CHIC CHRISTMAS INSPIRATION

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We’re thrilled to share with you what’s giving us the most CHICspiration during this Holiday Season.

BEAUTY & FASHION INSPIRATION

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FOOD & DECOR INSPIRATION

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Holiday Champagne Cocktail

2 parts Champagne

A splash of cranberry juice

raspberries + mint leaves for garnish

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 12/25 – MERRY XMAS FROM CHICSTUDIOS

1/1 – CHIC STAFF NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

FALL INTO WINTER LOOK-BOOK

MAKEUP

Focus on your eyes with a jewel toned pop of color. Recreate the look with Stila Magnificent Foils in Jade.

Dior AW 2014

Recreate Dior AW 2014 Stila

Add that extra bit of glamor with some false lashes, such as Lashes In A Box in style #7.

Top Shop AW 2014

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If you want to play up your lips, then go for a bronzy shade. We love Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Beige.

Rodarte AW 2014

Laura Mercier Lip Glace

HAIR

We are fully embracing these effortless and casual hairstyles. For a loose top knot, we recommend using Evo Builder’s Paradise.

Missoni AW 2014 Evo Builders Paradise

For a down and tousled look try using a bit of Bumble and Bumble Texture Creme.Chloe AW 2014 BB Texture

FASHION

To make the transition from Fall to Winter, keep lines and colors simple and classic.
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 For a  bit of extra edge, add a few retro inspired pieces into your wardrobe

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Top off your look with a killer pair of statement boots.

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11/27 – HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE MALE & FEMALE

12/4 – HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE KIDS & PETS

12/11 – OUR MOST CHIC STOCKING STUFFERS

ALL ABOUT LASHES

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Is there anything more enviable than long, luscious lashes? Voluminous lashes are flirty, fun and completely feminine! Here are a few tips, tricks and products that we love to help pump up our lashes:

MASCARAS

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We never leave the house with a couple coats of any of these amazing mascaras!

LE VOLUME DE CHANEL

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BENEFIT “THEY’RE REAL” MASCARA

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TOO FACED “BETTER THAN SEX” MASCARA

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EYE LINERS 

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Basic black eye liner helps define your eyes and create the illusion of volume at the base of your lashes. We love using liquid eyeliner to add a hint of drama!

MAC PENULTIMATE EYELINER

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…or below your lashes!

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STILA SMUDGE PROOF, WATERPROOF EYE LINER

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LASH SERUM

Stroger lashes = fuller and longer lashes! We recommend the addition of a lash serum into your beauty routine to help condition them and promote growth!

GRANDELASH MD

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9/11: NEW YORK FASHION WEEK RECAP: DESIGNERS & MAKEUP ARTISTS

9/18: NYFW TRENDS OFF THE RUNWAY

9/25: FALL MANI’S WE LOVE

WHAT’S IN OUR PURSE?

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What’s in our purse? You asked. We answered! Here are 10 essentials that you will always be able to find in our purse!
310. A great lip moisturizer: These all natural lip treatments by Sugar prevent dryness and add a bit of tint!

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9. After coffee mints: Because fresh breath is a must! 
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8. A great pair of sunglasses: The Michael Kors Julia Aviator is one of our current favorites!

15631-e13040159309967. Blotting linens: For an amazing variety, we recommend trying Boschia! Not only is the packaging super cute, but they have the right fit for all skin types
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6. Signature scent: These roll-on perfumes by Pacifica are the perfect size for purse travel!
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5. Moisturizing hand cream: These creamy moisturizers from L’Occitane will keep your fingertips perfectly nourished. 

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4. The perfect lipstick: You will never find us without Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in our favorite shade. 
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3. Tweezers: We always keep a pair of Tweezerman tweezers, just in-case our brows need a touch up!

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2. Concealer: A great concealer, such as Stila Stay All Day Concealer, is key to staying flawless all day long!

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1. A compact mirror: These adorable Kate Spade compact mirrors are a must-have for the girl on the go. 

Up Next…

7/24: CELEBRITY ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: BEAU NELSON

7/31: CHIC ICON: JANE BIRKIN

 

FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

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Bond no. 9 in WALL STREET

Bond No. 9 Cologne in “Wall Street

Hugo Boss - Macro Leather Weekender Bag, Black

Hugo Boss Macro Leather Weekender Bag

Matching Vilebrequin Shorts

Vilebrequin Matching Daddy-Son Swim Shorts

Shaver with Vacuum

Norelco Shaver with Vacuum

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Thomas Pink Onyx Button Cufflinks

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6/19: POPS OF COLOR: YELLOW

6/26: POPS OF COLOR: PURPLE

SUMMER MANICURES, CHIC MANI’S WE LOVE

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We love this creamy red Watermelon Polish by Essie.

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Go extra bold with Chanel’s Le Vernis Polish in Mimosa.

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Hot pink polish is flirty and fun! We are loving Chanel Le Vernis Polish in Rose Exuberante!

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How adorable are these neon polka-dots? Recreate this look with Revlon Nail Art Neon Pens.

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Try a gold reverse french manicure combined with a pale pink base for a super glam look. We recommend ELF Essential Nail polish in Gold Goddess and Prissy Chrissy.

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A silver accent nail adds extra shimmer! Try this look with Sally Hansen Gem Crush Nail Color in Showgirl Chic.

Stripes and Solids

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An artistic way to express yourself. Try it yourself with silver striping tape and two colors of choice from China Glaze’s City Flourish collection.

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Make an even brighter statement with neon stripes. We are loving American Apparel’s Yellow Neon Nail Polish for this look.

Trendy Nudes

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For an ultra-sophisticated and natural look, it is hard to beat a nude nail. We love OPI Soft Shades Nail Polish in Bubble Bath.

Up Next…

6/12: FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

6/19: POPS OF COLOR: YELLOWS

SUMMER 2014 BEAUTY TRENDS

EYES

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Colored eyeliner adds a beautiful summer-touch to any look! We recommend Lime Crime Eyeliner in Lazuli or the Urban Decay Electric Palette

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White eyeliner is the perfect way to freshen up your makeup! We love the Makeup For Ever  Aqua Eyes in White and Dior Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in White.

LIPS

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Nothing says summer quite as well as a bold orange lip! Our current obsessions are MAC Lipstick in Tangerine Dream and NARS Lip Gloss in Wonder.

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If your style is more classic, then a pink or coral lip is perfect for you! For a brighter pink try Stila After Glow Lip Color in Party Pink or for a more coral hued shade go for Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in Satin Coral.

SKIN

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For the perfect dewy glow try adding a bit of NARS Illuminator (in your shade of choice) to foundation or tinted moisturizer.  

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Achieve perfectly bronzed skin without the sun-damage by using St. Tropez Bronzing lotion. Accentuate your new tan with Eve Pearl’s Bronzer Highlighter Trio.

NAILS

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Orange Nails are another great way to add a pop of color to your look! Essie Nail Color in Orange, It’s Obvious is the perfect shade.

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Another way to celebrate the season is with primary colored polish, such as Ciate Paint Pot in Big Yellow Taxi.

Up Next…

6/5: SUMMER MANICURES, CHIC MANI’S WE LOVE

6/12: FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

 

MEMORIAL WEEKEND-ER BAG: EAST COAST / WEST COAST

Whether your going on a private yacht or bumming on the beach, here are some cues to take while  packing your Memorial Weekend-er bag!

EAST COAST: NAUTICAL VACATION

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Le Blanca ‘Let’s Bond’ Bandeau One-Peice Swimsuit

East Cost Swimsuit Kate Spade 2 Park Avenue Bag

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Daily Look Soludos Sandal Espadrille

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Tom Ford Carli Oversized Butterfly Sunglasses

EAST COAST SUNGLASSES

Daily Look Duchess of Cambridge Necklace

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NARS PURE RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZER

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Laura Mercier Lip Crayon in Mayan Sun

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WEST COAST: BEACH TIME GETAWAY

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Victorias Secret Mix Bikini Mixer

WEST COAST SUIT

Banana Republic Kennedy Canvas Tote

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Dolce Vita Fabia Sandal

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TOMS Kilgore Silver Pop Blue

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Daily Look Delicate Gold Bar Handlet

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Benefit Hoola Bronzer

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Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Golden Pink

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Up Next…

5/29: SUMMER 2014 BEAUTY TRENDS

6/5: Summer Manicures ‘CHIC Manis We Love’

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

 Voluspa ‘Maison Noir – Crisp Champagne’ Two-Wick Candle

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These luxurious candles are handmade and scented with a touch of vanilla and oak to give the sparkling feeling of champagne.

Kate Spade “Mom Said So” Idiom Pendant

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Remind mom how important her words of advice are to you with this beautiful 12 karat gold necklace.

Beautyblender Best Friends Set

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Share your favorite beauty secret with mom by giving this adorable detachable heart case!

OCC Lip Tar Trio

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Available in four different combinations that will give mom the look she desires.

Mother’s Little Helpers Made By MOUTH

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If you’re searching for a new type of gift to send to mom, make sure to check out NYC based MOUTH for fun tasting baskets!

#myCHICmom Mothers Day Giveaway

Don’t forget to also enter our #myCHICmom giveaway on our CHICSTUDIOS Instagram for a chance to win two great Kate Spade pieces of jewelery!

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Next up…

5/15: OUR FAVORITES: SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

5/22: MEMORIAL WEEKEND-ER BAG: EAST COAST/WEST COAST

PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH/OUR FAVORITES: LIPSTICK, LIPLINER AND LIPGLOSS

Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Cream Lip Colour

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  We love how the brand reflected on the legacy of Coco Chanel in naming this product! The full coverage colors are available in a variety of matte, pearl and shimmer finishes.

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo

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This celebrity favorite is one red lipstick you cannot live without! The matte color works on every skin tone and will give you a boost of confidence all day long.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick 

NARS MAtte Lipstick

These lipsticks contain a high level of pigment, perfect for adding a bold pop of color to any look! We are currently in love with their bright pink shade, Carthage, shown above.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip Waterproof Liner Pencil

MUFE

The formula, made with vitamin E and jojoba wax is incredibly hydrating and easy to apply. It will also stay smudge free all day!

Bobbi Brown Art Stick

As Bobbi Brown says, “The secret to making your lipstick last is lip liner,” and she delivers a wonderful multi-tasking lipstick/liner with her new Art Sticks.

OCC Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tar is a must have for any make up artist! The formula is intensely pigmented, which means only a small amount is needed to apply. They are also available in every color imaginable, making them perfect for layering!

MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil 

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MAC combines all the best qualities of lipstick, lip liner and lipgloss in their new collection!

Stila Lip Glaze 

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It’s hard to beat the ease of application that comes with the Stila Lip Glaze pen. They come with the perfect hint of color and a non-sticky shine.

MAC Clear Lip Glass 

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Another essential for any makeup artist is MAC’s Clear Lipglass. This product can be layered over any lipstick to add that perfect shine.

Next up…

 5/1: CINCO DE MAYO & SPRING EVENTS

 5/22: MEMORIAL WEEKEND-ER BAG: EAST COAST / WEST COAST