Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Few Christmas Gifts

I just wanted to share a couple of things I received for Christmas.
*I didn't received the tree coat form with star but I thought it was a fun fashionable Christmas image to include :)
1. Clarisonic Mia: BEST gift EVER!!  I highly recommend this for every skin type.  I was skeptical for a long time since I have dry sensitive skin but it's a miracle worker.  My skin feels very clean and tightened.  Make up goes on better and I could go on and on.  It comes in a rainbow of colors (I received the Tiffany blue one) and came recommended by my dermatologist too. It was a gift to me from me :)
 2. David Yurman Lemon Citrine Cable Bracelet: I am a Yurman fan.  I have two DY bracelets that I wear everyday so this will be a great addition (it's on order and will be here in a few months).  Gift from my hubby.
3.  Victoria's Secret Thermal Long Jane Pajamas:  They are so comfortable and VS only brings them out at Christmas.  I received these leopard ones and I went to the after Christmas sale and bought two more pairs.  Gift from my kids.
4.  Williams Sonoma Waffle Cone Maker:  We haven't used this yet but it has a multitude of uses and has great reviews.  We are ice cream eaters at our house so this is perfect. Gift from Ann's family.
5.  Kiehls Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish:  I do use an exfoliator about once per week and this is my new favorite one. Gift from my parents.

These are my favorites!



Monday, January 21, 2013

Birthday Favorites

The BIG 35

This was a "BIG" birthday of favorites. 
 Here's some of the party loot I received and I now have some new favorites:
(starting from the top)
 1. Neiman Marcus for Target Diane Von Furstenberg Yoga Mat: This is no longer available so I consider myself lucky. Thanks Blondie :). This mat is a slice comfort.  Namaste!
2.Neiman Marcus for Target Tory Burch lunch box:This was a fun surprise from  and I'll use it as a cosmetics travel tote. Tory Burch is my one of my favorite brands. Look for a future post on TB. It's from my friend since 7th grade, Liz.  She knows my style and taste :)
3. The Birch Box: I'm so excited for this.  For the next 3 months, I'll get a  monthly box in the mail filled with beauty surprises. I can't wait to discover some new beauty favorites.  This is from my sister Ann.
4. Lululemon Gift Card: My friends took me out to dinner at White Chocolate Grill (one of my favorite restaurants) and surprised me with a very generous gift card to Lululemon. I bought this coat and have money to spare. I'm eyeing these pants and this shirt too. Lululemon is a favorite on this blog. Here's Ann's post on it from 2008.
5. Sonia Kashuk Nail Polish in "I Dream of Jeannie." I love this color and it's a pretty pinky/coral and will be perfect for summer. I have a nail polish obsession that I'll talk about more later :) 
6.White Chocolate Grill: My friends took me there for dinner.
7. The Denver Broncos Play Off Game Tickets! Technically, the Broncos are my second favorite. Redskins are my first. Nathan got tickets on the 40 yard line, section 122. The temperature that day was 5 degrees and it took a village to keep me warm. I borrowed a ski coat, snow pants, wool socks, boots, hat, ski mittens, hand warmers, all from generous friends. Sadly the Broncos lost to the Ravens but we can't wait to cheer Manning & Co. on next season.  After the game, we ate at...
8. Swing Thai Restaurant: I was introduced to Swing Thai when I worked at Neiman Marcus. It's my favorite Thai restaurant and I always stop in for take out when I'm near downtown. There's several locations in Denver. I always get the same thing, Vegetarian Mild Pad Thai without bean sprouts. It's delicious and Nathan and I ate there after the game.
 9. Nike TR Fit Training Shoes: These were a gift from my hubby. Funky athletic shoes are all the rage. These keep up with the trend and are very functional. They have to be the lightest shoe on the planet. I wear these to run errands and when I do The Insanity Workout. They offer the needed side support for doing Insanity that I don't get from running shoes so I highly recommend these if you need a cross trainer. They are at Nordstrom.

A few new things I've been introduced to:

My friend Kathy sent me a sample of doTerra Essential Oils.  Hopefully these will keep me feeling young :)

My friend Ashley gave me two of her favorite things: Washi tape and Baker's Twine. Hopefully the essential oils will rev up the creative juices in me since the possibilities of these are endless.  They have so many fun uses and I can't wait to decide how to use them. I LOVE it when others share their favorite things with me. Thanks, Ash. Here's a link to see some more of the possibilities.
i love the bunting as gift could just fold washi tape over the baker's twine and trim to a triangle!
Thanks to my wonderful family and friends for spoiling me!
Food for thought from a fashion icon:
These are my favorites!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Neiman Marcus for Target

I'm baaack :)  I think about this blog everyday and have set a goal to post more often.  I want to start the New Year off with a post about an interesting business venture.  I majored in Fashion Merchandising and Business so this partnership definitely intrigues me! I worked for 3 years at Neiman Marcus and came to know the "culture" of the company.  I would love to read the business proposal behind this.Top designers that sell at Neimans paired with Target to sell some of their items in NM and Target, at a lower price point. I can see how this idea would translate well for the Neimans customer (getting designer items at lower prices) but never thought it would translate well for the Target customer.  I went into Target the day the line was launched and I asked the checker if the collection was selling fast and he had no idea what I was talking about.  LOL.  Most of the items are sold out at Neimans but they can't give them away at Target.  The collection is 70% off and I wanted to share a few of my favorite items.

Eddie Borgo letter opener and box.

I was friends with Eddie Borgo in high school.  He is now a jewelry designer and his collection is sold at Neimans and Bergdorf.
Here we are are back in the good old days of high school.

Tory Burch lunch box and thermos

I received the lunch box for my birthday and I love it.  What's not to love about Tory Burch.  It's perfect for packing healthy snacks or as a cosmetics travel case.

Tracy Reese Dessert Plates
I missed out on these but would take 4 sets.

Diane Von Furstenberg Yoga Mat
I have the feeling one of these is on it's way for me for my birthday.  Thanks, blondie :)

Did anyone else find anything they love?
I hope you didn't pay full price for anything :)

Here's the whole collection:

These are my favorites!