Posts by Allyn Lewis

BEAUTY: Battle of the Dry Shampoos

Dry shampoo can either be your best friend or your worst nightmare.  It can work wonders to extend hair days before a wash is needed. Plus, dry shampoo also adds sexy body, gives voluptuous volume, absorbing excess oil and can even leave your tresses with a fresh, clean scent. But, these fab results often come at a price – some add an instant itch to your scalp, others will grant you with a chalky white mess all day long. I’ve spent lots of time experimenting with dry shampoos, so before you hit the store to grab one, read up on the good, the bad, and the ugly. A little background on my hair – I’m a blonde babe with lots of hair, but it’s thin and limp. It’s naturally wavy and a medium blonde shade, to which I’ve had highlights added to brighten it up. Before dry shampoo, I had to wash

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BUSINESS: Secrets to Staying Organized

Ask any of my employees, co-workers, or my business partner. Coordination is my game and organization is the name.  Being a publicist/model/business owner/fitness junkie/family girl (which includes a 15 year old little sister who recently became a boy fanatic) sure keeps my hands full. I’m sharing 6 of my secrets with you on how I juggle my schedule, AND still have time fit in 7 hours of sleep [almost] every night! 1.) Be aware of how much time you spending planning the plan:  People ask me all the time, “how do you do it?” Well for one thing, I don’t have time to think about how it happens. I just get it done. Which brings me to my first point, don’t spend more time planning your plan than actually getting things done. Advertisement 2.) DON’T plan out your entire schedule for the day: Ever try this before? Scheduling out your

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MODEL: Circus Freaks

You’ve never seen a circus like this before…  Published in PATTERN. Willyum Photography concept.create.capture, Designer – Andrea Howell of Tidal Cool Creations, Hair stylist – Tara Tumbleson-Welch, Makeup by Arrey Lee, Models – Allyn Lewis, Arrey Lee, LaShonda Reed and Chad Pitschka.     Get the looks from Tidal Cool Creations:  Black, white and yellow mismatched Harlequin gloves – $8 Black/white Harlequin dress – $90 Ruffled harlequin mini shawl – $15 Red/white mitred corset, sweetheart bodice, sheer embellished tulle sides – $80 Red/white polka dot booty shorts, with sheer tulle side insets – $25 Red/white stripe and polka dot bustle skirt, ties in front – $110 Red/black vertical stripe leggings – $25 Gold spandex booty shorts – $25 Black/white stripe corset with leatherette and zipper peekaboo detailing – $90 Cropped conductors jacket, hobo buttons – $90 Mini top hat – $20

STYLE: Holiday Trends

Sharing some of my favorite trends I’m loving this season. Enjoy!  Happy holidays <3  Winter Whites by allynlewis featuring xmas ornaments

RECAP: Tidal Cool Spa Day

Manis, massages, shopping, and photo shoots – doesn’t that should so fabulous and relaxing?  Well, it was! If you missed Tidal Cool Spa Day on 11/22, shame on you. But, don’t worry. I’m recapping all the details, so it won’t feel like you missed a thing!  Despite some morning travel setbacks, the Pretty Living girls finally made it to the Hildebrandt Artist Collective in Cleveland, OH for Spa day on Friday! The event was hosted by local Cleveland Fashion Designer, Andrea Howell of Tidal Cool Creations, produced by Pretty Living PR, and benefitted the Philippinne Red Cross to aid in offering relief to Typhoon Haiyan survivors.  Check out the main features of the event:

SHOP: JuicyCanvas [Remixing Art & Fashion]

Beginning a new fashion trend by discovering and customizing contemporary art… As a publicist, I’m always on the look out for what is going to be the next big thing. I’ve found it – and it’s called, JuicyCanvas. My forward thinking fashionistas, you definitely need to give this a try. JuicyCanvas began as a passion for street art and the undiscovered artist the owners found in Buenos Aires. The concept has created a new marketplace allowing you to remix trending art and print it onto T-shirts, hoodies, mobile cases, stretched canvas, baby onesies, and more. Plus, how can you not fall in love with this little cutie?

SUICIDE: Songs by Stephanie Kong

I’m sure you’re probably thinking ‘Suicide is a terrible title to give to a blog post.’  In correlation with my project, La Nuit Noire, a ball to raise suicide awareness and prevention, I am going to start incorporating stories of suicide into my regular fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and pr content. I know, it’s a little different, but necessary…  Since publicly announcing La Nuit Noire just a few short weeks ago, I have been absolutely blown away by the number of people who have opened up to me about their stories encountering suicide. Whether attempting suicide themselves, struggling with suicidal thoughts, or losing a loved one to suicide, so many people are affected and yet, it takes something powerful for people to open up about it.

SHOP: Vienna Victoria [Jewels with Glam]

Ladies, how many times have you lost your beloved lipstick, accidentally left it at home before heading out for your big date, or realized your favorite tube of gloss doesn’t fit in your little wristlet? Well… Vienna Victoria offers a fabulous, functional, and fashionable solution. Combining jewelry and makeup, this is the must-have luxury fashion accessory of the year!  Advertisement V & V offers a line of jewelry designed with a secret “Vanity Vault” that holds a mirror and one gorgeous lip color. No matter where your busy life takes you, you’ll always have fast access to your lip-wear. For all of you super-busy gals (especially those of us in the fashion and/or PR businesses), there is finally an accessory that can multi-task like we do. V&V Jewelry is designed with yellow, white, rose, and black gold over bronze compacted with lipstick luxuries and made with Swarovski Elements. And just when you thought it

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