Tuesday, August 7, 2012

6 Things Every Girl Needs In Her Wardrobe!


To my fellow fashionistas,
As I was browsing my closet the other day, I came across the idea to write this blog entry. Over the years I have found myself following the latest trends and hottest styles when in reality, I should have been spending my paycheck on essentials and classic pieces. I came up with a list of the top ten items that every girl needs in her wardrobe. I ask you all to please comment below with your ideas of what a girl should have in her wardrobe. As I always say, the more the merrier.

1.) The LBD (little black dress)- The little black dress, or "LBD" as most have learned to call it was first  made famous by none other then, Audrey Hepburn. This classic piece can be strapless, A-line, tank,wrap-style or whatever you feel comftorable with. The best part about this item? You can dress it up or down for any occasion.

Girlfriend Material Black Dress from LuLu's-$38.00

2.) Jeans- Need I say more? I LOVE jeans. Absoluley love them. They are my all time favorite piece to wear out of any of them. My favorite pair happen to be really affordable and cute, all at the same time.
The Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans in "Camp Fire" $30.00 from Old Navy

3.) A Collared Shirt- This piece can be tucked into jeans for a more laid back look or worn with a skirt for a night out on the town.
Easy Chambray Shirt in "Light Chambray" $49.95 from Gap

4.) A Black Skirt- These are an essential for every girl because they go with, well, everything. These can easily be dressed up for an important occasion.
Black Ribbed Bodycon Skirt-$8.80 from Forever21

5.) T-SHIRTS!!!!!!!!- The ultimate american apparell is a must for anyones closet. My favorite kind happens to be from Hollister. They are well made, last long and have a variety of colors to choose from.
Bay Street Tee-$10 from Hollister

6.) Black Heels- These can be paired with skinny jeans for a more casual look or paired with a dress for a much more dressy effect. These are the one item on the list that I would suggest investing in. A pair of good, well made shoes last alot longer than cheap ones.
Allyy-l Black Leather Pumps-$129.95 by Steve Madden

Monday, May 21, 2012

Guest Blogger Contest!

To all of my gorgeous and fabulous readers,
I am super excited to be announcing a new contest! This contest will be great for anyone who wants to promote their blog and get some exposure as a new blogger. This may also bring you some new followers and loyal readers to your blog. The topic of this contest is: Summer Trends 2012. The rules are as follows:

1.) You need to be following my blog, (the one you are reading right now) in order to win, as I need to be able to receive your entry.
2.) You need to create a blog post titled"Summer Trends 2012" listing your 5 favorite summer trends, and an affordable way to achieve each one.
3.) You need to send the blog post to my email, beautyguru212@gmail.com, where I will choose my favorite entry which will be featured on this blog! I will be looking for creative entries that fulfill all the requirements!

Tips To Get More Exposure:
1.) Make sure to sign your blogs name at the bottom of your entry as well as any other links you wish to promote!

This contest will end on June 4th. I will pick the winner and notify them within 24 hours.
Good luck to everyone! I hope your as excited for this contest as I am!

Summer 2012

Summer 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Beauty Books!-Lauren Conrad's "Style"

Dear my oh-so-lovely followers & new readers,
I have recently been searching for a great beauty and fashion book to read. I have also been currently obsessed with changing around my closet and buying all the necessary pieces to complete ensembles. So when I came across the book Style by Lauren Conrad, I was instantly in love. This book features all of the important items to get to build your closet into a good foundation. It also features some of Lauren's favorite pieces in her closet. Not only does this book feature fashion articles, there are also sections on beauty,hair and even packing for different length trips. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to any of my fashionistas out there like myself! (Below is a link to where you can find this book)

Where to order this book:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Trend-Setting Sites!-littleblackbag.com

As a fashion blogger myself, I always look for new and exciting websites that state the latest trends. I often look to other beauty bloggers for their advice on trend setting websites. One type of website that I love in particular is the "monthly subscription" website which allows you to choose an item each month for a monthly fee. Nowadays, they have these kinds of websites on everything from makeup to cupcakes (it's just making me hungry even thinking about it). Here's one of my favorite sites, http://www.littleblackbag.com which features tons of different products from designers like BCBGeneration, Betsey Johnson, Kenneth Cole and many more!

So what is "littleblackbag.com" anyways?
This website is a monthly subscription that you pay $50 for, ($100 value). You get to pick one "major" item worth up to 100 dollars. There are many different choices from accessories to beauty to even home goods! All of these items come from name brand designers. The best part? At the checkout, you will receive two other smaller gifts, courtesy of lbb.

Wanna check out Little Black Bag? Click the link below!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Top Ten Beauty Products Under $10

Many people think that you can only find great makeup products at expensive department stores and from expensive brands such as MAC, Sephora and other department stores. I however do not agree with that. Nowadays there are so many great beauty products that you can find in the drugstore that are affordable and just as good as other high-end products. Don't put a hole in your wallet or break your bank with these expensive purchases. Here are my top ten products under ten dollars that will leave you happy and guilt-free. Enjoy! (Comments are greatly appreciated)

1.) Revlon Lip Butter in "Strawberry Shortcake"-$6.49 from Target
This soft pink color is neutral and very pretty on the lips. The added bonus is that it doubles as a lip balm to provide your lips with added moisture. One of my all time favorite products by far!

2.) Maybelline EyeStudio Color Tattoo in "Bad To The Bronze"-$5.84 from Target
This cream eyeshadow is a stunning bronze color that will leave your lids shimmery and sure to get attention!

3.) NYX Slide On Eye Pencil in "Jet Black"-$7.99 from Ulta
This long-wearing eye pencil has all the benefits of a pencil with some benefits of a liquid liner. These pencils are very comparable to the Urban Decay Eye Pencils.

4.) Maybelline Lots Of Lashes Mascara in "Very Black"-$4.44 from Target
This mascara makes your extremely long while adding the perfect amount of drama. This triangle brush design allows you to get every last lash perfectly.
Maybelline Great Lash LOL Mascara - Very Black.Opens in a new window
5.) Revlon Super-Lustrous Lipstick in "Primrose"- $7.49 from Kmart
This pretty pink gives your lips the perfect pout of color. It is also an exact dupe for the color "Snob" by MAC.

6.) Wet n' Wild Illuminating Powder in "Catwalk Pink"- $3.19 from CVS
These shimmering strips incorporate a highlighter,bronzer and blush into one product. The best part? It costs under five dollars.

7.) NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in "Milk"- $4.49 from Ulta
This white base is ideal for making your eyeshadows stay bright and lasting all day long.

8.) Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation-$7.29 from Ulta
This long lasting foundation provides you with great coverage and hydration to the face.

9.) Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in "Pink Ice"-$7.49 from Target
Comparable to a MAC dazzleglass, this pretty pink gloss provides your lips with extra shine. Plus, it smells just like cake!

10.) NYX Rouge Cream Blush in "Boho Chic"-$6.99 from Ulta
This subtle pink is hydrating and leaves your cheeks looking dewy and "glowy".

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Be Bikini Ready This Summer!

Some girls cringe when they hear the word, BIKINI SEASON. Everyone get's insecure sometimes. That is no reason for covering ourselves up in a huge piece of fabric. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful in their own skin.If you wanna wear a bikini, ROCK IT GIRL! Here are some cute, trendy styles that are sure to meet everyones needs!

1.)  The Classic Bikini- This classic "triangle" design suits many different body types and can look good on anyone if they rock it! This bikini, (shown below) also ties in the nautical trend with the anchors on the top and bottom.
PacSun Top- $19.50 Bottom- $17.50

2.) Bandeau Style Bikini- This cute style can make even the littelest of chest's look bigger. These cute bikinis can be worn with an around the neck strap or even just as a strapless top. These are perfect for getting a nice tan, (since you won't get tan lines up top). I reccomend these suits for girls that have smaller chests. But if you like these and don't have a small chest, like I said, rock it!
Forever 21 Top- $10.80 Bottom $12.80

3.) Monokini- This seriousley trendy suit is sure to catch the eye with it's daring cutouts and plunging neckline. This "monokini" can make even the straightest girls look curvy. These are also great for girls that don't wanna reveal too much skin.
Victoria's Secret Black Wireless Push-Up Monokini-$79

Monday, April 16, 2012

Be A Trendsetter :The Affordable Way!

As alot of you know, keeping up with the latest "trends" can be pretty expensive. Especially when your a student, or even when you just don't feel like spending $80 on a pair of khaki shorts. As a fellow trendsetter myself, I like to look my best and in-style at all times. I also don't ever like to feel guilty for purchases I've made. Here is an affordable way to wear all of the latest Summer 2012 trends. I hope you all like it.xoxo,
Alli <3

1.) Colored Shorts- I've found that most designers have been featuring a colored bottom, or more or less, colored shorts in their latest creations/ styles. Here's an adorable pair I found at Forever 21 for only $11. What a steal! I will definitely be sporting the orange pair!
Shorts (More Colors Available) Forever 21-$10.50

2.) 60's Dresses- Many people knew the 60's era as the era, of peace,hippies and love. It was also the era of great fashion. This Summer, full skirts and 60's esq dresses make a huge comeback.
Dress: H&M-$19.95

3.) Gold- Gold jewelry, Gold dresses, you name it! Anything GOLD makes it on the trend list for Summer 2012.
Women's Multi-Loop Chain Necklaces from Old Navy-$15.94

4.) Neon Cropped Top- Incorporating two trends, neon and cropped tops, this punk, graphic tee-shirt makes it onto the trend list.
Crazy Love Tank from Forever 21-$11.80

Long Time No See!

To My Gorgeous And Oh So Fabulous Followers,I am writing this post as an apology for my lack of posting in these Spring months. I have been busy keeping up with my new and improved YouTube channel! I am excited to say that I am back and ready to write new and exciting posts. I am also excited to say that I will be adding more how to videos on this blog. Thank you all so much for supporting me and understanding my situation. Please feel free to leave any suggestions below for further posts!
Alli (aka beautyguru212) <3