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We Love You, Annapolis! “The Look” 2015

It was such a thrill to be among the area’s hottest beauty, fashion and health vendors for a fabulous expo at the beautiful Loews Hotel! I’ll tell you about it, but first … let me take a selfie.
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Some of the great women we met were just starting a night out with the girls … others made the event a destination in itself. With admission, participants were able to schedule mini “appointments” for
- eyebrow shaping
- hairstyling
- a visit to the lipstick & lash bar
- hand massage
- a polish change
… and more!

The event also featured
- complimentary champagne
- THE BEST fresh-squeezed orange margaritas by new Annapolis hotspot Vida
- a tea rejuvenation room
- beauty lectures
- fashion show
- complimentary hors d’oeuvres

Jayme & I were in the event’s “retail therapy” section. SO FUN! Catch us there next year for sure.

Your Next GNO: Come See Us @ “The Look” Annapolis, Friday February 27 5:30-9pm

the-look-2015Buzz Boutique Kent Island is coming to Annapolis! Our pop-up shop at “The Look” Annapolis hosted by What’s Up Media will feature all of the fabulous clothing, accessories and spa items shown on our website. Touch, feel and try on in person – pick the perfect gift and score something fabulous for yourself! We are also excited to be partnering with Lularoe by Jayme Weaver for this event – get your fancy pants, tunics and dresses – we swear they’re the most comfortable you’ve ever put on. Grab your girlfriends and join us for some bubbly, retail therapy, free spa treatments, mani/pedis, education and more. 5:30-9:00pm at Loews Annapolis Hotel. More info & tickets (just $15 presale, $18 at the door) here: http://bit.ly/1zcU4Fe

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Fun in Historic Stevensville: Our 2nd Annual Holiday Shopping Party

shopping-ladiesIt’s the most wonderful time of the year in Historic Stevensville, Maryland! Buzz Boutique once again hosted a Champagne & Holiday Shopping Party.

 

 

It’s that time of year when we gather together with friends who have supported us all year to celebrate and shop! But first, champagne …

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We had a lot of fun shopping for ourselves and our loved ones, and Historic Stevensville is so pretty at this time of year!

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If you missed the party, don’t worry. Many of the styles we featured, like our Sequin Party Skirt, Peach Sparkle Top, and men’s “Crack One Open” long sleeved tee celebrating the Kent Island lifestyle are still available in store and online. We ship anywhere for just $5! Contact Amanda at amanda@buzzboutiqueonline.com for availability.

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We headed over to Rustico Wine Bar, just steps away from Buzz Boutique in Historic Stevensville, for the “after party.” What fun! From us to you: we hope these are the most joyous holidays yet!
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Follow Us to SHARE & SAVE on Facebook

We’ve recently had the opportunity to offer the following pieces at DEEP DISCOUNTS for our VIP customers who SHARE our posts on their Facebook wall.

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Bow Back Top, $35 Retail, four SHARE & SAVE customers got it for $15!

 

 

 

 

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Cold Shoulder Top, $30 Retail, six SHARE & SAVE customers got it for $17!

 

 

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Chevron Cardi, $60 Retail, two SHARE & SAVE customers got it for $44!

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Navy Stripe Layering Tee, $22 Retail, two SHARE & SAVE customers got it for $15!

Follow Buzz Boutique on Facebook for more great SHARE & SAVE deals!

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Vote For Us & Win $1,000+ of Swag: Shore Update’s “Best of the Best”

shore-update-2014-bestHave you cast your vote yet in The Update’s “Best Of” contest? The Shop Local basket you could win is now valued at $1,000+!

1. Go to www.shoreupdate.com & click the yellow ad.
2. Keep clicking “Next” until you reach #71, Favorite Boutique/Gift Shop.
3. Type in “Island Arts/Buzz Boutique” & submit.

You only have to vote once, anyone can vote & it’s easy! Please take a moment to vote for all the other amazing local businesses you love, too. Voting ends August 23. Thank you so much, your support means the world!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Kent Island Style

What do Kent Island Moms want this year for Mother’s Day? Probably just a hug from you, a handmade card and some downtime! But here’s our list of top items that are fun, unique and affordable to spoil her this year! Available in store now. We are located at inside Island Arts in Historic Stevensville at 321 Love Point Road on beautiful Kent Island.

You are My Anchor brushed gold necklace and stud earring set, $15.

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Crossbody Bag in Brushed Gold or Pink Patent, $68.

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Make every day a spa experience with all-natural at-home spa treatments from Shea Terra Organics! She’ll swear these products are magic. Argan & Rose Serum of Youth $32, Bourbon Vanilla Shea Butter Extreme $16, magical Rose Hips Black Soap $18. Buy separately or together.

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Current obsession: Pink Sparkle Floral Necklace, $21. (We now have a selection of statement necklaces in the store, come in and find one to flatter her!)

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Nautical Whale Ring Holder, $15.

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Locally-made Chesapeake Beer Soap (sailor girls will appreciate the nautical design, winner of Maryland Life 2013 “Finest Product” award, smells amazing!) – $6/bar

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Our #1 Bestselling Soapy Massage Sponge. Great value, lasts 3 months! t’s a massaging sponge infused with the most fabulous glycerin soap recipe. Even if Mom has limited time to pamper herself, she’ll feel like she did in just minutes. $8.95

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Can an all-natural beauty product be effective, help alleviate poverty AND preserve wildlife habitats?

What if you could do something great for wildlife habitats, help alleviate poverty AND get some of the most effective, all-natural ingredients on earth?

Our all-new all-natural bath & beauty powerhouse products create a luxurious spa experience at home, have incredible anti-aging properties, make you actually GLOW … and our new Shea Terra line actually helps preserve wildlife habitats AND fights poverty in Africa! We are so pleased to bring four amazing new products to our retail location at Island Arts on Kent Island.

Buzz Boutique owner Amanda discovered Shea Terra when she was pregnant with her first child. She says, “all of the hormones swirling in my system caused unattractive breakouts, even worse than my ‘usual’ acne. The worst part was I couldn’t use my salycylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and retinol prescription or over-the-counter remedies because of possible harm to my baby! I was suffering! By coincidence (and possible divine intervention), I met Shea Terra owner Tammi Umbel at a networking tea in D.C. She gave me a sample of her acne-fighting Black Soap and deliciously scented, moisturizing Bourbon Vanilla Shea Body Butter to try.”

“I’d struggled with acne for years and on a first-name basis with my dermatologist.
I’d been through every prescription product out there, so I was sure I’d tried everything and was pretty skeptical. But when the Black Soap quickly and gently cleared my acne, maybe more effectively than any of the chemical formulations I’d been using, I was floored.”

“The Bourbon Vanilla Shea Butter was more luxurious than any other product I had
tried, and provided lasting moisture all day. Using it was a treat and helped my pregnant skin remain elastic. I was sold, and two babies later I have zero stretch marks.”

“During the breastfeeding years, I stuck with Shea Terra because I
was now committed to using all-natural products – both for the sake of my children’s
health and to help save the Chesapeake Bay. Now that I’m older, I’m concerned
about the effects of sun and aging on my skin, I worry that the effects of chemicals
over the years can compound and affect my internal organs, and yes I’m STILL fighting
acne. I always go back to Shea Terra because of its mission to alleviate poverty
while preserving wildlife habitats. It’s free of things like SLS, artificial fragrances and parabens and is cruelty-free.”

Shea Terra Organics creates markets for natural products from third world countries,
which help alleviate poverty while preserving diminishing habitats.

Not only do Shea Terra Organics’ skin care treatments assist in African wildlife
preservation, they are also the backbone of economic sustainability for many
hardworking families across the continent. Since early 2000, Shea Terra Organics has
worked closely with cooperatives and conservation groups to introduce Africa’s time-
tested ingredients to the world.

“After trying many ‘natural’ lines, I was pretty disappointed in the actual
performance of the products as they didn’t actually treating my specific skin care
concerns. But your Black Soap Elixir and Shea Body Butters renewed my faith that
natural products can be effective. The dry, flakey skin on my arms and legs is gone.
I especially love the Bourbon Vanilla Shea Body Butter! The scent lingers on my skin
all day.”

» Lori B, New York, NY

Introducing … in collaboration with Shea Terra Organics … our new Buzz Boutique beauty  products!

shea-butter-bourbon-vanillaBourbon Vanilla Shea Butter “Extreme.” $16 – 99.7% Natural. 90% Organic Ingredients.  Giving more than just “lip service” to natural miracle shea butter, this product is effective for dry skin and skin conditions caused by eczema and even chemotherapy because it has 30% organic shea butter – the highest concentration we could find. Sourced from a hippo conservation project in Africa and combined with real, dark bourbon vanilla in pure aloe juice for a creamy moisturizer
that keeps skin hydrated all day long.
Size: 8 oz.

black-soapRose Hips Black Soap Deep Pore Facial Wash. $18 – 100% Natural! YouTube and Facebook fans rave about this face wash, with good reason. It contains the world’s most effective, amazing ingredients! Based on an ancient African formula, using REAL African Black Soap, this wash works like microdermabrasion to get rid of dead skin, even skin tone, firm skin and fight acne. Look younger in just minutes of use. South African Rose Hips Oil calms skin and works wonders on maturing skin.

 

argan-rose-serumArgan & Rose Serum of Youth. $32 – 100% Natural. Reverse and slow skin’s aging processes, improve skin tone, heal acne scarring and have all-around better looking skin when you release the powers of anti-aging argan and rose hips oil. The Serum of Youth!

 

flower-power-baby-washAfrican Flower Power CALMING Baby Wash & Shampoo. $18 – 100% Natural. Certified
Organic Ingredients Oils in Spring Water. Real Soap (not modified beets) created by a mom for your baby and family. Kalahari watermelon oil, certified organic sunflower oil and virgin coconut cream oil combine to produce a luxurious, ultra-eco-friendly wash and shampoo freshly kettle cooked in small batches. Essential oils including Cape chamomile and South African lavender calm and soothe fussy baby. You’ll be more relaxed knowing it’s all-natural and safe for your baby!

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Street Style: Local Mom Shows Her Colors at a Caps Game

jocelyn-street-styleWe spotted a friend of Buzz Boutique on Kent Island styling our Lacy Crochet Sweater on date night at a Caps game this week! Take it from Jocelyn, who left the oversized jersey look for her man and put together a sporty-chic ensemble that featured Caps red.

Proof positive that this top goes from day to night, can be dressed up or down, and even makes a statement at sporting events! Bravo, Jocelyn! We love your style!

The Lacy Crochet Sweater top is still available in our storefront location at Island Arts (321 Love Point Road in Historic Stevensville, Maryland), or you can place an order right here on our website from our Products Page. We ship anywhere in the U.S. for just $5. An easy pick-me-up for you, an awesome gift idea for a friend!

Buzz Boutique offers fashionable, casual clothing that is stylish enough to wear out in the evening or while socializing yet offering the comfort and performance needed for an active lifestyle. Our collection offers quality, affordable wardrobe choices for our local customers, and for anyone who appreciates the Eastern Shore lifestyle.

We carry a growing selection of men and women’s clothing, artisan jewelry, home and personal accessories, and bath/apothecary products. Our focus is on unique, one-of-a-kind items featuring local artists and fresh, new talent. The excitement of shopping at Buzz Boutique is that you’ll find merchandise that will help foster your love of the local lifestyle. We are a one-stop-shop for distinctive gifts for yourself, your partner and your loved ones.

Warm Winter Alpaca Headbands

Ooooh, winter. You present a problem for us ladies: we love a warm head and ears, but we HATE hat head! The solution that sorority sisters and Rastafarians alike can get behind? The warm, chunky headband!

headbandsThat’s a selfie of me, Amanda, with my daughter Morgan sporting our brand new warm winter headbands before heading out on the town for our weekly “girls day.”

They’re handmade of organic alpaca from a local farm and SO SOFT. We love them! Coming in late January, we’ll have them at Buzz Boutique for women and girls. What a cute way to keep warm, and what a thoughtful winter gift. $30 child size, $35 adult.