Month: May 2013

Maxi Dresses

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My best friends visited me this memorial day weekend! I took them to them to this beautiful park. We love doing outdoorsy things, and we also LOVE getting dressed up– so this park was perfect for us! It had beautiful mini bridges and plenty of benches of us to sit and relax. The weather was perfect, and the trees were sky tall, blocking the hot Georgia sun.

My Maxi Dress is from Urban Outfitters. I LOVE IT! I have worn it several times since purchasing it. It’s extremely light and still very opaque. The little splash of neon makes it a fun dress for day OR night! I bought it for $25-$30 on sale this past OCTOBER!

LOVE!

Park Picnic!

I absolutely love picnics! They’re my favorite part of the spring and summer season.  I just went on one yesterday– the weather was in the high 70’s, a little windy, great company & not to crowded. I couldn’t have been any happier. We enjoyed drunken goat & manchego cheese, a baguette, curried chicken salad, & tiramisu!

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All of the treats were from Alon’s!  The tiramisu was perfect: light, not to sweet, and an awesome mixture of flavors.

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Wedges: NineWest. White jeans: Urban Outfitters. Top: H&M. Necklace: Forever21. Hat: Forever21. Sunglasses: Coach.

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I hope all of you get a chance to enjoy the great weather. Also, Happy Memorial Day!

LOVE.

OOTD: First Day of Work!

Hello,

I just started my summer internship at an Entertainment Law practice! The practice has represented entertainment like: Jagged Edge, Arrested Development, Cabbage Patch Kids, The Black Crows, & many more! It’s exciting to be learning about such an “entertaining” field!  I would absolutely love to negotiate contracts, on behalf of, people pursing the arts. I think that creativity is the key to any thriving & successful society, and being able to participate in protecting it –is a privilege.

The OUTFIT:

My boss emailed told me to dress on the casual side –so I went for business casual. It was the perfect idea. I straightened my hair & parted it down the middle. I really wanted a clean-cut, but feminine look.

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Blouse: Forever21 (I think –$20- purchased in March, 2013)

Skirt: H&M (I think $20?- purchased in 2012)

Belt: Forever21 ($4)

Shoes: Ninewest (featured before)

Bag: Aldo ($25-$30. 2012)

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 I’m off to start my first day—- Bye!

Sedu Curling Wand Review!

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I LOVE my Sedu 1inch curling wand. LOVE, LOVE & LOVE. Here is a extremely quick pros and cons list.

PROS

  1. Heats up fast (like within 20 -30 secs!)
  2. Heat is maintained throughout the process
  3. Automatic timer (this is great for people like me, it automatically shuts off after a while)
  4. I have had for a year and half and it’s working PERFECTLY!
  5. I get long lasting curls

CONS

  1. Expensive. I bought mine from Folica.com for $120!
  2. I wish it came with a storage bag or something
  3. You can get burned (but this is a risk you run with all hot tools near your skin)

INNOVATION

There is only one way to really use it: wrap your hair around the wand. Through helpful youtube tutorials, and some of my own personal experiments, here is another technique for getting REALLY bouncy curls, as opposed to, just waves. You can: hold your hair after you release it from the wand OR you can clip the curl like the girl in this video:

Here, Mimi is using double prong clips, which you can buy here!

I love the clip technique: It really makes my curls hold, and I BARELY need to use hairspray! Through my personal experience, the hold technique, gives me longer lasting waves that are tad more defined.

SEDU: THE BRAND

I love Sedu! I have tried the Chi one inch curler (not the wand, but the traditional clip curler–which I, also, used as a wand) and the results were initially similar but the hold was NOT. The Chi curler was a $120 and stopped working after 1 year and 10 months! Total disappointment!

I own a Sedu straightener, which I bought around the time as the Chi Curling Rod, and the straightener is still working like new! I use it everyday or every other day. It has yet to show signs of distress or ailment, and I’m convinced that it will continue to work for at least another year or two! The fact that the straightener has been so awesome, alludes, to the fact, the Sedu Curling wand will probably be just as great.

Comment below if you love the SEDU or have tried other brands you’re completely in love with!

LOVE.

Concealer Compare Showdown: Bobbi Brown Vs. MAC Longwear!

Concealer Compare Showdown: Bobbi Brown Vs. MAC Longwear!

Concealer Compare!

On one side I’m wearing Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer in Honey & on the other side I am wearing MAC’s Longwear Concealer in NC42! They are almost identical on me when I put them on! I put them to the test by wearing them both for over 8 hours and here were my results—

CONCEALER COMPARE SHOWDOWN WINNER: MAC LONGWEAR

PROS of the MAC Longwear Concealer Line:
1. It truly lasts the entire night or the entire school day.
2. The coverage is thicker, which is great for people like me who have extremely dark under eyes
3. The little bottle in my hand has lasted me 3 months thus far and only cost me $18!

Cons: I want some control over how much concealer is dispensed from the product. I feel like I have to press it INCREDIBLY lightly to get a small amount and if I press it normally, then way too much concealer gets dispensed (read: wasted).

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer LOSES.
Summary: A year prior to the showdown, I had been wearing Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer for the past 7 years! Luckily, I was willing to try something else a year ago, and THANK GOD I did! I realized that Bobbi Brown’s concealer was extremely quick to bunch up under my eye. It would often leave me with thick concealer line streaks under my eye. Also, by the end of the school day or night out with friends, it was like I had never even applied any concealer. I used the little swatch of concealer in about 3 months, and it costs $22!

Bye!

Casual Men’s Outfit Of The Day

My muse has finally arrived. One of my friend’s, best friends, has finally arrived to my city! I honestly have been counting down his arrival, since I’ve been dying to regularly post Men’s outfit of the day!

This guy could seriously be a male model, but, instead, he chose to attend law school. He is one of the best dressed guys I know, and puts very little effort in his outfits. I guess he is one of those guys that has a good sense of style, and knows what fits his body type. We went to Starbucks today and here is what he wore (also it took him about ten mins to shower & get ready this morning–so he instinctually has good taste!)

ImageYou can see his whole outfit from here. He is wearing a Shirt from J.Crew, Jeans from H&M, Toy Watch,  & Sperry’s.

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Sperry’s & the Bottom of the Jeans

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Close up of his watch

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He does an excellent job pulling off the tortoise glasses.

Anyways, this is a SUPER simple outfit. Make sure the pieces fit you well & aren’t TOO baggy. Keep one or two of the buttons undone (and do some light manscaping) –you’ll be good to go! Best of luck!

Hiatus: ENDING SOON

I promise –starting Saturday I will be posting regularly. Life has been hectic.

But when I’m FINALLY back here are some posts to look forward to:

  1. Women’s OUTFIT OF THE DAYS
  2. Men’s OUTFIT OF THE DAY
  3. Concealer Compare Showdown: Mac V. Bobbi Brown
  4. Curling for amateurs 
  5. Best Curlers (because I own a million)
  6. Best Straighteners (I have OWNED  a million)
  7. Pucker up: worst and best lipsticks
  8. Nail-ed it: Best and Worst Nail polishes 
  9. Stay Skinny (Smoothies + Fitness)
  10. The Indulgence Post: Where I show you what I’m eating. (YUM)
  11. MY MUSIC MANTRA 

Also, these titles are a product of my creativity, my own independent creation –so if you’re going to blatantly copy them –then just add a link with my some of my work!