David’s Bridal Ultimate Summer Sale -Wedding Season

Calling all brides-to-be! You don’t want to miss David’s Bridal’s Summer Sensational Clearance sale… Whether you are looking for a great deal on the wedding dress of your dreams, shopping for an affordable second dress, or in the market for some reasonably priced bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride and Flower Girl styles for your bridal party; this sale has it all covered! And for everyone who is attending weddings this season, you will want to check out the selection of special occasion dresses that will ensure you are stylishly outfitted for all of your summer soirees.


You can shop this limited time sale from June 3rd to June 21st at your local store and online at www.davidsbridal.com. The sale includes a slew of stunning options sure to fulfill all of your wedding day needs:

The Perfect Dress – All wedding gowns originally priced at $300-$600 are now ONLY $99! All clearance wedding dresses (even designer styles) are up to $500 off the original price (including select wedding dresses originally $750 – $1650 – now priced $499). Brides-to-be can find the dress of their dreams at an amazing value – but only for a limited time!

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Bridal Party Fun – Find a steal for your bridal party online with stylish bridesmaid dresses priced from $19.99 online and in-store priced from $29.99.
Show-Stopping Shoes and Accessories – a selection of must- have shoes, accessories and gifts are unbelievably priced starting at $9.99 – but only for a limited time!


Tons of BOGO Offers – Don’t miss out on special “buy one, get one 50% off” offers available both in-store and online for regular priced items such as veils and hair accessories; shoes; jewelry; bras, slips and lingerie and more!

*Quantities of all styles/sizes are limited and may vary by store location.

Beauty Essentials for Summer – Memorial Day

Summer is calling our names! Whether you’re vacationing on the beach, traveling back home or hanging out with your buddies, you want to look and feel your best during this unofficial kick off to summer.

La Roche

NEW La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen ($19.99/ Drugstores nationwide): Introducing Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen – advanced broad spectrum protection that is a 100% oil-free formula, offering a dry-touch texture that won’t cause breakouts. The innovatie formula contains the brand’s patented Cell-Ox Shield Technology, which is a synergistic combination of UVA/UVB filters for broad spectrum SPF 60 protection and a powerful antioxidant complex to protect against damaging free radicals that can accelerate skin aging. Additionally, it contains perlite (a naturally occurring volcanic glass that is able to absorb up to 2.5x its weight in water & oil) and silica (which has the ability to absorb significant amounts of oil) so skin is left soft, matte and protected for hours after use.

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NEW La Roche-Posay Anthelios 50 Mineral Daily Tone Correcting Primer ($39.99/Drugstores nationwide): Developed with dermatologists to help prevent further UVA induced damage and visibly conceal existing skin tone discolorations that can also be attributed to sensitivity. The Anthelios 50 Mineral Daily Tone Correcting Primer is formulated with Cell-OX Shield™, which provides 100% mineral broad spectrum protection and creates a soft focus effect on skin. The breakthrough formula is tinted to help those with light to medium skin tones conceal uneven skin tone issues triggered by UV exposure including visible sun damage, redness, dark spots, acne marks, melasma. The innovative optical blurring technology produces a soft-focus effect to provide skin with an even canvas. Wear this primer alone or under any type of makeup or foundation to help build coverage.

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Nature’s Gate Aqua Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen ($11.50/Whole Foods) A trusted alternative for sun protection, Nature’s Gate Sun Care is safe and gentle for the entire family. Infused with natural botanicals, Nature’s Gate Sunscreens are formulated with responsible and effective ingredients that help protect skin against UV exposure while soothing and hydrating skin. Water resistant (80 minutes). Vegan, Fragrance Free, Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, Oxybenzone Free, Cruelty Free.

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Nature’s Gate Face Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen ($11.49, Whole Foods): It is essential to have a good SPF in your beauty regimen! Infused with natural botanicals, Nature’s Gate Sunscreens are formulated with responsible and effective ingredients that help protect skin against UV exposure while soothing and hydrating skin.

Natures Gate 3

Nature’s Gate SPORT Broad Spectrum SPF 50 ($11.50/Whole Foods) Vegan, Fragrance Free, Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, Oxybenzone Free, Cruelty Free. Active ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 7%, Zinc oxide 6.9%

Bed Head Mini Ceramic

Bed Head Line Up™Electric Green Mini Ceramic Straightener ($19.99, Ulta):1/2″ Electric Green Mini Ceramic Straightener. Perfect for small touch-ups, including bangs, roots and ends.

Bed Head Overhaul

Bed Head Attitude Overhaul Mini Straightener ($19.99, Ulta: 1″ Pinkaholic Mini Ceramic Straightener. Keep your attitude in check with seriously straight, extra shiny, frizz free hair

Revlon Hair Dryer

Ergonomic design makes it easy to pack! And, no need to pack multiple tools The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler is a two-in-one powerhouse that reduces styling time and delivers smooth, frizz-free results in half the time. The lightweight, ergonomic design allows you to comfortably dry and style hair using just one hand to smooth out hard to reach areas, especially the back of the head where many people struggle to get smooth results. ($49.99/Target and Ulta)

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Nature’s Gate Sunless Tanner ($10.29, WholeFoods): Get the look of a natural summer tan without exposure to the sun this winter! Nature’s Gates Sunless Tanner provides a natural looking tan while lightly hydrating and soothing skin, with a classic blend of Aloe and Olive oil.

DS Laboratories Spectral

DS Laboratories Spectral.LASH ($49.99, www.dslaboratories.com): Long, luxurious and full eyelashes proclaim youth and attractiveness for both women and men. DS Laboratories created Spectral.LASH, a cutting-edge treatment that helps lashes grow and feel fuller. It’s time to break up your long term relationship with your mascara and lash curler and open your eyes to Spectral.LASH!

DS Laboratories Keramene

DS Laboratories Keraméne ($98.99, www.dslaboratories.com): Depilation, whether it is shaving, waxing, threading or laser hair removal, is a one of the most dreaded beauty chores amongst women and men. Keraméne minimizes the frequency and severity of depilatory sessions and skin stays smoother and silkier with less hair for longer!

DS Laboratories Oligo

DS Laboratories Oligo.DX® ($38.99, www.dslaboratories.com): Physicians agree that cellulite cannot be treated by exercise and diet alone. Both do little or nothing to break up and drain the unsightly cellulite deposits trapped under the skin. DS Laboratories Oligo.DX® is a one-of-a-kind, high-tech breakthrough in skincare. With this unique gel, dimpled fat impervious to diet and exercise takes on a smoother and healthier appearance.

Sente Daily Repair

SENTÉ Daily Repair Complex SENTÉ Daily Repair Complex with SPF 30, engineered with patented HSA Technology, is the most complete age management day cream which hydrates your skin while providing UVA/UVB protection to help prevent sun damage.
Skin Health Benefits:
Smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Provide hydration for radiant, luminous skin
Decrease the appearance of aging skin
Provides UVA/UVB protection
Fast-absorbing, skin-tones, non-greasy formulation blends flawlessly into skin
Retail Price: $130.00, Available at select physician’s offices and online at www.Sentelabs.com

got2b powder

got2b POWDER’ful volumizing powder
Give limp hair a boost with the got2b POWDER’ful volumizing powder Formulated with virtually weightless micro-particles that help texturize the hair’s surface, you can achieve radical root lift on demand by shaking powder on dry strands. Results in 10 seconds flat!
$5.99; mass retailers

ULTIME Omega Repair

Schwarzkopf essence ULTIME Omega Repair11-In-1 Leave-In This 11-in-1 Leave-In, speci­fically formulated for all hair types is enriched with lavishly rich omega oil which features multi-benefits: 1. Intensive Repair*, 2. Split End Control & Prevention, 3. Easier Combing, 4. Shine & Flexibility, 5. Bounce & Vitality, 6. Rebalance Hydration Levels, 7. Non-Burdening Formula, 8. Smoothening, 9. Softness, 10. Frizz Control, 11. Blow Dry Heat Protection.
$6.97; mass retailers.

CrazySmooth Anti-Frizz

CrazySmooth® Anti-Frizz Shampoo & Conditioner
Prepare yourself to be amazed. Breakthrough smoothing, de-frizzing technology, featuring a proprietary blend of exclusive oils including Camellia Oil from Japan and Abyssinian Oil from Africa, with seaweed and shea butter, instantly eliminates unruly frizz and infuses hair with extreme smoothness, shine and super healthy condition without weighing hair down. This 100% vegan formula gently cleanses, rinsing clean for long lasting, brilliant color without the use of harsh sulfates, salts or gluten.
Moisturizes and detangles while cleansing
Eliminates frizz while infusing unsurpassed smoothness, softness and shine into hair
Unsurpassed color and heat protection
Perfect for daily use
$9.50; 2 oz sold exclusively in salons and spas nationwide.

Australian Gold Sport Spray

Australian Gold X-Treme Sport Spray Gel ($7.99; Mass drug stores and AustralianGold.com) Allows you to protect yourself while you stay active with Total Performance Formula. It’s self-adapting polymer technology helps boost SPF and improve water resistance while providing a low-shine finish on skin.

RUSK Smooth Foam

Macadamia Professional Travel Sized Style Extend Dry Shampoo ($10, Ulta.com) Extend the life of your hairstyle with a translucent dry shampoo designed to absorb oil and product build-up. Hair is left feeling clean, revived and full of body.

PCA Skin Sheer

PCA SKIN Sheer Tint SPF 45 Water-Resistant ($49; PCASKIN.com)

This Skin Cancer Foundation recommended, luxurious formulation provides water-resistant, broad spectrum protection with a tinted finish.
· Tested to protect the skin for 80 minutes in water or while sweating

· Protects against aging UVA rays and burning UVB rays

· Titanium Dioxide (6%) and Zinc Oxide (8%) provide broad spectrum UV protection by reflecting, scattering and absorbing UV rays

· Awarded the Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation
Key Ingredients:
Ubiquinone (CoEnzyme Q10) – a potent antioxidant that fights free-radical damage. This is especially useful, as UV exposure generates free radicals in the skin.
Iron Oxides – can be naturally occurring or synthesized and are commonly used
to impart natural color into topical products.
Dimethicone – a silicone that contributes to the luxurious slip and finish of this tinted SPF.

Jurlique Sun Specialist

Jurlique Sun Specialist SPF40 High Protection Cream PA+++ ($38 at Jurlique.com) This rich cream combines UVA and UVB sunscreen ingredient technology with new Superberry Complex, a fruit extract blend that delivers essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids to condition and protect the skin from the effects of environmental aggressors. Inca Inchi Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and a special blend of natural emollients and Shea Butter help to maintain optimum skin moisturization during sun exposure for skin that looks and feels protected, hydrated and smooth.

Jurlique Sun Specialist Lotion

Jurlique Sun Specialist After Sun Replenishing Moisturising Lotion ($36 at Jurlique.com) A deeply nourishing, post-sun hydrating lotion for face and body designed to help restore moisture to the skin and maintain a lasting, even tan. This creamy formula is enriched with deeply hydrating natural butters to deliver the ultimate in moisturisation to protect and condition the skin from the effects of the drying effects of sun exposure.

Jurilque Specialist Tanner

Jurlique Sun Specialist Sunless Tanner ($36 at Jurlique.com) This lightweight, non-streaky formula is designed to provide multi-benefits of a natural, golden sunless tan, protection from environmental aggressors and intense hydration. Specially formulated with Sweet Orange fruit extract to help gently produce a natural, bronzed glow, and new Superberry Complex, a fruit extract blend that delivers essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids to protect and condition the skin from the effects of environmental aggressors. With a hint of color for an instant glow and Safflower Seed Oil to deeply hydrate, skin feels smooth, soft with healthy-looking color and luminosity.


Dial Silk & Magnolia Body Wash ($4.97; Available at grocery drug and mass retailers nationwide) NEW Dial® Silk & Magnolia Body Wash helps restore your skin. Enriched with silk protein, this clean-rinsing formula provides a luxurious lather for healthy skin that feels touchably silky soft.
Enriched with Silk Protein and Magnolia Blossom

Advanced moisture-attracting formula for lasting, lightweight hydration

Clean-rinsing formula provides a luxurious lather for healthier looking skin that feels touchably silky soft.

Equitance Brightening Serum

Equitance Brightening Serum & Spot Corrector ($125 (1.0 fl. oz); available at equitance-us.com) Clinically proven to improve the appearance of discoloration and uneven skin tone. This pioneering spot-targeting serum formula zeroes in on the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark discoloration. It uses patented technology to continuously deliver our key brightening ingredient, linoleic acid. With daily use, this essential step in the Brightening regimen brings clarity, brightness and radiance to skin’s appearance.

Layrite Cement

Layrite Cement Hair Clay, SRP: $19 (4 oz.) at Layrite.com Layrite Cement Hair Clay is an incredible high hold, water-based styling clay that delivers a clean, matte finish that will last all day. The perfect balance of select polymers and waxes with the lowest oil content combine to act like cement, delivering incredible hold with a natural, low shine finish. Unlike other formulas that can weigh hair down by coating it, this formula binds individual hairs together for extreme hold. Water-soluble so it washes out easily and won’t leave build-up behind! For Women: Also perfect for keeping a ponytail or braid in place, or for taming frizz and flyaways!

RUSK Smooth Foam

NEW RUSK Smooth Foam ($18; ULTA) Extends your straight style through 5 shampoos without the long-term commitment and harsh chemicals of a straightening treatment. It helps reduce your blow-dry time by 50% and delivers long-lasting frizz-free straight hair while maintaining hair’s natural movement and style.

Turbo IONIC Dryer

The NEW Hot Tools® Turbo IONIC® Dryer is the perfect combination of quality and design. The modern dryer with a narrow, European nozzle packs an impressive airflow with quiet operation. Its PRO-MOISTURE SYSTEM™ with ION TECHNOLOGY® is supplemented with Tourmaline to deliver a hydrating “spa treatment” for your hair — while fighting frizz and locking in moisture for supremely soft, manageable hair. The contemporary dryer also includes a concentrator with a narrow opening for precise drying. The lightweight dryer is available in classic black or bright neon orange for those who crave a little color in their life. ($70.00; Ulta/Ulta.com)

Hot Tools Digital Flat Iron

Hot Tools 1” Digital Flat Iron
The Titanium plates heat up to 450°F degrees for one pass straightening. The styling iron’s Pulse Technology® delivers prompt heat-up and instant heat recovery for an uninterrupted flow of precision heat that styles quickly and effortlessly. Rounded plate edges and a Soft-Touch finish — complimented by moveable Titanium “Micro-Shine®” styling plates — combine for maximum styling versatility and unsurpassed ergonomic comfort while handling.
($69.99; Ulta.com)

Epsom Salt Soaking Solution

Dr Teal’s Epsom Salt Soaking Solution 1LB
($2.99; Target/Walmart)
Dr Teal’s Epsom Salt Soaking Solution with Lavender is now offered in a light, convenient, compact bag. It is a quick and easy way to rejuvenate your body and soothe tired, achy muscles. The single use bag is lightweight and a great way to get started with Dr Teal’s. Clear your mind and heal your body with this naturally wholesome remedy.

DR Teals Bath and Body Oils

Dr. Teal’s Bath & Body Oils ($6.99, Walmart)
Formulated with super-emollient ingredients, this luxurious treatment gives instant hydration and pampers dry skin.
The lightweight, nourishing oil goes on sheer and vanishes into skin, leaving a silky, radiant finish with the delicate fragrance. The formula also works wonders in a warm tub.
Relax & Relief with Eucalyptus Spearmint: Relaxes the body and relieves the mind. Spearmint is used as a restorative for the body while eucalyptus stimulates the senses.
Soothe & Sleep with Lavender: Formulated with lavender essence, which has soothing properties to encourage a better night’s sleep.
Soften & Condition Olive Oil: Skin is infused with moisture from hydrating ingredients: Olive Oil, Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E create this sumptuous, lightly scented formula.
Can be used directly on the skin or in the bath.
Phthalate- and paraben-free.


Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Heat Tamer
(8oz / $5.99-$7.99; Walmart/Walgreens)
The Repair & Renew Heat Tamer includes protein-rich Keratin to fortify hair and Argan oil to prevent future damage. This formula protects your hair from superior heat and maximum breakage from temperatures of up to 450 degrees! Fortified with advanced provitamins and amino acids to guard against styling and finishing damages.


Curves Rock Fashion Weekend 2016 – Celebrating 5 Years

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Curves Rock Fashion Weekend is celebrating 5 years with a series of events starting July 20, 2016. Curves Rock Fashion Weekend (CRFW), an annual event for women with curves, is one of the largest fashion events for plus size women in the U.S. Featuring empowerment workshops and panel discussions that enhancing the self-esteem of women in the plus-size community, while promoting healthy lifestyles through fitness and healthy eating. CRFW is also a platform to display trendy fashions as well as bringing awareness to fashion designers, boutiques, retailers and businesses that cater to the plus-size community.

“We are excited to continue our journey of empowering women in the curvy community. We created this event to create a culture within the plus size industry where sisterhood, body positivity and fashion could co-exist!”
-Chanell Jones, Co-Founder, CEO, Executive Producer of Curves Rock Fashion Weekend

“Curves Rock is a phenomenal experience. It has been a blessing to me over the past 5 years to empower thousands of curvy women. I am super excited about our 5th year anniversary and can’t wait to celebrate with the curvy community.” –Tykesha Reed Co-Founder and Executive Director of Curves Rock Fashion Weekend

Last year’s event was a huge success. CRFW had over 650 people to attend throughout the weekend. We received rave reviews from the audience, press and bloggers. Several months after the event we are still getting requests for radio interviews and to make appearances at various events. The feedback we received has been astounding. Many designers and businesses that sponsored and/or supported our event have received a lot of follow up business from being associated with Curves Rock Fashion Weekend.

The 2016 Curves Rock Fashion Weekend kicks off the evening of July 20 with a series of events:

v July 20, 7pm-9pm, at the Ronald McDonald House with Glam Suite for a Cause. Curves Rock is partnering with the Ronald McDonald House to honor the Mother’s that have traveled from all across the world for the best care for their children. Participants will enjoy a night of pampering, encouragement and empowerment.

v July 21, 2016, 7pm-10pm, CRFW will host a Met & Greet at the Horseshoe Casino. Come out and meet the team, chat, have a few drinks and Karaoke!

v July 22, 2016, 6:30pm-10:30pm, CRFW presents Curves and Cufflinks mixer hosted by Ashley Stewart. Curves and Cufflinks, a networking event with industry leaders, models, designers, bloggers, will be held at the Marriot Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. Guest will enjoy specialty cocktails, giveaways, a runway competition and more.

July 23, 2016 MAIN EVENT held at the Marriot Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
§ 10am-4pm: The Curves Rock Expo featuring live performances, workshops, beauty demonstrations, shopping and more. This event is FREE and open to the public.

§ 11am-2pm: The Curvy Women Who Rock Brunch, a celebration of curvy women in the community. During the brunch 3 recipients will be awarded for the Humanitarian Award, the Curvy Enthusiast Award and the Curvy Business Women of the Year Award. Hosted by Tyra Hill of the Tyra Hill Show, the Curvy Women Who Rock Brunch will also feature a designer exclusive sneak peek and discussion panel. The panel will include; Essie Gloden, a Plus Size Model and Blogger; Alexandra Boos, a Plus Size Fashion Pioneer; Yashima White Azilove, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Radio One and the CEO of Magnate Consulting and Sabrina Servance from Lifetime’s Big Women Big Love. (Ticketing information for this event is available on the website.)

§ 12pm-3pm: The Plus ROLE Model Workshop. This workshop is for women interested in becoming plus models or plus models interested in taking their careers and brand to the next level. Aspiring models will learn modeling skills and attend workshops that teach them how to balance life as a model.
Featuring workshops like:

§ Runway. POSE. Repeat. hosted by Plus Model Samantha Lebbie

§ Fashion to Finance hosted by Wells Fargo, 1pm-2pm

§ Social Media and blogging 101 hosted by Kimberlee Powell/The Natural Fashionista

§ 6pm-7pm: The Curves Rock Fashion Week VIP Reception

§ 7:30pm: The Curves Rock Fashion Week Fashion Show featuring designer Carl Troger of Alek Risminic Couture and hosted by Comedian Lonnie B. Doors open at 7pm.


Four Seasons Resort Hualālai R – Summer Retreat Series

Chicago, IL – Picture yourself taking a break to Hawaii Island’s only five-star beachside resort to renew your commitment to your fitness, nutrition and appearance. Imagine having a paddleboard adventure, hiking in a tropical setting or participating in a goal setting workshop to reset your aspirations as well as your attitude.

“Four Seasons Resort Hualālai is a sanctuary for the senses,” remarks Tammy Petersen, President of Retreats Unlimited, “and the perfect setting for the retreats we’re offering this summer to revitalize your body and mind. Indulge in one of these retreats in our unparalleled luxury on the picturesque Kona coast of Hawaii, the Big Island and you’re sure to leave invigorated and inspired.”

July 10-14, 2016

Hawaii Island Boot Camp with Zack Schares

In this active lifestyle retreat, you’ll step up your fitness program, embrace healthier eating and sharpen your style with Zack Schares, a high performance fitness instructor, personal trainer and professional triathlete. Zack’s infectious enthusiasm and “No Excuses” philosophy inspires confidence and makes each session—ranging from a rock climbing excursion or beachside obstacle course to a mini marathon—exhilarating. A goal setting workshop, organic cooking demonstration and fashion show are part of this getaway. Take advantage of the Early Bird Promotion until June 10, 2016, priced at $3,578 USD for double occupancy (shared room) and $4,966 for single occupancy.

July 24-28, 2016

Intense Yoga Immersion Retreat with Sean Phelps

Whether you want to take your yoga practice to the next level or need to revive your passion for yoga, you’ll accelerate your practice at this Intense Yoga Immersion retreat. Sean Phelps is a dedicated daily Ashtanga practitioner and agility and strength training devotee with an avid following throughout the country. In this five-day session, you’ll learn how to sustain and ignite your inner fire and float peacefully, mindfully, and energetically every second you are on the mat. Alignment techniques and breath work will be covered extensively during all sessions. Take advantage of the Early Bird Promotion until June 17, 2016, priced at $3,578 USD for double occupancy (shared room) and $4,966 for single occupancy.

August 21-25, 2016

Total Wellness Made Sexy with Fern Langham and Nikki Sharp

Abundant living through food, fitness, yoga and empowering knowledge are the themes of this retreat.

Fern Langham, founder of ThyroidYoga™, is a wellness expert renowned for her artful approach to self-healing. Nikki Sharp teaches people how to have a healthy relationship with food and their bodies. Together, they will inspire and guide you to adopt simple changes that lead to deeper connections with others, increased serenity and greater happiness. A cooking demonstration, guided meditations and rituals, and workshops on food, relationships and creative visualization are included. Take advantage of the Early Bird Promotion until July 21, 2016, priced at $3,858 USD for double occupancy (shared room) and $5,586 for single occupancy.

All Retreats Include:

5 days and 4 nights at the magnificent Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, Hawaii Island’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond hotel and selected by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hotel in Hawaii
Full meal plan with breakfast, lunch and dinner
Shuttle service to and from the airport
All taxes, tips and services
Retreats Unlimited daily gift bag

These retreats are being offered by Retreats Unlimited and Wild Wellness Travel. To make a reservation, review the detailed itineraries or for additional information visit Retreats Unlimited or call 312-961-3280.

Retreats Unlimited

Retreats Unlimited is a full-service retreat company offering fitness, self-improvement and wellness vacations. Unlike any other, our retreats and wellness holidays are in destinations that are unique. The resorts are luxurious and each retreat offers unique experiences. http://www.myretreatsunlimited.com/

Wild Wellness Travel

Wild Wellness Travel creates balanced vacations based on a philosophy that includes stress reduction, fitness, cultural involvement, self-care and food education. With these five pillars we promote and offer transformational wellness experiences internationally. www.wildwellnesstravel.com

About Four Seasons Resort Hualālai

Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, set on the picturesque Kona coast of Hawaii, the Big Island, is a magnificent work of destination art. Built into its natural surroundings, the Resort combines history, culture, pure pampering, and true aloha to all who come its way.

Hawaii Island’s only Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond hotel, the Resort features 243 magnificent rooms, including 51 spectacular suites, a signature Jack Nicklaus golf course, a world-class spa and sports club, seven pools, an array of cultural experiences, and active adventures. Award-winning dining is offered, highlighting a regional, seasonal, artisanal approach; while romance abounds, as the Resort specializes in creating spectacular wedding, honeymoon, and anniversary experiences. All the while, the contrast of ancient black lava rock with towering coconut palms, white sand beaches, and azure sea creates opportunities for memories and photographs at every turn. www.fourseasons.com/hualalai


Michelle Obama Wearing alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet

Michelle Obama wore alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet yesterday, Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 while hosting the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show in the East Room at the White House May 25, 2016 in Washington, DC.


FLOTUS wears alice + olivia’s Eartha Flare Midlength Skirt paired with the Gracelyn Ribbed Off-the-Shoulder Cropped Top in Black from Bendet’s Spring 2016 collection.

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Gracelyn Ribbed Off-the-Shoulder Cropped Top in Black
Retail: $188.00
Available for purchase at: aliceandolivia.com


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Eartha Flare Midlength Skirt
Retail: $550.00
Available for purchase at: www.aliceandolivia.com
Direct link: https://www.aliceandolivia.com/eartha-wide-waistband-full-flare-midlength-skirt.html?gdffi=6948180f4…

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen – Birmingham

We decided to dine at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen due to our love of Cajun cuisine.  I grew up in the Deep South; born in Mobile, Alabama.  There are several memories of my family fishing and hosting crawfish boils. My aunts would also meet-up (weekly) at my grand mother’s home with a huge pot of Gumbo.  The menu would included fried okra, boiled corn, seafood gumbo, and snow crab legs.

Needless to say, I was excited to fill my stomach with this delicious meal.  I ordered the Jumbo Shrimp Brochette, Dirty Rice with Spinach on the side.  This was no ordinary shrimp because it’s actually wrapped in bacon, infused with jalapeño and Monterey Jack Cheese.  We ended the meal with a shared slice of Chocolate Cake.

“It’s not what we have in our life but who we have in our life that matters” author J. M. Laurence



Ann Taylor Summer Style: Crisp Whites

With summer Friday’s, rooftop bars and barbeques ahead, a head-to-toe white look is the perfect accessory on a warm summer’s day or night for a cool, sophisticated look that never goes out of style.

Etched Hem Kimono Dress Eyelet Back Dress

No matter what the event, Ann Taylor’s summer collection has plenty of crisp white options to last until Labor Day. For a glamourous night out, wear a flattering knit halter top with comfortable culottes. For a casual brunch, a denim button down skirt or trendy espadrille wedges will look fresh and effortless.


Queenstown Premium Outlets – Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale


Queenstown Premium Outlets to jumpstart summer with Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale event May 27 – 30
Premier shopping destination offers summertime specials and extra savings

To kick off the summer season with extra-special savings and deals, Queenstown Premium Outlets invites all fashionistas and savvy shoppers to join in on its annual Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale event! From Friday, May 27 – Monday, May 30, guests can enjoy extended hours and save on their favorite apparel, accessories and home merchandise – all while taking in the weekend’s warm weather!

Shoppers will find outside store displays from brand-name retailers, including:

Ann Taylor Loft Outlet
Calvin Klein
Clark’s Outlet
Easy Spirit
Harry and David
Nine West
Stride Rite
Tommy Hilfiger
Wilson’s Leather

As an added convenience, Queenstown Premium Outlets will also offer extended hours to allow ample time for shoppers to enjoy all the savings during the holiday weekend.

Friday, May 27: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 28: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 29: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday, May 30: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

For more information and a complete list of participating retailers, please visit premiumoutlets.com/queenstown.

GET THE LOOK: Mila Kunis Billboard Music Awards 2016 Photos

Mila Kunis is back, baby! She made her first MAJOR appearance in months at last night’s Billboard Music Awards!


Gearing up for her new movie out this summer, “Bad Moms,” Mila was the center of attention on the red carpet and stage, donning a dress and hairstyle that has everyone calling her a “hot mom.”

Renowned celebrity stylist, Renato Campora (@RenatoCampora), worked his magic for Mila’s fresh and modern look with Infusium 23 – a full line of salon-proven products scientifically formulated to beautifully transform even the most damaged hair – and PRO Beauty Tools – a line of high performance, top quality styling tools at retail friendly prices.

· I wanted to keep Mila Kunis’ Billboard Music Awards look simple yet beautiful with texture.

· First, I washed and conditioned her hair with the Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Shampoo and Conditioner to illuminate and brighten her strands.

· I wanted a lot of texture for this look so I sprayed the Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Leave-In Treatment when her hair was damp to help build texture and volume.

· Next, I dried her hair with the PRO Beauty Tools 1875W Ionic AC Motor and ran my hands through her hair – no brush.

· I selected random pieces and curled them with the PRO Beauty Tools 1 ¼ Curling Iron to add more volume.

· It’s all about the texture today! So I sprayed the Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Leave-In Treatment in her hair which also helped tame fly-aways and create that sleek look.

· I pulled a few pieces out on side of her face to create a soft, romantic feel. The rest of the hair was pulled into a high ponytail.

· Then, I braided the ponytail very loosely, wrapped it around and finished the look by pinning the braid around the ponytail.

· Mila’s high bun is fresh, young and modern, and compliments her dress perfectly!


Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Shampoo
Rich with intensive hair-healthy ingredients to strengthen and reveal hair’s true beauty. The i-23 Complex®, enriched with provitamins, proteins and amino acids, pampers and promotes soft, healthy-looking, manageable hair.

Infusium 23 2

Price: $6.99/16 oz.
Availability: Target.com

Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Conditioner
Reinforced with hair-healthy conditioners and shine enhancers to recharge, renew and deeply treat dull, damaged, stressed-out hair.

Infusium 23

Price: $6.99/16 oz.
Availability: Target.com

Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Leave-In Treatment
Reduces split ends and tames fly-aways. Improves the quality of hair over time and protects against breakages. Instantly detangles wet or dry hair.

Infusium 23 3

Price: $6.99/8 oz.
Availability: Target.com

Infusium 23 Repair + Renew Heat Tamer
Finish with Repair & Renew Heat Tamer for superior heat and maximum breakage protection from temperatures of up to 450 degrees. Fortified with advanced provitamins and amino acids to guard against styling and finishing damages.

Infusium 23 4

Price: $6.99/8 oz.
Availability: Target.com

PRO Beauty Tools 1875W Ionic AC Motor Dryer
Uses Ionic Technology to expose strands to less heat and in turn, less damage, while retaining natural moistures for silky, frizz-free styles.


Price: $39.99
Availability: Target.com

PRO Beauty Tools 24K Gold Plated Curling Iron
Provide advanced heat technology ideal for curling all hair types. The high direct heat styles hair quickly resulting in less heat damage from prolonged exposure to the curling iron.

PRO Beauty Tools

Price: $21.99
Availability: Target.com

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