Saturday, June 28, 2014

Beauty 101: Summer Nail Polish Colors

Summer Nail Polish Colors

Summer nails are all about fun designs and color! Whether a girly look is desired or an edgy look, any style can be achieved.

  1. Blues and purples work for all seasons and style depending on the shade. Purple is the color of royalty and looks great on a variety of skin tones. Bluer shades are youthful and peaceful and, like purple, work with various skin tones.
  2. Pinks and reds are very classic summer colors. These colors look great with a more girly look, especially when paired with glitter and sparkly polishes. Pinks are great for an everyday look while red is even more perfect for a more classic and classy look. 
  3. Nudes, white, and sparkly polishes are perfect for a simple manicure. These colors look amazing for a more formal look or a very clean nail look. 
What are your favorite summer nail polish colors?

Sunday, June 22, 2014

OOTD: Printed Coolness, Casual Chicness

 I can't believe I finally found the perfect pair of printed jogger pants! These jogger pants are the most comfortable bottoms I have ever worn that make me look and feel great. I paired my new jogger pants with a tucked in simple black tank, black cork wedges, and my favorite key necklace. I also added my free spirit bracelet, signature owl watch, and a couple small rings. This look screams causal sophistication making it a nice summer day and night, look. Also, my hair is twisted into Senegalese twists while my make-up is kept minimal to add a cool, effortless vibe.

Jogger Pants - Marshall's, $12.00
Wedges - Target
Tank Top - Walmart
Key Necklace - JLANI Jewels

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hair 101: 3 Easy, Breezy Summer Hairstyles

Amandla Steinberg
For a chic and easy updo for both fun in the sun and more formal events, slick your hair up into a braided bun. Brush hair up into a high ponytail, then braid the hair in the ponytail. After braiding the hair, wrap it around into a bun and secure it with bobby pins.
Tika Sumpter
Milkmaid braids are always a fun style to rock whether you use all your hair or just the front. In order to start the milkmaid braid, braid two sections of hair on both sides of your hair then cross them over. If your not using all your hair, just pull the back into bun or ponytail.
China Anne McClain
If your not scared of scissors, use summer to experiment with hair lengths and colors. Trying out a short cut for summer is perfect because it keeps the extra length off while keeping you cool!
What is your go to summer hairstyle?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

What I've Been Loving: Beauty Edition

What I've Been Loving: Beauty Edition

During the past few weeks, the beauty products above have helped to clear up my skin and fade my acne scars. The Clinique Acne Solutions is an easy three step system that cleans and improves my skin while not drying it out. I always use an exfoliating pad along with the cleansing foam from the Acne Solutions system in order to get out any make-up, dirt, and oils from my pores. The exfoliating pad also helps to fade my dark spots by allowing my skin to regenerate more quickly. The clarifying lotion helps to get rid of acne bumps such as pimples on my skin while the all-over clearing treatments helps to pinpoint entire problem areas. The best thing about the three-system is that each product can be used individually. To finish off with my favorite skincare products, I love to use Neutrogena's Visibly Even Moisturizer. This moisturizer helps to fade dark spots and utilizes SPF to keep skin protected. I use this product every morning and after weeks of using the products, I have noticed improvement in my complexion, in both brightness and the amount of dark spots.

What products have you been loving? 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Style 101: The Crop Top Set

Lucy Hale
Cher Lloyd
Zoe Saldana
I'm sure everyone knows about the midriff baring crop top these days, but what's even newer is the crop top set. A crop top set is a crop top with a matching skirt, shorts, or pants. This new look has be seen on the red carpet to everyday street style, from Beyonce to Zoe Saldana. A crop top set also helps to dictate just how much midriff needs to be shown depending upon how high the bottoms are pulled up. The crop top set can be dressed up or dressed down, all by the power of the set's styling, print, fabric, and more. Pick up some tips on how to rock a crop top set with the photos above.

How do you wear a crop top set?