My Favorite Hair Products

May 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Love having long thick wavy hair, but it can be a bit overwhelming during the summer.  The last thing I want to do on a long hot day is blow dry my hair for 30 minutes and then straighten for another 15!  After years of buying every frizz free product out there I’ve finally tamed my mane with four products. Now if I straighten my hair it last for about 5 days and when I’m to lazy to blowdry and want beachy waves I air dry and still NO FRIZZ! Below are my fave products that I swear by:

Enjoy Sulfate Free Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner (I use this along with Enjoy’s conditioner once a week)

Hana Shine Shield Thermal Protectant

Biosilk Shine On Spray

Timeless Charm Jewellery

May 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

Charm jewellery doesn’t seem to ever go out of fashion. My mother has a charm bracelet, I have a charm bracelet and I’m sure that if I ever have a daughter she too will wear a charm bracelet at some point. Charm jewellery can be great children’s jewellery as it is loved by all women of all ages and stages. It is great because it is the type of jewellery that can be so personal, personal not only to your own specific style, but also personal to your life. Charms let you collect memories and help you remember them.

There are lots of different types of charms to choose from these days. Some people decide to collect charms which remind them of specific places they have been, some just chose the charms that they find most attractive, other people are given a new charm each year, growing with their collection as the years go by.

Charms are really versatile. You can choose to wear all your charms on a charm bracelet for example or you can choose to have just one charm on a necklace and wear it as a pendant which can be a really sophisticated look.

Initial charms have come back on the scene recently with many celebrities – and their daughters – wearing one simple initial charm as a necklace. Again, what could be more personal? Charm jewellery is a great way to create a signature look.

If you are looking for a sophisticated and chic look we recommend you chose the majority of your charms in sterling silver to create a clean look. For a slightly quirky edge you could perhaps add one coloured charm to make things a bit more interesting. Choose an enamel heart charm in bright red. Or a fun locket charm in purple. For a really fun, young look why not choose several different coloured charms in lots of different shapes and sizes. Fairy charms are a huge hit right now and Molly Brown London has some gorgeous ones to choose from, the little enamel fairy holds a pearl in her hand as a sign of good luck.

Whatever your style, you can enjoy wearing charm jewellery for a lifetime.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.


 

Making Father’s Day Special

May 24, 2011 by  
Filed under Boys on the Side

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post.


Father’s Day is a celebration now firmly cemented into family life in many countries around the world, but it has not always been so. The Father’s Day of the modern age originated in America in 1909, and was the creation of American-born Ms Sonora Louise Smart Dodd.  She was inspired after listening to a church sermon about Mother’s Day, and thought it only right that fathers were honoured, too.

Father’s Day is an occasion for children to show appreciation to their fathers, and involves the presentation of gifts and Father’s Day cards. Originally, these offerings may have been homemade, just a small token of appreciation but, in recent times, the occasion has become more of a money-spinner for retailers, and many people feel that it has become  too commercialised.  In any department store or supermarket today, the shopper will be confronted with shelves stocked with a wide range of products deemed to be suitable Fathers day presents, and these will range from trinkets that cost very little, putting them within the financial reach of young children, to the very expensive. Grown up sons and daughters, of course, will have more spending power, and they will spend as much as they can. What can’t be stressed enough is that it’s not the amount of money that a Fathers Day gifts cost that really matters, it’s the thought that has gone into it, and most father’s will be as pleased with a homemade card as they will with the most expensive gift.

There are plenty of Fathers Day gifts to choose from, fashionable items like cufflinks make a great gift. Or why not pick something that you and your Dad can enjoy doing together like a wine tour or a meal in restaurant. Some of the best Father’s Day gifts are about the memories you make together.

My Father’s Day will be marked with a cake made especially for the day, a homemade card, and a copy of a favourite poem, which has been printed in a decorative font and framed in an inexpensive picture frame. I know that it will be appreciated because the poem is much loved by the special man in question, and that personal thought is what Father’s Day should be all about.

 

Hot Celeb links

May 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Side Dish

2011 Billboard Music Awards Red Carpet (tFS)

SNL Justin Timberlake Video – The One You DIDN’T See With Justin Bieber Dig (I Need My Fix)

Arnold Schwarzenegger Has More Love Children (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

Stephen King Carrie Remake (Dailystab)

Russel Brand Deported From Japan (Fit Fab Celeb)

14 celebrities With Hermes Birkin Bags (Girls Talking Smack)

2011 Billboard Music Awards – Beyonce Kills It! Run The Word Girls VIDEO! (Hollywood Hiccups)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrity Copycat: Camilla Belle’s Look for Less!

May 23, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Copycat

Camilla Bella is well known for her luxurious and grown-up style, but she also has killer style off the red-carpet as well. Copy her boho chic look and get the perfect summer concert or outdoor party look.  Get Camilla’s look with pieces from Hand Bag Heaven, Wet Seal, Zappos and more!

Camilla Belle's Look for Less!

Thong Sandals – $45 at Zappos.com

Quilted Shoulder Bag – $52.95 at Handbagheaven.com

Cat Eye Sunglasses – $12.95 at Sunglasswarehouse.com

Denim Shorts – $34.50 at Delias.com

Michael Kors Peasant Blouse – $54 at Bluefly.com

Charm Necklace – $8.50 at Wetseal.com

Tonal Bracelet – $12.50 at Delias.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motel Rocks

May 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

When I think of Motel Rocks, three words immediately come to mind: bright, bold and fun!   While the brand is most famous for its quirky dresses, there’s a wide selection of cool stuff  like tee’s, tops and leggings…..and everything is given the “Motel treatment” (think vintage inspired prints/thrift store vibe).  Celebrity fans include Lily Allen, Duffy, The Ting Tings and more.  Check out my faves below and be sure to check out their page: Motel Rocks.

Gina Dress – $42

Susan Trouser Night Sky – $38

Cat Eye Sunglasses – $18

Motel Tube Skirt – $22

Kacey Denim Playsuit – $52

Becky Dress – $38

Tara Dress – $48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All New Saturday Night Live With Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga

May 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Side Dish

Justin Timberlake hosts an all-new SNL this week with musical guest Lady Gaga.

Twisted Silver’s New Love Knot Earrings

May 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Accessories

Twisted Silver has done it again…this time with a new “twist” on traditional pearls!  Preserved in divine deterioration, the Love Knot earrings (pictured below) resonate with character and are forged from salvaged glass pearls circa 1950’s era Japan. Perfect for day or night with shorts or a LBD.  Check out what I’d wear them with below!

The Love Knot earrings can be found at twisted-silver.com. Use code INSIDERS for 15% off of your purchase!

Bell Sleeve Blouse – $76 at Topshop.com

Love Knot Earrings – $50 at Twistedsilver.com

Creekwalk Necklace – $120 at Twistedsilver.com

Jessica Simpson ‘Danson’ Sandal – $78.95 at Nordstrom.com

Tab Denim Shorts – $20 at Alloy.com

Maxi Dress – $46.99 at Shopruche.com

Stilettos – $24.80 at Forever21.com

Creekwalk Necklace – $120 at Twistedsilver.com

Love Knot Earrings – $50 at Twistedsilver.com

 

 

 

 

 

 



Hot Celeb Links

May 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity Side Dish

Maria Shriver Issues Statement: ‘This is a Painful and Heartbreaking Time’ (I Need My Fix)

Miley Cyrus Tweets Topless Tattoo Photo (Celeb Dirty Laundry)

Arnold Schwarzenegger Fathered Child With Staff Member (Daily Stab)

Chery Cole: Britain’s Latest Fashion Expert (tFS)

15 Celebrities Wearing Floppy Hats (Girls Talkin Smack)

Ivanka Trump Goes All Sexy In Black Buny Outfit (Hollywood Hiccups)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress Obsessed Twitter Sweepstakes

May 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion Tips & Finds

It’s contest time! If you’re dress obsessed like us, enter to win a $100 David’s Bridal gift certificate!  Click here for more info.

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