3 DIYs for Dressing Up Mason Jars

Thanks to their Southern flair and casual charm, mason jars have become a mainstay in kitchens, on tablescapes, and at cocktail bars. And with a little DIY magic, you can make them your own. Tune in for three ways to customize mason jars. See more in the video!

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Be Bold Football Style Colored in Gold, On The Road to NFC Divisional Round Playoffs

Now that the WildCard teams games are done and gone, its time to move onto the BIG games and why not be bold in your football style colored in gold, as we get on the road to the NFC Divisional Round Playoffs as we gear up for SuperBowl 50 NFL Fan Style! (Don’t worry, I’ll feature AFC Style game for you tomorrow!)

So we know who’s in, and it doesn’t matter what you’ve done to this point – of course experts and analysts can give their ‘two’ cents on who they think is going to win – but besides winning on the field – we want you to win – in #NFLfanSTYLE on the sidelines, in the stands, tailgating or at your own football throwdown!

 

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By the way, at the hype of the NFL season, on September 24, 2016 the NFL hosted an exclusive NFL Style Showdown in New York City and unveiled its Super Bowl 50 Women’s Apparel collection. The 2015 NFL season features a gold thematic (signifying the 50th) “golden” Super Bowl that will be visible on the field and in NFL apparel. Super Bowl 50 apparel incorporates golden elements in a diverse array of styles, such as a golden “50” logo that reflects the host region’s historic Gold Rush in the broader setting of the Golden State.

I’ve been loving the gold accents to this NFL season! How about you!?

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Nine Ways to Nail NYE

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Hello everyone!

It’s time to bring out the big balloons and these styling tricks are gonna make it mega. From coordinates, tassels, gold to faux fur, earrings, brooches and skinny scarfs – we discovered it all with ASOS recently.

Go full throttle and pair mega sequin dresses or sparkling metallic co-ords with mirrored clutches and look-at-me jewelry. Who said disco was dead?

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Soft to the touch and instantly chic, faux fur is here to give your look major moves. Whether you’re giving your party piece a fierce but fuzzy feeling with a colorful scarf, ramping up your going-out gear with a cosy-cool patchwork coat, or bringing the fun vibes to bags and belts with a pompom keychain, the options are endless.

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From can’t-stop-shimmying dresses and playsuits, to sassy fringe clutch bags and shoes, plus the dreamiest 80s heirloom earrings, take these to the dance floor, pronto.

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Don’t believe us, shop, create and scout out more here.

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

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MODAGE Style Bus Heads to New York for the Best in Vintage Shopping

Hello and attention vintage lovers!

Are you longing for “new to you” fabulous finds in 2016?  If so, the MODAGEStyle bus is heading north again to the Big Apple for a day of exclusive vintage shopping. Join the tour on February 6, 2016 – scope out the details below and purchase your tickets here.

Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing chauffeured limousine bus ride to New York City!  Oh, and no worries about paying tolls, stopping for gas, and looking for ideal parking, we have everything covered.  We are turning heads and stepping off the luxe bus in style at each tour stop!

Our attendees will experience true vintage styles from the 1920’s-80’s by top designers.  A vast array of vintage clothing, accessories, home decor, collectables, retro items and more for both men and women.  As a bonus, you may even spot a celebrity or two.

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The MODAGE Style Tour admission includes:

  • An afternoon of exclusive vintage and resale shopping.
  • A visit to the Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg.
  • Admission to the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is included in the price of your ticket.
  • Luxe roundtrip transportation to New York City.
  • Non-stop vintage mobile cinema.
  • Lunch at Dallas BBQ {lunch is not included in your admission}.
  • Breakfast bites, healthy snacks and beverages throughout the day.
  • Style tips from the MODAGE Style team.
  • Personalized attention from our MODAGE approved vintage vendors and professionals.

This tour is highly recommended for personal stylists, fashion bloggers, designers and Style Mavens with a passion for special pieces to compliment their preexisting wardrobes and lifestyle. Explore all things vintage on this customized tour with fellow Style Mavens!

Reserve your ticket today, space is limited.

Thanks for reading,

Monica

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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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Thanks for reading,

Monica

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#LoveYourCurls with Dove

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Hello everyone!

Ever notice that there isn’t a curly-hair emoji for all the best moments in life? Like when you’re having an especially good hair day? Download the Dove Love Your Curls Emojis Keyboard to start expressing your beautiful curly self.

Dove’s “Love Your Curls” emoji keyboard, which is complete with 27 curly hair designs that represent various skin tones and hair colors. From blonde and brunette wavy-haired characters to rosy-cheeked babies with Afros and redheads braving rain showers under an umbrella, there’s a curly-haired emoji for every girl and woman.

Learn more here and reveal some major curly-girl inspiration!

Thanks for reading!

Monica

 

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A Natural Beauty – Skincare to Makeup

Hello everyone!

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

by Monica Byrd at Mode

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

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Release Fine Fragrance with the Touch of Your Skin

Hello everyone!

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

{Note: This is a sponsored post. #sponsored #CaressForever}

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We Had a Date with Rock the LunchBox

Hello everyone!

Recently, my son and I #RocktheLunchbox when we built a healthy lunch snack during our outing. After purchasing the food products and items at our local Safeway grocery store, we rushed home to pull out all the healthy food goodies.

Beyond the fact that I was accepted into the Influenster campaign, we were extremely excited to get to know the different brands from Annie’s Homegrown, Rudi’s Organic Bakery, Applegate and Honest Kids.

If you aren’t familiar with Influenster, it’s a free-to-join community of trendsetters, social media masterminds, and educated consumers who live to give opinions of products and experiences.  After signing up, you can pick short activities to do based upon your interests, and Influenster will send out Vox Boxes with products, coupons, or singular products to test based on your interests in exchange for honest reviews.

RockTheLunchBox-CouponsRock the Lunchbox was there the whole way as Elijah and I decided on the Annie’s Homegrown Cheddar Bunnies, Rudi’s Organic Bakery Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Applegate’s Halftime Meals and Honest Kids Organic Drink – as we selected nutritious lunches for the week. We especially loved the Applegate Halftime Meals – it was a complete box filled with healthy options!

Preparing lunch sometimes for a ‘picky kid’ can be a bit frustrating – especially when you’re a mom that enjoys ‘trying’ new things! The overall goal was to us – moms and dads – prepare better-for-you lunches for their kids. We’d love to #RocktheLunchBox again!

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Monica

Note: Although, I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, all words and opinions are of my own.

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