Sunday, January 19, 2014

Skin Routine for Acne Prone Skin

Hello my Sirens! 

It has been a long time since I've updated my blog but I have something so great to share with you all and I couldn't resist. 

This post is about my daily skin routine and how I keep my skin clear. 
Before I enlighten you here is a little background about my skin. I have oily combination skin meaning my skin gets oily in my T-zone area, which includes the forehead, nose and chin. My cheeks don't usually get oily but they aren't dry either. I also struggle with acne here and there and have to constantly be on top of keeping my skin clean or it will break out. 

For years I've struggled with buying products that do everything but clear up my skin. I can honestly say that I've tried all brands and lines with minimal success. Finally I began educating myself and learned that the ingredients that help cure and heal acne blemishes are the following: Salicylic acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, and Sulfur. (Search for these ingredients while shopping for cleansers and moisturizers)

Here is my skin routine:

First I wash my face with BiorĂ©’s Pore Unclogging Face Wash it has Salicylic Acid. I squeeze a half dime sized amount onto the tip of my fingers and massage it in gentle circular motions onto damp skin. I do this for about 15-30 seconds and then rinse with warm water and pat my skin dry with a clean facial towel.

 Then I grab one of Neutrogena’s Acne Skin Pads which has Salicylic Acid and rub it onto my skin using moderate pressure making sure I focus on my T-zone and then let my skin air-dry.

 Lastly, I apply one small pump of Burt Bee’s Acne Lotion which has Salicylic Acid and distribute it evenly all over my face until the skin absorbs it completely.

I do this process in the morning when I wake up and at nighttime right before bed. If I do happen to have a blemish I do apply, Neutrogena’s Benzoyl Peroxide Spot Acne Treatment directly on the blemish. I pack it on during night time and during the day I make sure the product disappears on the blemish so no traces of product is visible.

Once a week I do apply a sulfur based mask to soften the skin and medicate it. I leave it on for no more than 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

These products have changed my skin completely and I hope it will help improve yours as well.

Until next time my Loves! Xoxo

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Turn it UP With Fire Engine RED Lips!

Marilyn Monroe was known for being the ultimate American Sex Symbol. She was a hollywood star admired by many and was the epitome of femininity. She was a blonde with curves, a killer walk and a pair of red lips to go with it all.
Although red lips have been around for many years Marilyn's pout was one to inspire other women to be daring enough to rock the look. . .

Today there are many women who love showing off classic red lips and when I go out red lipstick is my go to make-up aid just because it makes a makeup application that much easier and faster!

Here are some beautiful photos I found of some of my favorite celebrities ever looking Stunning!

The best way to wear red lips is to start with a clean canvas, a clean moisturized face, applying a good concealer and foundation to even out the skin. Maybe a little contouring with some matte bronzer on the hollows of your cheeks. Minimal color on the eyes is what is recommended since lips are the main attraction of the look. Eyes should be left clean and simple with maybe just a winged eye liner and some black mascara to make you look classy and polished. A good example of what I am describing is the makeup application Christina Aguilera has in the picture below...


Here I am with red lips...
On all of these pictures I am wearing the same shade of lipstick which is Rimmel London's Moisture Renew Lipstick in 'Red Alert'. It has been my absolute favorite lipstick since like forever! The color is rich and very pigmented. The consistency is rich and glides on smooth on the lips. It doesn't leave a greasy feeling behind and it doesn't dry out my lips at all and the best part is------It last all day long! It retails for about $ 7 dollars at pharmacies like Duane Reade, Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS in the Rimmel London Section of the makeup aisle. This shade really goes well for women of all shades of skin color. I totally recommend this color and brand for every daring siren out there!

This is what the lipstick looks like...

Sassy Celebrity Quotes...

      Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.
 Gwyneth Paltrow

It's all or nothing with my makeup. If I get dressed up, I'll go to an extreme. I'll wear foundation, bright blue or bright red lipstick with one of my weird purple wigs.
Angelina Jolie

"Red Lipstick and Sandwiches" -
Scarlett Johansson (on what makes her feel pretty to PEOPLE Mag)

What is your favorite RED Lipstick???

Sunday, April 15, 2012

My top favorite trends for 2012

I wanted to share my absolute favorite fashion trends of 2011-2012. These trends are to die for! Let me know if you love them as well...and if you have any trends in particular that you also adore please share them with a post. 

Color Blocking...
Color blocking is such an amazing trend and makes your whole entire look very fun and youthful. By combining bright colors that you'd never thought will ever go together you might just come up with a look that can def make a splash amongst your peers! Making you stand out from the crowd in a good are some amazing pictures I found of models on the catwalk and celebrities sporting the trend!

Katy Perry color blocks using pink and celeste blue along with her new daring hairdo LOL very fun and very her!

Color Blocking Hits the Catwalk... 

On the left, Actress Camilla Belle color blocks wearing a pant ensemble and on the right J.Lo keeps it sexy and classy with a mini. They are both wearing the same gold belt to add the finishing polished touch to their outfits...simply stunning!

 Third times the charm! here are three looks where Kim K. effortlessly color blocks and looks beautiful as always. She loves experimenting with bright colors and layers and she looks FAB!
my absolute favorite look is the first one on the far left and the last one on the right.

Rihanna looking fierce and fiery on the picture below. I adore when she had her red hair she played with a lot of daring colors to compliment her bright hair. She wears those orange pants very well and we just have to love her for wearing those sassy gold pumps. Not only does it add a shimmer but it gives it the finishing touch to her solid two toned look. 
Kim Kardashian also looks very stunning wearing this bright lime green dress along with some royal blue shoes. Both of these gals are just so creative.
Makes me wanna shop like right NOW! LOL

Do you also want to get in with this look?
you don't have to waste a lot of money to look like these hot celebs
The Color Blocking Look can be easily accessible to us...

Color Blocking for Less...


The Jean Shirt...
Ahhh... This is simply a must have because it makes our outfit just so simple and effortless. Just remember that when you wear a pair of jeans it goes with just about anything right? Well, the same goes with a jean shirt you can wear it with just about are some pictures to prove it.

Jeans shirts first hit the runway and everybody wanted to get their paws on them...

Celebs are all on the trend here is Rihanna pictured on the left 
and Khloe Kardashian on the right looking fierce with animal print and red jeans looking
very RETRO.

 Actress Byrdie Bell pictured on the left and Ashley Olsen pictured on the right
Both sporting a more casual look but very natural and beautiful...
Even men have been spotted sporting this sexy look! soccer player David Beckham pictured on the left
and Super Star Rapper Kanye West pictured on the right
 both men looking handsome and very
'GQ' lol
 This model looks great wearing a peek-a-boo version of a jean shirt
this design is sooo awesome! I would definitely wear a shirt like this
with some black skinny jeans and a brown belt like the one she is wearing...LOVE!

Rihanna steps out and pairs her jean shirt with a bandage style khaki mini skirt
perfect example of how you can wear this simple shirt for a night out and many other different occasions...

Do you also want to get in with this look?
you don't have to waste a lot of money to look like these hot celebs
Jean Shirts can be easily accessible to us...

Both shirts pictured below are sold at Forever 21
The one pictured on the left is retailed at $15.80 and the one on the right is retailed at $27.80
Both are very cute and stylish...

This jean vest pictured above is def a must have because you can throw it over a tank top, a maxi dress
a romper. It can be purchased at Charlotte Russe for $32.99

Colored Jeans...
Oh the colored jeans! how I love you! perfect way to add a pop of color to your outfits and what a perfect way to enter spring with a nice pair of colored jeans. Here are some famous faces wearing them...

Dutchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton wearing a peach colored pair on the far left
Actress Hilary Duff pictured in the middle rocking a royal blue shade
and Kim Kardashian on the far right showing off a nice celeste blue shade...They all look amazing!

Here is actress Jessica Alba looking so chic wearing a pink shade on the left and a yellow pair on the right

Kim Kardashian steps out mixing a peach shade and wears it along with a hot pink blazer
Now that's what I call creative! This look is to die for!

Do you also want to get in with this look?
you don't have to waste a lot of money to look like these hot celebs
Colored Jeans can be easily accessible to us...

The ad pictured above is by Express...They have amazing colors to choose from prices starting at $69.00 

The jeans below can be purchased at a very affordable price at retail stores such as Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, or H&M

The celeste blue shade pictured on the left can be purchased on Forvever 21 for $27.80
The one pictured on the right can be purchased for $22.80 from Forever 21 as well.


Harem Pants...
Who said these stylish pants were never going to be in style again? When you look at these pants what might come to mind is a visual of rapper Mc Hammer wearing them and yelling out his famous line, "it's HAMMER TIME!" LOL
But these daring pants when worn along with the right pieces can make your outfit look like it cost a million bucks. Here's how...

Harem Pants make a comeback on the runways...

Celebs start rocking the look on the red carpet
R&B sensation Ciara on the left
Kim Kardashian on the center
and mega super star Beyonce on the far right wearing a very fun and colorful pair 
They all look flawless...

Harem Pants on the Runway... 

Kim Kardashian looking very polished and sophisticated. Perfect example
of how you can mix a nice pair of Harem pants, add a nice elegant silky blouse and look very elegant.

J.Lo does no wrong she makes anything look good. She looks amazing in all black!
This is an edgy and modern look.
LOVE it!

Do you also want to get in with this look?
you don't have to waste a lot of money to look like these hot celebs
Harem Pants can be easily accessible to us...

These pants can be purchased at Forever 21 for $15.80
It has a nice chic print to it...very haute.
H&M also has a wide variety of Harem Pants for very low prices
These very Boho pants are retailed for $24.95 by H&M


These are my Absolute favorite trends!
Love them sooo much!
What are yours? Hit me up with a post!