Vince Camuto Winchell

Last year I purchased my first pair of boots and handbag from Vince Camuto. I’ve been making sure to keep up with the brand ever since and it was love at first sight when I laid eyes on the Winchell Boots. I love the military inspired look with the gold plate on the heel and the gold and black buckle. These boots are perfect for day and night and can pair well with a cute skirt, leggings or even your favorite pair of skinny jeans.  Pair this with a large bag like the Brahmin Large Duxbury satchel and the Cara pin on any structured black jacket and you have a complete look! The Winchell boots by Vince Camuto retail for $189-169 depending on the retailer and if there is a sale.  Military Inspired Outfit by melody-robinson-wright featuring a black satchel handbag Vince Camuto faux leather motorcycle jacket nordstrom.com Vince Camuto

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Jordana Twist and Shine Lip Balm

  Lip Balms are moisturizing yes.. pigmented… not really.. well at least thats what I would have said before I tried the Jordana Twist and Shine Lip Balms. I’ve heard other bloggers gushing about them and I saw my boo thang glitterglossgarbage’s swatches, but I really didn’t become a believer until after I swatched them across my own lips. To cut straight to the chase the Jordana Twist and Shine Lip Balms are just that. They are basically a crayon like Lip Balm that twist at the bottom. They are beyond moisturizing and pigmented. The best part is that they retail for $2.99! Yes I said $2.99! There are 8 great shades each goes on slightly glossy then dries down to a stain. The only one with glitter is Honey Love. Without further ado here are the swatches   Nude Chic Sweet Pink Tropical Frenzy Candid Coral Honey Love Cranberry

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Rene Furterer at Louise Goldin_2

I opened my email today and I was completely shocked.. no floored to find that the Wet Wrap is considered to be fashionable enough to wear down the runway. I remember many times getting my hair wrapped and then tying it up so that I could unwrap it in the morning. I also remember “ghetto” women walking around with their hair wrapped as if it were a style. Have these women been redeemed? Were they merely 15 years ahead of their time? Apparently so…. To my surprise the Wet Wrap has graced the stage at NYFW in the LOUISE GOLDIN SPRING/SUMMER 2014 COLLECTION show.  Products used were from the Rene Furterer line of high performing styling products.  Anthony Turner of Art Partner designed an extreme futuristic hair look for the highly anticipated Louise Goldin Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The look starts with sectioning off a length of hair with a rattail comb at

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Mario Badescu Regimen

  The perfect skin care regimen is often hard to find. I’ve tried several products to try and help me combat my oily skin, black heads and occasional breakouts but I never found a regimen that could give me everything that I needed. A couple of months ago I was introduced to the Mario Badescu skin care line and after speaking with a consultant I received an entire regimen of skin care products that would suit all my needs. There were six products in the regimen and I also received a personalized pamphlet that told me when and how to use each product.  There was a morning regimen and an evening regimen. Since skincare isn’t something you can review in a week I really took my time and go to know each product. As you can see from the picture below you may be able to tell that I kept

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    Why it is So Easy to Sell Your Clothes for Cash If you have a wardrobe full of old clothes, you may be sitting on a fortune. In the past, old clothes did not have very much value. Very few people wanted to buy second hand clothes and if they did, they generally went to charity shops to do so. Up until fairly recently, there was some social stigma to wearing second hand clothes and very few people would admit that their wardrobe contained items they had been previously worn by someone else. These days, much of the social stigma has been lifted and today people from all walks of life buy and wear used clothes. Why second hand clothes are so popular There are several reasons why this has happened. The recession has a lot to do with it. More and more people are finding it difficult

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shopstyle

  Ever purchase an item only to find that it’s more amazing then you originally thought or it didn’t live up to the hype? Shopstyle the amazing shoppers paradise is allowing you to share your thoughts via their new reviewing system. Before I purchase a product online I always go and see what other people thought of it before buying it for myself. You will usually find if a certain pair of pants or shoes run big or small or if they are good quality and worth your hard earned money. Since Shopstyle is the hub of online retailers ranging from beauty to fashion it was  time that they got into the review game also. Not only can you find the best deals in one place, but you can also read what other people thought about the product before purchasing it for yourself. Completing a review is easy. All you

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MAKE UP FOR EVER, the Paris based professional makeup brand coveted by top industry artists, is launching Foundation Nation, a campaign to help women everywhere address the most common foundation makeup challenges. With more and more foundation choices becoming available it is not uncommon for women to become intimated or end up walking out with the wrong foundation color.  With the help of the NPD group, MAKEUP FOREVER recently conducted a study to get more information on how women really felt about foundation. I’ve often seen women walking around with foundation that is either a couple of shades too dark or a way to light for their complexion. MAKE UP FOR EVER’s study* revealed that 73 percent of women say it’s challenging to find the right foundation. The #1 challenge associated with foundation itself is finding the right shade, according to 54 percent of women polled. It also found that

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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty

  It’s time for Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty!!  I received my magazine in the mail yesterday and I quickly scanned through to see which days had some of the best deals. The thing with Ulta is while they usually always have a coupon for $3.50 off of $10 ore more and sometimes 20% off they rarely offer deals on what they consider to be their “prestige” cosmetics. Prestige Cosmetics would include brands like Urban Decay, Too Faced, Tarte, Butter London etc. Basically the main items we go in the store to get we can’t even get a discount on. The 21 days of Beauty is probably the only time you can snag great deals on these brands at Ulta. Ulta’s Fall 21 Days of Beauty is set to start September 8th-September 28th. Each day will feature a different deal with a specific brand. Sometimes they even have brand reps

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DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

  I was introduced to the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil in the summer of 2012 at a beauty event. I have been a user and a lover ever since. With the name Deep Cleaning oil , you probably wonder how a oil can work as a makeup remover. Finally, I get a chance to use my Phd.. or well basic science skills to school you. Oils are phospholipids, made up of a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail. We all know that oil and water don’t mix and when they do you often see the oil start to form a clique and only want to be around itself. What’s happening here is the hydrophillic heads are coming together in a formation called a Micelle.  The dirt and or makeup is trapped within the micelle and washed away. While there are several other technical terms I could have used like “polar”

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IxoraB

  I’ve always heard people talk about the Ixora line of skin care but I never stepped up to drink the kool-aid. Luckily enough I was able to try out one of the products from the line and I must say I am now a cult card carrying member! The Sinfully Smooth Chocolate Souffle is amazing mixture of goodness in a jar. When I first received this product for review I wanted to take my time and compare it to other body butters that I owned. Since we’ve been living in the hot humid days of summer I am basically trying to find a butter that is good enough to moisturize my skin, tackle my stubborn dry spots and not leave me looking like I’ve just baby oiled my legs for an interview with Andy Cohen. The Breakdown: This is your basic Cocoa Butter with some added help.  Extra Virgin Olive

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Tory Burch Robinson Satchel

As if I don’t already have enough handbags… but how can I pass up one more. I’m seriously trying to diversify my handbag collection, you know kind of like stock. I have all my eggs in the Brahmin basket with a little bit of Kate Spade and Vince Camuto so this week I’m lusting for the Tory Burch Robinson Dome Satchel! This bag just screams “I’ve got my shizz together” even if I don’t.. honestly I don’t, but at least I can look like I do when I carry this bag. What I really like about the Dome Satchel is that is has a minimalist structure with just the two small handles and would work great dressed down with jeans and boots or pair a business suit with the patchwork design. It’s important that while this bag is large you don’t over load it with tons of stuff, those two

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Top Ten Beauty Items 10 Dollars and Under

  Beauty on a Budget.. I am so serious about this. Ever since drug store brands started really reinventing their makeup collections I tend to stay in the drug store beauty aisles rather than shop a makeup counter. For today’s Top Ten Tuesday myself and several other bloggers put together list of of our Top Ten $10 and under beauty products. Check out the list and see if any of your favorites secured a spot.   1. Stila Travel Palettes: This is a great way to carry your makeup with you on the go. A cute travel palette with color coordinated eyeshadow and blushes. 2. Maybelline The Rocket! This stuff is almost as good as the department store counter Mascara! Check out my review here! 5. Wet N Wild Perfect Pout Lip Color is just whoa! Great pigment, very moisturizing and easy on the budget. There are also tons of

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