A Daily Dose Of Glamour

A daily dose of glamorous inspiration…

Month: August, 2013

Emerson Fry Fall/Winter 2013 Preview

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Ok so what do you think about Emerson Fry’s Fall/Winter 13 Preview? Myself? Im obviously over the moon! I mean, there is no designer who’s collections I admire more than Emerson Fry. She designs unique pieces that cover all apparel needs, from accessories to outerwear you’re basically set for casual and more dressed up looks, all extremely elegant and function able pieces that work great together. So excitement has no bounds whenever a new release is announced. Second to that is the midweek updates to the outlet (soo many fantastic previous season items at considerably marked down prices).  I am quite taken with these pieces for the upcoming season…

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All images courtesy of Emerson Fry

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Tory Burch Beauty

Such gorgeous packaging on the new line of beauty products by Tory Burch (I swear sometimes my beauty purchases are mostly for the packaging and not so much the actual product!).

The new line is set to debut at the end of September (another reason to look forward to Fall!).

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All images via Fashionista

Sunday Riley

I’ve been hearing quite a bit of good reviews lately on the products by Sunday Riley. I was prompted to look further into the product line after reading a review by my favorite Makeup Artist, Lisa Eldridge, who boasted about the amazing benefits her skin received while detoxing at a (I’m sure super lux ) spa. I decided it was time to dip my toes in and give Sunday Riley a try. I opted for the Disrobe Body Lotion, since it was given such rave reviews by Lisa. At $65 a bottle, I prayed my first impressions of this bottle would not be dismal. My prayers were heared. Not only is the smell amazing (I mean 2 hours later I am still catching whiffs of it and dying a little inside at how good I smell!), but after applying it all over my body, my skin looks much more even and has a silky texture such that I have never gotten from a body lotion before. I realized after the first application that it would probably not take me long to run through this initial bottle, so with future applications Im going to have to be little more conservative with how many pumps I use.

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I’m also looking forward to trying a few other products, specifically the Liquid Diet (which if the other reviews I have read are anything to go by this little baby might be a miracle worker).  Liquid Diet is promoted a temporary reliever of water weight wherever you carry it on your body. I aim to use this on my hips, thighs, tummy and upper arms. Can this slim me down a bit? Dare to dream…  but any help is appreciated when on the mission to a leaner body.

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As Sunday Riley products are 99% pure, ( with a blend of 5 Native American botanicals) I don’t plan on stopping at body care. The Ceramic Slip cleanser, a foaming cleanser is next on my list. If all of the Sunday Riley products smell and work anything close to Disrobe I may have found my holy grail skincare.

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For Her

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It’s been 10 years since the debut of my signature fragrance. I remember exactly when I fell in love with it, it all started when I had stopped at Nordstrom one evening for a post work spending spree with a co-worker (another beauty obsessed lady), and spotted a sleek black bottle with a simple name in pink; For Her. I lightly sprayed my wrist with it’s scent and without really smelling it carried on with my shopping and promptly forgot that I had just spritzed my wrist. The next day while removing my coat upon reaching my desk, my nose finally picked up the scent I had encountered the night before. I must have looked like a nut, every 5 minutes or so casually leaning across my desk to catch another whiff off my coat hanging at the end of my cubicle. Something about the scent, it made me actually feel different. I use to hear people say that wearing something particular would alter their view themselves, but I had never experienced it myself. With each whiff I smelled elegance, sophistication. It was an adult scent, mature but not old. Sexy and bold, but still soft and lady like. Well, the clock couldn’t make it to 5 fast enough. I leaped from my desk, grabbing my sweet smelling coat on the way out the door and back to the mall. 10 years later, this beautiful black minimal bottle has stayed with me.

Hot Cloth Cleansing Balms

Ahhh, the hot cloth cleansing balm. I don’t know, theres something about cleansing the skin with a muslin cloth  that seems all too holistic to me.  A little bathroom retreat where you can shut out the world and get down with a little face/neck lymphatic massage. So I started my very own Goldilocks search to find just the right balm to add to my skin care routine. It seemed so difficult to find just the right one!

There’s the Emma Hardie Morina Cleansing Balm (available only in the UK), a cult classic, but sadly for me, a touch difficult to get here in the states.

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Then there is our own state side cult favorite by Eve Lom, one I was dying to get my hands on, however given the steep price I just couldn’t pull the trigger on it. Good thing I didn’t, as after reading the ingredient list I decided that if I was going to spend the money, I would need to justify by it finding one that was at least organic and contained more natural ingredient’s.

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Enter the Suti Cleanse Organic Balm, discovered via my favorite lux beauty site Beauty Habit.  The perks of this organic cleanser stop at the price, as $50 for a cleanser is pushing it, even for me. However, I wont lie that I won’t one day break down and give this one a try.

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My journey ended today when browsing through the skincare aisle at Target. For some reason I never really looked closely at the offerings from Boot’s , however what did my little eyes see but a hot cloth cleansing balm, for the lovely price of $8 (and some change). The Boots Botanics Organic Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm is 97% organic & smells delicious, it also left my skin so soft and moisturized. I could probably have savored the experience a bit more,  as per the directions one should massage the balm over the face and neck (I did this dry and just kind of spread it on). Followed by soaking the accompanied muslin cloth in warm water and gently compressing over the face; I did a kind of wax on wax off motion, seeing if it would pick up any residual makeup left on my skin after my pre-cleanse with a makeup wipe ( It did!)). Finish by soaking the cloth in cold water and gently pressing over the face to close the pores. I never did believe pores could open and close, however the final step felt refreshing and allowed me to remove whatever cleanser was left on my skin. All in all, this ones a winner.

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