Beauty Bit, Glow From Within

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

The winter season has a way of treating our skin very harshly. All of the whips from the wind unleashes a nasty little dry spell, not so great! What's a girl to do in cold weather? I've tried plenty of lotions, body oils, butters, and creams with not much luck or success in beating the dry spell. Too many skin moisturizers claim supple skin but most just lasted for a short time before you find ashy patches of skin within hours! Keeping your skin hydrated, balanced and smooth is quite a challenge year round but this season is particularly more. Luckily, I stumbled upon a game changer, Glow For A Cause!


How I Cat Eye

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

As a makeup junkie, I love to try everything! From bright and vibrant hues to the subtle touches of animated colors and textures. I am no makeup artist, but I do try to conquer certain tricky and fickle makeup trends. The one that I have trouble with the most is certainly not new to the scene but it is definitely a pain to pull off, the enviable cat eye. Like many women, I love a good cat eye it's a classic with major impact. I've spent hours and hours working on this trend, and I'm proud to say that not only have I mastered it, I've found my own style with it! 


New Year, Same Me

Good riddens 2016 and hello 2017! I say that but I know that the last year was filled with lots of great things too. Sure you have to take the bad with the good and fortunately I can say it was mostly good! I can definitely say that I've learned a lot and grown a lot this past year, 2016 was a learning curve and rather than feeling like i've been set back, I'd rather take everything i've learned to good use. Those unconfident thoughts, they eat away at us and sometimes they even need a backbone to push back. 2016 felt like the equivalent to being the last kid picked at a stupid game of ball, but we're young and cushiony so we can get back up and stand tall for what we believe in. Being one's own enemy can be the easiest thing to accomplish at times, especially in your twenties. It takes time to learn exactly how to do the opposite, but I truly believe that this year, I can. Here's to 2017 and finally getting a hang on this thing called life. And while many are making resolutions to make themselves a better person by resolving to make drastic changes in their lives. I say be you and take all of the good things that you've learnt from the past year and put it to use this year. Let's be honest, it's quite rare to complete everything in your New Year's resolution list! Next to personal and professional goals, style resolutions are very important too, at least to us fashion obsessed. And thus, i've created a list of objectives that will elevate 2017 for a chic year ahead.


The Essential Black Pants

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti
I love my skirts and dresses, these pieces are the "defacto" feminine wardrobe pieces. While yes, it's quite predictable to find dresses and skirts in any woman's closet, pants are the unknown. Nowadays, most women wear pants but less than 60 years ago women were not allowed to wear pants, it was seen as great disrespect to husbands and men everywhere. Wearing pants said to the world that women could be just as independent and tough, and men were intimidated by it. Fortunately, the movement happened and now ladies everywhere enjoy wearing pants to work, to the park, to school, at home and everyplace in between. I don't know how I could survive without the use of my jeans, trousers, capris, and pants! It's just an absolute necessity to life in 2016 and beyond. What is even more needed to build the perfect wardrobe, are black pants. Even if you're not a self proclaimed pants girl, having a few essential black pant styles will ensure you'll be comfortable and stylish. Don't be so hard on the black pants, they're in everyone's closets and only need a bit of love! 


A Few of My Favorite Things

Illustrated by Jacqueline Davis Moranti

I have to say, it really feels like the holidays have snuck up on me! In the blink of an eye, Christmas is here and me being such a busy bee, I tend to leave gift shopping until the last minute. It's a hassle I love to endure because giving during the holidays is my absolute favorite thing. Between seeing my friends and family light up with smiles, ear to ear is the only thing I could ask for, of course figuring out what to gift can feel like the "end all, be all!" Which is why, this year I'm boiling it down to my favorite things in the theme of comfort, convenience, and style.