Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New OPI Burlesque Collection!

OPI's latest collection, Burlesque, is as glam as can be.  Each shade uniquely ads a punch of color to any look and are flattering on most skin tones.  The collection is divided in half--half are actually glitter shades and the rest are shimmer hues.  Either way, these polishes are definitely for ladies who want to stand out!


Colors in the Burlesque Collection include (from left to right, top to bottom): Simmer & Shimmer, a glittery blue; Show It & Glow It, a glittery fuchsia; Sparkle-icious, a glittery multicolor; Let Me Entertain You, a metallic fuschia; Ali’s Big Break, a metallic red; Tease-Y Does It, a metallic burgundy; Bring On The Bling, a glittery gold; Glow Up Already, a glittery green; Extra-Va-Ganza, a glittery orange; Rising Star, a metallic gold; Take The Stage, a metallic burnt orange; and, The Show Must Go On, a metallic pink.

How gorgey are these colors??!

Personally, I LOVE them all and find them perfect for the holiday season. The OPI Holiday 2010 Burlesque Collection is available now at leading salons and Ulta stores. Each bottle retails for $8.50.

Disclosure: This post contains a sample product sent for consideration by a PR firm. My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! If you have any questions about this, please email me.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cough Cough

Hi Ladies!

So this past week has been filled with tissues galore and nights of inscecent coughing. NOT fun.  But I know you all must be waiting for Christmas gift ideas and for some more fashion rants, and I promise to deliver once my brain can actually work for more than five minutes.

Just off the top of my head, I have some great reviews that I should be okay enough to write up this week: Harajuku Lovers fragrance, two new OPI collections...tons of fun stuff.

But I'm off for another nap! Stay fab!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Harajuku Lovers Go Wicked


As a girl who always first judges a fragrance by its bottle, it's no surprise that I've been lusting after the Harajuku Lovers scents for a while.  These little cuties have changed their look to express their "wicked" style and I have to say, I love it! The scents themselves have also been altered a bit to go along with the fab new look.

Per usual, my fave fragrance is Love. A fruity floral of nectarine and orange flower, Love is showing off her sweet side with a classic bodice red jumper dress trimmed in lace and a large bow clip. Paired with a tulle petticoat underneath, an adorable mini top hat over her purple hair, and cute dolly Lolita “rocking horse” shoes, Love looks as innocent as can be.

All of the scents are totally fabulous, and tese little ladies are only arouned for a limeted time! So hope over to anywere where fine persume is sold (Sephora has bottles ranging from$30-$45).

Make sure to follow the gang @HarajukuLover_G or on Facebook here: http://on.fb.me/WickedStyleFB.

Disclosure: This post contains a sample product sent for consideration by a PR firm. My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! If you have any questions about this, please email me.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

WEN Replenishing Treatment Mist GIVEAWAY!

If you know me at all, you know that I have super dry skin (and hair).  I can usually be seen slathering on some sort of moisturizing cream, but I can't very well walk around in public and do that.


That's where WEN's Replenishing Treatment Mists come in. They're perfect for hair and skin and just seem to give everything a little pick-me-up (which is exactly what I need since it's basically pitch black out at 3pm now and my internal clock is going crazy!)


The product can be used to refresh and hydrate hair between washings, or on the body for the same purpose.  Probably its best use, to me, is that it works amazingly on the face and actually helps set makeup.


There are three fragrances available, all of which smell clean, fresh and fabulous: Fig, Sweet Almond Mint, and Lavender. I have to admit, the Sweet Almond Mint scent is my fave--the mint really seems to wake up and renew my senses.


I have one bottle of each to giveaway to a few lucky readers!


To enter the giveaway, send an email to sassyalana@gmail.com with the subject line reading "WEN" and specify which scent you'd like.  The giveaway ends 11/24 and the winner will be alerted via email.

Good luck, ladies!

Disclosure: This post contains a product sent for giveaway consideration. My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! If you have any questions about this, please email me.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sniff This: Aramis Impeccable


I usually don't write about men's fragrances on here, but the holidays are coming up and cologne is a great gift to get for your stud muffin!

One that I really like is Aramis Impeccable, the black tie fragrance from Estée Lauder.  Of course, I'm a sucker for packaging and I absolutely love the minimalistic look of the bottle. The deep black bottle and the brushed gold (not to mention the classic lettering), make this bottle timeless.

Now, for those of you who aren't as crazily obsessed with packaging as me, let's move on to the actual scent! I had my boyfriend give it a try and he liked it, though he did mention that it smelled a little like pine to him upon first spritz. That's not necessarily a bad thing, and it was much less noticeable as the day wore on.  The actual scents used are a lovely mix of moroccan cedar wood, black pepper, juniper berries and citrus zest.

The cologne did last all day, which is a huge plus--no extra sprays needed--and was immediately something I was personally drawn to.  I'd say that it's seductive and and sophisticated.
Aramis Impeccable is a limited edition 3.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray and will be available nationwide in Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Belk, and Dillard’s mid / late November 2010. The suggested retail price is $55.

Disclosure: This post contains a sample product sent for consideration by a PR firm. My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! If you have any questions about this, please email me.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Issue of Applaud Women is Out!

Hi, Ladies! Just wanted to write a quick post to let you know that the latest issue of Applaud Women is up!  This issue is particularly fabulous. 

This season, I wrote my feature about the latest Fall trends.  You can read it on pages 40-41.  You can actually type in the page number you want to go to at the top, but I suggest reading through the whole issue if you've got the time!

Below is a snapshot of my page:

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Metrostyle Gift Card Giveaway!

So I'm sure you've noticed that I've been doing oodles of giveaways lately...but this one is the best as far as I'm concerned!

I've got one $50 gift card for Metrostyle (which I raved about earlier this week).  The site has amazing clothing and accessories.  The prices are great, so $50 should be enough to buy yourself a whole new outfit!

To enter the giveaway, send an email to sassyalana@gmail.com with the subject line reading "METROSTYLE".  The giveaway ends 11/14 and the winner will be alerted via email.

Good luck, ladies!!!

Disclosure: This post contains a product sent for giveaway consideration. My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! If you have any questions about this, please email me.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sonia Kashuk Travel Duffle GIVEAWAY!!!

Bethenny Frankel (of Bethenny Getting Married and the Real Housewives of NYC) was recently spotted carrying this adorable weekender tote.  It's gotta be some sort of ridiculously expensive designer bag, right? Nope, it's a Sonia Kashuk Travel Duffel from Target.

The bag is super cute and comes with three clear cosmetic bags that conveniently velcro inside.  This is the perfect bag for a weekend away, or just to tote your stuff around if you're like me and live out of your handbag.

The pattern on this bag is great--retro style in fab colors that go with virtually any outfit.

I have one of these chic celeb "it" bags to give to a very lucky reader!

To enter the giveaway, send an email to sassyalana@gmail.com with the subject line reading "SONIA KASHUK DUFFLE".  The giveaway ends 11/13 and the winner will be alerted via email.

Good luck, ladies!!!

For those of you who don't feel so lucky, you can get a bag of your own at most Target stores for a mere $39.99.

Disclosure: This post contains a product sent for giveaway consideration. My priority is to you, and I honor that commitment by being honest! If you have any questions about this, please email me.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Online Store Love: Metrostyle

I'm great at procrastinating. I don't really consider online shopping procrastinating exactly since I write about fashion, but it's definitely something I spend a lot of time doing.

One of my new fave online stores is Metrostyle.  They've got the best clothing around, and the prices are insanely reasonable. You can view all the latest trends and also find loads of classic looks at the same time.
I'm overly obsessed with almost everything on the site, but what really tickles my fancy is this fabulous Inset Sheath ($39.99).  First of all, it's just a gorgeous dress. And it's only about $40. But I'm mainly in love with the look itself.  It has a bit of rocker chic to it, while being classically-cut at the same time.  This is a flattering dress for nearly anyone; the side panels instantly slim the body and give you the perfect hourglass figure.  And really...who wouldn't want that?

Accessory-wise, the site has baubles, handbags and shoes galore. How amazing are these Stud and Chain Boots ($59.99)??! So stylish and versatile--I need a pair like yesterday. These boots would need to be the focal point of an outfit. I'd pair them with some skinny jeans and a solid color tee myself. The shoes just deserve to have the spotlight.

So check out the site and find your own favorite fashion finds! And be on the lookout for a giftcard giveaway soon!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Enter to WIN Whooga Ugg Boots!

Is it just me, or is it starting to get ridiculously cold out?!  I mean, today is the first day of November, and it only gets worse from here on out. I'm constantly on the lookout for something that will actually keep my feet warm, and I just might have stumbled upon a fab solution to all my cold winter woes.

Whooga Ugg Boots are perfect for all of the freezing days ahead.  The boots are thicker and denser than traditional Ugg boots, as they use merino thermofleece that give more air circulation and result toasty warm feet.

Want to win a pair? Simply sign up for their newsletter.

If you want to ensure that you get your very own pair, Whooga has teamed up with Sassy Fashionista with a 10% off discount code. The code is for the next week only, so get your order in! Just enter 740SASSY at the checkout! 

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