Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Clinique Fall Eye Palette at Belk Galleria Dallas


I like a good smokey eye palette, and I love a good GWP (gift with purchase).  The Clinique counter at the Belk Galleria Dallas is having a fab special right now.  When you purchase $55 worth of Clinique, get a super-cute limited edition palette of 6 must-have shadows that are perfect for fall.  There may be sweet shades on cover of this palette but the eye shadow shades on the inside are even better.  And you definitely won't want to hide your eyes with sunglasses when you have these eye shadows on.  The smokey eye isn't a new trend, but most "perfect" smokey eye palette are full of shades of gray and black.  Clinique's fall shadow palette has neutral yet interesting colors, like navy and pewter.


At Belk Galleria Dallas with your purchase and palette, also receive a Clinique makeup bag with lipstick, cleanser, makeup remover, mascara, and moisturizer when you buy.  While supplies last only, so you have to get over there! 

Monday, August 8, 2016

SinfulColors: King Kylie Nail Collection


The DIY gel manicure is the new nail trend.  Just as the nail decal swept the nation a few years ago, gel mani kits are everywhere.  Shiny, un-chipped nails are at your fingertips with 2-step systems by basically every nail polish brand out there.  SinfulColors has a limited edition [kollection] of polishes designed by Kylie Jenner.  Whether you love Kylie or hate her, these nail polishes are fabulousAnd even though the Kardashians can afford every beauty product out there, SinfulColors products are super-affordable and made in the USA without harmful chemicals Kylie's [kolors] look super-rich and luxe.  They go on smooth and last for a week, which is way better than using regular polish.
 






The collection has been such a hit so SinfulColors has released two more Kylie lines.  Check them all out on the SinfulColors site!


New Beauty: Korean Sheet Masks by When

Like lots of girls around the world, I'm totally on the Korean beauty bandwagon.  One of the trendiest skincare regimes in this category is the sheet mask.  You've probably seen the little packets with face-shaped masks saturated in serums everywhere lately!  There's a new face on the K-beauty scene: When is a Korean sheet mask line that's made for easy 30-minute spa pampering at home.  I've tried several sheet masks over the past year or so.  It's one of my favorite new skincare trends.  Most of the masks I've used have similar ingredients and promise similar results as the When masks.  But When masks have a few features that I think make their products unique.  What I really like about them is that they are made of bio-cellulose, which is made of coconuts and is good for helping the mask serums absorb into the skin.  They also have solutions for skin concerns that I haven't seen too much in masks.  Here are When's five signature masks...

Glamour Base ~ When you want the perfect makeup primer
The Last Choice ~ When you need to quench your thirsty skin
Snow Magic ~When you want clear and brighter-looking skin
10:00 PM ~ When you need to recover after an all-nighter
Travelmate ~ When you need a refresher after a long day on the road



After using When masks, my skin was definitely smoother and brighter.  The soft material make them more comfortable to wear than some of the competitors.  When masks are great, and I highly recommend them.  Would I ever buy another sheet mask brand in the future?  Yes, but I really do enjoy When and like the results!  You can find When masks at Ulta and Sephora.
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New Beauty: Korean Sheet Masks by When

Like lots of girls around the world, I'm totally on the Korean beauty bandwagon.  One of the trendiest skincare regimes in this category is the sheet mask.  You've probably seen the little packets with face-shaped masks saturated in serums everywhere lately!  There's a new face on the K-beauty scene: When is a Korean sheet mask line that's made for easy 30-minute spa pampering at home.  I've tried several sheet masks over the past year or so.  It's one of my favorite new skincare trends.  Most of the masks I've used have similar ingredients and promise similar results as the When masks.  But When masks have a few features that I think make their products unique.  What I really like about them is that they are made of bio-cellulose, which is made of coconuts and is good for helping the mask serums absorb into the skin.  They also have solutions for skin concerns that I haven't seen too much in masks.  Here are When's five signature masks...

Glamour Base ~ When you want the perfect makeup primer
The Last Choice ~ When you need to quench your thirsty skin
Snow Magic ~When you want clear and brighter-looking skin
10:00 PM ~ When you need to recover after an all-nighter
Travelmate ~ When you need a refresher after a long day on the road



After using When masks, my skin was definitely smoother and brighter.  The soft material make them more comfortable to wear than some of the competitors.  When masks are great, and I highly recommend them.  Would I ever buy another sheet mask brand in the future?  Yes, but I really do enjoy When and like the results!  You can find When masks at Ulta and Sephora.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Galleria Dallas Hosts 2016 FGI Dallas Rising Stars Awards

Rising Stars! From left: Shane Monden, Jason Fitzgerald, LaToya Jones, James Turner, Alex Small (FGI board member, ;) only non-Rising Star on stage), Binzario Couture designers Luis Nazario and Andre Yabin, Allison Mitchell, and Jeremy Michael Calhoun
Fashion Group International (FGI) of Dallas recognized some of the brightest fashion industry stars in Dallas earlier this March.  FGI is a world-wide professional organization for those who work in the fashion industry, many of whom are entrepreneurs.  The 18 FGI Dallas Rising Stars nominees this year were chosen for both their fashion sense and business savvy.  As usual, the Galleria Dallas was a fabulous host and Jan Strimple wowed us again with her runway show featuring Galleria Dallas retailers and the Rising Stars fashion nominees.  

I'm so happy to know several of the 2016 Rising Stars nominees and admire their work.  I have to give a special shout out to my friend Taylor Miller, who has run a successful business Hazen Jewelry since she was nine.  She and I went to SMU together and bonded over our mutual love of fashion and business.  By far the youngest of the 18 nominees recognized this year and I know we're all looking forward to following the progression of her business.     

The Nominees (Winners in bold):
Fashion: Binzario Couture / Charles Smith II / Ese Azenabor
Accessories: Allison Mitchell / Jeremy Michael Calhoun / Taylor Miller
Art: JoJo Herdashey, LaToya Jones, Shawn Saumell
Interior Design: Andrew Gonzales, James Turner, Kara Legako
Make Up: Jarred Trehan / Joanna Hathcock / Shane Monden
Photography: Cameron Phan / Jason Fitzgerald / Kelly Williams

We're proud to say that FGI Dallas has some of the most involved members of the 6,000 people who are a part of FGI around the world.  The whole community came out on FGI Rising Stars night to show their love and support for the fashion industry and those who keep it alive.  These pictures show how fabulous Dallas fashion is, so enjoy these beautiful images by some of my favorite Dallas photographers - Thomas Garza, Danny Campbell, Quoc Cong, and Gregory Martin.
 Holly Quartaro, Lilit Matevosyan, Alex Small, Britt Harless, Elizabeth Anyaa
 Rosanne Hart, Andre Yabin, Alex Small, and Luis Nazario
 Venny Etienne, LeeAnne Locken, Korey Williams, Andre Yabin, and Tiffany Hendra
 A look by Ese Azenabor
 Taylor Miller, Hazen Jewelry designer and FGI Rising Stars nominee in accessories
 Selfie time! From left: ShantaQuilette DeVelle, Charmaine Marshall, Leah Frazier, Alex Small
 Winners!  Binzario Couture designers Luis Nazario and Andre Yabin
 A look by Charles Smith II
Khanh Nguyen and Charles Smith II
 Scott Kehn and Chuck Steelman
 LaToya Jones, Allison Mitchell, Steve Kemble, Alex Small, Yvonne Crum, and Chad Collom
 Jennifer Socarraz-Fleming gets caught by the Fashion Police 
 Binzario Couture's finale look
 Taylor Bacic with the Fashion Police!
 Steve Kemble, Ken Weber, LeeAnne Locken, Chuck Steelman, Tiffany Hendra, Chad Collom, and Brook Branagan
 David Marx, Gina Marx, Andre Yabin, Luis Nazario, Yvonne Crum, Alex Small, Kim Rozell, LaToya Jones, and Charmaine Marshall
 A look by Binzario Couture
 Britt Harless and Jan Strimple
Katy Messersmith, Yvonne Crum, and Marc Mattox
 Carinthia Kishaba, Allison Mitchell, and Courtney Kerr
 A look by Binzario Couture

Interested in applying for membership to FGI Dallas?  Check out the website for more information.