My FIVE Favorite Subscription Boxes For Summer | By The Editor

My very first subscription box was right when Birchbox came out.

I remember being SO excited that I was going to get only the best beauty products in the mail, for literally $10 a month, or $110 a year, um…DEAL STEAL.

This was right before they came out with the Men’s Birchbox too, which I love even more because you can shop for yourself, and your boyfriend or significant other at the exact same time!

Since Birchbox there has been a TON of other subscription boxes that have recently came out, and so I wanted to share with you guys what boxes I thought would be perfect for summer.

1.  Birchbox { Obviously }

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2. Quarterly

{ I got the Nina Garcia box and LOVED IT! }

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3. Box Of Style By Rachel Zoe

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4. Julep Maven

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5. POPSUGAR Must Have Box

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A Favorite New Brand Of Mine | Treska

Happy Thursday, We are almost to Friday!

When it comes to jewelry and accessories, I am a huge nerd, yet the biggest jewelry fan.

My collection of jewelry piles up upon stacks after stacks after stacks, but for some reason, I still find myself wearing the exact same jewelry piece that I just wore the day before.

I’m not sure if that is because all the jewelry I have is pretty much all the same style, or if this is because I just haven’t come across really good jewelry pieces that are unique, and that stand out.

One of my favorite jewelry lines though, has recently been Treska.

Yes, I am sharing this with you guys because you NEED to know about them, and their pretty much well…life changing, when it comes to the ‘jewelry department‘ side of things.

Oh! And did I mention that they also sell, handbags, scarves, and apparel?

To start, here are a few of my very favorite jewelry pieces from their line:

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Chunky Bead Bib Necklace

$53.95

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Chunky Bead Memory Coil Neck

$45.95

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Beaded Pendant Necklace

$57.95

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13 Row Beaded Bracelet

$29.95

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Openwork & Bead Fringe EP

$21.95

Here are a few of my favorite scarves from Treska:

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Abstract Branches

$17.95

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Abstract Feather Blue

$17.95

Here are a few of my favorite bags from Treska:

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3 Piece Tote Set Navy

$76.95

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3 Piece Bag Set Navy/Brown

$76.95

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3 Piece Bag Set Black/Brown

$76.95

TO SHOP TRESKA CLICK HERE

Italian Stuffed Peppers | Recipe

Better Recipes is without a doubt one of my all time top favorite websites when it comes to ‘cooking in the kitchen’. I love that they have the ‘Daily Dish’, which is a ‘Dish Of The Day’ type of deal, and then they have a variety of other dishes that you can browse from.

A dish in particular that caught my eye, was their ‘Italian Stuffed Peppers‘.

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The last time I actually had a ‘Stuffed Pepper’, it was well…store bought, and it honestly didn’t taste all that great. Just imagine a soggy pepper, so I was over the moon excited when I came across this recipe, and I wanted to share it with you guys as well.

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Here’s What You Need:

4 large peppers (green, red, yellow or orange), tops cut off and cleaned out

1 lb hot Italian sausage, crumbled

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes

2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

1 cup cooked rice

salt & fresh ground pepper (to taste)

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Fresh basil, for garnish

Here Are Your Directions:

1.  Saute sausage and onion until browned.  Add garlic and saute for 3 minutes.

2.  Stir in tomatoes and Italian seasoning, simmer for 5 minutes.  Stir in rice and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

3.  Stuff sausage and rice mixture into the hollowed out peppers.  Place inside muffin pan and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.  Garnish with fresh basil, if desired.

4.  Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes, or until peppers are tender.

{Courtesy of Better Recipes: Italian Stuffed Peppers }

Serani M Designs | By The Editor

I hope you all are enjoying your Wednesday.

I am beyond excited to share with you all one of my newest favorite brands Serani M Designs.

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I met the designer of Serani M Designs, Sandra, a while back at The Golden Globes gifting suite, and absolutely fell in love with her. I even had the chance to get my hands on one of her top selling necklaces.

As I began learning more and more about Serani M Designs, I learned that the designer, Sandra, has always had an extreme passion for art, and has always been drawn to  jewelry making.

What drew me more close to Sandra though was that we had something so similar in common, and that was that my mom was a cancer survivor, as so was Sandra.

Sandra being a breast cancer survivor, she actually started making pink and white bracelets and donating all of the net proceeds to cancer research.

Realizing how many people wanted to support breast cancer in particular and that these individuals didn’t always want to wear pink, Sandra started a line of her own, that she now calls Breast Cancer Bracelet Batches. All of these bracelets come in beautiful earth tones.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from her Breast Cancer Bracelet Batches Collection:

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CLASSIC CAUSE

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Sandra’s unique style and love for nature, especially love for the beach is reflected in much of her work including her best selling collection, her “Sand & Surf Collection“.

Each piece from her Sand & Surf collection contains a bit of sand from her extensive collection, but this can also be custom by sending a small amount to Sandra from your favorite place on earth.

These pieces are great for destination weddings, special getaways, vacations, and much, much more!

Here are a few of my favorite pieces from her Sand & Surf collection:

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SAND & SURF PENDANT RECTANGLE

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SAND & SURF PENDANT TEARDROP

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SAND & SURF EARRINGS CRYSTAL LONG

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SAND & SURF CRYSTAL EARRINGS RECTANGLE

To include a few other favorites of mine from Sandra’s collection:

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WRAP IT UP BRACELET

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WRAP IT UP BRACELET RED

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BUCKLE UP BRACELET

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BUCKLE UP BRACELET RED

TO SHOP SERANI M DESIGNS CLICK HERE

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Favorite Summer Styles From Black Eyewear | Designer

I remember my very first pair of glasses, and it was when I was in 7th grade.

Having not so great eye sight runs in my family, and up until 7th grade, it had always seemed as though, I was the lucky one in the family with perfect vision.

My very first pair of glasses was from a eyeglass store in one of the local malls by my house. I’ll never forget the glasses being silver rimed, with two oddly shaped ovals as lenses.

I guess back in 7th grade, I didn’t really care too much about how I looked, as long as I had the ability to see as if I had 20/20 vision.

Sadly, the glasses didn’t last me too much longer, as I remember during ‘study hall’, I accidentally stepped on them.

Now a days, I feel like you have endless styles of glasses varying from Ralph Lauren to Prada, along with others.

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{ Black rimmed glasses have always been my favorite }

I was fairly excited when I recently became introduced to Black Eyewear.

They have a vast majority of styles ranging from square, round, panto, and cat eye. They also have a variety of colors as well.

Aside from carrying regular glasses, they also carry sunglasses, and don’t mind if I do, but I am head over heels in love with a few styles myself.

Black Eyewear is located in London, but you can order off of their online store at www.blackeyewear.com

Here are a few of my favorite styles:

SUNGLASSES:

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WES- TAN AMBER HAVANA

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CHRISTY- JAPANESE HAVANA

GLASSES:

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DJANGO- BLACK

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DJANGO- TWO TONED GREY

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PANAMA- CLEAR CRYSTAL

CLICK HERE TO SHOP THE REST OF THE STYLES FROM BLACK EYEWEAR

Month Of May Giveaway By FBE & Chiffon Souffle | Giveaway

Wahoo! Wahoo! Wahoo! It’s another giveaway!

Who doesn’t love F.R.E.E beauty products? Lets be real….

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For the month of May, i’ve partnered with Free Beauty Events ( again ), and they are giving you a chance to win a basket full of goodies and beauty products this month!

For the month of May, the beauty basket includes products from Revlon, CoverGirl, NYX, St. Ives, Olay and more!

The Contest runs from now through 5/31/15.

TO ENTER TO WIN THIS BEAUTY BASKET CLICK HERE

DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT FREE BEAUTY EVENTS FOR MORE GIVEAWAYS

Summer Sandals Under $100 | Designer

When it comes to finding the ‘perfect’ sandals for summer, it’s always a tough task for me because new trends and stylish details always come up every new season. You also want to find a good pair of sandals that will last you a long time, and a pair that is reasonably in your budget.

I’ve decided to round up a few of my personal favorite summer sandals that are under $100. You can even find a pair at your favorite department store for a reasonable price!

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‘Posey’ Espadrille Wedge Sandal By MICHAEL Michael Kors

$89.90

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‘Turner’ Espadrille Wedge Sandal By Sam Edelman

$99.90

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‘Poseidon’ Platform Bootie By Vince Camuto

$89.90

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‘Korkey’ Ankle Strap Wedge Platform Sandal By Steve Madden

$53.56

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‘Shady’ Wedge Sandal By DV By Dolce Vita

$53.96

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‘Remie’ Sandal By Dolce Vita

$95.96

OCRF Super Saturday For Ovarian Cancer | By The Editor

Happy Happy Saturday!

I hope you guys are all doing well, and great!

Today had to of been one of the best days that i’ve had in a while, because the event that I attended OCRF’s Super Saturday was benefiting a cause that is super close to my heart, and my family, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

Cancer runs in my family like you wouldn’t believe, and for me, that’s terrifying.  I was blessed enough that my mom ended up beating cervical cancer, and I was unfortunate enough that my grandpa is currently battling cancer, and is now in treatment.

OCRF’s Super Saturday was hosted by Molly Sims, and Rachel Zoe and the event consisted of yummy treats, and bites to eat, as well as endless shopping at a discounted price, where all of the proceeds were benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

I ended up buying a pair of Kenneth Cole sandals, that I LOVE, as well as participating in a few raffles that they had going on.

 If you are ever in L.A next year, I would highly recommend attending this same event, as it is open to the general public as well.

Here are a few pictures from todays event:

PS: I also made my own “Flower Crown”, courtesy of Mary Kay.

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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OCRF CLICK HERE

A BIG thanks to my favorites at DOMAIN :).

Friday Favorite | Being Affordable With beFormal

Happy Friday !

I hope you guys are just as glad as I am, that the week is FINALLY over. I am so ready for a weekend, and a brand new week already!

When it comes to shopping, and finding what to wear for a special occasion, I love finding affordable finds, and still being able to stay on track with my budget.

Particularly this summer, I have a TON of weddings to go to, a TON of birthdays to go to, and a few other family functions that require, well…that “fancy dress”.

Cheap wedding at beFormal in particular has been one of my favorite go to shops for finding a affordable dress option. Their wedding dresses are to die for, as well as their special occasion dresses. They also just actually launched a bedding line as well, which is pretty cool!

Here are a few of my favorite wedding dresses from beFormal:

10996282_1 (1) Pretty Knee-Length Scoop Dropped Waist Summer Beach Appliques Sleeveless Wedding Dress

10996644_1 Mermaid Straps Beading Backless Court Wedding Dress 

10996284_1 Charming A-Line Floor-Length Scoop Natural Waist Zipper-Up Appliques Cap-Sleeve Wedding Dress 

10999563_1 Elegant A-Line/Princess Sweetheart Long-Length Beach Wedding Dress

Aside from not only having and hosting lovely wedding attire, beFormal also has formal dresses, prom dresses, and special occasion dresses.

In particular, here are a few of my favorite formal dresses from beFormal:

10996532_1 Sexy Mermaid Sleeveless Floor Length Red Lace One Shoulder Evening Dress

10999648_1 Fabulous Split-Front Sheath Straps Beading Floor-Length Homecoming Dress 

10999641_1 Charming One Shoulder Side Zipper Beaded Sheath Floor Length Backless Evening Dress 

10999637_1   Hot Beaded Sleeves Scoop Neckline Sheath Cap Court Train Long Evening Dress

Last. but not least, I love the fact that beFormal has a wide variety of bedding that you can pick from, which is fairly reasonably priced.

Here are a few of my favorite bedding choices from beFormal:

10999119_1 Charming Top Grade 4 Piece Flower Print White Whole Cotton Bedding Sets 

10998206_1 Best Selling Distinct Wash Printed Tree 4 Piece Cotton Bedding Sets 

TO CHECK OUT BEDDING FROM BEFORMAL ONLINE STORE CLICK HERE

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