Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Located on the second story of a modest L.A. building, the place is decorated in white with red accents. And of course Ketchup’s main ingredient — tomatoes—can be found everywhere from vases on the tables to paintings on the walls.
In addition to the crisp décor, the large window with a gorgeous view of the Hollywood Hills is sure to please customers. During a meal, one can’t help but gaze out at the unique California palaces and the hustle and bustle of Sunset.
And the food…delish! I ordered the mac n’ cheese, scrumptiously loaded with white truffle and Dungeness crab. The wedge salad was also a mouth-watering delight. Topped off with their famous “3 Some” fries (yup three different types of fries that come with five different ketchup flavors), and a fabulous vodka/champagne cocktail, the meal was a splendid experience.
I highly recommend Ketchup to anyone looking for a good meal and a great time!
(Photo credit: eonline)
It is so rewarding that Beauty Chat has turned a year old! I am extremely lucky to be a part of such a wonderful blog. Over the past year I have had the privilege of being a contributing writer, and now the Managing Editor, and the excitement continues each and every day.
With over ten staff writers, all dedicated to blogging about various topics, there is a little something for everyone who visits our site. Our diversity is what allows us to entertain so many, hopefully that includes you. ;)
To reward all of our loyal readers, new and old, Beauty Chat is having an amazing anniversary giveaway. To learn all about it, head over to the blog where you can read about our milestone, as well as enter to win the fab freebies (which include Redpoint Beauty makeup and iQDerma skincare valued at approximately $350!).
(Photos courtesy of: Beauty Chat)
Monday, June 23, 2008
I was surprised to see that they offer a service called ColourMatched. Basically you select your hair, eye, and skin color, then the shade that looks best on you: reds/pinks or blues/purples. After combining this data together, CoverGirl provides you with a list of items that are best-suited for your cosmetic needs.
After I filled out my makeup questionnaire, I was provided with matches, just right for me. To have CoverGirl help transform your appearance to flatter your features, head over to the site and plug in your assets.
And since we're talking CG, has anyone noticed how great Drew Barrymore is lookin'? She's lost a good amount of weight and seems to be much happier. But hey, that may be due to rumored husband-to-be Justin Long, too.
(Photo courtesy of: CoverGirl)
Friday, June 20, 2008
Rebecca & Drew is a fantastic company with great pieces for all occasions. The brand has been featured in numerous magazines including Lucky, InSyle, and many others. Head over to their site to check out all of their clothing!
*A special thanks to my rep over at Tractenberg & Co. It's always a joy to have such a wonderful person to deal with!*
(Photos courtesy of: Rebecca & Drew)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
American Retro: Amret-Mini Dress
Lisa Kline Private Label: Primp Lisa Kline Mudflap Girl Logo Tee
Sunday, June 15, 2008
$590 /Sale $236.05
$295 /Sale $177
(Photos courtesy of: Saks Fifth Avenue)
I love anything nautical. From anchors and stripes, to the hue of navy, it all makes me want to stroll down a local Southern Cali beach or boardwalk. Above are a few pieces from Charlotte Russe that go together nicely to produce a sea-inspired look with a twist of femininity. And what's so great about this outfit, other than it's effortless beauty, you can get all of the items for less than $75!
Linen Grandpa Fedora: $12.99
Patent Buckle Flats: $22.99
Ribbon Babydoll Dress: $26.99
Head over to your local Charlotte Russe to pick up this look. Don't have one in your area? That's okay. Shop online!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I decided to do some research on the Haagen-Dazs Help the Honey Bees Web site (which is the cutest site I have EVER seen) and learned these interesting facts:
- One out of every three bites of food an average American eats is directly attributed to honey bee pollination.
- Honey bees are responsible for the pollination of more than 100 crops, including fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and provide 80 percent of the country's pollination services.
- The honey bee is responsible for $15 billion in U.S. agricultural crops each year.
Please help! Support local farmers and beekeepers, plant seeds, donate to CCD research, and buy products that support this cause.
Burt's Bees is currently featuring Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) Beeswax Lip Balm. When you purchase this product for $3, five percent of the proceeds will go to researching a solution to this bee dilemma. They are also holding a contest, which you can read all about here.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
- Beauty in Real Life is having a lippie extravaganza
- Enter Canadian Beauty's Summer Giveaway to win L'Oreal Infallible gloss
- Check out Makeup Loves Me for a Sally Hansen Lip Lab Giveaway
- Win Estee Lauder's Latest Fragrance Sensuous presented by TheMakeupGirl
- Fall in love with Tendertones thanks to The Daily Cookie
- Johnson's Melt Away Stress Giveaway can be found on Beauty411
- A Mom in Red High Heels is hosting a Girly Galore Boutique contest
- Lady Language has an ongoing $50 Gift Certificate Prize every Monday
And it looks like I won a SpinLash from Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog! Be sure to visit their blog weekly for their Manic Monday giveaways, if you're not already reading their wonderful posts daily!
Lohan's far too close "friend," Samantha Ronson, was also in attendance. Allen and Ronson know each other through Samantha's brother, Mark, who worked with Allen on a track from her last album.
This dinner date of sorts seems a bit odd as Allen hasn't always been a fan of Lohan's. According to My Park Magazine, Allen blogged about an encounter with Lohan on her Myspace page saying: "We went to this club called Les Deux and that was really fun until Lindsay Lohan arrived and had us thrown off our table. I know she's a huge star and all and famous people deserve to sit down especially when they've been working so hard."
All of this comes a week after Allen's appearance at the Glamour Awards. She was presented with an Editor's Special Award for her music, as well as style, while wearing a dress with a bleeding Bambi print. She was so intoxicated at the end of the night that she had to be carried out of the event.
I can handle a drunk in public incident, it happens to the best of us. However, I hope, for Allen and her fans' sake, that this Lohan deal is only a phase.
(Photos courtesy of: My Park Magazine)
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
These bad boys come in brown patent and retail for $84 (pictured above). And while browsing Chinese Laundry's site, I also came across these fabu platforms (below). These show stoppers, entitled Babe, come in patent or leather and in various colors. I personally prefer leather, and black.
Monday, June 2, 2008
#2. Despite the fact that the shoes were hideous, the dress made up for it. Sarah Jessica Parker definitely dazzled throughout the night.
#1. My favorite glam gal was Paris Hilton. The dress is incredible and the hair style just add to the overall look.
There were many other fabulous females walkin' the "gold carpet" in style. Who was your favorite of the night?
(Photos courtesy of: Getty Images/Frazer Harrison)
- Photo Finish Foundation Primer “Try Me” size
- Photo Op Under Eye Brightener mini tube
- Brow Tech and Cream Eye Liner Palette
- Double-Ended Eye Liner Brush #9 and Brow Brush #12
- Lip Enhancing Gloss Sheer Color
- Instructional DVD
In addition to this beauty lovers' deal that will save you a pretty penny, Ulta is also offering 20% off any one item with the promo code 94210, AND free standard shipping on orders over $25. There are also numerous buy 2, get 2 free offers.
If you've ever wanted to try Smashbox products (which are cruelty free), this is an ideal time! Be sure to get this kit by Saturday, June 7, when the sale ends.
The colors look amazing, don't they?
(Photo Credit: Ulta.com)
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Brody Jenner of MTV's "The Hills" is always lookin' good.
I'm probably the only woman who isn't all about Johhny Depp. However, the way his current appearance is all cleaned up definitely changed my mind.
Adam Sandler received the MTV version of a lifetime achievement award. I give him an award for aging oh so well.
Chris Martin of Coldplay is a rocker with sex appeal. Gweneth Paltrow is a lucky gal.
Transformers won best film at this year's MTV awards. Even though Josh Duhamel (pictured first below) and Shia LaBouef (second) weren't there to accept the award, I wanted to add a picture of both of them...just because they're so darn hot!
Just a side note...Transformers 2 starts filming tomorrow!
(Photos courtesty of: MTV.com)