New Spring Hairstyle: Medium Brown with Honey Blonde Balayage

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Hello everyone!!!  Spring is around the corner, I can feel it in the air! I know it’s still snowing in the middle March, but I want to maintain this positivity mood going by showing everyone my new spring hairstyle. Most my friends and family members know I can never stick with one hairstyle. I always have the itch to change my hair. I always had unique hair colors and hairstyles ever since I was 16 years old. I always like to incorporate my hair into my personal style and personality.

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I’ve been working with my hairstylist, Danielle for about 2 years. She is absolutely amazing to work with my hair. I always call her a “magical wizard” because my hair transformations always come out spectacular.  I can always count on Danielle because she is never afraid to express her creativity. She can be opinionated and honest, but I love her for her honest feedback. She looks out for me. I met Danielle when she used to work for Noelle Salon in Westfarms Mall in Farmington, CT. Now she works at Salon Medusa in West Hartford, CT.

Before 

The before shot. My hair looks like a hot mess, it needed a lot of TLC. My highlights turned out brassy blonde and my ends were dried out and untamed. So I basically need a new hair makeover!!! and Danielle came to the rescue and saved my hair. She brought my hair back to life!!

 

 


After

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This is the after shot. Danielle and I want to focus on dark brown hair and balayage highlights. They both compliment each other beautifully as proven this is an amazing hair color choice. I was stunned after the new hair transformation. The dark brown hair and the honey balayage highlights make my hair looks neutral.  The color choice matches great with my skin tone.


The undone waves

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With the chocolate brown based mixed with the caramel highlights, this is absolutely fuzz-free a flattering look. The undone waves placed throughout also keep this looks modern and fresh!


 

Salon Medusa 

Rated The Best Hair Salon in West Hartford!!!

 

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This salon is beauitful! When I first stepped into this salon, I was like “wow!” I felt very welcoming. I love the pop of color of red mixed in with the black. I love how the type of furnitures match with the wall colors. I love the wood panel floors and check out that chandelier above the ceiling! The customer service is above and beyond. Everyone was friendly and helpful. When I walked in the receptionist even ask me if I want a cup of tea or water. And of course, I said yes! I would recommend anyone who lives in Connecticut to check out Salon Medusa in West Hartford, CT.

 

 

Mikasa Beauty Brushes

A few months back I got an email from the marketing director at Mikasa Beauty. They recognized that I have a strong social media platform and wanted to create a collaboration with me to introduce Mikasa Beauty Collection. Of course I couldn’t say no to them. I decided to purchases this Mikasa techni brushes set, it comes with four brushes. They even sent me a free lemon drop makeup blender (Mikasa 100)! I recommend you ladies try out these brushes!


I’m glad Mikasa Beauty connected with me because I saw these type of brushes everywhere on social media and I was dying to buy some! I absolutely love love love these brushes! These techni brushes are made 100% synthetic fibers that create ultra-dense and soft brushes. I’ve been learning how to do facial contours. These techni brushes are perfect for applying and blending both powder and cream products to all areas to the face.


Mikasa Techni brush #06

This rounded brush is great for application of blush, foundation, contour or setting powder. Also good for blending to the smalls areas of the face and cheeks.


This Mikasa Techni Brush #02 is the perfect multi-purpose tool. It can also be used to apply a soft wash of color to the eyelid or brow bone. It easily blends powder or cream eye shadows, face powders, and liquid or cream-concealers in the hard to reach contours of the face.


This Mikasa Techni brush #L2 is perfect for creating firm, precise line along the upper and lower lash lines. Also defines and fill brows, and can be used to define the lips.


This Mikasa Techni Brush #C2 is use to applies and blends product into the eyelids crease. This small round brush with a curved dome tip can also be used to apply and blend around small areas for example around the eyes or nostrils.


Click on the link below to view more Mikasa Beauty Products!

https://www.mikasabeauty.com/

New Hairstyle: I called this “The Reverse Oxford”

 


My hairstylist, Danielle, from Novell Salon and I did some hair dying experiment with my hair. We were trying to figure how we can fix my hair situation . What happened was the last time I dyed my hair by myself, the color I used did not come right! This never happen to me before.My hair was a hot mess! The top my head and roots was burgundy/brown and the rest of my hair was black!

 I thought I ruined my hair, but thank god I found Danielle. She was able to work her magic and made my hair beautiful again! Her method was brilliant. She called this coloring technique “the Reverse Oxford”. Basically like a reversed ombré coloring style. Instead of transforming my hair from dark to light, we transformed my hair from light to dark.

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 So, Danielle had to match the same color I had on my roots by adding different shades of highlights through out my hair. This technique has never down or seen before.

This is a funny story, the name of the coloring style, “the Reverse Oxford” was inspired by my shoes. I was wearing a pair of oxford flats on that same day. Danielle also trimmed my hair to give more volume and depth to my hair.


Danielle did an amazing job! I was obsessed with my new hair and love love love the color !

Here is a video of my hair transformation:

For more information about Novell Salon or to connect with Danielle:

Novell Salon

500 Westfarms Road

Farmington,CT 06032

(860)521-6162

novell.hair@aol.com

www.novellhair.com

The Perfect Coffee to Cocktail Ensemble: adding AUrate New York on the Plate!

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I believe accessories and jewelry plays a major role when it comes to completing my whole outfit. The pieces can either make or break my wardrobe! For this summer, I found my next new obsession! I am in love with contemporary gold jewelries! If anyone is interested in affordable real gold jewelry, I know where to find some! I recently discovered a hip new jewelry brand that is known for their affordable contemporary gold jewelry…This brand is called AUrate New York!

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I have to say AUrate has a beautiful collections of gold necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings. Their brand is about real women at different phases and moments in their lives. The founders designed three lines dedicating to three different types of girls or even the same girl during different times of the day, depending on what we want to think about it. The statement line is design for the fashion-forward type of girl who is either going out to a gala or some other social gatherings. The second line is the understated line, which is created for a girl who dresses very poised and very “Plain Jane”. And then the core line, which is the day to night. This core line is made for a girl who is constantly busy and on the go and will most likely wears her outfit from day to night. I am very inspired by these two bright women. They have introduce us a new way to think about jewelry, it’s a smarter model for a new generation of women. They had discovered fine jewelry at a fair price!


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Who is AUrate New York?

AUrate New York offer contemporary yet timeless real gold jewelry made right here in New York City! “This trendy brand re-writes the rules by offering quality products at an honest price and empowering our community to give back to the world.”

 AUrate make fine jewelry that will last a lifetime. Their smaller and more timeless items are 18K and 14K gold. Their larger and stylish pieces are Vermeil / Gold plated over sterling silver. This company source their gold in accordance with the highest standards of social, environmental and human rights practices.


For this month, AUrate is featuring a minimalist gold bar necklace that could be easily incorporated into a modern outfit…

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Here are some of my coffee to cocktails versatile looks

These are simple and classy looks..All you need to convert your day to night look is either change your accessories, your hair style, or  your makeup ( either change color of lipstick) or shoes!!!

 

 

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Feeling Funky Today!!!

Today, I decided to pull out my black spiked sneaker wedges from Aldo. I haven’t worn these pairs in years! At first it was hard for me to put together an outfit because I was being indecisive with my style choices. I couldn’t set my mind up! I literally sat on my bed for half an hour , staring blank at my closet.. Finally! I decided what I want to wear for work today. To paired up my spiked wedges,  I picked up a casual black midi skirt from Forever21, a light grey sweater sleeves crop top from H&M, and my favorite black and red plaid shirt. 

For my makeup choices for today, I decided to go light on the makeup then accentuate my lips with  a pop of color and darken my eyebrows. I used Luxe Lip color from Bobbi Brown and the lip color was called “Parisian Red”. 

I was definitely feeling funky today. And since it is Friday.. why not have FUN! I hope you guys like my outfit inspiration! 

Xoxo PT

7th Annual Xperience Trendy Walk Fashion Gala

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What an amazing weekend! This past weekend, I had a major opportunity to covered the XTTW7 Fashion Show Gala in Prospect, CT. The show was held at the beautiful Aria Banquet Hall. It was The Battle of the Designers!  The fashion show was put together by Ricky Da’vista  aka”Trendy” and The  Fashion Team. First of all I would love to thank Ricky for having me at the show and he did an FABULOUS job putting the show together! This was  my  first time attending to fashion show  with my boyfriend!I have to say the show was a success! All of the designers were so talented and innovative. My boyfriend and I had a blast covering the show. Can’t wait for next year fashion show gala!


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For more info about Ricky, you can visit his website rickydavista.com

 Follow Ricky Da’Vista “Trendy” on Social Media @rickydavista!

To everyone who doesn’t know Ricky Da’Vista aka “Trendy”…. He is one of the most influential people who I have ever met! Ricky is a wardrobe stylist and  a radio personality on Hot 93.7 starring as #Trendy Tuesdays based in Connecticut. He is a true trendsetter and his love for fashion has led him to major success NOT JUST in Connecticut but also within major cities like New York City to embrace the fashion world. I’m so lucky I have the opportunity to work with him and get to know him personally!! 🙂


Who are we wearing?

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IMG_0032DSCN2740DSCN2716I think my boyfriend and I were one of the most fashionable couple who attended at the fashion show. 😛  We decided to match each other and stuck with our color theme. We were going for “The Debonair” look;  black and white pairing up with bright color accessories to complete our wardrobes.

His Look:

 Nordstrom – Topman Black Skinny Fit Suit Jacket -$175

Nordstrom – Topman Black Skinny Fit Touser – $75

White cotton dress shirt – Express Men – $50

Bow tie- Ted Baker – $50

Aldo Black Laced Up Dress Shoes- $100

Her Look:

White cut-out cropped top- Windsor Store- $14

Black A-line Organza Skirt- Forever 21- $27.99

Multi-color/ Floral Print Platform Pumps- $17

Silver Chandelier Earrings- Charming Charlies- $15


There were 8 different fashion designers showcased their original collections and designs to see who had the best designs and collections. It was the battle of the designers!The order of the designers from the show:

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Fashion to Figure

Cardicci Fashion

Brian Hernandez Collection

Luxe and Curves SS16 Collection-Bloom

Vice Versa Showroom

Matthew Reisman

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Here are some video clips from the fashion show:

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Brian Hernanez Collection

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IG – @TheBrianDiaries

Vice Versa Showroom

IG – @viceversashowroom

Luxe & Curves Spring 2016 Collection- Bloom

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IG – @luxesandcurves

Cardicci Fashion

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IG – @cardicci_Fashion

Matthew Reisman

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IG – @matthewreisman

Nuptials by LaMoo Designs

IG – @lamoodesigns1


Matthew Reisman

The winner of the battle of the designers for the 7th Annual Xperience Trendy Walk Fashion Show……MATTHEW REISMAN! I couldn’t agree more! I love his collection. It was very polished and clean. I love how every pieces from his collections was seem very elegant, timeless, and effortless. The fabric choices and color scheme was cohesive Every pieces seemed to flows well with each other. I can definitely see many celebrities purchasing these wardrobe.  Matthew is a very talented designer and I can see he will have plenty of success in his future! Can’t wait for next year  to see what Matthew has come up with next!

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Downtown Funk

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Hello Everyone!!!! I’m BACKKKK!!!!

I know I know It has been a while since a wrote my latest post. I have to be honest I had a couple of step backs and also was going through some personal thing over the last year, which is why I haven’t been inspired to write. Don’t worry I am back now, since today is Chinese and Vietnamese New Year, why not start over? I want to move forward with my life and  start over with a fresh clean plate. My goal for this year is to discover and create new memories & adventures and find more muses and inspirations to write about.


 

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I decided to do a collaboration with a good friend of mine, Kahlil Martinez. He is a terrific photographer. I’m always amazed and inspired by his work and talent.  We decided to set up a quick photo shoot something fashion based to overlap with my blog site. So we decided to do a city shoot in Downtown Hartford around Pratt street and City Hall. The inspirations behind the shoot was to take place somewhere outside in the city, in a urban setting and for my part was to pick out a few of outfits and style to showcase something relating to the “beginning of the winter season for fashion trend”. We wanted to stay with a solid theme so that I can write a few blogs about this shoot.

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 I live in the Northeast and  sometime it can be difficult for me to find outfits to wear without freezing my butt when I walk outside in the freezing air and snow. There was a point of time where I used to get tired of seeing other girls wear tight-fitting crop tops and tight pencil skirts with slits. I want to show other fashion divas that there are other outfit options to look chic and sexy instead of wearing tight and revealing crop tops and pencil skirts with slits. So I decided to selected a couple of outfits to show ways how to make comfy and loose clothing can look chic and sexy for a perfect outfit of the day look. I want to give the idea that I can look fashionable or trendy without having to put a lot of thoughts and efforts because we were shooting around Hartford and the shoot fits with the theme. So I picked out a pair of my light-washed destroyed boyfriend jeans, my must have leopard faux fur vest, a white over-sized sweater, my boyfriend flannel button up, and a pair of my black suede zipped up booties. I decided to paired my red envelope clutch and neon clutch with my outfits and accessories with my gold bracelets and necklace and my gold Michael Kors watch.


Hope you guys enjoy my photos! For more information or consultation/bookings with Kahlil Martinez, visit at www.917ink.com or 860-490-7065 or follow him on Instagram @kahlilmartinez