While I was away at the Essence Music Festival at Crest, there were a number of celebrities making the rounds throughout New Orleans! Carol's Daughter had their pop up shop which allowed people to buy a number of their products AND to get a chance to chit chat with a number of celebrities! Unfortunately, I was in the midst of doing my Meet and Greets at Crest but I had to share two of my favorite people that I wanted to see if my times had meshed a little better - Erica from Mary Mary (which I ended up seeing later at NOLA Emeril's restaurant later that night) and who is pictured next to founder, Lisa Price and of course Tank! One of my fave products right now is the Macadamia Hold and Control Smoother which my boyfriend uses all the time to style his hair. I love that not only is this a fab product in terms of unisex use but as many of you know Paul is Italian, Sicilian and Hungarian and loves this in his hair so it's definitely a multi -texture tool! He loves using this on the front of his hair for a thicker look as he uses another styling gel for his sides for a sleek look and then another for the back. You can't say that guys don't pay close attention to their hair!
Check out more images from Carol's Daughter Pop Up Shop.
A few months ago, I was asked what question would I would like to have Derek Jeter answer for my readership! Now, as many of you know, I'm a Brand Ambassador for Avon which allows me to find out about upcoming products, host events and keep you in the know on interesting tidbits. Derek Jeter is actually relaunching two of his products next month - Driven and Driven Black. During his photoshoot for this campaign in Florida, he answered my most important question that an Accessories Expert would want to know, "What accessories do you wear for a night out on the town"? I wonder if he also enjoys rocking his commemerative 3,000th Major League hit Movado watch. Find out this Yankee player's answer!
Everything is easier when it just comes to you and with a number of fab subscription based options our there from tasty treats, footwear and accessories - it's good to know that beauty has been tackled as well with BeautyMint! Whether you visit the site or receive a package from a friend, you can't help noticing Jessica Simpson welcoming you into the world of obtaining products that are curated with you in mind. In fact, upon visiting the site, you're asked to have a free skin consultation which is a great way to start tackling your skin issues or maintaining the skin that has always worked so well for you. This consultation focuses on getting your skin taken care of and personalizing it for what is important to you! In addition to securing your face, I love that the systems that they use combine the best in science with many natural components which is an important part of what we're all looking for - looking our best while not utilizing harmful ingredients which is completely unnecessary.
Upon completing your skin care consultation, you will have products created with you in mind that are available to you as well as receiving tips and information so that you're never without the knowledge you need to continue having great skin! When I received my box, I loved receiving the basic components of great skin which included my cleansers, toners and creams. In addition, there was a detailed brochure that included all the ingredients that were used to make my products. To know more, check out the video on why BeautyMint is such a great resource and how simple it is to use!
To introduce you to this fab site, BeautyMint is offering first time users the opportunity to get $20 off their first beauty kit purchase from now until 2.29.12! In addition, you could win a free kit by signing up for an account on BeautyMint. One winner will be selected by Wed, Feb 8th at noon! Good skin is only a click away!
Last year (right before Sept NY Fashion Week to be precise), I was introduced to threading and headed to a salon in Soho. Now, I had heard about threading and have seen various locations throughout the city. As much as I wanted to try it, some of the cramped spaces made me a little nervous so I was happy to go to the salon I was introduced to. Just the other day, a few beauty bloggers were tweeting back and forth asking about their favorite threading salon. I had heard of Shobha but to see so many people excited about it, to see the depth of services and then to see that they had multiple locations including one in Columbus Circle and one on Madison in the East 50's - I was hooked! I knew I had to head there this week and when Jessica in marketing reached out to invite me to stop in, I couldn't say no!
I headed to the Madison Ave location where they have been in the same building but changed floors and was shocked to see a wide, airy and colorful space! There were chairs for those that were doing services that you could definitely do in an open forum; however, they had private rooms for those that were more discreet. I thoroughly enjoyed having Manju not only tame my brows but to also ask how I'd like to have them and to also make suggestions! In addition, I love that the treatment began and ended with rose water which smelled great but also felt so natural. In fact, they have such a depth of Shobha products that were made by natural formulas created by Shobha Tummala (love that she's a fellow midwest girl, went to college in the midwest and is a Harvard Business Grad - hello) that are available during your sessions, for purchase and many products are also available in bulk so you'll find them in spas!
At the end of my session, I left with rocking brows that opened my eyes (even more than my previous spot), Shobha Rosewater Freshening Cloths (both Manju and I used them to clean our hands prior to my threading and they were used to clean my eyebrow area prior to starting), Shobha Rosewater Calming Gel (which feels and smells phenomenal) and a Shobha Eyebrow Pencil for brunettes to fill in certain areas. I love trying new places and sharing with my readers of course, but I love when I have found a new home! With so many services (check out sugaring, the fact that men and women can go and its accessibility - this is definitely a must visit!
Temperature should never dictate whether you opt for sun care on your skin. But we're never one to wag our finger, we provide fashionable options! As many of you know, I'm an Aveeno Ambassador so you'll hear a lot about what is going on on the site in terms of new products that are coming out for those who have sensitive skin and just care about having amazing skin. Whether you have babies or you like to pamper and baby yourself, I'm loving Aveeno's Baby line which ensures that you skin is moisturized and protected against the sun. Because skincare is so essential, we wanted to have this post focus on this (as well as a cute bag to store it in!
Thanks to the fab Aveeno team who also agrees with this initiative of amazing skin, we're giving away 5 sets of the above Aveeno Baby products (minus the YSL tote - sorry guys). We will run this giveaway for the next week. Let us know how you baby your skin and you could be 1 of 5 people who will one of the winners of this fab product that is super cute! I'll also keep you up to date on fun facts about your skin and Aveeno's initiatives to ensure that your skin stays healthy, happy, babied and sexy!
Can you believe that we are towards the end of the holiday season? We're just a few days away from the ball dropping and firmly closing the door on 2010 with nothing but hope and a clean slate in front of us for 2011. With that said, we know that beauty is a synergy of what your wearing with your dress and beauty products combined. Right now, I am obsessing over this style of dress as it's Studio 54 and Grecian love all in one! With such a sparkly combo, you have to rock amazing product from smoky eyes, a hint of color for the lips and finally, glistening skin that is not only moisturized but has a glow that will make you look phenomenal! This is perfect for holiday parties, corporate parties and of course the big night that is the most important of the entire year! You can also keep these ideas in mind when it comes time for other special occasions in your life!
Today it's all about including a post that has all items where purchasing them supports the research and awareness of Breast Cancer. In addition, many of the items that are listed are perfect ways to give you the Hollywood Glam that you rock every time you walk out your door. We're loving, It's a Ten who has an extensive line of hair care products bu they also have a leave in product which Christina Applegate is not only endorsing but also supports her foundation as well. I love that it's the perfect shade of girl pink! Of course our friends at Rapid Lash ensure that we have lush lashes by using their serum that creates nourishment. Some say the best stress reliever is doing their nails and if you have a steady hand, then definitely try Sally Beauty's 'I'm a Survivor' shade to help those in the fight! Finally, I'm obsessed with the Clarisonic MIA! I love that it charges magnetically to its dock when then connects to the wall. In 1 min you have a face that looks fab, refreshed and renewed! It's my new friend that has entered into my beauty routine. Check out the items and find out how you can continue to support!
Yes I just got back from Mexico late last night and anytime I travel, I have to spend a few days getting back into my mode. Now throughout this month, we're going to be featuring products for Breast Cancer Awareness. Today I'm keeping it chill and zen (this pic at an event this summer reminds of this state of mind) by enjoying a fab crisp Saturday and what better way to do it then to sit at home and enjoy a fabulous fragrance from Antica Farmacista with notes from peonia, gardenia and rose that can be infused within your home. In addition, the first thing I love to do when I'm home is that I love that I can do at home spa treatments. I think that looking fresh and feeling refreshed is essential and as your face is the first thing that people see when you're out and about, I love the lip scrub by Jane Iredale. On one end you can get the perfect pout with a plumper and on other end you have a brown sugar scrub that keeps your lips as soft as silk. This is essential as many scrubs come in pots or if it is in a tube, it is something you have to carry separate from your lip brand of choice - but being together is everything! Enjoy the fall and think about great products that you can enjoy that provide support, research and assistance to a breast cancer fighter and survivor!
It's the last Thursday in September which means that starting in Oct, we will have Breast Cancer Awareness Products included in our coverage next month. Obviously these products ensure that a certain percentage of proceeds will go to various Breast Cancer Awareness, support or research groups. Above are items that are not BCA related and are simply pink in nature; however, The Little Pink Card from Bloomingdales is breast cancer oriented as purchasing a card as well as spending from the card allows a percentage to go to the breast cancer fund! You can find out more by checking out the Pink Shop at Bloomingdales. I can't wait to share all of the fun products that we will be sharing on the site!
Last week was quite a week! Right before heading off to my press trip with Schick, I headed off the day before my trip to Suffern, NY to Avon's Research and Development Center! Now we all know about Avon, they have a number of products that help to make our lives better. They also have a network of representatives that bring these products to life as well. As I walked through the halls of a building that is not only architecturally pleasing but is intended to maintain conversation with scientists, we found out how nature created an innovative product that they launched, Lotus Shield. Interestingly enough it was decided that the Lotus plant was the best item that could ensure that our hair could look amazing as it would be the perfect anti-frizz control. We all know about Lily Pads and that no matter how rainy it is, they remain dry.
I love the fact that we watched the scientists show how using the Lotus Shield creates a seal on your hair when used for a week and will last for up to 3 days. In addition to being able to protect your hair, it still withstands multiple washes. As we were toured throughout many of the areas that Avon deals with (skincare, hair, beauty, etc) - I have to say that the part that left a strong memory was the Humidity Chamber. Avon tests all of their products to see what happens in various conditions, when it is shipped, etc. It's absolutely amazing and in this chamber, they simulate various temperatures on mannequin heads as well as real people. Seeing the door open and heat jumping out, we knew that Avon's commitment to providing the best product was something that they took seriously!
It was fun to enjoy the morning with fab beauty bloggers, to meet the scientists that have a hand in your favorite Avon products and to learn that this is something that they are truly passionate about! With the cost of a little bottle, I can say that you're hair is protected. We actually saw someone who had half her hair treated with this product, she was seated in the chamber and during lunch she came back with half of her hair looking silky smooth and the other half looking like the nightmare that you can only dream about in having the worst hair day ever! Take some time to check out some fun pictures (there are more on Avon's Flickr account) and then head to Avon to get your hands on this fab product!
Membership has its benefits without a doubt! Last week, right before the holiday weekend, I launched a fun virtual (and if you're in NYC I can work with you one on one) styling opportunity. It's the ability to choose how long you would like to have me assist you in planning looks for you, providing emails that are specific to your style interests, letting you know what's going on in terms of new items coming to your favorite stores and more! With those who have already signed up, they have begun receiving their welcome packets to bring them into the community! If you have already signed up (whether it's weekly, 3 months, 6 months or a year) you have been entered to win one of four outfits from our fabulous partners at APART (enjoy 20% off with the code KITTENJULY) which knows how to make the runway work for our daily lives!! If you were wondering about signing up but wanted to know what kind of exclusives would be offered to be in our community, now you know and you can see our post about subscribing to The Style Pod! This opportunity runs through July 28th and a winner will be selected on August 1st!
If you're still not sure whether The Style Pad is for you but want in on snagging some of these finds that are perfect for the heat wave that continues to approach us, make sure to come back on Mon to find out how you can still enjoy these fab finds from APART! Here's another fab tip, we all have started to see fall campaigns peeking into our inbox, but that doesn't mean that summer has gone away! In fact you can stock up on a few more items then what you may have been able to before so for those that would like to see items that I have selected as summer essentials at a fab price, please let me know!
So obviously some back story is needed on this! I am someone who loves to work out! You've see me work with Exhale Spa to create fitness weeks where you can enjoy their services at a super promotional rate! You've also seen me post work out with some of my girls at Physique 57 thanks to my partnership with Dove and now fitness is becoming a regular thing on the site. We're kicking it off with Schick Quattro for Women, the Q Squad and Gina Lombardi and it culminates in Miami! So last week I received an email saying that the Q Squad is a group of women who represent Fashion Stylist iennifer Rade, Fitness Guru Gina Lombardi and Life Coach Gabrielle Bernstein (whose book I read and will be on this site soon). They will be working with a few bloggers (including me) over the next month to get us into shape and then to show off our work in fabulous Miami at the end of next month! I love Miami and I feel we can always learn new ways to be fit. Schick Quattro for Women is all about looking fabulous and on their Facebook Page you can get these women's tips as well as follow along with the bloggers that are in this program as well! They believe in smooth moves that enhance women's lives beyond having touchable skins and really facilitating the entire woman - mind, body and soul.
They had me at Miami but I read Gina's book and love the idea of her deadlines as many times we know that we should exhibit good health all the time but the reality is that there are deadlines such as I need to look good in 3 months for a trip, in 2 months I'm going to my reunion, I'm meeting my boyfriend's parents in 1 month or I have to land this part and the casting is in 2 weeks. Gina lays this out in Deadline Fitness and creates activities that you can do whether you use machines or don't! I am interviewing her on Mon so if you guys have questions please feel free to post them here or to send them in so that she can let you know her thoughts!
I am doing the 1 month challenge and will be kicking off the workout on Mon June 28th for 30 days straight! I have partnered with Natural Fitness which is a premium eco-fitness line as I will do the non machine workout and wanted to get their Burst Resistant Exercise Ball as well as their Soft Hand Weights (4 lbs) which I will use in lieu of dumbells! I am definitely all about eco and I love their concept "Green Your Workout. Green Our World." which is fab since not only are their products sustainable, but for each one sold, they plant a tree. They will be working with me and I will share the successes, goals, etc as I do my 30 days! If you've always wanted a partner to exercise with or someone to chat with, now you have one - let me know next week who would like to be apart of Kitten Lounge's Squad and receive special incentive for your interest and acceptance of our mission! But once the 30 is over, I will continue on as fitness is a lifestyle and you will find out about other exciting programs that I will be working with! College students, you will definitely enjoy this especially if this is your first year heading out to your new school!
I can't wait to share, Tweet, FB and to also converse back and forth with the partners on this as well! For this segment, this will appear on Thursdays as well as Saturdays up until the trip. Once the trip takes place, we will firmly have this as a Saturday segment so that you always have a place to go to for tips, great products, etc and I'm so glad to be working with everyone involved!
Unless you've been living under a rock, we have all seen Axe Hair's commercials where you're guy next door receives tons of attention from a super cute girl because of his deodorant or his hair. Well one of the first things that I notice about a guy is generally his hair and I definitely agree with Axe Hair that there is something about Hair Action (playing with a guy's hair) that is attracting. To that end, during the month of March, Axe Hair will be issuing challenges via their Facebook Fan Page where guys and girls can upload pictures and videos of giving and getting Hair Action. Within each challenge, one entry will be selected and the entrant will receive sporting tickets to a major game in 2010. There will be daily winners that will receive Axe Hair goodies. If you're interested in participating, you must go to Axe Hair's Facebook Page to enter. Kitten Lounge will give away one Axe Hair goodie bag if you would like to leave a comment letting us know what about a guy's hair makes you want to give Hair Action? I know that if I'm watching a movie and my boyfriend has decided that we're actually going to watch a romantic movie that is bound to be a tearjerker, being able to rub his head (which feels like velvet since he wears it short) when the really sad part comes is one of my favorite things! Let me know your thoughts and next Thursday a winner will be chosen and you will be able to send the guy in your life great hair products!
I'm not a mommy or a mommy to be but I know good products when I see it! Maybe you're like me and you have friends that are transitioning to being mommies or you have sensitive skin and you're looking for items to include within your daily regimen. I have to say that Belli Skincare should be within your knowledge base when it comes to skincare! First of all, I love that this cosmetic line is meant got the mommy who is currently pregnant, who has just had a baby and of course wants to take care of her baby as well! With a variety of products, I'm focusing on the three that are shown above (yes click on the links to find out more). The Calm Me hair and body wash is perfect for baby to have his/her wash ups! Not only is it Pediatrician Recommended but there are no dyes or parabens! The Body Firming Serum is a daily lotion that contains Pumpkin Seedcake, Shitake Mushroom and Marine Proteins in order to have your breasts, buttocks and abdomen firmed, toned and supple! Finally, the Skin Smoothing Body Exfoliator is comprised of Green Tea, Ginseng and Peppermint Oil which takes off old cells and keeps your skin fresh! This is perfect for a baby shower, babies' first birthday and so much more! I think it's important to share positive beauty care from an early age and to remind mommie to think that it's ok that she begins to take care of herself as well! I also find that it's important to know that many times these products can also be beneficial to those that may not have children but love the minerals that are within these products. My personal favorite is the exfoliator! Check out the site and be prepared for your next baby shower!
So I am still at the PGA Show in Orlando and I have learned a lot about golf from such trainers as Corey Taylor (he defintiely knows his stuff and I believe he is training the #7 and #11 player in the world) to products that are necessary in order to enhance my game! I'm really excited to start playing again this spring and if you're in the area, we can definitely do a group thing. While I was at the show I found out about Keri Golf who is also concerned about the state of how we look when we play. I love the golf bags that she has available. Who wouldn't want vibrant colors and interesting patterns? This company is based out of Jersey and is definitely one that you want to look into when you're getting ready to hit the green! My personal favorite is the Katherine!
With Fashion Week getting closer to the end, it was important to us to also launch our Pink Lounge this week! The Pink Lounge is a shop where you will find various products where a portion of the proceeds will go to the fight against and the awareness of Breast Cancer. We know that there are various products that are available; however, the aim of this shop is to attempt to centralize these items so that you can see them in one place. Although this will not be a comprehensive list, I am excited to partner with those that would like to have their work added to this growing list. The Pink Lounge will be up from now through November 15th! I look forward to adding to this shop and if you would like to participate, you can click here!
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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.
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