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Beauty Mask For Oily Skin

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Have you been experiencing oily skin? I have; and it’s about time to get a hold of this greasy mess. I’m outside a lot throughout the day and I’m exposed to the sun a lot. I scrub my face daily and apply face moisturizer before leaving the house. If you recall I stated I don’t wear much make-up other than mascara and occasionally I’ll draw the perfect brow. Well this weekend I searched for a home remedy for a facial for oily skin.

Find the recipe here

After the mask was washed off with warm water. My skin felt radiant without the shine. Hopefully this works for at least a few days without looking so greasy. I’ll post an update by Thursday.

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What are some home remedies you ladies have used that’s worked for your skin?

First Lady Style

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No one can deny that our first lady Michelle Obama has impeccable style. She’s a classy woman that know’s how to capture our attention with her unparalleled looks, more than previous first ladies. This Tuesday Trend is all about our First Lady Michelle Obama’s styles.
Check out some of her best moments here.
You rock Ms Michelle Obama!
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Compliments Are Contagious

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When you’re looking good, you’re feeling good automatically. I know I’m not the only person that’s put on a new pair of shoes, walking out of the house feeling confident, waiting for someone to give me a compliment. We buy things to make us happy and truth be told others jealous of our treasures. You can turn the jealousy into a positive mindset by sharing your favorite online boutique or where you got whatever it is someone is dying to get for themselves. Of course not everything can be duplicated like your own unique look. If you’re like me you’re not a twin, and even twins have their own personal style. We’re all not shaped the same nor like the same style. One might like your treasures, but in another color or worn differently than your preference. We just need to spread more positive vibes and not negative hate.

How often do you give compliments to a stranger when you like what they have on? Just the other day a cashier complimented me on a shirt I was wearing. In return I told her where I bought the shirt and how much it cost.  She was elated as she wrote the information down. I felt good knowing that she liked my choice in clothes and good that I made her happy.  I doubt I’ll ever see her wearing it, but I felt good just knowing I put a smile on her face. I see too many girls giving me the side-eye when they’re envious about what I have on. It’s time to stop hating and start encouraging each other to do better. If you want to know about something someone else has, just ask. What’s the worst that can happen? They tell you and you’re able to find the exact item. Or they don’t tell you but you still complimented them and can smile. Life is too short to dislike a stranger because you’re jealous of others. If you want what they have try putting positive vibes in the universe and you too can have what they have.

When was the last time you gave a stranger a compliment?

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Out With The Old In With The New!

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When it comes to making a fashion statement trends always recycle previous styles. I see a lot of girls wearing high waisted pants which were popular in the 70’s. Or snap back hats popular in the 80’s.

I’m looking to make a few changes to my look. Part of my New Years Resolution is to clean out my closet, getting rid of stuff I know for a fact I’m never going to wear. The Goodwill is about to come up! This will be my weekend project. “Out with the old, in with the new!”. I’ll be looking for new designer or statement pieces. Share your favorite online boutique. If you know of any trends you wouldn’t like to see anymore do share. I can’t let my appearance be my interference, time to switch things up.

Who’s your favorite online boutique right now?

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Creating The Perfect Brow

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Do you favor waxing your eyebrows or threading? I get my eyebrows waxed every two weeks from “my friend” Hanna, at my local nail salon. My eyebrows are naturally thin. To make a perfect arch I fill them in with makeup. I recently started following Kelley Baker Brow on Instagram. The way she shapes her clients eyebrows are beyond perfection. She has a Brow studio in Venice, Ca. Her tips help me shape my eyebrows without paying for a professional makeup artist.

Meet Sierra!
Perfectly shaped eye brows

I start with Spiked Eye Brow Crayon to outline the brows, following the shape of my brows with Studio Finish Concealer (NW40). Then use brush number 266 for blending the concealer into my brow lid. These products can be purchased here. This process opens up my face and highlights on my eyes. You can even hide the fact you’re in-between appointments with this technique.

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Waxing fits right in my budget; I’m still able to get the perfect brow with a little makeup. I’ve done threading before, but can’t handle the fact they hold the strings with their mouth. I’m kind of weird about personal hygiene stuff like that… I always think they might slip and the string falls on me from their mouth. OMG I would totally freak out! Has that ever happened to anyone?

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I need to see Hanna asap

Which method  do you prefer?

Are You Dressing for Success?

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Professionally dressed people have more self-respect and confidence to succeed. Our visual aesthetics we present through our appearance is very important. Exceptionally driven people understand, to climb up the ladder, it is mandatory to dress the part.

Looking good requires daily effort on your part. Sometimes,  life’s battle get in the way of our personal focus. Preventing us from keeping up with our regular maintenance, because were juggling multiple things, or putting others before us. Don’t let these road blocks prevent you from succeeding.

I recently purchased a pair of classic black pumps from Guess. I’ve worn them to work recently, receiving many compliments on them. Which in return gave me more confidence to carry a smile throughout the day. Smiling can put us all in a happy mood, that’ll help with our work ethic. When we look good we feel good, so ladies strut your stuff with confidence and go for what you want!

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How important is dressing for success to you?

Bring In The New Year On A Budget

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There are quite a few party themes this year that require you to dress in a certain style. The Great Gatsby, Black and White Gala, Rolling 20’s, or Winter Wonderland are popular closing out 2013. These looks are challenging to pull off-if you’re on a budget. It doesn’t stop just at the outfit. Make-up, hair, nails, and accessories need to complete your ensemble.

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Oldie but goodie dress I’ve had for a few years from H & M

How about recycling an outfit this year? Do you have a dress you worn to an event earlier this year; but didn’t get good use of it? Save a few bucks; by not getting a new dress, and spend on your accessories or other essentials. Most say “this is a no, no” when it comes to fashion. Although, not everyone can afford to buy a new outfit every time their attending a party. Why do you think people look high and low for vintage pieces? They’re once a hit and still can be worn again.

We must keep in mind: ” The clothes does not make the person, the person makes the clothes”. Feel good about yourself with what you have on, it does not matter what you’re wearing, but how you wear it! Don’t worry too much about spending so much money trying to find the perfect outfit. Focus on having fun, and looking forward to becoming the new you for 2014. Let’s be honest; most of us will barely remember parts of the night, let alone what the next hottie or not so hot chick worn.

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How do you choose your nail polish color?

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Do you go with your favorite color; or do you select the color based on the seasons? I spend about 5-10 minutes trying to decide which nail polish would suit me for the next 2 weeks. I check the upcoming weather report, and think about what plans I have coming up. Then I narrow it down to which colors are in season. I try not to pick the same color that I’ve worn in the last few months, because that gets boring for me. I’m not big on designs-one color for all my nails. My pedicure always matches my hands. It is a little dull this way although it compliments my style.photo 2photo 1

I’ve asked a few of my girlfriends; how do they choose their nail polish color. Each of them stated they base their decision on their current mood. If their happy and feeling good, they go for a bold statement color, and a darker color for gloomy days.  Christmas is tomorrow; and I have noticed some woman nails are polished with Christmas designs. This trend is growing fast, and I personally haven’t jumped on board yet. Who knows, maybe next time I might dare myself to do something different and get funky nail art.

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

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Have you participated in the Ugly Christmas Sweater party trend yet? I attended my first one over the weekend in Long Beach, Ca. What a great way to reverse an ugly Christmas sweater, and making it a fashionable item. You can’t just put on the ugly Christmas sweater without pairing it with other holiday accessories. My reindeer headband and bell earrings went perfect to complete my ensemble. I was going to kill them with my look-so I thought! DSCN1547DSCN1544

Everyone had pretty ugly sweaters! The winner @yogiiiblair designed her sweater with all sorts of accessories.  The food was great, the laughs were endless, and the drinks were flowing. For my first Ugly Christmas Sweater Party-I’ll have to say it was a hit! Thank you to my friend @TiffanyLuce for inviting me. DSCN1554

Definitely check out footage from the party by clicking here.