Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Buzz Stops Here

Well, this is it, ladies. The Glamorous Bee is no more.

Special thanks to all my advertisers for all their support. Special thanks also to my contributors, Tiana Bragg and Emily Standen. Most of all, thank you readers. Without you nothing else is possible.

As always, bee beautifil and bee fashionable!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Win A Pair Of Ugg Boots

Some may disagree, but it doesn't look as if Ugg Boots will be going out of fashion anytime soon. There are a lot of imitators out there, but Uggs are the original and still the best.

What if I told you that anyone reading these words right now has a chance to win a pair of Ugg Boots? Yes, it's true! Anyone in any country. You don't have to be a US resident to be eligible to win. All you need to do is click here to enter, or click on the button on the sidebar. So, get your entry in today for your chance to win!

Bee fashionable!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Buzz Is Dying Down

After giving it much thought, I have decided to "retire" from The Glamorous Bee by the end of the year. My desire to concentrate on what I truly enjoy has led to this decision.

I would love it if there is a woman out there who would like to take over the reigns here. If you are reading this and feel that you might be that woman please email me at glamour.bee@hotmail.com.

More information will be forthcoming as soon as it is available. In the meantime, continue to stop by; the buzz is not dead yet!

Monday, August 17, 2009

While You Wait: Some Sound Advice

It's been pretty quiet here at The Glamorous Bee this Summer, but things should be picking up again very soon. Expect to see reviews of several beauty products in the coming weeks and, hopefully, some coverage of Fashion Week.

In the meantime, I hope that you'll pay a visit to one of the best beauty and fashion blogs in cyberspace, Advice Sisters Guide To Life, Success & Happiness. Written by my friend Alison Blackman, it is always chock full of reviews of high-end beauty products and commentary about the latest fashions. Check it out soon!

Bee beautiful!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Chapstick True Shimmer

Life happens, so it took me a while to get around to writing this post. But I'm glad I finally did because I like this product! Thanks to Total Beauty for sending it to me.

If you're like me and don't wear much makeup, Chapstick True Shimmer should be on your list of beauty products to try. With True Shimmer you have the benefits of an iconic lip balm along with a subtle shimmer, which can add a touch of elegance to your lips.

Please try True Shimmer as soon as you can. Right now, you can get it in Botanical Berry and Tropical flavors. Next month you can also try Blended Fruit Sherbet and Peppermint Rush. My personal favorite: Peppermint Rush.

Bee Beautiful!

Q-Tips Vanity Packs

I've been meaning to write a post about Q-Tips Vanity Packs ever since I received them from Total Beauty nearly a month ago. But, life happens. My apologies to Total Beauty for the delay.

Moving right along, everyone and their mother knows about Q-Tips. They've been a vanity staple since forever. But, now they actually look like a vanity staple. The company has come out with Vanity Packs in four colors that help keep your vanity or counter top from looking like
a baby changing station.

Q-Tips boasts that their new vanity packs can rescue your beauty routine, because:

* They are perfect for applying, blending and touching in makeup.

* They are convenient, disposable makeup applicators that can do the job of many brushes.

* They ensure precise application especially for the eye area and ideal for creating a smoky eye.

* They are an affordable and clean alternative to expensive makeup brushes- especially for those guilty of not washing their brushes enough.

* They have more cotton at the tip, so they are soft, gentle and safe for delicate skin around the eyes.

* They are also available in Q-Tips Purse Packs- a compact case perfect for on-the-go beauty touch-ups.

I have a Vanity Pack sitting in my older-than-Methuselah Caboodles tray and it looks great.

Pretty idea, Q-Tips!

Bee Beautiful!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

More Posts Coming

Readers you are not forgotten. More glam posts are on the way. Until then, take a look at Christian Dior's Fall 09 Collection:



Bee fashionable!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Face Cream



I know the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins line has been around for awhile, but I've never tried any of the products. Many months ago I received the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Plantidote Mega-Mushroom Face Cream at an event, but never used it. It was just sitting in my bathroom cabinet. So one day I ran out of face cream and decided, finally, to give this a try. I'm always wary when it comes to face creams because I have oily skin, and something that isn't too thick and heavy is ideal for me.

I honestly had to get used to the smell (it's a little medicinal, but I guess that's a good thing), but once I got over that, it wowed me. It spreads on pretty thin and doesn't make my face oily at all. I began to use it every night before bed and it has worked wonders for my skin. My skin is clearer, and I didn't break out from using this because this is designed to make skin less sensitive and "build up its defenses." I make sure I only use a little bit so this could last me for a long time.

Bee Beautiful!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Alex Wang and Vena Cava for the Gap

Following the high-end-designer-teaming-up-with-a-mass-consumer-brand trend, Alexander Wang and Vena Cava have just released their respective lines for the Gap. Both are part of Gap's khaki collection and consist of pants, jackets, shorts, and dresses, all obviously in khaki. I am not a huge khaki fan, but the fantastic pleating on Wang's cropped pants and the skyscraper, ikat-ish print on Vena Cava's shift dress made me reconsider. Prices are under $100, a steal for these chic pieces!
A few of my favorites:






YSL New Vintage

For those of you who, like me, make a beeline to the fourth floor of Barney's (hello, salon shoes), and then leave, take a gander to the second floor to check out YSL's new vintage line. Stefano Pilati took vintage Yves Saint Laurent fabrics and created a new, ultrachic, sustainable collection. The 50-piece collection contains pieces that are one- or two- of a kind and range from strapless sheaths to ombre, eyelet-patterned jeans. In Pilati's words, the collection "fuses fashion and intelligence." My favorite is the khaki sheath, a timeless buy. The items range from $495 to $4,100. 

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fresh Umbrian Clay Bath Powder



It’s important for me from time to time to soak in a bath. What a great way for me to de-stress and relax muscles that became tense from life. I usually pour Epsom salt to take me to nirvana, but then I stumbled upon something that takes me even further. Someone gave me Fresh Umbrian Clay Bath Powder a couple of weeks ago. When you pour the powder (which is made of White Clay, from the Umbria region of Italy) into the water, it's supposed to transform into a mud bath, which draws out toxins and impurities, while regenerating the skin.

I was skeptical; I felt that the Epsom Salt did that already, big deal. After about five minutes of soaking, I didn’t feel a difference—that was until I lifted my feet out of the water. I always do that, but this time it was unusual. My feet felt very heavy, as if the water was pulling my leg back in. I never had that sensation before with Epsom salt. I started thinking, “Maybe this Umbrian Clay does pull out impurities, because I’m definitely feeling a pull.”

I kept testing this “pulling effect” with both legs, and then just gave into the feeling and relaxed. After I finished, I felt lifted and light. I slept so well that night. I told my friend about my “pulling experience” and she said that many people describe that feeling when they take mud baths. I was very impressed with the Fresh Umbrian Clay Bath Powder, I’d definitely give it a try again.

Bee Beautiful!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Anna Wintour On 60 Minutes

In case you missed it, Anna Wintour was profiled on "60 Minutes" last month. Click the link below to watch:

Anna Wintour on 60 Minutes

Bee fashionable!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Lacroix Files for Bankruptcy

For those of you who don't follow the daily fashion gossips and thus may not have heard, as of two days ago, chez Lacroix has officially filed for bankruptcy. The house is known for its fantastic, theatrical dresses that may look more Moulin Rouge than Madison Avenue. While reading about this downturn, I was shocked to find out that the house has never made a profit! Unlike many other labels (Dior, Prada, etc.), Christian Lacroix has never had a huge perfume hit, nor has it made the big bucks by selling overpriced luxury accessories. Sales of the women's summer collection are down 35% this year, and last year the company lost $15 million. The company has been looking for investors, so here's hoping someone with some deep pockets takes an interest.

Bee fashionable!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

St. Ives Smoothing In-Shower Exfoliating Body Polish

I love the St. Ives facial scrubs and was happy to see they also have body scrubs. Truth be told, many years ago I used the facial scrub on my body too! I've been using the St. Ives Smoothing In-Shower Exfoliating Body Polish for the past month now and it's the best. The scrub dissolves easily and makes my skin super soft. It leaves my skin with a nice smell, which is an added bonus.

A lot of times people focus on just exfoliating the face and feet, but it's a good idea to exfoliate the body too. I always think my arms and my hands are soft, but once I finish exfoliating, I realize that it's possible to have my skin even smoother. Besides, sunscreen and other products can work better once the dead skin cells are gone!

Bee Beautiful!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Halle by Halle Berry

I received a sample of Halle by Halle Berry shortly before its official launch in March and I'm really enjoying it. I’m a bit surprised that it doesn’t have a lot of buzz around it (at least to me), because it smells really good and it’s inexpensive. The fragrance is described as “a modern and sensuous woody oriental,” but it’s not overbearing. The scent is light and fresh, but packs enough punch.

I believe the fragrance costs no more than $25. I was looking around the website and if you sign up to be on the mailing list, they’ll send a free sample, if they still have samples available.

Bee Beautiful!