Get The Look
Next Time I Consider Buying A Piece of Clothing:
1. Does it match at least two articles I already own?
2. Will I find a pair of shoes in my closet to match this dress?
3. Do I really need another white tee?
4. Is this pair of shorts going to make a difference this summer?
5. Can I wear this piece more than one season?
Buy less, choose well, and make it last.
Jewelry should be stackable, and you should be able to pair it with other pieces. You don’t wear a bracelet on its own. You also reach for a necklace or two, a few rings, and maybe earrings. A way to keep your pieces pairable is to keep them in one color — such as gold. Dainty pieces are both gorgeous but also comfortable to wear every day. Your pieces do not have to come in a set for you to wear them together. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings are all easy to stack.
Let one piece in your outfit be a statement. Whether it’s a top, a skirt, your jewelry, or your hair — let one of your pieces be the focus. Then build the rest of your look.
Layering spices up the outfit to add dimension, especially when it’s chilly out. Layering color and prints is a breeze when you have a neutral color palette. Again, let a piece be a statement and choose the others to compliment your overall look. When layering, your statement piece can be a printed t-shirt, a jacket, a scarf, a plaid skirt, or a pair of boots.
— You may not have a large-sized closet, as I don’t, so keeping clothing to quality, statement pieces are vital to the way I style my outfits. It may be easy to overwhelm yourself with the amount of clothing you may have, but it may also be easy to stress over tomorrow’s outfit. Quality, versatile statement pieces are key to closet success. Minimize your color palette in clothing and jewelry for breezy outfits!
Is highlighter a fad? A highlighter that gives you an instant refresh and accentuates your features will not be a fad. Highlighter makes you look younger and brighter! In the last few years, we have steered towards more natural looks in fashion and in beauty. When you create a simple makeup look, a face highlight is a must.
A No-Makeup Makeup Look
Use a highlighter to accentuate the natural shine
Give your skin a bright and dewy glow — perfect for no-makeup looks
Enhance your complexion
Make cheekbones more prominent
Tip: Embrace a subtle shimmer with a little cream highlighter. Using powders to fake features doesn’t look real. Use creams instead.
. on your cheeks, above the cheekbones
. bridge of the nose for a slimmer look
. inner corners of the eyes to look more awake
. on cupid’s bow to illude fuller lips
. along brow bone for arched eyebrows
. above eyebrow for a facelift
. mix with undereye concealer to minimize dark eye circles and to brighten the eyes
Tip: Use a makeup sponge or your finger instead of a brush.
Consider this —
Will you be indoors most of the day? Use sparkly highlighter.
Will you spend most of the day outdoors? Use a subtle highlight.
Do you have dry skin?
Opt for a creamy highlight and pat it in.
Is your skin oily? You may opt for a powder highlight but use it last in your makeup routine. Use less than you would on dry skin. Your skin is already dewy and bright.
We envy the runway models with sharp cheekbones. They wear cream highlighter.
We, as females, give our hair a lot of attention. I’ve heard once, “Invest in your hair. It’s the crown you never take off.” In photos, your hair is 90% of your selfie, am I right?
Our Secret to Silky, Shiny Hair
My friend, who is a hairdresser, recommended Monat. She uses these products on her customers. After using the Blow Out Cream one time, I had to have it in my life! It gave my hair a silky feeling and a shine for the healthy look I desired for years. To tackle the health problem of my hair, I have since been using their miracle-working Volumizing Revive Shampoo and Revitalizing Conditioner. These two boost my hair’s density, strength, and manageability. Monat has brought my hair back to life — I wish you saw the state of it before Monat, or maybe I don’t!
Every so often, I like to use all natural products and have loved Love Hair by Mimi Ikonn. All of Mimi Ikonn’s products are pure and full of natural ingredients. Again, I use the Revitalizing Shampoo and the Nourishing Conditioner. The shampoo gently clarifies every strand of hair, adds shine, and tames frizz. The natural ingredients include apple cider vinegar for cleansing, and aloe vera to soothe the scalp and moisturize the hair. The conditioner helps fight breakage and gives a soft feel. More natural ingredients, including orange and tangerine peel oils, treat dry and flaky scalps for healthy strands from root to tip, and the shea butter enhances shine.
I’ve also loved the Nourishing Treatment Mask — using it every two weeks. After shampooing, I lather onto the ends and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes while I shave or exfoliate. It strengthens the ends of my hair and gives a boost of hydration that I need from often styling.