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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Heavy on Fashion Wig Out Wednesday - Swiss Lace and Zury Sis



Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring Heavy on Fashion's first Wig Out Wednesday. As you all may or may not know, I am currently going natural. So in order to protect my hair during this delicate stage I wear wigs. Growing up I have colored and permed my hair which left it damaged. While I get my mane back on take and aim for afro like Angela Davis, I will be give you a look at some of my favorite wigs to wear. I get my wigs from various places including online websites and local hair supply stores. 

Here is my very first Heavy on Fashion Wig out Wednesday!




Today I have two wigs to show you. The first one is the Zury Sis Sister High Heat Comfy Lace Front Wig CFL-H DARIA. I decided to aim for a darker color when I purchased the Zury Sister High Heat Comfy Lace Front Wig CFL-H DARIA. This is a comfy lace front with 4 combs and a retractable cord.  I personally do not use lace front glue or tape. I feel it takes out your side so I cut the lace off and secure the cap with hair pins. 

The color of this wig is Ombre 27/30/613. I loved the look from this style when I was shopping at Mega Wig in Orange, Nj. I love the ombre color and the wild curls. I am a huge fan of big hair so this wig gives me a lot of hair without the hassel. This wig is a low maintence piece and good for everyday use. 

The  Zury Sister High Heat Comfy Lace Front Wig CFL-H DARIA retailed for $39.99. 



I had to buy a blonde wig. Blonde is one of my go to colors as far as hair is concerned. This is the Swiss Lace Bohemian Wig Lace Alina in 27/30. This wig was on sale for just $10! Yeah you read right, $10! This is not many times you will find a wig for 10 bucks. This was a steal. Though I will not wear this on a daily basis, I mean I could not pass up this wig deal. I loved the look from this style when I was shopping at Mega Wig in Orange, Nj.  

The only issue I have with this wig is that the curls fall very fast but it does leave a great wave effect.  Giving off a very Beachy look




If you are a Wig websites/company/creator and would like to be a part of the Heavy on Fashion Wig Out Wednesday, contact me at milanmalan (at) gmail (dot) com!

Until Next Time
Live,Style,Write 
Malanb

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Throwback Heavy on Fashion Reviews -TANYA by Bromstad for Naturalizer and Naturalizer Luncheon



Omg! This is a serious throwback review/event coverage that got lost through all my craziness. One of my favorite events from Fall 2014 was the Bromstad for Naturalizer Luncheon where I was gifted these fabulous Bromstad Tanya boots. If you know anything about being a Jersey Girl, we are all for  animal print especially on a great pair of boots. I found that TANYA by Bromstad for Naturalizer are great for anyone who has a special place in their clothes for a well made animal print. TANYA by Bromstad for Naturalizer are also a great look for any occasion and almost every season. 


I also loved the Tanya by Bromstad for Naturalizer are incredibly affordable . They were originally $159.00 but now are $89.99! The leather and animal hair completely complement this ankle boot style. This is one of my favorite boots I now have in my closet.



Check out my time at  Naturalizer Luncheon and more!

I would like to thanks the fabulous gurus from Naturalizer.

Until Next time!
Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Heavy on Fashion talks to Karina Iskin, Founder, ISKIN Contemporary Jewelry

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring in the new year with a ne jewelry collection ISKIN Contemporary Jewelry. Established in Buenos Aires in 2004, ISKIN was created by Gabriela & Karina Iskin, two sisters with a mutual goal: To create unique jewelry pieces for the modern day woman. Heavy on Fashion reently interviewed on of the creators of ISKIN, Karina Iskin about all the details on ISKIN! 

So without further ado, Here is Heavy on Fashion talks to Karina Iskin, Founder, ISKIN Contemporary Jewelry!
Photos courtesy of ISKIN Contemporary Jewelry

When did you realize you wanted to become a jewelry designer?
Since I was a child, I always had a love for jewelry. What fascinates me is the possibility to express myself through art and design. I always created accessories, and so it was natural for me to study Industrial Design. My studies and passion are seen in the jewelry creations made for ISKIN today.  

How long have you worked as a designer?
I have worked as a designer for just under fifteen years after graduating from college in 2001.

Where do you get your inspiration?
My inspiration can come from anything. Whether that is the memory from my childhood, a smile, a child’s gaze, the simple in the complex, the collective dreams, nature, and love.  


Photos courtesy of ISKIN Contemporary Jewelry




Describe the general process you go through to design and realize a piece of jewelry.
I have a little sketch book with ideas that I take with me wherever I go. I like to experiment with different materials and techniques. When I chose one of the ideas that I like the best, I begin to make prototypes and models, and adjust them until I'm satisfied with the result. Once it's ready, I launch the production of the new piece, together with photographs, and marketing materials.

How long does it usually take you to construct a piece?
It depends on the piece of jewelry. It can take one full day or a couple of months of development. 

Who are some of your favorite designers?
My favorite designers are Issey Miyake, Martin Margiela, Yohji Yamamoto, Santiago Calatrava, Oscar Niemeyer, Campana Brothers and Droog.

Photos courtesy of ISKIN Contemporary Jewelry

What are some of your favorite clothing stores/catalogs/websites?
My favorite clothing stores/catalogs and websites are Issey Miyake, Maison Martin Margiela and Marimekko.

What are some of your fashion goals?
My overall fashion goal is to be unique and bold, don't follow a trend. Be your own trend. 

Photos courtesy of ISKIN Contemporary Jewelry


Finally, What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion means a way to express your ideas and feel good about yourself.

I would like to thank Karina Iskin for the exclusive interview.
Check out more from Iskin Contemporary Jewelry at http://www.iskinjewelry.com/
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Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/iskinjewels
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Heavy on fashion XXOO: New Year New You 2015 Edition !*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! Can you believe it, in a few hours it will be 2015. So many changes happened for me in 2014; new job, new apartment, and a healthier body! I am so excited to see what I can achieve in 2015 and what new and old items I will be bringing in with me to start 2015 off right! 

 I am so happy to finally give you my XXOO's for the New Year!


Le Grand Courtage Brut




You have to bring in the New Year with a great glass of Sparkling Wine. Thanks to the lovelies at LE Grand Courtage, I am bring in 2015 right.   I love the Brut and Brut Rose for any and every occassion. The best thing about LE Grand Courtage is that this sparkling wine will make a great gift for any and every event on  2015. Everyone likes a nice sparkling wine so head over to http://www.legrandcourtage.com/ and buy LE Grand Courtage!



9th & Elm

During the summer I was introduced 9th & Elm.com and I had the chance to check out some fabulous fashion accessoies at a super great price. You can check out my full review of 9th & elm.com at http://heavyonfashion.blogspot.com/2014/08/heavy-on-fashion-reviews-9th-and-elm.html. 9th and Elm is now one of my favorite online shopping sites to check out some crazy good accessories and clothing. Get your closet ready for the new year with 9th& Elm! 

You can pick out some killer Handmande Independent and so cool products at https://9thelm.com/ ...oh don't forget to check out 9th and Elm Blogger pinterest board at http://www.pinterest.com/9thandelm/blogger-favorites/






The Nest 



Sick of your earbudds being tangled up, well start the new year without that problem with The Nest Earphone Holder / Earphone Case + Winder. Only $9.99, you can own The Nest earbud case from Digital innovations. I was first introduced to this product at the getgeeked New York press event. You can check out more of my time at Get Geeked on my youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMalanB

Anywho, I received this in a getgeeked gift bag and feel for this product. Super practical, great for travel and comes in 3 colors (Blue, Green, and Pink). Yeah, so get yourself  The Nest Earphone Holder at http://www.digitalinnovations.com/the-nest-earbud-headphones-protector.html



Hot design nail art pens






As you all know, I am all for DIY Nails. I not really great at them but I love trying out new designs when I am taking a break from my nail salon Vivi Nails in Newark, NJ and my other nail salon I go to Luxx Nail Bar  by artist/owner iam_nailbytyh.

 Hot design Nail pens are super affordable, just &14.95.  You can everything from stars to cheetah print designs with these pens.  Nail pens are used by tons of nail artist and add some serious new designs to your digits. Nail design is another great way to express your own style and creativity to all the other fashion divas and gurus in the world. Be creative amd show your style with Hot design Nail pens at http://www.gethotlooks.com/hot-designs-nail-art-pens.html



Lenovo Yoga Tablet 





I love my Lenovo Tablet! I won this beauty at the Get Geeked NYC ocnference and I use this all the time. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+  has 2 killer cameras 1.6m in the front and 8.0m in the rear, multi mode function, a great battery life (18 hours), and a Micro SD Card storage. I use this when I go one all my events and talking photos of all my reviews. This is a blogger must have! Pick up your very own Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+  at http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/tablets/lenovo/yoga-tablet-series/yoga-tablet-10-hd-plus/


L'Artiste




I am all for new boots so why not bring in your New years with the black Linguette from the L'Artiste collection by Spring Step ! These boots are super comfy, stylish, and made very well. L'Artiste by Spring Step is all about hand-crafted designs, creativity, and style. Having a black ankle boot is a must have for any and every wardorbe. I found the black Linguette from the L'Artiste collection by Spring Step unique and can be paired with any style of dress I am aiming for. The black Linguette from L'Artiste is a 2015 need to have! Go to http://www.springstepshoes.com/lartiste-by-spring-step-linguette/713488/1467336 like right now! 





Evian Facial Spray




I am all for facial sprays and you can not go wrong with Evian! I am a suffer of dry skin so I love using Evian Spray  to give my dry zones a refrreshing pick me up. This spray is great for those who suffer from dry skin, work in a humid office space, or during the dry winter months. Evian is a great way to add so H2O your facial reginment. I found the facial spray super refreshing and a great on the go must have for any blogger/woman/lovers of makeup...ok just about anyone! 



Alas Designs high heels wrap




Are you looking to add some additional unique style to your plain pair of pumps? Alas Designs High Heel Wraps are for you.  Alas Designs High Heel Wraps has 2 unique patterns, a padded Insole that enhances comfort, Optional/Removable Strap gives additional support, and a heel cushion that help prevent blisters. A new year is kind like a wedding of sorts when it comes to fashion. You bring in something old, something, some things are borrowed, and some things are blue. When bring in the new year with some of your favorite old shoes and something new to them with Alas Designs High Heel Wraps.


You can pick up a unique patterns innovation High Heel wrap for only $19.95 at http://www.alasdesignsllc.com/



Life Ice




Ok so we all have new years resolutions. My resolution is to keep up with my weightloss journey. I mean I already lost 72 pounds so far. Hooray me! So Life Ice is a great tool for anyone looking for a healthy snack to a healthier lifestyle. I had a chance to try Life Ice Berry Bite and I love it. The Berry Bite is packed with blueberries, blackberries, black currant, and Yumberry. Yes Yumberry, a.k.a Myrica rubra, is a real fruit from Asia! Life Ice has No GMO, 100% Natural, Gluten free, and No preservatives.  Looking to add a healthier you to 2015, go to http://www.lifeice.com/ and add Life Ice to your shopping cart. 


Dermend 



Finally this is Dermend Body lotion and Moisturizing cream.  I am all for bring in the New Year with great skin care.  One of my favorite things about Dermend is that it is reat for those who suffer from serious skin issues. As you may or may not know, My husband has CTCL (a rare but treatable skin cancer) which he talks about on his blog http://www.bodybyian.com/. This lotion not only worked wonders on my skin but worked well on my husband as well. Dermend is great especially for the winter months. Pick up Dermend at your local Walgreens and CVS store. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Heavy on Fashion Event- Nicky Hilton's 365 Style Book signing at Henri Bendels



Heavy on fashion at Nicky Hilton Book Signing

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! Now that I am finally getting settled in my new apartment. I was able to attend Nicky Hilton's 365 Style Book signing at Henri Bendels in NYC! Nicky Hilton was promoting her latest book 365 Style. 365 Style is a go-to fashion guide full of fashion tips and tricks acquired during her many years in the fashion industry. 

Heavy on fashion at Nicky Hilton Book Signing

I had the chance to ask Nicky some questions on why she decided to write a book about style. She replied that she that many of her fan on social media would ask her fashion advice so why not put it all in a book for all to read and see. What a great idea?! 

Nicky has tons of fashion experience including being the former designer for Japaense Handbag line Samantha Thavasa and Nicholai by Nicky Hilton. Nicky has also been a style inspiration for many throughout the yearsThere were many people at Henri Bendel enjoy the book, the great cupcakes, and Nicky Hilton's presence. 

Heavy on fashion at Nicky Hilton Book Signing
Nicky Hilton wearing a black Kate Dress from her collection on Eluxe.ca 
Heavy on fashion at Nicky Hilton Book Signing


Henri Bendel had some wonderful items available and one of my favorite pieces was this WEST 57TH E/W BLOCKED TOTE by Henri Bendel Tote bag which retails for $328. A great everyday lux bag! 



Here I am coming straight from Work to check out Nicky Hilton's Book signing. I loved the decor of the store and overall atmosphere of the event. I had a great time. 



The cupcakes were super cute and yummy. Love that the 365 Style book cover on the treat...super smart! 








Bonus! 


I feel in retail lust for this WHITNEY SATCHEL in Black and white from Henri Bendel which retails for $478. Super cute! Hopefully I will pick this up soon. 

You can pick up a copy of Nicky Hilton's Book 365 Style at http://www.amazon.com/

Until Next Time
Live,Style,Write
Malanb

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Its been a Long time But Heavy on Fashion is Back!


Hello all my fashion divas and gurus. I know I have been away for quite some time since my last post. I do have a good reason. I recently moved and got a new job. Yes, I am on the move in the right direction. You read more about that on my personal/health blog Just Malanb at justmalanb.blogspot.com. I am so happy that I am that I finally back to bring you some fashion, beauty, and lifestyle goodness. Oh, I almost forgot I will be adding some new post like....

Heavy on fashion Sunday Style post - For quite some time I hope to finally start posting and write about my own personal style on a more consistent basis, well I finally decided to establish Heavy on Fashion Sunday Style starting December 28th. Sunday style post will be about my personal style, where I shop, some of my favorite designers, new designers, and more.

Heavy on Fashion Style Icon- when I first started Heavy on fashion I featured some of my favorite fashion and style heroes. For some reason, I stopped doing that well starting January 1st 2015!

Heavy on fashion Wig out Wednesday - For many years I would experiment with the world of wigs. Since I am on the journey of going natural, I found that wigs are a great way to explore a new look. Well starting December 10th, I am going to give my two cents on some of my favorite wigs in the store and online. Heavy on fashion Wig out Wednesday will be a monthly wig review. If you have any suggestions or would like to be a part of Wig out Wednesday, contact me at milanmalan@gmail.com.


Oh and finally and I will be adding great new videos as well.

stay tuned

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Heavy on Fashion Beauty Must Have - Fall/Winter 2014 Edition*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to be finally back to give you my long awaited Beauty Must Have list for the Fall/Winter 2014 Edition. I love introducing you guys some of my favorites items that I use through the year. This is some of my favorites for Fall/Winter 2014! 






Essenza Luxury Hand Soap in Rosemary Mint

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During the Fall/Winter, I love the smell of mint. So Essenza Luxury Hand Soap in Rosemary Mint is a great addition to any bathroom. For me, the smell of mint bring in the holiday season. I personally used this in my new bathroom! With notes of lemon, eucalyptus, and rosemary with a splash of vanilla, Essenza Luxury Hand Soap in Rosemary Mint is divine! The price is divine too, just $4.99. A great way to add luxury to your life without breaking the bank.  

Check Essenza Luxury Hand Soap at http://myessenza.com/

 California Naturel 

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My next pick has been a long time coming. Many are not aware applying SPF during the fall/winter months are just as important in the summer as in the winter. Actually, the Earth is actually the closest to the sun in the winter than the summer #sciencefact! Since the ozone layer has a hole in it, I think apply California naturel all natural sunscreen and lip balm. 

The California Naturel All natural sunscreen has SPF 30 and plant & mineral based formula. I love the smell  because many sunscreen just like chemical while California Naturel has a nature/plant based scent. My favorite product from the California Naturel line is the lip balm. The smell is fruity yet tropical with a slight enjoyable taste when I licked my lips. I also that my lips remained hydrated, and moisturized for most of the day, when I applied California Naturel lip balm. 

The California Naturel sunscreen retails for $35
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The California Naturel lip balm retails for $7

Check out all that California Naturel has to offer at http://www.californianaturel.com/


B.a.r.e  Soap 

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I had to support a fellow New Jerseyans with this Beauty Must Have pick. As you al know, I am a huge fan of homemade soaps so I was delighted to find a homemade soap in my own state. This is LemonDrop by Bare-Soap! I loved that B.A.R.E Soap is made of 100% all natural ingredients and only essential oils, no fragrances. Great for someone with sensitive skin like me! I am all for the lemongrass scent. A great dose of spring in the fall/winter months. 

I also loved that 20% of proceeds from your purchase is invested in vaccines, vitamins, soap, and other needs in Kaberamaido, Uganda. 

Check out Bare Soap at http://bare-soaps.com/!

Alex and Ani Scent 7 Body Mist

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We all love Alex and Ani, but did you know they have a Body Mist?! Well now you do. Thanks to the lovelies at Alex and Ani, I had the chance to check out their latest fragrance, Scent 7 Body Mist. The Alex and Ani Scent 7 Body Mist has unique mixture of light and heavy notes. Making Scent 7 a great unisex scent.

This scent is super affordable, only $18!
Check out Alex and Ani Scent 7 Body Mist at http://www.alexandani.com/

 Perfective Ceutical Divine Brightening Mask

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The Fall and winter always cries for a good facial mask. Well I would suggest Perfective Ceutical Divine Brightening Mask. It is very affordable and great Uneven Skin Tone that many are suffering from especially during the Fall/Winter months. For only $48.75, you will get 5 Divine Brightening Mask. I personally found that my skin was softer after using it. I think I will have to use it more to tell whether it even out my skin tone but so far so good. 

Check out Perfective Ceutical Divine Brightening Mask at http://www.perfectiveceuticals.com/



MakeUp Forever Professional Lipstick 

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As you all know, I love red lipstick. So when the lovelies at Make Up for Ever Professional sent me the Rogue Artist Intense #43 Moulin Rogue, I fell in makeup lust! A great red lipstick is a must for anyone's makeup bag. Make Up for Ever Professional in Moulin Rogue is really great lipstick especially for $20!  

You can buy  Make Up for Ever Professional lipstick at http://www.makeupforever.com/


No7 High Shine Lip Crayon Daydreamer

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I never tried a lip crayon before. I have to say No7 High Shine Lip Crayon in Daydreamer by Boots.com was a great experience. I love the Daydreamer color, it is great for everyday use. I love wearing this color when I am just shopping or writing on my blog. The price is fantastic - just $9.99! 
Blogger +  Lip Crayon = Makeup loves! 


You can buy No7 High Shine Lip Crayon at http://us.boots.com/product/no7-high-shine-lip-crayon-daydreamer

Olay Total Effect Refreshing Citrus Scrub Cleanser

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We all love Olay. Olay is famous for having a great beauty line. Olay Total Effects Refreshing Citrus Scrub Cleanser is a great addition to any skin care routine. I personal use Olay refreshing citrus scrub cleanser when I am traveling (hence the travel size bottle in the photo). The Total Effect Refreshing Citrus Scrub Cleanser in 6.5 ounce bottle retails for $8.99! 

Check out Olay Total Effect Refreshing Citrus Scrub Cleanser at http://www.olay.com/


Flickable Lip Gloss

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During NYFW, I was able Flickable lip gloss. I love the lollipop shape, absolutely genius. I alos love the color, Better off Red, and the long lasting wear. Oh did I meation that it was not sticky. I hate sticky lip gloss and Flickable lip gloss is not sticky at all. It goes on smoothly. One of my fav indie cosmetic products of the year.



Flickable lipgloss is Made in The U.S.A and Cruelty free. 
Check out more from Flickable Lip gloss at http://www.flickable.com/


Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal

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As you all know I am a huge fan of Miracle Skin Transformer. Today, I had the chance to use Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal Concealer and loved it. This concealer works great for those problem area on the face. I use it to cover up my scar on my cheek and dark circles underneath the eyes. It is great for everyday use. The compact size is deal for travel. Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal is $36.00!

Go to http://shop.miracleskintransformer.com/ to pick up your very own Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal Concealer today! 


Maybelline Great Wear Lip Color 

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Maybelline Great Wear Lip Color is one of the longest lasting lip stick I have ever tried. I mean seriously. It lasts a very long time. I love the color, Cinnabar, great for the winter. It is a slight departure from the color what I usually wear but I love it. Change is good. 

I will have to say that Maybelline Great Wear Lip Color is very hard to find so you may have to do a Beauty Savanger Hunt. 

 Julep Nail Color

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Finally, here is one of my favorite nail polishes. Julep is known for their fast drying formula that is 5-free and vegan-friendly. 5 free means that Julep does not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, DBP, camphor, and animal ingredients or byproducts. I love that! I also love this rich green color,Valerie, which is great for christmas. Julep retails for $14.00! 

Check out more from Julep at http://www.julep.com/


I would like to thanks all the brands for participating in my Beauty Must Have list!


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