Monday, January 30, 2012

Luxury Fragrances from Krigler

I have just been introduced to luxury fragrances from Krigler, a historically iconic perfume house. The Russian-born namesake fragrance house was conceived of in 1904 and founded by Albert Krigler.

If you like floral scents you might opt for Chateau Krigler 12, created in 1912 and hand made with Lily of the valley, mimosa, white musk and rose, or Juicy Jasmine 30 - an exquisite blend of hyacinth, lily of the valley, ylang and gaiac wood.

Blue Escapade 24, a light floral, woody fusion and Jazzy Riviera 210 are both fragrances for Men and Women. Jazzy Riviera210 was created in 2010 to celebrate the vivacity of the Jazz Era on the French Riviera. The launch marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of Krigler's Haute Perfumery Atelier in Cap d'Antibes. Jazzy Riviera210 features clean citrus top notes with a light floral heart and a deep, woody base.

In addition to Krigler's custom and classic fragrances, you can shop moisturizers, body lotions, scrubs, cleansing milks, massage oils, shower gels and scented candles at

- Kim Weling

M&M'S® Sweet Reveal of Ms. Brown

A 10-foot statue was unveiled today, featuring the first image of the sixth M&M'S® character, Ms. Brown, at the M&M'S® World Store in Times Square. Ms. Brown will make her full public debut during a commercial that will air during the first quarter of Superbowl XLVI on Sunday.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

güd by Burt's Bees Launch

The makers of Burt's Bees have launched güd, a luscious new line of hair and bodycare products in four fun, happy scents - Floral Cherrynova (Cherry Blossom & Almond Milk), Pearanormal Activity (Pear & Acai Berry), Vanilla Flame (Vanilla & Rice Milk) and Orange Petalooza (Blood Orange & Hyacinth).

Two of my favorite scents are Cherry and Almond, so I'm super excited about Floral Cherrynova, my favorite from the güd line. It smells amazing, with top notes of juicy bing cherries and fresh green, mid notes of rosewood and white floral bouquet and dry notes of warm milk accord and creamy musk.

All güd products contain no parabens, no phthalates, no petrochemicals and are never tested on animals. As of this month, look for güd products at select food, drug and mass retailers, including Target (Pearanormal Activity is exclusively available at Target), Walgreens and Ulta. You can also shop güd at

Here's a list of products available in each of the four scents:

- Natural Nourishing Shampoo, $6.99, 12oz
- Natural Softening Conditioner, $6.99, 12oz
- Natural Body Wash, $6.99, 10oz
- Natural Body Butter, $11.99, 6oz
- Natural Body Lotion, $6.99, 8oz
- Natural Body Mist, $5.99, 3oz
- Natural Foaming Hand Wash, $4.99, 8oz
- Natural Hand Cream, $7.99, 3oz

- Kim Weling

Divine Chocolate Hearts for Valentine's Day

If you're looking for a chocolate fix or small gift for Valentine's Day, I recommend Divine Chocolate White Chocolate & Strawberry, Milk Chocolate and 70% Dark Chocolate Hearts. I don't even really eat white chocolate but after eating one of the White Chocolate & Strawberry Hearts, I couldn't stop eating them! They are made with pieces of real strawberry crisp, added that extra crunch to its creamy texture.

Divine Chocolate is made only with the finest quality Fair Trade cocoa beans from Kuapa Kokoo, a cooperative of smallholder farmers in Ghana.

I've always found Divine Chocolate to be addictive, especially my favorite, the Milk Chocolate with Spiced Cookies holiday bar.

The chocolate hearts are available in a 3.5 oz. box for $6.99 at

- Kim Weling

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Forever 21 Spring 2012

In the fall/winter months I tend to wear skinny jeans and boots, but as soon as spring/summer hits its back to wearing dresses and platforms, heels and wedges. Forever 21's Spring 2012 includes dresses that are feminine and flirty or vintage-style with romantic lace.

My favorite pieces include a blue polka dot top with cutout back, blush pink ruffled skirt, studded shorts, belts and clutch and floral heels.

Forever 21 spring jewelry features colorful turquoise, feather, beaded and braided pieces to ornate or metallic/shiny ones.

- Kim Weling

Friday, January 27, 2012

Always Hit on the Wingman...and 9 Other Secret Rules for Getting the Love Life You Want

One of the perks of being a Glambassador is surprisingly getting a new product in the mail to review and promote. These unexpected gifts always brighten up my day! Well last week I received Glamour's new dating advice book, Always Hit on the Wingman...and 9 Other Secret Rules for Getting the Love Life You Want, written by Jake, Glamour's male dating columnist.

I have to admit, I'm a sporadic reader since I never seem to have enough time. Seems like the best time for me to get a good read in is on the beach, at the pool or when I'm just home, sick with a cold like I am now.

I've only read two chapters so far, but it's a great book to read from a male perspective, especially if you are a single woman constantly confused by men. The book includes great tips, collective wisdom and ten rules to help you get the love life you deserve. Here's a sneak peek at what you'll learn:

- You've got to broadcast your personality. If you're a nerd, let your nerd flag fly.
- The best men don't send expensive flowers.
- For great sex, save a few tricks for (much) later on.
- Keep dating other people longer than you think you should.

The book just launched this week so add it to your book list! Get your copy here!

- Kim Weling

Social Exposure Media's Winter Glamour Party Sponsored by Kansas Clean Distilled Whiskey

On Wednesday, January 25th, I attended the Winter Glamour Party at the J Sisters Salon inside the Limelight Market Place at 656 6th Avenue. I had only been to the event space once when it was Avalon, and before that I hadn't been there since my Limelight clubbing days years ago so it was interesting be back.

The party included a whiskey tasting sponsored by Kansas Clean Distilled Whiskey, glam inspired cocktails and candy bar by Hpnotiq Harmonie and expresso vanilla martinis made with Real Beanz Coffee and Voli Vodka. See below for some more highlights from the party.

Hair styling and makeovers by Jennifer King, Valerie Star and Marisa Cohen

Handcrafted one of a kind gemstone jewelry by Mina D Jewelry

Guests sampled beauty products by Soy Spacasso

- Kim Weling

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Talbots Spring & Summer 2012

My favorite pieces from Talbots Spring & Summer 2012 collection are cashmere boatneck sweater, raffia slingbacks, suede ankle strap pumps and the suede oxfords in a tangerine color. The palette is bright and colorful in pink flambe, wild violet, orangeade, cloverleaf and batik blue, with white, urban khaki and indigo blue neutrals. Prints include Ikat (love the Ikat canvas clutch), watercolor floral, brushstroke rose.

Key pieces include the white linen jacket and pant, perfect suiting for the office, lace dress, colorblocked full dress and stripe knit jacket.

- Kim Weling

Ann Taylor Spring 2012

This February for Ann Taylor Spring 2012, you'll find pieces inspired by modern art in high contrast colors and color blocking centered around coral. Accessories include exotic skin belts, cuffs and cutout heels, two-tone espadrille platforms, graphic stripe scarves and artisan jewelry.

In March, look out for graphic patterns and a neutral palette of white, khaki and navy that pop against vivid yellow, pink, blue and green neons. Limited edition watercolor silk scarves with luxurious oversized patters are inspired by vintage pieces from the 60s and 70s, while vintage estate necklaces are made modern with bold punches of day-glo color.

The collection also includes floral prints and stripes. My favorites tops include romantic lace, feather fringe and tie-neck. Colorful leather wristlets and cork platform skinny belts, platform wedges, sandals and clutches are key accessories.

- Kim Weling

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

LOFT Spring 2012

LOFT Spring 2012 is trickling in with stripes, colorblocking, dot and snake prints, with a palette of true khaki, leaf yellow, lush green, tomato red, fresh navy and black and white.

Separates include button front blouses, short sleeve and boatneck sweaters, sweater jackets, A-line skirts, boot cut and flare leg pants and shift dresses.

Accessorize in style with safari-chic snake print clutches, cosmetic bags and totes, and nautical stripe and braided stretch belts. For shoes, you'll find ballet flats, high heel sandals and peep-toe booties.

- Kim Weling

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Versace Yellow Diamond Facebook Page Launch - Get Your Deluxe Sample!

Versace Yellow Diamond just launched their Facebook page today and are giving away limited-time deluxe samples when you "Like" their page, fill out your information and you'll receive your sample within 90 days. You won't want to miss out on this boxed deluxe sample. Yellow Diamond has now become my favorite fragrance and the design of the bottle and packaging is just exquisite!

Click here to "Like" their page and be sure to check out the official video campaign for Yellow Diamond.

Versace Yellow Diamond is available Spring 2012 at Bloomingdale's, Bon-Ton, Dillard's, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora and Ulta.

- Kim Weling