Monday, September 29, 2014

Serente Spa Airbrush Tan


So you may have seen the unbelievable eyelashes I had a couple of weeks ago from when I visited Serente Spa for my first eyelash extensions. A week later (this post is super duper delayed), I went in to experience their Airbrush tan. As somebody who is a bit challenged in the pigment department, there are few services that I need more than this one. Brittney did an amazing job, and took her time making sure the color that she used was customized specifically for my skin. She even stopped spraying to adjust it a couple of times which was amazing. I could tell she really cared about making it the best match for my skin tone, and it was. Not too orange, not too dark. She also did some airbrush sculpting, where she shaded certain areas a bit to make them look more toned and defined. Pretty much making anyone unstoppable in bikini. Want your own? Contact them now to get 20% off your first pampering. Here's what you need to know to prep for your session:  

INFINITY SUN AIRBRUSH TANNING

To reduce skin damage and yet still look golden and
healthy, they offer the Infinity Sun sunless spray.
This all natural, anti aging spray tan is applied by a 
certified airbrush professional by hand, leaving the 
skin looking radiant and healthy with a 
natural-looking golden brown glow.

  • Shower, shave and exfoliate before your  appointment, removing all lotion, moisturizer and makeup from the face and body to ensure a clean 
  • After 8 hours the tan is fully developed and should be rinsed off
  • wear something loose and dark. Loose black maxi dresses work the best and wear flip flops! 
  • You're welcome to wear a swimsuit, just your skivvies, or go totally buff during the tan. It's up to you! 
One Tan 15 min/ $45
Bring a friend, book back to back-  30 min/ $80 total 
Party packages also available


Contact them here.

Tonight..David Peck for JW Marriott Houston Downtown


Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall Fashion Event benefitting GAN research



Every now and then an event comes across my desk, that really touches my heart. This benefit is ones of those cases.

On Thursday, September 25th,  stylist Rebecca Matthews will host a Fall Fashion benefit for Justin's TRIumph Over GAN and Hannah's Hope Fund. These AMAZING organizations raise money for research to fight Giant Axonal Neuropathy (GAN). 

So what in the world is GAN? It is a rare, fatal genetic disorder that effects only 50-70 children worldwide. I was especially intrigued by this disorder, when I learned that 2 children that live in our community, Justin Clark (13) and Lexi Clark (9) from Bellaire, TX were diagnosed with GAN last year. Without money for research to find a cure, Justin and Lexi's life expectancy is in their early 20s. 

This lovely event will be a luncheon at the Junior League.  Tickets can be purchased here 

100% of the net profits will go towards finding a cure for GAN.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Splendid Kiddie Shoes Launch!




Those of you that have been with us for a while, know how much I love love love the LA based brand, Splendid (that also has a cozy little location in Highland Village). Well their stores just got a whole lot cuter. They now have their first-ever children’s shoe line with a limited edition collaboration with Stride Rite. The Splendid for Stride Rite collaboration merges Splendid’s happy  and relaxed style with Stride Rite’s dedication to trusted craftsmanship


Inspired by Splendid’s signature rainbow of stripes and bright palettes, each style in the the Splendid for Stride Rite collection will be fun to wear every day and feel as good as the clothing they take their inspiration from. The focus of this new collaboration was comfort, style and flexibility and each style was designed to dress up or down.

There are ten styles for baby girls 0 to big girl size 3 and boys ages 0-2, ranging in price from $25 to $68. Splendid for Stride Rite shoes are now available at Splendid in Highland Village, as well as
Striderite.com, and Splendid.com.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Adara Medical Spa Grand Opening September 10th

 

The sought-after dermatologists behind the Dermatological Association of Texas have opened a new, upscale med spa concept in the heart of the Museum District. Adara Medical Spa is hosting its grand opening celebration benefiting Latin Women’s Initiative on Wednesday, September 10. 

Event attendees will receive 15% off all regularly priced cosmetic treatments and products. Guests will enjoy white wine, champagne and light bites by Rosemary's Catering and desserts by KUU Restaurant. A percentage of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Latin Women’s Initiative in its mission to make a difference in the lives of Latin women and their families in Houston through service and support to organizations that provide community resources, education and health services.

The sleek and modern spa was designed by local firm, MC2 Architecture, and as you can see by the photographs, it is just plain amazing:) 


Friday, August 22, 2014

Chia Derm Launch


An extremely amazing local skin care line just launched called CHIA DERM+, and I am in love.  The first two products are the CHIA DERM+ Serum and the CHIA DERM+ Balm, both of which are just delightful.  They are made with chia seeds (as I'm sure you guessed) and a unique blend of other natural ingredients.

So how did CHIA DERM come about?  After first discovering the amazing benefits of chia seeds, VP, Co-Founder and local Houstonian, Kelley Walker, traveled the globe in search of areas where chia seeds are indigenous, discovering additional medicinal attributes that complement the centuries-old use of the oil. She then sought out and partnered with a highly respected and experienced formulator. They spent three years tirelessly researching and testing different formulas for skin care products featuring chia seeds as a main ingredient until they perfected it.

Co-Founder and CEO, Steven Jefferies, first discovered the miraculous health benefits of chia seeds while searching for a ‘superfood’ ingredient that would sustain him through long nights in law school and intense jujitsu training. Jefferies explained the long list of health benefits to his aunt, Kelley Walker, including large amounts of antioxidants, Omega-3 fatty acids, protein and Biotin. Walker recognized that the benefits could also be used for anti-aging, scars, hydration, healing and skin protection. “It just clicked – this little seed has it all in terms of skincare needs. The next step was creating the purest product possible,” said Ms. Walker, now Vice President and Co-Founder.

Chia seeds are everywhere, so what makes their products different? The CHIA DERM+ Serum - a ‘superfood’ for your skin - is one of the first in the world containing 100 percent pure chia seed extract (most products on the market contain trace amounts) and is packed with an abundance of valuable nutrients.)

After testing it out for several weeks, I can honestly say I saw a difference in fine lines around the eyes, and forehead.  The balm and serum are both so rich with moisture, that they stay put almost all day, and soften and smooth the skin underneath them.  I definitely give these products a BIG A+.  Here are some more specifics:

The CHIA DERM+ Serum, a ‘superfood’ for your skin, contains just one ingredient - pure chia seed extract - packed with an abundance of valuable nutrients. With high levels of anti-aging and anti-inflammation substances including Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and rare trace elements, the serum provides a powerful blend to help heal, protect and preserve skin against signs of aging. It is also ideal for hair care, promoting a healthy shine and creating a shield against environmental damage.

CHIA DERM+ Balm can be used on age-susceptible areas that require protection from the elements including the lips, elbows, knees, feet, hands, and cuticles, between the fingers and around the eyes. It also has healing properties when applied to irritated skin that is burnt, cut or inflamed, reducing the appearance of scarring.


 For more information or to purchase the products visit http://chia-derm.com/. Or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest



Monday, August 18, 2014

Luxurious Lashes from Serente Spa





Last week, Serente Spa gave me some serious pampering.  I visited them in Uptown Park for my very first eyelash extensions.  I went in knowing almost nothing about the process, and was pleasantly surprised by how quick, easy and pain-free the whole process was.  Brittney, the master aesthetician was unbelievably fast.  Extreme eyelash extensions are natural looking, synthetic eyelashes that are glued to your individual lashes one by one. The bond is created by special glue developed by an ophthalmologist, so there is no risk to your own lashes and no harm done to your eyes.

The best part.  No mascara for two full weeks.  I've worn significantly less make-up these past two weeks, because I wake up with my eyes looking fresh, bright, and ready to run out the door.  Super low-maintenence that is ideal for those of us that are often too busy to even run a brush through our hair in the morning:)

Thinking of trying out these beauties?  Here's some more practical info:
  • Your initial full set of extensions takes around 45 minutes, while refills can be done in as little as 30 minutes. 
  • Be sure to remove any mascara to ensure a strong bond. To maintain the full, thick appearance of a new set of eyelashes, they recommend coming in every two-three weeks, based on your own natural eyelash growth cycle.
  • Full set is $175
  • Fill in starts at $65 and goes up to $120 depending on how many lashes need to be added.
  • Usually 2 weeks is time for a fill in. You'll know when it's time after you've lost about 1/3 to a 1/2 of them!
  • You won't need mascara, but you can use eye shadow and liner, just use an oil free makeup remover 
  • Don't get them wet for 24 hours if possible. And try to be aware they are there during showers and swimming.



Saturday, June 14, 2014

#pinkpolicehouston with Joan Rivers



Laugh and Live for the Cure
with 
Joan Rivers
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
11:00am - 1:30pm
at Royal Sonesta Hotel
This year, Susan G. Komen's annual Impact Awards Luncheon, is full of surprises, and a whole lot of flair. While still celebrating and honoring Susan G. Komen Houston and its award winners' achievements, Joan Rivers will be in attendance to speak about overcoming adversity and offer a healthy serving of comedic relief.

In honor of Joan's visit, we've created our fashion police inspiration with our favorite pink picks for summer. Hopefully Joan will approve of our choices:)  For tickets and details, go here.   




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Day 1: Dior Lip Glow



Guess what today is??? The start of our 5 Days of Dior Beauty!! I've sampled, I've tested, I've luxuriated in the glow of Dior beauty, and now I will share my 5 favorites.  Without further adieu….

DAY ONE
The first one on the list, The Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm. It's smooth, hydrating, and gives everybody's lips the perfect naturally pink shade. Add to that the most adorable pink packaging, and we have a winner:)    

Monday, April 14, 2014

5 Days of Dior

Had a delightful mini-breakfast/ make-up party at the Dior counter earlier this month with a couple of fellow bloggers.  It's always amazing to me, even after years of applying my own makeup (not to mention reading endless amounts of fashion mags) that I still have no idea what I'm doing.  We had an absolute ball sampling Dior's newest products.  As a matter of fact, I LOVED so many of them, that I've decided to share with you a TOP 5 list of my Dior favorites. I came home and tested out a slew of different Dior, and every day this week I'll reveal the "best of the best" that you can add to your own Macy's wish list. Stay tuned:)   

Monday, March 31, 2014

Oh my Scones!!!


Move over cupcakes and French macarons, there's a new (yet many centuries old) sweet pastry in town. I received the happiest little delivery this week courtesy of The Scone Artist, a.k.a. baker Rachel Teichman. Her scones are light, fluffy, and just flat out addictive. In my delightful little package, I received chocolate/coconut/Hawaiian chip (YUM), and chocloate/cranberry/pecan (double YUM). Not only was I a fan, but I had a small gentleman who repeated requested "mo scone" after his first bite. They are the perfect bite-size, and I started having visions of these happy little treats covering pretty tables in the next trunk show, birthday party, or baby shower (as long as it's somebody else's baby shower). Or just an excellent reason to throw your own high tea. See more of her fun flavor combo's here.