31 Gorgeous Lips Photo-A-Day Challenge: Day 1

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One of my awesome followers on Instagram, Empressl, tagged me to join her in this 31 Gorgeous Lips Photo-A-Day Challenge. Thought I’d share it with you all, if you’d like to join please do so. xx

Day 1: All time favorite lipstick. Hands down, that would be Hourglass Cosmetics’ Icon. What’s yours?
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FOTD

I freaking ❤️ this Flawless palette from Revolution Makeup. US drugstore makeup companies could take a page out of UK drugstore companies makeup book. These shadows are everything great. IMG_2850.JPG

{Gucci} Beauty Review

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Gucci launched a beauty line a few weeks ago and thank goodness it fell on my birthday week–I did not come out of pocket. The beauty line consists of lipsticks, lip glosses, lip pencils, face powders, concealers,eyeshadows, nail polishes,serums, blushes, bronzers, cleansers, brushes and of course they always had fragrances. Whew! That’s a lot. They came out the gate strong! Kindaaaaa.

I received 2 lipsticks and a face powder. In the end I kept the 2 lippies. I’ll do my usual quick review and attach a video at the end which includes swatches and more of moi.

The skinny: You are paying a premium price for their products. No surprise there. While I only have lipsticks, I can tell you the lipstick formula is awesooooome but the color lacks “power” (as my girlfriend would say). I would wait until this collection reaches stores; there is essentially no return policy.

Lipsticks: great formula but not true to color; I thought I was getting a crimson red and I got an orangey red; I thought I was getting burgundy and I got red! Too funny. Luckily I still like them. As you can see in the photo above, I like one more than the other.

Face powder/concealer: not for brown women

BEWARE: Gucci does not have a good return policy! If you swatch it, nick it, you own it. You cannot return it if you try it and don’t like it. NO bueno.

Lip Factory Inc Beauty Box First Impression

Yes! This months box is a good one. I am excited to try the eyeshadow trio more than anything. Please watch this short video (6 mins) to get my first impression and swatches on the items plus some chit chat of course. Thanks in advance for watching and details listed in the about section. xox, Pascha

Inspire Hope + $100 IKEA GC Giveaway

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Hi everyone!  Giving back is so important to me and one of the things I love about IKEA is their amazing efforts in giving back to the community. IKEA Atlanta is raising awareness to help our youth…our future. Please take a moment to read more about the Devereux Georgia Hope Event and if you are in the greater Atlanta Area I urge you to buy a ticket (see details below) to this charity event. Thank you in advance. Help IKEA help our youth #DevereuxGA.

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Details:
Devereux Georgia will host its Annual Hope Event on Thursday October 2, 2014 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  The Devereux Georgia Treatment Network (Devereux Georgia), is part of the Devereux Foundation, Inc.  Founded in 1912, Devereux is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit behavioral health organizations with 13 centers in 11 states.

Since 1973, Devereux Georgia has provided new hopes, new dreams, and new choices to youth who are suffering from emotional and behavioral challenges brought on by mental illness, sexual exploitation, abuse, neglect, and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities.  The continuum of care provided by Devereux Georgia includes a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, community-based treatment programs, Specialty Foster Care program, and a SACS-accredited school.  With Devereux Georgia’s help, youth develop the confidence and competency to achieve once-unthinkable goals such as literacy, graduation from high school, or the acquisition of basic job readiness skills to become successful and productive members of our community.

The event benefiting Devereux Georgia will be held at the Marietta Country Club, located at 1400 Marietta Country Club Drive in Kennesaw, Georgia. Guests will enjoy dinner, cocktails, and music along with a silent auction showcasing works of art created by Devereux youth. The featured guest speaker of the evening will be Lynn Garson, Esq., mental health advocate and author of the novel “Southern Vapors.”   Ms. Garson will also be joining nationally renowned child psychiatrist, Dr. Yolanda Graham, in a panel discussion on mental health issues and treatment.

To purchase tickets and for more information please visit www.devereux.org/hopeevent or call 770-427-0147.

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7 Essential Fall Wardrobe Buys

Fall is finally in the air here in Georgia.  While tee shirts and shorts are still acceptable the mornings are a whole lot cooler.  I’m wearing a smile right now as I look out my window…air-conditioning off and windows open.  I have a few hours before temps hit 80 degrees and taking full advantage of airing out my house.  This post is totally sponsored by my mood right now. A lot of trends are returning but here are my 7 essentials I am excited about.

7 Essential Fall Wardrobe Buys

 

Parka: Love it for fall and it can be layered to be worn through winter. I was fortunate to receive a camo parka from a follower a few months ago and I cannot wait to wear it (I have been washing in hot water to distress it and looking to embellish it).

Sweater Dress: Great way to be warm and cute and I love pairing mine with knee-high boots.

Chunky Sweater: Yay! Hides all my issues. Super warm and fun to layer underneath with contrasting colors.

Animal Print: I prefer to wear animal print subtly via accessories or shoes. Leopard and snake print over zebra any day,

Skinny Sweatpants: On the fence about this but willing to try. Finding a pair long enough will be my challenge but I do like how it looks when worn properly.

Torn Denim: Yes, please.

Faux Fur: If you’ve been following me for a while you knoooooow I love fur. Yes, yes, yes. Faux fur allows me to be environmentally friendly and stylish. Love.

What are your fall essentials or new trend you want to try this year?

New Fashion: Stories…by Kelly Osbourne

 

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SO excited to for the launch of this line, named Stories…  on September 25th. I was reading all about it on People  and decided to share with you all here.  I have always loved Kelly Osbourne’s style…so fun and edgy and classy.  I love her style so when I first heard about the line I was online to dig up details and I was too thrilled to see the sketches above. Great pieces.  I look forward to seeing more when it launches.  I pray, oh I pray, the quality is good.  I read somewhere that she chose the same company that produces the Kardashian line, Jupi.  I know nothing about the quality of the Kardashian line so I wait to find out for myself.

Quick Facts:
sizing will be up to size 24
pricing will not change based on size
13 head to toe looks
pricing range is $55 to $170
will be available on HSN and Bluefly

See more photos here via WWD and here via People.

Trending: Printed Denim Jeans

Who: YOU!
What: Printed denim.
Why: Eye catching detail and bold color contrasts make this trend so versatile.

Still here for this fall/winter season! Printed denim is a great way to be comfortable and make a fashion statement. I currently don’t own any printed denim but am seriously hoping to find a pair this fall/winter. I have been looking for just the right pair of camo jeans. The fit has to be on point. The black + white pair would be out-of-the-box for me but I’m open. Is this a trend you are currently rocking or open to trying for the first time?

Printed Denim: Trending