To get the perfect complexion and glow for the holidays and look natural, I have have found a routine that really works for me over the years and wanted to share it with you. One of the tips that I still use today was advice given to me by DKNYPR Girl.
Here are the steps and tools you will need to achieve that dewy glowy holiday look that will make you feel and look great for all your holiday events.
Step 1 - start with a great primer or serum. The one recommended to me was the Olay Regenerist Serum by Oil of Olay.
Step 2 - Aveeno 100 SPF sunblock.
Step 3 - Your own foundation - liquid is best. Look at Bobbi Brown products.
Step 4 - Philosophy supernatural Moonlight powder.
Step 5 - Bobbi Brown Shimmer eye wash in pink all over eyelid and metallic brown in crease of the eye.
Step 6 - Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner in dark brown on the top lashes and on the far corners of the bottom lashes.
Step 7 - Dior Show mascara in black.
Step 8 - Use a Nars nude lipliner to line the mouth and fill in the inside of the mouth with the lipliner to help color stay in place for hours.
Step 9 - Use a Nars lipgloss like the natural nude Sandpiper to fill in your lips for a great shine.
Step 10 - use a kabuki brush to swoop a little bit of Nars orgasm blush all over the apples of your cheeks for that "I just went for a walk in 50 degree weather" look.
Follow these 10 easy tips and get picture perfect make up for the holidays and beyond.
Everything above can be found at Beauty.com.
Nicole Richie's House of Harlow has evolved to become quite an iconic brand in its own right. Nicole Richie has great style and her collections have shown her growth in the last few years. Her brand is different from the Olsen Twins The Row and Elizabeth and James lines, but still very noteworthy for the style. Her most recent House of Harlow red crocodile print clutch is very Alexander McQueen and Bottega Veneta with her own rock and roll edge.
The cheetah vintage inspired top clutch closure, chain shoulder strap and the red crocodile leather gives this bag an edge while maintaining a sensibility that will allow you to wear it to a wedding or office party.
Get Nicole Richie's Red Olivia House of Harlow Clutch now for $195.
There is also House of Harlow clutch in a neutral python print version for $198.
The event you have been waiting for all season is happening today - the day before Thanksgiving. Shopbop is having their pre Black Friday sale starting today. Get up to $500 off your entire order and there are lots of items that are marked 20% off already that will give you extra savings for the holidays. If you are looking for that Alice & Olivia cashmere sweater or that perfect bag from Derek Lam, now is the time to pick it up.
In the spirit of giving we are giving away a $200 Gift Card in time for Christmas to one of our lucky readers. The best thing about this $200 Gift Card Giveaway is that you get to vote on which gift card we should give away to the winner. See the list below and vote in the comments area which one we should giveaway to the winner.
One lucky winner will be picked on December 23rd and the gift card will be sent out on December 26th so you have it in time to find that holiday outfit to ring in the New Year.
Here are your choices:
1.) Visa Gift Card
2.) Amex Gift Card
3.) shopbop.com Gift Card
4.) Net-a-Porter Gift Card
5.) SINGER22.com Gift Card
6.) Mastercard Gift Card
7.) Neiman Marcus Gift Card
8.) Gap.com Gift Card
9.) Ebay Gift Card
10.) Amazon Gift Card
Here is what you need to do: (You have to do both things on the list to be qualified as an entrant).
1.) Like us on Facebook and tell us why you need to win this $200 Gift Card for yourself.
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1 winner will be chosen randomly from all entrants who have done the required steps on December 23, 2011 at 12P.
One winner will be chosen randomly by Shoppingandinfo's list of Facebook Fans and Twitter followers. Contest will begin on Saturday before Cyber Monday, November 26, 2011 at 9:30AM EST and end on December 23, 2011 at 12:00PM PST. 1 (one) Winner will be chosen randomly by Shopping and Info from the Facebook and Twitter lists 24 hours after the contest ends. The winning prize package will be sent out from the Shopping and Info offices. The prize will be sent directly to the winner's home address. Prize package is not redeemable for cash. $200.00 cash value of 1 (one) Cyber Monday Giftcard Giveaway prize pack is an approximate retail value. Winner must respond within 48 hours of email contact from Shopping and Info or prize will be given to another randomly selected contestant. Shopping and Info has the right to substitute prize colors, prize value, actual prize, prize brand, sizes, and or configuration based on availability at the end of the contest. Winner will only be chosen from contestants who have done all required tasks in the contest rules in this post. Prior to receiving the prize, winner must submit a testimonial and a liability release form signed and sent back to the Shopping and Info offices. This contest is open to US and International residents.
Jennifer Aniston was seen out in New York City with Justin Theroux recently leaving the Oliver Peoples store wearing a pair of black heeled ankle boots.
The black heeled ankle boots are by non other than ankle boots master Alexander Wang. Alexander Wang's Luca booties are a great addition to any winter wardrobe because of its 4 1/2 inch chunky heel and lace up detail. This bootie is seen here being worn with black skinny jeans, a blazer, and a lilac scarf with a cross body bag by Tom Ford. Jennifer Aniston is now all about hipster style.
Alexander Wang Nubuck Luca Booties for $625.
Second City Style
could have chatted with Glenda Bailey
the whole day when they interviewed her at her book signing in Chicago.
Grey suede boots and cashmere wraps by Stuart Weitzman and DKNY
are winter’s must have combo for winter according to Shopping and Info
Top 5 Dark Bags: an homage to Friday Night Lights bag picks
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This is the sale I wait for every single year. It is the much anticipated Black Friday Net-a-Porter.com 50% off sale. There are a few things I want that I hope will be on sale including a pair of leather pants from The Row, shearling vest from Vince, Miu Miu boots, and a great cashmere sweater from Donna Karan.
I am doing some pre shopping right now to make sure as soon as it is November 25, 2011 at midnight eastern time on Black Friday I will already have everything ready in my cart to check out for the 50% off sale price. What do you have your eye on?
Check out this black leather jacket from Vince. It will probably go to 50% off.
Start browsing the Net-a-Porter.com site now for your picks. The sale will be on most designers and all categories.
Ok this is not going to be a secret for long. You know that cowl neck cashmere sweater you want? It is now going to be 25% off at J Crew. This is some sale. Get that cardigan for dad for Christmas, the Mougin & Piquard leather watch for your husband or boyfriend, and the amazing bowler bag for mom. I have a list of about 7 things that I need to purchase now for 25% off.
Shop Jcrew.com now and use coupon code YOURGIFT at checkout and get 25% off your whole order today to November 27, 2011. Happy Thanksgiving.
The J Crew stores are closed on Thanksgiving, but you can still shop online now.
If you are looking for an amazing gift for her this Christmas or Hanukkah, my suggestion is this amazing Tory Burch Cognac 797 Messenger Bag that was created in celebration of the Tory Burch Madison Avenue flagship store.
This bag is only available online and in Tory Burch boutiques. This bag has an outer flap, 1 zip pocket, 2 internal pockets, and 1 outer zip pocket. This bag is adjustable to be a messenger or long shoulder bag. This bag is practical and gorgeous at the same time. She will love the bag and wear it to work and out on the weekends.
Tory Burch Cognac Messenger bag for $525 exclusively at Tory Burch boutiques and toryburch.com.
Are you ready for Thanksgiving? The Shopping and Goodies group is getting ready for the holidays with lots of great shopping suggestions for your big holiday weekend. Remember Black Friday deals are not just at the stores. Stores are also gearing up with special deals online for Black Friday as well. So no need to brave the crowds. Stay home and shop online.
This bracelet is for those of you who have everything already. Meaning if you have the crocodile Hermes birkin with the diamonds, the swift leather coat in cognac from this season, the garden party bag for casual days, and a pair of the Hermes kelly riding boots. Then why not add this Hermes Collier de Chien 18KT gold bracelet which is made up of 200 grams of gold to your collection. If there is something to top that ultimate gift list forget the Neiman Marcus catalog for yourself, think bigger. This bracelet will go with everything in your wardrobe. You won't have to worry that it does not match the leather color on the Collier de Chien bracelet. This bracelet will coordinate with everything in your closet. Resort season is coming up. Now is the time to pick something up for the holidays and for that warm weather holiday to break up the winter blues.
Hermes Collier de Chien 18KT gold bracelet for $69,500.
Katie Holmes was seen wearing it while ice skating with Tom Cruise and Suri Cruise a few days ago in New York City and Rachel Bilson was seen wearing the same sweater in a photo shoot.
The fringe gives the sweater a lot of great texture and the cozy alpaca blend definitely helps insulate you on those cold nights in the winter. This sweater was seen recently on the runway too.
Isabel Marant Navajo Fringe Sweater for $640.
Fresh faced Alessandra Ambrosio looked slim and trim in a pair of Mother The Looker Skinny Jeans with her Ash sneakers and Hermes birkin bag recently at LAX hopping on a plane. Nothing like that high low look where you mix your distressed jeans and sneakers with a birkin bag. Wonder if she is headed somewhere exotic or just off to a photo shoot in New York City for the week. Whereever she is going she looks like a supermodel looking casual chic getting on a plane with hair pulled back and make up free skin.
I am not familiar with the Mother jeans line, but the reviews do not lie. People love the fit and say their denim is really soft and comfortable. Guess that is why she wore them on the plane.
Mother The Looker Skinny Jeans for $198.
I am really not sure about this new type of hem. The lace on the dress is gorgeous and the top of the dress is really pretty, but the Dancing With the Stars Cheryl Burke look is not flattering to anyone unless the person wearing the dress is very leggy and thin. You could wear it if you are shaped like a Kardashian, but I just have a feeling a lace confection like this with scalloped detail would make most people look a little frumpy.
I can see wearing it if you want to look like Jennifer Grey in Dirty Dancing or Emma Stone in Crazy Stupid Love. It is definitely a dress made for someone who loves dance or is a dancer with a dancer's body.
Lover Serpent Lace Dress for a $1,000.
I just cannot get over this trio of siblings known as Vasquezsounds. Their cover of Adele's Rolling in the Deep is incredible. The vocals, piano, guitar, and drums by the young trio make this just an amazing video to see and listen to. Ellen Degeneres should feature them next on her show. Watch the video here to see for yourself. Let us know what you think of this amazing trio.
Eva Longoria was seen at the airport with her new boyfriend November 19, 2011 carrying her Hermes blue de prusse birkin bag with black leggings, platform Christian Louboutin black ankle boots and a grey fur vest. The vest seen on Eva Longoria is made by non other than Gap.
And today only you can get 35% off this Gap vest seen on Eva Longoria.
Get 35% off your order today only and online only at Banana Republic, Gap.com, andoldnavy.com. Get all your presents today online and be done before Thanksgiving or Black Friday even begins. Get the code now at Banana Republic now.
As we all know colorblocking is quite big this season and Pippa Middleton is partaking in the trend. She was spotted in London on November 18, 2011 with her laptop bag, black bag, and Russel and Bromley flats wearing a blue and black colorblocked dress. We found the dress for you, it is a dress by French Connection. If you are wondering what you should wear for Thanksgiving dinner, a colorblocked dress is a good option. Then you will not have to worry about unbuttoning the top of your jeans after you eat.
If you have a pair of the 50/50 pull up boots in black leather you know how amazing they look when you wear them with a pair of jeans or when you wear them with a dress. What I love about the Stuart Weitzman 50/50 slate gray boots is the fact that they are gray suede. This changes the look of the boot from a more dressy black leather style to a more fashionable update to its predecessor. Tuck a pair of jeggings into these gray boots and pair with a gray cashmere DKNY wrap sweater to achieve a high fashion ensemble in comfort and warmth. Think about wearing this look for that apres ski wine hour in the cabin this winter.
Get 35% off your order today only and online only at Banana Republic, Gap.com, and oldnavy.com. Get all your presents today online and be done before Thanksgiving or Black Friday even begins. Get the code now at Banana Republic now.
Get ready for Black Friday. Los Angeles check out www.madisonlosangeles.com on Black Friday to get 30% off the entire site and in stores on regular priced merchandise. If there is a shearling coat you wanted, now is the time to pick it up. Make that list on Wednesday and go back after you had your turkey on Friday.
Take 30% off all sale items for men, women, and children at JCrew.com now. Great time to shop for those stocking stuffers, secret santa, white elephant gifts for the family and friends. Also a great time to stock up on sale cashmere sweaters for yourself and your kids.
While you are doing that browse all the new jackets, bags, and shoes for Spring 2012.
A much anticipated bag collaboration by the Bagsnobs and DKNY has finally arrived at www.net-a-porter.com. These two bag editors have been writing about bags since before anyone else had a blog and have become quite an influential duo in the fashion community. As a result of their hard work, they were asked by DKNY to design a line of 5 essential bags to be sold at DKNY stores and online.
My favorite of the 5 essentials is the Travel bag because of its unique features. The shape of the bag is very Pan Am retro which gives this bag a very distinct and striking look. The functionality of the bag with its internal mirror and see through pockets for cosmetics helps keep you organized and refreshed after you get off the plane.
They have thought of everything for a travel bag that a person could need. Now function and beauty and a travel piece can be yours. Toss aside that LL Bean Tote bag or that old fashioned black nylon carry all. You can look good while boarding the plane too not just when you are at your destination.
Bag Snob for DKNY Travel Bag for $565 at Net-a-Porter.com.
We’ve been toting books, bathing suits, and baubles around in huge totes nall summer long. Now that it’s fall, maybe it’s time to give our backs and shoulders a break and lighten the load with a mini cross-body bag that will only fit our favorite necessities. Practical and petite, a mini-cross body bag has just enough room for our smartphone, wallet, keys, and lipstick but the reality is in the long run, our shoulders will essentially thank us for the mini-break from the other 70% of the week were we most likely are trucking around our laptops for work. Making the switch on simple days when we run to a quick meeting at a café or need to run out for a few errands makes this mini the perfect purse companion. After all, even if our bags are lighter, our body will be making up for the baggage with all the extra layers we’ll be wrapped in to keep ourselves warm. Here are three adorable finds that will make the mini-cross body a more than willing second bag switch: Mini Me Gap Tano Handbag, Vera Bradley Pushlock Crossbody in Black, and Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Percy.
- Mira Torres
To celebrate this season of giving, our friends at Vera Bradley are giving away a $250 Gift Card to one lucky winner. Simply go to TheFind's Facebook Giveaway page here to enter! As a special early holiday treat Vera Bradley is offering FREE Shipping on orders of $100+ through 11/19/11.