Wednesday, June 30, 2010

soho hearts caught our eye

Dying to know where Roxy Olin got her necklace on last night's episode of MTV's The City? Soho Hearts!

The "Twisted Robe Pearl Multicolor Necklace" ($139) is just one of the pieces from Soho Hearts luxurious & trendy line. Soho Hearts has become a favorite of Hollywood's most stylish starlets including Whitney Port and Kelly Osbourne.

If you missed last night's episode, watch it online at

Monday, June 28, 2010

SJP --- Celeb Style for Less

Written by Dwayne Knight, Contributing Writer

We adore Sarah Jessica Parker and not just because she is most well known fashion icon today but because her style is effortless chic. We re-created this fabulous look she wore at a Bravo TV event for a fraction of the price. Total for all items?  $209.58! See, it is possible to be a fashionista on a budget!

Gold Crochet Mock Halter Dress from JcPenney $100
Apostrophe Boyfriend Jacket from Sears $24.99
Cascading Orbs Necklace from Forever 21 $5.80
Thandi Bracelet Set from Forever 21 $9.80
Pleaser Women’s Flair 480 from $46

It doesn't always take bucks to look like you have millions of them. 

Saturday, June 26, 2010

california girl style

As Katy Perry says

".....California girls
we're unforgettable
Daisy Dukes 
Bikinis on top
sun-kissed skin so hot
we'll melt your Popsicle......"

just a little summer inspiration for the hot hot hot weather

Friday, June 25, 2010

we love kristen stewart's hair

Frederic Fekkai’s Adir Abergel Tended to Kristen Stewart’s
Tresses for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Premiere 

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INSPIRATION: A soft take on the 1950’s pompadour

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HOW TO GET THE LOOK:  Abergel started by applying the Fekkai Full Blown Volume™ Styling Whip at the roots throughout the hair.  Using a round brush, Abergel blow-dried the hair away from the face, and placed it in pin curls. He allowed the hair to cool before removing the pin curls.  He then styled the hair by hand raking the hair into a side pompadour securing with with pins. To shape the face, Abergel pulled a few pieces in front.  To secure the look, he then applied Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray for all night hold.

Products All By FekkaiFekkai Full Blown Volume™ Styling Whip ($23), Fekkai Coiff™ Sheer Hold Hairspray ($35). Available At Fekkai.Com, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue. 

Photos by Bauer Griffin

seriously? you got that at walmart!

yes. can you believe it? we are actually sharing super cute summer finds you can get right now at WALMART! Believe it or not -- they actually have some really worth buying designer collaborations going on right now and some REALLY amazing prices. Check out what we find when scrolling around the Walmart site.

Miley Cyrus & Max Azira gives us super chic sandals - perfect to throw on and go! We just love the zipper ruffle detail and for $8 - who can beat that price. Perfect for the summer heat!

We scored this Norma Kamali Organic Cotton Knit Capri Jumpsuit for  $15 with 97 cent shipping! Not only is it super soft but you can wear it so many different ways. Pair it with the ruffle sandals and a caz belt or dress up with heals for the night. The button front and pockets give just enough detail. 

Going for more of a tribal-chic look this summer? Opt for this Miley Cyrus and Max Azria red print Aztec romper ($11) with a low v-back and side pockets.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Etsy Find --- juliethefish designs -- giveaway too!

cupcakeMAG's featured etsy designer: juliethefish designs

We review many items on a daily basis......and we have never gotten so many compliments from a piece of jewelry before until juliethefish designs and the personalized necklace above (and below!) - almost everyday the question, "Where did you get that necklace?" is asked - it grabs quite a bit of attention. It also helps that the super sweet designer quickly personalizes and gets them to you with ease. The simple yet super chic designs fill the pages of her Etsy shop with so many different items to choose from it is hard to just pick one!

But, we do love our I love you to the moon and triple layer necklace. Whatever you are looking for, whether it be a gift for that someone special or something for yourself - you can find a little jewel for everyone and what is better then having it customized and HANDmade....well, nothing - because it doesn't get better than that!

When did you begin making jewelry?
I’ve been making beaded jewelry since I was a little girl. My passion for hand stamped jewelry started about two years ago. One of my friends had a simple hand stamped necklace and I thought, “I wonder if I could make that.” That’s how my etsy shop began.

What is your favorite piece to create?
I love creating new designs. Coming up with an idea and then bringing it to life is very exciting. I really like making my square name necklace. With this piece I start with a slab of sterling silver and hand cut and file it. I like all the work that goes into it. I always feel happy with the result.

What is the most popular or bestseller in the shop?
My sterling silver “I love you to the moon and back” is a huge hit. It can be personalized with a little name charm and birthstone as well. I think this phrase means something special to a lot of people and so the necklace speaks to them.

When do you get inspired to design jewelry? I am always inspired by my customers and their stories. I love creating new designs as special orders for customers. Also, at home when I have short, quiet (precious) moments to think I really enjoy sketching new designs.

Lucky for our cupcakeMAG readers juliethefish designs is giving one lucky reader their Classic Name Birthstone Necklace to personalize with anything up to 12 letters along with a birthstone or pearl. All you have to do is head over to their Etsy shop and tell us what else your eye just craves! This comment is mandatory. You also MUST be a follower of cupcakeMAG and Sprinkles.

For extra entries please do the follow and leave us a separate comment for each letting us know. The more you comment the better chance you have to win!

1. Follow cupcakeMAG on Twitter

2. Make sure you "Like" us on our Facebook page

3. Make sure you "Like" juliethefish designs on Facebook

4. Subscribe to our updates (top right corner above) - just sign up with your email!

5. Vote for us on Top Mommy Blogs here -- just select "click to vote" -- you don't have to register -- just a simple click!

6. Become a follower of juliethefish designs blog here.

7. Tweet about this giveaway and include @cupcakemag -- you must tweet, not just follow.

8. Write a blog post about this giveaway on your blog and send us the link.

The winner will be chosen on July 1st at or sometime after 11pm, est. by Good luck! US residents only please.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Detox Your Medicine Cabinet with Aubrey Organics

Recent studies have shown that toxins commonly found in lotions, powders and other products commonly found in your medicine cabinet may expose people and pets to chemicals. Give your medicine cabinet a makeover with these all-natural, perfectly safe essentials from Aubrey Organics!

Aubrey Organics Herbessence Makeup Remover ($6.95)
Special blend of light herbal oils wipes away makeup and impurities and prepares skin for cleansing.

Aubrey Organics Green Tea and Ginkgo
Moisturizer SPF 15 ($15.50)
A light daytime moisturizer that protects from the sun, pollution and the skin’s natural aging process and restores softness and elasticity.

Aubrey Organics Green Tea and Green Clay Rejuvenating Mask ($8.98)
A pore-clearing mask that cleanses and smoothes the skin with white camellia, organic aloe and organic jojoba oil.

Monday, June 21, 2010

the reading corner -- cupcakeMAG approved!

"Nursery Style does a great job of giving us permission to break the rules.
 I only wish it had been written just a few years earlier!" 
- Kate Spade

Why we LOVE it:

With a fab foward by Kate Spade you are immediately glued to the pages. Filled with eye candy galore, design tips, and beautiful spaces - grab up this book to help inspire the perfect nursery. Even score ideas for your Littles room now. We just can't get enough and it has a special place on our book shelf. 

Buy it now from Serena & Lily

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

get the look --- the city

On last night's episode of The City Whitney Port and Roxy Olin really caught our eyes - as always, their fashion sense is just fabulous and oh so chic but we adored Whitney's earrings and Roxy's jacket. So how can you get the exact look? We got it covered.

Whitney wore Anna Sheffield's Bing Bang Vivenne Stud Earrings (Retail: $85) a favorite amongst celebrity taste-makers such as Jessica Alba and Jennifer Lopez. Check their website out!

As for Roxy -- the camilla and marc Louis Jacket from the Spring/Summer 2010 collection was just to die for. camilla and marc is another fave amoungst Young Hollywood. The daring yet feminine silhouttes countinue to position the Australian brand at the forefront of today's fashion. Visit ShopBop to purchase the Louis Jacket -- a great piece for all seasons.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

cupcakeMAG -- home edition --- plus a giveaway!

addicted.obsessed. in love....

We are currently and forever will be obsessed with our Keurig. The Special Edition Brewing System is the one and only mid-luxury brewing system in our life. It offers a blend of styling and convenient features that we just can't be without. It features chrome accents, a blue, back lit LCD display and our favorite --- three brew size options - 6oz., 8oz., and 10oz --- and it is perfect to use with the latest Brew Over Ice K-cups for the summer!

The 48 oz. removable water reservoir holds up to eight cups before refilling and the removable drip tray allows for easy cleaning and the use of travel mugs. As for the programmable features --- you can adjust the temperature and it also includes Auto On/Off and Digital clock. We love that it won't wake everyone in the house like our previous coffee making machine --- the Quiet Brew Technology is perfect for those quiet mornings.

There are so many great K-Cups to choose from too! And don't get us started on the Hot Cocoa --- to.die.for. We haven't had a flavor disappoint us yet and the options.....well they are just endless.

We currently are loving the entirely NEW way to Brew Iced Coffee and Iced Tea -- just in time for those BBQ by the pool! The Brew Over Ice K-Cups are so refreshing and are never watered down -- they are delish when brewed over ice and make the perfect Iced Tea every time.

And thanks to Keurig we are giving away one --- not to mention, it's the perfect gift for fathers day!

Make a comment telling us why you must-have the Special Edition Brewing system. This comment is mandatory. You also MUST be a follower of cupcakeMAG & Sprinkles.

For extra entries, please leave a separate comment for each entry letting us know.
The more you comment the better chance you have to WIN!

1. Follow cupcakeMAG on Twitter

2. Make sure you "LIKE" us on our NEW Facebook page.

3. Subscribe to our updates (top right corner above) - just sign up with your email!

4. VOTE for us on Top Mommy Blogs here -- just select "click to vote" -- you don't have to register - just a simple click.

5. Tweet about this giveaway and include @cupcakemag -- you must tweet, not just follow.

6. Write a blog post about this giveaway on your blog and send us the link.

The winner will be selected next Wed, June 23rd around or after 11pm, EST. Open to US residents only please.

It may be hard.....waiting to win, we know - so head over to Keurig now and take a look around!

we heart........

Just when you thought stori time was over,
the beloved starlet has so much more to say....

"My life has changed dramatically in the past several years. I married Dean; we moved several times; we had two children; we created a show that has gone into its fifth season on the air. I have a family. I have a home. I have work. It's all I ever wished for. But trying to be a perfect wife, mother, and mini-mogul has its challenges, especially if, like me, you want to be perfect at all of them at the same time."

- from uncharted terriTORI

Tori Spelling is a name we all know; a person we are fascinated by; a smart momma we look up to; a fashionista that inspires. But Tori Spelling isn't just a name - it's a successful biz. From Little Maven to HSN to best-selling-page-turning books, and a reality show you become glued too - the name TORI is everywhere and we aren't complaining.

From tv, movies, 90210 (yes, we still watch the old re-runs) to the weeklies - fans are loyal to Tori. So whats the fascination with T? Maybe it's her style, her hair, how funny she is --- whatever it may be - she continues to keep us intrigued in uncharted terriTORI, which we can promise will be another title to add to the bestselling list.

From jury duty to blowing up an inflatable pool from a drugstore - uncharted terriTori shows us once again that Tori Spelling is down-to-earth and just like the rest of us. And lets not forget the great advice she gives along the way....."Attention, men of the world: having children, caring for children, loving children affects the sex drives of all women. Your hot little girlfriend will change when she's a mother. You will be frustrated and feel rejected. She will be annoyed and feel misunderstood. The two of you will enter and indefinite period wherein the number of times per week you want to have sex is widely disparate. You will work on it. You will both have to compromise. This is scientific, evolutionary reality. Don't ask me for the studies to support it. Just trust me. The sooner you accept this, the better." We can't help but agree with how right she really is.

When we found out there was going to be a release for her third book we were beyond thrilled and couldn't wait to read it - as always Tori didn't let us down and we are ready for the 4th, in hopes there will be one. As chaotic as her life is we were able to catch up with her to find out just what she has been up too!
Tori: A day in our lives is chaotic. With 2 kids three and under multiple rescue dogs, chickens, and a new baby goat. I am fortunate that most of my businesses I can run from home except when I am out filming. In the morning we usually watch a little cartoons in our bed w/ kids then head down and make them breakfast. After breakfast they either go to school (3 days a week half days for Liam and Mommy and me for Stella 2 days a week) or we go for an outing. They love going to the bookstore, park, or indoor playgrounds. They also love swimming and take lessons 2 times a week. They still have 1 nap a day and do that right after lunch. In late afternoon we play in the backyard on the trampoline or often tend to our organic garden. The kids love picking their own vegetables. They have dinner and baths in early pm and then watch a little tv before bed. After they are in bed Dean and I get some alone time and then its nighty night. Infused in this day I have business meetings, calls, and decisions to tend to. Its a hectic day but I'm fortunate enough that I get to spend at home time with my kids and be a career woman.

Tori: With Liam and Stella I never leave house without my diaper bag packed with Sippy Cups (we went to Target recently and they picked out their own. Liam's fave one is Buzz Lightyear and Stella's has pink flowers all over it), snacks, baby wipes, diapers and pull ups, diaper creme, sunscreen, a change of clothes for them, crayons, and coloring books.

Tori: I said I wouldn't be a push over. But as a working mom I feel guilty on days that I can't be with the kids all day. So I do find myself giving in to them more than I should. And, I do let them watch a little more tv then I said I would.

Tori also adds - I never thought I'd be able to add best selling author to my list of accomplishments. Its been an amazing ride so far! I love sharing my stories and I'm so happy my fans respond to them. Now, having a children's book coming out is the icing on the cake. First and foremost I am a mom so to be able to write a book that I can read to my kids at bedtime is a proud proud moment for me! I can't wait till "Presenting... Tallulah" comes out and I can read it to Liam and Stella and say "Mama wrote that!"

Tori: Currently Dean and I are working on a new show for Oxygen called "Tori&Dean: Weddings" it blends my love of party planning and love! We plan couples dream weddings! So fun and emotionally rewarding to help people out. And I again get to work with my hubby! We are also developing a couple Movie of the Weeks to star in together. And yes, one day we would love to add a 3rd baby to our family!

1. I want to have a farm with chickens, goats, sheep, horses, and bunnies!
2. I would love to open an animal sanctuary for unwanted and sick animals.
3. I have a goat named Donna Martin
4. I've seen every horror movie ever made.
5. I'm terrified of roller coasters and tarantulas
6. I hate raisins
7. My favorite cooking ingredient is truffle oil
8. I'd love to learn to speak french
9. I'd love to do a cookbook or party planning book!
10. I'm obsessed with 80's music

As we hope for a future book or maybe a talk show (hint,hint Tori!) -- whatever comes our way we can never have too much Tori in our lives. Until then, you MUST go out and get uncharted terriTORI (which we read in 4 hours, it was that good!) as it hit shelves June 15th or buy it online here. Can't wait? Lucky for you Tori has signed three copies of her latest book just for our readers and we are giving you the chance to win one.
To enter to win a signed copy of uncharted terriTORI you must tell us why your Tori's biggest fan! You also must be a follower of cupcakeMAG & Sprinkles. This comment is mandatory. Open to US residents only.

For extra entries, please leave a separate comment for each entry letting us know. The more you comment the better chance you have to WIN!

1. Follow cupcakeMAG on Twitter

2. Follow Tori on Twitter

3. Make sure you "LIKE" us on our NEW Facebook page.

4. Subscribe to our updates (top right corner above) - just sign up with your email!

5. VOTE for us on Top Mommy Blogs here -- just select "click to vote" -- you don't have to register - just a simple click.

6. Tweet about this giveaway and include @cupcakemag -- you must tweet, not just follow.

7. Write a blog post about this giveaway on your blog and send us the link.

The winner will be randomly selected Friday June 25th after 11pm.

In the mean time stay-in-touch with Tori on Twitter (she thanks her tweeps in the book too!) because she loves her followers just as much as we adore her!
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