Class It Up – What’s in Your Makeup Bag?

Estee Lauder Pure Nail Color Polish - Negligee

In the Commandress feature Class It Up, contributor Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach shares ideas for taking your wardrobe to the next level. When is the last time you assessed your make-up? Are you using the same products you were using ten years ago? If so, it is probably time to take a critical look at them. […]

12 Wonderful Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Hanky Panky Signature Retro Lace Chemise in Berry Sweet - Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable baubles to luxurious presents. Happy 8-Days-Until-Valentine’s-Day Day! I’m celebrating the occasion with a brand new gift guide presentation that I hope will be more visually appealing – and user-friendly – than formats I’ve used in the past. Technology can be pretty […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  It’s amazing how easily your lip balms start to disappear when your daughter discovers them. I lose them – and find them – almost anywhere. In fact, it was a great relief to discover that Burt’s Bees Lip Balm survives the washing machine and comes in a money-saving […]

Commandress Holiday Gift Guide 2014 – Presents for Her

Hanky Panky x Lilly Pulitzer 'Checking In' Chemise

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable stocking stuffers to luxurious presents. Today’s post features an assortment of items that I will be giving as presents to friends and family this year – and/or presents that I would be delighted to receive myself! For the Floral Aficionado – Equipment […]

Commandress Holiday Gift Guide 2014 – Presents for Co-Workers

MOLTON BROWN London Festive Bauble Body Wash

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable stocking stuffers to luxurious presents. The holiday season at the office is full of traps for the unwary – and exchanging holiday gifts with co-workers can be an anxiety-inducing experience. The easiest route is money or gift cards, but many people […]

Commandress Holiday Gift Guide – Pantone Color of the Year 2015 – Marsala

Sole Society Crystal & Stone Fan Necklace

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable stocking stuffers to luxurious presents. I’ve been happily compiling holiday gift recommendations – both on Pinterest and to share here – but today I’m taking a side trip for anyone who loves to be ahead of a trend. Pantone has just […]

Professional, Smart & Chic – Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in Fascinating Violet

Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara

A work-appropriate look you can get excited about.  After two days of longer than average posts, I’ve decided to keep today’s on the short side and feature a favorite beauty item. You can look forward to a longer Fashion Flashback Post tomorrow. Setting aside your basic lip balms, mascara is the beauty product that I’ve […]

Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale & Beauty Gifts With Purchase – Today Through April 4

Receive your choice of a FREE blue ombre, pink ombre or floral wrap with any $125 women's cosmetics or fragrance purchase from Bloomingdale's

Today marks the beginning of the Bloomingdale’s Friends & Family Sale in-store and online! You can save 20% off almost all regular or sale merchandise with promo code FANDF. Bloomingdale’s Beauty Treats – Gifts with Purchase It’s also the perfect time to take a look at your make up wishlist & check out these 75+ […]

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides – Need It Tomorrow? Check Out Zappos Free One Business Day Delivery

Smartwool Blossom Bitty 3-Pack

Commandress Holiday Gift Guides feature a variety of unique gift ideas ranging from affordable stocking stuffers to luxurious presents – as well as my favorite websites for online gift-shopping.  It’s one week until Christmas, and most online retailers are beginning to offer some sort of expedited shipping and/or guaranteed Christmas delivery. Do you need some […]

Fashion Flashback – Choo-Choo! From Caboodles to Traincases – Plus Treats to Fill Them

SEPHORA COLLECTION - Silver Embossed Faux Croc Train Case

The weekly Commandress feature ‘Fashion Flashback’ by Amy (Bergsma) Schwarzenbach features the author’s 1980s fashion retrospectives as a new way to understand – and inspire – contemporary fashion styles. As a typical teenage girl, I amassed an impressive collection of cosmetics, lotions and potions. I was also always on the go, so my Caboodles makeup case […]