Valentine’s Day Edition: Beauty Gift Ideas for Him and Her

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and we know there are still quite a few of you that have no idea what to get for yourself…and by get for yourself I mean get for your loved one(s). *insert wink*

Have no fear, the team over at Bloomingdale’s has got you covered. You still have time to ship or pick up in-store. We took a moment to hand pick a few His and Her items in the beauty arena that you…OK or that special someone…will love!

Browse through these HOT items below:



‘Missoni’ Eau de Parfum by Missoni


Velour Lovers Lip Color in Joy, Joie de Vivre Collection by Laura Mercier


Maxi Lash Mascara Set by Guerlain


Skin Illusion Blush in Golden Havana by Clarins


LUNA™ Mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush by FOREO



The Original Eau de Parfum by Eight and Bob


Mini Print Dopp Kit by Paul Smith


Cologne Soap Gift Set by HERMÈS


Shave Tonic by Baxter Of California


Sonic System Deep Cleansing Brush by Clinique For Men


2017 Holographic Beauty Must-Haves!

The Holographic beauty trend is back like it never left….think Jem, My Little Pony and Lisa Frank. The runways and magazines have been talking about this trend for months. Well it’s finally here….and available for you in everything ranging from highlighters to make up bags.

We’ve selected some cool holographic must-haves you should definitely incorporate into your 2017 hauls. For those who just want subtle participation, to the full on Unicorn Glitter Divas, there is something out there for everyone.

Check these products out below, available now at Sephora:

neo-limelightThe Neo Limelight Highlighter by Kevyn Aucoin


Face Time Complexion Brush Set by Sephora Collection


La Vie En Rose Nail Polish by Deborah Lippman


Holographic Tweezer by TWEEZERMAN


PRO Dimensional Highlighting Palette by Sephora Collection


Frosted Light – The Weekender by Sephora Collection


Lip Lustre gloss in Amethyste by Surratt Beauty


Minimergency® Kit For Her – Silver Hologram by Pinch Provisions

T-Touch II: Tissot teams up with NBA Star Tony Parker

NBA Star Tony Parker gets in touch with his inner designer as he takes us through an intimate walkthrough of his Tissot T-Touch II watch in this new video.

The T-Touch II is perfect for those active, adventurous spirits. Its functionality equals that of professional sports instruments and includes 13 features such as an altimeter, backlight, perpetual calendar, two time zones, two alarms and more.

Choose from a solid stainless steel or titanium bracelet, a black rubber or an orange silicone strap. The tactile scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating protects the Swiss Made quartz ETA movement.

For more information and to see more watches from Tony Parker’s Collection, visit

Fashion Week Emergencies Solved With Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids!

We hit the streets of this year’s Fashion Week NYC in search of anyone in need of a little stylish First Aid….or  just anyone who wanted to add a trendy addition to their ensemble. Check out the fun Cynthia Rowley Band-Aid Fashion Emergency Photos by clicking on the image below:

….and don’t forget, there’s only 20 days left to enter the Fashion Malfunction Contest. Submit your worst fashion emergency story for the chance to win a $2,500 Cynthia Rowley fashion spree and styling session. Check out to enter now!

The Body Shop: Helping To Change Our World Through Beauty

During this year’s Fashion’s Night Out in New York, The Body Shop hosted an exclusive event at their Broadway location to introduce the launch of their NEW Extra Virgin Minerals Collection, Shimmer Cubes and Carbon Eye Definers. Celebrity Makeup artist Shawnelle Prestidge was on hand to provide us with Gorgeous makeovers to help prep us for the night’s festivities, while also sharing a few of tips on how to create a variety of looks using this new collection.

Shawnelle is known for her amazing work as Blackbook Magazine’s Beauty Editor, as well as her skill of painting the faces of top celebs including Kate Moss and Zoe Saldana. During the makeovers, Shawnelle showed us how to achieve her Top 2 beauty trends for Fall: Smoky eyes and the Mod wing-tipped liner look. However, this season she highlighted swapping out your basic black for palettes of navy, gray, green or brown, to help transform these looks from special occasion to everyday.

The Shimmer Cubes definitely help make it convenient for you to achieve the smoky eye look because you get all 4 shadows in one palette! Its compact, and fits right inside your already overstuffed make up bag. The Carbon Eye Definers come with a built-in line smudger on the end, so now you can create multiple looks with just one pencil.

What makes the Body Shop collection stand out from other beauty brands is their commitment to The Community Fair Trade Program. 100% of the ingredients used to make these products are derived from Fair Trade Communities, and your purchase helps workers in such countries as Ghana, India, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Italy. In addition to helping improve financial conditions in other parts of the world, your purchase also helps you improve the quality of ingredients that you use on your skin.

The collection is composed of a variety of natural elements including pure cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and marula oil. The extra virgin olive oil helps moisturize the skin, while the marula oil helps the Shimmer Cube pigments glide on easier and last much longer, compared to other brands.

The foundations, available in 12 shades, use a non-irritating formula, and are fragrance and paraben-free. This makes the line suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and blemished skin. They come in creme, liquid and loose powder formulas, so it is easy to choose the right product for your foundation needs. This foundation range will launch in stores in October 2011.

These products range in price from $13-25 and can be found at The Body Shop retail locations as well as


Ever dreamed of meeting Fashion Icon Cynthia Rowley? Well here’s your chance….

BAND-AID® Brand and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley are joining forces to fix your fashion emergencies and celebrate the mass retail launch of BAND-AID® Brand by Cynthia Rowley Adhesive Bandages.  A traveling “Glambulance” will hit the streets during New York City Fashion Week, offering solutions to all your style woes. This repurposed ambulance will be fully equipped with a hair stylist, seamstress, make-up artist Mickey Williams, and fashionable First-Aid supplies.

Glambulance Locations

Thursday, September 8th, 4pm-12am (Fashion’s Night Out): Stationed at 5th Ave (between 56th and 57th St.)

Friday, September 9th, 1pm-9pm (Date of Cynthia Rowley Show): Stationed at 65th & Broadway

        *Cynthia Rowley will be making a guest appearance at the Glambulance on Fashion’s Night Out on Sept.8th between the hours of 4:30-6pm.

Facebook Contest

In addition to meeting the designer, you can also enter the Fashion Malfunction Facebook Contest during Fashion Week and tell us your worst fashion emergency story for the chance to win a $2,500 Cynthia Rowley fashion spree and styling session. Check out for more details.

Make sure to follow Cynthia Rowley on Twitter @Cynthia_Rowley and use the #glambulance hash tag. Become a fan of BAND-AID® Brand on Facebook for Glambulance updates.

The BAND-AID® Brand by Cynthia Rowley Adhesive Bandages come in a variety of 7 designs, including gems, sequins, lace, gold chains and a runway show. They will be available on starting September 8th, and at mass retailers in December 2011, at a suggested retail price of $4.25. 

Madres y Comadres: KMart x YouTube Celebrate Latina Heritage

KMart launches the first brand-produced U.S. Hispanic video series distributed through YouTube. Connecting with Hispanic moms, Madres y Comadres (Madre meaning mother, and ‘Comadre’ which translates to a mother’s close female friend that she confides in), is an eight-part original Spanish-language miniseries focused on Hispanic mothers and the unique challenges they face raising a family in America while also remaining true to their Hispanic identity.

The webisodes (helmed by Alberto Ferreras known best for his long-running “Habla” series on HBO Latino) are styled similar to ‘telenovelas’. A custom YouTube channel has launched, in partnership with Google, as the hub for the series.

“Kmart is a heritage brand with a rich history in America. We’re passionate about the diversity of our customer base and excited about the opportunity to speak directly with our Hispanic customers while celebrating their culture and traditions,” said Mark Snyder, chief marketing officer, Kmart.

“The first episode of Madres y Comadres launched this month just in time for back to school and aligns with the recently launched Latina Smart Facebook page, allowing Kmart to develop a deeper relationship with Hispanic women who are both tech savvy, yet underserved from a content perspective.”

The scripted series is accompanied by twelve video interviews with real Hispanic moms from Mexico, Peru, Guatemala and Colombia coping with the nuances of raising American children in a traditional Hispanic household.

In celebration of Madres y Comadres, I will be hosting a drawing this weekend for one lucky reader to win a FREE $50.00 KMart gift card! You can use it to grab a few pieces from Sofia Vergara’s new line, snag some hair products or maybe even a few organizers for that enormous collection of beauty products you’ve accumulated. (LOL)

To enter the drawing, simply leave a comment on the post below and send me an email with “Madres y Comadres” in the subject line.

That’s it! Deadline for all entries is Sunday, August 28th at 11:59PM EST.

Check out this new series at or follow on Twitter @madresycomadres

¡Bellezas Buena Suerte!