This past week has been full of new discoveries for me! I have come across fashion web sites I didn’t know existed as well as cosmetics lines that I have developed new addictions to and more! Check out my list of exiciting new beauty and fashion findings.
Rent the Runway
Watching the Today Show is part of my morning routine as I get ready for work. One day Rent the Runway was mentioned during a segment about red carpet gowns. I visited the site and I am now obsessed! You can rent designer gowns, cocktail dresses, accessories, and jewelry for a special night out for a fraction of the retail price! Got a work event, wedding, or cocktail party coming up and nothing to wear??? Look like a million bucks in the perfect dress from Rent The Runway! Click here to see how RTR works!
Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics
Giella Cosmetics are custom blended for your specific skin type. No more searching for the shade closest to your skin tone, now you can have it custom blended just for you! Not just foundation and powder, Giella can custom blend eye shadow, lip gloss, and even nail polish!
The Pretty Reckless
I have never watched a full episode of Gossip Girl before, but since my guilty pleasure is reading gossip magazines, it has come to my attention that the young actress from Gossip Girl, Taylor Momsen, is also in a band called The Pretty Reckless. I have always just assumed that Taylor Momsen was trying so hard to be a Courtney Love copycat and I immediately dismissed the idea that she had any vocal ability whatsoever. Well, I stumbled upon a live performance of this band covering Oasis’s Wonderwall. I was pleasantly surprised at Taylor’s voice! Not what I expected at all! Now, the band’s own music reminds of 90’s angry girl rocker bands like Hole which isn’t necessarily my kind of music, but I do find the lyrics surprisingly clever and the melodies suprisingly catchy. I would love to give this gothic Gossip Girl a make-under along with some clothes that aren’t ripped to shreds (after all, she is only a teenager), but appearances aside, this girl has some major talent! Click here to see Taylor Momsen and The Pretty Reckless cover Wonderwall.
The Lavender Lady
This is a great blog written by the owner of the lavender farm, Hood River Lavender. She includes details of her daily life on a lavender farm as well as tips for cooking with lavender and yummy recipes for lavender goodies along with a variety of lavender inspired bath, body, and home products.