Mary Had A Little Closet

Month: May, 2014

The Best Beauty Store

I finally found a beauty store that has all of the professional hair and makeup products! Frends Beauty, I am so happy I discovered you. From brands like Make Up Forever, Beauty Blender, Sigma, Bare Minerals and much more, I can no longer go to different stores to buy makeup. I walked in and it was like “Ahhhh.” I didn’t know whether to look left or right. The best part was that with my purchase I received a few hair and face cream samples. I have only tried one of the samples, SachaJuan Normal Hair Shampoo, and it is so amazing. It smells so good that it makes me want to just lather the whole bottle on my head, haha. I used the colored hair version of this shampoo when I first did my ombre, and it helped keep my color and not wash it away. I am eager to try the other samples and will be posting a review soon.

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The Best Body Scrub You Can Ever Own

Goodbye cellulite, stretch marks, scars, psoriasis, and eczema! You will not be missed. Frank Body Scrub is the most amazing scrub I have ever owned! This scrub is a coffee scrub (roasted and ground arabica coffee beans) and targets those issues and gets rid of them. Now this scrub literally is and smells like coffee. I hate coffee but this scrub leaves my skin SO smooth and cellulite and stretch mark free! I just use a body wash after so I don’t smell like coffee. Don’t worry, it will not stain or clog your shower. To really see results, you will go through two packets of Frank Body Scrub, around 2-3 months. One scrub will last you about a month or so. I use this about 3 times a week. The best thing about this scrub? It’s price! It’s only $14.95. How amazing?! Go online and order them and feel amazing. Summer’s just around the corner!

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Gladiators Galore

Get ready, because gladiators are back (the sandals, not the fighters). Especially in this summer heat, they would look great with a short flowy dress, or denim cut-offs and a plain white t-shirt. With just a simple outfit, gladiators can give you that special edge that every girl needs this summer.

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1. THE GLADIATOR SANDAL (avail. in gold also) $398 (stuartweitzman.com)

2. Scalloped Gladiator Sandals (avail. in black and gold also) $44.99 (dailylook.com)

3. STRAPPY KNEE-HIGH GLADIATOR SANDAL Orig. $45.50 Sale: $40 (charlotterusse.com)

4. By Malene Birger Dali Tall Gladiator Sandals $635 (shopbop.com)

5. SCHUTZ Eirini Knee-High Gladiator Sandal $389 (avenuek.com)

6 & 7. SPARTA (avail. black and gold) $99.95 (stevemadden.com)

Hair Hair Hair

After searching and searching many times, I have finally found the perfect hair masks! I have definitely seen results right away. My hair is now smooth, shiny, healthy, and I do see a little difference in lenght. Originally, my hair is a bit on the thin side, but after using these two masks together, it is actually thicker. The two masks I use are WELLA PROFESSIONALS Enrich Moisturizing Treatment For Fine/Normal Hair and L’ORÉAL Oleo Therapy Deep Recovery Mask. I use WELLA every 2 days and L’ORÉAL once a week. The smell of  L’ORÉAL’s mask is amazing! It has 6 flower oils, sulfate-free, and 100% vegan! WELLA has Triple Blend Technology and has the perfect amount of hydration. Grab these babies and try them out!Image

1. WELLA Enrich Moisturizing Treatment For Fine/Normal Hair $12-26 (ulta.com)

2. L’ORÉAL Oleo Therapy Deep Recovery Mask $8.99 (ulta.com)

8 Essential Items To Have In Your Closet

With all of the outfits in a girl’s closet, there are eight items that are absolutely essential to include. Most of these are useful in creating a day-to-night look. For example the high-waisted pencil skirt, the ankle-strap heels and basic black flats, the black denim jeans, and, especially, the classic black dress, or what it’s most famously called, the “little black dress,” can all transform a business-chic lady into a fun party girl.

The blazer is the classic sign of sophistication and elegance in pretty much any appropriate environment. It forms a very mature and business-like demeanor on a woman, but at the same time makes her look very graceful.  Actress Cate Blanchett has been known to wear very basic blazers, and let’s face it, she is the definition of Hollywood sophistication and elegance, after Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, of course.

The bralette, or non-padded bra, is especially useful in creating a sexy yet chic and youthful manner on a woman. This would go well under a loose chiffon blouse or dress.

The classic monogram leather bag may look simple, but it make a woman look sophisticated yet playful and sexy addition to any outfit.

Take note: You probably have noticed that everyone of the items is black. This is because black is the most simple and elegant color in fashion and practically goes with anything. They don’t have to be black; they can also be another dark color, just as long is doesn’t pop out too much. You want it to be the simplest possible (it’s not the thing that should stand out in the outfit). Of course, no one ignores that final reason for wearing black: black is slimming.

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1. SAINT LAURENT ICONIC LE SMOKING SPENCER JACKET IN BLACK LIGHTWEIGHT WOOL GABARDINE $2,950 (ysl.com)

2. Herve Leger Strapless Bandage Dress $1,250 (shop.nordstrom.com)

3. T BY ALEXANDER WANG Knit Pencil Skirt $185 (barneys.com)

4. SAINT LAURENT CLASSIC MONOGRAM SAINT LAURENT SHOPPING BAG IN BLACK LEATHER $2,650 (ysl.com)

5. SKIVVIES Bat Your Lashes Lace Bralette $125.00 (nastygal.com)

6. Reva BALLET FLAT $225.00 (toryburch.com)

7. J Brand 485 Super Skinny Luxe Sateen Jeans $185 (shopbop.com)

8. SAINT LAURENT CLASSIC JANE ANKLE STRAP 110 SANDAL IN BLACK LEATHER $795.00 (ysl.com)

What Shoes To Wear With Boyfriend Jeans

Ah, the last step in completing this look. Pretty much you can wear any type of shoe with boyfriend jeans. Preferably, I would wear a strappy heels, detailed sandals, or loafers. Although a white tee and boyfriend jeans are pretty basic, with the right kind of jewelry and statement shoes, you can dress up your outfit and make it all your own!

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1. Steve Madden Eccentric Pony Hair Sneaker – Leopard $110 (nastygal.com)

2. HIGH HEEL SANDAL WITH ANKLE STRAP $59.99 (zara.com)

3. LEATHER STILETTO SHOES $99.90 (zara.com)

4. SUEDE LEATHER WIDE HEEL ANKLE BOOT $129 (zara.com)

5. BLOCK HEEL LEATHER ANKLE BOOT $69.99 (zara.com)

6. LEATHER HIGH HEEL ANKLE BOOT SANDAL $129 (zara.com)

7. HIGH-HEEL ANKLE BOOT WITH STUDS $189 (zara.com)

8. OPEN WORK HIGH HEEL LEATHER SANDAL $99.90 (zara.com)

9. COMBINED PRINT STRAPPY SANDAL $35.90 (zara.com)

The Perfect Little Gold Jewelry

Now the key to making a plain white tee and light wash boyfriend jeans stand out, is to wear a lot of little dainty gold jewelry. Layers of necklaces, bracelets, and stacked rings will make your outfit more fun and effortless. I love wearing gold jewelry with every outfit. It makes me feel more put together. I found tons of jewelry online and posted below are my favorites!

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1. Initial Bar Necklace $16 (urbanoutfitters.com)

2. Vanessa Mooney Fly Awhile Rosary Necklace $145 (urbanoutfitters.com)

3. Layered Bars Necklace $20 (urbanoutfitters.com)

4. Medina Statement Necklace $68 (urbanoutfitters.com)

5. Love Giraffes Necklace $16 (urbanoutfitters.com)

6. Lux Revival Louis Vuitton Padlock Necklace (My favorite!) $225 (urbanoutfitters.com)

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1. Bing Bang West Side Cuff Bracelet (East Coast also avail.) $85 (urbanoutfitters.com)

2. Metal Mania Bangle Bracelet (Avail. in other colors) $16 (urbanoutfitters.com)

3. Little Nuggets Bracelet $12 (urbanoutfitters.com)

4. Nugget Bracelet $16 (urbanoutfitters.com)

5. Frye Perforated Wrap Bracelet $28 (urbanoutfitters.com)

6. Frye Ring Cuff Bracelet $38 (urbanoutfitters.com)

7. Vanessa Mooney Fly Awhile Bracelet $50 (urbanoutfitters.com)

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1. Bing Bang X UO Curved Midi Ring $28 (urbanoutfitters.com)

2. Leafy Midi Ring $12 (urbanoutfitters.com)

3. Delicate Open Cocktail Ring $12 (urbanoutfitters.com)

4. Vanessa Mooney The Unicorn Ring $80 (urbanoutfitters.com)

5. Metal Maven Ring Set $16 (nastygal.com)

6. Rock Solid Ring $25 (nastygal.com)

The Perfect Boyfriend Jean

Now that we’ve found the perfect white tee, next on the agenda is the perfect boyfriend jean! The perfect boyfriend jean is also pretty tough to find. My favorite would be a very light wash, destroyed, and cropped. It has to be low rise and make my butt look nice haha.Too bad my boyfriend won’t let me wear his jeans, haha! I will be doing a completed look tomorrow and the next day including where to find little gold detailed jewelry and the perfect shoes to wear with this whole outfit. I finally scored some great boyfriend jeans online, posted below. Happy shopping!

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1. Boy Jean Crop Orig. $49.95 ON SALE NOW $24.99 (ae.com)

2. Mossimo Women’s Destructed Skinny Boyfriend Denim – Light Denim 12 $29.99 (target.com)

3. All Torn Up Boyfriend Jeans $68.00 (nastygal.com)

4. Boyfriend Low Jeans $39.95 (hm.com)

The Perfect White Tee

I could wear these all day, everyday, to bed, forever! It’s so hard to find the perfect white tee, especially for me…I’m so picky! Unless I keep stealing my boyfriend’s white tees! It has to fit perfectly. Not tight, just the perfect amount of looseness, not too long, and the perfect depth of the V-shape. I love dressing up a plain white tee with lots of tiny, detailed jewelry. I like wearing 2-3 tiny gold detailed necklaces (zodiac signs, initial, little gems, etc), stacking thin gold rings, and black, gold, and dark red detailed bracelets and cuffs. Pair them with light wash denim cut-offs, black leggings, boyfriend jeans, or white ripped jeans. Below are a few white tees that are simple yet each have their own uniqueness to them.

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1. BDG Side-Slit Perfect Tee $29 (urbanoutfitters.com)

2. Ecote Daphne Tee $44 (urbanoutfitters.com)

3. ASOS Oversized T-Shirt $22.86 (us.asos.com)

4. ASOS Cropped Boyfriend T-Shirt with Roll Sleeve $15.24 (us.asos.com)

5. Nasty Gal In A Slash Tee $28 (nastygal.com)

Met Gala Favorites

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Okay, wow! So many AMAZING looks, so little time. Does that even make sense? Anyway, I couldn’t stop drooling over these amazing gowns at the 2014 Met Gala. The sultry silhouettes, the minimal makeup, and the wow hair! Above, I made a collage of my favorite looks of the night. Blake Lively stunned in a custom-made Gucci Premire silk chiffon gown in a blush color. Sarah Silverman rocked a beautiful wine colored satin ball gown. Drooling. Kendall Jenner surprised us in a light pink gown from Topshop! How amazing is that?! Emma Stone showed some skin in a Thakoon ensemble. Charlize Theron looked amazingggg in a strapless Dior Haute Couture gown. Drooling some more. Victoria Beckham rocked her own line, Victoria Beckham (you go girl, show ’em your work)! The always stunning, Sarah Jessica Parker looked so elegant in an Oscar De La Renta ensemble. The beautiful Rihanna went for a white crop top and and a full-lenght skirt by Stella McCartney. I think some might disagree with me on this one, but Katie Holmes’ yellow-gold, off the shoulders Marchesa gown was so unique and princess-y. Maybe it’s the fact that that’s my favorite color ;). Zoe Saldana’s Michael Kors black-and-white paisley-printed gown was so fun and perfect for this event. I want all of these gowns! Nicole Richie rocked the sheer and velvet Donna Karan gown. The make-up, the hair! Perfection. Emma Rossum’s colorful, floral gown by Carolina Hererra was perfect for spring. Ah, Anna Kendrick. So classy, so elegant, so perfect in J Mendel. Rachel McAdams looked SO amazing in a blush colored Ralph Lauren gown. Hailee Steinfeld wowed in a custom designed black-and-white Prabal Gurung gown. And she’s only seventeen! So these were my all-time favorite looks. They were all so elegant, and mesmorizing.

What were your favorite looks of the night?