POP Beauty

by christiem on July 20, 2016 · 2 comments

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If you haven’t heard of the ultimate London cult line, POP Beauty, it’s time to put on your 3D glasses and get acquainted.

With eye catching packaging, unique bold hues, problem solving concepts, innovative formulas and products that truly perform POP Beauty has quickly become a must-have of celebs, bloggers and makeup junkies worldwide.

Originally inspired by London’s POP culture scene (movies, music, TV, fashion, art, and beauty) Pop Beauty is about embracing one’s individuality and creativity. The name POP is also a makeup artist term; to make your eyes, lips, or skin POP!

And BONUS POP Beauty contains NO CHEMICAL NASTIES!  All of their products are Paraben free and never tested on animals.

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I have been test driving three of POP Beauty’s newest launches: Permanent Pout in Rouge Red, Pow Wow Powder in Rockin’ Rouge and Bright Up Your Life in Naturally Bare.

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Permanent Pout is pretty dang amazing.  It delivers fixed, full-coverage with a velvet, matte finish. The effect is similar to a lip stain but with more coverage, more control and without the mess.  Once you apply it you forget you are even wearing anything until you pass a window or a mirror hours later and see how AWESOME this extremely long-wearing, fully kiss-proof and fully happy hour proof lip paint is!  Available in 6 shades- Lasts all-day & all-night.

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PowWowPowder

Pow Wow Powder in Rockin’ Rouge.  Each palette contains 4 complementary shades to mix and match for a seamless burst of colour. It applies silky smooth and is easy blend for a soft glow or build for a more vibrant cheek.  The top left and bottom right shades have a little shimmer which highlight the cheek beautifully.  Try layering a solid hue with a shimmer hue on top!

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BrightUpYourLife

Bright Up Your Life Palettes are a POP Beauty classic.  Each contains a collection of POP Beauty signature shadows.  Intense colour teamed with silky texture blends flawlessly!  Everything you need for day to night from matte shades to highlighting iridescent shadows.  I LOVE the shade range in the Naturally Bare palette: gorgeous creams, soft yellow-browns, golden browns, taupes and a rich perfect for a smokey eye espresso!

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I have a big surprise for you.

After seeing how AMAZEBALLS POP Beauty is you are probably wondering how much it costs.

Guess what……..

POP Beauty is a mid-range drugstore beauty brand!  You can find them at Walgreens, Rite-Aid and other drugstores with prices ranging from $6 for lip color to $24 for the 10-piece eyeshadow palettes!  You heard me!  A Drugstore beauty brand that has great packaging, fantastic quality products, vibrant hues, is paraben free, doesn’t test on animals and a price-point you can’t argue with!

Want to get your hands on some POP Beauty?  click below to SHOP:

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Ted Baker: Fit to a T

by christiem on July 18, 2016 · 2 comments

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Athleisure-wear aka fashionable clothing designed for work-outs, yoga, Pilates and other sporty activities that is so stylish it can be incorporated into your everyday wardrobe, is one of the fasted growing segments of the retail industry.

If you have stepped foot into a Starbucks, Target or pretty much any lunch spot you know what I’m talking about.

Yoga pants and athleisure-wear are EVERYWHERE and the world of work to workout clothing just got a whole lot more fashionable!  Ted Baker has thrown their sartorial hat into the athleisure-wear ring with the “Fit to a T” Collection.

From Pilates to press-ups, this contemporary collection fuses sports fabrications with silhouette-sculpting designs to ensure a supportive and stylish workout.

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Featuring tonal colors and Ted’s signature bloom graphics, this for the gals collection includes everything from sports bras and tanks to leggings, sneakers, zip up jackets, pull-overs, backpacks, gym bags,  and even arm bands to hold your smart phone.  The Fit to a T collection launched last February but Ted Baker just released the third installment to the collection which incorporates cool colours and darker hues.

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Need some workout tips to go with your oh so stylish Athleisure gear?  Ted Baker released this hilarious and witty Social Media Workout:

Want to rock some TB Athleisure-wear?  Click Below to SHOP the Collection:

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Dryel Savings

by christiem on July 16, 2016 · 1 comment

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A few of you have written in and messaged me asking about The Dryel at Home Dry Cleaning System- specifically “Does it Really Work?” and “How Much Do I Really Save?”.

Well the answer to the first question is a resounding YES!  It totally works. For me it doesn’t completely eliminate the need to visit a Dry Cleaner but it certainly lessens the amount of times I go!

Onto the second question “How Much Do I Really Save” .  I am a Fashion Stylist, this is what I do for a living so laundry/dry cleaning is my middle name.  I have tried just about every option out there and Dryel has become my go-to solution.

The savings I get from Dryel come not only in monetary means but also in time and convenience.

Often I simply just don’t have the time to make the trip to the dry cleaner, drop off clothing, wait 2-3 days to get it back then take another trip to pick it back up.

Dryel saves me TIME!

It has also conveniently saved me from many a wardrobe conundrum.

Just yesterday I had a meeting to attend and wanted to wear my favorite white peplum blouse but I had just worn it to another meeting two days before on a day the temps here in Las Vegas were weighing in at 114 degrees so needless to say my shirt wasn’t really re-wearable.  Sad face?  No not so fast!  I had my Dryel on hand so I gave it a quick Zip It, Steam It and then 15 minutes later I rocked it to my meeting fresh and clean!

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It also saves me money.  Let’s break it down with a little grammar school math problem:

If your Dry Cleaner charges you $5 per blouse and $5 per pant and you have 4 blouses and 1 pant that need to be cleaned how much would it cost?  

ANSWER: $25 plus tax.  

With 1 Dryel Starter Kit which costs $9.99 you could do this entire load plus still have enough product to to 3 more loads.  Basically you can clean this load 4 times for just $9.99 where-as at the Dry Cleaner it would cost $100.

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Here’s the bottom line.  I love my Dryel at Home Dry Cleaning System.  I use it all the time and on every occasion that I reach for it- usually in a weekly fashion emergency either for work or myself- I think “OMG I am so glad I have this”.

Check out the Dryel System for yourself.  I promise the ways it saves you are endless! 

Dryel is available at most major retailers such as Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS and Amazon.com

*This is a sponsored post by Dryel. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Summer Essentials: The Bralette

by christiem on July 14, 2016 · 1 comment

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Ahhh the bralette, all the best parts of a sports bra with all the prettiness of a fashion bra in one item.

They are the comfortable, casual and no fuss alternative to the bra- the athleisure of unmentionables.

Bralette’s have been having a moment over that past few seasons.  Coming out from the shadow of their big sister the underwire bra, bralettes are not only comfortable they also contain design elements that are so pretty it doesn’t matter if they peek through your clothing — many times, that’s the point of a bralette.

Wear them over a t-shirt, with a sheer top, under a cut-up or low cut tee, peeking out of a tank or even go full on Kardashian and wear them as a top.

Easy to wear, ridiculously comfortable, uber chic and adept at solving fashion dilemmas the bralette is one of the hottest trends out there but, how do you choose the right one for you -afterall not all breasts were created equally!

There is often a pretty big hurdle when it comes to bralettes- most of them are built for smaller chested gals- A-B cups, so when those of us over a size B head to the department store and try to shove ourselves into a one-size-fits-all  bralette it usually results in us getting stuck in it in some sort of contortionist position and having to call a sales associate to liberate us from the lace prison.

The second bralette dilemma is finding one that gives just the right amount of support.

Don’t fear my bralette loving fashionistas of all sizes!  There is always a solution.  I went straight to the undergarment masters, Cosabella, to find you the PERFECT bralette for your needs, size and shape.

So many bralettes, so many possibilities!  Let’s break it down:

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ONE: The Sweetie

  • The must have bralette
  • Comes in over 30 colors.
  • Soft lace with elastic band under bust for a supportive fit without any underwire.
  • Perfect for sizes fits a A cup to F cup.

TWO: The Racie

  • Perfect for an open back top or a racerback top where you want to let a little lace peak out.
  • Cup lined with tonal mesh for coverage.
  • Elastic band under bust for a supportive fit without any underwire.
  • Also good for all sizes from A to D.

THREE: The Padded Sweetie

  • For those who worry a bralette will flatten you out. This is the padded version of the best selling never say never sweetie.
  • Same fit as the sweetie but with lightly padded cups for support and definition.
  • Perfect for sizes fits a A cup to F cup.

FOUR: CEYLON CRISS CROSS BRALETTE

  • perfect date night style bralette
  • criss cross back straps are perfect for a open back date night dress
  • wide luxe chevron lace band at back that you don’t mind showing off.
  • Better for a smaller cup size A B C

FIVE: BISOU QUEEN OF DIAMONDS BRALETTE

  • The halter style bralette is newer.
  • Perfect to pair with a sheer top. Too show off and add texture to a look.
  • crochet lace cups with sheer mesh overlay.
  • The halter actually gives extra support so this style can work for up to a D cup.

SIX: DOLCE™ BRALETTE

  • perfect little triangle bralette
  • great for when you want to just show a peak of color.
  • The semi sheer chevron lace is the perfect amount of coverage.
  • Better for a smaller cup size A B C

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LOTD: Channeling My Inner Zooey DesChanel

July 12, 2016

I have been in a clean-out-the-closets whirlwind the past week. Things were starting to ridiculously pile up around here. Between my wardrobe cabinets overstuffed with leftovers from shoots and my own rapidly growing ready to burst closet it was time for a clean sweep. While digging through the deepest depths of my penderie I stumbled […]

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Love at First Spritz: Boy Chanel

July 11, 2016

Ever since Chanel’s newest Les Exclusifs scent, Boy Chanel, launched in June I have been dying to spritz it. Boy Chanel is Oliver Polge’s second fragrance creation for Chanel’s Les Exclusifs collection. The fragrance is named for Arthur “Boy” Capel, Gabrielle Chanel’s lover and benefactor. Polge likens the effect of the scent to a woman pulling […]

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Hot Weather Hydration Squad

July 10, 2016

How can you look cool when it’s hotter than hot outside? My favorite phyto-cosmotology skincare brand, Sisley Paris has the answer. Prestigious French beauty brand Sisley Paris has been specializing in high-end natural cosmetics and skincare since 1976. A leader in phyto-cosmetology, the company’s top scientists use the finest plant extracts and essential oils to carefully develop a full […]

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Another Reason to Love Pineapples

July 6, 2016

Today I’m serving up yet another reason to love Pineapples. Did you know that you can use a pineapple to exfoliate? Seriously, you can- and it works! Pineapples contain the enzyme Bromelain which breaks down protein and fights the damage done to your skin by free radicals- that combined with the pineapple’s alpha-hydroxy fruit acid and […]

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Mulberry Gets Creative for Fall 2016

July 5, 2016

One year ago beloved British fashion powerhouse Mulberry made a bold move and announced Spanish born designer Johnny Coca as their new Creative Director.  His job?  To reinvent the iconic British brand after it had struggled for the last couple years with it’s identity.  Until the Fall 2016 shows Mulberry hadn’t shown at Fashion week […]

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Best Body Lotions to try this Summer

July 3, 2016

It’s dry here in Vegas.  We go through body lotion and lip balm faster than water.   I don’t ask a lot from my body lotion: just to, you know, make my skin glow, smell nice, feel good, absorb fast and not cost a moisturized arm and a leg. Pretty reasonable, I think. Nothing is […]

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