Saturday morning shopping, fresh brewed coffee, a bag of fruit, freshly made tamales. Dress for comfort and style in a chic silk dress by Adam, leather thong sandals by Steve Madden, and a simple necklace by Sonya Renee. Throw all of your purchases in your satchel by Roxy Over the Rainbow.
Green looks beautiful on chocolate skin as shown here on Michelle Obama. It is the color of hope, health, and growth. Whether you opt for Kelly green, Forest green, jade, emerald, or lime, green is great for a casual look and won’t make you look dated. Add a bling bangle or two, and you’re all set to take on the town.
Ideeli.com is bringing Nicole Miller and Harajuku Lovers to the web tomorrow. Known for her exquisite dresses and accessories, Nicole Miller lovers will be able to save up to 75% off regular retail prices. If you’re a fan of the Japanese inspired line of handbags, Harajuku Lovers is just for you. Save up to 65% off!
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Express launched their new TXT L8TER Denim Campaign at Nobu last night in Los Angeles. The initiative is a join venture with the Entertainment Industry’s Voice for Road Safety initiative. Singer Ciara will be featured is featured in the advertising campaign.
When it comes to being a true Chocolate Fashionista, it’s all about having the total package. Gorgeous hands and feet are no exception. When choosing a nail salon there are a few things to consider such as location, amenities, customer service, and above all, cleanliness. Here’s a few tips to help you tell the rocks from gems:
1. Appearance. Is the salon clean? Do customers appear relaxed or frazzled? Is the floor clean? Are the stations neat and orderly? Does the staff clean their stations after every customer? Are the implements (tool) clean? If not, you might want to keep looking. Fungi runs rampant in nail salons. Be sure before you take a seat that the shop is sanitized.
2. Services. Are the services plain, so-so, or elaborate? Higher end nail salons usually offer better services because their goal is to make customer feel beautiful. Cookie cutter nail salons want to get you in and out, they are all about the dollar. This is what I call the assembly line affect, the more customers they serve, the fatter their pockets. A good manicure should include at minimum a decent hand massage, one that relaxes you completely. Pedicures should be enjoyable as well. If you want more luxury, an upscale salon is likely to offer more incentives such as aromatherapy, massage chairs, body waxing, massage therapy, beverage service etc.
3. Staff. Are the nail technicians and staff licensed? Do they display their licenses within full view of the customer? Any nail salon worth their salt wants to keep customers coming back. A well-trained staff should be friendly, courteous, and eager to help.
4. Location. Location is always important because it usually determines the level of service you get. Nail salons that sit on every corner usually offer little incentive to keep customers coming back other than the fact that they are quick and convenient. You want to feel safe when you’re going to a nail salon and not worrying about what’s going on outside.
Chocolate Fashion Blog’s Nail Salon A-List
The Paint Shop – Beverly Hills
319 S/ 1/2 Robertson Blvd.
Bellacures – Los Angeles
239 N. Robertson Blvd.
Jin Soon – New York
23 Jones Street
421 E. 73rd St.
NSeya Salon & Spa – Atlanta
6090 Roswell Road
Hand & Foot Company – Miami
5792 Sunset Drive
Polished Lounge – San Francisco
470 Third Street
The TAG Body Spray Launch Party was held at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, July 28th. Check out the Chocolate Fashionistas in attendance.
Strapless dresses are the way to go for day or night looks as shown by one of our favorite Chocolate Fashionistas, Rihanna in a black and cream strapless dress. Baring your shoulders makes your neck look long and sleek. Accentuate your look with a statement necklace or a pair of chandelier earrings.
Just who is Genevieve Jones? Inquiring minds want to know. Well according to the powers that be, Miss Jones is a socialite, it girl and jewelry designer who hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has been featured in Vogue magazine on countless occasions and remains on the guest list of the most fabulous parties. We love how Genevieve is unpredictably fashionable and you have to respect her reinvention techniques and lust for the fabulous life.
See Genevieve’s jewelry collection at: www.Genevieve-Jones.com