DIY Look We Love

Monday, April 29, 2013 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos

It’s always refreshing to clean out your closet once the season begins to change. Instead of getting rid of the sweaters you didn’t wear last season, add some life to your old garments with this great DIY look we can’t wait to try. Wearing an oversized, bow-inspired sweater with shorts or leggings will set you apart on a windy summer day.

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Spring Mixtape: My Perfect Playlist

Friday, April 26, 2013 | COLUMN: Things We Love

Some things are unmistakably spring: bright colors, short sleeves and rolled-down windows. Add to that a catchy, carefree soundtrack, and you’ve got all the makings for a fun-filled season!

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Spring Style Guide: Tailored Lady in Lace

Saturday, April 20, 2013 | COLUMN: Things We Love

1. Luisa Beccaria 2. H&M 3. Lela Rose 4. Cacharel 5. Forever 21

This spring’s hottest looks are laced and tailored, with chic designers, like Cacharel and Luisa Beccaria, turning back the hands of time and redefining what it means to be classy. H&M and Forever 21 have fiercely fashionable laced dresses that will have you looking like you belong on the catwalk—all at a very reasonable price. Tailored shorts are also bringing a sassy new aura to the runway. A solid, high-waisted short with a subtle, laced top will create a lasting impression of tailored class.

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Makeup Hookup: What’s in My Bag?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Things We Love

Spring is here, the weather is getting warm, and it is time to have some fun—all while looking fabulous! My makeup bag is full of great treats from Pür! I never leave out without my 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer. It not only hydrates my skin but also acts as a primer and provides light coverage for a casual day. If I want to spice things up, the Jet Setter Eye Shadow Trio adds lots of sass to my natural look, and Mineral Glow (a girl’s best friend) always gives me the perfect sun-kissed look! Who can go without a great mascara? Double Ego is the needle in the hay stack I was looking for, lengthening and strengthening my lashes. For a big finish, I add a pop of color with my favorite lipstick: Moonlit Pearl (link no longer available)!

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2013 Spring Nail Trends

Sunday, April 14, 2013 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos

Think your nail polish is a one-trick pony? Think again. This spring, we reveal three of the hottest nail trends—and all of them involve two or more shades. Read on to learn how you can make each look your own!

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Served Fresh: Mint Julep on Etsy

Thursday, March 28, 2013 | COLUMN: Things We Love

We admit it: we’re Etsy junkies. Where else can you find so many original fashion pieces and accessories under one roof? One shop definitely worth checking out is Mint Julep Design. Run by SoCal-based artist Monica Chapon (a professional sculptor with a Master’s Degree in Ceramics), this one-of-a-kind boutique is a treasure trove of chic, handmade jewelry, like this enameled whale necklace. We also love her spiky drop earrings—made from real porcupine quills!

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Snake Charmed

Friday, March 22, 2013 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Things We Love

1. Judith Jack Collar Necklace ($1,750 at Nordstrom.com) 2. Bulgari Serpenti Bracelet ($54,000 at Bulgari.com) 3. Elsa Peretti Snake Bangle ($495 at Tiffany.com) 4. Tessa Cuff Bracelet ($145 at LuluFrost.com)

 

This season, the serpent is in! In honor of the Year of the Snake, fashion houses like Cartier, Bulgari and Judith Jack are rolling out gorgeous pieces (with equally stunning price tags). But if you are a true fashion junkie with a slightly modified budget, there are some options for you! This sterling silver snake bangle by Tiffany & Co. is sleek and classy for only $495, and Lulu Frost’s gold coiled serpent with turquoise eyes is only $144.

 

The serpent trend doesn’t stop at jewelry. Inspired by the exotic mystery of the snake, soft eyes with a bold lip are sweeping the runway this year. You can have it all with Pür’s Natural Eye 3-Piece Collection (link no longer available), featuring our naturally gorgeous Gold Marcasite Eye Shadow, Chocolate Mica Eye Pencil and luscious Impact+ Mascara (only $14)! Add a pop color with our Mineral Shea Butter Lipstick (link no longer available) (just $16), and you can get this year’s hottest look for less!

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We Love: Charmaine Olivia

Friday, March 15, 2013 | COLUMN: Things We Love

Charmaine Olivia is a self-taught artist living in San Francisco. We can’t get enough of her art on Instagram. Most of her work, like her Rose Story 2 (above), is focused on women and reminds us that natural is beautiful.

 

You can view her artwork on charmaineolivia.com

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Golden Age Glamour

Friday, March 08, 2013 | COLUMN: Things We Love

1. Knife-pleat Maxi Dress ($128 at Victoria’s Secret) 2. Jimmy Choo ‘Abel’ Pump ($525 at Nordstrom) 3. Flower Stud Earrings ($38 at cwonder.com) 4. Pür Minerals Art Decadence Collection (link no longer available)

 

Neutral colors look great on everyone and create a free-spirited sensation. We suggest pairing them with bold pink accessories, like bejeweled earrings and pointy-toed heels. Our Art Decadence Collection (link no longer available) provides an elegant finish to balance your look.

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Spring Pops of Fun!

Thursday, March 07, 2013 | COLUMNS: Away We Go, Things We Love

This spring break, head out to the hottest places in this year’s sexiest colors. Hit Miami in Lemon Zest, take over Puerto Rico in a Poppy Red and arrive at Panama Beach in fabulous Monaco Blue. These stunning shades top the 2013 Pantone Fashion Color Report and can be incorporated into bathing suits (foxy one-pieces steal the show), shoes and accessories. Of course, your makeup has to be flawless too! Add a pop of color with Pür’s Island Escape Cream Shadow Collection (link no longer available). This provocative oasis of pastel shades creates a smudge-proof eye that lasts through sunny days and nighttime fun!

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