Posts Tagged ‘Summer’

Miracle Mani

Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel collection creates shiny long-lasting nails that you can do at home… sans the salon and LED lights to dry it.


Comes in 47 super chic shades and lasts up to fourteen days. It’s available early August at drugstores for $9.99. For more info check out

Polly Blitzer Spills Her Summer Beauty Secrets

July 1, 2013  |  BEAUTY  |  , , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off on Polly Blitzer Spills Her Summer Beauty Secrets

We got the low-down from founder Polly Blitzer, on some of the season’s best beauty secrets. Here are three things she filled us in on, that we can’t get enough of this summer!


1. Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15

The inside scoop: it gives you all day moisture, protects from premature skin damage and won’t clogging pores, because it’s not only paraben-free but also oil-free as well!

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2. Nioxin’s new lightweight Styling Collection

What we know about this hidden treasure for hair: it’s specifically made for fine and thinning hair, won’t weigh your hair down and has a cool Lightplex and Pro-Thick Technologies for that lightweight yet effective hold, as well as volume and freedom from frizz!


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Why we are obsessed with this website: it’s an online, one-stop destination for us to get community sharing and saving plus articles and tips on everything from beauty, recipes, health, coupons, product ratings, free samples and more!

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Lawrence Zarian’s Fills Us in on Summer’s HOT Sunglasses Trends

June 28, 2013  |  FASHION  |  , , , , , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off on Lawrence Zarian’s Fills Us in on Summer’s HOT Sunglasses Trends

Style guru Lawrence Zarian lent us his expertise once again when we worked with him this week. This time the fashion guy was talking the hottest sunglasses trends for the summer! Here are his picks for girls and guys!


First up for the ladies…

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It’s “retro round and cat eyes are hot, and oversized looks, lots of bold colorful frames from neons, blues, greens, but also pastels, neutral-even white is hot this season,” says Lawrence.

And for the guys…

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Lawrence says, “wrap around are hot and aviators are a continuing trend,” he also says “lots of bold color frames: aquas and royal blue are really making a statement some even with translucent/crystal effects and lots of detailing like these metallic rims.”

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Vacation Dreams Do Come True!

Envision the perfect vaca; beautiful blue beaches, endless entertainment, the outdoors, relaxation and fine food and drink! What if we told you there is a place like this almost right under our noses? Well where is this dream destination you might ask…

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Imagine yourself on Monterey’s Carmel Beach!

Sitting right on the California coast, it’s Monterey County! And it turns out this vacation hot spot has a ridiculous amount of events planned for this summer! You check them out while we pack our bags…

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Kicking off in July, it’s the two-week long Carmel Bach Festival (considered Americans most important musical fest).

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Also in July is the Rodeo Salinas, the largest rodeo in California!

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To round off the month is the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. It’s one of Monterey County’s biggest attractions, the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is the only motor race in the country where fans can meet riders and engineers (and see celebs!).

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In August it’s the Carmel by the Sea Winemakers Celebration featuring more than 125 wines from 30 of Monterey County’s best wineries.

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The Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance a county tradition, where 200 of the best collector cars in the world gather on the legendary 18th fairway of pebble beach also is also in August.

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This summer Monterey launches their inaugural First City Festival where Coachella meets Monterey with more than 30 bands playing. Also this summer, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the longest continually running annual jazz event in the world where more than 500 bands play!

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And lastly, mid September Monterey brings the Pacific Grove Triathlon.

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Lawrence Zarian Heats Up Our Studio

June 26, 2013  |  CELEBRITY BUZZ, FASHION, HOME & FAMILY  |  , , , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off on Lawrence Zarian Heats Up Our Studio

We are having fun in the studio today with the great Lawrence Zarian. The lifestyle expert is talking hot shades and cool things to do this summer!


Check out and to find his picks and stay tuned for more from our studio sesh with Lawrence!

Quick Beauty Fixes: Summer Hair Edition!

June 26, 2013  |  BEAUTY  |  , , , , , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off on Quick Beauty Fixes: Summer Hair Edition!

Two things we really love about summer: the warm sunny temps and cute sundresses and shorts. Two things we hate about the summer: what the sun does to our colored hair and constant shaving and waxing to be able to rock our fav summer get-up. Luckily beauty guru Stacy Cox came through with some tips to eliminate these two big summer bummers.


First, to protect that beautiful, vibrant hair (that you just colored) from sun, water, and heat, Stacy calls on Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Color Protect Spray. “It’s a lightweight, leave-in conditioner that helps preserve and protect your color through the summer and all year long,” says Stacy. We love Vidal Sassoon’s Repair Finish Spray to combat the heat and humidity. Both just under $5 a pop!


For sexy smooth legs, Stacy says to get Sally Hansen Ouch-Relief Wax Strip Kit on your radar! The kit’s pre-wax wipes are pre-treated with benzocaine to reduce pain while waxing (“no pain no gain” needeth not apply here!). And we love how it lasts up to 8 weeks! Grab the whole kit for just $9.99 at drugstores. Voila-hair problems solved!

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We Keep it Cool this Summer

We got what you need to beat the heat this summer (and look super stylish while doing it!). Bicoastal beauty editor, Ning Chao shared with us a page out of her summer survival guide. Here are two of Ning’s fab finds to keep us cool!


Starbucks Bottled Iced Coffee (hitting your local Starbucks, grocery, convenient and drug stores just in time for summer) is not only delicious but a perfect grab-and-go boost to get through the dog days of summer and keep cool.

It comes in three flavors: Coffee and Milk, Vanilla, and Low Calorie Coffee and Milk (our fav for just 50 calories). At only $1.99 a bottle, we can’t find an iced coffee cheaper!

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And the go-to hair style for the summer is the bun! Not only does it look sleek but it also keeps you cool. Ning says to get the perfect summer bun try Goody Simple Styles Spin Pin. We are WOWed by these two pins that do the work of 20 bobby pins!

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The Heat Can’t Stifle Our Beauty Swag!

May 30, 2013  |  BEAUTY  |  , , , , , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off on The Heat Can’t Stifle Our Beauty Swag!

Temps outside the office may be reaching a hair-frizzing, skin greasing, allergy inducing 90+ degrees today but we’re not sweating it! Thanks to our friend Katrina Mitzeliotis, Fashion Director at who introduced us to these lifesaving beauty buys that battle the havoc wreaking heat.


In our heat fighting arsenal…

For Oily Skin- Bioré® Acne Clearing Scrub

For Frizzy Hair- Frizz-Ease® Hair Serum from John Frieda®

For Allergy Symptoms- Puffs Ultra Soft and Strong tissues

Also, Katrina says to try a bold lip color to distract from allergy symptoms and to look perfectly polished!

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Prevent. Protect. Get Checked.

When working with beauty expert Rachel Hayes this week we learned about something awesome Skinceuticals is doing…They started Prevent. Protect. Get Checked. a program which offers free skincare checks at locations across the country. This is a great opportunity that we’ll definitely be taking them up on! And you can too by going to to find a doctor near you.

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