Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kim Kardashian's Engagment Ring: Over-the-Top?

Ok, I have a secret to confess...I love to watch "Keeping Up With the Kardashians". There - it's now out in the open. I admire how the family has built an empire from everybody's obsession with them - especially Kim Kardashian.

As you may (or may not) know, Kim just got married to NBA basketball player, Kris Humphries. I've seen and heard bits and pieces about the wedding, but I only just came across a picture of her engagement ring today. I don't think any of the pictures online do it justice. I can just imagine what that rock looks like in person!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

5 Easy Steps to a Natural Makeup Look

Do you prefer a natural makeup look and only have 10 minutes to get ready?  Here’s a simple 5-step makeup tutorial that I personally do on a daily basis…

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What I Love Right Now: Striped Clothing

I <3 Stripes

Striped clothing... Fashionistas say it was a big fashion trend this summer, and it was evident by all the celebrities wearing everything from striped dresses to striped shirts. I have always been a fan of stripes - especially black and white long-sleeve striped shirts and sweaters. It's a classic style that can be worn with jeans, slacks, or skirts...just about anything...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

More Shopping Options For Plus-Size Women

Before this idea of "online shopping" came about, it was difficult for plus-size women to find clothing. There were very few brick-and-mortar shops that offered plus-size clothing, and when they did, there wasn't much of a selection - not to mention the styles were frumpy and unflattering.

Friday, August 19, 2011

San Diego Fashion Bash: Another Sassy City Chicks Experience {Videos + Photos}

Summer Fashion Bash @ Culy Warehouse San Diego

Sample sale, free alcohol, free food, and free spa services -- the perfect combination for a night out on the town, right? Sassy City Chicks put together another exciting sample sale shopping experience in San Diego a couple weeks ago. Unlike the last event, this time around GM/Chevy came through with a lineup of cars to showcase as well, which added even more fun to the event. I mean, who could resist taking a ride in a Camaro with the top down in a beautiful city like San Diego?

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Shopping 101

Most of us would like to think that we have refined the art of shopping to perfection. We’ve certainly had plenty of practice over the years. We read all the right magazines and scan the hottest fashion publications for news of new trends, fabrics, shapes and colours. We make an effort to update our wardrobes upon the arrival of each new season and we like to think we know how to take a great catwalk look and turn it into a easy to wear everyday style. But where do we still go wrong? We’ve compiled a quick list of the most common shopping errors, and how to avoid them.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

5 Lingerie and Pajama Outfits to Get Out of the Nightwear Rut

In business circles they always advise people to “dress for success”, but I think this mantra should also be applied to everyone and for every occasion - whether you’re in the board room or the bed room!

Ladies, I truly understand how comfortable it is to wear that t-shirt and sweat pant combination to bed every night, but if you’re in a relationship, get into the mind of your husband/boyfriend/partner and imagine having to look at you every night in your boring, albeit comfortable nightwear....Yes, you can still be comfortable, but why not bring a little sassiness to bed? Heck, even if you don’t have someone beside you at night, you may just bring out that sassy energy just from wearing sexy nightwear, which just may attract that special someone...and if you're ever on the phone with that special someone and they ask you that question, "What are you wearing?", you'll actually have something interesting to say...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Women Who Inspire: Petra, Pixi Creator

As an artist and jewelry designer, I am very attracted to color and find inspiration all around me. I especially like to read other artists' blogs to discover what inspires them. Recently I found out that Petra, the creator of the Pixi brand, just started a blog called Petra, Personally.

Beauty Trends: 2011 Cosmoprof Experience Part 1

Beauty Trade Show

Have you ever walked into the makeup and beauty area of a department store overwhelmed by all the choices you have? Now imagine that on a much bigger scale...like to the 100th power!

My brain went through sensory overload as I attempted to navigate through all the exhibits at Cosmprof Las Vegas last week. This was my first time attending Cosmoprof and I had only a few hours to get through as much of this beauty industry trade show as I could. I had missed the first two days of the show, and I understood immediately as I started to walk around that you definitely need three days to get through everything.

Achieving Effortless Beauty: The Clue is Minimal Effort

by Victoria Galloway

Natural minerals, earthy facials and organic face washes. Getting an easy to achieve, natural look isn’t as easy as it should be. Before you know it, you’ve spent a lot of money on products which you’re not sure are as effective as you first hoped. Life is too short for the amount of products you could introduce into your life, so sometimes it’s good to whittle it down to a choice few that will enable you to achieve an effortless look. Here’s a few product ideas that I have tried and tested...

Monday, August 8, 2011

Chic Artist: Menswear Inspired Look

Chic Artist

There are days when I wish I could dress up and go to an office to work. Today is one of those days. Yeah, I know, sounds a little crazy, right? Who wouldn't want to work from home and wake up whenever?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Emjoi Micro-Pedi Review: Joy For Rough, Dry Feet

It's been a whirlwind week of attending Cosmoprof in Las Vegas (stay tuned for posts and reviews!) and then coming back to San Diego to check out the Sassy City Chicks fashion bash. My feet were crying for attention because I had tortured them in what I thought were my most comfortable heels.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

It's My Arm Party and I'll Have Fun If I Want To...

There's a huge party going on over at Pretty Shiny Sparkly - an Arm Party, that is! Out of all the "Bloggers Do It Better" challenges, this has been the most fun for me this week.