Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pretty Feet & Toes for Summer

This time of year we all need to drag our winter-weary feet out of drab shoes and have them be strappy-sandal-ready.
Beach parties, picnics, weddings, or just lounging at the pool we can't have out feet look like....

Oh. Kinda makes you want to run right out and get a pedicure, huh?

Well, who has the time or money these day for that when you can do it at home.
Spongables has some amazing foot scrubs to slough off that dry, cracked, dead skin.
These two are excellent and they scrub on one side and have super bubbles that last forever inside.
After you've scrubbed and your feet feel clean and fresh, time to really get serious.
The Ped-Egg is my Best Friend. Available at any CVS, Walgreen's, etc.
After use, apply foot balm or lotion such as Arbonne, Freemans BareFoot, Lamasilk, or Gold Bond Healing. Super thick.  Super Moisturizing.
Next, buff, shape, and polish your toes.
My favorite base coat is MAC Cosmetics UnderLaquer.
Find the perfect shade of polish for you and top that off with a coat of
Fast-Drying~ Long-Lasting Seche' Vite to make your pedicure last a week or longer. Perfection!
Now You're ready to wear those sexy fun sandals and you just know your feet and toes will be soaking up ALL the attention.  Enjoy Your Summer!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Chanel Suit/ Spring

This is a Chanel suit from the 2009 Spring/Summer Collection. It was an impulse buy that I didn't regret later. I LOVE this suit. It is so classy and versatile.
It's made of a stiff but sheer chiffon covered in Chanel's signature Cameillas. I just love those beautiful white flowers. The skirt is fully lined. The jacket has an asymmetrical zipper up the front and also on the sleeves.
Clear vinyl under the collar and the epaulets on the shoulders with  cute Camellia buttons to hold it all together.Chanel always applies a gold or silver chain into the hem of the suit jackets to hold them close to the body and gives you that polished put-together look.
No matter where you bought a Chanel~ when you bought a Chanel~ Your Chanel will never go out of style. The classic lines and superior quality will last forever.  There is nothing sexy or revealing about a Chanel. No slits in the skirts, no low-cut bodices...  Only Elegance.

Quote_tiny quotable quote~

Coco Chanel
"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman." 
Coco Chanel

Here I put the suit with a pair of Leather Chanel gloves to really amp up the classic look.

Here it is on Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana of Thailand

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Designer Sunglasses~ Chanel & Bvlgari

I am writing this blog sitting in Miami International Airport waiting for my return flight back to Indiana.
People Watching is an art-form down here!
So many interesting people. So many eclectic styles and so many different cultures of people. One thing is constant... Everyone in the Sunny South wears their Sunglasses as #1) A necessity against the harsh rays of the sun. #2) As an Accessory.
Me, being the shallow and superficial person that I am, tend to go more for #2) when shopping for the perfect Sunglasses to frame my face and protect my eyes. Hey! We shop extensively for the perfect shoes, handbag, makeup, etc. Why not add sunglasses to that list of "Must Haves?"
While on a layover in New York City, I stumbled upon my now favorite brand, Bvlgari's quite by accident. I am SOLD on them.
Bvlgari was the very first Designer EVER! Starting in the 1800's Bvlgari designs began in Rome and today are designers of Fashion, Sunglasses, Jewelry, & Watches of the highest quality. I just like their beautiful good looks and sleek lines.
Here are a few that I own...
These are Brown Gradient with Crystals.
My Absolute Favorites are the same but different....
In Black with Crystals

White with Crystals. Lighter Lenses

Heavy Black Frames with LOADS of Fancy Crystals

And then of course... Chanel. How can any Girl resist Chanel?

Watch for my YouTube video and a GIVEAWAY of one of these Fabulous pairs of Designer Sunglasses! (When I get home that is)
Blue Skies Everyone!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

1960's Retro Tunic Dress

This Retro 1960's Tunic Dress is so FUN yet so Comfortable!

I recommend getting it one size smaller as it runs a bit large. (I love when that happens)
Pair it with some cute strappy heels or even flats and instant WoW!
The colors in this dress just pop out and they are so vibrantly SUMMER!
I LOVE Hot Pink and Turquoise together. Add the other colors and... Perfection!
I found it at Boston Proper. Their clothes are wonderful. Not too over the top expensive but very well made and such a fun variety. I really like their Sports Shop as well.
Happy Shopping!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Use Protection~

This Blog is simply about being protected while enjoying FUN in the sun. 
I recently went out with friends for a day on the water and baked myself. 
Super Dumb and I know it.  
Summer is right around the corner. Don't ruin it by hard core peeling, blistery, red, damaged skin. OUCH. Whether at the ocean, beach, pool, lake or mud puddle, use sunblock!
Here are my favorites..

Blue Lizard 
Australian Sunscreen
30+ Allows you to stay out in the rays 30 times longer than unprotected skin.
Chemical Free. Zinc Oxide Formula.

Hawaiian Tropic Creme Lotion 10+
Soft, Creamy Formula that smells like a refreshing, yummy Island drink.

Dry Oils
I'm not  GREAT fan of Dry Oils. They go on easily with a single spray but then feel tacky to the touch. Still, any protection is better than NO protection. 
Just ask Octo-Mom! Ha!
Remember to apply EVERY HOUR!  
Hot Times in the Summer Sun!

You can bet HE uses Sunscreen.