July 31, 2014

[THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP]


Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. 
   



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- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
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- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party
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[GUEST BLOGGER] Gwen Lewis on Styling Your Makeup To Match Your Outfit

Matching clothing to makeup makes your image look polished and complete. The great thing about it is that you can achieve a variety of different looks, based on what you’re going for. Here are some ideas to help you strike the right balance so that your summer style works from head to toe.


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Follow the Rule of Opposites

Summer is all about bright and bold color, but if you go overboard with your makeup and what you wear, the result could be messy. A simple tip is to work with the rule of opposites - your outfit color and makeup shades can complement each other with a bit of contrast.

Examples:

     If you are wearing a coral dress, a grey or neutral eye could be more effective than applying orange or coral to your eyelids.
     If your top is a dark color, use summery and pastel shades such as lavender or pink on your lips or eyes.

Contrast creates a striking result. Cosmopolitan states that you should also emphasize one part of your face (such as lips or eyes) and keep the others minimal.


Play with Metallic Shades

When wearing bright, playful summer colors, metallic makeup shades can help you put your best face forward without clashing with your fashion choices.

For instance: 

     A vibrant blue dress will look gorgeous when paired with silvery eye shadow.
     A citrus yellow top will work with a gold eye liner.
     A fuchsia dress will look regal when teamed with a ruby lipstick.

Metallic shades that contain jewel tones, such as navy or burgundy, are a good choice if you want to add a pop of color to the magic metal. Try Dior’s Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow that features sparkly and sophisticated colors.


Match One Item

The point of matching your fashion to your makeup is to make your look appear effortless and connected. This can be achieved by matching just one item of clothing to an element of your makeup. For instance, wear a handbag and lipstick in the same color. This pulls the look together elegantly with no fuss!


Same Color, Different Shades 

Another way to match your fashion and makeup is to use the same color in different shades. Actress Emma Stone pulled this off exquisitely at the 2012 Spiderman movie premiere when she teamed a purple dress with a smoky purple eye. The reason why it worked, as mentioned on The Huffington Post, was because the purple tones differed


Let it Shine

Gorgeous summer nights on the town might be defined by a glitzy dress. If you’re wearing gold, silver, or another shiny color, go ahead and add some of the same shimmer to your Try dabbing on a bit of a shimmery eye shadow to your eyes or lower eyelids for some fun, without the faux pas.


Fast Tip: Foolproof Fashion

A safe way to score a fashionable look from your lips to your sexy summer sandals is to choose neutral makeup colors. Shades such as browns and earth tones (such as a dusty pink on your cheeks and soft coral on your lips) will go with any colors and styles that you’ve decided to pull from your wardrobe.

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Skin SOS

Although your makeup is important, the first step to an amazing makeup color palette is to maintain a nourishing summer skin care routine. Try a skin lightening soap bar from Fair & Flawless called Soya Lait Lightening Bar that exfoliates dead skin cells on your body and keeps skin smooth. On your face, apply concealer before dabbing on some bronzer, such as Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder. It’s long-lasting while providing moisturizing effects.

Follow the above tips and you’re guaranteed to achieve effortlessly chic summer style. 






July 29, 2014

That time I unfriended Facebook Messenger.

Once upon a time I had a choice whether I wanted to use the Facebook Messenger.  I had decided against it because, in my mind, I didn't understand why Facebook needed not one but two apps to get it's stuff in order.  Why use the Messenger app when I have the Messages option on my phone?

Well, I got a text from my friend Gaby yesterday asking me if I'd gotten a weird message from a friend of ours.  I clicked on my Messages button and it tells me that I HAVE TO download Messenger.  Ughhhhh....why?! 


Facebook, the all knowing entity that it is, says it's for my benefit.  A faster app speed for both Facebook & Messenger, they say to butter me up.  Right.  Here's what I think.  Facebook is a bully.  Once again, I'm faced with a decision that I have no control over.  Facebook is in a great position.  What other messaging app would you need since you now have handy, dandy Messenger --- complete with video, friends list, blah blah blah.


I feel like I have a reason to be a little irked.  If you read the TOS, you'll find out that when you allow the app to record audio, it can do so now, at any time, without your permission.  If you allow the app to take pictures or videos, that permission also allows the app to use the camera without your permission.

I started searching through the Settings, trying to locate the privacy settings so I can set them but alas, there are none.  It just takes you to condensed versions of various licensing agreements and the like.  To get this app, you have to agree to their terms of service, but you need to realize that you're agreeing to something without being given the option to know what it is that you're agreeing to.


Sorry, Facebook Messenger, but I've unfriended you.  I'd say it was fun, the one day your little square app sat on my screen, but, well, it wasn't.  I was wary of you from the start but after a little research you seem just plain shady.  I deleted your little icon less than twelve hours after I installed it.  I guess I'll have to do things the "hard way" (*insert eye roll*) and actually log on to my account on a computer to see if I have any messages.....which is still way better than realization that you might be creeping on me, you big perv.

Why Do You Blog?


July 25, 2014

[THAT FRIDAY BLOG HOP]


Happy hopping everyone! Thanks for joining us again for That Friday Blog Hop which goes live every Thursday evening at 8pm EST. So join us each week & link up your blogs, social media outlets, or anything you'd love to share. 
   


That Friday Blog Hop: Join Us Every Thursday Evening

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- Stop by the hosts & co-hosts blog and follow along
- Say hi to new bloggers and leave a wonderful comment
- Grab the button and/or tweet about the blog hop as well
- Come back every Thursday evening to join in the party
- If you are interested in being a co-host for an upcoming week, send an email here
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July 21, 2014

Rock Stars and Ramblings


Completely beautiful. I just want to stare into this 
picture until it no longer makes sense.


At this point, I do not give 2 shits about Google+.  
It might change later...but right now my opinion on it is...."meh".


I believe........
that most people are assholes....and that
my life would be more awesome if I had a tree house or a fort.

 Music makes the world come alive.  I could be having
this shittiest day ever but if I hear a good song....at least the world is 
right & good for those couple of minutes.

Steps To Make This Happen:
1. Get Patio
2. Make Coffee.
3. Find someone who likes to drink coffee & stare at shit with me.

Courtney Love.  You're basically a horrible human being but I have to 
give you props on your ability to pose while wearing amazing clothes.

 I love rock stars.  I'll tell you why.  Because when they're on stage...the way they move....it's hypnotizing.  Contorting your body in the most insane ways, the faces they make, the way they can truly SING those songs that make you FEEL SOMETHING.  It's like magic watching it.


For me being onstage is me being everything I always wanted to be. It erases everything I don’t like about myself. Nothing can hurt me. I feel completely invincible. I feel like everyone on that stage is invincible and we’re capable of anything. There’s no stopping us.” -Gerard Way

 Gerard Way. ♥





July 20, 2014

Real Talk: Save The Undies with U by Kotex

Thanks to U by Kotex® Pads for sponsoring today's discussion.

Let's get real here.

I mean really real.  Talking about "women" things has been kind of taboo, for me at least.  I mean, I talk with my girlfriends about stuff like our periods and we let each other know when there's a sale at our favorite stores so we can stock up on new undies to replace those destroyed by "Aunt Flo".  I mean, how many of you let out a knowing sigh when reading this because it happens to you too?  Constantly restocking your undies supply can drain the bank, so I said I was done with it.  No more.  It's time to Save the Undies.  U by Kotex has long been my go-to for tampons but I haven't really been pleased with any panty liners I've tried.  No one wants to worry about embarrassing stains so I set out to find a thin pad to use that would provide me with 100% security.    The new U by Kotex product line features a 3D Capture Core which features a one-of-a-kind center that locks away wetness to help stop leaks all their ultra thin pads.


Summertime is vacation time.  A time to travel, explore and go on adventures.  If you're just heading out to the lake, exploring a new city or even flying off to some tropical destination, the U by Kotex pads w/ 3D Capture Core are a travel must have.  I'd be pretty angry if I ruined my clothing while on vacation.  Unless you over packed, you're in a bad situation.  As we all know, that time of the month can ruin a vacation...but it doesn't have to.  Have the confidence to wear what ever you want without fear of stains with U by Kotex.

Think about your favorite Summer outfits.  The ones you'd take with you on vacation.  I know I wouldn't want my favorite Summer clothes ruined because of an accident.  

Linqia U by Kotex Promo #1
Whether you're out shopping in the beautiful weather...


Linqia U by Kotex promo 2
or on a date night at a nice restaurant...


Linqia U by Kotex promo 3


or enjoying fun in the sun at the beach...

U by Kotex has you covered!  They offer a full line of feminine care products for periods including pads, liners and tampons.  Outstanding protection that keeps you one step ahead.  #SaveTheUndies!

Would you like to try the new U by Kotex products for free?!  Visit the U by Kotex Landing page and find the samples that best fit your mission to save the undies. Click on the “Get Sample” button and enter your mailing information. Then, sit back and wait, your free samples will be on their way!

This post is sponsored by Kotex but all opinions are my own.












July 18, 2014

Friday's Fancies & Back That Azz Up


Friday's Fancies - 7/18/2014


| tank, $29 | jeans, $33 | satchel, $35 | boots, $42 | ear cuffs, $20 | lip gloss, $26 | eyeshadow, $12 | blush, $21 | bangle, $6 |

Everything on this board is, and will always be, less than $50! My goal is to share affordable & fun fashion! Pin this outfit if you like it! Scroll over the photo & a 'pin it' icon will pop up on the top left of the photo. Click it and you're all set!
I'm linked up at Long Distance Loving for Friday's Fancies!



It's #BackThatAzzUp Friday at I Wore Yoga Pants!