Big News for Chiclycute!

Hi dahlings!

    I have been helterskelter and all over the place lately butI haven’t forgotten you guys. I have some big stuff coming down the blog line in the next few weeks and months. But for now I really wanted to share this big news with all of my readers. I have been working with Glam St for a while and was elated to find out that I got selected as the Blogger of the week! I am currently featured on their front page and they made this special graphic for me to share with my social media audience. I love love love it! Please stop by check out Glamst.com and show support! It will mean alot to me. Once again Glam St is owned and operated by women in technology and is all about making women feel beautiful. You can literally try on famous makeup brands on your pictures (and they are very realistic looking) before you buy them!

Share your looks with me on here or my facebook page. I would love to see them!

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Product Review: Want Shiny Healthy Bouncy long hair?


Hi lovelies,
It has been a long time since I last posted. But now that the news in common knowledge at my job. I can share with you guys as well. I am bidding farewell to my current job and starting a new position at another Higher Education institution at the heart of Washington D.C. The last couple of months have been draining and tiring just going through the process and getting everything properly lined up for my departure from my current institution. Now with that said, I will be in the heart of D.C quite often which means more fun stuff for me to share with you guys!

But for now let’s talk about healthy, long, shiny beautiful hair! I had mentioned this prior to you all and also on my youtube channel that I am planning to grow my hair long again. And I have on this journey found some amazing products. I was recently given the privilege to try out Arvazallia’s Argan Oil hair treatmeant and Hair mask. These products are amazing! My hair hasn’t looked this good in a long time and I have used it for only 2.5 to 3 weeks. Go on check out my youtube review and if you want gorgeous beautiful hair try these products out for yourself!

Arvazallia Hair oil treatment:http://www.arvazallia.com/premiumarganoilbbpromo
Arvazallia Hair mask: http://www.arvazallia.com/hydratingmaskbbpromo

Outfit Post: Skater Stripes and Crop Top with a flash of red!

Hi lovelies,

As I put this post up, I have a confession to make: I am a crop top addict. I have been living in them nonstop for the last few weeks. I think I have also accumulated a trillion of them. And my husband isn’t of any help either when it comes to this addiction. He himself at several occasions came home with a handful of them for me to try and keep. I know come winter time I will have to remedy this addiction. My second addiction also came out of nowhere. I hated stripes! yes I said it I hated stripes. I would always wonder who wants to buy these but this year as the stripes hit everywhere, I have become a big fan of them especially the typical black and white one! so simple yet there is so much you can do to upgrade it. Now lets take the skirt for this example! I first saw this h&m skirt on the website and I awaited its arrival eagerly….only to find out it will never make it to the stores in our state. I called all 3 stores near me and no one had seen the skirt. The skirt was sold out online except in size 2. SCORE  i thought only catch- lately I have been in between 2 and 4 size at H&M….sometimes I fit a 2 and other times a 4. I mustered up courage and placed my first ever online clothing order. By the time I placed the ordered I had already looked for the skirt for over a month. All of a sudden it was spotted in a nearby mall and I decided to just try it on. WHOOPS i cant fit a 2! I decided to buy the 4….only to come home and realize I placed the 4 back on the rack and brought home another 2! Finally after owning two of these skirts and having to return them with my size not available in the store anymore, I finally spotted a 4 again online on the website! I immediately ordered it and thankfully this time everything worked out beautifully. I love the skirt and everyone who has heard about the fiasco of this story agreed that it was worth the drama. I mean girls who have heavier bottoms (aka me) just dont fit right in skater skirts and dresses. There is no twirling room but this skirt is perfect for our body type. So i had to have it! Unfortunately couple other family requested I find this for them only….well the skirt is nowhere to be found anymore to everyone’s disappointment.

Let me know what you think about it- was it worth the hassle?

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Crop Top: H&M
Skater Skirt: H&M
Dome Satchel: The Limited (currently in store)
Flats: Viviani

GlamSt – Try makeup before you buy it now improved!


Hi lovelies,

Today was the last day of classes for me and I had a major paper due. Thank God its all done and over. I have alot of other changes going on currently in my life and I have some exciting news to share with my family and friends which I have to keep quite for a few more days. I am sure with changes in my life the blog is surely to change as well, nothing major just more stuff to share with you guys on a more regular basis. So as soon as I have the option of releasing this info to family and friends you all will definitely get to hear it.

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Anyhow I am still collaborating with GlamSt as a blogger and the website is improving day by day. Now they have the new option of trying out looks that other bloggers or visitors have created. There are new ways you can apply eyeliner and eyeshadow to match more to your style. It is amazing to see how the women that are running this virtual makeup website enhancing it when it was already such an awesome site. The looks also come out so realistic. Believe it or not it has definitely made me buy lipstick colors that I would have never touched before!

So What are you waiting for? Give GlamSt.com a try and feel free share your looks on my facebook page as well as link down below in my comment sections are always welcome. No more having to swatch makeup on the back of your hand….you can just try it out in your own home!

Outift Post: Cropped Cat and Girly Pink

Hi Lovelies,

The weather here on east coast is still playing mind games. We are still living in 50 degree days with one or two sporadic 68 degree days. I have officially quit the part time job in hopes that it will give me more time to do other things such as REST lol. It did get a bit overwhelming with a full time job and pursuing my masters degree. I would have kept it if only they weren’t making me close every single weekend till 12 in the night knowing I have to be at work the Monday morning.

Anyway this is the scuba skater skirt that Miranda Kerr was wearing in the H&M ad. When I set my eyes on the skirt online I knew I have to have it once it hit the stores. Luckily I got there just in time to snag my skirt. It was only a cheap 14 bucks too. I love the weight of the skirt because it is definitely made of thick material and can be worn in cold weather with some stocking or leggings.  I always try to look and see how others are wearing the items I am buying and I was pretty disappointed to see that most people who bought this skirt wore it exactly how Miranda Kerr wore it in the ad with a soft white blouse. I wanted to be creative, I came up with the cute look which is ofcourse what I am wearing in the picture below and several more sophisticated looks which I will be picturing the rest of the summer so check back for those look. Let me know how are you holding up in this crazy bipolar weather?

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Bag: The Limited (available here)

Crop top: H&M

Skirt: H&M

Shoes: Brash

Smooth your Fine Lines and Wrinkles – 15% off Coupon Code included

 

Hi Lovelies,

I have another wonderful opportunity to share with you all today. Our friends at Eu Natural sent me a life size bottle of their Clarity Vitamin C Serum to try out and review for on my blog. I wanted to wait a few days to give it a shot so I can report my results accurately. Here goes:

Clarity Serum

The Serum is all natural and contains Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, and Herbal Extracts. The benefits that they mention that you will have by using 5 to 6 drops of the serum on your skin every morning directly will be a smoother skin, cleared dark spots as well wrinkles and fine lines will start to disappear.

I was super excited to give this product a try and used it diligently. My face doesn’t have any wrinkles or fine lines thankfully as of yet. I am hoping using this everyday will deter them from coming period. So I will report in the future if this actually holds true. But I did notice less visibility in a few dark spots on my face. My skin started to get slightly more glowy and most of my friends and coworkers noticed a change.

My next concern was what will happen to my extra sensitive skin? I break out very easily with new products but lo and behold over a week later my skin has only gotten better, no problems in that area either. The bottle of the serum compared to other brands selling similar product is very affordable at $39.95 (I also have a discount code for your orders at the bottom of this post to further reduce the price). The bottle comes with a dropper so you can easily get 5 to 6 drops out, rub your hands together and apply to cleansed and dry face. Simple, easy and fast! The serum is water like in consistency and is odorless, so I din’t have to worry about it making my skin smell a certain way as is with other all natural medicine smelling type products out in the market.

I give the folks at Eu Natural 5 stars at creating such a wonderful product and let me test it out for all of you guys. You will not be disappointed in this product if you are looking to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and correct some dark spots.

In the words of the company their mission is: At Eu Natural, our goal is to provide you with the purest nutritional products based on the latest health research. It may cost us more, but we manufacture without the use of any extra fillers, binders, or excipients.

As my blog readers you receive 15% off your order on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Clarity-Vitamin-Formulation-Hyaluronic-Extracts/dp/B00IT3Z76W

All you have to do is enter coupon code at checkout: EUN15OFF

Let me know how you feel if you give it a try this amazing product.

I am going to list all the ingredients directly from the Eu Natural website in case you would like to know the specific. Trust me they are ALL ORGANIC AND NATURAL:

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane, Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Hamamelis Virginiana, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Carbomer, Arginine, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Organic Centella Asiatica, Organic Equisetum Arvense, Organic Pelagonium Gravoleons, Organic Taraxacum Officinale

 

 

 

 

Studio Gear Cosmetics Opportunity + 10% off your entire purchase!

Hi lovelies,

I had the amazing opportunity to work with Studio Gear Cosmetics and try out their new Hydrating Color Correcting Cream with SPF 20. I must say I was pretty intrigued to find out that they state that the Cream has micro encapsulated pigments that automatically adjust to your skin tone. I found that out first hand. Your skin remains soft for hours!!! Check out my review video below.

Also don’t forget to head over StudioGearCosmetics.com to try out all wonderful products including the Hydrating CC cream I review.

User the following code to get 10% off your entire purchase: bloggercc

Feel free to comment or share your experiences if you have already tried Studio Gear Cosmetics before or if you purchase something.

 

 

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Outfit: Blue Denim mingle with Black Leather Stripes

Hi lovelies,

Here is a trend that continues on this spring – The denim trend. You can wear denim as a shirt, a skirt, a dress and whatever else your heart desires this year. I had also been looking for some leather striped leggings or pants but most of the ones I had seen were over 60 dollars for the quality I was looking for. I finally found these ones on sale for a low price of 10 dollars! They were originally marked for about 80 dollars so I greatly appreciated the sale price.  I know this coming spring I will be wearing them with crop tops but right now the spring weather is still pretty chilly and cold on the east coast so I am wearing it with warmer full sleeves shirt.

I have started a small collection of lipsticks now because I used to only wear lip glosses. So I am thinking this is my first set of blog pictures where I am wearing lipstick. I actually like it on me. Till last year I thought lipstick was a bit too much for my face but it has grown on me this year.

Tell me about what are things that you thought you wouldnt but then later realized how great they look on you or how easy they make your life?

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                                                                                                                                                        Denim top: H&M

                                                                                                                                                      Cuffs: BCBG and B.P

                                                                                                                                     Leather Stripped Jeggings: Kenneth Cole

Health 101: Fighting acidity and reflux

Hi Lovelies,

I had been meaning to write this post for quite some time as I have combated with this illness so far 3 times in my life. It seems to be a common problem with a lot of people these days. It arrives slowly but then takes forever to leave. Today I am going to talk about things that lead to acidity and reflux as well as things that will help it. No this isn’t going to be like other posts where I am going to give you short term solutions or home made remedies, instead I am going to talk about lifestyle changes and breakthroughs that most people usually ignore and dont think will help. And ofcourse as always I will talk about some common misconceptions.

My first battle with acid reflux started when I was a teenager. I recall sleepless nights and becoming insomniac. I would get up and chew pieces of bread all night but the pain wont go away. This bout lasted me a good 7 months till I finally saw a doctor who hit the nail on the head. The acid and reflux wasn’t just because of my diet but it was also due to stress and anxiety! Ofcourse when we get sick we only worry more and more everyday. Which aggravates the issue further. So key point here for long time or on and off sufferers is to find ways to relax! Find activities and hobbies to make  part of your lifestyle that make you happy and help you forget about your problems for a bit. I have noticed dancing, exercise and music helps me tremendously. There is always meditation and yoga. Some people like to play video games etc!

But that wasn’t the break through the doctor found she not only gave me some OTC acid blocking pills to take for 6 weeks but she also put me on anti anxiety pill for a few days as needed and lo and behold my long standing problem of 7 months went away. The same OTC pills didn’t work on their own prior to trying the anti anxiety pills. Now I am not telling you to abuse those pills. I am just saying you can always find ways to calm yourself down the natural way.

The second bout came when my doctor put me on naproxen for my foot pain. Most people know NSAID (anti inflammatory medication) tear up your stomach linning. Well a week later I was in stomach agnoy again. That is when I discovered Apple sauce. It became a breakfast staple for me every morning. Well sometimes I ate them for lunch too. Anytime I felt bad I ate them. Lo and behold the problem went away in a few weeks.

And then it happened again earlier this year. On January 3rd 2014, I realized the problem raised its ugly head again. I was put back on the meds again, both OTC and anti anxiety. I avoided taking the anxiety meds and tried to relax on my own. I stopped eating spicy food. Cut out coffee chocolate , juices and tea! Anything with flavor? forget it! No fried food nothing delicious. The pain wont go away. 6 weeks later I see my doctor again. This doctor is amazing and very positive she thought I was too young to be put on more meds and asked me a key question: “how much water do you drink?” and I realized I actually dont drink water apart from when taking meds or a glass before bed. She was shocked and I was embarrassed. I was asked to drink 8 glasses a day for 2 weeks and come back if I am not better and stop eating so clean. She wanted me to have a balanced diet.

It was really hard to drink 8 glasses a day. I was feeling extremely full and pudgy all day. Thats when I realized reading somewhere long time ago that if your stomach becomes too alkaline (ph base) your stomach produces more acid. That is where the misconception comes in. You think you are having acidity and you eat better only to make your self alittle too alkaline in your stomach. I was like let me find some french fries and add them to my diet that day at lunch. Guess what? it was like magic the pain went down! I slowly reduced the amount of water to 6 glasses and started eating a more balanced diet. And bam the problem was resolved.

Now why am I telling you all this? So you can try this out for yourself:

1) Drink more water!

2)Drink water half an hour to 20 minutes before you eat, especially if you are planning to eat something spicy or greasy. Well even coffee or chocolate. Think of it as a cleanser. It goes into your stomach and gets rid of all the toxins. So once all the acid and bad stuff is gone your stomach can start healing and feel happy.

3)If you see symptoms coming on, increase your uptake of water and cut down on extremely spicy, acidic or caffeinated products for a bit.

4) Apple sauce, the all nautral kind is a good neutralizing base to be eaten first thing in the morning while you are still experiencing symptoms for a few days.

5)Definitely raise the head of your bed for as long as your symptoms persists. I am over my pain but I am still sleeping with several pillows just in case!

6)Do not eat and lay down! Imaging all the food and acid going up your esophagus you don’t want that!

7) From my personal experience working out on a full stomach or semi full stomach brings on my pain. So now I work atleast 2.5 or 3 hours after eating.

8)Eat at regular intervals, smalls and frequent meals till the symptoms are gone. Keeping your stomach empty will aggravate the issue.

9)Wear looser clothes! Especially things that dont sit on your waist because thats where your stomach and esophagus meet. Loose pants for men. Low rise pants or better yet dresses for women.

But the main cure is RELAXATION AND WATER! these two paired together with a balanced diet will knock the socks off your acidity and reflux!

Let me know if you try this out and if it helps. Also feel free to add to comments anything that has helped you get rid of your reflux and acidity.

 

 

Always guessing what makeup colors are right for you? Try them for Free!

Hi lovelies,

I am super excited to share that I was contacted by one of the most innovative makeup website to work on a project with them. I was among the first few bloggers to be selected to test the website prior to their launch in the US and share my experience with my audience. This tool is like a dream come true for me because I have suffered for years from the problem of continuously going and buying the same exact shades of lipstick and eyeshadows over and over again.  Or just buying the cutest shade of makeup only to come home and find out it doesn’t look cute on me at all. The packaging has been ripped open by then and I have already put it against my skin. There is no way I am returning that stuff. Then ofcourse their is the mystery of how would something that my friend or coworker is wearing, would look on me? You can’t go around testing products in the store or asking your friends to share them with you. No thank you that just sounds a bit gross too. Sharing makeup leads to alot of different infections. It is also useful if you are someone who never wears makeup, now is your chance to see what it will look like on you without having to buy all the products right away! So how does GlamSt resolve this issue?

http://www.GlamSt.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glamstapp

GlamSt lets you upload a picture of yourself and I would suggest taking a good quality facial shot with no makeup on for best results. And choose from famous brands of makeup that we all know about, to apply to your picture. Okay I know how it sounds. I thought it would look tacky too just like those old hair style applications that were popping up on the internet in early 2000s but the IT person in me was completely taken aback by how real the makeup I was applying to the picture, looked. I even realized that my thought about not ever buying lipstick with a more orange tinge in it was a bad idea, they actually look great on my complexion. You can even see the details of the eyeliners and the mascara. And when you think that is it you can even apply different shades of concealers, blushes, face powders and foundations to your face. All and in All you get to play with makeup from top brands like clinique , Dior, Bobbie brown, NARS just to name a few. The options are endless and the results are very real life like. You even have the option to buy the products directly from GlamSt.

ChiclyCute GlamSt

GlamSt means alot to me not only because it is something that I find very useful and had been struggling with my entire life with but also because it was started by two women Engineers. Yes us techie girls love fashion and makeup too and its good to see other ladies using their skills to apply it to the makeup and fashion world.  I would like to also let you all know that I have not been paid by GlamSt in any way, shape or form. These opinions are all mine and true. If you don’t believe me head on over to http://www.glamst.com and try it out for yourself. Feel free to share your pictures on my facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/chiclycute or just leave a comment with your GlamSt link below! I would love to check them out.