Adidas X Missoni Is Low-Key Luxe for Your Workout

Sunday, September 08, 2019 • Permalink • 

Athleticwear collaborations are all the rage these days. I've found it hard to decide which are worth the investment and which are pure novelty. Until I was breezing through the September issue of Shape magazine and was stopped in my tracks by a full-page image of the multicolor Ultraboost Clima from the new Adidas X Missoni collab. That’s one gorgeous athletic shoe. Yep, this is the collab to care about.

Adidas X Missoni man and woman street scene

Review: Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

Monday, September 02, 2019 • Permalink • 

Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

You know that saying “you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone?” This is my skincare equivalent. It really works, and I learned the hard way that the fact that it works is kind of rare.

About a year and a half ago I developed melasma on my forehead as a result of changing birth control pills. Coincidentally, around the same, time the PR team at Kiehl’s sent me a review sample of their big new thing – Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, a dark spot reducing serum. Nice timing.

Until that point I had never had need of a dark spot reducing product and thus had no preconceived notions about the spot reducing product industry. Contrast this with, say, the cellulite reducing product industry, which I’ve found over the course of the last 15 years to be a complete racket. I assumed the new Kiehl’s product would accomplish its main purpose, reducing the appearance of the icky dark blob on my forehead.

These Are Ulta’s Best-Selling Concealers Right Now

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 • Permalink • 

If I had to guess, I’d say concealer is the one makeup product that everyone uses from time to time. Even if you hate foundation and think mascara is a torture device, it’s hard to resist the allure of being able to downplay under eye circles or cover up a rogue blemish, right?

The trick is finding your personal best concealer. What works on one person could be totally wrong for the next. But, if you ask enough people what their top pick concealer is, the wisdom of the crowd will point you in the right direction. With that in mind, these are the five best-selling concealers at Ulta right now…

This Ulta-exclusive hydrating wand concealer can double as a highlighter or contour, depending on which of the fourteen shades you pick. Users praise its long-lasting formula and smooth application, with one verified buyer saying “…it looks totally natural. It’s literally magic in a tube.”

Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer


→ Buy the Tarte Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer, $27.00, at ulta.com.


FOUND: ‘90s Boots, Upgraded

Sunday, August 18, 2019 • Permalink • 

Theory Laced Boots in Black

I’m pretty sure that every person who was old enough to buy their own clothes in the ‘90s owned a pair of lace-up boots. Maybe your ‘90s boots were classic Docs, the most popular choice. Or maybe, like me, you jumped on the bandwagon late enough to snag a stylish spin-off. My boots were luggage brown with bottle green laces, courtesy of a much-cooler-than-now J.Crew. They weighed a ton, and I swear I lost five pounds the first semester I owned them thanks to a thrice weekly class on the fourth floor of a building with too few elevators. Such good memories.

50% Off at Banana Republic and How to Use It

Saturday, August 17, 2019 • Permalink • 

The Banana Republic Friends and Family Sale is in full swing through Monday, August 19. The on-site promotion is 40%, with exclusions. But, if you know the magic code, you can actually get a full 50% off with no BR merchandise exclusions. The trick? Use code BRFAMILY to get the bonus deal. If you order $100 or more, also use code BRSHIP for free 3-5 day shipping.

Not sure how to best make use of this limited time only promo code? These five timeless minimalist picks are all sure things, especially at this great sale price.

The new Japan Exclusives collection at Banana Republic is fantastic. These are easily some of my favorite BR pieces in years. But, caution: they were sized for the Japanese market, so you may need to size up. This high-neck black blouse is my absolute favorite.

Banana Republic Japan Exclusive Mock-Neck Blouse in Black


→ Buy the Banana Republic Japan Exclusive Mock-Neck Blouse, $44.75 with code (was $89.50), at bananarepublic.com.