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Green Inside and Out

Green Inside and Out

Plants are magical.  Not only do they produce oxygen (which we need to live) they also provide us with food, shelter, medicine, fuel and are a key component in beauty products!

…and the world is finally acknowledging how important they are!

Plant-based options are all the rage when it comes to what we eat, and the beauty world is no different. High-quality, clean ingredients are no longer simply a trend; they’re a requirement. Many brands are trying to reduce the amount of chemicals used in their products by replacing them with clean, naturally derived ingredients.

I’m sure you have heard of Meatless Monday which encourages people to cut out meat once a week in order to improve health, save money and heal the planet. Why not take Meatless Monday one step further and carry that over to your beauty routine.

By making small changes like this we can impact our own well-being and the health of the planet. We can be GREEN on the inside and out!

To help you kick-off your “Go Green” journey, I stopped by two of my favorites at Fashion Show, Opa! of Greece and LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics to share some of my plant based favorites to help you get started nurturing your inner and outer glow.

Green Inside and Out


Of course, there HAD to be a bath bomb here, LUSH is famous for them! This zippy green fizzy delivers a sunny dose of invigorating lemongrass and bergamot essential oils. Made from freshly mashed avocados (which provide deep hydration and moisturization to your skin) and organic extra virgin olive oil it leaves your soft, hydrated skin and totally renewed!

Plant Based Meals


The humble tomato is full of surprising perks for your skin, your gut, and more. A single tomato can provide about 40% of the daily recommended minimum of vitamin C. What’s more, tomatoes supply vitamin A, which supports immunity, vision, and skin health; vitamin K, which is good for your bones; and potassium, a key nutrient for heart function, muscle contractions, and maintaining a healthy blood pressure and fluid balance.

They are also a skin anti-aging helper! Tomatoes are packed full of antioxidants which help reduce the amount of cell-damaging free-radicals in the body and give you youthful-looking skin. They also fight cellular damage which helps the skin retain moisture, thereby, preventing fine lines and wrinkles.

Plant Based beauty


The beauty industry is going NUTS right now over Shampoo Bars. With consumers becoming more mindful of packaging waste and water consumption, formulas that use less water are increasing in popularity.

Much like a bar body cleanser, a shampoo bar is activated by water but contains ingredients that are suited for removing oil and product build-up while meeting the needs of different hair textures.

Instead of pouring a liquid shampoo into your hair, you can either work the bar into a lather in the palm of your hands and then work the foam through from roots to ends; or, for lower-lather formulas, rub the bar directly onto roots while water runs over your hair. Once your strands are coated in the cleanser, massage the shampoo into your roots and through the ends of hair to loosen debris and dirt, and then rinse thoroughly.

My favorite is LUSH’s MANTALBANO Bar. This Mediterranean marvel boosts shine, adds subtle volume, cleanses your scalp and leaves you smelling lemon-rosemary fresh.

Green Inside and Out


Not only are cucumbers literally green inside and out, they are also packed with nutrients. In just a single cup of cucumber slices, you’ll get 14% to 19% of the vitamin K you need for the day. You’ll also get vitamins B and C along with minerals like copper, phosphorus, potassium, and magnesium. So, the next time you reach for that yummy hummus switch out the pita bread for cucumbers!



This gorgeous handmade, palm-free, true blue beauty will put a smile on your face with the refreshing tingle of peppermint and the uplifting aroma of lemongrass. Eucalyptus gently cleanses your skin and brightens your mood, making this one your best mate to wash away the blues and leave you feeling fresh.

Plant Based Meals


One cup of chickpeas (which hummus is made of) contains 10 grams of protein and about 10 grams of dietary fiber—which is 40% of the daily minimum target. They are also packed with antioxidants and help to improve gut health!

Being green inside and out starts with small changes,  like adding one plant-based meal to your weekly food menu or subbing out a few of your cosmetics for plant based beauty products. By making these small changes you will help to reduce your eco-footprint.

If you are looking for a quick healthy meal or some delicious plant based beauty stop in to Opa! of Greece and LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics at Fashion Show Las Vegas.

*This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show Las Vegas. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Summer Camp Jewelry Trend Guidebook

Summer Camp Jewelry Trend

Okay campers, rise and shine. It’s time to swap out your everyday silver and gold jewelry for vibrant, fun and kitschy options that can withstand a dip in the water and ample sunscreen.

This summer I have created a nifty guidebook to introduce you to the season’s must-have jewelry and sunscreen. From beaded bracelets to stringy anklets and alphabet necklaces, the “Summer Camp” jewelry trend is EVERYTHING right now.

Spotted on celebs and all over your Instagram feed, this trend brings back all the retro feel-good vibes of childhood summer camp.

Packed full of the nostalgia from those simple sunny days of braiding rope friendship bracelets, exploring remote wooded areas, telling ghost stories and crushing on the camp counselors- it’s not only chic but also a mood booster!

Easy to style, playful and laid back (in the best way). You can rock them with just about anything, for any summer activity, without the worry of damaging them.


Since we are besties I wanted to help bring this happy-go-lucky optimistic energy into your wardrobe.  I gathered some of my favorite Summer Camp Jewelry from Kendra Scott at Fashion Show Las Vegas and paired them with my favorite SPF must-haves from Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show Las Vegas to create the perfect bunkmates.

What’s summer camp without sunscreen and friendship bracelets? Just relax by the lake and create some joy.

Kendra Scott

For this awesome nostalgic creation, the new Kendra Scott Ellie DIY Friendship Bracelet Kit allows you to mix, match, and make your own bracelet. Dream up a one-of-a-kind keepsake for you or for your BFF.

Roast some ‘smores not your skin with these two skin protectors.

COOLA SPF Classic Organic Tropical Coconut Sunscreen Stick SPF 30.  A perfectly portable organic sunscreen stick that gives you water-resistant, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection whenever you need it. Infused with antioxidant-rich Plant Protection® Complex, this naturally-scented tropical coconut stick helps combat free radicals while nourishing your skin. Great for the face so you don’t get sunscreen in your eyes.

COOLA Fragrance Free Classic Sunscreen Spray SPF 50. Your first line of defense against the sun’s harsh effects during outdoor activities. Formulated with Plant Protection® which includes a blend of red raspberry seed oil and prickly pear extract, this enriched formula with its lightweight texture keeps free radical damage, sun damage and dryness at bay. Remember it’s essential to reapply sunscreen every two hours AND after swimming, sweating or towel drying.

DAY TWO: Change is Necessary for Surviving

Crafty Jewelry trend

The Gold Strand Kendra Scott Reese Optimist Necklace in pink pastel is a reminder that, at all costs, choose hope in the midst of challenge.

A multi-tasking mineral, the Solara Glow getter Zinc Oxide Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen provides a shimmery wake-up smoothie for your skin! A potent mix of caffeine, antioxidants and responsibly sourced mica help smooth, illuminate and hydrate while protecting against everyday sun, HEV/blue light + pollution. Naturally Scented with Plant Extracts.

DAY THREE: Make New Friends

Friendship Bracelet Trend

Your bunkmate will love the Kendra Scott Optimist Friendship Bracelet. This Gold Woven Friendship Bracelet in Pastel Mix is better than a blood oath to seal the deal as BFF’s.

Ready Set, Glow! Meet your fellow campers wearing COOLA SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray. This Makeup Setting Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 keeps your 9am face going until you call it a night. The weightless, matte-finish spritz helps makeup stay put and delivers a quick hit of hydration and sun protection anytime you need it. Made with 70%+ certified organic ingredients, Broad Spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection and 80 minute water resistance.

DAY FOUR: Survival Gear

Kendra Scott Summer

Did you know there are 82 uses for paracord? I didn’t know that either. But I did know that the Kendra Scott Maisie Gold Chorded Friendship Bracelet and Maisie Paracord Cuff are must-haves. Mint Mix Paracord mixes bright, braided paracord in curated color of the moment. It’s the ultimate Friendship bracelet and a great add to any survival gear. You will never take this “tool” for granted again.

Toss this in your survival kit too. COOLA SPF 30 Broad Spectrum LIPLUX. Subtle tinted lip balms that add a hint of subtle color using naturally derived pigments while protecting, nourishing and softening your lips. Organic Cupuaçu Butter and Mongongo Oil deliver an ultra-creamy texture that smoothes and nourishes lips while keeping them hydrated, so they look healthy, plump, and youthful. 70%+ certified organic ingredients, Broad Spectrum SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection and 40 minute water resistance.

DAY FIVE: A Day Outing

It’s time to venture out before we leave Summer Camp. Get out your compass and check out the new Summer Camp Jewelry at Kendra Scott Fashion Show Las Vegas and find your way to Neiman Marcus Fashion Show Las Vegas to discover the best in SPF protection.

*This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Sure, summer looks a little different this year but we are a resourceful bunch and we will have our day (or days) in the sun.

Whether your plans include the perfect social distanced vacation with an all-in camping/lake getaway, taking a mental-break day trip to the beach or relaxing by catching a few rays in your own backyard you’ll want to look and feel your best. After all that’s what summer is all about. Keep your cool and soak up those feel-good sunny vibes!

So what are the “cool” kids wearing this summer?  The biggest trend is functionality. Pieces that serve dual purposes. High-tech fabrics and innovative designs. Things that are not only fashionable but lightweight, soft, breathable, have stretch, are moisture-wicking, fast drying and cooling.

When you think of “summer” clothing, nothing says “summer” like Tommy Bahama. From beach to backyard and everywhere in between for over 25 years Tommy Bahama has inspired the world to relax in style while embracing the world around them.

I stopped into Tommy Bahama at Fashion Show to curate the ultimate summer must-have list that will help you keep your cool while looking totally hot!

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Island Active Board Shorts

With a fixed waist band and UV 30 protection these shorts will take you from Beach to Brunch and everywhere in between. Soft, lightweight and fast drying- wear them as a short, as a swim trunk or BOTH! These dual duty versatile trunks are the only shorts you’ll need this summer.

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Linen Braid Fedora

As an alternative form of sun protection – and a potentially stylish wardrobe addition – a summer hat is a great investment. This made from 100% hemp and features an elasticized COOLMAX sweatband to wick away moisture, keeping you dry on and off the water.

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Good for your mind

During hot summers, flip-flops can help relax you feet and your mind. According to research by Cognitive psychologists from Northwestern University, apparel affects the psyche as well. Wearing relaxing flip-flops help calm the feet and psyche.

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Big Island Basics Hydrating Lotion

Keeping your skin supple and hydrated is a necessity during the summer months.  With natural and oceanic extracts, aqua, sage, henna, willow and aloe vera this deliciously scented lotion with keep your skin soft and hydrated all season long.  This stuff is so good that they keep selling out!  Grab some now while it’s still in stock!

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Flavors of the Southern Coast Cookbook and Blackberry Brandy BBQ Sauce

Some of the best recipes I have ever made were from Tommy Bahama Cookbooks and with Tommy Bahama BBQ sauces.  If you are planning any type of an outdoor (or indoor) summer meal these little lifesavers will take your cooking to new levels.

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Indigo Garden Front Tie Bikini

With UV 50 Protection this dreamy breezy set is flattering in all the right places. It’s tall cups provide excellent support and it’s cute flirty skirted bottom covers without looking like you are trying to cover PLUS it’s fun retro design makes you feel like you stepped straight out of a 50’s Beach Movie.

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Medium Brim Scarf Hat and Andre Assous Madina Raffia Wedges

Every gal needs a great summer beach hat and this one is totally packable.  Featuring the same COOLMAX inner elasticized sweatband as the mens, it will wick away any moisture to keep your face fresh and dry.  Looking for a comfy sandal with a little lift?  These raffia wedges have the squooshiest foot-bed ever!

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Keep Your Cool with Tommy Bahama

Maui Jim Olu Olu Sunglasses

These oversized beauties feature PolarizedPlus2® lenses that eliminate 99.9% of glare and SuperThin glass that provides the absolute crispest optics available and has a scratch and solvent resistance.

Keep your cool with Tommy Bahama

Marlin Bar Cocktail Shaker Set

You didn’t think I would leave out cocktails did you?  This cute set comes with a cocktail shaker and two pineapple glasses- perfect for a tiki bar.

These summer must-have’s are available at Tommy Bahama Fashion Show. Stop in, shop and celebrate the Island Life.

*This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Summer essentials


How to Clean a Coach Bag

How to Clean a Coach Bag

The daily wear and tear on leather handbags can leave them dirty and dull, especially if you carry your bag every day.

Of course sometimes there are obvious stains or spills but why clean your bag if it’s not obviously dirty? Well, think about the dirt and grime that it comes into contact with on a daily basis. Public bathrooms are about the worst place to bring your bag because the germs quite possibly jump right onto your purse without you even realizing it. The store, your office, the doctor – almost anywhere you go, you will experience built up dirt and grime, even if you do not see visible stains. In fact, it is better to clean your leather before you see stains to retain the best results.

A leather handbag is an investment, so you want to take good care of it. Handbag cleaning takes hardly any time, but doing it will really extend your bag’s life.  Proper care for your bag is a must, even if your bag is free of spots, monthly cleaning will keep it looking sharp.

First, determine what type of bag you have: coated canvas, fabric, suede or leather.  Each type will require a different sort of cleaning.  For this post I am focusing on cleaning a leather bag.

Having the right cleaning and protective products on hand at home is essential for optimum maintenance.  COACH makes an incredible duo of Leather Cleaner/Leather Moisturizer that only costs $10. Think of them like shampoo and conditioner for your bag.  You need BOTH to really keep the bag in shape- especially if you live in a dry climate.

How to Clean a Coach Bag

How to Clean Your COACH Bag

Before you start , make sure to empty your bag, shake out the interior and remove any detachable straps.

How to Clean a Coach Bag

Next, apply the Leather Cleaner to a clean, dry, soft cloth and then rub on bag in small circular motions.  A little goes a long way.  This will remove dirt, smudges, denim transfers etc.  Make sure to clean the entire bag- front, back, straps and under the flap. This will ensure that your bag stays in uniform condition throughout.

How to Clean a Coach Bag

Once you have finished with the Cleaner it’s time to apply the Leather Moisturizer.  Again, apply to a clean, dry, soft cloth and rub on bag in small circular motions everywhere there is leather. It’s like lotion for skin. It helps with dry, dull leather and is especially good for the handles and straps which you touch alot.

How to Clean a Coach Bag

Let the bag dry completely before use.  If you aren’t planning on using it right away make sure to store it in a dust bag (which comes with your bag when you purchase it- it’s usually tucked inside).

How often should you clean your bag?  If you use the bag every day you should do this every two to three months. If it is more of a weekend bag or when you are heading out for special occasions every six to nine months will be enough to keep your piece protected.

More tips to extend the life of your bag

  • Avoid placing your bag on floors
  • Make sure all pens you toss in it have lids.  Ink stains can destroy the aesthetic of a bags interior.
  • Make sure you use a makeup bag to hold beauty products. Throwing makeup brushes directly into your bag, a smashed powder or lipstick that loses its lid can severely damage your bag interior. They are some of the hardest stains to remove from fabric with their high oil content and the interior of your bag needs protecting just as much as the outside.

*With our current worries about keeping things germ free and disinfected you might be thinking of going one step further and disinfecting your bag.  A great product to try is Bioesque Botanical Solution- it is  free of bleach and other harsh chemicals. Powered by Thymox technology, it utilizes Thymol, a cutting-edge antimicrobial agent present as a component of Thyme Oil, to quickly power through grime and destroys the germs that it encounters.

Coach at Fashion Show offers DROPit handsfree shopping services. Shop now and then have your bags delivered right to your door at your preferred time and NOW you can even call the store, place your order, pay via phone and have DROPit  deliver your purchase to the same day! It’s like online shopping but with a personal touch and same day delivery! Contact the store for more details.

Fashion Show is offering complimentary Dropit services when you shop now through September 7th. Download the Dropit app and use code: FSHANDSFREE to get started today.


*This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

How to Clean A Coach Bag

Wear a Mask but Make it Fashion

Johnny Was Face Mask

The fashion world has really stepped it up in this time of need- many shifting their production facilities from manufacturing clothing to producing non-medical grade face masks.

There is a big demand for cloth masks, not only does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) masks in public settings to help slow the spread of COVID-19 many states, retailers and restaurants actually require them.

Cloth non-medical grade masks, unlike the boxes of disposable masks that are sold out everywhere, are machine-washable which means they can be reused multiple times. While they may not be as cheap as the disposable ones, they’re certainly more sustainable.

Never in a million years would I have thought I’d be writing an article about stylish PPE face masks but here we are folks.

Wear a mask but make it fashion, I mean if we have to wear them we should at least try to look stylish, right?

My favorite designer of all things bohemian, Johnny Was, has come to our rescue with their totally stylish cloth masks and “Let’s Protect Each Other” campaign.  For every pack of masks sold, the brand has committed to donating a pack to someone on the front lines in need of protection within the community.

Made from 100% repurposed fabrics each mask has a pleated silhouette and interior pocket for an additional filter (if you wish to add one).

Designer Face Masks

Face Mask with filter Pocket

Johnny Was face masks have a washable silk exterior and cotton interior with elastic side bands. The non-medical grade masks come in a pack of 5 ($25) or a pack of 50($250), all in varying prints.

These prints are so chic you don’t even mind wearing them.

Johnny Was Face Mask 5 Pack

Pretty Face Masks

Johnny Was Face Protective Mask

New to wearing face masks? Make sure to wash them regularly with detergent in warm water in the washing machine and then let them air dry. I wash after each use and then lay them in the sun to dry.

Grab a pack for yourself while giving back to first responders, available at Johnny Was Fashion Show.

FASHION SHOW cares about your shopping experience.

New measures have been implemented to help ensure the health and safety for all who enter the Mall, including hand-sanitizing stations, touch-free interactions, frequent and intense cleanings and social distancing directions. They are working diligently to provide a safe, clean environment where people feel comfortable shopping, dining and enjoying their time.

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*This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Johnny Was Face Masks