Thursday, April 17, 2014


Today Influenster announced a new, updated scoring system.
The best news is that its faster and more realistic.
It calculates a score based on your social media. 
You can link up all your social networks to Influenster, and it will give you a score based on your online presence and activity. Finally, a fair way of scoring!

If you haven't heard of Influenster, I definitely suggest checking it out. The website is a hub for trendsetters, a place to discover and share new products. Essentially, your social media presence can earn you samples of food, household items, beauty products and so much more! They have even been known to send full size items from time to time, anything that can fit in a box. What we Influensters like to call a voxbox :)

 You have to put in a little work though.
Nothing too tough, you start by building a profile and filling out mini surveys to earn badges.
Then you can start reviewing. You can review anything you've ever loved or hated. Things like household items to beauty supplies, the list is endless. We do all of this in hopes to get a voxbox, try out all the cool freebies you get each month, and share with the world what we think about them. Its not for everybody, but I think Influenster is the best term to even describe us.

If you want to learn more for yourself, I have a blog review of the Jolly voxbox. Another great idea is to look on Influensters facebook page and check it out. Also, you can hashtag #voxbox on Instagram and see past and present voxbox's!

Have a great night, and Happy Reviewing!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Red carpet trends to wear in real life

Hello Everyone!
After much anticipation, we now know what trends to expect this season.
Weather you prefer silver, bronze, or gold, the reoccurring metallic trend can please anyone. Or for a rock and roll princess look, classy lace and leather teams well. Unfortunately, I have no events where I would be wearing a floor-length gown, but I am loving the looks we're seeing on the red carpet! I took some time to find the trends we saw at recent award shows, and make a list of fashion and accessories to be worn by real women in the real world.  

INC International Concepts Metallic Fishnet-Knit Sweater

I love this sweater!  The sweater is a relaxed fit that fits at the hip, it looks great on any body shape. Pair with a cami and black skinny jeans and you have a lax version of Taylor Swifts Gucci dress.
You can purchase this at Macys for $39.99 

Daisy Skater Skirt
This trend is definitely making a comeback again this spring. You can mix it up with a faded 90's floral or a bright bold pattern. This skirt is fun and flirty and can be worn high waisted.  Oh AND it has an elastic waist band so its comfy :) You can get your own at Rainbow for $12.99.

Aztec Hourglass Midi Dress

Aztec style prints are popping up all over.  The fearless, vivid style takes confidence to pull off. But the outcome is wearing a pattern that will draw all the right kinds of attention! This can also be bought at Rainbow for $16.99.

Black Liquid Faux Leather Dress

This dress is remarkable. I feel like there isn't much to say because this dress says it all. Wear bold, chunky gold jewelry with this to make it pop.This dress is from the Tracy Dimarco collection by Princess Armor $40. I love everything Tracy and Princess Armor design. From clothes to jewelry, they have it all. Tracy's husband Corey has a male fashion line with them as well. His and Hers shopping in one place? DONE DEAL! Check out them out on instagram @tracydimarcoeps @coreyeps @princessarmor

I can't wait to try these out in my closet. At the end of the day you have to wear what makes you comfortable. Rock it with confidence and it doesn't matter what you are wearing. When I wake up in the AM and get dressed up in full glam, I do it for me. Because when I take the time to look my best, I know I am ready to be my best me.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Golden Globes 2014 Fashion and Beauty Trends

Hello Everyone! 
The Golden Globes came and went, but it gave hollywood an excuse to show off the hottest fashion trends to kick off the new year. Missed the show? I'll give you a quick re-cap of the red carpet trends everyone is dying to try out!

1. Crimson Everything
Apparently when trying to find inspiration for their golden globe looks, celebs used the red carpet as their muse! Everyone wanted to be bold and make an impression. We saw every shade from crimson to bordeaux. Red was on everything from lips to accessories to dresses. Start off your year by catching everyone's eye. Love Jlaws classic look.

2.Champage Dresses
Shimmering metallic dresses were popping up all over tonight.  The great thing about a gold nude champagne is that it flatters every skin tone. Zooey Deschanel was stunning in my favorite nude look. Her dress used spikes to put a fun spin on her look paired with a shimmery skirt.

3. Short and Faux bobs
And they're back! We've already seen a ton of short cuts popping up this season, but the faux bob made its comeback tonight in Taylor Swifts tresses. If you are afraid of the commitment a faux bob is the perfect way to play and try out this fun style.

4. Color Blocking
Color Blocking is showcasing the hottest body's on the red carpet. We saw a ton of dresses with rich colors that make a statement. Color Blocking screams sophistication.

5. Bold Jewelry
Bright, Bold Jewelry illuminated the red carpet. Weather it was used to enhance an outfit or grab attention all on its own, bold jewelry is essential to capture the spotlight.

The 2014 Golden Globes were all about being in the spotlight and the glamour of Hollywood.  If there is one thing we can learn from this season's trends, know that it doesn't matter if your on the red carpet or the runway, 2014 is bringing glitz and glam to fashionistas everywhere. We don't need to be invited to an award show to look like we are going to one right ;)

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

My tips for a flawless face

Happy New Years Everyone!
I can not believe 2014 is already here.
Although I wont set myself up for failure with a resolution, I do plan on being the best me. I want to learn as many beauty tips and tricks as possible this year. I learn something new with every video I watch. So on that note, I wanted to show you what I learned this year by teaching you my face makeup routine.

1. Moisturize and Prime!
This step is so so important. If you want a healthy, dewey look do not skip this step. 
In this picture I have Jergens soft shimmer lotion, Smashbox photo finish foundation primer, and Caudalie vinosource creme sorbet. The Jergens is what I use when I want a little shimmer. Im sure you figured that out lol.  Caudalie is my favorite. What is pictured here is only a sample, I save it for special occasions.  It makes your face so soft and hydrated.  Unfortunately its a bit pricey and I cant afford it right now, but if I could I'd buy a lifetime supply. The Smashbox feels like your putting silk on your face. I am in love with it. So to begin my routine I put on moisturizer first, then my primer. Put it on in a circular motion, starting on the cheeks and working down then backtrack to the forhead. I put the most product on my cheeks and chin, which is where I need most coverage. Dont forget your neck!

2. Foundation 
I would love to use MAC every day. I do have alot of MAC products but I cant afford a full on MAC makeup routine. So I wound up finding a few replacements and this is one of them. Pictured is CoverGirl outlast stay fabulous 3in1 foundation.  Its a primer, foundation, and concealer all in one. However I still use primer and concealer.  I would wear this while sweating and still get complimented on my beautiful skin. Its a great drugstore replacement. I put the foundation on the back of my hand to warm up the foundation. Then using a foundation brush, I swirl the foundation in circular motions on my cheeks down to my chin and neck and the remaining on my forehead.  I then continue to blend the foundation in circular motions until its blended in. 

3. Set with powder
Powder is the key to long wear. I use MAC studio fix foundation in NC20. Apply in a circular motion with a powder brush.

4. Concealer
Most people put on concealer before foundation. In fact you should be doing the opposite.  Why? Because most of the time foundation will cover most of it. You'll only need a little concealer for the really dark spots and in my case, my dark circles. 
Pictured above is MAC concealer in NC15. Use a concealer a shade lighter than your foundation to brighten under your eyes. Apply with your fingers, patting under your eye lightly but rapidly. Less is more!

5. Blush and Bronzer
Using blush and bronzer really completes the look. I love MAC blush in gingerly. The bronzer is NYX when leapord gets a tan. Apply with an angled blush brush. Focus the blush on the top cheek bone. A great tip for bronzer is to apply in a 3 shape: forehead, hallows of your cheeks, and under your chin. Use small light circular motions to blend the colors together together and with your foundation for a flawless. 
Here is the final look! I think the most important part of makeup is your skin routine and deserves the most attention.  This routine is also great for covering ance and blemishes. I hope this helps, I would love to hear some of your favorite products and tips! Also please dont mind my hair in this pic, it wasn't done yet. :)
I wish everyone a beautiful glamorous new year. 

xoxo Nicole ♡