The SFP LookBook: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 Collections Reader Giveaway



Whether you missed out on the excitement of NY Fashion Week this spring or if you WERE there and want to relive the experience, we have the book for you! Schiffer Fashion Press (SFP) has released the Spring 2014 edition of its acclaimed SFP LookBook series.

This indispensible volume of runway looks from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York is ideal for identifying trends in color, fabric, embellishment, styling, and silhouette. Here are images of more than 3,200 looks from more than 85 of today’s top designers, including Carolina Herrera, Mara Hoffman, Nicole Miller, Noon by Noor, Pamella Roland, Rebecca Minkoff, and more. This exhaustive compilation showcases high-end ready-to-wear, sportswear, menswear, swimwear, resort, and eveningwear presentations, but also offers comprehensive looks at styling trends for hair, beauty, and accessories. The SFP LookBook compiles everything that the Spring 2014 collections have to offer in one volume of high-quality images–it is a must have for designers, trend spotters, students, stylists, buyers, and fashion enthusiasts everywhere.

10014955_1470808796470508_1518638341_oThis huge book is overflowing with photos from designers recreating NY Fashion Week on the pages in your hands (or maybe sitting on your desk because it is a heavy book!) With multiple photos on each page it is easy to have an overview of each collection and compare and contrast the looks. It’s a great source of inspiration for any fashionista who wants to stay on top of the trends!

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will win their own copy of The SFP LookBook: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 Collections. To enter, just fill out the entry form by 11:59pm ET on 5/9/14.  Good luck!

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Give Back with EcoTools for Earth Month + Reader Giveaweay

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April is Earth Month.  Do you want to live beautifully while giving back to the community during this special month? The EcoTools Living Beautifully Project, which annually donates to organizations that represent a blend of green living and beauty, is giving you a chance to win a $10,000 donation for the charity of your choice.

Now through April 30, 10 fans who make a purchase on will be entered to win a $10,000 grant in their name!  Winners will then be able to gift the donation to their favorite charity.

What is your favorite charity?  Your purchase could benefit them with $10,000 to do more good!

Check out for the full list of product offerings.

Reader Giveaway:  As an added incentive to  give back this month, we’re partnering with EcoTools to offer Give Back Giveaway with one lucky Jinxy Beauty reader winning the essentials you need to look and live beautifully every day.

The Give Back Giveaway prize includes:

To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 4/30/14.  Good luck!

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Enter the ModCloth Spring-time to Shine Contest

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Are you sporting your spring fashions yet?  If you have a look you love, you can share your spring style with ModCloth’s ‘Spring-Time to Shine’ Contest, and be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift cerfiticate!

Entering is simple — just snap a photo of yourself in your freshest spring ensemble and upload to the Style Gallery. Outfits do not need to feature ModCloth (although it is encouraged!), and users can submit as many entries as their hearts desire. Two winners will be chosen and featured by ModCloth. This contest is open to both domestic and international applications through 1 p.m. PT on 4/28. Please see our blog for more details. Good luck!

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Easy Style at Home, in the Car and on the Go with Kleenex

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It’s awesome when brands we love make it easy to bring style into the everyday aspects of our lives.  Kleenex has been doing just that with their fabulous new package designs to add some “pop” to your everyday, whether you’re at home, in the car, or out and about.

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In celebration of Kleenex’s 90th anniversary, they have created the Kleenex® Style Studio. It’s a super fun site that helps you discover more of the Kleenex® Brand designs and products you love.  You might even find a few things that will surprise you.  For example, did you know:

- Kleenex has been in the MOMA twice!
- Kleenex invented Social in 1941 with a campaign called True Confessions
- Kleenex started out as facial tissue for removing makeup.

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Another awesome tidbit is that Kleenex has partnered with Isaac Mizrahi to create 4 designs which are intended to evoke confidence and inspiration to help you express your personal style and step out of your comfort zone when it comes to incorporating the latest trends. I love that Isaac Mizrahi continues to take steps to help make fashion style accessible for everyone!  Exclusively on the Kleenex style finder you can watch videos featuring Isaac Mizrahi where he provides his latest style advice and shares his own experience as a design leader for more than two decades.

I took some of Isaac’s advice and set out to incorporate some simple style into various areas of my everyday life.  I started in my house.  With so many designs, I found the perfect compliments to my bedroom, office and kitchen – the rooms where I spend most of my time.

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If I’m not at home, there’s a good chance I’ll be in my car and I found a fun design for the car too.  Tell me if this is really silly – When I was in the store looking at this design, I thought, “How lucky am I?!?  The only initial they have is the letter “D” and that is exactly what I would want since my last name starts with D”.  It wasn’t until I got home and looked at the package from a different angle that I realized that they are actually little cars.  So, this package is perfect for anyone – even if your last name DOESN’T start with a D!

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And last, but certainly not least.  When I’m not at home or in my car, I still want to keep Kleenex within reach, so I have a super-cute go pack tucked into my purse.  I love that bold, geometric design in such a bright color!

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Be sure to visit the Kleenex Style Studio to see which style suits you best! Take the style quiz and read fun facts about the history of Kleenex.  You can also score a coupon when you take the fashion quiz!

OPI and Major League Baseball Team Up for Fashion Plate MLB Nail Polish


Now you can combine your love for your team with your love of an awesome manicure thanks to OPI and Major League Baseball.  They have just teamed up for the first time ever and the result is big league style.  OPI is saluting female fans with this set of glamorous shades in classic baseball colors. Every shade is a team player, each in mini size, so step right up to The Fashion Plate!

  • Umpires Come Out at Night: This midnight blue is perfect for Friday night at the game.
  • Girls Love Diamonds: Whether on the finger or on the field, this pure white is totally engaging.
  • 7th Inning Strrretch: Take this steely grey blue out to the ballgame.
  • Short-STOP!: This rich, creme red is a real catch.
  • Orange You Going to the Game?: This bright and playful orange is a ticket to fun.
  • Love Athletes in Cleats: This shimmery red and a man in uniform…now that’s romantic.

You can score your own at for just $15.92 when you use coupon code 20AA and you’ll even get shipping, too.

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Reebok SkyScape Runaround Shoe – You Can Customize Them!



While we all love a closet full of shoes, it’s still nice to have shoes that do double (or triple) duty so you can go through our busy days without adding to the “to do” list by having to change shoes too!  With so many activities in your life, who has time to coordinate a multitude of shoes to go with them all?

Check out the Reebok SkyScape Runaround Shoe. This shoe is so super comfortable you can wear it to the gym, workout, then onto a full day of errands and running about town. And it doesn’t look like the standard workout shoe — it is simple and stylish and looks great with everything from yoga pants to jeans. You can even customize it to work with your wardrobe!

If you’ve noticed Miranda Kerr wearing a pair of hot new pink shoes in the press, then the Reebok SkyScape has already caught your eye. (If you haven’t seen hers, take a look at her SkyScape commercial that everyone is buzzing about.) The Reebok SkyScape Runaround Shoe is now on sale. Go design yours today!

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Sears Launching Now + Here Fast Fashion Shops


Hey Fashionistas! An exciting new fast fashion shop called Now + Here was just announced by Sears.  It features styles that will change with the trends, ensuring its members have immediate access to monthly deliveries of the hottest new fashions.  Set in a hip and digitally enhanced shopping environment, Now + Here enables Shop Your Way members to keep their fingers on the pulse of fashion, offered at affordable prices. Now + Here will also be available on and where Shop Your Way members will be able to access exclusive content, including behind-the-scenes videos and fashion tips.

In celebration of the launch of Now + Here, Sears is hosting a first-of-its-kind virtual fashion event on April 14 at 9 pm EDT, followed by a live fashion chat with celebrity Brooke Burke-Charvet at Anyone can attend the virtual event.  Just register by visiting For those unable to attend the evening event, a second show will be held on April 15 at 2 pm EDT with our searsStyle editor. The event will include a virtual runway show experience, behind-the-scenes video, a new product lookbook and live shopping of all the looks throughout the show. During the live chat, Brooke will share her best fashion tips, answer guest questions and offer style advice.

Shop Your Way members will also get special access to view a unique style video created by Brooke. Live updates will be posted throughout the event on and Now + Here’s assortment of fashion tops, bottoms, cardigans and vests will range in price from $20 to $42.

Don’t forget to register! Visit today!

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Enter the ModCloth ŒTwirl Around the World Contest


Are you an expert twirler?  Many of us started off as young girls in an Easter dress and big skirt that twirled so nicely we made ourselves dizzy going around in circles.  If you still got that awesomeness going on, show off your twirling capabilities with the ModCloth ŒTwirl Around the World Contest and you could win a $350 gift card! Snap a photo of yourself twirling in your favorite spring ensemble and upload to the Style Gallery or post on your Instagram account with the hashtag #modtwirl. Videos will also be considered on Instagram. Contest ends 3/31 at 10am PT. One Instagram winner and one Style Gallery winner will be chosen on 3/31 by EOD. Happy twirling!

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Madison Reed: Loving My Salon Quality Hair Color at Home


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There’s no better way to feel renewed and prepared for the spring season than with fresh color for your hair.  As soon as it starts hinting at a change in the season I am ready to go shopping for new clothes and freshen up my look.

Getting hair color done at a salon can be PRICEY!  I would much rather use that money to bolster my spring wardrobe, but I’m not always thrilled with the results of home hair color.  So, I was excited to try Madison Reed, a NEW way to color your hair at home with salon quality results thanks to micro-pigment color technology.


The awesomeness of Madison Reed starts right with the online ordering process.  They have lots of tools to help you determine exactly what color to order.  They have a Color Advisor tool that considers features such as your skin tone to find your best shade.  They also have a Color Translator that can help find the Madison Reed shade that is best for you based on your current home coloring brand and shade.

When the help gets really special is that they also have colorists on hand to help with your questions.  You can choose to speak to them by phone, through online chat or by email.  You can also send them your photo so they are able to give you answers by actually looking at you!


The second part of Madison Reed that I LOVE is that their hair color is healthier for you AND for your hair.  They pack it with rich nutrients like keratin, argan oil and ginseng root extract.  It makes your hair feel stronger and look shinier and better than before you colored.  The formula has no amonia-based dyes and is also free of resorcinol, and parabens, taking the harsh out of hair color.


Getting the Madison Reed hair coloring kit in the mail was fun!  It is packed so nicely and has every goodie you can think of to make your coloring experience a breeze.  It even has Madison Reed shampoo and conditioner (which I have already sampled in the past – love them!)  On to my results…….

This was my BEFORE picture.  As you can see my roots were giving away the fact that I haven’t been a true blonde since junior high school.  And luckily you can’t see it in the picture, but there were some (gasp) gray hairs showing too!


Using the Madison Reed hair color was a breeze.  They include special touches not available in a drugstore color kit like barrier cream to protect your skin, cleansing wipes to take care of those “oops” spots, a protective cap and TWO pair of gloves – one for the coloring process and one for the rinsing.

One of the biggest things I noticed was that there was NO overpowering chemical smell like I’m used to!  It was such a pleasure to not feel like I was choking and gagging while coloring.    I was also happy to know that I wouldn’t be walking around with that smell in my hair for the next day!

And – my final result!  I was happy with the even color – something I’m not always great about is spreading the color evenly, but it worked like a charm!  And those pesky greys I mentioned, I’m happy to confirm that Madison Reed provided 100% grey hair coverage.

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Ready to try Madison Reed yourself?  This is a GREAT time to do so because they are offering 20% off plus FREE shipping for the month of March!  To get the deal, just enter promo code NEWYOU at checkout.

Weddington Way Dress Giveaway

Planning a wedding? Check out Weddington Way! They have just launched a new line of dresses inspired by famous silver screen starlets, with cuts made to flatter all body shapes. They are so excited about this new collection that they are giving away a FREE dress!

One lucky bride-to-be can win one of these 6 new and exclusive dresses, in the style and color of her choice. All you have to do is sign up for the Weddington Way Dress Giveaway and add your favorite dress to your showroom.

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