winter 2014

Kerala Ashok Garden fragrance bracelet by Lisa Hoffman Beauty


Photos: Earrings: c/o Twisted Silver (use code INSIDERS fir 15% off) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst / Scarf: L’Wren Scott for BR / Blouse: Collective Concepts / Handbag: Coach / Jeans: L’Wren Scott for BR / Bracelet: c/o  Lisa Hoffman Beauty / Nail Polish: c/o Mineral Fusion Amethyst / Shoes: Prada

One of my favorite beauty items to shop for is fragrance. Another one of my weaknesses is jewelry! Combined, they are a match made in heaven 🙂 I absolutely adore the new Kerala Ashok Garden bracelet from Lisa Hoffman Beauty. The bracelet is a beautiful purple hue which blends well with 2014’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid

The bracelet itself is made from vintage glass beads with a beautiful silver ball charm. The silver ball charm is the secret of the bracelet! Inside the charm you can place a few fragrance beads which exude peace and happiness. The beads offer fragrance notes of India’s Ashok blossom, deep violet, ripe pear, velvety apricot and sheer jasmine. With the fragrance beads inside the charm on the bracelet, the scent lasts for many days as opposed to spraying perfume on your skin; which disappears within the course of a day. You can also wear the bracelet and smell beautiful, then take it off when you need to be scent-free at the gym, and then put the bracelet back on to smell pretty again! Love that! No fooling with bottles!!

Another benefit of the Kerala Ashok Bracelet is that it is perfect for traveling. The beads retain their scent throughout an average holiday vacation or business trip and you don’t need to fiddle with a bottle at airport check points! 

To learn more about Lisa Hoffman Beauty and the Kerala Ashok Garden bracelet, please visit

Mineral Fusion Amethyst nail polish review


Photo: Nail Polish: c/o Mineral Fusion Amethyst (two coats color), one base coat, no top coat. Photo taken in direct sun.

Mineral Fusion is an amazing nail polish brand. The nail polish itself is made from naturally beneficial ingredients which keep nails strong and healthy. An added benefit, is that the polish is long-lasting! One of the big concerns with nail polish is that many major brands use unhealthy ingredients which can seep through your nails and into your bloodstream. Knowing that Mineral Fusion is made from natural ingredients makes the nail polish even more beautiful. Plus it is 100% vegan! Love that!

I tested out Mineral Fusion nail polish in “Amethyst” with two coats of color, one base coat and no top coat. The polish lasted a full eight days before chipping! That is amazing considering I did quite a bit of house cleaning and working out during those eight days. I love a nail polish that lasts so long you can see my nails growing at the base!

“Amethyst” is a beautiful color which offers a deep purple hue combined with sparkles. This is the perfect purple nail polish for transitioning from winter into spring. Purple is an important color in winter 2014, as well as spring 2014, so Mineral Fusion’s “Amethyst” is a great nail polish color for making the transition in seasons. Love that!

Mineral Fusion nail polish in “Amethyst” is priced at $7.99 and can be found online here.


Subtle sparkle


Photos: Earrings: Kathy Kamei (similar here)/ Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Rose / Sweater: L’Wren Scott for BR / Bracelet: c/o Teece Torre / Nail Polish: Chanel Rose Moire / Handbag: Chanel / Skirt: Jigsaw London (on sale!)/ Shoes: Valentino (similar here and here)

I wore this outfit on Christmas Day (sorry for the late post). Although I chose to wear it to Church on Christmas, it really is perfect for any morning or mid-day special occasion. I also love how the sequins on the cardigan sweater are subtle. It makes it an easy piece to wear during the day; and with jeans! Love that!

Purple has always been one of my favorite colors, and this year, I feel like I am drawn to the hue more than any other color. I know I will wear this sweater a lot, and of course, I have already been wearing the Teece Torre bracelet a lot! To see how I have styled the bracelet in the past, please click here.

What color have you been drawn to lately?