Trendspotting: Burgundy

Burgundy, Wine, Blood Red, Oxblood, its all the same and its all trending right NOW.

Burgundy is a huge trend for fall and will continue to be a mainstay for fashionistas all throughout the winter. This is not really the newest of new developments, I’ve been meaning to blog about it for quite some time but I kept getting sidetracked from the topic for some reason (oopsie me!). However, it is still just as relevant. I don’t see burgundy leaving the fashion scene for quite some times, especially during these colder months.

Check out celebs like Kim Kardashian & Nicole Kidman sporting the trend!

Incorporate a little burgundy via lipstick or nail polish, or a lot of it with a cool top or dress. I usually like to wear burgundy lipstick to add a little punch to any outfit. However you choose to rock this rich color, it’ll be hot hot, hot!

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What do you guys think of the burgundy trend?

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XOXO JAZ’

Menswear Mondays: Remember Movember & Cyber Monday Spotlight

Hello All!

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving & a great Black Friday!

Since this is the last monday of November, I thought I’d give a big shoutout to all my men who participated in No Shave November in dedication to Men’s Health (and to all my ladies who supported them)! Sooo, i have compiled a couple of pics I thought were funny and cool in relation to the month long sacrifice. Whoot, whoot, here’s to you!

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I hope you all enjoyed my mini Movember tribute! One last hoorah for Movember before its over! **Hoorahhh**

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Also, guys….its Cyber Monday! If you missed Black Friday or just cant get enough of those sweet, sweet deals, Cyber Monday is for you! All across the web, stores are having awesome sales online to appease their faithful customers. Here are a couple of sites my men (and women) can find some great deals on.

Forever21

(free shipping, no minimum, up 70% off)

Express

(free shipping, everything 40% off)

Urban Outfitters

($15 off orders of $75 or more, free shipping for orders over $50)

Fossil

(30% off sale items, free overnight shipping on all orders)

MyHabit

(up to 60% off, free shipping in the US)

Those are just a few…

Hurry, hurry before midnight comes!

XOXO JAZ’

“Would You Rather?” Beauty Tag

Hello guys, I’m here with a tag for you all!

I found this tag on ArtsyArchitette ‘s blog and it just seemed like it’d be fun to do. Her answers were entertaining and showcased a bit of her personality, in my opinion. Hopefully mine are equally as fun to read.

So, without any further ado….

Would you rather only ever wear eye makeup or skin makeup? 

– Eye Make-Up. I don’t really wear skin make-up very much anyways!

Would you rather cut off all your hair, or never cut your hair again?

– I love my hair! I’d choose never cut it again, never EVER! ūüôā

Would you rather always wear your clothes too big, or too small?

– I’d definitely go with too big, here. I buy things too big all the time, whether its because I’m thrifting or to give me a different look than was orignally intended for the piece. Belts can easily rectify the “too big” problem. Plus, wearing clothes too small is hardly ever flattering. Can you say muffin-top?

If you were given $1000 to spend, would you rather buy clothes or makeup?

– Clothes,clothes, clothes! I usually keep a fairly small rotation of makeup in use at a time, so I wouldn’t even know what to do with $1000 of makeup at a time. It’d probably expire LONG before I use it all!

Would you rather wear lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?

– Eyeliner as lipstick. I’ve been into darker lipsticks lately anyways, why not go black!

Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or Biker Shorts in public?

– MC Hammer pants. Due to the¬†resemblance¬†they bare to harem pants, I’m sure I could dress them at least somewhat stylishly.

Would you rather never be able to fill in your eyebrows or only fill them in using a sharpie?

– Okay, this question…is quite serious. I fill in my eyebrows almost daily, even if I don’t put on any other makeup. I just love how much ¬†it enhances your face! However, I try to fill my eyebrows as naturally as possible; even when drawn they don’t look much different than my natural brows. The sharpie look is the total OPPOSITE of what I go for, so I would just have to do without and keep my eyebrows threaded to perfection all the time ūüėČ

Would you rather never pluck your eyebrows, or never shave your legs?

– Eyebrows are too important to me, plus my face is something people see all the time unlike legs that can be covered. Plus my leg hair grows unnaturally thin (even after months, lol). Its hard to notice when I need to shave them anyway so I’d go with never shaving the leggies!

Would you rather never be able to shop at MAC again, or only be able to use MAC?

– Easy. I’ve never used a MAC product in my life (I know, all my fashionerrds are gasping in horror right now lol) but ¬†I’m more of a cheapie makeup¬†connoisseur. I’m sure MAC products are marvelous, but they are a bit costly for my taste & budget right now. Can’t miss what ya never had, right?

Would you rather only use one eye shadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?

One lip color. My reasoning? You can mix lipstick with different color shadows and liners for a lighter or darker color. I do it quite often already ūüôā

Would you rather have dark nails or bright nails all year round?

– Dark nails! Easily chic in any season and complimentary to any outfit or occasion.

Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?

– Hmmm, if my eyebrow pencil counts as a favorite eye product…I’d have to give up the lippies.

Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up, or nice hair and no makeup?

– Messy hair and nice make-up for the win! Messy hair can look intentionally done and effortlessly chic with a nicely made-up face. Plus, with my natural hair I usually go for a more laisse faire situation anyways.

Would you rather dye your hair neon green or wear neon green lipstick ‚Äď for the rest of your life?

– Too cruel. I could easily look like a troll doll or clown with neon green coloring on my big. tightly coiled hair. And neon green lipstick? So¬†dastardly, especially for everyday!….I’d have to go with neon green lipstick, though. it could be my pop of color with every outfit! lol

Would you rather never take your make-up off or never wear any for the rest of your life?

-I’d go with never wear any. While I love makeup, I also love the face God gave me and how it looks in its most natural form. I don’t know if I could deal with never seeing it again!

Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?

– Overdone blush for sure. I never wear foundation and I have seen those lines….GROSS. It negates the reason for foundation in the first place (dead giveaway that you don’t have perfect skin…HELLOO)

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Well that was fun to do! I love these tags, man. and I¬†tag….¬†ALL OF YOU !

If you do decide to do the tag, definitely comment and leave the link below, I’d love to read you guys “would you rather” responses!

Also, if you guys have any recommendations for more tags, just let me know!! I’d love to do ’em.

Until Next Time. XOXO JAZ’

Star Style Saturdays: Rihanna

There are few fashion mavens more style savvy than this badass girl. Rihanna style is¬†eclectic, edgy, and exciting. She always keeps her look fresh and up to date and she is a definite trendsetter. She does and wears what she wants, when SHE wants. Her Unapologetic style is always sure to turn heads &¬†with her 7th album, by the same name, coming out on Monday….it’s time we take notice.

I’ve have never seen somebody that looks so good in EVERYTHING! No matter what hair, or style of clothes she wears she just exudes badassery in a way thats alllllll girl power. Keep rockin’ it Rih Rih, can’t wait to hear your new album!

Do you guys just ADORE her style like I do?

Until Next Time…

XOXO JAZ’

Wishlist IOTD: Nose Chain

Hola blog dolls and gents!

I’m here with a Wishlist Item Of The Day for you guys…

The Nose Chain

As many of you may know from past pictures of me on this blog, I have a nose piercing in which I usually -matter of fact, constantly- wear a hoop. Lately I have been growing interest in nose chains, but I am more partial to those that are a little more dainty and a little less bulky. This Chain Reaction Ear Cuff to Nose Ring from Afriquelachic is the perfect amount of dainty eclectic style. Now while I wouldn’t wear any nose chain every day, I just know I could put together some outfits that would really slay this piece! It would be a great piece to pull out when I wanted to take my funky style to the next level. The good: Its only $30…The bad: It’s sold out! :/. Hopefully they get more in soon, because I’ll be first in line for a purchase!

What do you guys think? Would any of you ever wear a  nose chain?

Until Next Time, XOXO JAZ’

FOTD: Fall Neutral

Hello again followers, fellow bloggers, and fashion lovers alike! Im back with another post today for you guys.

Face of the Day!

Well…yesterday. I wanted to give you guys a look at the makeup I wore yesterday. It’ s neutral makeup look but with a fall twist. I gave myself a slightly darker lip than normal and did more to emphasize the dark shades in my neutral eye to ¬†make a neutral look that is more season appropriate and stands out on my face.

Here’s a few shots of it in the morning, before I did anything to ruin it, lol

&here are a few shots of it later on, after a couple long hours of wear and tear…

MAKEUP

Eyebrows – NYX pencil in Midnight Brown

Eyeshadow – Covergirl Eye-Enhancers 4 Kit Shadow

Eyeliner- NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Black

Mascara ‚Äď NYC Instant Lash in Black

Lipliner –¬†NYC Eyebrow Pencil in Midnight Brown

Lipstick- Covergirl 305 Copper Charm

The lipstick got a little faded, but other than that the look lasted really well, in my opinion.

What do you guys think of my Neutral makeup look for Fall?

Let me know!

Until Next Time, XOXO JAZ’

OOTD: Mustard Green Dream

Hola my lovelies!

I’m here with a serving of mustard green for ya! No…not the veggie, but the suede shirt I wore yesterday. With the temperature dropping, this material was perfect for keeping me warm and chic. Also, the color of the top combines two of Fall’s hot colors…mustard and green !

(s/o to my candid, one time) lol

OUTFIT
Statement necklace – Forever 21

Suede Top – Thrifted

Skinny Belt – Rue 21

Leather Tights – don’t remember

Boots – Rue 21

Like my outfit? Don’t like it? Let me know!

Until Next Time

XOXO JAZ’

Menswear Mondays: Skinny Jeans Fab or Fail?

Hola my lovely people out there! Hope your enjoying this blessed Monday that is before us.

Now I know skinny jeans are not a new trend, for men or women, but there is much commentary on men wearing skinny jeans and I have noticed that my male friends fall on both sides, arguments for and against them. So I thought I’d bring it to you guys.

For my men out there: How do you feel about wearing skinny jeans or other men who do (if you don’t)?

For my ladies: How do you feel about men who wear skinny jeans?

My personal view is that I don’t mind a man wearing skinny jeans as long as he does so in a way that is still manly. My biggest thing is that they aren’t too tight and that they fit your body type. For instance, some of my more stocky men out there may benefit more from straight leg jeans while my men of slimmer build look better in skinnies. And I would prefer skinny jeans or straight leg jeans ANY DAY over those baggy monstrosities that are 10 sizes too big and puckled up with a belt around the waist…or worse, sagging below your buttcheeks.

Just my opinion though…

…and I want you guys opinions.

Let me know how you feel about skinnies on men

Fab or Fail?

Until Next Time, XOXO JAZ’

#iDohair

Hola blog dolls

I just want everyone living in the Huntsville area to know that I do hair! I am good working with relaxed or natural hair and I specialize in hair health. You can come to me for a plethora of services. Check out all the ones I offer, along with prices below:

Wash $10

Wash w/ Deep Condition $15

Wash & Style* $20-$25

Style* $10-$15

Hot oil Treatments $10

Mini Twists $35

Partial Sew-In Extensions** $35

Full Sew-In Extensions** $45-$50

Sew-In Extensions (Pre-braided hair) $25

Sew-In Tightening $10

 *prices may vary upon intricacies of style

**Partial = 1/4 or more hair left out, Full= less than 1/4 left out

Due to my very busy schedule, I only do hair on the weekends. Extension/Weave appointments have to be made a minimum of 1 week in advance. For inquiries please contact me at jab099@shsu.edu or DM me on twitter @_femmeefatale

Check out some of my work on myself & others below:

Full sew-in

Full Sew-in, Cut

Chunky Twist Out

Style- Soft Romantic Curl (relaxed hair days)

Full Sew-In (small leave-out), Cut & Style

Full Sew-In, Cut & Style

Style – Curly Bob

Full Sew-In, Cut & Style

Partial Sew In

Full Sew-In Cut & Style

Twist-out Updo

Braid-out

Mini Twists

Style – Soft Waves

Flat Iron (relaxed hair days)

Style- Pin Curls (transitioning days)

Full Sew-In, Cut & Style (transitioning days)

Partial Sew-In (transitioning days)

I can also do various styles that aren’t pictured. If ¬†there is something you want done to your hair that I didn’t mention, please feel free to ask, I probably can do it! For questions, further price inquiry, or appointments, again, contact me via Twitter @_femmeefatale or via email at jab099@shsu.edu.

Until Next Time!

XOXO JAZ’

Wishlist IOTD: Cheetah Harem Pants

Hola dollies!

I’m here today with a wishlist item of the day for you guys.

Cheetah Harem Pants

These pants really called out to me. I love cheetah print and harem style pants are just so comfortable and chic at the same time! Combining the two is definitely a fashion WIN. Definitely an item I’d like to add to my wardrobe. I could rock¬†’em so fiercely, too I just know it! The bottoms are Anna-Kaci Sepia Brown Cheetah Safari Urban Hip Hop Roar Leggings Pants and they come in S/M fit. They are pretty inexpensive, too and can be purchased here for just $21.90.

Check out Khloe Kardashian rocking a similar pair

Hers are not quite as harem-y, but you get the picture.

Chic, chic, chic. Love, love, love. ‚̧

 

Let me know if you love these as much as I do.

Until Next Time

XOXO Jaz’