Friday, October 17, 2014

Heavy on Fashion's XXOO Shopping Guide - Fall 2014 Edition





Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so excited to give you Heavy on Fashion's Fall XXOO Shopping Guide for 2014! Usually I like to have this list up on the first day of Fall but I found so many great items in October I had to feature them. I mean seriously, I have some great new products that I feel are a must for Fall this year!

 Homemade Nail Polish

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Did you know that you can use eyeshadow to create your favorite nail polish colors?!

As you all know, I love getting my nails done. Shout out to my nail artist Tyh at http://instagram.com/iam_nailzbytyh! As I was saying, I love nails so when I heard of a D.I.Y book for creating your own nail polish and designs, I was excited. Homemade Nail Polish  is a fantastic book filled with unique homemade nail polish colors that you can make in the comforts of your own home. I mean you can make your own custom color for your wedding, your birthday, or any occasion you would like. So if you can't afford to get your digital glam to the 9's than Do-it-yourself!

Check out more information on Homemade Nail Polish Create Unique Colors and Designs For Eye-Catching Nails By Allison Rose Spiekermann at http://ulyssespress.com/?books=homemade-nailpolish

Whitening Lightning's Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss 

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My pale/vintage lip using Whitening Lightning's Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Butter Cream


One of my favorite lip glosses right now is the Whitening Lightning's Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss in Butter Cream. I have to say I love this color. This pale pink works great on me when I want to pull off the vintage/pale lip look. I also like the light up wand and the mirror. This is a great when you have to retouch your lip gloss and do not have a mirror or when great lighting is not handy. This

Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss retails for $24 and comes in many great colors! Buy your own Lighted Lip Gloss at  http://www.whiteninglightning.com/product/cosmetics-make-up/color-your-smile-lighted-lip-gloss-butter-cream/


Kleenex On the Go Slim Pack

Heavy on Fashion Fall 2014 Must Have List

We all know that when Fall hits, it is time to pull out those tissues. With all these nasty little bugs going around, a Kleenex facial tissue is your friend. I love the On the Go Slim Pack. The On the go Slim Pack can fit anyway. I have on in my handbag. Seriously you never know when you will need a Kleenex. They are also great for makeup removal or helping you when you have the sniffles. Cold and Flu season is here so be prepare with Kleenex!

Check our local store to pick up your On The Go Slim Pack today!

Bandaid Advance Healing Blister

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With the Fall come great high heel and equestrian style boots. With great new boots comes some serious blisters. Yeah, I said it. We all have suffer those pesky blister when you are trying to break in your super cute footwear. Well, I suggest Bandaid Advance Healing Blister. Carry a few in your handbag while on the go & keep a few in the house. I have to say these Bandaids are one of my must have not just for the fall but all year round.

You can pick up Band Aid almost everywhere!


Shea Moisture

Heavy on Fashion Fall 2014 Must Have List
Heavy on Fashion Fall 2014 Must Have List

One of my favorite Hair products on the grocery shelf is Shea Moisture! I love their Shea Moisture and Black soap lines when treating my natural hair but I never tried their cosmetic line until recently. I personally fell in cosmetic lust with the mix, match, and play contouring and highlighting palette.  We are all familiar with contouring, well The Mix, Match, Play is a great tool for beating that face into a serious selfie moment! The Primer by Shea Moisture goes on very smooth. If you have to prime your wall when you paint, you must prime that face when you paint that face!

The Mix, Match , Play Palette retails for $24.99 and the Silicon free Primer retails for $15.99



Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

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Until I started blogging, I didn't realize how important a great makeup brush was. Well my fashion divas and gurus, I do now. A great brush can do wonder for any makeup look. This does not mean you have to spend a fortune on it. I am not for not. The Real Techniques Expert Face Brush is a great example of a quality product without spending a tons of cash.  I love that Real Technique Expert Face Brush is ultra-plush, synthetic bristles are hand-cut and
100% cruelty-free. This is a great brush for applying foundation, contouring your face, and applying blush but honestly you can use this brush for anything.

The Real Techniques Expert Face Brush retails for $9. Pick up your very own Expert Face brush at http://realtechniques.com/shop-collection/expert-face-brush


Aromaflage Purser - On the Go Spray

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So if you are like me and not a huge fan of bugs but hate the smell of bug spray and the harmful chemicals in it than you will love love love Aromaflage Purser - On the Go Spray. It is Free of DEET, chemicals, and parabens and smells fabulous. I am serious, I wore Aromaflage Purser at work and received so many compliments. I never though I would see the day when there was a lovely smelling bug repellent. Thank goodness for Aromaflage!

The Aromaflage Purser - On the Go Spray retails for $30. Check out this and other great products at http://www.aromaflage.com/products/aromaflage-purser


Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels

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Ok so I was introduced to this product a while ago but never paid Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels until New York Fashion week!  I tell you Fashion week is full of fun but a bit exhausting. Thank goodness when I got home I placed these bad boys on my stressed eyes and arose looking refreshed. Talk about a spa day at home. For just $30, you can de puff your eyes in minutes (for me it was about 10-15). Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels holds 8 pairs of eye gels. They are very easy to put on and just as easy to take off. This is now part of my spa kit.

Go to http://www.skyniceland.com/product-32-hydro-cool-firming-eye-gels  to Pick you your Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool FirmingFace Gels today.



Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil


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With the fall bring dry skin and no one wants that especially when the temperatures are beginning to drop. This is why I like Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial Oil. It is great for the cold and hopefully not but could happen harsh weather to come. As I have mention several time on this blog, I suffer from dry sensitive skin. Thankfully, Olay Facial oil is dye and fragrance-free. When The colder whether starts to creep in, I pull out my facial oils. Olay is a great choice for my Fall 2014 list because it can be found at any drug or grocery store. Very convenient when you are out and about.

The Olay Regenerist Luminous Facial oil retails for $24.99 and can be brought almost anywhere.

Woolite

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We all are familiar with the Woolite brand. Well I have a confession to make, I actually never used woolite until recently. I know, I should be ashamed. Thanks to the lovelies at Woollite I was able to see what all the hype was about. After using Woolite, my clothes look a lot better. Who would have thought that one change in what I wash my clothes in would make such a visual different. So I had to add Woolite Everday to my Heavy on Fashion Must Have list!

The prices on Woolite varies from store to store. For more on Woolite go to http://www.woolite.us

AUVIO® PBT1000 Bluetooth® Portable Speaker

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 I could not make my XXOO list with feauring some tech! I mean the world today runs on the latest tech you can get your hands on . Luckily, I was able to get my hands on the AUVIO® PBT1000 Bluetooth® Portable Speaker courtesy of RadioShack.

Here is a list of someof my favorite features! 
Wireless speaker easily pairs with your iPhone®, Android™ phone or any  Bluetooth-compatible device
Built-in speakerphone for making and taking calls - A great feature especially when you have a phone call and you have y
our hands full 

Built-in rechargeable battery provides up to 13 hours of playback

USB power-out port allows you to charge your device - Phone charger! 

The AUVIO® PBT1000 Bluetooth® Portable Speaker retail for $129.99! This is perfect for holiday parties, tailgating, or business calls. Go to http://www.radioshack.com to buy the AUVIO® PBT1000 Bluetooth® Portable Speaker today.

Piper's Perfumery

Heavy on Fashion Fall 2014 Must Have List


Finally one of my favorite and must affordable picks for Heavy on Fashion's XXOO Shopping Guide Fall 2014 Edition is Piper's Perfumery! If you love unique and light scents for a reasonable price than Piper's Perfumery is for you. Shoot this is for me too! I feel in scent lust over the complex smells and the $4.98 price tag! I mean you can't go wrong with that. Check out all the Affordable fragrance mist at your local Walmart.



Sea salt & Rosewater: Top notes of Wild Freesia, Casaba Melon and Apple Blossom, lead into mid tones of Sea Salt Accord and Rosewater Jasmine, and end with dry notes of Driftwood and Musk.
       Love Spark: Top notes of Wild Berries, Red Apple and Melon Water lead into floral mid tones of Peach Blossom and Jasmine, ending with dry notes of Fresh Ozone, Wild Rose and Sweet Pea.

 Naughty & Nice: Top notes of Sweet Mandarin and Cyclamen lead into mid tones of Sensual Jasmine, White Cedar and Sugared Amber Crystals, ending with dry notes of Creamy Sandalwood, Warm Vanilla Bean and Musk.


I would like to thank all who participated in Heavy on Fashion's XXOO Shopping Guide-Fall 2014 Edition! 

If you have a product and would like to be a part of Heavy on Fashion Must Have List, go to http://heavyonfashion.blogspot.com/p/advertisinggiveawayssponsorship.html for more detail or contact me at Email Heavy on Fashion at milanmalan (at) Gmail (dot) com for more information

Until Next time
Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Heavy on fashion Events : Charmin Kicks Off OPRAH’S The Life You Want Weekend


Hello all my fashion divas and gurus!  Today, this post is about my tome at the Charmin Kicks Off OPRAH’S The Life You Want Weekend Media Brunch . I was so honored to be invited nd listen to some of the most influential business women on how to balance professional success with personal achievements.  TV host, lifestyle expert and author Egypt Sherrod moderated a panel that included Silvia High, CEO of Aiming High, Karen Meleta, ShopRite Vice President, Consumer and Corporate Communications and Jodi Allen, Vice President of North America Marketing and Brand Operations at P&G.

OPrah OPRAH’S The Life You Want Weekend Exclusive Breakfast Power Meet up & Celebrity Panel
One of the biggest lesson that I walked away with is finding time for myself. Many women including myself, feel that we have to do it all but forget that finding a calm space for ourselves is a priority. Karen Meleta, Silvia High, and Jodi Allen proven the point that finding time for you, you can be fulfilled. Some women garden, others may find a calm space in their on the way to work. This lesson made me realize that focusing on my own peace and stillness is not a bad this. Being selfish is not a bad thing.

Other lesson that I learn was that success is great but not everything. All the ladies on the panel did not brag about the professional success but talks about what really brought them joy and happiness. When one is happy in there personal life, your career will reflect that happiness. 


Check out my time at Oprah's O-Town Expereince and Charmin breakfast Power Meet-up! 

I would like to thank the loveies at CHARMIN for iniviting me to OPRAH’S The Life You Want Weekend Exclusive Breakfast Power Meet up & Celebrity Panel! I had a great time listening to some great speaker, engaging with new people, and learning more about  some great brand and myself. 


Until Next Time
Live, Style, Writer
Malanb



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Heavy on fashion review - Perlier Shea Butter with White Lily Hand Cream

Perlier Shea Butter Hand Cream retails for $24.00
Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you another great new product courtesy of iFabbo.  Today, I am reviewing Perlier Shea Butter with White Lily Hand Cream. When I first opened  Perlier Shea Butter with White Lily Hand Cream, I loved the thickness of the cream. Many hand cream are thin these days so it was refreshing to use a great think hand cream.

I also love that Perlier Shea Butter with White Lily Hand Cream will last me an entire day. I have very dry skin so finding a great lotion is a must in my beauty routine. I have to say I like Perlier Shea Butter with White Lily Hand Cream. I love the scent, lily of the valley mixed with Rose petals and shea butter.  The 6.7 fl oz bottle is a great size too especially for the Perlier line. 

I would suggest buying Perlier Shea Butter with White Lily Hand Cream and add it to your Spa at Home routine. It is a great addition to use when you have some time to yourself and want to feel luxurious. 

You can buy your very own Perlier Shea Butter with White Lily Hand Cream at http://www.hsn.com/products/perlier-shea-butter-with-white-lily-hand-cream/7540392

Until Next Time 
Live, Style, Write
Malanb

Monday, September 29, 2014

Heavy on Fashion Events - Day 3&4 of New York Fashion Week #VZWNYFW

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! We are finally at my final days at New York Fashion week!  I had the chance to check out some great independent designers, view some great accessories, and party like a rock star! So without further ado here is Heavy on Fashion Events - Day 3&4 of New York Fashion Week #VZWNYFW


Day #3

Day 3 of my New York Fashion Week time started with a 4 runway shows! Yes, You read correctly 4 runway shows. The first show I attended was The Christian Kollection.  This collection was filled with bold prints and vibrant colors. Check out the S/S 15 collection here!



The Next Collection was the Warda Haute Couture S/S 2015 Collection. This collection was full of elegant gown with wonder detailed lace work. There were some great wedding and mother of the bride dressed in this collection. You can check all that Warda Haute Couture Collection has to offer at http://www.wardahautecouture.com




Finally one of my favorite indie designers Adolfo Sanchez has showcased his Spring/Summer 2015 collection.  Full of great couture piece, Adolfo is a designer to keep your eye on. I love the gold embroidered skirt, super cute! Check all that Adolfo has to offer at http://www.adolfosanchezdesigns.com/



Finally I was introduced to Tumbler and Tipsy by Fashion designer and professional figure Skater Michael Kuluva. Tumbler and Tipsy Spring/Summer 2015 collection was super dupper fun! With some Baked by Melissa Cupcakes in hand thanks to the gurus at Tumbler and Tipsy. The show was full of vibrant color and funky style. I also loved tha Amanda Lepore was the finale model! She is so much fun and a great reminder of what fashion is about, being creative and having fun! Check out the latest from Tumbler and Tipsy collection at http://tumblerandtipsy.net/








Day #4

On Day 4, I began my fashion filled day with a Nolcha Fashion Week Media Lounge party filled with some great innovative brands including Ploosh Hippo Purse, EVA SHAW DESIGNS, and many more! The Nolcha Fashion Week Media Lounge party was at the Empire Hotel! 
 


Alex and Ani's Founder, Creative Director, and CEO, Carolyn Rafaelian, hosted a meet and greet at Bloomingdales on 59th street.  Alex and Ani launched a new Charity By Design Little Brown Bear Charm Bangle created exclusively for Bloomingdale’s in support of the Child Mind Institute, an organization committed to transforming mental health care for children everywhere. Alex and Ani will donate 20% of the purchase price from this charm to the Child Mind Institute, with a minimum donation of $25,000 between September 2014 and December 2015. I am always for fashion with a cause! To support the Alex and Ani Little Brown Bear cause go here!




Finally, as my time at New York Fashion comes to an end, I partied like a rock star! I attened the Ok! Magazine New York Fashion Week party at the VIP Room in New York City. The party was full of celebs inclusding the Hilton Sisters ( Paris and Nicky!), Reality tv stars Aviva Drescher, and ton more. Like serious so many I forgot! There was also tons of brands in attendence including  Morgan Taylor providing ubber cute manicures, Minx Moscato was in hand, and DJ Yo-C was killing the turntables! The party was so good, I didn't want it to end but we all know the saying. 
All good things come to an end including fashion week. 




I had a ball this season of New York Fashion Week. I would like to thank Verizon for being my tech sponsor for this fashion week adventure! I would also to thank all for the fab invites.

For more info on how you can be a part of Heavy on Fashion Sponsor program go to http://heavyonfashion.blogspot.com/p/advertisinggiveawayssponsorship.html

Until Next Time
Live, Style, Write
Malanb

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Heavy on Fashion Reviews Stearns & Foster and Hammitt Lockland Handbags & Giveaway*

Hammitt Los Angeles Lockland handbag

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am here to bring you an exclusive review and giveaway from the lovelies at Stearns & Foster and Hammitt! Stearns & Foster and Hammitt Handbags have come together to bring American-made luxury, timeless, limited-edition, handcrafted “Lockland” bag.  Stearns & Foster is an iconic, American-made, premium, luxury mattress brand, well known and well respected for superior craftsmanship, timeless design and hand finished details. Hammitt Los Angeles is a maker of American made, hand-crafted, timeless leather handbags. Imean this is a epic collaboration of craftmanship and lux!



Hammitt Los Angeles Lockland handbag


This is the Lockland bag! This bag makes a serious fashion statement with a classic silhouettes, gold rivets, and great craftmanships. The Hammitt Los Angeles S&F Lockland retails for
$75 0.00 and worth every penny! This bag is made by hand in the U.S.A. The interior feels like butter, well it should it is of the finest suede. Yes suede lining! You can not get more luxurious than that. I also love that three interior compartments and an external cell phone pocket.


Hammitt Los Angeles Lockland handbag

Check out all the fabulous bags that Hammitt has to offer at http://hammitt.com/

Side Note: Keep your eyes open, this Hammit Bag will be making an appearance on my next style post! Stay Tuned! 


Now through December 15, 2014, S&F and Hammitt will be giving away five handmade “Lockland” bags per month. Yes, you read correctly, you can win a limited-edition handmade luxury “Lockland” handbag.

The Grand Prize winner will win their very own hand-stitched Stearns & Foster Lux Estate mattress!
This has to be the best giveaway on facebook right now! 

My fashion divas and gurus, you have to get into this giveaway!

Go to Stearns and Foster facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/stearnsandfoster/ 
Like the page and enter for your chance to win a Lockland bag and even a Stearns & Foster Lux Estate mattress.

You can not buy the Exclusive Lockland Bag anywhere...so I suggest you enter the Stearns & Foster and Hammitt Lockland Handbags & Giveaway!

Until Next Time 
Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Monday, September 22, 2014

Heavy on Fashion + Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 = Runway Bliss

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! Fashion and technology are having a wonderful love affair and this lustful love was seen all over New York Fashion Week. Every fashion editor and blogger had  the latest smart phone in hand, a tablet in their handbag, and a DSLR camera hanging around their necks.

Even the fashion accessories on the runway were tech geared like Rebecca Minkoff fashion forward smart bracelet, where you can check you email or social media account.  Elie Tahari’s collabo with the iPhone 6 and the infamous Iphone 6 dress. Google Glass collaborating with Diane von Furstenberg,which is crazy! Even Moschino and Nicholas Kirkwood have teamed up with Samsung to create some killer phone cases for the Samsung Galaxy S5. 

Fashion and Technology are here to stay so it was just a matter of time when Heavy on Fashion would get in on the game. I am so happy to bring you a look at my experience with the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5.

Heavy on Fashion + Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 = Runway Bliss



Thanks to the lovelies at Verizon, I was able use the hottest phone on the market right now, the Samsung Galaxy S5.  I fell in love with the Samsung Galaxy S5 huge touch screen 5.1” Full HD sAMOLED Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 Touch Screen Display. I am a huge fan of Gorilla Glass because it is durable and you don't have worry about tons of potential cracks. 



The Samsung main camera has 16 MP which takes great photos and video with tons of editing technology. I was able to transfer my photos from the phone to my computer very easily and I was able to email all my videos very easy. I was able to take some killer shots. Check them out at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMalanB/





I also love the sleek style of the Samsung Galaxy S5. This phone smooth and has a stylish look that will go with any outfit. The phone was extremely light and I was able to get some of my favorite apps on the phone with tons of room to spare. As you may or may not know, New York fashion week is not just inside the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tents at Lincoln Center. There are tons of shows and events all over the city. As a blogger, I have to have great reception all the time in order to post the latest photos and video of the moment. Fortunately, the Verizon network worked well for me. No problems!





Check out my video of Korto Momolu S/S 2015 Show. I used the Samsung Galaxy S5 to create the video and the slide show. My shoots came out fabulous!

Over all my experience with the Verizon Samsung S5 was great, powerful, and stylish.  
To pick up your very own Samsung Galaxy just click here!

I would like to thank the Lovelies at Verizon for being the tech sponsor for this season of New York Fashion week ! 

If you are interested in being a sponsor on Heavy on Fashion,

Until Next Time 
Malanb

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Heavy on Fashion Talks to Fashion Stylist Arnold Milfort

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am here with a exclsuive interview with the  fabulous fahsion stylist to the Stars Arnold Milfort. Arnold has added his fashionable touch to many celebs including Elle Varner, Keyshia Cole, Shontelle, and most recently Wendy Williams and the cast of TV One's R&B Divas: Atlanta.

So without future Ado, This is Heavy on Fashion Talks to Fashion Stylist Arnold Milfort
Styled by Arnold Milfort


When did you realize you wanted to become a stylist?

Arnold Milfort: I began my career as a Visual Merchandiser, styling mannequins for Lacoste, Nordstroms, and Juicy Couture. it was somewhere in between that I began doing production during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. This is where I really feel in love with the industry. I was on the retail side of fashion prior, but after being backstage at Michael Kors, and Donna Karan I realized that this is part of the business I wanted to be in. So I decided instead of dressing mannequins why not dress people.

Describe you typical work day.

Arnold Milfort: A typical work day for me consists of, sending emails, reviewing look-books, making phone calls, setting up appointments, and doing research. Not very glamorous...lol.


Styled by Arnold Milfort


Who was your favorite person to style from the TV One's R&B Divas: Atlanta reunion? who was your least favorite person?

Arnold Milfort: I honestly didn't have a "favorite" all the ladies were super sweet, and professional. I did however make a special connection with Monifah Carter and Terez Mychelle. 

If you can style anyone in the world living or dead, who would it be?

Arnold Milfort: I have a few on my bucket list, but I do LOVE Kate Hudson! She seems so down to earth, and is absolutely stunning. I like to have fun with my clients, and I feel like we would just have a blast.  

Who is your favorite designer to used when styling your clients?

Arnold Milfort: I'm in love with Monique Lhuillier, she's a genius, very whimsical. 


Styled by Arnold Milfort

What advice would you give up and coming stylist?

Arnold Milfort: Surround yourself with the right people, work hard, stay humble, but more importantly, never take ANYONE for granted. Remember to treat others as you would want to be treated, that will take you a long way, relationships are VERY important in this industry.  

What are the ups and down of being a stylist? 

Arnold Milfort: The upside is meeting lots of amazing people, and just living my dream, being creative. The downside is sourcing work, as a freelance stylist your constantly trying to find great projects to work on. There are so many stylists now, so you have to stand out in a crowd and prove that you're the better person for the job. 


Styled By Arnold Milfort

What do you hope to have achieved in the industry, 10 years from now? 

Arnold Milfort: 10 years from now I hopped to have styled a few covers for Vogue. Eventually  I see myself designing my own collection of Ready to Wear for woman, and showing during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. I'm currently in the process of opening a Multi-line Showroom in NYC (Nouveau Atelier www.nouveauatelier.com) so in 10 years we should be opening our 3rd office in London or Paris, or both. 

Where can readers find out more about you and your work?
Arnold Milfort: I'm all about social media, the best way to find out whats going on with me is to connect with me online. I'm pretty uncensored on twitter, and reserve Instagram for work, so between twitter and Instagram, everyone can get a bit of my silly crazy side or see whats happening behind the scenes of my next project.

Finally, what does fashion mean to you?
Arnold Milfort: We all have our own perception of what fashion is, to me fashion means being able to be you. I love the industry now, there's so much individuality,  you don't have to conform to whats in the pages of Vogue. Fashion can be found anywhere or in anything, as long as you make it your own. 


I would like to thank Arnold Milfort for the fab interview.
Check out Arnold's Websites at 


and show him some social media love



Until Next Time
Live,Style,Write
Malanb