Sunday, December 23, 2012


Hi guys so today I did alot of running around just purchasing the last few tidbits for Christmas. (well hopefully ) In my travels I had to stop at our local CVS drugstore for a few things. While I browsed around the store (because I can not just go in and get only what I need , what if I miss something?) I came across one of my favorite things.... NUDES . Rimmel cosmetics really has some amazing nude lip products for very cheap. (Sorry to dissapoint those with there head in the gutter this post is indeed about cosmetics ) I purchased a few of them and tried them immediatly when I got into my car. Im not the patient type I have to know if its a love or a hate!! So let me just say it was definatley a love! Here are the products I purchased

Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Accessory DIY project!

Hey loves !

 I am writing this post quite late on a Saturday night, because I couldn't wait to share with you all my lil' DIY that I just finished! I knew the kids and I actually had nothing major planned for the weekend (and thrilled about it) so we all hopped in the car and headed to AC Moore. I have been dying to start making my own funky little bib style necklace that are so on trend right now! I just love how they dress up the simplest of shirts/blouses. We ended up spending like 2 hours in ac moore because I am obsessed with their bits and baubles section, and as an added bonus most of the bead/charm items were 1/2 off. So I will just get on with the big reveal...

I Call her the "Meow kitty collar"

I had so much fun making this that I made myself a set of dangly spike earrings using the same spikes I used on the necklace.  I am over the moon obsessed with how the design concept translated from my crazy brain to the actual project outcome (that isnt always the case lol) So what do you all think? Have any of you ladies done anything like this? Comment below or leave me a photo comment with a diy project that you've completed recently and want to brag like I did:) 

Until next time class keep up the Sass as always!!


Friday, December 14, 2012

Top Trends Of December

Drum roll please>>> My picks for the top trends of December have been chosen !!! yays ! It is no easy task to narrow down all the looks you love to just a few, but somehow I have focused my fashion a.d.d. to form this list . So without further ado ....

1. The gold glitter dress! They are everywhere right now and I adore them. Maybe it is the sparkle , maybe its the luxe look of the gold but whatever it is i'm hooked. Great look for a holiday party , or a night on the town. I personally love this look paired with a black opaque tight and a black Heel (or if your one of the tall who refuse to wear heels like me a black ballet flat) It just makes it look that much more luxurious! keep your accessories to a minimum with this outfit it comes with its own bling!

 Product ImageJessica Howard Cap sleeve dress

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Smitten with Mittens or Glove Love

Aaah every winter brings the fashion question "to glove or to mitten?" Personally I am a girl who just loves a mitten! They are adorable and cozy and remind me of the ones are parents made us wear when  we were kids that were attached by a single knit cord and threaded through the sleeves of our jackets. But alas those were before the dawn of a  touch screen this or that, so what is a mitted girl to do ? I have bit the bullet and bought a pair of ugly touch screen gloves with the gray fingertips that are not one bit fashionable , but functional...eeew . So whilst contemplating my options I thought "There must be a better way!" So I let my fingertips lead the way to google in search of fashionable finger wear....and low and behold I may have found the answers to one of life's current mysteries < Can fingers remain fashionably toasty in an era of touchscreen?

aaaaaah we are getting warmer! I found these lil gems on they are Ralph Lauren and Tres Chic!

And after searching and searching with no hopeful results I have to say I could not find one pair of touch screen mittens!! Why has the adorable mitten been overlooked by the finger fashion community ? while I do not have the answer, I did find some promising information. Touch Screen gloves work because your touch screen responds to static electricity from your fingertips, normal gloves and mittens block the static electricity from transmitting to our phones ! woah right lol . Any way I found a web site that has a way to make whatever gloves you chose touch screen compatible with a few stitches of conductive thread to the fingertips. ( I will link the site at the end , there is a video as well) So that got me thinking could it be done with mittens> I am going to order a sample of conductive thread and give it a try I think! I will let you know how things turn out! Until then I suppose I will have to go with the fashion forward touch screen glove.

Thanks for visiting a Class of Sass

Monday, December 10, 2012

Nail It every time!

 Today Im going to talk about my favorite " go to" nail colors and products . I change my nail color almost every day but that's only because I cannot stand chipped nails! ( It makes me crazy) 
My nail polish collection is kind of crazy so this topic was sort of a challenge but I picked some colors that I consider to be classics that every girl should have in her collection , to some that are a little different than the usual suspects. Im also going to show you some nail products that Im loving at the moment . Hope you Enjoy !

My First group of nail colors I wear quite a bit we will call these the classics, I think every girl needs these colors in there collection (or some shade close to them) 

1. Pure Ice in the shade Siren- this is a true red and will always be timeless and classic
2. 10 Professional Nail Lacquer in the shade Symphony- This is just what I like to call a "bubblegum pink color" nothing says girl like pink
3. Revlon Colorstay in the Shade Bare Bones- This is a taupe color that i love to put on when I want a subdued nail color but still want my nails to look polished and nice.

These  colors are also a few of my favorites but a little less traditional!

1.Elf in the shade Copper- this one almost has a rose gold tint to it which makes me obsessed
2.Essie in the shade Mezmerised- this is a great blue (think kindergarten color wheel blue)
3.Elf in the shade Golden Goddess- A golden shimmer polish with large silver glitter gorgeousness!

Ok I would just like to say before moving on , what do I have to go to school for to land the job of "Nail Polish Namer"? It has to be one of the most amazing jobs ever!!

Next Up Im going to show you two of my favorite nail products to use although they are technically still polish. You will see why i'm separating them from the previous lists shortly.

     Ok my love of a classic french nail is beyond obsessive it just looks clean, classy, and lets face it , its easy to match . It goes with everything .  The only thing I do not love about french manicures , is that they tend to be time consuming and I dont normally have the patience. So I went in search of an easier method. Low and behold I have found the answer ladies! (hallelujah)  Nailene Perfect Tips !! It comes with the perfect tip strips and the perfect tips pen which is a Nail polish pen in the french white color. To use perfect tips all you do is put the adhesive strips across the tips of your nails leaving exposed however much of the tip you want to paint. Then you simply swipe the paint pen across the tips , let dry , peel off the adhesive strips and put whatever top coat you wish. There are other brands on the market , I know I've seen Sally Hansen but this is the one I tried and it worked so now its a regular!

     Next up is a product that will literally double your nail polish collection giving you more options and needless to say that makes me in love, love, loooovvveee

The product im raving about is NYC's Matte Me Crazy! It literally makes any nail color you put on completely matte. Its fantastic and a huge trend this year! So for the sake of this post I did a little before and after (which dont really do the product justice) but A for effort right?

Before: Sally Hansen in the Shade Forbidden Fudge ( a metallic brown)

After! ok so the Ta Da moment is definitely lost due to my lack of photography skills but trust me its ta da! Now my nails are just a matte brown color that im even more obsessed with than the original color that I loved! 
Essie I know also makes a Matte top coat but to test it out I wasn't going to pay 7 dollars for Essie when I can pay like 2 for the NYC brand , which in my opinion works great. I definitely recommend checking out this product!

Well thats all I have for today ladies hope you found something in this blog of some use , and I would also like to say a quick thank you for all the positive feedback i've been getting in response to my posts , I love reading it you all are very sweet!! If you like what you see on the site be sure to click on the join this site link to the left , by doing so you will be listed as a follower and will be updated automatically when a new post is up !

Till the next class ladies be sure to keep up the Sass...

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Vitamin's ,starting beauty on the inside!

Ok so here's the skinny on beauty from the inside out! Often times I hear women complain about there skin or hair seeming dull, or there nails being thin and brittle so I thought i'd do a blog post on my vitamin routine and the benefits to taking vitamins as part of your everyday beauty routine.I am going to list each vitamin I take and there benefits. Like the rest of our body, hair also relies on adequate amounts of nutrients for maintaining their health and growth. And these nutrients reach the hair follicles from a healthy and well balanced diet. Now how many of us actually eat  a truly well balanced diet. We wont kid ourselves take the vitamins!

1. Biotin- Biotin is a b class vitamin with one of its main benefits being that it stimulates hair growth! Scientific evidence has linked biotin to alleviating hair thinning. If you believe your hair is thinning you may be biotin deficient (which you can be tested for by your doctor) in which case this would be a great vitamin for you to try. I buy a cheapie brand and I will link the picture below.

2. Folic Acid-  have you ever noticed how amazing a pregnant woman's hair looks and how fast it grows? Well that is because of the prenatal vitamins they take during there pregnancy. Pregnant women need a high intake of folic acid for uterine health , but an amazing side effect is great healthy hair. While you want the folic acid you don't need the excessive amounts of other vitamins in a prenatal so just skip to the source and that's a folic acid vitamin. also another cheapie!

3. Lastly I will say that any vitamin that boosts collagen production will be great for your hair skin and nails and drink water !! In order for vitamins to work properly they should be consumed with lots of water . It helps with your bodies absorption of the vitamin itself. 

*these vitamins i've listed are by no means the only ones that have beneficial side effects for your hair skin or nails , they are just the ones that I personally use and work for me!*

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hair Care Do's And Don'ts for colored hair

Hello All,
So today I want to talk about Hair care do's and don'ts for those with colored Hair. I would like to state for the record that i am not an expert in hair care, I'm not a hairdresser, hair colorist etc.. I am just a girl who has dyed her hair every color of the rainbow without it all falling off or major breakage. With that said I get asked all the time how my hair stays so healthy because I dye it a different color quite often. By quite often I would say a completely different shade every 6 months or so. Before I get into my actual do's , don'ts and hair care routine i'm going to post a few pics of hair colors I've had in the last couple years so you Know how extensively I dye my hair. Hope this post is useful!

So firstly I only wash my hair once or twice a week at the most ( I shower people just dont wash my hair so don't freak) Washing your hair frequently is actually quite bad for it! So I would say wash it as little as you can get away with. There are a few things you can do to help not wash it so much I use a dry shampoo which basically just absorbs any oil you may want to get rid of and if you get one that smells nice its like a refresher for your hair. Another way I keep my hair from being washed is that my hairstyles vary depending on how close it is to shampoo day. What I mean by this is Day 1 I blow out my hair straight and leave it, day two I wear it curled, day 3 I wear it wavy , day 4 I wear it half up , and day 5 I put it up in a bun and day 6 I wash and start over. Now if you are not comfortable washing your hair only once or twice a week then just wash every other day or two days bottom line is just wash it LESS!

Another way to help your hair is to use a low sudsing shampoo, or break your shampoo down by using a 1/2 shampoo 1/2 conditioner mix. I have found that the more a shampoo suds up the worse it is for your hair.

On Day 5 when i put my hair up in the bun its for two reasons 1 is that its probably going to be too oily to wear down and because i have saturated it with a conditioning hair mask that I am going to leave on it until the next days shampoo. (I will list the products I personally use at the end)

Never Ever Skip a Heat protectant!!! I repeat never!....Use a spray , a creme, a mousse , whatever method you prefer just use it!

Don't brush your hair when its wet doing so causes breakage! I use a wide tooth comb with a spray conditioning treatment i make myself by just mixing a few squirts of whatever conditioner I am loving in a spray bottle fill it up shake it and spray it on your hair  if you have fine hair be careful not to use too much or your hair wont have any volume.

lastly if you can stand to do so let your hair air dry as much as possible before using heat . Reducing the time under the heat source will reduce the damage.

That's really all I do and my hair stays healthy even while I change the color constantly.

To Recap

1 . Wash hair as infrequently as possible
2.  Make sure if you are going to be using a hair styling tool that uses heat that you use a heat protectant
3.  Don't brush your hair while its wet , instead use a wide tooth comb.
4. Condition . condition. condition!!!!

Products I am currently using....

1.Tresemme Fresh Start dry shampoo for fine /oily hair
2. Organix Brazililan Keratin therepy flat iron/heat spray
3.Loreal Evercreme Deep nourishing mask
4. Garnier Fructis Sleek&Shine Morracan Argan Oil

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Monday, November 26, 2012

just a ramble

Well Hellooo...I'm aware I've been slacking in the blogging department these days so I'm going to blame it on the start of the holiday season! I hosted Thanksgiving at my home this year and it went swimmingly! ( if I don't say so myself)  I am considering starting up a You Tube Vlogging channel but I'm not sure quite yet if I could stand  looking at myself that long to do the editing it requires ... I may do a test run tonight and that will probably be the end all be all in my decision, so I shall keep you all posted! I am going to blog a bit later on today as I had a meeting to go to first thing this morning and have another in an hour's time so I don't think I'd have enough time as my next blog requires me to upload quite a few pictures and a lot of I'm going to leave you all in wonder until later ta ta

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

This could be the beginning of a beautiful blogship!

 25 Random Facts About yours truly to break the blog ice!

  1. I am obsessed with bows , they make everything cuter!    
  2. I hate when people whisper in my ear it creeps me out!
  3. My favorite thing to shop for is makeup! Sephora is my heaven on earth!
  4. My hair has been almost every color imaginable from brown, blonde, and copper , to Rhianna red as well as purple with pink highlights!
  5. I have two cutie patootie kids, a girl Marianah and a boy Amadayus. They are my greatest accomplishments in life!
  6. Style icons I most admire are  Marilyn Monroe, Olivia Palermo, Audrey Hepburn, and Gwen Stefani
  7. I am currently in college as a pre-nursing student.
  8. I have an amazingly wonderful boyfriend whom is incredibly supportive and loving , I am a lucky girl!
  9. I am addicted to Pinterest, I will not admit how much time I actually spend pinning things because it is shameful!
  10. Although I love designer clothes and accessories as much as the next gal, to me style is how well you are able to depict your personality through the clothes that truly depict how fashionable you are.
  11. I adore an accent! I am transfixed by them especially a British accent! ( although for the record I am horrible at impersonating different accents, I mean an epic failure!)
  12. I have two cats one is named Ninjawarrior, the other is nightrider, they are both girls ...(don't even ask about the names)
  13. I am extremely tall for a girl (5'10") I have always envied short girls!
  14. I hate most seafood
  15. I love almost all genres of music although I am partial to country :)
  16. I can not watch a scary movie if my life depended on it. I close my eyes even when a new scary movie trailer comes on! I don't understand why people enjoy them eek!
  17. I am a holiday fanatic, I love them ALL!
  18. I am a cancer survivor
  19. I have a brother serving in the military.
  20. I love to travel, and I love flying on airplanes!
  21. I really want to skydive! (sorry mom)
  22. I am a homebody although I defiantly enjoy a fabulous event that I can get extra fancy for!
  23. I have approximately 15 tattoo's and no plans to stop there!
  24. Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol are two of my favorite artists as well as their life stories being completely intriguing
  25. I am kinda crafty!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Makeup All time fav's

          My Makeup FAV RAVE'S

So I am constantly changing the brands of makeup I use. I am not the girl who finds a brand and decides that's the end all be all. With that said there are a few products that I favor and make sure that there is always a backup in my makeup drawer, I want to share with you junkys out there my fav's!


Make Up Forever High Definition Primer

I don't think i've ever had a love of any makeup product as much as this. First let me say It feels absolutely amazing on your skin, like wrapping yourself in silk! For those who don't know what primer is or does, it basically preps your skin for your makeup . It also helps with masking large pores which for me is a problem on my nose. *sigh* Anyway, I have tried quite a few from high end to drugstore brands and for me this is the creme de la creme. I buy mine at Sephora because we have one close to where I live. If you do not live near a Sephora store 1st let me say i'm sorry, no beauty junky should be without one. You can definitely go on their website and order it. They have some that are made for different skin types so just see what works best for you. I use the plain jane one because I have pretty normal skin (minus those stupid large nose pores). On days that I don't wear makeup I will sometimes just wear this by itself because I feel like it just makes the overall appearance of my skin to be better.

NARS illuminator in Super Orgasm
My next fav rave is Nars illuminator. It is the most beautiful coral/peach base with a gold shimmery effect to it. Let me just say this I bought the 1.1 oz tube and it last FOREVER because you only need the tiniest amount. I use it on my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose and have found that for me thats enough. You should definitely do whatever works for you.

Make Up Forever
High Definition Powder
0.17 oz

This powder is so great for girls that love a photo op! It sets your makeup fantastically and really gives your skin a flawless finish. I don't use it daily but whenever I do I always get told how nice my skin is. So its a great to have this in your makeup collection!

Sephora Moonshadow Baked PaletteIn the Nude

I know there are tons of great palettes out there, but for me this one embodies everything I love. It is a complete nude set full of creme's, taupe, brown's, gold's and plums. They all have a shimmer to them which I like on my eyelids because I have green eyes but they definitely have gold in them that gets picked up so well by the shimmer/gold tones in this shadow palette. Whats even more exciting is that this palette is only $30 which is a steal for 10 shadows YAY!

Smashbox High Definition Concealer
0.27 fl. oz
Ok so I am not a girl who loves concealer. For me it usually it feels cakey and I hate that feeling!! Thats why when I found this Smashbox one I was excited, it is very light and wearable. Now if you are looking for massive amounts of coverage this would not be the concealer for ya, but if your like me and you just want to cover up some darkness under the eyes or a small blemish/imperfection this is the one!

Make Up For Ever
Waterproof Creme Color
Aqua Cream /shade 13
This is another one that lasts me forever because I use it as a highlighter on my brow bone and right on the inner corners of my eyes. but its beautiful and light reflective and really brings out and brightens up the whole eye area!

Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara
Liquid Black
6.6 oz.
I believe wholeheartedly that most women who love makeup also have that one item that they LOVE LOVE. Its the item you would choose if you were only allowed one thing. (thank the beauty gods that's not reality huh junky's) For me that item is Mascara! I have used more mascara than probably any other person on the planet. I have used everything from Dior Show to NYC brand at the drugstore, and for me Buxom is top shelf for best all around mascara. The first reason I love this one so much is that it eliminates the need for having one mascara for volume and another for length because the wand brush is retractable! If you have the brush fully extended that is where you are going to get your lash length from. If you retract the wand to the shorter setting , that is where you are going to get your va va volume lashes. Can we say AH-MA-ZING!! If thats not enough to convince you Buxom also defines  your lashes so well, that while you will have amazing volume and length , and it will look like your own lashes! Not like you caked on 5lbs of mascara , and not with a clumpy lash anywhere!! FAV RAVE! FAV RAVE!!! 

So there you have it, those are my makeup staples! I will do other makeup reviews but I wanted to start by showcasing the products I have valued the most and stood the test of time for me. So if you have ever wanted to try any of these out but weren't sure , in my opinion you cant go wrong with this group!