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Are you the next Neiman Marcus Face of Beauty?

728284_ff499ccad10a0cfe122c4ba364d0073bNeiman Marcus is accepting nominations for the latest Faces of Beauty! Six fabulous women will be featured in Neiman’s Fall 2015 campaign. Neiman Marcus is seeking bold women who are making a difference. Nominations close March 24, 2015. Click here to submit an entry.


  • Round-trip airfare to Dallas, Texas
  • Luxury hotel accommodations
  • A celebratory dinner with Neiman Marcus Executives
  • Hair styling, makeup application, and a private fitting with a Neiman Marcus stylist
  • A photo and video shoot at the beautiful flagship Neiman Marcus store
  • A luncheon at our gorgeous Zodiac restaurant
  • $1,500 in cosmetics and fragrances – and your wardrobe from the shoot – to take home as our thank you!

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Bath & Body Works offering free shopping on $30 orders!

Bath-Body-Works-American-Product-StoreBeing a new mommy, there aren’t too many luxuries lately left in my budget but Bath & Body Works is still a routine induglence for me. I’m addicted to their scented pocket hand sanitzers and hand soaps. Lately, I’m addicted to the #PocketBac Beautiful Day hand sanitzer. It smells like apples, daisies and peonies and it’s the perfect light scent to kick off spring and kill off potential germs when I can’t get to a sink to wash my hands. It’s just $1.75 a bottle, but Bath & Body Works often offers these 5 for $5. #BathandBodyworks



I also love how many coupons the store gives out when you frequently shop there. The secret to getting even more coupons? Every time you shop in-store, always give them your email address. It doesn’t keep re-signing you up, it just keeps your account current. The more your shop, the computer recognizes it and sends you more coupons. It’s a beautiful thing.

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Neiman Marcus Boca Raton gears up for big beauty event Feb. 18 to March 1

IMG_5928 Neiman Marcus in Town Center at Boca Raton is buzzing with fabulous beauty and fashion events this spring. I attended a media lunch today at the fabulous Mariposa to meet the new Beauty Selling Manager Maryann Petrides, and pick up some tips and tricks on the latest skin care and makeup products that we should all be hoarding this minute.

Some of her expert picks include:


La Mer Body cream, which is cleverly unscented so it doesn’t interefere with any perfume you’re wearing.

La Prairie Ice Crystals Dry Oil. This product is geared toward all skin types and moisturizes instantly and leaves skin with a youthful glow.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation—a celebrity makeup artist favorite and a foundation designed to build for coverage. It’s also a NM Beauty Award Winner for 2015.
Tom Ford Bronzer. This is the ultimate in luxury when it comes to bronzer. I discovered this a few years back and with my hopelessly pale skin, this is the only way I can get a faux glow without overdoing it.

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir cologne. Today was the first day I ever smelled this magnificent mixture of pomegranate, raspberry and plum with a touch of pink pepper and laced with Casablanca lily and spicy woods. Maryann said it would last all day and she was right. I sprayed it on around noon and at 9:27 p.m., it’s still very present on my wrist. 

Neiman Marcus is also offering a special gift to beauty department shoppers in the coming weeks. From Feb. 18 to March 1, if you spend $125 at any Neiman Marcus beauty counter on products, you’ll receive a complimentary tote designed by Eddie Borgo. It’s stuffed with fab beauty samples from Molton Brown, YSL, Fresh and many other posh cosmetics lines.facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Meet TV star Shorty Rossi at Broward Convention Center Saturday Nov. 15, 2014

DSC07840Shorty Rossi has long been an inspiration to me. I read his memoir, Four Feet Tall & Rising when it published in 2012. The book fascinated me and left me in awe of Rossi’s ability to persevere in every situation life tosses his way. He’s globally known for rescuing Pit Bulls and for his reality show, “Pit Boss,” which aired 2010 to 2013 on Animal Planet. I had the honor of sitting down with Rossi this afternoon in Fort Lauderdale to talk about the new TV show he’s working on, his entrepreneurial life living in Mexico and why his Pit Bulls mean the world to him. I also got to meet his adorable friend Jordin, who’s featured in the photo above.

My article will be publishing soon on Rossi but in the mean time, if you’re in the South Florida area tomorrow and you want to meet him yourself, head over to the Broward Convention Center for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale Pet Expo. The event is free to attend and runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m on Saturday Nov. 15. Shorty will be speaking about his life, signing copies of his book and he also has some cool T-shirts and other merch for sale. His sidekick Hercules is with him and seeing this precious pooch in person is an added bonus.


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MAC attack…I can’t keep up with MAC’s new makeup collections fast enough!


The Kelly/Sharon Osbourne collection launched this week via MAC online and the brushes already sold out. I’m still spinning from trying to get the Alluring Aquatic Colour collection. I was only able to score a blush (Sea Me, Hear Me) and one lipstick (Enchanted One) and getting these was nearly impossible. I couldn’t even use my PPID discount because I had to purchase the lipstick at MAC at Macy’s. I was however able to get the blush at the MAC store. I think MAC needs to make more of these products so you don’t end up scrambling and stressing out over missing essential pieces of a collection. People then just list these items on eBay at double to triple the price, which should not be allowed. The packaging on this collection was exquisite. Each product has faux water droplets on it.facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Magnificent Maleficent! MAC does it again with its wicked cool new collection



Maleficent has stolen over 3 million theater-goers hearts opening weekend and to celebrate Angelina Jolie’s gorgeously cruel character, the makeup brand has launched a Maleficent makeup collection that is flying out of stores faster than her rambunctious raven. The line, which constists of nail polish, a lipstick, lip pencil and gloss and false eye lashes, beauty powder, sculpting powder, eye shadows, false eye lashes, eye liner and more is a fascinating display of life imitating art. I had to purchase Maleficent’s signature red lipstick in True Love’s Kiss and liner. The color is really the perfect red and to enhance my pale complexion, I recently purchased the beauty powder, which is meant to be brushed on. The lipstick, liner and sculpting powder have sold out online and I don’t think it will be long because the whole collection gets snapped up.

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No gray areas…my latest obsessions

No gray latest obessions

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Simeon Farrar shirts top
$185 –

Charlotte Olympia pink peep toe pumps
$1,345 –

Clasp earrings

Battery lamp

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This spring it’s all about the booties!


I personally can’t walk in these shoes but I love them. There’s nothing more beautiful for spring than orange crush accessories. Booties are back in a big way this spring in a variety of heights, colors and textures. This exquisite pair is by  Jimmy Choo and retails for $995 at

Here are some options to snag the look for less:



Vince Camuto Fontonella Caged Booties; $129 at

These are sexy in an unexpected way. They remind me of fishnets for the feet. With or without tights, these are sexy stiletto boots that were made for some serious strutting.




Melancholy cage sandal; $99 at

This gorgeous sandal has a sensible heel and comes in black, salmon or brown. I’m obsessed with the ankle zippers on the back of these sandals. They scream “kick up your heels this spring” to me.



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