Saturday, August 30, 2014

Marcelle Cosmetics Birchbloggers Breakfast and Lux Gloss Giveaway

Last Friday I started my day with a visit to the new Birchbox SoHo store at 433 West Broadway for a Birchbloggers breakfast with Marcelle Cosmetics. Our morning included a makeup demo which allowed us to get more familiar with Marcelle's products. My favorite Marcelle product so far has been the BB Cream in Golden Glow. It's great to use in the summer since it combats shine and oily skin. 

Some of Marcelle's products that I am excited to try next are the 2 in 1 Retractable Eyeliner, BB Concealer and Monochromatic Pressed Powder. There were some great makeup tips we picked up during the demo:

Tip #1: Start with applying your eye makeup first, so that when your cleaning up any running eyeshadow, eyeliner or mascara, you aren't removing any other makeup you would have applied - concealer, foundation, etc. 

Tip 2: When applying the BB Concealer, massage the roll-on from the middle, and then outward in a figure-8 motion to stimulate circulation and decrease any puffiness. 

Tip #3: To keep your eyeliner from running, be sure to set your makeup with a powder.  Apply Marcelle's Monochromatic Pressed Powder under your eyes.

Tip 4: To transform a day look into night, add a liquid liner, darker lip and a little bronzer.

Next we visited the Marcelle x Birchbox Gloss Bar to make our own custom-made lip glosses! The gloss in made in minutes just after you choose your base color (or mix two or three together), finish and special effect. The Lux Gloss comes out semi-sheer with a high-shine finish. I went with red/magenta and ultra violet shades for the upcoming fall season. In addition to the glosses we also got to leave with deluxe samples of the BB Cleanser and BB Cream and a brand new Make-Up Palette. 

Thank you Marcelle Cosmetics and Birchbox for hosting such a fabulous Birchbloggers breakfast! Since it was my first time visiting the SoHo store, I spent my entire morning exploring the store and even created a BYOB (Build Your Own Birchbox)!

Now it's time for a giveaway! I am giving away one of the Marcelle Lux Glosses I created in a Tangerine/Ultra Violet shade, Copper Finish and Drops of Jupiter effect. To enter, leave a comment below with your email address.

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. resident. Contest ends on September 13th at 11:59pm ET. Fashionably Petite will determine (1) winner via, who will be rewarded a customized Marcelle Lux Gloss. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Winner will be contacted by email. Giveaway sponsored by Fashionably Petite; Prize provided by Carmex.

Lux Gloss Giveaway! Enter to win!

Christina's final makeup look: flawlessly gorgeous!

My Marcelle Lux Gloss creations

Here's a look at the BYOB (Build Your Own Birchbox) I created. You are able to pick one sample from every category at $15 per box - Skincare: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit, Hair: Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, Body & Nails: RUFFIAN Dressing Room Nail Lacquer Remover Towelette and Nail Lacquer in RUFFIAN Naked, Fragrance: MCMC Fragrance Phoenix Eau de Parfum, and Makeup: Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer. The samples that are available get changed up during the first week of the month. 

There were three Birchbox Man boxes to choose from. This one was my favorite, since it comes with a gigantic deluxe sample of Davines Energizing Shampoo.

- Kim Weling

Friday, August 29, 2014

DKNY MYNY Fragrance Launch

On Tuesday, August 19th, I stopped by the DKNY MYNY Fragrance Launch in Madison Square Park. Rita Ora, the face of the new fragrance, was in attendance with Hannah Bronfman, Chrissy Teigen and Brendan Fallis. The fragrance launch event featured samples of the new DKNY MYNY fragrance and complimentary heart-shaped gourmet pretzels by famed pastry chef Dominique Ansel. 

Inspired by New York City, the fragrance captures the energy of the city with an intoxicating blend of fruit, florals and spice. The fragrance has top notes of Raspberries and Galbanum spiked with accents of Pink Pepper, Egyptian Jasmine wrapped with Freesia and roots of Orris at the heart, and finishing with Patchouli Heart LMR, Vanilla Absolute and Musk, laced with vibrant Ambergris. The fragrance comes packaged in a clear, heart-shaped bottle, capped with a silver metallic skyline cap.

DKNY MYNY is now available nationwide at department stores and online at

Eau de Parfum 3.4oz, $88.00
Eau de Parfum 1.7oz, $68.00
Eau de Parfum 1.0oz, $48.00
Eau de Parfum Rollerball, $24.00
Body Lotion, $40.00 
Shower Gel, $30.00

Above photos courtesy of Estee Lauder

Below photos by Kim Weling

- Kim Weling

Impact by Jillian Michaels Activewear Collection for Kmart

Last week I previewed the Impact by Jillian Michaels performance activewear collection for Kmart, and sat down with Jillian to find out more about her Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 collections,  recommended pieces from her line to go running in, her latest DVD launches and her take on balancing diet and nutrition. 

Impact by Jillian Michaels for Kmart just launched for the fall season, with the collection broken out into four activewear categories - lifestyle, running, training and yoga. The sizes range from XS to XXL, in pops of pink, fuchsia and blue. Jillian's pieces are sure to make an 'Impact', as she's put together affordability, accessibility, performance and style into her line. In the collection you'll find tops & tanks, sports bras, shorts, hoodies and pants in silhouettes to fit different body types, as well as accessories including gym bags and water bottles. 

Jillian had mentioned prints, mesh, color blocking, matte clothing and pilates socks coming for Spring 2015, so I can't wait! In the meantime, I am going to stock up on some fall must-haves, including the shelf-bra tank top ($19.99), sports bra ($14.99), double-layered running shorts ($16.99),  since I don't even own a proper pair, capri pants ($21.99), ultimate sweatpants ($24.99), super-cute gym bag ($36.99) and a smartphone armband ($10.99), which believe it or not, as a runner I don't even have one of these but need one!

Thank you Jillian for taking the time to chat with Fashionably Petite! I am so motivated and inspired to put on your petite-friendly activewear and get started on your DVDs. Time for a One Week Shred!

Here is my full interview with Jillian

- Kim Weling

Thursday, August 28, 2014

SORIAL End of Summer SALE

Sorial Endless Summer Sale
Dates: NOW until September 3rd
What: UP to 70% off on site

Sorial is having an amazing end of summer sale. Here are some of my favorite accessories, especially products from the Oceana collection!

Was $128, Now $84

Was $59, Now $39

Was $950, Now $285

Was $198, Now $129

Was $248, Now $162

Was $149, Now $90

- Kim Weling