Project: NYC Holiday

Project: NYC Holiday

When window shopping turns into actual shopping and leads you to a Willy Wonka like Chanel pop up store, you know it’s Christmas time in NYC!

There’s something special about this time of year in the city that never sleeps.  With twinkling lights and glitter galore, how can one not venture out to explore that famous tree and go window shopping?

My adventure begins at Bloomingdales on 59th street, where I found a mesmerizing and shimmering dress with an NYC backdrop, (Bloomingdale’s store included).

While on my way to Saks Fifth Avenue, the mother of all Christmas hot-spots and lights shows, I was invited into a Chanel pop up right off the street.  A short multi-level visit of fragrance cafes and red walls, this pop-up offered shoppers Instagram worthy scenes of Chanel No.5 and a menu full of fragrances awaiting to be inhaled.

Finally, I made it to Saks Fifth Avenue and got to see those famous holiday windows.  All this window shopping, of course, lead me to do some actual shopping.  The last two pictures show a velvet Ted Baker handbag and leather Rebecca Minkoff bag spotted in Bloomingdales and Ted Baker on Fifth Avenue. Both perfect accessory options for that upcoming NYE party.

Has anyone else been exploring their local city lights this time of year?  What have you found?  Let me know in the comments!

Happy holidays from Trend-mix! 🙂

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Neutrogena Face Mask Review

Project: Review

I was so happy to work with Neutrogena to review their latest and greatest skin care invention, the Hydrogel Mask. I had used similar masks before and was eager to try something new.

When I opened the package, I was surprised to find each mask was separated into two different parts.  There’s one mask for your forehead, nose and eye area, and another mask to cover your chin and upper lip. It was a bit slippery, but once on, it was magic!

Like the spa treatment I knew I needed, these masks were more than I expected!  They are cool to the touch and made me feel like I was on a 20-minute vacation, on an island where I actually have the time to take care of myself.

Besides the cool and relaxing feel, when I took the masks off, I was amazed to see the benefits so quickly!  As I write this, I know it sounds like a sham, but my love for these masks is real and I’m excited to add them to my skin care routine! 🙂

These masks represent more than just skin care, they represent the time dedicated to yourself to feel and look good, which sometimes is hard to come by!

Has anyone else tried these masks before?  What did you think?  Let me know in the comments! 🙂

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Neutrogena Beauty Mask

If you want to learn more about these products or buy your own, check out the links below!

Hydro Boost (Gel Sheet): $2.99                                                                                                            Radiance Boost: $2.99
Deep Clean: $2.99                                                                                                                                    Hydro Boost (Clay): $2.99                                                                                                             Deep Clean (Clay): $2.99

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Project: Inner Peace

Trend: Wellness

Welcome to my first post on health and wellness! I have been researching new ideas on how to be happier and relieve those everyday stresses I know we are all too familiar with.  What I found was everything you might expect from meditation to yoga to eating better.

Although these aren’t ground-breaking ideas, I didn’t realize how easy it was to implement into my already very busy life.  I also wasn’t prepared to start feeling the benefits as early as week one!

Meditation: Racing thoughts a problem?  Meditation helps you slow your thoughts and become aware of whats going on in that head of yours.  These can be done on the train ride home and can be as short as 3 minutes long!

Yoga: One 10 minute routine in the morning will set you up for your day of awareness, meaning, and just slow everything down before it has to speed up again.

Eating Well: Warning: I’m not a dieter! But simply adding all the good stuff throughout your day makes you feel better and I know it has helped me achieve some major inner peace points.  My favorite new snack is guacamole….so much goodness in every bite! Yum!

The above has all been upping my inner peace and sense of well-being,  hope you are all also having a happy and healthy 2018! Anyone else have well-being tips or tricks?  Let us know in the comments! 🙂

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Project: Pastel Cork Board

Trend: Pastel

Now that we are in the middle of the “January Thaw”  (that’s a thing right?)  its suddenly warmer out and it’s got me thinking of flowers, pastels, and most importantly; Spring!  What better way to get ready for the change in seasons than with this pastel print? I have had this fabric for years waiting for the perfect project, and now is the time to use it!

I got everything here at a local craft store (thank you Michaels!) and the whole project  took bout 15 minutes.  You’ll have to trust me that it’s much easier than it looks! Anyone else getting into a springy mood and looking forward to change?  Let me know in the comments and as always, happy crafting! 🙂

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Pastel Cork Board

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Project: Floral Hang

Trend: Florals

Happy Wednesday everyone and welcome to another fabulous DIY!  Now that we are trudging through the winter months and staying inside as much as possible (is this just me?) I wanted to spruce up my interior spaces.  What better way to do that with silk flowers and a hot glue gun?

Such a simple project for the craft-phobic and all materials were easily found at my local  craft store.  Anyone else in the interior decorating zone right now?  Let me know in the comments and happy crafting! 🙂

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Project: Sequin Heart Sweater

Trend: Sequins

Anyone else taking advantage of these wonderful snow days?  With all this time inside, my sewing box was calling my name and it was saying….sequins! This project is super easy and it only took about 25 minutes.  So, if you have multiple sweaters lying around that are in need of a little extra pizzaz, now is the time to take them out and add your own type of sparkle.  I chose to sew a heart on but feel free to make your own design!

Have you  ever re-done an old sweater?  Let me know in the comments and happy sewing! 🙂

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Sequin Heart Sweater

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Project: NYE Glam

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays! This is that sweet time of year between Christmas and New Years where everyone is on a high floating on gifts, eggnog, and sugar cookies.  No matter what you celebrate now is a great time to spend with family and enjoy a break from the working world.  🙂

I don’t know about you, but with more time on my hands, I can’t help but geek out over my New Years Eve outfit!  I hand sewed and designed my own handbag, which coincidentally matches the dress I’m going to wear.  A holiday miracle?  Maybe! When fashion comes together easily as this outfit did, it’s a beautiful thing and a great way to start the New Year.

Anyone else geeking out over their NYE fashion?  What are you all planning to wear?  Let me know in the comments!  Happy New Year from Trend-mix! 🙂

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Last Minute DIY Gifts

Happy Holidays everyone! 🙂  It’s that time of year again, the time of giving, receiving, and stressing out about finding gifts for everyone!  For those of you running out of ideas (and money) here are some great projects from Trend-mix past.

All of the following materials can be found easily within a craft store and done within 15 minutes or less!  They are super easy to make and super special to give.  I mean who wouldn’t be impressed with your crafting skills?  Let me know if you end up making any of these and as always, happy crafting! 🙂

  1. Project: Ombré Pillow~Perfect for the hostess! This tie-dye accent pillow is the perfect gift for someone who invites you into their  home.

2. Project: Couture Safety Pins~Have a fashionista friend who’s got it all?  Well they              definitely don’t have your one-of-a-kind couture safety pins yet!

3. Project: Glitter Champagne Glasses~ New Years is approaching! With that comes a             lot of celebrating, glitter and champagne.

4. Project: Daisy Statement Necklace ~ What girl isn’t a fan of jewelry?  These pieces              (or something similar) can be found easily in any craft store.

5. Project: Pearl Picture Frame~ These pearls have the designer look, without that                  designer price!

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Project: Chunky Chain Bracelet

Trend: Chain/Rhinestones

Ready for an easy DIY? I present to you, the ever sparkly and very doable, project chunky chain bracelet.  This requires almost no skill! If you know how to braid hair you can easily finish this project in 15 minutes or less.  I had all the materials because my room basically doubles as an arts and craft store.   Everything can be found in the jewelry section of most craft stores, so do not be discouraged if you don’t have a spool full of rhinestones currently at your fingertips.  Anyone else a fan of layering bracelets and rhinestones?  Let us know in the comments and as always, happy crafting! 🙂

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Rhinestone Twist Bracelet

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Project: Passport A-Go-Go

Trend: Travel/Maps

Have a big trip coming up?  Even if you don’t, it’ll be hard not to start daydreaming while looking at this passport holder!   This DIY is super easy since it is a small project, there is not a lot of sewing.  I introduce fusible bukram here for the first time, a type of backing material that is iron on friendly (no-sewing required).

The world is a big place and this map material helps remind me of all the places I’d like to visit!  Anyone one else day dreaming of their perfect vacation?

I must confess this post was inspired by a fun and educational Youtube Channel called “Geography Now.”  Please, don’t get grossed out by the word “educational,” the channel is nerdy (of course) but it is also really fun, informative, and gives you the travel bug!  The host Barby takes you around the world discussing each country’s culture, politics, people, food, and geography (while making it fun of course).  You should check it out!

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World Wide Passport Holder

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