Archives for January 2011

Fashion’s Night Out Items

If you love Vogue's Fashion's Night Out (much like I do) but didn't get a chance to purchase a Fashion's Night Out shirt or sweater, then you'll absolutely love the Condé Nast Store that features FNO T-shirts, sweaters, an umbrella, and a tote.

Tip of the Week #4: Perfect Curled Lashes

Everyone wouldn't mind some curlier lashes. Here's  a simple trick to make your eyes look more awake in the mornings:

  • Heat up your eyelash curler by blowing your hair dryer on it for about 5 seconds
  • Begin by placing your eyelash curler at the base of lashes and hold for about 3 seconds
  • Move on to the middle of your lashes and hold for 3 seconds
  • Then end at the tip of your lashes and hold for 3 seconds

And voila! A simple way to make yourself look a little bit brighter in the mornings.

xoxo, Leila

 

H&M Online In The U.S.

Thanks to a twitter posted by H&M, news has been released that there will be online shopping in the U.S. (finally) by the end of this year!
Already so excited for the end of the year!

Lauren Conrad’s New Show

After Lauren left the MTV reality show The Hills, she has been advancing her career with a series of books including her newest one, Lauren Conrad Style, as well as diving into her designing clothes. What's next for her, though, is a new reality show premiering on MTV. However, instead of the show probing around in her personal life, it will be focusing in on her job as she is preparing to launch her individual contemporary line Paper Crown. Her inspiration for this show came from the movie, The September Issue, she tells Teen Vogue at an interview for her cover shoot. Paper Crown, launching this fall, will be focused on "really great fits, fabrics, and details. It won't be overly trendy—nothing that's trying too hard."
A fan of Lauren Conrad, I can say that I'm definitely looking forward to her new collection as well as her upcoming reality/documentary TV show.

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Tip of the Week #3: Body Mask

Looking for super smooth skin and want to achieve it naturally? Try avocados!

To moisturize your skin:

  • Remove the pit and skin from a ripe avocado and mash it up in a bowl
  • Slather it all over your body
  • Let it sit for 20 minutes
  • Then rinse

Although it may sound gross, avocado is actually a natural moisturizer so your body will feel incredibly good afterwards.

 

xoxo, Leila

Golden Globes

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards premiered last night in Beverly Hills, California with The Social Network, Black Swan, and Inception dominating the awards. But of course, with a great awards show comes great celebrities with great, and not-so-great, dresses/outfits.
To kick it off, Scarlett Johansson attended the awards in a gorgeous Elie Saab dress and questionable hair.
Though I do love her dress, her hair was a tad bit distracting as it was big and poofy.

Natalie Portman wore a Viktor & Rolf dress. Winner of Best Actress for Black Swan, her dress had a hand embroidered Swarovski crystal rose that distracted from her baby bump. Not exactly a fan of the somewhat tacky rose, but she does look beautiful.

Definitely one of the best dressed of the night, Catherine Zeta-Jones absolutely sparkled in an emerald green Monique Lhuillier dress

The best actress nominee, Amy Adams, also stunned the crowd in a blue one-shoulder Marchesa dress.

Possibly my personal best-dressed pick, though, was Eva Longoria's simple black, form-fitting Zac Posen dress.


Tip of the Week #2: Detoxifying Facial

If you're looking to cleanse your skin as well as heal and detoxify it, the perfect facial mask for you is a Yogurt Cooling Mask!

Try it out:

  • Start with 3 teaspoons plain organic yogurt
  • Mix in three tablespoons of honey
  • Smooth onto clean skin (make sure you rinse and dry it before!)
  • Leave on for 15 minutes
  • Rinse with cool water
  • Finish by applying pure aloe juice with a cotton ball.

Here's to clean, beautiful skin!

xoxo, Leila

Baby Bloom

Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr and Pirates of the Caribbean actor Orlando Bloom welcomed a little baby boy on Thursday, USmagazine.com reports!
The couple has been together for three years and secretly married in July.
More good news is that she's not planning on retiring her career as a model.
Congrats to the happy couple!

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