Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday Beauty Gift Sets For the Giving

Tis the season for a multitude of beauty products packaged especially for giving. You'll find mini versions of products that are perfect for stocking stuffers or to give as hostess gifts. This is also a great time of year to try these products yourself since you get a chance to sample a variety of colors or formulations in one package at a special price! found 5 of the best holiday beauty gifts to give or keep:

butter London Holiday Glitter Trio
A trio of nail polishes that offer a sophisticated way to add sparkle and shine to your holiday outfit. Full size bottles of Chancer, Rosie Lee and West End Wonderful in adorable packaging.
This product is so popular it has sold out on some sites so don't hesitate if you want it.

Kiehls Lip Balm Sampler
Their lip balm is legendary and just in time for colder temps you can find four 0.5 oz versions in one package. Original, Mango, Vanilla and Coconut.

Tan Towel Holiday Glow Set
10 Full Body Towelettes in Classic and Plus formulas. The perfect way to add a glow if you'll be showing some skin in your party dresses and don't have time to visit the tanning salon!
Exclusively at Nordstroms.
$27.00 ($51 value)

Laura Mercier Souffle Body Creme Sampler
The ultimate luxury for your body in 4 amazing and delicious fragrances: Fresh Fig, Creme Brulee, Almond Coconut Milk and Creme de Pistache.

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Golden Touch Mini Brush Collection
A limited edition set of travel brushes in a travel ready pouch at a great price. Liner, eye defining, blush and buki brushes with golden handles are included in the collection.
$18.00 is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

A New Era for The Dermatology Center

The Dermatology Center has been living up to it's name and so much more since 1982 when founder Dr. Roberta Palestine established the practice. Until recently they've offered comprehensive aesthetic, rejuvenation and medical treatment options at two locations in Maryland as well as spa services in their Rockledge Medspa.

The grand opening of their third location at Sibley Hospital, begins an exciting new era of serving Washington area clients. The state-of-the-art office offers incredible convenience and expert care in a beautiful facility.

The sleek blue and white office manages to mix a totally modern look with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The Dermatology Center has always been unique in it's ability to offer such a comprehensive menu of services in it's two existing offices in Rockville and Germantown. The same is true in the DC location where you can see a board certified dermatologist to address skin problems, a physicians assistant for anti-aging treatments and a master esthetician for a relaxing and rejuvenating facial.

The newest office will host informational seminars as well as beauty events just as they do in their other locations. No-Frown Express which is offered on the first Monday of every month is a popular event you'll now find in all three locations. Receive 20 percent off Botox and Dysport and grab an espresso drink to take with you.

You'll find the Rockledge Medspa in DC too with spa services and a large array of medical grade skin products. SkinMedica, iS Clinical and their private label products are all on display. The spa is so spacious it would be a great choice for a spa party or private event. They can provide an expert speaker for your group on skin care and anti-aging.

To introduce you to their DC location The Dermatology Center is offering 20% off any spa service until the end of the year. They are also offering 50% off their Microderm/Gentle Waves facial service. It's regularly $250 but until 12/31/11 you can purchase it for just $125. These specials are available only at the Sibley office. Easy and convenient parking is located in the lot attached to the building.

Stay tuned for more news and events in 2012 at this exciting new addition to The Dermatology Center!

The Dermatology Center

Washington, DC - Sibley Office

5215 Loughboro Road NW
Suite 140

Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 244-4550 is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Glass Eyes and Little Lies

And another new shot! This time from my shoot last weekend with MadDame on her Sydney trip.
Gothic-doll ahoy!

Photographer/MUA: MadDame
Hair: Sarah Monique Postma
Headpiece: Cherry Trash Designs
Clothing: Myself

Monday, November 28, 2011

Archery for Angels

Uni is FINALLY over for the year, so I can unchain myself from my study desk and begin shooting again!
Here's a shot from one of my newest shoots, taken last weekend (warning, features some boobie so NSFW, maybe)

Photographer: Geoff Jones
Model/Make up: Myself
Hair: Priya Chandra
Clothing: Neck and underbust corsets by Lady Moon Designs, leggings by Tentacle Threads.

More coming soon!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Post Thanksgiving Skinny Jeans Cleanse

This time of year combines a lot of opportunities to eat with a lot of opportunities to be out and about which presents a dilemna. How to look good at so many social occasions when you've been overdoing it at the buffet. The answer is a Skinny Jeans Cleanse to jump start a weight loss of 7 to 10 lbs. Or maybe just a detox to up your energy for the shopping and socializing that goes with the season.

Body Elements in Vienna, VA has been sponsoring these Skinny Jeans Cleanses for the last year or so with good results. They can walk you through the program and provide both the information and support you need to stick with it.

And there's no cost for the program except the cost of the products which are part of the Isagenix system.

Testimonial from Skinny Jeans Cleanse participant, Suzanne Z., “I tried on my skinny jeans, which was my goal, and they fit! I feel great, definitely have more mental clarity, and my skin looks fresher — winter drab look gone! I am so pleased and will be doing this regularly!”

It all starts with a conference call on Saturday, November 26th at 11am and the cleanse begins on Monday, November 28th for 14 days.

Body Elements
8230 Old Courthouse Road

Suite 100 Vienna, VA 22182
703-356-6601 is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Elysee 360 Concierge Medispa Now McLean!

At 2pm on Thursday, November 3rd the ribbon was cut to signal a new business had arrived in McLean.

Elysee 360 Concierge Medispa is a unique concept combining medical care, wellness, aesthetics and spa services.

The name may be French but Elysee also captures all of the style and flair of McLean with a location in the heart of downtown at 6858 Old Dominion Drive.

Beautifully decorated, you'll feel like you are in the lap of luxury when you visit Elysee. Gorgeous mirrors and tranquil treatment rooms all contribute to the inviting atmosphere.

Beyond traditional spa services like massage and facials, you will have access to all the services you would find in a medispa. For the face there's microdermabrasion, chemical peels, permanent makeup an microlight therapy. Elysee offers Botox as well as fillers like Juvederm and Resylane. Laser therapies are also available including Fractional Laser treatment or IPL skin rejuvenation.

For the body there's laser hair removal plus a new, non-invasive body sculpting technique. CoolSculpting can reduce fat in areas that tend to be diet resistant without surgery or downtime.

Elysee's staff includes a board certified dermatologist, licensed medical estheticians and massage therapists providing expert treatments and care.

The business may be new but the name Elysee will quickly become a popular one in Northern Virginia and beyond. It's a perfect place to escape after a day of shopping at Tysons or to get ready for an important social event.

For the holidays Elysee is offering a buy one/get one free gift card so you'll be able to introduce it's services to your friends and family. Buy a gift card for a minimum of $125 and get a second gift card of equal value for free. (Starting date on gift card is 12/26/11 and end date is 12/26/12.

Elysee 360 Concierge Medspa
6858 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22101
703-281-3000 is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Follow the DOT to Rejuvenated Skin!

There's a new laser therapy in town and the name is as easy to remember as a dot--in fact it is DOT Therapy which stands for Dermal Optimal Thermolysis.

Atlantis Medical Wellness Center is offering this new technology in skin rejuvenation for clients looking to improve sun damage, brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin and acne scars.

Unlike previous CO2 laser resurfacing treatments, DOT Therapy is safer, faster and more efficient. Doctors are also able to customize treatment specifically to the patient and even modify treatment during the procedure for various challenges or problems.

Although the results from laser skin resurfacing can be dramatic, the downside has always been the discomfort, downtime and multiple sessions required for optimal results.

With DOT Therapy, treatment time can be as little as 30 minutes to an hour with 3 to 5 days recovery time as opposed to weeks with some other laser treatments.

What exactly happens during a DOT Therapy session? The laser creates thousands of microscopic holes or "dots" in your skin to immediately stimulate skin tightening and collagen production. Because the laser leaves the area around the dots intact, the skin heals more quickly. And yes DOT Therapy is FDA approved.

Dr. Ben Gonzalez, Medical Director of Atlantis says he's impressed with DOT Therapy for it's facelift-like results and the fact it can even be used safely on eyelids.

Atlantis will be offering appointments for DOT Therapy on select dates in November and December including: 11/29, 11/30, 12/5, 12/6, 12/7, 12/9, 12/12, 12/13 & 12/14. And they're offering special introductory pricing which will save you $800 on the procedure. Their price during these dates is $1200 as opposed to the regular price of $2000. You can call Atlantis for your free consultation today at 301-622-3722. is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Auction Designer Handbags And They Will Come!

The Red Cross is known for being there to help when there is a natural disaster or problem anywhere in the world. And apparently they are also experts at knowing how to entice women to come to the rescue and help their fundraising efforts—and it involves designer handbags.

“In the Bag” is the name of their annual charity event to raise funds for the Red Cross of the National Capital Region. The event was held on Friday, November 4th at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA.

Living up to its name, the event featured a large auction
of designer, vintage and celebrity handbags. Bags with high profile designer names like Chanel, Kors, Prada and Louis Vuitton. Some were new and some were gently used and all were donated by individuals, stores and even celebrities. Bags from Kathie Lee Gifford, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Natalie Morales and Jenna Wolfe from NBC's Today Show; Former Miss America Phyllis George; actress Cybill Shepherd and Ivanka Trump were up for grabs to the highest bidder.

Local celebrities like WJLA’s Allison Starling, Miss Virginia Elizabeth Crot and Miss Maryland
Carlie Colella were on hand to add glamour to the event.

The programs and work of the Red Cross were illustrated by keynote speaker Simona Foster-Jackson, a social worker supporting active military, veterans and their families.

But the true stars of the day remained those gorgeous bags lining tables around the room and
beckoning the 250 attendees to give them a new home while providing the Red Cross much needed funds to continue their efforts. is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Keep Your Eye on the Bag

On Friday, November 4th the Red Cross will host their annual "In the Bag" luncheon and fundraiser. There are only a few tickets left and they're $150.00 each.

The theme of the lunch is lots of vintage, celebrity and designer bags that have been donated for auction with the proceeds going to the vital services that the Red Cross provides. Last year the lunch raised $20,000 and the goal this year is $40,000.

If you've been looking over your fall and winter wardrobe and picturing some gorgeous designer bag that would look perfect with a certain outfit this would be your opportunity to get it and an end of year tax write off at the same time!

You can go to the website to see exactly what is up for grabs this year

Included in the auction will be celebrity bags from Ann Compton, national correspondent for ABC News; Kathie Lee Gifford, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kolb, Natalie Morales and Jenna Wolfe from NBC's Today Show; Former Miss America Phyllis George; actress Cybill Shepherd: Ivanka Trump, executive vice president of The Trump Organization; and Former Senator Elizabeth Dole, who served as president of the American Red Cross from 1991 to 2001.

If you can't attend the luncheon you can still participate by purchasing a raffle ticket for some incredible packages. Getaways, makeovers, dinners and some pampering are included and the raffle tickets are only $20 each or 7 for $100. They can also be purchased on the event website.

It sounds like a unique event that benefits a great cause so plan on attending or trying your luck with the raffle by Friday!

Red Cross "In The Bag" Fundraiser
Friday, November 4th at 11:30am
Westwood Country Club
800 Maple Avenue, East
Vienna, VA 22180 is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Calling All Conditioners Offer From Fekkai

Most of us have a shelf full of hair products that made great claims but then turned out to be duds when it came to actually using them.

Well here's a great way to dump a conditioner that you're not in love with and replace it with a luxury brand conditioner for free, this Thursday, October 27th at area Saks Fifth Avenue stores.

It's "Calling All Conditioners" day sponsored by Fekkai and it's a pretty amazing deal. Bring in one full size conditioner that you currently use and trade it in for a full-size (8 0z) Fekkai Advanced conditioner of your choice, a $25 value while supplies last.

A Fekkai representative will be on hand for a consultation to help you choose the right condtioner for you hair type. The options include Brilliant Glossing Conditioner, Salon Technician Color-Care Conditioner or Full Blown Volume Conditioner.

This is your opportunity to test drive a brand known for their salon-proven results blending luxury and science. And getting to do it in a no-risk way sounds like a win-win situation!

For more information you can go to

The two area Saks stores are located in Chevy Chase, MD and in the Tysons Galleria Mall in McLean, VA. is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

An Event-Full October at The Dermatology Center

There are very few spaces on the calendar in October/November for The Dermatology Center They have iS Clinical and SkinMedica product events and an upcoming Cancer Care Spa event. And if that's not enough they just opened a brand new state-of-the-art facility near Sibley Hospital in Washington, bringing their offices to three including Bethesda and Germantown. And you don't want to forget about No Frown Express Monday on 11/7 with 20% off Botox and Dysport!

Here's the schedule so you can plug these events into your smartphone:

10/26 SkinMedica Day in Germantown.
Enjoy 20% off SkinMedica products on the day of the event.

10/27 Cancer Care Spa Event in Bethesda.
This event from 5 to 7pm is for patients who currently are being treated for, or who have recently had cancer. Complimentary pampering for patients with special skin care needs due to cancer treatments. Current and non-patients are welcome for this event. Complimentary hydrating hand treatments, makeovers, goody bags, treat, chair massages, and education about our products and services that are helpful to patients with sensitive skin needs due to cancer treatments. This event is free, but RSVP’s are kindly requested.

10/27 iS Clinical Day in Washington.
Enjoy 20% off iS Clinical products on the day of the event and experience the brand new state-of-the-art facility that just opened in DC this month.

11/7 No Frown Express at all 3 Locations
Schedule a treatment of Dysport or Botox for Monday, November 7th and take 20% Off your entire treatment. Fabulous refreshments and treats provided.

11/10 A Cool Night Out in Bethesda
Attend this Free Lifestyle and Body event in the Bethesda office. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oerves as you learn about CoolSculpting by Zeltiq, a revolutionary, new non-surgical treatment designed to remove stubborn fat.

This event is free but Rsvp's are required. Bring a friend and receive an extra entry in the raffle. The prize is one free treatment.

Bethesda Maryland Office:
6410 Rockledge Drive
Suite 201

Bethesda, MD 20817

Phone: (301) 530-8300

Rockledge Med Spa:
6410 Rockledge Drive
Suite 205

Bethesda, MD 20817

Phone: (301) 968-1200

Germantown Maryland Office:
19735 Germantown Road
Suite 210

Germantown, MD 20874

Washington, DC - Sibley Office
5215 Loughboro Road NW
Suite 140

Washington, DC 20016

Phone: (202) 244-4550 is your local resource for information and deals on beauty services in the Washington Metro area.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Hell Yes!

That's my sexy/sassy/saucy model face right there. Yep!

Def. same person haha

Friday, September 30, 2011

Let Animals Dance on Your Fingers

A beautiful and fashionable cocktail dress will definitely attract all attention. However, according to your personality and own taste, the unique and outstanding jewelry will add a touch of style and fashion to your outfit. Today, I will share some eye-catching jewelry with you. The lovely and well-made animal cocktail ring is one of the important accessories. It makes a fashionable statement with your gorgeous cocktail dress. No matter what dress you choose, a multi colored wired outfit or a common black dress, an animal ring will append a label of elegance and glamour to your appearance.

Actually, it is very important to choose a perfect ring to finish your look because it is your secret weapon to shock everyone else. It will enhance your confidence in your demeanor. To any fashion fan, animal rings are the most popular and must-have ones. Name everything you want, a slithering snake or a naughty monkey, a princess frog or a sweet pink elephant? We almost have a whole collection of funny and lovely animal rings. You will obtain ideas from all the animal ones for the parties, wedding function and any other events.

I know someone who likes animals but can’t bear the troubles they cause. I think these animal rings, to some degree, will meet their demands to show their love for animals. Although they are jewelry after all, yet the pleasure they bring to us is immeasurable. Do you like those lovely and cute animal rings? I have a Panthe ring. It is very cool.

Classic Boy Chanel Bags Collection

It is very common to see the quilted 2.55 or different versions of that bag. We are likely to forget that Chanel is a very changeable brand. Its young lines are versatile and fashionable.

Gabrielle Bonhuer “Coco” Chanel first opened a small shop to sell women’s hats in 1910. After that, this brand suddenly swept the whole world by its famous Little Black Dress and Tweed Suit. Their perfume brand “No 5” was established in 1921. Gabrielle Bonhuer brought a new theory into fashion world at that time. The theory is the way you wear clothes is more important than the clothes themselves. She pursued the natural, simple but classical beauty by the basic elements. Unfortunately, this genuine talent died on January 10, 1971. However, her death didn’t stop the development of this brand. Karl Lagerfeld was named as the Artistic Director of Coco Chanel in 1983. He led Chanel to keep moving.

It has become the most popular brand in fashion world. Until now, Chanel has won plenty of faithful fans thanks to its high-quality and luxury products like sunglasses, jewelry, watches and shoes. This brand launched a Boy Chanel bags collection which impresses me a lot. Although their high prices are out of my reach, I still couldn’t help thinking about them. The designer used Coco’s love: Boy Capel to name this collection which came in three sizes. Available in red, black, white, these bags with clean lines are really Chanel. Do you like those gorgeous and beautiful bags?