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Secret Moments by Victoria's Secret Beauty


Secret Moments by Victoria's Secret Beauty

Victoria's Secret Beauty recently launched Secret Moments, a new collection of fragrant body care in 5 sexy scents: At First Sight, Island Escape, Girls' Night, Room 504, and Good Day Sunshine. Each is infused with a trio of skin-nourishing botanicals—antioxidant White Tea and moisture-rich Rice and White Lily Milks. The collection includes a Sheer Fragrance Mist ($12), Daily Moisture body Lotion ($10), Nourishing Body Cream ($12), and Daily Body Wash ($10). Too bad I didn't know about this earlier, I was just at VS last week to restock on my 5 for $25 bikinis, lol.

Photo courtesy of Victoria's Secret


Forever 21 Teams Up With Brian Lichtenberg





Forever 21 announced its first designer collab via Twitter.


Forever 21 last week announced its first designer collaboration with Brian Lichtenberg. The young L.A.-based designer is a favorite of stars like Lady Gaga (he designed the infamous caution-tape outfit she wore in the "Telephone" video), Rihanna and Beyoncé. All we know so far is that the Brian Lichtenberg collection for Forever 21 will include graphic T-shirts. I'd like to see more than just graphic tees but then again, considering the designer involved, maybe it's for the best…

Beauty Review: American Apparel Nail Polish in Office

Beauty Review: American Apparel Nail Polish in Office

A couple weeks ago I bought my first bottle of American Apparel nail polish in a mint green shade called Office. Love the color, hate the quality. The formula is thin and watery, and it takes FOREVER to dry. You need a minimum of 3 coats to achieve bottle color. It also reeks and the chemical smell lingers long after the polish has dried (so much for being free of DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde).




Ask BB: Where to Buy Yoga & Activewear on a Budget



Lululemon's posterior-enhancing "Astro" work-out pants cost $98.

I absolutely love Lululemon yogawear but it is so expensive. Do you know any places that sell that line at a discount? Or any comparable yoga wear that is less expensive? —Michelle

Vancouver-based Lululemon Athletica is a popular yoga-inspired athletic apparel company that's been growing by leaps and bounds. I recently read the company is opening 25 new showrooms in June following a near tripling of net profits. There's clearly a huge demand for their trendy activewear but Michelle is not alone in her complaint: It's really expensive.