Monday, August 22, 2011

How do you wear your scarves all year round?

If you are looking for an easy way to make the transition from summer to fall scarves, check out these examples courtesy of Marshalls.

When the weather starts to get cool at night, use this drapey look to keep your outfit young and hip!

One of the season's hottest trends is maxi pieces and color blocking. This colorful scarf is super chic.

Keep in mind, you don't always have to wear your scarves, add a silk version to glam up your favorite handbag!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

8 Fall Boot Trends (and How to Wear Them)

Check out this great article, by Redbook, brought to you by Shine on Yahoo! Here you can read up on fall's boot trends before the season quickly catches up with us. 

Read the article here! 

1. Show off sexy ankle booties with a pair of cropped trousers.

2. A sophisticated dress that hits just above the knee is a chic topper for tall black boots.

3. It's no surprise that classic cowboy boots feel right at home with broken-in boot-cut jeans.

4. Give slouchy flat boots grown-up appeal with a silky boho dress and neutral, opaque tights.

5. A pair of tough-as-nails studded boots finds its soul mate in a soft floral-print skirt.

6. Boots with a rubberized heel are comfy and cute with a denim mini and knit tights.

7. A curve-skimming sweater dress plus knee-high riding boots equals a sleek combo.

8. Preppy, bright cords play against the rugged edge of buckled engineer boots.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Trend Alert: The Menswear Look!

Getting the menswear look can be tricky! Check out some of our favorite menswear looks for some inspiration courtesy of Glamour magazine!



Image 1 of ASOS Tuxedo Shirt



Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Trend Alert...Bright Bottoms!

"Shorts and pants in bold hues are a natural extension of the color blocking trend. Check out these cute outfits for some stylish inspiration!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Trend Alert: Cuffs

Cuff bracelets are a great way to dress up an outfit, and although they've been around forever, they are definitely trending this summer! Check out these great statement pieces available at

Check out for more cuff varieties!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Kate's Wedding Dress on Display!

Do It Yourself Hair & Make-Up Tricks from People Magazine!

Eva Mendes' Make-Up:
EVA MENDES' MAKEUP photo | Eva Mendes

Four Easy Steps 
1: Prime clean skin with Clarins Beauty Flash Balm and Multi-Active Day Cream. 
2: Create an even base with Cooling Effect Compact Foundation in Color #50 and contour features with Face Shadows & Lights powder in Brown & White. 
3: Line eyes completely with Eye Liner Cream in Black and define lids with Eye Shadows & Lights Quartet in Sublime Nature. Apply Flash on Lashes Mascara in Black and top lashes with a sweep of Vinyl Gloss. 
4: Prep pout with Flash Lips Foundation in Nude before blending in Rouge Unique Lipstick in Heaven.

Mila Kunis' Hair
MILA KUNIS' HAIR photo | Mila Kunis

Four Easy Steps 
1: Prep wet hair with COIFF Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel. 
2: Blow-dry hair straight. 
3: Smooth strands with Advanced Silky Straight Ironless Smooth Finish Serum. 
4: Add a graphic look with a deep side part.

Blake Lively's Hair
BLAKE LIVELY'S HAIR photo | Blake Lively
Four Easy Steps 
1: Prep wet hair with Philip B. Maui Wowie Beach Mist and Shu Uemura Art of Hair Silk Mesh Elastic Moldable Cream before blow-drying using a diffuser attachment. 
2: Enhance beachy waves by wrapping random pieces around a ½ in. curling iron. 
3: Pin hair to the side and braid three strands into a fishtail, keeping the look loose and messy.
4: For allover shine, apply Shu Uemura Art of Hair Sheer Lacquer Finishing Spray.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Allure Magazine's Meltproof Makeup Tips

Let's face it, we all need some help keeping our make-up on when temperatures start to rise. Here are a few tips from Allure magazine to help our make up last longer in the heat!

1. Take Time To Prime

The key to long-lasting foundation and color is the most commonly skipped step: primer. Seriously—the stuff works. All you need is a pea-size dot of a lightweight, oil-free formula; apply it to moisturized skin before your concealer and foundation

2. Be Dense
DuWop Circle Block
Blemishes and blotchy skin don't vanish in the hot weather, but the wrong concealer definitely can. What you want is a densely pigmented (but not liquidy) cream formula. Our pick:DuWop Circle Block. Use your ring finger to dab the concealer on dark circles; apply to red spots with a small brush, and then pat with your finger to blend the cover-up into the skin.

3. Lighten Up
Model applying foundation with a damp sponge.
Think of foundation this way: The less you put on, the less there is to slide off. A dampened makeup sponge is the ideal tool for applying it so that it goes on light and sheer. Put a few drops on a damp foam-latex sponge, and swipe it from the middle of your face outward in short strokes. Give it a minute or so to set before you apply other makeup.

4. Choose Creamy Shadows

Laura Mercier Satinée Crème Eye Colour
When sweat and powders mix, the result isn't pretty. Sheer cream shadows tend to cake less in hot weather (plus, they glisten in the sun).

5.  Sweatproof Your Lashes

Waterproof mascara is a no-brainer in the summer. It can withstand the office, the gym, the pool, and the bar without smudging. But some can fade to gray in a few hours. Our favorite inky sheens:Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash Waterproof Mascara and Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara.

6. Flush with Greatness
Flush With Greatness
As with powder shadow, powder blush and perspiration don't mix. Instead, rub a bright pink or coral cream or gel blush on the apples of your cheeks, and blend. We likeStila Convertible Color Dual Lip and Cheek Cream in Fuchsia and Gerbera andNars The Multiple Stick in Turks and Caicos andBeverly Hills.

7. Tint Your Lips

Lip gloss just looks right come summer: It's fun. It's easy… But it can also get runny and sticky in the sun. A tinted lip balm with a high wax content won't turn to mush in your bag or on your mouth. We like Aveda Lip Tints SPF 15. Other good options are sheer lipsticks and stains, such as Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté Gloss Sticksand Mark Kissink Lip Tintmarker.

8. Blot it Out
Instead of repowdering throughout the day—extra layers can cause cakey product buildup in warm weather—keep plasticky oil-blotting sheets at your desk and in your purse. Dabbed over your face, they soak up excess oil without messing up your makeup. We love Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Love this Summer Look!

Check out this cute romper paired with a stylish belt!
IN A 'DASH' photo | Kim Kardashian

You can't go wrong with this simple black dress paired with a fedora!
FOOD RUN photo | Reese Witherspoon

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kate Middleton brings back pantyhose....

...bare legs are so 2010.

Check out this article on the revival of pantyhose in 2011, all thanks to the Duchess of Cambridge, (brought to you by Shine from Yahoo!)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

For all of you that need help with this...'re not alone!  Check out this great how-to guide, brought to you by, on great ways to organize that messy closet! 

Check out the article here!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Nail Trends...

Looking for something new to try on your nails this summer? Check out these trends :)

  • Flaming Red
FLAMING RED photo | Jennifer Hudson

  • Neon Design
NEON DESIGN photo | Nicole Scherzinger

  • Powder Blue
POWDER BLUE photo | Hilary Duff

  • Tangerine
TANGERINE photo | Jayma Mays

  • White Hot
WHITE HOT photo | Ciara

  • Chocolate Drop
CHOCOLATE DROP photo | Cheryl Cole

  • Gunmetal
GUNMETAL photo | Jennifer Lopez

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Great Summer Products!


Carry this little SPF-50-infused stick with you wherever you go this summer and battle sun damage while keeping moisturized with Elizabeth Arden's classic skin-saving salve.

Get A Flatter Stomach by Tonight?!

This article from Allure magazine claims to have some easy, all natural ways to reduce the appearance of a bloated stomach. Take a look at some of their suggestions:

  • Reduce your sodium intake. That means steering clear of processed foods, especially canned soups and frozen dinners. Some people also swell from wheat or dairy products, so avoid those too. (It's just one day. And it's a really good dress, right?)

  • Drink at least eight glasses of water, which can help flush out excess fluids.
  • Avoid foods labeled "low-carb" that use sugar alcohols as sweeteners—these can cause stomach bloating. (Look for "-ol" endings on ingredients, such as sorbitol.) And it's not just food; even many "sugar-free" breath mints contain the culprits.

  • When you're not having water, drink tea. The moderate amount of caffeine acts as a natural diuretic, and won't give you the jitters that a grande coffee will. (Under no circumstances should you take diuretic pills—they can cause weakness, fatigue, heart irregularities, and fainting spells...not exactly an ideal 

Allure Magazine's 5 Hottest Summer Make Up Colors...

Orange Gloss
Nars Lipgloss in Wonder

Dusky Shadows
Lancome Color Design Palette in Sienna Sultry
Teal Polish
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Fairy Teal
Peach Blush
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Espiegle

Berry Stained Lips
Burberry Lip Mist in Blueberry