December 30, 2011

Rihanna: Fashion Queen 2011

Rihanna has had quite the year professionally. She is also quite the fashion chameleon. She is my pick for Fashion Queen of 2011. Sporting bright red locks for most of the year, she recently went back to brown and is spending her holiday in Barbados. Let's take a look back at some of my favorite outfits.

Trend: Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses are super trendy. I bought two new pairs this year that I am in love with. They can really frame the face and add a whole new dimension to any outfit. Stars love this trend too whether they are prescription or not. There are so many different styles and frames to choose from. Personally, I like a thicker, bold frame. Take a style risk this year and grab yourself a pair of lenses.
Megan Fox
Eva Longoria
Alicia Keys

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December 28, 2011

Barbie Basics

One of the most fun presents I got this year was a Barbie Basic. They are model-esque Barbie dolls and look more like real girls with various hair styles and black clothing options. My mother bought me the one with my exact haircut. It is pretty hilarious. They make cute little gifts.

December 21, 2011

Beauty and Fashion Tips for Winter

Winter is here once again and do you know what that means? It'll be hell for our skin, hair, figure and style. The constant juggling between the cold dry air outside and heat inside our homes and using the wrong products will surely wreak havoc on the skin we maintained for the whole year.The cold winds outside will blow away our hair into a beaten wirey mess.  Attending weekly (or even daily) parties and munching on sugary and fatty holiday foods will lead to unwanted pounds. And of course, the drab winter clothes and limited wardrobe will definitely cramp our personal fashion style. But don't fret because of you take note of the following, none of these problems would really matter:
Moisturize, moisturize and moisturize
Since the dreaded cold air outside leads to our skin being dry, it is best to regularly treat your skin with moisturizers, especially lotions and creams. You can use some body lotion before leaving the shower. As long as you moisturize yourself before leaving the house, you can rest assure that your skin will be safe. Switching to a heavier cream will also guarantee your skin's protection. Look for lotions with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) as they will really help you in preventing having dry skin. As for facial cleansers, go for the creamy ones like Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream. If you follow these, you won't definitely need a facelift when you're older and you want to rejuvenate your skin which you mistreated when you were younger.
Hair Care
Everytime we go out on the street, the harsh winter wind will blow away our hair. This is due to negative ions seaping into our hair resulting in individual strands repelling each other. In order to combat this, always use a mild shampoo and conditioner to wash away the negative ions. Wearing a fashionable bonnet or headwear will also help so your hair wouldn't look like you've just seen a yet.
Have a Bite
It can't be helped that everyone wants to celebrate the holidays with us because we're fabulous. December for a lot of us means hanging out with friends, officemates and of course, family. That also means that all of these events will have seemingly infinite amounts of food and maybe booze. You don't need a product here, just good old fashioned self-discipline. I mean, come on. You know what that Christmas ham tastes like as you've been having that for years. A little bite is enough to satisfy your taste buds.  With all the different side dishes and treats surrounding you, a little taste of each would be enough. As for alcohol, be sure to go drink the ones with the least carbs and alcohol content so you won't feel bloated. And a glass or two may be enough since getting wasted isn't the main objective of get togethers, it's the stories we share with our loved ones and feeling good is all that matter. So, a little self-control would suffice and if you don't have one, well better start practicing now or you'll be sorry the day you'll get a lipo to get rid of the fat you stored throughout all those Christmas parties...
Smashin' Fashion
When it's winter-time, the characters on TV would usually wear drab clothes and coats. They also come in three boring colors; gray, white, and black. It doesn't have to be like this for us girls. We can still be stylish despite wearing layer upon layer of clothes. This is even a great opporunity to dress up once we realize that we have more clothing options. Just look into your wardrobe (or even your parents and siblings) and look for different coats and even leather jackets. Mix and match according to your own sense of style. You can wear those boots you haven't worn the whole year. Even the old Christmas sweaters your granny has been giving you every year can still have purpose (unless they're really hideous). And most importantly, accessorize! Go put on some bracelets, earrings and sunglasses to complete your look. Now go out there and show that cold winter wind that us ladies can fight back and still look ridiculously fab!

December 16, 2011

Leather, Leopard, and Shearling

Just in time for Winter, my new shearling coat arrived. On this particular day, I paired it with my Forever 21 leopard flats and my trusty leather, GAP satchel. This bag has been going with me everywhere this season.  It fits everything I need to fight this crazy weather. 

December 13, 2011

Sally Hansen Effects Nail Polish Strips

I am a big fan of Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips. Let me tell you that they really work! The brand just came out with many more options in various patterns and colors like this one called Brattlesnake. It is a reptile version and very unique which is why I chose it. Lasting for about five days if you are not doing heavy housework, they are sure to get your nails noticed. Find them at any drugstore. I found these at CVS for $9.99. Instructions are included and it takes about ten minutes. The best part; no drying time.

December 11, 2011

The Dog-e-Lite Leash

As you know, I have two dogs, Scout and Lulu. Both are Boston Terriers. I was recently sent this amazing leash called Dog-e-Lite is from Patento Pet USA so I decided to post a few pictures of my furry friends.  The leash is available at and is perfect for walking your dogs at night with a built in flash light attached on. It shines directly in the direction your dog is walking and makes clean-up a snap! It is the perfect Christmas gift for any dog lover!

December 7, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Guide

Perfect for the girl on the go, these cashmere gloves will keep you warm. They come in a variety of colors and the small button adds extra charm.

The name of this skirt suits it perfectly. It is flowy and feminine; perfect for the holidays!
Perfect for wearing your loved one's initial or your own, this is such a cute initial and the best one out there (in my opinion).
The ultimate shoe for New Year's Eve or any night out, it adds spark and edge to any outfit.
With all the technology out there now, it is nice to go back to the past and actually hold a picture. Why not give this Polaroid to someone special and make the memories last?
For the wine drinker who loves pretty things, this glass comes all the way from Poland. It is a special treat to look at in the cupboard.
For the tweeter who loves to express themselves. This book collects as many tweets as possible from the past year so that they can go back and see what they were up to. It is sentimental and makes a great, personalized gift.
What girl does not need the perfect little black dress? This Ted Baker stunner has all the elements with the sweetheart neckline and detailed straps.

December 6, 2011

Tree Love

I love this time of year when your house becomes a Christmas spectacle. I especially love collecting mini Christmas trees. There is something about them that make the house sparkle. My collection is growing and I wanted to share. This year we decided to go with a smaller version of a tree and it is really cute. Below are the trees I have been collecting throughout the years. Enjoy!

South End Holiday Night Out

Be sure to especially stop by M.Flynn Accessories, my favorite jewelers on the block! They have an amazing selection of bracelets, rings, trinkets, and even a new Holiday collection out. It is destined to be a fun night!!!! Stop by and say hello.
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