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Global Style: Prague's Petticoat Junction

I recently came across a website featuring adorable modern girls in skillfully coiffed bouffants, ruby red lips and petticoat skirts of a 50’s era gone by. One look at the style of these sexy June-Cleaver-esque-sirens and I was immediately hooked! The apparent brain child of Prague based designer Hana Beranová, the dresses of Lazy Eye are inspired by the iconic 1950’s American woman while being constructed from more practical modern fabrics. This new sassy take on a classic look has...

Global Style: Harajuku Happy

I thought I knew all about Harajuku. Of course, I knew about Japanese street style, Hello Kitty, anime, and American Harajuku girls Nicki Minaj and Gwen Stefani. But I didn’t know that Harajuku was actually a place in Tokyo, Japan where the cool ‘kids’ dress in the most creative fashions. And that is actually how the look got its name. As an artist and a frugal fashionista, I can’t help but admire how well thought out all the aspects of...

I am hosting a Travel Inspired Beauty Giveaway!

Why, you say? What’s the occasion? Mostly because it’s about time. I love giveaways, contests and freebies as you have may have noticed from recent posts. When I started this blog, I had always intended to host giveaways. As a beauty artist and savvy shopper, I have a beauty collection of new products and samples that would make any glamazon green with envy. So the truth is, I have been putting it off because it’s one more thing in the...

Beautiful Monday: Mehndi

If you’ve been to India or to an Indian wedding event, you’ve probably had it done. If not, you’ve surely seen it in pictures. Mehndi is one of the loveliest and most intricate body beautification traditions ever performed and dates back as far as the 12th century. Although, its origin is unknown, some version of mehndi-type body art can be found in the artwork depicting the women of ancient Persia and Egypt. Even the Muslim prophet, Muhammad used henna to...

Beautiful Mondays: For the Good of Argan Oil

If you have skin or hair, and suspect you have a bit of either if not both, you have probably heard of argan oil. Practically unheard of in the U.S. until recently, argan oil is created from the nuts of the argan tree, grown almost exclusively in the Berbers of Morocco. It is high in vitamin E, phenols, carotene and fatty acids and is used in skincare products to combat dry skin, acne, psoriasis, eczema, stretch marks and wrinkles, as...