Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Secret To Perfect Boho Braids

I Loooove braided hairstyles! The fact that there is minimal time commitment  and zero heat required is freaking awesome. Braids are perfect in the Summer time when it's hot out and the last thing you want to do is blast your self with a steamy hot blow dryer. They are also amazing in the Winter time, when it's pouring rain and it makes zero sense to curl your hair.
There are so many fun different styles to choose from! The secret for getting them to last is to use "day old" hair and to  find a good hair "cream" or hair "lotion". This will keep those annoying stray hairs in place and also make it much easier to braid in general. I love BioSilk hair cream and also Moroccan oil hair styling lotion. Use these products sparingly, you don't want to look greasy. I love adding fun hair flowers or vintage rhinestone brooches to these updos! Get creative & have fun!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Picks for the Worst Hairstyles of 2011

Everyone has been blogging and talking about the BEST hairstyles of last year, but what about the bad ones? The ones we don't want to see again?.......The ones that make you go "Hhmmm?"
I am all about personal fashion choices and being your own, unique person. But you just won't catch me in any of these styles. Here are my top four 2011 hairstyles that should be left behind.
What do you think? 
Love them or Leave them?
Brunette Celebs Going Blonde
I am SO happy these ladies quickly switched back to their dark roots. I have to admit, as a natural brunette myself, I have dabbled in highlights and have also been curious as to what I would look like as a blonde. But honestly, all of the harsh chemicals and lifts are terrible on your dark hair and can leave you looking washed out.  I think we can all agree that these ladies both look even more stunning as brunettes.

The Female semi-mohawk.
This one leaves me very confused. Do you think she just got pissed off one "bad hair day" and snatched her Man's  beard trimmer and went to town with it but couldn't follow through? Yes, I think I'm correct.
Feather Hair Extensions
Aaahhhh.....the much raved about, over hyped chicken feathers. Girls everywhere were raiding tackle shops and craft stores to get in on the trend. Let's say, 9 times out of 10, you look like you just finished plucking a bird .
 Not a cute look. I say, let's leave it  in 2011.

Ombre Hair.
This has to be my least favorite of all of the hair trends.
To me, it looks as though the ends are dry and you need to go get  a trim. This look should only be reserved for 80s rockers.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Pretending to be a Model for a Day

Today was so fun!
My friend came over to shoot some of my new vintage items for my Etsy shop, The Vintage Bombshell . He has a lot of new photography equipment that he like's to practice with and I really need professional looking photos for my shop, so it's a win win. Plus, it's super fun to take photos with a friend you are comfortable with!
I tried doing my hair and makeup a bit differently for this shoot. I felt like a drag queen in the first one.....waaaaaayy too much makeup! I kinda went overboard. Having a heavy hand is useful when being photographer from a distance. But when you are doing portrait style photography, such as this, it's best to use natural looking shades and a strong eyeliner and bold lip.
Ewww..... waaay too much makeup here. I learned my lesson!

I finally nailed it! i used matte eye shadows, contoured cheeks and Stila lip glaze in "Giggle". It was on the Betsey Johnson runway for Spring 2012.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Want to Know the Secret to my Shiny Hair?....

I cannot use a ton of products in my hair.
First of all, I hate the feeling of most of them.....that greasy, sticky texture. Ewww. I actually have very fine hair. I have A LOT of fine hair that is easily weighed down by most products. Especially most shine serums.
After reading Hello Amanda's, one of my fave bloggers, posts on the muuuuch raved about Moroccan oil. I had to try this stuff! It sounded too good to be true!

I mix a dime size amount of the Moroccan oil with a quarter size squirt of the Hydrating Styling Cream throughout my damp hair BEFORE blow drying. 
Not only does this stuff smell incredible, it delivers what it promises. A healthy shine.

See for yourself!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rocker Barbie

As I said in my last video.....I need any excuse I can to rock my favorite necklace. You know that one item you own, that makes you feel like a rock star?.......well this one is it for me. My prized Lanvin for H&M necklace. It has almost a Victorian- Barbie vibe to it. It's made if a heavy metal coated in a hot pink enamel with a ribbon tie closure. A perfect design. I'm lucky to have a friend who battled the crowds at H&M during the collaboration to score this for me!
H&M also made these beauties in red, but I think pink is the prettiest one ;) I only wish I could find something similar in black! Wouldn't that be cool?!
Check out my killer ring, made from a vintage clip on yours truly ;)

This killer moto jacket I've had with me since high school. It's by Clio,  I most def scored it on a clearance rack. I  love the  silver zipper details! It seems like I always wear this coat with the sleeves unbuttoned. I think it adds a cool touch.

My favorite tall Born boots pair nicely with this look, keeping with the black leather theme. My pants are the Victoria's Secret Siren Jeans I purchased from, for only $22. These have to be the coolest skinny jeans in my closet. They are a light-weight cotton stretch fabric and look great tucked into boots as I did today, or worn with heels.

Because my outfit was so bold today, I wanted to keep my makeup light and fresh. I did a simple retro winged eyeliner and on my lips is a pearly pink by Hard Candy called "flirt".

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Shades of Gray

I was beside myself last summer when I went to a church yard sale and scored an amazing light gray cashmere sweater by Jil Sander for 25, are you kidding me? Jil Sander sweaters typically retail for $300-500. So you can see my excitement for scoring such an incredible deal! The weather lately has been in the 40s*, so it's been perfect to rock my fabulous designer find.

I wanted to try something new, so I paired it with a crisp white button down by Alice & Olivia, which I snagged a thrift store for only $4. I think adding a chic button down not only keeps you warm in such chilly weather, but also adds a clean, preppy touch. I really love mixing shades of the same color within my looks, so I wore these incredible gun metal gray suede Calvin Klein over-the-knee boots I purchased from TjMaxx for $99. This was a large purchase for me, but good quality shoes seem to be the one thing I do not compromise. 

The fabulous skinny jeans are actually Victorias Secret Siren Jeans I scored from my fave discount site, MjrSales. I feature this site a lot in my YouTube videos simply because they have incredible deals!!! Most of the items are 50-80% OFF of retail prices. For instance, the Siren Jeans cost $69.50 on VS, and I purchased them for only $7 on MjrSales. You can't beat it!
Keeping with the cool tones of this look, I added these killer chandelier earrings from Shop Belina. This site has also quickly become one of my personal favorites. They offer high quality costume jewelry at very affordable prices. I recently saw very similar earrings at Betsey Johnson's for $80!! So when they had these beauties on their site for only $14, I snatched them up!

Emma Watson Adds a preppy collar

Kim K keeps it clean in bright white

Reese stole my sweater!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Call of the Wild....

I had fun putting this look together. It's so comfortable, yet still chic. My fave combination. I really love how combining different tones of neutral colors all come together to create a palette so very pleasing to the eyes.... My accessories are bold, yet stay true to the color palette.

This fun 80s inspired blouse was found at the Buffalo Exchange for only $15
The Nanette Lepore silk cami was gifted from a friend

This incredible vintage water buffalo horn  clutch was a thrift store find for only $15
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My chocolate brown riding boots are from Maurices for only $15
Gun metal grey jeggings are Victorias Secret brand. I scored them on MjrSales for only $7.00!
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