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What’s New in Fall Makeup? Let Nordstrom Beauty at Town Center School You

Without the changing of the color of the leaves to guide us, South Floridians just have to take the rest of the country’s word for it: Fall is here.

It may not feel like it, and it might not be as fun to drink a pumpkin spice latte in 80-degree weather, but we can still rock all the season trends that came out of New York Fashion Week this month. Only when we cover “fall fashion and beauty trends,” it might be a little different than what you’re used to seeing on the interwebs. That being said, we cater to YOU Boca Raton, and so does Nordstrom Beauty at Town Center mall!

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Starting Sept. 24 through Sept. 30, guests who visit the Nordstrom beauty section at Town Center can learn about the hottest runway-inspired beauty looks of the season, receive free samples and get exclusive gifts with purchase.

Each year during New York Fashion Week, Nordstrom beauty experts go backstage to educate themselves on the biggest beauty trends and then share those insider tips with their customers. So basically you’re getting exclusive access to the best beauty trends in the industry without having to book a flight to a fashion capitol. How great is that?

And what did Nordstrom find out in New York? What is on trend in the beauty world this fall?

“Bold Berries,” “Decadent Browns” and “Flawless Skin.”

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Bold berries can give you that “look like fall, feel like Florida” look with bold purples, deep reds and warm “mauvey” tones.

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Brown is the richest color of the season and a decadent brown lip is one of you will want to be on the lookout for during Nordstrom’s beauty event.

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Flawless skin seems like an unattainable goal sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be! Now more than ever, designers at New York Fashion Week are encouraging their makeup artists to channel the “barely there” look. With new beauty collections at Nordstrom you can find makeup that helps you achieve the “no makeup” look. Ironic, we know, but sometimes you gotta fake it till you make it.

Visit the Nordstrom beauty team starting Sept. 24 through Sept. 30 for free samples, exclusive gifts with purchase, and a one-on-one consult with Nordstrom beauty experts, who will share tips and tricks on how you can pull off the newest beauty trends. Did we mention this is all FREE?

Customers can simply RSVP online or ask for special accommodations by calling or stopping by their favorite cosmetics or skincare counter, located within Nordstrom.

All photos provided by Nordstrom. 


Want to know what the ladies of LL-Scene are up to on the daily? Visit ll-scene.com

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
Photo by Aaron Bristol.

Illuminate Your Face With This High/Low Lighting Technique

This video accompanies our story “Lighten Up” in our September/October 2017 issue. For more content like this, subscribe to the magazine. Photography for this story was shot at Sun House Studio in Delray Beach by Aaron Bristol. 


Contouring. Highlighting. Strobing. Gelittering.

You’ve probably read about these makeup terms in magazines or watched YouTube tutorials about how to pull off the technique (except “gelittering;” we made that one up). Maybe you’ve even tried to pull off these looks yourself to varying degrees of success.

The problem with mainstream beauty videos, says Delray-based makeup artist Daphney Antoine, is that they’re marketed toward teenagers and women in their 20s. She says she sees too many older women copying the same makeup techniques that look great on youthful skin, but just don’t work when replicated on more mature features. But that doesn’t mean women of a certain age can’t highlight or contour.

Watch a behind-the-scenes look at our photoshoot, and see below for application tips.

Step 1. Start with a clean face. Remember to use a daily moisturizer to minimize fine lines and prep your skin before makeup application.

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Step 2. Highlight the areas of your face you want to spotlight. Good spots are above your eyebrows, under your eyes, around your temples and on the bridge of your nose. You can also use highlighter on the cheekbones depending on how prominent they are. Antoine says, “It’s all in the effort to create an oval-shaped face.”

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Step 3. Contouring or shading is used on areas of your face that you want to look less prominent. Use it under the cheekbones so your face appears thinner and your cheeks stand out.

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Step 4. Antoine’s pro tip: Blending is the most important aspect of doing your makeup. She says you shouldn’t see where the makeup starts or ends. “It’s meant to accentuate your beauty,” she says. “It doesn’t become a mask—it becomes your face.” Blend the makeup into your hairline, and don’t miss the ridge around your nose, or the skin right underneath your lash line. To complete your look, add a light powder to your whole face, eye shadow, mascara and lip gloss or lipstick.

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About our model, Kate Colozzi:

Colozzi lives in Delray Beach and is the sales manager of Dune Jewelry, a Boston-based jewelry company that uses sand from your favorite beach, park, mountain or anywhere special in artisanal fine jewelry pieces.

About Daphney Antoine:

Photo provided by Daphney Antoine.

Photo provided by Daphney Antoine.

Antoine has worked in the fashion and style industry around the globe. She is a photographer, brand image consultant, hair and makeup artist and has her own line of makeup products.

Shayna is the Web Editor of Boca Magazine. She is a 20-something sorta-recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism. Most of her time is spent fawning over cats and kittens; cooking food at home for her family; and observing Florida’s greatest asset: nature.
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Spa-tember Specials Are Here in Palm Beach and Broward Counties!

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It’s still blazin’ hot in South Florida, but there are plenty of fall spa deals providing cool relief. Whether it’s September, October or November, there’s something for everyone to try during the next few months. So go ahead and book a treatment or two. Or three. We won’t judge.

SPA-TEMBER:

(September)

The Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is offering the ultimate Spatember Package, valid throughout the entire month. This includes overnight accommodations starting at $349/night and a $99 credit toward a treatment from the Spatember menu. Gather some friends, and spend the weekend at the spa. We suggest the following:

  • Blush and Blow Dry, $85: Shampoo, conditioning and makeup touch up
  • 50- Minute Timeless Beauty Facial, $99: Professional alpha beta peel and extractions
  • 50-Minute Go With the Glow, $99: Full body massage, scalp and conditioning treatment, facial and hand/foot reviver
  • 80-Minute Renew Your Manicure/Pedicure, $99: Hand soak, foot mask and hand/foot massage

If you book two treatments, you’ll receive a complimentary glass of champagne, spa sampler gift and an enhancement on each service. Invite a friend and receive a complimentary glass of champagne, a $25 retail card and 20 percent savings on regularly priced treatments. Call 954/302-6490 for more information or to make a reservation.

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Women’s Wet Room at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. Photo provided by the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale.

SPA-TOBER:

(October)

At Eau Spa in Palm Beach, spa deals start in October and run through December. We aren’t telling you what to do, but these October deals caught our eye:

  • 50-Minute Monster Mash Massage, $109: Aches and pains disappear with this body treatment
  • 50-Minute Jack-O-Lantern Facial, $109: Eliminate wrinkles and get that glowing, youthful look again
  • Trick or Treat, Fix My Feet!, $65: Refresh and smooth feet
  • Madame Tussaud’s Hand Treatment & Manicure, $45: Smooth and soften hands with paraffin wax and massage

Call 561/540-4960 for more information or to make a reservation.

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Eau Spa Chessboard. Photo provided by Eau Spa.

SPA-VEMBER (November):

Head to the Seagate Hotel & Spa for their 4.5-hour “Spice It Up” package. The $436 package includes a touch of fall, i.e., pumpkin spice, in several treatments:

  • Complimentary Pumpkin Spice Martini
  • 25-Minute Body Polish 
  • 50-Minute Swedish Massage 
  • 80-Minute Pumpkin Enzyme Facial
  • 80-Minute Pumpkin Spice Manicure and Pedicure 

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Treatment room at the Seagate Hotel & Spa. Photo provided by the Seagate Hotel & Spa.

Allison Lewis is the associate editor at Boca Raton Magazine and a native St. Louisan. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. In her spare time, Allison enjoys cooking, playing Ultimate frisbee, reading, traveling and watching sports.
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Testing Vapour Organic Beauty’s Free Makeup Shade Consultation

We featured Vapour Organic Beauty in our July/August 2017 issue. To see more stories like this, subscribe to the magazine.


Hi there, beauty fans! We spoke with Vapour Organic Beauty co-founder, Krysia Boinis in our July/August issue of Boca. Unlike other organic beauty lines, each Vapour product is made of 70 percent organic ingredients and 30 percent natural pigments and essential oils. There are tons of color options for lips, eyes, and face. However, if you’re like me, sometimes it’s overwhelmingly difficult to pick just the right shade to match your skin complexion. Luckily, Vapour has a Free Shade Consultation that helps users get the best shade for their skin tone. I tested it out, and with the help of Boca’s web editor, Shayna, we documented the results below.

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Allison Lewis is the associate editor at Boca Raton Magazine and a native St. Louisan. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. In her spare time, Allison enjoys cooking, playing Ultimate frisbee, reading, traveling and watching sports.
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10 Summer Skincare Staples For Beautiful, Flawless Skin

Summer Skincare SecretsIs it safe to say that the rain and stormy weather is behind us? We really hope so! In the spirit of wishful thinking, we’re jumping into the summer frame of mind this week by featuring some of our favorite products and tips that will keep your skin healthy during the season of sunburns.

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Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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Delray Beach Fashion Week; New Events and Fashion for All

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It’s that time of year again — Delray Beach Fashion Week! DBFW is one of our favorite weeks of the year because it gives us the opportunity to connect with all of the great fashion and beauty businesses in Delray Beach.

That being said, these opportunities aren’t just limited to the fashion and lifestyle businesses of the world. YOU can all come, too! Here is what you need to know about what is going on this year:

New Events

We’ll be celebrating the spectacular fashion, local designers, art and beauty at the 4th annual Delray Beach Fashion Week created by the Downtown Development Authority and downtown merchants. Local designs and diverse fashions will take center stage at the fashion runway events, designer showcase, fashion luncheon, “Stiletto Race,” and — for the first time — boutique pop-up shopping event.

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Lindsey Swing, Amanda Perna and Lilly Robbins

A highlight of Delray Beach Fashion Week is “Delray on the Runway.” The January 26 event at Il Bacio invites guests to dress for a “white party,” and includes a runway show, reception and silent auction. One of our favorite designers, Amanda Perna, will be a host, and your LLScene girls will be styled by Amanda herself!

Events will take place throughout downtown Delray Beach and many are free to the public. Tickets for the Delray Beach Designer Show, Fashion Luncheon and runway seats at the fashion shows can be purchased at each event.

2017 Delray Beach Fashion Week Highlights

Events details will be updated on DelrayFashionWeek.com Wednesday, Jan. 25

Wednesday, Jan. 25

“An Evening Downtown”

6 p.m. – Art Invitational: Downtown Artists/Gallery Showcase

7 p.m. – Entertainment and “Hair and Evening Wear” Runway Show

On Atlantic Avenue in front of The Colony Hotel, 525 E. Atlantic Ave. Free event with $25 ticketed runway seating.

Thursday, Jan. 26

“Delray on the Runway”

7 p.m. – Fashion show featuring the Downtown Delray Beach designers, a reception and silent auction. Guest host – Amanda Perna of Project Runway. Guests invited to dress in white.

Il Bacio, 29 SE 2nd Ave. Tickets: $40.

Friday, Jan. 27

“Tropical Paradise”

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – “Tropical Paradise” Resort Wear Fashion Show and Luncheon

Che!!! Restaurant, 900 E. Atlantic Ave. Tickets: $35

“Stiletto Race”

6 p.m. – Hosted by Vince Canning Shoes.

SE 4th Ave. & Atlantic Ave. Register: delraystilettorace.com. $25 advance, $35 at event

Saturday, Jan. 28

“Swim & Surf”

7 p.m. – Swim & Surf Finale Runway Fashion Show; Guest host Suzanne Boyd, WPEC News12; entertainment by Spider Cherry.

Old School Square Park, NE 2nd Ave. Free event with $25 ticketed runway seating.

Sunday, Jan. 29

“Fashion Week Boutique Pop Up Shopping”

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Fashion Week Boutique Pop Up Shopping event for customers to see and purchase items shown during Delray Beach Fashion Week.

The Fieldhouse at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave. Free!


For more on fashion visit our Fashion & Wellness page and subscribe to the magazine for the latest trends and news. 

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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LLScene Holiday Gift Guide

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You didn’t think we would forget our famous holiday gift guide post did you? In all seriousness, we know that we have been lacking on the blogging side of things, but sometimes building an empire requires some prioritizing here and there! Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean the blog is going ANYWHERE.

Okay, enough of that! If you’re a #SceneGirl start making your list, and if you’re a #SceneBoy listen closely! We have something for everyone this season. As one of our most popular posts year after year, we are elated to finally bring you LLScene’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the #SceneGirls & #SceneBoys in your life.

 

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Get a Subscription

It’s no secret that subscription boxes make for the perfect gift. While doing research for this gift guide we noticed just how much these companies have stepped up their game since we last reported on this trend. Here are some of our favorites…

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FabFitFun VIP Box

Allure Beauty Box

Pop Sugar Must Haves

NewBeauty TestTube

Birchbox

 

Blow It Out

We all love our blowouts and can promise you that every girl craves a good blow dryer in her life. Why is this the perfect gift? Because this is the gift that she will never buy for herself.

Drybar ‘Buttercup’ Blowdryer

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Brush It Out

With every good blow dryer, you need a better round brush. Hands down Ergo Round Brushes are the best in the biz. Peter DeRosa of the Peter DeRosa Salon swears by brush, which means everyone should follow suite.

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Over the Knee

If you haven’t embraced fall’s hottest trend yet, now is the time to do it. Over the knee boots can do it all for an outfit.

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Sam Edelman Over the Knee Boots

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Ivanka Trump Kellyn Over The Knee Mid Heel Boots

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Pour La Victoire Serra Over The Knee Wedge Boots

 

There’s an IV for That…

Another service we can’t live without, IV treatments with IV2You. By now you know the hangover benefits surrounded around IV therapy, but it’s so much more than that! IV2You has an array of treatments that are customized to your needs. Whether you need hydration, energy or have a dreaded hangover, their team of medical professionals will come to your home and take care of it all. With all the holiday parties and cocktails coming your way, this is the perfect early Christmas gift to give.

 

Plan It!

It wouldn’t be an LLScene gift guide without spotlighting our favorite planners of 2017. By now you know our obsession with planners, so you can trust that these are the best out there.

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Me and my Big Ideas Planner

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Simplified Planner

 

Don’t Be Shady

Sunglasses are a great gift, but it’s important to be specific when it comes to communicating with your gift giver. “Reflective lenses” and cat eyes are styles to look out for.

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Aviator Flash Lenses

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Dior Reflective Sunglasses

 

Give the Gift of GLOW!

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When it comes to properly preparing your beauty regimens over the holidays, a spray tan is a MUST for us #SceneGirls. There’s no one we put our trust in more than Amanda, the founder of Goldie Spray Tan. She sprays us for every life milestone we can possibly think of. There is no one, we repeat NO ONE as good as her. The best part? She will come to your house with a private tent and spray you during your time in the comfort of your own home.

 

Monogram It!

This is an adorable way to show your family and friends just how much you care. Not to mention the fact that you can pretty much monogram anything these days. Check out our girl NamesByNikki. She has the most adorable ideas!

 

Light Up Your Life

An obvious #SceneGirl gift is a Illuminated ‘Light Up’ Selfie Phone Case. Who doesn’t need perfect selfie lighting? Don’t be ashamed, we all want one.

 

Boxxle

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This shouldn’t come as a shock to you, since we’re always posting about Boxxle, but yes it will make a great gift as well. You guys, boxed wine actually tastes good, especially if it comes out of a Boxxle. The convenience of Boxxle is a game changing when it comes to refilling that inevitable wine glass.

 

Apricot Lane

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We featured this boutique during our Mother’s Day MOMents post and our message still stands true, LLScene LOVES Apricot Lane. They have the most adorable gift and accessory ideas along with styles that compliment any style. Check out their locations in the Delray Marketplace & Coconut Creek Promenade.

 

Bar Cart Inspiration

We add to our bar carts at every chance we get. So these items are a must…

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Pineapple Cocktail Shaker

 

Kylie Cosmetics

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This gift takes time and dedication. You should know by now that these Kyle Lip Kits, Kyliner Kits & Brush sets are LEGIT. Seriously guys, we’ve never come across better makeup products. The eyeshadow stays on perfectly from the moment you apply it to the moment you take it off. Ever wonder why their empire just keeps getting bigger and better…?When the Kardashians do it, they do it right.

 

Not Just Any Flowers…

Don de Fleurs have the most beautiful flower arrangements we have ever seen. Even though they’re a little on the pricey side, if you’ve got money to blow on a showstopping gift, this is the one for you.

 

Flywheel Gift Card

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Another boutique fitness studio we pretty much live at. We love everything about Flywheel Sports in Boca Raton. What is Flywheel all about? Flywheel Sports is an indoor stadium cycling studio, which is also home to Flybarre, a total body-sculpting workout. Each Flywheel class is a 45- or 60-minute experience that allows you to burn over 600-800 calories. Lets face it—a spin class is all about the instructors and the music, and the playlists at Flywheel are created from a collection of music carefully directed by an in-house DJ. Our favorite Boca instructors? Adrienne Grunes, Maria Dominguez and Angela Lutin for cycling and Sue, Cara and Lauren for Flybarre!

 

Core Evolution

What if we told you that we could give you the gift of a perfect body? You have to work your ass off for it, but it works! You already know how we feel about Core Evolution workouts. We have never seen results happen so quickly in such a short period of time, so why not share it with your family and friends this season? They have amazing holiday promotions going on too!

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For every $100 gift card you purchase, you can receive a bonus of $25.

$125 Gift Card for $100

$250 Gift Card for $200

$375 Gift Card for $300

$500 Gift Card for $400

 

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Oops! We almost forgot about the #SceneBoys didn’t we? Never. They’re just so hard to buy for sometimes aren’t they? Here are some of our “think outside of the box” gifts for the lucky #SceneBoys in your life.

 

Keep Him Stylish & Pampered

We came across this lovely company on Instagram and loved everything about it. Believe it or not, #SceneBoys are starting to change up their look a bit. This company has something for every stylish guy.

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Tie Breaker Bowties

HIM Handmade Outfitter

Loafers

Buck Mason Sweatpants

Bleu Chanel

The Bearded Guy

Conair for Men I-Stubble Trimmer

Bumble and Bumble Full Potential Shampoo

Chicago Comb

Clinique for Men Facial Cleanser

 

Make Your Life Easier…

Sick of hearing his shoes bash against the sides of your dryer? Okay, maybe that’s just us, but here are some gifts that will keep on giving…to you!

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Jason Markk Shoe Cleaning Kit

Power Tools

 

Let’s Travel…(hint, hint)

Another gift idea you can use to your advantage. Buy him these fabulous travel bags and accessories and he’ll want to plan a vaca!

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Cole Haan Pebbled Faux Leather Dopp Kit

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Weekender Bag

Carry On Cocktail Kit

Leather Care Travel Kit

Tech Drop Kit

 

Stocking Stuffers

You know your man by now, so you know that they never want to buy themselves “the little things”. They will little wear “the little things” until they’re ripped and worn to death. Here are some of our favorite stocking stuffers.

Dress Socks

Dollar Shave Club

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Emergency Cash Stash

Big Ass Brick of Soap

Titleist Pro V1

 

For the Techy

Whether it’s your dad, brother or significant other, we all have a techy lover in our life. Here are some of our favorite tech-related gifts!

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Bluetooth Headphones

Amazon Echos

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Docking Station

 

The Sports Lover

Sports lovers enjoy life all year long and that’s because sports are on all year long. Usually, this irritates you, but use it to your advantage and get him what he really wants this year.

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Team Polo

Tickets to a Game

Golf Shorts

Golf Shirt

Golf Shoes

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Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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Fashion Exclusives at Bloomingdales Boca Raton

Alert the media, Bloomingdales Boca Raton has the hottest, most popular styles of the season, and LLScene was there for an exclusive look! We covered some of our favorite fall styles in a recent blog post, but want to share even more with you today.

The amazing staff at Bloomingdales Boca Raton hosted your favorite local fashion bloggers for a morning of brunch, champagne and fall fashion. Here’s what you should be wearing this season…

 

Bomber Jackets

Bomber jackets took over the runway during New York Fashion Week in February. We know what you’re thinking: when will I ever be able to wear a bomber jacket in this heat? Lucky for you, Kim Kardashian started the trend of wearing jackets and coats over her shoulders, so you never miss an opportunity to wear one of fall’s hottest trends.

Splendid Varsity Bomber Jacket 100% Bloomingdales Exclusive

Endless Rose Floral Sequin Bomber Jacket Bloomingdales Exclusive

Lucy Paris Bomber Jacket

 

The Camera Bag

One of our favorite Bloomingdales’ exclusives is the Camera Bag. The small size will complement any look you’re going for, but also have enough room for the necessary essentials you need to bring for a night out on the town. Bring on your hairbrush and press powder!

Michael Kors Camera Bag

Milly Camera Bag

 

Sweats

Give us stylish comfort and we’re on board. Because of our South Florida climate, we understand that this may be another trend that’s hard to implement into your wardrobe, but hear us out. With the help of casual sweater dresses, you can totally embrace it. Sweats have been given the style seal of approval in NYC, and we’re taking advantage of it. Hoodies are the new go-to layering piece, paired perfectly with heels, booties and over-the-knee boots. Give us more opportunities to lampshade, we’re in.

Rebecca Minkoff Off the Shoulder Sweater Dress

Kendall & Kylie Shredded Dress – Bloomingdales Exclusive

FENTY Puma vs. Rhianna Lace Up Leggings

 

Choker Necklaces

Another trend we covered last week, but still a favorite. Before they started trending in the 90s, chokers were the necklace of choice in the Victorian era, making 2016 their third comeback. Stack them on your neck or pair them with a bomber jacket and you’re a walking talking fashion statement.

Aqua Fallyn Double Studded Choker, 11″

Aqua Freddie Choker

Vanessa Mooney Choker

 

The Red Lip

Gone are the days of not being able to pull off red lips. Don’t lie to yourself, we’ve all said it. The lip forecast for fall calls for versatile hues, perfect for any skin type. It allows for the perfect accent to any of the most popular styles of fall. Trust yourself and embrace it. We know you want to…

Dior Rouge Dior Couture Lip Color from Satin to Matte, Rouge Dior Collection

Yves Saint Laurent Star Clash Limited Edition Rouge Pur Couture

Tom Ford Ultra Rich Lip Color

 

The Statement Booty

There’s nothing we love more than a statement booty. Dress it up or dress it down, you can rock a booty at all times. Cropped denim blew up last season, which opened up the opportunity for booties to really make a debut. Think buckles, leopard prints, sparkles, and silk. You can pair these with edge leather leggings, denim or a midi dress.

Sam Edelman Taye Mid Heel Booties

Cole Haan Booty

Kenneth Cole Leopard Booty

 

Velvet

As you know, track is back at Bloomingdales, so channel your inner Elle Woods and revamp your Juicy Couture wardrobe. In addition to track being back, so is velvet! This is lending a whole new meaning to feeling your look. Soft, luxe velvet is EVERYWHERE. Feel free to rock velvet in dark tones or soft hues because this trend is here to stay. Insider tip: Velvet looks its best when it catches the light!

Sam Edelman Reema Velvet d’Orsay Pointed Toe Flats – 100% Bloomingdale’s Exclusive

J Brand Velvet Skinny Jeans 100% Bloomingdales Exclusive

Juicy Couture Velour Track Suit 100% Bloomingdales Exclusive

 

We hope this post gave you insight into what you should and shouldn’t be wearing this fall. It’s also important to note that a majority of these looks are exclusive to Bloomingdales, which means you’ll be the hottest trendsetter of the season!

 

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About Lindsey & Lilly

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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Nordstrom Beauty Trend Week: Allison and Portia’s Top Picks

It’s that time of year again: Nordstrom Beauty Trend Week is in full swing at Town Center mall. Although the event started Sept. 16, it continues until the 24.Boca Mag sent us to Nordstrom’s early this week to check things out, and there’s a ton of great products and activities. Plus, you can sign up for skincare and beauty consultations. Here are our top 5 picks for this year:

 

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum, 3 oz., $122

Ladies, put this one at the top of your holiday wish list. Both Portia and I loved this warm floral perfume. The Datura flower is one of the strongest aspects of the fragrance, which gives it a sensual yet sophisticated style. Hints of pear, jasmine sambac, raspberry, white musk and white peony add a soft element. Sa-woon.

 

MAC’s Little $10 Display (items all $10/ea.)

Who doesn’t like high-quality makeup options, especially at reasonable prices? This “bargain tree,” so to speak, was something I liked because it gives consumers the ability to try new products without breaking the bank. Look for a new shade of lipstick to wear out this weekend. Try a new mascara or pick up some cleansing facial wipes. The options are endless and make great stocking stuffers, too.

 

Bodega Venetta Knot Eau de Parfum, 75ml, $160

Someone sprayed this as they walked past us, and I had to know what it was. Not only is the design simply elegant, but so is the fragrance. Clementine, lavender, rose and peony blend to create a floral scent that conjures memories of summers overseas. Wear it when you want to leave a lasting impression, or for a wonderful evening out.

 

Classic Maison Candel in Prosecco Bellini, Voluspa, $29

Portia really has this thing for scents. (Ok, we both do a little.) But she REALLY has a thing for candles—Voluspa candles, actually. Nordstrom has a great selection of them, and when we found the display, it was hard to pass up. Her favorite candle is the Prosecco Bellini: 12 ounces of coconut wax with evidence of peaches, apricots and sparkly Prosecco. It’s perfect for the in the kitchen or the outdoor patio.

 

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, 1.7 oz., $27.50

This 24-hour moisturizing cream is great for a variety of skin types and can be applied in the morning or at night. It’s light, has a clean scent and leaves skin soft and smooth after regular application.  Make this a part of your regular skincare routine.

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5 Must-Have Summer Products

Summer is here, which calls for sunny beach days, family vacations and slow strolls along Boca’s favorite outdoor mall, Mizner Park. While these activities seem harmless and fun (your credit card may disagree), you’d never expect the toll they take on your health if you don’t take the necessary precautions. Without proper skin care and protection, an innocent outdoor walk can leave you getting sunburnt, feeling fatigue or suffering a headache. All these symptoms are caused from constant sun exposure, but they are easily prevented. We compiled a list of must-have summer items that will keep you looking fresh and vibrant—as well as feeling good—all summer long.

1. Sunscreen is a must during the summer. Getting into the habit of applying facial sunscreen every day as part of your morning routine will help you avoid getting sunburnt and prevent the dreaded peeling that comes along with it. Applying facial sunscreen also does wonders to your skin. It slows down the aging process by delaying face wrinkles. I recommend “Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen,” because it has SPF 50, so you know it is allowing maximum protection. It is also water-resistant, oil-free and does not use any parabens, sulfates and phthalates that are common in most sunscreens. The best part is that it is cruelty-free.

2. Freckles may be one of a child’s cutest features, but they do not have the same reputation for adults. Freckles on adults get labeled as “age spots,” and the visible brown hyperpigmentation is usually correlated to constant sun exposure. However, some creams allow for brown spots to fade and even be prevented. A worldwide favorite is “Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Bright Dark Spot Correcting Serum.” This amazing cream is lightweight and smells of delicious white peony and licorice. It helps reduce visible dark spots while correcting your skin tone. The cream also prevents future dark spots and works on all types of skin.

3. One of the most common, yet easily avoidable, mistakes that affect your health during the summer is a lack of hydration. Staying hydrated is key for great skin, healthy hair and clean nails. That’s why you should always carry a water bottle, and the environmentally conscious founders of S’well have created the water bottle of the future. The cute and trendy designs are only half the appeal: The bottle keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. S’well is bound to become your new summer companion.

4. Sunglasses are not just an accessory in completing an outfit but a very useful tool in protecting your eyes from sun exposure. Without sunglasses, you can face hurtful headaches, migraines and fatigue. Sunglasses are an easy and stylish way of preventing these maladies while ensuring that you never have to squint your eyes in the sun. One of my favorites are these Tory Burch gold-and-blue sunglasses. The marble pattern is unique, and the cat-eye wing will never go out of style.

5. It took me too long to realize how damaging the sun and saltwater can be for your hair. A good shampoo and conditioner is sometimes not enough to replenish your hair after a long trip or beach day. I have very thick hair, and I consider its care crucial. Thus, I have scouted various stores for the“Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque.” It revives your hair’s natural shine and bounce after one use. It contains Omega 3, 5, and 7 as well as its main ingredient, macadamia oil, to revitalize your locks.