Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Wedding Photos and More

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Unless you live under a rock (or don't have twitter, Facebook and possibly a TV, lol) then I am sure you know that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have gotten married! 



 Their lavish wedding took place in Florence, Italy at Forte di Belvedere  - The ceremony was as beautiful as you could have imagined (judging by photos). 


Kim Kardashian did not fail to leave jaws on the floor with her beautiful Givenchy gown. Check out the photos below. E! Entertainment released the photos and the whole Kardashian-Jenner clan has been instagramming and tweeting absolutely breathtaking photos of the event. And of themselves. They are quite the genetically gifted family! 



Kim Kardashian and Kanye West after saying I DO!
Check out North West in the background. SO CUTE! 

Kim and Kanye Kiss 

Kim Kardashian in her final Dress fitting at the Givenchy atelier in Paris with Riccardo Tisci




That dress is truly too breathtaking for words! I think it is safe to say she has found her fairytale! 




Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will honeymoon in Ireland. 





Congrats to them!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Valentino Rockstud Look For Less

 I am a huge fan of the Valentino Rockstud pumps. I am particularly fond of the kitten heel style. I can not justify the splurge of $995.00 (especially on a kitten heel). So, I am always looking for the similar style for less. 




At last, I have found a pair that isn't a blatant knockoff but still has the feminine yet edgy look that makes me love the Valentino Rockstud pumps so much. Gilt.com gets me all of the time with their amazing sales! But, seriously, these shoes are totally worth every single penny. Check them out below:













For under $100 dollars, these are sure to make even the pickiest fashionista happy! 




Happy Shopping! 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lust List - Forever 21

I gave up clothes shopping for lent. (Give me strength, LOL) 




But, of course I am still online browsing. But, I haven't purchased anything yet. Here is my lust list with all items from Forever 21-- one of my favorite places to shop for trendy items and the price is always right!



This jumper is beautiful. I love the pattern! It would be great by the beach, over a bathing suit. And can even be dressed up for night time. All in all, I am obsessed! 


Find it HERE





This blazer is beautiful and florals are always a must for Spring



Find it HERE





I love Ivory. And, I love a good crop top -- here is the best of both worlds. It looks cozy, too!







Find it HERE



These shoes speak for themselves. I don't think I need to profess my love for them. I know they will be sold out, very shortly! LOL


Find them HERE




I love this backpack, it is great for travel or even to wear around all day. I must admit, it would make my shoulder happy from my everyday bag that has everything in it, to be evenly distributed across both of my shoulders. Comfort and style. Great combo!



Find it HERE






What will you be purchasing for Spring?  Let me know in the comments! 


BTW, a giveaway is coming soon!! You will love it ;)

Hope you're enjoying the extra hour of sunlight, loves!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker Shoe Line SJP

If any show glorified shoes, it is of course "Sex and the City". I, like almost every other female in the world, loved the show. Everyone had a character they could relate to or somewhat relate to. And, of course everyone loved Sarah Jessica Parker's a.k.a Carrie Bradshaw shoe addiction in the show. She was often forgoing her rent in the show to get shoes.


And, who could forget the shoe that so many brides wore as their something blue shoe for their wedding Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Satin Pump  -- or as many call it the Manolo Blahnik Something Blue shoe - it is iconic. If I am in a store and I see them, I immediately think of "Carrie Bradshaw" it is impossible not to.



Source - Bergdorf Goodman 



Ever since her show, Sarah Jessica Parker has been recognized as a style icon. She has undeniable elegant style. And her shoe collection, SJP is out in Nordstrom TODAY.  Sarah Jessica Parker joined forces with Manolo Blahnik CEO George Malkemus - The shoes are gorgeous, needless to say! Here are some beautiful shoes from the line:



Source Shefinds.com HERE








Source: Google Images









I absolutely adore the mint color shoes in the picture above this! And, I love the ones with the flower too!! SJP always has a way of wearing a huge flower and making it work! 



Will you be buying any shoes from the SJP line? 


Let me know your thoughts! 


Save Money and Save Makeup -- Useful tips for makeup lovers and beauty addicts.


It goes without saying that when you invest in any makeup, no matter what the price is, you want it to last. I know I always try to get the most from my makeup. That is why I now store it in my drawer of my vanity, keeping it away from as many germs as possible. I used to keep them in a acrylic case. I feel that look has become a bit dated. I still love it, but from moving from a house to a condo, I definitely don't need excess things hanging around. So, everything is neatly tucked away in a drawer. I do this for another reason, light can oxidize things. I don't want my foundation to oxidize. 


As a woman who wears makeup all of the time, I think anything we can do to prolong the use of our makeup is good for our wallets and good for our skin. For reference, you shouldn't keep makeup too long as it can harbor bacteria. And, that is one thing you need to be conscious of. Mascara gets tossed every 3 months. I get my mascara at the drugstore, so that doesn't bother me much. Check out the Mascara I swear by and is only $6.99  HERE




Source: Google Images


In addition to this, I clean my brushes weekly to keep everything sanitary. I wipe the outside of my makeup bottles and palettes with alcohol wipes. I keep natural hand sanitizer in my makeup drawer and clean my hands as I apply makeup. I also use a great product I was sent, called Every Drop Beauty find it HERE





Source: Google Images



It is important to make your makeup last. And, I am always researching ways to do so, check out this article I found on the HSN community blog about Saving money and Makeup HERE


Also, you should definitely take a peek at HSN new beauty section. They have updated the layout and everything is fresh and modern looking. This isn't your mommas HSN anymore. It is a great place to obtain great values and amazing beauty products:


Please check out their Spring Beauty Must Haves HERE


And their revamped beauty page equipped with everything from  bejeweled brushes to foundation, nail polish and more  HERE



Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sephora Upside Down Mascara

If you actively read my blog, you know that I am always on a quest to make my eyelashes, longer, fuller and full of DRAMA. I am always looking for new innovative mascaras and eyelash serums to give my eyelashes some added oomph. I know, isn't every other girl doing the same thing? Chances are, if you are reading this, you want to achieve bold, fierce lashes. 




I am dying to try the latest mascara from Sephora. Sephora has come along way with their makeup line and I have at least 10 items in my makeup stash that are by Sephora brand. I think I am going to head out today and check this mascara out to give you guys every detail. But, I just had to post about it because it looks amazing and it is also paraben, sulfate and phthalate-free formula. Which, I love. The less chemicals the better in my opinion. 


Read:  How to Make Your Real Lashes Look 5 Times Longer - HERE

Read Post - Eyelash Extensions Experience : HERE








I am in love with the new wand design. I am always up for trying something new! 


"For ultimate volume, use the open wand by placing lashes between the upper and lower mascara brush to coat each lash with 360 degrees of volumizing pigment. To achieve a wide-eyed, long lash look, use the dual brush closed for maximized delivery. Create defined lower lashes with the closed mascara brush. Feeling bold? Use all three techniques together for a maximized lash effect."




Check out some awesome Sephora Coupons and Coupon Codes http://www.couponmate.com/?s=sephora&submit=Search%21





I am hoping it lives up to the claims. It looks like it might. I like the new design and I am so excited to try it! 





Have you tried it? Are you going to try it, let me know! I love hearing from you!


Check it out HERE


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Pinot's Palette - Paint, Drink, Have Fun

Are you looking for an interesting twist on your usual Girls Night Out? Are you tired of the same old scene? 


Pinot's Palette is opening in Staten Island, New York. This Saturday, March 1st. So grab your friends and come enjoy a great time with Pinot's Palette!

 The idea behind Pinot's Palette is to be able to sip wine and create art. It is the first upscale paint & sip studio to be offered on Staten Island. In two or three hours, their customers can create any number of  festive, whimsical and pretty paintings while sipping on your favorite wine or beer. No art experience is required – just a sense of fun! 

I think this is a remarkable alternative to be able to let your imagination wander and create a piece of artwork that you can treasure forever, or to have something memorable from a special event that you may have partaken in. You can bring your friends or even a date! From their main room to their party room, the opportunities of what Pinot's Palette has to offer are endless.

It is a unique and cultural idea for birthday's, girls night out, bachelorette parties, even children's parities! (Minus the alcohol of course!) You can even purchase gift certificates! Talk about cutting-edge in terms of gift giving. 


To register for your next class click - Pinotspalette.com/ellisstreet/classes


Here is a video from Pinot's Palette Youtube channel to give you a complete feel on what Pinot's Palette has to offer:






You can also check out Pinot's Palette on the web directly HERE




When: Saturday, March 1st, 2014
Where: Pinot's Palette, 20 Ellis Street, Staten Island, NY 10307




Let me know if you're going to be going to the opening, as I am sure you will have an amazing time!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness - Beauty Of Hope

My dear friend, Fashion Illustrator Carlos Marrero brings stylish sparkle to the fight against breast cancer with his first-ever sculpted shoe.













Not only is this a gorgeous creation that you could display with honor in your home or office, or really anywhere,but the proceeds will go to benefit Breast Cancer Research. 



This hits home with me as my grandmother is a breast cancer survivor. I encourage anyone who loves shoes to get this, this may be the first pair of shoes you get that would go to INCREDIBLE use. And, also, a great gift for anyone that has affected by breast cancer.



Only if enough orders are received will this limited edition be created.





It may seem a hassle to pick up the phone and order, but it’s for a worthy cause and I hope you will be inspired to do so! You can pre-order today, details below:

Just call: 1-800-545-2077 toll free and ask for“Beauty of Hope”

Item # 09-05728-001

Price: $29.98 + $8.99 shipping and service (You will NOT pay until the Shoe goes on production)

(They will say that is OUT OF STOCK, Just Say you want to PRE-ORDER ANYWAY!!)






Let me know if you place this order! I would love to hear from everyone about this! 










Not only is this something I think is great for every shoe-lover, but it is also going to a great cause!! 







Look forward to hearing from everyone, about this


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Splurge vs. Steal

Every now and then I like to do a splurge vs. steal article. Because, let us all face it, if you can get the look for less, why not? I don't condone knockoffs but, if someone makes something strikingly similar to shoes that cost $857.00 I think it is my civic duty to let my readers know!


I have loved the Valentino Garavani Rockstud Pumps since I first laid eyes on them in Saks. But, to be honest, I would rather invest in my shoes and the studs threw me off a bit, I feel like they are more of a trendy shoe than a classic. So, I have never purchased them. But, I do love the look of them.










My shoe closet has expensive shoes in it! But, they are all shoes I can wear for years to come. I typically invest in shoes that I know I will be able to wear for the next 10 years. And, that helps me justify a heftier price tag.




I finally found shoes that resemble the Valentino Rockstud Pumps!! And, they're $25.99!! Yes, you read that right $25.99 (Does Backflip*)






You can find them here :






*Disclaimer -  I have never ordered from this site before! But, I am going to give it a try. I hope this inspires you to save a little money in your piggy bank!!! 



Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Miami Blogger's Closet Event

I am delighted to announce that I am going to be a part of an incredible blogger event, in Miami.  



The concept is so interesting and I think everyone will enjoy it!


Myself and several Miami Fashion Bloggers are cleaning out our closets! And we are doing it at Emena Spa in the design district in Miami on January 25, 2013 from 7:00pm-10:00pm. 



I will personally, be bringing items with labels such as Isabel Marant and Three Floor and maybe just maybe some Alexander Wang shoes. I know there will be great fashion finds as the bloggers involved are incredible.



Here is the blogger lineup:



Lynnette Joselly from www.LynnetteJoselly.com

Ang from www.styledwithpoise.com

Sharly from www.fortheloveoffashionblog.tumblr.com

Tiffany from www.yourfashionbible.wordpress.com

Veronica from www.fiercelythriftin.com

Lauren from www.LaurenBeautyTips.Blogspot.com


And, myself. Be prepared because it looks like this is going to be fabulous. If you live in or around Miami, grab your girlfriends and come out and shop and party. We are so lucky to have incredible sponsors and there will be fabulous GOODY BAGS!!!




 --- SHOP OUR CLOSETS ---







Sponsored by :



74th Terrace

Allusions by A. Lekay

Fashion Happy Hour

Just Be Cosmetics


Lavilin


Jendayi Designs


Stylit




January 25, 2013  from 7:00pm- 10:00pm at Emena Spa  located at 4100 NE 2nd Avenue Suite 301 Miami, FL  33137







Grab your girlfriends and come stop by!


Monday, January 6, 2014

Eyelash Extensions


I am blessed to have thick eyelashes! However, they are pin straight and I have to curl them like crazy and load on mascara. I was always skeptical on getting eyelash extensions! I always thought mine wouldn't last or they would make my real lashes fall out.



On Instagram, I was so lucky to come across Ana, who is local here in Miami. I went to meet her at Salon Vaso on 1500 Alton Road in South Beach Miami (Website HERE).

She also works in Aventura Florida at Aventura Laser & Electrolysis Spa Website HERE





I went over everything with her. She is very clean and sanitary and as an esthetician, I know exactly what to look for. Everything was neat and clean and felt sterile, which I LOVE!


She also has her own website for eyebrow makeup HERE




She threaded my eyebrows, which were so unruly because I let them grow out because I knew Ana had a plan to shape them properly. And, I have to say my eyebrows have never looked as good as they do since Ana has threaded them. Another positive is I barely felt any kind of pain when she threaded my eyebrows. I have had bad experiences with it before. But Ana made the process much easier on me! (THANK GOODNESS!)

BEFORE
No Makeup No threading 

You can see how grown out my eyebrows were if you look at the left eyebrow 
Also, you can see that my lashes are stick straight.





She also did a set of Lash Extensions on me. It was painless and everything that she did was sanitary and maintained a high level of standard considering as far as everything goes for lashes!

They looked incredible! She did such a wonderful job. I went to New York to visit my family and sell jewelry from my own jewelry line HERE  and everyone complimented my eyes! It was not only the eyelash extensions that looked AMAZING but she really shaped my eyebrows perfectly!


I also fill in my eyebrows now with her brand that she created called Browlash -- I am in love with the products from her line. Especially, her brow trio palette! It has a darker shade for brunettes and a lighter shades for blonde and a wax to make it all waterproof and it includes an angled brush. I mix all 3 and customize my color. It is truly great for a girl on the go and is amazing for your morning or night routine!

Find the Brow Trio Powder HERE




If you are in the Miami or Avenutra area, I highly suggest giving Ana a visit at either one of her locations! She has made my eyebrows and lashes so beautiful! 


Here are some after photos -- I didn't take many up close photos because right after this I took a red-eye into New York. But, I enjoyed my lashes for about 3 weeks and my eyebrows definitely need to see Ana again! 



After -- Freshly threaded eyebrows and lash extensions

The shape of my brow was defined with the Brow Trio Powder. Ana Shaped my eyebrows in a way that  completely lifted my eye shape. Then, we have my eyelash extensions and it gives you such a refreshed and awakened look! 

I adore the way she did my eyebrows and lashes! I have no mascara on in this photo. My brows are filled in with Browlash Trio Powder and I have NO MAKEUP other than lipstick on. 

Ana & I

She is such a kind person as well! And her eyebrows speak for themselves!



I HIGHLY recommend giving Ana a visit!


If you're local or even if you're on vacation for a pick me up!


If you do go to her mention my blog!!


Enjoy Loves!!