Baby, it’s cold outside. *Winter Fashion Haul*

Happy belated Thanksgiving! If you have been following my tweets then you know that I had a wonderful Thanksgiving and an awesome Black Friday. I went all out for this Black Friday and splurged on myself a little. I love Black Friday shopping and it is a tradition for me. Something about fighting the crowds in the middle of the night and wee hours of the morning is so thrilling for me that I’m like a kid in a candy shop in the way that I get excited for it every year. I love the excitement of searching for a great deal, despite the obvious marketing ploys and whatnot. I had a ton of fun this Black Friday and want to highlight some of my finds…

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1.  Bow Print Graphic Tee

I have been loving graphic tees. They are so quick, comfy, and stylish under a sweater with skinny jeans and boots. And who could resist this bow print?

2. Cat in Sunglasses Graphic Tee

Here’s another graphic tee… A cat in sunglasses? What’s cooler than that? I love cats and with this tee, I will be one cool cat.

3. Leopard Back Sweater

This sweater is an amazing little gem perfect for adding a bit of oomph to any outfit. Business in the front and a party in the back which fits my style to a tee. This was love at first sight for me.

4. Letters Graphic Tee

The letters print is so unique and catchy in classic black and white color. This is a basic tee that is not so basic yet basic enough to mix well with your casual wardrobe.

5. Gray Scarf

This is a simple piece that will keep you warm while adding an extra touch to any outfit. It is simply amazing what adding texture can do for an outfit.

6. Black Wide Brim Hat

This is super trendy and just so sexy and cute for Winter. With this hat, you can protect yourself from the sun and look good doing it.

Please keep in mind the items that I posted above are similar styles to what I purchased on Black Friday and recently, but they are not exactly the same. However, I will be posting inspirational photos of myself with the actual pieces that I bought soon for those of you that want to see ideas for styling these items! Stay tuned!!

Xoxo,
Gigi


What’s on my lips this Fall/Winter? (4 Favorite Lippies!)

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Hey beautiful ladies and gents! Just in time for Thanksgiving and transitioning to Winter, I want to blog about 4 very special lipsticks! You know these lipsticks have to be out-of-this-world special to make it into a top 4 list! Let’s get started, in order of favoritism:

Revlon Plum Baby – This is a gorgeous blend of plum, mauve and pink with a hint of silver, icy shimmer that takes work and school appropriate lip color to a whole new level. A great way to pull off a classic lip that works for Fall/Winter.

New York Color Mahogany – This is the essential dark lip for Fall and Winter, a perfect mix of brown and red that totally pops and brightens the complexion. I always get complements when I wear this one. Nothing says sexy for Fall and Winter quite like this lipstick.

Revlon Violet Frenzy – This is a spunky purple and pink lip color that is a great alternative to the bright pinks and reds that are so popular for Summer. It is my go-to shade when I want to pack a Fall or Winter punch on my lips. It’s a total stunner shade!

Well, that’s a wrap! Hope you all enjoyed this post. Lots more coming soon! Enjoy your Thanksgiving and stay safe!

Xoxo,
Gigi


Follow your heart…

Happy Monday to all of my wonderful followers! I really do appreciate all of your feedback and support through my blog and Twitter. To all of you that have reached out to me about pursuing my YouTube channel, I am listening and feel absolutely honored that you are so supportive and interested in exploring that new adventure with me. As you may already know, I am always up to something new and exciting. This past week was completely hectic and a bit chaotic, but I had a ton of fun in the midst. I did something that I have not done in a few years… I GOT A TATTOO!!! What this tattoo means for me is really such a symbolic reflection of my life and myself completely. I’ve been contemplating a new tattoo for months. My last tattoo experience was a few years ago and although it is a great memory that I will treasure forever, I’m not in love with the tattoo. Therefore, I knew this time around to be a bit more careful and thankfully, I love my new tattoo and it looks awesome. It is still healing, but once it is fully healed I will have a photo to show and more about it (coming to a post on my blog soon!) Now, just around the corner is Thanksgiving and boy, am I excited for all the yummy Thanksgiving food that is coming my way. I went on a little Thanksgiving shopping spree and splurge to celebrate today. I found two very cute sweaters that I can’t wait to share with you all. I will be posting my look for Thanksgiving look. And please bear with me as I am still working on my YouTube channel. I really want to bring my vision for my channel to life when it is launched. It is taking a bit longer than I anticipated, but I really am striving for perfection and of course, I promise it will be worth it!

Xoxo,
Gigi


I was on the set for a Hollywood movie and all I got was this water bottle!

Hahaha, I am of course just kidding!!! Not about being on set or about the water bottle. Yes, that did happen today. However, I am very grateful for the amazing memories that were made today and all the fun that I had. If you have been following me on Twitter, you already know that I was on the set today for Bleed for This! It was truly a once in a lifetime experience and to have been a part of recreating history was worth more than words can describe. It was also very inspiring to see the production crew working so hard to get every detail right. It makes me want to strive that much harder on producing the best quality YouTube videos and tutorials for all of my lovely friends that have been waiting for them. I want you all to know that I am working very hard each day to put only the best content out there and I really want my YouTube channel to shine with the tutorials that I am working on for you all. You are gonna love them. Stay tuned! Almost on 24 hours without sleep I am off to zzz!!! Bye my friends.

Xoxo,
Gigi


Happy Halloween! Exciting news!!!

Hey beauties! I know I am a little late posting this but better late than never. I just have been super busy this week working so hard on my YouTube channel which will have my first makeup tutorial posted soon and also some other surprises! Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween as I certainly did. I went dressed as Cat without the Hat this year. What is that you ask? Well, I was Cat in the Hat for my daughter, Ellie’s birthday party a few weeks back and the hat did not cooperate very well with my hair. Rather than getting another costume I stuck it out and improvised by wearing my costume without the hat! Thus I was Cat without the Hat… Hahaha, brilliant right? And I bet you could guess what my little girls dressed as this year… every little girl’s character obsession this year… Frozen characters. I will admit, even grown-up girls like me are loving Frozen this year. My older daughter, Layla, dressed as Elsa and my younger daughter, Eliana AKA “Ellie” dressed as Anna. They were absolutely adorable if I do say so myself! It was a great Halloween indeed. And guess what happened over the past few days… Oh my goodness I was ever so honored to be honored not once but twice for an award in the past week! Jumping for joy that you all are interested in my blog. It makes me so happy to have friends on here that are interested in my life and my beauty journey!!! BIG, HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Samantha over at All Over This for nominating me for The Liebster Award!!!

Rules
1. Answer the questions sent to you.
2. Nominate 11 bloggers who have under 200 followers on Twitter.
3. Ask them 11 questions thought of by yourself.
4. Inform them of their nomination.
Questions
1.How did you come up with the name of your blog?
Just went with what popped into my head.
2.What inspired you to become a blogger?
I love beauty products, writing, art, and helping people. It was a no-brainer for me.
3.Who is your role model and why?
I have never had one and I was once told this would get me into trouble, but I like walking the unknown path which has never been traveled. I want to inspire myself and be my own role model. Actually, maybe a role model for me is not a person, but many people that have touched or inspired me in some way. It’s as if their positive spirit and warmth stuck with me in some fundamental way.
4.If your blog could have a theme tune what would it be?
Something YOU would like of course 🙂
5.One word that describes you?
Fun!
6.Who is your favourite blogger and why?
In my short time of blogging so far, I would have to say Amylockee (Refracted Beauty) because she was the first to nominate me for an award and she has been super sweet to me. Did I mention her blog is awesome too? Click the link above to read her blog!
7.What is your favourite season and why? I love Winter. There’s something so comforting about the chilling cold, warming up with sweaters, scarves, and lots of hot chocolate. A great excuse to load up on yummy food and party! My favorite holiday is Christmas and the promise of a New Year that comes afterward leaves me feeling so hopeful and cheery.
8.Who is your favourite makeup brand? So tough to say! I don’t have a favorite! I used to love MAC then Too Faced, but I’m moving towards other brands now. I feel like I need to try more brands before I can make a choice.
9.What is the most expensive purchase you have ever made? A car and soon to be a home!
10.Would you rather be invisible for the day or be able to read people’s minds? I think I would prefer reading minds.
11.What is the one thing that always makes you happy? A shopping spree.. or the feeling of traveling somewhere for the first time… The excitement of the anticipation is always such a happy, exhilarating feeling. I live for those moments like that!
Now, I nominate:
5) JDo
11) Caila
Now here are your questions:
1) What is your favorite holiday?
2) If you could only eat 1 food for the rest of this year, what would it be?
3) Apples or oranges?
4) If you could only use 1 makeup brand for the rest of this year, what would it be?
5) Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks?
4) What is the best feeling in the world?
5) What is your favorite way to relax?
6) What is your favorite TV show?
7) What is your favorite movie?
8) What is your favorite perfume?
9) How will you spend Thanksgiving this year?
10) What is your favorite Winter activity?
11) If you could be any fictional character, who would it be?
Have fun!!!
Xoxo,
Gigi

I was nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award!!!

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Hey Beauty Friends,
It was an absolute honor to find out that I was nominated for this today. I got started on it right away. Big, HUGE thank you xoxoxo to the very sweet Amyeloise97 for nominating me!! Go check out her blog right now at Refracted Beauty Trust me, you won’t regret it. She has awesome style and lots of interesting posts.

The Rules

1. You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.

2. You must list the rules and display the award.

3. You must add 7 facts about yourself.

4. You must nominate 15 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated

5. You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

My 7 facts:

– I have been obsessed with makeup ever since I can remember. I was the little girl that begged my mom to let me wear makeup at 10 years old.

– I have 2 little daughters, ages 4 and 2.

– I love children and would love to have more of my own.

– I love Fall and Winter.

– I love reading and learning. There is nothing quite like a great book and I believe that knowledge is power.

– I currently volunteer in a high school special education class once a week.

– My favorite dish is pad thai. Craving it right now as I type! Yummy!

I nominate:

1) Diva on a Dime

2) Curvy Hips and Done Up Lips

3) The Avon Insider

4) Dudette’s Talk

5) Meagan Hegler

6) thefashionoftheblonde

7) Beauty with Luxury

8) notedbeauty

9) the beauty ninja

10) Morning, Laurie.

11) Where Beauty, Fashion, and Cosmetics Come to Life

12) Beauty and The Nizz

13) xcluelessbeautyx

14) Jamie Talks Makeup

15) Wendy’s Avon Counter

Now, I’m off to let all my nominees know that they have been nominated. See ya again soon.

Xoxo,
Gigi


Beauty Update: Skin pics coming soon

Hello my beauty friends,
Hope everyone has been enjoying their weekend. I had an amazing weekend with friends and family. Now I am back to my blog world and ready to get my Melanopeel order done this next week, so I can have those awesome products that I am so excited for in my hands for me to try! My skin took a turn for the worst this weekend after I made a vlog about it for YouTube where I was raving about how only one side of my face breaks out. Well, guess what beauties? The other side of my face broke out! Hahaha, man oh man, was I upset to wake up to the sight of that. Now I am planning to make another vlog to show what it looks like now and also how I have been applying my makeup to cover it. I swear you cannot tell with my makeup on what I am hiding underneath and I recently discovered a full-coverage foundation that is to-die-for and incredibly cheap. I’m currently loving it! Anyways, I have a ton of pics to upload to show my skin as of recently. I will get working on that right now. See you again soon and I will have pics ready by then 🙂

Ciao!

Xoxo,
Gigi