We’re about to get really personal…and I mean really personal. I remarked to someone the other day that my favorite party of the day is getting home and taking my bra off. As a woman, there’s no greater feeling than releasing the material confining your chest and feeling free. Turns out, I’m not the only one who feels this way. A 20-second Buzzfeed video titled, “What It Feels Like To Take Off Your Bra” has over 700,000 views on Youtube. But, bras are here to stay and when sized correctly, the right one can enhance the appearance of your clothing, make you feel more confident and maximize your, eh-hem, assets.
Bras do come with a lot of tricky nuisances, though. I’ve learned for example, when buying a bra with padding, I personally have to get a size up to avoid the feeling of tightness and suffocation. I also spend an intimate 20 minutes with new bras adjusting the straps so they fit just perfectly.
Below, ThirdLove, a company that boasts a 100% fit bra guarantee, has created an infographic with some “bra-blems” and solutions, so that you can easily solve any issues that prevent you from feeling your best. You’re welcome.
I was introduced to Mirina Collections on Instagram. After seeing the gorgeous photos of Mirina girls wearing these beautiful, one-of-a-kind statement necklace pieces, I knew I had to get my hands on them as soon as possible. The items in the collection are not for the timid; they are for the bold fashionista that doesn’t mind capturing the attention of everyone in the room. The best part of these necklaces, is that they are stackable, so you can wear just one for a chic and trendy look or wear multiple to be a complete head turner. If you follow me on Instagram then you have already seen we rocking some of these amazing pieces in the pictures below. Want to snag one of these hot necklaces for yourself. Use coupon code “delia20” for 20% off anything on the website. Happy shopping!
During the winter months legwear is an absolute must, especially if you want to wear stylish dresses and skirts all season to show off your gorgeous legs. Check out No nonsense, a brand that offers super trendy tights, boot socks, slip shorts, leggings and more to make sure that your legs not only look their best, but that you are as comfortable as you are stylish while wearing these essentials.
The brand just released their latest innovation, No nonsense NO Seamless Tights, which features a seamless technology, allowing for a sleek look, so you feel as if you are wearing nothing at all. Plus, your clothes will flow over it smoothly and you don’t have to work about any harsh seams and lines showing through. As part of the new launch, the brand is inviting everyone to answer the question, “what are you comfortable saying no to?” Details below and visit their Facebook page to enter.
Makeup on the weekend? Checking email on vacation? “Too tight” tights? We think there are times when it’s okay to just say no! No nonsense’s new NO Tights allow you to say goodbye to uncomfortable undergarments that ruin your day. So tell us, what are you comfortable saying no to? Upload an image on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #BeComfortableWithNO for a chance to win a $500 American Express gift card and No nonsense prize pack!
Behind every great brand is a unique story, and the same holds true for Spanish brand UNOde50, a line of handcrafted accessories that was developed with the idea of creating just 50 units of each design. Today, the company holds true to this promise of exclusivity by releasing 50 limited edition pieces with each collection.
Each item has a unique and distinctive design, and also features a small padlock icon designed to symbolize the protection of the exclusivity of the number of pieces. Just as unique as the design, are the collection themes which include inspiration from earth and celestial elements.
One of my favorites is the Orbits & Lunar phases collection, which is inspired by the new beginnings and experiences that comes along with each new moon. The designs have been carefully combined with leather and are silver plated. Items in the collection have names such as “Space Crash” and “Out of Orbit.”
Another favorite is the Stars & Nebulas collection, which has a variety of gorgeous accessories to choose from, some of which include a stunning blue toned faceted prism Swarovski crystal. Fun names in the collection range from “All stars” to “Meteor shower.”
Other collections include “Air, Water & Sand,” “Animal Instinct” and “Gold Collection.”
UNOde50 can be found in over 40 countries with more than 100 stores around the world including Madrid, Rome, Milan, Berlin, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Moscow, Panama, Paris. To learn more, click here.
Professional nail care brand CND was responsible for 24 gilded nail designs at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. The creations drew inspiration from ancient Egypt and including Cleopatra, the Sphinx and various elements of Egyptology, to compliment the dramatic, avant-garde clothing.
The elite artists of the CND Design Lab Team hand-sculpted the nails and embellishments with CND™ Liquid & Powder and BRISA™ Gel, then added layers of color with SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish and CND™ Additives. Royal golden tones ruled the color palette – antiqued, shimmering and expensive – while accents of blue, turquoise, red and green added texture and dimension. Hieroglyphics, snake and crocodile skins, gold-plated wings, draped headdresses and scarab beetles were constructed and embellished with an array of unconventional materials, including feathers, foils, ribbons, chains, gems, jewels and stones. A sarcophagus nail even opened to reveal a mummified pharaoh donning the actual golden locks of designer Phillipe Blond. A result of over 600 combined hours of production, these highly sculptural designs were the perfect accessory for The Blonds’ theatrical collection.
“The CND team never ceases to amaze us with their unique creative vision. If we can dream it, they can bring it to life,” said The Blonds designer David Blond. “The nails are an integral part of our overall story. Seeing it all come to life on the runway is incredible,” added Phillipe Blond.
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.
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.
Nubian Skin, which is based in London, recently launched at Nordstrom stores in the US and ships worldwide. Learn more.
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.
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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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
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.
For more information, click here.