Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Vintage Me !!!


I was 21 here and VERY SKINNY! Thats another blog post
I just found some fun "old" pics and wanted to share. In this post I  also want to share some of the places I would go to shop religiously  before I moved to CA with my husband.
( Don't get my wrong, some of these places I still go to. I still love the hunt and a good bargain :)

Then, I didn't have what I have now but I alway liked to look "well dressed". I was the queen of bargains and deal hunting, and for certain things I still am. So take a look at some of my fun pics from the past and scroll down for some of my favorite places to shop and why <3

These pictures are from age 18- 24... pre nose job FYI :)

Top from Forever 21. Necklace from Hello Kitty- Tarina Tarantino . Bag- Fendi from outlet store in NY

OK.,,, I was legit 18 years old here LOL
MOR in CT

Clip in hair by Jessica Simpson. Blonde highlights only in the front of my hair done by myself.

The White Plains Bars.. Yes, I had my tongue pierced LOL

Top from Forever 21, jeans from Mandy's. Bag by Micheal Kors from Outlet store.

Ed hardy hat from Outlet, Top from Hollister , shorts from Hollister, Boots from Steve Madden

Top from Forever 21.. Well, vest used as a top LOL.. It was Miami 


Shorts from Joyce Leslie in NY, Top from ed Hardy. Shoes- Jessica Simpson

Bikini hand made by me.. this was before I started my Line 

Top from Joyce leslie.

Jacket from Daffy's. Boots from Aldo's. Fake Dior Bag LOL


Shorts from forever 21, shoes from Mandy's. 2 tops layered with Gold belt.



Lingerie Over my bra paired with Jeans.

Lingerie corset over my bra paired with leggings. PACHA

VEGAS!!! I LOVE vegas pool parties. My bikini and my girl Krystal's bikini was hand sewn by me. This was the beginning of Have Faith.

NY reppin in Vegas
Then, I had hand sewn my bikini. this was the start of my swimwear line.
Fun Fun Fun. I used to occupy Vegas pool parties 3-4x a year LOL
Bikini hand made by me.. now avail at www.havefaith.com

Miami <3 with my love Krystal. Top by Sky

Dress from Forever21!!! 

Having a moment. Vest from Joyce Leslie (NY)
Fake coach bag

With my bestie Blair <3 Missing my super dark hair and tan skin LOL

Working at the Arnold Classic with BSN. I used to live, eat and breathe Fitness. 




Catalog work




OMG, lol, so tan! Such a Guidette
Natural Hair !!


BTW- these are all before my nose job.. JUST an FYI LOL

Top from Hollister


Top from Ed Hardy... when it was cool.
Fendi bag from outlet store in NY

My girls <3

Jean shorts from Hollister, top from American Eagle

Tank top from Forever21, Hello Kitty Tarina Tarantino necklace bought on ebay.

Me and Greggy <3  Top from Forever 21... about $5.00

In shape!  VEGAS !!!



Costume from Trashy Lingerie...

Bangs... and never again

Damn... I was 19 here. LOL

Clip in hair piece by Jessica Simpson. "dress" from Forever 21
It was probably a shirt, but who knows LOL

I was in such good shape here. Diet and exercise is key

Dress from Lohmans, shoes by Jessica Simpson. VEGAS




Some of my Favorite shops:

Beacon's Closet- SO I used to spend a lot of time in Brooklyn when I lived in NY and I would DIE to go shop at this place. It's like a thrift store but HUGE and has both current an vintage items. I would spend HOURS in this place. I bought a pair of Robins Jeans for $16.00 and they were practically brand new. I used to get so many amazing pieces there. Its definitely a place you need to spend time in and rummage though the racks; but SO worth it. I also like this place because you can " Buy, Sell and Trade". When you clean out your closet, bring your old stuff to them and they will give you 2 different prices for your trade ins; one for cash, or one to trade for other items.. SO awesome.


Lohmans- Has designer goods; clothes, shoes, jewelry, sunglasses, lingerie, mens.... everything. Some of their prices can be high but they are definitely lower than buying them in a regular store.

Nordstrom's Rack- LOVE Nordstroms. Nordstroms Rack is a "discounted" Nordstrom of all their "last season" clothing. Lots of goodies!

Forever21- Obviously has super cute clothing and amazing prices...

Hollister- I LOVE Hollister. Their shorts are my favorite fit and all their long sleeve shirts fit amazing. Their cuts rare just so amazing and super casual sexy. Cheaper than Abercrombie and way cuter if you ask me.

EBAY-  You can find anything on ebay, and trust me I have. Some of my most Glamorous friends shop on ebay as well. The key is to check the sellers feedback and to see how many items this person has sold before. Paying through paypal really protects both the buyer and the seller and I have not had a  problem with ebay or paypal ever! I like to sell some of my clothes and shoes on there as well.

Guilt.com- This is a website similar to ebay but they have exclusive designers that are different everyday. Its a "members only" site. All you have to do is visit the site and request to become a member. Then they send you an email with your login and password. One day this website had Herve Leger dresses not he site- SO CHEAP and they literally sold out in less than a minute. Check out the site to learn more.

ASOS.com- I have blogged about this site before but wanted to share it again. This post has a wide range of different brand from super cheap to pretty expensive. I have gotten the cutest dresses for so cheap yet they look and feel really expensive; my kind of buy :)

Daffy's - I used to find really amazing things at Daffy's. They have designer brands at discount prices. One of ym favorite jackets that Is tills ear to this day is from there. Look amazing for less <3

Joyce Leslie- I think this shop only exists in NY. I used to live there. Every week my girl friends and I would go and buy an outfit that we would were out that weekend. The prices are amazing, and Is till go there for smile t shirts, tanks, and leggings.

Favorite Malls- ( NY )
The Westchester 
The Galleria
The Palisades

Hope you enjoyed some of these oldies but goodies. I did this post to show that you can look cute at any price, it all depends on how you put your outfit together and your confidence in wearing it.

Cant wait to hear from you
xoxo
Jennifer







Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Product Haul !!!

Isagenix did my body good!!! Get in shape for summer
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Swimwear- www.havefaith.com

I am WAY over due for a blog. I feel like I have so much I want to blog about and I never get around to doing it. I must say, This spring/summer has been crazy for the swimwear line so far.( Have Faith Swimgerie ) ; Im not complaining, but it's definitely effected me being able to blog as much as I would like to.

With that being said, I recently did a little damage at Sephora and Ulta and wanted to share what Im using right now.

Enjoy :)P

 Masque-Ology  -  revitalizing eye gel  
 Collagen Hydro Gel
So far I really like these. I take the extra gel that is left in the package and rub it on my neck.
Advice- Lay in bed with it on as the mask slides sometimes!

My secret weapon and FAVORITE LASHES ever !!!!!
Velour Lashes- www.velourlashes.com 
My 3 favorites are:
Dollmeup
Completeme
TdotOhh

They are about $30 each and are only sold online, BUT I kid you not- Dollmeup is my HANDS DOWN FAVORITE lashes ever!!! Mac #7 come in second place. You can reuse them and are great for night time events, parties, photoshoots etc.
You will not be disappointed !

The packaging is really amazing !


These are Dollmeup!!!

My Most FAVORITE EVER!!!!!

Right side has Dollmeup on it

I just love them so much

Boscia- 
-Luminizing black mask - Peel Off Mask. Works really well.
-Pore purifying black strips- Haven't tried yet.


Boscia- Makeup breakup cool cleansing oil - I really like this. I use it when my skin is getting kind of dry .
Put it on a dry face and massage, then rinse and do a send wash with a wash cloth to ensure all makeup is off.
Don't be scared by the "Oil", its really light and hasn't broken me out.

Benefit- Foamingly Clean facial wash
Clarisonic Mia- light pink.

I bought the Clarisonic Mia when it first came out> When I first tried it I felt like it was breaking me out. But After people swearing up and down about it , I decided to give it a second chance. With it I use the Benefit- flamingly clean facial wash. It smalls really nice and gets my skin really clean. I mainly use this in the shower and mainly on the weekends when I wear foundation at night.. So far, amazing results :)


Sephora sells replacement brushes for the clarisonic. I bought 2 different kinds but have been using the deep cleaning 

Bliss Fabulips kit!
Foaming lip cleanser is my fav!
Smooth lips are super important. Sephora has this lip kit that I absolutely love. The foaming cleanser is my fav!!! I don't really use the lip plumper but everything else I love !! You can even test it in the store!!

Nioxin - trial kit
#1 - normal to thin-looking hair
cleanser
conditioner
and scalp treatment.

You may or may not know but I recently took out ALL of my hair extensions and have been rocking my natural hair for about a month now. When I first took them out, my natural hair was horrible. It looked lifeless, thin and stringy. My husband convinced me to leave them out and give my hair a chance to grow on its own. My girl friend Lilly is also going through the same thing and told me about a shampoo she uses called Nioxin. Its made for thin hair and to help stop it from falling out. Not that I'm balding, but I needed something that would help my hair get its body and life back. 2 weeks in Ive seen such a difference and I will not go anywhere without my shampoo, conditioner AND scalp treatment  now!! Thank you Lilly <3
Bumble & Bumble - defrizz
I use this only on my ends. Helps it look smooth and shiny.



Elizabeth Arden- Blue Grass cream deodorant

My friend Jill spoiled me with this deodorant and Im obsessed. Everyone who tries it also loves it, from my husband to Lilly. It's my fav and only deodorant I use.
You can buy it at Ulta

So Bronze- Self tanning Body lotion ( medium/dark )
" "  oil free self tanning lotion for face- Haven't tried

I recently used the tinted body lotion and loved the color it turned me. I also used it on my face and it was fine.
I will warm you however, that once you apply a coat of it and it dries, don't go back over it adding more. It gets all cake and although I have never looked blotchy after washing it off, it does and will look blotchy on your skin. I try my best to get it as smooth looking as I can but... sh*t happens LOL. All in all, I like the color i am after I have slept with it on.

Lorac-  Face- Self Tantalizer - haven't tried it yet.
Anyone know how it is??

Rogaine- I apply with a Q-tip to my eye brows day and night
Latisse- I apply to my eye lashes day and night.

Swear by both!


Murad skin perfecting lotion ( #3 hydrate/ protect )

I use this when my skin is starting to peel from having too much sun, or if its dry from the weather.
For me , I find it too oily to wear everyday. Good for night as well.


Stila- kajal eye liner in onyx- Favorite inner eye lip Liner.. Too soft to wear on the outside to me

Giorgio armani- Maestro eye liner 1

My NEW Favorite "cat eye" eye liner pen. It comes out matte which I like and doesn't crack or fall under your eye.

Obessive Compolsive Cosmetics
Lip Tar
1-femme *
2-digitalis - similar to snob from mac **
3-tone - so lite
4-hush *
5-interlace*
6-memento
7-trick
8-pennyroyal

( The * indicate my favorite colors)

I Like these however they get kind of cakey on the inside of your lips... if you know what I mean.
What I do like a lot about this time however is that its Vegas, all natural and not tested on animals. 

Hourglass - film noir mascara

My favorite NEW mascara. Ive actually been using this for months now and I really love how it separates my lashes and doesn't cake no matter how many layers I put.

Giorgio Armani
luminous silk foundation #8
master corrector #2
high precision #4

I finally did it. I bought the GA foundation and must say I really do love how it looks on me. I also bought the dark circle corrector concealer ( LOVE ) and I mix it with the High Precision concealer for under my eyes. Works really well.

Derma Blend
smooth indulgence concealer -  sand
quick fix stick- medium

Apparently Derma Blend is for people with severe acne, scars and /or tattoos. BUT Lilly and I decided to give it a try, because it it could cover up all of that, then it must be amazing. We both LOVE the smooth concealer in sand - its thick and creamy. I also Loved the quick fix stick and I use this around my nose ( bc i get red there) and blend it into my cheeks. Even with no foundation it looks amazing. Blend with a beauty blender.

Chanel- illusoir d'ombre - emerveille
Stila- prime pot-  caramel
Chanel-ombre papieres - 90
Benefit- one hot minute

Just a few eye primers I love for summer and the benefit " One hot minute"  is great to high light your cheeks, chest nd shoulders.




A few foundations in my collection.
bobbi brown- spy 15 tinted moisturizer - medium tint
terra-cotta skin- 02 brunettes
smash box - camera ready bb cream- light/ medium
kevyn aucoin- liquid airbrush- lq 08
makeup forever hd high def #153



A couple of blushes  and bronzers I love for summer

stila- custom color blush- self adjusting pink
givenchy- le prism blush- 24 ( it girl)
smashbox- bronze lights- suntan matte
laura mercier- coral bronze- bronzing duo



Highlighters and cream blushes. Great for day or night

makeup forever- uplight- #31 & #23
high def blush- #4 & #6

Urban decay- stardust- bobby dazzle, space cowboy

Great on its own, or layers on the inner corners for that extra sparkle and light.
Hold a tissue under your eye when you apply it though, it does flake when using a brush to apply it 

GA- 300

GA- 502

Nars- roman holiday

Smashbox- nylon nude

Amore Pacific- misture bound rejuvenating eye treatment- I use it at night time

Bobbi Brown- vitamin enriched face base- use only on my neck 
hydrating eye cream- use day time
I also started using my girl friends brush line and I absolutely LOVE them.
She got me hooked on the "fan" brush and now I use it whenever I apply loose powder to my face and blush!
Racel is a popular makeup artist here in  LA and Her brush kit is perfect. Plus, who wouldnt want a little bling on their makeup brushes.
I also really like the quality of the brushes- and you know I LOVE quality ;)

I will do a little video soon to show you how to use them <3
Thanks Peachka



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xoxo
Jennifer