Sunday, May 15, 2016

Press Preview: Vionic Shoes Fall/Winter 2016 Collection

Last month Vionic Shoes  hosted a gorgeous luncheon and treated press to an exclusive sneak peak at their upcoming Fall/Winter 2016 collection.  The brand debuted a series of new style booties, flats and wedges, all themed to take you straight from the office to hour happy without missing a beat.  Let's take a look!  

Prize Rosa
Retail: $249.95
Country Storey
Retail: $249.95
Spark Minna
Retail: $119.95
Gem Caballo
Retail: $119.95

Country Lona
Retail: $159.95

Splendid Torri
Retail: $139.95

Cozy Juniper
Retail: $79.95
(OK, these aren't exactly for the office, but they're really cute so I had to snap a pic!)
Vionic also showcased some of their most popular Spring/Summer 2016 styles, which are available now.
Tide II
Retail: $64.95
Noble Laurie
Retail: $139.95
Action Heritage ($89.95), Action Sunset ($99.95)

Vionic is great because they do it all with your comfort in mind.  The brand is known for their Orthaheel technology, which is built into all of their shoes.  It is designed to help with your alignment and ease joint pain.  I own a couple pairs and each one wears like a dream.  The brand kindly gifted the above sandals and they're super comfy.  Vionic shoes are a great investment for your feet and I believe you definitely get your money's worth.
Have you started shopping for summer?  What shoes have you been eyeing?   

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

CND Summer 2016 Flirtation Collection

There’s an electricity of unspoken attraction in the air for Summer 2016. Evoke a subtle, sensual femininity with the new Flirtation Collection from CND. A palette of soft yet bright shades teases at the imagination and makes this collection equal parts coy, confident, and playful.
“This season, sweet, creamy pastels are inspired by modern lace and embroidery for a delicate and refined glamour,” says CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold. “The summer nail is a slim oval glazed with tender shades of coral and lilac, blushed with the spark of deepening allure. Flirtation’s summer code allows you to be irresistible.”
Fresh new shades for CND's SHELLAC® BRAND 14+ DAY NAIL COLOR include Lavender Lace, Sparks Fly, Be Demure, Aqua-intance, Pink Pursuit, Honey Darlin’.  
Shades from the VINYLUX® WEEKLY POLISH SYSTEM include Lavender Lace, Desert Poppy, Honey Darlin’, Pink Pursuit, Aqua-intance, Skin Tease, Date Night, and Be Demure.  They'll be available starting summer and retail for $10.50 per bottle.
 Check them out below!
Aqua- Intance
I'm obsessed with this because it's bright and fun, but not too flashy.  It's a soft pop of color that works with any skin tone.

Be Demure

Desert Poppy

Have you started revamping your collections for summer?  Are you partial to any of the new CND shades?

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Review: Gosling's Original ChopSaver Lip Care

Retail: $3.99

Dan Gosling, or "the ChopSaver guy" as many call him, is a professional trumpet player and no stranger to sore lips.  His "symphony of ingredients" as he puts it, is a unique blend of natural oils and butters like shea butter, mango butter, aloe, and vitamin E.  The instant, soothing relief you feel right after applying ChopSaver, is attributed to the balm's star ingredient; Arnica (a sunflower extract), used to hep reduce swelling and brushing.   The formula is widely popular among musicians and even recommended by doctors and dermatologists.   

The consistency is ideal for ultra sensitive lips mine.  It was thick and rich, and long wearing.  It absorbed slowly so I wasn't constantly reapplying.  Despite the thickness, it still felt lightweight and didn't leave any nasty residue in the corners of my mouth.  I'm not sure whether or not the fact that it is petroleum free is what makes it non greasy, but if so, it's definitely worth noting.  

I used the Fresh Citrus stick which comes with SPF 15 and a nice fruity scent.  This one will be especially great for the upcoming summer months when I'm heading off to the beach.  I'll admit I was surprised to see how effective this turned out to be.  My lips are so tender that most balms never leave me with anything more then temporary relief, but ChopSaver actually heels.   I'd definitely recommend it to anyone suffering from dry, aching lips.

Shop ChopSaver and get their special offer!

Have you tried ChopSaver?  How was your experience?


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Free Beauty Events: May Giveaway

It's that time again!  If you haven't already heard about then it's time to get in the know!  The site is a great tool for any and every beauty addict.  It lets you stay up to date on the latest beauty happenings in your area and serves as an awesome way to snag some killer free samples. Best of all, each month the site gives away a bundle chalk full of the industry's newest must haves.  Let's check them out!    

This month's bundle is the BIGGEST yet.  It includes products from Nexxus New York Salon Care, KISS Nail, Almay, Simple Skincare, Dove, Maybelline, Revlon, Milani Cosmetics, John Frieda, Olay, Sally Hansen and more! The Contest runs from now through 5/31/16, winners will be chosen on 6/10/2016 and notified by 6/15/2016.  Entering is simple!  Visit FreeBeautyEvents on Facebook (don't forget to like them!) or enter directly on their website.
Besides the monthly giveaways, the site also offers great beauty advice and product reviews on their blog.  Like any of the products you read about?  Keep your eyes open for your chance to stock up!  Easy as 1-2-3, just enter your zip code into the site's search bar to find out which locations in your area might be handing out samples.  It's a helpful way to keep up to date with the beauty events happening in your town.    
Get more on
Do you follow FBE?  Have you attended any events in your area?

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Life Stride Spring Collection

At the start of the season I got a first look at the latest spring styles from Life Stride.  No matter the shape, style, size, the brand's shoes are known for their amazing comfort.  Each pair is carefully crafted to show your feet some love, all while with keeping their look stylish and trendy.    
They combine "Cool Respond Gel" technology with memory foam to create three significant layers:
1. Cool respond gel at the heel and ball of your foot
2. Soft memory foam covers the middle
3. A Softsystem latex covers the bottom
Style: Stockard
Retail: $59.99

Style: Solace
Retail: $59.99
 Style: Star Too
Retail: $59.99
Style: Enchant
Retail: $59.99

Style: Airy
Retail: $59.99

Style: Persona
Retail: $59.99

Style: Attract 2
Retail: $59.99

 I fell in love with almost every style.  They're chic and sophisticated, and perfect for the office.  They're also great for jobs where you're on your feet a lot, but want to keep a professional, stylish appearance.   
PR kindly gifted us a pair of booties to take home, and they're one of the most comfortable pair of heels I own.  Every pair retails for $59.99 which I like because it makes it easier to budget.  Overall, it's definitely a brand I would buy from because they're affordable, elegant, and take comfort into consideration.  Beauty doesn't always have to be painful! 
Check out the whole Spring line here
Have you tried Life Stride before?  Are you a fan of one of the styles?

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