Downtown Summerlin’s IT Holiday Gifting Crawl

Downtown Summerlin, in collaboration with style guru and fashion blogger, Christie Moeller, hosted a group of us last Saturday for a holiday gifting crawl to experience some the retail goodness and deals for the holiday season!

We started off at Dillard’s to talk about one of my favorite brands from England, Jo Malone. Most people discover this brand the way I did, via a Jo Malone candle. Handmade in England, the candle-making process is a truly artisanal. They carefully choose from 400 different wicks. Their bath oils are to die for. A candle, a bath oil, a room spray…you cannot go wrong with Jo Malone products especially for holiday gifting this season.

Special thanks go out to them for gifting us the Nectarine Blossom & Honey Bath Oil, cannot wait to use it!

Our next stop was a tasting experience at Oil & Vinegar – a gourmet specialty retail concept from Norway. Once you step in this beautiful space, you feel like you’ve stepped into a shop somewhere in Europe. With a vast array of oils and vinegars to choose from, the options are endless. I need to back for their mustard which was absolutely delicious. Check out the beautiful array of holiday gift baskets for the foodie in your life.

We then walked over to Leather Couture by Jessica Galindo – all locally handcrafted leather pieces designed by Jessica herself. The aesthetic of the store is gorgeous, I couldn’t stop admiring the bags, bowties and leather scarves. If you’re looking for a unique and luxurious gift, you have to check out this space. Special thanks to Jessica for the custom leather luggage tag! Did you know you can also go in and work with Jessica one-on-one for a customized piece? I’m loving the silver leather right now…hmmm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was my first time at West Elm and since I’m in home renovation mode at the moment, I couldn’t help but get inspired by some of their gorgeous displays. We experienced a Terrarium workshop, also a first for me. It’s always good to learn something new. Thank you for the beautiful cactus! The key to maintaining the cactus alive – do not overwater. Noted.

Another brand I love is G Aveda Salon and Spa. It always smells so good in there! The gift of relaxation and healing makes for a great gift! Thank you for gifting us a mini-facial, I need to book my appointment soon.

We ended our Downtown Summerlin holiday gifting tour with a delicious lunch at California Pizza Kitchen. Wow, so much more than just pizza, they have salads and appetizers that captivated my palate. California Pizza kitchen gift cards are perfect stocking stuffers!

A big THANK YOU goes out to all the Downtown Summerlin retailers who were so generous to give us discounts and goodies – Trufusion, Lyndee at Victoria’s Secret, LG Gallery, JoeleeneSteve Madden, WindsorFrancesca’s, Crazy Pita, Maggiano’s, Nekter Juice Bar, Makers & Finders, Soma, Shake Shack, Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar, Vision by Amel, Build a Bear  Workshop, and Buy Buy Baby.

You can literally get all of your holiday shopping done at Downtown Summerlin! Follow them on IG @downtownsummerlin, on Facebook and on Twitter @DTSummerlin for the latest deals, holiday hours and events.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Neiman Marcus’ Annual Blogger Brunch Featuring this Holiday Season’s Beauty Must Haves

November and December are my favorite months of the year. I start feeling the holiday cheer in the air. It’s when Christmas music starts being played on the radio, holiday outfits takeover store mannequins and the holiday parties begin.

This weekend I attended my first holiday brunch of the season – the annual beauty blogger brunch inside Mariposa Café at Neiman Marcus on the Vegas Strip. The yearly soiree gives us a sneak peek into the most popular beauty buys for the holidays. I’m always excited to see fabulous products from some of my favorite beauty brands and this year, it was sort of a blogger reunion, a chance to see some of my favorite local ladies many whom I haven’t seen in a while.

Here’s a quick rundown of my favorites!

Tom Ford Boy and Girl Lip Collection is a limited collection of gorgeous shades named after women and men Tom Ford truly admires. These colors come in matte, creme and metallic finishes that can be worn alone or together.

YSL lip stains and lip oils are full of pigment and non-drying. My favorite color for the season is #1 Tatouage Couture, as pictured below.

Laura Mercier Flawless Rose Oil is fast-absorbing and lightweight with intense hydration power. What a great stocking stuffer gift!

Kiehls and Fresh sleep masks are the next big thing in masks. Much easier to apply because you only apply at night for ultimate moisturization, brightening and firming.

Jo Malone holiday fragrance gift sets are all about color and they are so delectable! My favorite scent is the peony and blush suede.

John Hardy Dragons, stones and crystals, oh my! John Hardy’s inspiration for this line was the love story of the dragons and stones. I personally believe in the power and energies of crystals. It has been said to wear the dragon bracelets facing outward to protect yourself from negative energy and wear them inward when you want to attract positive energy.

Atelier Cologne Only available in Nolita in NYC and Champs-Élysées in Paris, this brand has a love story of its own. Curated by Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel who fell in love while creating the collection.

Oribe dry shampoo not only smells divine but it doesn’t leave the white residue as many other dry shampoos do. As a new mom, I rely on dry shampoo now more than ever…adding this one to my Xmas wish list!

Lastly, I’m overdue for a new winter scent and I think I finally found the one, Chanel Gabrielle. It reminds me of my favorite summer scent, Armani Si. What’s your favorite scent right now?

Head over to Neiman Marcus to check out the numerous holiday beauty gift options for the wifey, girlfriend and mom. She won’t be disappointed. Happy Holidays!

 

 

butter LONDON’S new Sheer Wisdom Lush Lip Oils Review

Living in the Las Vegas desert has definitely turned me onto more hydrating products for my skin, hair and face. Although today is the first day of spring, it already feels like summer here, what’s new right? And now that I’m pregnant, I’ve had to step it up an extra notch, using extra moisturizer everywhere. I have never found a truly hydrating lip balm let alone a lip gloss. In fact, many ended my drying out my lips even more! So when the butter London PR rep reached out to me to try the new Sheer Wisdom Lush Lips Oils, I was anxiously excited to review them.

Each creamy lip oil is developed with top-grade essential oils – Tahitian coconut, prickly pear seed, chia seed and cloudberry – to condition and soothe lips. Blended with green tea extract and triple action firming technology, the fusion of ingredients works quickly to protect and restore lips from damage. I absolutely love these quenching lip oils and the hint of color they give. I tried the BUFF and DUSTY MAUVE colors and I don’t even have to reapply during the day. These lip oils are summer saviors! I was so impressed with the Sheer Wisdom line that I just purchased the Serum Shadow, a weightless matte tint eyeshadow in Maplewood.

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So as you begin to transition your makeup for lighter and more hydrating products for spring and summer, you should seriously consider this Sheer Wisdom line! For more information, check out butter LONDON on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Neiman Marcus Hosts Fall Beauty & Fashion Blogger Brunch in Vegas!

Neiman Marcus welcomed us once again Saturday morning for a blogger brunch hosted by Christie Moeller to introduce us to some of my favorite brands’ fall beauty introductions. I got to sit down and learn more about this season’s hottest makeup colors and scents from my all time favorites such as Tom Ford, Fresh, Creed, Jo Malone and Kevyn Aucoin. I also got to meet some new bloggers, always great to meet like-minded females!

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The highlight of the morning for me was that Tom Ford’s Black Orchid is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary! One of my favorite scents of all time is Black Orchid and in honor of this milestone, Tom Ford collaborated with Lalique for an ultra exclusive edition, watch my video for more details! Oh and by the way, Tom Ford is launching LIP FOILS at the end of this month!!

We also had some sneak peeks into Neiman Marcus’ top fall fashion too including activewear, Jimmy Choo and Stuart Weitzman!

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Thank you to Neiman Marcus and Christie Moeller, I’m all ready and set for fall!

Summer Hair, Don’t Care

I’m still not ready to say bye to summer! It’s been a great summer for my hair because I finally decided to add some partial blonde balayage highlights to my natural dark brown hair. My colorist gave me the exact shade of beige blonde I wanted. And since it’s summer, I decided to try out the Hot Tools Ceramic Tourmaline Deep Waver curling iron for those beachy, voluminous locks. I absolutely love the look, the Deep Waver gives my hair amazing body and natural looking waves. I know I need to take special care of my highlighted hair and protect it from styling tools, the sun, chlorine water, etc. I recently used ColorProof Evolved Color Care, SignatureBlonde Violet Shampoo and Conditioner to give me heat protection while canceling out any brassy and yellow tones.

Although we are in mid August, think I’m going to keep this look for fall! What are the hair trends you’re looking forward to this autumn?

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CND® VINYLUX® Weekly Polish Partners Up with Ulta for Fashion Week Pop-Ups

I love beauty pop-ups! The concept is pretty genius because, if done correctly, pop-ups let you experience a brand in a fun, creative way! CND, the global leader in professional nail products and services did just that by teaming up with ULTA Beauty to bring CND® VINYLUX® Weekly Polish experience to life. 

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This CND® VINYLUX® Weekly Polish co-branded pop-up nail studio is making its way at select Fashion Week events in six key markets and they stopped in Vegas last week.

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CND® VINYLUX® Weekly Polish is fast-drying and delivers 7-day, chip-resistant wear and brilliant shine that lasts and no base coat is needed! Available at ULTA stores and ulta.com.

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And as part of this partnership, here’s an exclusive social media sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2017 in February! Enter here and get all the deets. Good luck!

 

In the meantime, you can follow CND on Instagram & Twitter @cndworld and like CND on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CNDworldfan/.

 

Tyra Banks Searches for the Next Fresh Face for Her Cosmetic Line in Vegas – Tyra Beauty Live + Model Search

 

fierce-up-logo-whiteSupermodel and Super Entrepreneur, Tyra Banks, is bringing her cosmetics line, TYRA Beauty to Vegas for the TYRA Beauty LIVE + Model Search 2016. Model and Dancing with the Stars winner, Nyle DiMarco, will be joining Tyra in Vegas at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.

TYRA Beauty LIVE + Model Search will also include TYRA Beauty’s first Model Search to look for the new faces of the 2017 TYRA Beauty campaign. In partnership with L.A. Models, an international modeling agency that helped launch Tyra’s career, they’re looking for faces of every height, shape, size and age from 18 and up.

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Registration for the model search ends this Thursday. Click here for  more information. Looking forward to the event and to reviewing some of TYRA Beauty products!