Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New and Improved Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers in Three New Shades

Be sure to keep your lips soft, smooth and hydrated this summer with Burt's Bees® Lip Shimmers. The 100% natural formula is enhanced with antioxidant-rich Fruit Seed Oils and moisturizing Shea Butter, while Peppermint Oil continues to provide a refreshing, cooling tingle as the classic Beeswax Lip Balm. The full range of Burt's Bees Lip Shimmers include twelve shades, including three new gorgeous colors: Cherry, Plum and Strawberry.

Earlier this summer Burt's Bees® and Marie Claire hosted a launch for the Burt's Bees® Lip Shimmers. Makeup artist Tina Turnbow took attendees through the lip shimmer shades. For my lip match, Tina mixed Plum with Watermelon, which really complimented my outfit and was a great match with my sweater! The lip shimmers really allow you to play with color, whether you decide to mix them together or wear with a lipstick or gloss. I make sure I always have at least one or two lip shimmers in my bag and in my makeup drawer at the office.

- Kim Weling

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Jack Wills Summer Sale

Left: Edgeworth Cami in Cream, was $79.50, now $59
Right: Rosefield Playsuit in Royal Blue, was $89.50, now $49

The Jack Wills Summer Sale is going on now, up to 50% off! Sizing starts at a size 2, but runs small. So if you are a size 0, a 2 should fit just fine. Jack Wills showcases their British Heritage and style, with rose and floral prints, polka dots and embroidery and ruffle details, while taking inspiration from British military history, British sporting traditions and British country pursuits.

Left: Knighton Dress in Chambray, was $98.50, now $69
Right: Arklow Dress in Black Flor, was $198, now $99

Left: Landsdall Cardigan, was $89.50, now $49
Right: Sancomb Sweater in Navy Marl, was $128, now $69

Top: Wolviston Tweezers in Floral, was $6.50, now $3
Bottom left: Kestrell Cosmetic Bag in Floral, was $19.50, now $14
Bottom right: Charnock Lambswool Blanket in Multi, was $148, now $79

Although these blazers aren't part of the sale, I just had to include them since they perfect for the upcoming fall season, to pair with a dress, skirt or a pair of jeans.
Left: Melwood Blazer, $328
Right: Otterbury Blazer, $328

Images courtesy of Jack Wills, at Jack Wills Summer / Pre-Fall Collections Preview at British Consul-Gerneral's Residence

- Kim Weling

Lafayette 148 New York Summer 2012

Lafayette 248 New York Summer 2012 offers chic, luxurious separates that work from day to night. Here are my favorite looks this season, available in petite sizes, starting at size 0P. These separates can be dressed up or dressed down, such as pairing a silk blouse with a pencil skirt or a pair of jeans. Dot and geometric prints make a fun, yet strong statement combined with classic black. The palette also has a pop of color with pink, red and blue.

- Kim Weling

Verlaine and V by Verlaine Summer 2012

Verlaine Summer 2012 features a sophisticated, yet edgy mix of neutral pieces, including a one-shoulder draped jumpsuit, asymmetric and one shoulder twist dresses in crepe de chine silk, modal/cotton, tencel/linen and wool/Japanese paper fabrics.

V by Verlaine Summer 2012 brings a luxe elegance to dressing down in sleek silhouettes of soft, semi-sheer jersey fabrics such as tencel/cupro.

- Kim Weling

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Fresh Beauty Cleanse Pop-Up Truck Featuring Soy Face Cleanser

This past Wednesday in Union Square, I stopped by the Fresh Beauty® Cleanse Pop-Up Truck, which is inspired by an old-fashioned lemonade stand. Guests who stopped by the pop-up truck picked up their tote including a mini Soy Face Cleanser and mini BluePrintCleanse Spicy Lemonade, a card for a complimentary 1-Day BluePrintCleanse (redeemable at BluePrintCleanse.com) and a card for a complimentary mini Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy, redeemable at Fresh stores.

Soy Face Cleanser works for all skin types, with amino acid-rich soy proteins, rosewater and cucumber extract ingredients. I love to refrigerate this cleanser for an extra cooling effect.

The pop-up truck was located across the street from the Fresh® Union Square store between 17th and 18th streets, so at the store I checked out the rest of the Soy collection.

New this summer is the Sugar Coral Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 ($22.50). It moisturizes and smooths the lips. You can wear it alone for sheer coverage or mix with a gloss or lipstick.

I also checked out the newest Fresh® products, including Rose Cleansing Foam, $38 and Peony Whitening Essence. The Rose Cleansing Foam is another great cleanser for summer and also for all skin types. The Peony Whitening Essence ($65) helps to correct uneven skin tone and hyper-pigmentation.

Lookout for The Fresh® Beauty Cleanse Pop-Up Truck in the Hamptons for Super Saturday, the luxury shopping event benefitting ovarian cancer research.

Saturday, July 28th
12PM-6PM Hamptons, NY
(Super Saturday - Nova's Ark Project)

- Kim Weling

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Jimmy Choo CHOO 24:7 Collection

The Jimmy Choo CHOO 24:7 capsule collection is comprised of shoes, boots and bag favorites, to take you from day to evening. Metallic sandals and glittery platform sandals are perfect to wear for a red carpet occasion or charity event. Also featured in the collection are snakeskin platform sandals, leopard print pony strappy sandals and suede wedge sandals.

I had originally previewed the collection at the Jimmy Choo 407 Bleecker Street store, where bloggers were invited to style themselves in their favorite Jimmy Choo 24:7 shoes and pose for a picture to be included on the Jimmy Choo Stylemakers microsite. The CHOO 24:7 collection is curently available at us.jimmychoo.com.

Sporting a pair of Jimmy Choo 24:7 round toe, patent leather platform shoes

Shoe samples of the Jimmy Choo 24:7 Collection

- Kim Weling