Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday Makeup: Morning after dark + White White White

Good morning lovelies! I apologize about the delay in this post; I was having multiple technical difficulties last night as has changed their format. After figuring it out this morning I am back in the game! Today I want to make up for lost time and tackle 2 of my favorite things; Timberland's "Morning after Dark" video and white dresses. Being a curvier girl, white isn't always the easiest to pull off; it can highlight your curves in all the wrong way sometimes, but it is a beautiful color that always adds a few shades of tan to anyone's complexion.

Morning After Dark 

$50 or less

Morning After Dark Still shot: SoShy + Timberland

I really love SoShy's looks in this video, but her red beret with polka dot dress is just spot on perfect with her awesome arm sleeve on full display and her funky vintage jewelry. SoShy is the perfect combination of old-school feminine mixed with new-age sassy.

 Waging White

$50 or less

White dresses are very much so in demand with the hot summer months approaching and everybody wanting to look beautiful and serene, whether lounging by the pool or running errands. The Little Black Dress is never seasonal, but it's time to incorporate the LWD into your wardrobe: The Little White Dress

This is flattering for absolutely every body type because the band under your bust defines a waist, but also gives you some breathing room in case you don't look like Giselle in a bikini. The dress is long enough to cover the bum, but short enough that you can tan your gams while running around. Besides, the more skin you show off, the more dedicated to your workout regime you'll be! That's why I wear short dresses and skirts all the time; motivation.

This particular dress is just absolutely perfect right now; it's long enough to lounge around in, but throw on a structured jacket, a funky necklace and some wedges and you're ready to go out in under a minute flat! This type of dress will become your go-to and you'll realize you don't know how you lived without it.

Shirt dresses are always a class and perfect for any time, day or night. The real question is; how will you style yours?

This va-va voom for-fitting dress can be very casual with some flats and a light sweater for hanging out with the family, then change it with a pair of heels and some statement earrings for a dinner with the love. Proceed with caution; curves ahead!

This perfect little mini is the epitome of summer dressing: easy to throw on, comfortable yet extremely chic. The ruffle makes this go from simple to stunning, while still being wearable for anyone of any age or body type. I would wear this, and my mother would too. There's no age when it comes to white ruffle dresses; they don't discriminate.

Fun Finds
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Too darn cute! I haven't worn bow clips for a very long time, but I would rock these like nobody's business.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tiny Tots

Good evening lovelies! Tonight I want to bring some attention to the little tykes that run this world, whether we realize it or not.

Tiny Tots

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Preppy AND pretty! How cool would these look paired with the belt?

Perfectly colorful and perfectly punky to add a punch of personality to a tot's pants.

The perfect swimsuit to beat the summer heat, and at an unbeatable price!

Adorable for tot of any age!

How adorable, AND tasty!!!

This is why I always say kids have cuter clothes than adults do.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Summer Shoe-Lovin'

Good evening lovelies! I hope you all have had an amazing week so far! Due to the strange bi-polar weather, tonight I'm going to bring you some great deals on hot summer items, including those needed to keep yourself dry and looking fresh!

Go on, shoe!

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I have a slight obsession with "Gone with the Wind". This might be why I have a tattoo of Scarlett O'Hara. That might also explain my love of anything velvet. Yes, velvet isn't the first fabric you think of when it comes to the summer months, but if you're going out at night to a party, how chic will these look?? They'll look amazing with any strappy, flirty dress, and you'll look awesome for getting multiple season use from your velvet pumps. Just saying.

Grey booties are pretty much an essential year-round. This color grey works beautifully against the bright hues of summer frocks.

It might be my upbringing in New England, or my perpetual habit of living only a few miles from the coastline at all times, that causes me to go slightly nutty over stripes, boat shoes, and straw hats. You have to admit though, these rock. The boat, oooohhhh....

Can you say "OH YES!".

Rain Boot Lovin'

$50 or Less

Chic and will go with any outfit.

The perfectly pink pair for summer rains.

Show me your peacock!


 Adorable and perfect for the summer flowers.

Good for your boots for their environmental

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fringe Fanatacs + Fun Finds

Good evening lovelies! Tonight I want to talk about a very fun, popular trend that has been revived and is in full-swing: Fringe purses. It is a very fun and easy way to add a bit of pop to your wardrobe without doing much other than putting on your purse, which you do every day anyways. You don't have to be rockin' the bohemian style to wear your favorite little fringe purse. It can be a very sexy number with just a touch, or
 full-blown Vanessa Hudgens style.

Celebrities Wearing Fringe

Fringe Purses

$50 or less

Fun Finds

This is an amazing site that I was told about by a classmate. She is actually the model for the website. She wore in a dress from the site creator and it was beautiful! I recommend everything on her site; it's amazing!!!

Flattering Colors for Everyone: $50 or less

Hello lovelies! I hope you all had an amazing mother's day filled with love, laughter, and warm memories. Tonight I'm going to talk about 2 colors that we've all been seeing a lot lately, whether popping up in stores by us, or on tv, or even in our favorite magazines, these 2 colors are not "new" ones being added, but old ones being revived: Cobalt Blue & Coral Pink. Kate Middleton i believe has had a major influence in bringing Cobalt Blue back in trend since the color is so flattering on her. She wears it often and makes it look stunning.

Coral Pink has had a major revival lately, and a lot of celebrities have taken to the trend, wearing the shade multiple times in multiple styles. Tonight, I am bringing you a few ways to wear each color for $50 or less, plus an awesome piece that I found earlier today.

Cobalt Blue

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Adorable and especially perfect for the upcoming summer months. This maxi dress will work with a structured jacket for going out at night, or some beautiful little sandals for going to the beach.

A fun way to deal with the June Gloom and May Grey: pair with some funky shorts as shown in the picture, or with a cool pair of highwasted skinny jeans and you're good to go! [Obviously shoes are included in there somewhere]

I don't own rompers, but I would buy this one just because of how fun this blue is and the funky print it has.

Favorite Cobalt Blue Find

I found this beautiful little steal a little while ago thanks to There were only 4 made of this beautiful comb and I was lucky enough to snatch one before the pop-up store closed. I recommend everyone signing up for the email lists. Yes, it takes a while to go through every email, but it's worth it when you find unique things that only you'll have an nobody else will.

Coral Pink

$50 or Less

The cutest little flat taking on 2 trends: coral pink and fringe! these will be your best friend to run around in and make you look adorable while you're at it.

I love anything vintage-feeling, and this hits the nail on the head. Both a flattering shade of coral pink with an adorable bow, this will make you feel regal and springy at the same time.

 The perfect price for adorable little coral drops that will add a pop of color to any outfit.

Awesome Find

Wear it in the winter with tights and boots, or in the summer with a straw hat and flats: this will be your wardrobe workhorse.

The coolest skirt, for only $5.00!!!!!! The best deal in town, and adorable too. If you wanted to get really creative, you could throw this over a dress so it looks like you're wearing a separate top and bottom to get even more double-duty out of your shorter dresses!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day + Judas Makeup Tips [My favorites]

Good evening lovelies! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAYYYYY! I hope you all had an amazing one celebrating the beautiful women that brought us into the world.

Tonight, I want to highlight a big headliner Mother this week: Lady Gaga's [AKA - Mother Monster] "Judas" music video. For those that saw the music video, it is just as visually stunning and beautifully done as the "Alejandro" music video, minus the swallowing of a rosary. It was Lady Gaga's first directorial debut, and while I'm no expert, I think she did a fantastic job. Her video tells a story where she is a Mary Magdeline of sorts, escorting a very handsome Latino Jesus figure while Norman Reedus from Boondock Saints plays Judas. She is actually not singing about loving the actual Judas, but more a boyfriend who's love is similar to Judas's betrayal of Jesus.

I for one love the song and the video, but more importantly, her makeup in the video has me captivated. I keep re-watching the video, gazing at her perfectly drawn lines and how, despite being thrown about in a wave, crying, and being in a bath washing "Jesus"'s feet, it's still flawless.

I don't normally post about makeup, and I am DEFINITELY not an expert when it comes to makeup, but I have learned that makeup is one of the most important accessories a girl can have. Just like I wouldn't go to the store without a bra, I wouldn't go to the store without at least some concealer and blush. Makeup can be a very effective tool, but no matter how beautifully we apply our blush and eyeshadow, we need to make sure we're using the right products to ensure that our makeup lasts more than an hour, no matter the cold or heat, wave or shine.

Lady Gaga's Makeup

My Favorites

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If you're going to attempt Lady Gaga's makeup, look no further than here for the best products around that will assist you in getting Miss Gaga's look down without any hiccups.

 I have tried a lot of eye primers, and one of the things i've found is that a lot of them are very cheap and they will clump after a few hours, which makes your eyeshadow clump in the eye crease and look bad. They don't hold up very well. MAC's eye primer does. I've worn this bad boy from 7am-8pm, and my eyeshadow was still going strong, no clumping in the crease.

I use this everyday. I can not tell you how much i love it because there are no words. It has SPF 50 which my pale skin desperately needs, but it is also very lightweight and feels wonderful on the skin. It also holds up my makeup, which is always important. At the end of a 9-hour work day, I still look made-up and fresh.

In my opinion, this is the best way to re-create her look. This pen is how I create such beautifully thin lines on my lids, and I have the shakiest hand in the west. This is why I'm not a surgeon. When you have a pen, it's more stable and easier to create unusual designs. I recommend this for anyone and everyone, and especially those who look to her for Halloween costume inspiration.

I tried a makeup setting product once a long time ago. It felt sticky and awkward on my face. I didn't like it, so I never used it after that. At the beginning of this week though, I wondered into Sephora and I was slightly desperate. It's been 90+ here all week in San Diego, and while I enjoy sweating during a workout, I don't like it when I'm sitting in a classroom all day in school, doing nothing, yet I'm dripping sweat. I was once told "Women don't sweat, they glisten". Whoever made that up has never met me. I needed something extra, to ensure that my makeup will stay put and last throughout an entire day from morning to night, despite intense heat and sweating. So, while extremely hesitant and nervous, I decided to try some of miss Kat Von D's makeup setting mist.

I am so in love, it's not even funny. I spray 5 spritzes on my face; one for forehead, one for each cheek, one for my mouth/chin, and one for my nose. After 3 days of use, and 3 days of intense heat and sweat, I can tell you I arrive home every night, look in the mirror, and see my makeup fully intact as if I had just applied it. It's not sticky; it feels cool and hydrating on the skin. It only takes a minute to dry and then it's set for the rest of the day.

While I can not say these are the products she used for her makeup, I can say I recommend them because I personally use them every day. If I can make my makeup look good and last all day, ANYBODY can.

And now, to leave you with one of my favorite videos of all time, to celebrate Mother's Day of course.