Monday, July 13, 2015

Style Tips: 3 Easy Ways to Look Like a Million Bucks on a Budget

High Style, Low Budget


Shoes ($39.99) from White House Black Market / Dress ($59.99) from DailyLook / Kate Spade New York satchel ($298) from Nordstrom / Gold bangle ($6.95) from H&M

To make a good first impression on anybody, whether it’s your first day at work or attending a business networking event, you should look polished and professional. Is it possible to look like you just stepped out of a page in Vanity Fair or ELLE Magazine? Absolutely! You don’t even have to buy designer clothing or work overtime to fund a high-fashion wardrobe.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Adding Spice to the Beauty Routine

A new hair color

Well, I finally did it. Decided to take my advice about trying something new and shaking things up in the beauty routine, so I took the plunge and colored my hair! This is definitely out of my comfort zone - as you long-time readers have seen me in my natural color except for the ombre I had done a few years ago. (I forgot that I had it chopped off too!)

But this...this is "out there" for me.

I was a little familiar with the process because I did have blonde highlights back in the 90's. Black hair is especially challenging because the color has to be pulled out before the new color can be added. Seeing myself as a semi-blonde for a few minutes was interesting....

Monday, June 22, 2015

Rikashadz: Exciting New Nail Polish Brand


If you're a nail polish addict like me, no doubt you've tried many brands and dozens of colors. If you're just launching a nail polish brand like Carri Jones, then how do you set yourself apart from the competition?

Solving a problem, that's how.