Thursday, December 31, 2015

Skincare Tutorial: Dermaflash Essential Kit

In 2016 I resolve to have clear, beautiful, and healthy skin. So, I'm very grateful to People StyleWatch Magazine and DERMAFLASH for providing me with a Dermaflash Essential Kit for free for review purposes. This product is easy to use and very effective. After following all the steps, my skin really felt like I just stepped out of a professional facial at a luxe spa. At $189, the price seemed like it could discourage some, but now that I've tried it I'm convinced it's a great value. If you regularly get facials, which can run around $60-100, then this will save you both time and money.

You can view my full video tutorial here:

I've outlined the main steps below, to give you the basic idea.

Step 1: Charge the device on the base for at least 5 hours.

Step 2: Cleanse your face with the "Prep" cleanser.

Step 3: Glide your device into one of the grooves on the edges cartridge. Press down lightly and then pull up to remove one of the edges.

Cool feature - see the light blue oval markings towards the bottom of each edge? Those loosen or pop off if an edge has been used. That's how you can tell the edge on the far right has already been used and you should select another.

Step 4: Turn on the device by pressing the hummingbird button for at least 2 seconds. The hummingbird light should be solid (not pulsing) if the device is fully charged. The device should make a subtle noise like an electric toothbrush when it is on. Then, glide the device in a downward motion along the contours of your face for about 5 minutes.

Step 5: Turn of the device and apply the "Soothe" hydrating cream to your face. Voila! Now, you have beautiful, smooth, healthy skin. Repeat once per week (at most). If you have sensitive skin like mine, I would recommend once every 2-3 weeks.

You can learn more about this product on DERMAFLASH's official website. The Essential Kit is available for purchase online from Sephora. Click HERE to purchase.

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This is a sponsored post. The DERMAFLASH Essential Kit was provided to me for free 
for review purposes from DERMAFLASH and People StyleWatch Magazine.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tory Burch Sample Sale Review

It's reaching the final hours of Clothingline's Tory Burch Sample Sale in NYC. It ends at 5pm today. So, I wanted to let you know about some of the great finds I saw there earlier this week. All of the prices have since been reduced - so hurry, everything will go quickly I'm sure!

Clothingline is located at: 261 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor. 

Highlights included: Tees for $45, Long Sleeve Blouses and Tunics for $95, Cardigans $95, Shorts/Skirts/Pants $85, Dresses $175, Jackets/Blazers $195, and Boots $300.

There wasn't a large selection of shoe styles, but they did have most sizes in each size. There weren't any Reva Flats, but there were some really nice over-the-knee boots.

There were lots of clothes in all different sizes. I've included below a look at the very extensive collection of Size 8 items.

The cardigans were particularly popular. They were cheaper than all the other types of sweaters too!

The shearlings were gorgeous. If you are looking for a nice vest or jacket and willing to invest $450, I'd definitely recommend you take a look at that section!

They had the same style dresses in just about every size. Here's a look at the dresses on the Size 2 rack.

The handbag selection was a little sparse and only really had some very basic styles. They were all around $200-300, so I didn't feel there were any major bargains in that department. Wallets were at the cashier are and around $90.

Here are some close-ups of a few of my favorite things at the sale. I tried on quite a few items and found that the sizes really varied. I ended up purchasing items of all different sizes, so it's good to shop around on some of the surrounding racks rather than just on the one rack in your size.

This black and white dress was the best deal of the sale. It retailed for around $895 and I got it for $175! It has some really beautiful embroidery detail.

There were a number of scuba-style dresses like the one below. The other style I tried on had long sleeves and was about the same length.

This sweater was pretty pricey at $115 but I absolutely love it. It's 100% cashmere and has a really flattering fit. I love the little button detail on the back and the subtle embroidered "T" logo at the bottom right. It's a really nicely designed and comfortable piece. In addition to navy, it also came in pink and tan.

I was really psyched to find this blouse because the "Equidae"  equestrian horse is one of my all-time favorite Tory Burch prints. This was the only style they had in this print, but I thought it was really lovely and a great deal at $95.

The only down side of the sale is that they do not accept returns, only exchanges of 1 item in your total purchase. I actually picked up one dress and had a bit of buyer's remorse. So, rather than getting back my $175 I had to go back and see if there was another dress style I preferred.  A bit of a bummer but I actually did end up with something I really liked.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List!

A bit puzzled looking for some last minute gifts? Check out my gift guides below that are sure to cover everyone on  your list. You'll need to hurry, these items are selling out fast and guaranteed Christmas delivery ends at a lot of stores this weekend.

Dads, Grandpas, Brothers, & Boyfriends

Moms & Grandmas

Babies & Kids

Host / Hostess

Daugters, Sisters, & Girlfriends (Students)

Daughters, Sisters, & Girlfriends (Recent Grads / 20's)

Daughters, Sisters, & Girlfriends (30's-40's)

Happy Holidays!
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Monday, December 7, 2015

Gift Guide: Jack the Bulldog, Man's Best Friend

Whether you're shopping for your brother, boyfriend, dad, or even grandpa - who doesn't love James Bond? Through several generations he's continued to be debonair, fearless, and irresistible. 

The latest installation of the 007 saga is no different. Daniel Craig soars to new heights in this year's "Spectre" with the most gorgeous women, breathtaking scenery, and tricked-out cars we have ever seen. 

If you loved "Skyfall", you may notice that Daniel Craig isn't the only familiar face in the latest film. Jack the Bulldog, M (Judy Dench)'s quirky bulldog figurine enrobed in a regal Union Jack survives the blast and makes another notable appearance. This time, he's on Bond's coffee table in his chic London flat - a little worse for wear, but still standing strong.

British tabletop and giftware brand Royal Doulton created all of the original Jack the Bulldog figurines for the Bond films. Right now you can get your very own. They've developed a limited range of replicas that are sure to warm the desk of the most stalwart gentleman in your life.

Each figurine is hand-made and hand-decorated by skilled ceramic artists. It is fantastic quality and the perfect size to place on your desk or bookshelf. Royal Doulton has been making bulldog figurines since 1940s honoring the former UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill's "steely British determination". This version is sure to become a collector's item, treasured for years to come.

Love this gift idea? You can purchase the "Spectre" Jack the Bulldog HERE.  
It's currently on sale for just $70 (originally $100)!

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This is a sponsored post. This product was supplied to me for free for review purposes 
by Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton.

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