Add a cheery pop of color this winter with trendy orange gloves by Portolano!

Portolana Orange Women's GlovesWay back in June when I was reviewing the fall shows, I realized that orange was the color on every runway from Lanvin, to Chanel, to Dior. By August, as stores began to unveil fall and winter collections, I was thrilled to find that the runway had translated into real life. There was a huge selection of cheery orange sweaters, scarves, coats and more at all of my favorite stores!

Now, I have one more pop of orange to add to my winter wardrobe – Portolano Women’s Winter Gloves. These bright accessories add some much-needed punch to my (somewhat boring) gray tweed, black, and navy blue coats.

In addition to being perfectly on-trend, they are also toasty warm without being overly bulky. Here in the Northeast, the weather has recently been frigid, even though winter hasn’t officially begun. These gloves have been a real lifesaver as temperatures dip below a bitter 30 degrees!

Plus, they are incredibly soft. Manmade materials mimic cozy cashmere – at a fraction of the cost. In fact, these gloves are now only $8.00 on Amazon. At this price, stocking up for every fashion-forward girl on your holiday gift list sounds like a very smart idea!

If you’re not familiar with the Portolano name, the firm has been manufacturing high quality gloves since 1895! This pioneer in Italian glove exportation has become a leading name in the industry worldwide. And, in the US, you can find Portolano goods at department stores under private label names like Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s and Sak’s!

To learn more and to see the entire line of gorgeous gloves, scarves and more for gift giving, visit Portolano.

Holiday shopping? Done!

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

PHOTO: Used with permission by Portolano.

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The stocking stuffer every girl wants? A Yalmeh Foundation Brush!

Yalmeh Foundation BrushApplying foundation using liquid, cream or mineral makeup requires three things: high quality product, patience and the right tools.

And, for a flawless finish, nothing beats a foundation brush. My new favorite is from Yalmeh. The Yalmeh Foundation Brush is a premium quality brush that makes creating a perfect finish oh-so-simple.

If you’ve never used a foundation brush before, it’s really as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Start by applying the makeup in the center of the face. Then, using the brush, blend outwards to avoid any noticeable lines.
  2. Use broad, downward strokes to blend the makeup onto the nose, forehead, cheeks and chin.
  3. Don’t forget to use the tapered edges of the brush to blend makeup into those hard-to-reach areas, like the corners of the nose, hairline and around the eyes and mouth.

That’s it! Not only is this a great brush for applying foundation, it also works beautifully for applying bronzer or blush.

It’s also well crafted and built to last. The Yalmeh Foundation Brush bristles are made from top grade synthetic materials. These high quality fibers and wooden handle are hypoallergenic, cruelty free, and vegan friendly. And, it’s simple to clean, unlike some brushes made from camel or mink.

Now, for a limited time, Yalmeh is offering amazing introductory pricing on this foundation brush. Regular retail is $29.95, but for a limited time you can purchase this fab makeup brush for just $13.95!

It’s a must-have for the beauty addict on your holiday gift list. (Of course, don’t forget to pick up one — or two — for yourself, as well!)

The Yalmeh Foundation Brush is just one of many essential beauty products offered by Yalmeh Peerless Beauty. From hair care, to skin care, to tools, you will find everything you need at Yalmeh — with a 100% satisfaction guarantee! 

To see the entire line, visit Yalmeh Peerless Beauty.

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

PHOTO: Used with permission by Yalmeh Peerless Beauty.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free usingTomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Splurge or steal? The boots every girl wants this season!

Save or Splurge? The must-have boots of the season!

 

Last year, I traded in my Uggs.

I noticed one day (as I was clumping about like a well-dressed Yeti) that sleeker, more sophisticated shapes were featured on every magazine cover. I immediately snagged a pair of stylish Tommy Hilfiger equestrian boots… and never looked back!

This season, even more great boots are available in a variety of heel heights, materials, and styles. I’ve chosen three of my top looks for the season, above. And, splurge or steal, it’s your choice. Just choose to retire the Uggs!

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

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It’s the season to shine! uShine vitamin and nutrient complex supports beautiful skin, nails, and hair!

ushineAround this time of year, I start to feel a little ragged. In addition to a busy work schedule, volunteer commitments, and family obligations, I also have the added stress (and work!) of preparing for the holidays.

Between the shopping, wrapping, baking, and decorating, there’s barely a minute left for any much-needed pampering. In fact, I often don’t even eat properly since I am out and about. I certainly let exercise slide (unless taking the credit card out and putting the credit card back in my wallet count as exercise). And, by mid-month, my skin, hair, and nails tend to show it!

This holiday season, however, I discovered uShine by Reduxa, Inc. uShine is a simple vitamin and multi-nutrient complex containing essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, plus natural herb extracts.

Although it is not a replacement for a balanced diet and proper exercise, uShine does help to promote glowing skin, shiny hair, and glossy nails – and just when I need it most!

For Hair: uShine provides vitamin C, D and B complex vitamins in optimal proportions to support healthy hair growth. Its rich biotin formula even helps prevent hair loss.

For Skin: uShine contains the best combination of vitamins for glowing skin including an amino acid blend, MSM, horsetail, inositol, grape seed and Gingko Biloba.

For Nails: The presence of B vitamins and the minerals copper and zinc help to grow and maintain strong nails.

Simply take two capsules with water after a meal in the morning, as a dietary supplement. You’ll see a difference within about one week — glossier hair, clearer skin, and nails that are no longer brittle and dry. I love it! 

The List Price for uShine is $37.95, but right now, you can get it On Sale at Amazon for just $19.75. That’s 60 capsules or a full 1-month supply. This dietary supplement is Made in USA and comes with Reduxa’s 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

To learn more about uShine or any of Reduxa’s other health supplements including Green Coffee Bean Extract, Garcinia Cambogia Extract, and much more, visit Reduxa, Inc.

So, even if you are “busy, Busy, BUSY,” you can still shine this holiday season!

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

Safety Information: If you are pregnant, nursing have any medical conditions, or taking medications, consult a healthcare professional before taking this product. Keep out of reach of children. Not intended for use by persons under 18. Keep this bottle tightly closed and store in a cool dry place. For nutritional use only. Do not use if safety seal is broken.

Legal Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Photo: Used with permission by uShine.

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Nothing says “Christmas” like a Christopher Radko ornament!

Christopher Radko ornaments

 

I read somewhere that a beautiful Christmas ornament encapsulates the entire beauty of the holiday in miniature… and I think that it’s true!

According to my family, however, I have something of a little Christmas… “problem.” I do usually erect five (sometimes six!) themed trees throughout the house. And, I do own well over 3,500 ornaments. But, problem? Never!

My themed trees run the gamut. This year there’s a white, gold, and silver tree inspired by legendary Longwood Gardens. A kitchen tree covered in vintage cookie cutters and gingerbread men. An equestrian themed tree in the equestrian-inspired dining room. And of course, a family tree covered in every sentimental ornament from my childhood, the children’s school arts and crafts, ornaments gathered on vacations, gifts, and every adorable ornament I simply couldn’t pass up.

But, the tree that is the true showstopper is the 7′ fir in the living room which boasts over 500 three-dimensional mercury glass ornaments. I have a real weakness for these whimsical pieces and usually receive several as gifts from family and friends each season. Ice cream cones jostle Santas riding on snowmobiles, angels and penguins coexist peacefully, and slices of pizza, nutcrackers, pinecones, ribbon candy, and bears wearing tutus all dangle merrily from its branches.

One of my favorite sources for high-quality ornaments is the Christopher Radko Company. After a quarter century, the Christopher Radko Company has produced more than fifteen million fine European glass ornaments and grown to encompass several additional lines of holiday décor. These include Home for the Holidays, a beautiful collection of decorative holiday tabletop items and trim and Shiny-Brite™, a vintage-inspired line featuring recreations of uniquely American ornaments, lighting, and accessories first made popular in the 1940s and 50s.

Here are a few of my favorite ornaments from the Christopher Radko Company to get you in the mood for your holiday decorating. Merry Christmas!

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

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Turn your guest room into a haven this holiday with a Visco Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper

Visco Memory Foam Bed Pad Mattress TopperWhen you are hosting overnight guests, you tidy the guest room, wash the sheets, and maybe even add thoughtful touches like fresh flowers, a carafe of water, and a basket of magazines. But, how comfortable is your guest room really?

Your room may be chic, but your guests are too polite to tell you if the bed is saggy, lumpy, or hard! It’s easy, however, to create a guest room that will be a haven for your family and friends. Just add a Visco Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper and turn your guest room into a cozy, comfortable sanctuary!

I gave the Visco Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper the ultimate test. My son is finishing up his first semester at college. Amidst the normal complaints (the food, the work, the roommate) one of his top grievances is that his dorm-issued mattress is as hard as a rock. No amount of flipping or plumping makes any difference.

Luckily, just adding the Visco Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper has him sleeping like a baby. The mattress topper is a generous 3” thick and has a 4 lb. density.

The luxurious topper fits right on your existing mattress and… voila! Even a dorm mattress becomes a haven for a restful night’s sleep!

The difference is the memory foam. Unlike a traditional stuffed bed pad or “egg crate” topper, the extra supportive memory foam conforms to your body perfectly. It also reduces pressure points that can cause you to toss and turn. It even provides additional support in areas where an older mattress may be dipping or sagging.

This foam in the topper is also specially formulated to contour to your body at any temperature. Basically, you’ll get best night’s sleep possible from your current mattress.

The most exciting part is that you no longer have to invest in a pricey memory foam mattress. Just add the memory foam topper and you can enjoy all of the benefits of at a mere fraction of the price.

The Visco Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper has earned the PURGreen certification, which means that the toppers are manufactured, fabricated, and packaged in the U.S.A., meeting all EPA and CSPC standards for safety. They are free from harmful chemicals and are manufactured without the use of ozone-depleting substances such as Chlorofluorocarbons, Polybrominated Biphenyl Ether substances, Harmful Metals, Formaldehyde, Prohibited Phthalates or any other unsafe materials.

The twin topper retails on Amazon for just $89.99. But, it also available in all sizes up to California King!

So this holiday, do your guests a favor and add a Visco Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper to the guest bed. It will be so comfortable, they may never want to leave…

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

PHOTO: Used with permission by Visco.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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With help from the Dr Song Medical Professional Teeth Whitening system, I’m ready for my close up!

The Dr Song Professional Teeth Whitening System comes with everything you see here for only $34.99!

The Dr Song Professional Teeth Whitening System comes with everything you see here for only $34.99!

Keeping my smile bright and white takes a lot of effort. Unfortunately, I absolutely adore all of the “bad” things that stain teeth, like wine, coffee, and gallons of tea. Regular maintenance is a must.

Especially at this time of year, when family and friends are snapping photos left and right, I want my smile to be at its most brilliant. So this year, to prepare for the holiday photo frenzy, I tried the Dr Song Medical Professional Teeth Whitening system.

Dr Song Medical is a medical cosmetic laboratory that started out manufacturing products for professionals, doctors, and medical facilities. The new, in-home kit is a professional-grade 44% Carbamide Peroxide Kit that is made in the USA and is FDA compliant.

This teeth whitening kit is, literally, the same one used by dentists. But, you can use this in the privacy of your own home. I love the convenience, especially during the busy holiday season! The kit contains:

  • 8 large syringes of whitening gel (good for 50 applications!),
  • 1 large remineralization gel syringe,
  • a gel applicator brush for easy application of whitening gel,
  • a LED Blue Light Accelerator for acceleration of whitening process, and
  • moldable teeth trays for a custom fit.

The kit is very simple to use. Once you’ve molded and shaped the trays for a perfect fit, use the applicator brush to apply a thin layer of gel on teeth. Insert whitening trays and immediately wipe away any excess gel. (Important note: Since this kit contains professional grade, maximum strength whitening gel, it is not recommended if you have sensitive teeth.)

Wear the trays for 15 minutes. You can leave the trays in for up to 4 hours, but it is highly recommended to start slowly. Place the LED tray light over the trays and use it for 15 minutes at the start of each session. Brush teeth and use remineralization gel to eliminate any sensitivity. That’s it!

If sensitivity or irritation occurs (usually if you get the gel on your gums), wait at least 24 hours between treatments and use less gel. You can repeat the process daily.

This treatment was easy to use and the results are truly amazing. After a little less than two weeks, my teeth are absolutely photo-ready!

If you visit a dentist to have this treatment, you could expect to pay hundreds of dollars. But, the Dr Song Professional Teeth Whitening system is available at Amazon for only $34.99! To learn more about this kit, plus other Dr Song products, visit Dr Song Medical.

Now that my teeth are done, I really need to do something about this hair…

Your guide to a life filled with STYLE!   Susan Conforte McNeill is a wife, mother, author, entrepreneur, Harper’s BAZAAR Style Ambassador, and the co-founder of the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait! In addition to Susan Said… WHAT?! Susan also writes for It’s how you play the game! the corporate website of the award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game.

PHOTO: Used with permission by Dr Song Medical.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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