Back in 2007, I launched Kitten Lounge and during that time, there were other sites that had just started as well - Total Beauty was one of them. They were the definitive beauty one stop shop in terms of finding out about a number of beauty items. As everyone knows, the older your site gets, there are changes that allow you to evolve in order to be the best version of yourself! Total Beauty has done just that by having its shops which continues to provide expert advice, how to tips, tricks and unbiased product reviews. Launched earlier this month days before NYFW, they have created Total Beauty Guides, Total Beauty Collection and Total Beauty Deals. Combined this gives you access, resources and a place for you to have a platform to share as well. Total Beauty Guides allows you to find out about a product you have heard about, have or are thinking of getting. Here first hands from others how they feel about and what their results were in order to form a better opinion. Total Beauty Collection allows you to buy a sample of goodies so that you can play with it before investing in a full product and there is no subscription service so get it when you want to get something. Finally, Total Beauty Deals allows you to get what you have your eye on with promotions so that you walk away with what you want at a special price!
If you haven't checked out Total Beauty or it has been awhile, now is a great time to take a peek!
I have to say that the idea of having Christmas around the corner is exciting and yet slightly daunting! But no worries, I have you covered as we have our 2nd guide of the holiday season known as Kitten Lounge's Type L Gift Guide! This is the Last Minute Guide that's jam packed with goodies from a number of brands that you have seen from the Holiday Gift Guide that launched last month; however, we have a number of goodies that are in there that are fresh to the magazine! I'll let you know when we have new items added to this guide as it's a great way to keep you in the loop on what is a must on your list to gift others as well as yourself! Take some time to check it out!
I love this time of year! Tons of events and so many more reasons than normal to get snazzy for fun evenings out. I'm loving this Bailey 44 ruched dress that is perfect for the season. This dress on its own is phenomenal for holiday parties, New Year's Eve events and so much fun. But it definitely looks amazing when you pair it with a number of goodies that will allow you to stand out! I adore Le Vian for its strawberry gold with various diamonds. In your hand, this envelope clutch by Emily Cho who has amazing exotic leather prints. I'm a huge fan of Dara Ettinger and her Hayden Stone Cuff has a phenomenal hammering on the arm with a fab natural crystallized stone. Complete the look with Jimmy Choo's Kevan's Feather Trim Gladiator Sandal which is a niced caged sandal with the pops of color in the feathers.
I'm so happy to introduce you to Mintbox which will have tons of goodies that I'll be able to share with you! To get the inside track on fab deals from some of my favorite brands such as NARS, All Saints, Sephora, Bobbi Brown and so much more! We'll share fab news here but you can also sign up to hear about fabulous finds on Mintbox as well!
I love salads anytime of year but it's around this time of year that I can eat it every single day. Now it's not to say that I eat a minimalist salad, I love tons of goodies as well as creamy dressings! When it's super hot outside, I think it's amazing to have a large bowl of salad (love the natural look) and it's nice every now and then to make it myself. I love having a nice wooden bowl and being able to serve those who are enjoying it with me. In addition, homemade dressing will never have to be mixed in a bowl thanks to this mixer. Complete the perfect look with decorative salt and pepper shakers (am a huge fan of Michael Aram as I just received a picture frame of his) and have your trusty cookbook nearby so that you can have dining options!
This week is a crazy week with all of the fashion and accessories shows happening throughout the week! We kicked off our Hamptons Guide on Sat and have already received phenomenal responses! This is a guide that will continue to be updated as it will be live on the site through Aug 30th! It will let you know about events, products and so much more. It's just not Hamptons specific it's about the beaches of the world and covers our love of summer! Four lucky winners will receive Hamptons Guide Totes that will be filled with a number of products. If you have yet to check it out, visit our guide and you will see the items that will be included. Just to mention, we have Victoria's Secret, Yes to Carrots, Yak Pak, Apart and so many more in there! We still have a few entries that will trickle in but if you want to win, let us know how you get beach ready whether it's a look, state of mind etc and we will pick four winners on May 21st so that we can get these goodies to you by Memorial Weekend! Leave your comments here and we can't wait to get your feedback!
Earth Day is around the corner, we're all about being Green and of course, being cognitive of what we use that may not be best for the environment. To that end, there is a huge movement to have our cosmetics include the best items that are pure of toxic chemicals. Almay Pure Blends is all about keeping it natural and your skin beautiful. With over 95% of its ingredients being natural, you're still able to have that great look with the peace of mind that you're face is truly shining in its most positive light. Register at Lucky and not only will they plant a tree in your honor but you could be one of 50 readers that receive a reuseable Lucky Tote which is the perfect way to handle your goodies while making a point that makes it a great choice for all of us. Take some time to check out the link and keep the goodness going!
I remember when I first joined Ideeli. It was a site where you knew that you could get access to a small quantity of items at a fraction of the price. All the goodies that you saw in the magazine were available here but in limited quantities and at set times. In addition, you could be a free member and have access while also being a paid member to get an advanced opportunity to score these coveted pieces! But like all things, a good idea starts and takes shape in other ways. Ideeli not only has items but giveaways as well and they also help you build your style. See a bag that you love, it may not be available yet or sold out but you can see where Barney's may have other items like this or go back to the brands site and purchase items from there. In addition, you can see what celebs love the brand as well. I also love that you can see what is currently offered versus what will be available soon! Ideeli loves Kitten Lounge and I love you so I am giving you a link that will allow you to gain access to these great finds! Just enter: fashionmaven and let the fun begin!
Happy Halloween everybody - what are your plans? First, everyone can say a virtual Happy Bithday to my sister who is turning 27 tomorrow (she's growing up so fast sniff sniff)! She will be heading to Japan tomorrow and expect to see some guest posts from her as she captures Japan and brings it back for us to enjoy! Tonight, I am going to head down to Atlantic City where we will eat at PF Changs (I loved this back home), we are staying at the Tropicana, we will hit a few clubs at the hotel (I am going as a Geisha), and then I am so excited about the fact that I will wake up to yummie room service in the morning, a spa at BlueMercury for a Coconut Sugar Body Wrap and lunch at Carmines! This is going to be a great Halloween and I can't wait to send you all the details and to let you know everything that happened. Our fearless Food Editor, Paul will send reports from the Poker Tables!
But we all have plans tonight right now, lets think about what's going on today! I love this super cute site which has amazing goodies for Halloween and just to let you know, this is also great to give as gifts for house warming parties, dinners and so much more. I love that this is great for Halloween and these items will work well right through the end of Nov as it perfect for the fall! Someone Spoil Me. The site is super cute and this is a Must Bookmark! Check out their lineup of gifts after checking out items that I love! They definitely make shopping easier by pulling the best from the Internet and putting it one space.
I can't believe that we are already in Oct - how and where did the year go? I can't even think about the holidays this second so until then, let's continue to pamper ourselves in any way that we can. This week we have a giveaway that should be a lot of fun! PZI Jeans is known as the jean for the confident woman with curves. This denim brand carries the sizes 4 - 16 and has an inseam for 31", 34" 26" and 38". If you're looking to find your perfect denim, this could be it. Make sure that you check out this site and for this giveaway, we are giving away 1 pair of jeans and you will also receive a $50 gift certificate for the Bruno Jamais Restaurant Club which brings the French Riviera to the Upper East Side. This giveaway will run for a week and let us know what is your favorite feature from your favorite pair of jeans. I know that my favorite pair always looks great when I'm wearing them with heels or with cute little sneakers.
A few weeks ago, you were introduced to Rachael Sage here on the Kitten Lounge who I feel is a mix of She & Him, Kate Nash and some of my other favorite artists. This summer, Rachael Sage released Chandelier and one of the songs that was released was Vertigo. In the last post, I included the audio but now, we have the video! I love the carnival vibe of this video with it's catchy tune. Not only will you be able to enjoy this video but it's giveaway time! We have 2 AMAZING gift packs of Rachael Sage. From now through next Tues we are looking for your comments that will be linked to this post. Play this video and tell us what you like about this song or when you would listen to this song. To me, this is definitely something that would be perfect for me to listen to while I work in Starbucks. Leave your posts here and I will choose 2 winners next Tues who will receive:
The responses were amazing! I am so glad that you guys shared your favorite scents when it comes to soaps. We have four winners and I have to say that I truly wish that I had more to provide you but each of you will receive a very fragrant bar of soap. I will contact you this weekend to get your mailing addresses. For those that didn't win or have yet to visit Mistral Soaps, check the site out and their soap for the week which is only $6 (as opposed to $8) is Milk, pictured here! I also agree that with the holidays coming up, yes we have to begin thinkin about them, I will definitely make some baskets from goodies on this site.
And now for our winners which I also loved checking out their blogs/site as well: Cindy S, Anna (of Shoe Smitten Blog), Nicole and Juliet (of JulRe Designs)!
This week the amazing and aromatic people at Mistral have provided four great bath bars that are available for this week's giveaway! (This Sandlewood Hazelenut bar pictured here is actually Mistral's soap of the week and is available at a reduced price. You'll want to sign up for their updates so that you will get emails on what they're up to). I have to say, the first time that I found out about this great brand was while I worked as a manager at Anthropologie. I came across so many scents that it was hard for me to find a favorite! I really love that they include Shea Butter which is always great to provide extra noursihment for your skin.
On Thursday, during our normal beauty segment, you'll find about something that I find to be a lot fun about this brand but until then, this week's giveaway includes four bath bars that four individuals will win. Simply let me know what your favorite scent is when it comes to soap! Include your comments within this post! My favorite scent is Pomegranate (fortunately this is available on Mistral) I look forward to the responses and four winners will be chosen this Fri!
She's Kimmie is a virtual scrapbook and is the best way for fans of Kimmie to connect with her, see where she's heading next and of course to get fab insider info!
As an Accessories Expert, Kimmie appears on HSN, designs, is quoted/featured in various publications talking about style from an Accessories Forward perspective! To work with Kimmie or to see project portfolio, visit her site here.
Kimmie is the Co-Founder/Creative Director of Shoe Week which launched during NYFW Sept '12 and is styling a number of shows as well as having evening leading up to our second season of shows during NYFW Sept '13.
Co-Founder, Kimmie, connects brands with bloggers in intimate event settings via Style Tweetup.