July 12, 2013

Fashion Pulse Flash of the Week

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.
marc jacobs x liberty

Marc by Marc Jacobs goes retro fab with exclusive bags to Liberty London! These super special bags use both the Wiltshire Liberty print, which was designed in 1933, and the Emma & Georgina Liberty print, which have been around for several decades. Using some of classic bag shapes known to the brand, the Marc by Marc Jacobs x Liberty collection includes four fabulous pieces (book bag, tote, makeup case, and tablet sleeve), and are available only at Liberty’s website. The accessories range from £60-£160, and although shipping is on the pricey side to the USA (£25), it may well be worth the investment, as you won’t see anyone else with this unique print!

avon summer escape selections

Avon sent me some summer jet setting goodies that are getting packed for my honeymoon in Hawaii, with goodies available through Avon representatives or online at Avon.com, including the Beaded Baubles Statement Necklace ($16.99), Beaded Escape Toe Loop Sandal ($24.99), and the Forever Selected by Paula Abdul Luxe Drawstring Bag ($40).

untold by elizabeth arden

UNTOLD by Elizabeth Arden has just debuted, and I was able to get a sneak peek and test out the fragrance in advance-woohoo! My former go-to fragrance by Elizabeth Arden was the Green Tea Honeysuckle Spray, which takes on a very different attitude than this new scent which is described by the brand as sophisticated, sensual, mysterious, unpredictable, vibrant, and refined. Pretty much everything you’d want in a special occasion, evening-scent fragrance, right? The high quality ingredients, with some coming from the famous region of Grasse, France, include notes of  pink pepper, bergamot, pear, blackcurrant, sandalwood, Egyptian jasmine, gardenia, and patchouli heart. The bottle itself is just stunning, with it’s heart shape and faceted crystal; I felt almost unworthy, holding just a gem in the palm of my hand! Available at Elizabeth Arden counters and at ElizabethArden.com, UNTOLD ranges from $49-$79 for the eau de parfum spray, as well as $45 for the body cream and  $38 for the shower gel.

redken hair tutorials

Are you #RedkenReady for gorgeous summer dos? Follow the hashtag, and try some of these fabulous styles via the Redken tutorials, including how to combat frizz, how to do a messy braid, how to get the perfect side swept curves, and  how to do a double twist updo (my personal favorite)!

In addition to the products used in the video, Redken also has some great new ones to try for added shine, particularly from the Diamond Oil collection,  which includes a blockbuster combination of oils (camelina oil, coriander oil, apricot oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, and coconut oil) to strengthen and shine hair through and through. Get a tremendous boost of  moisture and shine with these products, particularly the silcone-free, leave-in treatments of Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine, and Shatterproof Shine Intense.

schick quattro for women trimstyle pink

The Prune for June contest, with Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle and Style Saves (mission is to build self-confidence through clothes for kids) may have just ended, but it’s never too late, especially in the summer, to use this two-in-one bikini trimmer and razor! My best friend and I joke that she had been notorious in the past for forgetting to shave down there and was a mess for the first day at the pool, but now the problem can easily be solved with this handy gadget, A high quality razor equips one side, while a battery-operated, adjustable trimmer adorns the other (retails for $10.99 at drug, grocery, and mass merchandisers nationwide).

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