Seeing a little more clearly

Seeing a little more clearly

I have something to confess. I’m always wearing glasses in my photos, but I don’t really need them to help me see more clearly.

In fact, my desire for wanting to sport glasses goes as far back as I can remember. There was that one time in middle school when I tried to purposefully squint in class with hopes of worsening my vision, all so I could get glasses. Or that one time in college when I convinced my parents I had bad vision, so I could buy expensive black-rimmed frames (sorry mom if you’re reading this).

I guess it’s pretty silly. Who really wants worse vision?! I definitely don’t now that I’m older. With a little hindsight and much more wisdom, I’m super grateful that I’ve gone through 27 years of life seeing clearly. However, the fashionista in me will always want to wear the latest trends. The good news? Coastal offers trendy glasses that can come with or without a prescription. How cute are the Kam Dhillon Crawford frames I’m wearing in the above pic?

It’s also cool to buy from a brand that has such an amazing mission. They have a buy one give one program, which aims to improve life by improving sight. After all, sight is one of our most important senses as it enables us to read, learn, work and enjoy life. When your sight is hindered, it can really take a toll, making life a bit harder to navigate. The brand’s partnership with Essilor Vision Foundation helps them fulfil this incredible mission on a global scale.

Use code “Publyssity” for buy one get one free on eyeglass frames *some exclusions apply. I listed some of my favorite styles below. Let me know what pair you end up with! Can’t wait to see the pics.

The World’s Most Flattering Swimsuit

The World’s Most Flattering Swimsuit

I can’t get enough of my new Coco Reef swimsuit (pictured above), so I wanted to share why and also link to it for you guys to get your own!

First of all, you guys know I’m a curvy girl (I’m talking DD’s over here) and it can be really hard to find swimsuits that fit right. What I love about this brand is that you can pick the tops by cup size, which allows for so much comfort and a perfect fit. Also, the top I’m wearing in the above photo can be tied multiple ways, so you can wear it a few times, but styled differently to trick people into thinking it’s an entirely different suit. As for the bottoms, I chose to go with the high-waisted bottoms because, #flattering. Again, they were super comfortable.


How to Prep for Holiday Party Season

How to Prep for Holiday Party Season

It’s holiday party season and I’m sharing tips and product recommendations to help you prep for your next night out! First, let’s start with the beauty routine.

I love to prep my skin before I begin makeup application and lately I’ve been really into exfoliating my face since it tends to get really dry in the winter. I’ve been using the Primal Life Facial Kit, Quiver Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush, along with face wash to rid of dead skin, help with fine lines/wrinkles and to tighten and tone. Quiver’s sonic vibrations stimulate your facial muscles and help increase collagen production- leaving your skin looking lifted, more awake, incredibly beautiful and wonderfully balanced- 100% naturally. (Ps: use this code PLOBOXX17 for 20% off a future purchase!)

Now that my face is washed, I move on to grooming to make sure everything is in tip-top shape. I’d recommend using Nad’s Facial Wand Eyebrow Shaper to achieve perfectly-shaped eyebrows. It’s super easy to use and the SlimTip Precision Applicator is filled with a natural, non-heat formula that washes away with water. Seriously the quickest and easiest way to do touch-ups at home.

Ok, so now that my eyebrows are looking fierce, it’s time for makeup. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with the Whoosh Beauty Fold Out Face palette, which is an entire beauty bag that fits in the palm of your hand, including universally flattering eye shadows, flawless complexion coverage, dark and light contouring powders, cool and warm blushes. Plus, it even has a must-have highlighter. I’m obsessed because this palette is literally a one-stop shop for all of your makeup  needs. (Ps: Use code: BB15OFF for 15% off your Woosh Beauty purchase!)

Now that you’re looking fabulous, fix up your hair in loose waves and spray on some perfume in your pulse points
(wrists, neck, décolletage). I’ve been loving Paris Hilton’s new feminine fragrance, ROSÉ RUSH Paris Hilton. It floral and rose petal notes, lychee, papaya and amber.

Lastly, pick out an outfit that you know will turn heads. I love to wear something simple (either black or red), with one statement piece. I’ve been especially loving my Vince Camuto “Chelsea” boots lately (yes, they’re leopard)! They have triangular panels of goring, a rounded almond toe and a matching pull tab.

Now you’re ready to go!

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The Victoria’s Secret Model Makeover: Tips & Tricks

The Victoria’s Secret Model Makeover: Tips & Tricks

Disclaimer: a 5’3 girl is writing this post

Tonight is the night – the 2017 VS Fashion Show will air featuring a bevy of toned models with legs for days and perfect beachy-wavy hairdos. Everyone will criticize the models, but really we just want to be them (at least I do).

Unfortunately for me, I can’t grow 7+ inches overnight, but what I can do (and you can too) is mimic the same look at home. We all know beauty comes from within, but nothing is a bigger confidence booster than knowing you look and owning it.

Let’s start with the hair and makeup. VS is famous for their signature beachy-wavy hair look. Last year, they partnered with Beachwaver to provide the hair tools and styling for the show (I’m not sure if they’re partnering with them again this year). And let me just tell you, this hair tool seriously makes curling your hair look like a walk in the park. See the below video.

So to me, this is a must-have. Plus, if you consider yourself someone who isn’t very good at styling hair, this thing looks FOOL proof. I’m ordering one now… You can get your own by clicking the photo below.

Next up is makeup. You’ve probably noticed that the models don’t wear anything too heavy or thick. Makeup is generally kept very natural and “glowy” looking. As such, I’d recommend sticking with these essentials: a highlighting palette (to use as your highlight and eye shadow), a colored in brow (not too heavy!), a sweep of blush and a nude lip. I’ve linked to some of my favorite and go-to products below in each of these categories.

Now onto the wardrobe essentials. Nothing makes me feel like more of a VS Angel than my pink silk robe. Real talk – I wanted a robe for my photographs so I ordered this one off of Amazon for $14.99. This taught me that you really don’t need to spend a lot for something so simple because it looks just as nice as an expensive robe. Plus, I can’t even explain how much use I’ve gotten out of this thing… I wear it when I’m getting ready and have shot in it multiple times.

Lastly, all angels need one final thing – a good push up bra. Let’s face it, there is no way those models have big boobs because literally nothing on them is big. This is where Victoria Secret hit the jackpot by creating a bra that literally gives anyone cleavage – the Bombshell Bra, which is touted to “add two cup sizes”.  Fortunately for me, I don’t need help in this department, but for those of you that do – this this WORKS. I know because I’ve had friends wear it.

That’s a wrap! I hope this tips inspired you to unleash your inner-angel. I don’t expect you to try these tips tonight (it is a Tuesday after all), but you better order everything in time to spice up your weekend a bit!



A Hat for Every Occasion

A Hat for Every Occasion

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If you’ve browsed my blog or seen my Instagram feed, you know I’ve got a thing for hats. I just really believe that accessories help elevate any outfit or look. However, a lot of the hats I wear in my posts either are sold out or no longer available. Since I’m always getting so many messages about them, I wanted to create a little collection of my favorite hats for you.

So from berets to newsboy caps to beanies, you’ll have a hat for every occasion. PS. they sell out FAST, so if you see something you like, snag it while you can! I tried to pick items that are under $100 and in most cases $50!


Newsboy Caps