NEIMAN MARCUS SPRING TREND 2018

 

 

I recently had the chance to check out the Neiman Marcus Spring Collection at their Fashion Show Mall, Located at 3200 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV. 89109. The Fashion Show Mall is in the Heart of the Las Vegas Strip and is a go to shopping destination for locals and tourists alike.



This event was thrown by Neiman Marcus with Influencer organizing by Christie Moeller. Since the event was early evening, yet the end of a work day for me, it was nice to start off the event with custom cocktails and sweet treats provided by NM Cafe. The colorful drinks were a great start before we preview the colorful fashion line for spring.

Color, color and more color is a good way to describe the trends this season. Starting with Tom Ford’s limited collection just for select Neiman Marcus stores. This collection includes 21 new shades full of bold colors and glitter. A duo stick of highlighter and blush, and colored mascara. Colored mascara is amazing and is perfect for a colorful spring fashion collection.

 

Neiman Marcus is highlighting items for both men and women this spring and I am happy to let you know what the go to items are.

For Men:

The Bold Blazer. In unexpected shades, it becomes a pivotal piece in any spring wardrobe.
Logo Mania. More is more this season when it comes to bold logos.
Short-Sleeve Shirts. Refresh this classic silhouette with prints, checks, and Hawaiian-inspired motifs.
Shorts. A winning stand-in for your go-to denim or chinos.
Tracksuits. Lead the pack in bright primaries and a slim-not slouchy-fit.
Statement Sneakers. High-top or low-top, make sure they’re over the top.
Oversize Aviators. GO big or go home in this classic shades shape.
The New Denim. Dark, raw, or white, the newest denim has a decidedly ’90s look


For Women:

Brights. Punchy pinks, sunny yellows, and more eye-catching hues to brighten your look.
Statement Sleeves. Striking details and oversized proportions are the new statements.
Floral Dresses. A colorful soring bouquet offers a feminine and versatile palette.
Stripes. Reimagine the classic pattern in graphic arrangements.
Soft Sunnies. Soft-tint lenses give off major retro vibes.
The Pointed Toe. Tapered, elegant, and to the point.
Logo Bags. Bold logos have reemerged as a way to make a fashion-savvy statement.
Rainbow Jewelry. Accessories dazzle in kaleidoscope of colors.
Sparkle and Glitter Glam. Think shimmery lips and glitter-coated lids.

I hope you have a chance to check out these colorful items for yourself. I also want to hear back from you on what you think about this collection, Neiman Marcus, Fashion Show Mall or maybe you have feedback about my story. I encourage you to comment below and tell me what you think.

BRILLIANT SOLUTIONS TO EMBARRASSING BODY ISSUES

 

 

 

We all have issues with our body that we are ashamed of, it’s only human. No one is completely happy with the way they look. Really, if you can look at yourself naked in the mirror for more than a minute without freaking out, you’re doing better than most. But that doesn’t change the fact that issues with our body do impact our lives in negative ways. It might change how you dress. If you are worried about marks on your legs, you might avoid wearing shorts or dresses in the summer. If you have an issue with your teeth, you may not smile as often, and you could have serious issues with levels of confidence.

 

This can ultimately impact every aspect of your life and mean that you miss out on professional and personal opportunities. The good news is that there are ways to deal with issues about your body that are causing you embarrassment. Indeed, everything from stretch marks to chin hair or cellulite and acne can be dealt with effectively if you know how. Let’s look at some of these issues and make sure you have the solution needed to deal with them.

 

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks can be incredibly embarrassing, particularly when bathing suit season rolls around. Stretch marks tend to be viewed as something that occurs when you are overweight, but this is not always the case. Indeed, it’s quite possible to develop stretch marks when you experience any sudden weight gain. This can even happen when you start to exercise more frequently. Or, as can be seen from this tweet, you might develop them after pregnancy:

 

Well, we can’t all be as lucky as Kylie, but how do you deal with this problem? There are a number of treatments for stretch marks. Lemon juice can be used to get rid of the redness on the skin and ensure that it isn’t as noticeable. You might be surprised to learn that actors and actresses have admitted to using this technique before a shoot.


Chin Hair

Chin hair is just something that can happen as you get older. It might even be due to a hormonal imbalance, but that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing or awkward to deal with. It’s worth remembering that unless someone is right up close to your face, they probably can’t see it. But that won’t stop you feeling self-conscious about it.

You might want to consider a permanent solution to this problem. As you can see in a laser hair removal video, a procedure like this can be simple and quick. In no time at all, you can have smooth skin, and you won’t have to worry about unsightly hairs growing back.

 

Cellulite

Finally, cellulite is essentially skin texture and can be present on your low regions like your thighs or your behind. It is another issue that can lead to embarrassment during the summer season when you’re more likely to show off these areas of your body.

You can get rid of cellulite with the right type of exercise. Split squats may do the trick here. The action of bending tones the muscle in these areas and can ensure that cellulite is a lot less noticeable.

What do you loves think about these tips? Do you have some secrets yourselves? I would love to hear from you in the comments section. Also, let me know what you think about the story and if you would like more info on this topic. I am happy to read and reply to your comments. It helps me decide what you guys want to read.

See you online and in the comments loves!

 

VIIcode Oxygen Eye Mask

VIIcode Oxygen Eye Mask for Dark Circles is different from competing eye mask products. VIIcode is scientifically designed to work on dark circle issues that are more common for women above age 35. After age 35 lymphatic circulation begins to decrease and blood flow slows down. Also, for those in their 40’s and 50’s melanin may accumulate and oxygen levels decrease causing those ugly dark circles under the eyes.




The O2M Oxygen Eye Mask is designed for continuous 8 hour use overnight with a natural, alcohol free and non-irritating formula. What I liked was, this wasn’t drippy like so many others are, and was easy to apply and stays in place. Using this mask gives me a spa like experience right in my own home.
I have tried a great number of beauty masks, and there are not too many that stand out enough to get my full recommendation or that I would spend my own hard earned money on. I hope you head on over to their website and check out their products for yourself. No matter what your age range is, they have a product that will work for you. Even my magic 8 ball via snapchat says YES — give it a try!
As always loves, let me know what you think in the comment section below. Look forward to hearing back from you.

NARS COSMETICS AT FORUM SHOP

 

 

 

I recently had the pleasure along with some of my fellow Las Vegas Influencers to experience an early evening being shown what is being offered at the new NARS Cosmetics store located at the Forum Shops.




Who wouldn’t know NARS Cosmetics? But just incase haha, they are a cosmetics and skin care company founded by Francois Nars, make-up artist and photographer in 1994. The cosmetics line began with only 12 lipsticks sold at Barneys New York. Now it is a nationally recognized brand being sold world wide.

 

 

We had a fun time learning about the Holiday Make-up collection and the many other products they have. I think I am becoming a real #NARSissist myself. Some of my co-attendees had make-up TIPS while I browsed the amazing selection of great products, sipped the champagne and learned a lot from the make-up demonstration performed by make-up artist Julia Sohn. Julia has an impressive resume and learned personally from Francois Nars himself and her ability showed she has the skills herself. She has also worked at the world famous New York Fashion Week.

 

Let me tell you some of the collections we were able to preview:

NARS Man Ray is the Holiday Collection for 2017 and has been recently released with beautiful and glamorous shades perfect for the holiday season.

Natural Radiant Long Wear Foundation: This is the latest collection which has a 16 hour fade resistant foundation with more than 33 shades which will last you through these long winter days.

Radiant Creamy Concealer: This wonderful concealer comes in 22 shades from medium to high coverage to give you a glowing look every time.




I hope that all my readers will have a chance to go to your own local NARS Cosmetics shop and experience the pampering and amazing service that they provide to all of their customers. You also have the option to shop for NARS Cosmetics products online by visiting www.narscosmetics.com

Special thanks to our fabulous host, Christie Moeller for showing us such a great time!

BE BEAUTIFUL, BE YOUTHFUL WITH SHAKLEE SKIN CARE SET

 

 

I recently was pleased to find out that I was being gifted an amazing new Skin Care Set by Shaklee to test out. Shaklee is a popular health and wellness company with a wide variety of products all of which are backed by the companies 100% money back guarantee. Shaklee has been around since 1956 and has established themselves as a highly reputable company. All their products undergo a tremendous amount of scientific testing and meet the industries highest standards and beyond.




All the products that I was able to try out are part of the Shaklee YOUTH Skin Care Set. The 3 products I tried out were all part of the Anti-Aging Regime.The entire Advanced Anti-Aging Regimen was designed to work together for improved skin texture, radiance, and firmness, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
The first product was YOUTH Activating Serum which renews the skin at the cellular level. You can actually feel that something is special with the texture as you apply it to your skin.
The second product was YOUTH Radiance C + E  capsules. Radiance C+E is a powerful patented formula of 20% pure vitamin C and vitamin E plus raspberry cell extract to plump, brighten, and visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. I honestly thought it’s a capsule to be taken orally! I’m glad for once, I actually read the instructions, hahaha!
The 3rd is YOUTH Activating BB Cream with SPF 30. This Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Evens, Corrects, Hydrates, Nourishes, Protects. Get flawless, glowing skin. This multitasking 5-in-1 Beauty Balm is designed to do it all.
It has only been a week since I started using these products, but I am already seeing softer, tighter skin and I am convinced that the long term Anti-Aging effects will be highly beneficial.




I have used a lot of different skin care products, but this truly is one of the most impressive I have seen yet. Their commitment to prevention and the science used to create a product that works down to the cellular level is amazing. It also is nice to know that all their products are 100% vegan and cruelty free.
I encourage all of my readers to check them out at www.shaklee.com.

 

 

 

THE SECRET OF HOLIDAY SHOPPING

 


 

Every year, as soon as Halloween passes, the hubby and I always discuss about putting up the Christmas decors as soon as November 1 comes.  The hubby wants the Christmas decors  after Thanksgiving. As a Filipino, this is actually a big adjustment for me. Back home, as soon as September 1st comes around (which we call the beginning of BER- months), we already welcome the Christmas vibes. There is no Thanksgiving holiday in the Philippines, so we enjoy a full 4 months of holiday cheer!




With Christmas fresh on my mind, I was pleased to be able to attend the “Secrets of Holiday Shopping” event held at SAKS in Fashion Show Las Vegas. SAKS is prepared to help make your Holiday Gift buying much easier and enjoyable! The event was intended to feature some great & unique gift ideas for your holiday shopping list as well as to inform us Influencers about upcoming holiday events so that we can in turn share them with you.

One of the featured products which you can find this year at SAKS are Jo Malone fragrance line. Jo Malone London can be combined to produce your own custom scent.  So if you buy the gift set of 5 scents, it’s like buying your own perfume factory as you can do some mix and match creating an almost unlimited combo of fragrances.

Another featured product available at SAKS is Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Lipstick line (YSL lippies). Their selection is tremendous and just going there to shop is always a luxurious experience. Those who shop at SAKS, know that this store knows how to treat a customer and for many a visit to SAKS is in of itself a holiday tradition.

 

Of course, every woman will tell you that a trip to SAKS is not complete without checking out their extensive selection of quality and designer apparel. From clothing, to shoes and accessories, you will find the worlds best brands such as  Rebecca Taylor, REDValentino, Tory Burch, Christian Louboutin, Gucci & Fendi and literally hundreds more. SAKS is most certainly a required destination for your holiday shopping.

If your local to the Las Vegas area, or happen to be visiting, there are a ton of events around town this holiday shopping season that I would highly recommend. Two of my favorite shopping destinations in Las Vegas are the Fashion Show Las Vegas and Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. A few of these events I will highlight for you below. I encourage you to check out their web sites for more details, or feel free to send me a comment if I can help you with anything.

 

  • Holiday Show at Fashion Show: Guest can enjoy a live, compimentary New York-style theatrical holiday show in the Great Hall at Fashion Show. “Believe in the Magic” is back for visitors to enjoy throughout the holiday season. An array of singers and dancers will transform the heart of this shopping destination into a one-of-a-kind experience the entire family will enjoy. Following every show, guests are invited to parade with characters to Santa’s Photo Experience, while singing carols – allowing for the ultimate holiday affair. This special holiday show will perform on Nov 24, 25, 26; Dec 2-3, 910 and 16-24 at noon, 2pm 4pm, 6pm each day.

 

  • Santa’s Photo Experience at Fashion Show: Delight in the magic of the holiday season at Fashion Show’s all-new holiday Santa experience. Located near Neiman Marcus Fashion Show, guests will be able to enjoy an interactive Santa’s throne, touchscreen control, oversized neon lights and picturesque light up Christmas trees ranging from 12 feet to 30 feet high. Complete with elaborately decorated trees, music and more, families are welcome to get their picture taken with the Father of Christmas himself, available starting on November 17 through Christmas Eve (Dec 24). Specialty nights will also be available such as Mob Museum Mondays and more to be named.

 

  • Madame Tussauds at Grand Canal Shoppes: Madame Tussauds Las Vegas announced the debut of the new Polar Express 4-D Experience coming this December. The Polar Express 4-D Experience is a 15 -minute version of the Warner Bros. Pictures film. Polar Express follows a young boy on Christmas Eve who boards a powerful magic train headed to the North Pole, home of Santa Claus’ workshop. What unfolds is an adventure of self-discovery in which he learns that the wonder of life never fades for those who truly believe. The Polar Express 4-D Experience features outstanding effects both on-screen and in-theater that let you experience the magic of Christmas! In addition to the 4-D screening experience, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas will continue the holiday fun with hot cocoa for guests, and select wax figures dressed in ugly holiday sweaters.

 

  • Minus5 Ice Experience at Grand Canal Shoppes: Looking for a winter wonderland to celebrate the holidays? Minus5 Ice Experience is the perfect place to get your winter fix, as guests can make their winter wonderland dreams in the desert a reality, thanks to the coolest experience in Las Vegas where everything is made of ice. Don a faux fur coat and gloves and escape into a beach-inspired winter’s paradise. Plus, kids are cool before 9 p.m. and can mix and mingle with Santa Claus and enjoy various photo ops within the ice experience – perfect for everyone (and maybe next year’s Christmas card). Minors (under 21 years of age) must be accompanied by an adult.

 




This holiday season I highly recommend you check out SAKS at the Fashion Show Las Vegas which is the largest shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the Las Vegas Strip and one of the largest shopping centers in the USA. With over 250 retail boutiques and over two dozen restaurants. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and many more world famous quality stores.

Of course, your Las Vegas shopping experience is far from complete until you also spend time at the Grand Canal Shoppes. Located inside the Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas, this impressive destination boasts 160 specialty brand shops and an amazing array of top notch restaurants such as Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse, Wolfgang Puck’s CUT and even TAO Asian Bistro & Nightclub just to name a few. All of these shops and eateries are nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street side cafes and live street entertainment.

 

I hope all you loves are inspired and entertained this holiday season and that this information makes your shopping & entertainment destination selection a little easier. I look forward to hearing back from you in the comments section about your own experiences or if you have any questions for me. See you around Vegas loves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

FALL FASHION IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT ZULDARA

 




 

One of my recent finds which has quickly become a fashion favorite of mine is the brand Zuldara.  Zuldara brings unique designs with luxurious quality to inspire you to embrace a bold and beautiful life. Zuldara is a fashion company with the real goal of providing quality and fashionable items made with the best materials and craftsmanship. Their motto is  “Exceptional Quality With Unique Designs, and Always Meant To Be Affordable”. Based upon what I have seen, I think they live up to that motto very well. They also strive to create “Bold  Designs, Always with Function”. 

 

 

 

 

With their selection of fashionable yet functional items, they help you to create your own style and embrace your inner goddess. Providing quality bags and jewelry, supported by excellent customer service, they are a great choice for your online shopping selections. I highly recommend you check out their website and find your own passion. Regardless if it is their well made bags with quality materials or their stylish watches with beautiful designs which are sure to make you the fashion envy of your friends and ensure you will be asked “where did you get that?”.




Please remember luvies, I only write about products that I personally like and use. Therefore you have my personal recommendation for Zuldara. I have had the pleasure to use and enjoy both their bags and watches and have found they fit my style very well.

 

 

 

 

Followers of my Instagram feed will remember the beautiful Zuldara purse as part of my favorite fall fashion accessories. As fashionable and adorable as that was, I am equally excited with their watches as well. Zuldara has a goal of providing clients with exquisite items made through superb craftsmanship and with luxurious materials and they have certainly met the mark with the watch I reviewed.

 

The style I received is named Novus Bianca. An impressive name for an impressive timepiece. The beautiful white face with an artistic Rose Gold Butterfly design is sure to accent almost any fashion ensemble and is especially fitting for fall and winter themes. The white leather strap made from the same quality leather they use in their purses makes the watch pop on my wrist.

Zuldara has many designs to choose from and I am certain you will find one of their pieces a perfect fit for whatever you are wearing.




I look forward to hearing your comments on Zuldara. Please send me your comments and let me know what you think and your own experiences with Zuldara and remember to check them out for your next fashion accessory purchase.

(The products were gifted and all are 100% my review)

HEY, I GOT MY HEY CASEY! PHONE CASE!

 

I recently had the opportunity to be acquainted with Hey Casey! They can style your phone with amazing and cool designs that will definitely match your personality and at the same time be stylish.

They specialize in soft TPU cases and hard cover case for selected devices. Their cases are designed to absorb low impact and prevent scuffing and general wear and tear of your device.

Hey Casey! promotes their cases as fashion accessories rather than protective covers. Their phone cases are individually printed with a high quality UV printer imported from Japan. They personally process, print and dispatch each case themselves. Instead of selling cheaply designed Asian imports, they create custom designs to compliment your personal style. Be sure to check out their web site and select the design that sets you apart from the crowd.

They deliver worldwide and all cases are shipped quickly so you don’t have to wait long to style your phone your way. Check HEY CASEY! and let me know what you think. I look forward to hearing back from you. Feel free to use my COUPON CODE: HEYANNE to avail a 15% discount!

BITTEN BY BITE BEAUTY

 

I was given a chance to receive the BITE BEAUTY Line & Define Primer as a complimentary item from @Influenster. I honestly have not tried this brand yet until I received it and I actually liked it! With the help of this BITE BEAUTY primer,  the BITE BEAUTY lippies last longer and easy to apply as it actually stays pretty long enough for me to lessen multiple reapplication in  a day. I like the thick creamy texture these lippies are!

I have received the Demi-Glace, Flambe and my fave, Eclare — a natural shade that I can use the whole day! I am pleased to have the chance to try and know this brand and I will definitely have as part of my make up corner. My luvies know that I consider myself as a lippie hoarder and I would love to have BITE BEAUTY as part of my #lippie collection. No wonder why it’s called BITE, because you’ll definitely want to bite those lips once you apply this lippie!





BITE BEAUTY lippies are also available in Sephora so better go to the nearest store and grab yours now. I really do recommend to give it a try as it is truly worth it and you’ll love it! Get those lips pampered and let me know what you think about it!

 

Until next time, loves!♥ #contest #TheLiquifiedLipstick

 

FULL GRAIN LEATHER VS. PAINTED LEATHER

 

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The average consumer can be easily confused by the many types of leather available and the often misleading names given to describe the type or quality. A popular trend with purses, bags, totes and luggage is painted leather or designs. Although at first glance, some designs can be attractive, it is important to know that the quality of the leather and how it is treated is very important to the lifetime of your product and its appeal once it is “broken in”.




Different types of leather are used in creating today’s popular bags and knowing what you are getting makes a great difference in the quality of what you purchase. A quality bag worth spending your money on typically will be made of Full Grain Leather. Often manufacturers will try and mislead you by telling you the product is “Genuine Leather”. The main difference between the two is unlike full grain leather, sanding processes are applied to the leather surface. This can wash away the natural look of the leather making it inferior to full grain leather. Although some companies and sales person will try and convince you that ‘Genuine’ means it is superior, in reality, it is a little bit inferior to Full Grain Leather.

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Typically, painted leather uses the inferior Genuine Leather because the absorption of the paint is better once the leather surface has been sanded. Although the process makes for a better “canvas” for the paint, it washes away the natural grains away from the leather. This can lead to cracking and hardening of the leather as time goes by. This is one reason why there is such a big market for leather treatment products as over time it becomes necessary to maintain the leather to a greater degree to prevent cracking, tears and discoloration.

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I like to recommend that when buying a quality bag, that you are sure to purchase from a company that uses only Full Grain Leather. Although painted leather may allow for color and artistry flair for the designer, it is important for the consumer to remember that when making a purchase of a quality bag, that if they want the best quality leather and long term reliability, then choosing a quality Full Grain Leather product will remain a first choice over a Painted Leather product.