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Happy Hour Just Got A Bit More Glamourous at The Ten Nail Bar!

Have you heard about The Ten Nail Bar? If not, you’ve been hiding under a not so glamourous rock! Making it’s debut less than 10 months ago, The Ten Nail Bar has instantly become one of my favorite beauty destinations in Downtown Detroit, and here’s why!

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The concept of Detroit’s first modern nail bar was designed  to provide clients and customers with a #Perfect10 experience. This isn’t your average run of the mill nail salon. The moment you walk through the doors of The Ten you experience an atmosphere of trendy relaxation, where you can enjoy great music, a glass of wine or champagne with your best girlfriends, a clean and precise manicure, and a much needed break from all  of the noise going on around you. The ladies of The Ten provide a top notch experience that have hipsters and socialites alike flocking to their premier salon!

DSC_9072Founders Anika Jackson and Kelli Coleman, both Detroit Natives, Spelman graduates, and a family history of entrepreneurship,  went on to work in major metropolitan cities – New York and Chicago- and were fortunate enough to build a wealth of business experience.  Experience that could be used to further their entrepreneurial passion! After years in New York and Chicago  respectively, these best friends knew it was time to return home and launch a business that would address an unmet need, and decided to team up to open one of the trendiest Nail Bars in Downtown Detroit, MI!

“We saw a need for a quality, modern nail bar that could also serve as a  fun social space for Detroit’s residents and professionals. How could we not  have a place in Downtown Detroit for manis, pedis, and champagne?  Don’t we deserve it Detroit?”

And that we truly do! I mean what girl doesn’t love a fabulous cocktail during a great pedicure? I certainly do, and I’m certain all of my Posh Dolls would agree!


These ladies have even curated a beautiful signature room fragrance, exclusive to The Ten Nail Bar. When you walk in, you know you’re at The Ten, because of this luxurious scent. They have a collection of candles and room sprays available for purchase to take a piece of The Ten home with you! And, as a fragrance aficionado, I can tell you, the scent is perfection! I have purchased a few candles myself!


Their attention to detail is evident through the level of service they provide and the ambience you experience the moment you arrive. From the trendy non-traditional décor, to the all natural (acrylic is not used in this salon) and precise nail services provided, you are sure to leave feeling like a Perfect Ten!

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Offering services like the TEN Speed manicure for our girls on the go, to the InTENtion manicure and pedicure options for the girl who has a little extra time to relax, or even my favorite, the TENder Care deluxe options for the ladies who like to be a little bit more pampered during their stay, there is something for every girl boss, at The Ten! They even offer a TENure Membership program for just $100 a month, which consist of  two manicures and two deluxe pedicures per month, access to members only pricing on other TEN services and products, plus monthly members only treats and samples. I love a great membership program! It saves you money, and makes you schedule time for pampering!

The ladies of The Ten were even gracious enough to sponsor last year’s Posh and Popular Fashion and Beauty Summit’s VIP kickoff event, in their beautiful Nail Bar, and even gifted all of our VIPs with gift cards to return for a Ten Speed Manicure! Talk about generous girl bosses! Anika and Kelli have been such amazing supporters of the Posh and Popular brand since their return to the City of Detroit, and we will continue to support them in their endeavors! Be sure to call or go online and book your appointment at The Ten Nail Bar today, and tell them Posh and Popular sent you!

The Fashion and Beauty Summit VIP

The Fashion and Beauty Summit VIP

The Fashion and Beauty Summit VIP

Because of their amazing support of last year’s inaugural Fashion and Beauty Summit, it was a no brainer to have the founders of The Ten apart of this years event! They will be sitting on our “Power in Partnerships” Panel, and are super excited to share with our attendees their journey in partnership. We are so proud to have Kelli and Anika apart of year’s Fashion and Beauty Summit! They are so excited to be apart and cannot wait to connect with each of you this October!

The Fashion and Beauty Summit VIP

You can find The Ten Nail Bar in the Heart of Downtown Detroit

Capitol Park

1215 Griswold Street

Detroit MI, 48226


Photography Courtesy of:
Leo Sage Images
J. Milhouse Photography

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Skinphorea Facial Bar Brings Euphoria To Beauty Lovers in Michigan!


The opening of the hottest new full service skincare spa, was without question, worth the wait! Skinphorea started off as an online skincare blog that offered high quality retail skincare products and helpful tips to women who wanted to be educated in the skincare department. Now they’re a full fledged brick and mortar facial bar, that specializes in creating custom facial cocktail treatments and educating each client on how to achieve healthy, beautiful skin.   All of the products used at this one of a kind facial bar are the highest of quality and all natural.  The beauty of this unique skin care oasis is, you’re able to obtain high quality facial services at the fraction of the cost! Each facial offered is only $49. If you’re like me and love getting facials, but hate the high cost of perfect skin, Skinphorea is sure to exceed your expectations! It’s an excellent experience and price point for girls-on-the-go that take skincare seriously, but aren’t trying to break the bank in the process!  Located in Royal Oak, MI, Skinphorea offers facial and body waxing services from licensed experts, while featuring top line products like Skinscript, and one of my favorites, Le Mieux.  Skinphorea is sure to meet all of your skincare needs, fabulously!



With a carefully curated menu of services, Skinphorea offers customizable vegan facial cocktails from their super creative facial bar menu. With the help of your own personal skin care therapist to ensure you’re getting the right treatment for your skin type, you are sure to leave with the fabulously coined, Skinphorea Glow! I am absolutely in love with the bar’s menu of treatment options! With treatments like, The Hydrating Colada, The Brightening Espresso, The Vegan Sangria, and my favorite, The Margarita on the Rocks, you are sure to find a cocktail that meets your skin’s needs!  And it doesn’t end there, they also offer Shots, that are just $10 each. These additional add on services provide exclusive enhancements to any of the main facials offered! Options like the Tequila Extractions, Malibu Eye Treatment, Gummy Bear Lip Treatment, and my favorite, the Mini Micro-Mimosas, are sure to make your experience even more posh!

If that isn’t enough, they even offer Top Shelf treatments & add-on’s for the true Posh + Popular Dolls that appreciate a little extra indulgence!  All of the Top Shelf services are done in a private area, where Posh Dolls can relax and enjoy being pampered quietly and comfortably, with no interruptions.

Some of the Top Shelf menus options include, the Long Island Cocktail, the Mojito-Dermabrasion, The Cosmo Peel (Chemical Peel), and the Bellini Back Facial to name a few.  And let’s not forget the Top Shelf add-on services like, the White Russian Mask – (24 kt gold Hydrating mask) and the Mai Tai Oxygen Treatment, offered at $20 a piece! I will for sure be adding the White Russian Mask to my next service, 24 kt gold, I’ll take that!

The Top shelf services are also 60 minute services versus the 30 minute service you’d receive from the standard Bar Menu. The best part about the Top Shelf services offered, is  they’re still super affordable ranging between $50-$65 per treatment.  If this isn’t a beauty lovers dream I don’t know what is? Having the opportunity to really invest in your skincare is now attainable with the amazing price points provided by Skinphora.

If you’re wondering whether or not they forgot about the men, they didn’t, they offer services for the gentleman too! The special men in your life deserve a little pampering as well. So on your first visit, be sure to inquire about the male services offered on The Cocktail List.


Skinphorea also offers non-alcholic beverages to each guest upon arrival, but if you’d like a little bubbly, they can take care of that too!  I mean what girl doesn’t appreciate a little champagne!  And, if you’re wondering whether or not they offer membership options, worry no more, because they do! For $45 dollars a month you’re able to choose any standard service provided on The Cocktail List, a complementary Shot, and 10% off any additional products and services purchased from The Bar during the month! Of course I’ve already signed up for a membership, it just made logical sense!  Achieving the Skinphorea Glow, and saving money in the process.  Be sure to contact them for additional membership options and services.


In my opinion (which is usually on point), Skinphorea is the hottest new facial bar in the Metro Detroit area. But you have to experience it for yourself! If you’re looking for a venue to host your next girls day, date night, birthday party, or me day, Skinphorea is the perfect spot! Log on to their website or call and book your appointment now, and be sure to tell them Posh + Popular sent you! They love to give goodies to new clients, especially my Posh + Popular Dolls!

Founder’s Shareese Shorter and Jessica Hayes are truly passionate about their business and it shows. From beginning to end the service I received upon arrival was top notch. When I had a chance to speak with the ladies of Skinphora, co-founder Jessica Hayes had some great things to say about their vision for the brand.

We wanted to bring something different to the Metro Detroit area; a facial bar with a “Happy Hour” feel. Most beauty bars attempt to be a one-stop shop and deliver a broad range of services. We didn’t want to be the spa that was good at doing everything, but instead specializing in one-thing, which is skincare and being great at it.

Wise words from a true expert in the beauty industry!

Earlier this year, the ladies of Skinphorea joined my friends and I on an episode of my YouTube series, Pink Kisses! Check out all of the amazing skincare tips they provided in this hilariously informative skincare episode! It’s no surprise their business is as beautiful and innovative as they are! Enjoy this episode, if you haven’t already, and don’t forget to log on to their website to schedule your first visit, today!

Photography: Moon Reflections Photography
Be sure to tell them Posh and Popular sent you!


Memo 023: “The Dress” from The Altuzarra for Target Collection


To: The Posh and Popular Dolls

From: Me

Date:  September 23, 2014

Subject: The Dress!

Sunday September 14, 2014, The Altuzzara for Target Collection was released, and I made sure I was there bright and early to take a good look at the overly anticipated collaboration.  Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised with some of the collection’s pieces. Of course, no one should walk into Target thinking they’re going to get the same quality they’d get at Neiman Marcus or Saks Fifth Avenue, that’s just absurd.  For the most part, I thought the quality was pretty good for the designer’s collaboration with affordable retail giant. Now, I will be completely honest, there were certain pieces I simply wouldn’t spend that kind of money on even in Target. The quality and fit of some of the pieces simply weren’t worth the hefty Altuzzara for Target price tag.  But overall, I’d say they had some really great pieces for ladies to be able to wear to the office, or a lovely night out on the town!

To be very up front and honest, I only had my mind on one thing and one thing alone, and that was “The Dress”.  And low and behold there was only left in my size!! I love this dress! The fabric, the fit, the detail, and that get’em girl split! This dress just says, “I woke up like this”, *in my Beyoncé voice*. It’s one of those pieces that can transition from day to night effortlessly, and depending on your accessories, you could literally accomplish any look! I also purchased the blouse with the same fabric and floral detail as the dress, and the cami-set with the lace mask. I love the pieces I chose and cannot wait to show you dolls multiple ways I plan to wear each of them throughout the fall!


I hope you ladies that had a chance to get to Target and grab your favorite looks from the designer collaboration are enjoying them! Let us see your looks over here at Posh and Popular! Use the Hashtag #PoshFits on Twitter and Instagram!! I would love to see and share them with all the Posh and Popular dolls! Who knows, you may become are next ‘Miss Popularity’! Details on ‘Miss Popularity’ coming soon!!






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It Would Be A SCANDAL To Miss This Collection…..




The Limited Brand and ABC have come together to make every fashion lovers dream come true…

“Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Kerry Washington and costume designer Lyn Paolo, in partnership with Elliot Staples, head of design from The Limited, have developed a new fashion line exclusively for The Limited inspired by Shonda Rhimes’ top-rated ABC drama, Scandal, which airs Thursdays at 9pm EST and premieres its fourth season this fall.”

It is official… Every Scandal lover will have the ability to get a little piece of the Olivia Pope pie with this dream come true of a collection. As many of you know, I am a HUGE fan of the show Scandal, and I typically am watching to see what ‘Olivia’ will be wearing. Her wardrobe never ceases to amaze me. From the infamous white Burberry Pea-coat we saw last season, to her ability to make wearing light colored neutrals effortlessly chic and powerful. I am all over this new collection this upcoming Tuesday! It is set to be released in The Limited Stores across the country and online September 23, 2014. This is your chance to get the high end looks you fawn over on a weekly bases at a fraction of the cost!

I cannot wait to see the craftsmanship of the collection! The Limited, being a specialty retailer, is known for great quality and I have no doubt they have pulled all the stops for this exciting collaboration! Washington, Paolo and Staples collaboratively developed each piece in the collection, which is characterized by its authenticity, originality and unique details and trim. Tops, dresses, pants, jackets and outerwear are included in the fall collection, with prices beginning at $49. Yes, great quality at great prices!

I cannot wait to see this fabulous fall collection in person! I will definitely be getting my looks together this Tuesday, will you??  ! I’ll see you at The Limited!



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