Fashion, Mac, Make Up, Shopping, Style

DEAL ALERT! FREE MAC LIPSTICK OFFER!

Hi all!

Happy Stormy Tuesday!

I wanted to quickly reach out today with a very important public service announcement that should help to brighten up your Tuesday if you are experiencing a gloomy day like I am today!  Mac Cosmetics is offering a buy 2 get 1 deal on lipsticks!  Buy any 2 lip products and get a free lipstick!  Yes FREE!  Great deal, because let’s face it we all know that when we purchase a new lip color from Mac we don’t just get 1, now for a limited time when yo purchase 2 lip products you get a lipstick free!  Now is a great time to try a new lip color and restock your favorite.  The offer is available via the Mac Cosmetics online store, Bloomingdales and Macy’s!

I took advantage of the offer just to try to create my  “perfect nude pout” !  I chose Blankety lip color, lip pencil in “Soar” and “Purr” lip glass!   I was then able to snag my free lipstick in Capricious!   All of these are new colors for me, I’ll let you all know how it goes!

 

Don’t forget– this deal ends June 25th!

Interested in the offer?  Took advantage of the deal already?  Let us know, we’d love to hear from you!  Send us a picture of your perfect Mac pout!

Happy Shopping!

 

XOXO,

Chickwares

 

 

Images courtesy of retailer websites

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Fashion, Handbags, Henri Bendel, Shopping, Style, Summer Fashion

Bag Review: Henri Bendel Chrystie Embroidered Satchel

Happy Friday! 

I don’t know about you guys but I am super excited (as usual) that Friday is here!!!  Today’s post is one of our favorites–a new bag review!  And why is this one of our favorite posts to write do you ask?  Because a bag review means we have a NEW bag and we LOVE new bags!!  The gorgeous leather embroidered Henri Bendel Chrystie is our feature bag for today.

This bag is beautiful!  Pebbled leather with beautiful embroidered front detail and a fun leather tassel are the standouts.  This is a true satchel so there is no additional shoulder strap,  however the two double carry handles are very comfortable and easy to hold in hand or on your arm.  Structured but not stiff so the bag doesn’t droop when full.  This bag is great in that it also features 4 decorative but functional zippers on the sides of the bag that allows you to expand the bag when needed!  This is a large size bag, could easily accommodate everyday purse essentials, a tablet or even small laptop and a bottle of water.

The best part is that this little beauty is on sale right now during the Henri Bendel Semi Annual Sale!  We will post our favorites from the sale a bit later!  The bag retailed for $598 but is on sale now for $358!  Available in Black and Roobios Tea (love)!  I have the Roobios Tea and I love it, I’ve received several compliments already!

All about the bag:

Chrystie Embroidered Satchel

  • Pebbled leather
  • Embroidery detail on front
  • Expandable sides
  • Flap closure
  • Interior open pocket
  • Pocket on back
  • Three interior zippered pockets
  • Dimensions: 11.5″H x 17.5″W x 6.5″D
  • 5″ handle drop

 

 

 

PROS:

  • 100% pebbled leather
  • Adjustable sides
  • Embroidered detail
  • Leather tassel accent; very substantial and stylish tassel can be removed and used with other bags
  • Versatile; great large size makes this bag perfect for work or play
  • On sale now!

CONS:

  • Could get heavy once full, as with most bags this size or style.  Just be mindful that you don’t HAVE to stuff it to the brim!
  • No additional shoulder strap; I list this as a con because I know some women like the option however for me personally it isn’t an issue.   I tend to gravitate to more satchel styles and prefer to carry my bag that way– IF I’m not running around with my kids!
  • No inside dividers–not a deal breaker for me but again I often hear from clients that they like dividers or compartments inside of large bags to help them stay organized.

 

Bag Scorecard
Looks:  9
Value:  9
Functionality:  8
Size:  9

Overall Rating: 35/40;  Love this bag– go get yours!  🙂

 

What do you all think about this bag?  Love it?  Really love it?  Send us a note, would love to hear from you!

And don’t forget, check out the other great deals happening right now during the Henri Bendel Semi-Annual Sale.  Don’t miss!

Happy Shopping!

XOXO,
–Chickwares
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**Images courtesty of Henri Bendel site

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Gifts, Shopping

Top Gift Ideas for Father’s Day 2017!

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Father’s Day is quickly approaching and we can’t forget to treat those special and important men in our lives! I’ve taken a minute and pulled together what I believe to be some pretty awesome treats for the special men in our lives!

 

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  • Amazon Echo | $139.99 (limited time pricing) | Amazon 

So much more than a speaker! Great sound quality and connects directly to Amazon Alexa for calling and messaging. Connect to your smart home apps to control lights, fans, garage door AND plays all of Dad’s favorite music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and more! What dad wouldn’t LOVE that?!

  • Away The Bigger Carry-On | $245 | Away Luggage 

For the traveling, professional Dad! Lightweight, sleek and guaranteed for life, this luggage is super cool! The outer shell is impenetrable, it bends under pressure but doesn’t break, roomy compartments inside. The best feature is the built-in charger for phones or laptop! I bought this style for my husband’s birthday, he loved it! Now available monogrammed!

  • Michael Kors Dylan | $250 | Nordstroms 

Great for the sporty yet fashionable Dad! I love the color combo! Chronograph watch with a comfortable silicone wristband.

  • LifeProof NUUD IPhone case | $89.99 |Amazon

Outdoorsy Dad! Durable, waterproof, scratch resistant–these cases are the ultimate in protection. The perfect gift for the outdoorsy Dad who may or may not tend to drop, kick or otherwise destroy his phone! Comes in a variety of colors to fit your Dad’s style!

  • Happy Socks Gift Set | $45| Happy Socks  

Such a cliché to give socks for Father’s Day, but these are so fun! Another favorite of my husband as well J . These socks feel great and come in a variety of prints and patterns. Made in Sweden these unique socks are sure liven up your favorite Dad’s accessory game!   Box set is a set of 3, but also available individually.

  • Blast Golf 360 Stroke and Swing Analyzer | $120 | Amazon 

For the Golf aficionado! Dad can perfect his golf swing with the Blast Motion Swing and Stroke analyzer. Dad attaches sensor to his golf club and this device monitors and records his swing via Bluetooth technology to help him perfect his game!

  • Saddle Leather Weekender | $239.99 | Pottery Barn 

For the jet setter Dad! Upgrade Dad’s travel swag with this gorgeous hand-stained chocolate leather bag with hand stitch detailing and antique brass hardware. Roomy enough to carry all the necessary necessities! Can be monogrammed.

  • Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch | $149.99 | Fitbit.com 

For the athletic Dad! The latest and greatest in the world of Fitbit. The Fitbit Blaze is a fitness tracker, but also includes GPS, Bluetooth, heart rate monitoring and some very cool fashionable wristbands! Dad can sync his Fitbit to over 200 apps to help him stay active! Prices begin at $149.99

  • Amazon Gift Card | Amazon 

No explanation necessary.  Amazon is awesome, Dad is sure to find something he loves!

  • Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf 

Such a manly sexy scent, and the bottle is gorgeous!

 

I hope there was something on this list helpful either for Father’s Day or any up and coming gift giving events for the special men in your life. Own any of these, planning to give any for Father’s Day? Let us know what you think! We’d love to hear from you!

Happy Shopping!

XOXO,

Chickwares!

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Fashion, Jewelry, Shopping, Style, Summer Fashion

Must Have Monday (on Tuesday)!!  NEW Alex and Ani Wonder Woman Cuff!

Due to technical difficulties my must have Monday post is now being posted on Tuesday…sorry!  I was really excited about this one as well because it involved me and new jewelry!

Now–calling all Wonder Women!  Alex and Ani has  launched their Wonder Woman collection that coincides with the recent launch of the movie Wonder Woman. Even if you aren’t a lover of Super Heros but you love Alex and Ani, I think you  will love the fun pieces in this collection.

The entire collection is pretty cute but for today’s (yesterday’s) “Must Have” Monday I am focusing on the metal cuffs from the collection. So cute!  Pic below is of the exact cuff I scored (shown with my Wonder Woman t-shirt!)

Wonder Woman Gold Cuff

 

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The cuff is adjustable and available in the signature Rafaelian Gold and Rafaelian Silver finishes for $48! Looks great with other Alex and Ani bracelets, image above is how I wore it, shown also with my new color infusion cuff!

I love Alex and Ani, the pieces are so easy to wear and dangerously fun to collect!  See slide show below for a few other standout pieces I noted and that you must have for your collection!

Own this piece or any of the pieces from the new collection?  Like it?  Love it?  Let us know, we’d love to hear from you!

Happy Shopping!

XOXO,

Chickwares

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