Beauty Lovers Day

NaturaBisse-BeautyLoversDay2015-StyleofSam1Earlier this month, I was privileged to experience a Natura Bissé Diamond Rose Energy Facial at Neiman Marcus.  A marvelous hour of pampering for my face, décolletage, and upper arms happened in the Destino Barcelona Room with the help of Natalia, the brand trainer.  What a treat!  My skin felt refreshed and restored, and my face had a beautiful glow.  It was EXACTLY what I needed and would be a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day.  Hint hint!  

Today marks a SPECIAL DAY for the brand, BEAUTY LOVERS DAY!  Natura Bissé created Beauty Lovers Day to celebrate the brand’s consistent commitment to beauty and skincare.  April 23rd is a very significant date in the brand’s hometown, Barcelona; a day of heroes and legends, in which love, roses, books and culture are celebrated.

To celebrate this year, Natura Bissé will be introducing a the luxurious sensorial Diamond Rose Ritual, the facial that I experienced this month!!  The face and body treatment gently exfoliates, lifts, tightens, and sculpts the skin through indulgent massage techniques and ingredients that stimulate the skin’s cells from the inside out.  The treatment is 60 minutes long and is for the face & upper body.

Let me take you step by step…

1. CLEANSING and RESURFACING // The cleansing ritual utilized the Diamond White cleanser and toner, a mix of natural sugars and pomegranate, to prep the skin.  The 3-step GLYCO 3 PEEL, exclusive to the brand, is applied next.  The Glyco Extreme Peel is the home version.  {FYI, I did feel some tingling for 30-45 seconds when the first step was applied, and I did have some minor peeling after the facial for a day.}

2.  ACTIVATION // The Diamond Experience Nectar is massaged on the face to stimulate metabolism, oxygenation, and BONUS has an anti-wrinkle effect!

3. REGENERATION // The massage CONTINUES {I was really enjoying myself} with the Diamond Experience Essence and a massage technique that promotes lifting and a remodeling effect.  The Essence restores moistures and boosts firmness with a bio-regenerating action.

4.  SCULPTING MASK // This last step is spectacular!  Diamond Rose Mist is sprayed on and then the micronized algae mask is applied all over the face {including over your eyes}!!  It’s almost like a “plaster” that seals in all the beneficial effects of the previous steps.

5. ARMS // Diamond Rose Scrub enriched with diamond dust is massaged to gently polish the skin.  The massage is completed with the Diamond Rose Mist and Diamond Rose Oil to provide a veil of luminous touch.  {And it was beautiful… I noticed my arms were glowing “in a good way” after the experience.}


Natura Bissé is also launching a Limited Edition Diamond Absolute Damask Rose Body Oil available to customers ONLY today, April 23rd.  The ultra-nourishing damask rose oil is infused with grape seed and rosehip oils.  {Those are rich in omega 3 and 6 and are incredibly repairing for the skin with anti-aging, anti-stress and antioxidant properties.}  Up until now, the product has only been given to the brand’s VIP clients.


  • Oil and perfume in one.
  • Exquisite ultra nourishing and moisturizing dry oil, extremely restorative.
  • Rapidly absorbing oil, it leaves an elegant satin finish.
  • It reveals spectacularly smooth, supple, silky skin.
  • Damask rose oil has anti-aging, anti-stress and antioxidant properties.
  • It envelops the body in a luxurious floral fragrance for a wonderful sensation of well-being.


  • Damask rose absolute: obtained from Damask roses from Morocco, it has multiple regenerating properties, and provides an intense aromatherapeutic effect
  • Nutri-veil oil: an extraordinarily softening oil that provides intense long-lasting hydration and comfort, with no oily residue
  • Grape seed oil: extremely rich in omega 6, it deeply nourishes skin. Enriched with natural tocopherols, which provide antioxidant properties
  • Rosehip oil: extracted from the seeds of wild roses, it is very rich in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants. S moothes, deeply moisturizes and provides suppleness. Its regenerating, healing power enhances skin restoration
  • Sunflower oil: extracted from sunflower seeds. The quality and richness of its fatty acids and vitamin E provide extraordinary antioxidant, restoring and nourishing properties

Happy Beauty Lovers Day my friends!  May you celebrate beauty and love!

A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.  All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too. -Miranda Kerr

Rxoxo, Sam

From Grandma with Love // Floral Dress

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Photography by Angie Garcia

Happy Wednesday lovely peoples!  It’s time for another FROM GRANDMA WITH LOVE post.  This is a beautiful dress and jacket set that was given to me in TWO colorways!  The other set takes on an orange hue.  I wore this to church last month with silver accessories to jazz it up and give it a modern take.   Plus, the floral print is darker and needed something bright to “even it out”.   Sometimes, pairing the unexpected will give you great results!

BTW, didn’t you love the most recent Chic at Every Age in All White?  We have so much fun shooting for those posts!  AND… check out what I’m using for the Fringe Factor in the latest Fort Worth Magazine Fashion blog post!


FROM GMA WITH LOVE floral dress & jacket || FANTASIA hoop earrings || PREMIER bracelets || CAMBRIDGE SATCHEL CO silver classic c/o {in a happy yellow} || B BRIAN ATWOOD joelle heels via Last Call {similar on Amazon} || PRADA baroque sunglasses || TOM FORD aphrodisiac lipstick

Rxoxo, Sam

Chic at Every Age // All White Looks

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Photography by Mary Summers

It’s that time again… CHIC AT EVERY AGE.  This month, we bring you ALL WHITE LOOKS!!

For those of you that have just tuned in, this fab collab is exactly how it sounds… a chic chick in her 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s shows you how to style a piece in their own way. I’m working with some of my FAVORITE gals in Dallas!!

The 20-something // Ashley of SideSmile Style

The 30-something // ME!

The 40-something // Heather of Style by Fluent

The 50-something // Cathy of The Middle Page

We had a blast “shopping” for a look at Calypso St Barth in Preston Plaza.  Calypso has so many beautiful things for your closet AND home.  I’ve always been a fan of all white, and this look was even better because of our gorgeous accessories!  Funnily enough, we all picked fringed bags, and we are all wearing cigarette jeans – almost a play on the boyfriend/girlfriend jean.  Isn’t fab how the color white can make such a statement and let our accessories stand out at the same time!

The Style Rx:  Wearing all white is an easy way to look chic and sophisticated!  Wear neutral accessories for a fresh look and/or add a pop of color with your shoes or bag to let that piece speak for itself!

Happy Tuesday beautiful friends!  I’ve got some other fun things coming up this week…


CALYPSO ST BARTH poncho, necklace, hand chain, clutch {out online, similar here}  || AG stilt cigarette jeans {30% off w/code FRNFAM} || ELAINE TURNER brooklyn wedges || TOM FORD indian rose lipstick

Rxoxo, Sam