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Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Royal Wedding: Philip Treacy Hats

Victoria Beckham in a Treacy hat. Sadly, David is wearing clothes.

Treacy created 36 new hats for the royal wedding and you can’t even count how many existing collections were raided for this occassion. Last year I met Philip Treacy through a gracious invitation extended by Neiman Marcus.  His hats are amazing works of art: 

Royal cousins


Journalists wore Treacy hats (except Ann – what’s with the flowers?)

Watch the royal wedding footage to see how many you can spot.

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Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Kate Middleton Channels Grace Kelly, Ivanka Trump

The stories of the “shocking, plunging neckline” are greatly exaggerated, but there was a good slice of V showing.  Kate Middleton’s dress looked surprisingly like a cross between Grace Kelly (appropriate) and Ivanka Trump’s, and used a beautiful trend of the moment, lace.  I love how the lace at the top tied in with the hand-made applique that followed the entire hem of the gown:

“When she alighted from the carriage, there was a gasp. The crowd was delighted in her choice of dress.”

As had been hinted at months earlier, the dress was designed by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton in ultimately not a full McQueen style.  A little curious, but lovely.

The earrings were a gift from her parents.  The tiara on loan from the Queen.

The ceremony was described as starting off as a relaxed garden party.

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Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Kate Middleton’s Wedding Manicure

Have you been enjoying the wedding? It is lovely!  One thing I was anxious to find out was the manicure details, and it turns out that Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Bowles had a bit of girl time with Kate.  Camilla’s long time manicurist Marina Scandoval from Jo Hansford salon traveled to give both women a luxury soak, exfoliation and deep tissue massage.  A custom mix of Bourjois no 28 Rose Lounge and Essie 423 Allure was applied.  The look is soft, enhanced beauty that is totally modern and spring like.  I only wish she had known about Shellac in Negligee – it would have lasted during her 6 week honeymoon!  The manicure wedding gift from Camille cost approximately $65 USD.

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Posted by on Apr 26, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

CND Pro Spa Mani/Pedi Stockup Sale

Save 25% on all Pro Sizes of CND Spa Manicure and Spa Pedicure products now.  Looking for a burst of energy for Spring?  Try the energizing Citrus or Marine lines.  Prefer to mindlessly melt away?  The Almond and Earth Minerals lines.  All four offer soothing, spa level treatments to enhance the look and feel of hands and feet.  Licensed Professionals contact your distibutor.

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Posted by on Apr 23, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Ren Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask

For sensitive skin perfection

There are some products that prove themselves first time, right out of the box, and the Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask by Ren falls into that category.  I love the scent, texture, everything about this product.  Mostly I loved the way it was able to gently “decongest” my skin – you know how you can get an unexplainable tiredness going on – with natural fruit acids so that it surprisingly looked smooth and radiant.  I’m not a fan of always using granular exfoliation, so this was gentle and powerful enough for my needs. Once a week is all they ask, for 10 minutes at a time. This just requires a gentle rinse at the end.  At $55 a bottle, this is worth every drop for a gentle glow. 

Available at Sephora

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