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Chic Halloween Costume Ideas

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Halloween doesn’t have to be cheesy. Want to look supernaturally spook-tacular this Halloween? That’s what you can do with these chic Halloween costume ideas. Why not go with a DIY designer costume that doesn’t have to be retired once Halloween is through? With Rent the Runway, you can rent designer styles and accessories to create a costume that is both creative and classy. Here are a few examples:

Chick Ninja – All you’ll need is a fun jumpsuit, like Rent the Runway’s Tibi Kora Jumpsuit, a black ninja mask, and a faux Japanese sword.

Vampiress – Slip on a seductive black dress, such as the Blumarine Criss Cross Dress from Rent the Runway, add fun jewelry, like a gaudy garnet ring, a pair of sexy high-heel black or lace booties, add some red makeup to the corners of your mouth, and you’ll be sure to stun on All Hallow’s Eve.

Optical Illusion – This fun look is super easy to put together. Rent the RVN Luthor Top and RVN Luthor Skirt, throw on some 3D glasses, and you’ve got a haute hocus-pocus Halloween costume.

Enter the Back to School Sweepstakes!

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It’s time to go back to school, both for students and for moms toting their kids to school and to school events. Are you ready to put your best face forward? Enter for a chance to win over $400 in premium skincare products with the Back to School Sweepstakes. One winner gets a gift bag full of skincare and cosmetic products, all valued at over $400. That would be a great start to the school year! prize pack includes almost 20 best selling skin and face items from Dermalogica, Bliss, Blinc, TheraPearl and Osmosis. It’s everything you need to keep all eyes on you when you hit the hallways this fall.

There is no purchase necessary to enter, although you’ll be tempted to stock up once you visit Just use coupon code 20AA for 20% off your purchase and you’ll also get FREE shipping. Enter to win the Back to School Sweepstakes! Over $400 worth of skincare products! Entries must be received by September 3, 2015.

5 Comfy Travel Light Essentials {+ a U by Kotex Sample!}

I love to travel and look good while traveling, but staying comfy is a MUST! With long days seeing the sites and having fun, comfort is key to enjoying yourself. Traveling light is the way to go for comfortable air travel, road trips and more. Here are a few essentials to have with you for traveling comfy.Essentials for Comfy Travel

#1 – Comfortable Clothing

Choose comfortable clothing such as a great knit tunic and leggings to make travel as comfy as possible. And comfortable clothing can be stylish when you choose great pieces such as a nice looking top and printed leggings.

#2 – Cross-Body Bag

Choose a great handbag that is stylish and easy to carry. A cross-body bag is especially travel friendly since it can be thrown over your shoulder for hands free carrying. Choose a bag that is a bit more roomy to fit travel items such as a snack and headphones.

Essentials for Comfy Travel#3 – Comfortable Shoes

A pair of comfortable slip on flat shoes are great for travel! They are comfortable for walking in to get from terminal to terminal for air travel and can easily be slipped on and off to relax bare foot in your seat once you board.

#4 – U bu Kotex Lightdays Liners

Be prepared with U by Kotex Lightdays Liners! Not only are the great to have on hand for unexpected situations while traveling, but they are slim and easy to tuck away in your cross-body bag. And they are incredible comfortable to wear even on your most hectic travel days.

So are you ready to travel comfy? If you don’t, you might end up like me with my uncomfy face:

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Right now you can upload an uncomfy pic and enter to win in the Kotex Light Days #bringcomfyback sweepstakes! There will be monthly prize drawings and one incredible grand prize of a trip for two to Los Angeles, California! Head over here to submit your entry and to request a free Kotex Light Days sample pack!

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Miami Wedding Styles from Rent the Runway!

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We have another installment of wedding dresses to tell you about from Rent the Runway!  And we mean the dresses that YOU will be wearing, not the bride! This week we will be focusing on Miami weddings!  If you will be heading to Miami, or any beach setting really, the main elements you’ll find incorporated into the wedding and the receiption will be sunshine and fun!  Rent the Runway has perfect styles to help you fit in

Today is the final day to score an extra 25% off your Rent the Runway Rental of $75 or more.  Just us the promo code HAPPY74 at checkout to apply your savings!

To look your best at a Miami wedding, stick with bright tropical or graphic prints.  Sexy sheathes are always a popular style for this time of year!  Some designers who specialize in designing dresses for this occasion are Cushnie et Ochs, Nicole Miller, Mara Hoffman, Clover Canyon, Matthew Williamson, RVN, and Christian Sirano.

Here are three of my FAVORITE picks for a Miami wedding from Rent the Runway:


This Nicole Miller Calathesa Ruffle Sheath retails for $420 but is available to rent for just $65.  The print is bold and bright – perfect for summer wedding, plus we love the slight croptop design which is really popular right now.  Product Details: Floral crepe (98% Viscose, 2% Elastane). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt with hi-lo hemline. Ruffle detail along hem. Hidden back zipper with hook and eye closure. Fully lined. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.


The Clover Canyon Garden Plaid Sheath retails for $264 but can be rented for only $55.  The mix of prints is something really unique and we LOVE the racerback design on the back.  This dress just looks really comfortable and is perfect for dancing the night away.  Product Details:  Printed scuba (95% Polyester, 5% Spandex). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Fitted skirt. Racer back. 35” from shoulder to hem. Made in USA.


This Mara Hoffman Electrolight Dress retails for $278 but can be rented by you for only $50.  This looks like something Katy Perry would wear!  The cutouts on the side add an element of sexiness, while the high neckline and floor length of the dress add a touch of sophistication.  Product Details: Printed crepe de chine (94% Polyester, 3% Spandex). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Open back with side cut-outs. Full skirt maxi. Fully lined. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. 54” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

Don’t miss out on your chance to save even more on your next wedding rental.  Remember, today is the final day to score an extra 25% off your Rent the Runway Rental of $75 or more.  Just us the promo code HAPPY74 at checkout to apply your savings!


Enter to Win a Summer Survival Kit from!

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Just like school, the sun is OUT and summer is here! To celebrate, enter for your chance to win a Summer Survival Kit from One winner gets a sweet beach tote full of body pampering and protecting products, all valued at over $370.

The prize pack includes over a dozen best selling skin and sun items from Dermalogica, Mio, Bliss, Body Buddy and Diva Chic, even Billy Jealousy and Brave Soldier for the guys. It’s everything you need to balance the effects of salt, sand, sun, and summer fun all with a cute beach bag and travel case, too.

No purchase is necessary, although you’ll be tempted to splurge once you visit They have great deals! Just use coupon code 20AA for 20% off your purchase and you’ll also get FREE shipping and FREE gifts hand-picked to complement your purchase.

Enter the Summer Survival Sweepstakes by 7/6/15 to win over $370 in body pamper and protection products!

The Big Event at SHOPBOP – Save Up to 25%


ShopBop is having an amazing sale starting today and you can save up to 25%!! Now through Sunday (3/8) at 4am ET:

You save 15% with purchase over $250
You save 20% with purchase over $500
You save 25% with purchase over $1000

Click here for all the details and be sure to use coupon code BigEvents15 at checkout!

There are so many fabulous things in this sale from awesome brands and designers. You should be able to get all set for spring!  If you want to stay on top of the latest trends, these are some of the top selling trends from the past month!


From left to right:

Marc by Marc Jacobs Loco Domo Packrat Backpack

5th & Mercer Long sleeve Dress (comes in 4 colors)

DVF Zarita Lace Dress (4 colors)

One by Contrarian (8 colors!)

BB Dakota Lillian Drapey Front Jacket (4 colors)


ShopBop has just begun to carry Prabal Gurung. Head over and check out all the amazing floral pieces!

Jewel-Toned Eyes: Try This Winter Beauty Trend

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The ever-popular Jewel Tone Eye isn’t a new trend, but is classically gorgeous and especially popular this Winter. You might be afraid to try this much color on your eyes, but with these simple tips, your look will definitely shine this season! First, you need to determine which shades are best for you.

Blue Eyes really pop with brown-based tones like bronze and gold.

Brown Eyes look rich with violet/amethyst or blue/cobalt.

Green & Hazel Eyes are complemented by violet, silver or other green tones, like emerald.

To help color last, use an eyeshadow primer before application. With such a bold eye look, try to keep the rest of your makeup minimal. It’s okay to mix it up and try different hues, but don’t try to match your eye makeup to your clothing. Shades I’m loving this season:

gloMinerals Jeweled Eye Pencil – there’s a shade to complement every skin tone!

Pur Minerals Eye Defining Pencil with Smudger in Black Amethyst, Midnight Sapphire and Peridot are gorgeous!

gloMinerals gloEye Shadow in Mermaid is so dreamy and the perfect, rich blue-green.

Pur Minerals Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trio in Lady Luck (emerald, bronze and cream) and Rebel (amethyst, pink and deep plum) – you can’t beat three shades in one!

Osmosis Colour Gem Collection Water Color Holiday Kit comes with the beautiful glimmering shades of amethyst, topaz and onyx – a must try kit for everyone!

Which jewel tone is your favorite? Let me know! Here’s a hot tip: through 2/23 you can take $10 off orders $50+ at with code FREE10 at checkout. FREE SHIPPING, too!

Winter Beautifiers – Beat the Blizzards with this Beauty RoundUp

For most of us across the country, this winter has been unbearably cold — downright freezing, in fact. With negative wind chills and crazy snow storms, don’t let your beauty suffer from dehydrated skin, chapped lips, cracked hands and frizzy hair. Even though thunder, snow, and frigid winds may ruin your day, your hair and skin will be safe with this beauty roundup.

NEW! Burt’s Bees Sheer Body Lotion, ($10; If you’re looking for a lightweight moisturizer with a light-weight scent–look no further. It’s formulated with Safflower Oil Oleosomes, which are clinically shown to instantly moisturize skin and leave it feeling silky and smooth. So spritz away and let your skin (and nose) feel fragrantly refreshed.

Lauren B. Beauty Nail & Cuticle Balm, ($30; This rich hydrator absorbs instantly to restore parched, straggly cuticles to their prime. Our advanced amino acid complex and biotin promotes healing; sweet almond oil, mango & shea butter, and Vitamin E add moisture; and beeswax creates a water-resistant barrier for extra protection.

Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream, ($15, A replenishing hand cream blended with white truffle extract and rose. This intensive hand cream is an instantly absorbed daily treat for delectably soft and luxuriously moisturized hands with temptingly sweet aromas.


Josie Maran Argan Hot Oil Self-Heating Hair Treatment, ($36; This expert treatment repairs and restores hair in just one minute. Its gentle formula is infused with Argan Oil, which contains a large amount of vitamin E to reverse damage caused by heat and over-styling, leaving hair smoother, shinier, and healthier. In the shower, the oil warms itself up to the ideal temperature for penetrating strands to effectively seal in moisture.

Carol’s Daughter Sacred Tiare Anti-Breakage and Anti-Frizz Restoring Hair Mask, ($15, Ensuring your hair is healthy and fortified is the only way to keep it frizz-free. To really restore damaged hair that’s prone to breakage and frizz requires major nourishment found in this deeply restoring hair mask.

NEW! Burt’s Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm, ($3.99; It’s the original Beeswax Lip Balm you love—just squeezable. This version of the Burt’s Bees classic balm is softer and smoother with a slanted tip for precise application. This 100% natural formula contains moisturizing Beeswax and Vitamin E to keep lips soft and replenished—and, of course, a splash of Peppermint for that signature tingle.

Julep’s High-Tech Luxe Lip Treatment Delivering Super Soft Lips

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Am I the only one who thinks that winter seems to drag on foreeeeeeeeever? Not only is it un-fun to hang out in the cold weather it can also make a mess of our skin, hair, nails and lips! Combine the frigid cold with the dry air inside from the heat pumping all day and night and our bodies can totally dry out.

Julep’s Luxe Lip Treatment is created with a high-tech zamac tip to soothe dry chapped lips and promote micro-circulation, while the omega-rich pumpkin seed formula boots lipids and helps lips retain elasticity. “I love how it feels to put Luxe Lip on as much as I love how it feels to wear it” says Jane Park, Creator/CEO. “It’s a lip-spa moment you can treat yourself to anytime.”

“I’m thrilled to announce that we responded quickly when our customers told us they loved this product and needed it in more shades – so we’re launching 4 new shades this month,” says Park.

Ready to try this customer-favorite conditioning treatment? Get two Luxe Lip Treatments for $24 (a $48 value) when you enter codeTWOLUXE at checkout. (Also good on the original Luxe Lip Conditioning Treatment, too).

Here’s what other customers are saying:

So Moisturizing!

This winter has wrecked HAVOC on my lips! I’ve constantly been battling chapping, splitting, and dehydration. After only using the Luxe Lip Conditioning Treatement ONE DAY I can tell a marked difference!


Super Soft Lips

I ordered this lip treatment as an extra with my Maven box…soooo happy I did! I absolutely love it. My lips feel super soft, as if I had exfoliated them and moisturized. Also, I really love the applicator. It gives this really refreshing feel to the product. I had to make my mom try some because I was so into it. You’re not wasting your money with this one.


Don’t miss out—this offer ends on January 31, 2015.

Weekend Skin Detox – Follow these 4 Steps

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Have you ever tried a weekend skin detox? If it’s on your to-do list for the new year, but you don’t know where to start, just follow these four steps:

Step #1 Sweat – Getting yourself moving is a very effective way to eliminate toxins and poisons through the skin. Walk, run, do Pilates or hot yoga – work up a sweat on both Saturday and Sunday to purge those toxins.

Step #2 Exfoliation and Dry Skin Brushing – By removing dead skin cells, you can allow your pores to breathe and detoxify more effectively. Do this step on Saturday to help stimulate the lymph system to clean itself and purge the toxins and poisons. This Loofah Package is a great way to help jumpstart the process.

Step #3 Detox Bath – Detoxing through bathing is considered an ancient remedy and it can be done in the comfort of your own home on Sunday. A detox bath helps the body eliminate toxins as well as absorbing the minerals and nutrients in the water. Common ingredients used in a detox bath are Epsom salt, baking soda, and essential oils.

Step #4 Organic Skin Care and Organic Cosmetics – Decreasing the number of synthetic substances entering the body is another way to help detoxify the skin. Let’s face it, our skin is constantly exposed to environmental pollutants and toxins. Why add more with the use of cosmetics containing harmful ingredients such as parabens, petrochemicals, and synthetic fragrances? Instead, use certified organic skin care and cosmetics as an ongoing detoxifying treatment for your skin.