Monday, December 31, 2012

My New Year's Resolution

Happy New Year's Eve everyone! The best thing about New Years for me is definitely the New Year's resolutions whether I keep up with them or not. Last year my resolution was to give up soda which was super easy since I never really drank soda anyways. However, the results of completely cutting it out ended up helping out my skin, hair, and forced me to drink more water which I needed. I feel so satisfied with myself for sticking with my resolution that I've decided to try one that's a little bit harder. Below I've listed a few of the resolutions that I am trying out for 2013 and you can even join in on the resolutions with me.
  • Skin! I have noticed that I can't stop picking at my skin lately and I must stop. I am making a goal to not touch on my face as much, especially since my skin is finally beginning to clear up.
  • Hair! My hair length has been at a complete standstill, I must get back on my healthy hair journey. I am no longer going to be harshly brushing through it, pulling it into too tight buns, and most of all playing with it. Protective styles and gentle hair care is calling my name.
  • Stress! Yes, I know stress is normal and you can't prevent it, but I must find a way to release it and not let it rule my emotions. 2012 has shown me that I can let a tiny ounce of stress overwhelm, but for 2013 I will be taking deep breaths and taking everything one step at a time.
  • Fun! This year I want to start hanging out with my friends more outside of school especially since I will be driving soon.
Let me in the comments below what your New Year's resolutions for 2013 are?

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Trend Alert: The Collar Necklace

Trend Alert: Collar Necklace

Yesterday I did see shopping around the mall and one thing that seemed to stick out on the accessory side and it's collar necklaces! The "collar" is really in right now as you can see on different celebrities, models, and everyday people, but after a while your closet may suffer from the excess amount of collared tops. As a benefit for both you and your closet, it makes so much sense to invest in collar necklaces! The collar necklaces I came across are adjustable for your neck size and length you need the necklace and work for just about any style from girly to edgy. They also came in so many different varieties such as peter pan style and pointed with each decked out in gems, sequins, or a cool print. The necklaces ranged from about $10-$15 which in my opinion is reasonable since you can pair it with about any crew neck top to give the appearance of a real collar, or you can wear it as a regular necklace. Although I did not purchase a collar necklace, (I'd rather have all the bling in on my ears and fingers) I would highly recommend this for anyone who is into the collar shirt look.

Will you be rocking collar necklaces?

Friday, December 28, 2012

New Years Resolution: New Look

Alicia Keys - MTV EMA's 2012 - Red Carpet Arrivals
Alicia Keys
Whatever may be in store for you in the new year of 2013, it's always fun to have some type of resolution. There are so many options for a new year resolution and finding a new look is one of the most fun and best ways to start the new year. Alicia Keys useed 2012 as the year to debut a more dramatic make-up looks, updated style, and a new super sleek haircut. Find out how to switch up your look for the new year with the tips below.
  • Hair! Add in color hair peices, try out a new short do', or even just add pull out the hair accessories. Use extension or peices at first if your scared of hair commiment or go through pictures to find exactly what you want.
  • Make-up! Try out new makeup products like liquid liner, bolder shadows, or highlighter. You can even try out no make-up days with all of your friends so you can let your natural beauty shine.
  • Clothing! Don't go out and buy a new wardrobe, instead go through your closet, figure out your style and go from there. You can even shop for peices that will add to your closet and enhance your overall look.
  • The little things! Little things about you can be a start off a new look whether it's a statement accessory, crazy nail designs, or shaping up your eyebrows. Little things can make a hug difference and be perfect for sparking a new look for 2013.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Birthday/Christmas 2012 Haul

 I am so extremely grateful for everything I have received throughout all of 2012 from every view and comment on my blog to each gift I have been given. Of course we all know Christmas was just two days ago, but since my birthday was not too far behind on November 17 so I've decided to do a collective haul. Below I have pictured some of the items I received so be sure to let me know what you have given or received over the holiday season as well!

I am so excited to wear my new pairs of pajamas! If you ever come to my house for a sleep over you would probably find me only wearing tank tops and cheer shorts, but now I can let out my love for print even in my beauty sleep. Also, the bottoms are super warm and cozy which is great for the winter while the thinner tank top allows my body to still feel cool at night.
 I have really been needing some sweaters since the weather is continuing to get colder and colder. The sweater to left is very sparkly and glam, while the center sweater is perfect for a preppy look, and the sweater to the right having a fun and casual feel. The pants are actually a metallic rose blush color in a skinny jean style that will definitely make you feel like a glam diva.
I also received three pairs of Nine West shoes from Santa. *Hint, hint Nine West was/is having a nice sale!* The pairs of flat are the same style, but different color schemes made up of compacted sequins. They will work great for a casual or dressed up look, the bonus is that they are very comfortable to walk in. I normally do not like Uggs at all, but this metallic rose blush color complete with a wedge heel was to amazing not to like! I am totally in love with this new style of Uggs and cannot wait to rock them!
 Now I have Christmas gifts from all of my family members which include accessories, candles, and a gift card. The gift card can be used at any store to purchase whatever my hear desires while the owl candles will be used as a cute display in my room. The key necklace is perfect since it is small and delicate, but still makes a statement. The earrings are a nice brass color which will match with anything and the headbands are great since I am trying out new hairstyles that won't go in my face.
 If you really know me, you would definitely notice I am always carrying around some type of style book whether it's from Seventeen or Teen Vogue. That's why with my birthday money I purchased the Lauren Conrad Style book which I reccommend for any girl even if you're not really into the wo;d of fashion, it's that good! The Celebrity Style Guide by Teen People is a really great refrence for learning how to dress forr your body and find out your style.
 My best friend gave me my favorite scent, sweet pea, in a lotion/body glitter form as well as a little picture frame which I will be putting a great friendship picture inside. The gift even goes with one of our BFF insiders! The cute container filled of japanese cherry blossom is actually from a secret santa gift and I am so excited to try out this scent.
Lastly I now have nice lighting in my room thanks to a new floor lamp and a cute little owl perched between the bulbs. Not only is the light good for seeing, but it will be amazing when I am filming on my new Nikon! My new camera is the best and will definitely help to take my blog to another level as well as allow me to show more original, candid photos.

I am so thankful, grateful, and excited about each of my gifts! Let me know in the comments below the gifts you have received and what all your grateful for.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

OOTD: Christmas Day

It may be a little late to say Merry Christmas, but it's still the holiday season! Christmas for me is all about spending time with the family in a more casual environment, no cocktail dresses necessary. However, I still love to dress up which explains my sequin flats, red leather pants, sparkly sweater combo. My overall look makes me feel edgy, glam, and super sparkly while still being comfortable and not over the top. My sweater is actually cropped, but it is way too cold to be showing off my stomach so I put a black cami underneath and let the sparkly neck stand out. The red leather pants are super comfy and even have a light shimmer to them which allows them to work for both casual and dressy occasions. The flats are actually one of my Christmas gifts that I couldn't resist wearing to give my outfit some extra color and glam. Last but not least I piled on the rings along with my gold Betsey Johnson watch and two beautiful bracelets from my mom and sister.
What are you wearing for the holidays? 

 *The holiday season has been keeping me busy and tired, however I will slowly be getting back on my regular posting schedule :).

Sweater- Ross
Pants- Marshalls
Belt- Target
Flats- Nine West
Watch- Betsey Johnson

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Get The Look: Holiday Perfection

Natural beauty is perfect for any holiday occasion, especially Christmas. Whether you're spending the day with your family or attending a Christmas party, you never want to look overdone. I always opt for an eyeshadow palette of neutral colors and try out a look such as Beyonce's beauty look pictured above. Browns, blacks, greys, and dark green eyeshadows look fabulous no matter your eye color and always look good together especially when paired with a nude glossy, mascara, and light foundation.
  1. Begin with a clean face and apply concealer and light foundation as necessary.
  2. Apply a primer to your lids as well as a light brown shadow up to your brow bone as well as next to your tear duct.
  3. Take a dark shimmery green shadow and apply from the middle of your lower lid to the outside in a C-shape. For a glamorous look apply heavily, apply lightly to keep the natural look.
  4. Apply a dark brown shadow and blend it into your crease in a C-shape creating a smokier look.
  5. Apply the same dark brown shadow from step 4 with a eyeliner brush onto your lower lash line.  
  6. Add 2-3 coats of lashes to your mascara and a nude gloss to your lips.
Intensify the look by making it smokier or trying a bolder lip color or keep it simple by taking away some of the eyeshadow colors. Let me know in the comments below if you will be trying out this look for the holidays!

Love Her Style: Khloe Kardashian Odom

Ever since Khloe Kardashian Odom has been hosting X Factor USA, I have fallen more and more in love with her style. Of course I must thank Khloe's stylist Monica Rose for the amazing outfits, but Khloe's own beauty, confidence, and looks make me fall hard for her style. Below I've picked four of my favorite looks from Khloe on the X Factor, I cannot wait to start checking her street style!
Short and shiny can often be mistaken for being a bit unlady like, but Khloe is working it just fine. The diva look works with simple shoes like Khloe's nude heels that lengthen her legs and the hem of the dressing ending a good ways down from your "no-no square". Don't forget to also try the voluminous, wavy hair for a sultry beauty look.
Leather is a must this winter, it's warm, chic, and can work with any style. I Khloe's unique version of a leather mini, the pleats give a classic look while the leather keeps the look edgy and chic. The white top allows the skirt to shine and not overpower the look while the bright pink heels give a pop of color to the black and white look. Khloe's beauty look matches the classic feel in the half-up, half-down look, but it is updated with the mature curls and looser hold on the ponytail.

This outfit adds curves and is totally chic. The black skirt paired with the golden belt is a staple piece for any girl, but the difference between this skirt is the addition of the small detail buttons that do so much for this look. The top also adds intricate detail in the top gives the look a great visual appeal and even brings out the details of her strappy shoes. Even Khloe's make-up look matches her outfit, but it definitely does not crash. 
I am in love with this lace green dress and not just because I have a similar dress in black hanging in my closet! The lace dress is modern because of its short length and peek-a-boo sleeves while still being conservative by not showing of f the goods in the middle. I love that she is reusing the belt to style another look and sporting those amazing booties! Khloe's updo allows her to show off her face as well the dress.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fashion 101: All About Exams

Lauren Conrad Shoes
Lauren Conrad
Selena Gomez
This entire week is packed full of exams and tests for me, but that does not mean I'm going to bum it! I believe that still dressing up, even when you have to sit down for 2 hours, is part of what keeps you awake during the test. Wearing your pj's will only make you want to go to sleep. Layering your clothes is the best thing to do during a long test, you will be able to put on and take off whenever you feel cold or hot. Comfy jeans are key, even jeggings, whatever lets your legs breathe and don't feel too tight over time. The perfect shoes would be a pair of flats or boots, boots will keep your feet warm while you have the options to take off your flats if you choose. On top of everything you want to remember to bring a light jacket and maybe even a scarf to add some chicness to your overall look. Pull your hair up into a cute ponytail or high bun with minimal accessories so you won't get distracted.
How do you prepare for exams and tests?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

DIY Nails: Holiday Glitter Half Moons

 Once again my nails are glittering and shimmering, but with two showstopping colors in a half moon design. This nail look makes me think of a glam holiday, it's so much fun and great to look at while I'm taking my exams! So many different different glitter combos are possible with this nail design, all you need to create the look are two solid  colors and two glitter polishes that are similar in color with the two solids. You will also need a clear base and top coat, nail polish remover, and about 2 Q-tips. Keep on reading for the steps to recreate my nail look.
  1. Begin with clean nails and coat them with a clear basecoat.
  2. Take a solid purple polish and coat from the bottom half of your nail to the middle.
  3. Dip a Q-tip in nail polish remover and with windshield wiper motions, create a half moon of the purple polish.
  4. Take a solid brown polish and paint the nail starting from the edge of the purple half moons to the tips.
  5. Go back with a sparkly purple and with a careful hand apply it on top of the solid purple.
  6. Add a glittery gold on top of the solid brown polish.
  7. Use any color glitter striper and define the half moon.
  8. Let your nails dry, then apply a clear basecoat.
The solid nail polish colors help the nails to stand out and pop on your nails while the glitter gives the overall glam look. Let me know if you decide to try out this nail look in the comments below.
What's your favorite holiday nail look?

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Fashion 101: Winter Leg Wear

Winter Pants

This winter season it is all about what's on thhe bottom of your outfit. Of course printed pants aare still in, but metallic pants, leather pants, darker colors, and shimmer shorts are taking over. These pants looks call for simple statement tops look peplums and graphic tees. You can even play down on your shoes by wearing basic flats, tennis wedges and boots. Metallic pants scream glam and are perfect for everyday and casual holiday parties. Leather pants are a darker, edgier version of metallic pants and give off a biker chick vibe while still being chic and slenderizing. The shimmer shorts are definitely cold weather appropriate, all you need are some amazing printed tights are stockings with colo prints or designs that make your legs look fun and unique while still feeling super warm!
What pants look will you be trying this winter?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hair 101: 3 Looks 1 Week

I love a hairstyle that can be transformed all throughout the week! Sarah Hyland's soft bun, beachy waves, and messy ponytail all work together for a week full of switching up your hair look without a lot of difficulty. The bun helps to keep your hair out of your face while creating waves in your hair that will work for the next day and be put up into a ponytail later on. Keep on reading to learn how to recreate each hair look.
 This bun is so soft, pretty, and easy to create. It works for any occasion, all you need is a brush, a ponytail holder, and bobby pins. Brush your hair up into a loose ponytail at any position on your head and secure it with a ponytail holder. You can use the sock bun method or simply wrap your hair around the ponytail holder and secure with bobby pins.
After a day, or night, of rocking the bun your hair will be full of crinkles and waves. All you need is a wide tooth comb to untangle the hair and a curling iron to define some of the waves and curls. The look should stay simple and causal for a more simple and everyday look so you won't look overdone, but chic. it can definitely be however messy or put together aas you would like.

After wearing my hair down for a while I cannot wait to pull it right back up out of my face. The waves will start to fall and become messy after a while if you don't maintain them which definitely will not look good worn down, but looks flirty and fun when pulled into a high ponytail. You can even try out a causal updo since your hair has the ability to hold more.

Monday, December 10, 2012

DIY Nails: Simply Fall, Simply Plaid

It's not winter just yet so I am still rocking fall themed nails. I've noticed the popular nail polish trend of nudes, browns, and other dark shades so I had to try out for this week's mani. However, I can never stick to simple nail polish so I decided to try out a very simple plaid design accented with cheetah print on my ring finger nail. All I used to create this nail look is Schnapps Out Of It by O.P.I., a brown nail polish, a black nail striper, red nail polish, and a nail art brush.
  1. Begin with clean nails and coat them with a clear base coat.
  2. Add 1-2 coats of Schnapps Out Of It by O.P.I, or any other bright brown color to your nails.
  3. Take your second brown nail polish and stripe one line vertically or horizontally across each nail. Skip your ring finger if you want the accent nail!
  4. Take your black nail striper and create one vertical line next to the brown stripe as well as one stripe horizontally across the nail.
  5. Dip your nail brush into some red nail polish and add a red stripe horizontally or vertically across each nail.
  6. Create a cheetah print design on your ring finger by making jagged C-shapes with your black nail striper brush.
  7. Let your nails dry, then add a clear top coat on top of your nails.
This look is totally appropriate for the season! Plus you can switch up the stripe and color patterns to make the nail look all your own. Let me know in the comments below if you try out the nail look!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fashion 101: The Military Jacket


The military jacket is becoming a hit fashion trend and makes any look instantly more casual and chic. The military jacket is such a cool style and I love how you can easily place it over any outfit   and you can even accessorize it! The military jacket works into all types of wardrobes even if you're usually a girly girl, chic and trendy, edgy, or a complete boho chick. Keep on reading to see how celebs like Kate Bosworth, Cheryl Cole, and Alexa Chung style the military jacket.

Kate Bosworth
Kate Bosworth uses a military jacket to toughen up an extremely lace-y an girly look with the use of the jacket. Its loose fit and neutral green color allows you to wear the jacket with just about anything and feel comfty and causal at the same time.
Cheryl Cole
If you're not into the loose fit of the jacket, you still have the ability to belt it! A wider sized belt will cinch in your waist and balance out with the entire amount of jacket you have on. You may even have the success of finding a military jacket with a built in drawstring at the waist.

Alexa Chung

For the girls who like to make each piece in their wardrobe their own, you can definitely embellish and DIY your military jacket with a variety of fabrics, buttons, and glitter galore!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Fashion 101: The Baggy Pants Look

Skinny jeans have become such a staple in every one's wardrobe, so it's seems like time to try out something new to cover up your bottom half. Sweatpants and baggy pants have been seen on so many celebs lately as well as everyday girls. I am one to only wear more form fitting outfits, but this trend is something I may have to try out. I love how they look so comfy and casual, while still giving off an amazing urban, street style feel. Keep on reading to see how to work them into your wardrobe.
Rihanna knows you have to stay within a color scheme to make it look like a put together look and not like you just threw on sweatpants. Make the baggy pant look styled, but not over done by staying within the same color groups and not going too glam with your upper half. Try a casual look up top such as a fitted hoodie, a rocker tee, or even a cool jacket.
Don't forget about your proportions! You definitely do not want to look like a sack potato in a baggy pants look so try to keep with a fitted top or jacket. You can even try sticking with a loose top in your baggy pants stick more toward your legs than outward.
Will you be trying the baggy pants look?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Get The Look: Daytime Edge

Katy Perry Katy Perry attends the Yves Saint-Laurent Ready-To-Wear Fall/Winter 2012 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on March 5, 2012 in Paris, France.
Katy Perry
So many people are afraid of adding edge to their beauty looks for the day because they think it may be "too much", but trust me, it won't! All you need is the perfect balance of an everyday hairstyle, the righth amount of liner/mascara, and the right lip color. I especially love Katy Perry's edgy beauty look is a great day to night look because you can easily add on and take off to perfect the look for the occassion. All you need to recreate this look is a brush, a ponytail holder, and bobby pins for the hair and a bold or nude lipstick, mascara, liner, and darker toned eye shadows.
  1. Begin by brushing all your hair up into a high ponytail secured by a ponytail holder.
  2. Create any type of bun you would like. A topknot can be made by wrapping your hair tightly in circles and securing with bobby pins or a big ballerina bun by using the sock bun method.
  3. Now start with a clean face and apply any foundation and concealer if needed.
  4. Add a primer to your lids and a apply a highlight color right on your brow bone. Then apply a dark grey smokey color to your lower lids up into the crease. Be sure to blend!
  5. Apply black liner to your lashline and smudge lightly with an eyeliner brush or your fingers. Apply liner to your tightline and smudge a bit of the eyeshadow onto the bottom for a more nighttime look.
  6. Add a little drama to your brows by filling them in with a bit of eyeshadow. Brush your eyebrows afterwards so it won't be too harsh.
  7. Apply a primer to your lips and apply a nude color to keep the look daytime and swap the nude out for a bold color such as red for a night look.
Do not ever be afraid to try out an edgy beauty look for the day, yes it will stand out, but it will definitely be in a good week! Try making the look more you by adding or taking away any of the steps. Let me know in the comments below if you try out the look!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

OOTD: Blue Striped Bows

The fall and winter season always seems to make peoples wardrobes 50 shades darker, but not mine. I love adding color, graphics, and patterns to my look all year round no matter the season! For this outfit I decided to you all three of my favorite things, as you can see I used the color in my jeans and the patterns and graphic in my shirt. The blue pants work fot the season because they aren't extremely bright which gives a more understated look. The top also helps to tone down the top and give persoanlity, uniqueness to the look, and overall more fun! The black combat boots are just my go to pair of shoes, they always make me feel edgy and are comfty for my feet. I didn't add too many accesssories because I didn't want anything taking away from my clothes and I kept my hair in a high messy bun.
What are you wearing today? 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Why You Should Carry A Satchel Bag

Emmy Rossum
Satchel and cross body bags are my favorite types of bags to carry around. Satchel and cross body bags are so simple, don't take away from your outfit, and prevent me from bringing too many items that are so unnecessary. I am always throwing random things into my purse whether it's lipgloss, keychains, pens, pencils, makeup, and more lipgloss! A satchel or cross body bag is a definite essential for an on the go fashionista so keep on reading to find out why.
  •  A satchel or cross body bags makes you think twice before throwing just anything into your bag, no one wants to carry around a bulging bag.
  • Satchel and cross body bags not only hold your essentials, but they also will not weigh you down as other purses will since the bag is strapped across your body.
  • A cross body is most likely going to be adjustable so no matter how tall you are you can make the body proportion to your height.
  • School, work, and special occasions don't require too many extra items except for a couple make-up products, pens, and pencils so a satchel bag is perfect. 
  • A satchel or cross body bag works for day, night, and any occasions become they come in a wide variety of colors and styles. Plus some cross body bags can double as an oversized clutch!
What kind of bag are you carrying?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Trend Alert: Dark Reds and Oxblood

Deep reds and the latest color trend, oxblood, are this fall and winter. Deep reds and oxblood add a dark and dramatic pop of color to your look, but the colors can also be used as a neutral in your wardrobe. The colors represent the new color scheme of the season and allow you to step outside of the black, brown, and grey color rotation. Keep on reading to find out how to incorporate the colors in your everyday look.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton always gets it right when it comes to style! Kate is wearing an oxblood colored 2 piece. The color works for sophisticated and classy looks, plus it still looks nice when paired with black tights to keep your legs warm.
Irina Shayk
These oxblood colored leather pants are so chic and super slimming. Since the pants are in a leather style it already screams edge and the color helps to give it extra style cred compared to regular black leather pants. Also, I absolutely love that the color works perfectly with simple colors such as black and grey so that you don't have to think too much about what top to pair the pants with.
I am usually totally against wearing an outfit all in one color, but Fergie looks amazing in this all red look. The dark red leather pants fit her perfectly and her grey studded booties make a great contrast colors while adding height. The shirt works because of its change in texture and the help of the patterned throw over. All together this look is an A+ in my books. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

DIY Nails: O.P.I. Golden Eye

I have been searching everywhere for the perfect gold nail polish and I finally found it! I actually first saw the nail lacquer in new Skyfall O.P.I. nail collection ad in Seventeen Magazine! At first I was apprehensive about purchasing the Golden Eye nail polish because I wasn't sure if it would be opaque enough, but it is after about 2-3 coats of polish. I was originally looking for a golden nail polish  because the only one I have is a shatter polish and gold just seems like a glam color that would also be perfect for the holidays. Plus I have been on a glitter/shimmer nail polish craving the last few weeks. Keep on reading for tips to make the most of this golden nail lacquer.
  1. Begin with clean, shaped nails and apply a clear base coat.
  2. Take the gold polish and make one stroke starting in the center of the nail and go upward. Use the rest of the polish on the brush to complete the bottom half of the nail.
  3. Finish the nail by polishing the right and left half starting from the center like in step 2.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each nail. Add a second coat to make the polish more opaque.
  5. Add a third coat if necessary and apply a clear top coat to seal the polish.
The only thing to beware of is the glitter portions of the nail polish falling into your nail bed instead of spreading across the nails, but it is not a big deal once you get the hang of the application. Let me know in the comments belo if you will be trying out the Golden Eye nail polish color for the holidays.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Get The Look: Natural Shimmer

Zendaya Coleman Actress Zendaya Coleman arrives at Teen Vogue's 10th Anniversary young Hollywood party on September 27, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.
Zendaya is definitely turning into my style crush! She knows how to make it edgy, turn it glam, and keep it nice and classy in each of her looks. Not only do I like her style, I also really love her gorgeous make-up looks, they are always subtle and look perfect for a teen. The look above is so pretty and can easily be achieved with a neutral eyeshadow palette, foundation, mascara and liner, and a nude lip gloss.  You can even recreate the hair by grabbing a brush or comb and a ponytail holder.
  1. Begin with clean skin and apply foundation and concealer as necessary.
  2. Prime your lids with a primer and apply silver/shimmer shadow to your lower lid.
  3. Apply a dark brown shadow to your crease. Be sure to blend well.
  4. Add a lighter eyeshadow color (besides white) to your brow bone as a highlight.
  5. Line your lower lash line with black liner and apply 2-3 coats of mascara
  6. Add a rosy blush to the apple of your cheeks and fill in your brows if needed.
  7. Apply a nude lipstick or gloss to complete the look.
  8. For the hair, tease the top of your hair for volume then pull it into a ponytail at the nape of your neck.
This make-up look is perfect for the holidays, but will also work as an everyday look just by taking away the extra shimmer. You can even make it more of your own by trying it out with different lip colors! Let me know in the comments below if you'll be trying out the look.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Work Out The Holidays

The holidays are coming so fast this year, Thanksgiving was yesterday here in the U.S.! The holidays are so much fun whether your favorite part is the gifts, family, or decorating, but there are some downsides. Food and laziness hits during the holidays, you may eat 3 serving sizes worth of food and go straight to sleep afterwards which is not good if you want to maintain good health throughout the holiday season. Below are some tips on how to stay fit during this holiday season, but remember to still enjoy yourself and not over think every little second of your day. 
  1. Eat for your appetite! Don't overindulge and don't hold back when fixing your plate or snacking during the holidays. If the food is just that good have a taste, but not a full plate unless your truly hungry for it.
  2. Take a walk! After dinner try asking your family to go on a walk together. It's safe, fun, and great exercise that also allow family time. Plus, you can even turn it into a tradition!
  3. Bust out your magazines! I am definitely not a workout trainer so I can't tell you what workout moves to do to get flat abs, but I do know that just about every magazine has a workout section. Pull out the workout sections or find some online to help you get or stay in shape.
  4. Dress appropriately! Since it's getting colder outside shorts and a sports bra will not do if your going outside to workout. Keep your body temperature safe by throwing on a workout suit and if it's really cold throw on some mittens and a beanie.
  5. Move around! As long as you stay active and don't treat your daily routine any different during the holidays you should be fine! Keep your body moving and don't do too much consecutive eating and sleeping.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Trend Alert: Beanie Movement

I don't know if it's just me, but I have seen many people wearing beanies in all different styles, colors, and from various brands. I've never thought of a beanie being a very feminine accessory, but after seeing how different girls style their hair ad outfits I am absolutely in love with them. Many beanies have a little extra fabric in the top so it dangles a bit in the back, or so you can wear it straight up. What's really great are that beanies are a unisex item and are practical since you are keeping your head warm. Not only that, but beanies are such a nice DIY project, you can make your own or buy little embellishments like studs to make it your own. Down below Rita Ora, Nicole Richie, and Rihanna are all incorporating a beanie into their style and making it their own.
Rita Ora
Nicole Richie
Rihanna Hats