Monday, January 30, 2012

What I'm Loving Now

 Happy Monday Everyone!
This is a different type of post for me as I don't usually post about beauty products, or review them. But with my son's wedding 10 weeks away, I am trying out several different things so I can look my best for his big day. Here are 3 I just love!

A couple of weeks ago I had to cut my hair very short. Due to a medication I was taking, my hair became very brittle and  was falling out! I wouldn't have cared so much about cutting it, if it weren't for my son's wedding!  I didn't want short hair! I had a melt down in my stylists chair as she began to cut it all off. I gave her the ok to CHOP! and I cried like a baby! { something else I don't due! } Good Grief! { Hello Menopause...}
She proceeded to get me a glass of wine, as I apologized profusely over my crying rant and felt like an idiot. She reassured me everything was going to be just fine. My hair is normally soft and healthy, then it looked and felt like straw! My stylist recommended 12 Benefits. A  Spray in treatment  after you towel dry, it helps repair breakage and protects from blow dryer burn out. After 2 weeks the breakage is settling down, my hair is softer, and shinier.! 20.00. ... I am kind of liking it short. I have gotten many compliments, and my husband loves it!

I wish I had thought to take a picture  of my under eyes before, and one after. But honestly I wasn't going to do a post like this until I used this for the first time this morning, and became so excited about it. I have used all brands of under eye concealer, cheap mid range and expensive. At 51 years old skin becomes thinner under the eyes, there is puffiness in the morning and bags! WTF. It is like you wake up one morning and all of a sudden this happens at once! Maybelline Under Eye Dark Circle Eraser Blends well, and brightens my whole face up!  If you have allergies,{ like me }, or you have inherited under eye circles and puffiness{ like me,} or you just want under your eyes to look light and bright and beautimus, Try it!! I bought the light since it is winter, but will have to go to medium in the summer. This is a keeper! @ 9.99.

Last but not least,  who doesn't want long eyelashes and fuller eyebrows? I have decided to give Rapid Lash a try. I have some sparse areas in my eyebrows that could use some help, and I want to fill in from over plucking as a teenager {duh} and have never grown back. I am pleased to say after 5 nights of use on my eye brows I am seeing a few hair brows growing! I am also using on my eye lashes too of course, I think it will take longer period of time to see any effects. @ 30.00.

So there you have it, I would love to know if any of you have tried these products and if so what was your experience.?

BTW I haven't even bought my my Mother of the Groom dress yet, I will be going this week!


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wu Hoo ! Janson Wu!

 Up until recently, the fabulous fashion designer Jason Wu's line to be released on February 5th  for Target , has been  kept pretty hush hush. Several pieces have been shown as a preview,and I like what I am seeing! This line is sure to be a hit There is a definite nautical flare to many of the pieces, with Nautical stripes and plenty of Red and Blue. The line has somewhat of a modern day vintage look  while looking Demure, feminine and preppy.  Who else is excited about it decides me?


Friday, January 27, 2012

The Mystique of Mustique Island

 High on a  hilltop of L'Anceroy Bay on the north end of the Island of Mustique, sits a Villa, named Frangipani. It was designed by The renowned architect Paolo Piva. and  sits on four acres,  of sheer beauty, wonderment and the epitome of luxury, that I can only dream about. 

Mustiqe is a private Island retreat for the very rich and famous..Located in the West Indies, part of the Grenadine Islands The island is only a little over 2 miles long and  has roughly500 full time residents. Bought by the Mustique Company in 1989 it  has over 100 villas to rent... if you have the $$$$. You can rent this gorgeous 7 bedroom  four bathroom villa  for a mere 35,000 per week.!

 I didn't know about this slice of heaven until I heard that Prince William and his wife the Beautiful Kate Middleton were vacationing there now in the villa the Aurora. I love this particular villa for so many reasons..  It is just a dream.... Take a peek...

 Happy Friday!! To learn more about this incredible island visit

Thursday, January 26, 2012

What I'm Loving Now

 Here are a few of the things I am loving right now. All of these companies are new to me, so I thought I would introduce you to them, if you haven't heard of them already.. Enjoy! Let me know your thoughts. Have a great Thursday!

     These beautiful pillows and cushions were in Adore Magazine                                   

                                             They come in a rainbow of colors!! Love!!

                                         This anchor necklace in Turquoise and CoralVia

         Add some whimsy with this nautical whale  print from Chase and Wonder

                               I am crazy about these anchor plates from Kaorou found here

               How cute are these bottle fish from recycled bottles fromWind and Weather


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Decorating with Directors Chairs

 There was never a shortage of Director's chairs around when I was growing up. Being an avid boating family we had many... Cocktail hour was in in the aft of the boat after a long day on the water, from fishing or cruising. We sat and hung out, just talking about the day, who caught the biggest fish,  walking up and down the docks of Montauk or Block Island viewing the days catch. watching an amazing surnrise or sunset and enjoying family time.These are some of my greatest and fondest family memories.

  Directors chairs, are a great way to add  a nautical touch to any coastal home or beach house, for  a relatively inexpensive price. You get a lot of bang for the buck with these chairs for a variety of reasons.  The chair slings come in a variety of colors, so you are able to add  a particular color  where ever you need that punch of color.Usually fold able, they can be moved from room to room and are great for extra seating. They can be slip covered , dressed up or dressed down and they are a durable. They look great  Beat up and shabby to sleek and modern these chairs are so versatile, they adapt in just about any  decor.



                                               A  casual  easy breezy island feel in White.

                                            Crisp and clean in this nautical dining room


In an entry way or in a small alcove,  the chair is functional , but also helps create a great coastal vignette.
                                                        They make a great office chair

Nice in Navy

Coastal Living
                                                           Fabulous in Yellow                                         
Coastal Living


Coastal Living

                                      They look good in a traditional beach cottage room.

Elle Decor

                                             Love this chair  in a beach bathroom to hold towels.Via



                             Don't you just love the look? Do you use them in your home?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Song- Saa Private Island

  If luxury is not the first word that comes to mind, when thinking of the South East Asian country of Cambodia.There is,tucked inside the magical seaside landscape of the Cambodian Islands, a private island resort named Song-Saa with waters the color of Turquoise. This resort will certainly change your mind..A diamond in the rough,in an area of the world that is virtually untouched, this amazing resort offers 5 star luxury accommodations that look amazing, and peaceful and oh so chic.


Dreamy isn't it? Have a great Sunday.