Friday, October 26

My 1st NYFW Experience!

I've had quite a full birthday weekend! Possibly the best I've ever had too. Besides the amaze-balls fact that my new sparkly pink debit card finally came in the mail, my birthday treat was to an event during New York Couture Fashion Week. With all the buzz during the actual NYFW, I decided to save this post until now to spice up your October a bit.

The show featured the work of 4 designers. Two were Women's clothing lines, 1 Male, and a unisex line. Personally I thought the women's lines were fabulous. Because it was Couture, they were all dresses and a few really stuck out to me! I took plenty pictures and videos so I won't go too in detail now. It was such a cool experience I'm sure I'll never forget it.

I created a bit of a video diary showing me, my mom, and her best friend before and after the show too. It will be on the ROXYmodae Youtube Channel tonight, as a Friday treat! Get to watch the show as if you were sitting next to the birthday girl myself, in 2nd row by the way! Enjoy and TGIF guys ;*

Sunday, October 21

Show Me Insta-Love!

Happy Sunday to all! I wanted to tell you just in time for a Mani Monday to Follow me on Instagram! I'm simply obsessed. I'm always looking for other blogs to support. Comment your @username's!

PS, This is my personal account but I'm working on the idea of an InstaROXY. Would you guys prefer a separate Instagram, or do you like the idea of my Insta-life when I'm offline?

Saturday, October 20

Have I Found the Perfect Shirt? Ya Denim Skippy!

I am seriously cherishing my new denim shirt! It's the one I've been waiting for all year. You may remember it in a little sneak peek picture in my birthday outfit.

A bit about it- Loosely fitted, super versatile, and boyish in a way that'll look perfect over the girliest outfit I can put together. But that's just me. There's always a way to work with it no matter what style you have and I absolutely love it for that. The first time I wear it is sure to be a hit so look out for an outfit post!

2 Blowdryer Tricks You Didn't Know (having nothing to do with hair!)

We all know the main purpose of your blow dryer, to get the wet tangles (that's my hair at least) out of your hair after a rejuvinating wash. However, I bet you didn't know your blowdryer could do these 2 little tricks. Shhh! It's a ROXY secret I've finally decided to share with you-

1. Get your eyelashes' curl to last longer- Take your eyelash curler, and with your blowdryer set to High, heat the rubber for no more than 7 seconds. Curl as usual and it'll last MUCH longer. Think, you wouldn't try to crimp your hair with a cold, unplugged iron would you? Heat and hair are a long-lasting duo! Makes sense doesn't it? Don't know how to use one? No worries, more on that is up ahead for sure.

2. Break in those new shoes- This one takes about 15 minutes if you can squeeze into some free time, but it's worth the days of fashionable pain you'll prevent! Simply slip on some thick socks, put on your shoes, and blowdry the front and/or sides of the shoe's tip and heel. (It works better on flats.) While the heat is still blowing, wiggle your toes around and budge your feet a bit (still wearing the socks). After about 10-20 minutes, take the socks off and try out those bad boys! More tips on breaking in shoes are in a post-in-progress.

Thursday, October 18

Drop Your Curling Iron for a Curling Wand- NOW!

          It's been a while but I thought I'd just pop in to review my curling wand extravaganza! If you are convinced that your curling iron is you only hope of getting good curls, think again! To start,

  • a wand is much healthier for your hair, no matter what type or texture 
  • They're made with infused Keratin, or other hair treatments depending on the quality of the one you purchase; no need for the products
  • If you have extremely thick hair like mine, you actually don't have to straighten your hair before getting to curl it! 
  • Instead of clamping down and sizzling hair like an iron, a wand is just wrap and go, with adjustable heat to help you choose your curl size. No need for a million different sized irons if you can simply turn a temperature dial! Go from tight curls to loose glamourous waves in seconds
Now, you know me. If it didn't work well, I am definitely one to return the waste of mall money! I've conducted my own study experimenting with my own hair to see if it's worth the $30..........

1. I left 1/2 of my hair blowdried (un-straightened). The other half, I did my normal blowdry-flat iron routine.

2. With my curling iron I curled the pin-straight side with a stopwatch set. With my wand I curled the other side, expecting more trouble.

When did I fall in love with that wand? When the results said that the curl ironed, expected-to-be-a-breeze side took 17 mins. longer than the side that wasn't even straight! Not to mention but my wand didn't give my hair that "i know now, beauty is pain" burnt smell. No sizzling or steam, yet the curls looks nourished and shinier from my Keratin-infused wand. They don't call it a "wand" for nothing! Trust me, just drop the curling iron because Snoop was wrong, it is NOT hot anymore!

I've tried a few lines and companies but by far, Remington is the leader in magic wands. Whoops! I meant, curling wands ;) Be aware of "Bed Head", "Conair" or knockoff curling wands. I've found they're not nearly as good as Remington!

I'll post the exact name of mine sometime this week, but for now, here's what it looks like. Try your own experiment and post it on your blog, then email me if you want me to feature it on ROXYmodae. Can't wait to hear from ya!