H&M Celebrates New David Beckham Bodywear Campaign

Apologies first for making you stop dead in your tracks with the amazingly sexy images of David Beckham from H&M’s David Beckham Bodywear Campaign, but I do need you to scroll down for a moment – what comes after is worth the brief aversion of your eyes
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To celebrate the launch of the second ad campaign for the David Beckham Bodywear Collection, H&M is hosting a David Beckham statue stunt and giveaway throughout the country! As of yesterday, August 16th, nine 10-foot statues of the gorgeous soccer star was placed in hot spots throughout New York City (above in the Flatiron District and below in Central Park and South Street Seaport), Los Angeles, and San Francisco. To win exciting prizes and giveaways from H&M, all you have to do is snap a picture on Instagram with your favorite Beckham statue anytime from August 16th through August 19th, and tag it with #HMBeckham for the chance to win one of 100 mini, limited edition David Beckham statues (your own mini David Beckham); one of ten pairs of signed David Beckham underwear; and the grand prize which includes $1,000 H&M shopping spree! See statue locations below:

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New York City:
South Street Seaport
FlatIron, 5th Avenue & 23rd Street
Fifth Avenue between 58th Street & 59th Street
H&M Store at Lexington Avenue & 59th Street
H&M Store at Fifth Avenue & 51st Street
H&M Store at Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street

Los Angeles:
Hollywood and Highland
H&M Store at the Beverly Center

San Francisco:
Union Square

Can’t get to the above locations during those dates? You have a second chance to take a picture with Beckham from August 20th to August 31st at H&M store locations throughout the above mentioned cities. Follow @HMUSA on Twitter and visit HMBeckham.com for details on other great ways to win rewards! The contest will be live on HMBeckham.com for residents of the U.S. until August 31st. All winners will be selected at random.

To get your hands on the David Beckham Bodywear collection for H&M, visit all U.S. stores that carry H&M menswear. From August 16th through August 19th, customers have the opportunity to receive 20% off their entire purchase at H&M when they buy an item from the David Beckham Bodywear collection!

Fashion and Flattery: Donna Morgan Fall 2012 Collection

Donna Morgan continues to deliver fashionable and flattering womenswear for the chic urban woman. The Donna Morgan Fall 2012 Collection features looks ranging from bold colors and prints to subtle and muted tones. Classic silhouettes such as wrap dresses, sheaths, maxis delight in brilliant colors and playful prints. As with all Donna Morgan’s dresses, much attention is focused on a great fit and flattering of a woman’s natural curves.

Standout looks from the Donna Morgan Fall 2012 Collection include the very elegant color block Peplum dress, a colorful 60’s-inspired sheath with Nehru collar and a very sophisticated muted gold faux wrap dress. The collection also focuses on lots of details, from strategically placed shirring, sweet peter pan collars, cap sleeves, lace inserts, etc.

Whether you go for a style that’s more curve hugging or a more relaxed silhouette, the Donna Morgan Fall 2012 Collection will not disappoint you. We loved every single look from this collection and we know you will as well. The range of options the collection offers to the stylish fashionista is stunning. We promise you won’t find a look that you won’t love. We are and will continue to drool over our favorites. Do you ladies see some Donna Morgan looks you’d love to add to your wardrobe? Which items from the Donna Morgan Fall 2012 Collection is your favorite look?

Step into Spring in S.I.C. Couture

The season of wearing fun, flirty dresses is upon us and S.I.C. Couture has several looks that are sure to get you ready for all the special events this season brings upon us. Whether you’re attending a wedding, graduation, celebratory lunch or dinner with mom and dad for Mother’s and Father’s Day or any other special occasions that might come up, take a look at S.I.C. Couture‘s beautiful and sophisticated styles. You will see some beautiful looks available in a variety of colors and silhouettes and you just might find your perfect dress.

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Featured above are just some of the chic, flirty and feminine dresses from S.I.C. Couture:

Cowl Back Dress with Gathered Skirt – classic and chic at the front but very sexy in the back. Great way to leave a lasting impression
The Angela Dress  – nothing beats a perfect LBD and this sleeveless beauty fits all the criteria
The Julia Dress in Mint (a hot spring color) – sweet and delicate, a perfect look for any afternoon wedding
The Bethenny Dress – simple yet sexy silhouette with a great pleated detail on the skirt

TIGI Launches Hair Reborn Collections

One of my favorite hair brands, TIGI (I’m a huge fan of their Catwalk Sleek Mystique Haute Iron Spray) has launched a new collection of hair products created to restore, revive and awaken your hair, bringing you back to healthy looking, shiny hair – your hair, REBORN.

The complete collection features products for three hair types – Weak, Damaged Hair, Normal to Dry Hair and Frizz Prone Hair. As someone who is a victim of frizzy hair (humidity is my enemy), the below Frizz Prone Collection of hair products was recommended for me

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This Hyper-Distilled formula contains Seriseal Silk Protein and acts like as a silk mesh between the hair fibers, binding down the cuticle for exceptional manageability. The result is velvet smooth with a luminous shine that lasts up to 14 days. Products in this journey include Treatment of Smoothing, Sublime Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner and Smoothing Texture Refine Masque.


WEAK, DAMAGED HAIR

The above products are for weak, damaged hair. As someone who always blow drys, colors and straighten her hair, some products from this colelction were also suggested to repair the damage I’ve done. This formula with Hyper-Distilled technology contains ProLipid 3 – a complex made up of Keratin , Keravis, and Babassu Oil. The ProLipid 3 assists in rebuilding protein levels deep within the core of the hair fiber and helps protect from future damage. Hair is restored to its strongest after 30 days. Products in this journey include Deep Restoration Shampoo and Conditioner, Reparative Nocturnal Therapy (treats damage as you sleep), and Treatment of Restoration.

NORMAL TO DRY HAIR

If you have normal to dry hair, the above products are for you. This Hyper-Distilled technology and MicroMarine compound (sea kelp, aloe vera, babassu oil, green tea polyphenols) is high in lipid content. In dry hair, it targets and helps replenish lost lipids for weightless moisturization. The result is sublime hair that is hydrated and has luminous shine for at least 7 days. Products include Treatment of Moisture Balance, Hydra-Synergy Shampoo and Conditioner, and Time Extend Moisture Lotion.

For more information on the three TIGI Hair Reborn collections, visit http://www.tigihairreborn.com.

Summer Must-Read Book | “Where We Belong” by Emily Giffin

One of my favorite authors of what most call “Chick Lit” is finally coming out with another summer beach read. Emily Giffin, best selling author of the Something Borrowed (which became a motion picture movie starring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, etc), follow-up, Something Blue, Baby Proof and my favorite, Love the One You’re With, is coming out with the highly anticipated, Where We Belong.

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Where We Belong is an “unforgettable story of two women the families that make them who they are, and the longing, loyalty and love that binds them together.” In this book, we get to meet Marian Caldwell and Kirby Rose. Marian is a thirty-six yr old TV Producer who believes her life is just as she wants it to be…until she opens her door one night. Kirby is a determined eighteen yr old who holds a key to the past Marian thought she left behind. “As the two women embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves—a place that we may have willed ourselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever.”

Naturally, I’m ecstatic I got my hands on an advance copy at the Spa Week Media Event, which allowed us to get a copy signed by Emily Giffin herself. Where We Belong will be released on July 24th (you can pre-order a copy at Amazon.com) but meanwhile, why not get acquainted with Emily Giffin’s other books (pictured below), which are all available now

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American Eagle Summer 2012 Collection

For Summer 2012, American Eagle continues to bring bold colors, soft feminine styles and lively patterns. The American Eagle Summer 2012 Collection features fun and flirty looks that capture the exciting and carefree days of summer. Expect to see lots of girly styles, silhouettes and fabrics, light layering, mixing of prints and colors – not a surprise since this summer’s collection is inspired by the theme “live loud” and the Coachella Music Festival.
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Crocheted and lace dresses were belted, shorts were paired with wide knit tops, thin spaghetti strap crop tops and crocheted tops; Rompers were seen in floral prints, summer scarves in various prints, colors and lengths were paired with dresses, shorts, etc, lacy tank tops in bright colors, floppy wide brimmed hats were paired with just about everything (a must have sun-shielding accessory for women at Coachella); relaxed silhouettes, fun looks and playful colors are the essences of this collection and I’m sure we will see many pieces from this collection throughout the summer. One of my favorite looks from the collection wasn’t a piece, it was the fact that the fun graphic prints were seen in shorts, tops and accessories.

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Aerie is collaborating with Filter magazine on a pre-festival party on April 12th and April 19th for celebs and other Coachella attendees and (per a poster at the summer preview) American Eagle will host a Live Loud Tour July 7th, 2012.

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What are your thoughts on the American Eagle Summer 2012 Collection? Will you be attending the American Eagle Live Loud Tour concert?

Rimmel London’s New Spring Product Launches

This season, Rimmel London has the hottest new beauty looks. Coming out of London are bright, beautiful emphasized eyes offset by a gorgeous natural glow. With high impact eyeshadow shades, a precision liner, an ultra-plumping mascara and custom cheek color, Rimmel London’s latest collection has everything you need to spotlight your eyes, accentuate your cheeks and get noticed this spring.

Volume Flash ScandalEyes Mascara ($6.99) – Get scandalous lashes that cause a stir with this ultra volume-boosting formula that gives even the skimpiest of lashes a shaped, plumped, exaggerated finish. The secret? Scandal’Eyes Mascara is made with a supersized blend featuring triple the collagen and keratin of other mascaras on the market, and a flexible new MaxDensity brush that’s longer, wider, denser and 50% bigger than Rimmel’s biggest brush. Instantly, lashes appear up to 12 times fuller and outrageously exaggerated. Available in Black and Extreme Black


Glam’Eyes HD Eyeshadow ($5.99) – The boldest eyeshadow pigments you’ve ever seen, packed with multi-reflective pigments, each intense, vibrant eyeshadow shade coats lids in dazzling color. The dual-use shadows work wet or dry, allowing you to customize your color. Impervious to creases and smudging, the ultra-glam shadows last up to ten hours, taking you from daytime pretty to nighttime knockout. Available in Black Cab, English Oak, Royal Blue, Green Park, English Rose, Purple Reign, Heart Of Gold, and True Union Jack.

Match Perfection 3 Tone Blush ($4.97) – Wake up your face with a flush of customized natural cheek color. Featuring three shades in one, Match Perfection 3 Tone Blush features Smart-Tone technology that adapts to your unique skin tone and blue sapphire pigments for radiant true-to-you color. The blendable formula makes harsh lines a thing of the past and expert sculpting easier than ever. Available in Light, Light/Medium, Medium, Medium/Dark at Walmart.

Exaggerate Eye Liner ($6.00) – Pin-point precision eye definition, this breakthrough liquid liner features an ultra-fine felt tip designed to absorb maximum liquid liner and deposit intense pigment for bold, exact application and majorly amplified eyes. Made with moisturizing sorbitol and glycerin, the gentle blend not only beautifies eyes, it cares for sensitive lids too. Available in Black.