The orange Mary Jane-style platform sandals from Fendi are perfect for fashion-forward women who are clever and witty and want to walk tall.
Super current in that ‘70s-kind of retro way that’s so popular right now, these are made from leather, grosgrain fabric and cork. Splurge-worthy, they are $895 at neimanmarcus.com, and nordstrom.com.Not so cheesy
Because you like to be entertaining when you entertain, check out this stone cheese board shaped to look like a piece of Swiss cheese. So clever. Even Velveeta will look festive on it. Made of Mexican alabaster, the board comes with a stainless steel knife. You’re on your own for the cheese. It’s $100 at uncommongoods.com. If you’d like to receive an Uncommon Goods catalog, call 888-365-0056.Makeup The product:
Star Powder Diamond Collection by Make Up for Ever.The pitch:
Use this shimmer powder on your eyes, face or decolletage to add some extra sparkle for date night or any time you want to feel special.The price
: $22 at Sephora. To find a store: sephora.comThe pros:
It’s versatile. The same product can be used on your eyes, cheeks, etc. The sparkle can be applied with a wet brush or a dry brush, depending on the look you’re going for. The sparkle is high quality and, if applied sparingly, will definitely brighten up your appearance without making you look like a drag queen.The cons:
A little pricey.The bottom line:
Go for it!The product:
Double Extend Eye Illuminator Mascara by L’Oreal Paris.The pitch:
Use this mascara to lengthen your lashes. Then use the special top coat to illuminate them and bring out the color of your eyes.The price:
$10.95 at drug stores and mass merchandisers such as Target and Meijer.The pros:
The mascara comes in different shades to highlight blue eyes, green/hazel eyes and brown eyes. There’s a universal color that is supposed to be appropriate for all eye colors. Definitely extended the length of my eyelashes. In the light, I could see a few flecks of sparkle from the top coat and felt kind of glam.The cons:
Coworkers didn’t think my eyelashes looked especially illuminated; one person thought the mascara made my eyelid look pink or purple.The bottom line:
If you’re in the market for a new mascara, give it a try. It will extend your lashes. As for the illuminating effect, a little goes a very long way.