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Not Your Mama’s Gift Store–HMK 1910 in Denver

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Thank you to HMK for sponsoring this post and inviting me to experience your swanky new store!

Personalized, unique gifts that take weeks to get to you are a thing of past thanks to the latest boutique-style retail experience, HMK, developed by the genius’ at Hallmark.  Cherry Creek North shopping district in Denver is home to one of three HMK stores in the country (along with Southlake, TX + Kansas City, MO) and I’ve visited it four times since it’s opening #ILoveFancyHallmark.  Let’s take a little virtual walk-through the store while I tell you about my experience and the goodies you’ll be able to co-create at HMK.HMK 1910  store Denver

For starters, when you walk into an HMK store, you’ll be greeted by a smiling face offering you a warm cookie (snickerdoodle and sugar–sugar is my favorite).  Even though I went months between visits, the HMK Specialists always remember me + my boys and have totally nailed that whole “old school” concept of customer service.

HMK 1910  store Denver

HMK offers a specially curated selection of home decor items, kids and baby gifts, accessories, tech gear, gifts with local flavor, Hallmark greeting cards, gift wrap, and more.  Silhouettes like these can be created by a Hallmark artist and then be framed or applied to customizable gifts throughout the store.

HMK 1910  store Denver

The store is neatly segmented into sections with gifts for everyone on your list that can be monogrammed, mantra’d, engraved, etc.

HMK 1910  store Denver

The children’s section is full of high-quality, open-ended, imagination-enabling toys that will bring out the kid in anyone.  HMK has the loveliest selection of personalized baby gifts and customized story books with characters made in the likeness of your little one.  I have a sneaking suspicion that one of those capes will be under our tree this Christmas #winkwink.HMK 1910  store Denver

Oh look, mama found a little gift for herself amongst all the gorgeous baubles, accessories, and handbags.HMK 1910  store Denver

Later this week, I’ll follow-up with a more in-depth look at the gifts you can co-create and design in HMK as my mind was blown.  HMK 1910  store Denver

You can literally wrap up your visit to HMK in The Gift Wrap Studio where an HMK Specialist will wrap your gifts (whether of not you purchased them there) for an additional fee.  They’ll even handle shipping for you (which would have saved me the hour of my life that I spent at the post office this morning).

This post is sponsored by HMK, all opinions are my own.

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Hot Jewels Metallic Temporary Tattoos: How To Wear the Trend

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If tattoos and jewelry were to fall in love, Hot Jewels would be their beautiful little lovechild.

Ever since I laid eyes on metallic temporary tattoos looking at New York Fashion Week coverage this summer (they were all over the runways), I have been completely obsessed with them.  I’m just the sort of girl that loves a little (or a lot) of sparkle in my life.  Then I went to Costa Rica where a friend shared her Hot Jewels with me and I was hooked.  Hot Jewels were even more gorgeous in person and the perfect way to accessorize an extra special vacation.

Hot Jewels™ Metallic Temporary TattoosPhotos by CL Buchanan

Hot Jewels Metallic Tattoos

Hot Jewels are shaping up to be the hottest trend of the fall/winter season and it’s easy to see why.  They’re a fun, creative and affordable ($10 per collection + $5 P&H) way to add instant style and glamour–no commitment or special skills involved.  Here’s a video I made with tips, tricks, and style advice on wearing Hot Jewels metallic temporary tattoos.

How To Use Hot Jewels Metallic Temporary Tattoos – Tutorial

As I said in the video, Hot Jewels last 4-6 days (on me personally, the ones I put on my fingers last about a day because of constant hand-washing but everywhere else has been close to a week).  There are so many ways to wear them and I think they will be a hit this fall/winter because it’s a gorgeous way to adorn those little bits of exposed skin.How To Wear Hot Jewels

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing how I’m wearing my Hot Jewels and you can get even more ideas by following the #hotjewels hashtag on instagram.  These are sure to because a staple accessory in my outfit photos.

Have you tried metallic temporary tattoos yet?

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*This post was written as part of the Hot Jewels™ Ambassador Program and is sponsored by Hot Jewels™ Metallic Temporary Tattoos.  All opinions are my own.

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