See what’s new at 24-7 Style…a few of our favorites are listed below!
Amy Kathryn Poppy, $87.75
See what’s new at 24-7 Style…a few of our favorites are listed below!
Amy Kathryn Poppy, $87.75
There are lots of words being tossed around in regards to hair-care lately. Brazilian. Keratin. Formaldehyde. Wait…formaldehyde? On my hair? Yep, if you’ve had a hair straightening or smoothing treatment, chances are it contained formaldehyde.
We were recently introduced to a whole line of amazing products that are indeed Brazilian, do contain keratin (of the vegetable nature, not animal), and are formaldehyde free! nuNAAT's at home products allow for both healthy and frizz-free hair at both a price you can afford and locations you already shop (Wal-Greens and Drugstore.com for example).
Made in Brazil with a variety of natural ingredients, mostly found in the Amazon, nuNAAT’s products are obtained through ecological processes and sustainable development, helping to both generate income for locals and contributing to the forest’s preservation.
Products in the nuNAAT Brazillian Keratin Collection:
Deep Moisturizing Shampoo: Deep cleansing, non-abrasive and utilizes vegetable keratin, mild surfactants and amino acids. No sodium chloride and a scent that’s nothing short of amazing.
Deep Conditioner: Tata frizz! More keratin and amino acids that leave your hair soft and frizz and tangle free.
Keratin Reconstructor: LOVE LOVE LOVE. For whatever reason, the “liquid” part through me off…I’m used to “cream” everything. But it’s fast absorbing and should be generously applied to wet hair and then blow-dried and flat ironed, which helps seal cuticles and allows the keratin to fully penetrate the hair fibers. Feels amazing!
Intense Hair Mask: I’d never used a hair mask and….well…now I’m pretty much addicted. A weekly mask that after 15 minutes, fills cracks in hair fibers for renewed life and shine. Gorgeous!
Serum Ultra Shine: You know how normally serum sits on your hair and leaves it heavy and a little greasy looking? This is not that serum! 100% silicon it creates a protective film on hair to condition strands and promote shine and flexibility. Super soft hair and during this time of year…it also helps combat static!
**For writing and review purposes, 24-7 Style did receive a sample of the above nuNAAT products.
In the summer, painting my nails is second nature, but when winter hits for whatever reason, my nails stay naked way too long. Until recently. I was introduced to Dr.’s REMEDY® Fall Fever Collection. Love seems like such a silly word to describe nail polish, but, ummm…I kinda do. The deep rich hues make it easy to keep the tips of my digits as pretty as they’ve ever been during the cold weather months.
The three colors, DEFENSE Deep Red, BALANCE Brick, and NOBEL Navy, don’t just look great on but are part of the entire line from Dr.’s REMEDY® that is actually doctor-inspired and dedicated to using clean, hypoallergenic ingredients. Enriched with naturally occurring antifungal ingredients like tea tree oil, garlic bulb extract, vitamins C and E, and wheat protein, the polishes are also free from harsh toxins which promote healthier, stronger nails and are the first-ever nail polishes on the market approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association.
While you can wear the colors anyway you want, I can’t stop with the Brick (a modern maroon with body and balance) on my toes (yes, regardless of the temperature, I’m still sporting peep-toes!), and enjoying a trendier approach to my fingers, showing off the Deep Red (a rich bordeaux with a mystifying matte finish) on everything but my index fingers, where I use the Navy (a sea-at-dusk shade that reflects light and brings dimension to tips and toes alike). The latter two coordinate so amazingly together, I would almost feel guilty not wearing them at the same time.
All of the colors are available at RemedyNails.com for $17 apiece, except for today, Cyber Monday, where you can snag them for $14 each and enjoy free shipping! Stay up-to-date on Dr.’s Remedy news, by following on Twitter: @RemedyNails and liking on Facebook: Facebook.com/RemedyNails.
**For writing and review purposes 24-7 Style did receive a product sample.
‘Tis the season to be shopping…and saving! If you prefer to avoid the crowds versus join them, here are the best of the best online deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
24-7 Style: 11/25 shop between midnight and 12 noon CST and save 15% on all orders! Enter TURKEYS at checkout. 11/28 once again save 15% on all orders, but be sure to check out the DEALS OF THE DAY – huge Cyber Monday savings! Enter SAVEBIG at checkout. As always, free shipping on all orders over $25.
Alchimie-Forever: 11/23-11/29 30% off any purchase on the website. Enter code FF2011.
Shop It To Me: Check you inbox for amazing deals or log into your account to see your personal sales.
Dr.’s Remedy: Buy any Dr.’s Remedy Enriched Nail Polish for only $14 AND receive free shipping! Offer begins at 5 a.m. on 11/25 and expires 11/28 at 11:59.
Swarovski Crystalized: 11/25 through 11/27 select designer pieces select designer pieces will be 50% off. Cyber Monday will have the entire site marked down 20%!
Adidas: 11/25 select Adidas Originals watches discounted to $29.99 while supplies last; Additional 10% off sales selection with discount code (available on website); 30% off all bags; Free shipping on orders over $49. 11/27 and 11/28 Free shipping on all purchases, no minimum Discounts including: $15 off orders of $80 or more, $25 off orders of $100 or more, $40 off orders of $125 or more.
Perry Ellis: 11/25 40% off the entire store (store locations only). 11/28 50% off entire site…enter GWP at checkout.
NYDJ: 11/25 scarf with any purchase.
isABelt Ltd.: 11/25 through 11/28 Free shipping on entire order.
Need a unique cocktail to serve to your friends and family this Thanksgiving? Our guess is you’ve never tried the Tipsy Turvey! Recipe is below, or watch the how-to video from LEAFtv for a step-by-step. Or, if you live NYC it’s also available to order at Fat Radish and made with Kanon Organic Vodka.
1 Part Kanon Vodka
1 Part bourbon
3/4 Part Maple Syrup
3/4 Part Lemon Juice
4 Cubes Roasted Pumpkin
(roast at 350 for 35 minutes)
Muddle pumpkin with maple syrup, add all other ingredients and shake vigorously. Strain (double strain with sieve, if possible) onto fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a pinch of cinnamon.
*created be Demetrios Saites at the Fat Radish
Gossip Girl actress Kaylee Defer was all dolled up in Marco Bicego pieces at the 100th Episode Party in NYC on Saturday, November 19th choosing the Jaipur Link 18kt gold ring and earrings. The earrings are currently available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $2,160 and the ring can be purchased at Nordstrom for $1,780.
There’s a new player in the wrinkle-reducing game ladies that you’re sure to be excited about! Recently featured on The Doctors, ePrime is the ONLY energy-based dermal remodeling device that delivers energy directly to the dermis boosting the skin’s natural production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. “ePrime is a revolutionary new technology in facial aesthetics that delivers energy directly into the skin to produce a three-dimensional improvement to the topography and volume of the skin,” said Mitch Chasin, M.D., Cosmetic Laser Specialist and Medical Director at Reflections Center for Skin and Body in Livingston and Bridgewater, New Jersey. “What sets the ePrime apart clinically from other energy-based devices is that it not only stimulates the production of new collagen, which is standard in many energy-based devices and even with popular topicals, but it has also been clinically proven to stimulate elastin and hyaluronic acid reproduction – the trinity of natural youth allowing skin to not only look younger, but behave younger too.”
For the first time ePrime’s proprietary Intelligent Feedback Systems™ (IFS), which measures temperature in real time, allows practitioners to adjust power levels to safely and effectively meet the needs of different skin conditions and all skin types. This single treatment procedure takes less than an hour to perform under local anesthetic allowing patients to drive home safely post-treatment and return to normal activities within 24 hours.
It’s been nine years since Victoria’s Secret and Swarovski first collaborated to create fabulously gleaming lingerie and last week’s show had them collaborating again, this time to the tune of over 2 million Swarovski Elements. Embellishing 6 key looks, which included the iconic Angel wings, exquisite custom made lingerie, designer couture pieces, shoes and even stockings, the 2011 angels were dolled up like never before.
Reinhard Mackinger, executive vice president for Swarovski North America was inspired by the collaboration. “Both brands stand for creativity, inspiration, and complement each other in the creation of new products as well as lend an aspirational appeal to the customer. We are thrilled to continue expanding our collaboration to reach not only the Fashion Show viewer but the consumer as well.”
Angel Bregje Heinen (shown) wore a matador inspired piece, created by designer Jenny Manik Mercian, as a part of the Passion theme, which also included stunning Passion Play Fan Wings (also from Manik Mercian) which took over 5 months to complete with approximately 105,000 Swarovski Elements and weighing approximately 22 pounds.
The 23 carat gold-plated antique copper Passion Play Fan Wings were inspired by a jewel box of luxurious, opulent gem tones making each wing distinctive and dramatic on its own. Stunning combinations of poppy oranges and reds mixed with fuchsias, vibrant turquoise, royal blue and chartreuse are contrasted with shocking yellows and dazzling hues of metallic gold. Romance, desire and sensuality are captured in the luxurious detail of lace, brocades, embroidery and beading reminiscent of Haute Couture.
“As a Designer, I stand behind the motto that the pieces you make are only as good as the materials they’re made with,” said Todd Thomas, designer for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. “Therefore, the collaboration with Swarovski and the use of their luxurious SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS and innovative product make for some of the strongest and most dramatic pieces I’ve ever had the pleasure of creating in my years working on the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. It's a collaboration made in heaven, fit for an angel.”
The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will air on Tuesday, November 29 at 10/9C on the CBS television network, featuring musical performances, pink carpet interviews, supermodel profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the world's most celebrated fashion show.
For behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the costumes be sure to watch the below video…fabulous!
Tis’ the season when it becomes ridiculously hard to get our workouts in, so here’s something to inspire you: Run Hundred’s Top 10 Workout Songs for November. Each month, a new list is compiled based off of the votes of readers. I’m smitten with the below…I might just go for a little jog myself! To find more workout songs, or to vote for next month’s contenders, check out Run Hundred’s free database of music for working out.
November’s Top 10 Workout Songs
San Francisco, CA – Nov 2, 2011 – This month's top 10 list has a little of what you'd expect—and a little you might not. Flo Rida, who's no stranger to this list, shows up in two tracks this month. Enrique Iglesias continues his transition from balladeer to club rocker. And Kelly Clarkson, after faltering with the first single off her new album, bounced back ferociously with the second.
As for surprises, they're mostly entries from folks relatively new on the dance scene. Highlights include songs from Tim Berg (who remixed his own track under his Avicii moniker), Skrillex (whose collaboration with Kaskade is the first dubstep track ever the make the Top 10), and Wolfgang Gartner (who's made the chart with a little help from Will.I.Am).
Here's the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred--the web's most popular blog for workout songs.
Tim Berg - Seek Bromance (Avicii Vocal Edit) - 127 BPM
Alex Gaudino & Kelly Rowland - What A Feeling (Hardwell Remix) - 130 BPM
Wolfgang Gartner & Will.I.Am - Forever - 128 BPM
Hot Chelle Rae - Tonight Tonight (Goldstein Remix) - 118 BPM
Taio Cruz & Flo Rida - Hangover - 129 BPM
Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull & The WAV.s - I Like How It Feels - 129 BPM
Kaskade & Skrillex - Lick It - 128 BPM
Adrian Lux - Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode) - 128 BPM
Flo Rida - Good Feeling - 129 BPM
Kelly Clarkson - What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger) - 117 BPM
Another celeb sighting at Edit New York, this one in the form of Gossip Girl star Michelle Trachtenberg. The actress was picking up essentials November 8th, such as two pair of Fendi shoes, a Stella McCartney clutch and an Isabel Marant blazer.
“I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.” Andy Warhol
Beauty junkies all seem to be the little social butterflies don’t we? The two do go hand-in-hand however. We pretty ourselves up to be out and about which leads to late nights, which leads to the need for more product to assure our beauty the next morning. Sound familiar?
It’s no wonder then we’re pretty much gaga for The Socializer™ from Elizabeth Grant…well us and Blake Lively, Jessica Szohr, Leighton Meester, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kristin Bell. Not too shabby company to keep!
Two tiny, chicly packaged, pen-like tubes, The Socializer™ Bright Lights (AM) and The Socializer™ Late Nights (PM), contain all the hydrating, cooling, soothing, de-puffing, dark-circle-erasing and illuminating action you need for your eyes to stay gorgeous regardless of what is, or was, on your calendar. Apply one to two clicks to your under-eye area and viola! Gorgeousness.
Containing ulva lactuca (algae to help improve the skin’s elasticity and support fibers), matrixyl (increases collagen synthesis, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and regenerates skin), allantoin (relieves irritated skin and healing), and chamomile (soothes and calms the skin) – you’re eyes will L-O-V-E love you for The Socializer™.
Retails for $40 at ElizabethGrant.com.
Mommy-to-be Beyonce hasn’t let pregnancy get in the way of her good fashion sense. While arriving to a meeting in New York, she was seen wearing a pair of Citizens of Humanity “Avedon” Slick Skinny Maternity Jeans in Dust. The jean retails for $196.
We’re always in the mood for a new bag and we’ve just added eight styles that you’re sure to swoon over. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but below are two styles that are sure to garner some popularity votes! Check out all of the bags offered at 24-7 Style!
This ultra-soft faux snakeskin Peggy Clutch from Zambos & Siega is amazing! Loved by celebs and us regular folk as well! $130.
Perfect for day and weekend, this Amy Kathryn Poppy Shoulder Bag is constructed from eco-friendly faux leather and organic cotton canvas. $87.75.
Is it just me or are things turning up taupe these days? And while, no, taupe isn’t necessarily “new,” it is everywhere. And why shouldn’t it be? The grayish-brown hue looks ca-razy good with other neutrals and modern-chic with more dominant colors like rich berry-tones. A few of our favorites:
Amy Kathryn Wisteria Clutch/Messenger, Available at 24-7 Style for $54
Zigi Soho Sheena Wedge Bootie, Available at DSW for $89.95
Lanvin Liquid Jersey Skirt, available at Nordstrom for $1,390 (hey, I said “favorites”, not “cheapest!”)
You know how in the summer, we have those days that we’re too busy to work out, but it doesn’t matter, because it’s summer. We’re active – out and about being social – and somehow it all just works. When the temperature drops however, if we don’t have our extra little bit of motivation, we’re done for and the term “blob” takes on a whole new meaning. So, it’s no wonder that I’m currently infatuated with Run Hundred, the web’s most popular workout music blog. Each and every month, a new list, constructed from subscriber votes, is generated of the must-haves you need in your workout playlist. Below, straight from Run Hundred, is what was trending in October (yes, I realize I am officially behind!)…
This month's list brings two questions to mind:
#1. For how many consecutive months will David Guetta turn up in these top 10 lists? (His new track with Usher made the cut--and he just barely missed making it again with his recent Nicki Minaj collaboration).
#2. Will Calvin Harris, Benny Benassi or Afrojack be the one that unseats him? (All three are making their second appearances on the charts this month. And, like Guetta, each has begun being billed as the artist on his tracks--rather than being credited as the producer/remixer, which was the case a couple years ago.)
This month's top 10 is rounded out by a new track from LMFAO, a Britney remix, and a song by Young The Giant--brought most folks' attention by the band's surprise inclusion on this year's MTV Video Music Awards.
#10 Rihanna & Calvin Harris - We Found Love - 128 BPM
#9 Dev - In The Dark - 125 BPM
#8 Afrojack & Eva Simons - Take Over Control - 128 BPM
#7 LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It - 129 BPM
#6 Chris Brown & Benny Benassi - Beautiful People - 129 BPM
#5 Shortee & Faust - Friday Night Special - 133 BPM
#4 Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne - Motivation (Rebel Rock Remix) - 130 BPM
#3 Britney Spears - I Wanna Go (Oliver Remix) - 129 BPM
#2 Young The Giant - My Body - 130 BPM
#1 David Guetta & Usher - Without You - 128 BPM
Brrr….I don’t care what the calendar says, in my head, November = winter. And along with the good things like sweaters, boots and hot chocolate, cold weather brings about some things we could do without, namely goosebumps, outrageous heat bills, and (gasp) skin that’s less than stellar. No worries beauts, Margot Grant Witz, Beauty Director at Elizabeth Grant Skincare below offers 5 tips to stay gorgeous all winter long. P.S. Brooke Shields, Natalie Portman and Kate Hudson are among the celebs that turn to Margot for counsel – the woman was born to beautify!
5 Cold Weather Skincare Myths: Debunked!
MYTH: SPF is only for summer time.
FACT: This is the biggest myth out there. Even though the sun is shining the strongest in the summer time, it doesn’t mean the sun isn’t out for 365 days a year. Even on cloudy days, the sun can be damaging to unprotected skin. How? UVA rays penetrate even the thickest of clouds, and act as one of the most, if not THE most potent aging factors in the environment. Use a SPF everyday of the year and in 10/20 years you and your baby-soft skin will thank me.
MYTH: “I don’t need to wash my face tonight. I’m not wearing any makeup. And it’s cold… I haven’t been sweating or anything!”
FACT: Even if you’ve been makeup free on a chilly fall day, dirt, oil and environmental residue can make you break out. Not a good enough reason? Think of it this way… all of the air you’ve hit throughout the day has particles in it, sticking to your skin. Once you lay down on your pillowcase, this dirt is transferred, and ready to breed bacteria. GROSS! Change your pillowcase weekly to avoid this, and hair-care residue transfer, from creating a prime pore clogging culprit.
MYTH: “I’m broke from holiday spending and thus can’t afford quality skincare that is expensive.”
FACT: Yes, there are pricier products, but it is not the packaging or the price that matters; it is the active ingredients. Spending tons of dough on a product. Key drugstore brand ingredients include Collagen to firm, a combination of Salicylic Acid & Glycolic Acid to rid & prevent blemishes & oil and Vitamin C to refresh.
MYTH: “I have good genes, I don’t need a skincare routine.”
FACT: Although this is kind of true, it’s also a case of nature vs. nurture. Of course good genes go a long way, but taking care of your skin makes the good genes last. By practicing a good skin care regime, it helps to make sure that the harmful effects of nature don’t take their toll on your skin. Also remember - skin care doesn’t work overnight to take away or resolve your skin concerns, and if it does, its not long term. Take some patience, and 4-8 weeks, with any product to really see the difference.
MYTH: “My skin feels tight because it’s cold out.”
FACT: No, it actually means your face is stripped of its natural oils, kicking your skin into overdrive. What does that mean? It means the appearance of your skin takes a toll. Fine lines may be more noticeable and your skin may break out due to having to produce more oil. All in all, listen to your skin. Skincare is about caring for your skin. Not harming it.
Looking for the most effective way to avoid these common cold weather skin mishaps?
Margot recommends using the following products from the Elizabeth Grant skincare collection to make this chilly season the smoothest one, yet. Please let me know if you’d like samples, images or additional information.
1) The Socializer Can You Keep A Secret? lip exfoliator and balm [$38]
2) Hand and Foot Cream [$20]
3) Lubricating Body Treatment [$29]
4) Essence of Torricelumn [$50-70]
5) Advanced Cellular Age Defense Day and Night Creams [$99/$120]
Give great face and show your skin some love. Visit www.elizabethgrant.com to shop a variety of products including sunscreens, face washes, lip balms, moisturizers, and everything else in between you will need to keep your skin looking hot in the cold weather.