Lauren Conrad to launch a beauty book!

I have two very exciting things to tell you about today…

First off, I am so excited to reveal the cover of my new novel, The Fame Game!

Drumroll please … Voila!

What do you think?

If you’ve read my L.A. Candy series, then you know bad girl Madison Parker. In The Fame Game, Madison is ready to claim the spotlight at last. The only problem? Carmen, who has grown up in Hollywood, and might just be better at playing the game than Madison…. Get ready for some dishy, drama-filled fun.

The Fame Game comes out April 3, 2012 so stay tuned!

But, that’s not all… I said there would be a surprise, didn’t I?

Well ladies, in addition to The Fame Game series, I am also working on another book: Lauren Conrad BEAUTY! Like Lauren Conrad Style, my beauty book will be your ultimate guide for all things beauty. In it, I’ll provide my personal insights, instructions and tips to keep you looking glamorous 365 days a year. I’ll address everything from how your diet affects skincare and fun hairstyles for a night out to one simple thing you can do each day to freshen up your look.

I am currently working on Lauren Conrad Beauty and I want to make sure I address all of your questions, because this book is for you. Got questions about hair, makeup, skincare, manicures … or anything else beauty-related? Leave them in the comments below and I will check out all of your questions and work with my team to answer your beauty conundrums in the pages of my new book!

How’s that sound?

I’m curious – how many of you have read her previous books? Are they any good?


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FIRST LOOK! ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Collection to Hit H&M!

H&M has teamed up with ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s’ costume designer, Trish Summerville, to create a line based on the best selling book’s main character, Lisbeth Salander.

The 30-piece collection will hit stores on December 14, just a week before the movie opens in the US!

“We put a lot of aged-in washes and finishes, which goes along the lines of the Salander character,” Summerville tells WWD. “In the film, her clothes are quite extreme. They’re really worn down, they’re dirty. So for us, it was taking that kind of concept and giving it more of a realistic feel.”

That’s where H&M came in: the company’s division designer, Anna Norling, tells WWD that her team worked to make Salander’s gear more flattering and feminine. “The collection wouldn’t have looked as it does without H&M because we added the fashion point of view,” she explains.

The line, Summerville’s first, is based on actress Rooney Mara‘s wardrobe from the film, and includes $3.95 tribal-style earrings, a $199 leather jacket, hoodies for $29.95 and lace-up boots for $59.95. There are also T-shirts stamped with Swedish proverbs — used on posters for the film — and a hand-painted design that blends the Swedish and American flags, a look first created for Mara’s February W magazine shoot.

Not surprisingly, the collection received a positive response from Mara and the film’s director, David Fincher. “It’s nice to get her blessing and David’s blessing, and once I showed them the pieces, they were really excited,” Summerville says. “We placed an order for Rooney so she can have one of each thing.”

Perhaps the success will lead to a second run; though Summerville says she’s still waiting to find out if she’ll work on the next film in the series, The Girl Who Played with Fire, she says she’d happily design another Salander line for H&M — or a men’s collection based on Daniel Craig‘s character, Mikael Blomkvist.

What do you think? Love the idea – or hate it?


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Lacey Schwimmer is the new face of Lady Foot Locker!

‘Dancing With the Stars’ pro Lacey Schwimmer is the new brand ambassador for Lady Foot Locker!

“I’m so excited,” she tells PEOPLE of the partnership. “I try to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle and that’s exactly what Lady Foot Locker stands for.”

The professional dancer — who last season, sambaed toward the DWTS finals with Kyle Massey and this season, is paired with Chaz Bono — relies on portion control and regular gym visits to stay in shape. So accordingly, her favorite Lady Foot Locker finds include the gym wear. “My favorite item is the Actra Fitness capri pants — I have one in ever color,” she reveals. “I can hit a movie then the gym in the same outfit, just change it up a little.”

As part of her deal with the company, Schwimmer will pop up on in November, offering fitness tips and advice to consumers. And it seems like she’s the right girl for the job — not to mention a good role model. “I have curves, boobs and a big butt,” she shares. “But I’m living my life to the fullest, no regrets.”


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Throw a Luau in Your Shower!

I am digging the new Hawaiian Cocktail body wash collection from Alba. Its perfect for warming up my shower on these chilly fall mornings. I just tried the Mai Tai, it smells good enough to drink. The almond oil leaves my skin soft and moisturized after I shower and the orange scent helps wake me up.



Escape from your tub to the tiki bar with NEW! Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Washes! Available in three intoxicating varieties, each cocktail lavishly washes skin with gentle botanical cleansers and moisturizing nut oils. Bubbling over with tropical scents and rich, nourishing lather, the new body washes will transform any shower into an island happy hour.

The Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash collection includes:

Creamy Piña Colada Body Wash (12 fl. oz., $8.95)
You’ll be just a wash away from Shangri La with this creamy Hawaiian cocktail body wash for dry to very dry skin! This tropical tonic quenches skin’s thirst with a natural blend of coconut and jojoba oils, cocoa butter and pineapple extract. Concentrated sugar cane extract helps slough off dullness to reveal glowing, revitalized skin.

Revitalizing Mai Tai Body Wash (12 fl. oz., $8.95)
Take skin on a tropical spa vacation with this revitalizing body wash! An invigorating blend of orange peel and lime extracts works together with almond oil and aloe to simultaneously stimulate and soothe normal to dry skin. Concentrated sugar cane extract helps slough off dullness to reveal glowing, revitalized skin.

Exfoliating Lava Flow Body Wash (12 fl. oz., $8.95)
For a shower erupting with skin-softening Polynesian pleasure, look to this exfoliating cocktail, which includes tiny natural loofah scrubbles, strawberry and pineapple extracts, cocoa butter and bananas to scrub, smooth and soften all skin types. Concentrated sugar cane extract helps slough off dullness to reveal glowing, revitalized skin.

The Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Cocktail Body Wash products will be available nationwide beginning November 2011 at Whole Foods Market, CVS, Target, Wal-Mart and natural food stores as well as at


Disclosure:  A complimentary sample was sent to me for an honest review.

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