Thanks to everyone who entered the winter boot giveaway. Congrats to Maggie and Marcy, who will be keeping their tootsies warm this winter in a new pair of Whoogas. Stay tuned for more great Beauty Girl giveaways!
Bringing you another homemade video! This time my thanks go out to my husband, the trooper, who had to film this more than once because our dog (see left) felt like she had something to say, too. Penelope finally stopped barking and posed for the camera while I displayed my finished nails. Here they are!
P.S. Have to mention that I didn’t relay the full name of the website in the video. To order your own nail art, the correct website is WWW.INQUENAILS.COM.
Need inspiration? Check out Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Fergie, who have been rocking sassy nail designs. Or, perhaps you’ll want to follow the lead of the littlest biggest trend maker right now, Willow Smith, who’s showing off her 3-D nails in the December issue of W Magazine.
I cheated. The first day I felt a tinge of guilt. However, I’m so smitten, I’m going public with my new love affair and revealing my latest find to all of you — Whoogas! Whoogas are the new Uggs. I never thought I’d find a boot I’d be more attached to than my comfy Uggs. Then again, I never thought I’d go blonde. Whoogas are made by an Australian company that uses Australian merino fleece. They look very similar to their competitors and ship directly form China just like major Ugg labels. So why my change of heart? When Whooga first contacted me to try out a pair, I was skeptical. I was happy with my Uggs (I’m not a commitment-phoebe who’s always looking for the next best thing). But, I indulged the offer and picked out a pair of the Short Gold Sheepskin Boots (shown above). I don’t like to think of myself as easy, but as soon as I slipped them on, I was sold. They’re lightweight and cushiony. Even if you wanted to wear socks, I recommend you don’t because the soft inner fleece feels like a blanket on your feet. And I have to say, they’re amazingly good looking. The brushed metallic finish gives them a stylish edge that has earned me so many compliments, you’d think I was wearing $600 designer shoes! I want to share the love so I’m giving 2 people the chance to win a pair of the $129 Short Gold Sheepskin Whoogas.
To enter to win, comment on this post with your shoe size, follow me on twitter (twitter.com/NPTheBeautyGirl) and RT this message.
Lululemon is the Barneys of activewear. The clothes are very expensive, or some may say, overpriced, which is why I choked at the idea of spending $98 on workout pants. Someone should pay ME to workout!
Lucky for me, I was shopping with my mom, and she encouraged me to try on the Groove pant. I quickly saw why these black yoga/workout pants are a constant best seller even with such a big price tag. The slight bootcut is flattering on all body types, the comfy material has a bit of stretch but also enough tension to suck you in so your thighs and tush look cute, the wide waistband stays put when you’re running so you don’t have to worry about plumber butt on the treadmill, and there’s even a hidden pocket for a cell phone, which I just discovered, that’s built right into the waistband.
These pants have become my preferred uniform for working out and bumming around. I’ve washed them enough times to know they retain their shape and are definitely worth the splurge — even though this time I didn’t have to purchase them myself.
If you missed my live segment this morning on WGN Midday News, I’ve included the clip so you can see all the beauty trends I talked about. I also listed my product picks to achieve the looks. Doing live TV is fun, but the highlight of my day happened right after I finished the segment. I returned to the green room to find Mike Ditka sitting there. Ha! He was really friendly, with a big grin. From beauty to football, this show really does cover it all.
Here are the products used for each runway trend Beauty Trend: Exaggerated Liner Splurge • Shiseido Accentuating Black Cream Liner; $26.00, Sephora • Guerlain Le 2 Black Volume Mascara; $36.00, Nordstrom Total: $62 Steal • Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Longwear Gel Liner in Charcoal; $8.99, Target • L’Oreal Volumnious Mascara; $7.50, drugstores nationwide • EcoTools Angled Eyeliner Brush; $3.99, Ulta.com Total: $20 Beauty Trend: Blue Shadow Splurge • Estee Lauder Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette in Blue Dahlia; $42, Nordstrom • MAC Lipstick in Nude; $14.50, Nordstrom Total: $56.50 Steal • L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Color Smokes Quad Eye Shadow in Cobalt; $5.99, drugstores • Revlon ColorBurst in Soft Nude; $6.50 Total: $12.50 Beauty Trend: Violet Lips Splurge • Dior Serum de Rouge in Violet; $32.00, Saks Fifth Avenue • Benefit Brow Zings brow powder in Light; $30.00, Macy’s Total: $62 Steal • CoverGirl Continuous Color lipstick in Vintage Wine; $5, drugstores • Maybelline Ultra Brow Brush-on Color in Light Brown; $6.00, Ulta Total: $11