21 November 2014

Local Business Spotlight: Dream Tats

Temporary tattoos aren't just for kids anymore! Dream Tats is a San Diego based company that produces the highest quality temporary jewelry tattoos on the market. Made with 100% non-toxic material, the Dream Tats line of products are completely safe to use for people of all ages.

Their assortment of sophisticated tattoos include geometric shapes, words and intricate designs. Of the 16 collections available, my personal favorites are Timeless, Infinity, Charmed and Allure. Each tattoo lasts less than a week and can be applied in a few easy steps (shown below).

While most flash tattoos are overpriced, the Dream Tats collections are less than $8! Mix and match collections to create your perfect set. Adorn your wrists, inner arm, shoulder blade or back with metallic prints. Combine the tattoos with real jewelry for an added touch of glam. Play around with them! You're sure to have some fun.
Make sure your skin is clean, dry and free of oils. Select your tattoo and 
remove the clear sheet. Place your tattoo face down on your skin. 
Hold a wet cloth against the tattoo for 30-45 seconds.  
Remove the paper and you're all set!
SD Style Bloggers Founder, @lilbitsofpau, is also a fan!

Tuyaymya Osuna 
Co-Editor for SDStyleBloggers

19 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Nordstrom Beauty Trend Show

Nordstrom Beauty kicks off fall with their seasonal Beauty Trend Shows. You'll watch top industry insiders reveal fall's best beauty trends during a high-energy runway show. Following the runway will be complimentary drinks, skincare and fragrance consultations. Plus, you'll be gifted an exclusive (and free!) Nordstrom tote bag - just for attending. Tickets are $20 and redeemable toward your beauty purchase

Tickets: $20 

When: Saturday, November 22nd 

Time: 8am - 7pm

6997 Friars Road 
San Diego, CA 92108  

Tuyaymya Osuna 
Co-Editor for SD Style Bloggers 


17 November 2014

Local Business Spotlight: Beauty by Dolly

Beauty by Dolly is San Diego's premier hair removal studio, and don't take our word for it--InStyle Magazine, San Diego Magazine and even Forbes have all featured BBD. 

Since opening their doors in 2005, sisters Dolly and Kashmira have endeavored to bring their years of expertise in the art of eyebrow threading to the women (and men!) of San Diego.  They now have a second location in Hillcrest, and more exciting growth appears to be on the horizon.

I caught up with Natashah Torki, Kashmira's business-savvy daughter who has joined the family business as Chief Operating Officer and is working to expand the BBD brand.  Her article in Forbes on how to create a business succession plan is really impressive and a great resource for other San Diego entrepreneurs. 

Q. Are you originally from San Diego?  What part of town do you call home? 
A. I am a San Diego native! I have been raised in Carmel Mountain Ranch my whole life, and I moved to Santa Monica for college but came back as soon as I was done. I now live in Sabre Springs and I love the suburban lifestyle.

Q. What inspired you to join the family business?
A.  I was inspired originally because of my mom and my aunt's hard work. Seeing how much time, effort, and energy they put into their business made me put a foot in and relieve some of the stress involved with owning a business. But then I realized how much I actually loved doing this, and I realized I found my passion. It was truly a blessing in disguise. 

Q.  How do you feel that the rise of beauty/style blogging has changed the landscape of the industry?
A.  Bloggers have influenced this industry so greatly because they really lead the way in fashion and style. I personally feel that bloggers shine light on the beauty world in terms of services and products available today that probably would've had a harder time getting exposure otherwise. I have seen bloggers being a catalyst for brands sometimes, and giving them such exposure that it suddenly has a cult following--which is amazing considering just a few years ago something like that would be nearly impossible for a budding brand!

Q.  What's next for Beauty by Dolly?
A.  Beauty by Dolly is currently looking to expand to other areas of San Diego. We truly want to be more accessible to the amazing clients who drive from all over town to visit us, and the best way to do that is to be more places! We also have a few things in the works that we can't talk about just yet...but I promise you they are SO exciting and we can't wait for everyone to know about them! 

3650 5th Avenue, Ste. 101
San Diego, CA 92103

9550 Black Mountain Rd., Ste. D
San Diego, CA 92126

16 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Social Influencer Event at Marilyn Monroe Spas in the Manchester Grand Hyatt

Looking for a little mid-week pampering?  The Marilyn Monroe Spas is getting ready to celebrate its newest spa location at Manchester Grand Hyatt

Social influencers are invited to attend Marilyn Monroe Spas' exclusive event, featuring complimentary mini treatments, light bites and beauty samples. Space is limited, so put in your RSVP fast!

Who: Marilyn Monroe Spa at Manchester Grand Hyatt
What: Social Influencer Event
When: Wednesday, November 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101

Cyrillynn Chen
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers


15 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Designer Vault x Promises 2 Kids Trunk Show

Calling all vintage Chanel fans! Join Christina of Designer Vault on Thursday, November 20th as she unveils some of the most unexpected and rare vintage designer pieces in honor of Promises2Kids charity. Promises2Kids creates a brighter future for foster children in San Diego. Since 1981, Promises2Kids has lead the fight against child abuse, providing support, hope and opportunities for fostered youth. Shop a beautiful collection of Chanel, Hermes and more - all for a good cause! 10% of sales from the Vintage Chanel Trunk Show will benefit Promises2Kids. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to win a $1,000 Neiman Marcus shopping spree!
Ticket: $75

When: Thursday, November 20th

Hosted at the home of Jonathan & Wendy Segal
The Cresta
6005 Avenida Cresta, La Jolla 92037

Must RSVP at Promises2Kids.com
For more information contact Sandra Taylor at Sandra@promises2kids.org or 858-278-4400.


14 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Fashion Week San Diego Wearables Workshop

"Imagine a purse that charges your phone, or a watch that changes your life. These fashionable accessories will be trending in our society sooner than you probably even realize, and FWSD wants to give you the exclusive insider scoop!"

Wearables Workshop features speakers and panelists sharing the latest in fashion trends and fashion technology. Panelists include, San Diego Style Bloggers, Vanessa Balli and Maria Von Losch!

Who: Fashion Week San Diego

Horton Grand Theatre
444 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Sunday, November 16
5pm - 7pm

Please direct all RSVPs to alyssa@kollectivepr.com

Cyrillynn Chen
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers

13 November 2014

Upcoming Event: GRACEDbyGRIT x Core40 Trunk show

GRACEDbyGRIT has teamed up with CORE40 to bring you another trunk show, and SD Style Bloggers are invited! 

GRACEDbyGRIT is the women's fitness apparel that you've been missing. Designed with the perfect combination of form, function and fashion in mind, GRACEDbyGRIT is the only multi-functional gear that can take you from a CORE40 pilate's workout to a swim at Solana Beach. Attendees will enjoy a raffle, special deals, champagne and more! 

When: Saturday, November 15th

Time: 8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

437 South Highway 101 #201
Solana Beach, CA 92075

See you there, gritty gals!
Please direct all RSVPs to Monica Chang at monica@besocialpr.com.

Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers


12 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Get Photo Savvy at George's Camera Grand Opening

As bloggers, photos are so important to what we do and how we express ourselves, so it's always great to learn more about how to become a better photographer.

To celebrate the grand opening of George's Camera on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, The Tamron Tailgate Tour will be stopping by for a "Fun Educational Photo Experience", which includes FREE photography mini-sessions, answering all of your photography questions, test driving new products, and a luncheon on the first day of the stop.

Here is a schedule of events, which looks to be fun and informative.  Cheers!

Who: George’s Camera
What: Grand Opening at Clairemont Mesa location
Tamron Tailgate Tour
Tailgate lunch
Where: 7475 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
Friday, November 14, the Tamron Tailgate Tour will be stopping in San Diego to provide guests with fun photography training and a tailgate lunch. Participants can get answers from experts and try out the latest Tamron technology. Amateurs, hobbyists and professionals are welcome.

Saturday, November 15, camera manufacturers will have representatives on site. Free classes will be ongoing from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., as well as various photo booths for guests to get behind and in front of the camera.

Cyrillynn Chen
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers


06 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Stroll Grand Opening Thursday 11/6/2014

Stroll is officially opening! As you know, we recently posted that Katie McCarthy, owner of fashion boutique truck Stop Shop and Roll, has a sister store on 2034 India Street.  They are celebrating their grand opening with a party, so head on down on Thursday November 6, 2014 from 5pm-9pm for sips, snacks, a raffle prize and a 20% discount all night long!

Cheers and happy shopping!

Cyrillynn Chen
Event Contributor for SDStyleBloggers


02 November 2014

Upcoming Event: Heels2Heal Gala

On Saturday, November 8th, 2014, San Diego will have one of its most fashionable nights with a Gala for a great cause! "Heels2Heal" will bring a taste of Fashion Week to San Diego with a runway show by renowned New York City designer Nicole Miller who will be at the event showcasing her Spring 2015 collection.

The event will be held in a gorgeous private estate in La Jolla, accompanied by San Diego's finest food and music. There will be a silent auction and a highly anticipated live auction featuring exclusive international getaways and adventures!

The money raised at this year's event will help San Diego Youth Services provide direct financial and emotional assistance to improve the lives of homeless, runaway, abused and at risk children.

Purchase your tickets to the "Heel2Heel" event here

If you are unable to attend or are not in the San Diego area, a "would like to donate" option is available. Every dollar is greatly appreciated as it counts towards the future of our youth in need!!

Paulina Mo.
Founder & Co-Editor for SDStyleBloggers