Monday, August 18, 2014

Heavy on Fashion Reviews- Kim Kimble Silk Covered Hair Rollers and sleeping cap*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I have another lovely reviewjust for you. Today, I have the chance to try out the 2 of the latest hair products from Kim Kimble Beauty line thanks to the lovelies at Brandbackers.com and Kimble Beauty! Kim Kimble is one of the best Celebrity hair stylist in the industry.  Kim's clients includes some of the best in the entertainment industry.  You may also know Ms. Kimble from her hit reality TV show L.A. Hair on WeTV. Well Kim  Kimble has established her very own hair line. Kimble's line is all about quality. I love that Kim invested in using silk instead of cheap polyester for her hair products. You see 100% silk helps to maintain healthy looking hair. Silk minimizes friction on your hair and helps to prevent natural oils from depleting for your locks. 

So without further ado, Here is Heavy on Fashion Reviews- Kim Kimble Silk Covered Hair Rollers and sleeping cap!


 These rollers are great for setting your hair at night. Unlike uncomfortable rollers that I used in the past, I was able to get a good night sleep. The only complaint I have about Kim Kimble's silk covered rollers is the amount. In order to curl set a full head of hair, you need more than 12 rollers. I would also love if Kim made a refill of the silk covered rollers that can go over any sponge rollers. I mean that would be genius! I gave the Kim Kimble silk rollers 3.5 stars, I just wish there was more rollers in a set or if Kim made a set with at least 24 rollers. 

The Kim Kimble 12 silk covered rollers retails for $30





I will have to say my favorite item from the Kim Kimble hair product collection is the Black lace silk slumber cap. It is ubber comfortable and super durable. I have tons of night hair scarves and sleeping but Kim Kimble cap is great. I love the black lace detailing and the cap is secured on my head thanks to the elastic band. This is a great product! This cap is 100% silk and retails for $25. Not a bad price for a silk cap.  I also love that Kim made the silk slumber caps in various colors and designs. Very cute!



Buy your very own  Kim Kimble Silk Covered Hair Rollers and Sleeping cap
at
http://701nyc.vpibrands.com/brand/kim-kimble/


Throwback Heavy on Fashion Event Rundown - Swiffer Event w/ MODERN FAMILY'S ERIC STONESTREET & more!

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am steadily working on some great new reviews, giveaways, interviews, fashion icon of the month, and even some style post! Yes, you read correctly starting later this month I will be showcasing my style and showcasing some of my favorite style heroes. I used to do this in the earlier days of Heavy on fashion and I thought this is a good time to bring it back!

While I am writing up some new and exciting post for all of you, check out some of my fasion adventures from the summer a.k.a hrowback Heavy on Fashion Event Rundown! 
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Anywho, Here is a exclusive look at my time at the Swiffer Event w/ MODERN FAMILY'S ERIC STONESTREET, Swiffer's famous couple Morty and Lee, and more! 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Throwback Heavy on Fashion Event rundown - Land's End Holiday Preview

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! While you all are ending the last few weeks of summer, many designers already have their minds set on the holiday season. Check out Heavy on Fashion's photo rundown of Land's End Holiday Preview that I attended earlier this summmer.
This event was full of great presents for the fam and friends! 

You can also check out more exclusive photos and events coverage on the official Heavy on Fashion page at https://www.facebook.com/HeavyonFashion



Monday, August 11, 2014

Heavy on fashion event rundown - Accessories Council #ACTOPPICKS Bridal Event

I love love love attending the Accessories Council events because I am able to check out the latest on the market and getting the chance to meet many independent designers, creators, and innovators. This time I was invited to check some of best bridal accessories on the market! I will give you a rundown of some of my favorite it later this week on Instagram at http://instagram.com/heavyonfashion and here on Heavy on Fashion! 
In the meantime, check out a sneak peek at Accessories Council #ACTOPPICKS Bridal Event!


Here are some of my favorite items from the  #ACTOPPICKS Bridal Event

The Mini Bella Earrings by Swarovski are fabulous! These earrings can be worn on any and every. Though these earrings would be a great gift for a bridal party, I would suggest buying these lovelies for yourself and wear them ll the time.  Go to http://www.swarovski.com/ for your pair of Mini bellas!

The Opal Innocence Silver 5" x 7" Frame by Lenox is a great frame for any wedding photo. This frame will also make a great wedding gift. Go to http://www.lenox.com/ for the Opal Innocence frame.

I believe that Antique Inspired Crystal Drop earrings By Roman & Sunstone are great gift for the bridal party. For only $24 a pair, you can add some serious class and sophistication to your bridal parties' look. Go http://www.romansunstone.com/ for your pair of Roman & SunStone earrings

Finally, my favorite item of the night was the Girly Go Garter. It is the best thing since slice bread. This of the sexy, lace garter with pockets. Yes, pockets!  This garter can fix just about anything including a flask! I think the Girly Go garter is an absolutely great idea. I was floored when I say this garter in action. It can be used for any and every occassion including a wedding. I personally this is is ideal for a night at the club or a summer concert. Go to http://girlygogarter.com/ and pick up your a Girly Go Garter! 



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Heavy on fashion event rundown - Preview of the SS' 15 Collection from Uye Surana and Nais!

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am so happy to bring you a fashion photo rundown of my time at SS' 15 Collection from Uye Surana and Nais. I had the check to see some pieces that can convert from day to night. 

Check out more from Uye Surana colleciton at http://www.uyesurana.com/

Check out more from Nais Lingerie at http://be-nais.com/



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Heavy on Fashion XXOO Shopping Guide - August/Summer 2014 Edition*

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! It is that time to bring out the sunglasses, rub on the sunblock, and hit the sand! Heavy on Fashion XXOO Shopping Guide - August/Summer edition 2014 is finally here to bring you the best items to make your summer more fabulous than it is right now!

Floral Halos from Mia Beauty

The Floral Halos are huge this year. If you flip through any fashion magazine, you will see a floral halo on the crowns of several fashion divas and gurus! So you know that I had to add Floral Halos from Mia Beauty.  It is adorable, affordable, and comfortable. I mean you can not go wrong with the those fabulous qualities of a halo! Mia beauty's Floral Halo retails between $12-$15! You can pick up your very own Flower Halo at http://www.miabeauty.com/headbands-flower-halos.html!





Very comfy!


This floral halo is latest accessory especially for summer concerts happening this year. 

Emergin C Tinted Sunscreen




The sun is out so you know what that means, put on your sunscreen! Sunscreen is essential for healthy skin all year around especially during the summertime. Emergin C is a super light, tinted and full of vitamins, antioxidants, herbal extracts that hydrates the skin.  I personally love that Emergin C does not leave a film on my skin like some other sunscreens on the market. Though the price tag is a bit steep $39, I will recommend it because it is really blended well with my complexion and it is made in the U.S.A. I also liked that this sunscreen was not a overly greasy like many sunscreen on the market today.

Check out http://www.emerginc.com/


Bitter Orange Bath Salts by Agraria

I love the packaging!


I never heard of Agraria's Bitter Orange Bath Salts until the lovelies at Agraria contacted me. I fell in some serious beauty product love with Agraria's Bitter Orange Bath Salts. The smell is intoxicating and the package is so elegant. If you are looking to have a spa experience at your home after a long hot summer day, than Agraria's Bitter Orange Bath Salts is a must. I recommend this product not just for the summer but all year round. Side note: Bath salts have tons of benefits especially in the summertime including relieving stress, soothe your muscles after a tough summer workout session, and soften your sun kissed skin. If you are looking to have a spa experience at your home after a long hot summer day, than Agraria's Bitter Orange Bath Salts is a must. I recommend this product not just for the summer but all year round. Agraria Bath salts retail for $45, a great treat for you!

Pick up Agraria Bitter Orange Bath Salts at
http://www.agrariahome.com/bitter-orange-bath-salts/


Yu-Be Foaming Skin Polish


One of the best exfoliating scrub out ..in my opinion



I have heard wonders about Yu-Be products, so when the gurus at Yu-Be sent over their Forming skin polish, I was thrilled! Yu-Be has been in the beauty game for over 55 years in Japan. Yu-Be skin polish is full of great natural elements including ginger root, ginseng, walnut shell powder, bamboo, green tea, geranium oil, and rice bran. I love the Yu-Be Forming polish is free of Paraben, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Petro-Chemicals, and Phthalates. 

I am a huge fan of exfoliating washes but it is hard to find one that does not dry out my skin or too harsh on my skin. Thank goodness for Yu-Be! My skin is softer, healthier, and looks fab in the summertime. I love love love this product. I suggest you add Yu-Be Forming Polish to you beauty regiment. I use Yu- Be about twice a week to keep that those dead skin cells away. I also like the price tag too, only $18! 

 Pick up Yu-Be Forming Skin Polish at 



Great for all my makeup mavens! 


If you are a makeup diva or guru, you are very familiar with a primer spray. If not, well here is some makeup info for you. A makeup primer is the best way to keep your makeup looking the best at all times. If you have to put primer your walls when painting them a new color, please believe that you have to put primer on your face when you are about to paint that face! Makeup Primer helps to provide a smooth surface for your foundation to apply on. It also keeps your makeup set. I am a huge fan of Skindinavia primer because it is Paraben free, silicone free and oil free, which is ideal for any good makeup primer. When I used Skindinavia on my face, I notice that my makeup went on easier. The price is $35 for a 4oz bottle, which is steep but please remember the classic saying "You get what you pay for". 
Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray is worth the cost 

Buy your very own Primer Spray at 








The famous Broadway legend once said "You're never fully dressed without a smile." So I would suggest having you smile in the finest teeth whiting apparel. If you want those pearly whites to be just that, check out Dial-A-Smile Teeth Whiting System. The kit is easy to use and yields some fabulous results. This is a great way to whitening without a trip to the dentist. I would recommend using this kit when you have some time on your hand. This is not a wham- bam - thank you ma'am type of teeth whitening kit. It takes about 20 minutes, so be patient. I used this kit when watching my favorite TV shows and trust me, time will fly when watching OWN TV and whitening your teeth. Dial-A-Smile Teeth Whiting System retails for $99! 

Pick up your Whitening lightening Kit today at 








If you are a lover of makeup, I am sure you know about Smashbox cosmetics.  Well I had the pleasure of checking out Smashbox Be Legendary Lip gloss in Sparkling Brown Sugar Cane. The Sparkling Brown Sugar Cane is great for casual wear or as a gloss over a lipstick. I like to use it with my crimson red lipstick because it adds a nice sparkle while sobering the pigment of the red lipstick. I also like that it is not sticky, which is  huge problem with many lip glosses on the market today.  The size of Be Legendary Lip gloss is ideal because it can fit in any purse, clutch, or pocket. Be Legendary Lip gloss in Sparkling Brown Sugar retails for $20.

Pick up Be Legendary Lip gloss in Sparkling Brown Sugar at http://www.smashbox.com/





Though I am in lust with hobo bags, a clutch is ideal for the summer time. Why not pick up Stella & Max - All I Need Clutch.  I was first introduce to this bag at the Accessories Council Mother's Day event. Though this bag is grand for mom, I find it best for the summer! The gold hardware is on trend. the interior pockets are labeled (a must for me!), and the price is on point - $48! I also like that Stella & Max - All I Need Clutch comes in 3 colors - Red (shown above), Black, and Cognac. This is a great bag to have either partying on the rooftop club in NYC or attending a BBQ in your backyard. 


Pick up Stella & Max - All I Need Clutch at http://www.stellaandmax.com/







Finally, you know I had to feature some serious sunglasses to my summer shopping guide! Under Armour has these fabulous Alloy Sunglasses. They are extremely light and ideal for everyone! Seriously you can't go wrong with a pair of aviator shades especially made with the under armour touch. These shades are super durable, the lenses block 100% of UVA, UVB & UVC rays, and the lens coating guards against scratches & smudges. Oh and glasses come with 1 hard case and 1 soft case. I mean what more can you ask for. Under Armour Alloy Sunglasses retail for $149.99

Pick up a pair at http://www.underarmour.com/


Monday, July 21, 2014

Heavy on fashion talks to founder of KinaMania Sandals, Kristina Zouein

Hello all my fashion divas and gurus! I am glad to bring you an exclusive interview with the founder of KinaMania Sandals - Kristina Zouein. Abarcas, a.k.a Avarcas or Menorquinas, are a type of leather sandal traditionally made in Menorca, Spain. KinaMania Sandals takes the traditional craftsmanship of Abarcas and usher them into the modern fashion world. There are very few sandals that are handmade and have a such a vast history like Abarcas. I am so happy to see that KinaMania Sandals is bringing a modern touch to a classic style. 

Here is Heavy on fashion talks to Kristina Zouein, founder of KinaMania Sandals!

Kristina Zouein - Photo courtesy of KinaMania Sandals


What makes KinaMania sandals different from other sandals on the market? 

 Kristina Zouein: KinaMania sandals are storytelling. 

All five KinaMania styles - Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro and Cinco - are designed based on a traditional Spanish peasant sandal, abarca, which is believed to have existed since the 12th century. 

The Voyage collections are the heart of the brand. Those collections are collaborations with ateliers and master artisans throughout the world. 


Photo courtesy of KinaMania Sandals


How long does it usually take you to construct a KinaMania Sandal?

 Kristina Zouein: All KinaMania sandals are handmade in Spain in a factory that specializes in the making of the traditional abarca; and wherever the uppers of the Voyage lines are made, they are sent to Spain where the sandals are constructed.

Other than being made by hand, the collaboration between workshops stretches the production process. The production cycle could take up to two months. 

Photo courtesy of KinaMania Sandals













Where can readers buy your KinaMania sandals?

 Kristina Zouein: On the KinaMania website: www.kinasandals.com starting the month of August. The sandals were sold on Indiegogo, and we need time to activate our e-commerce now that the campaign is over. 



How would you define the style KinaMania exemplifies?

 Kristina Zouein: KinaMania sandals are artisan-made footwear for urban adventurers that are looking for style and comfort at any time of the day.  



The flats are comfortable and distinguished, and are ideal for any occasion: whether a day at work, an evening out, a weekend, and most of all will become your essentials in a suitcase when going on vacation. 


Photo courtesy of KinaMania Sandals


Describe the different styles of KinaMania?

 Kristina Zouein: KinaMania are five styles [Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro and Cinco] and two main collections [The KinaMania Classics and The KinaMania Voyage]. 

The Classics are made with quality cowhide leather and lined with soft goatskin leather for extra comfort.

The Voyage are made with hand worked fabrics from different parts of the world, in collaboration with other artists and movements. 

This season, we’ve introduced three Voyage lines: Voyage to Spain is a collaboration with renowned Spanish tailor of bullfighters, Daniel Roqueta. Voyage to the Orient/Embroidery is a collaboration with Inaash association for the preservation of the rich heritage of Palestinian embroidery. Voyage to the Orient/Crochet is a collaboration with L’Artisan Du Liban for the safeguard of Lebanon’s cultural heritage. 

And many more Voyage to come in the coming seasons. 

Photo courtesy of KinaMania Sandals


Where can readers find out more about you and your work?

 Kristina Zouein: On our website www.kinasandals.com, and our different social media handles: 
Facebook: kina sandals
Instagram: kinasandals
Youtube: kina sandals


Photo courtesy of KinaMania Sandals


What does fashion mean to you?

 Kristina Zouein: Fashion is a broad term, and the field of accessories is the one that has always attracted me. 
Whether a pair of shoes, a belt, a bag, or jewelry, I find these pieces to be essential to our sense of style. In that sense, I plead justice for fashion 'accessories', for it would only be fair to call them fundamentals. 


I would like to thank Kristina Zouein for the interview. 
Make sure you buy a pair of KinaMania Sandals at http://www.kinasandals.com/

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