If you have been following my insatgram lately then you are probably just as obsessed with the delicious little nail shop that just graced the neighborhood of Beverly Hill with it's presence. Looking more like a super cool shop that would
Before I start this post I have to say one two things.. 1. I'm going in for round two of hair color today.. Yay! 2. I was invited to a taping of the Arsenio Hall Show..OMG!!!!! I AM
SO EXCITED.. WHOO WHOO WHOO!! I am so going to fist pump!
Okay now that that that is out of my system..Lets chat clothing..
I am starting to notice a trend with me that never seemed to be an issue in the past. In the last year I have been so super busy that my normal weekly, even by monthly trip to the nail salon has become more of a "when or if I can ever get there". I'm sure so many of you can relate.
True story.. one day a few months back.. after meetings, a photo shoot and an audition I happen to look downward towards my feet which where sitting very patiently in a pair of strappy high heeled sandals and saw what appeared to be my heels (the one's actually attached to my body) in desperate need of lotion. I decided to inspect the situation a little closer and to my horror saw that my heels were cracked, had dead skin clamoring for space to take up residence and where in desperate need of an overhaul. How could it come to this? I had just had a pedicure. Wait no that was last week. Wait no that was a month ago? Crap it was almost two months ago! The reality set in. Almost two months had gone by without a trip to the nail salon and BAM.. my feet had the evidence to prove it. From that day forward I was a girl on a mission. If life was going to make me too busy to get to the salon, I was going to bring the salon to me. Well a mini version of it at least.
In came the products, tools and bare necessities to keep my hands and feet presentable in between Mani Pedi's.
Although I have provided a handy visual above, allow me to break it down..
Here are the essentials..
1.A good pumice stone. I keep mine in the shower and pumice every day, ensuring that I will never see that dead skin waging war on my heels again.
2. Nail File, cuticle clippers, toe nail clippers, foot soak and a natural bristle scrub brush for quick repairs and touch ups.
3. Polish remover. When your polish chips, take it all off. It's better to have a clean natural nail than hands and feet with chipped polish.
4. Cuticle/nail oil and hand Cream. Which I also use on my feet. Slather it on before bed and let it soak in over night.
5. A base coat/ strengthener. This keeps your nails strong and protected in between visits.
6. A high shine top coat. Just in case you venture into polishing your own nails with color.
7. Hair, nail and skin vitamins. No matter how healthy you eat, in today's world you have to take supplements. Period! There are elements that are completely out of our control and a great supplement will both help prevent and help restore your nails.
Along with the list above I assembled a list of 21 tools and products that I adore below. Scroll through to see the whole list.
Have a Happy Happy Monday! DYI Mani Pedi's.. I "Like" Taye ;)
If there is one thing I absolutely die for.. wait...we are compartmentalizing this into the world of fashion.. Just in case there was a tinge of confusion.. Oh dear..let me start over.. Here we go... If there is one thing I absolutely die for it is a good old, well made, beautiful, feminine, sexy dress!
Designer Lorena Sarbu nails it every time.
I attended a preview of her fall 2014 collection at her opulent estate in Beverly Hills and between the cucumber spritzers, the celebrity who's who and the magnificent runway show during a lavish lunch Larena Sarbu made me a fan. ..And it didn't hurt when my girl, stunning model Tylynn Nguyen stepped out on the runway to lead the pack!
Although her line is just shy of 4 years old, Lorena is no newbie. Fashion was her childhood dream and after moving to the U.S. from Romania and attending fashion school in Chicago, Lorena made that dream a reality. With a New York showroom since 2010 Lorena Sarbu's dresses have been seen on red carpets around the world. Her clothes, like her home are opulent, beautiful and classic. Red carpet worthy gowns, luxe jumpers and lace minis that would fly any fashion savvy gal through many an occasion. I'm obsessed with clothes that can stand the test of time. Just scroll down and you will see what I mean!
Taking your tresses from long to short can be a
stressful, sometimes traumatic experience. The questions that loom,
"What if I hate it"? "What if everyone else hates it"? It takes
courage. I mean we are not fighting a war here but a drastic change
definitely stirs a battle in your head. Especially a change so visible. One you are clearly unable to hide from if heaven forbid
something goes wrong. Let's face it, your hair is right there. It's
the first thing on your body.
Small Ring: Rossmore L.A. (gifted)
Large ring: Forever 21
L.A. Nail wrap: Melody Ehsani for NCLA
I can't get enough of Graham & Spencer.. Here's the yummy thing about this ensemble. Besides the beautiful print.. Besides the luscious fabric.. Besides the trousers that absolutely rock my world. You ready for it. This top doubles as a dress. Well for anyone 5'8 and under. YES! I love a good twofer..
So lets calculate the awesomeness of this little package..
Yesterday Pose featured my look in a "what to wear post" Thanks so much guys!! ..Which got me to thinking .. I joined the super cute fashion social media site a couple weeks ago. My first thought was oh dear.. another social media site that I have to keep up with.. how will I ever do it? Thus bringing me to write on KEEPING UP. Here's the thing, social media can be a scary thing.. even daunting and often seem like a whole lot to KEEP UP WITH. But it doesn't have to be. Right now I am on several social media sites and the great part is they all link to each other. So instead of having to constantly post, you can post to one and link to the others. Super easy and a great way to bring people to your blog or website. So where's what I am on..
Wearing clothing adorned with animals seems to be a pretty major theme these days. Not that wearing items printed with animals has not been around forever. Allow me to take you back to the year 2001 for a brief moment when Stella McCartney