Monday, June 21, 2010

Mad Men Season 4

My favorite part of summer, aside from the swimming, BBQ's and long days, is when Mad Men comes back on AMC with a new season. Today, the Season 4 posters were released, and I won't lie I am SO EXCITED!!! 

Aside from staring at dreamy Don Draper (Jon Hamm) each week, I love love love this show for the story, fashion and awesome characters. After the turbulent last season, I can only imagine what is coming to Mad Men fans this summer!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Helpful Fashion!

There is not one person in the United States who has not heard about the devastating effects the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has caused, and personally, I can't even handle looking at all of the sad pictures coming in anymore of animals covered in oil or our beautiful beaches and waters being inundated with oil--and no end in sight. 

One way to help the cleaning efforts is to purchase a Kenneth Cole T-Shirt for $35, and 100% of the proceeds go to The Kenneth Cole Foundation, which will help with Gulf cleaning efforts. There are 14 slogans and 14 colors to choose from, allowing you to create your own T-shirt design. 

To see the design options, check out Kenneth Cole's Facebook page, to choose your slogan, as well as the color T-shirt and graphic. 

If you just want to donate a small amount, check out the following resources:

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Where does your beauty budget go?

I love buying products. I am a consumer junkie whose attention will be given to every display, endcap and magazine advertisement showing off the latest and greatest thing. The problem is I waste alllll my money on the little things that I rarely (ok, never) buy that super expensive eye cream, oxygen face mask or European serum so expensive it better contain some gold specks to warrant the price. I'm sure there is some good stuff out there that people swear by, the problem is I spend all my time buying quantity over quality.

My question is, what do you spend money on for your beauty maintenance? Glamour Magazine recently posted a poll asking women where most of their beauty budget was spent. Some of the options were on skin care, hair or makeup or other (?). I, of course, spend most of my money on makeup-- though I am curious where you spend most of YOUR money!

Check out the following link to take the Glamour poll:

Friday, June 4, 2010

10 Must-Have Summer Shoes

I am a self-proclaimed flip flop queen. The problem is, most of my summer shoes are flip flops and we all know those aren't appropriate everywhere. Well, maybe back home they were but now that it's getting warmer I am planning on going out for some new summer sandals. How convenient is it that Glamour Magazine suggests 39 Must-Have Summer Shoes? Here are 10 of my faves:

Old Navy

BCBGeneration Dinia

Nine West


BC Footwear

Corso Como

Harajuku Lovers



Thursday, June 3, 2010

Beauty Tip- Flawless Mascara

I never feel complete without mascara. The only problem is sometimes my lashes end up looking more like spider legs than luscious lashes. Since mascara is a beauty essential, here is a daily beauty tip from one of my favorite fashion mags, InStyle:

A an event for A Pea in The Pod that she hosted, Heidi Klum's lush, fringey lashes caught our attention. To get your mascara just right, consider adding a lash primer to your routine. The conditioning formulas have a dual-effect—they amp up the volume of your lashes and assure that your mascara stays put. 

There are plenty of lash primers out there to choose from. I have tried the primer + mascara combos, and love them. Here are some others to look for: 

Estee Lauder