Give the gift of beauty

Chronic Beauty 2016

This is the season of giving. Earlier today I made a post about celebrating Giving Tuesday more than one day. This is the season of giving. and if we are truly going to celebrate the spirit of giving then it should include giving that will impact the lives of others in a positive way all year long so I am happy to welcome you to the 2016 Holiday Giving Series.

Our first feature is the Chronic Beauty Campaign , a program created by Lyme Warrior to raise awareness for those that suffer daily with chronic illness. The Center for Disease, Control, and Prevention website reports that “As of 2012, about half of all adults—117 million people—had one or more chronic health conditions.” Which means you or someone that you know suffers from some type of chronic illness. I have battled with Chronic Migraines since my earlier twenties so I know first hand how struggling with a health issue that the world can’t see impacts your life.

The Chronic Beauty Campaign offers you the chance get into the spirit of giving this season via The Chronic Beauty cosmetic bag or calendar which is available for  purchase via their website.

The  Chronic Beauty calendars features a different women battling chronic illness each month. Conditions featured in the calendar include: Cerebral Palsy, Severe Asthma, Lupus, Essential Tremor, Stroke, Diabetes, Chronic Migraines, Degenerative Disk Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Kidney Disease/Diabetes, Lyme Disease, and more.

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GIVE! GIVE! GIVE!

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This is the time of year that most people are running around trying to get the best deals to give the best gifts, but how about giving a gift that will last all year (and maybe beyond). We think about The day after Christmas Shopping, We sit in front of the computer for Cyber Monday and a few years back we were introduced to Giving Tuesday. I was traveling on Tuesday, (be sure to check out my upcoming Monday post) and in my travels I was reminded of giving at every stop.  During this holiday season I will be sharing various groups and organizations that will benefit from your giving. Stay tuned my feature will be this evening.

POPSUGAR: MUST-HAVE BOX NOVEMBER 2016…. Give the gift that gives all year

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There is not turning back now. The holiday shopping season in in full swing and believe it or not you have less than 30 days to find a gift that will make a lasting impression.  If you are like most people you may have a hard time making a choice on that perfect gift. If you have a picky stylista/beauty lover on your shopping list you may want to try something different for them this year. Subscription boxes like the Must-Have box from POPSUGAR can very easily solve all you problem for the trend setter on your list.

Each month the person in your life will be gifted with amazing items. This month is a great example of the diversity that you will find in the Must-Have box from POPSUGAR. The November box was truly a gift of jewelry, home decor, festive holiday ideas, and eats, but that was just this month. The wonderful thing is it changes each month so it’s like Christmas day once a month and who doesn’t love that?. Check out my review from last month to see want was in the October box.

I have happily made use of every item in the November box. My personal favorite was the Oogie’s Gourmet Toffee Popcorn because it kept me moving during the start of the holiday season and it tastes amazing.

Kendra Scott Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in White Pearl : Suggested Retail: $50

Pehr- Chambray Runner Wine: Suggested Retail: $44

Stowaway Cosmetics– Dawn to Dusk Palette: Suggested Retail: $25

AJ Goods: Nest Wire Bowl: Suggested Retail: $35

Meri Meri– Star Party Picks: Suggested Retail $8

Oogie’s Snacks– Oogies Gourment Toffee Butter Popcorn: Suggested Retail $ 2.99

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Web Window Shopping: Natural Girls United

Thanksgiving is the green light for the Christmas/holiday shopping season to begin. As most people make their list and check it twice in hopes of finding that great holiday gift for the female in their life I would like to offer some friendly advice on a perfect gift that celebrates that HUE female in your life. One that truly gets to the heart of being a black girl/ woman. Let me introduce you to Natural Hair United. It is doll collection like none other.

Photo Credit/Screenshot: Natural Hair United website.

 Photo Credit/Screenshot: Natural Hair United website.

I came across Natural Girls United last year and I have been hitting to everyone that I know that if they wanted to get me a gift that I will love and display with pride all year long then they need to look no further than these amazing creations. I am a firm supporter of young girls (and boys) have toys that represent them. I am blessed that my Mom & Dad made it a point to provide me with dolls that looked like me. At it is for this reason I am madly in love with the dolls that Natural Girls United create. It is more than just a doll in my eyes. It is a way for young girls to see and understand that beauty comes in all shades, sizes and hair textures. These dolls make me want to cry and smile all at the same time because they offer a true celebration of black beauty.

 

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True Beauty Tuesday: AJ Crimson

 

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WOW! was the reaction that I had when I clicked onto the AJ Crimson website for the first time. WOW! WOW! WOW!.  The colors just popped off the website. I personally love color, and I have to admit it is hard to find colors that “pop” and don’t drop color after a long day. Sometimes beauty products for women of color then to look a bit dull when shopping online which makes it hard to pick a color that will match your skin tone. AJ Crimson truly lit up my computer screen with amazing hues that reminds me that was women of color we can wear color and wear it well!

If you too are in love with the colors seen below you need to visit their website and social media pages (see below)  and check out their holiday sales. *hint* Check out their all Black Friday Weekend Sale

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Media Monday: Thank You Gwen Ifill

 

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Gwen Ifill

I don’t think that there are words to express all that Gwen Ifill has done for media. Her class, talent, and professionalism set the standard in media. I never had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Ifill, but I felt like I knew her. Over the last few days I have watched media professionals from several networks struggle with saying “Goodbye” to a living legend. In a world of reality stars seeking instant fame and glory for doing nothing Ms. Ifill reminded us daily what can happen when a gloriously, humble, and talented woman stepped in front of the camera….she can change the world for the better.

Rest in Glory Ms. Ifill. There will never be another like you. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. This little girl will be forever inspired.

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Sunday Style: Enter to win a Luxe by Mr. Bubble Gift set

 

 

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Enter to win Ladies night in gift set.

It’s the start of a new week so let’s start it with Style! Last week during True Beauty Tuesday and Web Window Shopping Wednesday we introduced you to Luxe by Mr. Bubble. Well as promised we have a great surprise for hue!

We have partnered with Luxe by Mr. Bubble for a holiday giveaway. That’s right you get a chance to experience everything you have heard of for yourself.

 

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To enter the giveaway follow the instructions below.

  • Follow me on Twitter @MsSophiaStyles
  • Comment of this post with your Twitter handle along with a brief comment about why you would like to try Luxe by Mr. Bubble.

Winners will be announced the day after Thanksgiving.

Disclosure: Luxe by Mr. Bubble sent me products to try, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.

  • This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
  • Giveaway cannot be exchange for cash value with the brand or the blog A Stylish Hue or owners.
  • A Stylish Hue  and the brand (Luxe by Mr. Bubble is not responsible for items lost due to postal error.
  • The winner will be contacted by Twitter (DM)
  • Must be 18 years of age to enter
  • Winner must forward mailing address to the owner of the blog to get gift.
  • Winner results are final
  • By entering you allow the blog owner and blog the right to tag you on social media
  • All correspondence will occur via electronic methods.
  • Blog owner, blog, and brand not responsible for any allergic reactions (if they should occur)
  • Winner must not resell gift or use it in another blog giveaway
  • All parties enter of their own free will
  • Only one (1) entry per Twitter handle.
  • Includes gift set only. No other product or image that are shown on website.
  • One one (1) gift set per winner.

Web Window Shopping: Luxe by Mr. Bubble

Welcome back beautiful hues! Yesterday I introduced you to Luxe by Mr. Bubble. It’s our first in our holiday beauty and gift edition.  Today I want to share you will the products that my team and I had the wonderful pleasure of testing. Let’s begin with OMG!  Like I hinted to yesterday everyone was excited to try these products, but what I found just as interesting as the products was than  was the reaction of other people that didn’t know members of the team was using a new product. Everyone received nice complements about how wonderful their skin looked and smelled. Below are just a few of the reactions from the team.

Bubbletini Bath Bombs:  “Just what I needed…I felt like the bath bombs just bombed away my bad day.”

Shine On Lip Balm: “It’s easy to carry and easy to use.”

All Buttered Up Butter: “People keep telling me my skin has a glow and I love it hearing that!”

One of the things that I look for in our Web  Window Shopping series is a product that grabs my eye. The colorful pink, teal/green, and peach colors gently remind you of warmer days while offering you a reason to soak of the cozy feeling of the season. The other top factor in picking a brand for Web Window Shopping is of course the ease of getting the product. You can find the limited edition of  Luxe products by Mr. Bubble exclusively at Target. You can also find additional products at Ulta or on their website.

Be sure to check by for the Sunday Style edition to learn how you can experience these products in our first of the season holiday giveaway.

 

Disclosure: Luxe by Mr. Bubble sent me products to try, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.

True Beauty Tuesday: Luxe by Mr. Bubble

Luxe by Mr. Bubble

Luxe by Mr. Bubble

It’s that time of year.  The holiday shopping season. Our first True Beauty Tuesday holiday gift idea is from a company that we all know and love.

Every now and again you come across a product that not only amazes you, but everyone you share it with and in some cases even the people that you don’t share it with notice a change in your skin… When people talk about a positive change in your skin and only have great things to say about your new found “glow” You know that you have found a truly outstanding product. Sound to good to be true? Well, I’m being 100 with you. Over the last few months my team and I have been falling passionately in love with Luxe by Mr. Bubble. Yup, you read it correct Mr. Bubble…that childhood favorite that made bath time simply amazing. You can now enjoy the same feeling of bliss that you did from your younger days. If in all the holiday hustle and bustle you want to have a  truly nostalgic  moment I highly suggest Luxe by Mr. Bubble.  You are probably wondering why? Right? You are probably thinking that in the sea of beauty products  that women have to choose from this fall and holiday what makes this one so special.  The “Hue” team has been testing products since early fall and it’s now a week from Thanksgiving and the products that we tested have held true during the change of seasons.

The team and I test several products on women of different ages and backgrounds and everyone pretty much had the same reaction. “Where can I get these products?” If you are looking for some great products for the holidays for the woman in your life or as a gift for yourself stay tuned. Tomorrow we will dive into the products and how you can purchase them.

 

Disclosure: Luxe by Mr. Bubble sent me products to try, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.

 

 

 

Sunday Style: POPSUGAR Must Have Box October 2016

 

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Have you ever received something in the mail and become so into it that you forgot about all that you needed to do? Well, that has been me the last week or so with the October 2016 Must Have box sent to me from POPSUGAR. Every time I think that POPSUGAR can’t outdo themselves they once again knock it out the park. Their subscription service is like none other and the October 2016 box does not disappoint. It screams “Hello Fall!”

Lisa Sugar- Power Your Happy – As a founding POPSUGAR Select Fashion member I was super happy that this book was apart of the goodies this month. This book is a very inspiration read. How do I know? I’ve already read it….I was blessed to attend the Power Your Happy event in New York City last month and this wonderful book was a great gift from Lisa Sugar….so I will be gifting the book to someone special in my life since they encouraged me to attend the event. Isn’t Karma amazing?!?

Henri Bendel Umbrella ($58)- OK, I must admit was all giggly after seeing a wonderful Henri Bendel in this box.

My Cup of  Coca  Dark Drinking Chocolate ($4.99)- Love it. Why? Uumm because it is gluten-free and yummy!screen-shot-2016-10-30-at-9-43-50-pm

Morning Culture Rise & Shine mug ($16)- Perfect for drinking my new favorite gluten-free drink in.

Revlon Color Stay Liquid Eye Pen ($8.99)- It’s Revlon….need I say more?

Make up Eraser ($12.00)- Because at the end of the day sometimes you just want to wash it all away.

Lalicious Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Wash ($28.00)- This product smells like heaven in a bottle. Period.

As October comes to a close and you start thinking of those holiday ideas. I would suggest the gift that keeps on giving (each month) A POPSUGAR Must Have box. You can order yours here.

I have excited to share a special coupon code to all my wonderful followers. Include the code SHOP5 (which never expires) to allow your readers $5 off their FIRST Must Have Box!

You can shop some of the items featured above on my ShopStyle page by clicking here.

Disclosure: POPSUGAR sent me this Must Have Box to try, all thoughts and opinions are always my own.