Autumn Joy Salon

Excited to share with you our first guest post from our good friends and neighbors from Autumn Joy Salon. Located just right behind us! Most likely you have seen the the girls from the salon (Autumn & Kayla) inside the store either saying hello or shopping! Over the past year we have became close friends and are lucky to have them right beside us! They recently changed their product line to Living Proof and brought us some testers to try. First off who doesn’t want their hair to look like Jennifer Anniston’s? I instantly liked Living Proof since you can achieve different looks while using the same products. It gave me more volume throughout my curls and the instant texture mist achieved effortless waves. Normally not a fan of hairspray but actually liked how it made my hair feel and the added volume it gave.

AJSfront“As a Salon owner it’s always hard to make the decision to bring another haircare line in. Many hair care products start off giving great results only to fade over time with continued use. The first time I was introduced to the Living Proof line I was told that not only do their products produce great results, but they get better as you continue to use them! I went to a styling product class with Living Proof to get to know more about the science behind the product line to see if it would be something that would benefit clients at Autumn Joy Salon. Living Proof

The Living Proof product line “Full” was developed as a joint venture between scientists at MIT and Harvard. Using Poly Beta Amino Ester-1 (PBAE), a new technology developed by the scientists, their product creates what Living Proof calls “thickening points” along each strand of hair resulting in textured hair that doesn’t feel sticky, stiff, or heavy. Other products I have used in the past do not work because of the damaging chemicals that just ruff up the hair and add glue-like resins that builds up on hair, making it feel stiff and unnatural and fall flat fast. PBAE’s microscopic pattern of thickening dots sit on the surface of the hair, creating the much needed friction and space between every fine hair strand without any of the damage. These thickening dots have endurance and don’t break down.

Being a stylist, I have used many products and know when a product can deliver or is just marketing hype. I used the product for a full month and the results were amazing! My hair felt thicker with more body and I could go longer between washes — even after a few workouts! I am excited to have the Living Proof haircare line at Autumn Joy Salon. In the end it’s all about performance and products that keep their promise. Living proof just made since to me.”-Autumn (Owner at Autumn Joy Salon)Living Proof

Thanks for sharing Autumn and you can check them out @autumnjoysalon

Our Favorite Things

Often times customers will notice things that we wear in the store on a daily basis and quickly realize what our favorites are. We thought it would be fun to share what items we wear on a daily basis that you can find at the store. Here a few things we can’t leave the house without!

Mandy’s Must Haves:

1. Venice Beach Bag by BedStu – This bag is perfection. What I love about the bag is the size, the leather distressing over time and its easy to carry. The gorgeous distressed leather goes with any outfit and matches our new boots. You will get so many compliments wearing this cross body bag. It’s our most popular bag! $155

Venice Beach Bag in Teak

2. Lace Bras – I have the lace bra in ivory, nude, grey, frappe and black. I find myself wearing the black the most. These are dainty and are great to wear under low cut tops or dresses. Depending on individual bra size, these may be worn as a bra or sometimes over a traditional bra. Another great thing about the lace bras is that they are really comfortable. Sizes are small, medium & large and are $24.

Model wearing lace bra in ivory under a racerback cami

3. Racerback Cami’s – This is an absolute necessity as a basic in anyone’s wardrobe. Any customer that buys one almost always comes back for more colors. I wear these year-round and several times a week. They tend to run longer in length than other cami’s – great for layering under sweaters, tees or wearing over the lace bras mentioned above. Available in many colors.

Racerback cami in black

Racerback cami in black

4. Silicon Cover Ups by Hollywood Fashion Secrets – Silicone, translucent, self-adhesive, hypo-allergenic, reusable nipple concealers. For those of you wondering how to wear the lace bras yet still needing a little extra coverage, we have the answer. These little things come in handy in all seasons and with lots of different outfits. Ideal for under t-shirts, sheer tops and dresses. Can be worn alone or with a bra. Excited to bring Hollywood Fashion Secrets to the store.

Silicone Cover Ups

Silicone Cover Ups

5. Initial Pendant Necklace – I wear the hand stamped pendant with the letter “M”. This necklace is perfect by itself as a simple piece or great for layering.  Love this little necklace and the personalization the initial gives it.

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Initial Pendant Necklace

6. Airgwa Beaded Crowns – The great thing about this bracelet is how versatile it is. The crown features interchangeable beads  that can be changed daily for a different look depending on your outfit. Handmade and made locally.

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Lindsey’s Must Haves:

1. Horseshoe Necklace – I wear this necklace on a daily basis. Although it’s definitely a statement piece, it’s still simple enough to wear with most outfits. The necklace has a silver chain and a gold horseshoe pendant which makes it easy to wear with all of my jewelry. I truly get compliments every single time I wear it!IMG_4336

2. Hanky Panky’s – These are fantastic and definitely an investment…but let’s face it, you wear them daily..so it’s worth the money. They are my go to gift for lingerie showers and people become addicted (also great stocking stuffers) Once you wear hanky panky’s, you will not want to wear anything else. I suggest any of the nude/neutral colors. These definitely live up to their hype. We have both the original and low rise in this week! The lace thong has been a lingerie staple for women of all shapes and sizes. Our one-size thongs are adored by celebrities, and come in a variety of rises, fabrics, prints and colors to fit any day or mood. And for a bonus—all Hanky Panky styles are made in the USA!

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3. Bourbon & Boweties – I could look at these gorgeous stacks for days. I am in the shop almost everyday that it’s open and every time I am in there I see a new B&B that I want to add to my collection. We love to help you create a gorgeous stack but even if you just start with one, we can always help you pick the perfect one. This company has exploded. See our previous post here about them. These bracelets are the ultimate accessory to dress up an outfit. Range $28-36.10423755_878811182132523_1218500744961187628_n

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4. Venice Beach Bag in Tan Rustic-This is also one of my everyday favorites and I know I can’t go wrong with this bag. The adjustable strap, multi-use pockets, and magnetic closure will make this the go-to bag in your closet. You can actually smell the leather and I love that. Goes with any outfit and I get so many compliments on this beauty.

• Genuine, full-grain leather with proprietary hand-distressed finish
• Flap opening with magnetic buckle closure
• Front and rear zipper pockets along with one zip and two slip interior pockets
• Measurements: 10 in. high; 9.5 in. wide; 2 in. deep, 15 in. drop

5. Cozy Sweaters- I love all the soft, knit sweaters we get in at the store. I am ready for cool weather so I can wear all the new styles we have got in. We often hear our customers say we have the softest clothes. You do have to be careful with the care of such soft and delicate sweaters, so we recommend to hand wash, dry clean or wash on a very delicate cycle and hang to dry. This style is easy to wear and great with jeans or leggings with your boots in the fall. New styles in every week.

New this week!

New this week!

Welcome NuMe!

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We are so excited to welcome NuMe Natural Soap to the shop! We now sell their locally made soaps & body butters that you sure want to see and smell for yourself!

Did you know that significant amounts of what you put on your skin are absorbed into your body? That’s why, at NuMe, they use only natural ingredients. NuMe soaps are 98-100% all natural and are made by hand, using pure plant and vegetable based oils, which have been carefully chosen to create a soap with excellent lathering, moisturizing, and cleansing abilities. The delightful fragrances of their soaps come from natural essential oils extracted from flowers and plants, and the beautiful colors and textures come from natural minerals and herbs. Every bar is enriched with Shea Butter for its superior moisturizing and skin healing abilities. Other ingredients include saponified oils of soy, palm, olive and coconut; essential & fragrance oils and vitamin E. Many customers have described that they no longer have to moisturize (as they did before with commercial brands) after using our soap in a bath or shower.

They use the old-fashioned cold process soap making method, retaining the natural glycerin in our soaps, which help the skin to attract and retain its own natural moisture, leaving it feeling soft. Because our soaps contain no chemicals, detergents, or animal fats, they are safe and healthy for you, your family, and the world around you.

Each bar weighs approximately 5.5-6 ounces and is ideal for washing your body, face, and even your hair! NuMe Natural Soap

Scents in store now!

-Country Clove

-Coconut Lime

-Dead Sea Salt

-Eucalyptus Mint

-Georgia on my Mind

-Honey Almond

-Lavender

-Lavender Rose

-Lavender Vanilla

-Lemon Butter Sage

-Lemongrass

-Peppermint

-Pumpkin Spice

-Rosemary Eucalyptus

-Spiced Orange

-Sweet Basil

NuMe Body Butter

Lavender Vanilla

These body butters are amazing at moisturizing your skin with only simple, healthy, non-toxic, preservative-free ingredients. More and more good news is coming out about coconut oil and its health and beauty benefits. We couldn’t agree more, which is why coconut oil is a main ingredient in our body butters. After all, 60% of the products we apply to our skin is absorbed into our bodies. The best part is you have a product that is clean and amazingly good for your skin! It even works great melted in your bath water!

Each tin is filled with approximately 4 fluid ounces of natural body butter. Ingredients: Coconut oil, shea butter, essential & fragrance oils, vitamin E.

Body Butter Scents in store now!

-Sandalwood

-Coconut Lime

-Lavender Rose

-Lavender Vanilla

-Strawberries

-Honey Almond

Any NuMe product would make for a perfect gift!

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Large Bars-$8.00

Mini Bars-$2.25

Body Butter-$12.75

Bits & Pieces Grab Bag-$13.00

Lace Extenders

What’s a top extender? What’s a dress extender? We carry both! With these you can add a little lacy length to any top or dress, and help transition either a top or dress from winter to spring or summer to fall. The extenders create a fun and feminine look, adding dimension to any item. The jersey-knit cami-tank is adorned with 8″ of lovely, luxe, double-layer knit lace. The lace has a slit on either side to make it loose and comfortable as well as adjustable straps. It can add a feminine touch to any top and also makes it long enough to wear with leggings! This item has definitely been one of our most popular items! After purchasing an extender, we suggest taking it home to your closet and seeing what all it will work with, you will be surprised.  You can wear the top extender under a simple t-shirt, flannel button-down or a cardigan for a different look. See below for some of our favorite ways to wear these must have essentials!

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Grace and Lace (Top Extender in Beige)

How they fit: These tend to run big. If you are between sizes, we suggest sizing down. Sizing is generous because of the stretch in fabric. Available in beige, black and ivory. This layering piece is a must have to add to your wardrobe…no matter how you choose to wear it. Be creative! Share with us how you wear your lace top or dress extenders by emailing us at customercare@shopbloved.com

 

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Dress Extender in black

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Top Extender in Beige

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Top Extender in Black

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Top Extender in Ivory