Fab Finds Friday: Studio Gear Cosmetics Holiday Smokey Eye Palette

Studio Gear Smokey Eyeshadow Cosmetic Collection

I am SUCH a huge fan of the smokey eye look!  Any special occasion, it is my go to look.  Studio Gear has perfected the color palette and even supplies expert directions so that you can look your very best.

Be radiant on any occasion with this sultry, shimmery palette of dramatic shades – perfect for creating a classic smoky eye look, with a hint of unexpected golden glimmer. This collection of four complimentary eye shadows with matching blush deliver several day to night options that are both seductive and wearable. With pure color, pigment-rich formulations, you’ll be sure to smolder all night!
Includes white, silver, gold, and coal eye shadows and a perfect pink blush.

This palette is available on our website and at select ULTA BEAUTY locations (starting in December).

Part of creating the ultimate look is having the right tools. The right brushes change everything. Studio Gear has the perfect brushes to beef up your arsenal:  The All About Eyes Kit (consisting of a fine liner brush, invincible liner brush, blending brush and large shader brush) and the more general The Essentials Kit (consisting of a large powder brush, foundation brush, and shader brushes in two sizes).

Get your holiday looks on with Studio Gear.  Be sure to like them on Facebook, follow them Instagram and see their boards on Pinterest.

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Whiskey– Fun Recipes and Facts

If you are a fan of whiskey, you will quite enjoy this infographic from The Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. In addition to some of our favorite recipes, there are also some interesting facts regarding this time honored spirit.

 

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What’s your favorite?

Jazz Up Your Signature Drink with MOLECULE-R

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Coming up with a signature drink can be hard.  What if you don’t want to venture out on a limb with a cocktail that will be a complete bust to guests?  That’s alcohol wasted and a few unhappy guests.  Or, if you are just in love with some of the classics– like mojitos, cosmopolitans or margaritas and want a way to make it unique and memorable, Molecule-R is here to help.

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molecular gastronomy signature cocktail ideas

The  molecular gastronomy kit is perfect for your wedding or holiday party (hello– Christmas is right around the corner!).  This modern trend takes a classic cocktail and turns it into a contemporary experience that will be the talk of your party.   Wow your guests with floating flavor pearls,  fruit foams or encapsulate and serve  the cocktail in a bubble that pops in your mouth!

 

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The kit is great for at home mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts as well! Each of the new Cocktail R-EVOLUTION kits come complete with the necessary molecular tools – 1 silicone mold, 1 slotted spoon and 2 pipettes – to create the ultimate cocktail. Also included in each kit are 10 sachets of additives of sodium alginate, calcium lactate and soy lecithin that each serve 6-10 people.

Buy online at $29.99  at the Molecule-R site.

 

 

Fashion Monday: Isabelle Armstrong

 

Quite possibly the most feminine gowns that will grace wedding ceremonies next year, Isabelle Armstrong’s wedding dresses range from the whimsical and ethereal to the glamorous and chic.  With flowers serving as the main inspiration for the line, you can see the details in the texture of laces, silks and lines.  The beadwork is exquisite and is truly the cornerstone of the Splendor, Passion and Grace line.

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See more of Isabelle Armstrong on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Fab Friday Finds: Not Just Any Old Day Charm

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Finding ways to incorporate sentiments or honor lost loved ones into your important day can be hard to think.  Not Just Any Old Day has come up with a beautiful commemorative charm that can be on your wedding bouquet or cake server for your wedding.  It can be your wedding date, parents’ wedding date, a lost loved one’s birthday or some other very special date.

Worn by celebrities like Ariana Grande, Vivica Fox, Ariel Winter, Malese Jow, and Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky, there are options that would make for beautiful gifts for your bridesmaids or groomsmen.

 
Wedding Date Necklace Calendar Key

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See more from Not Just Any Old Day on Facebook and Twitter!

We Likey: Madonna & Co.

Madonna and Co fashion clothing boutique

 

Looking for something unique for your upcoming holiday social events?  Madonna & Co. has unique items that will make you the star of the room.  Featuring luxury items that range from edgy to ultra feminine, their items appeal to everyone who wants to add unique styles to their wardrobes.

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Featuring fur scarves, capelets and an intriguing mix of lace, leather and prints, Madonna & Co. utilizes fashion forward pieces through texture, color and a stunning appreciation for the feminine form.  I simply adore this lace dress– it would be perfect for a wedding rehearsal dinner, while the leather skirt is perfect for a Girls Night Out.

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Madonnaandco

The Madonna & Co. Vintage  NYC boutique is located the heart of SOHO at 284 Lafayette Street. Want to shop online?  Use code BLOG2 for some of your favorite pieces at a 15% off discount.  Keep up with them on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Fashion Monday: Teri Jon Mother of the Bride Dresses

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One of the hardest gowns to find for most weddings isn’t just the wedding dress.  The mother of the bride dress is just as important as the bridesmaids dresses and sets the tone for the mother of the groom’s dress. These gowns need not be frumpy, plain or drab.  While they should over power the bride’s gown, she also shouldn’t blend in with the bridesmaids.  It’s an important day for her– your mom deserves to look and feel her best, too!

Teri Jon offers some beautiful options for the 2014 wedding season for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom.  They range from classic and elegant to sleek and sophisticated.  These gowns are absolutely stunning statement pieces that can be worn to other weddings (depending upon the style, color and formality of the event) or other formal events.

 

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What’s your favorite style for a mother of the bride or groom?

 

 

 

Fashion Monday: Vera Wang WHITE Provides Emmy Red Carpet Looks

White by Vera Wang captures the essence of all the gorgeous fashions that we saw grace the red carpet at last night’s Emmy’s.  Fit-and-flare silhouettes ruled the red carpet, as well as deep v-necklines, high-slit dresses, short sleeves and one-shoulder styles as featured in an array of blue, blue and red hues, and accessorized with embellishments from head-to-toe.

Here are some of our favorites:

 

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Fab Finds Friday: Miyu Beauty

 

Totally in love with MIYU Beauty!

Bridesmaids Gift

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MIYU is a beauty brand that pairs the tea with their innovative skin care, infusing beauty from the inside out. MIYU Beauty is offering our delicious and skin-enhancing hydrate mi beauty tea as a gorgeous wedding favor.  Not only that, their  ‘a prettea little quartet’ introductory kits are perfect as bridesmaids gifts – or for all occasions, as wella s some other great options for favors. With two different lines to hydrate or destress, there is something for everyone who wants to be pampered.

 

The Little Blue Wedding Book for Saint Simons & Jekyll Island Weddings!

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We are so very excited to announce our newest baby at Cocktails and Details!

 

Being a Saint Simons wedding planner, we  have planned all types of weddings, worked with some of the best wedding photographers and designed with talented wedding florists in the area. We also know how hard it is to plan a destination wedding in Saint Simons Island or Jekyll Island being far away. You are struck with so many questions:

  • Who is the best wedding photographer in Saint Simons Island?
  • How do you have a Jekyll Island Beach Wedding?
  • What should you look for in a wedding caterer?
  • What Saint Simons Island wedding venue is perfect for me?

We’ve taken a lot of the guesswork and stress out of planning a wedding in the Golden Isles, with The Little Blue Wedding Book.  This sweet little book outdoes any preferred vendor list you will receive from wedding venues that tend to be outdated and sparse.  It also goes beyond what any online directory can give you.   It tells you which vendor would be perfect for you, which hotels are in close proximity to create your room blocks and so much more.

 

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The book is filled with our go-to wedding vendors and professional services that are in our “little blue book”, put together in a easy to understand listing that gives you everything you need to know to narrow down your decisions. It is also filled with design ideas, planning tips and other resources that are crucial to your wedding planning.  In the iPad version, you can highlight, make notes, share notes and have access to the vast in-book glossary of wedding lingo that you have to know while planning your wedding.  The alternate digital version allows you to view on your computer,  phone, tablet, mobile reading device or app, as well as print out necessary pages.

 

The iPad version is available in iTunes and the digital version is online at www.littleblueweddingbook.com.