Last week, I made an appointment with David’s Bridal to try and find an affordable cocktail dress for an upcoming wedding.
I don’t know if you’re aware, but David’s Bridal sells a LOT more than just bridal gowns. If you visit their website, you’ll see there are prom dresses, cocktail dresses and even evening gowns that are reasonably priced!
On the day of my appointment, I arrived at David’s Bridal and was immediately greeted by 3 of their friendly staff, cheerfully asking if I had an appointment. I said I did, gave them my name and was quickly introduced to Delaney, my personal stylist. Delaney was kind, knowledgeable and asked me what I was considering. I explained that I will be attending a wedding in mid-February and am looking for a great (yet affordable) classic dress. Delaney listened carefully, then took me around the (well stocked) store.
As we passed the color coordinated racks in the dress department, when I would stop to admire a dress, Delaney would add it to my “try on” selection. Once we had gathered more than a few gowns, Delaney took my measurements to make sure she had my perfect size.
She took the dresses into the back and came out with my correct size. I began trying on some really beautiful dresses and gowns, that fit me perfectly!
Honestly, my first try on was this GORGEOUS red cocktail dress!! Since the wedding is formal and has a Valentine’s Day theme, I knew I had found the perfect dress! I love that it has pockets (brilliant!) which will hold my cell phone, lip gloss and leave my hands free during the reception.
I also found a darling cream lace dress that is perfect for a luncheon I have coming up….it’s simply beautiful.
David’s Bridal is not just for a wedding dresses and everyone needs to know that!
They have an amazing shoe collection, lingerie, jewelry and gifts for the bridal party. I can now say that David’s Bridal will be one of my “go to” stores when I have an event- especially if I want to keep my purchases affordable, while creating an expensive finished look.
Thank you David’s Bridal for partnering with me on this post, I can’t wait to wear my new red cocktail gown next month!
Hi Everyone and Happy New Year!
During the holidays, Neiman Marcus Scottsdale surprised me (in a big way) and sent me the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer! In case you haven’t heard about this amazing hair dryer, read on.
Honestly, I had been very curious how a hair dryer can really be all that different from other good hair dryers. However, the reviews are glowing and my interest had been growing. This hair dryer is “Supersonic”, uses intelligent heat control for shine, has a powerful, digital motor and is called a “hair dryer re-thought”. Now these are terms that I don’t usually associate with a hair dryer, do you? But wait, there’s more! The thermistor guards against extreme heat damage, which protects natural shine. It’s fast drying and engineered for balance. Since my hair is a huge part of The Bubbly BLONDE, I need to protect my fragile blonde tresses as many ways as I can.
So truthfully, I simply couldn’t wait to unpack it, wash my hair and give it a go. The hair dryer has a sleek design and mine has a fuchsia annular element construction (which I really don’t understand) but it’s pretty and it’s a cool shade of pink! 😉
As soon as I plugged it in, I was blown away (haha, get it?) by its ultra-fast drying power. It doesn’t sound at all like hair dryers I’ve used in the past. As I began to figure it out, right away, I found I really liked the different settings/speed controls (3 precise speed settings, fast drying, regular drying, and styling) that were easy to understand. It dried my hair gently (yet quickly) has a smooth, wide air flow, which made it very easy to dry and style at the same time.
When I had completed drying and styling my hair, I looked at it closely in the mirror and was stunned at how silky and SHINY my hair was. Suddenly, I completely understood why the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer was Allure and Glamour 2017 Award Winner! (So, there is a difference in Hair Dryers! : ))
It also comes with Dyson diffuser, which is engineered to disperse air evenly around each of your ringlets. It simulates natural drying to help reduce frizz and improve definition and has magnetic attachments. This hair dryer is my new best friend. Only the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer comes with magnetic attachments so you can adjust quickly, easily and it’s acoustically tuned. (Again, does this sound like your mother’s hair dryer?)
The powerful motor is tuned to produce one inaudible frequency and it’s enveloped by a vibration reduction system. It has high-velocity, focused air flow that lets you style one section at a time without worrying about disturbing the rest. Oh and did I tell you, it’s lightweight too?? Absolutely perfect for my upcoming Bubbly Blonde Travels…
In case you haven’t figured out my opinion yet, here goes: It’s a SENSATIONAL hair dryer that is VERY well worth the price ($399). I’m absolutely thrilled that Neiman Marcus Scottsdale sent me the Dyson Hairdryer (THANK YOU Neiman Marcus Scottsdale!) and I continue to be very, very pleased with my hair!
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Hi Everyone! I am on the local Arizona News Channel 3 this morning on the show Your Life Arizona at 10am MST. I will be talking about some great beauty finds that make wonderful gifts.
If you cannot tune in, below are the items I will be showcasing with descriptions.
The House of Creed presents a trio of luxurious scents for her in a limited-edition Radiant Travel Atomizer Coffret. Ideal for holiday gifting, this exclusive set features 10 ml glass vials of Creed’s newest women’s scent, Floralie, along with Love In White and Acqua Fiorentina. The set also includes an exclusive Silver Leather Pocket Atomizer adorned with abstract artist Taelor Fisher’s Floralie-inspired pattern. The collection is presented in a luxurious Creed box with a custom Floralie designa statement of the quality and personal touch at The House of Creed.
In 2000, Frédéric Malle introduced Editions de Parfums, a completely novel proposition: exclusive, creative fragrances composed by the world’s greatest perfumers and sold under their name. Frédéric Malle, who has worked in the perfume industry for over thirty years and comes from a very distinguished line of fragrance experts, acts as book publisher would, enhancing each perfumer’s style. Free from all constraints, these artists’ compositions are not compelled by any delay, financial or creative pressure. Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle embodies traditional French perfumery at its best.
Luxuriously infused with the iconic scent of Trish’s Sexy 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk and enriched with nourishing vitamin E and shea butter, this richly foaming Body Sponge will cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize and soften your skin.
Dyson Supersonicthe most awarded hair dryer of 2017*
2017 Allure & Glamour Award Winner
The Hair Dryer Re-Thought: Helps prevent extreme heat damage to protect natural shine. Air temperature is measured 20 times every second, keeping the temperature under control. Ultra fast drying. Drying shouldn’t take forever. For fast drying you need controlled, high velocity airflow. Magnetic attachments. Only the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer comes with magnetic attachmentsso you adjust quickly and easily. Dyson smoothing nozzle. Dries hair gently using smooth, wide air, allowing you to dry and style at the same time. Dyson styling concentrator. High-velocity, focused air that lets you style one section at a timewithout worrying about disturbing the rest. Dyson diffuser. Engineered to disperse air evenly around each of your ringlets. Simulates natural drying to help reduce frizz and improve definition. Cool to touch. With Heat Shield technology, the surfaces of the attachments stay cool. Lightweight and balanced. We’ve turned convention on its head and put the motor in the handle. Completely rebalancing the dryer’s weight and shape. Acoustically tuned. The powerful motor is tuned to produce one inaudible frequency, and it’s enveloped by a vibration reduction system. 3 precise speed settings. Fast drying, regular drying, and styling.
*based on industry-recognized awards.
The Complete Kit is a lavish assortment of hand-crafted brushes. The Complete Kit features twenty-nine of our best-selling brushes and comes in a deluxe carrying case, perfect for traveling and storage. Everything you need for a luxurious makeup application.
A holiday classic filled with luxurious festive favorites. Indulge yourself in a perfumed treat each day of the holiday season with the Atelier Cologne Luxury Advent Calendar. Each door unlocks a pampering surprise from a curated selection of pure perfumes, decadent hand creams, and nourishing bath & body treatments. 24 days of guilt-free bliss await.
A revolutionary face cream inspired by 30 years of research and innovation, Professor Augustinus Bader has created a light, refreshing, yet deeply hydrating cream to restore skin’s youthful appearance, dramatically transforming the complexion with skin rejuvenating TFC8® technology.
- Helps skin to look and feel restored, regenerated and renewed thanks to our proprietary Trigger Factor Complex (TFC8®).
- A fast-absorbing and weightless formulation that helps keep skin plumped with luminous hydration.
- Suitable for combination to oily skin types.
- Ideal for your day time routine.
- Leaves your skin feeling refreshed and soothed, especially in humid climates.
I found all of these items at Neiman Marcus in Scottsdale,