Monday, September 15, 2014

Dirty Hair Don't Care!

Dirty Hair Don't Care!
Dry shampoo is perhaps one of the best hair inventions in a long time! How genius that you can now apply a product on your hair that leaves you looking as though you just stepped out of the salon!  Until now, i preferred powder formulas simply because i didn't love the way the aerosole versions made my hair feel... until i met Batiste Dry Shampoo.  This beauty was a game changer for me!  No more messy powders here... a few sprays and my hair looks refreshed and full of body.  Honestly, you don't have to have dirty hair to take full advantage of this product.  You see, my hair is quite thick, however, the roots at times get somewhat limp.  When i spray Batiste Dry Shampoo on the root area, it immediately gives my hair texture and body.  I'm not gonna lie, i'm a total sucker for Batiste's cute packaging.  Their bottles come in all kinds of prints and corresponding scents.  As a jersey girl, i had to represent with the leopard print (chuckle) but i have tried and loved others as well.  I also love that these beauties come in sample sizes.  In fact, that's how i came to love this product.  I found it at Ulta in a travel size and decided to try it.  Had i not done that, i never would have purchased the full size bottle!  Sometimes it's nice to not have to make the full investment until you decide if it's perfect for you.  I love that!  Overall, i'm so pleased and am officially a fan of Batiste's Dry Shampoo!  My hair is very excited!

Thank you so much for reading. Xo, Carla - FMM


Sunday, September 14, 2014

GLOSSYBOX Promo - Free Tarte Lipstick!

I have some exciting news!  This week, from Monday-Friday, GLOSSYBOX is holding a promotion everyday from 12-4 pm!  Everyday, during those hours, they'll host a promotion where you'll receive an amazing product just for subscribing to the monthly box! Well, I'm a huge fan of GLOSSYBOX and i just got inside word that tomorrow (Monday, September 15th), from 12-4 pm you'll get a Tarte Brightening Lipstick ($15 value) free when you subscribe!  Simply use code GIVEMELIP. It doesn't get better than that!  Now is the perfect time to sign up!  Personally i really look forward to my box every month.  I'm never disappointed!  This month's Harper's Bazaar box is going to be sooooo amazing!  I got a sneak peek and am completely blown away!  I can tell you that you'll get an OCC Lip Tar, Essie full size nail polish along with a few other gorgeous products.  Don't miss out on this spectacular deal.  Also, when you get your box, you can review your products online in exchange for Glossy Dots that can be used towards a free box once you've accumulated enough. So go ahead and sign up... i promise you will not be disappointed! Xo, Carla - FMM

Altuzarra For Target

Altuzarra For Target

The much anticipated Altuzarra for Target collection launched today and of course, tired as i was from my exhausting yet super fun day out in NYC yesterday (I'll tell you all about it soon), i was one of the many, up at the crack of dawn, shopping for my favorites! This collection was actually quite impressive.  While i didn't score the gorge military trench, i did walk away with a couple of dresses and top.  My shopping isn't done just yet, but I'll have to head on over to a few other local targets to search for the pieces I'm still longing for.  In the meantime, i thought I'd show you a few of my faves!

1. Maxi Dress Satin Floral
2.  Over-The-Knee Boot
3. Dress Python Print
4. Belt
5. Military Trench Coat
6. Short Boot
7. Ruby Hill Wrap Dress
8. Black Skirt
9.  Faux Fur Jacket

So lets chat!  Did you shop the collection? What did you score??? Thank you SO MUCH for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wanna Be a Model?

Hi beauties!  OK, i know that all of my readers are incredibly beautiful inside and out so i thought I'd share this wonderful opportunity for you to show off your gorgeous locks!  ECRU New York is looking for someone to be the next face of their brand... and that someone could be YOU!  Here are all the glorious details!  GOOD LUCK!  Hey, i sent my pics too... ya never know right?

GOOD LUCK!!!!  I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you!  Xo, Carla, FMM

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Get The Look! New York Fashion Week Hair - Easily!

We saw some amazing hair so far for spring 2015 Fashion Week-get the look EASILY with Lisa Lobosco of ECRU Lifestyle Beauty!

The Rope Braid—As seen at Donna Karan:
·         Pull Hair into low ponytail
·         Divide hair into four sections and cross them over-so they form a thick rope (making sure to hold first two strands in left hand and the second two in your right)
·         Secure at the end of the braid with an elastic and spray with a light hairspray such as ECRU New York Sunlight Holding Spray and get rid of fly aways with the ECRU New York Acacia Protein BB Cream

Bombshell Hair-As seen at Diane Von Furstenberg
·         Start with wet hair, and sandwich a towel around small sections of damp hair, and squeeze. This roughs up the cuticles so they don't lie flat
·         Next, spritz a light volumizer all over wet hair, try the ECRU NY Volumizing Silk Mist
·         For added volume try a volumizing gel, like the ECRU New York Marine Thickening Balm, massage into the roots and work through the ends.
·         Blow-dry your roots while tugging at them for added height
·         Then dry hair upside down—keeping special notice to the roots, and lifting up with your brush
·         Finish with hairspray –ECRU New York Sunlight Finishing Spray

Heart Shape Chignon-As seen at Altuzarra
(a Twist on the classic chignon)
·         Pull hair back into a ponytail and wrap a small piece of hair around the base(to hide the elastic)—tame fly-aways with the ECRU New York Acacia Protein BB Cream
·         Place the ponytail-gathered hair into a color correct hair net
·         Roll hair underneath into the chignon, pull up either side to  shape heart (secured with bobby pins on either side)
Spray with hair spray to keep in place, try ECRU New York Sunlight Finishing Spray Max.

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

Julep Nail Polish Set GIVEAWAY

Guess what?!  I've got another exciting giveaway for you!  I'm so incredibly grateful to each and every single one of you who take the time to visit my blog and give it love.  I've decided to host a series of giveaways to ensure that i spread a little bit of love your way!  Seriously, thank you!  OK... on to the good stuff!  This week's giveaway includes two gorgeous Julep Boho Glam Nail Polishes (one in Natalia and the other in Harlow).  In addition to these two beauties, I'm including Julep's OXYGEN Soothing Base Coat. This is a perfect set to get your pretty digits ready for Fall! So you know how this goes right?  Use the Rafflecopter widget to enter.  Open internationally!  The only two mandatory entries are simply to 'like' my facebook page and 'follow' on twitter.  The rest of the entries are encouraged if you want additional entries and more chances to win.  Thank you so much for entering and GOOD LUCK! PS.  Congrats to the winner of the Tarte Palette!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Tatcha Travel Kit

I've found the most darling travel kit... ever!  Tacha, a skincare brand I've adored for quite some time now, has created a travel kit with all the skin essentials you'll need for your next getaway.  These beauties come perfectly tucked into a darling TSA friendly pouch... how convenient right?  Listen, if you've ever traveled on an airplane, you know how harsh the air quality can be on your skin. Personally, i never travel without a beauty elixir of sorts because midway to my destination, my skin is literally screaming for some sort of hydration.  Tatcha's Dewy Skin spray (which i recently chatted about here) is included in this kit and is perhaps one of the most amazing products you can own!  A few spritzes and your skin will feel refreshed, hydrated and alive!  Also included is one of my new beauty obsessions!  I adore facial masks... particularly the no mess kind! Tatcha's Deep Hydration Lifting Mask and Deep Hydration Revitalizing Eye Mask are absolute must haves whether your traveling or staying put!  How i wish I'd had these with me on my recent trip to LA!  Now i know for future purposes that these beauties will always hold prime real estate in my travel bag as well as my night stand!  I like to use these masks once a week or simply when my skin is in need of some extra TLC.  Fear not, these are neatly tucked into the pretty little Tatcha Travel Kit!  But that's not all! Love Tacha's Indigo Collection as much as i do?  If you're not familiar with it, check out my post here!  This kit contains a travel size Soothing Silk Hand Cream that will keep your pretty hands silky smooth.  Worried about oily patches of skin?  Tatcha's got your covered with their famous Petal Fresh Original Aburatorigami blotting sheets.  OMG I don't even know where to begin with these... they are serious life savers!  I've had many catastrophic situations averted simply because i tucked these in my makeup bag!  Phew!  The last product included in this kit literally had me gasping for air (in a good way)!  The GOLD Camellia Nourishing Lip Balm is soooooooo divine!  You can see from the pictures that i seriously couldn't wait to touch the gold, yes gold, leaf that neatly blankets the top of this beauty! Ooops!  Sorry!  Aside from the fact that this balm is jam packed with skin loving goodness and feels amazing on my lips, I'm not gonna lie... the fact that it has gold in it may seriously make this my all time favorite lip balm!  I mean, how could any beauty loving lady like myself not LOVE this product!  I'm obsessed and will need a few more to ensure that i am never without this beauty!  Wow!  One thing worth noting, if you love gorgeous packaging as much as i do... it simply doesn't get better then Tatcha!

Here's the quick list of what's included:

So you see, Tatcha has made traveling so easy now that you can purchase all your essentials in one easy and pretty kit.  The clear pouch is beyond and beautiful will keep all your beauty essentials neatly tucked into one place.  It fits beautifully into your travel bag or purse making it perfect to carry anywhere anytime!  I'm in love and know that you will be too!  You can purchase this beauty here!

Thank you SO MUCH for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample - all opinions are my own based on my experience with these amazing products.