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Look I get it, I’m a consumer too. And let’s be honest, the internet makes it rough. Don’t get me wrong, I love shopping online, but sometimes that ‘nude’ sweater you got on final sale turns out to be hot pink, and so not what you were looking for. If you’re in the market to discover some cool new brands or just want to know how that sweater actually looks and feels in real life, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some product reviews that give you insight into quality, functionality and beauty from a shopaholic’s perspective.

monday gin review

buzzing without the buzz, monday gin review

A shot pop in post for today. Chris, the co-founder of Monday Gin, reached out to me a few weeks back to introduce their headlining product… “a zero alcohol spirit that helps people drink delicious cocktails while staying sharp and keeping immunity levels up.” – Chris, Co-Founder of Monday Gin photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | non-alcoholic gin c/o:MONDAY GIN   While I know many of you drink like fish (myself included), I thought it was an interesting concept. I do have many friends that don’t partake in alcohol at all… and they’ve expressed feeling “left out” of the delicious cocktail options many of us enjoy. Many of these people are upper class and enjoy the luxury of a good drink as an experience. They’re  happy to pay for virgin cocktails at the bar, but disappointed with the sugary artificial flavors that they get back. Enticed by the idea of a non-alcoholic gin, I agreed to give it a try. Chris got a bottle in the mail right away, and I received the Monday …

bite beauty lip therapy products

pucker up and bite me | dramatically improved lip care routine

Day 130,342,088 of quarantine (oh so it feels). But in reality it hasn’t been half bad. In fact, I’ve found so many positive takeaways since working from home during the Covid crisis. One of which – more time for personal care. I actually can’t wait to share with you some of the incredible changes I’ve seen with my skin since following a more regulated routine. One of the most notable, the pucker factor. If you aren’t already, yes… there is a routine you should be following for your lips. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | all lip treatment products c/o:BITE   Your lips are skin too, and often overlooked. Sure you put on balm like it’s nobody’s businesses. If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a tube in your car, in your purse, in your cosmetic bag, in the kitchen, in the key dish by the front door… you get the idea. But what else are you doing for your lips? Since quarantine, I’ve changed my daily lip care routine. My lips are fuller, …

elemis luxury skincare review

ELEMIS the melding of science and nature skincare review

Winter’s dry air cracks at the fragile surface of your skin. The search for all-day hydration and protection is a matter of urgency. We have reached that pivotal point in our lives where youthful skin rejuvenation is a must, rather than just an afterthought. Introducing ELEMIS. Their approach is leveraging powerful natural superfoods and ingredients, along with the latest scientific developments for skin-altering care. Recommended in my most recent luxury basics gift guide, this ELEMIS review will dive into each of the products I’ve personally tested for over 60 days, to provide you the pros, cons, results and benefits of ELEMIS skincare. About ELEMIS skincare ELEMIS is ranked as the #1 luxury British skincare brand, and is fastly making its way in the US. Their ethos is “pioneering products prescribed for individual skincare and lifestyle needs. Scientifically-proven.” – ELEMIS While that sounds like a strong statement, keep reading this review and you’ll understand why. ELEMIS creates innovative skincare by blending science with the chemistry of nature. Their team of explorers, scientists and skincare experts dig …

tamara mellon boots review

wowed by the leather | Tamara Mellon boots review

The velvety touch of the best leathers, the posture from 4” stilettos, that over the knee silhouette – they’re going to look when you walk into the room. Tamara Mellon continues to break the mold with the delivery of their luxury leather boots. Without any pre-determined exchange, I was gifted a pair of choice from from the Tamara Mellon AW20 collection. After making my initial share on social media, I really wanted to take the time to share more details as this has become a staple in my wardrobe. In this Tamara Mellon review, I’ll be sharing just why you’re going die over the sheer luxury of these boots. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | boots c/o:TAMARA MELLON A bit about Tamara Mellon Tamara Mellon is a brand of luxury footwear named after their designer, Tamara Mellon, AKA the co-founder of Jimmy Choo in 1996. Her mission in launching a brand on the side… her determination to redefine luxury by breaking the rules. Put simply in this quote, “I co-founded Jimmy Choo in …

2019 luxury gift guide

12 best essential luxury basics gift guide

Looking for last minute Christmas gift ideas? This completely un-sponsored gift guide is a curated selection of essential basics that will become the new obsessions for everyone on your list. There are some luxury basics that everyone needs. Having managed a luxury fashion blog for years, I have had the unique opportunity of testing out hundreds of brands. Every year I shortlist my absolute favorites to help you (and myself) shop for the holidays. These are beautiful, high quality gifts that have been personally tested, tried. Even for those who seem to have everything,  Here are 12 essential basics I have used, loved, gifted and highly recommend for the holiday gifting season (or to gift yourself!). Mejuri fine gold jewelry Gold jewelry may just be the biggest fashion trend of 2019 and 2020. Since silver has dominated in years past, it’s a great gift for those who might want to update their jewelry assortment. Mejuri produces handcrafted fine jewelry that can be worn for occasions or every day with low, transparent markups and a limited-edition …