So Much to Celebrate: The Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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We are super excited to showcase brands this May with gifts of love for mom – from fashion, beauty, decor, jewelry and accessories as we celebrate moms fiercely!

A Rare Jewel Apparel offers rhinestone and inspirational tshirts. We also provide custom tshirts, so we welcome your designs.  Learn more about the brand here.

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Hello Gorgeous says Mary Kay. Mary Kay is one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics in the world. Be sure to connect with Lynne here as she’s ready to serve you and she’s an ADVANCED Color Consultant – using MK products is best way to enhance your beauty! 

 

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Linell Ellis’ handbags and accessories for the woman who believes that true luxury is found in lifes experiences. “Theresa Tote in Red”- It’s finally the weekend and you have things to do and places to see. As you head out the door to meet your girlfriends, you grab your new Theresa Tote. The clean lines and buttery soft leather have become your go-to. Placing your keys in the zippered pocket and your phone in the slip pocket leaves plenty of room for a small clutch just in case happy hour is on the horizon. Check it out here.

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Tell your story with a meaningful, customizable Living Locket by Origami Owl® . Choose the Charms that represent your passions, memories, dreams and the things you love and capture them in your Living Locket. Let Robin pick out the perfect locket gift for your favorite lady in your life, learn more here.

 

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Strut_DC’s Mobile MoGals bring to you a Boutique On wheels. TheStrutTruck offers Stylish, Trendy, USA Made Fashion to you!  Shop the truck online today here.

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Be sure to follow these brands via their website and social media pages:

The Strut Truckwww.theStrutTruck.com / Twitter: @theStrutTruck, Facebook: @theStrutTruck, Instagram:@theStrutTruck

Robin Harris’ Origami Owlwww.robinharris.origamiowl.com / Facebook: Origami Owl-Robin Harris, Independent Designer, Instagram: @Lockets_By_Puddy

A Rare Jewel Apparel – www.etsy.com/shop/ARareJewelApparel / Twitter: @NOLAJewels, Facebook: A Rare Jewel Apparel, Instagram: @rarejewelapparel,

Linell Ellis  – www.linellellis.com / Twitter: @linellellis, Facebook: Linell Ellis, Instagram @linellellis

Lynne Peace by Mary Kay – www. marykay.com/lynn2army / Instagram: @lynnepeace_esq, Twitter @lynnepeace

 

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Where Are All the Chic Derby & Dress Hats?

It wouldn’t be a derby without the hats! Go big, bold and bright with these winning styles.

An extravagant sinamay bow trimmed with floaty feathers pretties up a headband fascinator in a vibrant hue.

Feathered Sinamay Fascinator Headband

A subtle touch of gold adds chic shimmer to a woven pillbox hat appointed with a feminine bow and polka dot veil for a touch of elegant mystery.

Bridal Hats Bridal Hair Accessories

Oversized floppy hat in mono color block offers a woven straw, color-block design, domed crown and oversized floppy brim or wide-cut floppy brim.

Straw Floppy Hat In Color Block

 

Oversized Straw Floppy Hat In Mono Color Block

A felt Rag & Bone fedora in a feminine hue. A wide grosgrain band lends a polished finish.

Floppy Brim Fedora

Handcrafted straw trilby in ‘natural’ beige. Pinch-front crease. Satin grosgrain ribbon in cream at shoulder. Logo plaque in silver-tone at face. Textile browband. Tonal stitching. Straw.

Beige Large Classic Charles Trilby

 

The crowning glory of a Southern belle’s ensemble? A standout hat.

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St. Patrick’s Day Fashion Feed

You can get away with wearing green today even if you’re not Irish!  Join us for our St. Patrick’s Day Fashion Feed for style inspiration and potential great additions to your wardrobe, whether it’s a St. Patrick’s day celebration or a lovely spring day.

Public Desire Vegas Khaki Caged Shoe Boots: Manchester footwear label Public Desire aims to tread (stylishly) where others don’t. Its ghillie sandals and gladiator heels help tie up your new-season fashion goals, while pom-pom trims and foil finishes create notice-me styles.

Public Desire Vegas Khaki Caged Shoe Boots

LINGO Pointed Ballet Flats:  Inspired by fashion’s most covetable trends; providing you with a cutting edge wardrobe season upon season.

LINGO Pointed Ballet Flats

Mini Cape With Holographic Sequins And Fringe: The ASOS Collection makes and breaks the fashion rules. Scouring the globe for inspiration,

Mini Cape With Holographic Sequins And Fringe

SALON Floral Embroidered Bandeau Midi Prom Dress: 

  • Mid-weight scuba
  • Lined design
  • Bandeau neckline
  • Adjustable removable straps
  • Inner gripper tape for a secure fit
  • Boned bodice
  • Hook and eye zip back fastening

SALON Floral Embroidered Bandeau Midi Prom Dress

Self Portrait Azaelea Dress: New London label Self Portrait is as much crisp-cut androgyny as it is softy girliness. Wearing their street style influences on their sheer mesh sleeves, Self Portrait play with fabrics and textures across a cool collection of modern classic pieces, cocktail dresses and perfectly structured t-shirts.

Self Portrait Azaelea Dress

Vila Wrap Front Body-Conscious Dress:

  • Plunge neckline
  • Wrap front design
  • Close cut body-conscious fit

Vila Wrap Front Body-Conscious Dress

ASOS CURVE Blazer In Crepe With Slim Lapel:

  • Woven crepe
  • Lined sleeves
  • Slim, longline lapels
  • Tacked pockets
  • Regular fit – true to size

ASOS CURVE Blazer In Crepe With Slim Lapel

Fashion Union Boucle Top with Collar:

  • Woven textured fabric
  • Point collar
  • Cropped length
  • Zip back
  • Regular fit – true to size

Fashion Union Boucle Top with Collar

Yumi Kim Split Up Dress: Brushstroke florals accent this full-length Yumi Kim wrap dress. Self belt. Fitted long sleeves. Unlined.

Yumi Kim Split It Up Dress

Trousers: High-waisted, wide-leg Versace pants in a vivid print. Slant front pockets and welt back pockets. Hook-and-eye closure and zip fly.

Versace Trousers

Gotham Small Bauletto Satchel: A small Marc Jacobs satchel with a boxy look, rendered in pebbled leather. The wraparound zip opens to a lined, 3-pocket interior. Rolled handles and optional, adjustable shoulder strap. Dust bag included.

Gotham Small Bauletto Satchel

Alexis Bittar Elongated Double Band Ring Set: A pair of Alexis Bittar rings connected by a fine chain. A long lucite stone trims one ring.

Alexis Bittar Gold Mint GreenJonathan Adler Lacquer Jewelry Box: Lacquered wood lends a glossy finish to this Jonathan Adler jewelry box. A lock and key open to the microsuede interior, which has 2 large compartments, 8 small compartments, and a ring pillow at its base. 6 hooks and 2 pouches detail the lid.

Jonathan Adler Lacquer Jewelry Box

… with dresses, jewels, shoes and decor – whatever your green favorites tell you – you’ll be all sorts of fresh selecting from our Fashion Feed!

Offering irresistible fashion and fast off the runway styles, score a wardrobe win no matter the dress code.
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Clarins Fights The Holiday Face Bloat

Hello everyone!

With the holidays rapidly approaching, salted snacks and sugary treats will be within an arm’s reach at every turn. While the immediate pleasure is undeniable, the resulting effects on your skin – not so much.

Never fear because below you’ll find a list of some of the biggest enemies in the battle of the bloat, all of which may be combatted by Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Duo – a revolutionary formula with Clarins’ breakthrough Total V Contouring Complex.

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Inspired by the Asian beauty ritual, which highlights flawlessly contoured features, in just 4 weeks you’ll see a refined profile, facial contours and lifted jawline.

CHEESE & DAIRY – Sadly, our bodies struggle to break down dairy and the enzyme lactase. The digestion of these hard-to-process bits of deliciousness cause gas and bloating.

 

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ALCOHOL – Making merry often includes a toast or two, but the sugar hidden within these delectable drinks can add some volume to your face and neck. From spiked eggnog to champagne to candy cane martinis, stay away!

 

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TURKEY – A classic holiday dish laden with sodium! Delicious and even nutritious – but beware the bloat! Instead of the bloat, fight the bloat with Clarins!

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Monica

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If you’ve got a product or service that is centered around – gifts for her (style, fashion, beauty), gifts for the home, gifts under $100) –  we’d love to have you featured in the MOST FASHIONABLE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!
 
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Got Lashes? Fall into the Season with Wet N Wild Mascara

Hello everyone!

With the fall season already under way, and winter right around the corner, getting season ready is key when want to look refreshed.  Restore your beauty bin with Wet N Wild Max Volume Plus Mascara – this headlining IMG_20150502_090033mascara is not for the faint of heart, blowing out your amps for ten times the volume intensity of your natural lashes. The mascara is formulated with macadamia nut, jojoba, and olive oils for conditioning.

 

 

We all want to look our best – especially in brisk temps. Besides giving you that lift your lashes desire, the Wet N Wild Max Volume Plus Mascara as an essential for voluminous clump free lashes.

Ready to get lashed?

Learn more here.

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Monica

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A Natural Beauty – Skincare to Makeup

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Of course we all know that Mother Nature has a cure for almost everything, and many beauty brands are keeping their ingredients list as close to the earth as possible. Using only certified organic ingredients can be limiting, so not all brands go that far, but you can take comfort in knowing that the brands we selected use either organic ingredients or a mix of natural and organic ingredients.

Indulge in a few of our favorites here.

 

Check out A Natural Beauty – Skincare + Makeup

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Monica

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Release Fine Fragrance with the Touch of Your Skin

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Preparing your beauty treatment for the spring and summer season – you must try the Caress Forever Collection.

The Caress Forever Collection is the world’s first body wash with fragrance touch technology. The breakthrough technology of Fragrance Release PearlsTM releases bursts of perfume with every touch of your skin. The collection delivers long-lasting, unforgettable, fine fragrance for up to 12 hours.

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The Caress Forever Collection is taking body washes to a new level. Available in two scents; choose Love or Adore?

Love Forever: Rich floriental sweetness blended with lush dark berries and the freshly picked Scarlet Red Rose

Adore Forever: Irresistibly romantic fragrance with touches of melting honey, vanilla and the freshly picked Angel Face Rose

After trying the collection, I’m in love with the Adore Forever body wash.  I love the thickness of the body wash. It lathered up so good and made me feel so fresh. The long lasting smell was great! The price is perfect for such great quality!

Aside from the refreshing long-lasting (up to 12 hours!) fragrance, the body washes thoroughly cleanse without drying out skin. Plus, the packaging is just so freakin’ pretty. The sleek black bottle exudes a luxe feel that you typically don’t find with drugstore brands.

Grab a few bucks and head to the store! Caress Forever Collection body washes available at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide, $3.99

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Monica

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Get Spring Ready with Clarins Beauty Special Through April 30th

Hello everyone!

Clarins is offering $50 Spa Facials for the month of April at The Fashion Centre at Pentagon City.

Haven’t you felt the warm temps and spring changes coming – kick this week off with a spa facial. Here’s your chance to enjoy a spa facial with Clarins. From the Super Restorative Facial which provides intensive nourishment and hydration to reactivate the plump, peachy-smooth luminosity of youthful looking skin. Contouring and detoxifying massage restores definition, brightens features and minimizes the appearance of age spots. The ultimate wake-up call for mature skin.

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Don’t stress!  Get the Radiance Reviver. Dull, tired, stressed skin is intensively detoxified and recharged with a cocktail of antioxidants and super revitalising plant extracts which restore health and radiance. Think multi-vitamin for the skin.

Spring time is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s when the plants start to bloom with new life and everything seems so much brighter. The sun starts to shine through, people appear happier and it gets warmer too. All those elements mixed into one creates the perfect backdrop for a beauty escape. This spring, treat yourself to a new spring routine with a spa facial.

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Monica

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