Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fashion Diaries: Back on the Road!

Hey guys, my name's Danielle and I sing for a band called Oh Honey. We just joined the Honda Civic Tour three nights ago with our friends in American Authors and The Mowglis, and we couldn't be more excited. Lisa has been kind enough to let me use her blog for the next few weeks so I can share my favorite outfits from the shows and some hair & beauty tips that keep me going on the road. Hope you enjoy!

Something you should know: I am completely obsessed with dresses and own way too many. Seriously. I have a problem.

The tour kicked off at The Moon in Tallahassee. Florida is still hot this time of year, so I went for something lighter & feminine that made me feel confident in spite of those first-show-of-tour nerves.

Dress: BCBGeneration // Photo by Jesse DeFlorio

From that show we drove through the night to Orlando and went straight to the tv studio (on no sleep!) to film some interviews and performances for two different morning shows. I got the opportunity to rock something I love but can't wear onstage because it would fall off: a head chain. This is one of my favorites:


Head chain: Manda Unchained Dress: Free People Booties: Modern Vice // Photos by Jesse DeFlorio

The second show was in Orlando, which has always been one of our favorite cities to play. I decided to channel my idol Stevie Nicks so I wore my flowiest, witchiest dress (something else you should know: I have an unhealthy obsession with Free People). I paired it with my usual thigh highs and pointy black booties. The "dress" itself is technically a tunic, so I threw on a black skater skirt underneath, so as not to flash the crowd.


 
Dress: Free People Thigh highs: American Apparel Shoes: LF // Photos by Jesse DeFlorio

Hair/beauty on the go: if you're like me and are constantly applying heat to your hair (and yes, blow drying counts), it's crucial to use heat protectant spray! My pick: Tresemme Heat Tamer Leave-In Spray. It sprays on easily and doesn't weigh my hair down or leave a weird sticky residue. I'm also a big fan of Tresemme because they don't test their products on animals! I spray it all over my hair & comb through before I blow dry, and on individual sections before I curl it for the shows.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fashion: Little Grey Jersey Dress













Luv AJ The Moto Jacket (similar here), H&M Jersey Dress (similar here), F21 Western Ways Booties, Christys' Crown Hat (similar here), 
Malcorra Necklace c/o MANDA unchained

Years ago I had my eye on a killer jersey dress from All Saints, but could never bring myself to dish out the cash for it. A few months ago, I searched high & low for a similar dress & lo and behold H&M had a nearly identical dress at a fraction of the price! As you can see, there was no looking back & I made the dress mine :)

Jersey dresses are not only comfortable and soft to the touch, but I find them to be highly versatile. Dress them up for a hot date out on the town with a pair of sexy heels and statement jewels. wear it to work with the perfect navy blazer and just right booties or style it for a casual day grabbing lunch and running errands with a killer leather jacket and simple ankle boots. I also love throwing a great cozy knit over this dress to utilize it as a skirt! The possibilities are endless & I am stoked to have this affordable find in my closet!

Don't forget! Today is the last day to enter to win this amazing handmade MANDA unchained Malcorra necklace! Complete the Rafflecopter info below to be considered for this awesome giveaway! Winner will be announced on Friday 10/14.


xoxo
Lisa


Friday, October 17, 2014

MY TOP 5 SEPTEMBER 2014 BEAUTY FAVORITES!






I know we are more than half way through October, but better late than never, right?!

Here are my most loved beauty products throughout the month of September!

1. Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Thermal Protectant Spray & Alterna Bamboo Smooth Kendi Oil Dry Oil MistThese are two of my holy grail haircare items. I've been using both of these products for months on end and I have not been able to use anything else. Heat protectant sprays in liquid form always leave my hair feeling either crunchy or as if some serious residue was left behind. As someone with fine hair, those types of products are my worst enemy. Thankfully I stumbled upon Alterna's Bamboo Anti-Breakage Thermal Proctectant Spray, which has saved my hair from serious heat damage, whether from the sun or from using heat styling tools. After letting my hair air dry a bit, I ALWAYS apply this thermal protectant spray, which has the consistency of a super light lotion. This leaves my hair feeling soft and smooth without weighing it down, plus it smells heavenly! After blowdrying my hair, I then apply the Kendi Dry Oil Mist, focusing on the ends of my hair to leave my hair looking & feeling smooth, silky & frizz-free!


2.) Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lullabye- This season I've been drawn to metallic, shimmery shades of just about anything.  This lipstick in the shade Lullabye is no exception. This color is so fun & bubbly, yet pairs perfectly when wearing slightly edgier outfits. I love this festive shade, appropriate to wear during the upcoming holidays for the celebrations to come. Because there are sparkly bits in the formula, be sure to apply carefully and gently pack it on for optimal pigmentation rather than swiping it back and forth, which can be a bit harsh on the lips.


3. Crown Brush Deluxe Infinity Shadow/Crease Duet C476-  I can't get over the fact that this brush is super affordable as far as cosmetic brushes go and applies better than any of the higher priced brushes I own. This synthetic brush is soft to the touch and helps apply my eyeshadow seamlessly. I love the fact that this brush features dual ends. The thinner more tapered end of the brush works wonders for applying shadow in the crease of the eyes, the inner corners of the eyes and is also perfect for applying shadow just below your lower lash line. 


4. Urban Decay Perversion- Wowee! I praise you, Ipsy, for introducing me to this incredible mascara! If you are looking for a mascara that not only lengthens, but also gives the appearance of thicker, fuller lashes, this has got your name written all over it. The consistency of this product is a bit on the wetter side which my lashes seem to love. I'm so hooked and will definitely be purchasing the full size. My absolute favorite mascara of the moment.

5. Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm- SPF 20 with light to medium coverage in the perfect shade for my currently tanned skin. I've been using this oil free BB cream for the last few months, applying it right after cleansing and moisturizing my skin. I love the fact that this product already has SPF in it, is lightweight, yet gives my skin a nice even tone with its optical blurring formulation. I've found this to be the perfect BB cream transitioning from Summer into Fall!!

Let me know in the comments below if you've tried any of these wondrous products out! If so,  are you loving them as much as I am?? ;)

xoxo
Lisa