April 17, 2014

Duane Reade & RoC® Antiaging Skincare Products Giveaway {More than $140 value!) #EyeHeartNy #Collectivebias

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Let me start today's post by sharing a personal and very valuable experience.  Couple of years ago, I had a chance to attend a beauty event in New York where O magazine's beauty Editor Valerie Monroe was the guest speaker, sharing her beauty advice and knowledge. Someone asked her what is the ONE product she would suggest to every woman. Val smiled and said that as a beauty editor of a major magazine, she has tried almost every product under the sun and amid the gloss and novelty and prettiness of beauty products, one thing stands out for her - a skin care product with retinol!  (Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A. It is a main ingredient in most effective anti-aging products, it  reduces the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles to improve the look of collagen-depleted skin, while complementing the skin’s natural process to reduce the appearance of pore size) Val said that women usually associate retinol products to be used after a certain age, but the best way to reverse aging (or aging gracefully) is to start a skin care regimen early, and that you don't need any fancy dermatologist's office to get a retinol cream . It was an eye opener for me too, because I used to associate retinol with 'prescription' products. Long story short, after that event I started paying attention to over the counter skin care products with retinol and deep wrinkle treatments, and one brand that stood out was RoC® skincare, not only for their long history of skin care products, but also with word of mouth recommendation.  RoC® skincare has been developing innovative anti-aging formulas for over 50 years and was the first to patent a retinol formula in America. A part of Johnson & Johnson company,RoC® brand has been getting prestigious beauty awards and every year its products are named as the top anti-aging products by leading magazines. I have also been using RoC® eyecare products to reduce the appearance of fine lines around my eyes successfully. I am so excited to share with you all some really fun news. First of all - savings!! If you are in New York metro area, you can take advantage of exclusive RoC® coupons for Duane Reade. I know I go to Duane Reade to buy my RoC® products, so this coupon is a bonus! You can print the coupon below to save $2 on any RoC® product. RoC Skincare, Duane Reade, #EyeHeartNy #Collectivebias #shop
NOW COMES THE MOST EXCITING PART!! The generous people at RoC® and Duane Reade want you to win a whole box of anti aging products worth more than $140! You could win the following RoC® products -
RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream
 RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Sensitive Eye Cream (Retinol for sensitive skin - yay!!)
 RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Eye Cream
 RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream
RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30
 RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Serum
RoC Skincare, Duane Reade, #EyeHeartNy #Collectivebias #shop

Just follow the prompts at Rafflecopter widget below! The more entries, the higher chance to win!

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The excitement doesn't end with the Giveaway!! On April 24th between 12-1PM EST) there is going to be a fun and informative Social Fabric Twitter party with Duane Reade and RoC® and special guest Dr. Debra Jaliman, board-certified dermatologist! There will be talks about eye health, skin care, anti-aging and *drum rolls please* $650 worth of prizes! ($550 in VISA gift cards and grand prize of $100 RoC® products!) Don't forget to join the party!
If you are in New York metro area, there is even more fun ahead! On May 1, 2014, Duane Reade is hosting an amazing event for a personalized shopping experience with Dr Jaliman at their swanky flagship store on 40 Wall Street in NYC ( intersection Wall Street & William Street). This is a free event, open to all Duane Reade customers and it  is going to be a blast!! I am going to be there and I hope to see all of you who are in NYC area at 40 Wall Street DR store!
Good luck for the giveaway!!
Giveaway open to US residents, 18 year and older.
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April 15, 2014

Confident Style with U by Kotex® : White Jeans Styled Two Ways

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One of the most worn items of clothing in my closet is my white jeans. A true wardrobe workhorse, a white jeans is my must-have piece, specially during Spring/Summer. I actually wear it all year around (yes, even after labor day!) It is one of the easiest pieces to style, so versatile and there are so many possibilities in terms of tops, shirts, accessories and shoes to pair it with. For me, styling my white jeans is a super fun process, except during that time of the month! I mean, it is snowy white after all! To wear my white jeans confidently during the period days, I usually look up for feminine needs products that work. Period. (Pun intended!) For reliable, 100% protection,  U by Kotex® works every time. Their products make me confident to keep wearing white bottoms all month long! And that's wonderful because I got an idea or two hundred for styling a white jeans -from day to night!
Express Scoop Neck Tee, Zara Two Tone Flats, Forever 21 White Jeans
White Jeans For Daytime Casual Look
Jeans - Forever 21 / Similar
T-shirt - Express
Shoes - Zara (Reduced price now!)

Zara Block Heel Sandals, Forever 21 White Jeans
 White Jeans For Sophisticated/Evening Look
Jeans - Forever 21 / Similar
Top - Zara (old) / Similar Here and Here
Shoes - Zara / Similar Here and Here
Express Scoop Neck Tee, Zara Two Tone Flats, Forever 21 White Jeans

Necklac - Baublebar

I get my U by Kotex® sleek tampons and U by Kotex® CleanWear® pads (they are so thin that you won't even feel them, yet they work wonderfully!) from Walmart. Really the lowest prices anywhere! U by Kotex® have a great promotion going (while supplies last) in select walmart stores, where get 3 bonus Goody hair elastics with U by Kotex® Sleek tampons or CleanWear® pads The Goody elastics are attached to the box so you can see the color and patterns clearly.

White bottoms, swim suits, sheer skirts? Do you feel confident during your periods to wear anything you want?  If not, it is time to try U by Kotex® and be unstoppable!
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April 14, 2014

Lookbook: Casual Spring Stripes

LOFT Lou & Grey T-shirt, Zara Metal Toe Ballerina Flats, 3.1 Phillip Lim For Target, Nautical Stripes Outfits, Spring Outfit Ideas
What can I say about nautical stripes that has not already been said? All I will say is that black and white stripes are my 'blindly grab it when in doubt' outfit. This LOFT T-shirt (on sale now!) is super comfortable, really soft and it goes with literally everything! With a black skinny jeans and cute flats, it is my ready-in-two-minutes and run the mommy errands outfit!
LOFT Lou & Grey T-shirt, Zara Metal Toe Ballerina Flats, 3.1 Phillip Lim For Target, Nautical Stripes Outfits, Spring Outfit Ideas
T-Shirt - LOFT Lou & Grey Slub Layering Tee (on sale now!) / Similar From Topshop
Jeans - Old Navy Women's 'The Rockstar' Super Skinny / Similar From Levi's
Shoes - Zara Leather Ballerina With Metal Cap Toe / Similar From Sole Society
Bag - 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target / Similar From The Limited


LOFT Lou & Grey T-shirt, Zara Metal Toe Ballerina Flats, 3.1 Phillip Lim For Target, Nautical Stripes Outfits, Spring Outfit Ideas

LOFT Lou & Grey T-shirt, Zara Metal Toe Ballerina Flats, 3.1 Phillip Lim For Target, Nautical Stripes Outfits, Spring Outfit Ideas





Shop The Look: T-shirt / Jeans / Bag / Shoes / Sunglasses
Hope you are having a happy and productive Monday!
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April 10, 2014

Spring Scarf : FRAAS 'Dottie'

FRAAS scarves, 3.1 Phillip Lim For Target Purple Tote, Jcrew Factory Polka Dot Shirt
 If you visit my blog regularly, you would know by now that I am a big fan of scarves. Whether a thick, woolen one for winter or a lightweight, airy one for Spring/Summer, a scarf is the easiest way to make a simple outfit look put together. I love this lime green polka dot scarf from FRAAS, it is appropriately called 'Dottie' and comes in a variety of pretty Spring/Summer colors including  turquoise, yellow and pink. It drapes beautifully and sells for $32. An easy way to transition your winter style to Spring!
FRAAS 'Dottie' Scarf
FRAAS products are sold worldwide via department and specialty stores as well as online retailers. They may also order from the company by calling 212-575-0191. Select styles are available on fraas.com and amazon.com
FRAAS scarves, 3.1 Phillip Lim For Target Purple Tote, Jcrew Factory Polka Dot Shirt

FRAAS scarves, 3.1 Phillip Lim For Target Purple Tote, Jcrew Factory Polka Dot Shirt
Scarf - FRAAS / Similar (in different color)
Bag - Target / Similar
Shoes - Dillard's (old) / Very similar

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April 7, 2014

Lookbook : Jeans & A Graphic Tee

Jcrew linen baseball tee in lovebirds, Lucky Brand jeans, Phillip Lim for Target yellow satchel
For a casual look, one of the easiest outfits would be a cute graphic T-shirt and skinny jeans. Wear them with heels or flats and you are good to go! I love the print of this JCrew baseball T-shirt. As we slowly slid into warm weather, the linen blend T shirts will be a good addition to the Spring/Summer wardrobe. 

Jcrew linen baseball tee in lovebirds, Lucky Brand jeans, Phillip Lim for Target yellow satchel, Spring Outfit Ideas

Jcrew linen baseball tee in lovebirds, Lucky Brand jeans, Phillip Lim for Target yellow satchel, Spring Outfit Ideas
Bag - Target (Phillip Lim for Target Collection, sold out ) Similar / Real Deal 

Jcrew linen baseball tee in lovebirds, Lucky Brand jeans, Phillip Lim for Target yellow satchel, Spring Outfit Ideas

T-Shirt (On sale now!) / Jeans / Bag (Splurge) / Bag (Save) / Sandals

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April 3, 2014

16 Pointy Toe Flats For Spring

 Who needs 4 inches heels when we got these insanely chic flats. Comfortablr but never frumpy - the pointy toe vamp gives them extra polish and a wide variety of styles, colors, textures and patterns give them a fresh new spin for a fresh new season. Take your pick! {I want them all!}

Pointy Toe Flats, Pointy Toe flat trend, Spring Flats, Shoe For Spring, Best Shoes For Summer, Top Shoe Trends For Spring
 Metal Mania : 1 / 2 / 3 / 4


Pointy Toe Flats, Striped Flats, Floral Print Flats, Striped Shoes, Pointy Toe flat trend, Spring Flats, Shoe For Spring, Best Shoes For Summer, Top Shoe Trends For Spring
  Preppy & Playful : 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5


Pointy Toe Flats, Pointy Toe flat trend, Spring Flats, Shoe For Spring, Best Shoes For Summer, Top Shoe Trends For Spring, Ankle Wrap Flats
 Color Punch : 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Chic Neutrals :  1 / 2 / 3
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April 2, 2014

#BeautyInspiration: Get 'Guess Girl' Priyanka Chopra's Glamorous & Playful Look {Video Tutorial)

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Priyanka Chopra Makeup Tutorial, Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation review, #Shop #Cbias
As someone who has always struggled with skin problems, pimples and the scars those pimples leave behind, I have been relying on makeup to make my skin look smooth and even toned. I also have oily skin that presents big challenge for my makeup to stay fresh all day. I also keep an eye out for foundation tips to get good coverage. For us 'T-Zone' girls, matte finish makeup is our best friend. So when I got a chance via #collectivebias to try this new (for me) product - Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation, I was more than excited to give it a try. What attracted me right away was the description that it has feather light, oil free formula! I need my foundation to give me good coverage, but not feel heavy, cakey or oily. This is a mousse texture that goes on smoothly for a powder finish. You can see how it looks on my skin in the pictures below and in the video tutorial. I used Rimmel fix & perfect primer with the foundation. All I can say is this one of the best drugstore foundation that you can lay your hands on. It has medium to heavy coverage, easy to put on and can be a good base to try on different make up looks.  The only con I can think of is that if you have super dry skin, you might feel your face getting dry after the application. I found my color, the darkest they have (sand), but if you are darker than me, you may need to mix it with a darker BB cream to get the best match.
Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation review, #Shop #Cbias
I also tried Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam mascara and I have been using it a lot lately. If you follow my blog, you must have noticed that I am always on the lookout for best cheap mascara, as I use this product a lot on a daily basis. Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam mascara has a very curvy brush that helps thicken the lashes and fans them out for a really stunning look. 
Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation review, Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara #Shop #Cbias
I got both my foundation and mascara at Walmart. You will love the prices there!
Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation review, Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara #Shop #Cbias
Now comes the fun part! I used Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation to create Bollywood actress and Guess girl Priyanka Chopra's look. I loved her matte finish face and the playful, fuchsia lips.Below is my step-by-step tutorial to get Priyanka's matte make up look. There is a video too for more details.
Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation review, #Shop #Cbias
 Priyanka Chopra Makeup Tutorial, Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation review, #Shop #Cbias
 Priyanka Chopra Makeup Tutorial, Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation review, #Shop #Cbias

The following two pictures are taken indoors with camera flash on.
Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation review, #BeautyInspiration #Shop #Cbias

Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation review, #BeautyInspiration #Shop #Cbias


The picture below was taken near the window with sunlight on my face, without flash. I can safely say Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation did all that it promised on the label. Lightweight feel, great coverage and natural looking matte finish! Two thumbs up!
Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation review, #BeautyInspiration #Shop #Cbias

 Below is the video tutorial to achieve Priyanka's look and a closer look at the Stay Matte mousse foundation. I hope you like it! 

If you want to give Rimmel Stay Matte mousse foundation and Scandaleyes Retro Glam mascara a try, you are in luck. RIMMEL is giving away 25 $50 gift baskets with some of the favorite Rimmel products. Just follow the rafflecopter prompts and leave your contact info to enter!
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