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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.

lively bra review

more than body positivity with a LIVELY bra review

A couple weeks back, I was contacted by a team working with LIVELY interested in a collaboration featuring a review of their bras. I’ve sometimes been apprehensive working with bra, lingerie or swimwear brands, but something about their “made by women for women” grabbed my attention. Before I get on my soapbox, let me tell you a bit about the brand. LIVELY’s mission is to create a line of comfortable lingerie that empowers women. They believe women are sexy, smart and healthy, and they’ve developed a line of lingerie blurring the lines of lingerie, activewear and swim to fit into the modern woman’s lifestyle. LIVELY bras are comfortable, sexy and affordable First off, mission accomplished. I received two bras from LIVELY – The Lace Strapless and The All-Day Deep V bra. Both are truly so comfy, I was genuinely impressed, and very excited to get started on my LIVELY bra review. I almost never wear bras (sorry mom). But I’ve just become a convert. Up top is The Lace Strapless which is honestly great not …

maison margiela replica springtime in a park review

evoking springtime memories | review of Maison Margiela’s Replica Springtime in a Park perfume

Spring has past, but we haven’t forgotten, nor will it be likely that we ever will. It’s no secret that I’m a cult follower of Maison Margiela’s luxury perfume fragrances. Since my first experience sampling By the Fireplace (my all time favorite Margiela scent), I’ve looked forward to each of their new releases with eager anticipation, and often recommended their fragrances as a luxury gift to yourself or others. This spring, I had the opportunity to try one of their newest scents, Springtime in a Park. In this Replica Springtime in a Park review, I’ll do my best to indulge your senses in the Maison Margiela experience, as well as share some key points about the collection. photography:ME | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | perfume c/o:REPLICA Bare in mind while the fundamental olfactive notes consistently emerge, perfumes will manifest uniquely as they bond with your own body’s chemistry. Known for their genderless approach to cologne, Replica has a soft but distinguishable different aura on both men and women, both of which applications reveal themselves in …

luxury fashion d.internoscia handbag review

luxury meets efficiency with d.internoscia transforming handbags

Modern architectural lines, polished details and rich leathers. Introducing a truly innovative luxury brand of handbags that have some efficient features you’re going to want to check out. Discover just what sets this new headlining brand apart, and get to know the owner and designer Denise Internoscia in this exclusive interview and d.internoscia handbag review. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | some photos c/o:D.INTERNOSCIA SITE | transforming luxury handbag c/o:D.INTERNOSCIA   When Denise first reached out in the early spring of this year, I was immediately drawn to the purpose and functionality of her novel handbag designs. We began a friendship of sorts as she shared her passion and personal story of struggles and success in the luxury fashion industry. It was irresistible. Certainly a story I couldn’t help but share on this luxury fashion blog platform that can shed some light on this new star in the industry. Join Day in my dreams as we get personal in the unrestrained creativity and original designs of an incredible entrepreneur and her journey to …

shop day in my dreams 24K gold jewelry

real 14K gold rings and fine jewelry brands for your next essentials

The smooth glowing finish, the warm radiant hue, the most iconic symbol of luxury and wealth. Gold. There is just something about it that we become so easily fasciated with. Jewelry trends for 2020 have prodded our lust even more, as gold completely takes over all other metals this season. Gold rings are a timeless, versatile statement of true luxurious style. As such, they are an investment worth making as you continue to wear them year after year, and even pass them down for generations to come. Jewelry is a lifetime investment. However, I’ve found many people don’t know where to buy gold outside of high end jewelry stores and luxury retail chains. If you’re in the market for your next gold essentials that you’ll wear everyday, here is a shortlist of 5 brands of gold rings and fine jewelry I’ve had first-hand experience with, and would highly recommend for your investment buys. These brands use either a high quality vermeil gold plating, or offer an assortment of solid 14K and 18K gold pieces. No …

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 …