Bitter Root Vintage for Valentine’s Day

February is the month of all things red! Yes, it’s Valentine’s month, but it’s also American Heart Month! In the spirit of the season, Bitter Root Vintage offered to send me out a few pieces to try so that I could see the quality and share my thoughts with all of you! Bitter Root Vintage is an incredible site full of amazing finds at incredible prices! You’re going to get personalized customer service-you even get an adorable hand-written note in your package! (Who does that anymore?! I couldn’t even remember the last time I got something so personal!) From the very beginning, it’s clear that Bitter Root isn’t afraid to get personal. Their Facebook page is full of REAL women wearing their clothing along with loads of coupon codes, sales and much much more! I like that.

Here’s what I was sent:

valentines2Rose Petal Ring- $24
I am extremely picky when it comes to jewelry. I love things that are unique. I want people to strike up a conversation about something I’m wearing! With that said, I don’t want to leave my house looking like a disco ball! This ring is so classic! The red center is actually a scanned rose! It’s so pretty and feminine…you really have to see it for yourself! The Rose Petal Ring is adjustable in the back and not recommended if you wear under a size 8 ring. (My friend wears a 7.5 and this fit her will with minor adjusting. My middle finger is a size 9 and it still worked great!)

Come Dancing Dress-$112
I can’t think of a time of year when this dress wouldn’t be absolutely perfect! A date to the opera, a wedding, a Christmas party, Valentine’s Day…it’s like the little black dress, only spiced up a bit! The inside components of this dress are so well built and hold in any unflattering “cushion” you may have. The modest cut with a peek-a-boo back allows you to wear the proper undergarments without catching sight of unsightly bra straps. I don’t think it gets more classic than this, ladies!

Starlet Peep Toe Pumps-$42 (on sale for $28!)
Red high heels are another instant classic! (There’s even songs about them!) One thing I’ve had a difficult time finding is a classic red pump that doesn’t look like it belongs in a night club. This heel does just that! The insoles actually have built-in cushion which is absolutely incredible! No more worrying about finding insoles, which can be tricky when dealing with peep toe pumps!

Bitter Root is also going to offer a gorgeous Chanel-like bag up for a giveaway soon! Stay tuned!

I highly recommend checking out Bitter Root Vintage! Tell me which piece is your favorite in the comments below!

Pssst! Give them a “Like” on Facebook and use the code “fbook” to save 10% off ANY order!

What To Wear With Holiday Nail Art

I wanted to do my nails ALL WEEK, but life got in the way…

When I saw that Jamberry had Valentine’s Day Nail Wraps, I was pretty excited. Unfortunately, I didn’t get them on my nails before the big holiday hit. I kinda want to wear them anyway though… The hearts are so cute!

 

Do you think I would look silly with Valentine’s Day hearts on my nails the week after the holiday has ended? Their Valentine’s Day nail art stickers are sooo cute! Check out this one…

 

Jamberry has some really cute Easter Nail Shields too that I can’t wait to try. Maybe I will actually get them on my nails before Easter arrives!

The only problem I ever face when I have nail art of any kind on my nails is that I feel the need to match my outfit to my nails. I’m afraid that a print on my nails will clash with my outfit and ruin whatever “look” I’m trying to creative.

Do you have that problem too? Or do you just ignore your nails and dress however you want?

Outfit Ideas: What To Wear For Valentine’s Day

If you haven’t noticed yet, we are giving a pair of Tsubo Lindara Wedge Pumps worth $180! These things are goooorgeous and I know you’ll love them!!!

I’m wearing them with tights, a skirt I got for $6 at JC Penny and a cute sweater I got on sale from Zulily for $15! I’m hoping we can find a babysitter to watch the kids tonight so my husband and I can go out for dinner since we haven’t had a date night in MONTHS!

tsubo lindara

tsubo lindara

Wondering what to wear for Valentine’s Day? This is one Outfit Idea that might work since it’s so darn cold out! Nice warm tights, cute heels, a skirt and a stylish sweater. I love this one because of the nice beadwork and see through mesh sleeves.

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Most Comfortable Pajamas In The World

gift ideaWondering who makes or sells the most comfortable pajamas in the world? Wondering which brand makes the softest, most luxurious nightgowns on the planet? I went on a comfy pajamas quest and searched high and low to find the most comfy PJ’s on the market and I KNOW that I found them!

I discovered Snoa Sleepwear – a company that created a line of romantic, warm, eco sleepwear that is specifically for those chilly nights. Their guiding philosophy is that being warm is sexy, elegance is essential, and ecological sustainability need not be forgotten in the process. The result is the most luxurious line of sleepwear on the planet. Nighties, pant-sets, bed-jackets, gowns and robes are all created to flatter a woman’s body and wrap her in sensuously soft, warm, and eco-friendly fabrics.

Snoa Nightgown

I’m wearing the Warm Toddy Nightgown in white, which is quickly selling out as people realize this is THE most comfortable nightgown in the world.

The Warm Toddy Gown has a double layer of super soft fabric that hugs your body, and a straight hemline that hits just above the thigh. The Warm Toddy Gown features a luscious wide collar of organic bamboo fleece that hugs the back of your neck and has a flattering V-neck. A six-inch fleece cuff offers instant warmth to one of the body’s most sensitive spots so you’ll be cozy warm even on the coldest of winter nights. This is truly luxury loungewear at its finest! This sexy and warm nightgown comes in white and in black.

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Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank Offers Tips & Tricks to Look Your Best for Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re single or attached, you’ll likely want to look your best this Valentine’s Day. Cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank was kind enough to offer advice on some of the latest innovations and breakthroughs in cosmetic dermatology to help you look your best on the most romantic day of the year!

For a glowing and radiant complexion, Dr. Frank recommends Clear & Brilliant. This treatment, which eliminates the signs of sun damage while promoting collagen production, is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done on your lunch break. There’s no downtime, but you should book an appointment a few weeks in advance for best results.

If you’re looking for a quick and non-invasive way to shed that holiday weight, book an appointment for Liposonix. This revolutionary procedure will permanently remove small areas of fat on the body, like your stomach and love handles, in less than one hour. Best of all, you can return to your regular activities immediately following the procedure – there’s no down time! In one treatment, you can be one size smaller – and that’s something to smile about this Valentine’s Day.

Finally, enhance your confidence and get rid of unwanted body hair with LightSheerDuet. This painless procedure will remove excess or unwanted body hair in a matter of minutes – a full leg treatment takes only 15 minutes.

With these tips and recommendations from Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank, you can look great for Valentine’s Day – and beyond.

How to Get Kissable Lips for Valentine’s Day

If you’re eagerly anticipating your Valentine’s Day kiss, it’s important that your lips are in tip-top shape before you pucker up. With these tips from leading dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, you can ensure your pucker is kiss-worthy for Valentine’s Day and every day of the year.

Kick the Habit

Smoking, that is! Not only can smoking wreak havoc on your health, but it also increases wrinkles around the mouth – and makes you taste like an ash tray. If you’re looking for a reason to quit, these are as good as any.

Ditch the Straw

Sipping from a straw might prevent teeth stains, but it doesn’t help the appearance of your pout. In fact, the motions your mouth makes when you’re drinking a beverage through a straw can become permanent, leading to the onset of wrinkles. Skip the straw and use a whitening toothpaste, instead – your pucker will thank you.

Moisturize

Lips do not produce their own oil like the rest of our face. Because of this, they need constant hydration to look and feel their best. To achieve the perfect kissable lips, reach for a moisturizing lip balm and apply frequently throughout the day. Ideally, you’ll want a balm that contains Shea butter and protective ingredients to minimize damage from the elements. You can also use an anti-aging lip treatment to minimize damage that’s already occurred  (One to try: Rodan + Fields ANTI-AGE Lip Renewing Serum, $53/60 capsules)

Don’t Skip the SPF

Your lips are particularly susceptible to sun damage, so it’s important you protect the delicate skin of your lips with a broad-spectrum SPF every day. Look for a lip balm with sunscreen built in. (One to try: Rodan + Fields ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25, $16/2)

Exfoliate

Your lips need a little extra TLC, especially during the cold winter months. To help smooth and soften rough, chapped and dry lips, use a gentle lip scrub nightly to remove dead skin and leave your lips feeling incredibly soft. After exfoliating, apply a thick coat of balm to lock in moisture. You’ll wake up with soft, supple and oh-so-kissable lips! (One to try: Rodan + Fields ENHANCEMENTS Lip Micro-Dermabrasion, $16)

What are your tips for getting kissable lips this Valentine’s Day?

 

Free Express Shipping on $60+ Orders from L’Occitane

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, you can spoil a loved one and enjoy FREE express shipping on all orders of $60 or more from L’Occitane. This offer expires February 8, 2012, so shop now and take advantage of this exclusive offer.

Additionally, you can get A Romantic Escape for just $18 when you spend $45 online. These gift sets, one tailored for men and the other for women, come packaged in a reusable bag  and are packed with great skincare items to help everyone look and feel their best.This offer expires February 14, 2012.

Shop now to take advantage of these promotions from L’Occitane, and you can spoil yourself or a loved one this Valentine’s Day!