FALLing

It’s amazing how quickly summer turns into fall.  Another season offers another reason for change.  Starting with our wardrobe.

This Fall stylist/designer Rachel Zoe  is excited to unveil much more than the latest seasonal curation to be delivered to your doorstep.

Rachel Zoe with the first edition of Curateur. Image taken from Website:  curateur.com

In her words:

“I am beyond excited to finally share what I have been dreaming to bring to life for this special community. My extraordinary team and I have been working tirelessly to deliver a unique lifestyle membership way beyond your already-coveted box. Introducing, CURATEUR.”

“That’s right…say buh-bye to Box of Style, and hello CURATEUR! We’re keeping all the things you know and love about our past persona and expanding our horizons to encompass all things style. We’re introducing a wider range of product categories, upping our insider benefits, rolling out exclusive content—the list goes on. Our fall curation is more unique than those of years past because it is your ticket to the latest and most luxurious, lifestyle membership. Get ready for year-round style, starting with the season full of layers and falling leaves. Here’s what our fall curation has in store and why you’ll love it.” – Rachel Zoe

Model wears The Take-It-All Tote
Rachel Zoe Collection Tote, $115 Retail Value
“Bordeaux is one of my most favorite colors, especially for the fall season. This tote is the perfect shape and size for work or weekend and will add polish to any look from jeans and blazer to a sweater dress and boots.” 

The Sumptuous Staple
Eddie Borgo Supra Link Collar Necklace, $350 Retail Value
“A dramatic necklace is such a fun and easy way to layer a touch of glamour to your look. This gold plated box link is inspired by a vintage design that has withstood time, yet it remains trendier than ever. The necklace is always perfect for wearing alone or layering with your favorite pieces you already own. ”

The Abstract Accent (Choice Item)
Eddie Borgo Supra Link Earrings, $195 Retail Value
“You really can’t go wrong with these chic box link drop earrings. They look amazing paired with the necklace or worn on their own with your hair pulled back or down.”

The Luxe Lens (Choice Item)
Le Specs Neptune Sunglasses, $89 Retail Value
“These gold wire frame sunnies are an instant classic you will never get tired of. The lens shape is so complimentary and their lightweight and comfortable design make them perfect all year long. ”

You get a choice of either the earrings or the sunglasses which is included in the price & package.

AND two luxury beauty products from Anastasia Beverly Hills & Kat Burki:

The Glow Getter
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow in Perla, $25 Retail Value
“Adding highlighter to your makeup routine is a game-changer. I’ve been a longtime friend and follower of Anastasia, along with all of her products. This lightweight,  liquid formula is perfect for layering over foundation or mixing with moisturizer to add a luminous glow to your skin.”

The Complexion Corrector
Kat Burki Form Control Marine Collagen Gel, $160 Retail Value
“This product is seriously the perfect addition to your skincare routine. Boasting with marine collagen, it nourishes your skin while softening fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful complexion.” – All from the words of Rachel. 

I’ll do a beauty product review on both these (and other) products once I get the opportunity to use them for a while.

Not a member? Join the community today and get our fall curation!

Beauty biz: Shhh…Secrets from around the Globe

Different cultures have tried-and-true BEAUTY REMEDIES as old as the civilizations themselves.secret

We always love discovering new methods for achieving gorgeous skin and shiny hair so we looked to countries around this beautiful planet of ours to find out their beauty secrets. Find the “best at-home” treatments from around the world that you can DIY with items from your kitchen.

Beginning with my current (and recurring) obsession:

secret2ITALY

For many generations, Italian women have been flaunting beautiful, glossy hair thanks to a nourishing yogurt and olive oil recipe.

Try now: Mix one cup of plain whole-milk yogurt with one teaspoon of olive oil. After shampooing, comb in the mixture and let sit for five minutes. Rinse the mask out with cool water.

 

secret1EGYPT

Since the days of Cleopatra, women have been bathing in milk for soft, rejuvenated skin.

Try Now: Add 3 cups of powdered milk to a warm bath to remove dead cells and soften skin. You’ll instantly notice your skin becoming smoother and softer.

secret3MEXICO

Known for their smooth complexions, women in Mexico have long been exfoliating with avocado.

Try now: Make your own face scrub by drying out a clean avocado seed in the sun for one week. Cut into 4 pieces and drop into a blender to grind into a chunky powder. Mix the remnants of the seed with a daily moisturizer and massage into skin while in a steamy shower.

secret4GREECE

According to lore, Grecian gods bathed in rosemary water to purify and thicken hair.

Try now: Boil fresh rosemary in two quarts of water and let cool before pouring over clean hair. This cleanses any buildup on the scalp and stimulates follicles to spark hair growth.

secret5CHINA

Women in Southeast Asia have been using a traditional tamarind skin peel to remove sunspots and acne scars for ages.

Try now: Remove the pulp from three fresh tamarind pods and mix with honey and water until the consistency becomes creamy. Massage onto skin and let sit for five minutes before washing off. Repeat weekly for lasting results.

secret6DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Women have been using garlic to strengthen their nails for centuries.

Try now: Finely chop half of a fresh garlic and add to a bottle of clear nail polish. Let sit for 10 days before applying to nails. The strengthening and antibacterial properties in the garlic make your nails stronger—but not without a bit of a stench.


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For those who don’t like going to the hairdresser or want to experiment at home with a really easy DIY catwalk worthy dip-dye kit.

New Wild Ombré is the first ever DIP-DYE COLOUR KIT by L’ORÉAL PARIS.  It may not be natural but it ends up giving your hair a two-tone fashion-forward finish.

The specially designed application brush will apply the lightening crème solely to the desired area of your hair to create the ultimate two tone effect. Maximum waiting time – 45 minutes.

Source: thezoereport.com  (because Rachel Zoe is so much more than a stylist)