Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Twice Is Nice

With the weather getting lovely it's time to break out some of those warmer weather clothes. We have taken 3 items and shown you how to get 2 different looks from each.  All you need are different shoes, bag and accessories and you can get double duty from your duds!

My Favorite Products To Feel A Bit Like Royalty!

Congratulations to the royal couple!  What a beautiful wedding!  Here are some of my favorite beauty products to help you feel a little like royalty too!

Shown above:
Vera Wang Vera Wang Princess Perfume, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine, Dior Diorshow black Out Mascara, Tan Towel Full Body Self Tanner (my absolute must in the summer!), Kevyn Aucoin Deluxe Brush Set, La Mer Creme de la Mer, CHI Air Classic Tourmaline Ceramic 1" Flat Iron, Brazillian Peel Glycolic Acid Peel (gives you smooth, soft skin!), Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadow by Chanel (perfect neutrals!), Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System (for clean, soft skin!)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Giving this beauty away next week!  All you need to do to win are the following: 
1.  Post a comment on the blog for one entry
2.  Like us on Facebook :  Lauren Hampton Designs
3.  Like our website at:
4.  Become a follower of this blog
5.  Subcribe to the blog by email  

The more entries, the better chance to win!

Blush Cuff

Lauren Hampton Handmade Blush Floral Cuff

Inspired To Create

Loving the mix of silver and gold jewelry!  Inspired to create this bracelet (scroll down)............

Lauren Hampton Silver and Gold Handmade Bracelet

Crazy For Blush

I just love this blush shade of pink for spring and summer!  My wardrobe is in desperate need of some color since mostly everything I own is black or neutral colored.  I'm on the hunt for some pieces at a great price to add to my closet and will let you know how I do on my "blush" shopping hunt!   

Lauren Hampton
One Of A Kind Handmade Belt

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Give Away

We are giving away this silver and pearl handmade belt!  To win this:

1.  First Entry:  post a comment on this blog

2.  Second Entry:  become a follower

3.  Third Entry:  Like us on our website:  Lauren Hampton Designs

4.  Fourth Entry:  Like us on Facebook:  Lauren Hampton Designs

We will announce the winner the end of next week!  

Inspired To Create!

With each season comes trends and this season starfish are everywhere!  This trend inspired me to create this starfish necklace (scroll to the bottom).

Lauren Hampton Shell & Starfish Necklace

Beauty Alert!

Looking to try some new beauty products?  Try a Test Tube!  In association with New Beauty Magazine this cool new program delivers $150 worth of the latest beauty products for you to sample right to your door for $29.95.  It's a great way to try out products you may have never found!  They also include a copy of New Beauty magazine (retails for $9.95) and a $20 gift card good at Spa Look!

Bargain Hunting

I began consignment shopping over 20 years ago and it is still a passion for me.  I am sure there are many of you that have never shopped in a consignment store because you may think it's full of old smelly clothes.  That may be true at some stores,  but not all.  There are lots of great second hand shops out there with bargains just waiting to be found.  I frequent quite a few consignment shops in my area but one of my favorites is The Fashion Exchange.

The moment you walk through the door you know you have not entered your typical consignment boutique.  You will always find gorgeous eye popping jewels greeting you, a huge selection of quality designer clothing and a warm friendly smile from it's owner for over 27 years, Janet Falkenthal.  

Janet took her years of retail & fashion experience which included working in England for a French importing company, and opened her shop in Newtown, Connecticut in 1984.  Her love for fashion and anything beautiful is evident in the decor and ambiance.  You won't find any stained, torn or musty smelling garments in her store.  What you will find are designer brands like Coach, Donna Karan, Prada, Jimmie Choo and other top named designers.  If that is too expensive for your taste, don't worry, she has clothing from Ann Taylor, Talbots, Banana Republic and Cache, just to name a few!  And all of these can be found at bargain prices!  In a recent post I showed photos of some of my recent finds.  I love knowing I can score some of the latest runway trends at a price that is nice to my wallet!  What makes Janet's shop unique is the huge selection of new costume jewelry which she hand picks herself.  There is something for every taste and local brides-to-be flock to her shop to scoop up baubles for themselves as well as their bridesmaids.  

Janet's most recent endeavor has been to open her second shop in Danbury, Connecticut.   The same beautiful atmosphere and fashions abound in this store as well.  In this shop you can also find some hand selected consignments for your home!  

If you have never given second hand shopping a try, this shop is sure to change your mind!  If you live out of the area, there are great consignment shops in every state so ask around and give it a shot!  There's nothing like coming home with bags of quality designer clothing at a fraction of what you would have paid retail!  I love the thrill of the hunt and never knowing what I may find on one of my shopping trips. This is just a sampling of some of the items in her shop right now.

Manolo Blahnik Shoes $65

Sharif Handbag $59.00

It's the end of the season but she still has gorgeous furs....

 Silver and Turquoise Necklace

Coral and Turquoise Necklace and Bracelet

Ralph Lauren Jacket $39

Vera Bradley Bag $30

More Manolo Blahnik's!!!!

The Bride-To-Be's Heaven!

Tiara's For Brides... Or Just To Show Him Who's The Queen At Home!

Cool T Shirts

If you have an event or a special evening out, this is the place to shop for baubles!

Set in a beautiful pink Victorian house, this is one of the rooms you can shop in!

The ambiance is saying "Spring is in the air"!
More dressy evening bags

Selection of Black Evening Bags

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Strut Your Stuff

These fun peacock inspired accessories got me inspired so I designed a belt buckle so you can strut yourself too!

Lauren Hampton Handmade "Peacock" Belt