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For Your Next Fab Event….Rent The Runway!!!!

Wow, imagine the ultimate designer wardrobe.  I many really imagine this.  95 designers at your beck-in-call.  No matter what the event is, you have the hottest outfits and accessories, by the hottest designers, readily available to you.  Sounds to good to be true right??  Well it isn’t.   At renttherunway.com, you can do just that.

Renttherunway.com is the brainchild of Jennifer Hyman, and Jennifer Fleiss (This is not a typo,  they both have the same first name.  To make it simple, they go by Jenn and Jenny!)  They wanted to create a community designed to fill the needs of women who know and love high fashion and who want to look glamorous for all their nights out and experiment with new brands without having to spend a fortune.  Users benefit from the expertise of professional stylists and the shared wisdom of like-minded fashion-forward members. Through exclusive relationships with top designers, is able to continually update its stock with the latest pieces. And to think: it all started with that age-old complaint: I don’t have anything to wear. Now you do, and you’re going to look amazing!

So how does renttherunway.com work?  It’s really quite simple. 

You choose the date of your event, your size, and zip code of where you want your dress shipped.  You go through the available dresses by price, style, occassion and even body type.   Go to the calendar and choose from the available dates.  Make sure to order a day or two before the event, to assure your dress arrives on time.  The day after the event, simply drop the dress or accessory, in the mail with the pre-paid envelope that you will receive.

It’s as simple as LOVE, WEAR, RETURN!!!  ~smooches Dah-lings~

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Become….Shopping Your Way!!!!

Online shoppers love finding exactly what they want online and Become.com provides shoppers with the comparison shopping technology and large selection of products to do it! Save time and money through Become.com’s comparison shopping site and shop for online discounts and the lowest prices from name brand retailers. From diamond rings to smart phones, find the best online deals and the lowest price on Become.com!

Below are a few listed items at Become.com.  Check them out, and see what you think. 

1.  For those Lacoste lovers, here you can find Lacoste Classic Pique Polo Shirts.   Shipping is free, so take advantage of this awesome offer.

2.  Now for the outdoor enthusiast, and shoe lover, the Merrell Mica Women’s sandals are a must have.  Some of these sandals are as much as 33% off of retail.  And of course, shipping is free.

3.   Not to leave anyone out,  Become.com even has awesome prices on feminine voile plus size shirts.  Some of these shirts are as much as 60% off retail prices.

4.  For the Faux Mink Coat lovers, you can find incredible prices on your faux mink.  Some as much as 40% off.

So as you can see, there’s a little something for everybody.  Simply go to Become.com and let the shopping begin!!!

Andre Walker Launches his own Hair Care Line!!!!

Well Lady O’s hair dresser of 25 years, has finally launched his own Hair Care products.  Andre Walker has partnered with HSN to debut his line.  The collection, which was recently added to Oprah’s annual “My Favorite Things” list, consist of a keratin shampoo and conditioner, a shine serum and a double-ended hair makeup wand, formulated for all hair types, including Caucasian, Latin, African-American, bleached, color-treated, fine, coarse, smooth, straight and curly.

About Andre Walker: Andre Walker, seven-time Emmy Award winner, recipient of the Pivot Point L.E.O Award and personal stylist to Oprah! Andre is a native of Chicago. Andre won a styling competition that earned him a scholarship to Pivot Point International. His education and training there helped Andre become one of the most respected and famous hair stylists in the industry. Upon graduation, Andre went on to work for some of Chicago’s finest salons before opening his own salon in 1982, where has had many celebrities as clients.

In 1985 Andre joined the “Oprah” staff full-time, and has been with her ever since. His responsibilities have expanded to include many aspects of Oprah’s public image from hair to wardrobe.

Check out  Andre Walker’s new line, which has already become a great success.

Fabulous!!! Glamorous!!!! Celebrate!!!

CELEBRATE the NEW YEAR with parties full of GLAM and an air of sophistication.  Let’s start by refreshing our FAB GLAM REPERTOIRE. Almost all of us are pressed for time and don’t have hours or even an hour to do our makeup. So I have compiled some tips for getting ready for that fabulous party or just a trip to the grocery store, no matter how rushed you are.  No matter what, it’s all about celebrating you.  

1.   Start Fresh ~ Before you do anything else, make sure your skin is well cleansed and moisturized. Don’t even think about just adding some more makeup on top of what you have on. Trust me, this will only take a few minutes but the results will justify spending the time. Take your makeup off; the makeup remover wipes are fantastic to remove makeup in a hurry.

Rinse your face with water, and then add moisturizer. You may find that the moisturizer you used in winter may be too heavy for summer, especially if you are outdoors, so opt for an oil free moisturizer. In summer a lot of women find tinted moisturizers an excellent choice.

2.  The Right Foundation ~ You must remember that your foundation is not a mask. Your foundation is designed to even out your skin tone and hide any blemishes, but most of all it must look natural. Use a foundation type that you find the easiest to apply in a hurry.  If you find liquid foundations too fussy, opt for a powder foundation. Generally anything that can be applied with a makeup sponge or a brush is quick and easy to apply.

3.  Healthy Holiday Glow ~ Brush Bronzing Powder over the top of your foundation or tinted moisturizer for an instant healthy holiday glow. For this, use a large round brush, dip it into your Bronzing Powder and then knock the base of the brush against a hard surface. This will disperse the powder from the tip of the brush allowing you to get a very natural looking glow all over the face. Remember to take the Bronzing Powder past your jaw line, down your neck and even down your cleavage if you are wearing a revealing top.

4.  Eye Bright ~ This winter, the smoky eye is in.  Make your eyes the centre of attention with a little sparkle. Choose one color that is most flattering for you.  With shimmery eye shadows it is always best to stick to the one color unless you are very experienced in application and blending. This will also cut down on the application time. Apply the shadow starting above your eyelashes and take it up just past the crease in your eyelid. Blend lightly so you don’t have a visible line.

5.  Line Right ~ An eyeliner is a must for well-finished eye makeup. Draw a line as close to your lashes as you can and follow it up with a very dark eye shadow applied with a narrow brush. This will not only even out the liner and give you a smoky look but it also seals the pencil line so it won’t budge through the night. If you are very game and you still have a bit of time you can apply liquid liner over the top. This makes for a very intense, dramatic look and it ensures that nothing will budge your eyeliner.

6.  Frame Well ~ Don’t forget your mascara. This is worth spending a minute on, as your lashes will frame your eyes to perfection. If the day or night is going to be hot, it is best to use a waterproof mascara, just to be on the safe side. Use a mascara that is not more than 3 months old (for hygiene reasons). Wipe the end of the mascara wand to remove any excess product and start applying it to the center of the top lashes by gently wriggling it between the hairs and moving up to the ends. Repeat this a couple of times then move to the corners of the eyes, first the inner corner then the outer corner. Do not apply mascara to the lower lashes. The transfer from your top lashes when you blink is enough.

7.  Killer Pout ~ Lip Glosses are the perfect way to finish off your party look. Not only are they quick and easy to apply, they are very glamorous too. Lip Glosses also make your lips appear fuller. You can either get a colored gloss or use a clear gloss over your lipstick.

If you are using a colored gloss apply foundation to your lips first. This will hold your lip-gloss to your lips well. Then apply your lip-gloss the following way: instead of putting gloss on like you do lipstick (from left to right, top then bottom); first apply gloss to the middle of your bottom lip only. Rub lips together.

This will keep gloss from going on too thickly. Then if more is needed apply to bottom lip only again, until the desired look is achieved. If you are using a clear gloss over your lipstick, give your lipstick a minute on your lips to settle then follow the application rules as above.

As they say practice makes perfect, but even with limited experience you can follow these steps to achieve a beautiful, fresh looking makeup that you can accomplish in 15 minutes.  Enjoy, and be fierce at your next event.  ~smooches Dah-ling~

Singer Teena Marie dead at 54 (via This Just In)

Yes, Lady T has passed on!!!! Some of her popular songs were “Lovergirl,” “Portuguese Love,” “Ooo La La La,” and “I’m a Sucker for Your Love.”  RIP Teena Marie!!! 

Teena Marie, an award-winning singer-songwriter known for her R&B performances, has died, her manager said Sunday. The performer was 54. … Read More

via This Just In

Fab Parties…No Invitation!!!


So, it’s that time of the year where there are all kinds of parties, gatherings, get togethers and everything else.  From Christmas parties, to New Year’s Eve parties, it is on.  Some of these fabulous parties, you will be invited to, and some of them, you won’t.  So here’s the scenario.  Your friend is having the hottest Christmas party in town, and guess what???  You weren’t invited.

Your thoughts???  “I thought we were BFF’s.  I thought we were at least cool.  I thought she/he liked me.”  I mean this was your road dawg.  Your ace-boon-coon.  Y’all did everything together, and yet, you did not get that coveted invitation.

You know what???  Don’t even sweat it, cause the truth of the matter is, you didn’t have the money anyway.   Money for what???  Money to buy a new outfit, shoes, accessories, and getting your hair did.  You know, the works.  On top of that, you would have had to buy a gift for the host/hostess which is yet, more money out-of-pocket. 

Such is life.  Take it with a grain of salt, and keep it moving!!!  It is what it is.  Believe it or not, people won’t invite you to their affairs, simply because they are jealous of you.  You are fabulous and not everybody can accept that.  I know rejection is something that we don’t like, but it happens.  

So in this situation, where the so-called friend didn’t invite you, consider it a blessing.  They weren’t a true friend to begin with.  Not only that, think of all that money you just saved.  Your wallet will thank you, and you will thank you later!!!

Merry Christmas to all, and may you have a happy and prosperous New Year!!!! ~Smooches Dah-ling~

Handbags, Handbags, Everywhere!!!

Well now that you know that I have a new favorite website (LOL), let’s dig even deeper into some of the designer products that Bluefly.com carries.  Right now, I’m going to concentrate on my favorite, which are handbags.  There are three in particular that I’m going to focus on.  I’m sure out of the three designers listed below, one of these designer bags I know you want, if not all.

1.  Prada ~ origins began in Milan in 1913 as a luxury leather goods company.  In the 1980’s the granddaughter of the Prada legacy, began to develop and market an innovative line of fashion accessories eventually followed by a line of ready-to-wear clothes and footwear.  She bought the company to the Prada that we know today.  Okay, so that was just a little history, so you can see how the awesomeness of how Prada began.  Check out Prada handbags and accessories, and get them 20% less at Bluefly.com.

2.  Rebecca Minkoff ~ hit the fashion scene in 2001 with the launch of her 5 piece apparel line, but began her handbag business in 2005 with her Morning After bag, which was an instant success.  Rebecca Minkoff has become the #1 independent accessories designer in the United States.  Offered at the Bluefly.com for 40% off of retail, Rebecca Minkoff’s handbags are worth checking out.  

3.  Marc Jacobs ~ Well as you know in my earlier blog, Marc Jacobs has got it going on.  His handbags, are what every girl wants.  I don’t know a girl today who does not either own a Marc Jacobs bag, or longs to own one.  His style is classy, elegant and chic.  And as you know, you can find his handbags for 20% off of retail. 

 Okay, so those are my takes.  Any of the three , I would most certainly wear on my arm.  Now it’s time for your feedback.   I’d love to know what you think. 

Until next time…..~smooches Dah-ling~

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