Three young Norwegian individuals are met with a new reality while visiting sweat shops in Cambodia. Watch the full episodes HERE . Maybe we will be more conscious of the companies and brands we buy from. Awareness is key.
Traveling can be difficult as is. Let alone trying to pull off a fashionable Victoria Beckham inspired outfit. What makes it even harder is when you are leaving your cold home and heading tropical. Here is how I take a basic outfit and transition it from Canadian winter to Dominican tropics. Keep in mind this is also practical. I don’t know how Lady Gaga does it. Tight jeans are a no for me, and I also don’t enjoy sky high stilettos while trying to maneuver my way through hectic airports.
I have included some of my favorite styles to rock while flying and I have included an outfit that can be easily converted from cold to warm without changing.
Safe and fashionable travels ladies.
All three of my favorite looks for Make Up tonight (New Years Eve) have been chosen based on my top beauty bloggers I follow. Depending on your outfit you can mix up lip color or eye shadow but I am most likely going with Nicole Guerriero look because red lipstick is just too hot to resist. All of the below products can be purchased at Sephora. I have done a review on my favorites in the Beauty Essentials Tab.
Often women are ridiculed for their love and admiration for fictional characters in novels, hit TV series or movies. Yes it is naive to look up and admire fictional characters when there are plenty of real women who have set the bar high. The only problem is we don’t get to experience those everyday real life issues that we relate to. We become so engaged with plotlines and their characters because we relate to them. We watch and go “Ahhh yes! That’s totally me”
I am a diehard Sex and The City fan; as most women are. The reason we learn to love this shows is because we aren’t assimilating to one character but them all. There is a little of each of them in all of us. I can be as sexual as Samantha, as prude as Charlotte, as smart as Miranda and as witty as Carrie. We can relate to embarrassing hook ups, and bad break ups. Sometimes they are pulled together and sometimes not so much both to which can apply to every one of us. Where I am getting with this is that…
Recently I started watching The Mindy Project thus being why I have been extremely absent from my blog. I am not so much addicted to the show as I am addicted to WHO Mindy is. The great part? Her character greatly relates to who she is in real life. She is a slightly chaotic thick Hindu woman from Boston who seems to have excelled in most aspects of life other than finding the right man for her. She is witty, outgoing, comical, and very confident in herself. In the show they make many references to her being fat because well in the world we live in she would be considered so. This doesn’t bring her down or lessen her view on herself. It really sheds light on the importance of being an intelligent woman with a wicked personality. Qualities that most women seem to think have become irrelevant if you are thin and beautiful.
Alongside her co-workers she establishes really good points on the importance of relationships. Who and what are important. Supporting people even when you don’t agree with them and learning to forgive not only other but yourself for mistakes that were made.
So my review on The Mindy Project is I wish there was more episodes I could soak my life into. I fell in love with the characters and what they stood for. I definitely recommend this TV series to anyone who needs a good laugh and sometimes even a good cry. Something I learned from Mindy is that you are as amazing as you want to be. Her show falls third place on my scale of SATC and HBO Girls.
This definitely hits the nail on the head for me. When the Christmas season is rolling in I seem to be very disorganized so this is something I would totally do. Enjoy this very cute and funny video staring Anna Kendrick.
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So you’re boyfriend almost fainted when you asked him for that messily $1500 Louis Vuitton….HAHA well any average working citizen still has a hard time coughing up the dough for $1500 purses; especially men. They just don’t understand how iconic a purse is, and the meaning it brings to an outfit… I know that not every woman is as star stuck by Chanel or Hermes as I am but that doesn’t mean we don’t all appreciate a beautiful purse.
That being said there are purses that cost substantially more than a house but look like they have been made from nothing more than trash. Then there are purses that look like they cost exactly as much as they look. So when someone gives you a hard time because of your expensive taste on your Christmas wish list show them this list!!! Plus I don’t think Santa could even afford these.
1. Louis Vuitton’s Tribute Patchwork Bag – $45,000
At one point this purse was nicknamed “Frankenstein's monster" How can we deny it? This is most definitely one of the ugliest bags and the price tag that comes with is even more appalling. I think it is safe to say that Louis Vuitton makes beautiful bags… just not when 6 of them are cut and sewn together.. Yikes. Even Beyonce couldn't rock this disaster.
2. Hermes Matte Crocodile Birkin Bag – $120,000
Okay some of you think Hermes is ridiculous and an over worked brand. If you think this you are crazy. First of all Hermes creates timeless pieces of simplicity. If I had the money I would own one but I would feel disgusting after footing the bill for this 18k gold and diamond encrusted crocodile Birkin Bag.
3. Urban Satchel Louis Vuitton Bag – $150,000
And right when you though Louis Vuitton couldn’t go any lower they designed an authentic Italian leather hand bag made from trash… If you can’t see the picture clear enough to really understand what is on this bag let me enlighten you: A Band-Aid hanging off the left side, a old shrimp tale, a coffee cup, cigarette packs, gum wrappers, a water bottle, and the list goes on. Maybe LV didn’t get the memo that you can’t throw a label onto a pile of garbage and call it couture… Never mind apparently you can. It saddens me deeply that the Olsen Twins advertised this. This was by far the best comment I read pertaining an opinion on this bag…
"Civilizations rise and fall. This one will eventually,(probably not as soon as soon as the present carbon farting war monkeys seem to want it to), but it will end. My main worry is that future archaeologists won't unearth a copy of "The Theory Of Relativity", Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions", or even a really good computer (Mac or P.C, no preference)...
...instead they'll find , a DVD of the "Simple Life" (series one), David Hasselhof's mummified body and this fucking bag.
They will then declare this epoch as unworthy of study, and deserving of whatever fate befell it."- Christina T.
4. Chanel “Diamond Forever” Handbag – $261,000
This classic Chanel was made with 334 diamonds, 18 carat white gold hardware, and white alligator skin With only 13 of them available never mind the unbelievable price I would only dream of this bag. I don’t really have anything negative to say. I love this bag and I wish it was mine….. but for $261,000 I would much rather have a Condo.
5. Hermes Birkin Bag by Ginza Tanaka – $1.9 million
Well besides the fact it was made from platinum with more than 2000 diamonds; the strap can be removed and worn as a necklace. Also the pear shaped diamond crest on the front can be worn separately. Yes the diamonds are amazing but it reminds me of a clutch from Le Chateau’s 2005 collection that my friend had at my junior high grad.
6. Mouawad’s 1001 Nights Diamond Purse – $3.8 million
Well it is worth that in diamonds. Literally… it is made out of 18k gold with 4,517 diamonds – 105 yellow, 56 pink and 4,356 colorless diamonds. It took 10 artisans to create this purse over a 4 month span. Could we expect anything less from Dubai based designer Mouawad? Although I might have had a Polly Pocket heart purse that looked similar minus the value.
I’ll be the first to say I never knock anything before I try it. So when EOS lip balm hit the market and every woman fell head over heels for it I was sucked in. I am a sucker for popular trends… I think the term is a band wagon. At first you know I really did like them. The packaging is convenient; I like how I don’t have to stick my finger in anything and they look pretty damn cute. I like how the mint one has a cool effect as well but after that… there isn’t much else to keep me buying. First of all the minute I don’t have one to apply to my lips they become dried up prunes. Literally I have flaky, crusty, super dry lips if I go longer than a couple hours without application. I feel like my lips become extremely dependent on the lip balm. Second when I do apply I have to coat on 5 layers and within 30 minutes it’s gone. I do not like it under lipstick… actually correct me I HATE it under any lipstick. I think there is possibly to much of a wax base in this product. I won’t sit here and bash EOS to much as I know a lot of women do like this lip balm…why? Beats me. I messed up my lip regime by subbing EOS in. I am back to my basics. I use the Blistex medicated lip Medex (blue jar) when my lips are sore or peeling and Vaseline at night. Some people have issues with Vaseline but like I said personally I find if I exfoliate my lips and use Vaseline before bed my lips are a lot healthier than when I’m slapping on EOS 1600 times a day. If I need to moisturize during the day I really like my fisherman Xtreme lip Care %100 natural sea kelp or Smiths R Minted Rose lip balm. If my lips are dry and I am going out I use Hoola lip gloss by Benefit; this lip gloss goes on smooth, not sticky, and actually moisturizes my lips while shines so it is definitely worth giving a try ladies.
It seems lately that the best kept accessories to compliment any outfit is an equally as stylish mini you in arm. The question arises "when it comes to dressing up their babies have celebs gone too far?". Most of the individuals in the fashion world would obviously disagree but when you are clothing them in Dior how much oAf a childhood can they really be having? I know when I was three I was playing in my grandmas garden and eating worms. Of course not all children should be such of a rug rat as I was but I do believe my childhood wasn’t short of fun or enjoyment. We have so much time when we are older to worry about stains and our Prada’s. I say dress the CUTE and stylish but let’s keep the runway style out of the playground. I don't believe this is a far fetch either. Most celebs dress their children as such; children. Even style icon Victoria Beckham managed to keep her children out of inappropriate clothing. So here are a few celebs who have potentially crossed the line into a baby accessory. Let’s take notes here…. Beyonce and Jay-z; a lime light couple show how to dress your baby daughter. On the other hand Kim and Kayne show you how not to. Kimye are repeat offenders as well. I know how uncomfortable leather pants are and they have North West in an all leather outfit… common. Hello diaper rash. I have also seen some disturbing outfits on Instagram lately of parents using their children as a fashion statement. I want fashionable children but there is a line as a concerning parent you should draw. All I have to say is Kimye we know you rock the fashion game(AHMEN) but leave poor North out of it.
So if you are a true halloweenier (hah) you would know the cost of the excessive make-up mixed with sweaty dancing, the over consumption of alcohol, and of course the discounted candy. Combine all those given factors and this can do a number on a person’s face. I suggest a serious detoxifying face treatment/ mask the following two days after Halloween. Also remember a lot of the make-up used in costume packages is “cheap” oil based and really sits in our pores. I’m not a skin expert but I rarely get zits or blemishes...so when I do I freaaaak…This is the routine I encourage or else you might end up looking like two face from batman!
1. I have very sensitive skin. So I am careful as to what I put on my little rosy cheeks. So to exfoliate I use Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Facial Scrub. A little goes a long way with this facial scrub! I use a dime sized drop on my fingers and scrub in a gentle circular motion all over. Specially targeting my nose, around my mouth, and my T zone which are all possible problem areas for me.
2. Before you judge what I am about to say I remove my eye makeup with…don’t. I have tried almost every eye makeup remover. A lot of them leave residue, burn me, or give me little zits under my eyes. The only eye make-up remover I own or ever will own again is AVON Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion. I swear you could dump the whole bottle into your eye and you wouldn’t feel it. Hands down my favorite. I hate Avon products but this stuff is PRIMOOO.
3. After I have exfoliated I use a Dead Sea clay mask. I like Dead Sea clay because it draws out the toxins from my skin. Leaving my skin feeling fresh, firm and clean. You can use which ever facial mask you feel is best suited for your skin type/condition.
4. After I have left my mask on for 15 minutes I rise with luke warm water. A very common mistake many people make is washing their faces with really hot water. You are drying out your skin and stripping it of all your natural oils.
5. Apply toner… I like to use apple cider vinegar as toner… it diminishes large/ visible pores. On a daily basis although I use Clinique clarifying lotion 3 for combination oily skin. I really love Clinique’s line that targets different skin issues.
6. Last but not least moisturize. I again like Clinique moisturizer but I use Bioderma Sensibio AR - Anti Redness Cream to aid with my rosy cheeks from rosacea. Like I said with the masks; use the lotion custome to your skin type.
I really believe the importance of taking care of our skin especially after a long harsh Halloween weekend.
Look what the cat dragged in...... I will be wearing a outfit similar to this. Stay tuned on my instagram feed for pictures of myself as CAT WOMAN. A little leather and a mask never hurt anyone... or did it? HA-HA-HAPPY HALLOWEEN
NOTE: For regular Pumpkin bread just use regular flour…..but in all reality you wont even be able to tell the difference.
Servings: Makes 2 8x4-inch loaves or 24 muffins
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 65 Minutes
· 2 cups of Compliments Gluten –free flour from Safeway
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
· 1 teaspoon baking soda
· 1 teaspoon ground cloves
· 1 teaspoon cinnamon
· 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
· 1 ½ cups sugar
· ¼ Pumpkin Pie Spice (optional)
· 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
· 2 large eggs
· 2 cups canned 100% pure pumpkin or fresh (personal choice)
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease loaf pans or set paper wrap for
2. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and spices in a bowl; use a whisk to mix well and set aside.
3. In large bowl beat (with fork or medium speed mixer) butter and sugar until just blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until very light and fluffy, a few minutes. Beat in pumpkin.
4. At low speed, beat in flour mixture until combined.
5. Pour batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly, and bake for about 65 – 70 minutes, or until tooth pick comes out clean. Let loaves cool in pan about 10 minutes, then on wire rack to cool completely.
6. While pumpkin bread is cooking make the frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
· 1 package cream cheese, softened
· ¼ cup butter, softened
· 1 cup sugar
· 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, and then gradually stir in the sugar. Store in the refrigerator after use.
After bread/muffins are cool spead icing evenly on top. Enjoy!
Not only does she dominate the make up tutorial world in general but she has really touched base on some wicked halloween make up ideas!!
Her bubbly personality makes it easy to watch and not to mention she is absolutely stunning. Here is her link to youtube channel.........
Below is a tutorial on my favorite look right now.... Kylie Jenner Inspired make up.
Ah... perfection at its finest.
You’re worried about his single friends relationship bashing? Don’t be because for the most part everyone plays up being single. Don’t get me wrong being single has perks but the reality is most singles will say anything to convince everyone and themselves that they have it made. Especially men, maybe we have Hugh Heffner to thank. Men will tell you till they are blue in the face all the reasons why being single is better than being “tied down”. Here a few things I’m sure your man has heard… on more than one occasion.
“I don’t have to answer to anyone.” They make a valid point. Yes most of the time men in committed relationships need to check in. This isn’t because we are crazy…. HAHA just kidding we totally are crazy BUT for me the case in point is I live with my boyfriend. If he doesn’t come home after work and I don’t see him until 4am with no contact…. I've already reported a missing persons and assumed he died. Totally unavoidable with simple technology...text.
“I can have sex with whomever I want whenever I want” Yes… Yes you can but you aren’t!! This is the biggest misconception I have ever heard. Most single men are not sleeping with a new woman every night. Believe me I have asked MANY single men this. This is a little Hollywood sparkle dust. In fact if you and your man are healthy young adults you are probably having more sex in a week than his single buddies are having in a month(of course this doesn't apply to any single men who are "rich", "famous", or "brad Pitt")… Sorry but not sorry.
“Ha I can’t believe she made you wear that” I just can’t believe that he thinks a Budweiser shirt he got from a beer box 3 years ago with a ketchup stain is any better. Again as long as you didn’t make your man wear a sweater with kittens on it you probably helped him in the long run. Men seem to forget when a woman wants you to wear something it’s because we find it attractive… In point other women find attractive. If anything we are doing them a favor not ourselves.
“It must get boring with the same woman all the time” Well if you date a doormat yes but I like to believe that men usually end up dating women they not only have interest in but interests in common. If your man thought you were boring I’m sure you would already know. Maybe his single buddies don’t know how freaky women get after long term relationships… like we are pretty much doooownnn for anything.
“Tell her to bring her hot friends” Your man has heard this the most. I don’t really understand why they think their friend’s girlfriends are gateways to this land of hot single friends who want to have casual sex. When I hear this I laugh and delete it from my memory. I will not subject my hot friends to your single-syndrome Venus fly trap. Unless she the one friend (we all have) who is into hooking up. Then yes I’ll bring her.
So the best and honest solution to his single friends? Get them to like you and I hate to say this but “be cool”. Allow…. actually encourage that he has boy’s nights. Some women aren’t comfortable with this and I get that. If that is your case go out with them, but give him his space with is friends. Just remember most of the time his buddies came before you and they play a huge factor in his life. They will affect how he feels about things and it is inevitable for them to make such comments. Be sure to show your best girlfriend/wife qualities. They see how lucky he is; they won’t mourn his relationship but encourage it.
Beyoncé. Despite her questionable hair styles lately, she is still one of my favorite celebs. Her style, personality and music are unique to herself. I personally love all her spreads done in Essence & Vogue.
The best fad our generation has seen is “healthy”. The majority of us have focused a lot of attention into what we are putting into our bodies. It has become important to limit chemicals and processed food intake. What we seemed to forget is what we put on our bodies is most likely filled with just as bad or worse chemicals than the ones found in our food. Our skin naturally absorbs 60% of what it comes in contact with. I’m not saying drop all your beauty products and go au ‘natural but we need to evaluate the ingredients in our products. A little give & take I would like to say.
Luckily healthy beauty products have been on the rise as well; making this transition a lot easier. Unfortunately not all our favorite beauty suppliers have these options. So do your best to opt out some beauty regimes for the real thing. Surprisingly a lot of body lotions, scrubs, and wash contain emulsifying wax, Polysorbate, Stearate, Steareth, Cetearyl and Ceteareth. These all damage the skins “protective” layer and causes dryness. Which you than opt for a lotion filled with paraben. See where I am getting at? Skip the whole process of emulsifiers to begin with and your skin won’t be left drier than the Saharan Desert. I am guilty of gel nails, hair dye, and more; so I’ll take any chance I can to replace just 1 thing with natural ingredients.
I have recently been testing DIY natural homemade scrubs, lip balms, lotions, and bath salts. I have loved the results. I won’t sit here and tell you that they “eliminate” all skin issues but I feel better knowing what I am putting on my skin. My Keratosis Pilaris aka those dreaded little red bumps on my upper arms lessened. I don’t have backne or much cellulite but I did notice tighter skin. Overall I liked the vanilla latte coffee scrub but it is inconvenient. All women think to themselves: I’m a busy woman. I know I am…I have a job, a blog, a place to clean, a man to cook for, a gym to attend, family to love, and friends to see(ohh … movies and TV series too). Where the hell are we supposed to find time to make our own beauty products because even the natural products sold in stores still have “unknown” chemicals. This is why I decided to branch off Wild Horse Chic into natural homemade products. Of course I am starting off small but it’s still something I know some women are looking for. Locally made product has a personal touch to it. Made by myself wine-in-hand, mixing while watching sex and the city. Lip scrubs and body scrubs are my first step. These will be available by Monday October 6, 2014.
Please stay tuned for pricing and flavors.
Despite how busy weekends can be I always make time for my family. This weekend was especially nice because I got to spend time with the whole gang: my siblings, dad, grandparents, auntie and cousins. On Sunday I spent my morning having brunch with my loves very amazing Portuguese family. They take food very seriously; I am not complaining believe me. I rocked a casual Top shop long sleeve crop top, a pink and gold braided chain from Hudson’s Bay, a black "A" lined leather skirt from H&M, black tights, and black lace up Aldo booties. To stay warm I wore my cream color leather collared (brand unknown) blazer. I didn't go out this weekend..(Which is no surprise I rarely got out) so I did want to dress up a bit on Sunday.
Bae(haha) rocked a fab brown leather jacket (we call it the usher jacket), a beige long sleeve sweater, dark diesel jeans, and cream Steven Madden loafers.
If you are unfamiliar with this amazing show I feel bad for you. As much as I am a die-hard fan of Sex and The City the women in GIRLS are a lot more real to me. I feel as if I can relate to them on many different levels. It probably has to do with the fact it’s about 4 women in their early 20s who have no idea what they are doing in life (I am swimming in the same pond). Along with struggling to find who they are they deal with love, problems, friendships, and career choices. They each have very unique personalities, appearances, passions and views thus making their friendships complete. You would be surprised how much i have learned in only 3 seasons of GIRLS.
1. You don’t need to have it together all the time- Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna and Jessa all at one point fell off … and they fell hard. Sometimes we just go off track and loose sense of the direction we are heading; this doesn’t mean we won’t get to where we want. It might just take longer than expected.
2. All relationships have problems-
We have always know this in the back of our mind but some people are very good at making it look like they have it all…They don’t. So whether you have an Adam as a boyfriend or not you will most likely spend a decent amount of time disagreeing. Don't feel as if your relationship is worse than others because of it.
4. You’re allowed to morn ridiculously over break ups- When Charlie and Marnie broke up things got ugly… for Marnie anyways. Sometimes we need to lie in bed crying in his old t-shirt while living off of ice cream and cannoli’s for a couple weeks. Women deal with heart break a lot differently than men. So don't think too quickly that you've gone off the deep end. Time(and high calorie treats) heal everything.
3. Our parents shouldn’t be responsible for our problems- This one was especially hard for us in our early twenties. We want to feel like adults until adult problems arise. I usually tend to run to my mom or dad and this is not age appropriate. Buckle up and deal with it on your own before asking mom and dad for bail money.
5. It’s okay to have casual sex-
It’s 2014, women are running for congress… So I think it’s safe to say casual sex isn’t off the table. This doesn’t make you a whore nor should you have a red A pinned to your shirt. Live a little, because before you know it you’ll be married to one genital till death do you part.
6. Sometimes our friends suck-
We still love them none the else, but when life gets in the way people tend to be selfish and forget to be there for their friends. We all do it. This doesn’t shape a friendship though. So if your girls are m.i.a there is probably a valid reason; so make it work.
7. You should love your body ALWAYS- Hannah is a beautiful example of this. I don’t always love her questionable outfits but she wears whatever she wants. She loves her body and embraces it. Her confidence is inspiring.
8. Worry about yourself -
Too many women are worried about what other women are doing. Stop trying to judge them, guide them, or tell them differently. You will be much happier in the long run if you only concern yourself with what you need to do. Do exactly what you want aswell. Live freely like Jessa(minus the older men and drug using of course)
9. You might not end up with prince charming-
But that doesn’t mean he isn’t the right guy for you. The most unexpected relationships turn into lifelong love and he might be the complete opposite of the man you imagined yourself being with. No one is perfect; thank god it’s not a requirement for love.
10. Never Sell yourself short-
You need to know who you are and exactly how you feel than no one can tell you otherwise. If you want something out of a situation; take it. You are as beautiful, smart, funny, and amazing as you believe. The proof is always in the pudding.
So it might be safe to assume women have ditched the bush for the more sculpted and smooth brazilian treated V-spot but what about the men? Regardless if we shave/wax/laser most men expect smooth sailing all the way down but ladies good news! Times are changing; most men have jumped onto the Man-scaped era. In my opnion a man should treat that region like he would a beard. Clean, short, and shaped. 1 TIP for the Men: Don't go bald, you'll feel naked and she'll think you might have been a male stripper at one point. Check out this funny video of the men going bare!
-It's about time they understood the pain.
No no this isn't about that guy who always steals your lunch at work. This is about your buns Hun! Think about it... how many hours a day we sit on our butt? I spend more than half my day sitting at a desk. I am one of the lucky ladies who don’t really have cellulite but there is nothing wrong with tighter skin. So when I heard about this awesome skin firming solution for women who spend a lot of time sitting I got excited. I decided to buy Sit Tight Intense XS by Soap & Glory that optimizes while you sit. I also have been applying it to my stomach along with a waist cincher before I go to bed (I sleep on my stomach). I noticed a great amount of tingling but it was warm and soothing to me. The only thing I do not like about this product thus far is the smell. Smells like perfumed A535 yuck. I will check back in with my results after the recommended 4 weeks. Fingers crossed for a tighter tummy and thighs. If you would like to join me on the Sit tight journey you can purchase this at Shoppers Drug Mart or Sephora.
NOTE: This should be combined with healthy diet, exercise, and exfoliating for optimum results.