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Summer Style Necessities
PLUS Father's Day Gift Guide!

Draped elegantly on my chaise lounge (or possibly thrown carelessly over a hand-me-down easy chair) I was flipping through the latest glossies, contemplating pastel versus neon for my next manicure, when my phone went off with a friendly calendar reminder: A destination wedding! Oh I love destination weddings! They are wonderful vacations filled with sweet moments and hopefully plenty of time for sightseeingshopping. I glanced at the date and realized I had a destination wedding to attend in less than a week! Good thing I set that reminder, because obviously I had other things on my mind.

That was a few weeks ago. Right before Memorial Day. It was surprisingly easy to pack for that trip. I had my necessities, and I looked appropriately demure and respectful in a knee length pastel infused dress, gorgeous metallic cap toe flats, super stunning clutch, and dainty drop earrings. But, perhaps unconsciously, I did forget a few items, forcing me to stop by the mall.

You know how when your body is missing a nutrient, say, calcium, you might crave a milkshake? Well the same goes for my wardrobe. When I went to the mall, I found myself laden with shopping bags. How did that happen?!I didn’t realize it, but my wardrobe was missing summer necessities. It was like my body KNEW that my closet needed those summer things. And it did, it really did need them. When I got home, I realized that all my summer things were very tired and faded and it was clear I needed to freshen it up. I’m so glad my body just KNEW what I needed!

The Summer Fresh List

Sunnies: Anything goes. Say what?! Yes, that’s right: anything goes. The trend this year is to wear fun statement glasses in any material or shape desirable. Any color will go as well. Neon, pastels, matte neon or pastel, black, tortoise shell, brown, gold, silver, or saturated bold colors are all fair game. Choose a pair or two that you can rock all summer, and you will be stylishly shielded from those summer rays.

Shoes: Hello, ankle strap. If I could have my whole ankle wrapped up in soft leather, and only one small strap across the top of my foot, I would do it. That’s how much I love the ankle strap sandal. Sure, you can wear your gladiators from last year. They are strappy after all, but if you are looking for the hottest sandal trend, the ankle strap in your girl. She will take you through summer and into fall, and you won’t want to put her away come winter. Yes, the bonding power of the ankle strap is that serious. But, if you are afraid of forming such an attachment, may I suggest T-straps?

The summer sandal comes in flats, heels, wedges, or platform. Find the pair that you love, and start having fun! Unfortunately, not every day is sandal day. Sigh. But there is good news on the close-toed-office-appropriate front: Cap toe flats, boat shoes, smoking slippers, and oxfords. All excellent additions to your wardrobe, and all perfectly summer.

Shorts: Let those stems out and get yourself into a pair of shorts. Like last year, any length is fine. I love versatility. I love myself some knee length walking shorts. They look so cute and they cover up exactly what I want to cover. Has it been awhile since you’ve updated your shorts collection? There are so many new styles and lengths that you simply must go try some on. Everyone can look great in shorts, you simply have to choose the right length for you. I’m still loving last years pleated/voluminous shorts because they basically give the effect of a mini skirt without the, uhh… dangers of a miniskirt. Take these shorts to work if they are silk, rayon, or light wool, but keep them to the weekend if they are light cotton or twill.

My favorite shorts trend this year is the print. I’m simply print crazy! I love seeing shorts in zigzag prints, large flowers, sailboats or anchors. Pair those with your ankle strap sandals, a light and bright cotton tee, and you have casual summer at it’s best. But, if you want casual summer in it’s most authentic form, you are going to need to make some cut offs. Cut offs (I think) are the best way to say that you love summer and summer loves you. Go crazy casual in flip flops and an oversized tee, or class it up (which I always recommend) with a nice top and wedge espadrilles.

Tops: Summer is all about the easy top. Thankfully this year designers are showing us interesting easy tops. They have various necklines, various hemlines, various widths and various sleeve lengths. This offers endless possibilities. To add even more fun to the mix, florals, prints, stripes, neons, and neutrals are all options this season.

Color blocking is still hot, and, if you are willing, try it with a neon pink short and a bold raspberry top. Feeling even wilder? The sheer trend is taking off, so try it out! Start with a top with sheer panels, or buy a completely sheer blouse and wear a camisole or bandeau underneath.

Accessories: Summer echoes with camp memories, whether you went to camp or not. This is the time to make some friendship bracelets and pile them onto your wrists. The arm party is still going strong, so add anything else you might want to that mix: leather wrap bracelets, gold watches, silver bangles, anything will do. A mix of metals and materials is the ultimate in chic arm partying, so live it up this summer!

Ahhh, I love summer! And I love summer clothes. There is absolutely no reason to let summer slide as a season off from fashion. Make a budget and go refresh those closets!

Happy shopping!

Shop Girl

 


A Few of our Favorite Things!

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Red Daisy Fitness Wear

Created by New York-based entrepreneur and fitness buff Phylise Sands, Red Daisy™ provides impeccable support and style in contemporary designs crafted from the finest materials sourced throughout the world. Red Daisy combines the engineered support of a performance sports bra with the high-fashion allure of European lingerie in unique designs that set a new standard in luxury sports bras and coordinates.

The concept behind the Red Daisy™ brand took shape when Phylise identified a large demand for a sleek, supportive bra that "functions like a sports bras but does not look like one.”  She set out to help women find a superior fit and performance in not only sports bras but coordinating bottoms as well.  She embraced the same concept in her bottoms, incorporating fit, support and panache without sacrificing appearance and style.

The bras were engineered to put most of the support in the bra cups, instead of relying on bulky straps to provide the support.  “I am trying to show women that you do not need to wear an unflattering bra to achieve support,”Phylise says.  “My bras and bottoms are much more flattering and supportive then most other styles that have more coverage.”

Phylise has dedicated proceeds from the sales of all of Red Daisy’s red bras to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. She had longed to find a meaningful way to support the fight against breast cancer since the fateful day in 2005 when she learned of the simultaneous  diagnoses of her mother and younger sister. Since early detection is the best prevention, all Red-Daisy garments carry a charm with the brand’s distinctive daisy petals to remind women to get an annual mammogram and an annual breast exam.


View the collection at: http://www.red-daisy.com/
Price Range: $26-$90

 


Clark's Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tint

It’s important to keep our lips moisturized during the summertime.  Available in six irresistible shades, Clark’s Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tints ($19) have a shade that’s perfect for you.  Each contains an intensely hydrating formula of natural moisturizers (including Shea Butter, Aloe Leaf Extract, Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oil) plus Marine Collagen Microspheres that act like miniature water reservoirs.

I've been rocking the Carlotta Pink this summer and I love it! It's the perfect kiss of color, shimmer and shine and it makes my lips feel moist and nourished. I also love the Rachel Red for evenings - very glamorous!

Rachel Red
Madge Mauve
Carlotta Pink
Because I Love You
Moore Nude
Clark's Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tint - 04 Rachel Red
Clark's Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tint - 03 Madge Mauve 
Clark's Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tint - 02 Carlotta Pink 
Clarks Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tints  BECAUSE I LOVE YOU 
Clarks Botanicals Ultra Rich Lip Tints  MOORE NUDE 


 The Style and Go Hair Care Valet

Finally, there is a brand new solution for the annoying hair appliance disorganization in the bathroom.The Style and Go Hair Care Valet is an electrical hair care cabinet - it allows you to use your hair appliances from the same place that you store them.

Gone are the days of unsightly cords, hair dryers, and curling irons cluttering bathroom counters, tucked into towel bars and occupying valuable drawer and cabinet space. With The Style & Go, all of your electrical appliances are housed inside an attractive wall-mounted cabinet that eliminates the need to unplug styling tools, wait for them to cool off and then wrap them up before shoving them into overstuffed drawers and cabinets. Instead, fit them neatly into their mounting devices, flip off the single switch, close the door and you're off.

Revolutionizing the hair styling experience everywhere, The Style and Go™ Hair Care Valet is a wall mounted electrical hair care cabinet that allows you to use your hair appliances from the same place that you store them.

  • Your own personal styling salon—saves time, saves space, saves energy.
  • Wall mounted cabinet with special designed appliance holders, safely stores up to four hair care appliances.
  • Adjustable product storage compartment can also be used for electric toothbrush, Clarisonic® or other bathroom appliance.
  • Built-in power cord lets you turn on/off all your appliances with the switch of a button.
  • Cord compartment with cord management system keeps all your cords organized and out of sight.
  • Dual mirror cabinet door allows for easy viewing of all sides when styling your hair.
  • 5X magnifying make up mirror.
  • Finishes in white, black and espresso coordinate beautifully with any bedroom/bathroom décor.
  • Easy installation. No husband required!

The Style and Go comes in white, black and espresso and will be available on HSN and online this July.


Sheer Cover Highlighting Corrector Pen

The Sheer Cover Highlighting Corrector Pen uses tiny, light-reflecting particles to minimize the look of dark circles or discoloration around the eyes, while also highlighting the best features of your face. Mineral makeup by Sheer Cover helps camouflage birthmarks, acne scars and other imperfections with flawless results.


Pro+Therapy MD Gentle Pro+Therapy MD Gentle Skin Polishing Exfoliator
Skin Polishing Exfoliator

It knows when to quit

What It Is
Pro+Therapy MD Gentle Skin Polishing Exfoliator. Don’t try to “scrub away” your spots and wrinkles – polish your skin! Skin feels moist, supple and soft and radiates with a healthy glow after using Pro+Therapy MD™ Gentle Skin Polishing Exfoliator.  Our exclusive formula has a blend of ingredients and technologies to gently remove dead skin cells, and is uniquely engineered with Propol® The SMART exfoliator that prevents over-exfoliation--a common problem with other exfoliators, which can lead to over-drying and skin damage. It's gentle enough to use daily or as directed by a physician.

What It Does
Propol®, the SMART exfoliator, is composed of soft, natural “beads” derived from a unique, Japanese vegetable that gently removes dead skin cells while absorbing excess oils and impurities. After about 2 minutes in the presence of water, the beads turn themselves off by rapidly dissolving, preventing over-exfoliation of your skin.

Exfolactive® supports the skin’s ability to shed old and dead skin cells naturally, promoting skin luminosity and skin renewal with healthy young skin cells.

 


Pro+Therapy MD Advanced Ultra Light Day Repair SPF 30

It’s as hard working as you are

What It Is
Pro+Therapy MD Advanced Ultra Light Day Repair SPF 30Pro+Therapy MD Advanced Ultra Light Day Repair SPF 30 Enjoy this exclusive hardworking blend of skin-identical ceramides and antioxidants in a light, multitasking formula that is non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. It’s quick, convenient and perfect for wearing under makeup.

The Kinetin-Zeatin Complex in Pro+Therapy MD Advanced Ultra Light Day Repair is clinically proven to improve the appearance of sun-damaged and prematurely-aged skin and promote healthy, rejuvenated, youthful-looking skin.

What It Does
Moisturizes, repairs and protects

Provides unprecedented higher concentrations of Kinetin and Zeatin deep into your skin with the Prosome Delivery System, slowly releasing these growth factors over 12 hours to nourish cells and help improve the visible signs of aging

Helps restore and maintain a healthy skin barrier

Provides broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection from UVA/UVB rays and includes Sheer Zinc – invisible on even the darkest skin tone

Skin-identical, ceramide-rich formulaIdeal for all skin types including sensitive and post-procedure skin

 

 


Advanced Ultra Rich Night Repair

 Pro+Therapy MD Advanced Ultra Rich Night Repair

What It Is
Pro+Therapy MD™ Advanced Ultra Rich Night Repair is a rich, silky cream that harnesses the power of peptides plus the Kinetin-Zeatin Complex to work with your body’s natural nightly repair process. This product promotes improvement in the appearance of sun damaged skin and a rejuvenated, more healthy and youthful look.  Non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.

What It Does
Our exclusive breakthrough Prosome Delivery System transports unprecedented higher concentrations of Kinetin and Zeatin deep into your skin, slowly releasing the natural growth factors over a 12 hour period to nourish cells and improve the visible signs of aging.

Proven to improve the appearance of fine lines, deep wrinkles, rough texture, uneven pigmentation, tone, resiliency, dehydration and brightness

Gently moisturizes dry and sensitive post-procedure skin

 


Father's Day Gift Guide

For the Stylish Dad this
Father's Day: Trunk Club

This Father’s Day, treat your dad to a gift tailored specifically to his needs by surprising him with a styish new wardrobe from Trunk Club. Whether you’re gifting a fashion forward Father who appreciates the finer things in life or a dad in desperate need of a makeover, a Trunk is a thoughtful and sensitive way to give them something that they want—or truly need.

Trunk Club  is a technology-powered, personalized shopping service for men who want to look good but either don’t have the time, interest or know how for shopping. It’s simple to use: you talk to a stylist and tell them about yourself, they pick out gear that suits your needs and personality and send it you. You keep what you love and send the rest back at no charge.


Introducing Organic Male OM4

Striking a chord with males of all ages, Organic Male OM4 fuses natural, high quality ingredients with innovative suspension
to produce ground breaking formulas that are truly exclusive in the science of skin. Taking skin care by storm, Organic Male OM4 produces strikingly noticeable results by delivering an infusion of highly bio available, natural “skin food” to address the differences in male and female skin. Every product positions the skin to be in the absolute best shape possible, while educating men that daily skin conditioning is just as important as maintaining one’s physical fitness. OM4 is a type
specific, complete four step skin fitness and conditioning system that is easy to use and requires less than four minutes to apply. This seriously scientific skin care routine is not just for baby boomers but also for teenagers who want to have protected and healthy skin now and forever.

About Organic Male OM4
Organic Male OM4 is the first complete, type specific, organic skin care system for men. The range addresses the needs of sensitive, oily, normal and dry male skin. Precise formulations of food grade natural, organic and biodynamic botanicals, yield OM4’s distinctive results.

Organic Male OM4 products are available at www.om4men.com


Great Gifts for Dad from NikNaks

Sterling Silver Monogrammed Money Clip - $75

This sterling silver money clip is a classic item that is perfect for any man! Give this as a graduation, birthday, anniversary, new job or any other occasion and personalize this with a single or double initial or wedding monogram

Personalized Apron

Cook in style with this white apron personalized in the font, thread and monogram of your choice! It doesn't get any cuter than this item! This is a must have for all chefs - whether you make a 5 course gourmet meal or just toast! Buy his and hers robes, give these as favors at your bridal shower, or as a Mother's Day gift, anniversary, birthday, housewarming or hostess gift! No matter the occasion, the recipient will flip for this too cute for words apron!

Monogrammed Lucite Picture Frame - $60

This picture frame is a beautiful piece to decorate your home or office!! Help the ones you love treasure their special memories in a frame made specially for them!

Monogrammed Playing Cards - $55

Game night has never been so fun! For your guy who plays poker once a week, he will adore this set! Or for the guy who has everything... this is the perfect gift! These also make great groomsmen gifts.

 


Aubrey Organics for Dad

This Father’s day ditch the ties and plaid sweaters and give Dad something he can really benefit from – great skin!  Aubrey Organics Men’s Stock products are perfect for any dad who wants to look their best.   

Give your Dad something that all men need this Father’s Day, after shave. Aubrey Men’s Stock Aftershave works instantly to tighten pores and cool skin. It is formulated with organic aloe vera to hydrate, witch hazel to soothe and menthol to cool. Leaves skin smooth and fresh, with a unique, natural scent.
If you want your Dad to look his best this Father’s Day, trying gifting him Aubrey Men’s Stock Daily Moisturizer is a lightweight, invisible formula for men. Made from 100% natural ingredients, the Daily Moisturizer absorbs into the skin quickly, leaving skin conditioned, soft and shine-free. Flaxseed extract is used to help balance oil in skin, leaving pores unclogged and your face smooth and healthy looking.

Dry Dudz for Dad

Summer is quickly approaching, kicking off a new season for travel, beach trips, barbecues and outdoor adventures. Yet, the same old dilemma remains: the pain of having to pack swimwear, active wear, plus several outfits.

Dry Dudz offer a stylish, versatile solution that can transition from a morning swim to an afternoon run to a casual evening BBQ and back again. Great for everything from travel to a summer workout, Dry Dudz provide maximum support with its compression short liners and patented Quick Mount System™ (QMS™), as well as quick-drying comfort provided by a DD Quick Dry wikTec fabric. Dry Dudz stands out as one of the lightest boardshorts on the market thanks to an innovative 115g polyester fabric weave, and also features four-way stretch where necessary to forgivingly fit all sizes and shapes. They also come in a light, waterproof, compact bag for stress-free packing.


Results You’ll See, Products He’ll Use

Six Products Women Should Keep on Hand for the Men in Their Life

 It’s pretty much common knowledge that unless men are channeling their inner-Ryan Seacrest, most do not take the time to take care of their skin. Therefore, the responsibility ultimately falls to the wife, girlfriend, daughter or mother to make sure that special man is at least cleansing, treating and moisturizing. So ladies here are a few Murad products to stock your bathrooms with that will not only help your man’s skin, but yours as well!

1. Cleansing Shave

This patented antioxidant-rich cleansing formula features Murad's exclusive Beard Softening Complex® and Mushroom Enzyme exfoliants to uncover stubborn facial hairs and prepare skin for a superior shave. The great news is that it works the same on the stubborn leg, underarm and bikini line hair for women. So stick it in the shower for a good shave for everyone!

Murad Man Cleansing Shave 

2. Soothing Skin, Lip and Cuticle

Not only is this healing salve great for getting the perfect pout, but it’s also a miracle cure for dry knees, elbows and hands – common problems for guys who do yard work, household repairs and generally working with their hands. Bringing immediate relief to dry, chapped lips and minor skin irritations by sealing in long lasting moisture as it gently smoothes and exfoliates, Soothing Skin and Lip contains Vitamin E to condition and help relieve chapping and cracking, Lanolin to protect against environmental dehydration and BHAs to gently exfoliate and smooth away dry patches..

Murad Hybrids Soothing Skin Lip and Cuticle Care 

3. Razor Burn Rescue

A product you can steal from his medicine cabinet, this is great for men’s faces – and women’s bikini lines! Razor Burn Rescue reduces ingrown hair, bumps and irritation by infusing skin with a unique blend of healing antioxidants and redness reducing anti-inflammatories. Glycolic Acid clears irritating dead skin and debris from hair follicles.

Razor Burn Rescue 

4. Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30

Every girl knows that the first rule of skincare is to wear an SPF every day. But, for most men the greasy feeling of a sunscreen outweighs the health and anti-aging benefits. Now he can’t complain! Murad’s Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30 is a light, long-lasting, high SPF waterproof formula that protects skin with three active sunscreens. Pomegranate Extract enhances sun protection and prevents free radical damage. And the waterproof formula resists water and sweat for long-lasting defense

 Murad Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30

5. Face Defense® SPF 15

The perfect male moisturizer! Face Defense SPF 15 is a lightweight, oil-free formula that infuses skin with shine-free moisture while broad spectrum sunscreens and antioxidants shield against UVA/UVB damage. This quickly absorbing lotion features the patented Skin Repair System to help restore elasticity to environmentally stressed skin.

Face Defense  SPF 15 

6. Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum®

Make your skin say “ahhhh” after an irritating shave Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum decreases irritation and redness while quenching dehydrated skin. Hyaluronic Acid and Glycolipids in this weightless serum improve hydration, calm irritated skin and reduce sensitivity. Formulated with super hydrators that hold up to 1,000 times their weight in water, Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum eases irritation caused by waxing, professional skincare services, sunburn and allergens.

Redness Therapy Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum 

Kings of Cole for Dad's Day

Tired of your husband’s old, worn out go-to sweatshirt? With Father’s Day right around the corner, Kings of Cole (www.kingsofcole.com) has the perfect solution! Our wide collection of the comfiest zip-ups, pull-overs and sweatpants, adorned with rose-gold colored hardware, are guaranteed to be a worthy replacement.

Some of our favorite male celebrities, including Scott Disick, Taylor Lautner, JayZ, Jonathan Cheban, and Fabolous have been spotted wearing Kings of Cole apparel. Perfect for lounging around, working out at the gym, or even a dinner out, Kings of Cole can be tailored for many occasions. Better yet, our sweatshirts are unisex, so ladies, you can even borrow it!


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Shop Nautica for Dad this Father's Day!

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Father's Day Gifts From Thymes

Treat your dad to a revitalizing, fresh fragrance from Thymes’s Naia collection for Father’s Day. Developed with yerba mate, a South American herb renowned for its skin rejuvenating properties, the Naia fragrance collection revitalizes not only your senses, but your skin as well. Evoking a singular sense of calm and clarity, Naia transports dad to a refreshing escape in nature, heightening his self-awareness and focus so he can better appreciate the beauty of life’s every moment.  

An addictive crisp green scent, Naia blends tart yuzu with succulent lychée and zesty lemon pulp, leading to a heart of water lily, glowing cyclamen and woodsy bamboo leaves. A heady enlivening finish of Hinoki wood and sheer musk rounds out this invigorating fragrance.

These products from Naia make perfect gifts for dad:

Naia Body Wash: Whether used as a shower gel or body cleanser, this refreshing wash immerses him in lush, skin-conditioning botanicals. Enriched with glycerin to soften skin and yerba mate to stimulate your body and senses, this indulgent formula delivers a deep, revitalizing clean.
Naia Bar Soap: Infused with hydrating glycerin and nourishing yerba mate, this triple-milled soap creates a rich lather, clarifying skin while enveloping you with a crisp, clean fragrance.
Naia Body Lotion: For smooth, supple skin, look no further than this creamy lotion. It blends yerba mate extract, antioxidant-rich vitamin E, glycering and shea butter to seal in moisture and protect and fortify skin from head to toe.
Naia Cologne: A spritz of this brisk, clean cologne is all it takes to enliven dad’s senses. The luscious scent of water lily and cyclamen is beautifully complemented with the sweet-tart of citrus and lychée.

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