Beauty Board: Creams, Candles and Chemical-Free Concoctions

Glowing, Glowing, Gone My dermatologist recently told me I was too tan. And just when I was starting to feel like a golden goddess, too. I guess that means it’s time to cover up more and fake it with Hampton Sun Airbrush Bronzing Mist and Xen Tan Flawless Logic Shimmer. Both go on easily and give me the color without the side effects (wrinkles, sun damage, skin cancer). And they smell good, too. Speaking of sun, trying to keep my makeup in place in Miami in the summer is like trying to play catch with Jell-O. (Read, ain’t happenin’.) Eve Lom Sheer Radiance Translucent Powder helps me prepare for battle before stepping out in the heat, by locking in my makeup and giving me a glow. Find it at Neiman Marcus. Because the heat and sun damage are such issues, I’m trying to be kind to my pores with Napoleon…Read More



It’s a Date at Elle Spa

Apparently, I have giveaway fever. On Friday, not only am I giving away $100 to shop at Sawgrass Mills, I’ll also be giving away two gift cards for Elle Spa. The delish spot at The Eden Roc is joining forces with Athleta for Restore, Recharge, Renew. Think free yoga classes and a cocktail party hosted by my blogger pal The Wordy Girl on Saturday, June 28. Classes kick off at 9 a.m. and then run again at 1 and 3. The cocktail party gets started at 5:30 and goes until 7:30. And for two of my lucky readers, I’m giving away gift cards for facials or massages from 1 to 4 p.m. To enter to win, all you have to do is: Attend one of the events at The Eden Roc and Elle Spa on the 28th. Be sure to RSVP to elleandathleta.eventbrite.com. Like Electric Blogarella on Facebook here Follow me on…Read More



Spa Me

{Dress: Shopblush.com. Necklace: Vintage. Bracelet: Touch Boutique. Bag: Vintage. Shoes: Steve Madden. Photographed by Maria Tettamani.} This is me joyfully escaping to Lapis at The Fontainebleau. Here’s why … Saturday morning, my house: 11:07 Kid is in the shower not washing her own hair because she wants me to do it for her. 11:14 I discover my Yorkshire Terrorists have thieved a bag of chocolate chips and eaten I don’t know how many. 11:16 I call the vet who tells me I have to give them hydrogen peroxide to get the poison out. 11:17 I am officially covered in hydrogen peroxide that the dogs want no part of drinking. 11:17 and 30 seconds: Kid is loudly inquiring why I still haven’t gotten her out the shower. 11:21 Dogs are now sick all over my rug from the hydrogen peroxide (which was the point), though the rug was not my preferred…Read More



May Beauty Board: Citrus and Keeping Covered

It’s time for the May beauty board. Here’s what I’m all about this month. A Splash of Citrus Summer and citrus scents go together like the Fourth of July and sparklers, which makes the Agraria line at Neiman Marcus my new obsession this season. It’s like a refreshing lemonade drink for your skin. It smells like running through sprinklers, chasing after the ice cream truck, picking wildflowers and capturing fireflies. With the body wash, soap and body lotion, I’ll be dressing myself up in these treats from head to toe. Then, I’ll accessorize my new scent with my circle necklace from Blush. Moisturize Here, Dry There Some situations call for more moisture. Others, not so much. When my skin is feeling parched (which is pretty much all the time because I live on the third planet from the sun, also known as Miami), I lather on Laura Mercier Verbena Gel Body…Read More



April Beauty Board: Fragrance, Flowers and Face Facts

Since it’s the last day of April, I thought I should get my beauty board for the month out there. From fragrances to baubles, here are my faves that I discovered during this fourth month of the year. Expect to see more of them in the months to come. A Stone and a Scent This Eight & Bob fragrance arrived at my house in a hollowed out book, which instantly made me fall in love with it. Turns out, that’s where the original recipe for the cologne was hidden back when JFK fell in love with it. The history behind the scent is as intoxicating as its smell. Get the full scoop at Neiman Marcus. And yes, it’s a men’s fragrance, but I’ve been digging those lately over traditional perfumes, so I’m all about wearing this one and making it my own. Because I’m channeling my inner boho this summer…Read More



Four Finds: The Bday Edition

It was a fabulous birthday week of fun at Maison Milly and Me. My beautiful friends gifted me with treasures I’m eager to share. Here are a few of my faves. This Living Locket from The Wordy Girl is so cute I can barely stand it. Plus, she personalized it for me with symbolic little charms. I’ve worn it twice and been stopped a handful of times with, “What is that and where did you get it.” Find it at Living Lockets. I gifted this one to myself. It’s a beautiful lavender plant from the green market. Given my amazing ability to kill orchids in a single bound, I finally decided to switch to something else to see if my green thumb is officially black or if I just have a special gift for annihilating orchids. I’ll let you know if this survives the week. Obvi this adorable stationary is…Read More



March Beauty Board

Before we bid farewell to March, here are a few of my favorite products that helped me kick off spring. New Scents: My house is stocked with vanilla candles. This Nest Vanilla Orchid and Almond candle from Neiman Marcus is just one in my arsenal. The scent reminds me of freshly baked confections. And what’s better than walking into a home that smells like dessert? My new scent for the season is Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Vitae. The combination of musky, wood and citrus with lemon, mandarin, tonka bean and vanilla feels like a refreshing spring day. To bring my home into the season, I added an AirEssence from Agraria in Golden Cassis. The beautiful flowers have wicks as stems, which absorbs the oil and emanates the scent throughout your home. I put mine on my mail stand so it’s the first thing I smell when I walk in…Read More



Four Finds

It’s four finds time. Today’s post is inspired from the stunning floral arrangement from the Swarovski dinner with George Kotsiopoulos and his new book Glamorous By George. It made me feel like spring really is in the air, and here are a few things I’ll be donning all season long. I rock Tom Ford … Will I be trading my signature red lipstick for pink this season? With this Tom Ford limited-edition Paradiso, courtesy of Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour, I just might. The L’oreal event at Perez Art Museum Miami to introduce us to the new collection gave way to fab swag like this L’oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque in Brilliant Thinking. Remember, pink is the new black, er orange, uh purple, ah blue for spring. The other week the Trendy Truck made a pit stop at The Local House. I finally got the chance to shop it. Kiddo found these amazing pieces…Read More



My Date With Tom Ford

{Dress: Style Mafia. Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Necklace: Frankie Miami. Wrap bracelet: c/o Jurate Double Troule Bracelet in red. Shoes: Steve Madden. Photographed by me.} OK, I didn’t have an actual date with Tom Ford. If I did God knows you would have heard me scream from here to Chicago. But I did have a date with his makeup counter and the extremely talented makeup artist Cal Campos before I hosted the Neiman Marcus Project Beauty event at Bal Harbour Shops last week. Normally, I break out into a cold sweat before sitting with a makeup artist. So many of them want to make me look like what Ginger would look like with a ton of makeup on. Hi, no thanks. But Cal just got it. And he’s ridiculously awesome, too. We chatted like two kindred spirits about everything under the sun. (He now knows I have two ill-behaved Yorkies, and…Read More