For the entire month of June a belle will be hippin’ you to all the cool hair gadgets, beauty products & unique finds your lil heart can handle. Exciting, right?! Yea, we can’t stop smiling too. We are always sent items to review. Some we like & some we don’t (which is why you will NEVER see them on this blog).
This month your fave belles will focus on the products we CANNOT. LIVE. WITHOUT! I’m often complimented on my curls out in the streets and I thank you all!!!! xoxo. Now, it’s time to let you all in on my lil beauty secrets.
How do I achieve these killer curls at home in the comfort of my own crib you ask? It’s the way this home body gal prefers. A while back, our sweet friends at Bed Head sent these Rock ‘N Roller Bubble Curling Iron Wands for us to try–along with a few others. You can see our 1st Bed Head vid here on YouTube now!. Verdict? 4 polished thumbs up! For less than $25 (on amazon), you can have salon-inspired locs without breaking the bank. Ain’t that sweet? More deets below, friends.
Rock N Roller – Funky Texture
Rock the Look! Bed Head’s Bubble Wand Curling Iron gives defined spiral or tousled waves for softer shinier curls without any nasty frizz. Who’s winning? You & I!! This is my #1 go to curler for a fierce look & here’s why:
Tourmaline, Ceramic Technology
Clamp Free Wrap and Go Design
Unique Bead-Shaped Barrel
Multiple Heat Settings
Heat Protective Glove Included
Style Guide Included
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Y’all know a belle loves to shop consignment, so when we heard the last Atlanta Consignment Bus Tour (tips/what to expect in this post) was rolling into town, we HAD to join the fun. Our even mom came into town to partake in all the shopping goodness. Can you spot her below?
Imagine being escorted to lots of premier consignment shops in and around metro Atlanta in a cushy Mercedes bus. Imagine receiving a 20% discount on the likes of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, and more. Well wake up friends, cause this dream is reality! While shopping at each store, you nosh on bites and get treated like the Queen you are–all while upping your style game.
My outfit below is majority consignment. You can easily take this chic look from day to night. Keep this in mind when shopping to get an even bigger bang for your sweet hard earned dollars.
In the day, you can wear boots to work or while out running your errands. The jewelry is understated and works well for the office. I wore jewel earrings and a beautiful tribal print scarf with flowers. I even stole Tamika’s leather bag from her closet to give my look a chic city daytime look. Like?
This red jacket is chic and sexy. It’s flowy and transitions well for a cute dinner date. These pants are reversible so they can be worn two ways. Yes you read right! Adding a higher stiletto heel easily takes them from casual to dressy. This beaded clutch is handmade, and adds a delicate touch–perfect when out on the town. Take a look at the night look!
Though this bag isn’t a consignment find, it’s one of my favorites. Found this baby at a vintage sale!!
This is Tamika’s cross necklace she got from the last tour. It looks like three different chains, but is only one!
Remember this jacket? I wore the yellow beauty to this event recently. My sister and I both purchased the necklace I’m wearing with it, but in different colors. What I love most is that this clock locket necklace (it’s a real clock that tells time) has a vintage feel. It’s absolutely lovely.
Gold Necklace: $12 Closet Exchange
Dainty Jacket: $20 Upscale Resale & Consignment
If you’re not shopping consignment you’re missing out. Tamika and I have purchased too many items to count and love every second. Can’t you tell?!
Both our necklaces in this pic are Brighton and consignment. Tamika’s green chiffon blouse was a $5 consignment find, too!
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to look good, and consignment is the way! Plus, you support local businesses. There’s something for everyone–all shapes and sizes. The next tour starts on March 15th, 2014 and ALL tours include lunch! Get your ticket fast because they will sell out (limited seats). Tell ’em a stylish belle sent ya!
This post was suppose to be up yesterday, but a certain belle (you have a 50/50 chance of guessing right) couldn’t find our SD card. *deep semi dramatic sigh* Alas, the post is here for all of you fab peeps that have emailed us about dressing your lovely tech devices with the cutest fashions after viewing our live segment on Saturday. Let’s face it, we’re in the digital age where almost everyone, *laughs* including dogs, uses social media. Mainly how do we all use social media? With our mobile techs of course!
These belles don’t leave the house without a cute stylus for our mobile devices (our blinged out styluses pictured above are dopeness). The sis has an iPad Air & I have a Samsung Note 10.1. We both have iPhone 5‘s. Honey, our 5’s stay dressed to the nines! Those of you who know us very well know that we’re always changing it up. Why? Because like anything else, changing accessories help our tech devices stay even cooler.
Do we spend a lot of money on them? Heck NO! Our fave place to purchase these type of items is Amazon. They should make us brand ambassadors as we get shipments on a regular! They have plenty of vendors to choose from, fast shipping (get Prime– I. LOVE. IT.), & will replace/refund an item that you don’t like without any hassle. You don’t even have to pay shipping to return items. We’ve found cute phone cases for as little as $3. My blinged out case above was less than $11 compared to plenty of peeps selling them for double & even quadruple. Check out the rest of our pics & our tips below!
This purple/teal Belkin case is so sleek & lightweight, but adds fierceness to my phone.
Tips for owning the perfectly styled tech devices:
1. Purchase a stylus… any stylus. A stylus keeps your clean oily fingers from streaking your phone. Don’t you haaaaate that? Lord knows I do. I don’t like the phone screen protectors at all. Also, a stylus makes navigating/texting on your touch screen devices even more easy & F-U-N! Win!
2. Find items that have the double f’s: Fashionable & Functional. Check out our example below. The phone case on the right has a wrist strap & a place to house cash/an i.d. & a few business cards if need be.
3. Play with different textures, patterns, etc. If you are afraid of doing so with your wardrobe…do so with your tech accessories. These are perfect conversational pieces. Trust me. They start convos for me all. of. the. time.
4. Make your own phone case. There are countless YouTube vids & you can purchase your must-haves via Amazon or any craft store. I’m working on making one soon. I have all my supplies so stay tuned.
Isn’t the cassette tape phone case cuuute. I also have it in a beautiful teal color. Less than $3!!!
This black Incipio phone case is a dream (less than $25). On days when we don’t feel like carrying a purse we use this. It snaps back at the bottom with a hidden place to store cash/cards/the works. We purchased ours from Verizon Wireless (mine is white to add contrast to my black iPhone). Too cool for school & my purse. I’ve never lost a phone & don’t plan on it, which is why this is one of my faves!
Oh before a belle forgets. See that black device above? It’s called Mophie & Shermika & I both have the dual port model. It’s basically a portable charging station. This little mobile device will allow you to charge your tablets/cellphones/any USB enabled devices while on the go for up to 5 times depending on usage/device. It’s lightweight & easily fits in your bag.
These will run you $99 or less, & we purchased them from the Apple store. The single port mophie is a lil less expensive too. They are easy to use & are always a life saver for us when we can’t hunt down a plug to recharge our devices. Used one before? Do you dress your devices?
On Friday eve the sis & I spent the night gazing at beautiful threads & more from designers all around the world. Honey, for a second a belle thought she had tip-toed on a jet to Paris, then, Italy, then back home to the states. Thanks to Alexis Suitcase(Buckhead location) we never had to pull out our passports. We experienced a lot of fashion cuteness in one night at their Alexis Suitcase hosted VIP event for Atlanta Bloggers.
The event was for us ladies to get together and feast on some of the best that the fashion gods had granted us with. There was a mini fashion show (all of the clothes/bags/shoes below are consignment–go purchase!), yummy eats, & plenty of shoes, accessories, handbags, clothes, & much more to have at.
Check a gander at all the fun we experienced below & tell us what you think!
One of the best parts of the night? *giggles* The prizes and the lust in liquid form also known as Vixen vodka. This vodka is the bomb.com as it’s too smooth for words. I sipped it for the first time here & fell in love then. We had so much fun!! There were random prizes given away, and bloggers received small swag bags. I even won a hair cut & will be giving it away soon. Stay tuned for the deets!
As usual, Shermika & I had a ball chatting with many of the ladies there as we all shopped & discovered new items to add to our fashion bucket-list. We’ve been to too many consignment shops to name, but honestly Alexis Boutique is our fave & they didn’t have to twist our arms for us to tell y’all this. It’s the truth.
If you know us then you already know of this consignment gem or we’ve physically taken you to shop there! LOL. 🙂 The grandest part of this consignemnt boutique is that they have items for everyone & EVERY budget. I’ve found shoes for as low as $20 & shirts as low as $5. Trust when I say this place is our best kept secret.
Swooning hard over anything you’ve peeped in this post? Been to this boutique? We’d love to hear.
Enjoy shopping & saving money while doin’ it! Until next time, friends. xoxo
Heeeey, friends! This is our first post of the New Year and we are beyond excited. The sis and I want to start the year off right by talking about how to get your face BEAT CHILE! There’s nothing like a simple face made up with some of the best products that don’t cause your wallet to scream. Less expensive does NOT mean junk. Beauty lesson for 2014: Be open to try new things and have fun!!!!
Spring is coming upon us. Ladies, we have to embrace color & use makeup that makes us look fab from day to night.
A belle has been dabbling around in a few beauty products and just had to share them with y’all. If you missed our segment on Fox 6 News, don’t fret because a belle has you covered.
New to makeup? Well, before putting on any makeup, start with a clean face. Tamika and I both get lots of compliments on our skin. We always clean thoroughly to remove dirt and oil.
Our fave beauty gadget that helps us do just that? Revlon’s Advanced Facial cleansing system does the job. It has six interchangeable attachments that will have your face feeling renewed! You can use any cleanser of your choice, but be sure to clean your face every night. Got us? Good!
Cate McNabb cosmetics are hitting the scene next month. It is a line of beauty products that are all natural (you read right), and encompasses eyeliners, gloss, and more. Tamika and I wore the lip gloss, and let me tell you….it is FAN-TASTIC! We both rocked their “Pink Lady” shade. It’s fun, flirty & can be worn day or night. The sis applied a little more gloss to her lips to achieve a brighter pink color, whereas I did a light application for a subtle daytime look. Either way you cannot go wrong.
I am often in search of cute colors that don’t peel on my lips or leave a residue. With these lip glosses, we were not disappointed as they actually lasted AND did not peel. Score!
We adore this line and will be making some purchases very soon. Aren’t these colored eyeliners adorable? Spring on the fun!!
Starlooks is an online monthly subscription service of cosmetics: eye-shadow, blush, etc. The monthly “StarBox” is $15 and you may cancel at anytime. On air, we wore the eye shadows from May 2013’s StarBox. Although our colors were natural, spring is about having fun with color…so we added color liners to our eyes for a pop. When you buy your blush, shadow, or lipstick, keep this in mind. Also, we have an extra StarBox for the 1st beauty to leave a comment & follow/like our latest Instagram post referencing this blog post. Good luck! It pays to read, right?!
So, what colors/products will you rock this spring?
DISCLAIMER: These items were sent to a belle for review over a period of time. This most certainly doesn’t affect our opinion in any way!