Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hair 101: Summer Hair Color

Lauren Conrad
The easiest way to play with dramatic hair color is by playing with the tips of the hair. The ends of the hair can easily be trimmed off at the end of the summer or just washed off depending on the type of hair dye. Try using hair chalk on the first try to figure out the perfect color!
Justine Skye
An all over hair tint gives the perfect subtly of dramatic color. A dark shade of purple, like Justine Skye's, isn't utterly dramatic but still gives a punch of edge.  
For the wild and crazy nights of summer, rainbow hair is perfect! Kesha keeps the sophistication and "normalcy" by keeping the rest of the hair in a cool manner. 

What is your dream hair color?

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fashion 101: My Favorite Cannes 2014 Looks

Sonam Kapoor
Freida Pinto
Blake Lively
My top three favorite looks at Cannes 2014 had to be the gowns of Blake Lively, Freida Pinto, and Sonam Kapoor. Each of their looks were elegant, chic, and subtly sexy. The three lovely ladies each paired their looks sleek hair with Sonam adding luscious waves. Each of the ladies keep the accessories minimal allowing their gowns to speak for their fabulous selves.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Beauty 101: My Summer Skincare Staples

Summer Skincare Products

  1. For the past 5-6 weeks, I have been using the Clinique Acne Solutions products. These products have done wonders with controlling my occasional breakouts and oiliness of my skin. This product is especially useful for the summer heat which causes me to sweat even more by removing the excess oils and bacteria.
  2. A self-controlled exfoliator is a great product for anyone with oily skin, dark spots, or just feels like their skin needs some rejuvenation. With an exfoliating pad or brush, you can more easily control the harshness of the brush which can be a big factor for people with sensitive skin. During the high temps, skin can get clogged with oil and an exfoliator can clean up all those pores!
  3. A nice moisturizer is needed all year long to keep skin protected from the sun with built in sunscreen and hydrated. I like to use Neutrogena Visibly Even, both the everyday moisturizer and BB Cream when I want some coverage, to keep my skin looking fresh with a little glow. 
  4. I have recently (recently as of yesterday) purchased African Black Soap in order to control the slight breakouts I have noticed appearing of my shoulders. Multiple reviews state that the black soap will help control and rid of the acne with the use of natural ingredients that will control my skin's oiliness and the pre-existing problem spots. 
What are your summer skincare staples? 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Fashion 101: Always Dressed to Impress

Singers Taylor Swift and Lorde out shopping at Free People in Brentwood before finishing up at Rag & Bone in West Hollywood, California on February 23, 2014.
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is the queen of rocking an effortlessly chic and simple dress look. A printed dress is a staple piece for any wardrobe because it can stand out on its own. Taylor pairs her wardrobe staple with a red belt that cinches in her waist, sunglasses, and a small leather bag. For the days that there is not a lot of time to get dress, this wardrobe staple is a quick and easy must!
Zendaya Coleman Clothes
We all have those days that are jam-packed with special events for work, school, parties, and more. However, some of those days we just do not feel like putting a lot of effort into our look. That's why a nice formal dress, such as Zendaya's elegant, white t-shirt dress, is perfect for those occasions. Dresses in white, dresses with collars, and dreses that hit slightly above or at the knee are usually perfect for any formal event. It's all up to the fashionista on how to dress up the look with a gorgeous beauty look, powerful heels, or some fierce jewelry.
Shay Mitchell Clothes
Shay Mitchell
Every girl needs one jaw-dropping dress made for a fun date or a night out. Shay Mitchell rocks this crop top and pencil skirt set with metallic heels, a glittery clutch, and minimal accessories. This look can be recreated with any body con dress, crop-top and pencil skirt set, or any outfit combo that makes you look and feel great at any moment. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Style 101: An Ode to Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn 

audrey hepburn
audrey hepburn
Happy Birthday to the simply, effortless Audrey Hepburn! Audrey's style was always classy and chic whether she was dressed or dressed down. Above are some of my favorite casual Audrey Hepburn looks that are still influencing everyday fashion. 

What are your favorite Audrey Hepburn looks?