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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Amuse Bouche by Bite Beauty VoxBox from Influenster

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a "sponsored post." The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to write it. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." All photos property of BITE Beauty, Kendo Holdings, or Sephora, excluding embedded social media posts. Links included in this post are affiliate links.

#TheAmuseBouche 34 shades, available @sephora and!

Posted by BITE Beauty on Monday, April 4, 2016

Influenster and BITE Beauty were amazing enough to send me three custom picks of the 34 new shades from #TheAmuseBouche Collection, sold exclusively at Sephora. Please see every shade below, in a photo from BITE Beauty Facebook via Allure magazine:

#TheAmuseBouche lipsticks by @madaberman for @allure

Posted by BITE Beauty on Thursday, March 31, 2016

BITE Beauty/Influenster gave me Pepper (Dusty Rose), Beetroot (Bold Berry), and Gazpacho (True Blue-Red) to use. They were sent to me in February, so it's been awesome testing them out the past two months with all of the different weather conditions due to the seasons changing. Incredibly, these super-moisturizing lipsticks have kept their color, their shape in the tube, and their moisturizing powers. Absolutely remarkable! Oh yeah, and I only have to apply ONE COAT and it lasts through a meal! I haven't had any feathering problems, either.

Each and every Bite product is made in a small batch - it allows control and the attention to detail needed when creating with real ingredients. Learn more at! #TheAmuseBouche

Posted by BITE Beauty on Sunday, March 20, 2016

I cannot imagine picking for myself any better colors. Of the ones currently offered, I can only think of a couple more that I would enjoy trying out: Sangria (Rich Fuchsia), Fig (Nude Rose), and Gin Fizz (Orchid Pink). In the photo below, I'm wearing Beetroot:

Do you own any of the BITE Beauty lip colors? Which lipstick shades are your favorite?

Monday, April 11, 2016

RVA event: Elements Beauty in Bloom on Tuesday 4/19

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Photo: Elements Beauty Shop

Happy Monday y'all! I'm thrilled to let you know about yet another awesome event coming to the RVA Metro - this time on Tuesday, April 19. This event is called Beauty in Bloom and it will be at Elements Beauty Shop in Carytown. You've read features about Elements Beauty Shop on WorthyStyle multiple times - and this event will definitely be another fun evening from 5:30 - 8:00 at their store.

Don't forget this promo code to save on orders!

A brand representative for Erno Laszlo, Julie, will be coming to the event from NYC to answer brand questions and skincare concerns. There will be gifts with purchase and some freebie giveaways! These products are incredibly luxurious so the potential for some fun add-ons are definitely worth the trip into the store. Here's some Erno Laszlo background:

The Erno Laszlo twice-a-day skin care regimen is customized for your unique skin personality. By following four simple steps, Erno Laszlo's innovative products will cleanse and exfoliate while replenishing and restoring your skin - giving you that famous "Laszlo Glow."

Erno Laszlo, a Hungarian dermatologist, earned a name for himself after helping Hungary's crown princess treat her acne in 1927. He then made his way to Hollywood where he created the Erno Laszlo skin care line for famous actresses including Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn and Grace Kelly. Elements Beauty Shop can help guide you to the right Erno Laszlo products for your skin personality.

Photo: my own

I have really loved using the Erno Laszlo brand. I was happy to hear that Elements Beauty Shop carries this brand, not just because of its incredible history, but also due to the fact that it's such an exclusive line for a store to actually carry. Having these brands in person and not just online is a major asset when it comes to having to periodically - seasonally - review your skincare options and concerns and get product recommendations. Having a local store with a skincare brand of that caliber is amazing. Plus, no animal testing!

Beauty in Bloom: Elements Beauty Shop event

I chose the products above because some are new-to-me which I cannot wait to try, and then others I love to use everyday during the warmer months.

  1. Erno Laszlo Light Controlling Lotion: This toner puts all others to shame. It has a light rose and clove scent. It does not burn, and it helps keep skin clear and breakouts at pay. Oil is checked by this effective yet gentle toner.
  2. Erno Laszlo Oil Control Day Lotion: The perfect moisturizer for summer. As I have said in previous posts, 'I have normal to combination skin (oily t-zone) and I'm so happy with this moisturizer! I love how lightly it applies and the texture it gives my skin. The scent is really faint and I don't notice it lingering at all. I typically use a blotting paper on my skin in the AM and PM, and this day lotion makes it so I don't have to use a blotting paper but once in the afternoon now! It hasn't impacted my skin negatively at all, and I am so happy with how well my makeup goes on overtop of this moisturizer. I just make sure to give it several minutes to sink in before applying makeup, setting spray, etc.' A year later and I'm still so happy that this moisturizer is my summer lotion.
  3. LATHER Sea Kelp & Ginseng All-Over Mask: I feel as though this product will be my friend when I go to the beach this summer. I've heard that it does incredible work on purging impurities and razor bumps from the skin.
  4. Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer: Love this lotion. I use it every night before bed. It does an incredible job of adding moisture as well as keeping my cuticles healthy.
  5. Erno Laszlo Phelityl Night Cream: I use this lightweight moisturizer nightly during the warmer months to keep my skin looking radiant and healthy. Hydration is no problem and my skin stays balanced.
  6. REN Bio Retinoid™ Anti-Aging Concentrate: I turned 30 last August, and I'm now in a place where I need to maintain a regular treatment like this one to combat signs of aging. You really need to be good about sunscreen when using a retinol or retinoid product, so be sure to apply apply apply sunscreen and keep your face covered all the time.

I hope to see you all on Tuesday 4/19 at Elements Beauty Shop!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

NPR One's Full Disclosure to host Young House Love benefiting CARITAS this Thursday April 7

Hey RVA and Cville readers! I have some news for you. Who is a fan of YHL? Who is curious about their story, their success, and their gradual downshift of social media presence (while still remaining active and publishing)? This Thursday at the Hippodrome in RVA you can hear it straight from them, via an interview with NPR One's own Roben Farzad for his show Full Disclosure. The tickets are only $50 and I say only because all of this night is for a great cause - CARITAS (RVA's largest provider of homeless services).

For me, I was late to the YHL train. I have kept WorthyStyle on here since 2008, and I didn't recognize YHL as an RVA-based home decor blog until 2011. At that time, I started reading them more regularly (mostly just fascinated when comparing my personal decor taste to theirs) after our wedding in 2012. What posts have always fascinated me the most? The things that I've often wondered but didn't have a friend or family member to ask about. Examples? Cloth diapering, building a deck and stairs, saving money when you have a baby, and adding tile around the fireplace. So, if you are interested (or obsessed) with Young House Love - I hope you'll support this great cause by attending this event. And be sure to let me know if you do - I'd love to say hi and connect.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Doors open at 6:30

Show begins at 7:30

Tickets are $50 and seating is general admission.

Click here to purchase your tickets today.

Full Disclosure, The NPR One show hosted by Richmond's Roben Farzad, hosts Young House Love's John and Sherry Petersik, the home improvement aficionados turned Internet rock stars.

Roben will lead a discussion about morphing a passion into a living; reclaiming life-work balance; the hazards of too much social media and everything else they learned along the way. This is the first Full Disclosure from Richmond's storied Hippodrome Theater, the vaudeville landmark built in 1913.
Come early for drinks and good conversation. Seating is limited.

A portion of ticket sales will go to CARITAS, which helps break the cycles of homelessness and addiction in the Richmond Community. Its Furniture Bank collects furniture and household items and distributes them to individuals and families in need.


CARITAS is Richmond’s largest homeless services provider in the Richmond area. CARITAS has four programs—The Emergency Shelter, CARITAS Works, The Furniture Bank, and The Healing Place—that help our most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction and reclaim their dignity. CARITAS’s Shelter is the largest and most inclusive shelter in Central Virginia, working with with 160 local congregations to provide temporary housing and resources to more than 700 individuals and families with children each year. Since its inception, the CARITAS Works program has provided job training and life skills to more than 400 men who have significant barriers to employment. About 900 families in need receive essential housewares and other furniture for their new homes each year via the Furniture Bank. The Healing Place boasts a high success rate of more than 70 percent thanks to its nationally known best practice model. Learn more at

To support its mission, the CARITAS Gathered Goods Marketplace sells furniture and household items, retro to chic. If you're looking for your next great antique find or your next DIY project, shop the online auction (new this month!) click here.

If you're interested in donating to the Furniture Bank to serve a family in need, click here to learn more. CARITAS even has a pick-up service for a small fee. Just call for an estimate!

About Young House Love

Sherry and John Petersik are the married duo who chronicle their home improvement adventures on the hit DIY blog Young House Love, which spawned two New York Times–best-selling books,Young House Love and Lovable Livable Home, as well as product lines sold by Target, Home Depot, Shades of Light, and more. They live in Richmond, Virginia, with their two young children and a feisty Chihuahua named Burger.