Monday, August 13, 2012

Case of the Mondays?

Well if you do, here's 10 beauty tips to help the week get nothing but better :)

1. If you do have eye wrinkles (which almost everyone does at some point in their lives), stay away from shimmery eye shadows. They can often emphasize the wrinkles. I would suggest staying to matte shadows if possible.

2. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS put on a top coat after finishing your nails. If you don't, it will dull in color so much faster and your nail polish will chip pretty much the next day.  I love Sally Hansen's but OPI is also a good one. Oh, and if you're doing a lot of house work with chemicals, sprays, even washing the dishes, it's a pretty good idea to use gloves not only to save your nails, but to keep them from becoming brittle and drying out your hands.

3. On Yahoo!, I read that they say you should only wash your face with product once a day because it can strip moisture. I don't necessarily agree with it so I tweaked it a little bit:
             At night, wash your face with your heavier product or prescribed topical medication (Proactiv, X-Out, Any 3 step acne wash, Epiduro, etc) and in the morning, use a light face wash. Favorites include Neutrogena and Biore but I actually LOVE the Simply brand.

4. Never pluck your eyebrows too thin. If you do, go to a threading place to get them reshaped nicely and don't touch them until you go back to the threading place and get them done one more time. Too thin of eyebrows can age your face by 10 years.

5. Enough people don't cleanse their makeup brushes. Even if you barely use them, wash them once a week. Yahoo! suggested a few drops of shampoo and washing them through thoroughly, then laying them on a paper towel to dry over night.

6. Try not to put such harsh chemicals on your skin. Our skin absorbs everything so even the simplest things like drawing on your hands to the most extreme like putting a "go away cellulite" cream, and then a wrinkle cream, and then an anti aging cream at once are going to do nothing but hurt.

7. I'm not one of these type of people but if you are and you go for airbrush tans, don't put on moisturizer or lotion on after you get it done until 7 or 8 hours after. Don't ask me why but I know it has something to do with mixing with the DHA's.

8. Skip glycolics or retinoids - ingredients found in many acne treatments and anti-aging products - at least three days beforehand if you're getting a facial area waxed. These ingredients cause cells to turnover faster, making skin more sensitive and wax more apt to pull off a layer," says Lidia Tivichi, a clinical esthetician and founder of Maris Dusan Spa in New York City.

9. With laser hair removal, it's best to shave right before going because if you have stuble or longer hair, it will just hurt during the process.

10. NEVER EVER EVER  put vaseline on your face as a moisturizer. It clogs pores an although it leaves your face feeling like a baby's bottom, it also feels oily and is terrible for your skin. For the same baby's bottoms effect but just not oily or terrible for your skin, I would suggest a hydration moisturizer or a hydration mask once a week or every other week.

much love,

Friday, August 10, 2012

I cross my heart and hope to die I only stay with you one more night...

Totally loving this ensemble and felt a bit edgy today.  I love the embellishment on the top of the bustier. Still have to upload some of the pics from the past photo shoot that I promised but I'm waiting to get back the CD. Thanks for being patient! :) Mwahhh.

p.s. song of the day "one more night by maroon 5"


Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Unfortunately, the picture makes me look lighter than I am but summers tan hasn't faded yet and I'm going to miss this summer so much :(

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Green Laterns

It's become an epidemic in Hollywood and I love it :)


One of the major fashion obsessions of the summer (that I hope continue throughout the fall) is the color peach. On the runway, Chloe wore it as a skirt and paired it with a white tank, a nude belt, and red loafers. Not my favorite way to make the look but here are my suggestions on which colors work the best with it.

1. Corals
2. Silvers
3. Champagnes/Nudes
4. Lavenders

Much love,


I f***ING love this razor! I honestly have never had a better razor in my life. No shaving cream is needed and its so soft, no razor burns or bumps! Even though it is a bit pricey, its worth it! Oh and hi :)


Sunday, August 5, 2012


We went out Friday night and this is what came of the end of the night at 430 in the morning at Meijer

Much love, Talia

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


So according to this stunningly handsome man right here, his button down shirt with nothing else and white skinny jeans are the sexiest thing a woman can wear. My thoughts? Three things:

1. I still love the effortless white tee and jeans look.
2. I have the white jeans...
3... Still trying to get into his shirt ;)



Apparently, in Chicago on the beaches, over 100 people have passed. I'm there Monday-Friday and haven't seen anything happen and it's kind of creepy to think about... But on another sad note: I got my haircut. 3 F***ING INCHES! I asked for a trim, what the heck?!?!? Well good news is my hair looks healthier and I like how she did my layers so I suppose beggers can't be choosers. Well, another long day ahead of me tomorrow for a magazine print photo shoot.

Much love,

Monday, July 30, 2012


After a week's getaway with some great friends, I've never been happier in my life. Me and Adam had a great time and it was really nice to see our friends get along so well. I'd like to thank you guys for being so patient and allowing me to take a break from blogging for a bit. But tomorrow, I have another photoshoot bright and early and will promise to upload some of those. :)


 I love him so much.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Taking a break and having a get together tonight, should be fun :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012


I was on my way to get all done up for my photo shoot but got an urge to put on pink lipstick lol pics will be up soon :)


Monday, July 16, 2012


It was 10 months the other day... Time really does fly by when you're having fun :)


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wedding Bells

Last night, my uncle got married and with over 300 people, it was a great wedding. Wearing my Serbian grb ring ($700.00), Charlotte Russe earrings ($4.50), BCBG dress ($225.00), Joan David shoes ($575.00), and the best accessory yet, my man (priceless), I couldn't have felt better about myself.

Much love,

Friday, July 13, 2012

Oh, Steve

Has been and always will be one of my favorites.. just bought these from Steve Madden for $119 from his 2012 summer line. One of his most comfortable heels too.



My collection of lipstick which mostly consists of pinks. I love the way it looks with my tan skin, brown hair, and brown eyes.


Thursday, July 12, 2012


I haven't had these in forever.... But I decided 90 degrees outside is a good excuse :)


Obsessed with OCC

So I recently bought Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics' Lip Tar in Trollop.  I mentioned earlier that I don't wear barely any pink except for my lips and I'm in love with this one. It's actually a bit more pink that the picture came out as but I don't mind :) $14.50 from OCC. You can pretty much buy it anywhere like a Macy's, Sephora, Nordstroms, and etc. or online!


Possibly pink

I don't EVER EVER EVER wear pink other than on my lips but once in a while I'll find something I like. These shoes definitely made the list.

Much love,

Faded like a Stud

In love with these :)


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Nail me.

Every week, I do my own nails a bit differently. This time, I went for a super pastel pink, almost looks like an off white. From wet n wild salon manicure collection called Sugar Coat. $4 at Target.


Grayslake, Cincinnati, and Union KY

Just got back from week roadtrip. So much fun! Unpacking and then packing back up for orientation tomorrow at UIC. Thank you to everyone who helped and supported! Pics will be up soon but here's some randoms :)