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Monday, December 31, 2012

Our New Years Resolutions

Every year, people make  New Years Resolutions. Some people keep them, most don't. At C.E.M. we're making a very basic, and genuine Resolution. If you follow our blog, we are sure you've seen our blogs about being kind to others, working hard, and having a solid reputation. 

As our 2013 Resolution, we want to continue working hard towards our values that we believe are essential to being an all around good person.

We pledge to value and honor every, single day,  we have in 2013. We will forgive others and admit our own wrongdoings and attempt to ammend them the best we can. We promise to be of service to others and give back.  We’ll donate to non-profits with financial contributions and support them with our resources.  We will be grateful for all those who support us, both financially as clients and socially as supporters. We will be kind to all, and strive to be good people as we serve through our company.

What is your Resolution? Join us, and tweet your Resolution to @CEMManagement or leave your Resolution in our comments below.

Happy New Year 2013!

xo, Maile + Kassie
CEM Founders

Molly Mesnick's Must Have List: Baby Edition!

Molly Mesnick’s Must Haves: BABY EDITION

Molly Mesnick’s Must Haves: BABY EDITION
Every week  we’ll be featuring a new “MUST HAVE” list, letting our readers share their favorite things with you. This week we bring you Molly Mesnick’s MUST HAVE LIST, Baby Edition!
Baby Shower Theme:  ”I love all of the Baby themes from  They have everything from invitations, baby announcements, and even shower decorations!”
Registry: ” – They have EVERYTHING a mommy-to-be needs!”
Swaddle Designs
Blankets:  ”There are a thousand baby blankets on the market, but I was recently introduced to Swaddle Designs! They have the swaddling blankets, adorable patterns/colors, AND happen to be local!”
Stroller: ”We had to have the Orbit Baby G2 Travel System! It’s the best in the market and is REALLY easy for mom to take baby from place to place!”
Nursery Must Have: ”Tempaper - It’s self adhesive, repositionable, temporary wallpaper!  As quickly as babies grow to kiddos, Tempaper makes it really convenient to convert that nursery into a child’s room without the hassle!”
For Mommy: ”A body pillow! Pregnany has made sleeping relatively uncomfortable…until I got a body pillow!”
For Daddy: ”A manly diaper bag! Skiphop has some great, simple bags that are totally suitable for dad to carry around, specifically the Via Messenger!”
Every week NW Beauty Magazine will bring you a new NW name and a list of their favorite must haves. Want to get featured on MUST HAVES? Contact Maile Cabral, at mailehager at or tweet her “”I want to be featured on #MustHaves on @NWBeautyMag” to @MailePRMedia.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

NW Beauty Mag Archive: Protect Your Bags With BagBeautiful

If you have a closet full of handbags that are getting roughed up and not treated right, we have the perfect solution for you.  Bag Beautiful is a unique handbag care company that helps women keep their handbags looking new and their closets organized.   They provide specialized handbag shapers and dust bags to protect your bags.   Their goal is to provide an easy and inexpensive solution for women to care for their prized handbags when they are not being used.  With three easy to use sizes, there is a Bag Beautiful shaper for any handbag in your closet.


Marie from Lemondrop Vintage, uses her BagBeautiful shapers to stay organized.  She says “there are two things I am adamant about when it comes to my wardrobe. I love an organized closet, and I adore a fabulous handbag. But those handbags only stay fabulous if you take good care of them. Over the years as I have collected mine I have learned to clean them and keep them safe from being crushed while in  storage so that I can enjoy them over and over again. If you have the same love of handbags, I have the site for you- Bag Beautiful. They have products for every kind of bag, and can even customize a shaper for a unique handbag! I tried a shaper on one of my favorite Dooney purses and loved the results.

Want to give Bag Beautiful a try? You can earn 50% off by signing up as a buddee on  It is fast, easy anf un to sign up.  Once you earn 50 points  as a “buddee” you will receive an email with a unique redemption code that you will email to to obtain your exclusive discount!  To earn the 50  points, you share on your social media networks and blogs as many times as you would like in order to earn the reward, but they are given away on a first come, first serve basis. The prize is retail value is approximately $50 and cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash. By reaching the minimum point value, you will receive the reward. Limit one discount per user.

BagBeautiful is perfect for professional organizers, stylists, boutique owners and and girl with a handbag in her closet.  For more information on wholesale pricing or samples, please contact info (at) Tweet with BagBeautiful at @BagBeautiful.

This blog original appeared on NW Beauty Magazine.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mele Cabral's Wedding: October 2012

My sister was married on Oct. 7th, 2012 at the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield in Colorado. I loved everything about the wedding. As one of the Maid-of-Honors, and de-facto wedding planners {behind my Mom who is the ultimate wedding planner}, it was a once in a lifetime experience. I could not have planned the wedding, or imagined it any better. Everything about it was, well, simply perfect.  Most importantly, I believe that it was absolutely what my sister Mele wanted.  The fact that it turned out exactly the vision she saw for her special day, alone makes it perfect.

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It is only fair that every Bride believe that their wedding is the best. Well, yours might be great but this one was incredible. There are so many little details I loved, millions of in fact.  Too many of them to share here on this blog. Instead, I'll let you watch the short video and read my "Top Ten Favorite Moments List".  It is amazing  that I can watch this video with pure joy, forgetting the months and countless hours that went into every tiny detail of this day.  Between my mother, my sister and I, be rest assured not a single detail was overlooked.  

Many of you already know that blogs on this site are usually promotional or business related in nature. Although we do offer event and wedding planning services, this blog is purely written to share an amazing moment, event and experience in my life.  Perhaps later I'll write a blog about the label of the dresses, where we got our shoes, the tuxes, the cupcakes and more.  However, for now I am writing just about my favorite memories.  

And, I know, I am in a lot of the photos!  For one, it is my blog so I get to do that! =) Second, this blog is written about my sisters wedding, through my eyes.

Video credit, VELARE

My favorite touches, moments and memories (in no order):

1.  Spending time with my sister, The Bride.  I got to spend just about every minute with her from the morning getting up, to getting ready, to carrying her dress, taking photos, and standing right next to her at the ceremony.  These memories are irreplaceable and I will cherish them always. Thank you to my mom, Becky Cabral, and her amazing team of helpers (you know who you are). It was really a blessing that the wedding party was able to truly enjoy the day! Thank you for giving us that.

Memories of loved ones who have passed.  Tokens of our family were incorporated into many aspects of the wedding.  My favorite,  was our Great Grandmother Buscia's blue rosary.  I also really enjoyed our Grandfathers Kaipo Cabral and Donald Lucas Photos on the Brides bouquet. The rosary was given to me as a teenager, by my Grandma Buscia before she passed away. What a perfect gift for a Bride's "something blue".  After the ceremony, the rosary was pinned to the inside of the Bride's dress.  The photos of our Grandfathers, were originally mine, and were passed on to the Bride for her special day.

3.  The Groomsmen piling out of the U-Haul Truck! As Maid-of-Honor and family "go-to planner" it was my job to keep the Groomsmen going where there were supposed to be, or to at least help. After countless texts and calls from the Groomsmen asking "What should we be doing?" my Dad delivered them to me in the U-Haul truck that was used to transport the flowers.  He found  them wandering around the grounds of the wedding site. Priceless.

4.  Watching our Dad walk Mele down the aisle. What a beautiful location, with just the right view.  But more than that, my sister Mele and I have always known we have a pretty extraordinary and amazing  father.  It’s hard to put into words and  express how much I admire and love their relationship.  There is nothing more powerful for me to watch than for my Dad to give his last daughter away.  He, along with my Mother, have set the most wonderful example for us kids of what a marriage should be and what it should look like. That day, clearly, the love of God was there. If you couldn’t see it, you could feel it.

5.  Michael {The Grooms} traditional Hawaiian "Maile Lei" he wore in during the actual ceremony. The lei was worn by my Dad down the aisle, then given by my Dad to Michael as he passed my sister to him.  The lei symbolizes out-pouring and endless love.

6.   The powerful nature of Mr. Fields sermon during the wedding. This video only gives you a small glimpse into his wonderful sermon. He was perfect in both content and delivery, and it was clear that God was speaking directly through him.  There wasn't a person there who didn't learn a lesson from him that day.  I remember leaving wanting a copy of the sermon in it's entirety.  I felt so inspired and wanted to apply much of his advice to my own life. It was simply beautiful!

7.  Two families becoming one. Not only did the Cabrals and Fields families become one through the Bride and Groom that day, but our families have truly connected on a pretty incredible level.  Fathers of the Bride and Groom, Bruce and Brian, enjoy a genuine friendship and shared faith in the Lord.   Mothers of the Bride and Groom, Mary and Becky, are equally friends and support eachother’s children as if they were their own. As for myself, I gained three new siblings that day: my sisters Rachel and Rebekah and my new brother Caleb.  And baby Michael, he is the biggest blessing of all, like a nephew to me. (Photo on for this one is of the Fields Family).

8.  The Dance Party at the end! Was so much fun and the perfect way to end the evening. Baby Michael cut up the rug and just about everyone danced! I wish the party could have gone on all night.

9. My date Joe! Joe was without a doubt one of my favorite guests (duh!). Thankfully, he was willing to deal with a wedding planner, Maid-of-Honor, crying mess,  all rolled into one. Thank you for keeping me stay sane, reminding me to eat, dancing with me and for just having fun with me.  P.S. Your suit looked amazing!

10. Our awesome Uncle Jack.  And of course, if you were there, who can forget our amazing Uncle Jack taking photos on his iPad =). We were so glad our Aunt Mary and Uncle Jack were able to join us. Love you guys!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

PR TIP Tuesday: Don’t Cancel Your Instagram Account Just Yet

With the recent purchase of Instagram by Facebook on Monday, Dec. 17th, 2012, Tuesday brought on some major changes to Instagram that seemed to be just too much for some users.  Instagram is the popular photo sharing site on social media.  Members threatened to cancel accounts in droves and the hashtag, #Instapocalypse was even trended on Twitter today.

The intended changes were meant to make Instagram more user friendly on Facebook, and were meant to help cut down on spam.   The updated changes would kick in Jan. 16th, 2013.  And, here’s the kicker, they put some tricky language in the new terms of service that transferred rights from the users who uploaded the images to Instagram.  Essentially, this new policy would make it where Instagram  could potentially sell your images to companies for profit. For example, you could post a photo of your dog on Instagram, and the platform could take that photo, and under their new Terms of Service, sell it to a company like Kibble and Bits.  Next thing you know your photo could be on the cover of Kibble and Bits dog food without compensating you a penny or asking your permission.  Not to worry, this language was removed from the new Terms of Service by the end of the day, due to user outrage. 

Instagram’s initial updated Terms of Service were absolutely alarming, but I don’t think it’s reason enough to cancel your account just yet. Instagram’s willingness to listen and change it’s policies based on feedback, quickly and efficiently gives me hope that they will come to a mutually acceptable middle ground between the company and it’s users.  I think users can continue to be confident that Instagram will continue to address major complaints.    Not to mention, I think there is plenty of “hype” surrounding the issue that will soon subside.  Most of the changes to their Terms of Service were over hyped up by tech journalists and poorly communicated by Instagram’s public relations team, exacerbating the existing problem.

Instagram has proven to be a powerful tool for marketing and PR pro’s thus far. My advice is hang on to your account, and ride it out until at least Jan. 16, 2013.    If Instagram doesn’t  shape up their terms of service by the 16th,  then go ahead and switch to another platform, like Flicker. But I encourage you to wait out the storm at the very least, or sample the updated platform when it launches on Jan. 16th

I can’t guarantee what roll Instagram will play in our company’s future, or how we will or won’t integrate the updated platform with our clients. What I can say as that we will at least give the platform a shot, and try it out for ourselves.  Expect a follow up PR Tip Tuesday addressing the updated Instagram on a Tuesday following Jan. 16th, 2013.

Click here to read the Privacy and Terms of Service Changes on Instagram.

Have something you would like to see featured on PR Tip Tuesday? Just send us an email at info at cabraledwardsmanagement dot com and we'll do our best to cover your requested topic.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Stocking Stuffers For Him + Her!

Here are some great stocking stuffers for HER:

1. Saky Sacks. City Sack starts at just $20.00. Compact small enough to take on the go or stuff in a stocking.

2. Eco Bling Couture. Reclaimed and recycled jewelry, unique and handmade in Seattle. Prices vary.

3. Mary Kay eye makeup remover. Seriously, awesome! $14.00

4. Bel Fiore Couture Hair Ties: Handmade in Bellevue. $10.00 / pack of 5.

5. Butter London: Toxic free nail polish from a Seattle based company.  $14.00. Make sure to pick up the RACING GREEN color, this Emerald Hue was named the Pantone 2013 color of the year for 2013.

Ok, so we tricked you with saying we'd give you 25 stocking stuffers for him. We're only going to give you 5. But we promise, these 5 are really worth it!

Here are some great stocking stuffer recommendations for your guy:

1. Built For Man Scarves. They're manly, they're soft, and they are just plain cool. $200.00

2. Homemade treats! You know guys like to eat, be a good Santa and give him some treats!

3. Mary Kay Shaving Cream. Trust me, his face with thank you! $10.00

4. Seacret Salt Scrub for Hands. $49.95

5. Tweezerman nail clippers. Built man tough! $5.00

Articles originally appeared on NW Beauty Magazine. CLICK HERE to view.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Brandbuddee Releases Rewards For Readers


How does it work?
Brandbuddee is a social media discovery and content distribution platform that rewards you as a “buddee” to discover interesting stories from your favorite brands {like books!} and share it on social media. Have you ever wanted to be the first to know what a really cool author like Marcus Harrison Green is up to? Have you ever wanted to be the one that got rewarded when you shared something you thought was cool on Facebook or Twitter? Have you ever wanted to be recognized and treated like royalty from the brands you love, including an listed book? Here is your opportunity!
Sign up at BrandBudde as a “buddee” for free and by sharing stories about the brands you love {including Marcus's book}, and you can earn many different types of rewards. Marcus Harrison Green's novel is a freatured brand on BrandBuddee, earn just 25 points and you’ll earn $5 to use on his website, just like a free gift card!
Right now, BrandBuddee is something that everybody is talking about, sign-up today to get in on the fun. Their commitment to the social media market is to ensure that you get exclusive content and rewards from brands you love. And, they provide brands like us, an opportunity to have our story shared by the people that matter most to us, YOU!
So, tell your friends and get on board with Brandbuddee today. You never know what your favorite brands are up to unless you’re subscribed and you’ll never get the rewards or exclusive access Brandbuddee provides unless you’re on the list. :)
How to Redeem Your BrandBuddee Reward From Marcus Harrison Green.
Once you have signed up as a BrandBuddee user, there is a limit of one $5 reward per user. Once you earn 25 points as a Buddee, you'll receive an email directly from BrandBuddee with a unique redemption code that you can use online, on our Marcus's affiliate website. Offer not valid for merchandisers who carry the novel. You can share on your social media networks as many times as you would like until you earn the reward, but they are given out on a first come, first serve basis. This prize is valued at approximately $5 and cannot be transferred or redeemed for a cash value. By reaching the minimum point value, you will receive the reward. Brandbuddee has capped the rewards to 15 total Buddee’s that will receive the $5 gift, so hurry and earn yours today!
Seattle based author, Marcus Harrison Green's debut novel "A Year Without April" is a cure for the chronically heartbroken. Marcus was compelled by his experiences with chronic heartbreak to write his first work of fiction about a young man whose surreal relationship with a woman named April, ends in heartbreak. In the story, Miles has a remarkable emotional journey, and in the end is able to transform his devastation post break-up, into strength, redemption and a powerful sense of self-acceptance. This book is comforting to anyone who can relate to the feeling of loss, and is a fantastic example of perseverance. Those suffering from chronic heartbreak can soon have it remedied with the arrival of A Year Without April, which uses humor and wit to relate the stark realities of all who have ever felt the onslaught of pain, confusion and delirium that usually accompanies a break up.
About Author Marcus Harrison Green
Columnist for The Aspiring Gentleman Magazine, and a freelance journalist. Forgoing a career in Investment Banking to take up his passion for writing full time, he was inspired to pen his first novel, an allegorical tale for the heartbroken, as an attempt to find a remedy for a broken heart that was slow in mending. His writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, Just A Guy Thing, and Real Change. He currently resides in his beloved city of Seattle, WA.
To sign up quickly, easily and for free as a budee, and to start earning rewards, CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

PR Tip Tuesday: Social Media Tips 101

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Social Media Tips

Every week for PR Tip Tuesday we bring your tips you can implement for your business.  This week, we bring you Social Media Tips 101. We don’t consider ourselves social media experts at C.E.M., but we use social media on a daily basis to help support and promote various clients. Here are some basic tips we can recommend to anyone who uses social media in business.

  • Keep it positive! If you use your social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) for business it is not the place to be negative. No political rants, attacks or other negative discussions that will give you a bad reputation. Trust us, people notice.

  • Cross Promote. Cross promote your different social media accounts to gain followers. That being said, don’t just simply repost the exact same content to each platform, keep the content on each platform relevant and fresh.

  • Engage. Engage with our fans, or followers. Don’t just post or tweet at them. Post or tweet with them. 

  • Offer customer service.  Use your social media pages for customer service.  Apologize publicly to customers and offer solutions, discounts, etc.  Personalize the customer service experience, signing off with your name when possible. Strive to reply in a friendly and helpful manner.

  • Don’t buy followers or fans. It’s just not worth it. They do nothing for increased engagement.  Take the time to grow your fan base organically.

  •  Experiment with Facebook promoted posts and ads. We don’t recommend you put a lot of money into this because Facebook has changed the metrix of their platform drastically this year, but we recommend at least experimenting with it.  Spend $5.00 and see if you an ad generates results for your brand. suggest you “Experiment with Promoted Posts, Sponsored Stories, and regular advertising. Facebook advertising has changed a lot this year. You have lots of different options – including the ability to promote posts on your personal profile! Try different types of advertising to help build likes and engagement for your fan page as well as sending visitors who click on your ads to your website or landing pages.”

  • Update content daily.  Don’t let your Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter pages, etc. go to long without an update. If you leave your accounts stagnant, people stop checking back.

  • Update the look of your pages for 2013.  Change and update logos, photos, headers photos, layouts, etc. to keep your page fresh and up to date.

  • Use Twitter for networking. Network with brands, clients, friends, your favorite celebrities and more on Twitter. Engage with them organically showing interest in their tweets, re tweet their posts and engage with them. Genuine engagement will get you noticed by them, we promise!

  • Use endorsements on LinkedIn. Endorse others skills and request that they endorse you as well.

  •  Strapped for time?  Consider using  Brandbuddee can help you share a story about your brand through their extensive social media sites and engagements. Best part is, Brandbuddee then gets their “buddee’s” to share about your brand on their social media pages.  You’ll have to create a reward for your buddee’s to earn for sharing. But other than that, Brandbuddee manages the entire campaign for you.

  •  Hire a professional. Social media is changing rapidly. If you are having trouble keeping up, hire a professional to help you. You’d be surprised how much time you can free up by having someone else manage the bulk of your social media.

      Have something you would like to see featured on PR Tip Tuesday? Just send us an email at info at cabraledwardsmanagement dot com and we'll do our best to cover your requested topic.

Seattle Native Amanda Knox Pens Tell All Book

12.10 Seattle Native Amanda Knox Pens Tell All Book
After a recent visit to New Day Northwest, I was gifted a copy of Raphaele Sollecito’s book “Honor Bound, My Journey to Hell and Back with Amanda Knox.”  I have to admit; when the case was going on I didn’t much pay attention to it.   However, after watching his compelling extended interview on New Day Northwest, I decided to read his book. I was astonished at the blatant incompetency on the part of the Italian justice system, and the complete lack of evidence linking either Raffaele or Amanda to the crime. If you have even the slightest interest in the case, I highly suggest you read his book. It is well organized, well written and extremely informational.
In case you missed it, Amanda Knox, and now ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were released last year when their sentences were overturned due to lack of evidence, after which she immediately returned to her family in Seattle, Washington where she has since kept a low profile.
Now, Amanda is releasing a book of her own, and I will certainly read it.  HarperCollins will publish the memoir of Amanda Knox, the American student accused of murdering her British roommate while studying in Italy in a few months. Her memoir will be called “Waiting to Be Heard,” a reference to her prolonged interment in an Italian jail during a convoluted and at times sloppy trial that eventually saw her and boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito freed in the case of the brutal 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy.  Knox, a native of Seattle, reportedly earned $4 million to write about her adventures through the Italian criminal justice system.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Meredith Kercher.   She left our world all too soon. R.I.P Meredith.

Maile Cabral Hager
Maile Cabral is our newest Girl Power Hour blogger, launching our Celebrity Watch blog, Celeb Buzz Seattle. Her bi-monthly blogs will not only focus on celebrities, but on their passions and the positive impact they have on the world. She will be covering mostly female celebrities of all kinds that visit the Seattle and Pacific Northwest area, including : A-Listers, Musicians, Actors / Actresses, TV Stars, Fashion Designers, Models, Athletes, Locals, Bloggers, Wives of Famous Celebs and maybe even some D-Listers. Maile has worked with numerous celebrities and co-founded CABRAL EDWARDS MANAGEMENT, a Celebrity booking & event management company catering to businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Follow her on Twitter at @MailePRMedia, @CEMManagement & @SeattleCelebBuz.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Pantone Releases 2013 Color of the Year: Emerald

POSHY MAGAZINE- December 10, 2012- 

Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced 3 days ago via a company press release, that PANTONE® 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, as the Color of the Year for 2013.
The 2012 Color of the Year, PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a spirited, reddish orange, provided the energy boost we needed to recharge and move forward. Emerald, a vivid, verdant green, enhances our sense of well-being further by inspiring insight, as well as promoting balance and harmony.

Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.

“Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “As it has throughout history, multifaceted Emerald continues to sparkle and fascinate. Symbolically, Emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal and rejuvenation, which is so important in today’s complex world. This powerful and universally appealing tone translates easily to both fashion and home interiors.”

Emerald for Fashion
The prevalence of green has been steadily rising for several seasons, especially in the fashion and couture markets, and even on the red carpet. Appropriate for every occasion, Emerald’s classic elegance makes for striking and irresistible women’s formal and everyday wear as well as accessories. Emerald also makes a strong statement in men’s sportswear, knitwear and ties. Fashion designers featured in thePANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2013, including Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore, Barbara Tfank, NAHM and Marimekko, are incorporating Emerald into their spring collections. Balanced yet sophisticated, Emerald enlivens all colors in the spectrum and will continue to make a statement beyond spring and summer into fall and winter.

In an unexpected coincidence, Poshy Magazine Founder Larissa Long wore Emerald at her pageant a few months ago. She looks stunning in this color, and probably had no idea she had correctly forshadowed the color of 2013!

Sephora and Pantone announced the SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE™ 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection featuring PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, which will be available exclusively at Sephora in March 2013. Sharing a strong passion for how color can transform a face, mood or even an attitude, Sephora and Pantone continue to change how consumers wear, feel and think about color through the second annual radiant and modern Color of the Year beauty collection.
“At Sephora, we pride ourselves on giving our clients first access to what’s on trend – whether that’s a color, a formula or an ingredient story. With the 2013 Color of the Year collection, we achieve all of the above and we couldn’t have a better partner than Pantone,” said Margarita Arriagada, senior vice president of merchandising for Sephora.

The limited edition 2013 Color of the Year beauty collection features a variety of products in Emerald, including eye shadow, nail polish and accessories, and will be available at Sephora stores across the U.S., Sephora inside JCP and

About the PANTONE Color of the Year
The Color of the Year selection is a very thoughtful process. To arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.
For more than a decade, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Past colors include:
  • PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango (2012)
  • PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle (2011)
  • PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise (2010)
  • PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa (2009)
  • PANTONE 18-3943 Blue Iris (2008)
  • PANTONE 19-1557 Chili Pepper (2007)
  • PANTONE 13-1106 Sand Dollar (2006)
  • PANTONE 15-5217 Blue Turquoise (2005)
  • PANTONE 17-1456 Tigerlily (2004)
  • PANTONE 14-4811 Aqua Sky (2003)
  • PANTONE 19-1664 True Red (2002)
  • PANTONE 17-2031 Fuchsia Rose (2001)
  • PANTONE 15-4020 Cerulean (2000)
About Pantone
Pantone LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, has been the world's color authority for nearly 50 years, providing design professionals with products and services for the colorful exploration and expression of creativity. Always a source for color inspiration, Pantone also offers paint and designer-inspired products and services for consumers. More information is available at For the latest news, trends, information and conversations, connect with Pantone on Facebook, Twitter,Pinterest and Instagram.

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Spring 2013 Trend Colors

Spring 2013 Trend Colors

Spring 2013 Trend Colors
TME shared their photo of what Spring 2013 Trend Colors will be as determined by Pantone.  Pantone has standardized color selection for the fashion and design industry.  The colors for Spring 2013 include: Red, Peony, Gerber Daisy, Lemon Drop, Green Calcite, Jade, Olive, Ink, Nude and Coppertone.
Jade and peony are my personal favorites. Lemon drop and green calcite will be difficult for the average woman to wear, as they are hard colors to match to skin tone.  Red seems to be classic almost any time of year.
Which color is your favorite? Tweet us @NWBeautyMag.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

NW Beauty Mag Archive: Editor Larissa Long

Introducing One of NW Beauty Magazine’s Editors: Larissa Long

Introducing One of NW Beauty Magazine’s Editors: Larissa Long
Mrs. King County Joins the NW Beauty Magazine Team
NW Beauty Magazine has a new editor and writer who has joined Editor-In- Chiefs Dawn Hunter and Jessica Hoffman. Her name is Larissa, or better known as Reese by family and friends. Larissa has been featured in many blogs worldwide for years sharing her opinions and expertise to everything from beauty to philanthropy. She enjoys being a part of the social scene.
She is a married mother of three, who’s youngest was diagnosed with severe autism at two and is now high functioning and doing extremely well.  Through her struggles she found a passion in helping non-profits raise money.  She is involved with many non-profit organizations including Autism Speaks, SeeYourImpact, Queen, It’s a New Day, American Heart Association and the Girl Scouts.  She recently left the corporate world to start her own event planning company, Unzipped Experience, helping non-profits put on events at little or no cost to them.   Larissa also maintains her own blog as well as blogging for Girl Power Hour.
She currently holds the title of Mrs. King County and will be competing for the title of Mrs. Washington America in February 2013 and hopes to continue her passion for helping others by using her title to promote causes near and dear to her heart.   Through the pageant, she is hoping to use her titles to better her favorite charities and the world. One of her heroes is Helen Keller, whom Larissa aspires to be like.  Larissa says that Keller is  a “woman that people only saw for his disabilities for a long time!  She overcame diversity and through her disabilities was able to change the way our country does things. She is amazing and is definitely my inspiration.”
You can find Larissa at on her blog or on Twitter @reesycup.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Larissa Long Features Maile Cabral on NW Beauty Magazine

Maile Cabral NW Beauty Editor and Beauty Expert

Maile Cabral NW Beauty Editor and Beauty Expert

Maile Cabral
Maile Cabral, the newest editor to join NW Beauty Magazine, has started strong adding a lot of flavor to this amazing magazine. Her experience spans the country covering beauty to the hilt. She works with many beauty related clients with her business Cabral Edwards Management (C.E.M.), a boutique PR firm and event planning company.   She has a wonderful business partner, Kassie Edwards.  Their clientele includes celebrities, their stylists and designers of beauty and fashion products. She is an active member of Girl Power Hour, and maintains a wildly popular “Celeb Buzz” blog for them.   She also edits and maintains her company blog, Pink Energy for C.E.M.   Maile has had her articles published in DLIST Magazine including Cover features and Blog articles.  Maile is also a fashionsta at heart!  She was an integral member of the Seattle Fashion Week 2011 team and an early member of  Metropolitan Fashion Week’s team in Seattle.  Maile received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas in 2005 as a member of the Deans List.
Instead of the typical bio I decided to ask Maile the important questions we all want to know from a beauty industry leader. Here is what she had to say:
Larissa: What made you interested in writing for NW Beauty?
Maile: I have been writing for Girl Power Hour for some time now, and realized I had so much more I wanted to write about. After being approached by Dawn Hunter to join the team, I agreed! As a publicist I am always writing for them, pitching articles and putting out press releases. Being a writer just seems to come naturally in my industry.
Larissa: Tell us a bit about your beauty experience.
Maile: When I was younger, starting at age 16 I was an agency represented model. I got to work with amazing brands like Vivienne Westwood and Nike, and fell in love with fashion way back then.  After leaving modeling and growing into adulthood, I never lost my love for fashion and the runway. And of course, fashion and beauty go hand in hand!
Larissa: Let’s get down to business. People really want to know what your must have beauty item is…do tell.
Maile: As you know, I am constantly on the go. Whether it’s traveling for meetings, events, etc., I am never in one place for very long. I highly suggest everyone keep a bag of miniature travel essentials to go in their car. I do, and I use it all the time!
Larissa: Are you the kind of girl who can’t leave the house without make-up?
Maile: No way! I am a girly girl at heart and I love wearing makeup, but I don’t wear it every day. Most days you can find me with a clean face, moisturizer and my hair in a ponytail.  When I participate in special events or photoshoots, I love to have my makeup done professionally. I have used Heather Lopez-Thorpe a lot in the past and recently I have used Sequioa Leopold from My Flawless Beauty Bars.  Both of them can work wonders with makeup!
Larissa: What is your go-to style accessory not make-up related?
Maile: Hair accessories! I love to change my look with headbands, pins, flowers, feathers, etc. You can create a statement so easily with hair accessories!
Larissa: If you won a million dollar shopping spree to Nordstrom what would be the first thing you’d buy?
Maile: The FIRST thing? That is so hard. I would buy a custom made suit with a well-fitting white button up shirt.  Well-structured women’s shirts are so hard to find. After that, I’d buy a killer splurge pair of shoes.
Larissa: What is your favorite brand of make-up?
Maile: I have lots of favorites, and I am always trying new brands. However, DIOR lipgloss and eye shadow colors seem to work really well with my complexion.  Chanel skin makeup is my favorite, their foundations are to die for. If I need a special color for something, I’ll shop MAC, they have every color imaginable!
Larissa: What is your favorite brand of clothing?
Maile: Again, I have so many favorites. Classically, VALENTINO always  puts out couture designs that I fall in love with.  Recently, I have been crushing over Bri Seeley’s Escape Collection.  There are a few pieces I like from Cameron Levin’s Ruby Collection that I like as well, but I’ve never tried them on.
Thanks so much Maile for taking time out of your hectic schedule to share a little bit about what makes you… you. Even more importantly thanks for sharing your expertise with NW Beauty.