Beauty Buzz | Summer’s Hottest Lipstick Shades


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The most glamorous of holidays, National Lipstick Day, is this coming Tuesday and our friends at Amazon looked at lipstick sales and search terms to determine the most lipstick obsessed cities in the United States as well as the most popular lipstick shades summer 2014.

Would you believe that people in Miami, Portland?! and Atlanta buy more lipstick than in any other cities in the US? Looks like NYC has to up its lipstick game!

Be sure to pop by next week, I’ll have a fun pink lipstick how-to.

Momstrology | The AstroTwins’ Guide to Parenting {Giveaway}


When asked about my sons’ personalities, I will almost always mention that they’re Virgos and were born the years of the ox and dragon in the Chinese zodiac. I think those little tidbits says so much, even to those who only dabble in astrology.

While I don’t exactly live my life by the moon and the stars, I’ve always found astrology fascinating and am intrigued by the idea that different aspects of our nature are affected by our zodiac signs and birth charts. As such, I was super excited to read Momstrology: The AstroTwins’ Guide to Parenting Your Little One by the Stars, and am still thinking through all the thoughtful advice it provided me as a Leo mom (with a Scorpio fourth house ruler). Momstrology is loaded with sign-specific advice to make sense of parenting from an astrological point of view accounting for the strengths and weaknesses of each sign between mother/child and father/child, whether you’re new to astrology or really into it.

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Beauty Buzz | NEW from CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club

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A big box of new beauty arrived at my door last week from CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club. If anything jumps out at you, use your CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club membership when stocking up new beauty products to earn $5 ExtraBucks Rewards for every $50 you spend!  There’s a neighborhood CVS/pharmacy within 3 miles of almost everyone in US so if you’re going to beauty binge anyway, why not earn some money back?

Here’s what’s new:

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Zio Ziegler for PBteen {Review}

Last month PBteen launched an exclusive collection of bold, street-style bedding, backpacks, and wall art with contemporary artist Zio Ziegler. We got a first look at the collection and face-time with Zio himself at I.S. 289 Hudson River Middle School in Manhattan where he unveiled a custom mural for the students.

The bold graphic collection is currently available at PBteen and includes room decor from pillows to wall art and back to school favorites like lunch bags and back packs.

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You’re Invited | Long Live #SearsSummer Twitter Party 7/14

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Summer is in full effect and temps are heating up but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice cool style!

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Mode Monday | Jill Zarin’s 2nd Annual Luxury Ladies Luncheon

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Inside Edition | Beach Bag

It’s not easy to stay refreshed and stylish in the summer heat but thanks to our friends at Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee, I’m sharing a peek into my beach bag with the products that keep me energized on the go:

Beach Bag Essentials
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DIY Mason Jar Pendant Light {Guest Post}

With summer in full force and outdoor entertaining at its peak, I’m happy to welcome Rheney Williams back with a DIY Mason Jar Pendant Light project that’s sure to get your creative juices flowing and brighten up any outdoor space:

DIY Mason Jar Pendant

Addressing the lighting in and around your home is one of the quickest ways to dress up drab spaces and add a pop of brilliant luminescence to even the most mundane of areas. Many times, you can incorporate your personality and style in a single fixture. And even if your home is fantastic as it is, there’s always room to glam it up a notch!

That’s just what I’ve done with these simple DIY Mason jar hanging pendant lights. I’ve taken an ordinary product and enhanced it by combining a few equally commonplace items to create something truly extraordinary. The best part is that you can make your own with little to no DIY experience and minimal cost.

Start by gathering your materials. You’ll need:

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aden + anais + (RED)

Buy Red

aden + anais’ unique line of boutique baby products made of soft, breathable fabrics in adorable, modern designs are a Glamamom favorite. My youngest is almost two and we’re still using the swaddles, blankets, and sleep sacks in the crib and beyond.

This month, aden + anais is launching a special, limited-edition line of muslin swaddles, dream blankets, and bibs with AIDS charity, (Red).

For every product sold, 10% of the retail price goes directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS.

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An American in Paris

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