Sunday, September 7, 2014

Disney Princesses Redux

Disney Princesses have never been so bad. Emmanuel Viola, an Italian illustrator and digital artist turned the prim and proper Disney princesses of yesteryear into total modern day rebels with piercings and tattoos to boot. No need to come charging on your white steed, Prince Charming! these ladies are certainly no damsels in distress.
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Flattering Lipstick

 
This lipstick shade from Revlon is so pretty on dark skin women, yes? it would be great for everyday use.
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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mango Fall 2014 Lookbook

The fall collection for MANGO is stippled with chunky-knit sweaters, denims and plaids with colors ranging from greens, burgundies, royal blues and greys. I love that hooded leather jacket, don't you?
 
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What's Your Beauty Routine?

My nighttime beauty regimen has been the same for as long as I can remember. I began using eye cream in my early twenties because I figured the best way to avoid wrinkles is to reduce its appearance at an early age. My early prevention method seems to have worked so far because I'm in my late twenties and there are no wrinkles in sight. I know I'm speaking a bit prematurely but as the age-old adage goes "black don't crack."

Since we are about to transition from summer to fall, the shift in weather is going to take a major toll on my skin. I'm bracing myself for dry, flaky skin, dark patches, the works. I'm thinking about adding a new moisturizer to my current skin care regimen. I've being using Olay Regenerist as a night cream but it's a little heavy for daily morning use. I need something lightweight and uber moisturizing. I'm thinking this one or this one from Kiehl's. What's your daily beauty routine? weigh in!

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Shhh...Happy Birthday Grandma!

So, my family and I are heading to Florida next week Thursday for my Grandmother's 86th birthday bash! It's supposed to be a surprise but despite our best efforts to hide the upcoming celebration, I know she has already put-two-and-two together, she's just astutely aware of everything that one. I love you Grandma! and I can't wait to celebrate you.

I definitely need some shades to shield my extremely sensitive eyes from the hot Florida sun. Although, it's completely out of my price range for right now, I'm really liking this Oakley aviator from Sunglass Hut.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Rings Galore

Lately, every woman I've seen has had their fingers adorned, right to the tip, with delicate golden rings of all shapes and sizes. I bought some affordable pieces from Forever21, but  I find that more than three rings on one hand is a bit too much for my liking. If you're really serious about this trend, you might want to invest in a few pricier selections from Swarovski.
 
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Winged Eyeliner

I hardly ever wear eyeliner but for the past few months, I've been experimenting with various winged eyeliner looks for nights out on the town. Needless to say as an amateur, I've had more failures than successes. Thankfully, I've been binge-watching tons of YouTube makeup tutorials, so I can finally draw a defined line. I no longer look like a toddler doodled on my face. 
 
This gel eyeliner from Benefit Cosmetics is a great option for beginners because it won't smudge. If you want a less intense liner, I recommend this eyeliner pencil from Nars Cosmetics.
 
Check out this adorable youtuber's "9 different eyeliner looks" tutorial.
 
 
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Ready To Transition

Can you believe it's already September? I might be ruffling a few feathers when I say this but I'm not sad to see summer go, I'm thrilled actually. Good riddance to sweltering, sticky-and-icky nights and tossing and turning in your own sweat - and hello to crisper air and cooler Fall nights. Do I need to mention, once again, that Fall is my favorite season? These sweaters are perfect for your Fall attire. I like this one from Kate Spade and this shawl cardigan from American Apparel is perfect for a cozy night in on the couch.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

What Staph Likes (Feeling: Anxious)

Why do we yawn? and it's not because we're not getting enough oxygen, as previously reported.

How to make English Jacket Potatoes, I made a few the other day and they turned out amazingly!

Surprising way to keep avocados fresh.

Secrets to a happy marriage. Such wonderful advice, Joanna!

City Hall weddings!

Botanical portraits at Vogue.

How to be polite.

Inexpensive Fall accessories at Forever21 and MANGO. There are also some great choices at Baublebar. You can even personalize your own necklace!

I tried to make chocolate pot de crème yesterday and for some reason it refused to set, which is a shame because the batch was delectable. I suspect I used too much chocolate. Perhaps, you will have much better results than I did with this yummy recipe from the Foodnetwork!

Alex is in desperate need of a new headphone and his primary choice is the ever-popular Beats by Dr. Dre, off course. I will purchase them for him eventually, but in the meantime I found him a great and might I add, cheaper alternative at Amazon.

I really, really want the MacBook Pro, like now! and a gold watch. My birthday is coming up in October, so fingers and toes crossed :)
 
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pencil Skirt Envy

Every woman should invest in a pencil skirt, it's one of those wardrobe staples that flatters every body type. There's something so classy and effortlessly chic about them, yes? They instantly whittle your waistline and give you the allure of an hourglass figure - which I love.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Brunch at Sweet Chick

Yves and I ventured to Sweet Chick this afternoon to try their famous chicken & waffles and the dish did not disappoint. The waffles were crisp and airy, and the chicken was juicy, perfectly seasoned and oh-so crunchy. I think it may very well had been the best chicken & waffles dish I've ever had. The capstone of the meal were the trio of flavored butters that accompanied the dish, which I believe were raspberry, herb and candied lemon. Unfortunately, they don't offer their bacon & cheddar waffles for brunch, I definitely will have to try it next time.
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