Fall/Winter 2013 Colors

I have been browsing the internet lately, looking for what the fashion trends are for fall and winter of 2013.  The thing that stood out to me was the bright colors that are going to be popular.  I love color, but I leave it to be a pop of color in an accessory, not the main part of an outfit.  Below are some of the colors that I saw repeatedly.

Emerald

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I love pairing a brightly colored dress with nude accessories.  The combination allows for the color to shine through.

Cobalt Blue

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I love basic clothing pieces paired with unexpected accessories.  This outfit is perfect for running errands while still looking put together, and makes it look like you took your time getting ready.

Plum

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This plum skirt is the perfect color for fall.  If you want to accentuate your butt then the zipper detail will do just that.  The simple colors of all the other pieces in this outfit will allow for the skirt to stand out in the outfit.

Bright Pink

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I love a black dress and shoes with statement jewelry.  The necklace will sit against the dress perfectly, allowing for the bright colors in the necklace to stand out.

These outfits are all outfits I would wear on a daily basis.  I look forward to the cooler weather and the chance to wear unexpected jewelry.

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls

The Marc AnthonyStrictly Curls Curl Defining cream, has quickly become one of my favorite hair products.  It lets my hair curl and stay bouncy without weighing it down.  Also, it has a built in humidity shield, which initially drew me in, but it keeps the humidity off of my hair, and leaves it smooth.  This product leaves my hair bouncy and shiny and frizz free.   I have found that it works better now that my hair is shorter, my hair looks much curlier now, as compared to before where it was long waves.

I purchased mine at Walgreens for around $8.00, but I find that there are sales quite often, so you might be able to purchase it for less than that.

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Updates and Some Hair Revelations

I admit, I am horrible at blogging.  Granted, I had the hardest semester of my life this summer, but now I want to update consistently.  This summer was the first time I had ever done a summer semester at school.  I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the courses I had, but over all I did quite well.  The hardest part about the summer courses was the time that I was in the courses.  One class was all summer, and the other two were both six weeks long.  My first six week course was accounting.  If you have never taken accounting, you probably will, and if you never had to take it, then consider yourself lucky.  It is a challenging course, and if you don’t have a very good teacher then it may be close to impossible.  After I was done with that class, the summer flew by and now school starts up again on monday.  

Now, on to the more interesting stuff that might actually interest you.  Recently I have become more interested in everything related to Pinterest, and DIYs, specifically those that relate to beauty.  I had run out of my deep conditioner that I had been using, but didn’t want to go buy more, so I decided to browse Pinterest to see what I could find.  Since I am inpatient, I decided to use the first link I found, and the results were great.  I have thin, wavy, frizzy, dull hair.  Sounds like a weird combination, but I’ve learned to deal with it.  The directions said to mix three tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon of olive oil together and leave on hair for twenty minutes.  When I rinsed it out I was amazed with the results.  My hair was incredibly soft and almost shiny.   I say almost because no matter how much Moroccan oil I put in my hair it looks dull and lifeless, even if it is just washed.  

This brings me to my next hair revelation.  Like I stated before, I have thin hair.  Whenever there is a new product that comes out claiming to make your hair thicker, I am the first one in Walgreens buying it.  Well, I have found the answer.  I walked into my kitchen yesterday, and my mom had a couple boxes of gelatin in her hands.  She told me that mixing the gelatin into my shampoo would make my hair appear thicker due to the protein.  So, i decided to try it, and the results were outstanding.  My hair looks thicker and has more volume.  In case you want to try it the brand of gelatin is Knox, and it is unsweetened and unflavored.  

If you want to try these two things, go for it.  Most likely you already have olive oil, and the gelatin is inexpensive.  The only thing that might be a bit pricier is the coconut oil, but I’m sure that you can but a small amount to try.  I think that I may have found a couple of things that actually work for my hair, and I will return with an update in a future post.   

Welcome To My Blog

Hello!!

Welcome to my blog!  This is something that I have been wanting to do for a long time, and I have finally decided to start a blog.  I want to share my style and any beauty tips that I have, and bits of my life and weight loss journey.  I live in Florida, and I love it here.  I love clothes and makeup and like to think that I am good at it.  I have thought In the past to do this, but never had the courage, but now feel I am ready.  Please have a seat and look around.  You may find something you like.

-Savannah

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Here is a picture of me, in case you were interested

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