Blogger Spotlight: Behind the Cocktail Ring’s Elizabeth Watson

Hpnotiq caught up with Los Angles-based blogger Elizabeth Watson, creator of, during the Be Your Best You styling suite to talk fashion inspiration, holiday fashion and Christian Loubitouns heels.


What’s your style inspiration?

I love classic pieces, but I feel like I also dress girlie and sometimes more edgy, so a cross between the two. I love statement pieces. I’m always looking for statement jewelry, statement shoes, statement lipstick. I love statements! Continue reading

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Blogger Spotlight: The Style Map’s Emily & Teresa


Teresa (pictured left) and Emily of


We recently caught up with LA fashion bloggers Emily and Terea, creators of the blog, at Be Your Best You’s styling suite to talk fashion, trends and the holidays.


What’s your style inspiration?

Emily: My style inspiration is definitely Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I know that’s cliche, and everyone lists them as a style icon, but they’re definitely my biggest inspiration when I’m getting dressed.

Teresa: I would say my biggest inspiration is street style, and other bloggers’ style. If I see something cute, I’ll try and emulate it and see what I have in my own wardrobe that I could put together that looks cool like it too. Continue reading

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2nd Annual Snowball Gala in West Hollywood

Dozens of fashion bloggers and influencers in the Los Angeles-area gathered for the 2nd annual TwoPointOhLA Snowball, hosted by Kelsi Smith, this weekend in LA. But before everyone donned their best evening wear to the greatly anticipated event, hours of pampering ensued!

Lucky attendees headed to Be Your Best You studios to be treated with manicures and pedicures, tanning by The Chocolate Sun, hair styling by EDIA, shoes by Sole Society, photos by Pose and drinks by yours truly. Continue reading

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Holiday Office Party Looks: Go From Day to Night!

With Christmas less than two weeks away, your email is probably overflowing with holiday party invites. While you might have a few ideas of what to wear to your friend’s holiday party — like that super short body-con glitter dress you’ve been dying to wear — you’re a bit stumped as to how to address your office’s holiday party look. There’s no time to go home to change and lugging another bag with an extra wardrobe is just out of the question, so what do you wear? Simple solution: Keep it simple with basics and add a few festive touches.

Here are three looks to take you from office daytime drab, to holiday party nighttime fab! Continue reading

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Single Girl’s Holiday Wish List

1.) To meet a handsome stranger under the mistletoe…preferably not at the office work party.


2.) A close group of girlfriends whom you can rely on for late night phone calls, brunch dates, shopping excursions on a budget, and to remind you that you are a beautiful woman, worthy of true love. Continue reading

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Ladies We Love: Jessica Matlock

You know that euphoric feeling you get when you step into a pair of jeans that make you feel like a million bucks? Well, according to Jessica Matlock, there’s a science behind that feeling associated with great fashion.

Matlock, a fashion lover, realized that when you put on a great outfit and look your best, you begin to feel your best as well. That’s why she created Be your Best you Studios (ByBy) where she combines fashion and psychology to help clients look and feel great. Continue reading

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Who Werq’d it Best: Vanessa Hudgens vs Julianne Hough

These starlets rank high on the sexy-meter, and this instance is no different. Vanessa Hudgens opted to keep it plain in simple with a black version of this A-line dress, while Julianne Hough kicked it up a notch with fucsia. While both these girls looked lovely, but who werq’d it best?

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Ladies We Love: Valerie Vargas of Modish Means

Meet Valerie Vargas, creator of the blog Modish Means.


What are some of your favorite looks this season; this season’s must haves?

Seventies inspired looks, faux fur, leather, wide-leg trousers, silk blouses and loafer heels.


What is the perfect Girls Night Out outfit?

Anything that makes you feel comfortable and confident! Continue reading

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Gift Ideas For the New Guy in Your Life

Shopping for the guy in your life can be tough, but when the guy in your life is new, barely two months, coming up with gift ideas can be even more challenging. You don’t want to appear as if you’re buying your way into his heart by spending too much, nor do you want him to think that he doesn’t matter at all with just a measly key chain. After all, you actually do like him and want to see where things lead. So, what kind of gift do you buy a guy of two months? I say go practical, funny and under $30. Here are five simple and cool gift ideas for that guy who isn’t quite your boyfriend, yet. Continue reading

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Hpnotiq Hotspot: Minus5 Bar in Las Vegas

Freezing temperatures, ice and parkas are the last thing you’d expect to see in Sin City, but when it comes to local hotspot Minus5, that’s exactly what you get. The unique ice bar, located in the Mandalay Bar Hotel, offers patrons a unique and cool – literally – experience in the desert of Nevada. The bar, which stays at a cool -5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit) at all times, is made completely of ice. From the bar, the walls, the seats – even the glasses! Continue reading

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