The new year is off to a banging start over here at FPD, with exciting new projects mixed in with putting out fires! Luckily, my friend Damion came to the rescue this week, and fixed some major site issues that were happening on FPD; if you are in need of a web developer for a new site, troubleshooting, graphic design, etc, please check him out, here.
If things are quiet at FPD, it’s most likely due to my editorial contributions found elsewhere, that I’d love for you to check out as well:
- my fashion and beauty features at The Today Show’s website, Today.com (the latest: Inspired by Kate: Make your blowout last for 5 days… it’s possible!)
- my features at The Independent Fashion Bloggers site (the latest: Three Ways to Identify & Develop Your Unique Blogging Voice)
Thanks for your interest, and now, back to the regularly scheduled Fashion Pulse Flash program!
[Pairing the new Giorgio Armani EYE TINTS in 1 Obsidian and 6 Green Iron with my navy eyeglasses]
Giorgio Armani Beauty‘s latest innovation, EYE TINT, is without a doubt, my new favorite eye product. It’s versatile, showcases gorgeous color, and lasts, and lasts, and lasts. IT looks like a gloss, but is described as a “fluid eye shadow,” gliding on with ease and can seamlessly canvas your entire lid, or help you paint on a very fine line, ala liner, thanks to the angle of the foam applicator tip.
It rapidly transitions from liquid to a solid form once applied, and is extremely light weight on the lids, given that it is promised to last for up to 16 hours. Indeed, when I applied it in the morning and took it off at 10pm that night, it looked just as fresh and sharp as if it had just been applied.
Available in a range of 12 shades, you can pick up yours starting in mid-January for $35 each at GiorgioArmaniBeauty.com, and at fine retailers nationwide.
[Yum…chocolate! And lip color!]
I love collaborations that think outside of the box, and the latest one at Sephora is a prime example. Conceived as a great gift for Valentine’s Day (and I concur), the La Maison du Chocolat for Sephora Gift Set ($20), is available starting this month at Sephora stores and features for delectable pralines flanking a Sephora Collection Luster Matte Long-Wear Lip Color in Mulberry, which if bought separately, would already cost you $16. It’s a great value and fun concept; besides, who saysw that lip color and chocolate can’t go together?
[Here’s one of the three holiday cards that I sent this season, using Greenvelope]
I’m all about saving time, money, and resources, and at the end of the day, I find that it’s about the experience, not the tangible product, you know? This holiday season I was grateful to test out the digital stationary service Greenvelope, which provides superbly designed, customizable paperless invite options for any and every occasion. Gosh, was it easy to send cards this December, which tends to be one of my most-dreaded tasks at the end of each year. The hardest part was deciding what customization I wanted to add in, as the well-curated selection of options, ranging from the backdrop to the envelope liner and font could be altered.
Single party, holiday, or event invitations are $29.99, while $99.99 covers large events like weddings, and includes all of the event and RSVP management and communication tools that you’d need. I’m kind of thinking that I need to plan a party soon, just for the purpose of using Greenvelope again!
Convenient and portable beauty storage solutions always garner my attention; with my husband and I keeping very different schedules, I can’t always blow dry and style my hair in the bedroom. The silicone Hot Iron Holster drapes over and grabs most surfaces so that tools are kept safe (can handle heat up to 500 degrees) and out of the way. I found that the product best attached to metal and porcelain surfaces, and have moved it around from the side of my work desk to the bathroom and back. Besides using it for hot tools, I’ve been using it as a catch all for my makeup brushes and products, but could see far-reaching uses such as desk supplies and even pet toys. Depending on which size you choose, the price ranges from $9.99 -$29.99 for the deluxe (this is the one I tested).