Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Huge Designer Bag GIVEAWAY!! Fendi Spy Bag from the Closet of Karina Smirnoff!

Welcome to Week #1 of

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Dying to have your very own designer handbag? Then this giveaway is for you! There will be 6 weekly giveaways so don't forget to keep entering! 

This week you can win this GORGEOUS Fendi Spy Bag from the closet of Dancing With the Stars' Karina Smirnoff's closet!
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Mani Monday

Today's Mani Monday:

I did three different shades of red in the squares, but unfortunately it didn't show up as well as i had hoped. It kind of all looks like the same shade of red...  Think I'll try this again but with different colors next time :)

Butter London - Knees Up
Zoya - Tosca
and Wet n Wild - Everyone Loves Redmond

Gold- Kiss Nail Art Paint

Vedette Zoe Waist Cincher Video Review

Check out my first Video Review on YouTube:


For the Vedette Zoe Waist Cincher!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Style Pics- Vedette Zoe Shapewear Waist Cincher

Here are a few pics in my Gorgeous new Bright Blue Zoe Waist Cincher from Vedette Shaepwear. I put it over my a black top and black lace skirt for a fun twist on a dressed up, business look. I also  wanted to play with color blocking a bit by adding some plum pumps. by Rockport.

Silk Tie Top: Bebe
Lace Pencil Skirt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Rockport Plum Pumps
Scarf: Send the Trend
Blue Waist Cincher: Vedette Zoe Waist Cincher
Butterfly Earrings: Send the Trend
Belt Buckle Bracelet: In Pink
Sunglasses: Oakley

Friday, June 22, 2012

No More Bad-Hair Days Thanks to These Amazing Tools from Misikko.com

Few things excite me more than the perfect styling tools! I'm always on the hunt for the best in tools to get me that dream look I crave constantly! I love experimenting with new tools, but I read up on reviews constantly to make sure if I'm spending a good chunk of money, that I'm getting the best tools possible! Here are a few of the very best I've found that have made their way to the top of my wish list!

If you have styling tools like mine, they are covered in product and sticky icky! That's why I love the Hana Styling Iron Cleaner! Using this amazing product helps prevent buildup, as well as helps improve the efficiency of your tools by allowing even heat distribution. With the regular use of this easy-to-use iron cleaner, your tools will also last longer!

One of the tools I absolutely can not live with out is the curling wand! If you have never used this incredible tool, don't be fooled by the fact that it looks like a curling iron, because it is certainly not the same! This tool allows for the most natural curls, and can give you the most gorgeous waves that will stay for days! I love this Corioliss Styling Wand from Misikko.com because it comes with three different sizes as well as a glove to protect your hand! I find with my super long hair, that I can't just stick with one wand size because I love playing with different looks and curl sizes. The Corioliss is the perfect styling wand to help me get my best look! If you research styling wands they almost always get five out of five stars! I believe it is, hands down, the best hair styling tool out there!

Right now I'm on the search for a fabulous travel blow dryer since I tend to travel quite a bit and those cheap hotel blow dryers just do not cut it or I should say, dry it! The X5 Superlite Tourmaline Travel Dryer gets 5 out of 5 stars constantly through reviews as well as is one of Misikko.com's top 10 dryers! This incredible dryer is compact, portable, has dual voltage, blows at 1600 watts, and comes with a diffuser! Not bad, eh?!

To shop/buy the Hana Iron Cleaner, check it out HERE at Misikko.com
To shop/buy the Corioliss Styling Wand, check it out HERE.
To shop/buy the X5 Superlite Tourmaline Travel Dryer, click HERE.

Be sure to check out Misikko.com to find your dream hair styling tool, hair extensions, hair styling products, and makeup and skincare products! Misikko has everything you need and more, all at the best prices around, exactly why they are my Mane Source for hair! :)

Blogger Giveaway Event!

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Deal of the Day: Glitter Pumps only $19

Looking for an amazing deal on shoes today? These adorable glitter pumps by MIA shoes are only $19 today for Facebook Friday! Regularly $49! Every Friday, MIA reduces one of their fabulous pairs of shoes dramatically for fans so be sure to like them on Facebook so you don't miss out on these amazing deals in the future!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Shoe of the Day!

How cute is this English Flag/newspaper inspired shoe from Simmi shoes?! I love the fun print! The jubilee will only run you around $45 too! What a great deal on such a fun, unique platform! Check the shoe out HERE and the rest of the great shoe selection from Simmi Shoes!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Mani Monday

Orange: Essie- Fear or Desire
White: Kiss Nail Art Paint
Jewels: Kiss Nail Art
Purple: Orly- Wild Wisteria

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Enter to WIN! $150 and $50 Aeropostale Giftcards!


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Thursday, June 14, 2012

CONTEST: Enter to Win Neon/Black Dress!

New Contest: WIN this cute neon/black dress from Missguidedco.uk (size 10)
Open Internationally! 

I recently purchased this lovely dress from Missguidedco.uk but when I got it I realized it didn't fit, so instead of worrying about returning it to the UK, I'm going to give it away! This dress is a size 14UK (size 10 US) 
Neon is huge right now and the faux leather top detail is the perfect to balance out the bright bottom half! 

Enter to win in the rafflecopter entry below:

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Shoe of the Day: Irregular Choice Wedge

I love Irregular Choice's incredibly unique shoes. This adorable cut out wedge with the huge flower detail is so fun and flirty! I would find an excuse to wear this shoe everywhere this summer! I absolutely adore the arrow with the hearts in the middle of the cut out! How freaking cute!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mani Monday

Mani Monday!

Pale Pink: City Color Cosmetics
Silver: Kiss Nail Art
Purple: OPI -Overexposed in South Beach

Don't Miss Out on this Incredible Beauty Deal From ELF Cosmetics!

Right Now, Spend $20 on ELF Cosmetics, and get this incredible summer Kit (A value of $120) for absolutely FREE! Use CODE: SUNKISSED!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Shoe of the Day: Giuseppe Zanotti

Gotta love a heels with studs, especially these studs! I love the contrast between the front of the shoe, that looks like a bedroom shoe, thanks to the fluffy toe strap, and the heel that you certainly don't want to take to bed...well maybe you do :)

Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Shoe You've Never Heard of, But Will Never Forget! Ms MaryMac Shoes

I've only recently discovered Ms MaryMac shoes, and boy do I feel like I've been missing out! These are some of the most colorful, flirty, incredibly unique shoes I've ever come across! 

Ms MaryMac Shoes embody individuality and free-spiritedness! Through this fabulous shoe collection, you can find all kinds of unique colors, textures, and prints. Ms MaryMac has over 100 uniquely designed shoes designed for the shoe lover who is not afraid to stand out and be bold!

The most amazing part about this gorgeous shoe line, is that they are one of a kind! At most, only three shoes are made that look alike. How amazing is that! You will never find someone wearing the same shoes! For only about $60 -135 a shoe, you absolutely can not go wrong! 

You can also take part in helping to design your own pair of custom shoes! You can explore ideas with the shoemaker herself to come up with your perfect shoe!

Here are some of my favorites on the website:

Last Month, I was lucky enough to get into my first pair of Ms MaryMac shoes! These cute wedges are called the Alexandra. What do you think?! I've been wearing them everywhere and have been getting so many compliments on them! I love the fun print and the cute bow detail on the back of the shoe! I can see already these are going to be one of my very favorite pair of shoes for the summer! 

See what you've been missing! Check out MsMaryMacShoes today! 

Happy Shopping!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Winner!

Congratulations KELLEY H! You are the 1 Qrt Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Winner!!!! Thank you so much for entering everyone, and stay tuned for more contests coming up very soon!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Request a FREE Sample of Bodycology Lotion

Bodycology is giving out free samples of their new lotion on their Facebook page! Click HERE to request your free sample today!

Guest Blog Post: Summer's Hottest Shapewear

Summer’s Hottest Shape(wear)

Weekly pedicures, iced coffee and beach BBQs; summer is here! Easy, breezy summer dressing might be all about flowing dresses, miniskirts and tank tops, but that is no excuse to ditch your shapewear. “In the summer months shapewear is a necessity under summer wardrobe staples like clingy knit dresses, sheer blouses, and white pants,” says Heather Garcia, Shapewear Buyer at BareNecessities.com.  In other words, get the right shapewear and embrace all of summer’s hottest looks, without a shred of hesitation.

The smoothing camisole is a must for summer shaping.  Wear it layered under a sheer blouse or under your basic weekend tee for that extra level of confidence.  Most smoothing camis offer tummy control and banish that pesky bra bulge. Look for styles that don’t ride up, pinch and lift, not flatten the bust. Some styles are meant to be discreet but others are designed to be seen and peek out. Get one in white, nude and black and you’re good to go!

No summer wardrobe would be complete without a pair of white pants. Whether you choose a pair of linen capris or stretchy skinny jeans, white bottoms instantly add a crisp element to your look. There are a few fashion laws when sporting white pants. It is imperative to proceed with caution when drinking red wine and eating chocolate. Also, if you choose the wrong panty, your look is doomed. A shaping thong panty in a nude hue is a must for rocking white pants. Not only will it eliminate those unsightly panty lines, but it will slim your tummy and hips for an overall trim silhouette. A shaping thong also works under clingy knit dresses, fitted miniskirts and anything else that has a body-con fit.

It is safe to say that a dress and sandals is most women’s unofficial summer uniform. From maxis to shifts to simple T-shirt styles, summer dresses exude a polished, yet cool vibe. In order to create a totally flawless figure under any dress you choose, a shaping slip is a summer shapewear necessity. It is great alternative to wearing multiple pieces of shapewear and many of the latest slips fit like second skin without sacrificing an ounce of control. Also, many shaping slips allow for extreme wardrobe versatility with features like convertible straps, underwire cups, seamless designs and bustless constructions. These modern shaping slips make no summer dress off limits, even backless, halter and strapless styles.

If you only buy one shapewear piece this summer, you cannot go wrong with a mid-thigh shaper. Designed like a bike short, this tummy, hip and tush tamer works under almost everything in your closet. Wear this go-to under dresses, pants, knee-length shorts and anything else that is not a miniskirt length. Most of today’s styles are lightweight and breathable yet still provide incredible control. If you want to take it to the next level and shape from under your bust to your thighs, a high-waist version will give you the control you desire.

Shapewear is a necessity in your summer intimate arsenal because it gives you total wardrobe freedom. So go ahead and sport your white pants, shimmy in your banded miniskirt and show off your tan in a bright halter dress.  With the right shaping pieces, the only thing hotter than the season’s sun will be you!

About the Author:
Rachel Belkin is a fashion copywriter and editor for BareNecessities.com. Bare Necessities has one of the largest selection of intimate apparel online carrying over 180 well-known brands of bras, panties, shapewear, hosiery, swimwear, men’s underwear and more.

Actifirm Skincare Review

I recently got the opportunity to test the Actifirm Discovery kit. This 30 day supply kit contains a 2 in 1 cleanser, 10% Z peel, Renovation serum, and ActiMoist Booster moisturizer, to give the user younger looking, smoother, softer skin.

Actifirm prides themselves on using only the finest, natural, organic ingredients in their products. For over 15 years, Actifirm has worked with leading scientists and researchers to create the best, safest, and most effective skincare products.

I naturally have dry skin, although lately its been on the oily side and I've been prone to ACNE for the first time in my life. Although the discovery kit is not geared towards clearing acne, I found that it did a great job of helping my ACNE stay away! I really enjoyed the cleanser. I found it moisturizing and soothing. I also really enjoyed the scent. I used the peel about once a week, because peels tends to dry my skin out if used more than that. My skin felt noticeably softer, smoother, and had a nice glow after using the peel. I also found the serum and moisturizer to be incredibly moisturizing when used together.

I really enjoyed using this kit and have recently bought another Actifirm Cleanser, I liked it so much. I find the products very gentle, easy to use, and very soothing to my skin. I love that Actifirm uses natural ingredients and I feel that may have been what caused my ACNE to go away a bit while using this discovery kit.

The Actifirm Discover kit is a great way to try Actifirm and see if you enjoy it as much as I have! The kit will only set you back about $40! Don't forget to check out Actifirm.com and their many other fabulous skin care products, including face and body Firming products, masks, exfoliates, eye, lip, and sun care!

Deal of the Day: 5 Maidenform Bras for only $40!

Right Now, Maidenform has a fabulous bra deal going on, where bra's have been marked down to $10 each (Reg around $28), including the Push Up, Dream Lace Minimizer, Racerback, Bralette, and many more!

Right now, use the CODE: CMQ2A and take $10 of your $50 order! Click HERE to shop the huge selection!

Mani Monday

Sorry I'm Late on the Mani Monday pic again this week. I think I've been enjoying summer too much already. lol.

Pink: OPI Pink Friday
Teal: OPI Did it on Em
Silver Sparkles: OPI -Nicki Minaj Collection

Vedette Shapewear Winners

Congratulations to my 3 Vedette Shapewear Winners:

Stefanie Gladden
Srikanth Devireddy

And Heather Brown!! 

Congratulations Ladies! I've emailed you the info to claim your prize!

Thank you all for following my blog! Lots more giveaways to come, and don't forget to enter the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil giveaway (Ends Today) and the iPad or $540 Cash giveaway going on now! 

Friday, June 1, 2012