Posts Written On October 30, 2012

Bye, Bye, Bye – Vanish @MiracleSkin

Jackie and I were both invited to attend Sarah McNamara’s webinar for her newest product ‘Vanish’, part of her Miracle Skin Transformer line. I switched it up this time with a video review, which is my first ever so hopefully it won’t strain you guys out too much!


Check out Miracle Skin Transformers at a Nordstrom or Sephora near you!

Some more goodies-to-know on ‘Vanish’:

–          Does NOT cause breakouts! +++++++

–          Naturally dry silicon that goes on super smooth

–          Natural ingredients! +++++ (lupin, vitamin E, vitamin C, grapefruit)

–          Time saving +++

The primer works instantly to reduce the appearances of fine lines and pores as well as smoothes out your skin for a longer and overall smoother base for your foundation / bb cream.

With 8 weeks, the serum can help lighten your scars, dark spots, sun damage or environmentally stressed marks!

Definitely get a sample or try it out whenever you have the time! And while you’re there check out her ‘Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal Eye and Face’ and ‘Miracle Skin Transformer Face SPF 20’!

Take a look at their website to see what else they have, as well!

P.S. – In the video, I thanked Amanda(CrierPR) for inviting me to the chat but when I recorded this video, I wasn’t aware that Jackie was also reviewing it so,
CORRECTION: Thank you for inviting Jackie and I, Amanda!


Layering Isn’t Just for Clothes: Four Tips for Making a Statement with Layered Jewelry

When the temperature drops, every practical fashionista knows to layer on her favorite sweaters, blazers, coats and scarves to stay warm and in style. Although this kind of layering is more or less instinctual–even though there are several fashion rules to consider in the process–layering jewelry is also a fun fashion opportunity that can complement any multi-dimensional outfit. Since bulky winter wear doesn’t often give you the opportunity to accentuate your feminine form, you can give your look that girly touch by following these four fashion tips for jewelry layering.

1. Brighten Up With Bracelets

In between bulky blazer sleeves and heavy gloves, you can add a little more cuteness to your cuffs by layering on coordinating links, bangles and beads on top of a sculptural cuff bracelet. This gives your style a more modern look and adds a splash of color to darker winter pieces. Try to match the colors in your bracelets with those in your scarf, blouse or other piece of your outfit, or brighten up neutral, solid tones with your favorite color combos.

2. Mix-and-Match Necklaces

Contrary to what some would say are cardinal rules of fashion, you actually can pair different types of necklaces for a bold new look. Wear chunky beaded necklaces with your most delicate chains, mix and match silver with gold, and don’t be afraid to throw in a few quirky necklaces to show off your unique personality in your style.

3. Combine Classy Elements

If you’re going for a more chic, refined look for a special occasion, try matching simple and sophisticated elements like pearls and matte metals for a subtler touch of color and texture. If you’re lucky enough to have diamonds in your jewelry box, these exquisite pieces also look great paired with pearls and dark stones like onyx for a captivating contrast.

4. Don’t Go Overboard

The point of layering jewelry is to pile it on for a dramatic look; but there is a risk of going overboard with this style. If your layers reminds you of the first time you discovered your mom’s jewelry box, you might want to consider toning it down a bit to make your look seem more put-together instead of just sloppily piled on. For example, if you want to wear five bracelets, maybe just stick to simple earrings and go without a necklace to keep your outfit from looking too loud or over the top.

Layering your clothes is great for staying comfortable and toasty during the fall and winter seasons, and layering jewelry can have a similar effect in warming up and adding life to a basic outfit. Since this technique is bold and edgy, it might take a few at-home fashion shows to get your look exactly right. But once you’ve tried on the perfect color combo and have coordinated properly with your other accessories, you’ll be ready to brave the cold feeling feminine as ever with your sparkling and shining jewelry layers.


Bike, Hike and Moisturize with @goAdventuress

Michigan based skincare company Adventuress is going after the girl who is going after her own adventurous life!  An Adventuress is a thrill seeker, a force to be reckoned with!

From day one the Adventuress Skin Care Collectionwas designed with an active lifestyle in mind.

Founder Michele Carter says: After four years interviewing labs all over the country to help me formulate this exciting product line I met Masoomeh, a world-traveling biochemist with more than 20 years experience developing technologies for brands like L’Oreal, Estee Lauder and Procter & Gamble to name a few.

With Masoomeh’s connections and knowledge of raw materials together we created this naturally derived collection with vital ingredients designed for varying degrees of skin sensitivities and allergies. With Adventuress you get an arsenal of products to protect and nourish,including moisturizer, sunscreen, skin purifier, face cleanser and EnviroBalm™.

And since your active lifestyle doesn’t allow for a lot of extra baggage, it was all specifically created with “on-the-go” in mind. So whether your adventures lead you to the slopes, beach, on the trail or out on the highways, I have two words for you…Go There!

With great ingredients like Aloe Vera, Spanish Castile Soap, Boswellia Bark Tears, Evening Primrose, Quince Seed, Rose Hip Oil, this brand is really special!