Haute Holiday Gift Guide

Give the gift this holiday season of giving back to the environment by shopping at your local high end consignment or resale boutique! We are not talking about the nearest Goodwill. Smaller locally owned consignment shops can be found in many cities and towns. They are often hidden gems full of beautiful items and discounted prices. The best part about these places is that they are usually owned by actual members of the community, and your money is going to a real family who needs your support. The problem is most people can’t imagine what they could buy at a resale shop that they could gift. Problem solved here is a Haute Holiday Gift Guide of 3 types of items you could find currently at my consignment boutique Haute Exchange in Dripping Springs Texas, and most resale shops across the United States. 

Holiday Presence 

There is no present in the world like the gift of presence. This idea  is inspired by the collection of gemstones and crystals found throughout our boutique. Everything from raw crystal jewelry to actual stones made to bless the receiver with something extraordinary. For example Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification. You can find it in our precious gems and crystal collections. There are several jewelry items made with Rose Quartz that opens the heart and restores trust and harmony in relationships. It can be even more effective when worn close to the skin. Crystals make beautiful, and special gifts that can bring so much more to those who receive them. 

Coming In Clutch

This year mini bags and purses have been IN STYLE. That includes the classic clutch. High end resale is the perfect place to find usually expensive and very beautiful purses. We have a collection of amazing clutches in the shop ready for their forever home under your tree. Every  young woman needs the perfect clutch for a special occasion. I know you have found yourself dressed to impress suddenly realizing you were about to carry your large everyday bag into a formal event, and completely clash your outfit. 

The Millennial Crop

The youngsters these days seem to have skipped their awkward phase. For the first time we are seeing a younger generation make the crop top look effortlessly cool, and not completely hoochie. These ladies have been pairing their crops with boyfriend jeans, and high waisted bottoms, and they are looking very high fashion. Most high end resale boutiques are rich with vintage wear and really cute crop tops. Pick up a few for the millennial in your life, and maybe a little something for you too.

 

These are just 3 simple examples of fun gifts you can find for loved ones in a consignment shop near you. There are so many more treasures to be found hiding between the racks at your local resale boutique. Think winter boots, fashion accessories, amazing scarves, vintage, and silk! As a perk my shop offers free personal shopping experiences, and a glass of wine or Topo Chico while you browse. Take advantage of sweet little towns all over offering unique and fun finds this holiday season, and support a local business.

Xoxo

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Why I chose ORANGE lipstick (and what you should choose)

Hey there ORANGE lipstick here. Just checking in with all my bright and shining glory. Ever thought about slipping a little bit of this magic right on those perfect lips? No. Oh. That’s really sad. Lets talk about that…

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Orange Lipstick

There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to your lips. Most people choose to shy away from colors that are very bright or obvious. I am going to shine a light on your choices by breaking it down for you technically because there is a science to your color choices.

Introducing the color wheel. A basic color wheel consists of your primary colors. Red, blue and yellow. All other colors come from mixing these three OG’s. When you start to put these colors together you can see that you get your purples greens and oranges. The colors on either side of any specific color are called complimentary colors. This means that they look good together.

The next thing to know is that there are different tones. They can really be categorized into 3 areas. There are cool tones, warm tones and neutral tones. The key to finding your PERFECT LIP COLOR is to figure out what your skin’s under tone is. I have a pink undertone in my skin. This is why I flush easily and have some skin sensitivities. This is common in people with fair skin.

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Color Wheel

The next tidbit is that anything on the yellow, orange and red side are warm tones. Pink is actually red and white which means there is a warmth to that tone as well. Since pink is basically red that means I actually have a warm undertone despite how fair-skinned I am.

Are you totally bored yet? Hang in there because I promise you will really appreciate this when you find your signature color. So if you look at the color on either side of red which we have established is my skin’s undertone you can see that the complimentary colors are purple and orange. So you have seen me in Orange lipstick. Let’s test the theory with a little photo of my lips decked out in purple. The key here is to select a purple on the warm side. Anything to blue will actually be cool which is the opposite of my skins warm undertone. Blue is fun and I rock it on occasion but I admit it does not look as good as the purple and orange lipsticks I use.

Screenshot_20180522-205732Surprise! Doesn’t it look good. I know you had your doubts. I’m not mad. Now that you know you can determine what your skin’s undertone is you can try out all the lips shades you never thought you could wear! For example if you have that olive skin it is actually a green undertone. Try a golden lipstick shade or you will be surprised to find that a blue or teal lip color might look good on you! I know it’s daring but you can try it out at home on  a Sunday when nobody is watching.

Ultimately determining your undertone is key to finding your complimentary colors. If you don’t know how to start all you have to do is book a consultation with your stylist. They can help you discover all kinds of fun things about your look. This same concept is transferable to your hair and clothes to. You can book your consultation on our website at http://www.pommespa.com with any of our amazing stylists. Until then Peace. Love. Pomme.

xoxo

Love