We were thrilled by all of your comments and the response to the Bobbi Brown products. The winner of the Bobbi Brown skincare products is Michelle Sankary! Congrats, Michelle. A B-I-G “Thank You” to all who entered!! Hopefully many of you are enjoying your free Bobbi gift. Also, to our friends at Neiman Marcus Fort Worth and Bobbi Brown, thank you for sharing your goodies with our readers. XOXO The Go to Girls
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Let’s see if this gets your attention: FREE MAKEUP, girlies! And lots of it. We have lots of fun things to share today. First, our friends at Neiman Marcus are giving away a drool-worthy basket of Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Skincare products. Check this out…
To enter to win, leave a comment to this post and make sure that you are a Go to Girls’ subscriber. We’ll announce the winner next week. But there’s more…
Just so there won’t be one big winner and to make this WAY more fun, Neiman’s has a special little treat for our readers. The first 50 (yes, fifty. Not a typo!) people that go to the Bobbi Brown makeup counter at Neiman Marcus Fort Worth will get this “Pretty Powerful To Go” Set below. All you have to do is mention the Go to Girls. It’s that easy. So, treat yourself and take a minute out of your busy day!
This set includes these nude to rosy shades that are designed to work on all complexions and range in finish from creamy to high-shine for a variety of looks. This limited edition set also includes travel-ready sizes of Bobbi’s popular Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara and Extra Repair Eye Cream.
And lastly, we wanted to share Bobbi’s latest and greatest with you. Have you heard about BB Cream SPF 35.
It’s a tinted moisturizer with SPF 35, and it’s super light. ”What’s so great about it?”, you ask. Well, this product combines moisturizer, treatment, Broad Spectrum SPF and a lightweight foundation in one tube. Plus it comes in 5 shades (a lot of these tinted moisturizers come in a “one color fits all”). It’s great for anyone looking for sheer, natural-looking coverage. When you go to NM to get your free makeup set, check out BB Cream!
Thank you Neiman Marcus Fort Worth and Bobbi Brown!
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I get so bugged when I hear people in fashion say, “Navy is the new black” or “Grey is the new black.” However, we have seen one color all over fall’s Fashion runway: Burgundy. This color has many names, so take your pick: oxblood (a little gory, yes?); I much prefer these others… spiced wine, sangria, bordeaux, merlot (not sure it’s a coincidence that the rest of these are alcoholic beverages)…but, guess what girlies, this season’s trendiest hue, well, dare we say it: “Burgundy is the new black.” There we said it (Please forgive us!). You’ll see it EVERYWHERE this fall…clothes, shoes, bags, lipstick and nail polish. This color is deep and rich and beautiful for fall. Here’s a little preview.
Now that you’re hopefully feeling inspired, let’s translate this to an everyday look. Nobody’s doing burgundy better this year than our fave J. Crew. Take a look…
1. 3″ Chino Short in Spiced Wine. This color looks amazing with the neon pink and oh-so-love the leopard belt with this.
2. Icon-Trench in Wool Cashmere in Cabernet. Perfect to throw on all fall and winter long so that you look effortlessly pulled together.
3. Minnie Pant in Bi-Strecth Wool in Cabernet. This pant has a bit of a stretch to it, so it is very flattering! Check out the Chambray shirt with this color.
4. Collection Cashmere Polka-Dot Sweater in Cabernet Fuchsia. Are we getting the drift that this color looks fab with any shade of pink?!?
5. Strapless Lace Dress in Spiced Wine. Classic party dress in this year’s hottest shade.
6. Tissue Long Sleeve V-Neck Tee in Deep Aubergine. This tee can be thrown on with your fave pair of jeans for a casual, comfy but stylish look.
We showed how amazing burgundy looks with all shades of pink, but you can wear it with black, gray, navy, red, camel, leopard/animal print, denim/chambray…basically almost anything! And don’t be scared to wear head-to-toe burgundy.
And if you feel daring, the “Burgundy Lip” is the new “Red Lip” for fall:
To get this look, try:
Sephora Collection Rouge Line Lipstick in Deep Burgundy with Gold Metallic.
If this lip is little much for you, you can partake in the trend at your next mani/pedi:
1. YSL’s Rouge Expressioniste
3. OPI German-icure (so clever!)
So, what do you think people? Are you on board with “Burgundy as the new black”??
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Do you know? I must be honest here, only over the past year have I really paid much attention to my answer. Truth be told, you are what you put on your skin – as it is our body’s largest organ.
Enter J. Berry Skincare.
My sweet friend/brow artist/complexion EMT and just all around completely cool chick, Jennifer Berry Teague, has been sending me home from my appointments with her secret skin potions for years. Now Jennifer has introduced her own line of totally natural, but effective products. J. Berry Skincare is a full line of cleansers, toners, serums, moisturizers, scrubs, and treatments for every skin type made from natural and certified organic ingredients. My personal favorite products (so far…since it’s totally fair to say I’ll work my way through the entire line) are the Black Willowbark Tonic – for special “situations” that appear from time to time , and the Beauty Balm.
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We hope you’re enjoying your summer vacation. We sure are. We are absolutely thrilled that Alane Foster is the winner of the Laila Lou perfume Oil. Alane has followed us from the very beginning and is one of our most loyal readers. Thank you, Alane! We hope you enjoy your new summer scent. xoxo The Go to Girls
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One of my product-loving friends turned me on to a perfume oil that I love. If you have ever worn Kai, you will love this new one, too. It’s called Leila Lou by Rosie Jane. Leila Lou perfume oil is made from 100% essential oils and is a perfect, fresh new scent for summer. We absolutely love that at Rosie Jane they use only 100% recycled and recyclable materials. Also Leila Lou does not even come in a box in order to reduce waste. Every lit bit counts! Also for every three Leila Lou bottles that you save and return to the company, they will send you a free bottle of Leila Lou. Love that! Leila Lou also carries body lotion, candles and eau de parfum.
If you live in the Fort, the only place you can find this loveliness is at Scentimentals (3905 West Vickery Blvd). If you haven’t been into the store, you should drop into this “product heaven.” They have some unique lines that you won’t find anywhere else in FW like Free Your Mane (awesome hair products), Finn & Co., and Shelley Kyle’s fragrances and products, not to mention clothes, jewelry, shoes, baby gifts and more.
Scentimaentals’ sweet owner is giving away a bottle of Leila Lou perfume oil to a Go to Girls’ readers. To enter to win, simply leave a comment and make sure that you are a Go to Girls’ subscriber. We’ll announce the winner next week.
Thank you Scentimentals!
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In one of our recent Go to Girls’ pow-wows, we were talking about our fave new makeup finds. Mind you, we had this make up discussion only after we had a lengthy debate on the race for the Republican nominee for President. We do not discuss purely superficial things such as make up & fashion, etc. We are complex girls. With that duly noted, we wanted to share a few of our make up finds. All of these are great, as the weather turns warmer, and you have to get in and out of your car 18 times a day, and it’s getting hotter, and, well, you get the picture. No one likes to feel make up running down their face. I love a foundation that is light and sheer, and SPF protection is always a plus.
Love Giorgio Armani’s Face Fabric for lots of reasons: Perfect for spring/summer. SPF 12. Light and clean feel. Sheer, so it doesn’t make you look like you are wearing any foundation at all. No need to use a brush. You can use your fingers, and it goes on like silk. Evens out your skin tone. Comes in 6 shades. $49. Available at Nordstrom with free shipping.
If you’re looking for a higher SPF, a friend turned us on to Revision Intellishade Tinted Moisturizer. What’s to love about this? SPF of 45. It’s acts as a 3 in 1: moisturizer, sunscreen, and skin tone color corrector. Even though it has a high SPF, it’s not at all greasy and goes on very smoothly. Will match your skin color perfectly. When you wear it, you don’t even feel like you’re wearing make up. $45. Available at Amazon.com.
Lastly, for the eyes. Started using Bobbi’s Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow recently. So easy to apply. I just swipe it on with my fingers in literally 5 seconds. Stays on all day (even after 2 hours of being hot and sweaty at a Little League game). Comes in 17 colors. I love “Ballet Pink” for a natural everyday look. $24 at Neiman’s.
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Can someone please explain why is it that when you walk into Super Target with 8 things on your grocery list, you come out with 14 bags, having spent $194? The only other store where I experience this same phenomenon is ULTA Beauty. I walk in to buy ONE new lip gloss, and somehow come out with 14 new beauty products that I never even knew I always needed. Based on my extensive Ulta research (that is how I justify these purchases), I had to share a few of my ULTA-mate faves. Please don’t blame me if you come out there with a bagful of products, because I am only sanctioning these four…
I’m sure you’ve heard of the Clarisonic Electric Face Brush, $200. Well, this Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleaning System is a super duper alternative to the Clarisonic, with a super duper price, $29.99. This electronic brush is gentle and will clean your face like you wouldn’t believe.
Revlon’s Colorburst Lip Butter is the best drugstore lipstick you can buy. It comes in 20 different colors and is only $7.50 (which is the perfect excuse to buy more than one tube). Colorburst Lip Butter is more sheer than a true lipstick (which makes it look more natural), so it’s great for day or night. Also, it’s very moisturizing. If you’re looking for that “perfect” red, try Candy Apple. You can also find these at Walgreens and CVS.
If you’re in the market for a new hair dryer, you’ll quickly find that most high-end dryers cost well over $100. But not the One ‘N Only Argan Heat Dryer, $59.95. For the price, this is the best dryer that you will find. Fancy scientific lingo: It has an Argan Ceramic infused grille with a true ionic generator. Translation: Leaves hair shiny and smooth = No frizziness! Read more details here.
And lastly, the ULTA Getaway Glamour 58 pc. Collection. I actually received this kit as gift a couple of months ago and have loved it. Only $14.99 for 38 eyeshadows, 8 lip colors, 5 brushes and applicators, 2 eyeliner pencils, 2 bronzers, 1 cheek color, Pressed Powder, Lip Gloss and a travel case with mirror (They say it’s a $175 value). I have loved playing with all the different colors depending on what I’m wearing, where I’m going and my mood. It’s just plain fun!
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Hi all – Happy New Year!!
We hope you had a great holiday season–we sure did! Over the last few weeks, we have all three spent way too much time to discuss on Pinterest. If you have no idea what in the world I’m talking about, consider yourself lucky for just a few minutes, then get with it. Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board where you can save and organize images you find on the internet. We’ve been finding all kinds of recipes, gifts, interiors, as well as ideas for the clothes and shoes we hope to score for Spring!
Here’s a peek at what we’ve found so far…
If you’re not a member already, just leave a comment for us (include your email address please), and we’ll send you an invitation. If you’re already addicted, follow us! Here is a link to our Pinterest page here
We were so flattered when a darling husband came up with the fun idea of giving his wifey the Go to Girls for a holiday gift!
Yes, you can give or receive the Go to Girls this holiday season. Here’s the low down on the gift certificate for a Go to Girls’ Closet Edit…
This Gift Certificate Includes:
*4 hours of closet editing. During that time, we will sort through your clothes and help decide what to keep and what to remove. At the same time, we will create a list of ”needs” to round out your closet. During these four hours, we create wearable looks using your current stock of clothes, shoes and accessories. We photograph these edited outfits for your future reference, insuring you are never at a loss as to “what to wear” and so that getting dressed can be stress free!
*This gift certificate also includes one hour of on-line shopping, which is the most cost-effective way we have found to shop for our clients. During this hour, we create “shopping carts” at our favorite on-line stores, based on your needs, and email the carts to you. You make the final choices as to what you want to buy, and all the purchasing is up to you. Plus, there is no room for error, because we only send you what we love!
The gift certificate is $500. (And just FYI, this package includes a savings of $100 off our regular fee!)
Forward this to your “honey” to give to you (You KNOW they need love our help!). Or give him this gif certificate (We don’t mind telling him to NEVER wear that shirt again!). This is also a great gift for your daughters and/or granddaughters, girlfriends, sisters or best of all, yourself!
Here’s what you need to do (This is so easy): Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know who you are giving the gift to. At that time, we will have you send us your payment for the gift, and we will send you the gift certificate. Done and DONE!