August 18, 2014

Hair Guru: Laura Kuhns

When it comes to my blonde locks, I don't let anyone but Laura Kuhns touch them. Blonde can be tough and sometimes finding the right shade can prove more than difficult. Laura knows color and even took strands of my hair to a baby doll pink last month. She allows for creativity without going too far. Not only is she a topnotch stylist, but an amazing gal who might just call you "doll" and endear you in every way. Laura started her career as assistant to Avanti owner and lead stylist, Alex Iacobacci. She splits her time between Avanti and Charles David in Plymouth She is my lifesaver and a great friend.

STYLE 101 with Laura Kuhns:

Favorite Shop: Urban Outfitters 
Must Have Hair Product: Renee Furterer Silver Shampoo
Currently Coveting: Anything leopard 
Nail Obsession: Essie Mint Candy Apple

August 1, 2014

Ear Party

Anthropologie

Move over arm party because the ear party just showed up. More and more, I am noticing that ear cuffs and layering a bunch of simple studs is now the rage. I simply love this look. It's easy to do and several shops are offering the trend. Here are a few of my favorites.

Ruegembon
Rebecca Minkoff
Jennifer Lawrence wearing the trend.

July 17, 2014

Nail File: My Go To Products

Anyone who follows my Instagram knows how obsessed with painting my nails I am. I own every color you could imagine. A lot of people ask me how I keep my nails healthy and strong. I love having long nails without having to wear tips. Artificial nails and shellac can reap havoc on natural nails so I like to avoid these at all costs. I use a few products that allow me to do this and keep my natural nails from breaking.


First, I file my clean nails into the shape I desire which currently is oval. Then, I cut my cuticles with my trusty tool. I smooth everything with a buffer and use nail polish remover to take off any oils that may be left on nails. This will definitely make your mani last longer.

I start with Essie Base Coat. My favorite new product is OPI Nail Envy and I apply two coats to nails after. This stuff is genius and really does prevent breakage. My nails are so hard and strong now. Reapply it every other day.
I usually stay with nudes, black, and red. Right now, I adore Essie Style Hunter and Spin The Bottle along with OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. However, the summer is a great time to experiment with fun, bold colors. I finish with the ultimate top coat, Seche Vite. Nothing compares to the shine and gel-like finish it leaves on nails. It also dries super fast.

There you have it. Until the next manicure.....

June 10, 2014

Summer Skincare Routine

This week I will be focusing mainly on beauty products.  I usually change up my skincare when the weather starts to change. I find I don't need such heavy moisturizers which tend to make my skin break out during the warmer weather. I have discovered some fabulous new products that I've added to my daily routine and have already noticed some changes.

Face wash has always been a challenge for me. Either they are too harsh or too gentle. I normally stick to cream cleansers but found Giovanna Skin Care Purifying Cleanser surprisingly at TJ Maxx. Breakouts have subsided and my skin feels clean without being stripped of moisture. Next,  I apply my go to toner from Neutrogena. Toner is essential in skincare in that it removes any impurities left over from washing.

I follow this up with Clarins Double Serum. I never really believed in serums until I was educated on what the benefits of this one are. It has won numerous awards and rave reviews. 20 pure plant extracts and potent, high-tech molecules make up this serum and a dual chamber system combines two age-defying formulas that reactivates skin’s vital functions. Skin is firmer and wrinkles are visibly reduced. Did I mention a more even skin tone and less visible pores in just 4 weeks? Believe it....I am hooked.

My daily moisturizer is also Clarins. It's light but provides enough moisture to get me through the day without caking my makeup. The Multi-Active Day Correction Cream provides antioxidants that protect from daily pollution and UV stress.

For the night, I've been using Obiqo products from New Zealand. Obiqo combines nutrient-rich sea kelp with the very finest natural marine anti-ageing extracts and the powerful anti-oxidant properties of French organic sea lavender. I love the way they make my skin feel and I wake up refreshed. The Smoothing Eye Cream and Restoring Night Cream sit on my nightstand.

Enjoy the sun and check out my summer makeup favorites soon to follow. 

May 26, 2014

Come Play: Assembly Row's Opening Weekend

The Outlets at Assembly Row are kicking off their opening weekend this Saturday and Sunday. Shop at famous brand name stores like PUMA, Pendleton, and of course Saks Off Fifth. Assembly Row is much like a neighborhood feel and there is so much more beyond the shops unfolding like free yoga, a music series on the lux patio, Legoland, and the Assembled Handmade Arts Market.

To get the festivities started, I will be hosting Fashion Flashes all weekend to showcase what exciting looks and trends these shops have to offer. Come check out my Summer Must Have picks and tips on what's trending right now. Enjoy the show and feel free to sit and ask me your questions on anything fashion. AND, check out Assembly Row's Instagram this Wednesday and Thursday as I am taking over to give a sneak peek of what I'm pulling for the shows. There may be a giveaway or two in there as well ;)

WHEN: Saturday, May 31st and Sunday, June 1st from 11am-3pm
WHERE: Sommerville, MA

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Facebook- AssemblyRow
Instagram- @AssemblyRow
Twitter- @AtAssemblyRow

May 25, 2014

Get Your Tickets: Say Yes To The Dress

We all love watching TLC's Say Yes To The Dress. On May 31st the star, Randy Fenoli, is bringing his expertise to the Wilbur Theater. Randy Fenoli works with nearly 15,000 brides a year. The performance will consist of two acts ranging from bridal trends, tips on selecting the right gown and interacting with the audience. Two bridal parties will be interviewed and critiqued by Randy with audience participation.

Prior to the event, MIX 104.1 will give one lucky bride the chance to win the ultimate bridal package including tickets to see and meet Randy at The Wilbur. PLUS, the winning party will get to join MIX emcees Gregg Daniels and Fast Freddy for a shopping experience at Chantilly Place with a $1,000 gift card to go towards their dress!

WHEN: Saturday, May 31st, 2014 – 8:00PM
TICKETS: Visit www.thewilbur.com, or call the box office at 617.248.9800

The Wilbur | 246 Tremont Street | Boston, MA 02116 | 617.248.9800

May 13, 2014

Graduation Gift Perfection

Last minute graduation gift decision? Head to Tiffany and Co. to find the perfect present. Add even more special personalization from the master engraver visiting the Copley store this Sunday.

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