Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Influenster Holiday VoxBox 2012

This year's Holiday VoxBox is filled with great products to cozy up with all Winter long.  And with the new year fast approaching we are happy to introduce some new products, that are sure to have you happy all year long! We've sent a record number of VoxBoxes this time! 10,000 Influensters have received the Holiday VoxBox, with products that are sure to be Holiday and Winter friendly. Read up on the goods here...

Quaker® Real Medleys Oatmeal+: $1.79 per cup
Simply the best oatmeal ever – and you can enjoy it on the go! Whole grain oats, rye, barley and wheat are mixed with large chunks of real fruit & nuts in a convenient single-serve cup. Just add hot water or microwave and you can have a delicious breakfast anytime, anywhere.

NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine: $2.49
Keep your lips soft as ever with the NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine. It’s pure pigment ingredients create a 3-D gloss effect while Vitamin E provides shine and moisture. The non-sticky formula creates the ultimate creamy and soft textured feel. Available in 10 on-trend shades from neutral nudes, to berries & fuschias.

Kiss® Nail DressTM: $6.99
Ultimate nail fashion for tips and toes! Just peel, apply, and shape for a manicure that lasts up to a week. On in minutes, off in seconds without remover. Nail Dress is available in 21 different styles, many of them featuring 3-dimensional jew- eled designs. Skip the topcoat, Nail Dress has it built in.

EBOOST®: $28 for box of 20 effervescent pow- ders, $39 for box of 30 effervescent powders, $39 for box of 12 shots
EBOOST will boost your mood, focus, and immunity with natural ingredients and no crash. As a shot or an easy-to-mix powder and in four flavors, you’ll feel great whether you choose Orange, Pink Lemonade, Acai Pomegranate, or Super Berry. And with all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you’ll certainly need a boost!
Goody® QuikStyle Brush (Paddle or Half Round Styler): $11.99
Once again, Goody brings innovation to your hair routine! Go from wet to beautifully styled hair faster than ever! Super absorbent microfiber bristles removes up to 30% of water as you style. It’s like a towel and a brush in one.
Sole Society
Sole Society allows you to discover the latest trends, share your personal style, recommend shoes to friends, and follow the curated collections of top fashion insiders. Inside this box, you’ll find $25 off your first purchase!

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I will update this post when I am done testing and reviewing provided products. 

Items included in the Voxbox were provided by Influenster for testing purposes.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Hair trend: High Hair Buns

Hair trend: High Hair Buns

Mason Pearson , $59 / TIGI , $19 / Sultra 'uptown Chic' Bun Shaper / Sultra 'uptown Chic' Bun Shaper / Goody Simple Style Bun Spiral

Thursday, December 20, 2012

2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

Cashmere sweater / Alexander McQueen high heel pumps, $1,030 / Jil Sander leather handbag / Elvira Sazesh bracelets jewelry / Stella & Dot tear drop earrings / Cashmere scarve, $315 / Essie nailpolish, $16

 After Pinning this image earlier in the year. I KNEW GREEN would be in. How could it not be. I kept asking retailer when they were getting reen in. It wasn't till late Fall I started to see a trickle of emerald green enter store fronts. Blue was the IT color. Mint was great for the summer, but Mint can only go so far. WE need bright colors that pop! 

Below are a few FANTASTIC Greens to Go for in 2013. Don't wait ... Just go buy the scarf right now!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Top style trends of 2012

Top style trends of 2012

Acne long sleeve blouse / Acne cropped jacket / Slim pants / Denim shorts, $74 / Mango heel sandals / Jérôme Dreyfuss leopard handbag / DANNIJO crystal jewelry

Thursday, December 13, 2012

What to Wear to the Holiday Party and What to Take

Below style is a version of my recent personal style. I went to a FAA Holiday Party last night. I was unsure of what to wear, I was told that others would be dressed casual. BUT I wanted to sparkle. I don't get a chance to get out much so this was my time to shine a bit.

I wore dark skinny jeans paired with a sparkle tank top and fitted jacket. I added a pair of 6 inch black heels to my look as well as a knuckle clutch. Everyone was talking about my bag, even the guys had fun with it.

I was very please with what I chose to wear. The look was fun, festive but NOT overdone. I was so excited that I went, I made several new connections. : )

What to wear to a Holiday Party

Crop top / Button jacket / Nudie Jeans Co. blue jeans, $195 / Giuseppe Zanotti gold pumps / Alexander McQueen studded handbag / Marc by Marc Jacobs marc jacob, $64 / Bobbi Brown Cosmetics / I Love Upscale Wine An Organic Winemaker's Châteauneuf-du-Pape / crisp wafer

There are many different types of holiday parties. To keep it simple black tie, cocktail, business casual, and ugly sweater/ casual. I threw a small collection of pieces that can be mixed match and paired. The styles are divided by beauty looks.

I made another complete look for a holiday party. IT was so fun, I became instantly inspired by a unusual hairstyle I saw on the pinterest site. TAKE A LOOK!

I wanted to also bring up a common issue about holiday parties. WHAT TO BRING! Should I bring something. I usually keep it to cookies or chocolates for a family party and chocolates and wine for a business and adult dinner parties. Did you happen to notice that I mention CHOCOLATES twice?

Speaking of Chocolates I was so lucky to be introduced to a site called from my sweet friend julietV. Influenster is a great site I can share my reviews on products and brand I love or love to hate. There are many perks to sharing you reviews on the site, you can earn points and have a chance to test the products first hand. 

crisp wafer

crisp wafer   (clipped to

As a Holiday Thank You for testing their product Ferrero Rocher and Influenster sent me a 18 piece Golden Gift. That 18 delicious hazelnut chocolates I get to share with love ones this Holiday season. SO A HUGE Thank you is being sent over to Influenster and Ferrero Rocher  : )

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Eyewear Trend Alert: The Cats Meow

Fashion Trend Alert: Cat Eye Glasses

If you know me, you know I actually wear cat eye glasses. I use to love my aunt Frances glasses growing up. She had silver rimmed cat eye glasses with little daisies etched into the frames.

Here is a Collection of some super awesome retro frames!
and BE SURE to check out

vintage Cat Eye Glasses - Vintage Sunglasses - Eye wear By Frame France - Retro and Classic 1950s 1960s Eyeglasses. Check out my shop. Collections below for you to use.



Mango sequin shirt / Slim fit blazer / Orla Kiely / Trasparenze , $22 / Steve Madden flat shoes / Balenciaga / Ray-Ban eye glasses / Shiseido , $54 / Bobbi Brown Cosmetics matte lipstick

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Wedding Details: Brides from the Back

Wedding Tales

A collage I created on polyvore of some breathtaking gowns that walked the runway in 2012/2013.  A trend that I LOVE, attention to detail, unique and just lovely.

Here are a few other beautiful wedding gown backs from this season. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ted Baker- Perfect Party Dresses for the Holidays

Ted Baker- Perfect Party Dresses for the Holidays

Ted Baker-

Step out in Style to your Holiday Party in one of Ted Bakers stunning and sexy dresses from the Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection. From Lace to Metallics- Ted is on trend with this years Party style. We've even got the perfect accessories to match your perfect Party Dress!
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Friday, November 30, 2012

Great Gifts for Young Children

It's the Holidays and If you haven't gathered by my previous posts. I have been busy shopping and scouting out neat ideas for holiday gifts! See below for some neat go to gifts for Young children. Honestly I refuse to buy my sons a 54 dollar Furbi that has bad reviews. Keep it simple, educational and fun for kids. I LOVE it when a child's gift doesn't need to break into the battery stash.

Great Gifts for Young Children

What I'm asking Grandma and Grandpa Santa to bring the Boys this year for Holiday  : )


Madpax Dinosaur Backpack (Big Girls)

I love these little tiny Backpacks.WE LOVE DINOSAURS! So the kids are going to NUTZ over them!!! Perfect size to store a few toys and travel size games in. Perfect size for their personal travel packs for long car rides  : )


Dino Lingo Holiday Badge - The Holiday Gifts for Kids Who Love to...

I recently found a great Forgien Language Learning System called Dino Lingo.

Here is my recent review I shared on the Learning System.  : )

"5 DVDs / 150 flash cards / 10 posters / a vocabulary book / a coloring book
world map / French flag / parents guide / a dinosaur plush toy

Right now $148.95 and free US shipping.

Dino Lingo usually has promotions or discounts on their learning packages. Honestly I don't think the price is to much.

You aren't just investing in entertainment for your child but a learning tool.

I have three boys 8, 6, and 3 they all were instantly engaged in the Spanish Dino Lingo learning kit.

I love how they have sample videos available on you tube ... so you can see for yourself the type of video material you will receive. Your not left in the dark about what to expect : )

Kids love learning new languages, so I think these kits would be great to suggest to grandparents that want to buy their grandchildren something different for the holiday."

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Little Pink Houses

the art of gifting : HIM

the art of gifting. master stocking stuffing

Gifts That Give: UNICEF Jewelry

Thursday, November 8, 2012

"Creating something that is universally beautiful. That is Art"

shu uemura art of beauty | Holiday 2012

karl lagerfeld for shu uemura
once upon a time, while the town was being decorated for Christmas with ornaments a small miracle took place in the atelier of Karl Lagerfeld’s castle.“mon shu girl” escaped from his sketchbook - a “dessin” come to life! spreading colorful times and holiday sparkle to girls around the world. mon shu girl dons Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic look and awakens the sleeping beauty that lies deep within. this holiday season, shu uemura and Karl Lagerfeld send a miracle of color and beauty that is a gift for every girl.

mon shu girl
Karl Lagerfeld was inspired by shu uemura and created mon shu girl to bring beauty to women around the world. mon shu girl is so fun, unique and trendy. be inspired by her and find the beauty inside of you and express it through colours and style! rock this holiday's trend: emerald smoky eyes and crimson lips.

shu uemura

Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura press event report from Paris

Karl Lagerfeld's shu uemura tutorial.
Explanations of Mr. Uchiide's make-up by Karl Lagerfeld 


"Creating something that is universally beautiful. That is Art"

This Holiday 2012 collection is youth and fun. Please be sure to check it out here is the link.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Indoor Camping Party for Kids

indoor camping birthday party

Woolrich Rough Rider Throw / Kikkerland Bear You’ve Been Travel Pillow / Log Pillow / Skitsch Fire Kit Table Lamp / Owl Fauna Pillow from Brown/Bone on Natural 100% Organic Cotton / Camping Bonfire Birthday Party Invitation / Authentic TeePee by Pacific Play Tents / Lanterns : Kiwi Camping Company

We just finished a group of camping invitations last week. They are really cute and the idea is such a fun theme for a birthday party.  Even if you wanted to Amp up a regular sleep over, how could the kids not have fun ... There are Smores Cookies for goodness sake! 

Christmas trees and hanging paper stars will egnight your young ones imagination and give the party a realistic feel.

Here is a Collection of the Items and Products found in the set. I WANT that BREAR! lol


Add a little crushed Graham cracker to your favorite chocolate chip recipe. Remove cookies before they are done
put a medium marsh mellow on top. Remove cookies when done and add your Hersey bar bit onto!

Storm Support Designs for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Storm Support creates products to support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Designers and artists are banding together, donating their time and effort to create these shirts and bags, and all proceeds will go to help rebuild the devastation caused by the storm.

100% of the proceeds go to the American Red Cross. Find out more at:

T-shirts are marked at 22.00 and The Tote bags are 18.00. What a great way to help those effected by Hurricane Sandy. 

About Us

"Storm Support is a design-centric effort to aid in the relief of those affected by Hurricane Sandy. It will be the main e-commerce hub enabling the sale of merchandise sourced from artists and designers who have been inspired to donate their skill to support those in need. All profits made on each purchase will be donated directly to rebuild the lives of the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
As New Yorkers, we have witnessed first hand the devastation Superstorm Sandy has caused to the homes, lives, and business of our friends, families, neighbors and communities throughout the Northeast. It quickly became clear to us the only thing that mirrored the need for support, was the desire to provide it.                         
So, we joined together to bring you Storm Support, a design-centric effort to aid in the relief of those affected by Superstorm Sandy. Storm Support serves as a hub, bringing together artists and designers who have been inspired to donate their skills to support those in need with the people across the world that are proudly committed to helping the victims of Sandy rebuild their lives and communities.
All proceeds on each purchase will be donated directly to relief efforts committed to the victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Thanks for your support!'

~Storm Report 

I couldn't wait to style these fantastic T-shirts and Totes.
I paired them with a current trend. Black Leather Biker Jacket, Boyfriend Jeans and a pair of classy heels.

Storm Support Designs

H&M short jacket, $48 / Alice + Olivia high heels / Marc by Marc Jacobs bangle watch / Karen Millen / Burberry blue eyeshadow / Burberry black eyeshadow / Burberry cosmetic

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What to Wear to Election Party Event

  1.  My Casual Election Day Style

    keep them guessing

    Denim top / Studded jacket / Raoul pleated mini skirt / 3.1 Phillip Lim black oxford shoes, $465 / Ted Baker metallic clutch / Ted Baker bangle bracelet / J.Crew square scarve

    A collection of Election Day Style


     What to Wear to Election Party Event

    Casual Events

    •  Casual political parties are always fun to attend. Mixing and matching red and blue floral prints, stripes, funky patterns with a pair of jeans or leather pants. You could always wear a black leather jacket with your favorite political campaign t-shirt with your jeans. Adding the I voted sticker affirms your devotion to the process, so wear it proudly. 


    • Political watch dinner parties are usually dressier events. Most of the time business attire or business casual is appropriate. Ladies will be seen wearing  cocktail dresses and heels. Wearing a dress is certainly not required, a nice alternative would be a well made paint suit with low heels. Adding a lovely colorful scarf or beautiful bag can add something with your personality to your style. 

    Formal Events

    •  Formal political events get very dressy and an evening gown is what you want to look for. Selecting a gown that isn't to short or relieving is very important. I personally think it is okay to where a higher heel with your long gown because it will create a more slender line. Adding a special clutch bag sets off your entire outfit.