendall Jenner was spotted shopping with sister Kylie at the UGG® flagship location at 600 Madison Avenue, New York.


The sisters, who are longtime UGG® fans, were both wearing styles from the NEW Classic Slim™ Collection – Kylie in the black “Bethany” chukka and Kendall in the chestnut colored “Amie” – which launched for the first time today. The new line is the next iteration of the UGG® Classic boot with a slimmer, sleeker, more fashion-forward silhouette that includes added arch support for ultimate comfort and traction for non-slip wear outside. The sisters, with coffees in hand, browsed the brand’s offerings for women, men and kids, while playfully trying on cozy hats.


Just ahead of the holiday season, the two left with plenty of bags in tow. Kendall swapped out the black beanie she arrived in for the UGG® Shearling Trapper hat. She also purchased the Alena slippers and iconic UGG® Classic boots, and younger sister Kylie purchased the festive Scuff slipper in buffalo plaid and a pair of Classic boots.

Combat Dry Skin with Curel

Did you know over 29 million people in the United States suffer from Diabetes, with 8 million of those being undiagnosed? According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes can affect all parts of your body including your skin, which can sometimes be
one of the first signs of the illness. With Diabetes Awareness Month underway and orld Diabetes Day around the corner (November 14th) – learn about the common symptoms caused by diabetes, like itching, and how they can be treated with Curél Skincare!


Stop itch before it starts during your morning shower with Curél Itch Defense Body Wash. This powerfully calming, hydrating and fragrance-free cleanser breaks the pattern of itch and lavishes on calming moisture that contains an innovative blend of cleansing agents mild enough for serious dryness and itchy skin! ($6.99; October 2015 at Drug and mass merchants)

Get instant relief from itching, irritation and  flare ups with Curél Itch Defense Instant Soothing Moisturizing Spray! This non-medicated, moisturizing spray instantly relieves dry, itchy skin with cooling hydration. The uniquely soothing formula delivers a mix of light yet potent hydrators to ease parched, itchy skin where you need it most. ($8.99; Drug and mass merchants)

Combat itch all day long with Curél Itch Defense Calming Lotion. This moisture rich formula helps relieve dryitchy skin and controlflare ups as you rebalance pH levels, moisture levels and cellular turnover for healthy skin. Dermatologist recommended and pediatrician tested, this calming lotion soothes itchy, dry skin while being gentle enough for babies 6 months and up! 

Available for $8.99 at  Drug Stores and mass merchants. 

Tapered Brow Trend Alert


Here’s a good rule to follow when re-growing your brows into a proper shape, Leave them alone! For one, that’s the most important step. Brushing them back with a spoolie/clean mascara wand with brow gel is a great way of keeping them tame. Applying concealer on new hair growth also works for that in-between growth stage!” – Umbreen Sheikh, Founder of Wink Brow Bar


It’s important to have your brow shape complement your face shape.  Face shape completely matters – to start, if you’ve got a heart-shaped face, a softer arch will soften the point of your chin. A well-defined, angular arch can help draw attention up and away from your jaw if you’ve got a square face and a strong brow looks best on an oval face.”– Umbreen Sheikh, Founder of Wink Brow Bar


Smashbox has a portable, travel-friendly product which contains a double-ended component consisting of an angled waterproof pencil for precise filling and defining along with a soft hold gel  and brow brush applicator to groom brows perfectly into place. Product also contains vitamin C & E for added healthy-skin benefits.


Available at Sephora, $28.

Peanuts x LACOSTE Collaboration – Nov 2



LACOSTE is partnering with the beloved PEANUTS cartoon gang for limited-edition apparel available at all of our US boutiques and ecom site.  The iconic characters (Snoopy, Charlie Brown, etc) are celebrating their 65th birthday this year and are also releasing a new 3D wide release animation “The Peanuts Movie” via 20th Century Fox ( ).


To celebrate this milestone, the loveable 4 heroes are staying active with the LACOSTE croc: Snoopy fishing, Charlie Brown golfing, Lucy playing tennis and Linus in a game of tug of war are all featured on special embroidered pique polos, fleece sweatshirts for men, women and kids! 


Colors will range from white, navy, grey and black with retail price from $85-$145.

The collection is available starting today (Nov 2nd).

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12th Annual CFDA Fashion Awards

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02:  Samira Wiley attends the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 2, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 02: Samira Wiley attends the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

Actress Samira Wiley wore Milly’s Cobalt Glitter Jacquard Paneled Dress to the 12th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 2, 2015 in New York City, New York. 


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Beach Gal Swim and Swap Swimwear for Your Beachwear Needs



Shot by Gary Brown
Shot by Gary Brown

Beach Gal Swimwear, innovators of the swap and swim concept, offers affordable and chic swimwear and accessories with interchangeable design.

leopaard topYou can swap a traditional, more practical looking halter bikinis for a more sophisticated and glamorous appeal. A simple top or bottom can be transformed into glitzy look with a few quick snaps.

Photo by Gary Brown
Photo by Gary Brown

The intricate and luxe design allows consumers the ability to mix and match their pieces making it perfect for travel and beachwear options.


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