Look Of The Day: Black Sheer Floral Tunic


Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful Monday. Today I want to talk to you about my look of the day. It’s the Black Sheer Floral Tunic from Amanda’s Collection courtesy of Zulily.

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Description: This is a beautiful black sheer floral tunic with intricate embroidery works where you can flaunt your femininity without sacrificing comfort with this 100% cotton fabric. Whether you want to wear it with a dress can for work, as I did, or wear it with a short for the beach you cannot go wrong with this tunic.

Verdict: I love this tunic. I always wear it either at work skinny pants or with leggings. It’s very comfortable during the summer months and I am glad it’s 100 percent cotton.

What is your favorite style for the summer months? Please comment below. I would love to hear your feedback.

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June 2017 Ipsy Glam Bag


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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a great weekend. Today I want to take the time and talk to you about the June.

Description: The June Glam Bag came in a fabric bag with a picture of a lip with red lipstick. Yes, you got it right, red lipstick. How chick is that! It’s a not-so-subtle reminder to *always* speak your mind! The bag is perfect for making a glam statement. Inside are five products: NYX Professional Makeup Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé, BioRepublic SkinCare Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Fiber Mask & Green Tea Detox Purifying Fiber Mask, the Balm Cosmetics INSTAIN Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush in Pinstripe, Skone Cosmetics Insanely Intense Tattooed Waterproof Eyeliner, and Luna By Luna Cosmetics
Eyeshadow in Jace.

NYX Professional Makeup Whipped Lip & Cheek Soufflé ($6 value): It is very creamy and soft with a nice texture and beautiful color. However, it really does not last long. I will only give it a 3.5 to 4 stars at most.

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BioRepublic SkinCare Aloe Rescue Revitalizing Fiber Mask & Green Tea Detox Purifying Fiber Mask ($9.98 value): The Green Tea mask is infused with a ton of revitalizing ingredients (like natural green tea extract and Vitamin E) that leave your skin looking and feeling SO fresh and SO clean. One the other hand, the Aloe mask is full of soothing aloe vera juice will immediately hydrate and calm down sun-stressed skin.

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theBalm Cosmetics INSTAIN Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush in Pinstripe ($21 value):  This talc-free, fade-resistant formula is perfect for hot days and even hotter nights. The shade is beautiful, and it stays very well. I’ve been given a lot of blushes and would definitely like to get more varied items.

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Skone Cosmetics Insanely Intense Tattooed Waterproof Eyeliner ($20 value): A precise, felt tip makes creating cat eyes and graphic looks SUPER easy. I absolutely love the eyeliner with its precise tip and it lasts such a long time.

Luna By Luna Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Jace ($15 value): The site says it’s vegan and cruelty-free and only been tested on party animals. There is not much pigmentation even with eye primer. I am not a fan of this shadow at all.

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The June 2017 Glam Bag contains  about $71.98 worth of beauty products for just $10. Do you like beauty products and love products each month, then just click on the link here and sign up for ipsy to get your beauty bag each month for just $10 per month.

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Look of the Day: Floral Bohemian Maxi Slit Dress


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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are doing well. Today I want to talk about the look of the day. It’s a floral bohemian maxi slit dress from New York and Company.

Description: With this beautiful dress, bring a dramatic look to your casual wear with this women’s chiffon maxi dress featuring a bold floral print. The dress boasts v-neck, elbow-length sleeve, and clinched waistline.

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Verdict: I absolutely love this dress. I bought this on clearance and love the floral print. I get a lot of compliments on this dress. It’s perfect for the weather. It’s not available at New York and Company anymore, but you can get a similar dress at Overstock.com.

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Designing for the Future: Fashion and Beauty Trends We Need to Consider Now


Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are doing well. Lately, I cannot stop thinking about what step backward the US has taken by Trump pulling the country out of the Paris Climate Accord. Sadly this year the US has joined countries like Nicaragua and Syria as the only nations not to be proud of.

Though as a trained Epidemiologist all I could think of is what kind of message are we sending to the rest of the world? However, it was nice to see 175 US cities and 13 states vowed to continue their commitment to the Paris Accord. I think this is a good start but since our own leaders don’t our best interest in heart we all must work together. Businesses also showed their disagreement with the decision. However, more needs to be done.

Since I am a big fashion and beauty enthusiastic, I think that fashion design and beauty is another area where the future trend can tap into. The fashion industry is $1.2 trillion global industry. When we think of climate change we rarely think of how cotton production is responsible for 2.6% of global water use. It is the second most polluting industry in the world after oil. Additionally, dyeing, printing, and bleaching are one of the most energy and chemical intensive stages along the manufacturing line.

Similarly reducing your beauty footprint doesn’t simply mean stop buying new makeup products. You can take some simple steps and buy organic and green products to reduce your carbon footprint. We as consumer should start by

  • Turn off the tap running while brushing teeth, shaving, and washing face.
  • Reduce hot water use (25% of the energy the average family uses each year is for just heating water).
  • Try products that are vegan and not tested on animals.
  • Skip the daily shampoo
  • Look for Recyclable Packaging

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However, some of these environmentally friendly designs are beyond affordable for many people. Designs by designers such as Kowtow offers organic fashion ranging from $89 to $349.  Amour Vert, on the other hand, creates clothes for a long life cycle since it will be able to withstand one hundred washes and still feels soft. As a result, we’ll buy less often and will be less likely to give it away or throw it away. Their prices range from upper $30s for their tees to $200s for their dressing and shoes. Most of all, for every tee you buy a tree will be planted in North America with their partner American Forest. We need more businesses who can bring eco-friendly sustainable fashion and beauty to mainstream market at reasonable price.

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Global warming is not some hoax invented by the Chinese. It’s real. The climate change is real. Each of us need to play a role in reducing carbon emission. As the second most polluting industry, the future of fashion industry should include bringing eco-friendly sustainable fashion and beauty to mainstream market at reasonable price. We owe this to our future and future generation.

Where do you see the future trend of design based on the climate change? Please comment below. I would really love to hear your feedback.

This blog post is a part of Design Blogger Competition organized by CGTrader.

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Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo


Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day. I want to start by giving my salute and heartfelt gratitude to all those who gave their lives serving our country and those are currently serving to protect our freedom. Today, I want to talk to you about the Girl Lip Stylo from Hourglass.

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Description: The lip stylo contains a blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa, and sunflower seed. It is Parabens, Sulfates, and Phthalates free.

Verdict: The lip stylo is quite pigmented. It is creamy and moisturizing, natural looking and it fades away nicely. Moreover, it feels so comfortable on the lips and really sinks in while maintaining a long lasting color on the lips. The only downside to it is the price. One stylo will set you back $32. I am not sure if I am okay with that.  Other than that I love this stylo.

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May Ipsy Glam Bag


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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a great Wednesday. Today I want to talk to you about the April Ipsy Glam Bag. As you know, Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription. Each month you will receive full size or deluxe size items and a cute makeup bag. I think it’s one of the best value beauty subscriptions and a great way to build out your makeup collection for just $10 a month.

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Description: The May Glam Bag came in a clear plastic bag with pictures of favorite summer treats in it. Yes, you got it right, it’s ice cream. The bag is perfect for making a splash at pool parties. Inside are five products: Urban Decay Afterglow highlighter powder in Sin, IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara in Black, Adesse New York Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in Surfer Girl, Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray, and Caked Makeup Lip Fondant in Low Key.

Urban Decay Afterglow highlighter powder in Sin ($9 sample value): This is a long lasting highlighter. I have to admit that it is not pigmented as Becca but I love the subtle shade it creates. I also love how smoothly it glides on. It creates a natural glow.

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IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing Mascara in Black ($12 sample value): It is formulated with powerful peptides and proteins, strengthening biotin, lash lifting polymers and plumping collagen to help keep lashes healthy and strong. It keeps my lashes look more intense, longer and fuller. However, it does leave lashes a little clumpy.

Adesse New York Organic Infused Gel Effect Nail Lacquer in Surfer Girl ($18):  This nail polish is 5 Free, Cruelty-Free, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, Vegan, and the formula is infused with organic bamboo extract, argan oil, and shea oil. I absolutely love the color. However, you have to layer it more than two layers to get a consistent color. Nevertheless, the color is perfect for the beach.

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Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray: An ultra-light, leave-in conditioning spray that brings hydration and moisture to locks without weighing them down. However, I did not find it to be anything special.

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Caked Makeup Lip Fondant in Low Key ($16): I actually am okay with the shade. However, it is a little drying on my lip. I addressed it by using eos as my lip primer.

My dear readers! Though I really love Ipsy, overall, the May Ipsy Glam Bag a is much better than the April one.

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Power of the Petal – Sephora Favorites


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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had wonderful Saturday. I have been sick for the past two weeks from severe cold and sinus. However, I am back to share with you today one the items I got from Sephora. Unfortunately, it is no longer available at Sephora. It’s the Power of the Petal from Sephora Favorites

Description: This $38 set contains 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream – 0.24 oz/ 7 mL Estée Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack – 0.71 oz/ 21 mL Farmacy Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy – Deep Moisture (Cucumber) – 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Fresh Rose Face Mask – 0.51 oz/ 15 mL Karuna Age-Defying+ Hand Mask – 0.7 oz/ 20 mL L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate – 0.09 oz/ 2.8 mL Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask – 1 oz/ 30 mL SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. The set is worth $114.

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Face Lifting Soft Cream: This lightweight, but intensely nourishing cream delivers visible plumping and firming hydration while leaving a matte, pearlized finish.

Estée Edit Pink Peony Overnight Water Pack: The water-gel formula provides a power-packed punch of glow and hydration while you sleep. Pink peony, gogi berry, blueberry, and cranberry soothe, smooth, and brighten skin while hyaluronic acid hydrates. This mask can be used daily as an overnight treatment or anytime as a hydrating and energizing mask. It really keeps my skin smooth and hydrated.

Farmacy Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy – Deep Moisture (Cucumber): Cucumber extract delivers high levels of vitamin C, which assist in helping to maintain moisture levels, while the Echinacea GreenEnvy contains the highest known concentration of cichoric acid—helps protect the skin by supporting natural collagen. My skin felt hydrated and healthy after the 20-minute process. Can’t recommend more!

Fresh Rose Face Mask: This hydrating and toning gel mask is infused with real rose petals, soothing rosewater, and a “smart” algae that deliver optimum moisture. I have a big fan of masks, and this almost completely absorbed into my skin. It smells good and feels great on my skin. However, I am not sure if I am not convinced enough to pay $62 for the 3.3 oz size. You can get the 1 oz for $25. I am not completely convinced yet.

Karuna Age-Defying+ Hand Mask: This hand mast contains creamy oil-serum that leaves your hands more hydrated, softer, and smoother in as little as one application. This mask is amazing. You can actually use your phone, without living any oily residue while using this mask. How cool is that! Most of all, it left my hand soft, hydrated and bright after one use. I am definitely buying this masking again. I am so glad Sephora Favorites introduced me to this mask. ‘

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L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate: The concentrate is enriched with almond oil and milk for a firmer, smoother, and hydrated looking skin. It absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated. It is extremely moisturizing and not greasy at all. However, it is quite pricey.

Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Resist 24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask: This fast-acting eye treatment sheet contains pure retinol micro-infusion technology to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles in as little as 15 minutes. The stretchy material adheres nicely to visible laugh lines around the mouth too.  The eye mask brightens and smoothes under-eye area after the first use. However, it is quite pricey. It’s $65 for a pack of 12 masks. I will probably use it for special occasions.

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SK-II Facial Treatment Essence:  This treatment essence is enriched with more than 90 percent Pitera, the main ingredient used to enhance the skin’s renewal process. Additionally, it contains nourishing vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and acids to promote the skin’s renewal. I saw great reviews about this product. However, I did not see much difference on my skin.  I only used it a couple of times hence probably is too early to judge. However, when I look at the price of the item, I think I will pass.

My dear readers! I am really glad that I got the chance to try so many wonderful products. I am really glad that I got try these products and would like to thank Sephora for this.

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April Ipsy Glam Bag


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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you had a great Saturday. Today I want to talk to you about the April Ipsy Glam Bag. As you know, Ipsy is a monthly beauty and makeup subscription. Each month you will receive full size or deluxe size items and a cute makeup bag. I think it’s one of the best value beauty subscriptions and a great way to build out your makeup collection for just $10 a month.

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Description: The April Ipsy Glam Bag comes in an orange ticket stub design makeup bag with the following five products: OFRA Cosmetics Peach Blush, Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Glow Shimmer Shadow & Highlighter, EM Cosmetics Illustrative Eyeliner Brush Tip, Hey Honey Bésame Mucho Lip Balm, and THEORIE Marula Oil Transforming Hair Serum.

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THEORIE Marula Oil Transforming Hair Serum: This is a great product for hair protectant and for shine. It’s sulfate-free and great for color-treated hair.

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Hey Honey Bésame Mucho Lip Balm: It contains propolis, an extract from beehives that is both hydrates and is antibacterial. I put in on my lips at night and my lips stayed moisturized even in the morning.  It retails for $14.

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EM Cosmetics Illustrative Eyeliner Brush Tip: The applicator was inspired by a calligraphy pen. It makes a perfect line and stays all day. I absolutely love this liner. It retails for $15.

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Elizabeth Mott Show Me Your Glow Shimmer Shadow & Highlighter: I have a big fan of glow shimmers and highlighters, and what I like about this one is that it’s not dramatic. I love the subtle look I can create with this highlighter, but you can layer it to make it dramatic. Nonetheless, it does not last long.

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OFRA Cosmetics Peach Blush: I love blushes, and I love how subtle the blush is. However, I did not like the packaging at all.

My dear readers! Though I really love Ipsy, overall, the April Ipsy Glam Bag a disappointment to me. However, I do have to admit that I really admire the creativity of the ticket stub makeup bag. I also liked the eyeliner and even the lip balm. The other products were little meh.

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Look of the Day – Floral Shift Dress


 

Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are having a wonderful day. Today, I want to talk to you about my look of the day. It’s the floral shift dress from New York and Company.

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Description: This is a beautiful floral print dress with balloon sleeves. The colors are so vibrant and I have received a lot of compliments on this dress. This is a perfect outfit for the season. It’s so comfortable too! This a perfect dress for everywhere.

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Jewelry: This shift dress would go great with a chic choker or your favorite necklace. I wore mine with a long layered necklace that I had from a while back.

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Kat Von D EverLasting Lipliner VoxBox from Influenster


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Hi there my lovelies! Hope you are doing well. I have just received the complimentary #EverLastingLipliner from Kat Von D @KATVONDBeauty  in Lolita. It retails for $18 at Sephora.

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Description: It’s a dusty rose color. This is a long wear and a matte, high-pigment formula. It is also paraben. I received this lolita everlasting lipliner Kat Von D Von Box from Influensta.

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Verdict: I absolutely love this lip color. I received these products for free. It perfectly matches the Lolita lipcolor that I have. It’s soft and thin and glides on easily. However, I would not wear it alone as it can be quite drying. Nonetheless, wearing my eos as a primer takes care of that issue. If you have a drying or sensitive lips, I would highly suggest wearing a primer or light balm as a primer to combact the dryness. Otherwise, this is an absolutely amazing color that love and have received a lot of completement on.

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