THE WINTER BLUES

Hello Ladies,

You might have guessed by the title that I can’t WAIT for this cold arctic weather to turn into spring and warm/hot summer.  I am SUCH a warm body that I almost mourn the coming of winter.  I even considered moving, but couldn’t bear to leave everything and everyone here in Chicago.  I guess I just have to learn to love it.

On a positive note, I hope your valentine’s day was what you hoped for.  The hubs and I decided to do something low-key and basically stay at home.  We did venture out and discover a GREAT pastry shop called “Vanille”  located on Clark street, Chicago.  It is a dream for all you chocolate lovers out there. Definitely check it out.

Here is a look I wore this week. Hope you like it.

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Shirt dress: Old Navy   Watch: Michal Kors   Bracelet: Charming Charlie’s   Sunnies: Coach Boots:  Similar

My problem is that I have skinny calves and finding a boot is SUCH a hassle.  It takes me years to find a good boot I like and I must say that when I laid eyes on these babies I had to buy them and paid extra to have them taken in.  Hope you like them as much as I do because you will be seeing a lot more of these boots in the  near future.  Stay warm ladies and ALWAYS stay fab.

xoxo

Sarah

A LITTLE HEALTH INFO:

When women are breastfeeding we see a decrease in the hormone ESTROGEN.  This helps in the whole process of milk production.  Women who want to stop breastfeeding take a shot (injection) of ESTROGEN which helps stop the milk production.  Too much of this hormone is also responsible for most breast cancers.  Women who breast feed lower their risk for breast cancer.  Hope this helps.

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My digital perm experience!!!!

Hello everyone, those who are close to me know how much I hate having pin straight hair….sigh…I wish I had even one curl or a wave, but to my dismay I was born with really straight hair.  My curly-haired friends envy my hair and I envy theirs…. I guess its human nature to think that the grass is always greener on the other side.

Let me backtrack a bit.  When I was in high school I got a perm and it was a complete disaster.  Getting a perm back then was the fastest way of making anyone look unattractive.  So I did what most girls do….I went home, cried and then wore a hat for a long time.  Fast forward to 2015….. I saw a friend of mine who had straight hair with lovely curls during my new years party.  When I asked her about it she told me that she had gotten a digital perm.  The minute I heard “PERM” it brought back a few memories that I had been trying to forget for a long time.  Anyway, she explained to me that the digital perm is different.  It does not fry your hair and the curls come out better and more natural.  I mean the proof was in the pudding…her hair looked awesome.  So I thought why not? its only hair…worst comes to worse….I will wear a hat.  (sigh)

After doing a lot of research I came across a salon called “Chloe’s Hair Salon” in Naperville.  After cancelling two appointments I finally took the plunge…and let me tell you….I was pleasantly surprised.

Sharing some before and after pictures.  Let me know what you think.

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IMG_20150124_132101AND NOW THE AFTER!!!!!(DRUM ROLL PLEASE)

IMG_20150124_144135IMG_20150124_152402  Its been two days since my digital perm and so far so good.  I have not washed my hair yet (they say that I have to wait at-least 24hrs before I wash). Be careful of over brushing because it will leave your hair frizzy and de-tangle all the curls for good.  I am not using any products in my hair so far.  All I do is spray some water and crunch up my curls and that’s it!!!!….curls are back.  Will I recommend it?….at this point I would like to say “yes” but I want to wait a few weeks to see how things go.  I will keep you ladies updated.  If you have any questions let me know and I will do my best to answer.

 

xoxo

Sarah

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This man is a Genius!!!!

Hello, ladies. Hope the winter has been good to you all. Since I am in Canada for now, I am literally freezing my butt off. But a little cold is not going to hold me back form all the wonderful celebrations that is happening all around me. Because Christmas is right around the corner there are many little parties that are thrown by members in the office, family or friends and a girl should always look good no matter what the occasion. Here is a short tutorial on how to apply eyeliner AND curl your eyelashes at the same time. Check it out and let me know what you all think.

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Facial Contouring!!!!!

Hello ladies!!!! welcome back.  I know, most of you must be wondering why I have not done any posts lately and the only thing I have to blame it on is WINTER.  It is the time when the whole house ends up falling sick one after another and I am playing doctor around the clock. So big apologies to all my followers.

I recently got a request from one of my followers on how to apply foundation for a round face. The answer to that is facial contouring….it will help give definition and make any shape slimmer and more  put together.

There are a few makeup artists who I think are extremely talented and this guy is one of them….check him out.

I have personally tried this technique on myself and also on a friend and the results are pretty amazing.  If you decide to facial contour I would love it if you shared your experience with me.

xoxo

Sarah

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Eyebrows done right!!!!

Hello girls, hope you all are having a great week.  As for me, all I want to do is to hibernate all throughout winter but there are times when I have to venture out of my home (cave) to attend an event or two.

As we age we begin to lose some of that great shape in our eyebrows, either we have over plucked or over threaded them.  Here is a great tutorial  I found on how to get the sexy eyebrow arch.  Hope you like it.

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I feel that the KEY to your eyes looking fab is to do your eyebrows first and then follow it up with the makeup you want.  Try it…I promise you wont be disappointed.

Stay warm and always stay fab.

xoxo

Sarah

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For the evening!!!!

Hello everyone, hope you guys are having a great week.  As for me, I have FINALLY accepted the fact that winter is upon us.  Gosh! how I miss the sunny and warm days of summer….but no more complaining.

A few days ago my friends decided to bring me out of my winter hibernation and invite me to a girls night out.  Hope you like what I wore that night.

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Top: Express,  Pants: Express,  Shoes:  Steve Madden,  Clutch:  Aldo

I absolutely LOVE this top from Express.  The lace makes the whole outfit look both sexy and feminine. Adding some leather jeggings and a leopard print shoe made the look a bit edgy and fun, perfect for girls night out.  I tried (for the first time) to do a smokey eye look for the evening, I hope you like it.

On a side note, for those of you who have not yet visited the Ripley’s  Fish Aquarium that just recently opened up here in Toronto….I highly recommend it. A little tip….BOOK YOUR TICKETS ON-LINE to avoid the long lines.

Have a great week, will see you all the next time I come out of hibernation :).

xoxo

Sarah

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Big Fat Indian Weddings!!!!!!

Hello everyone, I hope your weekend was a good one.  This weekend hubby and I decided to take it easy and do NOTHING!!!!!  These moments are extremely rare and surprisingly it was a lot of fun doing nothing, especially after all the Indian celebrations we had to attend in the past few weeks.

A very dear relative was celebrating her first anniversary and  I wanted to wear something different and unusual and still stay true to the Indian tradition.  Hope you like what you see.

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Contrary to what most people think this outfit was not bought ready-made.  It was actually designed and tailored for me by a dear friend who also happens to be a great designer.  Thanks Jessy for this beautiful outfit.  For those of you who are interested in getting something made like this in Toronto e-mail me at: xpressionsbysarahp@gmail.com

xoxo

Sarah

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