TREND ALERT! Wine and Dine in BURGUNDY this FALL!

Spotted all over the Fall runways, this sexy hue is the best way to update an outfit this fall. Add a wine colored bag or shoe, or spice up your look with intense Bordeaux lips. Burgundy is the new neutral and can even be worn from head-to-toe without being considered too much. Its intense color provides for a chic, edgy, and versatile look, and can even be paired nicely with many colors. Burgundy is a rich, luxurious color, and is a nice medium between stark red and banal black.

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Blake Lively stunned in a sleek wine-colored Gucci mini at the Gucci Premier fragrance launch a few days ago. The embellished mini was complimented with strappy burgundy sandals by Gucci as well.

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Get the burgundy look on a budget:

  1. ASOS Pant with Jet Pocket – $34
  2. Wine Peacock Lace Tights – $2
  3. Sleeveless Peplum Top – $36
  4. Burgundy Jersey Puff Blazer – $53
  5. Michael Antonia Morea Bootie – $44.95
  6. Maximo Studded Toe Lace-Ups – $60
  7. Burgundy Fedora Hat – $44
  8. 7 For All Mankind Glazed Pebble Sateen Skinny – $198

Vampire cherry nails are also hot this season. Here are a few hot picks to spice up your manicures:

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Sonia Kashuk’s “Stop Whining”, “Walk Away Renee” by Deborah Lippmann, and Essie’s “Carry On”

To get the regal look, be a little daring and try Bordeaux lips as these stars do:

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Here are some of my favorite wine-colored lipsticks:

Add this hot new hue to your fall look, and you’ll surely be turning heads!

xoxo

Reneta J 

Some of our FAVORITE PRODUCTS!

With the countless numbers of products out there to choose from, here are a few of my favorite go to hair and skin care products that I absolutely love!

I’ve always had the hardest time finding the right shampoo and conditioner that I can stay committed to. I am so glad I tried the new Loreal Evercreme hair care line. The  1. Loreal Evercreme Nourishing Shampoo  and 2. Loreal Evercreme Nourishing Conditioner are amazing and leave my hair feeling soft, silky, nourished and healthy! While in the shower, leave the conditioner on for 3-5mins  and clip your hair in to a bun as this will help lock in the nutrients before you wash out your hair. After you wash your hair out you will notice the difference instantly and your hair will be left smelling great. 

The 3. Loreal Evercreme Deep Nourishing Masque is another great product by Loreal. Using a hair masque once or twice in 2 weeks is really good for your hair. You really begin to notice healthier and shinier hair after a couple uses. 

The 4. Loreal Evercreme Nourishing Leave-In Spray and 5. It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Plus Keratin are both amazing leave-in conditioners. I have been using “It’s a 10” for a while now and it really helps detangle and and protect my hair from any applied heat. The product also has keratin, which is protein for your hair. After washing your hair, spray either leave-in conditioners generously all over wet to damp hair. I like to air dry my hair for 15 mins and then clip my hair in to a loose bun for another 15 mins as this help lock in the moisture and makes your hair smell great once it’s let loose.

I’ve tried many hairsprays over the years and the 6. Sebastian Shaper Hairspray is probably the best one yet. This light weight non-greasy hairspray is great for styling yet keeping your hair looking natural. I absolutely hate it when hairsprays leave your hair feeling stiff, sticky, and over worked. The Sebastian hairspray gives you that desired hold minus all the setbacks.

Ever since I can remember, I have been using 7. Neutrogena Oil Free Deep Clean Cream Cleanser face wash. This face wash has never proven me wrong and it always leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. This product proves that you don’t need high end products to get the same results. It is essential to wash your face every day and night to keep your face clean and keep your pores from getting clogged. Being a  women, I get no better feeling than taking off my make-up and washing my face the second I come home.

Now I know that many women use make up wipes to remove their makeup, but personally, I find it too harsh for my skin. Ever since I started wearing make-up my mom introduced me to 8. Pond’s Cold Cream. I highly recommend this as it literally removes every ounce of make-up off your face. The key is to take a small amount of Pond’s Cold Cream and rub it gently on your face starting with your eyes. Then take some wet tissue and GENTLY (you don’t want to pull at your skin as this will create wrinkles and lines in the long run) wipe off the cold cream off your face. You can keep adding more cold cream and wiping it off as needed.

Moisturizing is key to preventing dry skin. I use 9. Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture, SPF 15 as it is a light weight moisturizer with SPF in it. It’s important to always protect your skin from the sun, and having a little SPF in your daily moisturizer helps maintain youthful looking skin.

I am sure a lot of you use some form of chapstick on daily basis, and I used to myself. I used to be so addicted to chapstick that I couldn’t leave the house without it and applied it countless amounts of times in a day. But then I switched to 10.  Vaseline and never looked back. I apply it once, or twice max a day and it leaves my lips feeling soft and nourished all day. Vaseline is also great for applying under lipstick as it keeps the color on longer without getting dried out and clumpy.

May it be because of the changing weather, hot showers, or some other reason, dry skin is a huge issue a lot of us deal with. I discovered a great remedy to this problem. The key is to mix a little bit of 11. Queen Helene Cocoa Butter Creme 12. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil and apply it all over your body. You will notice results immediately! The Cocoa Butter Creme and Cocoa Butter oil mixed together create an amazing concoction for soft, healthy, and supple skin. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Oil is also amazing for scars, burns, dryness and more. I tend to apply this combo twice a day for best results.

Having healthy hair and skin doesn’t have to be so difficult, impossible, or expensive anymore. My go to products are the absolute best, and you should try whichever products suits your needs best.

xoxo

Reneta J 

Fashion Show Styling

Elegant and GLAM was the theme for Fashions By Rohini’s Fashion Show last Saturday at the LA Convention Center. Urvika and I got to help style the beautiful Indian Wear designs by fashion designer Rohini Bedi. We decided to go with gorgeous up-dos ordained with chunky necklaces worn as headpieces complimented with small flowers. We absolutely love fun headpieces, and the chunkier the better! Using a bold statement necklace as a head piece is one of the easiest ways for creating that red carpet va-va-voom look. Indian wear is filled with COLOR, GLAMOUR, and ELEGANCE, and these head pieces definitely helped enhance the look. I absolutely loved the blue showstopper look that we created!

Here are a few fun shots we did with the beautiful models prior to the show taken by our fab photographer Tuhan Bedi!

After styling the models, Urvika and I slipped in to 2 of Rohini’s glamorous pieces. I absolutely loved my white lace corset blouse sari and Urvika’s mint colored heavily embellished sari.

Rohini’s Fashion Show consisted of various Saris, Lenghas, and Suits. The final showstopper look was a jacket style lengha which has gained a lot of popularity lately. The look is extremely flattering for all body types and is a nice twist to the traditional lengha.

Urvika and I had so much fun styling and working with the designer and models, and we can’t wait for our next styling gig!

Have a great weekend everyone!

xoxo

Reneta J 

HAIR TREND: This Season is All About Fun BRAIDS!

Oh how the pig-tail braids from our preschool years have evolved and transformed into such a trend for this season. The longer and the more tousled and romantic, the sexier the do! From fishtails, to french braids, to the waterfall, to mini braids interwoven in to the hair, to braids tucked in to buns, to the crown braid and MORE, everyone is having a plait party and braids are kinda a big deal this season. Even celebrities have joined the plait party!

Braid Ideas For Long Hair

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Blake Lively’s intentionally messy braided do exudes a sense of easiness while being incredibly stylish – stylish enough for a movie premier that is.

Kim Kardashian wearing mini braids interlaced within her tousled hair

Jessica Alba styled in a braided up do

Lauren Conrad wearing a braided headband pony tail

Dianna Agron rocking the fishtail braid

Sienna Miller is wearing a bohemian braided headband up do

Amanda Seyfried in a sleek loose one-sided braid

Just like Sienna Miller’s bohemian headband do, Nicole Richie is sporting the same look without pulling her hair in to a loose bun

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Why we love the braid trend? They’re fun, easy, and give you a stylish look in an instant! Also, braids are a nice way to get hair out of your face for all those summer days by the beach.

Here are some DIY braided hairstyles that I absolutely LOVE, and that are easy for YOU to do yourself!

1. The Waterfall

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Thanks to beautylish.com for this great tutorial:

2. Fishtail Braid – thanks to refinery29.com for this tutorial:

3. Delicate Crown Braid – thanks to refinery29.com for this tutorial:

4. French Braid Bun- thanks to refinery29.com for this tutorial:

 5. Maiden Braids – thanks to the Beautiful Mess Blog – http://abeautifulmess.typepad.com – for this fab tutorial:

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Join the Braid Party and start sporting these fun, stylish, yet sexy hair dos!

xoxo

Reneta J 

All About TANGERINE TANGO

The color of this Spring is Pantone 17-1463, or more popularly know as TANGERINE TANGO! Sephora and Pantone have collaborated and come out with an exclusive, limited edition collection inspired by this hue.

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I absolutely LOVE the entire collection and want to buy everything! The collection includes funky eyelashes, blushes, nail polish sets, brush sets, eyes shadows, lip glosses and MORE! I was able to get my hands on the fab blush duo:

This blush is amazing because it is the perfect peachy tone with a little bit of shimmer and looks great on all skin types. I definitely recommend this product!

I decided to have a little fun with this color and created a nail art designer that is perfect for Spring! Check it out:

Go out and buy the limited edition Tangerine Tango collection at sephora.com!

xoxo

Reneta J  

BEAUTY TIP #2: HONEY KISSED OATMEAL SCRUB

Spring is in and so is soft kissable skin! Or should we say yummy skin with our nourishing, delicious, and oh so simple honey kissed oatmeal scrb. This scrub is easy to make and the results are dewy, clean skin!

So our lovelies, this is all you need…

1. Oatmeal.   2. Honey.   3. Unsalted Almonds.   4. Grinding Machine.   5. Cold Milk or Cold Rose Water depending on skin type (these products not shown above)

Step 1: Take 4 teaspoons of the oatmeal and 9 unsalted almonds and mix both ingredients in the grinder to a fine mixture as shown in the picture below.

Step 2: Next, take 2 teaspoons of honey and add it to the mixture of grounded almonds and oatmeal.

Step 3: Add Milk (if you have extra dry skin) OR Rose Water (if you have sensitive skin or an oily “T’ zone) to the mixture and stir to create a consistency like cake batter. Make sure it isn’t too watery. See picture below.

Step 4: Wash face clean and apply scrub on to face and neck. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Step 5: Using lukewarm water, gently begin scrub your face and neck in a circular motion. Wash off the rest of the scrub with lukewarm water. Please do not use soap.

Step 6: Pat your skin dry and enjoy clean, soft, kissable skin!

This scrub is so gentle that it can be used every other day and on any part of the body, for example, hands, elbows, etc.

Why this scrub is amazing: oats are great for skin glow, honey locks in moisture, almonds rub off dead skin, milk adds moisture to parched skin, and rose water soothes, tones, and refreshes skin.

Enjoy nature and its treasures and look totally radiant and dewy for your oh so dreamy spring dates!

xoxo

Reneta J 

Mila Kunis and Cotton Candy Confections

Inspired by last week’s post on Red Hot Cotton Candy Nails,  here are a few sweet confections that are to die for this spring!

First we would like to show you the absolutely stunning Mila Kunis in this months Harper’s Bazaar issue. The whimsical editorial features the beautiful brunette in an amusement park rocking amazing fashions including Dior, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, and Dolce and Gabbana. Feast your eyes!

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Next we have these standout Miu Miu spring 2012 handbags. The soft yet classy collection is stylish and has a vintage flair to it. I’m so obsessed with these fun bags, and I absolutely love the color combos and designing!

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And then we have the amazing creations of Christian Louboutin. We could all definitely use a little more red soles in our lives! The Spring/Summer 2012 collection was filled with some fabulous pink, red and gold heels with heavy embellishments.

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The Chanel Spring 2012 nail polish colors are soft, sweet and a must have! Appropriately named April, May, and June, my favorite has to be the peachy June color. I will definitely be getting my hands on this color very soon!

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Get inspired and add a little sweetness to your spring wardrobe =)

xoxo

Reneta J

DIY – RED HOT COTTON CANDY NAILS!

I absolutely love the way I did my nails yesterday. The contrast of the red and pale pink is so pretty and the bows are too cute!

Here’s how you can get the look:

1. Sally Hansen Top Coat

2. Santee Nail Lacquer in Black

3. Revlon Nail Lacquer in “Fire”

4. Sinful Colors Nail Lacquer in “Easy Going”

5. OPI Nail Lacquer in “Alpine Snow Matte”

6. Sally Hansen “No Mistakes” Pen

7. Nail Decorator Tool (or toothpick with circular base)

8. I forgot to photograph the Sally Hansen Nail Strips which you will definitely need!

Try this cute as a button mani/pedi. I’m sure you will love it!

xoxo

Reneta J

MINTY FRESH ST. PATTY’S DAY NAILS!

In the spirit of St. Patrick’s day tmm, I decided to go with a fun mint colored nail art design for the weekened!

1. Sally Hansen Top Coat    2. Revlon Nail Lacquer in “Jaded”   3. OPI Nail Lacquer in “Alpine Snow Matte”   4. Nail Decorator Tool (or toothpick with circular base)  5. Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black

After painting 2 coats of “Jaded” all over nails, use the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen to draw out a 3 leaf clover on your thumb fingers. Use the Nail Decorator Tool to create white dots around the 3 leaf clover and add decorations on your other nails. Have fun creating your own designs!

Have a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day tmm everyone! Be safe =)

xoxo

Reneta J 

EMBRACE THE POLKA DOT! DIY DOT ON NAILS!

Lately I have become quite obsessed with polka dots – they’re fun, flirty, and you can create so many cute looks!

Kate Spade’s latest collection has the cutest polka dot iphone and laptop cases, and the entire collection embraces the look as well. LOVE! Bold pops of color and neon splashes complement a chic black and white polka dot skirt. I love working opposite pieces together – a leather jacket adds a little bit of edge to this playful ensemble. Add some fun accessories and you’re ready to go rock the town!

All you need now are some fun nails to go with this look:

1.  Loreal Nail Lacquer in “Now you sea me – 530”

2. OPI Nail Lacquer in “Alpine Snow – Matter” 

3. Sally Hansen “Dries Instantly” Top Coat                      

4. Sally Hansen “No More Mistakes” (to clean up any mistakes – use as needed)   

5. Nail Decorator Tool (or toothpick with circular base) 

6. Paper Towel 

Always remember: have fun with this whimsical pattern – mix, match, and be BOLD! 

xoxo

Reneta J