There are many many many times a week when I crave a self-indulgent facial, massage, or skin treatment. But alas, weeks will go by and I unintentionally let dirt and toxins build up in my pores and stress and tension mount in my muscles. But there is one week I absolutely will not let go by without indulging in MANY treatments, and that’s SPAWEEK.
Every season, Jenny Packham shows in the 9am slot, forcing any party goers or night owls to roll as glamorously as possible out of bed to peek her sparkly stunners. And, it’s always worth it. This season had several stand out pieces, all paired with black criss cross front Louboutin’s and starburst smokey quartz costume earrings. Drama, glamour, alluring, memorable, and yet nothing frou frou or too girly. Just film noir amazing.
What an awesome debut. Designer Katherine Polk just showed off her very first Houghton collection and it was quite the clean start. A beautiful palette of cream, white, taupe, blush, and dove was visually stunning and entirely artsistic. She found contrast in fabrications and mixed strong tailoring with flowy organzas, defying any sort of Post-Labor Day rule. Take a peek at the full show on WWD.com.
CONFESSION of a former beauty editor: I never use nail polish base coat. Well, until now, anyway.
A waste of time. A waste of money. Another bottle to spill/break. Another stupid step to screw up. These are just a few reasons why I never ever used a nail polish base coat for at-home manicures. But all that changed a few weeks ago, and I can’t belieeeeeeeve that I lived my life that way.
Every year, around this time, I will literally lie awake at night itching. If it’s not one spot, it’s another and the cycle just doesn’t seem to stop. Itchy itchy, scratchy scratchy! I know I’m not alone — a few friends have revealed that they’ve been uncomfortable in their own skin this season, too! I also spent two years weaning myself off of highly addictive over-the-counter lotions containing mineral oil and glycerin and am not willing to go back to those!
You know what could really get your 2012 off to a great start? Winning some major swag! I’ve put together a fantastic goodie bag of incredible products that I know you’ll adore! From incredible quality makeup to sensual fragrances, head to toe basics and stand out accessories, this is one swag bag you’ll need to get your hands on. One lucky winner* will score $1,564 worth of incredible prizes! Here’s what’s in the 2012 giveaway:
When you shop soooooooo much, you can get kinda picky about the stores you go to. Ask any stylist or wardrober who is busily running around (on a budget! on a deadline! with a billion particular and specific client requests in mind!), and they’ll tell you that they prefer a boutique setting where the sales peeps know their inventory and can get you what you need, fast. That is just one of many reasons Santa Monica’s latest boutique, Hip’tique, is on my Favorites list.