March 28th, 2014

Happy #GIVEAWAY Friday! 
#cherrytopper #tgif

We love perfume here at Cult. Spritzing, smelling, layering, packaging, the whole bit. We always have an eye out for what’s new on the market - recently fragrance sampling programs. Our top player of the moment, Commodity Goods

                    

This company has taken fragrance to the next level with their innovation and incorporation of digital and I DIG it. Here are my top 5 reasons to love this line:

1. The feel/typography/white&copper/black&white look rocks
2. They have a mascot, Eau de Bear, who has an Instagram account
3. They mail you an at home fitting kit that comes in a legit numbered sleeve (fun to open, tiny bottles fun to spray - shown above)
4. They created interactive-easy-to-understand fragrance descriptions, that have pictures
5. Their fragrances smell unique and amazing. Our favorite is Gold

Thanks to our friends at Commodity Goods we have an awesome #giveaway for one of you today! Commodity goods will mail you their entire fitting kit, let you try them for as long as you’d like, and then send you a 100ml bottle of the fragrance of your choice. Valued at $108 dollars - this is one you don’t want to miss. Follow the instructions below to enter:

1. Do ONE of the following — follow Cult of Pretty on Bloglovin’ OR follow Cult of Pretty from your Tumblr account OR subscribe via email.

Optional 1.5 Tweet or Instagram us and tag #CultCommodity telling us you’ve entered! Then check out the Commodity Scent Journal hereand find them on social Facebook | Twitter | Instagram. (Their Instagram is beautiful, just sayin.)

2. Leave a DISQUIS comment below [click through if you are reading this post in your Tumblr feed] and tell us which Commodity fragrances you are DYING to try. (Women’s here; Men’s here) Our favorites are gold, dew, and pinot. Mmmmm. NOTE: Please don’t comment in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ or ‘Fan Note’ area of Tumblr. If you do we will not see your comment and not be able to enter you into the contest! — Please everyone click through and leave a comment on Cult of Pretty itself.

3. You must be 18 or older to enter. If you happen to be under the legal age of 18 you can have someone else enter for you. Just remember that the product will be sent to their attention.

4. This giveaway is for US Residents only - unfortunately we are unable to ship outside of the USA. Sorry!

Contest ends next Friday April 4th at 11:59PM. NOTE: If you subscribe or follow to enter, you must still be subscribed or following at the time of the drawing to win. Multiple comments do not increase your chances of winning.

Products c/o the brand, Image via Style.com

-Kristin

February 28th, 2014

just because it’s friday … and related but unrelated, if you guys haven’t seen it, La Grande Bellezza is amazing

image via vogue italia

February 11th, 2014

#Backstage DKNY embraces individual style.
Every look a little different but all part of the same DKNY tribe. 

Hair by Wella; Nails by Essie; Makeup by Maybelline

Image via kristindee_ with Cult of Pretty 

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January 14th, 2014
If I could indulge in a beauty treatment once or maybe three times a week, it would be blowouts. Hands down.
The DreamDry/Dry Bar concept is not cultish, in fact it’s pretty mainstream. Regardless. The way these stylist can make hair look flawless for days in a mere 40 minutes for $40 - blows. my. mind. 
I went to the Rachel Zoe curated DreamDry on West 21st Street for an NYE do. I was greeted by a woman name Tudy with coffee and an iPad to scroll through their full selection of styles. I chose the super sleek, retro glam Veronica (inspired by the beautiful Veronica Lake, above). A little doubtful that my hair would come out as perfect as Veronica’s, I was thrilled when Tudy was finished working her magic - my hair and Veronica’s were close to identical. 
                 
Here was Tudy’s method: 
(1) After blow drying she took small sections of hair and sprayed with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. (2) She curled each with a curling iron and then pinned the perfect circular sections of hair back to my head. (3) Once my entire head was pinned and cooled, she took a few sections out at a time, brushed them together, and twisted them into one big curl with her finger.  (4) Brushed, tamed and sprayed with Oribe to keep every strand in locked down and curled position. 
Veronica. May our locks match again soon.
PS. Happy New Year! 
-Kristin 
Image via

If I could indulge in a beauty treatment once or maybe three times a week, it would be blowouts. Hands down.

The DreamDry/Dry Bar concept is not cultish, in fact it’s pretty mainstream. Regardless. The way these stylist can make hair look flawless for days in a mere 40 minutes for $40 - blows. my. mind. 

I went to the Rachel Zoe curated DreamDry on West 21st Street for an NYE do. I was greeted by a woman name Tudy with coffee and an iPad to scroll through their full selection of styles. I chose the super sleek, retro glam Veronica (inspired by the beautiful Veronica Lake, above). A little doubtful that my hair would come out as perfect as Veronica’s, I was thrilled when Tudy was finished working her magic - my hair and Veronica’s were close to identical. 

                 

Here was Tudy’s method: 

(1) After blow drying she took small sections of hair and sprayed with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. (2) She curled each with a curling iron and then pinned the perfect circular sections of hair back to my head. (3) Once my entire head was pinned and cooled, she took a few sections out at a time, brushed them together, and twisted them into one big curl with her finger.  (4) Brushed, tamed and sprayed with Oribe to keep every strand in locked down and curled position. 

Veronica. May our locks match again soon.

PS. Happy New Year! 

-Kristin 

Image via

October 1st, 2013

Like that beautiful softness of a zebra’s mane.

Image: Elle

September 24th, 2013

The hair … is this like a front ponytail?

Image: Elle Czech

September 22nd, 2013

Makeup-free weekend style

Images: Industrie 6

September 20th, 2013
Excited to announce the launch of Lord & Taylor’s 30 Days of Fall Beauty!
Me and two other amazing bloggers will be sharing 30 days of trends, tips and favorite products over the next month right here. 
You can also fire up your Instagram (here’s mine!) to win $1000 from Lord & Taylor (for beauty or whatever!) by sharing your favorite bright Fall beauty selfie … so show me your bright pops on hair, lips, nails etc.!  Just tag it with #LTFallBeauty OR #BrightFallBeauty to be entered.
Stay tuned for my mug looking earnestly at yours over the next 30 days.  I discovered some AMAZING products during this process and I’m excited to share them!
 Photography by Andrew Werner, Makeup by Marni Burton for Crosby Carter Management, and Hair by Adam Maclay at Artists by Timothy Priano - I am obsessed with this team! XOXO

Excited to announce the launch of Lord & Taylor’s 30 Days of Fall Beauty!

Me and two other amazing bloggers will be sharing 30 days of trends, tips and favorite products over the next month right here

You can also fire up your Instagram (here’s mine!) to win $1000 from Lord & Taylor (for beauty or whatever!) by sharing your favorite bright Fall beauty selfie … so show me your bright pops on hair, lips, nails etc.!  Just tag it with #LTFallBeauty OR #BrightFallBeauty to be entered.

Stay tuned for my mug looking earnestly at yours over the next 30 days.  I discovered some AMAZING products during this process and I’m excited to share them!

Photography by Andrew Werner, Makeup by Marni Burton for Crosby Carter Management, and Hair by Adam Maclay at Artists by Timothy Priano - I am obsessed with this team! XOXO


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