Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Scents to Live For!

Despite my assertion to be in love with all things that have to do with beauty and glamour, I am not the biggest enthusiast when it comes to fragrances. I had heard and read a lot of rave reviews about two particular scents by Chloé - Chloé Eau de Parfum and Love, Chloé – but paid no particular attention to them or had any intentions of buying them. However, on one of my runs to Sephora, I randomly tested both scents and FELL IN LOVE. Both fragrances are what I would interpret a woman should smell like. Though I love the younger, heavier and subtly more sweet scent of Love, Chloé, the original eau de parfum has a distinctly light,  mature yet sweet, woodsy yet flowery scent that is one of, if not the most beautiful scent I have ever experienced. If you’re not ready to spend at least $60 a piece for the smallest 1oz bottle of each scent, take advantage of the “Chloé & Love, Chloé Minature Duo” set available at Sephora for just $12. The set comes with two 0.17 oz miniature bottles similar in appearance to their respective 1oz, 1oz, 1.7oz, and 2.5oz bottles. I usually am not the one to recommend fragrances but I highly recommend these!

Chloé & Love, Chloé Minature Duo
Chloé & Love, Chloé Minature Duo

Bold X’s & O’s,

BOLD Color Trends

Hey all!

So I don't have to tell you that a BOLD BLAST of color has taken the fashion, cosmetics, hair....well all things in the world of glamour by storm ! I don't think I have mentioned this before, but I am a hair fanatic. I might love hair more than both makeup and fashion! It's true...Enough of this tangent. Whether it be BOLD orange or berry lips or color-blocking, adding a pop of bright and beautiful color really allows for an individual to stand out. One color trend that was quite apparent during the Summer and early Fall (still actually) was Ombre hair. Ombre Hair basically means the hair gradually transitions from dark to light. Check out a few of the examples below:

Drew Barrymore 


Lauren Conrad & Ciara 

At first I thought it was a bit much! It's pretty but perhaps not for me. I wanted to try something drastically different from my usually soft black hair color but nothing too crazy. Color can be tricky especially when pertaining to people of darker complexions - or so I thought until one day I decided that I should no longer be a punk about the situation. So I decided to make my interpretation of the Ombre hair trend - with extensions that is (I could not and would not dare to bleach my own hair!!) I added both dark brown and hair extensions that had been previously bleached at the ends to a to a light brown/auburn color. The darker longer extensions on the bottom were added to make sure that the lighter color wouldn't overpower my face. Here are some pics!

Overall, I actually liked how it looked. It was a definite change and looked relatively good - or at least I think it did. What do you think about Ombre or hair color change in general? Would you try it? Have you? Hit me back with some comments below!

Bold Kisses,

Saturday, November 19, 2011

It's Been A Long, Long, Long While...

It has been a long, long, long time since I've posted something. If anybody actually reads this - I'm sorry. I promise to try to update more frequently. The good news is that I completed my undergraduate studies. Praise HIM!!! At this time I am honestly trying to find myself. It is an odd thing - transitioning from youth into adulthood  (especially when I'm still taking classes, studying and trying to bust my way into grad school!) but I think that posting regularly on this blog and expressing myself through it will help me to transition, to find myself and to grow. Thus I promise to post more regularly and to share life and myself with you all. So tell a friend, and have your friends tell they're friends...and, I'll stop here.

Here's a pic of my special day with some pretty special people in it!

I'm SUPER late but shout out to the class of 2011!