October 9, 2014

Dresses are a Girls Best Friend //Review

eShakti believes that all women have the right to wear affordable fashion that is made for them and makes them look their absolute best.

Our Story: eShakti began as a small website offering basic cottons and modestly embellished pieces. As we grew, we were tasked with providing design and fit solutions to meet our customers' needs. Today, we are an international fashion design company making custom clothing. Offering both style and fit customization for women size 0 through 36 is the heart of our business.

//Product Review//
I am was beyond thrilled to be given the opportunity to receive a custom made dress from eShakti in exchange for a review. After scrolling through literally hundreds of dresses I finally chose this black high-low dress. First off I chose this one because I actually don't have that "little black dress", and since I didn't want a "little" black dress I fell in love with this one! It is so versatile, I can wear it in the summer with some bright colors or in the cooler months with darker tones (I might even wear it for Christmas if I find some red heels). I am gonna call this dress my international dress because it shipped from India to Germany then finally arriving in the States! One thing I appreciate about eShakti is the feature of customization that you can use at checkout! Dress length, sleeve type, neckline, and your personal measurements. This is wonderful for ladies who want to be stylish yet modest. I had so much fun modeling this dress! I would highly recommend checking this wonderful company out. Oh, I also want to give a shout out to my brother George who took these awesome pictures! (I think someone has a future in photography:)
Twitter: @eShakti 

Dress | eShakti
Heels | Payless
Earrings | similar 
Sunnies | similar 

Gertie & Baxter // PR

G&B is all about dressing your life! the shop was started by two friends, jen and julie. both of us are interior designers with a passion for the unique. years ago, we started a small, custom drapery shop. we started to notice the large amount of remnant pieces piling high in our storage room, and decided to start re-purposing our materials into women's fashion pieces.

since then, we have started offering more pieces in our line, but always choosing fabrics from local and family-owned businesses in chicago and los angeles. we also try to source many of our supplies from other etsy sellers!

G&B is managed directly by julie & jen, from sourcing fabric, handcrafting products, photographing, modeling, listing, and packaging- our hands touch every piece we sell.

we hope you enjoy!

-Product Review-

A few days ago I received a "brown paper package tied up with string"... It was a vintage brown infinity hole scarf. I love how this scarf adds texture to any outfit without being to overpowering. It adds a unique dimension to any fall outfit including the ones I put together below:

 Thanks to Jen and Julie for allowing be to do a review for you! It was fun!

DIY Beauty // Lip Scrub

Those chilly months are soon going to be in full swing, and that means those annoying dry, chapped lips. So, to show those lips who's the boss I want to share with you a lip scrub that you can make with items that you probably already have on hand. Happy first of October and remember to keep those lips hydrated!

  • 1 Tablespoon of white/brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vaseline (this is optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon flavoring (I used Coconut extract)
  • Small container 
  • Toothbrush (preferably not one that you're already using, just thought I'd put that :)
Combine honey and sugar in a bowl. If your lips are sensitive I would recommend using white sugar as it is more gentle. If you are using Vaseline mix it in with honey and sugar now. Mix it until a paste is formed.

Using your toothbrush, rinse in a few drops of warm water. Dip the toothbrush in the paste and scrub your lips for about two to three minutes. Wash off using warm water afterwards.

If you have any leftover paste, scrape it from the bowl into a small container. This scrub can be used whenever you have chapped pealing lips. I use the scrub every three days for best results.

Blessings on your day! 

If you want to see any other beauty related DIY or anything just let me know in the com box below!