Links We Love Weekend Sendoff, Labor Day Edition

Happy Friday! Before we send you off to enjoy the last long weekend of summer, here are the must-read stories from around the web this week.


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Fall 2014 TV Preview

Spa Week’s got the breakdown of the top 5 returning and new shows to look out for on the small screen this September and beyond.

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By Aaron Escobar [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Fall may be the most anticipated season change of the year. It’s back to school, fashion is at it’s peak, and probably the most exciting–TV premieres! After a long summer filled with action movies, cheesy reality shows and actually enjoying the company of other people, couch potatoes everywhere will set their DVR’s and go back to their favorite pastime–the small screen. These are our top 5 TV shows to look out for this fall!


This much-beloved sitcom returns for its farewell season on September 25th. Fans will finally get the answers to some major season five cliffhangers, plus enjoy a little more time with the beloved Braverman clan. Get your tissues ready, because as if you haven’t cried enough watching (every episode) of Parenthood, the final season is sure to be a tearjerker.


Selfie is a show for the millennial generation, with a story line that will ring true– a 20-something, a viral video and image issues. Starring Karen Gillan and John Cho, this is definitely one show to look out for this fall.

Dancing with the Stars

Fan favorite reality series returns this September for its 19th season, this year with new judge, ex-pro dancer Julianne Hough! Tune into Good Morning America on September 4th to find out all of the new celeb dancers. Plus, check back for something special from Karina Smirnoff on on September 15th, the night of the show’s premiere!

How to Get Away with Murder

This new show is already getting top marks from critics. Starring Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis, this legal thriller premieres after Scandal, giving it an immediate boost.


Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere are at it again in the home of country music! Rumor has it that Hayden’s real life pregnancy will be written into the script. You don’t want to miss this one, because as fans of the show know, there are multiple options for the baby daddy. Drama at its best!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Must-Have Fall Beauty: Borghese Eye Shadow

Get ready to take your eye makeup look to a whole new level this fall, thanks to an irresistible new palette from Borghese.


You probably know Borghese as an iconic beauty brand known for their famous masks and luxury skincare. This fall, however, the brand is sweeping the makeup field—in a way that you can’t help but stare at.

The brand new Eclissare palette includes a stunning spectrum of 12 eye shadows in colors that, unlike the usual palette, are absolutely ALL usable. The first look at this palette induced sheer awe at the beauty of the colors and the endless combinations that they can be used in. Some of the shades are matte, while some are more luminous and have a bit of a sparkle, perfect for layering and creating an array of looks to take you from day to night and beyond!

The 12 well palette will be sold for $55 starting this September—and mark your calendars, because these will be flying off the shelves!

To get you started with the palette, Borghese celebrity makeup artist Adora showed up how to re-create some of the sexiest eye makeup looks from this year’s Emmy’s using the gorgeous shades from Eclissare!

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Get the look: One of the nights best-dressed, Julia’s makeup was a winner. Her version of the smoky eye pulled from taupes and browns to complement her skintone. Adora likes Veil to lay a foundation for the eye and shimmery Wane in the crease. Line the bottom lid with Downfall the entire way around and the lower lashes only on the outside. ­­­­



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Taylor Schilling

Get the look: This is a great opportunity to experiment with burnt shades of bronze like Impact and Muse, which are complementary on many skin tones. Start by sweeping on Ascend from the lash line to the brow bone sweep for your base. Next, apply Muse from the crease down to the outer lash line, sweeping up and out to elongate the shape of the eye. Carry this color beneath the lash line as well. Line the upper and lower lashes with Wane to complete the transformation.

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Fashion Recap: Best Dressed at the 2014 Emmy’s

A-listers pulled out all the stops for this year’s Emmy Awards show.


Last night’s Emmy Awards Show was full of surprise snubs (Andre Braugher), expected wins (Breaking Bad), a touching tribute to Robin Williams, and most importantly, show-stopping dresses. This year’s red carpet did not disappoint! In fact, it was so stunning this year that it was hard to narrow it down to just five dresses to spotlight. Whether they were winners or not, these ladies are taking home top accolades from Spa Week–best dressed of the evening!

Hayden Panettiere

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Although Nashville didn’t take home any awards last night, Hayden Panettiere certainly wins the award for best beading! This dress was the perfect way to spotlight her growing baby bump.

Sarah Hyland

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This Modern Family star’s look is almost TOO perfect. We just adore the classy crop top, full skirt and high bun. Kudos to you, Sarah!

Sofia Vergara

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In our humble opinion, Sofia Vergara always wins the red carpet. This ever stunning star really wowed this year in this white mermaid number.

Taylor Schilling


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Our favorite Orange is the New Black star shed her Litchfield digs for this beautiful white beaded ball gown, and she looked gorgeous!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Julia picked up the award for her role in VEEP (Actress in a Comedy), but this body-hugging red dress is what really had people talking. Julia really proves that 50 is the new 30!

 Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor for Spa Week Daily.

Labor Day Fashion: Crisp White Dresses

This Labor Day we suggest you wear one of these simple, yet impossibly chic white dresses – we’re totally ignoring the rule! 

White Dresses

We’re sure you’ve heard the rule that you can’t wear white after Labor Day, and although we definitely don’t abide by that fashion limitation, we do consider the occasion an opportunity to rock the classic color. This Labor Day, we recommend you stock up on one (or all!) of these chic white dresses and you’ll be watching the compliments roll on in. And trust us, we won’t judge you when you wear them all winter long!


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What will you be wearing this Labor Day? We’d love to hear your outfit inspiration! Let us know in the comments below.

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

Mani Monday: Best Nails at the VMAs

This week, celebrities decked out for the year’s craziest night of music bring us some massive mani-inspo.

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The VMAS are known for being one wild night. Between the crazy outfits, unforgettable performances and star-studded guest list, the VMAs are the awards show that no viewer wants to miss. Not to be forgotten on that list are the amazing beauty looks that come out of the show each year! With manicures being such a style staple these days, it’s no surprise that MTV has a mani cam on the red carpet for the big event. For this week’s Mani Monday, we bring you three of our favorite looks from this year’s show:

Katy Perry

Channeling Britney circa 2001, Katy Perry showed up to the VMAs clad in a denim dress to impress, with nails to match! We love that she used her manicure as a continuation of her outfit inspiration.

Rita Ora

Winner of most unforgettable manicure of the evening has to go to Rita Ora. Adorned with diamond spiders and ruby bows, The Hollywood Reporter claims that this manicure cost Rita a whopping $56,000!

Ingrid Nilsen

CoverGirl Ingrid Nilsen only posted a preview of her gorgeous look on her Instagram page…you can see how the final product came out with this pic from the VMA mani cam. We want to try this one ourselves!

What was your favorite VMA mani this year? Tell us in the comments below!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.

Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways

These last-minute Labor Day getaways at lakes prove much more fun and affordable than taking a trip to the beach.


If you still don’t have plans for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend, don’t sweat it because we’ve got you covered! As you probably know, beachfront getaways can end up racking up a huge bill, but lakeside retreats are surprisingly affordable and offer just as much sun-filled festivities.

Wherever you are in the U.S.A, spend your Labor Day in style at one of these awesome destinations that won’t break your budget. From kayaking, swimming, boating and more, there’s plenty of fun to be had while you sit back and relax in the great outdoors!

Hunter Lake, NY

New Yorkers would be shocked if they knew how much nature was right in their backyards! Situated upstate from NYC, Hunter Lake is also a campground, which offers unbeatable prices. Kayak and canoe rentals are also affordable, and there’s a small beach for sunbathing as your celebrate the long weekend.

Lake Tahoe, California

Fun fact – Lake Tahoe is the second deepest lake in the United States! This is evidenced by the piercing blue color and stunning panoramic views that you can enjoy from the surrounding mountains. The day-time temps are perfect this time of year, with averages around 75 degrees in late August.

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

This gorgeous lake is also driving distance from nearby Nevada, offering a peaceful for retreat for those visiting Las Vegas. There’s plenty of water sports to keep the kids entertained, and even unconventional lake activities like off-roading!

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland

Deep Creek Lake is the largest in Maryland and covers a vast amount of land great for camping, fishing, boating and more. Insider tip – this getaway serves as a prime ski and snowboarding destination come winter!

Lake Travis, Texas

It certainly gets hot in Texas during the summer, so why not cool off at the stunning Lake Travis just an hour and a half away from San Antonia. Once you reach this tranquil retreat, do as the Texans do and light up the grill to get some BBQ cooking.

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

Links We Love Weekend Sendoff, August 22nd

Happy Friday! Before we send you off for the weekend, here are the must-read stories from around the web this week.


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Friday Favorites: Cool Coral Polish & More

A calm coral nail polish and the coolest coasters ever are a few of our Friday Favorites. Check out what else we’re loving this week:

Friday Faves

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Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

Best Celebrity ALS Bucket Challenge Videos

Your favorite celebrities have joined in the ALS Bucket Challenge, and the videos are a must-see!


The ALS Bucket Challenge is sweeping Facebook, Instagram and the Internet in general, and now Hollywood’s hottest stars are jumping on the trend! In case you haven’t heard of the philanthropic phenomen, the ALS Bucket Challenge requires you to dump an ice cold bucket of water over your head, or donate to benefit the cause.

Now the celebrities are getting involved in the ALS Bucket Challenge, the ALS Association has received “unprecented” donations, totaling to nearly $13.3 million in the last several weeks! That’s pretty impressive, plus we love getting a sneak peek into the lives of our favorite stars and learning they’re just like us!

Watch the all-time best celebrity ALS Ice Bucket Challenges below and tell us which on is your favorite in the comments!

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.