Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
...try one of the fall make-up trends?
...create a fashion bucket list - things you wish to buy before you die?
...create a style board? Go through magazines and clip out anything that inspires you stylewise - it doesn't have to be clothing or accessories. Then make a collage on a bulletin board with your findings.
...try on a style that you never thought would look good on you? Who knows? It might look great!
...try on a colour you never thought would look good on you?
...learn to shop on eBay? This is my go to place for one-of-a-kind finds and great deals without having to leave my house.
...get friends together for a clothing/accessory swap? With the recession, this is a great way to get new-to-you stuff without paying a dime.
...do some fall closet cleaning/organizing and donate your clothes to charity?
...feed your dog some bacon? Zeke - get off my computer!! Your article isn't until tomorrow!
...get a makeover? Enlist the help of a friend or head to your nearest cosmetics counter for a free makeover.
...try a new hairstyle? Head to your library and check out the hairstyle magazines, or hit the internet and see what the stars are doing, then go to your trusted hairdresser.
...try a new haircolour? Do blondes have more fun? Are redheads truly spicy? Find out by changing your colour. If you don't like it, you can always go back to your original colour.
...take your clothes that don't fit properly to a tailor? Nothing cheapens an outfit faster than clothes that do not fit.
...try on a pair of shoes you would never buy? If you mostly buy heels - try on flats and vice versa.
...buy a statement necklace? Chunky necklaces are in right now.
...put together a bunch of outfits (including accessories), take photos of them and display the photos on the back of your closet door? Thes can be your go-to outfits when you are having a "I don't have anything to wear" day.
...wear red lipstick? EVERYONE can wear red lipstick. You just need to find the shade that is right for you.
...go shopping with a friend who has a different style than you and buy something she suggests?
...check out a thrift shop? I have found great stuff at Value Village, Goodwill, Salvation Army Thrift Store, etc.
...check out a consignment store? Designer ones are a great place to get that piece for your wardrobe that you could never afford brand new.
Let me know what you do and how it works out for you!
Monday, September 26, 2011
Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara & Lash Enhancer Mascara
This product claims to help “lashes grow stronger while visibly adding length and volume”. Once again crap. I used it for an entire month and saw no difference in my lashes whatsoever. It also was a pain to use with its comically oversized brush. In the lengthening and volume department, I had to work at my lashes longer than usual and the result was not worth the effort. Severly disappointed. Instead I will continue to use my CoverGirl VolumeExact Mascara which is easier to use with way better results.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
A black leather purse with studs is rock legend worthy while a brown suede one will appeal to the boho hippy chick. Also look for fringes on shoes and boots.
These wicked shoes are not for schoolgirls anymore. Pair them with wide legged trousers or a sexy pencil skirt.
Glitter has moved from pm to am this fall. Choose from lace, beading, sequins, rhinestones, glitter, and jewels on shoes, purses,
Still going strong it appears that colour blocking is here to stay walking down the runway on purses and shoes.
This print is as popular this fall as leopard used to be showing up on purses, gloves, shoes, and boots. To be fashion foward, wear it in an unexpected colour.
They're baaack and taking fall by storm. Choose from dangerous lace up leather, python, polka dots, lace, faux fur, and the list goes on. While black elbow length seems to be popular, as always there is pretty much every length and colour available.
From delicate to bold, feathers to chains, long earrings are everywhere this fall. To showcase these works of art, keep the rest of your outfit simple with no other accessories.
Don't worry about what your Grandmother has told you - it's okay to wear white after Labour Day! This season designers are making sure you try it out by creating many different styles of purses, shoes, and boots to choose from.
Once again it can be fake! Fur is showing up on purses, shoes, collars, necklaces, belts, hats and more.
I LOVE hats so much and hope more people start wearing them. This fall you can chose from millitary, pillbox, fedora, wide brimmed, beret, and pretty much every other style you can think of. Seen over and over again - any type of hat trimmed with fur.
Zeke the fashion conscious canine will be back tomorrow to let you know of a new style faux paw. I'll see you Monday. Have a good weekend!
Monday, September 12, 2011
The colours to go to for fall are dark and mysterious or natural. You can't go wrong with purple, plum, blue, teal, wine, red, black, silver, pewter, grey, or beige. Make the normal french manicure more modern by using an opague neutral colour like beige instead of pink and black tips instead of white. Also try out the half-moon manicure (shown above) which is very popular.
Friday, September 09, 2011
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Monday, September 05, 2011
- If you want to just cover grey and you don’t have a lot of grey, or just want a temporary change, then choose a temporary colour stain. I love Clairol Natural Instincts Level 2 Non-Permanent hair colour. Because this is not a permanent hair colour, it will not change the colour of your hair from brown to blonde. However, if you have blonde hair, it can colour it a darker shade ie. brown. Even though it’s temporary be careful! If you're blonde and decide to change your hair to a dark brown, it could permanently stain it that colour.
- If you want to actually change your hair colour, then go for a permanent hair colour. My favourites are Perfect 10 and Nice N’ Easy – both by Clairol. Both are great options with easy instructions. It’s important to know that with these products you cannot go from black or dark brown hair to blonde. For dramatic lightening, you need to first buy a colour lifting bleach (I like L’Oreal Paris Perfect Blondissima Crème) and take your natural or dyed hair colour out. When done, your hair will look white, light grey, light orange, or light pink. Make sure it dries completely and then colour your hair with the colour of your choice. I don’t recommend doing something this elaborate if you have never coloured your hair before.
- The best way to keep roots from constantly showing is to stay within three shades of your natural colour. Otherwise you will have noticeable roots within two to three weeks.
- When colouring hair for the first time or trying out a new shade, do it when you have lots of time and not before a big event. By lots of time I mean five to seven days at a minimum before your event. That way if something goes wrong you will have time to head to your nearest salon for some help.