Now our college students love that each Mon we share a look that's perfect for you to not only wear on campus but works well when you're visiting parents, interning and more! Every now and then you'll see fab items that are perfect for you to have in your shower caddies whether you're in the dorms or off campus! Now some of these items you may have heard of on our site but all of these items are ones that definitely have the Kitten Lounge approval and are ones that I use either everyday or regularly!
New to my bathroom, Eight Body Wash. I love that it has Ginger and Lime which has a nice spicy scent and yet I find it calming at the same time. I love how it makes my skin feel amazing and it's a great way to wake up your skin as you hit the showers. Definitely check out their site as they have a full collection of items whether you're all about Ginger Lime or Lavendar!
Earlier this summer I took you behind the scenes at Avon's R&D center in Suffern, NY and let you in on their Lotus Sheild Anti-Frizz Treatment. If you want to ensure that you're hair stays straight and that rain doesn't send you running indoors, then this needs to be your best friend when it comes to your haircare! It's a great alternative if you don't do various treatments such as Japanese Straightening or other processes!
Now I am all about soft skin and people know I have lotion on every stand, drawer, pocket and more. So finding out about Olivina Nappa Valley's Body Butter - I fell in love. Now I love the actual Olive Body Butter but once again check out their site as they have various scents that you're bound to want! Beyond making your skin feel and look amazing - you'll love the scent which works with all seasons but is amazing in the fall! Check out all the products that they create and I love that they are cruelty free and that your skin will enjoy drinking in the nourishing ingredients!
Now in an effort of full disclosure, I am a spokesperson for Crest 3D Whitening but I have to say that the past year I have tried a number of whitening agents from painting on solutions, using mouthwashes and more. At the end of the day you need a white smile as it's the first thing that people notice when you start talking. I live and swear by the entire system from the whitening strips (love that they allow me to still sip on water and talk without having foam bumpers in my way), mouthwash, toothbrush and of course the toothpaste. Results are definitely apparent within a short period of time and I honestly saw it the first day! This is a must for sure!
Whether this is your first month ever on campus or you just kicked off your year, there's no excuse in trying to figure out products that will make sure that you make a fab impression whatever you agenda is for the day!
And we're back to our regularly scheduled programming on Kitten Lounge! Unless you lived under a rock, you may have noticed from Sept 9th - Sept 16th, we cover NY Fashion Week. It was chaos but it's always fun to cover the shows, visit events and to continue to get out there so that others will share what they are up to! But yesterday, we got our last posts out and we are now back in the mode (although we will be traveling soon). We're back sharing our thoughts ona fun look that are perfect for campus or when you're visiting friends and family on upcoming fall breaks as well as just being out even if you are no longer in the college scene.
This look is chic and comfortable. I love the ombre look that comes in a cardigan that is easy to wear over leggings and then to pop in amazing accessories. This outfit is the ultimate win and one that I enjoy wearing!
I graduated from Indiana University 8 years ago - it seems like forever ago but it's times when people ask what I do or try to guess my age (31 in 2 weeks) that they ask if I went to school to do what I do now. Although one of my majors was Telecommunications with a focus in New Media (social media), I didn't do anything in fashion but I grew up in this environment and always had my own sense of style. In fact, my way of dressing in college set up the way that I enjoy dressing now - casual, comfortable and well versed pieces that can go from a variety of situations with dynamic accessories. I came into my own sense of style when I was finally able to buy my own clothes, figure out the jeans that worked best for me (I never really wore jeans until then), my hemlines came up etc. I learned to incorporate many of the classic components of my style via my mom, into my look. So what you see today is a mix of what I grew up with (love of plaid, certain preppy elements, blazers, etc), with my love of casual and easy and once I got to NYC - adding the glam factor to create my nuvo glam look. Of course I enjoyed some items of collegiate fashion that sometimes are best left for campus (never wore my jammies to class but I had oversized sweatshirts that I wore during finals).
I am introducing a segment that is incorporated into our Monday posts on Kitten Lounge called, Kitten U. These are styles that are perfect to wear on campus when you're heading to class and yet - you can go out with friends, have items when your parents visit or wherever you happen to go. The beauty of this feature is that we're also going to highlight great style that's around campuses around the country. The fashions that are presented here are also fab for those that are not on college so you can get in on the fun too! For our college girls we're looking forward to seeing what style you and your friends are rocking so feel free to send pics as we will have a fun giveaway just in time for Fashion Week where we will giveaway fun key looks for the fall. The giveaways that are associated with Kitten U are for our campus readers.
Today's look incorporates the sweatshirt updated in a new way! I'm obsessed with this sweatshirt as it has a great fit (happened to see this in Bebe and couldn't believe how cute it was) but on the back it has the slashed effect that is sexy and casual. This can be paired with jeans, leggings, cute shorts etc. It's fun to grab food across the quad and also to go out in as well. Simply get a great charm necklace, cuff and a pair of booties (great year around) and you're ready to go. This is such a great versatile top that you'll gravitate to. if you feel that you're back is too exposed, you can put a tank under it.
To kick off these posts, we have a few fab beauty Care Packages to giveaway (thanks to Dove, Lush and a super cute chemise from Josie by Natori and more). All you need to do is to Like us on Kitten Lounge on Facebook and let us know what year and school you're going to on our Facebook Page!! This kicks off today and will run through labor day weekend! Keep checking our Fan Page as we will let you know about our clothing giveaway that is coming up in a few days! Follow the #KL31BdayStar picks for our essentials for fall and what's on my birthday list!
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