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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.

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 …

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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 …

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 …