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).
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.
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.
I don’t about you, but I’m always searching for an affordable, natural eye cream that works. Fortunately, I was selected to test the derma e Firming DMAE Eye Lift! With this cold weather, it was perfect timing since my skin gets very dry.
Before I get into my review, here is some background information about this California based company.
In 1984 Linda Miles, co-founder of derma e, stated that “One day, mainstream skincare formulas will look like the healthy formulas we make today.” At the time, people didn’t consider how their internal health affected their outward appearance. And, nobody understood that what you put on your skin matters too. However, derma e® pushed skincare forward in a new direction by fusing powerful vitamins and plants together with modern science, and the results are that derma e® built a passionate following in the natural products industry and beyond, always aspiring to make highly effective, premium skincare formulas but with cruelty-free green chemistry.
Hi everyone! I hope that all is well with you! As you already know from my previous reviews, I love OZ Naturals Skincare (link to previous review https://chicprettyfun.com/2015/10/19/oz-naturals-broad-spectrum-tinted-sunscreen-spf-30/). For those of you who do not know much about the OZ Naturals company, their mission is to bring you skincare products that are “anti-aging, natural ingredients, and utilizing the latest technology to formulate the highest quality skin care products on the market” as stated in the About Us page on their website (http://www.oznaturals.com/info/About_Us). As a pet owner, I also love that all OZ Natural products are cruelty free. As you may already know, I only review products that I believe in, I can tell you that OZ Naturals skincare products deliver what they promise and are also affordable.
Now onto my review of the Matrix 6 Mega Bright Eye Gel. As someone who has suffered from dark under eye circles since childhood, I’ve used a wide variety of skincare products over the years hoping to minimize their appearance, often with disappointing results. So when I was chosen by OZ Naturals to review the Matrix 6 Mega Bright Eye Gel, I jumped at the opportunity to try it! After testing this product for over a week I can tell you that it works! As with the other OZ Natural skincare products I have tried, I saw immediate results after just a few days. This eye gel contains the following ingredients: a Matrixyl Synthe’6 (a compound that regulates cell activity and collagen tissue remodeling) Haloxyl (reduces dark circles/anti-inflammatory), Caffeine (reduces puffiness), Hyaluronic Acid and Apple Stem Cells (both anti-aging).
Hello beautiful readers! I hope this new post finds you all well!
I received a free sample of the OZ Naturals Tinted Moisturizer in exchange for an honest review. OZ Naturals is a skincare brand that I love. I’ve tried and reviewed other products before (see previous post on the OZ Naturals 2.5% Retinol Serum) and have been very happy with the results.
Since I love to wear tinted moisturizer, I thought this would be a great opportunity to try a product that I could easily incorporate into my skin regimen. Tinted sunscreen can be versatile and it can eliminate some steps in your daily makeup routine if you are looking to save some time. During the cold months you can use it as a base for your makeup, while moisturizing your skin at the same time. In the summer, it can work alone – during the summer months my everyday makeup is usually just tinted moisturizer and bronzer.
Pink October is here! Every year during the month of October many organizations raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I often find myself wondering what I can do to show my support. Many of us know someone who is affected by this disease, whether a relative, friend, co-worker or acquaintance. Even if we do not, as women we should stand united in the fight against breast cancer. According to http://www.breastcancer.org, 12% of women (one in eight) will develop breast cancer in the U.S. over the course of their lifetime. If like me, you are wondering how you can get involved, here are some ways you can show support (and get some fun makeup and accessories in the process).
Hello all! It’s been a while since my last post, but I’m finally back! I recently went to a Harmon store, and all these beautiful e.l.f. beauty products were on display. You can all guess what happened next…I bought a bunch of them! They’re so affordable, it’s too tempting! I’ve used e.l.f. products before, so I decided to try some new ones this time around. Here is a list of what I purchased: