Underwear Every Woman Needs!

Beauty is difficult to define because it’s highly subjective. I’m sure we’ve all heard that a person can look beautiful on the outside, yet be ugly on the inside. Although we may all have our own opinions on what makes a person beautiful, I fully stand by the fact that a person’s physical appearance can only go so far if they possess a rotten soul. This got me thinking about the clothes we buy, and how much we pay attention to how our clothes look on the outside, but always neglect what stands between us and our beautiful clothes….yeah, our underwear.

Today is going to be a blog post all about the types of underwear every woman needs! I never thought I would write about how serious it is to have the right type of underwear, but today is the day!

Go to your closet and think about your personal choices for a minute. Is there a certain trend that you are seeing in your closet? Do you own a lot of clothing in the same color? Are most of your clothes more flowy or form fitting? Make a mental note, and now go look inside your underwear drawer and see if you notice a lot of the same type of underwear. Are they all bikinis? Are they all briefs? Are they colorful or neutral? Cotton or lacey? Think about this.

Now be honest with yourself…does it look like the underwear you have right now has seen better days? Aside from that, do they look like they are good matches for the types of clothes you wear? If you’re not sure how to answer that, please keep reading!

I broke the types of underwear you need in 3 categories. If you wear the right underwear for the right things, you’ll be amazed by how it can improve your appearance, slim you down and benefit your personal hygiene.

The Best Underwear For Jeans

The Problem: Jeans and pants in general have earned themselves a love/hate relationship and one of the main reasons is because they make us aware that we have gained a little weight. There has been times where I have put on a pair of pants and they feel a little snug. Automatically my day is ruined and I second guess all my eating choices for the day because my self esteem just got lowered when I struggled to button my pants. Every time this happened, I would step back and look at myself in the mirror and start looking at my “hip dips” and muffin top and I would feel like my jeans emphasized that.

If that muffin top sounds like something you can relate to, I’m going to tell you that it’s not your jeans fault, it’s your underwear’s!

The Solution: Look at where the waistline of your jeans hit, and plan accordingly!

The lower the rise of your jeans, the more it looks like you have a muffin top. Stick to mid-rise bottoms and make sure that your underwear is also mid-rise!

Mid-rise bottoms sit right below the belly button, so I recommend investing in Hipsters  underwear. You can find these just about anywhere. I personally get mines from Target, but another great place to go is Bare Necessities. They sell all types of underwear here and I prefer them over Victoria’s Secret when it comes to underwear that is used for every day wear. Here is how Hipsters underwear sits on your hips. Hipsters underwear also covers your butt cheeks because you also want to avoid showing your panty line. My plus size readers, check out the site, Woman Within to see great underwear options.

The Best Underwear For Athletics

Cotton. If you are going to do any physical activity, please make sure that your underwear is cotton material. At this point, the fit does not matter as much as the material. This is going to get personal for a second, but it must…if you are a woman who shaves down there, you know that in-grown hairs can get bad if you are not careful when you shave. However, in-grown hairs can get worse with the help of your sweat. They will hurt more, cause an itch, and last longer!

If you are not someone who shaves there, please still make sure you wear cotton underwear. When you are working up a sweat, you still need to allow her to breathe down there. Any underwear that is polyester or micro fiber, will not allow her to breathe. This means that over time she can build up an odor that not only you will smell. I’m serious. I have been surrounded by other girls at the gym and I can smell them. I do not mean to make anyone feel embarrassed or uncomfortable, but I really do not want you to be that person.

For athletics, buy Fruit of The Loom or Hanes underwear packs that are 100% cotton. I just bought myself some Hanes ones from Target. Click to shop my personal favorite here

This image below is from Woman Within. A great cotton option for plus size.
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The Best Underwear For Dresses

Is your dress form fitting or flowy?

For flowy dresses, your biggest concern is that a gust of wind is going to blow and your skirt is going to go up. Make sure that your underwear matches the main color that is on your dress and are either briefs, hipsters or boyshorts. Remember earlier how I said you need to make sure that your underwear covers your cheeks? You want to make sure your cheeks are covered when wearing any flowy skirt. I personally wear boy shorts for flowy bottoms like these from Aerie.

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For form-fitting dresses, you need underwear that is light weight, a neutral color and a higher rise. This is when it is okay to wear polyester underwear. The material is thin and no one will be able to see the outline of it which will make you look flawless! This is the type of underwear that is perfect for form fitting dresses. I’m totally against spanx so this is a much more comfy and practical option. Body Toner Smoothing underwear pack was bought at Target.

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If the dress material is super thin, ALWAYS wear underwear that matches your skin tone. Especially if you plan on having pictures taken. The flash will show the world your hot pink underwear that’s underneath your black dress! Don’t be that person.

I hope you all learned something today and that you keep these things in mind the next time you need to go underwear shopping. Thank you to everyone that read this far.

Happy Saturday and stay stylish!

 

 

 

 

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Updated Hair Care Routine

A week ago I went to get my hair touched up and if you’ve been following me for a while, you understand that since I have a darker red color, my hair will look brunette whenever I take photographs indoors. Some of my followers were asking me if I had let go of my red locks and went back to my natural hair color. NEVER.

After taking pictures and snaps with my hair in sunlight, it was obvious that my red locks were still on and looking better than ever now that I have an updated hair care routine! This blog is going to be dedicated to telling you all about a new product I have been using that has really worked wonders for my hair and it is currently on sale at Ulta right now until June 2nd!

Here are some basic things about my hair care routine that have made a very big difference for the overall health of my hair:

  1. Cutting an inch off when I go to the salon as opposed to just a trim.
  2. Wearing caps and sunhats outside. The sun will definitely fade red hair.
  3. Using a heat protection spray before curling or straightening
  4. Combing my hair BEFORE I shower.
  5. Putting conditioner at the ends of my hair first and then shampooing my scalp.

I’m not going to lie, I rarely wear my hair natural. If you want an idea of what my hair naturally looks like, just look at this picture of Eddie Vedder 

Anyways, I want to talk about that new product that you can get on sale at Ulta right now that has really helped the lifespan of my red hair last way longer in between salon visits!

Joico

Joico is a hair care brand that specializes colored treated hair. It is the perfect brand for anyone who may have alternative hair colors such as red, blonde, pink, purple, blue, green…you name it! Ulta’s sale on these products which is normally $16.99 per bottle, is on sale at 2 for $20!

Here is how I use this product: I wash my hair every 4 days, so generally twice a week. Every other wash is with this shampoo as opposed to my Sexy Hair Shampoo which is also on sale for 2 for $20!

The reason that I only use it every other time is because the Joico shampoo is very strong and can sometimes dry out your hair if you use it too frequently. You have been warned! Whether you have red hair, purple hair, pink hair or rainbow colored hair, really think about investing in this brand. It has not let me down and my hair is really looking more vibrant than ever!

It is always a good thing to adjust your hair routine as the weather changes and since we are about to go into much hotter weather and endless days with a happy yet merciless sun, I thought it would be a good idea to blog about an update summer hair care routine. I also want to quickly mention this hair sunscreen I am trying right now that has impressed me so far: Sun Bum’s 3 in 1 Leave In Conditioning Treatment. It is a spray that really works wonders and yes, this brand sells skin care treatments. All their products smell heavenly and I am really obsessed with this brand!

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That’s all I have for you guys, let me know what you think of this post and I just want to say, have a great weekend and stay stylish!

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Removing Makeup. Easy As 1, 2, 3!

Long time no talk everyone! How are you? I’m happy to be back to blogging away and hopefully growing my blogging family. I enjoy hearing from you all and I have always wanted to know how you all remove your makeup. This idea kinda just popped into my head as I found myself removing my makeup not even 5 minutes ago. I know it’s still early, but I have been wearing my makeup all day and since I know that I am staying in tonight, I decided to let my skin breathe and remove my makeup a little earlier than usual.

If you’re anything like me, you actually enjoy putting makeup on, but dread the mess of washing it off.

I love taking my time to put on my makeup, but when it comes to removing it, I just want it to be very quick, effective, and easy to do. I use two different products to remove my makeup and then I use one product to help me moisturize.

Step 1: Make up Wipes

My go to makeup wipes are the Wondra Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes

 These make up wipes will remove your eye makeup and not burn your eyes. There are 40 wipes included in each pack and these have really been the only makeup wipes that have truly worked out for me. I use these wipes first thing when removing my makeup and they are mainly put to use with removing my eye makeup only. wondra

2. For the rest of my face, I like to use a face wash that will not only remove my makeup but also exfoliate my skin. My go-to exfoliator is St. Ives Apricot Scrub

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3. Now that all my makeup is removed, I put on a moisturizer. The one I really like to use is No. 7’s Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil

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A little goes a long way with this product and it has been really useful after my skin has been drying out so much from the winter. This product also smells beautiful! It’s worth the price and will last you a long time.

Taking off makeup is something that I do every night. I rarely go a day without wearing any makeup to be completely honest, but I absolutely love makeup and I actually wake up every morning looking forward to putting it on. I have always dreaded the process of removing makeup, but I realized that it doesn’t have to be complicated. You don’t have to have a crazy long “get unready with me” routine like all the famous YouTubers do. Removing makeup can seriously be easy as 1, 2, 3!

Don’t overthink things, and stay stylish!

5 Other Ways To Get Over A Bad Day/Setbacks

I left my house at 7:30 a.m. and came back home almost 12 hours later. I kept reflecting on my day and the more I thought of it, the more defeated I realized I felt. How could I wake up feeling so confident, yet feel so down within the same day? Many of you know that a lot can happen in a day. A LOT.

I am a whole lot better now because I realized that there is no use crying over spilled milk and that my setbacks will never ever, overpower my comebacks. Aside from the first 5 things I do to recover that you saw in my video, here are the other 5 ways to make your comeback stronger than any of your set backs. These are different than the first 5 because it now involves others rather than just yourself.

6. Take ownership of your mistake, but keep your dignity.

Oh man. That already sounds hard, but accidents happen! Sometimes our own setbacks happen because we mess up on our end. Maybe we missed a deadline or maybe we accidentally did or said something we shouldn’t have. Whatever happened, if you know you were in the wrong, take a deep breath and take ownership of your mistake. Address it, apologize, whatever it was…do not let pride prevent you from making things right. However, keep your dignity! Do not cry, beg or blame. Remain professional. You’re a sophisticated individual who is better than making a scene like a child. This is probably the hardest step out of the 5, but it is the first thing you need to do in order for the others to work out.

7. Clear Things Out

I mean this in various ways. First off, GET ORGANIZED. Clean out that desk at work, your room, your car, your purse and even your backpack if you’re a student. Sometimes mess in itself can cause us to be overwhelmed so get organized! Keep what you need, and toss what you don’t need. Secondly and more importantly, communication. Clear out what you have been holding inside. Just say it. If there was a big misunderstanding, make it known so that it is prevented again in the future.

8. Ask For Help

If you’re anything like me, you dread asking others for help. Maybe it’s because you feel like you’re interrupting them, or maybe you feel like they’ll think you’re dumb for asking a certain question, but you need to free yourself from those thoughts. In this life, we are all here to learn. Take it upon yourself to seek knowledge. Everyone benefits in the end.

9. Don’t Be Close Minded

I know that the public can sometimes have rocky relationships with the media, but I want you to think of a journalist for a moment. Journalist often have to report stories and try their best to capture both sides of the story. A good journalist is able to do this fine, but a great journalist is able to do this in a way that both sides have a clear voice in the story and neither one of those voices is the journalist! What I’m saying is, to be neutral. Do not judge and pick sides, especially in the work place! Hear others out and try to understand them. This also ties into seeking knowledge. Know when to be a team player and when it’s best to remain neutral.

10. Get Involved.

Listen here, we can all say those four words, “I don’t have time,” but it’s a fact that we can always make time for things that need to get done. Like work, school, homework and all that serious stuff, but don’t forget about the things that make you happy! The things that you naturally gravitate towards. For me, it’s fashion blogging. If I had the “I don’t have time,” mentality, I would not be writing this and I would not be making YouTube videos or have my fashion account on Instagram. I also would have never gotten over my camera shyness! Or gotten the chance to meet interesting people and I know that I probably wouldn’t be anywhere near as happy right now. By doing what you love, you will find yourself getting involved in a community of like-minded individuals who will give you advice, support you and even be friends with! In the process, you may even learn more things about yourself.

Alrighty everyone, I hope that my video and blog motivate you on your own recovery process of going through a bad day. Just remember that your mistakes do not define who you are. Just like my statement in the beginning of my video says, you know who you are. Life is full of setbacks. There are going to be days where the world acts like it’s against you and nothing is going according to plan, but that shouldn’t leave you defeated forever. Life is hard, but that fact shouldn’t stop you from living it!

Keep going and stay stylish.

10 Ways

New Video & 2018 So Far

Hello everyone,

I am writing to you all today in a freezing office and with another cough drop in my mouth. Yesterday morning I woke up with the back of my head throbbing and found that to be very peculiar. I remember rising up from my bed to take a drink of water and realizing that my throat felt odd. I pretty much spent all day yesterday in bed and was probably asleep most of the time. The only productive thing that I did was edit my latest YouTube video which is now up on my channel. Originally I was going to do a voice over in this video, but with my voice sounding super ridiculous right now, I refrained from that idea and decided to put some music in the background instead.

I was originally going to continue my closet series with my skirts, but it’s been so cold  everywhere that I decided to do a scarf video instead! I wear all of my scarfs differently which you will see in this video. I feature all my scarfs and the different ways that I like to tie and wear them!

2018 has started off on a sick note, but I am trying not to let this prevent me from working on what I want to accomplish! I also want to thank anyone who has subscribed to my YouTube channel. I have 24 followers now! I can’t wait to see that family grow. I also want to thank all 72 of you that have subscribed to my blog and have allowed me to vent about things and gush about others! To anyone feeling sick since we are in flu season, I pray for you to get healthy soon. Keep washing your hands, cover your mouth when you cough and sneeze, stay hydrated, and call into work if you must! Get your rest and watch my latest YouTube video and be sure to check out my other videos as well and subscribe to my channel!

Stay Stylish!

My Red Hair! Updated Facts About My Hair Care Routine And YouTube Channel!

I love fashion. I love the fact that it makes me feel so much more confident when I walk out knowing that I look good. Just being honest! I always loved being able to let others know about where I got my clothing or accessories from and even given fashion advice when I worked retail. Since dyeing my hair red, my outfits started to not be the only thing that people were asking about. Although my main focus is my fashion, I couldn’t ignore the fact that many people were asking about my hair color, so…..

I have a video on my YouTube channel so that you can see what my hair stylist does in order to achieve my red hair color! It is a process, and I am going to be honest about everything, so if you are interested, give it a watch! Below is a link to my YouTube channel so you can subscribe to me and turn on your notifications so that you are aware about my videos the second I put it on there!

In the meantime, here are some helpful tips on how to maintain red hair!

1. A Good Color-Treated Shampoo AND Conditioner 20171205_202844

Vibrant Sexy Hair is the shampoo and conditioner that I have been using and it is a keeper. I got mines at ULTA beauty and this shampoo keeps my hair color lasting the longest. Even my hairstylist told me that my roots were hardly showing! I get my hair touched up every 8 weeks. The product’s color is white and it smells like a field of roses!

2.  Refrain From Washing Your Hair Every Day.

I know, I know, I know. This may be gross to some of you, but I remember training my hair to not get so oily so fast for an entire year before coloring it red. If you’re like me, not washing your hair every day can seem like a deal breaker, but it’s beneficial to your hair to absorb natural oils that you need. Start by only washing your hair every other day. It does take getting used to, but luckily there is a great, inexpensive dry shampoo that works really well! The one that I currently use is Dove’s Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo.

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This dry shampoo is still my favorite! I have tried Panteen’s, Clean Freak, L’Oreal’s, and so many others, but none of them do the job like Dove’s for me!

3. Get A Good Hair Serum

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A lot of us who go to the salon know that when our hairstylist washes our hair, it looks so shiny and silky smooth…but when YOU wash it, it just doesn’t look the same! UGH! I know that when I started coloring my hair, my hair started losing its shine, but with a good hair serum, you can still get that salon shine and it will also help the  tips of your hair from breaking after all that styling. The one my hair stylist used on me during my salon visit is Mom’s Neurishing Oil Treatment. Another great one that you can find at the store is OGX Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum. It smells and feels so great!

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4. Allow Your Hair To Air Dry & Do Not Comb It Right Away.

This may be a little more personal for me, but I always air dry because I style my hair a lot and I like for my hair to have a break from that so I always wash my hair the night before about 3 hours before bedtime. I also do not comb my hair right away after getting out of the shower. I lightly soak up the excess water with my towel and wait until 2 hours after stepping out to comb it. I noticed that when my hair is still very wet, that brushing it also brushes off more of my hair dye. However, brushing my hair when damp to dry does not remove more of my hair dye.

5. Wear Hats!

Okay, so we know that another way to not have greasy looking hair without the help of dry shampoo, is also with the help of a hat. It’s getting closer to winter so I am walking out in my beanies and I am so excited! I love hats! Another reason to keep hats in mind is to protect your hair from fading. The sun’s rays can fade your red hair, so be mindful of this if you have red hair, but you’re going to be outdoors for a long period of time.

These are the most recent tips and products that I use so I hope you enjoyed reading about it. Without further ado, check out my YouTube channel and click on the first video on there which is all about my red hair!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEcAQXGrMMLM5UHV1YIP2Rw

Thank you guys so much for reading my blog, please click the link above to visit my YouTube channel and watch my video. Also be sure to subscribe and I will talk to you all more later!

Stay Stylish!