Khaki Nails For Fall

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I’ve noticed that the “it” color this fall is Khaki, military green, hunter green and the list goes on. I was actually inspired by one of my patients when choosing this nail shade, she had the perfect shade of green on her long ass acrylic nails and I just couldn’t stop staring at it (I almost didn’t catch her blood pressure). As soon as I got home I went rummaging through my polish stash and found a GOSH color I bought in NYC last year! There are a pair of Khaki trousers I’ve been eyeing from Zara but I haven’t hit the order button just yet, I’m feeling out the color first. Adding a pop of this shade makes for a really nice contrast color against my monochrome wardrobe. All I can tell you guys is that it’s really growing on me, especially paired with a vamp lip. Tell me what are some of your favorite shades for Fall!

* On my nails Gosh 616 Lazy Green 

New In : Slip On Sneakers

Simply Vera Auddy in Black 

I’ve finally found the perfect slip on sneakers to wear for the fall! They’re very versatile and can be worn with just about anything like midi skirts, BF jeans, leggings and dresses. I happened to get these at a very affordable price so I wanted you to be the first to know! My local Kohl’s stocks Lorac products, I went in for the Pro Palette but once I swatched it I wasn’t wowed. It’s nice and all but I really wouldn’t use most of the shades so I passed and brought the shoes home instead! It’s still a win win right?

Fashion Week With LWSS : Clutch Essentials

So it’s the last day of Fashion Week in NYC and this is the final installment of the series! I really hope you all enjoyed the looks and tips that I’ve featured for this huge event. Above is just a chill laid back outfit with a trench coat keeping it very neutral. I have this croc skin clutch and thought it paired terrifically with my croc leather bangles from Bandhu. In the clutch I would carry mainly beauty items just to freshen up throughout the day. I’d say the most important item would be my phone just because how else would you guys be up to date with the latest? Then powder, lipstick, concealer, eyeliner and my eyebrow pencil (just imagine you accidentally wipe an eyebrow off *cringe). My sunnies which are your classic Ray-Ban Wayfarers that really go with anything. You can’t forget perfume, you sit so close to people and I’d appreciate a good smelling someone. I told you guys how crazy I am about jacked up looking nails, it’s a big no no for me so in comes the cutest tiny bottle of Seche Vite! Don’t forget to bring your business cards, I’m kind of glad I didn’t go because I haven’t ordered my new ones yet and I think people take you more seriously when you’re prepared.

All the bloggers looked amazing, Danielle from We Wore What was on point everyday and I was all over her IG feed! The Row, Rag & Bone, and Alexander Wang were some of my favorite shows. So bye bye Fashion Week it’s been nice, maybe next year will be the time for LWSS!

 

Soul Reaver

Todays OOTD is inspired by Fashion Week, this would be another look I would have packed to wear. Oh and yes those are sweat pants!!! Who says you can’t be comfy while looking put together, it’s all about your confidence guys! I paired the sweats with an oversized turtle neck sweater (they’re all the rave) from Zara. I think the heels really gave it the twist it needed to balance out the homeless look I was going for hahaha.

Sweater: Zara // Pants : Zara (similar) // T-Shirt : Wilfred Free // Shoes : Zara (similar) // Clutch : Old Navy // Rings : Home Grown Silver & Stone // Sunglasses : Ray-Ban Aviators 3025 // Nails : Sephora X in White Matter

Fashion Week With LWSS : My Makeup Bag

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Second part to my LWSS Fashion Week series is what beauty products I would have packed. I feel that glowing youthful skin will always be on trend so that would be my main focus. I’ve prepped my bag for a bold look and a more natural easy look depending on what outfit I’d be wearing for the day. Makeup also depends on what the weather will be like but I have a little bit of everything in this bag. I hope you guys are enjoying this mini series and stay tuned for the last installment!

Fashion Week With LWSS : What To Wear

In honor of NYFW I thought it would be fun to share with you what I would take with me if I were to attend. I was invited to fashion week but unfortunately the timing was bad, I had my daughter starting dance and other prior arrangements so I had to pass.   I’m sure there will be another opportunity at a later date! So what is one to pack or even wear to these things? I’ve never been so I’m no expert but you can’t help but feel intimidated because all these amazing fashionistas will look the part. I thought long and hard about this and came up with one word, comfortable. What I mean by comfortable is with my style, I will stay true to myself and stick to it. Just because you’re going to some snazzy event doesn’t mean you need to be something you’re not! It’s all about being confident in your style and portraying that to others (even if you’re nervous as hell). These would be my main items to help me survive the week:

  • Janessa Leone Vera Fedora Hat - I think hats are great for hiding bad hair days, I know some shows are super early in the AM so if you’re in a time crunch a hat is the way to go.
  • Distressed Denim Jeans - You can really play them up with heels and a blazer or you can wear them with some flat shoes (birkenstocks, sneakers, etc). The more rips the better!
  • Ray-Ban Aviators - You might not have time to even put makeup on or will suffer the case of puffy eyes, Big shades will be your best friends!
  • Dress or a skirt - I’m not a big dress kinda gal so a high-waisted pencil skirt with a crop top or buttoned shirt would also be appropriate in my opinion.
  • Comfy shoes - Heels aren’t comfortable for all day so I advise to bring a pair of flats with you or opt for some platform shoes if possible.
  • Clutches - No one wants to lug around a huge ass bag so a clutch is key to carry just the necessities (coming later on this week so stay tuned).

I think if you play up your accessories and shoes you’ll be fine. Don’t forget your lint brushes, sewing kits and other emergency items you might need for a wardrobe malfunction. Be confident in who you are as a person and enjoy the show!

 

Nars Audacious Lipstick

Being the Nars whore that I am (Vanessa baby you know what I’m talking about right?) I just couldn’t turn away from this release. I went to my local Sephora to check out the lipsticks and left with the newest addition to my Fall line-up. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to swatch the entire shade range but my bloggers heart is still content with my single purchase. Charlotte is a deepened brick berry red with a cream finish, the formula is very hydrating and creamy. They are super opaque and long-lasting on the lips. I’m dying to get my hands on the shades Julie and Barbara which Sabrina has me lusting over! The packaging has upgraded from their rubberized texture to a matte sleek casing that has a magnetic closure, it’s all about that “click”. The Nars logo is embossed on the actual lipstick like most higher end companies do with their lip products. I feel very snazzy whipping this out and applying it, worth the extra couple of dollars in my opinion!

#NARSissist

My Make-up Uniform

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As much fun as it is to switch your routine up and test new products I always come back to the same look at the end of the day. It’s a look that I don’t have to put much thought into and it’s almost a uniform for the face. I start out with my Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation in 4.5 and apply a light layer with a damp beauty blender sponge. Then I conceal blemishes and spots with the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger. I don’t set my face right away because I like the foundation to settle into the skin first. I then move onto eyes and I must prime them with the Nars Pro-Prime Eyeshadow base, if not I’ll look like a greasy panda by mid-day. For shadow I love the ease and finish the Urban Decay Basics Palette provides me with. All the shades I need for a natural eye look are all in one place. I then apply Rimmel’s Waterproof Kohl in Nude to the waterline for that open eye effect. I must curl my eyelashes and apply my favorite mascara of all time which is Maybelline’s Full & Soft (waterproof). I find that it adds volume, separates and lengthens enough for everyday. Eyes done so I then finish off the face with a light dusting of the Hourglass Ambient Powder in Dim Light. I then warm up the face with my Jouer Bronzer in Suntan and Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed. I love how subtle the Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Highlighter is and it’s the best highlighter I’ve tried ever! To fill in the brows I always come back to the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette. Finally for the lips M.A.C Hug Me is the perfect “my lips but better shade” and I’ve gone through about 3 of these!

These products never fail me and always have my back (or maybe I should say face).