In Chic Beauty: Snag The Perfect Brows This Fall With Vincent Longo Brow Kit


The Deets: 
Each and everyday beautynistas are in search of the perfect brow. Brows not only frame the face, they also provide that lil' something special for a polished make up look. A well groomed brow is a must for Falll and Vincent Longo has unveiled a Brow Kit to the Fall  2015 Colletion to assist you with ease.

Enhance your brows in three easy steps:

  1. Begin by dipping your brow brush into the powder. The kit has a double ended brush included for travel and touch-ups. (I prefer an angled brush for precision). Use short and light strokes beginning at the highest point of your arch. Start inward and outward moving along to the outer tip of your brow.
  2. Apply the pomade to groom and secure your brows.
  3. Sweep the highlighter above your brow bone for a sculpted finish look. 
Why We Adore It:

  • The kit is simple and easy to use with three steps.  
  • The pomade is AMAZE! It's light enough to use with your fingers and helps keeps those unruly brows in place. 
  • The highlighter delivers just a hint of shimmer and doesn't overpower your existing eye make up. 

Available in two shades:
Blonde & Brunette

Snag yours at Macy's or Vincent Longo

In Chic Home: How To Style a Coffee Table


The focal point of any living room or sitting room is the sofa and the coffee table. These are the two pieces of furniture that are most visible when your guest enter the room. It can easily become a conversation piece and a unique extension of your individual personality. I've compiled a few simple tips to assist you with turning your coffee table into a work of art..... With Style! 

Glass Flower Vase-Marshalls
1. Get "Tray-Chic"....... Decorative trays are wildly popular these days. They add that special something and keep all your items organized on your coffee table.

2. Create some height with a flower, vase or even candles. 

3. Incorporate things you absolutely love. Books, candles and decorative items are my faves. 

Owl-TJ Maxx
Gold Tray-Target

4. Style your table with a few coffee table books or magazines. They will entertain your guests and provide a splash of color. These items should reflect your interests. I am obsessed with all things, Fashion, Oprah and Fashion.... So naturally, Miss O's Guide To Life and Mikki Taylor's homage to First Lady Michelle Obama, "Commander In Chic" are currently making the rounds on my table.

5. Let your decor speak! I chose an owl, because I LOVE anything gold and sparkly along with a tiny Buddha.  These items should reflect who you are. {Sidenote, I am not a Buddhist}

6. Bargains are your BFF.....  Homegoods, Marshalls and TJ Maxx are often my go-to home decor stores, while thrift shops, garage sales and Etsy remain a close second. Did you know Amazon has the BEST deals on coffe table books? I snagged most of my books for less than $5. 

Lastly, just have fun..... There are no rules and remember it's something you can always revamp, switch around and always start over again. 

In Chic DIY Beauty: Moisturizing Avocado Face Mask You Can Make at Home

As a beauty blogger I'm often afforded the opportunity to review some of the best products on the market. In between slathering on my high-end serums and creams, there is nothing I adore more than a fab beauty fix I can make at home. They're perfect in between your daily beauty regimens or a spa day at home. Most products can be made with ingredients you already have in your kitchen and deliver some amazing results. 

1/2 Avocado
2 Tsp Honey

  • Combine avocado and honey while making until you have a paste-like consistency. 
  • Spread a coat over your entire face. 
  • Leave on for 10 minutes and wash off with warm water.
Apply weekly for a gorgeous glow. 

In Chic Fashion News: Balmain X H&M Images are EVERYTHING We Love For Fall

Sequins are not just for evening and those fab folks over at H&M are delivering couture hauteness with the much anticipated collaboration with Balmain. Creative Director of Balmain fashion Olivier Rousteing chose the subway as the backdrop for the campaign.

Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Jourdan Dunn, Dudley O'Shaugnessy and Hao Yun Xiang are clad in the collection and riding the subway. 

The collection will be available November 5th. 

In Chic Fashion News: First Lady Michelle Obama Stuns In Vera Wang For The White House State Dinner

The First Lady of The United States has once agiain set social media ablaze with her stunning choice of frock for this evening's White House State Dinner. To welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping for the State Dinner Mrs. Obama was dressed in a gorgeous custom off-the-shoulder black Vera Wang gown. 

Social media was given a "first glance" into Flotus' look via her Instagram account. The dimly lit photo was reminiscent of a scene straight out of ABC's hit television show Scandal. The look is absolutely amazing and definitely delivers a dose of Hollywood glamour. 

In Chic News: E! "House of DVF" Season 2 Premieres Sunday September 13

Clockwise from the top: Cat Wennekamp, Chantal Trujillo, Leigh Fidler, Alli Davis, Diane von Furstenberg, Cree Nixon,  Hanna Beth Merjos, Maytee Martinez

In the season premiere, fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg launches her second nationwide search for her next Brand Ambassador. In New York City, top candidates are put to the test at DVF's Fall fashion show, while L.A. finalists choose an Oscar party look for Rachel Zoe. 

With the help of current Brand Ambassador Brittany Hampton, DVF Style Editor Jessica Joffe and DVF Creative Brand Director Stefani Greenfield these seven hopefuls will be tested to see if they really have what it takes to represent the iconic brand. 

As a media insider and blogger extodinaire {Yeah, I said It}, I had the opportunity to screen the first two episodes courtesy of those savvy folks at NBC Universal. And while I won't deliver any spoilers, I'm not ridiculously excited about the seven women chosen. I cannot see any of them representing the brand... At All!

Needless to say this season I am all here for Diane.... the vibrant prints, glamour, messy cat fights, silly melt-downs and yeah, Diane! 

“House of DVF” premieres on E! on September 13 at 9pm ET/PT, and moves to its regular timeslot of Sundays at 10pm ET/PT on September 20.  The series will also premiere internationally on E! in over 160 countries this fall.

In Chic Fashion News: Oprah Winfrey Debuts THREE Different Covers of the October Issue of O Magazine

Leave it media magnate, fashion icon and timeless beauty Oprah Winfrey to dazzle us with not one, but three AMAZING covers for the October issue of O Magazine. To entice our fashion side, The O Magazine team create each cover with a different decade highlighting iconic looks from the 50's, 60's and 70's. 

For the 70's Oprah delivers all kinds of glam with a floppy hat, luxe tresses, complete with bell bottoms and some sassy floral platform shoes.  The of-the moment look is vibrant, gorgeous and definitely a look I'd go for when I'm 61! {WERK IT OPRAH}

The 60's look is giving us Mary Tyler Moore chic and we love it. This look comes as no surprise as Ms. Winfrey often credits The Mary Tyler Moore Show as her "companion" during times when she was single. Oprah even had a signature "O" on her refrigerator just like Mary did on the hit television show. And the tech diva even slipped in the Apple watch for good measure. We see you Oprah! 

The 50's look exudes "Breakfast At Tiffany's" confidence with a tailored little black dress, a sleek upswept bun that would make Audrey Hepburn swoon with pride. 

Snag your copy of O Magazine available at news stands everywhere or on my all-time favorite magazine app, Next Issue.  Enjoy! 

In Chic News: The Carol's Daughter. "Born And Made" Campaign Empowers Beauty & Your Spirit

The F. Gary Gray Summer Blockbuster "Straight Outta Compton" implored individuals to share their "Straight Outta" chronicles with the world via social media. The memes are virtually everywhere and serves as a reminder of our individual pride and spirit as to where we hail from *In my Biggie voice, "Where Brooklyn At"*

Carol's Daughter has long been a champion for encouraging women to own and declare their beauty. The iconic beauty powerhouse founded by Lisa Price has been delivering a bevy of must-have products that ironically come "Straight Out Of Brooklyn". The latest project "Born And Made" is empowering women to celebrate their heritage.

The Born And Made Campaign "Isn't just another campaign, it's a commitment in the form of a partnership with the on-profit organization I Am That Girl", states Lisa Price. Their collaborative mission for is designed for girls and women to understand and recognize their own power while celebrating themselves and others. 

To create your personalized meme, visit carols or
Share via social media utilizing #BornAndMade and celebrate your beauty!

In Chic Fashion News: 70's Style Trends Are Back In Time For Fall

The 70's have returned in a fashionable way. With flare jeans, suede and tie-neck blouses dominating the Fall/Winter runways, we can expect a bevy of gorgeous looks to sashay our way. The 70's fashion decade began with a continuation of the "Hippie" style of the 60's. 

The era delivered a bohemian vibe with a dynamic mix of ethnic inspired clothing. From dashikis to Mexican peasant blouses, this was an exciting time in fashion. Disco also played an integral part in fashion in the 70's. The sassy looks were tailored, bold and all kinds of glamorous. 

"Soul Train" Epitomized 70's Fashion 
Willona Woods (Janet Du'bois) & Thelma Evans (Bern Nadette Stanis)
Epitomized the Glamour of 70's Fashion in "Good Times"

70's Fashion Looks Re-Created.......

Statement Coats
Disco Nights

Fox's Meg Hit Empire & Saks Fifth Avenue Partner to Bring Iconic Style to Life

The Cookie Monster's will now get a chance to snag their favorite EMPIRE inspired fashions just in time for the series second season premiere in September. EMPIRE and Saks Fifth Avenue have unveiled plans to deliver multi-platform collections that will be available in-store, online and on-screen. The collection will celebrate the hit drama's dynamic, buzz worthy fashion that has captivated audiences each week. 

The Lyon's family, Miss Cookie in particular has garnered quite the reputation for draw-dropping frocks. EMPIRE devotees tuned in and shared their favorite fashion moments via social media. We've seen the hashtag #Cookie Closet gain momentum along with the question of the night.... "What's Cookie Wearing".  

The partnership will feature curated collections from luxury fashion brands that represent EMPIRE'S glamorous aesthetic including fine jewelry from Alexis Bittar, women's ready to wear from Cushnie et Ochs, men's and women's footwear from Jimmy Choo and handbags and accessories from MCM

Items from each designer will be curated to create an EMPIRE collection available at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores nationwide and

Exclusive curated windows will be on display at Saks Fifth Avenue's New York & Beverly Hills flagships from September 10-October 7.

Chic Mani of The Moment.... Essie Baby's Breath Makes The List

Just because Summer may be winding down, that doesn't  mean we can't continue to enjoy the brightest hues with our manis. I'm a proud Essie devotee and currently smitten with Baby's Breath. The powdery creamy look is perfect for a french manicure and has a faint whisper of pink.

Apply 2-3 coats for a flawless finish. Seal and shine with an Essie top coat for extended wear.

Fall Trend Alert..... What We're Loving & Wanting

Seasons are better when you're dressed well.... Well they are, seriously! 

Nothing kicks your style up a game a notch like the perfect stilettos for summer or a to-die-for statement coat as you sashay through chilling temps in the winter. Effortlessly chic is the name of the game and I'm sharing a few of my absolute favorites for an absolutely fashionable and fabulous Fall. 

Do Take Notes......

1. Statement Coats- Nothing commands attention in a room,Ike a stunning coat. Step out of the "simple coat" rut and opt for a splashy hue or add a dash of fur at your collar. You can always make it your own by adorning with a stylish brooch, and over-sized scarf or a fierce belt to cinch your waist and define your total look. 

2. A Chic Chapeaux- Wide-Brim hats are my style BFF's. Not only do they transform your look, they single-handledly deliver a dose of grandeur. The larger, the better.... Tilt that baby to the side, slip on some over-sized sunnies and WERK! 

3. Boots.... Boots and More Boots- Riding boots, Stilettos, Chunky-Heel, Laced.... Darlings, take your pick and wear them well! 

4. Chunky Sweaters- Pair with leggings, your fave jeans or an ultra chic mini for a polished look. 

5. Scarves- Nothing screams "Dominique Devereaux" {Google It} like a scarf thrust over your coat. Double or triple it for a "Boucle Effect" or simply wrap around your neck and tie. 

Chic Beauty Bite: Fall Beauty Must-Have..... derma e Purifying Oil-FreeMoisturizer

What: derma e Purifying Oil-Free Moisturizer

The Dish: Infused with Marine Algae and Activated Charcoal. The silky smooth formula hydrates and shields your gorgeous skin from micropollutants. 

Why We Adore It: Summer has taken quite a toll on my skin. From daily romps in the pool to those harmful Vegas UV Rays wreaking havoc, my skin is definitely in need of some "TLC". The derma e brand has been making the rounds in my beauty bag and once again the results are "Ah-mazing"
I place emphasis on "Ah", because it's ridiculously exciting when a brand actually lives up to their claims. 

The grey charcoal based formula glides onto my skin and delivers a fresh, squeaky clean finish. It's super light-weight and doesn't slip, slide or smudge underneath my foundation. 

Snag Yours:, $29.50

In Chic Beauty: Spring Forth With Style Courtesy of Motions Hair Style & Create Collection

Versatile Foam Styling Lotion, Light Hold Working Spritz,
Light Styling Foam

Styling Options For Gorgeous Spring Hair.....

The "Effortless" Bob" 

Products: Motions Versatile Foam & Styling Lotion
What It Does: Wraps, Sets, Molds and Shapes
Snag The Look: After shampooing & conditioning, prepare to wrap the hair with the styling lotion. Use a wide-tooth comb and evenly distribute product through the hair. 

"Soft Ringlets"

Products: Motions Light Hold Working Spritz
What It Does: Provides flexible hold sans the sticky residue or flaking.
Snag The Look: Lightly mist hair before curling.

"Finger Waves"

Products: Motions Light Styling Foam
What It Does: Provides styling control for wet sets or dry styles.
Snag The Look: Massage the product into towel dried hair, prior to styling.

Motions Hair Products are available at beauty and barber supply shops, food, drug, and mass-market retailers nationwide, as well as

Cheap & Chic Mother's Day Gift Guide Find: Essenza Luxury Hand Soap

One of my favorite reasons for blogging is the ability to share new products with my fiercely loyal readers (like you). With Mother's Day upon us, there's always the frantic race to snag Mom the perfect gift. I recently discovered the Essenza collection and my hands are literally tingling with excitement. As a busy mommy of two my hands practically live in water. Between laundry, cleaning and dishes, there's no escaping it! 

Essenza affords my hands the luxury of a spa sans the hefty price tag. I have my favorites (which I'll get to in a second) and have placed one in every bathroom in my house, the kitchen and the laundry room. Now back to Mom..... Treat her to a gift basket filled with a few or purchase the entire collection for an awesome surprise. 

Mango Agave
Each soap contains a blend of essential oils, shea butter and aloe. It leaves your skin feeling soft, touchable and moisturized. Scents include: Rosemary Mint, Pear Glace (favorite), South Pacific Waters, Mango Agave (favorite), French Lavender and Pomegranate Acai (favorite).

Essenza products retail for $3.99-$4.99 and can be purchased nationwide at Target, Walgreens and select Bed Bath & Beyond's.

In Chic Lifestyle News: Unilever Wants You To "Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine." For a Bright Future

Earth Day may have come and gone, but it's always chic to protect the environment. The Unilever family of brands are working towards a brighter future in partnership with Keep America Beautiful and The Ad Council. The "Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine." program is part of the Unilever Sustainability plan and aims to increase its positive social impact while reducing its environmental impact.

Why "Rinse. Recycle. Reimagine" :

  • The program is designed to educate people about recycling in the bathroom, inspire them to reimagine what empty bathroom products could become through recycling and ultimately make a small change that holds big potential to impact the environment.

Did You Know: Unilever makes and sells products under more than 1,000 brand names worldwide. Two billion people use them on any given day. Just a sampling of Unilever brands you're probably familiar with: Dove, Axe, Caress, Suave. St. Ives, Degree and Q-Tips.

  • With just a simple rinse and recycle your empty shampoo bottle can take on a new life and return as a hair brush, back pack or even a backyard play set.
  • Your daily bathroom products like shampoo, body wash and lotion bottles contribute to the nearly 29 billion tons of plastic sent to landfills each year.
  • 80% of men reported recycling their empty bathroom products versus 74% of women.
  • An average American has 8 products in their bathroom at any given time. Yet only 34% of Americans even bother to recycle them. This means 600 million plastic bottles are making their way to landfills each year.  

Enter The Sweepstakes:
  • Spread the word by sharing a photo of your bathroom empties being recycled with your fellow beautynistas on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Sweepstakes begins April 29, 2015 and ends on June 9, 2015
  • Daily Prizes and a Grand Prize $500 gift card
  • Entries must tag @UnileverUSA and include #ReimagineThat and #Sweeps to qualify
*Official Rules, Here.

Visit BrightFuture.Unilever.US to learn how you can bridge the gap in bathroom recycling.

This post is sponsored by Unilever. See our full disclosure on sponsored post at the footer of this blog. 

In Chic Beauty: Snag The Deets On Our Love Affair With Motions Enhance and Define Collection

With a bevy of hair care products on the market, it's always refreshing when a trusted brand can whisk in and literally save the day. Recently we gushed about the new changes over at Motions. The brand recently unveiled a myriad of changes, including; new formulas,sassy new packaging and a few new collections.

As a hair extension diva, it's always important to keep my natural tresses healthy and nourished. The collection afforded me the opportunity to not only experiment with a new product but delivered impressive results. The Enhance and Define Collection  is specially formulated with natural ingredients such as; Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Almond Oil, Argan oil, Keratin and Avocado Oil. Each unique ingredient absorbs instantly in the hair and moisturizes without weighing the hair down.  

Heat Styled Leave-In Conditioner, Smoothing Conditioner
Moisturizing Cleanser, Versatile Texture Defining Cream

Heat Styled Straight Finish Sealer, Radiating Hair Gloss

My Personal Faves From The Collection:
  • Heat Styled Straight Finish Leave-In Conditioner: It loosens tangles and provides instant moisture to your  tresses.
  • Radiating Hair Gloss: After a harrowing Winter season on your hair, it's imperative to Spring forward with brilliant photo-ready tresses. The gloss is light weight, infused with shea butter and Argan oil. A few pumps in the palm of your hand is all it takes for a subtle gloss and luminous shine.
  • Straight Finish Sealer: This is a must-have for protecting your hair prior to heat styling. The heat straightening elixir contains Keratin protein and Almond Oil. It acts as nourishing sealant that also controls and tames frizz.
Motions Hair Products are available at beauty and barber supply shops, food, drug, and mass-market retailers nationwide, as well as

In Chic Beauty News: blendSMART™ Rotating Makeup Brush System for Doll 10 Beauty Debuts on QVC

WHO: blendSMART™ Rotating Makeup Brush System for Doll 10 Beauty

WHAT: The countdown to 9 pm begins – tune into QVC as we launch the blendSMART™ Rotating Makeup Brush System for Doll 10 Beauty tonight!                                                                                                                             

WHERE: QVC, the QVC apps and while supplies last

WHEN: April 28, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET

THE DEETS: Sleek and ergonomically designed, the Doll 10 Beauty blendSMART™ Brush rotates 360 degrees to delivery 190 revolutions per minute while offering maximum comfort and control to provide even and natural-looking coverage. Beginners and professional artists alike can now get their hands on the blendSMART™ Brush to perfect their makeup routine and achieve impeccable results!

Motions Hair Care Unveils Some Beautiful Changes With a New Makeover

Out With The Old & In With The New......

Motions Hair Care has recently unveiled a complete new makeover of the beloved brand. With five new products added to the existing collection, Motions has revamped some favorite formulas and even upgraded the signature purple and gold packaging.

The fresh and modern look combined with dynamic innovation and natural ingredients allows you to achieve flawless styles without compromising the health of your hair. 

The Treat & Repair Collection: Infused with Amla, Coconut Oil and Vitamin E specially formulated for color treated hair. The collection helps to strengthen and repair tresses from the root to the tip.

  • Color Care Sulfate Free Cleanser
  • Color Care Dual Treatment Conditioner
  • Color Care Deep Moisture Mask

The Deep Moisture Mask is a must-have for color treated hair. It provides an excellent deep conditioning without weighing down the hair. After shampooing I slathered the masque on and put on a plastic cap for about 25 minutes. The results were AMAZING! My hair was vibrant and soft after the  first use.

Motions Hair Products are available at beauty and barber supply shops, food, drug, and mass-market retailers nationwide, as well as

Chic Beauty Giveaway: Celebrate Earth Day with derma e Natural Skin Care Products

Earth Day is  April 22nd and we've partnered with derma e for a fabulous Earth Day Giveaway.

Why derma e: 

derma e belIieves in healthier skin, a healthier environment and a healthier world.

As an award-winning leader in natural skin care, derma e products are 100% vegan, gluten-free, GMO-free, paraben-free and cruelty-free.

derma e Giveaway Pack

In honor of Earth Day we want our amazing readers (like you) to celebrate your natural beauty with a chance to win a prize pack courtesy of derma e.

  • derma e Evenly Radiant Brightening Cleanser
  • derma e Microdermabrasion Scrub 
  • derma e Evenly Radiant Brightening Day Crème
  • derma e Hydrating Eye Crème
  • derma e Hydrating Mist

How To Win: To enter, shoot an email to and tell me What You Love About Being YOU? 

The subject line should read "derma e Earth Day Giveaway." The contest ends at 12am (EST) on Wednesday April 22, 2015.  Contest is open to U.S. readers only.

Snag additional Chances to Win:


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