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*NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Calvin Klein Reveal for Her

11 Jul

By Christabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)

CK REVEAL 2WHO: Calvin Klein

WHAT: Reveal Fragrance for Her – the bottle features two triangular-shaped pieces — a silver-tone for the cap, the other heavy glass containing the juice — that form a pillow square when put together.  Top notes include raw salt signature, pink pepper, white pepper and black pepper; a heart of orris, ambergris and solar accord, with a drydown of sandalwood, cashmeran and vetiver.

EDP sprays in 3 sizes
1 oz. for $50; 1.7 oz. for $70; 3.4 oz. for $90
6.7-oz. body lotion, $38; 6.7-oz. shower gel, $30; 0.3-oz. rollerball, $24

WHEN & WHERE: Sorry USA, Reveal Calvin Klein will launch in September here (so you either need patience or need to head overseas), in 4,291 department and specialty store doors. It will begin rolling into global doors — 130 markets in total — at the end of July.

WHY: We love Calvin Klein’s nose for sensual fragrances…but the ad alone had us sold. The print campaign was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and features Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes and British actor Charlie Hunnam in a heated embrace beside the window of a modern, glass high-rise apartment. As the sun sets behind a dusky skyline, the city is reflected in the window, suggesting a voyeuristic glimpse at a sexy game of seduction.

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*Source: WWD
*Photography: Thomas Iannaccone

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And the Emmy Goes To…2014 Nominations

10 Jul

By Christabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)


Source: The Washington Post…

The list of nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Congrats to all of our faves!

Outstanding Drama Series

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)

“Downton Abbey” (PBS)

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

“Mad Men” (AMC)

“True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom” (HBO)

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” (AMC)

Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” (HBO)

Woody Harrelson, “True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Claire Danes, “Homeland” (Showtime)

Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Kerry Washington, “Scandal” (ABC)

Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)

Lizzy Caplan, “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)

Outstanding Comedy Series

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

“Louie” (FX)

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“Veep” (HBO)

“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

“Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” (Showtime)

Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX)

William H. Macy, “Shameless” (Showtime)

Ricky Gervais, “Derek” (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, “Girls”

Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly” (CBS)

READ MORE AT The Washington Post…

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BEST OF NYC: SD26 San Domenico Italian Cuisine

10 Jul

By Christabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)

WHAT: SD26 Contemporary Italian Cuisine

WHERE: 19 East 26th Street
Madison Square Park
New York NY, 10010
T. 212-265-5959

SD26 - 19 East 26th Street NYC

SD26 – 19 East 26th Street NYC

WHY WE HEART ITSD26 combines the necessities of a classic Italian fine-dining experience with a warm welcoming, part-of-the-famiglia feel. Owned by legendary father-daughter restauranteurs Tony May & Marisa May, SD26 promises and delivers  an authentic Italian dining experience…one that transports you right to that boot to the east.  From the Northern Italian-born and bred Executive Chef Matteo Bergamini, to the pristine service, mouth-watering menu and the always delightful visit from Marisa May herself, you start to wonder if the SD really means San Delizioso!  With a beautiful culture-inspired decor spun with a modern, sexy NYC vibe, incredible Italian food and a 750-label wine list, Italy is miles closer than you think. No passport needed.

WHAT TO ORDER: If you can only order one thing from SD26, make it the “Uovo”- a Soft Egg Yolk filled Raviolo with Truffled Butter ($23). BRACE YOURSELF  for the deliciousness of this dish may be too much for you to handle. In fact, do yourself a favor and order one to eat there and one to go. You will find yourself having psychotic cravings for it’s buttery goodness in the middle of the night.

WHEN: Brunch (weekends only), Lunch and Dinner

Monday through Friday Lunch from 11:30-2:30pm; Monday through Thursday Dinner 5:30-11pm; Friday and Saturday Dinner: 5:30-11:30pm

Delivery, Private Dining and Reservations are available

Tony May, Owner SD26 ; Marisa May, Co-Owner SD26 Matteo Bergamini, Executive Chef SD26

Tell Marisa May that Christabelle sent you (and then ask her to send me an UOVO to my new office!)

Mangia! Mangia!

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HOT PRODUCT ALERT: Redken Fashion Waves 07 texturizing sea spray

9 Jul

By Christabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)
Fashion Waves 7

Redken Fashion Waves 07 texturizing sea spray
Create fresh-from-the-beach waves without ever stepping foot in the sand! Inspired by the casual-cool style of surfers and street style stars,  NEW Fashion Waves 07 texturizing sea spray uses the power of sea salt to give you the most beautiful beach waves with lightweight body and movement. As the tousled, undone texture continues to be a trend seen on celebrities as well as the runways, Fashion Waves 07 is your newest year-round must-have hair product.

We used this and achieved Gisele Bündchen carefree Brazilian waves in a snap!

Nothing sticky or crunchy about this – the formula is lightweight and allows for sexy movement.

Dries to a matte finish, so you look like you have just stepped off the sands of Ditch Plains beach in Montauk (even when you are walking through midtown on a sweltering summer day). The key ingredient, Magnesium Sulfate, also known as Epsom salt, is water-soluble and absorbs moisture from the air, which adds instant texture to create a tousled beachy look. HAIR SCORE!

HOT TIP: To achieve loose waves in straight hair, and enhanced definition in wavy hair, mist liberally onto damp hair and scrunch. Continue to reapply until desired texture is achieved. Mist fashion waves 07 on damp hair and air-dry, then re-apply throughout the day to re-animate waves

Get your Fashion Waves 07 and get your  summer look on at one of our fave beach-side salons on the Jersey Shore (ask for Ashley and tell her Christabelle sent you!)
Élan Hair Studio
Address: 2150 Rte 35, Sea Girt, NJ 08750
Phone:(732) 449-9122

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Top 10 Tan-Tastic Product Musts…

5 Jul

By Rissabelle…@CBellesCloset (*Pure Editorial, Non-Paid Post*sample)

When one thinks of summer, the main things that immediately comes to mind is, of course, the beach: drinking Sea Breezes in the sand, splashing around in the ocean, and the ultimate beach ritual, tanning your skin for hours at a time to get that nice glistening glow that says “Ahh, Summer is here!”. If you don’t live near the sea or don’t want to risk damaging your skin underneath the harsh sun, no worries. You can still get your desired darker shades! We have compiled the best of the best of self-tanning products, so your skin will still be able to say “ Hello Summer! Oh, how I’ve waited for you!”

tan tastic

Victoria’s Secret Beach Sexy Self-Tanning Tinted Lotion
Pure avocado oil is what makes this product stand out among others, giving your skin delicious moisture and a natural looking glow instantly, while continuing to develop a tan over a couple of hours, blurring imperfections with a sleek bronze tint. SRP $15.00

Body Drench Quick Tan Instant Bronzing Mousse Medium/ Dark
For an instant sun-kissed look that offers an easy and even application, try the self tanning mousse by Body Drench! It may be lightweight but it offers a powerful punch in the tanning department. SRP $10.99

Dior Bronze Self Tanner Natural Glow
Dior’s self tanner is a gel that offers a satin feeling finish on your skin. It’s long-lasting and deepens skin’s complexion gradually using a pH complex, offering a luminous yet natural look. SRP $35.00

Kiehl’s Sun Free Self Tanning Formula
A self tanner that is applicable for both face and body, Kiehl’s tanner contains skin nourishing Apricot Kernal Oil, Vitamin E and Cocoa Seed Butter, helping skin to illuminate a healthy and sun-free and spotch-free glow. SRP $22.50

Clarin’s Delicious Self Tanning Cream
This aloe containing tanning cream glides on skin smooth, leaving skin soft with a caramel glow. It also offers the scent of cocoa, so your skin will receive of triple whammy of feeling, looking and smelling great! SRP $43.00

Fake Bake Airbrush Self-Tanning Spray and Fake Bake Flawless Darker
Fake Bake offers a great self-tanner that creates an airbrushed looking tan that goes on using a spray, always good for hard to reach areas. The formula includes Erythrulose and DHA tanning agents that give your skin a deep tanning pigments that can go days without fading. SRP $29.99

For an intense, dark tan look, Opt for Flawless Darker. Formulated with triple tanning agents, (DMI and Erythulose that boost DHA), this cosmetic bronzer dries fast and is transfer resistant, so it lasts all day long. $29.99

bareMinerals® Faux Tan Body Sunless Body Tanner
A guilt-free self tanner for your skin, bareMinerals® uses ingredients that are good for your skin and good at giving it a luscious amber glow. Using aloe vera and vegetable-derived emollients to hydrate skin, Faux Tan Body combines these with a natural-derived mineral copper complex, sans artificial oils and parabens. SRP $26.00

DK Luxury Beauty PretendTAN Bronzing Mist
This product provides an even streak free tan , regardless of the angle you hold the bottle due to its bag over valve technology. It is uv free, odor free and best of all orange free, so your tan is easily applied, safe on the skin and left with a natural tan that matches all skin tones! SRP $29.00

FOR WHEN THE SELF TAN GOES WRONG:  Bronze Buffer Self Tan Remover
For when you are ready to remove your tan or if you made a mistake applying, we recommend you keep Bronze Buffer Self Tan Remover on deck!

A cushioned, chemical-free sponge that you add a little water to, and gently exfoliate away the areas you want to refine. Have it with you while applying your tanning to fix tanning faux pas and/or should you decide to erase your self-applied tan altogether. A total bargain at only $10.00!


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