Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from LVP!
Stay tuned with our FB Page and this site for updates from my trip!
Speaking of which, guess where I'm going and you can win a special something right from there: Enter the giveaway here: Click to Enter

- Photo via tumblr

Saturday, December 24, 2011

COMPETITION: Guess Where LVP is Spending the Holidays

Guess where I'll be and You can win something special that I bring back from there!
Enter here: Click to Enter

Monday, December 19, 2011

For Her Stocking Stuffer Ideas

a. Scarf from Forever 21
b. Scarf from Forever 21
c. Travel Size Neutrogena Bath Shower Gel from ULTA
(any other travel sized beauty products are great ideas)
d. 6 piece make up brush set by EcoTools from Duane Reade
(can be most likely found at your local drugstore!)
e. Colorful Dots Umbrella from Forever 21
f. A personal/fun ornament such as these fun penguins from Crate and Barrell
g. Necklace from Forever 21
h. Travel version Urban Decay 24 hour eyeliner - set of two
i. Beaded Black Frame from Forever 21
j. Salon effects nail polish strip by Sally Hansen from Target.
(Can be found almost everywhere, supermarkets, beauty/drug stores...etc.)
k. Travel Coasters from Pier 1
l. Bracelet Set from Charlotte Russe

Other great ideas:
Mini perfumes
Fun/unique stationary
Mini scented hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works
Fancy Chocolate

Friday, December 16, 2011

Gift Guide: Splurge

Any girl/woman would be ecstatic receiving one of these goodies for the holidays!
This will guide you to some of the most coveted stylish gifts, and ones that will last forever with long lasting items! Enjoy!

1. Siberia Blanket from ZARA Home. $156 / AED 625
2.'Good things come in small packages' coin purse from Rebecca Minkoff. $55/ AED 220
3. Baies Candle from diptyque. $60 / AED 240
4. Nail Lacquer via TOM FORD. $30 ea. / AED 120 ea.
5. Larabee Dot Double Old Fashioned Glass (set of 4) from Kate Spade. $120 / AED 480
6. Pyrite earrings by Citrine By The Stones via Charm & Chain. $198 / AED 792
7. Skull Print Scarf by Alexander McQueen via $295 / AED 1,180 
8. Tortoise Jet Set Watch from Michael Kors. $195 / AED 780
9. Yves Saint Laurent Arty gold plated glass ring. $250 / AED 1000
10. Oversized Horn Watch from Michael Kors. $250 / AED 1000
11. Harrison Street Lacey Wallet from Kate Spade. $195 / AED 780
12. Turquoise & Crystal Florette Necklace by Badgley Mischka via Charm & Chain. $330 / AED1320

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Gift Guide: Under $50 / AED 200

Yesterday we gave you a gift guide to great and functional pieces people will appreciate, all under $25 / AED 100 each. Today we give you ideas for those a little closer to, and for those who you're willing to spend a little more on! 

1. iPhone 4 case via Kate Spade. $40 / AED 160
2. Hue by Kelly Wearstler [Coffee Table Book] via Around $30-34 / AED 120-136
3. Chevron Necklace via Bauble Bar. $38 / AED 152
4. Latte Bowls (set of 5) via Anthropologie. $30 / AED 120
5. The Fash Pack nail polishes vi butter LONDON. $36 / AED 144
6. Neoprene iPad Case by MICHAEL Michael Kors via $40 / AED 160
7. 2012 Calendar [each month features an original illustration] via Inslee. $30 / AED 120
[each month is a single 8x10 100lb card stock]
8. Tea-and-Crumpets Aprin via Anthropologie. $32 / AED 128 
9. Antique Mercury finish candle holder via Potter Barn. $29 / AED 116
10. Cattogio Clutch/Cross-body bag in Cognac via Aldo. $35 / AED 140

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gift Guide: Under $25 / Under 100 Dhs

1. Recipe holder from Crate and Barrell. AED 99 / $ 24.95
2. Snowflake Napkin Holder from Crate and Barrell. AED 52 / $12.95
3. Metallic Scarf from ZARA. AED 70 / $16.90
4. Crystal Hand Enamel Bangle from J.Crew. AED 90 / $22.50
5. Nail Polish(es) in timeless colors from Essie. Each bottle at AED 35 / $ 8
6. Gold Playing Cards from Kate Spade. AED 72 / $ 18
7. 3 - wick Fresh Balsam Candle from Bath and Body Works. AED 78 / $ 19.50
8. Live Colorfully NY Themed Coasters (set of 5) from Kate Spade. AED 80 / $ 20
9. Sea Vegetable Soap from LUSH. AED 32 / $ 7.95
( Lime & Lavender with Seaweed & Sea Salt)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Hoodies & Hot Chocolate

When this weather comes around, the first thing I look forward to is dressing up in cozy bundled clothes. Hoodies, scarves, sweaters, and drinking a nice bug cup of warm hot cocoa!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Obsession: Lady Fozaza Blazers

Blazers are something that every woman should have in her least one. Recently they've made a comeback in the fashion world, but regardless, they're a timeless closet staple.

(by the way, this is a new feature on LVP and 'Obsession' post will be up through each month talking about the name sake - my obsessions. Read on and you'll know why this one is one of mine!)

Lady Fozaza is a brand that has taken blazers to a whole new level and Alanoud Badr - the brains behind the brand - has made these blazers a staple in your blazer collection. With a unique and fun twist to blazers unlike ones you've seen before these jackets will make you standout wherever you take them.

Here are pictures of some of my favorite blazers from their collections (I think I've chosen about 60% of it...I love them all!)

Only launched earlier this year, the blazers have already caught the attention of international celebrities such as Kim & Kourtney Kardashian, and Evan Rachel Wood.

I love these sparkly ones for the holiday season!

My favorite for a more formal event

Absolutely love the boldness and just the right amount of shine in this one
{+ the purple that shows through when you roll you're sleeves!}

Another great one for casual wear!

This one is great as it adds just a hint of edge to your style!

My favorite one for a casual event.

Love this color combo

One of the greatest things: they're so versatile because they can be dressed up or worn over jeans and a plain tee (like the simple StyleMint tees) and worn for a casual lunch out with friends!

I personally love these blazers! The color combos, the materials, the style...they're so different and so unique & beautiful!

Lady Fozaza blazers are available in Kuwait and Bahrain and will be launching in a major store in The Dubai Mall later this month, on Dec 21st! (Yay!)
We can't wait!!

All photos via the Lady Fozaza facebook Fan Page

Monday, December 5, 2011

Going Bananas for Beauty

I love a good au naturale beauty recipe. 

I believe that everything on this planet serves a purpose and is given to us for our use. I try my best to stay away from chemicals and pills and all that!

A recent post on inspired me to share the benefits of bananas with you!

There are so many! Bananas are a great snack too. Every time you feel hungry, have a banana, it's so full of goodies (vitamins and minerals), low in fat, and boost your mood (serotonin level) and energy levels, making it a great snack to have at your work place as well!

I always have bananas stocked up in my house. They are high in potassium and rich in vitamin A, B6 and B12 which means they're great for preventing hair loss, beautifying your skin, & strong nail growth. 

It's great properties, including being anti-fungal help allergic reactions and itches. Just rub the peel on the irritated area

Mashing up a couple bananas and applying them to your face, chest, or any part of your body (skin), keeping it for a couple hours and then rinsing off, is a great recipe for anti wrinkling, restoring needed vitamins and mineral in your skin, & beautifying your skin further.

It also a great moisturizer for you skin.
I feel like the benefits list is endless! They're that good for you. 

Did you know: that the whole banana tree is considered a herb, which basically means you can eat everything from the banana to its peel, to the roots of the tree! I wonder how healing the parts of the tree are, the must be backed with vitamins and great properties! 

Tip: Some people just can't eat bananas, but apparently if you sprinkle just a bit of pepper on the banana, it works wonders! It sounds strange but is supposed to work great!

On a side note - I can't finish this post without mentioning this - Speaking of bananas, but in another sense, I personally love Banana pudding, wether homemade or bakery bought. Specifically Magnolia Bakery's. It's delish!!

If you haven't already, you have to try all of the above..the banana benefits, and the pudding ;)

Until Next Time
À Bientôt!

Another Picture Perfect Wedding

This Rustic, Polka Dot themed wedding in Orange County is elegant, cozy, and original! With a consistent theme, and a few very effective elements such as the phone booth and coke stand, and simple features around (sign boards, flowers, wood, and canisters as vase) - not to mention the blushing bride -  this wedding is picture perfect appropriate! 

Photos via Style Me Pretty
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