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Category Archives: Fashion

Style File: Get Your Glow on With Girlactik

by lesliedinaberg on November 20, 2017

Developed by former Hollywood makeup artist Galit Strugano, Girlactik cosmetics are designed as an affordable luxury brand that will make you look great. Plus, the products will actually stay on, so that you can get on with your life and not worry about continually retouching your makeup. We tried an assortment of products—including pigmented, shadows, blushes, glosses, eye […]

Style File: Natura Bissé’s Pure Air = Pure Bliss

by lesliedinaberg on November 14, 2016

Bacara Resort & Spa (8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta) recently added Spanish cosmetics brand Natura Bissé to its world-class 42,000-square-foot Spa and Wellness Center, and as a special treat, had a pop-up appearance of Natura Bissé’s infamous Bubble Pure Air last week. I was one of the lucky ones who got to be the “girl in the plastic bubble,” and my […]

Style File: Think Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by lesliedinaberg on October 7, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which not only helps build awareness about this terrible disease, it also brings a flurry of mostly pink products, specially formulated to help the cause. One of my favorites is actually not pink: Jane Iredale‘s new limited edition Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray. Produced in collaboration with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, […]

Style File: Chocolate & Roses

by lesliedinaberg on July 20, 2016

Chocolate and roses are two of my favorite things, and the Karin Herzog Swiss-made line of oxygen skincare products (reportedly favored by none-than supreme English rose herself, Duchess Kate Middleton) offers both—minus the thorns and the calories! Karin Herzog’s Rose Cream smells ever so sweet and combines the detoxifying and hydrating properties of 1% oxygen with […]

Style File: Give Your Lips a Drink

by lesliedinaberg on July 7, 2016

It’s important to stay hydrated during the warm summer months, and that mandate includes your lips. So what do you use when lipstick is a bit too much and Eos lip balm (as much as I love it!) is not quite enough color? I’ve been loving these Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balms with SPF 15. They’ve got just enough […]

Style File: Scintillating Scents to Suit Every Mood

by lesliedinaberg on June 16, 2016

I know a lot of women swear by a signature scent, but for me fragrance is all about setting the mood. And my moods tend to, well, change—a lot! Luckily there are always new perfumes to try out.   Here a few I’ve been enjoying recently. Feeling sweet Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is a refreshing floral […]

Style File: Mixed Chicks Hair Tricks

by lesliedinaberg on June 8, 2016

I’ve got hair that’s a little bit curly, a little bit wavy, a little bit frizzy and even a little bit straight in places … so as you can imagine, finding the “just right” hair products can be kind of tricky. Then I found  Mixed Chicks. This innovative haircare company describes itself as, “Finally, a curl-defining […]

Style File: Amarte Overnight Express Therapy

by lesliedinaberg on June 1, 2016

An Overnight Sleeping Mask to Make Your Skin Glow By Morning You’ve gotta love a skin care product that works overnight when you’re asleep. I’ve written about the luxury Korean skin care brand Amarte before (I really, really like their products), and their Overnight Express Therapy does not disappoint. You simply put it on just like lotion, […]

SB Style File: Stocking Stuffers

by lesliedinaberg on December 21, 2015

Tis the season … here are some of our picks for stylish stocking stuffers she is sure to love! IT Brushes for Ulta Your Face & Eye Essentials Set IT has a nice set of four brushes to line, define, smoke out and blend, plus the allover complexion brush for all your basics from foundation to blush to […]

Style File: Fight the Frizz

by lesliedinaberg on August 28, 2015

Frizzy hair is one of the unfortunate side effects of summer. Luckily, we have frizz-fighting solutions from stylist Josue Perez. He is the stylist for big name celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Karlie Kloss, Abigail Breslin, Cameron Diaz and Rosario Dawson. Here are Perez’s seven foolproof tips for getting sleek and smooth blowouts.   When […]