Sunday, 25 August 2013

Top 5 Back-To-School Beauty Essentials

Now that school is in full motion, finding time running from class to class and looking fabulous seems to be limited, so I have put together a list of the top 5 beauty essentials to store in your locker or school bag for an on-the-go quick beauty fix!

Keep reading to find out what items you need to ensure that you look flawless from the first bell to the last!

#5: Texturizing Mist

Does your hair loose its bounce and become flat halfway through the day? Solution? Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Spray is just the thing you need. The sea salts restore the natural wave and texture to your precious locks. Simply flip your head over, spritz graciously from the nape of your neck to your tips, flip your head back over and voila! beach babe hair in a matter of seconds. Its that simple: flip, spritz and scoot off to your next class.

#4: Lip Shine
Lip balm is great for the protection of your lips but if you want to take it a step further and really make your lips pop, opt for this amazing lip shine by e.l.f. The Super Glossy Lip Shine by e.l.f is a triple threat because it,
1- Adds the perfect girly, kissable touch of color and shine that your lips crave
2- Has an SPF of 15, so you won't have to worry about sun-damaged lips
3- Smells so amazingly yummy you will probably be tempted to taste it
Tuck this little baby in the side pockets of your school bag for an added dazzle to your lips!

#3: Rollerball Perfume

Forget stashing your chunky bottle of perfume in your bag for whenever you need that added lovely scent. Introducing the new and improved version, roller ball perfume! This product is so splendid and dandy because it allows you to take your favorite scent with you in a small package for whenever you want to refresh that enchanting smell of yours. Roll on your perfume on the insides of your wrists, neck and collarbones for an instantaneous splash of fragrance. Everyone will be asking, 
"Mmm, who smells so good?"
Pssst! Tip: If you cannot find your favorite perfume's roller ball version in department stores, head directly to beauty and makeup specialized stores such as Sephora, where they are bound to carry it.

#2: Oil Blotting Sheets 
As your day progresses on, what with walking around and sweating, it is sometimes natural for your skin to begin to build up oily residue along your T-zone (chin, nose, forehead) even when you've already put your makeup on. Get rid of that pesky mid-day glow with these dandy Oil Absorbing Sheets from Clean&Clear. These sheets are total lifesavers and what's even better about them is that they leave a nice, matte finish to your face and it keeps your makeup in place, so you won't have to worry about touching it up again. To get that pristine clean look, gently dab a sheet or two over your problem area and restore your face to its former glory!

#1: Rose Water Facial Spray
Rose Water is starting to become all the talk of the town due to its ah-mazing soothing and refreshing qualities. This rose water facial spray by Mario Badescu is just what you need for an instant wake-me-up glow to your face. Hold the bottle a few inches away from your face and spritz for an awakened complexion and lovely scent. This product is gentle enough not to be too harsh and damaging, so it's perfect for even the most sensitive of skins. If you are feeling sluggish during the day and you are in need of some power stuff, this product is just what you need to rejuvenate your face.

Let me know what you think of my Top 5 Back-To-School beauty essentials and share what are some of yours!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

SoHo Street Style: AquaMarina & Tribal Prints

SoHo is full of trendy, in vogue boutiques that are sure to please the individual, discerning eye and taking a stroll through the neighborhood is enough to make you want to spend the entire day there, but alas, when time is of the essence, one can only be able to resort to capturing the spirit that is SoHo in a series of fabulous street style flicks. 

Check out a few of the many dapper individuals that roam the streets of this chic neighborhood below!

Shelcy is wearing a denim bustier with a neon aqua maxi skirt, brown leather toe strap thong shoes and a fuchsia clutch

 Check out my very first male street style subject: Malik Roberts, an up&coming artist from NYC!

Malik is rocking a customized kimono-inspired tribal print froc with beige men jeans and white sneakers.
Let me know which look was your fave and why and tell me what you like most about SoHo!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Back To School Style: Preppy Chic

The time has come to wave goodbye to Summer and say hello to Fall, in other words, Back To School. Goodbye to the good times, long nights and everlasting sunshine. 

But one thing that we don't have to say goodbye to is our style. For I am going to show you how you can bring in this new school year with knowledge, wit and sass!

For those of you girly girls out there who are looking for a knockout 1st day of school outfit, look no more, for I have conjured up the perfect outfit.

Equip your preppy chic outfit with a long-sleeved, horizontal-striped black and white sweater tucked into a navy blue suede skirt. The double stripe illusion makes for a clean-cut, put together look. Now add the finishing touches with an added pop of color with some bright blue ballerina flats with an equally blue studded earring. A flower headband of your choice adds a girly touch to the finished look.

There you have it! A super easy and super cute back-to-school outfit for your 1st day of school that is sure to turn heads in the hallway.

Stay tuned for many more back-to-school style and DIY ideas!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Tasty Tuesdays: NYC Delights

New York City is a melting pot of diverse cultures and customs so it is only natural for the food to match that same eclectic array.

I will decrypt to you all some of the cutest and most yummy little corner spots that I have discovered in the far corners of New York.

                                            Zizi Limona

This unique meditarranean/middle eastern oriented cuisine has you wishing that you could spend a day in Eastern Europe! Zizi Limona's specialty includes pita bread and hummus. If you are in the Williamsburgh neighborhood and you are looking to introduce a different taste to your taste buds, this is the place!

Baked by Melissa

These super cute, and super tiny treats, are native to New York are the quick fix cupcake craving that we all desire. The mini cupcakes come in an assortment of flavors from red velvet to cookie dough.  These unique treats can be found in 3 special locations: SoHo, Midtown East & Upper West Side.
Who knew something so little could taste so good?

Papaya King

No, this place does not specialize in papaya's, but they do specialize in Franks! I discover this hidden gem in St Marks Place. They are said to have the best frank in the world- yes, the entire world. Their frank was so good, I went back for seconds (which is rare). If you ever decide to float by this edgy-chic part of town, be sure to stop by the colorfully, delicious spot!

Feeling hungry? Let me know which one of these unique spots you plan on hitting up soon!

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Union Square Park With BryanBoy

Look who I bumped into...

I spotted this fashion blogging maven in Union Square Park taking a break from his blogging and America's Nex Top Model hosting duties in the city taking a casual stroll on a lovely, Sunday afternoon.

Even on his off days he looks fabulous!

Be sure to tune in to see Bryanboy do his stuff on the brand new season of America's Next Top Model and check out his ah-mazing blog here!:

Friday, 2 August 2013

Angela Simmons Angela IAM E-Commerce Site Luanch Party

Angela Simmons is a fashion designer, businesswoman, tv host, reality star, socialite and all-round fashionista. Now she is adding 'website founder' to that list too. The 25-year-old has ventured onto an array of accomplishments which she is proud to call her own. One of her most successful ventures includes being the co-founder of the highly successful, well-known female sneaker line, Pastry, which she ran and managed alongside her older sister Vanessa Simmons. Now Ms Simmons is stepping out into the spotlight on her own with the launch of her new lifestyle website Angela IAM. Here she provides her take on topics such as fashion, beauty and music. Angela is a girl on the move who is slowly but surely becoming a household name in her own right. Between being a co-host on BET's popular music countdown show, 106&Park and running her new website, she is not going anywhere soon. 

I was fortunate enough to attend Ms Simmons' eCommerce launch party at Henri Bendel's in New York City. The event was a success and hosted a star studded guest list with appearances from R&B singer Melanie Fiona, MTV's Amanda Seales, Rappers Stalley and Driicy Graham and many more.

Ms Simmons rocked out in a silky printed top, a white 50's style skirt and Giuseppe Zanotti cut out boots. 

Could she have looked anymore dashing?

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The turnout was fantastic! 


 With the Gorgeous Alisha Crutchfield, Fashion Director of Angela IAM 

With Hip-Hop Recording Artist, Driicky Graham

A show-stopping performance by new Atlantic Records artist, Lauriana Mae
Be sure to check out Angela's brand new shopping site for all things clothing, beauty and hair!:
And be sure to check out Angela's lifestyle website too:

Seventeen Wall Collage

Being a major fan of Seventeen Magazine, it is only natural for me to have a cover post collage, but in true fashion sense, I have made strategically arranged my poster in order to make it appealing to the eye.
Check it out!

Let me know what you think of my fabulous Seventeen collage!