Sep 22, 2014

In Praise Of Fashion's Night Out

Fashion Week is coming, and I cant help but reminisce about the now long gone Fashion's Night Out.I miss those days so much.

It was a "Project Runway" experience for fashion devotees. We got to meet the designers,hear  the back story on how their creations came into being. We got to see the craftsmanship,the bead work,we got to feel the fabric and the lace and buttons used,and we got a better appreciation of the hard work that goes into making a couture piece.




Over the years,I have met so many wonderful designers,that normally, I would never have had the opportunity to hear about if it wasn't for our local fashion shows and events.




I am grateful that at least we have a local fashion week to showcase this well deserving talent.


I still miss that up close and personal "hands on" effect.I wish they  would bring it back!

Are you attending Bellevue Fashion Week this year? If so, I'll see  you there!

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

May 26, 2014

Self Magazine Healthy Beauty Awards 2014

For the past few years, I have been lucky enough to be chosen as a beauty product tester for Self Magazine.

Every year, they have a special article dedicated to the best products, that are all tested by women from around the globe.The results of those tests are posted in the May edition,which, if you hurry, you can still grab on newsstands.

Products range from body lotions,to skincare to makeup to hair products and everything in between.

My category was skincare. Most of the time,these products come just in the nick of time. The gals at Self Magazine seem to know my "fussy"skin pretty well!

Here are the products that I got to test,and my favorites of the bunch. 

 Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue- This was my favorite of the products I tried. It worked to relieve any redness my skin might have and the product wasn't heavy, just right for my sensitive skin. I keep coming back to these products year after year. $46 At Sephora.com

Renee Rouleau Skin Recovery Lotion (Oil Free) This is a great, gentle moisturizer for all types of skin. The only reason why I didn't continue using it was that it didn't give me enough moisture. $39.50 At https://www.reneerouleau.com/products/skin-recovery-lotion

Skin Again Relief and Rescue Cream-Perfect for rashes,insect bites, itching.See my previous post! You wouldn't believe the results. $38 At http://skinagain.com/product/rescue



Nourish Organic Face Lotion, was also one of my favorites. Simply put, I loved the way it pampered my skin,without any harsh chemicals. $21.99 At http://nourishorganic.com/collections/face



Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl


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All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Mar 16, 2014

"RASH" Decision

My sensitive skin can really get fussy sometimes, and every now and then I will get a rash or break out with hives depending on what my allergies decide upon.


Sometimes, just being around my two cats,or using a particular soap will cause a rash on my arm or neck.

I recently discovered a fabulous fix for these little patches of redness or bumps that suddenly appear from nowhere,called Skin Again Rescue


I have to admit, I was pretty amazed by the results,as my rash went away within a five minute time period ,and was just barely visible,enabling me to go to work and not have anyone notice that my skin had broken out.

Rash along my neck
This not only took the redness away, but it also stopped the itching and burning that you sometimes get when you have an allergic reaction to something.

This is also recommended for burns,insect bites and the likes as it helps skin heal quickly. It's fragrance and paraben free,as well as cruelty free,contains no dyes or harsh chemicals,and goes on easily without a heavy feeling.


After using RESCUE


As you can see, this worked so well that you couldn't even tell I had any skin upsets at all.

Five minutes after application

You can find this product online, here at   http://skinagain.com/

Rescue is sold for $38


Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl


Photo Credits:

All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Jan 25, 2014

Sweet As A "L.A.M.B"

Oh my gosh...Have you seen this? Gwen Stefani by OPI limited edition nail polish!
Get your hands on this fast!

 I almost squealed with glee when I found this at my local salon.
The shades are to die for.
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This little mini set is a bit pricy, but oh so worth it! ($13)

Colors shown here are "Hey Baby" (Hot pink), "I Sing In Color" (Rich Purple), "Love,Angel,Music,Baby" (Gold),and "4 In The Morning"(Black) Oh, and the gold is a satin, not a frost,so it is rich and smooth.


I cant wait to try these out,but hurry,just like Gwen's concert tickets, these will sell out quickly! (Check your local salons,and ULTA,of course)

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl


Photo Credits:

All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Jan 6, 2014

"Treasure Hunting"

When it comes to exquisite nail color and lip shades, Butter London wins (pardon the pun) hands down.

I love how smooth and even the color applies,not to mention the longevity of both the polish and the gloss. I especially love their color range,everything from sheer nudes to shimmering golds and dreamy purple!

 If you are looking for hot trends, this is the line to purchase.

I had found some wonderful collections at Nordstrom Rack,and the prices were too good to pass up, almost half off of the regular retail.

 I always find a little treasure for myself  every time I walk into a Rack store,be it shoes,coats,handbags or beauty products. If you have one in your neighborhood, definitely check them out!





Until Next time~
Hugs and Hearts
BellevueGrl

Photo Credits:

All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Nov 17, 2013

Seattle Love

Oh Seattle, I LOVE you! Even when the weather is less than charming you always manage to show your good side!

Your views and sense of community shine no matter what.

I went for a walk around the neighborhood today,and came across a wonderful community garden or "P-Patch"
I was so impressed, that I decided to post about it and share a few pictures.

This area is made up of many cultures, one of them being Scandinavian. People come here to garden,share stories,and plant little seeds of kindness by leaving  mementos for their loved ones.


I found everything from rocks with inscriptions on them,a pair of felt lips and of course...Scooby!!

This definitely put a smile on my face, as did the view from the hill coming back.



Until next time~
Hugs and Hearts
BellevueGrl

Oct 13, 2013

Pumpkins,Leaves, And Change

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love the way the leaves change color and all of  the wonderful pumpkin displays at the nearby stores. It makes me think of cozy days wrapped in sweaters, a crisp chill to the air, pulling on boots, and drinking apple cider.




When the sun is out here, the sky is a brillant blue,and a perfect backdrop to golden and russet colored leaves.



I am in the process of "change" as well and am trying to re-vamp my blog,and make it viable again.
It has been awhile sine I have been able to post,feel inspired. I am taking in a bit of the fashion culture once again here and am looking forward to posting some of the latest trends.

I'm loving the styles shown here at Michael Kors..Black and plums teamed with leather,rich embellishments. This fall,it is all about accessories. Try adding a studded bag or bootie to an already cherished piece. Wrap yourself in luxury with a cashmere cape or sweater..play with texture.




 What are some of your favorite pieces? What says "Fall " to you?

Until next time~
Hugs and Hearts
BellevueGrl

Photo Credits:
All photos are property of  the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
BellevueGrl Productions, 2011