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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.

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 …

leather jacket 4 review

stolen from his, oversized leather jacket review

Black jeans, a white tee and a leather biker jacket are three items literally everyone should have in their wardrobe. They don’t go out of style. They’re comfy, and extremely versatile. In fact, a true minimalist wouldn’t need much more in their wardrobe at all. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | leather jacket c/o:LEATHER JACKETS 4   A capsule wardrobe represents the core essential pieces you’ll wear over and over. They’re the pieces that can be mixed and matched with everything else, and the ones you’ll likely wear out from repeated use before you’ll ever have the desire to replace them. An eternal icon of rebellious style, a genuine leather motto jacket is a wardrobe staple for both his and hers. While admittedly owning more than a couple in my loosely translated “capsule wardrobe”, somehow I always find room for one more. Changing it up this season, I’ve received a new, oversized leather jacket courtesy of Leather Jacket 4. Leather Jacket 4 is is an online retailer that originated out of Florida, producing …

rubin clip in hair extensions review

Rubin clip in hair extensions review

Curious about trying clip in hair extensions? It has been a year of transformation. This summer, I went from dark brown, 22 inch hair locks to a short grey bob. Thankfully, my virgin hair took only one bleaching session to lift the color. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | clip in hair extensions c/o:RUBIN EXTENSIONS   The short, quirky style is a better fit for my soul’s energy. But on an occasion, I do miss the long locks. Having tried brown hair extensions in the past, I was altogether too excited when Rubin Extensions reached out offering a collaboration to provide my thoughts in a remy hair extensions review. In this clip in hair review, I’ll be providing my feedback on color match, quality, use and styling these new platinum blonde hair extensions. About Rubin hair extensions Rubin hair extensions is the prominent expert on real hair extensions in Switzerland. Newer to the US market, it was the first I had heard of them. Their market now extends to Germany, Poland, Italy, Austria, …