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Fab Favorites Link Up: Let’s Talk Beauty – Face Serums Review


Happy Friday and welcome to the Fab Favorites Link Up! This week I’m excited to talk beauty… lately I’ve been looking to change up my skincare routine and try something new. When it comes to products, I am a creature of habit and keep using the same things, often for years (I’m very particular and like what I like, so I just stick with it!).

Maybe it’s because the big 3-0 is approaching at the end of this year, but lately I’ve been wanting more from my beauty products and was delighted when dr. brandt skincare contacted me to try some of their new face serums.

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1 Fab Favorites Link Up: Lets Talk Beauty   Face Serums Review Laser FX Bright Serum   |   Laser FX Perfect Serum   |   Maser FX Lift Serum

We all have little nuances when it comes to our skin, I personally want to be really preventative with wrinkles and pro-active about keeping the plumpness in my skin, oh and of course who doesn’t want a bright luminous glow! Tell me… what is your biggest skin concern? Do you share some of the same ones I do?

Over the last week, I added three of dr. brandt’s new Laser FX face serums into my daily routine, applying morning and night.The Lift Serum (for promoting firm, taught skin), the Perfect Serum (for plump skin and diminishing wrinkles) and finally, the Bright Serum (for an even complexion).

There are countless products on the market, so what makes these serums any different? Well for one thing, dr. brandt has over 30 years experience as a practicing dermatologist and a long list of celebrity clients. With double the efficiency of traditional encapsulation, this first-to-market technology offers precise skin targeting and penetration.

I’ve only been using the range for just over a week, but I immediately loved the light, soft and smooth texture they had on application. I dislike any products sitting on my skin (it doesn’t feel good and is difficult to put makeup over the top), so I like how these face serums absorb in right away.

3 Fab Favorites Link Up: Lets Talk Beauty   Face Serums Review The face serums I am currently using are:

Lift Serum Skin is instantly firmed and tightened, appears more lifted and elasticity is improved for a more defined face contour. Inspired by ultherapy procedures performed at dr. brandt’s medical office and bottled in an ultra targeted serum.

Perfect Serum Skin is instantly smoothed, plumped, appearance of lines, wrinkles and scars are improved. Inspired by laser procedures performed at dr. brandt’s medical office.

Bright Serum Dark spots and discoloration are faded for a more even, uniform and brighter skin tone. Prevents future spots from resurfacing. Inspired by laser procedures performed at dr. brandt’s medical office.

As you can see, the products themselves address very specific concerns and target particular problems (rather than being general and ‘all things to all people’), so I look forward to seeing the results in these areas from continued use.

21 Fab Favorites Link Up: Lets Talk Beauty   Face Serums Review Laser FX Bright Serum   |   Laser FX Perfect Serum   |   Laser FX Lift Serum

Each week, dr.brandt do a Facebook Giveaway for a Laser Fx Topical Solution Bundle that is tailored to the entrants skincare concern (it’s valued at $234 – $263!). The winner is announced every Saturday and entry is easy:
1.  Like dr brandt. on Facebook to get started
2. Complete entry form
3.  Share to get more entries

The winner is selected by dr. brandt skincare and has two business days to respond. All prizes are shipped to the winners home. I’d also like to thank dr. brandt for sponsoring today’s post and reassure you all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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Style Sessions Link Up: White After Labor Day – Fab or Faux Pas?


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! This week I wanted to discuss the age-old question… Can you wear white after Labor Day? I’m sharing a few of my favorite white looks and would love your opinion. Leave a comment and let me know, I’m excited to hear what everyone thinks – fabulous or faux pas?

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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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White After Labor Day – Fab or Faux Pas?

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Meet Our Head Stylist…

I’m thrilled for you to meet our Head Stylist’s with week, Blaire and Whitney from Peaches In A Pod! I fell in love with this gorgeous Banana Republic dress, clutch and shoes – Whitney styled them so perfectly…

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STYLE Q&A WITH BLAIRE AND WHITNEY:

How would you describe your style?  Our style is mainly classic, but we also love to try out the latest trends.  That is one thing that makes our blog so different.  We see the latest fashion trends and work them into how they fit into our style and body types.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  We are loving the rich jewel tones and luxe fabrics for fall and we cannot wait to incorporate boots into our wardrobes as soon as the Georgia weather cools off.

What inspired you to start your blog?  Whitney and I are both moms and wives and we started this blog as a creative way to express our personal style.  Being best friends, it has been a lot of fun sharing in this experience together.

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without: Mally mascara, Jergens BB Lotion and Mally Eye Highlighter.

What is your best beauty trick?  H&C (or highlighting and contouring). This makeup trend is life changing and one we are still striving to perfect.  There are about a thousand you tube videos out there dedicated to perfecting this technique and we are in love with the results.

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? Blaire is dying to visit Santorini and Whitney wants to go to the Greek Isles.

Tell us something not many people know about you? Whitney and I were extras in the movie “Parental Guidance”. You can see Whitney in one scene and Blaire for a millisecond in another.  It was a really fun experience and we were definitely star struck by Billy Crystal and Marisa Tomei.

To discover more about Blaire and Whitney, visit Peach In A Pod!

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Must Shop: Altuzarra for Target Collection Is Here!


Following Target’s incredible success with designer collaborations including Phillip Lim, Missoni, Peter Pilotto and Jason Wu, the much anticipated Altuzarra for Target collection is here.

To give a little background and help explain all the buzz, the creative talent behind this brand is Joseph Altuzarra. Joseph won the 2014 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award and recently debuted his gorgeous Spring 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week to much fanfare and rave reviews.

Stylish and sophisticated, the Altuzarra for Target collection features classic dresses, jackets and gorgeous mix and match separates – all under $100! I’ve chosen a few of my favorites to share with you today… I looove this statement blazer, these tailored pants, this trench coat, this faux fur jacket and this dot bow blouse.

It’s a perfect way to update your fall / winter wardrobe without blowing the budget. Of course I’m sure you know how quickly these uber popular Target designer collections sell out – so if you love it, grab it now!

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Fab Favorites Link Up: Addicted To Sunglasses + Win a pair of Ray-Ban’s!


Happy Friday and welcome to the Fab Favorites Link Up! Today I’m delighted to talk about one of my favorite things… sunglasses! I am just completely addicted to them, I adore how they can change the whole feel of your outfit and I have to tell you, there are few things that inject instant cool like a pair of Ray-Ban aviators! As many of you would have seen, I own a pair with the classic gold frame and recently I reeeally wanted to add a pair of blue mirrored aviators to my collection. I ordered them through Sunglasses Shop (they have good prices, fast shipping and the team is just lovely) and when they arrived, I was delighted – the mirrored lenses are beyond fabulous. I’ve barely taken them off in weeks!

WIN Fab Favorites Link Up: Addicted To Sunglasses + Win a pair of Ray Bans!

As a special little Friday treat, I want to share my love of Ray-Ban’s with you and have organized with Sunglasses Shop that one very lucky Style Elixir reader will win a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses of their choice (excluding Polarised, Titanium or Limited Edition frames).  To help you decide I’ve shared a few of my favorites below, you can see the whole collection here.

RB Fab Favorites Link Up: Addicted To Sunglasses + Win a pair of Ray Bans! Oh and the other piece of fantastic news is, this giveaway is open all my readers worldwide! To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway will be open until next Monday, September 22 at 12am. Good luck!

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Dress Your Nest: Style A Perfect Coffee Table


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How To: Style A Perfect Coffee Table

The Ottomans:
Zebra Ottoman
   Navy Ottoman

The Trays:
Antique Round Mirrored Tray
Square Gold Monogram Tray

The Finishing Touches:
‘Things We Love’ Kate Spade New York Book
Gold Print Leopard Drink Coasters
Lucite Monogram Letter
Pumpkin Souffle Candle (fresh nutmeg and warm pumpkin with rich maple syrup, ginger and sweet vanilla…  perfect for fall!)

Have you seen the Kate Spade ‘Things We Love’ book? It’s one of my absolute favorite things ever, such a truly beautiful coffee table piece and whenever my guests flip through it their reactions are the same – sheer delight and “where can I get this?!”. I’m also completely obsessed with these leopard drink coasters and this gold monogram tray (you can get other colors too). I’d love to know, which items are your top picks?

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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Five Must-Have Accessories


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! This week I wanted to share my five must-have accessories… they are timeless, stylish and the perfect way to complete an outfit! I’d love to know, what’s an accessory you own and absolutely love?

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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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Five Must-Have Accessories…

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The Leopard Belt

 

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Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

 

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Pave Links Bracelet (currently on sale!!)

 

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran Handbag

 
 

Meet Our Head Stylist…

I’m excited for you to meet this week’s Head Stylist, Marisa from A Lovely Living! How fabulous does this Madewell vest look on her? It’s the perfect transition piece for Fall…

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STYLE Q&A WITH MARISA:

How would you describe your style?  I enjoy trying various styles including feminine, chic, glam, classic and cool, but as a full-time mom, my style typically leans toward casual chic.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  Boyfriend jeans and booties. I hope they never go out!

What inspired you to start your blog?  I’m thankful to be able to be home with my children, but at the same time I didn’t want to lose my sense of self. My blog allows me to focus on what I love and share it with women of similar interests.

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without: Laura Mercier Tinted MoisturizerBenefit They’re Real Mascara and Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5 in 1 Styling Treatment.

What is your best beauty trick?  I was introduced to Rodan and Fields skincare products this past year and they’ve done wonders for my skin!

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? Turks and Caicos was one of my favorite vacations with my husband, but I’d love to make my way over to Europe, Paris and Italy in particular.

Tell us something not many people know about you? Well, I suppose more than a few people know now, but I was selected as one of Redbook’s Real Women Style Award winners and was featured in their September issue. It was an amazing experience!

To discover more about Marisa, visit A Lovely Living!

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