White Out! 10 Pieces to Mix and Match for Spring

April 18, 2014 at 10:26 am , by

After seasons of vibrant runways, the fashion world is opting for a refreshing clean slate. Pure, crisp white is on the top of everyone’s must-wear list. Try it head-to-toe for  fashion-forward look. Here, we gathered 10 white pieces of all shapes and prices so you can mix and match!

The Relaxed Blazer

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It's easy to dress up or down in this breezy blazer.

Buy it now, $298


How to Copy Kate Mara’s Shimmery Brown Smoky Eye

April 17, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

The always-lovely Kate Mara was looking fierce at the Transcendance movie premiere in Los Angeles late last week. Her ombre-dipped hair was pulled back into a soft, slightly undone updo showing off her gorgeous smoky eye makeup. We’ll show you how to get her look using Bobbi Brown’s Smokey Warm Eye Palette.

Begin by smoothing on your favorite primer and foundation and swipe a coral blush from the apples of your cheeks up toward your temples — try CORALista by Benefit Cosmetics. Begin by swiping a deep chocolate liner across your lash line. Next, dust your entire lid with the Ivory base, and then swipe the medium-brown matte shadow (third square in from the left) from the inner corner of your lid upward and outward towards your brow bone, creating a muted cat-eye effect. Next dip your brush into the deepest, shimmery chocolate brown shade (second in from the right) and press the shadow between your lash line and your crease. Re-swipe the inner third of your lid with the medium-brown shadow and blend it toward the darker color. Re-line your eyes for added definition, adding some of the deep chocolate liner to the outer corner of your bottom lid and along the inside in your waterline. Swipe a q-tip along your bottom lash line to get a more smudgey feel. Finish the look by dusting the shimmery rose-gold shadow (third in from the right) along your tear duct in a slight “V” shape. Swipe on a few coats of brown mascara, top and bottom, and a shimmery salmon lipstick (we recommend Ulta Lip Butter in Vienna), and you’re good to go!

For a step-by-step smoky eye tutorial, check out this video!

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Real Life Besties Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham Talk About Playing House

April 16, 2014 at 5:41 pm , by

How far would you go to help out a bestie? On the hilarious new sitcom, Playing House, Emma (Jessica St. Clair) ditches her high-powered career to help her childhood friend Maggie (Lennon Parham), who has a baby on the way. We talked to the two actresses (who are also executive producers and co-writers) about their inspiration behind this LOL show.

Jessica St. Clair: Lennon and I are actually real-life best friends. We met 12 years ago doing the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. There were very few women there. We were the only ones in sweater sets.

Lennon Parham: All of our ideas inevitably start with us sitting in my living room binge watching Oprah’s Favorites. Plus, we’ve never seen a sitcom where two female friends come together at a turning point in their lives.

St. Clair: We get ourselves in the most ridiculous scenarios on the show, just like we do in real life. Like we’ll be in a high-powered Hollywood meeting and there will be a bowl of sea salt caramels on the table. Lennon will say, ‘Oh, I’m going to eat one!’ And then her crown will come off her tooth in the middle of the meeting. I’m like, “Who puts a sea-salt caramel in their mouth during a high-powered Hollywood meeting!”

Parnham: If you have a best friend, they’re the ones who really know you. This show is kind of a love letter to those friendships. It’s like Thelma and Louise, Beaches, and Fried Green Tomatoes.

St. Clair: Only on our show, nobody dies.

Playing House premieres April 29 on USA Network. Watch an exclusive clip from the show above!


Wear It Now Wednesday: Spring Brunch

April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

dress / sunglasses / bracelet / watch / bag / heels

Whether you’re dressing up in your Easter finest for a mid-morning feast or joining friends for a weekend brunch, we think this minty shift is the perfect dress for the occasion. Pair it with heels in an unexpected, complimentary color and a neutral bag (to stuff all the extra muffins in when you leave).


Snack Girl to the Rescue!

April 15, 2014 at 10:20 am , by

We at Ladies’ Home Journal have been big fans of Snack Girl, Lisa Cain, for years. As a member of our LHJ Health and Wellness Blogger Network, Lisa is always keeping us informed of the latest healthy food news. As for her recipes? Both easy and delish.

Naturally we were super excited when her latest book, Snack Girl to the Rescue!, came across our desk. Whether you’re looking to get off the constant diet roller coaster, learn how to eat better on a budget or start to live an overall healthier life, you’ll want to check out this book.

Part one is all about encouragement and guidance. Lisa hilariously details her own journey with food and health and shares the little tips that have helped her maintain a healthy lifestyle. She even touches on body image—and not in the way most diet books do. Lisa’s approach is downright inspiring.

“If you find yourself staring at your muffin top when you look in the mirror, look up. Look at your face and decide that it is a waste of time to obsess over imperfections that do not encompass or define who you are. I’ve never met one person whose entire self was constructed around a muffin top.” Truth!

Part two of the book is full of simple, satisfying recipes—all for 400 calories or less. Lisa includes meals and snacks for any time of the day. Her recipe ideas are approachable and don’t require too many ingredients. We especially appreciate her list of pantry must-haves, as well as a five-day grocery shopping list that’s perfect for anyone new to cooking. We can’t wait to test out her pumpkin overnight pancakes, airy and easy mac and cheese and homemade skinny fries.

Snack Girl to the Rescue! is on sale today.

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Beauty with Benefits

April 15, 2014 at 8:00 am , by

Just in case you needed a good deed to justify your beauty shopping, the teams at QVC and CEW (Cosmetics Executive Women) are partnering for the Beauty with Benefits campaign to raise funds for Cancer and Careers.

Cancer and Careers empowers, educates, and provides essential tools to people with cancer so they can thrive in the workplace.

The campaign features a PSA by actress Tiffani Thiessen and a two-hour fundraiser on QVC on Thursday, April 17th at 8pm.

“Cancer in the workplace is so prevalent yet it’s an issue that rarely gets discussed,” said Thiessen. “I am excited to work with QVC and CEW to support such a worthy cause. I love that I get to use a fun thing like makeup to shed light on such a powerful message.”

During the two-hour live event viewers will be able to shop products from 19 prestige beauty brands including Fresh, bareMinerals, Philosophy, and more. (The items will also be available online)

For this initiative, 80 percent of the purchase price of donated merchandise will benefit Cancer and Careers, a charitable program established by the Cosmetic Executive Women foundation.

 


Top Fashion and Beauty Deals on the Web: Week of April 14

April 14, 2014 at 11:43 am , by

With Easter right around the corner and visions of spring break dancing in our heads, we’ve got pastel on the brain. We’re yearning for peachy lips, rosy cheeks, and soft, spring-worthy eye makeup. This week’s deals will help us fulfill all of our makeup dreams with deals on items from L’Occitane, Body Belle, Yves Rocher and more.
– Post brought to you by Savings.com editor Susan Yoo-Lee

 

  1.  L’Occitane. Buy any full size product and get 50% off refills (Coupon code: EARTH). Expires 5/01/2014.
  2. Body Belle. 10% off all orders, plus free shipping (Coupon code: FS10NT). Expires 4/16/2014.
  3. Bath & Body Works. 20% off all orders (Coupon code: BESTEVER). Expires 6/06/2014.
  4. Yves Rocher. 10% off all orders, plus free gift and samples (Coupon code: YVES10). Expires 4/30/2014.
  5. Carol’s Daughter. 15% off orders $25 or more (Coupon code: ShopSo11). Expires 5/31/2014.
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