Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Trend: Statement Rings for less

Big rings can add some spunk to your summer waardrobe and they are affordable too! Teal and peach tones are the perfect  color for statement rings.

H&M ring- $5.95
This statement ring from H&M is affordable and classy! I bought it a few days ago!

Nordstrom ring- $595

 This statement ring from Nordstrom is similar but it is nearly affordable as the H&M ring! It costs exactly 100 times more than the H&M ring.

Skincare for Teens

While a lot of adults worry about wrinkles, teens have a different problem that they face. This is acne. They have to worry about keeping clean and free from dirt of oils which can clog pores.

Recommended Brand: Clean & Clear- Clean and Clear is gentle and is made for teens and does not contain harsh or damaging chemicals.

Skincare Regime for Teens

Step 1: Cleanser- Foaming Cleansers are useful in getting rid of dirt and oil. They should be used twice a day (Morning and Night). One ingredient that is important for cleansers to have is salcylic acid, which helps acne/pimple treatment.

Clean and Clear Morning Burst Cleanser at around $6

Step 2: Exfoliating Scrub- When exfoliating, dead skin cells are being scrubbed off and new skin cells are forming. Buy a gritty scrub but be EXTREMELY gentle and careful, or else you can damage your skin. You don't have to use a scrub every day but about 3 times a week is fine.

Clean & Clear
Sensitive Skin
Step 3: Toner/Astringent -Let your skin AIR DRY. Once it is dry, apply toner to a cotton pad. A toner gets rid of dirt and oil deep down into the pores. A toner should be used in the morning and at night AFTER you wash your face.

Clean & Clear
Morning Glow Moisturizer with
SPF 15

Step 4: Lotion- Let the toner AIR DRY on your skin then apply lotion. In the morning it is important to use a lotion with SPF 15 or higher because you are exposed to UV rays even on a cloudy day.

Clean&Clear Acne Spot Treatment
with salcylic acid
 Step 5: 
 Spot Treatment-
Let your lotion air dry and apply
a spot treatment to any blemish or pimple ypu may have and make sure it contains salyclic acid.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Teen Fashion Advice- Summer

Forever 21: This store is perfect for teens and adults. It has cheap, youthful and classy clothes, here are a few of my pics:

Sunshine Flora Romper- $11.99

This beautiful floral romper is so adorable and perfect for everyday use. Top it off with some nice sandals and you will be ready to head out!
Floral Chiffon Sweetheart Dress- $19.80

This floral dress is fun, flirty, feminie and you can dress it up or dress it down!
Floral Chiffon Sweetheart Dress-$22.80 at Forever 21

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer Fashion for Teens

Beautiful floral dress from Hollister, only 19.75
It's summertime! Schools out, but fashion is always win. Not only do you have to stay cool, but you have to look cool too! In the summer you want to dress casually and comfortably but still add a girly touch.

First pick: Hollister
Hollister is afordable and always offers differnt sales and promotions year round. Go to or check to see if there is one near you!

I especially love their summer dresses and skirts the florals are very young and perfect to express your teen's colorful personality.

Simple tank top $7.75  that can be paired with a beautiful floral skirt, comes in various colors
One of the floral skirts from Hollister that I was talking about

Another Hollister floral dress

Cute Trends:
Denim Shorts- Denim shorts are a great investment and must have for summer wardrobe. Denim shorts will match with any top perfectly. Plain shorts can be paired with a patterned or embroidered top.

White denim shorts from Hollister

Dark wash denim shorts from Hollister

A beautiful blouse is a perfect touch!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Macy's Summer Sale

Hurry up! Thus sale ends tomorrow! If you are looking for a father's day gift, you have found the perfect place. You are bound to find somehting classic for your hubby's wardrobe. All orders taken by June 15th get FREE  Father's Day delivery!

Get FREE shipping and 20% off when you use the promo code SUMMER
Get and extra 10 or 15% off select departments!

Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale

Yay ladies! Victoria's Secret Semi-Annual Sale starts today!
Find discounts on:
25-40% off on bras
25-40% iff on panty sales and specials
Panties 3.99 and up
Bras 14.99 and up
35-50% 350+ selected swim styles
25-65% off 700+ selected clothing styles
40% off on shoes
Orders over $100 get free shipping with promo code: SHIPVS11

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hot Acessories for the Summer

 New Trend: Floral Headbands
Floral headbands are perfect to top off a simple beachy summer look and it is appropriate from all ages. The two pictures on either side are headbands from but similar ones can abe purchased at any Claires, Wal-Mart, or Target.

ASOS Floppy Felt Hat
New Trend: Oversized Hats
Big floppy or straw hats can pull a simple outfit together and give it a refined and classy feel. Plus they are perfect to help protect yourself from those harsh summer UV rays! Practicallity and beauty are combined. Oversized hats are even perfect for a day out on the beach, just make sure it's not windy outside!

ASOS Straw Hat
ASOS Floppy Hat

Monday, June 6, 2011

How To Choose the Best Styling Tools

Choosing good hair tools is very important, it’s a good investment, and usually the good tools if used properly won’t damage your hair and you can achieve the best results.

I am not a big fan of using a hair dryer on a very wet hair (I only do that if I am in a hurry). I usually wash my hair, deep conditioning once or twice a week (summertime is twice a week) and let it air dry for a while until it’s still humid but not completely dry.
I chose Sedu Revolution Pro Tourmaline Ionic, it dries fast, smooth. It’s pricey but really good. The alternative less pricey approach is buying the Conair Infinity Tourmaline ceramic Ionic, which is a great hair dryer too.
I part my hair into sections, clip each one and with the help of a good brush (if you can not afford a Mason Pearson) buy another boar bristle brush.
 Boar bristles are known for their gentleness, while the synethic bristles wound into the brush help dry hair faster.
I use Spornette brushes Spornette Italian Boar Bristle Brush, 3-Inch Diameter because they offer a smooth blowout without tugging at the scalp and after the blow out I wrap my hair and wear a silk cap for a while.
Then I brush my hair with with a good paddle brush with natural boar bristles. ? I suggest buying a Denman's Medium Cushion Brush with Natural Boar Bristles. This brush has good quality and it’s affordable ($18-$25). This one works well on all hair types and lenghs and hair stylist do like them too. You won’t compromise quality and you still affordable.

 If you can actually spend more I suggest buying a Mason Pearson, they are pricey( I was lucky to find a beauty supply that was going out of business and had just one left for a reasonable price and I did not think twice).

The next step for me is using my flat iron. I have been through a couple of cheap and expensive brands and so far the best one for me is Sedu Revolution 1 Inch plate( professional nano tourmaline ionic styling iron). I bought mine at Ulta, but you can also find it at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, it costs $159.95 at Ulta and I used a 20% discount coupon.
Ulta always have coupons( go to their website and search for one), the beauty of buying products at Ulta is that even after using it you can return any product( skin, hair, tools with a receipt for a full refund). Find one close to you, I have found mine.  I bought the REVOLUTION PROFESSIONAL NANO TOURMALINE IONIC STYLING IRON 1 INCH PLATE. Why do I love Sedu so much?

1-It can reach temp up to 450 F, adjustable heating sets allow for perfect temperature control for taming all hair types.( I have thick hair and it works great!!!!)
2- It glides through my hair without snagging or pulling  my hair or breaking it.
3-2 year warranty no questions asked ( who gives that much warranty unless they know their product is high quality)
4- The hair looks, smooth, shiny and silky.
5-The style last longer.

Curling Iron-
I don'y curl my hair often but when I do, it comes to curling irons, I have experience.

Infiniti by Conair® 1-1/2" Curling Iron is perfect for a budget. Will not break or snag at hair, heats up quickly and gives you perfect curls.

A more pricier option is the Sedu Revolution Clipless Curling Iron. Believe me when I say that it is a price worth paying. It leaves a smooth, sily finish to hair and the curls last long.

The Recap and my sugestions:

1-Choose a good brush-  Spornette Italian boar bristle brush,3- inch diameter( For blow outs) Denman’s Medium Brush with natural Boar bristles paddle brush- (for detangling and brush)
2- Hair dryer- Conair Infinity Tourmaline ceramic Ionic( more affordable) or Sedu Revolution Pro Tourmaline Ionic hair dryer.

-Flat Iron- SEDU REVOLUTION PROFESSIONAL NANO TOURMALINE IONIC STYLING IRON 1 INCH PLATE. I would not recommend another one or a comparable alternative because I am a firm believer that you should invest on the best  one if you want to avoid hair damages and get the best job.

Seddu Revolution Ionic Styling Iron
4-Curling Iron- Pearl Ceramic Remington 1, for great salon finish. I have not ried the Sedu curling iron yet but by judging by the performance of their flat iron and hair dryer I would think it should be a good product too. I will try one and I let you know later on.

Sedu Revolution Pro Tourmaline Ionic 
Sedu Revolution Clipless Curling Iron (25 mm) Clipless Curling Iron

Infiniti by Conair Curling Iron

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Color blocking is back!!!! Are you ready for this trend?

Color is always front and center for spring and summer, but, now, it brings edge and a lot of twist. The color- blocking craze can be achieved by combining two complementary colors such as violet and orange or similar colors like violet and blue to create a very fresh and bold look. Celebs like Camila Belle, Katie Holmes and Katie Perry are big fans of this new trend and make it look fabulous. Follow the color guide below to help you mix the perfect combination of shades to pull together your new summer look. You can use bright colors together or you may pair black with other colors (black-cobalt, black-orange, black yellow, etc).
For the people that think this trend is too daring when it comes to wear your clothes you can also bring that to your accessories as well and still look fabulous.

Color blocking can be really fun to wear, so play with it and have lots of fun!
For ideal and modern color pairings, we suggest these colors for you to play with:
  • Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Orange
  • Chocolate Brown, Pink, Peach
  • Purple, Bright Blue, Teal
  • Deep blue, bright pink, White
  • Coral, Grey, Ivory


Friday, June 3, 2011

Makeup Tips for Teens

As a teen, you wnat to let your natural beauty show anad never go over the top with clothing or makeup. This is a lesson on how to apply makeup so it looks like you are barely wearing any.

Step 1: Apply a primer for a smooth base
Step 2: Apply a tinted lotion (for fair skin) with SPF included
Step 3: Appy concealer on small blemishes and under baggy eyes
Step 4: Evenly apply a foundation made for your skin tone and don't overapply or else you may end up looking like you just got off the set or Jersey Shore
Step 5: Eyeshadow- Lightly apply a white/cream color over lids and under brows, apply lighter color on lids and darker color on the crease. This will create a more defined look and add depth.
Step 6: Apply a thin line of eyeliner on top eyelid and on waterline (optional)
Step 7: Apply mascara if needed and top it off with your favortie lip gloss

This is a simple weekend makeup tip that will make your skin appear fresh and toned instead of looking caked up.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Skincare Reccomendations

Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Tone Correcting Concentrated Serum Night, 1 OunceDermalogica Daily Resurfacer, 35 doses (1.75-Ounce)For women in 30's-50's

I have been using Neutrogena for a while now and I have noticing changes in my skin texture and tone. I believe that at this age it is extremely important to start preventive care against future wrinkles. Their ageless intensive line is perfect for the 30's-50's age group.

Face wash
Anti- Wrinkle Deep Wrinkle Eye Cream
Neutrogena Tone Correcting Day Concentrate with SPF 30Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion with SPF 15 and AHA (AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acid which is essential in anti-aging skincare)

Face Wash
Dermalogica Daily Resurfacer ( I recommend buying from Amazon because it is pricey. I paid $66 dollars but amazon has it for about $40. It is worth your money and really works to exfoliate and smooth your skin. It comes with 35 disposable packets, each for 1 usage)
Neutrogena Tone Correcting Night Concentrate
Anti- Wrinkle Deep Wrinkle Serum
Anti- Wrinkle Deep Wrinkle Eye Cream
I have been through many expensive brands and Neutrogena has been proven extremely effective.You can find them at an ULTA, Target, Wal-Mart or Rite-Aid.

CAUTION: Before using any skincare product, check the ingredients label to make sure you do not have an allergy to any indredients.

The Gwen Stephani look

The classic Hollywood look is perfect for an important dinner or a party. Just apply a light coverage and blush with extra eyeliner. Top it off with bright red lipstick and big curls. You can look like Marilyn Monroe and other classic Hollywood actresses. Unleash your bombshell

First Post

Hello guys! New stuff is coming soon once I get this blog up and running so stay tuned!