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New Make Up Line By One Direction

Well, I finally received my limited edition collectors set of One Direction’s new make up line. Created by Markwins Beauty, this new line, which was launched this month has 3 different limited edition collector sets. Each with different tins in which names from each of their albums Up All Night, Take Me Home, and their latest chart topping album Midnight Memories. Each has a removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it unique.

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After receiving my very own Up All Night set, I tested the products and the colors for the eyeshadows are vivid and go on smooth.The lipgloss goes on evenly and doesn’t have that sticky feel like most lip glosses. The mascara gives great length and fullness. The team at Markwin’s Beauty did an awesome job in creating this makeup line for a history making band.

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For more information visit Facebook.com/MakeupbyOneDirection

Check out this date below for availability through the US and Canada

The line will be available worldwide starting in the U.S.

US RELEASE DATES:
Macy’s – August 11th
Stage Stores August 25th
Dillards August 25th
Beauty Brands August 25th
Lord and Taylor – August 25th

*International release dates TBD. We’ll keep you posted!

So check out Macy’s today to see for yourself what the 1D boys have created!

#makeupby1D, #thelookscollection, #markwins

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What Is Being Beautiful To A Woman?

Do we as women have a predisposition or a genetic code in us to automatically want to be beautiful? Or is it instilled in us from our mothers who in turn taught it to us? But unfortunately in our society today, beauty is based on our looks, how thin we are, our hair and our wardrobe choices. I must admit, I have fallen into this false reality because beauty isn’t based on any of the above mentioned preferences. As it’s been said “beauty comes from within”.

But it is so hard in today’s society to even feel that beauty from within for some women and sometimes myself. With the ton of beauty products available on todays market, doesn’t help the matter;( yes, I contribute to selling it through my blog posts). But, it could be a double edge sword though. Lets stop and think about this for a minute. We see the beautiful celebrities, the models and just your everyday girl on the street.

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We may think we’re good with how we look already or we’re fine with ourselves inside and out. But, could there be a tad bit of envy inside regardless of how strong we feel about ourselves? I truly believe yes, women as a species are competitive to begin with and we all have that streak of envy in us whether we want to believe it or not. I’ve met and talked to so many women who do not like another woman just because she’s pretty or looks better to them, at least in their eyes.

But back to the woman who thinks she confidant with herself. So, this woman sees an ad for a new hairstyle, new makeup product or designer clothing ad. A light goes off in her head and she says to herself “Hum, I wonder how I would look in that” or “I wonder if I would look better with my hair that way”? Right there the insecurities she thought she didn’t have in her came out. Is it only normal or is the power of marketing and advertising? I personally think it’s the power of advertising.

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The way the hair is styled, the magnitude of how great the beauty product is or the gorgeous dress that is on display, it strikes us as women. It’s only natural I believe to have that little bit of doubt in us all. I for one see and deal with it on a daily basis. With all of the things I see in the beauty and fashion world, it’s hard not to feel that I could look better or want to try things to see if I could improve myself. But there comes a time when I just say, “I don’t need it”, “I’m good with how I am at the moment.” Then the doubt sinks right back in and I fall into the trap again.

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But then again, what’s so bad about? If it makes me or another woman feel good, then thats whats being beautiful to a woman.

#beauty #beautiful #envy #predisposition #genetic #feelsgood #woman #women #Luckymagazine #Luckycontributor #Lucky

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Everything Indie In Sacramento

I started blogging with the notion that it would take my mind off certain things that are in my “about” section, but since then, I have been extremely fortuitous. My writing has been noticed by several local and distance publications. Indieblush is a Sacramento based magazine devoted to everything indie in the Sacramento, surrounding and Northern California areas. From INDIE Film Festivals, Wine  to Fashion, and many other Leisure Activities. I have the pleasure of being a contributing writer to this magazine. I wrote my first article for Indie Blush in June and have just completed my second article in which I am excited to see when it’s complete. Please take the time to visit Q3 issue of Indieblush and see just what an awesome magazine it is. In addition, my first article is below:

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Vintage Style Redone

I have been so lucky to be a part of several publications lately and I am extremely lucky to be a part of Trend Privè Magazine. I wrote my 2nd contributing article last month and it was published just a few weeks ago. When I first started my blog, it was for the simple fact of staying busy and keeping my mind off my medical issues. But after being a part of such publications as Hit The Floor Magazine, which gave me my first start as a contributing writer and then Trend Privè came along. Both of these magazines are truly a gem to work with and have helped me tremendously with my aspirations as a writer. I hope you all take some time to visit each of these magazines and read my posts. Unfortunately, there are just too many articles from Hit The Floor Magazine for me to link to my own blog. But I’ve attached my recent article from Trend Privè Magazine called “Vintage Style Redone”. Take a look:

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Vestiaire Collective Quality Control Say No To Fakes (Vogue.com UK)

 

Fake or Real?

Vestiaire Collective Quality Control Say No To Fakes (Vogue.com UK).

Oh boy! This is some real stuff isn’t it? There is actually a team that authenticates everything fashion. This is right up my alley, I am such an advocate for buying authentic designer handbags. My sentiment is, these companies put so much money into their products for that luxurious feel. Trust me, it feels good knowing that you have a quality handbag or product that won’t fall apart after a few months. I’m no expert, but I can clearly spot a fake when I see it and if I could I would inspect it. Who wants to spend their hard earned money on a product you know you purchased directly from the designer and then see the fake on someone knowing that they probably only paid $50 for it. Sorry if I may seen a bit snotty about this subject, but fakes just bug me to the bone. Hey, maybe I can get a job at Vestiaire….

#vestiaire #britishvogue #vogue #fake #authentic #handbags #lucky #luckymagazine #luckycontributor #vogueuk

Tom Ford’s Fall Ads Spotlight Individual Style – Fashion Memo Pad – Media – WWD.com

 

Tom Fords New Ad

Tom Ford has a new ad for his fall campaign and it is live right now. It features various personalities such as Patrick Scharzenegger, Ella Richards and more. Read more at WWD for more on the full ad campaign.

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Some Of Resort 2015 Finest Accessories

Although there are many fabulous designers who showed their 2015 resort collections, I’ve sorted through them all and have chosen a few of my favorite pieces that will be available soon and believe me, it was a difficult task. From Chloè to Louis Vuitton, these accessories will have you wanting them all and now.

CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA

Known for her quirky and fun designs, has given us the perfect resort collection of colorful and playful accessories

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CHLOÈ

Chloè is always that classic and chic designer that creates feminine collections no matter what season

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CHANEL

Karl Lagerfeld, what more can I say?

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LOUIS VUITTON

Since Nicholas Ghesquière’s takeover of Louis Vuitton from the superb Marc Jacob’s, its been sheer perfection. He has made a smooth transition from his predecessor and has given us a delightful new view on an iconic brand.

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Elizabeth and James

Mary Kate and Ashley Olson know what they are doing when it comes to fashion. They combine their love for it and their flare for designing.

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10 Things You Can Only Wear in Your 20s – Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine

 

10 Things You Can Only Wear in Your 20s - Harper's BAZAAR Magazine

So I stumbled across this article in Harpers Bazaar and I as I was reading it, I was really quite baffled. Ok, I get it, I totally agree that there are some things that a woman shouldn’t wear past a certain age. Trust me, I wouldn’t be caught dead in several of the looks, but some of the suggestions were really irritating because, if worn right on a woman past her 20′s, it can still look classy. Say for instance the hot pink or orange lipstick. This color is not just for the 20 something, although it does go with a certain skin tone. There are older women in their 50′s and 60′s who can really rock certain outfits depending on their style and how well they keep themselves up. Another issue I have is the ‘no make-up to work’, yes, going completely bare is a no no. But, some women do not need a ton of makeup. A bit of mascara, blush and lipgloss will do.  There are a few more there, that are just a bit insidious. Especially to say that only the 20 something can wear sneakers with a dress. I love you Harper’s but, just look at the entire fashion community, especially during fashion week. Do you think the styles being worn are just the 20 something wearing them? I don’t think so…..

10 Things You Can Only Wear in Your 20s – Harper’s BAZAAR Magazine.