Outfit Post: Last bit of warmth, florals and H&M Studio 2014

Hi lovely,

Life is just getting busier and busier on my end. My work day is getting extensively long with several crazy work projects currently on my plate. I am hoping this job will really make me push the boundaries of having to make decisions. I like being the voice of reason as an IT person. I tell people their options what is good and bad…then suggest solutions. I don’t like to sign my name off on these decisions…but now? I have to. So I am learning to be a bit more comfortable with it. I am also launching my self improvement before my birthday this November. I have over time become so lost in the world and drifted so far away from the girl that I knew and used to like being. When some turmoil happens in the world, I used to get upset and cry…now? Now I get mad…it’s one thing to spread awareness, its another to feel angry. I’d rather cry and try to change the world than be mad and change the world. You don’t put negative in the world when trying to eliminate it …kind of sounds stupid.

So…this year, I am going to take myself back from where I came, be the nice polite girl I used to be. Change needs to be mental, emotional and ofcourse physical. I am trying to squeeze gym time in the 3 hours I get each night before bed, it is really tough because I can’t work out after eating and by the time I get home, I am starving. But when there is a will there is a way.

Now to the outfit. I saw this top online at H&M website as a part of their Studio Fall and Winter 2014 collection. It never arrived in my local stores by where I live unfortunately. But I was too scared to buy the top online. It oddly started at a size 6 and I am a size 2 or a 4 depending on what the material is. Lo and behold before I could even think, it was sold out in 2 hours! Well…womp womp womp. But the following weekend I was hanging out with Hubby and his bestfriend in DC…and decided to check out a store in DC. Wellllll there was this top staring at me in the face and one size 6 was smiling at me. I tried it on and somehow it fits! And fits beautifully. Soooo it came home with me. I was going to wait till November to wear it on my birthday with something flowy at the bottom but I know its going to be cold then. It is always harder to picture such items in winter cause you don’t want to die of pneumonia outside! Let me know what you guys think?

 

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Top: H&M Studio AW 14

Pencil Skirt: H&M

Studded Flats: Kenneth Cole

Pearl Bangle: Gifted

Watch: G by Guess

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Outfit Post: Labor Day florals

Hi lovelies,

I am officially working really hard to become the best me by my birthday this year. The best me I can be mentally and physically. As well as revert back to some of the good habits I used to have growing up. I will be talking a lot more about this in coming posts but with that said I will try to be the best blogger in the coming weeks as well. I still remember the time when I could do it all. When time and the length of my to do list didn’t matter. I took chores with a smile on my face and took pride in finishing them. I still remember friends asking how do I manage to hold 3 jobs and take 21 credits most semesters and now? sigh don’t even ask me what I am doing right now. I mean to some people I am still one of the busiest person around but I have known myself as a busier person and I’d like to be that busy cheerful person again.

Anyway enough of all this for now. Here is what I wore on Labor Day weekend. I seem to be enjoying DC a tad bit too much and keep getting drawn to it even on my days off. I have also gotten soooo used to just walking everywhere. Starting the new job I had this major fear of public transport and being stranded and now? I can just walk where I have to go instead, and then find back up options. Keeps one healthy and strong as well. Sooo we ended up in DC again and I took my hubby to Burger, Tap and shake, their burgers are delicious! And I will proclaim that they have the best onion rings I HAVE EVER HAD! The batter is delicious and the onions don’t get pulled out of the batter when you try to eat them. PERFECTION.

Anyway lately I have been on a streak of trying to find LONGER dresses and skirts and things that can be worn to work and still be cool and sexy enough to be worn out. This dress is a perfect example of such an outfit. It is floral but is neutral enough to be worn through out Fall and winter (like I care about that? I wear whatever colors I want through out the year because what works for you…should never be put away for next season). The dress is one of the million dresses I have bought that I am planning to shoot in a :work to night out” haul video. Unfortunately last time I was shooting my camera died midway so I have to finish recording the rest. Trust me I have been hard at work for you guys! The quality of the pictures got a bit pixelated because my hubby was trying out the new DSLR lens we bought. And they looked perfect on the small DSLR screen but when we pulled them up on the computer…I was thoroughly disappointed but the pictures from the next day with the right setting seems to have come out perfect which I would be posting soon as well. How was your labor day? and what did you wear?

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Dress: H&M(Here)

Bag: The Limited (Similar in a different color)

Flats: Kenneth Cole

Watch: Guess

Bracelet: H&M

 

 

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!

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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.

GlamSt

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:
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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.

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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