Latest Obsession: Peter Som for Kohl’s

The Peter Som Collection for Kohl’s hit stores on April 10th, so the next day, I headed to my local Kohl’s to check out the new Kohl’s DesigNation in person. It was a long drive, but totally worth it!!!

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Oh. My. Gosh! Everything is just so amazing… I wanted one of everything!!! It was too hard to choose just ONE thing, so I didn’t get anything at all and I’m kicking myself for it. Hoping I will get one of those 30% off things from Kohl’s soon and then I will head back and grab these Charmeuse Soft Pants ($37.50).

 

Here are just a few of my favorite pieces from the collection…

 

What’s your favorite piece? Are you loving this collection as much as I am?

We’re Head Over Heels for David Bromstad’s Collection for Naturalizer!

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Okay super exciting… A couple weeks ago I got to LIVE CHAT with David Bromstad about his new collection for Naturalizer! I had so much fun and even got to ask him a couple questions. I hope someday I can meet him in person because his joy and passion for life is so inspiring.

I have always loved David’s taste in design and art. This handbag and shoes collection for Naturalizer is no exception!!! The gorgeous floral print he designed is so light, bright and just screams SPRING!!! You can’t help but smile when you see this gorgeous print…

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I had a hard time picking my favorite items from the collection, but finally decided a handbag was the way to go… Pictures really don’t do this bag justice… It’s just gorgeous.

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Bomstad David Handbag – Price: $79.00

ON SALE RIGHT NOW FOR $50.56 (36% OFF!)

Gorgeous, bright colors and stylish details make this the perfect bag for spring. Neutral trim makes it versatile so you can wear it with your entire spring wardrobe. Lots of inside pockets and attention to detail have me head over heels for this bag.

If you like David Bromstad, then I know you’ll love his new collection, David Bromstad for Naturalizer. Be sure to check it out!!!

Here is a small sampling of the shoes from the collection…

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Vintage Floral Print Lining

Vintage Floral Print Lining

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Monday’s Impulsive Splurge on J.Crew

I never even visit the JCrew website because I pretty much love everything they have and can’t excuse spending that much money on any of it!

But this morning, while perusing one of my favorite fashion blogs, I spotted a silky chambray tunic that I couldn’t live without, regardless of the price.

And then I spotted some lightweight washed chambray pants that I also needed to own…

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Now of course, I don’t shop anywhere online without going through Ebates.com. Then I make sure I either find a coupon code to accommodate the items in my cart OR I wait until there is a sale or another promotion before I complete the checkout process on the items in my cart.

I kinda lucked out this time with J.Crew because right now they are having a Spring Sale. You can get 30% off all sale items and 50% off final sale items with coupon code FRESHSALE.

 

So here’s the breakdown…

Chambray Tunic: Originally $98.00 / on sale for $69.99 / $48.99 after coupon code

Chambray Pants: Originally $78.00 / on sale for $68.00 / $47.60 after coupon code

 

By shopping through Ebates I will get 3% cashback on my order ($2.89) which will help cover the $5 shipping fee I had to pay because my order did not exceed $150.

Because I don’t usually shop at J.Crew, I am unfamiliar with their returns process so I just hope everything fits perfect and meets my expectations!

I probably should have just waited till I went to Marshalls or TJ Maxx again to get some chambray pieces for my wardrobe, but I didn’t want to wait! And I absolutely fell in love with that damn chambray tunic…

Being 36 weeks pregnant, I could use just about ANYTHING to lift my spirits and make myself feel better and knowing I can wear that silky chambray tunic in a few weeks after the baby is born, pretty much made my day. #forthewin

 

Boost Your Confidence with Healthier, Whiter Teeth

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When’s the last time you smiled? Be honest, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? It’s because your smile doesn’t look all that great. But, you don’t have to remain hidden from the world. You don’t have to cover your mouth every time you’re happy or you want to laugh. You can learn to smile again, with confidence. Here’s how.

 

Tooth Whitening

 

DW_kit_0There are a large variety of tooth whitening products available now that are easy to use and affective, like Whitening Lightening Super Booster Pens ($75). You can also find affordable tooth whitening products in the REMBRANDT® DEEPLY WHITE® Collection like their 2-Hour Whitening Kit for $20 and their mouthwash and toothpaste for only $7 each.

 

Not everyone can achieve the desired results with at-home products though. Professionals have better quality products, processes, and they have the skill and experience to do a good job.

 

Cosmetic dentistry is like any other skill. It takes time to perfect. So, unless you are willing to invest in dentistry-grade materials, don’t bother. You’ll end up with less-than-stellar results. With that being said, even professional whitening isn’t without its drawbacks. Because the whitening process effectively etches the outer layer of the tooth and damages it.

 

So, whitening products need to be reapplied periodically to maintain the tooth’s luster. Still, if your teeth are irreparably stained or damaged, whitening could be the best option for you. Just make sure you understand both the risks and the benefits.

 

Veneers

 

Veneers are wafer-thin shells of tooth-colored materials that are bonded to your teeth to improve the appearance of them. Usually, they are made of porcelain, but they can also be made of other materials that are strong and durable.

 

Veneers tend to be pricey, so make sure you do some research online to find pages like Manhattan veneers before deciding on the procedure. What to look for: your dentist should diagnose you and give you a treatment plan. This usually means x-rays are taken of your teeth and you’ll get impressions of your mouth and teeth.

 

The preparation phase involves removing about a millimeter of the enamel from your tooth’s surface. This thickness is equal to the veneer. So, when it’s all said and done, the veneer should sit flat with your tooth. The mold for the veneers is sent off to a lab and it takes about 1 to 2 weeks for the dentist to receive it.
The bonding process is the last step in the process. Before the veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, your dentist will temporarily place it on your tooth and check the fit and the color. Both can be adjusted with tools right there in the office, and with the bonding cement that will be used.

 

Once the fit and color are perfect, your dentist cleans and polishes your tooth, and the veneer is applied. Finally, a special curing light is used to harden the cement. Your dentist may then want to schedule a followup visit to assess the veneer, and how your gums are reacting to it.

 

Braces

 

Braces are used to straighten teeth, and they can correct some very serious misalignment issues. While there are many different types, the two most common are lingual braces and traditional metal wired braces. The lingual braces are fixed to the back of the teeth and cannot be easily seen from the front – good if you’re self-conscious about having them in. Traditional metal braces are fixed using stainless steel wires and hardware – these are the types of braces you’ve probably seen before, and have come to fear and loath.

 

Newer braces, like invisalign, can also correct mild misalignments, but they’re not effective for extensive correction. Your dentist should assess your situation and give you all of the alternatives that are appropriate for your circumstance.

 


GUEST BLOGGER: Robert Ander is a people person with a passion for healthy smiles. As a recently retired dentist, he especially enjoys writing about oral health and dental options for all ages.

 

A Wedding Ring that Speaks for Itself

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Weddings are one of the most important decisions of our lives and we want everything to be just perfect, especially the wedding rings. However, there are so many options available in the market that rather than aiding the decision, it often confuses us.

Here are some tips to choose the best wedding ring in your budget.

  1. Classic Metal bands If you have budget constraints go for the classic gold or platinum wedding bands that are not just simple but spell love just as much. There are many variations available to this one in the market and you can look for many designs and styles for a discounted price.
  2. Go for stones There is nothing that beats the solitaire rings. You will never hear a woman complain about a solitaire. It is pure, simple and romantic. These may not be particularly affordable, but if you have the pocket then you should explore this option. Another alternative can be sapphire. The unique pink sapphire rings are so feminine and unique that your lady love will not even think of the joys of a solitaire!
  3. Check online When looking for wedding rings, online may seem like it is taking away the fun of shopping for it. However, online stores will offer a huge spread of display that you can use to see the ongoing prices and styles that are in vogue. There is always a promotion going on online stores that will actually bring down the cost of the ring.
  4. Get them customized Sometimes couples like to own custom made rings that speaks volumes about the love and their relationship. You can get your personal idiosyncrasies etched on to that ring which will be a memory for a lifetime. There are many stores that can offer great discounts on eccentric designs. So, there is a possibility of designing your own wedding rings for a lesser cost!
  5. Buy a pair When you are buying wedding rings, go for a pair as they offer greater price discounts. You can choose from gold or platinum or a mix of both. The design of both the rings will be somewhat similar to each other which many couples like.
  6. Purchase from an eminent jeweler To avoid any last minute surprises on the wedding day, always buy from the ones who know their business and the importance of it fully well. A quality jeweler will not have larger variety but also much better quality to suit your taste and budget. They are also more reliable as they have a reputation to keep.
  7. Find a wedding ring that matches the engagement ring Women these days like to sport both wedding rings and engagement rings. So select the one that will complement both and look like a set rather than two completely different rings. You can buy a set of engagement and wedding rings together that are designed to complement one another.
  8. Check the quality of Metal Although common metals for wedding rings are silver, gold, white gold and platinum. However, platinum is far more popular than its ancestors because of its durability and long life. The rings that you choose for the bride or the groom should be able to maintain its quality and life for a long time. Consider getting tungsten wedding bands.
  9. Don’t leave the rings for the last minute Wedding rings should be the first in priority list when you begin planning a wedding. To mess it up at the last minute can be disastrous on the D-Day. Give your jeweler enough notice for you to get it made and then room for a few days if any changes are required so that on the wedding day, you have the perfect product.
  10. 10.   Get the right size The last thing you want is for the ring to sit loosely on your wedding finger or too tight that it leaves marks. Get the correct size from your jeweller that it fits per perfectly on your ring finger. Don’t go by guess work, let the professional give you the right size.

 

What tips would you add to this list?

Hive With Heart Campaign Aims To Boost Self Esteem of Seniors

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I just found out about Burt’s Bees Hive with Heart Campaign to benefit Lipstick Angels, a nonprofit organization that provides hospital patients and seniors with individualized makeup services by skilled professionals in a supportive setting to uplift their spirits! Now really, isn’t that just an amazing cause?

When my grandmother had a severe stroke, it landed her in a wheelchair and paralyzed in over half of her body, including the whole right side. She was unable to do anything for herself anymore whereas before, she was the rock of our entire family and the second coming of Audrey Hepburn. Always dressed to the hilt and the hottest old lady I’ve ever met. If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be a fashion blogger! So when she couldn’t even shower by herself anymore, it took a huge hit to her self esteem and she started getting depressed. Every opportunity I had, I would dress her up in her favorite clothes and I would do her hair and makeup. She loved it so much and appreciated more than anything else. Not only could I tell it really boosted her self confidence, but she expressed so much gratitude for my efforts. So this cause hits close to home for me because I know the benefit it can have on a person if they feel beautiful, even if it’s only for one day.

Founder & CEO of Lipstick Angels, Renata Helfman, strongly believes in the power of healing through beauty and wanted to spread her efforts nationally. She originally began her work at Cedars Sinai and recently launched at City of Hope in Los Angeles in March 2014. To kick off the Hive with Heart campaign, Burt’s Bees and Lipstick Angels partnered with award-winning actress Anna Kendrick on March 27th for a Day of Natural Beauty, hosting one-on-one beauty makeovers to City of Hope patients.

Hive with Heart will run through June 30th and during this campaign Burt’s Bees will donate two natural Lip Color products to Lipstick Angels each time a consumer purchases any two Burt’s Bees Lip Color products at www.burtsbees.com/hivewithheart to help the angels continue their mission to create a sense of hope through one-on-one attention that makes women feel good about themselves during the trying process of fighting illness or living with a chronic disease.

Visit www.burtsbees.com/hivewithheart to enter the Sunshine and Smooches Sweepstakes**, where you and a friend will experience the power of natural beauty first-hand. Winners will receive a 3-day trip to Los Angeles, a 2-hour make-up session with celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno, and a full line of Burt’s Bees lip color products.

What do you think about the Hive With Heart Campaign?