POPSUGAR April Must Have Box Reveal and a Special Discount to my Readers

There is nothing like a special treat, and with the arrival of my POPSUGAR April Must Have Box I couldn’t be happier with the nice mix of beauty, health and home products.

The POPSUGAR Must Have box, is a subscription service that every month provides the latest cool items in beauty, fashion, home, fitness, and food that are full-size products and carefully hand selected by the POPSUGAR editorial team.

In case you are wondering what is in my April Must Have Box let me reveal the contents.Image

The April Must Have Box contains the following:  

Too Faced Natural Eyes
BlueAvocado (Eco) Shopper
Fresh Pastry Stand Tea Towel Set
NatureBox POPSUGAR Must Have Mix
Caldrea Rosewood Driftwood Hand Soap
Graphic Image Pocket Notes

I may work in technology, but I love carrying around my Graphic Image Pocket Notes to jot down any important inspirations during my day and I don’t have to worry about charging my Pocket Notes or worrying about a low battery.

And to share this goodness with my readers I am offering you a special discount to get $10.00 off a 3-month POPSUGAR MUST HAVE subscription.

Here are the coupon details:

Save $10 on a 3-month subscription
End Date5/3/14
I hope everyone is having a great spring.  Please drop me a note to say ‘hello” I’d love to hear from you.


Top five eyeshadow picks for Hazel eyes

Did you know Hazel eyes are one of the least understood eye colors and are semi-rare?  But never fear, for finding a perfect eyeshadow shade for Hazel eyes can be tricky but many options are available. s1550318-main-heroBecause Hazel eyes often appear to shift in color from brown to green the color is often hard to define, and since the unique color often reflects nearby colors, those of us with Hazel eyes can change the appearance of the color by the choice of makeup that we wear.  Shades to consider include: Browns, Gold, Pinks, Purples and Green, but remember to stay away from any blue shades which do not enhance Hazel eyes in anyway.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Instant Intense EyeShadow Trio in Gilded Chocolates is a nice set complete with a soft light pink champagne hue, soft gold and a medium copper shade that can go to the office and be used for going out for after work drink.


Makeup Forever Eyeshadow in Matte Dark Purple is a good highlighter and while intense is a nice to have in the makeup bag for those special occasions that call for a special eyeshadow.


The Almay Intense I-Color Eyeshadow Sticks in Seashell Pink offers neutral grown and a soft pink to boost natural eye color and can be worn alone or together.


Boots No7 Stay Perfect™ Smoothing Eye Shadow in Pale Green is a good way to use this bold color.  This liquid formula is non-smudging, while it brightens and defines the eye and is a nice wash of color for running errands or use it with dark green eyeliner for a more dramatic look. mac_eggplantblend001 The new MAC Blend Studio Sculpt Shade & Line in Eggplant contains a plum eyeliner and silver and pink eyeshadows. The eyeshadows can be applied dry for buildable coverage or wet for a saturated color look.

Get your own pair of Google Glass for one day only

Are you always on the forefront of style, fashion and technology?  If so your lucky day will arrive on Tuesday, April 15 when Google will make sales of Google Glass available to everyone in the United States for $1,500.00.


This special sale is the first time the tech device is available to the general public; previously only Google “Explorers” or “early adopters” or developers could make a purchase.

The sale starts at 9 a.m. ET on April 15 and any individual making a first time purchase will receive a free frames or sunglasses but supply is limited.

Google Glass has been making news headlines most recently with a partnership with Luxottica, an Italian Brand best known for Ray-Ban and Oakley brands and licensing agreements with the likes of Prada, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Coach to market the Glass collection in 2015 and to offer prescription glasses. 

Controversy has also surrounded Google Glass as it carries an Orwellian small camera that can record 720p video or snap still photos with no indicator light showing when the camera is on; therefore pictures or short films can be taken almost secretly and so Google Glass has been banned from many bars and restaurants. It has also taken the fashion world by storm walking the runway at Diane Von Furstenberg with Sergey Brin at New York Fashion Week. 

Will you make a Google Glass purchase?

Very Berry Lips for Spring at Michael Kors

Romantic, and very berry lips are making news this spring at Michael Kors

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Models on the runway wore soft and stained berry lip, reminiscent of a heroine in a black and white movie.


The look was achieved by applying Michael Kors Lip Lacquer in Dame and blotting numerous times; sealing in the color by setting the lips with powder.

Violet and berry shades are the color story for 2014, as Pantone has announced Radiant Orchard is the color of the year for home, beauty and fashion and you can read more about the trend on my post for the Examiner.

Will you be wearing hues of Radiant Orchard this year?

BaubleBar teams up with Nordstrom for special pop-up shops

BaubleBar has teamed up with Nordstrom to launch special pop-up shops on April 4th inside 35 stores around the country and on Nordstrom.com



The special capsule collection called “Nordstrom Loves BaubleBar” will showcase new and exclusive items including necklaces, bracelets and earrings ranging in price from $24 to $68.


This collection definitely has a vintage Art-Deco feel with modern touches of the popular Blue hues, Tortoise Shell and Melon shades that are hot for spring 2014.

ImageWhile there are many sparkly and blingy pieces my favorite pieces of the collection are the “Love” bracelets which are simple and stunning enough to add the perfect touch to any outfit.