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March 28, 2012

{be happy} and share your support.

happiness depends on the way we see things


{black&white} valentino turns 50.





Three of my favorite style icons looked so chic in black and white at Valentino's 50th Anniversary party. Molly Sims makes the prettiest preggo ever!

image via popsugar

March 27, 2012

{molly's mad about it) high-low skirts


How I wore my high-low skirt! Ignore the Blue Moon in hand :) and 'devil' eyes!  


One of my newest obsessions, and spring trends, is high-low skirts. I wanted to test out the trend with one that wouldn't break the bank, so I grabbed this Lauren Conrad Collection skirt from Kohl's (it was on sale for $32)!

I sported it on Friday out with Friends wearing my Steven Pembrook Booties, a black silk tank (similar to this Kain one), an h&m jacket I picked up in Germany, and a j.crew studded black belt I wore backwards(similar)!


{a lesson in layering}

Guilty Star Necklaces 
My looks!

Molly's Necklaces 

My second blog is up on Guilty Star! It's on one of my favorite trends and personal styles - the art of layer necklaces! Plus Guilty Star has some amazing pieces as you can see featured above! Like them on Facebook! I'm going to have an awesome giveaway with them coming your way soon! :) 


{necklace love} a girl's best friend @ style manor




New obession: http://girlsnextbestfriend.blogspot.ca/ - 

"The Style Manor has graciously offered to give one of my lucky readers a "Color Me Fuchsia" necklace and earring set! For those of you not familiar with The Style Manor, they are an online site dedicated to making the latest fashion trends affordable for the everyday woman.  Unique in that they make it easy for women to understand how to style trends through advice from professional stylists.  Each week, new accessories are offered both in matching bundles or separately for your convenience."


I thought my stylish readers might like this necklace! I love it! Perfect for Spring (and Summer)! 
Enter here:
http://girlsnextbestfriend.blogspot.ca/2012/03/style-manor-giveaway.html



March 25, 2012

{posh product} om she golden body.

Instant Sunkiss Tanning Lotion

My new favorite Sunless Tanning by Om She Australia  product. I bought it on a whim and am so happy with the results I got! It gives you an instant bronzed effect, but in 3-4 develops into the perfect golden tan - my legs haven't looked that good in a while! It retails for $16.95 and it doesn't take globs to do the trick, so I have a feeling it will last a long time!

No streaks. No monkey business.No orange (the most important - no Snooki here)!  The perfect product to progress away from that winter pale!

March 22, 2012

{CLOSED! giveaway} dani notes iPhone case!



I've told you about my most favorite iPhone cases ever by dani notes. I have one that is navy chevron with a yellow circle and my monogram in script! I adore it, and people gasp when they see it, " OH MY GOD THAT IS SO CUTE...WHERE DID YOU GET IT!?" Well...obviously here.

Now is your chance to win a customized case of your very own! These cases are worth $55 (so yes. they are spendy for something that encases your phone, but they are so cute)!


What you need to do:

1. "LIKE" dani notes on Facebook.
2. Subscribe to the dani notes blog: daninotes.com

EXTRA entries:
1. "LIKE" Telling it like it is. Only prettier. on Facebook.
2. Follow @McKerihan on Twitter
3. Add dani notes to your favorite Etsy stores.

Leave a comment below letting me know you've down 1 and 2 and leave an additional comment for each extra entry!


You have until next Tuesday at 5:00 pm to enter! 


The winner will (be picked at random) and be e-mailed on Tuesday, MARCH 27th at 5:00pm! 

P.S. I'm ordering another case - it's going to be gray chevron with my monogram in block - in a coral circle! Perfect for summer!


Congrats to Becky for winning!!!! She was comment 76 picked by random.org!

{graduation style} for sarah!


My beautiful cousin Sarah is graduating college in May (so proud)! She asked me to find her wedges: tan, preferably cork or solid, and under 4 inches. These are my picks for her! My favorite - the top left (one) or the bottom right (six) - they are both so ladylike, and would even work really well for job interviews!

Top Row: One. Two. Three.
Bottom Row: Four. Five.Six.

I couldn't resist another pair by Tory Burch, my aunt Sally (Sarah's mom) was the first person I ever saw wearing Tory Burch flats!

Perfect for a summer graduation don't you think? Tory Burch "Amanda" Demi Wedge.

March 21, 2012

{about face} eyelash extensions.




Before (ew.)




After


After - WOW!!!! 


I had the most wonderful experience at About Face. I decided to treat myself to get lash extensions! Holly, did such a wonderful job! I was amazed at my after picture - I mean in the ariel shot - how long do they look? I've only ever really loved Xtreme Lashes (love love love my ladies there), but was surprised to find I liked the Babe brand just as much! 

A little bit about, About Face carries a variety of my favorite products: Nars (I picked up that famous blogger red "Heat Wave"). They also have Stila, Bare Minerals, Smashbox, and every other brand you could or would possibly want to wear on your face! Their new RAC location boasts a ton of new services: waxing, shellac and minx manis, and of course my new favorite Babe Eyelash Extensions! This month the special is a full set for $100, and I'm totally obsessed - and I adore Holly. It didn't even feel like I was laying there for a long time, we had a total girl gossip session and I can tell you I'll be going back frequently! 
Only $100 in March! 
LIKE The About Face Facebook and keep updated on when Dr. Vicky - she does botox, fillers, chemical peels, and can prescribe you Latisse! 


*This review is based on my own experience. No products were given c/o. 

March 19, 2012

{royal jelly} JAFRA


I just has a wonderful facial from my new friend, Melissa, and she sent me home with this amazing JAFRA Cosmetics Royal Jelly Serum! I'm absolutely in love. "LIKE" her Facebook page here!

The benefits of Royal Jelly:

Royal Jelly 
A whitish, creamy substance produced by worker bees to nourish their queen bee. It consists of an emulsion of proteins, sugars and lipids in a water base. It contains vitamins A, B-Complex, C, D and E. It is particularly useful for its B-Complex contents, including thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), pyridoxine (B6), B12, niacine, biotin, folic acid and inositol. It also supplies minerals and trace elements (sodium, kalium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc and copper) and all the amino acids essential for life. Furthermore, royal jelly is rich in nucleic acids, RNA and DNA.

· Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract Sirtuin Activator
Helps prolong cell longevity and reduce signs of aging.
· Yeast Extract, Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol
Simulates the benefits of Honey and contributes to the Sirtuin Activator technology.
· Glycerin, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5, Diaminobutyloyl Hydroxythreonine, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-6 Diaminohydroxybutyrate
Helps improve skin functions. Skin appears more compact, smooth and with reduced appearance of wrinkles.
· Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit
Natural butter from the African Karite fruit. Skin softening and soothing agent.
· Panthenol
Most widely used form of Vitamin B. It provides skin conditioning and helps improve moisturization.· Tocopheryl Acetate
Vitamin E. Skin conditioner. Also has anti free radical activity.
· Royal Jelly CELLSPAN Complex
An exclusive combination of ingredients to help enrich the benefits of royal jelly.
• SunJelly - Offers cell energizing properties with sunflower sprouts and complements the cell renewal action of royal jelly. Bottom line: energizes and helps stimulate cell growth.
• Longevicell - Myrtle Extract: Enhances the longevity of the cells, slows down the aging process by slowing down the senescence markers limiting dermal degeneration.
• Ayurvedic Blend - Wintercherry and Lotus flowers: A blend of Ayurvedic herbal extracts that have antioxidant properties to minimize free radical damage to the skin. Helps promote the appearance of younger looking skin. They also help to soothe the skin.
· Contains a unique Peptide Complex
It is responsible for the skin’s integrity and regulates effective cell communication, skin compactness and cell cohesion. Additionally, helps minimize wrinkles, improves firmness and skin tone.
Product given c/o JAFRA. 

March 15, 2012

{star style} miranda kerr.



Miranda Kerr is one of those models that really can't style herself wrong in my book. She looks so chic in these pictures via. Some of the pieces that stand out: the aviators, the luxe bag, the cute but practical booties, and that coat (oh that coat). Does anyone know where her blouse/coat is from? I adore it! 

March 14, 2012

{hot nerds} we exist.

I wouldn't like to say my friends are nerdy. We all actually pretty, smart and well versed girls. We work at investment banking firms, very popular celebrity gossip sites, and marketing agencies. However, if you put Twilight or The Hunger Games in from of us we turn to mush.

Example A: http://www.hungernames.com/

Example B:


Example C:




March 13, 2012

{guest blogged} on guilty star.


I was asked to be a guest blogger for Guilty Star, a new website that has amazing accessories and all of the makeup you could possibly need (even though you know you're beautiful)! The site is launching at the end of March, but I encourage you to check out my post on their blog and peruse their Facebook Store for amazing items you can order now! 

March 10, 2012

CLOSED} $100 to Luci Boutique!


Luci is a wonderful Milwaukee boutique that has just launched a Facebook store! They are going to give YOU $100 to spend in it, and all you have to do is click here and like their online store!

BONUS: If you buy something from Luci Boutique via Facebook you will be entered in ANOTHER giveaway to win a $300 shopping spree! It doesn't really get much better than that!

Here are a few of my favorites from the store!

Again...to WIN $100 to Luci Boutique simply:

Click the "C" and then click "LIKE"






"LIKE" The Luci Boutique SHOP on Facebook and leave a comment that you did with your e-mail address on my blog!

The winner will be announced next Thursday!



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{bauble babe} lust list.



These Sorrelli are a bit out of my price range, the first one is around $300, but I would do unthinkable things to get my hands on it. How beautiful? And not to brag or anything...but orange is sort of my color. I love this brand, thanks to http://sweetcarolineinthecity.com/ for introducing me to this beautiful brand! 

{wedding wear} june bride.


How amazing is this Tibi Venice Beach Dress. I'm swooning over it! I think I might have to belt it, but I could totally see myself swinging around the dance floor at our friend Mark and Tamara's wedding this June! 


I also love this Erin Fetherson dress for the rehearsal dinner! If you can't already tell, I love wedding and love finding the perfect dresses  via http://www.renttherunway.com/


March 9, 2012

BB Creams {what to know}.

BB Creams seems to be all of the rage. I first read about them on my 9 hour flight home from Germany in Marie Claire. What are they? Who makes them? Well hopefully I can break it down for you, with the help if Wikipedia!

"BB creams come in a variety of different formulations and qualities mainly perceived as being anti-inflammatory, regenerative and having a soothing effect. Some are said to have skin whitening or brightening properties. Others are said to be anti-acne or anti-wrinkle, some are intended to even out skin tone, and yet others to lighten blemish scars. BB creams are sometimes used like a primer under foundation, and if tinted may supposedly replace foundation and some newer ones are advertised as having functions of primer, foundation, moisturizer, sun block, pore minimization and skin refining together, making them an economic skin care solution."


I love the idea of this! Especially skin brightening, I'm not so sure about whitening, even though white skin is seen as a sign of beauty in many Asian cultures. Sephora has an amazing collection to start with! For $11.99 you can try out Garnier's and once you fall in love; which I know you will, you can invest! 



Stay Beautiful! xx 

March 7, 2012

KONY


KONY 2012 from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.Kony Bracelet

I'm doing my part to make KONY famous and just ordered my KONY bracelet! Get yours here.

March 3, 2012

frankfurt.berlin.munich.



Adam and I had the most wonderful time in Germany! Most people ask, why Germany? Well...why not? Adam's beautiful cousin Megan lives there with her wonderful boyfriend Alfred. They have the most amazing apartment and were a the best hosts! I'm craving Meg's Nutella Croissants - mouth watering I tell you.  I'm 50% German, so it was a treat to explore my cultural background. I found Berlin to be dizzying with inspiration - Adam and I have developed quite an affection for street art and loved all of the beautiful graffiti. Fussen, is the photo you see in the bottom left corner. We toured Crazy King Ludwig's castle - quite a site. Appart from drinking beer, applewein, and eating lots of croissants, we did a lot of sight seeing, and watching of YouTube videos - Sophia Grace and Rosie! I did a ton of shopping, with Zara, Mango, Karsdart, beautiful boutiques, and millions of H &M's at my fingertips it was hard to say no to anything! I got some wonderful pieces that will remind me of my trip forever! The most cherished a ring from JOOP! (it's a german jewelry copmany that I would put on par with David Yurman) it's silver, rose gold, and yellow gold and interlocks all three bands - so gorgeous! It cost me a pretty penny, but I couldn't not buy it! I also gave Meg a peral wish bracelet and got mysel one too - so that we are always connected! 
It's much more delicate in person and the JOOP! isn't so in your face! A classic reminder of a trip I'll always adore!


Cheers!  

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