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Add some sparkle or unique, one of a kind jewelry pieces to your shopping list this coming holiday season from Fragments Jewelry.  Fragments is a trendsetting boutique that offers both fashion and fine jewelry which includes: statement necklaces, bangles, gemstones, and bridal jewelry.  Continue Reading –>

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Massage Envy Spa Facials

October 23, 2014 · 0 comments

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DISCLOSURE: I am a member of Massage Envy Spa. I was invited and received in-kind service from them in consideration for this post. The opinions expressed was not influenced and is honest. 

Someone asked me earlier this year what my secret was for maintaining my “youthful” appearance. Well, most of the credit goes to great genes, some of it has to do with my own regimen at home and some of the credit definitely has to go to the Massage Envy Spa with whom I have held a membership now for a little over two years. Continue Reading –>

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to do some on air “modeling” on Connecticut’s WTNH 8 Connecticut Style news magazine.  People always ask me to do behind the scene stuff when it comes to fashion shows so when I received the request, I jumped at the opportunity to step out from behind the scenes and outside of my comfort zone. It actually turned out to be a lot of fun. If you look closely, you will notice though that I was working hard to stifle the laugh as I did my best QVC/Shopping Network  model imitation.  A big thanks to blogger and stylist Shaunya Hartley who plucked me from “obscurity” on the web to do this segment. You can check out her blog  www.ShopEatandSleep.com

XoXo, Natasha

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The start of autumn provides a great chance to revamp your wardrobe and style. If you’re ready to switch up your makeup routine this season, try swapping out your usual products to try out the following trendy looks!

1. Metallic Hues

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Eyes, lips, and cheeks all sparkled on the runways with the use of metallic-tinted makeup. Sleek silver and glamorous gold can bring a number of looks to life, whether you prefer a subtle shimmer to your eye shadow or prefer a full-on rock and roll look. Choose a matching lip and eye makeup duo with a silver tint, or opt for flecks of gold placed in the inner corners of the eyes to widen and brighten them.

2. Natural skin coverage

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A fresh, dewy complexion is perhaps the biggest trend this season, with many runway models looking as if they’d just cleaned their faces before walking. Yet at the same time they were sporting light, flawless coverage. Tweak your skincare formula to prepare for the colder weather this season, using smoothing serums and all-purpose moisturizers. With a blend of sheer foundation and concealer that perfectly matches your skin tone; you’ll look both natural and flawless. You can still contour away to look like you’ve just had a rhinoplasty Sydney with Dr. Jeremy Hunt, but the key is to ease up on bronzer and blush to go au naturel.

3. Berry-stained lips

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There’s a lot to be said for the natural look, but another hot trend this fall is to pucker up with a berry-inspired pout. Bright, cheerful shades ranging from raspberry to blackberry manage to be both natural and flattering on most skin tones, so don’t be afraid to slick on a juicy layer before stepping out. For a daytime look, choose a sheer lip stain loaded up with moisturizers and sun protection, to keep your lips looking and feeling supple as the temperature drops.

4. Geometric patterns

Fitting in with this season’s mod 1960s theme, geometric patterns can be a fun use of makeup. Rather than smudging and blending, use eyeliner to create sharp definition around the eye, and complement this with eye shadow to create the shape of your choosing.

5. Big, bold lashes

You’ve probably worn false eyelashes for a special occasion or big night out before, but the spidery look is in this fall even for a daytime stroll. You can either choose high-volume mascara or fill in your natural lash line with a set of falsies. For a slightly more natural but no less dramatic look, choose individual false eyelashes that you can glue in between your natural set. This way, no one will be able to tell where your natural eyelashes end.

This fall’s makeup looks offer a wide range of diversity to play around with. Whether you prefer a barefaced look or love to play with color and shapes, you’ll find no shortage of new products to enjoy.

 

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How To Remove Makeup

October 15, 2014 · 1 comment

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Today I am sharing how to remove makeup at night.  If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I’ve been experimenting with and wearing makeup of lately. I’ve learned from experience, that it is not enough to just wash makeup off in the shower. Certain brands of foundation and mascara need extra help in order to remove it completely.  Through trial and error, I’ve come up with this three-step process to remove my makeup.  Please note that this is what works for me. This might not be ideal for your skin type, especially if you have sensitive skin.    Continue Reading –>

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NFL Women's Apparel Style Lounge

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I had the chance to attend the NFL’s women’s style lounge when it made its first stop at Gillette Stadium {home to the New England Patriots football team, New England Revolution soccer team and University of Massachusetts football team} in Foxboro, Massachusetts a few weeks ago.  Continue Reading –>

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Jojoto Venezuelan Restaurant Connnecticut

Jojoto {pronounced hohoto} located in Branford, Connecticut, offers traditional Venezuelan food with a modern twist .

Last Saturday I met with hospitality publicist  Andrea Viscuso at Jojoto’s, a new restaurant that offers authentic Venezuelan food in Connecticut.  Jojoto’s, is owned by Venezuelan native Victor Figueroa, and his wife Nichola. The Food Network’s, Neil Fuentes {aka the Singing Chef} who is also a native of Venezuela is the Executive Chef. Continue Reading –>

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Brow Power

October 1, 2014

Eyebrows are one of the most distinctive facial features and serve many important roles. This year, show your brows a little extra TLC with nourishing, enhancing and sculpting products from RevitaLash Cosmetics, IT Cosmetics and Milani Cosmetics!

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One Direction Releases Makeup Line

September 29, 2014

A press sample was provided courtesy of Brandbacker. The opinions expressed within are my own. One Direction has expanded their merchandising to include something that they know their tween fan base would definitely love, Makeup by One Direction. Yes, you read that right, the famous boy band that got their start on the U.K. franchise […]

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Five Shoes That Every Woman Should Own

September 25, 2014

Buying trendy shoes each season is an easy and cost-effective way to instantly upgrade your wardrobe. Yet no matter how many pairs of on-trend leopard print platforms you buy this year, there are a few types of shoes that every woman goes back to time and time again. Although they may be safe, they are timeless […]

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