Get this look for less – Jennifer Lopez’s gold plated Gucci Aviators

Jennifer Lopez in Gucci Aviators for her video I Luh Ya Papi

Jennifer Lopez in Gucci Aviators for her video I Luh Ya Papi

Her “love don’t cost a thing” and don’t be fooled  by the rocks (or in this case, her gold Gucci aviators) that she’s got, she’s still “Jenny from the block.”

We love J.Lo and her sassy, sexy and not to mention expensive taste but that doesn’t mean we’re ready to drop $1,195 for a pair of Gucci sunglasses that might end up behind a friend’s couch or accidentally on top of our car while running errands (trust us, it’s happened). These reasons are why we can’t justify spending that much on a pair of shades.

So what is a girl to do when she craves a pair of gold sunnies like the ones La Lopez was spotted wearing in her I Luh Ya Papi music video? She heads over to her local Forever 21 (The Grove, L.A.) and scores a “look for less” for the awesome price of $4.99. A good bargain really never gets old.

Look for less. Aviators courtesy of Forever 21 (The Grove L.A.)

Look for less. Aviators courtesy of Forever 21 (The Grove L.A.)

 

Michelle Williams’ adorable meets luxury in latest campaign for Louis Vuitton

Michelle Williams brings pops of color to Louis Vuitton campaign

Michelle Williams brings pops of color to Louis Vuitton campaign. Photo by Peter Lindbergh courtesy of Louis Vuitton.

We oohed and ahhed when Michelle Williams’ first LV campaign was unveiled last summer. Shot by famed photographer, Peter Lindbergh, the actress smouldered in rich red lipstick, dark brows, and a messy cropped cut all while sporting the brand’s latest offerings.

This time, Williams is back in a light and colorful affair. Still sporting her slightly messy cropped do and the red lips in a few images, the actress struck some playful poses while announcing the arrival of spring.  The mom to eight year old Matilda looked comfortable and at ease, no doubt  thanks to having shot with Peter Lindbergh before.

Neutrals meet casual chic - Michelle Williams rides a bike for Louis Vuitton

Neutrals meet casual chic – Michelle Williams rides a bike for Louis Vuitton. Photo by Peter Lindbergh courtesy of Louis Vuitton.

Michelle Williams steps out of the box for Louis Vuitton

Michelle Williams steps out of the box for Louis Vuitton. Photo by Peter Lindbergh courtesy of Louis Vuitton.

Michelle Williams goes casual chic for Louis Vuitton's latest spring collection.

Michelle Williams goes casual chic for Louis Vuitton’s latest spring collection.

The collection features an array of gorgeous neutrals as well as a play on citrus tones which guarantees something for everyone from the classic to the out-of-the box LV girl.

For a look back at LV girls of the past, click here.

Beauty pick: Highlight your glow with Essence Cosmetics’ spring collection

What's spring without gorgeous and bronzed skin? Highlight your cheekbones, brow bones or decolletage with this all-in-one bronzing highlighter.

What’s spring without gorgeous and bronzed skin? Highlight your cheekbones, brow bones or decolletage with this all-in-one bronzing highlighter.

Hello, hello, spring! It’s that time of the year again when the pursuit of gorgeous, bronzed and dewy skin; soft, kissable pink lips and sunkissed cheekbones is on every beauty junkie’s mind. Luckily for you, Essence Cosmetics’ spring line has got you covered. We first discovered Essence about 2 years ago and promptly became obsessed with their chic yet affordable products.

Whether you’re looking for a pop of color or soft, neutral tones that make you look like you #wokeuplikethis (thank you Beyonce for that trending hashtag), this collection is bound to be a go-to for the upcoming spring and summer months.

For some daytime glamour, our go-to is this metallic shadow in frosted apple.

For some daytime glamour, our go-to is this metallic shadow in frosted apple.

Our favorites from the collection will have you transitioning easily and flawlessly from day to night with a swish of eye shadow or a dab of lipstick. Even more glorious is that all the items from the collection are under $5 bucks, which means we can stock up on as many colors as we like with zero guilt. Essence cosmetics is now available at select Walgreens locations.

All pink lips are not created equal so we prefer to go with a shade that makes our lips stand out.

All pink lips are not created equal so we prefer to go with a shade that makes our lips stand out.

For some nighttime sass, we're loving the "Stays No Matter What" Eyepencil which comes in 7 gorgeous shades to match whatever mood you're in, and is also a recent winner of Oprah Magazine's Beauty O-ward for Eye Makeup.

For some nighttime sass, we’re loving the “Stays No Matter What” Eye Pencil which comes in 7 gorgeous shades to match whatever mood you’re in. This pencil is also a recent winner of Oprah Magazine’s Beauty O-ward for Eye Makeup. Great minds definitely do think alike.

Need a bargain on top of your bargain? Essence is offering all beauties $1 off any essence purchase over $1.99. Visit essence-cosmetics.com.

 

Spring must-have: An ode to the ballerina flat

 

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Patent Flats in Nero

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Patent Flats in Nero

As a girl who hardly ever finds herself in flats, it’s a huge feat to come across a pair that captivate my “sole” attention. Enter the  Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Classic Bow Flats in patent leather (be still my beating heart). We’re now going to count down the many ways in which these flats are destined to be the go-to pair for the upcoming spring and summer months.

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Patent Flats in Agata Rosa

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Patent Flats in Agata Rosa

Cute (check), chic (check), timeless (check), comes in a multitude of delicious colors (check), also comes with the sudden urge to buy up every single color (double check). Go ahead and help yourself to these uber drool worthy “investment pieces.” The Varina flats are available at several retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and  Shop Bop. Price? A not too steep $450.00.

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Patent Flats in Rosso

 

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Patent Flats in Verde Acqua

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Patent Flats in Verde Acqua

Salvatore Ferragamo Varina Patent Flats in RossoSalvatore Ferragamo Varina Patent Flats in Rosso

 

Gorgeous Lupita Nyong’o is the new face of Lancôme

Lupita for Lancôme

Lupita for Lancôme

Before she took home the golden statue, we knew she was destined to be a golden girl for a top beauty brand. And lo and behold, we were right. French beauty giant Lancôme was the winner in scooping up the gorgeous Kenyan actress as the face of its brand.

Joining the ranks of Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet and Penélope Cruz, the Yale graduate is definitely in some A-list company and Lancôme wouldn’t have it any other way. In a statement released this week, the brand stated, ‘She is an outstanding example of a natural beauty; confident and simply true to herself, she embraces life with freshness, citing happiness as the most attractive form of radiance.’

‘Both talented and committed, true to her African beauty, and showing a great curiosity and open-mindedness in her career choices, Lupita is by essence the Lancôme woman,’ continued Françoise Lehmann, General Manager of Lancôme International.

Expect to start seeing Lupita in campaigns shot by esteemed photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott this summer.

Love blossoms in spring – Gorgeous Freida Pinto and model Tom Bull heat up in Free People’s latest campaign

Because you’re technically not supposed to start a sentence with “because” but because we love LOVE; because we love first encounters; because we can’t get enough of the gorgeous Freida Pinto and because we love beautiful moments caught on film…

Here’s a dose of beauty, love and a little romance to kick of your Monday….just because.

Free People Presents Ranjeen starring Freida Pinto and Tom Bull

Free People Presents Ranjeen starring Freida Pinto and Tom Bull

In Rangeen, a family wedding celebration brings longtime friends, Maya and Maritza, played by Freida Pinto and Maritza Veer, to Rajasthan, India. Maritza brings along an unexpected travel companion, her brother, who immediately takes interest in Maya. It doesn't take long before she lets her shyness fall away and the two take off together for adventures in the city. Love finally blossoms amidst the Holi Festival where they find their true colors unveiled.

In Rangeen, a family wedding celebration brings longtime friends, Maya and Maritza, played by Freida Pinto and Maritza Veer, to Rajasthan, India. Maritza brings along an unexpected travel companion, her brother, who immediately takes interest in Maya. It doesn’t take long before she lets her shyness fall away and the two take off together for adventures in the city. Love finally blossoms amidst the Holi Festival where they find their true colors unveiled.

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