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Showing posts from June, 2013

Must-Have Colorful Summer Fashion Statements

A pop, splash or dash of color will go a long way this summer.  Here are a few easy, breezy colorful summer trends you can easily incorporate into your wardrobe. Hot pink blazer from LOFT. Gold raffia wedge sandals by Ron Donovan Footwear & Accessories . Friendship bracelets 2.0. from Bee Charming . Abstract print clutches from Sears. Cool cat eye sunglasses. Keds red polka dot sneakers.

Retro Style Trend: The Return of G.H. Bass Penny Loafers

Back in the day, our style was a little bit prep (think Cherry Valance in The Outsiders ) and a little bit new wave (think Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan ).  So for nostalgia's sake, we're psyched that G.H. Bass & Co.has reemerged with its original Bass Weejun penny loafers and saddle shoes.  The classic shoe company also has a variety of new styles accented with playful colors, studs, metallics and animal prints. So spice up your summer and back-to-school wardrobe with a classic and cool pair of Bass shoes. These timeless and funky styles (priced from $59) are available online .

Summer Style Trend: Boho Chic from Gas Bijoux

With its exotic jet set vibe and vibrant assortment of Boho chic tunics, sandals, bags and signature jewelry, the new Gas Bijoux boutique in New York City is a major source of our summer style inspiration. Everything She Wants was invited to the opening of the 45-year-old Parisian brand's third store (266 Elizabeth Street), owned by Marnie and Pascal Legrand. Prices range from $45 to $600. Here's a look at some of the items we're more than a little obsessed with.

Summer Fashion Trend: Sun Protection Hats from Dorfman Pacific

Who says sun protection can't be fashionable? Dorfman Pacific -- a leading source of wholesale hats for over 90 years--offers wide brimmed "Ribbon Crusher" hats with built in sun protection and a touch of old Hollywood glamour. Not only will you look cool while keeping cool, but since most styles start are under $30 you'll have enough for a new swimsuit, too. So are you ready for your close up?

Giveaway: Smooth Skin with NIVEA Skin Firming Body Lotion

Who doesn't want softer, smoother skin--especially during beach and bare leg season?  As a proud member of the NIVEA Body Digital Influencer Network, Everything She Wants was invited to take NIVEA's #DareToBare Challenge.  During the two-week challenge, I used NIVEA Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion with Q10 . Me in my Shopbop dress in Miami. Even before I tested the firming lotion, I overheard my hairdresser singing the praises of the product and how it works wonders for "women of a certain age." The magic ingredient is Co-Enzyme Q10, a substance that's found naturally in the body and helps convert food into energy. It's also a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals that contribute to the aging process. NIVEA's Hydra IQ Technology Co-Enzyme Q10 Complex Glycerin formula provides all day moisturizing; tighter, more resilient skin; and softer, smoother skin texture. I could see and feel a difference in my skin right away, and after using t

Natural Hair Care Product Spotlight: Motions Straight Finish

Nearly half of African-American women who go natural want versatility when it comes to hair styling options.  Thanks to Motions Straight Finish Heat Styled System , going from kinky-curly to straight without any chemicals just got a whole lot easier. The products are meant to be used with heat--either with a blow dryer or flat iron or a combo of both.  But after using the Straight Finish line, your hair's curl pattern will bounce back immediately after one wash. With a blend of natural oils and Keratin protein, the unique, smoothing, salon-tested formulas prep, protect and seal naturally curly hair, allowing for optimal straightening results. I haven't tried the system yet, but I grew up using Motions and I'll give it a whirl the next time I get a blow-out. Here's how the 3-step, bounce-back system works: Step 1: Straight Finish Cleanser ($6.99) includes a blend of Shea Butter, Soy Bean Oil and Keratin Protein to gently cleanse, soften and condition hair.

Daily sunscreen helps skin stay young, even over 40

We already know that wearing sunscreen daily in the warm weather helps us avoid the risks of skin cancer . Now there's another good reason to wear sunscreen every day, particularly for those of us who are either approaching or firmly planted in middle age.  New research from Australia shows that using sunscreen daily can help your skin look younger longer. According to WebMD, the four year study by Queensland Institute of Medical Research at Royal Brisbane Hospital, showed a significant reduction in the skin's aging process among women and men under age 55. CBS reports that the daily sunscreen participants used products with a sun-protection factor (SPF) of 15+, and applied it to their head, neck, arms and hands each morning after bathing, and reapplied every time they perspired heavily or spent a few hours in the sun. Here are Everything She Wants ' recommendations for a few natural broad-spectrum sunscreens that per FDA regulations protect against UVA and