Mini review of my new Super Nudy Pink circle lenses

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The Geo Ultra Nudy circle lenses are ridiculously comfortable!  Just got my two new pairs in the mail.  I ran across a youtube giveaway contest for a pink Hello Kitty watch.  OMG, it is very girly and very pretty! Anyway, I posted a mini-review of the Super Nudy pink lenses on the youtube as a response:

The color of the Nudy Pinks is stunning and the resulting color is not what one would expect!  I really like how they look.  For those who don’t know what Choward’s Violet is:

Choward's Violet

OMG, the lenses are super comfy to the point I don’t notice I have them on.  I’ve caught myself nodding off with them on.  Not good, lol!   Waking up with lenses in your eyes is NOT my idea of fun.  So whenever I am exhausted, they have to come out right away.

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Funky Frum

Now, I know a lot of people find this e-boutique pricey but you’ve got to know how to work it girl!

I love this site because they carry clothes that are not part of the “uniform.”

When I first started dressing tznius, my husband was miserable. He was used to me dressing in the typical NYC club girl way. I was miserable too because nothing I found screamed me at first. There only so much one can do with navy and black. Those are my two favorite colours and I was beginning to get sick of it.

Then I discovered Funky Frum! I became happy again… Suddenly, I found clothing that screamed me!

The website was recently redesigned and it’s gorgeous:
You can sort according to price, newest, and popularity. In addition, they are currently working on a size filter.

I use this site primarily for shabbos separates. I wait for sales/shipping specials.

My perinnial favorites are:

For the steampunk girls, FunkyFrum is running a sales on their French Vanilla victorian top! Right now, it’s $24.50. The largest it goes is 12/14 but it looks true to size.

I love their denim skirts too! They have dark washes like those cute jeans. For those who don’t do skirts, finding a pretty, tzinus denim skirt in the proper wash is a exercise in hell. Look no further…

Plus, they are offering an affiliate programme for FF fans. You earn a 6% commision for every sale generated (not your personal orders.) Use those commissions to get your gear!

Why I love Lucky Magazine!

It is truely the ultimate magazine for fashion shopping. If you subscribe you get Lucky Rewards. This is a fashionista’s dream! You can get up to 15% cash back on purchases.

Cash back on purchases?!
Very nice.

Plus, Lucky Rewards covers a wide range of stores:

  • Target
  • iTunes
  • Bluefly
  • drugstore.com
  • Sephora
  • Lush
  • JCPenney
  • and etc…

Plus, you can combine them with store incentives as well.
For example, I’m a Sephora queen: I have a Beauty Insider membership. For every $100 I spend, I get deluxe samples. I get a Birthday Present. When people send me gift certificates, they count as cash! Shipping is free w/ $50+.

Oh the happiness!

Summer Beauty Guide (part one)

My skin took a beating this winter. I want to be all sparkly this summer. Glowing tastefully is good!

I’m listing both drugstore and department/specialty products so don’t get all crazed on me! Used some of these products? Sound off in the comments!

{skin}

  1. Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub or Lush Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub
  2. Cantu Shea Body Butter or Bath & Body Works Cherry Blossom Body Butter
  3. Olay Quench Active Hydration or Bobbi Brown Beach Body Lotion

The Frum Fashionista- Summer Beauty Guide (skin, continued)

Since I’m not racist, I’m not going to obessess over black skin care alone.

Now, some chicks chase the tan. Y’all know who you are. 
{skin}

However, tanning yourself like a rotisserie chicken on the beach is a no-no. Not only from a tznius standpoint but from a health standpoint as well. Unless, you’re jet-setting to the nearest women’s only beach a chick has few options.

“What about self-tanners?” you ask.

Looking like you ran in an orange field during a glitter storm?
Tragically funny in a MST3K way!

Since I’m a dark-skinned African-American I don’t think about these things. I did the research so you don’t have to!
How to use a Self-Tanner!

Now that you know how to do it properly, which one do you choose?

that’s all I can give the melanine challenged chicks.

For those of us who don’t or won’t tan sunblock or sunscreen is in order.

For me, most of sunscreens are problematic because I’m dark-skinned and they leave an greyish ashy film on my skin! I only found one product that I can use that is oil-free and keeps me brown: Peter Thomas Roth Sunblock SPF 30. It’s pricey but I’d rather not walk around looking zombified!

Sound off!

The Frum Fashionista’s Summer Beauty Guide (Part Deux)

Springtime is still too cold to break out the sandals and Crocs.

Now is the time to fix up your feet! Running the streets with ashy, tore-up feet is not the way to show off pretty shoes. Pay attention to the heels and hands, ladies!

{feet & nails}

At Home

I got my first manicure set when I was eight years old. I had three inch nails at the time. My mom figured out that I was a fashionista pretty early on. However, she wouldn’t let me use nail polish before that point so I was buffing my nails. It was a Revlon manicure set and it rocked!

D-I-Y Manicure

Toolbox:

  1. Nonacetone Nail Polish Remover, $3 – $5
  2. emery board or nail file, $2 – $7
  3. Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream,$6 -$8 It smells nice and lemony. Perfect for summer!
  4. Cuticle Trimmer (Be very careful to only trim hangnails and excess skin!)
  5. Pumice/Brush Combo $3 – $4
  6. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Foot Magic $7

D-I-Y Pedicure
Remember, even your tools have to be sterilized after each use. I use Shaklee’s Basic-G. Alternately you can soak metal tools in rubbing alcohol for 25 minutes. Keep your tools in a plastic ziploc bag.

At the Salon

1. Go to clean nail place! Check out how clean the workstations are and how they sterilize their tools. Ask questions. If you don’t, you can get a nasty infection. Walk out if you don’t get a good feeling about the place. It’s your money.

2. Bring your own tools!

3. Don’t let them cut the cuticles! Just say no and ask the nail tech to push them back instead. Cut them and run the risk of picking up a bug!

4. Hit the whirlpool foot tubs first thing in the A.M.! Just picture the whirlpool as a swirling germ bath. Especially if it’s a really busy place, the whirlpools just don’t have time to get throughly sanitzed between clients. Alternately, look for a simple, non-jet metal basin that can be disinfected easily. Those can be hard to find in some areas so just hit the nail shop when they open and be the first person on the whirlpool.

5. No more razors! It’s illegal. Most good nail shops will have a pumice stone, file, or scrub available.

(P.S. Wait until after a pedicure to shave your legs. It’s a germ thing!)

Polish- well that deserves a post all it’s own.

Stay tuned…