This week, I’ve got so many fashion and beauty gems to share with you, that it goes above and beyond the normal count for a “Fashion Pulse Flash” segment! I hope you enjoy what I have to share, and have a wonderful weekend and happy summer solstice; it’s FINALLY GORGEOUS OUTSIDE!!
Kmart Fashion has been hosting a Remix Series challenge, in which you can show the world how you styled an item from one of the store’s brands, while getting a chance to win a $500 Kmart gift card AND a trip to New York City in order to gain an exclusive look at the next photo shoot and Kmart’s Design Studio. For the third installment of this look, featuring a pencil skirt, Kmart fashion had one of my favorite designers, Rachel Antonoff,show how she would style it on four very different, but stylish women: her mom, grandma, work colleague, and herself. See the adorable video above, and enter via the Kmart Fashion Facebook page or by uploading their photos to either Twitter or Instagram with hashtag #MoneyCantBuyStyle and @KmartFashion. Hurry though — you’ve only got until June 24th to enter!! 🙂
P.S. – check out this super cool tee collab between Rachel and Kmart Fashion; available as a gift with purchase on rachelantonoff.com – and it’s soo true – money CAN’T buy style, right FPD readers?
Let’s talk Skyn Iceland! I recently attended the Slow Down & Cool Down event, a chance to relax and take in the skin care brand’s latest offerings hosted by my friend Lara of Pretty Connected at one of my absolute favorite stores in the city, Henri Bendel. If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, in a nutshell, skyn Iceleand Solutions for Stressed Skin (full tittle) does just that, as the first skincare line to identify and efficiently combat signs of stress on the skin, which deal with issues such as irritation, breakouts, redness, sensitivity, and premature aging.
In fact, at the event, there was a test given, similar to a thermometer, to give a number to your level of stress (I actually didn’t do that poorly, which SHOCKED me!). Use the brand’s products daily or as an add-in t your regular routine during times of intense stress. Some of my favorite products that I sampled from the event include the Arctic Face Mist ($29), which feels as good as it sounds as it restores, hydrates, and balances skin, and can be used in place of toner or as a makeup set mist, and the Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, which cool, soothe, and depuff the eye area in 10 minutes.
AND, as an extra bonus, mention this blogger offer to Slow Down & Cool Down this summer at Henri Bendel, and receive an exclusive gift with any skyn ICELAND purchase at Henri Bendel (a $17 value; expires 7/31).
NYX Cosmetics‘ Parallel World’s Box , inspired by the sci-fi/teen film coming out this summer, The Mortal Instruments; City of Bones includes six full-sized products that devise two looks from the film. One, an “innocent day look” for the character Clary (Lily Collins), while the other, a dark and mysterious night look like Isabelle (Jemima West), will have you prepared for a much easier day to night transition, which won’t necessarily include hunting demons like the film’s protagonists. The NYX Cosmetics kit (pronounced “nicks” btw) which has a mascara, eye shadow palette, lip cream (my favorite), blush, eyeliner and eye pencil is stored in a cute jewel knob box, retails for $24.99 for a limited time at ulta.com and ULTA stores.
Aren’t these the most beautiful and complex iPhone cases you’ve ever laid your eyes on? It appears as if fashion designer Mara Hoffman‘s intricate and carefully engineered prints were always meant to make their way onto a phone, and thanks to the collab with Incase, six cases are available for iPhone 5 at goincase.com and select retailers for $39.95. I never thought I would upgrade to the iPhone 5 as I’m pretty content with the 4S, but dangit Mara Hoffman and Incase, now I will have to change my mind just so that I can have one of these beauties!
Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is less than a month away (starts July 19th!!), so it’s high time you start compiling your beauty bucket list and items that are running low and you need to replenish. I was super duper lucky to attend the Nordstrom Beauty event at Treasure & Bond, owned by Nordstrom which donates 100% of profits to charities benefiting children in NYC– how cool is that?
At the event, I got a sneak peek at the mega savings (as well as sizes of some of the products!) that will be available exclusively at Nordstrom in less than a month’s time. Highlights included a trio of sparkling, glittery polishes by Deborah Lippmann, M.A.C. Cosmetics brush sets, Jimmy Choo Flash fragrance duos, Christia Dior eye palettes, Ahava skincare mondo bottles of lotion, and even a trio of facial skincare from Chanel.
All of these items are of note because they are at a tremendous value, above and beyond what you are used to, be it via a larger size of an item for a lesser price, a combo of items for a highly discounted price, and of course, Nordstrom‘s own beauty brand (which I tried via a manicure) that exudes exceptional quality for an upbeatable price (i.e. an 85 piece full-makeup set was just $28!). And if you don’t have a Nordstrom near you, don’t sweat the small stuff; you can literally get a tube of lipstick shipped to you at no cost, since there’s always free shipping & returns. Remember – mark your calendars: July 19th!
On June 29th, head in-store to an Old Navy for a deal so sweet the brand needs to limit it to five pairs per customer: flip flops are just a buck! Think of all the places that you could leave flip flops that would save the day: under your desk, in the gym locker, in the trunk of the car, at the front door; the locations are certainly endless!
Full Disclosure: Some of the items mentioned were given to Fashion Pulse Daily for editorial review.