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I am completely obsessed with Dr. Teal’s Eucalyptus Spearmint body wash, it’s super moisturizing which is must have to keep your skin looking healthy and radiant. Continue reading
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I wish this chick did not give me life, but since I heard her latest track Two Weeks I haven’t been able to get enough of her. Seriously music + voice+ beauty = triple threat. Look at these photo’s from her recent shoot with Dazed & Confused for this summer and tell me any different. Also check out her single. Continue reading
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These are some photos that I took a while ago on a failed OOTD post. I actually have a lot of those, the pictures rarely turn out the way I want them too. I think it’s in part to the fact that I don’t know how I want them to look. Today I was looking through some of my old photos and saw these and I thought to myself, why the hell not.
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There’s something about returning to reality that puts such a damper on your life. It’s like when you go on vacation and it’s your first day back at work and you realize you need another vacation. Choose how you will view life, you can either be brought down by it our it can life you up. If you don’t like your situation now you can always or your life create a space where you can go just to escape it til you’re mentally prepared for reality. In other words find a vice to keep you sane til the rest of your life turns in to your perfect world.
What I Wore:
Top & Pants: Forever 21
Cuff: Charlotte Russe
Lip: Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Red Square
Happy Summer Everyone!
Sometimes its just nice to get away from all the hussle from the city and all the drama and just go for a nice quite walk on a trail. Not going anywhere fast, slowing down and listening to the wind blow. Its times like this when you sit back and look at your life you realize, things aren’t so bad.
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I’ve never been a huge fan of Coach. Ever since I worked at a boutique a few years back and the girls would come in with their Coach bags and do all but spit on the associates I worked with. So it gives me a bad taste in my mouth when I hear the name, but I guess I’ll have to get over it cause I love these shoes. I’m guessing it’s from their summer line since it’s new arrivals? But the Marlow Heel has a stacked heel, with a double strapped heel and a metal ring sculpture. In short it’s my new baby. And only $298!! You shall be mine… Mwhahahahahaha
Want to grab you a pair? Get them here.
I can sit here all day and tell you how to get that perfect eye look, or how to get your foundation flawless. None of that will matter if you don’t have the proper tools. Brushes are the most important part of any make up routine, they’re the unsung heros of our face. Just imagine trying to put on foundation with a brush that’s caked with product? You’ll have face of streaks and way too much product on. But don’t worry there’s an easy way to avoid that, just wash your brushes once a week. Yeah that’s it. You’ll use less product and have a great finish to your makeup look. And its not hard task just wash them with a brush shampoo,a gentle conditioner. I just use a little bit of my cleanser and it works great.
What you want to do is gather all your brushes and place them in cool lukewarm water and let them sit for a couple of seconds. This will lose up any product that you have in your brush. Please note that if you haven’t washed your brushes in a while that the product might not come out that easily.
Next choose whichever brush you like and pump about a dime size amount of cleanser on to your palm. Very lightly swirl the brush into the cleanser. Once you see a good amount of product off the brush, rinse and repeat until all the product has left the brush. Continue on to the next brush until all your brushes are cleaned.
When drying the brushes place them on a flat surface facing down, you can hang them as well as long as they are facing down. This prevents any water from sitting in the brush and creating any mold, it also assures that the water will trickle out onto the bristles and drip out so the glue holding the brushes together won’t loosen.
I’ve gotten some questions on my google plus page and on my Facebook page about using your hair dryer to dry off brushes. Although that is a great trick to dry your brushes faster just make sure that the brush is not natural hair. The heat may cause the hair to frizz. If you choose to try the method on your own use it in the coolest setting possible so you won’t heat the glue and cause bristles to fall out, and also make sure that the brush is synthetic.
There’s nothing worse than seeing a girl with an amazing outfit and when you get down to her shoes its an awful match. I won’t bore you with a long story but I have been a avid shoe lover since I was four so I know a few tricks of the trade. I will note these are guidelines, not rules, play with your look and love it. These are guidelines I follow when picking out the shoes for my outfits.
1. The shorter the pant length the skinnier the heel. I love how long it makes my legs look and it slims them down.
2. When it comes to a full length Jean anything goes.
3. Never wear a short bulky wedge. Although they are comfortable, they make the shoe look clunky. If you must wear a wedge opt for something higher you’ll have the comfort of a flat but the look of a stiletto.
4. Strappy suede platform sandals, no. I just think the ruin any outfit. And I mean ANY I have yet to see a girl that can pull it off.
5. Leather is always better.
6. Make sure you can walk in heels before you actually, walk in heels. I’ve been that girl, it’s not fun. It’s fine to practice in your house or walk around your block with them on to break them in ( If you have a treadmill you can also use that) just so you won’t have to do the hurt feet walk.
7. Nude shoes are always chic.
8. If you’re going to be walking around in heels keep the heel 4 inches or below so your feet won’t hurt to bad. 5 inches and above should be reserved for events where you’ll be sitting.
9. You chose to wear the shoes you chose to endure the pain. I get heels are uncomfortable, but don’t take your shoes off. Its just nasty, unless you have roll up shoes in your bag. I’m sorry please keep them on till you get to your car, you don’t know what happened on that floor. Better yet insoles do wonders and remember keep the heel lower. You’ll be cute and comfortable, not cute and in pain.
10. Clean your shoes duh.
11. Avoid pure white shoes at a club or party. Save them for events wear you won’t be on your toes so they won’t get scratched or dirty.
12. A cute pair of sneakers are an easy must have, choose one for many outfits or vice versa.
13. Ankle strapped heels for those sun dress, Flirty skirt days. They are just oh so sexy.
14. Metallic and satin shoes are never a bad choice.
Another summer is upon us,well it’s spring, but it feels like summer. A time for road trips, summer romance, long hot nights. Last weekend I was out of town and it inspired me to make this a summer of adventure (clique yes). I never really do anything during the summer time, I always say that I want to do some much but I either get stuck at a summer job or I’m to broke. This summer neither of those things will happen. I’m going to focus on me and have a real fun summer this time.
First: ROAD TRIP!!! – I would love to rent a vintage car, pack it full of booze & friends and just drive…
Second : Beach Baby!! – I can’t remember the last time I was at a beach. Maybe when I was 14? So it’s been 7 years…
Third: Go to a Unfamiliar city/town : I really want to get out my bubble and explore other cultures and people’s way of living.
Fourth: Festivals/Concerts/etcetera : Come on now, it’s not a summer without one!
It never fails to hear criticism from everyday people. Take for example the shopping trip to the mall I had just the other day. It was gorgeous out so I put a little more effort into my outfit and put on a striking lip color, blue. I was looking for a new look that felt like me, and fell head over heels for the color. As I glanced in the mirror, I loved it even more and headed out to the mall. I felt so confident until I felt eyes of two ladies burning into my skull. Of course it had to be the lipstick and I dismissed it until I heard one of the women whisper to her friend “why would she come out the house looking like that? ” followed by some quiet snickering. I rushed to the dressing room to examine myself, only to find nothing was wrong.
“It must be the lipstick ” I thought, realizing that the only colors you see on people’s lips are either pink, red, or purple. I was different and that didn’t sit well with them. As I put a Kleenex to my lips to wipe off the beauty faux pas, I paused. Why should I change who I am or what I like for people I don’t even know & probably won’t ever see again? I took me 22 years to be comfortable in my skin and be confident enough to wear whatever I wanted. Why stop now just because it’s not someone else’s cup of tea? Everyone isn’t going to like you, or what you do. As long as your happy and proud of yourself everyone else can go suck it.
Reminding myself of that I wiped off the lipstick and applied a fresh coat of the same blue shade adding a shimmery glossary to make it stand out even more and walked out the dressing room head held high. As I continued shopping I said a polite hello and smile to the two ladies that laughed at me earlier. As I continued shopping through the mall I felt the eyes of hundreds of strangers fall upon me, this time however, I didn’t flinch or hide my lips in shame. I proudly smiled and wore my blue lipstick with pride. Finally happy with myself and needing no one else’s approval on my appearance I gained more confidence and self respect. Don’t mind what others say or do. No matter what you do someone is going to hate it. Everyone is different, everyone has different opinions of what’s beautiful and what they deem acceptable. So they’re going to talk, people love to talk! So you might as well give them a hell of a story.
When I was in 8th grade I had an eating disorder. I would only eat a brownie at lunch and do tae bo tapes until I collapsed from exhaustion. I was trying to be as skinny as possible, no goal weight, no ideal size, just skinny. Why? Because everyone around me thought I was fat, but I was really only a size 5. I didn’t read fashion magazines at that age and I wasn’t obsessed with Hollywood and having an image, I just wanted to lose weight because every 5 seconds someone I knew would poke me in the stomach and say “got a little pudge there. ” or simply tell me I was fat.
There wasn’t a model pressuring me to lose weight, it was people in my life. That’s why I don’t get the whole Photoshop is killing girls self esteem thing. Granted I know there are girls who idolize celebrities and models and want to look like them. And I’m not going to say that it’s not a good place to start but but if you ban it people are just going to find other things to try to replicate. Like the people at school When I was in high-school there was a girl, I don’t know her name, but she was gorgeous. I would literally stare at her walking down the hallway and think to myself “why can’t I just be her? ” I still remember what she wore the first time I saw her, a long deep green trench, black knee high boots and a fierce blonde pixie cut. Among other girls I would try to emulate she was the main one that ate at me. I would try and try with my clothes and still just never quite got it. I started to think I was ugly and it weighed down on me.
So you see, ending Photoshop won’t help at all with a girls self esteem because there are plenty of prettier girls in the world that they’ll want to look like. Whether they see them on Instagram, Tumblr on Facebook, they’ll look at her and say “why don’t I look like that?” What we need to do is tell these girls that they’re beautiful, and treat them that way so they know they are. Sometimes its a phase, I didn’t become happy with my body until I earlier this year. And I still wish I could pick a different body based on how I want to look for that day, or the outfit I’m wearing. But I also know that someone is always going to be prettier than me, dress better or even have a better life in general and that’s ok. Being happy with who you are is a destination each person has to come to by themselves. I feel like self esteem comes with age. One day you’ll wake up and you realize you’re not so bad, and then your life will begin.
Thought I share my style today with you, the weather was a lot warmer than usual so I decided to show a little skin. today for my outfit post I did something simple, focusing more on the cuts of the garment rather than the overall outfit. I’ve fallen in love with the minimalistic look, a nice chic pony, simple make up with killer outfit and bold accessories is my new calling card! I’m all set for my close up. Let me know what you think about today’s look.
Top : Forever 21
Get your credit cards ready ladies (well… maybe your cash) and head over to target ladies. Peter Pilotto will finally be available in early February for you too buy, and we have the first looks here! Check them out will you be buying?
The ever changing Gaga has one more trick up her sleeve. She’s had blue, yellow, platinum blonde, and now green hair. I have to say green is by far my favorite, then again green is my favorite color.
Location: East Coast
The rain hit my window like a long lost friend looking to gain entry. It softly woke me up for another day, looked out my window and saw another cold grey. I hate when the weather is like this, it’s stay in the house in my sweats weather. There’s nothing inviting or warm about it. It’s like a fish cold and slimy, nobody wants that. When I finally unraveled myself from my cocoon of covers ( I sleep with two blankets one for coverage the other for warmth) and got my ass out of bed. Continue reading
Something about fall seriously gets to me. It’s not like I hate it, I love all the different shades that you get from the leaves and the odd amount of clear blue skies that have been happening. Yet there’s something that seriously bugs me. I guess it’s mainly the time change, something about the sun getting ready to set at 3 o’clock in the afternoon just gets to me. Continue reading
Hello loves I’m so excited about this post just because I get to show you guys my new baby blues today! I love them, I finally found a pair of jeans with no wash,in my size, for a decent price and where I’m at that’s hard to come by. I also found this amazing crew neck sweater, it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for but it has a chain design that I like on it. I paired it with some easy heels just to add a little more femininity to the outfit. I love playing around with different looks for different occasions. This look would be perfect just to go downtown in or to the movie or even a party (nothing fancy of course).It’s nice it’s chill and it’s comfy, the perfect fall outfit.