Sunday, December 16, 2007

Crowned The Mother of all Pageants

I just got through watching this new show called Crowned. Today the contestants had to make their first impressions on the judges and I am wondering WHAT some of them were thinking.

The Redhead Bombshells? Whoever heard of redhead bombshells? Like the blondes said.....that does not even make any sense.

The Diamond Dolls were duds in my eyes. Of course if you tell people that you like bling and shiny things they will think you are superficial.

I thought the Tomboy Queens were adorable and that is all I have to say on that.

The ReigningAs were the ones who were eliminated after the first impression round and I thought it was because they were sooooooooooooooooo boring. The judges really did not like their presentation and they should have tried harder to make a better first impression.

Stay tuned to see what happens next week on Crowned.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

12 Ways to Spice up your Look for less..part 3

Here is part two of 12 Ways to Spice up your Look for Less

1. Refresh that floaty dress

2. Overdo your jewelry

3. Use scarves

  1. Make that floaty dress you loved in the warm weather a year-rounder by layering a lightweight T-shirt underneath and adding a belt and dark opaque tights. Pull on knee boots and you’re sporting a relaxed summer attitude even when it’s 15 degrees outside.
While you may think the dress is too light for the upcoming cold months, you can actually have a fresh look for winter by pairing the dress up with your winter accessories. Plus the bright colors will look great during those dark and dreary days.
  1. Saka's Bronze / Copper Toned Metal Chandelier Earrings - Clearance !Pile, stack, overdo jewelry on a single zone-neck, wrists or arms-to transform a simple sheath or jeans and white tee into a so-you outfit. You do not have to match all of the items but you can still get a great look with just a few well placed pieces..Saka's Gold Toned Acrylic Beads Earrings And Necklace Set - New !

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Introducing the Bob\Kat

Katie Holmes has this new haircut which looks like a cross between Rhianna's bob and Saleisha's bob from America's Next Top Model.

While the bob is the hottest hair trend right now I think this one does not do Katie any justice.
I think her stylist made a mistake here because this look ages Katie so much and it looks too stiff to even look like her real hair.

What do you think?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

12 Ways to Spice up your Look for less..part 2

Here is part two of 12 Ways to Spice up your Look for Less

1. Lose the belt

2. Keep the belt

3. Switch flats and heels

One thing you can do to make your look fresh is to switch the matching belt that came with your wrap or shirtdress to one that’s more individual and distinctive. If your belt is different from the rest of the ensemble you will have a focal point. Think a rich color, a cowboy buckle or a wide satin ribbon bow-tied at the side…

If you want to make even more of a statement just belt something you usually wouldn’t, like your overcoat or a chunky sweater. Sexy!

Try anything you usually wear with heels with flats, and vice versa, to create umpteen new looks. If people are accustomed to seeing you with flats all the time then switch it up and wear the same outfit with heels.

I just did this at work with a pair of boots I got. They are the long, slouchy kind and I usually wear them under my wide leg pants. I tucked some form fitting pants into the boots and wore them halfway up my calves.

This drew more attention because there was a new focal point for people to look at.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Cute Shoes from White Stag

Now I know that a lot of you may be thinking that White Stag is not a high end brand when it comes to shoes.

You would be correct at that. But the thing here is to get a great looking pair of shoes that ALSO feel good. I found the perfect mesh in these two desires with a pair of shoes from White Stag.

They were on sale at WalMart but the comfort and the style just cannot be beaten. These shoes have a stacked heel, which gives the perfect height, but still feels comfortable enough to run in.

They are black and have a great look and feel. The shoes are comfortable enough for work, where I have a job that requires me stand quite a bit during the day.

The shoes also look very classy and professional, but they feel almost as comfortable as a pair of sneakers.

Go ahead and look for these shoes today. Available from White Stag.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Beauty Shortcuts

Here are a few tips to look beautiful that do not take more than 5 minutes to accomplish:

1. Sweep on blush
2. Hide fine lines
3. Curl your lashes
4. Brighten your eyes

Sweep on blush
Blush is one of the easiest and healthiest ways to get a glow. Simply swipe on a powder formula that works with your skin and you will look great.
You do not want to pick one that is too matte because it will be dulling to your skin. On the same note you do not want to pick one that is too shiny because you do not want to look like a shimmery doll.

Hide fine lines
You can tap on some illuminating eye cream to smooth your skin in an instant. This intense cream goes deep to moisturize the skin and leaves your skin looking great in just a few seconds.

Curl your lashes
Another way to instantly brighten up your face is to use an eyelash curler. Just remember to start at the base and squeeze gently. Release the handle before you try to open your eyes so that you do not have any accidents.

Brighten your eyes
You can use a white eye liner to line the inside rim of your eyes. This instantly makes your eyes look whiter and brighter and you look more beautiful.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

12 Ways to Spice up your Look for less

Here are the first three tips:

  1. Pair odd dark colors.
  2. Pair a classic with a subversive.
  3. Match your tights to your boots.

Put dark colors that aren't matchy matchy together. Think of pairing colors like chocolate brown with purple. This may seem a bit off but when you actually try it out you will be amazed at the results.

You can instantly dress up your classic tailored jacket by putting on your loudest print tee underneath it. You can also get the look by wearing a turtleneck in a bright color under your dressy jacket.

If you are wearing dark boots try pairing them up with dark, opaque tights too. This will seem more glamorous and make your legs look longer.
This trick also works with light colored boots and light or sheer stockings.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Ebony quits America's Next Top Model

I sure think that the viewers were not expecting this to happen. Tyra picks Ebony and is waiting to send Ambreal home...when Ebony says she does NOT want to stay in the house and be a model any longer.

What was that girl thinking? If she did not want to do the show any more she should have quit long before and saved all the trouble.

I think the producers had a hint of what was about to go down and that is why Tyra picked Ebony.....just to see what she would do.

In any case if I were in Ambreal's shoes I would not feel too good. After all she got a mercy pass to stay on the show. If Ebony had not quit then Ambreal would have been the one packing her bags to go on home.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Get better Skin

Soft, smooth skin looks and feels so good. How can we all get better looking skin without spending tons of money and going through painful processes?

The answer just might lie with your bath.
You can take a nice bath with a soothing shower gel like this one and instantly soothe your skin. You will be clean and fresh, without stripping away essential oils from your skin. You do not have to spend 15 minutes in the shower to get clean because that just dehydrates your skin.

After you take your shower or bath it is a great idea to use a lotion to seal in the moisture. I love cocoa butter because it also helps keep marks like scars and stretch marks off your skin.

Simply apply a layer of moisturizing lotion or body butter to your moist skin and you will seal in moisture for the day. No more ashy elbows and knees.

I apply lotion all over my body, even under my feet. It sounds funny but you will see results. People are always telling me I have nice feet.....and it is because I put lotion UNDER my feet. So go it in the privacy of your home and reap the benefits in the form of beautiful skin.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Carnival of Credit Report Stories for October 22

Welcome to the October 22, 2007 edition of credit report stories. (the next edition will be held on November 5th at USA in Debt.)

Melissa presents When Good Credit Reports Go Bad: How To Dispute Collections Errors posted at A Penny Closer.

Jason Elder presents How To Find A Cheap Bankruptcy Lawyer - Basic Tips On Choosing One posted at A Bankruptcy Lawyer's Blog.

Aaron Wakling presents Apply For A Credit Card Online - What You Must Know posted at The Credit & Credit Card Blog.

Eric Hudin presents My Estate Planning Career Blog » Blog Archive » The Professional Corporation Trust - Preserving the Value of Your Practice posted at My Estate Planning Career Blog.

Allen Taylor presents Stocks Are Your Best Shot For Getting A Return Over And Above The Pace Of Inflation posted at Investing World Today.

Tim Ramsey presents How To Save Thousands When Paying Off Student Loans posted at My Debt Relief Blog, saying, "The primary strategy for saving money when paying back student loans is to consolidate multiple loans into one with a (hopefully) lower interest rate, which will reduce the amount of interest you are paying on the loan(s) and will also lower your monthly payment. You truly can save thousands of dollars by consolidating student loans."

Eric Stanley presents Saving For Retirement ? The Big Lie! posted at Personal Finance Blog Articles, saying, "Why is it that only about 5% of the population is rich or financially independent when retirement age arrives? Why are so many Americans hovering around, at, or below the poverty level in the richest nation that has ever been known? The answer to that question is, at the same time, simple and complex."

Thomas Humes presents Saving Money - An Easy But Tricky Job posted at Wealth Building World, saying, "The advantages of saving money are numerous. Saving money is undoubtedly one of the easiest ways for amassing wealth. But in spite of being easy, people often fail to save properly. It is almost a ritual that needs to be put into practice. Only then one can be assured of accumulating a considerable amount saving."

Ryan Russell presents Is Debt Consolidation A Good Idea? posted at Care on Credit, saying, "Debt consolidation comes in several forms, including credit counseling, balance transfers, and debt consolidation loans, so review your options carefully before making a decision."

Tracy Coenen presents Credit monitoring services doing more harm than good? posted at FRAUDfiles.

FIRE Getters presents Rebuild Credit Score After Bankruptcy - Part 1 posted at FIRE Finance.

Henry Bagdasarian presents Free Credit Report Monitoring posted at Free Identity Theft Prevention, Detection and Fraud Solutions.

Larry Russell presents Understand the confusing securities market motion picture posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, "Securities markets are usually very quick to adjust prices to reflect new information. However, this price adjustment process may take longer and be more volatile, if the new information is ambiguous."

Michael@TSM presents Fall TSM Travel Writing Contest: Win $125! posted at Traveling Stories Magazine.

Juan Millon (1mil) presents How Can I Establish Credit with a Low Credit Score posted at

Larry Russell presents Avoiding financial advisor and investment counselor frauds and scams - Overview posted at THE SKILLED INVESTOR Blog, saying, "The best way to avoid being defrauded or scammed by a financial or investment advisor is to investigate carefully several different advisers before hiring one of them. If you carefully choose a financial adviser or investment counselor, you have a far greater chance of finding one who is objective, competent, and ethical. This could help you to avoid significant problems in the future."


Kevin Surbaugh presents Great Loan Calculator posted at Becoming & Staying Debt Free.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of credit report stories using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Get terrific Hair by tomorrow!

We all would like to have beautiful, shiny healthy hair. But how can you do this without spending hours and hours of your day fussing with your head?

Well one thing you can do is to take care of your hair and prep it while you sleep.

Shampoo your hair at night. This allows your hair to absorb the oils from your scalp overnight. These oils are essential for your hair to look healthy and shiny and keep your hairstyles better.

You can also deep condition your hair at night to make it look better. You simply put the conditioner in at night and put a plastic cap on and go to bed. In the morning you simply wash out the conditioner and presto! Your hair is well hydrated and deep conditioned and you did not have to sit around for 30 minutes under the dryer.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Exercise to keep yourself beautiful

Although this blog is called My Beauty and Fashion I cannot help but throw a few tips about exercise in.

Exercise keeps you looking good so that you can look GREAT in those clothes. When you exercise you also keep the blood flowing to all the parts of your skin. This makes the skin glow and have a pretty look so then you do not need to use heavy makeup.

All you will need is a hint of blush, some eye color and a touch of lipstick to look your very best.

Exercise keeps your weight in check and then your clothes will all fit better.

You do not need to work out for 60 minutes a day in order to gain the benefits of exercise. All you need to do is to find a way to incorporate a few simple moves into your daily routine.

I am walking and standing more at my job in order to get myself in the mood to be active.

I am also going to take up walking around my apartment complex on the weekends. I am starting off at walking for twenty minutes on Saturday and Sunday.

My starting weight as of today is 153.2 lbs and I would like to get down to 135 lbs by the end of the year. This means that I have 2 months to work off 18.2 lbs.

Stick with me and see what happens.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sell stuff on eBay to keep your wardrobe Fresh!

If you love clothes but find that you do not have enough money to go shopping all the time how about selling your stuff on eBay?

When you get on eBay you can find lots of great bargains when it comes to clothing and shoes. All you need to do is check to see the condition of the items and then you can buy.

Now when you need to get some extra cash in all you have to do is sell your clothing and shoes on eBay. Make sure that you put accurate descriptions of your items on the website so that when people are purchasing your items they will be satisfied with what they actually get.

eBay is great when you need to unload that pair of red stillettos that you have had forever but only used once. You can also get rid of that 'lovely' sweater that great aunt Fran knitted for you last christmas...but you just can't seem to wear.

Check out eBay now and get your fashion ON!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

How to get Whiter Teeth

We all know how having bright,white smile can make you look instantly more attractive.

It can also take years off your appearance and have you looking younger without having surgery.

One easy way to get whiter teeth is to use Crest Whitestrips. You put these little strips on your teeth for thirty minutes a day and go on with your life. The strips work while you read, work out or clean your home and when you take them off you will have whiter teeth. It takes fourteen days to get the full effect but most people see a difference in just three days.

I have used these items and I did notice a difference in three days. After the full fourteen days I was very pleased with the results and everyone noticed.

Another way to have your teeth look instantly whiter is to use a deep red lipstick.This will not only brighten up your face but make you look happier and better rested.
Go ahead and get these items today (you can purchase by clicking on the pictures!!!) and get a younger looking, prettier YOU.

Monday, October 15, 2007


Can someone please tell me exactly what Rhianna was thinking when she put on this pair of shoes?

I mean I guess she thought she was being trendy but this is one style that I do not want to see taking off.

These boots are really ugly and just look awkward and clunky. I give them two thumbs down for style and class.

Do us a favor next time and please wear some shoes that are stylish but still look good.

Barbie Makeup

Now I know that I am late to this but I have just found out about the new Barbie inspired makeup.

The colors are very daring and bold and if you are going to wear makeup then you should not be afraid to let people know.

You can only wear this makeup if you really have a lot of confidence so if you are shy then please stay away.

The full line of products is shown below and I must say the colors are very pretty.

I am adding it to my wish list and you should add it too.

Espadrilles for everyone

If you love the look of wearing heels but hate the unstability of stilettos then you need to get some espadrilles.

These shoes look great and give your legs that long, sleek look that comes with wearing shoes with some height.

The best thing about these shoes is that they are very comfortable and they are easy to walk in.

When you wear these, you do not feel that you are about to topple over like you get with some other heels of this height.

You get the stable feeling of walking on a surface that you know will support your feet well so you have more confidence in your walk.

Get a pair of espadrilles today as they are perfect for any office environment and look great and be comfortable at the same time.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Use SPF to save your skin

It does not matter how old you are or how much time you spend outside. You should always wear SPF to keep your skin looking great.

Remember that the sun's rays can find you inside and still end up doing damage.

If you live in an area that does not get a lot of direct sunlight then you can get away with using the lowest amount of SPF protection available. However you will need to increase your SPF levels as you get exposed more and more to the sun.

Start using SPF now and your skin will thank you for it later.

How to keep your Skin looking Great!

Here is something simple that you can do to keep your skin looking great all the time:

Wash your face!
This sounds simple but many people do it the wrong way. You do not need to use harsh soaps on your skin to keep it clean. You can use a gentle cleanser and still get the same effect...but without the drying effects.

My favorite cleanser is from Clean and Clear. This is mild and does not leave my skin feeling tight like some other products have done in the past.

I also use the astringent to get out that last little bit of dirt that always seems to cling to your skin even after you wash it.

To finish out the cleaning routine I make sure to use the moisturizer from Clean and Clear because it contains salycilic acid which is great for preventing new blemishes from forming.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Welcome readers

Hello everyone,

This is the beginning of my journey to chronicle my experiences with beauty products and fashion. I am not a fashionista at fact I have been a tomboy for most of my life.

I have recently become more interested in fashion and makeup so I decided to start this blog to share my experiences and get some tips from all of the great people out there.