The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to a) start thinking about other people to shop for and b) start thinking of things you might want for yourself. Hey, it’s all about giving and receiving, right? And why leave your friends and loved ones fumbling in the dark to find you something perfect when you can drop them hints about what you really want this year. Everyone needs a little guidance now and again, especially if you’re a girl who’s notoriously hard to shop for. Herewith, some goodies to add to your exceedingly tasteful wish list.
Nesh NYC Boyfriend Hoodie: If you’re celebrating the holidays on the West Coast (read: 75 degrees, all of the time), add this hoodie to your list. It’s just perfect for those chilly nights in Los Angeles or sitting around the fireplace drinking cold-pressed juice. Classic Black Tote by Sybaritic: Forget Jansport. This season, you’ll be heading to school (or, you know, brunch works) in style with this gorgeous stamped tote from Sybaritic. Walter Baker Leather Andy Jacket: Come February, there is no better gift than the gift of warmth. Walter Baker makes a great-fitting moto jacket that you’ll be thankful for well into spring. Nicole Romano Marina Earrings: Feeling spendy? Or, rather, dating someone who feels like treating you? These earrings from Nicole Romano will help every song sound like a million bucks. Just don’t accidentally leave them somewhere. Julian Chang Kelly Jumpsuit: One and done, as they say. Look under the tree for this gorgeous and form-fitting jumpsut. Did we mention there’s a surprise charm inside?
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I have been using this for 2 weeks now and I can tell you it has been a Truly Luxurious Experience!! The translucent color, the light, fresh and clean scent, the results, all score high! I found that just a tiny bit goes a very long way. In fact, the fist time I used it I ended up washing just about my entire body with it! It was quite by accident! I squeezed out just a small amount and it went a very long way! It is a really cool looking pale green clear gel, almost looks like aloe, and it just goes so far. It is smooth and rich and just glides on your skin. It rinses right off and leaves your skin feeling really, really nice! Moisturized yet never a greasy feeling nor any residue, just healthy, glowing skin. All of your makeup is gently cleansed off and no drying soap is involved at all! To add to that, it is also anti-aging! Read all the deets below! I also love the turquoise color of the tube and the way it contrasts with the gel inside! I can’t express enough how much I love it! (or maybe I did 😉 lol) I think you will too! You definitely should try it, I bet you will love it too! Buy it here!
About the Product
This soap free, anti-aging, foaming cleanser is formulated with Alpha and Polyhydroxy Acids to sooth and improve the skin’s texture.
• Formulated with Glycolic Acid (AHA) and Gluconolactone (PHA) to exfoliate and clarify
• Deep cleans to remove makeup and impurities
• Soap-free formula is non-drying and gentle to skin
• Conditioners soothe and improve texture
• For all skin types, including sensitive skin
This foaming, soap-free cleanser gently washes away makeup, surface oils and impurities without altering skin’s natural moisture balance. Contains the anti-aging properties of Alpha and Poly Hydroxy Acids (AHA and PHA), along with skin conditioners to soothe and improve skin texture. For all skin types, including sensitive skin.
How to use: Apply to wet skin and massage gently to cover entire face. Rinse with water. Recommended for use morning and evening.
Ahhh, I am really loving the Bulgarian Rose & Jasmine scents in My Pure from @fragranceoutlets. AND, my followers get 55% off when they purchase it! Use code MYPURE55. You are gonna 💜 it too! Aside from the scent, which is everything!!! I love the packaging. The cool square bottle is transparent adding more to the meaning of My Pure. The Fragrance Outlet always goes out of their way to deliver your package in a really luxurious way too. My Pure came wrapped in a silver bag and tied with a beautiful blue grosgrain ribbon (which I will be keeping!) It was fun to unwrap or should I say unveil the bottle. I loved it before I even smelled it!
Once I tried it, I found the fragrance to be light and really pretty. Definitely not overwhelming like so many others. It smells clean and fresh like flowers mixed with an exotic, sexy undertone. My Pure is a scent I want to wear daily not just for a night out or special occasion. It makes my day when I spritz it on!
Also of note, The Fragrance Outlet website is an absolute joy to purchase on. They are very easy to navigate and their search is very friendly as well. The prices and huge variety are amazing too. You can find just about anything you desire there at the best price too. Check out is a breeze and delivery is very quick. Be sure to use code MYPURE55 to save a HUGE 55% off.
I found this milky white #retinolserum to be quite nice! The very word retinol can set alarms off for someone with sensitive skin like mine. I was very mindful of reading the instructions and when it instructed not to use every night, I listened! I started every other night and switched over to every third night. This product is going to last me forever because of how little you need to use to see results! Just a scant dropperful is all you need to cover your face and neck. It sinks in immediately, leaving no residue of skin. After a few days use I felt that my skin had a more even texture and a nice healthy glow to it. AWESOME! As my readers know, Valentia is way up there on my list of favorite brands. Why? Because of the results! Because it is made by women for women. Because it is all natural and organic. #nuffsaid! But I also have to mention that it is beautifully packaged and reasonably priced for such a luxurious line of products.
Note! I love to follow-up my retinol treatments with Valentia Ultra Plumping Hydration Mask. This jiggley golden mask works wonders and feels super cooling and moisturizing on my skin. See my review here.
Please feel free to reach out to me for a special discount code on your purchase of any #Valentia products!
About the Product
Valentia Night Revive Retinol Serum – A transformative retinol serum that fights wrinkles and provides hydration, for visibly smoother, rejuvenated skin.
This Retinol Serum Will:
– Diminishes wrinkles
– Stimulates collagen
– Improves skin tone
– Manages breakouts
– Conditions skin
Specially selected ingredients work together to achieve optimum results.
– Retinol (Vitamin A): Works at the cellular level to stop winkles, manage breakouts, and evens out skin discoloration.
– Vitamin C: Guards skin against environmental free-radicals to prevent premature aging.
– Vitamin E: Provides intense hydration to diminish the drying effects of retinol.
– Squalane: Derived for pure olive oil to soften and condition delicate skin.
Learn About the Brand From The Brand…
The Roman Goddess of healing, Valentia, relied on nature’s gifts to heal the citizens of Umbria. Whether matriarchs seeking to maintain their youthful look or farmers seeking help for sun damaged skin, Valentia used berries, herbs, barks and other natural ingredients. We also rely on all natural ingredients due to their protective, preventative and corrective powers.
Just like our namesake, Valentia Skin Care products have been formulated with natural and organic cosmetic ingredients that will repair and protect the skin.
After performing extensive research into what skin care customers find most important, we found an overwhelming demand for skin care that is natural, free of toxins and paraben-free. Natural ingredients with an organic base have proven most effective at repairing skin damaged by sun or wind, preventing signs of aging such as wrinkles, dark spots, and reversing the effects of oxidative stress on the skin.
This weekend I attended the grand opening of The Shoppes At East Wind on the North Shore of Eastern Long Island. I was very excited to see my friend’s new shop The Cheese and Spice Market! The shop is as beautiful as it is tasty! It has a warm feeling as soon as you enter and it was packed with customers too! It was great to see the family working their dream together. They have a huge variety of artisianal cheeses, a wall of spices that you can feel free to experience and same goes for a ton of delicious looking teas! We bought a few cheeses that I can’t wait to try and I look forward to a trip back there to spend more time and explore all of the assorted items. I see a great big successful future for this unique and delicious shop! I was so happy to see Patty’s dream come to life, very happy for her!
The Cheese & Spice Market carries a diverse line of imported, domestic and local, fresh and ripened, artisanal and farmstead cheeses. The market also carries high-quality herbs, spices, seasoning, blends and salts. Cheese plates, platters and gift baskets are available for individuals, groups, private parties and corporate events. Visitors exploring the North Fork wine region and farms can fill their own picnic baskets with cheese, crackers, baguettes and other goodies to as they start their day’s journey.
Be sure to visit them when you are on the east end!
5768 Route 25A, Ste D / Wading River, New York / (631) 886-1521
“I was inspired by some great chefs, and encouraged by family, friends and former customers in the restaurants where I worked for over 25 years, to start my own business. My love of cheese and for cooking with the very best and freshest of products and spices, together with my passion for creating exquisite displays of food, led me to my decision to open a Cheese & Spice Market.
I am eager to share my knowledge and excitement about the diverse line of imported, domestic and local cheeses, loose savory herbs and spices, and other gourmet products that the market carries. We will fill the everyday needs of customers, shopping for themselves or others, during holidays or any time of the year. Our cheese plates, platters and gift baskets are perfect for individuals, private parties and corporate events. Visitors exploring the North Fork wine region and farms can find cheese, crackers, baguettes and other goodies to fill their own picnic baskets as they start their journey.
I am determined to please customers by sharing my passion, providing personal attention, and offering the best quality products and service. We want our customers to have fun, try different cheeses and products that they may not be familiar with, and to learn how spice can enhance the flavors of food.” by Patty Kaczmarczyk
There’s always a risk when you create something new. Will people like it? Will it succeed? Will it be worth it?
When Madonna and Co. re-launched in Mid-town East Side, (bordering on the Upper-East Side) from our former location in Soho, we emerged as a different entity, incorporating what made us great in the past, but with new additions. We were more.
In addition to our new location on 60th street, we opened a full service salon and beauty bar within the store, bringing to a life a completely unique shopping experience.
Fashion and Beauty: An Innovative Convergence
The inclusion of the beauty bar inside our boutique converged the worlds of fashion and beauty in a way that’s never been done. For the first time, women have the opportunity to receive comprehensive beautification in a one-stop shop.
Bringing together fashion and beauty as we have done was not without risk, but innovation always involves a leap of faith. New creations don’t arise from the ether. Innovation comes as the result of unique combinations, whether it be a boutique and a beauty bar, our designs and exclusive designer capsule collections, or glam and chic, etc. Creating one-of-a-kind experiences from unique combinations is what Madonna & Co. has always done.
Our willingness to break barriers and defy categorization is what makes our selection of fashion and accessories so vibrant and original. All of the clothing in our store has been designed and hand picked from collections around the world. By dealing with the designer themselves and direct with our factories, we are able to offer luxury items at affordable prices.
The vast selection of unique affordable clothing featured in our shop is what makes us the best NYC boutique operating today. By shopping at Madonna & Co., you receive the peace of mind in knowing that you’ll never cross paths with someone wearing the same outfit; one-of-a-kind, wearable and affordable clothes for independent woman is what we do.
Community of Independent Women
While the ability to get a full-service haircut, styling, and complete makeup treatment in the same place where you find all of your exclusive designs and luxury clothing is extremely convenient, the impetus behind opening the beauty bar had more to do with community than convenience.
We wanted to create a space where independent women from all walks of life and ages could come together to shop, socialize, and express their femininity. We imagined a world where the social aspects of a salon coalesced with the activity of shopping. Our love of fashion and beauty led us to invent a world that unites these spheres and offers women a place to have fun and engage in a dialogue about fashion and style.
At Madonna & Co. we believe in creating a personal style. We see it as our job to assist women in crafting their own individual aesthetic. Every woman that walks through our doors is a unique assemblage of beliefs, values, and traits. Her aesthetic preferences are a function of her entire worldview and identity.
Creating the perfect outfit involves a translation of sorts. Our aim is to help the women who shops in our store translate their core identity into an aesthetic that embodies and represents who they really are and how they feel. Every woman who comes into our store receives a unique treatment that results in a unique style – whether her preferences lean towards glam, chic, posh, or edgy.
The beauty bar allows us to take the crafting of a unique style one step further. In addition to helping women find their dream new fashions, our stylists bring years of experience and knowledge to the table, assisting women realize their dream hairstyle!
We offer every customer a free consultation at the salon and beauty bar before her first appointment. This consultation gives us the chance to learn about what the specific customer likes about her hair or makeup styling and what she’d like to change. Our stylists and make-up artists will then present some possible ways to enhance the aspects of her appearance that the customer would like to shake up.
While our head stylist is an expert in all types of hair, her specialty is curly hair and we call her “The Curly Hair Expert.” Our custom line of No Frizz Miracle Gel – designed specifically for curly hair – mirrors this focus.
Come Join our Community
What are you waiting for? Come join in on the fun! Today’s the perfect day to unleash the beauty within you and find that perfect outfit you’ve been longing for.
Booking an appointment at the salon and beauty bar can be done either by phone or via styleseat.com or on our new on-line store www.MadonnaAndCo.com, for your convenience.
We also provide off-site makeup & hair services as well and can help you plan the perfect party or host all kinds of events in our luxurious boutique, including bridal/baby showers, fashion product launches, etc.
I don’t love the blood, gore and typical sex kitten costumes of Halloween rather I see it as just another fashionable day! A reason to buy a new dress (as if I need a reason!) Below are some awesome looks that you will be able to and want to wear again and again!
Morticia’s got nothing on me! This dress is under $50!
This dress is designed by MASKED QUEEN. As an exclusive fashion brand, its’ concept of design is coming from the latest fashion trends in western and insists on spreading the romance style to the common. In addition, it has great value both in quality and cost and provides the acceptable of fashion.
Wanna be a Ghost Bride for under $60 and have a beautiful chiffon coat too!
The designer, ISABUFEI, created in 2009, is an original handmade brand for wedding dresses and formal dresses. With a design inspiration of recording the love and beauty of the happy moments, ISABUFEI develops its unique design style that highlights the closely match of both physical beauty and metal beauty. ISABUFEI uses not only light lace but glittering crystal to decorate the dresses that are handmade in a flexible line.
How about going 50’s style like Audrey Hepburn? <3 <3 <3
Elegant vintage style based on stars Audrey·Hepburn, designer hopes every lady who has a princess dream can be Audrey·Hepburn. When she came into contact with old fashion in 1950s; she was attracted by them, and she thought women should be elegant from young age to old age.
What about Victorian?? OMG! This blouse is so beautiful!
The goal of Neo-Ludwig is creating a lifestyle Chic and daily wearable fashion of Gothic, Steam punk, Lolita, and Classic. From history costume to chic fashion, combined street youth fashion, internet subculture community and lifestyle; then it was created the final works of Neo-Ludwig.
So who are YOU going to be for Halloween in 2016??All items are available for purchase at StyleWe. #ad