The flower-child era is alive and well with its readaptation as the summer fashion for festival outfits. It doesn’t really matter whether the festival we’re attending is based in music, art, or a community foodie event as long as it allows us to sport these folky threads out under the sun. Here are 4 woodstock-inspired outfits that we can rock with a grown-up sense of style.
Mark Twain once said, "The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco." I know exactly how he felt since I'm in Scotland this week and feel the same way. I can't imagine being this cold in July in the northern hemisphere. I've taken some time off to visit with family and friends, and see Scotland this week.
When I heard the word “strobing” used to describe a popular, new makeup look I feared it would entail a rave atmosphere of a loud, dark club with flashing lights. Thankfully, my projections were wrong except for the part about lighting. Strobing is a makeup technique that mimics the look of being under the bright sun or strong professional lights through the use of careful highlighting.
Ladies and gentlemen, please lend me your ears, ears of corn that is, for this hilarious Monday Night Show Challenge between myself and Curtis Stone! For this off-the-cob challenge, Curtis and I raced to see who could shuck more ears of corn in 30 seconds. I’ll tell ya, the man is a corn-shucking machine!
We all lead busy lives and probably don’t think too much of the ground under our feet but some of our favorite jewelry accents could be right beneath us. Gemstones comes in a wide variety of colors and characteristics that sets each apart and keeps us mesmerized by their beauty. Learn about these six semi-precious stones that made the cut for our best jewelry designs this week.
Amazing news! I have a new favorite summer product! Introducing the NewBeauty TestTube powered by HSN! As most of you probably already know, NewBeauty Magazine is a leading authority in all things beauty. Whether it is makeup, hair, health or skincare, NewBeauty is your go-to magazine for beauty expertise. HSN has teamed up with NewBeauty editors and experts to curate a test tube featuring HSN and NewBeauty’s favorite summer products.
If you’ve ever wondered what to do with excess bread in your kitchen you have to try my White Chocolate and Raspberry Bread Pudding recipe! You can use any hard bread you have on hand but I recommend croissants for the richest flavor. Combined with a little bit of dark rum for a lightly caramelized flavor and fresh raspberries for a pop of sweetness there is a lot to love in this dessert.
With so many colorful and fun eyeglasses available today wearing them is hardly the fashion struggle that it used to be. Depending on our prescription and the style of our eye accessories, though, the way we apply our makeup does deserve an up-close examination. Sharpen up your look and read our tips for how to match your makeup with glasses to brighten your face and make your eyes stand out.
When we’ve been working in the same business for a long time it can be easy to get a little too comfortable and slip into a semi-professional slump with our wardrobes. Just because our office cubicles are all cut from the same cloth doesn’t mean that our work outfits have to follow suit. Revamp your professional attire with new pieces that you’ll love enough that you look forward to Monday morning...well, almost!
Athlete, philanthropist, author, and mother, Kristi Yamaguchi is certainly an active woman on the go! Kristi wanted to create a brand that supports an active lifestyle in a stylish yet comfortable way. Tsu.ya, influenced by Kristi’s travels to fashion capitals around the world, offers modern designs, with super comfortable fabrics. Her brand strives to build confidence for the everyday active woman. Kristi is pictured...
Tomorrow evening the 18th of July at 11 PM and midnight Eastern Time, I am back at HSN with two products that have never been offered together as a Today’s Special (Ultimate Friendly Flora and Cranberry Benefits). Both are among our most popular reorder products and Ultimate Friendly Flora was a Today’s Special once before, but tomorrow will be the debut of Cranberry as a Today’s Special. Of course, both products w..
Remember those charms we used to collect and trade like currency in middle school? The teachers could probably hear us jingling and jangling from a mile away. Well the matching BFF pendants for our bracelets and the good luck charms that bedazzled our necklaces have grown up in style since then. Charm jewelry has gotten a serious upgrade and now these classic accessories can help us express our personalities again.
We’re about to say something that might be a little fashion sacrilegious: We’re tired of the basic, black legging. Don’t get us wrong, a classic never dies and it should be in the arsenal of any wardrobe but it’s also time to shake things up. It’s summer and we’re ready to relax, enliven our look and see what some other spandex has to offer. Here are 5 alternative styles of leggings to give our fashion sense some elasticity.
It feels like we just left our stylist’s chair and yet low and behold, the roots have arrived. When our hair’s roots start to push through from our last color treatment it’s always a rude awakening and one that we normally realize at the most inopportune moment. Blame it on fast hair growth, blame it on our genes, or maybe we’re accidentally speeding things along? Learn some tricks to cover up roots until your next appointment and how to keep your color for longer!
Steamed salmon is one of my favorite dishes to serve because it's super easy to prepare while delivering a tremendous flavor. The secret to this salmon recipe is in the broth. When we steam our meal we’ll use a blend of white wine, vegetable stock, lemon and shallots to cook the salmon and transfer those delicious essences into the fish and asparagus too. Then later we’ll doctor up that broth a little more and create a wonderful sauce to top it off.
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Using a food processor, pastry cutter, or your fingertips incorporate the chilled butter pieces into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add the buttermilk and stir just until moistened. On the prepared baking sheet, drop 1...
Jade is one of the earliest known materials used for hand carvings and ornamental jewelry. In ancient cultures people wore Jade for wealth, protection, and to attract love. We can’t vouch for its metaphysical properties but we certainly can speak to its physical beauties. Instantly recognizable for its pearly green color to a yellow-green to a brilliant emerald tone, Jade makes for eye-catching jewelry designs. Add this exotic gemstone to your look for a touch of elegance and maybe good luck too!
Few pants are as amazingly comfortable as wide-leg trousers. They feel like we’re wearing our favorite airy, pajama bottoms but with all of the style and sophistication we need for work or leisure. There’s just that one little problem where sometimes these pants can walk the line between billowy and ballooning. Keep your outfit grounded with these tips for how to style your wide-leg pants to ensure that the only thing that’s inflated will be your self-esteem with how good you look.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, who’s up for another super-sexy round of “Friday Night Game Night”? HSN’s latest creation, where viewers just like you can compete for some seriously fabu prizes, is coming at you this Friday, and every Friday, between 8-11 pm ET. We’re pretty pumped up for...
Setting powder, finishing powder--tomay-to, tomah-to right? Not exactly! Though finishing powder and setting powder can look identical that doesn’t mean they work like twins. These powders serve different purposes and should be treated like sister products to use in tandem. If your use of pressed or loose powders only extends to foundation then you might want to duck into our powder room for a minute and brush up on on the basics of setting and finishing products.
In the summertime cuffs and bangles bracelets are some of our favorite fashion accessories to layer up or sport solo for a statement look. What makes this wrist wear so fitting for the season is that the big and bold style of cuffs and bangles perfectly balance out our dainty sundresses and breezy shorts and tanks. With these styles available in different widths and colors we can find an appropriate cuff or bangle bracelet for our outfit every day of the week.
For this July 4th make your grilling game even better with sweet and savory roasted chicken legs. These chicken legs are moist and flavorful with a marinade of soy sauce, ginger, sweet chili sauce and other special ingredients. Use drumettes in this recipe for easy finger foods at your 4th of July celebration or use large chicken legs for that perfect family meal.
One of the big buzzwords in the beauty world is definitely facial brushes. These little machines tote the abilities to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize skin but for those of us still using the traditional method, aka. our two working hands, this wave of tech for skin care can seem a little alien. These devices though can make a huge difference.
In case anyone missed the big news, July is HSN’s 38th birthday month! I’ve always heard that as we mature it’s a good idea to try new things and keep a fresh perspective. In keeping with that advice, this week on The Monday Night Show we took the opportunity to launch myself and a special guest into a very fresh perspective indeed. You know, you really do get a good outlook on the future at 60 mph on a roller coaster!