Class Is In Session

Summer is rapidly coming to a close and the Fall Semester of school is upon us. In certain part of the U.S. kids have already gone back to school. In other parts, they are a week away from returning.
I always thought, If I ever decided to teach (which is something I don’t really plan to do), how would I dress?
You want to be professional because you want your students to respect you. But you also want to be comfortable. You probably will have a long day ahead of you.
So here’s the look I came up with. Fashionable, yet comfy. Something that is perfect for all day wear but still can look chic for meetings and after-work fun. 
*Disclaimer: Teachers don’t normally wear this much hair and makeup but I think it’s definitely doable. So if you haven’t tried it, do something new to see if you like it. There’s no hurt in trying

Outfit deets:
Dress| Ashley Stewart
Sandals| Nine West
Jewelry| Street Vendor
FingerNail Polish| MAC Cosmetics

What do you think? If you were a teacher, would you rock it??
As always, I appreciate all comments, questions, and feedback.
Until Next Post
Smooches!!!

Cutesy Cute Cute

 
 
Being a Plus Size blogger is a gift and a curse!!! In one way, you get to share your perspective of fashion with the world! But then, YOUR POCKETS, ouch!!!! lol
 
Either way, I like to try and keep up with my favorite brands. I sign up for most fashion newsletters and store emails. It helps me to know about what’s new and about sales of course.
 
This morning, I got a new Eloquii email.
I couldn’t help but share these few SUPER CUTE items that they’ve recently launched. I NEED ALL THREE.
 
Take a look below.
 
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These items are super cute for fall! What do you think??? I’m in LOVE!
 
April Antoinette
Xoxo
 


No SnapChat Filter Necessary

 
I’m sure everyone knows that one SnapChat Filter that all the girls love because every one looks so beautifully flawless. Yeah, the flower crown filter. Well I thought, why not make it so in real life, NO FILTA!
 

 
Comfortable Bo-Ho Chic is what I was aiming for. With pink glowy makeup!!!
 
OutFit Deets:
 
FlowerCrown: Forever21
Two Piece Pink Ashley Skirt Set: Curvaceous Boutique
Sandal: INC @ MACY’s
Flower Bag: NY& Co
Lippie: Too Faced Melted Peony
Clear Sunglasses: Ebay
 
 
 

 
 
Keeping it short and sweet today! Hope you enjoy the look!
Until Next Time!
XoXo
April Antoinette

Glow On’ Girl

Summer is Rapidly approaching and what better way to usher in the season than with glowy dewey makeup?? Being that I’m super oily (skin type), I like a faux glow. I thoroughly dislike my face to have an all over glow because throughout the day, the glow/dew will turn into more like GREASE! Yuck. Who wants that? So instead of illuminating everywhere, I strategically place my glow.

I’ve found the best type of products for me to use is Powder Highlights. They stay in place and they look better as the makeup sets into the skin. So basically, I choose this formula for it’s longevity.

To help you navigate the endless rows of Highlighters, I’ve compiled a list of my TOP Highlighters.

*Disclaimer: Everything isn’t for everyone. These are the products and brands that have been tested on myself and my clients. These are in no type of order and they work on a variety of skin tones

 
GOLDEN BRONZE SHEER LOOSE POWDER by MAC COSMETICS
 

 
 
First PRO about this product is that it’s a loose powder. Loose powders tend to be very easy to work with and leave a nice satiny finish on the skin. This particular shade is just perfect for so many. On my melanated girls I use it as the perfect highlighter shade. On my Caucasian skinned clients, I use it as a bronzer instead. On Olive skin tones, such as Middle Eastern women, this color is a dream!!! MAC used to have a shade in this same powder called SILVER DUSK. If you can find it/get your hands on it, then you’d definitely be winning. IT’s AMAZING for Light to Medium Skin Tones.

ANATASIA BEVERLY HILLS GLOW KITS
www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com

 

 I think these highlighters MUST have descended from heaven. The price point is AMAZING for the amount of product you get ($40: $10 a shade). The shades are all extraordinary! ABH released 2 kits to target the full spectrum of shimmer. “That Glow” kit is better suited for Darker Hued beauties (like MAC NC40-50/NW40-50 shades) and the “Gleam” kit works best on paler skin tones. But if you’re like me, then you bend all the rules and mix colors. These powders are smooth, finely milled, and shimmery (not sparkly/glittery). Definitely a GLOW STAPLE.
 
 
 
LOU-MANIZERS by THE BALM
 

 
I believe of all the highlighters I own, These have to be my most used and absolute favorite. But be careful, these are not for those that want a subtle glow. They give off the ultimate SHINE FACTOR. They are still great for everyday though. They’re sold separately and in a trio palette (I own both forms). I can easily wear all of the colors with my skin tone but my two faves are Cindy and Betty. Betty is a great bronze glow that goes well with all makeup. Cindy is more on the pink side and goes perfect with pink or neutral blushes.
 
 
SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTORS (PRESSED) by BECCA COSMETICS

 
These have to be the most talked about products by Beauty Vloggers and Bloggers alike. They retail for a pretty penny ($38) but they contain .28 ounces of product. Are they worth the price?? HECK YEAH. They’re ultra smooth and silky. The shade range is IMPECCABLE. They have a shade for EVERYONE. The colors I own are OPAL, CHAMPAGNE POP, and BLUSHED COPPER (which is too dark for me to use as a highlighter but I use it as a blush). They also come in cream and liquid versions (which I don’t prefer on myself due to my skins oiliness). So there is a formula and shade for everyone! I recommend using the “Poured” version for a subtle glow. The liquid version for the all over glow underneath makeup and the “Pressed” version for the strategically placed spot highlighting.
 
 
 There are many others I love and use but these few have been kit and personal staples of mine for quite sometime now. I love that the highlighters mentioned can be used on all skintypes and in various ways.

What’s your favorite highlighter???

Until Next Post
Xxo

 
 
 


Code Neon: Incorporating Neons into your wardrobe

There are no rules to this thing called Fashion. There are only guidelines that you can use or totally ignore. But there are some of us that just don’t know what to do and actually would like to get it right when it comes to Style.

One trend that never fades is Neon in the Summer. Year after year we see it but done in different ways.

 Here is MY take on how to incorporate Neons into your wardrobe.
Now keep in  mind, there is no right and wrong answer here. You have to do what feels authentic to who you are. In saying that, I’m advising you take what you need from my post and apply as you see fit.
 
 

 

1. If in doubt, Start small!

Since Neon is so powerful, you don’t want to overdo it out the gate. If you’re ever in doubt, start with a piece like a shoe, a bag, or even just a nail polish. Throw it with a neutral outfit and that’s a winning look.
 
 


 

2. Go Bold or Go Home!!

 
Add a necklace, a ring, or earrings in a bold neon.  Keep the rest of the outfit simple or neutral
 

 

3. One or the other

If you are doing neutral clothing then add the neon accessories. But if you are doing neon clothing, then shoes, bags and other accessories should be neutral. You don’t want to have too much going on.
 
 

4. Color Wheel Makeup

Do a pop of color on the face that accentuates or enhances the color of the neon you choose.( i.e. Green compliments Purple so doing a purple lip with a neon green shoe is pleasing to the eye).
 


5. HAVE FUN, IT’S ONLY FASHION

Don’t be scared to just try something new. Put it together, photograph and see what it looks like on you. If you don’t like it, try something else. It’s only fashion, it comes off at the end of the day!
 
 
 
 
 

Outfit Deets:

Shoes| GoJane.com
Bag| GoJane.com
Necklace| Street Vendor
Lippie| Too Faced Melted Violet Liquid Lipstick
 

 
 
Thank you for stopping by the blog today! As always, feedback and comments are always welcomed.
 
Much Love To Ya!!
April Antoinette Xx
 

Stop! Harem Time

Remember back in the 90’s when MC Hammer dominated the charts?? With his amazing dance moves and his overly exaggerated harem pants??? Back then, I wanted to wear those pants so bad but never was allowed to. (Don’t ask me why?? I honestly can’t call it)
But Yeah, this jumper took me back to that time. Same concept but different execution! lol. Plus the harem isn’t balloon like and overly pronounced. It’s subtle.
 This harem jumpsuit is the single most comfortable piece of clothing I own. I usually try to steer away from jumpsuits, because most of them give me the kangaroo look. And that is not pretty. But I think the exaggerated hips does something wonderful for my body type. I purchased this warily but now, I’m on the search for everything HAREM!!
 
I honestly think this is a look that flatters ALOT of body types. The best thing about it is you don’t need shapewear for it to be flattering and you can wear it cinched or un-cinched at the waist.
 
A lot of stories are popping up with this style of jumpsuit lately and I’m so happy they are. It comes in a variety of colors and the bottom of the pants change with each designer as well. Loads of options.
 
Outfit Deets:
Harem Jumpsuit: GITIONLINE  (SIMILAR HERE)
Belt: NY&Co (this is old)
Shoes: NineWest
Glasses: EBAY
 

 
 
*This is NOT a sponsored post. All items in this post were purchased with my own money and thoughts and feelings are my own.
 
Thank you for continuing to stop by my posts and until next time!
 
~SMOOCHES Xx