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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On My Radar: Pixie Mood’s Paige Clutch

I’m such a fan of interesting and unique pieces that aren’t necessarily main stream, yet aren’t completely whack-a-doo either. Needless to say, this Paige Clutch by Canadian brand Pixie Mood has me swooning. Made with real cork and a vegan leather flap, like all Pixie Mood pieces, the Paige Clutch is animal friendly and is complete with a removable gold chain for more of a crossbody effect.

Paige Clutch by animal friendly line Pixie Mood

The Paige Clutch (18 x 31 cm) retails for $45.99 Canadian dollars, or $42.77 for those of us in the US.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Perfect Daiquiris for Backyard BBQ’s!

Who knew there was a National Daiquiri Day? Well loves, there is, and it happens to be today, July 19th! If you missed out, no worries, there really is no wrong day to celebrate the daiquiri! According to the Ontrac 2013 Bartender Survey, this Cuban classic is one of the best-selling cocktails in the nation.

With plenty of days left in summer, this trendy cocktail will be the perfect compliment to your BBQ dishes, especially when made with Caliche, a super smooth Puerto Rican white rum, barrel-aged and produced by the legendary Serralles family. Impress guests with the below daiquiri concoctions, complete with Caliche rum!

Cali Strawberry DaiquiriCali Strawberry Daiquiri

2 oz Caliche Rum
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz Agave Nectar
1 Fresh Strawberry
Garnish: Strawberry

In a shaker, combine all ingredients, then lightly muddle the strawberry. Shake vigorously until well chilled.  Strain into an ice filled rocks glass and garnish with strawberry.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Jump on Board with Bloglovin’!

Sometimes when I’m talking to friends, it becomes crazy-clear that the things I think are common knowledge, really aren’t. Take Bloglovin’. Apparently, there are a lot of people in the world that not only don’t use it, they don’t know what it is. So, for all of you Bloglovin’ novices, allow me.

Bloglovin’ is this fun little website that allows you to follow your favorite blogs. And while you can always log on to view what each blog has posted, you can also choose to have it delivered via a daily email. These emails show a quick little blurb and pic from each post so you know exactly what you want to click on and read.

If you’re not already a member, be sure to sign up today and be sure to follow yours truly, so you never miss any posts from 24-7 Style!

And with that I leave you with a little Friday inspiration! Happy Weekend!!!♥♥♥

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Easy DIY Geometric Nail Art

I’m not really a fan of nail pens, as even with their precision, I still find it hard to write or draw…especially when I’m trying to make symmetrical anything on both hands. I need something a bit more foolproof. Like painters tape. I can easily create perfectly geometric designs using a few strips of tape and my favorite colors of the moment (in this case, black and gold).

Easy DIY nail art with fun geometric shapes is easy with your favorite colors and painters tape.

 

Monday, July 14, 2014

July Beauty Box 5 Review–Defining Moments

The July Beauty Box had each recipient thinking about accomplishments, however great or small, as their Defining Moments package was in celebration of those achievements. In addition to imploring us to think about our triumphs, the team at Beauty Box 5 selected some mighty fine products to keep us pretty both day and night.

July Beauty Box 5 featuring Revlon Mascara and Starlooks Lip Pencil

Sunday, July 13, 2014

July’s Top 10 Workout Songs

Lady AntebellumThis month's top 10 list plays host to an eclectic bunch of established and upstart musical acts. On the international front, you'll find a reggae hit from the Canadian band Magic and a platinum single from Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz. Elsewhere country artists Jarrod Niemann and Lady Antebellum document their nights on the town. Finally,you can check out the latest from newcomers Tune-Yards and Charli XCX alongside chart regulars Katy Perry and Shakira.

No matter where your interests lie on the musical spectrum, there should be something for you below. So, if you're looking for a few new tunes to liven up your summer workouts, this month's playlist will give you 10 great places to start.

Here's the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred--the web's most popular workout music blog.

 

 

Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong - 121 BPM
Katy Perry - Birthday - 124 BPM

Charli XCX - Boom Clap - 93 BPM

Jarrod Niemann & Pitbull - Drink to That All Night (Remix) - 120 BPM

Magic - Rude - 72 BPM

Lady GaGa - G.U.Y. - 100 BPM

Shakira - The One Thing - 84 BPM

Tune-Yards - Water Fountain - 111 BPM

Far East Movement & Riff Raff - The Illest (Rell the Soundbender Remix) - 80 BPM

Lady Antebellum - Bartender - 101 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Curl Lashes without the Pinch Thanks to the Heated Eyelash Curler from Chella

Chella CurlerWould you ever think of leaving your house without a coat (or three) of mascara? Me either. Even the days I’m practically bare-faced, I use my trusty eyelash curler and mascara. That trusty traditional metal must-have may have just gotten bumped to the back of the makeup drawer however, thanks to Chella’s Heated Eyelash Curler.

No more pinching lashes pre-mascara; the sleek heated wand is for use after mascara application. After allowing to heat for 20 seconds, starting under the lash line carefully lift and hold lashes against the eyelid for up to 10 seconds. Users can take up to 3 passes using the Heated Eyelash Curler.

I’m happy to report the results are nothing short of perfection. I was initially worried the wand would “take off” the mascara as I swept up, but it really just lends a smooth curled look, without the kind of “curling” we’ve all grown so accustomed to. Using one AAA battery (included), I suppose if the juice ran out when traveling it could prove to be frustrating, but I’m thinking this will have many many uses…I meeeean think how long TV remotes last before a battery change is required.

For “special” occasions, I actually will typically heat my old metal curler with a hairdryer and then VERY carefully curl my lashes. No more as this allows me to more quickly achieve the same look, even for a 5-minute-face. The Chella Heated Eyelash Curler retails for $22, and if you have an extra Benjamin, I promise, will be the best beauty investment you could make.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Lands’ End New Denim Line

Have you seen the new Lands’ End denim line? The collection features options for women, men and children in new washes and fits with prices ranging between $59 and $69. Jeans feature slightly slanted back pockets and a higher waist in back for a trimmer backside. Three distinct fits ensure the perfect pair for every body size and an additional stretch provides comfort. The denim duds are available in low, mid or high rise style and chambray shirts and denim dresses are also included in the collection.

My three favorites:

Lands End Denim

Super Skinny Indigo Jeans ($44.99) ♥ Bracelet Sleeve Pleated Back Chambray Tunic ($27.99) ♥ White 5-Pocket Ankle Jeans ($44.99)

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