Showing posts with label how to. Show all posts
Showing posts with label how to. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Rainbow Ombre Hair Tutorial with Garnier Color Styler

It's the classic approach to hair that I have always found captivating, meaning less is more.  I consistently kept the exact same hairstyle and color for years, and oddly enough, enjoyed it.  Upon further contemplation, the mundane hair routine went dull after so many years and a solution was absolutely necessary.  However, the whole concept of coloring my hair scared the life out of me.  What if my hair transforms into another color?  What if I don't like how it looks?  What if it never comes out?

I've partnered up with Garnier to share my favorite "Sunday Fun-day" hair using their temporary Color Styler hair color in blue, pink and purple shades for a fun beach day with friends.  Color Styler is a new line of temporary, hair color that comes in 5 different shades and it washes out after a few shampoos!  It's fun to do on the weekend with your girls, without having to permanently maintain.  Check out my latest How-To video where I should you how I get ready for a "Sunday Fun-day" at the beach, with the easy-to-use Garnier Color Styler.

Try out this fun hairstyle and snap a selfie for Instagram!  Be sure to include the hashtag #FunnestGirl and a caption on why you are the funnest girl and you could win the Title of "The Funnest Girl In The World" by Garnier Color Styler.  Garnier Color Styler will choose a real girl to become the Color Styler spokesmodel for 72 hours and she will be featured on Color Styler's social media platforms!  For details, visit the Color Styler website.

*This post is sponsored by Garnier and Style Coalition

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Video: How to Transform from Summer to Fall Fashion

It's official - the time has come to bury summer fashion.  However, there are ways to transform your summer wardrobe into fall-worthy looks as well.  For example, basic tees or tanks can still be worn during the fall season by adding layered pieces such as chunky sweaters or denim button-up shirts with a leather jacket.  Shorts, skirts and dresses can still survive by throwing on a pair of thick tights underneath them with some tall leather boots.

The essential items can easily be transformed from season to season by simply layering and learning how to switch pieces in and out of your looks.  Many people used to think that I had so many different items of clothing in my closet when I was in high school or college when I just learned how to utilize what I owned to create different looks.

Check out my new video showcasing a summer to fall transformation that I put together with Warhon Media which features pieces by Urban OutfittersH&M, ZARA, 2B Bebe, Steve Madden, and Forever 21 :

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Back to School Series: Comfy & Casual [#2]

As part of my "Back to School Series," a comfortable and casual outfit is only fitting for today's blog post.  After all - comfort is key during the school days!  There are some days when you wake up and just want to throw on a loose-fitting top and flats to call it a day with wardrobe styling.  Graphic prints are currently quite trendy, so I've paired a flowing crop top with a simple pair of light-washed denim shorts to keep the look very clean and crisp.

One of my go-to items for the school season is a cute pair of flat shoes and these BCBG leather flats are perfection when I'm going to be running around or on my feet all day.

What I'm Rocking:
Top by ZARA
Shorts by Target
Shoes by BCBG

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New Video: How to Pamper Yourself with a DIY Girl's Night In

Every girl needs a little R&R (rest and relaxation) once in awhile.  Am I right or am I right?  On those Sunday nights when I just want to stay at home and relax, I enjoy creating my own little "DIY Girl's Night In" by making my home a spa in itself.  This would also be a great idea to try out with your closest girl friends by inviting them over for a cozy night in.

No "Girl's Night In" would be complete without:

Check out my "How to Pamper Yourself: DIY "Girl's Night In" video and let me know if you try it out!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New Video: How to Wear a Maxi Skirt + 5 Looks

With their effortless style and breezy shape, maxi skirts are one of the most quintessential staples for a girl's summer wardrobe.  Although every girl doesn't have mile-high legs, there is nothing wrong with adding heels along with a maxi skirt to create an ultra feminine look.  I could go on and on about the numerous reasons why maxi skirts are so simple to style.  Therefore, I filmed this quick how-to video displaying 5 different looks featuring the superstar summer piece: a  lightweight maxi skirt.

Which one would you rock?

Outfit Details:

Look #1:
Top by ZARA -
Skirt by Express -
Sandals by Sam & Libby for Target -

Look #2:
Top by H&M -
Skirt by Express -
Cap Toe Heels by Luichiny -

Look #3:
Top by F21 (Forever LA Collection X Cassie) -
Skirt by Express -
Heels by ALDO -

Look #4:
Top by Target -
Skirt by Express -
Heels by Target -

Look #5:
Top by Karmaloop -
Skirt by Express -
Hat by H&M -
Heels by Miss Sixty -
Belt by ASOS -

Get the Look:

Friday, June 21, 2013

New Video: My Morning Routine - Summer Weekend

Despite the typical morning routine, we all tend to shift our routine on the weekends (especially during the summer).  Let's admit it, we sleep in later and dress a little more casual when Saturday morning approaches.  Check out the video below to see my morning routine on an average summer weekend with me.

Products that I used in this video:

TurboFire workout by Beachbody
Clean & Clear Morning Burst Skin Brightening Facial Scrub
Fekkai Technician Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner
Island Glow Coconut Crushed Pearl Bronzing Body Butter 8oz (from my Ipsy bag)
Brows a -go-go Eyebrow Kit by Benefit Cosmetics
L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lash Mascara
Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Sweet Tart
Maybelline Pink Pop Lipstick
Beach Please Blush by Be a Bombshell Cosmetics
Mirenesse Lip Bomb
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner
Revlon ColorStay Concealer
Girl Meets Pearl Liquid Pearl for Face by Benefit Cosmetics

Thursday, November 22, 2012

New Video is Live! Winterlicious Tag

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope you're all enjoying the holiday and grubbing on some delicious food, as I know I will be very shortly.  I love holiday season because I spend time with family and more importantly my little man is old enough to enjoy more of the festivities as well.  I just uploaded a new video to my YouTube channel!  Enjoy :)


Monday, October 29, 2012

New Video! Mermaid Halloween Beauty Tutorial

Hey guys!  Over the weekend I took my little man to his first Halloween costume party and we were dressed as The Little Mermaid's Ariel and Sebastian so I filmed a tutorial to show you how I created the look.  I have one more costume that I'll be showing later as well.  I'll post a recap of the party tomorrow, but for now...enjoy the beauty tutorial and let me know what you're going to dress up as for Halloween.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Treats: My Favorite Dessert

My addiction to French macarons began when I first tried them at the Lincoln Road farmer's market and I started buying a dozen of them every Sunday ever since then.  They seemed easy enough to make so I decided to make my own and they were delicious!  I love how you can create different variations of these miniature pieces of heaven.  French macarons are primarily made of egg whites (yay, less calories) and confectioners' sugar.  I found that they tasted even better the day after I made them so I suggest eating them the day after; however, it's hard to wait that long. 

They are the perfect cure to a sweet tooth - crispy on the outside and chewy once you bite into one of these babies.  I chose to make lemon, blueberry and chocolate hazelnut macarons but of course you can personalize them to your taste.

How to make French Macarons:

3 egg whites (day old)
3/4 cup almond flour (or you can make your own by processing almond slivers)
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Pinch of cream of tartar


I just bought jars of lemon curd, blueberry jam and chocolate hazelnut butter but you can always make your own

1. Sift together the almond flour and confectioners' sugar twice.

2. Whisk egg whites on a medium speed and add cream of tartar until soft peaks form.  Reduce speed to low and add granulated sugar.  Increase speed until stiff peaks form. 

3. Sift flour mixture over egg whites and fold with a spatula until smooth.  I sectioned my batter into three separate bowls, added food coloring to each, and then poured them into separate piping bags (ziploc bags with the tip cut off). 

4. Pipe 3/4-inch rounds about an inch apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.  Take your baking sheet and hold it about a foot above your table and drop it (this removes any excess air).  Let stand for 30 minutes.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees and bake at 325 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.  After each batch, set the oven to 375 and reduce again when you're ready to put another tray in.

5.  Let them cool and add your filling to each.  Assemble your mini macarons and enjoy!  :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Black Tie Gala and Red Carpet Event Recap

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a black tie gala and red carpet event for the 100 Black Men of South Florida organization.  If you aren't too familiar with the organization, they have chapters throughout the world that have touched the lives of over 500,000 young people through their Four For the Future: Mentoring, Education, Health and Wellness & Economic Development programs to improve the quality of life of citizens and enhance educational opportunities for the African-American community (primarily focusing on young males).

Their signature weekend kicked off with a college expo and scholarship fair, followed by the Warren Henry Auto Celebrity Golf Classic and the 10th Annual Signature Black Tie Gala.  It was empowering to be in the same room with other powerful professional players as we supported this amazing organization.

NFL legend Lawrence Taylor was featured on CBS at the celebrity golf classic which will air during the Super Bowl.  Miami-Dade Commissioner Jean Monestine, the honorable Manny Diaz, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, VH1 Basketball Wives' star Kenya Bell, and two of the original Tuskegee airmen were also at the black tie gala.

What I wore:
Exclusive for INTERMIX silk dress
Target belt
Steve Madden heels
ALDO handbag

When I'm styling myself for a red carpet event or gala I like to keep it very glamorous and sleek; therefore, I curled my hair and swept it to one side to coincide with my one-sleeve dress.  The dress was a jewel-tone hunter green and made of 100% silk.  I kept my accessories and makeup minimal, as I wanted to keep it simple and chic.  I didn't really take many photos with my camera because I didn't want to be carrying around a huge Canon camera, but I took some shots of my look at home.

On the red carpet at the 10th Annual 100 Black Men of South Florida Black Tie Gala

Minimal makeup used for this look

My complete look

Hamsa bracelet <3

At the Warren Henry Auto table with VH1 Basketball Wives' star Kenya Bell

Monday, October 1, 2012

New Video! DIY: Beauty Kit To Go

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Over the weekend I took my little man to his first pumpkin patch festival so that was fun.  For those of you who have homecoming coming up soon, then my newest video could come in handy.  It's a DIY for creating your own beauty kit to go, which is great for those beauty items that can really save the day (or night).  Check it out and let me know what you would absolutely have to put in your beauty kit to go!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Video: Magnetic Nail Tutorial

As I'm sitting here drinking my coffee, I'm reminiscing about the high school years when I used to put so much effort into painting my nails and creating special designs on each nail.  Nowadays, I don't really have plenty of time to sit down to do them so that's why I've been utilizing Sally Hansen's wondrous inventions (Sally Hansen nail strips are like the miraculous nail makeover for mothers especially).  I recently discovered their latest product, Magnetic Nail Color, which is a nail polish that allows you to create a design on your nails using a magnet.  Therefore, I decided to do a nail tutorial for you ladies (and maybe event some gentlemen too)!

What I love about this product is that it's simple to use and dries quickly as well.  If you're really in a hurry, you can always spray your nails with a quick-drying finishing spray to speed up the process a bit.  The magnetic nail polish adds some depth to your nails and comes in fall colors as well.  I also give a brief recap on my most recent event that I attended, Gilt City Miami's Warehouse Sale which was so much fun.  Check it out below:

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Video! How to: Transform Summer to Fall Pieces

Although the season is changing, that doesn't mean your entire wardrobe has to!  One of my tricks for keeping summer items around for the upcoming season is to layer pieces and learn to complement them well.  There are some pieces in my closet that I find work well in all seasons.  It's all about pairing them together with other season-friendly items (and of course you don't want to rock your Summer bikini in the Fall).

For example, keeping brightly colored tops, dresses, skirts, or even shorts around in the upcoming season can easily be achieved by adding layers.  I love the jewel tone trend this season; however, my heart will always be with pops of color as well.  I'm also loving the mixing of patterns for this season.  When it comes to fashion, I believe anything can be pulled off if you have the confidence to rock it!  Check out my How to: Transform Summer to Fall Pieces video below: