Posts Tagged ‘S.W.A.G.’

Facial Cleansers Get a Powder Makeover

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

By Taylor Ness

With all of the picking and prodding your face experiences daily, the last thing it needs is a harsh scrubbing at the end of the day. This doesn’t mean you should skip your nightly cleansing routine, but it is time for a change. Swap your oil-stripping, salt-scrubbing facial cleanser for the delicate delight that is powder facial cleansers. These cleansers are quickly gaining popularity among dermatologists, allowing the user to add droplets of water to create the paste and consistency that is right for their skin-type. To get this skin powder perfection you can try Diptyque‘s Radiance Boosting Powder for the Face, available for $58 at Nordstrom

Diptyque Radiance Boosting Powder for the Face

Diptyque Radiance Boosting Powder for the Face. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom.

A Beauty Show You Don’t Want to Miss

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, March 20th, 2014

By Taylor Ness


Makeup. Photo courtesy of Africa Studio/

As spring is too slowly approaching, don’t waste your time just dreaming of warmer days. Instead, head over to The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City for Nordstrom‘s Beauty Trend Show. On Saturday, March 22 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. you can watch and learn spring’s best beauty trends and attend a high-energy runway show. You will also receive a free Nordstrom tote bag just for attending this $20 event. To save your spot for this day full of consultations and DIY tips call or stop by a Beauty Counter to RSVP.

Limited Edition Henri Bendel Gift With Purchase

Posted by Editorial / Monday, March 17th, 2014

By Taylor Ness

Henri Bendel Limited Edition Tote

Henri Bendel Limited Edition Tote. Photo courtesy of Henri Bendel.

Whether you’re heading over to the Henri Bendel locations at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City and Tysons Galleria, or just browsing online, you’ll want to know about this can’t-miss promotion. Starting Thursday, March 20 and ending Thursday, April 3, a purchase of $150 or more will score you a limited edition Henri Bendel Tote. Don’t miss this opportunity to kick-start your spring accessories collection!

Sales and News: New & Coming Soon

Posted by Editorial / Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Photo courtesy of Herban Lifestyle.

Hip to Be Round
The maternity retailer is expanding from its flagship location in Richmond to the up-and-coming Mosaic District. Specializing in functional and washable moderate-to-high-end maternity apparel, expectant and new mothers can find workwear, nursing wear, weekend classics, diaper bags and more. The second location is expected to open this month.

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This Week’s Top Fashion and Beauty Events

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

By Taylor Ness

photo courtesy of Whitney Stringer PR

This Friday March 14 all are welcome to visit the new Hollin Hall location of 529 Kids Consign for a ‘Shop and See’ event. From 4-6 p.m. guests can enjoy drinks and desserts, while shopping the new merchandise with discounts up to 25 percent off. Don’t miss out on this awesome shopping event for the whole family.


Get Fit NUMARI Medalase event
Photo courtesy of NUMARI.

Head over to Medalase in Fairfax Corner on Saturday, March 15 at noon for a day created especially for you. NUMARI‘s specialized women’s wear is always custom-made and now you can combine it with personalized skin and fitness care. Preview the local brand’s spring offerings, while enjoying complimentary mini-facials and a consultation with Dr. Shannon Ginnan. This VIP experience is RSVP only so make sure that you email to reserve your spot today.


Shopping Simplified:

Posted by Editorial / Monday, March 10th, 2014

Crystal Cabochon Necklace, $198. Photo courtesy of is the go-to destination for those that support high-fashion brands with ethical standards. All of the products sold on the website are either sustainable, made in America, created using fair-practice employment standards, handcrafted or vegan. The goal behind the company is to change the way that we shop and adhere to fast-fashion fixes without sacrificing style. Every product for sale also features its ethical qualities so that you know exactly what you are getting and where it came from. With everything from Lucite clutches, geometric jewelry and colorful scarves, this site is a perfect place to start stocking your spring wardrobe now. / –Angela Bobo

(March 2014)

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning at Current Boutique

Posted by Editorial / Monday, March 10th, 2014

By Taylor Ness

Start packing up your sweaters and cleaning out your closet now, because Current Boutique is loading up on recently consigned items that you need for this spring. Some items include a Hermes Birkin bag for $14,225, Chanel tote for $2,800, Juicy Couture silk dress for $65 and Cynthia Steffe Dress for $75. Because all of these items (and more) are must-haves for spring, take advantage of Current Boutique’s four consignment options to get cash for your winter apparel: In-store, Drop & Run, Mail-in or At Home Pick-up. If you bring your items in-store they will be evaluated on the spot as acceptable for consignment or not. The ‘Drop & Run’ option allows you to leave your items with a listing form at any Current Boutique store. If they are not sold they will be donated, which is the same as the mail-in option. If you have 50 or more high-end brand items to consign, you can contact Amanda DeSanto at

Hermes Birkin

Hermes Birkin Bag. Photo courtesy of Current Boutique.

Meet Your Personal Stylist, Robin Fisher

Posted by Editorial / Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Robin Fisher is an image consultant dedicated to helping professionals develop an individual style, and feel great in it. After working as a buyer for major department retail stores and as an International Production Manager for private designer labels, Fisher took business into her own hands and created Polished. Polished offers services ranging from personal style consultation to wardrobe and closet sweeps. She also recently started PolishedID, which offers wardrobe and image management for corporations and individuals. We spoke to Fisher about her love of fashion, success in the business and trends to look out for this spring.

Robin Fisher

Robin Fisher. Photo courtesy of a little bit of whimsy photography.

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It’s a Happy 14th Anniversary for Bellacara and You

Posted by Editorial / Monday, March 3rd, 2014

By Taylor Ness

Bellacara Anniversary Sale

Bellacara Anniversary Sale. Photo courtesy of Bellacara.

You’re going to want to celebrate, and it’s not just because of Bellacara‘s 14th Anniversary. The Alexandria location is hosting a 15 percent store-wide discount to commemorate it’s place as Northern Virginia’s preeminent cosmetic, skin-care and hair-care boutique on Saturday, March 8. All of Bellacara’s high end products are personally tested by owner Angela Sitilides, including name brands like KiehlsSt. Tropez and Stila. And don’t take your time getting there, because the first 50 customers who spend $250 or more, after the 15 percent discount, will receive a gift bag valued at $250. The Alexandria store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 1000 King Street.

Accessory Advisory: Unconventional Engagement Ring

Posted by Editorial / Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Photo courtesy of Mystique Jewelers.

February is for lovers, and the whirlwind of dinners, dancing and romantic gestures might just end with your guy perched on one knee. While the thought of becoming a Mrs. sounds like a dream, the impending princess cut diamond can cause nightmares. When it comes to the ring, fear of commitment takes on a whole new meaning because unlike the guy it will forever remain unchanged. Many women are foregoing traditional engagement styles for a more unique spin to fit their wardrobe and personality.

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