Jennie’s Travel Style Diary: France
August 23, 2017

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Bonjour! Doug and I just returned from a soul-stirring ten day vacation in France. Our trip started with a two day stay in Paris where we resided in an old romantic flat in the heart of St.Germain. We then ventured […]

Featured on Martha Stewart Weddings
April 8, 2017

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Ehihu Island Wedding of Katie & Simon   Katie and Simon’s wedding took place on a beautiful private island off the coast of Stonington, Connecticut. With 130 guests on a warm, sunny day, this boho chic wedding was definitely a […]

Enchanted Bee & Thistle Inn Wedding
August 23, 2017

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Olivia + Joris July 1st, 2017 Enchanted Garden Wedding Our beautiful, doe eyed, bride Olivia was truly a treasure. She expressed a wish keep her natural beauty and glow and create a look that does not require much makeup at […]

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Top 7 Organic Hair Care Products
March 11, 2013

Our Lucky Number 7’s!
Eco-Chic Faves:
Top 7 Best Organic Hair Care Products

Rise and shine beauties! Today we have more eco-chicness headed your way, and were talking about taking care of that gorgeous head of hair with our lucky 7 products! With the winter weather making its last few weeks known, we are more than ready for a fresh new start, especially when it comes to ditching our damaged dreads. For many of us gals, a staple in starting the spring season, typically starts with a fresh new haircut. However, from pretty pixie cuts, to lovely layers and even bold bangs, we’ve learned that it takes more than a trim to maintain happy, healthy hair. While we shamefully realize that our beloved hot tools are a major cause of blame for our damaged hair, our typical shampoos and conditioners in fact contain chemicals, toxins and parabens that don’t repair the damage, but only add to it. Many of these products make promises they can’t keep and end do more harm than good, not only to our hair, but our earth as well! Like the rest of our body, our hair needs to be fed the right nutrients for it repair, refresh and replenish itself from daily damage, in order to stay strong and provide luscious locks. Here are a list of our lucky 7 natural and organic hair care products that use simply natural ingredients, leaving us with simply gorgeous hair! Have you tried any of these brands, any new suggestions? Let us know how you get your lovely locks!!!

John Masters

(www.reneeloux.com)


Rahua

(www.lovelula.com)


Tela Evolve

(www.teenvouge.com)


Ojon

(www.savingqueen.com)


Josie Marin

(www.outblush.com)


Aveda

(www.citylooksaveda.com)

 

 

Yarok

(www.weforia.com)

 

March Events at the Boutique
March 8, 2013

March Madness
Boutique Events for March
BECCA & Courtney Cucinotta
Happy Friday Everyone! Today we would like to share with you lovelies some inside into what events you can look forward to be seeing at the boutique for March! This month we are thrilled to be hosting two events that are little eco, a little chic and both completely fabulous! So be sure to check out the information below and read up on the exciting things we have planned and would love for you to come and join!!
Hope to see you there!!
xoxo
                                                                                                                                                       
“Flawless Face” Makeup Event~ Introducing BECCA Cosmetics
March 14th
4-8pm
Find the perfect foundation, concealer & powder shade with one of our beauty experts.
$35 redeemable in products.
Seats are limited.  You must reserve an appointment in advance.

(www.beccacosmetics.com)

“Herbs for your Mood” Health & Wellness Event ~ Meet Certified Clinical Herbalist: Courtney Cucinotta
March 28th
6-8pm
Courtney is the founder of Talking Stick Herbs and will join us for a discuss on healing anxiety, depression and stress with herbs.
$10 donation.
Seats are limited.  You must reserve a seat in advance.

(ruralintellegence.com)

Eco-chic Product Spotlight: Tata Harper Lip Treatments
March 6, 2013

Protecting the Pout
Product Spotlight:
Tata Harper Lip Treatments

While Miss Monroe sang nothing but the truth between girls and their diamonds, when it comes to beauty essentials, there’s no comparison between the love of beauties and their balms. Lip balms that is! Already making their way onto our blog countless times, lip balms are a serious subject for us beauties, as a perfect pair of plush lips are the canvas for pulling any look together. However, its an endless quest for us gals to find the right lip balm that will provide all the essentials for that perfect pout. So that is why we are beyond thrilled to share with you what we dare say is our saving grace of problematic lips… did we mention its oh so very “chic”?

Tata Harper’s anti-aging lip treatments have recently arrived in our boutique and ever since, its been love at first swipe! Just when you thought this skincare line couldn’t get any better with the incredible scents, results and natural philosophy behind their products, they go ahead and one up themselves! Tata and Co. have created a line of beautiful balms that not only luxuriously replenish, protect and hydrate lips, but they provide that surgically sought after plumpness…NATURALLY! Tata Harper you NEVER cease to amaze us! While other companies include various chemicals and toxins within their lip plumpers and even chapsticks, we are so devoted to Tata and obsessed with this balm through her use of eco-friendly ingredients and amazing results. As if there wasn’t already enough to obsess over, Tata established three of these lip treatments, each with their own identity. From True: a natural plump formal, Adored: a sweet rosy tint, and finally Fierce: a beautiful protector, you can choose the formula with the personality that best matches yours (or hoard all three like we do!). So be True, Adored, Fierce and most of all eco-chic beauties while you rock that plush pout!

Product Spotlight: Tata Harper Lip Treatment

              (blog.tataharperskincare.com)

Eco-Chic Month + Natural Nail Polish
March 4, 2013

Welcome to Eco-Chic Month: 

Mindful Manicures

Happy March Beauties! Okay, we know we’re a little late ringing in the new month, but trust us it’ll be worth it! We would like to welcome you to what we are calling our month of Eco-Chic-ness! All March long we will be getting ready for spring as we share our tips, tricks and faves towards putting our best face forwards and letting one’s natural beauty shine through. We’re going all-out in celebrating this lucky month by getting a wee bit festive and jumping into spring as we highlight our natural beauty and conserve that of our lovely mother earth!

So, we’ve decided what better way to shake off those monday blues and commence this green month then a nail polish with an eco-friendly finish? Us beauties know that the best way to start off the week is with a fresh new manicure! With just a fresh coat of your favorite polish, a girl can feel like she can take on the world! But we have to wonder, with nail polishes containing a slew of scientific words that sound anything but pretty, how harmful are these paints for not only us, but also the environment? But no need to fret beauties because natural nail polishes are on the rise and are a beautiful solution for your nails and the earth! Numerous polish brands have already begun ditching the harmful chemicals once contained in their nail varnishes and many more are establishing themselves on their use of solely natural and non-toxic ingredients. How incredible! Here are a list of our favorite brands that swear by natural, non-cruel and non-toxic ingredients that are all around eco-chic! Take a look at these awesome brands and our picks of their amazing colors that are perfect for spring! Tell us what you think of the natural nail polishes! Have you tried any, let us know!!!

Butter London
Kerfuffle
“Opaque Coral Creme”

(beautymatters.ie)

Julep
Renee
“A Spring Lilac Creme “

(dailysomething.com)

Scotch Naturals
Whisper
“Shimmering Pale Pink”

(nourishedlife.com.au)


Zoya
Blu
“Soft and Delicate Baby Blue”

(Angelicbb.blogspot.com)

 

Drugstore Find: Faux Lashes & Glue duo
March 1, 2013

Hello Everyone!

It’s Shelly here! I’m back today with another drugstore beauty find!  One of our favorite services offered at the boutique is the “false lash application”.  Such an easy and fun way to dress up any makeup look.  I have some good news!  You don’t have to wait for a special occasion, you can try applying falsies at home!  Of course, you’ll need a few items to get started.  That’s where our drugstore find comes into play.  My two favorite brands of false lashes is ANDREA or Ardell.  I pick them up right at my local CVS.  They cost about $5-10.  They are available in individual styles and full strips.  The individual clusters are available in different lengths as well, short and medium.  Tip:  the “demi-lash” or #53 styles are the most natural looking.  You’ll also need the glue to apply the lashes.  After trying countless formulas, I can confidently tell you that the DUO lash adhesive works the best.  A new tube runs about $7 and lasts for several applications. DUO glue comes in a white and black formula.  I prefer the darker glue but if you’re a beginner, you might want to try the white glue so you can see where you’re putting it.  Don’t worry, they both dry clear!  It takes a little bit of practice but I promise you’ll get the swing of it in no time!  Now, go have some fun and show off those flirty lashes, beauties!

Xo,
Shelly

Faux Lashes Before and After

(www.glamoholic.ca)

 

DUO False Lash Adhesive

(iheartbeautyproducts.com)

 

ANDREA Drugstore Lashes

(beautifulmakeupsearch.com)

Drugstore Find: Faux Lashes & Glue duo
March 1, 2013

Hello Everyone!

It’s Shelly here! I’m back today with another drugstore beauty find!  One of our favorite services offered at the boutique is the “false lash application”.  Such an easy and fun way to dress up any makeup look.  I have some good news!  You don’t have to wait for a special occasion, you can try applying falsies at home!  Of course, you’ll need a few items to get started.  That’s where our drugstore find comes into play.  My two favorite brands of false lashes is ANDREA or Ardell.  I pick them up right at my local CVS.  They cost about $5-10.  They are available in individual styles and full strips.  The individual clusters are available in different lengths as well, short and medium.  Tip:  the “demi-lash” or #53 styles are the most natural looking.  You’ll also need the glue to apply the lashes.  After trying countless formulas, I can confidently tell you that the DUO lash adhesive works the best.  A new tube runs about $7 and lasts for several applications. DUO glue comes in a white and black formula.  I prefer the darker glue but if you’re a beginner, you might want to try the white glue so you can see where you’re putting it.  Don’t worry, they both dry clear!  It takes a little bit of practice but I promise you’ll get the swing of it in no time!  Now, go have some fun and show off those flirty lashes, beauties!

Xo,
Shelly

Faux Lashes Before and After

(www.glamoholic.ca)

 

DUO False Lash Adhesive

(iheartbeautyproducts.com)

 

ANDREA Drugstore Lashes

(beautifulmakeupsearch.com)

Real Wedding Feature: Saltwater Farm Vineyard Wedding by Anna Sawin
February 27, 2013

I know, its raining its pouring. This is a great day to cheer up with this beautiful Saltwater Farm Vineyard wedding full of purples, pinks and gentle green hues. My bride Josie was radiating and picked a perfect chic side chignon with a natural subtle makeup look. It was that kind of July day where there was just a gentle breeze to break up the heat and it just does not get better than that for a vineyard wedding. A great reminder that wedding season is about to begin in full swing and spring flowers are sure to bloom soon along with some more frequent sunny days. Thank you to photographer Anna Sawin for the gorgeous images! Xo, Jennie.

Saltwater Farm Vineyard Wedding by Anna Sawin

Oscars 2013: The 85th Academy Awards Glamour, Gowns & Gold
February 25, 2013

Hello Beauties! Well, Hollywood’s most anticipated night has finally arrived, and it did not disappoint! While the winners have already been announced, the fashion from last night’s red carpet still has us obsessing! It wasn’t easy narrowing down our favorites as the stars pulled out all the stops for last night’s epic red carpet. Overall, metallics were definitely on trend, while beading and tulle took center stage and makeup stayed effortless and minimal. However, Old Hollywood glamour reigned supreme with its timeless glamour found all over the carpet.

My #1 pick on the Red Carpet last night was without a doubt Jessica Chastain who exuded Old Hollywood perfection from head to toe. Jessica stunned in a flesh toned Armani Prive Couture gown that was perfection against her fair complexion. Flawless skin, flowing waves, classic makeup and a bright lip were the finishing details that came together and created Jessica’s show stopping look.

(Jessica Chastain, Glamour.com)

My top 5 picks for best dressed are:

1.) Charlize Theron
Everything about Charlize’s look was red carpet elegance! From her crisp white Dior Haute Couture gown, youthful pixie cut and fresh face, Charlize was the definition of elegance! (Not to mention how incredibly beautiful she was dancing with Channing Tatum during the opening!!)
(Charliez Theron, Glamor.com)

2.) Kerry Washington
The Django Unchained star brought a beautiful splash of coral to the red carpet last night! With minimal accessories, a soft complementary lip and her hair pushed back, Kerry was not to be missed as she showed off her embellished and colorful Miu Miu gown!
(Kerry Washington, Glamour.com)

3.) Stacy Keibler
While we already envy Ms. Keibler for her handsome man, we can now envy her for gorgeous Oscar gown! Stacy rocked a silver sequined Naeem Khan gown that looked absolutely beautiful draped over her to-die-for figure. Between the gown’s cool sequined pattern and classic halter cut, Stacy was beautiful combination of elegance and edge.
(Stacy Keibler, Glamour.com)

4.) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson looked absolutely amazing as she walked the carpet in a Roberto Cavalli creation! JHud was completely on trend last night from her dark blue metallic gown, gorgeous statement earrings and beautiful bangs! This Dreamgirl was a REAL beauty!
                                                                                                                  (Jennifer Hudson, fabsugar.com.au)

5.) Jennifer Garner
We adore the absolutely adorable Jennifer Garner! Mrs. Affleck donned a gorgeous dark magenta Gucci gown last night that was flowing with grace (literally!) From the front, Jennifer’s ensemble looked simple and sophisticated with a statement necklace and chic chignon. However, as Jennifer turned around, the back of the gown flowed down into a train of soft and romantic ruffles, floating with her as she graced the carpet.
(Jennifer Garner, fabsugar.com.au)

While there were numerous trends to be found for fashion, this year’s beauty looks maintained chic & minimal with a common homage to Old Hollywood that was sweeping the carpet!

Best hair, makeup & nails definitely have to go to the fabulous Adele. On the carpet Adele’s hair was so polished and glamorous while her makeup was simple with a muted lip and her signature statement lashes! During her performance Adele switched up her look with a fab red lip! And whilst belting out her Academy Award winning song, we were able to catch a glimpse of her killer nails! Those stiletto nails were very high fashion with a sophisticated twist!

(Adele, www.examiner.co.uk)

2. Reese Witherspoon, talk about Va Va Voom!! While the new mom walked down the carpet in a gorgeous blue and black Louis Vuitton gown, all eyes were on her luscious locks. Reese’s hair was the epitome of Old Hollywood glamour last night as her side swept waves were reminiscent of the iconic Veronica Lake style!
(Anne Hathaway, eonline.com)

3. Many congrats go to Anne Hathaway! Not only did she win best supporting actress, but she hands down won our award for best natural makeup. Anne fit the role of a movie star impeccably last night as she glowed with the use of a soft color palette. With a blush-pink lip and soft swept hair, Anne looked truly regal and effervescent!
(Anne Hathaway, eonline.com)

Oscars 2013: The 85th Academy Awards Glamour, Gowns & Gold
February 25, 2013

Hello Beauties! Well, Hollywood’s most anticipated night has finally arrived, and it did not disappoint! While the winners have already been announced, the fashion from last night’s red carpet still has us obsessing! It wasn’t easy narrowing down our favorites as the stars pulled out all the stops for last night’s epic red carpet. Overall, metallics were definitely on trend, while beading and tulle took center stage and makeup stayed effortless and minimal. However, Old Hollywood glamour reigned supreme with its timeless glamour found all over the carpet.

My #1 pick on the Red Carpet last night was without a doubt Jessica Chastain who exuded Old Hollywood perfection from head to toe. Jessica stunned in a flesh toned Armani Prive Couture gown that was perfection against her fair complexion. Flawless skin, flowing waves, classic makeup and a bright lip were the finishing details that came together and created Jessica’s show stopping look.

(Jessica Chastain, Glamour.com)

My top 5 picks for best dressed are:

1.) Charlize Theron
Everything about Charlize’s look was red carpet elegance! From her crisp white Dior Haute Couture gown, youthful pixie cut and fresh face, Charlize was the definition of elegance! (Not to mention how incredibly beautiful she was dancing with Channing Tatum during the opening!!)
(Charliez Theron, Glamor.com)

2.) Kerry Washington
The Django Unchained star brought a beautiful splash of coral to the red carpet last night! With minimal accessories, a soft complementary lip and her hair pushed back, Kerry was not to be missed as she showed off her embellished and colorful Miu Miu gown!
(Kerry Washington, Glamour.com)

3.) Stacy Keibler
While we already envy Ms. Keibler for her handsome man, we can now envy her for gorgeous Oscar gown! Stacy rocked a silver sequined Naeem Khan gown that looked absolutely beautiful draped over her to-die-for figure. Between the gown’s cool sequined pattern and classic halter cut, Stacy was beautiful combination of elegance and edge.
(Stacy Keibler, Glamour.com)

4.) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson looked absolutely amazing as she walked the carpet in a Roberto Cavalli creation! JHud was completely on trend last night from her dark blue metallic gown, gorgeous statement earrings and beautiful bangs! This Dreamgirl was a REAL beauty!
                                                                                                                  (Jennifer Hudson, fabsugar.com.au)

5.) Jennifer Garner
We adore the absolutely adorable Jennifer Garner! Mrs. Affleck donned a gorgeous dark magenta Gucci gown last night that was flowing with grace (literally!) From the front, Jennifer’s ensemble looked simple and sophisticated with a statement necklace and chic chignon. However, as Jennifer turned around, the back of the gown flowed down into a train of soft and romantic ruffles, floating with her as she graced the carpet.
(Jennifer Garner, fabsugar.com.au)

While there were numerous trends to be found for fashion, this year’s beauty looks maintained chic & minimal with a common homage to Old Hollywood that was sweeping the carpet!

Best hair, makeup & nails definitely have to go to the fabulous Adele. On the carpet Adele’s hair was so polished and glamorous while her makeup was simple with a muted lip and her signature statement lashes! During her performance Adele switched up her look with a fab red lip! And whilst belting out her Academy Award winning song, we were able to catch a glimpse of her killer nails! Those stiletto nails were very high fashion with a sophisticated twist!

(Adele, www.examiner.co.uk)

2. Reese Witherspoon, talk about Va Va Voom!! While the new mom walked down the carpet in a gorgeous blue and black Louis Vuitton gown, all eyes were on her luscious locks. Reese’s hair was the epitome of Old Hollywood glamour last night as her side swept waves were reminiscent of the iconic Veronica Lake style!
(Anne Hathaway, eonline.com)

3. Many congrats go to Anne Hathaway! Not only did she win best supporting actress, but she hands down won our award for best natural makeup. Anne fit the role of a movie star impeccably last night as she glowed with the use of a soft color palette. With a blush-pink lip and soft swept hair, Anne looked truly regal and effervescent!
(Anne Hathaway, eonline.com)