Hello Kitty + Vans: A Sneaker Collaboration You’ll Love

Once again, Hello Kitty has partnered with Vans footwear to create a summer collection for women and children.

 

It doesn’t matter how old you are, Hello Kitty holds a special place in a woman’s heart. Now, Hello Kitty can hold a special place in your closet too! This week, their shoe collection for Vans has debuted. You’ll find sneakers for toddlers, girls and women. Also in the collection are tanks, tees, bags and more.

To celebrate the launch, Hello Kitty will be making personal appearances this month at select Vans stores nationwide. Click here to find a Vans store near you.

PJ Gach is Managing Editor Spa Week Daily, Social Media Manager, Spa Week.

10 Purr-fect Accessories for National Hug Your Cat Day!

Show your kitty love today and every day with these Cat-tastic accessories!

-PJ Gach

Who doesn’t love their kitty kat! You proudly wear your cat’s hair on everything and everywhere. You wake up to purrs and fall asleep to kitty batting at your nose. Who knew cats had their own holiday? Today, yup, today, June 4th is National Cat Day.

Giveaway: Get Centered in Paradise

We’ve rounded up 10 adorable, must-have chic cat themed accessories you can use all year long. 

1. Black Kooky Cat Lilly tote, ($79, luluguiness.com). Lily is versatile and handy. Take her anywhere; she’ll always give you a helping hand. 2.  Hello Kitty crystal bezel watch: Rose Gold, ($85, sanrio.com). You’ll never be late with Hello Kitty’s on-trend rose gold watch. 3. Paula cat outline tights, ($12, boohoo.com). Show off your wild side with these tights.  4. Hear Me Roar ring, ($10.50, shoplately.com). A kitty with bling, who could say no?  5. Sandy scarf by Nepali for TDM Designs($105, tdmdesigninc.com). A beautiful animal print scarf in the perfect summer color: Blue!  6. Charlotte Olympia cat embroidered pump, red velvet ($695, neimanmarcus.com). Kick up your heels in these modern classics.  7. ASOS Kitten Cat sunnies, ($20.36, asos.com). What’s summer without a pair of retro-chic cat eye sunnies? Audrey Hepburn’s got nothing on you!  8. Judith Leiber Wild Cat jaguar crystal clutch bag, ($5995, bergdorfgoodman.com). Show off this crystal studded kitty at your next big do. Yes, yes, you know they’re gonna want to pet him.  9. When It Rains It Paws umbrella, ($29.99, modcloth.com). Cats hate water, so this kitty-themed umbrella will definitely keep you dry on rainy days.  10. Grumpy Cat iPhone case ($11.99, etsy.com). Show your love for Grumpy Cat with this portrait phone case.

Wanna feel contented as a cat? Check out Spa Week’s big gift card sale  and get a massage to keep you purring.

What’s the favorite thing your cat does? Tell us!

PJ Gach is Managing Editor: Spa Week Daily, Social Media Manager, Spa Week.

Nail Art Obsession: The French (Manicure) Renaissance

There’s a French Renaissance happening, and it’s got nothing to do with the art and cultural movement that started in the 15th century. A few of us were sitting in the conference room this morning going over some (TOP SECRET SUPER-EXCITING!) stuff happening here at Spa Week in February, and being the girly girls we are, the topic turned from spa travel destinations to the resurgence of French Manicures. They had been relegated to boring nail-doers for many years in shades of Ballet Slipper, and over the past couple years have been reborn, now disguised in color, metallics, glitter, patterns… MUSTACHES!.. FRUIT!… and mindblowing innovation on the young and trendy set.

Our own Dina’s nails (above) are an all-gel clear manicure with orange French tips and glitter on top, which  inspired our French-obsessed meeting tangent, and this blog post.

All these are photos you’re about to see are ones we pinned on our new Pinterest account (follow us!). Check out our Mani Madness inspiration board for these and more.

TOP PICKS OF THE FRENCH (MANICURE) RENAISSANCE:

The contrasting matte/glossy blacks make these black nails anything but goth.

Anything or anyone with mustaches is hot right now. Especially this guy. Not only is this manicure on trend, it’s a great conversation piece.

Stay in the same color family for your French tips (just add glitter) and keep the shape classic for a subtly playful manicure.

For a more intergalactic rockstar look, try a totally contrasting glitter that fades from tip to bottom.

Use a jewel tone glitter on your base and pair with a glossy black tip – for a tres-glam combo.

Check out Chloe’s nail blog for more on her gradual blackout concept here:

Make a point.

Break it up and ditch the French pattern altogether while still being French-ish, but way edgier.

Neutral polish is having a big moment; bright pastels on the tips makes it playful and even more on-trend.

Go TETRIS! Need I say more?

Choose oozing and electric – this choice is not for the timid. 

The same idea – in white and pastel – is a totally different look.

Say HELLO to kitty, or pick another one of your favorite characters to poke out the tips of your nails.

Try in-versing the colors from one hand to the other.

The only way a traditional French manicure is still relevant… is if it’s attacked by a leopard.

 

REVERSE IT! The reverse French is a hot ticket – especially if it’s reflective.

The “balloons in the sky” look is the perfect birthday manicure.

We could pin cool manicures ALL DAY! But we have work to do. Tell us below: What’s the edgiest French manicure you’ve ever had? Link us to a picture of it if you have one!

Hel-lo Kitty!

Kitty’s got a brand new bag. Celebrity Weddings let us in on a totally intriguing makeup marriage between two unlikely bedfellows: Hello Kitty and Mac Cosmetics.

The collection is composed of bright pinks set against jet-black accessories, giving it an edgy and almost punk-rock feel. I confess that when it comes to cosmetics I’m what they call a “t-shirt makeup” gal. My daily beauty regimen is as simple as they get: mascara, eyeliner, bronzer, some lip gloss (if I’m feeling fancy). But I think it’s definitely time to take a leap, visit Sephora and make this daring purrrrrrchase.