Monthly Archives: May 2013

Love Lace? Get the Look on Your Nails!

I’m constantly on the hunt for easy and cute nail art ideas. Keyword being easy. I honestly can’t stand having a solid-colored manicure because I get bored of it in less than a day and everyone else has the same thing. Nail art allows your personality to shine through in a different way than the obvious hair and style choices. Plus, everyone will be jealous of your pretty nails and will never believe you did them yourself! (more…)

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Yo Ho Ho and a Box Full of Gold

In another life I was a pirate. I love gold, treasures, and trinkets and scope out lucky pennies on a daily basis to add to my collection of “booty.” I like to rebel against society and if I knew how to go about obtaining and operating a yacht piled high with gold and living on the high seas, I would. My jewelry is stowed away in protective chests, each piece carrying a memory or some type of sentimental importance. I’ve told you before about my lucky bullet, which is the most sentimentally important treasure I own and the reason I wear it every day (regardless if it matches my outfit or not).

I notice many people wearing their sentimental pieces on a regular basis. It’s usually the small trinkets that don’t necessarily match and are dainty. These understated pieces we carry are usually tied to some significant event or person or because we wear them so much we feel they are witnesses to major parts of our lives. (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Robyn – Hang with Me

Band: Robyn

Genre: Electronic pop

Origin: Stockholm, Sweden

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Best Celebrity Blogs! No, Perez Hilton Doesn’t Make the List.

I’m an avid blog reader. There are a few blogs I check on every day, but mostly I just click around from the different links they post and see what’s out there. Believe it or not there are a few really good blogs run and/or created by well-known celebrities. I love reading about celebrities and looking at gossip sites (no shame!) but it’s interesting to see a completely different, and more personal, side to them through their blogs.

In my opinion, these are a handful of the best blogs created/run by celebrities. (more…)

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Trending: Stripes!

Trend

People might be intimidated by wearing striped tops, jeans, dresses, etc. Stripes have the reputation of making you look wider than you truly are. However, according to a style report on TLC, “A perception expert at the University of York in the U.K. found that when two women of the same size wore horizontally and vertically striped dresses, the woman wearing the horizontal stripes appeared thinner. These experiments were based on the Helmholtz square illusion, first created in the eighteenth century, and suggest that horizontal stripes may help slim the figure by creating a 3D effect and introducing depth.”

Check out a few easy ways to look great and feel confident wearing stripes! (more…)

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Summer-Ready Hairstyles You Have to Try!

The weather is starting to heat up outside which only means one thing: frizz. I tend to think my hair is naturally frizzy and always looking like a mess, so summertime makes it worse. Unfortunately, I wasn’t blessed with the skills of doing awesome up-dos and other effortless hairstyles that my sister, of course, has a knack for.

Now that frizzy-hair weather is about to be in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about hairstyles that are easy, quick and versatile. Here are three of my favorite summer-ready hairstyles every girl needs to try! (more…)

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How To Not Look like a Tourist in the Rain

Rain, rain go away come again while I’m on vacation in the Bahamas. Rain sucks. Unless you’re trying to sleep or overindulge in carbs (guilty!), then it’s the perfect motivation. The sidewalks in the city become filled with slow-walking, umbrella-carrying, rain-boot-wearing, frizzy-hair-having pedestrians that all have the same grimace as the horizontal rain sprinkles onto their faces, making their umbrellas mostly useless.

Food

I was near the Meatpacking District meeting some friends for a lazy Sunday carb-loading Italian dinner (check out the tiramisu above) while checking out everyone’s drizzle style and taking creeper shots. The rain stayed at a consistent drizzle/fuzzy sprinkle all day so people were dressed across the board. I caught some overly prepared tourists walking around in their candy colored PVC ponchos who looked like they were ready for a monsoon, and locals who were mostly dressed in light hooded jackets, hats or completely unprepared as if it was just another sunny day. I met a group of friends all with their individual styles to combat the elements.

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Dresses, Dresses and More Dresses!

Torn by Ronny Kobo

I love bows, tutus, tulle, heels, flowy silhouettes and everything else that sounds super girly. The only problem? I hate dresses. Well, let’s clarify: I hate wearing dresses but I love the idea of them. I’m the type of girl who literally wears jeans and a tee every day. It’s just comfortable and easy, which dresses, to me, are not. However, when I first saw the Torn by Ronny Kobo dresses that came in yesterday I instantly fell in love. (more…)

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Calling All Fashion Designers!

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Are you a talented, up-and-coming fashion designer? Do you have a line of women’s clothing, accessories, shoes or jewelry? Would you be interested in selling your unique designs at SINGER22? Do you want your fashion line to gain global exposure? If you answered yes to the questions above, we highly encourage you to participate in our first ever New Designer Day. More importantly, what is New Designer Day? More info after the jump! (more…)

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Always Travel in Style

Flowers

I took a trip back to the South for Mother’s Day weekend to surprise my mom. She’s impossible to shop for, so being the narcissist I am, I thought I was the best present to show up on her doorstep. No one knew I was visiting, so when I showed up with a bouquet of flowers (above) and walked through the front door at dinnertime everyone was thrilled. I was relieved that she was so happy to see me because I figured I would either be welcomed with excitement or scolded for being so good at lying for a month about the planned trip and sneaking down the East Coast. (more…)

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Rachel’s Radar: Four Summer Makeup Trends

Being a lifestylist, there is more to it than just styling with clothing and accessories. Makeup is a huge aspect to consider when making your look complete and polished. Makeup is just as important as carrying the latest bag and strutting in heels. Here are four makeup trends to try this summer. (more…)

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Everyday Makeup Tutorial Using ONLY Drugstore Products!

Our favorite beauty blogger, Teni of MissMaven, is at it again with her latest makeup tutorial. All the girls here at SINGER22 love watching her videos every Thursday because the makeup looks Teni create are stunning! We watch her videos over and over trying to figure out how she applies beautiful makeup with such ease…and also because we have a slight girl crush. (more…)

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Studio Sounds: Capital Cities – Safe And Sound

Band: Capital Cities

Genre: Electronic-infused indie rock

Origin: Los Angeles, California

To check out Capital Cities upcoming tour dates, click here!

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Hey Mom, Treat Yourself for Mother’s Day!

Mother's DayOne of the toughest jobs in the world is to be a mother. It’s nice to have one day a year that’s guaranteed to appreciate all the hard work and effort mom’s everywhere have to deal with on a daily basis. It would be nice if there were two, three…or four days dedicated to it! But we’re just saying.

Obviously since it’s Mother’s Day you will receive gifts from your children saying how much they love you and that you are the best mom in the whole world. And while you may cherish and look forward to opening these precious gifts that may possibly get stowed away somewhere, eaten (you can’t resist those chocolates) or die (I’m talking about flowers!), you should treat yourself. Yes, that’s right. We want you to buy yourself something this Mother’s Day! (more…)

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Top 10 Looks from Last Night’s Met Gala

All the top names in fashion gathered together last night at the 2013 Met Gala. The theme this year was Punk: Chaos to Couture. Not my first choice but definitely interesting. I was looking forward to seeing everyone’s different perception of what punk is and how extreme some would go. Sarah Jessica Parker, for instance, wore a full-on mohawk headpiece while Kim Kardashian opted for a floral turtleneck dress complete with matching gloves and shoes.

I was expecting to see studs, leather, black and everything else considered punk. There was definitely all of those aspects and some celebrities seemed to nail the theme a bit better than others. On that note, here are my top ten picks for best Met Gala looks! (more…)

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