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Fall Trend: Sexy Print, Form Fitting dress w/ Nude Pumps & Funky, Chunky Accessories

4 Oct

Dress: H & M

Pumps: Chinese Laundry

Black Top: Victoria Secrets (strapless bra)

Bangles: (purchased years ago, different places)

Earrings (two pair): Beauty 4 U (green, oval shaped, crackled earrings), Forever 21 (long, gold, leaf accented, dangles)

So this is what I decided to “throw” on for my “FIRST TIME IN A LONG WHILE GOING OUT” outfit. I was definitely inspired by the fall trends of big, animal prints and chunky accessories. You can either accessorize by throwing on a wide belt, thick bangles, chunky/ funky neck piece or large geometric or organically shaped earrings. Remember don’t over-accesorize! Less is definitely more! I chose three chunky bangles; two black and one ombre cream and gold. All three bangles have different sizes and finishes (from shiny, semi-glossy, to matte) but the choice of allow one of the three bangles to bring in the “pop” of color still balances the look.

With such a bold print it’s easy to want to go the other way and be a little more conservative with your accessorizing. Don’t be deterred. It’s all about the hue choices that would take a look from abstract to mismatch. For this look I stuck with one formula; add a pop of contrast with greens, bronzes and golds. It will give you a pop of color, without being too electric…unless that’s what you like 😉

Inspired by these trends and trendsetters:

Jessica White, model

Though I’m not a fan and is not often inspired by the beautiful model’s fashion choice, it’s something about a sexy animal print, hugging a womanly shape that’s always inspiring. Sure, I would’ve made different shoe and clutch choices but as a whole, she’s got the look.

Kim Kardashian, reality tv star Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Shapely Kim K knows how to work form fitting dresses baby! With more curves than a bottle of Coke and a super plunging, sweetheart neckline, she’s spot on for using very minimum accessories. I mean, what more do you need to set something like this off?!

Khloe and Kim Kardashian

These chicas accesorized these fits in different ways that both anchored this look conservatively, yet made it fashion forward and super sexy; tights and belts! Both ladies rocked solid, black, opaque tights, but Khloe rocked it out with thigh high boots while Kim wore a wide, patent leather belt and peep toe suede ankle booties. FAB!

Although there’s an overload of prints, you get the general idea. There’s an inspiring, animal print piece that you can take from each of these looks and add to your existing wardrobe. Now unleash the Animal DIVA you have inside and WERK!!! lol

Makeup Look/ Products Used:

Face:

Black Opal Total Coverage Concealing Foundation

NYC Translucent Powder

MAC MSF “Dark”

Cheeks:

MakeUp by Sparkle “Hot and Spicy” blusher/ bronzer

Eyes:

Black Opal Spot and Scar Concealer

Coastal Scents 36 Smokey Palette

Colorful Online 88 color Mirage Palette

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MakeUp by Sparkle eye khol pencil, Onyx

Too Faced Size Queen mascara

Lips:

Milani lip/ eye pencil, coffee

MakeUp by Sparkle lipgloss, Spiritual

I wanted to bring out the greens that I had in my earrings because I didn’t think they were showcased enough amongst all that HAIR!! LOL! Plus I just love greens and golds on brown skin so any excuse to rock it, I’m takin’ it!

Would you like to see more fashion/ OOTD type posts?? Leave your comments below!

Hair Baby!!: Wavy, Bouncy Curls

16 Aug

Want to get these big, bouncy curls? Check out the vid below Divas!

Note:

When using hot tools, please, please, please use the proper heat protectant!

Moisturize your hair according to your hair type!

Depending on your hair’s retention to curlers, add a shine-infused holding spray, or light weight spritz to maintain those tosseled tresses.

Lastly, to maintain these curls, use small clips or silk wrapped rollers before calling it a night!

Sweet dreams Divas!

Get the look: Lala Vasquez Inspired Look

16 Aug

Hey Divas!!

So I did a google search of Lala Vasquez makeup because I’ve always been inspired by the carefree yet high maintenance look she always rocks in general; her smokey eyes always looks effortless, yet polished, and when she does a more extreme look, it still has a toned down elegance that is to DIE FOR! I decided to do a look inspired by this look (see below);

Products Used:
(brows)
Maybeline Line Stylists pencil “Expresso”
BitchSlap Cosmetics brow powder “Auburn”
Maybeline FIT Concealer “#30”
(face)
Revlon Color Stay foundation “380 Caramel”
BitchSlap Cosmetics Loose Powder “Butternut”
Iman Foundation Stick “Clay 2”
28 Neutral Palette dark brown e/s & copper blush (blush/contour)
Graffiti Divas Cosmetics Blush “Cordial”
Femme Couture Mineral Effects Bake Bronzer “Twice Baked”
(eyes)
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Cutting Edge”
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Minx”
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Ochre”
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Carbon”
120 Matte Eyeshadow palette (highlight, burnt orange, brown, sage)
L’oreal liquid liner “Carbon Black”
Milani Liquif’Eye khol liner “Black”
Select Lash eyelashes “S42 Black”
L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes “635 G900”
(lips)
NYX lip liner “Purple Rain”
NYX Black Label Lipstick “Beige”
MakeUp by Sparkle lipgloss “Nearly Naked”
Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss “Pearl Plum”

I absolutely love this look. There’s a lot of warmth all over her face, from the rich berry toned lips, to the burnt orange and brown shades applied to her crease areas and lower lashline of her eyes, to even the subtle hint of flushness to her cheeks. Then the artist brought in the cool tones of a icy silver and forest green on her lid, which makes her green eyes pop! To further glamify this look, the artist incorporated lush, full lashes; icing on the cake!

I later decided to re-do this look, using different products, and “upping the Glam” by choosing both lighter and darker, yet equally bolder colors. See below! Continue reading

Get The Look: Basketball Wives Shaunie O’Neal

15 Aug

Brows:

Maybeline Line Stylist (expresso)

NARS concealer duo (praline/ toffee)

Face:

Smashbox High Def Healthy Skin Found (D1)

IMAN Cosmetics Luminous Pressed Powder (Earth 5)Black Radiance Artisan Blush (Toasted Almond)Eyes:Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer

Ruby Kisses Jumbo Crayon (Razzle Dazzle)100 Color Evening Bag PaletteStud
io Gear Cosmetics e/s (Amethist, Freesia & Sable)Loreal Liner Intense Liquid Eyeliner (Carbon black)

Smashbox Hyperlash mascara

Smashbox Limitless eyeliner (onyx)

The ladies of BBW this season has DEFINITELY stepped it up a notch when it came to their makeup choices. I found myself inspired to recreate a lot of these ladies’ looks. This go round I decided to recreate a shimmery, purple cut crease look that Shaunie rocked in one of her confessionals during the Season 3 episodes. To see how I achieved this look, flip the hood! Continue reading

5 Week Update: Vixxens Hair Imports Virgin Indian Hair

15 Aug

Hey y’all!! So it’s about that time for another hair update with my latest install using Vixxens Hair Import’s Virgin Indian hair. For all those who aren’t familiar with this site, and my initial review, check out the video and the link below;

Now that you guys are up to speed, let’s dive right into the latest experience with this hair company. (see video below)

In a nutshell, I’m still very satisfied with this company and the hair that I was provided. The shedding has increased some, but it’s my opinion that it’s just due to the color treatment I did in the hair. As I stated in the video, I created a 3/4 wig piece using this hair similar to xXTheIslandBeautyXx’s quick weave system.

Part 1: 

Part 2: 

For anyone who’s curious as to how mine looked after I made it (let me warn you, they look a little rough, haha), here you go! Continue reading

Hair Move: Deshoveled Messy Waves

10 Aug

Waves made by using my Ion 1" thermal curlers, and Helen of Troy tapered curling wand

HEY DIVAS!! So shout out definitely goes out to my girl Crystal Carmen of Pink Stilettos Cosmetics. I’m starting to discover more and more styles to create with my extensions so that I don’t have to stress out my natural hair. With this hair installation using Vixxens Hair Imports’ Virgin Wavy hair, dyed in an Ombre treatment, I’ve already tried it naturally curly, loose body curled, tight springy curls and now, relaxed Lazy Curls!! Crystal wanted me to do a textured style with this hair, and I decided to achieve this look using two styling, hot tools!

Helen of Troy tapered curling wand, purchased at Sally's Beauty SupplyIon Curling Iron, purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply

Ion Curling Iron, purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply

These hot tools are a must have, in my opinion, when styling my natural hair. Specifically the Ion styler, because it’s thermally guaged and it lets out steam while curling my strands which does nothing but retain the moisture I really need in my natural hair. I don’t have to get it to the hottest setting and that’s GREAT!!My Helen of Troy tapered iron seems to do the same thing, but the jury is still out. I haven’t really broken it in all the way! Haha, but so far, I really like it.

To achieve this look you can do it one of two ways. The first way, which is how I styled it, is using hot tools (see video below)

Another way, which may be a more preferred method especially in dealing with the hot weather and you own natural hair, is using Flexi Rods. Flexirods are super easy to use, it’s honestly fool-proof and user friendly. Unlike most loose rollers, you can achieve numerous different curl patterns/ options. Flexirods come in different sizes to help create messy waves, bodacious curls for both long and shorter hair. Definitely Diva Must Have!!!

Styles that you can achieve using this magical things!