20 November 2014

It's #HintingSeason: The LG Oled is a great gift from Best Buy

Every so often a new product is introduced that changes the game and sets the world on fire. The mp3 player, the wrap dress and now the LG OLED TV available at Best Buy. The ultimate in TV technology, the LG OLED TV is poised to turn every living room into a stellar home theater. With its voice recognition, Smart TV capabilities and curved screen, I can't wait to sit back and enjoy this glorious technology.

And I won't have to wait for long! My brother is moving to a new place and the first item through the door will be the 55" LG OLED TV!! Yee-haw!! He spent all last weekend researching it and already has the pedestal on which it will be perched. I may be moving to his house!

#HintingSeason at #BestBuy
What is OLED TV and why am I so excited?
The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21" thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG's exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. 

And just what does all of that mean? OLED technology is a step above current TV technology (LCD & LED) because each pixel can light itself up individually, requiring no backlighting. No backlight means the display can be ultra thin and light. It also means that each pixel can be turned off completely, yielding a true black and because of this, we get true infinite contrast. Something we've never seen before on a television.

Your first kiss. A baby's first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG's latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you've ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.

#HintingSeason #LGOLEDatBestBuy








My love of TV watching is well documented and I'm also looking forward to having fun with the built-in Wi-Fi, the webOS that allows you to customize your home screen and easily search for content on favorite sites like Hulu, Netflix and YouTube. It even comes with a 4.1-Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and four pairs of 3D glasses! 

LG 55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 - OLED TV
  • Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color - delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.
  • 4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.
  • Super thin design.
  • Find content faster with webOS 
Learn more at LGOLEDatBestBuy.com 

What do you think? I bet you're in the market for an LG OLED TV now!! Sound off in the comments or tweet me @patranila using #OLEDatBestBuy. Can't wait to talk TV!


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Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product at a reduced price or for free.

18 November 2014

Get Gorgeous Eyes For Fall

When it comes to having fun with makeup, eyes are my favorite play space. I can go from dreamy to dramatic to daring with a single swipe of eyeliner. Today, I'm sharing a few Fall trends that will help you take your eyes from basic to brilliant with high-intensity colors and illuminating special effects.

Feline Fever
Cat eyes of varying stripes were all over the Fall/Winter 2014 runways. I love the double-lined winged eye shown at Herve Leger. 

Double-lined winged eyeliner. Eye Trends Fall/Winter 2014
Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner  |  Ardell Duralash Naturals Knot-Free  |  Benefit Brow Zings


A Strong Gaze
The look at Marc Jacobs called for a fresh face that left all the emphasis on intense eyes topped with bold brows. To get this look, line your entire eye (including the water line) with a water resistant, long-wear liner and finish with a no-flake mascara. Want to have a little more fun? Ditch the basic black and choose a vibrant liner and mascara.
Extreme Lash
Charlotte Knight (of Ciate Manicure fame) jumps into the makeup arena with the introduction of three new products for the face. Among them, Ciate Lashlights, a top coat for mascara that adds high wattage lash effects in colors called Famous, Nightingale and Electric.

Gorgeous Fall Eyes ~ Ciate Lashlights
Ciate London Lashlights
What are some of your favorite looks for eyes this season? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @patranila! Thanks for reading!


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14 November 2014

Philly Loves Lacquer Review

I love nail polish. There, I said it. I also love to find indie brands with great colors. Really, how much OPI can a girl own? So naturally, I was excited when Tia Johnson of The Violet Sanctuary Spa sent me a couple of bottles of her color collaboration with Philly Loves Lacquer to try.

Philly Loves Lacquer ~ Nail Polish Review
Philly Loves Lacquer x The Violet Sanctuary Spa


Before I tell you about my experience with the polish, let me give you a little history. Tia is a spiritual healer, Reiki practitioner and author of To Be Goddess, a book that focuses on embracing the divine feminine. Her collaboration with Philly Loves Lacquer has so far yielded two 'spiritually infused' colors: Violet Sanctuary (purple shimmer) and The Goddess Within (peach shimmer). Spiritually infused nail polish? Yes. Tia meditates and infuses the polish with reiki energy thereby extending an essence of spirituality into one's self-care routine. Well, the essence of spirituality is my interpretation of the concept but I think it's pretty close.

Philly Loves Lacquer in Violet Sanctuary
Philly Loves Lacquer in Violet Sanctuary
Now, on to the polish. Philly Loves Lacquer is 5-free, cruelty-free, vegan and handmade in Philadelphia. I really like the Violet Sanctuary, a deep purple with subtle shimmer. It takes on a slight iridescent quality in sunlight and I've received several compliments on it. Applying the polish takes a bit of skill however. It dries quickly which is great when you're done but the quick-dry nature forces you to work quickly and precisely or face the dreaded side hump. The coverage is good, reaching full saturation/opacity with two coats. This one is definitely going into my current rotation!

Violet Sanctuary swatched

For more photos and to see swatches of The Goddess Within shade, check out Tia's website. Each 15 mL bottle costs $10 and is available at Violet Sanctuary Spa. Happy lacquering ladies!

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05 November 2014

Beauty Love ~ Fall 2014

Patranila's Picks ~ Must-Have Beauty for Fall 2014

With so many beauty products on the market and new ones being introduced every week, it can be a daunting task to establish a set of core products that really work for you while keeping current with the latest and greatest. Each season, I find myself overrun with choice but I'm working to pare down my list and I wanted to share my latest must-have beauty products with you!
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