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Recap: Celebrity Style Lounge

Recap: Celebrity Style Lounge

Hello Divas!

I hope your week has been lovely! I have to give your guys the scoop on the Celebrity Style Lounge Event I attended last Thursday. Unfortunately, I am having problems with my camera and cannot download the pictures. Sigh…. but lets get back to the event.

First I just have to rave about the complimentary eye brow threading services that were provided by our favorite Apothecary & Spa, Entebello. Ladies it was the BEST eye brow shaping service I have ever received. I must confess that I have been getting my eyebrows waxed at my favorite nail salon for the low low price of $7. And until two weeks ago, I really felt like I was getting over. My girlfriends were telling me they were getting their eyebrows waxed for $20, $40 dollars and I was like why? Well ladies the last time I got my eyebrows waxed, they were clearly uneven. She tried to clean them up with tweezers, but to no avail. I was not happy. So I go to the Celebrity Style Lounge and I watch Kiana, the eyebrow guru, work her magic on several ladies. I’m thinking why not try it, maybe she can even out my eyebrows. And ladies did she ever! She is absolutely fantastic! She worked her magic with the thread and then she took her time and trimmed and tweezed my eyebrows to perfection. I love her! The threading service starts at $20, and worth every penny. Ladies you absolutely must check Kiana out at Entebello. You will not be sorry! Click here to get contact information for Entebello.

I also checked out some of the cool vendors at the event. I really enjoyed shopping at Sole Journey. Sole Journey is an online shoe boutique that sells unique footwear. They have the cutest flats, heels, and thong sandals. I purchased these cute black patent leather flip flop sandals. They are the best! They are cushioned and they have a hard bottom. Essentially they are comfortable and durable, so I know they will hold up for a long time. I have purchased cute flip flops at Target and they fell apart after 6 months. Now I love Target, but I would not buy their flip flops again. They also sell this flip flop in Fuschia. They retail for only $20.00. Check them out here.

I found a new boutique that I really adore and it is called Sammy’s Place. Sammy’s Place sells the CUTEST dresses (tunics, maxi dresses, halters, etc.) and accessories. Every item is very unique, true one of a kind pieces. Visit their website here to view all of their cool clothing and accessories.

Lastly I want to commend Gifted Presence for organizing such a great event. The music was good, the crowd was hip, and the vendors were fabulous! I am so looking forward to the next event. I will keep you ladies posted!

Toodles!

Tried and True

Tried and True

Hello Divas!

I truly hope you are having a fab week! Ladies there are certain products that I keep coming back to and for good reason. They just work great. One product that is a true staple in my beauty arsenal is Lancome’s Bi-facil eye makeup remover. Loves it! It removes all of my eye makeup with just one wipe. It is so gentle (it does not burn my eyes!) but unbelievably effective, I am sometimes amazed that I have tried other eye makeup removers. Yes, I have tried other less expensive brands and they never work as well as Bi-facil. They either burn my eyes or I have to use a lot of the product to remove my eye makeup. Bi-facil is a bit pricey at $26.00 for 4.2 ounces, but it is the best. I also use it to remove other makeup. It has repeatedly been voted as The Best eye makeup remover by Allure Magazine and Glam.com! Invest in this product and I know you will love it too! You can purchase it here or at any Sephora.

Toodles!

Green with Envy

Green with Envy

Hello Divas!

I hope you are enjoying life! Luxetips has teamed up with Champagne Taste, an Accessory and Handbag Boutique, to give a way an uber cool “Green” handbag. Since going “Green” or organic is the new craze and most importantly vital for our planet and health, I thought it would be cool to have a contest to support the Green initiative. These “Green” handbags are made of Jute fabric which is one of the strongest natural fibers in the world. But most importantly it is biodegradable. So Earth friendly! And as an added bonus these cool handbags have a “Green” message displayed on the bag: Stop Pollution! Save the Environment! Love Nature! And of course they are too cute!

To enter this contest simply subscribe to Luxetips via email in the left hand column and then leave a comment beneath this post and tell me what are you doing to go “Green”. This contest starts Friday, June 13th and ends on June 27th at 12 midnight. A winner will be chosen at random. Visit Champagne Taste, here or if you live in Atlanta in the East Atlanta Village at 496A Flat Shoals Avenue.

Top Three for Summer Heat!

Top Three for Summer Heat!

Hello Divas!

I hope your life is pretty fabulous! Teri Cosenzi of the fabulous blog, Beautiful Make-Up Search, asked beauty bloggers what are their top 3 beauty products for summer. I thought about it and I realized that my top 3 beauty products for summer help me to combat the heat and still look and smell like a million bucks! Check them out below. What are yours?

1. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. This product is a must have staple in every girl’s make-up collection. Can I just say that it is just too fantastic! This tinted moisturizer is an excellent alternative to foundation. I personally do not like wearing foundation in the heat, especially humid heat. The foundation melts and leaves my skin oily, shiny, and clogged. Yuck! Simply pick a shade of Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer that is close to your skin tone and lightly apply it to your face for a clean polished look. It moisturizes your skin perfectly and it contains SPF 15! This product comes in 7 shades from light to dark. It retails for $42.00 but so worth it. Purchase it here or at Sephora.

2. Sonya Dakar Drying Potion. Sonya Dakar’s Drying Potion is a celebrity favorite for zapping away pimples overnight. Its it a miracle product that I can’t live without! Due to the Atlanta humid heat, my skin becomes very oily. Combine oily skin with sweat and dirt, blemishes instantly appear. I put this product on blemishes before bed and in the morning they are gone! This product retails for $25.00. Purchase it here or at Entebello Apothecary and Spa.

3. Bath and Body Works Body Splashes. I know I have talked about these body splashes before, but they are the best. They are perfect fragrances for summer because they cool you down and smell luscious. During the summer, I keep mine in the fridge and spray on my body to instantly get relief from the heat. This product retails for $11.00. You can purchase them here or at any Bath & Body Works store.

An evening among friends

An evening among friends

Hello Divas!

I hope your weekend has been fab! I got wind of a fabulous event that is happening right here in Atlanta. Celebrity Style Lounge is an EXCLUSIVE consumer shopping event hosted by Celebrity gift bag firm, Gifted Presence. Attendees will receive FREE mini-spa service from our favorite Apothecary and Spa, Entebello. Yipee! While shopping you will also enjoy complimentary drinks and dessert. Sound enticing???? If so, check out below the absolutely fabulous items that will be available for sale at DISCOUNTED prices!

As quoted by Celebrity Style Lounge: “Bikinis by KanDi Swim worn by Hayden Panettiere. Jewelry by MRE Jewelry worn by Drew Barrymore & Katherine Heigl. aDesign makeup brushes used by Hollywood makeup artists from Grey’s Anatomy, Hannah Montana and TNT’s Saving Grace! Check out all the latest celebrity-loved brands from Liv’s Boutique & Accessories and the hottest shoes from The Sole Journey. Want to find out how celebs stay in such good shape? Sign up for a class at PoleATeaz, Atlanta’s premiere studio for strip aerobics and pole dancing! Guests can also check out The Watergeeks Laboratories who will be on hand with their filtered water bottles which were featured in a celebrity gift lounge at the Sundance Film Festival, and Trinity Massage Spa will be featuring info on VelaShape, the non-surgical cellulite treatment Kim Kardashian recently had on her hit reality show! Other vendors include: Paddywax Candles, Amy Tangerine, Dottie’s Toffee, and more!” Click on the blue text to preview all of these awesome products and services!

This event takes place June 12 from 5pm-10pm in the Ballroom at Twelve Hotel and Residences, Atlantic Station. The cost for this event is only….$20.00 or you can purchase two tickets for $30.00! Don’t you just love the price?? You can purchase tickets on-line here. So ladies call all of your girlfriends and make plans to attend this FANTASTIC event. Purchase your tickets quickly, because this event will surely sell out fast! What a great way to kick off the summer!

Toodles!

An evening amongst friends

An evening amongst friends

Hello Divas!

I hope your weekend has been fab! I got wind of a fabulous event that is happening right here in Atlanta. Celebrity Style Lounge is an EXCLUSIVE consumer shopping event hosted by Celebrity gift bag firm, Gifted Presence. Attendees will receive FREE mini-spa service from our favorite Apothecary and Spa, Entebello. Yipee! While shopping you will also enjoy complimentary drinks and dessert. Sound enticing???? If so, check out below the absolutely fabulous items that will be available for sale at DISCOUNTED prices!

As quoted by Celebrity Style Lounge: “Bikinis by KanDi Swim worn by Hayden Panettiere. Jewelry by MRE Jewelry worn by Drew Barrymore & Katherine Heigl. aDesign makeup brushes used by Hollywood makeup artists from Grey’s Anatomy, Hannah Montana and TNT’s Saving Grace! Check out all the latest celebrity-loved brands from Liv’s Boutique & Accessories and the hottest shoes from The Sole Journey. Want to find out how celebs stay in such good shape? Sign up for a class at PoleATeaz, Atlanta’s premiere studio for strip aerobics and pole dancing! Guests can also check out The Watergeeks Laboratories who will be on hand with their filtered water bottles which were featured in a celebrity gift lounge at the Sundance Film Festival, and Trinity Massage Spa will be featuring info on VelaShape, the non-surgical cellulite treatment Kim Kardashian recently had on her hit reality show! Other vendors include: Paddywax Candles, Amy Tangerine, Dottie’s Toffee, and more!” Click on the blue text to preview all of these awesome products and services!

This event takes place June 12 from 5pm-10pm in the Ballroom at Twelve Hotel and Residences, Atlantic Station. The cost for this event is only….$20.00 or you can purchase two tickets for $30.00! Don’t you jus love the price?? You can purchase tickets on-line here. So ladies call all of your girlfriends and make plans to attend this FANTASTIC event. Purchase your tickets quickly, because this event will surely sell out fast! What a great way to kick off the summer!

Toodles

A Quick Fix

A Quick Fix

Hello Divas!

In my travel tips post, I briefly mentioned how much I love Dove Facial Cleansing Cloths. They clean very well but they also leave your face feeling silky smooth. I have tried other facial cleansing cloths and they either irritated my skin or left it very very dry.

Another reason why I love these facial cleansing cloths so much is that they are a quick fix. They are great for those nights you are just too tired to use your regular facial routine. (this is so me with kids) These cloths are also handy if you are in a rush in the mornings and you don’t have time to whip out the cleanser, toner, and moisturizer (however, I always recommend wearing moisturizer). And if you want to freshen up while out or traveling, these cloths are the answer. In addition, they are a great make-up remover! I just love them! Dove Facial Cleansing Cloths retail for $5.99 for a box of 30.

And the Winner is……..

And the Winner is……..

Hello Divas!

Beautifual day here in Atlanta. Wherever you live I hope your day is equally as beautiful! I have finally won something! I won the Spinlash Mascara contest! Woohoo! I can’t wait to try the product. A mascara that has a brush that slowly rotates 360 degrees to coat the top and bottom of your lashes all at once? Diana Ross here I come! Check out the winners here. You can also purchase this product at any drugstore or here. It retails for $14.95.

Toodles!

Arm Candy

Arm Candy

Hello Divas!

While shopping on-line, I found the cutest wood bangels at Maya Inspirations. These wood bangels have the cutest designs and they are only $10! I know this sounds unbelievable, but I have ordered two. I just could not resist. For only $10.00, I can try the latest trend for less! Gotta love it! Maya Inspirations also sells custom jewelry and other one of a kind pieces. Check it out!

Toodles!

Light Travel: Travel light and still live the luxe life!

Light Travel: Travel light and still live the luxe life!

Hello Divas!

I hope your Memorial Day weekend was a blast! Considering that we are entering a busy travel season with summer vacation and the airlines are charging us on average $20 for each checked bag, I decided to write a post on how to pack light. I only carry one carry-on bag and my handbag. Use these luxe travel tips to avoid lost luggage, stress, fees, and drama.

1. Multiple use outfits. Instead of packing 5-10 outfits for a week vacation, pack 3-4 outfits that are interchangeable. For a week vacation my suitcase will contain: 1 pair of quality super hot jeans; a tunic that can double as a dress or a shirt; 1 pair of flowing slacks or shorts (depending on the weather); 3 blouses/shirts, and 1 hot dress. Now, I can create 3-4 outfits by pairing the jeans and slacks with the shirts. The tunic can serve as a dress and if I need another dress I have an extra. Now I have 6 outfits! Plus, if I am going on a beach vacation, I pack only two swimsuits: a bikini and a one piece.

2. Shoes. My general rule is to only pack two pair of shoes when traveling. So if it is summer, one pair of high heeled strappy sandals and a pair of flat sandals. I have the cutest jeweled gold flat sandals that I adore and they complement just about any outfit. Or if I am traveling in the winter, I pack one pair of boots, and one pair of pumps or flats. In addition, I always travel in comfortable shoes that serve as my third pair. Usually flats, flip flops, or cute sneakers are good choices.

3. Minimize beauty products and toiletries. Currently, all air travelers can only travel with liquids that are 3 oz or less. But regardless if you are traveling by air, car, or train, minimizing your beauty products saves a LOT of space in your suitcase. I pack travel size toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, and DOVE facial cleansing clothes. Love Dove! They clean but also moisturize! You can purchase these travel size items at any Target, Wal-Mart, or CVS for only 99 cents each. I also pack my favorite cleanser, toner, moisturizer, lotion or other liquid product in these neat containers. You can purchase these bottles at The Container Store for only $1.49! Can’t beat it! Lastly, place all toiletries and beauty products in a Zip Loc freezer bag. The airlines require it plus all of your items will be in one organized place.

4. Accessories. Accessories are essential items for ANY vacay! Pack necklaces, bangles, earrings, and rings in a jewelry portfolio. This Citta Jewelry Portfolio is perfect. It has compartments for all of your accessories and it folds into a neat wallet. My rule regarding accessories is to only take accessories that complement all of my outfits. And everything must fit into the portfolio. If not, I have to rethink which pieces are essential.

5. Make-up. Try not to bring your entire make-up collection when traveling. LOL! When traveling, I purposely use a small make-up bag that fits inside my purse. The make-up bag contains mascara, eye cream, foundation stick, two lip glosses, two eye shadows (light and dark), brushes, and the Multiple by Nars. (See my post below on Multi-functional make-up)

6. Miscellaneous essentials. I always pack a travel size umbrella, one pair of hose, one pair of socks, and a travel size emergency kit. This kit includes double-sided tape, needle, thread, safety pins, and bobby pins. I create this kit myself. I place the items in my emergency kit in an old jewelry pouch. Now the emergency kit can fit inside my purse.

7. Organize your suitcase. To create maximum space, I don’t fold my clothes, I roll them like a spa towel. This is a great technique for creating space. I place the bottoms on one side of the suitcase and the tops on the other side. I place the shoes in the middle. Lastly, I feel any gaps with swimsuits, lingerie, hose, socks, etc. I promise you it works like a charm every time.

Happy Travels!