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Style Sessions Link Up: The 80th Edition – Fashion Flashback


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! I am so excited because this week marks the 80th edition! I truly can’t believe it’s been that long. Thank you all so much for joining me here each week – having you part of this, sharing your style, your thoughts and a little piece of your life is what makes the Style Elixir community so wonderful. I wanted to take a little look back and share a few of my favorite outfits with you, I’d absolutely love to know which one you like most…

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In case you’re new here, Style Sessions is live every Tuesday from 12am PST. It’s all about sharing what we’ve been wearing, or if you’re on a budget, a virtual outfit you’d love to wear! Every week I also select someone to showcase as ‘Head Stylist’ in the next edition – it’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the fashion link-up? Add your post now and meet some new fashionistas! I simply ask that you please follow Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’TwitterFacebook or Instagram!) and provide a link to this in your post or add the button below to your blog. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!

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The 80th Edition – Fashion Flashback…

I hope you enjoy this little fashion flashback, as I was reflecting on prior editions of Style Sessions I realized there are certain pieces that just seem to work with everything, style staples I believe everyone needs in their wardrobe.

I absolutely love my Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag and Ray Ban aviator sunglasses, these Michael Kors black patent heels (the best heels ever, still can’t believe they’re under $100!), GiGi New York leather clutch (love the monogram!), YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange and these J.Brand denim jeans.

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Meet Our Head Stylist…

I’m excited to introduce you to our Head Stylist, Rachel from Rachel The Hat! How perfect and light is this summer dress…

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STYLE Q&A WITH RACHEL:

How would you describe your style?  I would describe my style as colorful! I love to mix colours in my outfits, pairing colours that perhaps people may not have thought to have tried. One thing I know is that my style is ever evolving and i don’t think I’ve found my ‘signature style’ just yet. I love to try new trends and remix old items with new pieces.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  I recently bought my first Jumpsuit (here) and I am absolutely loving wearing this item. It’s just so easy to dress up with some statement jewelry and heels or style casual with some flat shoes and a scarf.

What inspired you to start your blog?  I wanted an outlet for my love for fashion, at the time I worked in a male predominant industry where nobody even cared what i wore each day. Starting the blog and finding like minded ladies to talk fashion with was just the outlet I needed.  I also had just had my son Neo and felt i needed a push to get out of my comfy sweats and back in to real clothes. It worked too,Ii started to look forward to getting dressed again and then sharing with the blogasphere!

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without: Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch (Touche Eclat equivalent) amazing for my tired eyes! Eyebrow pencil (I am severely eyebrow challenged after being an over zealous plucker in my teens.. plus it was the 80′s.. thin was in!) Maybelline BB cream. So great for evening out my skin tone and is a great spf too!

What is your best beauty trick? Red lipstick! Every time! I swear by it. If I have a business meeting or an appointment and I immediately want to look put together, red lipstick does the trick. It also makes me feel chic and ladylike!

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? I’m a Travel agent by day so this changes quite often for me. I’m also quite fortunate to have been to some lovely places too. One of my dream holidays was Borneo to go to the baby orang-utan orphanage.. that would be awesome! But then on a different day I would probably say anywhere (or multiple stops would be even better!) in Italy. I love Italy very very much. The food, the culture, the fashion… it’s my favourite place.

Tell us something not many people know about you?   Um, well this is very new and hardly anybody knows, but I’m currently working on a a brand new venture.  Yosa, is my new online boutique launching soon selling statement jewelry and accessories. I’m so excited!

To discover more about Rachel, visit Rachel The Hat!

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Fab Favorites Link Up: Beauty Talk – Physicians Formula Makeup Review


Happy Friday and welcome to the Fab Favorites Link Up! I hope you’ve all enjoyed a wonderful week, I’ve been counting down the days until the big Nordstrom anniversary sale… and it’s heeeeere! Check out my rather long wish list below, I snapped up a few my favorites already (the good things always sell out quick!).

Handbags & Wallets:

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Watches:

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Shoes:

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BEAUTY: Physicians Formula Makeup Review

As most of you probably know, I’m also completely obsessed with hair and beauty – I absolutely adore makeup and trying new products. I’ve used Physicians Formula for years, the first time I was away on family vacation and forgot my bronzer (ugh, don’t you hate when you forget things!), so I just wanted to buy a inexpensive one to get me through. Well, it was so lucky I forgot my bronzer – as the new one I chose was amazing and I’ve had it in my repertoire ever since.

So when Physicians Formula sent me some of their new products to try, I was delighted! I’m going to share a little makeup review of my favorite ones with you today – and if you’re a Physicians Formula fan too or would like to try it, Target currently have Buy One, Get One Free on the entire range (until the end of tomorrow, Saturday July 19… although even at full price, they are not expensive and I find the quality is brilliant, just as good as most of my really expensive makeup).

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Over the last year in particular, I’ve become so much more aware of what I am actually putting on my skin. Aside from the glam factor, I must say I love that there is a real focus on natural ingredients in the Physicians Formula range. A few of the stand-out favorites for me are…

ORGANIC WEAR MASCARA
Firstly, I love that 100% of the ingredients used in this mascara are natural and taking it one step further, 70% of them are organic. I always look for a mascara that can give me not only length, but volume too – without the clumps. This one certainly delivered! It went on smooth and lasted all day, which is so important for me, I don’t like carrying makeup around and I was so impressed when I got home to find it was still beautifully black and intense. How fab is the tube too, I love the unique shape and found it fit in my hand perfectly when applying (it aligns with the curve of your index finder as you brush it on!).

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SHIMMER STRIPS
Oh my gosh, how cute is the packaging!! I love love LOVE it! This glam little compact is magnetic and has the 12-color palette in the front, then the back opens to reveal a mirror and two applicator brushes. I adore fresh, natural, golden skin and found this a genius set for both the eyes and dusting on a little face glow! I used it as an eye shadow, bronzer, blush and highlighter on the top of my cheek bones and the bridge of my nose. If you’re like me and fairly new to contouring, there is a fabulous guide in the back of the palette… so no matter where you are, you can just follow the steps. I have to say this is one of my favorite new makeup finds, as mentioned I don’t like carrying a ton of makeup in my handbag, so instead of bringing a bunch of different products during the day, I just carried this.

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BEAUTY BALM BB BRONZER
So we’ve all heard about the skin nourishing benefits of BB creams, now this is the first ever BB bronzer! It’s difficult for me to describe just how excited I am about this… as mentioned, their bronzers were what got me hooked on Physicians Formula years ago – and this newly released one, it’s on another level. I am so particular when it comes to the bronzer I use, it needs to look super natural and have none of that dreaded organgey hue. This one gets a massive tick in the box on both accounts! It even has SPF 20, vitamins C and E, plus other natural extracts to help with smoothing and brightening. Oh and the color itself is just divine. I’m so excited to have tried this, it’s without doubt my new go-to bronzer!

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If you’d like to stock-up on your Physicians Formula favorites or try some new products, don’t forget Target currently have Buy One, Get One Free on the entire range. But hurry, it’s only on until the end of tomorrow, Saturday July 19!
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For the Fab Favorites Link Up, I’m joined by two lovely and oh-so-fabulous Co-Hosts, Megan from Pretty Is As Pretty Does and Zia from The Hunter Collector.  It’s always fun to discover new people and learn more about them, so I hope you enjoy meeting Megan and Zia – be sure to go and say a warm hello! If you’re interested in co-hosting, just email me for details. Remember… you can share anything – a previous post, or a post about your favorite things. Whatever takes your fancy!

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Summer Style – Beach Essentials Giveaway


There’s nothing like going to the beach on a beautiful, hot summer day! It’s the perfect place to cool off, get a tan and have endless amounts of fun! A little ocean therapy is an amazing way to clear your mind too. However, you can’t go to the beach without some beach essentials, right?

So today I’m collaborating with a group of fabulous bloggers and stores to bring you a Summer Style – Beach Essentials Giveaway! One lucky reader will win $350 cash, plus a selection of beach accessories (look below to see what those items are!). To enter the giveaway, simply use the Rafflecopter located underneath the images below – and remember, the more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win!

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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: The Metallic Dress


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! This week I’m sharing one of my favorite new dresses – I adore all things metallic and as soon as I saw this, I was in love! With a statement dress you don’t want your accessories to complete, so I went with neutral heels, stud earrings and added a little color with bright lipstick (it’s also Kourtney Kardashian’s favorite color).

Finally, I curled my hair using my go-to GHD irons (I’ve used these for 10 years, they are amazing!). Oh and if you haven’t entered my Walgreens Gift Card giveaway yet, be sure to enter – you just have to leave a blog comment (how easy is that!).

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In case you’re new here, Style Sessions is live every Tuesday from 12am PST. It’s all about sharing what we’ve been wearing, or if you’re on a budget, a virtual outfit you’d love to wear! Every week I also select someone to showcase as ‘Head Stylist’ in the next edition – it’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the fashion link-up? Add your post now and meet some new fashionistas! I simply ask that you please follow Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’TwitterFacebook or Instagram!) and provide a link to this in your post or add the button below to your blog. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!

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The Metallic Dress…

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Meet Our Head Stylist…

I’m excited to introduce you to our Head Stylist, Debbie from Fashion Fairy Dust! I thought this was a perfect relaxed weekend look and I adore the leopard shoes…

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STYLE Q&A WITH DEBBIE:

How would you describe your style?  I would have to describe my style as casual meets dressy. I definitely prefer my outfits to be comfortable and casual, but I always throw in an unexpected dressy element. And by the same token, if I’m dressed up I’ll often add something a bit more laid back to add a little bit of interest.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  I’d have to go with floral prints and pastels…and I’m super happy that plaid is still going strong for next fall/winter. My personal belief though is if you really are into something it doesn’t matter if it’s “trendy” or not, you should wear it if it makes you feel happy and good about yourself.

What inspired you to start your blog?  I started Fashion Fairy Dust because I have always really been into style and fashion and wanted a way to share that passion with others and a blog provided me with that opportunity. I got into blogging kind of late in the game age-wise, and I actually think that is in my favor. It’s important for women of all ages to see that great style has nothing to do with a number and everything to do with what looks great on you.

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without: 1. Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner Pencil…I never leave home without it. 2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer. I use the concealer for dark circles and the brightener to highlight. 3. It’s A 10 Miracle Leave In Conditioner…It’s a bit pricey, but it works wonders on my thick course hair as well as my daughter’s naturally curly hair.

What is your best beauty trick?  Even if I’m not wearing eye shadow I always put highlighter on my brow bone and the inner corners of my eyes. It really wakes them up.

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? Anywhere that has blue water and white sand.

Tell us something not many people know about you?   Okay, this is weird, but chicken creeps me out. Not the actual bird, the food version. The only time I will even consider eating it is if my husband or I cook it, and it has to be really really thin chicken breast. What can I say? When I wear my “weirdo” graphic tee, I really mean it!

To discover more about Debbie, visit Fashion Fairy Dust!

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Home Makeover: Win A $500 West Elm Gift Card


Today I’m so delighted to be collaborating with Kiss Me Darling and Bloggers Closet to bring you an amazing giveaway! Fashion doesn’t just encompass clothes and accessories, there should also be fashion in the home! I’m a big believer in beautifying your surroundings, so we’ve created a fabulous $500 giveaway to give your home a little makeover at one of the best places for stunning decor, West Elm!

One lucky reader will win a $500 West Elm Gift Card to splurge on some amazing home goods! To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open until midnight on Monday July 21 and remember, the more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! Oh and for decor lovers around the globe, this giveaway is open internationally.

I’ve bought quite a lot for my home from West Elm and in addition to being gorgeous, the quality has been great. These are a few of my favorite pieces…

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Giveaway Details:
-  Giveaway will run for one week starting July 14th 2014 and will end on July 21st 2014 at midnight
- The winner will be announced on Wednesday July 23rd 2014
-  The winner’s entries will be verified, so please be honest in completing them

-  This giveaway is open internationally

 

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Join Toni&Guy for an exclusive Saturdate at Walgreens + Win A Gift Card!


I’m excited to share an exciting event happening tomorrow! On Saturday, you can meet with Beauty Advisors at select Walgreens locations and receive fabulous tips to amp up your look – it’s for one day only!

Plus, I’m giving one lucky reader the chance to win a $50 Walgreens Gift Card! To enter, just leave a comment and tell me which collection sums up your hair style – casual, classic or glamour (yes, it’s seriously that easy). I’ll draw the winner and email them next Friday (July 18).

Come to select Walgreens tomorrow, Saturday July 12th 2014 anytime from 10am to 5pm, receive expert advice from their Beauty Advisors and learn how to create a look that matches your personal style with Toni&Guy hair products. They will also be giving out $3 off coupons for all Toni&Guy products, so you can try them and save! Mark your calendars because these coupons are only available July 12th, 2014.

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I have to say, hair isn’t just hair… it can be your best fashion accessory! I often love creating beautiful big curls, wearing pretty make-up and pairing it with a simple white tee and shorts. The perfect weekend wardrobe – it’s an amazing way to channel a summery casual cool vibe.

Toni&Guy has a cutting edge range of hair care and styling products from one of the most innovative salons in the world, with years of experience creating trends backstage at international runway shows. Just like in fashion, how you wear your hair speaks volumes about your style. So when it comes to looking good, don’t forget about your hair! Whatever look you’re going for, you’ll find the right Toni&Guy products to achieve a unique style from the head down…

 

The Casual Collection:
For the girl who loves to look effortlessly cool, but still sexy. Use these styling products to create loose, textured and carefree looks with a lived-in feeling.

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The Classic Collection:
Being polished, but not prudish, is the sign of a Classic girl. Use these styling products to create sleek waves, perfect ponytails and simple straight bobs.

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The Glamour Collection:
If you like to grab attention with your head-turning, red carpet style, then the Glamour collection is for you. Use these styling products to get cocktail party looks with ultimate hold and powerful body that ooze style and sophistication.

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Have you tried Toni&Guy before? Which collection would sum up your style – casual, classic or glamour? I’d love to know, leave a comment below – one lucky commenter will win a $50 Walgreens Gift Card! You can also find reviews, inspiration and more product info from Tony&Guy on Facebook.



This post was sponsored by Lunchbox, however all opinions are 100% my own.

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