Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sharing My Beauty/Fashion Secrets

denim dress- Calvin Klein (thrifted from Crossroads Trading Co.) / wedges- MICHAEL Michael Kors

Today I'm sharing my top three beauty and fashion secrets with you.

1. Find your favorite local secondhand shop and become a regular. In my neighborhood I'm lucky enough to have a number of awesome secondhand stores and live in among some seriously stylish you know there are always awesome pieces to be found. My personal favorite shop in North Williamsburg has to be Crossroads Trading Co. I'm obsessed with that place. I always have the best luck there. I stopped there on Friday and picked up two practically new Calvin Klein dresses (see that one I'm wearing) and another dress that was never worn (tags still on it!)...three dresses all for only $65! Score!!!

2. Use coconut oil as a hair treatment. I only started doing this after I got my ombre hair about a month ago. Two of the girls that work at the salon that I go to told me it is a must! Not only will it help keep my hair from being dry, but it will help keep it from breaking. I absolutely love how soft it makes my hair! You have to try it!!! Go to the supermarket and pick up some coconut oil. Put some in your hands and rub your hands together to melt it. Slather it on and wrap your head in plastic wrap. Let it sit for an hour or two and then wash it out. You will notice a difference immediately!

3. Red lipstick makes the best accessory. Who needs jewelry or other accessories when all you need to do is swipe some red lipstick on to complete a look? Am I right? As you can see above, I kept my look simple...but the red lips really finish it off. Anyone that says they can't wear red lipstick because of their coloring or their age is crazy. RED IS FOR EVERYONE!!!


Jen Hsieh said...

I agree with Tip #3 100%. I used to be anti-red lipstick because I was always afraid of it being too bold, but now I can't get enough of it, especially when I have a bland outfit. :)

Killin' it with your dress finds lately!


Diane said...

Thanks Jen!
Yes...there is nothing wrong with being bold! Red = perfection! It's so classic.

asiancajuns (cath) said...

What are your favorite red lipsticks? I have a couple of them but I never end up wearing them because I don't like keeping up with the maintenance.

I can't believe you found 3 dresses - including that gorgeous one you're wearing - for $65! In New York! I wish we had a Crossroads Trading in Atlanta, but they haven't ventured down here yet.

Diane said...

Cath- I love Mac, Nars, and Sephora brand. I find that you don't really have to reapply them all that much. You get the look without all the maintenance!

And yes...who says NYC is expensive? Not me!!! You just gotta know where to go! ;)