I am undeniably a girly girl, but when it comes to NFL Football, I can talk trash with the best of them! I don’t miss Sunday football, and I make no apologies for it!
Growing up in Indiana, I was always an Indianapolis Colts fan frequenting the games about as much as I frequented the Saks Fifth Avenue shoe department (and that’s a lot)! I AM the biggest Peyton Manning fan who proudly wore his #18 jersey to the games on Sunday’s in Indianapolis. There was, however, one problem with that jersey…how was I going to style a football jersey to suit a fashionista? The good new is…I figured it out! I will be posting on Football Fashion in the next few weeks, but today I’m going to show you how to “NAIL” Football Inspired Nail Art!
As you probably all know by now, nails have become an extension to your overall look! Nail Art has been seen on every runway, and this trend isn’t going anywhere!
For those of you who follow football, you know that my crush, Peyton Manning, was traded to the Denver Broncos. Needless to say, I am now a Broncos fan as well! The Denver Broncos colors are orange, blue, and they always throw in the some white.
Check out these step by step instructions on how to “NAIL” Denver Broncos nail art!
If you’re a Baltimore Ravens fan (2013 Superbowl Champions), you may want to try this look below!
Denver Broncos / Baltimore Ravens
Let me rate the NFL Inspired Nail Trend. I’m giving it 10 hoots! It’s the perfect way to show support for your favorite team in a very fashion forward manner! Throw on some boyfriend jeans, a white tee-shirt, some great broken in leather boots (think Fryes), and you’re ready for game day!
As fabulous girls, we strive to look perfect at all times! Soooo exhausting! I try to carry everything I MIGHT need to maintain my fashion/beauty efforts. But just how are we expected to carry all the things we might need in an emergency??? Even with my Balenciaga Weekender Bag, I don’t have the room or the arm strength for a full size bottle of hair spray, a bottle of advil, a box of bandages, a bottle of nail polish remover etc……..etc………..etc……….ugh…..
I found the solution! The MINIMERGENCY KIT!
The Minimergency Kit contains everything a girl might need in a pinch! What a genius idea! This little pouch contains 17 (you heard me right) essential items you may need in an emergency!
This set contains: - Adhesive bandage – Safety pin – Earring backs – Deodorant towelette - Nail polish remover pad – Stain remover pad – Clear elastics – Lip balm – Emery board – Tampon – Hair spray – Clear nail polish – Dental floss – Mending kit – Breath freshener – Double-sided tape – Pain reliever
Check out my WISE CHOICE QUICK TIP video for a closer look at the MINIMERGENCY KIT!
I think we’ve all found ourselves in situations where we wished we had a MINIMERGENCY KIT!
I’ve found myself, on many occasions, out shopping with some fabulous stiletto’s on when I felt that dreaded blister coming on and so wished I had a bandage.
I’ve often times been at a restaurant eating, gone to the restroom and noticed that my perfectly slicked back bun had suddenly developed fly aways and wished I had some hair spray!
To make matters worse, I take a closer look in the mirror and notice that I have food in my teeth, and desperately need dental floss.
And then I looked down, only to realize I had a small food stain on my shirt and wished I had a dab of stain remover!
Oh…and in a rush to get to the restaurant on time, I messed up my nail polish and need some nail polish remover.
And the icing on cake….my date is really getting on my last nerve and I need some pain reliever!
Okay…the headache is gone, and maaayyyybe this guy isn’t too bad after all…hmmmm….I wish I had some breath freshener : )
Yep…we’ve all been there! If only I had the MINIMERGENCY KIT…
What else you need to know: This TSA-compliant pouch is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand, but promises big-time usage: the lip balm has over 100 uses, the breath freshener contains 120 drops, the hair spray has 75 sprays, and the clear polish can mend 200 nails.
Let me rate this product! I’m giving the MINIMERGENCY KIT 8 hoots! I think this makes a perfect gift! I have given the Minimergency Kit as gifts to two friends, and they loved it!
I’ve always been a girl who gravitated to the color black. Black tee shirts, black blazers, black jeans, black boots, and black nail polish! While I LOVE me some black, I decided to step out of the box and really try to experience all the great spring/summer colors! My favorite you may ask???? TURQUOISE!
Now…I didn’t dive into the color trend head first. No, no…I stepped into it slowly…LOL! I started with this fabulous nail color by one of my favorite brands, Ciate in the color PEPPERMINTY 104. This color screams spring/summer, and looks amazing with a bit of a tan!
I loved my nail color so much, I decided to look for an accessory in the same turquoise/peppermint family. I found this stellar cross-body bag by Rebecca Minkoff at Bloomingdales and fell in love! It’s the perfect size (not too big, not too small). Because it’s a cross-body, my hands are free to continue to shop! This bag looks super cool with boyfriend jeans, a white tee shirt, gladiator sandals, and lots of multi-colored friendship bracelets! Ohh…hair in a top knot and gold hoops (think J.Lo on a casual day)!
I figure as the days get warmer, I’ll continue to play with color. I’m looking forward to getting into hot pinks, coral, and yellows!
I’m giving this summer’s color trend 10 hoots! The bags, clothing, and polish colors look great against a tan! Happy summer shopping everyone!
Girls, I’m about to tell you the celeb secret to flawless foundation…it’s the Beauty Blender!
When I got my first beauty blender, I wasn’t sure how to use it, and was leery about its effectiveness. Honestly, it sat on my bathroom counter top for a couple months! It wasn’t until a makeup artist friend of mine swore up and down about how amazing they were, that I decided to give it a try! Well…I LOVED IT! For everyone out there wondering how the heck you use this thing, check out the video below for tips!
WISE CHOICE TIP!!! Beauty Blender sells a cleanser called the Blender Cleanser. While you need to cleanse your beauty blender after each use, you do NOT need to buy the Blender Cleanser. I found a product called Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap (100% organic) at my local drugstore. It’s great for cleaning your beauty blender. It comes in a large 16 oz. bottle and only costs $9.49. With a 16 oz. bottle of cleanser, it should last you a year or two!
The beauty blender is most definitely a weapon among the celeb arsenal of tricks of the trade. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Kim Kardashian are just a couple celeb fans. Remember ladies, celebs are people just like us. They just happen to have the money that allows them access to the best of the best. The beauty blender is fab because it’s an industry trick that’s affordable for all of us! Your foundation will look like butter!
Now let me rate this product! As if you even had to guess…I’m giving it 10 hoots!
If you ♥ over-sized, bold, statement jewelry, you MUST check out LA based designer Melody Ehsani. This independent thinking girl has designed for Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, and the list goes on and on! And did I mention…it’s super affordable! SQUEEEEE…. I recently ordered these Custom Earrings emblazoned with my last name for ONLY $48.
Melody’s design philosophy is all about self-expression. Customers get the opportunity to do just that by designing their own earrings, rings, and necklaces in the “Custom Designer” section on her website, www.melodyehsani.com.
Not only does Melody Ehsani sell jewelry, she also offers super fly wax print nail wraps ($16), shoes, and lots of other fab jewelry.
Queen Of The Jungle Necklace – $69 / Queen Of The Jungle Doorknocker Earrings – $48
Love Me Or Leave Me Alone ID Necklace – $65
Ratings…ratings….ratings….I’m going to give Melody Ehsani 9 Hoots. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything. If I had just one thing I would change about some of her pieces, it would be that some of them tend to be a bit heavy (weight of the earrings). Other than that, if you love to push the envelope, you’ll love this line!
I’ve been on an accessory kick lately and wanted to show you two of my favorite HOT ACCESSORY TRENDS. My rabbit fur Infinity Scarf by Adrienne Landau and my gold Pyramid Earrings by Alexis Bittar.
Infinity scarfs are great not only because they keep you warm during the winter months but also because they can dress up any outfit or be worn casually. I love wearing my Infinity Scarf with jeans and a white tee shirt. I let the scarf be the focal point of my look.
Pyramid Earrings are a SUPER HOT trend that I’m loving as well! While my Pyramid Earrings were made by Alexis Bittar (my fav jewelry designer) and cost $95.00, you can get less expensive ones at Nordstroms, Forever 21, H&M, etc…
When it comes to Infinity Scarfs and the understated yet edgy Pyramid Earrings, I’m giving these two accessory trends 10 HOOTS! You can go high end if you’re not on a budget, or you can steal these items on a budget!
As we wrap up the month of October, I wanted to recap my FAVORITE beauty products that give to BCA (Breast Cancer Awareness)! All of these products are UBER FAB and well worth the money!
Check out this video for more info on these Beauty Tools That Battle Breast Cancer!
Ladies, leave some room in your beauty budget for a Mason Pearson Brush! This is a “First Class” investment you won’t regret!
Mason Pearson brushes range in cost from $88.00 – $190.00 depending on the size (pocket size as shown to large size). I know, I know, this is one expensive brush however, it is worth the money! Let me explain…
Mason Pearson brushes have been around for 127 years! Hand made in England, Mason Pearson brushes should last you a lifetime! The unique rubber-cushion pad, made by hand, allows for effective and efficient brushing. It massages the scalp. The boar bristles also massage the scalp and bring out your hair’s natural oils.
There are several styles available depending on your hair texture.
1. The pure boar bristle brushes are best for fine to normal hair and fine long hair.
2. The boar bristle and nylon tufts (as seen in the photo above) will work well on normal and short thick hair.
3. The all nylon brushes are best for very thick hair.
I have heard about Mason Pearson brushes for years but never took the plunge because of the price. When I got my July issue of People Magazine from the grocery store, there it was again on page 97. Mason Pearson brush listed as the “Beauty Watch 2012 Best Product Ever”. I was convinced I had to try it. I went directly to www.beauty.com and purchased the pocket size boar bristle and nylon tufts brush. I was not disappointed! I’m in love with this brush and am planning to purchase a couple for Holiday gifts!
Mason Pearson brushes are getting 10 hoots from me! Why not treat your hair and your scalp to a little bit of luxury?!?! I love that they are made by hand, feel amazing and well…you just feel cool pulling it out of your purse!