Our Favorite Beauty Products Straight Off the Runway!

Backstage at fashion week is always crazy!  You have what sounds like 100 hair dryers blowing at once, a million people running around and a dozen plus models rushing to get dressed.  However, if you can handle the chaos, it’s also the best place to see next seasons best beauty looks and learn about the very best products available (or soon to be on the market)!

We’ve rounded up our favorite products straight from New York Fashion Week!

  1. Zoya’s Naked Manicure kit

We were introduced to this kit last season and we have to say it’s definitely a winner!  The Naked Manicure is a collection of products designed to heal and improve your nails.  Your nails will instantly appear less damaged and discolored.  However, the real beauty of this product is that over time it improves the condition, strength and flexibility of the nails!  Our favorite product in the kit has to the be Lavender Perfector, a corrective coat which neutralizes discoloration!  (Think of it like concealer for your nails!)  The Naked Manicure system was seen all over runways including  the always gorgeous Marchesa show.

  1. MAC Trend Forecast Fall 16/LIP

    Featuring 6 shades ranging from deep beige to magenta-raspberry, this palette features all of the newest hot colors for fall! The palette was used all over fashion week including the pink lips at Carmen Marc Valvo.

  1. Kevyn Aucoin Luminous Foundation (coming soon to beauty.com)

Who doesn’t want to glow from the inside (or at least look like they are?)  This foundation gives a soft natural gleam while covering redness and does a great job evening out the skin, for a fresh faced look, such as the one at Kate Spade created by makeup artist Romy Soleimani.

  1. TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done hairspray

A touchable hold is important when it comes to hairspray.  No one wants to spend time styling only to end up with crunchy hair. Orlando Pita, lead stylist at Herve Leger created a “Romantic Punk” look which featured braids and twists on one side and flowy soft waves on the other.  The look was finished off with a few spritzes of Perfectly (un)Done to lock it in place.


  1. Maybelline’s The Colossal Spider Effect mascara

For strong (slightly clumpy) eyelashes like the ones seen at Jason Wu, you’ve got to try this mascara which will be launch June. The lead makeup artist Yadim was inspired by “beauty, disrupted” and applied the mascara only to the tips for spiky lashes.

  1. Kiss Gel Strong Nail Polish

    Kiss Provides the vivid shine and wear of a salon gel manicure, but takes the potentially harmful UV/LED lamp out of the picture.  Lead Artist, Gina Edwards created a glitter fade mani backstage at Carmen Marc Valvo which is sure to last all week long (that is if the models aren’t required to remove it for their next show!)

  1. Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray

    When designing the perfectly un-perfect low tight knot, such as the ones at Marchesa, a little texture helps keep strands from falling flat.  This spray is perfect to add a little oomph and volume into any hairstyle whether strutting on the runway or on the streets!

  1. Morgan Taylor Make It Last top coat

Designed to do exactly what the name says, make your manicure last.  We learned about this top coat backstage at Monique Lhuillier and it really works.  We think a bottle of this polish is worth adding to your arsenal, if you’re not a fan of chipped nails!

  1. Redken Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray

    For polish and shine like the models at the Banana Republic presentation, this finishing spray is a must!  It dries instantly and leaves the hair healthy and shiny!  What more could you ask for?

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2016 Babymoon Style Guide

If you’re planning to take a tropical getaway before spending time in the delivery room, you’re probably in need of some new clothes. Most people are excited to shop for new outfits to wear on a big trip; however, when you’re pregnant it might become a necessity.

Here are the top 5 things you should buy before relaxing on the beach.pregnant swimsuit

1. A new swimsuit. What’s a beach vacation without a bathing suit? Pez D’Or’s One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit has a flattering halter neck and a tie under the bust which will leave you looking great while splashing around in the water or relaxing on the beach.

2. A great coverup which can take you from the beach to lunch. We love Topshop’s Maternity Lace Trim Kaftan. The relaxed silhouette and lace trim are perfect for a day out in the sun!

3. A pair of comfortable shorts in a white denim such as J. Crew’s Maternity Denim Short is a great way to show off a fun top or tunic.

pregnant dress

4. A pretty printed dress for a nice dinner like A Pea In the Pod’s Floral Maternity Wrap Dress will have you feeling and looking gorgeous. The pale yellow color and floral print are a nice change of pace from the basic black and the jersey fabric is very soft and comfortable.

pea in a pod maternity tunic

5. A lightweight tunic such as A Pea In the Pod’s 3/4 Sleeve Embroidery Maternity Tunic is great for walking around exploring or spending a day on the water. The classic cool look is a vacation must.

So start packing and enjoy your trip! It might be your last chance at a diaper and toy free romantic getaway, unless you have some really great babysitters!

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Lady’s Fashion Tips for a Valentine’s Day Dinner Date

Every date night should be special, but Valentine’s Day somehow always takes the cake. No matter if you’re going out on the town or looking forward to a romantic night in, we have a few suggestions sure to get you looking and feeling your best.
Calvin Kleins Short-Sleeve Embellished Sheath Dress lipstick red

For a big night out, it doesn’t seem to matter how extensive your wardrobe is; a new outfit seems to be on everyone’s mind. While the classic black dress is always a fan favorite, use the season as a good excuse to take a walk on the wild side and slip into something red. Not only is it the hue of the season, but a little pop of color can really boost your mood.

Michael Kors Petite One-Shoulder Hardware Sheath Dress

Calvin Klein’s Short-Sleeve Embellished Sheath Dress in lipstick red is sure to take you out of your shell. With gold studs and slim fit it’s the type of dress that looks good on everyone. Or try Michael Kors Petite One-Shoulder Hardware Sheath Dress for a fancier night out. The asymmetrical shape and hardware detailing are bound to make your date do a double take.

For a more casual night, we love the Ralph Lauren Short-Sleeve Cold Shoulder Top in fiery Madison Red. Pair with black pants or jeans and a long necklace to complete the look. Another option is to stay nice and cozy in a dolman sweater such as the Cabe & Gauge Studded Dolman-Sleeve Sweater. This boat-neck top is adorned with little studs for a little extra pizzaz on a classic silhouette.

If you like to have a little fun with your look, go all out and add a little whimsy with lip covered shoes. While tons of designers have fallen in love with the lip trend such as Brain Atwood and Sam Edelmen, we love these INC Zitah pumps available exclusively at Macy’s.
dior lipstick

Also try enhancing your own set of lips with a touch of color. A sexy pout is one of our favorite ways to really enhance a look and we love Dior Addict Lipstick for soft kissable lips with proven long lasting properties. Their moisturizing formula and gorgeous shades will leaving you looking and feeling amazing. Lips like yours are just begging to be kissed.

So enjoy Feb 14th and every other date night because romance should always be in the air!

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Sweater Weather Time!

It’s officially fall, which means no more swimsuits and pumpkin-spiced everything! It’s also a great time to invest in a cozy knit to take you into the winter months.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Cable Knit Turtleneck Sweater-min
Wear Something Chunky

For days spent pumpkin picking and nights curling up by the fire, nothing tops a cable knit sweater. Keep yourself toasty warm in Lauren Ralph Lauren’s Cable Knit Turtleneck Sweater. With a cotton linen blend, this sweater will keep you snug and stylish.

Add Some Fringe

Vintage Havana Aztec Fringe Trim Poncho is perfect as the temperature begins to drop. With short sleeves and a hood, this poncho might not be ideal for February but is great for a slight chill in the air. The stylish piece looks great over leggings and jeans and is a top pick for fall!

Vintage Havana Aztec Fringe Trim Poncho-min

Split it Up

A side split is a great way to add something unique to your bundled up look. We adore Aqua’s Split-Side Ribbed Sweater in Pavement Twist. The design is longer in the back covering your derrière (Perfect if you love leggings and are guilty of wearing them as pants; you know who you are!) It features a rounded neckline with contrasting ribbed detail and a slim fit for a modern take on knitwear!

Goodbye summer- It’s time for sweaters!

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For Fall 2015, It’s All About Flares!

This season, skinny pants are out! Ok, maybe not fully expendable, but the style pendulum is swinging back towards the boot cut jeans of your youth. While you may be tempted to dig out a pair from the back of your close – ask yourself honestly, do they still fit? – today’s flares have a bit more of a modern feel.


What’s different about the new flares? First off, the leg is tapered on the thigh and down past the knee before gradually extending into a boot cut for that slim skinny look we all grew to love. Think of it as a combination, as if you’re skinnies and old boot cut jeans had a baby. The look is not only sleeker and sophisticated, but also makes for a great elongating silhouette.

Afraid you won’t be able to pull off denim that’s not clinging to your calves? No matter your dress size or body type, a flared leg will actually lengthen your legs, which will in turn improve the appearance of your thighs. This means if your short, you’ll actually look taller! If you’re plus-sized, you’ll look balanced and lean. Even a boyish figure will be enhanced due to a little extra fabric by your feet!


So jump on board this new flared trend! If you’re not ready to go all in, might we suggest incorporating just a pair or two into your wardrobe to change it up. No one says you need to give up your skinnies completely, but when you see how good you look in your new jeans, you might just want to!

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Fringe Is Having a Major Fashion Moment

The reason you see models walk down a runway rather than standing still is to showcase the movement of the garment. As anyone who’s ever been to a fashion show or watched one televised knows, there’s something special about a flowing skirt effortlessly sashaying down the catwalk. Perhaps that’s why we’re so in love with this 70’s trend. Fringe instantly adds a little movement to your ootd (outfit of the day).

Fringed Faux Suede Skirt Forever 21

We love full out fringe skirts. There are a ton on the market right now from H&M’s breezy Fringed Skirt. Or for just a touch, try Forever 21’s Fringed Faux Suede Skirt. The asymmetrical fringe adds a little something special to your basic tees and tanks, for a simple contemporary look.

Fringed jackets add extra drama when the temperature drops. Nasty Gal’s Runway Fringe Suede Moto Jacket is a great accessory for the fashion girl who wants to be noticed. Dress down a cocktail dress or pair it with jeans for the ultimate fall look.

Rupert Sanderson's Fringe Sandals- Marlena High heel

Another way to rock the trend is with a great shoe. Forever 21’s Fringe Bib Necklace will instantly transform any bland outfit into something amazing! Or rock a fringed stiletto such as Rupert Sanderson’s Fringe Sandals- Marlena High heel. The Twilight Navy Blue color is a perfect way to extend summer sandals into fall.

While there are many fringed purses on the market, H&M’s Backpack with Fringe is a fun way to tote around all your stuff. Another simple fringe accessory is a great tassel earring. BAUBLEBAR’s Leather Tassel Drop Earrings look très chic!

bikini with fringe from hm

We know it’s time for fall but we couldn’t resist adding this Bikini with Fringe by H&M to the list… just in case you have any vacation plans or we have an Indian Summer.

So go ahead and twirl around, we can’t blame you- we love watching the fringe too!

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