How to Wear Vests

Learning how to wear vests is a great way to add some spice to your wardrobe. Vests were originally only worn by men, but why let them have all the fun with their waist coats!

How to wear vests

1. Wear Vests to Spice up Jeans. Start with the all American uniform of jeans and a white t-shirt or white tank top. The jeans can be any cut that flatters you. In my outfit, I chose to wear polka dot skinny jeans and a white tank. I accented with some color by adding teal pumps, watch, and sunglasses. You can accent with your favorite color accessories or just go neutral. In summer, I would add color, but in winter I would go with neutrals like black, brown or gray.

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Vote for Real Women as the New Face of Hawaiian Tropic

Hawaiian Tropic has gone from glorifying bikini bodies to celebrating the whole woman, inside and out! Real women, now, have the opportunity to become the New Face of Hawaiian Tropic. The Hawaiian Tropic® brand still has the amazing smell that we all remember from childhood. I have been using the SPF 30 Hawaiian Tropic Spray … Read more

The Secret of Straight Hair!

I have been successfully straightening my hair since college when I saw a girl with unnaturally straight hair and I cornered her to ask her how she got her so straight! She let me in on the secret of the Chi! I have bought several Chi hair straighteners since then and they are now being sold at Target. The price has reduced significantly and ceramic straightening with the Chi is no longer a secret. When I was in college and my sister was just starting her teens, I shared the secret with her and my mother. My mom is now getting her hair straightened professionally weekly because her hair is so thick and awesome that it looks good for about a week after she gets it done by a professional. I am definitely jealous of her great hair! I got my day’s hair which is not so bad, but not as nice as my mom’s hair. My sister, on the other hand, got my mom’s thick show stopping hair!

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Beach Chic

I have not been to the beach in quite some time since we bought a house with a pool, but that does not mean I should stop looking beach chic this summer! Beach hair waves are so fabulous and I wish I had the energy to do it myself everyday! I have natural waves in my hair, but it’s just not the same as getting your hair done. I love the new era of hair salons where you can go into a salon and completely avoid the hair dye smell and just get a great look for a night out or photo shoot. My friend, Sahily of Pretty In Pigment hosted a blogger party at the local SoBlo Salon where they did everyone’s hair and makeup artists from Neiman Marcus YSL counter came to put the finishing touches on out summer looks!

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Popbands

My first child is on her way and we just recently had a baby shower were I received complimentary Popbands for my baby shower favors. Popband sent me a extra package of Popband to be given away to my readers. Aren’t they sweet!?! The Popbands are awesome! I have been wearing them non-stop since the baby shower. I wore my pink glitter Popband the other day in my ‘How to Wear Statement Necklaces‘ post. The cool thing about Popbands is that they leave your hair kink-free and look way cooler on your wrist than traditional hair ties. There are so many colors to choose from that it makes it easy to match your Popband to every outfit. Start your summer off right with Popband MultiPack in Pop colors: yellow, blue, hot pink, light pink, and purple. Enter to WIN a Popband MultiPack  using the Rafflecopter below.
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Summer Beauty Essentials

Hello everyone!

I’m Sahily from Prettyinpigment.com and I’m a South Florida beauty and fashion blogger. I have been passionate about makeup since my childhood when I used to put makeup on my grandmother. My skills improved through the years and I have been a freelance makeup artist for over 5 years. Pretty In Pigment is where I share my love for makeup with the world by sharing tips, tricks, tutorials, product reviews and inspirational makeup looks. One of my favorite things about blogging is trying out new products and voicing my thoughts about them, as well as tricks on how to use them best.

I have spent the last few weeks putting together my top beauty picks for summer 2013. Memorial Day weekend has just passed, which officially means that summer has arrived! It’s time to break out the floppy hats, suits, sunnies and your summer beauty essentials!

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Camo Chic

Camo is a print that normally reserved for the military and white trash. Did you see Honey Boo Boo’s mom’s wedding? It was a gown of camo and frightening! I believe that it is possible to make camo chic with a few pints to keep in mind.

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OCC Stained Gloss

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, more commonly known as OCC has some amazing products. I first used the lip tar for my wedding. It did not budge and stayed looking great for almost my entire wedding day. That was pretty impressive! The New York based, cruelty-free cosmetics company is well known for their long-lasting lip tars, which became mainstream after they launched at Sephora about a year ago.

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Summer French Manicure

I am so glad that summer is here as the summer nail polish colors are so bright and fun. Try this Summer French Manicure and match it to your toenail polish as well. The easiest way to accomplish this look is using shellac or gel nail polish. I had to convince my manicurist that he could do it.

To accomplish this modified summer french manicure: First, polish and completely cure the color polish and then paint the French tip on and cure the entire nail again. This can be done with any color. I absolutely loved my modified Mermaid Tears French Manicure from last season.

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30 Spring Trends to Try

I am partial to spring as April actually means spring and it is also the season of my birthday. Here are 30 Springs Trends that we here at April Golightly have featured this year. Check out the spring trend video featuring most of the 30 spring trends listed below. My favorite trends of the season are Eyelet, Monochromatic Outfits, Emerald Green, Flower Crowns, Neon, and Low Chunk Pumps.

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Getting Ready Wedding Pictures

When my photographer and I were going over the plan for wedding photos, I chose to spend more time on the photos of me getting ready for the wedding rather than at the end of the reception. The getting ready wedding pictures from Pinterest and wedding blogs enticed me.

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Hawaiian Tropic® New Face Contest #NewFaceofHawaiianTropic

Hawaiian Tropic® New Face Contest #NewFaceofHawaiianTropic

Hawaiian Tropic® brand is celebrating real women by launching the Hawaiian Tropic® “New Face” Contest! The brand is reinventing itself by retiring their Miss Hawaiian Tropic Bikini Contests, and launching an online search for the “New Face” of Hawaiian Tropic®.

The contest is coupled with new products being offered by Hawaiian Tropic® brand. The products have evolved to fit the needs of the modern woman, creating luxurious sun care that pampers and protects the skin. The brand introduced an SPF 70 and launched Silk Hydration sunscreen.  You must try Hawaiian Tropic’s new sun care products as the brand has evolved as consumers’ expectations of sun protection have changed, but at its core Hawaiian Tropic® has remained committed to offering premium, indulgent sun care products infused with exotic island botanicals and a signature tropical fragrance.

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Nuance Salma Hayek Party

I was super excited to host a Nuance Salma Hayek Party for my friends last week. It is so important to make time for your friends  because as life gets busy, it just gets harder and harder. I am glad that we all made time to hang out last week and play with all the fun Nuance Salma Hayek products.

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green&glam

green&glam produces 100% natural hair and skin care. All products are formulated with certified organic ingredients and sustainably sourced essential oils. The team at green&glam are a passionate group driven to create natural beauty products that rival the performance of even the biggest names in beauty while keeping the world, and its inhabitant, beautiful and pure.

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Coconut Oil Beauty Regime

I am huge fan of Coconut Oil for cooking and part of our beauty regime. Coconut Oil can be used in so many ways! Start a Coconut Oil Beauty Regime!

Here are 10 ways to make Coconut Oil part of beauty regime:

1. Soothe Dry Hands
2. Use as a highlighter
3. To shave your legs
4. As a deep conditioner
5. To remove makeup
6. As a body moisturizer
7. To clean your face
8. To add shine to your hair
9. With sugar as a scrub
10. As massage oil

 

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Non-Maternity Maxi Dress

I am getting bigger by the day and the only piece of clothing that is comfortable for me right now is a maxi dress. I have been buying a ton of non-maternity maxi dress from T.J. Maxx by Max Studio. The dresses that have been gravitating towards either have an empire waist or are scoop necked t-shirt maxi dresses. I figure that I can wear these non-maternity maxi dresses after the pregnancy is over. I hate to spend more money on maternity clothing when I could be buying these non-maternity maxi dresses.

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Transition Your Wardrobe from Fall to Spring

Transition Your Wardrobe from Fall to Spring using bright yellow accessories. Cranberry was a huge fall color that might have ended up in your wardrobe, but you don’t have put all your cranberry and fall clothing into storage this spring. Give fall prints like hounds tooth and your fall colors a spring refresher with a pop of color like a pair of yellow sandals and a yellow belt.

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Nuance Salma Hayek

The Nuance Salma Hayek line is an exclusive for CVS/pharmacy. The Nuance Salma Hayek line was inspired by Salma’s grandmother, a cosmetologist who developed her own homemade beauty remedies. I really love how the all the products smell fresh and have so many natural ingredients. During pregnancy, I am extra sensitive to ingredient and smells. All the products had an amazing aroma that relaxed me.

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Spring Trends

Maria is wearing a tone of spring trends in this outfit. My favorite trend is eyelet. Luckily, the Spring 2013 runways were filled with eyelets. Heavy hitters like Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney, and Victoria Beckham all showed the delicate white eyelet fabric in modern ways. I have been a huge fan of eyelet since I had eyelet pillows on my childhood bed. My mother always said that eyelet reminded her of her mother. I was young when she died so there are very few things that remind me of her. Eyelet is one of them.

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