What a year it’s been. I launched my own luxury scented product line, inspired by Elle, Whiskey & Woof. Thanks to Elle, Soho House and my friends who invite me to great events, we remain fabulous during the bootstrapping.
We’re two weeks away from Christmas. Whether you celebrate it or not, self care is handled as well for all those times when you have to travel near and far. Still overwhelmed? Salvation is a few clicks away and it will cover your entire list. Covered are beauty, pet, home, of course candles.
Let’s start with scent because it sets the mood more than any other element for a fabulous soiree or night of self care.
Tis the season for Hedonists and unreason. Embrace your animal instincts, flirt with everyone including yourself and get in the mood with No. 8 Hedonist, whiskey & leather never smelled better. Oh, so clever, you’d like to walk out the door wearing a leather scent, well darlings that would be our No. 5 Captivate, essential oils of leather and amber combined with coconut oil makes you hell bent for your own damn self.
Oh, you want a more traditional whiskey by the fire with holiday cheer atmosphere? None could be better than the No. 12 Bon Vivant. A tree to one side, the fire to the other, you are the life of the party, a little holiday glow in your cheeks, such is the Bon Vivant.
Never have you ever? Well, self promotion darlings, it’s a necessity in this social media age, but I have one more holiday scent for those of you not allowed to play with matches before we move along to other brands. Our need reed diffusers’ popularity even took me by surprise. The No. 10 Connoisseur (fun party trick to try to spell this after some champagne, but also please do not imbibe this wonderful smelling brandied pear mixture), only wants the best in life, and this is it. It slowly captures your senses without ever overwhelming them. Keep those naughty smells at bay, to keep the beautiful ones present at your soirees.
Have you had enough yet? Then it’s time to talk beauty and nothing is more essential to that than water, charcoal pills and face masks. We don’t know about botox with our blessed Asian genetics.
Kiehls: Instant Renewal Concentrate Mask banish any dark bags in minutes. Place the mask in the fridge for fifteen minutes. There’s a top and bottom half, which feels silky on your skin.
One is $9 but go for the 4 pack for $32 so you can spread the love and have a little refresher with your family.
Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask bottle is $46
Good to hydrate your skin. If you prefer a foamy mask, this one is so delightful. Senstive skin types will love this one because it’s gentle.
The Ordinary: The Blood Mask
What? Why would I do that? Yes, it’s freaking intense. But your skin. Oh baby, it feels like a baby’s soft lotioned skin afterwards. For me, it stings a bit. If you are sensitive this may not be the one for you but if you can handle a bit of sting for a big payoff, at only $7.20 this mask from The Ordinary is worth adding to your arsenal to face those high-definition photoshoots.
GLOSSIER: Face Conditioning
You didn’t think a bougie palace would go without baby soft skin? Following a sample, I immediately felt my face was ridiculously good looking. Zoolander should be so lucky as to nab the Milky Jelly Cleanser for a large container is $18 and it does the trick.
There are all sorts of bundled deals on the website, free shipping for $30, free product at a $60 spend. Glossier, really, really wants you to like them- and I do. Boy Brow FTW.
DOGS: As Elle approaches a decade on this planet, lifting her on and off the couch can be a lengthy game. I trained her as a puppy to wait for me to do that for her after researching hip dysplasia as a common Frenchie ailment. A big of elegance goes a long way, and helps your furbabes stay safe, while giving them a little independance at home. I love the ramp as a smoother transition. Shop it here on sale for 21% off:
Who says pet crates have to be ugly? Modern design and the proliferation of modern dog owners means, better looking crates that are seamless with your decor. This white onewill go adds a bit of elegance when styled.
COUCH: Though Pantone has selected Classic Blue as the color of the year, I’m sticking with my fondness for lush pinks. A little touch of pink reminds a lady her palace is bougie. So, naturally you need a throne, aka a couch, or lounger to reflect such notions.
Now my darlings, no need to be basic, but you comfortable and fabulous. Here’s my selections of two different thrones, including the one we own.
On sale 50% off from $1350 to $603.99
A dream that can easily be decorated to match your personal style. I love feeling boujeeAF on this lush pink slice of heaven.
The chic light pink couch reminds me of the CB2 and goop collab pink couch ($1999.00). Old Hollywood Glamour, with enough space to eat bon bons and decorate with a cashmere throw and a pillows for your beloved furbaby. It’s elegant enough to impress guests and it’s flirty. I love a flirty piece of furniture.
It’s currently $939.99 vs $999.99
RUG: Shag Rugs are the absolute most luxe feeling to walk across. Elle has spent a lot of time on our rugs over even her Casper Bed.
When many visitors, including her boyfriend Gaston, and our little London Supermodel Activist, Dolly Pawton have visited, it’s their favorite spot to roll around and feel the lush
rug on their fur.
Now that you’ve indulged in throwing bills in the air, while you roll around on the rug, it’s time to think about what, if anything you’d be wearing. Saucy minx!
(*Definitely not chic to wear a mink.)
Bling It On Vehement Supply: How could one fair, without a little flair? Holidays demand a little bling. I was served a bling ad for Vehements and the style was named Elle. Oh, you know, I couldn’t resist this description?: Our Elle necklace is all about sophistication. You’re shining on the inside, let us help you glow from the outside.
I had to order this little gem on special for Black Friday. And, wouldn’t you know they had a wonderful appreciation for my connection to the name and thus included that they donated to Best Friends Animal Society. Weep! How great is that? They even included a bracelet to match gratis for me since I’d been chatting them up so much. Sadly, I lost it during my epic time at the Pernod-Richard Christmas Party. Oh dear. Too much fabulous company, photos, monogrammed stockings and, of course, champagne. It was my fault, the clasp slides into one another, then you lock from either side. It’s nearly impossible to come off and the Elle necklace has not once come off my neck since I placed it there last week. It’s perfect for every day or to amp up your NYE style. While the gold plated starting at $65 for 18″, the Georgette gold chain is $45 and bracelets for $40.
20% off using code: holiday20 so get on that before the bling disappears.
Sporty Bracelet from FATHOM
I love anything with a little fisherman or outdoorsy feel to it. A lot of Californians are going to be fond of this brand Fathom. It’s so easy to adjust at the knot. And it’s perfect for those matching details when you put on an outfit. Mine is the red and white Santa Marta style below. I get compliments every time I wear it.
There are ones with different clasps so if you prefer rose gold or a leather cord look, there are plenty of those options. It makes me feel lighter somehow, which is nice and I could envision it pleasing those who love the outdoors and even, gasp, TEENAGERS!!!!! How does it manage to be cool and not trite? Good design and options. Since I love it, I managed to get a 10% off gift code for you: click here
New Year, New Skills
Why wait until then? In my business I leaned on a lot of online tutorials when no one has time or inclination to share, myself included sometimes, because you need a good and researched answer, but also one that you can access at any time.
Elle’s account get asked for follows, tips, shout outs over and over. Then I see that organic reach is dead (thanks Facebook), and the askers have vanished as if that has ever lead to a large following and Instafame. HAAAAAa. Don’t forget I found you all Donte Colley when he was at a mere 15K before the celebs took notice and he blew up, that was not an accident but I do not have as much time to give advice, being a small business owner. Okurrr. Instead, here’s a gift of two months free for you to choose what you want to learn from Skillshare
Here’s the direct URL: https://skl.sh/grrlgenius
If you prefer a Coupon Code: igamb3872
DOG MOM ESSENTIALS FOR CHIC:
Alright Darlings, every glam dog mom knows they cannot twin without the sophistication of luxury, vegan chic brand, Saint Rue. After debuting last year, founder Nikki Star expanded the line from fabulous leads with two different options (faux fur or neoprene handles) to collars, poo bags and even the most elegant waist belt bag, Le Lolotee.
There are even matching purse straps. Matching your dogs fashion with your handbag is next level. You haven’t seen or heard this anywhere else because Nikki’s chic style is unique. Been waiting for all the pieces to come together? Shop the holiday gift sets and you’ll be having celebs stop to ask you if that’s Gucci.