Halt the celery sticks: Melissa McCarthy’s clothing line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, has arrived. The inspiration came from the comic actress’ struggle to find fashionable duds over a size 12. Cred? Before going into standup, the breakout star of Bridesmaids actually attended NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology and got some valuable input from her bestie/high school classmate, designer Brian Atwood. Prices for closet staples run from $54 to $169. Nordstrom.com, Macy’s, HSN, Lane Bryant, MelissaMcCarthy.com
If you’re distracted by dark spots, do not pass go and head directly to buy The Conffianz Clear & Confident Kit. Specifically made for Latinas (even the wording on the box is bilingual), the products contain such potent yet nourishing ingredients as sunflower, aloe, sweet almond, ginger and citrus extracts so you can put your best face forward. $49.95 http://www.conffianz.com
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Summer is almost over. Better move quickly if you haven’t had your fun quota filled. As for Brooke Shields, the time-pressed actress/model was recently photographed throwing back colorful LIQS at a party in the Hamptons. The deal: These little plastic containers contain ready to drink cocktail shots and are about as low maintenance as it gets. Two packs of three are $15.98 at Bacchus Liquors, Crown and www.liqsshot.com. Served at The Mondrian’s bar.
Feel like going back-to-school shopping with Nicole Richie, Nicki Minaj, Adam Levine, Paula Abdul, Flo Rida and other boldfaced names? Now you can via StarShop, a new mobile app that features celebrities suggesting their preferred products in the fashion, beauty, home, food, fitness and electronics categories. On-trend brands run the gamut (e.g., Ray Ban, Superga, Sam Edelman); the app is free and available for download in the iTunes App Store and Google Play. Info: www.StarShop.com