Thursday, September 19, 2013

Camo and Peplum

Happy Thursday everyone!
I apologize for the lack of post on my blog. I've been going through some personal things have taken me away from my routine but now I am getting back into the swing of things:).
Today's outfit post centers around these camouflage pants from Zara. I paired these dark skinny jeans with a white peplum top that has a bit of a flare to it and blueish grey heels. To add a bit of color to the outfit, I complete my look with a red handbag. This outfit works perfectly as a transitional look as we get ready to leave summer and enter fall. 
 Outfit Details:
Top: Marshall (similar)
Pants: Zara (similar)
Purse: HauteLook (similar)
Heels: Steve Madden
Watch: Michael Kors
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Day to Night: Red Blazer

For today's fashion post, I teamed up with the fabulous Laura from Walking in Memphis in High Heels to show you guys how we styled a red blazer. Laura style is feminine and girly like mine and I loved working with her on creating this look.
When putting this look together, Laura and I decided that she would style her outfit for a more day time look and I would dress mine for a more night time going out look. While in Vegas last month, I stopped by a store called Francesca's and fell in love this skirt. It sort of reminded me of Alice and Wonderland and I knew it would be perfect for this look! It's feminine and girly and the bold black and white checkered pattern give this skirt that extra pop.
One of my all time favorite color combo are black, white and red. (Check out my very first fashion post where I go into detail about the pairing of these 3 colors here)So for today's outfit, I decided to pair a black crop top with this shirt and a red blazer to sophisticate the look a bit. I finished it off adding my new favorite lace-up booties and fun accessories.
Be sure to check out Laura's page for her outfit details♥!
Outfit Detail:
Red Blazer: Francesca's (similar)
Crop Top: Target (similar)
Skirt: Francesca's (similar)
Lace-up Booties: Nine West
Necklace: Cutieshey
Clutch: TJMaxx (similar)
Bracelet: Target
Watch: ASOS (similar)

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Benefit Cosmetics

Recently, I had the opportunity to stop by the Benefit counter in Macy's at the Aventura Mall where my friend Ivette talked to me about all of Benefit's products and gave me information about the company.
(P.S. this post is photo heavy)
If you aren't familiar with Benefit, let me give you a little bit of background on them. Benefit  (which was originally called The Face Place) was  founded by twins Jane and Jean Ford 1976. The first product sold at The Face Place was the Rose tint. The Rose tint was originally created for an exotic dancer that wanted to tint her nipples. The product become widely popular that the Ford sisters remained the tint to Benetint and its now use to tint the lips and checks to give off a nice rosy tint. Benetint  remains the company's best selling product to this day. After hearing the story about the company from Ivette, I become more intrigued to learn more about Benefit and their products.
She first started off by talking about the widely popular primer called Pore-fessional. (I absolutely love the names of their products and the eccentric packaging!). I told her that I don't have large pores and she told me that you don't have to necessarily have to have large pores in order to use this. Not only does this product helps to minimize pores but it also helps to keep your foundation in place. I didn't get to try the primer on while I was there but I did take a sample with me to Vegas (where the temps were in the 100s) and I have to say that after having it on all day in the desert heat, I fell in love with it. It made my face very smooth and made my foundation look immaculate. I didn't have to touch up my face not once while I had it on in Vegas.
The other primer that we talked about was the new Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer. This primer acts like a magnet for your foundation to help keep it in place for 15 hours. Since I had makeup on already, she swatched the primer on the back of my hand and add foundation on top of it. I have to say that the staying power of the primer was amazing. I literally had to scrub the back of my hand to get the product off. That to me is a winner. I have very oily skin and in this Florida heat, I need anything that will help keep my foundation in place all day.

Every women needs a good mascara in their lives and for me that's the They're Real Mascara. It's my new Holy Grail. I have very small lashes and this mascara helps them to look long and voluminous.
The Creaseless Cream Shadows are amazing as well!
They also have a body balm that add shimmer to you skin:). This packaging is too cute!
After going over all the products that Benefit has to offer, Ivette talked to me about brows and brow mapping. For me, nicely groomed/shaped eyebrows are very important in the makeup process and I know a lot of makeup artist would agree including Ivette:). So she started off by talking to me about brow mapping. Brow mapping is a process used to determine the best eyebrow shape for your face. (More information about what brow mapping is here). Since I was there in the month of August, I got to take advantage of free birthday brow service!She introduced me to Vivian (if you are in the North Miami area, check out the Benefit counter at Macy's in Aventura Mall and ask for Vivian Gonzalez. She is amazing!) who continued with my brow mapping and then waxed my eyebrows. When I was done, my eyebrows were fierce!

After getting my eyebrows done, I decided to pick up some things from the Benefit counter and also grab some items from Sephora. When we were done, Ivette was kind enough to give me some samples and a nice Benefit mirror:).
Items I purchase:
Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow - Bronze Have More Fun, Boi-ing Concealer - Deep , It's Potent Eye Cream  and Boo Boo Zap
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Friday, September 6, 2013

Back To School Fashion for High School/College

When I was in high school and college, getting dress was something that was fun and exciting for me. So for today's post, I put together 5 outfit ideas that I hope you guys can draw inspiration from:).

Peplum Top: TJMaxx (similar), Tank: Target, Jeans: Dylan George (via TJMaxx)Boots: Target Backpack: TargetNecklace and Earring: AllyAnnesBotique, Watch: Guess (via Ross), Bracelets: Target and Gifted by Husband
Top: Target, Jeans: Guess (similar), Jacket: Guess Bookbag: Target,
Watch: Michael Kors, Sneaker Wedges: Zara (similar), Lion Bracelet: Target (similar)
Cropped Jacket: H&M, Tank: TJMaxx, Skirt: Nordstrom (similar), Necklace: Aldo, Belt: Nordstrom, Wedges: Steve Madden (via Hautelook), Bracelet: Target (similar),
Watch: Guess (via Ross), Bag: Aldo
Top: RMCJewelry, Jeans: TJMaxx (similar),Flats: Ross (similar),
Watch: Nixon (via HauteLook), Bracelet: Goodwill, Necklace: Aruba
Top: Junk Food via HauteLook, Jeans: Romeo & Juliet Couture (via Hautelook similar), Sneaker Wedges: Bucco (via HauteLook), Bracelets: Target and BCBG Fearless (similar)

Check out my fashion lookbook video below. Hope you guys like it!

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