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Everyone and their mom knows I am obsazzed with hair. What! It’s my favorite accessory! It’s one of the first things I notice in people sometimes, and to me I feel like your hairstyle can really make or break an outfit. In other words, if my hair looks good- my outfit looks good too. I’ve experimented with so many hairstyles, cuts and (now I can say!) colors over the years. The less products I need to use on my hair, the happier I am (plus it saves me time and money!).
Simple beauty solutions don’t come easy. The biggest advice I can give: feed your hair! Treat your hair like your body. It needs the right nutrition from the right products. My problem is I use way too many products at once and it’s a pain to re-stock every time! I recently discovered, “It’s a 10,” an all natural hair-care line that delivers the magic in one bottle! I tested out some of their products to see if it really is a 10! ;) I am happy to share that my hair felt so smooth and fluffy afterwards! Aka- I didn’t have to tease my hair to get that volumized look. I also appreciated the fact that I didn’t need to use any outside products to achieve happier hair.
1. Maintenance of keratin straightening treatments
2. Increase styling and manageability
3. Perfect for all hair types
4. Replaces lost protein
5. Protects the natural keratin in hair
6. Protects against heat
7. Restores hydration balance
8. Detangles, defrizzes and adds shine
9. Strengthens hair structure
10. Seals cuticles for extra silky hair
Sweater Dress: Target (comes in more colors) wearing size L
Necklace: The Oxford Trunk (sold out)
Hat: Nordstrom (old)– shop similar
Boots: Forever 21 (also comes in black)
I obviously can not get enough of over-sized sweaters this season. This is the second sweater dress I found at Target, and guess what? It’s made for PLUS-SIZES! I’m 5’2” so I got an L to make it look like a dress and I love it so much. If I got a small, I think it wouldn’t fit as nicely. Over-sized anything is always better (in my opinion).
Dress down any look with a pair of cute booties. These ones I recently bought at the Forever 21 in Dallas. They were 50% off on Black Friday! Forever is already super cheap so imagine the price-tag after the discount. Ja-ja-ja JACKPOT! I’ve been wearing them religiously.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.
Happy New Year! I am currently in the plane headed to Florida to host the Kurdish Youth Festival this weekend. Can’t wait to meet some of you there! I hope you all had a fantastic New Years Eve celebration (I sure did!). I was looking through some of my 2013 selfies and decided to share my favorite lipsticks of 2013 that are definitely sticking around this year.
If you want your lips to look smooth and look “perfect” with your lipstick on, it’s all about the prep! Every night before bed, I always apply a deep moisturizing lip balm sleep with it on. It seriously keeps my lips nice and smooth the next day!
I rocked A LOT of fun lipstick shades last year. For a while, I was really into the vamp look! Let’s take look back and see some of my favorite makeup selfies and lipstick shades that I will definetly rock again in 2014.
Wearing: MAC lipstick in “Morange“
I love this bright orange lipstick from Mac! It’s perfect for the spring and summer seasons ahead. Mac’s lipsticks are rich and pigment (major plus!!) so you won’t need to re-apply over and over again.
Wearing Yves Saint Laurent in “Blood Red“
Meet the perfect red lipstick. YSL beauty is one of my favorite cosmetics line, hands down. I use their highlighter and it’s A-mazing! The lipsticks are highly pigmented and give your lips a radiant, satin finish. AKA it doesn’t get all dry and nappy! I usually apply this lipstick once in the day and then once again at night. That’s all you need- It lasts all day long!
Wearing Too Faced lipstick in “Nude Peach“
A nude lipstick is important to have! This nude shade I’m wearing from Too Faced cosmetics is my everyday go-to when I’m going for a more natural look. Their ‘La Creme’ lipsticks are so perfect because they are very rich in pigment and also a glossy coat to finish off your look. It’s like a lip gloss and lipstick all in one and I love it!
Wearing Wet ‘n Wild in “Black Orchid” (sold out) // (Try MAC “Rebel”)
Dark purple/plum lipstick shades can be very daring! At first I thought there was no way I’d rock a gothic lip. ha! I decided to try it out for fun and I’m so glad I did. The vamp lip was definitely my favorite lipstick trend this past year. I love it so much! I don’t plan on parting ways with this shade any time soon.
Which lipstick shade was your personal favorite?
‘Tis the Season (to Shop)
If you’re someone like me who stresses out a little more than usual during the Christmas season searching everywhere for the perfect gifts for loved ones- this might help you relax a little! I’ve partnered up with Target (my favorite one-stop shop) to bring you my wishlist in style, beauty and home gift ideas. Shopping in-store can be stressful, so why not do it online!? Whether you’re shopping for a best friend, sister, or even your mom- these are some super cute gift options that won’t break the bank (hallelujah!). There’s plenty to go around so I split my wishlist into three collages for you! Enjoy!
Merry Christmas!! (Too early to say?)
-My Outfit Details-
Sweatpants: Urban Outfitters sold out (identical pair from Lovers & Friends, Also love these + these)
Sweatshirt: Lovers and Friends
Bag: Zara (shop similar)
Heels: Zara (similar Steve Maddens)
About the trend: Happy Friday! Today I’m re-inventing the traditional idea of casual sweatpants and sweatshirt style. When you think of sweats you think of the couch, right? Well, we’re taking it to the nightlife scene (in a chic way)! This is a trend I became inspired by during New York Fashion Week- so why not take it from the runway to the REAL-way?! Can I get an amen up in here!? Notice the style is relaxed but the prints are far from it. This is the perfect Friday night look that will not only make you feel comfortable (literally), it will bring you confidence in knowing that you can make a chic statement without trying too hard. Ya feel me!?
About the outfit: I found these amazing faux leather sweatpants at Urban Outfitters last week during their Black Friday sale! I got them for $20! I literally died in the store and came back to life. When shopping for these kind of pants, you can try going a size up for the looser/baggier look. The sweatshirt blouse is from Lovers and Friends- they are seriously one of my favorite brands EVER. They know how to make you look like the life of the chic party. I told myself I wasn’t going to buy anymore black heels, but then I saw these pointed-toe ones at Zara (on Friday Friday as well!!!) and I couldn’t say no to an amazing deal. Just $40 on sale! You can shop all these pieces above under “Outfit Details.”
Have a stylish weekend!