Fashion

The Calling Kimono Part II

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

This is a continuation of the post from yesterday (find it here).   Let’s dive into some super cute kimono options!

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Arizona Square Chiffon Kimono, JCP, $10.80 on sale!
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Arizona Short Sleeve Floral Kimono: JCP, $16.80 on sale!
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Libby Edelman Elbow Sleeve Floral Kimono: JCP, $37.50 on sale

Also, JCPenney is having an awesome 3-day sale, Cyber in July.  Everything is 30% and right now the sandals are on sale for buy 1 get 2 free!  Not sure how long that is going to last, but check it out if you’re in the market for some new sandals.  There are all kinds of sales going on over there, so check it out!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion

The Calling Kimono

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Have you ever been getting ready and had the feeling that you must wear a certain item that day?  This phenomenon occasionally happens to me, but it was strong this morning.  The kimono was calling my name, saying “wear me!  wear me right now!”

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Recipe Style from vivimarks.com

I got so many compliments on this outfit today and I felt fabulous in it!  I wonder if I got more compliments because of the outfit or because I was feeling confident about it?   Something to ponder…

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Usually, my favorite pieces in my closet or in my jewelry box are the ones that have a story behind them.  This kimono was made by my very talented bestie, Becca.  People are amazed when I tell them she made this because it looks so professionally done!  I’ve also worn it in cold weather look here.  Kimonos are a versatile clothing option.  They can be worn any time of year as they provide warmth in the winter yet are light and breezy enough to be cool in the summer.  That’s a win-win in my book!

Do you wear kimonos?

That’s all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

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Fashion

Waiting for the Right Look

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

From the moment I saw today’s inspiration photo on Pinterest, I’ve been wanting to recreate it.  I’ve attempted a few times, but it just wasn’t quite right.  This time, though, was a win!

Recipe Style:

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From CStyle Blog

I love the simplicity of this outfit.  The addition of the sandals and pop of color from the necklace gives the look just the right amount of interest.

My Style:

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For the restyle, I opted for a coral pop of color, which is perfect for summer!  Otherwise, I tried to stick as close as possible to the original look.  I’m loving how this outfit turned out.  It was definetly worth waiting to get this restyle right!

Do you wear leggings in the summer?

Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

P.S.  I got a new do!  It’s a little shorter than I imagined, but I’m definetly not mad at it!  I let the hair stylist just do her thing.  Do you give free reins to your stylist or is that crazy?

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Beauty, Makeup

How to Wear Concealer the Right Way

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Color correct, color correct, color correct! When it comes to hiding those dark under eye circles, it seems that’s all you hear about. While that may help some people, it’s not the end all be all cure. Color correcting doesn’t really help me, which was so frustrating until I found out why.

photogrid_15292680745022751713625143180299.jpgA couple of months ago, I was perusing through beauty videos on YouTube when I stumbled across a Sephora video called How to: Cover Under Eye Circles. Instantly, I was intrigued and hit the play button. Here I learned some people have shadows under their eyes and no amount of color correcting is going to fix that. Cool, so it’s not just me. That’s a relief!  Now, how do I fix the shadows?  The video goes on to explain how to do just that.  While I’ll do my best to explain the techniques described in the video here, I would encourage you to go watch said video.  There’s just no substitiute for seeing how to do something.  Afterall, we are a monkey see, monkey do people, amiright?

photogrid_15292681046204070196965043020950.jpgBascially, you start the concealing process by applying a concealer under your eyes in a triangle shape.  For this part, I use the Maybelliene Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Concealer + Treatment concealer.  It’s one of my all-time favorite concealers!  Be sure to blend, blend, blend!  I usually use my finger but you could use a small brush or sponge just as easily.

photogrid_15292682360842502123274538254062.jpgThe second step is where we conceal the shadow.  For this I use the Maybelliene Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer in Light.  It’s important to use a color that’s a shade lighter than your skin tone.  This will help bounce the light off your under eye in a way that will give the illusion of smoothness.  No shadows here!  You want to apply the concealer just along the outside of the shadow.  For my eye shape, this follows along just above my eye socket bone, if that makes sense.  I start at the inner corner and follow that line to the outer corner.  Next, I take a small concealer brush and blend in place and slightly downward.  Never blend up as you will lose the illusion we’re trying so hard to create.  I promise this will make more sense in the video.  Even after watching the video, this technique takes some practice.  If you’re a natural born artist, this might come easier for you.  For me, though, I can barely draw stick people so creating this illusion on my eye was more challenging.  After practicing, it becomes easier and easier.

There you have it!   Now you know all the secrets of flawless undereyes!  Go share them with your besties!

That’s all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Fashion

That’s Just My Signature

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

photogrid_15300649167332609024668415972375.jpgphotogrid_15300648863527292363757477065661.jpgphotogrid_15300648195423936045884742967604.jpgphotogrid_15300647780625100283866510400465.jpgphotogrid_15300648508647815483570454812421.jpgphotogrid_1530064597683917800213453319638.jpgphotogrid_1530064739340667136207458465965.jpgI think it’s safe to say my signature color is pink.  Love me some pink!  I’m fully embracing this fact.  Today, I went all out and added some super fun pink jewelry to go with my look.  This might be a little over-the-top for work, but turns out I don’t really care.  The jewelry made me happy and added interest to the outfit.  I did get quite a few compliments and someone even said that I had inspired her to get out her fun jewelry!  That’s the ultimate compliment in my mind!

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Guys, something amazing happened!  The day I wore this outfit I had tacos for lunch that I consumed in my car.  What I was thinking, I have no idea.  I didn’t even spill on my white jeans, though!  It was a miracle!

What’s your signature color?

That’s all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Craft Ideas, DIY, Fashion, Holidays, Home Decor, Summer

Summer Holidays

Happy 4th of July, lovelies!  I hope you’re having a fabulous day spending quality time with friends and family!

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Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Check out some of my previous 4th of July posts below!

4th of July Week: Centerpieces

4th of July Week: Snack Time

4th of July Week: The Outfit

4th of July Week: Rice Candles

4th of July Week: For the Kiddos

For the Love of the Game

Show Your Spirit

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Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Fashion

Teal Memories

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Recipe Style:
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From Beauty Darling

It was love at first sight when I saw today’s inspiration photo.  I wanted to recreate the look but didn’t have a white shirt with the right neckline for a long necklace.  Instead, I opted for this brown top, kept the bootcut jeans and teal accessories, and added sandals and a fun teal bag.  Overall, I’m loving the look!

My Style:

photogrid_15296330267753923875589134884918.jpgphotogrid_15296331146571252903963659207879.jpgphotogrid_15296330864064554779898186582366.jpgphotogrid_15296252478447691840797256232677.jpgphotogrid_15296330591513815115441154912051.jpgphotogrid_15296331469628689643055961442574.jpgFunny story about the bag.  So my mom and I found this while thrifting at Goodwill in my hometown a few months ago.  It brought back some great memories!  When I was in junior high or high school, my mom and I redecorated my bathroom.  The fabric of this bag was the fabric we used for the curtains!!!  What a find!

photogrid_15296252822978454778272135668379.jpgThat’s all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Beauty, Makeup, Product Review

Blushing Blush

Milani Baked Blush

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today, let’s talk blushing. Not the embarrassing kind but the makeup kind. Blushes are a dime a dozen these days. Chances are if you pick up a blush at the drugstore it’s not going to be a complete dud. Good blushes are harder to find and even harder to identify in the sea of blushes. Don’t despair, though, I’ve got you covered.

These baked blushes from Milani were on sale at my mom’s local Wal-Mart. Being the sweet lady she is, she picked up a couple for me too (thanks, Mom!). I’m so glad she did! These blushes are amazing and so pretty! They are crazy pigmented and blend out flawlessly. I’m not normally a fan of baked products as I think they are challenging to use, but these are fabulous! If you’re looking for a new blush in your life, I highly recommend this one!

What’s your favorite blush?

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by! See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

Fashion

It’s Gonna Be Bright

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

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I love me some bright colors in the summer!  Well, maybe always, but especially in the summer.  I mean seriously, how can you be sad in bright yellow and pink?  It’s nearly impossible!  See my winter and spring looks with this color combo.  Clearly, I love being bright!

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Shirt: DKNY Jeans c/o thredUP (similar) // Sweater: JCP, $25 (similar) // Tank top: Canyon River Blues, $7 (similar)  // Skirt: Old Navy c/o thredUP (similar) // Purse: SAK, gift (similar) // Sandals: JCP, gift (similar) // Necklace: Charming Charlie, $15 (similar) // Cage Bracelet c/o FabFitFun Spring 2017, $80 (similar)

For today’s look, I paired a bright yellow top with a pink tank, a matching pink sweater, and a jean skirt.  I finished off the look with some cute metallic sandals, a pink statement necklace, and a teal purse compliments of my sweet friend Becca (thanks, Becca!).  I love the vibe that pop of the teal gives the rest of the outfit.  It’s a little boost of something special and unexpected!

What’s your favorite bright color to wear in the summer?

That’s all for today.  Thanks for stopping by!  See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn

 

Beauty, Budget Shopping, Makeup, Product Review

The Best BB Cream

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Summer is in full swing! I don’t know about you, but I’m not super fussy with my makeup in the summer. Quick and easy application is key because I want to go outside and play! BB Creams are the answer to all my foundation needs in the summer (and on any rushed morning for that matter!).

Last summer, I reviewed 5 of my favorite BB Creams (see that post here) and asked you all what your favorites were. I got the best recommendation from my lovely friend Sue over at Wine Wows! from Sue (if you need a wine rec or dinner idea, do yourself a favor and go read her blog right now!). She told me about Maybelline Dream BB Fresh.

Guys, this stuff is amazing! The coverage of this product is stellar for a BB Cream. It glides on easily using your fingers making application a breeze. As far as the color range goes they have 3 options: Light/Medium (that’s what I have), Medium, and Medium/Deep.  I find that most BB creams just blend so well into the skin that they just end up enhancing the skin’s tone, so an exact color match is not required.  Plus, since it has SPF already, you don’t need to apply an additional sunscreen!  Score!

This has quickly become my favorite BB Cream and one I’m sure to be rocking all summer long! I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t tried it yet. It’s so good!

What’s the best product recommendation that you’ve ever received?

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by! See you guys in my next post!

lylas,

MissyAnn