Hermes Haute Bijouterie Jewelry Collection

Hermes has launched their new jewelry collection and it’s gorgeous!  The Haute Bijouterie Collection is actually their second jewelry line and each piece is crafted with precious metals and jewels.

We all know the value and prestige of owning a Herme’s, leather handbag but this jewelry collection is the epitome of luxury.



Hermes Haute Bijouterie Collection











To find out more about the Hermes Haute Bijourterie Collection click on the link from Elle magazine

Baltimore Magazine’s VIP SHOP CRAWL 2012

Baltimore magazine’s VIP Shop Crawl event is now only a week away! The event will take place at the Green Spring Station on Wednesday, December 5, from 6-9PM.



It’s a complimentary event that combines neighborhood shopping, exclusive sales, champagne, gift bags for the first 100 shoppers to arrive and in-store raffle items! Shoppers will end their evening at Tark’s Grill with food and drink specials from 8-10pm.


4 Reasons We {Heart} Beyonce’s Instagram Pics


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1. It’s Fun

2. It’s Flirty

3. It’s Edgey

4. It’s Fashion Forward

Basically it’s hard for this “Bad Chick” to ever look “Bad!”

And that’s why she’s considered the Queen B! {sting}

SLF Favorite: Color Secrets Professional Nail Polish

There’s no secret that I love nail polish! For me, there’s nothing “sweeter” than looking at my nails after they’re painted (with a special color.)  I also adore nail polish because manicures (of today) allow us to show our creative side with nail art, prints, and decals.


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Product Samples from Color Secrets: Nail Polish and Lash Enhancing System

A few weeks ago, I received product samples in the mail from Color Secrets Professional.  I was very excited to open the package.  Not only did I receive a hot, new shade (Titanic) but enclosed I also received a Glitter Top Coat and LashFood.

I decided to wait (anxiously) for my new manicure before I tried both shades.  Being that I’m a “girly girl”, I am always skeptical about nail polish because some nail brands do not retain their color and chip easily.

But this was not the case with Color Secrets Professional polish. Not only was the color very rich and the perfect consistency for polishing your nails but it also lasted for a few days. Normally, polish does not last on my nails because I’m a busy mom.



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With the use of Color Secrets, my nail polish lasted, held it’s color, and did very little chipping. Overall, I would recommend this polish to my girlfriends or anyone that’s seeking to try a new nail brand. With so many shades to chose from, I look forward to trying additional colors/products in the future!



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The 4-Hour Chef


The 4-Hour Chef isn’t just a cookbook. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure guide to the world of rapid learning.

#1 New York Times bestselling author (and lifelong non-cook) Tim Ferriss takes you from Manhattan to Okinawa, and from Silicon Valley to Calcutta, unearthing the secrets of the world’s fastest learners and greatest chefs. Ferriss uses cooking to explain “meta-learning,” a step-by-step process that can be used to master anything, whether searing steak or shooting 3-pointers in basketball. That is the real “recipe” of The 4-Hour Chef.

You’ll train inside the kitchen for everything outside the kitchen. Featuring tips and tricks from chess prodigies, world-renowned chefs, pro athletes, master sommeliers, super models, and everyone in between, this “cookbook for people who don’t buy cookbooks” is a guide to mastering cooking and life.

The 4-Hour Chef is a five-stop journey through the art and science of learning:

1. META-LEARNING. Before you learn to cook, you must learn to learn. META charts the path to doubling your learning potential.

2. THE DOMESTIC. DOM is where you learn the building blocks of cooking. These are the ABCs (techniques) that can take you from Dr, Seuss to Shakespeare.

3. THE WILD. Becoming a master student requires self-sufficiency in all things. WILD teaches you to hunt, forage, and survive.

4. THE SCIENTIST. SCI is the mad scientist and modernist painter wrapped into one. This is where you rediscover whimsy and wonder.

5. THE PROFESSIONAL. Swaraj, a term usually associated with Mahatma Gandhi, can be translated as “self-rule.” In PRO, we’ll look at how the best in the world become the best in the world, and how you can chart your own path far beyond this book.

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Rihanna’s New Fragrance: NUDE

Rihanna’s third fragrance hit stores today (on Black Friday.)  With the fiery new title, “Nude” Rihanna fans and beauty fanatics can purchase her new scent at Macys for $49.99.





Fans will also (possibly) have the opportunity to purchase cosmetics and hair care products (from her) in the future.  With a sexy new title and nude inspired photo, I’m sure buyers will rush to purchase this fragrance.




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Local Alert: Black Friday Deals at Westfield Annapolis

Get a jump start on holiday shopping this year and head to Westfield Annapolis this Black Friday weekend!

Here is a sample of just a few of the great Black Friday offers.  For an updated list of all the great retailer deals and giveaways visit

*Select stores will be opening at Midnight on November 22nd






Westfield Annapolis Special Offers


Friday, November 23rd 2012


Door Busters- Take 40% off of your entire purchase (excludes undies)


American Apparel

Take 25% off of your entire purchase of 4 items or more between the hours of 5am-6am. Enjoy 20% off after 6am.

November 23rd only.


American Eagle

Enjoy 40% off of everything in the store.


Bare Escentuals

The Royal Treatment

Purchase our Royal Treatment kit (valued at $166) for only $49! *Normal price @ $85.

Black Friday 5am-8am


Best Buy Mobile

Galaxy S3 ony $50 with an upgrade or new activation for all carriers.


Blanca Flor Silver

Door Busters

Enjoy 10% off of the whole store for Black Friday and 10% off whole store on small business Saturday.


Charlotte Russe

Black Friday Door busters

All tops are $12, our Skin Tight Colored Denim is $15, Sweaters are $15 and all pumps are $12.50!

Black Friday 5am – 8am



Door Busters– Enjoy 40% off of the entire store from 5am to 12pm. BOGO free jeans after 12pm.

Black Friday only.



Westfield Annapolis Special Offers:

Sunday, November 25th 2012


Sunglass Hut


Buy 1, Get 1 FREE on clearance sunglasses.                            

70% off select Vogue styles.




Buy One, Get One

Buy 1, Get 1 50% off on all shoes. Restrictions apply.

Take 20% off your entire purchase.


Under Armour


Receive a free Holiday Tote gift with  your purchas eof $100 or more.


The Children’s Place

30% OFF

Take 30% off entire store until 2pm.


Vera Bradley


Receive a free Holiday Tote gift with  your purchase of $100 or more.


Rosetta Stone


Take $100 1 your purchase of Five Level Language Package.


White House/Black Market


Take 20% off your entire purchase. Receive a free gift tote with your purchase of $80 or more.


Zales Jewelers


Take an extra 15% off storewide before 2PM. Restrictions apply. See Sales Associates for details.


MAC Cosmetics Holiday 2012 Collection and Ways to Make Your Eye Color Pop by Danielle Ward

Enjoy photos from the MAC Cosmetics Holiday 2012 Collection

The eyes are one of the first things that people will notice when they look at your face, so it is important to play them up. They can tell a lot about you and can be as mysterious or as alluring as you make them. Whether you have blue, brown, green or hazel eyes, your eye color doesn’t have to be dull. Play up your eyes and make them pop with these techniques.

Eye shadow

The use of eye shadow is one of the easiest ways to create dramatic and attention getting eyes. There are hundreds of shades to choose from so the best way to determine which colors will look the best with your skin tone and eye color is by using a color wheel. Although most people assume their eyes are basically one color, they are actually a mixture of various colors and a color wheel will help you find the most optimum colors for your eyes. For example, if you have brown eyes with green tones, you will be able to wear colors that compliment both browns and greens. To use a color wheel, simply find the colors of your eyes and follow the complimenting colors or for a dramatic look, use the contrasting colors.





Eyeliner is a fun way to make your eyes stand out, because you can experiment with different colors and different application techniques. If you want to give your eyes a subtle, sophisticated look use brown eyeliner or for more dramatic, attention grabbing eyes choose a heavy black. To use eyeliner for creating a subtle and sophisticated look, apply a thin line along the lower rim of your eyes and a fine line just above the upper eyelashes. To create a dramatic effect, make a slightly thicker line just above the upper eyelashes and a thinner line just below the bottom eyelashes. To get the smokey eyed look, use black eyeliner above the upper eyelashes, smudge it slightly and apply eye shadow in a mixture or grays or browns and blend with a large eye shadow brush. If you have deep set eyes and want them to appear larger, on the inside of the bottom rim of your eye, apply white liner and a thin line of soft black or brown just under the bottom eyelashes. Colored eyeliner can be used when you want to create a fun, dramatic effect.


Mascara is the perfect finishing touch to making your eyes appear polished, bright and alluring. Mascara comes in a variety of choices; however, any type you choose will thicken the lashes and help to frame your eyes. Brown mascara will give your eyelashes a more natural color, while black mascara will frame the eyes better and help you make a statement with your eyes. To apply mascara and avoid clumping, hold the wand or the brush just below the upper eyelashes, look upward and slowly blink to allow the color glide onto the eyelashes. If you prefer more than one coat, let the first coat dry before applying a second coat. For all day results, use waterproof mascara to prevent smudging and running.





Using an eyelash curler before applying mascara will make your eyelashes appear fuller and frame your eyes making them look bigger and brighter. If you are new to using eye makeup and have no idea which brand of makeup will work the best for you, use an online service like coupons to save money while you are experimenting with colors and brands. Keep in mind when you are applying eye makeup that the goal is to make the color of your eyes pop and look natural, so avoid applying thick layers of color and blend well using a large eye shadow brush.







This article is written by contributing {guest} writer

Danielle Ward 

Danielle Ward is a personal shopping assistant for busy executives and high profile clients. He enjoys hunting down bargains and sharing him insights on shopping sites.






MAC Cosmetics will launch Grey Friday, a lipstick and nail polish duo (black-grey with a silver shimmer) the day after Thanksgiving aka “Black Friday.”

LUXE Fashion: Gobi Mongolian Cashmere

Cashmere is an elegant fabric that’s perfect for the cold weather.  But when we talk about Cashmere, forget about your grandmother’s (beige) sweater because the trend of wearing Cashmere has definitely evolved!

You can find several designs with the use of Cashmere (that will feed your fashion craving.)  Dresses, capes, and even coats, Cashmere has changed from it’s ordinary uses.

With that being said, Mongolian Cashmere designers are finally making their name in the fashion industry.  Take a look at the Fall/Winter Collection from Gobi Cashmere.


Gobi by Saverio Palatella – FALL WINTER Cashmere Collection 2012/2013