This is extremely important when it comes to having a quick but stress free morning to start your day off right. Each night take ten to twenty minutes to pick up from the day to prepare for the next day to come. Throw away any trash, put away magazines, make sure clothes are picked up and put away where they should be and especially, make sure your beauty area is clean and organized to make the next morning run smoothly and quickly. Waking up to a clean room and beauty area will leave you calm and collected through the morning.
This step may seem very cliche and remind you of what your parents used to say when you were getting ready for school, but preparing your clothes the night before is extremely crucial in saving time each morning. I mean, let's be honest, we are women! We take forever to figure out what we want to wear! Some of the time we even get so stressed out about what to wear that we settle for something we don't like! Which leads to feeling uncomfortable and not very confident for the rest of the day! Save time and choose every piece of clothing you want to wear including your undergarments and jewelry as well!
The truth is, running late happens to all of us! Instead of denying ever being late, prepare for it! Get together a "five minute makeup bag" filled with a few key pieces of makeup that you can apply quickly and get out the door! Try choosing multipurpose makeup. For example, a light pink lipstick can not only be used as lipstick but also as a cream blush! Also add in a couple of travel brushes for quick and easy application! A few hair elastics and bobby pins are great items to keep in the bag so you can accomplish two things at once. It is also perfect for days when you need to take the bag with you. You have everything you need in one small compact place!
Not having a routine can easily lead to forgetting important steps. Create a routine that works for you. For example, showering the night before will save you a lot of time. That way when you wake up you can get coffee, brush your teeth, wash your face, apply your makeup, finish drying and styling your hair, and get dressed for the day. Choosing to shower the night before not only cuts your morning routine time in half, it also means you don't have to spend so much time styling your hair at once! Especially if you let your hair air dry through the night. Be sure to add in a quick clean up to your routine to help keep your home organized and clutter free.
Here it is, this weeks edition of the Pretty Little Liars Style Files featuring Emily Fields! Emily has a very casual style that is much different than the other girls on the show. In the first season of the show, she had a very plain look that wasn't unique. From the second season up to the current season, after she started finding herself she started becoming more daring with her wardrobe. She dropped the tennis shoes for the combat boots. She also started wearing bright and more feminine tops! I personally love how her style has evolved. She still keeps it casual but also adds an edge to her outfits! I created a guide below to give you some Emily Fields Inspiration!
As I talked about above, Emily's style is very sporty and casual but she still adds unexpected pieces that create an edge to her overall look. Whether it is adding a bright top, a military or denim jacket just like this Denim Hoodie Vest. As soon as I saw this denim vest, I knew it had to go in this post. It is SO Emily!
When Emily's style started evolving, her shoe choices did also! Though she may still wear tennis shoes from time to time, she has also started changing it up! Now instead of sneakers, she might go for a pair of Keds. One type of shoes we have been seeing the most these past couple of seasons are combat boots! These Steve Madden Troopa Combat Boots in Dark Green are the perfect example of what she likes to wear.
When it comes to makeup, Emily is such a natural beauty she barely needs any! Neutral matte colors work best for the eyes with a light coat of mascara is all she needs for makeup! Being that Emily has a sporty casual style, the Adidas Fruity Rhythm is the perfect pick for her! It has notes of gingerale, cyclamaen, cedarwood, sheer woods and rose geranium to make the scent fruity and feminine.
1. Feed For Target Womens Denim Hoodie Vest, $30.00 2. Keds Champion Originals, $40.00 3. Steve Madden Troopa Combat Boots Dark Green, $99.00 4. Vintage Style Ripped Shorts, $39.90 5. Women Denim Mini Skirt, $9.90 6. Embroidered Faux Leather Biker, $91.00 7. Barbour Women's Olive Vintage Beadnell Jacket - Green, $370.00 8. Topshop Crepe Tunic, $68.00 9. Leather Biker Mid Cut Boot, $99.90 10.Combination Trousers With Side Stripe, $29.99 11. Round Neck Sweatshirt, $14.99 12. Asos Leather Across Body Bag With Door Knocker Detail, $76.36 13. New Look Studded Duffle Bag, $27.14 14. OPI Classic Nail Lacquer in Chocolate Moose, $9.00 15. Current/Elliot Ankle Skinny Jeans, $178.00 16.Adidas Fruity Rhythm Perfume
I have been Interior Design obsessed lately after finding the home decor store, Z Gallerie. The decor items they have are so unique and beautiful. You better believe these pieces will be making their way into my living room at some point! I haven't been the biggest fan of gold decor items until now! I love the combination of silver and gold will with a mix of accent colors to give the room some dimension. I have also start to love the addition of some greenery throughout the decor, such as the simple topiary pictured below. Since I have been so inspired lately, I created this post with hopes I could give you girls some inspiration as well!
1. Plexus Canister-Champagne, $129.95-$159.95 2. Bodega Storage Boxes Set Of 2-Flame, $69.95 3. Owl Bookends Set Of 2, $29.95 4. Morton Skull, $14.95 5. Perspective Candle Silver/Gold, $15.95-$21.95 6. Diamond Ikat Pillow 24" Aubergine, $89.95 7.Eddie Accent Chair in Peacock, $1299.00 8. Atlantis Clam Shell, $149.95 9. Moneticito Stemware Sets of 4 Silver, $51.80 10. Preserved Boxwood Topiary Short, $14.97 11. Shell Footed Cake Stand, $49.95 12. Enchanting Golden Buddha, $1199.00 13. Crystal Flower Branch Set of 3 Aubergine, $44.85 14. Parfum Bottle Coin Bank, $19.95
I have been LOVING bright bold lips lately! It is so chic for summer and brands have come out with some amazing vivid colors! My favorite to wear is NYX's Haute Melon. It is the perfect coral color!
My love for Brandy started with these shorts which are sadly not available anymore, at least online! After falling head over heels for these shorts, I checked out her store. There are not even words to describe how amazing this store is! You will just have to go take a look for yourself!
Oh, Kristen Wigg, you are constantly leaving me in tears! She is my favorite female comedian of all time. She completely stole my heart with her "Surprise Party" skit on SNL. If you have not seen Bridesmaids yet, stop what you are doing right now and rent it. You will not be sorry!
I have known about The Civil Wars for a while now, but I just recently rediscovered my love for them! They have a sound and chemistry like no one else in the music business. They are breathtaking together. It is pure magic.
Okay, I know, every weekly five I have done has had an animal for my favorite smile. but really? can you blame me?! This picture makes me especially happy because this puppy looks so much like my two dogs so this makes me extremely happy!
As some of you may know, Kylie Jenner is the Instagram Queen! She is always posting beautiful and artistic pictures, and of course, you can't forget the selfies! She is always showcasing her signature "Old Hollywood Glam" look that is completely mesmerizing. I have wanted to create this post for a long time and am finally getting around to it! Her is a complete list of the perfect makeup to achieve this beautiful look!
Kylie Jenner's main focus when it comes to makeup are the eyes and lips. So when it comes to foundation, she keeps it pretty simple. Her foundation usually has a matte finish.Make Up Forever's Mat Velvet + will not only give you great coverage, but also leaves you will a beautiful finish.
2. The Wing
Now for Kylie's Signature winged liner! To achieve this look you can use a liquid liner, but for a more precise and clean wing, try using a jet black gel liner with a tiny pencil brush. You can even use a lipstick brush for the liner! The Bobbi Brown Gel Liner is well recommended for this kind of look and does not dry up as quickly as others do!
3. Brow Power
The airbrush brow look is so in right now! Kylie is one of the many celebrities seen rocking this look. To achieve this, it is best to use a powder instead of a pencil. A pencil can cause too harsh of lines. You want your brows to be bold but still remain relatively soft at the same time. Anastasia Beverly Hills is known for having fabulous eyebrow products including the Brow Powder Duo. It comes with a darker and lighter color which is perfect for achieving an hombre like affect with your eyebrows.
Kylie usually switches it up between two main colors, matte red and nude. For this look, she is going for a bright bold red lip. My favorite red lipstick from Mac is RiRi Woo, but since this is a limited edition color, Mac's Ruby Woo comes in a close second! Tip : To get a sharper appearance and make your lips pop, line them first with Mac's Lip Pencil in Cherry.
5. Lashes For Days
Finally, time for lashes! Kylie has a "Old Hollywood Glam" look which doesn't stop at her lashes! She likes big voluminous and spread out lashes.Benefit's They're Real will give you the thick false lash effect without the falsies! The bristles at the tip allow you to easily coat the bottom lash line without going too far!
1. Make Up Forever Mat Velvet + Foundation, $36.00 2. Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Jet Black, $23.00 3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder Duo, $23.00 4. Mac Lipstick in Ruby Woo, $15.00 Mac Lip Pencil in Cherry, $15.00 5. Benefit They're Real Mascara, $23.00
Being that today is TuesdAy, that means two things. Number One, we successfully got through another Monday! Number Two, it is the day Pretty Little Liars comes on! Which I thought was the perfect time for this week's Pretty Little Liars Style Files! This week I am featuring my favorite character, Hanna Marin. Her outfits on the show contain iconic pieces that make thousands of girls around the world want her style! Well I am giving you all of my favorite Hanna Marin inspired pieces and letting you in on my Hanna Marin "style breakdown". Enjoy!
We all know Hanna is known as the "it girl" at Rosewood High. Her style says nothing different than just that. She dresses very girly but always likes to add something unexpected and different which makes her outfits so unique! We usually see quite alot of embellishments and bling! The Grey Embellished Peplum Top fits Hanna perfectly, but we would probably see a bright blue blazer over top adding a pop of color!
You probably already know how Hanna rates her heels, the higher the better! She is all about her heels! Whether it is a pair of wedges, booties or strappy pumps, she will rock them! Though she does still wear the occasional embellished flats! The Steve Madden Wanting Wedge are my favorite pick for summer! They are a color that can go with any outfit and the platform makes these high heels easy to walk in!
Oh, the Marin ladies and their bling! Hanna is pretty much known for her amazing sparkly jewelry on Pretty Little Liars. She always makes a statement with her jewelry, but is very careful not too over do it! I'm in love with these Silver Deco Tassel Earrings that closely resemble a pair she wore on PLL!
Hanna's look just wouldn't be right without a smokey eye and heavy (and stunning!) black eyeliner! Other than the eye makeup, the rest of her look is very girly, especially her perfume!Paradise by Alfred Sung is the ultimate feminine scent that would be at the top of Hanna's perfume collection! Even the look of the bottle would fit perfectly in with the theme of her room on the show!
1. Clore Flats in Bone, $60.00 2. Fiorelli Warhol Barrel Bag, $61.09 3. OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips, $9.00 4. Indigo High Waisted Ultra Soft Jeans, $68.00 5. Silver Deco Tassel Earrings, $22.00 6. Grey Embellished Peplum Top, $74.00 7. Cindy Oversized Plastic Sunglasses, $7.95 8. Labridorite Cushion Cut Ring, $77.00 9. Steve Madden Wanting Wedge, $99.00 10. Peach Harlequin Bangle, $28.00 11. Applique Shell Top, $44.00 12. Sleeveless Crop Tie Shirt, $26.00 13. Paradise Perfume by Alfred Sung, $52.00 14. Orchid Block Bib, $36.00 15. Flower Print Cropped Jacket, $110.00 16. Logic Studded Sandals, $130.00 17. Petites Ruffle Sleeve Playsuit, $68.00
You may think that skin type is the main factor in deciding which makeup is right for you. The truth is your skin tone is just as important, if not more than the type. If you have fair skin, for example, and you borrow your best friends makeup who has more of an olive skin tone, it will look completely different than it does on her. This is a problem many women make when choosing their makeup. Choosing makeup for fair skin is a little bit more difficult than dealing with darker. I have created this easy guide to help you with the daunting task of finding colors and formulas that are right for you.
When choosing a primer, it is best to go for more of a green base. This will combat redness that may come with having fair skin. This Make Up Forever HD Primer will color correct and create an even base for smooth makeup application.
After using a green based primer to color correct your skin, there is not a huge need for a thick and heavy foundation. Instead, try a lightweight BB Cream. A BB Cream is an all in one product that is a primer, anti aging serum, a light foundation and also has SPF. This Physicians Formula BB Cream has SPF 30!
Another problem women with fair skin have as well is dealing with dark under eye circles! I have tried for years to find something that truly works to correct this problem. After a long time I finally found my holy grail product for under eye circles, The Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque. A corrector is a great product for this problem. It has the consistency of a concealer but it is salmon colored which helps cover any purple and blue tones under your eyes. It works wonders!
A tip from some of the celebrity and high fashion makeup artists is to use a translucent loose powder when dealing with fair skin. Finding a color that works for you may be a little bit difficult. Going for a colorless powder that still gets the job done is the best for your skin tone.
For blush, you can pretty much go with any color. Two of the best colors with fair skin are Rose and Light Pink shades. Lancome has a great range of colors. Especially when it comes to Rose shades!
Now for my favorite part, Lipstick! I absolutely love the color Red on fair skin. It looks stunning! L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer Lipgloss in the color Endless Red is the perfect color and the formula is amazing!
1. Make Up Forever HD Primer in 1 Green, $34.00 2. Physicians Formula Super BB Cream in Light, $14.99 3. Bobbi Brown Corrector in Porcelain Bisque, $23.00 4. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder in #1, $22.00 5. Lancome Blush Subtil Sheer in Sheer Amourose, $30.00 6. Loreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Laquer Lipgloss, $9.99
1. Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover, $9.99 2. Crazy Shine Nail Buffer, $3.99 3. Shaping Cushion File, $0.99 4. Lush's Lemony Flutter, $16.95 5. Essie's Fill A Gap! Ridge Filling Basecoat, $10.00 6. OPI Natural Nail Base Coat, $9.00 7. Essie Nail Polish in In The Cab-ana, $8.00 8. Seche Vite Dry Fast Topcoat, $9.95 9. Soap & Glory Hand Food, $12.00
Spencer, as most of you know, comes from old money. When styling her outfits she usually will take vintage pieces that have probably been in the family for decades and alter them by pairing them with more modern items. In the show, her character is a big fan of cuffed skinny jeans or pants! Being a part of the Hastings Family, she gets alot of use out of button up blouses. The Striped Linen Blazer pictured above is a perfect representation of Spencer's Style. Her outfit would probably be mixing the denim button up with the Striped blazer over top, the sleeves would be rolled up of course! All topped with a belt around the waist!
Spencer keeps her shoes pretty simple! We usually will see her in a pair of riding boots, especially if it is in the fall and winter! But most of all, Spencer can't be seen without an amazing pair of Oxfords, such as these beautiful Asos Maddison Pretty Tie Brogues. They are fab! But if she is going for a more neutral look, she usually brings out a pair of plain brown oxford lace ups!
For jewelry, Spencer likes to keep it simple. A trend I have seen for watches is the "boyfriend watch" look. She likes larger watches that are simple and not so busy! This Kate Spade Gramercy Watch is right on point with something that would be found in Spencer jewelry Collection!
Now for my favorite topic, beauty! Spencer has natural beauty which means she doesn't need to over do it with the makeup. A light foundation such as the Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation, a touch of blush, and some mascara will do it! For perfume, you better believe she will be wearing a sophisticated light scent. Spencer is the type of girl to find one perfect perfume and stick with it! I believe White Musk by Alyssa Ashley is the perfect scent for her! It contains refined Jasmine, precious Rose, sophisticated Lily of The Valley and romantic Violet. A classy combination for a classy girl! A spritz (or five!) of this scent will leave you feeling like you have just walked out of the country club!
1. Shorter Brim Fedora Hat, $50.00 2.Casual Chambray Shirt, $58.00 3. Co-ord Bunny Print Shorts, $64.00 4. Bright Cameo Detail Necklace, $28.00 5. Portmans Cut Out Sleeve Top, $79.95 6. Kate Spade Large Roman Numeral Gramercy Watch, $225.00 7. Asos Maddison Pretty Tie Brogue, $59.40 8. Asos Leather Top Handle Top with Contrast Side Panel, $110.31 9. Rag & Bone Woven Belt, $175.00 10. Black High Waisted Jeggings, $35.00 11. Butter London Nail Polish in Trustafarian, $14.00 12. Alyssa Ashley White Musk Perfume, $34.99 13. Brown Lace Up Brogues, $27.00 14. Doo Dah Ruffle Cami, $18.00 15. Basically Amazing Socks in Ivory, $13.99 16. Tory Burch Aaden Leather Boots, $277.20 17. Striped Linen Blazer, $49.99 18. Leaf Bead Bracelet Multi Pack, $28.00
There is a big difference between men and women when it comes to gifts. You ask a women what she wants and we rattle off a million things. Then go ask a man and what do you get? Nothing. A simple "i don't care" or "i don't know". I am here to break a man's mind down to see what they really want. After asking some of my close guy friends, I found out "simple but a statement" is what they really want. You look in a girl's sunglasses collection and there are all different styles, sizes, and colors. When you look in a man's collection, it is one simple pair. Keep this in mind when shopping for the man in your life, pick something he will use until it is falling apart! You can also take this time to use your fashion sense to persuade him into trying new things! When men shop, they buy what they know. Get him to try something he normally won't. Hopefully by creating this gift guide for all my girls out there, shopping for him can be a little bit more fun and a lot less stressful!
Most times when you think of accessories you think of women's handbags, jewelry and sunglasses. But men can have accessories too! Great additions like these to a man's outfit can completely change the way he looks and pull the outfit together. One of my favorite pieces that men have been starting to carry over the past few years are leather duffle bags like this Libson Italian Leather Duffle. This would be great for a man who loves to travel.
Believe it or not, men care about smelling good just as much as women, if not more! I don't think we have a problem with that though! One of my favorites is Desire by Alfred Dunhill. It has a very romantic scent with notes of fruits and woods with low notes of musk and vanilla. It is the perfect scent for date night! I would give it to him right before you go out for dinner so he can try it out!
For shoes, pick a pair that can be dressed up and dressed down. He will then have more opportunities to wear them. For that same reason, also try and stick with a neutral color that will pair well with any outfit! These All Saints Leather boots are my favorite men's boots! They look great whether they are worn with jeans or pants that are a bit dressier. They are rustic and vintage looking. Love them!
Girls, this is your time to get your man to try something new and stylish! One of the trends I am so ready for all guys to get rid of are baggy below the knee shorts! I can't even explain how horrible they look! Pick out a pair of fitted shorts that lay just above the knee, he will thank you once he see's how much cleaner and polished he looks. Please help put an end to those awful baggy shorts for everyone's sake!
1. Libson Italian Leather Duffle Bag, $345.00 2. Burberry Men's Check Stamped Round Dial Watch, $395.00 3.Ray Bans Original Wayfarer Sunglasses, $200.00 4. Fossil Jax Traveler Tri Fold Wallet, $40.00 5. Topshop Ben Sherman 'Joev' Desert Boot, $140.00 6. Desire by Alfred Dunhill Cologne For Men, $48.99 7. All Saints Snare Boots, $248.00 7. All Outfits are Available at Zara Man