Sleeping Your Way Thin

Struggling to control your weight?

Maybe it’s your sleep schedule instead of your diet that’s to blame, says Los Angeles-based celebrity nutritionist Ashley Koff.
“There’s such strong evidence now that inadequate sleep boosts hunger and slows your metabolism, both of which can have a huge impact on weight,” Koff says.   Fight back by making sure you’re getting quality shut-eye night after night.

I Got The Summertime Blues

Big bold ocean washed color pieces bring breezy glamour to your summer look.

Monica Vinader Turquoise Cocktail Ring
Every fashionista around knows that turquoise jewelry makes for classic, timeless style. The ultimate chic look can be achieved by teaming this gold and turquoise ring with a laid back white linen dress or coverup at the pool.

Monica Vinader

Amy Kahn Russell Blue Chalcedony and Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Butterfly Braclet

Inspired by nature and meant to symbolize happiness, this Statements by Amy Kahn Russell Blue Chalcedony and Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Butterfly Cuff Bracelet is sure to put a smile on your face.

Amy Kahn Russell

BLUE TREE NYC: Lucite Block Necklace

 Various shades of violet and blue intermingle along the length of this necklace reminding me of the place where sky meets ocean. The translucent “gems” allow will allow light to play upon the stones, naturally providing different colors to emerge as the day progresses and night falls.

Blue Tree NYC

When A Flat Iron Was A Flat Iron

Below are some of the latest and most interesting gadgets.

Greenion Technology

This flat irons utilizes breakthrough Greenion Technology that penetrates into the hair’s cuticle and cortex to better moisture levels leaving hair soft and shiny, stimulate faster and healthier growth, prevent damage by smoothing the cuticle and protect color treated hair.

What’s that mean?   Softer and healthier hair with less static.

Croc Greenion Flat Iron

 

 KQC X-Heat

This flat iron has been rated one of the Best Flat Iron on the market.  You can straighten, flip, curl and tame frizzy or rebellious hair for long-lasting shiny results. Equipped with an ultra-powerful Korean Ceramic Heater that provides precise and stable temperature. Heating up to 410°F in less than 30 seconds.

KQC X-Heat

 Avanti Wet to Dry Croc

One of the lightest flat iron you can get your hands on weighing in at only 0.88lbs. 

Adjustable Digital Temperature Display allow you to know the exact temperature for precision straightening. Avanti Wet to Dry flat iron heats up to a scorching 450°F in less than 30 seconds. The unique  ‘Wet to Dry’  features allows you to flatten your hair on wet hair saving you time from blow drying.

Avanti Wet to Dry Flat Iron

  H&R Tourlmaline Ceramic Flat Iron 

One of the most popular flat iron sold in Flat Iron Experts.  This flat iron features a “New Patented Suspended Plate Technology” that prevents pulling of your hair, meaning comfortable and painless styling.

H&R Tourmaline Ceramic Flat Ion

 Some flat irons can be quite pricey, but the newest technology is making it easier for us tame our tresses.  Only you can decide which iron is best for you and your budget.  Do your homework and ask your stylist.  You will definitely find the one for you.

2011 Summer Sizzlers

What are the top picks for a sizzling summer this year ?  We all, yes the guys too, want to keep cool while looking good.  Summer is the time for showing a lot of skin while still keeping in line the the HR departments where we work.  A soft cotton shrug or breezy silk shirt over our sexy summer tops enable us to make the quick change once 5:00 rolls around.  A tousled updo is definately on the list, there is nothing hotter than messy summer hair to turn heads.  Guys need to make the sock decision.  Sockless looks good with the right shoes.  A  great pair of slip ons in canvas or a nice leather pair of Dockers are the best picks.  If your guy does opt for wearing socks, make sure he switches to a lighter weight cotton one.  Period, cotton  breathes.  And don’t forget shorts. The right kind of shorts can draw major attention to a guy.  Now back to the ladies.  Natural makup.  Try wearing as little as possible to let your skin breath.  Face bronzers and spray tans have allowed us to look  dewy and natural all summer.  Stripes, bold colors, and last but certainly not least, the 70’s look.  Let’s take a peek.

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Steal The Look

Selena Gomez

Multiple starlets have been spotted wearing the Ali Ro Beaded Bow Striped Top over the past few months, but we think Selena wore it best by adding the pop of red in her scarf.  Her Dog Tags are oh so spot on too.

Ali Ro "Beaded-Bow" striped top, $220, neimanmarcus.com

 
BDG Easy Tee Striped Tunic $19.99, Urbanoutfitters.com
 

We aren't sure what Selena's Dog Tags say but they as well as the red knit scarf are easy to find in a wide range of prices.

 

 

 

Thanks But No Thanks, Sorry

Problem: You Bought a Product, then Found You Don’t Like/Want It

Not everyone can pull off the look below like Keyshia.  You bought Technicolor eye shadow or a $100 face cream, then realized it was a bad idea.  Now what?  Believe it or not, you can probably return it.  Many national drugstore chains, including CVS and Rite Aid, allow returns on beauty products—still in the package or already used—as long as you have a receipt.  The same goes for some department stores, such as Nordstrom and Bloomingdale’s. Many beauty specialty stores, like Sephora and Ulta (and their online sites), allow you to get your money back within 60 days.  And the shopping channels QVC and HSN accept returns within 30 days.  There can be exceptions, so check each store’s website for complete details.  You’ll have the most luck with a return if the product is unopened or barely used.

It’s Only Me

I have been a mixture of boho and casual sophistication my entire life.  Some may say that there is no meeting of the minds with that combination.  I find on certain days, I feel more laid back then others.  With that being said, I think that is why my ‘signature’ look is so eclectic. Pairing  inexpensive denim and other casual clothing items with cashmere or silk makes for a classic outfit.   A simple,  up-do on  your hair can also transform a casual look into something just a little bit more.  The best way to get a signature look is to accessorize and mix luxe fabrics.  You will be surprised how many compliments you receive.  With the influx of vintage I find it’s easier than ever to make your own fashion statement.

 

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