Suitorial: Inspiration for the Men’s Office Outfit

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I know it’s summertime and all of these “outfits” (or whatever men would call them) probably sound like hot death. But fall is quickly approaching and cooler temperatures allow for layering and more exciting outfits.

I stumbled upon a great blog – Suitorial – which is written by Paolo & Philou. They are two European guys that seem to find the coolest shops and coolest clothes. I realize that I’m a girl so my favorite pics may not be relevant but I’ll tell you why I like each one and you can decide for yourself!

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Sweater vests under blazers/suit jackets look really nice. I love the use of different neutrals and the pop of red. Are pocket squares worn by a lot of men? I don’t think I’ve really seen a lot of those happening but I like them, lots.

More handsome menswear inspiration after the jump…

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This outfit is a little too matchy for me but I like the green pants and the navy blue blazers. Dark/neutral colored blazers seem to calm down louder shirts and pants colors.

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Favorite outfit. The classy office blue shirt and red pants! Ah, I love that he can pull off red pants. Great brown blazer too.

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More pocket square use and great shoes

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Floral pattern ties are really nice (beware the ones that look like they are from the 80s)

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Pocket square with cream pants. This is a seriously classy look..not sure if it can be pulled off by every man.

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A rainbow of ties! Ties should make your outfit look happy.

All the guys out there, give us your favorite items to wear to work!

–Thanks to Suitorial for all the great stuff

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Review: Sephora Power Mask, Hydrogel Eye Mask

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I am going to be brutally honest with you: I am a sucker for facial masks. I love testing out different masks on my face for various skin concerns, and when I saw this in Sephora’s clearance section on their website, I quickly added it to my shopping cart without thinking twice. I did not have high expectations for this mask, since it was in the clearance section, and I figured it would be something I would test out, and toss out. I made sure to test this hydrogel eye mask on a day when I was clearly in need of some refreshing and pampering, so why not choose Memorial Day? Bad food, a couple of drinks, and little sleep the night before made my skin look dull, and left my under eye area puffy and dark. Not only was I surprised by this mask, but I was blown away. To read a full review,

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Sephora Hydrogel Eye Mask is a unique, one-of-a-kind eye mask that fits exclusively around and over your eye area, hydrating the delicate skin around your eyes. The innovative technology brings you an anti-inflammatory formula for targeted relaxation and toning of your eye area. This mask claims to give dramatic results: rested looking eyes, relaxed eye contour, lighter, more toned eyelids, and a relaxing, cool feeling eye area.

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By now, most reading this know how I feel about my under eye area. I am prone to puffiness and bags underneath my eyes, particularly if I have not been sleeping well, or indulging in bad food or a couple of drinks. Since today was Memorial Day, and I had been enjoying the time with my friends and family, I decided that my eye area needed a huge pick-me-up. I grabbed this mask, and took it out of the package, where I felt it for the first time. The eye mask is fitted to your eye area only (think: Mask of Zorro), and covers your eyelids as you wear it. The mask has a squishy, “gel” feeling to it on one side, almost like you are poking Jello. I applied the squishy, gel side to my eyes, and laid down on the couch for fifteen minutes.

As soon as I applied this mask, it was instantly gratifying. It cooled my eye area, and felt extremely luxurious, rich, and moisturizing. In fact, I felt like I was at a spa receiving a professional treatment. It instantly made my entire face and head feel very relaxed, and at ease. The hydrogel actually creates a light suction to your eye area to remain in place, and you can literally feel the stress, tension, and toxins melting away. I also couldn’t resist from touching the mask with my hands, because, well, it felt squishy and very cool!

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The next fifteen minutes flew by, and when it was time to take it off and take “After” photographs of my eye area, I was cringing, because I wanted another fifteen minutes with this baby! After removing the mask, my eye area felt tighter, and “lifted,” yet softer and more hydrated than ever. My eye area, especially underneath my eyes, felt cool and refreshed.

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Do I think the mask made a dramatic difference in the appearance of my eyes? Probably not. But my eye area felt ten times more refreshed, hydrated, and I felt as though my under eye and eye lid area looked less dull and dark. The big seller for me on this mask is the “experience.” Those heavenly fifteen minutes when you get to lay down, close your eyes, and feel like the weight is being lifted off of your face, eye area, and head. I can see this eye mask being especially great for someone who has eye strain, works on a computer often, gets frequent headaches, or doesn’t get a lot of sleep. The feeling this mask gives your entire eye area radiates to your “stress zones,” like your temples and head, and truly melts any stress away.

The pack only comes with one mask, however, instead of throwing my mask out after usage, I simply put it inside of a bag, and put it in my refrigerator to keep it cool for another one to two uses before discarding.

Bottom line: If you frequently deal with a fatigued eye, temple, or head area, this mask will instantly melt away any stress, tension, and dullness you may have. This mask brightened up my eye area, and made it feel more toned and refreshed.

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Sephora Power Mask’s retail for $6, and can be purchased at Sephora stores nationwide. Sephora Power Masks come in three types: Hydrogel Face Mask, Hydrogel Eye Mask, and a Fusio-Fiber Face Mask. The Sephora Hydrogel Eye Mask can also be purchased online by clicking the photograph and link below:


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Sisley Cosmetics Sued for Pregnancy Discrimination

This afternoon, Buzzfeed Shift brings news of a pending discrimination lawsuit against French makeup giant Sisley Cosmetics that could turn out to be a very big deal.

In short, an employee returned from maternity leave to face questions about her future reproductive plans from managers who strongly implied that a second child “wouldn’t be good for her job” and all but threatened to make her “redundant” by eliminating her position. She also claims that her higher-ups increased her workload and that a less-than-sympathetic HR rep effectively told her “my hands are tied”. Six months after returning from a second maternity leave, she lost her job.

We don’t have all the details in this case, but the narrative as we know it paints Sisley as a company that views pregnant employees and mothers as liabilities. Perhaps more troubling is the fact that discrimination lawsuits are nothing new for this old-school Parisian brand: In 2011, a black employee who worked for the company’s Saks Fifth Avenue counter filed suit after claiming that her manager repeatedly used racial slurs when addressing her and complained about a lack of “blonde” sales reps. A third employee sued in 2009 after a boss forbid her from sitting down behind the cosmetics counter despite the fact that she’d just gone through a spinal surgery that limited her range of movement. Only the last case has been resolved.

A common thread runs through all three lawsuits: Employees reported their concerns to company officials and HR staffers, who did nothing. We’d say that Sisley’s managers need some sensitivity training, but the fact that the company ignored all three complaints hints at a bigger problem.

GiGi Creme Wax Hair Remover

If you want to remove the hair easily and to look great, then cream hair remover is the best way. Some cream hair removers may change the color of the skin. Hence, it is essential to take care before selecting a hair remover. GiGi Creme wax hair remover is a smooth cream that removes hair gently. It has effective conditioners and so it leaves the skin smooth and silky. It melts at medium temperatures. Using GiGi wax hair remover is the easiest way to remove hair effectively.

The product has innovative formula and so you need to apply only a thinner film of the cream. It has better adhesion to hair sets. It never causes irritation or itching. It is recommended for sensitive skin also.

GiGi hair remover is one among the top hair remover brands available in the market. The cream allows you remove unwanted hair effectively at home. You need not require a professional help now to remove hair. Another advantage of the product is that it does not cause pain while removing the hair. It removes smoothly and leaves the skin silky.

The wax in this creme wax hair remover melts easily at low temperatures. Hence, it is possible to remove hair quickly. It is not essential to have any special skills to use the cream. Anyone can use the product after reading the instructions provided with the kit. It is advisable to use the product with GiGi warmer for better results.

GiGi creme honey wax hair remover has unique formula to remove unwanted hair from any part of the body. Number of women all over the world trusts it. Since, it removes the hair at the root and beneath the skin surface; it makes the skin hair free and smooth. It delays the growth of hair also.

The product is enriched with essential fatty acids that leave the skin soft and supple. It preserves the moisture of the skin while removing the hair. Hence, it leaves the skin less irritated after waxing.

This creme wax hair remover is specially designed to remove facial hairs. GiGi wax facial is recommended to be used in sensitive areas like upper lip, chin, cheeks, eyebrows, and hairline. It is extremely gentle and does not harm such sensitive areas. However, you need to take care of eyes and mouth while applying wax in those areas. If the cream enters eyes, wash it thoroughly and then consult your physician. GiGi Soy creme wax hair remover is the innovative product in beauty industry. It does not cause redness in the skin after waxing. It has special moisturizing feature that hydrates the skin well. The benefit of this hair remover is invariably seen on all skin types and leaves it smooth. It has effective anti oxidants that protects the skin. It does not have any heavy aroma and so it is a pleasure to use the product. It removes unwanted hair gently and promotes the health of the skin. It conditions the skin and makes it silky..

 

NARS Albatross Lipgloss Comes in for a Landing Soon

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NARS Albatross Lipgloss ($24), one of five new limited edition shades inspired by a different iconic NARS blush of the same name, comes in for a landing at Sephora stores and Sephora.com on July 29. The color’s designed to enhance the natural beauty of lips with a hint of soft, sheer golden shine.

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Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizing Cream Cleanser Review

My sister came to visit the family during the holiday and left behind Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizing Cream Cleanser.  I’m a huge fan of Aveeno products.  In fact, Aveeno’s Daily Lotion is a household staple.  As a beauty blogger, I like to try out different products and gave Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizing Cream Cleanser a try!

Product Details

This gentle, soap-free, creamy cleanser with skin conditioners lifts away dirt, oil and make-up while moisturizing dry and sensitive skin.   With an extract of Feverfew, a natural ingredient related to chamomile known for its soothing properties, your sensitive skin will look and feel its healthy best.

Approx. Price: $6
Where to Purchase? Mass market retailers

The Bottom Line

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizing Cream Cleanser is a disappointment!  The directions on the bottle read to massage into skin for 30 seconds before rinsing off for a good cleaning.  Yes, it does clean, but Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizing Cream Cleanser is actually pretty drying for a cream based cleanser.  Is it gentle? Nope.  Did it remove makeup? Nope (most face washes don’t).  Did it moisturize my dry skin? Nope.  After multiple uses, my skin was left feeling tight, stripped and dry!

Maybe there is a reason why my sister left this face wash behind!

Loving Lanvin’s Well Heeled Strap Sandal!

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We love everything about Lanvin’s Strap Sandal shoes. The style and design are fabulous.

Too many clunky and heavy versions of this shoe.This is the real deal.The platform sole makes them very comfortable even with the sexy high heel.  Pair with a pencil skirt, short skirt, dress or this season’s ever-so hot pant suit especially in camel!

They’re made of lambskin and feature an adjustable ankle strap, gold toned hardware , covered platform, covered heel and squared toe. Chic, edgy and pricey…but you’re worth it! Click the link to shop: Shoes at mytheresa.com

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