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My First Christmas List – Gift For Him

Hi friends, I would love to share a news with you. I just got married in China and had my honeymoon in Philippines. Now I relocated from NYC to San Diego California! Why? Because my husband’ company transferred him from NYC office to San Diego office. Also because California is always our dream place. Now the dream comes true.

This is the view from a bar in our neighbor. Don’t be jealous of me if I tell you I still just wear a T-shirt and short today. Okay, finally I settled at La Jolla, San Diego and got time to work on the blog! The thing I want to work on is Christmas gift ideas. Because Thanksgiving is coming, we should grab the opportunity to get all the gifts in Black Friday big sales. The first several ideas are gifts for him, which I know it’s more difficult than “for her”. So I bring the solutions for you.

VINCE CAMUTO VIRTU EAU DE TOILETTE

$80.00 3.4 oz / 100 mL

$65.00 1.7 oz / 50 mL

Lifestyle brand Vince Camuto nationwide launched the brand’s newest men’s fragrance, Vince Camuto Virtu at September 2018. As its name suggests, Vince Camuto Virtu exemplifies appreciation of fine things—and the drive to reach for and achieve them.

The bold, aromatic fragrance mixes heat and coolness in a polished, sophisticated scent that enhances the effortless style of today’s urban man.

Vince Camuto Virtu opens with a sunny top note given fire by Crushed Peppercorn. Cool greenness emerges in the scent’s crisp, powerful body, a blend of Fresh Tree Moss and Haitian Vetiver. Tuscan Leather, Warm Cedar and creamy Indian Sandalwood round out the base for a clean finish.

The newest addition to Vince Camuto men’s scent portfolio was created in collaboration with IFF Perfumer, Laurent Le Guernec. “I wanted to create a new, signature fragrance for the Vince Camuto man who enjoys the finer things in life,” said Le Guernec. “This is a man who strives for excellence and appreciates when elegance meets luxury and bold excitement.”

Distinctive black patent leather wraps Vince Camuto mens’ signature rectangular bottle, embodying the brand’s enduring legacy, family heritage and commitment to innovation and excellence. Paying homage to the craftsmanship of the Vince Camuto fashion house, the patent leather is seamed with industrial stitching at the back of the flacon. The Vince Camuto signature crest medallion is centered at the bottle front, exuding strength, style and simplicity. A striking silver metallic box complements the bottle, making an arresting presentation.

This is definitely my first choice of the gift for him. Let him carries the smell which brings the beautiful memories of you. And this bold, aromatic fragrance that mixes heat and coolness in a polished, sophisticated scent is always a perfect choice.

 

Give Warmth and Give Back with Ecuadane

There’s a certain warmth about the holidays … not the fireplace, but the feeling in our hearts, especially when you give a gift that’s meaningful and helps others. Everything about Ecuadane brand fits that bill. Their beautiful handcrafted goods are one-of-a-kind special gifts in and of themselves, but they also make the world a better place by giving back. From their signature alpaca-blend blankets to their scarves and Ponch os.

The three young sisters who founded this conscious brand search for unique, quality treasures that celebrate native cultures and traditions. This holiday give the gift of Ecuadane and feel the warmth of doing something special for those you love while helping others!

Christmas Blankets – Soft, warm and beautiful, these cozy blankets feature a beautiful holiday scene. They make you long for cold weather!

Ponchos – Wrap up your shopping with these gorgeous ponchos in teal, oatmeal, steel, lime and amber.

Scarves – The Colibri infinity scarf is made of a luxe soft knit featuring an elegant contrasting print which gives any outfit a finishing touch. It’s named after Ecuador’s beautiful hummingbirds.

Choosing a sweet gift from Ecuadane for him, sharing the good heart at the Christmas.

 

 DAZI Desert Collection

Just in time for the holidays, DAZI, creators of unique skinny ties, introduces their Desert Collection. Inspired by the flora of the Utah desert, the collection features beautiful succulents, desert wildflowers, cacti and the occasional steer skull.

Each DAZI design is carefully handcrafted to help you be above average in fashion and refined elegance. Each tie is approx. 2.5″ wide at the tip and 58″ in length, perfect for any man of every height; they fit just right on even the tallest or shortest of gentlemen. Priding itself in providing the absolute best in high quality, imported products, DAZI is dedicated to making your man the best dressed in any room!

This holiday season, dress up your favorite guy in the dashing designs from DAZI!

 

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The Only Beauty Essentials You Need for a Long-Weekend Getaway

Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and if you’re heading out of town, consider this your packing guide. From clean facial oils to nourishing haircare essentials, these multitasking travel products are sure to lighten your load while also delivering amazing results. Add them to your suitcase now.

Beach Spray for Hair

Tropical Moringa Sweet Oil & Honey Endless Moisture Restorative Spray ($13.99, TheManeChoice.com)

This advanced moisturizing blend is infused with essential vitamins and Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, which is derived from The Moringa Tree, also known as the “healing” tree, that deeply penetrate the hair shaft to infuse it with vital moisture and nutrients. Power packed to improve shine, strength, and manageability.

 

Directions: To Restore Hair: Spray evenly on to dry, previously styled hair to restore moisture and curls. Use fingers to distribute and reshape curls back into place. May be layered with other products by The Mane Choice. To Style Hair: Mist lightly on to clean, damp hair prior to styling.

Protective Serum for Split Ends

Ancient Egyptian Anti-Breakage & Repair Antidote Split-End Treatment Serum ($21.99, TheManeChoice.com)

Formulated to replenish and prevent split ends. Loaded with fatty acids omega 3,6,and 9, this powerful serum will leave your hair stronger, shinier and healthier. The serum penetrates deep within the layers of the hair shaft and prevents and repairs cuticle damage. The serum really does work!

Clean Facial Oil

Arbonne Intelligence Nourishing Facial Oil ($76, Arbonne.com)

A sheer dry oil formula enhanced with ingredients that contain omega fatty acids 3 and 6 and a super antioxidant to help support luminous skin beauty. Like a superfood for your skin, this illuminating oil provides just the right amount of superior hydration and moisture where it’s needed most; improving the look of skin texture to help create a more radiant-looking, even-toned complexion.

 

SPF Skin Tint

Arbonne RE9 Advanced Prepwork Soft Focus Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen ($44, Arbonne.com)

This breathable, lightweight veil creates a photo-filtered, soft focus effect to blur the look of pores and baby lines. This natural-looking tint — containing 100% mineral-based sunscreen — can be worn alone or under makeup as it blends effortlessly to compliment a spectrum of skin tones, perfecting the indescribable je ne sais quoi glow.

 

 

Travel-Friendly Natural Deodorant

Ethique Lavender & Vanilla, Glow Solid Deodorant ($17.50, Amazon.com)

Glow is a gentle solid deodorant bar for all skin types. Helps prevent body odor and lessen sweating. The deodorant is made without aluminum and baking soda. Glow is formulated with a mix of aloe vera, bamboo and yeast, horsetail and sage extract. This Glow Solid Deodorant is infused with lavender and vanilla for a sweet smell.

 

  • Aloe vera gives a lovely, soothing feel whilst helping irritation, keeping the arm pits happy!
  • Bamboo is extremely absorbent, as it ‘mops’ up sweat which means there is nothing for bacteria to munch on and make smelly
  • Yeast extract is the deodorising compound, that targets specific bacteria which cause odor and eliminating them whilst still allowing beneficial to flourish
  • Horsetail and sage extract as they are clinically proven to reduce sweating
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Fashion Essential Must Have: Tenth Street Hats

My sister and her whole family came down to Las Vegas last week from Calgary to celebrate our Gender Reveal Party! (Our baby is a boy!)

As a mom of three and a full time lawyer, my sister is working triple time, double time, always. As a nice summer surprise for her and all the baby goodies she brought for me, I gifted her with a fedora style hat from Tenth Street Hats. They have so many styles for both men and women and is definitely a travel essentials for summer.

Tenth Street Hats – the Quetzal – $105

Quetzal Designed by Santana

Named for the brilliant bird with which this hat’s hand-painted design shares its name, Santana’s wool felt and hemp men’s fedora will make you shine.

Greatness is in the Details

  • Genuine Wool Felt Crown
  • Hand Painted Bird Detail
  • 2” Hemp Braid Brim
  • Leather Sweatband

A hat can set off an outfit and bring it to the next level easily. And with the Las Vegas sun, it sure came in handy for her!  Handmade with quality materials and an eye for style, Tenth Street Hats I think this hat is going to be one of my sister’s favorite accessories well into fall!  An easy way to style this hat is with a pretty sundress of any color. The colorful Quetzal bird is just so adorable!

 

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Subtle Trends of Millennial Luxury Fashion

The resurgence of luxury fashion for young people can be seen on social media platforms like Instagram daily. Showing off their new products, brand names and even the price or exclusivity of these items!  The includes handbags, sunglasses, tops, jackets, shoes and even jackets.

The access to these exclusive designer products can be very prominent in huge logos, brand color or simply by design.  While brands can be very recognizable like the Nike check mark, some have more subtle attributes like a pair of red bottom shoes.  A designer backpack or flashy jewelry also add to this millennial luxury fashion trends.

The main motivation behind this trend is to feel special, to demonstrate their great taste and of course, attention.

The importance of shoes as a fashion statement has many cultural references. With fairytales like Cinderella, the implication that a pair of shoes can change your life is deeply embedded in our minds.

If you think about creating an outfit – a pair of shoe can change the whole look of it. A black dress with a pair of white sneakers vs a black dress with a pair of motorcycle boots – can completely become two different outfits.

When being involved in a brand name product, the entry is usually fragrance. It has the company that licenses their brand name to create a fragrance is usually the first product a person buys when they want to partake in the brand. Beauty products are a low-cost entry point into the world of luxury. If you cannot afford Chanel or Louboutins, you can at least buy their nail polish first. Whereas a typical bottle of nail polish is around $2-$6, a Louboutin bottle will cost you around $30.  If you cannot get a pair of the iconic red bottom $1000 shoes, you can still participate in the brand in this way. And many millennial and Gen Xers do.

Loubiflash Neoprene, Pink

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THE MAKEUP SHOW NYC — – THE LARGEST PRO MAKEUP EVENT IN THE US

The Makeup Show NYC makes its hometown return as the beauty industries largest pro event in the United States on May 6 th and 7 th . This year will feature the best in FX, fantasy, beauty, body paint, bridal, fashion, avant garde, air brush, and more! Attendees will learn how to build a better makeup kit, gain new tips for their career, meet makeup legends, shop pro-only rates at top beauty brands, and experience an event that brings artists from all over the world together.

A few of the highlights include:

Exclusive Beauty Brands: Attendees can shop pro-only prices from top beauty brands, including: Pat McGrath Labs, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Hourglass Cosmetics, Stila Cosmetics, NUDESTIX, Purlisse Beauty, Urban Decay Cosmetics, Guerlain, Malin + Goetz, Covergirl Cosmetics, and MORE! Including sponsors: Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush, Silver Sponsors KISS, Temptu, and Frends Beauty, Supporting Sponsors Smashbox, Alcone, INGLOT, and MustaeV and Contributing Sponsors Glamcor and Pinnacle Cosmetics.

Art Gallery: The Makeup Show will debut “Shades of Beauty” an art gallery where Danessa Myricks and Moshoodat Sanni — two of today’s most exciting and original voices — explore the relationship between makeup art and making art. Over 20 pieces will be on display!

Keynotes: A must for attendees, The Keynote & Business Forum is perfect for attendees to learn tips, tricks and techniques for career advancement. Some of
the industry greats will be highlighting a range of topics such as innovation, color and making your mark in this competitive industry.

  • Bobbi Brown, Making Your Mark: Bobbi will share stories and experiences from her iconic career and inspire to find authenticity in our own artistry to make our own mark.
  • Miss Fame, Beauty Mark: Making an Impact on Artistry: Join Miss Fame (Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen) as he shares the story of what led him into the world of modeling and makeup. He will demonstrate his impeccable skills and secrets that go into his internationally recognized makeup applications. Watch as this master performs hiswork and witness the art of transformation.
  • Timothy Hung, Artistry in Action: Timothy will showcase the visual components of color, form, line, shape, texture and value to take you from fundamentals to the fantastical. Watch and experience how an artist can use color and texture to elevate an application and showcase how two- dimensional ideas are adapted to three dimensional in an application.
  • Hung Vanngo, Signature Style: Hung talks about his career and shares some thoughts on what you can do in your own career to make your mark. He will show you an application and bring you through the decision-making and product selection process.
  • Moshoodat Sanni, Beyond Beauty: Moshoodat will share her story, her unique style, and her ability to use her influence to characterize her artistic talent to inspire artists to go beyond just being ordinary. She will talk about finding your muse, and discuss the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the industry.
  • Roshar, Artistry and Innovation: Roshar will share his story, tell his secrets and show attendees one of his unforgettable makeups he has become known for.
  • Jordan Liberty, Image and Influence: Jordan will discuss the importance of social media, share his advice on creating and capturing unforgettable images, and offer advice for those looking to take their career to the next level.
  • An Artist Conversation with James Vincent, Kevin James Bennett, Jon Henessey, Sarah Lucero, Nicky Posley, and Kerri Blair: Join the panel of industry insiders as they discuss the effect of social media and the different options available to artist’s and offer opinion and advice on everything from rates, bookings, creating beauty, having a career with integrity and the important relationship between art and influence.

The Beauty Brunch: Attendees will have the opportunity to sip champagne, mingle and network with their fellow industry peers and industry insiders and celebrate the beauty business with brands, press and artists. On top of that, they will also get to take home a gift bag full of the pro community’s favorite products. The Beauty Brunch will be held Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Career Fair: Looking for a career in beauty? Guests will get face-to- face interviews and career tips from experts, plus the opportunity to learn what potential employers are looking for in portfolios and resumes and to network with industry executives, decision makers and experts. The Career Fair will be held Monday, May 7th from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Beauty Tour NYC: Finish off the weekend with no one other than James Vincent, The Makeup Show’s Director of Artistry and Education! On Tuesday, May 8th, 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM he will take attendees through a champagne fueled ride around Manhattan and make stops along the way at all of his favorite makeup haunts! Enjoy his first-hand knowledge and information on the ride and have an opportunity to visit, shop, meet the pros behind the brand, and leave with a goodie bag of some of James’ favorites.

The Makeup Show NYC is held on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 9am to 5pm at Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18 th Street, NYC.

For a complete schedule of Keynote Speakers as well as a list of participating brands, schedule of events and prices, please visit www.themakeupshow.com.

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Fashion Vibes of 2017 That We Loved

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The end of the year is always a good time for reflection. We look back on the things we’ve accomplished, things we’ve perhaps failed at and envision plans we are committed to accomplishing next year. Although the anticipation of January 1st fills us with an inexplicable amount of positive energy as we prepare to leave yet another year behind and hope that the grass will be greener on the other side, there is no denying that every year we leave behind had its upsides. One of them is definitely related to the realm of fashion, and 2017 has been, undeniably, a great year in terms of style, so taking one final glance at all the things we loved about the year is certainly worth our while. Who knows, maybe we’ll be taking some of those precious moments with us as we march towards the future.

The fangirling

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As the mighty Anna Wintour has already said when reflecting on the collections presented on this year’s runways, many of them have been experimental, bold, rule-breaking, playful but never silly. One trend that has been here for perhaps decades, but this year was taken from indie to mainstream fashion is the fangirl trend. Almost all of us have owned and rocked a tee with a print of our favorite band at one point in life, but now this love of bands, as well as TV shows, has been celebrated and runway-approved. So, if you loved Stranger Things or have been obsessed with Blade Runner, you go shopping online and research the sleekest of fashion pieces, such as stripe knit top from Calvin Klein in Australia, and pair it with the perfect heels.

The playful couture

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For all of us who secretly (or publicly) have a soft spot for Great Gatsby and the fashion of the roaring ‘20s the fringe trends definitely took us back to that era of repressed decadence, we weren’t alive to experience. From the dresses almost fully covered in soft fringes to playful outerwear that brought the air of that old chic to every outfit, this is most certainly a trend all the ladies with a flair for the dramatic will carry in their hearts long after the year is over.

Still mad about plaid

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If there is one trend that will certainly make a smooth transition from 2017 to 2018, it’s the plaid trend. The retro ‘70s vibe and the unshakable casual sophistication of this pattern has proven to have a timeless quality to it. So, whether it will be high rise pants by Tome, an oversized suit by Stella McCartney, or one of the countless plaid coats that have taken over fast fashion retail stores, you have to own something in the pattern. It’s safe to say that this trend is bound to stick around long after the year is over.

All that glitter

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When getting ready for all those Christmas and New Year’s parties, sequins and sparkles usually find themselves on the top of the list. This has been a truly glitzy year, from the already famous glitter boots to larger-than-life dancing queen neck-to-ankle sparkly dresses. Many of us will be dressed like a disco ball to a certain extent, but sadly, not every eve is New Year’s Eve so, regardless of how much we love our glitz and glamour, we have a sneaking suspicion that after the clock strikes midnight, January 1st will be the time when we put those dresses away and leave them be until the next festive season.

Anything goes

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Americana will always have a special place in our hearts. Minimalists may not be crazy about this trend, but hey, there are plenty of boho and statement dressers that will miss the Americana vibe and the patchwork garments once they’re out of style. The reason we love this trend so much is simple – it gives a sense of warmth, it reminds us of simpler times, cozy quilts and fills us with a sense of playfulness. In addition to that, it provides more than a little wiggle room to mix and match different prints without apologizing for it or being cautious about it. As much as we hope the patchwork sticks will stick around, there is a good chance it will be swallowed by shades of millennial pink and the already forecasted pastels, so rock your Americana while you still can.

 

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