Monday, October 24, 2011


This is what I have been day dreaming about. Go to the British based site.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

From your closet Halloween ideas

In college just about everyone is broke. So for Halloween you may not have the money to buy a costume. The solution? Get creative in your closet.

Halloween is on a Monday this year and everybody is dressing up for class and I have an in dorm Halloween party I co-organized. So I ran to my closet and found some brown wedges, bell bottom pants, a flow-y white top, leather vest and now I am a hippie. I did make a flower headband, but materials only cost me three dollars from Wal-Mart.

Some other ideas I could have used:

Cowgirl- if you’re from the south chances are you can pull this one of no problem.
80's girl- all you need is an off the shoulder sweater, tights, and hairspray.
Athlete- if you play a sport put on your uniform and your set.
Sailor- A striped shirt and some Sperry’s would do.
I have a friend from back home that used a clock from her house and some string to make the flava flav clock chain and she was ready for Halloween.
If you don't get this costume you were robbed of a great childhood. I don't know were I would be without the family tradition of watching "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"

P.S. I plan to have pictures of my costume up soon for all to enjoy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Photoshop Fabulous

Today I ran across some before and after pictures of The Candy for Kohl’s ad with Britney Spears. Before I show the pictures I want to explain why I decided to blog about them.

The fashion industry, to me, is this beautiful unexplored terrain, and although it looks amazing, I know it has flaws. The specific flaw I'm referring to is the idea that all women must be shaped like a stick. Not all women are a natural double zero and I believe as long as you do your best to live healthy and active your body is fine. In college (and high school) many girls have body image problems. One student at UCLA even swore of mirrors for a year to fix her body image before her wedding. If you want to read the UCLA students story click here:
 So to sum up my rabbit trail, even models and celebrities do not look perfect and wake up every day with a natural glow about them. Here’s proof:

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

College beauty tips

If you are in college chances are you are like me, always on the run. With less time to primp I have picked up some beauty tips that help me look my best. For all the college beauties out their here are my little tips to help you out:
  • Don't wash your hair every day. I know it sounds gross but it’s healthier for your hair if it's washed once about every three days (my hair dresser tells me it has something to do with the hairs natural oils). P.s. I am not recommending you stop showering ... please keep doing that.
  • Use dry shampoo when on the run. If you feel your hair is too oily to skip a shampooing then use dry shampoo. Dry shampoo is sold in ULTA and other beauty stores; all you do is apply the powder to your scalp and presto! It's great if you need to wash your hair but don't have time to hop in the shower!
  • Wear an eye mask when you sleep. If you live in a dorm there is always a light on somewhere, whether it be from your hall or a lamp post outside, it's there. All this light keeps you from reaching deep sleep during your REM cycle (you learn about the REM cycle in psychology); and a poor REM cycle means poor sleep which means dark circles under your eyes. So make sure you look and feel great, go get yourself an eye mask!
  • Buy two of everything. Before college I did my rounds at ULTA, Sephora, and target grabbing two of all ,y favorite beauty products. It's best to do this,so when you run out of something or lose something you have an extra and don't have to take that hour drive to the closest Sephora if you go to a small private college in middle-of-no-where Texas like muah. And you will be glad you bought two of everything when you let someone on you floor borrow your favorite eyeliner pencil and then never get it back.
  • Minimal is ok. I admit for some reason I'm just about always late to my first Tuesday/Thursday class so I only put on foundation and mascara. It's either that or explain to my teacher that eyeliner, eyeshadow, and bronzer are more important that anything she could teach me.
  • Expirement with your look is also ok. You are in college, it's basically an excuse to look crazy. It's your chance to wear blue lipstick like Ke$ha, cat eyes like Amy Whinehouse, or just anything obscene like Lady Gaga. So next time you decide to venture out of your dorm room and have some extra primping time, try a new look; I know clumpy mascara is the new trend in the high fashion world.

Do your makeup like this today and tomorrow you can tell your kids, with a smile, "it was just a phase...". After all that's exactly what our parents did.