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Archive for October, 2009

Web Snob Wrap Up – 10-31-09

By on October 31, 2009
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55 Secret Street weighs in on Newsweek’s Zahara Jolie Pitt hair controversy and wants to know, “Are We All Really “Team Zahara?”.

Heidi & Spencer dress as Jon & Kate for Halloween – Allie is Wired has the pictures.

Bag Bliss loves the latest arm candy by Felix Rey.

If you are looking for just one all around great piece for the season or for the year, Bag Snob has it!

There is so much talk about lash enhancers, but what about the brows? Beauty Snob has the product.

Coquette wants to dress up her MacBook and iPhone in the upcoming new Mulberry accessories for Apple products.

The Daily Obsession shares a never published before beauty tip.

eye4style has the scoop on what’s next for New York City’s legendary Limelight (hint: it involves shopping!).

Fashion Pulse Daily has teamed up with Manhattanite to give away a Nip & Tuck Hollywood Basket, full of Foot Petals, Miss Oops, and Hollywood products!

The Jet Set Girls pick the best black nail polish for Vegas.

KRISTOPHER DUKES is wanting, wearing, and hating the Salvador Dali “Bird In Hand” compact.

Second City Style takes a look at Where The Wild Things Are on the runway and the real way.

From ankle height to over the knee, SheFinds has all the best flat boots to let you walk, run, and skip through fall in style and comfort.

Shopping and Info found the best black cashmere cowl neck sweater.

Stiletto Jungle thinks a wrap sweater you can wear 6 ways is perfect for fall.

The editors share their Top 10 Picks for Fall, totaling over 100 must-buys for every budget

Stylehive is thinking the basic little black dress has been a bit too nice lately, and is loving black leather dresses for fall

The Beauty Stop dishes about Reese Witherspoon’s beauty secrets.

The Shoe Goddess has fallen in love with this pair of amazing Azzedine Alaia Buckle Boots!

V-Style Loves Thakoon’s Mirror Mosaic Booties for fall.

Last Call for the Think Pink – Donate & Win Giveaway

By on October 30, 2009
in Breast Cancer Awareness with 0 Comments
The Think Pink – Donate & Win Giveaway ends tomorrow so don’t miss your chance to win and help support a worthy cause. All donations go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

So far you have helped me raise $668. Amazing!! Combined with the $150 I’m donating, thanks to your support of Comments For A Cure, that’s over $800 going towards finding a cure. Who wants to go for $1000? Here’s a look at what you could win. Don’t forget there are TWO runner up prizes as well.

China Glaze ‘Loves You Snow Much’ Holiday Swatches & Review

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That seems to be the China Glaze adage for Holiday 2009 and I totally get it. I mean how much did we all freak out over Emerald Sparkle? It’s the ultimate in green glitter gorgeousness. And how many of you regretted not getting a backup?

Well China Glaze obviously “Loves You Snow Much” to bring it back with a brand new friend. They’ve expanded last year’s Sleigh Ride trio of Tinsel, Ruby Pumps and Emerald Sparkle to include the way apropos 5 Golden Rings. Check out the new kid on the block and refresh your memory as to why Emerald Sparkle is an utter must-have.

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The ALU Archives – Shu Uemura P665

By on October 29, 2009
in Green, Shu Uemura, The ALU Archives with 10 Comments

The ALU Archives focuses on older, beloved shades from the All Lacquered Up stash.

A sweet reader, Faye, emailed me quite some time ago about how she visited the L’oreal Company Store and spotted two GREEN Shu Uemura nail polishes that I just had to have. I was floored and flattered that she thought of me and was kind enough to send them my way. The generosity of strangers, I tell you!

One of the polishes is a dark green creme a la NARS Zulu and the other is such a unique hue, words fail me to describe it. Take a peek after the jump!
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ALU and the FTC Regulations

By on October 28, 2009
in News with 55 Comments

By now some of you may have heard about the FTC regulations regarding bloggers and their relationships with brands. You can read all about it including the 80+ page guideline document HERE. Basically any blogger, regardless of their niche, must disclose if they received payment or a product sample in relation to a product review. They consider receiving a sample as a form of payment for the review. I haven’t spoken about this until now because I wanted to read all 80+ pages of the guidelines and any other articles I could find on the subject to see what is actually required and decide how I want to address it here.

Some of you probably care less about all this so feel free to skip this post. If you want to hear my long winded thoughts on what’s happening and how ALU will address the regulations please read on.
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