Friday, September 28, 2012

#FashionFriday : How to wear a scarf

Beauties today is #FashionFriday - the best day of the week!

Scarves are undoubtedly one of the most important accessories to have in your wardrobe. Wearing a scarf adds instant color, texture and style to any outfit that you choose to wear. The best thing about having a few scarves in your wardrobe is that you can wear it during any season, on any given day, no matter what the weather may be like.

Now the question that comes to mind is: Is there a certain way to wear a scarf?

Reality is, there is not just one way to style a scarf...There's about forty (40) ways to wear a scarf!

                                                                                 Source: via Mia on Pinterest

Now it's your turn: What is your favorite way to wear a scarf?  Let us know in the comments! We love hearing from you....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Getting over Hump Day with sneekpeaq

It's Hump-Day Beauties!

Wednesdays can be the most difficult day of the week. It's that one day when moods can be at there very lowest. The thought of  struggling to get everything important taken care of is an instant buzz-kill!  This is something that everyone goes through - But it doesn't have to be that way!

One of the many "guilty pleasures" that we like to indulge in on Hump Day, is checking out what the  daily deals are on  Yes, you guessed it: online shopping is the easiest way to lifting your's an undeniable fact!  Any-who....

Sneekpeeq is an online retailer that has daily offers on every kind of item you can think of. Most of the products that are featured are unique and fashionable. The products that are showcased are from well known brands who specialize in skin care, fashion apparel, jewelry and even household items can be found. So, needless to say,  you will always find that one special find that you just have to buy! Trust me, this is very true - My husband can attest to it ;) 

Really, the best part about sneekpeaq is that not only are there new items featured almost everyday - BUT once you become one of their New Members, you automatically receive a $10 credit plus a free gift just for signing up. It's always nice to get something for FREE, right?

Which brings up the question: What is the featured item today?  Take a look at this MUST have "eyecandy....

Eyecandy coolers are back with their strap-free, chillable eye coolers! These cute little cucumber slices help to rejuvenate the delicate skin around your eyes. Having these on hand are really great - whenever you feel the need to just lay your head back and relax, simply place them on your eyes - and get immediate relief!  Eyecandy coolers are fun, flirty and functional, these are great for your next at-home spa day!

We adore the Classic Chillin' Cucumber eye coolers - they're a great combination of old and new, and yours for only $1 with your $10 New Member Credit!

Additionally... Here is a free gift for becoming a new sneakpeeq member: 

Welcome autumn with open arms and get a look lifted from the pages of October's fashion mags. The Autumn Glow Bracelet has a rustic appeal, perfect for the season's warm sweaters and rich textures. Pair it with wraps, jackets and coats, and watch your cold-weather wardrobe come to life.

Now it's your turn:  Get your FREE Autumn Glow Bracelet while supplies last! Please come back and let us know what items you saw on sneakpeaq that are now your must have products! We look forward to speaking with you!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Staying Fresh with Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal


There's nothing worse than using a deodorant that does not work properly.

Unfortunately, we have all been that woman who at one point or another needs to find a new deodorant to use because the brand we currently use is no longer getting the job done. It is not always easy to find a deodorant that will keep you completely dry and odor free during those moments when you need it most.

Trust me, there is a solution!

For the past few weeks I have been product testing a new brand of deodorant: Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal. 

The Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal Roll-On is hypoallergenic, fragrance free, and does not have any aluminum chlorohydrate. Why is that important? Certain deodorants that have aluminum chlorohydrate as an ingredient tend to be harsh on skin causing redness and irritation.

Instead of using such a harsh ingredient, this roll on contains chamomile in it which soothes and moisturizes the skin. If you are familiar with using roll-on deodorants, you can agree that some deodorants can take a long time drying after application. That's not the case with Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal. For best results, all you have to do is shake the container then apply to underarms. It literally takes less than 5 min to dry, leaving skin soft and silky.

Similar to the roll-on deodorant, the Spray Mist is also hypoallergenic, fragrance free, has no preservatives and no aluminum chlorohydrate. The only two ingredients in the Spray Mist are: purified water and natural mineral salts.... That's it!

Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal Pros:

No strong perfume odor
The roll-on is non-sticky
No need for reapplications
Does not cause itchiness/peeling/irritation
Roll-on is not slimy or messy as some gel deodorants can be
Does not stain clothing
Drys completely - there is no clumping and no residue is left on skin

Spray Mist Pros:

Formula is very light
Has no strong odor
Has no fumes when sprayed
The spray is not sticky on skin
Does not burn or irritate freshly shaven underarms
Works on underarms and feet

Not only are underarms sensitive and in need of protection but so are our lips. In addition to the deodorants, a third product was also tested: MoistStic Natural Lip Protection.

MoistStic lip balm has a unique blend of natural ingredients (Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Lanolin, Peppermint Oil, Vitamin E and Tea Tree Oil) which are used to provide a protective layer to lips. All of these natural ingredients have properties that soothe and heal dry lips helping preserve smooth healthy skin.

The benefits of using this lip balm are felt immediately upon application. The lip balm glides easily on lips; once applied there is a light tingling sensation on lips. The tingling is a result of the tea tree oil penetrating into the skin leaving lips smooth to the touch. The best time to apply MoistStic lip balm is right after taking a shower or washing the face, and applying it before going to bed.

During the time these three products were used, the benefits were noticed immediately. It is true: products that contain only natural ingredients often become personal favorites. As a result, Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal (roll on) and Spray Mist Body Deodorant are highly recommended to anyone who is not currently satisfied with their deodorant!

For more detailed product information, pricing and where these products can be purchased, please visit Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal website / facebook / twitter

Now it's your turn: Would you like a chance to try Naturally Fresh Deodorant products for free? Every Friday, Naturally Fresh Deodorant has a "Freebie Friday" where fans have the chance on winning free samples! Don't forget! Make sure you "like" them on facebook today!

Disclosure: I received complimentary products for testing and review. All opinions and photos used in this post are 100% my own.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

How To Do-It-Yourself : Chevron Nails #NailArt

During the past few months Do-It-Yourself  nail-art has come to be one of the most popular crafts seen YouTube. Personally, I am not that much of a Do-It-Yourself  kind of gal, but with the help of my nine year old daughter - we have spent time trying most of the nail art tutorials; some with great success - others not so much!

Over the summer vacation, my Little Diva was been bitten by the vlog bug. She enjoys sitting on the floor in the office or in her bedroom with either the IPAD or laptop watching  videos on You-Tube. She has tried quite a few of the most popular nail art styles, such as polka dots, water marble, ombre, and half moons. 

Recently, she told me she wants to try doing Chevron nail-art. From what I have seen, there seems to be several ways to get this colorful zig-zag pattern done on your nails.

Luckily, I was researching through tons of emails this morning when I just happened to come across a DIY Chevron Nail Art tutorial from Birchbox.  According to the tutorial, you need two things - a sharp pair of Scrapbook Scissors and clear tape. The only side-note about doing this particular nail art style is that it is better to complete it within two days.

But, please don't take my word for it. All you need is about three minutes to watch the video to see how simple achieving a Chevron nail really is:

Now it's your turn: How do you typically get your nails painted? Do you try these DIY nail tutorials? OR are you a classic beauty that chooses to stick with solid nail color? Let us know in the comments! 

PS - Don't forget about the Photo Collage Contest we are starting on our facebook page! We are in the process of working out the details - so please stay tuned for more info - Better yet, to make sure you don't miss a thing, make sure to like our page!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Six Must Have Fall Fashion Pieces

Six Must Have Fall Fashion Pieces

Happy Friday Beauties!

Today's Fashion feature post is a collection of Six Must Have Fall Fashion Pieces. The season is changing which means it's time to change-up or add certain pieces to your wardrobe that can be worn effortlessly.

From Left to Right as seen in the Fall Fashion Collage:

1.Great Score Jacket - A relaxed fitted jacket in silky fabric with a silver-tone zipper. It's the perfect style jacket that can be worn with any type of outfit.

2. Retro Right Dress - Tribal prints, relaxed silhouette, has an attached sash that ties defining the waist. The dress is eye catching and figure flattering!

3. Alpine Style Sweater - Double duty sweater can be worn paired with jeans or worn over a dress. Can be worn open or tied at the waist.

4. Tanks for Everything - These come as a set: a black with silver sparkle and a solid fuchsia. These can be worn either separately or layered together. Simple design that will add some instant color and texture paired with jeans, leggings or even a skirt.

5. High Drama Pumps - Color-blocking in neutrals: black, brown and camel. In faux suede with a 3/4" platform and 4 1/2" heel.

6. Great Details Pants - Slim fit, cropped length with a small slit at the ankle these elegant cigarette pants in black are essential this fall. These slim pants can be paired with almost any fashion piece imaginable!

The more I look at this Fashion collage, the more I realize that these are must haves for this Fall simply because not only are the pieces trendy but they really make styling outfits that much easier - In my opinion that's definitely worth their cost! 

Please stay tuned for more fashion posts similar to this one as we are working on getting more essential fashion pieces, jewelry, accessories and much, much more!  If you have a few seconds, subscribe to the blog this way you can make sure you don't miss a thing!

For detailed information as in sizes, pricing, and availability please just use the links or go to the "Boutique" page to be directed straight to the online store.

Now it's your turn: Of these Six Must Have Fall Fashion Pieces, which ones can you see yourself wearing this season?   Let us know in the comments!

Monday, September 10, 2012

What You Didn't Know About: bagblaze

Of all the fashion accessories a women has, there is one accessory a woman needs on a daily basis. Do you know what that accessory is? If you haven't figured it out yet, we are referring to the Handbag.

Finding a fashionable yet high quality handbag can sometimes be a challenge. Not all handbags are made equal - and that's a fact!

With so many online shopping sites to choose from, finding that one handbag that fits our fashion style can be either a-hit-or-miss. The last thing you want to happen is that you purchase a handbag online - anxiously awaiting its arrival - then when the handbag arrives, you notice that the handbag is everything you DON'T like! I have had this happen to me before and let's just say I was no happy camper.

So, what's the solution to avoiding this type of fashion "casualty" from happening? A company called: bagblaze.

Bagblaze is an online retailer focused on providing a wide variety of trendy, fashion forward handbags at competitive prices. Most of the handbags offered on bagblaze are conveniently priced around $39.95 - however there is also a Daily Special offered showcasing a particular handbag on sale for that one day.

Here is a video explaining what these "Daily Specials" are and how they work:

While browsing their online site, we noticed that bagblaze has quite the selection of merchandise. Among some of the items, you will notice handbags suited for every type of situation:

"From dressy satchels to slouchy hobos for happy hours to evening clutches for date nights and casual totes for the workplace or everyday carryall handbag.."

It is fitting to say that bagblaze definitely understands the importance of having a highly fashionable handbag - without sacrificing quality.  We are not the only ones who think this way - bagblaze has been featured in Issues of People, InStyle, and Glamour magazines.

This is one of the many reasons why we are extremely excited to share the good news that we have recently entered into a partnership with bagblaze - with YOU in mind!

What does this mean for our fashion savvy readers and subscribers?

It means that in the next week or so, we will have the chance to review one of their high fashion handbags - share our findings with you and host a fashion handbag giveaway event where you will have a chance to win a FREE bagblaze handbag and have it shipped directly to YOU!

How sweet is that? Are you as excited as we are?!?

In the meantime, let me invite you to take a sneekpeak at the wide selection of fashion handbags bagblaze has to offer by checking out this post on our facebook page 

Now it's your turn: Were you able to get your special invitation? Of all the fabulous handbags, which one fits your fashion style? Let us know in the comments!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Opportunities with Eden Fantasys

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Yesterday afternoon as we were trying our best to get back into the swing of things after having a long weekend, I took a few minutes to write a brief post on our Facebook page timeline sharing news about a few new things that are coming to the blog.

Here is a portion of that facebook post just in case you were not able to see it:

"I wanted to let ya'll in a little news: We have a few special posts coming on the website this week. One involves high fashion accessories and another is all about "fantasies"....oooh the team here is excited and tickled pink about this great opportunity for our readers!! Please stay tuned for more juicy deets - coming soon. Promise! xxx -Mia"

In honor of this post, we wanted to fill you in on one of the new partnerships we have made in the past few weeks.

I am almost certain that most of you, our wonderful friends and readers, are somewhat familiar with Eden Fantasys.   I had heard of them at the beginning of my blogging career, which was a little over two years ago. At first, I have to be honest in saying that I was not completely sold on the idea of forming a relationship with a company that caters to only adults.

One of my goals as a blogger and business owner is to focus on women and our lifestyle. As such I want to share my opinions and knowledge about fashion, beauty, skin care and everything that revolves around these topics. After spending some quality time researching and thinking, I have made my decision to say yes to this blogging partnership opportunity.*

Why would we decide to do this? Simple: Every woman has certain needs and desires. It does not matter what age you are, what your race is or even what your social standing may be. Every single woman wants to be feel "satisfaction". Feeling completely satisfied as a woman is not only important but it is essential to being a happy fulfilled human being.  And who better to help walk us through this than Eden Fantasys?

As a woman, wife, mother, friend, business owner, and blogger I want to dedicate a special part of the blog to this topic  of adult lifestyle.

What can you expect to see? Expect to read product reviews on cosmetics, fashion apparel (lingerie & clothing section), books, including any site promotions (this includes hosting giveaways) that we will be allowed to share with you.

Of course, there will be times when other adult lifestyle topics and reviews will cross the pages of this blog, however, we are making this promise to YOU - our readers and friends : Our product reviews and articles will ALWAYS continue to be of the highest level of class and sophistication as we have always striven for. This will NEVER change. 

Now it's your turn: If you have not done so already, take a few minutes to browse through Eden Fantasys website. What sections of the website are you interested in? Are there any specific products that you want to read about first? 

Please let us know in the comments - we are very excited about this new venture and want to make YOU a part of this opportunity too!

*To learn more about Eden Fantasys Blogger Program please click here*