All posts tagged: product review

shoes of prey review

shoes of prey review

Now the proud owner of a half-dozen pairs of custom made shoes from Shoes of Prey (being a fashion blogger has its perks), I figured it was about time to write a proper review. Note that all pairs were gifted to me by Shoes of Prey, but I was in no ways obligated to make this post. They’re just a super cool company doing innovative things, so I couldn’t help but want to share with you. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | all custom made shoes c/o:SHOES OF PREY About Shoes of Prey Shoes of Prey emphasizes three primary features: quality, comfort and simplicity. They’ve begun building their empire letting you be the designer of custom-made shoes at an affordable price range – at your door in just 2 weeks. “For women who believe style is a reflection of who they are,Shoes of Prey is the only destination for custom-made shoes at non-luxury prices, so that you look and feel your best self.” – Shoes of Prey Launched fairly recently in 2009, they quickly expanded their market all over …

immunocologie skincare review

the science of beauty with Immunocologie

Ever wish you could tap into and hack the chemistry of your skin? With insight into your skin’s biology, you would have the power to address your skin’s needs before they happen – preventing irritation, pollution, dryness and sensitivities. Well, Immunocologie is attempting to do just that. With over 10 years of research and development, their skincare team has worked to develop a line of skincare products with science at the forefront. Working with natural ingredients to provide defense from environmental stressors, Immunocologie prevents skin damage by nourishing your skin with the essential minerals and nutrients it needs to stay healthy, happy and protected. I have pretty sensitive skin, and I understand the side affects involved with placing unnatural elements in or on your body. My first attraction to Immunocologie began with the ingredient list. I’m pretty careful what I put on my skin, and if there’s a natural or home remedy – I’m likely to give it a try before resorting to packaged goods. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | skincare regime …

silk layers

something silk

Summer’s long gone and the craving for cozy has already started to set in. Chili has been on the menu twice this week, and evenings become a race to get home before dark. The moon that used to look friendly and cool has darkened to a cold foreboding stare. In search for the little comforts in life, we find ourselves groping for anything that has brought us relief in years past. Thick socks, riding boots, and dare I say… pumpkin spice latte. Yup… it’s happening. But not all the days a icy and unwelcoming. The east coast has still gifted us with a few days of lingering sun, and the moments between the contrast call for one solution – silk. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | grey silk cami c/o:GRANA | grey silk coordi joggers c/o:GRANA | grey cashmere cardigan c/o:GRANA | swan ring c/o:AURUM JEWELRY | cross diamond ring c/o:SQUAREGAL | grey marble bag c/o:CAFUNE | loafers c/o:NAKED FEET Silk has a way of caressing the skin and creating a sense of warmth and …

tria 4x laser hair removal review

tria laser hair removal review

Smooth leg’s and goodbye to razors for life? Who wouldn’t be lured in by the temptation. I was, way back when the Tria was first introduced to me back in 2013. After much debate and a twinge of buyer’s remorse for the $449 purchase from Sephora, I ordered my first Tria laser hair removal 4X in March of 2013. I was the first of my circle to jump on the bandwagon, and have actually been wanting to do this review for quite some time because honestly – I was pretty surprised with the results. This review will be a blend of experiences from that first trial, to my most recent undertaking in collaboration with Tria to share with you all my personal journey with their laser hair removal system. In case you’ve been wanted to give it a try, here’s what you need to know (from one blogger’s perspective). photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | laser hair removal system c/o:TRIA BEAUTY First off, how it works. The Tria 4X is the first FDA …

monday felony case mood board

in case you’re in the mood

A monochrome palette for weekday inspirations. Setting the mood for a week of calm after returning from the rush of NYC. Shifting trinkets around, sliding fingers over the smooth marble and crystal textures of a new Felony Case collection, glancing quickly at the pages of a dated magazine – yet the classics never go out of style. photography:KRISTINA PETRICK | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | iphone marble case collection c/o:FELONY CASE | marble handbag c/o:CAFUNE | timepiece c/o:HARPER AND BROOKS | monochrome loungewear top c/o:DAVID LERNER | monochrome laceup pant c/o:DAVID LERNER | diamond stack rings c/o:K’DANGELO Happy Monday friends, we’ve made it to the start of a new week. A subtle gloom lingers outdoors from the shadow of summer’s rain, but the mood indoors feels less than somber, enjoying today working from home. The softest luxury sweats, playful tunes, and a spirit peaceful – yet eager to start the new day. It’s truly the simple pleasures… appreciating the beauty in details, the feeling of softness on your skin, knowing that you’re in control of …

fashion technology

Working for a digital marketing agency and coming from a fashion marketing background – the era of fashion technology has peaked my interest with this generation’s beautiful savvy accessories and the emerging of wearable tech. Something about the contrasting duo of “beauty and the brains” almost reminds me of a romantic novel or TV series – in product form. But truly, with the advancement’s in today’s technology – why not enjoy the advantages of latest music, fashion, fitness and smart tech all bundled into one pretty package? What a cool millennium we live in. This post is a bit more of the fashion tech types – but I’ve got some exciting updates in wearable technology coming up as well so stay tuned. photography:YOURS TRULY (ME) | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | fashion tech laptop skin c/o:CASEAPP First on beautiful tech is the highly Instagramable accessory for the iPhone to Macbook – cover skins. CaseApp has been a long standing partner of mine in making all my devices more beautiful with their range of custom or pre-designed …

minimalist watches from charlize

Many of you are fully aware of my watch obsession, and Charlize is one brand of minimalist watches which I own not one or two styles – but several. So in honor (more like dread) of daylight savings time today, I thought it only appropriate to post one of the most beautiful ways to tell the time. (though let’s be real – I use my phone for that… watches are for decoration right?). photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | timepiece collection c/o:CHARLIZE (use code: dayinmydreams15 for 15% off!) | beige knit c/o:VIDEO | white jeans c/o:PARKER SMITH | gold stack rings c/o:GRAMERCI | silver hardware cuff c/o:GRAMERCI | gold weave bracelet c/o:CAROLYN COLBY | white marble iphone case c/o:RICHMOND & FINCH The time change hit softly for me this year, spending the hour in an Airbnb for a weekend in NY with not a place to go or thing to do other than cater to my lazy whims. Spending the first hours of the morning delved into the blog, and likely spending the other half with croissant and mimosa …

VASA BLÅ by sudio review

Remember Vasa by Sudio Review from last year? Well they’re back babes, and beautiful as ever. My first set of earbuds from Sudio proved to be one of the staple pieces of the season. With a mini leather travel pouch and tangle-free cord – they were the ideal set for travel and office use, and lived in my bag making regular appearances in just about every location I frequent. This year, Sudio has launched an upgrade – the wireless bluetooth version of my beloved babes called the VASA BLÅ. Of course, I couldn’t resist giving them a try. Marrying the worlds of innovative technology and elegant beauty, Sudio is an experience that’s seen and heard. So here’s what’s new. photography:YOURS TRULY (ME) | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | wireless bluetooth earphones VASA BLÅ c/o:SUDIO (use code: dayinmydreams for 15% off) First and most obvious, they’re wireless! (And here I thought the flat, impossible-to-tangle cord of the Vasa was good). The VASA BLÅ has no cord at all (excepting the one connecting the buds of course) and …

a week in review

So much has happened in the past week, I hardly know where to start. NYC is now my home away from home. The first week and a half working the new job is officially under the belt, last week spent at the home office in NYC, and this week the pleasure of working from home. Quite honestly, I don’t know which I prefer. The flashing lights, exciting nights, and endless new adventures of the city will always make me feel alive. But then again, being able to work in my PJ’s isn’t bad either… In review, I’m grateful for the opportunity to have the best of both worlds for the time being, and plan to spend a great deal of the new year practicing appreciation for all of the many blessings in life – especially the people who have truly impacted me in so many beautiful ways. photography:KUNDAN KUMAR | camera:CANNON 5D MARK III | white denim c/o:PARKER SMITH | kicks:ADIDAS ORIGINALS | hair extensions c/o:IRRESISTIBLE ME | iphone case c/o:GMYLE | rosegold bar ring c/o:STAR HARVEST …

teatox

Who wants to detox when you can teatox? Introducing the newest health craze, teatoxing! Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like… (detox was so yesterday). If you haven’t already caught wind of it yet, you might live in a cave. But for those of you who aren’t quite sure, let me break it down for you. Detoxes became a huge phenomenon along with the trend of eating clean (no chemicals, artificial flavoring, etc) a few years back. It’s basically meant to tone up, loose a bit of weight, and cleanse out all the yucky stuff we eat everyday by limiting yourself to a select group of foods or liquids. TEAtoxing is basically the same thing. The difference… I still get to eat my pizza. That’s right ladies and gentleman… PIZZA. (not that I’m recommending chowing down on junk food in the process)… just saying, I don’t have a lot of self control. So a detox that allows me to keep my regular eating habits, sounds pretty good to me. The directions, simply sip a cup three times a day before meals. …