Sep 22, 2011

A "Prime" Example

Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Eye Primer

In one of my previous posts,I wrote about the importance of taking the time to prime your face before putting on foundation and eye makeup.

Here, for Beautystat,I review a brand new product from Korres that not only primes the eye ,but also helps prevent lines and wrinkles for both lids and under eye areas.  Think of it as a  3-in one multi-tasker. With our fast paced life,who couldn't use a "do-it-all" magic wand, right?

 Quercetin & Oak contain powerful natural antioxidants without Parabens,Synthetic Dyes,Synthetic Fragrances,or Sulfates. So you get softer skin,improved texture,and a soft apricot shade that corrects darkness and imperfections, not only under the eye, but on the eyelid itself,without heavy chemicals found in other products. It's earned one of Sephora's Natural Seals (there are over 1,400..and passes natural beauty standards)

After visiting the Korres USA Website, I found that Quercetin & Oak is the first clinically proven NATURAL alternative to Retinol! Read more here:

The primer goes on smoothly,and covers well. For best results,gently pat into eyelid area,and softly blend under eye. I noticed a crease-proof improvement that pretty much lasted all day.

Wear test: On a scale of 1-10 I would give this product a 7. Would I buy it again? Yes, I liked the overall coverage of the primer,and that it is made with natural ingredients,and that  it comes from a very trusted brand. Eye makeup removal was easy, and my eye area felt moisturized.

Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Eye Primer  can be found exclusively at Sephora or
for $21.00 or by visiting the Korres website :

*** Disclaimer***

Beautystat provided me with this product sample, so that I could review it in real time, and pass on the benefits to you. However all opinions here are my own,objective opinion. Size shown here is a sample size of the actual product.
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Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs,

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BellevueGrl Productions, 2011

Sep 20, 2011


Easy separates are often the best way to transition your wardrobe to fall.

Pair  patterned tops with skirts,add a belt,and ankle boots for a great day to night look. A soft clutch  does double duty.

One of my favorite pieces is a faux leather jacket that I bought last year at Dress Barn. It features a snap collar, and zipped sleeves . The fabric is buttery soft, and can be worn with jeans or a skirt,or even paired with a nice pair of dress pants.

I scouted the store online and was able to find a jacket that was featured there that is a similar style to this one. $59.99 at Dress Barn or

There's something really versatile about a chic sweater dress. Paired with a jacket or by itself,or with a statement necklace,it's always a smart choice. $39.99 also at Dress Barn.

A light weight cascade cardigan is my pick for a cool night,or days at the football game. You can layer this with anything from tees to a blouse. I found a similar one online at for $34.99

Finally,a great pair of heels can transition a look from plain to pzazz in no time. These are from DSW shoes. A lively bronze shade ,not your usual black will add style to jeans,skirts and more,and can go from office to cocktail party in a flash.

When in doubt, "fall to pieces" as your go to choice.

Until next time~

Hugs and Hearts,

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Sep 9, 2011

Hitting The Scene..Fashion's Night Out (Bellevue Style)

Fashion,food,and fun were on the menu last night as Bellevue celebrated it's own version of FNO. There were two venues to choose from,with live fashion shows,in-store events,and after party's.

The Bravern had two main shows, one at Neiman Marcus,and the other show at Anthropoligie. Models strutted the latest creations from their new fall line,and separates made a huge splash for the season.

The Bellevue Collection held it's own party, and I was in attendance.

Folks lined up early center court for live entertainment,photo booths,swag bags, food, (Dry Soda Company,PinkABella Cupcakes,and yummy bites from Joey's)

Not to mention bags filled with coupons and give aways from Aveda,Tully's, and more.
Live models hit the stage to show off pieces from Macy's,Cache`, and Banana Republic.

Attitude is key. Lots of accessories from hats to belted sweaters,and sky high heels were shown.

Printed and patterned tops, leopard skirts,and lots of red popped up for one of the "it" shades of autumn. Brightly colored jeans are back, for both men and women.

I'm looking forward to seeing what else is in store later this month at the Nordstrom Fashion Show. I'll be there to cover all the details and happenings around town. Not to mention,a special "tweetup" September 24th.

 There will be an in-store show called "Fashion,Class, and Jet lag"  at Nordstrom from 4-7 pm that evening with designer, and friend, George Zaharoff.

Be sure to come by and say "Hello" during the #ZLive event.

Step out in style!

Until next time~
Hugs and Hearts,

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Sep 3, 2011

Ode To A Cupcake (Or Two)

As you know,every now and then,I stray from the beauty and fashion world,and cover a story on a great local business that I have discovered. It's my blog, I get to do that! Lol!

I simply had to share with you, a delightful cupcake shop that I have had the pleasure of visiting quite a few times.

There are lots of cupcake shops and bakery's in Bellevue,but the quality and variety is what keeps me coming back to one in particular,not to mention the friendly and fun staff.

What sets New York Cupcakes apart from the rest is that they are consistently good.They don't taste like the mass market brands you see everyday. These cupcakes are "hefty".. they are filled with buttercream,carmel,fruit,or marshmallow,and topped again with sweet, real, buttercream frosting. This isn't the air whipped kind. This is the real thing. Just like your Grandmother used to make  from scratch,and when you were a kid, used to beg to lick the spoon kind of frosting.

No matter which creation you choose, they somehow always manage to taste like they came straight from your very own kitchen.

I'm in love with several;from their wonderful all vanilla "Pure Bliss" to their "Orange Dreamcicle",along with their perfect "Long Island Lemon".

Each and every one looks handcrafted with love and a pinch of pixie dust.

New York Cupcakes  is also extra special to their facebook fans,and have almost daily deals and specials.If you're not a fan, you should be!

Find out more by visiting their website at

Once you taste these,you'll be back again and again.

New York Cupcakes is located at the Crossroads Shopping Center right next to Common Folk in Bellevue.

Good taste is oh so "fashionable"

Until next time~

Hugs and Hearts,

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BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.