Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mall Haul

Heyyy blog-dolls I hope you have all had a fantastic week! I did a little shopping yesterday and I would like to share my goodies with my bloggers! My items are from Macys and Sheik Shoes. Majority of the stores had great sales, especially on shoes. Now is the time to stock up on coveted goodies for a great price. So while you are all enjoying the holidays, get out and have some retail therapy.


I bought these boots at Sheik Shoes $40 and I am in LOVE with them. Combat boots are a major trend right now so you should all go cop a pair. 

Here are another pair of combat boots I bought from Sheik Shoes $25, they were buy one get one half off so I said why not?

OK I LOVE Ugg style boots lol! If I could buy a million pairs of the real thing I would, but while at Macys I found a great substitute. These boots are from a brand called Bearpaw $50 (originally $75), these boots are soooooo LUXE they are made with real sheep skin and the lining is GORGG. The quality is very nice and will last a long time. So if you do not have an Ugg budget this brand will do the trick.

I have wanted a long blue jean vest for like a year now and lucky me, Macys had this one on sale. This is a vest by Calvin Klein $20 (originally $95) the material is very soft and I love the quality. This item will go great with my new boots!

I hope you all enjoyed my post; I am a shopaholic lol so if you have found any great sales let me know. Get your shop on bloggers. Remember make fashion simple and then add a touch of glam. Bye sweeties. Luv Ash!

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New Years Fashion & Beauty Tag !

Hey guys, Jaz' again. Ashley and myself were tagged by fellow youtuber Santaglam in her New Years Beauty & Fashion Tag. In the tag she asked 10 questions about our views on what we think fashion and beauty should and will look like in the new year. Though I would have loved for me and ash to do this video together, we are currently in different cities :(. So at any rate, here is my video response to the Fashion and Beauty Tag. I hope you guys enjoy it and feel free to comment below letting me know if you agree or disagree and what you see being big in the new year.

Tah Tah for now!


Hey dollies, its Jaz' here with an outfit of the day ! The date was yesterday 12/28/11. The occasion was just a casual day out. I tied one of my fave scarves into a headpiece and that inspired the rest of this look:

Scarf : Shasa $6
Gold Glitter Shirt: Thrifted $1.25
Levi Strauss Denim Vest: don't remember, SORRY! :(
Ring: Forever21 $6.80
Black Purse: Thrifted $1.25
Skinnies: Forever 21 $10.50
Wedge Booties: Gift

Check out a more thorough view of this outfit in the video below
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&Until next time divas, stay glam!! ;)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Outfit of the Day

Bonjour bloggers, I am back for another “Outfit of the Day” post. The occasion was my cousin’s birthday dinner at Red Lobster and shopping afterwards. As you can see I am sporting yet another blazer and I have also incorporated the printed leggings trend!



The key to printed leggings is to keep the rest of your look simple. Here is a breakdown of my outfit:

Black Blazer: Forever21 $29

Puff Sleeve Lace Top: Forever21 $15

Cheetah Print Leggings: Forever21 $10

Beige Oxfords: Rue21 $10

Charm Bracelets: The Icing $6

Rose Gold Watch: Fossil $125

Gold Knuckle Ring: Sam Moon $3

Pink Juicy Couture Pammy Bag (large): $179 

I really like this look; I hope you all do too. Remember, keep fashion simple then add a touch of glam.

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Trendspotting: Faux Fur

"A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous." -CoCo Chanel

And few things are more fabulous and classy than faux fur done properly! My lovely diva-dolls, its Jaz' here and I want to expose you all to this seasons hot, fresh way to keep warm. Faux fur. It comes in many forms; vest, collars, ponchos, coats, shoes, etc. So whether you are want to be subtle in your inclusion of fur or you want to go for a more bold method of incorporating the trend, there is something for everyone. Check out a few of these celebs below for inspiration:

Eva Longoria

Hilary Duff

Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen

Rachel Zoe


Victoria Beckham
Don't they look amazing? Fur even glam-ifies the simplest of outfits. If your still having trouble with developing ideas for incorporating fur into your wardrobe I've put together a few outfits below that will hopefully make the fur trend seem like less of a daunting task to take on.

Fur Fab
Fur Fab 2
Fur Fab 3
Fab Fur 4

Fab Fur 5

Be Inspired Ladies!!!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

How to Achieve a Natural Looking Hair Weave

Most of you may not realize this but… I wear hair extensions! Lol, this is NOT my real hair. I receive many compliments on my weaves and have come to share my expertise with the masses. Too many times I have seen a beautiful girl with a hawt outfit on and her hair is all the way JACKED. I do not want this to be you ladies. Here is a step by step guide of perfecting your extensions; take note of these tips and you’ll have a Kim Kardashian weave in no time!

Step 1: Your Natural Hair
Many women focus so much on the weave itself that they neglect their own hair. No matter how much money you spend on a weave it is NOT your own and will eventually be thrown away. Your real hair is with you for life so please please maintain it. Keeping your split ends cut and getting a deep condition every two weeks will make a tremendous difference. That way when you remove the weave your hair will have grown underneath. I use:
  • Mizani Thermasmooth Shampoo $22.50
  • Mizani Moisturefuse Conditioner $26.99
  • Mizani Thermasmooth Guard Serum $13.00

Step 2: To Glue or to Sew?
OK, let me start off by saying I am partial to  a sew in. Not only do they last longer, they are better for your hair. Although sew ins are more costly and time consuming. If you want a style that is more cost-efficient and that involves less maintenance, then a quick weave or hair bonding (gluing the track to your scalp) is for you. If you must go the quick weave route make sure your stylist applies the cap properly or you will have hair loss around your edges.

Step 3: Who Will Do Your Hair?
This step is solely up to the person. I get my hair done professionally just because I am a perfectionist (and lazy), but there are plenty of girls around the way who will hook you up in their kitchen for $30! Let's weigh the pros and cons shall we?
  • If you are going to spend $150+ on the hair why scrimp on the application? After two months the hair will still be lush but the braids will be reaching to the back of your head!
  • I love going to a professional because I don't have to do anything but bring the hair and her cash! She deep conditions my hair for me, trims it, does an EXTRA leave in conditioner; it is very hassle free and I love it. 
  • I am also a control freak, when I want something done, I want it done right then. The problem I have sometimes with stylists who do hair from their home is that they can be unreliable. I do not have time to call you all day to do my hair. At a salon you have the luxury of making an appointment to tailor your own convenience.

  • There is no denying a sew in is expensive and a professional one will run you about $125+, that is pretty steep when your homegirl will only charge you $30-$50.

Step 4: The Hair
You should always think about what is most practical for your lifestyle. If you are a frugalista stay within the $30-$50 range for your hair. You can still achieve a pretty look just don't expect this hair to look as lush as an $80+ bag of hair. I'd also advise you to seek out a cheap stylist. Why spend a ton for the application when the hair won't outlast it? Here are some options for the high and low end:
Inexpensive Yaki Weave, all %100 Human Hair
  • Bobbi Boss, $35+ depending on color and length
  • Premium Too $20+ depending on color and length
  • Model Model $10+ depending on color and length
Remy Hair
  • Hollywood Remi Human Hair Weave $75+ depending on color and length
  • Bobbi Boss Indi Remi $85+ depending on color and length
  • Outre Velvet Remi Human Hair $60+ depending on cut and length

Step 4: Length
Whether you plan to rock a bob or a long Beyonce weave, remember to be practical. For beginners I'd say 10'' to 12'' is perfect, for my glam girls 14'' to 18''. Over 18'' is doable just try not to look costume-y, especially if you will just be going to class, work etc. I usually buy 14'', then when I get bored I get it cut into a long bob.

Step 5: Color
A great weave can be ruined by the wrong shade, have a friend go with you to the beauty supply to give an honest opinion. Also I am not a fan of weave with the pre-made highlights, it can sometimes look tacky. My natural color is more of a 2 (Brown) but I wear a 1 (Jet Black). Remember, the more hair has been processed (for example blonde weave) the more money you will have to spend on a quality bag.

Step 6: How Many Bags Should You Buy?
This step depends on the style, if you are leaving majority of your natural hair out you may only need one bag. For all full sew in (no hair is left out) two bags for sure. Note that cheaper hair is usually thinner, you may need three bags to achieve your look.

Step 7: The Cut
Skip this step at your own peril! I can ALWAYS tell when someone cut their own hair, even if it looks decent it just doesn't fall like a professional cut. A proper cut will make your hair look more natural and you'll feel more confident in your style as well. This is especially true for bobs, LEAVE THE CUTTING TO A PROFESSIONAL!

Step 8: Maintaining Your New 'Do
As you can see, weave is a lot of work! And after your style is over the work is still not done. I get my sew in deep conditioned every two weeks, this has extended the style by an extra month and counting. Take care of your weave and the weave will take care of you! Tips:
  • Always sleep with a bonnet or silk scarf on at night. 
  • Do not weigh the hair down with product, a little sheen every other week will do the job.
  • Keep the flat irons to a minimum to reduce kinks, hot rollers are a great alternative.

Extra Tips
  • No lace front wigs... EVER. Do NOT do it!
  • If you must leave your natural hair out make sure your hair texture matches the weave.
  • Check the weft of the extensions. The tighter the weft, the less the hair will shed.



Well that’s all folks! I love weave lol as you can tell. Try some new styles and leave me lots of comments. Remember make fashion simple, and then add a touch of glam. Peace!

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5 Essential Handbags Every Girl Should Own

The right handbag can take an outfit to a whole new level. I love purses; I am constantly buying them and searching for new styles to complete my wardrobe. We are about to enter a new year so why not enter it in style? Take a look at the list below and see what you could add to your closet!

1. The Cross-body
There are few bags that are as versatile and convenient as the cross-body. They are perfect for everyday wear and come in a variety of styles, colors and brands.

2. The Hobo
Effortless and chic, this style is great for my bohemian ladies.

3. The Tote Bag
Instead of carrying your books in a backpack, why not try a tote bag? It is the much more fashionable item and you'll have plenty of room.

4. The Satchel
Every working woman needs a fancy satchel. Carry your paperwork in style. You can find a nice satchel from Target to Neiman Marcus. 

5. Your Fancy Bag
This bag just has a little extra... something! You can pair it with a variety of looks to give your outfit an extra *touch of glam*

A great bag is SO important ladies, and purse shopping is uber-fun! The bag does not have to be very expensive but it should compliment your wardrobe. Have fun shopping for new looks. Make fashion simple then add a touch of glam.

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Fun New Years Eve Looks For Every Occasion

Merry Christmas bloggers! Most of you are now gearing up for New Years Eve and that means a *hawt* outfit to match the occasion. Take a look and leave me comments :] 

Whether it's dinner and drinks with the girls, or an intimate get together at home, these looks are fancy without trying too hard. 

For my working women out there who may be attending office parties or corporate functions these looks are perfect for you. The looks I have chosen will look professional without being dowdy. Just make sure your pants are not too tight and your dresses/skirts are not too short. You want your clothes to enhance those beautiful features not take away from them!

These looks are for my divas who plan on painting the town red on New Years Eve, all of these looks are great an upscale nightclub or a large party. Accessories are key with this look, take a simple dress , pile on the jewelry then va va voom you are SEXY. 

These looks are for black tie affairs so don't be afraid to glam it up. Updo's and bold lips are a must!

I hope you all enjoyed the looks, I feel there is something here for everybody. Enjoy the rest of your holidays and be safe. Remember make fashion simple, then add a touch of glam.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

How to: Filling in Your Brows (An Eyebrow Tutorial)

Hello All, Jaz' again, and as Ash said in an earlier post makeup is one of the most important components to looking your best self. Eyebrows are a very important part of the achieving the proper makeup look since they work to frame the face. Below is a tutorial of how to fill and give a clean, sharp, but natural shape to your brows. Enjoy!

Trendspotting: Sequins

Hey chicas, Jaz' here! Here's a trend thats all the rage right now and perfect for adding a little spunk to your outfits during this holiday season. Sequins! They can be mixed with your everyday wardrobe to make you stand out from the crowd. At nighttime, they can also be used as a main piece to turn heads and liven up the party soon as you walk thru the door. Take note from a few of these fashionable celebs:

Whether worn as a fitted blazer (like Blake Lively), a sassy skirt (like Jennifer Lopez), or a poppin gold frock (like Kim Kardashian), these bold looks would be sure to turn heads at any occasion. Sequins make a powerful statement, but with this power comes great responsibility. Be sure not to overdo the look by adding too many sequins in too many places. Only one item of clothing in any ensemble should contain sequins, lest your outfit become a shiny joke and your friends coin you a walking disco ball. Even if your sequin piece is more of an accessory (such as shoes or a purse), let it shine on its own. Keep everything else pretty subtle and you have a winning look! Check out one way I've incorporated sequins below :)

sequin hat: forever21 $13

Until next time my fashion divas !