Avery Graham Noble Skin Care- Necktar Before and After

I hate to be lazy, but in this case a picture really is worth a thousand words. A couple months ago, I was introduced to Avery Graham Noble Skin Care. Founder, Elizabeth A. Cardarelli is a licensed Clinical Aesthetician with a wealth of knowledge and a loyal client base. Her skincare addresses many concerns including acne, rosacea, and anti-aging to name a few.

My beautiful model has agreed to be featured for a before and after experiment using Avery Graham Necktar Architectural Cellular Formula. I have to say, I am impressed with the results! The formula texture is silky and smooth, non greasy and absorbs quickly leaving the skin feeling cool and refreshed.

Here are the results of just half a jar applied 2x daily!

Avery Graham Nektar


Avery Graham Nektar



Avery Graham Nektar


Avery Graham Nektar


The results speak for themselves! For appointments or to shop.

Beautiful Brides Philly Goes to the NFL Draft

Dana Persia and her extraordinary styling team have been selected for the Procter & Gamble VIP Style Lounge during the 82nd NFL draft. 

Dana is the Founder and Owner of Beautiful Brides Philly and Beauty On Demand. During this two day event held at the Logan Hotel, Dana and her team will provide their expert glamorizing services to the NFL draftees and their families. Beauty on Demand will be assisting with the style and grooming services including shaves, haircuts, and hair styling to name a few, provided by Gillette, Braun, Old Spice, Head & Shoulders, Pantene and Secret.

Dana launched Beautiful Brides Philly in 2010 and in less than three years her business grew to accommodate a staff of over 15 stylists. In December 2011, Beautiful Brides Philly was named Fox Small Business Center’s Small Business of the Day and is now the largest on-location bridal beauty company in Philadelphia. BBP serves over 150 clients per year and continues to grow and an amazing rate.

Wedding season is just around the corner. Be sure to reach out to BBP to schedule a trial run and hair and makeup for your special day.

Beauty on Demand offers an array of luxury services for a day of pampering to address all other occasions. Your personal professional styling team will visit you directly at your home, hotel, or office to make sure you look absolutely spectacular!

Read more about Dana’s background and incredible company here.

Stay tuned to see the coverage of these exciting upcoming two days from the NFL draft!


Behold, the elusive Lip and Periorial Renewal Cream Lip Balm. Not really elusive as I purchased this luxury product at Bluemercury, but for me, a product that I have been tracking down since high school. I received a sample of this product from Saks while shopping with my Mom. We both absolutely loved the cream and used the sample very quickly, throwing the packet away once finished. Time went by and all I could remember was the color of the packaging and the smell of the product. Did I mention, I have an excellent snoot? All these years later, I found the product, which came as no surprise that it’s RÉVIVE.

I do not have a before and after photo as I am using this fabulous lip cream as a preventative treatment. However, I can speak to the texture and immediate results. The smooth and luxurious formula glides over skin and instantly absorbs into the upper lip area and on cracked, dry lips. The hydrating properties, moisturize as they treat fine lines. Your lips are supple and ready to apply any other lip product on top. The Renewal Cream is sold for $115, making it an investment product, one that you will not regret!

Spring Nails


I am obsessed with Sugarette, a beautiful opal color nail lacquer from Smith & Cult. The brand’s formula is free from formaldehyde and the other seven chemicals typically found in nail products. I recommend applying two coats to avoid chipping and maximize the color intensity. I was able to keep my nails perfect without any chipping for over a week! Stop by Bluemercury and find your perfect spring shade!

Trip to NYC

This past week I visited NYC for work and stayed right in the thick of all the noise, tourists, and thespians. The aka. is located just steps away from the famous Belasco Theater where Sally Field is currently starring in The Glass Menagerie. My room, the service, and decor was exceptional.

I dined at Bareburger for lunch, a delicious chain that offers fresh, vegan, and gluten free options meticulously prepared to accommodate anyone suffering from allergies.

Wearing Topshop sweatshirt

Due to a considerable amount of walking and a blistery cold couple of days in New York, I layered up. I am wearing a gorgeous sapphire blush velvet blazer from Strenesse.  To avoid carrying too many bags, I decided to try the backpack trend, which I have not worn since high school. The Marc Jacobs parrot printed biker bag was a practical and spring forward choice.

Please leave a comment if you would like details about my makeup look!

Korean Beauty Haul

Last week I ventured to New York City for a work trip and ended up with a haul of Korean beauty products. My co-worker was raving about several beauty shops in Korea Town that carried her favorite face masks. She did not have to twist my arm. I was sold as soon as she pulled out the cutest banana shaped hand cream bottle from Tony Moly.

We stopped at three different boutiques and of course I made purchases at each one. Tony Moly, The Face Shop, and The Mask Bar, each brimming with the latest in skincare technology with beautiful and eye-catching packaging, knowledgeable associates and enthusiastic customers.


Products sprawled out on my king size bed at the A.K.A hotel in times square.

I will be trying each one of these fabulous products from all three stores. Stay tuned for my upcoming reviews!


Charlotte Tilbury Quick ‘N’ Easy Makeup

I am so excited to share my review of Charlotte Tilbury’s brand new Quick ‘N’ Easy makeup kits. I am always impressed with her line of products as they are so unbelievably luxurious in quality, highly pigmented, and long lasting.

Charlotte has created four Quick ‘N’ Easy kits designed for every skin tone, every occasion and most importantly for the woman on the go. Each one of the kits can be applied with beautiful results in just 5 minutes! Who doesn’t have 5 minutes to enhance their appearance?!

As Charlotte states, “The ingredients are so good, fingers are the best tools… smoothing, smudging, slicking, and sculpting straight from the bullet with the warmth of your fingers is the quickest and the easiest way to get expert results on the go in 5 minutes.”

Kits can be purchased for $75 and include the Daytime Chic Look, Natural Glowing Look, Red Carpet Look, and the Smokey Eye Evening Look available for purchase online, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter.com, and BeautyLish.com.

Stay tuned for my how to tutorial video featuring the stunning Daytime Chic Look. This fabulous kit includes a mini Wonderglow (creamy consistency that redirects light towards flattering angles of the face), Legendary Lashes Mascara (infused with tamanu oil for nourished lashes), Classic Eye Liner in Audrey (beautiful deep chocolate color with olive undertones), and the Beach Stick in Formentera (warm peach color that easily glides onto cheeks and lips for a refreshed look).


Clarins Grand Opening

The number one European luxury skincare brand, Clarins, just opened its very first U.S. store! Clarins can be purchased in many high-end retailers, but now customers can shop at the brand new store and spa in the King of Prussia Mall.

I have been using Clarins products for years. The company is grounded in environmentally responsible sourcing, skincare for every concern, and utilizing nature’s finest ingredients to create the most effective products. Plus as a company they are kind, generous, knowledgeable, and take pride in developing results driven products.

Makeup, body care, skincare for all ages can now be found under one roof, with the added bonus of a customized experience.




On the night of the grand opening, I was so excited to see how Clarins would translate their brand into an entire boutique. Hoping that the philosophy and culture would shine and capture the essence of Clarins. They were able to achieve just that and much more.

The store itself is absolutely beautiful. Open and bright with an inviting floor plan. As you walk in the door to the right is a counter of mini skincare routines- a snap shot of the routines and treatments for those feeling overwhelmed or confused. On the other side is a counter featuring computer tablets for each customer to easily play with color on a Clarins app, allowing you to see which makeup is complementary to your skin tone.



Did I mention that there is a mini spa in the store? Yes, a mini spa, where you can schedule one of seven spa treatments, 30 minutes for $30. The perfect on the go refresher! Men and women can experience the power and benefits of the Clarins products instantly with any one of these fabulous treatments, focusing on dry or tired skin, eyes, or a gentle massage to soothe away tension and stress.



Every one of the Clarins expert associates are highly trained and incredibly helpful. They are dedicated to finding the right product for you, ensuring that every visit is a positive and fun experience!




Whether you are looking to find your very first skincare routine or interested in trying something new and effective, plan a visit to the Clarins store. Allow the associates to be your guide, you will not regret it!




Valentine’s Day at The Rittenhouse Spa & Club

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club is a beautiful and luxurious oasis in Philadelphia, complete with an array of spa services. Last year, I was able to feature The Rittenhouse on Sugarpeel and the fabulous talent of Paul Labrecque and team. Check out my hair transformation here.

As Valentine’s Day approaches the Spa has special offers to make your day and night extra romantic- all offers extend through the month of February. The signature Rittenhouse Couples Massage is a 60 minute customized massage utilizing aromatherapy essential oils for maximum relaxation.

Couples Massage The Rittenhouse Spa & Club

Salt and Oil Body Glow. This 30 minute exfoliation treatment leaves skin feeling nourished, soft and silky smooth. Follow this treatment with the ESPA massage. If your skin is sensitive, try the exfoliating body polish instead of the salt and oil scrub.

A gift card is always a perfect Valentine’s idea, especially for those who need a day of pampering. If you purchase a gift card of $300 or more you will receive an additional gift card worth 10% if its value!

The Rittenhouse Spa & Club also suggests the ESPA nourishing lip trio treatment in natural, pink and red for a fabulous Valentine’s Day gift.



Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Extreme

Vanille Extreme

Gorgeous Illustration by International Artist, Wendy Buiter wendybuiter.com

Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Extreme is an absolutely lovely fragrance that I have been wearing since my days at C.O. Bigelow. The brand offers unique scents from jasmine, neroli, and tobacco from all over the world in both perfumes (15-20% essential oil) and colognes (5-10% essential oil).

The Vanille Extreme is my favorite of all the fragrances. Sugar, vanilla, and heliotrope are harmoniously mixed together to form a delicate and balanced sweetly floral scent.

I recommend this fragrance all year round, which can be layered for extra staying power with equally beautiful and complementary products including Ylang Ylang body wash from Molton Brown.