Happy Birthday to The Page Girls

I want to introduce you all to an awesome online mag called The Page Girls. The Page Girls focuses on lots of girly things but I was most intrigued by the cocktail section of the publication. As you know, this is F.A.B Cocktail, and while I focus mainly on fashion and beauty, I would just like to point there’s nothing wrong with a fabulously delicious cocktail from time to time! After all, the blog does have an official cocktail now. But the moral of the story is, I highly encourage you to check out The Page Girls. It’s a great publication run by some awesome ladies celebrating their birthday this week. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, THE PAGE GIRLS! I have joined in on the celebration by including a special giveaway below. Read on to find out how to enter and the winner will be announced Monday, July 28th.
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About The Page Girls
The Page Girls is a new online mag with an emphasis on books, cocktails, and female friendships. Each week, they publish a themed issue containing short stories, book reviews, personal and funny essays, videos, cocktail recipes, and more. Some sample issues include The Craziest Thing I Did For Love and LYLAS (Love You Like a Sister).
From July 21-25, The Page Girls is celebrating its first official “birthday week,” which means a giveaway every day plus other goodies! Visit the link below to enter the special F.A.B Cocktail x The Page Girls giveaway!!
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Sign up for The Page Girls’ weekly newsletter to get notified about new issues, and be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks so much to The Page Girls for letting me celebrate with you guys! Be sure to let me know if you check out and ebook or try out one of their delicious cocktails!
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be Delectable Product Review

Do you recall a few posts ago when I wrote about Cake Beauty’s be Delectable line? Well, I had the opportunity to try two of the products and they are quite delectable!

I have been using the Ultra nourishing hand cream that smells of lemon cake and the decadent hair and body mist that is strawberries and cream scented. I have to say, I am very impressed by the hand cream that I actually use as a full body lotion. The be Delectable ultra nourishing hand cream is well-scented and although it is made of coconut oil, it does not have an oily feel, rather, it goes on light and leaves me moisturized for hours.

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The decadent hair and body mist is light but smells perfectly sweet. It is more watery than other body/hair mists I use but I appreciate the refreshing feeling it has when it hits my skin. My only complaint is that the scent does not last all day on my skin.

I asked a few friends to try the products as well and this is what they had to say:

“Makes me want to bake a lemon cake!” – Nailah

“This lotion has a nice silky feel!” – Kristle

“Smells really good!” – Teia

Let me know if you try any of the Cake Beauty be Delectable beauty products!

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Men’s Shoes: Put a Cork in It

I haven’t touched on men’s fashion in a while so I decided the debut of the Vans OTW 2014 Summer Prelow “Cork” shoes were the perfect opportunity! As you may know, I very much enjoy men’s fashion and often times wish I were a boy just so I could acceptably slip into a pair of men’s shoes - yes I said it!

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These shoes are certainly ones I would love to rock and I want to know if you guys, and girls would too? The sneakers in the Van’s OTW (acronym for Off the Wall) collection are just what they mean – off the wall; out of the ordinary. The Prelow Cork footwear is a uniquely styled shoe made of “natural cork upper paired with simple black eyelets, laces, and fabric lining and a comfortable Ultracush HD sole below” available for purchase late July. 

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The Vans OTW Prelow Cork sneakers were created for the summer but in my opinion, can work for fall as well. The best thing about a shoe, other than its looks, is its ability to transition through seasons. That way you get more for your money!

Let me know what you think of these Vans OWT Prelow Cork sneakers and check out the rest of the Off The Wall collection here.

Photo Credit: BallerStatus.com

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What I Wore: Shyla Edition

Wanda Grace, created by designer Laurie Underwood is a collection for those who are not afraid to embrace their style power. Their style objective is to stand out, while fitting in at the same time – much like my style! 

I was recently given the awesome opportunity to style one of the pieces from the newest collection called the Shyla Jacket. It is a finely detailed yellow cropped jacket with a scalloped bottom hem and sporadic gems.

Shyla Jacket by Wanda Grace/ Epic Weekend Beater by H&M

Shyla Jacket by Wanda Grace/ Epic Weekend Beater by H&M

When I first saw the Shyla jacket I was intrigued by its vibrant color but when I slipped into it, I instantly loved how it fit and imagined its versatility. It can easily transition from season to season and from day to night.

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Vintage clutch gifted by grandma! :)

Vintage clutch gifted by grandma! :)

 

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Yellow BCBG Pumps

Yellow BCBG Pumps

If you love how I styled the piece, pretty please with sugar on top, click here to vote for my look! When you vote, YOU could win the Shyla jacket featured above. Good luck and thanks in advance :)

For more on Wanda Grace or to view the entire collection, click here.

Special thanks to fabulous photographer Kristle Marshall for the photos! Be sure to check out her website and Tumblr.

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Be Delectable: Sweet New Body Products

Recently I discovered Cake Beauty, a top Canadian beauty brand and its new collection called be Delectable. be Delectable is a five-piece body collection that mixes natural ingredients with delicious fragrances. Sounds amazing, right?

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“I’m thrilled to introduce be Delectable to the US market,” said Cake Beauty founder and formulator, Heather Reier. “Our new line, which will launch in Kohl’s stores nationally, combines the finest natural ingredients in decadent, luxurious formulations with scrumptious scents.”

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be Delectable includes hand cream, a unique hair and body mist, body wash, body polish and body lotion. Each product comes in four “delectable” scents: strawberry & cream, lemon & cream, coconut & cream, and vanilla & cream and all products are sold at affordable price points. Some of the natural ingredients include coconut oil (cold-pressed for unmatched hydration and anti-aging benefits), aloe vera (for deep soothing and hydration) and shea butter (renowned for its ability to moisturize and condition).

Which products do you want to try from the be Delectable line?

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Ultra nourishing hand cream ($10): Give hard-working hands a well-deserved treat with this ultra-nourishing hand cream enriched with shea butter, coconut oil and aloe vera.

Decadent hair & body mist ($10): Perfectly balanced, this sumptuous mist infused with aloe vera lasts all day without being overwhelming. Used at home or on the go, hair and body smell fresh and clean all day long.

Supremely rich body wash ($10): A luxurious blend of creamy bubbles infused with coconut oil and aloe vera nourishes, hydrates and softens.

Super smoothing body polish ($14): This super smoothing body polish is made with coconut oil and aloe vera for hydration and moisture and fine apricot shells to gently scrub away dull, dry skin and reveal a gorgeous glow.

Triple moisture body lotion ($12): This ultra-hydrating body lotion contains a sensual blend of coconut oil,shea butter, and aloe vera. It absorbs quickly and restores the skin’s natural moisture balance, leaving it soft, smooth and silky.

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What I Wore: Sale Edition

Even though we just officially embarked upon summer, end of season sales are happening everywhere and now is the perfect time to shop!

In-store and online, retailers are weeding out the spring/summer merchandise to make room for fall styles. It seems like this process happens earlier and earlier each year but it’s a great time to stock up on goodies for the remainder of the season and even next year.

Over the past two weekends I have taken advantage of in-store and online sales, saving tons. So with that, here’s what I wore this past weekend – all on sale!

Black Aldo peep toe platforms

Black Aldo peep toe platforms

Bracelet: gifted Sequin clutch: eBay

Bracelet cuff: gifted
Sequin clutch: eBay

Handmade gifted earnings straight from Montreal, Canada. Thanks Cam!

Handmade, gifted earnings straight from Montreal, Canada. Thanks, Cam!

White Vest: $13 Target

Jogger shorts: $9 H&M

Peep toe shoes: $100 Aldo

I also had the pleasure of scooping up a few more fabulous things like the items below

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Kate Spade bag: $200, regular $350

Victoria’s Secret D: $12.99, regular $24.99

Express Shorts: $25, regular $49.99

 

Where to shop for sales this week: 

Express

Old Navy

Aldo

Dry Goods

H&M

Have you gotten any good sales deals lately?

 

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Guest Post: Lupita Nyong’o’s Look for Less

Just in time for the debut of her stunning Vogue cover, I am pleased to present my first guest post by Constance Johnson of VitaBello Vogue featuring fashion’s sweetheart, Lupita Nyong’o. Check out how to get Lupita’s look for less below.

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to share with you my Vitabello.com Celebrity Styles for Lupita  Nyong’o. If you’re wondering what Vitabello Celebrity Styles are, it’s a blog post where we recreate celebrity outfits for less than $100.00. Today’s Celebrity Style we picked is Lupita’s White Dress. Now if you don’t know who Lupita  Nyong’o is, she recently won a Golden Globe Award for her role in 12 Years of a Slave. Since then, she has been the talk of Hollywood. People Magazine declared Lupita to be the ‘Most Beautiful Woman in the World’ in the 2014 April issue.

Lupita in Calvin Klein

Lupita in Calvin Klein

So lets get started with Lupita Nyong’o’s fabulous white outfit by Calvin Klein at the 2014 Critic’s Choice Award. Now this dress is a little pricey and usually I wouldn’t put up something as pricey, but the outfit was so classy that I had to share. The stores where the accessories and dress for this recreations are coming from are ASOSTheFlauntShop, and Charlotte Russe. For more Celebrity Styles follow me on bloglovin here.

Paper Doll Dress: ASOS

Paper Doll Dress: ASOS $102.89

Laser Cut Heels: Charlotte Russe

Laser Cut Heels: Charlotte Russe $38.50

Kiss-Lock Clutch: Charlotte Russe

Kiss-Lock Clutch: Charlotte Russe $12.99

This is a great summer look for a night out with friends or a snazzy event. How would you recreate Lupita’s look?

About Constance:
Growing up I had a love for fashion, from making my own Barbie clothes to being glued to any show that had an interest in fashion. Now I am a Fashion Blogger who is a fashion enthusiast when it comes to my nails, clothes, and accessories.
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