How to Avoid the Craftiest Counterfeit Watches

Counterfeits in the luxury watch industry are becoming more commonplace than you think…Even the savviest of shoppers have been known to be duped into buying counterfeit versions of their favorite luxury brand watches. Fortunately for us, The Wall Street Journal is on top of the situation. If you’re in the market, you’re going to want to read on to avoid possibly making a very expensive mistake in the purchase of your our own timeless timepiece!

How to Naturally Boost Your Energy Throughout the Day

Many of us are hard-pressed to get in that eight hours of precious slumber every night… And as a result we often wake up feeling like we’ve hardly gotten any sleep at all…which can wreak havoc on your energy levels throughout the day. And let’s face it, most of us aren’t able to take that midday nap whenever we please! Fortunately, the following article from the everygirl.com helps us out. Read on and find out some of the best ways that you can naturally boost your energy when you need it most!

Celebrity Street Style – October

Most celebrities are lucky enough to be styled in the seasons’ hottest trends by their Hollywood stylists. While we can’t all live the glamorous lives of our favorite celebrities, we can certainly take inspiration from them! “Celebrity Street Style” is where we share some of our favorite looks so that you can craft your own using pieces from your own wardrobe. Coupled with Bobbi’s commentary, Hollywood style can be yours!

The Look – October

This month we shot The Look at Free People…one of my favorites! We had a marvelous time with all the adorable treasures we found and they are all so wonderfully priced… From the flares to the utility pants, easy, timeless, simple tops and some very fun bags—each was casual adorable and so budget friendly!
This is a place to load up—and be sure to do so before these gems are gone! Happy viewing and shopping!

Yes, You Can Kondo Your Refrigerator

It turns out that color coordinating isn’t just for your closet. Aesthetically arranging your fridge is officially trending, and Marie Kondo would be proud. Using clear containers to simplify lines and intentionally buying produce to fit in a specific color scheme are just a couple of ways that Instagram’s most followed fridges are making it happen.

Raisin-Challah Apple Betty

With the temperature falling and the familiar scents of autumn drifting in, we can’t help but crave delicious desserts using seasonal ingredients that put us in the mood for this coziest of seasons. In this wonderful recipe by Martha Stewart, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon paired with plump raisins and in-season apples come together for a wonderful autumnal treat that is sure to warm you up! Bon appétit!

30 Ordering Hacks to Cut Calories When Dining Out

You’ve probably heard it a thousand times but when it comes to losing weight, the calories you burn have to be greater than the calories you consume. This sounds simple; you ate chicken and vegetables for dinner and worked out for an hour already, but the majority of “hidden” calories we consume don’t originate from our own kitchens. Eating out can mean hundreds of hidden calories in a single sitting, but this article from Eat This, Not That will help you out with 30 hacks that will allow you to enjoy a night out with your people and not wake up with regrets the next morning!

Beauty Brands Focus on Women of Color

Ten years ago, it would not be uncommon to walk the beauty aisle in a pharmacy and find 15 or fewer shades of foundation in any given brand’s selection—most of those shades catering to lighter complexions…But those monochromatic days are fading into the past. With the rise of new generation labels like Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line, which offers foundation in 40 shades, mainstream competitors are beginning to adhere to the new norm.

It’s OK. Don’t Cook. This Approach Is Surprisingly Healthy.

Not that you need permission, but we’ll go ahead and say it: don’t cook dinner tonight. If eating healthy at home conjures up in your mind scenes of you slaving over the stovetop, think again. From assembling ginger-citrus soba noodle bowls to chowing down on crab cakes with lemon slaw, The Wall Street Journal has curated low-maintenance recipes that will nourish your body without depleting your energy in the preparation process.

Celebrity Street Style – September

Most celebrities are lucky enough to be styled in the seasons’ hottest trends by their Hollywood stylists. While we can’t all live the glamorous lives of our favorite celebrities, we can certainly take inspiration from them! “Celebrity Street Style” is where we share some of our favorite looks so that you can craft your own using pieces from your own wardrobe. Coupled with Bobbi’s commentary, Hollywood style can be yours!

Secrets of Superior Salad Architecture

It’s time to say a friendly farewell to your mother’s salad recipes. Long gone are the days of boring, unrecognizable ingredients tossed together in a serving bowl. Today’s salads are visually appealing works of art, served on platters with distinctive ingredients like pickled onions, olives and intentionally placed dollops of creamy dressing. Read on for the guidance you need to unleash your inner salad architect.

The Test – Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream

Every month the team at Be Iconic Style chooses an inexpensive beauty product to test and share the results of with you. This month, we’ve chosen Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Gel Cream for Extra Dry Skin. Is it worth the price? See what our in-house expert has to say and you can decide for yourself!

The Look – September

This month we shot The Look at Neiman Marcus Northpark—the gem of the Neiman Marcus chain. I always refer to that store as Disneyland for clothes… and it absolutely lived up to that name. This is a departure from our usual version of The Look, in that we normally are aiming for style that is budget friendly for you to put looks together. And we usually stay super casual. This time we did some casual but there are a few things dressier. The price points are higher, just to give you a heads up but I do think you will love what you see.

4 Makeup Tricks for When You Literally Have No Time

In a perfect world, you wake up before your alarm clock goes off, sip a just-brewed cup of coffee, and have a carefree 30 minutes to calmly, expertly apply your makeup while thinking about the day ahead and plotting out world domination. But we live in the real world and rarely have the luxury of time… So what is the key to getting flawless skin on the go? One hero multi-purpose product, plus a few other items worth a spot in your makeup bag!

8 Incredible Spas for a Total Body Reboot

Ahhhh, the spa. This simple, three letter word instantly calms. And while sometimes the local masseuse is all you need, there are other times when you need to pack a bag and hop the first jet out to Sri Lanka. If you’re looking for a total mental and physical refresh, the online magazine Porter has compiled eight of the best spas from around the world… And whether you’re looking for an Aryuvedic detox or yoga in the jungle, this list has you covered!

The Test: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser

Every month the team at Be Iconic Style chooses an inexpensive beauty product to test and share the results of with you. This month, we’ve chosen La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser for acne prone skin. This face wash, developed with dermatologists, helps fight acne breakouts by targeting excess oil, pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads for clear skin. It’s also clinically tested to reduce excess surface oil by up to 47%. It is oil-, fragrance-, and paraben-free… but is it worth the price? See what our in-house expert has to say about it and you can decide for yourself!

15 Acts of Self Care to Try This Weekend

Weekends can be a lot of things: relaxation station, hangover nation. But one thing they should never be is a “stress-cation.” Instead of trudging through a laundry list of chores and weekend work to-dos, why not try to take two full days to yourself? You’ll not only reap the benefits yourself, but you’ll also score major brownie points with  your boss when you show up to work on Monday refreshed, rejuvenated and empowered from a weekend of intense self-care. Put that on your to-do list!

How to Supercharge Your Water

We don’t need to remind you how great water is for you—after all, we all know how important it is. But what we can share with you are some amazing ways to actually supercharge your water! By adding some of these simple ingredients shared in this Porter article you can purify your body, absorb essential minerals, and even increase hydration to your body. And the best part? Most of the ingredients are already sitting in your kitchen pantry! Keep reading to find out find ingenious ways to revolutionize your water.

I Ate (And Cooked) Like a Parisian for a Week—Here’s What I Learned

Ah Par-ee. The art, the fashion, the romance, the bread. What’s not to love? Like many aspects of French culture, the mindset regarding food is very different from that of the average American cook. Indulgence over restriction. Simple and fresh over processed. Enjoyment over efficiency. So go ahead and give this experiment in French cooking a read and pick up some brie and wine on your way home tonight.

The Look – August

This month we took The Look to Madewell and had such a marvelous time with all the well-priced treasures you see here! Each piece stands on its own merit as worthy of owning to mix and match with goodies you already own or to create the looks you are seeing. Each look we put together is a show-stopper and we hope you will love it all as much as we do!

Curb Your Cravings: 9 Healthy Food Swaps You’ll Want to Try ASAP

Eating “healthy” no longer means a chicken breast and broccoli for dinner every night… So many of us automatically associate healthy living with boring food, and that just couldn’t be farther from the truth! This article from theeverygirl.com features the perfect way to begin a healthier eating routine by swapping out some of your everyday staples with tasty, healthier versions of them.

5 Habits to Adopt for a Happier Life

Happiness. It’s something we could all use a lot more of. It’s not something that comes from material goods or more money, we know that for a fact, but when you really sit down and think about it, happiness isn’t always easy to obtain and sometimes time goes by and we don’t notice how in need of it we really are. If you find yourself stressed, overworked or just in need of a bit of joy, this fabulous article from theeverygirl.com has five amazing tips to brighten your day and put a smile on your face!

Brightening Up Your Eyes & Skin with Concealer

Let’s face it ladies—we all have hectic lives and as a result, we often tend to look a bit tired…but we don’t have to! As always, BIS Beauty contributor Nathalie Gil shares with us a quick tip about how using concealer can not only brighten the area around your eyes, but also brighten your skin. Employ this little trick and you’ll use less foundation and it will apply more smoothly. This is a definite must-see for all! And, of course, we’ve shopped the product to make it that much easier for you to add to your beauty kit!

Summer Hair Care: Treat Your Strands with Tender Loving Care

As it heats up outside, we shed our spring attire and embrace the summer styles. It is just as important to change out your seasonal wardrobe of hair products to better care for your locks. With lots of pool time, beach outings, and other summer activities, you need to be proactive with UV protection, thermal care, frizz control, and prevention of split ends. BIS Contributor Laura Symons shares her favorite summertime hair products.

Celebrity Street Style – August

Most celebrities are lucky enough to be styled in the seasons’ hottest trends by their Hollywood stylists. While we can’t all live the glamorous lives of our favorite celebrities, we can certainly take inspiration from them! “Celebrity Street Style” is where we share some of our favorite looks so that you can craft your own using pieces from your own wardrobe. Coupled with Bobbi’s commentary, Hollywood style can be yours!

Travel to Bali for Revelations in Balance and Beauty

Ever since Bali became a celebrity vacation spot in the 1930s, the Indonesian island has only amped up its reputation as a destination for natural beauty, tranquility and spiritual retreat. With no shortage of beauty and creative energy to offer its visitors, Bali stands out as a go-to summer get-away. Fortune has the inside scoop and some well-researched choices of places to stay once you get there.

The Beauty Products That Will Help You Sleep

Sleep is essential for so many countless reasons…Our health, both mentally and physically, our mood, weight management, and our energy levels are just to name a few. We know that it’s good for us but it doesn’t always come easily to all of us. If you have ever had trouble falling asleep at night, or simply want an overall better night’s rest, you’re going to want to keep reading this article from theeverygirl.com on the best products for a good night’s sleep.

Thanks to Microblading, I Finally Have My Pre-Tweezer Eyebrows Back

The process of deciding to get a tattoo is a drawn-out one for most, so it’s no shock that when the placement is on your face, people tend to take even longer to decide. But however daunting the thought is, in recent years the microblading trend (creating small incisions on your brows and filling them in with pigment) has grown wildly popular. Allure Editor in Chief Michelle Lee used to be a skeptic, until this summer when she finally went for it, and she couldn’t be more pleased with her choice.

The Annual Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale!!

I have long been a fan of one of the best and most unique sales ever… the major, annual event at Nordies called “The Anniversary Sale!” I have shopped what I think are the most fabulous of what is being offered this year.  This is all new fall and a lot of fun. So, check out what we have found and know you will love and act on it ASAP as this only goes for two weeks, then back to full price and worse—it goes in an absolute flash! Happy shopping!!

Allure Readers’ Choice Awards for 2019

The most democratic annual list of the best-of-the-best has hit our doorsteps once again: The Allure Reader’s Choice Awards! Voted on by the magazine’s fans and probably containing more than a few staples you already own and love for hair, body and face treatments, this checklist really is the fairest of them all. And, as always, we’ve shopped the product for you, so all you need to do is click, shop, and enjoy!

Happy July!

We’re now officially half-way through the year… And BIS Contributor Dr. Mary Warren wants to know how your fitness goals are going. Have you taken on a Health Partner to help you accomplish them? Your Health Partner could be a friend, sister, husband, partner, mate, dog or neighbor. Make it easy and you will increase your success-ratio. The key to all new healthy habits is simplicity and sustainability.  

A Late-Night Snack to Help You Snooze?

The midnight snacks we know and love are starting to get smart. Or rather, the companies that are forging a new sector in the snacking industry just for them are. That’s right, there is now a whole class of late-night ice creams and chocolate squares catered toward helping you sleep. Some of them are lower in sugar, some include small doses of melatonin, but all of them have a similar goal: helping you get better Zs.

I Believe… in Embracing Change

Life changes frequently. Sometimes change happens so fast that it feels like we are a “Bop Bag” that is being hit over and over again—with each hit coming before we can stand up straight from the previous “bop.” This month BIS Contributor Debbie Lane discusses how to embrace change instead of dreading it. Read on for more…

Celebrity Street Style – July

Most celebrities are lucky enough to be styled in the seasons’ hottest trends by their Hollywood stylists. While we can’t all live the glamorous lives of our favorite celebrities, we can certainly take inspiration from them! “Celebrity Street Style” is where we share some of our favorite looks so that you can craft your own using pieces from your own wardrobe. Coupled with Bobbi’s commentary, Hollywood style can be yours!

The Look – July

This month we shot The Look at one of my favorite places…. Planet Blue. What I love about Planet Blue is all, and I do mean ALL the trendy but easily wearable and adorable pieces they have spread around the boutique. We had such a fun time selecting our final candidates for the shoot as there were so many yummy treasures we all wanted to go home with. So… enjoy these fabulous cool summer looks that will be wonderful additions to your summer dressing!

10 Meals for Health Conscious Hungry Girls

Don’t be fooled by the old wive’s tale that you need to eat less to lose more…Eating is all about fueling your body with energy to keep you going, so don’t starve that little voice in your head that’s begging for fuel. With appropriate meals filled with fiber, protein, healthy fats and complex carbs, eating whole foods until you feel satisfied is the right thing to do! This article by theeverygirl.com features 10 amazing recipes that will have you actually craving healthy meals!

Foundations

Wearing the proper foundations (if you will pardon the expression) under you clothing is essential… it can alter the way your clothes hang on your body and slim where needed. Investing in your foundation wear is worth every penny… See what we’ve found for you this month!

The Dollar Well Spent – July

One segment of Harper’s Bazaar that we love is “the well spent dollar.” We love it so much, in fact, that we have taken the concept and selected amazingly priced play items that Bobbi just loves! Here are our picks for July! Click. Shop. Enjoy!

Maternity

Who says you can’t look chic and sophisticated while pregnant? Certainly not us! Look chic in whatever stage of pregnancy you’re in. Be sure to take a look at what we’ve found for you this month! Click, shop, and relax… you’ve got pregnancy covered!