This gorgeous deconstructed strapless dress by designer Tracy Reese has that fresh, elegant feeling with an up to the minute edge. Perfect for a party, a spring al fresco dinner, or special event this frock will be sure to get you noticed. The cut of the dress is also flattering on numerous body shapes (something Reese is a master of). We can't talk about elegant looks without featuring the bow-belt. Instantly add a pop of color to any look with the addition of a flirty and figure-enhancing belt. This style from Forever 21 adds that classic touch (and the price is right). The perfect stiletto is a must. What's that saying—invest in quality footwear and purse? This pair of peep-toes at Neiman Marcus by Christian Louboutin are a special occasion shoe that's interesting, sexy and demure all in one! These will literally be in your closet forever (or until you wear out the signature red-bottom). No look is complete without a bag to throw all of your social musts-haves—iPhone, lip gloss, business cards, blotting tissues, breath mints, and whatever else. Pastels serve as neutrals this season and literally go with everything in your wardrobe. We are really loving this fab cross-body bag from Rebecca Minkoff at Piperlime (wearing a cross-body bag over a dress is really chic this season, or you can simply wear it on your shoulder). A little bling goes a long way. Add some sparkle and shine with a glittering necklace. How about something with a positive message such as this necklace from In Plush. It seems everything is pulled together with a swipe of your favorite gloss. Instantly brighten up your face and your mood with this fab gloss from L'Oreal. Add an alluring sheen to your lips—making them kissable (no lady in the big city should be without a prince). With argan oil and omega-3 this lip gloss not only looks great, but helps your lips stay über soft!
Spring is the perfect time to infuse vibrant color into your look! We here at Joonbug can't think of a better reason to do so than during the celebration of St. Patrick's Day! Whether you're attending a fun bar crawl, your local parade, or a festive party with close friends—it's time to don the green in a big way! So, raise your pint of Guinness, cheers!
With the holidays rapidly approaching, it seems as though women are not sure which sacrifices should be made in order to make more room in their budget for gift buying. Purchasing skin care and cosmetic products at your local drugstore is a great way to save money, while still continuing to enjoy a quality product. Beware, there are many impostors on the market, but if you choose the items listed below, you will be pleasantly surprised at how great these products really are.
Light, fresh eye makeup is a huge trend right now in the beauty world! Combining light shadows with dramatic, dark eyeliner and mascara is a classic look that was made popular by past beauties like Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy. Currently, modern day celebs, like Lauren Conrad, and fashionistas are rocking this look as if it never even left. Here's your step-by-step guide to creating the perfect light, big-eyed look:
Step 1: Start with an eye primer, try Shadow Insurance by Too Faced, to make sure your eye makeup stays perfect all day.
After some experimenting and hard researching, we've come up with the products that will make your skin feel silky smooth and won't melt off your face in 100 degree weather.
These foundations will easily battle the heat + oily skin in one shot. Here are our favorites!
1. BareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation
Our personal favorite. Buff your way to flawless skin that lasts all day. Plus it's got SPF! Great for combination skin.
-Go to www.bareescentuals.com for more details on the foundation and to make your purchase.
The celebrities have them. Disney characters have them. Now you can, too! Forget the expensive serums and lash extensions, here are some cost-effective ways to obtain glamorous lashes.
1. Makeup Forever Smokey Lash: This mascara is like magic in a tube, enough said. ($22 at Sephora)
2. Mod Lash: A fashionista must-have! Just under $5 at your local Walgreens, Mod Lash comes in several styles and can easily be applied with your fingers. Once applied, your lashes will look full and lovely, but most of all, your lashes will look real.
3. L'Oreal Lash Boosting Serum: It takes up to 4 weeks, but if used correctly, you will have ultra long and natural lashes. ($11.99 at Walgreens)
Doutzen Kroes doesn't fit the bill for most runway models. She has natural curves that "real" women can actually relate to. She was neither scouted nor discovered by a big name agent and she eats bread, cheese, and chocolate as she pleases. Yet she is still wildly sucessful and is renound as a world beauty.
Kroes curvy figure is a beacon of hope for those hoping to abolish the unhealthy model-thin standards. She has found great success as the former face of Calvin Klein Eternity, a L'Oreal spokeswoman, and most recently as one of the most recognizable Victoria's Secret angels. The Dutch native is not shy about voicing the issues she has faced as a more voluptuous model. She openly admitted as a member of the CFDA's round table discussion about too-skinny models that she does not do as many runway shows as she would like because she does not fit the sample size. But if her no. 5 ranking on Forbes' list of top earning models is any indication, models' waistlines and the number of runway shows Kroes books might be on the rise.
It's awards season once more, and what does that mean? Swag, swag and more swag. Everything from watches to gym memberships are handed out to celebrities and influential industry insiders. It is a chance to do some serious star sighting if you are fortunate enough to make it inside one of these gifts suites located at various swanky venues throughout the Los Angeles area. However, as a true fashionista and beauty product connoisseur, I was most excited by the latest and greatest in beauty and fashion on display. Not to mention, available for sampling.
At the House of Blues, Foundation Room I was delighted to see one of my favorite organic skin care lines, Eminence, debuting their newest "Berry Refined" products. With the help of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries skin is exfoliated and pores minimized, all with an aroma so enticing you might be tempted to taste each masque, peel and serum.
- Head to Mikimoto for the South Sea Collection Trunk Show, a presentation on an expanded selection of the world's finest South Sea pearls, including some of the rarest sizes and colors ever seen. Make an appointment to meet Mikimoto's world-renowned pearl expert, direct from Japan, to discuss how to select your perfect strand of pearls. Mikimoto, 730 Fifth Ave: 10:00AM to 5:30PM.
- Head to Takashimaya from Thursday through Saturday, for savings on all fall bedding, which will be 20 percent off. Customers will receive a $25 discount on any cosmetics purchase of $100 or more. On Saturday, all clothes and toys in the Baby Boutique will be 20 percent off, and light refreshments will be served. Takashimaya, 693 Fifth Ave., nr. 54th St: 10:00AM to 7:00PM