Last time I focused on clutches with stylish stuffings and this time it’s all about the wallet. I love getting wallets as a gift especially when there’s a gift card in it like a Starbucks or itunes card! Get even more creative by placing the wallet inside a stylish mug and tie a pretty ribbon on it, attach a designer key chain or create a themed box set complete with a tee or headphones. Check out five adorable wallets under $15 that are perfect to give to the fashionista on your list.
Dotted Wallet - $7.20
Keyboard Print Wallet - $13.50
Chain Inset Wallet - $9
I love to buy and give vintage gifts. I tend to keep the gifts small so I can focus more on the details and not so much the price and the smaller it is the more fun it will be to work into a package type of gift (I love pulling together a variety of little gifts to create a custom one). The first place I hit up when looking for those unique gifts is Etsy. There’s tons of options in all sorts of price ranges and a good amount of variety for men and women. Check out some favorite finds for the vintage lover in your life.
Who doesn’t love candles? These vintgae candle clip holders are perfect for a mantle or as a table center piece. Make it extra special by wrapping red ribbon around each one.
Christmas Candle Clip Holders - $23.95
For the crafty one on your list a lot of unique door knobs would be perfect! You can use them to hang necklaces, bracelets and scarfs. Buy the lot and wrap in a pretty box with a some accessories.
Antique Door Knobs - $33
A fun owl decanter to add to someone collection or if you want tot start one for them.
Retro Owl Decanter - $18
A wine bottle coaster will definitely be appreciated by any wine lover. Bonus bottle of wine will win you extra points!
Wine Bottle Coaster – $14
A beautiful bakelite cover will make a nice addition to anyone kitchen.
Bakelite and Anber Bowl - $17
Gift this book stand along with a copy of your loved ones favorite book.
Metal Light Book Stand - $28
Are you looking to make a statement on that special night? Well then, it’s time to complement the homecoming dress with the right kind of accessories. In fact, they should be no-brainers regardless of whether you’re wearing a formal gown or something causal.
Below are some tips on how to get the right accessories to go with your dress while being in line with the latest trends at the same time.
Big earrings, such as hoops and chandelier are quite popular and look dazzling on most occasions, but sometimes they can take the attention away from you and make themselves the center of attention.
So for homecoming this year, go simple and try some smaller studs along with an up-do that makes them visible without stealing the attraction you deserve.
Go for pearls or crystal studs that complement the color of your dress. The up-do you choose to go with the earrings can be of any kind, but some of the latest trends include a sleek bun or a messy chignon.
Finding the appropriate rings for homecoming can be a challenge since there are so many designs available. Gemstone rings that include stones made from gold and sapphire, or a mixture of both, are quite the rage these days as they complement most evening dresses.
Moreover, the colorful options aren’t as limited as they were a few years ago. The different types of sapphire rings offered by brands that deal in contemporary styles shows that there are a multitude of available colors like blue, yellow, black, etc. Front Jewelers even offers a pretty pink sapphire rings as an option.
On the other hand, if you like gaudy rings, try out something big and bold with rhinestones and sapphire. A plain band with a single sapphire on it as an adornment would do justice if you decide to go with simple and elegant look.
Statement necklaces might make your outfit pop, but for a formal occasion like homecoming, a short chain necklace would serve the purpose.
You can select something with a delicate chain in gold or silver and a small, delicate charm that goes with your homecoming dress.
For instance, if you’re going with a dress that features some bling, an ideal option would be a necklace with a rhinestone charm.
This year, headpieces/ headbands are the most flattering hair accessory. However, avoid something too overbearing for the event.
Instead, you can get a simple and elegant little piece with beading and pearls that add a little elegance to your hair yet completes your outfit with the perfect dose of glamour.
Also, make sure that the elastic of the headband is stretchable and soft enough to fit in with comfort and ease, so that you can enjoy a comfortable experience throughout the night.
Clutch purses are perhaps the most appropriate accessory for homecoming to carry the necessities. Among the offerings available, metallic clutches in varying designs are setting the trend this year.
If animal print is your forte, a metallic clutch with an animal print design would be a good option. However, if your dress is very simple in design and doesn’t require anything bold, go with a clutch purse with sequins covering its entire surface–this creates a metallic effect. It is also important that you consider a small size so that that you can carry it around with ease.
These accessories will give your look some extra personality without looking overdone.
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I’m maniacal about jewelry! I have thousands of pieces that range anywhere from dainty rings to studded leather bracelets. But my favorite pieces are the ones that have some type of meaning and personalization. Among my favorite piece is my Carrie inspired name necklace that I got to review from My Name Necklace.com a few years back and it’s always on heavy rotation. So when I was contacted once again to review another piece I jumped at the chance.
This time I decided to go with the celebrity monogram necklace seen on celebs like Lauren Conrad and Taylor Swift. I was going to get it with my boys initials but they only allow 3 letters and I needed 4 (soon to be 5) so instead I got mine with the initials LPH (for Love, Peace and Happiness). I received the monogram necklace within 7 days of ordering, which is insanely quick for a personalized piece. It’s just beautiful and the length is PERFECT, which is something that I always struggle to find (it’s always either too long or too short!). The length on this piece was not only short enough to layer with other favorites but also long enough to stand alone.
My favorite nail polishes are the dark vampy type: it can be a deep dark green, a oxblood burgundy or the new classic black. This week I decided to mix my favorite forest green by cosmetic arts that I bought at Ross for only $1.99. It’s amazing I love that it’s really smooth and barely needs a second coat and I also used Revlon’s Nail Art in ulterior motif. I normally would have done the green on it’s own but it’s Halloween this week and my birthday is the day after so I wanted something a little more fun and what better way than with sparkles! Below are the steps to my mani.
What I used:
Revlon Ulterior Motif
Wet n Wild Clear Polish
Cosmetic Art #34
1. I applied one thick coat of clear polish.
2. Two coats of the green (only half the nail on the ring fingers) and let dry.
3. Apply 3 coats of the sparkle end of Ulterior Motif to the ring fingers.
4. After all the nails are dry lights brush the sparkle along the sides of nails. I formed a v to create a pattern but it’s also very pretty if you apply sporadically.
The holiday’s are right around the corner and it’s never too early to start shopping for the fashionista in your life. What’s the perfect gift for the stylish one on your list? A sleek clutch of course It’s definitely a must-have evening accessory and the options are endless from animal print, oversized and fab, to choices with a chain strap for versatility…all under $30! Tip: A clutch Makes a great gift for the fashionista in your life. Simply fill it up with some fun stocking stuffers like necklaces, hair pins, beauty products or even candy! Check out the clutches and stuffers below.
Disclosure: This content is sponsored but the opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Yeswalker
If you’re like me and love trying out new beauty brand products then the Yesstyle Beauty Sample Box is for you! It’s generously sized samples are from luxurious brands such as Laneige and Skin Food. The samples come in an adorable box perfect to store your new goodies (or makeup) and it’s actually a great gift idea for the beauty lover in your life or a new mom who might need some pampering. Check out the products below.
Give yourself a mini facial with the three piece sample by GMDANSU. It contains an herbal mask with sheep placenta, serum and moisturinzing cream. This was probably my favorite sample – it left my skin SO soft, refreshed and the serum smells amazing!
The Laneige sleeping pack is a night time treatment that’s perfect for those with oily acne prone skin like me. It’s really unlike most night time moisturizers and again it smells amazing! I used it a few times and didn’t have any issues with breaking out and that’s a big deal because my skin gets really oily at night and breaks out even more when I’m pregnant.
Skin Food Whitening Gift Set contains toner and emulsion. Omija herb complex naturally lightens and evens skin tone.
The Juicy Mask Sheets are self explanatory. I LOVE having tons of different masks handy for those stressful days where my skin needs a little pampering.
This well sized sample of Hot Burning body gel is definitely not enough to help me out so I didn’t give it a great shot but it’s ridiculously refreshing for long days on your feet and like every other product in the box it has a great scent. Not sure if it will really help my body lines lol but it is One of the best pampering products in the box.
Innisfree Green Tea Serum. The active ingredient of green tea seed locks moisture right next to the skin’s surface, while panthenol and batain boost skin’s natural ability to produce moisture. I decided to give this one a shot before applying my makeup and it worked like a charm! Smoothes on evenly and dried quickly.
All in all this is a luxurious beauty sample box worth way more than $25 and gives you a months worth of pampering - I definitely recommend it. For more information on the products or the beauty box click here.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.
I can vividly remember the first time I was told that I needed glasses. It was the day of my 17th birthday and after a brief moment of panic, I decided on giving myself the gift of a quirky Lisa Loeb makeover and set out to find the perfect pair glasses to go with my new look . My first pair of glasses were a cat eye shaped pair by Armani and cost a whopping $400 (fortunately the purchase of glasses coincided with my getting a drivers license so my mom thankfully helped out). I wore them proudly for 2 years before I branched out and decided to try different styles to go with my outfits. I loved the idea of wearing glasses and they became a integral part of my accessorizing.
Not much has changed since then – I still wear glasses – but my selection of frames has evolved over the years. Currently black frames are my go to pair and I accessorize around them. Oftentimes glasses are the first thing that people notice, so why not make them fun and a extension of your personality! Look for discount eyeglasses so that you can buy multiple pairs to play with. Below are two outfits for day and night that I built around chic glasses.
A classic pair of black nerdy chic frames will never go out of style and they are perfect to wear with just about anything. I paired them up with a leather jacket, jeans and booties for a edgier feel.
These animal print frames are very similar to the ones I first had and I still love them! I like the idea of these glasses dressed for a sexy studious look. A midi length dress is the first thing I envisioned it with and of course red pumps….flawless!
Glasses no longer have a stigma…they’re stylish fun and sexy…now’s the time to flaunt them!
Can anyone find the will to get up an hour early for work, just to create a picture-perfect, long-lasting look? There must be a way to achieve beauty that holds throughout the day without all the (wo)man-hours. Most of us have ten minutes (if we’re lucky) to apply our go-to look, before rushing out the front door. Apply your beauty products tactically to get more mileage out of your makeup with these five tricks.
Do you find that your mascara gives up its day job by lunchtime? Set your eyelashes with a curler heated under a hair dryer. Check that the metal is touchable before you gently crimp your lashes, twice in the middle and near the tips. This’ll open the eye and create a fantastic flick for the mascara to work with.
Before applying your eye makeup, prime your lids with a base – perhaps a neutral shade of shadow or an eye primer like Urban Decay’s Primer Potion – before continuing with your other beauty products. When you line your eyes, ditch the pencil for either liquid or gel alternatives, so your style will last until bed time.
For lashes with staying power, you’ll have to apply several thin coats of mascara. If you’re looking for volume, dust your lashes first with translucent powder. Unless you want to look like a member of KISS, wear waterproof mascara, as the British weather is not your friend.
It’s always worth keeping a few beauty lifelines in your bag. Concealer is great for covering up any breakouts or panda marks around your eyes. Ladies with oily skin should consider carrying around powder to lightly matte-out glossy areas during the day – don’t apply too much though, as it’ll look as if you’re wearing a mask.
Before you do anything, leave your moisturiser to soak in to your skin for at least five minutes before applying your foundation. Only apply to areas that need attention before sealing off with powder. For a bulletproof look, many women swear by foundation primer, so give that a test run, but remember to always use products that are suited to your skin type.
Smell Gorgeous All Day Long
Look amazing and smell gorgeous by applying your perfume to areas that last. Although applying your favourite perfume to your inner wrists is the traditional way to go, there are other pulse pointsthat help you radiant scent for longer – these include: behind the ears, behind the knees, the base of the throat, the inner elbows, and down the cleavage – so experiment with perfume application and find out what works for you.
The mouth is always a danger point. More often than not, lipstick ends up on our chin or teeth, around cups and half-eaten sandwiches. Even after a few hours, our colour has almost completely faded.
Although you may have to reapply once or twice, you can help your lipstick hold by pencilling in your lips first. Instead of pressing the makeup directly on to your pouters, use a lip brush to press on flawless layers of colour and seal in with a light swipe of gloss. Perfect!
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How do you make your make-up last throughout a busy day? Share your tips in the comments below!
My first attempt at nail art was for a Revlon color closet where I did a matte urban blue with glitter tips. It was so easy and fun that I immediately started of thinking of what my next nail art would be and since Halloween is coming I knew I had to give my self a candy corn mani. I like my nails to be simple so I just did one nail on each hand and kept the other nails a sandy color and topped it off with some glitter. Below are the steps to recreate the fun nail look.
What I used:
Forever 21 Love & Beauty polish in orange.
Wet n Wild Whispering Dunes
Revlon Matte Polish
Revlon Nail Art in Atomic Pink
Revlon hearts of Gold
ArtBox extreme Nail Art Kit brushes from Walmart.
1. Begin with 1 coat of the matte polish and let dry.
2. Starting at the top and apply one light coat of the orange using the slanted brush and let dry.
3. Apply 1 coat of the sand dunes color and let dry (use the nail polish brush and quickly swipe across the nail)
4. Using the Revlon nail art brush apply 2 coats of white across the tip of your nail and let dry.
5. Head back to the top of your nail and apply one more coat of orange.
6. When all the nails are completely dry apply one more coat of the matte polish and let dry.
7. After all your nails are dry apply a very light coat of Revlon Hearts of Gold (make sure you swipe off any hearts on the brush before applying).