It’s So Fluffy!

by christiem on March 25, 2015 · 0 comments

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Easter Sunday is just 10 days away and all I can dream about are soft fluffy bunnies!  

According to The History Channel: The first Easter Bunny legend was documented in the 1500s. By 1680, the first story about a rabbit laying eggs and hiding them in a garden was published. These legends were brought to the United States in the 1700s, when German immigrants settled in Pennsylvania Dutch country, known then as the “Oschter Haws”.  Their children made nests in which the Oschter Haws could lay its colored eggs. Eventually, the custom spread across the U.S. and the fabled rabbit’s Easter morning deliveries expanded to include chocolate and other types of candy and gifts, while decorated baskets replaced nests. Additionally, children often left out carrots for the bunny in case he got hungry from all his hopping.

…..and so the Easter Bunny was born!

With bunny merchandise popping up in every store faster than bunnies can, well you know, it’s hard not to embrace all the fluffiness- so why resist?

Catch the Easter Bunny Fever with this collection of fashionable bunny inspired finds.

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ONE: MCQ by Alexander McQueen Leisa Bunny Boyfriend T-shirt

TWO: MCM Rabbit Mini Crossbody Bag

THREE: Minna Parikka Bunny Patent Leather Sneaker

FOUR: Brown Rabbit Ring by Nach Bijoux 

FIVE: Catseye Bunnies Cosmetics Case

SIX: Marc by Marc Jacobs Katie the Bunny Watch

SEVEN: Marc by Marc Jacobs Bunny Hop Necklace

EIGHT: YRU Lavish Bunny Slipper Shoes

NINE: Brat & Suzie Bubblegum Bunny Tee

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Hoppy Easter!

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Poolside Problem Solutions

by christiem on March 24, 2015 · 1 comment

Pool season has officially begun here in Las Vegas!  I can hear the day-club music pumping and the smell of tanning oil is in the air!

Although you may still be awaiting the arrival of swim worthy weather in your state, it’s never too early to arm yourself with some poolside problem solutions.

Two of the biggest problems that can harsh your swim buzz are dripping wet swimsuits and chlorine irritating your skin and damaging your hair.

Don’t worry, I’m here to give you a double dose of problem solving this week!

PROBLEM #1: Stylist’s Secret Trick for Dripping Wet Swimsuits.

Once the swimming is over- whether you are at the beach or a pool- the next step is usually to change out of the wet swimwear and into dry clothing but what do you do with that dripping wet bikini?  You try wringing it out but it’s still dripping everywhere and putting that $200 bikini in a plastic bag just seems wrong.

I’m going to share with you a closely guarded secret stylist tip to solve this problem. Have you ever been to a SPA or a private beach where they had swimwear dryers in the bathrooms?  A salad spinner does EXACTLY the same thing!

On set we shoot 10-15 swimsuits pretty quickly and once they are wet even in optimal conditions they can take forever to dry.  I keep a salad spinner in my kit for these occasions.  It helps remove all the excess water and leaves you with a damp bikini that dries out pretty quickly!

Just place your sopping wet swimwear in the spinner.

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Give it a spin…….

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and voila!

Just like it does with lettuce, all the excess water has been separated from the fabric. Now your swimsuit is just damp as opposed to a drippy mess and will dry out super-quick.  This works with any type of manual salad spinner.  I use a large one so that I can fit one-piece styles and mens trunks in it as well.

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Now for problem #2: Chlorine on skin and hair.

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Chlorine can damage hair and dry out skin in a bad way plus over time has been known to cause wrinkles!  No thank you!

If you are spending alot of time splashing around in chlorinated pools you need to take extra care of your skin and hair.

I have discovered an AMAZING product used by Triathletes to keep their hair and skin in top condition: Tri-Swim Shot Set 4 Pack.

This handy personal care set contains Triswim Chlorine-Out Shampoo, Chlorine-Out Body Wash, Conditioner and Chlorine-Out Lotion. Conveniently sized to fit in your beach bag.

The Chlorine-Out Shampoo: Contains Organic Aloe (known for its moisturizing, soothing and calming properties) and Vitamins E & A, and Pro-Vitamin B5 (which helps remove copper deposits that can cause hair to take on a greenish tint).  It gently removes chlorine and chlorine odor TRISWIM Shampoo is safe to use on color treated hair!

The Chlorine-Out Body Wash has a fresh citrus scent and contains Aloe and Vitamins A & E, plus Pro Vitamin B5 which is a penetrating moisturizer that acts as a healing agent for the skin.

The Conditioner pampers your hair as it highly moisturizes. Works to hydrate and condition to improve dry and damaged hair without leaving a heavy buildup and is formulated with a light pineapple/citrus scent.

The Chlorine-Out Lotion is a unique and innovative formula that hydrates and moisturizes the skin while neutralizing Chlorine and Chlorine odor. Contains Aloe which assists in moisturizing and helps protect from environmental elements like the sun, Vitamin E and Pro Vitamin B5 help penetrate the skin to moisturize, hydrate and heal. Chlorine-Out Lotion is the only lotion on the market that can neutralize the smell of chlorine with its calming citrus scent!

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Spring Highlights

by christiem on March 23, 2015 · 0 comments

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When you hear anyone talk about Spring beauty trends the words “dewy” and “glow” are going to come up.  

The Spring Glow or dewy fresh-face effect is a must-have for the season but can be difficult to achieve.  Dewy skin does not mean greasy skin or glitterfied/sparkly skin. It’s all about keeping those highlights pretty and well-placed.

Your whole face shouldn’t be dewy- we aren’t going for an “I’ve been out all day jogging in humidity” look. You need to place sheen and shimmer strategically in the areas you want your face to reflect light. Add a soft and subtle highlight along the bridge of your nose and your cheekbones while keeping your jawline and the sides of your nose more matte so you don’t look greasy.

I have two favorite highlighting products I’m using this season: Napoleon Perdis Light Switch Luminizer Palette and Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight.

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Napoleon Perdis Light Switch Luminizer Palette contains five easy to blend shades of light reflecting cream (gold, silver,bronze, pink ice and rose).  Use gold, silver, pink ice and rose to highlight and the bronze shade to contour.   Each shade also contains nourishing Candelilla Wax, Aloe Vera, and Vitamins A and E, and let me tell you the product feels AMAZING to apply.  It glides on effortlessly.

One of my favorite spots to highlight is the inner corner of the eye the silver shade is PERFECT for this- it instantly gives a wide awake fresh face look.  I am OBSESSED with the rose shade on the apple of my cheeks.  It brightens the entire face up!

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Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight is a ridiculously easy to apply cream highlight even for the makeup-challenged.

It comes in a stick form that you just “draw” onto the upper area of your cheek and then gently blend with your finger creating a very natural glow, so it’s perfect if you want something subtle and quick to use.  Great for tossing in your handbag for on the go highlights!

Napoleon Perdis Light Switch Luminizer Palette and Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight are both available at Neiman Marcus and NeimanMarcus.com.

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Spring Trends: Cut-Out Shoes

by christiem on March 21, 2015 · 2 comments

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Lately I have become completely obsessed with cut-out shoes, they make saying goodbye-for-now to my winter boots a little less painful.

Carefully placed cut-outs is a design detail that adds a bit of edge, plus the cut-outs provide perfect ventilation for those tootsies during the hot months!

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Finding just the right shoe for a casual summer look can be tough.  Flip-flops may be super convenient but they certainly don’t scream style and trainers can sometimes be a bit to sporty, cut-out shoes fill that much needed gap.

Comfy and chic with a “Where did you get those” uniqueness.  Cut-out shoes are my go-to for easy Spring/Summer style.

Whether it’s a cut-out bootie, oxford, mary-jane or chunky heel make sure your shoes make the cut this season!

Here are a few of my favorites! Click to shop.


 

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Stop and Smell the Roses

March 20, 2015

This Spring everything’s coming up roses- at least in the beauty-verse. The hottest beauty component this season is something that smells pretty sweet, Rose.  One of beauty’s heavy hitting multi-takers rose oil is both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It calms swollen and red skin and is high in vitamin C which helps protect skin from oxidative damage. The […]

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Neiman Marcus Fall 2015 Faces of Beauty Contest

March 18, 2015

My favorite campaign of the year is back again and it’s time to Make Some Noise. Make Some Noise is Neiman Marcus’ annual brand platform activation celebrating women on the rise, women making a difference, and women shaking up the status quo to lead the way forward for their generation and all the ones to come. […]

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Box of Style

March 16, 2015

Celebrity fashion guru Rachel Zoe has thrown her stylish Boho Fedora into the Box Subscription ring! Launching this month her “Box of Style” will consist of 4 boxes a year (one for each season), each box containing 5-8 pieces of  Rachel Zoe-approved goods with 1 “hero” item valuing $100-plus!  This special piece will be revealed in […]

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Cinderella Designing for an Icon

March 13, 2015

There is one tale that every little girl knows where good triumphs over evil and that is Cinderella.   When the announcement was made that there would be a new live action Cinderella movie I didn’t know what to think- why mess with such an iconic figure when there has been so many versions and […]

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Perfect Messy Waves with GHD Curve

March 8, 2015

Ever since Emma Stone debuted her chopped off tousled hair I have been OBSESSED with getting those messy waves. This trend isn’t the beach-wave mermaid-esc look that was popular last summer, now it has evolved into something edgier that takes a bit more than a dip in the ocean or sea-salt spray to achieve. Think […]

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Kohl’s Get the Look Beauty Event with LORAC Cosmetics

March 5, 2015

Exciting news for all you LORAC cosmetics fans and beauty addicts! This weekend -Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th- you can visit your local Kohl’s (see list of participating locations below) from 9am to 2pm to receive a complimentary LORAC Cosmetics makeover! Beauty advisors will use LORAC’s new and hero products to create a “Peachy Keen” spring beauty […]

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