Thursday, February 9, 2012


You may have heard Karl Lagerfeld's name a lot around the webosphere ( I just made that word up haha) all this week. Well, the not-so-nice attention sparked from an interview the Creative Director of Chanel and Fendi did Monday with Metro World News. When asked about  pop singer Lana Del Rey he responded:
 “I prefer Adele and Florence Welch. But, as a modern singer, she is not bad. The thing at the moment is Adele. She is a little too fat, but she has a beautiful face and a divine voice. Lana del Rey is not bad at all. She looks very much like a modern-time singer. In her photos, she is beautiful. Is she a construct with all her implants? She’s not alone with implants.”

Do you guys remember that saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all'? Yeah. I think he missed that day in Kindergarten class haha. What upsets me the most about all this, is that Lagerfeld himself struggled with weight issues and with that being said, shouldn't he be the last person to tear someone down about weight?

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After much negative attention from the media and Adele fans worldwide, Lagerfeld has issued a statement in another Metro World News paper:
"I'd like to say to Adele that I am your biggest admirer. Sometimes when you take a sentence out of the article it changes the meaning of the thought. What I said was in relation to Lana Del Rey and the sentence has since been taken out of context from how it was originally published. I actually prefer Adele, she is my favorite singer and I am a great admirer of her. I lost over 30 kilos over 10 years ago and have kept it off. I know how it feels when the press is mean to you in regards to your appearance. Adele is a beautiful girl. She is the best. And I can't wait for her next CD."

Okay, that's nice... But what about you calling her fat?

Check out this video from E! News with Adele's feelings about her body. I love Adele and that she represents curvy & beautiful women as the norm. It doesn't matter how anyone feels about you. The only opinion that truly counts is your own!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Happy Hump Day! I've been meaning to do this post for a few weeks now about a lipstick that I absolutely ADORE. It's from CoverGirl's Lip Perfection lipstick line and the color is called 'Embrace'. It's a deep purple hue with a blue undertone which in my opinion really sets the color off. I've never seen a color quite like this one before and I'm truly addicted.

I first found out about this lipstick while on YouTube one day. You go on that website for one thing and in what feels like 5 minutes, you look up and not only have two hours passed but you now have a notepad with an endless list of products you need. Well on an impromtu visit to Target with a friend, I found the color that was on my wishlist! Super excited, I couldn't even wait until I got home to try it on. I put it on in the car mirror on my way to the movies and we've been having a love affair ever since... My other lip colors are totally jealous haha.

It lasts ALL day, if anything you'll have to scrub your lips to get it off! But I really don't mind at all, that's just another excuse for me to wear it the next day haha. It goes on smooth, and the quality is serious competition for even my YSL lipstick. You haven't heard the best part yet, the price! Only $5.49. Yes, it's true. So what are you waiting for? Go get one!

Make sure you check out the other colors in the Lip Perfection line!

Friday, January 27, 2012



Hey everyone! With it being a new year, I've decided to add a few new features to The JJ. Every two weeks or so, I'm going to post a "Juicy Tip". Every so often, I come across amazing beauty tips that have changed my life haha and I'm sure they can be helpful to you all as well. If you have any tips you'd like me to post, all is welcome. I love my readers and your suggestions mean the world to me!

I know I'm not alone in saying that it sucks like hell when your lipstick breaks, especially when it can cost as much as $40. Tired of throwing away money? Follow these effortless steps that will change your life! (I'm so dramatic haha)

STEP 1: Hold a match or lighter over the base of broken lipstick

STEP 2: Place broken piece on top of lipstick base and use a toothpick to smooth out the sides.

STEP 3: Place lipstick uncovered in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to solidify

STEP 4:  Roll lipstick down and it's READY FOR USE!

Hope you all enjoyed my first tip!


Hey my loves! Spring is in the air!! well not outside, but definitely in the mall. If you're going shopping to find winter gear, good luck because the spring and summer wear is EVERYWHERE! One item in particular that I must have this upcoming season is a tie front top. They are so much fun and can be worn so many ways including everything from an extra cas day at the beach to a fashionable girl's night out. Now that I've expressed my love for this top, let me just say, this is NOT a top you can just throw on without proper planning. I tried one on at Forever 21 which I thought I would love and was disappointed when I put it on. It wasn't that I didn't like the top but found that it created unnecessary emphasis on my stomach ( which is not flat!) I left the store without it. =[

After much thinking though, I realized that I should have gotten it. I am a strong believer that any style can be worn by any body shape... IF executed in the right way. So if the plus size girl can figure out how to wear a crop top and a two piece bikini without looking crazy, why can't I wear a top with a tie in the front??? So after a little focus, I've figured out some tricks of the trade. Allow me to share:


If you keep your bottoms loose and/or high waisted, you don't even have to worry about your belly'll only show a sliver of skin if that. Avoid leggings or anything that clings too much. (except maybe a bodycon skirt which moves everything into the right place =])


Yes, fake it until you make it. If you don't have the flattest stomach or aren't comfortable at the idea of letting skin show, why not pretend? When I say fake it, I don't mean for you to pull out the body shaper or girdle.. unless of course you want to. What I do recommend is to try wearing a neutral or black cami under your tie front top to give off the illusion of still showing skin without showing anything. I do this trick all the time when wearing crop tops and it works like a charm.. looks great too *snaps fingers* haha

Here are some ideas for how to wear your TIE FRONT TOP

How to wear your tie front top

How to wear your tie front top 2

How to wear your tie front top 3

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Yes! It's true! I've extended The Juicy Journal blog to Tumblr! I will mainly be using Tumblr to reblog things I love including fashion, beauty, celebs I love, and music (you can expect some randomness as well haha). I like to think of it as my blog's inspiration since it will include all things I ♥ dearly. I hope that you all join me on my Tumblr journey!

Check out the Tumblr Page here or on the 'Tumblr' page tab at the top of the blog

I'm soooo excited! =]

Saturday, October 29, 2011



Hey everyone! Today was a bit of a drag huh?! Not even Halloween yet and snow (and rain) are falling and killing the weekend. With no where to go and nothing to see except the mess outside, I decided to put together a wishlist. The holidays will soon be upon us and I figured, what better way to prepare for that question that makes us all smile: "What do you want for Christmas?" =]

FUR: Currently, I'm having this love affair with fur. I just love the feeling. On my wishlist are a full fur hat, scarf and earmuffs. I promise I won't wear them all at once but I must have each of them! haha.

HAIR ACCESSORIES: My natural hair is finally at a point where I can attach pretty bows and other accessories to it for added spice and I'm so excited! Time to get CRAY! haha

MONIF C. : If you've been keeping up with my posts, then you are aware that Monif C. has released her holiday collection of dresses for 2011; my favorite being the Samantha Sequin which is AMAZING. Another hot Monif dress is the Emme Ponte Knit Arrow dress in ivory and black. This dress is simple enough to wear to work, and chic enough to wear for a special occasion. I love dresses that are multi-functional.

ASOS DRESSES: Also on my wishlist are three ASOS dresses which I am contemplating for the New Year. I love the elegance of the full lace dress, the funk of the dress with a fitted top and poofy tool bottom and the sass of the fitted black dress with sheer sleeves. I can see myself in all three of these, laughing it up with a glass of wine in hand.. or bottle.. or both haha.

SEQUIN DRESS & BLAZER (DOROTHY PERKINS): seriously, who doesn't love sequins.. great way to stand out at night.

HANDBAGS: The Neon Satchel from Cambridge Satchel Company I ♥ . I can't think of any color I can't wear this bag with.

LEATHER SKIRT: Leather Cult Company offers custom made leather pieces including skirts, shorts, pants, jackets and much more! Not only custom sizing, but custom length and color choices as well. This is undoubtedly the item on my wishlist I want the most, and better be under the Christmas tree. =]

AMERICAN APPAREL LEGGINGS: I love that American Apparel has expanded their sizes to an XL. I guess someone talked some sense into them?! A lot of companies need to follow suit. Sorry to mess up your perfect little company's image but the average size in the US is a 16. Do you care more about image than company profit? I'm just saying *shrugs* Anyway, I'm not the biggest fan of liquid leggings but I love the variety of colors these come in, and paired with a blazer and colorful pumps, the result could be magical.

SHEEPSKIN UGGS: Last winter, I completely abandoned my UGGs. I traded them in for military boots which I still love to death and hope will never go out of style. Even though my love for UGG boots have faded, these sheepskin ones have definitely made me fall in love all over again. It brings out your inner diva and makes you feel on top of the world. Besides, I believe every girl should channel their inner Snooki! ♥

EVANS BELTED TUNIC/LACE ACCENT TOP (DP): The lace accented sheer top from Dorothy Perkins would be a nice addition to my wardrobe, and very fall 2011. I have a bunch of lace tops but nothing lace accented so this piece is necessary to me. I've been on a sheer obsession for a few months now so this Evans Belted Tunic should be no surprise, but what I love about it is the length which allows me to throw it on  in a hurry with leggings and still look FAB!


Wednesday, October 26, 2011



I'm guessing most of you have seen the Beyonce video for "Party"? If your answer is yes, then you exactly why I've done a "shoeicide" for the song's video. If your answer is no, don't worry.. I've got you covered!

I can't say that I'm the biggest Beyonce Stan, but I can say that she works hard and it shows. Her third video in less than a month, the "Party" video was an amazing visual with even better shoe choices! I literally couldn't stop myself from staring at her feet every time the camera panned them haha. 

My favorite shoes from the video were undoubtedly, the Dior Tahiti Ankle Wrap Platform Pumps! *Happy Dance* I love the colors and the ability to switch the ribbon for any color makes the possibilities endless. Definitely a summer shoe, but we all have closets don't we? Brights will always be in for summer! If you have $1,550, you can buy these now at Nordstrom ...

Not trying to break the bank?! Jeffrey Campbell ♥ has a similar alternative for only $149. That's more like it! Also available at Nordstrom.

For those of you who didn't see the video!

PS: Rapper/Singer Khia is claiming that Beyonce stole her video idea from her video for "My Neck, My Back". No, no.. I'm serious! The things people do for attention. In the words of  Ms. Nicki Lewinsky, "You out of work.. I know it's tough. But enough is ENOUGH!" haha.