Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to finally bring you a look at Heavy on Fashion XXOO Shopping/Gift Guide - Spring 2016 Edition!Read More
Hello, all my fashion divas and gurus! Today is the beginning of the New Year. 2106 is finally filled with new goals, dreams, and, of course, a new you! This year, I am focusing on health, beauty, and getting my shit together. I feel that 2016 is a year of new adventures, new goals and, of course, a New Me. I compiled a list of my favorite product that I actually use. Each item is helping me to bring in the New Year right. Join me on my picks to start off 2016 with a New You!
Beauty- Lush Cosmetics
Thanks to the lovelies at Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, I had the chance to check out all these fabulous lifestyle products.You can not start off the New Year without some great cosmetics. Lush Cosmetics is full of great products that are 100% Vegetarian, uses the least amount of packaging a.k.a Naked, Handmade, and buys may of the ingredients Ethical. I also love that Lush Cosmetics does not test on animals and fights against animal testing all over the world with the Lush Prize.
Fantasy is gold eyeliner. Super pigment color and easy to use. I also love that Fantasy is quick dry, glittery, and does not smudge. I will be The Fantasy eyeliner cost $19.95which is a great price for a Vegan eyeliner.
The Rough with the Smooth is a great body scrub. Made with granulated sugar and murumuru butter, The Rough with the Smooth is a great exfoliate. Though you can use it every day, because of it gentle nature, I would suggest using this twice a week. The Rough with the Smooth cost $9.95
Feeling Younger Skin Tint is shimmer skin tint. I love skin tints, especially in the winter. It adds a great luster to the skin in cold dry weather. The texture is super smooth. The jar is only 0.7 oz but you do not need much to achieve the illuminating look. Feeling Younger Skin Tint cost $19.95
Shades of Earl Gry is a massage bar and one of my favorite items to use during my self-care day. The Shades of Earl Grey smells great. The combination of lemon oil and bergamot is so relaxing. Great for distressing from a long day. Shades of Earl Grey cost $10.95
I love a good Bath Bomb, especially from Lush.
The Yoga Bomb Bath Bombis a must for a relaxing bath time. The relaxing scents of sandalwood is another most for my self-care day. If you never experienced a Lush Bath Bomb, I would say pick up the Yoga Bah Bomb as your introduction into a spa-like life. The Yoga Bath Bomb cost $8.95
The Cup O' Coffee Face & Body scrub is a true pick-me-up for the face. I have to say it woke my pores. The Cup of Coffee is made of organic agave syrup, ground coffee and tons more. The smell is truly of a fresh cup of Joe. This facial scrub is a morning wake-up call. Cup O' Coffee Face & Body scrubcost $10.95
Buffy Body Butteris great for every day. Though it is considered a body butter, I would describe it as a nice marriage of an exfoliate meets a soap with a dash of a body butter. Yeah, the Buffy Body Butter is a trifecta of beauty products for the shower. The Buffy Body Butter cost $23.95
Lather AHA Hand Creme Evening Primrose
Lather AHA Hand creme with evening primrose is a stable in my night beauty routine. I love the texture and the smell is minimum, which is a plus for me. My hands have a tendency to become dry a.k.a ashy, at the end of the day. With just a small amount, about a size of a quarter will have my hands moisturized and feeling fabulous. I keep my jar of Lather on my nightstand. It is one of the best hand I have used. My only request is that Lather would make a travel version. This creme can be used during the day and at night.
Pick up your Lather AHA hand creme with evening primrose for just $18 at http://www.lather.com/ . I use this creme almost every night and my Lather hand creme is 3/4 full.
Vita Liberata Luxury Tan
I am not a huge enthusiast of tanning but I love a great bronze look. Thanks to the lovelies at Vita Liberata, I had the chance to try the Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask and the Trystal Bronzing Minerals. Vita Liberata is a multi-award winning tanning product. I found that the self-tanning night moisture is a great way to even out my skin tone. Awesome for photos and video too.The Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask cost $45 athttp://www.vitaliberatausa.com/!
I fell in love with the Trystal Bronzing Minerals with the Kabuki brush is my favorite bronzer. It is great as a bronzer and makeup face powder. Actually, this bronzing mineral works better for me than many mineral powders I have tried in the past. It matches my complexion to the tee. You should check out the Trystal Bronzing Minerals with the Kabuki brush at http://www.vitaliberatausa.com/for just $55!
Ok, so I receive this fabulous a while ago and I still love it! I still use it. I mean you have to come into the new year with a moisture lip. We all know that Chapstick essential to every pocket and handbag on earth but I love the Tartan design of this collection. Chapstick has experimented with tonnes of great colors, patterns, and collaboration with designers. Now I do not know if this particular pattern is still available but you can check out all the new flavors & looks at http://www.chapstick.com/You can have even more at if your local Targethas the Tartan Pattern available online
I was so excited when the hair maven at Infusium 23, contacted me to check out their Moisture Replenisher collection. My nature hair is a 4C, it requires a great moisturizing system. I am so happy that Infusium 23 has a great new system to help hydrate and establish healthy hair. The moisture replenisher collection has Avocado Oil and Olive Oil. I also love that Infusium 23 is available almost everywhere. So when I am on the road, I can find my Infusium 23. The Infusium 23 ranges from $6.99 to $8.99. Check out the entire collection at
PHYSICIANS FORMULA Argan Wear Glow Oil
PHYSICIANS FORMULA Argan Wear Glow Oil is one of my fav oils. I use this on my hair, nails as well as my skin. I most use the Physicians Formula Argan Wear Glow oil for my nails and hair. Argan oil has been huge "trend' in the beauty industry. I choose Physicians Formula Argan Wear Glow oil because it Hypoallergenic, Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Dermatologist approved, Non-Comedogenic, and Fragrance-Free. The size is a bit small but you do not need much to get great results. Check out PHYSICIANS FORMULA Argan Wear Glow Oil at http://www.physiciansformula.com/ for $14.95.
Hungry for Change
Losing weight is the #1 New Years Resolutions one everyone's mind. I decided to change my view to change my eating habits instead of losing weight. Health is my goal not just for the year but also for life. I had the chance to really learn about food atThe Seed and receiving this DVD in my goodie Bag. Hungry for Change is an eye-opening look at the food industry, how we should look at food, and looking at the power of food in society. This DVD is so good my hubby reviewed it on his blog BodyByIan http://www.hungryforchange.tv/
Sweaty Betty Sneaker Liners
I personally love Sweat Betty Sweaty Betty Sneaker Liners. I just love funky fun sock and Sweaty Betty has some killer designer and a great brand. I am using my Sweaty Better Sneaker Liners (Socks) for my new workout challenge starting January 18th. The Sweaty Betty Sneaker Liners are comfy and colorful. Check out Sweaty Betty Sneaker Liners at http://www.sweatybetty.com/ for $12!
Peony and Me headbands
While you are working out and getting in shape, keep the sweat out of your eyes with the Peony and Me headband. There are 3 headband styles that you can choose from. I believe they change the look from time to time so the headband that I have will not be on the site. The Peony and Me headbands cost $14.50 at
The Modern Girl's Guide to Life
I love books so when I was asked to reviewThe Modern Girl's Guide To Life, I had to add this to my New Year New You. The Modern Girl's Guide To Life is a huge "getting your life together" guide. It covers everything from cooking (which I can not do, Thank goodness for my husband) to getting your career/business goals in check. This book is full of almost everything you need to know to survive this little game called life. I believe that getting good advice from someone who been through it, well Jane Buckingham is that person. This book is a great reference guide to life. Seriously, I am still reading it and finding some serious jewels of knowledge. Some points I already knew but I did receive some great tips as well. Go to http://www.harpercollins.com/to pick you your digital copy of The Modern Girl's Guide To Life for just $1399
Heroes Reborn Brave New World 1.
I was a huge fan of the Heroes series. I am a huge Sci -Fi/SuperHero/Fantasy fan period. So when I was given the Heroes Reborn Brave New World Book 1., I was like...Hell Yeah! This ebook got me through many crazy hours of commuting from my old day job. Heroes Reborn Book 1 is a page turner. I can not wait to buy Book 2! You need to get into the Heroes Universe today. Like seriously, go to http://www.imperativeentertainment.com/heroesuniverse/ebooks/ and get into it!
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Dominique Cohen Limited Edition for Miss Me
Dominique Cohen Limited Edition for Miss Me was a great quality and affordable price. Unfornately this collection was only available for a short period of time on Miss Me but I hope to see Dominique Cohen do another collaboration with Miss Me very soon.
If you follow Heavy on Fashion on Instagram, you know all about my time at Pikolinos A/W 2015 and my first introduction to the Maasai Project, a design collaboration program with the Maasai Mara where the profits are given back to the Maasai women involved. Please check out http://maasai.pikolinos.com/ and how the Massai people and Pikolinos is bring style and charity back to fashion.
Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so excited to give you Heavy on Fashion's Fall XXOO Shopping Guide for 2014! Usually I like to have this list up on the first day of Fall but I found so many great items in October I had to feature them. I mean seriously, I have some great new products that I feel are a must for Fall this year!
Homemade Nail Polish
|Did you know that you can use eyeshadow to create your favorite nail polish colors?!|
As you all know, I love getting my nails done. Shout out to my nail artist Tyh at http://instagram.com/iam_nailzbytyh! As I was saying, I love nails so when I heard of a D.I.Y book for creating your own nail polish and designs, I was excited. Homemade Nail Polish is a fantastic book filled with unique homemade nail polish colors that you can make in the comforts of your own home. I mean you can make your own custom color for your wedding, your birthday, or any occasion you would like. So if you can't afford to get your digital glam to the 9's than Do-it-yourself!
Check out more information on Homemade Nail Polish Create Unique Colors and Designs For Eye-Catching Nails By Allison Rose Spiekermann at http://ulyssespress.com/?books=homemade-nailpolish
Whitening Lightning's Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss
|My pale/vintage lip using Whitening Lightning's Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Butter Cream|
One of my favorite lip glosses right now is the Whitening Lightning's Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Butter Cream. I have to say I love this color. This pale pink works great on me when I want to pull off the vintage/pale lip look. I also like the light up wand and the mirror. This is a great when you have to retouch your lip gloss and do not have a mirror or when great lighting is not handy. This
Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss retails for $24 and comes in many great colors! Buy your own Lighted Lip Gloss at http://www.whiteninglightning.com/product/cosmetics-make-up/color-your-smile-lighted-lip-gloss-butter-cream/
Kleenex On the Go Slim Pack
We all know that when Fall hits, it is time to pull out those tissues. With all these nasty little bugs going around, a Kleenex facial tissue is your friend. I love the On the Go Slim Pack. The On the go Slim Pack can fit anyway. I have on in my handbag. Seriously you never know when you will need a Kleenex. They are also great for makeup removal or helping you when you have the sniffles. Cold and Flu season is here so be prepare with Kleenex!
Check our local store to pick up your On The Go Slim Pack today!
Bandaid Advance Healing Blister
With the Fall come great high heel and equestrian style boots. With great new boots comes some serious blisters. Yeah, I said it. We all have suffer those pesky blister when you are trying to break in your super cute footwear. Well, I suggest Bandaid Advance Healing Blister. Carry a few in your handbag while on the go & keep a few in the house. I have to say these Bandaids are one of my must have not just for the fall but all year round.
You can pick up Band Aid almost everywhere!
One of my favorite Hair products on the grocery shelf is Shea Moisture! I love their Shea Moisture and Black soap lines when treating my natural hair but I never tried their cosmetic line until recently. I personally fell in cosmetic lust with the mix, match, and play contouring and highlighting palette. We are all familiar with contouring, well The Mix, Match, Play is a great tool for beating that face into a serious selfie moment! The Primer by Shea Moisture goes on very smooth. If you have to prime your wall when you paint, you must prime that face when you paint that face!
The Mix, Match , Play Palette retails for $24.99 and the Silicon free Primer retails for $15.99
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Until I started blogging, I didn't realize how important a great makeup brush was. Well my fashion divas and gurus, I do now. A great brush can do wonder for any makeup look. This does not mean you have to spend a fortune on it. I am not for not. The Real Techniques Expert Face Brush is a great example of a quality product without spending a tons of cash. I love that Real Technique Expert Face Brush is ultra-plush, synthetic bristles are hand-cut and
100% cruelty-free. This is a great brush for applying foundation, contouring your face, and applying blush but honestly you can use this brush for anything.
The Real Techniques Expert Face Brush retails for $9. Pick up your very own Expert Face brush at http://realtechniques.com/shop-collection/expert-face-brush
Aromaflage Purser - On the Go Spray
So if you are like me and not a huge fan of bugs but hate the smell of bug spray and the harmful chemicals in it than you will love love love Aromaflage Purser - On the Go Spray. It is Free of DEET, chemicals, and parabens and smells fabulous. I am serious, I wore Aromaflage Purser at work and received so many compliments. I never though I would see the day when there was a lovely smelling bug repellent. Thank goodness for Aromaflage!
The Aromaflage Purser - On the Go Spray retails for $30. Check out this and other great products at http://www.aromaflage.com/products/aromaflage-purser
Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels
Ok so I was introduced to this product a while ago but never paid Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels until New York Fashion week! I tell you Fashion week is full of fun but a bit exhausting. Thank goodness when I got home I placed these bad boys on my stressed eyes and arose looking refreshed. Talk about a spa day at home. For just $30, you can de puff your eyes in minutes (for me it was about 10-15). Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels holds 8 pairs of eye gels. They are very easy to put on and just as easy to take off. This is now part of my spa kit.
Go to http://www.skyniceland.com/product-32-hydro-cool-firming-eye-gels to Pick you your Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool FirmingFace Gels today.
Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil
With the fall bring dry skin and no one wants that especially when the temperatures are beginning to drop. This is why I like Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil. It is great for the cold and hopefully not but could happen harsh weather to come. As I have mention several time on this blog, I suffer from dry sensitive skin. Thankfully, Olay Facial oil is dye and fragrance-free. When The colder whether starts to creep in, I pull out my facial oils. Olay is a great choice for my Fall 2014 list because it can be found at any drug or grocery store. Very convenient when you are out and about.
The Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial oil retails for $24.99 and can be brought almost anywhere.
We all are familiar with the Woolite brand. Well I have a confession to make, I actually never used woolite until recently. I know, I should be ashamed. Thanks to the lovelies at Woollite I was able to see what all the hype was about. After using Woolite, my clothes look a lot better. Who would have thought that one change in what I wash my clothes in would make such a visual different. So I had to add Woolite Everday to my Heavy on Fashion Must Have list!
The prices on Woolite varies from store to store. For more on Woolite go to http://www.woolite.us
AUVIO® PBT1000 Bluetooth® Portable Speaker
I could not make my XXOO list with feauring some tech! I mean the world today runs on the latest tech you can get your hands on . Luckily, I was able to get my hands on the AUVIO® PBT1000 Bluetooth® Portable Speaker courtesy of RadioShack.
Here is a list of someof my favorite features!
Wireless speaker easily pairs with your iPhone®, Android™ phone or any Bluetooth-compatible device
Built-in speakerphone for making and taking calls - A great feature especially when you have a phone call and you have y
our hands full
Built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 13 hours of playback
USB power-out port allows you to charge your device - Phone charger!
The AUVIO® PBT1000 Bluetooth® Portable Speaker retail for $129.99! This is perfect for holiday parties, tailgating, or business calls. Go to http://www.radioshack.com to buy the AUVIO® PBT1000 Bluetooth® Portable Speaker today.
Finally one of my favorite and must affordable picks for Heavy on Fashion's XXOO Shopping Guide Fall 2014 Edition is Piper's Perfumery! If you love unique and light scents for a reasonable price than Piper's Perfumery is for you. Shoot this is for me too! I feel in scent lust over the complex smells and the $4.98 price tag! I mean you can't go wrong with that. Check out all the Affordable fragrance mist at your local Walmart.
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NCLA is known for their fantastic nail products. Today I had the chance to check out Massai and Caddyshack Cleopatra nail wraps. The Nail wraps are very easy to put on. As you all know by now, I am obsessed with nail art. If you can't get yourself to a killer nail artist like iam_nailzbytyh, opt for these bold and colorful nail wraps that are easy to do at home. You only need a nail polish remover and clear nail polish. The Nail Wraps set includes 26 nail wraps and a nail file. The Massai nail set is full of colorful patterns that are clearly an ode to the Massic tribal beadwork. The geometric patterns are fashionable and stylish. The Caddyshack Cleopatra is an imaginative look at how Cleopatra would roll in the present day. I love the Cadillac on hydraulics decal and the vivid colorful Egyptian patterns.
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