Cubicle Farm Savior

Bliss has a new online booking system so the IT dude who’s into Dungeons and Dragons in the next cube over doesn’t need to know you’re scheduling a bikini wax for Tuesday at 6pm. A simple point and click is all you need to book any Bliss Spa appointment online from Soho to Scottsdale!

Click here to book an appointment.

Image credit:

Win a Photo Shoot with Teen Vogue!

Teen Vogue is searching for a girl with great style to photograph for the magazine. If you think you have what it takes, go to and upload a head-to-toe picture of yourself in your most fashion-forward outfit.

They’ll pick their favorites and then let readers vote for the lucky winner, whom they’ll fly to New York City, provide with a full glam-squad — hair, makeup, the works! — and shoot for a future issue.

And as and as if appearing in Teen Vogue weren’t enough, you could also win one of 50 Jill Stuart handbags just by entering
the contest! Plus, those voted into their top ten will receive a $500 gift certificate to ultrachic shopping site

read more

Luxe Lip Lotion

Actually, this one’s more of a serum than a lotion. But alliteration is one of my fave literary devices. So, in case you aren’t familiar, Lisa Hoffman is the wife of the famed Dustin Hoffman, who by sheer coincidence is being mentioned on this blog for the second time within a week (last time, his character Raymond in Rain Man was referenced.) She recently created her own line of skin care products which are simple and convenient to carry, but yield impressive results – I also adore her Day Cream SPF 15 ($75).

read more

Violet in Private Released Today!

Hi, girls!

Just wanted to let you know that my friend Melissa Walker’s third installment in the Violet series about a not-so-confident model, Violet in Private, is officially out today! I read it earlier this summer and loved it! Buy the book via Melissa’s blog (through the link on the sidebar to the left). Also, Next week, Melissa is giving goodies from her Book Party Gift bag, which includes fun fashion and beauty treats–one each day, all month long. There will be a grand prize which will include a full trio of signed Violet books and a full book party gift bag from the Violet in Private party in NYC. How to win that? Check out Melissa’s blog for official details next week. End date will be 9/1.

read more

Liquid Liner Tip

One other thing about Fire Island, dolls… they have the STRANGEST rules there that they’re almost maniacal about enforcing. Like the fact that you can’t eat or drink on the street at all, nor listen to a radio with speakers on the beach. In fact, bakery there proudly displays a court summons the owner received for selling cookies to people who would then eat them outside the shop. Can you imagine? It’s like that fachachta town in Footloose – you know, where you weren’t allowed to dance or do anything?

read more

Cintra Wilson on Oak

I highly recommend last week’s NYT Critical Shopper column by Cintra Wilson. My fave line?
“If Heather Locklear had a parasitic twin emerging from her sternum who happened to be a nun, this would be something they would agree they could wear to Starbucks.”

Do you LOVE it? She’s like, Tim Gunn-right on.

Read the article here.

Photo credit:

Good Hair Cities

Have you guys noticed that there are geographical locations in which your hair looks especially phenom? I most certainly have. I spent this weekend with my fave girlfriend getaway pals, Lauren and Emily, to Fire Island. Have you ever been? It’s SUPER fab, gals. It’s a delightful place with deer, no cars, a fantastic beach, super tall CUTE dudes (without the unnecessary amount of hair product you see them wearing in the Hamptons), zero pretension (also unlike the Hamptons) and my personal favorite thing about F.I. – NO heels. No one wears them because a) you walk everywhere and b) it’s simply not that kind of party. Also? Several of the bars there serve this divine frozen drink called Rocket Fuel, which is comprised of Bacardi 151 and coconut milk. Yum, yum, yum! It’s comparable to a BBC (Banana Bailey’s Cooler) at Cyril’s in Montauk. I’ll just go ahead and say that I really am going to make a concerted effort to try the local frozen cocktail indigenous to various vaca haunts in Long Island.

read more

New from T3 + Orlando Pita: T3 360° Refresh

T3 + Orlando Pita, my FAVORITE hair stylist, make it easier than ever to achieve fabulous, hot-weather hair with the introduction of T3 360° Refresh. This volumizing dry shampoo cleans hair without water, and adds volume and texture even in the face of horrendous heat and humidity.

It comes in two USABLE color tones, light and dark and is designed to blend effortlessly with natural hair color, with no visible residue nor evidence. I’ve tried it out and it won’t yield curl on blown-out locks, smells light and citrusy, and feels great to the touch – not tacky or powdery.

read more

Splendid Weekend Reads

From the Splendicity community, comes this week best in beauty, fashion and shopping.


NY Spender remembers all of her past anti-frizz products and raves about her newest one.

Beauty and Fashion Tech looks at everything you need for a perfect brow from Anastasia Beverly Hills

Viva Woman finds out the types of Vitamin C in skincare products and what works for our skin.

Beauty Bento Box offers her first impressions on the OLAY White Radiance Foaming Cleanser.

My Women Stuff discusses what are chemical sunscreens and physical sunscreens.

read more

Total Beauty Web Tour

The best posts of the week from my fellow Total Beauty members:
The Makeup Divasreviews and shares photos of Mac’s Sonic Chic Mineralize Blushes in Dainty and Merrily.

Tink at Casual Lavish explores other color options for Chanel Rodeo Drive nail polish.

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings is having a fabulous giveaway of Marini Lash! Be sure to enter, and long lush lashes could be yours!

At Bare Budget Beauty, Jenn compares MAC Tendertones and the new L’Oreal HiP Jelly Balms! Which one do you think will win?

read more