Denver Bronco Super Bowl 50 Celebration Style

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I thought I would produce a quick little post at 1:30 in the morning to gloat. The Denver Broncos have won Super Bowl 50 and now it’s time to celebrate by putting away our game day apparel and put on some celebratory blue and orange (and gold for the golden anniversary) clothing and rocking those Bronco nails and makeup a little bit longer. While blue and orange can be a difficult color combination to pull off, it can also be mesmerizing when done correctly.

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I live in Denver so we’ll be wearing blue and orange for the foreseeable future, and I would encourage all Bronco fans to stretch it out as long as possible. Again, congratulations to Peyton Manning and the Broncos on another Super Bowl win and for showing the doubters why this team has been one of the top teams in the NFL for decades.

Denver Bronco Super Bowl 50 Celebration Style

 

Nars cosmetic
barneys.com

Lovers Friends orange dress
revolveclothing.com

Lovers Friends dress
revolveclothing.com

Illamasqua eyeshadow
$24 – illamasqua.com

Microbead-free Options

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Using my Conair Power Facial Cleanser with St. Ives Apricot Scrub Nail color: Jessie’s Girl Black Satin.

I’m sure you’ve heard that the senate has just passed the Microbead-free Waters Act of 2015 that bans the production of products containing microbeads. If exfoliation is part of your beauty regimen (and it should be) you may have products in your home such as body washes, scrubs and toothpaste that contain microbeads. You may have noticed that your favorite scrub is suddenly unavailable and that is because most major brands have already started to phase out their products that have microbeads, either way, it’s time to find other products to remove dead skin without killing ourselves and wildlife.

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St. Ives Apricot Scrub made with ground corn kernels and walnut seeds infused with apricot extract.

I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub by choice, not because I was aware of the dangers of microbeads; I like the consistency and texture and it works. I have used products in the past that contained microbeads but I didn’t feel there was enough of the exfoliation ingredient to make me feel it was buffing my skin.

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Lush Cosmetic’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub has the ingredients for a mean cocktail.

Lush Cosmetics has taken a very public position on this issue in addition to making an all natural face and body scrub, Ocean Salt is infused with vodka in addition to sea salt and coconut.

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Microbeads are tiny plastic beads found in personal care products that are toxin magnets and non-biodegradable.

So, are you contributing to a very serious health and environmental problem? How do you feel about the microbead ban? What products do you use to exfoliate? Share in the comment section below.

 

The Right Products For Thin Hair

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Camilla Belle with slicked back hair. Image courtesy of Pinterest.

I believe the most important element when it comes to making thin hair look thick and giving it some volume and staying power is the products. In this ongoing series about managing thin hair, we have talked about hairstyles and accessories, but thin hair has different needs so it is important that the products used are formulated exclusively for thin hair.

  • Shampoos should clean without stripping moisture and conditioners should soften and detangle without causing build-up.
  • The products should be light weight and promise to increase volume and texture.
  • Be sure to lift at the scalp to created thickness. Always use a protectant while using heated appliances and decrease the heat setting so as not to fry your fragile hair strands.
Products For Thin Hair

 

Accessories For Thin Hair

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This is cute but it would be even cuter with flower headband or a fascinator.

 

We all want what we don’t have, that’s just the way it is. For instance, those with thin hair want thicker hair, but that is easier said than done. Making thin hair look thicker takes three things; a great hairstyle, accessories and the proper products. This post highlights some of the accessories women can use to help style and disguise thin hair.

 

Accessories For Thin Hair

 


Miu Miu gold hair accessory
$495 – mytheresa.com

16 Braunton pearl hair comb
$20 – silkfred.com

L Erickson hair accessory
$28 – neimanmarcus.com

ASOS flower hair accessory
$12 – asos.com

Crystal hair accessory
$2.73 – colettehayman.com.au

The Top 5 Shoe Trends of 2015

The Top 5 Shoe Trends of 2015

 

It has been a good long while since I have posted and I have really missed writing for pleasure versus writing to make a living. A great deal has happened, in my life and career wise and thankfully, I have managed to maintain good health. I am writing for several venues and I am extremely excited about my present opportunities. For instance, I will be covering Denver Fashion Week (DFW) and I can’t wait to see how far this event has come. Look for more posts about DFW, as well as some live tweeting from the shows. In the meantime let’s look at the most popular shoe styles of 2015. Did your favorite shoe style make the cut?

Laurence Dacade black boots
$1,505 – net-a-porter.com

GUESS shoes
guess.com

Ralph Lauren leather boots
$890 – saksfifthavenue.com

Pumps
casadei.com

The Best Makeup To Cover Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that darkens the skin and results in uneven skin tone and can be very difficult to cover. I am personally affected by this condition, and it makes life difficult. The condition is caused by many factors; disease, sun exposure, medications, and hormonal changes are just a few of the stimulants that can spark an outbreak. Finding the best makeup to cover hyperpigmentation well can be expensive, especially if there is a large area to cover, such as the legs. In addition to finding a product that covers well, a product that doesn’t transfer onto clothing great.  Few things are as embarrassing as thinking you are super cute at an event, only to go to the bathroom and find that your brown foundation has feathered onto your sheer turquoise ruffled blouse and not one of your “friends” bothered to tell you. Transferring makeup also limits clothing options and can ruin clothing because it doesn’t always come off in the wash or at the dry cleaners.

Make Up For Ever Concealer

The Make Up For Ever line is sold exclusively through Sephora. The Full Cover Concealer is designed to cover tattoos, scars, burns, and other skin maladies flawlessly and is available in 12 shades. It is full coverage, oil-free, and the light texture has a matte finish that stays put. There is an entire cosmetic line that works in conjunction with the concealer, including the Precision Highlighter & Concealer Brush which has high quality 100 percent fiber bristles. This multi-purpose makeup tool is a godsend for precise concealer application.

Dermablend Cover Creme and Intense Powder Camo

Dermablend has been around for over 30 years and is well respected by makeup artists and the medical community, and as a lupus survivor with massive discoloration, it was the first product I found that disguised my hyperpigmentation and allowed me to wear what I wanted without being self-conscience about it coming off on my clothing.

Originally, the foundation was very hard to work with because it had a clayish consistency and the colors were limited, but it worked, did not transfer, and is waterproof. But after the reformulation, the Dermablend Cover Creme texture is creamy and much easier to work with, plus there are more shades to choose from. One of the newest additions to the Dermablend line is the Intense Power Camo, a highly pigmented concealer that covers and camouflages irregularities. Also, you can determine the finish and coverage levels with various application methods and they provide before and after photos and application tips.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 and Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

MAC cosmetics are fantastic for covering skin imperfections because there are so many shades and formulas that cater to different coverage needs that finding the right one for you is never an issue. The Studio Fix collection hides discoloration without making you look like you have piles of makeup on, plus all MAC cosmetics have a lot of pigments so a little goes a long way. Their sales representatives are also makeup artists, and they know a great deal about tones and undertones, something most people know very little about and they are happy to educate you. I use a combination; Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 and the Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation and together they cover my hyperpigmentation beautifully without looking obvious. While it can transfer to clothing and is not waterproof, the Studio Fix powder provides some staying power and again, MAC has the most comprehensive color collection, guaranteeing a perfect color match.

Black Opal Total Coverage Foundation

One that I am dying to try next is Black Opal Total Coverage Foundation. The 2-in-1 formula is part foundation, part concealer and provides a smooth coverage that camouflages and evens out skin tone in one step. It also has skin-protecting minerals that protect against environmental stress inducers.

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Stripes From Head To Toe

Stripes From Head To Toe

I love this Christopher Kane off-the-shoulder dress with this manicure made with stripping tape.

Chic Anarchist’s Biker Jackets

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I spent the majority of my Sunday having a Sons of Anarchy season five marathon. I cannot quit Charlie Hunnam, I am not going to lie by saying I can and even though I told my daughter I could quit Sons of Anarchy anytime, and she laughed in my face, I am completely addicted. Charlie is more than a pretty face, he is a great actor so much so that when I found out he was British, I chocked on my Snapple.

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He is famous for playing Jax on SOA but became even more famous by turning down the lead character as Christian Grey for the 50 Shades of Grey movie. Good call Charlie and your publicist. Your hotness has been introduced to the masses without having to play that career ending/embarrassing role.

So as an homage to SOA and Charlie Hunnam, I went Polyvoring to find these awesome biker jackets. Check it out.

Chic Anarchist's Biker Jackets

Balmain black motorcycle jacket
$5,915 – balmain.com

Leather moto jacket
$880 – imperolondon.co.uk

Lined leather jacket
societyofchic.com

Vegan biker jacket
amazon.co.uk

Gold & Summer

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Such an easy and colorful summer outfit.

You would not believe the drama I went through to get this to look right. I had to publish something because Polyvore threatened to deactivate my group if I didn’t create a set. Unfortunately, I forgot to publish to draft, and it all went downhill from there. If I were wearing this outfit instead of brown satin pinstripe pajamas, and not  longing for caffeine, I wouldn’t have had this problem.

What do you think about my idea of the perfect day out outfit?

 

Yossi Harari drop earrings
marissacollections.com

I Want – Repossi Berbère Link Ring

I really need to stay off the NET-A-PORTER site. Look at this; The Repossi Berbère18-karat rose gold link ring, and I am just as in awe of the blackened-silver version as I am of this one. If only…

I found more stunning pictures of this ring on Lolita Abraham Fashion.