The Amanda Cat Eye from GlassShop.com

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Hey my lovely Luvs!

Silently I am weeping inside… for summer is almost at its end! Even though I’m going to miss the flip-flops and tank –top weather…..I’m actually looking forward to resurrecting my rider boots and super long sweaters. A couple of days ago I posted a fall outfit post: A Fierce Fall, where I debut a pair of sunglasses from GlassesShop.com. I love wearing eyewear as an accessory. I have said this before…eyeglasses or sunglasses can be the extra ump that an outfit maybe lacking.




About a month and a half ago Glassesshop had reached out and asked if I wanted to review a pair of their sunglasses. And of course I said yes! I have worked with the company before so I know that their eyeglasses are of good quality…..it was a no brainer to agree on this collaboration.

If you don’t know about GlassesShop.com here is a bit of info about the company:

GlassesShop.com focuses on online eyeglasses and sunglasses. Their prescription sunglasses and eyeglasses frames come with a 90-day quality guarantee. GlassesShop.com delivers superior eyeglasses at an unbeatably-low price.

Instead of just sending me a pair of sunglasses, GlasseShop gave me the privilege of choosing a pair out of 40 different options. The glasses frames I chose were the Amanda Cat Eye – Tortoise. The Amanda Cat Eye are polarized sunglasses and are made from light and durable TR material. The cat-eye shape is modified so it can fit most women. These frames are lightweight and fashionable. They are available in both Prescription sunglasses and non-prescription sunglasses.



I have worn these frames quite a few times over the summer, but I really love these frames as fall is kicking in. As mentioned about the frames a really lightweight so there is no pressure on the bridge of my nose. Generally when one thing of polarized lens you automatically expect the lens to be quite dark, but the Amanda Cat Eye lens where not at all dark…they were a bit on the lighter side. Even though the sun may not be as strong during the fall season, I think because of the lighter lens…these sunglasses can be worn as an everyday eyewear.

Check out some more photos below of me wearing these shades as I was headed to an outdoor Reggae concert about a month ago.



  Leave a comment below and let me know what know what you guys think!!

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Outfit Post: A Fierce Fall

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Hello my Luvs,

I has been some time since I have posted and outfit post. I have been doing a lot of product review and I've been on quite a few hiatuses. To be honest,  I miss doing these type of post. I love sharing my sense of style and the different types of looks I create throughout out the week. Last week I put together the this simple but fierce outfit. Since the weather is getting cooler I wanted share an outfit that accommodates the cooler weather, but is also still breathable.
 



Here are details on what I wore:

Leopard Tunic- H&M
Black Legging- Forever21
Light Grey Gold Heel Boot- Charlotte Russe 
Multi-Color Hand Bag- DSW
Kinley Pave' Stable Watch- Michael Kors
Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses- Glassshop.com

Some of the above items may no longer be available, But I have found a similar alternatives

Gold Heel Boots- Steve Madden





I hope you guys enjoy this look. Drop me a comment or post pic below of your similar look!

XOXO
Jem

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WearMe Pro Eyewear

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Hey Luvs,

I hope that you all are enjoying your last few weeks summer. Today I will be doing a review post on my favorite accessory for this type of season….sunglasses. About a month ago Wear Me Pro reached and asked if I wanted to try three pairs of their polarized eyewear. And of course I said yes….I mean…who doesn’t love a new pair of sunglasses or a stylish pair of eyeglasses!!!

Before I get into detail about the three pairs of eyewear I chose. I would like to give a little background info about the company.

WearMe Pro began in 2011 as a small family-owned business in Chicago, and has grown into an international eyewear business provider. Catering to those who know how to keep up with ever-changing trends, WearMe Pro believes quality eyewear shouldn’t be exclusive to only those who can afford designer labels. WearMe Pro is a company that never detached from its original mission: to provided fashionable, affordable eyewear for its smart and stylish customer base.

The three pairs I chose were the Vintage Inspired Classic Wood Print Nerd Wayfarers Clear Lens, Premium Polarized full Mirrored Aviator with Flash Mirror Lens and the Modern Round Double Wire Aviator.




So what are the specs on these eyewear?…Let’s start with the Premium Polarized Full Mirrored Aviator with Flash Mirror Lens. These sunglasses protect you 100% against harmful UVA/UVB rays. These are an extremely light weight pair of glasses for comfort. The mirrored lens are plastic and is in the shade of blue. The frames came in a nice gray faux leather case and packed in side of that case was a cleaning cloth pouch. The overall look of these frames is super stylish. I felt that these particular sunnies looked very expensive and were suitable to be worn at any event.



The Modern Round Double Wire Aviator is a metal frame mirrored lens. These practical sunglasses are not polarized like the Premium Polarized Full Mirrored Aviator. However, due to the dark lens you are still getting a bit of protection from the sun harmful rays. I found these sunglasses to be my fav out of the three pairs. These were really cool to wear. I think that the one feature that makes this pair so fashionable is the doubles wire that’s across the top. These shades also came in a gray faux leather case and a cleaning cloth pouch as well. Like the Premium Polarized Full Mirrored Aviator these sunglasses are just as fashionable and chic.

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Phote: Amazon.com

When it came to the Vintage Inspired Classic Wood Print Nerd Wayfarers Clear Lens I was really excited to try these clear lenses. I love wearing faux eyeglass as an accessory and I couldn’t wait to try these vintage inspire eyeglasses. I was somewhat disappointed that the true color of the frames verses the online pictures of the frames was a bit different. The actual frame is a couple shades lighter than the rich wood color that was displayed online. Also, this particular color did not complement my skin tone that well. I think these particular frames would look better on someone who's a couple shade lighter than myself. The frames did feel a look and feel a little cheap, but on the other hand frames fit well and were comfortable. Don't get me wrong... these frames are super cute....just not om me.  I also was not a fan of that fact that the eyeglasses came in a plastic bag verses the faux leather case like the sunglasses.


Over all I feel WearMe Pro is definitely an eyewear brand that you should consider. Their eyewears are super stylish and current with today’s trends, but most of all affordable. If you would like to know more about WearMe Pro, head over to their website at: WearMe Pro Store


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I did receive the products in exchange for my honest review.




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HSI Glider Professional 1” Flat Iron

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Hey Luvs!

I hope you all enjoyed the 4th. I had a nice relaxing day at home…I did a couple of things around the house, but the most exciting thing of all was that I got to play with my new HSI Glider Professional 1” flat iron. The company was nice enough to send me a complimentary flat iron for me to try out and I wanted to share with you my thoughts and review on this flat iron.

As some of you may know, I occasionally wear hair extensions throughout the year as a method of “protective styling”. This particular grade of hair extensions was considered as a “blend”… which means it’s not 100% human hair, but mimics as if it is. It was about that time for me to remove the extensions and I wanted to see how well this flat iron will do on this frizzy hair.

But, before we get to the before and after…let me give you a bit of specs about this HSI Professional flat iron. The flat iron is priced for $80 on Amazon. It has ionic tourmaline-coated plates that use 8 Heat Balance micro-sensors (4 on each plate) to regulate the temperature and evenly distribute heat so that fewer passes are needed through your hair. The temperatures dial range between 140-450 degrees. The flat iron also comes with a free heat glove, heat pouch for storage and free 5ml Argan oil leave in conditioner Bottle.

I decided to do only one side of my hair so I could do a comparison. I sprayed two pumps of the heat protectant and then I did about two passes on each section of hair. The temperature kept at a steady level…I didn’t have to take breaks in between. Below are the before and after photos:




The HSI Glider Professional 1” flat iron did a good job of smoothing out the extensions. The scent of the heat proctectant was wonderful. Over all, I like this flat iron. The only thing that I didn’t like was the temperature dial. I’d prefer if the iron had a digital display verse me guessing what the temp might be. With that being said the company does carry another pricier flat iron that does give a digital temp range. This is not a Chi, but for the quality that you’re getting at an affordable price… I think is worth it.

To find out more about this flat iron...you can head over to: HSI PROFESIONAL


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I did receive a percentage off this product in exchange for my honest review.

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SKMEI Men's Silver Analog Wrist Watch

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Hey Lovelies!

Today I will be doing my first watch review. Last week I received a complementary SKMEI Men's Silver Analog Wrist Watch from #Aposon. After I received the confirmation for the company stating that my watch has been shipped....it literally took 4 days to get to my house.

When I open that package the watch was encased in a rectangular cardboard box.  To be honest, I thought the packaging would be a bit more appealing. At first sight, just looking at the packaging... I thought the watched would look just as cheap, but to my surprise the watch was definitely an eye catching piece.


Material:
• Case Material: Zinc Alloy
• Band Material: Silver-plated-stainless-steel
• Mirror Surface: High Transparent Mineral Glass (Key Scratch Resistant)

Stainless Steel Durable Waterproof Case Cover. 98FT / 30M Water Resistant
Specification:
• Dial Color: Black
• Band Color: Black
• Band Width: 0.79 inch / 2 cm
• Band Length: 8.27 inch / 21 cm
• Case Thickness: 0.31 inch / 0.8 cm
• Case Diameter: 1.57 inch / 4 cm
• Max Perimeter: 7.56 inch / 19.2 cm
• Min Perimeter: 5.79 inch / 14.7 cm
• Product Weight: 2.12 oz / 60 g
• Battery Code: SR626SW


I absolutely love this watch. This watch is a mix of fashion and luxury, yet modern and casual. I would recommend this watch to men who are looking for a good quality, fashionable and affordable time piece.  For those women who are shopping for the "minimalist significant other"...this watch is  certainly a stylish minimalism design.

To check for more details on the watch...you can head over to: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XGZH3LZ


In the next couple of weeks I will be doing a review for the women's version of this watch. So stay tune for this upcoming post.

*This post is powered by Tomson and Aopson*
I did receive a percentage off this product in exchange for my honest review.


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Vanity Planet's Beauty Essentials

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Hey Luvs!

Today I would would like to share my thoughts with you on a 15pc professional Make-up Brush Palette and the Classic 10 eye shadow palette that Vanity Planet had sent me a couple of weeks ago.

To be quite honest, I was really in need of a new set of makeup brushes and I was super excited to try out this set. I was more ecstatic at the fact that they sent me an eye shadow palette to try as well.

If you haven't heard of Vanity Planet, here's a little info about the brand:

"Vanity Planet is a boutique marketplace, focused on beauty, grooming, and wellness. We're more than your typical online store. We source, curate, and design products that benefit your life on the daily. Our approach is simple: amazing taste with minimal investment. Each item we carry is selected with intention and quality is never, ever sacrificed. Why? Because like you, we say forget the stigmas. We admit we care about our appearance and how we portray ourselves to the world. Care and confidence run deep in our veins, so we're conscious about the things we own and understand how they improve our everyday lives.
That's why we only sell goods we use, goods we love."


The eye shadow palette I received was Makeover Essentials: Classic 10 Sunlit Breeze Eye Shadow Set. The colors in this palette are definitely perfect for the summer. However, this palette is not at all pigmented.  You do have to "pack on" or go over each eyelid several times to get the eye shadow to really show. 

The makeup brushes came in a black sleek faux-leather rollout pouch. Each brush is made with premium synthetic bristles which  allows for a smooth, controlled, and streak-free application of dry, cream, and liquid based products. The handles are made from Birchwood, which makes them light, yet sturdy. Whats even more amazing about this product..all the brushes are cruelty free!

The makeup brush set includes:
  1. Kabuki Brush
  2. Powder/Blush Brush
  3. Flat Top Stippling Brush
  4. Angled Contour Brush
  5. Liquid Foundation Brush
  6. Large Fan Brush
  7. Concealer Brush
  8. Medium Blender
  9. Smudging Brush
  10. Crease Shader
  11. Large Domed Shader
  12. Precision Concealer
  13. Rounded Liner Brush
  14. Angled Lining Brush
  15. Lip Liner Brush with a cap


This set retails at $100. I loved the design of the brushes. The bristles are indeed soft and worked well when I applied my makeup.  I feel that if you are a beginner (like myself) who are looking for a set of professional makeup brushes, but at a more affordable cost....I think this is the set for you!


This weekend I will be attending a wedding. I will be posting follow-up pics of the makeup look I created using Vanity Planet Make-up Brush Palette. So stay tuned.

Vanity Planet has provided a one-time exclusive 70% discount code for my readers to be redeemed at checkout....which means this $100 set would now be $30 if you use the below code.

70% off Make-up Brush Palette (http://bit.ly/2qfBrAH)
Code: BBPalette70 

Guys, if you decide to purchase the Vanity Planet Make-up Brush Palette. Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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I did receive this product in exchange for my honest review.




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Origins #MyPerfectWorld

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Hey Luvs,
About a month ago, Influencer partnered with Orgins and they had sent me 5 mini samples from their new line and an invitation to their #MyPerfectworld in-store event at a local Origins location. The #Myperfectworld sample box had products where one can use from morning to night.


The samples I received were:
HIGH POTENCY NIGHT-A-MINS: Overnight cream to boost radiance
CLEAR IMPROVEMENT: Charcoal mask that clears pores and dissolves impurities
GINZING MOISTURIZER: Lightweight and oil free moisturizer that hydrates and renews, revs up radiance
CHECKS AND BALANCES: Frothy face wash
GINZING EYE CREAM: Reduces dark circles, depuffs, and brightens

I tested out these samples for about 4 days and my favorite thus far are the Checks and Balance face wash, Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask and the Ginzing Moisturizer.


Personally, I felt that best part of this campaign was the launching of their #MyPerfectWorld in-store event. For the in-store event, I visited a nearby Origins location. I was greeted with smiles and a warm welcome. Attendees received a light snack, free mini-facials, tea leaves readings and 20% off their entire purchase. At the end of the event, I decided to use my 20% to purchase a the full size jar of the Ginzing Moisturizer.


I would love to know what are some of your favorite Orgins products. don't be afraid to leave a comment down below.

*This post is powered by Influenster and Origins*
I did receive this product in exchange for my honest review.

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Anjou Dead Sea Mud Mask

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Hey Luvs!

So I am back with another product review and this time I will be sharing my thoughts about Anjou Dead Sea Mud Mask. I am a huge fan of facial masks and my favorite type of mask is actually a mud mask. Mud masks are great for absorbing excess oils, dirt and toxin from the skin. Normally I would make my own mud mask from scratch using Bentonite Clay as the main ingredient. So, when Anjou Naturals had reached out and gave me the opportunity to try their mud mask, I was totally for it!


About the product.

Anjou Dead Sea Mud Mask is made in Israel by GMO and ISO certified manufacturer. Anjou Naturals use only 100% authentic Dead Sea mud extracted from the only UNESCO recognized Dead Sea with no Parabens, Mineral Oil and Artificial color added with 100% authentic Dead Sea mud with all the natural goodness.

The mask contains high content of sea salt and other powerful minerals, which is great for soothing the skin and effectively reducing rash, pimple, and acne appearances. Dead Sea salts are especially good at easing invisible scratches, while the minerals will repair the damaged skin.


Let’s talk about the packaging. The mask comes in a huge jar…about 17 fl. oz to be exact. The amount that is given compare to the price of the mask, it’s definitely a great value.


I applied the mask onto my face using the pads of my fingers. I glide the mask on smoothly onto my face. I noticed that about two minutes after the mask had been applied… I experienced a little burning/ tingling sensation…. I am not sure if the burning sensation was due to the sea salt. I waited about 10 to 12 minutes until the mask was completely dry and then I rinsed it off with warm water. After my face was completely dry, I waited to see if I was going to experience and excessive dryness on the troubled spots on my face…..which I did and naturally it was due to the sea salt. The mud mask did remove all the oils and dirt off my face and once I applied a bit of moisturizer…my skin felt wonderful.

Overall I think that this mud mask is a good product to have when you’re looking for quick spa like treatment. As I said before, the amount of product that you get compared to the price of the mask…makes it affordable and fair.

If you're into more of a natural skin care product, then definitely give Anjou Dead Sea Mud Mask a try! 

*I did receive this product in exchange for my honest review.*


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Interview: Fashion Designer Troy Anthony

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I caught up with designer Troy Anthony to talk about what inspires him, his new collection, and the advice he would give to aspiring fashion designers.

Tell me a little about Troy Anthony and the brand?

Established 2008 Troy Anthony is an innovative high fashion brand that designs Ready-to-Wear / Couture clothing and offers professional fashion services to clients across the states and worldwide.

Our mission is to make one feel better about them through fashion design and provide them with a sense of style, while helping them define their image and presentation. Our purpose is to in sill self-confidence and self-esteem in our clients through the way they dress, we aim to bring innovative style of sophisticated chic clothing that our customers can wear in their everyday lifestyle. We strive to create clothing that women can call “Diversity Couture” that is wearable. High fashion clothing with details, functions, flair and elegance for various forms of style and personalities. To give men and women the freedom to style for various occasions and mix and match garments. We invite you to see what the “Troy Anthony Experience” is all about. Welcome to the word of Troy Anthony where we keep it Fashionable!

How would you describe your personal style?


I would consider my style sophisticated elegance with a hint of street, I like to push the norm, think outside of the box and wear layers, bold colors and textures to keep them guessing. I tend to go back and forth from old fashion to modern retro depending on my mood and the season.

How would you define fashion?

A voice, every day you have a chance to speak/express how you feel through the way your dress and the fashion you choose. As a designer every collection I design I’m looking to make a statement and set a new trend. Your fashion should represent who you are as an individual.




Are you self-taught or did you study fashion design?

I studied fashion design and professionally trained, I went to International academy of design where I received my bachelor’s degree in Fashion design and business marketing. Then, I studied fashion design/Illustration abroad in Milan, Italy for a year where I learned fashion the European way. Also my grandma introduced me to a sewing machine at young age and I was hooked ever since.

What is your favorite part of being a fashion designer?

Using my gift to help others dress fashionably and have an impact on others’ lives. Influencing the way people dress and help them elevate the fashion senses and styles. When I client comes to me and says “your dresses make me feel amazing and I received so many compliments”, that’s priceless to me.

What skills do you feel are necessary for a successful fashion designer?

First of all, you need a lot of patience, with lots of creative juices and the skill set of creating a garment from start to finish and understand the process inside and out. You also have to have a passion for fashion since the industry is very competitive; it’s not all glamorous as it looks.



What is the biggest lesson that you have learned since you started your fashion line/brand?


It’s a process, it doesn’t happen overnight when building a lifestyle fashion brand, you have to create a consistent look and feel and stick to your style and be original. There are many avenues in fashion but don’t be all over the place, stick to what your good at and perfect your craft.

Where do you find the inspiration for each collection?

I find a lot of my inspiration by working with many textiles and going through different fabrics. I can look at a fabric and already know what I want to create, it’s like it speaks to me, the texture, the color, the feel. I also find inspiration by traveling the world, people watching and emerging myself in various cultures.

Can you tell us what we can expect from you 2017/2018 collection?

You can expect a story of Fantasy Romance; I’ll be showing how your fashion fantasy can come true. I believe every person has a fantasy of how they would like to dress and I look too help inspire that and bring it too life. You’ll see Chic cocktail dresses, luxurious evening gowns elegant separates that you can mix and match giving the customer options in her closet. You’ll have to come to the upcoming fashion events to see more of the Troy Anthony Experience.



What advice would you give to aspiring fashion designers?

Do all the research you can, study, read and draw. Make fashion apart of your daily diet, consider it healthy and find out what you like and what you don’t like, then focus on the parts you do like, because then fashion will become fun and it won’t seem like a job. Last but not least, dress for success, be your walking billboard.

Where and how can we stay in the know?

Well I’m launching an all-new website called TroyAnthony.com where can find out about upcoming events, shop, and take a style assessment to see where your style rating stands to help you become more fashionable. Also I have a fashion studio in Hartford where you can book me for a fashion consultation, I can offer fashion advice, take your measurements, and show you new designs and dress you for your next event.


To learn more about Troy Anthony, please go to www.TroyAnthonyFashion.com and follow on Facebook: @Troy.Anthony; Instagram: @TroyAnthonyFashion; and Twitter: TroyAnthony81

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