Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just a Wee Bit of Green

St. Patty’s Day Beauty Guide

Lucky charms, leprechauns and shamrocks galore – St. Patty’s Day is here and it’s always fun to bring out your inner “Irish.” Whether you’re the St. Patty’s Day enthusiast or you just like to have a little fun, here’s a wee bit of green to help you get into the spirit. From dressing up your nails with vibrant green polish to adorning your bathroom with subtle green skincare secrets, feel like a Lucky Lady with these festive yet modest essentials for you and your vanity.

Sula Paint & Peel Polish in Fern

A one-of-a-kind, water-based nail polish formula that allows rich shades to be peeled off the nail in one clean sweep – no harsh nail polish remover required! Created with Sula’s “Big 3-Free” Formulation – free of Formaldehyde, Toluene and Phthalates – finally, a polish that’s safe, and sure to make a statement Price: $9;

BECCA Jewel Dust in Minty Green

A loose powder that will make your eyes pop. This playful color to the eyes creates a rich and exotic tone, providing the highest luster and intensity when worn alone or over neutral eye shadows. Dab some on and around your eyelids to get a flirtatiously festive look.

Price: $24;

eos Lip Balm Smooth Sphere in Sweet Mint

eosTM reinvents the lip balm category with its USDA-certified organic, all-natural lip balm smooth spheres. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos lip balm spheres keep lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth.

Price: $3.29; Walgreens

boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil

A refreshingly different and extremely gentle way to deeply cleanse skin, breaking up makeup and dissolving impurities. Ingredients including peppermint, eucalyptus, rose hip and more, boscia Makeup-Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil will invigorate the senses and protect the skin from harsh environments.

Price: $21.00; Sephora stores

Tweezerman- Green Apple Slant Tweezer

Positively the finest general use tweezer in the world - top eyebrow artists always recommend Tweezerman's original, award-winning Slant Tweezer for expert brow shaping. The perfectly aligned, hand-filed tips are slanted to grab every hair, every time with the smoothest, true precision. Groom your brows to "Irish" perfection with the Green Apple color!

Price: $20;

Friday, March 12, 2010

current obsession --- pretty chic planners & notebooks

.......pretty chic way to get organized......

If you reach in our bag or look on our desk we currently have a long lasting obsession with Pretty Chic SF planners & notebooks. It is hard to choose just one of the unique, original designs perfect for any fashionista on the go. While the coral geometric design is great for spring, we just adore the gray hound. We seriously cannot get enough of pretty chic.

the oh so chic designer herself, about Richelle:

I believe that everything in life should be beautiful and inspirational. I've had this idea for a few years now and so I've started Pretty Chic SF. Having a graphic design background, my inspiration comes from textiles, home decor, magazine tears and designing for Pottery Barn. Growing up in the California sunshine and at the beach, my style is drawn from a lifestyle I love. My goal is to create beautiful personal accessories that are functional, fun and affordable. My weekly planners and notebooks are a sophisticated and fun way to organize your busy schedule and are the perfect size to fit in your purse. Perfect for savvy blackberry and iphone users, like myself, who still appreciate the written word. With seven unique planner and twelve notebook styles, Pretty Chic’s Weekly Planners and Notebooks are a pretty chic way to organize your year!

Stay up to date with everything pretty chic – shop on etsy or the Pretty Chic SF webstie here and don’t forget to check out the blog too.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sarah Pinto

Una Luna: The Voie of Spring

When it comes to Spring 2010, look no further than Unaluna! Bold and vivacious, yet soft and feminine, their dresses are the voice of the season!

Intricate detailing and flattering cuts make it an incredibly sexy collection, rooted in luminous sophistication. Prints are flirtatious and vibrant, drawing upon the peacock for inspiration, as well as the sensuality of Spain’s famous flamenco dancers. Solids range from an always in style, little black dress, to an eye popping canary yellow sundress. Shop the site now!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Who doesn't love a little touch of California? .... the boho-chic esq style of a surfer girl slash hippie & all those pretty faces- the bohemian style is one we truly heart.

When we came across two California girls on Etsy we were more then ecstatic. Bekah & Emily sent us some fabulous items from their line that we immediately fell in love with........

The Mommy & Me Friendship Charm bracelets ($56, set) have to be one of the most unique items we have come across especially if you have one or two little fashionistas to share them with - your mini-me will LOVE matching with their fashion mommy icon.

Don't have a little one yet? Opt for the Original L.A. Native Friendship Charm Bracelet ($32), featured in the Etsy gift guide "The Hot List" - tribal inspired.
Stack em' up to create the perfect look.

the ROYALTY antique house necklace, $84, is simple yet elegant. We adore the sky & earth colored gems along the assorted quartz, turquoise, garnet, and agate beads featured in a rosary type style. It is perfect for layering with other necklaces from the collection.

all about the california girls
a note from the designers: Bekah Bourget & Emily Hudson

L.A. NATIVE is a collaborative effort between two California girls. Inspired by the beaches, canyons, and city streets we grew up on...and the desire to make something old new again...we chose to create. We make art that you can wear. Every individually designed piece of L.A. NATIVE jewelry is handcrafted and 100% original. No two pieces are alike. We believe in the power of self expression and personal style and enjoy creating something special and unique for everyone. Our designs are created using only the finest of new and reclaimed vintage materials, and include leather, feathers, reclaimed vintage fur, semi-precious stones and metals, vintage charms, antique swarsovski crystal beads and much more. All feathers are naturally molted, for your peace of mind and ours. We love treasures...good luck...and freedom. We hope that’s what L.A. NATIVE will represent to you. xo

Get updates from L.A. NATIVE on their blog, twitter and check them out on facebook.

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Hong Kong Collection by OPI

City Edge. Colors in a Modern Mood.

Spring/Summer 2010

The Hong Kong Collection by OPI defines the look of nails for spring and summer, with shades inspired by this exquisitely edgy city of contrasts. “Look no further than Hong Kong’s harbor to see the stunning juxtaposition of ancient sailing boats reflected in sleek, glittering skyscrapers,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director. “This beautifully fresh counterpoint – of old and new; tradition and innovation; elements of classic style and sharp, modern lines – is my color muse in this season of fashion reawakening.”

The Hong Kong Collection features an eclectic mix of singular, signature shades. Deep oranges, dazzling gold, lush caramel, sophisticated dark green, and China’s traditional good-luck shade of red sizzle on nails. And silver-white, sweet pinks & purples, and serene blue provide a cool contrast.

Suzi recommends wearing these colors on fingertips and toes to accessorize the season’s strong, soft, sexy must-haves, including fluid, body-skimming lines; slim belted dresses and skirt suits; textured leathers and metallics; fearlessly sheer panels and wisps of chiffon; and colorful boho butterfly and flower prints.

“A springtime of new beginnings begins with cutting-edge style and the modern shades of the Hong Kong Collection by OPI,” says Suzi. The Hong Kong Collection lets you complement your spring and summer fashion favorites. Here are our MUST-HAVE hues for the season:

Hot & Spicy

A sizzling coral that’s a kung pao wow!

Red My Fortune Cookie

And this rich red is in my future.

Pearl of Wisdom

Smart girls choose this lustrous pearl shade.

Panda-monium Pink

Lend a panda a hand-a in this uproarious light pink.

Lucky Lucky Lavender

Be pretty and prosperous in this luscious light purple.

Dim Sum Plum

A berry delectable delicacy.

Meet Me on the Star Ferry

A Kowloon-lit, moonlit violet.

OPI’s Hong Kong Collection Nail Lacquer shades contain no DBP, Toluene, or Formaldehyde, and each includes OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush for the ultimate in application.

The Hong Kong Collection by OPI is now available, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, and Ulta, for $8.50 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each Nail Lacquer.

For more information, please call 800-341-9999 or visit

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