Chamilia, a Swarovski company, reminds everyone that April 30 is “National Adopt a Shelter Pet” Day in the United States. Chamilia joins in the celebration of animal rights with its “Give Love” charm, created to support Humane Society International. The charm highlights an artistic rendering of a paw print in black enamel. The charm is framed with Chamilia’s signature millegrain pattern and fits any Chamilia bracelet or neck chain. Each charm is sold with a keepsake charm card, and $4 from each purchase will be donated to Humane Society International (MSRP $40).
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LOS ANGELES – March 29, 2017 – Jasmine Sanders was photographed wearing Glamrocks Jewelry yesterday in Los Angeles while celebrating the launch of her Quay Australia collaboration! The model looked chic paring her black dress with the Chain Wrap Choker in gold ($95, www.glamrocksjewelry.com).
The Jane Iredale Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner is a truly all-in-one eyeliner with awesome staying power. My typical eyeliner routine consists of lining the top and bottom of my lids with a dark eye pencil (which I usually have to sharpen first to get a clean point), and then go over that with an eyeliner brush with dark/black eyeshadow to fill in any spots the pencil missed and help set it. It’s a lot of steps and tools for just eyeliner. I was a little hesitant hearing the words “powdered” eyeliner, since I had never used one before and thought I might end up with a mess of loose, dark, powder dust on my face. This was 100% not the case!
The liner comes in a very sleek, all-in-one package: the top of the cap pops off and flips over to reveal the built-in brush, then unscrews from the liner pot underneath. The powder/cream formula is creamy and dense, and isn’t flakey or dusty when getting it on the brush. The application on my lid was very smooth and even, I loved getting that result after just one swipe and not having to go over it a few more times with the pencil and brush/eyeshadow to even it out. The brush is also designed so you can easily draw a thin or thick line, depending on the angle it’s held. There’s a lot of versatility with this product and makes it easy to create a thin, simple liner look, or a smudgier, thick, smoky/cat eye. It has awesome staying power and didn’t fade or smear all night long and I never needed to reapply or touch up. I tried the Onyx color which is a very dark, dense black color that I loved for a nighttime look, but the Amethyst, Dark Topaz, and Smoky Quartz colors look beautiful too.
Two notes on Jane Iredale company overall: Jane Iredale products are certified cruelty-free by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program, and PETA, which I love and find as an important attribute of any company. Second, her site janeiredale.com features great tips and how-to videos for anyone looking for make-up tutorials and can easily be found via the QR code on the inside packaging label.
Guest post by Antonia Rutter
I found this idea for a jewelry display organizer online. It is easy to make yourself or you can purchase this one and others here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/513961681/shabby-chic-jewelry-keeper-jewelry?ref=related-4 . All you need is screen, a distressed (or not) wooden photo frame, hooks and for the actual wall hanging, I suggest Hang-O-Matic, All-In-One Wall Décor Hanging Tool. You can get it online at Bed Bath & Beyond, or online at Lowes.com and at Homedepot.com . Use the Hang-O-Matic to hang it straight the first time. You won’t need to mess up the wall with extra nail holes. Even though the “mistake” holes can sometimes be hidden, it drives me crazy knowing they are there!
Pura d’or Instant Eye Lift Cream with Pure 24K gold Nanoparticles of gold are suspended in the formula!
• Helps firm and lift while tightening to diminish puffiness and under eye bags
• Helps smooth crow’s feet and fine lines
• Hydrates with deep moisturization to provide long lasting effects
• Hyaluronic Acid provides hydration by retaining moisture that gives skin a youthful appearance
• Rice Bran Extract & Antioxidants help protect and fight free radicals
• Sweet Almond Seed Extract nourishes, creating smoother skin
• Argan Oil extreme moisturization
• Gold radiates and rejuvenates skin
After thoroughly cleansing your face, dispense one pump of the Revitalizing Eye Cream onto your fingertip. Gently pat around and under eye area until fully absorbed. Can be used under makeup. For best results, use twice daily.
WUNDERBROW is a one-step solution to eyebrow shape and hair loss. The exclusive Permafix Technology and proprietary Hair Fiber Complex creates the perfect brow in under 2 minutes that will last for days – in fact, it’s clinically proven to be water resistant and transfer-proof WUNDERBROW formula contains an exclusive blend of hair-like fibers, combined with specially treated pigments designed to fasten onto skin and hair. There are 5 shades to choose from.
Use WUNDERBROW DUAL PRECISION BRUSH – a dual-ended brush too. It’s ideal to. The firm bristled, angled side works perfectly with precision and enables you to mimic fine ‘hair like’ strokes on the brow. Use the spoolie to brush through and groom brows and also soften and smooth out as a final step. $22, wunder2.com
Kawaii Girl Cosmetics Human Hair Faux lashes. With proper care these lashes can be worn up to 20 times. They are hand crafted and designed to be ultra-lightweight for a full day of comfortable wear. All human hair lashes are set on clear bands for flexible application.
Roppongi: Roppongi is an eye catching, medium volume, long length human hair lash. Like the popular Tokyo nightlife district, you’re sure to be noticed when sporting a pair of these lashes!
Ginza: Ginza is a light volume, long length human hair lash that is perfect for a day out in Tokyo’s toniest shopping district. Ginza is one of the lightest lashes in the Kawaii Girl debut “Tokyo Collection”.
Kanda: Kanda is a demi-flare human hair lash that is the perfect complement to a bold eye or a pop of color with a red lip. These are ideal for date night or a special occasion!
All human hair lashes retail for $12. http://www.kawaiigirlcosmetics.com
Now let’s get to some beauty tools/gadgets!!
Yearning for fuller, kissable lips? Get that gorgeous plump pout you’ve always wanted– easily, instantly and naturally with JuvaLips! This new beauty tool will give you visibly fuller lips without expensive lip injections, painful topical acids or fillers. The results are fabulous!
This safe solution is speedy – it only takes minutes. Add that pop of color to your kisser while you prime your pout naturally with this innovative lip treatment. By boosting blood flow, JuvaLips delivers amazing results without painful topical acids or fillers. Whether you’re headed to work or gearing up your glam for a night out with the girls, get the luscious lips you’ve always wanted!
How it works: https://myjuvalips.com/how-to-plump-lips/
As seen on the Drs. (Video here: http://www.thedoctorstv.com/articles/3833-plumper-lips-in-just-minutes)
SweetCheeks This Cellulite Massage Mat builds a therapeutic 30 minute massage into your day while simply relaxing at home in your favorite chair! Sit on your SweetCheeks and reap endless benefits including immediate increase of local circulation, reduction in the appearance of cellulite, relief of minor aches and pains, and more! Available colors are Cool Gray, Midnight Black, Smoke Gray, Turquoise, Turquoise + Gray, Red + Midnight Black, Pink, and Purple.
As seen on The Drs. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVA7Gj4RlzI
If Breegan Jane was a superhero, she would most likely be named, SuperMom!
Adopted at birth and now a successful entrepreneur and single mother to two young boys, Breegan knows how to handle every situation. Whether its taking care of her children, making sure everything is set for her popular ‘Mommy-themed/geared’ radio program “Mom Life Yo“, walking the Hollywood red carpets or working alongside some of her celebrity clients for their interior design needs (she’s one of the most in-demand Interior Designers in town), SuperMom Breegan continues to stay fabulous & glamorous!
It’s A Glam Thing sat down with SuperMom at her home to find out the secrets that allow her to not only look amazing (spoiler: sunglasses), but handle a busy schedule as both a single mother and respected professional in the workforce…
Nick Northstar: How would you describe your own personal fashion style – both while at home, while working, while on the radio and when you are on the Hollywood red carpets?
Breegan Jane: Simple is everything for me, because time is a precious commodity that I rarely have a lot of. Now that I’m a mom, putting on one piece of clothing that’s a full outfit really works for me. Pajama dresses are easy to throw on at home; they make hanging out with the kids or chasing them around at bath time really easy. On any given day you will most likely see me in a caftan. A night on the town will see me in a lovely cocktail dress that makes me feel (and look) like a million bucks. Whatever ensemble I choose to wear will be fabulous; the fabric must be luxurious, and it must have sparkling adornments. But for me, a one-piece outfit is so much easier than taking up time to consider the pants, the undershirt, the shirt and the blazer.
NN: The word “Glamorous” can mean many different things… what is its definition to you?
BJ: What’s glamour without gold? When I think of the word “glamorous”, I think of shiny, reflective elements. As an interior designer, many of those things come up in my design projects. I love placing a mirror here, a little gold there and a bit of sparkle wherever I can. When it comes to style, though, I think being glamorous in 2017 is less about being over-the-top ornate and more about intelligent and unique with your style, as well as being true to yourself and your personality. Who you are and how you feel on the inside should shine brighter than anything on the outside. That’s true glamour.
NN: How do you stay so Glamorous & Fabulous while running around as a busy entrepreneur and mother?
BJ: Sunglasses. Oversized, extremely large sunglasses. I don’t always have time to do my makeup and look glamorous. I find that a great “mom” bun, a confident attitude and sunglasses is all the glamour I need to be fabulous some days. On other days, it may mean taking the time to put on the makeup, embracing every ounce of my femininity, and being the sexiest diva at a cocktail party. But as a mom and business entrepreneur, I don’t always have those extra “girl” minutes. A hat, glasses and a big bag are sometimes all I need—and all I can get!
NN: Do you feel more Glamorous now as a mother than you did before you had kids?
BJ: I think I’ve embodied the word “sexy” in a different way since becoming a mom. I connect to it on another level that feels genuine and natural now. Growing up, words like “voluptuous” might have meant chubby or even fat. When I think of it now, “curvy”, “thickness” and “sexy” come to mind. I feel so womanly, and I believe becoming a mother helped me connect to my version of glamourous in ways I never had before. There’s something about being a woman and a sensual being that feels intrinsically true, and I’m enjoying it.
NN: What is your advice to anyone wanting to pursue their dreams and run their own business?
BJ: My advice is simple: Just. Do. It. Find what you are passionate about, get out there and try it. Fail. Dust yourself off, and do it again. Going after your heart and dreams isn’t always easy, but it is so important. I think it’s crucial to ask yourself daily, “What do I want out of life?” You find that answer, and you take steps toward it every single day. Achieving your goals is easier said than done, but the reward at the end is worth every single struggle.
NN: Interior Design is all about look/feel… do you dress differently for various projects depending on the look/feel of the project?
BJ: I don’t know if I’d say I modify my dress based on projects, but I have noticed that people seem to expect designers to have a more avant-garde style, and I enjoy the freedom that affords me. No matter what the project, I remain authentic to my own style. I’ve found that people hire me partly because they appreciate my taste in design, which probably filters over into my fashion sense. With designers, the philosophy is often “the bolder the better”, so nobody blinks when my sunglasses are huge or my pattern mixing is eccentric. It really is the perfect opportunity to let my artsy side flourish.
NN: What does the future hold for you from here?
BJ: I am very excited about a few home design projects I’m currently working on. I can’t wait to have those completed because I’m looking forward to sharing them with the public. I’ve also been super busy with my radio show, Mom Life Yo, and it’s been an awesome opportunity to harness the ability to be an influencer in such a positive and authentic way. I’m in the process of developing products that I think will tie in all the various parts of who I am and what I love in a really creative way. So overall, the future feels bright right now!
When it comes to picking the right kind of jewelry items for the bride, there are a few options that must be included in every list. These jewelry components enhance the bride’s attire and beauty to an altogether different level. They can be made from different stones and metals like, diamonds, ruby/emerald studded pieces, silver and gold.
When it comes to the traditional jewelry items for an Indian wedding, yellow gold is the most common option. Be it the kundan, mangalsutra, bangles or nose rings, gold is always the preferred material, since it depicts class and finesse.
For a traditional Indian wedding, here are 3 essential jewelry items that must be included in the list:
This is one of the most important jewelry pieces to be worn by Indian brides during the time of a traditional Indian wedding. The most common nose rings exclusively used in Indian weddings are big in shape, with elaborate designing and a string connected to it. The other end is attached to the back of the ear. However, Indian women are also seen wearing small stud-based nose rings as a regular accessory. But, the stud may not be a perfect jewelry element during a wedding.
Necklaces are a crucial addition to the bridal jewelry collection. This jewelry must be worn by every Indian bride during the auspicious occasion. The handmade mangalsutra is the most important necklace piece for any Indian woman. It is regarded as the best symbol to denote the married status of women. It is said that the mangalsutra, if worn by a woman continuously, would help in bringing luck and improving the health of her spouse. Mangalsutras are mostly made from gold. However, these days, you can find them available in a combination of gold and silver, with beaded stones to create uniqueness in the design and also to manage the costing part. Apart from mangalsutra, there are other varieties of necklaces worn by the brides during the day of the wedding and the reception ceremony. Some popular choices include jadau, meenakari, pachchikam and kundan.
MaangTikka Or The Tikli
This is one of the most popular traditional Indian jewelry pieces. It creates a sensational look when worn by the bride. It fills the center parting or the maang of the bride before it gets filled with sindoor by the groom at a later stage of the wedding. Those having a broader forehead can opt for a heavier maangtikka. However, if you have a small forehead, the light and the designer ones would be the best options to consider. The maangtikkausually comes, with the bridal set comprising of bangles, necklaces, nose rings and earrings to match the metal and the color stylization.
Apart from these three items, some other important jewelry pieces for Indian brides are wrist bangles, feet bangles, finger rings and ear rings. Royal weddings witness the brides wearing several other expensive jewelry items like, a gold with diamond head gear, pure gold waistband, a platinum wristband and more.
Author Bio: Mandy Bular is a jewelry fashion designer working with traditional Indian wedding jewelry items. You can view her creations on Perigems.com.
LOS ANGELES – March 28, 2017 – Ashley Roberts was photographed wearing Melissa Bui earlier today while running errands in Los Angeles! The singer looked low-key chic wearing the Chia Top in white ($220, www.melissabui.com), with her Love Binetti Creed Pant in black ($345, www.diegobinetti.com), and Traci Lynn Jewelry’s Stud N’ Chic Wristlet Wallet ($36, www.tracilynnjewelry.com).