Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Shimmer What Yo' Mama Gave Ya - Gold, Glowy, Gorgeous...

The best things in life are free,
but since we're living in a material world,
everything's better with some bling on it.
You know it's true. Glitter is one of 
your favorite colors, now isn't it?
This applies to skin too.
One of the great joys of the season is getting to show off some skin.
Let it breath a little. And flirt a little while you're at it.
May as well dress up the bare bits too, and what better way
than with a golden glow? 

Subtlety is fine and dandy. Put on the glitz with a 
gentle glimmer instead of a loud pop with 
Agent Provocateur's Body Glamour Sauce.
They both smell like heaven as an added bonus.

Then again, sometimes a gold explosion
causes a veritable riot... the good kind.
Did someone say loud pop?
Right, I did.
If you want to rival the fireworks,
what's stopping you? 

Take this lovely inspiration from visionary photographer 
Laura Palm and go bold with your gold! 

Kryolan's Gold G Iridescent Body Powder
Kryolan Shimmer Body Wash Gold

Kryolan Shimmer Body Wash Bronze
Use Kryolan's Gold Iridescent Body Powder to get a blend-able lasting glint all over.

For those who dare to work their skills
and flaunt their skin to the max,
I have a project for you:

These body wash paints from Kryolan deliver surreal metallics that are safe and easy to use.

Try applying with different sponges, like a raw sponge for tricky textures, or brush it on with a paint brush and rock it like a goddess in gold, bronze, or copper! 

For the face, follow these wise steps to perfection:


Save the bold statement for the eyes and lips,
and give one of these stellar looks a go:

A perfect look for summer,
Michelle Phan is on top of her game as usual.


Similar to the sunset eye, but with stunning highlights and contours,
the look above is sultry and sensual.
But you gotta think quick...
the colors fly by in this fast (forward) feature.


This look is not for the tame. There's some serious 
big kitty energy happening in this smokey eye.

If the above still leaving you feeling like you haven't got enough,
like it's sparkled and popped, but the bang, smash, boom wasn't there,
prepare for the grand finale:

Nothing does it like the real thing!
Gold Sin Jewels puts living the charmed life at your fingertips
with temporary skin appliqués made of real gold.
How far you take your midas-esque artistry is up to you.

Does it get more luxe? Of couse. We're human. 
We'll always find new ways to sparkle things up.
But for now, these put you on top of the golden stairway.
 Enjoy your reign while it lasts, ladies.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Fry An Egg On This! Summer Accents So Hot They Supernova

The dog days of summer are upon us...
How did that happen?
Not that I'm complaining, summer may not play host to my favorite temperature,
it is my favorite season for fashion-izing!
This year has so many fun things to put on for the beach, the barbecue, 
the picnic, the fair, the pool party, the resort... so much to do, so little time!
So let's get to it so you can get your buns a movin' on killer summer styles
that will wow the crowd no matter what venue you choose.

I have been on the fence about the return of the fanny pack. 
I wasn't so sure about it on the first go 'round.
But I seem to have a general rule that if you put a speaker in or on it,
I simply must have one. If you feel my pain, 
prepare yourself for the ultimate fanny pack fix:

Meet the Jammy Pack!

With rockin' color combos and blastin' sound,
you can't be held responsible for your 
unimaginable obsession with this 
ingenius apparatus.
 (Extra perk: You never again have to worry about leaving
your portable tune-age at the park again!)

Now what to wear? Hmmm, so much to choose from.
You can go your own way, or do it my way. I won't take it personally either way.
I will warn you however, that my way is not the shy way.

  Poppin' color and outrageously wild print! 

Giraffe Padded Bandeau Top and Bottom
Mr. Gugu & Mrs. Go have my heart by a string bikini. 
They even make a sparklicious throne for your queen beach-y-ness!
Go Big and Go Bold, or Go Home!

Wait! Where are you going?!
That was just a joke.
There's plenty of room for the girl next door:

Wildfox Geisha Tankini
Wildfox Pin Up Hearts Monokini

Wildfox Couture does not disappoint when it comes to 
sugar, spice, and everything nice. 

Really A Mermaid Santorini Swing Dress
Feeling more naughty than nice? These style border on lingerie. 

Somebody's Heartbreak
Girls with Guitars

Good Girl Shorts

Strategic design details from Beach Bunny Swimwear draw attention to your best assets, 
but I'm sure you already noticed. Not for the modest, unless you order "the modest."

It's easy to forget amidst the frolicking and freedom fries the golden rule of the season:
 Safety first!
The sun shows no mercy to your eyes and skin,
so slap on sunscreen, shades and good moisturizer.
But don't let that spoil your good time. 
Use it to your advantage and let you personal style shine bright.
Especially in the shades department.

Broken Celebrity Child's Play
Broken Celebrity Cactus

If eyes are the windows to the soul,
then glasses are the magic curtain.

Half-heart Swarovski® sunnies
Ruby Red Swarovski® Heart Sunnies

DeVante Daniels Spike Sunglasses
LSD Fashion Lab Clear Frame Sunglasses

Emmanuel Vaughn Blind Curiosity Red Jersey Mesh Aviator
Now your on the right road to rival Lady Gaga.

Want a look that's all your own? Every girl does...

Her Tiny Teeth is changing the way you look though sunglasses.

The sisterly duo candy-coats eyewear with flowers and rhinestones. 

With a vast variety of styles, and no two ever alike,
these quite contrary treasures are
bound to experience rapid growth.
Get yours while the company is fresh and sprouting.

Check out their Etsy for exclusive items:

For the dramatic diva, you'll want a pair of squares that demands an audience:
Bootsy Sunglasses
Salome Sunglasses
Yoko Sunglasses
Alicia Sunglasses

Santana Sunglasses

Lwin Sunglasses
Attention? These A-Morir Sunglasses warrant applause.
Also in the theatrical groove:
Black Antler Python Bone Melted Sunglasses

Black & Silver Swarovski Crystal Skull Cateye Sunglasses
Material Memorie brings the heart of darkness to the 
season of sunshine. No one will see that coming.

That's all for now, folks. Just one question:
How "WOW" do you dare to go?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Punch Like a Lady - The Dressed-Up Knuckleduster

Not your typical family jewels,
yet haute to trot and tough as nails,
the knuckle duster has made a
huge impact on today's jewelry designs.

Alexander McQueen Knuckleduster

As controversial as they are couture,
we saw McQueen debuting this style as early as 2009,
with the company almost being sued by the Hell's Angels for 
"misuse of their trademark winged death's head symbol" in 2010.

The duster drama continues to unfold as the 
purses gain popularity around the world.
In Hong Kong, police warn they may seize your designer goods
should you choose to don them in the nation's airport.
For more, link in:
will give you all the details.
McQueen Knuckle Clutch
McQueen Knuckle Duster

This trend may not have just hatched,
but it certainly is growing and evolving.
You may not even recognize the main inspiration
for some of these more accessible accessories,
but if you look close enough, it's undeniably a knuckle duster.

gold look three finger knuckle duster ring - earrings / rings / belly bars - jewellery - women - River Island
River Island Knuckle Duster

These cutting-edge creations are a far cry from
their fearsome predecessors.
Enjoy the fun side of fierce
with these dreamy pieces.

Top Shop Rose Gold Pyramid Knuckle Duster Ring

Designerica Triple Moon Ring
Christina Elleni Agra Skyline Key Knuckle Duster Ring

Some stick to their roots
and leave an intense impression:

Kate Mess 'Til Death Do Us Part Knuckle Duster
Diamonds are forever. Unfortunately, so are scars.
Kate Mess has both of those covered.

Mawi Amethyst Shard and Crystal Three Finger Ring

Mawi @ PopSugar Social

Amazing crusader in jewelry design,
Mawi keeps me standing at attention.

Mawi & David Koma Collaboration
Dominic Jones Seti Knuckle Duster Ring
Dominic Jones Gold Plated Claw Knuckle Duster Rings

Dominic Jones commands the spotlight with
these fierily feline arches. A new take on kitty claws.

Double Finger Quartz Ring in Rose Gold
Concrete Polish Sharktooth Knuckle Ring in
Gold w/ Emerald

Hot rocks for the cold stone fox?
Concrete Polish handles that query
Concrete Polish Double Pyrite Ring in
Rose Gold w/ Gemstones

But the diamond in the rough may just be this pleasant paradox from Black Rose Love:

Black Rose Love Gold LOVE Knuckle Duster

Ok, it's really Cubic Zirconia. But who cares. Love is all you need!

Plus, who knew knuckle dusters could be so practical?
Just look at the way they accent these common housewares:

thabto Knuckle Duster Mug

If you mean business when it comes to coffee,
let them know it's an all-out war if they so much as touch yours.
(for extra pop, go with the lovely blood-splatter design)

Or, you may have heard the tale of
the Porn Star, her Knuckleduster Phone Case,
and her Beaten-up Assistant:

Porn Star Jenna Jameson Beats Up Assistant With "Brass Knuckle" IPhone Case Read more:
Well, you don't have to grin and bare it to
immolate this pinnacle of back-door royalty.
Get one all of your own!:
(Phone case that is.
You're on your own with the assistant.
And the chiaroscuro career choice.)

I'm keeping it classy with my personal preference:

Pink iRock Brass Knuckle Case
Pink is always the lady-like option, don'tcha think?
And Ladies, don't forget the power of DIY.

Just incase you were wondering,
the real thing got a makeover too!

Pink Brass Knuckles @ Weapons Universe

This summer's must have? It's on my list.
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