Beauty Counter for Target Launch 

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH 2016 

Today is the day! Beauty Counter is now available at your nearest Target for a limited time ONLY. 

Why should you care? 

Beauty Counter is the first beauty brand to partner with Target. Target will have a limited time capsule collection of 17 amazing products for just 9 weeks. The sizes are smaller and so are he prices ranging from $12 to $39. Same exact products. Inside your Beauty Counter purchases will be a code for a free gift that can be redeemed while shopping with me :) 

Quantities are limited so get them while supplies lasts! 

Shop the full collection with me at www.beautycounter.com/christenjohnson 

Get Comfortable with Tommy John

I don’t know about you but I’m most comfortable when naked…

No?

Well, as a young professional, I always have to look the part and it’s not always the most comfortable thing to do. My main issue is trying to keep cool, especially during the hot summer months.

So, how do I cope with my issues? I try to always wear loose fitting, light weight fabrics. This prevents my clothing from sticking to my body and attracting more heat.

I gravitate towards:

  • dresses
  • wide leg pants
  • skirts
  • sleeveless tops



But for guys, it’s a little different. They don’t have as many options as us women and actually have to wear a lot more clothing than we do. A suit is normal in the professional work world and that is more than likely layered with a blazer.

Honestly, it starts from underneath. If a guy has on great undergarments that fit well, everything else will fall into place. Tom Paterson wasn’t very comfortable in his suit and tie either and he decided to do something about it. Before he knew it, Tommy John was created.

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Tommy John breaks traditions with their products by using innovative materials and fabrics that move with the human body. And as a fairly new company, they’re constantly evolving and improving their products. Unlike any other cotton underwear, these super soft undergarments keep guys cool underneath their slacks, blazers and their button down shirts while still remaining professional. They offer 5 different types of fabrics to choose from that will keep any guy dry in any situation.

Check out their 5 different types of fabrics
The striped underwear pictured above were made from the “cool” fabric. These are designed for everyday wear. The cool, cotton fabric is very breathable and keeps all the moisture away!

  • dries 4 to 5 times quicker than normal cotton
  • keeps you 2 to 3 times cooler than normal cotton
  • cotton stretch fabric

So when is Tommy John coming out with  a women’s line? You’ll have to wait and see!

Welcome to the Team| Beautycounter Cosmetics

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH 2016

After driving in the car for over an hour in a half, we finally made it! One of my favorite clients, Star had invited me to her home for a cosmetics party…

A month ago, she was in the Club House telling me about this cosmetics line that she had just been introduced to. She was explaining to me that the cosmetics being sold today aren’t safe for our skin. Little do we know, they are full of toxic chemicals that the company’s behind the products refuse to tell us about. They do such a tremendous job at marketing the ingredients as being “natural” or “organic” but don’t fully explain how the products are made or what exactly they’re made with. It was a little disturbing to know that most of the products that I have been using on my skin every day were actually harming me.

Of course, I was the last person to arrive but I walked in right before it actually got started. There were so many different products set up around the room. I was like a kid in the candy store! But before we could test out the products, we had a quick little session about what Beauty Counter is and their mission as a company.

“The United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938”.

I learned so much about the company as a whole and their overall mission. They plan to get safer products in the hands of everyone by educating people on the products through social gatherings. Beauty Counter aims to source ingredients from sustainable, non-GMO suppliers. They do not test products on or ingredients on animals nor human beings. Unlike other makeup lines, they’re very transparent on what their products are made out of as far as the known components of fragrances, flavors and intentionally added preservatives. Now, they’ve only been around for about 3 years so they don’t have every single product yet but there is more to come. 

Products on the way: 

  • Men’s line 
  • Deodorant 

Beauty Counter will also be in all Target locations soon for a limited time so look out for us! 

Towards the end of the presentation, Erin, one of the consultants asked if anyone was interested in joining their team. This seemed like a really great opportunity for me and the perfect time to join. I thought it would go hand in hand with Trunk Club and it would be an excellent way to help grow my business. An opportunity was knocking and I HAD to take it!

I’m excited to see what this will bring. I’ve already been talking about it to a few of my coworkers and family. I never thought I’d be working in sales and look at me now.

I also decided to purchase the Rosewater Uplifting Spray. BEST PURCHASE THUS FAR!

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Organic rose essence and purified water combine to nourish skin and create a dewy glow, leaving skin instantly refreshed. Perfect for a midday pick-me-up or when you’re on the go and even great for setting your makeup. Meanwhile, a few spritzes on your pillows impart a light rose aroma as you sleep. 

How amazing?!

Follow Beauty Counter on IG: @beautycounter

Learn more about their cosmetics line and shop the products at Beautycounter.com/christenjohnson

The Big Chop | How it Happened

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19th 2016

I parked my car and vigorously walked up the steps of my hairdresser. It was 5:33pm and in my head, I was still on time for my 5:30pm appointment…

I was super excited. Just a week ago, I had decided that it was time for a change. My hair had been short for about 3 years now and sadly, it wasn’t flourishing the way I wanted it to. Something needed to be done.

I finally made it to the top of the steps and noticed that the suite was empty. The lights were on but no one was around. I was slightly confused. Ironically, I scheduled my appointment 2 days prior to avoid this from happening and just my luck, it happened anyway. I immediately called my stylist but got the voicemail. More than a couple of phone calls and a text message later, I began to lose hope. I didn’t leave work early for nothing. Somebody was cutting my hair today!

I scrolled through the messages in my phone and decided to text the barber who I had reached out to earlier that week. Coincidentally, he was on his way back to the barbershop which just so happened to be right across the street. How perfect! I arrived at the barbershop and took a seat until my name was called. CT (the barber) took me as soon as he walked in. And about 20 minutes later, I was bald…



 

Transitioning into Fall| Light weight Fabrics

ITS MID-AUGUST AND FALL IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. Everyone is beginning to pack up those tank tops and sun dresses and dust off their cashmere sweaters and turtlenecks.

But wait…

Fall isn’t all chilly. There is still some warm weather left that we can’t let go of. How do you keep cool while keeping warm? It’s all in the fabrics.

Linen


This light weight fabric was known to just be worn in the summer months but times have changed. you can layer them underneath jackets and sweaters as well for a simple fall look.

Silk

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I’ve known a lot of people to be scared of this fabric. Why? Don’t ask me. This super soft fabric hangs perfectly under sweaters, jackets and vests. It can be very delicate so I suggest getting it dry cleaned.

Cotton


This is a classic. Cotton has always been one of the best fabrics to wear. It’s easy to care for and lasts for years to come!

What fabrics are your favorite for the fall?

Looks created by Sophisticated Chic

 

Same dress, different look | From desk to dinner 

So remember that dress I wore to the Fashion Show last Saturday?


Dress: Kohl’s

Clutch: J. Crew

Shoes: From my moms closet

Well I bought it in 2 different color ways. I’m not a big fan of buying the same thing twice but I just couldn’t resist!

Dress: Kohl’s

Cardigan: New York & Co.

Shoes: JustFab

They don’t even look the same, do they? I absolutely loved the print on this one. It kinda looks like lemons from afar 🍋

As bold as these dresses may seem, they are very versatile. As you can see, all I did was change my shoes, add a cardigan and I went straight from a night out to business casual.

Shirt dresses are actually one of my favorite trends. They’re the perfect transitional pieces that can be worn now into the fall!

What are you favorite transitional pieces?

 

Kashion presents “Styled by Influence Fashion Show”| My favorite artists

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6TH 2016

I was invited to what I thought would be just a fashion show, but when we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised…


There was singing, poetry, spoken word and even art. Amazing art designs that I’ve never seen before. And to top it off, all of these talented artists, poets and singers were under the age of 25

Newviee by Claudia

Painter

IG: @Newviee


DWHPP by Dymond Whipper-Young

Sculptor. Painter. Drawer

Email: Dyymondwy@gmail.com

IG:@_DWHPP


Donovan Jones aka The DonLeeBoy

Poet. Spoken Word Artist. Rapper

Email:DJones0093@gmail.com

IG: TheDonLeeBoy

I’m really glad I could attend this event. I met a lot of great people that I could potentially work with in the future. Our generation is filled with talented individuals who do so many great things and I am very blessed to be apart of it!

Other designers featured:

  • Daft!
  • Qui Piece
  • Egyppt
  • Wasted Youth
  • Illicit Rag Vintage
  • Nudxty

What to Wear| King Ranch Saddle Shop Edition

Picture this…

You’re driving in your car on your way home from a long day of work and your favorite song is playing. As the song ends, the radio host hops on the mic and announces that he’s giving away two free concert tickets to the upcoming Taylor Swift concert and the next caller would be the lucky winner!

WHAT?

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Of course your phone is all the way in the backseat buried at the bottom of your purse but all of a sudden, you hear a familiar voice coming through the speakers. It’s your best friend!

OMG! SHE WON THE TICKETS!

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As you pull  into your drive way, you immediately reach for your phone and call her. She picks up the phone and the both of you are screaming at the top of your lungs. At this point, neither one of you of can contain yourselves. Then suddenly, you both stop screaming and it’s silent…

“WHAT ARE WE GOING TO WEAR?”

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The both of you run to your closets and throw all of your options on the bed. Here’s what you all pull together.

After trying everything on, you both decide on looks 1 and 4.The concert wasn’t until tomorrow night but it is always best to plan ahead!

If you didn’t notice how incredibly unique these boots are, you must be blind. These boots have been designed by experienced craftsman who uses the finest leather and simple yet elegant designs to create high-quality products. Since 1909, the King Ranch Saddle Shop has been known for their hand-made leather goods. Be sure to check out their selection of cowgirl boots and cowboy boots! Up until today, they continue early traditions of what the previous saddle makers had learned. Their website holds new and old favorites along with a variety of photographs that have been able to capture the beautiful history of the company.

“The hands have changed, but the techniques, craftsmanship, skill and pride are all the same timeless quality that King Ranch has been long known for.” 

Keep up with King Ranch Saddle Shop on:

Facebook – King Ranch Saddle Shop

Instragram – @Kingranchsaddleshop

Linked-in – Kingranchsaddleshop

Pinterest – krsadddleshop