Beauty Buzz: It’s Just Temporary

By |October 17th, 2013|Beauty Buzz|

I’d wondered before about your feelings on getting tatted up, and it’s still one of my most searched posts.  The other day, I was sitting and chatting with one of my best gals, Cat, and we noticed that all of the young starlets and songstresses were using ink as their best accessories.  And I can’t lie, I think a lot of them look really cool, but having one tattoo of my own that’s not visible to the general public (sorry, Dad- cat’s outta the bag), I can imagine regretting a more substantial stain of the skin.  Call me a commitmentphobe.

The thought of having to explain to little Tommy why his mom has an explicit phrase emblazoned on her forearm, makes me cringe.  And let’s not even get into that thing called gravity.  A cute little fish on your bum may some day become a whale on the back of your knee caps.  But that hasn’t seemed to slow down the beautiful people from Beverly Hills to the Big Apple.  Hollywood’s biggest stars from the queen of twerk to leading lady of the runway are expressing themselves in a dermal way- one of which is having hers removed due to a type-o.  Whoops.

So, we decided we were going to go ahead and get ourselves some henna fakies.  And then I saw a status update regarding a little something called jagua.  Inquiring minds had to know.  I went ahead and fired up, good ol’ Google.  Wouldn’t you know, I could order an at home kit and create my very own temporary tattoos. I also got more help after I had a look at these guys.  And order I did.  Thanks to Amazon.com, I received my DIY kit within a couple of days and I couldn’t wait to test it out.  One fine fall evening, we headed up to the roof and started to draw all over each other.  We began by testing the pre-made designs, but our creative geniuses (and that liter of wine) got the best of us and we went free hand.  From hashtags to this little reminder I painted on my forearm, we went wild.  Take that, Miley.

While we had taken the time to read the directions (a novel idea for me), we didn’t really take them as seriously as we should have.  Trust me, there’s a reason they include a pair of latex gloves.  Not only did we awake with hangovers, we also had stained fingers and smudged designs.  When the directions said to let it dry, they meant it.  Anything we’d wiped or tried to correct appeared the next day.  A bit of scrubbing and some patience erased our mistakes, but true to promise, the art will stay on for a solid two weeks.  Verdict?  A great way to test out a tat, but be sure to not drink and ink.



Why Did You Wear That: A Good In-Vest-ment

By |June 4th, 2013|Why Did You Wear That?|

Let’s play a little game of word association, shall we?  When I say, “denim vest” what’s the first thing that pops into your pretty little head?  I bet it was a mullet… namely in the form of Billy Ray Cyrus (you know, Miley’s dad).  But forget hoe downs and achey breaky hearts, cause the denim vest is one of this summer’s hot ticket items.  Just like all good things and some ex-boyfriends, denim vests have made a comebeack and here are three cool (and slightly unexpected) ways to wear one.

 Dressed Down Date Night:

1. MINKPINK Wonderland Mini Dress, 2. Mossimo Supply Co. Cropped Denim Vest, 3. Forever 21 Neon Lucite Trimmed Clutch, 4. Calvin Klein Vivian High Heel Sandals

Beach Baby:

bikini denim vest1. ABS Ombre Dip Dyed Denim Vest, 2. Joie Layana Silk Shorts, 3. DosMares Jade Halter Bikini, 4. Yosi Samra Flip Flops

Gal About Town:

1. Levi’s Trucker Studded Denim Vest, 2. MOTHER The Looker Skinny Jeans, 3. Truly Madly Deeply Tri Blend Slouchy Pocket Tank, 4. Diane von Furstenberg Anette Suede Pumps

Don’t break my heart, buy a vest.



Smart is the New Pretty: Monday Morning Quarterback

By |April 8th, 2013|Smart Is the New Pretty|

Typically, I reserve these posts for mid-week brain fodder and date commentary, but why not start off your Monday looking and sounding like you did more than shop, imbibe, and snooze this weekend?

Time for lunch.



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Would You Wednesday: Fresh Shave

By |March 6th, 2013|Beauty Buzz, Why Did or Why Don't?|

side shave hairstylesRecently, I’ve noticed quite a few songstresses and celebrities with a very daring hairstyle created by shaving one side of their heads and leaving the rest of their locks long.  I must admit it, it’s an undeniably edgy look that the average wallflower couldn’t pull off, but it makes me a little nervous.  I’m pretty attached (both literally and figuratively) to my tresses and if you think bangs are hard to grow out, I can’t imagine what kind of fun ensues when trying to even out your follicles once one tires of the look.  On the upside, I suppose it’d cut drying time in half.

So would you try the look?

Chop, chop.



Why Did You Wear That: Call of the Wild

By |July 29th, 2012|Celebrity Style, Look for Less, Why Did You Wear That?|

You know, leopard print tends to get a bit of a bad rap… and I guess I can see why.  When used in excess, it can leave a lady looking more like a tramp.  However, leopard doesn’t have to be all hookers and Housewives.  It also doesn’t need to be condoned to only the evening prowl.  Leopard is kind of a new neutral and when paired with the right pieces, it can actually look down right feminine.  Don’t believe me?  Here are three different ladies showing us three different ways to get a little catty in the right way:

olivia munn jay leno1. Vince Silk Tank, $195, 2. J. Crew Long No. 2 Leopard Skirt, $130, 3. Steven Angels T Strap Pump, $160

jessica chastain

1. Forever 21 Square Sunglasses, $5.80, 2. Parker Long Sleeve Wrap Dress, $169.40, 3. Vera Wang Hillary  Haircalf Flats, $225,

rihanna leopard bikini1. Vix Maria Animal Print Triangle Top, $92, 2. Vix Animal Print Bikini Brief, $96, 3. Dorothy Perkins Pyramid Detail Body Chain, $9




image via Animal Planet