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“Aria’s DIY- Nail Art”

BEAUTS,

As I mentioned before whether you wear your nails basic nude or with bold 3-D designs, it is best to always care for your nails. I created this GLAM look using Revlon Brilliant Strength colors, Intrigue (blue) and Fascinate (purple).

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Intrigue and Fascinate by Revlon!

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I began using “Fascinate” (purple polish) and painted a portion of my nail.

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Next I applied “INTRIGUE” (blue polish) to complete the rest of my nail.

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After I applied both colors as desired I used a thin paintbrush to apply white along the blue and purple polish.

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To add extra GLAM to my nail, I traced the white polish with gold.

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And this is my Final look!!

-ARIA

XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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Feminine Hygiene Care

Ladies its time to address feminine hygiene!

When it comes to feminine hygiene, less is more. However visiting the feminine care isle will have you thinking otherwise. Keep in mind the manufacturers are a business and will continue to operate as such. Your body, vagina in particular is not and you should take simple steps to maintain your healthy, naturally. Even if you have used feminine products before, you can still transition your feminine care routine for your health.

There are several myths about feminine odors and smells like women must douche after menstrual periods and sex. This is very untrue! Actually after sex and menstrual periods you only needs to use warm water to cleanse yourself thoroughly. The vagina has natural bacteria and acids to keep the vagina healthy with a balanced vaginal pH level.

Keep in mind a healthy natural odor is normal. Every women has a unique smell, some are much stronger than others. If you are concerned with your vaginal odor being foul or unpleasant, visit your gynecologist or health care provider.

TIPS TO KEEPING YOUR VAGINA HEALTHY:

  • Use plain warm water instead of perfume, heavily scented and feminine soap for your vagina
  • Urinate and wash your vagina after sexual activity
  • Drink water and eat healthier food choices
  • Change your panties when they become soiled (sweat, secretions, urine, etc.)
  • Use 100% cotton underwear, lingerie included
  • Remove your underwear when you are sleeping or at home lounging
  • When washing panties, tights, pantyhose or leggings use a mild detergent
  • Avoid wearing clothes that are to tight on your vagina
  • Practice menstrual hygiene care (follow up post)
  • Visit your gynecologist regularly (at least twice a year if sexually active)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Dinner with Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese

Steamed Broccoli

Fried Catfish

Dinner with mac & cheese

Say hello to this hearty dinner idea featuring, macaroni & cheese, fried catfish and steamed broccoli. Yum! I prepared this meal in 15 minutes and cooked within 45 minutes using fresh broccoli, fresh catfish and kraft macaroni & cheese. I recommend this meal idea for the busy professional, college students, parents and quick meal preparers.

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Broccoli head
  • Fresh Lemon
  • Fresh Catfish
  • Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
  • Pepper
  • Fish Fry
  • Cooking Oil

Meal Prep: 15 minutes

Gather a frying pan, small pot for broccoli, and saucepan for macaroni & cheese. Begin with washing your catfish and slice the pieces vertically (or horizontal if you prefer). Place sliced fish tho side in a bowl and cover, also get an empty clean bowl and fill 1/2 way with fish fry and cover. Wash your hands and grab your broccoli, thoroughly wash and chop the broccoli head. In the small pot cover the bottom of the pan with water and place chopped broccoli inside while on stove top. Read the Kraft mac & cheese recipe.

Cooking: 45 minutes

Fill the frying pan 1/3 with cooking oil and turn on the stove top to medium. While the oil is warming, in a sauce pan start the macaroni & cheese box recipe. Turn your macaroni saucepan on low and add pepper for seasoning, cover with a lid and turn to low. The cooking oil should be warm and ready to begin frying. Grab your bowl fish fry and cut catfish the cooking oil must be hot enough. Dump each piece of catfish in the fish fry and coat both sides in the batter. Use a tong and place fish pieces in hot frying oil. Drain oil from fried fish for 2 minutes with napkins. In the small pot of broccoli turn heat to medium/high and cover for about 7 minutes to steam broccoli. Season broccoli to taste and add fresh squeezed lemon.

Serving:

Beverage of choice for this meal? Wine, water or lemonade. Serve the dinner plates with mac & cheese, fried catfish and broccoli. Garnish with a lemon and tarter sauce. Enjoy!

TRAVELING DURING COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has had a major impact on so many people and businesses since March 2020. Airport travel industries were greatly affected during the first phase of shut downs around the world, due to travel bands. However, essential business still remains and that includes traveling locally on a plane. I have been traveling since January of this year and continued traveling in March, April and July. Masks are absolutely required but airports and airplanes during my March/April travel to Miami were empty with minimal stores open. It was very shocking to experience the airport that way. Early this month, I traveled to Kansas and Missouri with my family, during this trip more people were traveling including children.

Until more research is being conducted and science is experimented, so many questions and answers still remain unclear.

IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL

Healthcare professional advice: Wear a mask, face shield, large scarf or blanket, clothes that can be washed immediately, social distance from others and certainly wash your hands frequently and/or wear disposable gloves. Also, monitor your health when you arrive and return from your trip for at least 2 weeks.

Disclaimer: I am not encouraging you to go book a trip during this pandemic, instead giving information for individuals to protect themselves when it is necessary to travel during this COVID-19 outbreak.

Always refer to the CDC website, your city/state public health office or local credible health news.

What to wear in South Beach Miami?

Whether you are vacationing or relocating it is helpful to know what items to bring. 

First to note, every city has different weather and cultures which leads to a variety of fashion styles. So if you want to blend in or stand out I put together a list of outfit ideas for Miami Beach, Florida. Garments can be rearranged by color, print or fabric material. 

  • Keep in mind different events will lead to different outfit looks for the occasion. Overall have fun and be personal with your style.

Shopping Day Look


Top: Chiffon long sleeve blouse
Bottoms: Denim Shorts
Shoes: Strappy Black 4inch skinny heels
Purse: Small Chain Bag

Style tip: This is great look to wear to a casual event, going shopping, hanging with friends.

Let’s Do Lunch!

Top: Strapless blouse with 3/4 inch bell sleeves
Bottoms: pants
Shoes: Thin strap 1 inch heels
Purse: Fringe leather backpack

Style tip: This is great look to wear to a lunch date with friends or alone for a ice cream or smoothie date.

Evening Dinner Date with Babe

Dress: Thin Strap Maxi Dress with thigh split
Shoes: Strappy Black 4inch skinny heels
Purse: Small Chain Bag or Clutch

Style tip: The super sexy maxi dress is perfect for a date night. The dress is classy and reveals just enough.

Taking Care of Business

Top: Long sleeve Chiffon Blouse
Bottoms: High waist cream wide leg pants
Shoes: Leopard Clog open toe 3inch heels
Purse: Small Gold bag

Style tip: When you need to take care of business in Miami Beach this is the best look for a meeting or to the bank.

Out & About Exploring

Top: Short sleeve Lace Blouse
Bottoms: Rust wide leg ankle pants
Shoes: Leopard Clog open toe 3 inch heels
Purse: Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM

Style tip: Heading out? Try this look for the day. It is casual, dressy and a little sex appeal.

A day in the life of a photoshoot, Downtown LA

Strut, strut and strike a pose!

I had the pleasure to work with the amazing Parris Harris for a photoshoot in Downtown Los Angeles. The day for taking pictures was perfect, there was absolutely no clouds and the sky was clear. Downtown LA can be perfect for a photoshoot. The setting is urban, chic, street and sometimes luxurious.

The model Amber looks great with her sleek body, fire red short hair and blue eyes. Fierce!

In the words of Parris, “Powers” to you “Rock Star!”

Check out the newest edition of “Aria’s Glam Magazine”

“How to avoid dry lips when wearing matte lipstick”

Does your lips ever feel dry when you wear a matte lipstick?

When you have plans to wear the perfect matte lipstick try this beauty tip to avoid the uncomfortable dry lip feeling. Apply a coat of lip balm on the base of your lips first. You can use a generic brand, homemade or your favorite brand of chapstick. This process will soften your lips and prepare for natural protection. After you apply your layer (or two) of lip balm began to apply your matte lipstick. Let dry and complete!

  • If you still experience discomfort from dry lips apply a layer of lip balm over your matte color.

Lip balms are available by many different brands. Here are a few to check out. Or even make your own DIY lip balm.
Carmex, eos, maybelline babylips, chapstick, burtsbees

Beauty tip: If you use lip liner, apply the lip liner on your lip line first. Next add a protective layer of lip balm and follow up with your matte lipstick.

Check out the newest edition of “Aria’s Glam Magazine”

Beauty Bag Must-Haves

What’s in my everyday beauty bag ?

The main products I need to have in my beauty bag is a lipstick, lip liner and lashes. These items can take a fresh face to glam! The fun part is changing the colors and textures for my lipstick. You can choose between glossy, matte or a cream finish. Hello 2020, even lashes are versatile with different lengths and fullness.

Beauty Tip: Remember to keep an extra beauty bag with lipstick, lip liner and lashes (plus glue) for just in case scenarios. You will always be prepared.

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Having fun with PINK nails

Hello, Where are the PINK lovers?

When it comes to the color PINK, that is my favorite go to shade. I recently visited the nail salon and met lovely ladies who also are in a love with this color. We all began bonding over interesting stories, manicures, pedicures and waxing because of our initial communication all over the color PINK. Check out my final nail results:

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“Nail Colors for Spring”

Beauty, it’s time to update for Spring….

Spring is the next upcoming season and many colors will be soft shades of pastels. Pastels are great but spring colors can also be BOLD that make a statement. Here is a complete list of classy colors to add in your collection this season. It is totally glam to add a neutral shade or POP of color!


As if!; Essie

  • Light Periwinkle

Style Tip: As If! by Essie will be the perfect shade to add with luxury mink lashes.


Elephantastic; O.P.I.

  • Coral Pink

Style Tip: Elephantastic by O.P.I is a great look with a minimal hairstyle and a light pink glossy lip.


Mimosas for Mr. & Mrs.; O.P.I

  • Light Pink

Style Tip: Mr. & Mrs. by O.P.I can be worn with a nude lip and full body hairstyle. The best color for everyday, work and elegant occasions.

Check out the newest edition of “Aria’s Glam Magazine”

“Everything Blushcon”

Hey Beauts,
Have you ever attended Blushcon, Beautycon or any beauty convention?

I had a blast at Blushcon in Los Angeles, CA. Beauty, fashion, health, lifestyle, travel and music industry professionals were in attendance. This amazing event was held during the Asian American Festival that featured cosmetics, anime, entertainment and great authentic food from Asia.

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Iconic Beauty color swatches of eyeshadow colors in shimmer bronze, gold and earth tones.

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There was an opportunity for a meet and greet with social media influencers and they held a panel to discuss personal experiences on rising to fame and success within the beauty industry.

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Live panel discussion and meet & greet with beautiful social media influencers.

I received many samples by visiting different cosmetic brands and signing up with my email or social media information. I look forward to attending #blushcon and #beautycon again very soon!! Also many vendors had amazing sales and discounts on products to purchase by consumers.

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Nail & Bone high pigmented nail polish is EVERYTHING!

Nail & bone offered FREE manicures when you purchased their $10 nail polish. Many beauties enjoyed this pampering service while they tuned into beauty fashion shows and panel discussions.

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Light Pink, Cream and Taupe nail colors are always great to have in your nail collection.

Who else would be found at the nail bar to receive a manicure while attending a Beauty Convention? I definitely had to come by!

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OMO Mink Lashes

I completely fell in LOVE with these faux mink lashes and the variety of lash styles OMO cosmetics had to choose from. I look forward to a future collaboration!

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Live entertainment from a musical band.

Right outside of #Blushcon there was live entertainment from a musical band. Guests had the opportunity to eat from a variety of authentic foods and beverages from vendors.

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Until the next event!!
xoxoxo,

Aria Enata