Saturday, March 20, 2010

ruffles? check!

I was looking through the Ready-To-Wear collections of a few designers for spring 2010 and saw a trend-ruffles-love it!

Givenchy RTW spring 2010

Marc Jacobs RTW spring 2010
Marc Jacobs RTW spring 2010

Givenchy RTW spring 2010

Now, I have found some everyday looks that are affordable and fashionable!(Click on the links to go directly to the website where I found them!)

This first look is from for $26.39

This next look is from for $19.99

This adorable dress is from for $49.99

Okay so slight splurge here at the end but honestly? Look at it! The dress is gorgeous! It is by Notte by Marchesa and is sold at Bergdorf Goodman for $795.99

Stay Farouche!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

best beauty secrets!

Hey! Now that I am on spring break, I have time to start writing again! All this week I have been working on a series of my best beauty secrets! Starting off with, baking soda!! I know you are all wondering why I just mentioned one of the most common kitchen items in the same sentence as beauty, but it is one of my favorite tools to use! There are several uses for baking soda, but today I will just explain baking soda for beauty-specifically for your hair!

Because I use so many products in my hair, it begins to feel greasy from the build-up. No matter how many times I wash it in one day my hair is still incredibly oily! So my friend suggested to me that I should try baking soda in my hair. I thought she was crazy until after I tried it and it was amazing! And to my surprise it was incredibly easy to do! It was a simple 3 step process:

1. Put about a tablespoon (more or less depending on how much build-up is in your hair) of baking soda in a small plastic bag. Then combine a squeeze of shampoo (regular shampoo works best-like the $1.50 coconut Suave.) Just add as much as you tend to use regularly in the shower and then double it.

2. After combining both in the little baggy, make sure the amount of baking soda is greater than the shampoo- you want kind of a grainy liquid/paste mixture. Then close the bag and snip of a tiny corner of the bag with scissors. Make sure you don't spill any or it could get messy! Then hop in the shower with the mixture and wet hair thoroughly.

3. Finally, squeeze mixture out into your hand in a big glob and plaster all over your head- making sure to rub thoroughly (with fingers) to rid your scalp of all build up. Rinse and then condition and your done!
So incredibly cheap and chemical free!!

Your hair could look this shiny if you tried out the baking soda!! (okay, maybe that's an exaggeration- but seriously- try it! You will love it!)

Loved it? Hated it? If you tried it, comment and tell me about it!
Stay Farouche!