03 December 2012

2nd San Diego Style Blogger Meet Up Pictures!

The night was drizzly and the roads were wet, yet to our pleasant surprise San Diego's Style Bloggers came out in full force! We were happy to meet and reunite with all of you for a night full of laughter, mingling, raffles, photo ops, champagne, cheese & crackers, goodie bags, and getting to know each other. Thank you to all that joined us!

Special thanks to Vava Vida and Bubbles Boutique for approaching us with this opportunity. Didn't the goodie from Vava Vida smell delicious?! Make sure to check out their eco-friendly, fairly traded, ethical products here and keep in touch with their team by 'liking' their facebook! Thank you to Bubbles Boutique for their amazing location, generosity and hospitality! The little gifts and raffle prizes were adorable, not to mention being surrounded by all of those amazing pieces!

If you were not able to make it, you were definitely missed! We want to thank you for your ongoing support and we will keep you posted on any future happenings!
Gorgeous Ethical Pieces from Vava Vida website
All the goodies at Bubbles Boutique!
PaulinaNahomi, and Erika sharing the cute earrings courtesy of Bubbles!
Paulina making a quick thank you speech!
The lucky raffle winners of the night!
Antoine from Vava Vida and Paulina at the end of the night- 'Tis was a success, high-five!
Paulina with Jess and Erika who we want to thank for taking all of these great pictures and their continuous support. This post would have been pictureless without you!


28 November 2012

Let the Countdown Begin!

We are only 2 days away from our 
2nd San Diego Style Blogger Meet up!! 

Both Rachel and I are beyond excited, not only to see our ol' pals from our First Official Meet Up, but to meet all of the new faces that we have connected with or discovered in recent months!

To think that when Rachel and I discussed this idea of bringing SD Style Bloggers to life we could count the bloggers with our hands! Now I feel like we have discovered a gold mine of great bloggers and we are thrilled to get us all together to mingle, network and strengthen our bond as San Diego bloggers.

Just in case you missed it here is the flyer and click here to RSVP (if you haven't already done so)
See you there!
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20 November 2012

Save the Date for Our 2nd SD Style Blogger Meet Up!

Calling all San Diego Style Bloggers!
(Fashion, lifestyle, etc.) 

Join us and VavaVida for a lil' mingling & shopping at our
2nd SD Style Blogger Meet Up!
Friday, November 30, 2012 
Bubbles Boutique
226 5th Ave, San Diego
located in the heart of the Gaslamp!
RSVP here! See you there!

Questions? email us at sdstylebloggers@gmail.com

15 November 2012

Rachel's Winter Skincare Picks {FACE}

Holiday parties, family gatherings, dinners... so many festive activities upon us during this cheerful season.  Of course with so much "getting together" we'd love to be sure we look our best, but oftentimes the colder weather takes a toll on our skin.  If you're like me, you definitely don't want to lose a bit of summer's glow - especially now during this busy time.  Today I'd like to share with you a few tips and some amazing skincare products that I'm absolutely obsessed with...

1. Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System - This little device is a lifesaver.  I use it 1-2 times per day for a deeper cleansing of my face.  You won't believe the dirt residue on your brush after the first time you use it!  It provides a deeper clean, and since I travel quite often I love how portable it is.

2. Adovia Natural Dead Sea Mud Soap - I just recently started using my clarisonic with this mud soap as a cleanser and I'm amazed!  I actually could see an improvement on blemishes and minor acne spots. Also, it left me skin feeling so soft that I also began using it on my body as well.

3. Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion & Peel System - I use this as an exfoliator once a day.  It's an absolutely amazing way to scrub away that old dead & dry winter skin and reveal a super soft and refreshed face underneath!

4. Adovia Purifying Mud Mask - I use this mud mask once a week for extra purification and I love it.  With nourishing and demineralizing dead sea water & mud, this miraculous formula leaves skin healthy and glowing.  Plus I love that it only contains natural ingredients... from a pretty awesome source too!

5. Josie Maran Argan Oil - I will never go back to a regular moisturizer again... if you've tried this, most likely you agree with me.  I lather this on my face after cleansing and exfoliating twice a day, morning and night.  I noticed a major improvement in my oily skin, but what's great about this oil?  It's perfect for all skin types.  It may seem pricey but it lasts forever -- a tiny drop of the solution goes a long way!  Honestly I'd love to bathe and swim in this stuff every day. ;)

Well, there you have it.  Hopefully some of my recommendations will help your skin dazzle this holiday season!

xx Rachel

PS. Stay tuned right here for another San Diego Style Bloggers meetup!  We've got a little get-together in the works, so be watching for the date & more details...

01 November 2012

Manis at Bellus!

Paulina and I met up for a little manicure date this week, and today we'd love to share with you our experience.  At Bellus Academy, we discovered that highly skilled students provide top quality services with the close supervision of their instructors.  Bellus was also involved in providing hair and makeup for the models at SD Fashion Week!  What I love about Bellus, is their focus on a "spa" experience which creates a soothing and pampering atmosphere for customers to enjoy.  If you are like me, I'm sure you would continue coming back to any salon that goes the extra mile to really give you relaxation... which is really part of the reason we go to salons!  I think this is very important.  At Bellus, Paulina's manicure was with Jasmine and mine was with Stacy at their National City location.  We received hand massages with the most calming almond lotion.  Both Jasmine and Stacy were very informative and took extra time to find out our own needs and desires as well.  Both Paulina and I were all about Fall-inspired colors, of course, as any fashion blogger would be currently!  I chose a deep berry plum and Paulina went with an amazing charcoal grey -- both colors were dark enough to be fitting of the season yet not so dark that we couldn't pair them with several different outfits and in several different settings. (both of us work at places where a super dark nail might be too much)  We loved our new nails, and had a great experience at Bellus.  Be sure to check out their Salon Menu to learn more about their services!

me with Stacy
Paulina with Jasmine

my berry plum nails
Paulina's charcoal grey nails

12 October 2012

Fashion's Night Out San Diego

A bit overdue... but Paulina & I had a blast at FNO at Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego! We checked out the fashion show at the center of the mall, and then proceeded to the private event/runway show at Neiman Marcus. Drinks, delicious treats, and such gorgeous fashion inspiration for Fall... perfect night. It was a pleasure to run into Amanda from Naughty Monkey and Hello Amanda as well as Adriana from San Diego Magazine!  Thank you Fashion's Night Out, Neiman Marcus, & Fashion Valley Mall.

 Hope you enjoy the photos!