Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New site, new look!

I have a whole new site, new look, new everything! I switched over to a new server. I felt it was time to kick Hello Dollface up a notch! Please visit me here, Hello Dollface.
Come on over!

Friday, September 04, 2009

TJ Maxx Event in Glendale, CA

It's not a secret that I love places like TJ Maxx and Marshalls so when I got an invite to head over to a brand new TJ Maxx in Glendale,CA for a special blogger event, I said, "YES!" Then I heard Michael Jackson's funeral was going to be in Glendale on this day and I said, "No!"

I left in the wee hours of the morning and didn't get my coffee before hitting the open road. I was half asleep (and hungry) which made me dizzy so I wove in between lanes on my journey. I'm grateful I arrived in Glendale unscathed although some dude in a Camry pointed at me and laughed. He probably thought I was texting but no, just sleeping. All right! I was trying to put my makeup on!

TJ Maxx discounts designer clothes, up tp 60% off! I love that. I don't like to pay full price for clothes, I shop on sale racks and seek out the best deals. I think even if I were a millionaire, I'd still shop here.
Above is a little preview of the hottest colors for fall. I can't wait for the cooler weather so I can wear some of the upcoming trends like the boyfriend blazer, bomber jacket, slouchy boots and knits. I personally think people are going to be going dark dark dark for nails and lips for fall.
When I got to the TJ Maxx store, which incidentally is located next door to a Ross and Nordstrom Rack, the event was in full swing. Luckily there was a little coffee left and I got to hear stylist/lifestyle expert Alison Deyette discuss the new trends for fall. Alison has been a guest on shows like The View, The Early Show, Tyra Banks, TLC's Ten Years Younger and many more. She's a big time fashionista! She wore a cute dress with perfect shoes. I instantly liked her.

Alison took us to the back of TJ Maxx where all the new products arrive, get unpacked and checked in. I always love a good behind- the- scenes glimpse of the action. The store itself is spotless and clean, bright and chock full of everything from clothes to handbags to beauty products. I took a look at the jewelry counter which had me drooling. Im partial to chunky silver pieces and I spotted some beautiful turquoise earrings. I don't always think of TJ Maxx as a place to go when I need fabulous jewelry but you can score something unique, a little piece to brighten up an outfit.

We got the chance to shop around before the doors opened to the public, to the non-bloggers of the world. Immediately I found a bright blue tee shirt with a slouchy neckline, photo above. I can wear it now then layer it over a tight fitting long sleeved tee shirt or under a blazer in the fall. The shirt was $14.99, not bad. There's a place in the store that features "just off the runway" items like high end designer jeans, dresses, and tops. I had my hand on a pair of beautiful jeans but reminded myself that Im trying to buy things that I don't already have in my closet. And I have many pairs of nice jeans!

I bought a knee-length black dress, sleeveless with a high neck. It was $12.99. You can't beat that price for a dress. Its so simple and I don't think it will ever go out of style.

I strolled around and looked at everything, taking my time to soak in the quiet of the store before it opened. I noticed Alison doing some heavy shopping- she really practices what she preaches about shopping at TJ Maxx.

What a fun time I had! A big thanks to Victoria who invited me in the first place. Although I didn't get to meet the other bloggers, below is a list of those who also attended, some flying in from out of state. I knew Amber from a Lancome dinner a few months back and its always nice to see a friendly face. Although I have to say, we were both so intensely shopping, we barely got to chat. Catch you next time!

http://www.glamourgirltips.com/ * http://www.wellheeledblog.com/ * http://www.beautyjunkiesunite.com/WP/ * http://www.painfullyhip.com/ *
http://laurenmessiah.com/ * http://www.stilettojungleblog.com/ * http://mygoodcents.net/ * http://www.stylehive.com/blog/ *http://www.momsbyheart.net/ * http://www.shoppingandinfo.com/ *http://www.lillepunkin.com/ * http://megsmakeup.com/ * http://www.afrobella.com/ * http://www.feistyfrugalandfabulous.com/ *


Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Ayala's Herbal Water...drink up!

If you don't like drinking your daily bottle(s) of water then you might want to give Ayala Herbal Water a try. And even if you are an avid water drinker like yours truly, you'll want to sip these delicious herbal waters, the first ever USDA certified flavored organic water! I'm drinking a bottle of Ginger Lemon Peel it right now... its delicious!

With flavors like Lemongrass Mint Vanilla, Lavender Mint, Lemon Verbena Geranium, Cloves Cardamom Cinnamon, Cinnamon Orange Peel, and Ginger Lemon Peel , its easy to gulp some water during the day. These taste so good, I'm already a fan! The flavors are not strong, rather its more like an essence in the water. The flavor is not overpowering or sweet, the herbal flavors are refreshing.

The best part for those of us who are fat/calorie conscious is that these contain zero calories, no artificial additives or preservatives. The artisian well water is purified so you are drinking only the purest water and natural herbs.

Ayala Herbal Water is a healthy alternative to soda and fruit juices which contain so much sugar that I limit my own children's consumption to...pretty much nothing. With these waters, however, they can drink up! The creator of the product, Dr. Ayala Laufer Cahana is not only a doctor (pediatrics and medical genetics) but a mother. She must know how hard it is to feed kids healthy foods! Its a daily challenge for moms and dads everywhere. If she could only turn these herbal waters into some kind of chewy fruit snacks...

A percentage of Ayala's Herbal Water revenue (at six participating Whole Foods Markets in New York City) is donated to The Children's Aid Society which helps kids in need.
For more information, please head over to HerbalWater.com.


Tuesday, September 01, 2009

So many must-haves for fall!

I cannot wait for the fall weather. Cooler tempatures, long jeans, boots and sweaters, I'm so excited. And with heralding in a new season comes some new beauty products to make life a little easier. First up is the new Schick Intuition Plus Limited Edition Razors! You have your choice of three design styles. All styles have the name slim design, easy grip, a strip of moisturizer and it comes with a shower hanger so you can have your razor within easy reach. I just shaved my legs with mine this morning. The Intuition makes shaving a cinch!

DERMAdoctor KP Duty Body Scrub helps get rid of the dry skin on my hands (and feet too). This product contains such ingredients as Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Green Tea, Willowbeak and Algae extract and buffing beads to exfoliate and smooth hands (and feet). You can use it everywhere but your face.

Veet hair removal gel cream works in three minutes! This is a very easy way to remove unwanted hair. You can use the Perfect Touch Tool to apply the gel, go wash your face and get in the shower to rinse and there you go ... done! I love how soft and smooth my legs are after using Veet. Sometimes I miss areas on my legs when I shave but using this, nothing is forgotten.

Two in one shampoo and conditioner- Jane Iredale Truly Pure. Not only does it smell lightly of lemons, it also improves hair with active algae extracts, increases volume, washes out completely with no residue. AND you can use this for cleaning your brushes. I use it on my hair and makeup brushes. I take them in the shower with me and scrub them up, allowing them to dry overnight. The next morning, clean and dry brushes.

For acne, you cannot beat Clearasil Products. Easy to find and affordable, these products are suitable for teens and adults. The new Clearasil StayClear Daily Face Wash rids skin of dirt, oil and bacteria, all of which contribute to pimples!
Oh how I love a good mask! The PCA Purifying Mask will leave skin looking refreshed and feeling smooth. French Red Clay will detoxify skin, while algae both detoxes and hydrates. Lavender Oil, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Spearmint Leaf Oil, Thyme and Grapefruit Peel oil helps to control facial oil and bacteria.


Dr. Perricone & Acai - Reader Giveaway!

Dr. Perricone Citrus Facial Wash is something I would looooove. I'm always seeking facial washes that won't strip my skin of moisture. And guess what? I'm giving a bottle of this away to a lucky reader.

Here's what you need to know about this facial wash:
Contains DMAE which provides firming and toning benefits- Enhances facial contours- An anti-inflammatory that enhances the strength of other antioxidant therapiesVitamin C Ester - Patented- A powerful antioxidant that improves firmness and elasticity- Diminishes the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration- Imparts a radiant, smooth and luminous appearance

Just tell me why you need a product like this. Send your replies to me at distressedbluejeans@gmail.com and in the subject heading, write PERRICONE.

The Dr. Perricone acai health benefits are found here. He lists superfoods you can eat for maximum benefits. Take a look!

Quick Tip from Brett Freedman!

I love today's quick tip because although I like wearing false eyelashes, I'm not very good at putting them on. My fingers are too big to get a good grip and when I use tweezers, I usually pick them up at the wrong spot. Well, I've been schooled thanks to Brett! It doesn't take very long to glue a few on to the outer corners of your eyes and the impact is huge. Take a look and try for yourself.

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Beauty.com - a deal not to be missed!

I just had to pass this deal along to you, dear readers. I have received these gift bags in the past and they are seriously the bomb. All those amazing products in one neat travel beauty bag. And if you havent shopped on Beauty.com, you must experience it. Sometimes I go on there just for fun. So many products in one place!

Here's the official 411:
Beginning September 1st (today!), shoppers who visit www.beauty.com/zeromariacornejo and spend $100 or more will receive an exclusive, limited-time sample-stuffed gift with purchase travel bag from the award-winning fashion label Zero + Maria Cornejo. Filled with prestige beauty samples, the exclusive set is valued at over $140.

Here's what you get:
(my comments are in red)

1. NICK CHAVEZ® Beverly Hills PLUMP ‘N THICK® Thickening Spray Gel with Collagen
(Im a sucker for anything that will make my hair thick!)
2. Origins Modern Friction™ Nature’s gentle dermabrasion
3. BORBA GUMMI BOOSTERS Açaí Skin Balance Confections (OMG, these are sooooo good!)
6. TALIKA PARIS eye therapy patch
7. DIANA B. scented candle (her products are divine!)
9. Jane Iredale Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara
10. paula dorf Perfect Primer®
11. RareMinerals™ Purely Nourishing Facial Moisturizer
12. dr. brandt® pores no more® vacuum cleanerTM blackhead extractor (I want this)
13. PHYTO phytodéfrisant (great brand!)
14. BVLGARI Omnia Green Jade Body Lotion
15. Arcona Night Breeze Heal/Protect PM
16. Urban Decay Lipstick, Sellout