“COMPLETELY BARE,” DOWN THERE?

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Yes, there’s a reason for this season and thats for you to go “COMPLETELY BARE” – you know where! No, I’m not talking about landing strips or Brazilians…as much as you’d prolly like to hear about that if you you were a guy. I’m referring to getting rid of that unsightly winter coat and the recurring stubble that comes with leg and underarm hair. Yes, that yearly (for some) weekly ritual (for others) that is a must do in every woman’s itinerary. I would go the permeant hair removal route but thats for another post altogether LOL! My frustration with hair removal come with several gripes and so far I have 3 and here they are…

1. The need to go out and buy new razors every few weeks!

2. After you find your razor, you need to find an amazing shaving cream, thats where this post kicks in! No fear ladies, I’ve got a possible solution.

3. The attempt to shave without looking like you just got into a fight with a cat walking on your way to work…the band-aid company truly loves us LOL!

Let me elaborate on what its like to be a female in this era…we get our periods, we have babies which means we get stretch marks (which are beautiful in my opinion), we get menopause and all its symptoms because mother nature wasn’t finished with us yet, then when that’s settled and in its usual rhythm we still have to take off our body hair! Fellas, you sure do have it easy if you really think about it! But in all seriousness, us females just need a damn break every once in a while or for those that have money permanent solutions. No money no problem…lets refer to number one on my list, shall we?

Oh, the weekly or bi-weekly struggle – buying razors. I would love to congratulate the inventor of the razor – King Camp Gillette…you sir are a genius although you have made it a relentless struggle for most woman nowadays! There are about hundreds of brands of razors to choose from and if you’re like me you’ve got your personal favorite brand or you decide to skimp and buy the cheapest disposable brand there is (bad idea). If you’re in neither of these categories then you my lady are the one in the razor aisle looking and overlooking the descriptions and styles of all the different brands on the market! Buying razors is a trial and error scenario – you buy, try, and if it works for you hooray! You’ve been successful – at least in that area of your life. next on the list…Shaving creams!

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In this criteria, its also your preference but here is where I give you a heads up! I was a fervent user of the Skintimate line of shaving creams which were good but I wanted a different kind of shave. One that left my skin with the ultimate baby smooth feel and appearance – this cream did that but I felt like I was needing to try other shaving creams just to shake up my routine a bit. So I took advantage of Ulta’s 21 days of beauty and purchased the Completely Bare Moisturizing No-Bump Shave Gel and I think I have found an amazing product that is one of the best creams for us ladies that are shave happy!

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Hypo-allergenic and a People’s beauty Award favorite…awesome!

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Ladies, I’ve been using this product and I kid you not – I got an amazing shave out of this product. What makes this product different is that its a gel and not a foam which to me makes a heck of a difference when shaving and the smell is truly a fresh scent but in a happy sense. Trust me, I’m not one to buy items that have harsh, rub me the wrong way scents. I love clean, soft, flowery, happy scents and this is totally it. The shave that you get from this product is different but in an awesome way and the blade just glides across your skin giving you an effortless, soft, smooth shave.

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No foam here just a clear gel that is heaven on your skin!

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Love how smooth my legs look..

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Now on to my third gripe…

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Oh yes, the cat fight LOL! Well, don’t tell me you haven’t experience scrapes, cuts, and nicks from shaving. I have and yes the band-aid company was and sometimes is still my best friend LOL. You may argue that it could be your dull razor – Yes, it could be your razor but it could also be your shaving product. You may not believe it but it does make a heck of a difference what kind of shaving cream you use. At least for me it does and I’m currently in love with this gel and I highly do recommend it if you’re looking for a different product to replace what you are using at the moment.

Oh and for the final thought…

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Did you actually think I was gonna even remotely talk about the hair down there LOL…I didn’t but at least now you have options. Thanks for stopping by…..

THE RED EDITION!

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I know Valentines Day is long gone and celebrated but it still merits a post that I know you probably will enjoy. Did you celebrate the day with your loved one? I truly hope you did because I think that this is the most beautiful holiday on the American calendar and it deserves a special place on my blog! Hey, people even get married on this day so why not, right?

Why is this day so anticipated with us Americans? Well, for starters, V-Day  is associated with cupid – you know that cute little guy shooting arrows with his bow, the color red, red roses in a vase with a cute bow, chocolates in cute heart shaped boxes, sexy greeting cards with spicy quotes and pure anticipated steamy love! Boy that was a lot of saucy thinking on my part LOL. Cheesy for some, delicious for others…your choice.

Let’s see what it is about this holiday that makes it so awesome ….shall we?

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I couldn’t have said it better myself!

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The spice of life…..or maybe your sex life? Hmmm…

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Fifty Shades of Red…choose at your discretion!

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Apple Bottom or Bottoms up…Putting the Kink In Kinky, are we?

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Red Sweet Goodness!

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What an amazing dress…don’t you think?

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The chair of passion!

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Red Stairs…Wonder where it leads to? Perhaps to a much anticipated rendezvous?

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Roses are red, violets are Blue, this blog is awesome and so are you?

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Yes, Yes, and Yes!!

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The Red Horizon!

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Red nails and lips do tend to sink your sultry ships!

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Red Mens Velvet Jacket

So after you’ve viewed the images above, don’t you think that Valentine’s day is worth all the hoopla after all? You’ve gotta admit it is one of the sexiest holidays ever and there are so many ways to celebrate it. You decide for yourself and thank me later…better yet go back and review the images above then come back and visit the blog again for more inspiration and sexiness…

Gotta run… Love Alice!

MODEL CRUSH: CHARLEE FRASER

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Me being the fashionista that is all about fashion, style, and anything remotely related to such, I am obsessed with models and their careers. You could say sincerely that I have “Model Crush” LOL but seriously what person that loves fashion doesn’t. You gotta either love them, envy them, or follow their careers.

We have all seen endless model images all over magazine pages and social media. I seriously believe models always blaze trails wherever they stand. From Alek Wek, Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford, and Linda Evangelista just to name a few, these beautiful ladies have made their mark in the modeling industry. They have laid the foundation for future models and have left them a few pages in the book on how to be successful in this demanding industry. Yes its grueling but if it weren’t for some of these ladies, we wouldn’t have the beauties that are popping up in various social media outlets, magazines and elsewhere. Agreed? Yes?

Today I would love to introduce you to one phenomenal model and she’s a true bombshell. Her name is Charlee Fraser and she’s worked with several high end Australian photographers.  She’s from New South Wales and she’s is making true waves in the modeling industry by appearing in several campaigns, editorial shoots, and runway shows. She is also from the indigenous Awabakal people of New South Wales. How cool is that? She’s very photogenic and its obvious that the camera loves her in every way possible. She is signed to Ford New York and Premier in London. We should be seeing more of this Australian beauty all over social media, runways, and magazines. Let’s check out her pics and really envy this beauty, shall we?

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Speechless..this picture speaks to me!

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She really does look amazing from every angle!

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Seriously? Is she stunning or what?

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She is fierce – this image has so many levels to it!

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Even in Black and White she rocks the images, Ughhhh I’m so jealous LOL!

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She’s on fire…Girl, you are rocking it!

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Her eyes look into your soul, can you feel her passion?

These pictures definitely take me back to a time when at 15 years old and I wanted to be a model. At 5 feet tall and 100 pounds I was told I was too short therefore I quickly deferred my love of modeling for photography, reading about fashion and blogging about it. Since then, I have not felt discouraged but it has empowered me to find a different outlet to express my love of fashion. I now read as many fashion magazines, blogs, and keep up with my social media accounts as much as I can. Some may say its excessive but I beg to differ. The more you keep up with whats going on in the fashion industry the more you learn and apply that toward your ultimate goal of success. Besides fashion is always evolving its never consistent and still therefore my career needs to be evolving as well.

Hope you liked this featured model and look out for more of her work online and in magazines. Check out her instagram here: @Charleefraser – Tumblr: Charleefraser.tumbler.com

Stay fabulous my friends!!!

SUMMERS LOCKS OF LOVE

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Summer has once again returned but in my neck of the woods it hasn’t returned with a vengeance. Thank God for that because it can get brutal in a quick minute and my hair surely doesn’t do well in humidity. But oh well, let me just enjoy the summer and keep it positive, Yes…Yes!

As you might have guessed by now today’s subject of my choice is hair. To be more specific hairstyles and color. I love it when people decide to explore and be daring with their locks of love. It just reminds me that we can all be unique and beautiful no matter what race or nationality you may be. Now that its summer that means that hair stylists have their work cut out for them as weddings, birthdays, baptisms, graduations and just the typical family reunion are put together. Its one heck of a good reason to make up a good excuse to get a fresh color and a cut.

With that in mind, lets just take a look at a few that I’ve archived just for this post…which one’s your favorite?

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What a beautiful hairstyle, would be amazing for that summer concert that you’ve been wanting to attend.

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Love the cut and color of this one…looks so pretty and goddess like!

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Long with Ombre highlights…so pretty!

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I’ve always loved the short, wavy, cuts like this one with the blonde streaks in between. This one looks so badass on this model.

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For those of you that like color thats on the opposite side of the spectrum …check this one out! What do you think? Its definitely different.

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Long layers with that beautiful color…yes, please! I would definitely rock this!

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Bob haircut with side swept bangs…Gorgeous!

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Love this color and the cut of course but that color is so summer-ish!

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For my lovely black women, this ones for you and me of course, Oh so beautiful – I would rock this!

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Yes ladies, you can also rock a short pixie cut like no ones business, stunning!

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Short curls can be your thing if your not into the long hair trend…still rockin it!

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You can also rock a natural high bun which to me looks so simple but elegant!

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She’s rocking the long, shiny, beautiful hair that makes anyone want to go to a salon and get theirs done the same way!

So what’s your take on summer hair? Should you cut it short, long, color it, or just rock it natural? I believe in doing as you see fit. If you wanna have it long and curly by all means go for it! If you wanna rock a short, shaved, bob thats all amazing too. The most important thing to remember is that whatever haircut, style, or color you pick it’s what makes you unique and beautiful. You rock whatever your heart desires and do it like its no ones business. Feel confident about how you look and smile at all times. Make yourself happy and look gorgeous while you’re feeling yourself.

I really hope this has inspired you to at least look into getting into a salon this summer and I would love to know which one of these styles gave you an epiphany for a cut, color, or style that you like.

Stay Beautiful My Lovely Ladies!

DO YOU HAVE THE BLUES?

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BLUE is a staple color in the rainbow of our lives. Almost all of us have something in this beautiful color in our closets. Whether it be a hat, shoes, shirt, pants, gloves or even a scarf we all adore the color blue in one way, shape, or form. Its one of the most important colors of the rainbow so I decided to start posting about colors on this blog but I’m doing it in picture form…Join me and check out my visual happiness in fashion related color form! Hope this BLUES you away….

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Our beautiful BLUE moon

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The BLUE man group, seeing these guys perform is on my to do list!

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Flowers in BLUE

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BLUE on BLUE

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BLUE stairs to nowhere

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BLUE M&M’s ..Yummm!

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Oceans BLUE

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The majestic BLUE jay

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Eyes BLUE, the windows to your soul

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BLUE suede shoes

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BLUE clock in a BLUE colored room

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Makeup shades in BLUE

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 and finally….Bathrooms in beautiful BLUE

So there it is ..hope I have solved your obsession for all things true blue and then some. Wondering what color will be next on my mind..you’ll have to tune in later this week to see…Love, Light, and Peace to you all!

LOVE IT OR HATE IT – PINK HAS ARRIVED AGAIN AND ITS HERE TO STAY!

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I can’t deny that the color pink is one of my favorite colors. There are so many variations of it that you are bound to find a color that will lure you in. I love all shades of pink but it has to look right whether its in fashion, makeup or hair color. If its not the right shade or the items don’t look right in this color …I pass!

Years ago, this color was considered a highly feminine color due to its association with girls in general. Pink is a cool, calm, vibrant and at times a sexy color depending on how its presented and also how your eyes visualize it. In some people this color evokes emotions of happiness, calmness, serenity and even promotes senses of peace and tranquility. Its a happy, sexy, trendy color that if played out right screams “buy me, please!” Today its saturated the market so much that its everywhere, even men and boys are wearing pink..I’ll get to that in a few!

 I love the color pink but its got to be presented in a way that would make me want to touch, buy, and wear it. If it looks horrid to me I will never even think to take a second look at it. As for men, a man that braves wearing pink to me is sexy. I’ve seen it on male models and boy do they look amazing in this color. I guess its obvious that for me pink is the go-to color  but for others it may be the most repulsive, silly, feminine color they have ever laid their eyes on. I don’t blame you ..to each his own. Its not a color thats for everyone and I highly respect that!

Lets look at a few ways that the color pink is represented in general from the pale pink for men and the bright pink hues for women. I’ll let you be the judge and see if its your most or least favorite color thus far! Check out the pics below…

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For those that are sunglass collectors, these pink shades are really cool. Would look amazing with any outfit

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I’m a huge makeup lover but its not my favorite color in this area. Most colors or shades of pink do not look great on me – I have a few that look amazing but I wish I could wear them in all shades and variations. I tend to pass on some pink shades of makeup because they make my face look washed out. Kudos to you if you can pull it off

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This dress and the shoes are my perfect pink color….not too keen on the hair though

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Roses and Tulle

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I’ve always wanted a coat like this one…

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Mens pink socks…I think this is really cute and fun

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The pink sport jacket…he looks really sexy in it too

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Blush pink watch…telling time in this color can also be awesome

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Pharrelle isn’t afraid to wear pink…its even on his watch! Thats hot

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Would you as a male dare to wear?

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Amazing what a little pop of color can do, huh?

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Can you relate to this?

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I love scarves, this ones beautiful

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Even Paris Hilton is all about her pink..

So there you have it …You can now decide if Pink will be incorporated into your wardrobe or lifestyle. If not its okay I will be posting more lovely colors of the rainbow soon. I love color so this will be the first in a series of colors to follow.

As for me, I will keep lovin my pink. To me its one of the most beautiful colors ever created and it calls to me always. So please continue to visit so you won’t miss the next episode in the color series.

Till next time …happy shopping my friends!

COLOR BECOMES ME: MY OBSESSION WITH MAKEUP!

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Its all started when I was 12, color was everything to me. I can remember in school when my teacher would ask the class what colors we would like in folders or writing notebooks and I was always the odd ball. The kids in the class would pick beautiful pinks, red, blues, or purple and I was the only girl in class to pick yellow, orange, green or some whacky tacky color like that. I didn’t care, I was expressing my love for unconventional colors that most girls my age would have never picked to be their fave at the time. Was I an oddball or was it the start of something seriously obsessive?

Lets go back to when I remember it all started for me. Being 12 and living in NYC, I was constantly around color, makeup, and trendy stylish people. My first encounter with makeup was when I was allowed by my mother to wear colored lipgloss. Yeah, I considered that makeup and it made me feel all grown up and ladylike. I was so happy to have been allowed to wear it because it was the start of something big for me. As the years went by I experimented with more vibrant colors (I won’t post pics because I want to save myself the embarrassment) that I thought would look amazing on me. At the age of 17, I remember buying this beautiful blue Maybelline eyeshadow (haven’t seen that color since) – hey I thought It was going to bring out my light brown eyes. Needless to say, It was an awful choice and I was made fun of by other girls in high school because they thought it looked horrible on me and did nothing but make me look like a clown. Could it have been jealousy or was it really that bad? I’m really not sure but I loved that eyeshadow and I believed at the time that it looked beautiful on me. So I decided to experiment with more colors in makeup over the years – this is the beginning of my obsession with all things color and cosmetics.

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My childhood lip glosses looked like these. I thought I was grown with my new found glossy lips!

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My first eyeshadow was almost similar to this color and I was so in love with it. Haven’t see that exact same color in years.

Today I can truly say I’m a true makeup junkie, I collect makeup like I collect shoes, scarves, and handbags. Today’s makeup is nothing like the makeup from years ago. Nowadays you can find every and any color you are searching for versus ages ago where you only had the basic colors. There are so many brands/color varieties that its saturated the market and you almost need a makeup allowance to keep up with it all. Uhh Ohh, I think I gave myself an idea..Sephora and Ulta are already loving me.

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Eyeshadows in various colors…need a color I probably have it. This is only a portion of my collection!

Color is important but the patterns or the way they are presented to me are important also. Heres why – A while back, I went with a friend on a shopping trip and walked into the Vera Bradley store and boy were my eyes in for a shock. I mean I love color but jeez I felt like I had walked into the 70’s. I’m sorry, I know that there are those that love the Vera Bradley brand but her colorful merchandise really doesn’t appeal to me. I can never find a color pattern that I like in her items, although I did see a beautiful towel that was amazing and I need to go back and purchase it before I never see it again. Thats a first of me ever liking one of her items, the colors never seem to be right for me and they do not seem to go together…and those swirls and flowers Uggghhh! I will stop at that thought for now before I put my foot in my mouth LOL.

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 I woite this blog post because of an epiphany while leaving the Ulta store. I walked in with the idea of taking advantage of a sale and walked out with a hundred dollars worth of makeup. What happened? Well I was asked by one of the ladies that worked there if I needed help and was given one of their complimentary makeovers and thats what did me in. Don’t get me wrong I love complimentary makeovers and I loved the way it looked on me. It gave me a dewy look and I was sold. I walked out with every item she applied on my face plus a few more non makeup items.  Did I need it, No! Did I want it, Yes! Heck, it made me look beautiful and thats what had me sold. Will I ever get tired of makeup, color patterns, and the beauty of it all? I probably will not and will continue to enjoy it for as long as I can. Its in me or should I say it becomes me and we become one.

As you can see here’s my problem, how can I walk into this store and not wanna buy everything….Ughh!

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Oh Ulta, I’m obsessed with you!

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My Ulta Purchase..plus that free glittery cute bag, love it!

Makeup for me is at times obsessive, expensive, and color crazy but I love it. Hey, how can you not love looking and feeling beautiful. Ladies do I really need help and is there any other female that can relate to my epiphany?

GUCCI: BRIGHT DIAMANTE COLLECTION

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Gucci has been an iconic name in fashion and style since I was in junior high school. I remember going to school and walking the hallways to class and seeing most of the well to do kids in my area rocking this signature brand. The guys rocked the Gucci leather backpacks and the girls flaunted their amazingly beautiful handbags. I always admired the goods but what I most loved about the Gucci brand at the time was their signature colors of red and green stripes on a piece of web fabric. I also loved that they put that double “G” in as if to say – here is your glamour stamp of approval, you’ve been officially Guccifyed! This “glamour stamp of approval” as I called it just made my desire to somehow obtain one of these beautiful handbags even more intense.

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Gucci Vintage Doctors Bag circa 1980’s

To my disappointment, upon asking a friend of mine, “I wonder how much those pretty handbags cost and where can I get one?” she responded very flatly, “forget about it, only the rich kids in this school can afford things like that and we aren’t rich!” Still to this day, with me being a huge handbag lover that hasn’t stopped me from admiring this beautiful brand and its signature look.

As of today I honestly cannot afford an authentic Gucci bag but I love to see what new items they come up with every season. This season the colors are shockingly beautiful and out of this world. But don’t my word for it, have a look at this seasons beautiful colors in the pics below..

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Bright Diamante Leather Bucket Bag

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Jackie Soft Python Top Handle Bag

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Jackie Soft Crocodile Hobo

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 Fucsia Bamboo Shopper Tote

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Lady Lock Python Handle Bag

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Bamboo Shopper Leather Boston Bag

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Online Exclusive: Metallic Leather Tote

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Purple Nouveau Fringe Leather Python Shoulder Bag

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Bamboo Fringe Shopper Suede Tote

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Soft Stirrup Ostrich Shoulder Bag – I have an Ostrich bag and its amazing! I would buy this one if I had the mean LOL!

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Gucci Nouveau Python Clutch, Love that python pattern with the red color!

Okay, there’s so much more on their site to see and many more styles so go to Gucci.com and check it all out! Hope you enjoyed this post…more to come stay tuned!

Photos: Gucci.com

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SHOE DESIGNER AND A PHOTOGRAPHER, LIFE IS JUST THAT WONDERFUL!

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Authentic “Golden Crunch” wedges made by John Ashford – Photo: John Ashford

Nyc is the mecca for all kinds of hobbies and activities known to us humans. It is also known for its great backdrops for photography enthusiasts, fashion designers, artists and whatever other hobbies or professions you can think of. Stroll through the city just getting off of a train or bus and you can see these influences everywhere you look. It isn’t that hard to get inspired, your passion for whatever sparks your interest will be bombarded by the sights and sounds and you’ll want to delve right into whatever it is that your interested in or want to know a little more about it. Such is what has happened to me and I have been fortunate meet a few people that are professional in their particular artistic field  – Shoe designer (John Ashford of Authentic by John Ashford – I’m a huge shoe lover), photographer (Steven Bagley) and videographer (Steven Taitt).

As we headed out to the location of the photoshoot I had several questions lingering in my head. Would this photographer get along with me, someone who had no idea of what a photoshoot even was or looked like ? Would he be snobbish or conceited in any way? All those pressing questions and my negative perception of all professional photographers was unfounded! Enough said!

I was soon afterward introduced to Steven Bagley in his Nyc studio and he wasn’t one of “those” photographers. He is an amazing individual who is humble and so easy going. He interacted with me, joked around and even offered us several food items to eat which was a nice gesture on his part since he didn’t have to in the first place but he did and it was highly appreciated by all of us. This man made everyone feel comfortable and friendly. Even the models that were at the shoot Svetlana and Karin were comfortable when given instructions by him. He’s just that fabulous and together with Shoe designer John Ashford’s ideas and Steven Taitt the Videographer this trio worked their magic and pulled this amazing shoot off and made it look so easy. Trust me it was hours of work but so gratifying! Check out the pictures below and go visit John Ashford at his site: http://www.authenticbyjohnashford.com to order and see his collection of amazing handmade shoes.

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Samoilova wearing Authentic “Green Tea” pumps made by John Ashford

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Svetlana and Karin posing for Steven Bagley with Authentic by John Ashford “Green Tea” pumps and “Charlottes Web” wedges

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John Ashford making sure that the shoe fits…Notice the other amazing pair of shoes that are nearby. Lord, they’re gorgeous!

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An Authentic handmade collection of Shoes made by John Ashford

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Karin wearing those fabulous “Golden Crunch” Wedges handmade by John Ashford of Authentic by John Ashford…Wow this picture came out amazing – those are a beautiful pair of magnificent shoes! Photo: Steven Bagley, Stylist: John Ashford

Svetlana steaming up photoshoot, Lord she is amazingly photogenic!

Svetlana steaming up the photoshoot, Lord she is amazingly photogenic! Shoes: “Rock Cheetah” platforms made by Authentic by John Ashford. Steven Bagley is amazing!

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Time to try on those beautiful handmade shoes!

Steven Taitt, Svetlana and shoe designer John Ashford showing photographer Steven Bagley how its done!

Steven Taitt, Svetlana and shoe designer John Ashford showing photographer Steven Bagley how its done!

Lets take a closer look at those shoes, shall we?

Lets take a closer look at those shoes, shall we? Amazing!

An angel that just got her wings!

An angel that just got her wings and a pair of amazingly hot shoes!

This is what happens in between shots, time for an Authentic by John Ashford break

This is what happens in between shots, time for an Authentic by John Ashford break

Steven Bagley working his magic behind the lens

Steven Bagley working his magic behind the lens

Behind the scenes look at  how the prepping is done for various shots

Behind the scenes look at how the prepping is done for various shots!

Svetlana wearing Authentic "Ndeble Night" suede platforms made by John Ashford. Photo: Stephen Bagley, Stylist: John Ashford - www.authenticbyjohnashford.com

Svetlana wearing Authentic “Ndeble Night” suede platforms made by John Ashford. Photo: Stephen Bagley, Stylist: John Ashford – http://www.authenticbyjohnashford.com

Many people may seem to think that photoshoots are fun and easy, yes they can be fun but it’s all about capturing the moment and why your actually there. For all of us: it was photographing these beauties wearing Authentic by John Ashford Shoes which Steven Bagley did an amazing job at it. For me, it was assisting in any way I could and soaking in as much of this once in a lifetime experience as I could possibly take in. All in all it was a win win for everyone and most of all the lovely models seemed to feel comfortable in their own skin and have fun at the shoot! John Ashford had several amazing ideas at the photoshoot, it was amazing how one idea led to another and it all came out so beautiful in pictures. Let the pictures above speak for themselves and show how much fun and amazing the shoes came out in this photoshoot – once again, thank you John Ashford, Steven Bagley and Steven Taitt for an amazing experience. Hope to attend another one of these amazing photoshoots with these amazing individuals in the near future.

Steven Bagley, John Ashford and Me...had so much fun thanks everyone!

Steven Bagley, John Ashford and Me…had so much fun thanks everyone!

FOR THE LOVE OF SUMMER WEDDINGS

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Anne Bowen (Autumn/Winter 2014)

If you’re having a summer wedding I really envy you. I love all things bridal and I think that summer weddings are magical and so amazingly beautiful! The satin, tulle, lace and organza make a statement of elegance, sophistication and style.

To me the best part of planning a wedding is searching for the bridal dress. Hunting for the perfect dress is exciting and yes it will make you anxious but think of the perks. You will get pampered, poked, and put on a pedestal all in the name of saying, “Yes to that dress!” Who knows maybe you will even get “Jacked up” just so that you can visualize yourself beautifully strolling down the middle of all the church pews as all your guests gawk and stare at how amazing you look. So whats not to love about summer? I love to envision it as bridal season, the perfect occasion to plan the most amazing wedding and have fun at it too.

If you haven’t found that dress yet, heres a little inspiration to get your mind on the right track! Which one is your favorite, let me know in a comment below — I love comments and interacting with my readers!

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Ines Di Santo  (Spring 2015)

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Galia Lahav (Spring 2015) This dress is amazingly Stunning! Can you imagine yourself walking down the aisle in this one?

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Eve Of Milady Couture Collection, Love the flowers on this dress!

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The back of this dress is stunning, I love Maggie Sottero’s dresses!

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Aire Barcelona – so beautiful and simply perfect!

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If your looking to make a statement, here’s a non traditional pink dress with elegant ruffles on the bottom by Austin Scarlett! Makes for a bold entrance….don’t you think?

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If you’re not feeling the full length dresses, you can always do a fabulous tea length like the one above by Ines Di Santo…so chic and sexy!

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Stunning Peekaboo design by Gemy Maalouf

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Check out the details on this Victor Harper Couture dress!

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Another Short Dress by Rosa Clara Bridal…So pretty and Elegant!

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Monique Lhuillier (Spring/Summer 2015)

Hope that this inspired you as much as it inspired me to post it. All of these gowns are amazing in white as they are in pink or blue. Just remember its your wedding so pick a style/color that you would love to see yourself in and ditch the opinions of those that you may think need to be with you dress shopping. Less is more and the only opinion that matters is your own. Have fun and enjoy!!