Explore quality nail varnishes by Butter LONDON at Lookfantastic. Free from chemical nasties, they are a healthy and beautiful treat for your nails.
Butter London's original 8-free Nail Lacquers in heavily pigmented colours & finishes inspired by the latest trends.
Free Shipping. Buy butter LONDON Patent Shine 10X Nail Lacquer, Afters at Walmart.com
Find great deals on eBay for Butter London in Nail Polish. Shop with confidence.
by Megan Stein @ PEOPLE.com
Wed Jun 15 08:48:44 PDT 2016
Chip and Joanna Gaines are the definition of marriage goals, but their relationship didn’t necessarily have a fairytale start.
Joanna agreed to go out on a date with Chip after meeting him and his roommate “Hot John” — who she actually tried to approach minutes earlier, but was too shy — in the waiting room of her dad’s auto shop. She had second thoughts, however, after Chip arrived an hour and a half late to pick her up.
“He didn’t apologize for being late, either. He had so much confidence. I don’t know. I can’t explain it. Only Chip could be an hour and a half late and have no one mad about it,” Joanna writes.
WATCH THIS: HGTV Stars Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri Compete to Make the Better Birdhouse
The chapter continues to describe the timeline of their relationship, which didn’t actually start until months after they first went out, when Chip (in typical guy fashion) finally called Joanna back.
“I’d made a bet with Hot John to see who could hold out the longest before calling our dates back,” Chip writes “I really wanted that fifty dollars from John! That’s the only reason I didn’t call.”
After they went out a second time, the rest was history.
For the full access to the details on their meet-cute, relatable dating moments, and how they got their start on HGTV (hint: it involves a very expensive impulse buy), preorder the The Magnolia Story here.
How Heiress Bunny Mellon Got a Thrill Funding ‘Naughty’ Candidate John Edwards While He Hid Pregnant Mistress
by People Staff @ PEOPLE.com
Tue Sep 26 08:06:53 PDT 2017
The scandal surrounding John Edwards — the two-time presidential candidate who stood trial on charges that he misused campaign funds to hide his pregnant mistress — was one of the biggest American political dramas in decades. But for then-101-year-old heiress Rachel (“Bunny”) Lambert Mellon, who provided the bulk of the funds in question but was unaware of how Edwards was using the money, it was a grand old time.
“He would have been a great president,” Mellon told author Meryl Gordon before her death in 2014, according to Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend, which hits bookstores Tuesday and delves into Mellon’s quietly stylish, American aristocrat lifestyle. “He and I were great friends. Every time he’d go on a debate against Hillary , he’d call and we’d talk.'”
According to Gordon, the heiress saw similarities between Edwards and John F. Kennedy. (She would know. Mellon was friends with the Kennedys and redesigned the White House Rose Garden at JFK’s request.)
“ was wise, he was clear, he was a very good person,” she told Gordon. “I don’t like complicated people.”
But Mellon did, evidently, relish a complicated game.
After meeting the charming North Carolina senator, Mellon — whose grandfather invented Listerine and whose second husband was banking heir Paul Mellon — wanted to contribute to Edwards’ 2008 presidential campaign.
“Bunny defiantly believed that John Edwards could do no wrong. Imbued by a sense of patriotism and a desire to be relevant, she saw this campaign as a chance to elect a liberal Democrat to the White House,” writes Gordon.
“This wasn’t a shallow thing with a handsome man,” Tony Willis, Mellon’s librarian, told the author. “‘She really took it seriously and wanted to help the country.”
At first, Mellon started with standard contributions: $3 million to two of his entities, asked her attorneys to host two fundraisers for Edwards in New York City, and even wrote and paid for an ad supporting his campaign in her local newspaper, according to the biography. Her contributions became less traditional after she read about the criticism he received for $400 haircuts charged to his campaign.
“I was sitting alone in a grim mood — furious that the press attacked Senator Edwards on the price of a haircut,” Mellon wrote to Edwards’ campaign aide Andrew Young, “But it inspired me — from now on, all haircuts, etc., that are necessary and important for his campaign — please send the bills to me.”
When her lawyers informed her that she wasn’t legally allowed to underwrite Edwards’ personal expenses, the elderly heiress devised a scheme to fund him through an intermediary. According to Forbes, she sent checks to her friend and interior decorator Bryan Huffman under the guise that she was buying antiques (‘chairs’, ‘bookcase’, and ‘antique Charleston table’). Huffman then sent along the money to the Edwards camp. Neither Mellon nor Huffman knew exactly how the money was being used.
“Later in life, Bunny loved to play games, she loved fairy tales and horoscopes and wishes,” her lawyer, Alex D. Forger, told Gordon. “Games appealed to her. There was this intrigue. She didn’t want me to know she was giving to John Edwards, maybe I would disapprove. I kept asking, ‘Where is the money going?’ ”
The note she wrote Andrew Young would later be used as evidence that the $725,000 she gave him was a campaign contribution, and not a gift as Forger argued in court. Mellon was never accused of any wrongdoing.
RELATED VIDEO: Friends of JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy on Their Bond
That did little to quell the scathing criticism he received for having an affair with Rielle Hunter while his wife was fighting stage-four breast cancer (Elizabeth Edwards died in 2010), using funds from Mellon to hide Hunter and her pregnancy during the campaign, and later denying that he was the father of Hunter’s daughter.
“I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong,” Edwards said after the verdict, per the Times. “I am responsible. I don’t have to go any further than the mirror. It’s me and me alone.”
But through it all, one of his few remaining supporters was Bunny Mellon — although she said she wished he had paid for his mistress himself.
“He’s a very, very nice guy,'” Mellon told Chris Matthews, according to the book. “What went wrong with him? I mean, I just sort of feel someone came and put an injection in him and made him a little naughty. Even now, I’m for John Edwards.”
Gordon writes that Mellon got a kick out of being part of the investigation, and even befriended Chuck Stuber, the FBI agent who interviewed her. (Stuber told the author that Mellon “had an interesting take on mistresses. It was like — ‘everybody does this.’ ” Still, Stuber said Mellon told him she “didn’t want her money going to support John Edwards’s mistress.”)
While she no longer gave Edwards money (he reportedly asked for help to pay for his trial expenses), they did talk on the phone occasionally. Mellon even insisted that Edwards be a pallbearer at her funeral, although her family forbade it after she passed away on March 17, 2014, at the age of 103.
Whatever her family’s opinion of Edwards, Mellon loved supporting the man she hoped would be president.
“When she talked it over from time to time with Bryan Huffman,” Gordon writes, “she would often end with the same wistful line: ‘Didn’t we have fun?’ ”
Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Icon is on sale now.
I'll admit that in the past, I have shied away from natural nail polishes because of worries about weak pigments, limited color choices, and chip-prone formulas. But since working at Allure, I've come across several...
To set the record straight, we find out whether butter LONDON nail lacquer are vegan and do not contain animal ingredients or by products
Into The Gloss
3,5, and now 7-free non toxic nail polish brands to consider and why
Just in time for wedding season, “The Knot” and Butter London teamed up for bridal-inspired beauty collection
Butter London and "The Knot" are the perfect pair.
Butter London Nail Polish: rated 2.7 out of 5 on MakeupAlley. See 6 member reviews.
Buy Butter LONDON makeup online. All your favorite Butter LONDON makeup is now online at SkinStore with free delivery over $49.
butter London: Buy 2 Nail Or Lip get 1 Free + 50% off => full size nail polish $3.33 shipped - Gift With Purchase
Gift With Purchase
butter London is offering Buy 2 Nail Or Lip Products Get 1 Free, use code SUMMER17, ends 7/24. It seems to me that kits are excluded but give it a try anyway. Free shipping with any purchase. Go to the...
Raw Earth Store
Raw Earth Store online gift store. Selling ethical sustainable & organic products. Made with love for your Life Home and Family. Secure payment & Fast delivery!
*Updated March, 2016. Let’s kick off with this: most nail polish is made with the same gunk used to make car paint. Yep, a toxic melange of solvents, film formers, resins and plasticisers. Whatever they are. But shall we move on? And see if there is some light at the end of this fumey tunnel? more
(Butter London Nail Polish in Shandy – £12*) I have lusted after buying a Butter London Nail polish for so long. The packaging always looks so chic and cool, so I was drawn in whenever I saw them reviewed on my favourite blogs. Yet, I…
by Diana Pearl @ PEOPLE.com
Tue Sep 26 08:11:48 PDT 2017
It’s a big week for Meghan Markle — and she’s bringing her style A-game.
The Suits star, who has been dating Prince Harry for more than a year, has made her first two public appearances with the royal. First, she attended the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games on Sept. 23, and then the next day, she watched a wheelchair tennis match with Harry at her side.
For the tennis match, Markle, 36, made her entrance hand-in-hand with Harry, 33, looking casual in a white button-down shirt and ripped jeans. She wore the Husband Shirt (yes, that’s the official description) from Misha Nonoo, which retails for $185 and is available on the brand’s website. You can find a discounted version of the look over at Nordstrom for $49.
Her jeans were the Mother Denim Looker Fray ankle jean, available at Shopbop for $205.
Not always a clutch girl like Princess Kate, Markle carried the leather Day Market Tote from American brand Everlane, which costs $165. Though Megan’s brown color is currently back-ordered, you can still purchase the bag — it’ll just arrive in a few months. It’s also available in a number of other hues. (Angelina Jolie is a fan, too!)
Her shoes were from shoe designer Sarah Flint, and they’re the brand’s “Natalie” style. They cost $495 — and are currently 30% off.
For the opening ceremonies, she went date-night chic, wearing a purple dress from Aritzia, a Canadian brand, and a coordinating leather jacket, also in a deep purple hue, from another Canadian brand, Mackage. Though both the dress and jacket are sold out in the colors Markle wore, they’re available in others. You can buy the jacket in black for $690, and the dress is available in gray and black.
I am a nail polish junkie. In the 90's my mom introduced me to OPI nail polish. In the 2000's I found Essie, which is my main love today. And this year I happened by Butter London while in the store Ulta. However the hefty price tag always left me unable or... #biscuitdisco #blagger #butterlondon
Can't decide between neutrals or neons for your nails? Check out these new sheer gloss nail polish shades for a chic compromise.
Temptalia Beauty Blog: Makeup Reviews, Beauty Tips
Butter London Dosh Nail Lacquer Butter London Dosh Nail Lacquer Butter London Dosh Nail Lacquer ($14.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is described as "a molten apple gr
A British beauty brand launches “No More Waity, Katie” color in honor of the future princess
by @ Raw Earth Store: Latest News
Mon Aug 15 04:37:53 PDT 2016
I came across an article last year about a recent British survey asking people what makes them feel great. The top fifty answers included some fairly bizarre responses (including # 50- thinking about the Royal Family), but most were refreshingly simple and, happily, free! J Can you guess what came top of the list?... #1 - Sleeping in freshly made bed. That IS a good feeling! Also rating were:
3. Kindness of a stranger
9. Doing something for others
12. Finding a bargain in the sales
14. Freshly brewed tea of coffee
16. Having a long, hot bath
19. Chocolate melting in your mouth
23. A soothing massage
36. The smell of new books or magazines
37. The smell of fine wine.
My personal favourite is #32 - popping bubble wrap!
For the full list, go to http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/study-reveals-top-50-things-that-make-people-in-britain-feel-great-and-they-are-mostly-free-10178763.html).
I’m not sure of the scientific reliability and validity of these results, but the survey did get me thinking about how I would answer that question. What about you? What makes YOU feel great? My top ten (not necessarily in this order) might look something like this:
1.Spending time with family and friends
3.Getting back to nature
5.Listening to and making music
6.Helping, giving, doing things for others
7.Enjoying good food, wine, COFFEE
8.Exercising my body
9.Exercising my spirit (praying, meditating, …)
In a happy coincidence there is a big crossover between my list,
We can help with your freshly brewed tea and coffee, long baths, massages, wine, chocolate, books, finding a bargain in the sales and more! Or, you could double your joy and tick off #9 on the list by buying two hampers, keeping one for yourself and giving one away. Research shows (http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/5_ways_giving_is_good_for_you) that giving to others is just as good for the giver as the recipient. Did you get that? Making others feel great makes you feel great. Winning! Not only that, but when buying organic, sustainable, and fairly traded products you are also making our planet feel great and helping make life better for the people who make the products. AND (it just keeps getting better) here at Raw Earth Store and Raw Earth Hampers, we support Artic Breed Rescue, Soldier On and Oz Harvest. Check out our Charity Support Page for more info.
So why not do something today that makes you feel great?!
There is many a bride who doesn't want her engagement ring to be the only sparkle on her hands during her wedding day. We think a metallic n