Heavy on Fashion Beauty Must Have - Fall/Winter 2014 Edition*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to be finally back to give you my long awaited Beauty Must Have list for the Fall/Winter 2014 Edition. I love introducing you guys some of my favorites items that I use through the year. This is some of my favorites for Fall/Winter 2014! 






Essenza Luxury Hand Soap in Rosemary Mint

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During the Fall/Winter, I love the smell of mint. So Essenza Luxury Hand Soap in Rosemary Mint is a great addition to any bathroom. For me, the smell of mint bring in the holiday season. I personally used this in my new bathroom! With notes of lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary with a splash of vanilla, Essenza Luxury Hand Soap in Rosemary Mint is divine! The price is divine too, just $4.99. A great way to add luxury to your life without breaking the bank.  

Check Essenza Luxury Hand Soap at http://myessenza.com/

 California Naturel 

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My next pick has been a long time coming. Many are not aware applying SPF during the fall/winter months are just as important in the summer as in the winter. Actually, the Earth is actually the closest to the sun in the winter than the summer #sciencefact! Since the ozone layer has a hole in it, I think apply California naturel all natural sunscreen and lip balm. 

The California Naturel All natural sunscreen has SPF 30 and plant & mineral based formula. I love the smell  because many sunscreen just like chemical while California Naturel has a nature/plant based scent. My favorite product from the California Naturel line is the lip balm. The smell is fruity yet tropical with a slight enjoyable taste when I licked my lips. I also that my lips remained hydrated, and moisturized for most of the day, when I applied California Naturel lip balm. 

The California Naturel sunscreen retails for $35
and 
The California Naturel lip balm retails for $7

Check out all that California Naturel has to offer at http://www.californianaturel.com/


B.a.r.e  Soap 

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I had to support a fellow New Jerseyans with this Beauty Must Have pick. As you al know, I am a huge fan of homemade soaps so I was delighted to find a homemade soap in my own state. This is LemonDrop by Bare-Soap! I loved that B.A.R.E Soap is made of 100% all natural ingredients and only essential oils, no fragrances. Great for someone with sensitive skin like me! I am all for the lemongrass scent. A great dose of spring in the fall/winter months. 

I also loved that 20% of proceeds from your purchase is invested in vaccines, vitamins, soap, and other needs in Kaberamaido, Uganda. 

Check out Bare Soap at http://bare-soaps.com/!

Alex and Ani Scent 7 Body Mist

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We all love Alex and Ani, but did you know they have a Body Mist?! Well now you do. Thanks to the lovelies at Alex and Ani, I had the chance to check out their latest fragrance, Scent 7 Body Mist. The Alex and Ani Scent 7 Body Mist has unique mixture of light and heavy notes. Making Scent 7 a great unisex scent.

This scent is super affordable, only $18!
Check out Alex and Ani Scent 7 Body Mist at http://www.alexandani.com/

 Perfective Ceutical Divine Brightening Mask

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The Fall and winter always cries for a good facial mask. Well I would suggest Perfective Ceutical Divine Brightening Mask. It is very affordable and great Uneven Skin Tone that many are suffering from especially during the Fall/Winter months. For only $48.75, you will get 5 Divine Brightening Mask. I personally found that my skin was softer after using it. I think I will have to use it more to tell whether it even out my skin tone but so far so good. 

Check out Perfective Ceutical Divine Brightening Mask at http://www.perfectiveceuticals.com/



MakeUp Forever Professional Lipstick 

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As you all know, I love red lipstick. So when the lovelies at Make Up for Ever Professional sent me the Rogue Artist Intense #43 Moulin Rogue, I fell in makeup lust! A great red lipstick is a must for anyone's makeup bag. Make Up for Ever Professional in Moulin Rogue is really great lipstick especially for $20!  

You can buy  Make Up for Ever Professional lipstick at http://www.makeupforever.com/


No7 High Shine Lip Crayon Daydreamer

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I never tried a lip crayon before. I have to say No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Daydreamer by Boots.com was a great experience. I love the Daydreamer color, it is great for everyday use. I love wearing this color when I am just shopping or writing on my blog. The price is fantastic - just $9.99! 
Blogger +  Lip Crayon = Makeup loves! 


You can buy No7 High Shine Lip Crayon at http://us.boots.com/product/no7-high-shine-lip-crayon-daydreamer

Olay Total Effect Refreshing Citrus Scrub Cleanser

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We all love Olay. Olay is famous for having a great beauty line. Olay Total Effects Refreshing Citrus Scrub Cleanser is a great addition to any skin care routine. I personal use Olay refreshing citrus scrub cleanser when I am traveling (hence the travel size bottle in the photo). The Total Effect Refreshing Citrus Scrub Cleanser in 6.5 ounce bottle retails for $8.99! 

Check out Olay Total Effect Refreshing Citrus Scrub Cleanser at http://www.olay.com/


Flickable Lip Gloss

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During NYFW, I was able Flickable lip gloss. I love the lollipop shape, absolutely genius. I alos love the color, Better off Red, and the long lasting wear. Oh did I meation that it was not sticky. I hate sticky lip gloss and Flickable lip gloss is not sticky at all. It goes on smoothly. One of my fav indie cosmetic products of the year.



Flickable lipgloss is Made in The U.S.A and Cruelty free. 
Check out more from Flickable Lip gloss at http://www.flickable.com/


Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal

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As you all know I am a huge fan of Miracle Skin Transformer. Today, I had the chance to use Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal Concealer and loved it. This concealer works great for those problem area on the face. I use it to cover up my scar on my cheek and dark circles underneath the eyes. It is great for everyday use. The compact size is deal for travel. Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal is $36.00!

Go to http://shop.miracleskintransformer.com/ to pick up your very own Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal Concealer today! 


Maybelline Great Wear Lip Color 

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Maybelline Great Wear Lip Color is one of the longest lasting lip stick I have ever tried. I mean seriously. It lasts a very long time. I love the color, Cinnabar, great for the winter. It is a slight departure from the color what I usually wear but I love it. Change is good. 

I will have to say that Maybelline Great Wear Lip Color is very hard to find so you may have to do a Beauty Savanger Hunt. 

 Julep Nail Color

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Finally, here is one of my favorite nail polishes. Julep is known for their fast drying formula that is 5-free and vegan-friendly. 5 free means that Julep does not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, camphor, and animal ingredients or byproducts. I love that! I also love this rich green color,Valerie, which is great for christmas. Julep retails for $14.00! 

Check out more from Julep at http://www.julep.com/


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Heavy on Fashion Events - Day 3&4 of New York Fashion Week #VZWNYFW**

Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! We are finally at my final days at New York Fashion week!  I had the chance to check out some great independent designers, view some great accessories, and party like a rock star! So without further ado here is Heavy on Fashion Events - Day 3&4 of New York Fashion Week #VZWNYFW


Day #3

Day 3 of my New York Fashion Week time started with 4 runway shows! Yes, You read correctly 4 runway shows. The first show I attended was The Christian Collection.  This collection was filled with bold prints and vibrant colors. Check out the S/S 15 collection here!



The Next Collection was the Warda Haute Couture S/S 2015 Collection. This collection was full of an elegant gown with wonder detailed lacework. There were some great wedding and mother of the bride dressed in this collection. You can check all that Warda Haute Couture Collection has to offer at http://www.wardahautecouture.com




Finally, one of my favorite indie designers Adolfo Sanchez has showcased his Spring/Summer 2015 collection.  Full of great couture piece, Adolfo is a designer to keep your eye on. I love the gold embroidered skirt, super cute! Check all that Adolfo has to offer at http://www.adolfosanchezdesigns.com/


I was introduced to Tumbler and Tipsy by Fashion designer and professional figure Skater Michael Kuluva. Tumbler and Tipsy Spring/Summer 2015 collection were super duper fun! With some Baked by Melissa Cupcakes in hand thanks to the gurus at Tumbler and Tipsy. The show was full of vibrant color and funky style. I also loved the Amanda Lepore was the finale of the show! She is so much fun and a great reminder of what fashion is about, being creative and having fun! Check out the latest from Tumbler and Tipsy collection at http://tumblerandtipsy.net/








Day #4

On Day 4, I began my fashion filled the day with a Nolcha Fashion Week Media Lounge party filled with some great innovative brands including Ploosh Hippo Purse, EVA SHAW DESIGNS, and much more! The Nolcha Fashion Week Media Lounge party was at the Empire Hotel! 



Alex and Ani's Founder, Creative Director, and CEO, Carolyn Rafaelian, hosted a meet and greet at Bloomingdales on 59th street.  Alex and Ani launched a new Charity By Design Little Brown Bear Charm Bangle created exclusively for Bloomingdale’s in support of the Child Mind Institute, an organization committed to transforming mental health care for children everywhere. Alex and Ani will donate 20% of the purchase price from this charm to the Child Mind Institute, with a minimum donation of $25,000 between September 2014 and December 2015. I am always for fashion with a cause! To support the Alex and Ani Little Brown Bear cause go here!




Finally, as my time at New York Fashion comes to an end, I partied like a rock star! I attended the Ok! Magazine New York Fashion Week party at the VIP Room in New York City. The party was full of celebs including the Hilton Sisters ( Paris and Nicky!), Reality tv stars Aviva Drescher, and a ton more. Like serious so many I forgot! There was also tons of brands in attendance including  Morgan Taylor providing uber cute manicures, Minx Moscato was in hand, and DJ Yo-C was killing the turntables! The party was so good, I didn't want it to end but we all know the saying. 
All good things come to an end including fashion week. 




I had a ball this season of New York Fashion Week. I would like to thank Verizon for being my tech sponsor for this fashion week adventure! I would also to thank all for the fab invites.

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Until Next Time
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Malanb

Heavy on Fashion talks to Ronit Genik creator of Reverie Collection

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am happy to talk to the designer of the Reverie Collection, Ronit Genik. Ronit is originally from Israel, grew up in Brooklyn, New York. With a degree from Parsons School of Design, Ms. Genik developed a her own fashion line.

This is a look at the Spring/Summer'14 Collection is inspired by Light - through fabrications, prints and unique techniques. Sheer silks create beautiful overlays and play on light through colors and silhouettes. Prints are inspired by nature made and man made- dreamy clouds, electric lightening and enigmatic bulbs. Exclusive printed clutches in Silk twill and Leather are added this season. 

I love love love this collection and I am so happy to talk to the creator of Reverie Collection - Ronit Genik



When did you realize you wanted to become a fashion designer?

I realized at a young age that I loved fashion- I was always sewing, creating accessories and sketching, coming up with new designs. 
My mother also loved vintage and designer clothing, so I grew up looking through Vogue and other fashion magazines and borrowing her clothes.

What's your favorite part about conceptualizing a design?

My favorite part about conceptualizing a design is telling a story- creating and researching the concept behind each design. I design my own prints, so that is a big part of my process and inspiration behind each collection. My inspirations are always very fluid and come from many places, from street fashion, to art and sculpture. Sometimes ideas come from the most unexpected places!




What is your favorite part about being a fashion designer?

My favorite part about being a fashion designer is the process of creating my vision and concept for each season, but I also love to see people wearing the clothes and feeling special and unique in them.

How would you define the style your line exemplifies?

I would define the style Reverie exemplifies as feminine, making a bold statement, keeping it edgy, but with a sense of fun. 



What are your favorite colors to work with and why?

I don't have a favorite color scheme as it changes with the season and concept, but I love rich, bright colors juxtaposed against black and neutral colors.
I love unexpected color statements, so I try to mix it up and keep it interesting.
Colors are a great way to express yourself and can really affect your mood and attitude that day, so I really think about that when designing.

What three word would describe Reverie S/S 2014 Collection?

Three words that describe the S/S14 Collection are whimsical, bold statement, edgy



Describe the Reverie woman.

The Reverie woman is a confident, unique woman to embodies youthful edge and personal style.

If you had the chance to dress *anyone* who would it be?

If I had the chance to dress "anyone", I would love to dress Natalie Portman. She is a very confident, talented woman that takes risks in her career and on the red carpet.



What do you hope to have achieved in the industry, 10 years from now? 

 I hope to keep growing as a brand, developing into more areas like accessories, shoes and jewelry. 
I would love to create a lifestyle brand that incorporates all aspects of a woman's wardrobe.         


Finally What does fashion mean to you?

Fashion means being confident, empowered and having a strong sense of individuality and style. 

It is also important to have fun with fashion, try something new and put something on that makes you feel good about yourself.

I would like to thanks Ronit Genik for the interview
Check out The Reverie Collection at  http://www.reverieny.com/

Until Next Time
Live,Style,Write
Malanb