Posts Written On May 2014

David’s Bridal Inspiration for Fall Brides!

Following Kim and Kanye’s wedding, everyone is talking about the brunette bride’s fashion choices for the weekend’s events.  Whether it was the short, detailed dress she wore for her bachelorette dinner or her wedding gown with illusion-lace sleeves, brides and fashionistas around the world will be taking cues from her style this wedding season.

image002

In their recently unveiled Fall 2014 Collection, the designers at David’s Bridal incorporated several of these trends including the use of romantic lace, opulent pearl embellishments and illusions sleeves.  Kim incorporated all of these into her wedding styles, and for brides wishing to use her looks for inspiration, David’s Bridal has several cost-effective options available.

image005

  • Kim’s bellissimo bridal dresses:

o   Brides who desire a soft, romantic look like the gown Kim wore walking down the aisle will find several beautiful options from David’s Bridal Fall 2014 collection that feature intricate lace details, illusion sleeves and pearl beading.

o   For her reception, we know Kim changed into a “little white dress” –  a popular trend for the coming season.  Whether a bride is looking for a second dress to wear to her reception and dance the night away, or needs a more casual style for a destination or courthouse wedding, options from David’s Bridal range from the simple to the opulent.

 

Those in wedding parties or attending a wedding this coming season can also enjoy some of the trends from the wedding.  Whether it was outfitting the bridal party in white or the dark hues worn by the guests, the Kardashian-West affair was nothing less than fashion-forward.

image004

  • Koordinating Kardashians: Kim’s wedding was a family affair, with her four sisters serving as her bridesmaids.  Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie all wore floor length white and ivory gowns, while mom Kris wore a white Mother of the Bride dress.

o   Modern brides are growing increasingly comfortable coordinating the color of their bridesmaids’ dresses with their own wedding gown – as fashionably done by Kate and Pippa Middleton or Poppy and Cara Delevingne.

 

  • Walk on the dark side:  from the couple’s best friends to other celebrated attendees, the darker color palette was prevalent throughout Kim and Kanye’s wedding weekend.

As predicted in the Fall 2014 Collection from David’s Bridal, navy is the new black.  Whether attending a black tie affair or looking for a fun cocktail dress, darker colored hues will be prevalent this season.  Add in a touch of lace, colored beading or illusion sleeves for a chic and sophisticated look.

1 Comment

@JackJohnson Designed Eco-Conscious Flip Flop Collection @Feelgoodz

Feelgoodz, the eco-conscious footwear brand, is debuting a collection of men’s and women’s all-natural flip flops designed by word-renowned singer/songwriter and global philanthropist, Jack Johnson, who recently launched his new album, From Here to Now to You.
JJ_GraphicFlop_Pair
As a passionate supporter of environmental education, Jack Johnson has proven to be the ideal collaborative partner. 100% of the proceeds from the “Jack Johnson by Feelgoodz” collection will benefit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Johnson which supports environmental education in the schools and communities of his native Hawaii. Available in limited quantities, only 2,500 of each style are being produced.

Jack Johnson by Feelgoodz Collection:
Kinderz: This flip-flop, or “slipper” as they call them in Hawaii, is Jack Johnson’s favorite style and the ones he personally wears. Made of natural products including a veggie-tanned leather upper with natural Vietnamese rubber midsole and outsole. The colors selected are a throwback to the original release of this style; it is comfortable, soft, has arch support and the footbed is molded to a podiatrist’s specifications. Available for Men in Sizes: 9-10, 10-11.5, 11.5-13. (MSRP: $49.99)
The Jack Johnson by Feelgoodz Collection is available in late spring for purchase on the Feelgoodz website, Jack Johnson’s website, as well as on Jack Johnson’s North American tour.

About Feelgoodz:
Feelgoodz was founded by Kyle Berner while backpacking through Thailand. After the flip-flops he was wearing one night broke, he began his search for a new pair. He came across a pair hanging from an interesting display and found them to be the most comfortable pair of shoes he had ever worn. Made from natural rubber, the flip-flops proved to be both comfortable and sustainable. The idea of producing these particular shoes drove him to create Feelgoodz in New Orleans in 2008. In 2012, the company relocated to Raleigh, NC where Feelgoodz continues to support farmers and artisan cooperatives around the world. Please visit www.feelgoodz.com for more information.

About Jack Johnson:
Jack Johnson grew up surfing and playing guitar on the North Shore of Oahu. He released his first album Brushfire Fairytales in 2001 and since has released 6 studio albums and 2 live albums that have sold over 20 million copies worldwide. With his success, Johnson has always tried to take the spotlight and shine it on issues important to him. In 2003, Jack Johnson released On and On and, with his wife Kim, founded the Kokua Hawaii Foundation and Kokua Festival to support environmental education in Hawaii’s schools and communities. Johnson, his Brushfire Records label, and his touring crew have been leaders in the greening of the music industry in all areas of tour production and album packaging. In 2004, Johnson became the 50th member of 1% For The Planet and Johnson’s 2005 release of In Between Dreams became the first album to carry the 1% label. In 2008, Johnson released Sleep Through the Static, recorded in his solar-powered studio, and donated 100% of his tour profits to establish the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation, an endowment founded by Jack and Kim Johnson to support environmental, art and music education worldwide. In 2010 Johnson released To The Sea, and travelled the world donating 100% of his tour profits to charity once again. In September 2013 Johnson released his 6th studio album, From Here To Now To You, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts, and embarked on an international tour of Europe and North America whose profits will support plastic free initiatives and sustainable local food through Johnson’s All At Once network. The total of these album and tour profit donations, along with Johnson’s personal charitable activities, have resulted in over $25 million donated to charity since 2001.

About the Kokua Hawaii Foundation:
The Kōkua Hawai’i Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2003 by Jack and Kim Johnson, supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawai’i. The Foundation’s mission is to provide students with experiences that will enhance their appreciation for and understanding of their environment so they will be life long stewards of the earth. Kōkua Hawai’i Foundation programs include ‘ĀINA In Schools, 3R’s School Recycling, Kōkua Hawai’i FoundationField Trip Grants, Kōkua Hawai’i Foundation Mini-Grants, and Plastic Free Hawai’i. Vsit www.kokuahawaiifoundation.org for more information.

3 Comments

Fuss-free and silky smooth with @Veet Natural Inspirations

IMG_2669

I received an awesome package full of Veet goodies last week, and with summer well on it’s a way (a girl can dream), I couldn’t think of a better time to receive them! Veet recently released their Veet Natural Inspirations line and I couldn’t wait to try it. They also have a facial hair removal cream, which I think is AWESOME, cause sometimes I can’t always make it to the salon to get the necessities done, so if I can do it by myself in-between waxes/threads, that’s even better!

IMG_2706

Pros: So far I’ve only used the Hair Removal Cream which is enriched with Grape Seed and Avocado oil. It left my skin feeling silky smooth and I didn’t have to use it again for another 3 weeks! It’s quick, easy and painless so for all my ladies who like to be silky smooth without the pain of waxing and/or threading, problem solved! Practically odourless: I usually stay away from hair removal creams as they have a strong odour, but Veet really came through with this Naturals line, you can barely smell it: I have super sensitive skin, and normally have an immediate eczema flare up after using hair removal products, but so far so very GOOD!

Cons: So far I’ve only used the hair removal cream on my legs, and I haven’t had any negative side effects.

IMG_2709

 Before

20140424_171642During20140424_172050

IMG_2787

After: showed off my Veet silky smooth legs later on that day.
IMG_2711Can’t wait to try the rest of the line!

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Bella

53 Comments

@Stonyfield Yogurt Pouches for Your BITTY!

Stonyfield, the world’s leading organic yogurt maker, today announces a new partnership with Happy Family, the brand that revolutionized the baby food industry with the introduction of pouch packaging to replace glass jars. Stonyfield’s popular yogurts for babies, toddlers and kids, now available in convenient pouches, will be co-branded with Happy Family this summer. The brands make this joint announcement as they debut the full line at Expo West, the country’s leading natural and organic trade show.

This is the first co-branded collaboration of this type for both brands, marrying the leader in organic yogurt with a leader in organic baby food. “Stonyfield and Happy Family share the core belief that organic food made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides and GMOs is the very best for little ones.  It’s truly exciting to work together to offer the very best in infant and toddler nutrition that also makes life a little easier for parents,” said Gary Hirshberg, Chairman and co-founder of Stonyfield Organic.

“Stonyfield & Happy Family yogurt pouches offer a convenient and portable option for busy families looking for delicious fruit and vegetable combinations their kids love and that also deliver the organic promise parents trust,” continued Shazi Visram, founder, CEO and Chief Mom of Happy Family. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer parents even more options for healthy products made with optimum nutrition.”

Not only is yogurt delicious, but it helps kids grow into the best, strongest, healthiest grownups they can be. “Yogurt is a perfect, nutrient-dense food that can grow with your baby from a first food to a healthy lunchbox snack. I always recommend choosing an organic option and Stonyfield’s YoBaby, YoTot and YoKids yogurt pouches are wonderful sources of protein, balanced fats, carbohydrates, and minerals to aid growth and development,” explained Dr. Bill Sears, one of America’s most trusted pediatricians.

Studies also suggest that organic whole milk provides even more nutritional benefits when compared to conventional milk. Organic whole milk – and products made with it like Stonyfield YoBaby and YoTot yogurt pouches – have a far better concentration of the essential fatty acids (Omega-3s) that can support brain and heart health1.

About The Stonyfield & Happy Family Yogurt Pouch Line
Always organic, the Stonyfield & Happy Family yogurt pouches are made with only the best ingredients and without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, GMOs, artificial hormones and antibiotics promising the best for growing babies, toddlers and kids. All of the yogurts are fortified with vitamin D. The yogurt pouches are sold individually as well as in four packs. The suggested retail price is $1.49 and $4.99, respectively. The re-sealable package can be out of refrigerator for up to 4 hours. Parents can expect to see the exciting The Stonyfield & Happy Family yogurt pouch line in their dairy cases starting in July. The line includes:

  • YoBaby Yogurt Pouches: A perfect first food for babies 6 months+, YoBaby Yogurt Pouches feature whole milk yogurt enhanced with fish oil-sourced DHA and EPA, omega-3 fatty acids associated with brain development. YoBaby comes in 3.4-oz. pouches in four varieties: Blueberry, Mango, Sweet Potato and Vanilla. Each pouch contains 100 calories and 3g of fat.
  • YoTot Yogurt Pouches: These pouches have a similar formulation to YoBaby and come in slightly larger 3.7-oz. pouches. The flavors, Pear Spinach Mango and Strawberry Beet Raspberry, are designed to introduce little ones to new foods and flavors. Each pouch contains 110-120 calories, depending on variety, and 3.5g of fat.
  • YoKids Yogurt Pouches: Featuring low-fat yogurt, these pouches will appeal to older kids in three simple varieties: Blueberry, Strawberry and Strawberry Banana. Each 3.7-oz. pouch contains 110 calories and 2g of fat.

1Washington State University researcher Charles Benbrook

About Stonyfield
As the leading organic yogurt maker, we obsess over everything we put into our yogurts and everything we keep out. By saying no to toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics and GMOs, Stonyfield has been saying yes to delicious, healthy food for more than 30 years. And we’re no less obsessed with our planet’s health. To bring more sustainability to the marketplace, we’re always looking for more innovative ways to do business. Want to know more? Visit Stonyfield.com, follow us on Twitter.com/stonyfield or find us on Facebook.com/Stonyfield.

About Happy Family
Launched on Mother’s Day 2006, and founded and operated by moms, Happy Family is the first organic brand to offer a complete line of nutrient-rich foods for babies’, toddlers’, and kids’ growing bodies. Constantly innovating, Happy Family has been a pioneer in the industry, distinguishing itself by offering products with Enlightened Nutrition and adding probiotics and extra nutrition—like Salba®, the super chia, and choline for brain health—whenever possible. Happy Family has been consistently recognized for its dynamic team and its extraordinary growth and innovation, including winning Food Processing Magazine’s R&D Team of the Year, being named by Forbes as one of America’s most promising companies; and most recently, Shazi Visram, CEO and Founder of Happy Family, being named a member of the Young Global Leader Class of 2013 by the World Economic Forum. Happy Family believes that every baby deserves to be a happy baby. With every product sold, the company supports Project Peanut Butter, a nonprofit that feeds starving children in Africa. For more information, visit http://www.happyfamilybrands.com, http://www.facebook.com/HAPPYFAM, or https://twitter.com/HAPPYsuperfoods

1 Comment

Summer Beauty Must Haves @janeiredale

A eyeliner that rivals Bobbi Brown?  Yes, it is true, my Jane Iredale eyeliner has replaced my Bobbi Brown. It is just that much better. The black is blacker and stays on way longer without smudging. They also have a beautiful skincare line that I am dying to try!  Here are some of the key summer must haves.

image004

Apple
Apples are known to contain anti-oxidants which help in cell re-building and cell rejuvenation. This also helps you in maintaining healthy and glowing skin. jane Iredale Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion ($32, shop.janeiredale.com) uses apple extract to rejuvenate the skin with its’ firming and smoothing benefits while restoring the skin’s moisture balance and protecting from moisture loss.

image008Avocado
Avocado oil is easily absorbable and thus penetrates deep into your skin, leaving it well-cleansed, nourished and baby-soft. This helps accelerates the new cell generation and also helps promotes circulation in the body and skin. Avocados are also known for their ability to increase the soluble collagen in the skin. jane iredale Lip Fixation ($30, shop.janeiredale.com) uses avocado oil in the gloss to condition, moisturize, quench and nourish lips.image012Oatmeal
Oatmeal contains both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and as such is ideal for sensitive skin and to treat a variety of skin disorders (i.e sunburns, eczema and poison ivy). jane Iredale Liquid Minerals™ A Foundation ($50, shop.janeiredale.com) uses oatmeal to help calm the skin and reduce pore size for an even flawless finish.

3 Comments