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Join MSL & Saks Fifth Avenue for the Scoop on Fall!

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We are thrilled to announce that MSL is teaming up with Saks Fifth Avenue once again this fall to host "Sip, Shop & Style" on September 20th in Phoenix! Last year's event was a blast and everyone that came walked away with the latest intel on fall fashion and beauty trends. We promise to deliver the same this year, as Angela will be highlighting the biggest trends in fashion and accessories for the season, plus Chanel Beauty Ambassador & makeup artist Lisa Moore will be talking about and showing us what we need to know to uplevel our beauty game. These two ladies will help you navigate fall's best trends ...Read more.

Angela’s Lab | The Most Versatile Dress Ever

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This is my new go-to dress. It works for meetings, luncheons, date night, speaking engagements, events, weddings, church... the list goes on. It's tailored, flattering and the fabric is just the right weight with a little give. You can style it with flats for a more casual look or heels for a dressier one. We recently enjoyed a lovely staycation at the historic Royal Palms Resort & Spa in Phoenix and I wore it for brunch. Perfect. (Watch for a blog post coming next week on all the highlights of our staycation -- we got a sneak peek at the Royal Palms renovation! Such a beautiful property -- I can't wait to share ...Read more.

Angela’s Lab | Self-Tanning Made Simple

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It was the '90s. I was in my 20s, living in California and having a golden tan was a must-have "accessory." My skin is naturally pale and when I tan my skin turns a reddish-brown that doesn't last very long. Oh, but the damage to our skin from tanning and sun exposure has lasting effects as we all know. As irritating as it was at the time, I developed brown patches on my face from baking in the sun with low SPF sunscreen or baby oil (!) -- who else did that?! Ugh. At first, I thought - wow, my mom is right and I have skin cancer... Of course, when you're 20-ish and not yet a parent you have yet to realize that your mom ...Read more.