Shimmer and Shine with Kevyn Aucoin

by christiem on February 27, 2015 · 0 comments

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This season Kevyn Aucoin is making it easier for you to shimmer and shine with The Loose Shimmer Shadow.

Adding a pop of shimmer to your eyes can create a dramatic and “Wow” inducing look.  I am a big fan of adding shine on the inner corners of the eyes. A small amount of shimmer placed there can be a truly glamorous detail.

My latest obsession is the Kevyn Aucoin Loose Shimmer Shadow.   These finely milled and crease-free shimmers are designed with a roller ball tip for effortless application and glide on with seamless precision.  (For the inside of my eyes I need to be extra precise so I used a fine brush to apply instead of the rollerball).

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I am wearing “Jade” Loose Shimmer Shadow on the inner corners of my eyes blended up into to my liner.  I love how it adds a touch of glam and creates a bright, open, and youthful appearance, perfect for day or night.

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The amount on my arm was applied with one firm rollerball sweep. The coverage is really impressive, easy to blend and build-able.  I recommend starting with a small amount, as you can see a little goes a long way!

How will you shimmer and shine this season?  Try this tip and show me the look you created by posting on INSTAGRAM and tagging me!

Kevyn Aucoin Loose Shimmer Shadow is Available in 10 luminous gem-inspired shades at Neiman Marcus and NeimanMarcus.com

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IFB Links a la Mode

by christiem on February 26, 2015 · 0 comments

I am so excited to be featured once again on Independent Fashion Bloggers Links a la Mode with my post “Dude Create a Fury for Spring 2015″.

Click below to see some of the other amazing posts that were featured along with me!

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Style Conscious

Believe it or not, the fashion industry is the second most dangerous industry to the planet. Between the (leather) tanning, gold mining and dye industries, fashion may look great on you, but not so much on “Mother Earth.” This week we have links to bloggers who are looking into what it means to be a kinder consumer of fashion. And of course, we’re all still gossiping about that Oscar’s red carpet too.

Links à la Mode: February 26th

SPONSOR: Shopbop Half Off Kobo, Tai, TB Swim, Merz, Prabal Gurung, Jet Set Diaries, Harris Wharf, Simkhai, Apiece Apart, Emerson Thorpe & Studio Pollini

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Happify Your Look with RocksBox

by christiem on February 25, 2015 · 0 comments

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I am in the process of happify-ing my life.  The New Year brought a huge ah-ha to light, if I’m not happy with something and I have the power to change it then change it!

You’d think I would have figured this out before now!  Something so simple has been making life so much sunnier!

One of my biggest ways to happify is by adding a little bangin’ je ne sais quoi to my everyday looks with jewelry.  No more boring looks!  A band tee, fitted jeans and boots are instantly taken to model-off-duty chic with a statement necklace and that casual top and sweater are punched up to insta-glam by adding some stacked bangles. Even a sweatshirt can take a sophisticated turn with a collar necklace and earrings.  Jewels can totally transform an ordinary look into something truly extraordinary!

Now one of the big drawbacks to fashion jewels is that you don’t want to wear the same one everyday!  After a few selfies or a couple weeks rotation in your wardrobe you run the risk of a piece becoming your signature. “Oh that’s the necklace Christie always wears”…umm no thank you.  A certain style can be your signature not one piece!

So when RocksBox approached me with a free 3 month trial of their service I was intrigued.

RocksBox is a monthly subscription service for jewelry lovers.

Here’s how it works:

You sign up and take a style survey so that their stylists can get an idea of your personal style then RocksBox sends you three pieces of designer handpicked jewelry for you to wear for as long as you want- yep AS LONG AS YOU WANT. When you are ready you can swap out the pieces for three more and so on!  Each box comes with a self address postage paid envelope to send the pieces you don’t want to keep back in.  It’s super easy! If you decide you want to keep any of the gorgeous gems (yes I have kept just about all of mine so far!) then RocksBox gives you the 20% members discount price.  All prices are listed on the card you receive with each box so you exactly what you are getting into.

The service is only $19 a month and for me test driving designer jewels for as long as I want and then getting new ones at that price is a steal plus what better way to stay current with the hottest jewelry trends than to have a jewelry expert personally curating collections for you!

I am in LOVE with RocksBox,  so head-over-heels crazy for this service that I cancelled all my other monthly-box subscriptions and am only doing RocksBox now.

Here’s a peek a my Fab-U-Lous RockBox boxes so far with a special offer for you after the jump…..

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RocksBox want’s to wrap you in jewels!

Use code christiexoxo when you sign up to get your first month FREE!

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Something FRESH

by christiem on February 23, 2015 · 0 comments

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I am in full Springtastic mode, no matter what the weather says!  

My eye has begun drifting away from solemn blacks and grays and toward friendly pastels, corals and neutrals.

I have commenced my annual packing away of my winter wardrobe, moving my spring favorites to the front of the closet and dreaming of all the new things I am going to purchase!

We all our have own seasonal  changing of the clothes rituals but it’s also important to give your skin a little seasonal pick-me-up as well.

The winter season sent my skin into a confused whirlwind.  One day it was warm and sunny then next rainy cold and dreary which resulted in red blotchy skin and even a few breakouts.

My skin just couldn’t keep up with the up and downs in the environment, so lately it’s been crying out for something FRESH!

Fresh has been a longtime favorite cosmetics brand for me.  If you haven’t tried their Sugar Lip Treatment go to the store right now and buy it.  #AMAZING

I have three favorites from Fresh that I am going to use to get my skin ready for Spring/Summer.  Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, Creme Ancienne Soft Cream and Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask.

Soy Face Cleanser is off the hook fantastic.  It is gentle enough for sensitive skin yet strong enough to get the job done without drying out the skin.  This multi-taking cleanser tones, soothes and softens skin to produce a radiant complexion. Packed full of amino acid-rich soy proteins which help maintain elasticity, Rosewater which calms and balances the skin, Cucumber Extract which aids in soothing skin and Borage Seed Oil which nourishes.  You don’t even need makeup remover with this product it gently removes every trace of even the toughest mascara without irritating the eyes!

Creme Ancienne Soft Cream is probably the most amazing thing you will ever put on your skin.  A weightless moisturizer that delivers a super dose of nourishment, reduces signs of aging (#yesplease) while proving 24 hours of moisture.  It absorbs quickly leaving no greasy residue.  It also has a noticeable firming/lifting effect which inspired me to use this on my neck and decolletage as well.  Containing Meadowfern Seed Oil which provides nourishment, Echinacea extract to fight off environmental aggressors, Vitamin E to fight wrinkle causing free radicals and Chamomile Wax to help decrease dry spots, soften skin and create a light moisture-preserving veil.  It instantly perks up the skin leaving you looking awake and fresh!  It gives your skin a youthful je nes se quoi.

Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask is a hydrating treatment that instantly reveal healthier looking skin. After just 5-10 minutes with this fab product on your skin will feel refreshed, firmer and softer. Composed of Black Tea Ferment an advanced antoxidant that helps defend against wrinkle-causing radicals while softening and smoothing, Lychee Seed Extract to boost collogen, Firming Polysaccharides to help smooth skin and Jicima Root Juice to hydrate and nourish.

FRESH Soy Face Cleanser, Creme Ancienne Soft Cream and Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask are all available at Neiman Marcus and NeimanMarcus.com

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GILT Warehouse Sale in Las Vegas

February 22, 2015

Yes, it’s happening and I nearly peed my pants when I got the press release.   GILT, the online member’s only shopping destination for top designer labels, is having a warehouse sale in Las Vegas from Saturday, February 28th to Monday, March 2nd at The LINQ Promenade. At the sale you will be able to shop hundreds […]

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Dude Create a FURY for Spring 2015

February 20, 2015

I have been hearing it for months now from my husband- how he wants to get his hair to look like Brad Pitt’s hair in the film Fury. Then yesterday we were out shopping and while I patiently waited for my husband to try some clothes on in the dressing room I overheard 3 guys […]

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Getting Schooled with R+Co

February 17, 2015

There is a new kid on the hair-care playground who is schooling all the others on what hair-care products should be, R+Co. Founded by Howard McLaren (former Creative Director of Bumble & Bumble and Tony & Guy), Garren (one of the world’s go-to hair and style experts) and Thom Priano (considered one of the worlds […]

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Rouge Coco Who do You Love?

February 13, 2015

Today I was in attendance as the first U.S. Chanel Fragrance and Beaute Boutique opened its doors at the Forum Shops in Las Vegas. Not only is the boutique absolutely gorgeous, complete with a 12 foot long chandelier whose bulbs form the iconic Chanel  C’s, I was also treated to a preview of the new […]

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Bobbi’s Browns Eye Palette

February 12, 2015

I’m a brown eye shadow kind of gal.   I love nude and warm tones on the eye and like mixing and blending several different shades to create depth. It can get pricey buying individual shadows so I always try to get more bang for my buck by purchasing dual shadows and palettes. For Spring Makeup […]

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Fall in Love with Kate Spade for Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2015

When it comes to cheeky, fun and chic no one does it better than Kate Spade New York. Her whimsical witty take on fabulous knocks me off my feet season after season and when I spied her Valentine’s Day 2015 Collection it was love at first sight. There’s a little something for everyone, whether you are […]

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