MAC Metallic Lips

by christiem on March 27, 2017 · 6 comments

Hey Metal lovers, get ready to sport some serious lip hardware this season. On March 30th MAC cosmetics will launch their brand new line of marvelously metallic lip colors, MAC Metallic Lips.

MAC Metal Lips is one part metal, one part glitter all parts awesome.  Beauty lovers have been counting the days until this launch ever since MAC gave us a sneak peek of it back in February on the runways at Fashion Week where gilded lips were all the rage.

“We’re having a molten moment! Cast your lips in new M∙A∙C Metallic Lips, lipstick for a trailblazing matte, metal-plated look. Rich colour melds with smooth pearlized chrome, and is available in a luxurious formula in a full spectrum of copper, bronze and titanium colour-infused shades. Vibrant, intense, explosive: A little alchemy goes a long way.”

The metallic lipstick collection features 18 different shiny shades, everything from neutrals to statement making vibrant colors including emerald green, shocking mauve, smoky gray, periwinkle, blue pearl, white frost, silver and gold metal.

Metallic Lips contains multi colored fine sparkles paired with fantastic pigments to create a fun, flirty, foil like finish that takes statement lips to a whole new level!

  • In Lust- a light warm neutral
  • Modern Midas- a muted gold with pink and green duo pearl
  • Digging for Gold- a light brown with gold glitter
  • Jupiter-a bronzed neutral
  • Pale Rose- a cool muted neutral pink
  • Devotional– a metallic purplish brown
  • Act So Cool – a deepened brown with gold metal pearl
  • Metal Head- a blackened purple with multi-colored pearl
  • Disobedient- a deep burgundy red wine

  • Hades Fire- a cool red burgundy
  • Foiled Rose- a brightened blue pink
  • Pearly One- a confetti’ed white frost
  • Silver Spoon- a multidimensional silver
  • Cold Front- a frosted periwinkle blue
  • Royal Hour- a deep royal purple with blue pearl
  • Anything Once- a blackened blue with multi-coloured pearl
  • Nightly Ritual- a blackened navy
  • Zerocool- a metalized emerald green

Protip: The lighter shades can also double as a Highligher to create a gorgeous metallic glow.  Blend atop cheekbones with a fan brush for radiant yet dewy effect.

MAC Metallic Lips is Available March 30th at MAC retail locations and



The 411 on Dryel at Home Dry Cleaner

by christiem on March 22, 2017 · 8 comments

I may not know the answers to all of life’s mysterious questions, but I do know one thing.  The secret to keeping your dry-clean-only clothing neat, fresh, clean and convenient without costing you a ton of money is (drumroll please) Dryel at Home Dry Cleaner.

I have been an ambassador for Dryel for the past year and am excited to enter into another year where I get to share with you it’s AMAZINGNESS.

Not familiar with Dryel?  Well your life is about to get a whole lot easier!

Dryel is a convenient at-home Dry Cleaning system that safely steams and cleans soils, stains and odors, while removing wrinkles and saving both time and money. It cleans 10 garments for the cost of one dry cleaned garment, and it works great on ALL YOUR CLOTHES everything from sweaters to blouses, blazers, dresses and trousers.

No fading, no shrinking and no stretching!

Dryel has been a part of both my work life and home life for years.  It allows me the convenience to freshen and clean pieces any time of day while saving me a TON of money in dry-cleaning costs,  not to mention the time it saves me in trips to and from the dry cleaner!

Another fantastic bonus to using the Dryel at Home Dry-Cleaner system is that it’s better for the environment.   Most dry cleaners use perchloroethylene as a solvent. “Perc” is labeled a hazardous air contaminant by the EPA, and can have environmental concerns as well as health concerns for people who live and work in or near dry cleaning facilities. Dryel uses biodegradable cleaning agents and no harsh chemicals.

It is super easy to use.  You just place the items to be cleaned in the reusable Dryel fabric protection bag (which fits 4-5 garments) along with 1 ULTRAcleaning™ cloth.  Tumble in dryer on Medium heat for 15 minutes to renew and refresh or for 30 minutes to deep clean. Then remove your garments from the bag, hang to help any wrinkles fall out and your clean fresh clothes are ready to wear.

Here’s the 411,  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 soooo 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

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



My Mind on the Midi and the Midi on My Mind

by christiem on March 20, 2017 · 10 comments

Spring 2017 fashion has me so excited!

Who would have EVER thought you would hear me say that?  You all know I am a Fall layers kind of gal but the trends for Spring/Summer 2017 are whispering sweet nothings in my ear and they are oh so sweet.

One of my favorite trends this Spring is great for all body types, totally wearable and kind to those of us with maybe not so great legs, the Midi Dress.

This season both dresses and skirts are driven by midi silhouettes.  What does midi mean? It’s a length that lands anywhere past your knees but above the ankle.  It can be tight, flowy, A-line, printed, lace, leather, casual, evening, boho, edgy or ladylike– there is no limit to the midi.  It’s kind on hips and thighs and is a must-have piece for Spring.

Ok so you are short and the midi terrifies the bejesus out of you.  I have read articles from other fashion experts stating how shorties should beware of the midi but I totally disagree.   Midi dresses aren’t just for the tall. It’s all about the fit.

If you are petite in stature make sure that the midi you select doesn’t drown you in fabric.  Opt for a fitted style with a length that hits slightly above mid-calf – just under your knee – rather than true midi. This will help elongate your legs.

This particular midi dress has quickly become one of my fave’s because it’s so easy to wear.  It has a festival vibe but still looks polished and adds some much needed color to my wardrobe.

Hello new brunching partner!

Stylist Tip: The quickest way to up the chic factor of any dress is to ditch the self-belt (a belt that comes with a garment and is made of the same material as the garment).  Instead opt for a belt with texture or contrast to create visual interest.  The self-belt that came with this dress was a fabric sash that basically disappeared it didn’t really add any value to the look, by styling the dress with a woven belt it creates more of a waistline, breaks up the pattern and makes the entire look  feel more luxe.

What I’m Wearing: Chloe Leather T-strap Pumps | Etro Fringe-Trimmed Crossbody Bag | VIPme Blue Bohemian Chiffon Flare Midi Dress | Kate Spade Bangles 

Do you have your mind on the Midi?

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Beverly to 5th

by christiem on March 15, 2017 · 6 comments

Well hello daylight savings time.

I think we can all agree we need a little extra caffeination this week!

I’d like to introduce you to an incredible company whose product will help to wake up your skin and is Something You Can Feel Good About, Beverly to 5th.

Beverly to 5th is an natural coffee based skincare brand that was founded on the principles of clean, effective, and responsible skincare.

Their AMAZING body scrubs that come in super-cute packaging are all natural, vegan, organic, cruelty free and contain NO parabens or any ingredients which have been tested  animals.

They go one step further then just being cruelty free.  Beverly to 5th has teamed up with PETA to be a part of the Beauty Without Bunnies program. Through the program, brands are promising to use accurate and ethical safety and product testing. Now that’s something we can all get behind!

Ok so the company’s  ethics are beyond amazing but what about the products?

As I mentioned earlier the scrubs are coffee based.  Why Coffee?  You may rely on it to perk up your mood in the morning, but now you can also rely on it to perk up your skin!   It not only constricts blood vessels to reduce redness (making it an ideal topical treatment for facial flushing and rosacea) but also reduces puffiness and can even reduce the appearance of cellulite. Plus, recent studies have shown caffeine to prevent and repair sun damage!

Beverly to 5th’s scrubs are designed to exfoliate, moisturize, help with stretch marks, anti aging, cellulite and tighten and smooth skin.

I am head-over-heels in love with this product for so many reasons (I tried the Peppermint one):

  • Ethical.  The company cares about what we put on our bodies and on the earth.
  • Performance.  The product actually performs- it performs as well as any high end scrub you could buy at a beauty counter.
  • The Ingredients. Simple, easy to identify- no need to decipher crazy scientific lingo:  Organic Coffea Arabica Seed Powder (Organic Coffee), Sea Salt, Brown Sugar, Theobroma Cacao Seed Powder (Cocoa), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Cold Pressed Coconut Oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Mentha Piperita Extract (Peppermint Extract)
  • Price-point! Just $16.95 for a 7oz bag.

The result is simple: super soft, smooth and sexy skin.  I’m OBSESSED!

Try Beverly to 5th for yourself- available at 



Prairie Chic

March 13, 2017

Get ready to take some style cues from Laura Ingalls Wilder’s wardrobe this season because prairie chic is one of Spring 2017’s HOTTEST trends. Think light airy fabrics paired with layered cuts, frills, pioneer worthy lace trims, delicate floral prints, high necklines, pretty calico yoke blouses, long hemlines, gingham prints and Little House on the […]

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Eu’Genia Shea Butter: The  Company That Empowers Women Globally

March 8, 2017

Today I have an exciting guest post for you from a fantastic company run by a mother daughter duo: Eu’Genia Shea Butter. In Greek, the words Eu-Genia (you-geh-knee-ah”) mean the origin of goodness and this family-run social enterprise dedicated to all natural premium shea butter moisturizers not only produces AMZING products but also is dedicated to […]

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How to Wear a Dad Hat

March 6, 2017

Over the past year there has been a hot street-style trend simmering that has now come to a full fashion boil: Dad Hats. What are they? The polar opposite of snapbacks and oversized flat-brims, the dad version typically dons a corporate logo, a dumb saying, or a random graphic, is a little scuffed up and […]

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Marc Jacobs Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon

March 3, 2017

I am super excited to introduce you to Marc Jacobs Beauty’s brand new Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon.  Umm yeah- it’s amazing. It is widely know in beauty circles that gel pot eyeliners deliver the best results.  They just do.  Long wearing, amazing pigment and a smooth application but for some reason I personally have never […]

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Tommy X Gigi Collection SS17

March 1, 2017

When fashion darling Gigi Hadid launched her inaugural collection with Tommy Hilfiger last Fall it sold out faster than the life of an Instagram Story. For Spring 2017 the duo is back with a collection that includes everything California Dreams are made of. A tribute to the 70’s Cali Dream Girl, it features striped swimsuits, wonderfully high […]

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5 Spring Trends One Look

February 27, 2017

What does olive green, high-low hems, long necklaces, embellished accessories and statement sleeves all have in common? They are all trending for Spring 2017. If you follow just about any Blogger or Influencer on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat you have probably seen a few previews of these trends already and if you’ve hit the […]

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