Santa Inspired Fashion

by christiem on December 21, 2014 · 0 comments

I can’t help but have Santa on the brain.

Christmas is almost here and I have fully emersed myself in all things Christmas.

Eggnog, gift wrapping, shopping, Christmas movies, holiday pjs and my house is lit up like the Griswold’s!

In honor of St. Nick’s upcoming annual arrival across the globe I have put together some of my favorite Santa inspired fashion finds.



ONE: Kate Spade Oh Joy Santa Hat

TWO: Kate Spade “Sugar Plum Stitched” Bow Gloves

THREE: Ted Baker Peplum Sweater

FOUR: Changing of the Avant-Guard Coat

FIVE: LUSH Santa’s Lip Scrub

SIX: Vince Camuto “Kriton” Riding Bootie

SEVEN: Ted Baker Embellished Collar Dress

EIGHT: Naughty/Nice Journals

NINE: Rue Faux Fur Stole

TEN: Kate Spade Classic Nylon Molly Backpack


Next Level Gift Ideas for the Beauty Addict

by christiem on December 20, 2014 · 0 comments

Tick Tock Tick Tock.  Dude, Santa’s clock is counting down.  By now you are down to those last few hard to buy for people and the beauty lover in your life may be at the top of that list.

So she loves makeup as much as you love technology, what do you get her?

Lipstick? Nooooo.

Think a little outside the makeup box, today’s beauty industry offers an entire Santa’s bag of technological wonders that are sure to take her love for beauty to the next level!

Rather than standing in the middle of the beauty department scratching your head with no clue as to what to buy, try borrowing from my list of  favorite tech-beauty finds for a little beauty gift inspiration and best of all,with time running short you can grab them all at Neiman Marcus and have them wrapped for you!


ONE: PMD- Personal Microderm- an innovative at home skincare tool that offers the same brilliant results as professional in-office microdermabrasion (brightens, smooths and evens skin tone and texture as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and enlarged pores).

TWO: Patchology. Like a ‘re-charging station’ for your eyes. Patchology Energizing Eye Patches deliver soothing, de-puffing cucumber extract, deeply hydrating hyaluronic acid, skin smoothing peptides and Vitamin C to brighten youth depleted eyes for complete revitalization in just 20 minutes.

THREE: NuFace Mini Facial Toning Device- an FDA-cleared Facial Toning Device that gently stimulates the larger surface areas of the face to improve your appearance. Improves facial contour, skin tone and reduces wrinkles in as little as 5 minutes a day!

FOUR: Clarisonic Mia 3- It’s time to think beyond the washcloth and elevate cleansing to a sonic level. Clarasonic employs sonic technology to remove six times more makeup than traditional facial cleansing.

FIVE: Iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase- offers an overnight solution to help maintain skin’s youthful appearance and minimize the visible signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and lack of smoothness through the release of copper ions to the skin’s surface.

SIX: ghd Creative Curling Wand- ghd is the new religion in hair tools- unlike anything you have tried before! The Creative Curling Wand has a 1″- 0.9″ tapered barrel that can create natural looking curls and deep waves, for a beautiful beachy effect and glamorous, bouncy, big hair. Each wand contains patented tri-zone® breakthrough ceramic technology that guarantees the right curling temperature of 365°F. This is maintained with six quick-thinking sensors in the tri-zone® barrel that ensures the optimum temperature is delivered constantly and evenly all along the barrel of the wand; delivering lasting curls that are formed fast and stay locked-in, while respecting the health of your hair.


Winter Wonderland in Las Vegas

by christiem on December 20, 2014 · 0 comments


Looking for something fun to do with the family this holiday season?

Make sure to stop by the GiveWithMe Winter Wonderland in Downtown Las Vegas next to the Zappos Pop-Up Shop. (Fremont & 9th at The Western Hotel).

If features a ton of fun winter activities you wouldn’t expect in Vegas including a real snow hill for sledding, an ice skating rink and a 50 ft Christmas Tree!

Here’s a rundown of the events offered this weekend:



Holiday Shopping 24/7 at Zappos with ShopWithMe

by christiem on December 19, 2014 · 0 comments


Right about now you are finding yourself high on stress and low on time to get your holiday shopping done!

Christmas is in just a few days and with work, events, etc making it to the mall during business hours just doesn’t seem to be happening.

Luckily there is a Christmas Holiday Shopping Miracle happening right now in Downtown Las Vegas.


Zappos has opened their “inter-web” doors in a brick and mortar fashion with a Pop-Up shop for the holidays presented by that is open 24/7.  Yes no matter what time you get off work you can head over to the pop-up shop for all of your gift giving needs. is the concept of  Jonathan Jenkins, founder of OrderWithMe, who launched the ShopWithMe software and dreamed up this Pop-Up Shop in order to test the model on the Zappos merchandise.

At the Pop-Up Shop, you can view pieces in person that are available for purchase, ask experts questions and advice on the pieces then head to a kiosk where the item you want is scanned and you select it’s size, color, etc  then- just like you would do on the Zappos site- you place the item in a virtual shopping cart and continue shopping.  Once you have all your items in your “cart” you can complete your purchase and your items will be shipped to you “Zappos” style.

If you happen to be one of the lucky ones who has finished up your holiday shopping, the Pop-Up shop is open until December 30th so you can treat yourself to something great for the New Year!

The Zappos Pop-Up shop is located inside the Western Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas at 899 Fremont Street (Fremont and 9th).

Super exciting news!  I am giving away ShopWithMe gift cards with mystery values of $10-$25-$50-$100-$500-$1000 on Instagram!

Pop over to my Instagram account (link in sidebar) to enter!

photos courtesy of Hew Burney


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