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Flat Out In Love: Slip-On Sneakers

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Beginning in the early 2000s, Vans and other shoe companies revolutionized sneakers by creating slip-ons; sneakers that featured the classic closed-toed style but didn’t have laces! You’d think shoes without laces would fall right off your foot, but the snug fit and sturdy fabrics allowed the shoes to stay on your feet as if they were regular shoes.

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Kjaer Weis: Eco-Friendly Cosmetics

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Quite often, women find themselves debating whether each given day is a “no-makeup day” a “barely there makeup day” or a “beauty queen day”. Although makeup is truly an enhancement, women find it hard to decide to what degree their makeup should be applied.One of the main reasons for this is the long and short term affects that come with wearing even a minimal amount of makeup. While some women enjoy wearing makeup, some have to evaluate the risks that come with wearing or trying a new product; this includes but is not limited to skin irritation, breakouts, and occasional allergic reactions. For example, I have eczema and have to keep an eye out for facial cosmetics that have drying or abrasive ingredients. Not all companies are focused on formulating their cosmetics to be user friendly; most makeup companies use chemicals that are often irritating and harmful to the wearer because they guarantee an even coloring or a smooth finish for the wearer. One company that really stands out for their eco-friendly and user-friendly approach is Kjaer Weis, a certified organic makeup company created by Danish-born, New York-based makeup artist Kirsten Kjær Weis. Inspired by the skin-irritating crowd favorites that Kirsten witness while attending photo-hoots and other fashion events, she strived to create a makeup brand that was organic while still being a luxury. After all, what attracts a women to a new lipstick more than the packaging?

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“Underwear” The Foundation for a great outfit

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Underwear is the foundation of every well-created ensemble. A great panty and bra can improve the shape of the body. I am sure by now you’ve heard the majority of us girls are sporting the wrong bra size. We can now benefit from revolutionized designed underwear. Here are a few solution based on body type.     Read more…

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What’s in Stores: Victoria’s Secret


Known for its titillating pieces, Victoria’s Secret features fabulously sexy swimwear, sleepwear, workout gear, and even footwear. Here are some of the lovely pieces you will find in a VS store near you! (Sidenote: Most Victoria Secret’s stores do not display their clothing-such as trousers, dresses, and blazers-in their stores but they do have a very wide selection of clothing available online.

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Makeup Brush Favorites MAC STILA BOBBI BROWN SIGMA

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Being well dressed also includes an appropriate makeup look. My natural talent is styling but I also have a love of beauty products. I fell in love with makeup eight or nine  year ago when I made a purchase of 4 MAC makeup brushes. Mac 252, 224, 221 and 219. I wasn’t an expert at make up application but when I used these MAC brushes it was like I was a pro.  The way the brush laid the product, and the angels of the brushed helped enhance the makeup application.  I began receiving many compliments on my makeup application. Honestly, it was the product and the brushes I used. Read more…

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How to Dress a Pear Shape

One of the hardest parts of purchasing and wearing women’s clothing is finding women’s wear that works for your body type! While fashion trends continue to evolve from season to season, some women struggle when it comes to finding the right fit and style for their body type. Although there are several body types, the pear body shape is one of the most popular body types as well as one of the most difficult body types to dress. A women with a pear body shape usually has a small top-half/bust and wide hips, nicknamed pear due to its similarity in shape to the fruit. Difficulty usually arises for pear-shaped women when it comes to finding tops that are the right length, pants that are the right fit, and dresses that are the right shape. These factors all contribute to the overall look of each outfit. In this post, we will provide you with an array of tips and tricks to dressing a pear-shaped body.

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