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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Four Summer Outfits, You Vote


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! It’s the last Tuesday of yet another month – can you believe it’s almost September?  I heard someone say it’s only 20 Friday’s until Christmas… does anyone else find that as disturbing (and exciting) as I do? Oh and just a little reminder, if you haven’t had a chance to complete the Style Elixir Reader Survey, it would mean so SO much to me if you could please take a quick moment to answer the questions! I want to mix things up and add some fresh new features, but before I do anything, I want to know your thoughts!

At the end of each month, it’s fun to do a little flashback… so here are four summer outfits, you vote on which look you liked most – I always find it so interesting to learn which is your favorite! (P.S Can you tell I’m clearly obsessed with these heels). Leave a comment or vote below, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts…

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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’, Twitter, Facebook 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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Four Summer Outfits, You Vote…

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Meet Our Head Stylist…

 I’m excited to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Tatiana from We Shop In Heels. I adore this glam summer day look, the hi-low skirt is perfection…

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STYLE Q&A WITH TATIANA:

How would you describe your style?  I am a person who loves changes! I like to have fun with my outfits, so stick to a certain style is not for me. I always tend to change my hair style or make-up. Fashion is all about having fun and being creative!

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  I definitely love the black and white trend for summer. Also, I can’t get enough of the floral trend that is so feminine and classic.

What inspired you to start your blog?   All bloggers have inspired me. I consider blogging as a way to express ourselves and have fun while we inspire each other.

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without:  I love trying out new beauty products. I have been obsessed with Armani beauty products lately.  1. I wear a CC cream for the summer time;Georgio Armani Luminessence CC’ Color Control Bright Moisturizer SPF35 (the CC cream with the highest SPF)   2. Mascara;  Georgio Armani “eyes to kill” (length & volume)3. A bright lipstick (I feel naked without it) Georgio Armani ‘RougeEcstasy’ Lipstick # 400, it’s the perfect red inspired in a rose petal.

What is your best beauty trick?  My best beauty trick is to focus on my assets. I pay special attention to my eyes and hair. I take care of them daily with good products and enhance my features with a flattering make-up and different hair styles.

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? A city, town or country that I have never been before is my favorite destination. I enjoy nature and animals, so I’d love to travel to a safari destination in Africa (yeah, that far)!

Tell us something not many people know about you? I am an accountant, but I always wanted to work in beauty and fashion. After many years working in business, I changed my career to work in the beauty field and I am so happy I did!

To discover more about Tatiana, We Shop In Heels!

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Mani Monday: How to – Bright and Gold with Simple Nail Art


I’ve been trying more at-home manicures lately and wanted to share my latest one with you! I’m certainly not perfect at them… but as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. This mani uses one of my new favorite OPI colors, My Chihuahua Bites. To add a little nail art, I did a simple metallic gold stripe down the middle of each nail (it’s so easy using the special long, thin brush that comes with the gold nail polish). To finish, I used of my favorite top coats called RapiDry, I hate waiting for my nails to dry and this seriously gets them done fast!

I hope you enjoy this basic, fun, simple mani and it gives you a little inspiration for trying your own at home…

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Mani Must-Haves:

Base – OPI Start-to-Finish  (it’s a base coat, top coat and strengthener all in one)
Main Color – My Chihuahua Bites  (a gorgeous coralish, pinky-red… it’s perfect!)
Gold Nail Art – Stripe Rite Art Polish in Gold
Finish – OPI RapiDry Quick Drying Top Coat (this is seriously the best!)

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Friday’s Fab Favorites Link Up: Shopping Haul – What I Bought This Week


Happy Friday and welcome to the Fab Favorites Link Up! I’ve got quite a few things I’m excited to share with you today, first is something I have been wanting to do for a very long time – a reader survey. I can’t even begin to tell you how truly blessed and lucky I feel to have each of you part of my life and the Style Elixir community, so it is beyond important to me that you enjoy being here and we create a fun space full of fabulous content!

I’ve had a few ideas on different things I would like to do, but I want to know what YOU think!  If you could please, pretty please, take a few moments to complete these questions it would mean the world to me – I am excited to learn what you think and can’t wait to start some fresh new features very soon!

I have to admit, over the last week I’ve been wandering the stores day-after-day and shopping like it’s my job. I go through stages, where I looove to walk around and try on absolutely everything in sight, then times (more often than not) when I just shop online, because let’s face it – it’s just so much easier! Plus, you can easily return anything and everything. I’ll often see things in person, but then wait to go home and buy them online… weird? Maybe. But I just like shopping in my own space… in front my fave tv shows… with ice cream.

Today I wanted to share with you my shopping haul – what I bought this week. I spent aaages looking in every store known to woman, comparing, trying and testing everything. I am really particular, so the pieces I settled on are the creme de la creme in my opinion… stylish, great quality and sublimely affordable. These heels are everything!

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Shopping Haul – What I Bought This Week:

Navy Leopard Scarf – I adore this, a perfect neutral to match with so many things! Currently on sale, use code SHOPNOW.
Heels – major love at first sight! I am obsessed. The leather is so soft, the heel height is perfect (and easy) to walk in and they are impossibly chic! Fab with jeans and dresses… if you get one new pair of heels, trust me – these are it.
Nars Blush in Deep Throat – an amazing peachy pink color, my absolute new favorite!
White Jeans – as many of you know I’ve been hunting for a new pair that aren’t see-through! I was ecstatic to find these.
O.P.I Nail Polish in My Chihuahua Bites – a fabulous vibrant coralish, pinky-red color!
J.Crew Chambray Shirt – it’s the perfect blue color and currently on sale! (use code SHOPNOW, I was a size 2).
X Bling Ring – When I had dinner with Nicholl recently she was wearing this and I had to have it, it’s gorgeous.
Kate Spade Wallet – I am addicted to gold, because it works with everything and adds the perfect touch of glam!

 

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Daily Beauty Must-Do + Win a Simple Skincare Survival Kit And Target Gift Card


After a long day, it’s so tempting to just hit the sheets. When it comes to your skin, however, not removing make-up is a surefire way to cause irritation, dullness, sensitivity and breakouts. That’s why Simple Skincare is encouraging women to rethink their beauty routine – by making sure we correctly wash make-up away before climbing into bed and therefore, allowing us to start the next day with a glowing skin base!

For years I have been incredibly particular about thoroughly removing my makeup before bed, no matter how late it is or how tired I am, I never ever go to bed without cleansing my skin. Even on long-haul flights, as soon as I’m on the plane I head to the bathroom with my makeup remover wipes! I must admit, when I was younger I wasn’t always so good about doing it, but now I literally would not be able to go to sleep without cleansing my skin – as exhausted as you are, when your skin turns bad in retaliation a few days later, you realize it just isn’t worth it.

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Simple believes in a holistic approach to caring for your skin, their products contain no dyes, artificial perfumes, or harsh irritants that can upset skin – giving skin the kindness it deserves.

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Win a Simple Skincare Survival Kit and $50 Target Gift Card!
I’ve teamed up with Simple and Target to help you look and feel your best, because Simple is a fantastic way to be kind to your skin and Target has everything you need to help you throughout your busy day-to-day!

All you have to do is Tweet or Instagram me tagging @stylelixir, use the hashtag #SimpleSkinSaver and share a photo of what your skin is facing each day… it could be a long commute, air-conditioned office, busy city streets, late nights or early morning starts with a gorgeous little one. I’m excited to see a peek into your day-to-day life!

I’ll then choose a winner at random to receive an exclusive Simple Skincare Survival Kit and a $50 Target Gift Card!

You can also enjoy $1 off participating Simple products at Target using the coupon code.

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*This post was sponsored by Lunchbox, however all opinions and thoughts are my own.


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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Dressing For Summer Nights


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! Today it’s all about dressing for Summer nights and you can never go wrong with a chic neutral color palette and a little leopard. This week I’m also talking about my daily beauty must-do (I can’t sleep if I haven’t done it), plus I’m giving away a skincare survival kit and a Target Gift Card!

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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’, Twitter, Facebook 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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Dressing for Summer nights…

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13 Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Dressing For Summer Nights Dressing For Summer Nights: White Jeans   |   Blouse   |   Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses   |   Patent Heels   |   Clutch (similar)   |   Earrings   |   Belt (similar)   |   YSL Lipstick #13   |   Estee Lauder Foundation (color 3N1, my new holy grail)   |   Hair curled with my GHD irons

Meet Our Head Stylist…

 I am delighted to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Laura from I Do deClaire. I adore how she paired this classic navy blazer with bright pink pants! Such a fun and polished look for summer…

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STYLE Q&A WITH LAURA:

How would you describe your style? I like to think that my style is classic, modest, and wearable. I am a mom and I work full time with children so everything needs to be covered up and stay that way! It’s so important that it’s all washable, too! But seriously I like classic, tailored pieces like sheath dresses, pencil skirts, blazers, and button ups and I add trendy pieces in.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  I don’t know if I follow trends that much, but I have really been loving all the nautical and fruit printed items in stores this summer! They are so fun!

What inspired you to start your blog?  I started my blog just over a year ago when my daughter was born. I had been so excited to get back into ‘normal’ clothes and as it turns out I didn’t like any of my clothes anymore! I started my blog to hold myself accountable and document building a remixable wardrobe.

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without: I love my Bare Essentials foundation, moisturizer with SPF, and mascara. Even if I don’t have any time in the mornings I always put those on!

What is your best beauty trick?  I save so much time in the mornings by straightening and curling my hair with my flat iron. It is the only way I can get my curls to stay the whole day and do my hair in 10 minutes!

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? I love traveling, especially to Europe! My husband worked in Ireland for 18 months so I got to visit him quite a few times. I would have to say that visiting Dublin is my favorite place for a trip!

Tell us something not many people know about you? My dad was in the military when I was little and I actually got to live in South Korea for a year and a half. It was such a fun experience and we even got to travel to Hong Kong and Thailand!

To discover more about Laura, visit I Do deClaire!

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Win: A $500 ASOS Gift Card


I hope you all enjoyed a beautiful weekend! Today I am thrilled to start the week by collaborating with Kiss Me Darling and other fabulous bloggers, to bring you the chance to win a $500 ASOS Gift Card!

One lucky reader will be able to splurge on some amazing clothing, jewelry and accessories! I don’t know about you, but I could (and frequently do!) spend hours on ASOS, especially when I’m looking for new season trend pieces.

To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open until midnight next Monday, August 25th and remember, the more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! For fashion lovers around the globe, this giveaway is open internationally. Oh and be sure to go say a big hello to all the fabulous people involved. Good luck!

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