DeNada Summer Fashion GIVEAWAY

DeNada is the coolest knitwear line you have ever seen...and now there are warm-weather designs to keep us cool in the DC heat! Last summer I met the incredibly modest and approachable Virginia Blanca Arrisueño, designer and founder of DeNada. This DC-based artist and weaver has been blending cutting edge styles with the traditions of her Peruvian heritage in her scarves, wraps, cloaks and now, summer pieces. Virginia is also a mom of a preschool-aged son, and she invited me to drop Read more...

On the Purple Couch for Chalk Paint, Décor and More

On the Purple Couch in Kensington, Maryland's antique district is a lifestyle creative space. Here you can learn how to savvily DIY home décor in the workshop, get guidance from the design pros and shop for original pieces you will not find anywhere else.This summer I, along with blogger friends Tanvi Rastogi of Tanvii.com and Laura Harders of Beltway Bargain Mom, had the chance to learn firsthand about On the Purple Couch from the creative brains behind it all: owner Bahia Akerele. Read more...

Perfect Mani Pedi in DC: The Red Door

Feel like really treating yourself?Looking for a manicure and pedicure that looks brand new over one week later?Ready to ditch your strip mall sub-par service for the ultimate in mani/pedi spa satisfaction?Try The Red Door. I visited the The Red Door Spa and Salon Chevy Chase last Saturday and eight days later my nails look every bit as awesome as when I walked out the door. I have an event coming up this week and it is a massive time-saver to know I do not need to pop in anywhere Read more...

Best Pre-Vacation Salon Service: Eyelash Tinting (Just $25!) by Skincando at Emerald Door

It's not often this 40 year old woman posts a #nomakeupselfie on the Web ... unless she has had her eyelashes eco-tinted by Sara Damelio of Skincando and Emerald Door Salon in Silver Spring.  So there I am, above, in all my post-vacation, sun-damaged, aging and chapped lip glory. No, this is not one of those middle class mom memes in the #SoBrave vein. It's much more shallow...and hopefully useful. It's to reveal how it looks to have your eyelashes dyed by Sara.If you are in possession Read more...

Shopping + Champagne Party on Saturday at Reddz Trading

Want to get out of the house on Saturday, January  30th for a glass of bubbly, a free manicure, hair braiding, treats, skin care love & shopping? Join me and other style bloggers at Reddz Trading in Bethesda from 12 - 3 p.m. After being stuck inside with my family for days and days due to Jonas, I can really use a day of pampering, and I know you can, too. This Saturday Reddz Trading in Bethesda presents Shopping & Champagne. Myself and other bloggers Spicy Candy DC, Guest of a Guest Read more...

Skincando Organic Skincare Pop-Up at Emerald Door Spa Silver Spring

 Skincando, the luxury and locally-based (but taking the nation by storm) organic skincare line is hosting its first-ever organic facial pop-up at The Emerald Door Spa in Silver Spring. Now through April 2016, we lucky DC-area dwellers can experience the handcrafted products and cutting edge eco-treatments firsthand at The Emerald Door. An eco-facialist will guide you in exploring the benefits of using high end green beauty products and customize your treatments for your individual skin care Read more...

Fashion Show Friday Night at Alliance Française: Beyond The Little Black Dress

 The Alliance Française de Washington, DC's Fashion Show, Beyond The Little Black Dress, is just around the corner! In seven days, on Friday, September 25, at The Dupont Circle Hotel you will be able to wow, applaud and be dazzled by the creativity and artistic talent of FOUR French and Americand designers. The event will be emceed by my ultimate style inspo/girl crush, DC Style Factory's Rosana Vollmerhausen.I am attending as a member of the social media/new media/wannabe press, Read more...

DC In-Home Beauty Service: Beauty in a Beat

My blogging neighbor Tammy of JeepMomma.com and I had an utter blast reviewing the newly-launched Beauty in a Beat (BIAB) service at my house.BIAB is Washington, D.C.’s new convenient and instant on-demand beauty services app (free on iTunes and Google Play) that brings highly trained hair stylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists directly to our homes, offices or any location we need. You can book your appointment on your mobile device through the app, or through the BIAB website or Read more...

Help DC Diaper Bank with Your Spring Shopping #GIVEAWAY #shopwithacause #PopNodxDC

Already shopping? Why not give DC Diaper Bank a portion of the sales -- at no cost to you! Helping children and parents in need is my social good passion, and supporting the DC Diaper Bank is one of the most effective ways to assist other families in my community.Fashion and style media are my hobbies. Other people knit, run marathons, play chess. I can find you the perfect pair of aviators for your face shape, the coolest earrings to go with your new haircut, the best black cropped jeans for Read more...