Archive | August, 2012

Leather Studded Kisses in The Sand: Fall 2012 Trend!

25 Aug

Hey everyone! So, it is sad to say that summer is coming to an end. However, on a brighter note this means my favorite season is right around the corner. I love fall and fall fashion trends never seem to disappoint. This fall 2012 season leather and studs are in! Studs are appearing on almost everything from shoes to jackets. Designers such as Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen and Prada were strutting down the runway with some studded shoes. Moreover, heavy on the leather, streamlined looks were the rage with designers such as DKNY, YSL, Pucci, etc.

I am loving the leather skirts and jeans that were showcased in the DKNY fall 2012 collection. Check out some more affordable options below!

Black Oasis Faux Leather Skirt                                        Zara Skirt with Leather Frill 

7  For All Mankind Jeans

Leather studded boots are also a great way to incorporate the  stud trend into your everyday fall outfit. Check out these leather studded combat boots from Steve Madden that I am in love with!

        Boot #1                                                                          Boot #2

If the the black leather and studs is too heavy for your personal style, you can try the trend out in a lighter way with studded flats/loafers.

Studded Loafers From Tobi.com                          Studded Flats From Lulus.com

Hope you have found this post helpful and let me know what you think about the these trends!

Don’t Forget to Like/Comment/Follow 🙂

xoxo, Lilia

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Daytime to Nighttime in just 15 minutes!!!

11 Aug

Want to go from a Daytime look to nighttime one in just 15 minutes? Well, here are some tips that may help you accomplish that.

Daytime:

 

   

Zara Dress- $59.90

Zara Blazer- $79.90  (I recommend investing in a this blazer. You could get a lot of use out of it.)

Zara Shoes- $39.90

Go for a simple dress. A Simple dress should be appropriate for the office/school with a sophisticated blazer and a classic shoe. Simple makeup and hair up in a bun will make the look that much more appropriate for daytime.

Nighttime:

  

Shoe: Zara $79.90

Necklace: Forever 21 $9.80 (looks like a million bucks)

We can reuse the dress, take off the blazer and add some rocking heels. By Adding some beautiful jewelry, a little more make up, and putting your hair down, the outfit  will look more appropriate for nighttime events.

Be sure to like/comment/share,

XOXO,

Maya

Top 5 Beauty Mistakes and How They Can Be Avoided!

10 Aug

Hey everyone, so I’m pretty sure many of you, like myself, have a few beauty mishaps here and there, but hopefully these few beauty tips will help you steer clear of these top 5 common beauty mistakes, courtesy of Seventeen Magazine!

  1. Wash Your Brushes: Not washing your brushes is a huge mistake because unwashed brushes can cause skin irritations and acne due to bacteria that is commonly formed on brushes with heavy product build-up. Remember to wash your brushes at least once a week. To wash your brushes, add a dime-size amount of gentle shampoo (i.e baby shampoo) to a cup, fill it with water and swirl the brushes around. Then, take each brush and rinse it under streaming water. Gently squeeze out the water and form your brush head to its original shape.
  2. Don’t Share Your Makeup: Sharing makeup with friends can lead to eye infections and other skin problems, since bacteria easily grows in products that contain high levels of moisture (mascara, liquid liner, lip glass, liquid foundation) If your friend asks to use your lip gloss, put some on her hand, instead of letting her apply it directly from the tube. For eyeliner pencils, dip the tip in alcohol and then sharpen the pencil if you need to share.
  3. Cake Face:  Too much makeup can add years to your face and give off the impression that you are trying too hard. Makeup needs to be applied and blended lightly and evenly. The correct brushes definitely help to blend and create a flawless application. If you have clear skin that does not need a lot of coverage, try a tinted moisturizer instead of a heavy foundation. Instead of a powder blush, try a sheer cream blush. For eyes, have fun and experiment with colors. Don’t use black, because it can be too harsh and intense. Instead, try navy, gray, purple or bronze.
  4.  Go Easy On the Mascara & Eyeliner: Too much mascara can cause clumpy, crusty-looking lashes. Solution: Use a lash comb to separate lashes after applying each coat of mascara. Another option is to use a mascara that has a brush with tiny bristles, or one that comes with a brush comb. Also, avoid looking like a raccoon with an eyeliner overdo. We can leave the raccoon eyes to Taylor Momsen, thank you very much.
  5. Glitter Overload: If you are feeling a bit funky and want to add a bit of glitter to your look, glitter is great. However, too much glitter can be an overkill and make you look like you are dressing up for a character. Instead of overdoing it, try using glitter in one area only, such as glitter lip gloss or glitter eyeliner. 

Hope these tips are helpful! Don’t forget to Like/Follow/ Comment 🙂 

xoxo, Lilia

TREND ALERT: Fall 2012 Shoes

10 Aug

Fall is around the corner and there are so many fabulous fashion trends that I am loving. As many of you may start fall shopping soon (mostly for back to school), knowing whats in will make you know what to look for. Over the next couple of weeks and all throughout  Fall, “Get the look for less” posts would be highlighting fall trends.

Let’s get started

Shoes:

Beautiful dark corals are so in. Fun shaped heels and platforms will be seen this season.

Dior:

Loving the rich purple and the velvet material.

Tip: Always look at the platform before  judging if a heel is too high. Once eliminating the height of the platform, the heel becomes totally reasonable. Platforms give the ability to wear crazy high shoes without sacrificing comfort.

Hermes:

The brown and the dark blue will forever be colors that can be worn in the fall, thus, investing in a pair similar to these would be worth it. Once again,the platform makes the heel easier to walk in.

Tip: This type of shoe is a multipurpose shoe as it can act as both a daytime and a nighttime one. It could easily be incorporated into many outfit so you can get a lot of use out of it.

And of course, Chanel!

There are many things I love about this shoe. First, I think the color is a color that will be in EVERY single fall and could be easily worn all throughout the year. Second, since the heel is so thick, it would be so easy to walk in. Third, I love the little touch of the crystals at the top of the heel. Its something very unique that can totally make an outfit that much better. And lastly, the style of the shoe is timeless (like most of Chanel’s shoes) which makes it so comfortable.

Make sure to come back soon to find out about new accessory trends for the fall,

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XOXO

Maya

$250K Black Diamond Nail Polish!

8 Aug

Hey everyone! So i stumbled upon this story today…. apparently the jewelry company, Azature,  has unveiled the most expensive nail polish in the world, which contains 267 carats of black diamonds!!

This one-of-a-kind polish is the newest luxury beauty product to hit the market. It is priced at a cost of a whopping $250,000 per bottle! Azature will also be releasing another version of this nail polish for $25 for all of us regular folks out there… Instead of 267 carats of black diamonds, this more reasonably-priced version will include a real black diamond in each bottle! It will go on sale later this month at Fred Segal stores throughout Los Angeles and most likely some places online as well. You can check out the whole article: here. I personally think that $250k is a ridiculous amount to pay for one bottle of nail polish, but the $25 version of this polish sounds more reasonable!

If YOU had the money to afford this black diamond nail polish, would you buy it?
Let us know your thoughts and don’t forget to Like & Follow! 🙂
xoxo, Lilia!
PS. FUN FACT: With $250,000 you can buy approximately 20833 bottles of OPI nail polish….Now that would be a lot of polish 😉

Kendall and Kylie on the Cover of Seventeen!

2 Aug


Hey everyone! Check out Kendall and Kylie Jenner on the cover of the September Back To School issue of Seventeen Magazine! I definitely look up to these girls since they are the same age as me and they always look fabulous 🙂 I can’t wait till this issue hits the stands so I can get my hands on it.

P.S… also Click Here to check out an an exclusive interview that Kendall and Kylie did with Seventeen.

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xoxo, Lilia