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Tis the season of parties! Deciding what to wear during the holiday is no easy task. Whatever your traditions, it’s always nice to look and feel your best for the occasion. We’ve got some great new styles for the holidays and new years eve!

Mademoiselle Lace Dress, Sapphire Blue (Women’s Plus Size) – Flatter your curves in our Mademoiselle Lace Dress. From cocktail parties to formal or evening events, this special occasion lace dress will have all eyes on you.

Bianca Ruched Dress, Plum (Women’s Plus Size) – It is always nice to pick a stand-out outfit to mark the occasion. You’re sure to receive compliments as the Bianca Ruched Dress hugs your every curve. With a subtly sexy peek-a-boo neckline and draped cold shoulder sleeves.

Whimsy Wrap Dress, Pinot Noir (Women’s Plus Size) – For those holiday themed parties try the Whimsy Wrap dress in pinot noir. It’s flirty, flattering, and functional!

Kiss Me At Midnight Skirt, Moonbeam (Women’s Plus Size) – Our metallic Kiss Me At Midnight Skirt will make a fashion statement, wherever you go. This eye-catching midi-length skirt can be worn day or night. Pair it with some booties and a tank for daytime and some heels and a blouse for date night.

Lumiere Lace Dress, Silver Lining (Women’s Plus Size) – Illuminate your wardrobe in our Lumiere Lace Dress. Scalloped metallic lace flatters your curves, while a solid ruched waistband draws the eye inward. You’ll be sure to turn heads at your next special occasion in this stunning sheath style.

Happy Holidays!

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A Bakery of Beauty Awaits


                               January 22, 2017

Hi Sweeties,

We know you are excited to get your hands on our newest product, our Flour® Setting Powder. The Flour® Setting Powder is 100% Vegan* (except the Pink Flour) and will come in 4 shades: Brown, Pink, Translucent and Yellow. There is so much information on the web about setting powders-we figured it would be best to talk about ours specifically, how it will charm its way into your home and makeup bags!


1. As with nearly all of our products, a little goes a long way! You can use a brush to lightly dust your face to set your foundation into place or you can use a beauty sponge to apply the Flour® just beneath your eyes to set your concealer and foundation.

2. It is mattifying! If you have combination or oily skin, the Flour® lends itself to oil control through its oil absorbing technology. Your oily days are over. 

3. It was made to have a lightweight feel. This can be attributed to its micro-fine translucent powders.

4. #WhatSmudge Cake Mix Foundation? While it is underway, make no mistake about what the Flour® can do on its own. It can be worn alone for those opting out of makeup for the day but is best atop your foundation-locking in your look while sustaining your skin’s natural moisture. 

5. Lastly, there is no flashback. While we love powdered donuts, we expect to enjoy eating them without looking as though we did. 

Flour®Setting Powder

Oven Release Date: February 2017

Shades: 4

Cruelty-Free: 100%

Vegan* (except Pink): 100%

We’d love to hear your thoughts! Drop your comments below. 

Until next time, Sugars!


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LAST CHANCE – $78 Poolside Beauty Welcome Box FREE for New Maven Subscribers‏!


Temperatures across the country are HOT, HOT, HOT and so is the Julep Poolside Beauty Welcome Box offer. With the highest value I have seen yet ($78) and it includes my personal favorite Luxe Lip Treatment. The Poolside Beauty Box offer is one, I want all you Divas to buy NOW before it is gone!
Poolside Welcome Box Offer

Benefits of being a Maven subscriber:

  • Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don’t like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don’t want.
  • Julep Maven is affordable. You get over $40 of full-size products in every box for just $24.99 per month.
  • Mavens get benefits all month long at Julep – like 20% off, free shipping, early access to secret sales and more – imagine what you can save on your beauty shopping!
  • A Maven subscription is also a great gift for the nail polish and beauty product lover in your life.


Hope Elle

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Last Chance to Save 50% at JUSbyJulie!‏

Juice cleanses are one of the hottest new trends in health and nutrition, so to spark deeper interested in this brand of Juicing check out the new promo below, for a limited time only.

Get your fresh, fit summer look with a JUSbyJulie cleanse! Shop the BOGO 50% off + FREE shipping with code BOGOSUMMER at JUSbyJulie.com (with $75 minimum purchase)! Hurry – this offer ends tomorrow (7/9)!
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Betsey Johnson

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Hello There Mahattanites!

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Food For Thought, “Flowers Are Better Than Bullets!”

I’m sitting here on this beautiful Saturday evening, in West Omaha, Nebraska (watching videos on YouTube Music) and came across a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Classic, of many sorts. The song, however, would spark controversy during my childhood, as I remember the song playing while sitting in the kitchen. I remember my mother and her sisters standing in their respectively spots, like frozen blocks of ice, silently listening to the song. Now, I had no idea of the song’s historical importance or the clear impact, it had on my Mother, Margo and Aunts Angela and Sylvia. As the song faded out, my Aunt Sylvia reached over and turned the radio off, made the sign of the cross and continued peeling potatoes. I no longer could remain quiet and broke the silence. See I was born on July 29, 1972 and this transpired way before I was born. I was determined to find out, what exactly sparked four honorable and respected Men of Music to express their rage on vinyl.

“What’s that song about and why you all get so quiet? What happened in Ohio and why did four people die?”

Interestingly enough, no one really answered the question or gave satisfactory answers, only deepening and sparking curiosity. So, the following night, I would ask my mother that same burning question again. I could see it was a highly emotional topic but she was ready to speak on it. Bear in mind, my mother was an Investigative Journalist, who knew how to eloquently engage a person in her storylines. And this topic was no different. She spoke about the events resulting, in the highly unfortunate and unnecessary shooting of Four full-time, unarmed students; who weren’t even apart of the peaceful protest on the Kent State Campus. But I would learn, there were numerous incidents prior to the infamous date of May 4, 1970, that lead up to dissention and ultimately a tragedy; and possibly one of the reasons, President Richard Nixon was impeached. To this day, many are still affected by those events; and it will never be forgotten, sealed in our minds through Literature, Movies, Music, Photos, and Written Reports. It should be mentioned, 67 bullets would be fired in 13 seconds, there would be actually 14 victims (most notably known for 13, but fail to remember; that Lead Singer Christy Hyde of The Pretenders was grazed by a bullet in on her shoulder), no students were armed, National Guardsmen were seen as the suspects to fire off shots, without warning or command to do so and all those shot were students in good standing at the university. Ironically, the killings of our students has never cease and in this day in age, a different war is being fought.

“Flowers are Better than Bullet.” ~Allison Krause~


Jeffrey Glenn Miller; age 20

Allison B. Krause; age 19

William Knox Schroeder; age 19

Sandra Lee Scheuer; age 20