The A-List : Sydney Sullivan’s Summer Essentials

The A-List Summer Essentials Sydney Sullivan1. The Career Code by Hillary Kerr – “I’ve been reading the authors’ blog, Who What Wear, since its inception in 2006 so I’m excited to learn their advice on navigating your self-made career.”

2. Coola Organic Sunscreen – “When it comes to sunscreen, I’m very picky and pay close attention to the ingredients to avoid parabens, phthalates and other nasty stuff. I found Coola at Houppette and have been addicted ever since.”

3. S’well Insulated Water Bottle – “Because I’m constantly on the move, I always carry my own bottle of water with me. That way I can easily fill up at a local cafe. Plus, S’well keeps the water cold for so long!

4. Soliel Round Beach Blanket – “During the summer I try to be outside as much as possible so I always keep a beach blanket in my car. During a break from work, I’ll take it to sit on while my dogs play at the park.”

5. Krewe DuOptic St. Louis Sunglasses – “This sunglass style is so hot right now and I love it. No. 109 Shop in Kennett Square has a great selection of different colors to choose from.”

6. Rose Gonzales Bracelets – “I tend to wear more jewelry in warm weather because I’m not bundled up under layers of clothing. Bracelets are my easy go-to and I love these designs from Christina’s Unique Accessories and More. They’re boho meets New England prep, which I’m all about.”

7. Elan Off-The-Shoulder Top – “The off-the-shoulder trend is one of my favorites because I love to show off my shoulder and neckline. Plus, styles like this make you feel pretty without trying too hard. (I also found this at Christina’s Unique Accessories and More)”

8. Beaded Clutch – “I love a printed clutch with a pop of color in the summer. It’s great to mix and match with other prints.”

9. 7 For All Mankind Jean Shorts – “For me, jean shorts are always on rotation this time of year. I like the distressed look with a rolled hem, from Ellie, because I find that I can wear them with pretty much everything.”

10. Soludos Espadrille Sandal – “I’ve loved this brand for a while now but this summer they really stepped up the offerings. I especially love this pair because it ties up your ankle, which I think is fun and flirty for summer.”


R & R In Kennett Square and Chadds Ford

Are you looking for a little time out from your hectic schedule? Even if you only have 30 mins to spare, it’s important to take time out of our over-scheduled lives to treat ourselves. I, for one, don’t do it enough and it’s something I’m trying to get better at. It’s funny that self-care is sometimes that hardest thing to do. Here are a few of my favorite places to go for rest and relaxation in Kennett Square and Chadds Ford, PA (and beauty secrets too).

Chadds Ford Endermologie in Chadds Ford: Let’s face it, our faces take a beating. Gravity, pollution, exposure to too much sun, and aging all combine to cause wrinkling, dulling and sagging of the skin. Endermologie (facial and full body treatments) are non-invasive 100% natural skin workout that stimulates tissues at a cellular level, naturally restoring skin firmness as it smooths and detoxes. Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Penelope Cruz, Tyra Banks, Beyonce, Britney Spears, and Gwen Stefani are just a few of the A-List ladies who love Endermologie.

Lynn Victoria Skincare in Chadds FordLynn has been looking after my skin for over 5 years. Her services include medical and cosmetic skin care procedures to help you look and feel refreshed, revitalized and renewed. Rejuvapen causes the skin to produce collagen and elastin, which in turn minimizes fine lines and wrinkles while giving the skin an overall more youthful appearance. I have experienced amazing results.
lynn victoria skincare in chadds ford - social stylate

No 109 in Kennett Square: Our go-to place for everything fashion. Heather has an amazing sense of style and I can always count on her to find pieces that make me look and feel fabulous. Right now I’m loving the latest Ted Baker delivery, Sanctuary’s Rain In Paris trench coat and the whole Mother denim collection.

No 109 in Kennett Square

Houppette in Kennett Square: Skincare and cosmetics, lingerie and yoga gear; Houppette is a female shopper’s paradise. I can never visit without picking up a Fresh Sugar Lipstick or a new pair of Cosabella undies. If you need a hostess gift, Houppette has a beautiful selection of candles and diffusers from brands like Lafco, Diptyque and Antica Farmacista. 

Tata Harper at Houppett in Kennett Square - Social Stylate

The next time you find yourself looking for a shot of happiness and relaxation, head to this little piece of Chester County heaven. You deserve it!



Guest Blog Post: 5 Uncommon Eating Habits To Healthier Skin by Vaileria Dennis

Vaileria Dennis is a Health and Beauty expert. She has written various articles on Beauty and Makeup. In recent years, she has had an opportunity to research about Skin Rejuvenation. She is always excited to share her ideas related to Beauty care and Makeup Tips.

Healthy and Beauty Expert Vaileria Dennis

Your nutritional habits can directly impact on your skin’s appearance. For instance, every time dermatologist Ellen Marmur, MD, consumes chocolate, she experiences skin breakout after two days. Although she admits that it cannot be explained scientifically, she finds some resort in knowing that other people experience skin problems due to certain eating habits. Almost a third of people living with acne have seen the connection between what they consume and their blemishes. Marmur says that although they don’t have hard scientific facts about how food can improve or prevent skin problems, many dermatologists believe that diet can have an effect. Try these 5 uncommon eating habits to improve the health of your skin:

1. Strawberries
Habitual consumption of strawberries ensures an adequate supply of anti-aging vitamin C. Strawberries is richer in antioxidants than oranges or grape fruits. About a research published in the American Journal of Nutrition, people who consume foods rich in vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and look younger than those who don’t. Antioxidants derived from vitamin C fight free radicals in the body responsible for cell damage and collagen breakdown, which often leads to fine lines and wrinkles. If your goal is a better-hydrated and smoother skin, try some natural berry mast at least once every week, and eat foods rich in vitamin C, according to Ramona Ionescu, an aesthetician based in New York City’s Cornelia Day Resort.

2. Skin Health Omega3
Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties essential in regulating the systemic inflammation that triggers skin problems like premature aging, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne. Most of the diets out there consumed by vast population tend to be unbalanced in essential fatty acids. You can boost your skin healing process by increasing your dietary intake of omega-3 fats. Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids decrease inflammation, alleviating acne and other skin issues by reducing insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) while preventing hyperkeratinization of sebaceous follicles. Omega3 fatty acids obtained from fish oil have also been shown to be effective in treating skin conditions like psoriasis, pruritis, scaling, erythema, and atopic dermatitis.

3. Olive Oil
Olive oil has high anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Also, it can soften your skin and prevent dryness and scaling. When applied topically, olive oil gives a smoother and more radiant skin. It is stapled in healthy Mediterranean diet as it provides antioxidants for disarming free radicals while reducing inflammation caused by free radicals. As an added advantage of olive oil, it doesn’t clog pores like most commercial moisturizers that can worsen skin problems. Also, it enhances exfoliation with mild effects on your skin. Other than including olive oil in your daily diet, consider applying topically it as a lip gloss and skin soother. You can also use it on homemade facial masks or as a shaving cream.

4. Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate contain flavonols obtained from coco beans. Flavonols have been shown to be effective in boosting circulation. Nevertheless, chocolate contain compounds that trigger acne in some people, particularly those with sensitive skin types. Always go for the high quality dark chocolate to keep your skin hydrated and eliminate signs of premature aging. Don’t overdo it because chocolate is rich in calories, which can cause weight gain or pile up fat deposits under your skin exacerbating its condition. Only take an ounce of dark chocolate every day to enhance your skin’s appearance.

5. Orange Peel
In a recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Arizona, it was found out that people who consume citrus (orange or lemon) peel every week were 33% less likely to develop skin cancer than their counterparts who only took the juice. Although you may not appreciate the idea of eating grated citrus peel along with meals or salads, it is tasty and comes with many health benefits for your skin and body. Orange peel is effective in improving the skin due to ingredients like vitamin C, calcium, and dietary fiber. Orange peel has been shown to be effective in alleviating some skin problems including blackheads, fine lines, wrinkles, acne and blemishes. Also, it lightens dark circles, tones and brightens your skin when applied topically. Don’t forget to rub it on your nails to improve their shine.

Several factors including you eating habits can trigger skin conditions like premature aging, which is commonly characterized by fine lines and wrinkles. Practicing these five uncommon diets could be a direct ticket towards a beautiful and radiant skin. Their ingredients have been scientifically proven to be useful in fighting numerous skin conditions while benefiting your body in several ways. If you want a healthy skin, it calls for uncommon practices to attain your goals. There is no harm in trying out these habits though some in moderation to avoid shortcomings.

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Monday Makeover: Flawless Faux Tan

Monday Makeover: Flawless Faux Tan

We have written a lot in the past about the art of faux tanning. But, if you are like us, applying self-tanner to the face is a little daunting. We searched the web for some tips and tricks and stumbled upon this awesome post by PureWow. The step by step instructions were great! Our favorite piece of advice is to protect the hairline by applying a little bit of Vaseline around the hairline and eyebrows to prevent the lotion from seeping and streaking. Brilliant!