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It’s Spring! Design Your Room with InStyle & Threshold!

11 May

InStyle

When designing I see things visually different when looking at a room!  I look at the scale of a room, how many windows are there, the floor type and how many entry doors; etc.

Then, once I’ve got the information, I talk to my client to get their ideas!  Colors, textures, styles and even their no-no’s!

Wouldn’t you love the opportunity to give it a try?  Try?  Doing it yourself, designing a room with your ideas!

InStyle Magazine has just sent me a wonderful app to do just that!  Design a Moonboard or decorate a space for Spring!

  • It can be your dream room or it could be a vision of a room right in your home!
  • You can upload your own room pictures!
  • Do some shopping – there are items which are available for purchase from Threshold too!
  • Even use your design as a hint to say “I love this” to you know who, by just downloading the picture!

Whatever you decide, just have some FUN!  Yes, you are going to be a designer!!!!   When you are finished, why don’t you post  your design on Tweeter, Facebook and Pinterest !  I would love to see your ideas too!  🙂

Click here: SPRING IS IN THE AIR!

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Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design  Letia 🙂

Power board by Threshold! InStyle.com is part of the Time Inc. Style Network Copyright © 2013.

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Skin Care! It Just Takes A Little Time!

3 Mar

“Letia, we met you at the InStyle event for Bare Minerals and John Adler; where most of us kept admiring your skin! What do you use to keep your skin so good! There’s not a bump on your face (we purposely was looking), which made your makeup look simply flawless? Linda”

I always get the question, what do you do to have such great skin? Suprisingly it’s not a hard regimen, but I stick to it – no matter what!

It’s easy to cover all your bases, small steps to healthy skin!

There’s not one brand of products I stick to, it’s the products which I have found to work best for me. You will have to do some work to find out for yourself.

I usually ask for samples (5 -6) and coupons to test a product by contacting the company. You can never know how a product works after one application, unless you try it for about 3 – 5 days.

However, if when using a product it gives you an immediate skin irritation, STOP using it!!! If you have to use more natural products, less abrasive – you may have to go right in the kitchen and make your own! It’s easy and simple.

Nighttime

  • Put on some soft relaxing music!
  • If you wear makeup – you should never go to bed with makeup on your face! NEVER!!!!!!!!
  • I first fill my sink basin with clear warm water, a green tea bag and place a clean washcloth; immersed in the water for about 3-5 minutes (if you have a towel warmer – you can warm it up that way too).
  • Then taking Albolene, I remove my makeup with a soft tissue. Followed by 2-3 makeup remover cloths; my favorites are by Neutrogena (economy pack from Costco) or e.l.f..
  • Then I use a drop (dime-size) of NARSkin Gentle cleanser and wash my face with my hands (in a in/then out motion). The cleanser is very light and it is infused with wild rose extract and chamomile; also Monoi oil.
  • Then I take the warm washcloth, wring out excess water and let it rest on my face for about 2 minutes. Then I wipe my face; four dabs of pure coco butter to moisturize the face, drink two glasses of water.
  • If it was a extremly tiresome day, I’ll place two tea bags in the warm water with washcloth and use them later to place over my eyes for about 5 – 10 minutes (cool to the touch)…. then say Goodnight!

Daytime

  • Fill my sink basin with clear warm water, a green tea bag and place a clean washcloth.
  • Using my Clarisonic cleansing brush, I use a drop (dime-size) of NARSkin Gentle cleanser and clean face in the four areas (forehead, right cheek, left cheek, then chin and neck). If you do not have a cleansing tool – in one minute circular motions use a wash cloth in the same areas.
  • Take the warm washcloth; wring out the excess water and let is rest on my face for about 2 minutes. Then I wipe my face. Then take magnifying mirror and tweezer – I do the eyebrow inspection to remove any unruly eyebrow hairs.
  • Then I moisturize with RevitaLift® Triple Power™ Deep-Acting Moisturizer* cream on face and neck; apply in a in/then out motion). SPF30 cream on. All followed by drinking two glasses of water.
  • Then I wait about 10 minutes before putting on my makeup. If not going out, then a fresh face it is!

* I did a trial for 2 weeks with samples and used a provided coupon by L’oreal to buy the item! Skin is more supple since using it.

For the Body

  • I use a body brush with a nice body wash when taking a bath or shower. Lately, I’ve been using Dove’s Shea Butter Beauty Bar With Warm Vanilla…the moisturizing is GREAT! But I also use VitaBath and this pure French soap called Marseilles Soap Lavender Soap Bar is to die for! I received 4 bars as a gift, it’s wonderful – a bit pricey – but you can splurge on yourself once in a while!
  • All followed by a warm towel, moisture with good old Vaseline with coco butter!

Now I did purchase a jar of Intensive Glow Pads Brightening Treatment pads from BareMinerals to help even out my skin tone, so I will keep you posted on the results!

Letia’s Skin Care Items

Also, I cannot tell you how essential it is to moisturize and to drink water too! WATER? H2O, yep WATER! The body needs it and the skin needs it even more! And healthy eating too!

There are so many variations in skin types. If your daily routine is not getting the results you need, try going to a certified dermatologist. There are so many advantages in seeing one; where there are many options available to achieving healthy skin!

The last thing is that really helps me with my skin care is to take “ME, ME and ME” breaks to distress, once in a while making a teapot of my favorite tea; such as chamomile or Jasmine and always have a good laugh!!

I hope this was helpful! Thanks so much for writing me and I will be back at the BareMinerals Boutique real soon!!!! 🙂

Moisturizing Makeup, also helps the skin

Moisturizing Makeup, also helps the skin!

Letia 🙂

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Jonathan Adler for bareMinerals with InStyle Magazine

25 Feb

Letia MitchellLet’s say you take a bright, talented and creative designer named Jonathan Adler; famous for his pottery, beautiful furniture and textiles.

Then you take Leslie Blodgett, the Creator of bareMinerals and Executive Chairman, Bare Escentuals® who works very hard to change a woman’s perspective about their skin by providing makeup which promotes just that!  Talk about INSPIRATION!

Next you have InStyle Magazine  – one of my favorite magazines which not only keeps up with the Hollywood celebrities, but also brings you the latest on shopping, fashion and makeup!

You put ALL of THEM together and you get Jonathan Adler designing for bareMinerals with InStyle Magazine hosting an event in NYC Herald Square; in which I was invited to!

beauty-bare-mineralsThe event introduced Jonathan Adler collaboration on a limited edition custom box to hold BareMinerals’s deluxe original foundation with a matching buki brush!   Beautiful!

What is also so good about this, you actually have a designer piece in your home, by thee Jonathan Adler!

The night consisted of makeovers, prizes, photos, makeup artists and InStyle Magazine’s

Tai Beauchamp, InStyle Ambassador

Tai Beauchamp, InStyle Ambassador

Ambassador Tai Beauchamp giving her tips on style and makeup too!  The music was rocking by their Lady DJ!  It was a wonderful evening.   I met such wonderful people!

Anna Prestia who is the Store Manger at BareEscentuals Boutique at Herald Square (across the street from Macys) was so nice, as well as her staff.   They all were very accommodating and smiles galore; about 10x over!

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The Lovely bareMinerals Staff!

My makeup artist Leticia was too awesome! When getting your makeup done – you should try to do this!  Leticia only did one side of my face – so I could actually see the difference.

One look in the mirror, I was sold!  Then she did the other side!  Now woman of darker skin tones as myself, yes you can use this product – it’s amazing! The items I brought were:

  • bareMinerals Ready SPF 15 Touch Up Veil – Tinted
  • bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0  – The Wild Thing and The Next Big Thing
  • bareMinerals READY Blush – The Whisper   
  • bareMinerals marvelouse MOXIE – Hot Shot
 

Then it was on to making fun videos with a goflipyourself book as a keepsake!  I keep thinking anyone who thinks that a there is no way to be/become beautiful or just feel good about yourself; haven’t been to a bareMinerals Boutique!

So here is my video about the limited edition keepsake box and the event, I’ve also purchased the limited edition box  for one of my subscribers to win!  Links, videos and post will help provide the answers!!!

The subscribers with the correct answers will be placed in the pool for a March 1, 2013 draw for one (1) winner to receive all of the items listed*:

  • 1 Jonathan Adler for bareMinerals®  Handy Buki Brush and collectible acrylic box. More than twice the size of our ORIGINAL Foundation – Medium/Beige ($122 value)
  • 1 InStyle Magazine March 2013 Issue – Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis Spring Fashion
  • 1 InStyle Hardcover Book, The New Secrets of Style by the editors of InStyle (a whole chapter on shoes!!!!!!)
  • 1 Limited Edition shopping bag

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1. What year did Jonathan Alder beg his parents to buy him a wheel and kin?

2. What country is Jonathan’s second store located?

3. InStyle magazine is registered under what company?

4. bareMinerals’s makeup has this action word after it’s description?

5. In the video, what color is the flower in Leticia’s hair?

6. What is the pottery item that Letia  loves by Jonathan Alder?

7. The three ladies on the InStyle magazine on featured in what upcoming movie?

8. The chairman of Bare Escentuals®, Leslie Blodgett believes what can change the world?

Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & DesignLetia 🙂

Photos by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design®, BareEscentuals Beauty Inc, Twitter connect#JALUSVSBM

Items purchased by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design.

Giveaway Rules

Giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 united states or the District of Columbia, who are at least 18 years of age and at least of the age of majority in their state of residence at the time of entry, except employees or immediate families of Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design LLC (including those living in the same household).

Contest begins at 6:00 AM EST on 02/25/2013 and ends at 11:59 PM EST on 02/28/2013. Contestant must be at least one of the following: a friend of Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s Official Facebook page, a subscriber to Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s WordPress Blog site, a follower of Letianum1 under Twitter.com or a YouTube channel subscriber in order to take part in giveaway*.

The contestant is allowed to either become a subscriber (valid e-mail) or become a friend/follower of either sites mentioned above; before submitting their answers as a comment entry(ies) on the giveaway. Fellow WordPress bloggers, also have a chance to enter, also following contest rules.  All contest entries should be/can be placed as a comment on Blog post named Jonathan Adler for bareMinerals with InStyle Magazine, which will be automatically sent to the blog site ‘s Administrator for review.

The contestant is only allowed only 1 (one) comment entry in this giveaway; it only takes one comment entry for a chance to win. Void outside the 50 United States/D.C. and where prohibited by law. Randompicker.com will be utilized to select the winner. Winner:  Winner will be announced via either venue, Letia Mitchell LifeStyle & Design’s WordPress blog site or YouTube.

All information requested to mail prizes to winner, will be kept private and confidential. All prizes were purchased and sponsored by Letia Mitchell LifeStyle and Design LLC; not the companies selected for giveaway items. By entering this giveaway, the contestant is in agreement with the terms provided. Winner will be announced during the week of March 4, 2013. * will be verified.

Katy Perry’s Hollywood Glam for InStyle!!!!!!

24 Sep

For those who what to see how Katy Perry has transcends her look to Hollywood Glam with an edge of having a hair styled to perfection, even it’s cotton candy pink!

Take a look at behind the scenes footage of her photo shoot with InStyle Magazine!

Hot artist, hot look and a hot video too!

InStyle Magazine really did IT this month…make sure you pick up a copy; it’s the October issue!

What a great interview!

Then take a look at the next video of her latest hit…one of my favorites!  Enjoy!

Lee 🙂

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