Father’s Day: Pico’s Perfect Gift

Hello Beautiful,

Father’s Day is one of those silent special days that you forget all about, then it sneaks up on you and your left feeling guilty that you got your father, husband or baby daddy nothing. Not one thing!

Did you even know Father’s Day is this Sunday?! Yes ma’am it is!

I know, I know… You do not have a gift! No worries… I got you!

My pick for this year’s Father’s Day gift is a PicoLapelle Pin. This year seems to be the year of the gentleman and every man should have this piece to look and feel dapper. The Pico Brand is a Bahamian-Owned luxury men’s accessory company specializing in lapel pins and pocket pieces.

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PicoLapelle was launched in 2014 by GQ magazine collector and men’s fashion lover, Keron Wood. His hobby and love for fashion inspired him to tap into the men’s fashion industry, thus launching a brand that focused on a men’s fashion staple, the lapel flower. At the time, wearing a lapel pin was not the trend in the Bahamas. Thus making Keron and PicoLapelle pioneers to boost the trend and sell the pin.

The first PicoLapelle style made was the PicoLapelle Bloom. It embodies a full bloom flower made from fabric and is hand sewn. Three years later, and the PicoLapelle are offered in 7 styles.

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That gives you a good selection to chose from for the different fathers in your life. I had a chance to view the PicoLapelle portfolio and there is something for the old and young fathers. However, if I had to make a suggestion on which PicoLapelle to get for the younger fathers… I would say one of the Pico Wood pins.

The Pico Wood pins are unisex (which means you get to borrow them, girlfriend). They’re the hottest trend in lapel pins for Summer 2017 and a personal favorite of designer & CEO of The Pico Brand, Keron Wood.

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Keron says it’s his favorite, ‘not because of its a combination of his middle name and last name (Keron Pico Wood) but because it’s a unique style that combines art, culture, and class.

Maybe your father or the father in your life is a little more settled. For him, I would suggest the “Moncur” pin. It’s subtle but gives the outfit a little extra sharpness.

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Besides the lapel pins, The Pico Brand offers pocket squares as well. These vibrant, classic men’s wear essentials complete any blazer, whether worn formally or casually. Keron also hinted about new products in the upcoming future. However, we’ll have to stay tuned to The Pico Brand’s social media outlets to find out what they are, but whatever they are I know they will be amazing! Be sure to follow The Pico Brand on Instagram and Facebook.

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The PicoLapelle pins range from $20.00 to $50.00 according to the style, and the Picopockets are 25.00. Not bad for quality, long-lasting, products that any “Dapper Dad” would appreciate. Also, this Father’s Day, The Pico Brand is offering special bundle deals with up to $10.00 worth of savings!

I haven’t started my Father’s Day shopping yet, but that’s because I already know I’m getting my dad a Pico Bundle for father’s day. Any man can wear a lapel pin, but a PicoLapelle pin is a Bahamian luxury, gentleman quality, and design original.

Sunday is soon here! Get your dad the perfect Pico gift!

 

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Xo,

Conesha

 

 

PANDORA: Petals & Pumps Party

Hello Beautiful,

PANDORA is one of my favorite jewelry brands. Its always one of my easiest gifts to give and most desired gifts to receive.

I’ve been collecting and purchasing PANDORA jewelry pieces since 2009, with my first piece being the Moments Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet with a Barrel Clasp. It was a gift from my best friend. Since then I’ve gotten a pink leather bracelet, a pearl ring, the PANDORA Charm Necklace and lots of charms for my bracelets.

I love to give PANDORA charms as gifts on special occasions, and they have something for every occasion! When I turned 21, I bought my mom the little girl charm and gifted it to her with a note saying, “21 years ago today, You had a little girl, and she was Me.” She has since bought a little boy charm as well, to signify my brother.

My PANDORA charms tell stories of one of my best friend’s and I obsession over cupcakes, stories of travel, a reminder that I am a Black Rose, and love, love, love!

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So when the PANDORA boutique located on Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas invited me to their Petal & Pumps themed mixer to celebrate the store turning 2 years in business,  and the release of the PANDORA Rose Iconic Set, I was there… no questions asked!

The event was everything PANDORA. It was stylish, classy and pink!

There were pink peonies, pink balloons, pink champagne flutes and get this… a PINK carpet! Not the red carpet honey… the PINK carpet!

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The crowd rocked to the sound of DJ Safire as she mixed Hip-Hop, Pop, and Soca’s recent hits.

I was excited to be there as I mixed with loyal Pandora customers, lovely Pandora staff and 4 of the Caribbean’s top Bloggers… all hailing from the Bahamas, and all looking as stylish as ever!

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The little boutique was packed, so after a few excuse Me, excuse Me, I’m sorry… excuse Me’s, I made it to one of the stores sweetest sales reps. It’s unfortunate that I didn’t get her name but she had a pleasant smile and was very helpful. She showed me thumb rings, earrings, necklaces and made sure I entered my name in the raffle drawing. I didn’t win the raffle but I already felt like a winner just being there.

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Although I was enjoying the party, I couldn’t pass up the chance to meet the lady behind the magic, owner of the Pandora Bay Street Boutique, Nirvana DeWeever. She told Me how the event was really a “welcome and thank you” to their customers ‘who’ve made them a success’ for the past 2 years.

I asked her about the theme of the party, why was it called “Petals & Pumps”? “We’re coming out with a new pump stiletto charm with the red bottom”, DeWeever explained, “coming out this Summer” she continued, “and also we’re celebrating the new Rose Gold Collection and the [Rose] Iconic Bracelet.”

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Lastly, I asked Nirvana to help me decide on which Pandora earrings to get. I have no Pandora earrings and I was undecided whether I should get some classic, everyday wear earrings or… get the Shimmering Rose Stud Earring, which I really love and I think represents my BlqRze (Black Rose) brand. Nirvana suggested I get the Rose Earring or some Rose Gold earrings. “I think you should do Rose” she said, “Rose [Gold] is big for the Summer and Roses are what’s trending.” My heart smiled… Rzes, we are trending!

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Nirvana told me not to move, because she had a gift for me, but in the interim I lost the sales representative who was assisting me. Mrs. DeWeever came back with a small PANDORA bag (the one that always excites me) and I thanked her for my gift, my invitation to the event and for answering my questions.

The party wasn’t over yet. I ate the delicious Hors d’oeuvres that were floating around by a server, munched on the best tasting Macaroons I’ve ever had, sipped some more bubbly and had a little girl chat with fellow Bahamian blogger, Aneka, of Cay to Style about our outfits and false eyelashes.

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By this time I had totally forgotten to get my Shimmering Rose earrings, but I guess some traditions aren’t meant to be broken. Most, if not all, of my Pandora pieces were gifts and I will simply add that to my wishlist. I bet you I’ll have them by June 1st *winks* and until then PANDORA Bay Street gave me the cutest encrusted stiletto charm to keep me satisfied.

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Overall, the event was a hit! It was definitely in line with PANDORA’s ‘DO’ global campaign, that celebrates strong, passionate women like Nirvana, the other Bloggers, You and I, and to empower us to do what we feel is our purpose with confidence and unique style.

I truly enjoyed myself, and I look forward to the PANDORA Bay Street location turning 3!

See more pics from the PANDORA “Petals & Pumps” party below:

 

 

JaDazzles Frosted Sip & Shop

Hello Beautiful,

Last Night was simply amazing. Literally… it was Simple and Amazing!

JaDazzles is one of My favourite Clothing and Accessories boutiques in Nassau, Bahamas and every December they host a Sip and Shop party called Frosted. This year is My forth year attending the event, but this year I took a few friends with Me.

Usually I would shop alone, but over the past year I’ve connected with some beautiful Bahamian women through our YouTube channels. Up to last night, some of us had only met via social media and whatsapp. Two of the ladies, Peatra and Ashley, are studying in the United States. So when I found out everyone would be home just in time for Frosted, I figure it would be perfect for all of us to meet there!

The event began at 3:00pm but the girls agreed to arrive at 5:30pm to accommodate Ashley and I, who had to work until 5. I packed my outfit and took it to work to get ready there.

After applying a natural beat to My face, and pulling my hair in a low bun, it was time to put on My clothes! Here’s where I ran into a problem…

The shirt I brought to wear shrank on me! It was more cropped than the first time I wore it and revealed my mid drift. Not intended! Nonetheless, I   headed to Frosted. I was too excited to see My Bahamian YouTube sisters.

When I arrived the only YouTuber there at the time was Brittany, her YouTube channels and Blogs are Kyss My Hair and Kyss My Style.

We vowed that we were not going to shop too, too much!

Whiles browsing around I ran into one of My loyal subscribers… Shekira! She was shopping up a storm!

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I continued shopping, trying to decide on Sunglasses or Floppy Hats.

Finally I decided on two sunglasses.

The next YouTuber to arrive was Ashley, her YouTube channel is Ashley Lynn. Out of all the YouTubers, I’ve known Ashley the longest and she’s always been so supportive of my channel and blog.

While Ashley shopped around, Brittany and I checked out. The Frosted event is all about quality deals and steals but My favourite deal yet is the “pick a percentage” at the check out. You can get up to 25% off of the total amount of your regular priced items out of pail, but you don’t know what percentage you’re picking because the papers are all folded.

I picked 15% off, and My total bill was only $20.40 for two sunglasses! I was a happy shopper!!

By the time as Ashley, Brittany and I had finish shopping, Peetra had arrived. Peetra’s YouTube channel is Peatimexo. This was My first time meeting Peetra in person. We did an entire video collab together and never met… could you believe that?!

We pulled up a chair at a table, and ordered our second round of the JaDazzles signature drink (I can’t remember the name but it was delicious). We talked about YouTube, schooling in the U.S. and Hair Journeys.

I enjoyed My night with these ladies, we now have a Sisterhood! Check out all of their channels and subscribe!

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Special Thank You to Shakira Butterfield of Real Eyes Photography for these images! See more picture below.