Beauty, Fashion, Life

JustFab.com Clearance Items!

JustFab.com always has a clearance sale going on and this month, I finally decided to indulge.

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I haven’t purchased anything “fabulous” since the Summer.  This recent sale was the push that I needed to finally loosen my grip on my wallet… and boy was I glad.

For less than $70.00, I got these closed-toe, ankle-wrap heels:

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Brigitte – JustFab.com

This I’m-About-To-Do-Business Bag:

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Capital – JustFab.com

And this cross-body clutch that just might fit my Samsung Galaxy s4:

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Glimmer – JustFab.com

For less than $25.00 each, these items are a steal.  If you haven’t signed up for JustFab.com yet, the deals you can get for these quality items are extremely reasonable.

And if you feel you aren’t the most stylish, the company gives you a stylist to help you out.  Simply pick out what  your preferences are for a color palette and sizes and BAM.  You just got your dose of fabulous.

I cannot wait for these packages in the mail.  If only JustFab partnered with Amazon and borrowed those drones!

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Beauty, Education

How To: Red Glitter Nails (On a Budget)

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Last night, before a 10:30 p.m. fire drill in my apartment complex, I gave myself a glittering manicure.  While climbing down the fire escape stairs, I decided I deserved some Korean BBQ tacos.  Because of reasons.

I ordered everything spicy, of course, and when I handed over my debit card the cashier said, “Whoa!  I love your nails.  Are they Stella?”  And that’s when it hit me.

That’s a $14.00 nail polish and I got this using two layered polishes I had lying around my bathroom cupboard.

What you’ll need:

Dark Purple Nail Polish

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Red Glitter Nail Polish (Or even Red Glitter will do)

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Clear Top Coat Nail Polish (Especially if you do choose to use actual red glitter)

*Note: Use what you have, unless you don’t have these colors or just want an excuse to buy some new shades.

Step 1: Clean and File

Make sure your nails are clean and dry.  This will help your nail color stick to your nails.

You can file your nails with a curve/rounded-edged or straight-edged.  I’ve gotten really into the straight-edged look, but you can choose whichever you prefer.

Step 2: Base Layer, Dark Purple

If you are using a cheaper brand, you’ll want to use a solid base coat of your preferred “Base-Coat” nail polish.  I tend to use a nail hardening Base-Coat because my nails are always ripping and ruining my day.

If you trust your Dark Purple, apply a couple coats right away and let them dry.  It is essential that they are dry before applying your Red Glitter Nail Polish because the purple will stain your brush and Red Glitter Nail Polish.

Note: If you are using Red Glitter, apply the desired amount to each purple nail while they are still wet.  You can use more glitter to make a more bold look or less glitter for a subtle shine.

Step 3: Red Glitter Polish

Apply your Red Glitter Polish.  You can add as much as you would like.  It really depends on how well the glitter stands against your Dark Purple.  Again, use a lot of the Red Glitter Polish for a dazzling look or less glitter for a bit of a more demure, eye-catching shimmer.

Step 4: Clear Top Coat

After your Red Glitter settles or your Red Glitter Polish dries, add your Top Coat.  This will keep your manicure safe and cut down the likelihood of chip-tastrophes.

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Cats/Kittens, Education, Entertainment

Review: Petco Premium Cat Bungalow

My boyfriend and I adopted a kitten that was abandoned in a barn about six months ago.  This kitten, Mable Bacon, has become crazed with the need to play.   Our solution at first was more toys, more cat games.  After a serious discussion in the cat tree aisle at Petco, we chose The Premium Cat Bungalow.  It was on sale and required assembly.  Its photo on the box had a cat that looked pleased.   It was a chance we had to take.

ImageThis fluffy, orange cat says, “Look at what I have and what you don’t.”

ImageMable was not entirely pleased with her other gift (the sequined collar) but she did look dashing.

startMy boyfriend began assembly and curiosity overwhelmed Mable.

ImageDuring assembly, she “helped” by testing out the posts for bite-ability and scratch-ability.

ImageThe Baconator, as we sometimes call her, tested The Bungalow throughout assembly. I don’t know how else we could have tested it ourselves, so it was nice of her to volunteer.

ImageHere, my boyfriend attaches the last level while Mable watches his footing.

ImageThe Premium Cat Bungalow comes with attachable accessories.  You can attach your cats favorite toys or add the feather hangers wherever you would like for customized play.

ImageThe finished Premium Cat Bungalow (with pleased cat).  We also received a pair of free antlers for Black Friday Shopping at Petco.  She didn’t like them very much so we added them to The Bungalow as another toy.

mableThe end result: A happy family.  Her biting and reckless behavior has toned down.  She gets in a ton of exercise climbing and running up the side of The Bungalow.  Her jumping abilities and confidence has improved drastically overnight.  The assembly was easy and Mable is pleased.

5/5 stars.

Would recommend this product to anyone with a cat.

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Beauty, Celebrity, Education, Fashion

Banging Around the Issue: Are Bangs For You?

Thinking about bangs?  I’m guilty of sitting on the fence about the hair-chopping commitment.  I’ve had bangs and grown them out and had them again.  The look is great for the winter season and anyone can work them.  It’s all  just a matter of finding the perfect style for your face frame.

Here are some high-profile “bangers” that will help you get off that fence and possibly push you to have that “cutting-edge.”

Anna Wintour

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It’s extremely difficult to find a photo of this fashion icon without her brow hidden behind her perfectly-golden and cropped hair.  Below are the only two photos that expose only an inch of her forehead!

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Zooey Deschanel

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Zooey with her bangs is easily recognized.  On a binge-watching marathon of New Girl, I have been known to say, “Hey, should I get bangs again?”  Without the chopped hair across her brow-line, it’s not the easiest task to spot this girl.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor is infamous for her golden, curly hair and her side swept (or straight-across) bangs.  When she has her hair grown out and pushed completely to the side of her face, this award-winning singer isn’t so easily recognized.

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Lea Michele

This Glee star has a radiant voice and a stunning, straight-across bang.  She does brush them to the side every now-and-again, but one thing’s for sure: she prefers the bang.  Without the hair accessory, she looks like your average, pretty face with high cheek bones.

Alexis Bledel

With her forehead out and about, this former Gilmore Girl would be hard to spot in a crowd.  With her signature look (a classic side-swept bang), Bledel definitely shines with a focus on her beautiful, bright-blue eyes.

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Remember:

  1. When you’re feeling like the straight-across commitment is too much to bare: try a side-swept bang instead!
  2. When in doubt, try it out.  Hair grows back… eventually!
  3. Pulling your hair to the side will create a completely different look and is a great go-to when you’re in the process for growing your hair out.
  4. Frequent trimming may help your hair grow out faster, but remember not to cut your bangs too short.  They will take a while to grow out after any drastic chop-sesh (depending on how fast your hair normally grows out).
  5. If you want to try the look without even a snip of the scissors: Buy detachable bangs.  You can reuse these clip-ins so you can get all of the benefits of this look without an ounce of scissor-remorse.  You can buy them anywhere: from online at sites like Amazon or specialty beauty stores.

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Food & Drink, Health & Wellness, Life

Food Review: Blitzburger, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

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If you haven’t gone to BlitzBurger ever or you just don’t remember the last time you went, it’s time for you to go to BlitzBurger.

They amped up their menu, which I didn’t think was even possible.  They spiced up their recipes and they still have the olde gems that makes me believe that a Food God exsists.

Their bread alone makes me want to come back for more. They toast it without questions and the warmth of the buns cradles the patty and all the toppings in such a loving way. The patty is on point. The ingredients taste fresh and it’s all at a price you can afford.

Also, their bacon is crisp and not like that cheap garbage that slaps you back in the face with a fist of sauce after a bite. Their bacon thanks you for your patronage with a mouth full of flavor and delicious delight.

Take for example my dinner for tonight: The Texas Cowboy Burger.

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I added their Signature Hot Sauce but this burger will be good as its original self.

Stop into Blitz before I eat all of their food.

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Fashion

Red Hot Sale Alert: JustFab.com’s Summer Clearance Sale

 

 

JustFab.com is having their first ever summer clearance sale.  Through taking advantage of this offer, I purchased three pairs of shoes for the price of one normally priced shoe: $39.99.

If you haven’t heard of the site, JustFab “is an online boutique based out of LA that focuses on women’s fashions. ”  I have been a member for a little over a year now and have purchased their shoes and handbags with surpassed expectations.

When becoming a member of the site, they give you personalized selections from their professional stylists.  With tons of style options to choose from, having someone else cater to your tastes brings a lot of the stress out of shopping.

 

When stealing purchasing your shoes, keep in mind that Fall is right around the corner.

I opted for boots and closed toe shoes, but if you’re in a warmer climate- feel free to indulge in peep- or open-toed shoes.

 

My bargain items:

The Farisha

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The LizetteLizette

The RomyRomy

Hurry while the sale lasts!

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Beauty

Product Review: Davines Vegetarian Miracle Conditioner

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I don’t know why it’s Vegetarian, but I know it’s a miracle worker.

When your hair is feeling a little under the weather or you want to treat yourself (as you always should) and your hair to something special, Davines is a not-so-known brand with out of this world products.

The Nourishing Vegetarian Miracle Conditioner is greatness in a jar.  My roommates love it, I love it, and YOU will love it.

After shampooing with whatever you shampoo with, dip your hands into this goo and splatter it on your hair.  Rub it around and let it sit for a minimum of ten minutes.  I don’t know how much time you have but I sometimes forget and let it sit overnight.

I do things, man.  Don’t judge me.

No matter what your max time is, your hair will look, feel, and smell phenomenal.  For days.  No joke.

I like to use this goo about once a week.  It refreshes and cleanses and makes my hair forget about all the abuse I do to it on a daily basis.  It’s like couples counseling, but for your hair.

I mean, seriously.  I had blue hair a couple of weeks ago.  That’s abuse if I ever saw it.

So, treat yourself and your hair.

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