Tuesday, November 22, 2016

NEW! Sally Hansen Color Therapy Collection- Color That Cares While You Wear

Sally Hansen- COLOR THERAPY!

The innovators in nail color and treatment have now launched the amazing Color Therapy collection, marrying nail color and treatment into one amazing product.

Finally, gorgeous “Color That Cares While You Wear.” The first Sally Hansen nail polish that uniquely blends saturated color and nourishing argan oil in 38 stunning shades created in partnership with Global Color Ambassador, Madeline Poole.

Sally Hansen continues to lead in innovation by introducing its new Color Therapy products:  a nail polish, top coat, and nail & cuticle oil, inspired by women’s desire to wear beautiful color while simultaneously caring for their nails. Sally Hansen’s Color Therapy nail polish contains a patented micro-delivery system that delivers an argan oil-enriched formula, resulting in intensive nourishment and instant moisture for healthier-looking nails.

The Color Therapy nail polish needs no base coat so the oil complex can directly contact the bare nail. 9 out of 10 women experienced a noticeable improvement in their natural nails after wearing the Color Therapy nail polish. Vibrant tones, available in three magnificent palettes, glide on for a radiant, shiny finish with up to 10 days of fade-proof, chip-resistant wear. The Color Therapy nail polish provides the ultimate color that cares while you wear, with everything needed to restore nails without sacrificing luminous color. 

Complete your manicure with the Color Therapy top coat and nail & cuticle oil, both formulated with the same argan oil contained in the nail polish. The top coat provides an ultra-glossy finish for extended wear, and the nail & cuticle oil, the ultimate in nail therapy, instantly makes nails and cuticles look healthier, restored, and rejuvenated. 

The Ingredient Story
Color Therapy blends a complex of natural argan, acai, and evening primrose oil to condition weak, dry nails. Argan oil contains high levels of unsaturated fatty acids, as well as vitamin E, an antioxidant vital for healthy skin and nails. Acai berry oil is rich in omega-3, 6, and 9 essential fatty acids that are valued for nutrition and conditioning in skin and hair care. Evening primrose oil features essential fatty acids that are known to help reinforce hair strength.

The Nail Polish Colors
From the colorful world of Madeline Poole comes a spectrum of 38 pigment rich shades inspired by luxurious tones.

Rich Tones: Bold deep tones with a brilliant impact
●      Ohm My Magenta Say “namaste” to this magnificent reddish-purple  
●      Unwine’d Escape with a beautiful robust bordeaux 
●      Slicks And Stones  A lustrous crystalized purple
●      Shea Dream Enrich and nourish in a metallic buttercream hue
●      Red-iance Energize with this cherry red
●      Haute Springs Clear your head with a restorative red
●      Red-y To Glow Harness a zen attitude with a medium cerise tint
●      Exotic Acai Cleanse your color palette with this plum tone
●      Indiglow Shimmer with an electric metallic violet  
●      Good As Blue Refresh with this daring navy
●      Soothing Sapphire Reflect and restore in a saturated blue jewel tone
●      Ja-Cozy Melt away in the aquatic tones of cobalt blue
●      Reflection Pool Go with the flow in a metallic aquamarine
●      Teal Good A vibrant cerulean lifts the spirits
●      Cool Cucumber A deep refreshing garden green
●      Bamboost An uplifting yet tranquil muted green

Pinks/Corals: Deep and understated pink tones for the perfect pop of color
Pampered in Pink Revitalize with this punchy pink
●      Aura’nt You Relaxed? Invigorate your senses with vibrant coral
●      Soak At Sunset A rose gold tinged with tangerine
●      Rosy Quartz A crystallized classic pale pink
●      Sheer Nirvana A marvelous marshmallow with hint of muted lilac
●      Primrose And Proper A delicate medium pink hue
●      Rosy Glow This beautiful begonia pink replenishes and restores
●      Berry Smooth A bright electric pink berry
●      Mauve Mantra Conjure calm with this carnation tint
●      Robes and Rosé A metallic and bubbly fuchsia
●      Couple’s Massage Unwind with this shimmery pastel peach

Nudes: Elegant and daring neutrals for the perfect polished finish
●      Steely Serene Get centered in a gorgeous greige
●      Powder Room A ladylike pearlescent blushed nude
●      Chai On Life A warm calming taupe
●      Well, Well, Well Keep it clean in this milky hue
●      Make My Clay Submit to serenity in this earthy putty shade
●      Therapewter Meditate in a deep charcoal metallic
●      Haute Stone Relax and revive the senses with this deep clay
●      Mud Mask  Melt away stress with this earthy mocha brown
●      Glow With The Flow A luminous and naturally radiant pale bronze shimmer
●      Blushed Petal Breathe it out in a botanical blush tone
●      Re-Nude Take some me time with this peach-tinged taupe
The Treatment 
●      Top Coat
The Color Therapy top coat provides a shiny finish and helps extend wear by sealing nail color and helping to prevent fading.
●      Nail & Cuticle Oil

The Color Therapy nail & cuticle oil nourishes the nails and surrounding area, resulting in instantly healthier looking nails and cuticles while restoring and rejuvenating.

Price & Availability: The New Sally Hansen Color Therapy range is expected to hit shelves in December 2016. Suggested retail price for each product is $8.99

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XO ☆Jess

I See Me Personalized Lunch Box

Stylish Southern Mama received these products for review. All opinions are our own. 100% ;)

Adisyn received the all too adorable All-A-Flutter-Butterflies Personalized Lunch Box.

"She'll be all-a-flutter with excitement when she sees her name personalized on this darling little lunch box!"

This personalized lunchbox from I See Me is incredibly cute and super durable. It is the absolute perfect size for me to pack Adisyn's lunch for school and field trips.

I love the metal design and the fact that it's super durable and reliable. I don't have to worry that she is gonna smash her lunch before it's been eaten or her accidentally breaking the lunchbox.

As a busy mom I also love it's convenience and easy to clean design. I can just wipe it clean when something has been spilled or leaked. No sticky icky leftover mess. It can be wiped out or stuck in the dish water with your other dishes.

The inside of the lunchbox is super neat and incredibly thoughtful. It has the unique feature of including a chalkboard within the lid of the lunchbox. I really liked this! ! I love to write Adisyn notes or drawings each day as I pack her lunch. She loves writing me a note back, it's become a daily ritual for us. ☺

Adisyn adores this lunchbox, she loves the fact that it has her very unique name written on both the sides and front of the lunchbox. Her name is unique and has to be custom ordered, so when she seen her name she went bonkers. .lol.  She's infatuated, love at first sight.. lol. Pink is her favorite color and she loves the butterflies.

There are many designs to choose from on the website, so I'm sure you'll find something they'll like!

XO ☆Jess

Thanks to I See Me & Stylish Southern Mama readers.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Winter Lunch Finds for Kids

Winter is coming, warmers up with these amazing lunch products and ideas!!

Perfect for toting school lunches, ISeeMe offers fun personalized lunch boxes that come in a variety of designs for kids. Plus, the adorable name stickers are perfect to keep track of belongings. I See Me also offers personalized books, great for getting kids in the reading spirit as they gear up for school. www.ISeeMe.com

No more wasteful Ziploc baggies in daily lunches, Bumkins reusable snack bags come in fun prints kids will love. Choose from DC Comics, Dr. Seuss, Disney and much more.  The bags are a great alternative to plastic bags and are made of an easy wipe, waterproof fabric. www.bumkins.com

Chooze reversible lunch boxes allow children to express themselves and use their creativity to select a design they love. The “Choozepack” lunchbox comes in comes over a dozen colorful designs with two distinct patterns, letting kids pick daily! www.mychooze.com

Thanks for reading!!
XO Jess☆

Sunday, November 20, 2016

7 Hacks For the Perfect Road Trip

Going on a road trip has its pros and cons. Pros, you’re going on an awesome adventure; cons, it can be costly. Here are some hacks you can try to balance those pros and cons to reach vacation nirvana.

1. Download a gas app: 
One of the most costly aspects of any road trip, especially in this economy, is gas. When you’re travelling in an unfamiliar area, it’s hard to know where to stop for the most frugal fill-up. To aid in your decision, you can download GasBuddy or Gas Guru, only two of the several gas pricing apps. These apps display the location and gas prices of gas stations near you. Most apps like these are free and update pretty regularly, so you won’t be deceived when you pull up at the pump.

2. Take side stops: 
Have you ever gone on a trip and passed signs for museums or monuments that you think would be awesome to see in person? Allot time in your travel to make a few stops on the way to your destination. It will not only keep you entertained throughout your trip, but it will also give you a chance to stretch your legs and learn something new.

3. Gassing up a rented or borrowed car: 
Chances are, if you’ve never driven a car, you probably don’t remember which side the gas tank is on. If you do forget, look at the gas gauge. There is an arrow that will point to whichever side of the car the gas tank is on. This will save you a tiny bit of time and hassle when you have to stop

4. Stay awake while night driving:
 If you’re feeling sleepy, it’s probably best to switch drivers or check in to a hotel. But if you’re feeling only a little drowsy, try listening to comedians on your road trip. Odds are, the comedian will keep you laughing and their jokes will keep you engaged, chuckling and most importantly, awake, all the way home.

5. Know North from South:
 If you’re old school and like following paper directions instead of having a little square computer yell at you to turn, you know that your passenger might end up telling you a wrong direction by mistake. Remember that interstates and highways with odd numbers run North to South, and interstates with even numbers run East to West. If you get mixed up, this will help you get back on track, or at least in the right direction, in a jiffy.

6. Cool down hot cars quickly: 
In the dead of summer, stopping for only five minutes for a quick bathroom break can leave your car unbearably hot. To cool down a hot car in seconds, roll down one window all the way and open and close the car door directly across from that window a few times. This will force hot air out of the car.

7. Know where to get directions: 
When asking for directions, some people gravitate towards gas stations. However, the best place to ask for directions is a restaurant with a delivery service. Stop in at Pizza Hut or Dominos to ask for directions. Odds are, they have a driver waiting for a delivery who can give you quick and easy directions to a destination in the area.

With these seven road trip travel hacks, you’ll be ready to hit the road for the vacay of a lifetime.

For more tips on all things car related, visit Blitzify.com, check out our blog, and download the Blitzify app that is revolutionizing the way motorists search and shop for automotive services.

About Blitzify
Blitzify is a new mobile application that connects customers and automotive service providers through a comprehensive and innovative mobile platform that is changing the way people buy and sell automotive services. The app merges data from local market research, information from service providers, special offers, testimonials and ratings and reviews from customers into a user-friendly interface giving the user out-the-door, real time price comparisons.  For more information, visit www.blitzify.com.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fall Fashion Essential; Yatra Music Muff Headphones

Yatra’s Music Muffs are providing the most stylish way to keep your favorite tunes in your ears wherever you go.

Music Muffs are the first headphones to incorporate on trend fashions with high-quality components at an affordable price point. Each pair of the stylish Muffs are equipped with cutting edge audio technology. At the touch of a button answer calls, adjust the volume, and shuffle through playlists. 

Soft, premium faux fur, a relaxed, adjustable fit, and a durable nylon braided cable make braving the cool crisp fall air easier and more comfortable than ever. Music Muffs are offered in a variety of equally fashionable styles to ensure thateveryone can find one that they love. Each pair retails for $39.99.

Yatra products can be found online at Amazon.com, www.shopyatra.com, Sears.com as well as at Follett Bookstores, Touch of Modern, ACE Hardware, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and many more.

**Review Coming shortly**

What do you think of these stylish, comfy new way to listen to your favorite jams?

💋xoxo Jess

Thursday, September 8, 2016

BeyondBeanie -- Beanies that Raise Awareness #SocialGood

Feel good about shopping, knowing you’re giving back to a child in need.  From handmade beanies to bags to ponchos,  beyondBeanie is raising awareness while providing customers with unique apparel. 

These beanies help Bolivian mothers feed their children, provide them with an education and help them receive much needed dental care. 

Ethically-made Beanies Empower Bolivian Artisans and Help Children in Need

Ethically manufactured and socially conscious, beyondBeanie offers trendy beanies and accessories made with 100% Bolivian love.  Handcrafted by talented Bolivian artisans, beyondBeanie is the ultimate gift that gives back. From beanies to bags to ponchos, this lifestyle brand strives to raise awareness while providing customers with unique apparel.

Every time you make a purchase, you are supporting the work of a talented artisan in Bolivia who proudly hand-signs her work.  You are also helping to provide meals, school supplies, school uniforms and dental care to children in need.

beyondBeanie’s ultimate goal is to help provide opportunities to Bolivian women so they can take care of themselves and their children through a dignified job they can be proud of.

Empower others - Your purchase helps improve the lifestyle of Bolivian women and children living in poverty.

Extremely unique - Each artisan hand-signs her work making it a one-of-a-kind piece.

Connect to your artisan - Set up a meet and greet and see how your purchase makes an impact in her life.

Show your gratitude - Send your artisan a “thank you” note through beyondBeanie’s site.

Make a difference - Purchases help to provide meals, school supplies, school uniforms and dental care to children in need.

beyondBeanie’s top selling beanies include the Rainbow collection , The Surfer collection and The Kota collection.  For every beanie, you provide 5 meals to a child in Bolivia


Monday, August 29, 2016

Coffee 101-Coffee Trends & Home Brewing Tips

The Infographic above was created by KRUPS, "Coffee 101" visually outlines how Americans across the country prefer their coffee and provides fun tips to perfect your own at-home brewing!


Kohl's Cares - Help Kids Get Back-to-School Ready

Get your littles back-to-school ready with the newest Kohl’s Cares collection featuring Clifford The Big Red Dog, °available now through September.

Kohls Cares has brought back a big red favorite of mine for the 2016 back-to-school season. I remember reading and watching Clifford when I was little, and now I get to share Clifford + his friends with Aidan + Adisyn!

The collection includes a backpack, creativity kit, toys, and hard covered books to promote summer reading. 

Books and soft toys featured in the Kohl’s Cares back-to-school collection include:

Clifford’s ABC book, Clifford Takes a Trip book and Clifford soft toy
Clifford Goes to Kindergarten book and Emily Elizabeth soft toy
Clifford and the Missing Beach Ball book, T-Bone soft toy and Cleo soft toy
The Scrambled States of America book
•Clifford Backpack
°Crayola kit

The charming stories of the larger-than-life canine focus on kindness and send a positive message to young readers.

√The Scambked States of America is an amazing book!  With the super imaginative story, the pop-art illustrations, and amazing little characters keep kids interested and inside the book! What an amazing way to learn about the states!

√The Clifford and Cleo stuffed animals are super adorable. For $5 who could beat that? And 100% proceeds go to helping others!

Parents can also feel good about purchasing the pieces that are priced at only $5 each, with 100 percent of the net profit benefiting children’s health initiatives nationwide.
{ To date, Kohl's has raised nearly $300 million through the Kohl’s Cares merchandise program. To reinforce the company’s commitment to children’s health, Kohl’s has donated financial support to hospitals across the country. The donations fund hospital outreach programs focused on children’s health initiatives and address the specific issues needed most in each hospital’s community. These tailored programs provide vital resources to families at no cost and include topics such as injury prevention, asthma awareness, dental care, and fitness.}


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Lip Obsessed? 4 Tips for Luscious Lips


The desire for full lips is not anything new. From classic bombshells like Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren to today’s starlets such as Margot Robbie, Angelina Jolie and Rihanna, luscious kissable lips are a trend that never goes out of style. Kylie Jenner has made lip augmentation a hot topic with countless pouting selfies and millions of Instagram followers. Social media is always buzzing with debates over models with fuller lips. How full is too full? When does it start looking fake?

Why such an obsession with a perfect pout? We spoke to Dr. John Zannis board certified plastic surgeon in New Bern North Carolina, to get to the bottom of why now, more than ever the lips are a facial focal point and what women can do to achieve the look.

People see Kylie Jenner’s Instagram and think they’ll just get lip injections too. “The more that celebrities admit to having lip injections and the more attention this particular procedure receives in the media, the more accessible it becomes.” He adds, “The danger is, that the procedure is complicated. Not just anyone can do a lip augmentation artfully and naturally,” explains Dr. Zannis.

There are ways to work with what you have got. Dr. Zannis explains that the key is to strive for facial symmetry. “If you use lip liners, glosses and other cosmetics to create a fuller look consider your other features and natural lip shape.”

4 Tips for Luscious Lips

1.   Use matte liquid lipstick.

Liquid lipstick is popular because it’s easy! It goes on like a lip-gloss but dries matte on your lips like a lipstick and is nearly impossible to smear or take off without makeup remover. Liquid lipstick ideal for creating a bombshell look for a night out or special occasion where you want lipstick to stay put for a long time.

You can use it to make your lips appear fuller, shapely and defined, depending on what your “perfect look” entails. Try one of the best-reviewed brands like LA Splash Cosmetics or Kat Von D.

2.   Go for lip fillers.

Dr.  Zannis who works with fillers explains that lip fillers are a great option if you want to alter the shape and volume of your lips semi-permanently. “They mostly contain hyaluronic acid, which can be injected safely in multiple sessions. The amount is easy to control by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, which allows you to achieve your goal gradually. The effects last around six months, at which point you may do another round of injections.” He goes on to say that achieving a natural look is the goal and that over-filled cartoon mouths look distorted.

3.   Try some cool contouring techniques.

Contouring is another awesome makeup trick to achieve a fuller look. It involves using lighter and darker shades of makeup to play up your features and give you a more defined, chiseled look. The great part is you probably have all you need in your makeup bag already. There are plenty lip-contouring tutorials on YouTube for free.

4.   Use a lip plumper.

Lip plumpers are great in that they are easy to use, non-invasive, work fast and are affordable. They’re typically infused with lip tingling ingredients like cinnamon, pepper and peppermint which leads to an instant, yet slight swelling.
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme is a popular choice among make-up artists and beauty industry pros. When used both morning and night the difference is noticeable fast!
Clearly there are many options to achieve your “perfect” pout. Experiment!
About The Doctor:
Dr. John Zannis is a New Bern, North Carolina board-certified plastic surgeon and best selling author. A graduate of Stanford University and The University of Cincinnati Medical College, he received his formal training in General Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina under the guidance of world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Louis Argenta. During this time, he performed over 5,000 surgical procedures and covered all aspects of plastic surgery including cosmetic surgery of the face and body, complex reconstructive procedures of face and body, cleft lip and palate surgery, hand surgery, facial and jaw fracture repair, and reconstruction following massive weight loss. He blends his interests and studies of classical art and symmetry to his surgery practices. Connect with him via twitter @JohnZannisMD or his website www.zannisplasticsurgery.com 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

DIY Nails: Fall/Halloween Candy Corn Nails

candy corn

Disclosure-not sponStep-by-step on how to get a candy corn Halloween nail look from Skyy Hadley, celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Salon.


1. Paint one half of the nail in white (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Get Mod) and the other in yellow (Lauren B. Coachella Valley Sun).

2. Apply nail art stickers (hole reinforcers cut in half). Apply two on each nail as shown below.nailnail2






3. Working on one nail at a time, paint the area inside the stickers with orange nail polish (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Tribal Sun).

4. Carefully remove the stickers.

5. Repeat on all other nails. Allow 5 minutes for your nail design to dry and finish it with a coat of a top coat (Lauren B. Gel-like Top Coat).