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Friends and Family Fall Sale at Assured Allure!

Our Friends and Family Fall Sale is going on until midnight, Monday, October 10th.  20% off your entire order, which means everything is on sale!  Even items already marked down!  Here are just a few great pieces you can get:

jenna-cuff-braceletThis is our Jenna Cuff in Wine, which will be a very popular color this fall season again.  Perfect, because I love this color and think this is such a pretty bracelet.  At 20% off you can get our Jenna Cuff Bracelet for only $12.00.

 

 

 

 

cluster-bead-necklaceOur Cluster Bead Necklace is an elegantly effective amount of bling when needed.  It seems like a simple beaded necklace, but brings enough sparkle to make you want to wear it all the time.  This will be your new go to necklace when you’re running out the door to meet your friends in the evening.  With an additional 20% off, you can get this gorgeous necklace for only $12.00.

 

 

cosette-necklace-copyFor making the perfect work statement our Cosette Necklace wins that race hands down!  It simply looks stunning with a beautiful suit or a tee shirt and jeans.  I simply love the versatility of this necklace, not too much, not too little…just right!  With our sale you can get this lovely piece for just under $25.00.

 

 

 

thelma-earringsAnd with a touch of druzy, our Thelma Earrings are the perfect running around earring for a busy woman on the go.  Pick these up, on sale, for just under $11.00.

 

 

 

 

Be sure and check all our pages for many more great deals at our Friends and Family Fall Sale!

Sale time at Assured Allure!

That’s right, it’s sale time at Assured Allure. And what a great time you can have, as we have not only marked down several new pieces of our jewelry, we are also running a sale for the rest of the month! 60% off all items marked down or on sale! Let me take you through some of the new pieces we just marked down.

This is our Fan Favorite Necklace, already marked down to $25.00, but with an additional 60% off you can get this for only $10.00! And this necklaces comes in two other color combinations.

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These Classic Hoop Earrings come in four perfect colors for spring. And they can be worn with anything to bring a pop of color. Super cute!

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Our Chain of Thought Bracelet is another stunning bargain. Pun intended! This charming bracelet is so unique and edgy and only $10.40, after all markdowns applied.

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Our popular Crystal Metal Watch is a subtle beauty that comes in Brown and Navy Blue.

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And our Large Oval Turquoise Ring can be found on the chicest people’s hand. That’s because it is a statement maker and proud of it babe!

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We will be adding pieces to our sale category intermittently, so be sure and check back often for new offerings. And we’ll be running our sale until January 31st, so be sure and check out all our gorgeous jewelry at AssuredAllure.com!

New Jewelry in at Assured Allure!

We’ve gotten new jewelry in at Assured Allure!  And we have had so much fun getting ready for the holiday season!  Let’s show you why.

The edgy, delicate trend continues with our new Trident Pendant Necklace. This is such a versatile piece, shown casual here, but would look just as good layered with other pieces or with a dressy outfit.

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Another necklace we have gone head over heals for is our new Three Leaves Necklace. It’s so pretty with three leaves, each in a different color, Gold, Silver and Copper. Watch for lots of compliments coming your way once you adorn this lovely necklace!

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We’ve also gotten new earrings in and we’ve gone ear jacket crazy. Below is our Olivia Double Bow Ear Jackets. You can also wear these as a single bow stud for a simpler, but just as glamorous look.

E536 gold (1 of 1)And let’s not forget our new bracelets! We’ve gotten in a range of styles, from edgy to glamorous and we love them all! The Ella Crystal Bangle is one of our new hinged bracelets making them super easy to put on and take off. It has two crystal covered ball ends bringing on the glam!

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This Lita Pearl Tip Bangle is another hinged bracelet that combines just the right amount of beauty with edge.   We love that combination here at Assured Allure. To us it represents women perfectly, beautiful, but tough when needed.

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And last, but certainly not least, is one of our new rings, the Anna Crystal Ring. It’s so pretty and has stones that truly seem to change colors depending on the light. And it’s a stretch ring that will fit any finger!

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This is just a sampling of all the great new jewelry we got in at Assured Allure, so be sure and check the site for more!

Don’t forget, we have great pieces on sale too!  Check out our Sale category of products, like the Gold Circle Pendant, which is perfect to match with the trendy pastels that are in right now.  We also will be running sales all during December to make your holiday shopping easier, so check back often.  And we have our Facebook store that has all items listed there at 40% off.  (Yay!)

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We hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season!  See you in 2016!

Patti

Fabulous Fall Bags & Matching Fashion Jewelry

If the finer things in life like super expense bags such as Chanel’s new mosaic bag that costs a whopping $9,000 or Fendi’s Peekaboo mini clutch, priced at $4,150 are way out of reach there are some amazing alternatives you need to know about. We’ve done some digging and come up with some gorgeous trendy fall bags and matching fashion jewelry accessories from our online store to help you pay the bills and look chic doing it!  If you’re looking for a stylish fall bag that looks far more expensive than it is, consider your shopping done. Here are some gorgeous fall handbags and perfectly matched fashion jewelry accessories that fit the bill.

mango-bucket-bagMango

Since Mansur Gavriel launched in 2013, the bucket bag has been back in the spotlight. But there’s no need to cash in your savings. Ya know?

Pair this sophisticated bag with our super popular Alexa Collar for the whole look. Priced at just $36 it’s a winning combination. alexa collar

 

 

 

marie-turnor-lunch-clutchCroc-Effect Bucket Bag, $79.99 at Mango

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Fringed handbags made a name for themselves this fall on the runways of Altuzarra, Burberry Prorsum and more. When you’re looking for affordable options, try a rich autumnal shade. Neutrals and bright colors can look a little cheap in this price range.

halle watchPair this fun look with our Halle Silicone Watch for the full-effect.

 

 

 

 

J.Crew

jcrew-blue-clutchJ.Crew’s tassel clutch is perfect when you want a clutch that works for day and night. Plus, it comes in lemon as well as indigo (shown here).

 

Suede and Leather Tassel Clutch, $128 at J.Crew

Pair this look with something sparkly… like our Mia Drop Earrings for a fun look you’ll feel fancy about! E27521-2T

Get a Farm-to-Table Beauty Boost with These Great Brands

The farm-to-table beauty concept has extended well beyond the walls of high-end restaurants and boutique grocery stores to the beauty world as well. Organic fruits and veggies are no longer the only ‘organic’ thing consumers are worried about. Now that the light is being shined on all the harsh chemicals going into all our skincare, haircare, makeup products and more the organic beauty product movement is kicking off with a lot of gusto. We discovered some great organic beauty boosts that you may want to incorporate into your daily routine. Thanks to TheFashionSpot.com for the run-downs on these great brands! 

formulary_55Formulary 55

Farms: Washington and now Colorado

Brand Story: Founder Cordelia began with simple bath and body products handmade in her kitchen and sold at local farmers markets. She’s since moved to a larger space in Colorado where her products are sold in 11 countries.

Must-Have Product: The line’s seriously affordable bath tablets are just as relaxing for the mind as they are the skin. Formulated with almond oil, essential oils and epsom salts, the effect is a clear mind and brightened skin.

Milk & Honey Bath Fizzy, $6 at Formulary 55

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Farm: Tibet

Brand Story: Not only does the brand pride itself in using recycled plastics and partnering with the Forest Stewardship Council, it also has a direct relationship with the Himalayan villagers who harvest the sea buckthorn berry used in its face oil. The Dalai Lama has even recognized the company for its living wage and respectful treatment of its employees.

Must-Have Product: Sibu Sea Buckthorn 

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Farm: Leyte in the Philippines

Brand Story: VMV not only sources its ingredients from nature (like its coconut oil from a USDA-certified organic farm in the Philippines), but it prides itself in never adding fillers that are known to cause allergic reactions. It’s actually the only brand to provide rating system grades based on how many allergens the product doesn’t contain. In its 30 year run, less than 0.1 percent of consumers

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Farm: Upstate New York

Brand Story: Co-founder Mark Veeder discovered a unique flower growing at his home in upstate New York. After further analysis, he found the now named Echinacea Purpurea, GreenEnvy was rich in phytochemical compounds that fight the signs of aging and reduce pigmentation. The brand’s full collection (now available at Sephora!) also includes farm-friendly fare, such as kale, carrots

Blossom Jeju

Farm: Jeju, the largest island off South Korea

Brand Story: A main reason Korea is leading innovations in beauty is because of its approach to using natural, pure ingredients. Blossom Jeju taps camellia extract, a rich antioxidant, from the gorgeous island Jeju (so it’s technically not a farm), where it grows on the wind-swept cliffs.

Must-Have Product: The brand’s 100% Camellia Seed Dry Oil hydrates and illuminates a gorgeous glow without the greasy after-effect of most oils.

Blossom Jeju 100% Camellia Seed Dry Oil, $30 at Glow Recipe

Bottega Organica

Farms: New York and Italy

Brand Story: All of the products are formulated through a unique blend of pure, natural ingredients and concentrations of anti-aging medicinal plants harvested and processed in both Italy and upstate New York. The innovation behind the innovative approach is thanks to one of the co-founders, Dr. Andrea Alimonti, a world-renowned geneticist.

Must-Have Product: Ignore everything you’ve heard about oils being bad for acne-prone skin. The brand’s Anti-Blemish Oil uses the peel oil from oranges to soothe acne, while prawn sage fights bacteria.

Bottega Organica Anti-Blemish Oil, $68 at Bottega Organica

Must-Have Product: Sibu Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil is 100 percent pure, preserving skin’s tone and texture by repairing damage at a cellular level. Apply just a few drops to fingertips and dab onto your skin before your moisturizer.

Sibu Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil, $34.95 at Sibu Beauty

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Farm: South India

Brand Story: Founder Rikita Kapadia wanted a coconut oil that could be extracted from the fruit without heat (this takes a lot of its powerful antioxidants with it!). The brand’s unique process picks fresh organic coconuts from the Cocovit coconut farm and formulates a richer, fresher oil sans heat.

Must-Have Product: Its first (and signature) product, Cocovit Coconut Oil, is multipurpose. Apply to your hair, skin and cuticles for non-greasy hydration.

Cocovit Coconut Oil, $38 at Cocovit

Smart Idea- A Healthy Happy Hour

200278039-001If you’ve fallen into the bad habit of planning your weeknights around which happy hour event you should attend then we are here to help with a healthy happy hour! While the appealing post-work happy hour Margarita Monday, Taco Tuesday or Wine Wednesday is great once in a while – it’ll leave you feeling lackluster once you realize your fitness and diet goals are severely slacking among all those empty calories and tasty fried bites. But there is a great way to use those after-work hours for something good and studies show that the hours of 4-6pm are actually best for peak athletic performance so instead of pouring another cocktail dig into an adrenaline kick instead at the gym!

Part of the appeal of going to happy hour is that you get to chat with friends! Well after a great workout you can stop by to grab a smoothie or healthy fresh green juice. That way you have the social experience as well as the treat to look forward to. Working out in a small group is more fun and helps you actually work harder than you would on your own so join a class or small group training session to get the most benefit. Fit friends are fun friends so grab a buddy and get moving!

Reframe how you ‘celebrate’ things. If you usually celebrate with cocktails and a slice of cake try celebrating with a great, blood pumping workout and a healthful fresh pressed juice after! You will have the better end of the deal every time because unlike that cake that will slow you down, that workout will fire you up and give you long-lasting energy and a sense of euphoria like nothing else can.

Banish a blue mood simply by moving your body. If you sit down and start eating it may feel good for a little while but the longer lasting effect is self-loathing and a bigger number on the scale. Both of which you will not feel good about so bust the blues by heading to the gym, taking a powerwalk at your lunch break or doing a few squats and lunges around the office. You don’t need fancy fitness equipment to get the benefit of moving your body – you just have to get up!

And remember, MODERATION is the key to everything in life. A little of something you enjoy paired with an overall healthy lifestyle is the best way to tackle your fitness goals. You can never stick to the ‘no ____ ever again’ rule because forever is a super long time and we’re human – we love treats! So reward yourself every now and then but stay focused the other 80% of the time and you’ll be just fine.

Reward yourself right now with a wallet-friendly accessory that will last longer than any cocktail and will always look good on a healthy body! Here are our favorites of the week:

unique necklace Neva Necklace – Elegant sophistication for every outfit! 

 

 

 

 

 

long tassel necklaceChic long tassel necklace comes in burnished silver- great for day or night. 

 

 

 

 

unique drop earringsThese super cute drop earrings feature filigree metal for a fun look.

 

 

 

pearl spiral ring Glam-up your finger with this fun pearl spiral ring! 

 

Fall Makeup Trends from the Runway to You

With the changing colors of the leaves also comes changing makeup shades and trends – after all, you can’t wear soft summer pastels with the darker shades of fall. And what better way to see what’s trending than by scoping out what the pros at Fashion Week are doing! Considered the melting pot of future beauty trends, it’s easy to see what’s going to be huge for fall when observing beauty looks on the runways. From eggplant lips at Marc Jacobs and Marchesa to graphic eyeliner designs at DKNY and Suno, the beauty experts at TheFashionSpot.com zeroed in on some great, totally doable trends for fall. And while some looks are better suited for the runway, we’re also giving you the inside scoop on how to get the looks, although a little more subtle, at home. Without further ado, check out the hottest eye, cheek and lip looks for the season. Try these out and post pics on our Facebook and Twitter pages- we’d love to see your fall glow!

marcjacobs dark lipsAt Marc Jacobs (left), eggplant-colored lips were the center focus of the makeup look. And after seeing it also make an appearance at Giles and Marchesa, we’re pretty stoked about this vampy, 90s-inspired color for fall. It’s the perfect accessory for any knit or chunky sweater. To make it your own add a clear or pale gloss to soften the look and make it shine.

The biggest piece of advice for this fall (and pretty much always) is that it’s always about balance. If you do a strong lip, you don’t want to overdo it elsewhere. But if you’re not ready to go all out on the lips, opt for a gloss. This way you’re still able to get the same gorgeous color, but it won’t be as intense since glosses are typically less pigmented.

diffused-smokey-eyeThe smoky eye is back with a vengeance but there are some ways to soften it to make it doable at home, the office or out at night. From Diane von Furstenberg (left) and Nicole Miller to Monique Lhuillier, it’s evident that the standout bold look has been pared down for fall. Pat McGrath, Max Factor’s global creative design director, who coined the look a “diffused” smoky eye, created the look at DVF with kohl pencils in black and brown. And since it’s more on the relaxed side, it can be worn both day and night.

RXR0437C2-2TKick up the smokey look at notch with our Medora Spiral Ring– chic pearls and gold twist around your finger for a fiery look.

apres-glow-jcrewThis next look is by far the most demure and accessible of the fall trends. Makeup artist Troi Ollivierre created a gorgeous “flushed cheek” look on the models at J.Crew (left) and we think it’ll work for everyone. Expect this trend to be apparent for fall, as we also spotted the look at Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors.

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This softer look is gorgeous with our Oval Links Necklace – soft, yet sophisticated you can’t win day or night with this combo!

heavy-metal-tadashi-shojiFinally, metallic eyes were popular on the runway but while we adore this look, it’s not super practical to glue glitter or sequins to your eyelids (like at Tadashi Shoji) when going out at night — unless it’s New Year’s Eve. To get the look at home, opt for a metallic glitter eyeshadow shade. It will give the same effect without all the hassle. You can also apply a few pieces of chunky glitter around the edges of your eyelid, if you want to be more daring. Just make sure to get skin-safe glue.

Pair this metallic look with our Felicity Crystal Braceletfelicity crystal bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fabulous Ways to Reuse Old Scarves

If you have silk scarves balled up in your underwear drawer, winter scarves spilling out of your closet and summer scarves hanging on just about every hook, doorknob and doohickey in your bedroom, congratulations: You’re a class five scarf hoarder. According to TheFashoinSpot.com there are at least 15 fabulous uses for your old scarf stash. To make space for your new stash without getting rid of your old ones, there’s only one remedy — to DIY morning, noon and night. So round up your scarves, roll up your sleeves and get cracking. You’ve got work to do. Here are just some of the awesome ideas that The Fashion Spot came up with to get the ball rolling or the ‘scarf tying’ as it were.

framed-scarvesDecorate an empty wall by framing your old scarves and bandannas. Choose one large statement scarf as the focal point or select a group of color-coordinated scarves to make a wall collage.

 

 

 

 

 

scarf-vestVest -Blanket scarves and thicker, winter scarves make the best layering pieces. Jessamity will give you the complete tutorial on how to turn your scarf into a vest in no time.

Create a body pillow with your favorite scarf patterns. Grab a handful of scarves and patch them together with the help of Country Living U.K.

Another fun way to reuse a scarf in a pattern you still love is to turn it into a Hobo Bag. One of the reasons Hermes scarves are so popular is their versatility. One minute you can wear it as a turban, the next minute you’re toting it around like a handbag.

If you’re really crafty you can easily take a great scarf and turn it into a cute new pair of sandals! One pair of flip flops, one pair of scissors and two scarves are all you need to give your summer sandals a major facelift.

Headscarves are still super popular and an easy way to reuse a scarf you haven’t worn much. One of the easiest ways to upcycle your scarves are by wearing them as turbans. To learn how to tie a scarf 15 ways, click here.

henley cuff ring rasha split ring crossing leaves split ringNow that you’re armed with all these fabulous and simple ways to reuse your old scarves it’s time to add some NEW accessories to the mix as well! Brand new rings are in and priced to sell – all are under $15 each!

 

Easy Ways to Sweat Proof Your Makeup This Summer

sweaty makeupRunny, shiny makeup is a yucky way to spend your summer days so here are some easy tips to sweat proof your makeup this summer so you can get out and enjoy the heat and still look cool.

Stick to Long-Wearing Formulas

Cheaper formulas really don’t hold up as well during the summer. The trick to using cheaper formulas during the hotter months is getting them to go on smoothly, since they tend to be thicker and don’t melt as easily into the skin. Celebrity makeup artist Brett Freedman’s solution? “Apply while the skin is still dewy with moisturizer. It’ll spread beautifully, then set to a long-wear finish.”

Apply Eye Shadow With a Damp Brush

Wet your brush with a bit of water before dipping it into your eye shadow, Freedman suggests. “It dries to a nice glazed finish that lasts.”

Be Strategic Around Your Eyes

“I generally use foundation or tinted moisturizer around eyes to downplay and brighten,” explains Freedman. “Then I use concealer only on the inner, deep-set part of the eye. That way, you use less of the fuller-formula concealer.”

Spot-Treat Shine

Get rid of oiliness when you notice it—before it makes your makeup run. Freedman’s rule of thumb: “If you are wearing foundation, I like to touch up with a low-pigment powder like MAC Blot Powder and a tight brush. If you aren’t wearing foundation, go for blotting papers and films instead.”

Lock In Moisture the Right Way

“Moisturizing isn’t about adding oil to the skin,” says Aaron Tabor, M.D., author of Nutritional Cosmetics: Beauty From Within and physician researcher for Healthy Directions. “It’s about keeping moisture in. So use an oil-free or light moisturizer over damp skin and work from the inside out by drinking extra water to stay hydrated.”

Put On Your Antiperspirant at Night

“This gives the ingredients time to start working even before your day begins,” says Dr. Tabor.

Deal With a Sweaty Head ASAP

When you feel your hair begin to get damp, Freedman suggests reaching for dry shampoo, or try blotting with über-absorbing paper towels. “I know an actress who cuts one up into squares and keeps it in the gym bag so she can blot her hairline.”

Head Off Scalp Oiliness

If you’re an active person and you’re having problems controlling the oiliness of your scalp, it’s time to make a switch to shampoo for oily hair, says Dr. Tabor—even if you don’t normally classify your hair as oily.

Switch Your Mascara Formula

Waterproof mascara will stay put longer. Sensitive eyes? Freedman suggests looking for a weatherproof—not waterproof—formula. It’s a bit easier to remove.

Get Thee a Primer

For days when you really want to make sure your makeup stays put, it’s time to turn to primer. You can wear it under your foundation or use Freedman’s genius trick: Mix a touch with full-formula foundation to give a tinted moisturizer feel with the added staying power of the primer.

And don’t forget the best summer accessories to accent your flawless new look- right here at AssuredAllure.com!

The Best Acne Products According to Consumer Reviews

At any age acne is a bummer! And finding the best acne products can be a pain, not to mention super expensive as prices range from $2.00 to $100 for high end brands. But consumers have weighed in and here’s a list we found at The Fashion Spot.com that explains the best of the best from real-life users. Get ready to zit-zap faster than ever before!

  1. Mario Badescu Skin Care- drying lotion – Cost: $17.00 – Available at Ulta, Nordstrom and Amazon
  2. clinique acne treatmentClinique- Acne Solutions oil-control cleansing mask – Cost: $21.00 – Available at Nordstrom, Macy’s, Saks Fith Avenue, Sephora, Dillards, Etc.
  3. Philosophy- Clear days ahead – Cost: $39.00 – Available at Sephora, Macy’s and Philosphy.com
  4. Murad acne cleanserMurad Clarifying Cleanser- Cost: $28.00 – Available at murad.com, Ulta, Beauty.com, Sephora
  5. kate somerville acne treatmentKate Somerville- EradiKate Acne Treatment – Cost: $24.00- Available at Nordstrom, Sephora, QVC.com
  6. Dennis Gross- One Step Acne Eliminating Pads- Cost: $38.00 – Available at beauty.com, amazon.com, Sephora
  7. Peter Thomas Roth- AHA/BHA Acnes Clearing Gel – Cost: $33.00- Available at Sephora, Ulta, Amazon and BeautyBay.com

Now that your skin will be clear for summer, highlight your new glow with some fabulous fashion jewelry essentials! We are celebrating our 1-year anniversary this week with a week-long site wide sale! Get 20% off all fashion jewelry site wide through Monday August 3rd!

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