A few weeks ago I attended SOC’s performance at Rutgers New Brunswick’s community day. SOC, Spazz Out Crew, is a local up-and-coming music group that I have had the pleasure of styling for different events. They are a group of young, hardworking talented individuals.
Army Jacket: Vintage/ Jean Shirt: Gap / Tank: Forever21 / Jeans: Old Navy / Scarf: Moms / Shoes: Steve Madden / Purse: JustFab / Glasses: GiantVintage.com
I always thought pink was a color I could never pull off because of my complexion but after testing the waters a bit and trying different shades with lip liners, pink is no long an enemy of mine. I like wearing pink lipstick when I am going for a fun flirty look. I feel pink is one of the most popular lipstick made today, while there are thousands of shades pink as whole is extremely popular. Thinking back to when I was younger, I feel red lipstick was the color of choice, there will billions of shades of red, and now pink is definitely the shade of today!
1. NYX’s- Doll
2. NYX’s- Louisiana
3. Wet n Wild’s- 905D Smoking Hot Pink
4. NYX’s- Paris
5. NYX’s- Spell Bound
6. NYX’s- Fig
7. NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream- Istanbul
8. NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream- Antwerp
9. NYX’s Mega Shine Lip Gloss- Dolly Pink
10. Elizabeth Taylor’s Passion Lipstick- Shade 03
11. Revlon’s- 590 Lilac Champagne
I haven’t had a chance to try on all of these, and yes I continue to buy more lipsticks when I know there are about 20 at home I have yet to wear, SMH. #6 NYX’s Fig and #9 NYX’s Dolly Pink are my favorite. As you can see in the picture, #6 has be used and abused, and melted. It compliments my complexion very well, its a pink that I can grab without putting a lot of thought into it. #9 NYX’s- Dolly Pink is one of my favorite lip glosses (I think every NYX lip gloss I own is a favorite, you cant go wrong with them.) I love adding it over a neutral lip just to give it a little pop of color. The color is so rich that it can be worn by itself, and you won’t feel like you have greasy, shiny lips.
Like my neutrals pink is definitely a go to color for me. If there is a pink that you love, let me know in the comment section below.
Last Friday I took the day off to spend with my girlfriends, while things did not go as planned I still had a good time and the weather was beautiful. That morning I got dressed real quick because I was rushing to see the movie Temptation but I had to wear what I picked out for the remainder of the day. Being that I was in such a rush I was surprised I loved the ensemble that I put together.
Shaw off. This outfit served many purposes that day, the movie outfit, dinner and drinks outfit, and last minute I decided to go to a club, so I put on a fur vest (not pictured)- the club outfit.
Shaw: Thrifted/ Shirt: Forever21/ Pants: Target (old)/ Boots: Daffy’s (dont remember the brand)/ Hat: Old Navy (old)/ Purse: JustFab.com/ Necklace: Vintage/ Bracelets: Aldo, Forever21
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You can never go wrong with a neutral lip. While all neutrals do not work for all complexions there is one out there for everyone. I always go for a neutral when I am just not sure which lipstick will go with my eye makeup. I also opt for a neutral when I don’t want to wear a much of a color but I would like something on my lip.
1. NYX’s Mega Shine Lip Gloss- Copper
2. NYX- Summer Love (Dull Shimmer)
3. NYX- Iris (Shimmer)
4. NYX- Cinnamon (Shimmer)
5. MAC- Touch
6. NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream- Abu Dhabi
7. NYX’s Mega Shine Lip Gloss- Natural
8. NYX- Hermes
9. NYX- Alecto (Shimmer)
10. NYX-Goddess (Shimmer)
#5 and #8 are my favorite neutral lipsticks by far. I always have one or the other in my purse (#8 is melting, smh), just in case I may forget to put on a lipstick when I am heading out. Some neutrals you may need a lipliner. Lipliners are always your friend, you can never go wrong with the right one. #2, #3, #9 and #10 I have never worn, I am not a fan of shimmer as you may know, but maybe one day I may wear them. #6 NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Cream is terrible. My friends and I went semi-crazy trying to get our hands on NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams, lucky I only splurged on two, these things are awful. They do not spread evenly, they just are a waste of money. I do not recommend these to anyone. I am not sure if NYX still has these available.
A neutral lipstick is something every woman needs in her makeup bag. You can never go wrong with the right neutral lip. With spring here and summer around the corner, take some time to test out different neutral lipsticks and find one that works for you.
I have been eyeing Nene Leake’s jeans for a while now. I love the way she wears the distressed jeans they look amazing on her. So me being me, I decided to create my own!
While heading out, I was looking at pictures of Nene’s jeans and I realized I was wearing something very similar.
To get this look I used a good pair of scissors, I cut the hole and used one side of the blade to shred and fray them the cut. I am going to add a larger hole to mine so they are more like Nene’s, or do you think I should do it to a lighter wash jean?
Shirt: Forever21/ Jeans: Old Navy/ Shoes: Steve Madden/ Purse: Thrifted/ Necklace: Thrifted/ Bracelet: Forever21, Aldo, Russell Simmons
This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the meet & greet of fellow blogger, Naty, of A Love Affair with Fashion. Walking into the event I was not sure what to expect. I soon found out not only would I be meeting Naty but I would also be attending a Smashbox Master Class.
Naty was very friendly and personable, and of course looked stunning.
The Smashbox makeup artist picked one person from the group to receive a makeup makeover.
Melissa was the lucky winner.
The final look, doesn’t she look great! I love the lipstick!
Naty and I
Everyone that attended the event, what a great turnout!
A photo before I headed to the event, it was nice out Saturday, clearly the sun is in my eyes!
Shirt: Thrifted-Ralph Lauren/ Jeans: Old Navy- Distressed by me!/ Shoes- Target/ Necklace: Thifted/ Bracelets: Forever 21, Aldo, Russell Simmons
The last weekend I spent in the house, I had to run a couple of errands on Sunday so I decided to be comfortable, AGAIN! Lately, sneakers have been my go-to option, they are just comfortable. And since I have not been doing to much over the weekends its an easy option. No muss, no fuss.
I have been thinking about getting this black turban for a while know, but I was not sure how it would suit me. But I love it. What do you think?
Head Wrap: Beauty Store/ Jacket: Forever21/ Shirt: Gap/ Leggings: Premise/ Sneakers: Nike Foamposite/ Necklace: Forever 21/ Ring: Vintage
Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend, how will you be spending it?