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 bomb.com 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!

Berets

Newsboy Caps

Beanies

How to Crack the Fashion Week Code

How to Crack the Fashion Week Code

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Is it really here ALREADY? Wow, time really flies. I can’t believe this is my fifth year attending Fashion Week.

I actually have a funny little tidbit to share – in college, my roommate Amanda and I made bucket lists in the notepad section of our phones and I still have it to this day (I’m always trying to check things off – I’ve done about half). Number 34 on my list (yes, it’s a long list) was “Go to New York Fashion Week,” and it feels crazy to realize how many times that dream has become a reality now.

To quote Kim Zolciak – “dream, believe, and receive!”

Anyway, with New York Fashion Week upon us, I wanted to share some tips for those of you that are interested in getting involved this season. My favorite thing is to mentor college students or interns because I know how much the people that mentored me really swayed my career path. So for those of you want to learn a few tips, keep reading.

TIPS FOR THOSE LOOKING TO GET A FOOT IN

Reach out to smaller brand’s or designers to see if they’re doing anything for fashion week: You’ll have a better shot at getting a foot in with a new and emerging brand vs. a big one like Alexander Wang

Offer to help a brand or influencer (basically act as an intern): Brand’s an influencers are all looking for some extra help during the hectic time. Reach out to a brand or influencer you admire to see if they need help taking photos, getting ready or with anything at all. It may be the ticket in you’re looking for

RSVP to shows via the NYFW schedule: Some brand’s list their RSVP information publically. All you need to do is google the NYFW schedule, click on the shows you’re interested in and RSVP. There’s a chance you may not here back, but there’s also a chance you may 😉

TIPS FOR THOSE WHO ALREADY HAVE A FOOT IN

Share industry invites and contacts with friends with expand your event/show list: My friends and I all share our invites and contacts with one another so we can 1. Attend the same shows (so much more fun with a friend) and 2. Help each other out in the process

Team up with a media partner and to offer more brand awareness: Ask a big media company to partner up for a Snapchat or Instagram Story takeover to show that you’ll be reaching a larger audience outside of just your own

When in doubt, talk your way in: Look I’m just being honest here… and brands will hate to read this (sorry!), but it’s just the truth – every fashion week bloggers and influencers just talk their way into shows. It’s just what happens. I’m not saying actually sneak in around the back or anything like that, but rather suggesting you show up, say you RSVP’d and see what they say. 9/10 times they let you in.

Not invited, but still want to have a presence? Take photos in front of the show: All of the main photogs wait outside of the big shows to take photos of celebrities and top influencers. If you don’t have a ticket inside, it doesn’t mean you can’t try to stun outside the show by catching the eye of a photog.

I’m Still Obsessed with #MillennialPink…

I’m Still Obsessed with #MillennialPink…

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with with Stylinity, Topshop and Chinese Laundry

You might remember I wrote a post about #MillennialPink a few weeks back. Well, guess what? I’m still not over it and as I guessed, this trend is here to stay. When I came across this TopShop light pink denim jacket, I knew it had to be mine (I guess love at first sight does exist after all). As much as I love it, I had a harder time styling it than imagined, so when I was sent these block heels from Chinese Laundry, I knew they were a match made in heaven.

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