Want to add a “little pop” or dimension to your Eyeshadow…try this technique.
This Fall Gear Up on These Military Inspired Pieces
The Utilitarian Look, at times, gets a bad rap. Perhaps it’s due to the cumbersome structure of some of the pieces that has most looking far from feminine. But your in luck this fall, since the fall gear is everything we hoped it would be. From the Twill panel trench coats to the gorgeous suede capes. This year, Military has been taken to a whole new level and I’m glad to see its come back. Click through some inspiration for you to grab to add to your fall collection. Enjoy!
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Keep it Casual with these Thanksgiving Outfits
Perhaps, the thoughts regarding “what to pack” or wear for Thanksgiving this year may be quite premature given that Halloween has just past. However, as we all know, the major problem with time is that we never seem to have enough. So this year, I decided to get a jump start on Thanksgiving to make the Holidays a little easier and less stressful.
For my family and I, our Thanksgiving attire is pretty laid back. Not sweatpants laid-back, but stilettos or anything uber tight can be left for New Years. This is why I created this casual outfit that’s sophisticated enough for the family without appearing sloppy. Below you can find where to shop for the completed look. I also provided additional items that are similar to mix and match. Enjoy!
Click at the bottom to continue exploring each item of the outfit.
Halloween Party Decorating Tips
Hosting a Halloween Party is not only easy but actually a lot of fun.
It’s one party, where a little ingenuity and a ton of creativity can come in handy.
However, for those who are looking for additional inspiration, I provided a couple steps to help your event be SPOOKTACULAR. Enjoy!
Fashion’s, Best Deals and Investments this Month
My most recent high/low list on beauty turned out to have quite a positive review, that recreating it with fashion, made the most sense. However with fashion, I’m a little methodical with my purchases, especially in those that I consider their quality outshines their value, as in my unhealthy love affair with J Brand Jeans. Yes, they cost a mint, but my petite frame has trouble finding jeans that actually fit. So, when it comes to things I truly have a strong affection towards, my choices are directed towards the make or characteristics of the material, the production, as well as the design; not the price. And if you really think about it, you may be saving money with the inexpensive one, however, if it wears or breaks soon after you purchase it, you will only be spending more to replace it. But this doesn’t mean that high-priced items translates to worthiness. No, in fact, with a little digging and/or reviewing, you can find the best happy-medium.
Below, I designed three of my favorite items for this season. When compared side by side, you have the ability to discern what works best for you and especially where you want to invest or save. Enjoy!
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Beauty Report: The High/Low List
The age old adage, “You Get What You Pay For,” is something that I often hear people say. However, is it really true? Are we savvy consumers able to find similar items with the same quality? We all wish we could afford the La Mer Face Cream for $310.00 but sometimes our budgets don’t allow this behavior. But on the flip side, does our economical shopping sprees at drug stores actually add up to this amount. The discussion on whether buying the La Mer versus Nutrogena shouldn’t be about the price but rather the value of the cream. In other words, what benefits does the pricer items provide that the rather inexpensive ones are not able to offer. That’s what the adage really entails. My solution, especially on a budget, is that you need a mix of both. In order to get the best bang for your buck, you need to combine high-quality, value-worthy items with the drug-store brands to have the finest results.
Below I provided solutions on both ends of the spectrum. You can pick and choose which ones fit your needs as well as what you can afford. Tailoring your shopping cart to your essentials will have the greatest effect in the long run. Enjoy!
The High/Low List: Face Cream
With the nutrient-rich sea broth provided by Kelp, the “Miracle Broth” AKA La Mer Face Cream promises to bring life back into your dulling skin. Yes, it will set you back $310.00 for a 2 oz jar, however, the abundance of happy reviews as well as the numerous awards this product owns, lets you know it’s high-quality and works. If you want to start with the right products for your skin regimen, this is one product you should put on your wish list.
However, for a fraction of the cost, KIEHL’S Moisturizing Face Cream, promises to do the same, especially for dry skin. This brand is never one to disappoint and uses quality ingredients as well, such as glycoproteins to lock in moisture and smooth the skin. It boasts a healthy review of over 650 happy customers, alone, on its site.
The High/Low List: Mascara
Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara-Colorless ($70.00) / Elf 3-in-1 Mascara ($5.48)
We want our mascara to create longer and thicker lashes. Make those beauties pop, please. However, when it comes to coating the lower lashes, most brands fall pretty short. For me, the wands are designed for the upper lashes, but way too cumbersome for the lowers. This is why, Elf 3-in-1 Mascara shines above most high-end mascaras. It’s rounded edge easily covers the lowers, while the uppers are lengthened by the rest of the wand. Here’s one area, where you can save on your beauty supplies.
The High/Low List: Nails
With both products looking identical in structure and promising similar long wear/no chip duration, it would be hard to cough up 12.00 more for the exclusive brand of Burberrys. However, I should add that nail polish is one area where I tend to save my pennies, so this may be why I would go for the later. If you have tried Burberry’s, what’s your thoughts?
The High/Low List: Contouring
Here’s my 2-cents on contouring pallets, which stems from my history of oil-painting. If you are going to try this technique, the most effective and natural looks are from multi skin-tone pallets, not just a bronzer and/or highlighter. The second one from 1PC City Color Contour may be a great buy at $6.99, but powder based application with only three tones, when compared to Anastasia’s kit of six, falls quite short.