because you can plug into your iPhone/iPad/iPod
and charge up
on the go
they are super cute, functional & convenient + there's matching
phone cases and
portable speakers too
because we are all looking for the next hot new thing for our hair and skin
Panasonic has found that when utilizing its Nano technology Nano-Care for 8 hours continuous everyday for 28 days, the condition of skin and hair improved as moisture usually evaporated from skin is retained.
fuuvi jelly lens for cellphone and camera
because it allows you to create special filter effects with your smartphone and compact digital camera.
you just place the Jelly Lens over the camera lens and see the effect on your smartphone/digital camera screen.
perfect beachy waves
are a hot summer look
because you just spray it on, let your hair dry, and
get ready for some
About Cynthia Smoot
Cynthia Smoot is a partner at one of Dallas’ leading social media marketing firms, Gangway Advertising. She spends her days on sites like Facebook and Twitter creating interactive social media strategies for clients. At night, she hits the town to cover “Dallas’ hottest events and coolest people”. Oh So Cynthia is a lifestyle blog about Dallas and what makes it a fabulous place to live. From food to fashion, reality TV to charity galas, cultural events to business deals, this city is happening and Cynthia likes to be right in the middle of the action and take readers along for the ride! You can follow her on Twitter @OhSoCynthia and @GangwayAdv.
I was so glad to have the opportunity to chat one on one with BeautySnob.com’s Tina Craig at Dallas Intermix’s Fallon/Bag Snob Trunk Show. For you fashion fanatics, you might know her best as the BagSnob.com. And can you believe BeautySnob.com and BagSnob.com are only two of six spin offs?!? The other Snob blogs include CoutureSnob.com, JewelSnob.com, ShoeSnob.com, and TotSnob.com. (And yes, she’s as amazing as you’d imagine a fashion/beauty blogging mogul would be!) Check out the cheeky Q&A below:
SS: Ok, seriously….bagsnob.com, beautysnob.com, couturesnob.com, shoesnob.com, jewelsnob.com, totsnob.com — how do you find the time to cover it all??
Tina Craig: It’s all the things we love and everything I’ve always obsessed about and once we started one blog it was very natural to just keep going.
SS: What are your current beauty essentials or obsessions right now?
Tina Craig: Oh my gosh, I’m obsessed with Le Metier de Beauté Concealer! It has retinol in it so it’s a treatment and a concealer and corrector, all in one. I’m also obsessed with Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Peel. People tell me I look like Hannibal Lecter when I wear it because it’s all red and scary-looking. But it makes my skin look amazing!
SS: Ok, if you had to pick between leaving the house wearing gorgeous, head-turning makeup and a mediocre handbag….or zero makeup and the most amazing handbag ever…which would you choose?
Tina Craig: [laughs] Zero makeup and an amazing handbag. Definitely!
SS: What else is on the Snob horizon? Food Snob? Travel Snob?
Tina Craig: No, with our six current snobs, we’re done. But we are launching a denim line with [premium denim maker] DL1961 this fall. [The concept] is seven essential jeans for seven days of the week.
To learn more about Bag Snob’s upcoming denim line, you can get the complete details via WWD. And for your daily “Snob” fix (whether it be beauty, handbags, shoes, jewelry, or couture) go to BagSnob.com.
Sasha is the editor-in-chief and founder of Crows’ Feet, Cupcakes, and Cellulite: a cheeky
beauty blog that offers proactive tips on head-to-toe beauty from the latest in skincare to the
newest body treatments to the hottest makeup trends - all with a big dose of wit and moxie.
Dinner Party Etiquette
By: Etiquette Expert
Everyone loves a fabulous dinner party and there are a few key tips that lead to success for any host
Exceptional first impressions are essential for your guests – so remember to indulge all their senses.
Scent – select wonderful candles and spray that smell delicious. Never use scented candles on your
dining table it will compete with the aroma of dinner.
Sight – candles also play a large role in creating the mood of the party. Also displays of beautiful
florals in strategic locations throughout your home is a special touch. Make sure your flowers
are not at a height of distraction on your dining table. If so, your guest will not be able to see over the flowers to carry
on conversation with the guests across the table.
Sound – select the perfect music to accommodate the celebration. Make sure to turn the music to a level that does not
overpower the conversation at the dining table.
For the invited guest:
BE ON TIME! It is a huge faux pas to be late for a dinner party; however, if you have an emergency, call immediately to let the host/hostess know you will be late. As soon as you receive the invitation, let the host/hostess know if you are allergic to any foods, pets, or scents. Bring a host/hostess gift. (Do not bring flowers unless they are in a vase.) This is a small token of appreciation for the time and effort of hosting the party. Everyone—turn your cell phone on manner mode. (Must I say this again? . . . Yes, I must!) Never bring a guest with you without getting prior approval from your host/hostess. Do not start to eat until everyone has been served and your host or hostess picks up his or her first utensil. Do not dominate the conversation(s) at the dining table. Allow others to talk, too! Make it a point to talk to the person on each side of you for the same amount of time. Compliment the host/hostess on the food. (Don’t go overboard—your compliments will sound insincere!) Pace yourself—never eat faster or slower than everyone else. Never eat and run; stay to visit after the meal. Remember, if you must drink—know your limit on alcohol and do not go over it. Write a thank-you note to the host/hostess immediately afterwards.
For the host/hostess:
Invite each person at least two weeks in advance—that is, if you want to be considered a good host and hostess. Meet each guest at the door—the welcome sets the tone for the entire night. Make proper introductions. Sit on each end of the table, or across from each other at a round table. Instruct the guest of honor (should you have one) to sit to your right. Take into consideration each guest’s personality so the conversations will flow. In other words, do not seat two introverts side by side, and you should not put two drama queens together. Also, remember to seat your guests male/female and to seat couples apart. Place cards are appropriate so your guest knows where to sit, or verbally tell each guest their designated seat. The host/hostess should remember that he or she is not required to open gifts in the presence of company (also, you are not required to send a thank-you note for this gift!) FYI--You know you are not a candidate for “Socialite of the Year” if you have a BYOB dinner party or a potluck dinner!
Joy Weaver is renowned etiquette expert and author of “Just Ask Joy… How to Be Socially Savvy in All Situations.”
Her book is highly endorsed by Jean and Zig Ziglar. Joy is a regular guest on ABC’s Good Morning Texas and the CBS/11 Early Show. Ms. Weaver is nationally published, and has been featured on ABC’s “The View,”
in the Associated Press, New York Times, USA Today, Dallas Morning News, and The Dallas Business Journal.
Protocol Enterprises/Just Ask Joy is based in Dallas, Texas and has been serving clients across the country since 2000.
Savvy Texas Magazine's
Beauty Editor at Large
BeautySnob.com’s Tina Craig Talks Beauty With Crows’ Feet, Cupcakes, and Cellulite
Sissy's Southern Kitchen & Bar: Come Sit a Spell
Well, fiddle dee dee! I do declare that I have found a new place to sit a spell and sip a mint julep.
Lisa Garza, a former contestant on The Next Food Network Star and owner of Lisa Garza Taste Studio, newest endeavor is Sissy's Southern Kitchen.
“The concept is inspired by my Southern roots. I was born in Memphis and raised by an old-school Southern daddy,” Garza says. “I have worked in and around the fine dining scene for almost 20 years—Sissy’s will be a slight departure. I want to build a fun place that feels like home in the South with great food, awesome drinks and friendly service.”
Garza hand-selected Chef Jeffery Hobbs, her dear friend and partner at Suze for seven years, to execute her culinary vision. If you only order one thing - you MUST get Sissy’s fried chicken: a choice of white or dark meat prepared in a house-blended brine and soaked in buttermilk. It is so damn good that we were literally fighting for pieces at our media luncheon. And at the grand opening event, Drew Ginsburg ate at least 5 pieces right in front of me and then lamented about how he was going to have to call his trainer first thing the next morning. But, it was so worth it, wasn't it Drew...
Expect other Southern staples like corn fritters with whipped honey butter, whole fried okra, chili fried oysters and rémoulade, shrimp and white cheddar-green onion grits, Low Country gumbo, chicken and waffles topped with black strap molasses, and slow-cooked beef short ribs. The desserts were my least favorite part of the menu. Nothing blew my skirt up. Keep to the apps and entrees and you will not be disappointed. The bar program features old-school Southern cocktails and a vodka “tea bar” that consists of crystal urns filled with signature tea-infused punches.
Sissy’s Southern Kitchen & Bar is located at 2929 North Henderson Avenue and will be open for dinner
Monday through Wednesday from 5 p.m. to midnight, and Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 214.827.9900
For those who constantly fight frizzy, unruly hair, the word Keratin can make a girl downright giddy. We (who belong to the not-another-humid-day-again
club) know that Keratin helps tame frizzy tresses like nothing
else. So when I had the chance to try nuNAAT’s Brazilian
Keratin line you can bet my locks were jumping for frizz-free joy.
So move over Kim Kardashian. Here’s the oh-so-silky scoop:
Beauty 411: The secret to this amazing collection? Balance. nuNAAT
Brazilian Keratin collection restores and intensifies hair's nutritional balance,
leaving it super smooth and strong. Unlike typical animal-based keratins,
nuNAAT's Green Keratin formula stays in your hair longer and is more
resistant to rinsing. The end result? This wonder line promotes major
hydration, giving hair a major shine.
Product line details:
Deep Moisturizing Shampoo ~ Formulated with mild surfactants, Green Keratin and amino acids, all of which provide deep cleansing without being abrasive. Designed for daily use. Sodium chloride free.
Deep Conditioner ~ Contains high-capacity conditioning ingredients so hair is easily untangled. Their exclusive formula contains Green Keratin and amino acids that reduces frizz and tames unruly hair.
Liquid Keratin Leave-In Reconstructor ~ A non-rinse formula designed to replicate the look of a fresh salon keratin treatment.
Intense Hair Mask ~ A weekly deep conditioner, this keratin-intensive hair mask fills in cracks in the hair fibers for renewed life and shine.
Serum Ultra Shine ~ Their special silicone formula creates a film that protects hair against environmental damage, keeping it moisturized and providing extra conditioning, more shine and increased flexibility.
Beauty bottom line: Getting consistently shiny, super-smooth locks has never been so easy. And the insanely cheap budget-friendly price tag makes this Keratin line a no-brainer. (Or would that be no-tresser?) Eat your heart out, Kim K.!
You can find nuNAAT Brazilian Keratin products ($4.99+) at Walgreens, Drugstore.com, select salons, beauty supply stores, or via nuNAAT’s website. Happy smoothing....
Sasha Stubblefield, Savvy Texas Magazine's Beauty Editor at Large, is a freelance writer and creator of beauty blog Crows' Feet, Cupcakes, and Cellulite. For your daily dose of head-to-toe beauty you can follow Sasha on Twitter and Facebook.
A Brazilian Keratin Line That Won’t Break The Beauty Bank? Finally!
photo credit: james edward photography
Dallas Intermix's Manager (and my personal BFF), Denise Perez