Halloween is just two days away and if you are still in need of a costume idea, I highlighted a few DIY favorites on TODAY. You can watch the segment below and click here for more information.
It’s an unseasonal 72 degrees here in NYC but cold weather is on the way and that unfortunately means dry, flaky skin! Get a jump-start on your beauty routine with this week’s win it, a bag chock full of apple-scented goodies by Fruits & Passion. The winner will receive everything in the pic above, from fresh foaming bath gel to body butter and hand creme, all wrapped up in a cute tote.
To win, follow me on Twitter and Retweet the contest mention. The winner will be announced tomorrow (10/29) at 5pm EST.
*Sorry, USA only.
If you’re stuck for a last minute Halloween costume, that closet full of clothes you never get to wear can be the perfect place to shop. To save you time I gathered up some of the most identifiable photos of this year’s biggest celebs. Gather a few items from around the house (or perhaps a grandmother’s house in the case of the Betty White costume!) and you’ll not only end up with a buzz-worthy costume in a few simple steps but you’ll also be making good use of what you already own.
When shopping for stylish shoes it’s easy to breeze past the athletic section without giving it a second thought but if you look a little closer you might be surprised– dozens of designers are doling out sleek sneaker options that can make quite the fashion statement. Also be sure to check out haute high tops (below) by UES, which have recently strolled into the closets of celebs like Carmen Electra, Fergie & Gwen Stefani.
I’ve taken almost every beauty product available for a test drive (see some of my recent favorites in the TODAY Show segment below) but sometimes I like to turn to those around me to uncover hidden gems in the makeup market! I asked the girls who work with me to divulge their can’t live without items:
Melanie: Covergirl Fruit Spritzers Lipgloss in Fig Splash, $5.49 “It’s incredibly moisturizing and the color goes with everything.”
Gabby: Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, $24.00 “I don’t have one so I have to steal it from my mom.”
Stefani: Olay Regenerist Eyeroller, $16.99 “It de-poofs my eyes and then it evaporates without leaving any residue.”
Maggie: Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar, $38.00 “I’ve been using it since college…it’s the best.”
Elizabeth: L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara, $7.99, “People always ask if I’m wearing false eyelashes–you can build the layers on really thick.”
For today’s minute buzz, I wanted to share some top tools intended to give you the best blow dry possible. Check it out above and click here for more info!
Lately I’ve been having a rust moment, from a good pair of ruddy-colored riding boots to a chic brown belt layered over black. The tobacco tone’s been spotted on runways, adding a bit of a western vibe to designer collections and you can add that same trendy twist to your outfit with the Nine West tote that I’m giving away this week! To win, follow me on Twitter and Retweet the contest mention. The winner will be announced tomorrow (10/22) at 5pm EST.
*Sorry, USA only.
As I mentioned this morning on The TODAY Show, I’ve always considered fall the “season of the painted face”. With the holidays coming up, it’s a great time to experiment with new tools and try different trends. Check out my segment for a few of my favorite finds and click here for more information.
You’ve got a drawer full of ‘em…why not put them to fashionable use? Dark, printed and even holiday socks can add an extra something to an ensemble–the key here is keeping it cohesive, just like pairing a tube sock with a sneaker.
Besides being comfortable, hoodies are such a hit because they can function as both your innerwear and outerwear during cooler weather. The only downside is that our casual companions don’t always look so chic, so why not upgrade to a more fashionable version of the favorite? Pair with jeans or leggings and boots and you’re good to go!
I was looking through old Halloween photos and thought it would be fun to share a few in hopes that they inspire some creativity. From left, Halloween ’07 Miss Piggy, ’08 Bird and ’09 Hello Kitty. Be sure to tune into the TODAY Show on Friday, October 29 to see who I chose to channel this year!
Thrift stores are one of the most under-utilized resources in the styling world. Sure they can be a bit intimidating, but if you learn what to look for, you can end up with truly unique pieces. Here are my top 4 items to track down when it comes to vintage and why.
• Handbags are great for those testing the waters in the second hand world; they’re easy to clean up and can seamlessly blend into a modern wardrobe.
• Jackets are historically the star of designer collections, so you’ll find the signature styles of past eras epitomized in old-school outerwear.
• Belts, especially leather, tend to look better with age so scoop up these antique accents without the hefty price tag.
• Scarves with bright prints and bold patterns are usually in plentiful supply at resale shops. Take advantage of those who’ve given them away and add a retro pop around your neck or to your handbag.
This week’s Minute Buzz with KLG & Hoda featured a special (and might I add adorable) guest–the newest addition to the TODAY family, producer Tammy’s baby Ashlyn! Watch the video above for some cute and clever buys for newborns and visit the allDAY blog for product info.