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February 2016

NYFW: Zac Posen Fall /Winter 2016 at Spring Studios

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own. 

As many of you know, fashion week just ended here in NYC. This year I had the pleasure and honor of attending the Zac Posen Fall/Winter 2016 show at Spring Studios in Tribeca. This  was a fan moment for me, since he is not only one of my favorite designers, but also one of my favorite judges on Project Runway.

“For this collection, I had in mind the incredible journey of Princess Elizabeth  of Toro who gained a level of fame around the world in the 1960s for her kind nature, stunning appearance, and exceptional intellect.” -Zac Posen

Mr. Posen’s quote explains where the inspiration for this beautiful, elegant and versatile collection originated. Princess Elizabeth of Toro was the first black woman to get a spread in Vogue Magazine and  one of the first few female attorneys in East, Central and Southern Africa. (source: http://biography.yourdictionary.com/elizabeth-bagaaya-nyabongo-of-toro).  Given the inspiration, Zac Posen decided to cast a majority of of black models for this runway show, which is still rare in the fashion world.

Now onto my report of the runway show. While I anxiously waited for the show to begin, I was able to spot some celebrities, such as Katie Holmes, Carla Gugino, Nina Garcia (also from Project Runway), Coco Rocha, Jennifer Hudson and Miss J Alexander Runway Coach Diva Extraordinaire (you may remember him from ANTM).

 

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From top left: model Coco Rocha, singer/actress Jennifer Hudson, runway coach Miss J Alexander.

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500 Followers & Giveaway!

Hey Beauties!

I hope everyone has been having an amazing Valentines day! I received a card from my boyfriend that simply stated ‘have a great day’, i’m not joking! Either way, it must of been a sign of what was to come as I reached a crazy 500 followers today! A great day indeed. It was like the perfect way to start my day, I am so incredibly amazed that even though I have been a beyond terrible blogger these days due to my new job, that I have reached another incredible milestone. So thank you to everyone for your support and I am so beyond happy right now. I won’t bore you with my rambling, as we could be here a hell of a long time. So instead of talking about my appreciation, I have decided to show you instead.

Did someone say give away?! 

That’s right my friends…

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Valentine’s Day Last Minute Ideas: Beauty, Jewelry and More

Happy Valentine’s Day! If you have been in a relationship for a while and are no longer an amateur, you may be the type of person (like me) who likes to make “suggestions” for Valentine’s Day gifts. Or maybe you use Valentine’s Day as en excuse to treat yourself (also like me), a girlfriend or family member, but you can’t make up your mind. Here are some last minute  gift ideas for the beauty & fashion lover in your life (again- that might be you!), that  hopefully will inspire you.

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  1. Too Faced Blush & Bronzer set. Retails on http://www.sephora.com for $25. It comes in a cute little box and it includes: 2 Love Flush Long Lasting 16 Hour blushes (Love Hangover and Justify My Love), 2 bronzers  (1 natural, 1 medium/deep) and a brush.
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The Too Faced Love Flush Long Lasting 16-Hour Blush in Love Hangover.

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OZ Naturals Vitamin C Cleanser with Rose Hip Oil

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Hi everyone! So I’ve been busy testing some new skincare products, and am finally ready to review one of them!

As someone with dry and sometimes sensitive skin, I’m always on a quest for a new cleanser. Most cleansers tend to be too harsh for me and after a while I have to stop using them. Also, I generally prefer more natural skincare products – since they tend to be less harsh and cruelty-free- and I know also look for ones that  have some anti-aging properties. So if, like me,  you’re looking for a natural anti aging cleanser, the OZ Naturals Vitamin C Cleanser is the one for you!

Product Description and Properties

I received this cleanser from OZ Naturals in exchange for an honest review, as I joined their reviewer program. The OZ Naturals Vitamin C cleanser is very gentle and not drying. After each use, my skin always feels soft and smells delicious since it contains Rose Hip Oil. Also it does not strip natural oils from my skin. The Vitamin C cleanser washes off very easily, is clear and has a light almost gel-like consistency (see picture below).

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The OZ Naturals Vitamin C Cleanser is sulfate-free and 72% organic. As you can guess from the name, it contains Vitamin C (which helps fade sun spots and discoloration) as well as Aloe Vera, Olive Oil, Tea Tree Oil and Rose Hip Oil (which has anti aging properties due to the anti oxidants). 

How to use

The OZ Naturals company recommends you use this cleanser daily, in conjunction with a serum, moisturizer and eye treatment in. Please note that this is not an exfoliating cleanser, and therefore you still have to exfoliate after cleansing. Tip: my esthetician recommends exfoliating 3 times a week. For dry skin, cleanse only at night, and wash your face with just warm water in the morning.

Additional Product Information

  • cruelty free
  • 100% vegan
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Retails on amazon.com and oznaturals.com for $24.19

Happy cleansing!

Disclaimer: While I received this product in exchange for an honest review,  my opinions are 100% my own.

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