What I like about dressing up for the summer is breaking out of my neutral-toned wardrobe. During the colder season, I tend to stray away from anything colorful, jewelry included. If I do wear anything in a brighter hue, I feel as I’m forcing myself to dress differently. While during the summer I gravitate towards the season picturesque setting, and it reflects in my day-to-day wear. My favorite colorful item to help match the summer vibes is earrings. I carefully chose three beautiful earrings you need to secure for your summer wardrobe. Continue reading
Instead of getting tattoos of your favorite painting, you can skip the pain and price with Hot Sox wearable art series…
As an NYC native, attending museums became second nature to me when I was growing up. I remember being one of the few students in elementary school taking long pauses wondering why the artist used a special paint or color. While other kids shrugged off museum lectures, I remember taking as many notes as I could. Art has always been a huge inspiration to me in my writing, the way I dress and in my own personal paintings. Getting to wear a work of art is a spectacular way to pay homage.
We all know financially men make more than women, although withholding the same place in a corporate setting. The unfortunate fact was drilled into my head when my former high school professor educated me. Gazing through the printout in front of me, at the harsh men vs. women statistics, it boiled my blood. I could not come to terms with the fact not only women are expected to do everything, at the end of the day we will just make less than our male coworker.
Given the facts of a sexist commercial work structure, many women drift off and decide to start their own business. Many women including myself have found ways to balance their jobs and personal lives seamlessly, remain high in the face of incredible challenges, and compete against even the toughest competitors.
For me to get in a holiday dancing spirit, I played “Sleigh Ride” by TLC. After belting out the lyrics,
Just hear those sleigh bells jing-a-ling
It’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is fallin
And friends are calling you
I was pumped to go to my friend holiday party. For my holiday party makeup look, I decided to use GA-DE Cosmetics Fall 2016 collection for the reason of the perfect elements it has to create the holiday makeup go to look, the smokey eye.The selection included a basic matte eyeshadow palette with a range of warm earth tones mix with festive gray hues.First I used the lightest color in the kit on my eyelids.Then I worked the chocolate shadow into the light color and slightly above the lid creases.After that, I use the gray/black shade a little past the outer corner of the lids.I use the caramel tone eyeshadow to outline my bottom eyelashes to make my eyes pop.To blend the colors together, I used the second lightest shade and patted my eyelids repeatedly until each color looked like it was tied together.
As we welcome December with snow flurries and holiday music we often go on a Christmas shopping spree. You are probably spending your downtime searching through google crossing off everyone’s gift list. You should do yourself a favor while you’re on the search engine looking for gifts for other people. Take the time out and write your personal wish list for Christmas.You deserve it, especially after going out of the way to make sure everyone has a gift for the holidays.Take the chance this year and go out of the way for yourself. Continue reading
Last week I hung out with my cousin who was biting her nails, fussing about prom.She has been fussing about it since the first day she attended school this year.I told her the best time to start shopping for her dress is in January. She looked at me and told me she doesn’t want to commit until March since prom is in May! I explained to her it’s best to start sooner than later when it comes to shopping for a dress that seems red carpet worthy. Then she began to cry what if I don’t find anything that will fit? I responded remember the “Twilight” book/movie craze? She replied, of course, I remember, I was a middle schooler, it wasn’t that long ago! I chuckled, and after agreed with my cousin it wasn’t that long ago. Continue reading
Fumbling to put on my false eyelashes was due to my excitement with a hint of stress.I was super excited to attend my first Beautycon. However, the hint of fear kicked in when I realized I’m running almost three hours late.I was practicing my breathing exercises I learn through a yoga workshop to help relief my stress.The breathing exercise surprisingly was working while I finally aced putting the false eyelashes on my eyelids.I did not want to go to a beauty event without a full face makeup look; It may seem overdramatic, but I felt it was necessary for me to go made up.Other than practicing my breathing exercises requesting an Uber ride eliminated my stress of FOM (fear of missing out.)Before I knew it, I was well on my way to my first Beauty Con.
Think about the Soho sneakerhead who is a little overly obsessed with Kanye West’s fashion line. I’m hinting at Yeezy Fall 2015 collection, models wearing oversized tees and body stockings. A “Soho Sneakerhead,” one who is trend driven, a perfect candidate to wear meggings without breaking a sweat. I also firmly believe in wearing the fitted style you must be a man who loves wearing skinny jeans.
I challenged my roommate who religiously wears skinny jeans to test a pair of men leggings from Kapow Meggings.
You snooze your annoying alarm clock a couple of times; it’s ok we all been there.Looking at the alarm and realizing you barely have time to put on your game-face for work, you start to sweat.Don’t panic worrying about running late to work.Here is a 15 min. makeup routine you can honestly stick to.