World’s most flattering lipstick: NYX Liquid Suede

I’m the Queen of making a sweeping declaration, so understand how serious I am when I say I found THE WORLD’S MOST FLATTERING LIPSTICK. This lipstick looks literally good on every person I’ve seen it on.  And no, it’s not Ruby Woo by MAC which everyone will tell you is the world’s most flattering lipstick (and it’s not, I know many people who hate how bright Ruby Woo looks on them). And surprise, it’s only $7.00!

Introducing the world’s most flattering lipstick: NYX Liquid Suede Lipstick in Amethyst.

IMG_8583

Continue Reading

Five beautifully underrated shades of nail polish fit for the Fall

I adore fall fashion! While I love the boots, coats, and big ass hats, what I really live for is all the fab, vampy beauty looks! As soon as I see the first leaf fall from a tree, I’m the first girl reaching for her bottle of Wicked by Essie (which is unequivocally the best vampy red, hands down).nails1

However, this fall, something changed. I think…I’m kind of over the typical blood-red nail polish. HEAR ME OUT: I do 100% love how glam a shiny burgundy looks, but it’s kind of expected. And the last thing we want is to be predictable, right? With that being said, here are my five favorite non-traditional nail polishes for the fall. Continue Reading

Pre-Fall Uniform: The Color of the Season That I’m Obsessed With.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe in the power o a sexy red dress, and I adore how feminine I feel wearing pink, but damn…

…I love me some neutrals!

My closet consists of 80% black, with some guest appearances by gray and white. However, during some pre-fall shopping this weekend, I have discovered my new favorite color. I’m calling it right now, my thing or fall 2015 is….

oliveOlive green!

This mid-tone green is lovely with almost every other neutral (black, brown, tan), while simultaneously looks great with color (pink, burgundy, purple). Yesterday, everything I bought was olive green, even some of the undies I snagged at Victoria Secrets 7 or $27 sale! It might sound weird, but I love how warm the color is. Navy and black can sometimes wash me out (especially in days with less sun), and olive just adds such a brightness to my tan complexion!

 Check out my mini olive haul:

olive 1

Continue Reading

Sneaker-Con Detroit: First Steps

 

IMG_1024

I am by no accounts a “sneaker-head”; I purchased a ticket to Sneaker-Con on a whim. Gym shoe culture, which has been relevant for the last 40 years, has always surrounded and interested me. I didn’t understand the hype, as I’ve never been the biggest fan of watching sports, however, the older I got the more I learned to appreciate the culture. In recent years the resale aspect of sneaker culture has proven profitable and I thought that this would be a good place to start outside of just grabbing a pair of gym-shoes.

I entered Cobo Hall overwhelmed by colors and people; almost everyone was holding a box with one shoe on it and there was an array of gym-shoes on cloth covered tables, summoning varying emotions from the hundreds of people present. My initial plan was to grab a pair of shoes that I could re-sale for profit.

While I did learn a lot about various gym-shoes, colorways, and proper bartering etiquette, I learned that this was not the place to start a collection of sneakers. This was the place for the sneaker aficionado. This was the place for individuals who understood the cultural relevance behind each shoe. This was the place for people who knew that the Jordan 4 was popular because of its appearance in Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing. This was a place for people who knew who Peter Moore was and for those who knew that the Jumpman logo only appears after the Jordan II. This was for people who sleep in the cold for Jordan releases. If this was Mecca then I was but an initiate into the religion.

Continue Reading

Fashion Tips with JB: That’s That Shit I Don’t Like.

As a fashion blogger, I try to keep an open mind when comes to the ever-changing sartorial world. When culottes came back, I was apprehensive at first, but I embraced the short pants. When dark lipstick became a thing, I tried out many shades until I fell in love with my now go-to lippie (which is Transylvania by NXY). The point is, I’m hesitant to completely denounce a trend as an absolute fail. However, there are *five* this I can say with 100% certainty that I H-A-T-E. This list includes two God-awful pair of shoes, two beauty faux pas, and one blast from the past that should have never made a comeback. Ladies and gentleman, I present the “That’s That Shit I Don’t Like” list.

  1. Kitten Heels: OKAY, SO, kitten heels suck. Why on Earth would you want to wear a flat shoe with a breath of a heel on it? I use to work at a shoe store and every time a woman would ask me to help them find a pair of kitten heels, a part of me would die a little. Replace your plain kitten heels with a great pair of nude pointy-toe heels, they literally go with everything. I’m currently obsessed with my Steve Madden ‘Pallass” pumps; they’re a great height, a fair price and they’re very comfortable.

TTSIDL 1

Continue Reading

Kim Kardashian: Fashion Icon.

Kim Kardashian is an American fashion icon. I feel the need to preface this with a disclaimer: I do not care about how you feel about her personal life, because this isn’t about that. This is about her amazing sense of fashion.

Home girl’s entire look is possibly one of the most emulated out there.

 

The Armenian-American Princess has been a tastemaker since she stepped out of former BFF Paris Hilton’s shadow (and closet) in 2007. Kim is responsible for making every fast-fashion retailer carry knock-off Herve Leger bandage dresses that was worn to every club/homecoming/bat mitzvah (I still have two in my closet).

What about Kim’s signature beauty look? Look up “Kim Kardashian makeup” on YouTube & you’ll get 154,000 results for the socialites’ daytime smoky eye/nude lip loo. And if you want her signature bombshell hair, you have 253,ooo options.

kim-kardashian-makeup-tricks-ulta-event-w540

 

While her outfits are more on the basic side, Kim has mastered the art of creating a signature look. Continue Reading

Bey graces Vogues September Issue.

*ATTENTION* the cover of the September issue of Vogue Magazine has been released! And it’s no other than the one and only Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé wearing a sexy gown from Marc Jacobs Fall 2015.

beyonce-september-cover-2015-mainIf you aren’t familiar with the September issue of Vogue (or any fashion magazine), it’s a BFD (aka a big fucking deal). The September issue is thee authority on what to wear for the next season. It’s sounds like just another magazine cover but, trust me, it’s not. The September issue of Vogue has been the subject of countless articles, as well as a documentary that I love, released in 2009. Continue Reading