Adrienne Raheb
January 4, 2016

January’s Surprise Beauty Box Giveaway is waiting for you…Enter to win today!

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One lucky winner will receive an It’s a Glam Thing Beauty Box™ (valued at over $250.00). Your Beauty Box™ will include the newest, most unique, tested and true beauty products that we love and adore. Each box will include a selection of Full Size products chosen especially for you from our team of beauty experts. Enter today!

One lucky winner will receive an It’s a Glam Thing Beauty Box™ (valued at over $200.00). Your Beauty Box™ will include the newest, most unique, tested and true beauty products that we love and adore. Each box will include a selection of Full Size products chosen especially for you from our team of beauty experts. Enter today!

 

 

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December 28, 2015

Fashion Role Model: Rachel Green

She lives in New York City, is a buyer for Ralph Lauren, has five best friends, and has the most amazing style of the 90’s. She even has a haircut named after her. Rachel Green is practically living every fashionista’s dream.

Now that “Friends” is streaming on Netflix, I obviously had to re-watch the whole series again for the fifth time (not an exaggeration). During my binge watch, I couldn’t help but notice just how amazing her outfits are, especially now that the 90’s style is coming back. Her style is also so diverse that she could be dressed in overalls in one scene and a mini skirt in another.

Throughout the show, I have picked out my top 5 favorite outfits that Rachel Green proudly wore during the run of “Friends,” along with some affordable versions so you can recreate her trendy looks.

1. The Business Woman

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I love this look because I never see business styled outfits with color. I only ever see black. The green really grabs your attention but is still professional enough to wear to work. You can find a similar window pane skirt at Nordstrom.

2. Bring On the Overalls

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I am not ashamed to admit but I have purchased three pairs of overalls this season. Rachel wears overalls a lot throughout the show. This is just one of the many adorable ways she styles them. You can find the perfect pair of overalls at Forever 21.

3. American Pride

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I was never really a fan of shorts and tights until I saw this look. I love the way that the high waisted shorts are paired with a casual top. It makes it more of an everyday outfit rather than a “going out” outfit. I had a hard time trying to find a simple shirt that says “USA” but you can get the same look by piecing an American Eagle baseball cut shirt with some high waisted black shorts, from Nasty Gal, and sheer black tights.

4. Knee Socks and Plaid Skirts

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This look is definitely my favorite Rachel Green outfit. It defines the meaning of cute and casual. I can’t go anywhere without socks so I love that the knee socks are used as a statement accessory. You can find these awesome socks at Kohl’s and the plaid skirt at Macy’s.

5. The Series Finale

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The last outfit that Rachel Green was seen wearing before the show came to a final close was this stunning assemble. This outfit was so popular amongst fans that it was displayed in the Pop Up Central Perk in New York City last fall. Snatch these black heeled boots at Guess and this gray skirt at Gap.

I will never get tired of Rachel’s fabulous, unique style. The only thing I am missing is that amazing two bedroom Greenwich Village apartment that I can’t afford. At least I can just live vicariously through the lives of Rachel and her five best pals.

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December 17, 2015

A Celine Handbag at Bergdorf Goodman….Definitely!

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This is one of my favorite things, a Celine Handbag and I found one while Browsing Bergdorf Goodman in NYC. You won’t find this baby at their website; you must see it in the store. It is gorgeous and I hope to have my own Celine one day!

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If you are not shopping handbags, you must stop in and see the elegant Christmas decorations, they are breathless. It’s always fun shopping in NYC, especially during the holiday season. Don’t let the crowds stop you from having an amazing time.

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December 7, 2015

Kendall Jenner’s Top Knot is so easy to achieve with KMS California

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Kendall Jenner rocked a chic top knot with an edgy flair of side swept bangs on the red carpet of the American Music Awards. Celebrity hairstylist, Etienne Ortega, created this sleek top knot look with the help of KMS California products. “My inspiration for Kendall’s look was a funky modern top knot with a wispy bang, that goes perfect with her high neck dress!” Here’s the scoop from Ortega on how to get Kendall’s red carpet look:

Step 1: Ortega used KMS California ADD VOLUME styling foam ($17.50) while the hair was damp and roughly blow dried her hair.

Step 2: Ortega used the KMS California HAIR PLAY messing cream ($20), putting a quarter size amount in his palms and worked it all throughout the hair to start creating a build up of texture.

Step 3: Then Ortega put her hair up into a pony, followed by twisting the hair into a fun top knot.

Step 4: To finish the look he used the KMS California HAIR PLAY playable texture ($20) to make her bangs textured, piecey and ready to hit the red carpet.

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December 7, 2015

You only need an eyeliner for dramatic eyes

 

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A message from Linda Eisner from Pencil Me In Cosmetics:

No time in the morning to wear makeup? If there is anything you can do to your face that doesn’t take too much time but makes a huge impact on your appearance is to play up your eyes.

Make sure you have a nice tip on your eyeliner but not overly sharp where when you press the point may fall apart or drag your eye lids. Pencil Me In Cosmetics eyeliner comes with a built-in sharpener.
Make sure the pencil tip is at the right temperature. Oftentimes eyeliner pencils can be too cold to first apply. You can cup the eyeliner point in the palm of your hands to get it warmer and soften or even use your blow dryer real quick and at an arms length distance to not destroy the eyeliner but to warm it. Cold eyeliner is hard to apply. When eyeliner is the perfect temperate it goes on perfectly smooth.
A cat eye shown here doesn’t take a long time to do but makes a huge impact. Pencil Me In Cosmetics has a white eyeliner color called Snow. You don’t have to use just black or white for this look. Try a mix of a dark and light shade. We offer 30 various eyeliner shades. Experiment with our Amethyst dark purple and Orchid Sparks, a lighter purple.
Experiment with color. I can’t stress enough that we should not be afraid of colorful eyeliners. The day you wear a different colored eyeliner, I bet you someone will notice and for all the right reasons.

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December 2, 2015

The New Trend…Feathered Brows

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“Big and bold is still the news for brows, but now they’re feathered,” says Tammy Fisher, brow expert at Boom Boom Brow Bar.

The feathered brow is softer and more feminine, because hair is trimmed less and brushed up in the front to create a feathered look. Usually longer brow hairs are trimmed, creating a solid defined line where cut, but the new feathered trend lets the majority of those longer hairs stand true, especially in the beginning of the brow. The diffused line it creates softens the shape of the brow and creates a more natural look. It was all over the runways…so brows are still big and bold, but the feathering makes them fresh and feminine.

Fisher advises growing brows in for about 4 to 6 weeks, until nice and full and then have them professionally shaped, while still keeping them as full as possible. They can be trimmed slightly, but hair has to be left long and irregular enough to achieve the feathered effect.

Maintaining Feathered Brows
· Brush brows up with a spoolie and set with a brow gel – try Boom Boom Brow-ssiere brow gel, it keeps brows set all day and never flakes!
· Get a brow tint – what good are those long hairs if you can’t see them? A tint will maximize the feathered effect.
· ALWAYS apply a brow powder with an angled brush to add color and definition, and always apply powder before applying gel.

Malynda Vigliotti (aka Boom Boom) is obsessed with brows – 130,000+ served at Boom Boom Brow Bar in NYC! Everyone should have thick gorgeous eyebrows; after all, they are the most important feature on the face and THE best accessory EVA! Boom Boom knows there’s no such thing as natural beauty, but she does believe a perfectly done brow is an instant eyelift – no Botox necessary! She makes waxing fun and affordable for everyone, just walk-in! For more fabulousness, check out what’s cooking on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/boomboombrowbar and Twitter: http://twitter.com/boomboombrowbar.

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November 21, 2015

Taylor Swift Wears Kendra Scott!

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Taylor Swift was photographed wearing Kendra Scott this week in Los Angeles! The singer accessorized her chic black ensemble in her Elisa Pendant Necklace in Platinum Drusy ($65, www.kendrascott.com).

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October 8, 2015

Button Up For Fall 2015

Whilst walking the streets of New York City, I am already seeing the Fall 2015 fashion trends start to emerge. Some trends are actually re-emerging after 40 years, like the  button front denim skirt. This trendy skirt is unquestionably an important key item for the Fall 2015 season.

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Pair this 70’s styled skirt with a t-shirt, turtleneck, sweater, or even embrace your inner flower child with a flowy floral top. I am obsessed with both the denim and corduroy version of this skirt. Each will give your outfit a unique tone when you match it with the perfect top and shoe style.

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Affordable versions of this adorable button down skirt can be found at Forever 21, Macy’s and H&M.

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Pictures: the-northern-light.comgucci.comnatashafreeman.co.ukhm.com,Macys.com

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October 6, 2015

Selfridges & Co.: Over 100 years of service

6 floors, every designer you can think of and even a hair salon Selfridges & Co. is a store that was built with one thing in mind, the customer. Founded & built in 1909 by an American man named Harry Gordon Selfridge, Selfridges department store changed the way the world (especially women) looked at shopping. While I was visiting London my mom and I took a detour to the well known Oxford Street & scoped out the one of a kind store.

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Selfridges & Co.

Walking around and learning the history of the store I learned that Harry was the first person to ever install public restrooms & was one of the first stores to have & sell premade clothing. As his success grew, the more & more Mr. Selfridge tried to better the shopping experience. Whether you were there just to pick something up or wanted to spend the day, it really had something for everyone. Restaurants, hair salon and hey even a bedding department lol. And the customer service was top notch! Every employee wanted to make sure you got what you wanted, listened and had the best experience possible. This store made some of our department stores look like doll houses.

Inside Selfridges & Co.

Inside Selfridges & Co.

If you found that something’s may be to expensive, Harry solved that problem too by putting in cheaper priced items such as cards, ornaments and more. As I was told there was even something for every occasion such as Christmas, Halloween etc. The store display windows where decked with flowers and every designer had their own little boutique within the store. This place, oh how I wish I could show & share so much more with you but pictures and my words do not do it justice AT ALL!! Now don’t worry, I wont leave you hanging on this but YES you can buy from Selfridges and have them shipped over to the USA. Visit www.selfridges.com for all of the designers, makeup and more. Also check out pictures, & more history on the store by visiting any web browser. You will not believe your eyes and it will have you saying “Thank You Mr. Harry Gordon Selfridge”.

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