9.27.2010

Insanely refreshing

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Okay todays item is a 
LOVE LOVE LOVE
I think the people who came up with this are
genius genius genius

No water, No paste, Just Brush and Voila

Colgate Wisp
Product description:
  • Soft pick gets to hard to reach places, Bristles gently remove food and other particles, Powerful breath freshening, Discreet and portable
Price: $1.89+

Where can I get it?
Walgreens Amazon or any drug store in the tooth brush isle

What does b* say?
I think this product is a must must have.  Dates, dinner, lunch, business meeting, work conferences... whatever... it is brilliant.  I love that it is no nonsense, no fuss, and leaves your mouth ridiculously fresh!

Guest Post - Ty Severe

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Hey dolls, I am Ty. 
My partner Brandon and I own the fabulous jewelry company
Tyrant Collection


I love our customizable disk necklace, and let me just say it again, I LOVE it! This piece combines a modern and vintage look that is feminine and dainty, but still creates an impact.Made of sterling silver, it is truely universal and can be customized to fit your style. Wear just the single disk with you or a loved one's initial, or add a smaller disk to represent your children or a pet. Mine would have an "N" for Naomi our chihuahua. And to add in exclusive information. . . It will be available in GOLD this coming month! Check out tyrantcollection.com to get your very own.
What does b* say?
Can't find words.  
These two are creative geniuses. 
This necklace is sweet, simple, and carries such meaning.  It is understated, delicate, and perfect for any occasion.  Thank you Ty for taking time out your day to blog with us.  
Much love, 
b

9.26.2010

a steaming way to pack

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More times than not, when packing for a trip, I find that the clothing I'm packing is creased and wrinkled.  A solution dry cleaners?  
My solution...
The Conair Upright Fabric Garment Steamer
 Product description: This compact upright steamer takes up little floor or closet space, yet is loaded with power for professional results.

Price: $45+
Where can I get it?
I got mine at target, walmart, or Amazon


What does b* say?
I actually find ironing therapeutic so I never really saw the need to steam.  But one day, I was at Janie and Jack getting C and G some Church close, and I watched one of the sales gals iron out a crease in the back of shirt I purchased and from then on I was hooked.  It is easy, heats up fast, and take wrinkles out even faster.  Plus you don't need to hassle with an ironing board.  This may not be the nicest steamer but it gets my jobs done!

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Some time steaming or ironing clothing can waft an unpleasant smell.  I like to spray this on my clothes prior to prevent that.
MARC JACOBS SPLASH - COTTON
Like fresh linens on a laundry line blowing softly in the warm summer wind, Cotton has airy top notes of fresh linen breezes and liquid oxygen, infused with peach and crisp citrus mandarin, orange, and bergamot accords. The heart of this fragrance is made up of the brand new Marc Tee signature accord, captured from an actual Marc Jacobs t-shirt, mixed with cotton flower and fresh lavandin notes wrapped up with lily of the valley. The dry-down of this fresh fragrance is a blend of cotton musk, smooth white suede, rich sandalwood, and blonde woods.
Price: $65.00
Where can I get it?
What does b* say?
This is what I imagine heaven smelling like!  Clean and fresh.  I spray this on my linens preferably right out of the dryer. 

PS - Am a huge fan of this in flight WiFi.  2 thumbs up for delta.  But I am going to take one thumb back because they charge to much for bags! 

9.25.2010

finding motivation

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I have been in a funk lately.
Pretty much have lost the motivation to work out.
But I am back on the horse
and 
getting back into yoga

What helped me get out of the funk?
Zella Wear
A new outfit always motivates me


Product description: Slim, stretchy capris are constructed for exceptional comfort and versatility.
Price $42.00
Where can I get it?
It is a Nordstrom brand so you can only purchase these from
What does b* say?
You can never go wrong with Zella.  It hugs the body in all the right places and the fabric is very soft an comfortable.  One thing I like most about the brand is that it is machine wash safe and it never alters the clothing!









Zella "Floral" Seamless tank
Product description: A long, lean fit is the hallmark of a seamless tank designed with a keyhole racerback and ribbed trim at the banded Empire waist.

Price $32.oo
Where can I get it?




It is a Nordstrom brand so you can only purchase these from

What does b* say?
comfortable, soft, built in bra, got it in black





Zella "Novia" Seamless Tee
Product description: Ruching at the cap sleeves and bust shapes a supercute tee textured with decorative tonal stitching along the front. A built-in shelf-bra provides extra support.
Price $38.00
Where can I get it?
It is a Nordstrom brand so you can only purchase these from

What does b* say?
This is SOOOO great on.  I really like the sleeves.  I like how it fit the body.




9.24.2010

My Santa Monica top 3

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#1
Hands down my favorite thing about traveling is the food.  
And let me tell you Santa Monica did not disappoint!

With much luck I stumbled across this place

Located on:
1415 Montana Ave
Santa Monica CA 90403
(310) 260-8877


There slogan is: Neighborhood joint serving healthy comfort food

It was farmers market fresh and absolutely divine. 
 Dinner was so good that we came back for lunch the next day!

b*s favs
The fish tacos,  chips salsa and guac, beet and goat cheese salad, macaroni and cheese(amazing), sweet potato fries w/special sauce (the sauce was unreal),  and peach\berry crisp with an extra scoop of ice cream.
Yes, I did try all of these and I would bet that you could not go wrong with anything on their menu.  Their price's are reasonable and the quality of food is impeccable.  I strongly suggest that if you are in the are in the are you hit up this little joint.

{rave}
I originally saw this on Lauren Conrad in US Weekly or In Touch and instantly fell in love!
Then I saw it in person and liked it even more


Rebecca Taylors Layered vest
Product description: Dramatic tiers of knit ruffles adorn this one-button design featuring a deep V neckline and an extended banded hem.

Price: $259.00

Where Can I get it?
(best price)

What does b* say?
Love it.  It is great for fall and adds an unexpected flare to any out fit.  Pricey? Yes.  Classic? No
 Worth it?  
I leave that up to you!

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We have lit the same candle scent in our home for 4 years. 
It is my all time fav and will get it's own post soon.  
But I will tell you one thing this may be a new addition to our house hold when the other burns out.
grapefruit pop candle by: Jonathan Adler
Product description: Grapefruit is a blend of pink grapefruit, white grapefruit rind, green vine accords, pink freesia, and passionfruit.

Price: $38.00
Where can I get it?

What does b* say?
As a kid I didn't like grapefruit at all... the smell, the taste, nothin'
But the older I get the more it grows on me.  And like I said this may be the new house hold scent. 


9.23.2010

The winners of the GIVEAWAY are...

GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY
VITALITY SPA

is located at
1840 N State Street(basement),
Provo Utah
Contact information:
Dana Dastrup 8017359672
Rachel Dastrup 8013579433
For pricing and info visit:

Anyone who contacts Vitality from your c,r, and f's will RECEIVE 20% OFF any service of your choice!!


The spa is ran my Master Esthetician Dana Dastrup and Rachel Dastrup. They have both been in the industry for years and have recently decided to venture away from the salon atmosphere to a more serene spa environment.

They offer:
Microdermabrasion
Chemical Peels
Facials
Eyelash Extensions
Waxing
Pedicures
Eyelash & EyeBrow Tinting


AND WINNERS ARE...


CHELSEA L.

AND

SUZANNE H.

Please contact DANA at

Thank you for participating!!




9.22.2010

award winning eye liner

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I didn't start wearing eye liner till college
It seemed like all the products I tried were heavy and would be half way to my nose mid day
then I was introduced to these two products
In 
Chocolate Shimmer Ink or Caviar Ink



Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

This award-winning liner gives you the look of liquid liner with the ease and feel of a gel formula. Long-wearing, water-resistant color glides on and let’s you get it just right before it dries—then stays without a smear or crease until you take it off. 


To apply: Dip tip of Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush into gel formula (coat both sides of brush head). Wipe off excess on tissue before applying to eye. Work quickly as product becomes transfer-resistant once dry. To remove, use Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover.




Price: $21.00
Where can I get it?
Any Major department store, Nordstrom or Amazon

What does b* say?
This is not my every day liner {Post to come} But I do use this occasionally and love it.  It glides on you can choose how thick or thin and I love the color options.  Chocolate shimmer for day and Caviar to add some depth and a sultry look at night.  

{Apply with this}

Bobbi Brown Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush


Easy to hold and control, this slim, tapered Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush creates a flawless line. The brush hairs are finely pointed and tightly packed for precise application.  Winner of Allure magazine's 'Best of Beauty' Award.  By Bobbi Brown.

9.21.2010

Krazy For Ked

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I have a love\hate relationship with shoes
My feet say no but my brain\pocketbook says yes!
As kid\teenager I never wore shoes, I think they get clostrophobic.
But these
are
stylish, comfortable, and not too pricey

Keds Champion Metallics
Product description:  Glam up your casual outfit and lace up with the Keds® Champion Metallics. Metallic fabric upper sparkles with each step you take. Cotton sock liner feels smooth even against bare feet. Cushioned insole provides lasting comfort for all-day wear. Calendar outsole offers a slimmer and more feminine look.
Grey and Copper

Price:  $45.00

Where can I get them?
Kitson or Zappos or Amazon

What does b* say?
Total keds fan.  Comfortable.  I was drawn to these because they are low profile, classic, and stylish.  I preferred grey because I think they will go betterwith what is in my closet,  copper was nice as well.


Don't forget about the
SPA GIVEAWAY
It will end on thursday
Click Here For Details

9.20.2010

I am back with exciting new finds from Santa Monica

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I was on a weekend hiatus
Mostly play... Partial work

This weeks posts will be a series of finds that I found while I was away
Up first 
2 pillows that almost complete my quest to finish our couch

I found them here


bargello arrows pillow

product description:  16" x 16", Soft velvet reverse side and hidden zipper, Feather/down insert

Price: $125.00
Where can I get it?
or 
any Jonathan Adler store front

banana pillow

Product description:
 • hand made in peru

• 12 x 16
• feather down stuffer


Price: $98.00
Where can I get it?
or any jonathan adler store front


What does b* say?
Mr. Ace and I were wrapping up our stroll down Montana and 13th street and Jonathan Adler happened to be our last stop.  The colors from outside the store front were so inviting it was a must see!  As soon as we walked in my senses were crazed with the smell of fresh grapefruit {post to come} I was "bananas" over the store {literally}!  Even though I purchased burlap pillows a few weeks ago, I was still on the hunt for 2-3 more pillows to bring the whole scheme together. And 2 it was,  2 home runs might I add.  I left the store not only smitten but I had the arrow pillow and banana pillow in toe.  PS... the banana pillow is a riot, one side is whole and the other peeled.  Love it.  Check out their manifesto here.

9.16.2010

Need a tan?

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As I have mentioned before I have a desk job...
 I rarely see the sun, which is not good for me physically or mentally. 
I am a believer that with a tan I am 10 lbs lighter!
 I have been so pale this summer that Mr. Ace lost me in my sheets once. {ha}
So what brings me to this rant??? 
I am heading here tonight
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And don't want to look so vitamin d deprived.

What is my solution?

Jergens Natural Glow
Product description: Jergens natural glow Firming Daily Moisturizer gradually creates fabulous natural-looking color with a subtle skin darkening complex.It is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Price: $6.00+

Where can I get it?
Or any drug store

What does b* say?
I kind of have an event\vactation tanning routine and this works into the mix.  UV beds 1-3 three times before event\vacation, spray tan followed up with a nightly application of Jergens.  
While on the trip I continue nightly with the J Natural Glow to prolong the tan and keep my skin hydrated.
I know tanning beds are not good for my skin so I try not to go very often.  This product is the my everyday alternative to the beds. {unless there is an event\shindig then I do the aforementioned along with the product}  It gives me the perfect DEW and can replace lotion if necessary.   

9.14.2010

In the mood for a GIVEAWAY? I am!

GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY
The Gals over at Vitality Spa have been generous enough to do not only 1 but 2 giveaways for who?
You!



is located at 
1840 N State Street(basement),
Provo Utah
Contact information:
Dana Dastrup 8017359672
Rachel Dastrup 8013579433 
For pricing and info visit:
 Anyone who contacts Vitality from your c,r, and f's will RECEIVE 20% OFF any service of your choice!!

The spa is ran my Master Esthetician Dana Dastrup and Rachel Dastrup.  They have both been in the industry for years and have recently decided to venture away from the salon atmosphere to a more serene spa environment.

They offer:
Microdermabrasion
Chemical Peels
Facials
Eyelash Extensions
Waxing
Pedicures
Eyelash & EyeBrow Tinting

They use one of my fav top of line products:
Glymed

So now to the GIVEAWAY:

#1  A FREE Pedicure given by Mrs Rachel
#2 A FREE facial of choice given by Ms. Dana
How to enter:

{1 ENTRY} Become a follower of C, R, and F's and leave a comment with your email
{FOR 2 ENTRY'S} Add a C,R, and F's button to your blog and leave a comment with your blog address so I can view the button
{FOR 3 ENTRY'S} Create a link to this blog and Post about the giveaway and then leave a comment so I can view your post and link

Giveaway will end Wednesday September 22, 2010



Every "Mademoiselle" should have this on their dressing table

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I am a perfume gal. 
 I have a box full of perfumes, body sprays, eau de toilets etc... I think it is a way a women can express her mood.  And lets face it perfume is like clothing it comes and goes with the season.  
This summer I wore this daily but like I said moods and seasons change.
On weekends or nights out with Mr. Ace I like to wear this... 
It is spice things up a bit
Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfume
Product description: Sexy, fresh Oriental fragrance recalls the irrepressible spirit of the young Coco Chanel. An elegant, luxurious spray closest in strength and character to the parfum form. Spray lightly on pulse points morning and evening. The classic bottle signifies personal luxury and is a welcome addition to any dressing table.

Price: $80.00

Where can I get it?


What does b* say?
I love the product description.  The word "sexy" explains it all.  And I absolutely second that it is elegant and luxurious.  I do need to mention that it is a very STRONG scent so I say, a little bit goes a VERY long way.  And how brilliant  are the Chanel Marketers?  "A welcome addition to any dressing table"  Yes, why yes it is!!

9.13.2010

Want to make sure your makeup stays on for your big event?

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I already posted about my favorite foundation.  I wear that everyday but on the rare occasion that I want something with a matte finish and want to be assured that it will stay on all night I use this
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Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder
Product description:The final touch to the perfectly made-up face. Bobbi Brown's Sheer Finish Loose Powder as a pressed powder in a sleek, square compact. An elegant and easy way to carry with you through the day.
 
Price: $24.00-$32.00
 
Where can I get it?
Any department store that carries Bobbi Brown
I get mine at Nordstrom
Or

What does b* say?
I like to wear this pressed powder at night.  During the day I don't mind the dew that the stila foundation gives me but on a date night or event night I like to matte down the shine.  I still want shimmer but I can achieve that with my bronzer brick and eye shadow.  This pressed powder is great if you have an oily t-zone.  I also really like the color selection it is not all white and powdery.

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