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Survival of the Sweetest: Cake Beauty Back-to-School Survival Bundle

Much like adulthood, back-to-school can sometimes be a jungle that champions the survivors. It’s not just survival of the fittest, it’s also the survival of the coolest. While your wardrobe may be on point, what about your beauty regime? For those looking to add the sweet smell of success to their back-to-school experience, check out the Cake Beauty Back to School Survival Bundle. The bundle boasts some of Cake Beauty’s most coveted skincare and haircare products. Read on to get to know them:

The Cake Beauty Back to School Survival Bundle includes:

  • The Grip Clip x5 ($12.00) – a set of 5 strong holding hair clips for effortless styling that adjusts to any hair type and texture
  • The ‘Do Gooder Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray ($3.99, travel size) – the best dry shampoo for dark hair to blonde locks. It leaves no white residue, boasts a lightweight formula, has no sticky hairspray feel, and adds volume to fine hair and lift flat hair.
  • Sweet Mint & Cream Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream ($6.00, travel size) – a deliciously scented hand cream that hydrates and moisturizes extra dry hands and cuticles. It is infused with coconut oil, shea butter, and aloe vera to soothe, smooth, and nourish your hands.
  • Strawberry & Cream Body Powder ($16.00) – a delectable and truly unique, translucent, talc-free loose powder designed for hair and body. This silky, luxurious blend works to absorb oil while adding volume to your hair, and blends with any hair hue and skin type.
  • Heavy Cream Intensive Hand Repair Balm ($9.00, travel size) – a rich, warm, french vanilla buttercream scented hand cream that melts into your skin instantly leaving it nourished and velvety smooth. Made with shea butter, aloe vera, coconut oil, and green tea extract, it soothes, smooths, and hydrates dry hands and cuticles.
  • Triple Citrus Blend Body Butter Cream ($6.00) – the intoxicating scent of citrus plus several rich antioxidants via a trio of essential oils, and shea butter help to hydrate, nourish, smooth out, and moisturize ultra dehydrated skin.
  • Desserted Island Supreme Body Mousse ($6.00) – drench your body in our unique oil-intensive mousse, an exotic mix infused with raw Tahitian coconut elixir and rich mango butter, topped off with coconut and vanilla scents. It is whipped with precision and glides on effortlessly.
  • The Brush Crush ($15.00) – boasting high performing dual-bristles, prepare to achieve second-day hair greatness with a brush that detangles hair without pulling or tugging, smooths natural oils to promote hair health, and distributes dry shampoo for flawless application.

What are your thoughts on the Cake Beauty Back to School Survival Bundle? Could these beauty products make your back-to-school experience a little sweeter?

Hailee Steinfeld at the Post-It Back To School Event

Hailee Steinfeld and Post-it Brand Kick off Back to School

Can you believe the back to school season is almost here! As we head into the end of July, we can’t help but think that for many, school reopens in the mid to late August. So it’s time to really think about the upcoming school season. We had the great opportunity to kicked off the back-to-school season with Singer/Actress Hailee Steinfeld and Post-it Brand. An event with a wonderful surprise performance by Hailee (keep reading to see the video of her performance).

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We were among the very lucky few who got the chance to attend this wonderful event, which was a joint effort with Hailee Steinfeld and Post-it Brand to celebrate the back-to-school season and inspire students to dream big, set goals and make them stick.  The other attendees? Students from the NYC chapter of national non-profit After-School All-Stars, a program that provides comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life. The program strives to ensure that be safe and healthy, to graduate high school and go to college, to find careers they love and then give back to their communities.

Hailee Steinfeld and Post-It Notes Back to School Event

The kids had a great time dancing and playing with the available Post-It Notes. The Hailee Steinfeld and Post-it back-to-school event offered several interactive things to do including writing down special song requests on Post-It Extreme Notes and posting it on a brick wall for the DJ and sharing what motivates them, what they’re thinking about, and what are they looking forward to.

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We also enjoyed an exclusive preview of the new products from the Post-it Brand, an interactive Q&A with Hailee Steinfeld and Remi Kent, Global Business Director of the Post-it Brand, and the aforementioned one-of-a-kind performance by Hailee. Check out our video of the Q&A before her performance below:

Did you know you are 42% more likely to achieve a goal if you write it down? Both Remi Kent and Hailee Steinfeld stated this fact and from our own experience, we can attest to that. With this event, Post-it Brand helped to inspire students like the ones from After-School All-Stars NYC. We are certainly inspired and can’t wait to share our goals, to-do lists and dreams on some of the absolutely adorable new launches from Post-It Brand. We especially love the Polaroid Camera and White Ceramic Bear Post-It Notes dispensers, the Emoji and state-shaped Post-It Notes, and of course, the previously covered Post-It Extreme Notes. Which are your favorites?

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Without further delay, please enjoy Hailee Steinfeld’s acoustic musical performance featured below:

Last but certainly not least was the colorful decor, all done with post-it notes of course. From the incredible post-it notes flowers, streamers, and the massive Dream Wall.

You may notice the Post-It Dream wall is filled with handwritten hopes and dreams. Check out a close-up of some of those below and please share with us what would you write on the Dream Wall?

Back-to-School & Holiday Gift Ideas: The iHome Color Changing Collection

Is it too early to be thinking of holiday gift ideas? Some of you may say yes but if you saw some of the wonderful products we say from iHome, most of which are available now, you’d change your tune. Today we’re highlighting some of our favorite products from the brand, all of which also make excellent back-to-school gifts. It was love at first sight when we laid our eyes on the iHome Color Changing Collection of products. Like us, the iHome Color Changing Collection will have you completely hypnotized.

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The iHome Color Changing Collection features a variety of products including Bluetooth and wireless speakers, over the ear headphones, and alarm clocks. With this collection, iHome literally fills your life with color, and coolness. We’re completely head over heels with the Bluetooth Color Changing Rechargeable Headphones with Mic + Remote which color changing effects include color spectrum, favorite color, strobe to the beat, and color pulse.

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These visually stunning Bluetooth and wireless headphones (it comes with a detachable flat cable that stays tangle-free) display a full spectrum of colors including blue, cyan, green, yellow, red, and purple. The Bluetooth boast an on-ear remote control that allows you to adjust the track selection, control play, and pause, answer and end calls, and control volume. Great looks aside, the great sounding headphones offer a rich and detailed audio sound, feature a rechargeable battery with included USB cable to charge it and it works with any 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Another favorite from the iHome Color Changing Collection is the above speaker. Whether you’re looking to add some coolness factor to a dorm room or at home, you can’t go wrong with the Wireless Splash-Resistant Stereo Speaker + Built-in Power Bank. This geometrically-shaped portable speaker is seriously too cool for words. Bring the party and lots of style with you wherever you go with this color-changing beauty that allows you to stream audio (music and calls) wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled audio device. Thanks to its accompanying app, you can control the lighting effects and other functions, change to one of the six color modes to set the mood: Fast color blend, slow color blend, favorite color, EQ-style pulse to music, wave mode, and off. Its rechargeable internal lithium-ion battery allows you to enjoy up to 10 hours of music on the go. What more can you ask for!

For fans of all things small, iHome has the iBT682 Rechargeable Bluetooth Wireless Speakers (pictured in the second photo above) which has the features of the Wireless Splash-Resistant Stereo Speaker + Built-in Power Bank in a compact size. These powerful mini speakers, which fit in your hand, can be used together or separately (that’s right, you get two of these color changing, translucent speakers). Enjoy up to 8 hours of music without missing a call. For more powerful music in a small size, check out the below Bluetooth Color Changing Dual Alarm Clock FM Radio with USB Charging and Speakerphone.

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This Bluetooth-enabled alarm clock wirelessly streams music from your iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. It comes with a built-in mic, voice echo cancellation, answer and end call controls, FM radio with 6 presets, and two independent alarms that let you wake to either your playlist, FM radio or the built-in tone at separate times. It also features a USB port for charging both iOS and other devices, so you can enjoy your music while charging your device. This makes a great gift for any student who needs help waking up at home or at school.

All of these iHome Color Changing Collection products are available now at completely affordable prices. Nothing we’ve shared today is over $70.00. Great and very stylish technology at a great price. What are you thoughts on the iHome Color Changing Collection? Any favorite devices?

Back-to-School Style & Fall Fashion Trends from Kmart Fashion

It’s just about that time of cooler temperatures, and leaves changing color; and just as the trees get ready to change and shed their leaves, it is time to shed your summer wardrobe and replace it with fall looks. We’ve already showed you a few brand options and will continue with more like the labels available at Kmart. Today we highlight some of our favorite pieces from Route 66, Dream Out Loud, Sofia Vergara, Attention, and Jaclyn Smith.ROUTE 66 – We found ourselves intrigued by the fall tops and outerwear from the Route 66 fall 2014 offerings. With looks that are perfect for class, hanging out, and the weekend, you’re sure to find a few fall favorites. Details present is the collection include sheer, floral crochet, faux distressed leather sleeves, graphic sweatshirts and tees, and our favorite, splattered plaid effect.

DREAM OUT LOUD – while lace details dominated our clothing favorites from Dream Out Loud, we loved the tribal prints that were dominant in the bag collection. We loved the floral and plaid tops with lace inserts as layering pieces, they pair perfectly with jeans and would look great under the Dream Out Loud sheer Bomber Jacket. There’s more great back-to-school looks to be found here.

 

SOFIA VERGARA – you can always count on the Sofia Vergara collection to bring vibrant colors and sultry looks. We’re loving the pencil skirt with snakeskin print and its color block details, the moto-styled faux leather jacket, leggings with faux leather panels, and the abstract animal print pants.

ATTENTION – this remains our favorite label from Kmart because of its fresh, edgy offerings. This season, their outerwear is blowing us over. We love the modern take on classic car coat – it’s quilted, boasts striking gold-tone hardware and an asymmetrical zippered front. We loved the Merlot-hued jacket for its fusion of moto-style and bomber jacket details and our favorite, the beautiful camel-colored, color-block beauty. Tops and dresses are bold, eye-catching, and graphic, perfect for those who want to stand out.

BONGO – it’s all about standing out for the Bongo Fall 2014 collection, from clothing to shoes, they want you to make a statement with bold prints and abstract art-inspired pieces. Wear a floral print in a new way with the comfy sweatshirt with chiffon front panel, celebrate your edginess with a beaded and sparkly skull sweatshirt, show your wild side with a colorful animal print, and top it off with a printed shoe. These will certainly get the right attention walking the school halls.

JACLYN SMITH – we always associated the Jacklyn Smith label with an older set but with their fall 2014, we saw lots of hot trends and fresh, youthful and playful pieces. We’re in love with the adorable graphic puppy sweatshirt, the utility shirts with fun, all-over prints – we love the fox print, and we suggest also grabbing the gold leaf and the floral. Another favorite is the above chiffon shirt with the bird print on one side and graphic square print on the other, mixing prints is key this season and this shirt does it well. We love the addition of the purple tweed blazer draped over it for a chic look.

These are just a small sampling on what Kmart fashion has in store for you this fall.Check out a few more of Kmart’s fall 2014 offerings below.  Any favorite looks or pieces?

Tech Accessories You Shouldn’t Live Without from Logitech

We find there are several things that get us excited but none other than tech toys. We love checking out and sharing our experiences with new tech products or just highlighting cool gadgets, especially if there is a fashion aspect to it. We had the pleasure of attending a Logitech event to preview what’s coming for the holiday season and what tech accessories you shouldn’t live without, and we can’t wait to show you some of the amazing giftable gadgets Logitech has to offer. These make great gifts for back-to-school, birthdays, and the holiday season. Today we will be highlighting the small gifts that make everyday life a bit easier and fun.

Logitech® case+wallet – turn your phone case into a slim, stylish wallet to keep your Credit and/or Bank cards, Metrocard, Membership Rewards Cards, Cash and Business Cards, etc safe and cash at your fingertips. The +wallet boasts an instant magnetic coupling that instantly unites your phone and wallet into one pocket-friendly design with its Magnashield technology, which protects the contents of your wallet by creating a barrier to prevent demagnetization.

Logitech protection+ Case – bring extra protection and convenience to your Samsung Galaxy S®5 or Apple iPhone® 5 and iPhone® 5s with these slim, yet ultra-protective, outer shell phone cases with hard polycarbonate body with impact-resistant polymers in each corner and impact-absorbent channels. These cases also exceed the U.S. Military drop-test standard, protecting your phone from drops up to 1.8 meters high.

Logitech® +drive – make hands-free driving easy, and keep your phone secure and visible at the same time with the Logitech® case+drive. Mount the +drive to your windshield or dashboard and remove it with a flick of your wrist when you need it. Instant and magnetically adhere it to your iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s +Case for quick accessibility and visibility as you drive.

Logitech +trip – compatible with the +case with a hidden metal plate, the +trip quickly clips to any air vent in your car thanks to a magnet that securely holds your smartphone secure and in view.

Bemo Social Camera – stay in the moment as you capture it right from the palm of your hand and with one touch. Each camera is rugged, water-resistant, portable (clip it on your anywhere, hang it on a lanyard, or slip it easily into your pocket) and comes in three fun-loving colors.

We’re so excited to try the Bemo Social Camera, especially as NYFW is coming up next month. Who knows what exciting things we’ll capture on this little device. We’re also looking forward to showing you more from Logitech.

Kipling Celebrates #Back2Kipling Campaign & Back-to-School Collection w/ Megan Nicole

We’re happy to present some more back-to-school goodness to you, this time around it’s all about bags. Kipling, international bag, travel and accessories brand launched and celebrated their #Back2Kipling Campaign with Youtube sensation, Megan Nicole at The Old School. The Youtube darling performed an acoustic set of her top hits in the classroom setting as while the newest back-to-school products and campaign images were on display.

The just-in-time for back-to-school collection offers a range of backpacks, totes, cross-bodies, luggage, and accessories in Kipling’s signature, crinkle nylon. The collection’s color palette is inspired by the tropics and includes deep jewel tones and vibrant tribal prints in both new and returning styles.

The newest back-to-school products, shown above in displays of playful prints and lightweight functionality, was the perfect backdrop for Megan’s performances (a snippet of which you can see below). “Kipling always had an energetic vibe that I was excited to bring with me to school. The patterns are fresh and unique, which is what I look for in back-to-school style,” expresses Megan Nicole.

The Kipling Back-to-School Collection is now available on Kipling-USA.com, in select Macy’s department stores and authorized Kipling retailers nationwide, and in Kipling full-price retail stores in Aventura, FL; Doral, FL; Honolulu, HI; Beverly Hills, CA and San Juan, PR.

Back-to-School Style | Seventeen Magazine Launches Exclusive Fashion Collection at Sears

Seventeen Magazine readers are in for treat for Back-to-School shopping season. The fashion magazine has curated a collection of stylish apparel, accessories, and footwear to fit every girl’s style. This is the magazine’s first apparel and accessories collection and the publication, which influences and celebrates teen fashion, is the perfect periodical to launch this collection with. Boasting a mix of playful key trends and everyday pieces including printed leggings, denim vests, military jackets, flirty boho dresses, preppy cardigans, feminine blouses, and sporty casuals, the Seventeen Fashion Collection is designed to pay tribute to the various style personalities of seventeen’s readers.

Along with the aforementioned items, the Seventeen Fasnion Collection includes mixed metal, delicate, and statement jewelry, handbags and backpacks, and menswear-inspired and casual-chic footwear (love the ballet flats, floral sneakers and oxfords), for a total of 83 pieces. Many pieces from the collection are available now, at extremely affordable price points – all of the items retail for under $50.00.

We see teens falling head over heels for the adorable animal sweaters (featured above) and the graphic tops and tees with positive messages such as love, hope, brave, etc; the sweet and flirty dresses, the edgy printed jeggings, the abundance of layering pieces that compliment each other, and of course the amazingly affordable price.

The collection is produced by the Adjmi Apparel Group and is available at 450 Sears stores nationwide, as well as on Sears.com. In conjunction with the collection launch, specialty shops featuring Seventeen signage, charging stations and interactive elements, such as digital magazine content and social feeds will be available at 10 Sears locations. Continuing the social media aspect is the use of the hashtag #17Style across all social media outlets.

American Eagle Fall 2013 Collection

The phrase, “it’s all in the details” have never been truer than what we see in the American Eagle Fall 2013 Collection. Combining a bit glam and boho, the girly-girl with the tough chick, and rocker with romance, the AEO Fall collection continues to cater to their core customer. Their classic feminine silhouettes give a nod to the popular trend of mixing modern and vintage-inspired looks and has everything a back-to-school teen needs.
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This fall we see such details as lots of lace, crochet, shimmery and sheer fabrics, mixing sporty and feminine fabrications like chiffon panels in sweatshirts, etc. American Eagle also introduces new details like moto-stitching, zippered pockets, subtle deconstruction and vintage washes to their popular denim fits. They have also expanded their denim line to include two new silhouettes – the Kick Boot, a more refined version of their classic bootcut jean which features a more structured and subtly flared leg; and the Jegging Ankle, a super slim, sexier fitting jean.

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Along with their these two new denim fits, American Eagle also welcomed a collection of performance wear which takes you from the gym to hanging out. Featuring durable, gym-worthy fabrications in fashionable looks. My favorite pieces include the peplum workout tee and tank with sheer inserts and the drawstring Capri sweatpants.

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Last but certainly not least were the footwear offerings from American Eagle. Fall features styles to compliment all the cool American Eagle fall looks – from ballet flats and to wedge sneakers.

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What do you think of the American Eagle Fall 2013 Collection offerings this season? Any favorite pieces?