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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Organize your Closet for Fall !

Fall is finally here!! And it's time to start getting your favorite Fall sweaters out from storage and into your closets.. Every season I like to sift through my closet to see what I'm actually wearing and what I can donate. Looking for some organizing tips?

Barbara Reich, an organizing expert, has a few tips to share:

1) Take it out and shake it out.
o Take out all heavy winter coats and sweater.
o Take out any clothes/shoes that you didn’t wear last year and can’t see yourself wearing
this year.
o Take out any clothes/shoes that don’t fit, are in poor condition, will never fit, and are no
longer in style. Be ruthless…

2) Maintain and move
o Assess whether any clothing maintenance is required on winter coats and sweaters…do
buttons need tightening, do the coats need to be washed or professionally cleaner, are
the sweaters pilled?
o Consider moving heavy clothing to another closet (rack in basement, another closet
under bed storage)
o Make piles to donate, discard, take to cleaners, wash

3) Group like things together
o Put all of your spring/summer sweaters together. Fold or hang by color.
o Do the same for pants, short sleeve tops, long sleeve tops.
o Hang as much as possible, it’s the easiest to see what you have.

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4) Put what you wear most in “Prime Real Estate”
o That means the things you wear most should be in the place that’s most accessible and
easiest to reach.

5) Make a list
o Never buy without a plan.
o Did you discard something that needs to be replaced (e.g., white button down that was
looking gray, white cardigan)?
o Is there something you really need?

6) Getting organized is a big commitment, but staying organized takes 10 minutes or less a day.
Take the time to fold clothes properly before putting them away in your drawers or closet.

When you take something off a hanger, put the hanger at the front of your closet. That way
you know where all of the empty hangers are, and you’re more like to hang clothes when you
can easily find a hanger.

7) Maintain your clothes. Note when a button needs to be sewn or when a garment needs to be

8) When you buy new clothes, edit what you have to see if there’s anything that can be eliminated.

9) If you’ve put something on twice and decided not to wear it twice, it’s time to say goodbye.

10) The floor is not a place to store things. Try to avoid having anything on the floor of your closet.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Jouer at Henri Bendel on Fashion's Night Out

During my Fashion's Night Out escapade earlier this month, I stumbled into Henri Bendel and all its magical glory. There, I met with Jouer's beauty team where they were giving out gifts and mini-makeovers! It was so lovely to see the Jouer products since I've only seen them online (read reviews here on how wonderful brand is here.) For attendees, we each got a scarf, a mini lip gloss and mini moisturizing treatment (YES-same one as the September Birchbox!)

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Caudalie Fashion's Night Out: Gift with Purchase

This year's FNO in New York City was amazing! Went along Fifth Avenue to my favorite shops to check what was happening. While it was great in the city, I also snagged a fantastic deal online with Caudalie USA. A huge fan of their products, I knew I had to snatch this Gerard Darel clutch w/ 10 samples with any purchase on the website. The clutch itself is very cute and with 10 mini samples of their proucts.. it was too good to be missed! Also with each online order, you get 3 samples already. :)

These are perfect for traveling and just on the go! If you missed on this great deal at www.caudalie-usa.com, don't worry! It was such a hit that they're going to have it again. Follow me on Twitter or my Blog to get notified when it will be available!

Read reviews on these products here!

Check out the 3 FREE samples w/ every order...
My 3 free samples that I chose include the Day Perfecting Fluid, Enzymatic Peel Mask and Premier Cru!! The Premier Cru is amazingggg!

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Wine Lips for Fall: Juice Beauty Review

Fall is finally here!! It's still pretty warm actually but I can't wait to rock the Fall makeup looks. In my Green VoxBox from Influenster, I received the Juice Beauty Conditioning Lip Color in Fig to help me achieve Fall's bold lip trend. This wine color is gorgeous, as you can see in the swatch below. The formula can be a bit dry which is why I recommend moisturizing your lips first! I like the stained look a lot which is the effect I get when I put this on.

Juice Beauty is one my favorite green brands and ingredients in this lip color are organic. :)

(Disclaimer: I received this product from Influenster to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

September's Birchbox- One Year Anniversary!

My September Birchbox has arrived! (Actually got this about two weeks ago..) This month's box is their celebratory box for their 1-year anniversary. I remember when Birchbo came out but I was a bit skeptical of the idea.. but I'm glad I finally joined! This is my third month with them, and overall, I am content with my goodies. I'm a sample junkie so I love trying (& collecting) new goodies in my stash. Variety is key! :) I found the goodies in this month's box a tad "smaller" in terms of the sizing of the products, so I'm hoping next month will have more larger sized samples.

I got the following in my box:
* 1 year anniversary Birchbox friendship bracelet
* Pangea Organics facial cream
* Incoco nail polish applique
* LIV GRN eau de parfum sampler in "earth"
* Jouer lip moisturizing treatment (so cute!)

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Hairstyles from NYFW 2011

7 Hottest Hairstyles from New York Fashion Week

Wear the best updos from Fashion Week without professional help -- we'll show you how

7 Hottest Hairstyles from New York Fashion Week

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We're always looking for inspiration when it comes to new ways to wear our hair, and inspiration was not in short supply at this season's Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. We gathered the seven best hairstyles from the runways and got step-by-step how-tos so that you can copy them at home.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Sally Hansen at New York Fashion Week- sneak peeks for Spring 2012 !!

Fall is just beginning... and this past week at New York Fashion Week has given us a sneak peek into what we should expect for Spring 2012! My favorite nail polish brand, Sally Hansen, easily accessible at many drugstore locations, has a collaboration with a few well-known designers so their Complete Salon Manicure polish colors are always gorgeous!

Tracy Reese- For 12 seasons Tracy Reese has worked with Sally Hansen to design 7 new colors for her romantic, spring collection. Below is the Sally Hansen color in Temptation.

Prabal Gurung-
One of the favorite runway shows this week, the model below is sporting one of 3 colors in the collaboration, a deep plum called Loves-Me-Not. Can't wait to try this!!

For the first time ever, Alexander Wang, worked with Sally Hansen for 3 beautiful shades. The one featured here, Parchment, is a pale nude for a classic, sophisticated look. Can't wait to try this too!

These will be available at your favorite drugstores, April 2012, but in the meantime.. stay tuned for my Fall Sally Hansen nail polish collection!!

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Heal My Sole: Yuzu Lotion from my Meg's Makeup Package

My recent Meg's Makeup 250 point makeup package contained several gems, and one of them is the Heal My Sole lotion. At first glance, I thought this lotion was for my feet.. Sole = back of feet, no? But I quickly learned this Yuzu Lotion scent, citrus-filled aroma, was meant for my body-arms, legs, feet, anywhere! It's perfect as we transition into Fall and possibly winter! My skin is starting to get dry and this travel-friendly bottle is just what I need for a quick pick-me-up during the day while I moisturize my skin. It's a fabulous find and I'm so glad to have found this from one of my FAVORITE makeup websites, MegsMakeup.com !!

Check it out now if you're not already a member! (You, too, can earn makeup goodies too if you're an active member of the megsmakeup.com community!)

(See what else I got in my Meg's Makeup package here.)

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Stylist Tent Event on Sept 18

Check out the September 18 Stylist Tent Event at the Hester Street Fair. There will be lots of great clothing to check out as well as yummy food!!

Get more details here.

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How-to: Fall's Hottest Makeup Trends

How to Wear Fall's Hottest Makeup Trends Without Looking Ridiculous

See the 8 hottest trends off the runway and learn how to make them wearable for your everyday

How to Wear Fall's Hottest Makeup Trends Without Looking Ridiculous

This is a TotalBeauty.com makeup trends article

While avant-garde makeup looks amazing in magazine spreads and on models strutting down the catwalk, the looks can end up looking ridiculous at the office or even when you're headed out for a Saturday night on the town -- until now! Our beauty expert fills us in on how to translate these trends into looks that are wearable.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Influenster Green VoxBox - Sneak peek!

Earlier this week, I received my Influenster Green VoxBox! This VoxBox is sent to Influenster members who earned their Green & Natural badge. I'm psyched to have received this incredible box full of goodies from brands that I already use and some I can't wait to learn more about. My automatic favorites from this VoxBox are the Juice Beauty conditioning lip color (the perfect wine color for Fall) and the food!

To check out the details of the box...

The box came with this card detailing the items in the box. Reviews coming soon!!

(Disclaimer: I received this product from influenster to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Join Lester's NYC for Back to School shopping on Sept. 18

This Sunday September 18, join Lester's for a fun filled Back to School event with shopping, accessories, tech and more! There will be lots of brands to get you ready for the start of the school year, including Cozy Friedman to get your stylish cuts and exclusive custom Swag Stamp laser printing. There will also be contests and raffles for SKANZ tech accessories who will be there to debut a product to let you stay in touch with friends using QR codes. It's an event you don't want to miss!

WHEN: September 18th, 2011; 11:00am – 5:00pm
WHERE: Lester’s 1534 Second Ave. New York, NY 10075

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Be A GENEius Day on September 15th

Celebrate AVON's 125th birthday and their latest innovative product, ANEW Genics Treatment Cream, a breakthrough product to help you look 10 years younger!! (of course you will have to continue usage for about a month, but still!) Their technology is quite amazing and their patented formula is designed so your skin cells will act more youthful. :)

On Thursday, September 15th, they have declared this Be A GENEius Day and you can join in on the fun via a Facebook sweeps & Twitter. On Twitter, use the hashtag #beagenius along with the phrase “I’m a GENEius because….” for an opportunity to win ANEW Genics Treatment Cream!

I can't wait to get my hands on a jar and try it out. It goes for $38, so why not?

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Meg's Makeup- My End of Summer of Goodie Package!

If you've been following me for a while, you already know that I adore the community on Meg's Makeup (megsmakeup.com) and especially the great makeup gift packages that she sends to readers who redeem points. I cashed in my 250 points at the end of August and recently received my package! For the cost of just shipping, my 250 point package came with 5 awesome products!

* Heal My Sole- Yuzu Lotion This citrus-y lotion smells so refreshing and is great for dry skin. It's travel-sized and perfect
* Tarte for TrueBlood - cheek stain Looks super bright red but is a pretty rosy color with sparkles! May be too sparkly for some, but it's a nice change with
* Dr. Jules Nabet- Zen Lotion This lotion is more like a misty spray that refreshes & moisturizes my skin.
* China Glaze Nailpolish
* Revitalash

Not a member of Meg's Makeup? Start earning points (for free!) to get your Meg's goodie bag @ megsmakeup.com

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Batiste Dry Shampoo for Busy Gals

NYFW is currently going on and there's a few beauty necessities (I imagine) that one will need! For busy gals with a packed schedule, you may have to skip a day of shampoo.

Luckily for you gals out there, there's Batiste Dry Shampoo in their new scent Fresh. It's light, citrusy scent instantly revives your hair from dull to fab! This dry shampoo is a must-have for my beauty bag! This past Labor Day weekend has been extremely busy- long outtings and so by the time I got home, I was exhausted. The Batiste Dry Shampoo in Fresh was a savior! I only recommend using this hair if you haven't been sweating though b/c if you have, you should wash instead. There is also the original and Blush (floral) scents.

(Disclaimer: I received this product from this company's PR agency to test, try and share my thoughts with my readers.)

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

FreeBeautyEvents.com - September's Monthly Contest

If you're looking for free beauty events in your local area, I recommend checking out Free Beauty Events at www.freebeautyevents.com to see if there's anything at your local beauty stores. They are a great resource if you're looking for something fun to do and learn about new products. For example, this month Ulta shops are hosting a Mustela event nationwide. In addition to event listings, they feature a weekly & monthly contest.

Their September monthly contest winners will take home the L'Oreal Youth Code prize consisting of:
* L’Oreal Youth Code Day Lotion SPF 30 Moisturizer
* Regenerating Skincare Serum Intense Daily Treatment
* Day/Night Cream Moisturizer

I have not tried this brand but I am curious to check it out for myself!

Read reviews on the L'Oreal Youth Code here.

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Friday, September 09, 2011

Fall 2011's Hottest Lip Colors

Fall 2011's Hottest Lip Colors

Go bold or go home is this season's motto. See how to wear fall 2011's hottest lip trends now

.Fall 2011's Hottest Lip Colors

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This season's runways were covered with splashes of wine hues and bright berries. So we talked to Jessie Powers, Make Up For Ever National Educator, who filled us in on how to wear these fall lip trends. Get the hue recommendations for your specific skin tone now.

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Thursday, September 08, 2011

10 Beauty Products that'll Solve Your Problems

10 Beauty Products That'll Solve Your Problems

With these amazing problem solvers, you won't make another beauty faux pas again

10 Beauty Products That'll Solve Your Problems

This is a TotalBeauty.com best beauty products article

Unwanted facial hair, smelly pits, the list of beauty horrors can go on and on. So we put our best beauty minds together and found these 10 products that solve all the beauty bummers we've ever faced. Check them out for yourself. You can thank us later.

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Monday, September 05, 2011

GIVEAWAY: WIN a Caudalie Day Perfecting Fluid !

Looking for a day moisturizer w/ SPF that gives your skin a radiant glow while it works to smooth lines and reduces pores? This is all packaged in one handy little product- the Caudalie Day Perfecting Fluid !

Ever since I got this, I've been using this non-stop! (Along with the Premier Cru eye cream of course) The website www.caudalie-usa.com launched this month and to celebrate, they are giving my readers a chance to win one!

To Enter, leave a comment with your email, telling me how this will help your current skincare routine, and I will pick my favorites! (Note: There's more than 1 winner!)
Giveaway Ends: September 5, 2011.

CONTEST HAS ENDED****All comments must be submitted before September 5, 2011 at 11:59 PM (EST). Winner will be randomly chosen and agree to provide their address to Caudalie, who will fulfill the prize. USA addresses only, at this time. Thanks!

***Thank you for entering!! There will be more giveaways in the future!!
Congratulations to the Winners:
* Peonyinlove
* Gia_Pet
* Beauty, Events, and Free Stuff

Please send your contact info/mailing address to: beautyandallthat@gmail.com

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