Thursday, January 29, 2015

Poncho Lovin' OOTD

Hey Babies!

I've always had an attachment to all black. It's clean, simple and leaves so much to imagination. The fit of this outfit is also very sleek, even with the poncho on top. I especially love the V shape of the poncho because it helps to accentuate an hourglass figure. The poncho almost acts as an accessory in this look, along with the hat and shoes and, of course, the gold exposed zipper on the pants... yes zippers can flex as accessories in certain situations. Overall, I'm in love. Let me know your thoughts!

By the way, this is the final achieved outfit from 2014. Starting on Tuesday I'll be rolling out some NEW looks shot this past weekend as well as a teaser trailer of my new fashion video coming out February 6th. Hope you enjoy it all!


Outfit Deets:
Hat - H&M
Crop Top - JC Penny
Pants - H&M
Shoes - Steve Madden
Poncho - Ann Taylor

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Classic Elegance OOTD

Hey Beautiful!!!

Let's get fancy today! With Valentine's Day just around the corner I find my mind wandering to dressier date night looks. Although it seems I'll be spending my V-Day alone with some chocolate Haagen Dazs, as a YouTube and blogger it's my duty to give you guys ideas for the big day - plus, how much fun is it to play dress up!!

I've been allllll overrrr the midi skirt trend lately and I love how this one, from Zara, incorporates a lace overlay. It adds the perfect feminine touch to a super flattering silhouette. I kept the color palette simple, well mainly all black, but I did throw in a brown tweed jacket. Most people forget that black and brown, both being neutrals, actually work amazingly together! You don;t have to pick one of the other. This jacket also has black leather patches and piping which ties in to this look perfectly. I would totally wear this out to a dinner date or a dressy event.

Outfit Deets:

Crop Top - HotMiamiStyles
Skirt - Zara (HUGE sales going on now!)
Jacket - H&M
Shoes - Steve Madden

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Carefree Days OOTD

Hey Beautiful!!

As we continue to flow right along through January, and I continue to dream of warmer days ahead, I wanted to share with you this ootd that combines some of my favorite things: rips and plaids. I added a basic tank top for a very carefree vibe. You can opt for heels or flats depending on the occasion and both would work.

I hope my posts can help attract milder weather soon. In the meantime I'll try to enlist a willing camera person to help me shoot some winter appropriate looks soon.

Love you!

Outfit Deets:
Tank Top: H&M
Plaid Shirt: H&M
Jeans: Boutique in Brooklyn, NY
Heels: JustFab

Thursday, January 8, 2015

New 2015 Skin Care Products - Peter Thomas Roth

Hey Babies!

Today, let's talk skin care. I was lucky enough to be invited into the home of Peter Thomas Roth last month for an exclusive holiday launch party. First and foremost, being the holiday freak that I am, I have to note that the decor was absolutely stunning!!!!

Along with some of my absolute favorite New York based vloggers and a few new faces, we got to preview the newest products in the Peter Thomas Roth line - some of which haven't even hit the shelves yet. Best part? The swag bag included one of each product (except for the mud mask which I will talk about but I don't have to show you - BUT I seriously think I'll be purchasing it when it hits shelves because I loved it and it was so dark and must look cool on your face haha). 

One of my favorite goodies was the 24K Gold Mask. I had actually purchased this from Sephora about a month before the event just because I thought it looked so cool. I had been loving this product so far. Not only does it look cool on - yes I know, the simple things excite me - it's also super amazing for your skin. My favorite part of ALL Peter Thomas Roth masks is that they do NOT, never, ever dry or harden. You can literally leave it on for an hour if you so choose and it will still be moist on the face until you wash it off. This particular one is called the Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask. It contains pure 24K gold in it and is a great anti-aging treatment. The mask leaves a glowy look to your skin afterward which gives a very healthy happy impression. This is a great prep item before a big date or important event. It also contains caffeine to help tighten, lift, firm and revitalize skin. Your skin is left looking refreshed and youthful.

A new favorite I discovered were the Cucumber De-Tox De-Puffing Eye-Cubes. These things are amaze-balls and will hit stores in February of 2015. They are perfect for the morning after a long day or a lot of partying. The pack comes with 6 eye-cubes and 6 pouches. In the first pic the cube on the right is liquid and the one on the left is frozen. You basically pop these bad boys in the freezer and they freeze into these eye-mazing eye-cubes. When you need one you just pop it into the pouch (second questions) and use ONE cube for both eyes by gently running it back and forth over your under eye area. Keep switching eyes every 10 or so seconds to not freeze that delicate eye area. This little cube is a power house of benefits. It has cucumber extract which soothes and detoxifies, Aloe Vera which soften and comforts skin (and is amazing for sun burn by the way), Arnica which has healing properties and helps diminish fatigue, dark circles and irritation, and caffeine which increases blood circulation and therefore reduces dark circles. Another benefit that I feel instantly after I use this product is a firming and actual tight feeling on my under eye area. I love that because I can actually feel like something is working and it makes me excited.

Next in the Cucumber De-Tox line is the foaming cleanser.This is a gentle cleanser good for all skin types that helps to detoxify, cleanse and soothe the skin. It also contains Sugarcane and Sugar Maple Extracts to promote cell turnover leaving you with more youthful looking skin.

The final product of the Cucumber De-Tox line that I have to show you today is the Hydrating Serum.  This is also great for all skin types and contains hyaluronic acid which is an amazing ingredient that increases hydration to the skin. Maintaining good moisture levels helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines.

The Un-Wrinkle Fast Acting Serum is the newest generation of this product. It contains Snail Conopeptide which has not been seen used before in skincare. This ingredient helps to reduce and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the face. It also has genuine Diamond Dust that creates a type of blur tool effects that will actually blur the look of lines and imperfections. This little bottle is basically a real life instagram filter! =0]

The Camu Camu Power Vitamin C Brightening Cleansing Powder is an interesting product. This is actually a water-activated powder that acts as a daily cleanser and exfoliant. It's gentle enough to be used daily and helps to leave the skin cleansed of impurities and brighten and firm the look of skin. This will be available in February 2015.

The Mega Rich Body Cleanser is full of vitamin E and pro vitamin B5 and now can be found in your room at a Hilton Hotel. This is an awesome partnership and a chance for you the get some extra pampering while on vacay with 6 products by Peter Thomas Roth being offered complimentary in the room. This body cleanser leaves the skin feeling fresh and moisturized and smells amazing.

The final product I have to share with you today will also be available in February 2015. This is the Brightening Bubble Mask Radiance Oxygenating Treatment. This mask brightens and helps to even out skin tone. It contains some ingredients that I found to be interesting because I had never heard of them before. The first is called Fiflow which draws in oxygen to the skin in order to create a plumping appearance. There is also Symwhite and Gigawhite which are natural skin-brightener peptide. Finally, Bearberry Extract is found in leaves and is a natural lightening compound to also brighten skin. The coolest part about this mask is that once you set it on your face it creates an oxygenated bubbling effect. You can then let it sit on the face and rinse it off or at any point just re-rub the product into your face to begin the bubbling effect all over again - without adding any new product. 

The final product which I fell in love with but do not have to show you is called the Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask. This will be available in March of 2015. It contains Irish Moor Mud, Hijiji Seaweed, Volcanic Ash and Charcoal. It's a thick dark black and looks so cool to put it on. I'm really excited for this to come out and buy myself one so I can test it out more at home.

Okay loves, that;s all for today. I hope this helps anyone who is in the market for some new skin care products. Check out the brand and look into it some more. They use innovative ingredients and products to provide great results for your skin.

See you babes next Tuesday,


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Red Stilettos Can Conquer The World OOTD

Hey Loves!

Happy 2015!!! I hope you all had an amazing start to your year. I'm ready to embark on new journeys this year and to just all together move forward in positive directions!

To kick start my year on this blog I had to begin with a fashion post. This was shot a few weeks ago before the ridiculous cold came to New York but it's one of my favorite outfits. I'm a big fan of all white, but in this case the pops of red are a nice addition. Add a cozy beanie, my favorite heels ever, and a flow and comfortable fit.. nothing short of fashion magic.

I hope you guys enjoy this first look of the year and are excited for many more. My new blogging schedule will be Tuesdays and Thursdays for now. Along with a new video every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on my YouTube channel (MissBarbieBaby) and a new Spanish video every other Saturday. I'm ALSO commenting to a 365 day vlogging challenge so I will be recording every day of my life this year and sharing it with you all on my second YouTube channel (MissBarbieBabyTV). These are not your average butterflies and roses vlogs. They're real and raw and I cry a lot I notice lol. I also have two huge projects I'm working on and can't wait to share with you all!

I'm taking a lot under my wing work-wise this year but I'm excited for the journey.

Love you!

Outfit Deets:
Plaid Shirt - H&M
Cardi - Gap
Jeans - Express
Shoes - Aldo
Beanie - H&M

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