Holiday Style with Andrea’s Beau

It’s officially party season and with so many different types of events it can be difficult to figure out what to wear!  Well here at Andrea’s Beau, we are here to help. Check out a few of these different party outfits for a great way to show off your fabulous Andrea’s Beau headbands and you’ll be sure to look amazing!

Glitz and Glam Holiday Party
Going to a fun and fancy cocktail party? Add a pop of festive red to any glamorous black and gold outfit with the beautiful Indu Indian Motif Headband by Andrea’s Beau in Red Gem, you’ll be sure to steal the show!
Ugly Sweater Holiday Party

Ugly Sweater Holiday Party by andreas-beau

Maybe you’re on your way to a ugly sweater party with friends? Try out the Simply Veronica Velvet Headband! It is simple enough to not distract from your glorious sweater and the velvet makes it a lovely holiday accessory. It also is available in 21 colors! You’ll be sure to find a hue to match!

Casual Office Holiday Party
Maybe the office holiday party isn’t a time to show off, but that doesn’t mean you can’t shine a bit. The Ultra Circa Beaded Headband is the perfect accessory to do just that! The metallic beads that make up this headband offer just the right amount of shimmer to an outfit that can make the transition from work to play.
Elegant Evening Holiday Party

Elegant Evening Holiday Party by andreas-beau

Or are you going to a more glamorous affair? The Tessa Metallic Crest Hard Headband is the perfect accessory! It is classic, but makes enough of a statement to accompany any simple evening gown. Add in a few more gold accents and you have something special!

Christmas Morning

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It might not be a party, but it sure is a celebration! Plus there are going to be pictures! With the Simply Elodie Raw Silk Bow Headband you don’t have to put much effort into looking your best, just brush your hair and slip on this great headband!

Do you have an outfit to show off your Andrea’s Beau Hair Accessories this year? Post it on our Facebook Page or tag us on Polyvore and we will feature it on our blog!

Andrea’s Beau Gift Guide 2014 – Hostess Gifts

Andrea's Beau Gift Guide 2014 - Hostess Gifts

December is always filled with celebrations and gift giving. Andrea’s Beau is here to make things a little bit easier by giving you a list of the perfect hostess gifts, all under $50 and most under $25!

  1. Rifle Paper Co. Floral Coaster Set – $16.00 – A beautiful set of 8 thick chipboard coasters. Four different color schemes of Rifle Paper Co.’s signature floral pattern are packaged in a lovely floral box that is pretty enough you don’t have to wrap it!
  2. Quartz Crystal Wine Stopper from Brooklyn Thread - $42.00 – A real statement piece! These lovely wine stoppers are made from real quartz crystals, so no two are alike! Available in four beautiful colors.
  3. Sea Salt + Bay Rum Candle by Sydney Hale Co. – $30.00 – Everyone needs a break sometimes from the winter weather and what better way than this lovely candle? A refreshing sent of ocean air mixed with warm vanilla rum will make your hostess feel like she has her toes in the sand. Hand-poured in Virginia with premium soy-wax.
  4. Narrow Edie Metallic Headband Pack by Andrea’s Beau - $21.00 – Shimmery and subtle, these headbands will go with almost anything. Choose three out of the five lovely colors, you simply can’t go wrong!
  5. 24K Gold & Champagne Marshmallows by Sugarfina - $24.00 – Decadent? Extravagant? Fun? Yes! Your hostess can bring out these show stoppers as drink garnishes or turn them in to some of the most lavish s’mores you’ve ever seen!

Andrea’s Beau in Marsala

Pantone has announced their Color of the Year for 2015, Marsala! This warm and earthy tone is a wonderful combination of elegant sophistication and laid-back earthiness, a great color for fashion. Check out these Andrea’s Beau accessories in the stylish tone!

Andrea's Beau does the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015, Marsala!

Andrea’s Beau does the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015, Marsala!

Juliet Beaded Headband in Wine

Tory Flower Bobby Pin Set in Garnet

Minna Flower Clip Set in Wine

Summer Hair Tips

Before you wear your beautiful hair ornaments from Andrea’s Beau, here are a few hair tips to keep your locks healthy and lush in the summer months.

Prevent frizz by using a paper towel to gently wring water from your strands post-shower, suggests Adir Abergel, Fekkai celebrity stylist. “The paper won’t create as much friction as a towel, so your hair ends up less frizzy. It also absorbs more water than a cloth towel, really speeding up your drying time,” he explains.

Spray dry shampoo on a bobby pin before sliding it into an updo, suggests Mark Townsend, a consultant for Dove Haircare and a Los Angeles–based stylist with many A-list clients. The spray’s powdery texture gives the pin extra grip, which keeps it from sliding out.

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It’s a myth that unwashed hair takes dye better than squeaky-clean strands, says Jennifer J, an L.A.-based colorist who has tinted Julia Roberts’s tresses. In fact, your colorist needs to see your actual color in order to determine the most flattering hue for you (and product buildup can make your mane look darker). So before your next appointment, suds up.

 

Boutique Spotlight: Over The Moon

Want to see Andrea’s Beau in person? Besides shopping on AndreasBeau.com, you can shop locally at a variety of our retailers. This month we are spotlighting a charming boutique in Montclair, New Jersey called Over the Moon.

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The ideal place to find a very special baby gift, Over the Moon also caters to girls and tweens up to size 16 and boys to size 10.  The best of European and American clothing is featured, along with an intriguing selection of unique and wonderful shoes, toys, books and cards.  They also offer an elegant collection of christening wear, and dreamy flower girl, communion and special occasion wear.

Hours: Monday-Saturday / 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. / Closed on  Sundays

Location: 619 Valley Rd Upper Montclair, NJ  07043

http://www.overthemoonnj.com/

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Fight multiple sclerosis with Andrea’s Beau!

At Andrea’s Beau, we care about giving back to our community and supporting those who need it the most. Our company has partnered with the National Capital Chapter of the MS Society to help people in the DC area that have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Our founder, Andrea Chafetz, has a personal connection to this cause because her close friend, Kathy Wenger, has been diagnosed with MS. Learn more about Kathy’s story below.
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Can you tell us about your personal story surrounding MS?
I was misdiagnosed in 2002 when I first had symptoms of my right foot dragging when I walked and  numbness over most of my body this lasted for about three months before I saw a doctor. Four years later I had similar symptoms only worse, after an MRI  I was diagnosed definitively with MS. I have been giving myself a daily shot of Copaxone for eight and half years since that diagnosis.  Unfortunately,   I have most all the poor side affects from the shot; however, I want to be able to keep walking and the shots help prevent relapses.  I now take the new Copaxone medicine shot given three times a week.  The lesions on my brain and spine have increased  since I was first diagnosed which is to be expected with MS.    I have not had a major relapse only minor issues like my balance is challenged and my fingers become numb often now.
What do you hope the MS Society can accomplish to help people with MS?
I hope the MS Society can raise funds to do both research to find a cure and support local educational programs for people with MS and their caregivers.
What can people do locally to help support this cause?
People can donate either their time to help with implementing the local MS walks or bike rides and if possible they could donate funds for research or do both!
What inspires and motivates you?
Gathering together with friends and loved ones and being in nature especially if it is by the water or in the mountains.
Any life advice for young women and girls?
The following are all sayings and expressions  that I think ring true:
A.  Do well by doing good.
B.  ”People will forget what you said.  People will forget what you did; but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
C.  Five simple rules to be happy:
      1. Free your heart from hatred.
      2. Free your mind from worries.
      3. Live simply.
      4. Give more.
      5. Expect less.
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Summer Fun at Our Latest Shoot!

We’re always a season (or two) ahead when prepping our collection at Andrea’s Beau. We had so much fun with our gorgeous model, Roxy, and our hairstylist Indya Hicks from Nival Salon and Spa. Erin, our newest team member, had her first shoot with us and she did an amazing job coordinating the details. Here are a few behind-the-scenes photos. Our professional photos were taken by Ezra Gregg Photography.

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New Year’s Beauty Resolutions

Hello Gorgeous!

With the new year, you can reinvent yourself and hope for the best year possible. We’ve complied a list of our favorite beauty resolutions. Which ones are you committing to?

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Photo Credit: Pinterest

Resolution #1

Throw out your makeup sponge after every use (or at least once a week). You can buy a 32-pack of makeup sponges for less than a Starbucks coffee.

Resolution #2

Wash your face every night before bed (or at least keep cleansing wipes on your nightstand).

Resolution #3

Floss. Daily. Did you know that brushing alone only cleans about 65 percent of your teeth? That’s right, flossing daily will clean the other 35 percent your toothbrush misses.

Resolution #4

Get rid of your mascara every six months—it’s a breeding ground for bacteria! If you notice a change in smell throw it out sooner.

 Resolution #5

Change your moisturizer to one that has an SPF. Already use one? Use a heavier moisturizer in the winter to protect your skin.

Girls Holiday Wish List

Girls Holiday Wish List

Quick & Easy Headband Tips

 

  • For a flattering look when wearing your headband, push it a few inches back from your head and then pull it forward so it pushes the front section of your hair up slightly.
  • Try different brands and different styles of headbands to find the right one for you.
  • Use thin, different colored headbands to create an interesting style.
  • Headbands are great for keeping your hair out of your face and will stop you from touching your hair, which can make your hair greasy.
  • If your hair is thin/fine then give petite headbands a try.
  • For thicker hair, wider headbands are the go.
  • A thick headband worn on your hairline will shorten an elongated face.
  • Headbands are perfect for disguising greasy roots and taming kinks.
  • If you’re trying to grow out your bangs then a headband is an excellent way to keep your hair out of your face until it gets to a decent length.
  • If you’re having trouble trying to get your headband to stay in place then mist your hair with a little bit of hairspray before putting in your headband to get it to stay put.

Date Night Recipe: Chicken Cakes with Creole Sauce

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 medium-size red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Creole mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Creole Sauce
  • Garnish: chopped fresh parsley

Preparation

  • Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add bell pepper, onions, and garlic, and sauté 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir together bell pepper mixture, chicken, and next 5 ingredients in a bowl. Shape chicken mixture into 8 (3 1/2-inch) patties.
  • Fry 4 patties in 2 tablespoons hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and patties. Serve immediately with Creole Sauce. Garnish, if desired.

Southern Living
FEBRUARY 2002