Friday, May 31, 2013

Veria ID Innerdosha: A Mindful Body Means a More Beautiful You

Photo Credit: Adams Homestay Guest House on Flickr

If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I like to take a holistic approach to beauty. Yes, I do talk about beauty products and fashion, which are part of our outer beauty, but without a strong inner foundation, the outer beauty fades away. This means that mind, body, and spirit have to be in synch with each other for that inner beauty to shine.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My Favorite Summer Pants

Summer Outfit

My favorite pants to wear during the summer are these black, white, and red tribal printed palazzo pants I found in this boutique/shop (I forgot the name!) at the Otay Ranch mall a couple years ago.

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Underwear Confession

Ok, I have a confession to make...

I just recently threw away underwear I've had for over 10 years. Thought it was just guys who kept their old, worn out underwear with holes in them? Nope. I'm guilty as charged.

To stay in line with my goal of finding sexy underwear, I decided it was time to part with the old to make room for the new. After all, I'm in a relationship with a man who still finds me attractive after 15 years, so I have to keep that passion alive. And since men are more enticed visually than any other sense, the investment in fancy underwear is a must. Even if you don't have a special guy in your life to see the underwear, you can still feel sassy and confident all over.

3 Amazingly Easy and Cute Summer Hair Styles

The time has come yet again to store away our winter wardrobes and break out the bathing suits and shorts. With summer right around the corner, you’ll most likely want to spend more time outside enjoying your day and less time inside getting ready for it. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach, grabbing drinks at a local bar, enjoying a nice dinner out, or dancing the night away at a concert, these featured hairstyles will serve you well all summer long.

Light Waves

If you choose to rock only one hairstyle this summer, this should be it. These waves are perfect for any time of the day or night, and go great with both casual and dressy outfits. This look works with any hair length and requires very little prep time (which is always a plus)!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Channeling Carrie Bradshaw

If you weren't living under a rock during the 90's, you may recall the show that popularized Manolo Blahniks and put Sarah Jessica Parker on the map for fashion eternity. However, despite all the fabulous clothing and accessories that SJP's character, Carrie Bradshaw, wore during all those episodes of Sex and the City, there's only one fashion item that I will remember her for: The gold name necklace.

I don't know why that necklace stood out, but I wanted one too. And now I do...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

5 Cute iPhone Cases For the Stylish Fashionista

Trying on an outfit in Target

The mobile phone has become a staple in the handbags of fashionistas and fashion bloggers. I often try to remember what we did before mobile phones. Without them, how could we easily take a picture of our outfits and quickly post and share it with our social networks? What would our world be like without the obligatory self-portrait taken in the bathroom or dressing room after trying on a cute outfit?

What I Love Right Now: "Jasper" by butter LONDON

"Jasper" By BUTTER London

I've never been into yellow anything - until now. "Jasper" by butter LONDON ($15) has put me in a sunshine-y mood, and for once I'm looking forward to summer. Well, kind of looking forward to summer.

What I am definitely looking forward to, though, is using this mellow yellow color in a variety of easy nail art designs. So far I've done bright stripes and polka dots...

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Beauty, Fitness, and A Trip to NYC, Oh My!

NYC getaway

I know this is a little last minute, but I wanted to pass on this invite in case you're interested. Who doesn't want to be pampered, get healthy, and possibly win a trip to NYC to boot?

WHAT: Benefit Cosmetics, Physique 57, Intermix and Thompson Hotels have joined forces to kick off summer. They're sending one lucky winner and her BFF off to NYC for a weekend getaway. Swanky hotel accommodations, a $1000 shopping spree, free fitness classes and makeovers will have our gals feeling fab for summer.

WHEN & WHERE: They will also be giving fans a little pampering on Monday, May 20th in Los Angeles and Tuesday, May 21st in NYC. Guests are invited to participate in a free class at Physique 57 and follow it up with some bubbly and mini-makeovers at Benefit.

RSVP below:

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Life of the Arm Party

Arm party

If you have been hibernating in a cave somewhere for the past couple years, there's a huge party going on in the fashion world. It's called the "arm party." Well, actually, there are a ton of “parties” going on, and you are invited too. Just do a search for #armparty on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr and you’ll discover a whole lot of partying going on!

Throw on a few bracelets and voila - you've just created a party on your arm. You can mix it up with one more thing, which I consider the life of the party: A stylish watch.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Inner Beauty Inspiration For the Week

Here's another great reminder that when you're happy, you're beautiful.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Recommended Mother's Day Gift: Spa Sonic Skin Care System

If you haven't purchased a Mother's Day gift yet, you may want to consider giving her the Spa Sonic Skin Care System. Every woman washes her face, right? I'm all for practical gift-giving, and the Spa Sonic is something I think every woman should own. Seriously, if you care about your skin (or obsessed with skincare like I am), then get this product.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker at the MET Gala: A Reminder That Fashion Should Be Fun

Sarah Jessica Parker at MET Gala 2013

If you're attending the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala where they're celebrating its newest exhibit, PUNK: Chaos to Couture, it's only right to come in your own version of Punk fashion. Sarah Jessica Parker did just that.

Monday, May 6, 2013

5 Cute and Stylish Dresses Every Woman Should Own

Cute and stylish dresses

Well, ok, not everyone woman should have these dresses in their wardrobe because there are some of us who just don’t like to wear dresses. I used to be one of them. I was very much a tomboy back in the day. It was just only a few years ago that I set the intention to wear more dresses, and now I love them because it’s so much easier to just throw on a dress versus mixing and matching tops and pants.

If you love dresses, here are five to consider adding to your style arsenal when the occasion calls for them: