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Showing posts with label teen vogue. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mother's Day Wish List

Mother's Day is upon us, and that means it's time to treat the lady who changed all of your diapers like the amazing woman she is.  Here are my top gift ideas for the number one lady in your life.

1) Dior Rouge Brilliant Lipshine and Care // $35 at Macy's
Pucker up and give her Dior's latest lip product that will leave her looking just as beautiful as she is, naturally.

2) Movado Watches // $1,495 and $1,595 at Macy's 
Bling out her wrist with these diamond laced watches - gold or silver options available.

3) Laura Mercier Tarte Au Citron Souffle Body Cream // $60 at Macy's 
Give mama something that will coat her body with pure luxury.

4) Estee Lauder 3 pc Modern Muse Set // $117 at Macy's 
All ladies love a good scent, so why not give her a full collection of goodies?

5)  Made in Heaven Cakes // $125 
I don't know any woman who doesn't love a delicious cake, so celebrate mom's ability to keep you alive thus far by gifting her Oprah approved decadence.

6) Norman Love Confections Assorted Chocolates Mother's Day Gift Box  // $95 
With flavors ranging from Cherry Cheesecake and Berries and Cream to Pecan Sandie and Cup of Tea, Norman Love Confections are any woman's best friend.  

7) Chanel Nail Polish // $27, Bronzing Powder // $65, Lipshine // $36, Eyeshadow // $34 at Macy's 
Pamper her with Chanel's latest beauty products, essential for Mother's Day brunch.

8) Kate Spade iPhone 6 Case // $40 at Macy's
Gift the tech-savvy mother a gorgeous floral phone case for a feminine chic look.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Black Mesh + Sexy Maxi Skirt

Now that 100-degree season has hit Miami, I've gone back to my usual Summer fashion routine of not wearing a bra.  In lieu of rocking an over-the-shoulder boulder holder, it's become apparent that mesh bodysuits and high-slit maxi skirts are much more comfortable and breathable.  This is a look that can also transition from a day to night look by adding a little jewelry and a leather jacket for a chic rebel look.  Additionally, black is the notorious must-have color for an effortlessly chic look for the ultimate fashion sheath.  Sultry sheer pieces and all-black ensembles took over the Spring Summer 2015 runway as well.

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Bracelet by Kate Spade
Shoes c/o ASOS
Jacket by Express

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Spring Eye Makeup Tutorial + Mini Makeover Event

As part of my morning routine, I have to keep my essential coffee on hand, my cell phone for good tunes, and the most amazing mirror of my life.  After trying out the simplehuman Sensor Mirror, it became apparent that I've been utilizing the worst mirrors ever purchased prior.  It reveals every nook and cranny on your entire face, which is undoubtedly thrilling and scary at the same time.  However, it allows you to achieve a truly seamless look with cosmetics that I've never obtained before.  Basically, I've been walking around with the Britney Spears circa 2007 look before trying this out.  

Gorgeous bronze eye makeup paired with sun-kissed skin is all the rage for Spring 2015 beauty, as seen on the runways.  Lately, I've been rocking this look on a day-to-day basis because I love how effortlessly simply it is to pull together.  

Step 1) Apply a primer to the entire eyelid for long lasting wear
Step 2) Using a blending brush, apply a light-toned eyeshadow to the inner corner of the eye
Step 3) Apply a dark-toned eyeshadow along the crease of the eyelid using a different brush
Step 4) Blend the eyelid with a new brush for a smoked out look
Step 5) Add a bright highlight underneath the brow line to make your eyes pop
Step 6) Create a dramatic cat eye with liquid eyeliner
Step 7) Using the same eyeshadow as the crease, apply a small amount under the lower lash line
Step 8) Finish the look off with a coat of voluminous mascara on top and bottom lashes

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I also have a special announcement, for those of you in the Miami area who would like to get a little pampering done.  I'm teaming up with The Container Store for their Magnify Your Mother's Day Event, where you can come receive complimentary lash applications and mini makeovers!  Check out all of the deets below.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Summer 2015 Essentials: Army Green

If rocking the animal print trend is a little too predatory for you, then perhaps a glamour meets Safari is more fitting. As highlighted on the runways of Spring Summer 2015 shows, khaki or military looks are back as noted fashion essentials for the season. From Ralph Lauren's safari styles to the sensuous military pieces by Marc Jacobs, it's a timeless classic. Get inspired and wear the shade as a complete look, an accessory, or one piece.

Monday, April 20, 2015

50 Shades of Camel

Camel is one of those colors that timelessly transforms any look into a chic ensemble.  Not only does it seem to go with everything, it brings a luxe look and feel to any piece of clothing adorned.  In motion, a quick glance at a store window or nearby mirror may give you the inclination that you're naked...but it's all good.  Over the weekends, camel (or any other neutral shade) is my go-to for a loose and laid-back look.  To polish off the look, pair it with gold hardware and a leopard print belt.

What I'm rocking:

Necklace by Express (similar style here and here)
Belt by Target (similar style here and here)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Denim Shirt and Cut Out Ripped Jeans

"Much like my new-found addiction to Empire and Skinny Cow Snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches, my obsession with monstrous holes cut out of my skinny jeans is evident."


It's no secret that I love a good ol' denim shirt, like this one by Mavi.  What's better than that?  Not wearing a bra.  Over the course of my brassiere-wearing life, it was assumed that it was a necessary item that I absolutely must wear every single day.  Little did I know that those who are less inclined in the chest region don't really need to wear a boulder holder to operate.  This news is amaze balls to me.  While it's evident that I love wandering around bra-less throughout the streets of Miami (it's not as bad as it sounds), there's something I love even more...ripped denim jeans.

Much like my new-found addiction to Empire and Skinny Cow Snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches, my obsession with monstrous holes cut out of my skinny jeans is evident.  Despite multiple people inquiring about whether or not I purchased them that way or not, I rock them with no shame.  You better werk.  I'm also quite the sucker for a completely monochromatic look (see exhibit A-F from all previous blog posts).

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

DIY: Cellulite and Stretch Mark Removal Scrub

"It was pretty much predestined to happen at some point, but I managed to find an at-home solution for removing cellulite or stretch marks."

It was highly requested on my video channel that I create a tutorial for ridding cellulite and/or stretch marks, and after having my son, it was necessary.  It was pretty much predestined to happen at some point, but I managed to find an at-home solution for removing cellulite or stretch marks.  My primary purpose for this scrub was to remove stretch marks that accumulated from pregnancy, and it has helped tremendously.  If you have those infamous dimples around your booty or thighs, believe me, it happens to everybody.  

The most important ingredient in this beauty scrub is caffeine, which helps tighten the skin by providing antioxidants when applied directly.  Obviously, it won't magically make your skin baby-soft within the first few minutes of using it.  However, it works immensely over time.  

What you'll need:

-  A jar or waterproof container

-  1 cup of coffee grounds

-  3 Tablespoons of sugar (or salt)

-  6 Tablespoons of coconut oil

Step 1 //  Measure out all of your ingredients

Step 2 //  Combine all ingredients in an empty jar, and mix together until everything is mixed together

Step 3 // Apply as much as needed to appropriate areas of the body that have cellulite or stretch marks, for about five minutes in the shower.  Rinse with water.  Use once or twice per week and store in the shower (with a lid).

Check out my step-by-step video tutorial here:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Leather and Sweaters

"I love these faux leather pants because they don't give off the gruesome leather camel toe that often comes with sporting such an item of clothing." 

It goes without saying that I absolutely love the weather in Miami lately, but occasionally miss a cool breeze (which briefly appeared for about a week).  In that moment where I felt it was appropriate to bust out a sweater, it had to be caught with my camera lens.  Swaying to the tunes of Kendrick Lamar on the rooftop of my condo building and desperately trying not to sweat my face off, I somehow felt it was a genius idea to pair this Vera Wang sweater with a leather jacket and pants (well, faux).  I love these faux leather pants because they don't give off the gruesome leather camel toe that often comes with sporting such an item of clothing.  

There's something about an all-black leather look that either screams bondage or rebel chic.  I'd like to go with the latter.  

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Over the past week, I've been having an affair with the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV.  This octane blue beauty packed more punch than expected, with a streamlined chic look and substance.  Its sleek frame gave the SUV automobile a sexy and modern appeal without sacrificing comfort or safety.  Stepping inside the 5-passenger vehicle, the interior is minimal with a focus on the driving experience.  Exhibit A: start the vehicle at the touch of a button, fast-key entry system, heated front seats, automatic climate control, a rear view camera, and Bluetooth®3 2.0 and USB ports for easy access to your tunes.  All of this luxurious convenience, if you will, was important for me since I don't like to fuss with anything once I hop in a car (and I have a three-year-old with just about as much patience as me).

As for performance, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport combines the coasting of an automatic with the option for sporty thrill from manual shifting (thanks to paddle shifters).  The 2.0-liter engine packs some power, so it's perfect for city driving and riding along the coast.  It's also fuel-efficient so it won't leave a dent in the purse.   

Ultimately, this vehicle is a great choice for the discerning car buyer who loves the combination of sporty chic and comfort without the hefty price tag.

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