12.30.2011

The New Year's outfit

Dress: Express

Shoes: Bebe

Clutch: Nordstrom

Bangles and Ring: Express

Earrings: Kate Spade

Eye Shadow: Loreal One step Eye shadow

Lip stick: Red Strass YSL

Nail color: Designer de best OPI

12.23.2011

Surviving to a LDR during the holidays



The holidays are just around the corner people gather around to celebrate and share with their love ones… What is not to love about the holidays? They are the perfect excuse to party and enjoy time with friends and family and why not, forget about the diet.

Over a month ago I wrote about Long Distance Relationships, now with my boyfriend gone as not being here with me rigth now and the holidays here I got inspired so… I have few ideas to feel closer to your significant other even when they’re miles away.

Is your first Christmas together or have you spend the holiday together before? If you have spent many Christmas together before you must have like a tradition or something that makes that holiday yours so find a way to share it.  Is it a favorite recipe? Do you host a party every year? Travel to see your family? Whatever it is there’s a way you can share that tradition. If you have a special recipe cook together… not possible huh? You can skype while making dinner that way you’ll be cooking together or you can talk on the phone while making dinner. Let’s get creative, there’s always a way you can share whatever is yours even thou you’re miles apart.

If this is your first Christmas together try to make it more special and meaningful because you’re far apart. This is the exciting part ladies because you can get as creative as you want and they are a lot of ways you can do this and if you love surprises like I do then you’re really going to enjoy this. What is it that you would like to do if you were together? Is there a way to recreate it? There’s nothing better that surprising your significant other that’s the best part about surprises. Mail your Christmas presents and open them together on Christmas day.

Got plans for New Years?
Make a list of your new year’s resolutions and read them to each other.
Call each other to countdown together.
If you’re both partying take pictures and send them to each other.
Make a video of your last year’s best memories.

Feeling daring for New Years?
Here’s an idea! Mail your red panties to your significant other ;)

Have fun ladies!!

Do you have any other exciting ideas for this holidays?

12.15.2011

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Prada sunglasses at nordstrom.com

Oh Prada! you always steal my heart…

 I was clicking thru Nordstrom and what do I find?
*sigh.
This Prada shades, I’m so in love them!!
They’re so chic I had to share with you

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Guest Post: Fair & Lovely Anti Marks


Tired of blemishes and Dark Spots?  Try Fair & Lovely Anti Marks
Cream – Review

Hello lovies,

Today I’m talking about getting rid of those blemishes and dark spots, which tend to put a damper on your mood every time you catch a glimpse of them!

Yes, the product I’m talking about has been tried and tested, and trust me it can work wonders for those skin troubles. Fair & Lovely Anti Marks Cream is under the spotlight today.

For Blemish-less Fair Skin. Specially designed for skin with marks and spots, with breakthrough Vita-Aloe Complex.

Lightens different kinds of marks.
Helps prevent spots from coming back, giving visible fairness.

My Experience:

I was getting really frustrated by dark spots, some caused by acne and some by excessive pigmentation buildup, when my dermatologist suggested me to try this. I didn’t have any hopes with this, but I decided to give it a go just because she said do. To my surprise, it has effectively reduced the darkness. I only use it at night, as it’s a bit too runny in consistency and I feel it makes my skin a bit oily after application, but even then it has helped my condition a lot. I figure if you use it twice a day, like it’s supposed to be used, it’ll be more effective.


Pros:
  • Effectively reduces dark spots.
  • Moisturizes skin.
Cons:
  • The smell gets a bit annoying at times.
  • Makes face a bit oily.
The smell is a bit of a downside, it’s very medicinal. But, you gotta give some to get some. And if you want to get rid of those dark spots, then give this a try! I got it for 95PKR(1$) in 25g tube, which is extremely inexpensive as far as creams go, from My Super Store.

Love,

BeautyRush Ed.

P.S. Head over to beautyrushco.wordpress.com to read more reviews, experiences & all about beauty!

12.14.2011

Clutch it!


Hello Ladies!!
Here’s your source of inspiration for today…
*sigh.

Can you say lovely???
I love them!!! ♥

12.11.2011

The Whole look

 
♥I would wear this outfit with a messy updo
Black winged eye liner and of course lots of mascara♥

Sweater: Jil Sander
net-a-porter.com

Jeans: J brand
madisonlosangeles.com

Blazer: Rag&Bone
www.stylebop.com

Shoes: Steve Madden

Scarf: Anne Klein
Earrings: Forever21

Ring: Inspired Silver

Nails: OPI tuttifuttionga

Lips: NARS barbarella

Blush: NARS deep throat

12.09.2011

Today's Topic: Respect


Today I want to write about something very very important RESPECT

The reason I’m writing about this topic today is because I can’t I just can’t stand people being unrespecful it really upsets me and you can see it happen every day,bullying, girls calling other girls by names, abusive relationship, people being abusive to others not only in a relationship, etc…


Being unrespecful with yourself or anyone else is just WRONG!!!
Why the lack of respect? being rude doesn’t made you braver, insulting people doesn’t make you rise higher, cursing people doesn’t make you any good, Being unrespecful just doesn’t make you more important and it definitely does not make people respect you.


Ladies have respect for yourself and don’t ever let anyone disrespect you!

There’s just not a reason to disrespect someone. What you give is what you get in return so if you want to be respected start respecting others. Now I know there’s always going to be people you don’t like or some people might not like you but there is not one single reason why you should be unrespecful  is just not acceptable.

Women are beautiful creatures that God create to give life, yes ladies that’s how important we are and we deserve to be respected.

12.08.2011

Guest Post: Pink Nancy

Pink Nancy by Sapil – Review

Hello lovies,

This is my first guest post for Chickstyle, but you’ll be reading a lot more from me here. Today I’m talking about one of my recent favorites, Pink Nancy by Sapil.

Pink Nancy is ideal for all-day use, with neo, elegant yet fresh and tranquil mood apparent at the first whiff. The heart of Pink Nancy relishes classic floral and spicy blend eloquently and serenely flowing, mixing warmly with amber notes in the end.


I’ve been using it for over a month now, and I can safely say that it can be used everyday as it makes you smell and feel fresh. I have both the Pink Nancy Deodorant & Perfume, and if you don’t already know, layering helps the fragrances last much longer. By layering I mean using different products with the same notes, or ones that flatter each other’s notes. It is preferable if you use products from the same product line.

Pink Nancy lasts on me for around 5-6 hours. The fragrance is very fruity and fresh. It’s Eau De Parfum, and I got the set for 20$, the perfume is in 50ml bottle and the Pink Nancy Deodorant in 6.6fl oz spray can.

Love,

BeautyRush Ed.

P.S. Head over to beautyrushco.wordpress.com to read more reviews, experiences & all about beauty!

12.04.2011

My Shopping Tips

Is not a secret that I love shopping, I go crazy for cloths and shoes and jewelry and everything that catch my eye. I have my favorites designers and stores but the truth is that I buy anything that I like anywhere, I don’t care much if is designer or not, if is a well-recognized brand or not, if I like it I’ll buy it and that’s why I want to share some things I have learned about shopping and caring for clothing.


**Golden rules**
If you don’t love it, don’t buy it.
If  is not versatile, better think twice about it. I’m not saying don’t buy it but just think if it would be worth of buying and is not going to be just sitting on your closet.
If you have nothing that goes with what you’re buying don’t buy it unless you buying something that goes with it.
If it’s not flattering don’t buy it.
If you like it but can’t picture yourself wearing it, don’t even think about it.


Now with my golden rules establish let’s talk about shopping.

The most important thing that you must always look for is quality. Trust me you wont like the disappointment when you find out that your just bought piece is not longer wearable after you wash it or after the first two times you wore it.

Always look for the materials of your clothing, If is pricey it better be worth it! Clothing made out of natural fibers are the best but they can be more expensive, some materials like silk,wool,mohair and cashemere are quite pricey but are definitely worth it.

Is super important to know how to care for your clothing that’s why you should take the time to read the labels. I’ve learned this the hard way ha ha.  Labels are there for a reason and if you want your precious clothing to last have to know how to care for them.

Do seek for sales! You can find great findings at sales especially when the season is ending so take advantage of it.

If you’re buying shoes please make sure they are comfortable to walk with and won’t hurt your feet there’s  nothing chic about being in pain and feeling uncomfortable. Blistered feet are not pretty.

 Happy Shopping!!

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Diane von Furstenberg  
Love it!!!

12.01.2011

Oatmeal recipe

Good morning ladies!!!

Today I woke up inspired put Adele’s album on and start making breakfast. Now not that you mind what I do in the morning but I just want to share my joy with you all. So here’s my Sugarless Oatmeal recipe.
I didn’t measure anything that I used but here’s what you need.
  • Oatmealh
  • Coconut flakes
  • Almonds (crushed, halves, chopped, it doesn’t matter)
  • 1 banana (chopped)
  • Cinnamon
First toasted the coconut flakes and the almonds separately.
Put water to boil or milk,add cinnamon and the oatmeal. Let it boil untill oatmeal is done. Pour the oatmeal on a bowl with the toasted coconut flakes and banana. The mix gives flavor to the oatmeal so you wont notice is sugarless.

Oatmeal has many benefits for your health. It helps reduce cholesterol,helps your digestion and keeps sugar level low in blood. It’s also a good source of protein. So there you have it is yummy and healthy! ;)

Enjoy!

xo’s

The week is almost over… any excited plans for the weekend?

Live Healthy Eat Happy

Being Chic is not only about style is about being healthy and feeling happy and with the holidays coming up  is very important to know how to stay fit and keep eating healthy so we can have a feast that we won't regret.

But being healthy is not only about staying fit is all about having good habits and eating healthy so when I notice that there was a campaign on B2B  to review Around The Plate, a website that is all about  wellness and being healthy  I was more than excited to check it out and do a review.

Around The Plate is not only a website written by experts dietitians is also a community where every day people can share their stories and recipes.  We all know that nowadays is hard to keep up with eating healthy because we have forgotten about healthy habits and have opt for a more sedentary life reign by fast food. Eating healthy does not always has to be complicated and Around The Plate aims to promote how easy and simple is to have a healthy life style .

On this website you cannot only find  interesting articles about health and wellness  you can also find ideas and recipes for this holidays  with nutritional info. I found very interesting articles looking thru this website.

Have you ever been in the situation where you get so excited about spring break and there you are getting ready for your vacations and... Ops! Suddenly you find out that your bathing suit doesn't fit anymore? Well... That's exactly what you can avoid  if  you know How to keep your weight during the holidays and that's exactly what Around The Plate can teach you.

Have something to say? Share your story.

I invite you ladies to check out this site and share your recipes and tips on how to stay healthy.

Be Chic and Stay Healthy!


For more of Around The Plate sign up for their weekly E-letter. Visit their  facebook page or follow them on Twitter  @aroundtheplate .

11.29.2011

OMG! Did Kate Hudson just had a baby?

Kate Hudson looks gorgeous on this Stella McCartney’s cut out black dress for the British Fashion Awards. Can you believe she just had a baby? It doesn’t seem like it.

I love Kate Hudson!
Her style is so femenine and sexy.

Today's Topic: Passion, a desirable feeling.

Passion: A temporary state of madness and desire.  
You have seen it in the movies, one kiss led to a steamy make out session, the temperatures rises higher and higher as is hard to keep up with your breath as you go into an undeniable rush of passion that it is indescribable because words just would fall short on how amazing and ecstatic you felt.

Few months ago I wrote about Attraction vs. Love, two different but complementary things. While Love builds slowly Attraction attacks by surprise while unexpected and I think is important for them to be complementary to make a relationship endure.

Now back to subject, Passion alone is a temporary state of madness and desire but when it gets involve in a relationship Passion becomes an art of fusing two souls to make one.  Think about the scene I describe above.  Passion involve on a love scene, on the love making two becomes one just for the simple fact of being complementary. Passion alone is selfish and does not last long.

Yes! Passion is a way of expression that becomes an art.
Dancers are passionate about what they do; Tango for example is a very sensual and passionate dance that it really becomes an art of expression.

Passion becomes an art when you commit to the other person.

11.27.2011

Winter

Sunday morning, rain is falling Steal some covers, share some skin…



With the low temperatures really kicking in now I feel like winter is around the corner and I don’t complain I like the cold weather, not extremely cold thou but I do enjoy this weather so today I went for a walk and took this pictures. I thought about posting what I like about winter so here it is.

Winter clothing is so much cutter than any other station. layering effect, cozy sweaters, trench coats, jackets, scarfs and chunky accessories. The holidays coming up are perfect to bring family and friends together and perfect excuse to trow a party.

I love to bake in winter, it keeps my house warm and my family and guest happy. Winter is just perfect to gather together and spend some quality time. Other thing that I like, meeting my friends at cafes, shopping for gifts, DIY projects to decorate the house and trying on new recipes.

Have a significant other?
What is better than snuggle together to keep each other warm, watch a movie, share a cup of hot chocolate, read a good book, cook together…Nothing like enjoying quality time together on this cold days.

I love winter is so bohemian


11.24.2011

Let's talk: Mascara


I was talking to a friend earlier about mascara and I want to know what’s more important for you when looking for the right mascara. Do you look for the formula or the wand? It’s a tricky question huh.
I personally look for the right wand for my eye lashes but if the formula don’t hold my lashes it creates a hot mess so here’s the dilemma ladies what do you think?

11.23.2011

My first colaboration...yay!

Hello Girls!!!

Today I was a guest at PalominainGown and I wrote about the importance of accesories on a wardrobe It is a pleasure for me to be a guest and share with all of you this post.

xo’s

11.22.2011

Great Lash lots of lashes from Maybelline

When a girl is bored…She goes shopping!

Ok it was not a shopping spree but I did bough some things that i need it on my cosmetic bag and as a beauty junkie that I am I have to share my love and contentment for Maybelline. Seriously I swear by Maybelline’s mascara! I love them!

I’ve been using Great Lash for a long time now and this weekend I run out of mascara so I went to buy more stuff and I couldn’t resist to lots of lashes cute presentation the cute heart-shaped wand caugth my attention, my lashes are long but thin are there not that many so I thougth that was the right wand for me and I was not wrong. The wand gets to every lash for the small ones to the stubborn ones . I felt in love with this mascara that I’m sticking to it.

What I like the most is that my lashes feels ligth and look natural and fabulous. I would also like to try Volum’ Express the falsies. Hmm…I guess I’ll have to buy it during the week. I would really like to see for myself if it really gives the dramatic effect of falsies.

11.18.2011

How do you like your coffee? I like it Stylish!


Good afternoon ladies!!
 
What a great way to kick out the day than with a cup of coffee.
Aside of my love for coffee I have to confess I’m a big fan of coffee mugs, I LOVE THEM!!! I’m crazy about them, I buy them all the time  haha I think I have a mayor addiction to kitchen ware so I think this is kind of my inspiration for today and as always I’m sharing a piece of inspiration with all of you.

I wish you all a great day!!




11.17.2011

Guest post: It-Girl From The Upper East Side

Hello Girls!!! :)

I’m very excited to introduce you my first special guest. Fashion student and Blogger, Alex has her own blog  PalominainGown and I’m more than happy to show you a piece of her work.


It-Girl From The Upper East Side

When we hear or see the phrase It Girl From The Upper East Side the first thing that comes to our minds are the Gossip Girl characters, Serena or Blair but especially Blair Waldorf. Fashion icon and influential person that migth be inspire by a real New York  It Girl. Olivia Palermo but who’s Olivia Palermo?


Socialite, symbol of elegance, style and sophistication Olivia Palermo has become a fashion icon. Thanks to her style and good taste she was found by the New York’s social elite and was photograph by Patrick McMullan, since then she she appear on magazine covers such as Vogue, Elle or Harper’s Bazaar. She was MANGO’s image and Carrera y Carrera from “Mediterraneo”.

VOGUE

Now she works for the brand Diane von F├╝rstenberg on PR department and in  Elle magazine, she also has her own blog http://www.oliviapalermo.com/ No doubt Olivia Palermo is an it girl with an exquisite style and an enviable wardrobe.

Post By:  Alex

Follow her on twitter @alejandrasainzl

11.14.2011

A little dose of style!

I love fashion Illustrations! I admire Fashion illustrators and I envy them because I’m not much of a good drawer/painter ha ha ok no I don’t envy them but I would like to illustrate like that. Anyway!

Here’s a dose of style and inspiration to start the week

David Dowton
http://www.daviddownton.com/fashion.html

Antonio Lopez Fashion Illustrator

Audria Brumberg
http://www.audriabrumberg.com/

Jacqueline Bissett
http://www.saahub.com/illustrator/jacqueline-bissett/89902

Jacqueline Bissett
http://www.saahub.com/illustrator/jacqueline-bissett/89902

Joe Eula Fashion Illustrator

Johnny Cheuk
http://www.johnnycheuk.com/

Laura Laine
http://www.lauralaine.net/

Stina Persson
http://www.stinapersson.com/

Stina Persson
http://www.stinapersson.com/

11.11.2011

Golden Godess

Shakira at the Latin Grammys
Gorgeous the dress Shakira wore on the Latin Grammys. 
I love it!

11.09.2011

Volume for your tresses

TRESemme Naturals
Girls you know that I've been complaining about my hair these past days because the humidity in the weather does not like my hair at all so lately every day is like a bad hair day. Well... every day was a bad hair day untill last week.

My aunt recommend me TRESemme Naturals months ago but I never listen to her because I was happy with my last shampoo Thermal Recovery also from TRESemme. I used Thermal Recovery for months because I straighten my hair almost every day to style my bob (haha I had a bob but now it kinda turn into a shapeless lob) any way I stop using heat on my hair because I start to see split ends and since I'm trying to grow my hair split ends are the enemy so since I stop using heat I listen to my aunt and switch to TRESemme Naturals.

The result?  I love it!!!

I've been using  Naturals Radiant volume for  like a week now and I have to admit that I was a little skeptic about getting volume but I decided to try it. It did gave me volume not right away tho but for the last 3 days I have experimenting volume in my hair and I love it! My hair starts to behave and is easier to style.

11.08.2011

OOTD: Casual Friday

I love this outfit!!

Blouse, Bangles, Earrings and Necklase: Forever21
Jeans: Charlotte Russe
Clutch: Cloe
Shoes: Bebe

11.07.2011

Surviving to a LDR

Forget me not by Kim Anderson


Can you survive a long distance relationship?  Yes you can but the truth is…

Yikes!

They are very difficult to survive.  I know few succesful stories but most of the long distance relationships I know failed and I’m not being pessimistic here girls. I am a hopeless romantic gal, I believe in soul mates and love conquers all but when it comes to LDR  I’m not skeptic but I have to be realistic and this comes for a person that has experience it.

LDR are not easy, not easy at all!!! they require a lot of commitment and trust and if you’re not ready for the challenge is not going to succeed. Relationships are hard enough, now can you imagine being away from the person you want to be with? Of course if you focus on that you’re going to lose it, being away from the person you love is the cruelest thing ever. My question is… what makes a good long distance relationship endure?

I met a cute couple that were on a LDR and somehow they manage to keep a sane relationship, I believe they are so meant to be I don’t know them for that long  but as I’ve seen they are perfect for each other and they are married now. Is cute because they had to moved their wedding date because he got a job offer in spain so they had to move there and decide to move their wedding date earlier. No one knew when they got married because it happened so fast that they just had an intimate and private ceremony, only their family knew about it and of course their friends hear the news after they got married.
So what makes a good long distance relationship endure?

I think I have some tips.
Communication is the key not only for a LDR but for every relationship. Is very important to be honest and to keep the communication as much as possible, there’s no excuse we live on a world ruled by technology nowadays is very easy to communicate, video calls are great helpers, texting, e-mail, phone calls even mail.

Set what’s right and wrong
If you’re on a serious relationship at some point you have to talk about it because what might be normal for you might be wrong for your partner  so discuss your point of views and talk about what’s wrong and right so you can get to an understanding.

Keep the romance.
I don’t know if I’m the only one that sees LDR romantic. yes they can be pain in the ass too but if you see the bright side they can be romantic.  Send your loved one an e-mail reminding how much you love then and miss the. Surprise your love one, call just to say you love him. Be creative

Set a date to see each other
Distance is a bitch so set a date to see each other and spend some quality time together.

Discuss your schedule
If you two are too far away you’re schedules might not be the same especially if there is time difference. So talk about it because you don’t want to make your partner feel like is being ignore.

Keep the intimacy that makes you feel closer
Intimacy is very important on a relationship because it makes you feel closer so figure a way to keep it intimate.

Has anyone been on a long distance relationship?  How do you handdle it?

11.06.2011

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LOVE IT!!!

Selena Gomez wearing Marchesa
at MTV Europe Music Awards red carpet 



11.04.2011

Like my furry paws?

I love this!!
Love it, Love it, Love it so much that I have to share it.
 
They look so warm and comfy that I have felt in love with them
Pom-Pom Furry Slipper
Charlotte Russe

Ooh No! Fashion Faux pas

Too much prints…I’m lost where’s the circus?
Really!!?? Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, really?
Sweetie No oh! too much.
umm.. what she was thinking? did she lost her skirt?
too much going on…
Is she that desperate for attention


 I will call Taylor Momsen Queen of faux pas.
Ha ha I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did (he he)
xo’s