Weekly Fix

weekly-fixFashion: I have asked myself this question a million times too! How to pronounce ASOS:

Beauty: I have done it. The world will have softer hands due to this amazing product from Archipelago Botanicals. I hate hand cream. I hate the way it makes my hands greasy and cannot stand smelling like flowers or chocolate for that matter. The “Soy Creme Milk No/3” is probably the best hand creme I have used in my life. That is a bold statement readers. It truly keeps your hands moisturized through numerous hand washings and smells delightful. Find it at your local beauty supply store.

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Lifestyle: Tomorrow I start my first Fly Wheel Spinning Class. I am not going to lie, I am nervous and excited at the same time. I used to spin for a good year straight but since have fallen off the bandwagon. Fly Wheel Sports is a new swanky spinning studio from New York setting its mark on West Coast Territory. Check them out here.

Music: Drake- Girls Like Beyonce

Random: I tried Coconut Water for the first time. Um, Bad idea. I want my $7.00 back.

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Fight the Freeze & Save Your Lips

This sudden weather change is really playing a number on my skin and lips. For the past couple days I have been walking around with the red lipstick effect that is very much unintentional. Even with continuous lip balm application, I still look like a little kid who cannot stop licking her lips. Awful. The aesthetic is not my only concern.To top of the embarrassing looks, my lips hurt and itch!

I am taking matters into my own hands. Try these tips if you are suffering like I am.

1. Naturally, stop licking your lips. You may think this provides moisture, it only does the opposite.

2. Do not apply lipstick. The dyes in lipstick further irritate your lips.

3. Drink water. Hydrate your body.

4. Use a balm that is petroleum-based. Vaseline and Aquaphor are good ones.

5. Apply balm at night. This allows your lips to heal while you are sleeping.

6. Exfoliate. Use a wet toothbrush gently to remove dead skin. GENTLY.

These will only help, the rest is a long waiting process until your body adjusts to the seasonal changes.

Weekly Fix

Beauty Tippin: Use a leave in conditioner for the winter season. Hair tends to get very dry this time of year.

Fashion Tippin: Try a metallic clutch for the holidays. Adds edge to any outfit.

Lifestyle Tippin: Run Forest! Run! Keep running readers, even if you trip and fall. Ok stop if that happens.

Song of the Week: Kate Boy- “Northern Lights”

Random: Why is it so awkward to eat in the car? (People stare)

MAC Prep + Prime

I am not always up to wearing heavy concealer, especially during the day. Plus, I think the more I wear it, the more my eyes get used to needing it. Instead, I like to use Prep + Prime by MAC as an alternative.

I switch it up between the YSL highlighter and this one. It could be used in place of a concealer if applied with a brush.

This magical pen comes in 3 easy shades.

 Photo Credit: Beautiful Makeup Search 

Weekly Fix

BEAUTY TIPPIN: Keeping your eyes open while applying liquid
eyeliner will give you a straighter line.

FASHION TIPPIN: Shop for a pair of velvet leggings for the holidays. So festive.

LIFESTYLE TIPPIN: Manage your time wisely and you will see how much more you can fit in your day (As I waste time on Facebook.)

SONG OF THE WEEK: Calvin Harris ft. Florence- Sweet Nothing

RANDOM THOUGHT: I just cannot wrap my head around harem pants.

My Beauty Essentials

Make-up is so much fun. I am guilty of spending a couple hours too many at Sephora when I feel I have nothing to do. “ME” time as I like to call it.

I like to experiment frequently with new products but my essentials usually don’t change.

Essentials: 

1. Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Foundation.

2. Bobbi Brown Blush Brush.

3. Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot.

4. Chanel bronzer in Terre Ambre.

5. YSL Highlighter.

6. Diorshow Mascara & Maybelline Mascara. I LOVE LASH!

How To Tame Static Hair

The colder the season gets, the more static hair creates. The weather is just one factor though. Dry hair, chemically treated hair, and high PH levels can create extra unwanted static.

I have come to find these tips help: 

1. Dryer Sheets- Swipe it on your brush or directly onto your hair.

2. Ionic Heat Products- Ions will help reduce the static and frizz. Double Whammy.

3. Hair Spray- Spray your brush and then brush your hair.

4. Boar Brush- A brush with boar bristles lessen static compared to a plastic brush.

5. Leave In Conditioner- Will help moisturize and weigh hair down.

6. Don’t wash your hair too often- This strips your hair from natural oils.

7. Body Lotion- Use sparingly in the palms of your hand and smooth hair.

You are welcome.

Photo Credit: MetropolisHair

A Sculpture Made Out Of YSL Lipstick

The classic lip color by Yves Saint Laurent “Rouge Pur Couture No.1” has been used to create a fine art sculpture by French artist Fabrice Hyber. If you happen to be in Paris, this amazing piece of art is on show at The Palais de Tokyo. This is why I love art. Who would have thought to use 330 lbs of lipstick in this outlet.

Photo Credit: The Blush & Style Blazer

Weekly Fix

Beauty Tippin: If the consistency of sunscreen bothers you, use a mineral based sunblock that applies just like powder.

Fashion Tippin: I think we can all retire our boyfriend jeans.

Lifestyle Tippin: Make a conscious effort to stop talking about other people.

Song of the week: Adele- Skyfall

Random: Wearing everything in your jewelry box and calling it an “arm party” is kind of annoying. There is an art to that too.

Weekly Fix

Beauty Tip: Use Saline Solution to make your mascara brand new again. Only within a couple of months though not like 5 years…

Fashion Tip: If you are short-waisted, wear your shirts untucked. It takes the attention away from your waist.

Lifestyle Tip: Do not over think. The situation will not change due to over thinking.

Song of the Week: Waldeck- Get Up Carmen

Random: Dogs in strollers confuse me.