Isn't she gorgeous! I love, love, love, Louis Vuitton. Lately I'm more partial to the Damier Ebene print. The NeverFull is the ideal luxury tote, perfect for work, travel, and weekend errands. Its a classic style in a classic print that would work with a variety of outfits.
This haute bag is $700.00. A great investment to make if the price is within your budget because you'll have the bag forever.
Check out the world of Louis Vuitton
After a three year abscence, the eclectic and uber talented Corinne Bailey Rae is back.
"Like A Star" was the song that came on and everything around me had to stop. The lyrics, the melody. There was just nothing like it on the radio.
I can't wait to to get Corinne's new cd, "The Sea" this Tuesday.
Welcome back Corinne. You were missed!
After reading Latoicha of Luxe Tips™ review of C.O. Bigelow's My Favorite Lip Balm, I headed to the C.O. Bigelow store in the Water Tower to make my purchase. There was a special offer of 3 lip balms for $15, so I chose the Mentha Lip Buffer and Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint in Plum. Both products normally retail for $7.50 so I lucked up on a sweet deal, saving about $7.00. Ca-Ching!
The Mentha Lip Buffer is a mixture of peppermint oil, shea and cocoa butter with sugar crystals. I've used this twice a week since purchasing and love the results. This is a gentle lip exfoliant. I follow up with My Favorite Lip Balm and I'm good to go.
I'm a longtime fan of the Mentha Lip Tints and the plum shade is a pretty neutral color. I use my MAC Cork lip liner and fill in slightly with MAC Oak lip liner and apply the tint on top.
The buffer and lip balm are must haves especially for this time of the year. These products are A Life of Style approved!
For more information:
My Favorite Lip Balm
Mentha Lip Buffer
Mentha Lip Tints
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Brand Educator, Kathleen Johnson and Marketing Director, Joelle Joseph, who visited the Windy City for television appearances and meeting local bloggers.
We chatted about hair care, Dr. Miracle's extensive product line, transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, and the importance of getting and keeping your hair healthy.
I must admit, before today I was not familiar with Dr. Miracle's products at all. I've never used them. Luckily I was given the opportunity to test some products before today's meeting.
As many of you know, my hair is relaxed and the bulk of my hair care takes place within a salon. Today I got my usual shampoo, conditioning treatment, and wrap. I took Dr. Miracle's 2 in 1 Tingling Shampoo & Conditioner, and the Healing Leave in Treatment & Conditioner. I always apply organic coconut oil to my hair as a pre-shampoo treatment one or two days before having my hair washed. As an extra treat, I applied the Intensive Healing Oil Hair & Scalp Treatment as well.
Junior Drake bags definitely get you noticed. I get a lot of compliments when I carry either of mine. I love the inspiration for the brand and the modern yet vintage look of each bag.
If you're not familiar with Junior Drake, please visit their website. I can see this brand becoming a major player among luxury accessories.
But without further adieu...
And that's not all, I'm feeling generous so I have some beauty goodies for the 2nd & 3rd place winners:
Piper & Nikki!!!!
You guys have 24 hours to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your mailing info.
Congrats & thanks for playing the Happy Birthday Contest!!!!
How winners were chosen:
Contestant names were written on small pieces of paper, tossed into a hat and shaken up. I carried the hat over to my neighbor's and asked her to reach in the hat and pick three names (Yes, my neighbor looked at me like I was a little weird but so what, I buy the candy bars her kids sell.)
Lisa Shaw is huge in the house music/electronica/ world. She is sometimes called the Sade of the club scene. I have her debut cd, Cherry which was released in 2005 andI've been hooked on her music ever since.
Lisa Shaw has worked with deep house dj and producer, Miguel Migs on several Naked Music tracks.
This video for Tomorrow is from her most recent cd "Free". I love the simple elegance of this video. There's not a lot going on but there is certain air of mystery. I think this is my favorite track on Free.
Enjoy! Be sure to check out more of Lisa Shaw's music, I promise you'll love it.
I am on board and I hope all of you will join as well. My diet is really poor so I take a lot of vitamins and supplements to balance it all out. I'm sure my thinking is inaccurate but until I can discipline myself to eat a lot better the vitamins and supplements will have to suffice.
My HSB 2010 plan:
- Decrease the amount of coffee I drink. Instead of my daily beloved Grande Non-Fat, No Whip, White Mocha from Starbucks, I'll make a cup of green tea.
- Cut back on the red meat.
- Drink 3 liters of water a day.
- Start taking yoga again. I used to take a yoga class every Saturday but I slacked off.
- Instead of reaching for the cookies, chips, or candy (and some days I have all three) choose a piece of fruit.
- Weekly steam facials.
- Eat breakfast everyday.
- 30 to 45 minutes of quiet time a day. Cut the phones, the tv, and the iPod off. Log off the internet and enjoy the quiet while reading, journaling, or praying. Good mental health is important too.
So are you ready to get Healthy, Sexy, and Beautiful in 2010?If you're on Twitter:
www.twitter.com/Stylish_Living (that's me)
#HealthySexyBeautiful1010 (to join the HSB2010 discussion)
For more information:
Mischo Beauty's HSB 2010 Challenge
Even though the high end bags are way out of my budget, there's no harm in looking, is there?
I find stylish bags in all price ranges and I've built quite a collection over the years. I'll share pictures of my bags in this feature as well.
Today's Haute Bag Lady Pick:
Chloe Python Shopping Satchel
Gorgeous toffee color, very roomy, brass hardware. I'd probably remove the shoulder strap and carry it in my hand. This is purely a fantasy bag. It costs $3820.00.
I would never spend that much money on a bag and God bless those who would. It sure is pretty isn't it?