National Wear Your Lilly Day – June 21st First Day of Summer

Lilly Pulitzer®, the authentic resort fashion brand owned by Oxford Industries, Inc., (NYSE:OXM), is thrilled to celebrate the long-awaited first day of summer, June 21st, aka National Wear Your Lilly Day in a bigger way than ever before. Never needing a cause for celebration, Lilly Lovers will toast their lighthearted lifestyle and the sunny days to come in their favorite Lilly pieces.

 

Summer is bolder and brighter and in the world of fashion, Lilly is THE resort brand to fulfill those requirements. The perfect answer to a jet-set lifestyle inspired by their Palm Beach roots, the Lilly world is filled with bright colors and wild prints. Whether you’re at a pool-side soiree, weekend wedding or burying your toes in the sand, Lilly Pulitzer’s classic chic styles and personality-filled prints are always bound to kick your summer into high gear.

 

Lilly will also be spreading the celebration on June 21st in-store, online, and via their social media platforms. Just like Lilly opened stores wherever she had friends, on National Wear Your Lilly Day you will find well-known friends of the brand painting your Instagram feed in colorful prints and sunny illustrations custom made by the Lilly Print Studio. Taking the social media a step further, this summer Lilly is innovating with a user-generated content gallery via Offerpop Commerce that turns the hashtag #summerinlilly into a shoppable feed from bright & stylish Lilly Girls.

 

Finally, Lilly Pulitzer retail and signature stores will be partying Saturday, June 21st with music, sips & sweets, giveaways and much more!

 

Shop the Summer Collection at www.lillypulitzer.com so you are ready for the First Day of Summer!

 

 

Statement Necklaces: Wardrobe Must Have

I am a huge fan of wearing statement necklaces. The right necklace can transform an entire look and can be worn with a variety of clothing items.  Fashion girls can purchase this accessory from a number of retailers either online (my personal favorite) or in a department store.  No matter what’s your preference anyone can find a necklace that suits her individual style.  Whether it’s a basic tee shirt or elegant dress, this fashion accessory is a wardrobe must have!

 

 

 

Sienna Naturals Baobab Oil Moisturizing Collection Launch

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Winter was long but Spring is finally in the air! The seasons may be in transition, but that doesn’t mean your hair should be just as unpredictable. This Spring and Summer, let your hair down and flash your stems!  Allow me to introduce the Baobab Oil Moisturizing Collection from Sienna Naturals.

Sienna NaturalsMy name is Hannah and I am the founder of Sienna Naturals. I was raised in a multi-racial family that valued natural foods and natural living. However, when it came to my beauty regimen, I struggled to find natural products that met the needs of my hair and seasonally dry skin. My hair became a source of anxiety rather than a source of confidence. Despite the abundance of options in our beauty stores today, finding high quality natural products continues to be a challenge. The demand is there, so where are the products?

Enter Sienna Naturals. Our mission is to create highly effective natural products designed to improve the condition of your hair and skin while you use them. We source the globe for active ingredients that deliver trustworthy performance for all women.

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It all begins with the Baobab tree (Bah-oh-Bab or Bey-oh-Bab), the source of a key ingredient in our new moisturizing collection. Our Baobab Oil is derived from the oil rich seeds of the Baobab fruit, and we source it fair trade from Senegal, West Africa. Baobab oil helps repair skin damage, wrinkles from aging, and significantly improves skin elasticity, a treatment I’ve used during my own pregnancy to prevent stretch marks. At Sienna Naturals, Baobab oil is paired with nature’s most illustrious elements to leave your skin and hair feeling fresh and hydrated throughout the year.

 

Sienna Naturals never uses harsh chemicals such as fragrance, parabens, or harsh sulfates (SLS and SLES). Petroleum, mineral oil, silicones, or other “filler” ingredients are not in our repertoire.  You can also find more information about our products on our website: www.siennanaturals.com and vendor profiles at Birchbox and Amazon.
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NBC WBAL-TV Segment with CureDiva.com

I was asked to visit NBC’s WBAL to talk about the lifestyle brand CureDiva.com This project was close to my heart because of the number of women (we know and love) who have had to undergo cancer.  Often times when they’re in this situation, they are facing several physical battles such as hot flashes, weakening nails, or hair loss.  CureDiva.com is platform for women to not only wear fashionable accessories before, during, and after their treatment but it’s also a community for women to discuss issues that are centered around the illness.

The products I featured where the Acquarella Nail System, Travel Purse with Ice Pack, and a Fancy Hands Fan.  Each product serves a purpose, for example the Travel Purse Ice Pack helps women with hot flashes (as a mini cooler.)

In addition to sharing the products with local viewers, I decided to wear the color pink to support the brand.

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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.

 

 

Jennifer Lopez Accessories: Look for Less from Designs by Millo

Can’t get enough of Jennifer Lopez’s accessories from American Idol? Well look no further….Go-to accessory site, Designs by Millo, carries almost identical items so you can “get her look for less”.

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Dannijo Blanca Earrings, $445 Designs by Millo Starburst and Mother of Pearl Earrings, $4,300

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Lisa Freede Wing Ring, $95/ Vita Fede Omega Ring, $188; Kismet by Milka Black Diamond Quilted, $1,875

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Intensively Hydrating Products: Lierac’s Hydra-Chrono+ Intense Hydrating Balm and Coherence Replumping Lip Cream, Sulwhasoo’s Overnight Vitalizing Mask, Brazilian Blowout™ Açai Deep Conditioning Masque, bodycology Enchanted Forest Exfoliating Sugar Scrub and Australian Gold’s Moisture Lock Lotion

We've provided a list of intensively hydrating products to get you, your skin and your hair through this last push of winter.

Please see below for information on Lierac’s Hydra-Chrono+ Intense Hydrating Balm and Coherence Replumping Lip Cream, Sulwhasoo’s Overnight Vitalizing Mask, Brazilian Blowout™ Açai Deep Conditioning Masque, bodycology Enchanted Forest Exfoliating Sugar Scrub and Australian Gold’s Moisture Lock Lotion.

image001 (4)Lierac Hydra-Chrono+ Intense Hydrating Balm($52; Lierac-usa.com) – A creamy and generous balm that works to durably regulate hydration and instantly protect, nourish and comfort all particularly dehydrated skin types. Ideal as an “emergency rescue” mask. Suitable for all skin types, this ultra-vanishing balm contains a moisturizing & multi-protecting technology exclusive to LIERAC:13% hydration reprogramming botanical complex: based on the latest discoveries made by LIERAC research, this complex results from the combination of 2 complementary active ingredients (a natural amino acid and Ophiopogon japonicus extract) with NMF. This complex is capable of complementing and stimulating the skin’s two types of water channels.2.5% anti-oxidant rich water hyacinth: this botanical active ingredient is capable of protecting the skin from environmental assaults thanks to its anti-oxidant, detoxifying and purifying abilities.2% rose and cherry flower extracts: these two flower extracts were selected for their moisturizing, anti-oxidant and nutritive properties.

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Lierac Coherence Lip Replumping Cream($39; Lierac-usa.com) – Clinicals available upon requestEnriched with nourishing and smoothing agents, a comprehensive firming and anti-aging lip cream containing an ultra-high concentration of collagen III accelerating vectors for an intense replumping and lifting effect and perfectly contoured lips. Helps redefine and plump lips. Facilitates lipstick application and improves hold.Collagen III accelerating vectors (6%): unique vectors with the ability to reprogram the synthesis of type III collagen, the collagen that gives skin its firmness.Plumping peptide: for perfectly contoured lips.Hyaluronic acid: the benchmark wrinkle-filling ingredient, hyaluronic acid helps instantly smooth the skin and visibly “replump” it.Shea butter: rich in essential fatty acids, provides intense nourishing action.

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Sulwhasoo Overnight Vitalizing Mask($50; Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, US.Sulwhasoo.com)Replenish your skin as you rest with this hydrating overnight mask, formulated with Korean medicinal herbs to reawaken skin's natural glow. Benefits:Walnut extract creates an essential moisture layer on the skin, promoting optimal absorption of nourishing ingredients, like purifying angelica extract and antioxidant pomegranate extract, during sleep.White mulberry extract minimizes redness and protects from free-radicals.Hyaluronic acid promotes long-term hydration, restoring and revitalizing skin overnight

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Brazilian Blowout™ Açai Deep Conditioning Masque($20; BrazilianBlowout.com)This “Mini Brazilian Blowout in a bottle” is a creamy, rich, intense conditioning masque that coats each hair strand with exclusive, nutritive proteins to eliminate frizz, promote shine, and guarantee the longest-lasting smoothing result. This Acai hair care product infuses the hair with an exclusive blend of native smoothing and sealing properties incorporated into a proprietary Brazilian Super-Nutrient Complex, a vegetable based complex native to the Brazilian Amazon rich with Acai, Annatto Seed and Camu Camu. This complex allows for a continual and cumulative smoothing effect to occur while the hair is washed and styled in between professional treatments.Features/Benefits:Intense reconstructorInfuses and locks-in vital moistureSmoothes, strengthens and promotes shineColor-safeUVA/UVB protection

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bodycology Enchanted Forest Exfoliating Sugar Scrub
($5.99; Walmart and Target)

Exfoliating sugar crystals refresh skin’s appearance while nourishing Shea Butter moisturizes and rehydrates. Massage gently in a circular motion, and rinse thoroughly to reveal softer skin and light fragrance.

Scent: The blend of jasmine, nutmeg, and musk in Enchanted Forest creates a mesmerizing and sensual aroma that captivates the senses. Enchanted Forest opens with alluring top notes of Sweet Orange and Jasmine. Mid-notes of Nutmeg, Muguet and Vanilla Crème create an exciting scent that ends with dry notes of Sandalwood, White Cedar and Musk.

image006 Australian Gold® Moisture Lock lotion($10.49; AustralianGold.com)Extend the life of your winter island getaway with this super hydrating lotion that is packed with vital ingredients that enrich your skin leaving it luxuriously soft and smooth after each use!· Natural sunflower, tea tree and olive fruit oils seal in moisture, for a smooth, glowing complexion· Vitamin E helps to prevent and diminish fine lines and wrinklesMineral Oil FreeAustralian Gold signature fragrance