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Celebrity, Fashion, Steal The Style, Uncategorized

Steal the Style: Beyonce & Jay Z.’s Affordable Outfits at Kanye’s Birthday

Whoa! Everyone in the blogosphere has been buzzing about Beyonce wearing Topshop. Even I mentioned it in my round-sunglass post, but what about Jay Z? Um, he too was wearing something we normal people can afford, and in fact it’s a brand his wifey has been spotted in before.

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So let’s break it down. And of course, ladies first.

FashionBombDaily.com reports Beyonce wore a $22 Topshop tube top with a matching skirt for $44. And of course, it’s pretty much sold out. The skirt is still availabe in a size 10 so if that’s you snag it before it’s too late.

 

As for her hubs, he donned a $68 sweatshirt from Sportiqe. This brand makes sportswear cool and effortless. Shop Jay Z.’s shirt at Urban Outfitters.

Here’s Beyonce rockin’ the brand last year in Philly at Made In America.

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Shop for her shirt at Bloomingdales, $38.

Do you like their style? Comment below!

shoe storage solutions with top fashion blogger jessie holeva
DIY, Fashion, Uncategorized

Trend Bite: How to Store Your Shoes

And now, a quick tip to help with shoe storage. Keep your closet clean with this easy tip to help you stay organized, fashionably of course!

 shoe storage solution

If you like this tip, share with your fashionable friends with the hashtag #trendbite!:)

Have a tip you’d like to share? Chat with me in the comments below!

summer dress trends under $50
Fashion, Featured, Uncategorized

Shop It: 5 Trends, 5 Dresses, Under $50

It’s time to ditch your jeans and break out some dresses. Dresses make getting ready easy – just throw it on and go. Plus, it’s dress season – weddings, graduation parties, family BBQs. You don’t have to wear the simple, plain spring dress. Instead, amp up your dress collection with a few top trends that will work all summer long. The best part about it?  You don’t even have to break the bank buying any of these dresses.


dress trends

 

1. Neon

Brighter up your wardrobe this season with dresses in colors such as orange, yellow, pinks and greens. This dress give you a bonus trend perfect for highlighting your waist – peplum.

dress trends: neon, peplum

Try: Orange Peplum Dress, $24.80.

 

2. Prints

From stripes to polka dots and tie-dye, bold prints and patterns are making a major statement in fashion right now. Bonus: requires little accessorizing.

high-low dress, forever 21

Try: Tie-Dye High Low Dress, $22.80.

3. Cut-out

Arms and legs aren’t the only skin you’ll be showing this spring with this particular style of dresses.  From cut-out backs and sides, this dress will show off the right amount skin without being too revealing.

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Try: Marcilla Sweetheart Cut Out Skater Dress, $39.31.

4. Lace

Who says you have to wear lace to formal events only? You can now rock it casually as a fun and flirty dress. Did we mention little white dresses are a must-have item?

white dress 2013 trend
Try:  Open Back Lace Dress, $22.80.

 

5. Floral

It’s not spring without flowers in full bloom. Instead of walking around with flowers, you can have them on your dress. It’s a must-have for the spring.

floral dress under $15 forever 21
Try: Sleeveless Floral Print Dress, $12.80.

Try one or try all. With these prices, it’s hard to not buy them all.

Which dress suits your style? Comment below!

Like this post? Check out more from Simone at Fashion Runs The World.

Rihanna Colored Eye lashes
Beauty, Celebrity, DIY, Uncategorized

How to Try the Trend: Colored Lashes

One of my favorite things about summer is that bright and bold colors come back in our wardrobe and fill our vanities. While you may already be playing around with bright colors on your lips, lids,cheeks, or even hair, there’s another beauty trend that allows for color in one of the least expected places: your lashes!

It’s a quick and easy way to add edge to your daily beauty routine or really glam up your nighttime eyes.

You can go subtle with purple lashes, like Lea Michele

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…or bold blues like Rihanna

Rihanna Colored Eye lashes

colored lashes are coming back in a big way.

Want to go bold?

When trying the colored-lash look, it’s best to use stand out vibrant shades of blue or purple if you really want the color to show (as shown on Rihanna).

Our pick: Sephora’s line of colored mascara’s ($15.00). These are universally flattering colors and really make the white of your eyes pop. Plus they go on very vibrantly. 

 

If you’d like to stay with a subtle look…

Probably your best bet for daytime or work, use a shade that compliments your eye color: Purple for deep brown or green eyes (as seen on Lea Michele), blue for blues, and green with hazel or light brown eyes. Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara offers all of these shades. They’re so affordable (under $5!), so snag two and mix and match to create a unique color of your own!

Be mindful to balance out your look-at-me eyes with keeping the rest of your makeup neutral.

Not sure you want to dive in head first?

Apply a deep navy blue, or coat lashes in your usual black and add a pop of color to the tips. A good product to achieve a subtle look is Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Enhancing Mascara Duo, which comes with both a solid black and color.

 

DIY Quick Tip: If you only want to test out this look without buying any new products coat lashes in  black mascara. Then, while lashes are still wet, tap blue shadow  on to the tips. Blink a few times and run a lash brush to even out color and get rid of any clumps.

I know I’m going to be rocking this summer look, how about you?

Are you a fan of the colored-lash comebackChat in the comments below!

 

5 eco-chic beauty brands for earth day
Beauty, Featured, Uncategorized

Happy Earth Day! Our 5 Favorite Eco-Chic Beauty Brands

5 eco-chic beauty brands for earth day Happy Earth Day! Help celebrate and protect Mother Earth along with your beauty routine by swapping your current products to eco-friendly versions. This is a great way to support the “Green Movement” as well as give your skin a break from all those harsh chemicals, dyes, parabens, and perfumes. While a completely natural and/or organic arsenal of beauty products is ideal, it may be hard to find the  right products at an affordable price. I’ve rounded up my favorite eco-friendly beauty picks that can be found at your local drugstore at Trend Hungry approved prices!

1. Burt’s Bees

Most commonly recognized for their beeswax lip balms and lip tints, Burt’s Bees offers a wide range of beauty and skin care products, even a baby line. Everything is roughly 99% natural or above, and there’s a “natural bar” on the side of each product so you know exactly how natural each product is, as well as the exact ingredients. A big perk is the very affordable gift sets, our favorite being the Radiance Healthy Glow Kit  for $15 which includes travel sizes of  each of the following (full sizes also available):

  • Radiance Face Cleanser (0.75 oz)
  • Radiance Day Lotion (0.25 fl oz)
  • Radiance Night Cream (0.25 oz)
  • Radiance Eye Cream (0.14 oz)
  • Radiance Lip Shimmer (0.09 oz)

BurtsBeesHealthyGlow Tag: Radiance Healthy Glow Kit, $15.00 

Perfect for maintaining radiant, healthy skin on the go naturally! Most products offered at local drug stores and all products can be found at www.burtsbees.com.

2.  Eco Tools

Most likely the current makeup brushes you are using are either too old, too dirty, or just not getting the job done. Let me introduce you to my all time favorite brush line, EcoTools. Available at Target and EcoTools.com, these brushes are a godsend from beauty heaven. For $12.99 you can snag a 6 Piece Bamboo Brush Set including all the essentials, not to mention bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrules, and  soft, cruelty-free bristles.

I’ve had my kit for six months now and the brushes are still super soft and I have yet to see one bristle fall out! 

Bamboo_6_Piece_B_503bee7eaccda Tag: Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Kit, $12.99 

3. Physician’s Formula Organic Wear

As a beauty line that is already dedicated to providing high-quality hypoallergenic products to the masses (all of their products are made without 100 of the most known irritating ingredients for skin), we knew Physician’s Formula Organic line would be perfect for those looking for natural, safe, sensitive-skin friendly makeup without sacrificing quality.

Just released: FakeOut Mascara; the “1st EVER mascara with 100% natural origin lash extension fibers for the full-on fringe of false lashes without irritation”  - Physiciansforumula.com

Now you can get that falsies look without clumping on layers of chemicals to your lash line! We’ll take it!!

PhysiciansFormulaFakeOut Tag: Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin FakeOut Mascara, $9.95

4. JASON

When I say this is the best smelling body wash I’ve ever used, there is no exaggeration. Becoming pretty well known for their natural lotions and body washes, JASON is disproving the common belief that it takes loads chemicals and perfumes to make a great smelling and effective product. Our favorite is the softening mango wash, gentle enough to not strip your skin, but powerful enough to give you lasting silky smooth skin. Pick yours up at Target or order online at www.jason-personalcare.com. JASON_Mango Tag: JASON Softening Mango Pure Natural Body Wash, $13.49

 

5. The Body Shop

Initiating their Beauty With Heart campaign, The Body Shop is making their good works and dedication to our planet known with informative labels (you know where in the world the ingredients came from to make each product), the Community Fair Trade program, cruelty-free products, the list goes on. Read more about The Body Shop’s Beauty With Heart here.

We’re HUGE Body Shop fans and did a whole week of beauty to celebrate Beauty With Heart. This campaign has opened my eyes to all the good things companies can be doing to support and product Mother Earth, and I have now become a loyal Body Shop customer! All good deeds aside, the products are simply amazing! A few of my personal favorites are the Extra Virgin Mineral foundation,  Banana Shampoo (I wish I could eat it!), and the Hemp Foot Protector (perfect for getting those feet sandal ready!).

 

extra-virgin-minerals-compact_l Tag: Extra Virgin Minerals Compact Foundation,  $18.75

banana-shampoo_l Tag: Banana Shampoo, $6.00

hemp-foot-protector_l Tag: Hemp Foot Protector, $13.50

 

With all this new found knowledge and insight on natural, eco-friendly, and organic products, we hope you go out and celebrate Earth Day the way Mother Nature intended: naturally and beautifully!

Have any eco-friendly must-have’s you’d like to share with us? Comment below!

 

 

 

 

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Fashion, Friday Find, Uncategorized

Friday Find: MNG Textured Jacket, aka Your New Spring Necessity

What a fabulous Friday! This is the kickoff of the new column, Friday Find! Every other week I’ll be sharing my #1 pick from a week of shopping and scoping out the stores (I’m a window-shopping addict!). Each week the find will fit a skinny budget and will about be so good you’ll want to buy it right on the spot! I know this because I’ll only be featuring the items that I literally felt I COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT, paired with a price tag fit for my frugal ways. Even though I blog about clothes, shoes, bags, and beauty, I don’t buy a ton. I’m very select with my purchases (momma works hard for her money honey!) and that’s why I decided to add Friday Find to the blog. I want to show you what I find worth purchasing and I’m starting off with a jacket I’ve managed to wear practically daily since buying.

Here’s the the jacket styled with ahigh-low dress and topped with an infinity scarf fit for an on-camera appearance and a busy day of meetings around NYC.

Trend Hungry Jessie Holeva in MNG Jacket, Friday Find

And over jeans and a tee shirt for a personal shopping appointment – comfy for scouring clothing racks but fashionable enough when styling a client. (sorry it’s blurry!)

Trend Hungry Jessie Holeva in MNG jacket from JCPenney, Friday Find

FRIDAY FIND:

WHY TO LOVE: Instantly makes jeans and a tee look chic yet effortless. Goes with everything. Seasonless and timeless. Doesn’t wrinkle easily making it great for travel.

PRICE: $55 at JCPenney

STYLING TIP: Wear over a maxi dress to add structure, warmth, and polish to your look.

Like this find? Tweet your finds to @jessieholeva using the hashtag #FRIDAYFIND!

XOXO! Jessie

 

How celebrities wear moto jackets: Rihanna, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, Kanye & Kim: under $50
Celebrity, Fashion, Steal The Style, Uncategorized, why we love

Shop the Trend: 40 Moto Jackets Under $50

Omg Omg OMG! It’s finally warm out, like FINALLY! Clearly,  my coffee has kicked in and I’m pumped for the warm weather! It’ll hopefully stay beautiful outside, but you’ll still need a little somethin-somethin for extra warmth. And our top shopping pick for this transitional weather is a cool-girl biker jacket.

How celebrities wear moto jackets: Rihanna, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, Kanye & Kim

1. They’ve got bad girl written all over it.

2. Adds edge to your folky florals. Whether you’re ready for Coachella or just in love with springtime frocks, this topper will tone down the feminine print.

3. Rihanna, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, Kanye & Kim. That’s technically five reasons.

4. Wardrobe staple. This baby will go with just about everything.

5. Workable for every season. You read correctly. This style works any time of year. So sport even in the winter if the temp permits!

Okay, now time for the goods! All of these jackets are under $50! Tweet me @jessieholeva to share how you’d style it!

eyelash extensions philadelphia
Beauty, Featured, Uncategorized

Everything You Need to Know About Getting Lash Extensions

I did it! I got eyelash extensions. I’m now in the club with Kim Kardashian, J.Lo, and whole bunch of other beautiful celebrities! But before embarking on some extra-long lashes there’s a few things you should know (don’t want to risk going to a hack and getting an eye infection!). I sat down (well, technically I was laying down) with Eye-Lash Expert Deneen Marcel. She’s a certified Lash Extensionist, trains people in the lash art, and also gave me my stunning lashes on live TV! (click here to watch!)

All you need to know about lash extensions with Deneen Marcel

Explain the process of getting lash extensions.

You arrive with a clean, product free face. If it’s your first time, I will chat with you about the look you’re going for and the available lash options. The lash extensions are applied with two pairs of tweezers and adhesive. Your bottom lashes are taped down with a collagen-gel eye pad and medical tape in order to conceal your bottom lashes. I will prime your lashes, ensuring they are clean, then I apply your lash extensions one at a time.

 How does it work?

Lash extensions is a process by which one strand of synthetic hair is attached to each lash one at a time. They are bonded with a medical grade adhesive, extending your natural lashes, resulting in a look that makes your eyes pop!

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What’s the upkeep at home?

You can’t get them wet for the first 24 hours after application. Keep your lash line clean with mild cleansers. Fluff your lashes after a shower using a mascara wand. Avoid pulling or twisting your lashes. Don’t use eyelash curlers and avoid waterproof mascara.

  • Do shower just before your appointment. If that is not possible, thoroughly cleanse your face and eye area to remove any dirt, make-up and/or oil, so the adhesive isn’t compromised.

  • Don’t wear water-proof mascara or products containing high amounts of Polyethylene glycol, Hexalene glycol, Butylene and Propylene glycol, these can break down the eyelash adhesive and shorten the life of your extensions. If you feel the need to wear mascara after getting your lash extensions, L’Oreal Full Definition Voluminous mascara is a great choice.  It’s water-soluble and glycol free, making it easy to clean off with a gentle cleanser.  You may also use baby oil or olive oil to remove your makeup.

  • Don’t shower or get your eyelash extensions wet for 24 hours. This includes working out and saunas for the first 24 hours, as this will allow the adhesive to fully dry.

  • Do wait at least six months before getting lash extensions if you have used Latisse.

  • Do make sure you go to a certified professional who is licensed and certified as a LASH EXTENSIONIST. Do not accept any type of lash service from an untrained stylist.

  • Don’t attempt to apply lash extensions yourself. “I don’t care how many DIY videos are on YouTube,” Deneen quips.

  • Don’t remove lashes yourself. If for some reason you are overwhelmed by all the attention you are getting with your fabulous new lash extensions, don’t pull or try to force them off, go back to your technician to have them professionally removed.

  • Don’t use an eyelash curler. Doing so can cause serious damage to your natural eyelashes. If you want a curlier lash, ask your professional for them, you have options.

How much does it cost to get lash extensions and refills?

$275  for full set. Refills depend on how many weeks since your last visit: $50 after two weeks, $65 after three weeks, $75 for four weeks, and $85 after five weeks.

How long does it take to refill?

Refills take 60 – 75minutes

What to watch out for when looking for a place to get eyelash extensions? Make sure they are certified lash extensionist. You can as to see their certification.

To contact Deneen Marcel

www.deneenmarcellashes.com

525 South 4th Street

Philadelphia, PA, 19107