Monday, November 17, 2014

Holiday Look Pt 1

Photo by: AMB Photography

Dress: H&M / Boots: Chinese Laundry (click here) / 
Jacket: H&M (old) (similar one here)/
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (click here) / Tights: Target (so warm) /
Lipstick: MAC night moth lipliner (click here)  + Lorac Mauve lipstick (click here) /

 Hey beauties<3 Thanksgiving is almost here and I can't wait. I want to put together a holiday look for you guys. I wore one dress and 2 different ways. I love finding an item that you can wear multiple ways and take it from day to night. 

This dress was a looker when I saw it in H&M. It was the perfect dress for chilly nights. Just pair it with a good warm pair of tights and your good to go. If you live in a warmer climate then skip the tights and wear with a great pair of black suede pumps or OTK boots.

Stay tuned for PT2 of this look coming up soon. Btw who is excited for The Hunger Games: MockingJay this week??!! I definitely am! Cant wait to catch it on Friday.  I was thinking of re-reading the book but I didn't think I had time so I will just stick to the movie.

Also did you guys catch the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer?!! O-o (*faints)...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tips for Smooth Soft Hands + My Neutrogena 7 Day Challenge!

This is a compensated campaign with Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect. However all opinions are 100% my own.

Hey chicas. The cold months are ahead and here in Rhode Island it is already getting chilly. Today Im going to show you a product that is going to be a month to month favorite of mine. When it is cold I get very dry skin. One thing that I can't stand having dry and cracky are my hands. I absolutely hate the feeling of hard dry skin.

I always have lotion in my handbag at all times. That is a must for me and I advise it to be a must for you girlies too. I have been using the Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream and I honestly love it! I have been testing it out for over a week now and it has honestly made my hands feeling soft and silky. I love the feeling!

It is a light non greasy formula that literally leave your skin feeling baby skin soft. This formula helps repair your skin's moisture barrier to keep hands feeling softer, smoother and longer. It instantly absorbs into the skin and leaves behind healthy smoothing feeling skin. I definitely recommend using a hand lotion at night before you go to bed. It helps the product absorb into the skin overnight and I love the feeling of soft hands in the morning. 

This is a great product guys. A must for me. After talking about this being in my handbag I thought of doing a "whats in my handbag video" what  you guys think?! 

Love ya <3

Monday, November 10, 2014

Draped Surplice Top

Photo: AMB Photography

Top: Forever 21 (similar one) / Cami: TopShop / Pants: H&M (similar ones) (similar one) /
Bag: Love Cortnie (click here) / Heels: Zara /
Lipstick: Mac Rebel + Nightmoth lipliner (click here) /

Hey dolls <3 Draped Surplice tops were a popular trend this summer and early fall. Most wore them as is with just a bra. They are quite the sexy top! Celebs like Kylie Jenner and EmmaWatson (Hermione) were seen wearing these tops. I wore mine with a cami crop top underneath because I am not brave enough to wear it alone. LOL! 

This shoot had to be done in the studio because it was freezing outside and I was under the weather so it was smarter to shoot indoors. I think soon more shoots will be indoors because it is getting cold out fast. Its hard to shoot in the studio because you don't get that same colorful look from outdoors but hey you got to adapt!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Leopard Clutch 2X

Photo: AMB Photography

Sweater: Nastygal (click here) / Jeans: H&M (similar here) (similar here) /
Heels: Zara / Clutch: LoveCortnie (click here) /

I can't get enough of this Nastygal sweater. It tells a story: I'm a prep but I like to be sexy. ;)
The low plunge neck gives the perfect tease of sex appeal without going too far. Both times that I wore the sweater I wore a normal bra underneath just a lil FYI for ya!

I also recycled my new obsession this leopard print envelope clutch by a easy designer named Cortnie. I found her on IG and instantly feel in love with her esthetic. The bag is large enough to fit mu necessities and can also be folded over like the Clare Vivier bag.

Random topic: I checked 2 wedding venues over the weekend and it was so fun to get my feet wet in this whole wedding process. Nothing wowed me yet but I have a few more lined up so wish me luck guys. :) 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Winter Scarf List for 2014

scarf season

1. Nordstrom Halogen houndstooth print scarf / 2. ASOS plaid scarf / 3. ASOS grey checkered scarf
4. Forever21 aztec print scarf / 5. Target plaid scarf / 6. Zara black/grey/white scarf /
7. Zara plaid scarf / 8. H&M jacquard-knit scarf / 9. Topshop burgundy scarf /

Tis the scarf season. Scarves are one of my favorite winter accessories. I love how they can pull a outfit together. You can get a great quality scarf at some many locations. My favorite has been Target. Great quality and affordable. For a little bit more of a splurge Zara and ASOS have great scarfs too. I hope you guys enjoy the little scarf shopping list that I created for you all. Tis the season!

scarf season by alanamarie02 featuring asos scarves

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

L'Oreal Color Vibrancy Hair Pictorial + Giveaway

*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with L'Oreal Paris and Latina Bloggers Connect. However my opinions are 100% honest*

Hola Chicas! I have teamed up with L'Oreal Paris to bring you guys a hair review + giveaway on their Color Vibrancy line. I am always on the hunt for new hair products that will leave my hair feeling healthy, soft and give me volume. Ever since I cut my hair though showers are so much more fun! I love how it has cut down my hair washing/blow drying time. 

I literally went from 1 hour to 20 minutes. I love it! I always use a lot of products in my hair anyways  so this 5 step process was no biggie for me. Whenever I am having a lazy day I can honestly leave the house with no makeup on but I have to have my hair done. If I had to chose I would chose hair. NO matter what when your hair is blow out or looking glam you feel like JLO or Beyonce :) 
Check out my hair pictorial on using the Color Vibrancy line. 

I literally shot this right after getting out of the shower. (hence the no makeup on ha!) Both the shampoo and conditioner honestly left my hair feeling so soft and shiny afterwards. I loved it! 

In this pictorial I used first the Root to Tip Fixer which is a leave in restoring treatment. After that I sprayed the Dual Protect Spray. This is always a must when styling/blow drying your hair to spray a little bit of heat protectant. 

I honestly loved the results. My hair felt so soft and healthy. It had a nice bounce to it once I was done blow drying it. I literally felt like I could have been in a L'Oreal commercial saying, "Because I'm worth it." HA! 


If you guys are interested in trying out this line check out my IG page for a chance to win all these goodies. Its a giveaway that L'Oreal was gracious enough to allow me to host on my instagram page. 
Click here to check out. Guidelines and contest rules will be listed on my IG post. 
{Giveaway ends 11/11} 

Thank you guys for checking out my page! Talk to you all really soon :) 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Makeup: Minnie Mouse

Hey guys!!! I am so disappointed that I wasn't able to do more halloween looks this year! Next year I will definitely do better!
This Minnie Mouse tutorial is a 2 Parter! The 2nd Part will be up tomorrow. Both looks are up on my Youtube page as well. (click below please LOL) ;)

What are you guys planning to do on Halloween? I am actually going to go visit my family in upstate NY and hopefully get to take my nephew trick or treating for the 1st time! So excited! 

Wedding update: This weekend we have some appointments lined up to see some venues. Im excited because its the first official wedding planning we are doing. I have no idea what I want. I just have a bunch of different things saved on my Pinterest boards. LOL