BOLD SUMMER LIPS WITH STUDIO C COSMETICS

BOLD SUMMER LIPS WITH STUDIO C COSMETICS

BOLD SUMMER LIPS WITH STUDIO C COSMETICS

A bold lip is the perfect complement to glowy Summer skin that features minimal makeup. Showcasing your sexy lips is the easiest way to achieve a fun, pulled together look without all the fuss.



This Summer, I’ve partnered with makeup artist and creator of Studio C Cosmetics, Cynthia Dunyoh, to offer three bold shades of lipsticks from her collection on my Couture Diva site.

I’ve been wearing the Orchid Lipstick in a matte finish on repeat recently. I love how smooth it glides onto my lips, and the rich color lasts all day! Studio C Cosmetics is locally and minority owned, and 100% cruelty free.


Mayflower Liquid Lipstick, Orchid Liquid Matte Lipstick, Heartbreak Liquid Matte Lipstick

I’m including a few tips to help you pull this trend off with perfection:

1. PREP & MOISTURIZE
Bright lip colors highlight every flake and crack on your lips so be sure to apply a rich, moisturizing balm first. Exfoliate your lips the night before, and hydrate, as needed. When using a matte finish lipstick, be sure to remove any excess balm.

2. STAY INSIDE THE LINES
A great way to prevent bleeding is by filling the lip with a lip liner that matches your lipstick shade. The dry texture acts as a magnet to keep color in place.

3. KEEP IT FRESH FACED FAB
Keep your face as natural as possible. Use concealer, or a tinted moisturizer as needed, and top with highlighter and mascara. It’s that simple to nail the look!


SHOP THE LOOK


Woven Heeled Mules, DVF Floral Wrap Dress, Rope Bucket Bag, Heeled Mules with Shells, Gold Rim Aviators, Rope Tote, Shell Drop Earrings, Pink Aviators, Floral Ruffle Dress (similar shopping recommendations provided for sold out items)

Pick up any of these vibrant, bold colors HERE!

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SUMMER PREP – DO THESE THREE THINGS NOW

It’s the unofficial start of the Summer. I’m so excited about all the fun the warmer weather brings, but to be honest, I’m also a little nervous. Guess who’s been slacking on those #LevelUp 2019 goals? Me! Like, no motivation to do a thing, except to STOP, BREATHE, and just ENJOY the present.

It’s been therapeutic these last few months just slowing down,and taking the time to enjoy family life with a lot less stress! Now, with Summer fast approaching (I’ve still got a few weeks though till it’s really on), there are three things I plan on doing to help me make the most of the sunny season. Read on to find out…


1. SWITCHING UP MY SKINCARE PRODUCTS
Skin has different needs in cold, dry Winter months than when it’s warm out, and you’re frequently exposed to sweat, humidity, and irritants that can clog the pores. My skin is already telling me it’s time. I’ve lined up some new products I’ll be trying over the next few weeks that hopefully will come with positive reviews!

SHOP THE LOOK


Halter Neck Jumpsuit, Snake Mules, Clear Mini Grab Bag, Pandora Entwined Ring, Mirrored Sunglasses, Strapless Jumpsuit, Zara Transparent Handbag, Circle Drop Earrings

2. GETTING MY SUMMER BODY TIGHT!
Thankfully my inconsistency this year hasn’t set me back too far. I think prepping for an early Spring vacation may have helped to keep me on track! If you missed my posts on my trip to Colombia, catch them here and here. Consistency is key going forward, so I’ll be working hard on keeping those gym dates each week, no matter what!

3. PLAN A SUMMER ITINERARY
Having fun this Summer will NOT break the bank! I won’t allow that to happen because ending the year financially stronger than it started is still THE goal. With a well thought out itinerary, I plan on taking advantage of all the DMV has to offer (DC, Maryland, and Virginia, if you’re not local) . There are usually some pretty cool festivals, outdoor events, and concerts (for free or minimal cost) every Summer. And many are kid friendly too. You just need to find them!

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Fashion month is officially behind us, and while it may not feel like it, now’s the time to start prepping for Spring. A wardrobe refresh should be high on your list of things to do so you’ll start the new season fresh and right on trend. Brilliant hues are in for Spring, so you’ll see lots of neon highlighting the streets, literally, as the weather warms.

If you think neon’s too intimidating to pull off it’s not as tough as you think. Start slow with accessories, or one neon piece per outfit. Here’s a roundup of the most impressive eye catching looks from the Fashion Week streetstyle stars to show how effortlessly it can be done.



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Images: Style Stalker


There are so many ways to serve up this fun, trendy look for the warmer months ahead. Shop my picks here:


Neon Square Sunglasses, Fluorescent Coat, Neon Snake Print Crop Top, Neon Snake Shirt Dress, Semi Transparent Tote, Hooded Jacket, Citrus Pop Blazer, Satin Skirt, Green Snake Sandal, Mesh Bikini Top, Sock Ankle Boot, Neon Mule, Neon Bumbag


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DOTTED DRESSES
The polka dot is my favorite of the spotted prints, and they are making another comeback this season. But no discrimination allowed, all dots are created equal!


Flowy V-Neck, Red Polka Dot Mini, Spotted Midi, Belted Midi, Pink Polka Printed, Ruched Polka Dot Maxi

SPRING NEUTRALS
Earth tones, from cream to khaki, are essential for lighting up your look for Spring. This time, why not consider updated neutrals in animal print?


Belted Utility Dress, Pleated Snake Skin Print, Pointelle Dress, Zebra Printed Midi, Ruched Snake Print, Linen Blend Dress, Cowl Slipdress


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Ruched Mini Dress, Circle Drop Earrings, Biker Jacket, Mini Faux Fur Shopper Tote, Over The Knee Suede Boots

I found this pretty floral printed number last month while shopping for an outfit for a blogger event. There’s so much to love about it! The pastel blue and ruching detail throughout just screamed “hello Spring” to me.


TIERED DRESSES
Flowy ruffles and voluminous tiers allow you to be as fancy (or playful) as you wanna be.


One Shoulder Tiered Midi, Tiered Trapeze Mini, Spot Tiered Dress, Floral Print Dress, Asymmetrical Ruffle Midi

MELLOW YELLOW TO NEON BRIGHT
There really isn’t anything mellow about this hue that captured my attention (and heart) last Summer. My favorite silhouettes are flowy and mid to floor length. Neon is in this Spring/Summer too. You’ll be seeing it everywhere, I promise!


Wrap Front Snake Print, Plunge Satin Midi, Scarf Neck Maxi, Cami Sweater Maxi, Bardot Wrap Midi, Satin Slip Dress

PRETTY PRINTS
My fave prints this season are skewing animal, but I love a good petal print for Spring. Check these out!


Ruched Satin Midi, Collared Leopard Midi, Calf Length Leopard, Burgundy Floral, Neon Printed Slip Dress, Giraffe Print Shirtdress

I’m sure these pretty dresses have got you all excited for the sunny season! Temps are still a little chilly on my side of the country, so layering is key to stay warm and cute until Summer. Try these layering tips:

1. Add a turtleneck or long sleeve bodysuit underneath your dress for added warmth.
2. Tights keep your legs warm while wearing dresses in thinner fabrics. Try ditching over-the-knee boots for mules or chunky heeled sandals.
3. Double duty your biker shorts to act as thermals under midi or knee length dresses.
4. Blazers are appropriate for Spring too. Try one in a pastel hue, or go for bold in neon.

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MARRIAGE TO A TYPE A WIFE – THE SURVIVAL GUIDE

MARRIAGE TO A TYPE A WIFE – THE SURVIVAL GUIDE

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! In the spirit of this holiday I’m writing a fun post on how to survive marriage to a Type A wife. Disclaimer: I’m neither a marriage nor relationship expert. In fact, my husband is the only man I’ve had a long term (over 1 year) relationship with! These are just some observations I’ve made about myself and marriage over the past few years. I hope you have some fun with it!


Let’s just get this out there…I am a Type A wife. To be completely honest, I really do enjoy a lot of the personality traits that make me Type A, like my competitive drive, discipline to succeed, and how considerate I am of my loved ones. This temperament, however, doesn’t always make for the most harmonious home. Here are a few things to know about us Type A wives:

1. WE LOVE BEING IN CONTROL, AND THAT’S NOT GOING TO CHANGE!
So here’s the thing, Type A’s crave order and would create a plan to account for every minute of the day, if only time allowed! It’s because we are very uncomfortable with uncertainty, and excessive free time, which can seem like we’re not being productive (another obsession of alphas). Fortunately, most Type A wives realize that we can’t control everything, especially one married for more than a week, or has kids. Here’s a little secret: we want to be in control in every area of our lives, BUT NOT IN OUR MARRIAGE! Most of us are bossy babes (cue Kelis’ I’m Bossy soundtrack), but we want our husbands to lead. The trick is to provide us with some much needed balance, but come armed with a solid plan! Type A wives are more likely to release the reigns of control when we see a well though out plan from the hubs. Greg knows there’s a stronger chance I’ll be agreeable to one of his proposals when he already has the answers to the questions he knows I’m gonna ask.



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Gold Ankle Strap Sandal, Satin Double Breasted Blazer, Satin Wide Leg Pants, Faux Fur Coat, Leaf Drop Earrings, Faux Fur Tote

2. TYPE A WIVES LOVE ATTENTION, SO GIVE IT TO US
All women love attention. Heck, everyone loves attention! But what I’m talking about here is attentiveness. Pay real attention to us, SEE us! Sure, I love it when Greg says “oh, that’s a hot outfit”, or when he ogles me when I’m sauntering around our bedroom sans clothes. What really gets me googly eyed about him though, is when I see him making an effort to anticipate my needs, and fulfill them. That tells me he’s been listening to me, which in turn makes me feel valued by him. It’s especially important for a Type A wife to feel valued by her husband, that all of our efforts to make our family life perfect, matter to him too.

3. KNOW WHEN TO HOLD ‘EM, KNOW WHEN TO FOLD ‘EM, KNOW WHEN TO WALK AWAY…
I won’t finish the line to that Kenny Rogers’ song. Even though most Type A wives have a little ‘crazy’ in us, hopefully there’s no running away from us! I saved this one for the last because it’s just something husbands will have to learn over time. With lots and lots of patience, and consistent practice of the above, husbands of Type A wives can learn when to leave us be, when to “check” us, and when to hold us down. And hopefully we’re not making it too hard for them by giving them cues when they get it right.



There’s no doubt that marriage is hard, no matter your personality trait. And none of the above will matter if you both don’t want to be together and aren’t willing to fight for what you have.

Did you enjoy this post? Drop a comment below, let me know your thoughts! I’d love to hear about any marriage observations/tips you’d like to share too.

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