Fashion Trends: White & Black
Right now it’s all about rocking that white and black fashion trend!
My favorite dress that sums up the definition of fashion and white & black has to be dress pictured below from Original Piece in Jacksonville, Florida!
Dress from Original Piece in Jacksonville, Florida
It’s amazing! I love the black detailing with the white contrast on the dress!
My favorite part about this dress is that you can dress it up or down! Pair it with black sandals or black pumps and you have an instant outfit!
I got mine…get yours before it’s gone!
Nail Trends: Butter London Nail Laquer
Butter London Nail Lacquer is my new nail polish obsession. Butter London is long-lasting with bright, vibrant color choices!
Butter Nail Lacquer goes on even and with easy. Also, I LOVE the bottle…It is easy to hold and the bottle has a rectangle cap (I think it is to prevent linking or spilling).
Above, I am wearing the Butter London’s Slapper with an accent nail dressed with Kiss’s Gown Nail Stickers (The nails stickers do long 10 day as promised on the box!)
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Quick & Easy. Perfect for a cocktail party or when you have company over…
7 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon red pepper
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 lb. shelled pecan halves
Preheat oven 350°F. Melt butter in a heavy skillet over low heat. Stir in seasonings, then pecans to coat. Transfer precans to baking sheet with a slotted soon. Bake about 20 minues or until toasted. Drain well on apper towels and cool. Store in air tight container. *Makes 4 cups.
The BIG question all parents have is whether electronic devices are good for children to play on. I believe the answer is “Yes” and “No.” They are great for entertaining children, especially when we are out shopping or eating out. I know they have made my life a lot easier, when I am out with my children. However, there is a catch to having “peace in the valley.” A little play on the smart phone or IPad leads to lots and lots of play on the electronic devices. They are an addictive source of play. It becomes the choice of play for your child at home and outside of the home very quickly. I saw a child in my neighborhood the other day playing outside, standing in the sun, playing on his hand held Nintendo!
So what I have learned is that when you find something easy, like parenting with electronics, it catches up with you. A little electronic play is ok and maybe actually good for children. What I call “electronic parenting” 24/7 is not ideal and will lead to ramifications. Balance is the key. Children need to play with traditional toys, watch a little TV, and go outside and play. A little electronic play is good, but watch that it does not take over your parenting skills and then take over your child.
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Entertainment: Music Tuesday
Each week, Original Piece staffers will vote on their Top 5 songs for the week…
Below are this weeks top 5 picks:
1) Will U Still Love Me Tomorrow by Leslie Grace
2) Mirrors by Justin Timberlake
3) Just Give a Reason by Pink
4) Close Your Eyes by Michael Buble
5) She’s So Mean by Matchbox 20
All songs are downloadable at iTunes.
Notes: ITunes, the artist, and labels do not endorse this post. This purely
based on Original Piece’s staff opinions.
Nail Trends: Dior Gel Coat
Summer is almost here and that means spending the day at the beach or pool. All that water can be really damaging to your nails
and make your polish peel. The new Dior Gel Coat has been released just in time to save our manicures!
I heard rave reviews about it and had to try it myself. It’s $24.00 at your local department store Dior counter and worth every penny.
If you love the thick shiny gel look of a real gel manicure you will love it too! The best part about the Dior Gel Coat is that you
don’t need a UV light to set the top coat. It dries quickly even with how thick and glossy it is.
It stays shiny and has lasted me about 5 days each time I’ve used it so far. Give it a try and let me know if you love it as much as I do!
Beauty Trends: Limited Edition Lancôme
Start counting down to June 15 ladies! That’s when the latest limited edition collection from Lancôme will be released.
Lanvin’s chief designer Alber Elbaz designed the exclusive nine piece collection around the curvy mascara tubes Lancôme is known
for. The collection includes Lancôme’s four top-selling mascaras with a sketched star and heart print on the tubes. Also in the
collection are four new eyeshadow palettes and a set of false eye lashes. The collection’s prices start at $29 for the mascara, $35
for the lashes, and $51 for the palettes. Quantities will be limited so that makes this collection even more desirable!
My pic of the week is great! The cross pattern is trending right now on clothing like the one I am wearing in this picture. My cross pattern blouse and denim jagging’s are of course from Original Piece. I accessorized this outfit with some of my favorite pieces that I thought matched perfectly! Cole Haan bright blue loafers and my wallet wristlet from Louis Vuitton.
Hair Trends: The Lauren Conrad Side Braid
I must admit that Lauren Conrad’s hair tutorials and those that are inspired by her hair trends actually work!
I love the side braid trends celebrities have been rockin’ but I never could figure out how to do it…until now!
I love this video because you can actually see how she is braiding. She makes it look simple because if you take your time doing it is!!
Let me know what you think! Have you tried the side braid?