Top 5 Best Products of 2017: The Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 20, 2017

Christmas holidays are fast approaching, so here’s a list of 2017’s best products to put under the tree:

  1. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera. From USD$70.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera

This portable camera is perfect for printing and sharing instant selfies. From OOTD pics to destination photoshoots, this adorable camera is a must for recording every aspect of life.

2. And The Rest Is Stardust Hettienne PomPom Keychain. USD$29

And The Rest Is Stardust Hettienne PomPom Keychain

At an amazing price, this pompom keychain is oh so fluffy and soft like a cloud! Dual-tone fur gives it an ethereal look. The neutral color selection makes it an universal accessory to bags, phones, wallets, and keys.

3. Dyson AM10 Humidifier & Fan. USD$399.99

Dyson AM10 Humidifier & Fan

Moisture is the essence of healthy, glowing skin, hence an excellent humidifier is a must in dry climates. Dyson’s is not only an effective humidifier and fan, it also adds a sleek touch to your home decor.

4. Hilary MacMillan No Means No Pin. USD$8

Hilary MacMillan No Means No Pin

In light of the recent Harvey Weinstein scandal, and subsequently, a series of other celebrity and executive sexual assault accusations, the magnitude of workplace harassment has finally come to light. It’s time to deal with this issue and it’s up to all of us. Wear this pin with all your friends and family to show support for this important cause.

5. Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum. USD$90

DRUNK ELEPHANT T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

An effective night serum made with natural ingredients? Pinch me. This Drunk Elephant night serum is a cult favorite and a must-have in every skincare routine (it’s supposedly pregnancy-safe too). Your skin will thank you later.




2017 Best Christmas Holiday Gifts: Top 3 Cosmetics/Makeup Edition

Nov 14, 2017

Christmas and the holidays are coming sooner than you think!

Here are my choices for cosmetics, from you to you, or for any other fabulous person in your life.

Natasha Denona Holiday Palettes: Joya & Aeris

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Gold and red tones are perfect for the holiday season. These shadows are extremely creamy and pigmented. Easy to blend, the shimmers are sophisticated with minimal fall out when applied with a finger or wet brush.

The colors in the Joya palette blend beautifully into each other. This look is striking in the most elegant manner.

The colors in the Joya palette blend beautifully into each other. This look is striking in the most elegant manner.

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The ice blue shadow is the stand-out piece from this palette. This color combination is also excellent for the holidays.

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The ice blue offers a brightening pop of color for the lower eye lid.

Bonus points: these products are cruelty-free.

Photos by Temptalia.

beauty.blusher by beautyblender

beauty blusher by beautyblender

Not many people talk about the beautyblender in this size, but this makeup sponge is the perfect size for blush and contour application. This tool is superior to any brush or finger application. A must-have for cream and liquid products. This color experiences minimal fading, if any, compared to other, colorful beautyblender sponges.

Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet

burberry liquid lip velvet oxblood

Oxblood is my favorite shade in this range. It is a deep plum berry tone that is very sophisticated and fall/winter appropriate.

burberry liquid lip velvet oxblood

This formula dries velvety matte, and yet it does not dry out the lips like many other liquid lipsticks do.

What are your favorites this year? Please share them with us.

Love Always,

Alexis




Fashion Trends Fall 2017: RED

Sep 20, 2017

RED is color of this Fall.

And we mean head to toe. Who knew it can look so good and so “now”?

Try mixing different shades of red for a more toned-down textured effect, or go for one shade for maximum visual impact.

Here are our top picks to add to your wardrobe for Fall. Click here to see more.

Narces Lilias Gown

Narces Lilias Gown

Say no more. This is THE gown for the formal soirees this season. It’s also the perfect wedding gown for those who are a little more adventurous, or just those who wed in red gowns (eg. Chinese traditional weddings).

Narces Adair Gown

Narces Adair Gown

Similarly, you can choose this shorter version for occasions when you need to get the groove on. Brides, change into this for the dance!

Aksha Fernandez Casablanca Spice Sandals

Aksha Fernandez
Casablanca Spice Sandals

Suede, color-blocked, block heel sandal. The perfect elements to make the IT sandal for this Fall. The height is elegant but still very practical. These Casablanca sandals add the perfect red touch for all your Fall outfits, from casual to formal.

Kari C. Admiral Shoe Bijoux Clip

Kari C. Admiral Shoe Bijoux Clip

You know the Manolo Hangisi pumps with the crystal badge at the toe? Well, now you can add a touch of sparkle to all your shoes with a shoe clip! This red crystal one is incredibly versatile and sparkly. You make your own designs! This also makes an excellent gift for any shoe aficionado.

These are our top picks for Fall. Click here to shop more red.

What’s on your shopping list?

XOXO

-Lex