Hello! I love changing my nail polish color every few days, certain nail polish colors go with certain seasons. For example a dark purple would look good in the fall and winter. Another good example is a bright pink would be pretty in the spring and summer. A few of my favorites for summer are flame orange, a lush teal, a bright sangria hue, cotton candy pink, navy blue, mint, a bright red, and last but no least radiant orchid (color of the year). Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
Summer is beautiful season, the sun is shining, vacations are happening, and outdoor activities become a necessity…Because of this your skin pays the price if you don’t take the steps to take care of it. Sunscreen should become your best friend during these warm next few months. Sunscreen protects your skin from the harsh rays, locks in moisture, and keeps your skin fresh and dewy looking. Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
Here are my 4 favorite sunscreens:
1. Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 $32 at Sephora. This is great for super dry skin, all natural, and chemical free. It claims to have “sun boost ATB is a unique blend of antioxidants, skin-soothers, and hydrators that work in tandem with natural sunscreens to boost sun protection while conditioning and nourishing the skin.” I am currently using this one and I love it.
2. Skin Ceuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 $40 at http://www.skinceuticals.com. This broad spectrum protective cream with transparent zinc oxide (Z-Cote®*) helps protect against the damaging effects of UVA and UVB rays. It is a bit heavy so you only need to use a dime sized amount on your face. I have been using this on and off since middle school and I love it. It has saved my skin more times than I count!
3. Clarins UV Plus HP Broad Spectrum SPF 40 $41 at Sephora. A day cream that protects the skin from the sun, and environmental pollution. It claims to shield the skin from sun damage, fights wrinkles, and DNA damage. I have had a sample of it before that I used for a few days and I saw a difference in my skin after two days.
4. Algenist Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid SPF 50 $28 at Sephora. This fast-absorbing, ultra-lightweight fluid provides daily protection against broad-spectrum UVA/UVB damage. Alguronic Acid combines with antioxidant-rich botanicals and UVA/UVB protecting actives to delay signs of aging caused by sun and environmental stressors. I have read rave reviews about this online I am thinking about getting a sample of this soon to see if this might be my next skin care purchase!
Hello! I have always believed that accessories can make or break an outfit. Too much jewelry can overwhelm an outfit and too little can make an outfit feel bland. The key to accessorizing is everything you’re wearing should create a balance. For example if you wear a big necklace make sure your bracelet is dainty or just the necklace with a cocktail ring. Another idea is if you’re wearing tons of bracelets aka “arm candy” then make sure you wear a smaller necklace. I know most people think you cannot wear a statement piece with prints however you can if worn the right way. Never be too “matchy matchy” with it, the color should contrast with the print that way the look does not become cluttered. Remember your statement piece should always speak for itself, too many accessories can confuse the look. Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
I love the spring time the weather is beautiful, you can wear your denim jacket at least 4 times a week and not feel guilty. But most of all it is perfectly acceptable to wear pastels everyday! One of my favorite colors for this time of the year is…BLUSH. It is so pretty, goes with any skin tone, and is perfect for day or night. I know when most people think pastels are strictly girly but they can look womanly as well. For example wearing a blush colored tank paired with dark denim skinnies, and wedges create a hint of girly but paired with a edgy accessories can make the perfect look. Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
Hello and happy Monday! I don’t just love the spring season because of the beautiful weather I also love it because it’s the one season where you can get away with wearing prints and pastels every day of the week. There are so many different ways that you can wear them as well. Try a sold t-shirt tucked into a printed pencil skirt, or a floral blazer paired with a blouse and black skinnies, or printed pants with some blush colored pumps! Try it out, if you are nervous trying prints I would suggest trying printed wedges to get your feet wet first then go from there! Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
Hello! Applying mascara properly is important, you don’t want clumps, raccoon eye, and of course smearing everywhere! When you are taking the wand out “swish” it a bit in the bottle to smooth out the applicator. By doing this you aren’t risking getting clumpy mascara. Wash your wand at least twice a week with a brush cleaner. I have tried most brands and spent lots of money on some and not so much on others. I have favorites in all kinds of price ranges. Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
*Makeup Tip: It is important to clean your eyelash curler EVERYDAY. Take a tissue and some soap and just clean it off. You risk accidentally ripping your eyelashes off when there is residue on your curler.
Too Faced Lash Injection $21 at Ulta and Sephora- This mascara promises to “surround each lash with Too Faced’s new and improved exclusive three-dimensional elastic polymer for even more extreme length, volume, and drama. This weather-proof formula, enriched with vitamin E, coats and fortifies for longer, healthier lashes that never smudge or flake.”
Benefit They’re Real $23 at Ulta and Sephora-This mascara promises it has “custom-domed tip uses precision bristles to lift, define, and curl even your tiniest lashes. With a glossy, jet-black, long-wearing formula, you’ll flaunt luxurious, silky lashes that won’t smudge, clump, or dry out.“
Dior Show $25 at Sephora-This mascara promises to“delivers perfectly plush, glam lashes with an innovative XXL brush for show-stopping volume. Its creamy, buildable, customizable formula allows you to achieve the same dramatic lash volume that can be seen on the Dior runway for a glamorous, false-lash effect.”
Maybelline Colossal Cat Eye $6.99 at Ulta-This mascara promises to have a “collagen formula and Claw Brush plump and spike out lashes at the corners for a wild cat eye look. Ophthalmologist tested and contact lens safe.”
Maybelline Volume One by One $7.99 at Ulta-This mascara promises to have and create a “lash catcher brush has 3 bristles per lash to make every lash count. It catches, coats and de-clumps each lash to make them all fatter and flirtier. Instant clump-free volume.”
Happy Sunday Funday! I hope everyone is ready for a new week and has a happy but fulfilling one! Anyways, spring is just around the corner and I am so excited! I love playing with makeup and hair colors and I am excited to say goodbye to dark colors and say hello to pastels! Thanks for reading. Xoxo. Here are my five favorite spring must have items:
Purple Lips- This color is eye catching, looks beautiful day or night, and goes with any skin tone.
Illuminizer- This is the highlighters “cousin.” What differentiates this from a highlighter is that this can be mixed in with your tinted moisturizer/foundation, worn as a bronzer or used as a highlighter by contouring it on your face.
Floral- No this is not just meant to be on your grandmothers curtain. This is a elegant look cute on dresses and tops. Remember If you’re on the petite side get a smaller floral print and if you’re taller wear a bigger floral print.
Pastel Skinny Pants- Beautiful, elegant, and works at the office and at night. I love this look, it looks good with pointy toe flats for work or pointy flats and for night so cute with wedges.
Color Block Bag-No “matchy matchy” rules apply here. Go with your bad stylish self! It’s fun and can really look cute with any outfit!
Hello! I hope everyone is having a good week so far. I had been on the hunt for a highlighter/illuminator for weeks. Don’t get me wrong I loved my NARS hightlighter but I believe in changing up things once in awhile and trying new products. So this time I stumbled across the Josie Maran Argan Illumnizer from Sephora. The say’s it is an “ulta light skin brightener with a hint of bronze, giving skin a radiant, luminous, lit-from-within glow that lasts all day.” What I love about this product it is also doubles as a skin care product because it contains argan oil that conditions and restores skins softness. What brand of highlighters and illuminators do you like to use? Thanks for reading. Xoxo.
Hello! Spring is almost here and I couldn’t be happier…I think I always say that when a new season is about to arrive hah. One of my favorite statement colors to wear this spring and summer season is MINT. It is a universally flattering hues, seriously it looks good on any skin tone! Mint is a stunning color that can easily be taken from day to night. It is light enough for day and dark enough that it can still look dressy in the evening. If you’re nervous about wearing this color then start out slowly how about trying out mint nail polish or maybe some shoes with hints of mint? Mint colored accessories are on my favorites this season it looks great paired with black or white dresses. Try it out and let me know how y’all wore you mint colored items I would love to hear or see it! Thanks for r3ading. Xoxo.
Hello. Hope everyone is having a good week! I am so glad tomorrow is Friday one of my favorite days of the week haha. As a Fashionista and Stylist my job is to provide my clients and blog readers with the tools to make your closet the best to fit YOUR needs not my wants for you. I know a lot of people think Stylists are a waste of money and we just want to make you clones of ourselves. That is absoluitely not true. Most of us truly care about our clients and just want to help them find whatever best suits theier needs and will help them feel confident. I have always said my job isn’t about you having to spend thousands of dollars. My job is to guide you, teach you to find your “fashion voice,” create a wardrobe that you can wear with confidence, and honestly if you have a budget I will work with it. Just because I choose to wear a lot of “loud” things does not mean I think my clients have to do that. I respect my clients wishes, needs, and wants. I just wanted to write a little post to clarify what my job is. Have a fabulous and fashionable week everyone! And as always thanks for reading. Xoxo.