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Spring Shoe Trends with Donald Pliner

Spring 2018 Shoe Trends

Spring is in the air- or at least in the shoes even if it’s still cold as heck outside!

Last week I hosted a Spring Shoe-tacular event at Donald Pliner in the Forum Shops at Caesars where we listened to some cool tunes from DJ Miss Joy, sipped on delish margaritas from Mesa Grill, got glammed up by NARS and of course had a first hand look at the Donald Pliner Spring 2018 Collection.

Spring 2018 Shoe Trends

The Spring 2018 Donald Pliner Collection was inspired by the desert town of Marfa, Texas known for its modern art installments, art galleries, desert landscape and starry nights (if you’ve never been to Marfa it’s truly a must-see).

The collection plays with the juxtaposition of nature and stark modernity. Wood combines with lucite, whimsy with minimalist design.  It’s a study of contrasts through elements which draw on Marfa’s vibrant modern art scene as well as it’s barren desert landscape.

Spring 2018 Shoe Trends

The combination of raw materials, reflective surfaces and artisenal touches evoke the spirit of Marfa in this fantastic Spring Collection.

At the event I invited guests to “spot the trend” and create an Instagram story of their favorite examples of the three hottest Spring 2018 shoe trends, Lavender, Baja and Glitter & Glitz.

Spring 2018 Shoe Trends

LAVENDER

Lavender is THE color for Spring 2018.  You will spot in everything from ready to wear to handbags and of course shoes!  It pairs perfectly with denim and a red lip. This shade will be stealing the number one color spot from millennial pink this season.

Spring Shoe Trends

Spring Shoe Trends

BAJA

Slides are hot again this season and so is anything with an easy vacay style silhouette.  Think summer days in Baja California, ankle wraps, colorful accents, raffia, tropical prints and an easy silhouette.

Spring Shoe Trends

GLITTER and GLITZ

If it’s got glitter, a lucite heel or it’s made of crystal clear plastic then you are stepping in the right direction this season.

You can SHOP the complete collection at Donald Pliner at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace or if your not in Vegas at DonaldPliner.com

Spring 2018's Hottest Shoe Trends

Centurions and Mimosa’s

The Forum Shops at Caesars

Last weekend I attended a FABULOUS VIP Blogger crawl at The Forum Shops at Caesars!

Myself and 14 of Las Vegas’ top Influencers began our Saturday morning with mimosa’s and a centurion.

Not a bad way to start the day, right?!

Next we traveled to Sephora to discover some of the hottest beauty trends and new products.

The Forum Shops at Caesars Sephora

Did you know that at the Forum Shops Sephora location you can personalize any fragrance purchase by engraving on the bottle! So fun!

It’s a chic complementary service they offer that really adds that VIP personal touch to a fragrance gift!

The Forum Shops at Caesars Sephora

And we all know what I’ll be engraving… my new obsession…. Commodity Fragrance.

Commodity’s carefully curated range of perfumes and candles housed in black-and-white packaging is the stuff beauty influencers drool over.  They believe that fragrances should be all about you. Inspired by everyday commodities, each scent invites you to add your own personality. By mixing and matching, you can discover scents that truly fit.

The UK based fragrance company’s eau de parfums are cruelty free with no animal testing and no animal byproducts PLUS all of their fragrance ingredients are sustainably sourced and paraben, phthalate, and gluten free.  They can be worn alone or layered as a fragrance wardrobe. I am OBSESSED with “Whiskey” which is inspired by American bourbon casks and rare Irish whiskies. Layers of mahogany, oak, sage, and cinnamon create a warm, spicy luxe scent.

In beauty circles sparkle and holograms are all the rage at moment and no one does sparkle like Stila.  The Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow is EVERYTHING!  Available in 18 shades it’s the perfect way to make your eyes really pop this season.

After learning the in’s and out’s of Spring beauty it was time to move on to fashion.  At Tory Burch we got a hands on look at the Spring 2018 Collection.

The Collection is centered around two “oh-so-Tory” themes: color and pattern.

Inspired by interior decorator David Hicks who pioneered the eclectic approach to decorating, Tory Burch’s spring line celebrates mixing patterns, bold colors, the old and the new and at it’s center the gorgeous painted Iris.

Beauty, Fashion and the last stop fitness.

We wrapped up our morning at Lululemon where we got the 411 on fitness fashion.

The Forum Shops at Caesars

This season is all about athleisure and workout pieces with intricate details- strappy backs, ruching and texture with a focus on fit. Functional pieces that will make you feel pretty while still getting your sweat on!

The Forum Shops at Caesars

I learned an interesting detail on our tour.  Do you every stare at mannequins and think “I wonder if that’s a real person’s body”?  Well, at Lululemon all of the mannequins are made from casts of actual clients bodies.  Real people that actually wear the clothing!  So the next time you see a mannequin in Lululemon, you might just know him lol.

The Forum Shops at Caesars

Follow in our footsteps of Beauty, Fashion, Fitness.

Get a complete 360 degree view of the season by stopping into Sephora, Tory Burch and Lululemon at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

The Forum Shops at Caesars

The RealReal POP UP in Las Vegas

 The RealReal.com Pop Up in Las Vegas

Ladies, you had better sit down for this…….

I have the most exciting news ever.  The RealReal, the online designer resale boutique I score my amazing designer finds on and I talk about ALL the time, is opening a POP UP right here in Las Vegas at the Forum Shops at Caesars!

YAAS oh YAAS!  Get those credit cards ready!

The 6,000-square-foot popup shop opens Monday February 12th and will feature one-of-a-kind luxury items, including women’s and men’s fashion, fine jewelry, watches, home furnishings,decor and art from top designers including Chanel, Hermès, Cartier, Rolex, Stella McCartney, Gucci, and more. Clients can also drop off items to be consigned. The RealReal’s staff of gemologists, horologists, art curators and authentication specialists will be on hand to answer questions and provide personalized service.

“After seeing the success and adoption in San Francisco and New York, we’re excited to bring our popup concept to different markets across the country, starting with Las Vegas,” said The RealReal CEO and Founder Julie Wainwright. “We’ve created a unique, omnichannel business and our brick-and-mortar experience really brings our brand to life. It allows people to interact with our experts and get the personalized service they are looking for.”

You’ll find me there at 9:45am Monday February 12th waiting for those doors to open, open, open!

For more details on the popup shop, please visit: therealreal.com/lasvegas

 The Real real Pop Up Shop Las Vegas

NARS Spring Color Collection Launch

Last week I hosted an amazing Influencer event at NARS in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.

Myself and 40 of Las Vegas’ top Influencers were treated to some fabulous cocktails from Avion Tequila and Absolut Elyx (seriously they were so good and named after two of the new Lip Covers-Summer Fire Paloma and Hell Gate 45), fabulous hair styling from DryBar and of course a presentation of the NARS Spring Color Collection.

The NARS Spring It On Spring Color Collection includes new products for eyes, lips and cheeks with a ‘fresh spectrum of luminous neutrals and molten accents’. Sounds incredable, right?

NARS Spring Color Collection Spring It On

If you are looking for glowy cheeks and soft saturated lips this is the collection for you.

Celebrity makeup artist Saffire Cherry walked us through the “Spring It On” Limited Edition Color Collection which features Liquid Blush in Hot Tin Roof, a highlighting blush in Free Soul, Four Lip Covers (Under Arrest, Summer Fire, Hellgate and Embrase Moi) and two Velvet Shadow Sticks (Frioul and Galice). PLUS a full course on the totally amazing NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation and Radiant Creamy Concealer.

She shared a great tip for applying the Liquid Blush, which is a product that may seem daunting to many.  Saffire says that when you apply pat it into the skin rather than rubbing.  Because it’s a liquid most people think they need to rub it in but you will get more precision by patting and a little goes a VERY long way because it’s super pigmented!

NARS Spring Color Collection Spring It On

NARS Spring Color Collection Spring It On

I am a huge fan of the Lip Covers.  They are the perfect liquid lipsticks. Providing full coverage, they have a smooth creamy feel and just the right amount of shine.

Embrasse Moi is a pale shimmering champagne that look great alone or layer with another shade. Under Arrest is a warm beigey tan. Summer Fire is a shimmering neutral-cool rose pink that isn’t too blue so its a great pink option for all skin tones and  Hell’s Gate (my favorite for the collection) is a gorgeous brick red. They don’t wear all day like the Powermatte Lip Pigment but they have pretty good lasting power.

NARS Spring Color Collection Spring It On

Meet my new OBSESSION… NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. Although this product isn’t new to NARS they just launched six more shades so now it comes in 22 shades!  So matching your skin perfectly is even easier.

How had I never used this before!  It’s perfectly lightweight, smooth, and totally blendable.  I also learned a trick at the event.  Do you have a problem with your concealer wearing off or disappearing half way throught the day?  If you apply NARS Radiance Primer under your eyes like eye cream BEFORE you apply your concealer it will help it wear longer, go on smoother and not settle into fine lines!  PLUS it has SPF 35 which is always a good thing!

….and last but not least NARS  Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation.  Available in 33 shades (yes thirty three shades so you can get your best match EVER) this is NARS first specifically long-wearing foundation.  Its breathable, fade-resistant formula is infused with Raspberry, Apple, and Watermelon extracts to help smooth and improve the look of your skin instantly, and over time for full-powered radiance. The finish is a smooth satin and it looks incredibly dynamic.  It is a very high coverage foundation. If you’re just looking to even out your skintone a touch, but want freckles and natural dimension to come through, this isn’t for you. If you’re like me, and want an 100% even tone covering your entire face, then this product is a dream come true for you.

NARS Spring Color Collection Spring It On

NARS Spring Color Collection Spring It On

NARS Spring It On Collection,  Radiant Creamy Concealer and Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation are available at the NARS Boutique in the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.  Not in Las Vegas?  Don’t worry you can click below to SHOP the Collection:

Holiday Beauty Tips from NARS

Holiday Beauty Tips from NARS

Last week I hosted an amazing event at the NARS Boutique at the Forum Shops at Ceasars Palace.

Myself and some of Las Vegas’ biggest influencers viewed the AMAZING Limited Edition Man Ray Collection (which I shared with you the second it launched click here to read) and we learned some pro make-up tips from NARS senior artist Julia Sohn.  Julia was trained by Francois Nars himself and is a repeat backstage at Fashion Week each season.

I wanted to share some of these hot holiday beauty tips from NARS that will really make your makeup pop this season.

Holiday Beauty Tips from NARS

FOUNDATION. Most people apply too much and are just wasting product.  Julia says to start with a small amount and apply it with your fingers starting at your nose in a pat then sweep motion, taking the sweep across the face in short strokes blending all the way to hairline.  I tried this technique today and my whole face was covered perfectly with foundation using only a fraction of what I normally use.

Holiday Beauty Tips from NARS

LIPS.  You all know I am a die hard red lippie gal.  The drawback to a strong red lip is that it bleeds.  It seems like no matter what you do it bleeds.  Julia has a solution.  Apply NARS Instant Line and Pore Perfector around the outside of the lip-line. It contains line and pore-filling microspheres which instantly smooth the skin’s surface while hyaluronic acid spheres gently plump to fill in lines and wrinkles.  Basically you are using it to fill the places that the lip color would bleed.  It leaves the area soft smooth and pucker-tastic.  (Yep I bought 2 of this baby right away.)

Holiday Beauty Tips from NARS

EYES.  Julia has a great trick for getting your eyes to really pop.  Whether you are winging it out or smokin’ it up, if you apply black pencil liner on the inside of your upper eyelid it will make your lashes look thicker and fuller!  Another great tip Julia had for eyes was to use bronzer to soften the eye.  Use just a fraction of bronzer to blend the edges, finish the look and warm your eyes up.  Julia used Laguna from the Man Ray Veil Cheek Palette to achieve this.

CHEEKS. Use a bronzer to contour the face and give it natural dimension.  Then add your blush between the apple and the cheekbone to create an epicenter to the cheeks then add a little blush around the temples to soften and warm up the face. Remember just touching your face with the brush brings a flush to your cheeks so when you apply blush make sure you apply a little then let it settle for a few minutes before you add more to avoid going cray cray on blush.  Julia did all of this with the Man Ray Veil Cheek Palette.

Holiday Beauty Tips from NARS

NARS Blogger event Forum Shops

Perfect for gifts and stocking stuffers, The Limited Edition Man Ray x NARS Collection is Available at The NARS Boutique at The Forum Shops at Caesars and at NarsCosmetics.com