#Merica Fourth of July Style

by christiem on June 26, 2016 · 0 comments

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Looking to heat things up this Fourth of July?  

Super high temps (it’s cray cray here in Vegas up to 115 degrees) paired with BBQ’s, pool parties and firework viewing requires a certain level of hot holiday chic.

If there is ever a time to go All-Out-Americana it’s the Fourth of July.

Don your red, white and blue in color blocks, stars and stripes- grab a cooler bag for either your PBR or Rose’ (hey I don’t judge) and celebrate in style with these sizzling Independence Day finds (I’ll be rocking this amazeballs “‘Merica Running Shit since 1776” snap-back cap) :

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Even More Beautiful: Sephora

by christiem on June 25, 2016 · 1 comment

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This weekend Las Vegas got even more beautiful with the opening of a brand new 5,321 square foot Sephora location at the Fashion Show Mall!

The new location features over 13,000 products from more than 200 brands- some products I haven’t even seen in any other Las Vegas Sephora!  Squeal!

Aside from the ridiculously good products this location also offers a variety of beauty services including Mini Makeovers (quick focused touch ups), Custom Makeover’s (full makeovers to get you ready for an event) and Beauty Classes where you can master the latest looks (for more info on classes visit Sephora.com/classes).

I was invited to a special pre-opening press event where we took part in a smokey eye makeup class, toured the store and of course shopped.

Having a private tour let me discover some AMAZING new products to share with you!

Here’s my haul:

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Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Spray

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Seriously head to Sephora right now and get this product.  A Must-Have Can’t-Live-Without for Summer. It’s a three-in-one mist that sets makeup, helps control oil and shine, and refreshes your defense against photoaging UV rays with an uplifting scent of rosemary and mint.  we all know that we need to reapply sunscreen throughout the day for it to be effective but how to do that when you have makeup on is the question!  This product solves that delemma.  Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 is the best way to reapply UV protection throughout the day without disturbing your makeup. The formula includes a unique makeup setting ingredient that acts by creating a sheer shield, which dries quickly about five seconds after application. Optical diffusing silica silylate further helps to control oil and reduces shine leaving skin feeling soft and smooth with a matte finish, not oily nor greasy as with many sunscreen products. The formula is enlivened with an invigorating essence of antioxidant-rich rosemary to help improve the complexion and soothe inflammation PLUS it feels fantastically refreshing when you give yourself a spritz!

FRESH Sugar Cherry Lip Treatment SPF15

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You all know I’m a huge fan of FRESH.  The Sugar Cherry Lip treatment is one of their new Sugar Lip shades.  It gives a great pop of color while protecting with SPF15 and moisturizing the lips.  Another summer gotta-have!

FRESH Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30

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This is the newest product from FRESH…and it’s amazing.  A great on-the-go full face sun protection that is super easy to apply.  It nourishes skin while protecting the lips, face, and eye area. The water-resistant formula is ideal for an active lifestyle, offering a protective shield against damaging rays and other free radical environmental aggressors.  Moisture-preserving sugar, a natural humectant, and a superior blend of nourishing oils, including avocado oil and black currant seed oil, help soften and moisturize.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

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I am an eyeliner girl.  Love Love Love me a good Cat-Eye BUT I am super picky when it comes to product and this liner won me over at the event and here’s why….  First of all it has a brush applicator!  YAY!  It is so hard to find a brush applicator these days- most liquid liners have felt tip ones which I do not like because they tend to ball up or break before you are finished with the product.  Kat Von D did it right with a great brush that allows you to have total control with your application.  It’s high-pigment so you can get a total black-out effect and its waterproof.  It is a 115 degrees here in Vegas right now and this liner stayed put all day without fadeing, melting or  cracking!  OBSESSED!

Boscia Black Charcoal Blotting Linens

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I have been using Bosica’s blotting linens for years.  I pop them like tic-tac’s but I hadn’t tried the Black Charcoal ones until now.  They are infused with black bamboo charcoal to actively purify pores while absorbing excess oil- keeping skin clear, refreshed, and refined.  #Winning

Not in Las Vegas?  You can still shop these great products by clicking below:

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Be Like A Pineapple

by christiem on June 17, 2016 · 0 comments

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Maybe its the season or the fact that I had a ridiculously amazing piece of pineapple cake at the Tommy Bahama Restaurant yesterday but I have pineapple on the brain!

This sweet tasty fruit is not only delicious but is also super good for you!  Pineapple aids in digestion, helps relieve pain from arthritis and is packed full vitamin C, even more than an orange!

The delectable pineapples health credentials also extend to stress reduction since it contains high levels of B vitamins which increase our ability to deal with stress!  Yep ingesting this yummy fruit reduces stress… of course if you have it in a pina colada you’ll be REALLY relaxed! LOL!

Whether you get your pineapple fix in a cocktail, fruit salad, tasty baked good or au natural here are some fun ways to show your pineapple pride and keep tropical trending this season:

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Disney x Coach 1941 Collection

by christiem on June 10, 2016 · 0 comments

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On June 17th, Disney and Coach create pure Disney magic with the launch of a limited-edition collection featuring the one and only (sing it with me)  M..I..C..K..E..Y  M..O..U..S..E!

The Disney x Coach 1941 Collection features Disney’s iconic main-mouse-man on handbags, backpacks, sneakers, t-shirts, ready to wear and oversized Mickey dolls and shearling beanbags.  All starring Mickey Mouse sketches created by Disney animators on classic Coach silhouettes.  Everything from cross-body bags to saddlebags, totes and of course a silhouette with Mouse Ears!

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“Mickey Mouse is one of my earliest memories of American pop – his nostalgic charm, cheekiness, individuality and inherent cool make for the ultimate American icon,” said Coach Creative Director Stuart Vevers. “I’ve always seen Mickey as a playful rebel at heart and a timeless symbol of joy and creativity. That spirit reinforces the new youthful perspective we are bringing to luxury at Coach.”

The collection is part of a series of exclusive, limited-edition projects that celebrate American pop culture, and commemorate Coach’s 75th anniversary.

Here is a sneak peek at some of my favorites:

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The entire Disney x Coach 1941 Collection will be available at coach.com and at Coach stores worldwide starting June 17th. If you’re in New York City or Paris, you’re in luck, because you can actually shop it starting today at Coach’s SoHo store and at Colette.

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LOTD: Tequila and Tacos

June 8, 2016

It can be a challenge to keep things looking cute when it’s 113 degrees outside.   OK summer, challenge accepted! I am NOT a shorts person.  They don’t look right on me and I am just plain uncomfortable in them so I have to get creative in the heat. I live in super lightweight distressed denim.  Roll […]

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Chill Out with Summers Best Cooler Bags

June 4, 2016

Well, summer has arrived. Today it’s 107 degrees here in Vegas and it’s only going to get hotter! Keeping cool can be a challenge.  Leaving lipstick in the car is a total disaster, makeup practically melts off your face and I am starting to think donning ovenmits in order to be able to touch my […]

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VANS Nintendo Collection

June 3, 2016

Calling lovers of all things 80s! Today Vans launches a totally radical collection: The Vans Nintendo Collection! “Power up as Vans and Nintendo, the ultimate two-player partnership, unveil an extensive collection of footwear, apparel and accessories celebrating the early days of video games. Vans presents exclusive graphic prints using 8-bit inspired artwork and characters from […]

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Sunscreen for your Hair

June 3, 2016

Yes Sunscreen for your hair is a thing and an important one if you want to keep those locks on point this season. Stepping outside without protection, especially with color treated hair, puts your hair at risk for damage. Why?  When ultraviolet (UV) light penetrates the hair’s cuticle (the protective, outermost layer of the hair […]

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LOTD: Easy Summer Style

June 1, 2016

This Look of the Day took me from coast to coast.  Montauk to LA with an easy summer chic vibe perfect for shopping, sightseeing, running errands or lunching. I have become OBSESSED with Nanette by Nanette Lepore this season.  It is the price-point friendly spin off from the Nanette Lepore mainline and can usually be […]

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Best Memorial Day Weekend Sales

May 28, 2016

Who doesn’t love a good sale? Memorial Day Weekend always has some great ones- the perfect opportunity to stock up for summer! Whether you are looking for swimwear, sundresses, denim or accessories there are some fantastic deals to be scored! Listed below are MDW 2016’s best sales & deals from some of my favorite shopping spots. […]

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