Feb 18, 2015

Love Lite


 Part of being fashionable means maintaining a warm and inviting home. One that smells yummy,provides a relaxing environment and a haven away from the busy life we lead.

I like to rely on candles and fragrance oils as  well as flowers and plants to do that.
One of my favorite places to shop is Yankee Candles at the Bellevue Square Mall. 

 Recently, I went in to purchase a chocolate candle for Valentine's Day and when I was at the checkout, the sales associate told me about a raffle that they were having. I didn't think much about it, and said "sure,why not"and honestly, who couldn't use a few more lovely candles and reed defusers in their home? I walked out never giving it a second thought. 

 A few days later,I received a callback from a very sweet lady that told me I had won the raffle!!

My "prize" were two large jar candles one in Picnic In The Park, and Blue Summer Sky as well as Summer Wishes fragrance oil/reed defuser. These make my little studio smell like a fresh spring day! 

Thank you so much for the wonderful gift. I love how it makes my tiny place so welcoming at the end of my day.

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011. 


Feb 5, 2015

Love,Fashion,And DVF


It isn't everyday that a girl gets to meet reality tv royalty,let alone a global brand ambassador,but today I was blessed with the opportunity to do both!

The House of DVF reality star,Brittany Hampton, made an appearance today at the DVF shop in Bellevue Square. I can certainly see why DVF herself chose this sweet,outgoing,well-spoken lady to represent her brand.

I teased her a bit about bringing the rain,and spoke with her about her experience on the show.Brittany herself is a designer, and is hoping to launch a line of her own,and was grateful to have had Diane as a powerful mentor,stating that she was such a "powerful voice" and role model for young women these days. I couldn't have agreed more! She is looking forward to having a hand in the selection of the next brand ambassador, which will happen during Season 2 of House of DVF,which is casting now!

 I got a personalized styling session with Brittany,who encouraged me to embrace my fair skin and red hair and to not be afraid to  wear bold colors to show off my eyes.So often we hide behind black and gray.
Brittany chose a wrap dress that would enhance my porcelain skin in shades of pink and purple,and I also fell in love with a laser cut emerald green dress,which was very hard not to walk out of the shop with! ( at:http://www.dvf.com/new-julian-two-mini-silk-jersey-wrap-dress/D779102N14_RUNWAY.html?dwvar_D779102N14__RUNWAY_size=0&dwvar_D779102N14__RUNWAY_color=CFLRD#prefn1=color&prefv1=Purple|Multi+&+Printed=&cgid=printed)  and http://www.dvf.com/zarita-lace-dress/D237301F15_CORE%2B.html?dwvar_D237301F15__CORE%2B_size=0&dwvar_D237301F15__CORE%2B_color=SPGRE#prefn1=color&prefv1=Green&cgid=cocktail

It might take a little doing,but those two dresses will be in my closet at some time in the future.

I am looking forward to seeing the new spring collection as it arrives at DVF in Bellevue.

 Thanks for hosting a wonderful event.
Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl




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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011. 

Jan 31, 2015

LUSH Godiva Shampoo Bar

I admit it, I am a Lushie! Well, not actually, but I am a huge fan of LUSH and visit my local one at Bellevue Square Mall on a frequent basis.



This was my very first time using a shampoo bar,and I loved it.My hair was soft,shiny and full of body,not to mention it smelled so yummy!! For someone with fine hair,having volume that lasts all day and even into the next day is huge. 

I believe this is the "caviar" of shampoos,and the scent of jasmine filled my bathroom and made it smell like a tropical oasis. I was so impressed,I left a review on their page,which I don't do very often.

I simply wet my hair and used the bar just like soap in my hands. The lather was wonderful and my hair rinsed clean with no problems.I'm a believer! This is a two in one bar,so no need to use a conditioner, there is nothing to weigh your hair down.



 I love LUSH and this will be another great addition that I will buy again and again.



 Even my cat is a fan of LUSH!

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011. 

Jan 22, 2015

Seattle Shows It's Best (Seattle Fashion Week March 4th-March 8th)‏


Darlings, it's been 4 long years since Seattle raised its fashionable voice.
While Bellevue Fashion Week happens every year,our neighbors from across the bridge have had to wait for their own stylish soiree.

Seattle Fashion Week has finally arrived in the books,and this one is not to be missed!

 The five day event will feature a student designer show and competition on March 4th, a ready to wear show on March 5th and 6th (a special 2 day event),a custom designers finale on March 7th,and a special trunk show and shopping event on March 8th.

Tickets can be purchased for this show as a 4 day package or individually per day.
The shopping event and trunk show on March 8th will be included if you purchased any of the event tickets during the week.

Seattle Fashion Week will feature Project Runway All Stars Michelle Lesniak, and designs from BBD Fitness,11 Degrees South, and our very own Rebekah Adams; with more designers being added as the event nears. (Follow on twitter @rebe_adams,@11DSouth,@BBDRS,and @michelleiswell)

Come join us at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall and get ready to watch Seattle shine!



For ticket information go to www.seattlefashionweek.net and "Like" Seattle Fashion Week on Facebook to keep up with everything that will be going down on the catwalk.

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011. 

Jan 19, 2015

Fifty Shades Fever

The Fifty Shades of Grey movie is soon to be released, and already books,merchandise and beauty collections are being launched.

I recently picked up this mini nail shades kit at my local Ulta,and found the shades quite intriguing. (a little like the movie) I am not a big fan of gray,but these shades won me over little by little,and the mini set was an excellent way of trying out each shade available without having to pay the per bottle price.
OPI has always been one of my favorite brands because they go on smooth,dry fast,and resist chips and smears.

The set features 6 shades from the collection: My Silk Tie,Dark Side Of The Mood,Romantically Involved,Embrace The Gray,Shine For Me,and Cement The Deal.

My Silk Tie
Dark Side Of The Mood
These are perfect for adding a little nail art,stickers or for layering. I will be trying out My Silk Tie,with a bit of Shine For Me on the edges,and will update this post later.

Romantically Involved
Embrace The Gray
Shine For Me
The movie,Fifty Shades Of Grey hits theaters on Valentine's Day,and yes, I will be there to see it.

Cement The Deal
Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

Dec 7, 2014

Holiday Cheer


Sometimes being a fan of Facebook pages can pay off in a very chic way.
Each year the merchants of The Bellevue Collection offer up little treats for their shoppers.






This year, I scored a lovely studded wristlet from Bebe and a glamorous pair of fresh water pearl earrings (in sterling silver) from Ben Bridge Jewelers.


Want to snag some special swag for the holidays? Check out BellesVue and The Bellevue Collection on Facebook (and "Like") for a few gifts from Santa to you!

Hurry,offers are limited and you must be a fan of the page and show the confirmation email to the participating merchants to be eligible.





Thank you for the added joy!

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.

** Disclaimer- I was not paid in anyway for this post. Opinions presented are my own,and this is not intended to advertise products**

Nov 24, 2014

The Key To Better skin

As a former BeautyStat Makeup Editor, I was recently given the chance to try out a wonderful new cleanser from Key West Aloe.





 Founded in 1971, Key West Aloe was the first company to use aloe vera as the base of all their products.

Now, I was a bit skeptical,as I have very sensitive skin,and knew I was taking a  risk in winding up with rashes,breakouts or worse,but this super gentle cleanser made with 30% pure aloe seemed to treat my skin just right. This plush,foaming gel pampered my skin with a light botanical scent,and left it feeling fresh and soft.


Vitamins A,C,E,and B along with amino acids and essential oils help re-balance moisture,while lemon peel oil works as a toner,and basil oil helps to make skin appear brighter,and who doesn't want an "inner glow"?

At my age, my skin type is normal (neither too dry or oily) but this would be perfect for those who have normal to oily skin as the lather goes deep to sweep away impurities.

In celebration of Key West Aloe’s new Gentle Aloe Facial Cleanser, BeautyStat.com will be offering a 20% discount now until Monday, December 1st, 2014 when readers visit the Key West Aloe site to purchase using the promo code "BeautyStat." Visit here> http://www.keywestaloe.com.  (the regular price is $16.50 for a 6 oz bottle)

This sample was provided to me by the folks at BeautyStat. Check them out for all things gorgeous at http://www.beautystat.com/

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.