Bluefly: Father’s Day Gift Guide

Bluefly has the perfect gift for every dad from modern to classic to preppy and cool. Whatever his interests and style, the site has the perfect gift for every type for guy. Below are some great gift options under $50 and under $100.

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On The Run Tour: What Do We Wear Part I

After feasting our eyes on the “On the Run” tour trailer, we were left speechless by the fantastic outfits, dramatic plot twists and the 1st Class cast. When we finally regained our senses, our 1st question was,“what do we wear to one of the most highly anticipated tours of the summer?”

 

To answer that question we created a Mr. & Mrs. Carter approved style guide with some of our favorite pieces. Tap into your inner Yoncé by whipping out your freak em’ trousers, then turn it up like the Queen B by tossing on a soft, figure flattering blouse. For the guys, feel free to cop some of Jigga’s swagger in a black ensemble with eye catching accessories. Then, the only thing you’ll be on the run from are all your new admirers.

 

1. A.L.C. Fremont crochet cropped blouse, $340; 2. Vintage Chanel Gold And Black Premiere Watch $1,370.00; 3.House of Holland Soft Leather Trousers, $826.29; 4.Vintage Chanel Gold And Silver Two-Tone Earrings, $680.00; 5. High Heel Strappy Sandals, $60.00; 6.Zara BOX MINAUDIÉRE, $99.90; 7.Alexander McQueen Skull Embroidered Cotton Sweatshirt, $1,217.93;8.Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, 42 mm, $20,700; 9.Rick Owens Silk Organza Overlay Trousers $965.94; 10.Rich Kids VIP Flat-Peak Cap, $244.51; 11.Givenchy Classic Matte White High Top Sneaker, $$1,155.75; 12.David Yurman Single-Row Rondelle Beaded Bracelet, $395.00

 

Fox 45 News Segment – Beverages to Help Us Trim Calories for Beach Season

With the summer season around the corner, we are all looking to shed a few pounds. Not to the point that we are unhealthy, but in a fashion that will allow us to feel comfortable in our favorite maxi dress.

Last week I was asked to host a segment at Fox 45 News discussing “how to easily trim calories to kick – start a healthy and fit beach season.” This was the perfect opportunity for me because I am actively working (or trying…smile) to be fit and trim for the summer season. But most importantly, we don’t realize the number of calories we consume daily through beverages such as iced coffee, carbonated sodas, and energy drinks.

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The healthy alternative products shared were Real Beanz, Sparkling Ice, and Celsuis. All of the beverages are infused with vitamins which are great when we need an extra boost of energy. Personally, I enjoyed testing all of the products but my favorite was the flavored Sparkling Ice.

The segment was very informative and made us aware of small areas that we can cut a few calories. It also helped to motivate viewers while on their weight loss journey.

 

 

Joey Healy via “Veria Living Live” Mastering the Perfect Brow

 

Earlier this week on Veria Living Live (on the Veria Living TV Network) – a triple threat in the beauty industry, Joey Healy, made a special guest appearance to teach viewers how to master the art of the eyebrow in a special “Ask the Expert” segment. Lucky for you, we snagged his expert tips for you to share with your readers.

Joey Healy is a prominent eyebrow stylist, professional makeup artist and licensed esthetician. With a unique approach to creating the perfect brow, Joey’s methods are second to none. Utilizing his talents, Joey has become a favorite among celebrities and companies including Kyra Sedgwick, Aviva Drescher and Carole Radziwill of The Real Housewives of New York, Andy Cohen of Watch What Happens Live, Sean Young of Blade Runner, the New York City Ballet, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bravo!, Neiman Marcus, Dress for Success, MTV and many more.

 

 

3 SECRETS TO THE BEST BROW

#1: FIND YOUR BROW BONE!

Many women have flat eyebrows, which shorten their face. The goal is to elongate the face.

To do this, use your brow brush to hold against the bridge of your nose – this is where your eyebrow should start (also where you should start enhancing your brow with brow powder). Put your brow pencil diagonal towards your outer eye – this is the bare minimum of where your eyebrow should end. You should create an arch 2/3 of the way out.

 

#2: COLOR & TWEEZE!

You can use a brow powder or brow pencil for fixing gaps in the eyebrow.

TIP: Use a light hand, not a heavy hand, and color IN vs. OUT

TIP: NEVER WAX! Tweezing gives you better detail and less room for error

 

#3: INSTANT EYE-LIFT!

Joey’s “high rise” spotlight highlighter will take 10 years off your face. To use: Highlight the brow bone to give you a youthful radiance. Apply just below the arch of your brow for an instant eye-lift.

•TIP: highlighter can also be used under the eyes to camouflage dark shadows.


 

Free Country Jackets for Spring and Fox 45 Morning News Segment

On Monday morning I had the opportunity to visit Fox 45 News, showing residents in the Maryland area jackets from FreeCountry.com

Free Country jackets are sporty and stylish but most importantly serve functional features such as being rain and water resistant. In addition, the windbreakers have a pouch that can hold a mobile device.  I enjoyed hosting this segment because I was able to wear the jacket and also have a little fun with the morning reporter Megan Gilliland.

To learn more about the company, view the video click on the link: Fox 45 Morning News Segment

 

 

Dr. Natalie Strand Gives Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Health

Dr. Natalie Strand’s (winner of TheAmazing Race and contributor on The Doctors) tips for spring cleaning your health with your readers, because spring cleaning isn’t only for homes:

• Get A Spring Tune-Up
• Make Exercise Fun
• Spruce Up Your Mouth Health
• Get Seasonal
• Relax, Don’t Just Rest

 

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Dr. Natalie Strand’s Tips: 

1. Relax, Don’t Just Rest – Stress is a huge contributor to poor health, but many people don’t know how to manage it. People often mistake resting for relaxing, but it’s not the same. Learn some stress reducing techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation or meditation.
2. Get Seasonal – Check out your local farmer’s market. Buy seasonal foods and try to incorporate them in your meals every day. Seasonal produce is more flavorful and densely packed with nutrients.
3. Make Exercise Fun – Spring is the perfect time of year to combine exercise with social activities. Be creative to get endorphins pumping and think of things to do with friends such as taking a salsa class, archery lessons, or an evening walk around the neighborhood.
4. Get A Spring Tune-up – Doctor’s appointments are important, but often pushed to the wayside. Make a list and schedule all your appointments at once: yearly check-ups, dental exams and cleanings, eye exams, etc.
5. Spruce Up Your Mouth Health – You’re already brushing your teeth twice a day so take the chance to switch to using oral care products that do more than just protect, but can actually help improve the health of your mouth. Using the Colgate Total® regimen is proven to eliminate fifteen times more bacteria and improve mouth health in two weeks. It’s a simple change with a powerful impact.

Dr. Natalie Strand

 

Dr. Natalie Strand (winner of The Amazing Race and contributor on The Doctors)

Dr. Natalie Strand, is the director of integrative medicine at Freedom Pain Hospital. She has worked closely with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The American Diabetes Association, and dLife to promote exercise and healthy living among people living with diabetes. She has appeared on CNN/HLN, The Early Show, The Doctors, EXTRA!, The Rachel Ray Show, CNBC, and CBS.

Fox 45 Morning News Parenting Products Segment

On Wednesday February 19, 2014 I was asked to host a lifestyle segment with Fox 45 Baltimore News Station. This was a wonderful experience because I was able to talk about a topic that’s close to my heart (mommy products) and visit the news station for the first time.

I also had the opportunity to chit chat with a few of the ladies who are “expecting” and gave a few product recommendations.  Overall, I enjoyed sharing information about the three “mommy” products and currently preparing for my next upcoming segment. 

 Decided to wear pearl earrings, fuchsia blouse and black leggings for the segment. The photo below is a picture of my favorite floral pumps purchased from Target.  Please visit my instagram  account (@kwest1908) to view this look…

 

Beauty Box 5 February Subscription and Fun Products

My monthly subscription from Beauty Box 5 arrived and I was pleased to receive all of the goodies in this month’s box.

The company sent over Every Beauty Makeup Remover Pads, Rockstar Nail Polish, Elizabeth Mott Mascara, H20 Plus Spa Hand & Nail Cream, and John Frieda Shampoo/Conditioner.

I was super excited to use the Elizabeth Mott Mascara because I actually needed to purchase a new tube, so my subscription box came right on time. And the product lived up to my expectation: no clumps, goes on smooth, and wears well through out the day.

The Rockstar Nail Polish was actually one of the first items that caught my attention due to my love of the color pink…the nail sprinkles and I am excited to have my “caviar” nails done!

And of course, I welcome receiving any new hand cream because there’s so much dry air this season. To sum it up, I am enjoying my subscription and will post an updated photo of the nail polish once I have my weekly manicure.

 

 

Heather Blond Premium Resortwear: Layering Style Tips

While the Southern Hemisphere is enjoying record warmth, here in New York we are battling bitter cold! Our fans below the Equator are enjoying their Heather Blond Resortwear by the pool or on the beach, but just because it is winter up north doesn't mean you can't enjoy your all-eyes-on-you fabulous Heather Blond! Yes, whether it is Moscow or Madagascar, resortwear can be worn anywhere!

Since it's been proven that bright colors and prints can lift you out of the doldrums of the dark, cold winter, this is the perfect time to rock your Heather Blond Premium Resortwear! The trick to wearing your kaftans and tunics in the cold is layering. By using your existing wardrobe basics you can create a fun and fashionable wardrobe that won't break the bank!


Here are some of our stylist's tips:


1. Leggings and skinny jeans – a stylish neutral base to contrast color and texture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Scarves – trendy and oh-so-warm!!





3. Layering Knits – Cozy cardigans for brunch with the ladies, chic blazers for running around town

 

 

 

 

 

So while it maybe cold and snowy in Chicago, before you head off to that warm escape to Punta Del Este, you can wear your favorite kaftan to brunch in the city, hop on a plane and be ready to hit the beaches when you get there!