From Flauntme: Thanks to Etude House’s Drawing Show Dot Liner, connect the dots isn’t just an activity for children. Adults like myself, can enjoy this activity once again but as eyeliner. Especially if you are terrible and incredibly shakey handed when you apply liquid liner. Like Too Faced’s 3*Way Lash Lining Tool eyeliner, The Drawing Show Dot Liner features a unique triple tip applicator that allows you to draw dots forming the eyeline that you desire, only to use the same applicator to connect the dots for the perfect line! It’s also cheaper than Too Faced at $14 USD! More »
From Flauntme: Waterproof, smudgeproof eyeliner is quickly becoming a huge necessity now that the summer is rearing it’s beautiful head around the corner. Gel eyeliner is usually a safe bet! Recently I tried out Tony Moly’s Backstage Gel Eyeliner in Black to see if it could withstand the summer heat. More »
One thing my boudoir lacks is lingerie. Sadly, lingerie really has no place in my life right now. Anyone care to change that? (Insert cricket noises here.) ….or not. If it had a place in my life, I’d be all about black, vintage lingerie. To me nothing is more bold, yet feminine at the same time as black lingerie. Unfortunately, it’s such a shame that the lingerie I tend to like is a little on the expensive side. La Perla, Stella McCartney, (pictured) must you spite me and my wallet? More »
An example of bleached skin (far left)
Fi look like a brownin.” If you’re a reggae fan, you know what song I’m quoting. If not, it’s the 1992 release called “Them A Bleach” by Nardo Ranks. It’s about women loving themselves as beautiful as they are. In Jamaica as well as in other places, women who bleach their skin is like an unspoken epidemic. From the pressures (real and imagined) in society, this isn’t surprising, and it’s really easy to spot. In my opinion, the ones who’ve bleached until they’re “brownin’s”, look…for lack of a better word, gross. Their skin looks waxy and fake, splotchy and just..unnatural. Why am I talking about this? Well, today, Tyra’s show was a repeat from last season on the subject, about women who bleach themselves because they hated their dark skin. One woman even bleached her young children, it was so sad. Also there was a part on the show when Bre from Top Model went did an investigation on how women of color were targeted for skin bleaching, sending the message that our dark skin isn’t good enough and to be lighter is better. Sad.
Rule #6 - Back to the Basics: My last rule (seriously!) is a reminder that basics are an underappreciated fashion weapon - versatile, cheap, and simple. Each piece is easy to find and gets a LOT of mileage. Who doesn’t like an easy hunt and a bigger bang for your buck?
A solid set of basics includes different colored camis, comfortable jeans (both dark and light), solid colored pumps, standard white button-up shirt, khakis, cardigans, and a classic little black dress. Basically anything that will go well with almost anything else, can be worn in a variety of different outfits, or is unlikely to go out of style. Why these kinds of clothes are cents-ible (hehe get it?) should be obvious.
Also when thinking about basics it might help to think about what kind of color palettes tend to dominate your wardrobe. Sometimes it’s good to pick clothes that will add diversity to your wardrobe, but there’s also something quiet fashionable about figuring out what colors and silhouettes look best on you and making selections that fit into that scheme. This way you will be more selective and everything you buy will likely match something else you already have so you don’t have to buy full sets.
So with that I’m out of ideas. Hope you guys enjoyed and happy shopping!
Can you believe the holiday season has just begun? Ah, the smell of warm cookies, the sound of gift wrap being torn, the stampede of crazed shoppers on Black Friday. There’s no other time like it in the year - besides being my personal favorite season, there’s just something extremely nice about it (probably the free food from all those work parties).
With the holiday season come the parties…and party, you will. The classic little black dress always works well, as the simplicity of it looks amazing on everyone. I have never seen anyone look bad in black (unless you’re Amy Winehouse…ha ha ha). Check out these 4 twists on the little black dress that I found from Forever 21. All are under 30 dollars, so they don’t break the bank. More »
I just watched Basic Instinct for the first time (VERY gory and VERY soft-porn and VERY teasing kind of scary movie, don’t watch it if you can’t get into that stuff or don’t have a protective boy to watch it with).
One thing that has definitely stayed with me besides a permanent fear of ice picks is how drop dead gorgeous Sharon Stone looked in the white dress, white scarf, white heels, french twist look. That kind of clean old-school glamor is to die for (literally).
She also has this one line - “I’ve always had a fondness for white silk scarves” - and if you’ve seen the movie you know why the white scarf is important.
But for all-intensive non-movie-related purposes, what’s your white scarf? What’s your one accessory that goes with everything and defines you?
Ironically for me I think it’s quickly becoming my black pashmina scarf =P