Wednesday, July 30, 2014

What Is the Big Deal With Wearing Makeup?

Me without makeup
Makeup can enhance our natural beauty, but why do we insist that someone would "look better" if they wore makeup?

I was catching up on my beauty and fashion reading today, and came across Leandra Medine's post (aka "The Man Repeller") titled "Why I Don't Wear Makeup". It made me think about my own reasons for wearing makeup and women's dependence on it as a way to make them feel good about themselves.

There was a time that posting a picture of myself online sans makeup was not an option, but I think when you get older you tend to say, "F**k it, I don't care what people think" more often.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

For Summer Dates and All-Nighters: Warby Parker's New Beacon Collection

Warby Parker Beacon Lifestyle

Sunglasses and eyeglasses have the power to turn an ordinary outfit into an effortlessly chic outfit.

As someone who has amassed a collection of sunglasses and relies on a tried-and-true pair of cat-eye glasses to hide the bags under my eyes, I can appreciate Warby Parker's new Beacon Collection, which is inspired by spontaneity and a nod towards the morning star that shows up just before sunrise or just after sunset.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Getting-In-the-Spirit-of-Comic-Con Outfit

Conan O' Brien as The Flaming C tshirt

Can you believe I've lived in San Diego for 22 years and never attended Comic-Con?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Beauty Is...A Lazy Sunday

Cat relaxing
We should take a page out of the cat's playbook.
A day of relaxation on a regular basis is good for the mind, body, and soul.

I remember Sundays as a young girl. I would play outside with the neighborhood kids, read a book, or listen to the radio and practice drill team dance moves. Sundays were a day with no agenda. You did whatever the day gave you. It was a day off school and that's all that mattered.

Friday, July 18, 2014

How to Clean Your Hairbrushes With Baking Soda and Soap

How to clean your hairbrushes
It's been on my To Do list for so long, but I finally did it! I cleaned my hairbrushes for the first time since getting them. I know it's grossing out those of you who are OCD about cleaning every beauty tool you own, but this was just one of those things that was not on my priority list.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Bethenny Frankel Can Wear Daughter's Clothes, So What?

Bethenny Frankel wearing daughter's pajamas

In the age of social media there has been so much celebrity bashing, which frankly, I'm pretty annoyed with.

Let's talk about the latest drama of Bethenny Frankel, the ex Housewives of New York City star who posted a picture on Instagram modeling her 4-year-old daughter's pajamas.

I don't see anything wrong with being a little silly, and hey, if you can fit into children's clothing, so what?! She looked cute in that Hello Kitty top and I would wear that in a heartbeat. Once in a blue moon I'll find a girl's size 16 dress or shirt that I can wear. That's a fashion crime because??? If anything, I'm saving a little cash, and when you're budget-conscious every dollar counts.

Many of the negative comments on the picture come from women who are simply jealous and insecure. That's the bottom-line.

Just let celebrities be who they are. They are human just like you and me. You may not like Miley Cyrus' twerking or Kim Kardashian's advice about pregnancy, but they're entitled to do and say what they want. If you don't like it, don't watch music awards shows or read articles about these celebrities.

Why not focus on YOURSELF and how you can be a more beautiful you?


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Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Skin Care Survival: 4 Must-Have Beauty Products

California Naturel Skincare Products

Taking care of my skin during the summer has never been so challenging. I don't know if it's because I'm getting older (probably so, but I'm in denial). I've found myself with a little OCD about my skin and making sure I'm stocked up on skin care products.

During a recent camping trip to Sequoia National Forest I only wanted to pack the essentials. It just so happens I received products from California Naturel to review, which are actually the four products I believe that you must have in your beauty arsenal for any summer travel:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

This Is Why I Love Accessories

Sporty outfit of the day

I love my new Puma royal blue and pink shoes, but there aren't too many pieces in my wardrobe that I could wear with them. I was also in the mood to wear the Forever 21 green and blue striped skirt, but would they really match with the shoes?