Avon Launches Advance Techniques Professional Hair Color Collection

I’ve stated how many times that I love and not afraid of color – that goes for all color, not just in clothing, shoes, and accessories but in hair as well. I may not keep my hair short (I don’t think I have the right face shape for it) but I do love to color it. I’ve been honey blonde, chocolate brown, a ravishing redhead, a devilish blue-black and several colors in between – even now I’m sporting a color called chocolate cherry, so when I got the invitation to get familiar with Avon’s new Advance Techniques Hair Color Collection with the amazing Lorri Goddard, Celebrity Colorist and Avon’s new and first-ever Global Hair Color Expert. I was beyond ecstatic to attend and not ashamed to say, the first to arrive.


This is Avon’s first hair color launch in the US and they have partnered with Lorri to help empower women to achieve healthy, salon-beautiful hair at home. The Advance Techniques Hair Color Collection is a complete hair color system that equalizes porous damaged hair prior to coloring for even, true application and lasting results. The three-step system primes (a pre-treatment mends damaged, porous areas), colors and treats (with Shea Butter and Lock-In Technology) hair to deliver rich, radiant healthy looking color that provides 100% gray coverage. The collection includes 25 hair color shades (10 blondes, 4 reds, 9 brunette and 2 black shades)

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We got some amazing tips from Lorri on how to select the correct shade (she advises that you go no more than 3 levels darker and 2 to 3 levels lighter than your natural/uncolored shade), properly color our hair at home (something that was always a battle for me with this thick hair of mine), and tips to help maintain our color – which includes getting your hands on a great product from Avon – Avon Advance Techniques Color Protection Lock-In Treatment, a product she uses on her celebrity clients

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Want to try out the amazing new hair color range from Avon? You are merely days away as the $7.99 Advance Techniques Professional Hair Color will be available beginning next month exclusively through Avon Representatives.

Moliabal Milano Luxury Hair Accessories

Everyone who knows me can hardly find an instance where I’m not wearing a headband (yes I wore them before they were as fashionable as they are now) and I’m always on the lookout for new fashionable hair accessories so when I was introduced the the very chic collection of luxury hair accessories from Moliabal Milano, I instantly fell in love.

Founded/designed by Monica Masini, the chic Moliabal Milano line of hair accessories, whose name is a combination of the first two letters of hers and her friends first names – Licia, Abele and Alberto – was established when Monica couldn’t find anything exciting in hair accessories. Deciding it was time to create her hair ornament collection, she became focused on finding new materials and inspirations from everything she saw around her, thus creating the first Italian line completely dedicated to luxury hair accessories.

Moliabal Milano offers many styles of French pins, snap pins, ponytail holders, combs, claws which retail between $10.00 – $50.00 each. The line features products made of silk, cotton, beads and chiffon, etc. The concept of the entirely Black & White Collection is “easy chic and classic style”. This concept gives the line the ability to satisfy women of all ages, making it perfect for every occasion, day or night. Each item is presented and sold in a branded organza bag (pictured above) which comes in three sizes – small, medium and large, matching the size of the accessories.

A self proclaimed perfectionist, Monica notes that she has re-made a sample 10 times until she found it perfect, sometimes driving her suppliers crazy but it’s all done in the name of her passion and love of her brand. Monica herself has a very rich history in fragrance and private label accessories. From the age of five, she was travelling around the world with her father, a distributor of cosmetic brands and fragrances in the Italian market. To find out more on Moliabal Milano, check out their Facebook page – Moliabal Milano on Facebook.

Neon Negligees from La Vérité

We all know that brights are so in for spring – many of you have probably purchased a few pieces, shoes and/or accessories in neon pink, green, orange, yellow, etc to show your vibrant side to the world but what about what you don’t show the world? La Vérité Lingerie is made in France, using only the finest of French fabrications and materials, and is available online or at their new flagship store on the UES in Manhattan!

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The La Vérité philosophy is simple: if you feel pretty on the inside, you will project beauty to the world! “La Verite, French for “the truth”, is a daring yet delicate new lingerie collection designed in France, passionately created by seasoned corsetieres. The French believe when you express your true nature you are beautiful from the inside out. Whether worn alone or underneath casual attire, La Verite hopes to inspire the American women to experience the sexy and fully dressed feel that European women have treasured.”

So while you’re filling your wardrobe with brights to show off, why not add one or two pieces to show off to that special someone. Would you wear bring lingerie in the bedroom? What do you think of these neon negligees from La Vérité?

LOFT’s Spring Style Event This Saturday!

Hello Shoppers!! Have a great shopping event for you. This Saturday, March 10th is LOFT’s Spring Style Event! Enjoy 30% off all your favorite LOFT pieces and grab some must-haves for the hot trend this season – BRIGHTS! Get two $25 Savings Cards for every $50 you spend on full price styles, enjoy live music from a DJ at select stores and LOFT LOVE Cardmembers earn double point all day. See full details below:

LOFT Spring Event

 Will you be attending LOFT’s Spring Style Event? Happy Shopping!!

Adrianna Papell For E! Live From The Red Carpet Design Contest Winner Unveiled

In September, the Adrianna Papell For E! Live From The Red Carpet launched a nationwide search for designers to submit red carpet looks for their Spring 2012 collection. After a rigorous nomination process through hundreds of submissions, they have finally announced a winner – Natalie Palter, a freshman fashion design student at Marist College in New York, was chosen the winner out of 700 designs for her Grecian goddesses-inspired gown.

NP Dress

Natalie noted “I have been designing ever since I could hold a crayon. I wanted to design a dress that would not only flatter any woman’s body, but also make her feel like red carpet royalty.” The gorgeous blue gown delicately drapes the female form, while crystal baguettes accent the décolletage and natural waist.

Jaynee Berkman, President of Adrianna Papell states, “We look forward to incorporating the winning design into the Adrianna Papell For E! Live From The Red Carpet collection. It complements our current style offerings and will be available at Lord & Taylor and other fine retailers beginning in June.”

The First Runner-Up, Genovena Christoff will receive a $1,000.00 cash prize, and the Second Runner-Up, Jamie McClure will receive a $500.00 cash prize.

Additional information on Adrianna Papell can be found on the brand’s Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/AdriannaPapell and website, http://www.adriannapapell.com. The entire Adrianna Papell For E! Live From The Red Carpet collection can be found on E! Online, http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/redcarpet/bring_out_your_glam/product.jsp#fashion.

The Juicy Couture D.I.Y Charm Collection

Before the Fashion Week madness begun, Juicy Couture held a cocktail event to celebrate the launch of the newest addition to their adorable range of charms, the Juicy Couture D.I.Y Charm Collection. Juicy invited media to come couture themselves with charms from their new more delicate collection of the fashion accessories that you can mix and match. The vast selection of stylish charms features everything from strawberries, elephants, wishbones, initials, animals (we love the dragonfly), geometric shapes and much more .that can be worn on both bracelets and necklaces.

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We, and we’re sure this happened to several other media attendees, were brought back to our childhood as we oohed and ahhed over the captivating charms. As you cam imagine, selecting two favorites was quite difficult, actually quite impossible as the variety of Juicy Couture charms was amazing large.


We were also given the chance to find out if we will truly live the charmed life with readings with Astrologer, Susan Miller, whose’s website, Astrology Zone, is a must visit.


Want more information on this amazing fashion jewelry that is the Juicy Couture D.I.Y Charm Collection, visit the D.I.Y Charm Shop.

What are your thoughts on the Juicy Couture D.I.Y Charm Collection? Would you wear these adorable charms? Share your thoughts in the comments.

WIN IT – Sabido & Basteris Wish Bracelet Giveaway

I recently featured some enchanting pieces from the Sabido & Basteris jewelry collection as a Valentine’s Day gift idea, see it here – Valentine’s Day – Say I Love You With Sabido & Basteris. To remind you a bit about Sabido & Basteris, this world-class jewelry maker uses technology to convert fine silver, 99.9% pure, into colored silver threads for ultra soft precious metal fabric which results in exquisite pieces of jewelry. I’m happy to gift FIVE (5) lucky readers with a super sweet and delicate Wish Bracelet (featured in various colors below).


The beauty of the Wish Bracelet is you make a wish as you knot the ends. When the Wish bracelet breaks, it releases your wish. Sabido & Basteris Wish bracelets are simple enough to wear everyday, yet elegant enough for any occasion. You can wear it as a single strand or wear multiple wish bracelets for a layered look. The sparkling silver color won’t fade in the sun or in the shower. The Wish Bracelets are available in several colors and almost any other color is available by special order. Some of the colors this delicate gift comes in are gold, silver, black, white, pink, baby blue, turquoise, cafe, etc.

To be one of the lucky five winners, do the following to enter (each counts as one entry):

  1. Leave a comment stating what you’d wish for
  2. Follow Sabido & Basteris on Twitter
  3. Like Sabido & Basteris on Facebook
  4. Tweet this Contest – tag @guestlistblog @SabidoBasteris
  5. Follow Me on Google+
  6. Share/Like this contest on Facebook
  7. Be a Fan of My Life on and off the Guest List on Facebook


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Must be legal U.S. and Canada resident, 18 yrs or older to enter. Sweepstakes to commence on February 18th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and end on February 25th, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET. My Life on and off the Guest List will determine (5) five winners by random drawing from all eligible entries. Five (5) winners will each receive (1) Sabido & Basteris Wish Bracelet. Limit one prize per household. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries. Approx estimated retail value of prize is $65.00 each. Winner will be notified by email. Offer valid while supplies last. Giveaway sponsored by My Life on and off the Guest List; Prize provided by Sabido & Basteris.

Valentine’s Day: Say I Love You With Sabido & Basteris Luxury Jewelry

I am so happy to welcome the breathtakingly gorgeous and luxury jewelry brand, Sabido & Basteris, back to New York. I first fell in love with Sabido & Basteris three years ago while attending their launch party – Sabido & Basteris Launch Party at Norwood and my love for the luxury jewelry brand hasn’t wavered one bit. The exquisite pieces from Sabido & Basteris make up a new category of world jewelry that applies the latest technology to convert fine silver 99.9% pure into an array of boldly colored silver threads. Called the Argento SB collection, these gorgeous colored silver threads form rainbows when woven or braided. The ultra soft, precious metal fabric is combined with extraordinary designs which result in exquisite pieces of jewelry for the discriminating connoisseur.


For Valentine’s Day, the luxury jewelry brand, Sabido & Basteris introduces LOVE, a striking open heart pendant made of with 99.9% pure silver with deep crimson colored silver threads. The LOVE Heart Necklace features the eye-catching pendant on a traditional Silver Base and bold Red Argento Silver Thread. This luxe beauty retails for $520.00. The LOVE Heart Earrings, which retails for $590.00, and the LOVE Heart Ring, which retails for $650.00, also features the dazzling heart pendant on a traditional Silver Base, with bold Red Argento Silver Thread.

Pieces from the stunning Sabido & Basteris Collection can be purchased online Products With Style, Jewelista.com, Item New York, and of course of their website, www.sabidobasteris.com.