The News: Queen Latifah is the most recent star to jump on the celebrity perfume bandwagon. She has recently signed a deal with Parlux Fragrances—the same company that distributes perfumes from Jessica Simpson, GUESS?, Maria Sharapova and others—and will release her creation in Fall of 2009. What We Say: Wherever you look, there’s a celebrity […]
What: Robin gives the new Dove go fresh Body Mist in Cool Essentials Cucumber & Green Tea Scent, $4.99, a spritz or two. The Lowdown: Put me in front of a fragrance line up and I’ll choose the cucumber and green tea scent every time. And it’s weird because I’m not even a big cucumber […]
Dear Budget Fashionista, I’m the female dinner speaker for an evening black tie military event (I’m not military). The soldiers will be dressed in blues and I need to be comfortable. What do you suggest? Answer: The key to situations like this, when you’re speaking to a more conservative and traditional audience, is simple elegance. […]
Dear Budget Fashionista, How old is too old to wear leggings? I recently found some cute babydoll tops at Kohl’s that would look great with them, but I feel like leggings would be trying way too hard. Plus I’m carrying some extra pounds! Any advice? Answer: You’re never too old to wear leggings, but you […]
What: Robin spares her family from her stinky feet with Summer Soles Fragrant Footings Scented Insoles, $15.00 for two pairs. The Lowdown: Since ballet flats have been my shoe du jour, my sock drawer has endured a long and lonely season. In turn, my family has had to deal with my stinky end-of-the-day feet. Enter […]
What: Robin treats her lips to DKNY Delicious Night Lip Gloss, $16, part of the new DKNY Delicious Night product range. The Lowdown: Honestly, I never saw a lip gloss that went with a fragrance line. Shower gel, yes. Body lotion, yes. A candle? For sure. But lip gloss? Eager to see what was inside […]
What: Robin pampers her sad, chapped hands and tired, dry feet with SpaSensials Intensive one-step moisturizing and conditioning socks and gloves, $11.99.
What: Robin’s pout takes the plunge with N.Y.C.‘s new Lippin’ Large Lip Plumper in Strawberry Mousse, $3.99. The Lowdown: It seems that every other lip-gloss that comes on the market these days claims to give you more lip. But more often than not, it’s just a bunch of lip service. The Lippin’ Large line add […]
What: To soothe her insatiable chocolate cravings, Robin adds Aquolina Chocolovers Creamy Bath Foam, $11.64, to her tub.