Thursday, March 29, 2012

ExOfficio hires new PR Specialist

Earlier this year Seattle-based ExOfficio announced that Karen Matthee has joined the marketing team as Public Relations and Partnership Specialist. In her new role, Matthee will develop, manage and execute all aspects of a global public relations and partnership plan and strategies for ExOfficio.

"Over the past year, we’ve been building the bench strength of the internal marketing team by looking for individuals who are experts in their area," says Steve Bendzak, General Manager of ExOfficio. "Karen’s qualifications and work history compliment the team exceptionally well. She brings exceptional industry and professional knowledge to the position, and as a longtime outdoors woman and vocational traveler is the perfect fit for the position."

Karen co-founded Seattle Woman Magazine and most recently was Communications Director for Clear Path International.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

REI Hires Industry Veteran Eric Artz as CFO

Last Thursday Seattle-based outdoor retailer REI announced that industry veteran Eric Artz will join the company as chief financial officer. Eric Artz will be leaving his post at Urban Outfitters where he served as CFO since February of 2010. Prior to being a Urban Eric served as CFO for the VF Corporation. “REI is very fortunate to attract a CFO with Eric’s breadth and depth of experiences. In addition to his financial expertise, Eric has a deep understanding of multichannel retail, plus operations experience in supply chain, product development, sourcing and international. These skills, combined with his industry experience and passion for the outdoors, make him an exceptional addition to our team,” said Sally Jewell, REI president and CEO.

- About REI -
REI is a national retailer of gear and clothing for outdoor activities and adventure. A multichannel retailer, REI operates 123 stores in 30 states. The company recorded sales of more than $1.8 billion in 2011. In addition to national brands, REI exclusively sells private label gear and apparel under the REI name, and bicycles, apparel and accessories under the Novara brand. The company also operates REI Adventures, a full-service adventure travel company with destinations across the United States and around the world. REI is structured as a consumer cooperative and while anyone may shop at REI, only members receive a share of the company’s profits. This month REI is issuing a total patronage refund of $99.8 million to 4.7 million active members based on their eligible 2011 purchases. Earlier this year, REI was recognized as 8th on the FORTUNE magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. This is the 15th consecutive year that REI has appeared in the ratings.

Save the Date: Wine, Women & Shoes

Well fashion friends- it's time to look good and do good- Thursday, May 3rd at The Four Seasons hotel when the Seattle Children's Home hosts it's 2nd Annual Wine, Women and Shoes event. All proceeds will go to support mental and developmental health services provided to children and their families in the community by the Seattle Children's Home. In recognition of May as “National Mental Health Month,” and “Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week” (May 1st-7th), Seattle Children’s Home is inviting all women to slip into their stilettos and join their “sole sisters” for an evening of fashion and compassion.

Guests will sip wine from nine of the top wineries in the region, shop the latest trends in a multi-designer marketplace and swoon over the “shoe guys” serving up this season’s “must-haves” on luxurious, silver platters. Special guests Stacy Lill & Kathy Johanson from O Wines will be pouring wine for guests and chatting about their favorite pairs of shoes for spring. Participating boutiques including Barney’s New York, David Lawrence, Michael Kors, Sway & Cake, and The Finerie.

Celebrity style expert Bobbie Thomas with support from Glo Minerals will speak to guests about true beauty and share the latest spring trends at the Wine Women & Shoes VIP Reception. Bobbie will also serve as a judge along side event emcee Duell Fisher in the "Best in Shoe" contest and award fabulous prizes to the winners. Event Sponsors include The Kerry Oliver Guild, Pacific NW Fertility, Glo Minerals, Team Photogenic, Four Seasons Hotel, Chat with Women Radio, Spotlight Seattle, Rented Elegance, and Tolo Events.

What: Wine, Women & Shoes

When: Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Time: 6-9pm

Where: Four Seasons Hotel - 99 Union St. Seattle

Tickets: $100-650

Bid: Preview the Wine, Women & Shoes silent auction items here.

Monday, March 26, 2012

V&A Exhibit on Costume Design to open in October

This fall fashion fans will flock to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London for the "Hollywood Costume" design exhibit opening October 20th. Featuring a behind-the-scenes look inside the wardrobe departments of major motion pictures, the three-gallery show will spotlight over 100 costumes including the green curtain dress worn by Vivien Leigh in "Gone with the Wind" and the Givenchy LBD worn by Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Harry Winston is sponsoring the exhibit curated by Hollywood costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis. The exhibit will run from October 20th, 2012 through January 27th, 2013.

W. Seattle Junction Celebrates Spring in Style

The 5th Annual West Seattle Junction Spring fling is taking place this Thursday, March 29th from 7-10pm. Boutiques including Carmilia’s, Clementine, Edie’s, and Sweetie will all be participating and offering shoppers stylish door prizes, refreshments and more. Pick up a punch card at any participating store and get it punched at each location to redeem a glass of sparkling wine at West 5. Attendees are asked to bring a donation to the West Seattle Food Bank to help those in need. Come shop for the rest of your spring wardrobe this Thursday in West Seattle and support local boutiques!

What: West Seattle Spring Fling

When: Thursday, March 29th

Time: 7 to 10 p.m.

Participating Stores:

4528 California Ave SW

4447 California Ave SW

4310 SW Alaska Street

4508 California Avenue Southwest

West 5
4539 California Ave. SW

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring '12 Beauty: Best Serums

These days you can't flip through a fashion magazine or peruse the beauty counters of your favorite department stores without being bombarded by beauty serums promising to even out your skin tone, boost hydration, improve elasticity, and even treat fine lines and wrinkles. Serums are the new beauty basic and there seems to be one for every skincare woe you can possibly imagine.

When it comes to the “order of operations” beauty serums are now the second step in your skincare routine. After washing your face you apply the serum to clean skin and then follow with your usual moisturizer for day or night cream at night.
The serum works to target specific skincare problems and treat them on the surface layer of the skin. Serums are finer in texture than traditional skincare creams so they’re easier for the skin to absorb. Here’s a look at some of the top serums on the market and how they can help your skin.

Kiehls Clearly Corrective serum is a brightening serum designed to target dark spots, discolorations, acne scarring and uneven skin tone. The formula’s key ingredient is Activated C, the latest-generation Vitamin C derivative available. (Kiehl’s was the first company to bring this ingredient to beauty market in the U.S.) The serum works to break apart discolorations and prevents the formation of new pigment clusters giving users clear, spot free skin. In Clinical trials 69% of women who used saw a reduction in dark spot intensity and 74% showed a significant reduction in acne scarring. This product really works. I used it on a few dark spots I had left over from old acne scars and within a few weeks of regular use they significantly faded and many disappeared completely. This product is specifically designed for anyone who has lingering dark spots from acne or sun damage.

The beauty experts at Calidora Skin Clinic recently launched their own line of beauty products including a newly formulated Regenerative Vitamin B Serum. The serum works to elevate hydration levels and stimulate cell turnover. Active ingredients include Phyto Hyaluronic Acid, ProVitamin B5, and Grape Skin Extract. I have combination skin so I prefer to use hydrating serums only at night and this product worked like a charm to keep my skin from drying out during the cold, winter months. This product would be great for women (or men) who want a major boost in hydration for their skin. This serum also layers perfectly under your makeup to smooth out skin before applying foundation.

Last year Clinique launched their “Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector” serum designed to reduces dark spots, age spots, and traces of acne with regular use. In their clinical trials most users saw a visible reduction in dark spots at the 12-week mark. This product won the Allure Beauty of Beauty Award in 2011 but interestingly enough it has very mixed reviews on

The name of this product speaks for itself. “When Hope is not Enough” by Philosophy is an oil-free antioxidant serum that is designed to tone and firm skin while helping to minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles. This serum helps protect skin from free radical and environmental damage to help prevent premature aging. Another bonus? The formula includes Chaparral extract which works to help minimize unwanted facial hair. This product is great for women looking to be proactive about the care of their skin or for women wanting to gently treat fine lines.

As a Sephora beauty insider I was originally introduced to this product via a sample I received while visiting the store one day and then got hooked after immediately noticing the new-found radiance in my skin. DDF’s Mesojection™ Antioxidant Moisturizing Serum 
works to rejuvenate skin by targeting problem areas with potent “micro-injections” of active ingredients including vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids. The price is a little steep ($80 for .9 oz.) but this serum really packs a punch!

One of my close girlfriends is a former Boots beauty advisor and even though she no longer works for the company she still swears by their skincare line. The Boot's Protect & Perfect serum is one of the products that I fell in love with too and whenever she would drop off samples I would hoard them in my beauty cabinet. This serum is designed for deep hydration and works to improve skin tone and lessen the appearance of wrinkles. This is great for night time use if you have oily or combination skin.

What beauty serums do you love? Leave us a comment and let us know what's working well for your skin or send us a Tweet @Sydlovesfashion using hashtag #bestbeautyserum.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Belltown Gem: Karan Dannenberg Clothier

If it's been awhile since last visited Karan Dannenberg's Belltown boutique, it's worth a second look. For over 13 years she's been giving clients exceptional customer service and for Karan and her staff it's all about creating a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for guests. "I'm not into selling someone a sweater," says Karan, "I'm in to creating a total look for my clients from head-to-toe." She's so dedicated to providing customers with a complete wardrobe that she frequently makes special orders to ensure that the pieces are exactly the right color and size. Each season she also works with local jewelry designers like Martha Driver of Rock Star Jewelry to create custom pieces that fit in perfectly with the assortment.

The boutique stocks a variety of brands including Nicole Miller, Sympli, Yoana Baraschi, Cookie Johnson, Creenstone, Margaret M., and more. When it comes to product knowledge it's clear that Karan Dannenberg doesn't just care about how something looks on the surface, she makes it a point to know where it was made, what the inspiration behind the collections was and what young, hot designer brought it to market.

A boutique like Karan Dannenberg Clothier is a rare gem in a sea of retailers who are pushing fashion to the masses without knowing (or even caring) how it translates to their clients. She cares deeply about the brands she carries and makes it a point of supporting local designers. So next time you're in Belltown pop in to what she's got up her sleeve for spring!

Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-3442

Keep in touch with Karan Dannenberg Clothier on Facebook and via the boutique's blog.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Local Boutique Makes GQ's Top 25 List

The list is out and Ballard's hippest menswear boutique Blackbird has officially been named as one of GQ's Best Mens stores in America. The feature appears in the April issue of the magazine, GQ's first ever "Style Bible", on newsstands now. Blackbird sits among the ranks of other noteworthy mens clothing stores including South Willard in Los Angeles, The Webster in Miami, Saturdays NYC, Portland Dry Goods Co., and even the Tom Ford store in Beverly Hills. The Downtown Seattle Nordstrom store also made the list! Congratulations to all the stores listed in the top 25! You deserve it!

GQ’s 25 Best Men’s Stores in America
  1. Baldwin, Kansas City, MO
  2. Billy Reid, Florence, AL
  3. Blackbird, Seattle, WA
  4. Bodega, Boston, MA
  5. Cabazon Outlets, Cabazon, CA
  6. George Bass, New Orleans, LA
  7. Hickoree’s Floor Two, Brooklyn, NY
  8. Imogene + Willie, Nashville, TN
  9. Ina, New York, NY
  10. Martin Greenfield Clothiers, Brooklyn, NY
  11. Need Supply Co., Richmond, VA
  12. Nepenthes New York, New York, NY
  13. Nordstrom, Seattle, WA
  14. Paul Stuart, New York, NY
  15. Portland Dry Goods Co., Portland, ME
  16. REI, New York, NY
  17. RRL, East Hampton, NY
  18. RTH Shop, Los Angeles, CA
  19. Saturdays NYC, New York, NY
  20. Sid Mashburn, Atlanta, GA
  21. South Willard, Los Angeles, CA
  22. Stag, Austin, TX
  23. Tom Ford, Los Angeles, CA
  24. Unionmade, San Francisco, CA
  25. The Webster Miami, Miami, FL

Carhartt to open Downtown Seattle store

Just when you thought the men's workwear trend couldn't possibly gain any more momentum Carhartt announces a brand-new store in Seattle. A Pioneers of Rugged grand opening celebration is set for this Thursday, March 22nd from 11am-2pm and the company is encouraging everyone to bring in their old Carhartt coats for the “Worn and Torn” contest. The winner of the most raggedy coat will win a new Carhartt jacket and other fun prizes. Former Mariner Edgar Martinez will be on hand to help Carhartt reps with the judging.

The new store will occupy over 4,000 square feet and carry apparel and accessories for men, women and children. In true Northwest fashion the store's interior features mostly reclaimed and repurposed materials from fallen timber and storm clean-up sites from around the Seattle-area. The new store marks Carhartt's fifth freestanding location in the U.S.

-Grand Opening Details-

What: Carhartt Seattle Store Grand Opening

When: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Where: 409 Pike Street Seattle, WA

Time: 11am-2pm

409 Pike Street
Seattle, WA
Find Carhartt on Facebook or send them a Tweet on Twitter.

The Bellevue Collection hosts Spring '12 Runway Show

Mark your calendars now! On Saturday April 21st The Bellevue Collection is hosting an exclusive runway show featuring spring trends from 7 for All Mankind, Zebra Club, Aritzia, Lacoste, Macy's, Splendid, Arden B., and more. Enjoy chic breakfast bites from Pinkabella Cupcakes, Top Pot Donuts and Specialty's Cafe & Bakery upon arrival followed by an exclusive, insider runway show featuring all the looks you need for spring. Guests will also receive a swag bag overflowing with goodies from A|X Armani Exchange, Aerosoles, Blizzberri, Billabong, Eileen Fisher, Guess, Everything but Water, Lacoste, Macy's, Munchbar, Palomino, Suite, Trillum Custom Tailorings & Design, Splendid, Zebra Club, Vera Bradley and more!

What: The Bellevue Collection Spring '12 Runway Show

When: Saturday, April 21st

Where: Bellevue Square, Center Court

Time: 8:30 am Check-in, 9:00 am Show

Tickets: $25 (Includes a swag bag with a $10 Bellevue Collection Gift Certificate). 100% of ticket sales will benefit the Bellevue Arts Museum courtesy of The Bellevue Collection. Seating is limited.

Social: Get connected on Twitter @BelleCollection using hashtag #TBCspringfashion.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Spa Specials at The Woodmark

The month of March may be filled with madness but for the spa at The Woodmark it's all about you helping find your calm within the chaos. During the month of March the spa is offering 25% off any spa service when you book an appointment with a friend, Monday through Thursday only. Choose from a variety of services or signature packages including the "Girl Time" package which includes a Spa Ritual Body Mimosa Treatment, Body Sugar Custom Masque, Mimosa Body Oil Light Massage, Mimosa Pedicure and Manicure and of course, a refreshing Mimosa Drink. (2 hours 45 minutes, orig. $245, $183.75 when you book with a friend during the month of March, M-TH only). Call Northwest Face Spa at 425.803.9000 to schedule your appointment.

Hearts, Henna and Stripes for Spring

PACT, makers of everyday essentials and apparel for people looking to make a positive impact on the world, is excited to debut new items from the Spring 2012 SHARE THE LOVE collection.The all-new underwear and sock collection feature artist-designed prints reflecting the theme in bold designs and bright colorways, all on premium organic cotton. Designed by artist Jon Marro, PACT’s SHARE THE LOVE collection features a modern graphic print of hearts on comfortable bikinis and boy shorts for women, and eco-meets-edgy boxer briefs for men.

Sales from the Share the Love collection will fund the education of 20 orphans in India, the building of one community well in Uganda, and provide more than 2000+ meals to needy families in Detroit. In partnership with Citizen Effect, an organization that encourages everyday people to become citizen philanthropists, proceeds from the Share the Love collection will fuel change and make a clear, positive impact on communities in need.

- Fun Facts about PACT's socks -

  • PACT’s sock factory runs entirely on wind power which reduces energy consumption by up to 45%.
  • Using proprietary technology, PACT socks are knit with combed organic cotton and “bare” or unwrapped lycra which allows us to entirely eliminate the nylon typically found in socks. This reduces the amount of plastic used in the socks by over 90%.
  • Free of nylon, PACT socks are 98% organic combed cotton.
  • The toes on PACT socks are closed with a special machine that eliminates the need for detailed hand work, saving workers’ eyes and fingers, but still provides a flat seam for maximum toe comfort.

- Shop Local -
Find PACT's Share the Love henna line in Seattle at Nordstrom and Kuhlman.

500 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101

2419 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Grace Hinds Wins Lord & Taylor Competition

Grace Hinds, an aspiring fashion stylist from LIM College recently won a $10,000 prize from Lord & Taylor in their "You've Got the Look" student styling competition. 100 students competed for the prize and Grace (pictured above) rounded out the top 10 and later went on to become the grand prize winner. Students submitted their styling looks online and over 40,000 people voted to determine the top 10 finalists. The students then gathered at the Lord & Taylor store in New York to style their looks in person on real models and send them down the runway for a panel of judges to vote on. The winning look (pictured below, right) featured a beige sweater, pearlescent skirt,sheer kimono jacket and a coral beaded necklace. Congrats Grace!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Fashion at The Fairmont San Francisco

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk exhibition is coming to San Francisco and to celebrate The Fairmont hotel is offering stylish packages to accommodate fashion-forward guests.

The "GAULTIER PRÊT-À-PORTER PACKAGE" starts at $219 and includes luxury accommodations at The Fairmont and a pair of tickets to the Gaultier exhibit. The "GAULTIER HAUTE COUTURE PACKAGE" is a VIP experience starting at $289 that features a one-night stay, breakfast for two in the hotel’s elegant Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar and a pair of tickets to The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit.* Ps. Northwest Fashion Fans- Nordstrom is a lead sponsor for the exhibit!

The Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason St.
San Francisco, California 94108
(415) 772-5000
On Twitter @fairmontsf

*Packages are valid March 24th – August 19, 2012 only and subject to availability.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Forecast Fashion Show: Recap

Seattle Magazine's 'The Forecast' fashion show held last night at Benaroya Hall featured many of the looks that you would expect out of the Pacific Northwest scene including a plethora of rain boots, parka jackets and infinity scarves, but also featured some unexpected highlights including colorful evening wear by Luly Yang, tailored trench coats with dressmaker details by Lila Getty, a leather mini dress from Snowboard Connection and a sequin embellished chocolate brown Herve Leger dress from David Lawrence.

Seattle mag fashion editor Kate Calamusa spoke about 'The Forecast' theme and reiterated that if you live in the Northwest you have to find a chic way to dress for the elements. For many of us that means embracing layers, finding stylish ways to stay dry in the rain and finding a way to pair a beautiful evening gown with a luxurious coat. The show's main focus was on promoting Seattle-based retailers and designers who work hard to help translate global trends and inspire their clients by infusing a signature Seattle spin on the season's hottest looks. Featured designers and boutiques included Horseshoe, Butch Blum, Snowboard Connection, Baby & Co., David Lawrence, Built for Man, Heilyke and Luly Yang Couture. Terri Morgan of TCM Models directed the fashion show and Swink Style Bar provided hair and make-up for the models. Many of the models sported the fishtail braid, one of the biggest hair trends for spring.

Fashion blogger Alix Rose was in attendance at the show and was tweeting LIVE from the event. (Of course!) Check out her site and follow her on Twitter @AlixRose.

My date for the evening was Lauren Hale of Bonza Bash. You can't see them in this picture but at the event she was wearing a pair of black sequin leggings which paired perfectly with her rock-and-roll Vince Camuto handbag.

Over 50+ looks went down the runway at 'The Forecast' and it was nice to see many familiar faces from TCM Models on the catwalk including Liz, Heather, Marshay and Yuris. It was also refreshing to see the collaboration of so many great retailers and talented designers working together to put the spotlight on Seattle fashion. The show served as a visual reminder to shop local and support the fashion scene in the city!

P.s. - Pics from the event will be posted by the end of the week on Team Photogenic's website.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Mane Attraction

I'm all about great hair. It's sort of my signature when it comes to style. I've been obsessed with my hair for as long as I can remember and not because I have great hair but because I have long, coarse hair that is hard to tame and even more difficult to style without the right products. Here are a few of my favorite beauty tips and salon products that help me "manage my mane".

The only flat iron that has ever worked to straighten and smooth my hair is the Babyliss Pro. I literally cried when my husband gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago and I've been obsessed with it ever since. It has 2.5 inch ceramic plates which are perfect for long hair and heats up to 450°. No more waiting (and waiting) for your flat iron to get "hot enough" to work.

The Straight & Smooth Spray for Thick / Coarse hair by ghd works to help tame thick, rebellious hair while also protecting from heat and styling damage. All you need to do is apply 4-6 sprays to damp hair before blow-drying and style as usual. You can also use this product on dry hair to refresh your style by spritzing over dry hair and then either using a blow dryer or styling tool to finish off your look.

Washing my hair is somewhat of a "major event" in my life because it literally takes FOR-EVER. My girlfriends tease me because I regularly read fashion mags while blow drying my own hair so it goes without saying that it eventually becomes worth it to spend some cash on a quality blow dryer. The T3 Veloce Dryer - Silver is a tourmaline-infused hair dryer which means that when heated it emits the maximum level of negative ions and infrared heat to heat the hair from the inside out and accelerate water evaporation. Read: It uses technology to make blow drying your hair extra fast! Almost 40% faster than traditional blow dryers. Yay!

In between washes I swear by Sidlab "Magic" Dry Shampoo. Based out of Portland, Oregon this line is sulfate and paraben-free and the products are amazing! The Magic Dry shampoo is clear (which I love!) and it instantly absorbs oil and adds volume to your hair without leaving product build-up behind. This is one product I would order by the case if I had room to store it!

Celebrity stylist Rosaline Hampton turned me on to the Davines line of shampoos and conditioners. The Melu line is specifically designed for long hair and helps to prevent breakage. The name Melu comes from the English term “mellow”, meaning rich, full-bodied, abundant, and soft. The Melu shampoo and conditioner contain Mediterranean active ingredients including spinach extract, apricot butter, cherry oil and rosemary extract.

And when I'm traveling or there's no time to do my own hair I love visiting a great blow dry bar. In London my favorite is the Hersheson's Blow Dry bar inside the Oxford Circus Top Shop. You can choose from a menu of fashion-forward looks and relax while reading a magazine and letting the stylists work their magic. No matter what style you pick or what type of hair you have all blow outs are priced at £24. And once you're finished getting glam you can stick around and shop for a new outfit. How perfect is that?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beach Bag Beauty Essentials

It's that time of year again: Spring Break! The ultimate excuse to take a much needed vacation and escape to somewhere tropical to soak up the sun. Don't hit the beach unprepared this season. Here are 5 beauty products to pack in your spring break beach bag!

# 1 Sunscreen
It goes without saying that if you're planning to spend time in the sun you need to protect your delicate skin. Peter Thomas Roth's Clini-Matte All Day Oil-Control SPF 20 is a sheer sunscreen that helps keep skin in check while providing UVA/UVB protection. The formula is oil and fragrance free and absorbs instantly.

#2 Super Easy Make-up
When you're on vacation you want to spend your time on the beach and not in your hotel room getting ready. Bring along an easy make-up kit that contains all the essentials like the Nars 'Sea of Love' set (pictured above). This set contains all the Nars cult favorites including The Nars Multiple stick (which can be used on lips and cheeks), a mini blush in 'Super Orgasm', a mini lipgloss, and a full size Illuminator in Laguna which has a beautiful golden shimmer.

# 3 A Mist to Avoid Meltdowns
And speaking of make-up, what good is spending time primping if your make-up won't stay put? To avoid make-up melt downs try Make Up For Ever's Mist & Fix travel sized spray that works to set all types of makeup and prolongs hold, even under extreme conditions. Enriched with chitosan, a marine algae extract, this makeup fixer spray protects skin against external damage caused by temperature changes, pollution, and other possible irritants.

# 4 A Sweet Scent
For a fun, flirty fragrance this spring try Ocean Lounge by Escada. With notes of plum, pear nectar and petal sorbet this fragrance is the perfect way to top off a sweet spring dress.

#5 Airbrush Bronzer

Last but not least, one of the products I never go on vacation without is Sally Hansen's Airbrush legs. Available in 4 shades this water-resistant, lightweight leg makeup is perfect for hiding imperfections on your legs! There's a good reason why celebs and top make-up artists swear by this product: it's amazing, affordable and it works.