January 11, 2018

2018 Current Favorites!

It’s a new year and we already have some favorites we cannot get enough off. Today, we are sharing our favorite fashion pieces, bags, and skincare! Have you found any items you love this year already?

 

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Vintage Roberta di Camerino Flocked Velvet Purse Handbag Red Rare Printed

December 18, 2017

Winter Skincare & Beauty Essentials!

We are sharing our favorite winter skincare & beauty favorites! Our skin goes through some serious changes during the winter. It’s really important to keep your skin hydrated and to not have your skin looking dull.

  1. Mac prep and prime is a wonderful way to keep your skin hydrated and keeping your makeup looking great all day.
  2. Charlotte Tilbury face moisturizer is one of our favorites! We have been noticing it has been minimizing our pores and provides a wonderful glow.
  3. Philosophy body wash is the one wash that doesn’t leave you squeaky clean. We hate that feeling in the winter because it feels like it’s stripping all of your natural oils. This body wash keeps you feeling clean, but moisturized.
  4. Lano lips is one lip balm we cannot get enough of! It keeps them hydrated for so long and you don’t feel like you need to keep re-applying.
  5.  Caudalie Vinosource Overnight Recovery Oil is the perfect accessory to your night time routine. Since we are all feeling a little extra dry this is the best item to put on your face before you go to sleep. It will keep your skin feeling soft and supple.
  6. Old Hendriksen scrub and vitamin C serum are two items we cannot live without. It’s so important to use a scrub all year around, but especially in the winter. It will remove all that dead skin that will keep you from looking radiant. The vitamin C serum is just another item we love to keeping our skin looking healthy. It gives your skin that extra boost that we all need in the winter.
  7. Mists’s are one of our favorite ways to keep our skin moist and keep your makeup set throughout the day. We’ve shared three of our favorites in this list!
  8. Tony Moly face masks are an affordable way to give your skin some extra love. We use these once a week while we are watching some of our favorite Netflix shows! Transform dull, tired skin into healthy, moisturized skin in as little as 20 minutes!as

Mac cosmetic
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Face care
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Lano face care
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Herbivore face care
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Beauty product
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December 13, 2017

JUST IN: Golden Globe’s Nominee “This Is Us” Chrissy Metz To Be Keynote Speaker At The Elisa Project’s Life Lessons Lunch On February 28!

Thank you My Sweet Charity for the wonderful article!

“The Golden Globe nominees were revealed Monday and Chrissy Metz is once again nominated for her role as Kate Pearson on NBC’s “This Is Us.” But her success and fame didn’t come overnight or easily. Chrissy’s life story is one that screenwriters dream of. Sure, she went through the trials and tribulations that many actresses face like being out of work, surviving thanks to friends and family, watching roles won by others and learning to accept rejection.

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But Chrissy dealing with a literally “bigger” issue — her weight. Admitting that she was born chubby, she was just 11 when she went to Weight Watchers. Her weight jumped up and down the scales at one point losing 50 pounds only to “gain back 100 pounds due to depression and ‘eating my feelings.’”

Then the moment came when all the stars were in alignment and she landed the role of Kate, whose storyline was so akin to Chrissy’s. But even more than the role, Chrissy’s popularity has been due to her being so open about her dealing with her weight issues.

For that reason, The Elisa Project organizers are thrilled that they have just gotten word that Chrissy will be at the 13th Annual Life Lessons Luncheon on Wednesday, February 28, at Brook Hollow Golf Club for a conversation with Kimberly Schlegel Whitman.

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According to Luncheon Chair Kim Bannister, “As an organization dedicated to the development of healthy children and adolescents by raising awareness of body image and self-esteem issues and the prevention of life-threatening eating disorders, we know Chrissy will truly captivate attendees as she shares her own inspirational stories of courage and self-acceptance. This year’s luncheon is not to be missed!”

Honorary co-chairs will be Sandra Estess and Elizabeth Estess Hughes.

Starting at $2,000, tables are available for purchase now. If space permits, individual tickets will go on sale in early February. Suggestion: Gather up pals and get a table locked down now. Don’t depend on those individual spots coming available.”

December 7, 2017

Purple Is Named Pantone’s 2018 Color of The Year!

It has been a very interesting year for all us and now it get’s even more unique. Pantone has deemed ultra violet the official hue of 2018.

“Lighting the way for the year ahead, Pantone announces PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet as the Color of the Year 2018! A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, #UltraViolet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us to the future. #COY2018

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Images: Getty

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute told the New York Times, “We wanted to pick something that brings hope and an uplifting message.”

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December 5, 2017

Christmas Favorites!

Christmas is around the corner and we are going to start sharing our favorite items to give to your loved ones! Which one is your favorite?

 

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November 30, 2017

Cozy Stocking Stuffers!

It’s about to be DECEMBER tomorrow!! We are going to start sharing some of your favorite gift’s to give to your loved ones! Today, we are sharing our favorite stocking stuffers that are extremely cozy!

 

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Sweatshirt
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Socks
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Hat
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Sole Society scarve
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Blanket
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Drinkware
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November 21, 2017

Black Friday Sales!

Happy Tuesday everyone!! We cannot believe it’s the week of Thanksgiving! It’s the time to shop because retailers are already giving some great deals already! We are going to share some of our favorites below!
Sales

madewell // 25% off everything with code DONTSTRESS

Clarisonic // 30% off all devices (including holiday gift sets), and it will also throw in a free Lancôme Absolue BX Cream (0.5 oz) with any purchase on November 24th. For Cyber Monday, enjoy the same deal on devices along with a free full-size (!) Lancôme Energie de Vie Moisturizer (1.7 oz) with any purchase.

kate spade // 30% off everything with code GIVEJOY

shopbop // up to 75% off sale items + up to 30% off full-price items with code MORE17

express // 50% off + free shipping!

LOFT // 40% off everything with code GIFTITUP

tory burch // 30% off purchase of $250 or more with code THANKS

Nordstrom // extra 20% off select sale items throughout Black Friday weekend, starting online on Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, Nov. 29, into Cyber Monday. In-stores, the sale starts Friday, Nov. 24 and lasts into Cyber Monday.

j. crew // 40% off your purchase with code THANKU

Victoria’s Secret// 10 panties for $35 with code 10PANTIES

Rebecca Minkoff // 25% off all orders of $100 with code BLACK25


October 10, 2017

Tuesday Ten: Rhonda’s Beauty Regimen!

1.  Drink at least 10 glasses of 8 ounces of purified water!
2.  Green drinks are great for your skin, as long as they are low in sugar, juice your own at home in the blender, adding agave instead of refined sugar.
   Kale drinks with spirulina is the way to go.  My favorite is Athletic Greens sold at Whole Foods, that contains organic superfoods, digestive enzymes, and probiotics. 
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3.  Wash your face when you wake up with tepid water and a soft wash cloth.  Use a toner (my favorite with Rosewater from Lancome) to even out my skin tone before applying my facial cream and makeup.

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4.  I think it’s important to moisturize. Here are two lotions that I swear by! My favorite lotions I use when I am apply more natural makeup is by Clinique. However, when you need to wear heavier makeup then use La Mer lotion because it fills in your pores and makes your face look extra matte.
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5.  Before and after makeup application is crucial
Use this spray before makeup:
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Use this spray to set your makeup for the day:

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater 

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6.  Continue to spray and dab your face with clean cotton pads throughout the day to add moisture with this from Kiehl’s: ‘Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng’ Mist. This cooling, refreshing mist purifies and hydrates your skin. It gives your skin new life with every spritz.
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7.  End the day with cleaning and cleansing! Eye Makeup Remover, pure and natural, at Whole Foods, Jason!  Gently Priced!
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I Fell in love with Tata Harper years ago when I interviewed her at Neiman Marcuc NorthPark Center, such a Zen guru and everything is natural! This is what you want on your face when  you drift off to slumber land!  
All Natural!  

TATA HARPER Purifying Cleanser

It’s for all skin types, but I like this nourishing oil cleanser.

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Over night cream is a must and you can sleep in this!  Note that I have dry to normal skin, there are numerous choices for your skin type!  

 

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Restorative Eye Cream: Daily age defying eye treatment helps reduce appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and dark shadows. It leaves your eye area looking brighter and younger.

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8.  Tata Harper has the very best travel kit!
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9.  Exfoliate: I exfoliant every three days, this should always be with a light hand with upward movements, and no pulling.  Use tepid water, never hot water!
Obsessed with all products from ZENJENN, but the green tea face scrub is very gentle for my skin!  Jenn body scrubs, salts, oils along with the facial products are amazing!  “Taking care of your whole self”! 
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10.  Remember that a healthy mind and body will give you the best skin glow EVER!

October 4, 2017

Night Fever at Galleria Dallas!

Night Fever at Galleria Dallas is Now Open!
Galleria Dallas welcomed FGI of Dallas members and VIPs to preview the “Night Fever: Fashions from Funk to Disco” fashion exhibition on Tuesday, September 19.  The exhibition features over 75 authentic garments and accessories from this iconic decade produced by Galleria Dallas and curated by FGI of Dallas Regional Director, Ken Weber.

Night Fever features a diverse collection of American, French, Italian and Japanese couture designers, including work by Halston, Giorgio Sant’Angelo, Hanae Mori, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloe and Roberto Cavalli. Many of the garments are on loan from the University of North Texas School of Visual Art & Design Texas Fashion Collection, which is one of the world’s most coveted private collections.You’ll enjoy seeing how fashion evolved during this era through the eyes of designers and made famous by the decade’s iconic social scene including Cher, Bianca Jagger, Jerry Hall, Liza Minelli, Farrah Fawcett and Diana Ross.

Night Fever is now open until November 1! The gorgeous pictures below from the VIP preview party were taken by Thomas Garza.
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Galleria Dallas
Hours: 12:00pm – 6:00pm daily (closed Mondays)

September 29, 2017

Wearable Fall Trends!

Happy Friday! We are finally feeling the temperatures drop and we have some amazing wearable fall trends you can rock this October.

  1. Patterend Cardigan:

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Cold Shoulder/Cut Outs:

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Similar black choker collar for less:

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Long Cardigans:

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Another long cardigan by the same brand but is less than $50 on sale in grey and black:

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Tie Front Tops: Tops with a front tie are huge this season. It’s everywhere and its a great laying basic for fall.

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Booties

Sam edelman booties in putty

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Jeffrey campbell boots

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