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!
Bright, bold colors are definitely a HOT TREND this summer! If you want to jump on this trend without braving a neon dress or shirt, try a pop of color on your wrist!
The great thing about this trend is that you don’t have to break the bank! I recently picked up the watches shown in the picture above and I think you’ll be surprised when I tell you which ones were most cost effective!
The three watches on top (fushia, yellow, turquoise) were only $12.99 from www.target.com! Now, that’s a deal! The fushia watch accented with yellow pictured on the bottom was $70.00 from the classic brand Swatch. If you love it, you can scoop one up from www.swatch.com.
I have personally sported all of the watches pictured above and got the most compliments from the “Xhilaration” for Target fushia watch from www.target.com! For only $12.99, you can afford to pick up more than one!!!!!!!
Getting in on trends without spending a fortune is always in style! Because we’re able to successfully pull off this look for $12.99, I am giving this 10 hoots!
When celebrities like Kate Hudson and Heidi Klum holiday in Aspen, they visit Cos Bar beauty boutique! Cos Bar was started in 1976 by Lily Garfield and quickly became the go to hot spot for everything beauty.
While Cos Bar is a beauty palace for fashionistas, the products often come with a hefty price tag.
I have exciting news! Now you can get a taste of the Cos Bar’s stylish take on beauty without luxury brand prices. Cos Bar has teamed up with Target to offer a line of nail polishes, body wash, scrubs, lotions, body butter, cleansing towelettes, false lashes, tweezers, scented soaps, etc. all under $20.00 each!
The body wash and lotion is available in yummy scents like orange citrus for ONLY $6.00 each. Or try the blueberry white tea body scrub and body butter for ONLY $6.00! They also have cleansing towelettes for $5.00!
Girls, you’re gonna want to stock up on these products PRONTO, because they are only available for SIX weeks at www.target.com!
The prices are so amazing for such a great product, I loaded up to give these beauty treats to friends for birthdays and Christmas gifts!
As I think about rating Cos Bar products, I only have to think for about two seconds! I’m for sure giving Cos Bar beauty products 10 hoots! For the price, luxury quality, and adorable packaging, you can’t go wrong!