Oh My Gingham: NYFW Spring 2015

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

I am just a little geeked out about Spring 2015. I love gingham print and my heart just fluttered to see it woven so masterfully in Diane von Furstenberg’s collection! As always, Diane’s collection was FANTABULOUS!!!!! She gave me amazing prints, bold color and the legendary Ms. Naomi Campbell! Here are some of my favorite pieces:

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WORK NAOMI, WORK

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Designer Joseph Altuzarra also showcased gingham for his Spring 2015 show!

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Fab Fashion Friday

Friday, August 29th, 2014

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This week’s pick for Fab Fashion Friday is the absolutely adorable Sarah Hyland. The Modern Family star looked amazing in this Christian Siriano crop top and full skirt. Sarah was styled to absolute perfection! This is seriously the best she has ever looked.

Off course, I would love to wear a crop top, I just need to figure out how to get my ample bosom to fit into one (but I digress, let’s get back to Sarah)! Her makeup was also incredibly stunning and I have provided information about the products she is wearing.

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Sarah’s makeup was GORGEOUS in its simplicity! Her makeup artist Allan Avendaño used the following: MAC Pigment in Naked from the inner corners of the eyes toward the center. At the outer corners, he applied MAC Eyeshadows in Swiss Chocolate, Smut and Bronze, and used MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle under the brow bones. For her cheeks, Allan used MAC Powder Blush in Style.

 



My Favorite Beauty Looks From the 2014 VMAs

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

This past week, we were treated to the 2014 MTV Music Awards and  some interesting fashion choices. But I always love seeing the artistry of the celebrity’s makeup artist. I think they are the unsung heroes in the celebrity powerhouse. Here are my favorite looks!

Beyoncé

She is perfection! Let’s move on shall we?

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Nicki Minaj

Nicki has such a  pretty face and I was so happy to see her toned down look. Half the time, we are so busy staring at her antics and crazy costumes that it can be lost on us that she is a beautiful woman. I just love this vintage glam she is giving us!Nicki-Minaj-MTV-Video-Music-Awards-2014

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale brought just the right amount of pretty. She obviously does not need a lot, she kept her look simple and classy. I think for the MTV VMAs sometimes showing up as the plain Jane will probably get you more press because you will be the only normal person there.Lucy-Hale-MTV-Video-Music-Awards-2014

Kelly Rowland

What’s not too love about Kelly? She is Queen Bey’s BFF and now she is married and pregnant and just glowing. She looked ever the Grecian Goddess.Kelly-Rowland-MTV-Video-Music-Awards-2014

Laverne Cox

Oh Laverne, you are giving me so much fabness I just can’t stand it! The blunt bangs, smokey eyes and nude lips are fantastic!Laverne-Cox-MTV-Video-Music-Awards-2014

 



Lipstick Face-off

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

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Aveeno Positively Radiant

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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A couple of weeks ago, I received the Aveeno Positively Radiant Targeted Tone Corrector to test. I have not used a lot of Aveeno products, so I was ready to give this a try. I have sensitive skin, so in June, my dermatologist  gave me a sample of the Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF30 to try out.  I will be honest, even though my doctor gave me the sample, I did not immediately start testing it out until I actually had to and I am so happy I did. If you have been on my Instagram feed, then you know a few weeks ago, I purchased my first house (Yay!!!). In the midst of the move, I misplaced my usually moisturizer. Lucky for me, I still had the Aveeno sample my doctor gave me and I started using it. I have to be honest, I really liked it.

So when I received the tone corrector, I was ready to dive right in. Being a victim of hyper-pigmentation (the cause of my skin discoloration), I had high hopes for Targeted Tone Corrector. The lotion has a light weight texture that melts into the skin. It dries quickly and does not make my skin oily. Having only used it for 2 weeks, I cannot say I have seen significant changes with my dark spots. However, I will continue to use this as a nighttime moisturizer since it does not have sunscreen.

Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.



Product Review: Probelle Nail Polish

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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My nails are always on an up and down spiral. One minute they are strong and the next they are breaking off for no apparent reason.

Over the years I have tried  a number of different products, some helped, but most did not. Most recently, I started using Probelle Touch N’ Grow Nail Polish. When I received this product, I was apprehensive at first and thought this might be another “miracle” in a bottle. But guess what, this actually does help to make nails stronger.

The Probelle two-step system is supposed to help nails grow to a healthier state. The Touch N’ Grow polish strengthens nails while the Touch N’ Grow Plus maintains healthy nails. The Touch N’ Grow Plus incorporates garlic and lime to prevent discoloration.

What I noticed instantly about this nail treatment was the absence of the very strong smell I am used to from traditional nail polish. The best part of this is that it dried extremely fast. By fast, I mean approximately 2 minutes. I have a very busy schedule and I certainly cannot dedicate hours to nail maintenance everyday (although, my lack of attention to my nails could also explain why they are weak)

I think the only challenge with this will be remembering to put it on everyday. But aside from that, it is definitely worth a try.

 

 



Christmas In July!

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Most people wait all year for Black Friday specials after Thanksgiving. Thanks to the genius of Nordstrom, I get to have Christmas in July and Black Friday deals to go with it! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here my friends and I plan on stocking up on all my favorites.

And get this…They have exclusive beauty deals from MAC, NARS and many more of my favorite brands!

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Unlike other department stores, Nordstrom does not run different sales through the year so you really need to run to get your favorites. The sale runs from July 18 thru August 3.

Happy Shopping!!!



Celebrity Hair Braiding Trend

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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This being summer, we are seeing more braids gracing the red carpet. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Blake Lively have all been spotted wearing the trend. Braids are fun, sexy and very relaxed look.

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Off course, unlike celebrities, the average joe is not privy to a glam squad. However, have no fear, you too can be trendy!

The New Braiding Handbook gives you 60 hairstyles to get you ready for you crazy, sexy cool summer hair styles. The book gives you step-by-step directions for all 60 styles that will take you from work to date night!

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Kerry Washington’s Scandalous New Fashion Line

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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Kerry Washington, Scandal and The Limited have collaborated to bring you a new clothing collection inspired by one of TV’s most popular characters. In every episode of Scandal, legions of fans gawk at Olivia’s amazing threads from top designers like Armani, Burberry and Valentino, all of which are beyond the reach of most people.

Through this collaboration, Scandal’s costume designer Lyn Paolo and The Limited will bring Olivia’s impeccable style to the masses with a price tag of $49-$250.

The Limited Scandal Collection arrives in stores September 22. This will definitely generate buzz for the premier of the show’s 4th season!



My New Favorite Conditioner

Friday, June 20th, 2014

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I am always in search of the perfect pair of jeans, blacks pants and hair products. A few weeks ago, on the recommendation of a few Youtube favorites, I decided to try Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner! I LOVE this conditioner and it is hands down one of my favorites and here is the best part, it is only $3.99!

I use it to co-wash my hair and it works wonders in bringing a spring to my hair. This creamy conditioner has really good slip and does wonders when detangling my hair.

I already shop at Trader Joe’s for all of my groceries and now I can add my hair products to the list!

 



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