As part of the site’s new redesign, I will also be revamping some of the categories and features. The latest newness to FPD is the “Fashion Pulse Flash” feature, which includes tiny tidbits of info so that you can get the gist of the latest, exciting fashion and beauty news and product launches, along with what I have recently experienced and loved.
Diane von Furstenberg and BabyGap: The Limited Edition Explorers Collection just hit stores and online this past week, and I went shop to shop this second installment of the GapKids + DVF Collection, exclusively for girls ranging from newborn to age fourteen, the night before it debuted nation wide. Perfectly printed, pleated dresses were a popular choice amongst the kid-friendly accessories, including sunglasses, beach balls, book bags, and even tiny espadrille ankle-strap flats. If you have a daughter in this age range, or know someone that does, the limited edition, unique pieces certainly make for a perfect gift! Prices range from $15 for small accessories to $150 for the Diaper Bag, while clothing ranges from $25 – $70.
The essie 2013 neon collection, which just came out as of yesterday (May 1), features six fabulous new shades (plus a white option, “blanc,” featured above) to get you in the mood for some wild nights in your near future! We’ve been adding neon accents to our clothing and accesories for several seasons now, so it’s high time that our digits get the same treatment. Plus, at $8 per bottle, you can snap up a few of these life of the party shades in names such as “dj play that song,” “bouncer, it’s me,” “shake your $$ maker,” and “bottle service.” Essie recommends using a base of , then a coat of white to really let the neon blast through, followed by two coats of the neon shade of your choice, finished off with a top coat.
Mascaras of the moment:
I’ve had a pretty heavy rotation of these two mascaras lately, the COVERGIRL LashBlast Clump Crusher ($6.94) hanging out in my portable makeup bag, while the Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin FakeOut Mascara ($9.95) stays on my vanity at home. The Clump Crusher does an excellent job of keeping my lashes separated yet lengthened, without any excess goo or hardneing to create a visibly defined look that makes me feel über feminine. the FakeOut Mascara has natural fibers and preservatives that hydrate, moisturize, condition, and soothe the lashes with ingredients such as organic aloe and cucumber, and remains free of parabens, GMO’s and synthetic fragrances.
When the weather changes and new shoe styles make their maiden voyage on your feet, oftentimes some adjustments are needed to avoid discomfort and perfect the fit. Luckily, minor tweaks are merely a small feat for Foot Petals, and I tested out a few of them that will make the season’s hottest silhouettes custom for your tootsies. The Tip Toes for flip flops ($6.95, pictured on my Havaianas) solves the dilemma of what I refer to as “toe burn,” when your skin gets worn away and/or calluses form from prolonged wear. It prevents feet from sliding forward while reducing pressure, and the PORON cushioning enhances the comfort of your favorite sandals or flip flops. I also like the Sock-Free Saviors ($18.95) which are washable insoles to keep feet cool and dry with microban anti-microbial feature to reduce bacteria and hence, stinky-ness. Last, the Killer Kushionz ($12.95) provided some extra arch and heel support and tiny Pressure Pointz ($6.95)came in handy as a spot treatment for areas that were rubbing on my sore feet and instigating me to take off my shoes and hurl them at the wall!
Now that I am back in the swing of dying my hair, I don’t want to shell out the cash to get my roots done every 4-6 weeks, so filling in the gaps with the NEW Root Touch-Up by Nice ‘n Easy, which hovers at about $6, sounds just about right to me! There are 21 shades to choose from, and the new and improved option features an Expert Control Brush and Rounded Tray for easy mixing and seamless application. You’ll certainly salvage your strands for becoming dry and over processed, as well as save a pretty penny by doing a root touch-up when needed, instead of setting foot in a salon.