Friday, September 12, 2014

Spring Fling Hairstyles and How to Get the Look

Designer Sherri Hill presented her Spring/Summer 2015 Collection with hair by lead artist Tammy Mixon for the CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate product line. 

Sherri Hill’s exclusive collections epitomize the fashionable lifestyle of today’s contemporary women. Each look is designed to enhance and fit the female form with fashion-forward styling and wearability.  Tammy Mixon created “Spring Fling” consisting of a low ponytail that was textured, light and airy.   

The “Inspiration” from Lead Stylist Tammy Mixon for CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate

“I designed this hairstyle to allow the dresses by Sherri Hill to stand out. Since it is her Spring/Summer Collection, I wanted a look that would be universal but fresh looking.”

Get The Look

1.    Begin the look at the top creating a side diagonal part.

2.    Starting at the top crow, take 1” sections and spray with CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Flexible Hair Spray. With the CHI Miss Universe 1 1/4" Curling Iron, curl the section on base leaving the ends free about 2”. Hold for a few seconds, then clip.

3.    Continue curling the back and sides in the same manner being sure to spray each section with the CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Flexible Hair Spray. 

4.    At the top, section the hair following the same diagonal part and continue to curl the hair as above.

5.    After the hair has cooled, remove pins and brush.

6.    Next with your fingers lift multiple sections throughout the head spraying each one with CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Restage Dry Shampoo for texture.

**Tammy Mixon Tip: “As you are spraying each section, shake it lightly to dry to create a light airy look." Simply spray each section with the dry shampoo and move your fingers to the ends. Holding the hair straight up; shake the section lightly to replicate.

7.    At the back of the head, part-off a triangle section from the crown to the nape. Back brush this section loosely and allow the hair to fall naturally.

8.    Leaving this triangle section free, begin to gently back brush the top and sides for volume smoothing the surface with your fingers allowing any shorter sections to cascade around the face naturally.

9.    With your fingers, begin to comb the hair back including the sides and create a low ponytail. The key to this style is keeping the triangle section out of the ponytail. Leaving this free adds length and fullness to the pony. While styling, also make sure to keep the volume, texture and fullness. Secure with a rubber band. 

10. To hide the elastic tie, take a small section from underneath and wrap around to cover. Spray with CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Rock Your Crown Firm Hair Spray.

11. To finish, back brush the triangle section from underneath and also back brush the ponytail blending the two together for fullness. Arrange pieces and spray with CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Rock Your Crown Firm Hair Spray.

**Tammy Mixon Tip: In addition to using a brushing motion to add more texture to the ponytail, use your fingers to piece and pull small sections.

Restage Dry Shampoo CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Dry Shampoo is a water free spray that cleanses and refreshes hair by absorbing excess oil and eliminating odor. It blends in flawlessly to all hair types, providing added lift and texture to hair.

Work Your Style Flexible Hair Spray CHI Miss Universe Style Illuminate Flexible Hair Spray is a fast drying light hold hair spray that gives lift, texture and control with flexible movement. It offers protection against moisture and humidity, while providing an incredible silky shine with no added build up or flakes.

Rock Your Crown Firm Hair Spray Miss Universe Style Illuminate Firm Hair Spray is a firm hold aerosol hair spray designed for ultimate control and shine. The fast drying, weightless formula offers all day hold and support with no added build up.

Miss Universe CHI 1 ¼” Titanium Curling Iron Lift, curl, flip and style your look into crown worthy curls with this 1 ¼” titanium curling iron that creates luscious, full body curls while protecting hair and locking in moisture.

  • Titanium barrel for smooth glide and shiny finish
  • Dual voltage for international travel
  • Heats up to 210°C/410°F

Fabulous Fall Fashion and Where to Get It

Fall is in full swing, at least it is here anyway. I woke up this morning and my house was a freezing 54 degrees! Brr! 

Fall has got me thinking fashion, of course there's not much that doesn't have me thinking fashion. I'm putting away my cool summer clothes and digging through my closet for something warm to wear as we speak. It's always the beginning of each new season, like now, that has got me taking stock of my clothes and seeing what updates I would like to make to my wardrobe for this season.

This fall, trousers are making a huge come back, especially in playful prints and bright colors. Denim has also been going strong this summer and you can bet that trend is carrying into the fall as well. I love this chic asymmetrical denim blazer from Tidebuy. 

Although the weather is cooling down, it's still a great time to wear a chic ruffle dress like this yellow one here. How great would this dress be layered with the denim jacket?

Fall also puts me into work mode, and I start thinking about great fashion for the workplace. I love this floral skirt. Perfect for the office or any time really! Also another great piece that would look great with the denim vest for a more casual day time look.

What is any season without shoes? These gorgeous lace detail heels have got me swooning! They would go amazingly with everything here! 

These are just some of my favorite fashions for fall, and you can find them all at plus lots more! Be sure to shop them today and get your closet cold-weather ready!

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Boots and Scarf Deal You Don't Want to MIss!

Hey Lovelies! an AMAZING Boots and Scarf Deal you don't want to miss out on! 

To celebrate our 2nd Fashion Friday Birthday at Cents of Style. They have an amazing deal for tomorrow!

 Boots and a scarf for $32.95 & FREE SHIPPING with code CELEBRATE 

-The boots come in black and have a small heel and 3 buckle detailing. They are forgiving on a wide calf with more room than average. 

-The infinity scarf comes in 8 different colors and is the perfect fall sweater scarf. It is silk and poly blend. 

Just add the shoe size and scarf of your choice to your cart and then put the coupon code in at checkout, dropping the price to $32.95 & FREE SHIPPING. 

Get Those Dream Lips in an Instant: EnvyDerm Lip Plumping and Conditioning Lip Gloss Review

There are certainly a lot of us women who are full on addicted to our lip gloss. Why not? It's a great way to add some color and brighten up your look in a quick second AND it's sooo much easier then applying lipstick, especially when you're out and about!

I've been a lip gloss junky for years, but only recently did I realize you could get a lot of other benefits from your lip gloss, such as plumping up those lips! 

That's right, if you haven't heard of lip plumbers, they hit the scene a few years back and have been popping up everywhere! They usually come in the form of a lip gloss, and when you apply them to your lips, you get this instant tingling, and then poof! You get bigger, fuller, sexier lips!

I've tried several brands over there years and some work better than others, and some also can be down right painful. I tried one a while back that I couldn't stand to wear because the tingling was just so intense it was a bit painful.

I was so thrilled when I came across the EnvyDerm lip volumizing and conditioning plumper lip gloss. This lip gloss comes in 10 gorgeous shades. I chose Lola Here. The shade is gorgeous and it's a really wonderful lip gloss on its own. EnvyDerm lip glosses contain 13 different organic moisturizing oils to really leave you with some incredibly soft lips. Not only that, but the lip gloss is not super sticky like a lot of lip glosses tend to be. For a lip gloss, it also has great staying power too!

Apart from being an amazing lip gloss, you will be amazed with what else this lovely little lip gloss can do. Besides being incredibly moisturizing, thanks to having the 13 different moisturizing oils, it does indeed plump up those lips! 

When you apply the gloss, it starts tingling right away and lasts for a bout 15-20 minutes. The tingling is minimal and not at all painful. Once the tingling subsides is when I really notice the extra fullness in my lips (Most people notice within 45 minutes of application). In fact, EnvyDerm has been proven to show a whopping 37% increase in plumped lips! That's actually quite a dramatic difference!

I have pretty thin lips, especially on my upper lip, so that is where I really noticed the difference. This lip plumping lip gloss really gave my lips, most notably, my upper lip, some real fullness!

If you haven't used lip plumpers, you know the effects aren't permanent. You have to keep applying the lip gloss throughout the day, but what you may be surprised to know, is that EnvyDerm's lip plumping lip gloss actually enhances lip contour and volume not just instantly, but over the long term as well, when used continuously for 4 weeks! Wow. that is amazing! In fact, after 28 days of use, 80% of women noticed fuller, plumper lips! 73% of users even noticed more youthful lips after that time frame!

The lip gloss contains peptides and tripeptides which boost circulation in the lips and in turn induce the collagen level, creating fuller, poutier, sexier lips!

Here are my fuller, poutier lips:

Be sure to check out my EnvyDerm Lip Plumping and Conditioning lip gloss review on YouTube, here:

I've absolutely loved using my EnvyDerm Lip Volumizing and Conditioning Plumping lip gloss, and you can bet when I run out, I will be trying one of their other fabulous colors, because I'm addicted to the gloss and because it works! I get poutier, plumper, sexier lips! For only $23, that is not much more then what you would pay for most brands of lip glosses, but you're getting the lip plumping benefits you won't find in these other lip glosses!

This lip gloss not only plumps up my lips but I love the color, and it really does leave my lips feeling so much more moisturized and softer! I have really cut down on my chapstick wearing since I've started using this lip gloss! I keep this gloss with me wherever I go because it's so incredibly easy to use, gives me some great color, and gives my lips the definition they've always craved!

If you would like to purchase some EnvyDerm lip volumizing and conditioning plumping lip gloss for yourself or check out some of the other amazing lip and eye products they have to offer, then be sure to visit them at They are also paraben Free and Cruelty Free!

Happy Plumping!

* I was given this product for the purpose of review, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.

Pinky Paradise Color Contacts Circle Lenses Review

I've been wearing contacts for about 10 years now, and if you're a fellow contacts wearer, you know it can get super boring at best. The tedious putting them in, taking them out. However, it still beats glasses though, right?

I had heard of colored contacts and tried to get my hands on some way back but it turned out to be such a pain dealing with my eye doctor that I decided to just forget about it, and then never thought much about it again.

Well a few months ago I was hit up by a lovely company that focuses on just selling colored circle lenses. I was beyond thrilled when they asked if I would like to work with them because it brought back that memory of trying to get some bright blue colored lenses in the past that I was never able to get. I was really excited to find out more about this company as I had never heard of them, as well as finally take the boring out of wearing contacts and brighten up my routine as well as my look with some beautiful bright blue lenses!

The company is called Pinky Paradise. They specialize just in colored lenses, or circle lenses (although you can pick up fabulous eye accessories as well as makeup from them too!) In fact, do you have astigmatism like I do? You will be happy to hear you can even pick up specialized toric colored lenses from them too! 

Pinky Paradies offers an amazing selection of colored lenses. You can find every shade of blue and green, as well as fun colored lenses such as pink, purple, red, yellow, and different shades of ambers and browns (Remember them come Halloween! Colored contact lenses are a great way to really add to that Halloween Costume!)

They make the shopping experience super easy too. You can shop by brand, color, effect, even by your prescription and diameter as well. What I love most is that you can pick a lens, and then it will show several pictures taken from their customers showing how the lenses look in their eyes. That way you can get a really good understanding of what they will look like in your eyes (depending on the wearer having light or dark eyes, that are around the same color as yours).

I went right to the blues and wanted to try a bunch of different shades of blue. But honestly, now that  I got them, I wish I would have branched out with some of other shades such as a bright green or even purple. (Stay tuned for my Halloween post where I will be wearing some funky shades of circle lenses from Pinky Paradise!)

The lovely people of Pinky Paradise were kind enough to let me try a pair of toric lenses for my astigmatism as well as couple of their regular circle lenses. 

First up, is the Toric lenses for astigmatism. I got them in Mi Dali Extra Blue, which is a bright blue lens. I have natural light blue eyes, that sometimes change to green depending on what I'm wearing. I went with this shade because I really wanted to enhance the blue.

What I found is they made my eyes a gorgeous shade of teal, which is my favorite color. I was beyond thrilled with the color of these lenses. Why they still look completely natural and pretty similar to my eye color, it changes it up just enough that people take notice and compliment my eye color!

For the Toric lenses, any of you who wear them know that they are much heavier, and can be really hard to wear. I hated toric lenses at first when I first found out I had astigmatism. I hated them so much, I refused to wear them and stuck with my old regularly prescription as long as I possibly could.

Luckily a few years later when I absolutely had to go back to the doctor and get my new prescription, luckily toric lenses had come a long way in that time and were now lighter and easier to wear.

Much like the toric lenses you buy anywhere else, the toric lenses from Pinky Paradise are pretty much the same. They can be a little hard to wear as they are heavier and tend to move around a little bit here and there.

I put my pretty blue Pinky Paradise toric lenses in and wore them around for the day. I did notice them throughout the day as they would move around, but they stayed in and looked amazingly chic for the whole day.

After trying out the regular circle lenses though, I can see nearly as well in them, and they are so much easier and more comfortable to wear. As far as wearing color contact lenses in the future, I will just stick with the regular circle lenses (plus they are much cheaper) and forgo the toric lenses. But it was great to try them both out to see the difference.

Toric Lenses for Astigmatism:
Mi Dali Extra Blue $49:

Here I'm wearing the regular circle lenses in a pretty sky blue. They make my eye color appear lighter and I love the pretty greenish yellow around the iris's I get wearing this shade.

This lens was super easy and comfortable to wear. I put them in in the morning, wore them around all day doing my usual activities, sitting at my computer, working out, running errands, and they hold up wonderfully. They are super comfortable that most of the time I forgot I even had them in. I loved knowing they spice up my look just a little bit and make people notice that something is different about be, but they can't quite place it.

Circle Lenses:
GBT Sky $19.90:

Lastly, I tried out the Shiny Aqua circle lenses. They are indeed aqua! I love the rich color you get out of these. They certainly make people take notice! They are fun and playful and really make your eyes pop, not doubt about that! I absolutely love the color for a fun change and love that it get's so many compliments from people too, because the color is so incredibly unique.

These lenses were also very comfortable to wear and I wore them around all day and had no complaints on wearing them! They feel just like regular lenses except people will take notice. I love that the color is so powerful, on days where I don't feel like wearing makeup, you really don't even need to with these lenses. They make such a statement, it's a great lazy girls way to get ready for the day. Pop these babies in and take it easy on the make up, or if you're feeling brave, go without the makeup for the day! You may find you don't even need it!

If like me, you love your makeup and love experimenting with different looks, you will love how fun these colored contact lenses are, and how fun it can be to make up your face around and compliment your look.

 G&G Shiny Aqua $25.90:

Overall, I had an amazing experience with Pinky Paradise's Circle colored lenses. I will no doubt be ordering more from them in the future, and can't wait to try out some more colors, even out of the blue family!

If you like playing with different looks or maybe are just bored of the same old contacts routine, then you should really try out some of these playful colored lenses to really spice up your look and add some playfulness and fun to the everyday!

Be sure to check out today!

Happy Shopping!

*I was given these products for the purpose of review. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Beautiful and Truly Unique Bedding Sets at a Price That Will Help You Sleep More Soundly!

It's that time of year, some of us are headed off to school, or have kids who are already old enough to be out on their own. Now is the perfect time to get some new bedding to start out the new school year, or maybe just something new to update your home. 

I know when I left for school (I'm not even going to say how long ago that was) I was packing up everything I needed, and I hadn't even thought about the bedding. In fact, I was so cash poor, as most college students are, I didn't really have anything nice or new to take with me to college. Just a bunch of hand-me-downs, which I'm sure is the case for most of us.

Anyway, my mom came into my room and surprised me with some adorable Care Bear bedding. Now I know the cartoons and childhood prints aren't what's cool now, but at the time, it was. I was beyond thrilled that she thought of me to do that for me. I also loved how much life a cute, colorful Care Bear Print bed spread bought to my dingy, really nasty old apartment.

If you're headed out of your parents house this fall, new bedding is the perfect way to spruce up your new pad. It really does make a huge difference in bringing some life and color to that crappy old apartment. If you're on a tight budget like I was, it's a great way to bring something new to your new adult life which is probably filled with a lot of other old used things you really don't care to show off.

Tidebuy is one of my favorite places to shop for fashion, but I bet you didn't know they also carry tons and tons of bedding! You can find every style imaginable! Even the pickiest of teens will love the bedding here! You can find extremely cheap bedding sets here, or just pick up a comforter. What I'm absolutely loving right now, is their super fun 3D bedding sets here. Check out the bottom two pictures- the butterflies look like they're flying right off the comforter!

You can also find bedding in lots of different sizes too, including twin, all the way to California King! 

Here are some of my favorites from Tidebuy:

Lots of great bedding sets, right? This is just the beginning! You will find pages and pages of bedding sets! The hardest part about shopping their site will be choosing just one!

If you would like to shop these lovely Tidebuy New Arrival 3D Bedding sets here, or their regular bedding sets, be sure to shop them today at!

Happy Shopping!

*This is a sponsored blog post by

A Cozy Sweater Dress for Fall and a Fabulous Denim Vest: Fancy Dress Store

Sweater season is here. That's about the only way I can look at the cold positively, is by focusing on the fashion. I do love me some sweaters!

A few years ago, I bought a sweater dress and wore it all the time but eventually had to get rid of it. I have been looking to replace it with something a bit more modern anyway (Goodbye turtlenecks!) If you've ever shopped for a sweater dress, you know it can be really hard to find something you can look and feel your best in.

I recently came across this super cute off the shoulder gray mini sweater dress from Fancy Dress Store (you can find their shop on Amazon). The Dress is only $19, but compared to my $100 sweater dress I had bought in the past, I didn't see much difference in quality between the two!

This dress is warm, as you would expect, but is also great quality. The material is thick, although if you know sweater dresses, you still have to be careful about those dreaded undies lines. 

The dress is fun and I love the off-the-shoulder detail. It also comes in black if you would rather go for the LBD (you'll also have an easier time covering up those panty lines!) The Dress is incredibly unique and makes a great stand out piece. Wear this dress with a belt to really draw in the waist, and come fall and winter when it gets cold, add some black tights and booties for a fun, yet warm look! 

I love the dress alone for warmer weather, but since denim everything is making a huge come-back this season, I decided to add a cute Cowboy Casual denim vest from Fancy Dress Store ($8).

I love that the new vests this season have fun studded details. This Chic vest really adds a fun element to a basic, casual sweater dress, making it a great day time look. If you want to take it out for the night, just add a fabulous clutch and some chic colorful heels. I wore mine with some colorful oxford wedges, but this dress would look amazing with some plain ol' converse or toms shoes too.

You will also love the versatility of the denim vest too. They look great with just about everything, especially skirts (short or long) and palazzo pants too!

See how I styled my look from the Fancy Dress Store here:

The dress is great for this time of year, and to transition into the colder months. I love that I can get a lot of use out of this dress. It's so incredibly comfortable too. I can't wait to put on some leggings when it gets cooler and wear this dress around everywhere, including for just lounging around my house!

If you would like to shop the look or all of the other fabulous fashion from Fancy Dress Store, including Halloween costumes, dresses, jackets, shoes, and more, then shop them today at

Happy Shopping!

* I was given these products for the purpose of review, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. I only share reviews with my readers, I feel will be beneficial or informative in some way.