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Skin Authority on HSN Beauty Report 10/30 + $138 Giveaway

[ 21 ] October 24, 2014 |

Celeste Hilling, Skin Authority CEO featured on

10/30 on HSN Beauty Report 7 & 8 pm EST

Skin Authority Firm & Fit Duo

Skin Authority Firm & Fit Duo will be featured on HSN Beauty Report on 10/30 (reg. $138, special HSN: $79

I have been a Skin Authority Ambassador for almost 5 years. I have tried a wide range of Skin Authority products featuring many in individual reviews on my blog. I was interested when Skin Authority wanted to send along to me their Firm & Fit Duo that will be the featured star on HSN Beauty Report 10/30. Most Skin Authority products that I tried, I loved, and 7 of them are still part of my beauty routine daily or weekly!

Skin Authority Firm & Fit Duo

Firm & Fit Duo from Skin Authority

The Firm & Fit Duo consists of two of my all time favorite Skin Authority products! You can learn more about each of them when they are featured on the HSN Beauty Report on 10/30 7 & 8 PM EST. Celeste Hilling, Skin Authority CEO and (BLONDE…you know that’s important on this blog) woman over 45, has been invited to present Fit & Firm Duo for an unheard of HSN special price of $79 (normally $138).

Celeste Hilling Skin Authority CEO

I have been using both of the Fit & Firm Duo products for 4 years. They are normally sold separately, but it’s brilliant to pair them in my opinion. I have always used them together (along with the Skin Authority Daily Cleanser)

The first product in the DUO is the Skin Authority Resurfacing Accelerator. Resurfacing Accelerator is a gentle leave-on peel that transforms the appearance of your skin as you sleep. I love that it works without making my uber-sensitive skin feel red and raw. Clinical results show: 29% improvement in moisture levels; 24% increase in firmness; 33% reduction in fine lines; 5% increase in skin firmness.

The second product in the DUO is the Tri-Power Peptide Hydrator. The Tri-Power Peptide formula is the triple threat in the fight against aging. It firms, evens tone, and hydrates. This is the only moisturizer I currently use. My skin always feel smooth and plump when I apply it. Clinical studies show: 550% increase in collagen, 60% reduction in fine lines; 44% reduction in deep wrinkles, 14% reduction in roughness, 19.5% increase in tone, 10% reduction in age spots.

Shelley Zurek Skin Authority Ambassador

At 53, I think my skin still looks fairly awesome! I attribute it to good genes, staying out of the sun and Skin Authority.

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THE GIVEAWAY

October 24-31, 2014 11:59 PM EST US ONLY 18+ years of age, only where legal

THE PRIZE

$138 Skin Authority Fit & Firm Duo, including:

  • Tri-Power Peptide Hydrator
  • Resurfacing Accelerator

This Fit & Firm Duo giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter here will win.

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$250 Pattern LA Signature Leather Bag Giveaway! Breast Cancer Awareness

[ 42 ] October 23, 2014 |

Think Pink with Pattern LA

Pattern LA Signature Pink Bag PINK Tiffany Lehrman

The Chief Blonde is wearing Pattern LA Signature pink bag– Leather c/o ($250); 3/4 Sleeve denim jacket (similar); Sterling Forever bracelet ($25) and necklace ($39); Nine West Pumps (similar),  Forever 21 Skirt (similar), Made in Detroit Bog Seger Tee ($25)

Fall is settling in around here, as my deck will tell you (leaves everywhere)! I love adding a pop of bright fuschia with this Pattern LA Signature Pink bag that they sent along to us. As much as I love pink, I don’t own a pink bag…imagine. I am fairly sure that in all my 53 years I have never owned a pink bag. Well, whoot…today’s the day.

Pattern LA Signature Pink Bag PINK Tiffany Lehrman

A mid-size tote like this truly a great size, just big enough but not too big. Don’t you adore the Signature Pattern Laser cut design of this bag. It’s a logo without being a logo! The material is a soft pebble leather so this bag is like butter! I can see this bag making a lot of blog appearances!

Pattern LA Supports Susan G. Komen Organization for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pattern LA Pink Products for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During the month of October, shop Pattern LA pink bags and 20% will go to the Susan G. Koman Organization to help fight breast cancer.

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An Inspirational Woman over 45 — Pattern LA Owner & Designer, Tiffany Lerman

London-born designer, Tiffany Lerman (or TT as she is known to her friends and family), has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, a love of bags and an affinity for beautiful prints and colors. Named as a play on TT, her nickname, Pattern offers a vibrant collection of essential tote bags featuring exclusive and delightful textile designs. Pattern embodies a simple, casual and charming look that women of all ages will want to carry with them everywhere – from the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of London! Tiffany is an inspirational woman over 45, who has created 3 companies in her short colorful life. To see Tiffany’s Bio click here: http://tlerman.uberflip.com/i/296910

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WIN IT FOR A SURVIVOR!

Pattern LA  is bringing you this $250 Pattern LA Signature Leather Bag so you can enter to “Win for the Survivor” in your life.  So if you are a survivor, know someone who is a survivor, or someone who has helped a survivor on their journey then enter for a chance to WIN IT FOR A SURVIVOR.  If you haven’t been touched by breast cancer, and you would like us to choose someone from the stories shared, we can do that too!

THE GIVEAWAY

October 24-31, 2014 11:59 PM EST US ONLY 18+ years of age, only where legal

THE PRIZE

$250 Pattern LA Bag.  This Pattern LA giveaway is exclusively hosted on our blog, so only those who enter HERE will win.  

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NYC Inspired: Elie Tahari for DesigNation, Kohl’s,

[ 106 ] October 22, 2014 |

Look who’s Modeling Elie Tahari for DesigNation…Elle Tahari for DesigNation

The Chief Blonde is wearing the Elie Tahari for DesigNation NYC Skyline Fit & Flare Dress , Kohl’s($84, Sale $58), Simply Vera Vera Wang Opaque Control-Top Tights, Kohl’s ($14, Sale $10), Tiffany Atlas Collection Bracelet and Earrings, Gold and O-ring Ring (Swiss made), Glass Necklace (similar).  All Photos: R. Jolly

Kohl’s just brought out the Elie Tahari for DesigNation line. With iconic cityscape prints and a cosmopolitan color palette, the Elie Tahari for DesigNation collection captures the fresh, unabashed attitude of the city that never sleeps. They sent me along a few pieces to feature. I think you will enjoy this video where Elie Tahari discusses his design philosophy for the collection.

While this line is featured on a younger crowd in the video, I think it translates well across age groups.

Elle Tahari for DesigNation still Blonde after all these YEARS

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Elle Tahari for DesigNation still Blonde after all these YEARS

Elle Tahari for DesigNation still Blonde after all these YEARS

Elie Tahari for DesigNation Scuba Mixed-Media Bomber Jacket ($120, Sale $84) 

I wore this outfit when I went with my 4 sister-in-laws for lunch at Buon Gusto in Brighton, MI. A lady in the restaurant came over, out of the blue, and asked me where I got my jacket. I let her try it on and she turned to her mom and said, “We’re going to Kohl’s after lunch.” Another cute story about this outfit, I asked in a facebook blogging group for a little photo help with the main photo for this post.  The blogger who helped me fix my issue, loved the dress so much she went out that night and bought it for herself!

What do you think of the the new Elie Tahari for DesigNation line?

 

Bootie Trends Fall 2014

[ 23 ] October 22, 2014 |

It’s Fall and you know what that means? BOOTS!

Midnight Velvet Bootie Trends for fall 2014 Still Blonde after all these years

The Chief Blonde was sent two fabulous items from our Midnight Velvet :  The Carlos Santana Equinox bootie ($110) and the Soft Sophisticate Top ($50).  Pants are Levis, necklace is handmade. 

FALL FALL FALL!  Not much I love about it  to be honest. I am just a summer person all the way. But as I always try to find the light in everything, one of the shining lights about fall for me is BOOTS and BOOTIES.

Midnight Velvet Bootie Trends for fall 2014 Carlos Santana Bootie

I mean come on! Aren’t these pretty darn fabulous? The Carlos Santana Brand is one of my favorite as it is always edgy but the shoes are super comfortable. Midnight Velvet usually carries several Carlos Santana styles.  Midnight Velvet also has a huge variety of booties in various styles, from low and flat to Western to high and slinky!

Midnight Velvet Bootie Trends for fall 2014 Still Blonde after all these years

Bootie Trends Fall 2014 Details Left to Right, Top to Bottom (all Booties from Midnight Velvet): Black Annie Sleek Bootie ($100), Olive Carlos Santana Equinox Bootie ($110), Brown Restricted Bakersfield Bootie ($100), Dingo Willy Bootie ($140), Bronze Ritual Bootie ($110), Linquette Bootie ($160), Two Tone Boot ($100, Sale $30), Tassle  Zip Bootie ($130), Clarks Christine Tilt Bootie ($150).

Once I figured out how to style these booties, I wanted an edgy top to match the bootie’s style. I chose this Midnight Velvet Soft Sophisticate with peek-a-boo shoulders. Isn’t it just the right blend of sweet and biker chick?
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Midnight Velvet Bootie Trends for fall 2014

All photos were taken in front of an Old General Store in Kilmanagh. Mi. If you ever want to get epic outfit shots, get outside of your regular environment and discover the cool architecture and landscape around you!  Like this:

Midnight Velvet Bootie Trends for fall 2014 Still Blonde after all these years

Great clothes like these from Midnight Velvet can help you hold up buildings (just kidding!), but you will look pretty darn fab as you are cruising the fall colors! Enjoy!

Midnight Velvet was our First Place Event Sponsor for the Fall Fashionista Event

Midnight Velvet gave one lucky entrant in the Fall Fashionista Event a $300 shopping spree on their site.

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