Sunday, December 20, 2015

Outfit of the Day: Fall Weather Is Here

I have been lacking on my outfit of the days, but yesterday I made it a point to take a few photos for you loves.  We finally got one day of cold weather so I took advantage of it.  I've been on the bargain hunt lately, so I got some great deals on my outfit details below.

Outfit deets:
Jacket:  JC Penney
Shirt:  Bebe
Skirt:  Forever 21
Boots:  Madden Girl

Thursday, December 17, 2015

My Top 5 Body Moisturizers

I thought that I would share some of my favorite moisturizers, especially since the winter season is approaching.  These moisturizers are my go to fall/winter "moisture keepers".  I favor thick, heavy creams that have natural products such as shea at the top of the ingredient list.  I also seek products where water and glycerin are the primary ingredients over parabens and mineral oil.  You can get most of these items below for great retail value.  Check out my picks.  What's yours?  Stay FABULOUS!

1.  The Body Shop

2.  Sephora Super Supreme Body Butter

3.  Bath and Body Works Lotion

4.  Loccitane

5.  Jergens Shea Butter Lotion

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Birthday Behavior (Winter OOTNs)

Hey Loves!  I had this plan to upload this elaborate lookbook with my fall outfits, but you know the way life works out lol, I was not able to get footage from my birthday trip nor any other fall excursions.  I took a trip to Las Vegas this for my birthday.  I had such a great time that I neglected my camera.  By the way we should all do that sometimes...too much camera means you weren't making enough time for fun.  I like to keep things simple so enjoy the pics below!  Stay FABULOUS!

Dress:  Asos, Jacket:  Bebe, Shoes:  Target

Dress:  Asos, Jacket:  JC Penney

Dress:  H & M

Dress:  H & M

Dress:  Asos, Jacket:  JC Penney

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Is A Job in Beauty Really All That Glamorous?

For many, a job in the beauty world of hair, makeup, skincare, etc. is the ultimate dream job.  But, are these jobs really that glamorous?  You see many celebrity artists and famous youtubers praising their jobs and new found happiness.  But, is it the same for other members in the beauty world?  There are many pro's and con's to any job or profession, and personal choice is the determining factor in choosing the best route of employment. 

Let's talk about some of the difficulties or cons that may arise while working in the beauty world.  My personal first concern is having to maintain the image of being "put together".  In any beauty job, your expectation is to look the part of being beautiful.  You need to maintain hair, nails, makeup, skincare, clothing, etc. at all times regardless of how crappy your feel.  Your buyers purchase beauty items based on their first impression of the item, which is you, the employee.  I must admit that I am not a glamour person every day, and I tend to have some lazy days of no makeup.  But, when I began working at a beauty store, the option for a lazy day was not available.   That is not a big con and will most likely not be a con at all for those who love to be glamorous everyday, all day.  Another concern is benefits.  Let's just be real; we need health insurance, retirement, life insurance etc.  These options are usually cheaper through an employer, because they may pay part of your benefit costs.  So unless you work for a large corporation like Mary Kay, MAC, department stores (Nordstrom, J C Penney, etc.), salons, etc., freelance and self employed individuals may spend more dollars obtaining these necessities.  For the "in demand" beauties, traveling and demanding work schedules can be daunting.  Many great artists were at some celebrity's beck and call at some point....traveling, on call, working long hours.  Many artists travel for classes, appearances, etc.  This can have a negative affect on one's personal, family, relationships.  I am quite sure that I did not scare you away, because that is not my intention whatsoever.

So why join the beauty world?  Why not?  Beauty is a large industry and is doing very well on the market globally.  Get a job doing something you love and get paid big bucks to do so.  For many this is an opportunity to travel and network...this could aid in you in achieving your personal goals to maybe own a business, create a product, and so on.  The market and the demand for beauty does not look like it is decreasing any time soon.  More and more products are being created to make us look our best physically and mentally.  There are more outlets to advertise the beauty world now than ever before.  Even if you pick up a part time job, like myself, it is an opportunity to sharpen your skills, get the scoop on what's new, and enjoy a little gratis! 

So, what about you?  Do you work in beauty?  Do you want a career in the beauty industry?  Stay FABULOUS!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

What Trends To Expect For Spring 2016

So the buzz now is what trends to expect for Spring 2016.  Fashion Week can be a bit overwhelming with many designers presenting their latest collections.  From a non-designer/non fashion expert point of view, the object is to figure what trends can we grasp from the extreme representations on the runway.  A consensus from many editors have revealed the following trends for spring 2016:  lace, 70s, raiffa/fringe, low rise, off the shoulder, tye dye, white shirt, Victorian, net, orange, and more.  What's your favorite?  Stay FABULOUS!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

My Top Mascaras for 2015

1.  Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
I have previously written a review for this mascara.  This is currently my favorite mascara on the market.  It performs wonders on my short lashes.  This mascara retails for 23.00 USD.

2.  Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 in 1 Mascara
Tarte's most popular Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 in 1 mascara can be easily listed as one of my top mascaras in the high end market.  Tarte claims this it is lengthening, curling, volumizing, and conditioning mascara.  This mascara does a great job of separating, lengthening, and volumizing my lashes.  It retails for 21.00 USD, which is similar to pricing in high end market.

3.  Urban Decay Perversion
This gorgeous black mascara will make your lashes look super dramatic.  Great formula that lengthens more that volumizes but is still a great all around mascara.  Try it with the subversion mascara primer, and your lashes will reach the sky.  The mascara retails for 22.00 USD.

4.  Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes Mascara
The mascara with the funky wand.  This mascara is different than many including a round bristle ball at the end of the wand.  This mascara is great for getting down to the root of your lashes and creating great separation.  I love applying this mascara before applying a dark lengthening mascara like Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.  It works wonders on your lower lashes as well.  This mascara retails for 31.00 USD. 

5.  Benefit They're Real
This is a great mascara that gives the appearance of false lashes.  The formula is not my can be a bit drying.  It has an amazing wand and really makes you questions whether or not those lashes are real.  The mascara retails for 24.00 USD.

6.  Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash
This is a great mascara for volumizing and separating my lashes.  A large rubber wand similar to Benefit's They're Real Mascara, this mascara is a great all around performer.  The mascara retails for 19.00 USD.