Friday, June 29, 2012

FASHION: DIY- swimsuit cover

I'm sure you all have seen Andrea's Choice very creative video on how to make a super cute bikini cover up!! If not, come out from under that rock and check out the video here :p

Now, I don't have an old cotton dress, so for my first try I opt for an old pencil skirt that got oil stained.

This is what I did


1. Put card board between the skirt to avoid nipping the other side of the skirt. Then I start slowly cutting it into strips until I reach the waist band.



                                         2. I gently pull each string so they become rounded

            



3. I carefully tie adjacent strings together in knots, row by row (watch the video)



4. I cut off the bottom hem/fold and tag






Not too shabby!!


(OUTFIT with a real bikini next time, lol)

Next time I will try it with something flared (not straight/pencil)

Blessings
Jen

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

SNAPSHOTS

6.24/25.12


1. Top & bottom (not middle) hand bands by Kurzelle (her email : specialktl@gmail.com)
2. In a cab heading to a party
3. Sandals that night ('Dream Out Loud' by Selena Gomez :) on sale: $14 K Mart. Do. Not. Sleep)
4. Lunch/dinner. Went back to 123 in the City
5. SHOTS!
6. Pomegranate Margarita
7. Times Square NYC in front of Forever21 (jeans $13)

Blessings
Jen

Monday, June 25, 2012

MAKEUP: Before and After

Contemplating if I should do the 'Makeup in 5 (mins)' Tag on YouTube?? It'll give a little change of pace for my Channel, I think :)



Not that big of a difference...right??

Brows filled
Mascara
Black liner
Gold(ish) liner
Under-eye concealer
Blush
Lip stick

(I don't use powder or foundation)
I'm looking for a good, oil free moisturizer. Recommendations?



Blessings
Jen

Thursday, June 21, 2012

OUTFIT: Taste the Rainbow

It hit 95 degrees in NY today. I'm not complaining!!






Tshirt: K Mart
Shorts: H&M
Sandals: Rainbow
Belt: Aldo




Those shorts are on death row. By the end of the summer, they would be dead...Killin 'em!



Blessings
Jen






Monday, June 18, 2012

OUTFIT: Stars, Stripes & Yellow Bright


Simple fit for a night out
(PIC Light. Had too much fun, I forgot to take more pics :/ )



T Shirt: KMart $12
Shorts: H&M $13
Heels: Jessica Simpson (Old. I have to up my shoe game) about $60
Jewelry: Random

Blessings
Jen

Sunday, June 17, 2012

SNAPSHOTS

6.15.12




1. Sandals I bought at Strawberry: $10. Original Price? $20. *Pats self on back*
2. My view waiting for the J train
3. Simple Fit
4. Up-close shot! My hair did well :)
5. Super Cute sunnies at a store on Jamaica Av.

Hope you like this post.


Blessings
Jen

Thursday, June 14, 2012

HAIR: Bant-who?


So, I tried a bantu-out (for the 100th time). This time on dry, non-manipulated (no heat etc.) hair. I also did them a little smaller than usual.

                              Product used: Blue Magic Leave in Conditioner with Mango and Lime






                 I did this style for the boat-ride as well (sea-ing blue post) and it came out marvelous!!
                               UGH!! I am determined to MASTER the bantu- out. I will not give up. :)



 Results: 3/10


Blessings
Jen



Tuesday, June 12, 2012

OUTING: 620 8th Ave NYC

Lunch at Shnippers
~Fish Tacos~



                                                            If you were wondering:

                                                           Denim Jacket: H&M $30
                                                                Dress: H&M $15
                                                            Wedge (old): Aerosoles
                                                              Accessories: Random




~~I also saw that movie 'Prometheus'. Only agreed to cause Idris Elba was in there. His character was a bit funny too :) I'm not really into the syfy thing (unless it's x files), but it was a pretty good movie, especially the last... 2 mins *wink*~~

Happy Tuesday


Blessings
Jen



Saturday, June 9, 2012

HAIR: Bantu on Blown Out Natural Hair

This is my first try doing this 6-4-12

What I did

WASH: Creme of Nature Shampoo
Deep Condition/ Steam: Olive Oil Replenishing Pak (2 hrs)- no heat


CONDITION: Creme of Nature Conditioner

1. Apply Blue Magic Argon Oil with mango & lime
2. Apply Carol's Daughter CHOCOLAT Blow Dry Cream


3. Blow Dry- Tension Method
4. Apply Olive Oil
5. Bantu twist



I took some of the bantu out and clipped them back to tie my hair for the gym

Check out youtube video here

Results (6-5-12)





                                                                            SO 60s

Remember I have that undercut? (That i'm trying to grow out). I could not get my hair to stay down in the back, hence the 'pushed up' look.




                                                                     Rings of the day


Enjoy your weekend!!

Blessings
Jen

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

OUTING: 123

Burgers Shots Beers!!



Located 738 10th av bet 50th & 51st Streets.
Happy hr every day 11am-8pm (we beat the crowd)

Finally the partner in crime (lol) and I made it to this spot. Bin planning this since about January!




Everything was pretty on point except our bill. We ate and drank ourselves over our budget...or did we??hmmm



It's a great place to hang out for cheap shots and yummy fast food. We recommend the 'Alabama Slam Her' shot! *giggles* I know you did too :)




Times Square- The guy on the left (with no t-shirt) was 1 second from flipping over those kids. Talented!!

Blessings
Jen

Monday, June 4, 2012

OUTFIT: 'Sea-ing Blue'

...and Outing.
The 'plan way in advance' Virgo wins again :)

I swore this annual Baby Blue boat ride was June 8th, not June 1st at 8pm!! LOL Oh well, I was ready.



                                                                 Teamsoca.com cup :)


Romper: KMart $17
Jewelry: Random
Wedge: Aerosoles (old)
Denim jacket: H&M $30
Nail Color: Brucci 'Mi Papi'

I usually use the scarf to tie my hair down after I style it so my hair will lay flat. That night, it looked good with the outfit, so hey...




Hair: Bantu Out...then rain fell :/ *sigh*




Hope you had a great weekend!



Check out my vid on YT here

Blessings
Jen