Yellow, Green, Purple

images-1This may seem like a stupid post to some of you but – I never took the time to understand why there are 3 colors of concealer + what they are for. I feel as a smarter beauty rep and part of Bona Clara I should know this kind of thing. So allow me to enlighten those of you who, like me, have not ever taken the time to understand the rainbow of flaw cover ups most make up brands have to offer.

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Apparently there is a method to the madness. Each of these colors are opposite each other on the color wheel and there for “cover up” or tone down the blemish.

Yellow, also known as Apricot in color, used to conceal bluish bruises, under-eye circles and mild red tones on the face.

Green is used to normalize yellow-colored skin imperfections such as sallow complexions and yellow bruises. It can also help conceal very dark under-eye circles and dark spots on bronze skin tones.

Purple is used to neutralize red tones on the skin. Use this for covering blemishes, zits, red blotches, rosacea, port-wine stains. Who would have thunk it… not me. Do you use colored concealers?

If I was a gambling (wom)an

Last night we promoted our second director, first senior director and I FINALLY promoted my first brand manager. This was followed up by a day of AMAZING calls with inspirational woman who are so hard working and smart it gives me goosebumps.

The feeling I get from working in the home office of Bona Clara is unlike anything I have ever felt before and I am pretty sure is what makes me so very in love with not only my job but this company and the direct sales industry in general.

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There is something about the woman in this industry that just belive in themselves, in the raw and un altered drive within their soul, they know whatever goal they set, if they want it bad enough they will get it. Surrounding myself with people like this is what makes me so excited to get up and go to work every day. The part of me that not just wants this to work but KNOWS it will work, its the belife in the oh so natural ambition that only certain people posses. I am so blessed to be a part of this company… cheers to the woman of Bona Clara!

xo

Frankie

 

Warby Parker

I have bee in the market for a new pair of glasses for a while but I just havent had the time to make an appointment! After my last eye apointment I thought I had picked a pair but when she called be back and said it was $650 I had to decline.

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Thats when a friend suggested Warby Parker. They have a great, home trial program where you can choose 5 frames and have them sent to you and have 5 days to try them on! Perfect for busy people like myself!

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You choose 5 frames from a wide variety, you can even upload a photo so you are able to see what they look like on your face! They are arrive in just a few short days, you can try them on, ask friends, even wear a pair or 2 for a few days and then choose one when you are ready, best of all they are under $100 for PRESCRIPTION glasses!! I have to say this is one of the most impressive shopping experiences I have had!

I cant wait for mine to come in the mail!

xo

Rockin Spring Bling

 

 

Stella Dot Spring Collection is out of this world… I have been so CRAZY busy I haven’t had a chance to share much of it…

A few pieces I am OBSESSED with are… this Fiona Bib Necklacefionabib_118

Katheen Necklace

This ancient symbol of womanhood shines in layered looks.

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I wear the Kimberly Necklace ALL the time
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Eden Bracele81bd4f56659d942ca9ad32ecc5d4d52eI Still have a few dates open in march for Stella & Dot Trunk Shows. Book with me on one of the “red door” dates and get a special piece of jewelry that’s written inside! My gift to you!

If you don’t live in the Boston area, no problem, we can host an online trunk show!!

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Stella Dot Spring Collection

The Stella Dot Spring Collection has finally arrived!! EKKKK and its 100% hands down my favorite yet!!

Part of the Garden Party Collection. French for ‘pretty’, the Jolie necklace is a joyful style with easy to wear appeal. In one of the key colors of the season, kelly green, this necklace pairs beautifully with both solids and prints and can be worn back to neutrals, whites, navy, or to your favorite pops of color.

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I cant wait to stack all of these puppies together!

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This 60s vintage-inspired piece is a unique statement pendant, channeling one part bohemian one part Palm Beach chic. This effortlessly stylish piece wardrobes beautifully with prints, solids, and a variety of necklines. Perfect accent for the classic white button down shirt.

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Part of the wonderlust collection. A luxurious, organic inspired statement neck- lace, the Fiona is an original hand drawn design. Features luminous bezel set ivory epoxy with over 200 handset pave stones. One of our style team’s favorites, the Fiona adds understated glamour and sparkle to any look.

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One of our style team’s favorites, the Fiona adds understated glamour and sparkle to any look. Lightweight statement earrings featuring luminous bezel set ivory epoxy with pave detail.

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Oh an I forgot to mention this is one of the best priced lines yet!!

AND…. hostesses for January receive an extra $50 in free jewelry! Have I mentioned I am OBSESSED with this line. I literally purchased every single thing on the site…. ops

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handmade, one off a kind, 100% silk + made in the USA

I am so excited to be able to show off these puppies made by my Mum She happens to be one of the MOST talented woman I know. These hand bags are her passion. She matches all of the fabrics, gathers the trim along the top and hand stitches the finishing touches. Each bag is unique – absolutely no duplicates!!

All these medium sized “Delaney Hand Bags” have a zipper and snap enclosure.

$60 + shipping

email me at francesca.desforges@gmail.com for details!

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adore this one – esp the bottom sheer gold and silver metallic

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The base of this one is to die for… hand beaded <3

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Fire Up You’re Fall

I spent the day yesterday with my Stella and Dot team at the annual “Fire up your fall event”. We were able to see all of the holiday line (to be released Oct 1) and I couldn’t be more excited!!! Its BEAUTIFUL! I am so excited to announce they have expanded into scarves and wallets too!

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Not to mention the exciting collaboration with Alice Temperley!

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Looking for a debut hostess for the new collection! Message me if you are interested!

xx

Francesca