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Heavy on Fashion New Year New You Gift Guide*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! It is the season of giving. This year I have a some of my favorite must haves for the holiday season. From handbags to headphones, I have what you need to start the new year off right. So without future ado, here is the Heavy on Fashion New Year New You gift guide.
Avon’s Signature collection Mailyn Tote and Wallet



Hello all my divas and gurus! Here is a sneak peek at one of Heavy on Fashion Holiday Shopping Guides picks -The Marilyn Tote and wallet from @AvonInsider The Signature Collection. Heavy on Fashion Holiday Shopping guide coming soon! A photo posted by Malanb (@heavyonfashion) on Nov 27, 2013 at 5:48pm PST

One of my first picks was Avon’s Signature collection Mailyn Tote and Wallet. This bag is affordable, stylish, and durable!  This is my favorite bag to use right row. The monogrammed tote and wallet set is perfect for the fall and winter season. The Avon signature Tote and Wallet will make the perfect gift for the
handbag lover on a bud…

Heavy on Fashion talks to Steve Larkin, C.O.O of Charles & Colvard (Forever Brilliant)

Hello all fashion divas and gurus! A few months back I had a chance to attend the Forever Brilliant Challenge event in NYC. At the event, Charles & Colvard has just introduced the latest in their moissanite collection, ForeverBrilliant, the world’s most stunning moissanite stone.  Today, I have the chance to bring you an exclusive interview with the C.O.O of Charles & Colvard, Steve Larkin. 



You will check out Forever Brilliant will be a great idea for the holiday season. The best thing about Forever Brilliant is that Forever Brilliant isone-tenth the price of a comparable quality diamond.The price range forForeverBrilliant Jewelry Collection ranges from $500 to $10,000. 


Heavy on Fashion Review & Giveaway - Spa Sonic*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you my latest review. There are tons of skin care systems out on the market but Spa Sonic is affordable and works great! The Spa Sonic skin care system includes 4 attachments- 1 face-and-body polisher unit, 2 small brush heads for use on your face, and 1 pumice stone. The Spa Sonic is a great affordable price and available at many major retail stores including Target and Costco. 

You can win your very own Spa Sonic on Heavyonfashion at http://heavyonfashion.blogspot.com/A photo posted by Malanb (@heavyonfashion) on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:20pm PST
I never was a huge fan of facial polishers but the Spa Sonic really changed my mind. Spa Sonic has become one of my favorite beauty tools because it is easy to use. Just pop in 4 AA batteries, choose your attachment, and push the switch. I also love that Spa Sonic face and body polisher is very easy to hold especially when I was using it on my face. I found that Spa Sonic really helped t…

Heavy on Fashion Reviews: Perlier Volcanic Thermal Scrub*

Just received my #Perlier thermal scrub #volcanic #thermal #dpa from #IFABBO A photo posted by Malanb (@heavyonfashion) on Sep 13, 2013 at 4:45pm PDT


Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! Thanks to the beauty mavens over at iFabbo, I had a chance to review Perlier Volcanic Thermal Scrub. Scrubs are great for removing dead skin from your body. Dead skin makes your skin looks dull and lackluster. Doing a scrub at least once a week is great for your skin. One great scrub to use is Perlier Volcanic Thermal Scrub for my sensitive skin divas and gurus. Perlier is a known for their great beauty products so I had high expectations for this scrub.
Look how #Perlier Volcanic thermal scrub sparkles...#review coming soon #iFABBO #HeavyonFashion #PerlierOnHSN A photo posted by Malanb (@heavyonfashion) on Nov 6, 2013 at 10:20am PST


When I first opened Perlier Volcanic Thermal Scrub, I love the smell. Absolutely delicious and light. The Perlier Volcanic Thermal Scrub comes in a great size jar (6.7 fl…

Heavy on fashion Reviews : Sage Lifestyle*

Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you another fantastic review, this time from Sage Lifestyle. Sage Lifestyle was started by Sage Machado, a  jeweler, clothing designer, perfumer, boutique owner, artist, and entrepreneur! Sage Machado is a woman of many talents and used her talents to create a fantastic product!  Here are my thoughts on some fabulous products from Sage!
First, I tried out the 8 oz candle in the Amber scent. I really loved the scent, very earthy and warm. Great for any season but I find it refreshing during the fall and winter seasons. Many candles that I encounter do not have such a memorable scent, well Sage Lifestyle candles are powerful and unforgettable. The 8oz Amber candle retails for $56.00. 
I love the Topaz travel candle. The scent is charming, light, and sweet thanks for the 5 variety of vanillas embedded in the scent signature. The 3 oz candle also comes with a lovely candle holder and a great for a gift, especially for the holi…

Heavy on Fashion talks to Nataly Aponte

Hello all my fashion diva and gurus! You love jewlery...I love jewlery. I am happy to bring to you a fantastic Brooklyn based jewelry designers and craftswomen, Nataly Aponte. Nataly is launching her next collection: The Matchstick Collection. The Matchstick Collection is her largest, and also most varied with uses of fine metals such as yellow gold, sterling silver, and citrine, as well as gems such as garnet, rubilitie, topaz, and more. Here is a look at Nataly's latest collection and How Ms. Aponte started as a jewelry designer
Here is Heavy on Fashion talks to Nataly Aponte!


Heavy on Fashion:  Where are you from? 
Nataly Aponte: I'm from NY. Born in the Bronx and my family moved to Larchmont when I was 5 years old.
Heavy On Fashion: Describe the general process you go through to design and realize a piece of jewelry.
Nataly Aponte: I'm usually inspired by a gemstone, color, pattern, or material. Sometimes furniture or a well styled interior. Simple shapes and nature can get…

Heavy on Fashion Book Reviews: Color Me Couture*

Loving this book especially for my Fashion designers getting there start in the industry. More to come very soon #review #HeavyonFashion A photo posted by Malanb (@heavyonfashion) on Sep 13, 2013 at 5:06pm PDT

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! As you all already know, I love books! I especially love books about fashion. This book is no exception. When I was in school, I dreamed of becoming a famous fashion designer despite the fact that I could not sew for my life. If only I had a book full of the basic layout of some of the most desirable silhouettes in fashion. Well my future fashion designers, here is Color me Couture. Color Me Couture is full of great illustrations of high fashion from the last 100 years.  

 This fabulous fashion book is full of great illustrations for any budding fashion designer/illustrator.  What I really loved about Color Me Couture is it is full of great facts about some of the most famous fashion accessories and clothing in history. I mean this a mini oa…

Heavy on Fashion Reviews: Savannah Beeswax Lip Gloss*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring another great beauty review. I had the chance to check out Savannah Bee Beeswax lip gloss. This lip gloss is officially my favorite for my pucker! My beauty divas and gurus, this lipgloss is adorable on. I love the colors because they can be applied to your lips for any occassion. I love to use Tupelo Honey for everyday use. Mint Blossom is great when I am feeling girly and flirty. Wild Blackberry is for when I am going out for a great time. 

Check out Savanna bee company -lip gloss. They come in 3 colors, tupelo honey, wild berry, and mint blossom. Review coming soon to Heavy on Fashion! :-) A photo posted by Malanb (@heavyonfashion) on Sep 25, 2013 at 5:04pm PDT


The best part about Savannnah Beeswax Lip gloss is that it  contains no parabens, no petroleum  derived ingredients, and is never tested on animals.
It is also Kosher and Gluten Free. Savannah Bee Lip Gloss is made from natural ingredients. I mean what more can you ask…

Heavy on Fashion Talks to Maya Persaud of Lotty Dotty

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus!  I love introducing new designers to all my divas and gurus especially all my little fashion divas and gurus in training. So for all my mini fashion divas and gurus, this interview and post is for you! 

Lotty Dotty has developed a new interactive T-shirt concept that allows one to change the look of one’s T-shirt by using 3D detachable parts.100 T-shirts in one, Lotty Dotty T-shirts and handbags feature a screen-printed figure, reminiscent of a paper-doll, on the front of the T-shirt/bag, with a sewn-on Velcro bathing suit on which a variety of mini designer Velcro-backed “outfits” can be attached and detached.  The outfits are designed by talented up-and-coming clothing designers from all over the world.The Lotty Dotty design team is based in Paris, France. 





Heavy on Fashion: Tell me a little about yourself. Where are you from? What's your educational background? 
Maya Persaud:I was raised in Hawaii and Maryland. I studied French Literature at U…

Heavy on Fashion Eats: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month & Giveaway!*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am very happy to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month - September 15 - October 15 with IMUSA and McCormick Spices. I cooked an Hispanic influence meal (actually my first meal ever - with help from my kitchen guru husband Ian from Body by Ian). Check out my slide show of my cooking experience and how I made my first Hispanic meals! 




Here is my recipe for my version of Monfongo!  Ingredients Green plantains 6-8 Head of garlic 1 Olive oil McCormick Salt from the salt grinder
McCormick Black pepper from the peppercorn grinder Bacon (Turkey or pork)
How to Prepare Malan's Monfongo Add the bacon to your pan, and cook until crispy then set aside. Fill your IMUSA Dutch oven half way with water, add salt cover and bring to a boil. While the water is boiling, peel your plantains and cut into 2 inch pieces then add to water. Cook plantains until soft; drain (reserving the water into another pot), then add plantains to a large bowl. Using a IMUSA Wood Mortar and Pestle…

Heavy on Fashion review - Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex cream*

Hello all my beauty divas and gurus! I have a new review for all of you. I am receiving so many great beauty products to share with you all. Today I have Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex cream.

Loving Hydroxatone Am/Pm anti wrinkle complex creme. Review coming very soon A photo posted by Malanb (@heavyonfashion) on Sep 8, 2013 at 8:49am PDT Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle cream is great for all those ladies who do not have time to apply two separate creams. I love that hydroxatone can be used anytime and has a SPF of 15. I mean I think this is a fantastic for those who do not have the time or money to buy several anti-wrinkle cream. Hydroxatone AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex cream is a all in one Am/Pm cream of convenience! This cream is great for combination skin types. I am happy to say that hydroxatone help to improve the texture of my skin, which is always a plus. I also like that you only need a little dot to apply on your face. A dot of Hydroxatine goes a long way. In other wo…

Heavy on Fashion Talks to Deb Miller of Hugrz

Hello all my fashion divas and Gurus! I love shoes. I also love changing my look at a whim. Yes I am a bit indecisive when to comes to my shoes. Especially when it comes to my shoes. So when I heard about Hugrz, I was in fashion heaven. Hugrz allows you to change your ordinary boots and booties into anything style on the planet. Best part is that Hugrz is made in the U.S.A! So without further ado, here is Heavy on Fashion Talks to Deb Miller of Hugz
Deb was previously a PR director and not- for-profit fundraiser who then discovered her true passion was for design. She had no experience building a company, but she threw herself into it and learned everything she could.  By the fall of 2010, she was ready to introduce Hugrz™ to the market.  She started in metro-Detroit and online, and then branched out to the rest of the nation in the fall of 2011.  In 4 short months, Hugrz™ could be found in over 100 retailers in the USA as well as Austria and Canada.   This year, you will find Hugrz™ …

Canyon Beachwear** (Sponsored Post)

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to introduce you all to a great website for all your swimwear need, Canyon Beachwear. Canyon Beachwear carry some trendy swimwear, apparel, footwear, and accessories. Pretty much everything you need to make your day at the beach a swanky one! There are some great styles for every body shape on Canyon Beachwear.com. No seriously, you can find the perfect swimsuit for your next vacation.
Oh and did I mention there is free shipping for orders over $100!


Here are a few swimwear suggestions all my fashion divas and gurus!
For all my Athletic Divas, check out LeMar Violet Print Halter with Hipster Bottom. It is great for flattering your tone body while creating some curves with the tropical print and the tie in detail. 
For all my larger posterior divas, set your eyes on Blue Lagoon Halter Maillot One-Piece by Verano High. The deep neckline will draw focus on to the top, giving your body a more symmetrical look. 
For all my larger bust divas,…

Heavy on Fashion talks to Raychel Wade and Lo VonRumpf

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! While I am running around NYC for #NYFW like a mad woman. Check out this fabulous interview with Celebrity makeup artist Raychel Wade and Stylist to the stars Lo VonRumpf. Raychel Wade and Lo VonRumpf are teaming up with Mary Kay this fall! 
Check out this exclusive interview only on Heavy on Fashion! 



Heavy on Fashion Review - Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am very happy to review one of my favorite lip treatments - Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind. Lip Rewind comes in 5 colors, I had the chance to try out the color Love. Well I fell in love with this lip treatment. This lip balm was moisturizing and the color is great for everyday use. I also love the easy twist bottom and that this lip treatment has a 20 SPF. This is great especially in the summertime. 
Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind Lip Treatment is a great lip treatment to splurge for especially with the $24 price tag.  This lip balm is compact and great for travel. I have to admit this was my go to lip treatment for the summer. 
Check out Miracle Skin Transformer Lip Rewind Advanced Peptide Lip Treatment at  Spehora.com at http://www.sephora.com/ or MiracleSkinTransformer at http://shop.miracleskintransformer.com/
Until Next time Live,Style,Write Malanb