Affordable Gift Ideas (For Him & Her!)

Hola guys, Christmas is around the corner!

& by around the corner, I mean a mere 6 days from now….

I already know there are still at least a couple of you who haven’t gotten gifts for your loved ones and  don’t even have an idea where to start. &that, is why I’m here. I got ya covered!

For Him

Electronic Cases

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Does he have the new Iphone 5? Or a cell phone of any sort, they all need cases these days. So do other electronics like tablets, ipads, blaz-e blaz-e BLAH. Purchase a case for his favorite electronic that has something important to him in the design. For instance if his favorite superheros are the Ninja Turtles, get him a Ninja Turtle phone case. If he loves baseball, get him one with something referencing that on it. You get the picture. He’ll love it. The case above is for an Iphone 5. It can be found here and costs $17.16.

A Stylish Tie

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Every man needs a tie. A business, dressy, or serious occasion is bound to surface at some point. And for men, a tie is like the right lip color to us women. It adds just that pop they need to make their look stand out. The paisley bow tie above is from Express and costs $23.94. I’m a little partial to bow ties, but if the guy you’re buying for is not, Express.com has a plethora of other ties to choose from in the same price range.

Game Accessories

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What kind of accessories does a man like, you ask? Generally ones for his gaming devices. Cater to his inner child and buy him a new controller (they can never have too many of those) or a gaming headset. The headset above is a PS3 bluetooth headset, meaning he can move around in tandum with all his gaming emotions, and it only cost $29.99. It can be found here and I have found controllers as cheap as $5 on Amazon.com! WARNING: make sure you know what gaming console he uses (Playstation, XBOX, etc.) before you make this purchase. These pieces are not interchangable across consoles!

For Her

Coastal Scents Original 88 Palette

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This palette is to die for. Trust me, I own it.  It comes with so many colors and they are all super pigmented, a  must for any avid eyeshadow wearer. And best of all this palette is only $10.42. Almost half off from the usual price of  18.95. This can be purchased from Coastal Scents here.

Jewelry Organizers

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This earring holder and many other cool styles and shapes of jewelry organizers can be found here. Price ranges and styles vary, but many of the cuter ones are quite affordable. This “LOVE” earring holder is only $30.00 and features 66 places to hang jewelry along with a saucer at the bottom that can hold rings and/or bracelets. PS: Shipping is free 🙂

Quality Perfume

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I’ll say it again, who doesn’t like to smell good? Every girl does for sure and you can almost never go wrong with a quality fragrance. This gift set comes with 3 different Marc Jacobs roll-on perfumes and comes in a cute reusable foil case. Roll-ons are really easy to travel with and the gift recipient is bound to like at least one of these scents. Best of all, it won’t break the bank. Get this gift set trio for only $38.00 here.

Hopefully I’ve aided in you guys Christmas shopping endeavors. Good luck on your journey, GODSPEED. lol

Until Next Time

XOXO JAZ’

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Wishlist IOTD: Miss Dior Cherie

Hello all 🙂

Here’s what I’m craving today

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Miss Dior Cherie Parfum

Its so luxe and delicious smelling, I wish I could describe it to you all. Its the smell of…..success. Sweet, rich, and accomplished. LOL. No, really though I’m dying to have some, though I doubt I see myself shelling out the $70 bucks a bottle it would cost me.

Anyone feeling generous? After all, it is almost Christmas. (haha)

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With advertisements like this, no wonder its got me drooling.

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Any of you tried or dying to try Miss Dior Cherie like I am??

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XOXO JAZ’

Finally Finished & LookSoup

Who’s finally finished with finals?!?! Me! Hell yeah! lol….No but really though, I’m super excited. I finished with all my finals on Thursday and I’ve just been relaxing and living it up since then. The storm is OVER!! Definitely something to be grateful for. Not to mention I’m one more step closer to graduating. Just one semester left, now. Exciting!

But at any rate, I’ve discovered this site called LookSoup…they actually emailed me and asked me to put my blog on the site, so I thought that was pretty cool. Its set up like Pinterest, but it’s kind of like a Pinterest for bloggers. You can “like” looks or “collect” them to your own various groups of collections. You can also follow others and others can follow you. And best of all, because its for fashion bloggers, its all about fashion, hair, beauty, etc. A fashion bloggers dream! Plus, you are given a LookSoup score to gauge your influence. The score is the sum of all the likes and collects you’ve gained from things you posted on the site. The number of followers you gain also increases your score.

If you a fashion blogger or someone who just loves fashion, I’d give the site a look-see.

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Follow Me on LookSoup

 

& of course follow me 🙂

XOXO JAZ’

The Sneaker Wedge: Fab or Fail?

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Sooooo sneaker wedges….I’ve been seeing a good bit of these. Not enough to call it a trend just yet, but enough to take note. I’m not quite sure to feel about them just yet but they must be noted. I’ve seen a few cute pairs, usually they are the ones that come in a print or with spikes. Plus I’ve seen a couple of celebs (including Nicole Scherzinger) rockin’ em but I just haven’t quite latched on to the sneaker wedges movement yet. Something makes me think of a more burgoueis version of the “Jordan heel” posted on people’s walls by fake facebook pages. Maybe its because I’m not the biggest sneaker girl, idk, but like I said I can’t make heads or tails of this one yet.

What do you guys think? Fab or Fail?

OOTD: The Calm Before the Storm

You know the idea, right before something ghastly happens the world is beautiful and bright and reassuring of the beauty that will once be returned to you after all the pestilence is over….

That was Saturday…

It had its downs don”t get me wrong. [insert personal problems here]. But I have to be thankful for all the good things that the day was. It was a beautiful, sunshine-y, perfect weather day. Not too hot, not too cold…just right. I had a delicious breakfast and dinner. I got to see my family who I love, I got see my sister do a wonderful winter performance with her dance company, and I got to spend the entire with my spirit twin Philichell ^_^.

Not to mention, I spent not a drop of time that day working on anything for finals…HALL-EL-UJAH.

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sense the excitement?

My Makeup

Eyebrows: NYX eyebrow pencil in midnight brown

Lids: NYC concealer in Fair

Eyeshadow: Studio Secrets 336 Forest Smokes (gold only)

Eyeliner: NYC  Liquid liner in Black

Mascara: NYC Instant Lash in Black

Lips: NK 800 Beach Fuschia

My Outfit

Lace Top – Thrifted

Sleeveless Cardigan – Thirfted

Jeans – Thrifted

Shoes – Thrifted

Necklace – Forever 21

Bag – Coach

(i love my mostly thrifted outfit days, GAH)

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**Sidenote: I’ve changed the site! Quite drastically in comparison, I might add. Do you guys like it?**

XOXO Jaz’

FOTD: Grade A

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This….is the face of an A.

This is from Wednesday (I know, long layover time, but what can I say, I’ve been SO busy!). On Wednesday I had a presentation for my Media Criticism class and I chose to do it over an analysis of Mean Girls from the Visual Perspective. I was sooooo nervous about it,  you guys have no idea. Plus,to add more stress, I had just finished preparing my presentation that morning! But I confidently presented my work and, all glory to God, I got a 25/25! I was so happy. At any rate I wish I could show you guys my entire presentation look. I was quite cute if I do say so myself! But sadly I didn’t have time to get someone to take a full picture of me before I had to go off to work. I did get some makeup shots, though. Hope you guys like!

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Eyebrows: NYX eyebrow pencil in midnight brown

Lids: NYC concealer in Fair

Eyeshadow: Studio Secrets 336 Forest Smokes

Eyeliner: NYC  Liquid liner in Black

Mascara: NYC Instant Lash in Black

Lips: L’oreal 165 Tickled Pink

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What do you guys think of this makeup look?

XOXO JAZ’

Victoria Secret Fashion Show Style Recap

Hola Blog Dolls! I’ve missed you!

I’ve been so swamped with work, school work, personal struggles, the whole 9…plus its the end of the semester so you know what that means. Finals and cramming.

But through it all I’m here to make a little time for you guys…thats how much I love ya! *muah*

Last night I watch the annual Victoria Secret Fashion Show on CBS and its was, as usual, a pleasure to the eyes. Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Bruno Mars took the stage as the night’s performers, while numerous “angels”, such as Adriana Lima and Miranda Kerr, ripped the runway in fun and exquisite VS Fashions. Rihanna even gave us a little modeling herself, Tyra Banks style.

If you missed the show, here are a couple of photographic highlights below…

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There were many, many more looks and fabulous moments, too much for one blog post to hold! However, I hope this post gave you an idea of the VS luxury that graced the runway last night.

What was your favorite look of the night? How did you like the performers style choices?

Until Next Time…

XOXO Jaz