April 16, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
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).
April 15, 2014 at 10:20 am , by Maggie Niemiec
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.
April 15, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
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.
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- Carol’s Daughter. 15% off orders $25 or more (Coupon code: ShopSo11). Expires 5/31/2014.
April 11, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Kayla Becker
When it comes to accessories this spring, two hues are better than one! After a colorful runway season, the two-tone bag is trending, bringing a welcome pop of color to most any outfit. Here, we gathered 10 of our favorite colorblock duos in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges!
Ice Blue & Midnight
April 10, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Tiffany McHugh
Glee songstress Naya Rivera looked bright-eyed and beautiful at a party in West Hollywood earlier this week. Her fuss-free blown back hair (a 90’s trend that is making a big comeback) gave way to her stunning eye makeup and glowing complexion.
One thing that makes Naya’s almond-shaped eyes stand out even more than usual is the subtle trace of purple eyeshadow you see around the inner corners of her eyes. To get a similar look, we recommend smoothing on a layer of your favorite foundation, followed by a peach blush (we love Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin). Dust an illuminating highlighter down the bridge of your nose and over your cheekbones for some additional glow and definition. To start your eye makeup, we recommend using an eyeshadow stick to coat your lid (try Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Amethyst), and then dusting a powder eyeshadow on the inner third part of your lid (try Urban Decay Cosmetics Eye Shadow in AC/DC). Follow by tracing a thin line along your top and bottom lashes, smudging it a bit with your finger or a q-tip (for a dramatic look like Naya’s, line your upper and lower waterlines with the same black liner). Finish by swiping on a nude lip gloss and a few coats of mascara.
Are you a fan of Naya’s purple eyeshadow? Check out our Bold Eye Makeup for Real Women slideshow!
April 9, 2014 at 8:00 am , by Bethany Cantor
Whether your warm spring weekends include a music festival, a stroll around a farmer’s market, or brunch with friends, these straight-from-the-runways, global-inspired pants are versatile enough to fit any occasion. Plus, you’re basically getting away with wearing pajamas in public–boom! Since the pants are the focus, keep your other pieces neutral and add a metallic sandal to finish the look.