Sunday, October 31, 2010

Fall Smokey Eye!

The weather is getting cooler & the leaves are transforming into vibrant, beautiful colors! Fall is by far my favorite season of them all!



This look was inspired by a crisp fall day.





Perfect smokey eye for when you need your make up to take you into the night!








Face:
concealer by mac
studio fix liquid foundation by mac
mineralized skin finish by mac
band of roses blush by mac
contour with darker shade than skintone
highlight with any pearly matte color


Eyes:

lid pearl shimmer color
crease soft brown
outer v plum color
browbone pearl matte or shimmer
(I used the beauty encycolpedia by elf the neutrals edition)

Lips:
Nude lip liner
Nude lip gloss
(I used the beauty encyclopedia by elf the lip edition)

Here's a peak of my eyes today for Halloween!!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

THE URBAN TURBAN!



Miuccia Prada started a very wicked trend with the turban in 2007!



This can be pulled off as very stylish and chic for fashionistas that enjoy taking risks and standing out! Ashley Olsen shows an alternative to wearing the full turban... a "turband" mix between a turban and a headband! (much safer & much more simple however still very dapper)


Blending in is so boring, you continually have to have "that little something" about you that can set you a part from "the norm"




Celebs captured sporting this look!

Beyonce Knowles




Kate Moss


SJP


 
Olsen Twin


It's all about putting your look together so well that it actually looks effortless!



Sikhs wear turbans because that is how they crown themselves as the Singhs and Kaurs who sit on the throne of commitment to their own higher consciousness. For men and women alike, this projective identity conveys royalty, grace, and uniqueness. It is a signal to others that they live in the image of Infinity and are dedicated to serving all. The turban doesn't represent anything except complete commitment. When they choose to stand out by tying their turban, they stand fearlessly as one single person standing out from six billion people!



"I am never afraid of what I know"

Sunday, October 17, 2010

EXCLUSIVE PICS FROM THE SET OF THE GAME!



Derwin being silly as usual :) & Girl Melanie looking absolutely gorgeous!


Atlanta street closed off for production!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

THE GAME!



The Game is one of my favorite shows in the entire world! I love this show! My bff kept telling me that she knew I'd love it so I gave it a shot.. At the time it wasn't on television anymore so I watched a couple of episodes of it on youtube. Then, BET picked it up, & I was HOOKED!

I can watch repeat after repeat after repeat of this show! Yes, it's that good! Everyone that watches The Game is a loyal fan & misses it a great deal.

Okay, for those of you who never watched the show before or never heard of it this news wouldn't be so big to you, but for all my Game lovers........ {drum roll please}............ THE GAME IS BACK! There has been a buzz for a really long time that BET picked it up, but they were only showing repeats so everyone thought that it was a rumor... It's official now! They began filming already! The season premiere is on 1/1/11 SO MARK YOUR CALENDERS! (don't worry... same cast, same writers! same game!!)

The entire cast is extremely humbled that the fans brought their show back! Tia Mowrey (Melanie Barnett aka "Girl Melanie") & Hosea Chanches (Malik Wright aka "Mr. 40 million dollars)even gave us a couple of sneak peaks!

This season is being filmed in ATL instead of San Diego!

Girl Melanie twitpic'd these shoes that she was wearing on set!


Malik showing us his natural beauty. The caption he posted with this pic was "makeup free and tired as a slave" haha!


Yes!!! Girl Melanie has her long hair back! (whew)


Looks like the fashion is gonna be something serious this season! (aaahh i cant wait!)


Malik must've gotten into a fight! (but with who?!) & I wonder if Stacy Dash is gonna be back or if Jason & Kelly get back together...


You know it wouldn't be right if we didn't get a lil sneak peek of Mr. Derwin Davis! (& if Jason & Stacy are together he better still be cheap!)


Here is a brief synopsis of the show:
As the series premieres, Melanie Barnett (Tia Mowry) is a first-year medical school student who has given up an offer of admission to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore (widely regarded as one of the two best medical schools in the country) to follow her boyfriend Derwin Davis (Pooch Hall), a professional football player, to San Diego, against the advice of her parents. Derwin Davis is a first-year rookie with a fictional team called the "San Diego Sabers". As Melanie settles into her new life, she meets Tasha Mack (Wendy Raquel Robinson), the mother of Sabers' starting quarterback Malik Wright (Hosea Chanchez), and Kelly Pitts (Brittany Daniel), the wife of Sabers' captain Jason Pitts (Coby Bell). As she learns to balance her new roles as both med student and the partner of a professional football player, Tasha and Kelly immediately warn her to keep a close eye on her boyfriend because of the numerous "gold diggers" who approach the professional football players.

Much more excitememnt has evolved since the beginning, you'll have to tune in for the real drama!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Coco & Breezy!

According to The Vision Council, over 94 million pairs of sunglasses were purchased in the last year making them one of the most popular accessories.


Coco & Breezy are 20 year old twin sisters that are on a mission! They have transformed the eye wear game & I'm loving every second of it!


They are originally from Minnesota but after visiting some friends in NY, fell in love! They took a risk by selling their cars, quitting their jobs, & moving here to the big apple in order to follow their dream! They boldly & fearlessly infused Punk Rock & Futuristic qualities together & got what I like to call fierceness!


The intensity these glasses bring to your look is phenomenal! Browsing through their 2020 Collection I was falling in love over & over again! Not to mention their superb pricing, making their designs attainable for all!


Ashanti was the first noted celebrity seen rocking a pair of their shades & the list of celebs after is only getting longer & longer.




Their handmade eye wear has caught the attention of fashion savvy starlets such as Nicki Minaj, Amber Rose, Rhianna, Ciara, & Kelly Rowland.. just to name a few!


Such a wonderful success story! I am looking forward to seeing their growth & expanding creativity in the fashion industry's years to come! Good luck girls, YOU ROCK!





"With sunglasses on I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat & 60"




Thursday, October 7, 2010

2010 Fall Trends: The Boyfriend Jacket!



Every reputable trend is bound to come back. The boyfriend jacket originated some time in the 1980's & now it has returned!

There are two important factors to wearing this look. a)making sure that the jacket is over-sized & b)making sure that the sleeves are rolled up.

The boyfriend trend (whether it's jeans, jackets, or his dress shirt) is all about wearing clothes that look a size too big for you. Not too baggy, just about one size too big. By rolling up the sleeves it implies that they are too long for your arms. (hence the name "boyfriend") this also gives it a much more feminine feel.

The boyfriend trend expanded in 2009 when actress Katie Holmes was spotted in public wearing Tom Cruise's slouchy jeans after a Broadway rehearsal!

Here are my top pics for this fashion craze, take note & enjoy!









This is such a fun & funky trend, you can get away with wearing it with next to anything from a cocktail dress to a pair of leggings!

X♥X♥ BEAUTlFULL...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Do's & Don'ts: Animal Print!



Animal print can be very tricky. Here's why I say it can be tricky.. You can look very seductive and sexy in a leopard print dress, but carry yourself the wrong way or add too many unnecessary accessories and bam you just went from sexy to sleazy! Yes! Animal print can make you look very cheap as well. So please be careful! Here are a few essential tips you must remember if you dare to wear this risky yet fashionable trend.


DON'T over do it! You don't want to become the animal! You want your look to be tasteful not tacky. Zebra jacket & skirt, come on.


DO wear animal print scarves! Nothing says, "bold & daring" like an animal print scarf!


DO pair with black or brown for a safe classic look.


DON'T EVER, EVER wear neon animal print, please!


DO dress up your solids with an animal print accessory!


Always remember, don't be afraid to take risks. This animal print guideline is not set in stone! Go ahead, break the rules! {if you dare} hahaha!



XO

Saturday, October 2, 2010

CELEB THINSPO + THE KEY TO LOSING WEIGHT!

My favorite kind of thinspo is defiantly before and after pics!



Celebrities make it look sooo easy going from size 14 to size 4 in just a few months! Guess what, if they can do it so can you! We just need the motivation and determination! Sounds so cliche but it's true! You will never stick to a weight loss plan unless you have the drive! You have to make up your mind, and just do it! Not, "okay, I'll try to stick to this plan" Don't TRY ; Just DO! (easier said than done, trust me i know!)








not too sure who this is, but talk about an inspiring pic!



You don't have to spend money to lose weight! Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Right Sized Smoothie etc. Yes, they will work...once you stick with it! So make up your own point system, you know what you should and shouldn't have! You know you aren't suppose to be eating 3 hours before you go to bed! You know you are suppose to be drinking WATER instead of coke! You know how to lose weight! You know you are suppose to burn calories and consume less everyday! That is a sure way to lose weight! Get some work out dvds, who needs a gym membership!? Do you have cable?.. Then I'm sure that you have FITtv ; work-outs all day everyday! From belly dancing to total body workouts! Find something that you enjoy doing! Target, Walmart... they all sell work out dvd's for next to nothing! So what I'm trying to say is, you don't need to make major changes or pay someone to help you lose weight, you can do it on your own and have that accomplishment under your belt! Any weight loss plan that you make for yourself (a realistic one) WILL WORK once you STICK TO IT! That's the key to losing weight people...... JUST STICK TO IT! PERSEVERANCE, DETERMINATION, MOTIVATION.

Good Luck xo

Friday, October 1, 2010

2010 Fall Trends: Scarves



Scarves are one of my favorite accessories for the fall. Actually for any season! (excluding summer ; maybe lol)

You can have on anything from a simple dress to a pair of ripped jeans and a t-shirt.. throw a scarf around your neck and *presto* you have just chic-tafied your look! (chic-tafied haha)

Your scarf can defiantly be your "statement" piece with ease. Especially a nice big bold one!

High end / Low end ...they are all great! I like to mix it up...

So here are a couple of my favorite looks, hope this gives you some awesome ideas! Play around with it, have fun!


See how these celebs spice up their looks with this must have fall accessory!


Rihanna has on a simple, clean pair of jeans and a white shirt, decided to jazz it up a bit using the very accessible handkerchief scarf! Love it!


Statement Scarf! Big & Bright..Just how I like it!


Loving the colors in this Burberry scarf!


Dulce Candy, one of my favorite gurus! Defiantly having fun with her trendy scarf!



Whether you're going for bold, brilliant and colorful or cool, calm, and peaceful.. a scarf is an indispensable accent that will bring your wardrobe alive!


Here's a pic of me in one of my favorite scarves! I remember when I took this pic, I was late for work but I couldn't resist snapping a few shots before I left the house haha!


Lata Beauties! xo