Prabal Gurung For Target

 

The Prabal Gurang for Target launched on February 10.  The collection of 92 vibrant colors is available online and at Target stores from now until March 23, 2013.   However, if you haven’t been there you better run to your closest store or go shop online as some of the pieces are SOLD OUT online and local stores.

I like the Target collaborations because they are fun and bring fashion that would normally be unaffordable to all fashionistas with budgets in mind.  I personally would not spend $2700 on a dress that I would only wear one time.  However, I’m willing if the style is right I’m willing to spend  $500 to buy selected pieces from a designer collaboration. My recommendation when you are considering purchasing garments from Target collaborations is to look at the original designer’s website and try to match pieces that look similar in style and cut to what the designers make.   I’m looking forward to the next collaboration!

Here are the items I purchased for my daughter who wore her outfit on Valentine’s Day week.

 

Prabal Gurung For Target Short-Sleeve Dress in First Date Print

 

Women’s Prabal Gurung for Target Lace-up Pump – Black

 

Prabal Gurung for Target Wedge Sandal with Ankle Strap – Black

 

 

 Question:  What are your thoughts on the Target Collaborations?  Did you purchase any items from the Prabal Gurung For Target Collaboration?  

 

 

 

 

Get The Look! Sophia Vergara’s Look Is A Winner of 2013 Golden Globe Awards

I spent part of the evening checking out more than 70 Golden Globe Awards red carpet looks.   One of the actresses that caught my attention was Sophia Vergara.  Sofia was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Comedy Series and her show ‘Modern Family’ was also nominated for Best TV Comedy Series.  She looked very fresh, sophisticated and stylish in her black  sequined ball gown by up-and-coming designer Michael Cinco and is bedazzled in Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.  She was accompanied on the red carpet by her son Manolo, owner of Nuevon on YouTube. Sophia’s look is a winner of the Golden Globe Awards in my book.

Want to get Sophia Vergara’s look?  My friends at Cover Girl shared the secrets to  Sofia Vergara’s Golden Globes 2013 Look by Kayleen McAdams:

 

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Top 10 Holiday Fashion and Entertaining Tips

It’s officially the holiday season is here and with that comes holiday entertaining and festive parties! I met with celebrity stylist, Robert Verdi and author and home entertaining guru, Katie Lee to help us get holiday ready!

Robert Verdi and Katie Lee are partnering with P&G to share some of their must-have products and tips to prepare for a festive holiday season.

Robert suggests that every woman develop at least one day-to-night look to get her through the holiday season:

  1. Adding a bold lip color using COVERGIRL Blast Flipstick Lip Duo, a smoky eye with bold, intense lash volume by COVERGIRL LashBlast 24HR Mascara or a chic hairstyle in addition to a few key accessories can transform an outfit from the office to a party Must have products!
  2. Best Way to Change an Outfit from Day to Night – Wear sparkle shirt underneath a cardigan.  Layer your outfit to change it instantly and  accessorize your outfit with jewelry. Wear modest necklace for work and change it up for evening. Also carry a clutch for the holidays with essential products such as Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara and lipstick.
  3. Best Fashion - Find colors  for your holiday wardrobe that look good on you such as rich purple, peacock blue and red.  Red always photograph well and is a universal color that looks great on all skin tones.  Peacock blue is trendy.  Sunny, bright, optimistic yellow can make use feel good.  Compliment your winter ward robe with a great pair of jeans. trousers, tuxedo jacket to wear with jeans or pencil skirt, fabulous cashmere sweater and a little black dress.
  4. Best Skin Care: If you have oily skin, use a powder to keep skin even and bright.
  5. Best Lipstick Colors - Classic Red or Red-Orange to bring out your personality .
  6. Best Haircare – If you have frizzy hair its all about conditioning.
  7. Best Holiday Gifts - Give an escape from the chaos of life gift to your friends, such as Olay Holiday Winter Rescue
Katie Lee provided essential holiday tips for the home.  Katie relies on products that help her get the cleaning done faster like Swiffer® WetJet® Extra Power Pad: With the scrubbing power of Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser® and Swiffer 360°Dusters
  1. Preparing Yourself for the Holidays - Make Lists to consolidate trips to the store and give you comfort that your prepared .  This tip will also reduce the amount of trips you make to the store.
  2. Preparing Your Home for the Holidays -  Choose cleaning products that make your life eaier.  Best recomended items for the home is the Swiffer Wet jet & swiffer The swifer jet
  3. Guest Baskets - Create a small guest basket for your home visitors that includes a Tootbrush, Toothpaste, soap, Puffs facial tissues, bandaids, lotion to make your guests feel at home.

In addition, there are other P&G beauty products can help you get your family and friends, your home and yourself ready for the holidays this year.   Don’t forget about yourself in the holiday shuffle.

P&G gas graciously offered one of my readers a P&G home or beauty gift pak!Please follow the instructions to enter to win:



This is part of a sponsored campaign with P&G. However, all opinions expressed are my own

Question:  What is your best holiday tip?

Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection Coming December 1!

Here is a sneak peak at the Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection!   Every since Target launched collaborations with famous designers I have been hooked! I’m looking forward to the fashion, accessories and home decorations that will be offerred in the collection.  Target + Neiman Marcus recently joined forces with the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to create 60 limited-edition products from top American designers that range in price from $7.99 to $499.99, and will be available nationwide at Target and Neiman Marcus Stores and online starting Dec. 1.

I’m really intrigued by the Diane von Furstenberg designer twigs pieces, Jason Wu’s tree decorations and the quirky but fun winter hats designed by Band of Outsiders.   There are too many items to choose from.

Here are my Favorite Holiday picks:

Diane von Furstenberg for Target + Neiman Marcus Jewelry Box with twigs designer’s signature print

price $49.99

Tracy Reese for Target + Neiman Marcus Dessert Plates (set of 4) have 18K gold edge. 

Price: $39.99

Jason Wu for Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection Ornaments

Price: $49.99 (set of 3)

Oscar de la Renta for Target Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection Tote

Price: $59.99

Band of Outsiders for Target Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection Hats Price

$29.99 (set of 2)

Band of Outsiders for Target Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection Cookie Cutters Price

$29.99

Photo Source:  Target

Check the complete listing  Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection and let me know which designer items is your favorite and feel free to inbox this list to my family!  The countdown to December 1 has begun!

 

The Importance of Skincare & Shinto Clinical Smooth Answer Product Review

Skincare is important to me. I’ve been caring for my skin since I was a teenager. I’ve been removing my makeup daily and washing my face with skin cleaners. I’ve also been taking measures to protect my skin against sun damage, dryness and wrinkles by purchasing products that allow my skin to breathe.

I’ve tried several over the counter products, but they don’t work well with my sensitive skin. For the past 20 years I’ve been using department store facial beauty products. They are usually more expensive, but I have seen the best results from high-end products versus over the counter products.

I recently had the opportunity to test the  Shinto Clinical by Kimora Lee Simmoms  Smooth Answer skin care product. I was very impressed by the ease of use of their website and the detailed information provided on their product line.  I was also very intrigued to see that the products were featured in several magazines.  You can read more about my shopping experience here.

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The Shinto Smooth Answer product is a moisture cream filled with anti-aging ingredients. According to the product description, the product gives your skin a smooth dewy appearance and instantly moisturizes, hydrates and nourishes the skin.   The product has been clinically proven to bind moisture directly to the skin to provide a firming and tightening feeling to the skin.

I removed my makeup and applied the product as soon as the package arrived and immediately felt the results. Smooth Answers hydrated my skin and made it feel soft. It also has a wonderful light fragrance. I tested the product day and night and it made my face feel refreshed and hydrated.

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After testing the product, I would recommend this product. Shinto Smooth Answers is the first product I’ve tested that makes my skin feel soft instantly.  Every time I use the product I felt like I was getting a facial at a resort.   It also gave me a little bit of a glow.   Question: Is skincare important to you?  How has your skincare evolved from teenage years to today?

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are my own.

Makari DeSuisse Hair Care – Hair Anti-Breaking Serum Review

I have been looking for products for my hair to protect my hair from damage when I flat-iron and curl my hair. My hair is naturally curly and takes me about 2 hours to wash, blow dry, flat-iron and curl. It’s definitely a time-consuming task, but I believe it’s important to care for my hair. With all the heat I have been applying to my hair I was looking for a product to protect it while I curl it. I also needed a product to apply periodically during the week to maintain a healthy & natural shine.

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I had the opportunity to review the Makari DeSuisse Hair Care - Hair Anti-Breaking Serum. You can see the photos of my Amazon shopping experience here on Google+. I need a product to revitalize my hair and protects my hair as it repairs it. On the first day I saw immediate results. My hair was shiny and felt a lot healthier. The hair serum has a nice soft and light fragrance as well. The ends of my hair were lively and not dull. Prior to applying the serum my scalp was feeling a bit dry. After I added some serum to my scalp my scalp has a healthier feel.

The one thing I really like about the Makari DeSuisse Hair Care – Hair Anti-Breaking Serum is the dispenser. The end of the dispenser let’s you apply the perfect amount for your hair needs. One drop for revitalization and shine and two drops to apply to the entire hair including ends and scalp.

I recommend this product for all women with ethnic hair to maintain your natural curly hair or to care for your hair if you flat-iron or curl your hair periodically. What type of hair do you have? How do you maintain your hair?  

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Disclosure: This  is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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