Crabtree & Evelyn Summer Travel Essentials Kit: Beauty Product Review

Crabtree & Evelyn shared some of their best body care essentials to help everyone look great from head-to-toe.  The beauty products were travel size and expected to hydrate multiple areas of the skin.

Crabtree & Evelyn Review:

As a beauty enthusiast, I love products that can be applied for multi-purpose.  The Hydra Marine Nourishing Oil conditions the hair, face, and body.  This product smells amazing and truly nourished my tresses.

The Intensive All-Purpose Balm will be an honorary beauty favorite!  It’s infused with healing properties and has the natural scent of eucalyptus, rosemary, and cloverleaf.

I applied the balm after my pedicure; a natural area for skin dryness.

After a weekly manicure my hands often need more attention.  The Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy’s infused with macadamia nut oil, shea butter, and aloe.  I used the hand therapy on my skin and around the cuticle.

The Summer Travel Essentials kit’s a great addition to your beauty arsenal.  All products are dermatologist tested and amazing gift option!


Heidi Klum, Christian Siriano, Jason Wu, and Isaac Mizrahi: Charitybuzz Fashion Auction

Charitybuzz is changing online fundraising by design with the introduction of their first-ever curated Fashion Auction, part of this year’s successful Charitybuzz Curates program. As New York Fashion Week pitches is tents, Charitybuzz is showcasing their fall line, featuring bidding opportunities on specially curated experiences and one-of-a-kind luxury items—all to benefit charity.

The Charitybuzz Fashion Auction runs August 8-24 at

Bidding is now open on one-of-a-kind opportunities like:

  • Meet Heidi Klum at the Season Finale of Project Runway during NYFW to benefit the Television Academy Foundation
  • Meet Christian Siriano with seats to his ready-to-wear show to benefit Delivering Good
  • A private cocktail party—for 25—with Jason Wu at his NYC Studio to support the Dramatists Guild Fund
  • Sit down to lunch for 4  with designer Isaac Mizrahi in NYC to benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
  • Tour the VOGUE offices and legendary fashion closet in support of the Girl Be Heard Institute
  • Meet Kate Spade CCO, Deborah Lloyd, with tickets to the Kate Spade NYFW show to benefit Fashion Fights Cancer
  • Join fashion journalist Jo Squillo at the catwalks of Milan Fashion Week, secure a 1-month internship with Swinger International in Bussolengo, Italy, or enjoy lunch with Ilaria Venturini Fendi at her Carmina Campus headquarters in Rome all to benefit The Wishwall Foundation
  • Assist Kelly Cutrone for a day during this year’s NYFW in support of PETA
  • Tour Zac Posen’s NYC Atelier and attend the ZAC look book photoshoot to benefit the Tribeca Film Institute
  • Tour the Glossier showroom and enjoy lunch with CEO Emily Weiss to benefit Vineyard Arts Project
  • Sit down to lunch with legendary designer Nicole Miller to benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research
  • Meet designer Borris Powell in his Chicago showroom in support of Telluride AIDS Benefit
  • Celebrate with a private party for 20 at Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James in Nashville, TN in support of  the Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park
  • Meet Mara Hoffman with a tour of her NYC studio to benefit The Gathering for Justice

Some of the guilt-free luxury accessories now up for auction include:

  • One of only 300 1979 White Cadillac Sevilles designed by Gucci to benefit the Malaika Foundation
  • An iconic Cartier 18K yellow gold panther link necklace to benefit American Friends of Soroka
  • Pirates of the Caribbean-inspired vintage leather jacket hand embellished by Rocky Barnes in support of Heal the Bay
  • A custom-made Atelier Savas Leather Jacket & meeting with designer Savannah Yarborough to benefit Nashville’sMusicians Corner

The chance to attend all of this season’s best shows and presentations are also up for charitable auction including tickets to presentations by Rosie AssoulinA DetacherNaeem KhanTanya Taylor, and Nina Tiara to support Fashion Fights Cancer,Shahida Parides in support of The Wishwall Foundation, and Tracy Reese to benefit the Public Relations Society of America Foundation, among others. Additional fashion show experiences will be added throughout the auction.

The Fashion Auction is the fourth in a new series of specially curated auctions hosted by Charitybuzz to help nonprofits raise even more money for worthy causes all year long. The remaining 2017 schedule includes Charitybuzz Curates: Hollywood – October 3–19, and Charitybuzz Curates: Entrepreneur – November 1–16.

This year’s first three curated auctions, Charitybuzz Curates: Music, Charitybuzz Curates: Golf, and Charitybuzz Curates: Broadway have raised in total more than $1.2M for nonprofit partners.


Break Fashion Rules: How To Build Your Confidence with Certain Outfits

We all wish we could just slip on an outfit and feel confident but unfortunately, that is something we lack. All too often, we want our clothing choices to make us feel confident.  It is one of the most frustrating concepts known to woman, as we cave into our self-imposed anxieties. Instead of wearing what we want to wear, we go with something that’s deemed flattering because we are worried about our bodies.

That’s where this post comes in because we can’t sit back on this subject anymore. We want to help you build your confidence!

Rules Are There To Be Broken

This whole concept of certain “fashion rules” is insane. If you want to wear horizontal stripes, skinny jeans, an oversized boyfriend t-shirt or a color so loud you make Lady Gaga circa-2010 look tame, then wear it. If you prefer to dress with a bit of flair instead of like a traditional mom, then go for it. Wearing what you want because it makes you feel amazing is what will give you confidence, and that will make you shine. Wearing an outfit that you’re not sure about because that is what the imaginary fashion-police says you have to wear is a thing of the past. Today’s society is all about celebrating you and your personal choices.

Featured Photo from Nordstrom

Highlight Your Best Parts

There is not a woman in the world that loves every single part of their body, not even Beyonce. But there are qualities we love about ourselves, that favorite part, so play that up. This is a great way to help you focus on the positives and love what you have while making you less anxious about what you want to cover up. However, don’t be afraid to change the things that are lowering your confidence. What we’re saying is, if you keep looking at because deep down you believe breast augmentation will boost your spirits, then go for it. Everyone deserves to be overflowing with confidence because that leads to a more fulfilled life.

Have A Go To Outfit

We all have those days where we feel like we have absolutely nothing to wear, which affects what we see in the mirror. That is why having a “go to outfit” is very important. That one uniform you can just throw on with zero thought and love what you see. To make this as universal as possible, we recommend that your “go to outfit” is something that can be casual or slightly dressy. If you want some guidance, check out this article on how to make your outfit by Of course, you don’t need just one go to outfit. Being able to feel amazing at a moment’s notice should not be underestimated!

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On Saturday, August 5th M.Y.O.B. Cosmetics (Mind Your Own Beauty) launched their 35-piece collection at the newly minted Soho hotspot, Public Hotels. The event hosted 75 beautiful women of all shades, shapes and tones and thrusting them into a world of make-up, glamour and possibilities.

Guests had a ball testing product while snapping selfies at the different glam stations. M.Y.O.B.’s line of liquid lipgloss and lipsticks had everyone’s attention all night. Ladies lined up to figure out their shade, just to leave their mark in M.Y.O.B.’s “Kiss Book”.

Celebrity makeup artist Renny Vasquez was in attendance, along with some of our favorite new beauty bloggers: Ashley Vera, Maria So Fab, Carla Sta Cruz, Jade Ashley and more.

M.Y.O.B.’s motto is “Beauty My Way” and they encourage all women to take charge of their look by setting no limits on their beauty tools or the way they use them. Check out their collection at

Black Girls Rock 2017 and Yara Shahidi Red Carpet Style

Yara Shahidi has become a red carpet siren with a unique style.  She was seen wearing a gorgeous purple bell-sleeved dress for The Black Girls Rock! 2017 event. This Elie Saab dress had a ruffle neckline and pleated skirt for the bottom.

Photo Credit: People Style

The use of coordinating accessories made her look very distinctive.  Yara cinched the waist with a plum-colored belt and metallic pointed-toe heels.

Fashionistas can appear taller (with natural curves) by wearing a belt in the same tone as your outfit.

Find a few style options from Forever 21 below:

White Laces coordinate with Shirt Dress
Wrap Belt can be worn with Black Dress




Coffee: A Must-Have Beauty Ingredient from MineTan

Not only does coffee taste good and help you stay awake, but it also gives beauty benefits to your skin, such as, fight premature aging of the skin, reduce under-eye puffiness, exfoliate and smooth the skin, minimize the visibility of cellulite…and the list goes on.

What more could you ask for? Below please find products from MineTan that contain coffee as a key ingredient.

MineTan Coconut Coffee Foam ($34.99)

Think: a product that delivers an exotic dark brown finish, hydrates and firms the skin and smells good! The coconut water ingredient will hydrate, smooth and nourish your skin, while the coffee will firm and reduce the appearance of cellulite. It’s the ultimate tanning product that will give you the skin finish you desire.

MineTan Coffee Scrub Original ($16.99)

Exfoliate and revitalize your skin with this full body caffeine kick. The freshly ground coffee will smooth your skin and target imperfections such as uneven skin tone, stretch marks, cellulite, dry skin and a fading tan. Use in the shower on a regular basis – dig in and wake up your skin!