Ana Luisa Everyday Luxury Jewelry

Ana Luisa Jewelry: Everyday Luxury Without the High-End Markup

Is there anything better than getting the best for less? We love saving money but we know it’s only really worth it when what you’re saving on are exceptional pieces. This is the idea behind the Ana Luisa jewelry brand, who offers everyday luxury jewelry for women. Unlike most luxury jewelry brands, whose prices reflect costs to the wholesale distributor, sales agent, marketing and retail markup, Ana Luisa offers a direct-to-consumer approach. Their approach of in-house designers, responsible production practices, and an online selling method allows the luxury-loving woman to afford gorgeous, high-end jewelry without the high-end markup.

Ana Luisa Everyday Luxury Jewelry

We couldn’t resist getting to know the Ana Luisa Jewelry and its beautiful jewelry options. Whether you’re looking for everyday essentials or statement pieces, this affordable luxury brand is what you’re looking for. Our introduction to Ana Luisa Jewelry began with three pieces: the Flower Stud Earrings in Iris Pink, the Tessa Friendship Bracelet in Pink, and the Mona Hoop Earrings.

Ana Luisa Everyday Luxury Jewelry

We were incredibly excited to receive our pieces and although we expected each item to be individually wrapped and placed in separate bags, we realize that it’s not a necessary need. The important thing is “how is the jewelry?” We will say Ana Luisa did not disappoint; let us tell you a bit about each piece first:

Flower Stud Earrings, $75.00 – a 14K Gold plated, delicate flower stud earrings with a natural pearl and an artistic enamel layer that is individually hand painted.

Tessa Friendship Bracelet, $59.00 – a 14k gold dipped friendship bracelet with a soft cotton ribbon braided with a delicate gold plated chain.

Mona Hoop Earrings, $69.00 – elegant, 14K gold-dipped studded hoop earrings with a textured ripple design.

Ana Luisa Everyday Luxury Jewelry

Out of the three pieces, the Flower Stud Earrings were our favorite (it was love at first sight). We generally go for more statement earrings but there’s something about these graceful beauties that just stands out to us. They have a nice weight to them, they don’t pinch or weigh your lobs down, and they’re wonderfully chic. The first item we actually wore was the Mona Hoop Earrings; we love the idea of studded hoop earrings, it’s a great fusion of the two design details and we think a stylish addition to the earring category. Lastly, the Tessa Friendship Bracelet is a lovely and sophisticated version of the iconic childhood bracelet. Unfortunately, we need to get an extender because chubby wrists are a thing but once we get it, we’ll be gleefully wearing the Tessa.

This was our intro to Ana Luisa Jewelry and we can’t wait to share other favorite pieces with you. Learn more about Ana Luisa on their blog.

23 Random Things From Amazon For $36.00 or Less

We all know that Amazon is a wealth of products. Filled with things you need and things you didn’t know you needed. The best part, Amazon offers options in price and sellers. Don’t like that particular item but want something similar? Want that item but the price is too high, you can probably get it for less from another seller. Add in the wonderful Prime membership and those random things can be yours with same day delivery. As it is the holiday season, we thought this would be the perfect time to highlight some of the random things we’ve gotten from Amazon through Prime. All of which retail for $36.00 or less. Whether you’re looking for something special like jewelry or something as basic as socks, you WILL find it on Amazon.

You can’t imagine the thousands of things available on Amazon for $36.00 or less. The 23 items we’re highlighting doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface of what you can purchase from Amazon, so let’s dive right in and see if these random items may be useful in your lives.

fitpolo Fitness Tracker, $23.99 – remember when fitness trackers were expensive? Not if you buy it on Amazon.

HVS HP Sprocket and Polaroid Zip Instant Printer Accessories Bundle, $23.91 – all the accessories you need for your printed photos. A perfect gift for DIY lovers.

NEXGADGET Waterproof Case Compatible for AirPods, $8.99 – why not opt for a sleek, waterproof black case instead of the white everyone has.

Langsdom F9 Headphones, $14.99 – if you love pink and rose gold, like we do, you’ll love these earbuds.

DYAFIN Natural False Eyelashes, $7.99 – you can spend $20 getting your lashes done at a salon, or you could save yourself some money and try these.

ASENKU Pet Grooming Gloves, $9.99Jeselry Extra Bass Stereo Earbuds, $6.99 – Of course these are not related but we received them in the same package. Keep your pet’s fur looking silky everytime you pet them with these grooming gloves; and give your music that boom, badoom, boom, boom, badoom, boom bass with these extra base earbuds.

Karrong Bike Mount Universal Cell Phone Holder, $8.49 – perfect for bike riders. Stay in touch while enjoying a spin around town.

Assorted Color Balloons with Double Action Hand Air Pump, $13.99 – there’s always an occasion for balloons and with the inclusion of a hand pump, you can literally save your breath.

Karrong Bike Chain Lock, $12.99 and Aggly Metal Locking Clip, $4.98 – if you own a bike, you’re definitely going to need a lock; and these locking clips give extra comfort to the wearers in strollers and cars.

AOKE Wireless Single Bluetooth Earbud, $19.99 – available in five colors, this single earbud will help keep family and friends close by.

ALT Lighting E1 H13/9008 LED Headlight Bulbs, $35.99 – totally random we know, but you car owners know the importance of working headlights.

Levsox Compression Socks for Women, $15.99 – not only are these adorable, they are wonderful for relieving leg sweeling and fatigue.

GYS Cap Sleeve V Neck Pajama Pants Set, $21.99 – so soft and comfy, it’s like sleeping in the softest t-shirt.

BamTyo Ultrasonic Pest Repeller, $23.99 – if you’re looking for a non-poisoning way to keep pests out of your apartment, this set of four devices’ sonic pulses will help.

THEHORAE CZ Pendant Square Necklace, $21.99 – you can’t go wrong with jewelry as gifts and this pretty pendant would make a great gift this holiday season.

NUBWO Gaming Headset for PC, $19.99 – got a gamer in your life? Give them a better gaming experience with this very affordable gaming headphones.

VAVOFO Flame Effect Table Lamp, $20.99 – add a bit of a decorative touch to your home with this no-burn table lamp.

AMIR Wireless Indoor Outdoor Digital Freezer Thermometer, $17.99 – know the temperatre inside and outside of your home witht he touch of a button.

Hyrixdirect Wax Warmer Hair Removal Heater Pot, $10.99 – how about your own personl wax system for smooth, touchably soft bare legs, underarms, etc.

JJRC H98 RC Quadcopter Drone with Camera,  $29.99 –  fun for adults and kids, take amazing arieal photos and videos with this very affordable drone.

Geburun Remote Control Car, $32.99 – last but certainly not least, this tough remote control truck which would light up any kid’s heart (probably a few that are kids at heart as well).

Well that’s our list of 23 random things from Amazon for $36.00 or less.  As we said Amazon is a wealth of products. Any of these products catches your eye?

Holiday Gift Ideas: All-Inclusive Fragrance Gift Sets to Gift This Holiday Season

For several holiday gifting seasons, we’ve heard friends and family become apprehensive about gifting their loved one fragrances as gifts. We’ve noticed many people refrain from giving fragrances as gifts because they think perfumes are too personal to give. Whether you know their favorite scents or not, you shouldn’t be afraid to give them as gifts. Plus with all the amazing all-inclusive fragrance gift sets to gift this holiday season, you’re also giving them essentials like body lotions and shower gels. This season, we’re highlighting some wonderful all-inclusive fragrance gift sets for both women and men that are perfect for gifting this holiday season.

 HOLIDAY FRAGRANCE GIFT SETS FOR HER

We have been head over heels in love with the Prada fragrances, so, of course, it will dominate our gift guide this season. Of course, Prada isn’t the only one who holds our heart and is inspired by their accessories. The gorgeous and super chic fragrance from Carolina Herrera also makes an appearance. Check out the all-inclusive fragrance gift sets below:

  1. Prada 3-Pc. Candy Kiss Holiday Gift Set – a delicate and addictive fragrance that unveils an oriental and musky scent. The sensual and bold scent, in white and gold packaging, is adorned with the iconic bear print.  The holiday gift set includes 2.7 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum, 2.5 fl. oz. Perfumed Body Lotion, and 0.34-oz. Roll-On. Available at www.macys.com.
  2. Prada 3-Pc. La Femme Gift Set – a sophisticated, sultry, and feminine fragrance available in a white limited-edition set that is adorned with the iconic bear print. The gift set includes 3.4 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum, 3.4 fl. oz. Perfumed Body Lotion, and 0.34-oz. Perfumed Roll-On. Available at www.macys.com.
  3. Carolina Herrera 3-Pc. Good Girl Gift Set – The ultimate femme fatale fragrance with sensual jasmine and seductive tonka in its iconic stiletto-shaped bottle. The gift set includes 2.7-oz. Eau de Parfum, 3.4 fl. oz. Perfumed Body Cream, and 3.4-oz. Leg Oil. Available at www.macys.com.
  4. Prada 3-Pc. Candy Holiday Gift Set – a unique fragrance that unveils an oriental and gourmand scent. The limited-edition pink set, adorned with the iconic bear print, is inspired by Prada accessories and includes 2.7 fl. oz. Eau de Parfum, 2.5 fl. oz. Perfumed Body Lotion, and 0.34-oz. Perfumed Roll-On. Available at www.macys.com.
  5. Prada Les Infusions Iris Eau de Parfum Gift Set – Prada sensual interpretation of the Iris: fresh and light, like a tender veil yet precious, elusive and perfectly balanced. This subtle green pastel limited-edition set is adorned with the iconic bear print. The gift set includes 3.4 oz. Eau de Parfum, 3.4 oz. Body Lotion, and 0.34 oz. Eau de Parfum Roll-On. Available at www.bloomingdales.com.

HOLIDAY FRAGRANCE GIFT SETS FOR HIM

all-inclusive fragrance gift sets

There’s just something about a man that smells good that makes him incredibly sexy. These all-inclusive fragrances gift sets from Paco Rabanne, Prada Parfums, and Jean Paul Gaultier are perfect gifts for him. Available at www.macys.com and www.bloomingdales.com, he’s sure to love either of these sets.

  1. Paco Rabanne Men’s 3-Pc. 1 Million Privé Gift Set, $96.00 – an enhanced version of the original 1 Million Eau de Toilette. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.33-oz. Travel Spray.
  2. Prada Men’s 3-Pc. Luna Rossa Carbon Gift Set, $93.00 – a fragrance that brings together metallic notes of Lavender, green Citrus of Vert de Bergamote from Italy, Wood of Patchouli and Amber of Ambroxan. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.34-oz. Megaspritzer.
  3. Jean Paul Gaultier Men’s 3-Pc. Le Male Gift Set, $97.00 – a powerful and masculine pays tribute to the sailor, a long time source of inspiration for Jean Paul Gaultier. This gift set includes 4.2-oz. Eau de Toilette, 1.6-oz. After Shave Balm, and a 2.6-oz. Deodorant Stick.
  4. Paco Rabanne Men’s 3-Pc. 1 Million Lucky Eau de Toilette Gift Set, $93.00 – a fragrance that stimulates the senses with grapefruit and green plum. Warm hazelnut captivates and creates an instant addiction. Intriguing cedarwood and patchouli exude lasting sensuality and excitement. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette,  3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.33-oz. Travel Spray.
  5. Paco Rabanne Men’s 3-Pc. Invictus Aqua Gift Set, $93.00 – a deep, yet fresh and understated fragrance. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette, 3.4-oz. All Over Shampoo, and a 0.33-oz. Travel Spray.
  6. Prada L’Homme Eau de Toilette Gift Set, $103.00 – a highly sensual and distinctive scent that reflects the duality of masculine identity. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.34-oz. Eau de Toilette Mega Spritzer.
  7. Prada Men’s 3-Pc. Luna Rossa Black Gift Set, $101.00 – a sophisticated fragrance which leaves a distinct impression. Energetic upon introduction, topped with Bergamot and Angelic, a Patchouli Coumarine heart gives way to a moody base.  This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Parfum Spray, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 0.34-oz. Megaspritzer.
  8. Paco Rabanne Men’s 3-Pc. 1 Million Gift Set, $92.00 – a fragrance that evokes fantasy and desire, arouses every envy and exudes a magnetic confidence. No one can resist this charmer who lives however and wherever he likes. This gift set includes 3.4-oz. Eau de Toilette, 3.4-oz. Shower Gel, and a 2.5-oz. After Shave Balm.

What are your thoughts on these all-inclusive fragrance gift sets? Will you be more likely to give one of these holiday fragrance gift sets as gifts this season?

#TheSelectsPopUp

#TheSelectsPopUp NYC: Shop Emerging K-Beauty and Fashion at The Selects

We have been obsessed with K-beauty brands every since we were first introduced to the Korean Beauty industry by Sephora in 2015. And in those three years, the K-Beauty industry in the US has exploded and it’s showing no signs of stopping. You already know we love emerging and indie brands, both in fashion and beauty; so of course,  we had to preview and shop the curated selection of the most anticipated Korean fashion and beauty brands at The Selects. Noted as NYC’s premier destination for emerging K-Beauty and Fashion, you will find all things K-Beauty and fashion at The Selects. Today, we’ll be concentrating on the amazing K-Beauty brands we saw at the #TheSelectsPopUp NYC.

The Selects, a collaborative project promotes Korean fashion designers and beauty brands. The goal of the pop-up is to help assist these innovative brands break into the US market. This will be the first time most of the designers will have retail exposure to US consumers. On the fashion side, ten of the most promising designers evolving in the Korean fashion industry are represented at the  #TheSelectsPopUp. They include Bmuet(te), Beyond Closet, The Centaur, Heohwan Simulation, Hidden Forest Market, KYE, LIE, Nohant, SWBD, and Wnderkammer.  On the beauty side, The Selects have partnered with ten K-beauty brands.

K-beauty is highly focused on health and hydration, and the ingredients are innovative and inspired by nature. The beauty brands highlighted and sold at the #TheSelectsPopUp include Agerin, IPKN, Jinsoon, Knours, Meg, Moart, SKINRx Lab, Too Cool for School, Vika and Whal Myung. They represent some of the best Korean skincare and makeup on the market, some of which are featured below:

We had the pleasure of attending a beauty demonstration by Seong Hee Park using some of these skincare and cosmetics k-beauty products. Check out our K-Beauty at The Selects IGTV story to see the video of this demonstration and below for photos of Seong Hee Park in action.

Throughout the time the pop-up will be open, there will be two raffles held each week, one will be a classic raffle and the other an Instagram contest for the best Instagram picture of the week tagged of The Selects pop-up. Winners will receive a basket of amazing K-beauty products.

The Korean beauty haven opened on October 26th and will remain open until November 14th. The #TheSelectsPopUp, located at 62 Greene Street, will be open Sunday-Thursday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale

Shopping NYC: PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale

The gifting season is almost upon us and we all know one gift that’s always a hit for the ladies – jewelry!! What’s better than giving the great gift of jewelry? Saving on those holiday jewelry gifts. We’re happy to once again share the upcoming PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale. As you know, we are obsessed with the stunning Italian Resin jewelry (which you may remember Rihanna rocked in the June 2018 issue of Vogue). Well, here’s your chance to score some of the gorgeous PONO jewelry at wonderful sample sale prices.

PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale

Get gorgeous gifts galore with a stop into the PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale where the bold and beautiful baubles are all 50-80% off.  Shop and save to your heart’s content while you meet PONO’s Creative Director, Joan Goodman and feast your eyes on gorgeous goods from $5.00 – $500.00.

PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale

Go big with a posh pair of oversized Moon Resin Earrings – once $100 and now all yours at a fantastic $55.00. Score the sensational hand-sculpted, beaded Italian resin Allegra Necklace, previously $600.00 – now available at an amazing $250.00.

Steal the crystal-clear multilevel geometric Sea Glass Necklace for $175.00 down from a former $415.00, or own the Angle Bangle, a fusion of poetry and geometry – regularly $65.00, now yours for only $25.00. For the finish, indulge your wrists at the bangle bar, where 3 pieces are yours for only $25.00, 5 go for $30.00, and 10 can be taken for $50.00. All bangles are originally valued at $30.00 – $45.00 each.

How do you get to the  PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale? Head over to 224 W 30th St., Suite 304, between Seventh and Eighth Aves. Hop on the following subways: B, D, F, M, N, Q, R to Herald Square, or the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E to Penn Station. The sample sale runs from Monday, Nov 26th through Friday, Dec 7th, from 9am–6pm. Please note the location is closed on Sundays. For more information on PONO and the upcoming sample sale, call (212-216 0022).

What are you looking forward to buying at the PONO 2018 Holiday Jewelry Sample Sale?

sts blue Fall 2018 Collection: Cure Your Closet Woes w/ Jean Therapy

One of our favorite things about the cooler seasons is it’s the perfect time to wear denim jackets. And what’s better than a great denim jacket paired with some must-have jeans. For the fall season, it’s all about adding great denim pieces to your wardrobe and this fall’s denim trends are easy to pull off with the pieces from the sts blue Fall 2018 Collection. This season, it pays to be a little denim obsessed.

From straight ankle-length jeans to high-rise jeans, a return of button fly jeans, and frayed hem skinny jeans are just a few of the hot denim styles seen in the sts blue Fall 2018 Collection. sts blue offers a variety of jeans and jean jackets in several washes. From the lightest Jenson (blue) and Lamont (black) washes to the darkest Ranlett (blue) and Black washes, and so much in between.

New standouts from the sts blue Fall 2018 collection we’re obsessed with include the Cara Vintage-inspired Slim Straight Ankle Jeans; the Emma Ankle Skinny with Cut Off Stepped Hem and a “give me what I want” side stripe (or go bright with a neon stripe); and the Ashley High Rise Slim Fit Skinny with Exposed Button fly.

When it comes to their denim jackets, we’re very much obsessed with the Oversize Denim Boyfriend Jackets. With very cool details such as color blocking, ruffles, and fraying, this iconic item is instantly modernized. Our favorite thing about sts blue’s denim jackets is the option for free custom embroidery to make it your own. We tried sts blue’s free custom embroidery on our Oversize Boyfriend Denim Jacket, which we got in Mandarin Wash. We are so in love with the result of our customization (we even decorated it with some pins we got at the Denim Days festival). Yes, you read that correctly, sts blue offers free custom embroidery on their denim jackets. That is an amazing gift idea, because who wouldn’t want something special and customized to their style! Check out our custom jacket below:

Every pair of jeans tells a story; what will your story be in these denim pieces from the sts blue Fall 2018 collection?

Yandy Unveils Hauntingly Sexy Costumes for Halloween 2018

Yandy, the number one online retailer for Halloween costumes, unveils its highly anticipated hauntingly sexy costumes for Halloween 2018 with a flash mob and fashion presentation. When one wants a sexy costume, Yandy is the online destination for showstopping traditional and trending pop culture specialty looks.

Yandy Halloween Costumes

Yandy recently held an event for their hauntingly sexy costumes for Halloween. Kicked off, in true trick-or-treat fashion, started with a parade-like flash mob which stopped at various locations in New York.

Models participate in Yandy’s Be Hauntingly Sexy Halloween flashion show throughout NYC on October 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Yandy)

Models participate in Yandy’s Be Hauntingly Sexy Halloween flashion show throughout NYC on October 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Yandy)

Models participate in Yandy’s Be Hauntingly Sexy Halloween flashion show throughout NYC on October 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Yandy)

Bystanders were treated to a first look at the newest must-have Halloween costumes from Yandy’s 2018 “Hauntingly Sexy” Costume Collection. The #YandyFlash mob was followed by an evening Halloween fashion presentation in the Highline Room at the Standard Hotel. Costumes for Halloween featured in the fashion presentation included (in order of appearance above): Little Red Costume, Egyptian Goddess Costume, Dragon Ninja Costume, Wicked Wicked Witch Costume, Yandy Statue Of Liberty Costume, Yandy Sexy Dragon Warrior Costume, Under The Sea Mermaid Costume, Oasis Princess Costume, Glamazonian Costume, Sparkle Sweet Angel Costume. Other costumes for Halloween 2018 included Bad Habit Nun Costume, Sexy SWAT Commander Costume, King Of Egypt Costume (men), and Dark Northern King Costume (men).


Yandy also announced two new costumes for Halloween inspired by today’s political climate, the Sexy Op-Ed Anonymous Costume for those who love getting the scoop on the latest breaking news, and Cloudy Affair Costume, perfect for those who love a political scandal.

Reminiscent of a fun Halloween night out on the town, the décor set the tone for a sexy, spooky soirée. The exclusive view of the new Halloween collection featured a wide selection of sizes of all the season’s best sellers, popular trending themes, classic characters, and figures throughout history. The showcase also included highlights of two new pop-culture influenced costumes – Run the World Festival Diva and Shining Bright Pope; inspired by Beyonce at Coachella (Beychella) and Rihanna’s striking Met Gala look.

What costume are you rocking this Halloween? Whatever you decide, you should definitely check out Yandy’s collection of Hauntingly Sexy costumes for Halloween.

In Bed With Naturepedic: Lay Down Luxury Where it Counts

Women (and men) spend so much time and energy on beautifying products, beautifying spaces, restorative and enriching experiences…but often, we are too busy leading our fabulous lives that we forget the absolute best lifestyle-affirming inner-glow-giving routine starts and ends with a great night’s sleep! The Guestlist Girls were invited to experience the ultimate in sleep luxury at the Madison Park Tower! Naturepedic makes the most sustainably designed, beautifully crafted Certified Organic mattresses in the world, wants you to remember you need a good rest, and also, you should choose to sleep as luxuriously as you live…

Remember the story ‘The Princess and the Pea? Well, we are American women who have California King Dreams and Cashmere tastes. We spent a lot of time learning and loving the ELYSIUM, the finest and plushest model on offer. With a 16-inch height full of customizable layers that include a 3-inch pillow top layer made of organic latex (made from actual rubber trees!!), and two layers of encased coils. No Princessa, Doña, Vicereine or Head of State will EVER go without restful slumber on this bed! Especially one as sensitive as Saucy; who is allergic to oh so many things!

Health and well-being at Naturepedic begin with their Halcyon collection. The collection is made WITHOUT any man-made petroleum-based fibers. It boasts PLENTY of organic cotton, cashmere, and alpaca to carry you off into a Deep-REM cycle of new dreams to make come true.

The Naturepedic Halcyon organic mattresses are designed with traditional craftsmanship. Best known for their organic cotton-wrapped coils, each individually stitched in place. The three Halcyon by Naturepedic models, the ELYSIUM, ARCADIA, and AZURE offer fully customizable padding from plush to firm (our fave) to meet each side of the bed’s comfort needs. Organic cotton + alpaca/cashmere wool is used for optimal sleep temperature regulations; any organic latex used is created from actual rubber trees, not petroleum.

A big part of living your best life is the quality of rest and relaxation you permit yourself. Remember to pamper yourself with between the all the excitement that life has to offer!

The Halcyon by Naturepedic organic mattress collection has no foreign substances, no chemicals, and no toxins.