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Fashion Friday: Long Long Lashes

younique long eye lashes

Mixing a little Fashion Friday with beauty this week. Another friend of mine is hosting a Younique Virtual Party for amazing eyelashes. I keep hearing about this product with my little brown lashes and the marketing is getting to me.  

So What is Younique

From what I gather on the website, they are little fibers that stick to your lashes and add length, but not like goopy mascara. You apply your normal mascara, and then the Younique ‘transplanting gel’ for the Moonstruck Natural Fibers to stick to followed by the fibers themselves. much simpler than trying to glue on false lashes. 

So looking to hear from everyone else, what do you know about the company and the product? I have a couple friends who have been rocking some serious long, black lashes who are not only buying this product, but selling it as well. I’m very tempted. I can get lashes like that….with glue on fake lashes, but these are like putting on mascara in 10 seconds! Now that I am pulling out of the new mom beauty doldrums, this product is high on my list of must try items. 

You can see some of the amazing before and after photos on Troy's Facebook page!

 

Have you tried Younique Fiber Lashes yet? How were they? Let us know in the comments below!

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Why Choose Human Hair Extensions?

Why Choose Human Hair Extensions

When shopping for hair extensions, it can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking you'll get more for your money by purchasing clip-in synthetic extensions, or synthetic hair that is woven to your own or attached using micro-rings. However, synthetic hair is just that, synthetic. This means it can't be washed and styled like your own hair, and you definitely can't colour it. It also won't provide such a beautiful, natural look, and it can be hard to care for. 

 

Caring for Your Extensions

Human hair extensions are fairly easy to care for – treat them as you would your own hair. You can wash them, deep condition them and use heat styling tools to curl or straighten them. Many synthetic extensions can't be treated in this way. With clip-in extensions, you'll need to take them out if you're styling your own hair, and it can be hard to achieve a seamless look. Human hair extensions are glossier and softer than synthetic extensions, which means they blend seamlessly with your own hair for that look all the celebrities love!

 

Longer Lasting and High Quality

When you're buying hair extensions, don't just opt for the cheapest available extensions. Yes, it's true that synthetic extensions are cheaper, but you get what you pay for. High-quality human hair extensions can last for up to up to 3 months, if cared for properly, and provided you shampoo and condition them (and don't over style), they'll look beautiful for longer! Synthetic hair extensions are prone to tangling and can't be treated like your normal hair, so they're a high-maintenance option, and you may find you need to replace them sooner than human hair extensions.

 

The Natural Look

Nobody wants to look like they've just attached several inches of fake hair to their head. Think about celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Cheryl Cole – they have natural, beautiful long hair (they're wearing human hair extensions). Using human hair extensions to create a natural look is easy, provided they're fitted by an expert and blended to match your existing hair. When you see somebody wearing hair extensions that aren't a match or that are obvious, chances are they are synthetic extensions.

Human hair extensions are the perfect way to add glamour to your look, whether you opt for them for a special occasion or want to wear them all the time to add length and volume to fine hair

 

Have you tried hair extensions in the past? How were they? Let us know in the comments below!

*****I received compensation in exchange for writing this blog post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.*****

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10 Consignment Selling Tips + JBF Fort Worth Tickets!

Selling your kids stuff 10 consignment selling tips

As a mom with three kids that all grow like weeds just after I go through and purchase all their clothes for the season, I have come to embrace the art of selling clothes. This week, I’m prepping clothes to sell at the Just Between Friends Fort Worth giant, massive, seriously largest children’s and maternity consignment sale in Texas. More importantly, I plan on trading in those profits for the next stage in clothes, toys and gear for my two youngest children. Want to join? Sweet. I can help you with that. JBF Fort Worth takes place at Fort Worth's Will Rogers Memorial Center - Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall. Unfortunately, you can’t just toss it all in a box and dump it on their doorstep and expect serious cash. A little effort on your part will yield a nice return.

 

How to Decide What to Sell

First, do ALL the laundry. Find every stash of clothes hidden in every cranny. Now you have to go through your stuff to decide what to get rid of and what to keep. Sort all clothes into two piles: one neatly hung and folded with clothes that still fit and the other with everything that your child has out grown. Just working with the pile that doesn’t fit now.

Second, do you plan on having more kids in the immediate future? Is there a younger sibling that can wear some of these clothes? Are they the same gender? Is their something sentimental you want to keep for their future children? Pull out what you wish to keep and store appropriately, preferably in a plastic tub with a silicone packet tossed inside. I personally only keep a few soft pieces to make t-shirt quilts for their future children - the rest gets sold.

Third, sort the remaining stack into two piles. One pile will be clothes in great condition without stains, tears, rips, or excessive shrinkage. The other pile is to donate. I prefer to donate to the local Dallas Genesis Women's Shelter off Lemmon Avenue.

Forth, now the fun begins. Give a light ironing (if fabric appropriate) to all the clothes that need it. If you are one of those perfect washing machine masters who always tends to the laundry right after it gets out of the dryer, you might be able to skip this step, but for the moms who enjoy replicating mount Everest out of laundry…deploy the iron or steamer. This single step can double the return especially on nicer clothes. Collared shirts generally always need a touch of iron. Rumpled pile just doesn’t sell as well. 

consignment resell tips to raise money

 

Prepare the Clothes to Sell Using Retail Skills

5.  Use the right size hanger. Don’t try to fit a size 9 months onesie on an adult hanger or a boys 12 on a baby hanger. You want the clothes to look right and at their very best. You can find bulk kid sized metal hangers on Amazon with free Prime Shipping.

6.  Use fresh, non rusty, safety pins. Stay away from the tiny ones as they tend to come undone the easiest

7.  A little ribbon on the top of each hanger can set it apart from a sea of clothes.

8.  Group similar low cost items like onsies, bibs and socks together and sell as a group. 

 

Creating the Tag

9.  As they hang, I go one by one creating tags and then print them all out at one time. I write my descriptions with the following template: amount, brand, gender (if applicable), description, price. For example, “2 Ralph Lauren Boys Striped Collared Shirts for $10. 

10.  Which brings us to pricing. I tend to price items right at 1/3  of what I paid for the item. If the item is in new condition as high as 1/2 and if it is it pretty used, but sellable, condition I sell for 1/4 of what I paid retail. 

So get your selling on! If you are in the DFW area, Just Between Friends Fort Worth is Texas' LARGEST children's and maternity consignment sale! You will not find another place with this many buyers where you can unload all your used stuff at top dollar AND purchase  the items you do need. JBF Fort Worth will be open to the public Thursday, March 5th 2015 - Monday, March 9th 2015. See full schedule.

NOTE: First time parents & grandparent can sign-up to shop early (registration for the First Time Parent Sale ends on March 3). Volunteering & consigning will get you an early pre-sale pass!

For more information on pre-sell passes visit JBF.

And I mentioned a giveaway - Just Between Friends Fort Worth has given us the opportunity to offer ONE - $15 JBF Fort Worth Gift Certificate for you to shop!!

How to win: Check out and "Like" JBF Fort Worth on Facebook. Come back here and comment on your thoughts. Do you plan on selling? Buying? Have you shopped a JBF sale before? Winner will be selected at random.

RULES: Giveaway entry ends February 23, 2015 at midnight and the winner will be selected at random on February 24th, 2014. Winner must pick up the Gift Card at the Fort Worth JBF Spring Sale at time of shopping trip (we will provide the winner with exact details once a winner is selected). The winner may not be another JBF blogger and can only win once per sale. 

*****I received compensation in exchange for writing this blog post. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.*****

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UUnique Fashion Designers Defy the Pricing Norm

Most expensive iPhone case

As anyone that has just purchased the latest smartphone knows, you need more than just an iPhone6, you need the protective cover as well. They come in various shape, sizes and skill sets. Some are hard and completly utilitarian while others blinged out.

Uniqueness of UUnique

IPhone has just found its match courtesy of UUnique - the most expensive iPhone case yet. The designer has built a mobile wallet cover that serves the utiliatarian beauty queen daughter of a sultan. Made with rich sense of fashion and style these accessories have already raised eyebrows in the fashion market at their launch.

Made from the finest Italian leather, crystals, diamonds and precious metals, their price ranges are for the richest members of the society that don’t mind spending some dollars for a veneer piece at jsust shy of $303,000. 

Testimonials

The customer reviews on the various social media platforms, such as twitter and Facebook, have been uproar with people remarking positively at the beauty, glamour and radiance of the pieces. These are iPhone covers that will attract attention and lend splendor to the mobile device. They are in line with the latest fashion and are a proper addition on the red carpet. 

Affordability

  1. -  These covers top out at $303,000 
  2. -  Each piece is made from 18-carat rose gold and hand-made leather
  3. -  Many have asked the logic of this price, but he designers of UUnique recognize that it is for everyone.
  4. -  The least expensive piece in the rage goes for thirty four euros
  5. -  Price jumps to $600 euros almost as if they have no business staying or going any lower. 

 

Given the luxury materials, attention to fashion details  -  price must remain high. They are meant to buy the attention of the glamorous personalities of the fashion industry who will use it as an accessory and a statement of opulence and extravagance associated with highlife. 

UUnique has thus managed to enter the fashion industry with a bang and the pieces which are selling on various online stores are gaining the popularity and widespread acceptance. Mischa Barton (star of “The OC”) was there in London to unveil this new case along with her own slightly less expensive line of iPhone Cases which are called “Unique by Mischa by Uunique” which range from $40 up to $960. Being an actress herself, the designer of these pieces has touch with the latest tastes in the fashion industry and has punched the right buttons in the market. These mobile phone wallet covers are bound to find their way to the prime fashion stages and dominate the gossip in the fashion and lifestyle magazines.

 

What are your thoughts on these expensive iPhone cases? Let us know in the comments below!

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Dallas Event: The Makeup Show Returns to Dallas

The Makeup Show Dallas dates

This not-to-be missed show will hit Dallas and bring together top beauty brands, seminars by world-renowned celeb makeup artists, and exclusive beauty product launches at show-only prices. The Makeup Show, an exclusive boutique beauty event, has announced 2015 show dates to include Dallas and another year full of inspiration, education and opportunity. All five shows throughout 2015 will bring beauty pros an industry event with appearances from world-renowned celebrity makeup artists, top beauty brands including MAKE UP FOR EVER, NARS, INGLOT Cosmetics, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Stila Cosmetics, Temptu PRO (plus over 75 others!) and exclusive beauty product launches at show-only prices.  Be sure to mark your calendar for tha Dallas Show on June 13-14th, 2015!

All three of us girls trekked our way to the Dallas Convention Center for last year’s Makeup Show and it was beyond awesome. Save your money because it is like a kid in a candy store. Megan, who normally doesn’t get excited about products, was even all over the place snapping up great finds. Tiffany was dying to be a model for all the artists doing live demonstrations. Our intent was to eat it all up the first day and be done, but we just had to go back both days. Fun. 

Stay tuned for more show updates and sponsor announcements coming soon. 

About The Makeup Show

The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationally from LA, NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Europe, and Orlando.  Bringing each destination over 75 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional.  Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community.  The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business. 

Have you been to the MakeUp Show before; what is your favorite aspect? Let us know in the comments below!

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