December 26, 2011

Get Set for New Years with BUTTER LONDON

It's that time of year again, when everyone begins to plan their New Year's outfits!  If your like me, it is one of my most favorite nights of the year!  I think it is one of my favorites, not just because of the good times, and great memories, but I just LOVE getting dressed up!

While considering which outfit or dress your going to choose, don't forget about choosing the right nail polish to complete the look!  I highly recommend butter LONDON as the nail laquer of choice!  

butter LONDON nail laquers are free from formaldehyde, DBP (Dibutyl phthalate), and Toluene.  This is so important because breathing in formaldehyde can affect your lungs, eyes, nose, and throat.  DBP is a developmental and reproductive toxin, and Toluene could potentially cause damage to your nervous system. AND, butter LONDON was the FIRST polish sold in the United States without containing these harmful ingredients! 

Follow the three step process for great looking nails this New Years!
Step 1: Apply Nail Foundation. A stain resistant and non-toxic base coat for your nails, that works similar to a foundation.  Can be worn alone for a polished matte look as well.



Step 2:  Apply nail color.  butter LONDON has so many fabulous shades to choose from.  One of our top choices is Fairy Lights (shown above, left) with a coat of Dark Night (above right) for extra shimmer and shine!
Step 3:  Apply Hardware P.D. Quick Topcoat.  This is a MUST if you want the manicure to last longer.  Your nails will have a super-shiney finish, and have a fresh look even once they have dried.

About butter LONDON

We Believe in Rock and Roll. Great Britain. And Fashion.
By transforming catwalk trends to custom nail colour palettes, butter LONDON has developed a passionate following. butter LONDON is the cult phenomenon of the nail industry and is fast becoming famous for our high fashion, 3 Free (non-toxic) nail lacquers and revolutionary waterless nail services. 
butter LONDON Authenticity and why fashion designers love our lacquer
Nonie Creme, Founding Creative Director of butter LONDON, has been a backstage fixture at Fashion Week her entire career. She has longstanding relationships with designers who love butter LONDON for the authenticity of the experience. Nonie and the designers sit together, discuss the designer’s muse, look at the collection, and arrive at a bespoke colour just for them. Nails are a fashion accessory and can have a huge impact on an outfit, so getting them right is crucial. It’s a unique process, and ensures that the designers have creative input and control over their catwalk beauty look, which is incredibly important.

butter LONDON's fashionable friends include Victoria Beckham, Betsey Johnson, and Calvin Klein, just to name a few.  butter LONDON is honored to be part of their world, and they ensure that butter LONDON customer's receive genuine, high fashion colors.
Company History
butter LONDON, founded in 2005 by British entrepreneur, Sasha Muir, who saw a gap in the marketplace for luxurious yet affordable nail services and high quality products. To help her realize this vision, Sasha asked industry veteran Nonie Creme, London’s premier fashion manicurist, to partner with her as butter LONDON’s Founding Creative Director. With years of experience, Creme’s colour expertise was quickly put to use in the development of a unique, cutting edge and high fashion collection of lacquers and products. 
Availability 
butter LONDON’s full product range is available at the butter LONDON flagship store located in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Concourse C), www.butterLONDON.com, and online at Nordstrom.com.

December 17, 2011

Keurig Review & GIVEAWAY {Now thru 12/24}





Happy Holidays everyone!  I have a last minute giveaway for you!  As you may know, my mornings just aren't complete without a fresh cup of coffee!  That's why I am SO excited to be able to offer a Keurig MINI Plus Brewing System, complete with a 12-pack sampler for you to get started with.  Awesome right?


I have always used the larger Keurig Brewing System, and it is great except for the fact that we only have one coffee drinker in our house.  It is a bit lager than the Keurig MINI, and takes up more counter space.  Now with the Keurig MINI, I can quickly brew a cup of coffee or tea and be on my way.


Did I mention how much the littles will love brewing their own cup of hot cocoa?  Perfect addition to a wintery day!


* Three cup sizes, 6 oz, 8 oz, and 10 oz
* Can use filtered, bottled, or tap water
* Energy efficient, system shuts off after 90 seconds


Fill the water reservoir to the amount you prefer, 6 oz, 8 oz, or 10 oz.  Wait no more than 2 minutes for the water to heat up, add the k-cup of your choice, and let the brewing begin!  5 minutes tops!


If you are in a rush, you can grab your lunch, gather your bags or anything else that needs to be done while your coffee is brewing and you are all set!


Hope your holidays are merry and good luck to all who enter!


{ GIVEAWAY DETAILS }


1.  Comment below stating your name, and email address (You must be a follower of One Stylish Momma in order to be eligible). 

For additional chances to win:

2. Follow @stylishmomma on Twitter
3. Follow @keurig on Twitter
4. Make sure you "like" Keurig on Facebook
5. Tweet about this giveaway and include @stylishmomma
5. Tweet about this giveaway and include @keurig

The winner will be chosen on December 24th  @ 8:00 p.m. EST via random.org.

December 13, 2011

Crochet Owl Hat Pattern


Crochet hats are all the rage this year.  Whether they are being used for a photo shoot or to keep a little's head warm your sure to find them everywhere!  They are a must have . . . from a simple solid color crochet hat, one with flowers adorning it, and even animal inspired hats there are so many to choose from.


One of my fave styles is the owl hat, so I decided to give it a try at writing my own pattern.  The pattern below was first shown on Chic Style Modern, a close friend of mine.  If you haven't visited her site, be sure to stop by and share some love!


The hat shown in the photo's was worked with Lion Brand Wool-Ease.  Any medium weight yarn would work nicely, however I suggest using wool so that the hat is warmer.
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Crochet Owl Hat Instructions:
MATERIALS:
Size J Hook
3 - 4 different colors of medium weight yarn

SIZING:  (Approx. Head Circumference)
Newborn fits up to 13 inches
3-6 Mos fits 14-15 inches
6-12 Mos fits 16-17 inches
12-24 Mos fits 18-19 inches
2T-4T Fits 19-20 inches
5T Fits 20-21 inches

NOTES:
SL ST - Slip Stitch
ST - Stitch
YO - Yarn Over
Dc2tog - (YO, Insert hook into next ST and draw up a loop. YO and draw through 2 loops) 2 times, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook
Dc3tog - (YO, Insert hook into next ST and draw up a loop. YO and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook

PATTERN:
  1. CH 3 (3,3,3,4,4), SL ST in first CH to form ring
  2. CH 3 (counts as first DC now and throughout). DC 10 (11,12,13,14,15) in ring. SL ST in third CH.
  3. CH 3. DC in same ST as CH 3. DC twice in each DC around. SL ST in third CH.  22(24,26,28,30,32) DC formed.
  4. CH 3. DC twice in next DC. **DC, 2DC** in each DC around, until 1 DC remains. 1 DC in last DC. SL ST in third CH. 33(36,39,42,45,48) DC formed.
  5. CH 3. **DC twice in next DC, DC in next 2 DC.** in each DC around, until 2 DC remain. 2 DC in next DC, one DC in last DC. SL ST in third CH. 44(48,52,56,60,64) DC formed.
  6. CH 3. DC in each DC around. SL ST in third CH.
  7. Change color here to create center stripe if desired. 
  8. Repeat last round 0(0, 1, 1, 2, 3) times.  Note: change color back to color A if creating center stripe.
  9. DC in each DC around. SL ST in 3rd DC. 
  10. Repeat prior step 2 more times.
  11. SL ST in next 6(7, 7, 8, 8, 9) ST, then begin Ear Flap.
EAR FLAP:
  1. CH 3. DC in next 8(9, 9, 10, 10, 11) DC. Turn and begin to work back.
  2. CH 3. Dc2tog. DC next 3(4,4,5,5,6) DC. Dc2tog. DC in last ST (ch 3 ST). Turn.
  3. CH 3. Dc2tog, DC next 1(2,2,3,3,4) DC, Dc2tog, DC in last ST. Turn.

Work next row based on size below:
Newborn -  CH 3. Dc3tog. DC in last st. Cut yarn and pull through.
3-6/6-12 Mos - CH 3. Dc2tog twice. DC in last ST. Cut yarn and pull through last ST.
12-24 Mos/2T-4T - CH 3. Dc2tog, DC, dc2tog. DC in last ST. Turn. CH 3. Dc3tog. DC in last st. Cut yarn and pull through last ST.
5T - CH 3. Dc2tog, DC in next 2 ST. Dc2tog in next 2 ST. DC in last ST. Turn. CH 3. Dc2tog twice (next 4 ST). DC in last ST. Cut yarn and pull through last ST.

All sizes, continue as follows:
  1. Fold hat in half and SL ST in DC directly across from last DC formed on first earflap. Follow directions above for size needed.
  2. SL ST in center back of hat. SC around entire hat, including the earflaps. SL ST in first SC. Cut yarn and pull through ST.
BRAIDS:
Cut a total of 18 pieces of yarn 4 feet/144 inches long. (Use less strands for less weight). Fold yarn in half, and join through the bottom of earflap until all 18 strands are connected.  Create a knot at the top of the strands, just below the earflap.  Separate strands into three bunches and braid. Continue all the way to end of yarn, and tie a knot at the bottom to secure braid. Trim ends to make even. 

Repeat on other side.

EYES:
  1. CH 4, join with SL ST.
  2. CH 1, SC 8 times in ring.  SL ST into CH 1.
  3. CH 1, ** 2 SC in next SC** repeat to end.  SL ST into first SC. (16 SC)
  4. CH 1, ** 1 SC into next SC** repeat to end.  SL ST into first SC.
  5. CH 1, ** 2 SC into next SC** repeat to end.  SL ST into first SC. (32 SC)
  6. CH 1, ** 1 SC into next SC** repeat to end. SL ST into first SC.
  7. Fasten off.
BEAK:
  1. CH 5. Turn.
  2. SC in 2nd CH from hook.  SC in next CH, repeat to end. Turn.
  3. SC in 2nd CH from hook. SC in next CH, repeat once. Turn
  4. DC2tog. Cut yarn, and pull through loop.
Add tassels to the top for quick and easy ears!

December 12, 2011

My weekend in photos


Do you still believe in Santa? We sure do, and we had a wonderful time celebrating all things holiday this past weekend!  We dropped by to watch the annual holiday parade, stopped in for a visit with Santa, and topped the afternoon off with a fun time at Chuck E. Cheese.


I just love the glimmer in his eyes, as he watched Santa arrive . . .

And where would we be without a little brotherly love this holiday season?  Yes, this was a rare moment.  One of those you have to capture because they don't happen that often.





Precious Moments




The Annual Holiday Parade













Hope your weekend was as wonderful as ours!

December 9, 2011

Dansko Shoes Review & GIVEAWAY Now through 12/16



Are your feet tired and achy from all the holiday shopping?  Wouldn't you just LOVE to win a pair of STYLISH and COMFORTABLE shoes? 


I am personally not a big fan of wearing sneakers, unless I am hitting the soccer fields, running around with the littles, or working out. I much prefer looking fashionable, but often sacrifice comfort for style.   In an effort to find a shoe that looks and feels great, I tried out Dansko shoes.

When we hear the word Dansko, many of us think of the clog style shoe worn by healthcare professionals.  Well, not only do they have the well-known clog, but the footwear line also includes heels, boots, sandals, and flats.  Did you know . . . Dansko also has shoes, clogs, and boots for men and children!  

Every shoe, regardless of style, includes special materials that are designed to promote healthy feet, legs and back.

One of our fave's is the Rylan boot, featured in both pictures.  The Rylan boot is a western inspired boot, with contrast stitching around the calf and a dropped heel. The boot looks great when paired with a skirt or pair of jeans.  


. . . GIVEAWAY DETAILS . . . 

If you would like to enter for a chance to win a pair of Dansko shoes:

1.  Check out dansko.com and select the shoes that you would most love to see under the tree this holiday season.  Once you have chosen your must-have shoe, leave a comment below stating your name, email address, and style you choose.  (You must be a follower of One Stylish Momma in order to be eligible). 

For additional chances to win:

2. Follow @stylishmomma on Twitter
3. Follow @dansko_shoes on Twitter
4. Make sure you "like" Dansko on Facebook
5. Tweet about this giveaway and include @stylishmomma
5. Tweet about this giveaway and include @dansko_shoes

The winner will be chosen on the date listed above by random.org on Friday, December 16th @ 8:00 p.m. EST.

Good luck!  

December 7, 2011

Just in time for the holidays: A cell phone and iPad case proven to reduce cellular radiation



If your children are anything like mine, they are all about the latest electronics this holiday season.  From cell phones, to iPads, and beyond, most children either use or own a device of their own.  These electronics are great for keeping track of the kids, playing games while traveling, and even assisting with studies; however we often forget about the troubles they can cause to our children's health.

If you are thinking about getting your child a cell phone or iPad, or they already have one, I highly recommend checking into Pong Research for a protective case.  


Developed by scientists out of MIT, Princeton, UCLA and Harvard, Pong cases have been scientifically proven in independent, FCC-certified labs to reduce cellular radiation by up to 95% below the FCC target.  They’re also great looking and come in a bunch of fun colors!

 Here’s why putting a child’s device in a Pong case is so important:

-   An article published last month in the scientific journal, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, reported that children absorb twice as much radiation from cell phones as adults do and more than FCC guidelines permit.

-  Most vulnerable are a child’s brain, eyes and bone marrow, which can absorb as much as 10 times the amount of radiation an adult’s body does.

-   These findings come just 4 months after the World Health Organization classified cell phone radiation as a potential carcinogen based on a large, global research study.
Placing a child’s device in a Pong case is an easy (they snap on and off), affordable ($49.99-$99.99 at www.pongresearch.com) and important (proven effective) step to take when giving a child a cell phone or iPad. 

Pong cases can be purchased at www.pongresearch.com.

Pong Research can also be found on Facebook. Be sure to "like" their page at http://www.facebook.com/pongresearch.  This will ensure you get the latest updates of special promotions, new product introductions and more.   

November 30, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Lili Bermuda Fragrance Set

In celebration of their Bermuda getaway style story, between November 14 and December 3rd, Everything But Water will be offering a special local treat - hosting a giveaway to 10 Lili Bermuda perfume sets to their Facebook fans.  Simply click on the image above to be taken directly to their Facebook page, and "Like" their page for your chance to win.

The fragrance collection is a true reflection of the magical destination, containing Coral, Pink, Lily, Petals, Oleander, Passion Flower, Alegria, Paradise, Fresh Water, and South Water.

Farewell Fall!

Although we have a few more weeks until winter officially begins, it seems as though it is already here.  Thanksgiving has passed, and the Christmas hustle and bustle is here!

I overheard a couple from Texas talking about the leaves on the tree's in the DC area a few weeks ago.  They couldn't believe the beautiful colors, so I thought I would share some of the pictures!

The farmer's market has now closed . . .


The leaves have changed color . . .


And fallen off the trees . . . 

Good bye fall, until next year!



November 25, 2011

Black Friday Deal: Save 50% at See Kai Run




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November 24, 2011

Envirosax Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deal



Terms & Conditions:
• Applies only to items 'in stock'
• Does not include Pouches
• Single bags do not include our new ranges of Savanna, After Dark, Rosa
• These deals are valid only on the USA & Canadian websites, www.envirosax.com andwww.envirosax.ca

November 23, 2011

Cyber Monday Deals and Discounts 2011

Cyber Monday Deals 2011


Who wants to wake up at 5 AM on Black Friday when you can get equally amazing deals from the comfort of your own home on Cyber Monday?  The following skincare and beauty brands are offering fabulous savings to make your Cyber Monday (Nov. 29th) anything but boring!


Clarisonic Pairs & Bundles
All already-reduced Clarisonic "Skincare Pairs" that are purchased between 11/25-11/29 will be 20% off. Products such as the Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System, Opal Sonic Infusion System, brush heads and cleansers bought in pairs will be included in this special.

Consumers will also receive an additional 20% off all “Clarisonic Bundles” purchased.  “Clarisonic Bundles” are made up of 3 or more Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing Systems.  Each “bundle” provides consumers with Clarisonic Mias at a discounted price and allows them to personalize their Mias free of charge.

There is free shipping on all orders as well as a free gift with each “Pair” or “Bundle” purchase: a Houndstooth Travel Bag and a 6 oz. Body Serum (a $65 value)

Availability: www.clarisonic.com





CleanWell
What better way to get in the holiday spirit than with the delightful smell of CleanWell Warm Vanilla All-Natural Hand Sanitizing Wipes? All CleanWell products purchased between 11/24-11/29 will be an additional 25% off.  Use the discount code SAVE25 at checkout. 

Availability: www.cleanwelltoday.com

Tweezerman
Enjoy free shipping on all orders and a free Candy Cane Glitter Mini Slant Tweezer with all orders over $50.

Availability: www.tweezerman.com



LovelySkin
For Cyber Monday, LovelySkin.com will be offering 25% off all orders, and a special *gift with purchase* for orders over $200!

LovelySkin.com is the home of hundreds of your favorite brands, including: Jane Iredale,ColorescienceObagiStilaEltaMD, and more!

Check out LovelySkin’s Facebook page for more giveaways throughout the month of November!




Zeel
Welcome to Zeel, your online concierge for health, wellness & beauty treatments! For the holidays, we're offering an instant $25 credit in addition to up to 15% off all services with Zeel's top experts. Join now (it’s FREE!) and use your credit and promotional offers to treat yourself, OR use your credit towards a gift card for a loved one (a great stocking stuffer!). Simply log ontowww.zeel.com/holidays and register for your $25 credit!



LightStim - LightStim for Wrinkles
Treat your skin to LED Light Therapy with LightStim for Wrinkles!Cyber Monday, the product will be available at a discounted rate of $270 (instead of $299) and will include a 10ml bottle of LightStim Collagen Peptide Serum. Free Shipping will be provided. Use the promo code “CyberLight” to receive this offer.
Promo Code: CyberLight

Cranberries: Medicine Worthy or Just Juice?



The Dish on Cranberries:  Sauce, Juice or Medicine?


Cranberries may be best known for being a side dish at Thanksgiving or as a thirst quenching juice but their potential health benefits may be their true value.  It’s little wonder that you will find cranberry extract in the Kiss My Face Cranberry Orange Lip Balm SPF 15.  The tiny red fruit is bursting with antioxidants that neutralize the free radicals that cause aging.  Cranberries are one of nature's most beneficial emollients and help your skin hold onto moisture.  They are also rich in vitamin C which helps with collagen production.  Native Americans were the first to use cranberries as food as well as wound medicine and as a dye calling the red berries Sassamanash and Ibimi — translated as bitter berried. 



Kiss My Face Cranberry Orange Lip Balm SPF 15
  • Naturally smoothes, soothes and protects chapped lips with organic ingredients
  • Infused with a tasty cranberry orange flavor
  • Organic Beeswax softens the skin with anti oxidant properties
  • Organic Canola Oil acts as a moisturizing agent
  • Aloe Vera heals and soothes the skin
  • $3.49 at Whole Foods and KissMyFace.com

November 16, 2011

Meet Dean Banowetz & Learn How to Get Holiday’s Hottest Hairstyles


If you happen to be in New York City this Saturday, be sure to stop in Macy's at Herald Square to meet Dean Banowetz and learn this season's hottest hairstyles!

WHO: Dean Banowetz, Celebrity Stylist and Creative Partner of The InStyler Amazing Rotating Iron.  Dean, known as the “Hollywood Hair Guy” has worked with A-list celebrities and top-rated television shows including Oprah, EXTRA, Access Hollywood, etc. 


WHAT: Dean and his VIP hair team will show guests how to create chic holiday hairstyles.  Learn how to create three festive looks, from stylish ponytails to romantic waves, while Dean demonstrates the must-have tool of the season – The InStyler.  In addition, Dean will reveal the latest cutting-edge curling device, The TopStyler.  Guests will have a chance to win giveaway prizes through a raffle on-site.  

WHEN: Saturday, November 20th at 1pm 

WHERE: Macy’s Herald Square, 6th Floor (near Starbucks), 151 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001

About the INSTYLER:
The InStyler is the first-ever rotating hair straightener and curling iron that infuses volume and shine into the hair while styling.  The InStyler is designed to provide women with a way to straighten their hair, while providing volume without the damage of a flat iron. It offers maximum styling benefits and professional results all in one easy-to-use tool. Thanks to The InStyler consumers can style their hair like a pro without the difficulty of managing a blow dryer, flat iron, curling iron or big round brush.  The InStyler has a built-in brush that works together with a heated rotating barrel to create a variety of curly or straight looks, while polishing, smoothing and volumizing the hair.  
About the TOPSTYLER:
The TopStyler is a cutting-edge curling and volumizing tool that is revolutionizing the way women style their hair by singlehandedly replacing curling irons and hot rollers – two hair devices that over time can potentially cause significant damage to hair.  Created by Celebrity Stylist Linda Flowers, in partnership with TrĂ© Milano LLC., The TopStyler is a one-of-a-kind design that evenly heats and naturally sets hair into shiny, bouncy and voluminous curls. Studies prove that curls produced by The TopStyler last 3 times longer than curls produced by a curling iron, without causing any damage!  In addition, The TopStyler’s versatility and unique design allows women to be creative, giving them the opportunity to produce a variety of curl shapes, sizes, textures and styles.  

November 6, 2011

Award-Winning Moroccanoil Keeps Hair Smooth & Frizz Free with EXCLUSIVE Holiday Gift Sets

If the gift of smooth, shiny, and frizz-free hair is on your holiday list, look no further!  Everyone’s beauty obsession, Moroccanoil, makes shopping FLAWLESSLY fast and easy



This fabulous turquoise and white kit is packed with all the essentials for perfect holiday hair – at a value that will make it your “it” gift of the season. Choose from 6 different sets for different hair types priced for only $60 -$75.

Elegant and sleek, the Moroccanoil Holiday Kit is a breeze to pack into a suitcase or gym tote.  The products work miracles on everyhair type or texture and are great for color treated, highlighted, chemically processed, relaxed or keratin treated hair.

Exclusive Moroccanoil Holiday gift kit options include:

1. For all hair types needing moisture and repair
Moroccanoil Treatment (25 ml), Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo (250 ml) and Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner (250 ml)
Price: $60

2. For fine hair needing volume:
Moroccanoil Light (15 ml) (for fine and light colored hair), Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo (250 ml) and Moroccanoil Extra Volume Conditioner (250 ml)
Price: $60

 3. For fine hair needing hydration:
Moroccanoil Light (15 ml), Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo (250 ml) and Moroccanoil Weightless Hydrating Mask (250 ml)
Price: $75

4. For frizz control and hydration:  
Moroccanoil Treatment (15 ml), Moroccanoil Frizz Control (100 ml) and Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask (250 ml)
Price: $75

5. For curly hair:
Moroccanoil Treatment (50 ml) and Moroccanoil Curl Control Cream (250 ml)
Price: $60

6. For all hair types needing moisture, repair and hydration:
Moroccanoil Treatment (15 ml), Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Shampoo (250 ml) and Moroccanoil Intense Hydrating Mask (250 ml)
Price: $64

To find these beautiful Holiday gift sets and more, visit Moroccanoil.com to find your nearest salon or spa.