With Christmas fast approaching, it’s only a matter of time before the family and work holiday parties begin. They are often one of the social events of the year, where we get to let our hair down and spend time with our nearest and dearest. So obviously we all want to look our best. The key is to start planning your look early to fully prepare yourself for such an important occasion. You’ve probably already sorted out your outfit, but have you thought about your holiday hair and makeup? Your everyday look just won’t do and this is the ideal opportunity for you to experiment with bold makeup styles and colors. Here is a number of party hair and beauty ideas to make you the belle of the ball at your holiday party this year.
Just like the holidays seem to come earlier each year, so do Black Friday deals. More and more retailers are opting to start their Black Friday Deals online and before “friday” to cut down on some of the instore craziness (and boredom of siting around while waiting for the food to be done on Thanksgiving. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you know Shopbop is one of my favorite online retailers (my whole outfit in the picture above is from there lol!) so you know I’ll be shopping that sale for sure. In addition to Shopbop, other retailers like Asos and Macy’s are also starting the black friday deals early as well. Here’s a list of some of my favorite retailers having pre black friday sales going on now! (more…)
As a southern born girl I hate the cold but love the fall and winter accessories. Living in New York City the past few years I’ve learned the value of a good coat! Having both style and functionality is KEY. You want something that will keep you warm in the various parts of Fall and Winter (light jacket, medium jacket, and walking sleeping bag jacket is how I like to think of it). But since your outfit is covered up by a coat most of the day, you also want it to be cute! No matter where you live, you’ll probably end up wearing a coat for at least a little bit during the year, so it might as well be something you love. This year the leather moto jacket was a super big trend (I myself went out and bought this leather jacket from Shopbop during their last sale). In addition to the leather jacket, bombers, trench, oversized, and even blazers were also popular. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite in each style to share with you. Keep reading to see my picks for this season’s jacket trends!
Product: Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation
To be honest, I only recently heard about Hourglass cosmetics within the last year or so. I was curious about the brand so when I got the opportunity to receive a few of their products for review consideration I was really excited. I was sent the Immaculate liquid powder mattifying oil free foundation (try saying that name three times fast). As the name suggests, this foundation is designed to work as a mattifying foundation with a “liquid to powder” finish (wish I knew about this product during the summer!!). It comes in a slender tube container with a pump applicator top (yass!! three snaps for a pump!!). I was given the two darkest shades which are “sable” and “chestnut.” Immediately I could tell sable was too light and chestnut just BARELY fit my complexion (I added a little bronzer to the outter edge of my face to help it blend).
Details: Olive Dress | Dolce Vita Over the Knee Boots | Black Hat | Necklace
I’ve been really into wearing over the knee boots (or OTK for short) since last winter. I got these brown leather Dolce Vita boots from Shopbop last year (they’re sold out now but you can still get them on sale here). In the past I always styled my OTK boots with leggings or jeans, but I recently got into wearing them with dresses. The dress I wore here is from Necessary Clothing (btw if you like it you should get it now because it’s almost sold out!) . The dress has a mock neck top and a curved hemline that ends with two slits on the side. It is made to fit really snug and show off all your curves. I decided to size up in order to have it slightly less “painted on” looking lol.
3 Tips for Styling Over the Knee Boots: (more…)
It’s pretty obvious that the world is in love with (or maybe we’re all just jealous). It is hard to see the difference at times but one thing for sure is that we can’t seem to get enough of their style. From their shoes to their hair, we’re always trying to steal their style. (more…)
So I’m all about a good deal, but sometimes it’s worth it to pay a little extra for the real thing. When it comes to accessories I’m more willing to splurge if it’s an investment piece I can see myself wearing for a long time. For more trendier items, I would rather save because I know that I’m only going to wear them for a season or so before I donate them. Recently I shared my favorite ankle booties for Fall and one of the boots on this list was the leather buckle booties from Moschino. To me these boots are like the shoe version of the super trendy moto jacket. Just like I love my moto jacket, I looovvee these shoes. I found a similar pair from Guess for a fraction of the price. So, would I save or splurge on this look? At the end of the day, between the two I would pick (more…)
It feels like everyone has been talking pumpkin this, pumpkin that for weeks now and I for one couldn’t be more in to it. I think pumpkin season is one of the best times of the year and I love eating all the different pumpkin treats! But pumpkin isn’t just good in your latte, it also has great benefits for your skin! Pumpkins have antioxidants, vitamins, and zinc which makes it heavenly for skin! If you’re interested in adding pumpkin to your skincare routine, doing a face mask is a great start. There’s a good pumpkin enzyme mask from Peter Thomas Roth as well as one from June Jacobs but nothing beats making your own! Keep reading to see one of my favorite quick and easy DIY pumpkin face mask recipes (perfect for all those leftover Halloween pumpkins laying around).
What you’ll need:
Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Once mixed, apply a thin layer evenly all over your face (avoiding your eye area) and leave on your face for about 15-20 minutes. Thoroughly rinse off the mask with warm water to unveil smoother, brighter, and firmer skin!
In addition to the awesome benefits in pumpkins, the honey locks in must needed moisture and prevents breakouts with it’s antibacterial magic. Along with this, the egg yolk tightens the skin while the apple cider/cranberry juice are perfect for oily skin!
Not into DIY? Here are a few pumpkin face masks you can purchase to get the skincare benefits of pumpkin:
Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask
Pineapple Pumpkin Enzyme Skin Peel
June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque, 3.8 oz
Andalou Naturals Glycolic Brightening Mask, Pumpkin
Clientele Elastology Pumpkin Regeneration BodySouffle, 6.9 oz
Let me know if you have any favorite face masks, DIY or not! Also, try this out and tell me how it goes!
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This is not a drill – The Holiday Shopping Sale at Sephora is BACK! Sephora is doing their VIB sale right in time for the holiday shopping season. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been holding items in your shopping baskets for months waiting on this sale lol! For those lucky enough to be a VIB rouge member you can start shopping the sale today in stores and online until 11/9 with the code ROUGE20. VIB members can start shopping the sale 11/13 with the code VIB20. Sephora rarely does sales and cosmetics in general hardly go on sale so now is really the best time to shop for holiday gifts as well as all the items you want for yourself but don’t want to break the bank on. Since I’m a VIB member my plan is to (more…)