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Subscription Boxes For That Time of Month

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Nowadays there seems to be a subscription box for everything. Whether it’s all-natural beauty products, gym clothing, shoes and even food, there’s a subscription service that will deliver these items to you at least once a month. But, a lot of subscription boxes are unnecessary. You do not need to have new clothes and nail polish every month; but, if you are female, there is one thing you do need once a month, because of something you have that comes once a month…your period.

I recently discovered a variety of subscription boxes that provide all you need to get through that special visit from Mother Nature. Gone are the days of running out of the necessities you need to help you get through your monthly cycle. Below are just a few, but believe me, there are plenty of more out there. You’re welcome.

Lola (mylola.com) – Choose your preferred assortment of 18 light, regular, and super 100% cotton tampons in a customized assortment delivered to your door. You can select your shipment frequency and cancel or modify your subscription anytime. (Prices start at $10)

Le Parcel (leparcel.com) – Get 25 items of tampons, pads and panty liners, as well as gluten-free truffles to satisfy your chocolate craving during that time of month and a special, curated gift. ($15/month)

The Period Store (theperiodstore.com) – Customize your package with your feminine hygiene products from traditional, alternative, eco-friendly or international. Then select gourmet sweets, tea bags and medicine packs. (Prices range from $15-$30)

Helloflow (helloflo.com) – Select a monthly plan based on how heavy your flow is, and it will be delivered to you 5 days before your expected period in a discrete box. You can choose pads or tampons, or a combination of both, and even order specialty boxes including period starter, college campus, and new mom kits.


Nubian Skin: Lingerie Line For Women of Color

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Nude undergarments are a must-have for women who want a polished look when wearing sheer or white clothing. But, for many women whose skin tones are darker than the average version of “nude” available on the market, which is usually a shade of beige, finding the perfect seamless undergarment can be difficult. A new hosiery and lingerie line, NubianSkin, is aiming to change that with the introduction of a line of essential undergarment needs, available in suitable skin-tones for women of color.

Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, developed the line after being frustrated by the lack of undergarments that met the needs of ethic women. With the new line, women can choose from four different dark skin tone shades including Café au Lait, Caramel, Cinnamon and Berry. The company has a skin-tone matching guide on their website to help customers select the hue that best suits them.

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Nubian Skin, which is based in London, recently launched at Nordstrom stores in the US and ships worldwide. Learn more.


Airport Beauty: Kiosks That Get You Glam While Traveling

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During a recent trip I was walking through the airport and noticed that among the rows of restaurants and souvenir shops, stood a few vending machines. But, what was most interesting about these vending machines is you couldn’t get candy or drinks out of them; you could, however, get beauty products. Beauty kiosks are popping up in airports across the country, making it easy for you to get glam on-the-go, or make that flight delay seem a whole lot shorter.

Sephora offers a kiosk stocked full of over 50 products ranging from skin care to fragrance from a wide range of brands.

Last year, Essie launched self-service digital beauty kiosks across airports and malls with 48 different bottles of polish, retailing for $8.50 each.

Benefit Cosmetic’s placed their kiosk, Glam-and-Go, in over 26 airport terminals across the US, offering their best-selling products in a vintage pink bus design.

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And, want to bring your favorite beauty product in your carry on, but airport liquid restrictions holding you back? 3 fl oz’s kiosks offer TSA approved travel-sized beauty, grooming and wellness products.

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Summer Jewelry Must-Have: Efva Attling

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With warmer temperatures now here, I have been shedding my winter coat for lighter styles! And what is better to add to your summer ensemble than some flash? I visited Efva Attling for summer inspired pieces, and this designer did not disappoint.

From Sweden and a model, Ms. Attling has been designing jewelry since the age of eleven. But the runway could not stop her from her pursuing her passion – jewelry design. Ms. Attling’s collections each tell a story. Working with precious metals and precious stones, she created strings of butterflies to a starry sky at night. Wearing one of these pieces will certainly make you stand out from the crowd.

One of my favorite pieces in the store was a ring made into a cross made of 18 carat gold, and conflict free diamonds with the highest clarity.

And for the man looking to pop the question, Ms. Atling has a wedding selection that would make any future bride scream “YES!” The mixture of colorful precious stones and diamonds are sure to turn heads and make her feel all the more special because of the unique designs.

So, whether you are looking for that once of a kind piece, or to let someone know that they are the one, Efva Attling’s designs is for you. Stop in and indulge yourself or your love.

Location in NYC:
36 Little West 12th Street,
New York, NY 10014


Fashion that Offers Sun Protection

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It’s important to protect your skin from potential sun damage all year-long, and one of the best ways to do that is by wearing sunscreen. But, if you want an added layer of protection, while still looking chic, check out some of the accessories from Bloxsun. The company offers what they call “undercover sunwear” with UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 50+ fabric proven to block 98% of the sun’s UV rays without the use of chemicals or additives.

The thin, delicate skin on the hands is more prone to premature aging than all other parts of the body. When driving or participating in outdoor activities, you can wear Bloxsun Sun Gloves ($40, bloxsun.com), which offer discreet yet effective sun protection. The nude-colored stretch nylon gloves feature friction dots on the palms to provide UV protection without compromising grip.

And, while running around town or lounging at the pool, you can wear Bloxsun Sun Scarves ($68, bloxsun.com) to reduce the risk of sun damage and skin cancer. Wear it over your head or as a wrap.

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Bloxsun Sun Gloves

For more information, click here.


Fashion & Architecture Combine On the Catwalk

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On July 17th, model and entrepreneur Jessica Minh Anh will transform a solar power plant, Gemasolar, in Seville, Spain into a fashion catwalk for J Summer Fashion Show 2015. But, this won’t be just any runway, Jessica will be unveiling the world’s first solar-powered catwalk at the highly anticipated event which will showcase one-of-a-kind haute couture, flamenco, and jewelry collections, while also serving as a platform to promote the convergence of advanced technology and environmental preservation.

With the cinematic backdrop of the famous central tower and thousands of mirrors, the sunshine catwalk is expected to redefine the standard for modern fashion presentations. Additionally, the Summer Fashion Show 2015 will be filmed using the latest drone technology, which will allow the sun’s effect on the cutting-edge design and fashion collections to be artistically highlighted.

Jessica is no stranger to developing innovative catwalks at iconic venues. This event will mark the 10th history-making production for the entrepreneur, who counts shows at the Eiffel Tower, London’s Tower Bridge, Grand Canyon Skywalk, and One World Trade Center under her belt.

For more information on the show and to see a video trailer about the catwalk, please click here.


Delialicious Style: Flowy Summer Top

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Spring has been cold here in NYC, which has me yearning for the warm summer months. I got excited when the weather warmed up enough over the weekend so I could wear a new top i just bought from Steps New York. The flowy chiffon fabric moves swiftly as I walk, allowing the spring breeze to seep through and cool me down. The most gorgeous part of the top has got to be the back, which features a chain embellishment that accentuates the upper back. The chain can be removed and worn as a necklace, bracelet or headpiece, so it’s multifunctional.

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The front of the shirt features a collar adorned with crystals that come to life in the sun as it shimmers in the sun. This is the perfect top for Spring and event summer.

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I paired the top with jeans and gold BCBG pumps. Full makeup look and details will be up on Instagram, so visit me there!


Delialicious Style: Spring Chic

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Last weekend was a beautiful spring day here in NYC, so I decided to pull out one of my favorite tops and paired it with jeans and heels a for a chic, but casual spring day outing. The top features a shimmery gold fabric with a teal stripe pattern, perfect for celebrating the sunshine and warmer weather.

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For my makeup I kept it simple wearing Flower Beauty lipstick in Ginger Lilly on the lips. Because I was out in the sun, I chose to wear a bronzer with some spf in it, so I wore Physician’s Formula City Glow Daily Defense Bronzer SPF 30. On my eyes, I wore Physican’s Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Extreme Shimmer Gel Cream Shadow & Liner Trio since the shimmers in it nicely matched my top.

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What’s your go-to spring chic look?


Flower Power: Perfect Headbands for Coachella

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It’s that time of year again – Coachella – the annual music festival that brings out droves of people to bake in the sun while listening to groovy tunes. The one fashion trend that has always been a staple at the event is floral headbands. I’ve sourced the web to find some worthy of the beachy waves it will adorn.

Rose Up Metallic Headband, $12.50

Rose Up Metallic Headband, $12.50

 Flower Power Headband, $9.00


Flower Power Headband, $9.00

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Dalia Flower Crown, $20

DAISY FLOWER CROWN, $10.95

DAISY FLOWER CROWN, $10.95

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Rosette Headband, $4.90

 


Get The Look: Jennifer Hudson’s Black Jumpsuit

Jennifer Hudson at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards (Photo by Axelle Woussen/Bauer-Griffin)
Jennifer Hudson at the Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards (Photo by Axelle Woussen/Bauer-Griffin)

Jennifer Hudson at the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards (Photo by Axelle Woussen/Bauer-Griffin)

Jennifer Hudson stunned on the red carpet on March 28th wearing a fabulous black jumpsuit to the 28th annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Inglewood, California. The all-black fitted number stood on its own with a sexy v-neckline, while the only bright pops of color were seen with the purple lipstick she rocked and the blue strap on the sassy sandals that adorned her feet. Perfect for Spring, here are some black rompers you can wear, inspired by the American Idol starlet.

FRENCH CONNECTION Jumpsuit - Mona Crepe, Sale $148.50

FRENCH CONNECTION Jumpsuit – Mona Crepe, Sale $148.50

 

Bar III Crisscross Jumpsuit, $79.50

Bar III Crisscross Jumpsuit, $79.50

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