My birthday celebrations began last night with a trip to Chastain Park Amphitheater to watch Garbage and Blondie. It’s an open air venue in the heart of Buckhead, Atlanta – and VERY middle class – not remotely rock and roll. There’s ample space between rows where you can set up your picnic table and nibble on olives and hummus, while muddling your Old Fashioned. I kid you not.
Hampered by a couple of severe downpours Garbage and Blondie completed 2 incredible sets. It’s hard to believe that Shirley Manson is 51 and Debbie Harry is 72. They are absolutely fierce women, dressing as they please and aging as they please – I adore them both for their strong examples to women everywhere. They can both still belt out a tune too.
The irony of ‘Only Happy When it Rains‘ was not lost on us…Shoes – Isabel Marant // Lace-up Jeans – TopShop // T-shirt – AllSaints
Before I go today I want to appeal to anyone in the US or Canada looking for a new challenge, or opportunity, that they can run alongside their regular job, or that will help them get back into earning an income, if you’ve been out of work or a SAHM. Rodan + Fields can be a lucrative side gig for a plan b, a safety net, an exit strategy or to relieve the burden of debt. My business is thriving and I’ve set a goal to add a number of consultants to my team this month. So if you’d like further information don’t hesitate to email me firstname.lastname@example.org – no commitment, purely informational – and see where it takes you. If I can do it I know you can – I’d never sold a girl scout cookie before last August and my business has transformed my life and the wealth of my family.
These are the most beautiful shoes. A fabulously perfect pink hue, with great leather, a feminine cut and dainty pointed toe. I have them in sage green too.
They are available in bone white and black too.
I actually think they are the PERFECT city shoe – a pair of shoes that you can throw in your bag for the office and wear when you’re dashing around on foot from office to tube/subway etc. Far more elegant than sneakers or flip flops! If you have a wide foot like me I advise sizing up half a size – I’m a true US 8.5 and these are a US 9.
It’s a crazy time of year here – Poppy turns 11 on Thursday, school finishes next Thursday, then we’re off to the UK for fish and chips, natters with good friends, a bit of rain and Revels and chocolate buttons 😉
Last Sunday was Mother’s Day here and we had our first morning at the pool followed by a delicious family lunch. They treated me well.
Then catching up from previous days…A week ago I had one of my brilliant partners from Rodan + Fields in town and I was invited to present. It was a blast speaking from the heart about my passion for the brand and the energy in the room was wonderful – we gained lots of new consultants that evening who can now join in the fun! I got my glad rags on for the night and wore Victoria Beckham by Target intentionally – why not channel another female power house if that’s where your sights are set!?
T-Shirt – Free People // Shoes – Primark // Jeans – J. Brand // Bag – Coach (old) // Earrings – Mango
Culottes – Uniqlo // Shoes – Marks & Spencer // Top – Mango (old)
**Everlane kindly provided the shoes for this post, though all thoughts and opinions are my own.
p.s. I am selling preloved items on Instagram @PoppysStylePreloved and offering free global shipping on all items.
So I can finally share – I was waiting till after my trip back to the UK, once I had shown my Mum and Dad. As it turns out my 5 year old niece, Alice, is rubbish with secrets and snitched on me at the weekend! I guess it’s a good thing that Mum and Dad know in advance – the fewer shocks the better 😉 My lion is done – I’m a Leo and I love all it signifies.
We had a lovely relaxing weekend and went out for another ‘end of testing’ celebratory lunch. It was actually planned originally as a meal out for me and Dave – then Hugh invited himself and his sister. Not one to dissuade an interest in dining out, we happily changed our reservation from evening to lunchtime and went as a party of four.
I wore my new Victoria Beckham x Target dress. I’d told myself I wasn’t going to buy anything from the range, but as I read reviews I thought I’d give it a whirl. As the reviews confirmed the quality is amazing – far superior to any $35 dress I’ve ever bought in the past! The fabric is heavy, but comfortable and on my shape you can’t beat a drop waist cut! I’m wearing a Large which fits perfectly.
Once again the weather is heavily influencing my outfits – we’re in that ’80 degrees one day, 50 degrees the next’ time of year until the end of May when it is reliable blazing everyday.
Jeans – J Brand // Shoes – Miu Miu // Top – Mango (old)
Trousers – Cos (old) // Shoes – Zara (old) // Shirt – H&M (in sale now here) // Jacket – AllSaints (old) // Bag – Proenza Schouler
As we move toward May (not wishing April away!) I realized that nearly every year I get caught out. Mother’s Day in the USA is in May – so I always forget when Mothering Sunday is in the UK! I have no commercials, emails, or news prompts to remind me in March! I’m getting better though, and my Mum did receive a potted lily before she left with Dad on their Cunard cruise from Singapore to S. Africa. They’re really slumming it as empty nesters!
Anyway as I mentioned Mother’s Day here in the US is May 14th so I thought it would be great opportunity to host a giveaway – whether you’ve already celebrated or not!
Enter here to win 2 Rodan + Fields gift sets! Neither are available to purchase and both are valued at over $100!
- The Rodan + Fields Lash Boost and eye cream gift set with pouch
- The Rodan + Fields spring gift set with lip renewing serum and eye cream with pouch
Enter here between now and May 5th for your chance to win – Mother’s Day giveaway
Preamble – this is a one off informational post on my other business – then it’s all back to fashion, fun and family here at Poppy’s Style!
As many of you know I started working with Rodan + Fields back in August 2016. My endeavors with the skincare business were some of the reasons that I took a break from blogging at the beginning of the this year. I am thrilled to report the business is going from strength to strength and I am still relishing every moment of it.
Let’s face it MLM/network marketing/social commerce businesses historically have a poor reputation and carry some stigma. Unfortunately this bad rap was generated by companies who abused the concept, had no viable product and made money out of the initial investment leaving the franchise owner with nothing to build a business.
R+F, however, have had products in the market for years – initially in retail stores and then the dermatologists saw the opportunity to empower business owners and leverage the world of social media and peer recommendations. Our products are incredible and the before and after photos of our customers and consultants are testament to that. Personally my skin has never been better, and as a melanoma survivor and prior sun worshipper, I assure you that skincare is at the top of my obsessions.
So this post is just to make you aware of the following :
- In order to maintain the integrity of Poppy’s Style I will be moving all posts relating to beauty and skincare to a new site – PoppysStyleBeauty.com (link in header above) where all my beauty obsessions from my lipstick addiction to dealing with cracked heels and Brazilians will be discussed 😉
- If you are at all interested in trying the skincare regimens that I am now evangelical about, having tried them all, you can email me at email@example.com or visit my site here for more information. If you are outside the USA I can offer free shipping and payment via Paypal.
- If you would like to follow my footsteps and feel ready for a new challenge, more fun, new friends, more income and some self-development, and you reside in the US, Canada or Australia email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit this site for more information. 1-2 hours a day has changed my life and lifestyle – no one is too busy, and anyone with any experience can succeed with a little dedication.
See you here at Poppy’s Style or PoppysStyleBeauty.com and thank you as ever for reading, commenting and your ongoing support – I truly appreciate you all! xxx
Our beautiful Spring Gift Set has arrived – perfect for Mother’s Day, teachers gifts, bridesmaids gifts or graduation gifts!
It’s 5 years since I began blogging. I’ve loved every second of it, but I feel my interest in clothes, capturing outfits and shopping tips is waning. It’s started to feel a little shallow for me. Maybe because I am so enthused by my new endeavor with Rodan + Fields?
So for now I am calling it a day with the blog. You can still reach me at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll still be around on Instagram at PoppysStyle – please come and say hi there!
Last night I had the incredible privilege of spending an hour learning from these incredible leaders. I’ve now been with Rodan + Fields for 4 months and these folk really are my squad. We coach, mentor, share, laugh, curse, giggle, let off steam, drink wine, and more, for an hour each week. We come from all different backgrounds, all across the country, and now Canada and Australia.
I am a different woman from the woman I was 4 months ago. New and improved – just ask my Husband! Rodan + Fields is not just a source of considerable income for me, but it is a source of fun, passion and community, that has usurped my passion for blogging.
Don’t let fear of the unknown or fear of failure hinder you and stop you from living the life you want with confidence. There is nothing more liberating than stepping into the unknown and being supported by cheerleaders who have been where you are now. I will cheer you on, coach you, support you, encourage you – alongside all these other amazing, elite people! Come on…you’ve nothing to lose, and so much to gain.
Let’s chat at email@example.com or here on Facebook.
This wonderful, innovative, overnight conditioning serum for eye lashes and brows was launched at our convention back in October. As a consultant I was able to get my hands on it early and after just 4 weeks I have seen such an improvement in my lashes – they look thicker and longer, with more volume. Optimum results are achieved by 8 weeks so I can’t wait to see them at the end of the month!
We are currently offering a Holiday special Lash Boost gift set – buy Lash Boost and receive a free eye cream and pouch too, while supplies last. You might as well have great eyes if you’re going to have great lashes! If you are in the US you can order yours here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to receive a 10% discount. These bundles make fabulous gifts for the beauty product lover in your life! I’d love to find some premium lash care in my stocking!
As you all know I now consult for Rodan + Fields skincare. My results over the 6 weeks that I have been using the products are most impressive.
- Firmer skin from using the AMP roller which builds collagen
- No bags under my eyes or discoloration, and fine lines are fading
- Tighter eyelids from using the eye cream – less droopy
- Age spots and discoloration from the sun is fading
- Skin is brighter and more radiant
We just launched an amazing new product that has been in the works for several years – tested, and now proven results are achieved with Lash Boost. It makes lashes longer looking, darker, and more flexible and resilient.
Here are some before and after photos.
I just started using it last night and can’t wait to see the results – 4 weeks to WOW and 8 weeks to WHOA!
It is not available to our customers until 11/2 BUT you can get one before then by entering my giveaway below! I will give one reader (US based only) a tube of Lash Boost ($150) which is 2 months worth of product. Enter between 10/14 and 10/31!
Also if you message me (email@example.com) to become a Preferred Customer, and enroll for the 10% discount and free shipping, I will throw in a FREE eye cream – our number 1 seller!
Anyone interested in consulting with me – being CEO of your own business, selling premium market leading products, making $$$, and having an amazing time with smart, savvy friends should email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – if you enroll before the end November you will receive a free Lash Boost from me too!
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I am a self proclaimed product junkie. Or I was. Let me explain. I have bought everything – you name a brand I have tried it – everything from drugstore own brands to Charlotte Tilbury, La Mer and Perricone MD. Nothing has changed my skin dramatically.
Now I don’t have terrible skin – but I’ve smoked, I’ve drunk more wine than I should and I’m 45 – gravity is not my friend. Oh and I have baked in the sun WAY too much over the years. This has all resulted in what I thought was skin that really couldn’t be improved too much except with medical intervention like needles and tucks. I’ve done botox and fillers – but quite honestly I would much rather spend my money on clothes than injections every 3-6 months.
My friend Trish then introduced me to Rodan + Fields. I’d never heard of them before. Trish sent me a few before and after photos of consultants and customers who had used it and, full disclosure, I was so impressed with what I saw that I invested in the company and became a consultant without having even tried the products!
I have been using the Reverse regimen in the morning and the AMP roller, eye cream, lip serum and night serum in the evening (all the product packages contain 2-3 month of product). After 2 weeks the improvement in tone, firmness, brightness, of my skin is remarkable. Consistent use of these products has improved my skin more than I ever imagined a product could.
You can see from these photos – no filter – same time of day and no make up that
- under my eye is firmer
- my scar under my lip is disappearing
- the skin under my chin is firmer
- the age spots around my eye are fading
- the sun freckles on my forehead and cheek are fading
- my lips are smoother
- best of all my skin looks healthier, pores are smaller and I have a glow!
My girlfriend actually said I looked like I had lost 10lbs off my face – well the scales unfortunately don’t agree but I’ll take it!
Now the brand is only available through consultants like myself – but if you are interested in trying the products for yourself then don’t hesitate to contact me via email@example.com or just sign up as a preferred customer, risk free, to receive 10% discount, free shipping and a full 60 day guaranteed refund if you don’t love the products.
Sorry to those outside the US and Canada hopefully we’ll be available to you soon! Australia is coming in the next few months!
Back with more style and fashion tomorrow!
So Labor Day has come and gone and it seems the weather here is all to aware of it. Its still beautiful and warm but the humidity has dissipated making everything 100x more comfortable!
I’ve been able to wear my denim jacket for the past 2 days!
Dress – H&M (on sale here) // Shoes – Dolce Vita // Jacket – Gap // Basket – H&M
Last night these beauties arrived – I can only see them in stock here at Net-a-porter – they are selling like hotcakes!
While I was on the Sam Edelman site looking for them I spotted these gorgeous things – another great Gucci tribute – these are blue velvet or magenta suede but also come in other colors.
Finally just a quick note to let you all know that I recently started another business as a Rodan + Fields consultant – I adore their products and many of you have already been in touch with me regarding them. It’s an incredible opportunity to continue my journey as an entrepreneur. You can read more here. Thank you for your support!